Top 5 : Books

29 September 2014

Hello!  I was going to do an outfit post today, and I did wear a pretty cute (if I do say so myself) outfit on Saturday, but forgot to take pictures then on Sunday I just had a lazy day in. But I've been thinking about doing a 'Top 5' series every month of just like my top 5 things like books, music etc. Someone else probably does it somewhere, but I was pretty proud of the idea. Whether I stick to it is another story, but whatever. Today I thought I'd show you five books I really like. I would say they're my top 5 books, but I just have too many to choose from so yeah, I'm just showing you guys a few goodies. Also I'm trying not to pick really well known ones, but if I do, sorry. It's annoying that most of these are on my kindle so i cant take artsy pictures of books. Oh well.

Eleanor & Park
Okay, I think this is a pretty popular book now but whatever. It's great, I love Rainbow Rowel. With a name like that how can you not like her!? I read this book after I read Fangirl and I was expecting a different ending to this one, but I don't know what you guys consider spoilers so I'll just leave that there. I really enjoyed this book though, I quickly liked the characters in it and enjoyed the narrative, I think she changes the person whose speaking really well and there's a clear writing change defining each character. It's really good and it's not hard to read. I didn't want to stop reading, although I'm usually like that, but I whizzed through and would gladly read it again. You should try it. It's really pleasurable. I feel like I should be writing some of the plot in this part, but nah.

The Fifth Wave
The Fifth Wave is more of a sci-fi book about the end of the world, kind of. I really do enjoy 'dystopian sci-fi' themed books, so if you know any please recommend some in the comments! I think this book is part of the trilogy, I know there's a second book because I've been waiting a while for it to come out, then I forgot about it and now I finally think it's out. Woo. This book is also written from others perspectives and at first I got a bit confused with all the characters, but once I got into the book I was hooked. It's exciting and you do like some of the characters and want them to survive and want to know what's going to happen, which is a good thing for a book to have. I was debating whether to mention this book or The Maze Runner, but I went with this one since I'm pretty sure everyone knows about The Maze Runner now. (If not please go read it is amazing I've read the series loads of times and I had to wait for each of the next books to come out and they were the longest waits ever and they're amazing and appreciate that the full trilogy plus the prequel is out just go read it now okay bye).

The Miseducation Of Cameron Post
A while back I made a post listing a bunch of books I wanted to read and this was one of them. At the beginning of the book, I hated it. I thought it was moving slow and I had no desire to know what happened next. Also I think the fact it was based further back then I originally thought put me off, how ageist of me. Then one day I got to a certain part of the book, I think it was the bit she reached her teenage years, and I got hooked. It's basically about a girl who becomes an orphan and lives with her Nan and aunt, that's not really a big deal though in the book, its more about her sexuality and stuff. Although I really enjoyed this book, I did feel like it was very long, but there was always something happening. It's a good read and (I know I keep saying this) but your really do start to feel for Cameron Post.
Also I know people say don't judge a book by it's cover, but I really do love this front cover. It's a shame I didn't buy this book in real life book form, it deserves to be physically in my library, which is a way i don't feel about many books.

A Walk To Remember
This is also a film, but I don't think I want to watch the film version. I remember for ages my friends would rant about how amazing and sad this film was, and I refused to watch it till I read the book. Then I read the book and loved it. It made me laugh and cry and I was hooked on it. I don't know what else to say about it except it really is a good book. Its not really deep or anything or has some amazing lines like The Fault In Our Stars or something, but I loved it. I don't want to watch the film because I remember when my friend asked me if I cried at a certain part, and I said how that didn't happen in the book and she was shocked that it didn't happen and proclaimed how bad it must have been without that part. But the same thing did happen in the book, but in a different way. I don't want to watch the film adaption I think, because I'm so content with the way everything happened in the book and the way the whole story happened. Just giving you the heads up now though, some parts are very sad and like most Nicholas Sparks books, has a sad ending.

