Autumn, Mermaid Vibes and Life.

This is the longest I have been without blogging. I felt like I was posting for the sake of it and lost a bit of purpose to it so took a little break and really thought about the direction that I wanted my blog to go in.

And life got in the way. I've just recently taken a week off work and the flat hasn't half been in turmoil. We live in a ground floor flat which was ultimately perfect for around 6 weeks. Then we noticed that we had mould that all of a sudden appeared everywhere. Then we had damp that wet EVERYTHING and then we found a rat in our kitchen cupboard that had come through the pipes. It's been a hectic few weeks and I have been emotionally and physically drained. I've also been super ill for about a month now which has led to a bad sleeping pattern, a chesty cough and just generally feeling shitty.

As well as all of the disarray in the flat, I've actually had some really good times. If you follow me on any Social Media, but in particular Instagram, then you'll see that I have been a busy little lady on mini adventures and a new obsession with baking - which my flat mates love because there's always cake lying around.

I've also thought about different forms of blogging. I love nothing more than instant sharing and that's why I'm such a fan of Instagram. I'm always on the go and rarely have time to just sit and blast out a post, especially a simple OOTD post, and so have been thinking of vlogging and vining and different ways to get my passions out there. I'm still working on that. 


So, what have I been up to? Well, for those that don't follow me on other Social Media platforms (and actually for people that do), this post is about to become very photo heavy. They're cool pictures though. I've been heavily into fashion lately and my boyfriend has now put me on a clothes shopping ban because our flat is not big enough to hold my ever expanding wardrobe. I have my Autumn/Winter wardrobe sorted now, next make-up!

My boyfriend and flat mate went to Malia on holiday for a week (wasn't jealous at all, nope, not) and my other flat mate works night shifts so I was pretty much alone for a period of time. It sucked. I thought that living with three other people that I would relish this time to myself, walking around the flat naked and doing whatever I wanted without fear of disrupting someone else's plans. Nope. It really sucked. This is the time that the mould spread, the damp appeared and we realised we had a rat. At first, after watching many crime/ghost/horror documentaries before bed, I thought it was a ghost/someone trying to break in and murder me. When I realised it was a rat, I'm not sure which one I'd have preferred.

To conquer my fear of my own flat, I went out. Out of the whole week I think I was home for like, two days.  Besides being at work, the first thing I did was go shopping with my Mama. We get on so well now but my bank account hates her :') We blew a load of cash in Primark (fav shop everrr) and then I treated her to a spot of dinner in a pub.

My Dad had started covering a late shift around this time and I didn't like the thought of  my Mama being alone either but we couldn't stay over each other's houses due to practicality over work. Instead we arranged to go to the cinema a few days later. 

I wore the dress that my Mum encouraged me to buy. I wasn't too sure about it because I usually stick to a particular cut of dress, ya know, being a larger lady and all, but I actually quite like it.

My Mum is so funny. I said we should get a photo together and as she is aware that I am heavily into Social Media and have a blog. She said: "I'm not ready to be famous yet but you can have one photo." :') My Mum apparently has high hopes for me.

We went to see Legend. It was more because it was at a suitable time as our cinema isn't that great. A new one is being built as part of a massive shopping/restaurant complex and so I think it may even be driven to shut down. After seeing this film, I realised that I was definitely on the Tom Hardy band wagon. As well as being physically attractive, he played completely different characters so convincingly. I followed up on some interviews and other bits around the web and he seems like a great role model, very down to Earth and a personality I wouldn't struggle to get on with.

After this, I thought I would treat my Mum to McDonald's. She loves Maccy D's and it was a bit late for her to go home and cook something, especially since she hates cooking.

It was around here that my Mum was all 'teenage girl' and said that she would leave my Dad (who she's been with for over 25 years) for one night with Tom Hardy. She also showed me her new belly button piercing and tattoos :') I love her, she's been a Mother and Wife most of her life and always put herself last but now we've grown and it's mainly just her and my Dad knocking around (my Brother is moving to Australia in October), she's finally learning to splurge on herself and come out of her shell. She was the one that, in the end, embraced my blue hair and encouraged me to be myself. We make a great team.

