Sunday, 31 December 2017

17 MOMENTS IN 2017



2017 you have been crazy. Who would have thought that little old me would move to another country? Well actually my degree title does have in brackets, but who would have thought I would have travelled across the Atlantic and not stayed in Europe. The only terrible is, I am now hit with the travel bug. 


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Monday, 18 December 2017

BINGE WORTHY NETFLIX PROGRAMES TO PUT YOU IN A GOOD MOOD



Netflix. The website you visit to procrastinate; chill; for something to do; or simply because you just want to escape. Escape from perhaps a bad mood, or you are stressed with university work, work in general, or just stressed in general. Netflix always seems a good place to go to for a range of occasions.


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Friday, 8 December 2017

Niagara Falls



If there was one thing that was on the top of my 'Canada to-do' list, then it was Niagara Falls.


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Monday, 27 November 2017

5 THINGS I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS CHRISTMAS



Christmas is just four and a half weeks away, and 2017 has just gone by in the flick of the eye, and I just want time to slow down. This year I am totally feeling Christmas already, maybe it was something to do with the visit to the all year round Christmas shop in Quebec City, or the joy that I am feeling from knowing that I will not be working on Christmas Eve or Boxing Day this year due to my current unemployed status from my study abroad year? Actually, kind of wish I was working because no one tells you just how expensive studying abroad is. Okay, they do and it is probably my fault for spending too much money on food and alcohol.


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Friday, 24 November 2017

THE REVERSE BUCKET LIST


As someone who is a huge fan of writing lists, and bucket lists; whether it is to do with place I want to go, things I want to do, or a list of uni deadlines and things that I actually have to do, to somehow complete my degree. I love lists.

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Monday, 20 November 2017

HOW TO SURVIVE A LONG HAUL FLIGHT



There is nothing worse than having nothing to do on a long haul flight, especially when you are by yourself. Yes I have been there and ticked that off - the flying solo part, the boredom part, well I don't think I actually got bored on the 7 hour 50 minute flight to Toronto.  

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Friday, 17 November 2017

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE APPLYING FOR STUDY ABROAD



So you are considering applying for your study abroad year - the third year abroad which helps to extend your life in education - then you probably have 101 questions floating in your head right now. I know, because this time last year that was me.

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Friday, 10 November 2017

THE FOODIE GUIDE TO MONTREAL



If there has been one thing that I have missed since moving to Canada in August, is decent food; brunch, eggs, fruit. Really, university campus meal plan is awful, and all I am craving is fish, avocado and fruit. Oh I sound so basic right now. 


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Monday, 6 November 2017

OCTOBER 2017 ROUND UP

It has been a while since I have sat down and reflected on everything that I have loved or enjoyed in a month. October was kinda crazy. I have visited three cities; experienced an overly warm beginning of October in Canada and a somewhat (I need to invest in a winter coat asap) cold weather; thanksgiving; panicked over my first deadlines in a different country and walked in and out of Sephora without buying anything. October has been kinda great.

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Friday, 3 November 2017

48 HOURS IN QUEBEC CITY


To be able to see and eat your way around a city in 48 hours can be somewhat of a struggle, but for Quebec City it can easily be done, even if you are on a budget.

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Monday, 30 October 2017

9 WEEKS IN CANADA | STUDY ABROAD





In the midst on a mid-term and an essay due in on Wednesday, I thought now would be a great time to actually write a blog post after nine weeks, yep NINE weeks. Okay, I'm kinda a bad blogger but at least I have been posting on Instagram basically daily, so I guess that counts for something? Maybe, not.

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Saturday, 26 August 2017

I MOVE TO CANADA, TOMORROW.



'The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands' 



Just two years, when my A-level grades were not as a great as I had hoped, and going from the dreaded process of Clearing, while thinking I was just going to go to University for just three years to study Economics, I had no idea I would choose a course that would take me abroad. Flash forward two years, and  studying International Relations, I am about to embark on my third year of university, abroad in Canada. 

