Monday, 5 June 2017

Quotes

Hey Internet Friends,
Following on from my previous post I have decided to share some of the most memorable quotes from the One Love Manchester concert.

“I want to thank you so much for coming together and being so loving and strong and unified. I love you guys so much and I think that the kind of love and unity you’re displaying is the kind of medicine that the world really needs right now.” - Ariana Grande

"It's not always easy to choose love, right? Especially in moments like this it can be difficult. But love conquers fear and love conquers hate" - Katy Perry

"Despite all the things that have been going on...I don't feel or smell or hear any fear in this building. All we feel tonight is love. Resilience. Positivity." - Pharrell Williams

‘As we saw yesterday, evil will test us, it will show it’s face again, but because of you we can say we will be ready, we will be fearless, we will be great and we will honour our children, because we owe it to those children whose futures were ripped away from them to be brave." - Scooter Braun
"We must not be afraid, and in tribute to all those affected here and around the world, we will bring our voices together and sing loudly." - Scooter Braun

Stay Strong everyone.
Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

One Love Manchester

Hey Internet Friends,
I know this post is a week late due to how busy I've been (so there will be a second post later today). However, it has worked out quite well due to the topic I will be sharing my view on: a reflection on the One Love Manchester concert.

After the horrific events that happened, it's so heartwarming to see everyone coming out in the masses to show support and solidarity against terrorism. Ariane Grande is an absolutely amazing woman to have the strength to come out and do another concert to raise money for those affected by the attacks and those that worked together to save others.

I have massive amounts of respect for not only Ariana but also all the people who attended the concert after being at the Manchester on, the reason behind this whole event. The bravery of all these people is incredible and just goes to show how we will all be united when it matters the most. My heart goes out to all those people who have lost someone in this tragic event, as well as the more recent London event. Stay strong.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 22 May 2017

Album Review

Hey Internet Friends,

Here is May's album review. Hope you enjoy.

Name: Harry Styles
Artist: Harry Styles
Rating: 10/10
Comment: I reviewed Sign of the Times last month and now that the entire album is here, wow! Full of so many good songs, a personal favourite of mine being Kiwi. Amazing album, can't wait for the rest of Harry's solo career.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 15 May 2017

Top 5

Hey Internet Friends,
Today I have decided to make a top 5 things top do on a rainy day. Hope you enjoy.

1. Read a book -I don't know about you but I always have a pile of books I've not go around to reading, so reading is a perfect rainy day activity.

2. Tidy - Messy desk, cupboard or even entire room? Might as well use a rainy day for tidying.

3. Organise - I often enjoy organising and sorting through makeup, clothes, random documents and stationary to keep everything in order so I know where it all is.

4. Walk - If it's not raining too heavily, walks out in the fresh air are always lovely.

5. Watch a film - Curl up with a cuppa, snuggle down and watch your favourite film.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Book review

Hey Internet Friends,
Due to exams coming up, posts may be slightly late (like this one) so I apologise in advance. I will, however, make up for lack of posts when possible. Now, on with todays book review.

Title: Skulduggery Pleasant
Author: Derek Landy
Blurb: (From Wikipedia) Twelve-year-old Stephanie Edgley is tired of her boring life. But when a man breaks into her recently deceased uncle's house and tries to kill her, she is saved by a funny, arrogant, fireball-throwing, 400-year-old detective named Skulduggery Pleasant, who just so happens to be a walking skeleton, and she is thrust into a world of danger, murder and magic. Taking the new name of Valkyrie Cain, she partners up with Skulduggery to solve her uncle's murder, and to prevent the devious Nefarian Serpine from obtaining the Sceptre of Ancients, a mystical weapon that can slay gods. The sceptre is a powerful weapon which can be used to defeat and overcome the world and bring back the Faceless Ones.
Rating: 8/10
Comment: Loved them when I was younger and still do now. Brilliant characters that have different personalities. Exciting to read but aren't too complex. Yes, the book as well as the rest of the series is meant for children but as a girl in her late teens these are still brilliant, even my Dad enjoyed them.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 1 May 2017

Motivational Monday - Quotes

Hey Internet Friends,

So while trying to find some really good motivational quotes, I discovered this website that is full of so many brilliant ones, so click here to check it out. Here are just a handful of them.


We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.
Aristotle

Take calculated risks.
That is quite different from being rash.
George S. Patton

Storms make oaks take roots.
Proverb


If you do not hope, you will not find what is beyond your hopes.
St. Clement of Alexandra

Dream big and dare to fail.
Norman Vaughan

Hope you enjoy!

