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03/11/2017

HALLOWEEN: PRIMEVIL 2017

When October comes along there is no doubt that I will be getting evermore excited with the counting days up until Halloween; and to me it isn't Halloween or October without an obligatory trip to Primevil. Primevil is a live action horror event that runs throughout October every year so yes, whilst everyone else is relaxing on the sofa watching their favourite horror's I am the mug that is living it, oh dear. 


Primevil boasts incredible food every year (including vegetarian options which sings to my meat-free heart!!!) undoubtedly talented live actors to scare the life out each guest (if the attractions weren't enough) and five terrifying horror mazes guaranteed to leave you shaking.


With something new to experience each year it is without a doubt one of Norfolk's events of the year and this alongside the passion of all staff involved and the creators/directors keeps me wanting more each and every year.

30/10/2017

ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?

Every year when Halloween comes knocking around we all like to delve into the scarier aspects of like which would usually leave us shaking nervously in our oversized coats and knee high boots. Today I thought I would do a post that is a little different to my usual content but a perfect fit for this eerie time of time and that is sharing with you all some of the scariest ghost stories from where I live.


For those of who that don't know where I am from I live near the Great Yarmouth area which is about 30 minutes away from Norwich which I'm sure more of you will be aware of. If Norfolk excels at one thing it is at being absolutely bloody haunted and it is renowned for it; with every person living here being able to recall atleast one weird occurence that you can't just explain away. Choosing which stories to write about was a burden of a task when this area is so rich and full of activity but the ones I have chosen are most definitely my favourites. Let the chill fest begin...

22/10/2017

WHAT MY RESCUE DOG HAS TAUGHT ME

The last week has been a salient week for me to say the least. On Tuesday we decided to make one of the biggest decisions that we have made to date, that being opening our home up to welcome another addition to our little "family".

Before making this decision and even now we get asked a lot of the same questions: "Do you realise how big of a decision this is?", "Why are you getting a rescue dog instead of buying your own?" & "Are you ready to bring a dog into your life?". The later of these questions is always an impossible one to answer, is anyone ever truly ready and prepared enough to bring a puppy home? I believe the answer to that to be no. Yes I understand the doubts of others as from an outsider it does seem like it would be merely impossible to raise a puppy as a couple of twenty-somethings who work full time, it hasn't been easy but that doesn't make it any less rewarding.


09/06/2017

EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY








I write this post today with a heavy heart and not entirely in the best place. As many of you will know, I have been completely non existent on most forms of my social media, especially Instagram and Twitter for the last few weeks and for those of you who noticed that I had slipped under the radar and reached out to me to see how I was I apologise for not being the best at getting back to you before today but I appreciate your concerns more than you will ever know. This is going to be a very shambley and all over the place post and I apologise for this.

Manchester and London. Two amazing cities that will be tainted by the horrific events in the last few weeks for a lifetime, the former particularly. These attacks have affected me in ways that I cannot even begin to express. A big part of my absence in the blogging and social media sphere is easily correlated with this. I could not wrap my head around the fact that people were able to adapt so easily and be posting their "Lipstick Collections" and posting images of perfectly placed and colourful flatlays highlighting their favourite posts of the month the next day after this country had been completing warped by terror. It all felt like ridiculousness, I felt guilty even being able to go to the shop that day and for who privileged we all are just to be alive; events like this truly bring this fact home for us all. Even now I feel like what has happened this year has changed my outlook and my thoughts about the world and what the priorities are. I ultimately believe that this has changed what my content will be from now on, maybe not completely but reflecting back these events genuinely change us all and our outlooks on the world. My heart goes to anyone in the arena, on the bridge, anyone injured, anyone who lost their lives and anyone affected as a tragedy like this truly affects us all. I'm heartbroken that this has happened and the way the government have handled this situation is horrendous and they should be very very ashamed of themselves and for allowing this to happen. The way this whole country has come together and are spreading positivity inspires me daily and truly restores my faith in some of humanity. ISIS, love is catching and spreading, good luck.

12/05/2017

THE KKW X KYLIE COLLECTION: HOLY GRAIL OR ABSOLUTE FAIL?