After a Momma/Daughter date and a semi-decent night's sleep from illness, Dannii and I had planned to go and blow a load of savings in the Metro up in Newcastle. It had been ages since we went 'proper shopping.'

It was so much fun. I felt like I had worked out in the Gym all day and we had to make a pit stop after blowing my budget in the first shop. (Guess what? It was a gigantic Primark.) 

It would take me the next 200 years to blog about all the clothing I bought and they will feature in future OOTD posts so they'll get covered. 

I did buy this AMAZING outfit though. People keep commenting about my overuse of Emoji's. I'm a very awkward person and I feel obliged to say something online, anything or even add that stupid laughing/crying face to EVERYTHING just to take the seriousness out of the text. The thing about writing stuff online or in text is that you have no context. None. And I can't do confrontation. A while a go I tweet replied to someone and they took my tweet completely out of context until I re-worded it and added an emoji, then they apologised and laughed, I believe the emoji took the edge off. (Probably not.) 

Anyway, this is something else...

I wore it to work and everyone was like; "Oh my days, it's so you!" aha!

We also visited the Disney store (it's totally not just for kids) and our obsession...the beautiful shop known as Lush.

The problem with Lush is that I could just stay in there all day playing with all of the products. I ended up buying a multipurpose clay-dough thing (it's a shampoo, bubble bath, soap and clay-dough all in one! And you can paint yourself with it) and a Space Bomb. I was insanely hungover the following weekend and I believe these products saved my life.

I was so entertained that the bath was glittery and blue, just like my hair.

We also saw this...

I just wanted to have a hot bath, sit next to it in a towel and try it all! Since then I have come out in spots from an allergic reaction to my foundation so I may have to order some online.

It was at the metro I realised I had an obsession with pencil skirts. I may actually dedicate a post purely to my pencil skirt collection. They look smart though, or they would but it's me wearing them.

I rarely wear trousers/jeans unless I have to. They're just not comfortable to me but pencil skirts and dresses or even just leggings (around the flat) make me feel like I'm on cloud nine.

I bought two really thick, gorgeous cardigans too. It's that stupid time of the year where it starts out really cold and then all of a sudden it's a freaking heatwave by lunch. These are great at keeping the cold and heat out whilst maintaining a good internal(?) temperature.

After a full day shopping, we went to Subway for a spot of Lunch and retreated to the car to eat it. I have decided that people can be so effing rude to strangers. Like, I know that I draw attention to myself with the whole clashing fashion and neon blue hair but that's what makes me comfortable. Have a look, even question me about my hair (which the lady that I got my new handbag from actually did, she loved it and was so thrilled) but do not sit behind your sandwich whispering to your husband/boyfriend/male friend/brother/whoever the fuck he was whilst glaring at me and Dannii. She did it the whole time we were there so, naturally, we made it worse by snapping a selfie.

Kids these days.

When we returned to the car, before we had even gotten to and into the car, this guy was sat parked in the road. When he signaled to ask if we were moving I signaled back a polite no (we hadn't even packed the car yet) and so he raised his middle finger and drove off in a mood. The car park was practically empty when we got there, early bird and all that, and we're definitely not going to move to someone who is such an arsehole. 

After these events, it was the start to my week off work. I've done absolutely nothing. I cleaned the flat twice, went shopping, entertained a friend and just chilled. It's weird being out of routine. I was still waking up because my boyfriend and/or flat mates were going to work and I'm a light sleeper but then I was just kind of dossing around and it made me a little anxious. It reminded me of the time I was unemployed and that I'm in my last week and a bit of probation at work. which determines if I keep my job or not. I had a little cry and went back to bed. It was horrible. My boyfriend and friend's are so good at re-assuring me though.

Dannii and I decided to meet up again before she ventured to Birmingham for Eurogamer. We went to Middlesbrough this time for a spot of food and to see the Visit. We left about two hours before the movie and were still somehow late. We scraped it just in time though, Jebus loves those trailers.