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 24 April 2017

Album/Song Review

Hey Internet Friends,
Here is April's song review. Enjoy and feel free to recommend songs or albums for me to review next month.

Name: Sign of the Times
Artist: Harry Styles
Rating: 10/10
Comment: After waiting for Harry's solo music for so long, this song makes it all worth it. It's got such a powerful and meaningful message behind it but is so easy and relaxing to listen to. Absolutely adore it.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0GKGpObgPY

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 17 April 2017

Top 5

Hey Internet Friends,
So today I will be sharing with you the top 5 famous people who have inspired me in one way or another (not in any particular order).

1) Stana Katic - One of the stars of my favourite TV show, Castle. Stana Katic played a kickass NYPD detective and for me is a strong example of a powerful woman.

2) George Orwell - After reading Nineteen Eighty-Four I was inspired to take a slightly stronger interest in politics and the world around me, as well as gaining the confidence to voice my political opinions. So inspiring, especially since his work is still relevant today.

3) Harry Styles - My celebrity crush who is inspiring due to his kindheartedness and still being so down to earth.

4) Zoe Sugg - She helped me understand panic attacks and one of her videos where she is so honest and open about them inspired me as it showed I'm not alone.

5) Brendon Urie - An insanely talented musician whose song Girls Girls Boys inspired me and gave me the courage to come out as bisexual. The line 'girls love girls and boys' was just the perfect boost I needed.

Hope you enjoyed.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 10 April 2017

Life Tips

Hey Internet Friends,

Exam season is quickly approaching and so is the huge amount of revision, and seemingly never ending school work. Because of this, I'm guessing it's likely that a load of us will be starting to feel the stress, so today I will be sharing with you some top life tips to help you stay more relaxed and calm.

1) Try to embrace stress - use the stress to push yourself to be more productive.

2) Try to schedule what needs to be done to help stop procrastination.

3) Take time out to relax - yes getting work done is important but so is relaxation.

4) Drink plenty of water - dehydration will get you nowhere.

5) Try to keep work away from your relaxing space if possible - even if this is as simple as sitting in one room to study and relaxing in another.

Hope these are useful to some of you, any more tips feel free to let me know.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 3 April 2017

Quotes

Hey Internet Friends,
Today I decided to go with Spring themed quotes. I hope you enjoy.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

'Spring is nature's way of saying, "Lets party!"' - Robin Williams

'No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn' - Hal Bortland

'Sweet April showers do spring May flowers' - Thomas Tusser

'I believe in process. I believe in four seasons. I believe that winter's tough, but spring's coming. I believe that there's a growing season. And I think that you realize that in life, you grow. You get better.' - Steve Southerland

'For happiness one needs security, but joy can spring like a flower even from the cliffs of despair.' - Anne Morrow Lindbergh

Monday, 27 March 2017

Song Review

Hey Internet Friends,
So today I am doing another song review. I hope you enjoy.

Name: Valerie
Artist: Amy Winehouse
Rating: 10/10
Comment: One of my all time favourite songs. A timeless classic by a true star, lost way too early. This song is brilliant to listen to any day at anytime and never fails to put a smile on my face.

Love and Hugs
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 20 March 2017

Top 10

Hey Internet Friends,
So this week I am sharing with you my top 10 shops. Now, because they are all so different, these aren't in any particular order.

H&M - I especially love to shop for clothes in the sales.

ASOS - Tend to shop online if I feel like treating myself.

Superdrug - perfect for all essential beauty buys, plus they take Student Discount cards.

Wilko - Really pretty, good quality, affordable stationary. Brilliant value for money.

New Look - I mainly shop in New Look for shoes but usually find a bargain in the clothes sales.

TK Maxx - If you have never been to TK Maxx then what are you doing? They sell lots of designer items at really affordable prices. I particularly love the homeware range and the bags and purses.

Etsy - My go to place for gorgeous gifts for close friends and family.

Hobbycraft - Essential for all my art equipment and is another place that takes Student Discount Cards.

Pia - A really lovely jewellery shop that isn't too expensive.

Primark - Great for clothes, makeup, shoes and PJs.

Hope you enjoyed this weeks post.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 13 March 2017

Book Review

Hey Internet Friends,
So, as promised here is the second post this week. I hope you enjoy.