Today I bring a very exciting post and that is testing the KKW X KYLIE Collection and letting you all know my honest thoughts on Kylie Jenner's latest money maker and deciding whether this collection is a HOLY GRAIL 😍or an ABSOLUTE FAIL πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

From the moment I saw Kim share the image of the four lipsticks I knew instantly that I had to get my hands on this collection. I've always been someone thats interested in Kylie Cosmetics and the products that she and her team creates; also the madness each time a new product is launched is madness. No matter what your opinion of the Kardashian/Jenner clan is I think it is fair for everyone to admit just how successful this family is. No matter what they are doing or creating they are PERFECT at "breaking the internet" and causing a storm and so much attention; so guys, atlas commend them for that. I personally LOVE the whole family and I think the relationship and bond they all have for each other is the sweetest thing. So, as a avid fan of KUWTK and Kim especially I knew that this would finally be the right time to purchase a Kylie Cosmetics product.

08/05/2017

WHY ANXIETY WILL ALWAYS BE MY SECOND SHADOW

Hi, guys... *guilty face*. It has been an embarrassingly long time since I last posted but hey, this post may help to shed light on why that has been. 

I wanted and almost needed to write this post for many reasons; some cliche such as helping other people in this situation out and offering them a helping hand, some personal; much heavier reasons that are probably best left for another day, but also for catharsis. There is something heartwarmingly therapeutic about getting the weight off of your shoulders and sharing your heartache with another person, or in my case many people, it makes you feel lighter in a sense. At least for me. We all know the cringe catchphrase - "A problem shared is a problem halved." Cliche but always accurate.

If I can help just one person that reads this I will be over the moon. Whether you looking to become more educated about mental health or you are someone in a similar situation to me and you are looking to find some condolence that you are not alone. Because you aren't alone at all. Trust me when I say this; whilst mental illness can make you feel like you are the only person on this entire planet you are not alone and I personally don't want anyone to feel this way, so if anybody reading this if currently feeling this way please reach out to me, I will always have all of the time for you, any time of the day and for anyone at all.

16/04/2017

FAIL OR HOLY GRAIL? APRIL







First of all Happy Easter guys!  πŸ£ I hope you are all in a chocolate induced coma and surrounded by empty wrappers and screwed up foil, just how Easter should be! ❤️. Today brings the start of a new series that I would like to start; now I know that I am personally terrible at sticking to schedules and just doing anything on time to be quite honest but this is something that I would definitely like to do monthly or even every other month if that works out being a better schedule for me. In short, every month I will be picking two products either recommended to me or products that are Youtube/Insta hyped and fitting these into either the HOLY GRAIL category πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ or the FAIL categoryπŸ‘ŽπŸ». I hope this is something you will all enjoy and I know I will definitely have A LOT of fun reviewing all of these products! 

This month the two products that I will be picking apart are the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation and the Revolution Highlighter Palette and for this month we start things with one certain FAIL and one definite HOLY GRAIL. 


Lets start with the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation. I purchased this foundation from my local Superdrug for £12.99 and I must say that my Superdrug isn't the biggest of stores and normally only carries a select few shades, however the Maxfactor display had quite an array of shades which satisfies the soul when you are a pale ass like myself. The Miracle Match foundation brags that the collection holds 18 shades which is awesome; however in my opinion I believe there is not huge variety in these shades. MaxFactor, wheres the support for the paler and darker ladies?

03/04/2017

MY PET PEEVES

SHIT I HATE


Look who is back for the second post in the last few days, don't be too impressed guys ;)

Hello, everyone! Today I have a post that I have been preparing and that I have wanted to write for months now after watching Tana Mongeau's video about her pet peeves and I agreed with SO many of them, and that is telling you some of my BIGGEST pet peeves. Now, I am a very very laid-back person but there are just some things that pick at my emotions and really grind my gears and here is a selection of them! Also, who better to illustrate this list other than eye roll queen Blair Waldorf herself. Let me know in the comments below if any of these are pet peeves that you share yourself or let me know some of your biggest pet peeves also! :) 


PEOPLE CRITICISING AND COMMENTATING ON MY FOOD 

This is something that Tana definitely mentioned in her video and I completely agree with EVERYTHING that she said. All of my life nothing has ever annoyed me more than people who feel some overwhelming urge to share their thoughts and opinions on the food THAT THEY DO NOT NEED TO EAT AND AREN'T EATING whilst you are eating it. This is hands down my least favourite pet peeve and I have always found it so incredibly rude. I didn't ask for your opinion, I chose this food for ME to eat not YOU to eat, I don't know why it drives me so insane but it really pisses me off. 