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Monday, 21 August 2017

TRAVEL BEAUTY ESSENTIALS





'Travelling, it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller' 



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Monday, 14 August 2017

WHY WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT POLITICS



We live in a world where we can not go a day without hearing something politically on the news or social media. In a world, where political events over the last couple of years have been huge; well any political event is huge, whether it is a local election, or an election for a new prime minister or president; new foreign tensions or foreign policy changes, politics effects everyones lives. 

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Friday, 11 August 2017

4 SKILLS I WANT TO LEARN



The older I get, the more things that I suddenly want to achieve or new skills I want to learn. In my head I have a set of goals of things that I REALLY want to achieve, and a few things that I want to do for myself, to better me as a person. There are also a few skills that I want to learn because I never learnt them as a child and now I am 20, I still want to learn those skills for myself. 

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Monday, 7 August 2017

I SPENT MY BOOTS ADVANTAGE CARD POINTS ...


Somehow over the last year I have managed to save up £91 on my Boots Advantage Card. Honestly I am not quite sure how it happened, but it happened. 

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Saturday, 5 August 2017

JULY FAVOURITES 2017

July is always a busy and kinda crazy month, mainly because it is my birthday month, but also everything else wants to happen in July as well. Why, does this always happen like this? 

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Friday, 4 August 2017

AUGUST | THE TO DO LIST


When did August happen? And where has 2017 gone! Well August you have certainly made an apparence, probably just not with the weather that one would associate with summer and August as a whole. Here are a few things that I really need to do in August:

HAVE A WARDROBE CLEAR OUT | Now this one is on the monthly to do list every month, but honestly I actually have to have a wardrobe clear out in August, considering I move to Canada at the end of the month. That means digging out winter clothes and trying to create a capsule wardrobe that has every thing from summer clothes to -20 degrees clothes. Oh dear, please send help my way. 

YOGA | Lately I have been really enjoying Yoga in my living room. Blogilates recently uploaded a video with her sister on Youtube and ever since I have been enjoying 10 - 15 minutes of yoga a few days a week. However, in August I want to get up 10 or 15 minutes earlier and start my day by trying to follow a yoga YouTube video do start the day off. 

CREATE A BUDEGT | Okay, I may have already started this one in July but I need to put it into practice and start keeping up with what I am spending, saving up for and what I need to pay (hello Canadian health insurance that I actually need to pay. Oh and travel insurance). 

Whats on your August to-do list? 

Love Alicia x 
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Monday, 31 July 2017

DEAR 10 YEAR OLD ME...



Dear 10 year old Alicia,

Welcome to the double digit life and the last year of being in primary school or junior school, whatever the hell the thing is where 10 year olds go to school. Enjoy the hell out of that last. Go all out for the last year of primary school; like the world book day dress up day, don't go as a St. Trinians just because every other girl in year 6 is going as one. Like girl, this is your last chance to dress up as what ever the hell you want. Dear 10 year old me, don't follow the crowd and be unique. 

You love to dance, so keep at it. Keep going with ballet, modern and performing arts, as you love it. Don't give up when you get to 15 because it has become a core and has got too darn expensive. In latter years you will release that £140 for 10 weeks of ballet lessons is pretty cheap in comparison to that concert ticket you have just brought; or that leather jacket you will probably only wear once or twice. Do all the shows you can do; whether that is at **** dance school; youth theatre or with high school. You get that same buzz as when you were 4 as a fish dancing to the little mermaid on stage for the very first time. Dear 10 year old me, do what you love and don't stop because of things that will not be important in a few years down the line. 

