Saturday, 26 April 2014

MEET MY DOGS

Hi guys, so I wanted to do a fun blogpost today, talking about my dogs. Enjoy!
My family have three beautiful orange roan Cocker Spaniel dogs. We have Dottie who is 5 years old and we got her when she was 8 weeks old. We have had two litters of puppies from her.

Dottie as a puppy with Rosie.

When Dottie had her second litter of pups we noticed that there was something wrong with one of the pups' back legs. We took him to the vets and he had to have his back leg amputated! Before this we were sure we weren't going to keep any of the puppies but this changed our minds and we decided from that point that we would keep him and call him Max. Max is about a year and a half old now and he is just like the other dogs, playful, crazy and full of life. You wouldn't even know he only has three legs!

Max sleeping.

Our final dog is also Dottie's son and Max's brother. His name is Ben and he is just as lovely as the other two. I always call him Beana for some reason haha. They all love cuddles and we love fussing them all the time. Dottie had a third son in her second litter and my Nan and Grandad fell in love with him and decided that they wanted him. So all of the brothers are still in our family and we see Teddy (the third brother) all the time.

Ben snoozing.
I honestly can't imagine what our house would be like without these three dogs, they're definitely crazy but that kind of matches our crazy family! As you can see from the first picture which shows Dottie as a puppy, we had another dog, her name's Rosie and again we had her from when she was a puppy. She's a beautiful Golden Retriever with a heart of gold and she absolutely loved playing with the puppies and Dottie and definitely didn't act her age (she was 11/12 when the boys were born.) Just before Christmas 2013 she got quite ill and my parents rushed her to the vets. She was diagnosed with cancer and my whole family were absolutely devastated. Sadly she passed away on the 26th of December and it's safe to say that last Christmas was probably the hardest Christmas me and my family have been through. We all miss her so so much but I'm so thankful that she isn't poorly anymore. She was such a lovely dog with a kind heart and loved any kind of affection. If any of you guys have dogs you'll know what I mean when I say the house feels so empty without her. Obviously we have the Cocker's but it's not the same without Rosie. I don't want this post to be sad but like I said Rosie only passed away a few months ago and I really just wanted you guys to know about her because she was amazing.

Here's all the dogs play fighting together.
With Rosie just sleeping which she usually did, alllllll day haha.



I'm 100% sure that when I move out in a few years, I will definitely be getting a Golden Retriever as my first dog. Although they malt like crazy and there was always hair around the house haha.

I hope that you enjoyed this post, I will probably post a part two to 'MEET MY DOGS' where I'll just shove a whole load of pictures that you guys can look through. Thanks for reading and if you have any dogs or your own be sure to link your instagram or twitter's in the comments so that I can admire your dogs! Also if you have a blog and a dog (I'm a poet..) or any animal in fact you could treat this as a tag and write your own post and link it in the comments so I can check it out. Thanks for reading, bye guys.
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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

A LEVEL STRESS

Hi guys, I just wanted to do a little bit of an update. Tomorrow I'm back at college for my final couple of months before I finish FOREVER. I love writing blog posts and have loads that I wish to write but I know that I need to prioritise my exams over writing posts. I will hopefully have enough time to write a little post once a week (most likely the weekend). My first exam is in 42 days which is absolutely crazy. I'm not good with exams really and I really want to get as good a grade as possible. Obviously I don't feel forced to write blog posts but I just wanted to give notice that my posts will be a lot less frequent than they have been over the past couple of weeks. Thanks for understanding, byeee.
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Friday, 18 April 2014

MY EVERYDAY ACCESSORIES


Hi guys, I just thought I'd post about some the accessories that I have been wearing a lot over the past couple of months, enjoy.

So the first three accessories are rings that I never take off. I had taken a picture of the rings on but I have quite chubby sausage like fingers and the picture didn't make them look any better haha. So I'll just talk you through what the rings look like. I have a heart Pandora ring that I got for Christmas. I then have a silver ring with three red stones in. My Mum gave me this and she got it when she was around my age. I then have a gold signet ring that was my Great Nan's.

