Thursday, 31 October 2013

The Halloween Tag

I saw Kingsley do this tag on a video on youtube so I googled it and saw quite a few other people had done it so I have gotten the questions and decided to do it, as it is Halloween. Well it's not actually Halloween now, I am writing this in the past.. to be uploaded in the future.. as I am away so my apologies... ooh I wonder what future Bess is like, a little older, a little wiser, a little less irritating? 

1. What is your favorite Halloween movie?
Nightmare before Christmas
2. 1-10, how much do you enjoy Halloween?5, I think in England it's not as widely celebrated as in the USA. Most people I know don't really care about it.

3. What is your fondest Halloween memory?Probably going to the Halloween disco in Primary school
4. Have you always been a Halloween lover?I used to love it when I had Halloween disco to look forward to but now it's just a day where my Mum buys me sweets and I watch a movie so it's not anything particularly special.
5. How do you get into the Halloween spirit? I usually don't to be honest, however I feel a bit more in the Halloween spirit after making Halloween cupcakes with Isabella
6. Favorite Halloween decorations?Pumpkins are cute, I also like stars and moons and stuff.

7. Favorite halloween/fall scent?Honestly I'm not a huge fan of fall scents but salted caramel is quite nice.
8. Favorite candy?I only tried this recently, but for Halloween I think candy corn.
9. Vampires or zombies?Vampires but not 'twilight' vampires
10. What is your weird/odd fear?As I've mentioned before in another post, I'm a trypophobic so repeated textures or things with loads of holes in them freak me out a lot to the point where I'll feel physically ill.
11. Last but not least, do you believe in ghosts?I'm not sure but I'm leaning more towards the sceptical side.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

Collective Fashion Haul ft. Isabella ♡

So yesterday me and Isabella went shopping and we had originally planned to go to all the beauty stores and all the fashion stores but it just became fashion because we ran out of time and wanted to hurry back to Isabella's to make cakes (the vlog we made about that is here). Anyway, Isabella is going to write about the cake making on her page and I'm doing the haul here so make sure you click over to her page please because she's a new blogger and deserves 50000x more followers because she is a cutie.

What Isabella Bought:

 1. Grey Primark Cardigan/Jacket/Blazer (£14)
Isabella thought this was really cosy and it's lovely and baggy which is great for the autumn-winter season, I thought it was really cute how she said in Primark that her Mum is going to be stealing it from her and when we showed her Mum what we bought her Mum actually said she would be taking it. It doesn't have buttons on it but it had a clip type thing at the top but we thought it looked better open :)
 2. Primark Black Jumper Dress with White Collar (£12)
We picked this up thinking it was a jumper and we both commented on the cute collar, but we were wondering why it was so long and it turns out it is like a short dress and we were wondering whether it would look good or not, so Isabella tried it on and it looked perfect on her seriously and it wasn't itchy or anything. We went around the store feeling clothes to see if they were itchy, it's heartbreaking finding a nice jumper and then finding out how itchy it is :'(
 3. Primark Nail Wraps (£1 reduced to 50p)
Isabella saw these while we were waiting in the queue and just picked them up, I've heard some pretty decent reviews of these and you can't go wrong for 50p plus it saves messy nail polish accidents which I am prone to which is why 98% of the time I'm not wearing nail varnish. Is there a difference between nail polish and nail varnish? I should know right?..
 4. Poundland Doughnut Bun (£1 if you couldn't already guess..)
Isabella picked this up because she wants more volume in her hair, she has a really lovely face so her hair always looks nice in a bun. I love using these because you can get a nice evenly shaped bun (if you're like me and can't do neat ones then it looks like a 'messy' bun which is always great)
5. Not My Birthday Present From the Disney Store
We went to the Disney store for a few minutes just to look up the location of Isabella's bank and got lost in the cuteness of the store, one of the shop assistants actually came up to us and asked if we wanted help which means we must've looked a bit mad. If you watch the vlog then you'll see us in awe of it all, they had these adorable soft toys which I loved and if I ever get enough money I will buy them all and put them all in my bed and have a little disney family and kiss them all good night, anyway stay tuned as it's my birthday in about 3 weeks so I may do a birthday haul if I get anything ;)

What I bought:

