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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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

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

Xoxo

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

Xoxo

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

Blogtember Day #27- The Dentist!!

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Bonjour!

Sorry for this short blog post today. I have been to the dentist and am currently dying (slight exaggeration). Okay, so on Boxing Day, yes, that long ago, I managed to fracture my tooth on a potato wedge. And since then I’ve visited the dentist five times!! They haven’t managed to fix it and now I’m going through the process of having a crown fitted! Fingers crossed this’ll work and I’ll be able to eat nice crunchy things again on both sides of my mouth…. the dream!

Anyway, my mouth and face is currently numb and swollen and I look like a dribbling mess. The anaesthetic I’ve been given is so strong I just want to sleep…. so that’s what I’m going to do. 

Good night! 

Emily

Xoxo

P.s. Here’s a pic of me from yesterday when my face was of normal proportions. 

Blogtember Day #26- 10 Things That Make Me Happy!

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Bonjour!

I’m a big believer in reminding yourself of the good things in your life. So I’m going to share the ten things that make me super happy. I’d love to hear your’s too!
1) Early nights and cosy TV shows. 

I’m a very tired person. Generally. I am usually in bed by 9pm and falling asleep with the TV on after ten minutes. I love to put a familiar show on to fall asleep to. These currently include Outnumbered, Miranda, Gavin & Stacey and Horrible Histories! Ha!
2) My cat.

I love my little baby. She’s called Roxy and she’s 12 years old. We’ve had her since I was 12 so she’s a huge part of my life. I couldn’t be without her.
3) My job.

As much as I loooove to moan about work, I actually love my job. Working with children and young people means that life is never dull and every day is different. That’s for sure.
4) My wonderful friends. 


I take my friends for granted a lot and I’m awful at that. But lately I’ve been having some tough times and I’ve realised how much I bloody love my friends. Especially my bestie Katie and the wonderful Bethany (http://dreamsoflustre.wordpress.com/).
5) Make up.

It sounds super shallow, right? Thing is, I’m not actually a huuuuge make up wearer, but I enjoy experimenting and watching tutorials of how to get different looks. It’s just a bit of fun!
6) House plants. 


If your house plants don’t have names, do you even own house plants?
7) Books!!


I am one of those people who read their favourite book so many times that it’s falling apart. My taste in books so so diverse, you wouldn’t even believe me. My two faves are To Kill A Mockingbird and The Wind in the Willows. I also love teen fiction (Looking For Alaska is fave), and I’m also a member of the folio society for Samuel Pepyes’ diaries. See, told you you wouldn’t believe me. Also love a good non-fiction Brian Cox number, a screen play, or even a Shakespeare play. I mean, give me your car instruction manual and I’ll read it.
8) Christmas!!

So I always say that after my birthday, Christmas begins! And, as you know, my birthday was three days ago so Christmas is now in full swing.
9) Music. 


Music makes everything better, right? Again, diverse taste. Let’s just say from Joy Division to One Direction and leave it at that, shall we?
10) Bullet Journalling. 


As you may have seen from my previous bu-jo post, I’m a journaller and thrive in all things stationary and washi tape.

Hope you liked reading about the things that make me happy. I’d love to hear your’s- comment below 🙂

Emily

Xoxo