Wednesday, 30 September 2015

My everyday hair - The Lob

This is my go to hairstyle since I got the chop, I think short hair looks amazing with messy curls, it just looks so effortless and chic. A look I forever wish I had. So I thought I'd do a quick look into what I do and use. 

I have two curling wands a smaller barrel for tighter curls and my everyday go to one being this TRESemme Volume curl wand  that I use for the looser messier curls. I personally find the wands easier to use then the tongs, but it doesn't matter use your preference. 

I section my hair into two just because it easier, starting from the back and working forwards.

Once the bottom section of hair is done, I do the top section. Once again working from the back to the front. I then simply set with hairspray. 


Tuesday, 29 September 2015

OOTD - Transitional outfits

Trousers - New Look on ASOS // Top - New Look // Jumper - Forever 21 (old) // Shoes - Ebay

It's coming to the end of September and going into December which now means we're in that awkward phase of weather, where you're shivering in the mornings and evenings and sweating during the day. Which of course means lots of layers and large bags so you're always prepared for what the weather throws at you! I'm really not ready for the cold weather. 

For this outfit, I chose to wear these lovely loose jogger style trousers that I picked up earlier this summer to travel in when going to Rhodes, they're incredibly comfy and feel like I'm wearing PJS, so I tried to style them up in a way that I can wear them still while it's getting colder. I certainly can't afford a whole new A/W wardrobe so trying to integrate my summer clothes into winter clothes is essential at the moment! For this look I paired them with a vest top that has this lace detailing along the bottom and a cropped jumper, the lace of the top is just longer then the cropped top and detail and interest to the outfit! 

How are you transitioning into the autumn?!


Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Why I'm a vegetarian

Found on Google images. 

If you're a regular reader of my blog or follow me on Twitter you may have noticed I went vegetarian about 4 months ago now. You can see that post here. One thing I've found in particular since going vegetarian is that people just don't seem to understand why I've chose to do this. So in true blogger fashion it inspired blog content. 

  1. It's not a health choice it's an ethical one and although I'm not a vegan I feel it's natural progression however I don't feel it's right for me at this moment in time.
  2. I came to the conclusion that animal welfare is more important to me then the fact I love a good steak. This decision has nothing to do with the fact that I don't like the taste of meat, I do, however for years I've ignored what is actually on my plate and didn't see it as an animal; to stop myself feeling guilty.
  3. Eating meat is murder. When did we decide we had the right to take a living beings life.
  4. Why is killing and causing harm to a pet or an animal you have cared for or hunting really any different then killing an animal for the meat industry?! I think because mankind has normalized this particular treatment and that because people have grown up always eating, it's hard to go against something that's pretty much engrained from a toddler.
  5. If you look over the actually killing of the animal, the treatment of the animal itself and it's offspring, both mentally and physically, is horrendous. These aren't dumb animals that doesn't feel pain, emotions. They are intelligent.
  6. Since becoming vegetarian I've learnt more about the vegan lifestyle and the effects the meat industry actually has on the world. This has definitely made up my mind this is the right decision for me! 
    For example:
  7. The animal agricultural industry is one of the leading causes of global warming. 51% of greenhouse gases created are generated by livestock and their products. This is more then all transport combined.
  8. A part of the rainforest is being cut down for cattle farms every second.
  9. It takes upto 5000 gallons of water for one pound of meat. That's a lot of water for not a lot of meat.
  10. There are also  health benefits which is often a motive for other vegetarians. 

If you comment I don't want any hate or negativity, I'm not writing this post to make people feel guilty or judge them for their choices. I simply want to offer up my reasoning behind my choice to help other understand and maybe influence someone decision to go vegetarian as well.


Tuesday, 22 September 2015

OOTD - Details

Top - New Look // Necklace - New Look // Jeans - Topshop // Shoes - Ebay // Leather Jacket - MissSelfridge 

I've found myself going for simple pieces that have subtle details, I like that minimalistic look and I feel that's what this outfit is all about the details! I got this lovely faux suede, that feels aaa-mazing which has this cute tie up detail on the side, I simply paired it with my ripped jeans and this layered necklace I brought in New Look. I love how simple and dainty the design is, dainty necklaces are my go to at the moment! 