1. Beatles Shirt From Primark (£8)
I saw this shirt when we walked into Primark for wave one and made a bee line towards the shirt, it's a 3/4 length which is quite good for the autumn-winter months because I have loads of band shirts but they're t-shirts and because they're baggy they're a bit awkward to layer but this is from the women's section (for once, 90% of my clothes are from the men's section) and it seems a bit baggy for a size 8 but it still seems pretty cool. I'm hoping my friends Khushboo and Lizzie don't notice the innuendo when I wear it to sixth form, I didn't notice until I had another look at it later but I still like it even though it's a bit different than what I would normally wear. This is a good top because you could wear it with jeans, shorts, skirts, all year round :)
 2. Primark 'the Little Mermaid' T-shirt (£6)
Quite possibly my best purchase of the day. It's rather bright but knowing me I'd wear quite neutral colours to co-ordinate it with so it'd cancel out. I know my philosophy teacher would love it because she's super cool and a Disney fanatic. If you watch my vlog you can tell that me and Isabella are also big Disney fans. I think this would look really cute tucked into a skater skirt. I got a size 10 but it's really baggy so I think either Primark is going mental with their sizing again or it's meant to be a baggy tee, the sleeves are rolled up which is quite cute too. I was dying from cuteness when I saw it, I love Disney so much I really need to acquire more Disney DVDs before all my VHS Disneys die on me :'( I did mention it's my birthday soon right?

 3. Primark Basic White 'Crew' Shirt (£2.50)
I've been wanting to get a new basic white shirt for quite a while but when I go out I sort of go like 'oh I can get this any time whereas this stock is going to run out' so I spend my money on something else but I saw it and just picked it up so I don't postpone it any longer. I accidentally picked up a V-neck which frustrates me because I didn't realise until taking the picture today however it doesn't look too bad and it's only £2.50. I got it in a small so it is a bit baggy but I didn't want an oversized shirt because I have loads of them and they're a bit awkward to coordinate with unless you're just wearing leggings around the house or tucking them into skirts and sometimes they don't look right tucked into skirts.
 4. New Look Black Jersey Skater Skirt (£12.99)
I've been wanting a basic black skirt for a long time because I have some baggy shirts that don't look right tucked into my denim skirt because they're grey and clash a bit so I bought this. It's lovely and thick and feels good quality. I did look in Primark first for a black skirt and I found some pleather ones which were alright but they didn't have them in my size so I have taken that as a blessing in disguise because after finding this one I thought this is going to last longer, be warmer, wash well and won't stick to my bottom when I sit down :) it comes with a nice little belt too which I might take out and use with jeans, but a lot of Primark clothes come with hideous belts so I might end up just chucking those in the back of my wardrobe and never using them but a nice black one like this will definitely get used.
5. Poundland Minnie Mouse Headband (£1.. if you hadn't already guessed)
We both got these and you can see pictures in this post. I saw it while having a little mosey around Poundland and picked up to try it on as a joke, and Isabella thought it looked cute so we both bought one and wore them all day. Contemplating whether I can get away with wearing it at school. The ears are made out of a foam type of material so I don't think they're the type of thing that can withstand rough handling but for a cute little memento of our day it was worth the purchase.

6. Poundland Hello Kitty Socks (£1, I'm not going to make my witty remark again)
Poundland have some adorable socks in right now. The last time I went in I bought some hello kitty slipper socks and tatty teddy socks, I was going to make a mini haul but I only had skincare and socks so I didn't think it was worth making a post about, but the socks are super cute! Do not poopoo poundland!

That is the entire haul, I hope you enjoyed it. Make sure you click over to Isabella's page and follow her because once she gets into the hang of blogging and has a bit more time of her hand she will probably be doing more posts like these, and she's going to do a post on the cute cakes we made. If you liked me doing a haul with someone else then please comment and say so I know to do it again, we've already planned one for the future but it's good to know people will enjoy it too. We really enjoyed doing a collaboration and it was such a lovely day so please give us an excuse to do it again :)

VLOG // Shopping, Disney and Pop Tarts ♡

So yesterday me and Isabella decided to go out to Watford and do some shopping, we were actually  planning this all week and we've been so excited to do a fashion haul. We were going to do a beauty haul too but we spent forever trying to find Isabella's bank (I actually knew where it was but I didn't realise it was the right bank) and we bought a lot of clothes so we thought we'd do a beauty haul the next time we hang out. I'm actually going to do the haul later because we bought quite a bit, but I'm going to post a little vlog here (my first ever) and show some cute pictures from throughout the day. We ended up doing some baking too because we found some cute cake decorations from poundland so we've been making Halloween cupcakes and I introduced Isabella to pop tarts, and we were watching Hercules all afternoon so it was a super cute day :)

If you click over to Isabella's page, there will be a post about the cakes we made, I'm currently in the process of editing the baking video so it won't be up yet. Hope you enjoyed our first vlog, sorry about the letterbox effect - I didn't know how to change it but hopefully I'll get a new camera and it won't be on there.. here are some pictures from our day :)

 The folders were very tumblr-esque and we felt it needed to be photographed.