Title: Divergent
Author: Veronica Roth
Blurb: In sixteen-year-old Beatrice Prior’s world, society is divided into five factions – Abnegation (the selfless), Candor (the honest), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent) – each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue, in the attempt to form a “perfect society.” At the age of sixteen, teens must choose the faction to which they will devote their lives.
On her Choosing Day, Beatrice renames herself Tris, rejects her family’s group, and chooses another faction. After surviving a brutal initiation, Tris finds romance with a super-hot boy, but also discovers unrest and growing conflict in their seemingly “perfect society.” To survive and save those they love, they must use their strengths to uncover the truths about their identities, their families, and the order of their society itself.
Rating: 9/10 - Couldn't put it down.
Comment: If you have seen the film, I urge you to read the books, as I found them much better than the films.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Quotes

Hey Internet Friends,
Due to technical difficulties last week, I was unable to get up a post. So this week there will be two, instead of just the usual one in order to make up for it. Hope you enjoy.

Difficult paths often lead to beautiful destinations.

No matter how you feel; get up, dress up, show up and never give up.

Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground.

Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire.

Do not judge my story by the chapter you walked in on.

The strongest people are not those who show strength  in front of us, but those who win battles we know nothing about.

Just because my path is different, doesn't mean I'm lost.

We accept the love we think we deserve.

Believe you can and you're halfway there.

I am thankful for all those difficult people in my life, they have shown me exactly who I do not want to be.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 27 February 2017

Album Review

Hey Internet Friends,

Today I have decided to do an album review.

Name: Glory Days
Artist: Little Mix
Rating: 9/10
Top song: Private Show
Comment: This is such a funky, feel good album with brilliant songs to make you happy on pretty much all occasions. Perfect for listening to whilst in the car or dancing to round the kitchen. Another amazing album from the stunning Little Mix girls.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

P.S. Please feel free to comment songs or albums for me to review.

Monday, 20 February 2017

Top 10

Hey Internet Friends,

Let me start off by apologising that this post is up slightly late, I had some issues with my internet.
Today's post is about my Top 10 beauty brands. Now, these are in no particular order as there are different products I like from each.

The Body Shop - Brilliant for when you feel like treating yourself to some slightly more expensive products. The Body Shop is cruelty free which is amazing and makes it worth that little bit extra.

Pure Colour (New Look) - I absolutely adore the lashes and lipsticks from Pure Colour, as well as the eyeshadows. The quality is very high for such affordable products.

PS... - Amazing items at incredibly low prices, PS... is the beauty brand from Primark. My main go to is the false nails, however I have recently purchased some false lashes from there, as well as a lemon lip jelly (which is absolutely amazing and only costs £1).

Rimmel - Rimmel has such a vast range of products, all at affordable prices that are extremely high quality. My top Rimmel product is the Wake Me Up concealer, and is something I use every single day.

Natural Collection - I feel as though Natural Collection from Boots is such an underrated brand of makeup. It insanely affordable as well as being ideal for sensitive skin. I own multiple shades of lipsticks from Natural collection, as well as some of the eyeshadows and am incredibly impressed with the pigmentation. I currently use the Natural Collection Liquid Eye Liner which is brilliant and only cost me £1.99. Just as good as any other eyeliner I've tried and at least half the price.

Makeup Revolution - Makeup Revolution is incredibly amazing. The pigmentation of the eyeshadows is so good and again is an incredibly affordable brand. The new lip kits are absolutely gorgeous and sell out so quickly everywhere they are stocked.

W7 - Now, W7 is well know for holding dupes of so many top branded products, and works just as well. It won't break the bank yet still gives you the same quality as the high end brands that look incredibly similar.

NYX - How could I get through this list without mentioning NYX. The matte lip creams are so gorgeous and my only regret is not owning more of them. A little more expensive than some of the brands on this list but most definitely worth it.

L'Oréal -A much loved brand that I often splash out on is L'Oréal. If you just wanted to buy the one product from there, I'd highly recommend buying the Studio Secrets Professional smoothing resurfacing primer. Application is so smooth and it isn't horrible and sticky like I have found other primers to be. It really helps hold makeup in place without feeling too heavy on the skin.

Max Factor - The final brand on the list, Max Factor is one that I often go to for eyeshadows and mascaras, however I have recently purchased a new Max Factor foundation that I can't wait to try.

Hope you enjoyed,

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox 

Monday, 13 February 2017

Life Tips

Hey Internet Friends,
So today I plan on sharing with you some of my top tips for everyday life.

1) Study Hard
Working hard in school helps set you up for life. That extra boost now is something that you'll be thankful for in the long run.

2) Prioritise
I am not particularly good at this one as I am forever getting distracted, but it's important to always try to prioritise your daily tasks in order to make the most of your time.

3) Tidy and stay organised
Tidy desk space is great for when you're working hard. It means you have more space and less distractions to worry about. By staying organised, you will always know where things are kept and so won't have to waste time searching for hours.

