10.20.2015

BOOK REVIEW: THE DIARY OF A YOUNG GIRL


Hey guys, if you have been following what I have been up to you would know that in September I went to Amsterdam, I fell in love with this beautiful city and after going to Ann Franks house, I wanted to find out more about this girl who's diary is the most popular non-fiction book in the world. I picked up her diary in English (of course) and when I got home, started to read it, here is my thoughts on this classic, must read book.



Ann Frank is an extremely talented writer and from the first few pages I was hooked. Usually it takes me a chapter or two to really appreciate and get lost in a good book. This was a instant love, which shows just how great her skills were, even at such a young age.

She writes as if she is already an established author. With films that I have watched she is frequently portrayed as an extremely intelligent, quick witted and humorous woman. Her thoughts are extremely deep for someone coming of age, she writes of such serious issues regarding politics, feminism, love and puberty. She writes of issues that even as a 22 year old, haven't even crossed my mind, she is a genius.

  
The diary takes you on a emotional roller coaster, you can feel everything she writes about as if you were there. She writes of her frustration with her parents, her crush on Peter and how she pretty much hates and loves everyone in the house at some point or another. 

Throughout the book you can feel both her bad days and her good, her longing to be outside in the sun and the rain, and how scared she is of being found. You also feel the boring days, during the end of the diary, you start to feel everything getting repetitive, conversations, emotions, days, it's interesting as you read to see how Ann handles these situations, finding comfort in Peter's arms, reading, writing and studying religiously. 


I thoroughly loved this book, as I said during the end of the diary is does start to get repetitive, but that is realistic considering the situation that they are all thrust into. The diary shows a young girl, coming of age through extremely awkward circumstances and how she copes, her thoughts and feelings of issues about life, death and everything in between is extraordinary and I would highly recommend it to anyone.



I hope that you guys enjoyed this post, I would like to start doing book reviews whenever I finish reading a book, I am currently reading The Hobbit if anyone would like to join me.

What books have you read recently that you loved?

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10.18.2015

WEEKEND WONDERS


Hey guys! Today I am going to be doing a small Weekend Wonders, I haven't done one of these in a while so I thought I would turn it into more of the photoblog style that I have been doing lately with a minimal amount of text as you guys seem to like them!


This weekend I went a bit art gallery mad, I was reading in the Stylist mag about a couple of museums, one which I have been to before and love it there and the other only opened this Spring. I try to go to museums as much as I can as I work in the art industry so I need to soak up as much culture as I can.




The first thing I did this weekend was go to Ann Veronica Janssen's, States Of Mind exhibition at the Welcome Collection in Euston. This installation is all about the human consciousness and an explores light and colour. The installation is a huge room filled with different colour mist. It is extremely disorientating as you cannot see anything except colour. You can see people only when they are very up close to you, but for the most part you are "blinded by colour".

It is an amazing experience, and I highly recommend it to everyone, it is weird at first, but once you get use to it, it is wonderful to let your body figure out where it is without your eyes to help. I will be going again, but for now this is one of the best experiences I have had in a long time, it is extremely unique.




I then got back on the Victoria line and travelled to Vauxhall to the Newport Street Gallery, this gallery is owned by Damien Hirst who is a renowned artist. Personally I didn't enjoy the exhibition that was on, I appreciate the painters work, but it wasn't my cup of tea, which is fine, I will be going back when another exhibition was on, but for now that's my thoughts on the current work.



Thanks for reading! Have you seen any good exhibitions lately? As usual I am available on most social media platforms for you to keep up to date with what I am doing.

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10.15.2015

ASOS HALLOWEEN CLOTHES & ACCESSORIES


Hey Guys! As you will know this is not my usual type of post, I am not a fashion guru, never have been. But recently I have noticed myself becoming a lot more cautious of what I wear and becoming more interested in looking half decent when I walk out the door.

I noticed that ASOS had a wonderful collection of Halloween clothes and accessories on their website, so I thought I would do a post about the things I love and have my eye on for buying this month.



