Monday, 29 July 2013

Ultimate Summer Driving Playlist

Another competition from Money Supermarket. This time you have to list your ultimate summer driving playlist, you know the songs that pop up as you're cruising down a country lane, making you turn the volume right up and sing your heart out!

There is a serious message behind the idea of a great driving soundtrack. THINK! research suggests that almost 20% of accidents on major roads are sleep or tiredness related. Long journeys on motorways can lead to a lack of concentration and, as well as other preventative measures, listening to songs you love can be a great way to stay alert and focused on the road."

For me, as I can't drive, my summers spent in a car are with my dad, and his very old taste in music.There are days when he'll let me put the radio on, but most of my memories are with a bright green cassette tape (yep, my dads car still has a cassette player!). He would play it in everything car journey, I used to hate the thing, but now I know all the words, and even what song after each other! So my playlist has to be these 3 songs from the tape:

1. OPM - Heaven Is A Halfpipe
2. Don McLean - American Pie
3. Alien Ant Farm - Smooth Criminal

p.s. I did have to google all the lyrics as there was no way I could name all the song titles and artists! :P
/image from google images

Thursday, 25 July 2013

My Bucket List!

Money Supermarket are currently running a competition as they want to see your budget and extravagant bucket lists! To see more about the competition click here... but here's my bucket lists! Bucket lists are something I've been talking a lot about recently, as at university we've realized our first year has gone so quickly, and we only have 2 more left. We've started planning things for the next two years, making bucket lists of everything we want to do in those years! For my budget list I stuck to things that would cost under £100, a holiday may seem like a budget but when you're a student without work it's pretty extravagant, to me anyway! 

Budget bucket list:

1. Watch the entire IMDb Top 250 movie list - Being at university has meant I've watched a lot of films in a short amount of time, but I'm always hearing the phrase "I can't believe you haven't watched ______". We're always having movie nights as they are probably the cheapest thing we can do! So far I've only seen 31 films on the list (crazy!), so I have a long way to go!

2. Have a night out in Liverpool - This is a uni one, we were looking at somewhere affordable (for trains etc) that would still be an amazing night out! Liverpool is a highly rated night out, would only cost less than £20 for a return, and clubs are open till 6am, so we wouldn't even have to get a hotel.

3. Go camping - I've been camping before, but they were always for a night or two, or in a luxury place (showers etc), or in a back garden! I mean go properly camping, in the middle of no where, no shower, no toilet! Making our own camp fire, roasting marshmallows and singing around it! 

Extravagant bucket list:

1. Swim with dolphins - It's a classic, on the majority of peoples bucket list I guess! But this is something I've always wanted to do. Ever since I was little dolphins were my favourite animal, my entire bedroom was decorated with them at one stage. For christmas all I'd get were dolphin theme things (and the odd barbie doll!). Even though I've grown up, my love for them remains and it's always something I will want to do (I best get saving...)

2. Travel around the world - I was gonna put a specific place, but I really can't decide, they're just too many places I want to go. Dubai, Hawaii, Australia, Mexico, France, Italy and so much more! 

3. Buy a car - I passed my drivers license last year, and had no intention of buying a car, I don't need one at the moment, being at uni and all, however I would like one. It's much more of a want than need, which is why it's something I haven't looked too much into. I don't have a clue what car I'd even want!

What's on your list?
p.s. all images are from google images

Sunday, 21 July 2013

bikini wishlist

I'm going on holiday in December, and I currently only own 1 bikini, which wont be enough for two weeks spent in the sun! I've been searching all over the internet, but I probably wont be purchasing any until the sales start, since I don't really wear them around the house :P

Blue bikini top and pants // Stripped bikini set // Triangle print bikini top and pants // Floral bikini top and pants // Floral bikini top

As you can tell, there's a pattern emerging! I'm being pretty picky at the moment, I want high waisted shorts and a bra style top (as this is probably the most flattering bikini style for me). I went through a lot of sites to find these 4 bikinis and one top, it's so difficult to find the perfect bikini's i've been imagining in my head :( I love the style of the first one, I'm just not sure of the colour, however ASOS has many, many colours to choice from, but I think I'd have to try a few on to find the best colour for me as none are really jumping out at me atm! I love the topshop stripped set, and at £16 it's a complete bargain, especially for topshop. It's such a bargain that I'm tempted to run to topshop and snap it up! It's a nice a simple design, something I could wear year after year and it wouldn't look out of fashion. For the other three it's all about the print! I love a pretty print, especially in pastel, which makes the triangle printed one perfect for me! But I love the top of the dark floral print, it's such a nice shape, and I love how it's long line.

Can anyone recommend any other shops that sell good swimwear? 

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Love My Vouchers

You might notice a new widget in the friends/sponsors area... this one:

It links back to this little website here. The website is called Love My Vouchers and it gives you lots and lots of voucher codes to use online and save you money! Whenever I order online I always to a search around to see if their are any voucher codes on at the moment, even if i'm just saving on delivery - it all adds up! Love My Vouchers have a range of category's to choice from, this includes Fashion. Beauty, Food, Home and many more.

They are also recruiting bloggers to help them advertise their site, just like i'm doing! All you need to do is sign up here, add the widget to the site, then you earn commission on any sales that are made when people click through the widget on your site! - So simple. 

Monday, 8 July 2013

if you could see me now

Sunglasses - Accessorize
Top - New Look
Jeans - ASOS
Converse - ASOS
Socks - Amazon

This was actually taken a few weeks back I just keep forgetting to post it! I've been feeling a bit disconnected from my blog as I've just moved house so I have a lot of things going on at the moment! However before moving I wrote a few posts up, so I will keep on posting for the moment! :3

Friday, 5 July 2013

my life through instagram #5

fun times out // good old fry up! // fruit salad // chilling by the canal

photoshoot for a uni project // moustache cupcakes // finally bought some converse // homemade peanut butter icecream

cider in the sun // love waking up to this // exploring Birmingham // selfie