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Virginity or Maternity Prom Dresses 🤰

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I was looking through Dorothy Perkins looking for a dress for a ball I have coming up and came across Maternity Prom Dresses? Really?! I was shocked.

Yes. There may be a market nowadays, what with all the teenagers getting pregnant young, but I'm not sure if the mass market should support this. I feel like having dresses specifically tailored for teen pregnancy makes it seem normal and okay.

Most teenage pregnancies are accidents and unwanted. Very few are planned and reasonably thought out. I think, my year at high school had one of the highest teenage pregnancies in the entire history of the school. I had a number of people I knew, get pregnant before the end of Year 11. A number of whom are now on baby number 2. I think the total of babies from my year at high school has now reached well over 10.

That's 10 newborns with teenage mothers. 10 babies that are living off there grandparents or of the government welfare. 10 children who will likely grow up without fathers. 10 kids…

'The Vampire Diaries' vs 'The Originals' 💀

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As I was scrolling through my Google+ app the other day, I came across a post. The topic of  which was 'The Vampire Diaries' or 'The Originals'.

'The Vampire Diaries' or 'The Originals'.

That's the question.

I don't know which I prefer. To be honest, I love them both so much. They are exactly the genre I am interested in. Teen television with hot actors and actresses, centred in a romance full of drama. The terrible woes of 2 brothers falling in love with the same woman.

The Vampire Diaries came first but it is getting very boring and slow, like the writers can't think of another story line. But I love books, the first 4 series were amazing and I can't wait to see what happens with - SPOILER ALERT - Bonnie! Eeek!

The Originals is finally starting to go somewhere. I love the connection between Hayley and Klaus and the fact that baby Hope is back is great. Everyone knows I love babies, right?

I l think that both shows would both be better …

Breastfeeding Welcome 🍼

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Walking into the garden centre made me smile. It is so nice to see a business that supports public breastfeeding.

It annoys me so bad when all the newspapers say 'Breast Is Best' but then NO-ONE supports public breastfeeding. It seems like when women breastfeed in public, others look at them in disgust and that they should be ashamed. 
As you can see, I am clearly FOR public breastfeeding. However, I do not agree that 'Breast Is Best'. I think that the type of milk which is the best for the baby, is the type of milk that is best for the mother. Some women struggle with breastfeeding, literally cannot or find it painful. That then leads to stress of the mother and hence in return, of the baby. If the mother is happy and healthy, the baby will be all the better for it. 
Two stories. First of all, my sister had a very high blood pressure when she gave birth to my first niece. It meant that she had to take a number of different medications, which would endanger Bop if she …

The Theory of Everything (Review)

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I think I may have fallen in love with Stephen Hawking. 

Firstly, who knew his surname was Hawking and not Hawkins?! Not me... I'm just hoping I don't write it wrong throughout.

The Theory of Everything: A story of the physicist Stephen Hawking and Jane Wilde, the arts student he fell in love with while studying at Cambridge University.Once a healthy, active young man, Hawking received an earth-shattering diagnosis. With Jane by his side, Stephen embarks on his most ambitious scientific work, studying the very thing he now has precious little of: time. Together, they defy impossible odds, breaking new grounds in science and achieve more than they could have everdreamed. The film is based on the memoir "Travelling to Infinity: My Life with Stephen" by Jane Hawking. (Credit to Rotten Tomatoes) 



Eddie Redmayne is possibly the best actor to have graced the screen in a long time. His incredible dedication is thoroughly appreciated and his commitment to the role is nothing bu…

OPI Haul

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On Boxing Day, I ended up spending most of my Christmas money on OPI nail varnishes.
2 years ago for Christmas, my sister got me a gorgeous sparkly blue set and ever since I have been completely in love with the brand.  When I went to Portugal in the summer I bought a mini set of 'Party' varnishes and again I loved them all.  So this year on my Christmas list was a selection of new colours. Unfortunately, I didn't receive any so I treated myself instead.  Today, I spent the morning doing swatches but I only remembered to take pictures of a third of them...idiot I know! :')  Here is a haul of the new colours I have purchased.

Kiss Me - Or Elf 
A gorgeous purple-red

Rollin in Cashmere 
The prettiest full coverage gold

Unfrost My Heart 

Oh my...this is my favourite colour! It is such a nice and dark silver with flecks of sparkle. Don't judge it by my picture! I smudged it while it was drying :(

Red Fingers and Mistletoe 
A gorgeous metallic red, perfect for the winter…

DIY: Homemade Lip Scrub

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So this morning when I woke up, my lips were so dry and cracked. I left all my lip scrub and lip balms at university and since I haven't and can't be bothered to go out and buy some I decided to make my own lip scrub.
I love making homemade stuff, especially when it is super easy! 
Recipie: 1. Add sugar: caster or granulated  2. Add olive oil 3. Add a drop of honey  4. If you want to make it prettier or tastier add food colouring and/or food flavourings. I tend to add red food colouring and strawberry extract. Vanilla is nice too, it makes your lips tingle! 
The sugar is the scrub to gently remove the dead skin. Caster sugar is finer so slightly less abrasive hence good for people with sensitive skin. The granulated sugar is more harsh but for winter months I prefer it!  The olive oil is the moisturising part; the honey is to stick it all together and for flavour.  Depending on how much you want to make depends on the amount of scrub you want to make. You need to make sure you…

2015 Resolutions

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It's that time of the year for making New Year's resolutions. I start them on the 7th of January, just because it's horrible to go on a diet or whatever, or give up things when there are loads of parties going on.

If you saw my New Year's Eve decorations post, you will have seen the cute little cards I printed. These were printed on white card so the back was plain. At my party, I got everyone to write down there's. We ended up playing a game with them, getting people to guess who's is who. But it is also I really cute little memory to put in a keepsake box and perhaps look at again at the end of the year.


My new year's resolutions are:
1. Eat at least 3 portions of fruit or vegetables every day
I go through faces of healthy eating. I tend to eat 5 a day for a week and then none for a week. This year, my aim is to make it more regular.

2. Go to the gym 3 times a week
Since I started university, in October, I have been doing really well with going to the gym…

New Year, New Me?

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SMART Goals:
Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Time
They are meant to make yourself better than the year before.

I think it's is good to have goals but be realistic.

Next year you are still going to be the same person; there are only so many things you can change. 

Don't try to be a different person, try to be a better person.