Thursday, 31 October 2013

Its Always The Same


Hey guys, it feels like I always start off the blog post with the same thing or I say that its been a while every time I start a new post, because it has but that's beside the point. It may well have been a while but I feel like I need a new catchphrase or something that I can say and people will be like "oh hey doesn't that girl say that" but I've got nothing to that effect except "hey guys", how lame.

Moving on from my slightly strange introduction to this post. ITS HALLOWEEN! Did anybody dress up? If so, let me see your pictures on your blogs or post them somewhere and send a link, that would be awesome as I sadly didn't dress up this year, boo. I feel like I've slightly outgrown this holiday now, its actually put into perspective that its no longer acceptable for me to dress up silly or to ask people for free sweets. Me and my friend attempted to do scary halloween inspired make up this weekend and it went *terribly* wrong as we are utterly rubbish at doing make up and it should be taken away from us. I ended up looking like I'd been punched in the eye (which you may be thinking, "isn't that what you would be going for, I mean it is halloween") but the thing  is, that wasn't really how it looked - it seemed like I'd just smudged some eyeshadow on my face. There was a reason for this by the way, we don't just sit there in our spare time and try to look scary. We had plans for the weekend but unfortunately my boss didn't give me the day off so the plan went sour. This made me realise I probably need to start learning how to apply make up because everybody seems to know except me, plus I look like a 12 year old so it would help me actually look my age rather than get mistaken for someone six years younger. Don't get me wrong, its great to look younger...when you're about 40.

Its more than half way through my week off and I've got tons of work to be doing. Yet I'm here blogging to everyone about having lots of work to do but not doing anything, procrastinating as we know it. I actually don't know why but I procrastinate more than the average person. At the time (right now) I feel like I have a lot of time to do it so I start making excuses for the next day, oh I'll wake up really early tomorrow and start doing my work and then finish it all. I can't even do that on a regular day, let alone when I have a week off. So I pretty much lie to myself so I don't have to do it today. However, I somehow always manage to finish so I'll wind up doing some day. I'm sure there's a minority of us out there, hey you 6% of the population who are extremely lazy, I feel you. But who wants to really talk about Sociology anyway, its a bunch of pretentious snobs that think they know what causes problems in society when in reality its probably just the corruption of the government or our human nature that causes them, its fun to learn (am I really saying this?) but I'd rather blog.

I've just realised why no one reads my posts - probably because the titles seem like hormonal teenage girl problems. I just never know what to name my posts so they end up sounding peculiar and well, hormonal? That may be due to the fact I am a 17 year old teenage girl or because I am too lazy to think of something interesting. I'm thinking the second option. Don't be fooled by the strange title people of the Internet, I promise its not that type of blog...or is it because its starting to sound like one. Moving swiftly along...this post has been slightly dishevelled as I don't seem to have clear structure in what I'm writing about. Its just kind of there, in space, on paper, on a white background even, with black print. What I'm thinking at this specific moment in time 1:07am 1/11/2013, almost like a diary of some sort.

Internet shopping will be the debt of me. Its a problem to most in this day and age, not only can you shop in town/at a shopping centre but you can go home and shop on your computer. Its the fascination of putting so many items into your imaginary shopping bag that you won't really buy because it totals over £100 every time but you keep going anyway. Yeah, that feeling. I'm pretty sure I will at some point in my life be in that position (debt) due to the fact that there are SO MANY SALES when I'm in no current position to be spending the amount of money I'd like to on clothes. However, good news for me - its nearly my birthday. Which means for one day I'm just going to go wild, absolutely crazy (not really) and spend quite a bit of money on clothes and stuff and things I probably don't need but I'm going to buy anyway. Knowing my luck, there will be no sales and no nice clothes in the stores at the time I go shopping. Just you watch, I'll definitely let you know if that happens.

My friend actually told me to write a blog post about boots and it just clicked in my head that I really do need a decent, long lasting pair of boots. I literally have one pair of boots and they're not appropriate for walking long distances as they're heels so I'm currently on the hunt for a new pair of boots. If anybody has any nice boots they've recently purchased then drop a link in the comments section please and let me know! I'm now going to retreat to Polyvore on the search for some boots as that has been the easiest place for me to find items in my price range and really nice ones at that.

I will be seeing you lovely people sooner rather than later, goodbye for now dolls x

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Hello Blog

HELLO everyone!

Feeling overly jolly due to the fact that I'm listening to Banana Pancakes by Jack Johnson and its all hippy dippy and makes everyone happier.

So just a couple of things I've been thinking about and things everyone should know. So next week, not this week starting but the week after I think I have a week...(I think) off and that means...BLOG POSTS FOR EVERYONE! What that really means is I'll be updating a bit more due to having a bit more time.