Thanks for reading/watching, if you enjoyed the vlog and want me to do it again please tell me as I might start uploading videos on youtube (hauls, favourites) as well as writing on here, what do you think?

Friday, 18 October 2013

Review | Primark Eyeliners

Hello there, I'm actually doing a beauty related post after what seems like far too many tags - I do apologise but I really enjoy doing them.. Ok, so I bought an eyeliner pen and two eyeliner pencils from Primark about a month ago and I have been using them all this week so I figure it's time to give you all the breakdown.

As you can see, the eyeliner pen was £1.50, they actually only charged me £1 at the counter though so I'm not sure whether it was a technical goof or the price was reduced but the sticker wasn't changed. The eyeliner pencils (which also came with a sharpener - ooh excitement!) were £1 which is really good value. I wasn't expecting any sort of good quality from these items but I was pleasantly surprised!

 I was so surprised from this eyeliner, I honestly think it'll be a repeat purchase. It stays on basically all day, that's during school right up until late evening which is great because I wanted to find a long lasting eyeliner so that when I go to Thorpe Park with school (next week) for fright night I can be sure my makeup will stay on. I'm not going to lie it smudges a bit the longer you wear it but seriously for £1 can you really complain? It's a felt tip type of eyeliner and I've never actually seen these types before but from looking at other blogs I know they exist I'm probably just not looking for it when I go out or I'm just an idiot but I really like that because it makes winged/cat eye eyeliner come out much better. Obviously it still doesn't come out even because cat eye eyeliner can't ever come out evenly, it's just the rule. This is why I have to have a side parting, it's to cover up the dodgy eye..

The eyeliner pencil I used for the first time today, I would compare it to Rimmel eyeliner pencils. You know the £2.99 ones, I used to use those all the time but considering I got 2 for £1 (should've been £1.50 haha..) I think I'll change to this. I don't use a lot of pencil eyeliner anymore but it's nice to have a tiny bit to touch up your eyes I think. This does smudge a bit but no more than the Rimmel ones, that being said this didn't smudge too much and you get a nice strong black colour which is nice. Again, I'm pleasantly surprised.

Well Primark, I'm sorry I judged you before when it came to makeup. I always thought Primark makeup would have be come out in red patches and burning skin but no I have been pleasantly surprised. So to you snobby people out there who refuse to buy anything from Primark because you're too high and mighty for it, think again next time you walk past.
Thanks for reading :)

Thursday, 17 October 2013

Meet the Blogger Tag

  • Do you usually sleep with your closet door opened or closed? Closed

  • Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotels? Always, I'm not going to turn my nose up at free stuff
  • Where is your next vacation? No idea, probably somewhere in Europe

  • Who do you think reads these? My followers, my friends

  • So you have a calendar in your room? Yes I have a Beatles calender :)

  • What’s your plan for the day? I have one free period to get through then a lesson of biology, then that's the end of my day (half day) so I'm gonna go to tesco and buy some necessities for charity (WOHAA - donate here) and try to fundraise, then that's pretty much all I'm doing.

  • Are you reading any books right now?  Lolita - Vladimir Nabokov

  • Do you ever count your steps as you walk? I have an app that does it for me called 'striiv

  • Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing? No no never, I don't dance (queue the high school musical song)

  • Do you chew your pens and pencils? Ew no

  • What is your “song of the week”? Erm I don't know, probably 'Do I Wanna Know' - Arctic Monkeys

  • Is it ok for guys to wear pink? Sure, why the hell not?

  • Do you still watch cartoons? Yes

  • What do you drink with dinner? Water, how plain..

  • What do you dip chicken nuggets in? Ketchup, too much ketchup to be quite honest I'm pretty obsessed with it considering it's a condiment

  • What is your favorite food/cuisine? Chinese food

  • What movies could you watch over and over and still love? Mean girls, all the Harry Potter films, School of Rock, Brat Pack films

  • What was the last thing you wrote on a letter to someone on paper? I don't really write letters because no one likes them as much as I do but probably 'love Bess'

  • Best thing to eat for breakfast? Pop tarts or porridge

  • What is your usual bedtime? On a school day probably 23:00 because I procrastinate sleep

  • Are you lazy? I think I am lazy but not so lazy that I don't have time to write 28272090892 tag posts

  • Afraid of heights? A bit, I get a bit of vertigo but I like rollercoasters and stuff so I'm not that bad

  • Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? I wanted to be a pirate or Dotman from the tweenies

  • Hot tea or cold tea? Hot tea, what kind of satanic practice is drinking cold tea??

