6/19/2014

Summer reading #2

 
I have just finished reading Severed heads and Broken hearts by Robin Schneider and I have to admit that I am experiencing post book depression! As I really liked the book. The start and the end were brilliant, but the middle not so much...as I found the cuteness of the romance quite boring at times. Overall the story line was good, though I feel like we really didn't get much of a description of what Ezra looked like. A little more description would have been grand. I have to admit that this isn't the type of novel I usually go for, thus, my opinion of the book may be skewed.
 
The next book is Revenge by Martina Cole, I have been eying this book for quite some time now, so I thought why not and got it from ASDA for £4. I am about to start reading it, and basically from my understanding, its about a guy named Michael who rose from the criminal underworld and became untouchable. then something happens, turns out he may not be so untouchable after all.
 
Got a new cute bookmark from WHsmiths, thought it deserved a little cameo.  

 
 

 

6/18/2014

Download Festival Catch up

Hi all, so just to start off with, here are a few unedited photos taken from my iPhone 5s, as I couldn't take my DSLR.
 

Zippo Stage, which was the closet to the staff camping site

Our daily march to the back of the Main stage


Back of the Main Stage

Staff stage area at night

Aerosmith
 
There are plenty more where those came from but, they are far too sloppy for a public blog. Anyways! I would like to start off by saying that I have had the best weekend of my life this year so far! as most of you know, I worked at the Download Festival this weekend just past. I was working in the VIP Arena which is known as R.I.P, so I was given a backstage working wrist band, which meant that I could literally go anywhere in the arena, even the press tents, artists tents and backstage of any stage. Needless to say I used this privilege whenever I was not working behind the VIP bars and pods.

I arrived at Donington park on the Thursday, where all employees had to sign in and set up our tents in the staff camping site. Luckily, when I got there I made two new friends one guy and one girl and we set up our tents next to each other and after that we out to the village and pretty much enjoyed the weather and drank. On Friday we were given our shifts, although they were pretty decent, I barely got to spend time with those friends.
 
On Friday night after my shift I decided that I would hang out with one of the guys from my shift and he introduced me to some amazing people in our camp site; four guys and two girls. Although the four guys didn't work for our agency, we pretty much all hang out all weekend before and after work. We mostly went to the village, and got on the funfair rides which seemed 10 times more fun when we were drunk. By Sunday night/Monday morning after watching Aerosmith, Going back to the village, where we went into a huge blue tent which had music and partying in the shisha tent. I had gotten really close to one of the guys. Without going into much detail, it's one experience that has been crossed off my life bucket list. 
 
I just hope wireless will be this fun.

 

6/17/2014

Yay 100 followers! + Sleek Make up Lipstick Giveway

Hello all!
I have finally reached the 100 Followers milestone! I am super happy as I never thought this would happen. As a thank you to all of my readers, I am hosting my first giveaway. I am giving away two Sleek make up True Colour Lipsticks of the winners choice. 

Good luck to everyone who takes part :]

 

6/11/2014

Download Festival Toiletries



 
I just wanted to write a quick post about the toiletries I got for camping, at the Download Festival which I will be working at. Starting tomorrow! I'm so excited and extremely nervous, as last time I worked there the weather was horrible. The agency I worked for weren't very nice either, but this time it's a new agency, new location and the weather is looking promising.
 
  1. Superdrug's Face towel
  2. Listerine Mouth wash
  3. Extra chewing Gum
  4. Colgate Sensitive Whiting Tooth paste
  5. Superdrug's Feminine wipes
  6. Superdrug's Travel Tooth brush
  7. Superdrug's Antibacterial gel
  8. Baptiste Tropical dry shampoo
  9. Superdrug's Cleansing facial wipes
  10. Superdrug's Seduction body spray (smells wonderful)
  11. Superdrug's 10p lip balm
  12. Vaseline lip balm
  13. Superdrug's Strawberry & Raspberry shower gel (don't know if my camp will have showers)
  14.  Dove pampering lotion
  15. ProPlus (I highly doubt that I will get much sleep).




6/08/2014

Beauty and Fragrance Wish list

Hugo Boss Orange Eau De Toilette for Her Charity Edition

e.l.f's Studio conditioning lip Balm SPF 15

Bobbi Brown's Hydrating Intense Night Cream

Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation SPF15

Soap And Glory's Puffy Eye Attack  - I read a really good review of this, and it's something I have been looking for a long time.


Has anyone used or tried any of these?






