Wednesday, 31 December 2014

NEW YEAR 2015

Top 5 New Year Wallpapers for 2015

(photo from pinterest) 

Hello everyone!!

This is just a little post to say I hope everyone had a lovely Christmas (if you celebrate it) & I would like to wish you all a happy new year. 2014 was such an incredible year for me in so many different ways. I travelled a lot to places that I had always hoped to, I met so many great people, I saw so many great bands/artists live, I got my first job,  I began studying one of my hugest passions in life, and for once in a very long time, I was happy!! There was times this year when I had to make difficult choices but the right ones were made and I cannot wait for 2015 to make even more choices that will change my life.

I hope to be back in the New Year blogging more than last year, I have so many great ideas but it’s just about putting them in place. I hope you all have a wonderful new years eve and a brilliant 2015.

Thanks for reading!!


K<3

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Would you Rather?; Christmas Edition


Hello everyone!! I saw this "Would You Rather; Christmas Edition" circling around the blogging world and thought I would give it a go as well. I love playing would you rather and it can be quite funny haha.
Hope you enjoy reading!!

Have to sing Jingle Bells loudly every time you walk into a room or wear a Santa Suit to work/school every day for a week?
I would wear a Santa suit every day for a week because its not that bad as having to sing every time to you enter a room. As much as I love singing, wearing the santa suit sounds more fun.


Not celebrate Christmas this year or not celebrate your birthday this year?

I am going to go with not celebrate my birthday (next year), 19 birthdays are not that exciting. I'll still turn a year older just not celebrate it right?


Have Frosty the Snowman for a friend or Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer?
Frosty would melt after a while and that would mean I'd lose him as my friend so I'll go with Rudolph even though I am not his biggest fan.

Have Mistletoe hanging in your bedroom doorway, or have a large decorated Christmas Tree in your bedroom doorway?
The tree would get in the way and would be difficult to get past. The mistletoe would be a nice little decoration haha.

Write a Five Paragraph Essay about the meaning of Christmas or solve a page of Christmas themed maths problems?
As weird as this sounds this is a tough one haha. I really enjoy writing essays for some reason and doing maths problems can actually be fun if they aren't too hard. I’ll go with the essay I guess.





Have a job wrapping presents at the mall or have a job taking photographs of children sitting on Santa's lap at the mall?

I love photography so taking the pictures even though that is a little creepy. I enjoy wrapping presents as well but after a while I get bored and end up wrapping the presents up any old way so they turn out a little messy. I do like putting pretty ribbon and things like that on my parcels but I'll stick to the picture taking.


See The Nutcracker or Dance in the Nutcracker?
I have always wanted to see The Nutcracker. I am an actor not a dancer therefore wouldn't want to dance in it.


Be given £100 for Christmas to spend on yourself or be given £1000 before Christmas to buy presents for other people?

I'll take the £1000 to spend on other people, I love buying presents for people that aren't myself. Its so much fun buying something for someone else.

Have a nose that glows red like Rudolf's or have pointy ears like an elf?

If I had a nose that glowed it would be easier to notice therefore I would be called names all the time whereas if I had pointy ears I could just cover them with my hair.

Be one of Santa's Elves or be one of Santa's Reindeer?

I’d prefer to be an elf. I mean a flying reindeer is pretty cool but working in Santa’s workshop sounds like great fun!!

Thank you so much for reading & hope you have a lovely day!!


K<3

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Christmas Excitement!!


