Saturday, 27 August 2016

Summer Round-Up 2016

Hey!
My Summer holidays have flown by and I can't believe I am back to school in 4 short days. Like last year, I am writing this post to prove to myself that I didn't spend it sleeping and flicking through Twitter and to show you other things I have been doing that I mightn't have mentioned on my blog.

I Got My Provisional License

At last, I finally got my provisional driving license. In Ireland, you have to be at least 17 years old to get a provisional license and I was so happy to get it in the post. Now I can legally drive on the road.

Driving Lessons

I have done 3 driving lessons. They are going alright but I feel as if I'm doing 401 things at once and trying to stay alive at the same time. I can now go up to third gear, steer ok and reverse a little. I am finding it difficult but I hope this will get easier the more lessons I do as I have 10 left. 

Trip To London

I went to London at the end of June (click HERE) and it has been one of the highlights of the Summer. I got to go to The Making Of Harry Potter and it was amazing and has given me back the grá (that means 'love' for Irish) for Harry Potter both the books and the movies. I got to spend a day sight seeing in London (London is one of my favourite cities), I went to see Jersey Boys in The West End. Overall it was a wonderful trip.


I Started a Scrapbook

I wanted to start one for a while and I am so glad I did. I love updating it every so often especially after trips. I haven't much in it yet but I hope it will grow over the next year or two

I Completed Camp NaNoWriMo

I mentioned this in The June and July Edition, I wrote a short story, over 10,000 words. I haven't gone near it since I completed it at the end of July and I have the first chapter up on Wattpad, click HERE.

I Finished Guitar Lessons

I am so sad about this, my guitar teacher told me a month ago that I have outgrown him and that I could continue going to lessons but it will be for more performing than anything else. I have been going to guitar lessons for just over 2 years and I will miss it dearly.

I Started My Silver Gaisce

I did my Bronze Gaisce Award last year and I decided why not to do it again. Gaisce Award (The President's Award) is the same as The Duke of Edinburgh Award (DofE). I have to do a physical activity, skill, community involvement for 26 weeks and a 3 day hike. I am doing kickboxing, piano and helping a Speech and Drama class.

I Put Up 7 YouTube Videos

I have a YouTube channel and during my holidays I put up my first original song Back To The Future, 5 covers and a sketch song called The TY Song. I have also started uploading twice a month which I hope will continue when I go back to school.

I Read 8 Books

I was really surprised when I checked this on my GoodReads account. I read The Vampire Diaries #2 The Struggle by L.J. Smith, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander, Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling, Me, Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews and currently I'm reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling.

I Have My White Belt in Kickboxing

After nearly a year at kickboxing, I did my grading in May and received my white belt which I was delighted that I got it. I also did grading at the start of August but I don't know how I got on yet.

I Joined #TeenageTeam

Back in June, I joined #teenageteam created by Jade and Lauren. I was put in a group chat with 30 other Teen Bloggers and I love the discussions we get into about different things, blogging related or not. I have enjoyed getting to know all of them and some I can call my friends.

Trip to Dublin

I went to Dublin for a week with my family, it was very enjoyable and relaxing. I did some sightseeing, went to a musical and of course did some shopping. I have a post about my trip click HERE.

I Was Longlisted in Blog Awards Ireland

This year for the second time I was Longlisted in Blog Awards Ireland for Best Lifestyle Blog. I didn't get shortlisted but I don't mind as I am only a year and a half at this but I was delighted when I got the email.

I Did 3 Collabs

Over the past 3 months I have been on Summer holidays, I have collabed with 3 wonderful bloggers,

Milestones

10,000 Page Views
500 Twitter Followers
1,000 Snapchat Score
40 YouTube Subscribers

What did you do this Summer?
Thanks for being awesome,


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Back To School: My School Bullet Journal

Hey!
I hadn't planned on doing a back to school post as I find them a little repetitive but this idea of a School Bullet Journal has been floating around my brain for the past few weeks and I thought I would share it with you. If you are wondering what a bullet journal is check out my other post, click HERE.

I know this isn't a wonderful time for everybody, personally I don't mind it. This year I am going into 5th year which is going to be a hard year, full of homework and tests. Since I love my bullet journal dearly, I decided I would start one just for school. I don't start school until the 31st of August so some things will be a little blank.

Since I am not the most artistic person, to save on a little time, my sanity and the overall look of the Bullet Journal I am using printables, I don't own any of these. I will be leaving links to  everything I used.


On the inside of the Journal I have my name, my locker number and a contact number if I ever lose it, you can't see it for privacy reason.


First thing first, I have my Class Timetable. Nothing exciting really, I couldn't find a pretty one so I just looked on Google Images and found this one (click HERE). I added some colour just to make it pop.


