Friday, December 20, 2013

Friday Favourites: No7 Nail Varnish



So I recently got a set of No7 nail varnishes from my friend as a Christmas present. I have only tried out one colour so far, and that is 'Damson Dream' (don't you just love the names of nail varnish colours?!).


It is actually a lot more reddy than it looks in the picture, and I think that it is quite a Christmassy colour. The nail varnish is slightly shimmery and it looks really pretty. It goes on well and after one coat your nails are looking pretty good, I still always go with two coats though. The other colours also look really nice, so I am excited to try those out as well.

Freya x

Thursday, December 19, 2013

À bientôt

Hi guys. So I just wanted to do a quick post to say that I will be away for a couple of weeks as I am off Skiing! I am quite looking forward to it, as I love skiing. I'm not too sure how I feel about being away again this Christmas. I was away last year and the year before so I would have quite liked to be at home this Christmas. Being on Holiday is great, but you miss out on all of the Christmas traditions. Like going to church  and then the pub on Christmas eve, and seeing all of my cousins on Christmas and Boxing day, and watching all of the Christmas specials on TV.

Anyway I have scheduled tomorrows Friday Favourites post, so we will see whether that works or not. Knowing me I have accidentally done it for the complete wrong day or something!

Have an a great Winter Break, Happy Christmas, and I'll be seeing you again in the New Year.

Freya x

Monday, December 16, 2013

Advent Calendars



It is only 9 days til Christmas!

Since it is now single digits in the Christmas countdown I thought that I would do a Christmas related post. I don't know about you guys but I love advent calendars, and you can get some really cool ones, not just the traditional ones with little chocolates inside. My advent Calendar is one that you can re-use year after year. There are 24 little stockings all on a string, and you hang it up and put a little chocolate or present or whatever you want into each stocking. I share it with my brothers, so my parents put 4 chocolates into each stocking, and we each get one.

I'm getting a little bored of Chocolate advent calendars though, so next year I think that I will get a beauty advent calender. I didn't even know that these existed until a week or two ago, but they look amazing. They are quite expensive, but I think that for the amount of stuff you are getting it is probably cheaper than it would be if you bought all of those things. Also it must be so fun to get a new beauty item every day up to Christmas.    

Boots Beauty Advent Calendar
Ciate Advent Calendar
Body Shop Advent Calendar


















Benefit Advent Calendar














Freya x 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Friday Favourites (on Sunday): Scented Candles



So I sort of forgot/ didn't have time to do this on Friday. Sorry. I was actually really busy though (I know excuses, excuses...). I had school and a driving lesson, and I had to go birthday present shopping, and then I had to babysit as well. And then I meant to do it yesterday afternoon, but my parents were having people over for dinner and I somehow volunteered/ got forced into making desert. So anyway sorry about this being so late, and this weeks Friday Favourites is scented candles.


I have really been loving scented candles lately. Especially Christmassy ones. I recently bought a 'Christmas Cupcake' one and it smells so good. I'm not sure that it is that Christmassy though, but it still makes my room smell really nice.

Freya x

Monday, December 9, 2013

Mondays


Hi guys, so I have something totally crazy that I want to tell you. I never thought that I would say this, but... I really love Mondays. I actually think that Mondays are pretty great. Yes it is the beginning of another long, tiring school week. But because it is the beginning of the week you aren't yet tired. Well actually I am in a constant state of tiredness, but I am not as tired on Monday as I will be on Thursday. So I think that we all need to stop hating Monday's so much and think of it as the beginning of a week which is going to be so much better than the one before.


But I suppose the main reason that I like Mondays so much are that this year I only have one lesson on a Monday. It is in the morning which means that I still have to get up early, but at least I am home by 12 after having seen my friends and had a quick hot chocolate or browse in the shops.

So if you have a full school day on Monday then I can still totally understand why you hate it.

Friday, December 6, 2013

Friday Favourites: Christmas Movies

It is the 6th of December and I haven't done a single post about Christmas yet. This is quite surprising! So anyway I thought that for this weeks Friday Favourites post I would do my top 5 Christmas movies (in no particular order).


1. Home Alone. I didn't know which of the films to choose so this basically just means all 4 of them. They are all great.

2. Love Actually. I don;t know how much I can count this as a favourite Christmas movie because I will watch it at any time of year, but I couldn't not include it here.


3. Elf. This is one of the funniest Christmas movies. And it is on TV a lot at Christmas, so whenever you see it you know it is nearly Christmas.

4. A Christmas Carol. This is a classic Christmas movie which everyone knows the story of, and I don't think it will ever get old. I should really read the book one of these days.

5. The Polar Express. I love this movie so much, and I watch it with my cousins who have it on DVD every year.

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Patience, grasshopper

My University application was sent off by my school about a week ago. I don't have any offers yet, and I am so impatient to get some (although it hasn't been long at all yet). I am just not at all good at waiting patiently. And I hate the fact that I have no control over what happens. There is nothing I can do now to make them accept me. And I am terrified that I won't get any offers. Although at the same time (I don't mean this in a snobby way) I don't really think I am expecting a rejection. I mean I know that I could get rejected, but I think that if I do it will still take me quite a lot by surprise. 

And that brings me on to the other thing that I wanted to talk about. Showing that you care. If something bad happens (like a rejection from a university for example) then I will always pretend to everyone that I don't care. That it doesn't bother me. I didn't want it that much anyway. Even though inside I know that I do care. I care a lot. But I can never admit that to people. Because if I can convince them that I don't care, I can convince myself too. But of course that doesn't work. You can't fool yourself. Or if you do it can only be for a brief moment.

The other thing is that I don't want to look weak. Admitting that I care and admitting that I am upset is showing weakness. But that is stupid. Because if someone else were to say that they were upset I wouldn't see them as weak at all. I would see it as normal, expected. 

So if you can admit to people that you are upset and you do care I admire you.

Freya x

Monday, December 2, 2013

How Clever am I?

I went shopping with my mum today to get a new ski jacket, and some other stuff. All in all it was a pretty successful shopping trip. There was lots of trying on of shoes and coats, which meant putting my bag down. In case you don't know already I am extremely clumsy and forgetful and always losing things. So anyway I was trying on a pair of snow boots, and I picked up the box to go to the counter, and I picked up my carrier bag, and then I went to pick up my school bag... but it wasn't there. So we had to go back to all of the shops we had been in, and ask if I had left my bag there. Which was slightly very awkward. But we found my bag i the end, so it was all okay. 

Freya x