Ten unusual things about me!

Hey guys! I hope you enjoy reading this post 🙂

A huge thank you to Nicola for tagging me in 10 unusual things about me! You can find her blog post here. This was loads of fun to write, I tag: Fiona, Steph, Catherine.

  1. I hallucinate at night if I don’t take my sleeping tablets, I hallucinated a spider in my room and slept on the sofa for a whole week.
  2. I am a huge BRATZ fan, especially the PS2 games of it! With my birthday money I might buy a PS2 haha!
  3. Teen mom is my guilty pleasure, I could watch it alllllll day…
  4. I love watching Sims 4 videos of houses being built.
  5. Winter is my favourite time of year, I love wearing hoodies and leggings all day with blankets, waiting for Christmas to arrive.
  6. I used to be the biggest One Direction and Take That fan!
  7. Neutral colours are my favourite with decorating, however I have been trying to use more bright colours such as blue and yellow to be more risky!
  8. I love babies! The whole process of pregnancy and birth is fascinating to me, I have constant baby fever haha.
  9. Friends (the show) is the BEST! I can not even count how many times I have watched the show! I went to FriendsFest last year, it was so good I am going again on the 25th this month!
  10. I would love to be into fitness and exercise but with my arms going dead, quick (for an unknown reason), and my diet being terrible I really don’t see the point…

Thank you for reading ❤

Sam xo

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Moving from a Size 12 to a Size 14

Before I say anything I just want to say: whatever size you are, you are beautiful, size does not change who you are in any way.

I have always been one to be on the skinnier side, even as a child. However, when I started taking the pill I started putting on weight quickly, I went from a size 10 to a size 12 and now I’m a size 14, as much as I love having curves but going up in sizes has killed my confidence hugely, it has even come to the stage where I’ve been told to lose weight as ‘chub don’t suit me’ (don’t you worry I fought back) but I just remember going home and just crying with those words going though my head. Even at school people would mention how I have put weight on quickly and how my eating habits must be unhealthy, of course I don’t eat as good as I’m supposed to but I actually eat less than I did when I was a size 10!

Not only have I had to throw away ALL my clothes away, I have had to spend so much money just to have clothes to fit me and actually feel comfortable, however I LOVE my wardrobe now as it is just full of colour now and it just makes me happy! When I was in the awkward stage of in between size 12 and 14, I used to lash out as none of my clothes fit and just end up being overwhelmed which ends up with my in tears and end up having argument with my boyfriend or mum.

I do love the fact I have curves but changing size so quickly has demolished my confidence hugely, curves are beautiful I know, but sometimes when I look in the mirror I just hate what I see and cancel my plans so I don’t have to go outside. Plus with having anxiety I am wary of what people think of me already but by having a bit of my leg showing or the top of my arms showing I’m so conscious of what people think of me. I HATE wearing shorts out as my stretch marks rub together and cause so much unnecessary pain that I literally have to walk like I have had an accident lol.

I know this is me just ranting on about how much I dislike my own body, but I am trying to love myself and if you have problems with your own body then try as well! I know it is hard, trust me, but if your unhappy with your body make sure you are the best person you can be and try to have a positive mental attitude.

Yes I believe stretch marks are beautiful- but they hurt as hell on my body.

Yes I believe curves are beautiful- its just my body I dislike.

Yes we are all beautiful- no matter the size, gender etc

Yes you are all the best- if anyone takes any offense to what I have said, I apologise, this is an honest opinion on how I feel about MY body.

Thank you for reading ❤

Sam xo

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Happiness Planner

I got treated by my other half to a 100 day happiness planner! It was £20.00 which I think is pretty decent for how pretty and useful it is, they had a huge range of different colours to choose from (which was the hardest decision ever as they were all so lovely!) the colour choices are;

  • Aqua / Gold / Matte
  • Pink / Gold / Matte 
  • Lavender / Gold / Matte 
  • Black / Gold / Matte 
  • Navy / Gold / Matte
  • Blush / Silver / Matte
  • Midnight Navy / Silver / Matte
  • Sage / Silver / Matte
  • Turquoise / Rose Gold / Luxe
  • Black / Rose Gold / Luxe
  • White / Rose Gold / Luxe 

After lots of contemplating I decided to go with Blush / Silver / Matte! I believe it only took 3 working days to arrive, when I got home from my holiday I immediately opened the package and fell in love, even though it was 4am in the morning I needed to take photos of this planner ready to blog about!