Do you ever just get so festive and excited about Christmas you can't contain yourself? Well that has been me this week; suddenly I got this feeling about how excited I was about Christmas. Over the last few years, I have not gotten this feeling and was beginning to think the spirit of Christmas had disappeared and the true meaning of Christmas was lost but not this year. I can officially say I think I am done with my Christmas shopping this year (which is a first) unless I truly want to spoil people this year. I have been singing Christmas songs non-stop and have bought a few festive jumpers. The only thing I have not done yet is put my decorations up but only two more days for me and then I can get my tree up and things. This year is the first year in a while that I can truly go out on Christmas presents for people and not worry about money problems, which has been lovely. It is also the first year that I have had a job therefore I have experienced Christmas shopping from behind the scenes in a way, dealing with other peoples shopping problems rather than my own. Next week is the last week of college of 2014 and I am so ready for a little break, it’s been a crazy experience the last few months but I need to relax for a while. I cant wait to finish up so I can probably get into wrapping presents and doing some festive baking/crafts. I am planning on making some cookies and cupcakes with my little cousins then hopefully making some clay baubles for their tree. I have planned a full day for us to do exciting things but knowing me something will come up and I will not get round to doing it. The purpose of this post is to really say how exciting the festive season is for me this year and I hope that every year will be like this. I also wanted to break up my posts before I post another Christmas tag post. I know tags are repetitive on my blog but when I have been as busy as I have been trying to get posts up has been a difficult task therefore tags are easy to put up. Once I have finished from college though I’ll have a little more time to put that extra bit of effort into my posts.

Thanks for reading & I hope you have a lovely day!!


K<3

Saturday, 6 December 2014

Fifteen Festive Favourites


Hello everyone!!

I seen the lovely Jenna from chicgeekdiary  do a post called Fifteen Festive Favourites and decided that I would do it as well. Here are my fifteen! 


01. Favourite Festive Food

I love mince pies, its like an essential when it comes to the Christmas period I stock up on mince pies to last the full month of December, I love them with double cream. My favourite park of Christmas dinner though is the pigs in blankets & the bread sauce, yum!

02. Favourite Reindeer

It’s definitely not Rudolph, I do not see why he gets all the attention. I would probably go with Comet.

03. Favourite Day of Christmas
Christmas Eve!! I enjoy the day a lot more than Christmas itself, I spend it wrapping gifts and baking cookies and watching Christmas movies or singing Christmas songs.

04. Favourite Christmas Song
Oh, it has to be Born on Christmas Day by Brad Paisley. I just love it!! I really like Christmas Lights by Coldplay as well, it’s such a nice little song. 


05. Favourite Present

Last year I received one of the best Christmas presents I have ever received and that was Dolly Parton tickets (she is my idol). My mum told me that she was not able to get me tickets for Glasgow because I was in Belgium when she was here but I asked for tickets anywhere. Then on Christmas last year I was given a massive box wrapped up, upon unwrapping it I was faced with another box then another and another. Once opening them all up I found a CD (that my dad made for me) containing Dolly Parton songs and the ticket confirmation to see her live in Manchester. Them or my DSLR camera (my lil baby)


06. Favourite Festive Film

This is a hard one for me, I love so many. Some of my favourites are The Grinch, Home Alone (1-4) The Santa Clause (1-3), Jingle All the Way, The Nightmare before Christmas, Christmas with the Kranks, Arthur Christmas, Nativity & ELF.

07. Favourite Festive Cracker Toy

I always think cracker toys are a bit rubbish and there is not one that springs to my mind that I have got and loved. I always seem to be the one that gets a bottle opener or something silly like that.

08. Favourite Cracker Joke
I must admit that I just googled this because I couldn't remember any Christmas related jokes but I found a good one;

What does Miley Cyrus have at Christmas?
Twerky!
  
09. Favourite Christmas Decoration
I love Christmas nutcracker (soldiers). I just think they are lovely decorations and always seem to buy one during the Christmas season. I have found a new love for weird decorations such as animals in tutus, I think they are hilarious and even though they are a little bit stupid, I love them.

10. Favourite Christmas Candle Scent
I’m one for sweet scents such as Christmas cookies or something similar. I also have a love for all things Cinnamon scented or spiced apple flavours. One of my favourite to burn during the run up to Christmas is Yankee candle’s salted caramel, it is for sure one of my favourite scents ever!!!

11. Favourite Christmas TV Advert
The new Sainsbury’s advert has now become a firm favourite of mine. Every year everyone writes about how it’s not Christmas until you have seen the Coca Cola advert but not for me. I love the Irn Bru Christmas advert with the snowman, they fly over Glasgow and it really gets me into the Christmas spirit.


12. Favourite Festive Tradition
I started a new tradition of my own last year that every Christmas eve I would bake something and I cannot wait to do it again this year. Ever since I was a kid it was always a tradition to go to George Square to see the Christmas lights & the nativity, as I have gotten older I still keep this tradition up but also take a trip to the ice skating. Its also tradition to go to my Gran’s for Christmas dinner, a tradition I will never get tired of.


