Thursday, 31 January 2013


I'm sorry I've been absent since Saturday, I've been busy with schoolwork and also had nothing to actually blog about. So, it's really great that Kimmy ( has decided to tag me and I get a ton of fun questions to answer.

Here are the rules:

- You answer the eleven questions the tagger has given you and make eleven more for the people you're going to tag

- Tag eleven more bloggers

- Tell the people you have tagged to get their bums in gear (Tell them you tagged them)

- No tagging back!

Okay, I'm sorry to be such a loser but I only have one other person who I think I could actually tag here because I'm guessing it's a bit weird to tag people you don't really talk to much or people who don't follow you... I'm not really sure of blogger etiquette for matters such as these. Am I allowed to only tag one person?...

Anyway, here are Kimmy's questions:

1. What's your favourite sweet food?
Ooooh, choices choices. I'd have to say chocolate - you can't go wrong with that. Hot chocolate, chocolate bars, chocolate spread, chocolate ice cream, chocolate milkshake - the list is endless!

2. What's the wackiest/biggest injury you've ever had
I've led a rather - is sheltered the right word? - life which has pretty much been major-injury-free. I'm actually inspecting my scars right now to jog my memory but none of them were serious. When I was eleven, I ran down a really steep hill in Weymouth and fell, scraping all the skin off my knee. It bled like crazy, pouring down my leg, but actually healed up relatively quickly.

3. What's your favourite accessory that you own?
A bag is an accessory, right? It's definitely my Cambridge satchel. I know I've blogged about it far too much but I think I'm actually in love with it. I find myself absent-mindedly stroking the leather and gazing at it lovingly.

4. If you could have any animal as a pet, what would it be?
Truth be told, I dislike animals. A lot. However, I wouldn't say no to a pug. I think they're the cutest things ever and I would either name he/she Colin or Sharon.

5. Breakfast, lunch or dinner?
Difficult because I love any kind of food at any time. Possibly dinner because it gives you something to look forward to throughout the day and it's usually my biggest meal too. Gotta fill dat tummy.

6. What's your favourite song?
Another Love by Tom Odell! I soooo need his new album when it comes out.

7. What's your favourite place you've visited and why?
A little village called Shere, kind of near Guildford. It's such a quaint, beautiful little place. The day I first went there was for my Bronze DofE expedition and that was the day I first met a really great friend of mine. I went back there a couple of months ago with him and it was such a great day. I also went there with my family for the day recently and I just associate such happy memories with that place. It's always been sunny whenever I've been too.. bonus!

8. What is the strangest thing you've ever done?
This has taken some thinking. Probably launching a "boy quest" which involved picking a guy I wanted to get to know, enlisting the help of my friends and putting together a plan with detailed steps as to how to achieve it. A check list of accomplished targets may also have been involved. Is this too weird? Probably. I don't want a restraining order.

9. What's the best book you've ever read and why?
Adorkable by Sarra Manning. It's made me who I am (in the least lame and cheesy way possible) and has shown me I don't need to be afraid of who or what that is. It's made me see other people in their true light and has given me hope for the future. Life is always going to get better, the best is always yet to come, and this book has made me see that. Fifty six stars to the book and a lot of love to Sarra Manning.

10. Someone who inspires you, and why?
Can they be fictional? Jeane Smith, protagonist of aforementioned novel, is amazing. See above for reasoning. My best friend (not fictional) also inspires me. She's so great and lovely and is such a high achiever and she makes me want to be like that too.

11. If you were a superhero, what powers would you have?
Mind reading. No question about it! I've always thought that being able to know what other people are thinking would be the ultimate power. If it was flipped, then no, I wouldn't like others to be able to read my thoughts but I think I could cope with it if I could read their minds too.

