Sunday, 30 March 2014

March Favourites

Happy Sunday!
This year seems to be going by so fast an I'm not too sure why. Once again it's the end of the month which can only mean one thing... Favourites time! 
This month I've really been loving the Maybelline Baby Lips. I know, I'm probably the last person to jump on the band wagon that left about three months ago. But I had a couple of pounds left on my way to the till in Boots and thought 'why not?' And now I'm so glad that I did. I got the cherry one, which smells amazing, but is actually much more pigmented than what I thought it would be. I mean, it's no lip stain or anything like that, but for a lip balm it's pretty good. It leaves your lips incredibly soft and smelling great too. The only problem I seem to have with it is the fact that I keep trying to lick it off my lips because it smells so good. 

This month I've been loving the Taylor perfume by Taylor Swift *surprise surprise*. I think its a perfect spring scent and really helps to lift my mood on the days when it's raining non-stop here in the UK. I tend to associate fruity perfumes with the summer and oriental and spicy ones with the winter, but this one is a mix of both which makes it perfect to wear at the moment. 

A few weeks ago, I gave into my craving and ordered some washi tape. Washi Tape is basically masking tape, but very pretty masking tape. I was so excited when it arrived and went round telling everybody and showing them pictures. I'm pretty sure they all think I'm weird now. I brought a pack of 6 tapes; 5 with different prints on and one plain orange. So far I've covered a notebook in them and the back of my phone which I keep showing off to people. At night I just sit there and think 'what shall I washi next?' It's an obsession, and I'm not sorry. 

A little while ago someone brought my mum this necklace for her birthday but she quickly decided she didn't want it gave it to me. I've always been rather apprehensive of wearing it because it's such a bright colour, but after wearing it out once, I love it. I tend to pair it with things that don't have much colour like a little white top, or a cream dress, just to give the outfit a little something extra. 

Lately I've really loved wearing bows in my hair. I say 'bows' but I only own one, so it's not really plural, but I think I'm going to try and make some in a few weeks time. The one that I have it white with lots of little silver studs all over it. I love wearing it when I've got just half of my hair up or when its in a low ponytail simply because it makes it look like I've made more of an effort that I actually have. 
Thanks for reading, see you on Wednesday! 

Wednesday, 26 March 2014


Happy Wednesday! 
I recently discovered this song as it played in the background of the Catching Fire credits *surprise surprise* and I've fallen in love with it. This song is Silhouettes by Of Monsters and Men
I've only ever heard a few of their more popular songs, but I should probably listen to more as I really like them.

As this song was written for the Catching Fire soundtrack it would be very easy to just relate it back to the movie, but for some odd reason that my little fangirl head is unable to understand, not all of you have seen the film (or read the books) so I shall try my very hardest to relate it to normal people stuff and not go off on a tangent. But I can't promise anything. 
I think that this song is about moving on, whether it's from a person or a situation. It's about growing as a person because of what happened and becoming better because of that. If that makes sense. 
I think the line "A thousand silhouettes dancing on my chest, no matter where I sleep, you are haunting me." implies that however hard to try to forget someone, it's not going to happen over night. These things take time, you can't just expect to go to bed one night hurt and wake up in the morning the happiest person ever because unfortunately like doesn't work like that. 
Throughout the second half of the song, the same few lines are repeated over and over again. 
 "But I'm already there,
I'm already there,
Wherever there is you, 
I will be there too."
This makes me think that although you are trying to forget someone (or something) sometimes there's just no running away from it. You have to fight it until you are strong enough to go it alone.
I really do love this song and I think it fits perfectly with the story told in Catching Fire.
Thanks for reading.
See you on Sunday! 

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Catching Fire Review

Happy Sunday!
Once upon a time, about two years ago I read a book by a lady called Suzanne Collins. Then I read the next one, and the one after that, until I was left in a ball of tears hibernating in my room for what seems like forever. These books, in case you didn't know, were The Hunger Games series. 

