Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Turning Twenty

Hello everyone!

So yesterday (Monday), I officially turned twenty and departed from my teenage years - emotional as it is, I have now successfully escaped being dubbed a "teen mum" ever in my life (which hopefully will be long!).



I decided to throw a summer garden party the day before and invited some of my school and university friends down to the leafy suburbs of London for some food, laughter and CHEER! After spending all of Saturday and Sunday morning making food and getting things ready, my mum, Matt and I were able to create an array of cakes, sandwiches, cocktail sausages, biscuits and more which definitely went down well with my friends!

Rainbow cupcakes, Hello Kitty biscuits and Orange Cupcakes

Cupcakes Galore

Rainbow Fruit Sticks

Can't quite express how awesome this world map/globe cake is - Matt did an awesome job!

Matt's amazing world map red-velvet cake!

FOOD (+tea)

Although it was stressful, once everyone was completed and people began to slowly arrive, we instantly knew all that effort was worth it and we had an awesome time!

Here are some of the slightly super fun (and possibly odd) highlights from the party!


My goodness, this was so scary because after this the wobbling began...actually thought I was going to fall face first into the ground!


Our attempt at an infinity scorp - almost there!


Pretty proud we managed to train enough people to put up two stunts together!


 Flying boys - those bases and backs are so strong - it's incredible! They had a ball up there though!


My birthday cupie!





So just like that, many hours flew by and my party officially ended - I had a blast and hope that everyone who came did as well! It was a shame that quite a few of my friends were away but hey - it's a summer baby problem! 


On my actual birthday, I ended up eating a lot.

Thanks to Matt for my lovely new dress - I love it!
I was so shocked that a boy could actually buy me something I'd like!



This duck at Hakkasan <3 p="">
Although, would I go again? Probably not of my own accord - I think it's a bit too catered towards British people, not so much for our Chinese tastes! That said, the duck and the dimsum were absolutely delicious though!


Thanks to everyone who made my birthday awesome!

Hopefully you enjoyed reading this super long, photo-filled post!

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Barcelona // Part One

Hello everybody!

So after my exams finished I relaxed (and became a lazy slug) and then jetted off to Barcelona for a few days! It was a wonderful trip and the weather was awesome - so hot and sunny!

Over the next three posts I will share my short but jam-packed trip there and hopefully you can get a taste of Barcelona from them!
  
First Stop: Sagrada Familia!

After seeing so many photos of this iconic neo-gothic cathedral designed by Gaudi, I was desperate to go and visit - and believe me, I was not let down! This cathedral is incredible - the intricate detail and almost alien design made it truly unique and beautiful. 





Gaudi designed this cathedral in the late 19th Century which is unbelievable as I could see this cathedral being in a sci-fi movie depicting the future!
Stained glass windows giving off a rainbow glow in the cathedral - so pretty!
I was absolutely in love with the stained glass windows and the rainbow lights they cast onto the white building interior - so beautiful!



Second Stop:  Barcelona Cathedral & Picasso Museum

After getting lost around the Sagrada Familia area for an hour while eating a pack of parma ham from a supermarket, we finally found a metro stop and went to the Barcelona Cathedral on the way to the Picasso Museum.

Although we didn't go inside it, the exterior was beautiful and it was big.

Then we moved on (while passing several art installations and pretty buildings) to the Picasso Museum - which was free for students which was awesome?!


 Random art installations we came across in the city!

Pretty streets and buildings - very European!

 After a long, tiring and exciting day of exploring/getting incredibly lost in Barcelona, we ended it with classic Spanish tapas and sangria - delicious!


You can't fault an icy cold glass of sangria and seafood after a long day of sightseeing!


Hope you enjoyed reading this post!
Have you been to Barcelona before?

Until next time!

 
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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Sunshine and Cheer // Post-Exam Fun

Hello!


So my cousin and her friend have been staying at my house over the half term period so while the weather was beautiful, warm and sunny, I decided to teach them some simple cheerleading moves to do a prep so she could have an experience of flying!



Then of course, I messed about and wanted to try flying these really tall (and HEAVY) boys...and I could only take them to a thigh stand - I'm such a weakling! BUT HEY, after all, I'm not a base, I'm a flyer!




Last week we were trying 2 1/2 pyramids at practice and did this thigh-level one man lib thing so I decided to try it with my brother. This however led to this hilarious photo being taken where it looks like I'm crushing him with my joyful face and expression! (Mind the awful scale I'm pulling, jeans are not very mobilising!)




Cheerleading is addictive to say the least. Can't really express how much I love it in words although sometimes it is absolutely terrifying! It may seem easy to stand in a prep (first picture) but imagine if you were standing on your friend's shoulders...that's real high. At least much higher than most people stand on an unstable surface!



Casual fun practice sessions during the exam season have also been fun!


Not going to lie, this was absolutely terrifying but the coolest thing EVER!




DISCLAIMER: Please don't try these stunts at home unless you have someone with experience to teach you, are on a soft surface and have enough spotters (incase anyone falls). Cheerleading is a dangerous sport and can cause injury - people can fall from a great height.


Thursday, 22 May 2014

OOTD // Plaits and Peace Signs

Hello there!


EXAMS HAVE FINISHED!
WOOHOO!

Cannot believe I've finished my second year of university...time seriously flies when you're having fun!


 Here's an outfit I wore the other day! 

Really love this shirt from Monki that I bought off ASOS a couple of weeks ago - it's a love heart and peace sign print = LOVE!

