Sunday, 1 November 2015

Halloween - Sugar Skulls and More


Hello, I hope you all had a very happy Halloween or Hop-tu-Naa for all my fellow Manxies! hehe.


My friend Emily and I went as Sugar Skulls.  We did the makeup ourselves and overall I was pretty happy!  Actually I was very happy with how it turned out hehe.  

The products I used were: 
- Natural collection Black liquid eyeliner
- A Red Costal Senses eyeshadow from the 88 colour palate 
- White face paint
- Katy Perry fasle eyelashes 
- and lots of glitter from a random pot I had hehe.

Emily used the same products accept she used a blue face paint on her eyes. 


My Black rose flower crown was from Claire's.  My dress was a flamenco dance dress I had from a few years ago.  It was fab to get to wear it again.


I can't comment on the boys makeup products as one of their sisters did it.  But we have a Pumpkin (clearly hehe) and a creepy man/killer.  The killer look was created with tights and cutting holes in the eyes and mouth and putting makeup over them.


Katherine had a hook in her mouth and said her costume was "she's such a catch" hehe pretty punny if you ask me :').



Hopefully you enjoyed our costumes!  I'd love to see yours.

Bye bye for now, 

LB xxx 



Thursday, 8 October 2015

73 Questions - Vogue Style

Hello,

If you subscribe to Vogue on YouTube you would have no doubt seen the 73 Questions Video.  I love these videos so much, I've watched all of them so far.  If you're unfamiliar with the video, it's basically an interview of 73 random questions for celebrities to answer.  They answer them pretty quickly though, I feel I'd struggle to answer them on the spot that quickly hehe.  

Anyhoo, I decided I wanted to answer 73 random questions, just for a bit of fun.  So I googled the video, and hey ho with the power of the internet I found one set of the 73 questions... so let's get started:


1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?
No.
2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?
Yesterday
3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?
If I try it can be alright - It's not the best in the world but i'm happy enough with it hehe.
4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE LUNCH?
A good fresh sandwich, preferable BLT or a big fresh Tuna and Cucumber salad (yunmm).

5. INSTAGRAM OR TWITTER?
Instagram.
6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU?
Yeah of course, I'm such a good friend <3 hehe.
7. DO YOU BAKE?
Not really.
8. DO YOU LIKE FLYING?
I love to travel, and I'm not scared of flying however I wouldn't say I loved it.  I love it in the respect it means you're going on holiday - however I wouldn't just like to fly for fun.
9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP?
Probably not... LB belongs on the ground haha.
10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE CEREAL?
Bran Flakes!  Might sound boring but I'd have them every meal if it was allowed haha.
11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF?
Nope (ooppss).
12. DO YOU THINK YOU’RE STRONG?
Yes!!  Mentally and physically... okay I try physically haha.
13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE ICE CREAM?
Ooo that's a hard one.  Either Strawberry  Chocolate or Mint Choc Chip - I love so many Ice Creams though hehe.
14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE?
The way they look at you - so therefore their eyes.  I feel the way a person looks at your tells you a lot about their personality and what they're thinking.
15. RED OR PINK?
Pink.
16. WHAT IS THE LEAST FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF?
How indecisive I am!
17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST?
People I used to be close with but due to certain circumstances they're just like strangers now - a lot of subtext in that for myself haha.  A more obvious one would probably be my friends when they're at uni.
18. WHAT WAS THE LAST BOOK YOU READ BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS READING IT?
Looking For Alaska.
19. WHAT FILM MADE YOU CRY THE MOST?
My Sisters Keeper.
20. WHAT WAS THE LAST THING YOU ATE?
A packet of Monster Munch haha.
21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW?
Tipping point is on the TV in the background.
22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOUR WOULD YOU BE?
Oooo...Yellow.
23. FAVOURITE SMELL?
Christmasy dents  vinilla, cinamon, red berrys - smells like that hehe. 
24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?
My friend Emily.
25. MOUNTAIN HIDEAWAY OR BEACH HOUSE?
Mountain Hideaway!  That would be so cool - no one would no either.  Beaches can have lots of people on them, so I don't think it would be as cool.
26. FAVOURITE SPORT TO WATCH?
Ballroom and Latin American dance.
27. HAIR COLOUR?
Brown.
28. EYE COLOUR?
Brown.
29. PUPPIES OR KITTENS?
No don't make me choose!!  I refuse to choose! 
30. FAVOURITE FOOD?
Omg I suck at picking favourites (see I told you I was indecisive).  Ermmm... does Roast Dinner count haha.  Followed by Chocolate <3!. 
31. SCARY FILM OR HAPPY ENDINGS?
Happy endings all the time!
32. LAST FILM YOU WATCHED?
22 Jump Street.
33. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW?
The Perks of Being a Wallflower.
34. SUMMER OR WINTER?
I do love both but Winter wins I'm 
afraid!  Well actually Autumn - October + November + December = My three favourite months!
35. HUGS OR KISSES?
Depends who off haha.  But probably hugs atm ^_^.
36. FAVOURITE DESSERT?
Lemon Drizzle Cake.
37. FAVOURITE ROOM IN YOUR HOUSE?
My mum and I share a dressing room and it's so beautiful.  So I'd have to say that room.
38. HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN ON FACEBOOK?
Six years.
39. WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE COUNTRY TO VISIT?
Ooooo sooosooooo hard!!!! France... No Greece... no Italy.... ermmmm ARGHHH!!! I CAN'T DECIDE!  I'll settle on France. 
40. WHAT WAS THE LAST COUNTRY YOU VISITED?
The Netherlands.
42. FAVOURITE SOUND?
Rain and Wind on a really cold night.
43. ROLLING STONES OR THE BEATLES?
The Beatles.
44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN FROM HOME?
Florida.
45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT?
Ermmm... I can play Skip to the Loo on quite a few instruments haha.  It's kinda my party trick.
46. WHERE WERE YOU BORN?
The IOM.
47. WHERE ARE YOU LIVING NOW?
IOM!!  Woop woop!
48. FAVOURITE HITCHCOCK MOVIE?
I don't think I've seen any :/.  Well if I have I wouldn't know it's a Hithcock movie - that's pretty bad isn't it hashtag oops. 
49. WHAT BOOK HAVE YOU READ AGAIN AND AGAIN?
The Fault in Our Stars
50. FAVOURITE TV SERIES THAT’S ON NOW.
I don't think I'm actually watching one that's on at the moment.  Doctor Foster was really good!!
51. DARK CHOCOLATE OR MILK CHOCOLATE?
Milk mostly but I do also love Dark.  I don't really like Milk chocolate though, it's too sickly for me.
52. WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE DRINK?
Probably just a cup of tea haha. 
53. WHO IS YOUR GIRL CRUSH?
- Audrey Hepburn is my biggest inspiration.  