Back in November the film of the second book came out in cinemas, and on Monday it came out on DVD.
I am honestly surprised that I've only watched the film once since watching it, but I think I'll watch it again tomorrow. I forgot how long a film it actually is because in the cinema it all just went past in a blur when in fact it's 2 hours and 20 minutes long. 
I don't really want to give too much away because I don't want to ruin it for anyone who is planning on watching it, but all I will say is that it's amazing. 
It closely follows the plot of the book so I knew what to expect throughout the whole film, however I was pleasantly surprised by just how good it actually was. After reading the first book and watching the first film I agreed with the majority of people that the book is so much better than the film, and I still do. So because of that my expectations for this film weren't too high, although saying that, I knew going into see the film that it would be good, but it completely exceeded my expectations. I think the fact that I wasn't really impressed with the first film made the second film so much better. However I am now left with the tough decision of whether Catching Fire the book is better than Catching Fire the film. The book is amazing, and I stand by that, but the way everything was portrayed in the film is just breathtaking. When reading a book I think there is only so much you can imagine, whereas with a film everything is perfectly laid out before you, the way it was written to be. Although, in the film I do wish they explored the trauma both Katnis and Peeta are suffering with after the first Hunger Games. They did cover it a bit, but I wish they did so in more depth. I can see why they wouldn't want to do that though, especially since that will play a large part in the next two films that will complete The Hunger Games series. 
This might sound a bit weird but some of my favourite parts of the film are when there are these beautiful elaborate outfits being worn. When I was watching it the other day I made my mum come and watch the part where Katnis is wearing the beautiful wedding dress that transforms into the mockingjay outfit when she spins round. Being a bit of a fashion geek this moment inspired me so much, I just can't fathom how the wardrobe department made such beautiful costumes. It makes me really excited to see what they do in the next film.
After I saw this film for the first time I walked out the cinema insisting that it is one of my favourite films ever, and now, having watched it again, that opinion is no different. I love it to pieces. I definitely recommend both the film(s) and all the books. They are something that I think I will carry with me and keep revisiting for the rest of my life.
Thanks for reading! 
See you on Wednesday! 

Wednesday, 19 March 2014

I Want to see you be Brave

Happy Wednesday!
Recently I've gained a little obsession with the beautiful Sara Bareilles and as a result of that, I've had some of her songs on repeat for the past you weeks Especially 'Brave'. I'm pretty sure that's my favourite.

I had completely fallen in love with this song.
I love what it stands for, it's so empowering and encouraging and I think there isn't enough songs like that out there.
Bravery is such and amazing thing, but also a rather rare thing to come across in our society today. I mean, how many of you can honestly say, hand-on-heart, that you've never held back, or not spoken up purely because of what someone else might think? I know I can't. Come to think of it, I've probably done that today; just been to scared and shy to do or say what I really want. That's why I find bravery so wonderful and inspiring.
Some people fight for our country on a daily basis. Personally, I have no idea how they do it, but I can only wish that one day I too will be so brave.
I just realised how off-track this went, oops.
Thanks for reading, see you Sunday!

Sunday, 16 March 2014


Happy Sunday! 
Recently, I've seen the TMI tag floating around the internet a lot both on YouTube and on blogs, so I thought I'd give it a go. I thought it was about time you found out a bit more about me, or too much *you see what I did there? ay?*  as the case may be. 

