Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Summer Tag!

Hello again everyone, I have decided to do a last minute post tonight because after this one I wont be able to post for two weeks or so as I go on holiday to Tunisia tomorrow morning. I have never actually been before and I don't know much about it really, but I'm going with my family so i'm sure it will be great fun, let me know what its like if you have been before!

I wasn't actually tagged by anyone but I wanted to try a Tag post, so after searching on Pinterest, I thought that this would be a nice Summery Positive post to leave you with, so here goes!

What is your favourite thing about Summer?
Sun!! Now I can't lie, I'm not a massive fan of the heat when its in the UK as we don't really have outdoor pools and air conditioning to cool us down, but the sun allows you to get out and about so much more than the usual rainy British weather!

Do you have a favourite Summer drink?
This is such an easy question for me, anyone that knows me will know that my favourite drink all year round is squash! I know,  I know, You were expecting something funky or alcoholic, but nope, I love nothing more than an ice cold glass of Robinsons Summer Fruits squash! Alternatively I'm loving flavoured teas at the moment, Forrest fruits and tropical especially.

Is there a particular location you like to go to each Summer?
Not really, nowhere specific, we usually holiday in somewhere warm and sunny, Spain, Majorca, Ibiza, Greece, anywhere hot and with a nice beach really!

Favourite makeup look for Summer?
As minimal as possible if I'm honest, after all, who can be bothered with Sitting down to do makeup all morning in this weather? Not me! Prime, BB cream, Concealer, Powder, Blush, One colour of eyeshadow, Mascara, Lippy, DONE! (wow that sounds a lot now!)

Dresses or Skirts?
Dresses! I wear dresses all year round, although I do have a fair few skirts this year.

Sandals or Ballet Pumps?
Sandals, no question about it!

Smokey Eyes or Bold Lips?
It has to be bold lips for me in summer, I'm Loving oranges this year, my fave is the 'Revlon Lip Butte'r in 'Tutti-Fruity'.

Do you wear your hair up or down more often in Summer?
Probably about the same actually, Maybe up?

Favourite Perfume for Summer?
Victoria Secret - Love Spell

Last but not least, Favourite Summer song?
I'm loving all of Ed Sheerans new album 'x' especially 'Runaway' and 'dont', but I also love
 Katie Sky - Paradise.

And thats it! Hope you enjoyed reading, I tag:

 And anyone else that wants to do this tag! I really enjoyed doing this so definitely give it a try,
 Enjoy your holidays!

Carris x

Monday, 21 July 2014

A Day At The Beach

Hello again, It feels as if its been quite a while since my last post, but I suppose not.
I always like being nosy and looking through other peoples interesting trips and experiences, so I thought that I would share my little spur- of - the - moment trip to Skegness beach.

Its been a long time since I last went to a beach in the UK, and the decision was a little random if i'm honest, I just really fancied a change of scenery! After scouring the internet for a day trip coach deal to the beach, I came across a 'Harry Shaw' coach deal that would cost just £30 return, leaving from a bus station near me, directly to Skegness beach. I hadn't really thought the whole thing through, and I just didn't expect it to actually happen, but after a long phone call to one of my best friends Asia, she agreed to join me, and we booked the trip for just two days away. (which was now last Sunday.)

So, This was it! We were going to Skegness! It seemed like a bit of an adventure really, Just me and Asia going on our own, We had never done anything like this on our own before, but I'm kind of trying this new thing where I say 'yes' to all opportunities, so this seemed like a good time to put this into practice, and I can honestly say, i'm so glad I went!

Here are some photos from our trip, Even though the weather wasn't the sunniest,
 it was quite warm, and still a great day! (Brace yourselves for some horrendous selfies)

(Dress-Topshop, Jacket-Bay)


How pretty are these shells that we found on the beach? There were loads :)

Not sure quite what i'm doing in this one, but funny all the same :D

Skegness Pier

Skegness beach is soooo long!

You will have to excuse the mad hair, -It had just rained and the sea/ Beach air made my hair go crazy!

I wasn't aware that this photo was taken!

Asia looking B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l

Wow, I have no explanation for this one :o

'Pleasure Beach'


Asia again :)

Idyllic, don't you agree?

As horrific as some of these selfies are, I feel like they truly show how happy this day made me, and I'm always going to love looking back on these pictures and remembering the happiness and the positivity that  the whole day brought. This day reminded me of how much a change of scenery now and again is necessary, and I hope that this encourages everyone reading to say 'yes' to positive opportunities, and to remember to appreciate the little things in life, because they really do add up. :)

Carris x

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

Nail Art...That Everyone Can Do!

Hello again! Having broke up from school already, I've found myself with a lot more time than i'm use to, meaning that sometimes I can be very bored. After seeing numerous tweets about my friends getting their nails done, I decided that I would paint my nails. I wanted my nails to look like I'd had them done, however I wasn't willing to splash the cash on nail art that was just going to last a couple of days, So I came to the compromise of doing them myself, but using 'nail gelly' by Barry M in hope that it would last longer. So here are my pink and green 'Pinterest Inspired' nails!