I got the Casio watch from my Grandparents for Christmas. It's the perfect size to wear everyday and being black I think it goes with everything.

The chain necklace is from Topshop and I like to wear it to add a bit of something to an outfit. It's the perfect necklace for my style, it's quite boyish but can be dressed up too. (I'll have an outfit post up in the next couple of days to show you how I style it.)

The sunglasses are essential for me as we go into the Spring and Summer seasons because my eyes are really sensitive to the sun light and just stream when the sun's out.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed the post.
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Tuesday, 15 April 2014

TOPSHOP SPRING WISHLIST


     







          

Hi guys, so I thought I'd do a little Topshop wishlist type post of some things that have caught my eye online recently. Enjoy.

01. Vienna Jumpsuit by Motel - I think that playsuits are a great alternative to dresses in the summer, I love the colour and pattern on this playsuit.

02. MOTO Tile Print Leigh Jeans - After picking up my first pair of Topshop jeans a few days ago I have fallen in love with the Leigh's. They're so comfortable! I think that for girls like me that live in jeans all year round a great investment for the summer is patterned jeans. These jeans caught my eye on the website and I think that with a simple strappy top these jeans would be great.

03. Vintage High Waisted Hotpants - A nice pair of denim jeans are essential for the summer. I like the wash and style of this pair.

04. SUNNY Swirly T-Bar Platform Shoes - Not necessarily a summer essential but my Year 13 prom is getting closer and closer and I've been eyeing up these shoes.

05. Leather Mix Fringe Duffle Bag - I think that a little tan bag is great for in the summer to just throw your phone, keys and some money in.


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Saturday, 12 April 2014

TOPSHOP MINI HAUL




Hi guys, I hope you have been enjoying my posts. Today I popped into town with my Mum and she treated me to a couple of items from Topshop so I thought I'd show you them in this quick post.

I went into Topshop with the intention of buying some black jeans. I've never had Topshop jeans but I've had enough of buying Primark black jeans and them fading to grey within a few weeks. I picked up the Black Leigh Jeans (HERE). They are super comfortable and I think they're definitely worth the price because I wear black jeans with pretty much every outfit.

My mum was looking around while I was trying on jeans and had spotted the Gingham Jacquard Tee (HERE). It's a pale/pastel blue and black check print and I love it. I didn't try it on till I got home but it fits perfectly. It's slightly cropped and is perfect for me to incorporate pastel into my wardrobe. I tried it with my new Leigh jeans and I love the way they look together. The top was quite expensive for what it is but I think it's so versatile and will be a great transitional piece from Spring to Summer.

I hope that you liked this mini spring haul, thanks for reading. Bye guys.

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Friday, 11 April 2014

WHAT'S IN MY BAG | SPRING 2014





Hi guys, I decided to do a quick what's in my bag to go alongside the outfit post that I put up yesterday. So let's start.
Firstly, my bag is a black leather barrel type bag from Topshop. I got it as a gift from my parents for Christmas and I have used it pretty much everyday since then. I love everything about it, one thing that is slightly annoying is that the zip is quite small so when I put my iPad in there I have to shimmy it around. Other than that it's great! The items in my bag are what I usually take to sixthform with me, I wouldn't usually carry a pencil case and only occasionally take my iPad out with me.

The largest thing in my bag is my white iPad Mini and I can't live without it. I got it last Summer and it's the best thing I've ever purchased. I highly recommend the mini, it's such a great size for everything. The case that I have with it at the moment is a black leather sleeve from ASOS. I then have my purse which, like my bag, is from Topshop and was a Christmas gift. I also have my Emma Bridgewater pencil case that my mum picked up for me a couple of months ago.