13. Favourite Place to Spend Christmas

I have never spent Christmas away from home so I guess home would be my favourite place to spend Christmas. I would one-year love to go away somewhere, having only experienced Disney World in the summer I imagine going for Christmas would be amazing. 


14. Favourite Christmas Fact

Another one I'm having to google because I wanted to find one that I didn't even know myself. (This is not a favourite fact it’s just random)

The Germans made the first artificial Christmas trees out of dyed goose feathers


15. Favourite Snowman Accessory

does his carrot nose count? It would not be a snowman without one.

There you go my Fifteen Festive favourites. It is a little different from doing the same boring old Christmas tag every year because my answers do not tend to change that much from year to year.


Thank you so much for reading as I had a lot of fun doing this & I hope you do it as well!!

K<3

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas Baubles

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Hello everyone!!

Recently I have been on the hunt for some crazy looking baubles for my Christmas tree this year and I thought I would share a few of my favourites. This year I have seen many shops bring out animal baubles with tutus and sparkly outfits on them and I LOVE them!! The French Bulldog was the first one I ever seen of them but the more I looked I saw a lot of places have jumped on the band wagon and brought out ones as well. Sticking with the dog theme, I love the look of wooden Christmas decorations and I a little pug one. There is a few of these pug ones with Santa hats on and things and I just think they are adorable. Christmas pudding baubles this year are also becoming a favourite of mine; the first one with the moustache is just great. It adds a little something special to the standard Christmas pudding, the other one is very traditional but I really like it. Keeping with the food theme, I managed to find a cute little brussels sprout bauble, I think I may need to buy it. The last one is the least cute but I like it because it is a little different, it’s a brain. Now I know brains have nothing to do with Christmas but I just really like this one and it would add some humour to my Christmas tree.

Hope you enjoyed seeing the Christmas baubles I have had my eye on this year & I hope you have a lovely day.


K<3



Monday, 1 December 2014

Secret Santa Ideas

Secret Santa Ideas


Hello everyone!!

Last year I unintentionally done “Blogmas” where I blogged everyday until Christmas day. They were all Christmas related posts and I really enjoyed doing it even though it was a little harder than expected. It would make sense to do it again this year because I have a lot more people viewing my posts than I did last year but that is not the case. Since going to college and getting a job, I hardly have any time to sit down and put time into my blog, which is why in the last few months I have not been that active. I really thought I would do it again this year but I am not able to make that kind of commitment.  To make up for it I am planning to do as many blog posts as I can in December, most will be related to Christmas. I am hoping (fingers crossed) to do some Christmas baking posts because I have so many recipes that I am dying to share with you all.

This being the first Christmas post I have decided to kick it off with a Secret Santa gift guide. We are doing secret Santa in college this year and it can be hard to find gifts that are suitable to not only to your person but also to your budget. Our budget is £5, something I did not stick to and have gone over. Each item I am sharing with you today is under £10 to fit with most people’s budget. My guide is mainly aimed at females but if you do happen to get a male you could easily turn my ideas into male friendly. 

Socks - New Look , nail polish/ lip bullet tree decoration - Topshop, Soap & Glory Bauble - Boots, Bath bombs - Lush, Vanilla Bath Set - The Body Shop, Wine Gift Set - Tesco, the Snowman & the Dog white chocolate - Thorntons




Thursday, 20 November 2014

The Fairytale Tag


Hello everyone!! I have seen the fairytale tag go about for a little while now and decided since I'm a huge Disney fan I would do it.

Snow White - Do you consider yourself beautiful?
I would say I'm far from it but maybe I shouldn’t put myself down like that haha.

Sleeping Beauty - How many hours do you sleep at night?
Depends on how tired I am!! I normally get around 6-8 hours per night sometimes less, sometimes more.

Cinderella - Do you have a curfew?
Nope. If I'm out I don't tend to say out that late anyway and normally I'm home before 3am. I am not one for saying out all night.

Rapunzel - Do you love being outside?
Yeah, I love being outdoors. There is so much more to see and do when you are outside. I love exploring and travelling so being inside is boring for me and I get fed up easily.