See this on Instagram!

Printed Shirt: Monki (via ASOS)
Mom Shorts: ASOS
Necklace: Hong Kong

Bare-faced-ness! So comfortable not wearing make-up!

I also did my hair is plaits out of boredom but somehow it works quite well with this outfit! Go you boredom! :D



Hope you're having a good week so far and good luck to all of you who have exams yet to finish!
Extra luck to all those taking A2s or university finals - you will do excellently!



Sunday, 18 May 2014

OOTD // Sunshine Florals

 Hello again!

So the weather has been absolutely beautiful recently!

Even though exams are looming, I've been lucky to be able to enjoy the sunshine during revision breaks!

Here's a little something I wore the other day to have bubble tea and sushi with my friend!
It definitely motivated me to work for the day! :D



 Coat - Zara
90s Floral Crop Top - Miss Selfridge
Mom Shorts - ASOS
Rucksack - Hong Kong market






 I'm absolutely in love with this top! The 90s cut feels very glamorous to wear and definitely a fun and elegant piece when paired with skinny jeans or shorts!



Also, here's a little something I've been spending my cheer Sundays doing!


I think this video would be quite fun to do a rewinding loop to - it would look so incredibly strange!




Hope you've having a lovely day! :D


Thursday, 15 May 2014

ASOS Boyfriend/Mom Shorts // Casual Look

Hello!

I recently purchased a pair of "mom" shorts off ASOS after losing the ones I bought last summer (I seem to always lose clothes when I move to uni...) so I had a go styling them in a casual way!


 Cardigan - Topshop
Sleeveless Shirt - H&M
Necklace - Primark
Mom Shorts - ASOS



 The shorts are good quality and feel really comfortable on! There's also plenty of room to tuck things in and the pockets are a generous size (since it's an over-sized piece).

They are real to size - my hips are verging on a size 10 but I can pull them on (with a bit of wriggling)! The sad struggles of being different sizes on different sections of your body! :(








 Thanks for checking out my post - hope you enjoyed it!

If you've done any similar looks I'd love to check them out - could always do with more inspiration!





Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Eurovision Song Contest 2014

HELLO!

So it's Eurovision week again - SO EXCITED! After watching the semi-final last night - I'm definitely excited for Saturday's final - it's going to be amazing! Also props to Scott Mills - he's hilarious "Whitmore's just gone to get some tea" "30 minutes down the road to Copenhagen" - British humour at it's best.

Although I'm sad this time Eric Saade is not present to show his beautiful face - much sadness and longing.

Here's a hot photo of Eric and a guitar just to balance out the sadness of him not being in Copenhagen!

So here's a quick lo-down of the a few of the acts that I LOVED from last night's semi-final!


Iceland
Pollapönk - No Prejudice



These guys were awesome - their song, outfits and funky guitars and drums made me so cheery and happy!

The tension when they were going to be the last finalists called out was TOO MUCH. It's so cute how they were so humble about it as well - good for them, they'd better do well on Saturday!

Also their short intro before their performance was at a waterfall that I've been to in Iceland - therefore they are awesome. That's all. :D

 Eurovision 2014 Semi-Final One Performance
 



Hungary 
András Kállay-Saunders - Running
  

Loved the emotion in this guy's voice - definitely a strong competitor in the final!
Quite a catchy song - I mean "running" is quite a catchy thing. (awful pun)


 Eurovision 2014 Semi-Final One Performance





Montenegro
Sergej Ćetković





Props to Montenegro for not making their act a bit of a joke this year - it was actually pretty great!

 Fortunately it paid off and they've finally made it to the final this time! Excited to see how they do in the finals along with San Marino - 3rd time lucky?

Also how is that dancer 'ice-skating' on the floor?! I want to know about this mysterious slippery shoe contraction she wears! How are the wheels so cleverly concealed?! Also I really don't think she was as bad as Scott Mills made her out to be - she's got some skills! It's better than some of Montenegro's other dancers in previous years!


Eurovision 2014 Semi-Final One Performance





 Armenia
Aram MP3

Props to his PR team - best presented image of the artist I've found high up on google images for this post!
 
Starting off as a slow song and then exploding into his husky rock-voice, full of emotion -this was great. I can see why this is a favourite - makes you feel a bit epic listening to it! It makes you want to go YEAH! Y'know..? 

This song coming in the top 10 should be quite easy - but as we've seen in previous years of Eurovision, it can always be a surprise!


Eurovision 2014 Semi-Final One Performance





...and finally.

*Drumroll*

United Kingdom
Molly Smitten-Downes



Since UK's entry gets sent straight to the finals (being one of the big 5) and Molly deservedly so - I thought I'd talk about my love for this year's entry in this post! 

This year's UK entry is amazing - I love it! Regardless of Eurovision, this song is a strong one in it's own right and I'm glad it has Eurovision to propel it to popularity! 

I hope this song does brilliantly at the final on Saturday - I'll be gutted if it doesn't but there are a lot of strong contenders this year. I do love how the UK's going for something a bit young, different and fresh this year! Since Blue's performance, it's been a bit downhill really in my opinion!

For those who haven't heard it yet...
Molly - Children of the Universe





Don't miss the Eurovision Final, Saturday 10th May 8pm on BBC One!
I'm ready to cry (from laughter) at Graham Norton's hilarious commentary!



What are your favourites from semi-final one? 
I'd love to find out what you think about the qualifying entries - the winner could be anyone!



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