Don't worry about the spots that are already coming up on your face. Yes, the teenage years will be full of tears and worries because you have spots on your face. It's fine, skin care treatments are great when the hospital never get back to you about a medical acne treatment that kinda scared the shit out of you anyway. You will reach 20 and your skin will look the best it has been since you were 10. No little white heads or red horrible bumps that cause much pain. Yes you will have some scars but you will learn to love them, as that is who you are. You will probably get upset when you are 12 or 13 and boys start calling you names about your spots, but guess what them same boys are going no where in there life (as observed on Facebook). Dear 10 year old me, don't let the spots on your face ruin your confidence; make up is great and a decent skin care routine is amazing. 

On the subject of school, don't worry about your year 5 teacher who said you had no imagination and wouldn't get anywhere in life. You will prove that fucking women wrong. You will go on get A's in English language and you will always be in the middle or top set for all your subjects throughout high school. You may not get the best a-level results, but sometimes things are meant to happen for a reason. If you got the a-level results you needed for a certain university you would be in a very different place right now and you probably wouldn't be moving to Canada in 4 weeks for your year abroad. School can be shit. High school can be a bore, but you will miss it. You will miss your GCSE science class when basically all the girls where in the same class for 6 hours a week and although most of the time all you did was chat and have a laugh and then be teased about Justin Bieber from the boys on the table as well, you will do so well in your GCSE exams and also miss them times when you leave high school. Dear 10 year old me, don't listen to what primary school teachers are saying because you will prove them wrong and trust me that's the best feeling. 

Over the next 10 years you will be hurt, emotionally (damn boys) and physically (damn horse riding) but that's all about growing up. You will experience new things and do things that 10 year old you would not imagine. You will achieve a hell of a lot in 10 years, and probably a lot more than you have already. You will make your parents proud; you will learn to drive; you will get a job; you will go to university; you will start to explore the rest of the world out there. You will also do things that you probably don't want to tell your parents or grandparents as they may want to disown you, but they will probably forgive you when they remember they were your age once. Dear 10 year old me, your teenage years will be some of the best of your life, you may not find the man you are going to spend the rest of your life with but you will make some incredible memories and make some incredible friends along the way and still be friends with people who you are friends with today. 

So dear 10 year old me, there will be times when life sucks and there will be times when life is amazing and you don't want that moment to end. You will give up stuff and start new stuff, but being 10 is great when you have no worries and social media isn't a thing of such. Like does Facebook or Twitter even exist?

Dear 10 year old me you are only just getting started in your life, so enjoy it to the max. 

Love 20 year old me x 


Love Alicia x 

A little side note. I accidentally disconnected my blog from bloglovin which resulted in me losing about 800 followers, so if you could please go and give my blog some lovin' over on bloglovin! Thank you! 

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Monday, 24 July 2017

5 THINGS I AM GRATEFUL FOR


Sometimes I forget about the things I am grateful for; the blessings no matter how big or small; or the things that bring happiness into my life. It is something that is often over looked, and I no for certain that I am one of them people who just forget to think about all the great things in my life right now and how they should NOT be over shadowed by the negative things you would rather forget. 

Right now I am grateful for quite a few things, but here are just 5 things that I am grateful for right now. 

1. My Parents - Yes we should all be grateful of our parents, but sometimes I forget how much they do still do for me, even at 20. It's the small things like doing my laundry or very kindly paying for my car insurance whilst I go off to Canada in August; or just simply putting a roof over my head. 

2. My Skin - Right now my skin is probably the best it has ever been since I was about 9. Yes, I was that kid that had white heads as a nine year old who hadn't started her period yet and no one else had a giant white head on their chin. Now, my skin is basically clear. Not sure if it is drinking 2 and a half litres of water a day or finally taking the time to invest in my skincare routine. 

3. Live Music - I have always enjoyed live music; whether that is a theatre show or a concert. At the end of June and the very beginning of July I was very lucky to see Justin Bieber from the front row and from the second row, and that honestly brings me so much happiness and I'm truly grateful for that experience. 