  • Tea or coffee? Tea

  • Favorite kind of cookie? Any kind, I don't discriminate

  • Can you swim well? I guess

  • Can you hold your breath w/o manually holding your nose? Yes I've been holding my breath for this whole blogpost

  • Who do you want to see right now? Paul McCartney because he's going to be in Oxford Street, London on Friday but I won't get there in time because of sixth form and this makes me sad

  • Sorry for another tag post, I have a fashion-related post coming up soon featuring Isabella so I'll keep you all posted. If you do this tag then please comment with a link to yours because I'd like to read your answers :)

    Saturday, 12 October 2013

    Too Much Information Tag

    I want to apologise for doing a whole bunch of these tags but I really enjoy doing them and reading them, if you don't enjoy reading them then just comment pretending you've read it then go and read something you want to read that way we're all happy. I saw this tag on Chloe's blog (so go check her out) and thought it looked like a bit of fun seeming as I haven't much to do tonight - yes for once I haven't got homework to do, gold star for Bess :)

    1. What are you wearing?
    My pink pyjamas with pink hello kitty slipper socks, my pyjamas are so adorable sometimes I just can't deal.

    2. Ever been in love?I don't think so, I've had 'primary school crushes' and even crushes whilst being in high school but never love. I think if it's love then you can imagine having a future together and it will feel right when you're together and I've never experienced that, plus I don't really come into contact with the species known as 'boys' seeming as I'm in a single sex sixth form and have been in a single sex high school (they were attached) and if I ever see a boy they never come and talk to me and I never go and call them out, damn the life of an ugly person eh?

    3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
    Sort of follows on from the last question, nope no Ross/Rachel situations in my life.

    4. How tall are you? 
    The last time I was measured was at the hospital and I was 168cm, however a week before that I measured myself in a shop and I was 5'7, and a month before that I was 5'6 so I don't know and I didn't think I had really grown.

    5. How much do you weigh?
    I don't really feel comfortable answering this as I struggle with food issues.

    6. Any tattoos?

    7. Any piercings?
    No, and I know it's weird that I don't even have my ears pierced. I don't have super strict parents who won't let me do it, in fact a few years ago my Mum was persuading me to do it but frankly I haven't much interest. Jewellery is very pretty but I forget to put any on 98% of the time, so I don't think I would ever remember to put in earrings so it seems a bit of an unnecessary faff. In addition, I have family and friends who have their ears pierced who regret getting it done because they don't bother with wearing earrings and they can get infected and stuff. That being said I do think earrings can look pretty, and nose studs sometimes.

    8. OTP?
    Naomily from Skins, but Emily really annoyed me in season 4 and Naomily didn't really reunite until the last episode so that sort of bugged me.

    9. Favourite Show?
    I watch so many different shows but I think my all time would be Friends. 

    10. Favourite Bands?
    The Beatles, The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, Ben Folds Five, Nirvana and I used to be quite into McFly but now they're a bit of a guilty pleasure.

    11. Something you miss?
    I miss being free, as I said before I struggle with food issues and I miss being able to eat normally without caring at all. I won't get into this now though, I was thinking of writing a post addressing these issues but it's still something that is hard for me to deal with and as I'm struggling and not recovering I can only imagine it being triggering.

    12. Favourite song?
    What kind of question is this? No one has a 'favourite song' especially if you're a music fanatic like me who has a billion favourite albums and loves loads of music. My favourite song at the moment is probably 'why'd you only call me when you're high?' which me and Isabella kept singing to each other for a time quite a while ago haha

    13. How old are you?
    16, but I'm going to be 17 next month.

    14. Zodiac Sign?

    15. Quality you look for in a partner?
    Someone who's witty, shares my taste in music, shares my political views and is kind, they also can't be afraid to get rid of spiders or that relationship is going to get scary when there is an 8 legged creature near

    16. Favourite quote?
    "of all these friends and lovers, there is no one compares with you and these memories lose their meaning as I think of love as something new" - in my life, The Beatles

    17. Favourite Actor?
    Jim Carrey or Tom Hanks

    18. Favourite colour?
    To wear, probably black. In general, pastel pink.

    19. Loud music or soft?
    Depends what sort of mood I'm in

    20. Where do you go when you're sad?
    I go to my room, I get really sad at night time so I'm usually in bed about to fall asleep

    21. How long does it take you to shower?
    15 - 20 minutes

    22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
    An hour including drinking tea and breakfast and stuff, about 40-45 minutes getting dressed, washed, hair and make up doing.

