Sunday, 7 September 2014

Autumn/Winter Essentials

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In autumn/winter the fashion is at it's best. Warm coats, heeled boots, jumpers are my favourite things to wear and on lazy days hoodies really come in handy to keep warm- I currently have an obsession with anything with text on as you can see from the 'I love sleep" choice. I am hoping for snow this year so I can get my wellies out, £80 worth of wellies don't just need to be sitting with the rest of my shoes for a whole year again. Autumn/Winter is when my lipstick craze comes out, red and purple lips are my favourite colours to wear therefore I am looking forward to wearing dark lip colours and my M.A.C Up The Amp lipstick is feeling rather unloved. I will not go out without my lipstick in Autumn/Winter and my nude colours are pushed slightly to the back of my collection. Glitter makes nails look so pretty for Christmas time. Accessories such as head warmers and gloves are also an essential as it is vital to keep warm, especially when I have to walk to places.

What are your Autumn/Winter essentials?

Monday, 1 September 2014

1st of September

The start of this new month brings excitement as the prolonged wait has finally come to an end. Autumn and winter is on it's way which is by far the greatest seasons in my opinion as it brings pleasant festivals to enjoy. Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas all lead to time well spent with family and friends. I am so excited for Winter time as Christmas is my favourite season. Christmas lights around shopping centres, ice skating rinks, Santa's grotto's, Christmas films and songs, the build up is the most enjoyable. These seasons also include my 18th Birthday which I am super excited about but also makes me anxious thinking about growing up and what will happen in the future as I am a 'live in the moment' kind of girl. Other than festivals and celebrations the time coming up to Autumn and winter also contains going/going back to school, college or university. Starting new somewhere can be scary however going back somewhere can also mean you can start fresh, as for me- starting fresh means getting work done straight away so nothing is left to the last minute. As these busy periods can be sort of overwhelming happiness, cheerfulness and joy is brought to counteract with the gloom fullness of the rain, wind and colds which brings me positivity so that I can live a little and enjoy these seasons as there is so much to look forward to. Overall, I am excited for what the Autumn and Winter seasons may bring. I wonder if any of you are as excited as I am!

Louise x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Things I Do When I'm Bored

I moan when I'm always busy and want to have a lazy day and I also moan when I'm bored having a lazy day as I have nothing to do. Here is a list of the things I like to do when I have no plans to save me from boredom.

1. Read and write blogs

What's better to do when your bored. I love writing blog posts and it will keep me occupied for a long time. I also like to go through my bloglovin' feed and find out all about the latest products and whats on trend.

2. Watch Gossip Girl

I am coming to the end of Gossip Girl and I do not know what to do with my life once I have finished it. I will probably watch it again with my friend (I always try and get my friends into the things I like). Any suggestions on good TV shows?

3. Watch YouTube videos

I could spend hours watching videos on my subscription list and end up finding new youtubers and spending even longer watching all of their videos. I love beauty videos obviously but also vlogs and skits/impressions etc.

4. Online shopping

I say shopping but I mostly find myself browsing through various shops looking for new clothes to add to my long list of things I want. I also look on beauty sites because lets face it.. I can't resist. My favourite shops to online shop on are Missguided, Boohoo, Topshop, River Island, Newlook, ELF, Superdrug, Boots and Feel Unique.

5. Watch Films

I don't often watch films, I go through stages of constantly watching films to never watching films. Recent films I have watched are We're the Millers, The To Do List and Revenge of the bridemaids. I also saw The Fault in Our Stars at the cinema. I recommend these films! I am yet to watch Inbetweeners 2, Begin Again and What If.

What TV shows and films do you recommend? What do you do when you're bored?
Louise x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My Fave TV Shows!

I am currently obsessed with watching TV shows and it's mainly what I do in my spare time. Episode after episode and I've almost completed a season in what.. a day? I used to just watch the usual soaps, big brother and TOWIE but now I have brushed them off and have settled with actual good addictive shows. My friends get me into these TV shows so I thought I'd share with you my favourite shows.

