Thursday, 31 March 2016

My Monthly Goals #April

Hi there sweethearts! The fact that this post is getting posted on the 3rd of April rather than the 1st shows just how amazing I am at being organised. Good one Sara. 

1. Watch more disney
Okay so this one isn't strictly a 'goal' as such, but it's important anyway... Way back on the 1st of February, #TheGirlGang had a cheeky wee Disney themed twitter chat, and I loved it! It reminded me so much of my childhood, and I got a good whisk of nostalgia. Disney is great at all ages though, and it's definitely on my list of things to do as soon as I get some down time!

2. Eat better
This year, my new years resolution was to be more healthy and get fit. However, starting to work in McDonald's, and with the temptation of free cheeseburgers calling my name every time I had a break during my shifts, that didn't really happen. This month, I want that to change, so I'm going to be planning my meals out and keeping a food diary so that I can track what I've been eating to make sure I'm on the track to a healthier body!

3. Tidy up my desk
Ah, the lovely desk that I cannot see under the piles of paper. I can barely distinguish what is for school, and what is for my blog, which really has to change. I've got a filing system, but it's just a matter of using it to be honest! This month I'm going to designate a set amount of time for me to clear my desk and sort out all my papery bits... it's about time!

4. Keep up with my journal
At the start of February, I decided to start a journal. Every day, I have a short list or sentence to write. For example, one day I might have "Three things that I'm grateful for" and the next I'll have "A quote that summarises my day". However, I'm not the best at remembering to do it at the end of each day, so I find myself doing clusters of 4 or 5 every now and then.

5. Study hard
I have my exams coming up next month, so it's really important that I get my head stuck in to the books. I can't have a repeat of my psychology prelim where I was cramming the whole course into less than 24 hours. While I don't necessarily need to get A's and B's, I know that I can achieve those grades if I put the effort in, and I think it's really important that I put 100% into everything that I do.

What are your goals for this month?

My Monthly Goals #April

Hi there sweethearts! The fact that this post is getting posted on the 3rd of April rather than the 1st shows just how amazing I am at being organised. Good one Sara. 

1. Watch more disney
Okay so this one isn't strictly a 'goal' as such, but it's important anyway... Way back on the 1st of February, #TheGirlGang had a cheeky wee Disney themed twitter chat, and I loved it! It reminded me so much of my childhood, and I got a good whisk of nostalgia. Disney is great at all ages though, and it's definitely on my list of things to do as soon as I get some down time!

2. Eat better
This year, my new years resolution was to be more healthy and get fit. However, starting to work in McDonald's, and with the temptation of free cheeseburgers calling my name every time I had a break during my shifts, that didn't really happen. This month, I want that to change, so I'm going to be planning my meals out and keeping a food diary so that I can track what I've been eating to make sure I'm on the track to a healthier body!

3. Tidy up my desk
Ah, the lovely desk that I cannot see under the piles of paper. I can barely distinguish what is for school, and what is for my blog, which really has to change. I've got a filing system, but it's just a matter of using it to be honest! This month I'm going to designate a set amount of time for me to clear my desk and sort out all my papery bits... it's about time!

4. Keep up with my journal
At the start of February, I decided to start a journal. Every day, I have a short list or sentence to write. For example, one day I might have "Three things that I'm grateful for" and the next I'll have "A quote that summarises my day". However, I'm not the best at remembering to do it at the end of each day, so I find myself doing clusters of 4 or 5 every now and then.

5. Study hard
I have my exams coming up next month, so it's really important that I get my head stuck in to the books. I can't have a repeat of my psychology prelim where I was cramming the whole course into less than 24 hours. While I don't necessarily need to get A's and B's, I know that I can achieve those grades if I put the effort in, and I think it's really important that I put 100% into everything that I do.

What are your goals for this month?

Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Hello spring... life lately

I'm going to be completely honest with you; I am not feeling mega-motivated right now. This morning I woke up with a sudden rush of creativity, and managed to write 3 posts for this week in the space of a handful of hours, and then had a lovely long relaxing bath. It was undoubtedly a great start to the day, but now, with my cup of coffee in hand, I'm feeling a little drained.

I don't really know what to write in this post to be honest... Life lately has just been a constant uphill struggle. Sometimes -like today- I'll wake up energized and ready to climb, but that often wears off after a while. On the other days, I'll wake up with absolutely no energy or motivation, wanting to stay in bed all day. The odd thing is though, that the metaphorical hill isn't even that steep, but it seems to wear me out so much.

