Update | I’m back!

Hey guys,

Just giving you a quick update to explain why there has been a lack of posting on here recently- my bad! ;)

Exciting life developments have happened  and I’ve recently started a new job, which understandably is taking up a lot more of my time. But don’t worry my blog will still go on, I’ll just be posting a lot more over the weekends!

It feels great to be back in the blogosphere with you all again and and I hope that you can forgive me, if not hopefully Mr Darcy will persuade you… ;)

 

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Autumn, Welcome!

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A month ago I was weeping at the thought of those long hot summer days disappearing for another year, yearning to reverse the last few months so that I could experience the summer all over again. But this week, things changed. I stepped out to endless scattered orange leaves on the ground and a cold winter chill in the air and I got so excited! Excited for wrapping up warm with big woolly scarves, for Sunday walks with the family in the crisp air and for the countdown to Halloween/Bonfire Night!

So Autumn thank you for coming :) let’s go have some fun together!

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Zoella | The Rise of the YouTuber

On Sunday night, while watching my guilty pleasure of the week (the UK X-Factor) I was pleasantly surprised to see an advert for Zoe Sugg’s a.k.a Zoella’s YouTube channel. Up until this point there’s been very distinct boundaries between the two worlds of television and YouTube but it would seem that now more than ever such boundaries are becoming more and more blurred. To see the advert and Zoe’s take on it, watch her vlog from Sunday below: 

I first discovered YouTube as a form of entertainment a few years back, when I started to watch such people as CharlieissooollikeMissGlamorazzi and Sprinkle of Glitter. Ever since then I’ve fallen in love with YouTube as a platform, relishing the freedom that it gives me to watch whatever I want, whenever I want. What I think is so interesting about YouTube as a form of social media, is that it’s the first of it’s kind and is accessible to all-in theory anyone of us could become a ‘YouTuber’. That’s why the rise of Zoella as a channel and now as a brand is so fascinating.

After surpassing 6 million followers on her channel, Zoe has recently launched  Zoella Beauty -her own range of bath and beauty products. For anyone who is familiar with Zoe’s videos, the line of beauty products could not be more perfect for the 24-year old, with every piece being something that you could see her using. As if the success of the beauty range wasn’t enough, Zoe is also set to release a fictional novel later on this year.

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I guess with no blueprint to follow, it’s up to Zoe and her fellow YouTubers to direct their online careers in whichever direction they choose. It will be interesting to see the longevity of YouTube as a platform, as well as the YouTubers themselves. But if anyone can create a lasting career in this role, my money’s on those YouTubers like Zoe who keep themselves grounded and create relatable content for their audience.

For a selection of such YouTubers, have a look below for some of my favourite beauty guru’s, vloggers and documentary makers, enjoy :)

Essie Button

SacconeJoly’s 

Ugly Face Of Beauty

PointlessBlog

JacksGap

FunForLouis

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Emma Watson | Hermione Would Be Proud!

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Emma Watson is someone I’ve been inspired by for a long time, and on this blog I’ve mostly only ever spoken about my love of her style or her movies. But today I am going to talk about something much more important, the genuine difference Emma is making to how we look at feminism.

In July of this year, Emma was appointed as the UN’s Women Goodwill Ambassador and gave her first address at the UN headquarters last week. Emma launched the UN’s HeForShe campaign at the event, with the actress delivering a thought provoking speech to a roar of applause and a standing ovation. Emma’s speech was full of honesty and personal anecdotes, with the 24-year old speaking of the need for both sexes to come together, to eradicate gender inequality.

I loved how honest Emma was in her speech, with her thoughts echoing many of my own (and I’m sure yours as well) :

“When I was eight, I was confused about being called ‘bossy’ because I wanted to direct the plays that we would put on for our parents. But the boys were not. When at 14, I started to be sexualized by certain elements of the media. When at 15, my girlfriends started dropping out of their beloved sports teams because they didn’t want to appear ‘muscle-y.’ When at 18, my males friends were unable to express their feelings; I decided that I was a feminist.”

To watch a speech that Hermione herself would be proud of, click the link below:

We salute you Emma!

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Find Your Inspiration | Neelam Gill

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“Fashion reaches all different ethnicities, and the market is so wide now that customers truly aren’t going to be just one skin tone. I’m really happy that I’m working for a company that embraces diversity, especially because Burberry’s a British brand and they realise that being British doesn’t just mean being white.”

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Kendall Jenner + NYC

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One thing that you should know about me is that Keeping Up With the Kardashians is my ultimate guilty pleasure- I know I shouldn’t watch it but I just can’t help myself! ;)

I have two favourite members of the family, Khloe for her complete quick-wit and sassiness and Kendall for her flawless style. :) Speaking of Kendall, the young model has been out and about in New York City recently, turning the NYC sidewalk into her own personal catwalk when heading to casting meetings. I love how sleek and polished Kendall’s everyday style is, with the 18 year old rocking monochrome tones as well as vibrant pops of colour.

The once shy member of the Jenner/Kardashian clan is fast coming into her own, finding herself as well as her signature style seemingly all at the same time. Don’t you agree Khloe? …

 

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Wish List |Slip Ons

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Ok so I am a little late on this trend but at the moment a pair of slip on trainers is right at the top of my summer wish list! :) For a girl who practically lives in her jeans, I just love how chic slip on shoes look with a pair of skinny/cuffed jeans and am currently on the look out for a navy/black pair.

Now that summer is drawing to an end (it’s ok guys we still have a few more weeks left), these Vans-inspired pumps are also going to be a great transitional shoe to head into the autumn months with.

So with all that said, I think it’s about time I go find myself a pair… ;)

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