So, thank you Kimmy! This has actually been really fun and you picked such good questions. It's also given me something to blog about, so for that, I'm extra thankful! I'm going to tag:

Jess -

Dian -

Okay, so is it mega lame that I have no one else to tag? I don't wanna be tagging people who have no idea who I am... I think this is decidedly loserish! Well, these are my questions:

1. Favourite drink ever?
2. The best film you ever saw and why?
3. The best book you ever read and why?
4. Your most worn pair of shoes?
5. Most recent purchase?
6. The website you spend the most time on and why?
7. Your favourite place in the world and why?
8. What colour is your bedroom?
9. Your favourite song?
10. What's your favourite season?
11. Favourite word and why?

Today, Gok Wan came to my school. He was listening to a speech on gay rights that the year thirteens had and our whole school was in a massive frenzy when we found out he was coming. Everyone was running round screaming "WHERE'S GOK?!?!?!?". It was mental. At the end of my English lit lesson, someone glanced out the window and was like "ahh, he's leaving". So we ran over and his car was parked right underneath our classroom window. We were like "Bye Gok, love you!" and he was like "aw, that's really nice, bye!" and smiled and waved like the Queen, got in his fancy shiny car and drove off. That was the highlight of my day. And tragically, I have nothing else to report.

Song of the day:

Good Life - OneRepublic (Ebony Day cover)

Happy happy happy!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Hana Bushnell

Today, whilst procrastinating, I was faffing around on youtube and on my recommended videos sidebar, there was a link to this song: and I completely fell in love with Hana Bushnell and Aaron Burbidge's voices. I've been listening to every song on each of their channels and found a link to Hana Bushnell's bandcamp: where I downloaded her EP, Biting My Tongue. My favourite song on there is definitely Cliché Lovesong and it's fast becoming my most played song on iTunes.

This is just a quick post to talk about my big love for her and to recommend the EP to you all!

Friday, 25 January 2013

Camden Town

Today was a good day but it was freezing and my hands swelled up with the cold (they do that...) so it looked like I had ten bright red sausages instead of actual fingers. Attractive.

Outfit for Friday 25th January:

Coat: Peacocks, £40
Skirt: charity shop, £4.50
Boots: Doc Martens, £82.50
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company, £95

I rediscovered jewellery heaven:

And stumbled upon a secret second-hand bookshop which is actual heaven (oh, and can you see a cheeky book called 'KATE' right there? It's a sign).

To warm up (and to try and reduce the swelling of my ten red sausages) my friends and I took refuge in the classiest of coffee shops... McDonald's! The tea there is only £1 which is pretty decent.

Whilst in jewellery heaven, I fell in love with the smell of the incense they had lit in there. I bought some for my room but I'm not really sure how to hold it since I don't have a special incense burner thingy - is sticking them in a tall vase okay?

Purchases for the day are:

Incense: £1
Dodie Smith book: £3
Oscar Wilde book: £3.50
Green and gold earrings: £1
Green and silver earrings: £1
Sweatshirt: £15

I also had an amazing lunch of mixed Chinese food in a huge carton for £4. This cute little Chinese lady gave us a special deal "because you nice girls, yes". So it was a pretty great day.

Song of the day:

No Regrets - Dappy

Such such such a guilty pleasure.

Thursday, 24 January 2013

I recall a smile when the sun did rise

My camera's gone and deleted some photos I was going to put on here, boooo! It did manage to keep one photo, a blurry one (oh joy) of what I was wearing yesterday:

Jumper: M&S, £35
Dress: Ansari Boutique, £30
Boots: Shoe Zone, £15

I've actually worn these boots every single day of the week and plan to wear them again tomorrow when we have an inset day. My friends and I haven't all been out together in months due to school work so we've decided to go up to Camden tomorrow for the day. I haven't been there since July so I'm looking forward to it and I'll try to get some nice photos on my crappy camera. This might be a problem because it's likely to be overcast and dreary tomorrow with little deadly patches of ridiculously dangerously slippery ice (I'll try not to die) and areas of grey slush from the snow.

And I've just had parent's evening today at school... it didn't actually go too badly! Work harder, less chatter please, review notes, blah blah blah. I'm happy with that! The nice remarks outweighed the horrible ones, woohoo.

