Saturday, 13 September 2014

On Ma Cool Ass SH*T!

It was my last day freelancing at BskyB yesterday - For the the past 3/4 months I have been freelancing as a Project Coordinator in their Creative Department. 
Yesterday was my last day as I accepted a permanent position for an amazing creative company a little closer to home. 

Load of highs and a little lows but I enjoyed my short time and most importantly I got to work with some amazing and talented individuals. 

Onwards and upwards right?

This is what I wore for my last day. 
Pretty basic to be fair. Working in media we don't get to dress up as much as we would like, as you can be on your feet a lot - plus it's a pretty laid back environment. 





Waterfall Jacket, Top & Shirt (similar here) - H&M | Jeans - Primark (custom ripped) | Boots - Clarks

Right Now
Chilling in bed with Cion. It's Saturday morning and we are up at the crazy time watching Braxton Family Values - Realistically we should still be sleeping! 

This Week
Trying to prepare for my new job as it starts on Monday while wrapping up my old one!
#LFW also started yesterday and due to work commitments I'm not able to attend the shows and presentation's that I've been invited to! *sad face* 
Luckily my amazing friend, (who is also a journalist) is going on my behalf - so if you're attending look out for her, her name is Grace and she is amazing!

Looking Forward To
Starting my new job! Good times ahead! 

xxx

Sunday, 7 September 2014

My Smiles : Part 2

Friendship isn't about who you have known the longest, it's about who came and never left your side.




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They say you can't choose your family but you can choose your friends. 
To some point I disagree. 
I would like to think destiny had already chosen our friendships and it was just up to us to find them.

You begin life with the whole world of friends and then life suddenly becomes that little bit more crazy and you start to understand who your best friends are. 

We've all been there. 
11 years old and the entire school is your friend, endless playmates, sharing different stories and ranting on about how the short kid in class is a rude lil' bastard. 
14 years old and cliques start forming, you realise you have more in common with the girl that rocked that weird hairstyle in year 7 than you thought. 
At 16 you promise all your friends that you'll stay in contact when you go to college and pre-arrange meet-ups only to find out that everyone is always busy... with their new friends. 
But... you always leave with at least one good friend for life. 

I had so many friends in school some I even speak to till this day, however my best friends were friends I made outside of school.
Growing up in an inner city area I grew close to my neighbours and the kids on the neighbouring estates. 
Hanging out on the estate with nothing to do but chat sh*t and bully the ice-cream van who was terrified of entering the estate was probably the best times of my life. 
Knock down ginger used to get us every time and I'm pretty sure someone always used to get caught. 
And let's not forget the harmless penny sweet stealing from the local sweet shop, which I must say tasted oh that much sweeter knowing that I didn't have to spend my pocket money on it. (god forgive me for my sins). 
Underage smoking and drinking was probably the highlight of my teens. And the crazy amount of naughtiness that used to get me arrested one to many times.

You then meet friends on your journey to becoming an adult. 
And loosing some on the way. 
Friendship form from work because you share similar interests.
And the endless nights out with people who automatically become your best friends.

One thing I have learned on my journey of friendship is that Drake lied... NO NEW FRIENDS doesn't apply.
Friends can be old or new it's who's there for you when the chips are down. I honestly never thought that you could create such strong friendships with people you have only known for a short time, but when you share the same morals and beliefs you realise that it was only a matter of time before we were destined to find each other.

My friends are not just my friends they are my family. We all share little pieces of each other inside of us which makes us even stronger. Although I already have a sister, they all feel like sisters to me and my life would never be the same with out them. 

With that being said I wanted to introduce you to some of My Smiles. Some old and some new, but I love them all the same!

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Aedenya aka Denya


Shamara R aka Fluffy


Kara aka Blackers


Donica aka Skinny


Stevii aka Flossa


Shamara T aka Shamrock


I wish I could have been able to get all The Smiles on here...
Next time!

Friday, 29 August 2014

Bare & Beautiful

'We never noticed the beauty because we were too busy trying to create it'

Have you ever had one of those cringe-worthy moments when your running late for work or school and you decide that adding an extra 20 minutes to your lateness by applying your makeup isn't cutting it. So you head in make-up-less only to hear from a colleague or classmate "you look tired" or "You don't look well"... Yep...

I'm actually starting to get a complex and sometimes I feel as though I'm doing the world no good without applying my trusty concealer, mascara and eyebrow pencil, only to have to wipe it all off at the end of the day and start again the following morning...

Men have it so GOOD...

Bare & Beautiful is a blogger movement that I want to start with all you beauties.
All you have to do is a take a picture of your Bare and Beautiful face and write 5 random things that you love about yourself, then tag 5 bloggers to join in on the fun!

So here goes....


1. I love my birthmark on my neck that looks like a hickey... always a great conversation starter.
2. I love that even though I moan about everything in the world my friends and family still put up with me.
3. I love that I have a 10 year son that is growing into a little/big man. YIKES!
4. I love my need to always have something going on - even if it does run me ragged!
5. I love my make-up-less face because it shows all my scars and war wounds and most importantly it shows that I am not perfect.

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I'm encouraging bloggers and anyone else who wants to join in on the fun to do the same and expose their Bare & Beautiful face. 
As women we feel the pressure of having to look perfect and yet your real beauty lies within.
Exposing our make-up-less faces will not only show that we are beautiful inside but outside as well. 

Lets get this movement going!

I am tagging the following bloggers

Shanika Says
Zeena Xena
They Call Her Mon

Enjoy ladies!