  • Pretty Little Liars

  • Gossip Girl

  • 90210

  • Awkward

I have been watching pretty little liars for ages but in my opinion season 5 is dragging a bit but none the less it is still amazing. I just hope the show ends soon so I can finally find out the mystery. This is the most addictive TV show I have ever watched and I couldn't recommed it enough. Gossip Girl is my favourite show of them all. I must admit it is a show that may take you a while to get into but after you begin to fall in love with the characters it becomes amazing and I was unable to stop watching it. I didn't even want it to end.. and I may have cried at the last episode! I have been watching 90210 for a while and it's an easy show to watch but still amazing. I was hooked from the first episode.. and made me want to live in Beverly Hills. Awkward on the other hand is a show I have just started I watched the first few epsiodes with my friend and then I went home and continued watching it. It's so funny and different to the other shows I have mentioned above.

It is the most annoying thing when good TV shows get cancelled e.g. The Lying Game and Ravenswood they were my absolute favourties and left cliff hangers. I really wanted to find out about the untold mysteries that laid in them. I hate watching something then not finishing it!

Have you watched any of these shows? Any recommendations?

Louise x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Fashion Haul

After a much needed shopping trip with some friends I came back with a few purchases that I'm really happy with so I thought I'd share them with you. I went to many shops but it's a pain when everything you like doesn't have your size in stock. The most annoying thing is when something looks better on the hanger than it does on you, can anyone relate? First world problems..

From Newlook I brought this lime green cami top which is only £9.99! I think this is a great top to brighten up my wardrobe as I normally stick to plain colours as you will see in this post.. I like to pair this with jeans. It looks nice tucked in but I prefer it out. It is perfect for this season however I don't think we will be getting any hot weather soon in the UK. I think I could get away with wearing this in the winter but for fall this would look amazing with jeans and a leather jacket.

For a while I have been looking for my size in these jeans in my local River Island but have failed a couple of times. I even looked online and they were sold out. When I went shopping in London I found them and had to get them. I have been after these jeans because I have given up with my Topshop Joni jeans as they have gone baggy. I hope these jeans don't do that. They are £40 here.

 I love plain crop tops and when I saw this for only £9.99 from River Island I knew I had to have it. It is different as it has a high neck style. These are so easy to wear as they can be matched with shorts, jeans or high waisted skirts. In the Autumn I will wear this with jeans, boots and a leather jacket for my oh so edgy style.

Denim shorts have been on my list for a while but they are hard to find as I don't want to be walking around with my bum cheeks on show... I found these from again River Island and was surprised at the price. I thought they were going to be more than just £28. I will also wear these in the colder months with tights.

My last top to show is again a high neck top, and again from River Island and again black! What I love about this is that I can dress it up or down. I can tuck it in or leave it out, I love it. This is comfortable as it is jersey material. I also love the back detail. It is also only £18.

And that is the end of my mini fashion haul! I have already been browsing online at more clothes that I want. Hope you liked this post. What item is your favourite?

Louise x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Things I Do To Save Time In The Morning

Hi guys,

So today in this post, I am going to share with you some of the things that I do to save time in the mornings when I am in a rush. These tips can also help when you are getting ready to go out early in the morning but have time to make extra effort but still have a set time to be ready.

  • In the mornings I like spend less time on my hair as I'd rather spend more time on my makeup. The night that I wash my hair (every other day) I will use my John Freida Frizz Ease spray on wet hair then go on with my hair dryer and straighter. As the spray keeps my hair straighter for longer I do not have to straighten my hair every morning. I will just go over the front parts of my hair and I'm done. Doing my hair the night before saves me so much more time and if I was in a rush as I'd be done in minutes.

  • The morning in which I'm going to work I am super speedy as I am in a rush. I have a quick shower, tie my hair up, put on some foundation, powder and mascara then fill in my eyebrows and I'm good to go. To save time with my makeup I like to get out the products I will use the night before and place them on my dressing table. This saves time because I am not hunting through my makeup drawers (which can be super loud when rummaging.. I don't want to wake the house up) and everything is right in front of me.