    23. Ever been in a physical fight?

    24. Turn on?
    Tall, skinny guys with nice eyes and a sense of humour.

    25. Turn off?
    Smoking, but more so than smoking just people who think they're cool because they've done weed once, and guys who wear jeans that go way past their bum like no 

    26. The reason I joined Youtube (or in this case blogging?)
    I got into Zoella's videos and blog, and same with Louise (sprinkleofglitter), then I watched a video of them together talking about how to start up a blog and I just sort of came to the realisation that I could do this. Also I had always loved primark hauls and I always come home with a lot of stuff from primark so I assumed it would be a tactical step for me.

    27. Fears?
    I'm a huge trypophobic meaning I hate repeated patterns, textures, things which have holes in them. I really cannot explain it but if you google it and see the pictures you will know what I am on about, the thought of it can make me feel physically ill. I also hate spiders and I'm a bit claustrophobic, I hate going in lifts (thanks for that phobia Mum) and I really don't like being squashed against the window on the bus unless I'm with a friend who I can talk to and who can keep be distracted. I have a fear of gaining weight and becoming fat. I'm scared about the future.

    28. Last thing that made you cry?
    The Cory Monteith tribute on Glee that I watched yesterday, I went 12 minutes in the beginning without crying but then I just started bawling and then I couldn't stop. I thought I'd be alright for the last 5 minutes but nope nope that was so emotional, I am so lucky I've never had to deal with the death of my friends or family because I would be a complete mess. I felt like I had a connection with Cory/Finn because I started watching Glee when I joined High School so I sort of felt like I knew them and I had experienced everything with them. When I heard that Cory Monteith died I was just shocked and it didn't really process properly in my system, I couldn't watch Glee or look at my Glee poster for a long time so I have actually taken down my Glee poster. I started watching the new series of Glee for 2 reasons - the Beatles tribute and the Cory Monteith tribute, but if they keep referring back to Finn then I think I will just cry and cry and cry.

    29. Last time you said you loved someone?
    I don't remember, is that bad?

    30. Meaning behind your youtube (blogger) name?
    Erm well you know how hippies wear daisy chains in their hair, it reminded me of a crown, like a princess hence the name daisychainprincess came around. I do mean to change it but changing URLs is such a faff.

    31. Last book you read?
    I was reading Always Looking Up by Michael. J. Fox but I didn't finish it. 

    32. The book you're currently reading?
    I'm currently reading Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov, it's very good so far. I watched the movie so I know the jist of the story but so much was left out of the movie that I'm enjoying reading about.

    33. Last show you watched?
    How I Met Your Mother (as suggested by Lizzie), I never thought I'd like it because I had read a bad review or comment about it but Khushboo and Lizzie keep watching it in school and my Wings of Hope group is called Legen-wait for it-dary so I felt I should watch it and now I'm quite intrigued. If you want to donate to our Wings of Hope charity page, please click here

    34. Last person you talked to?
    In person, my Mum. Online, Lizzie.

    35. The relationship between you and the person you last texted?
    The last person I literally texted was my friend Joey who is like one of my closest friends, the last person I iMessaged (not sure if that counts) was my friend Tanya who is again one of my closest friends but I don't see her now she's moved to Essex but I'm going to see her in half term so yaaaaaaay

    36. Favourite food?
    Chinese food, specifically sweet and sour chicken with noodles, especially in Chinatown.

    37. Place you want to visit?
    I would love to go back to the USA but I'd like to go to LA if I went back

    38. Last place you were?
    Before my room (where I am now..), my Mum's room

    39. Do you have a crush?
    Celebrity crush - yes. Real life crush - no.

    40. Last time you kissed someone?
    Is this some sort of sick joke???

    41. Last time you were insulted?
    Like a couple of hours ago by my younger brother

    42. Favourite flavour of sweet?

    43. What instruments do you play?
    Piano, guitar, I was going to start learning the ukulele but I gave up on it because my brother kept snatching it off me. I had vocal lessons for 3 years but I'm not sure if everyone would consider voice as an instrument.

    44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
    Probably my necklace with two quavers on it given to me by 'Santa', I forget to wear it though so it stays in its box most of the time.

    45. Last sport you played?
    Haven't really done sports since I had P.E in about May, but in my last P.E lesson we played Rounders.

