Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Things I know

Barbecue sauce stains carpets. And it's really sticky.

Nail varnish lasts ridiculously long on toe nails and less than a day on finger nails.

It's OK to not be OK all the time.

Walking is good for the soul.

So is the seaside.

Women get a lot of shit for being women and are sexualised way too much. Yeh hi - I have a personality too.

Your life is your own so do what makes you happy and not what others think you should do.

Love hurts.

But it's also totally worth it.

Nothing in life should be a regret because you learn from each mistake.

No one should need a relationship to be happy.

Being nice is really not hard. Neither is thinking of others. (So I don't understand why some people are dicks for no reason?)

The biggest regrets are the things you don't do or hold yourself back from.

It's better to love and be loved and get hurt than not love at all.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Five things about me

I started writing a tag post but got bored. Does anyone really care what my favourite drink is?! (Peach ice tea btw). There's also the classic '25 facts about me' but that's a lot to take in in one go so I'm thinking we'll break it up a bit by writing five things about me.

1. Until Christmas 2013 I'd never made a paper snowflake before. I think my housemates were mildly horrified. I made up for it by making a stupid amount of snowflakes and they're still on our front window now.

2. I suck at technology. Computers, phones, anything with wires. I'm still figuring out my iPhone and I've had one for ages. Only just learnt I could change the tone of my alarm in the mornings!

3. I haven't worn heels since September 2013. I couldn't be bothered to count back how many months so I'm telling you since when. Taking laziness to a new level. When I go out I want to be able to move and join in so always wear converse. And being a student involves a lot of walking.

4. I'm supremely lazy. In some ways. If I'm on the sofa I'll do anything to not get up - including waiting for a housemate to come home to bring me food from the kitchen.

5. I have a star shaped scar on my forehead (next Harry Potter I reckon) from when I was six and I was tripped over in the playground and my glasses went into my head. I actually hardly remember this, I just remember the teachers not having a clue what to do.

Those facts are so boring why am I even writing this? I can't come up with any interesting facts right now oh my stars am I such a boring person? Ok there might be another of these posts - I promise I'll work harder on it and it'll be more interesting. Maybe.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bookmarked #8

Powerful art project - fighting back against online bullies

Most magical place on earth - I must go here!

Short film showing men what being a woman feels like - it basically shows the general daily sexism we deal with.

Ellen Page comes out - OK I know this is old, so really I'm expecting everyone to have seen it, but justg in case! This really is inspirational.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

OOTD || the 39 steps

Necklace - brought back from Fuerteventura || Top - Zara (old) || Jeans - Topshop || Boots - Office

First day back home for the Easter hols and the fam and I went to London to see The 39 Steps - a comedy play based on the thriller Hitchcock film. My younger sister has to study it for GCSE, same as I did when I did drama GCSE! I was so happy to be going to see it again 'cos I thought it was amazing the first time I saw it. It's so so funny, slapstick comedy and it takes the mick out of drama techniques and uses creative lighting techniques.... I could go on forever about this play! You should really go see it!

Sunday, April 6, 2014

This week... #3

First week of holidays!

Went to London to see The 39 Steps with my fam, it's hilarious. Go see it!


Drove all the way to Nottingham to visit my besty! We went out for food and drank cheap alcohol. He also showed me around the uni campus - it really is stunning! But I would never trade Portsmouth for anything.

Stopped for a night in Birmingham with another besty on my way back down south. We didn't even go to the centre of Birmingham but everything still seemed so huge compared to what i'm used to! Crazeeyy!

Studying. Or trying to, not much is getting done.

Watched stupid amounts of Gossip Girl. Guilty pleasure. Don't judge...

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Bloggers Love Fashion Week

A couple of weeks ago I went to my first ever blogger event, which was the Bloggers Love Fashion Week. The whole experience was basically really overwhelming and a bit of an eye opener for me. Most of the other bloggers there were solid fashion bloggers. I'd say I am based more in the lifestyle category, if I have to be in a category at all. All the girls and guys looked very high fashion which was a bit of a difference to me! Despite that I still had fun and met some lovely people, and I'd gladly go again next year!

I think my favourite part was the view! You could see all of London lit up through the huge penthouse windows.

There were lots of brands there to look at like Major London 05, Jara Wine and Maro (a few of my favourites). I actually bought a pair of crazy leggings (pictured above) from Major London.

Big thanks to Bloggers Love for having me, hope to see everyone there again next year! Peace xo

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sexism at it's finest... leggings banned in school for distracting boys.

I read this article about leggings being banned in school for distracting the boys. Here is my response.

Yet another example of the sexism women - and even girls as young as 13 - have to deal with. I actually can't believe this and after reading the comments I can't believe how backward some peoples opinions are!

Leggings are comfortable and women should be able to wear what they want without fear. We are NOT "asking for it" if we wear leggings, or shorts, or anything!

Women are NOT sex objects but thanks to the media that is what the general attitude seems to be. Leggings are too 'distracting' to boys in school?! Maybe they need to have a reality check because women have personalities too. And maybe the people enforcing this rule need a reality check too. The teachers at this school (not just male, female also) need to stop putting this attitude onto children because girls will grow up believing only looks matter. And boys will grow up thinking the most important thing about a girl is her looks.

A male commented on this "no they are not appropriate, maybe men should wear leggings too" um have you heard of running tights? When men wear these and are out exercising, running, whatever, (in general) they won't suffer hassle. When women go out for a run (this has happened to me and so many people I know too) or even for a walk, we suffer car horns, blokes shouting abuse at us from cars, wolf whistles, even being followed.

Another comment - 'the women commenting simply do not understand teenage guys going through puberty,,, Controlling those urges as a teenager might desensitize them later in life.'
I can't believe someone wrote this. Controlling those urges!? Women are NOT sex objects.

Women have brilliant, creative, intelligent minds the same as men do so why is it always our looks or how we dress that is the focus?

And before anyone gets defensive - not once have I been sexist in any way towards men. And I also know that not all men have this shitty attitude. I'm not accusing individual people, I am accusing the media for shaping our society to be this way.

Edit - i think that in schools a certain uniform should be in place and students should look smart. Both male and female. However, you don't see women complaining that we are sooooo distracted when guys wear their trousers so low you can see their underwear! Telling schoolgirls what they can and can't wear because of boys is wrong. There is no grey area about it.