Friday, 26 February 2016

My February Favourites

Hello everybody!
I'ts nearly the end of February. Which is completely crazy. It was new years day like... yesterday! So today, I'm going to show you my February favourites. This is actually my first favourites post on this blog, so I'm really excited to begin!

Doc Martens
For Christmas, I got these doc martens from my aunt, and I love them! They took a while to break into, unfortunately and so my feet were really sore, but now they're really comfy, and I wear them everywhere. Plus, they're red. Who doesn't love red doc martens??? I wear them with everything. Well, actually I don't, but I wear them a lot, and I love them so so much!!!!

Simple Moisturising Facewash                        
Onto something a bit less exciting than my docs, I've started using this Simple moisturising facewash this month, and I really like it. It lathers really well, and it also is really gentle on my face (unlike the facewash I was using before this!) So I would definatly reccomend this to... everyone. I got it in superdrug for about €3, which is really good value because it comes in a big 150ml bottle.

Body Shop body butter (Strawberry scent)
As you might know from my Winter Handcreams post, I recently got a strawberry scent body shop hand cream. I decided it was a bit lonely, so I got it a matching body butter. My skin gets really dry in the winter, d this is perfect for it! It feels kind of balmy, so unlike other body butters I'm not all greasy after putting it on, plus it smells great. Thumbs up from me!

Yankee candle Summer Scoop
Even though its only February, I'm really excited for Summer so when I saw this in the shop, I decided it might make Summer come quicker, at least weatherwise (The weather has been really stormy here recently). Inevitabley, it didn't change the weather. It does, however, smell like heaven in a jar. I bought the little sampler size (as you can see) but its nearly gone so I'm going to have to replace it with one of the big jars that they have soon.

Pig Phone Stand
For €2 in Penneys, this is the cutest, funnest thing ever! Basically, its just a little pig and it sticks to a hard surface. You pop your phone against it, and boom. This is so useful for youtube, netflix, anything really. I think they do them with little men as well as pigs, if thats what you want.

The last, although really the biggest  thing I got this month has been my glasses. As it happens, I'm kind of very blind and I need glasses for reading and distance. So earlier this month, I got two pairs. My first pair are red and black with a little floral pattern on the inside, they are by Replay and I got these to match my docs. My other pair are by Red Or Dead and they're brown toroiseshell and I wear these ones for school usually. I was really nervous at first that people wouldn't like my glasses, but thankfully they do, and it is so great to be able to see properly!

That's everything then in my February Favourites. Do you have any of these? Do any of you wear glasses as well? Let me know in the comments! See you next week...
Kisses, Rose

Sunday, 21 February 2016

(Triple) Leibster Award Tag!

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Hello, everyone! Sorry for not posting in ages. Up until now, I've only used my phone to work this blog, and now google keeps on coming up about my cookie settings whenever I try post anything (If anyone knows how to fix this, tell me!!!) so I couldn't reply to or post comments. But now, I've gotten access to a (not great tbh) computer, so I can post again!!! Yay!!! In this time that I've been away, I have been nominated for the Leibster Award. But, not once. THREE TIMES!!!! So, here we have the triple leibster award. I have been nominated by Martins Virtual Blog, Teenage Tanglewreck, and Emma from Just a happy teen. Thanks, all of you! Now, after my long intro, lets get started!!!

By the way, if you are tagged below then here are the rules that you and I need to follow:
-Link back to the person that tagged you
-Answer all 11 questions and attach this photo (Its up there)
-Tag 11 bloggers who have less than 1000 readers
-Ask them 11 questions
-Let them know you tagged them through social media

Martins Virtual Blog was the first to nominate me, so I'll do his questions first. Here we go:
Lets get started!

Question 1- Best thing about the country you live in?
I'd say that the best thing about Ireland is... probably the amazing culture we have, and the Irish language. And you can't forget the Late Late Toy Show... 2 and a half hours of a grown man playing with toys every Christmas, on the TV. You won't find that anywhere else!

Question 2- What makes you smile? Why?
I smile over almost anything. Simple things like being with my friends, or getting a comment on this blog are great! In fact, being told something motivating in the morning keeps me smiling all day long!

Question 3- Do you have any pets? Pictures?
I have a cat, Ella. She is lovely but is constantly hungry! 

And I have Guinea pigs. Billy is the small one, Bobby is the poofy hairy one :-)

Question 4- Who is your favourite artist? Name their album. 
To be honest,  I go through phases when it comes to music, I'm not really a dedicated fan of *person*. Right now, though, I really like Zayn Malik's new song Pillowtalk. He doesn't really have an album yet, so there we go!!

Question 5- Favourite blog to read?
As for the big bloggers, I really enjoy Louise sprinkle of glitter. I'm not sure about smaller bloggers because I don't read enough to be honest! (If you are a small blogger, let me know in the comments. I'd love to check out your blog!!!!)

Question 6- Where in the world do you dream of living?
Paris!!! I'd love to spend time living in London as well, though. 

Question 7- what are you most proud of?
Never failing an exam (yet!)

Question 8- Do you bath or shower?
I shower.... I would much rather have baths, though.

Question 9- Tea or Coffee? 
Herbal tea. That's not an option there, though, so I'll just say normal tea.

Question 10- Name 5 ways, 2016 will be your year.
I'll visit lots of new countries, I'll improve my math and chemistry grades, I'll think less negatively, I will buy less cute things in shops junk I don't need, and I'll eat better. I hope...

