Day 19: The delight that is catcalling

Today I got dressed for school and I was really happy with how I looked, more so than usual. I looked in the mirror and my first thought was “I look good today!” Now my self esteem isn’t horrendous but most days it’s like “eh it’ll do”

As I was walking to school after my dad had dropped me off, I was outside for all of three minutes, in those three minutes two guys had honked their horns at me and the second made weird suggestive faces once he had gotten my attention. To which I rolled my eyes and went back to looking at my phone to share my wonderful experience with my bf. Once I had crossed the road and gotten away from that creep, I began to feel uncomfortable. My previously positive thoughts about my looks were clouded with doubts.

“Is my skirt too short?”

“Maybe I should cover my thighs with my bag”

“Is anyone else looking at me funny?”

And once I realised what was happening, I got angry. I made myself go back to how happy I felt when I looked in the mirror this morning.

And as if that wasn’t enough, while I was walking down after meeting my bf we walked past a bunch of builders. Now I’m not gonna lie, I was nervous. Maybe not nearly as much as if I was alone, but nervous nonetheless. Which sucks, that I can’t even walk to my own school in broad daylight without feeling self conscious.

But I had faith, my boyfriend was right there so surely nothing would happen right? Nope. I walked through this group of builders with my boyfriend walking behind me, apparently one of them was staring as I walked by and had the AUDACITY to tap my bf’s arm and make a suggestive face. THE AUDACITY!! 

Like honestly guys get a fucking life. I’m not here for your entertainment. You’d think they had never seen bare thighs before jeez. This isn’t my first rodeo, it’s happened before but never so many in such a small space of time. All of this from start to finish probably happened in a 20 minute period?

Anyway to say the least, I’m disgusted. And guys, honking your horn at a lady won’t make her jump in your car and suck your dick, kay?

Until next time

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Day 18: Boots interview and coat shopping

So I don’t have to go to school on Wednesdays, lucky lucky me! And today, there was this Boots recruitment event in town that I decided to go to. It’s only for a Christmas temp job but it’s always a good place to start! And I really do need a job, especially with all the birthdays and Christmas present buying I have to from now til February….

I got straight on a bus to town after I dropped my little brother off at school and I was an hour early so I wandered around some nearby shops seeing as I was also in town to buy myself a coat. I saw one I liked in h&m but I wanted to look around other shops first, wandered around Debenhams for the first time in my life and I was so lost and dizzy….

The interview went all right, I should find out before the end of next week whether I got through or not.

But what I’m here to talk about is why people have the audacity to charge £40+ for a coat that HAS NO POCKETS?! What is the thinking behind that?? My boyfriend’s response is “but you have bags” do you know why I have a bag? It’s because all the pockets I get can barely fit my phone in or are non existent. He can fit everything he needs in his back pocket. I ended up going back and getting that first one I saw in h&m because it was a nice grey and it had pockets. Plus it was £15 cheaper than the other ones I saw…

How has everyone else’s day been?

Until next time 🙂

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Day (16 &) 17: Two weeks to go!

Sorry for missing yesterday’s post guys, I was having  a biiiiiiit of a rough night and I don’t think I could have gotten a post out if I had tried.

As much as I’ve enjoyed blogtober, I can really tell that the quality of my post has just crashed and burned, doing a post everyday seemed feasible enough until I slowly realised that my brain doesn’t like to do anything after 7pm. And then being creative on top of that? It’s been a struggle. But I feel like it’s helped me be less “I’m a blogger, must be professional” and just more chilled and more me I guess? I’ve felt more like I could just write the way I talk kinda thing. Maybe you can’t even tell and I’m waffling on about nonsense but it’s just a thought.

I was considering doing blogmas but oh boy not anymore, I’ll be stressed enough about buying presents and such. And yknow, school…

Ok I literally got distracted for 10 minutes looking at presents….

As a rule for blogtober I’ve been aiming for over 200 words so I know that my posts aren’t too short. If you’re doing blogtober, do you have any rules like that?

Until next time 🙂

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Day 15: The one I wAnted to miss

Now I’m not in the most productive or happy mood but if I missed this post then that gap would be a constant reminder of today, so I’m trying my best to get something out.

I finished the final episodes of pretty little liars earlier today (notice the title, *wink wink*), it was pretty damn wild! I have started it in the past but I stopped a few episodes in because I got scared, I was determined to stick with it this time and boy am I glad I did! No spoilers, but thinking about some characters and how they were at the start of the show compared to the end, it’s pretty cool. And also can we just appreciate their phones have evolved over the course of 7 years? Aria had a phone that honestly reminded me of a tamigotchi!