1. What are you wearing? 
A pair of light blue jeans that I practically live in, a crop top that I found stashed at the back of my wardrobe this morning and an oversized cream cardigan. 
2. Ever been in love? 
Nope, but I hope to be, one day. 
3. Ever had a terrible breakup? 
Again, nope *how interesting. sense the sarcasm please* 
4.How tall are you? 
I am 5"6 and three quarters. I will make it to 5"7, I will!  
5. How much do you weigh?
I have no idea, we don't have scales in my house.
6. Any tattoos? 
Nope. I don't think I could bring myself to willingly endure such pain. And I'm rather indecisive so I wouldn't be able to decide what to get. 
7. Any piercings? 
Nope, not even my ears, but I'd like to get them done, I think. 
8. OPT? 
Oh, it's like this tag was me for me. Of course it is Tiva (Tony and Ziva) even if they are on opposite sides of the world right now, but we don't talk about that. 
9. Favourite show? 
NCIS, although I do also really love Castle, Bones, Criminal Minds, S.H.I.E.L.D, The Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother. 
10. Favourite bands? 
I'm so glad it says 'band's'. Kodaline, Imagine Dragons, Bastille, Parachute, The Lumineers, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeros, Milo Green, The Staves and I'm sure that there's more that I'm forgetting. 
11. Something you miss?
Not having things to worry about all the time. 
12. Favourite song? 
I have absolutely no idea. I can never decide on just one, although whenever I'm asked this I often say Imagine by John Lennon.
13. How old are you? 
16, but I'll be 18 next year. Okay, that sounds weird but I'll be 17 in September and then 18 a year after that which, technically, is next year.
14. Zodiac sign? 
15. Quality you look for in a partner?
It's a rather common answer, but humour. 
16. Favourite quote?
I did little post about this last year, that you can check out here. Some of my other favourites that weren't included in that though are "This time... embrace the change" from S.H.I.E.L.D and "Eyes on the forest, not on the trees" from The Hunger Games. 
17. Favourite Actor/actress? 
Easy, basically anyone from my favourites shows of movies, so Cote de Pablo, Michael Weatherly, Stana Katic and Jennifer Lawrence. 
18. Favourite colour?
19. Loud music of soft?
It depends on what sort if mood I'm in I guess, of where I am. If its the middle of the day and I'm home alone, chances are it'll be loud, but if it's the middle of the night or I'm trying to work at the same time then it'll be soft, 
20. Where do you go when you're sad? 
My room, specifically my bed. 
21. How long does it take you to shower?
When I'm actually in the shower it takes me about 3-4 minutes, unless I'm washing my hair or thinking about everything humanly possible to think out in which case it takes about 15 minutes. 
22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
Again, it depends on where I'm going. If I'm going to school then it takes about half an hour but if I'm going shopping with friends and I want to look average then it will probably take about an hour, if not more. 
23. Ever been in a physical fight?
Nope, and I'm pretty proud to say so too.
24.Turn on?
Probably kindness, humour and a great smile. 
25. Turn off?
Rudeness, arrogance or smelly feet.
26. The reason for starting your blog?
I'd been reading a few blogs for a while and once I saw a lot of people making their own last year I thought 'I can do that' and so I did. 
27. Fears?
I've never really thought about it much before, but I've been told that I have a fear of failure. 
28. Last thing that made you cry? 
Anxiety mixed with being in a poo-ey mood on Friday. 
29. Last time you said you loved someone? 
Last night, when I went to bed.
30. Meaning behind your Blogger name? 
It sort of come's from when people say 'oh I really need a life' if they've not been outside in a while or they watch way too much TV *AKA me*
31. Last book you read? 
I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella.
32. The book your currently reading? 
The Fault in our Stars by John Green, which seems to be taking ages (sorry Em)
33. Last show you watched?
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
34. Last person you talked to?
My sister.
35. The relationship between you and the last person you texted? 
Bestest friends *I said that like a 5 year old in my head then* 
36. Favourite food?
Either cake, chocolate, marshmallows, rocky road, cookies, pancakes, M&M's, Jelly Beans or Skittles. That turned out to be a rather long list, oops. 
37. Place you want to visit? 
As many places as I can really, especially America and Paris
38. Last place you were? 
Ermm, the kitchen? If that counts. 
39. Do you have a crush?
If you're on about real people it's a nope. Fictional characters and middle-aged actors however, that's a whole other story. 
40. Last time you kissed someone? 
I have no idea, but not recently that's for sure. 
41. Last time you were insulted?
Friday, but there's probably a more recent time, but I just remember than one specifically. 
42. Favourite flavour of sweet? 
I really love the smoothie blend Jelly Beans which are manadrain-orange mango, cherry passion fruit, pineapple pear, strawberry banana and mixed berry. 
43. What instruments do you play? 
I've played guitar for the past 6 and a half years and because of that I can also play ukulele and banjo as well as a little piano. 
44. Favourtie piece of jewelry? 
The two rings from my sister that I wear everyday, one from Pandora and the other from Argos.
45. Last sport you played? 
You don't really 'play' it, but trampolining. 
46. Last song you sang? 
Demons by Imagine Drgons.
47. Favourite chat up line? 
"How you doin' " *in a Joey voice*
48. Have you ever used it?
Only on my friends as a joke. 
49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
At school on Friday
50. Who should answer these questions next?
You. Purely because I feel rude tagging people. 

I hope you enjoyed finding out too much information about me.
Thanks for reading, See you on Wednesday! 

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Forever and Always

Happy Wednesday!
We have arrived at that part of the week again were I tell you all about the song I've had on repeat for the last week. Although this week, I decided the song that I'm going to write way to much about and then changed my mind, then changed it back again until I finally came up with this idea. I'm going to write about two songs *whaaaaaaat*
As these songs have the same name I thought it would be rather confusing doing two posts with the same title. The two songs are both called Forever and Always, one by Taylor swift *shock horror* and the other by Parachute.

