Monday, 31 August 2015

Sort of Artsy Pictures

Eeek! I have been away from this blog for a little too long so I thought I would post some sort of artsy pictures for a quick post. I went for a walk this morning with my friend and these were taken (and lots more, but I can only get hold of these right now!).

To give you a quick catch-up on where I've been, I went on a family holiday to France which was lovely - lots of fun was had. Then I went to a festival, Soul Survivor, and I honestly think it was one of the best experiences of my life. Anyway, that was a quick catch-up and I will be back to the usual posts soon, I promise! 


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

6 Back to School Life Hacks

The first of my back to school series is here, some life hacks to help you through the school year.

1. Want to make some extra money from just browing the web?

It can be hard to make money whilst in school, but by using QMee you can get paid 5p for just clicking a website (I will link the website, to explain it a little better)

2. Searching for a particular word/phrase in a document or website?

You can use CTRL F (for windows) to get a certain word highlighted to help you find it.

3. Struggle with your alarm?

There are two ways I use to get around this- put your alarm the other side of your room, so you actually have to ge up to switch it off or you can use this great alarm app - Sleep Time (free), which records your sleep movements and plays an alarm when you're in your lightest sleep, so getting up isn't so hard..

4. Lost or forget your schedule?

You can set your timetable/schedule as your phone background so you can see your schedule by just unlocking your phone.

5. Headphones tangled?

Pick a spot half way down the wire and shake it (for at least 10 seconds) (this actually sort of works) 

6. Need to block a website to stop procrastination?

By going to, you can block a website (facebook or youtube etc.) for however long you like.

What's your school life hack if you've got one?

I hope you enjoyed this quick little post, I promise more posts in this Back to School series..


Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Summer Edit - Collab

Hey guys todays post is a collab with Pretty Perfect, if you haven't checked out her blog then please do, as she posts great make-up and fashion posts frequently! Today we are doing a Summer Edit, where we talk about our favorite summer trends/essentials/tips.

1. Taupe Eyeshadow

Since getting my Make-Up Revolution Iconic 3 palette, I've been a sucker for taupe eyeshadows. I find that it complements my skin better and gives more of a natural and easy look for the summer.

2. Printed Shorts
I am in love with printed shorts, I may have a too big of a collection. They're so easy to wear in the summer, pairing it with a plain t-shirt and some cute sandals but also for the winter by adding a pair of tights.

3. Sleek Bronze Block
This is one of my favourite products from Sleek, and it's great for a beginner bronzer. I'm sure I've talked about this on my blog before - but I love it! It has four blocks, three different bronzing shades (perfect to choose each day) and one blusher.

4. Deep Pink Nails
Throughout Summer, this is the colour on my toe nails. It's bright and goes with almost all the outfits I have been wearing this Summer. You can find this colour at Barry M and Bourjois.

5. Brown Sandals
Lastly, I'm in love with brown sandals this Summer. I'm forever using my brown bag and I find these fit perfectly with it. I own two, one from New Look and one pair from Accessorize. As I normally wear either blue or burgundy, these sandals pair great with both colours.

Anyway, that's it for today's post, I hope you enjoyed learning about my favourite summer trends/essentials. Remember to check out Pretty Perfect too.


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

This Post isn't Socially Acceptable

I'm not sure I'm aloud to say this, but I am confident about my body shape/size. Yes, I have a bit of a muffin top and I also have legs that resemble tree trunks, with stretch marks like tree bark. But, I am happy with my body. Yes, there I said it, I'm happy with my body. And I am so so (x100) lucky that I feel this way because more than the majority of teen girls don't feel this away about their body.

But I feel like I can't say this out loud. I feel like it might offend someone - the fact that I'm happy with my body. I feel like I would be boasting if I admitted it out loud, so instead I just cover it up by saying that I see myself as fat etc. This isn't fair on anyone, the self conscious people and the confident. 

And I'm not saying that I have the perfect body, I'm far from that but I'm happy with my body. And I don't see why we must have the "perfect" body to be happy with your body. My body has loads of flaws, but I don't mind them. Could you (yes you, the reader) just try not to care so much about what people think? Because at the end of the day what you care is what matters (horrible cheesy quote, just give me a minute for my cringe to pass).

I'm writing this as a blog post in order to help the people who are self conscious and the people in my position, in the hope to change someones mind on the idea of feeling obligated to feel like you're am fat. Who is it helping? It's not helping me, as it makes me see my flaws. And it's not helping you, as it makes you feel even worse about yourself.

If this post happened to offend anyone, I'm really sorry..

This post is a bit out of the ordinary, but I felt like I should write it, just to get the message out there, even if only one person reads it. I will be back with a more cheerful post soon, I promise.

This post is part of a little blogger series I'm taking part in called the "secret blogger project 2015" run by teen bloggers Emily ,Rebekka and Charlotte. About 30 of us will be writing twice a week on selected little lifestyle topics and you can also go onto the twitter and instagram hashtag "#secretbp2015" to have a little chat and view everyone's posts. If you would like to join or know more (we'd love to have you!)  Instagram dm @theperks0fbeingemily or if you don't have instagram, send a quick email to! xxx