De-stressing

The way I deal with stress can be described as anything from 'extremely mature adult' all the way to 'why is that grown man crying and eating sat in a puddle of his own tears'.

Sadly, last week was more so the latter than the former! This time of year is always hectic for everyone for so many reasons, and November seems to be where it sets in, at least for me anyway!
I decided last week I'd write out and post a few of the things stressing me out, of course I naturally forgot to do this and now we're on Monday of the following week.

Usually I only like to post blogposts with pictures, but daylight is now a luxury, thanks to the great British weather. I saw street lights on at 1:30pm, it sucks. So the lightning for pictures has become almost non-existant, and I've been struggling with early mornings because, well I'm gonna blame it on being ill the week before last and being a bit ill last week also.

Here are some things that managed to stress me out:

  • Uni
  • Coursework titles being released
  • Going back to work
  • Going back to work to a new job
  • Not having the time to watch Jessica Jones on Netflix
  • Christmas prep
  • Not knowing when I'm working over Christmas
  • Amazon sending me Christmas presents damaged
  • Being tired 24/7
  • My Avengers blanket not being snuggly enough
  • The cliffhangers The Walking Dead leaves on every week, and now the midseason finale's cliffhanger.
  • Trying to win tickets to the Star Wars: The Force Awakens premiere in London and not winning
  • Deadlines
  • Having to balance my diet
  • Having to restrict my dairy intake when cereal is my favourite food and I am in a swing of loving coffee and hot chocolates at the minute. Life is cruel.
Half of these were real dumb, but hey that's my life.

This week I feel a lot better, health wise and motivation wise. I still have a crapton of balls in the air but I can deal with it, as I always do!

I shall get back to real posts soon enough because it's December as of tomorrow and I frigging love Christmas, so I need to get festive.

I only have one thing left, to ask you a question.

ARE YOU READY TO JINGLE YOUR BELLS?

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Review (Spoiler free)




The other night, my roommates and I went to go see Mockingjay Part 2 at midnight! This was a LONG awaited event for me, as I've been hooked ever since I heard of the first film, and read the books in the week The Hunger Games came out in UK cinemas. And now it's finally come to an end!

This will be spoiler free, as far as possible, I don't want to give any plot points away.


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ExDirectory | Liverpool's Secret Bar

This past Thursday, I had the pleasure of going to ExDirectory, a bar that has only been open for just over a week now in Liverpool.

The thing is, this is a bar with a twist. Last week, a post went up on the Liverpool Echo about this new secret bar, and within minutes, it was Trending in Liverpool and everyone was going MAD about it!


Why you ask? Because the bar is disguised as a phone box, with no location given. This is in a city with hundreds of red phone boxes. The phone number is not explicitly stated, even though probably a hundred or so are listed, leaving you to work out which (if any) is correct.
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The Help | Spoiler Free Book Review

I recently finished reading The Help, and that book has CHANGED me! Seriously, I frigging loved it. Much more than I expected. So I thought I'd write a little review for it.



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Hogwarts. | Outfit Inspo

Primark sells oh so much stuff with Hogwarts on it. Or some sort of Harry Potter reference on. In fact, I bought another Harry Potter piece of clothing from Primark the other day, that makes 5 or 6 or something that I own now. I need to stop. Hell, I even made my own modern Gryffindor uniform cosplay.

Here is another outfit inspo post, this one is much more simple than the last few have been. 

Plus, please ignore the fact that my jumper is majorly creased, outfit blogposts are not so glamorous to pull off. I always imagined it was much more glitzy and amazing.


It's a little weird looking at these pictures now, these were taken about a month ago, and since I've had a haircut (and an extreme skin breakout, why, life, why?)

WHAT I'M WEARING:

Hogwarts Jumper - £10 - Primark (last year, no website)
Women's Chelsea Boots - £8 - Primark (no website)
Black Jeans - £30 - Topman 

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Post-Halloween round up


HAPPY NOVEMBER!! I hope you all are well and enjoyed a most magnificent Halloween!

I certainly did, Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year (I love any holiday) and so I went all out this year! I used to just do easy-ish costumes, but for the past few years I have tried to go as all out as possible! Usually I do 2 costumes but this year I went for 3!

Also, oops, when you're planning to do a blogpost on this stuff, you probably should take better quality pics. But also, w/e these are a mix of 'at the party' pictures and 'the taxi is here in 2 minutes and we haven't took pics yet'.
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