Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Issues | Sexual harassment when going clubbing.

Hi Everyone!

Something which infuriates me is the sexual harassment that women receive when they go clubbing. This definitely has had an effect on my experience towards clubbing, especially when I'm out with just my girl friends.

I'm sure this will sound familiar to many of you.. groping of the arse? sweaty men grinding against you? What angers me the most is that it seems people see it as being socially acceptable? Nothing is done about it and it's seen as the norm. I sometimes feel put off going completely as I feel I have to constantly try and avoid these men which almost ruins my night especially when I've come out to have fun and dance not to 'pull'.

It repulses me that there are men taking advantage of women in clubs, especially when they're drunk and at their most vulnerable state. Why is this seen as acceptable? Without consent given, it is seen as sexual harassment and goes against an individual's human rights. Just because a male is drunk themselves and has strong sexual feelings does not give them the right to harass others.

Another aspect which annoys me is the concept that some men possess, that women wearing short and tight clothing are asking for it?

This YouTube clip demonstrates that;

Women have every right to wear whatever they want, they've obviously picked what ever they're wearing because they feel comfortable in it and it makes them feel good. This harassment literally takes this away from a woman. Women AREN'T a piece of meat.

In reality these type of  'lads' aren't going to get any action, it's clear how disgusting they are and that they're only looking for one thing.

What are your opinions?


Sunday, 16 February 2014


Hi Everyone!

So the other day I reached 50 followers on blog lovin'. This being my first milestone, it meant a lot to me. When I started this blog up, I didn't expect many people to read it, I mainly created it to give myself something to do in conjunction with being a student so to reach 50 followers after a few months of blogging was an achievement for me.

I've loved having my own space of the internet, I've loved finding new blogs and getting involved with the blogging community. I find it to be very rewarding and have found that more of my free time has been spent on reading blogs and watching YouTube.

I hope that my blog grows a lot more over the next year, I still hope to include beauty posts but being a student I have to budget so I feel I'll be adding more lifestyle posts as there is a lot of different topics I'd like to cover. If there is something you'd particularly like to see please leave a comment as I love reading people's opinions!


Saturday, 15 February 2014

Perfume | Viva La Juicy Noir

Hi Everyone!

I'm sorry for the lack of posts this week, being a student has caught up with me and I've found myself becoming more and more drowned in work. The weather has been awful in the UK as well and the photos I had taken earlier in the week I wasn't happy with due to the poor lighting therefore didn't want to use them!

Yesterday was Valentines Day and I've never really celebrated it before, me and my boyfriend just spent a quiet night in and I cooked for him. He kindly bought me perfume and I loved the scent so I thought I'd do a quick review on it.

This is the Viva La Juicy Noir by Juicy Couture, this perfume has a sweet floral scent about it. The bottle itself is very girly, I feel it would not be to everyone's taste as it's quite bold. I absolutely love the smell, my favourite scents for perfumes are those which are floral and sweet and this one has both.  I definitely do feel very feminine when wearing this perfume. I've read that the lasting power isn't that long with this perfume but that does not put me off in the slightest as I always carry perfume with me wherever I go. The name 'Viva La Juicy Noir' suggests it would appropriate for an evening occasion, however I feel I'd wear it more during the day and use my Armani Diamonds Rose for a night out. You only need a spray of this perfume as it can be quite over powering if you spray too much.

The top notes of this scent consists of juicy berries and mandarin, mixed with floral scents of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine. The mellow notes consist of vanilla, what reminds me of caramel and amber. Finally the base notes consist of sandalwood which gives the scent it's richness.

Have you ever tried any of the range?
What's your favourite perfume?


(I should hopefully be posting more next week, fingers crossed)

Friday, 7 February 2014

Issues | Is Uni For You?

The question so many people have to ask themselves when they get to the age of 17/18 is whether university is for them or not. It's a difficult choice and if I'm honest I feel that colleges push the idea of university far too much. Everyone is required to write a personal statement and decide at a too young age what they want to do as a career.

What was my experience of uni like?

The idea of university was something I had always wanted to experience. It was something that was always encouraged by my parents and college. The questions I began to ask myself in the last year of sixth form was; 'what am I going to do with my life after college?', 'where will I be 5 years time?' I've always been one for experiencing new things and new places, I wanted the experience of living somewhere new and studying something I found interesting. For me, this was Psychology, being a second year now I am glad I went to uni, but it wasn't at all how I expected it to me. I was very unhappy for the first few months of my first year and found it very daunting moving so far up the country from my home. Not knowing anyone and have to support myself was intimidating. After a few months, I began to settle in, I pushed myself to try new things and meet new people. I personally feel that uni has changed me as a person to who I was two years ago. Personally I'm glad I went, I feel I've gained a lot more independence and I've learnt a lot of life lessons. I've become more tolerable of people and learnt to compromise a hell of a lot more than I used to. From studying Psychology, I now know that it is something I'd like to do as a career when I graduate. 


