Sunday, 21 June 2015

MAC Lip Duo | Heroine


MAC lipstick in shade Heroine and MAC lip pencil also in shade Heroine are my first MAC purchases and I couldn't be happier with them. I wouldn't wear this shade as an everyday look but it's great for nights out, festivals and things like that for something a little different. I have also been pairing it with other lipsticks to tone it down a bit because it is very bright. Sounds strange maybe but a coral lipstick paired with this is gorge it's like a subtle neon, if neon can be subtle! I love making my lips look bigger with this pair and I will defiantly be purchasing more shades, maybe a gorge red or everyday nude, suggestions of your favourites are very welcome!





Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Zucchini Chips / Courgette Crisps


I'm forever looking for healthy snack ideas so I've something different to eat than an apple. It keeps things interesting and keeps me motivated to make healthier choices. Something that is super easy and quick is courgette crisps. 


How amazing that these are the only three ingredients that you need. So simple and healthy.  


Cut up the courgette crispy thin and place on baking tray covered in coconut oil and sprinkle with salt.


Cook until they look crispy and it's that simple and they are so delicious with the flavouring of the coconut oil and salt. You could mix is up and use different sauces, seasoning... Have a go yourself and experiment.






Tuesday, 9 June 2015

Primark Jewellery Haul | Gold


I should never be aloud near the jewellery section of Primark, I end up buying one of everything. I love love love Primark jewellery and have been buying it for years. Last time I was in the store I went all out on gold so let's see what I bought!




How cute are the rings! Gold is gorge for summer, can't wait to wear these in the sun!





Tuesday, 2 June 2015

June | a little update

I'm dipping in and out of Game of Thrones as I write this post, I have to be a wee multitasker now because last month I started a new job. Before that I had so much free time that I barely did anything with. Now that half my time is taken up I've been doing more with my free time. I feel like I'm participating and I feel happy. It's hard to gather any momentum for anything when you are stuck or stood still. At least now that I'm moving it will be easier to steer myself in a new direction. Every step is a step closer to where I want to be.
With a job comes money, which was my first step. It's helped me pay and plan trips and save up for gadgets that will improve my blog and creativity in general.

I'm slowly getting my positive vibes back now that my mind is busy and active. I'm concentrating now on being the best person I can be in body and soul. I also want to work and improve a lot on this blog and my involvement in the blog world. I want to be proud of the post I publish and not just publish a post because I haven't in a while.

I'm super optimistic about the second half of 2015 and excited for my upcoming 2nd blogaversary!





      

Friday, 29 May 2015

North East in May


After a long 6 months I flew back to what feels like my second home, Newcastle Upon Tyne. I can't express how much I love this city, it was the best decision of my life to make the move and study there. There's always so much to do in Newcastle and because a lot of my friends live in the North East there are always people to see. So much fell on this weekend I went (Thurs 21st - Mon 25th).

Originally I was only flying over for a Hozier concert, which was sublime by the way but my friend who currently lives in New York was home that weekend so we had the best catch up over food and cocktails.


I also got to see my chummy Matty before he travels Asia for the summer and we spent the Saturday with our other chummy Ryan who came down from Glasgow to pardy it up with more cocktails. Cocktails are my favourite.


I'm sure it won't be long until I'm back in the North of England again, I just can't keep away!!


  

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Charlie's List | The Perks Of Being A Wallflower


This idea came to me when I was reading The Perks Of Being A Wallflower for the second time recently. When I first came across the book I thought it was so cool that I knew and loved a lot of the references so I thought there was a high possibility that I would like the rest. Therefore this year I will attempt to read/watch/listen to Charlie's List. Feel free to join in with the list below!

READ

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
This Side of Paradise by F. Scott Fitzgerald
A Separate Peace by John Knowles
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
Walden by Henry David Thoreau
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The Stranger by Albert Camus
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand

WATCH

Rocky Horror Picture Show
It's a Wonderful Life
The Producers
Reds
To Kill a Mockingbird
The Graduate
Harold and Maude
My Life as a Dog
Dead Poets Society
The Unbelievable Truth
Night of the Living Dead

LISTEN 

"Heroes" by David Bowie
"Where Eagles Dare" by The Misfits
"Asleep" by The Smiths
"Vapour Trail" by Ride
"Scarborough Fair" by Simon and Garfunkel
"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum
"Time of No Reply" by Nick Drake
"Dear Prudence" by The Beatles
"Gypsy" by Suzanne Vega
"Nights in White Satin" by The Moody Blues
"Daydream" by The Smashing Pumpkins
"Dusk" by Genesis
"MLK" by U2
"Blackbird" by The Beatles
"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac
"Smells Like Teen Spirit" by Nirvana
"Another Brick in the Wall, Part II" by Pink Floyd
"Something" by The Beatles
"School's Out" by Alice Cooper
"Autumn Leaves" by Nat King Cole
"Broken Wings" by Mr. Mister
"I'm Going Home" sung by Tim Curry as Frank-N-Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show
"Landslide" by Fleetwood Mac

It makes things easier to keep tabs on by scoring out in this post, I'll be sure to come back to it a lot.
Happy reading, watching and listening!

Thanks Charlie, love always Franny.


Tuesday, 12 May 2015

Inspiring Videos

Inspiration comes in many forms and I welcome each and every one of them. I'm inspired everyday to evolve lost ideas, enhance my well-being and kindly participant in the universe. If it gives me motivation to positively improve any aspect of my life, I'll take it. Some of my inspiration comes from YouTube videos that I stumble across and immediately send to everyone I know so I though I would share some of my favourites with the blogger world as they might inspire you too!


I'll start with familiar faces on YouTube, Troye Sivan and Louis Cole.
Troye Sivan - Becoming You | I love Troye's videos and this is by far my favourite. I've watched it at least 20 times. It's creatively shot and edited with a great message. Be you by creating yourself. It's hard sometimes to not get caught up in what your friends or other people are doing and imitating them to be safe. Find your style and your flair and own it!

Louis Cole - Living The Adventure | Now if this video doesn't give you the travel bug I don't know what will. I've always loved the thought of travelling the globe but at the minute my funds are making it impossible. This video however gives me momentum to hatch a plan to make all my travelling dreams come true.

Next is my main man Alan Watts. All my friends are familiar with his videos now whether they wanted to be or not. I just pester them with his videos all the time. I previously wrote an appreciation post about him here: Inspiring People | Alan Watts. So I will just leave a link to what I think is one of his best words, Alan Watts - What If Money Was No Object?

The Jelly Bean video. The Time You Have (In Jellybeans). This video came out about 2 years ago and knocked me for six. It really makes you think about your day to day life and how precious those hours in your day are. I try to be in the moment as much as I can but I'm defiantly a head in the future girl, making plans and lists and talking about those plans and lists. Videos like these many me stop and really appreciate what I have in the now.

Jim Carrey Speech . I think this is great advice for people stuck in their career or thinking about with career path to go down. Sometimes the older we get the more we think we are out of time and can't change now. Which is completely not true, you are never to old to life your life the way you want too.

I've saved to best until last. The Greatest Speech Ever. If this doesn't get your pulses racing and make you feel like your ready to take on the world then I can't help you much more. I feel so empowered after I watch this video and makes you think world peace is that little bit closer.


"We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone."
- Ronald Reagan




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