Red Riding Hood - Do you trust strangers easily?
No, I find it hard to trust people who are not strangers. I guess it’s due to growing up my parents were really strict on the whole don't talk to strangers thing.

The Wolf and the Seven Young Kids - Are you easily fooled?
Nah, its way too hard to fool me.

Beauty and the Beast - What makes someone beautiful in your eyes?
I think everyone is beautiful in his or her own way and for different reasons. No one is the same therefore there is not one type of beauty.

Ursula

The Little Mermaid - What would you sacrifice for love?
If I loved someone that much I would pretty much sacrifice anything for them. Again, with the whole trust thing I would need to really love them and trust them 100% for me to give up something.

The Frog Prince - What do you find disgusting?
Disrespectful and selfish people really disgust me. 

Jack and the Beanstalk - Do you have any plants?
Not really, my dad has quite a few dotted around the house but plants are not really for me. They look pretty once they have bloomed but I don't really have the time to look after them

Puss in Boots - Do you have pets? If not, do you want them?
I have one dog, a Staffordshire bull terrier, Sasha who I LOVE to pieces!!! She is like my best friend and I honestly don’t know what I would do without her. My dad also has a lot of fish, one I was rather close with, Terry, but it died. I would love another dog either a French Bulldog or Pug or both.

Bluebeard - What is your weak point?
Trust. I find it so hard to trust people and I recently wrote an essay for my first semester at college about myself in outcome one and discussed my issues with trust. Being an actor, trust is something you have to have with not only who you are working with but the people you are presenting in front of. It can be sometimes hard to deal with because it puts a barrier in front of me making me not perform to my full potential.

Pinocchio - What is your biggest wish?
Of course many people wish to win the lottery and I'm one of them, a little extra cash would be lovely. I would also love to do a road trip around America and go back to Florida (one of my all time favourite places). I want to make my family proud by achieving my dreams of becoming a full time actor.


Peter Pan

Peter Pan - What is your mental age?
I think it’s probably around 8. Most of the time I act like a child but I do know when to be serious. I LOVE having fun therefore acting like a child is completely fine by me just most people think I'm crazy!!

The Star Money - What is your most valuable possession?
My DSLR, it is my baby. I have such a passion for photography and love taking it with me on adventures to capture everything I see.

The Snow Queen - Who is your best friend and what would you do for him/her?
I would probably say my older sister (I may not be hers but I don't mind). She is one of the very few people who can make me laugh till I almost wet myself. I honestly don't know what I would do without her, despite our arguments we have such an amazing bond and I would do anything for them.

The Princess and the Pea - Are you sensitive?
I can be but I tend to hide behind a shield and just laugh things off.

Godfather Death - What qualities make a good parent?
As long as you are loving and patient you can be a good parent.

The Worn-Out Dancing Shoes - Do you like parties?
I like them to a certain extend, sometimes when I'm in the partying mood it can be fun but other times I just can't be bothered. Most parties get a lil boring if the music is rubbish or the atmosphere is not great.

The Emperor's New Clothes - Do you care a lot about your clothing?
Not really, fashion is not really my strongest point. Don't get me wrong I love looking at pretty outfits and wearing beautiful dresses but most of the time if I'm comfy then I'm all good to go.

The Brave Little Tailor - Do you consider yourself brave?
Yeah, I would say I am fearless! I have not ever found anything I'm scared of so yeah I would consider myself brave.

Thanks for reading & hope you do it as well!!

*all pictures are from pinterest*

K<3

Sunday, 26 October 2014

5 Things That Made My Week!!

5 Things That Made My Week

1. Getting my tattoo and falling in love with it. For a long time I have been wanting a tattoo but after winning a voucher for a local tattoo studio, I decided to finally go for it. I got a Daisy chain wrapped around my wrist and it’s beautiful, I can’t stop looking at it.

2. Going to my first job interview and getting the job. I had my job interview on Monday and was so nervous but it went amazingly. As it was my first interview, I did not know what to expect but the woman who interviewed me was great. I found out on the Wednesday that I got the job and I could not be happier. It is only a job for Christmas but it is better than nothing and there is always a chance of getting kept on permanent.

