Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Liebster Award #2

Yes, we've been nominated for a second Liebster Award by the lovely Fiona over at Fiona Withrington but since we did a post not too long ago we're going to skip the random facts and nominations, anyone reading this is more than welcome to make their own post as we will be giving questions :)

Holly's answers
1. What's your favourite band/artist?
Hmmm.... I'd probably have to say Florence and the Machine, but I do love Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons too.
2. What is your dream job?
Either to write novels or work for Company magazine!
3. Where would your dream place to live?
London, if I could afford it! I'd also like to live in Paris for a year and I'd emmigrate to Australia if it wasn't so far away!
4. Why did you decide to start blogging?
Me and Hannah just wanted an outlet for our thoughts, also as I want to be a writer blogging seemed like a good way to get some practise in.
5. What is your favourite book?
Oooh, tricky one! I would probably have to say Looking For Alaska just because it is so beautifully written and it's a love story without being too fairy tale like, which I'm beginning to grow out of a little, it's so unrealistic!
6. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?
Can I have someone from a movie? I love Summer from 500 Days of Summer, even if it was just so that I could look like Zooey Deschanel!
7. What is your favourite thing to eat?
Toasties, yum.
8. How old are you?
17, but I feel about 14!
9. Are you at college/uni? If so what do you study?
I'm at sixth form studying English Language, Psychology, Photography and Chemistry and I absolutely hate it.
10. Are you creative? If so which is your favourite medium?
I like to think I am, but not so much in a drawing-and-painting way, I like photography and uploading things on Lookbook, I also really like making collages, even if that does seem a little childish.
11. Where's your favourite place on the planet? (which you have been to)
I've not travelled far at all, so probably the nicest place I've ever been is York, I just think it's so pretty and the shops are great, Topshop is huge!

Hannah's answers
1. What's your favourite band/artist?
Blink 182, I just love them! But I also like New Found Glory a lot too right now.
2. What is your dream job?
To make art (whatever kind) and be creative everyday.
3. Where would your dream place to live?
I love living where I do now, definitely in-land England. But I also love the idea of Iceland, Austria and America.
4. Why did you decide to start blogging?
We just thought that people would find us as funny and cool as we find us! I'm joking, to have a place to write and discuss our interests I think!
5. What is your favourite book?
Oghhh, I really love the Eragon series still, but the last Hunger Games book, (Mockingjay), made me cry because I just get so attached to characters, oh I don't know!
6. If you could be any fictional character, who would it be?
This is such a hard question! Everyone I like has some gruesome or horrid past or fate, which I wouldn't want. I'd want to be an elf or someone magical, I'm gonna say Arwen from Lord of the Rings as she lives a long and interesting life and finds true love.
7. What is your favourite thing to eat?
Pizza, pizza, pizza!
8. How old are you?
16, I terribly mediocre age!
9. Are you at college/uni? If so what do you study?
At Sixth form, doing Art, English Language, Psychology and Applied Business.
10. Are you creative? If so which is your favourite medium?
I'd like to think so! I like doodling/illustrating the most as it is quick and fun.
11. Where's your favourite place on the planet? (which you have been to)
I love Centre Parcs in Sherwood Forest so much, I don't know why, it's just being among the trees and feeling like you are in the wild.

Our Eleven questions:

  1. What is your favourite thing to take photos of?
  2. How tall are you? Do you like your height?
  3. What are your favourite shoes to wear?
  4. Are you in a relationship? If not, do you want to be?
  5. What is your biggest fear?
  6. If you had to leave your hometown, where would you go?

Sunday, 24 February 2013


Here are some photos from the two disposable cameras I had developed, I love how these kind of photos look, and I hope you enjoy looking through them as much as I do!

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Talk to me

Sunglasses - Primark
Cardigan - Red Herring at Debenhams
Top - Bank
Bracelet - Present
Shorts - Primark
Tights - Tesco
Vans - Schuh

Today I went to a college taster session for the morning which meant that I had to get up at SIX FORTY-FIVE DURING HALF TERM which I wasn't over the moon about.

I was really scared about going to the session as I wasn't going to know anyone there and I was really scared that nobody would like me, however there wasn't too much time for chatting and everyone I did speak to seemed nice enough, the problem is that if I do continue with my A2 studies next year, the acquaintances I made will have been in vain as I'll be in different classes to them anyway. Also, the Textiles teacher wasn't there so I still haven't met her and until I do I can't really decide if college is where I want to spend the next year (or two) of my life. 

On the plus side of life, I got an A in my last Chemistry test! An A! 

Monday, 18 February 2013

Is it summer?

This evening was one of those evenings that we love, one that's straight from an indie coming-of-age movie. We were walking down the hill, Hannah with guitar in hand and playing a medley of our favourite songs. 

After retrieving borrowed belongings from the ghost of a relationship passed, we found ourselves strolling down the road, belting out favourites such as 'My Wena' and 'Misery Business', and thinking, is this the start of the Spring/Summer section of the year?

The past couple of summers have held many of these evenings. Not collecting belongings from an ex, but sitting together, in a big circle in the grass that contained friends, acquaintances and almost-strangers, listening to one person's acoustic guitar, and singing along to any of the words that you remember. It is the very essence of summer, of friends, laughter and music, all rolled together in a warm evening as the sun falls in to the horizon. 