Here are some pictures I took of the planner, my favourite part of the planner is the section were it says 26 rules to live by for a happier and more fulfilling life. This really helped me because I personally struggle with just sitting on my backside all day and just overthinking every little thing that is upcoming and just end up dropping out of everything, this part of the planner for starters gives me something to read over and over again to persuade myself how to be more positive but also give me different alternatives on how to be more happier( for example if I cant ‘do what I love‘ I can ‘spend time with nature‘)

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I am deeply in love with this planner and can not wait to start using it and challenge myself to write every day. I absolutely love stationary I just need to start using it more haha.

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Much love! Sam xo

A-Z

Was struggling for a blog post so I copied @steffsjourney idea of facts about me in alphabetical order! I hope you enjoy ☺️

A- Aimie, my younger middle sister, she is hilarious, chilled back and couldn’t care less about other people’s opinion. She’s a doll❤️

B- Blue, I am a Chelsea supporter💙

C- Cookies are my favourite snack when I’m feeling down🍪

D- Dark Chocolate, I despise it🤢

E- Elephants are one of my favourite animals ever. They are so big and scary looking but so childish and adorable underneath!🐘

F- Feet, I have a thing about not liking feet, they seriously creep me out! I’ve only just started not wearing socks because of this heat!👣

G- Goals, I love setting goals. I’m a checklist kinda girl!✍️

H- Heat, I can’t get enough of it! I love the sun but I always burn then peel, I don’t even tan ☀️

I- Igloo, one year when it was snowing bad, my neighbours and I made a really big igloo! It was incredibly fun…☃️

J- Jellyfish, I am speechless when it comes to physically seeing jellyfish, they are so majestic and beautiful!

K- Kacie, my youngest sister! She is confident, beautiful and insanely emotional! She’s the bestest <3❤️

L- Love, Kyle is an absolute darling and saved me. I can’t thank him enough for loving me just as much as I love him.💝

M- MONKEYS!!! I love them!!🐵

N- Nuggets, I literally could eat McDonald’s nuggets all day everydayyyyyy

O- Oldest. I am the oldest sibling! So I’m basically a second parent to Aimie and Kacie😂

P- Parents, they do my nut in, but they can be funny at times👨‍👩‍👧‍👧

Q- Questions, I ask way too many. I’m a very curious person!

R- Rainbows, gay pride is awesome!🌈

S- Samantha is my real name, I hate it so much🤦‍♀️

T- Tokyo, I would love to visit Tokyo!

U- Unique, I’ve had big hiccups in life with friends, family, school: but I have never changed who I am as a person, I think that is pretty unique!🙌

V- Vampires, me and my Twinny (auntie) love watching the Twlight movies, we are proper geeks for it!

W- Work, my dream is to become a prison officer, I’ve wanted to be one since I was little!🤝

X- X-rays, from what I can remember I’ve had one and I hate it! My anxiety was so bad when waiting for the results.

Y- Yogurts with oats, I could eat them all day with strawberries! 🍓

Z- Zebras, my friend from school always had arguments with me as he genuinely didn’t believe zebras were real!🦓

Thank you for reading! I hope you enjoyed! Let me know a few random facts about yourself!

Have a wonderful day

Sam xo

5 ways on how to grow on Twitter!

I think it is a well known fact that growing on Twitter is 100 times easier than Instagram. So I thought I could write on how to grow on Twitter, whilst being a blogger!

1- Staying Active! 

Whilst going through my exams it was practically impossible to stay on top of my blogs, social media and revise, I lost a lot of followers. However, as I recently reached 1000 followers I find it easier to communicate with others. I understand it is hard when you little followers however, being persistent will help you gain big time!

2- Engaging with your followers!

Asking your followers a question or two in a post will make your followers feel like you genuinely care and want to communicate with them. I usually begin to unfollow those who use social media just to gain popularity, I prefer to follow genuine people who will engage with me and involve their followers.

3- Give Feedback! 

When somebody posts about there blog, spend the time reading it carefully and give feedback on twitter, this will show that you really just want to help people out (majority of the time bloggers will return the favour because the blogging community is so lovely!)

4- Don’t overthink what you write!

I overthink everything, but if you just write how you feel, people will realise when you are being fake and real… If you write your honest opinion others will trust you when asking for advice!