Song of the day:

Forever and Ever - He is We

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

The future belongs to the brave

Today was not a good day. In the sixteen minute, perilous-because-of-the-ice walk from my house to school, I slipped but managed to stay on my feet about eight times. I slipped and fell flat on my bum twice. I walk by myself so there is no one to laugh about it with. I laughed alone, which I can imagine looked quite weird. The route I take to school has like fifty six other people from my school all walking the same way, so they all had the pleasure of witnessing the farce that is my life. My coccyx is so freaking bruised and my dignity lost.

Outfit for Tuesday 22nd January:

Dress: TopShop, £20
Jumper: Mango, 30 euros
Scarf: H&M, £13

Outfit for Monday 21st January:

Jumper: school leavers hoody, £20
Dress: New Look, £12?
Scarf: H&M, £13
Boots: Shoe Zone, £15

Outfit for Sunday 20th January:

Coat: Peacocks, £40
Scarf: charity shop, £5
Dress: New Look, £12?
Hat: Debenhams, £12

These are the boots I mentioned last week (please excuse the dirty carpet; wearing them in my room got mud all over it) except they're now a lot dirtier. For your own safety, never wear anything from Shoe Zone in the ice - the soles have absolutely no grip. Refer to above story.

This is a close up of the hat I was wearing in the third photo. It made my head look a bit weird in that shot, can't deny it. Plus, you couldn't see the pattern of the wool too well in that one so I thought this one would showcase it a little better.

Song of the day:

Lilo - Lauren Aquilina

She wrote this when she was fourteen! She's incredible.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Give me a challenge and I will meet it with joy
January 28th, 1986 + Galaxies - Owl City

Galaxies is such a great song but when I first heard it, I was a little confused as to what the track preceding it - 'January 28th, 1986' - was about. I found out that Galaxies is a tribute to the victims of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster and that 'January 28th, 1986' is the president's speech about it. And it's such a beautiful speech. I cried reading the Wikipedia entry about Challenger (listed above). It's such a tragic, yet inspiring, story and I know it's one I'm not going to forget.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

Clinique foundation

I know I write about this product far far far too much but it's truly magical. Today, I've decided to post some horrible photos of my face which allow you to see the wonders this foundation works.



Oh my god, I can't stop laughing at these. Oh, I don't even know what to write. Please excuse my hair in the second shot - I was making it wavy for when I went out that evening. But hopefully you can see the difference: a shiny, zitty, naked face in the before photo, and a (very nearly) spot-free face in the after. Actually, I've just realised I missed a spot - literally - above the left eyebrow but I can do nothing about it now!

Ahh, my eyes aren't open properly in either of these, haha! #hot2trot

Friday, 18 January 2013

Favourite beauty products

I've been inspired by a couple of posts I saw earlier today to do my own little collection of favourite beauty products. I spent a while rummaging through piles of things in my room to get what was supposed to be my top ten, but what turned out as my top twelve. I couldn't narrow it down! I don't know how well the writing on this photo is going to show up but I can try!

1. Norwegian Formula lip balm. This lip balm is honestly incredible and I can't see myself using anything else for the rest of my life now. It doesn't feel too slimy on your lips and you can notice the difference immediately - seriously, just use it once and you'll feel how much more moisturised your lips are. Clearly made by angels.

2. L&B blusher palette. I don't even think L&B is a proper makeup brand... my grandma got me this makeup set one Christmas and this was in it. It's cheap as chips but I lovelovelove it. I don't tend to use the lighter pink so much as the rosy-bronze colour. If I do, it's mainly on the apples of my cheeks for a bit of colour whereas I (attempt to) use the darker one to pretend I have cheekbones.

3. Nivea Visage cleansing lotion. I use this as my night time moisturiser, especially now in the winter when skin dries out so quickly. It's also supposed to clean your pores but I think it works better as a basic moisturiser.