But the most important question that sprouts from this description is, what were we wearing?!

What were we thinking? From the floral lace tights to the snail print tee, from the 'lose control' vest, to the DC trainers. It's hard to fathom that these two people, dressed in charity shop rejection equivalents, started a fashion blog.

But this year, we will look half-decent, promise.

Is it summer?

White top

Distressed shorts
£81 - etsy.com

Strappy shoes

Hollister Co beaded jewelry
£9.36 - hollisterco.com

Gimme a kiss

£6.88 - monki.com

Vintage shorts
£3.87 - etsy.com

Emilio Pucci red bracelet
£620 - jades24.com

L A M B enamel jewelry
£42 - saksfifthavenue.com

Wrap ring
£23 - thinkgeek.com

Chain jewelry
£15 - sourpussclothing.com

Miss Selfridge stud earrings
£7.10 - missselfridge.com

Cateye sunglasses
£6.45 - zerouv.myshopify.com

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Valentine's Day

As you know, it was Valentine's Day on Thursday, and Alex got me the most lovely presents!

Firstly, he bought me The Perks of Being a Wallflower on DVD, which is so perfect that I shed a tear when I watched it, especially when Mr Anderson says the iconic line "We accept the love we think we deserve", it gets me everytime. I won't say too much in case you haven't seen the film yet but I assure you that it truly does the book justice, which I think is largely due to Stephen Chbosky directing the film.

He also bought me a giant Lindt Lindor filled with little ones, I love it as Lindt is my favourite chocolate - I hope that I get a gold bunny for Easter!

And finally, the adorable viking Pandora charm! It bears no relevance other than I find his little beard and nose rather adorable. I now only have one space left on the silver bracelet I've had for almost three years and I think I'll save that space for an "18" charm for my birthday.

So now it's half term, and I don't have as many plans as I would perhaps like, although I am going to the cinema twice on Wednesday (once in the afternoon with my friends to watch Les Miserables and then later with Alex's friends to go and watch - guh - Die Hard 4.0) And me and Hannah have to go to yet another shitty art exhibition which I guarantee we will not appreciate or understand. I should also start revising as I only have nine school weeks left until my exams - which could mean as little as 45 Photography lessons left - woohoo!

What are you all doing this week, if you're off school/college?

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Barry M Amethyst Glitter

In the photo I'm wearing Amethyst Glitter, but there are twenty colours in the Barry M Glitter range which you can look through here. All shades are £2.99 and available from Boots, Superdrug and all the usual places. 

I've decided that I really, really should grow my nails so that my hands don't look quite so disgusting and stumpy and could almost pass for a girl's hands. I've been trying to stop for literally years and I've found the best way for me to stop nibbling is to keep my nails painted constantly, even though doing that is supposed to make your nails really weak, I can always invest in some strengthener.

This nail polish takes a good couple of coats to get the finish that I have achieved here, and I also used a top-coat to try and make my nails feel a little smoother. I found that it was quite difficult to get rid of using nail polish remover however it does pick off quite easily and doesn't leave any nasty stains on your nails.

Sunday, 10 February 2013


Everything seems to be changing for me at the moment. It's scary and it doesn't feel right.
Here are a few pictures I took.

Oh, and I finally had my hair cut and I dyed it darker. I really like it and I'm glad I had it done.

Thank you for reading!

Monday, 4 February 2013


Today I got my exam paper for my Photography exam, and I don't really like any of the questions I've been given, I had a choice of:

  • Contrasts
  • Musicians and Instruments
  • Issues
  • Home
  • Multiple Image
I've decided to focus on Issues, and look further into fears and phobias, particularly weird phobias. Here are some of my favourites:

Aerophobia: Fear of swallowing air
Arachibutyrophobia: Fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of the mouth.
Batophobia: Fear of being close to high building
Chionophobia: Fear of snow
Dextrophobia: Fear of objects at the right side of the body
Genuphobia: Fear of knees
Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia: Fear of long words
Octophobia: Fear of the number 8
Paraskavedekatriaphobia: Fear of Friday the 13th
Selenophobia: Fear of the moon
Xanthophobia: Fear of the color yellow 

Currently my idea is to simply take photos of the things that people are scared of and luckily most of them are inanimate objects as I found it really difficult to take photos of people last time, I'm just no good at bossing them about!

How was your Monday?

Saturday, 2 February 2013


Dress - £40 - H! By Henry Holland at Debenhams
Cardigan - £8 - George at Asda
Tights - £1 - Primark
Nails - Rimmel I Love Lasting Colour in Double Decker Red - £2.99 - Superdrug

Last night me and Alex went for a belated anniversary dinner at this lovely little tapas place near the train station in town. Unfortunately we weren't adventurous enough for tapas so I had steak which was cooked to perfection and a zingy lemon tart for dessert. Both courses were served on slates which I really liked.

I love this dress because the fabric is soft, light and floaty. However the velvet trim gives the dress a more luxurious feel and the starry print takes me back to my favourite party dress as a child.