What's Wrong With Being Single?

Sunday 27 December 2015

This is a topic that has been brought to my attention recently what with the majority of my friends being loved up or in relationships.
This being the case most people seem to think that because you are the single one you must be looking to date or find a relationship.

My answer to this is no!

This added with the ever more frequent "Don't worry you will find someone!" Leads me to think there is a massive stigma especially on females that if you are single you must not be happy!?

I'm going to give you a list of reasons why I am happy being single:
- I can do exactly what I want when I want
- No relationship drama
- More time for hobbies, friends and family
- You can get away with being lazy on the grooming (no need to be perfectly plucked and made up to impress anyone)
- You can be selfish have lots of 'me time' pamper evenings, watch girly films, eat that whole pizza to yourself!
- No heartache - cause isn't that the worst thing about dating?

Don't get me wrong I'm not anti-relationships and am very happy for people who are loved up.
I just feel content with being young and single at the present.
I have more time for myself, hobbies, friends and family and that makes me feel fulfilled.

I've had my fair share of heartache it would seem that dating in this generation either doesn't exist or isn't exclusive and being a person with old fashioned values I find that hard to get behind.

So I'm taking a break not because I am unhappy purely the opposite I am happy with how things currently are. This could all change dependent on the right person but let's get rid of the stigma

Single can mean happy!

Flamingo Candles: The Melt Crowd Christmas Box

It's that time of the month again for the review of the Flamingo Candles melt crowd box. I must admit I am lagging behind with my blogging this month what with Christmas and everything tis the season to be busy!!

Yankee Candle Advent Calendar

Tuesday 15 December 2015

Who doesn't love advent calendars? As a child having a chocolate advent calendar in December was the most exciting thing!
This year however I have opted for a non-chocolate advent calendar and when I saw this Yankee candle one I knew I had to have it!
I'm obsessed with candles and scents so an advent calendar filled with christmassy scents sounded like heaven.

White Hot Chocolate on a Spoon

Monday 14 December 2015

It's that time of year where you just want to sit inside with the fire on drinking hot chocolate and watching Christmas films.
I am a massive fan of hot chocolate and always like trying new flavours! 
So when I saw these hot chocolate spoons I had to try one! Especially being the massive fan of white chocolate that I am.

Discontinued Chocolate Bars That Should Be Brought Back

Sunday 13 December 2015

The other week I found the holy grail of chocolate bars while shopping in an American Sweet Store. The white chocolate Twix I remember having one of these when I was younger and then they just disappeared. It got me thinking what other great chocolate bars have disappeared over the years so I've put together a list of the ones that I think should be brought back.

Mars Delight - Mars with wafer yes please.

White Chocolate Maltesers - Maltesers are amazing anyways add white chocolate into the mix and that is heaven.

My Belated November Favourites

Friday 4 December 2015

Thought I would share with you guys some of my favourites from November it's abit late I know!

So lets call this a belated November Favourites.

Urban Decay Vice 4 Palette.
Not the best quality picture in the world but I am in love with this palette. Ever since I brought it I have been treating it with awe! There are so many bright colours to create any kind of statement eye look you could imagine!
This would make a fantastic Christmas present for any make up lover!

Where I Want to Visit in New York

Wednesday 25 November 2015

I am visiting New York next year the one place I have always wanted to visit so I thought I would share with you all the sites I most want to see.

Please Note as I have not been before this will be a very stereotypical list.
Times Square - You can't go to New York and not visit Times Square all those screens and lights it's just so vibrant!
Broadway - We have already booked the tickets to go see this on Broadway and I really can not wait! I'm a massive Disney fan and I love the Theatre so I imagine Broadway will be amazing.

Drawing For Beginners Weeks 5 + 6

Wednesday 18 November 2015

Drawing For Beginners - Week 5 - Dead Pheasants and Animal Skulls
This was not my favourite week of Drawing I have to say dead pheasants, ducks and animal skulls not the prettiest of sites!!
I chose to do the pheasants there were two of them tied together but I only got time to draw the one. Learnt a few techniques one how to create the feather pattern by shading in and rubbing out.

Before this we got to draw animal skulls - for some reason I find it very easy to draw bones as with the skeleton in week 2 (here.)

Flamingo Candles: The Melt Crowd- Box Three

Sunday 15 November 2015

A new month equals a new 'Melt Crowd' box from Flamingo Candles *squeels with joy*
This box never gets old previous subscription boxes I have had in the past I just got bored of them, the products, everything!
This one however is the gift that keeps on giving! This is my third month subscribed to the Melt Crowd and this box is the BEST one yet!!