They also mistook me for a student which I didn't notice until we'd left the till. I felt really bad but then really good because I haven't been a student for over a year now. Ohhhhh, Nostalgia. 

I say I did nothing but actually I baked...a lot, which the boys loved because as I said there's always cake lying around somewhere.

I have a few baking projects lined up. I have a lot of projects lined up. I just need the energy to do them.

With any budding fashionista, I like to dress up when cleaning and baking. I pretend I'm from the fifties or a vintage housewife that lives for this stuff. Makes it much more fun. (The cleaning part more than the baking, I really enjoy baking/cooking but that inevitably leads to more cleaning.)

Last Saturday, after approximately a month of hermit-ting, I decided to join my lovely friends and Brother on a much needed night out...which I regret. I haven't been able to touch a drop of alcohol since because I drank a bottle (probably a bit more) of wine before leaving and then my brother plied me with multiple spirit based shots and drinks. I was actually sick on myself because I'm so classy. The photos are hilarious though.

The night out started off well with my mismatched make-up and clashing fashion...

My beautiful best friend and her gorgeous Hell Bunny dress and tutu. I love this photo. She annoys me a lot but I wouldn't change her for the world. 

And then this happened...

I was sick seconds later.

*You should always drink responsibly, I have amazing friends and boyfriend and I'm a total idiot*

It took me two days to recover from this hangover. 

After recovering, I entertained my other best friend Kim. We are very low maintenance friends that build up stuff to tell each other over a period of weeks, sometimes even months, before having the ultimate catch up. 

We lead very different lives. She's the baby of the group and yet probably the most mature. She's in a long term relationship, a full time job, college (soon to be uni) and has little jobs on the side as well as taking care of her little sister and other family members from time to time.

I got all dressed up in my bluest clothes and baked us a cake. The cake exploded and I ended up shoving in an oven meal but I fed her her wine so no-one cares.

The catch up was so good that she then fell asleep on my sofa :')

She looks like a little doll. She's so cute. 


Today was my flat mate Rob's birthday. I woke up super early (not really, earlier than usual for a day off) and went to the shop for some supplies. I needn't have rushed as he was asleep for the next 2-3 hours. He works irregular shifts and is actually on a night shift tonight so I feel a little guilty that my muttering about woke him up at 1pm-ish.

My other flat mate and I (Jamie was at work) knocked on his bedroom door after we heard movement and told him to come to the kitchen. We were armed with poppers and them silly little whistle things.

He definitely didn't expect it.

Yes, that is a birthday Princess banner and card. We have a very peculiar friendship.

I accidentally let a popper off too close to his face and it skimmed his nose. This resulted in him locking me out of the flat for ten minutes as punishment. It was so funny though, I was on the floor in fits of laughter and had tears streaming down my face. 

After the initial excitement (I think I was more excited than him), everyone went about their own lives and Jamie and I went on a date day. He treated me to lunch at our formal local hangout when he lived with his Mama and I used to visit on weekends.

The place has changed dramatically. Not that it's a bad thing, it's just a lot different to how we remember it being. The meals are smaller and a lot has disappeared off the menu. I think with the council building a new complex thing, a lot of other businesses may change/shut down.

I, of course, dressed up for the occasion. Now that I am prepared, I am embracing the upcoming winter months. 

Greens, oranges, browns and purples scream Autumn to me. I'm going make-up shopping next weekend to buy more season appropriate make-up (and because I'm allergic to the foundation that I'm using now). Today's OOTD was nature inspired, the make-up to reflect that (which totally clashed with my hair) and I finally got to use my Provocalips '730 Make Your Move' chocolate pink lipstick (I blogged about my love for Provocalips here.) 

I think that about wraps up my adventures during my absence. Oh, one last thing though. I bought mermaid leggings!

They go suitably well with my mermaid choker and blue hair.

Resting Bitch Face be strong.

Some people comment on my mermaid obsession. But...

What fashion/lifestyle/beauty posts have you published lately? Link me below!

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