There's nothing huge weighing on me, and unlike last year I am feeling unusually calm/relaxed considering my exams start in about a months time. I'm considerably busy, but that is exactly how I like it... I would always choose to be busy than have nothing to do, even if that means dragging my body out of bed when all it wants to do is curl up into a ball and hibernate. 

In a way, I seem to feel much worse when I'm not doing anything. My mind tires me out more than my body, I suppose. 

So I suppose what is really bothering me, is that I can't pinpoint exactly what is going on with me. What I really want is to identify the parasite that is sucking the life out of me, so that I can work on it and move on with my life in a more positive, energised way.

Hello spring... life lately

I'm going to be completely honest with you; I am not feeling mega-motivated right now. This morning I woke up with a sudden rush of creativity, and managed to write 3 posts for this week in the space of a handful of hours, and then had a lovely long relaxing bath. It was undoubtedly a great start to the day, but now, with my cup of coffee in hand, I'm feeling a little drained.

I don't really know what to write in this post to be honest... Life lately has just been a constant uphill struggle. Sometimes -like today- I'll wake up energized and ready to climb, but that often wears off after a while. On the other days, I'll wake up with absolutely no energy or motivation, wanting to stay in bed all day. The odd thing is though, that the metaphorical hill isn't even that steep, but it seems to wear me out so much.

There's nothing huge weighing on me, and unlike last year I am feeling unusually calm/relaxed considering my exams start in about a months time. I'm considerably busy, but that is exactly how I like it... I would always choose to be busy than have nothing to do, even if that means dragging my body out of bed when all it wants to do is curl up into a ball and hibernate. 

In a way, I seem to feel much worse when I'm not doing anything. My mind tires me out more than my body, I suppose. 

So I suppose what is really bothering me, is that I can't pinpoint exactly what is going on with me. What I really want is to identify the parasite that is sucking the life out of me, so that I can work on it and move on with my life in a more positive, energised way.

Monday, 28 March 2016

15 blog post ideas for Spring

Last week marked the first day of Spring, and even though it's chucking it with rain outside as I type this, I'm looking forward to the blue skies which are undoubtedly on their way! I'm not a big fan of winter, as I don't cope well with cold weather (Who knows how I've survived living in the UK for so long..) so I'm excited for the brighter evenings and sunnier days ahead.


1. 5 recipes for a perfect picnic

2. 10 things I love about spring

3. A Spring beauty update

4. My Spring Spotify playlist

5. 10 spring staples

6. 6 weekend spring diy's to bookmark

7. top 10 spring prints

8. A spring reading guide

9. 5 fruit that are going straight into my basket this spring

10. Homeware: spring edition

11. 5 things I want to do this spring

12. 10 spring links I love

13. 5 things I want to achieve this spring

14. 10 blogs to follow this spring

15. 5 things I'm grateful for


Well, that's all for now! I hope you all have a wonderful spring, and truly enjoy this wonderful, fresh new season, and find use for a few of these post ideas! Lots of love as always...

15 blog post ideas for Spring

Last week marked the first day of Spring, and even though it's chucking it with rain outside as I type this, I'm looking forward to the blue skies which are undoubtedly on their way! I'm not a big fan of winter, as I don't cope well with cold weather (Who knows how I've survived living in the UK for so long..) so I'm excited for the brighter evenings and sunnier days ahead.


1. 5 recipes for a perfect picnic

2. 10 things I love about spring

3. A Spring beauty update

4. My Spring Spotify playlist

5. 10 spring staples

6. 6 weekend spring diy's to bookmark

7. top 10 spring prints

8. A spring reading guide

9. 5 fruit that are going straight into my basket this spring

10. Homeware: spring edition

11. 5 things I want to do this spring

12. 10 spring links I love

13. 5 things I want to achieve this spring

14. 10 blogs to follow this spring

15. 5 things I'm grateful for


Well, that's all for now! I hope you all have a wonderful spring, and truly enjoy this wonderful, fresh new season, and find use for a few of these post ideas! Lots of love as always...

Sunday, 27 March 2016

This Sunday I'm grateful for...


♥ John 3:16

♥ My guitar. It's always there for me to help me wind down after a stressful day

♥ My colleagues over at McDonald's. They're all so lovely and sweet, and made my first few weeks much easier than I had expected them to be.

♥ Online shopping. Especially when it's raining and pouring, i.e. Scotland being Scotland

♥ Freshly baked cake

♥ My Dad's ability to help me work through tough problems

♥ All the lovely bloggers I've met because of #TheGirlGang, and Jemma for creating it.

