Sunday, 21 September 2014

My Autumn/Winter Wishlist

Autumn and Winter are my favourite seasons of the year. There are always wishes that I make to myself (they never happen but that is besides the point) which make me happy. Having an aim is something to live for and I find myself accomplishing almost one thing. I can look back at my wishes and do something about them to make them happen. I made a Summer wish list in July which seems not so long ago but summer is now gone and I have new goals for the upcoming months. As new school terms have started there are things I'd like to change to help me enjoy the seasons more.

Keeping up and staying on track

Motivation is something I lack and I always wish that some would come upon me so that I can achieve important things which will benefit my life. As a college student who has other things on my mind coursework is something that I tend to put off and will find myself doing something else
like watching The Vampire Diaries which is what has distracted me recently. As I relaxed in summer and did whatever I wanted to do I need to come out of that and stay focused. The first day back at college was already stressful from the amount of resubmissions I need to complete let alone other assignments I need to start! It's overwhelming and I just wish some motivation will come soon so that I can stay up to date with everything work doesn't pile up like I left it do in my first year.

Spending more time with my family

As a child I had no care in the world it was so much easier, but as a teenager you find yourself thinking that your 'reputation' is all that matters, and everything you do makes you want to care about what others think. I'm sure everybody feels embarrassed being seen out with their parents/grandparents etc and that was me. I am not completely out of this stage but I can tell I have recently started to not care and get on with what I want to do, because at the end of the day family is what matters the most and the memories created with your family are the best. Therefore, I want to start spending time with my family. I also want to spend time with them more because I am mostly in my room in a mood thanks to hormones.

Get in the festive mood

Christmas is my favourite time of the year and I want to get into the mood rather than waiting for it to come. As you get older the preparation and build up for Christmas is fun. I want to do this by going ice skating, going shopping with my friends to buy gifts, visiting Winter Wonderland, spending time at London- the decorations and lights really make it feel like Christmas and most of all watching Christmas films with friends and family. Last year I let my mum decorate the tree herself, I'm not even sure if my brother helped as we was moody teenagers who just wanted to be on the Internet. However this year, I want to create special memories and help out rather than being lazy which brings me on to my next point...

Spend less time on the Internet

This is something that I must do in order to achieve in life. In the future I will ask myself why I spend so much time on the Internet rather than studying and working. TV shows have taken over my life and it's almost turned into an addiction. I also spend way too much time on my phone too speaking to my friends or going on social networking sites. I need to spend time with my friends in person instead. If I stay off the Internet things will get done such as my coursework and revision for GCSE re-takes. I don't mean stay completely off but I spent way too many hours on my laptop and sometimes it's just procrastination.

Hope you have enjoyed this post, what is on your wishlist?

Louise x

Sunday, 7 September 2014

Autumn/Winter Essentials

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In autumn/winter the fashion is at it's best. Warm coats, heeled boots, jumpers are my favourite things to wear and on lazy days hoodies really come in handy to keep warm- I currently have an obsession with anything with text on as you can see from the 'I love sleep" choice. I am hoping for snow this year so I can get my wellies out, £80 worth of wellies don't just need to be sitting with the rest of my shoes for a whole year again. Autumn/Winter is when my lipstick craze comes out, red and purple lips are my favourite colours to wear therefore I am looking forward to wearing dark lip colours and my M.A.C Up The Amp lipstick is feeling rather unloved. I will not go out without my lipstick in Autumn/Winter and my nude colours are pushed slightly to the back of my collection. Glitter makes nails look so pretty for Christmas time. Accessories such as head warmers and gloves are also an essential as it is vital to keep warm, especially when I have to walk to places.

What are your Autumn/Winter essentials?