4. Revlon lip butter. I have this in 'Peach Parfait' which is shade 025. It works as a lip balm but I think I probably use it more as a lipstick. It definitely is worth the £8. It's also quite an understated colour so it works for just a casual look. If I want a darker lip, I'll use Maxfactor's 'Sunbronze' lipstick.

5. Clinique eye shadow palette. This is only four colours and, I'll be honest, it was a freebie with the ton of perfume my mum bought, but it's so great. I don't usually go for bright colours on my lids so I tend to use the golden colour in the top right and the gold-charcoal in the bottom left.

6. Barry M black kohl pencil. BEST EYELINER EVER. Again, obviously made by angels. It stays on for about four hours which I think is really great. I know Barry M isn't the best brand around but I've been using this liner for a few years and I've always loved it.

7. Simple face wash. I have horrible skin. It's not so much spots as nasty little ever-present pimples which foundation or concealer can't even hide. This facewash has help a lot, honestly. Some friends have complained that it makes their skin feel tight but I haven't experienced that and my skin has definitely improved.

8. Clinique foundation. Pretty sure I've mentioned this before and I know I have a whole 'nother post lined up, especially dedicated to this. I use relatively cheap makeup and this is, by far, the most expensive thing I have. This means I can't really judge the quality because I have no other expensive foundation to compare it to. I can say, though, it gives great coverage and the shade I have - 'Neutral' - is the perfect colour for me.

9. Maybelline mascara. This one's called 'Falsies Effect'... I can't really say that it makes them look like fake lashes but it's certainly very good. It doesn't make your lashes too spikey and it doesn't flake off like a lot of other mascaras I used to have. But again, I used to buy the cheap stuff!

10. 17 concealer. Cheap cheap cheap. £3.89, I think. I've been using this one for a couple of years and I have no problem with it. Apart from lipbalm, it's the only thing I wear every single day because I feel like foundation is just way too much for school. It's a bit of a lifesaver actually!

11. Anais anais perfume. I know I've definitely posted about this before, if only briefly. I got this as a Christmas present after having tried a sample bottle like three years ago. This is just springtime in a bottle. It's fresh and flowery and I know it sounds lame, but it makes me feel kind of ready for the day. Yeah, so lame.

12. Batiste dry shampoo. Another lifesaver. If I'm going out in the evening and my hair doesn't smell as fresh as it did in the morning, this is whipper out. I think I use it more as a make-my-hair-smell-fresh-please than to de-greasify it but it works so well for that too.

The products aren't in order of my favourites, just the order they were in for the photo. I recommend every single one of these. I know it's not exactly MAC but it's so great if you're on budget (which I usually am) so maybe this has been helpful to you lovely readers, in some way.

S n o w !

It's snowing, woohoo! I just want to go and make snow angels in my garden but that does mean that I'd have to actually get dressed and then get changed again afterwards. That's a lot of effort so I'm probably just going to sit here with my coffee and toast in the warmth. I think we've had about six inches now - how much have you guys had in other parts of the country? Lol, I can just see how this is going to look to people in Canada or something, like "woohoo, party, six inches of snow!".. kind of pathetic! But still, it's pretty exciting for us. Hope you all have a great weekend building snowmen and making snow angels!

Song of the day:

Time - Chase & Status, featuring Delilah

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Happy Thursday!

Today was a good day. I don't know if I wrote on here about it or not, but my new year's resolution was to do something everything that makes me feel like I haven't wasted those twenty four hours. Today, someone from the NHS came in to talk to us about becoming a blood donor. My mum has been one for years and I've always been a bit iffy about the idea but this presentation totally convinced me. Only 4% of people in the UK donate blood but, at some stage in their lives, that other 96% may need a blood transfusion. Whether that's because of an accident, or giving birth, or after an operation, it's a possibility. So if you're going to take, why not give? I kind of feel like it's being in debt... someone has given up this blood so you can have it, to potentially save your life, so I feel that I have to do the same to justify their... I don't know, is sacrifice the right word? Well, either way, I filled out a form today and signed up to become a donor. I'm actually so excited for this to happen!