I used a pink Barry M gelly in the colour 'Rose Hip'  and a mint green colour called 'Sugar Apple', but you could obviously use any colour, and whatever polish you like. These nails could also look really nice in three colours.

The first thing that I did was paint two coats of the pink colour on each nail, except the one next to my thumb nail, which I painted in the mint green colour.

When they had all dried, I painted three stripes of the mint green colour across my thumb nail, I didn't intend for them to be this thick, however the brush that comes with this polish is quite thick, so thick stripes were the result. I was fairly pleased with them so Just left them as they were, however you could go over any mistakes of things you were not keen on with the pink polish to cancel out the green.

I just left the next nail as it was,- Mint green coloured, but you could do something funky with it! :)

The next nail is probably the most complicated- but still pretty simple. You will need a normal pin, and a pencil with a rubber on the end. Simply push the pin into the rubber on the top of the pencil, but leave about 1mm sticking out. The flat head on the top of the pin will now be sticking out of the rubber on the pencil, and will make the perfect stamp for polka- dots on your nail! Holding the pencil, dip the head of the pin into the polish and dot it onto the nail, it should stamp right on. :)

For the next nail, I really simply swiped the Green polish across my nail on a diagonal, and then  filled in half of it as you would if you were normally painting your nails.

For the last one, I simply painted a swipe of green polish across the top of my nail, - like a french tip, and then I did the same with the other hand, and voila! An easy set of very Pinterest nails!  Trust me, if I can do them, You can do them too!

Carris x

Monday, 14 July 2014

20 Facts About Me!

20 random facts about me, Just so you can get to know me better! You can leave me a fact about yourself in the comments below if you like! :)

1. I love all types of music: i literally love all kinds of music, all genres, all artists, whatever! I have the most random taste in music ever and it often surprises people!

2. As much as I love the idea of a bath, I can never stay in it for more than 5 minutes,-I get so bored!

3. My hair is naturally medium brown and very VERY curly!

4. My all time favourite album is 'Inside In The Inside Out' by The Kooks

5. Although I love the beach, I actually have a massive fear of seaweed, I wont go in the sea if there is more than a little bit of it in there, its so tangley and horrible!

6. My favourite holiday destination is Greece or Majorca

7. I hate trying new food, and I hate eating infront of people, I dont eat a wide variety of different foods, and to be honest I just see eating as a hassle really! (obviously i'm trying to change this!)

8. If I could go anywhere in the world, I would choose Italy

9. I really randomly get cravings for pizza

10. My best friend has the same name that I was nearly given!

11. I have 2 piercings in each ear

12. I'm a really quiet person if I am not comfortable in the situation

13. I'm allergic to kiwi

14. I get nervous about everything, I will worry when its totally unnecessary

15. The only exersizes that I actually enjoy doing are yoga and running 

16. I am sooooo paranoid about so many silly things

17. Although I hate seaweed, I looooove the beach!

18. I have 2 older sisters, no brothers and no younger siblings

19. At one point my family had over 30 fish at once!

20. I have absolutely no idea what I want to do in the future, but that's okay!

Thats it! 20 facts about me! Let me know if any of them are the same for you, i'll be sure to post again soon.

Carris x

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

My Summer Shoe Collection

This blog post is a little bit different to what I intended to be posting, but I just wanted to post something summer themed, and for some reason, shoes came to mind! So I'm going to show you my summer shoe collection! Some of these shoes are not new but I just thought that I might aswell include them anyway, so here goes!

Day time
So, it's pretty obvious that these are just a pair of flip flops, but everyone needs flip flops, right?

I actually got these little white toe-posts last year, but I've seen some very similar in newlook.
Newlook (last year, around £15)

I actually wear these slip ons all year round! They're so versatile! 

I love the little gold heel on these, and the shiny finish, they are suprisingly hard wearing, they have survived their fair share of rain!!
Asda-(around £12)

So maybe not the most summery of shoes, but definitely a must for those not-so-sunny days! 
Peppermint Converse-£40

These sandals are actually 2 years old! Oops :o but they have lasted so well!
 I really love them but I have no idea where they came from, sorry!

Now, I know these aren't for everyone, but I personally love them! I don't usually experiment
with fashion much but these are only shoes so I figured I could give them a try.
I'm definitely going to be taking them on my holiday! 

Night time/formal

I think these little shoes are adorable! I feel like the pattern and colour makes them look a little retro,-perhaps 60's? They're so comfortable and I'm in love with them!
H&m sale-£15

These wedges are simple and elegant, I love that they go with almost everything!
Newlook- (just under £20 I think)

I love these little heels! They always remind me of the 50's paired with a little fit and flare dress, I think they're so cute and a must have for day and night. The block heel means they're so comfy and easy to wear!
Newlook teens- £25

Hope you liked this post, hopefully I'll post again soon
Carris x