Monday, 1 September 2014

1st of September

The start of this new month brings excitement as the prolonged wait has finally come to an end. Autumn and winter is on it's way which is by far the greatest seasons in my opinion as it brings pleasant festivals to enjoy. Halloween, Bonfire night and Christmas all lead to time well spent with family and friends. I am so excited for Winter time as Christmas is my favourite season. Christmas lights around shopping centres, ice skating rinks, Santa's grotto's, Christmas films and songs, the build up is the most enjoyable. These seasons also include my 18th Birthday which I am super excited about but also makes me anxious thinking about growing up and what will happen in the future as I am a 'live in the moment' kind of girl. Other than festivals and celebrations the time coming up to Autumn and winter also contains going/going back to school, college or university. Starting new somewhere can be scary however going back somewhere can also mean you can start fresh, as for me- starting fresh means getting work done straight away so nothing is left to the last minute. As these busy periods can be sort of overwhelming happiness, cheerfulness and joy is brought to counteract with the gloom fullness of the rain, wind and colds which brings me positivity so that I can live a little and enjoy these seasons as there is so much to look forward to. Overall, I am excited for what the Autumn and Winter seasons may bring. I wonder if any of you are as excited as I am!

Louise x

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Things I Do When I'm Bored

I moan when I'm always busy and want to have a lazy day and I also moan when I'm bored having a lazy day as I have nothing to do. Here is a list of the things I like to do when I have no plans to save me from boredom.

1. Read and write blogs

What's better to do when your bored. I love writing blog posts and it will keep me occupied for a long time. I also like to go through my bloglovin' feed and find out all about the latest products and whats on trend.

2. Watch Gossip Girl

I am coming to the end of Gossip Girl and I do not know what to do with my life once I have finished it. I will probably watch it again with my friend (I always try and get my friends into the things I like). Any suggestions on good TV shows?

3. Watch YouTube videos

I could spend hours watching videos on my subscription list and end up finding new youtubers and spending even longer watching all of their videos. I love beauty videos obviously but also vlogs and skits/impressions etc.

4. Online shopping

I say shopping but I mostly find myself browsing through various shops looking for new clothes to add to my long list of things I want. I also look on beauty sites because lets face it.. I can't resist. My favourite shops to online shop on are Missguided, Boohoo, Topshop, River Island, Newlook, ELF, Superdrug, Boots and Feel Unique.

5. Watch Films

I don't often watch films, I go through stages of constantly watching films to never watching films. Recent films I have watched are We're the Millers, The To Do List and Revenge of the bridemaids. I also saw The Fault in Our Stars at the cinema. I recommend these films! I am yet to watch Inbetweeners 2, Begin Again and What If.

What TV shows and films do you recommend? What do you do when you're bored?
Louise x

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

My Fave TV Shows!

I am currently obsessed with watching TV shows and it's mainly what I do in my spare time. Episode after episode and I've almost completed a season in what.. a day? I used to just watch the usual soaps, big brother and TOWIE but now I have brushed them off and have settled with actual good addictive shows. My friends get me into these TV shows so I thought I'd share with you my favourite shows.

  • Pretty Little Liars

  • Gossip Girl

  • 90210

  • Awkward

I have been watching pretty little liars for ages but in my opinion season 5 is dragging a bit but none the less it is still amazing. I just hope the show ends soon so I can finally find out the mystery. This is the most addictive TV show I have ever watched and I couldn't recommed it enough. Gossip Girl is my favourite show of them all. I must admit it is a show that may take you a while to get into but after you begin to fall in love with the characters it becomes amazing and I was unable to stop watching it. I didn't even want it to end.. and I may have cried at the last episode! I have been watching 90210 for a while and it's an easy show to watch but still amazing. I was hooked from the first episode.. and made me want to live in Beverly Hills. Awkward on the other hand is a show I have just started I watched the first few epsiodes with my friend and then I went home and continued watching it. It's so funny and different to the other shows I have mentioned above.

It is the most annoying thing when good TV shows get cancelled e.g. The Lying Game and Ravenswood they were my absolute favourties and left cliff hangers. I really wanted to find out about the untold mysteries that laid in them. I hate watching something then not finishing it!

Have you watched any of these shows? Any recommendations?