  • Deciding what outfit I am going to wear takes the longest time with me. I like to pick out my clothes the night before as I will be less stressed and can be ready in no time. Also if they need to be re-ironed (I like to chuck things in to the bottom of the wardrobe) I have time to do so.

  • If you go to school/college you will find that packing your bag the night before is very helpful as you are not rushing around trying to find a piece of homework or assignment that is due in. I like to think about what I need for the day as I hate forgetting things - I don't know how many times I check that my memory stick is defiantly in my bag. If you're in school, packing your bag the night before will help avoid detentions in case you forget homework.

An extra thing I like to do the morning before I have to be out early is charge my phone and Ipod over night. By doing this I know I will have a full battery for the day. If I forget this I hate knowing I will not have enough battery to last if I want to scroll through twitter, check instagram, chat to friends through whatsapp or BBM etc.

I don't know if this is my super organised self who just does these things.. Please don't tell me I'm the only one. I like to think I am organised and I have to be in a set routine.

Do you do anything to save time in the morning? If so let me know in the comments.
Louise x

Friday, 18 July 2014

My Summer Wishlist

As the summer break approaches I thought I'd share my summer wishes and what I want to do before the fall starts again.

 Go to Southend-On-Sea

I go to Southend every summer with my family. I love going to Southend as theres lots to do. My favourite thing to do is go to Adventure Island and go on all the rides. I have been on all the rides loads of times and I never get bored. They may not be as great as other theme park's rides such as Alton Towers, Thorpe Park etc but I love these plus I don't have to wait an hour to get on a ride! 

I also like going to the amusements rather than the beach. When we plan to go the weather is typically not nice but I think I'd rather sit on the beach with friends rather than family. Southend has the longest standing pier in the world so I'd like to go on a train ride on it however that would be quite scary!

 Have fun

Rather than spending the summer at home addicted to watching TV shows and eating food I want to take every good opportunity given to me and go out more and experience new things. Whether that is with family or friends I do not want to waste my summer and I want to get the most out of it as I can.
 Get a tan

There isn't much sun in England to get a tan and I think I'd just burn anyway. So to be honest, I am going to be tanning from a bottle and pretending I laid out in the sun or went on holiday.

Get fit

Serious fitness is needed in my life. I used to play netball and I was fit but now I cannot run up the stairs without getting out of breath and it's rather embarrassing, especially when I have two flights of stairs to walk up to get to my college room. Cute trainers and gym clothing should give me inspiration to start doing some exercise this summer.

The 'perfect summer body' is of course something everyone wants to have but I can tell I won't have that. I wish I could have total body confidence.

Eat healthy

I honestly eat so much. I am constantly being told I do not have an end to my stomach. I am always hungry and it's bad how most of the things I eat are bad foods. I do not really like eating fruits but that needs to change. I am going to try getting into fruit and yogurt for breakfast but if I do not eat it everyday it will be a waste as it will need to be thrown away. I also need to eat salads and eat a balanced diet. As well as that I need to make sure I have 3 proper meals a day.

Get more confidence

I have got a lot more confidence since I left school and I think it is because I have become more independent and trying a lot more to not care what others think of me. I also find it easier to stick up for myself. I have come out from my shell and have been able to actually talk to new people rather than being shy and awkward. However, there is more confidence that needs to come and I need to start doing things for myself and stop relying on my mum for everything. I can't even talk to a doctor when I'm ill, my mum has do all the talking! Anyone else??

Spend time with friends

Friends are really important and I need to spend more time with them. I need to create more memories with them. I'd like to get a Polaroid camera to capture my memories and make an memory board to place in my room. I'd like to also do more things with friends like visiting more places, going to the beach etc. I hope to make new friends too.

What are your wishes for the summer? I'd love to know! Tell me in the comments!

Louise x

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