I also went shopping today and got a pair of boots. I know, two pairs of shoes in three days is a bit OTT but they were on sale and are reaaaally nice! They're from Shoe Zone for £15 and pretty worth it. My camera battery died on me when I tried to get a photo but I got one off the website instead:

It's apparently going to snow tomorrow so these will be really great for that too. I've just started reading 'I Am Number Four' which I got last year for my birthday. Weirdly, I've only read it once since having it given to me. I'm not sure why that is because it's honestly amazing and I definitely recommend it.

Song of the day:

Blame it on the Rain - He is We

Monday, 14 January 2013

Kitty flats!

I don't really like cats because they scratch and smell and wee everywhere and drop hair but I think they can look really really cute. So when I saw the Charlotte Olympia kitty flats, I decided I needed some. I first saw them on Taylor Swift and then Bella Thorne but I know a ton of other people have been seen in them too. Naturally, all the celebrities buy the real ones, the actual Charlotte Olympia ones which are about $600 or £465. I think that's such a crazy amount to spend on shoes! If you want to see them: So, I spent the whole of Thursday afternoon trawling eBay and Amazon in the hopes of finding a good replica. Dedication and time pays off, because I found a wonderful pair here: And they arrived pretty quickly - they got here today so took only three days, woohoo!

I think I'm actually in love with them. I know this is pretty sad, but since I got in from school about an hour ago, I've just spent my time putting them on and taking them off, snapping photos and stroking them. They're so naaaice. The only thing I would say is that the cat faces look a little bit miserable... however, they're a fantastic copy and also are quite comfortable. And not to sound too pretentious or wannabe-fashion-blogger but you can dress them up and down, and they'll pretty much go with any outfit!

Soooo, I'm very very very happy today. I'd been having a kind of crappy day at school where everyone seems to be in a horrible mood and you just rub off on each other, but this has definitely brought me out of it.

Song of the day:

You're Gonna Miss Me - Lulu and the Lampshades

I soooo need to learn the cup song!

Sunday, 13 January 2013

Heaven's got a plan for you

Hallo hallo, just checking in. It's been a mad few days, so busy! I finally got to wear my new velvet dress to a party last night but it stinks of cigarette smoke because it seems like half the people there are chain smokers. Anyway, it was really fun and we all had a great time. We had a football match this afternoon which felt like it went on forever, probably because I played the full 90 minutes again. That's good (ish) but my legs hurt so badly. So much running. (Can you say unfit?) Also, I think I managed to break my little toe last night because it hurts like a bitch. I've also found bruises all over my legs. This is not good.

And I'm in a bit of a tizz because someone I know has followed me on tumblr. I'm not even kidding, how did they find it?! I've been so careful about where I posted it and links to my blog and stuff. If he found it, who else has? Freaking out so badly right now. Maybe this seems a bit silly, like, I get it: the internet is a public place and anyone has the right to look at anything and if I don't want my blogs and things looked at, I shouldn't have them on here, blablabla. But reaaally, I'd just rather no one I know saw it. klmckamsawdnjcndas, not really sure what to do right now. #firstworldproblems. Petty stuff.

Okay, well I'm going to go and file my nails a bit and just be bored. I really hate Sunday evenings! Well if anyone wants to share a funny link or song in the comments, it would be great appreciated!

Song of the day:

Don't You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia

I actually love the lyrics to this!

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

There's a restlessness in me

Happy Wednesday, everyone! I don't know if I mentioned, but for a Christmas present, one of my friends got me a photo album of some photos from our holiday that we all had. I thought I'd lost it but I found it again today, woohoo! These are some of my favourite photos from it:

This was my horse, Jordan, who was a complete babe and the best steed in the entire world.

