So this is something a little different…
Here are some of my summer favourites! This is literally everything that I’ve liked and bought this summer! This isn’t just make up or beauty items, mainly because I don’t own much or even use it unless I have to, so this will include clothes, books, and TV and movies
Clothing and Beauty
Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Nail Polish
I’ve used Barry M nail polish before but I’ve only recently fell in love with this! I don’t have many, but the shades I have are lovely and I plan on buying so many more so I can have a complete collection. My nails right now are white, done with the Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Coconut. They look fab and when they look better (meaning I don’t have polish on my hands and fingers) I’ll take a photo for the post! I was so sure I had more than four of these but obviously not! I have GNP 8 ‘Grapefruit’, GNP 15 ‘Guava’ GNP 11 ‘Dragon’ and GNP 23 ‘Coconut’. I know there are many different shades as I’ve borrowed a family friends, who had a blue one but I’m not sure on the colour name.
Using my computer as a backdrop might not work…
This shop. Oh my god I love it so much! Its sizes 14 – 32 so it’s mainly plus sized clothes, and that’s perfect as in my area there is nothing for the ‘bigger teenager’ like me. I recently fell in love with a kimono in our store, which was £30, and I couldn’t afford it, so when I saw it in my size and in the sale I was not leaving it on the shelf. And if my outfit applies, I wear it constantly. I tend to wear it with a black vest top from Asda, just a plain one, and some grey leggings which I don’t know where they are from. I don’t really have shoes to go with this outfit as it’s usually a stay in day outfit but I do wear my vans with this, which are denim look, so they don’t really fit in with it but they’re comfy and cute so I wear them anyway.
I have many clothes from here, including a really cute dress which I wore for a wedding in June just before prom, (like the weekend before) the only problem I had with it was how low cut it was, but I managed for the day in Warwick Castle… what I really liked about this dress was the length, it was short but not overly short, and the pockets, yes, the pockets. They were hidden pockets so there was always somewhere to hide my phone! (That’s not me in the photo. I will have to post a full length picture of me at some point.) I wore this with navy heels from next, which I wore for prom, and a navy bag from eBay, which I also used for prom.
Another item I’ve bought from here is a black top with red pansies on, the collar tops, if you know what I mean by that. Again not me in the photo. I tend to wear this with black ripped jeans (I’ll come onto those later) and a pair of Converse, depending on the occasion. If it’s a party or reception I’d wear leggings and black wedges, but for day to day wear its ripped jeans all the way.
I don’t generally shop in supermarkets for clothes but this is a place I can rely on. I bought a maxi dress earlier this year, I don’t think it was during the summer but I’m including it anyway. And it was so comfy. You could wear it with heels or sandals and was perfect for day or night wear. I wore it to a wedding reception of a band member of mine, who I’ve known since I was small so he had to invite me. I wore it with nude heels and my hair in natural waves. I don’t have a picture of it, nor can I find one on the internet, but it was, I say fluorescent, but I was slightly paler than fluorescent pink with white patterning. And sadly I can’t find it anywhere, so I can’t take a picture of it for you to see.
I also love their summer range this year. I’ve got so much stuff from that, from family members thinking I’d like them. And I always do. So my next thing from asda are these vest tops. While writing this I am wearing the elephant one. I love these because you can really dress them up, or dress them down. My grandma bought these thinking I wouldn’t like them and that she could have them but HA! I wear them all the time and they’re fab. They can be worn with leggings, a kimono and heels, or jeans and converse or vans. I know not many summer favourites are from supermarkets but this is where most of my clothing comes from and I do love their stuff. The only problem with George is sizing. You need to have a size bigger when buying clothes from here.
My current favourite TV shows are Sherlock and Game of Thrones. I don’t really watch much TV because I’m either planning YouTube videos for when they channel is up, writing blog posts or playing Sims, so I don’t get much chance to watch shows, also because I don’t get left alone often enough to watch things like Supernatural or Teen Wolf.
For those of you who don’t know, which I would be very upset if you didn’t, Sherlock is a modern take on the Arthur Conan Doyle series, The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. The main characters of Sherlock Holmes and John Watson take on the crimes around London with Sherlock being the centre of attention most of the time. It was in Sherlock where I first fell in love with the one and only Benedict Cumberbatch.
Game of Thrones is a complete contrast. It is a fantasy show, taken from the George R. R. Martin series A Song Of Ice and Fire, which I most definitely want to read but haven’t got round to buying it. It follows the story of the seven kingdoms of Westeros, and the many families living there. The Starks, Lannisters, Baratheons, Tulleys, Martells, Tyrells and plenty more. I bet people who watch this are going ‘WHAT ABOUT DAENAREYS?’ I’m coming to her now. It also follows the Targareans, who were once the kings and queens of the seven kingdoms. (I’m explaining this more than Sherlock because there is more in this than Sherlock.) They had dragons, and lots of them.
I’m not going to give away too much of this I definitely think you all should go and watch both shows because they’re fab and I love them!
My favourite movies right now, and there are more here than TV shows so I’m just going to list them for now, and I’ll do a Movies blog post.
- · The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey and The Desolation of Smaug.
- · About Time
- · Guardians of the Galaxy
- · Wreck It Ralph
- · Monsters University
- · The Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (I cried and no one warned me I would cry)
- · Lilo and Stitch
- · The Croods
- · Star Trek – both of them
- · Turbo (I don’t even know why I just liked it)
- · Grease
- · Percy Jackson – Lightning Thief and Sea Of Monsters
- · Were The Millers
- · Love Actually
And I’m going to leave that there.
Well. I’m currently reading nothing, but I’ve started the Hobbit and can’t get past the first few pages because I tend to read in bed and fall asleep on my book. But I do read teen fiction, such as The Hunger Games and Divergent. I cant really give many books as I cant remember what I have and haven’t read, but I can talk about John Green.
As some of you may know, John Green wrote, and almost starred in, The Fault in Our Stars. A book which tells the story of Hazel Grace Lancaster, a teenage cancer sufferer who meets Augustus Waters at a cancer group. They go on many adventures together before the end of the book, this is a huge spoiler alert so skip to the end of the brackets if you don’t want to know (Where Gus eventually gets his cancer back and it kills him)
I cried for nearly an hour after the end of that book.
I think this is about it for today, my summer favourites has come to a close. I chose to do this now because I know I’d probably forget to do it at the end of August and its nearly the end of summer here anyway. I dont know whats going on with the bullet points, theres nothing I can do to change them so, sorry.
Speak soon! xxx