I’ve Been Nominated For The Liebster Award!

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Thank you for nominating me for the Liebster Award. I have nominated 11 blogs for the same award, the rules are as follows…

1) Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.

2) Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you.

3) Give 11 random facts about yourself.

4) Nominate 11 blogs.

5) Notify them.

6) Give them 11 questions to answer. 

So, here goes with my answers… 

1. What is a moment in your life that changed the rest of your life forever?
When I got accepted to university! I spent all of my school life being on ‘average’ grades (turns out B’s aren’t average and my friends were just brainiacs). But for once in my life I was proud of myself and believed I was actually maybe a tiny bit clever. 
2. Since your first blog post, have you learned anything? What was it? 

I’ve learnt how lovely the blogging community is! I’ve made so many friends, and I only have ninety-something followers!

3. If you could give any piece of advice right now, what would you say?

Don’t live your life for other people. Do what you want to and make yourself happy. Don’t worry about what other people are doing or what seems ‘right’. There is no right and wrong, there is only what works for you. 

4. What kind of mark would you like to leave in someone’s life?

I want people to say that I am a good friend and I’m fun to be around. 

5. Are there any regrets you feel right now? Could you mend them if you were able to?

I don’t think I have any regrets, but if I did I would certainly try to fix them. 

6. What was your favorite childhood movie or book growing up?

The first Harry Potter book came out when I was 6 and the films followed. They are my childhood. 

7. Do you like playing games? What is your favorite game?

Yaaaas!! I loooove games, especially bored games. I love this board game called Obama Llama, a rhyming/celebrity-based board game. Give it a go if you’ve never tried it! 😆

8. What is your favorite food to eat? 

CHOCCIE!!

9. What could you go without for a month? (Choose something that wouldn’t be easy)

I could honestly go without my phone for a month. I feel like it’s attached to my hand for pure convenience, but I grew up without that convenience. I could probably do it if I needed to, and sometimes a part of me wants to!

10. Who in your life has made a lasting impression?

My uni friends. There’s something to be said for friends who saw you through the toughest time of your life. 

11. If you could do one small thing to help another person today, what would it be?

Tell all the people that read my blog that I am always available to talk to. 



11 random facts about me:

  • I have hyper mobility in my thumbs so they bend back on themselves. It’s a great party trick. 
  • I have loads of friends over the age of 40 who have kids my age…
  • I am not naturally blonde (!)
  • I love my cat but I want a pug. 
  • I have been driving for four years!
  • The Killers are my fave. 
  • I used to love 1D and I’ve seen them live 5 times. 
  • I live in Devon on the edge of Dartmoor and I’m also near the sea which I love!
  • There’s nothing I love more than Christmas. 
  • I am a teaching assistant in a secondary school so I work with 11-18 year olds and I love it. 
  • I live in pyjamas. 

Thank you to https://nobledevotionblog.wordpress.com/ for nominating me for this award!

My nominated blogs:

https://justhannahhere.wordpress.com/

https://gluecksgeist.wordpress.com/

https://confessionsonmychalkboard.wordpress.com/

https://randomthoughtsbyhaya.wordpress.com/

https://theweekendjuice.wordpress.com/

https://diversion3000.wordpress.com/

https://futurenursea.wordpress.com/

https://abrashattitude.com/

http://thestyleoflaurajane.com/

https://simplynata.com/

https://caitlincx.wordpress.com/
Emily

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Halloween/ Christmas Haul!

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Bonjour!

I think I may have peaked too soon, guys… I have basically nearly finished my Christmas shopping. And now I’ve started on decorations. The only thing I haven’t got is presents for my parents and a tree…

I feel like when it comes to December I’m going to be sick of the entire Christmas season, but for now, it’s great! Also, Halloween is UPON US. My friend and I took to Poundland, Hobby Craft and B&M to feed our excitement for the autumn and approaching winter, and here is the result:

Let’s start with Poundland. I can’t believe how much I got in here for £6! (6 things believe it or not…)


I mean… pumpkin lights. Can you even go wrong? They’re battery powered which kinda sucks, but they’ll only be one for one evening so hopefully should last. HOW CUTE???