The last picture shows that smaller things that I carry around with me. I have my keys which also have my memory sticks on because I'm pretty useless when it comes to remembering my memory stick when I need it! I then have some sunglasses for when the weather's a bit nicer. I then have some carmex and hand cream and I highly recommend both products, smooth hands and smooth lips for me. The weird looking round thing is a Jack Wills mirror which I just find a great size to sling in my bag to see how ugly I look throughout the day (jokes..). Last but not least I have a small Cath Kidston clasp purse which has my iPod, earphones and USB in.

Thanks for reading, I hope you're enjoying my posts. Be sure to check out my other posts from this week and thank you to anyone that has followed my blog on bloglovin. Bye guys.
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Thursday, 10 April 2014

CHECKED SHIRT




Grey T-shirt and Denim Jeans - River Island
Checked Shirt - Primark
Shoes - Converse
Bag - Topshop     Watch - Casio

Here in the UK, a couple of weeks ago, the sun came out and the weather was amazing. Me, my Mum and my sisters decided to go out for a bit of a shop. I really like the outfit so decided to take a few outfit pictures before we went. I hope you like this post. Be sure to follow my blog on bloglovin and also check out my twitter and instagram. Also I am posting a What's In My Bag featuring this bag so be sure to check that out tomorrow.
Bye guys.
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WHY I'M EXCITED FOR SUMMER

Hi guys, I thought I'd do a bit more of a chatty post today. I just want to say a quick thank you to any one that has read my blog since I restarted just over a week ago. It really means a lot knowing that people are reading and (hopefully) enjoying my posts. If you are it would be lovely if you could follow my blog on bloglovin. Click the bloglovin icon in the right hand side bar.

Anyway, I thought I'd talk about a few of the reasons why I can't wait for the Summer. FYI most of them involve me having left sixthform.

1. I'll have finished school forever. *Insert shocked emoji*. I cannot believe how quickly my education has flown by. I've had my ups and downs at school and I have learnt a lot about myself over the past two years of sixthform. I have met some totally amazing people who I wish to stay in touch with forever. However, I'm ready to face the next chapter in my life now.

2. My final exam is on the 19th of June and after that I'll be able to relax knowing I've done the best that I can in my A levels. I'm ready to just clear all evidence of A levels and totally clear my mind.

3. Me and my friends will have a couple of months together to have some fun adventures before they venture off to different places in the country for University.

4. Following on from my 2nd point, I'll soon be applying for jobs/apprenticeships to gain experience and money to start my career. I'm ready to accept any opportunities offered to me that will hopefully steer me in the right direction and lead me to a happy fulfilling career.

So, rather than the usual "I can't wait to get a tan" reason why I can't wait for Summer I decided to write a slighlty different post. This list will be my motivation for the final push I need over the next 2 or 3 months left in sixthform. I hope that you enjoyed, bye guys.
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Wednesday, 9 April 2014

OPI BAREFOOT IN BARCELONA | REVIEW


Hi guys, this nail polish has been a firm favourite of mine forever (not quite but yeah) so I've decided to review it. I think that this nude colour is perfect for every season. It is an incredibly versatile and wearable colour. I definitely think that the polish is worth the money and the quality of it is fantastic, I will definitely be purchasing more OPI polishes. This particular polish requires two thin coats to become totally opaque. The finish is very glossy and the polish dries relatively quickly. With no topcoat, the polish chips within the first two or three days. If I were to rate this polish out of 10 I would give it an 8.

Thanks for checking out my blog and also if you have followed me on bloglovin. (If you haven't but want to be notified every time I post then click the bloglovin icon on the right hand side or my blog.)
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MOTHER'S DAY | DAY OUT









Seeing as it was Mother's Day a couple of weeks ago, my Mum, sisters and I went out on Saturday the 29th for an early Mother's Day. We went to a little village about 35 minutes drive away called Olney. I decided to take a few pictures of the village because I think it's a really cute place. We walked round a few of the shops and purchased our last minute gifts for Mum while she went for a wander on her own. We picked her up a nice thin scarf for spring and a Yankee tarte burner and five different tartes.

