Blogmas 2015!

Something I really really enjoyed writing about last year on my blog was ‘Blogmas’. For those of you who have never heard of it (or heard of Vlogmas) or have read about it but don’t really know what it is then hold your breath no longer fellow bloggers… Blogmas is blogging everyday from December 1st to December 25th! I love the run up to Christmas and Blogmas kind of documents that I guess. Last year my posts ranged from what I did on certain days to gift ideas. So I have decided to do it again this year for a number of reasons really…

♥ Christmas is definitely my favourite time of year

♥ I have been slacking a lot on the post writing front these days (due to various reasons – personal training sessions at the gym, catching up with friends and family mostly). So Blogmas is such a good way to get into writing regularly again

♥ I love love love interacting with new bloggers and last year from Blogmas I got to discover so many bloggers I had never heard of before through their Blogmas’s or people interacting with my posts. I have always found the blogging community to be so lovely, supportive and positive

♥ I get to share with you crazy, random posts! Like I said my Blogmas has no real structure to it per-say, it is just what I feel inspired to write whether that is a hair tutorial or how to bake the perfect Christmas themed goodies!

♥ I love a challenge! Last year I found it relatively easy to do because I was at uni and had lotssss of free time but now I am home and in a full time job and have the gym/friends/family commitments it will be challenging to fit it all in! (Not to mention me turning 22 on the 5th day of it – eeeeek!)

So hope you guys enjoy!

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If anybody else is doing Blogmas feel free to link me to your blog in the comment bit below because I love reading other peoples just as much as writing my own!

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Afternoon Tea and Business Awards

This weekend has been filled with glitz and glam! Firstly, I attended the Business Awards hosted by our local paper. The company I work for had sponsored an award so we were all invited! We got glammed up as it was a black tie event.

I wore a navy dress with hand sewn pearls on. It had cut outs at the waist. I had originally bought it from Topshop for my graduation ball but then wore another dress. I never had an occasion posh enough to wear it so was really excited to wear it! My heels were just little black heels from Marks and Spencer and my clutch was a navy clutch from New Look. My mom’s dress (above) was from the Wallis range at Harvey Nichols, her clutch was a gorgeous black sparkly number from Dorothy Perkins.

The evening was really fun, we were given champagne upon arrival, a three course meal and a disco afterwards. When we came out it had started to snow as well!

The part two of my glam filled weekend was afternoon tea and cocktails in Leeds with the ladies in my family. We were celebrating my Mom’s cousin’s 60th birthday so wanted to do something extra special!

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My Grandma and I on the way to our ladies luncheon!

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Drinking my all time favourite cocktail – Cosmopolitans – before our afternoon tea!

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My Auntie and I in Browns Bar

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Our afternoon tea at Harvey Nichols complete with Champagne!

The afternoon tea was beautiful, and we had scones and caramel lattes for afterwards! It was such a fun day – cocktails, looking around the Leeds Christmas market and having a ladies luncheon!

 

 

 

30,000 views say whaaaaaaaat!!

I literally can’t believe I have hit 30,000 views on my blog! Seems like not long ago I was freaking out about getting 20,000 views! I started my blog really because I love to write and because this blog was quite a cool way to keep all my uni work in one place (that’s why in my earlier posts I have poetry and language tutorials as well as the more recent fashion and beauty content). I never expected it to be this well received and follow the direction it has. Everyone is known for their ‘thing’ and I guess my ‘thing’ which people would associate most with me is most probably my blogging. I love being ‘the girl who blogs’ because blogging has so many rewards. It is the nicest thing to feel like other people appreciate and value what I write and even go as far as to choose to click onto my page and take moments out of their day to read my work. So thanks again to everyone that reads my blog, follows me, likes my blog and comments. I really appreciate it 🙂

So what’s next for my blog?

Wellllll….. I have just come back from Prague (which was incredible!!!) so will be doing a three part post on my trip. I had my first ever Sephora shopping experience (I must have been living under a rock because this shop is amazinnnng!) so expect a longgggg make up haul article! I am going on holiday to Centreparcs with my family and Budapest with my boyfriend so will post about the shenanigans we all get up to. I also recently got a new job which I’m really enjoying so will post a work-fashion related article. Phewwwwww I’m going to be busy this next month! If there is anything you’d like to see/ read a tutorial of then just comment below or drop me a tweet/ Facebook message or email because I love hearing people’s suggestions and requests!

xox

50 Random Questions Tag

I was going to do a q&a post but saw this post on http://www.dorkchopsworld.wordpress.com/ and thought I’d do it too! I absolutely love her blog, make sure to check it out guys!

1. Would you rather be twice as smart or twice as happy?

I would rather be twice as happy! I would say being happy is better than being smart.