3. My anatomy exam being cancelled. Yes, I do wish that I got it out the way but it was a huge relief to hear the words from my lecturer that it was cancelled. It means I get an extra week to study for it so I will for sure pass.

4. Getting tickets for the Glasgow Christmas Lights switch on. Every year I always I go along with my cousin who gets the tickets but this year I managed to get them for myself. After looking on facebook, I seem to be the only one who did because I do not know anyone else who got them. Its always fun to go see them getting switched on even though it rains nearly every year.

5. Friday night with the squad. My friends and I are now known as the “SQUAD” and on Friday night we had one of the best nights ever at the student union. I love going out with my friends for a drink or two and having such a laugh. We took over the jukebox and played songs from the 80s which was great as we were the only ones singing.

Thank you for reading what made my week this week and I hope you all had a lovely week!!


K<3

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Halloween Room Decorations


(excuse the mess)




Hello everyone!!

Lately I have been on the hunt for some Halloween decorations to decorate my room with and I found a lot of great things in various places. I found the best places to go to were B&M, poundland/world & Wilkos, they have such a great selection. I decided this year unlike previous years that I really wanted to spice up my room, I do have some more decorations to go up but need to find the time to put them up. The bats and spiders were meant to glow in the dark but you have to have them up close to your eyes to see them glowing so in my opinion they aren't so great. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing what decorations I have put up in my room!!

K<3

Tuesday, 14 October 2014

Halloween Themed Clothing Items

Halloween Clothes
Hello everyone!

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year and I have been browsing lately on the hunt for some Halloween themed t shirts/jumpers to wear and decided to share them. The first one combines my love of both Disney and Halloween; it is a black jumper with a silhouette of Mickey Mouse holding a pumpkin. The next is a short sleeve black top with a glow in the dark skeleton on the front, I got a similar one to this last year from Primark and wear it all year round. The next is definitely the cutest and it is a white top with a cute little cat with bat wings saying, "BOO!” The orange jumper saying, "BOO!" is from ASOS and looks so warm and cosy; I love how bright it is as well. The ghost one makes me chuckle a little bit as it is a spin of the saying "if you've got it, flaunt it" only it is in the theme of Halloween. I threw the socks in because they are super cute and you can never have too many pairs of socks. I am now off to purchase one of two of these despite having no money. 

I hope you enjoyed seeing some Halloween themed clothing items. I am hopefully going to be putting some baking posts up sometime in the next week or so as I have this week off college so will have plenty of time to do so!


K<3


Thursday, 2 October 2014

Top Eight Things I love about Autumn!!



Hello everyone!!

Autumn is such a lovely time of the year. It is the time for relaxing after a summer full of fun and before the rush for Christmas. I have always loved autumn, ever since I can remember it has been my favourite season. The little things about autumn make it so special. There are so many things that I love about autumn and I thought that I would write a list of them. 

1. Crunchy leaves
The sensation you feel when you are walking, you step on a leaf, and it crunches puts a huge smile on my face. I do not know why I love it so much but I do and it is rather sad because whenever I see a leaf I walk towards it just to hear the crunch.

2. Autumn colours 
I love them. As soon as it hits autumn and the shops start filling with clothes coloured from orange to burgundy to brown, it makes me happy. They are not the brightest of colours but it does not matter because I love them. My favourite for this season is cobalt blue; it is a pretty colour all year round but especially in autumn.

3. Pumpkin spiced lattes from Starbucks.
 It is literally autumn in a cup; it is the perfect drink to have in the colder days as it warms you up on the first sip. This drink is probably my all time favourite drink from starbucks.

4. Beanie hats
 As I mentioned in my autumn tag I love them and as soon as autumn hits I venture out to buy a new one. I recently bought one from primark to add to my collection and it is rather cosy.

5. Halloween
 It is my most favourite thing about autumn so it had to be included. There is something about Halloween that automatically makes me happy. My favourite thing to do in the autumn season is to chill on the sofa watching Halloween films. I went out at the weekend and spent a large amount of money on decorations but it is for Halloween so it is acceptable. I think what makes me love it so much is the dressing up part, I love putting on an act and being something/someone else which explains why I am acting student.