I hope that you liked this post (excuse the awful outfit picture and my sister apparently photobombing), bye guys.
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Tuesday, 8 April 2014

CASUAL PLAITS TO ELEGANT UPDO



PRAISE THE LORD. My hair has finally passed that awkward post bob length that seems to just curl from the shoulder no matter how hard you try to tame it.
Since having a short/medium length bob cut in about four years ago I haven't been very adventurous with my hair. I'd either straighten it or just put it in a pony tail because the length and thickness of my hair made it difficult for me to do any other style without having to put a whole pack of bobby pins in.

This morning I decided to have a bit of a play around with my hair. I had just gotten out of the shower and had half dried my hair. This made it perfect to plait easily without having my layers sticking about here there and everywhere. I split my hair into two sections and began french plaiting each side.

I took the above pictures after I'd been out for a few hours so excuse the fly aways (and the fact that for some reason my braces decided to make an appearance!) I really like how easy it was to do the hair style and decided to have a play around with turning the plaits into an updo. I simply took both plaits, twisted them together at the back and secured with a few bobby pins.

Thanks for reading, I hope you enjoyed my Facts About Me post, see you soon.
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MEET THE AUTHOR - FACTS ABOUT ME

Hi guys, I thought today I'd do a quick post to help you learn a bit more about me. Enjoy these random facts!

1. I'm 5 foot 4 inches tall.
2. I started horse riding when I was 10 years old and stopped when I was 16. I hope to start riding again this Summer.
3. I'm still at school/sixthform in my final months of studying A level; Film Studies, English Language and IT.
4. I am extremely ticklish.
5. I have been dying my hair since I was 11, I've had it blonde, black, purple, red and brown. It's now back to my (almost) natural brown.
6. My favourite places to go are London and Ireland.
7. London is one of my favourite places ever eve though I have only been there once. My biggest dream is to live in London at some point in my life.
8. I brought a guitar in Summer 2012 and was determined to teach myself how to play. Maybe this year!
9. I have three Cocker Spaniel dogs; one girl and two boys. I'll do a post dedicated to them soon.
10. My style has always been quite boyish and even though I sometimes dress quite girly I prefer the laid back casual look.
11. I wake up late for school pretty much every day,
12. I hate tea and coffee.
13. It took me almost 2 years of swimming lessons to finally feel confident enough to swim in the deep end on my own.
14. I'm a very nervous person and quite a lot of things scare me.
15. My favourite crisp flavour is cheese & onion.
16. I've never read or watched Harry Potter.
17. The only TV programs I watch are home programs like Grand Designs or 'reality TV' programs like The Only Way is Essex and Made in Chelsea.
18. I have no idea what I want to do as a career, I'm just going with the flow and seeing what happens.
19. I really want to travel all over the world. Especially America.
20. I can't wait to have my own house and a family of my own. (well I can wait obviously but you know what I mean)

I hope that you enjoyed this post, be sure to follow me on Bloglovin by clicking the Bloglovin icon on the right hand side. Check out all my social media links in my Contact Me page, see you guys soon.
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Tuesday, 1 April 2014

WELCOME TO MY NEW BLOG

I've been blogging on and off since January last year and love being able to express my thoughts and opinions on pretty much anything. I took a break from blogging because I was struggling to balance my time between studying for my A levels and writing my blog. Despite still currently doing my A levels I have decided to give this blogging thing a serious try.

I plan to blog about anything and everything, fashion, reviews, lifestyle, advice posts, recipes, technology. One of the down falls of my previous blogs is that I worried about not posting a couple of times a week and I also majorly over planned my schedule. Because of this I will be posting at least once a week but will not be setting certain days to post. As I said, I am in the final stages of my A levels so I'm still pretty tight on time but with a two week holiday coming soon I will be sure to write a few posts in advanced to keep my blog ticking over.

I will be writing a post soon all about me to help you guys get to know me a little better. See you soon x
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