Louise x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Fashion Haul

After a much needed shopping trip with some friends I came back with a few purchases that I'm really happy with so I thought I'd share them with you. I went to many shops but it's a pain when everything you like doesn't have your size in stock. The most annoying thing is when something looks better on the hanger than it does on you, can anyone relate? First world problems..

From Newlook I brought this lime green cami top which is only £9.99! I think this is a great top to brighten up my wardrobe as I normally stick to plain colours as you will see in this post.. I like to pair this with jeans. It looks nice tucked in but I prefer it out. It is perfect for this season however I don't think we will be getting any hot weather soon in the UK. I think I could get away with wearing this in the winter but for fall this would look amazing with jeans and a leather jacket.

For a while I have been looking for my size in these jeans in my local River Island but have failed a couple of times. I even looked online and they were sold out. When I went shopping in London I found them and had to get them. I have been after these jeans because I have given up with my Topshop Joni jeans as they have gone baggy. I hope these jeans don't do that. They are £40 here.

 I love plain crop tops and when I saw this for only £9.99 from River Island I knew I had to have it. It is different as it has a high neck style. These are so easy to wear as they can be matched with shorts, jeans or high waisted skirts. In the Autumn I will wear this with jeans, boots and a leather jacket for my oh so edgy style.

Denim shorts have been on my list for a while but they are hard to find as I don't want to be walking around with my bum cheeks on show... I found these from again River Island and was surprised at the price. I thought they were going to be more than just £28. I will also wear these in the colder months with tights.

My last top to show is again a high neck top, and again from River Island and again black! What I love about this is that I can dress it up or down. I can tuck it in or leave it out, I love it. This is comfortable as it is jersey material. I also love the back detail. It is also only £18.

And that is the end of my mini fashion haul! I have already been browsing online at more clothes that I want. Hope you liked this post. What item is your favourite?

Louise x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Things I Do To Save Time In The Morning

Hi guys,

So today in this post, I am going to share with you some of the things that I do to save time in the mornings when I am in a rush. These tips can also help when you are getting ready to go out early in the morning but have time to make extra effort but still have a set time to be ready.

  • In the mornings I like spend less time on my hair as I'd rather spend more time on my makeup. The night that I wash my hair (every other day) I will use my John Freida Frizz Ease spray on wet hair then go on with my hair dryer and straighter. As the spray keeps my hair straighter for longer I do not have to straighten my hair every morning. I will just go over the front parts of my hair and I'm done. Doing my hair the night before saves me so much more time and if I was in a rush as I'd be done in minutes.

  • The morning in which I'm going to work I am super speedy as I am in a rush. I have a quick shower, tie my hair up, put on some foundation, powder and mascara then fill in my eyebrows and I'm good to go. To save time with my makeup I like to get out the products I will use the night before and place them on my dressing table. This saves time because I am not hunting through my makeup drawers (which can be super loud when rummaging.. I don't want to wake the house up) and everything is right in front of me.

  • Deciding what outfit I am going to wear takes the longest time with me. I like to pick out my clothes the night before as I will be less stressed and can be ready in no time. Also if they need to be re-ironed (I like to chuck things in to the bottom of the wardrobe) I have time to do so.

  • If you go to school/college you will find that packing your bag the night before is very helpful as you are not rushing around trying to find a piece of homework or assignment that is due in. I like to think about what I need for the day as I hate forgetting things - I don't know how many times I check that my memory stick is defiantly in my bag. If you're in school, packing your bag the night before will help avoid detentions in case you forget homework.

An extra thing I like to do the morning before I have to be out early is charge my phone and Ipod over night. By doing this I know I will have a full battery for the day. If I forget this I hate knowing I will not have enough battery to last if I want to scroll through twitter, check instagram, chat to friends through whatsapp or BBM etc.

I don't know if this is my super organised self who just does these things.. Please don't tell me I'm the only one. I like to think I am organised and I have to be in a set routine.

Do you do anything to save time in the morning? If so let me know in the comments.
Louise x

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