I think that sixth forms need to highlight that there are other options apart from university because it isn't for everyone. Apprenticeships and going straight into work are just as good options. The decision you make should be completely your own decision and it shouldn't be influenced by anyone else. It completely depends on the type of individual you are. Perhaps you like where you are and don't want to move away, or you're happy with your group of friends, it could even be that you've had enough of education and want to get into the real world straight away. Whatever the reason, there is nothing wrong with not going to uni and I don't think this is stressed enough. You can be successful without going to university and you can still go far in life. Money wise, you won't be in a huge amount of debt like say I will be. For 3 years of tuition it will cost me a total of  £27,000 and that isn't counting the loan I get given by student finance which is around £3,000 a year. If you're not 100% sure you want to go, then don't go, because it isn't worth the money you'd be paying, especially if you want to drop out. 

Something I should have thought about

Like I stated earlier, I am one for adventure, one day I want to go travelling. Something which I wish I would have thought about was deferring and take a gap year. Personally I don't think I was ready for uni when I was 18. At the time I didn't really know what I wanted to do and needed more time. Thinking back, it didn't even seem like an option to me. I've always toyed with the idea of travelling, its something I want to do in my life. Some of my friends took a gap year themselves, worked full time and then went travelling, they said it was the best time of their life and grew up a hell of a lot whilst being away. If travelling is something you want to do, then do it while you can, it will get to an age where you won't be able to do it due to your job or starting a family.

Think long and hard on what you want to do, whether it's university or getting a job or starting an apprenticeship. Do what you think is best for yourself, you know yourself more than anyone else.


Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Perfume | Emporio Armani Diamonds Rose

For Christmas I was given this perfume by my boyfriend's family, I had just run out of my Ralph Lauren perfume and was on the hunt for a new one. My boyfriend's sister works in the perfume shop so I went in and she had suggested I smelt this one. The bottle alone stole my attention, the soft pink gives a feminine feel. It looks like a shimmering diamond and has the Armani eagle logo on the front. The bottle itself I think is quite unique, it comes without a lid, instead has a square top which includes the nozzle and spray button. The top looks very secure, so I'd happily put it in my bag and not worry about it.

The perfume is wearable for both day time and night time, it's a light floral fragrance with citrus-fresh notes, mixed with rose and sparkly bergamot, raspberry and blackcurrant. The base of this perfume consists of lily of the valley, freesia, patchouli, and ambrette seed.

I adore this scent, I've had quite a few compliments when I wear this perfume! It doesn't last all day, but it does last quite a long time. It has definitely become my favourite! I will without a doubt be repurchasing it again when it runs out. I particularly like the blurb to describe this fragrance; 'As dazzling as her fragrance, she follows trends but defines her own style. Her appeal is revealed in the soft shimmer of pink diamonds. Ultra-feminine, irresistible and seductive.'

The perfume comes in the size 30ml and 50ml. 30ml is £26.50 and the 50ml is £34.50.

Has anyone tried this perfume before? What's your favourite perfume?


Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Liebster Award

For those of you who may not have come across this before, the idea is, someone nominates you and asks you 11 questions, you then answer those questions on your blog and nominate people (with 200 followers or less.) It's a great way of finding blogs which should have more followers than they actually do!

Rachel from AMomentInTime kindly nominated me for this, so I just wanted to say thank you for doing so. I've had my blog for just over a month now and I never thought I'd have many people reading my blog so it means a lot. 

Rachel's Questions:
1) Why did you start blogging?

A lot of my free time consisted of reading other peoples blogs and watching YouTube videos and I was always so inspired by them. My friend Libby (LifeofLibby) started her blog around 7/8 months ago and told me how much she loved it and how much fun it was, this further inspired me to start my own blog. 

2) What is your favourite motto?

I wouldn't really say I have one, but I'm quite into karma, so I'll go with 'what goes around comes around'. 

3) If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be and why?

I'm too sensitive and am anxious far too often, making me worry about everything all the time.

4) What was the last dream you had?

I can't really remember to be honest, I just remember my boyfriend being in it.

5) If you had to be trapped in a lift with anyone who would it be?

Probably someone like Will Ferrell or someone who is fun and humorous. 

6) What's your favourite book, film and song?

Book - Hunger Games Series
Film - Wolf of Wall Street
Song - Couldn't pick just one!

7) How do you relax?

I relax by lighting some of my favourite candles, listening to spotify and reading blogs/watching YouTube videos.

8) What's your favourite season?