4. My own time - It's nice to have a few days off of work and focus on me, rather than others. It's nice to work out; give myself a mini facial by invading my growing collection of sheet masks and other masks; actually bothering with my nails and finally getting my brows done again. Also grateful for the time to binge watch Netflix and not feel guilty. 

5. Summer - It may sound stupid, but a bit of sun and the warmer weather instantly lifts my mood. Perhaps that is because I am a summer baby and my heart probably lies in some beautiful place with beautiful beaches. The summer in England can be equally as good, especially leaving by the beach, which I don't take much advantage of, but it is nice to know it's only down the road. Also, I would be very grateful if the summer sun and weather could last a bit longer, please. 

What are you grateful for? 

Love Alicia x 

A little side note. I accidentally disconnected my blog from bloglovin which resulted in me losing about 800 followers, so if you could please go and give my blog some lovin' over on bloglovin! Thank you! 
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Friday, 21 July 2017

MY DRESSING TABLE



Okay, I would actually love to say that I have a dressing table, but the top of my chest of draws will have to do for now. Hopefully one day I will have this amazing instagramable, everyone wants my dressing table, type of dressing table, if you know what I mean.  Anyway, my white chest of draws from Argos will have to do at the moment. Although, who knew how much dust would acquire on white furniture? Anyway, back to the point; lets take a little exploration of my current dressing table set up!



My 'dressing table' is the place where I keep everything from make up brushes, my favourite lipsticks and my perfume collection; as well as a couple of things to kinda of make it look a bit more prettier.

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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

TURNING 20 - LETS DO THIS SHIT



Two weeks ago today I left my teenage years behind me and entered the decade of twenty. TWENTY. Okay, I feel slightly old and also kinda really fucking excited about being twenty. Although nothing has really changed yet, but I have a kinda great feeling that twenty will be pretty fucking amazing. I mean I move to Canada in 5 and a half weeks, which yes i'm shitting myself for, but get me on that plane on 27th August, because Canada i'm coming for ya.

Being twenty so far has been kinda meh though. I mean I think I have spent most of it at work, dealing with customers and the great British public, which is either a frill or you annoy me so much but I can not say that to your face. Except for going to London on my twentieth and going for a meal with my mates to celebrate being the last one to enter the decade of twenty, twenty has been work; binge watching 13 Reasons Why; and spending every other living moment in Purpose Tour merch. If you haven't brought a PT hoodie, then you are missing out on the comfort that I am currently living in. Like yes, I feel like a teddy bear. Can I say that being a twenty year old?

Last year, just before my 19th birthday I wrote a list of 20 things I wanted to do before I turned twenty. So, now lets see if I have actually managed to complete any of these. 


1. Get a car ✔️
My little silver or some people think it is more of a grey colour, Corsa does me the job. It has got me to university and back; work and back; and other stuff and back. My little 1 litre corsa that really doesn't have much power was brought on the 31st July last year on its 7th birthday. It was actually registered on the 31st July 2009. 

2. Talk to more people 
I feel like this one is a hard one to judge. Like yes I have spoken to people throughout the year that I had never spoken to last year. Idk. 

At least 3 times a week I have been doing a youtube video because the gym still scares me. Blogilates, Lucy Wydham Read and Popsugar Fitness are a few of my favourites and I feel like I have become fitter. I also joined Lacrosse at university and at the beginning of the year I couldn't run around the astro pitch without getting out of breathe and by the end of the year I could run around it without getting out of breathe. So I guess I have become fitter, maybe. 



4. lighten up more 
Again, kinda hard to judge. 

5. learn to not care what people think 
This is probably something that will come with getting older and at the moment I still care about what people think of me. 

6. Book flights to Australia 
Nope, nope, nope. Maybe for 2018 or 2019. One day I will go, but it's not the right time at the moment. 

7. Be more adventurous with what I have for dinner ✔️
No more just brown rice and sweet potatoes for me, probably because I have been living at home in my second year and my parents buy me food. 