 6. Salted caramel
 Whether it is salted caramel hot chocolates or salted caramel sauce, I love it. As soon as I hear that something has salted caramel flavouring I think of autumn. It’s such a weird combination of flavours that work so well together

7. Guy Fawkes Night
An annual celebration filled with bonfires and firework displays. I am not the hugest fan of fireworks as I think they are dangerous but I love the whole atmosphere that surrounds that night. Every year I go to one of my local parks with my friends and the rest of the city to watch the firework display and its great fun.

8. Dark lips
One of the only times that I can actually pull of dark lips and not look terrible is during autumn. I have been wearing them a lot recently and I just think they look great. My favourites of the moment are Makeup Revolution’s “Rebel with Cause” and the Revlon lip butter in “Red Velvet”.


Hope you enjoyed hearing what my top eight things about the autumn season are!


K<3

Monday, 29 September 2014

Autumn Wishlist

Autumn Wishlist

Hello everyone!!


Today I have a little autumn wish list for y'all. Lately I have been lusting over a few items for the autumn season and thought I would share them with you. The first being a new autumn/winter jacket, it is a navy parka from H&M and I love it. I seen this greyish jumper from H&M the other day in store and fell in love but they did not have my size so I’m on the hunt for this but it is so cosy and would be perfect for the colder weather. The next two items are beauty products, a nail polish and an eye shadow. The nail polish is from the Barry M gelly range in Paprika and it is this gorgeous burnt orange colour, perfect for autumn. The eye shadow is cranberry from MAC, my sister owns this but I hate having to ask her for it so I think its time I bought my own. The next thing is from the new Zoella beauty range and its one of her makeup bags; I love the design of this and think it’s really cute. I do not really need a new makeup bag but I love this one. The last thing is a candle from Village Candle and it’s in the scent spiced pumpkin. I love all things pumpkin scented so I cannot wait to smell this.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Autumn TAG!!





Hello everyone!!

Today I am going to be doing the Autumn Tag 2014 that I seen a few people do and  decided because I love tags & Autumn I would do it. As it is autumn and of course that is my favourite season I thought it would be appropriate to do an Autumn Tag. 

  1.    Ok, we are talking coffees – what is your favourite seasonal drink from Starbucks? 
I love Pumpkin spice lattes; they are delicious and always make me feel so cosy. Every time I get it, I automatically have a smile on my face because it just makes me so happy. I also love the smell of it when I open the lid, it just screams AUTUMN!!!!

2.    Accessories – what do you opt for, scarf, boots, gloves.
As soon as it starts to get colder, I tend to start buying beanie hats. They are a staple for autumn/winter time, they make your head warm but some of them are awesome looking. I love the ones with a bobble at the end.

3.    Music – what is your favourite music to listen to during autumn?
My music taste does not really change throughout the year apart from Christmas time when I sing Christmas songs all day. Autumn time just calls for the same music I listen to all year round.

4.    Perfume – what’s your favourite scent for this time of year?
This is a hard one... I do not have any perfumes that smell of autumn scents but lately I have been loving Philosophy Living Grace. Even though it is a rather fresh scent and normally associated with summer, I have been wearing it a lot lately.

5.    Candles – what scents will you be burnings this season?
Anything with Cinnamon & Pumpkin in it is all I burn. When I was in NYC earlier in the year I picked up a couple of Bath and Body Works candles in Mahogany Teakwood and have saved them just for Autumn. 

6.    What do you love most about Autumn?
Crunchy leaves & Halloween are my favourite!!! I also love the colours (oranges, burgundy, purples etc), pumpkins, the changing of the leaves, baking things with cinnamon flavours. Oh, I just love everything about autumn.

7.    Favourite makeup look?
I love darker lips, like a berry colour. I really like using a lot warmer colours such as orange in my eye makeup as I think it just looks so pretty.

8.    What are you looking forward to most in autumn?
I am so looking forward to HALLOWEEN this year, even though I always do. I'm most excited about all the things I have planned to bake. When I was younger, we used to always carve pumpkins but as the years went on that tradition faded, so maybe this year I will carve one again.

Thank you all for reading & I hope you do it too!!!

K<3