Tuesday, May 27, 2014

#FictionFoodBeanieStyle - $5 shake from Pulp Fiction (vegan+healthier)

Hello there! Welcome to my first addition of... uhhh... well i don't have a good name but I think i'm calling it Fiction Food Beanie Style? Yeah, I'll be taking foods from books and films and making them vegan and a wee bit healthier, so you can pretend you're Legolas or Harry Potter or, in this case, Mia Wallace from Pulp Fiction!

I hope you enjoy and try this out, it's super tasty and a good way of getting 1 of your 5 a day in (also add some healthy powders or protein powders for a pre workout sip!) - please request more food ideas I could film and share with your friends! :)


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

tidbits #1

'ello there my lovelies!
How are you on this fine Spring's evening? (now re-read that in a Dickens-esque accent... ohhhhh my life is sad....)
So today I thought, as a hope of getting myself to take more pictures, i would share with you what I have been liking and so on this last week (and today)! I do hope you enjoy and if you like this, please share with friends and tell me what you've been up to/loving this last week?

Thursday, May 8, 2014

beginning ballet

Hola everybody! (meaning 1 person... who is my mum probably... *ahem*)
Today I thought we'd have a little chat about beginning ballet!

Ahhhh ballet... I love the stuff! I only started ballet 3 weeks ago and i am hooked. I'm hardly a ballet expert (I've skipped to grade 4 and don't know what a passe something or rather is!) but I'd love to just have a chat with anyone who's interested about it. Firstly, it's never too late. Maybe to become a professional it may be because it takes ages (apparently, like i said, i'm a newbie!) to get en pointe and build up the strength and endurance needed and a lot of ballerinas peak at youngish ages, but as a hobby ooooooh no.

I used to do ballet when I was TINY, and did it for quite a while until I grew bored of all the techniques I needed to use, and yes a small (well quite large) part of me completely regrets quitting it as I could be en pointe and ready to roll (or, do something more graceful and balletic) by the age of 15 but then again, knowing me, I probably would've got to the age of about 9 and thought "I don't need this anymore!" and hated it for the rest of my life. I'm just happy i've rekindled my love for it now.

There's this series called Dance Academy on Netflix (cue the sighs and "oh here she goes again"'s from my chums at school) and also it may seem... crap, for lack of a better word, at first dang flabbit it is addictive (did I really just say dang flabbit...) and I'm proud (with a smidgen of guilt) to announce that said Australian series about dance got me dancing again! I've always done dance. Ballet at a young age, jazz and street dance throughout my pre-teens, then more jazz and now ballet again! And I LOVE IT. It doesn't matter that my turnout is a tad weak and when I plie it looks like I'm squatting because it's addictive and now i'm older I have truly found that motivation within me!
I love doing pilates and thinking, "these core exercises will keep me up through arabesque's!" and I love practising arches and doing ankle stretches while I'm in an exam at school! Dance keeps me healthier, happier and, to be honest, more sane! Also, these base techniques I learn give me better posture and will give me skills I need when I go to drama school in the future (fingers crossed!).

I'm not going to be a professional ballerina nor do I want to be one, but I absolutely love holding onto that barre while I remember to fondue is to melt, melt, melt, that a frappe is not only a drink, and however old you are you can always start.

Monday, May 5, 2014

back to basics (+ a boden party)

Hello all!

So, i haven't blogged in a while... in a REALLY long time, actually.

Um, it's now 2014...

I have a youtube channel and have been a bit kind of instagram obsessed, so I felt like that was enough me on the internet; but recently I've been really missing blogging and have felt a bit uninspired with youtube - I'd rather watch videos about makeup and fashion and food than actually make them.
Now, I'm not giving up with my channel, but i'd rather focus on making better quality (she says, still not knowing how to use a good editing software ;) ) music-y videos or foodie videos rather than vlogs and stuff because school and other STUFF and with blogging it's a bit more "I can sit in my pajama's with no makeup on drinking tea (like i am this very second)" rather than having to prep everything.

ANYWAY, absolutely ages ago (this year felt like it wasn't whizzing by and i know it's only May but this party happened this year and it felt ages ago! Anyhow...) my mum hosted a Boden party and long story short, i took pics. Here they are.
(really quickly though, since then i have gained weight and got a pixie cut ;) )
officewear chic

laffs wiv my sister from another mister 
channeling the 1950's 
"the exits are here, here, here and here!"

shoe porn

horrible messy hair of mine but with pretty bunting :) 
trying on thousands of outfits is tiring.... sugary foods for fuel!

beautiful spring/summer colour blocking, boden style