Pandora Christmas Collection

Sunday 8 November 2015

It's November and everyone is getting in the Christmas spirit. This includes Pandora who have just released their Winter/Christmas collection and it is fantastic!!
Below are a few of my favourites (pictures from the Pandora website)
This reindeer is so cute and I will definitely be purchasing it! 

Drawing For Beginners: Week 4 - The Drapes

Tuesday 3 November 2015

Week four of Drawing For Beginners- has been the hardest one yet we had to draw drapes/sheets using chalk and charcoal.
We were taught to draw the outline in chalk and use the charcoal to add shading.
Depending on how dark the shadows were we had to layer white chalk and black charcoal to create the varying shadow colours and to give the sheet the texture with all the bends and folds.

Birmingham Trip: Grand Central

Monday 2 November 2015

The weekend before last I went on a trip up to Birmingham to see the new ironically named Grand Central. (Why would you call it that?)
Name aside I was looking forward to going round all of the shops and having a look around the John Lewis as I had never been in one before. Naturally I took my camera with me and took a few pictures:

Lush: Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb

This will be my last Halloween-y type post I swear! I had a little Lush haul the other week and picked up a Lord of Misrule Bath Bomb. 
I had seen a lot of people raving about this online and that it was a Halloween special (sidenote: I LOVE Halloween.) So naturally I had to pick one of these up.

The scent is a mixture of Patchouli, Vanilla and Black Pepper and it is very addictive. The exterior of the Bath Bomb is green and this is what happens when you put it in the bath:

It comes out in a mixture of green and red and then eventually just turns a blood red colour. The perfect Halloween themed bath bomb!
 I was also happy that this did not stain the bath as I had used the Cinders bath bomb previously which smelled very nice but looked a very non-appealing colour when used and stained the bath!

Has anyone else used this bath bomb if so what did you think? What are your favourite products from the Lush Halloween and Christmas collection?

Broken Doll Costume and Halloween

Sunday 1 November 2015

Halloween is by far my favourite time of year I love thinking up costume ideas and getting dressed up!
My costume this year was a broken China doll.

To create this look you will need:
- White Face Paint
- Black Eyeliner
- False Eyelashes
- Red Lipstick
- An orangey eye shadow (I used Urban Decays Bitter)

First off you put your foundation on as a base then cover your face with the white face paint (this make take a fair few layers to build it up)

Then you use the black Eyeliner to draw on the cracks be as creative as you want with these.

I then put the Urban Decay Bitter eye-shadow in the crease of each eye, put on your false eyelashes with a bit of Mascara.

Finally add on your lipstick only in the middle of your lips.

Now for pictures from Halloween I went with my aunt to her friends we made cake, took Sweets and ate loads of food:

I had a lovely if not a tad tipsy evening and I highly enjoyed getting dressed up.

What did you all do for Halloween? What did you dress up as?

The Buffy and Supernatural Episodes you Should Watch this Halloween

Saturday 31 October 2015

As it is Halloween I thought I would share with you my favourite episodes from two fantasy TV series that I watch. These are Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural.

Let's start with Buffy the episodes you should be watching this Halloween are:
Hush S04E10
This episode has to be the creepiest one of Buffy ever made. In "Hush", a group of fairy tale ghouls named "The Gentlemen" come to town and steal everyone's voices, leaving them unable to scream when The Gentlemen cut out their hearts. Buffy and her friends must communicate with one another silently as they try to discover why no one can speak and find whoever is murdering the townspeople. They must also find ways to express their feelings about each other and keep some semblance of control as the town descends into chaos.

Conversations With Dead People S07E07
Buffy has a conversation with a vampire who once went to Sunnydale High, and learns something interesting about Spike. Joyce materialises to Dawn in the living room. The ghost of Cassie brings a message to Willow from beyond the grave. Meanwhile, Andrew and Jonathan have returned to Sunnydale on a mission to save the town.

Halloween S02E06
Aptly named this episode involves Buffy and the gang dressing up for Halloween to take children trick or treating and then getting turned into whatever their costume is. Then unfortunately after all this they get attacked by a group of vampires.