Although these songs have the same title, they have completely different meanings, but I love them both equally. Maybe. Okay, so I love the Taylor one more but that's only because I've known it for longer and have probably listened to it over 1,000 times, no word of a lie. I don't really care about who this song is or isn't about, I just care about the music itself, and that Tay is happy but that might be a side affect of my not-so-little obsession over her.
This song is about losing someone after they had said that they'd promised to always be there for you. With every relationship gone bad I think there is always I part of you that blames yourself, even just for a little while and this song expresses that perfectly. One of the lyrics that describes this is
"was I out of line? 
Did I say something was too honest, made you run and hide, 
like a scared little boy"
I second version of this song was released a year or so after the first, however this contained just Taylor's voice and a piano. I am in awe of this. I absolutely love it to pieces. I think it holds so much more emotion than the original and is slightly more personal because of it.

The second version of this song is by an American band called Parachute. I'd had heard a few of there songs before stumbling upon this one, but had never really taken much of an interest in them before.
This song tells what appears to be a very personal story which doesn't really require much interpretation as it's pretty narrative. I just love the theme of absolute love and adoration that is never ending despite the fact that a life is. I think this song is so sweet and touching, I love it.

Thanks for reading, see you on Sunday!

Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Oscars 2014 Fashion Favourites

Happy Sunday! 
As I'm sure the majority of you will know, last Sunday was the 86th Academy Awards, also known as The Oscars. For some odd reason, I've still not gotten round to watching the whole show yet only many, many clips of the beautiful Ellen DeGeneres and all the actresses I regularly obsess over. My favourite part of any award show though is, of course, the red carpet purely because it's a reason to spend hours staring at pretty dresses, or not so pretty dresses as the case may be.
My ultimate favourite dress of the night, and acceptance speech for that matter, was worn by Lupita Nyong'o. This was literally a fairy tale in a dress. Addmitidly, it is rather different to some of the other dresses she's worn this award season, as they were much more structured and fierce.She was pretty much dressed head-to-toe in Prada, with an original 19th century gold bracelet. She also wore a lovely little custom made headband, which I've got to admit, if someone told me the best dressed person at The Oscars was going to be rocking a sparkly headband, I would have believed them, but I really think it brings the whole outfit together.
The one and only Jennifer Lawrence. Oh JLaw, how I love you. The only woman to fall over at The Oscars two years in a row and still be loved by millions. I love this dress, although I can't really decide if it's red or orange. I think it's fitted perfectly and is incredibly flattering as a result.

Next up is Cate Blanchett wearing a beautiful Armani dress from the Fall 2013 collection. At first, I didn't really like this dress as I thought it was rather nondescript as it could easily get lost amongst all of the other dresses, but it has really grown on me. All the intricate detail on the dress really shimmered in the camera flashes. On the runway, this dress was no where near as flattering as it is on Cate. This dress was paired with some large, statement earings and minimaljewellery elsewhere in an attempt to keep all eyes on the dress itself. My only criticism about this dress is that,in my opinion, it could do with being jut a smidge shorter. 

And last, but certainly not least, it's Kate Hudson. This dress is stunning. I think I'm in love. It's fitted perfectly for her, which is key as a lot of erm, let's say risky parts, on show. What makes this dress really stand out is the little cape attached at the shoulders drooping down to reveale a low back line to the dress. Gosh, I don't really know what to say other than the fact that I love every single inch of it. 
Thanks for reading guys, see you on Wednesday! 

Sunday, 2 March 2014

The 'Not a Real Post' Post

Happy March!
Now that it's practically spring, I really hope that all this horrible rain we've been living with for the past few months will go away, but we've had no such luck so far. Although saying that, we have had nearly a whole winter without any snow at all where I live, which is incredibly odd after last year and taking the weather those in some parts of America have had into consideration too. As you might be able to tell I don't really have any idea where this post is going. Originally I had planned to write about my February favourites or ramble on about the last film I saw, but that clearly as not happened. I've just had no time this weekend and this is probably the first ounce of time I've had to actually start to relax. I had a deadline for textiles that was two days ago and I'm still not finished after doing nothing but work on it for the past two days, and somehow I'm still not finished. My machine decided to give up on me half way though.
And now my mum is telling me to go to bed and she had a bit of a moan at me earlier so I probably shouldn't push my luck and continue writing about... whatever I was writing about.
Thanks for reading what is probably the most pointless post ever.
See you on Wednesday for what will hopefully be a post worth reading.