2. What’s your worst habit?

A bad habit I have is that I never finish shampoo bottles/shower gels/make up/toothpaste etc I leave them with a tiny bit left then buy a new one and start using my new one but don’t throw away the old one because it still has stuff in. So I’m left with a load of almost empty bottles cluttering everywhere!

3. What is your favourite shop?

I have a few! I love River Island, Topshop and MAC.

4. Do you take shampoo and conditioner bottles from hotels?

Of course! I love trying out new brands (whilst adding to my half empty bottle collection).

5. What is the one thing you’ll never do again?

Put all of my trust in somebody who has cheated on someone before.

6. Do you collect anything?

Make up and clothes! I’m a huge clothes hoarder!

7. Worst injury you ever had?

I almost broke my nose boxing, I heard it click and it bled a lot. To this day my nose isn’t right and slightly curves.

8. What is your favourite pet/animal?

My favourite animal is a tiger.I also love turtles, meercats and owls – random I know!

9. What’s your dream vacation?

Bora-Bora! I would love to go to Croatia as well.

10. Honestly, are things going the way you planned?

Yes and no. I have learnt to embrace surprises and know that if things aren’t planned that’s okay too.

11. Do you have any tattoos?

Nopeee! I was going to get one for my 18th but chickened out!

12. What’s your secret to lure in the opposite sex?

‘Lure’ that sounds soo creepy! haha I don’t have a secret as such, if I like someone I’ll just talk to them – boring I know!

13. Any phobias?

Small spaces, getting caught in a crowd and feeling like I can’t get out, fire and wasps!

14. Do you bite your nails?

Nooo! I never have. When I’m nervous I just pick at them – which is arguably just as bad!

15. Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

No I’m too busy grooving along to Beyonce to count my steps!

16. Heels or flats?

Heels. Heels. Heels.

17. Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

Hahaa no! I’m too small to even lift one up!

18. Do you always smile for pictures?

Generally yes, unless I’m in a silly-pouty mood with my girls!

19. Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?

Of course! Who doesn’t?!

20. Do you miss anyone right now?

Yeah I’m at home at the moment so missing my uni friends! Also my grandparents are in Mexico at the moment so haven’t seen them in about a month so I’m missing them!

21. What’s your favourite colour?

Yellow – always has been!

22. Do you want kids?

Yeah definitely – I want 4.

23. Are you patient?

I am patient but if I’m excited for something (like my dad picking me up from uni) I get impatient as I can’t wait to get home and see everyone! But I am quite a patient person.

24. Can you swim?

I can but I don’t enjoy it. I’m not a confident swimmer.

25. Tea or coffee?

I go through phases. At the moment I’m on a coffee hype. My favourite coffee shop at the moment is Costa.

26. What do you wear to bed?

It varies, usually my Topshop pjs or one of my dad’s big jumpers with some shorts.

27. Ever used a gun? 

I have used a paintball gun. I would never use a real one.

28. Do you sing in the shower?

Of course! I just put my phone on shuffle so it could literally be anything playing.

29. Are you stubborn?

Not really, only when I think I’m/someone else isn’t being treated fairly.

30. Are you lazy?

I don’t think so. I prefer to be up and about doing things!

31. Can you change the oil in a car?

I don’t have my own car but have passed my test. I’m sure I could work it out (with a bit of help off my dad haha!).

32. When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I wrote a letter to my grandma last year at uni.We wrote to each other for my first two years and I still have them all.

33. Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

Noooo.

34. What is your favourite food?

PIE (such a northern answer).

35. Do you still watch cartoons?

Yeahh! Disney movies are the best.

36. What movie(s) can you watch over and over again and not get bored?

Grease, Love Actually, Bridget Jones, Home Alone.

37. What superpower would you have for one day?

The ability to pause time.

38. What’s been your favourite age so far? 

Argh erm either 18,19 or 20.

39. How old are you?

I turned 21 in December.

40. If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your younger self?

Have more confidence in your own ability. There’s no point worrying about things that haven’t happened. And you will achieve all you want to achieve and more so relax and enjoy it.

41. If you knew you would die in one week, what would you do?

I would get all my friends and family and just go travelling around Europe to all the places I didn’t get to go to and make more memories with them.

42. What celebrity would you trade lives with?

Kim Kardashian or Beyonce or Kylie Jenner.

43. Do people ever take you seriously?

I hope so!

44. What happened the last time you cried?

My best friend told me a story about her parents that was so lovely I filled up! We were literally in Cafe Nero having such a nice deep conversation and filling up!

45. Who knows you best?

My mom, dad, sister, my grandma, Catharina, Hannah, Sarah and Sam.

46. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

Either, mostly closed though.

47. What is your song of the week?

Rixton – Hotel Ceiling.

48. Last person you kissed?

My Momma on the cheek before she went to work this morning.

49. Best thing to eat for breakfast?

I love having a fruit salad with cherry yogurt poured over it, followed by a sausage sandwich mmmm!

50. Does anyone know the password to your email?

Nopee only me!