I decided to put in a How I Feel Log just so I can track how I have been feeling, I have seen this a lot for page ideas and I thought it would be interesting to try it out.


A monthly calendar is important, I hope to put in days off, tests and activities all at one glance, I find it easier to understand. Click HERE for printable.


A Study Timetable is always good especially when it comes up to Christmas and End of School Year exams. I love making a study timetable as I can visually see what time I can give to studying and to allocate time. I will be modifying my study timetable throughout the year. Click HERE, this printable is on page 4.


I love some motivational quotes, my favourite one is are Get Shit Done and Actually I Can. The rest of them I got off Google Images, I find motivational quote well... motivational. I think they add more colour to the bullet journal.


I like to keep track of things and I think this will help show me what I cover in each subject every month, I also have put a difficulty scale, so I know at a glance what I found difficult that month.


I love this Topics to Cover printable, it looks so cute and really practical. I will be using this for when there are class tests coming up or to start gradual study for Christmas/Summer tests. I like how it asks your understanding of that topic. Click HERE.


I normally scribble what I have for homework into my homework journal really quickly and it doesn't end up being unreadable when I look back a week or so later. I want to write my homework in order of when I need it, urgent will be up at the top and things that can wait a day or two will be at the bottom. This will keep me more organised so I'll have the correct homework done on time.


I sometimes miss classes or days because of sickness, school choir practice or being asked by the teacher to do something for them. I want to keep track of what classes I have missed, so I can catch up on the work. I also have a To Get list as I know I'll have to get bits and pieces throughout the year

Other things you could put in it:
Teachers/Professors info
A map of your school/campus
Sleeping Schedule

I hope I will use this throughout the year.
Do you have a school planner? What do you have in it?
Thanks for being awesome,





Disclaimer: None of these printables are mine or connected to me in any way.

Saturday, 13 August 2016

€200 Boots Mega Wishlist Collab

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If you have read my Project Pan 15 post you may know I'm trying to use up some makeup and skincare products but there are always things I want to get. This is a collab with a fellow Irish teen blogger and one of my blogger friends Aisling from Aisling Apparel. Go check her post out HERE.

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Dior Poison Girl (€59)

I got a sample of this amazing perfume as I was going through the Duty Free in a Barcelona airport and I fell in love with it until I saw the price. I hope to get it at some stage but I can still only dream.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge (€7.99)

I am so late to the party when it comes to this one but I have heard so many people rave about it. I've never used a makeup sponge so I think it will be interesting trying out one.

Real Techniques Starter Set (€29.99)

I really want to expand on my eye shadow brush collection as I only have 4 brushes so far. I like the different selection they have of eye shadow brushes.

Sleek Makeup Matte Me Lip Cream in Fired Up (€6.99)

I have Birthday Suit and I really like it, it is one of very few lipsticks that last on my lips for hours. I find it comes off when I'm eating but I don't mind reapplying. I want to get into more reds as I have a lot of pinks in my makeup collection and I think Fired Up is a gorgeous muted red.

NYX Soft Matte Lip Creams in Ibiza (€7.75)

I feel like everyone raves about these, I haven't tried one yet but I love the colour of Ibiza, it's a beautiful coral shade. I also would love to look at Amsterdam and Monte Carlo to see what they are like in real life as they look amazing too.

Soap & Glory Archery in Blondshell (€11)

Another product I have heard a lot about. I love that it comes with a spoolie which makes everything so much easier. It is hard to know will the shade suit my eyebrows as there are only three shades to choose from.

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Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot (€19)

I haven't tried many powders but the reviews on this one seem quite good. I love the packaging that Soap & Glory have, I feel like they make such an effort to make things look cute.

No7 Match Made Foundation (€20)

I never look at No7 products when I'm in Boots for some reason. I would love to try out their match made service since I am so pale. I have no clue what shade I am in by looking at them but I love the range of shades for pale people.

Since I have hooded eyes, it is hard for me to get a thin enough eye liner and I think this one will do the job nicely. I have heard good reviews that it is easy to use which is a great help for me as I'm not very good at eyeliner.

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I have recently got into contouring and highlighting and I would love to get this palette as it has everything, it is easy to travel with and has shades light enough for myself. The colours look beautiful especially the highlighter.

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NYX Tame & Frame Brow Pomade

I've heard so much about this product, I have recently got really into doing my brows and an update in brow products is on the top of my list. I have no idea what shade I am by looking at them but it is between Blond, Chocolate and Brunette.

In total, that's €191.71, so I'm slightly under budget by €8.29.

What's on your wishlist?
Make sure to check out Aisling's blog!

Thanks for being awesome,