- Alexa Chung is my style icon.  
- Hmmm I love Miley!
Too many clearly haha.
54. WHAT WAS THE FIRST FILM YOU SAW AT THE CINEMA?
ET.
55. HEELS OR FLATS?
Flats 100%  Not really a heels gal!  Can't hack it haha.  
56. FAVOURITE BED TIME STORY?
Ginger Biscuits (one from when I was very young).
57. BATH OR SHOWER?
Shower for everyday cleansing and a bath to relax.  But overall showers.
58. WHATS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING A MUM?
I wouldn't know hehe.
59. FAVOURITE BAND?
The Smiths, Arctic Monkeys, Oasis.  I am currently loving Catfish and the Bottlemen. 
60. FAVOURITE SOLO ARTIST?
Hmmm that's hard.  Depends what mood I am in.  
61. TO BE OR NOT TO BE?
That is the questions!  Haha... To be.
62. WHAT WOULD BE THE TITLE OF YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY?
LB the real story!  Haha kidding that sounds like an article title for Heat magazine haha.  
63. BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?
My friend Todd for my 15th birthday made me this amazing book and wrote my a song! 
64. BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER GIVEN?
I don't actually know... hmmmm you'll have to ask my family and friends. 
65. FAVOURITE FRUIT?
Grapes... Banananas... Apples!!  Omg I love fruit haha.
66. WHAT WAS YOUR FIRST PET?
A gold fish probably hehe.
67. FAVOURITE BOARD GAME?
Monopoly or Cluedo. 
68. HOW DO YOU HAVE YOUR COFFEE?
Teaspoon of Coffee and some milk ^_^.
69. BEST INVENTION?
Languages - they have given humans the ability to explain to each other what is going on in our minds.
70. DIAMONDS OR PEARLS?
Ooooo I love both.  It depends what they're on.  I like small pearls and diamonds with silver. 
71. BLOW DRY OR AIR DRY?
I blow dry my fringe and the top of my hair but leave the rest to air dry.
72. CHEAP OR EXPENSIVE SHAMPOO?
A mix of both.
73. HOW DIFFICULT WAS IT TO ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS?
Not too difficult, however I have now realised even more how indecisive I am hehe.


I’d love to read your answers.  Leave me a link to your blog if you do this post too. 

Bye bye for now,

LB xxx 

Monday, 5 October 2015

September Adventures

Hello and happy October!! 

If you ask me September went so fast!  Well all of summer did quite frankly, I mean June to me seems like it was yesterday hehe.

Currently I am trying to find full time employment.  It's proving rather difficult actually, where I live has a very slow turn around for getting a job.  By this I mean once you've applied it takes a while to hear back, then if you get an interview it can take even longer.  We're only a small places so employment isn't as competitive and therefore they don't have to be as quick as getting people in to job positions - okay I hope this is the reason, or maybe just no one wants to employ me hehe.

I still currently work part time in a bank but it's only small hours so this left me with a lot of time in September to just, well, have fun hehe.


Adventure Days

September had some really great weather and if you didn't know I'm a  real outside bunny!  I hate being cooked up inside if it's nice out - I love going to little adventures instead :D.


My friend Emily and I went on a 12 miles walk one day and seen some beautiful scenes!  I live on a small island and it's honestly just such a beauty!  Many young people say "Eurgh there is nothing to do on this sh*t island" and it just annoys me - it's an amazing place to Live, there is so much outside to be seen and explored.  It's just they're lazy! 