I brought this on my iPad kindle app and read it over summer. Personally, I think it's a really interesting book and I really enjoyed reading it, but it's a very heavy topic. It can also be very triggering to some people so if you were to read it you need to be aware of the fact it has a strong eating disorder theme [1 | 2 | 3 |4], self harm [useful links for both 1 | 2] and suicide. I know you may be wondering why on earth I brought this and I feel like not many people would enjoy reading it, but I did. I'm not sure why. I guess I just found it interesting and different. It's a very unique book and if you want to read it, you should. Although at time the books was a bit unsettling and disturbing, it definitely made me more aware of some things despite the fact it is fictional. However if you struggle with any of the above, don't read it because it may be triggering and upsetting. Also, if you are struggling with any of the above I've linked websites for you which may help, I'm not sure but they're there if you need them.

Hope you liked the post guys! I did write quite a lot, but I can speak for ages about books gosh. Sorry for the crappy pictures though, I have these all, except one, in kindle form so I couldn't take an artsy picture of them stacked up and stuff. But yeah, I hope you liked it and let me know in the comments if you've read any of these, or have any good books to recommend! See you Friday!:)


26 September 2014

Hey guys! Woah change of plan, I think I might try posting Monday and Friday instead from now on, I think I may have an idea how to do this. Possibly.

This is more of chatty post today because I kind of need to write this out and organize my thoughts, usually I would do it in my diary but I needed to write a blog post anyway and this isn't deeply personal or anything so why not.

Over the summer holidays, I forgot homophobia was a thing that still happened. Now I'm not gay, but still hearing some of the stuff people say really annoys me. I understand that some people don't accept homosexuality because of their religion, I may not agree with it, but whatever. As long as they don't go flinging insults at gay people and they just keep quiet about it, it's whatever. But religion is complicated and this isn't going to be that deep about homophobia.

There are different degrees of homophobia I feel and obviously things are way worse than others. The whole spectrum of homophobia/transphobia pisses me off and I could talk about it for years. It surprises me it's still a thing to be honest, it's 2014, who cares what gender people like, it's not like it affects anyone. I'm not going to get proper deep though. it's just since I've been back at school the main insult I keep hearing is 'gay'.

Gay, is just a word to explain what someones sexuality is. It is not a negative word, there should be no negative connotations attached to the word, but there are. Now faggot, that's an offensive word and i despise it. But gay? Seriously? People also get offended by it as well. I was in class the other day and somebody said to their friend 'Oh, you're so gay' and the friend was genuinely offended. He was proper trying to defend himself. But no. its not something you should feel offended by. It's a sexuality. Not an insult.

Or when someone is using a pen and it breaks and they call it gay. Is your pen attracted to other pens? No? Then shut up. Or being called a lesbian, that's not an insult either. That is also just a way to explain a sexuality, yet girls also rush to defend their straightness when called it. I don;t understand why people get offended by this.

Also, people who aren't even homophobic say these things, but they don't realise what they're saying is indeed a homophobic slur. They may be fully accepting of gay people, but it is homophobic to be attaching these negative implications to the word gay and people need to stop. It's just stupid. Also, I don't exactly know how it must feel to have people constantly using my sexuality in a degrading way, because you never hear people go 'Oh that's so straight' in a derogatory way but it must be pretty shitty. And if people are scared about coming out, this must not help them at all. In fact, it may make them thing their sexuality is wrong, when it's not at all.

I hope if you're one of those people who use gay in a negative way, you stop. It's not an okay thing to do and some people don't even know that. I guess by watching so many gay people on youtube and having gay friends, it's kind of made me realise a lot more about homophobic comments and slurs and I am just so fed up of hearing gay be used in a negative way.

Enough of the pessimistic-ness though. Fridays and Mondays,  you will see a post from me! I have a plan! I've got this! Sorry for ranting at you guys, I just have so much anger behind the whole concept of homophobia and thought why not share!
Also, this post needed pictures so I thought, hey why not show you some of my favourite people (all youtubers woops) that also happen to be gay! But yeah, that's all, see you guys soon, thank you for reading :)

I'm setting this post on a schedule, I've never done this before oh wow I hope it works...
It didn't work.

