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 

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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 

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