8. Go on some random weird room trip 
Nope. 

9. Get a least a 2:1 in my second year of university ✔️
I was like 2% away from a first, so I did get a 2:1 it was just one module that let me down from getting that first. 

10. Trek America 
I ordered the brouche if that counts?

11. Go to Ireland 
No, but I did go to Cardiff and Majorca. 



12. Go to Buckingham Palace 
Nah. 

13.  Do more photography 
Well I have posted a lot more on instagram this year then any other year and they haven't all been selfies or mirror selfies. 

14. Take part in more sports ✔️
See answer to point 3. 

15. Really focus on my blog photography and content 
Okay, I have sucked with my blog this year. Kinda feel out of love with it, despite a name change. Kinda been too busy. 

16. Sign up to learn a new language ✔️
I did sign up for French at university, but the class was at like 8pm on a Monday and yeah I wasn't going to do that. 

17. Have at least a day a month without social media 
FAILED. 

18. Read more books 
FAILED. 

19. Learn how to save ✔️
My savings account kinda looks healthy right now, considering I am a student and spend a hefty amount on ASOS. 

20. See a horror film 
Twenty years of age and still not seen a horror film. 

Yes, I understand that I have failed most of my list of 20 things to do before I am 20, but there is plenty of other things that happened in my last year of being a teenager as well that I probably wasn't expecting. 

Some of my personal highlights include: 

It's kinda crazy knowing that in just under 6 weeks I will going to live in Canada for a year. The process has been kinda long, but I am looking forward to it. Maybe next year my 'twenty' round up will be all about Canada. 



2. Seeing Justin Bieber four times. 
Four incredible concerts. This time last year I had two concerts planned; one for 11th October and the other for 28th November. On the way to the 28th November concert I managed to buy one pit ticket for the concert. So that night I was second row and Justin touched my hand and it was like the best experience ever. Then in December, they announced shows in Cardiff and London, so obviously I brought tickets. I got pit again in Cardiff, which was just incredible, even after the 5 and a half hour wait, but I was front row and during Baby we were all so lit and Justin just looked at us like 'thats my real supporters down there'. I also got eye contact during Hold Tight on 28th November and the show in Cardiff as well. I was also third row for the show in Hyde Park as well. Can you tell I am kinda a belieber? 





3. Taking part in Derby Day 2017 
This is something i regret from first year of university; never joining a sports club. In my first year derby day was held at Essex, whereas this year it was held at UEA. So as a member of the Lacrosse club, I went up to Norwich with the rest of the team. We lost, but honestly it is one of my highlights from second year. I got kinda drunk and don't really remember the coach journey back to campus or the pre drinks in towers. 

A few weeks ago I wrote about my little family trip to Majorca. It was a country that I haven't been back too since I was 5, so it was great to go back. It was also nice to relax after finishing second year of university and basically working full time since my exam in May. 




Okay this is kinda a long post. 
I'm just going to leave it there for now. 

Also, I wrote a post about 20 things I have learnt in 20 years, so go and have a nose at that, if you want. 

Love Alicia x 

A little side note. I accidentally disconnected my blog from bloglovin which resulted in me losing about 800 followers, so if you could please go and give my blog some lovin' over on bloglovin! Thank you! 



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Friday, 30 June 2017

THE JUNE 2017 ROUND UP



June always seems to be the busy month. Whether it was a few years ago doing GCSEs or A-levels, or the month when the family holiday occurs. June just seems to be a busy month. 

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Monday, 26 June 2017

20 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT IN 20 YEARS



With having 10 days left of being a teenager, which scares the living shit out of me, it is probably time to share some thoughts of my current 19 years and 355 days on this planet. 