Elbow Pads

21 September 2014

Hey guys! Oh my god, ages ago when I was going through my One Direction phase, I remember there was a picture of Harry Styles in a jumper and I remember this picture so well because I saw it ages ago, but ever since I have wanted a jumper like that. I haven't found a jumper which completely floats my boat in the sense that it is really similar to Harrys, but today I found one which was remotely similar. To be fair I feel like a place that sells Dad clothing would see the type of jumper I want, I just don't know where to look for that though! I'm pretty sure Marks And Spencers would too, and I remember the other day my sister asking if we should keep the 30% or something off mens wear at M&S and it only just occurred to me that M&S would have the jumper I've been looking for.

I took all the hoodies/jackets off my door for this picture, I forgot those pictures were even on my door. Good old McFly and Drake and Josh.
Leggins- Asos
Jumper- (similar) Primark
White Top- (similar) Primark [also how cute is this top]

But anyway, I found a jumper kind of similar. I was having a lazy day on this day, and I think its a really cute lazy day outfit, still acceptable if you're going to quickly see someone but comfy enough to be able to lounge around in and feel like you're in pajamas. Also in winter with some black skinnies, black boots and a dark lipstick would make a cool outfit. Or maybe even a blouse of some sort underneath, with a cute white collar. Oh that would be so cute! But yeah, it's a really versatile jumper which could be worn a lot of ways. It even has elow pads, how cute! Although it is pretty old, I think Primark maybe one or two years ago, it did belong to my sister. They'll probably sell similar again this year though, I hope so! Maybe without the elbow pads because I don't think they're as in fashion this year, but I wish they were.

I really like the colour of this jumper and like how it looks with the white tshirt peeping through the top, but I think I should have chosen a shorter top so it wasn't popping out of the bottom. Also, this is one of those jumpers that the sleeves can be worn rolled up a little bit, a lot, or not at all and it still always looks good! Well, I personally think that. Man, I'm so happy its finally autumn and all the jumpers. I also really want some black skinnies, but that aren't that skinny, well they are but hm I dont know how to explain. All my jeans are skinny jeans are super skinny ones from Topshop, but I think I want some kind of baggy ones, but I'm not sure. Primark probably have some, then I can see if I can rock the skinny-but-not-completely-skinny look.
Goodbye for now amigos!:)

Denim Jackets

14 September 2014

God, my laptop is painfully slow. I have waited 19 minutes for the internet to properly work. I have no idea whats wrong with it. Eurgh. I remember staying up one night and writing dates in a notebook saying when to write posts, when to post them and I have already failed. I don't know when this will be posted, but who cares. I have a schedule, I have ideas, I just need to organise timings a bit better then these posts will actually happen. Although sometimes I look at my ideas and I'm surprised at how lame they are, or how desperate they seem. Well, not desperate, but I don't want to post something just to have something to post, I want to post it because it is something I genuinely want to share.

Today though is an outfit. Surprise. See I do have a schedule kind of, Sunday is meant to be an outfit post, its just my Wednesday posts rarely happen. One day I will.

To be honest this outfit post is more just to show you this denim jacket I inherited. I always really wanted a denim jacket and I remember a couple of years ago ordering one from Asos, which was cute and at the time I really like it, but now I'm not that big a fan. it not over sized and just not very me. However, this beauty was taken, yet again, from my sisters pile of unwanted clothes. I kind of wish it was longer and a bit baggier, but I think it is pretty darn great. I struggle with denim jackets a lot, because Im not really a leggings kind of girl, I'm mainly always in jeans. Or a dress. I' not one of those people that can get away with wearing double denim, so whenever I wear this jacket I pair it with my skinny black jeans from Topshop because I think I can get away with it. I really like the pattern on this jacket, I think its really cute and gives it a kind of 'vintage' feel, even though the label clearly states its from Topshop. It also works really nicely with my burgundy hoody underneath and I think that will be a match worn a lot in winter. Its just a really cute, different type of jacket which I really like to be fair. It can be hard to wear due to double denim and finding a tshirt that doesn't completely clash with the pattern, but no often.
Jacket; Topshop [old]
Top: River Island
I wore it with this black New York tshirt from River Island which I also took from my sister and my Topshop super high waisted skinnies. Topshop really are my favourite jean place, they're all so comfy and east to move in straight away, which cant be said for all jeans!

