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16 October 2015

Easy-to-do Skeleton Halloween Makeup


I've never really been one for Halloween until I came away to uni. But now I quite like dressing up and painting my face so I thought I would share with you my simple skeleton makeup look! Enjoy!

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14 October 2015

FOXY HD BROWS


Last month I went for my first ever HD Brows treatment. I was so pleased with the lady's amazing work. She managed to wrangle my thick and thin in places brows into submission.

When I left, I decided to purchase the kit she had used on me to take home!
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12 October 2015

ACTIVISM: SEAWORLD AND ORCA FREEDOM. A PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE.

As a journalism student, I am studying a module called 're-thinking journalism'. This module is teaching us to think about digital activism and how new communication and technological changes are being used to drive political and social changes around the world.

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10 October 2015

BOOKS: MOLLY AND THE CAT CAFE

Ever since the #NEBookSwap, I have become obsessed with reading again. My pile of books on my shelf has become so much that i'm stacking them in piles in front of my shelf and when I go to the shops I stop and browse the books for ages.

My Aunty is also an avid reader and writer. We both love cats and cat stories and our house is filled with cat related statues, books and prints. For Christmas I always buy her books. I wanted to give her a cat book this year as she is a fan of books like ' A street cat named Bob' and 'Solomon's Kitten', and I spied this on the shelf and after reading the blurb I thought it would be a cute read:
The shock made me acutely aware of my homelessness. Christmas had always been my favourite time of year. The first sign of it at home was the appearance of Margery's modest artificial tree by the front room window. As she carried the box of decorations into the room, I would run over, purring, and as soon as she placed it on the carpet I would dip my paws into the pile of baubles, delighting in the sound they made as I fished around trying to catch them with my claws.'
When two-year-old tabby, Molly, loses her beloved owner, her world falls apart. Rehomed with three cat-hating dogs, she decides to take matters into her own paws and embarks on a gruelling journey to the nearest town. As Molly walks the cobbled streets of Stourton, she begins to lose all hope of finding a home . . .
Until one day she is welcomed into the warmth by caring café owner, Debbie. Like Molly, Debbie is also an outsider and, with a daughter to care for, she is desperate to turn around the struggling café.
But a local battleaxe is on the warpath and she is determined to keep out newcomers, especially four-legged ones. It looks as if Debbie will have to choose between the café and Molly. Yet maybe the solution to their problems may not be as far away as they think.
Will Debbie and Molly be able to turn their fortunes around to launch the Cotswolds' first Cat Café?
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I managed to read this book in one evening. A lovely story narrated by Molly herself, It was an adorable read. It made me really think about how animals view us, our behaviour and how strange sometimes we people must seem to cats. I won't spoil the ending but It really was a lovely read and I hope to find another book similar to it soon! The story opens with a slightly sad couple of chapters that I had to screen because of family issues just to make sure it wouldn't hit an emotional sore spot for my Aunty, but after finishing the book, it is a mere sad blip at the beginning.
Now that I know for a fact my Aunty will like it I can't wait to wrap it up and see how she enjoys the story. I also hope it will inspire her to carry on her own cat stories and enjoy exploring her own writing.

S x 
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7 October 2015

A BISCUIT AND A FLAPJACK

At the weekend, I went to Leeds for  a Fall Out Boy and had an amazing time!
It was a big weekend for me. I had been waiting months after booking the tickets, gone through a lot of panic as to whether I actually could go and then the stress of packing, travelling, meeting his parents and also being in a loud venue! (I'm practically deaf already!)
We headed down on the coach, had a quick wander round the shops before heading to his to get dinner and ready for the gig! It was loud, bright, exhilarating and a wonderful night. But the other highlight of the weekend for me was finally meeting the pigs!  
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During the summer my boyfriend got two new little guinea pigs. I'd seen them a lot over snapchat but really couldn't wait to meet them in person. As much as I love my Pammy, I've always wanted to look after a slightly bigger animal. I don't think a cat or a dog will be making it's way into my life anytime soon but perhaps a Guinea pig or two!
Biscuit is the grey shorthaired pig and Flapjack is the (slightly) larger multicoloured pig.
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Both of them were a little scared of me but I persevered and grew to enjoy cuddling them and feeding them bits of grass and leaves. They were suprisingly cuddly and I definitely think I would love one.
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(please ignore the silly faces, these were snapchats to my friend!)
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5 October 2015

LEEDS: FALL OUT BOY LIVE

I have been waiting for the best part of a decade to see Fall Out Boy live.
Everytime they came to the UK, I missed them. After booking these tickets I nearly missed out on the chance to go again but thank goodness for good people! I got to go, and although I'm not the person to get down in the standing area and jump around for a few hours, I left with a sore throat and my ears ringing.
Definitely one of the best nights of my life.
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2 October 2015

SEPTEMBER FAVOURITES


It's time for my monthly favourites! This past month I haven't really had much to love in the beauty department except for my Clinique moisture Surge Set which has rescued my skin!
This month it has all been about tech, tv, games and books! I've spent a long time this month sorting out things to watch and read in the upcoming autumn semester. Then we were hit with an indian summer, its bright blue skies and 17 degrees right now despite the fact it's October. ( It is so WEIRD!)  So at the moment it's been a little bit of a wasted effort but i'm sure by November or so, i'll be pleased I've done it!
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