So I finally got my personal statement down. I took the advice that my teacher gave me and just literally wrote anything good/decent on paper and in some sort of order so that he could then edit it and I could re-draft and thankfully that's been done. So I'm now on my second draft and I'm really happy with the way it flows (yay me) but it still needs to be drafted a couple more times before its ready to be sent off. Anyone in my position at the moment may be feeling the same as me or I may be slightly overreacting (which is exactly like me, drama queen), however, it feels like time is going really quickly. I mean its already October holidays and my birthday is in a month and I'm nearly EIGHTEEN (woah!!) which then means its nearly Christmas and it may seem like I'm rambling in this extremely long sentence but that's because I am because that means its nearly 2014, WHERE HAS THE TIME GONE 2013!

Okay so, personal statement in progress. I also just wanted to have a little mini ramble about what type of car I want to get just because I really am torn between the decision of a red Mini Cooper or a black Vauxhall Corsa. If anybody has any ideas or opinions on the two different cars or just if you own either then let me know what they're like pretty please as I'm really rubbish at this car stuff so you could be making my life a little bit easier by letting me know! The reason why I don't know which to get is because the Mini Cooper is what I really want but its only 2003 for the same amount of money I could be getting a 2008 Vauxhall Corsa. However, the Mini does look updated inside, can't fault it but I'm just not really sure at the moment and I don't really want to regret my decision as it will be costing me a bit of dosh (and its my own money which is harder to give away, if anyone gets this understand me).

I've been thinking about also starting to post my own outfits due to the fact that my sister has let me borrow her camera now (three cheers for my older sister..hip hip hooray), I just don't know whether anybody would rather me post Polyvore outfits or my own. Its just that I'm not good at the whole picture taking process yet because I haven't had much experience with this (or any camera) so I suppose I better get learning! On the same theme as learning, I've been messing around with Final Cut Pro which is pretty amazing, the effects and crazy editing things you can do on there is pretty amaze balls so I'm getting used to that a little bit as well which I'm really excited about and maybe I'll get to use it one day.

Sorry but I've just had to write this even though its irrelevant to anything in this post. There's a really annoying ladybird in my room. I mean, I'm not a nature hater but its making a really strange buzzing noise that I didn't know they could do and I think its potentially taking a dump on my lamp which is brilliant as my lamp is touch to turn on/off. Great.

This upcoming week I'm also starting my driving lessons as well which should be great...can you sense the happiness in my neither can I because I HATE driving! Maybe when I can actually do it then I'll be like oh yay driving lesson but right now, nah, no, its not happening. My friend keeps gloating about his driving lessons just to annoy me and he's been on less than me and can already 3 point turn...then there's me still stalling, WHY ME. So this random little rant type post/completely random was just due to the fact that I was reading blogs then realised I haven't updated in a while.

I thought I'd just say, I am really into this blogging thing but I'm not even sure if what I'm saying is slightly relevant to anyone but I'm going to keep writing about anything and everything (maybe with more structure soon but I'm not sure how to do that yet) in the hope that people will read this soon or just generally be like "oh what's that about?". Just because I think I find these types of posts interesting, when I find someone that is the same age-ish as me who has a blog, I just sit there vigorously reading through their blog posts because I wonder what's going on or if they're doing a similar thing to me or where they got that bag from, you know? I'm not even sure if that made sense, but hopefully it will piece together soon as I'm not too sure if anything is being seen at the moment but thanks to those who have even read one of my posts!

Hope you're all well, bye for now dolls x

Sunday, 13 October 2013

The Past Couple Of Days

Hey guys

Yesterday I was at school, on a! We had an open day and sixth formers were expected to attend it so me and my friend decided to go along and help our sociology/history teachers. It was only three hours so it wasn't like it took up a lot of my time. Oh, I didn't get the job at Miss Selfridge, boo. Don't worry I'm not crying or anything haha. Once the open day was done we decided to get some lunch and headed to Nandos, we couldn't be bothered to walk so we asked for a cheeky lift from our sociology teacher (she's so cute) and she gave us a lift there so we got lucky, its was brrr really really cold!

We then went round the small shopping centre there and I was just looking for some room decoration ideas/inspiration and found a couple of things I liked. My friend bought a tartan pillow which was really cute and only £6 from The Range which is like a furniture/home decoration store, I'm not sure if its everywhere in England but I'm sure it is.

I was just thinking about what I bought yesterday and it was only from Primark but still really nice and deserves credit (saying this because some people don't think Primark is a nice shop when really, it does sell quality stuff sometimes). I was looking for a tartan print of some sort to go with anything. I didn't know what item of clothing I wanted it to be on but I was having a look around and went into Primark and found a tartan scarf, a red pattern and only £5! Bargain (as it always is), the material is nice and its worth having a look if you're looking for one. 