20 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT IN 20 YEARS 


1. You can't please everyone all the time - not even your parents 

2. Being shy isn't bad, it just depends how shy you are at that moment in time 

3. Going to a concert, or doing something you love, gives you one of the best feelings out there 

4.  Don't be afraid to say YES, and jump at that opportunity 

5. Also, don't be afraid to say NO if you don't want to do something or go somewhere or take that overtime when you already have plans or just want to be lazy 

6. Some people are fake and the quicker you find that out, the quicker you can get rid of them out of your life

7. Water will clear you skin up, and not all water tastes the same 

8. We can't be good at everything 

9. Some people will break you heart with out even realising it 

10. Not being liked back sucks, but move on and find someone who likes you for you 

11. If you enjoy something, do it, even if you are bad at it 

12. Social Media is a curse and a blessing 

13. Take every opportunity, even if you are scared shitless about it 

14. Its better to have a small group of friends that you can tell everything to and are there for you, than having a large group of friends who couldn't really give two shits 

15. Supporting an artist and being a super fan is okay, and who gives a shit if people judge you about it, its your life not theirs 

16. Cities are great, but being in the countryside is better 

17. Eat all the food and drink what you want, because you only have one life

18. It is okay to be scared and anxious about certain situations 

19. Buy cheap, buy twice - just buy the one that is more expensive or of better quality, because the chances are it will last longer 

20. It's okay to go on nights out and kiss that hot guy who you will probably never see again, or flirt with that gorgeous lifeguard at the hotel when on holiday - no one is here to judge you, and if they are they are probably just jealous. 

And a bonus one 

21. High School sucks when you are there, but you miss the time when you were there; seeing your friends everyday and not having to do adult things. 
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Friday, 23 June 2017

📍CAN PICAFORT, MAJORCA



The last time, and only time, I went on holiday to Majorca was 14 years ago, back in 2003. As a mere 5 year old, soon to be 6 should I add, all I remember is getting out of the hire care at Caves of Drach; making friends (and having a boyfriend) in the playground part of the hotel; eating skittles and going on a plane for the very first time. Okay, I don't remember going on a plane for the very first time, but I did and I'm sure it was a great experience. 

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Wednesday, 21 June 2017

MY GO TO LIPSTICKS #5



'On a bad day there is always lipstick' 


One can never really have enough lipsticks, can they?  Lipsticks are something that I always seem to buy; whether that is high end or from a trip down to the local Superdrug. 

As I have been at bit absent from the blogging world lately, I thought now would be a good time to get on the lipstick bandwagon and share my current go to lipsticks, which all may look similar but all very different. 

MAC X FLEUR DE FORCE 
As already mentioned in my May Favourites, the MAC collaboration with Fleur De Force has quickly become one of my go to everyday lipsticks. If you want to read more on my thoughts then click here. 

CHARLOTTE TILBURY PILLOW TALK 
Again I got on that hype and haven't quite got off that hype yet. Somewhat similar in colour in MAC x Fleur De Force, it is the perfect nude. I know there was so much hype around the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk lipliner, which I hadn't actually used before buying the matching lipstick, I can honestly understand why this lipstick and lip liner is so popular. Read. 

MAC SYRUP 
An oldie but a goldie, and I'm probably in need of a new one because it is getting a bit gross. Unlike the first two lipsticks, this one by MAC is much more pinky and a lot more creamy in comparison to Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk. It is one of them lipsticks that I reach for quite a lot and always seems to spend more time at the bottom of my bag, than with the rest of the collection. It must be good then.

LOREAL NUDE GOLD 
I have to admit, I had hardly worn this lipstick till a few weeks ago when I rediscovered it, when looking for a lipstick that wasn't one I wore all the time. So I picked up the Loreal Nude Gold, and it has quickly gone from hardly used, to worn a couple of times a week.

What lipsticks are your current go to's? 


Love Alicia x 

A little side note. I accidentally disconnected my blog from bloglovin which resulted in me losing about 800 followers, so if you could please go and give my blog some lovin' over on bloglovin! Thank you! 
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Thursday, 8 June 2017

3 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT DOING A POLITICS DEGREE


When I went through clearing just over 18 months ago and changed from wanting to do a degree in Economics, to one in Politics and International Relations, one did not know just how exciting recent political events would be. 



