Showing posts from July, 2016

High on Helium! / Summer Balls (Flashback Friday)

This week's Flashback Friday is a few clips from two of the Summer Balls from 2015. They were a lot of fun. At the RUMS Ball we got high on helium and laughed a lot, while at the UCLU Ball, the fairground type activities included an extreme ferris wheel...eek!

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Children of Divorce

I just read a quote: "Children are not the souvenir of a relationship". It struck a cord in me because so many people now have multiple children with multiple baby daddies and I promise you, that will never win you any prizes.

I'm a complete traditionalist. I believe in the relationship, marriage and then have children lifestyle but I know that in this day and age, that is no longer the 'norm'. I don't believe in divorce because I think a child needs to have that balance of a mother and father (or of course same sex parents) because sometimes children need to be parented in different ways for different circumstance and honestly, sometimes one person just needs a break. Haha would you guess that this started out as a simple tweet and now I've had to make it into a blog post because I just felt so strongly about it.

I think a lot of young girls these days think it's 'cool' to have children younger honestly believe that having a child will make t…

Finding Dory (Review)

Click here for the trailer.
The much-anticipated sequel to Finding Nemo has finally been released in the UK. It was a little frustrating how long it's taken between the release between the US and here but nevertheless, it's nothing in the grand scheme of things considering the thirteen years(!) between the first and this.

One year after Dory helped reunite Marlin reunite with his son Nemo, she is settled into her new life. While still seemingly oblivious to people's struggles with her, everyone welcomes her into the adopted family and life continue. When some long-forgotten childhood memories resurface, she embarks on a journey to be reunited with her parents, with help from her adopted family.

Along the way, she gets separated from the two clownfish and is forced to make new friends as well as reuniting with some old. A grouchy chameleonic octopus called Hank, proves to be the best friends who puts his own plans at risk to help her out despite his grouchiness; a near-sig…

"Never Ending Summer" July Birchbox: Unboxing and Review

I didn't think I was getting a June Birchbox because they changed the box design and as someone with mild OCD I didn't like that idea so I decided to skip a month. But I ended up recieving both my July and June at the same time, watch my surprise unboxing below or click here!
I written a number of blog posts about this subscription box and I love them all. Click to read the last ones I've done: MayMarchFebruaryJanuary and December. Which is your favourite so far?

If you would like to get a box for yourself, just simple click here for a direct link and both you and I will get a discount! You still have time to get your own July box if you want too :)

Onto the products!

The first of five this month is the full size Love of Colour x Millie Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Bohemian Rose. If you saw the unboxing you would have seen this was probably my biggest disappointment but it has genuinely grown on me a lot since then. It is actually really pigmented and very much true to…

Motorcycle Madness! (Flashback Friday)

This week's Flashback Friday is from Winter Wonderland 2014. I went to Covent Garden just before and then afterwards I booked in to see one of the circus shows. I thought it was honestly pretty rubbish except for the motorcycles who, very cleverly and bravely, performed.

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We Need To Talk (SacconeJoly Inspried)

Did you read this morning's post about this new 'Thought Thursday' series? Click here if not!

I debated writing a post on this topic for a long time but I've decided to go ahead and write it. I think as an individual, I am quite an opinionated person but I often keep my opinions to myself, especially in my personal life. But this blog, my blog, is a platform for me to do just that. It's my platform.

I love debating topics and I have always welcomed comments which discuss things that I have written but there is a way to go about it and while I have never gotten hate, I know that many online social media influencers and people that are now doing social media as a career do.

I recently watched a SACCONEJOLYs video called 'WE NEED TO TALK!' and it really struck a chord with me. I am so glad that Jonathan chose to share his side of the stories with us, his viewers and subscribers, his friendliest friends, but I'm also sad that he and Anna have had to deal wi…

New Series Announcement: Thought Thursdays

As I'm sure most are aware, I'm very much honest in my opinions of subjects and sometimes they may be a little taboo and controversial. In the past, I've posted a number of 'thought' posts but I know they aren't for everyone so that is where I came up with this idea!

I am starting a new series where I will post bonus posts on a Thursday about my honest thoughts of topics that interest me around that period. I already have 4 scheduled and ready to go, with the first one starting tonight at the usual time of 5pm GMT. I know it's not for everyone but I would really love to start having some debates going on in the comments with more interaction. I am a firm believer in hearing out other people's side of the story and even though I may not agree, and people may not agree with me, it's important to politely listen to the other person's point of view.

A few of the thought posts I have already written are linked below. Social media (Facebook and YouTub…

Week Long Curls + Tool Comparison!

There are so many 'How to curl' videos and posts out there that I thought I would do something just a little different. Instead of recording a step-by-step instruction to follow I thought I would share some top tips on how I get my curls and then how I style it to last a full week! I'm still amazed that it lasts that long but it does!
To start with, this is my natural, air dried hair. It is very thick and almost completely straight with a natural parting just off centre. I do like it straight but it also bores me after a while so I like to mix it up.
I use my TRESemme Volume Curl Wand to get the curls I like following a few simple steps: Heat protect all over. I use VO5 Heat Protect.  I make a parting wear I want it (for the next week!) and then brush it out to make sure there are no knots.As my hair is quite thick, I split it into four layers. The first split just above my ears, the second in line with the end of my eyebrow and the third line just above the eyebrow apex so…

Independence Day: Resurgence (Review)

It's been so long since I've written a review, in fact my last one was way back on with, so trust me when I say I am super excited to get back into posting them this summer!

If you haven't watched the first movie I would defintely recommend watching that one first as while it's not 100% necessarily needed to understand the sequel, I honestly think it helped. Until the day before I went to the cinema, I myself hadn't seen the first. While the movie genre isn't necessarily what I would personally pick, my sister really wanted to see it and after watching the trailer and seeing Liam Hemsworth, I was defintely up to give it a go! I actually ended up really enjoying the first film so I was super excited for the second. I was shocked when I realised how old it actually was because it comes across as only a few years outdated not decades.

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As is obvious, the Earth is once again invaded by aliens and thanks to the previous movie, we can almos…