Sunday, 31 October 2010

Happy Halloween Everyone!


Happy Halloween everyone! Here's a few scary stories, films and videos to enjoy tonight :)


Videos:

A lot of you may or may not have heard of Shane Dawson, but hopefully you will read this and check out his Haunted House Party on YouTube - it's well worth taking a look at :)

For other scary videos, check out BlackBoxTv on YouTube - I highly recommend it!

Movies:

Here are a few of my favourite horror movies; (in no particular order) Paranormal Activity, The Stepfather, The Uninvited, The Crazies, Dorian Gray, Sweeney Todd & Jennifer's Body.


Stories:

Check out http://www.halloween-website.com/scary_stories.htm, some of the stories and legends on there are pretty good.


Tuesday, 19 October 2010

Study Tips

We only started school a few months ago, and I've already had a bunch of tests - including spelling tests in French and German, and tests on physics and chemistry o_O

Below are some of the things I do when I'm trying to revise. Please leave a comment below telling me some of the ways in which you revise, and hopefully your comments will help others too =) Let's all try to do well in our exams this year! =D

  • Log off Facebook, YouTube, Twitter etc... Yes, I'm addicted =P but also easily distracted, so I try to ignore social networking sites when revising
  • Drink water/juice - I found Lucozade Lite in "Summer Berries" helped a lot because it's so refreshing
  • Keep the room quiet - normally I like having music playing, but I get distracted (and start to sing along) when my favourite song comes on :L
  • Keep the room well lit - makes me feel less tired
  • Oddly enough, I like to study at night - I concentrate better then =)
  • Read over my notes/textbook and write out my own set of notes summarizing the material - writing helps me a lot as it helps me memorise; "reading it over" just doesn't work for me because I lose interest and remember less
  • Do bits of revision every night and a summary the night before the test - don't make the mistake of cramming it all into one night, it's a really bad habit! (Guilty! I do this a lot) =(
  • Use past papers to help you revise

Well, that's basically it =) Hope this helped anyone who has tests coming up or was looking for tips. By the way, just because these methods help me, doesn't mean they will help everyone else - we all learn in different ways, and you need to know which way works best for you =)

Sunday, 17 October 2010

On my wishlist...

Here are some of the things which I'm hoping to get sometime soon...


 1. This skirt from Hot Topic =)




 




 
5. This pair of Converse from Schuh =)



 

Thursday, 14 October 2010

"This or That" Beauty Tag

I was tagged to do this by Juicystar07 (Blair) from YouTube. She actually wanted people to do a video response, but I'd rather do a blog entry - hope she doesn't mind! =) Make sure you check out her blog & YouTube channel. Also, click here to see her video for the "This or That" beauty tag. 


Okay, so here we go....


Makeup:

blush or bronzer - bronzer
lip gloss or lipstick - lip gloss
eye liner or mascara - mascara 
foundation or concealer - foundation
neutral or color eye shadow - neutral 
pressed or loose eye shadows - pressed
brushes or sponges - brushes

Nails:

OPI or china glaze - China Glaze
Long or short - long 
Acrylic or natural - natural
Brights or darks - brights
Flower or no flower - no flower 

Body:

perfume or body splash - perfume 
lotion or body butter - lotion 
body wash or soap - body wash
lush or other bath company - Lush (but tbh I don't really go anywhere else, so I've no experience with other bath companies)

Fashion: 

jeans or sweat pants - jeans
long sleeve or short - short
dresses or skirts - skirts
stripes or plaid - stripes 
flip flops or sandals - sandals 
scarves or hats - scarves 
studs or dangly earrings - dangly (I actually prefer hoops, but that's not one of the options) :L
necklaces or bracelets - necklaces
heels or flats - flats (I like the way heels look, but I never really wear them) :L
cowboy boots or riding boots - riding boots
jacket or hoodie - hoodie forever 21 or charlotte russe - Charlotte Russe (love both tbh, but I had to choose only one)
abercombie or Hollister - Hollister (again, I love both, but I can only choose one) 
saks 5th or nordstrom - Nordstrom

Hair:

curly or straight - straight 
bun or ponytail - ponytail 
bobby pins or butterfly clips - butterfly clips
hair spray or gel - spray 
long or short - long
light or dark - dark 
side sweep bangs or full bangs - side sweep bangs 
up or down - down

Random:

Rain or shine - shine
Summer or winter - summer
Fall or spring - spring 
Chocolate or vanilla - chocolate 
East coast or west coast - east coast 


That's it =) I tag anyone who reads this and wants to do it; just post a link in the comments section and please refer back to my blog =) Also, if you have a YouTube account, feel free to make a video response to Blair. =)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My Top 10 Pet Peeves With Makeup

Here's a quick list of things which annoy me about makeup/the way people wear makeup. They are in no particular order, and please don't get offended - this is just my opinion. =)


1. Cute packaging, but horrible product =( This happens a lot actually.

2. The dreaded "cake face" - I really hate it when people do this, it's not attractive at all and looks really messy.


3. Eyeliner that only lines half the eye or extends way past the corner of the eye - sorry, but I think this looks kinda tacky

4. When lipgloss is really sticky and thick =( it feels so horrible when you wear it

5. Products which smell bad or have an overpowering smell - especially when you wear it on your face; it feels like it's choking you


6. When people wear lipstick that is lighter than their skin tone


7. "Spider lashes" - either when the natural lashes are clumped together, or when mascara is applied to very long fake lashes and they end up clumping together =(


8. Orange face + white neck - don't even get me started on this one =|


9. Dark lip liner + lighter lipstick - ew!


10. "Clown face" - Bright eyeshadow + bright lip colour + obvious blush =(


    So, there are my top 10 pet peeves with make up. What are yours? Let's make this a tag - I tag anyone who reads this and wants to do it =)

    Make  a blog post with your make up pet peeves and post a link in the comments - I'd love to know what annoys you =)