    46. Last song you sang?
    Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys

    47. Favourite chat up line?
    "My name's Ringo, and I'll be your Starr tonight" seriously I've never been in a situation where I would use a chat up line but they do make me laugh

    48. Have you ever used it?
    As I said, I've never been in a situation where I would use it so nope

    49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
    Couple of hours ago with family

    50. Who should answer these questions next?
    Lizzie and Isabella even though they take 43974309349740943 to do tags whereas I do far too many, also anyone who wants to do it. If you do it then please comment with a link to yours because I like to read them.

    Thanks for reading!

    Friday, 11 October 2013

    The Truth About Introverts

    So this is a subject that is quite personal to me because I am an introvert and I have learned from the years of my life that there is a bad stigma attached to introverts. My Mum told me a specific quote from Dallas but I forgot some of it, it was something along the lines of "he's being a bit introverted today so I think he should get therapy", sorry I'm not an obsessive Dallas fan so I couldn't say what the exact quote, but just recently introversion has gotten me thinking and I have really realized the ignorance that many people possess about being introverted.

    To me, an introvert is someone who can spend time with other people and they will be probably enjoy but the main factor is that afterwards they need to spend time alone to recharge their batteries because being with other people for too long can tire them out. Introverts can be funny, intelligent, kind, generous and overall amazing people. In the same way that extroverts can be amazing people. To me, an extrovert is someone who can spend time alone but they prefer to spend time with other people to recharge their batteries. Again, an extrovert can be funny, intelligent, kind, generous and again overall an amazing person. What I don't understand is how the differing ways in which people have to 'recharge their batteries' should change how good a person is. Introverts are not bad people and it really annoys me when people say that they are. You shouldn't ever be told to change who you are because you're introverted, I don't think that being introverted is a phase and I've always felt like I'm introverted. Yes, I do like spending time with people but I also appreciate spending time by myself and it doesn't tire me out as much, I do not hate people (despite the jokes I make about it). I'm just sick of some people thinking that introverts are bad people, it's incredibly ignorant. Yes, so I may be more reluctant than an extrovert to go out when asked because I know it'll exhaust me but more often than not I will go out and have a good time, I'll be glad I went out but it will take a bit more out of me than it would for an extroverted person.

    The only point I was really trying to make is that you shouldn't feel stupid or like you're living your life wrong because you're introverted, in the same way that you shouldn't feel like that for being extroverted. We live in a society where being extroverted seems to be more glorified. If you're introverted then that is who you are and there is not a great deal you can do about that, this is the same for being extroverted. I also believe that if you're shy then you're shy and people shouldn't judge you for that, I had this sort of problem in school when teachers would tell my parents at parents evening that I'm a good student, I do all my work and I know my stuff but I don't contribute enough in class - if I'm a shy person then why should I change myself to suit the social norms? If you're an extrovert who judges introverts for being the way they are then please just stop, if you weren't aware that being an introvert is perfectly normal then hopefully you've been more educated.

    Thanks for reading!

    Films, Films, Films Tag!

    Good evening readers, I saw this tag on this blog and thought it would be interesting because I am a film enthusiast. Anyone who knows me will know about the movie tradition in my house where we alternate every week for each member of the family to choose a film and a meal so I have seen a wide selection of movies and I love watching new films, anyway I shall crack on, hope you enjoy!

    1. What is your all time favourite film?

    This is a pretty difficult question for me because it depends on my mood to be honest, but I would probably say Back to the Future. I love loads of films but I love quite a lot about that film, the music, the 80s feel (except for when they're going back in time and in the future and what not), and Michael. J. Fox is pretty cool.

    2. What is your favourite scene from that film?

    I love the part where Marty is playing guitar at the prom and his hands start disappearing, also when he's playing Johnny. B. Goode. I also love the bit when he says 'nobody calls me chicken', it always makes me crack up.

    3. Who is your favourite actor and actress?

    My favourite actor is probably Jim Carrey because he's so funny, The Mask is hilarious, I don't think I could ever get bored of that film. I also love the Truman show and Bruce Almighty, to be honest if Jim Carrey is in a film I can be 98% sure I'll get a few laughs out of it.

    4. What was the first film you saw in the cinema?

    I have a feeling it was Toy Story 2 or possibly Tarzan, according to my parents I kept pointing at the screen and saying 'look! Look!' and running up down the aisles so I probably wasn't the best companion for a cinematic experience.

    5. Favourite director?

    I quite like John Hughes, the Brat Pack films don't ever fail to put a smile on my face.