Question 11- Favourite memory at age 11?
My friend (let's call her A) and I used to clean the school library, and wash up after painting class at school. We missed lots of class. And it was a lot more fun than it sounds!

Teen Tanglewreck from Teenage Tanglewreck was next to nominate me, so here we go: set of questions number 2:

Question 1- Have you ever left your home country? If not, have you ever been interstate?
Yes, I've left Ireland lots, but have never been outside Europe! And there aren't really states here, because Ireland is so small... so yeah. I've been to Northern Ireland, England, France, Spain and Holland.

Question 2- If you could have any job and everyone gets the same amount what job would you love to have?
To be honest, I really don't know. I love to dance, bake, blog and read, so a job should be invented where all of those combine!!!!

Question 3- What would a day in your life consist of?
Usually on a weekday, I get up at 7:00 to feed the pets, get changed, have breakfast, then I leave the house at 8:10 to go to school for half past. School ends around 4:00, sometimes I'll have things on afterwards, if not then I go back home, study or do homework, have dinner and finally relax!

Question 4- If someone met you for the first time what is one word they'd use to describe you?
Quiet, perhaps, I don't open up easily to new people most of the time. Then once they know me, I'd probably be described as a dreamer because I always go on and on about things that will more than likely never happen!

Question 5- Whats your biggest fear, not something like spiders but something like not being able to have children?
I'd hate to have something bad about me spread around everyone or a secret leaked. I'm also scared of dying while my children (If I have children) are still young.

Question 6- Whats something you so only for yourself?
Well, I blog, I'll sometimes treat myself to a delicious sweet treat, and I set myself high goals, if that counts.

Question 7- What do you think is the perfect age to get married?
I haven't a clue! Late twenties, early thirties, I suppose?

Question 8- Whats one thing you have a natural talent for?
I'm pretty good with languages, learning and writing with them. Or at least thats what I like to think... (I speak fluent English, Irish and Esperanto, I know some basic German and I learn French at school!)

Question 9- Do you have a best friend that you know you'll be best friends forever?
 I have a small group of very close friends and I think (I hope!) I'll always stay friends with all of them!

Question 10- If you could live in any country where would you live?
Ireland!!!!! I would like to live in France for a while someday, but Ireland, I think is my forever home.

Question 11- What out of school activities do you do?
Ballet, Jazz and hockey! I love the dance, but running after a ball with a wooden stick in the freezing cold wearing a skort isn't really my forte! (I'd love to be good at it, though)

My last nominater (Thank you!!!) was Emma from Just A Happy Teen. Here we go again, people:

Question 1- What is your favourite animal and why?
Cats, definately. They're so beautiful and elegant but really low maintenance. Sorry, any dog lovers. 

Question 2- What did you want to be when you grew up when you were 5?
I remember wanting to be a ballet dancer, a childminder and a teacher all at once!

Question 3- Would you rather live in the city or the country?
Right now, I live in the city, and I love it. I want to live in the city when I'm older, too, because there are so many people and shops, and the city atmosphere is always busier than a small country town.

Question 4- Why is your best friend your best friend?
I don't exactly have one best friend, but with all of them, I suppose we were all just too unique for everyone else! And we just kind of steered towards each other, I guess.

Question 5- What is the most awkward thing you have ever done?
Ever? I've done so many awkward things, it'd be impossible to say. Recently? Well, I called my friend thinking I was calling my aunt yesterday, and I asked if she could pick up some underwear for me. I don't even know this friend very well....

Question 6- What are you spectacular at?
I'm good with languages,writing and communicating with others. Usually.

Question 7- Describe your personality in three words:
Shy (until you know me!), Daydreamer, and ambitious.

Question 8- What subject do you hate in high school?
Math. And chemistry. I'll get to drop chemistry next year, but I'm kind of stuck with math forever. And even then, i'll never know what the value of x is. Uggghhh.

Question 9- Do you like Valentines Day or do you think its a scam?
Well, I've only ever spend Valentines day single, but when I was little, I loved it because I could make multicoloured glittery hearts and hang them all around the house!

Question 10- What do you hope of the future?
I hope to be happy, to help lots of people, and to be remembered. Pretty general, but I haven't a clue what is in store for me so this is my little goals thing, I guess!

Question 11- What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
Well, I was once on holiday and I went to this weird and wonderful ice cream parlour and I had the most amazing sea salt (I know!) flavoured ice cream. Then my holiday ended and I had to go home. I haven't had sea salt ice cream since. Sad face :-(

There we go, now. All questions done! Phew! I nominate:
Alice from Alice Eastburn
Talkative Girl from Talkative Girl
Sinead from Sinead Oc Beauty
Bri Nicole from Bri Nicole
Foreverdreaming from All things sweet
The pretty things from The Pretty Things
Scarlett from All the little things
Liv from Livs Beauty Blog
Reyna from Reyna
Mae from Sweet as Mae

And here are your questions:
1) What is your favourite season?
2) What was your least favourite age to be?
3)  If you could learn a new language, what would it be?
4) What shop do you buy most of your clothes from?
5) Whats your favourite board game?
6) Why do you blog?
7) What was the first thing you did this morning when you woke up?
8) What was the best holiday you ever went on? 
9) If you could be anywhere right now, where would you be?
10) Do you have any pets?
11) Do you play any sports?

That's it for now! I promise to post more often, and please leave a comment down below!!!
Kisses, Rose


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