♥ Tea... especially Pukka's detox tea

♥ My Mum's amazing cooking

♥ Champagne. Just champagne.

♥ Uncontrollable laughter. The kind where you just can't stop smiling this huge cheesy smile, and your stomach hurts because you've laughed way too much. Practically exercise- no need to go to the gym now.

♥ Heating. It's one of those things we kinda take for granted, but I love it so so much.

♥ Waking up and having an extra hour to doze

♥ That amazing feeling of accomplishment after going to the gym and actually working out

♥ Tough times, because they make you appreciate the good times much more

♥ Love, because it teaches you so much about life.

What are you grateful for this Sunday?

Saturday, 26 March 2016

10 pretty odd things girls do when they're home alone

Hey sweethearts! Happy Saturday, I hope you're all having a wonderful day!

Being home alone is great, isn't it? You have the freedom to do absolutely anything, eat absolutely anything, and wear absolutely anything (or absolutely nothing!). 

  1. Dance like nobody's watching, because nobody is. (At least I really, really hope not)
  2. Become a supermodel for the night. There's never been a better time to try out new and exciting clothes and makeup combinations, President Snow, here I come...
  3. Sing at the top of your lungs. We all do it, and your whole neighbourhood hears you every time, so you really can't deny it. It's just so. Damn. Fun.
  4. Spam your friends on snapchat. Selfies? Sarcastically pouty selfies? From videos of your amazing singing abilities (So X factor worthy) to selfies showing off your new makeup combos, now is your time to shine on that yellow app!
  5. Eat EVERYTHING. ICE CREAM, CHICKEN GRAVY, CUSTARD, STEAK PIE, CHEESCAKE, DORITOS, SKITTLES, AND MORE ICE CREAM. EAT IT ALL.
  6. And then when the food's all gone, open the fridge door a few times and walk around the kitchen pointlessly just because. By the way, where's that cheesecake that I bought for my friends coming over next Sunday?
  7. Freak out. There's someone in your house AND YOU HEARD VOICES! Text all your friends to call the police if you don't reply in half an hour, and then go down the stairs with a book in hand ready to knock the thief unconscious. Oops, false alarm, it was just squeaky floorboards.
  8. Order a whole Chinese, all to yourself, and eat it all. Who can blame you? You're fridge is completely empty, what do they expect you to do- starve?
  9. Tweet /everything/ that happens, from the moment the house becomes empty, to the moment you go to bed. It's like a solo drama, everybody wants to know what's going on.
  10. Watch a really super sad movie, and cry your heart out. Hopefully the Chinese will have arrived by the time you start watching, cos damn are you gonna need that comfort food. Oh, and remember to send snaps to all your friends of your #foodgoals and #cryface

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Coffee and chats: Life lately

I love a good cup of coffee, and I love a good cup of coffee with a good little chat even more so. I've really grown to love those posts where bloggers just catch up on the things they've been loving lately, and what's been going on in life, and I feel like I'm finally becoming confident enough to be able to get a bit more personal/chatty with you lovely people.

The first thing that pops up into my mind when I think about what's been going on in my life lately, is music. If you know me, or have read my blog posts, then you'll probably not be too surprised to read this. Yeah, my life is mainly defined by the music I'm listening to. At least, that's how I see it. About a year and a half ago, when I saw my favourite band All Time Low live in concert for the first time, I was introduced to this new -incredible- band from America, which I instantly fell in love with. Walk the Moon have become a bit of a one-hit-wonder in the eye of the public, and chances are that you'll know their song Shut Up and Dance. To go even further, chances are that you're sick to death of it- I know I am. Nevertheless, I do recognise that while the majority of the public define them by that one -well written but extremely overplayed- song, they actually have a whole album full of feel good summer anthems. Walk the Moon is the kind of band that makes the kind of music that makes it impossible not to smile and sing along, while also raising up some challenging topics and questions. That's the kind of music I love.

I've been listening to Walk the Moon on repeat for about a week now, ever since my mini-road trip up to Aberdeen. To fill you in, last week, on Tuesday and Wednesday, I had a mini adventure, which was full of it's ups and downs.