Ah, I'm feeling all nostalgic. I haven't been posting any outfit of the days recently because I pretty much just repeat my outfits - it's getting a bit boring. Ooooh, I have semi-news. My new favourite band, Dog Is Dead, are filming a new music video in Camden this Saturday and need extras for it, so they said if you want to be in it, just apply. You had to email your name, number, headshot, and a photo of your clothes - presumably to check you're hipster enough for them to be associated with. My friend and I applied but kind of for the lols, because the band said the response was "overwhelming" and that they only need a small number of extras anyway.

And then last night I got a call from the casting company asking if I still wanted to be in it. And theeen the lady said sixteen might be too young (what da poo maaaan, they never even specified ages?!) and said she would find out and call back. She never called back. Boohoo, my shot at fame is GONE. So it's a bit of a shame but I think I'll get over it. Maybe I'll call them back today though, that's probably the sensible thing to do...

Song of the day:

White Nights - Oh Land!

Monday, 7 January 2013

The Fault in our Stars

I got the book 'the Fault in our Stars' by John Green a couple of weeks ago and read it in a day. A few pages in, I realised I disliked the main characters. Immensely. Am I the only one? I think I am. The book is beautifully written, yes, and John Green is such a fabulous author... but I think there's just something about it I don't get. Am I supposed to like Hazel and Augustus? Am I supposed to love all these philosophical matters they discuss with each other and be in awe of the way they talk? I think I am. But, to me, it just seems really pretentious. I think that's what I can't get past when reading it. I've looked at countless other reviews and spoken to some friends who have read it, and every single person has stated that they cried at some point(s) in the book. I did not and I honestly cry at a lot of books. Whether it's because the characters have made me happy, sad, angry or nostalgic, it happened. The Fault in our Stars just seems to leave me untouched.

Something that really irks me, in real life and in books, is when teenagers put on this performance, this façade, that they're incredibly sophisticated and mature. Augustus Waters is guilty of this a thousand times over. What someone labelled as "probably his most famous line" is what I would label "probably his most pretentious line". The quote in question is "It would be a privilege to have my heart broken by you". When is it ever a "privilege" to have your heart broken? Not that I've ever been broken hearted but, please, somebody enlighten me, because I may be missing something here. No matter how "romantic" this is, I can't get over the pretentiousness of it. The same goes for "My thoughts are stars I can't fathom into constellations". Yes, it's a nice line, and yes, I like the imagery it creates... but spoken by a seventeen year old boy, just to impress a girl he's known for a few weeks and is suddenly certain he's in love with? No thank you.

And the whole cigarette thing? "It's a metaphor, see: you put the killing thing right between your teeth, but you don't give it the power to do its killing". Maybe other people can identify with this, maybe other people can see what the deal is, but I can't. I think the whole premise of the novel is great, I really do, but it's the characters that destroy it for me. I realise they are what bring story alive for the majority of other people, so that's really great for them. Honestly, it's so fantastic to have read a book which you feel you can just connect with, that just gets you. I love it. I feel this way about Looking for Alaska, The Catcher in the Rye, August, but just not this. In no way am I criticising John Green's writing - I honestly think he's so great - but I'm just trying to work out why I feel this way, because "when I look at my room, I see a girl who loves books" and I want to love this one too.

All caught up in love, shaking hands and fickle hearted

Day seven: sit in the park under a tree and write what you hear, see, smell and feel. Okay, I think a lot of these journalling prompts are created with the presumption that you physically write in a diary. Like, I can't take my computer to the park. So I think I'm gonna give up. This lasted seven days.. not bad, huh? I'll still post my photos from yesterday's one:

This was what I drew for the task yesterday. Awful, right. But I wanted to prove I'm not entirely useless so here's a cheeky giraffe I painted a couple of years ago:

It was just really great to be back to school today and see everyone again. Then I remembered how much one of my teachers annoys me. He has his favourites in the class and will mark their work first and only reply to their emails. djvkndfkn adjkwdsfdg, SO ANNOYING.

Anyway, once again, this is a super short post - I just wanted to write something before I revise for a history essay, waaah! 