I got a new Faux (of course) leather jacket from Miss Selfridge as mine started to literally shred itself. It's just what I was looking for in a jacket, it's comfortable and has plenty of movement. I would say if to buy it a size up or 2, I would have usually have brought an 8 but I got a 10 in hope that it would fit with jumpers underneath and it just about does if not a little snug! 


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

OOTD - "I carried a watermelon"

Jumpsuit - H&M // Crop Top - New Look // Watermelon bag - Matalan // Shoes - Primark

There are a lot of things I love within this outfit, particularly the jumpsuit. This is my first time wandering into the wide leg trousers, for a 5ft girl who doesn't like heels that's pretty brave. It's super comfy like wearing pajamas or nothing both a plus to me. As it's getting cooler now layering comes to play, so I paired it with this off the shoulder crop; it admittedly doesn't add a whole lot of warmth but it looks darn cute. It's definitely an outfit I'll be carrying on into autumn! 

Now this bag, I saw it in Matalan and new I couldn't leave with out it, mainly because I thought I was hilarious ( I obviously am hilarious) walking round the shop and my house telling everyone that I carried a watermelon. The joys Dirty Dancing brings to real life. 


Tuesday, 15 September 2015

Behind the Scenes -

I thought I'd do a little post on what I use for blogging and my 'set up' so to speak. I'm a blogger on a very tiny budget and very limited space (I still have to share a room with my sister), so there really is not going to be anything fancy. But then are we all really those fancy bloggers with blogging rooms and desks? I know what it's like wishing you had your own space for your blog!

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Day in the life of - My blogging routine

Before I pretty much do anything, I check my social media and constantly get distracted with it throughout the day! Also nods to that not so subtle plug of my Instagram.

I'm trying to get into the habit of taking photos or writing up posts in bulk. For me this has taken a lot of pressure off of blogging, the reassurance of knowing I'll be able to upload a post every week is great. I've found I enjoy blogging far more since I've started this, so I'd recommend it. 

I keep notes on my phone of post ideas, I have a notebook which I try and carry around with me everywhere to jot down and plan out posts. I know I'll have at least one of these things on me. If I know I want to include certain things in a post, such as points I want to write about or take photos of, I draft a little to do list. Like I've done for this post, when of course I didn't have my notebook with me.

I of course take all my blog photos on my camera, I often take the opportunity to take photos for my Instagram to either promote my post or as a general photo. I've been trying to dress up my photos recently so I was experimenting with different things that I wanted to use. 

I use both my laptop and my nans computer when blogging. I often just use the computer to edit photos and upload them to posts on the computer, this is for 2 reasons 1 just because I find it easier and 2 I have a Chromebook so they don't have loads of space on them. 

I have my laptop on me pretty much all the time so I often find myself writing my posts up on there or promoting my posts on social media. I do this a couple of times a day, usually in the morning, afternoon, evening. 


Tuesday, 8 September 2015

Book Review - Everyday Sexism

Now I'm sure there is some unwritten rule somewhere that your holiday reads need to be light, easy reads. But chose to ignore that memo because ya know fighting the norm and all that! But if I'm being honest I'd rather a good murder or something I can sink my teeth into over anything else. Don't get me wrong I'm a sucker for a good chick flick, but I want to be reading something that I never want to end but I can't put it down until it's finished. 

Anyway Everyday Sexism is a project I've seen on Twitter and I saw a few people on my feed had mentioned reading the book. Alongside Feminism, probably because they both walk hand in hand, sexism is something that I have a particular interest in; which you may have noticed if you follow me on Twitter. I thought my holiday would be the perfect opportunity and motivation to to give it a read and I really enjoyed it. 

I love that it's backed up with with real experiences, statistics and spoke about a range of areas in a women's life and how they are treated and portrayed from school life to the place to TV. But not only that it talks about problems women have to face in cultures all over the world and the sexism that men are also facing when it comes to being a father and doing the more "girly" things. 

It's got some pretty heavy stuff in it, but it opens your eyes to things you hadn't even considered or the truth in numbers. Evidence is important these days to actually get people to listen to what you're saying and prove your points. I recommend it to both men and women particularly those who are just brushing it off as if this isn't a problem in the world; it could really open your eyes and mind.