Tuesday, 19 July 2016

A Zoella Bath

To be honest, I have never been into the whole YouTube hype thing. I watch YouTube videos non stop, however when they release products I'm not that fussed really, and tend to wait to see if they are any good. When Zoella introduced her new 'Sweet Inspirations' range, I was however intrigued. The packaging looked gorgeous, and however shallow I am for saying this but I knew it would match my bedroom perfectly!

I was pleasantly surprised with the overall quality of the products and the way they have been thought about. The bath salts have a sweet scent, labelled macaron which is quite subtle yet still nice to add into the bath. The packaging is great too, and the bag comes with a reseal sticker so the salts stay as fresh as possible. 

The bath milk smells like honey and vanilla I think personally, and smells really nice! Again, the packaging is so cute as it looks like a milk bottle, and is a good size too like a shampoo bottle. The bottle is made out of a flexible plastic which is great news for me as the bottle won't break if I drop it - this has been known to happen far more than I would like to say! 

Finally, the fizz bar. I haven't yet opened this, but other people say it smells like Lush as you walk in which I'm not complaining about! The squares do feel quite small, but I don't use a lot of products in my bath anyway so this is perfect for me. 

Have you tried any of the Zoella range? 

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Why Work Experience Is A Great Thing

I've just finished a week's worth of work experience at a primary school and I have to say it was one of the best experiences of my life. I know, I know that is a bold statement but I cannot think of another way to explain it.

Before I went to my work experience, I honestly had no idea what I wanted to be. Journalism sounded like a promising idea, although I was also toying with the idea of becoming a teacher. I knew I didn't want to become secondary level, but primary was quite appealing. The thought of setting the foundations of young people's lives, and making a real impact on their childhood sounded like something I really wanted to do, and therefore I applied to a primary school.

I was nervous, but I tried not to let that show! I arrived and immediately I was made welcome which was a massive relief. I was told I would be in with the Reception years (to those who don't know the English grading system, the children were aged between 4-5 years old) which I was really happy about because they are so cute! I was introduced to the children, and being called 'haige' by some children melted my heart aha!

The whole week was great, I learnt so much that I can apply to my everyday life. I read to the children, joined in with their playtime, helped them with their work, and made friends with them. Even in the short time I was there, I could see the impact that I made on individuals which was lovely to see. They were all so sweet, and made me a card for when I left which they all signed.

I was surprised to see how mature they were for children so young. Something I was scared about is experiencing a manic house filled with snotty, crying children but they were all so sweet and friendly I loved every minute.

If you are considering becoming a teacher or a job involving children, I seriously recommend you go to a primary school. I left knowing that primary teaching is something that is something I am seriously going to consider becoming in my later life. It has given me a genuine insight into the world of work as I had responsibility in the school and I wasn't treated like an outsider. It was one of the best weeks in my life and I was sad to leave!

What do you want to become when you are older? 

Monday, 11 July 2016

Summer Party For One - And Dog

Sunday evening proved to be a very warm, relaxing evening for those in the UK and got me in the spirit to make a mini summer party for myself while scrolling through social media. Seeing as my family were busy doing other 'family stuff', Archie decided to join me because Honey was sleeping. Talk about family rejects, aha!

To make a fruit bowl, I just cut up all of the fruit that I had chosen to include (I chose fruits that dogs could eat too!) and cut it all up. The fruit bowl was delicious and Archie and I had a lovely snack. I also bought out some bread sticks and hummus which was a nice savoury snack to compliment the fruit.

The leftover fruit I used to make a smoothie which turned out delicious! I blended them all together and added some apple juice to make it a smoother and thinner consistency. I placed it into the fridge overnight and drank it the next morning for my breakfast.

I used my Instax to take some cute shots of Archie, and if you do this party with friends this would be such a cute idea to keep memories and happy times in the form of a polaroid.

Will you have a summer party?

Sunday, 3 July 2016

4 New Reads

A method of relaxation for me, aside from watching countless amounts of YouTube videos and settling down for a new episode of Love Island, anyone else watching that? I'm currently obsessed :), I like to do a spot of reading. I went shopping a couple of days ago with my Nanny and naturally I had to have a little look in Waterstones! To my delight they had a 'buy one get one half price' deals on, which I was very happy to see! I picked up 4 new books, and thought I would share my initial thoughts before I read them.

This book is about a popular, teenage girl whose face was burnt off in a electrical fire. She ends up getting a face transplant, and the book is all about the mental and physical struggles she goes through to deal with such a change. Of course, the book is all hypothetical but it really sucks the reader in to find out what happens next. One to be read soon.

If I Was Your Girl.
A slightly different subject matter for me, as this book is about transgenders and the struggles of finding social ground in a very judgmental world. If I Was Your Girl centers around Amanda, who previously was known as Andrew. Amanda settles into a new school in a new state with her new body, but soon her old past is brought up.

When We Collided.
The starter impression of this book is a teenage love story, but both boy and girl have issues within themselves. I have read the first chapter of this one, and so far I am really enjoying it! It bases around Vivi and Jonah, and the characters are really well written and thought about.

The Island.
This book was a little difficult to get into for me personally, but then picks up and really becomes a fantastic read. This reminds me a little of We Were Liars (don't take that as an exact replica) in the way it withholds information until the very end and keeps the reader guessing throughout the whole book.

Do any of these books interest you?