I then went into the shoe section which I don't usually do because Primark shoes never last long, I bought some school shoes about a month ago and they're already letting water in so I wanted something a bit more sturdy. SO I decided to look for these shoes that I'd seen my teacher wearing which were just a pair of fake Docs but they actually look really, really nice! At the moment I'm trying to save money so I didn't really fancy forking out £90 for a real pair and I settled for this black pair of Primark Docs that have a tartan pattern inside and on the outside are a polished finish. I really do think they were worth £12, we'll have to see how long they last me now (I'll keep you posted) but I definitely think they're a good investment for English weather and the tendency it has to ruin all of my shoes.

Work later on was a complete nightmare. I think the whole of my town decided to order pizza on the same night and it was literally such a challenge to complete 300+ orders in about three hours - bearing in mind they were ordering more than 4 pizzas in each order because of a stupid 50% off deal, you do the maths. All I know is there was lots of pizza everywhere and I cut my finger, wah. It was like a movie scene where when they achieve something everyone starts clapping, when we'd finally cleared the screen after 3 hours of a constant rush of pizza...everyone clapped hahaha, its so cliché but it happened. I did a couple hours overtime this week so that should be a nice surprise on pay day that I can then spend on lots of clothes yay!

The reason why I'm saving my money at the moment is because I really need to complete my driving lessons and buy my own car because I'm fed up of relying on people for lifts when I know I can have my own money and car to go wherever I want. Plus, when does anybody ever have too many clothes - I've reached the point where I seem to think I have lots of money to spare and buy whatever I like (not good). Anyway, thank you for listening to my rambling, ranting and annoying stories.

Bye for now dolls x

Thursday, 10 October 2013

It's Been A While

Hello bloggerinos 

I feel bad…I haven't posted anything in about a week and this seems unnatural and I feel like I owe it to you guys to write something down or explain why I haven't put anything up.

This week has been a pretty hectic week. So the beginning of the week just started with overdue work which I should have completed in the other week so I'm already behind for the load of work this week that I have to do. Also, I got called for a  job interview in Miss Selfridge (which I don't think I got) BUT it was a really good experience for one of my first interviews, it helped me find out what type of questions they ask you in retail so I'll be better prepared or available for next time. It was really nice to just get an interview because I haven't had any major retail experience before in a fashion type shop so it was definitely worth me trying.

Also, the school link with China didn't pan out (as I anticipated) so we tried to just sponsor a child which would initially cost £180 a year which we were fine with and the fundraising could be done easily but we weren't too keen because they would only write to us twice a year which isn't quite what we had hoped for. Only based on the fact that we thought we would be able to make a difference in their education alongside the money aspect by communicating with them at least once a month. So we decided to do some research around the area and thought it would be more worthwhile to start raising awareness about current affairs such as the problems in Syria and how they're affecting kids our age and children in education. With links to Oxfam, we've now decided that we can do fundraising whilst also raising awareness in our school and try to make people realise that this could be happening to us so there shouldn't be any ignorance towards the subject and people should know what's going on.

Okay so enough about the job interview and school link. This week has also been pretty stressful because its the dreaded stage where I have to write a PERSONAL STATEMENT!! I have literally found this a challenge in itself just because I can't seem to write what I've gained from the experiences I've had, I know how its benefited me and I know its changed me as a person but the way I want to write it just doesn't sound RIGHT. Its just really hard for me as well because I am a secret perfectionist and if one person doesn't think it sounds good, I crumble and its just so difficult! I can't explain it in words, its likely to just come out of my mouth like "jehbluhsajkfblug", I'll get it done but it'll just take me a while and a bit.

SO that is what's been happening this week. I promise I will get back into the swing of things etc soon I just need a bit of time.

Bye for now dolls x

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Casual Uni Day

Casual uni day

Although I don't go to uni yet, this is an outfit I'd probably wear just because of the ease and simplicity of it.

Docs are just a must (which I actually MUST buy), they are very expensive though so if you don't fancy spending about £80 on a pair of them you can always look in places like Primark who do very good look-alike Docs...I was actually tempted to buy a pair (I still am).

Jeans just because who doesn't like jeans, especially super soft ones, they feel like cotton wool on your skin, perfection!

Whack a beanie on with a tartan scarf - I've actually been trying to incorporate some tartan lately just because its 'in' at the moment and I don't want to stray from the crowd of tartan hype (I'm not quite sure what I meant by that, but go with it). I know people say not to wear sunnies because...well its not sunny anymore but I can't help but feel that they're essential sometimes, or just if you can't be bothered with eye make up for the day, sunnies, sorted.

Hope you enjoyed this very overdue blog post.

Bye dolls x