    6. Favourite guilty pleasure film?

    I feel inclined to say The Notebook, it's a wet movie I know (I haven't read the book) but I really enjoyed it even though it's annoying how Noah and Allie have such a love hate relationship and you can never be sure how they're going to be acting towards each other. 

    7. What is a film you hate that everyone loves?

    Dear John, okay so I didn't actually hate this film but it was incredibly boring and I had high hopes for it but I was rather disappointed.

    8. What is a film you love that everyone hates?

    There aren't really films that I love that everyone hates, people on the internet have good taste and agree with me, then people at school usually don't know what I'm on about. I'm inclined to say the entire star wars saga, I love it so much but I only have like a few friends in my sixth form who like it and that astonishes me because it's so amazing.

    9. Which actor/actress do you have a crush on?

    Woah man we could be here all day if I start listing these, probably Aaron Johnson or Leonardo DiCaprio though..

    10. What is your favourite animated film?

    I  think Hunchback of Notre Dame or Alice in Wonderland, to be honest I love pretty much all Disney films, Shrek and Anastasia.

    11. Who is your favourite film villain?

    Probably Frollo from Hunchback of Notre Dame, he's pretty freaky.

    12. One remake you wish had never been made.

    The only one I really think of is Fame, the original is pretty iconic.

    13. Favourite film genre?

    I don't really have one specific genre that I stick to, I'm pretty open minded with movies. Comedies are always good though

    14. Ever walked out of a film?

    Nope, if I pay to watch a film I want to get my moneys worth no matter how bad the film is, yes I'm a cheapskate but if I'm spending £8 on a ticket I need to make sure I'm not just throwing the money away.

    15. Favourite sidekick

    Chewbacca haha, his relationship with Han Solo is cute.

    Hope you enjoyed that little tag feel free to do it yourselves!

    Monday, 7 October 2013

    Music Monday #1

    Hello there attractive people of the internet, I've seen a lot of 'music Monday' posts on the interwebs and it looked like something I would want to do, so I'm doing it, yeah woo I don't know how to end this sentence so let's get right into it. I'm gonna warn you now that NONE of these songs are 'new songs' and I would actually go as far to say that they are old songs but nevertheless I have been listening to them a lot this week, so the songs I've really been loving this week are the following (in no particular order):

    1. I'm Happy Just To Dance With You - The Beatles

    I honestly love the album 'A Hard Day's Night' and the movie with the same title, in my opinion it is probably the best Beatles album, that being said my favourite changes all the time. 

    2. Red Lights Indicate Doors are Secured - Arctic Monkeys

    I don't know what it is about this song, I love Alex Turner's voice and honestly I just love the Arctic Monkeys. I think the song just flows quite nicely if that makes sense, I'm sure Isabella would understand what I mean  ;)

    3. From the Ritz to the Rubble - Arctic Monkeys

    Another Arctic Monkeys song, I think with this song I like how Alex Turner is basically just talking to the music for the first 10 seconds and then it picks up. It's just the magic of Arctic Monkeys I think.

    4. I Should Have Known Better - The Beatles

    I really like the harmonica on the intro, it's skiffle-y and I like how the chorus is all sweet and John makes me go weak at the knees, not as much as Paul but hey I'm pretty easy going.

    5. I've Just Seen a Face - The Beatles

    The intro to this song gets me hooked to be honest, whenever it comes up on my shuffle I always listen to at least the intro even if I don't want to listen to the entire song haha

    Thanks for reading, I don't know whether you found that interesting or not but music is quite a big part of my life so I wanted to share my insights with you :)

    Friday, 4 October 2013

    The Books Q and A Tag

    So I saw this tag on this blog and it looked pretty interesting so I decided I would do it as it's a bit more cultural I think.

    Q. What are you reading right now?
    A. Lolita by Vladmir Nabokov, if you haven't read it or watched a film adaption of it then I really recommend it. It's really interesting the way it's written because you're in the mind of a hebephile (basically a paedophile but a paedophile who lusts after adolescents), so you empathize with him and if you don't understand the book then you might conceive the book to be beautiful but it's  apathetic so you can't sympathize with any one character, I already know how it's going to end because I watched the 60s film but there's a lot they couldn't get away with filming then so I'm learning a lot more about the story from the book and it adds a whole new perspective which is really interesting.