Another adventure day when we went to a Glenn and played on the carousel - Who said they were only for childen hehe.




Just hanging around 





Another adventure day this month - Emily and I went with our friends Alfred and Ben for lunch and then an adventure to the beach - Climbing the rock and exploring caves.  However I completed had on the wrong shoes for rock climbing! hehe.







Another adventure/walk day.  Emily and I went for Ice cream and walked about 14,000 steps.  Which isn't bad for an afternoons work. 







I went out with my Dad and Granddad a few times this month metal detecting.  The above coin is 217 years old!  Not bad if you ask me hehe.


Nights out

I went out a couple of times this month.  Here are some pictures of my cousins Ellen's 18th birthday.

We met a Kangaroo! haha.



Trying to Photobomb the singer - Even though we chopped his head out by accident, oopss haha.


My two cousins - Caitlin in the middle and Ellen on the right (the birthday girl).



Having a beer because we had withdrawal symptoms from Berlin! 




BERLIN SQUAD REUNION!  (I will be doing a Berlin blog post very soon, so stay tuned ;)). 




Nights In 


My girls and I had a couple of pizza nights this month.  Louisa on the right is going in to her second year of uni and Annie (the pea head at the back hehe) is off to uni for her first year.  We usually have these pizza nights when we're all together and although we don't get to see each other everyday like we used to in school it's still just the same when we see each other - like nothing has ever changed! 


SQUAD!!

Well that's pretty much all of my September adventures!  What did you get up to this month? 

"Live life to the fullest, because it only happens once" 

Little quote to end with hehe.  

Peace out for now! 

LB xxx 


























Tuesday, 29 September 2015

25 Facts About Me

Today I thought i'd share with you 25 random facts about me... hopefully they're not too boring hehe.  ENJOY! ^_^.

1) I was on born on the 8th of the 11th and I weighed 8lbs 11oz - what a coincident hehe.
2) I grew up dancing ballroom and latin competitively and I'm now training to be a dance teacher.
3) I am currently learning to drive and I have had around ten lessons. 
4) I have volunteered in Lourdes, Frances helping the sick and elderly for the past three years. 
5) I have just finished my A-Levels and I am very confused with what I want to do next - Well I change my mind career wise every single day.
6) However I know I want to have a summer being a camp consoler in America - that would be amazing! 
7) I'm a mega Disney fan! 
8) I love acting!  
9) I like to consider myself a good film buff, I know a good film and actor if I see one
10) I hate most reality TV.  Okay I love some, but can't stand a lot of them.  Strictly and I'm a Celeb are my faves though.

11) I adopt a Dolphin called Sundance and a few days ago received my ten year adoption certificate. 
12) I go to the gym several times a week
13) I love travelling; I know I said I don't know what I want to do career wise (well I have a few ideas, but that's another blog post ;)) however I do know I want to travel!  I'm very lucky to have travelled a lot already but there are so many other places I want to see too.
14) I played guitar when I was younger (well had lessons) but all I can remember now is how to play 'Skip to the Loo' haha.
15) I am currently listening to Catfish and the Bottlemen whilst writing this post.
16) I can't seem to get the bus on time - I always miss it.  And apart from work i'm late for most events hehe.
17) I super smiley and friendly - i'd say they're my best traits.
18) Lots of people who don't really know me assume i'm shy - However i'm the complete opposite.  I'm not shy one bit.
19) Woop woop 19 that's my age haha.
20) Omg I'm 20 in November haha.

21) At 21 I want to visit NY!!! <3
22) I love being outdoors.  My nickname is Laura Dora and it kind of suits as I'm always up for an adventure day.
23) I love metal detecting, going fishing and geocaching.  Most of these activities I do with my dad.
24) I've always loved photography.  When I was younger I would take photos of my friends and label them "Lauragraphy" hahaha fun times.
25) And last but by no means least - I have a budgie named Bruce hehe.  He's da best! 

Thanks for reading this, please leave me the link to your blog in the comments if you do this tag as well! 

Bye bye for now, 

Laura ^_^ xxxx 

 

Monday, 21 September 2015

Lisbon

The last place we visited on the cruise was Lisbon/Lisboa, Portugal.  This was my first time in Portugal my family have never seem interested in Portugal before - however we were all wrong.  Portugal was gorgeous!  I'd love to go there again someday.  The people were so polite and the city was so beautiful.  

Lisbon, Portugal’s hilly capital, is a coastal city known for its cafe culture and soulful Fado music. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and the Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. And just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.



This is an art Gallery - doesn't look like it at first sight does it.  It was so big and modern.  


Monument to the Discoveries 




Andy Warhol pieces 








Pasties de Belem - a famous cafe in Lisbon.  The name is after the pasties taken in the picture below.  


They're kind of reminded me of Vol au Vents - a custard filled warm Vol au Vent.   Soooo tasty hehe. 






Train around the old town.


Lisbon or San Francisco and Rio??? hahaha.



Lisbon really surprised me, i'd definitely visit again and hopefully one day I shall. 

Thanks for reading

Laura xxx