Lifestyle// Why so "Ugly"?

Lifestyle// Why so "Ugly"?




This is a question I have been asked myself many times in my life and I'll tell you it blows, being told you are ugly for the things which are beyond your control! Being told I am ugly because I have spots and an ugly face, something that happened to me a lot at school. What the bullies can't seem to grasp is that you can't change your face which I highly doubt you can do, what I will never understand is why people think it is okay to pick on others for their looks! Oh you've got a big nose, yeah I forgot I can make it smaller, you have spots yeah I choose for them to appear on my skin every single day. I was constantly bullied for my acne, I still remember it like it was yesterday the worst part of it was when I walked into a classroom and someone had drew a huge drawing of a face and covered it in spots and labelled it me, it was hideous and after that moment I never looked at myself the same again.

 I even got bullied for trying to fix the things which were "wrong" with myself, braces were a personal favorite. I never told anyone and it really dented my confidence and to this day I don't think I'll get over some of the comments which were made and when I am having a bad day I look at myself and it all comes flooding back. But why is it okay to call someone ugly and make them feel like that? I am glad to say the day I left school everything picked up, I experimented with fashion trying to discover myself, went to the doctors to try get the acne sorted and but I am afraid I still have a big nose, but I am sure I'll get over that. Everyone has their flaws, and I remember being told they only bully you because they are jealous and although it probably isn't true it helped me to believe that and thanks to the bullies who made my life hell but you've made me the person I am today, I am not that girl who took everything you said and believed it anymore, I am me.
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Beauty// Elegant Touch Express Nails*

Beauty// Elegant Touch Express Nails*



 I have always loved to paint nails and do pretty things to them but since I have worked in a supermarket it has no longer been possible to do any of the things to my nails as I am unable to have them painted as they can be a health hazard, boo. Recently I discovered these gorgeous stick on nails from Elegant Touch, the process is simple you peel the back off of the nails and then they are sticky and you press them onto your nails and then hold down. When applied I filed mine as they were a bit long to do anything with but the pattern on the nails so pretty and I love them. Whilst wearing the nails I did find that they came up slightly so I had to keep pushing them down again, but they did last the majority of a day but during my night out I began to loose them and ended up taking them off. Another bonus of using stick on nails they came off super easy and didm't ruin my real nails (a problem which people who wear fake nails who glue them down do suffer with.) The nails come in at £8.99 so for one days use I'd say that's pretty expensive but they are super cute so if it was for a special occasion I may purchase. If you are wanting a quick set of pretty nails I would hands down recommend these but for long lasting I don't think anything beats a professional manicure, although they are so cute and perfect for younger girls as they get the feeling of fake nails!


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Perfume Wishlist #3

Perfume Wishlist #3


There is forever a new perfume coming out that I want and seen as it is fast approaching me going to the states I will definitely be treating myself to a few bottles that I've had my eye on with it being summer lots of pretty new perfumes have come out but I have been good and yet not bought any of them, as much as I have wanted them! 

//Daisy Dream// Miss Dior// Flowerbomb// Chanel Chance//

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Lifestyle// Is being skinny really THAT important?

Lifestyle// Is being skinny really THAT important?





Is being skinny really that important? Myself and some friends have recently been struggling with the fact that we aren't the same weight we used to be and are trying different diets in an attempt to loose weight. Whilst flicking through the pages of a popular magazine whilst being bored at work and it occurred to me within those few pages which I saw that the girls were all stick thin, no "plus sized girls" promoting the fashion within the pages they were all stick thin girls, I never used to have any problems with my weight I used to be a size six but the problems that came with that I barely used to eat due to being depressed I would skip meals or just eat a pack of crisps but at the time that was fine to me. When I finally became happier and ate properly I went the complete opposite way, and although I am trying to do something about it I don't feel any different about myself I am still the same happy me and I don't think my weight should matter. Whilst looking through another magazine it had some celebrities in the magazine who had gained weight and it was all over the cover criticizing the fact that the had they had gained weight! They are celebrities and their every move is watched but I don't see why the fact that they had gained weight was such a big deal to the magazine and why people read them? Maybe that's just me. It shocks me that in this day and age being different is such a good thing, why do we need to be thin to be happy, are we not beautiful if we have a few extra pounds? In my opinion everyone is beautiful weather they are a size 6 or a size 26, it honestly makes no difference as long as you are confident in your own skin and it sucks to be honest that someone who is "overweight" or even "underweight" gets criticized for it, if they are happy in their own skin- let them be. Not everything in the entire world should revolve around your dress size. After all, as long as you are healthy it shouldn't matter your size.
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Sunday Summary!

Sunday Summary!


Yet another week is complete and it's fast approaching the end of July, I am shocked at the speed of this year it'll be Christmas this year! Some of you may know that I am re-taking my driving test this week which I am super excited about and I hope I pass this time! This week has included lots of experimental recipes for my diet and buying summer clothes for my upcoming holiday to Florida! I recently got a new kitty who has the name Jessie ( I did not name her!) but she's going to be making more of an appearance on my blog along with my cat smudge! Not much other than that going on in life the of Jess!



Blog Posts I've Been Lovin// Rebecca Coco, Cocktails in Teacups & Victoria Jane
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Lifestyle// How to make homemade lemonade!

Lifestyle// How to make homemade lemonade!


I did promise you lovely lot some recipes not exactly a recipe but it still involves you creating a delicious product (lemonade!) I have recently been seeing drinks in jars popping up left right and center and that inspired me to make my own lemonade and it's such a simple thing to do and tastes so good and refreshing, perfect for this summer weather! 
What you will need:
4 lemons
175g of caster sugar
200ml of water
or fizzy water if you want that extra kick!
A tray of ice 
 
Method: 
1// Cut the lemons into four or eight and then squeeze them of all of their juices, straight into a food processor or blender to save loosing any of the juice!
2// Add half of the sugar to the lemon in the blender and mix it up whilst gradually adding the water.
3// Once this is done add the remainder of the water and sugar and once again blend. 
4// Either add the ice during the process to make it super cold and then blend or just add after! 
5// Finally pour it into a jar or glass and add cute straws (and umbrellas) for the perfect summer drink! 
  
Who doesn't love a some tasty Macaroons with their lemonade! ( Made by Cake Cetera)



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Yipsy Macarons Review*

Yipsy Macarons Review*


Recently when myself and Katrina visited Urban Coffee (read a review here) during our visit we saw some gorgeous looking Macarons for sale and I thought they were so cute and just wanted to take pictures of them and although I didn't get a chance to eat them and I still managed to photograph them! Later that week I was followed on twitter by a company called Yipsy Macarons and turned up out it was the same company who makes them for Urban Coffee! I was super excited as she is also based in the West Midlands. I was sent a box of Macarons in the post and they got a bit bashed about and a lot of them were broken *sad face* but Angela was SO lovely saying she would bring me a box next time I was in Birmingham, and it turns out it was the same week as the #BirminghamJulyMeet bringing me and the bloggers a box (which I'd say went down pretty damn well!) 

I only recently discovered how much I love Macarons I've always loved the look of them as they're so dainty and pretty but never actually got to round to trying them! I am so glad that I have now tried them and fallen in love although my diet is not too impressed! Yipsy Macarons come in a range of gorgeous colours and flavours and I am in love with the Raspberry ones and could quite happily eat my way through an entire box of those as they are so more-ish and great for a mid morning snack! Whilst looking at the Yipsy Macarons facebook page I saw amazing different Macarons that Angela had made previously such as Hello Kitty, A macaron birthday cake, and even bear shaped ones and I was just amazed at the different things you can make out of Macarons!



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