    Q. Do you have any idea what you'll read when you're done with that?
    A. There are a few books that I want to read, I'd like to read the Great Gatsby because I started reading it but then my exams came along and I just didn't have the time to finish it, then I watched the movie when I was on the plane on my way back from America and it made me want to read it even more, I had watched a TV adaption a while ago but the Leonardo DiCaprio one is very very good. I'd also quite like to read Catcher in the Rye because I read somewhere that the man who killed John Lennon (Mark Chapman) was reading this before he shot him and I'd be interested to see whether there was anything in the book that might have triggered it, also my Dad has read it and suggested it but my Mum read it and didn't think much of it so I'd be interested to see how it is.

    Q. What 5 books have you always wanted to read but haven't gotten round to yet?
    A.  Frankly I'd like to read as many books as possible (with the exclusion of the twilight saga), but I suppose I'd like to read To Kill a Mockingbird because I've watched the movie and it is just one of those books that I feel I should read. Also Anne of Green Gables, Life isn't all ha ha hee hee, Pride and Predjudice (seen the Colin Firth Adaption and quite liked it), and The Fault in Our Stars which I feel I should've read ages ago and I want to read it before the movie comes out (with Nat Wolff in it eeeeep) 

    Q. What magazines do you have in your bathroom/lounge right now? 
    A.  I don't bring magazines into the bathroom, and my family don't really bother with magazines so we usually just have a TV guide in there..

    Q. What's the worst book that you've ever read?
    A. I think I've pretty much liked every book I've liked, if I've not liked it then it's because the story doesn't appeal to me but it's usually still written quite well. An example of this would be Pretty Little Things by Jilliane Hoffman, my friend bought it for my birthday telling me that I would like it a lot but it was the creepiest book I have ever read and when I finished it I felt pretty scarred so now I stick to books that aren't going to emotionally damage me.

    Q. What book seems really popular but you actually hated?
    THE TWILIGHT SAGA, as I mentioned before, I haven't read it actually so I guess I shouldn't judge it but from what I've read of it (short sections and the movies) I just cannot fathom why you'd want to waste your time with it - sorry not sorry.

    Q. What's the one book that you recommend to just about everyone?
    A. If you are interested in John Lennon then I would recommend John by Cynthia Lennon, it changed my opinions on John so much and I cried for about an hour after I finished it and for the rest of the week I couldn't think straight because I felt emotionally shattered but it was brilliant. The first book that comes to mind that isn't related to John Lennon is noughts and crosses, I've read the entire series but the original book really draws you in and I think the concept is quite interesting. 

    Q. What are you favourite 3 poems?
    A. I don't really have specific favourite poems to be quite honest, I love reading poetry but nothing has really stuck with me. That being said, I love the Roald Dahl poems but otherwise I don't really have favourites.

    Q. Where do you usually get your books?
    A. Usually amazon, the works, or waterstones

    Q. Where do you usually read your books?
    A. In bed

    Q. When you were little did you have any particular reading habits?
    A. Not really

    Q. What's the last thing you stayed up half the night reading because it was so good you couldn't put it down? 
    A. John - Cynthia Lennon

    Q. Have you ever 'faked' reading a book?
    A. Probably in school but otherwise no, I enjoy reading and I wouldn't want to fake it

    Q. Have you ever bought a book just because you liked the cover?
    A. I do like nice book covers but I judge a book on the content of its character.

    Q. What was your favourite book when you were a child?
    A. I absolutely loved the Horrid Henry books when I was younger but my favourite book when I was younger was probably Sleepovers - Jaqueline Wilson

    Q. What book changed your life?
    A.  I'd probably have to say Lucky Man - Michael. J. Fox, he's so optimistic and such a role model for me considering I tend to be more on the realist/pessimist side and I wish I could be more optimistic like him, and I genuinely hope there will be a cure for Parkinson's disease in his lifetime.

    Q. What is your favourite passage from a book?
    A. The only one that seems to come to mind is from The Twits - Roald Dahl
    "If a person has ugly thoughts, it begins to show on the face. And when that person has ugly thoughts every day, every week, every year, the face gets uglier and uglier until you can hardly bare to look at it. A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts it will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely.” 

    Q. Who are your top 5 favourite authors?
    A. Louise Rennison, Roald Dahl, Malorie Blackman, Vladmir Nabokov, J.K Rowling

    Q. What book has no one heard about but should read? 
    A. I'm not really a book hipster so I don't  think I could say, however I used to love The Foot Book by Dr Seuss when I was younger but no one seems to have heard of that.

    Q. What is your favourite book from a first time author? 
    A. Most of the authors I have read books from write a few books so

    Q. What is your favourite classic? 
    A. Little Women - Louisa May Alcott

    Thanks for reading, and I tag you all to do this and please comment and refer back to me please thanks :-)