Saturday, 30 November 2013

Short Hair: Hairstyling tips

I have short hair and I'm trying to grow it out ( Its just reached my shoulders). Only sometimes it can be hard to manage and my hair can flick out at the ends like this
So that is why I have a selection of short hairstyles to help my hair look funky as it grows out.

1. Straight
This is where I blow dry my hair straight. I usually get my hair like this on a weekend or during the holidays when I have more time to dry it.
To get the back I lie upside down on the bed and place the hair dryer under the back of my hair, while brushing, to blow dry it straight. Usually when I leave the house the ends curl due to wind so I would recommend using some hairspray to keep it in place.

2. Ponytail
I brush my hair back into a ponytail. Then I grip up the lose bits of hair at the back using hair grips. Then using a hair grip I pull a small bit of hair down by my ears so I have cute wisps. This is what It looks like at the end.

3. Half Pony
I brush the top half of my hair into a high ponytail and then secure with a bobble. I then leave the rest of it loose and this is what it looks like.

4. Headband
I follow the same routine for blow drying my hair straight. Then I use a headband to push my hair back slightly and It ends up looking like this. You can get a gazillion different ones which you can use to coordinate with your outfit. This one is black which I'm wearing with this outfit and I use for school ( as its a regulation headband)

For those of you with short hair like me I these tips help you.

Sunday, 24 November 2013

The Poem that I read

Bonjour chatons ( French for "Hello Kittens" (。♥‿♥。) )

Yesterday I came across an extract from a poem and it is now one of my favorite poems.
Here it is:

You are not a freak
You a not a loser
You are not fat
You are not ugly
You are not stupid
You are 60% water, 65% oxygen, 18% carbon and 100% human.
Do not hate your body, you are beautiful
Do not hate you scars. Love them. Learn from them
Be the person who can say " I didn't come out untouched. I was beaten down and torn apart and bleeding from the skin and heart. But I won"
You conquered the bloodiest battle and you are so brave

Us, being teenage girls, have probably all felt like this at some point. This poem got me thinking and it opened my heart and mind. How many of us have been called a nasty name repeatedly? I really
don't understand why people want to do that- its not funny, its not joking, banter ect. All your doing is making their life a misery. How many of us have been torn down or, even worse, torn someone down. I cant stand people who make other peoples life a misery for no reason. It wont hurt you not to call someone names- if you don't like someone just leave them alone!!! It would make society and the world a 100000000 times more nicer.

Sorry,rant over, I'm very passionate on this topic in case you haven't noticed. Moving on this poem has a very powerful message. Our journey through life isn't going to be easy, we will have to overcome obstacles (physical,emotional,mental) everyday but we will get through it. So to all those people who have been torn down or going through a hard time, I hope this poem gives you hope and you will get through it. If you ever see someone who is being torn down HELP THEM!!!! They will feel a million times better and you would make me a very happy bunny.

I hope this post makes people think and more importantly helps people out

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Moulettes and Manchester

Hello my vanilla cupcakes (✿◠‿◠)

On Friday night I went to a gig in Clitheroe to see... the Moulettes!!!
There is a story behind why we went to see them. About a year ago we went to see a group called the Levellers ( a very old group that my parents like and I grew up listening to their music) and the Moulettes were the support group. We all fell in love with their music instantly as they were amazing. They sing pretty unique songs- so let me tell you about their music.
I would say there music falls under the genre of folk. Now you may think OMG that's old wouldn't dare listen to it. Actually you would be surprised. There songs are very powerful and have a lot of meaning. Some of the songs the compose and sing are quite dark such as Bloodshed in the Woodshed. My favorite song is called Rumpelstiltskin's Jiggle. The violinist and the cellist play a tune together. It gradually gets faster and faster until the end of the song- no words at all. 
Overall I loved seeing the Moulettes perform again and even better after the gig I got to meet them!! They are lovely people and very talented. I strongly recommend you listen to their music, NOWWWW!!!