These are my fave things I bought. They’re skeleton and a pumpkin tea light holders, A POUND EACH. They’re ceramic and everything and I just love them lots. 


The last Halloween thing I got from Poundland are the sweets for the trick or treaters. I love having themed sweets and not just your bog-standard drum sticks. These are eye-ball lollipop and Casper marshmallows- yaaaas!!

Okay, onto B&M and Christmas! If you don’t have a B&M near you, I can only sympathise. It’s a beautiful place. Especially for cheap little seasonal things that’ll spend most of the year in the loft. 


I am soooo happy with this purchase. I got 100 multicoloured Christmas lights for £5.99! And they’re plug-in ones which just makes me super happy. I just tried them out and believe me when I say they’re beautiful. 


And lastly, can you really go wrong with a box of candy canes for £1? I think not. 

Hope you enjoyed this post and that you’re just as excited about Christmas as I am!!

Happy holidays! (Too soon?)

Emily

Xoxo

How To Save Your Dirty White Converse! A Life Hack. 

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Bonjour!

So I’ve recently discovered a thing and it’s amAZING. I have a pair of white converse boots, and a pair of white shoes too (I haven’t done this to my shoes… yet!). But they get soooo dirty and £45 is a lot to be paying out every six months for a new pair!

If you have a similar problem, then I hope this blog post will save your actual life (like it saved mine… well, my converse’s anyway). 

Here’s what my shoes looked like before…


They seemed to be covered in black marks and, I don’t know if you do this too, I generally put my shoes on after doing my make-up so they seem to have orange marks on them… oops. 

Shall we start? 

  • So what you need to do first is rinse the shoes and get them slightly damp. I just ran them under the tap. 
  • Then, mix up a solution of detergent (any will do) and bicarbonate of soda at a ratio of 1.5:1. In other words, half as much detergent as baking soda. 
  • Get a tooth brush or scrubbing brush and start scrubbing! Make sure you get all of the shoe including the rubber parts. 
  • After this, just rinse the shoes under the tap to get the grains of soda off. 
  • Then just throw them into the washing machine!
  • Annnnnd you’re done! Leave them to dry and viola!


Let me know if you give this a go. You’re welcome in advance! 😉 

Emily

Xoxo

Why Autumn/Winter 2017 Is Going To Be The Best!

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Bonjour!

So there are many reasons why I’m super excited for this autumn/winter to get in full-swing. Here are just a few…

Moneyyyyy! For the first time in my life (apart from my gap year) I am working a full-time job with no money commitments; last time I was saving every penny for uni and travelling. Of course, I am trying to save to move out, but that’s just a ‘if I have the pennies, I’ll put them away’ kinda save. Anyway, this means that I am, for the first time, able to spend as much money as I possibly can on Christmas! I’ve always dreamed of a Christmas where I can spend loads on my family’s presents, buy myself a tree and decs and all the crappy nutcracker ornaments I can fit in my basket!

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Job prospects. So I work as a teaching assistant in a secondary school, but my absolute dream job is to work in literacy intervention for kids who needs extra English lessons. I love the school I work in at the moment and never want to leave, but I was beginning to worry that I might have to, as I can’t stay as a TA forever… I have done an English degree and taken a Higher Level Teaching Assistant course to prepare me for my dream job role- now it’s all about applying!

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Autumn/winter vibes in general… So who doesn’t love cosy autumn nights? Or trips to the nearest field hosting a firework display? Trick or treating (or in my case, getting no trick or treaters and eating a hundred packets of sweets in one evening). Cosy jumpers, dark evenings, stinging rain, frozen lips and icy windscreens. Can it get any better? Not to even mention Christmas!!

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Graduation!!! So I graduate in just over a week’s time… How scary is that? I’m thinking of doing a post all about my uni experiences and struggles. When I look back, I can’t believe I am where I am today. I never thought I would ever be graduating from university with a 2:1 in English Literature and Creative Writing. Little ol’ me.

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Plans with friends. I’m so excited about doing autumny/wintery things with people this year and have made so many plans to get me super excited. Christmas market visiting, pumpkin picking, concerts in Sheffield (well, just the one, but woo!), road trips and Christmas parties…

Let me know what your autumn/winter plans are and why you’re excited for the changing season.