Song of the day:

Teenage Daughter - Dog Is Dead

Such a great song and such an emotional video.

Sunday, 6 January 2013

Our vivid dreams are just like big production movies

Day six: Draw something today, anything you like. Okay, I'll do this later and upload it tomorrow if I remember.

I've just got back from a football match - we won 8-1, woohoo. I didn't get subbed once which is also great. I ordered a velvet dress on Tuesday from TopShop online for a party next weekend and it arrived yesterday afternoon. It's so naaaice! It looks exactly like it did in the photo so it's good to get exactly what you expect.

I think I'll definitely have to wear it with nude tights though or I'll look like such a goth. So yeah, just checking in. Off to write an essay now, waah. It can be on any scene in Much Ado About Nothing and the question is so vague. IT'S NOT EVEN A QUESTION.

Song of the day:

Anti D - The Wombats

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Promise me the sea

Day five: write a page in stream of consciousness. That means simply put your pen to paper, pick a word or a thought, and start writing. I think this is kind of what I do in most posts anyway. But I was just thinking about friendships. I'm pretty sure I've written something along these lines before but it was the first thing that came to me so I'll do it again. I don't think friendships are really made to last. Not the kind you get at this age, anyway. Of course, you'll have a couple of people who you lovelovelove and are really special to you. I have that and I never ever want to lose them. So I'll do everything I can to make sure they're always in my life. Soul mates, if you will! But with the majority of my friends - I know it sounds so horrible - I don't really mind if I know them in two years, or ten years, or even tomorrow. Like, I'm so indifferent it scares me. I've had great times with them, don't get me wrong, but I think I'll miss the memories more than I'll miss them. I can see how horrible this is sounding but, um, I had to write a stream of my constant thoughts! I think I was meant to do a whole page of this but I'll start dillydallying if I do that. Maybe that's what's meant to happen? Did you hear Kim Kardashian is pregnant!? This is so weird. Like, from what I saw on their reality show, I didn't think she even really wanted kids but her sister, Khloe, has been trying for about three years or something. I feel a bit sorry for her.

Last night, I went to that party I was talking about but it wasn't very fun. I don't know, you know just some parties aren't as fun as others? This was one of those. It was nice to see some people I haven't seen for a while but that was about it. I think I'm going to have a lazy day today, pretending to do homework, woohoo.

Song of the day:

Shut Eye - Stealing Sheep

Friday, 4 January 2013

When I feel your velvet, I can't help it

Day four: where would you be if you could be anywhere in the world right now? This has taken some thinking. I think I would be at the end of my friend's garden at 5.55am, 1st July, watching the sunrise with a bacon sandwich in my hand and my best buddies by my side. Or, I would be on a deserted train carriage, going through the country side in the late evening, watching the sunset. The golden light would be streaming through the windows and my favourite song would be playing (Young Blood by the Naked and Famous). These two things have happened, last summer actually. They were just two idyllic moments which I wish I could relive.

Today, I went to an American-style diner for lunch with my mum and brother. We walked there and back to burn calories, meaning it's then acceptable to consume about 1500 calories or something ridiculous. I had a "Jackpot burger" which is basically a fat, juicy burger with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, mayonnaise, bacon, ketchup, melted cheese and BBQ sauce. Oh, and it comes with chips. So yummy. That's heaven on a plate, right there. I'll see if I can get a photo next time I go. We also popped into some charity shops on the way home and I found two absolute bargains - a scarf for £5 and a skirt for £4.50 (which was actually from Whistles first, Kate Middleton shops there!)

I think I'm going to wear them tonight to my friend's party. (She calls it a "gathering" because she believes it sounds more sophisticated and mature. She is wrong.)

Outfit for Friday 4th January:

Jumper: M&S, £35
Dress: Ansari Boutique, £30

Song of the day:

Velvet Elvis - Alex Winston

This was on the ad for the beloved Cambridge satchels and I absolutely lovelovelove it.

