Wednesday, 26 August 2015

London


A couple of weeks back I was fortunate enough to go down to London for a couple of days with my mum and sister. It was a well earned city break away for us all and there was no better place I'd rather have gone.

(ps. I apologise now it's not much writing or detail, I just wanted to give a brief outline of my trip away and share my photos.)

WEDNESDAY:
After travelling down early on the train to London, the train got in to Euston Station. Our hotel was central to everything as it was just off Oxford Street, making Oxford Circus our nearest tube station. We dropped our bags off and headed out to the city. First up The Tower of London.




Inside the Tower of London, it was amazing to see go through the history of the towers and see what each tower was used for. Obviously we didn't just go to look around, we wanted to see the crown jewels so after a short queue we were inside as thousands of jewels were shining under the lights from the crowns and the sovereign's scepter with cross. I won't go in to much detail but yeah The Tower of London is an amazing place to visit and its views are spectacular as you look over the city and the river Thames with perfect view of Tower Bridge and The Shard.


Later on we headed back Covent Garden and wandered around, taking in all the nightlife, from street performers to live music. We had dinner at a place called 'Joe's Chicken' in Covent Garden and the food was delicious, I'd definitely recommend going to it if you want a casual meal out. 


THURSDAY:
Today was the day we became proper tourists...

After shopping on Oxford Street and Regent Street, we stumbled across a photographers gallery and I couldn't help myself but go in for a look around some of the photography work displays in the exhibitions. Next stop was the theatre. We had booked to go see War Horse, an adaptation of Michael Mopurgo's novel. At first I had forgotten the story but the National Theatre had done an amazing job as the horses were made from wire structures and were controlled by people on the inside of them. Again I don't want to ruin the play but it is worth going to see if you enjoy theatre productions.


After the theatre we did all those touristy things, like visiting Trafalgar Square, The National Portrait Museum, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus etc.



FRIDAY: 
Sadly we only had the morning and we still hadn't been to one of my favourite places. Camden Town.  I literally love it for its uniqueness and different styles, from vintage, goth, hipster and many more which I can't even begin to name.  market as we browsed through the market stalls all selling unique gifts.

Heading straight the locks where the market stalls are full of different things. Whether you want clothing, jewelry, food, music, and more. It's all there. One of the many beauties of the market is you can literally look around all day and get lost in a maze of unique market and food stalls.




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Sunday, 16 August 2015

My Everyday Makeup


So I haven't done this kind of thing before on my blog so I thought I would do a little post about the makeup I use on a daily basis. I always get into a little routine with the same products. I've been wearing a pale skin tone lip colour with neutral brown eye shadow for a while now, and I'm enjoying it a lot. I feel like my face looks a bit more fresh and ready for summer. 


These are the current products i'm using!

Avon Powder Foundation in "Nude"
Rimmel Stay Matte Mousse in "True Ivory"
Maybeline Dream Matte Mouse in "Honey Beige"

Collection Eyes Uncovered in "Nude Palette" 
Benefit They're Real Push-up Liner
Avon Super Shock Mascara in "Black"

Collection Eyebrow Kit in "Dark Brown"

Vaseline in "Original"
Primark Lip Crayon in "Bright Pink"

This look also goes well if you wear glasses. I wear my glasses for long distances, whether its driving, cinema, concerts and sometimes I've struggled with finding the perfect look. But I feel this one in particular works best as my eyes still stand out behind the frames of my glasses.


I hope you enjoyed this little update. I love discovering new makeup products and sharing with friends what the latest product they are using as I find it useful to see what others are loving so I thought you'd like to see mine too. I want to maybe review a few of the products individually if this post is popular, but for now I thought it'd keep it sweet and simple.
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Sunday, 9 August 2015

Opening that dreaded envelope


It is fast approaching, everyone is anxious, the nerves are kicking in. Yes I am talking about Results day. It is lurking around the corner and we are all afraid of what those grades are going to be whether its for GCSE or A-Level.

For some people you might receive straight A’s, whereas others may not. Do not be disheartened. Whatever you get will be your best as I am sure you'll have worked to the best of your ability and that's all anyone could ask for. The only advice I have for everyone is try not to compare yourself to others when you read your grades and speak to friends. We all have different abilities, strengths and weakness, so do not compare.

My results day experience last year was good and after the stress of wanting to pass my GCSE's, which I did and I was happy about it. However, this year feels as A LOT different. A-Levels, they make it look easier as it's only four subjects but once you start its ten times worse. The stress, pressure and anxiety all just builds up.

Well I tried my best in my first year, I just have to wait for my results and work even harder in my last year to make sure I get where I want to be, whether that be university or something totally different. The future holds so much if we keep trying to open doors.

The key to success is MOTIVATION. It is something that you find within. It comes from anywhere and can be for anything. I know if I set my mind to something I really try my best to do it. Setting goals and making a plan helps.

If you want to do something, do it. The only person holding you back is yourself.

From the words of Toy Story,  'you just need to believe in yourself'  and then you can 'reach for the sky and further, 'to infinity and beyond'.

Good luck to everyone who is receiving their results in these next up coming weeks, I am sure you've done as well as you wanted
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Wednesday, 5 August 2015

My Life in 8 Photos


I was scrolling through Zoella's old blog posts and came across her tag 'My Life in 8 Photos'. And like she said I feel that photographs can tell more about us as an individual than pages of writing. I want you to get to know me a little better, so why not through the amazingness of photographs.

I don't know about you but I am one of those people who has a photo for every memory and every event. Even my mum has photos for every moment of my younger childhood years. I'm sure I have a fair few photographs that sum up me and the person who I am.

So, it's simple...Post 8 photos you feel are relevant in portraying who you are as a person or just photos from a memory or an event...anything!









Join in with the tag and have fun!
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