Sunday, 31 May 2015

Falling In Love With A Catastrophist

There is fire in my bones and lightning
in your lungs. When we kiss it’s like
a thunderstorm. Two tectonic plates­
crash against each other and
somewhere in the world starts
quaking. Seismic waves are quicker
than calling. Continental drift is the
earth’s defence mechanism for
commitment. Static electricity, like
miscommunication, is simply friction
in motion. I am crushing sandstorms­
between my teeth, breathing in
hurricanes like oxygen, swallowing
the volcanic ash of survival; to think
we are all made of liquid love and
some will never feel the force of a
tsunami. Sometimes I am stuck
in the eye of a tornado, others I am
spinning in it. Either way, we are a
whirlwind of skin and bone; flesh and
blood; bruises and scars. Laying in
the fresh rubble of our own creative
destruction, I realise, our love is an
oxymoron; a natural disaster; a
phenomenon scientists could only
dream of understanding.

Friday, 29 May 2015

10 Things I Learnt From Competing In My First Beauty Pageant

As many of you know, from this blog post and my Instagram, last month I had the 'delight' (note: inverted commas) of representing Miss Teen Bournemouth in the national final of Miss British Isles 2015. Ok - it wasn't THAT bad - but it was certainly an experience that I found to be blog-worthy and interesting to write about, as more of a social observation style article. The pageant sphere, while not as exaggerated as the stereotype makes it seem, most certainly is a bizarre world which I have to say, I don't think I am particularly suited for. It was a fun event and I did gain a few Facebook friends out of it, but my favourite part was definitely getting the first-hand 'scoop' on what it's REALLY like. Here are just a few of the life lessons I learnt from being a beauty queen for a day..
miss teen bournemouth 2015
Me struttin' my stuff...

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Using The Law of Attraction To Pass Your Exams

maths exam revision calculator and pencil
Yes, this is another one of those 'Here's All You Need To Pass Your Exams!' style post that have been swarming the internet now that exam season is here - but this time, with a difference. Every blog post/magazine article that I've seen on this topic always seems to be giving the same useless advice, i.e. 'get a good night's sleep', 'drink water' and 'make cute revision notes' etc. While those action-based steps may appear important on the surface, the real crux behind achieving ANY goal or desire in life lies heavily in the mindset you approach it with, and little in the 'doing' part of the equation that so many seem to misguidedly focus on.

Monday, 11 May 2015

Amazon Scraps Gendered Categories For Toys

From now on, customers will no longer be able to shop for toys by separating them into those recommended 'for girls' and those 'for boys' - Amazon has officially gone gender-neutral and while I think it's a pretty sensible amendment, a few raging users of the internet did not appear to receive the news so well. 
let toys be toys

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Met Gala 2015 Red Carpet | HOT or NOT?

Award show season seems so long ago that it's almost like a breath of fresh air to see our favourite stars step out onto the red carpet once again! New York saw the biggest fashion party of the year last night as global style icons everywhere came together to celebrate the theme of 'China: Through The Looking Glass' at the annual Met Gala. While some celebs went all out with the dress-code in an attempt to shock us all, the key trends of the night seemed to be lace, floral and sheer overlays with designers Atalier Versace and Roberto Cavalli being firm faves.

Kendall Jenner in Calvin Klein Collection 
kendall jenner met gala 2015
Kendall Jenner used to be so far down on my radar but lately I keep finding myself falling more in love with her each day. Aside from having a stunning model's face in general, I'm loving how unique this gown is; the colour is absolutely gorgeous and the sneaky peek of side-boob adds the perfect amount of sex appeal. Conclusion: HOT