All though the pictures of my nails is a bit blurred, let me just tell you I had them painted the most adorable colour, it may have chipped very quickly but god damn it was so adorable. Good for summer. Too bad its autumn. Oh well. I wont let seasons stop me from wearing nail colours. 
I probably wont have a post Wednesday because I'll be busy Sunday preparing to move into my new room and doing homework so I wont have time to write a post and take pictures. I reckon once I'm finally settled into my new room and have a proper desk where I can write posts and feel organised, then I will become a better blogger. Maybe not though, I'm not sure. I cant even cope posting twice a week I have no idea how people can post more! But I do have a few ideas and stuff so it's not even like I'm lacking ideas or motivation, I just get sidetracked! Also these aren't meant to be excuse I'm just kind of wittering on. But yeah. I probably wont post Wednesday but definitely will soon and I will get this blog on track just eventually! Hopefully... nah I will.

Ripped Jeans

7 September 2014

Hey guys! I didn't actually end up wearing this outfit, it wasn't really appropriate for my days activity or the weather and I knew that in the evening I was going out to Wagamamas so I didn't want to wear such a short top, but I thought it was a cute outfit and I cant wait till I actually can wear it! I remember once in English I was told I use too many exclamation marks and now I am always so conscience of the amount of exclamation marks I use. Just in case you thought I use too may, I am aware. I guess I just exclaim everything.
I didnt wear any jewlerry so I'm just showing you the top and how pretty it is! Ahh I love the roses. Although my camera is kind of out focus here, annoying. Oh well. :)
I'm mad that I found this outfit just as summer is ending because I think it's perfect for summer. With a wing eyeliner and a peachy/nude lipstick it would look adorable. The top is actually my sisters, after her huge uni clear out I went and scavenged to find good stuff. It's annoying because she has loads of cool jeans, but we are not the same jean size at all. I am much taller than her and different sized waist/hips, I cant even attempt to squeeze in and its so annoying because she was throwing out disco pants and I really want a pair. She was also getting rid of a pair of jeans which I really want but alas, they did not fit. I then let my friend try all the jeans and stuff on and they fit her all. I was so jealous. I don't know why I'm using past tense, I still am so jealous. Fortunately I can wear the same tops as her, so I got a lot out of that. Even though they're all summery clothes so i cant really wear them at the moment which sucks. A lot of them are also very snazzy and I have no need to wear them on a daily basis, but at least when the time comes I will have loads of clothes to wear.

I don't know what was happening at the time of the picture on the left but it my belly genuinely looks like an alien in it, creepy.
Top- Topshop
Jeans- Topshop
Shoes- Asos (mine are mens ebcause at the time mens were the only ones where you could get plain black but now I think you can get womans ones too)
I paired the top with these ripped jeans, which I don't think have featured on my blog yet. I got them at the beginning of the summer holidays and I always seem to be wearing them. They're from Topshop and oh my god they are so soft. Obviously they're comfy, I think we've established by now I only ever dress for comfort. They're not exactly high waisted, but they don't rest on my hips either. Mildly high waisted I guess? Sometimes it hard to find a top to go with them because some of my crop tops finish exactly where they begin so it looks like I have no figure, or they're too short and too much of my belly is on display. Although I have no found many outfit combinations which work with these jeans so that's all good.