4) Relax
Relaxation is important to help your body restore itself, to provide you with energy later on so you don't get worn out.

5) Socialise
Spending time with people is a great way to de-stress and is an easy way to relax.

Hope these help.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 6 February 2017

Quotes

Hey Internet Friends,

Here are some of my favourite inspirational quotes. Hope you enjoy.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

'The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides.' - Audrey Hepburn

'An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.' - Benjamin Franklin

'Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it.' - Stephen Hawking

'Art is the triumph over chaos.' - John Cheever

'Intense feeling too often obscures the truth.' - Harry S Truman

'Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.' - Elbert Hubbard

'This world is but a canvas to our imagination.' - Henry David Thoreau

'Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.' - Buddha

Monday, 30 January 2017

Valentines Date Ideas

Hey Internet Friends,

So, as Valentines Day isn't too far away, I thought I'd help you with date ideas for the special day.

Cinema Date - A simple classic but always a lovely idea with someone you know well. Maybe not the best for a first date as it can be difficult to get to know someone in a cinema.

Coffee date - Another classic but a much better first date idea as it's a great way to get to know someone. The public atmosphere and background noise can help reduce some of the awkwardness of a first date. This date is also a great idea for people who have been together for a while as it's nice to just sit and talk over a coffee.

Movie Night - This is always great fun and is a much cheaper alternative to going out. Snacks are always much cheaper from he shop than a cinema and you can pause the movie for toilet breaks and food whenever.

Art Gallery - A lovely place to go for creative minds. Peaceful and a great way to connect with someone on a different level. This is especially brilliant if you are on a low budget as most art galleries have free entry and just ask for a small donation.

Dinner - Eating out is always nice if you have a higher budget but is best for a couple who have been together for a fair amount of time. Feeling creative? Cook dinner at home for your partner! Or cook a meal together. A great way to connect and have a good laugh. Even if it all goes terribly wrong, you can always order take out!

Hope this gives you some inspiration.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 23 January 2017

Album/Song Review

Hey Internet Friends,

So, today I am going to be reviewing a song.

Name: Shape of You
Artist: Ed Sheeran
Rating: 10/10
Comment: I have had this song on repeat all week. It's so catchy and amazing for dancing to. A feel good track, this is perfect for listening to whenever and wherever.
YouTube Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dK2tDK9grQ

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

P.S. If you have any recommendations for songs or albums for me to review, let me know by emailing me, commenting on this post, or through social media.

Monday, 16 January 2017

Top 10 - Things to do in Free Time

Hey Internet Friends,
So as you may be able to guess from the title, this week's post is about my top 10 things to do in my free time. These aren't in a specific order. Enjoy!

Going for walks

Read a book

Organise drawers/books/calendar etc.

Tidy room and desk

Work on artwork

Listen to music

Watch a film

Watch a few episodes of favourite TV show (more like binge-watch multiple series of it)

Go out for a coffee

Shop (usually for makeup, stationary or art equipment)

So, what do you guys like to do in your free time? Let me know by commenting on this post or through social media.

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox

Monday, 9 January 2017

Book Review - Nineteen Eighty-Four

Hey Internet Froends,
So, something new today. My first book review! Hope you enjoy.

Love and Hugs
1 More Blogger xox

Title: Nineteen Eighty-Four
Author: George Orwell
BlurbHidden away in the Record Department of the sprawling Ministry of Truth, Winston Smith skilfully rewrites the past to suit the needs of the Party. Yet he inwardly rebels against the totalitarian world he lives in, which demands absolute obedience and controls him through the all-seeing telescreens and the watchful eye of Big Brother, symbolic head of the Party. In his longing for truth and liberty, Smith begins a secret love affair with a fellow-worker Julia, but soon discovers the true price of freedom is betrayal. 
Why I started reading it: It's one of the novels I'm studying as part of English Literature. Loved it the first time I read it and continue to enjoy it each time I re-read it. Despite holding quite political views, it's such a gripping novel. Not the happiest, I'll admit (but what do you expect from a dystopian novel), however there is a nice sprinkle of romance in there.
Rating: 8/10

Monday, 2 January 2017

Quotes

Hey Internet Friends,
Happy New Year! As you will notice over the next few months, I have decided to alter the layout of this blog. But, on with todays post, New Years themed quotes.

'And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been' - Rainer Maria Rilke

'I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something.' - Neil Garman

'Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.' - Oprah Winfrey

'Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering "It will be happier".' - Alfred Lord Tennyson

'Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar you present a new place for new ideas and progress' - Charles Kettering

Hope you enjoyed,

Love and Hugs,
1 More Blogger xox