 WOMENS



ACCESSORIES




I hope that you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments if you would like more of these types of posts!

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10.13.2015

FALL PLAYLIST 2015

 
Hey Guys! Today I am going to show you my playlist for this Fall. I have got a group of songs that I have been listening to constantly on Spotify. Most of them are relatively new, but some of them are oldies that I am sure you will love them all over again. As usual, let me know what you think in the comments! 






Which of these songs are your favourite? What songs have you been listening to recently?

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10.10.2015

CREATIVE WORKSPACES


Hey Guys, today I am going to be doing a post on creative workspaces, as a person who works in the creative industry and as a blogger I am always glued to a desk and a computer.

To me a workspace should be somewhere where you feel comfortable and relaxed while doing your best work. I have worked in a few design studios and since starting university I have had a few different workspaces so I know what I like and don't like in a space.

This is a collection of spaces both personal and studio that I feel are beautiful and inspirational to anyone who is looking to update their current space. Enjoy!
 


PERSONAL WORKSPACES




STUDIO WORKSPACES



So these are pretty much my dream work spaces, both what I would love to have at home and work in, I am attracted to spacious, minimal and clean spaces with lots of natural light. I also love to have inspirational images around me and music whilst I am working.



Do you like these work spaces? What do you like or want to change about your own personal workspace?

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10.08.2015

CRUELTY FREE & VEGAN AUTUMN BEAUTY PICKS


Hey Guys, so last weekend I was browsing Superdrug and spotted a few cruelty-free Autumn products that I couldn't help picking up, and after trying them I can't help but tell you.



Limited Edition Wild Cherry & Nettle Original Source Body Wash 
They brought this out in a cool Halloween themed packaging (which may have been the reason why I bought it). I have been using this in the shower everyday since I got it and I am addicted, it was a pound from Superdrug which I think is a bargain as Original Source is such good quality and 100% vegan and cruelty free!

Barry M - Basecoat, Topcoat & Nail Hardener 
I have had this product before but I was so impressed that this is my second bottle, it is great for people who are too skint to buy everything separately and still works just as good, when used properly it can make any nail polish last around a week, which is a great for me as I am too lazy to do my nails every other day.

Barry M - Nightshade Nail Paint
I am currently wearing this as I type and this may be one of my favourite nail polishes that I own. It is an extremely dark purple that is just off black, it is dark and Halloween themed without being too Gothic. It lasts ages without any chips and when the light catches your nails and shows the slight plum purple colour it's gorgeous.

Barry M - Red Wine Nail Paint
This is the perfect red, it is bright and sexy yet also dark and bloody. On my pale skin it looks wonderful and demands attention. I would call this a perfect mix between postbox red and bedroom red. If you are looking for a new red, or dressing as a Vampire this Halloween, this is the red that you want


All of the products mentioned are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, they are also budget friendly and such good quality.



Have you tried any of these products yet? If not which ones are you excited to try?

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10.06.2015

BUMBLE & BUMBLE SUNDAY SHAMPOO REVIEW


Hey Guys! Today I am going to be doing a long awaited review on a shampoo that I have been using for about two months. When I say "two months" this seems very long, but this particular shampoo is a clairifying shampoo that you are supposed to use once or twice a week to get all of the product and oils out of your hair, to start the next week fresh.



This shampoo is Bumble & Bumble Sunday Shampoo which is £18.50 on Amazon but you can also get it from Boots, Debehams and most high end stores.

You may be thinking that this is very expensive for a small bottle of shampoo, and you are right, it is. Personally I am going to be buying this again, or at least trying some of the other items in the B&B range as I have loved the experience that I have had with this product.

It pretty much does what it says on the tin, I use it every Sunday night the day before work to make sure my hair is ready for another week or hairspray, dry shampoo, heat spray and product. After I use it my hair feels so clean! And the day after my hair is fluffy and soft and not oily at all. As I said, you can only use it once or twice a week as it strips your hair of oils, so using it more than that could do the opposite to your hair, but every now and again is fine.



Have you tried any product from Bumble & Bumble? If so let me know what I should use next! 

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