Thursday, 3 January 2013

365 journalling prompts

I follow a girl named Kimmy's blog ( and in one of her posts, she linked to this page: Basically, it's 365 things you can blog about so, like her, I'm going to try to do it. I've already missed days 1 and 2 but I'll just put them here too. So.

Day onehope and dreams for the year. To get great AS level results and stay really happy. I believe that covers everything.

Day two: favourite inspirational quote. "The sky is everywhere. It begins at your feet". - The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. This just reminds me of the freedom I have and that there are no limitations on what you can do. I hope this isn't sounding too corny. I also like "Heave yourself up that mountain for there is bound to be a biscuit at the top". - Is It Just Me? by Miranda Hart. This is just a "keep going" quote and I love it.

Oh lol, day three is kind of lame...

Day three: write a positive attribute for each letter of your name that you will aim for in the next year. 
K - kindness (I shall try.)
A - astute (haha, I'll give it a shot.)
T - okay, I'm stuck. I give up!

It is highly unlikely that I'll actually remember to do this everyday. Yesterday, I went to see Jack Reacher with some people from that youth programme I went on in the summer. I hate action films but this was actually really great! As I've said before, I'm so bad at writing reviews and summaries of what goes on in books and films. Basically, five people are shot and there's an investigation to find out who did and if the accused guy is innocent. It's so good! Except, there's this one bit where a man is trying to bite off his own fingers which made me just slink down in my seat and actually cover my eyes. Vjdhsgjknasfj!

Outfit for Wednesday 2nd January 2013:

Coat: Peacocks, £40
Scarf: umm, Christmas present
Skirt: charity shop, £2
Boots: Shoe Zone, £15
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company (woohoo!), £95 ish.

Song of the day:

Another Love - Tom Odell

This song is so beautiful. I think it's my favourite at the moment. It gives me shivers every time - it's so haunting and a wonderful piece of music. The video is so simple, yet so effective. Watch it watch it watch it! I really need to see this man live.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Hi 2013!

Happy new year! I hope everyone had a great night last night. I did, woohoo. We went to my friend, Tristan's, house and just had a typical teenagers-at-new-year party. The house is so huge and has a load of stain glass windows - one of which got smashed by the drunkest guy there. I think the parents are really really pissy. Understandably. 

Tristan's parents also had a dinner party at the same time as us but they were on a different floor of the house. My parents happened to be guests at this dinner party. However, my dear friends could not not contain themselves to one room - not even to one floor - which means that my mother witnessed umm... teenage shenanigans. She now thinks that a couple of my friends are the biggest sluts on the planet. Rightly so-ish. But still. Not good.

Anyway, it was a goooood night. Although, I plaited up my hair loosely before it, with the idea that I could have gentle curls. Classy. But no, my hair had other ideas and I end up looking like Emma Watson in the Philosopher's Stone:

On a positive note, my new Clinique foundation has worked beautifully. It gives amazing coverage, all blemishes are GONE! Wahaaay. I might do a little before-after post with it soon. Maybe. If I can bring myself to upload a photo of my naked face.

New Year's Day 2013 has gone well. I tidied my room and made plans for tomorrow. Then I went on a run (I know, what?!) and packed away all the Christmas decorations. Feeling quite productive. I think my new year's resolution this year is going to be to just to, every day, do something that makes me feel like I haven't wasted the day. Whether that's going for a run, completing an essay, or making dinner for my family, I just want to know that I actually did something worthwhile in those twenty four hours. Of course, like everybody else, I'm feeling optimistic about it now, but in two days, I'll be like, maaan I don't actually care. We'll see.

Miranda is on tonight, about which I am very excited, and dinner is soon which is great because I'm starving. I'm going to take my Cambridge satchel out in public for the first time tomorrow (wearing it around the house does not count) when I meet some friends for lunch and go to see Jack Reacher, wahaaya! Over and out.

Song of the day:

Glockenspiel Song - Dog is Dead

This is honestly the ultimate summer song. Now that Christmas is officially over (tree is down), I just need summer to arrive.