5- Be Kind!

Remember an opinion can not be wrong, you can disagree but somebody’s opinion can’t be wrong. For example, if somebody writes a political view and you don’t agree with it there is no need to be unkind about their beliefs. I personally love when somebody challenges my opinion as I love a good debate, but arguing with somebody over their own tweet/blog is just a waste of time and will make you gain a negative reputation.

I hope this helped somebody out there haha, thank you for reading ❤

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Sam xo

 

July Goals

My June goals, I think I absolutely smashed them! To remind you all my June goals were to:

  • Thank my teachers, mentors and anybody that helped me during my period at school.
  • Reach 80 followers on my blog.
  • Reach 800 followers on my twitter.
  • Read more blogs!
  • To be more generally happy.

I thanked so many people at my school, I brought bunches of flowers and chocolates for a few teachers that helped me specifically!

I reached 75 followers on my blog, SO CLOSE! But thank you all for supporting me I appreciate you all ❤

I absolutely smashed my twitter goal! I didn’t even think I could reach 800 followers talk about the 1220 followers I have now! So, thank you all so much again!

Quite proud to say I have been reading a butt load of blogs! I have posted two posts on twitter to let people post their links and I have read them all and left comments! I absolutely love reading all your blogs!

I think I have been a bit happier, now that I have finished school, I can start fresh. New friends, new school, new chapter, new life!

My July goals are:

  • To get the first BlogBox out to you wonderful people!
  • Reach 90 followers on my blog.
  • Reach 1500 followers on twitter!
  • Write more blogs! I need to pay more attention to my blog, big time!
  • I just want to try more unique make up looks! I want to be more adventurous with my make up and be more happy with myself.

I really hope my goals are just as successful as they were in June!

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Sam xo

Summer Outfits

I done a poll on twitter asking if anyone would want to see what summer outfits I wear, and honestly pretty much everyone said yes! So I hope you enjoy reading this, sorry for not putting prices next to the outfits but to be honest I don’t remember as some of the clothing is old, but I guarantee that individually they are all under £20!

Cardigan

 

Look No.1

In this outfit I have a baggy pinkish sleeveless cardigan over a plain black vest and black leggings with some black pumps. I stole the cardi of my mum so I have no idea where it is from (LOL) but everything else in the outfit is most likely from H&M. Living in England means having outfits ready for a hot summer day with insane winds! So this look is perfect for those days where the weather can’t make its mind up! I also carry round my favourite black bag with brown handles as it goes with pretty much every outfit and can hold all my crap, you can see the bag a tiny bit in this photo haha.

 

 

 

Shoulder-less Shirt

 

Look No.2

Again, this whole look is from H&M, this sleeve-less top is the comfiest top going, it looks sophisticated and comfy (how perfect?!). The leggings are never see through whenever I buy a pair from H&M however I do buy a size up from what I actually am because they feel more comfy for me. In this look I wore my Nike black trainers as they are comfy as hell! Also need to do a little appreciation to my highlighter in this photo as it is poppppppinggggg! I use the L’Oréal highlighter.

 

 

 

 

Dungarees

 

Look No.3

I LOVEEEE my dungarees!! They are from Matalan, around a tenner I believe, the best thing about the dungarees is that any top goes with it! If you wear a top with a quote on it just have one side of the dungarees down and BOOM new look, or any coloured vest/top totally fits too! The only thing I can complain about is the back and that’s because it is crossed so the back of whatever top I’m wearing doesn’t suit the back and looks a bit silly, but hey the overall look is sweeeeeet.

 

 

 

 

Vest and Shorts

 

Look No.4

This is my most casual outfit that I wear with Havaianas plain black flip flops. The shorts are from H&M and the vest is from Matalan. The vest has this cute pattern on the back at the top which is a nice little add-on. The blue and white stripy shorts are lovely, they have a weird material but they are very comfortable, they also go with everything! I had my doubts when purchasing them because I have put on a lot of weight and struggled finding shorts that went over my thighs and also fit my waist (have huge thighs but a small waist, its a struggle), however I did not realise that on the back of the shorts is elastic which made them fit perfectly over my thighs and fit around my waist! I love this outfit as it doesn’t look clumsy but can be worn anywhere!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed reading! I loved writing this as I am so into fashion but it was hard to find someone to take photos of me so I had to steal my mums mirror to take photos in so thanks mum!

Sam xo

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