On the Tuesday, I got to leave school at 2pm, meaning that I got to miss a whole 2 and a half hours of psychology. I don't really need to make a comment about how I felt about that- I'm sure you can guess. After rushing home, getting changed and grabbing my bags, I made my way to the bus stop that would take me into the city centre. It was a half hour bus journey, and I was a good few hours early, so I wasn't too worried or anything, but when my bus that was supposed to arrive at 3:15pm arrived at 3:35pm, I wasn't the most impressed. However, I still managed to reach the city with just enough time to go on a mini shopping spree, where I bagged a few products for lush, sports leggings from nike, and a cute top from Forever 21. 

I then made my way over to the bus station, where I was to catch my bus over to Dundee to meet up with a friend who had agreed to let me stay the night over at hers. If anyone has been to Glasgow bus station, you'll know how big, confusing and busy it is, especially at peak time on a weekday. For those of you who haven't, just imagine a huge square full of busses on each side. Luckily, from previous trips up to Dundee and Aberdeen, I knew roughly where my bus should have departed from, so I made my way around to that area, only to see from a sign, that the bus to Dundee would be departing from the opposite end of the bus station. So off I trudged, with my overnight bag, my handbag, and my shopping bags in hand. When I got to the stance, I asked someone if the 5:20pm bus to Dundee would be leaving there, and they nodded their head, saying that was where they were headed also. Well, it got to 5:20pm, and there was absolutely zero sign of any busses anywhere near the stance- they were all over on the other side of the station. When it got to 5:35pm, someone asked a security man if he knew anything about the bus, and he shook his head, pointing over to the opposite end of the station -where I thought the bus would leave from!- and said that was where busses to Dundee usually left. So everyone who had been sitting at stance 24 stood up, and so I did also, thinking everyone was going to make their way over to the other side. Tears prickled my eyes as I panicked about what would happen if I had missed the bus, and worry welled up within me- just as I saw the bus to Dundee pull up right in front of me. Queue applause. Breathe out. Relax.

After such a stressful start of the journey, it was lovely to have 2 hours to relax on the bus, and I found it fascinating as always to look out at the beautiful Scottish scenery. It never fails to amaze me how beautiful this country is- especially around the Stirling area.

When I arrived at Dundee, my friend and I had a bit of an emotional reunion (We haven't seen eachother since new years) and made our way home, with a lot of catching up to do. It was absolutely wonderful to be able to spend time with such a great girl, and it was so exciting to hear all the latest goings on in her life, and have a bit of a goof around with her. 

The next day, I had a bus to catch for 5:30am for Aberdeen, my final destination, where I would be meeting another friend (slash ex? Long story, but he's a good guy) who I hadn't seen in a while, to go to the Aberdeen University Applicants Day. Can I just emphasise that the bus left at 5:30am, meaning I had to leave my friend(who lived in the area)'s house at 4:30am, meaning I had to set my alarm for 3:30am to have enough time to get ready. Yeah, I didn't wake up at 3:30am.

I woke up at 1:30am... Yeah, 1:30am, feel sorry for me kids. Although I did get to see the incredible, awesome sunrise on the journey- now that alone almost made it worth the hellishly early morning.

All in all, despite the chaos with the busses, and hella mega super early wake up on the Wednesday, I had a truly lovely time. I loved getting to meet two of my favourite people and catch up with them... even just getting to spend time with them, and pay for their meals- perks of having a job and getting paid. The university seemed really great too, but I'm still unsure about which University offer I will be accepting. In the past year, I have fallen in love with the city of Aberdeen, but that city holds so many memories for me. And then there's Strathclyde; the better business school, which is closer to home...

Who know's where I'll end up. 

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Six things Sunday

Hey troops! Happy Sunday, I hope you're all doing well! It's less than a week until the first deadline for University responses, so good luck to everyone who's waiting to hear back! Try not to stress out too much (a little bit of stress is to be expected) and don't forget to take time out. 

6 things I've photographed

1. My pukka pad

2. This amazing candle from Primark

3. My luscious body shop body spray

4. The sky from my cousins window

5. My favourite fountain pen

6. The brushes from my school's art department

6 things I want to post sometime this year

1. What other lifestyle bloggers have taught me

2. 10 things that inspire me

3. This week in 7 pictures

4. Getting to know other bloggers

5. 5 things to try out this month

6. Favourites from my shelf

6 things I look for in a friend

1. Approachability

2. Trustworthiness (Is that even a word?)

3. Similar interests

4. Positivity

5. A good sense of humour

6. A similar sense of sarcasm (although this is not strictly needed)

6 things I'm obsessed with

1. The TV show skins

2. Being organised and having things planned to a T

3. Candles (Especially from Primark #noregrets)

4. Quotes

5. The movie Tomorrow when the war began

6. Blogging

6 people that I'm proud of and why

1. My friend Katie for being the first out of our group to get an unconditional offer from the university of her choice!

2. My little brother for making this remix of 7 years by Lukas Graham

3. My friend Ethan for always looking out for other people even when he was in a really bad space himself.

4. One of my oldest friends for keeping her head held high when she was the only one in our group not to hear back from any universities.