6/07/2014

Summer '14 Bucklist ✨

 
I have finally had some time to sit down and think about what I would really like to do this summer; come rain or sunshine. I have come up with about 20 goals and they are as follows:
  1. Make a 101 Goals in 1001 Days list - then start on some of them. I have seen a few of these lists on some blogs I follow and they seem like a pretty cool/fun way to get things done. Also, to beat the boredom.
  2. Have a film festival/Girls night in - Invite some friends over and ask them to bring their favourite movie each. Then just settle in with some snacks (mostly homemade) and burn a lazy afternoon and evening just watching movies together.
  3. Go to the cinema - I quite like my films and this summer's biggest movie is going be Transformers 4; just watching the trailers make me so excited. 
  4. Organize a walking tour - It would be kind of fun to find interesting historical and cultural sites in my town...which I have lived in for 2 years now and I only know where the local watering holes are (pubs/clubs). Also, I think it would be a great way to exercise, without thinking of it as exercise.
  5. Take some digital photographs - of anything and everything, why not?
  6. Visit a free museum or a zoo - Last time I went to either, I was in secondary school.
  7. Do some networking - I would like to spend an afternoon or something, writing emails to professional contacts, just to see what they’re up to and letting them know my ideas and quest for a placement. 
  8. Read an entertaining book - I have already got my eye on three fiction novels that I would like to read this summer.
  9. Read a “great” book - by this, I mean a book that genuinely challenges my beliefs and ideas. I would really like to read more about other cultures, maybe Haitian culture or Greek mythology. As,  a lot of things these days 
  10. Take a nap - It’s the ultimate free energy refreshing technique.
  11. Get things done - I do have a long list of things to do, which I seem to be putting off.
  12. Volunteer - as the job centre recommends. Also, if I got to volunteer some where in my field, that would be my placement sorted.
  13. Start a workout routine - I already got this under way, I'm doing a minimum of 3 days a week in the gym. 
  14. Plan next year’s summer holiday - Next year after graduation, as a treat for myself I would like to go somewhere outside of Europe.
  15. Explore a blog I like. 
  16. Take a stab at writing poetry or other forms of creative writing - I reckon I could spin a good story, not so much a poem though, but it doesn't hurt to try. After all, it's not like it's going to be published or anything.
  17. Go speed dating - In the movies it always looks so fun. I'd like to go to one event just to say that I have been. Though, I don't expect to find someone I like as I have been told that, my standards are far too high. 
  18. Get a new tattoo or piercing or both - I do have a tattoo in mind and I have been wanting to get it done but I find that tattoos(I already have 4) really hurt. That is what has been putting me off. Also, I would like to get my belly button pierced but, the last piercings I got were my nips and I have never experienced pain like that in my whole life (I already have 9 discrete piercings). 
  19. Re learn how to ride a bike - first of all, the saying 'you can't forget how to ride a bike' is a myth. I forgot, I don't know how to ride a bike, but there are home videos of me as a kid riding a pink bike, with no training wheels. 
  20. Start working on my level 6 project - the more I do before uni starts up again, the less stress I will have during term time. Also, I hit the jackpot when I got the award leader as my project supervisor; meaning I have the best of the best helping me. 
The majority of the items on my list don't require money to be completed as, I am having to scrimp so I can save up for bills and all. Nevertheless, I am looking forward to summer, I just hope the sun does come out to play. 
 
 

6/06/2014

Summer Reading


So I am kicking off some summer reading with the book above, Severed Heads, Broken Hearts by Robyn Schneider. I have saw this book on a blog and from my understanding, it is about a boy who has it all, a perfect life, athletic career and loses it all after a car accident. Can not wait to start reading it.

6/03/2014

Hey June



The month of June is always a spontaneous one, nothing is certain and anything could happen. The biggest event happening this month is the Download festival in Derby, it's not everyone's cup of tea, but I have been working there ever since I was 18, as bar staff. This year, I have been confirmed as Bar staff in the VIP arena, not too sure if this is a good or a bad thing. As, in previous years I have only worked at Bar 1, which is the closet to the main stage. Also, when we leave this bar we use the same pathway as the VIP/Media Guests camps. This, is how I have met and seen a few of the headlining acts, as they were coming off stage! Other than Download, there's nothing else really to look forward to look forward to.
 
 

6/02/2014

Weekly Catch up 1/06

So this week the catch up is a day late, eek, as I was kind of lazy to do it yesterday and I went out in the evening. Here it goes...
 
On Wednesday, my uni friends and I went to Barfest which is like carnage but on a much larger scale as it is held in big cities such as Birmingham. The event was great from what I can remember, though the organisation was very poor and the event ended very early. The shirt for Barfest cost me £25,  he train ticket was about £11 and not to mention the drinks I bought. As a student with a low paying job, I was a little peeved that the event was cut short because of some drunken people who had a fight outside of the clubs...I just don't see why all the clubs were evacuated 2hours early! Eventually after waiting 3hours in McDonalds we decided to get the 4:30am coach back rather than waiting for the 5:57am train back as originally planned. All in all, the bad out weighted the good on this occasion.
 
On Friday after work, a fellow employee decided she would spend the night at my place, and I was under the impression that she would leave in the morning; but nope. She didn't leave, instead she  wore my clothes & shoes without asking and me being too nice, I didn't really say anything. In efforts to try and stop her using my place like a bloody hotel, I decided that we should to go to harvesters which, was great. Though, the highlight of the meal was the ice cream sundae at the end. That evening, we went to work and she sort of wanted to come back to my place again for the night. I did say no, though I could have said it in a nicer way, considering I was her only remaining friend she has at work, and she's only been there for 4 weeks. I am not a nasty person, but I am starting to see why that is the case.
 
Anyways! On Sunday, after doing nothing but sleep, I went on a date with. We went to see Godzilla in 3D which was amazingly beyond words. I loved every minute of it and it's probably the best PG13 movie I have seen in a very long time. Godzilla was really the highlight of my week. 

 

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