Lisa: "OH MY GOD, what IS that? That looks SO disgusting! Ew, you like tuna? Tuna is soooooo gross, oh my god it really stinks it looks really disgusting"

FUCK OFF LISA

HALLOWEEN: PRIMEVIL 2017

When October comes along there is no doubt that I will be getting evermore excited with the counting days up until Halloween; and to me it isn't Halloween or October without an obligatory trip to Primevil. Primevil is a live action horror event that runs throughout October every year so yes, whilst everyone else is relaxing on the sofa watching their favourite horror's I am the mug that is living it, oh dear. 


Primevil boasts incredible food every year (including vegetarian options which sings to my meat-free heart!!!) undoubtedly talented live actors to scare the life out each guest (if the attractions weren't enough) and five terrifying horror mazes guaranteed to leave you shaking.


With something new to experience each year it is without a doubt one of Norfolk's events of the year and this alongside the passion of all staff involved and the creators/directors keeps me wanting more each and every year.

ARE YOU BRAVE ENOUGH?

Every year when Halloween comes knocking around we all like to delve into the scarier aspects of like which would usually leave us shaking nervously in our oversized coats and knee high boots. Today I thought I would do a post that is a little different to my usual content but a perfect fit for this eerie time of time and that is sharing with you all some of the scariest ghost stories from where I live.


For those of who that don't know where I am from I live near the Great Yarmouth area which is about 30 minutes away from Norwich which I'm sure more of you will be aware of. If Norfolk excels at one thing it is at being absolutely bloody haunted and it is renowned for it; with every person living here being able to recall atleast one weird occurence that you can't just explain away. Choosing which stories to write about was a burden of a task when this area is so rich and full of activity but the ones I have chosen are most definitely my favourites. Let the chill fest begin...

WHAT MY RESCUE DOG HAS TAUGHT ME

The last week has been a salient week for me to say the least. On Tuesday we decided to make one of the biggest decisions that we have made to date, that being opening our home up to welcome another addition to our little "family".

Before making this decision and even now we get asked a lot of the same questions: "Do you realise how big of a decision this is?", "Why are you getting a rescue dog instead of buying your own?" & "Are you ready to bring a dog into your life?". The later of these questions is always an impossible one to answer, is anyone ever truly ready and prepared enough to bring a puppy home? I believe the answer to that to be no. Yes I understand the doubts of others as from an outsider it does seem like it would be merely impossible to raise a puppy as a couple of twenty-somethings who work full time, it hasn't been easy but that doesn't make it any less rewarding.


EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY








I write this post today with a heavy heart and not entirely in the best place. As many of you will know, I have been completely non existent on most forms of my social media, especially Instagram and Twitter for the last few weeks and for those of you who noticed that I had slipped under the radar and reached out to me to see how I was I apologise for not being the best at getting back to you before today but I appreciate your concerns more than you will ever know. This is going to be a very shambley and all over the place post and I apologise for this.

Manchester and London. Two amazing cities that will be tainted by the horrific events in the last few weeks for a lifetime, the former particularly. These attacks have affected me in ways that I cannot even begin to express. A big part of my absence in the blogging and social media sphere is easily correlated with this. I could not wrap my head around the fact that people were able to adapt so easily and be posting their "Lipstick Collections" and posting images of perfectly placed and colourful flatlays highlighting their favourite posts of the month the next day after this country had been completing warped by terror. It all felt like ridiculousness, I felt guilty even being able to go to the shop that day and for who privileged we all are just to be alive; events like this truly bring this fact home for us all. Even now I feel like what has happened this year has changed my outlook and my thoughts about the world and what the priorities are. I ultimately believe that this has changed what my content will be from now on, maybe not completely but reflecting back these events genuinely change us all and our outlooks on the world. My heart goes to anyone in the arena, on the bridge, anyone injured, anyone who lost their lives and anyone affected as a tragedy like this truly affects us all. I'm heartbroken that this has happened and the way the government have handled this situation is horrendous and they should be very very ashamed of themselves and for allowing this to happen. The way this whole country has come together and are spreading positivity inspires me daily and truly restores my faith in some of humanity. ISIS, love is catching and spreading, good luck.

THE KKW X KYLIE COLLECTION: HOLY GRAIL OR ABSOLUTE FAIL?