5. My Mum for starting up an informal appeal for a school she visited in Nepal

6. Me for teaching myself how to play guitar with no experience whatsoever 
  

6 blogs I truly adore






Saturday, 19 March 2016

little ways to be healthier (part 2)

Hello my gorgeous friends! Some of you loyal troopers will remember a post I published way back in August last year, all about the little things you can do to be a bit healthier. Well, as I was looking through my old posts this morning, I realised that since then, I've actually managed to adopt a few more little habits, which I'm really excited to be sharing with you all!

I'm no health junkie, and I won't promise you'll lose 5 stone in a week or whatever, but these are little things you can easily incorporate into your day-to-day routine.

Replace your fat with cats
(Except not literally... I don't want you all to be going around eating cats because "Sara said", haha)

-Rather than jumping into the freezer for a tub of ice cream, why not substitute in a tub of frozen yoghurt? It's much more healthy, and tastes even better in my opinion!

-I looooooove haribo's. Especially those sponge-y strawberry sweets. But you know what my body loves more? You guessed it; real strawberries

-Oh my days, TV. I love it to bits, and I am never EVER going to substitute my TV time for anything else. What I can substitute however, is my couch. My local gym has the option of watching the telly on little personal screens on some of the machines, which is absolutely brilliant. No more couch potato Sara!

-I definitely have a bit of a weak spot for milkshakes; in town there's a milkshake bar that lets you create your own milkshakes, from malteser flavour, to oreo... it's actually amazing, let me tell you that. But recently, I've really enjoyed making my own smoothies at home. There are so many variations of recipes online, so I'm going to be experimenting for a while...

Don't diet
I've told you before, and I'll tell you again... DON'T GO ON A DIET!

So you want to lose weight? Stop snacking, and replace your processed foods with fresh meat, and make sure you actually have your 5 (or 7) fruit and veg a day. There is no need to diet, when there are so many healthier alternatives out there. I'm sure I've said this before, but whenever I try out a diet, I always end up giving up after a week or so, and I don't think I'm alone in this. That just makes you gain weight rather than lose it, because for the first few days of most diets your body tends to create its own fat before it's used to the change in your eating. Plus, whenever the day comes that you give up on the diet, you pretty much always end up binge eating all sorts of junk... so diets are totally ruled out for me! No more dieting!

Get into a sport
I've never really been a big fan of sports.

But the more I started watching tennis last year, the more I wanted to get into it and play with my friends. By watching things like the olympics, or international sports championships (Such as the football world cup) you can find out which sport you fancy the look of, which then gives you the motivation to actually get into the actual physical playing of it. If Andy Murray can do it, so can I, haha!

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Six things sunday



Six things I hate

1. Snobs

2. Back stabbers

3. Mushrooms

4. Bananas

5. People who always complain

6. the word 'moist'

Six things I wore on my face today

1. Rimmel London Glam'eyes day 2 night mascara

2. W7 in the city natural nudes eye colour palette

3. Extracts pomegranate and rosehip lip balm

4. W7 the cheeky trio bronzer, blusher and highlighter

5. Simple kind to skin hydrating light moisturiser

Six films that will never grow old

1. The Lord of the rings (all of them)

2. The mortal instruments

3. If I stay

4. 7 things I hate about you

5. 13 going on 30

6. Gone with the wind

Six things that I'm proud of

1. This blog

2. My grades

3. My ability to make people feel welcome

4. My work ethic

5. The fact that I actually went on a jog this week

6. I found 6 things to be proud of

Six things I love about my friends

1. They are always there for me

2. They're always by my side

3. They hold me up when I feel like I'm crumbling

4. They make me laugh so much

5. They make me feel less crazy

6. We have the best memories together 

Six things you may not know about me

1. I once met Conor Ball from the vamps, and didn't even know who he was

2. I used to want to be a radio 1 presenter (would still be cool tbh)

3. I always win chubby bunny (I have a big gob, lol)

4. I really enjoy cooking

5. I hate Cola

6. I've adopted "I'm not weird, I'm limited edition" as my catchphrase ("Meaning that I'm something that you don't see very often")

Saturday, 12 March 2016

5 Happy Thoughts

Hello friends! I haven't done one of these posts in quite a while, so it's about time, I think! I'm in quite a chatty mood so this might come across as a bit more of a 'life lately' post, but it's all positive, happy stuff!