The Moulettes

Then, Yesterday, I went to Manchester with my parents and we had a brilliant time looking round the Christmas market. To begin with we bought drinks from a stall. Mine was a hot chocolate with whipped cream and marshmallows and a chocolate flake. Now I have a little story that goes with this. The lady there put the hot chocolate down ( with a chocolate coin) and I was about to take it. Suddenly the lady said no that isnt yours ( it was for the lady standing next to me) So I let her take her hot chocolate and handed back her chocolate coin. Then mine came without a chocolate coin!!! I was bitterly disappointed but the hot chocolate was yummy.
Afterwards we looked round the stalls. There were craft stalls, jewelry, beauty products, clothes and food stalls galore. I particularly loved the little quirky stalls that sold unique gifts. To finish off we looked in a few shops and I bought my families Christmas presents and a few things for myself. So if you live near Manchester or don't then Go to the Christmas market and have a good look round!!!
The Market

 The Goodies I bought for myself

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Books, Books, Books


From a young age I have loved reading books!!! I own a load of books ( my bookshelf is collapsing to due to how many I have!!). As I'm a Teenager I'm addicted to Teen Fiction so here are some of my top reads:

Paper Aeroplanes By Dawn O'Porter

Background: It is set in 1994 with 2 Tudor Falls girls, Renee and Flo. Flo is a goody, goody, lives in the shadow of her controlling best friend and her Mum refuses to look after her and her younger Sister. Renee is rebellious, lives with her strict grandparents and her 2 best friends dont even care about her. When Renee and Flo meet a very extraordinary friendship forms.

My Opinion: I loved reading this book and just couldn't put it down. Its very realistic and relates to teenage life very well. Also you really feel for Renee and Flo.

Torn: Cat Clarke
Background: Alice goes on a school trip to the Scottish wilderness. She shares a room with her best friend Cass, Emo Rae, Socially Rejected Polly and popular Tara. One of these girls is killed in man slaughter and the rest of the book is about living with the guilt

My Opinion: Wow, wow, wow!!! This is one of the best books I have ever read. I love the main storyline and all the sub plots that unfold. Again I couldn't put this book down and I strongly recommend to read this book, NOW!!!

Confessions of a Teenage drama queen: Dyan Sheldon
Background: Kooky Lola (Mary) moves from New York to New Jersy (AKA deadwood). Lola dreams of becoming an actress. At her new school she becomes best friends with Ella, battles with the Great Santini eg Carla and gets the lead role in the school play.

My Opinion: Dyan Sheldon is one of my favorite authors and this is the best book I have read of hers ( Its my favorite as well so double points) I also own all of her books she has written. I could strongly relate with Lola ( I feel I am like Lola)

Sunday, 3 November 2013

My Half Term

Hello all!!! I hope you all had a wonderful half term. Like many of you I'm back at school tomorrow blergh :( ( although I do get to see my friends again)

So for the past 4 days of half term I was away (woooooooo) and this is what I got up to.

On Halloween (Thursday) I arrived in the beautiful city of Norwich. I spent the evening and the most of Friday exploring the city.

On Thursday we looked around the city and I can find the words to it! It has lots of well known shops such as Primark, Topshop, Waterstones, Boots, Lush ect. However it does have lots of little quirky and unique shops that can be found down the side streets. It even has its own Market which sell a wide range of items.

That evening we ate in a lovely restaurant called Bella Italia and the food was delicious.
When we had finished our meal we walked back to our hotel. As we were walking back and there was a Halloween parade going on!! People were dressed up as witches, devils, skeletons and even people on giant stilts dressed up as bats.

On Friday we looked around the city ( properly this time) and I got on with some serious shopping. 
Although Norwich has about a gazillon shops it has a historic feel to it. There is even a castle which you can look around and its spectacular ( especially in the evening as it has a spooky sort of feel)

On Saturday I went to France for the day *gasp* (yes its possible!!!).
We went to a huge seaside town called Boulogne ( although we didn't see the coast) and its 20 minutes from Calais.
As mentioned earlier Boulogne is huge!! The town center is very funky as there are multi- colored benches and brightly patterned statues.
Shopwise there are lots of French clothes shops, knick knack stores, bakeries and patisseries.
If you go towards the back of Boulogne you will find an old historic side to it with lots of souvenir shops.