Snippets of the month: October

I cant believe October is over already, time flies!

Hope your October has been great, here is what I’ve been up to:

lmg-pic-0221Taking a walk in my everyday autumn/winter boots

lmg-pic-0227When I get the time I like to make my nails look interesting.

lmg-pic-0278My new necklace from Dorothy Perkins it was £10 but they had it on sale  so it only cost me £3! (BARGAIN)

 lmg-pic-0279I decided to buy an MUA nail varnish it cost £1 and the colour is called Plum Noir, its a really lovely dark berry colour. I wouldn’t  claim it as amazing quality but for what it cost I was pleased.

 

lmg-pic-0280This top hasn’t come out so great in the picture but I got it from a charity shop, not sure if I’ll actually wear it but at the time I thought it was an interesting piece.

lmg-pic-0281So I got this from h&m for £7 on sale, its original  price was £24.99 so I’m really pleased.

lmg-pic-0283Stud detailing on the shoulders which I love.

lmg-pic-0289My niece created this from my grapefruit peelings, she’s so creative!

lmg-pic-0293_e1 I wore this outfit this week for my friends birthday the skirt is from h&m and the crop top is from new look. This week alone 3 of my friends are having birthday celebrations as they turn 18 so it’s quite a busy week for me

TV

MUSIC

TLC- Unpretty

Funkadelic- Standing on the verge of getting it on

 

So that’s all for this month, its been a great one and I have a feeling November will be even better!

 

XO lmg

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Getting through 2nd year

So I haven’t posted in a while and I feel so terrible about it. I started this post a few days ago  and finally got round to completing it today. Basically its just advice I’m giving myself for my 2nd year of A-levels but I think it’s quite useful for anyone in still in education.

Begin as you mean to go on

Get into a routine early on in the year so that you don’t get stressed round exam season. For me that means going over my notes from the lesson at least every week.

Set realistic goals

I’m guilty of setting unrealistic goals, for example sometimes I think I will never be happy with my grades unless they are all As and A*s. I’m not saying you  shouldn’t aim high because you should but aiming too high often means your just setting yourself up for disappointment. So for my A-levels I’m aiming for BCC at least, which is attainable as long as I work hard and stay focused.

Positive mantras

For me they are just a way of staying motivated. When I’m feeling not so great or even just a little lazy I think of some wise words by Ralph Waldo Emerson:

‘Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm’

Avoid making comparisons

In my 1st year maths class I used to compare myself to all the other guys in the class (there was only one other girl). I would make comparisons daily thinking that I must be so stupid because I wasn’t as smart as they were. So I think it’s important to focus on yourself and how you can do better for you.

Spend your frees wisely

So I have 4 frees every week and I spend them all hanging out with friends and having fun. What I should do is dedicate at least 1 of the frees to getting work done, that way I wont have as much to do at home.

 

I hope you found this post useful or at least a little interesting!

 

XO lmg

Changes over time

This time last year college was so different in comparison to now. Honestly for the first 2-3 months I didn’t really like it. The main reason being that I didn’t really know anyone and the people I did know I didn’t know very well (I only knew about 4 people out of about 1000 1st years).

I remember having to spend my frees in the library, even when I had no work to do because I didn’t have anyone to hang out with. At lunches I would walk into the refectory, frantically searching for a familiar face. In general I felt like I didn’t belong and I started to regret not going to the same college as my secondary school friends.

I made a grand effort in all my classes to get to know people and make new friends. It was actually pretty fun getting to know people, I actually found it much easier getting to know guys than girls which is a little odd, as I went to an all girls secondary school.

So fast forward to 24th October 2013, so much has changed. I have lots of amazing friends, I’m enjoying all the subjects I study and I feel like I fit in.

So today in particular was a SUPER day which I will blog about in another post as I have a lot to say.

 

XO lmg

 

Shows I’ve been watching lately

So I feel like lately my blogging hasn’t been at its best (SORRY!). I’ve been quite busy with college work and just life in general  really but I have also been watching some shows. I like watching shows when I just want to chill out or whilst I’m doing my textiles work. So below are all the shows I have been watching lately.

Tia and Tamera- season 3

Made in Chelsea- seasons 5+6

Home and Away

Degrassi- season 6

Peaky Blinders- season 1

Let me know in the comments what you have been watching lately and feel free to suggest any shows for me!

XO lmg

I’m off to do some shopping

Hello!

I hope your weekend is going well, I’m off to do some shopping with my sister.

Over the past few days I haven’t had a lot of time to post much more than Daily Snippets as I’ve been pretty busy with my college work.

I have some snaps of what I’ve been up to lately which I haven’t gotten round to  posting yet (sorry).

I’ll try and do that soon so stay tuned,

Have a great Saturday!

 

XO lmg

 

Daily Snippets: The morning rush

Today was the first in a long time that I wasn’t in a rush to get ready.

I didn’t even have to run to the bus stop (like I usually do).

But then I looked down at my hands and realise the,

one thing I did forget to do was paint my nails 😦

XO lmg

 

p.s. I’m about to paint to go and paint my nails in Barry M, magnetic Burgundy.