I'm not completely broke anymore!
Oh, my, goodness. It's actually such a great feeling to not have to turn down nights out all the time cos I only have 25p in my purse, and £1 on my bank card! In January I started working in my local McDonalds, and it was honestly the best decision I've made this year. While it can be a tot stressful and very tiring at times, the people I work with are absolutely lovely... and it pays!

I've gotten to talk to a few lovely bloggers
It all started on a Friday afternoon, many moons ago... I got home from a 2 hour 45 minute killer Advanced Higher Business prelim exam -I literally had blisters on my hand after it, eugh- and I noticed I had 3 dms from bloggers I had followed the previous day. The rest, is history, haha! And now I've been talking to two absolutely wonderful bloggers who have really inspired me recently!

I am actually ahead of schedule for once
I've done all my school work for the next two weeks, I've scheduled posts for the next two months, and I'm feeling really good about it! Now it's time for me to kick my feet up and catch up with those 5 episodes of home and away that I missed because of all that school work...


I HAD A CHIPPY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FOREVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEER
It tasted so goood... Oh days how good did it taste. I was super hungry after forgetting to eat lunch the other day, so I decided I'd order a fish and chips since I couldn't really be bothered cooking and BOOM. It arrived, and it was delicious. Scotland's absolute finest, oh man.


I'm in a really good mood today... might be cos of the chippy...
But it might just be because everything in life is so damn good. Anyways, I'm just happy that I'm happy. And I hope you're happy too.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Life lately

Can I just start off by saying that I know the pictures in this post are absolutely awful quality, but I was using my cute little LG spirit, and the camera isn't exactly it's forte, lol. My Dad whisked my camera off approximately 4,000 miles away to Nepal, where he's going to be working for the next month, so I'll be using a mix of stock photo, photos from my phone, and pictures that I've not used from past photoshoots until I get my camera back. 

I don't feel like I do enough of these casual chatty type posts, and I always love having a little catch up to look back at all the lovely things that have been happening lately. 

As some of you might know, I am in my last year of high school, and after the summer I am going to be studying Business Management, at whichever university I choose to go to... Yep, I still haven't decided, or heard back from the University of Edinburgh. It's kind of a tradition in Scotland that after 6th year (your last year in high school) you go on a holiday with all your friends, and you know, we're all 17-18 years old so it's the first ever independent holiday. 

I'm currently working part time at a fast food restaurant, and I don't exactly have a lot of money, so straight up I knew I wasn't exactly going to be able to pay for a crazy expensive holiday to Magaluf or Alicante or wherever. I was almost giving up on the idea of a 6th year holiday with my friends, when I mentioned the idea of going to London to my Mum, who reminded me of her friend who owns and runs this awesome hotel in Poland. Looking at all the prices with one of my closest friends, it looks like my 6th year holiday has been saved, and I am so damn excited about it! I would be happy to go anywhere with my girls, not gonna lie, but this seems so affordable and incredible- like a big adventure, as cheesy as that sounds.

That whole paragraph is like a huge cheese fest. What am I doing, lol.

I took this photo a wee while ago, and I've been meaning to write a post about this cute lil' product, but honestly? I have no clue where to start. I'm no beauty blogger, and I doubt I ever will be. I don't know enough about face masks to compare it to any others, or give it a strong recommendation. But I do know this- I've got hella oily skin, and this face mask actually seems to work wonders for me. My chin, nose, and forehead are the most oil-prone areas, and after using this mud mask, my whole face felt super soft, and healthy. I bought it at TK Maxx a good number of weeks ago, and I'm not sure if TK Maxx are still selling it, or where else it is sold, but for £7 approx, it's a really worthwhile buy. 
If you know me, you'll know that I am definitely not the most health-conscious person in the world. My diets last about 1-5 days, and my fitness goals are never achieved. However, I am aiming to change this, and since I've got a bit of money from work, I decided to splash out a little bit to motivate myself. It would simply go against my nature to spend £150 approx on fitness gear and never use it, so I indulged myself in some beautiful Nike Roche's, adidas original fitness tights, and a sport's bra & vest from Pink Soda Sport. I am yet to buy my gym membership- but I will do it. After I pay for my 6th year holiday. I promise...