Spring or Autumn.

9) Lipstick or Mascara? 

As much as I love lipstick, I think I'd have to pick mascara.

10) What advice do you have for bloggers just starting out?

Try and be yourself, don't think too much about how many followers you have because its a slow process. Don't just follow loads of random blogs just to get followers back, write about things you'd like to see if you were the reader.

11)What's at the top of your bucket list?

Check out my current wish list:

I nominate: ( I apologise if you've already been nominated by someone else. )


My Questions:

1) Favourite perfume?
2) Straighteners or curlers?
3) 5 beauty products you couldn't live without?
4) How did you get into blogging?
5) Which blogs inspire you the most?
6) Blush or bronzer?
7) High street or high end make up?
8) Favourite nail polish brand?
9) Favourite place to shop?
10) How long does it usually take you to get ready on a day to day basis?
11) One singer/band you'd love to see in concert?


Monday, 3 February 2014

Nails | Going Out

Every so often I enjoy going out to town and hitting the clubs. In preparation for the night out, it is essential I have my nails painted as I feel it completes the outfit. These 5 would be my top picks.

From left to right:

Rimmel 60 Seconds - 315 Ready Aim Paint. - £2.69
Models Own - Mystic Mauve. - £5.00
Barry M Nail Paint - Gold Glitter - £3.99
Barry M Nail Paint - Amethyst Glitter  - £3.99
Barry M Nail Paint - Diamond Glitter - £3.99

Ready Aim Paint is one of the 60 seconds nail polishes by Rimmel. I wouldn't agree that it takes just 60 seconds to dry, but it definitely does dry fast. The colour is a classic bold red, perfect for a night out. The colour tends to last around 4-5 days if applied with a topcoat.

Mystic Mauve is a dusty pink foil finish nail polish, it's incredibly pigmented and applies smoothly. After only 1 or 2 coats it is fully opaque. Post application it makes the nails look super shiny.

I love Barry M glitter nail polishes, they're such great value for money. I usually need to apply about 3/4 coats depending on the colour. Amethyst Glitter is a mix of turquoise, purple, gold, pink and black small hexagonal glitter which is suspended in a clear base. Diamond glitter consists of different sizes of holographic glitter with micro fine glitter all in a clear base. This colour would be perfect to apply on top of another colour or just on its own. Applying on top of another colour requires less coats to create a sparkly effect. These polishes are fast drying and last up to a week. My only complaint would be that they are so hard to remove! I feel I have to properly scrub my nails for ages with nail polish remover to get every last bit off.

What's your favourite nail polishes to wear on a night out?


Saturday, 1 February 2014

Issues | 'Why are you so skinny?'

Hi everyone!

This post was inspired by two of my house mates, both who would be classed as 'skinny'. We were examining the stigma towards being skinny and the discussion which developed I found deeply interesting.

There is a question that within society gets brought up time and time again, 'why are you so skinny?', personally I think is quite insulting. What right do people have to criticise an individuals weight? The same question would be asked.. 'why are you so fat?', that wouldn't be a socially acceptable question so why should it be acceptable to pick out someone who is skinny? There might be reasons why they are skinny, it might be due to their high metabolism or their smaller bone structure or perhaps they have an eating disorder. If in fact they do have an eating disorder, they already will have a negative body image of themselves, so why would you want to implant that thought into their mind any further? If anything, it is just plain rude and insensitive.

You shouldn't need to ask people why their body is the way it is, it isn't necessary. It can deeply affect their self-esteem and confidence. It isn't fair making people feel conscious about their body image. As long as the person is happy and healthy then why should they have to change? If they had an issue and weren't happy, then they themselves would address the problem. If however, it is someone who wouldn't be able to address the problem themselves (perhaps someone who has an eating disorder) and you're worried them, then they are ways of addressing it in a more sensitive manner. The way you communicate this is very important.

The word 'skinny' I feel is quite offensive, it comes across as being negative. The term 'thin' I'd class as more appropriate. If in fact you're trying to compliment someone, make sure you think about the way you say it so that you don't offend that person.  For example, 'you look SO skinny'. This could be interpretated the wrong way and upset that person. A better approach would be, 'your body is looking really good!', conveying the same message but in a more positive way.

Another issue which I find unfair is comments like 'you shouldn't have lost weight, you looked so much better before'. What if before that individual was a healthy weight but was completely unfit and couldn't run up and down the stairs without being out of breath? What if now they feel more comfortable and have more confidence? As long as they are healthy and happy, why does it matter? It appears there are people who they themselves have low self-esteem and feel better by expressing negative comments about another individual to make themselves feel better, that in itself isn't healthy.

The moral of the story is that everyone is different. If everyone was the same then our world would be a boring place.