Welcome to the Hellmouth S01E01
The pilot episode Buffy is the Slayer she alone can stand against the vampires the demons and the forces of darkness. She !loves to Sunnydale where the school just happens to be over the Hellmouth.
Helpless S03E12
As her birthday approaches, Buffy loses her slayer powers and must do battle with a vampire who is not only extremely powerful but also quite mad.

Gingerbread S03E011
After discovering the corpses of two young children bearing a symbol linked to the occult, Joyce spearheads a campaign to rid Sunnydale of witches.
Once More With Feeling S06E07
Probably not the scariest episode of Buffy but it's one of my favourite ones! Sunnydale is alive with the sound of music as a mysterious force causes everyone in town to burst into full musical numbers, revealing their innermost secrets as they do. But some townsfolk are dancing so much that they simply burst into flames, and it becomes clear that maybe living in a musical isn't so great after all.
The Gift S05E22
As Glory prepares Dawn for a bloodletting ritual that will open a portal to another dimension, Buffy and her friends prepare for battle. Such a sad yet butt kicking episode!
Bargaining S06E01
Buffy is dead, and the Scooby Gang must do the best they can without her. But concern about the way she died leads Willow to believe that she may have been pulled into a hell dimension. Unable to bear the thought of their friend enduring eternal torment, Willow, Xander, Anya, and Tara decide to perform a resurrection spell that will bring Buffy back from the dead.
Killed By Death S02E18
While hospitalized with a severe case of the flu, Buffy battles a demon that sucks the life out of sick children.

Those are my top ten episodes of Buffy now onto Supernatural.

Pilot S01E01
The episode that started off everything.
The Supernatural pilot introduces the characters of Sam and Dean Winchester, brothers who travel throughout the country hunting supernatural creatures, as they battle a ghostly Woman in White while searching for their missing father.
Everybody Loves a Clown S02E02
Sam and Dean listen to a message on John's cell phone from a woman named Ellen decide to track her down. They are shocked to discover Ellen runs a road house that also serves as a gathering place for hunters like themselves. Meanwhile, at a small town carnival, a demonic clown is persuading children to let it into their home so he can murder their parents.
All Hell Breaks Lose S02E22
Dean hits an emotional rock bottom after a devastating personal loss. The Yellow Eyed Demon begins a calculated strategic move to unleash the armies of hell.
No Rest For the Wicked S03E16
Dean's time is up and he has to pay the Devil his due. When Lilith resurfaces in New Harmony, Indiana terrorizing a family to no end Sam, Dean, and Bobby steal Ruby's knife and confront the mother of all demons in a battle to the death.
Bedtime Stories S03E05
The 'Three Little Pigs' and 'Hansel and Gretel' come to life and attract Sam and Dean's attention to Maple Springs, NY, where they try to prevent 'Little Red Riding Hood', 'Cinderella', and 'Snow White' from having unhappy endings. Sam also confronts the Crossroad Demon with the newly refurbished Colt.
The Monster at The End of This Book S04E18
An author has been writing books about Sam and Dean since 2005. Sam and Dean try to figure out how he knows so much about them.
Fan Fiction S10E05
Sam and Dean investigate a haunting at a theatre in a high school where the musical happens to be based on the Supernatural books written about their lives.
In The Beginning S04E03
Castiel sends Dean back in time to 1973 where he encounters younger versions of his parents and for the first time meets his grandfather Samuel Campbell who holds a secret that sheds a light on the Winchester Family's connection to the hunter community.
Monster Movie S04E05
It's Halloween time and the Winchesters face-off against a shapeshifter with a penchant for impersonating classic movie monsters like Dracula, the Wolfman, and the Mummy.
The Curious Case of Dean Winchester S05E07
Sam and Dean discover that a witch is running a high-stakes poker game where the currency is life years vs. money. Bobby sees the game as a chance to get out of the wheelchair and bets 25 years, but loses. As Bobby begins to age rapidly, Dean steps in to save him but also ends up turning into an old man, leaving Sam holding the only hopes for their survival.
Changing Channels S05E08
Sam and Dean catch up with the Trickster, who sends them through a dizzying montage of TV show parodies, inviting them to play along with their "roles" or be stuck in "TV Land" forever. But once Castiel shows up, the boys get an idea as to what the Trickster might be hiding and eventually come up with a surprising answer.

So those are my favourite episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Supernatural that I feel would make good Halloween watches. There were SO many more I could have picked but I tried to limit it to around 10 each.

If you watch these shows which episodes are your favourites? Which do you think would be good to watch for Halloween?

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