I look so sporty in the pictures, with my hair up and all, but my hair up didn't last. Some people can rock a pony tail, some people just can't. I'm trying to learn how to rock one, or how to be a visually acceptable pony tail. Sometimes it works, usually not. I'm also trying to learn how to be able to do a messy bun that doesn't look like someone molded my hair around a cactus. See you soon guys!:)x

Summer Makeup

3 September 2014

Hey guys! Although summer is basically over now, well actually I don't think there is any 'basically' about it. It is over. Woah. At least here in England anyway. But the other day when I was doing my makeup I tried something different and actually quite liked the result. I thought it looked quite summery, but now thinking about it although it is summery it just made me feel like I looked really fresh. Anyway, I thought I would show you all because it looked quite nice in the end and I will definitely be doing this again. Also, it didn't take long at all. Although I'm writing this quite a while after I done this so I've kind of forgotten what makeup brushes I used and what not, but I know the products I used. This is mainly focusing on eyes since there was nothing extraordinary about my face makeup, but I'll tell you what face products I used anyway, just in case you want to know.

If you're looking at this and getting mad that some of the things are wonky, I know. I tried. I will improve next time, I just realised. 
On my face I used Rimmel Match Perfection because it's the only shade dark enough for me at the moment. I was always too scared to actually buy it in case it made me break out or I didnt like it but then I borrowed my sisters after the holiday and I really like it! I thought I would but I always feel nervous trying new foundations, this one is so great though. It has a good overage but could be built up and I think it smells really nice, personally. I also used the Bourjois Healthy Mix Concealer which is alright, if I had my way I would be using it but its the only thing that remotely matches my skin tone at the moment. Then I used the Bourjois Cream Blush in shade 02 on my cheeks, I got this ages ago and really liked it but just kind of stopped using it because I have nothing to apply it with. I use my hands at the moment which I don't really like to do but I love this shade especially on tanned skin. Then I used the Bourjois Bronzing Powder, woah a lot of Bourjois here.

Wonky again, I know. I'm sorry. I feel nervous that you may have not even realised they're wonky and now I've pointed it out you're like 'Damn' but I just need people to know if they had realised that I realise it too, I'm not blind, just bad at getting things straight. Also hello little astronaut off my tshirt that you can see in the mirror!
On my eyes I didn't bother using a primer, even though I really should. It was pretty simple what I done anyway, but it was cute. I don't know what brushes I used where, but I know I used a mix of the Real Technique ones and the one that came with Naked palette. I began by covering my lid in Sin, I'm assuming by using the Real Technique Base brush. I then put a tiny bit of Sidecar in my crease, using the Deluxe Crease Brush. In the corner of my eye I used Virgin, I usually do this when I'm wearing eye shadow and blend it in because it makes your eyes look bigger. or something like that. I'm not really sure the exact reason but I do it because I think it really helps to open up my eyes.

 Then on my lower lash I used Collection Work the Colour Eyeshadow Pencil in Vanilla Sky. I really like using white eyeliner on the lower lid, again I think it helps open my eyes and I also think it looks quite cute. On my eyelashes I used the usual, Maybelline the Falsies. I got this one from the airport and I'm not sure why but its different to all my other Falsies, the brush is different and I actually much prefer this one, but I'm not sure why its different. Its called the exact same as all the others and it has a different pattern on the outside but it has a different want which I much prefer than the other ones. I forgot to put black eyeliner on my top waterline, but normally I do and I think it would have made this look much better because its all so light, it needs some bold darkness.
Then it ended up looking like this:

Excuse my messy eyebrows and the fact my eyes are just staring at you. InCpTIoOn.

I rarely do makeup posts but I really should do them more often because I find them so fun to write. I guess its because I never do any 'woah' makeup but still. its enjoyable. Anyway that's it for today, Ill see you soon. I actually will this time though, I have a schedule! Finally! I also think I will keep to it, I hope so anyway. This year will be a stressful one,  but everyone goes through it and I think I'll blog as breaks for in between my work.  But yeah, thanks for reading and let me know in the comments if you liked this post!? Byee:)x

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