IT'S GETTING SUNNY! I made the mistake of waking up, looking out the window and putting on my paper-thin top to go out, thinking it was Summer af outside. I got a few cute selfies, and I do rather like this outfit, but I was freezing my non-existent balls off, ahhhhhhhh. Typical me, not looking at the forecast! But still- the sun has been out a fair bit so far this week, and grey skys are slowly disappearing, which is always a good sign. I'm feeling a lot more positive and happy too with the Sun shining and the thought of Summer coming soon.

This book. This damn book man. You can't really see the title very clearly since the photo is overexposed, but the book is Me before you by Jojo Moyles. I borrowed this book from a friend last month, and read it within a week- however I've neglected giving it back, which I really should do... Oops? Anyway, can I just say that this is one of the best books I have ever read. Honestly, it's so well written, but it's also a kinda easy relaxing read. It put my emotions through the ringer, from laughing to crying... I actually cried a heck of a lot, which for me shows that it is a really great book. Any book that is able to evoke so much emotion from me that I cry has to be good. It's up there with If I stay and The Fault In Our Stars. Also, I've seen a few trailers for the movie adaptation of the book, so I would strongly recommend you read it before the movie comes out! The trailer looks absolutely brilliant too. Okay, I'm going to stop now, I'm waffling and fangirling a bit too much, lol.


So that's all that's been going on in my life lately! I hope you all have a lovely rest-of-week, however you spend it!

Sunday, 6 March 2016

6 Things Sunday

Hello friends! It's been a busy week for me, and every day brings me closer to the deadline day where I need to decide which Uni I'm going to spend the next 4 years of my life at. Eek. I hope you're all doing well, and that your weekend has been spectacular. Have a good week, and good luck for Monday...

Six things that make me happy

1. My wonderful, wonderful friends

2. P.J. days. Nothing beats em. 

3. Quotes from pintrest

4. Brand new stationary

5. Lush bath bombs

6. When my hard work pays off

Six things that I say a lot

1. "Oh wow" (It sounds so sarcastic, but I genuinely mean it)

2. "Hella cool"

3. "Dammit"

4. "Gosh" 

5. "I'm so done"

6. "RIP me"

Six things that I'm currently watching

1. Skins

2. Arrow

3. Suits

4. Reign

5. Gogglebox

6. Home and away

Six things that I love

1. Snuggling up on the couch with a hot cuppa

2. Catching up with friends that I've not seen in ages

3. Stationary

4. Deep chats

5. Organising things

6. Quotes

Six things that I loved reading

1. http://www.dorkface.co.uk/

2. http://www.auburnantics.co.uk/

3. http://hannahgale.co.uk/

4. http://www.thedaintysquid.com/

5. http://professionaldaydreamerx.blogspot.co.uk/

6. thewonderforest.com

Six things I like about myself

1. I'm a rather cheery and bubbly person

2. I'm a hard worker

3. People can tell me things knowing they can trust me, and that I won't judge the.

4. I like my eyes, they're quite nice

5. I have a warm, friendly personality

6. I care about other people A LOT

Saturday, 5 March 2016

15 things you didn't know about me

1. This summer I'm going to be working, as well as taking a trip to Poland, and going somewhere else in Scotland to lead a youth club (Not sure where yet...)

2. I don't believe in horoscopes, but I'm a scorpio, and it feels like I match up to pretty much tumblr thread on scorpio. Lol.

3. When I was 14, I dyed my hair ginger... it lasted for 3 months.

4. The school I go to is known in the area for being really good, and posh, but it's really not.

5. I have been on radio 1 a grand total of 4 times

6. I'm super good at being secretive (In a good way... I think...)

7. I've been sending my friend little motivational letters once a month while she's on her gap year, so that she feels there's a little bit of home with her there

8. I bloody love salad. Get me a Chicken Caesar Salad without the Anchovies and I'll love you forever.

9. I hate the winter because of the cold and rain and wind, but I do really like it when the sky is clear and blue, and the air is nice and crispy in the morning.

10. All Time Low has been my favourite band for almost 8 years... scary stuff.

11. I was meant to be born on Halloween, but instead I was born on the 30th of October

12. I have never broken a bone

13. I love to cook, and I reckon I'm actually pretty decent.

14. Because my Mum's Polish, at Christmas time we have a traditional Polish meal at Christmas eve, as well as the traditional British Christmas day meal

15. My favourite song to play on guitar is elastic heart by sia

Tuesday, 1 March 2016

The Infinity Dreams Award

I was recently tagged by the adorable Ellie from http://elliemayclarke.blogspot.co.uk/ to do The Infinity Dreams Award. I really appreciate being included in this lovely little tag, and it's such a lovely gesture. Ellie has such a lovely blog, so if you've got a moment, I would really encourage you to check it out!