Emily

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Blogtember Day #30- Work Primark Haul!!

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Bonjour! 

For the last day of September, I went shopping to get some more clothes for work (I barely have any)! Sorry if it’s not very exciting but some bits are lovely and autumn-y so stay tuned! 

Okay, so this first item is not for work (great start, Em) but I just had to get it. It’s a really cosy and soft jumper with Beauty and the Beast embroidered characters. £15, so not the cheapest thing Primark has ever sold, but cute and kinda worth it. 

Next is a very un-exciting black pencil skirt. It’s kind of a t-shirt material so it’s stretchy, which makes it a lot easier to move about in, hopefully! This one was £5 and goes with everything, right?

Staying with the bottom half, I picked up a pair of navy blue cropped smart/work trousers. They’re a lovely fit and look smart for work, so you can’t really go wrong. And thy have pockets- hurrah!!

I was, at first, disgusted with the very notion of roll-neck jumpers in Primark. I actually picked this one up by accident and threw it back down in disgrace. However, I thought about it for a bit and thought how lovely it would look with a scarf and a pair of loose fitting trousers, like the ones above, for work. So I went for it. I’ve yet to try it out in the work environment and get a teenager’s verdict, but I like it. 


I absolutely love this shirt, but again, I don’t know how it’ll work in practice just yet. It’s such a lovely baby pink shade with a breast pocket and pearls sewn onto the collar. Simple and so cute. And only £5!


Can you ever have too many scarfs for work in the winter? I literally live in them. This one is soooo cute. It’s a navy blue with gold stars all over it. I am in love with it. And it looks so expensive! £4. 

Okay, so these next two aren’t from Primark, but I thought I’d share them with you anyway. They’re the same style (I actually already have a beige one), one is yellow and one is bright orange. 

They’re from H&M and only £8.99, but they’re such a lovely fit. I wore one to work yesterday and got so many compliments! And the colours are so so so lovely for autumn! I’m kind of happy Halloween is on a work day, so I can wear the orange one then! 🙂 
Hope you enjoyed this post, and all of my posts throughout Blogtember! I’m sad to be seeing Blogtember coming to an end, but it’s just got me more excited about Blogmas!!! Obviously I’ll be posting before then, so stay tuned and in touch! Thank you for all your support, reads, likes and comments throughout the month- love you lots!

Emily

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Blogtember Day #29- 7 Every Day Make Up Essentials. 

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Bonjour!

For day 29, I thought I’d share my list of seven make up items I can’t possibly live without and wear every day. 

  • Rimmel 25 Hour liquid foundation and Collection Lasting Perfection concealer. 

  • Collection pressed powder and Too Faced Glow face palette. 

  • Too Faced Sweet Peach eye shadow palette 

  • Collection colonising mascara and Collection pressed brow powder. 

The loves I cannot live without!

Emily

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Blogtember Day #28- My Fave Jumper and Jacket!

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Bonjour!

I was originally going to do a post about my favourite jumper. But I put this jacket over it and I am going to have to include this beautiful jacket too. Let’s start with this jumper. 


I absolutely love this really thin cardigan-feeling jumper as it’s perfect for the spring and autumn in-between weather, but can also be layered with, for example, a long sleeved top underneath, for those colder days. It’s a lemon yellow sweater-jumper thang with ‘Sisterhood’ written on the front. I fist saw this jumper in a magazine and the feature was of loads of celebrities wearing the same one. I loved it even more when I saw where it was from and the price of it! Only £19.99 and from New Look! I love to wear it with jeans and just simple converse, and I nearly always roll the sleeves up. I just think it makes it look better and less formal. Love. 


Okay, the jacket is to die for too. I’ve seen really similar ones to this in Zara and H&M at £80 a go. This one was from Primark and was only £25! It’s black suede with faux fur lining and cuffs, with silver zips and a belt. I absolutely love it. So cosy and warm and also stylish as it’s versatile and perfect for the winter. I feel like I’m going to be absolutely living in it through this winter (and I’m excited about it). If you get the chance, pick one up, and for this price it’s literally a no-brainer. 


Hope you like!

Emily

Xoxo