Also at the beginning the theme tune creeped me out immensely, but by the end of it I wasn’t all that bothered. And the thing they did for the theme tune thing for the last episode? Called it! Also, just saying, for all the curtains they had they sure as hell didn’t know how to use them… Could’ve saved them A LOT of trouble…

Anyway that’s all for today,

until next time ❤

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Day 14: My cheap ass daily skin care routine 

So I’ve watched many many skin care videos, all advocating one face wash or the other. Or the clearsonic.

But I’ve managed to get my daily skin routine down to three products, at a total of probably around £5? Maybe even less! Ladies and gentlemen these products aarreee:

Spotless spot treatment from Wilko, Natural rose water spray and Day cream from The Skin system from ASDA

1) A spot treatment from wilko that was cheap so I thought I’d give it a go, I bought it months ago and use it about twice a day and it’s still going strong!

2) Rose water, this is essentially my “face wash” I spray it on my face and on a cotton pad and wipe it all off after a few seconds and I’m clean! And my skin isn’t super dehydrated nor do I have water dripping all over the floor, because unlike the graceful women in the adverts I don’t just splash my face with water when I wash my face…

3) And three, a moisturiser from ASDA’s own skin care line, now you may be giggling because ASDA? Really? But I kid you not of all the moisturisers I’ve tried, even the ones that were supposedly meant for oily blemish prone skin, this is the only one that has worked. I think this is my second or third jar and I have two more stocked up! Plus yknow, it has spf and I’ve heard that’s important or something *shrug*

Now my skin wasn’t really really bad but still significantly problematic, so much so that I got loads of comments (highly unwanted ones mind you) on my skin from aunts and people I didn’t even know. I mean one time some lady I had never talked to before asked me if I had chicken pox or if I had acne. And I was half tempted to tell her to fuck off.

Anyway, using these three products helped my skin out immensely. I think it was mostly down to me not using “face washes” anymore. I had gone through so many and honestly I think they made my skin worse. Natural (ish) skincare all the way!

Another major tip from me would be to exfoliate a few times a week, I use the St Ives face wash (onto my second bottle!) I use it in the shower about every other day, one bottle lasted me almost a year and you can get it for about £3 so I think it’s an amazing product!

St Ives blemish control apricot scrub

And after I got into the full swing of these products, I also went on the pill which has also helped but I’ll talk about that another time. For now, I love these products and I would recommend that you give them a go! You may just be surprised!

Until next time 🙂

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Day 13: 100 followers?!

Honestly I’m not very organised when it comes to blogtober so for the most part I’ve been coming up with post ideas approximately 3 minutes before I write them…

But today’s post is a post that I’m grateful to be writing! I’ve been hovering around 99 followers for the past few days and I was still shocked when that number turned into 100! I’ve had this specific blog for over a year now but I didn’t really focus on it until a few months ago, something I regret as I could’ve pushed this blog even further by this point in time. However I am really happy with how it has been going, 100 followers may not seem like much to some but it’s a little mind blowing to try and envision 100 people in a room. And then all of those people finding my rambles entertaining and deciding to follow me!

Yesterday I got a message from someone telling me that my blog had helped them, and I can honestly tell you that those messages boosted my mood far more than reaching 100 followers did. Which isn’t to say I’m not grateful! I am SO grateful and I thank all of you for deciding to follow me, but knowing that something I wrote has had a real impact on someone who doesn’t know me is its own kind of magic.

It also makes me want to open up a little more, I’m not ashamed of who I am. Possible future post? *finger guns*

Anyway, basically I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you to you all! ❤

Until next time 🙂

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Day 12: I want to learn french

Random right? But it’s been on my mind recently, I wish I had taken french at the start of sixth form instead of chemistry. I did french at GCSE and I wasn’t in the top set, in fact it was the only subject I wasn’t in top set for but I kinda enjoyed it. Not the lessons as much because there were some real dickheads in my class, but I enjoyed learning the language.  And I got a B in the end so I can’t have been that bad. And today I had a science lesson in a languages classroom and there were all these french posters around the room and I shocked myself with how much of it I could still remember, considering I haven’t exactly been practising for over a year.

And I figured, seeing as I can still sort of remember the basics, would it really be such an awful idea to have a go at teaching myself? I’m sure my old french teacher wouldn’t mind answering a few of my questions every now and again, I’m not sure why people hated on her I thought she was really nice. Plus knowing a third language would be pretty cool! I’m downloading some apps as I type this, I’ll be sure to let you guys know how this goes!

Until next time 🙂

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