Today I bring a very exciting post and that is testing the KKW X KYLIE Collection and letting you all know my honest thoughts on Kylie Jenner's latest money maker and deciding whether this collection is a HOLY GRAIL 😍or an ABSOLUTE FAIL πŸ‘ŽπŸ»

From the moment I saw Kim share the image of the four lipsticks I knew instantly that I had to get my hands on this collection. I've always been someone thats interested in Kylie Cosmetics and the products that she and her team creates; also the madness each time a new product is launched is madness. No matter what your opinion of the Kardashian/Jenner clan is I think it is fair for everyone to admit just how successful this family is. No matter what they are doing or creating they are PERFECT at "breaking the internet" and causing a storm and so much attention; so guys, atlas commend them for that. I personally LOVE the whole family and I think the relationship and bond they all have for each other is the sweetest thing. So, as a avid fan of KUWTK and Kim especially I knew that this would finally be the right time to purchase a Kylie Cosmetics product.

WHY ANXIETY WILL ALWAYS BE MY SECOND SHADOW

Hi, guys... *guilty face*. It has been an embarrassingly long time since I last posted but hey, this post may help to shed light on why that has been. 

I wanted and almost needed to write this post for many reasons; some cliche such as helping other people in this situation out and offering them a helping hand, some personal; much heavier reasons that are probably best left for another day, but also for catharsis. There is something heartwarmingly therapeutic about getting the weight off of your shoulders and sharing your heartache with another person, or in my case many people, it makes you feel lighter in a sense. At least for me. We all know the cringe catchphrase - "A problem shared is a problem halved." Cliche but always accurate.

If I can help just one person that reads this I will be over the moon. Whether you looking to become more educated about mental health or you are someone in a similar situation to me and you are looking to find some condolence that you are not alone. Because you aren't alone at all. Trust me when I say this; whilst mental illness can make you feel like you are the only person on this entire planet you are not alone and I personally don't want anyone to feel this way, so if anybody reading this if currently feeling this way please reach out to me, I will always have all of the time for you, any time of the day and for anyone at all.

FAIL OR HOLY GRAIL? APRIL







First of all Happy Easter guys!  πŸ£ I hope you are all in a chocolate induced coma and surrounded by empty wrappers and screwed up foil, just how Easter should be! ❤️. Today brings the start of a new series that I would like to start; now I know that I am personally terrible at sticking to schedules and just doing anything on time to be quite honest but this is something that I would definitely like to do monthly or even every other month if that works out being a better schedule for me. In short, every month I will be picking two products either recommended to me or products that are Youtube/Insta hyped and fitting these into either the HOLY GRAIL category πŸ‘ΌπŸΌ or the FAIL categoryπŸ‘ŽπŸ». I hope this is something you will all enjoy and I know I will definitely have A LOT of fun reviewing all of these products! 

This month the two products that I will be picking apart are the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation and the Revolution Highlighter Palette and for this month we start things with one certain FAIL and one definite HOLY GRAIL. 


Lets start with the MaxFactor Miracle Match foundation. I purchased this foundation from my local Superdrug for £12.99 and I must say that my Superdrug isn't the biggest of stores and normally only carries a select few shades, however the Maxfactor display had quite an array of shades which satisfies the soul when you are a pale ass like myself. The Miracle Match foundation brags that the collection holds 18 shades which is awesome; however in my opinion I believe there is not huge variety in these shades. MaxFactor, wheres the support for the paler and darker ladies?

MY PET PEEVES

SHIT I HATE


Look who is back for the second post in the last few days, don't be too impressed guys ;)

Hello, everyone! Today I have a post that I have been preparing and that I have wanted to write for months now after watching Tana Mongeau's video about her pet peeves and I agreed with SO many of them, and that is telling you some of my BIGGEST pet peeves. Now, I am a very very laid-back person but there are just some things that pick at my emotions and really grind my gears and here is a selection of them! Also, who better to illustrate this list other than eye roll queen Blair Waldorf herself. Let me know in the comments below if any of these are pet peeves that you share yourself or let me know some of your biggest pet peeves also! :) 


PEOPLE CRITICISING AND COMMENTATING ON MY FOOD 

This is something that Tana definitely mentioned in her video and I completely agree with EVERYTHING that she said. All of my life nothing has ever annoyed me more than people who feel some overwhelming urge to share their thoughts and opinions on the food THAT THEY DO NOT NEED TO EAT AND AREN'T EATING whilst you are eating it. This is hands down my least favourite pet peeve and I have always found it so incredibly rude. I didn't ask for your opinion, I chose this food for ME to eat not YOU to eat, I don't know why it drives me so insane but it really pisses me off. 

Lisa: "OH MY GOD, what IS that? That looks SO disgusting! Ew, you like tuna? Tuna is soooooo gross, oh my god it really stinks it looks really disgusting"

FUCK OFF LISA