When I started to write this post, no one had the slightest idea that on Tuesday 18th April, Thersea May would call for a General Election on June 8th (Today, yes I started this months ago and have only just finished it today). It's actually quite a funny thing, because my Dad predicted she would call a General Election within her first year of being Prime Minister and it is happening. 

Back in September 2015 when I started reading International Relations at university, no one would have imaged that Trump would actually get the Republican nomination let alone become President of the United States and trying to get involved in North Korea and Syria. No one thought that the UK would hold a referendum so earlier into Cameron's term, let alone be leaving the EU and Article 50 being used. Let's just not even think about the French elections. 

Now we have a second General Election in the space of 2 years. To be honest, I'm quite happy because I never thought as a teenager I would be voting in a General election as I was 2 months of off being 18 back in 2015. 

Now enough of all of that and let's actually get on to the main point: 

3 THINGS I HAVE LEARNT DOING A POLITICS DEGREE. 


Okay I slightly lie. I'm actually reading International Relations but most of my modules are just normal politics about UK politics and political theory.

1. Politics is much more than leaders having a go at one another to win a election. 
Ever heard of positional or valence models of voting behaviour. Do you vote base on class or what who your parents vote for? Or do you vote for the candidate who you think will be better at doing the job and is the most effective? Basically, how will you be voting on Thursday? 

2. Politics isn't just what you see on TV or read in a newspaper. 
Who new there were theories on different types of politics? Classical realism, liberalism, Mays Law of Curvillinear Disparity, Downsian Model of Spatial voting behaviour. International Relations also has it's own theories as well and even includes game theory. 

3. Politics is much more than writing essays. 
Quantitative politics is just as important as qualitative politics. In my first two years, I have learnt how to use statistical programmes for analysing political data. It looks good on your CV, so thats a plus side to spending hours on R studio.


On another note, have you voted yet? If not you have till 10pm to get down to your polling station!!!


Love Alicia x 

A little side note. I accidentally disconnected my blog from bloglovin which resulted in me losing about 800 followers, so if you could please go and give my blog some lovin' over on bloglovin! Thank you! 
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Wednesday, 31 May 2017

25 SUMMER BLOGPOST IDEAS

Happy Hump Day!


It only feels like yesterday that it was summer 2016, however it is literally coming up to summer 2017, which is crazy. Like does time just go even quicker when you get older, because this year has flown by! Also, can we just take a moment, because Clacton actually looks pretty in the photo above! 

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Tuesday, 30 May 2017

MAY FAVOURITES 2017




The last time I posted the weather was awful; since then someone has turned up the heat in the UK and I am back with May favourites!! 


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Sunday, 16 April 2017

SOMETHING EXCITING IS HAPPENING!!!



I have some very exciting news! Well exciting for me anyway!


Now, if you are following me on Instagram or on Twitter then you will probably know what the exciting thing is that is happening. If you don't, then you have probably guessed it's something to do with travelling or getting on a plane. Then you guess is nearly correct. 

*Drum Roll* *Drum Roll* *Drum Roll* 

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Thursday, 13 April 2017

RINGING IN SPRING WITH JEWELLERY BOX






Can you believe that it is actually Easter Bank Holiday weekend already? 


I mean, it only feels like yesterday when it was Christmas and my car said -1.5 one Thursday in January all day and now we are in 'Spring'! Like that has flown by. Maybe that is because I have had a tone of deadlines and other exciting stuff going on. 


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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

WHY I SUCK AT INSTAGRAM!

Do you ever compare your Instagram to other peoples? Like, their feed is so perfect and yours is like naw, seriously not happening. 