The rules of The Infinity Dreams Award are as follows:
Thank the blogger who tagged you 
Tell 11 facts about yourself 
Answer 11 Questions 
Use The Infinity Dreams Award picture 
Tag 11 Bloggers 

Facts about me:
1. I have never bought my own shoes before last week.
2. The last movie I watched was the Theory of Everything
3. My favourite flavour of ice cream is vanilla
4. I'm going to be studying Business Management in September, but I still haven't decided where I'll be studying!
5. My favourite colour at the moment is lilac 
6. I started teaching myself guitar two years ago, and I play almost every night now
7. I spent my first paycheck on gym clothes, and bus tickets up to Dundee and Aberdeen
8. My starbucks order this week is a venti vanilla frappe
9. My favourite TV shows this week are Parks and Recreation, Home and Away, and Suits
10. I have a Syrian hamster called Bilbo, and he's the most timid, cute little creature
11. My favourite high street shop is Forever 21

Q&A
ONE: If you could only use three makeup/beauty items every morning what would they be?
Maybelline New York's Dream Satin Liquid foundation, Rimmel London's gel eye liner, and Collection's Longer Lash Waterproof Mascara

TWO: Would you prefer to live in a busy city, quiet countryside or near the sea & why? 
That's a tough one! I love the city life, but my dream has always been to have a cute little house near the sea. I think I would probably have to go with living near the sea, because the beach has such a lovely, calming atmosphere. Besides, it's Britain- a city is never too far away!

THREE: Why do you write a blog? 
I started blogging as an attempt to up my portfolio for an application to study media at university. However, the more I fell in love with blogging, and the less of an 'agenda' I had, I found that I actually love blogging for what it is, and started focusing on how I could improve this blog because I want to, rather than because it would 'look good'.

FOUR: Do you have any blogging goals or aims for the next year?
I really want to develop my blog and keep improving it. I aim to keep the content on this blog fresh, positive, and inspiring, and would love to grow the readership.

FIVE: What is one TV series that you recommend?
Parks and Recreation

SIX: Tea or coffee? 
Tea, but only if it's pukka tea.

SEVEN: What is your favourite social media and why?
Twitter, because it's so laid back and casual, and social norms don't dictate what kind of content is appropriate as much as it does with Facebook.

EIGHT: Who is your favourite artist/band?
All Time Low!

NINE: What's your favourite shoe brand? 
Nikes

TEN: Are you more of a girly girl or a tom boy? 
It depends! Sometimes I love being girly and pretty, but I don't really fit in to one mould, so some days I'm a bit more of a tomboy.

ELEVEN: What the most embarrassing thing you've ever done?
There was this one time I was involved in a community development project, and we were sweeping sand from a park, to then wheelbarrow back to the beach. My friend egged me on to take the wheelbarrow on the next trip to the beach, so I agreed. It was pretty damn heavy, and I was struggling a bit, so this guy who I'd just met that day asked me if I wanted any help. To my shock and horror, the reply that came out of my mouth was "No thanks, I work out"

Questions:
1. What is your favourite Quote?
2. What is your favourite aspect of blogging?
3. Where do you find inspiration for your posts?
4. Who is your role model, and why?
5. What was the last movie you watched?
6. Where do you see your blog in the next 5 years?
7. What is your favourite TV show?
8. If you could describe yourself in 3 words, what would they be?
9. If you were a disney character, which one would you be?
10. Is there anything you feel strongly/passionate about?
11. What is your starbucks order?

I would like to tag...

The 1st playlist #March

Happy 1st of March, folks! I'm feeling rather sleepy, and since I'm listening to my 'goodnight' playlist (I know it's only midday, but still...) I reckon I can get away with just sharing the songs on it for this post. Enjoy!

Beside you - 5 Seconds of summer

Goodnight moon - Go radio

Too much - all time low

Who's looking out -  Twin Forks

Nearly Morning - Luke Sital Singh

Eyes shut - Years and years

Crash - You me at six

If it means a lot to you - A day to remember

I know you care - Ellie Goulding

Echo - Trapt

So soon - Marianas trench

One - Ed Sheeran

Stuck on you - New Politics