I remember when I first got Instagram back in 2011 (which has since been deleted), and there wasn't a thing for themes and everything having to be perfect. The only reason I got Instagram was because of Justin Bieber and some of his strange filters he would stick on his photos. I followed fan accounts, and not slick blogger accounts, like I do today. I kinda liked it back in 2011. Yes I was posting fan photos, and not make up or an outfit post (which yes I still suck out, so mirror selfies it is for an outfit, like I don't have an Instagram husband or someone who is willing to take photos of my outfits when I can actually be bothered). 

I suck at Instagram. 

Yes, in the last few months I feel like I have kinda improved. I now know how to use tags (I think, but who knows), and good lighting and clearer photos get you more likes, and somehow I have gone from 930 followers at the beginning of the year to 1170. Yes, I know that number is still small compared to others, but after being suck on 930 for a good 3 years, I kid you not, it feels kinda good to have an increase in followers. 

I also suck at Instagram because my Insta has no theme. 

This whole theme thing though. I mean I have tried and failed. Like I had a good New York spell, a pretty holiday vibe last year, and I had some green and pink sort of theme running but yeah I get bored. Themes are so tight. Maybe I want to post a photo from a concert where it is black, and that doesn't go with some light white theme, because who cares if it doesn't go or doesn't look perfect all the time. I like to be different. 

In some peoples eyes, because I don't have a 'theme', I suck at Instagram. Well maybe that is try, but sometimes themes can be boring. 

I can't stand following accounts that have this flat lay of makeup on a white background since 2014. Like please stop, it's boring. I personally prefer accounts that are more interesting and captions that are actually interesting. Yes, I know I suck at that as well, but i'm trying to improve; I promise. 

Yes I probably do suck at Instagram, but at the end of the day I quite like how my Instagram looks. It may not be perfect, nor do I get hundreds of likes or thousands of followers, but I'm quite proud of how my Instagram looks at the moment, even if I do spend too long on it everyday, but who really cares. 

If you are however interested in my Instagram, you can find it here!


Love Alicia x
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Saturday, 1 April 2017

MARCH FAVOURITES 2017



Is it me, or has it actually felt like Spring lately? 

March has been a month were some of it has felt freezing, yet other days feel like Spring is finally upon us, but then I suppose that is March for you. 

For me, March has been a somewhat busy month. I finished university for the Easter Break, booked a holiday, booked flights for something special that if you follow me on Instagram you probably know about, and seemed to have worked most of the month. 

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Wednesday, 29 March 2017

CHARLOTTE TILBURY LIPSTICK COLLECTION





HAPPY HUMP DAY!!! 


And the last hump day of March 2017, now where is the year going? 

Now, if you have been following me on Instagram for a while, then you will know that I do love myself some Charlotte Tilbury products. There is something just so dreamy about them, and oh boy isn't the packaging to die for me. Like I swear Charlotte Tilbury takes all my money. 

My first ever Charlotte Tilbury product was purchased back in January 2015, and it was the lipstick Bond Girl. That little lipstick tube of amazingness started this little obsession off. Yes, I don't have tens of CT lipsticks, but my small collection of 3 is doing me swell at the moment, even if I do lust over some other shades over on her website. I mean who doesn't. 

Bond Girl 
For me Bond Girl screams Autumn. It is a very natural berry colour, and although the berry tones are there it doesn't shout purple, which is something that I love about this lipstick. I remember the one thing that blew me away with this lipstick was that it wasn't drying for a matte, but actually quite hydrating to some extent and it actually lasts on my lips!!

Amazing Grace
This was a little treat to myself on my 18th Birthday, and is that perfect spring and summer shade. It is an amazing beautiful colour. I actually wrote a post all about Amazing Grace in 2015, you can check that out here

Pillow Talk 
When I heard that Charlotte Tilbury had brought out Pillow Talk in a lipstick, I just knew I had to have it. It is honestly the perfect everyday lipstick and I know I will get lots of use out of it. You can read more about Pillow Talk here.


Do you own any Charlotte Tilbury Lipsticks?

Love Alicia x

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