January Favourites

Hey everyone, hope you’re all doing great, I just realised January was over, like the first month of 2018 has already gone! I feel like a got a lot done in January and made lots of memories so overall for me it was a really good month! I also have a few favourites from January which I thought to share with you guys:)

Ecotools Eye Enhancing Set – 2 piece set

So I got these brushes as a Christmas gift from my dad and omg I love them! Not only are they vegan and generally quite natural they are the softest things ever! They pick up eyeshadow really well and apply nicely. I don’t know exactly how much mine were but I think they were around £5 for both.

Pastel purple Sharpie Highlighter

This is the most random favourite ever but I LOVE THIS PEN SO MUCH! As I have with most of my stationary, I found the pen on a table at school and thought I’d pick it up😂 I’ve been looking for some nice pastel highlighters so this one was perfect. I use it mostly for making super cute revision cards and notes, all I’m hoping is that I don’t run it out anytime soon!

Black Pull and Bear puffa jacket<<<
cked this coat up in Westfields, London when I was visiting family for New Years, ohhh it's a gem! I was looking for one for agesss, and seeing as I can't afford a north face one I picked it up and fell in love 😂 it was £30 in the sales down from £35 I think and it goes with everything!;) Ps. Sorry about the bad quality of the photo! (Obvs isn't me!😂)

Black North Face jacket On the topic of clothing, I’ve been loving this jacket. I wear it to netball, to school, to town, out walking etc it just fits with everything. It was originally my mums but she doesn’t wear it anymore so I thought I’d borrow it for the long term;) I have no idea how much it was as it was bought so long ago!

The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo -Book I started reading this book about 2 weeks ago after giving up reading another book which I just couldn’t get into. I’m on like page 120 or something so not very far in but it’s getting so good! It was a recommendation from my sister (it’s her favourite book) so I’m giving it ago. Like always let me know if you’ve read it:)

Zoella Beauty- Gelateau Perfume Omg it’s so gorgeous! It was another gift from Christmas and I’ve used it everyday since.

Taylor Swift’s New Album- Reputation Ugh it’s so good. My fav song on the track is probably ‘this is why we can’t have nice things’ and you should all listen to it😂

So that’s a majority of my faves this month, I’ve left a few things out but I’ll just add the, into another Favourites some time. I hope you all have a great weekend, I’m getting ready to go skiing in Bulgaria, so exciting!

What have you been loving in January? Tamsin xx

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My Trip To Uganda

Hey everyone, hope you’ve all had a very productive week! I’ve had a great week as I travelled up to London mid-week to see my gorgeous new little cousin- I’m in love!

Anyway the purpose of this post is to spread the news of my upcoming charity trip to Uganda, where I’ll be staying at Kira Farm development centre doing some work out there like making pottery etc. I’ve set up a justGiving page if you would donate as it would mean SO MUCH to me.

I’ve previously touched on this subject in earlier posts of mine but it’s one of my new year’s resolutions to raise the money (£2000) so I thought I’d get on it and write this post.

In short, in October Im going on a school trip to Uganda for 2 weeks with the charity Amigos. Me being me, i’ve set myself the challenge of raising the whole £2000 myself when the reality is that a majority of the other people going will get there parents to pay.

Whilst being out there we’re also going to a game reserve and getting to see wild animals in there natural habitat, which I personally think will be so incredible!

Another challenge this trip is testing me on is my confidence of being so far away from home and my well-known surroundings so I’m really pushing myself out the boat here! Yet another one of my new year’s resolution haha.

It would be SO appreciative if any of you could take the time to just donate a small amount towards the trip! If any of you have ever done anything like this before or are planning to in the future please let me know as I would love to hear about and support your journey too! I think blogging is a really great platform to spread the topic of fundraising, so why not make the most of it?

Thank-you so much for reading!

Tamsin xx

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New Years Resolutions

Hey everyone, I was wondering what to write for this weeks post and it suddenly dawned on me that I haven’t shared my New Years resolutions yet and it’s nearly February (kinda)! So here they are, I’ve got quite a few as I did last year as I like to set myself lots of goals!

1. Push myself out of my comfort zone.

I’ve got lots of things booked already for this year that are out of my comfort zone, like going skiing and to Uganda for two weeks etc.

2. Read at least two books a month

I love to read but I never have much time so that’s what I’m focusing on this year!

3. Fundraiser at least £1500 for my trip to Uganda.

4. Get my YouTube channel going

5. Keep this blog going!

6. Get off my electronics and studyyyy

7. Do some charity work

8. Start being more body confident

I really need and want to do thisssss

9. Become an organ donor/ donate blood

I’ve wanted to do this for years but have never actually done it so why not try this year?

10. Try out lots of revision techniques as possible.

Im going to be studying a lot this year so I want to vary my techniques and so far I’ve been enjoying trying different methods out.

So they’re my goals, we’re well into January now and I seem to be keeping up with them, let me know how you’re getting on with your resolutions if you have any and thanks for reading!

Tamsin xx

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TMI Tag

Hey guys so the other day I was tagged in the ever-so-lovely Saradizs TMI Tag post. She’s one of my favourite bloggers so you guys should all check her blog, her photos are so pretty!

What To Do If You’re Tagged:

Either accept/decline doing the Tag

– Mention the person who tagged you

– Answer the questions from above

– Let the people you tagged know they’re tagged by commenting on their post.

Questions:

What are you currently wearing?

A pair of purple patterned Pj bottoms, with a black sports jumper with my name on, realll trendy right?😂

Have you ever been in love?<<<
I have a crush and have done for quite a few years but it's not proper love.

How old are you<<
.

Have you ever had a bad break up?<<
pe.

How tall are you<<<
n't know, 5,6 or something.

How much do you weigh?<<<
ve no idea. Very informative I know.

Do you have any piercings<<<
ve my first and second lobes done but I want so many more!

Do you have any tattoos<<<
ut I might get a small one when I'm older.

What’s your favourite drink?<<<
eberry naked smoothie, Naked is the brand just sayingggg.

What’s your favourite song?<<<
e of Billy Eilishes songs at the mo, ooh and all of Taylor Swifts new album.

Whats your zodiac sign?<<<
rpio but I used to be a libra until they changed the dates:)

How long does it take you to shower?<<
-15 minutes.

What’s your favourite show?<<<
sinner, haven't watched anything better since.

What’s your favourite band?<<<
mme, maybe the vamps?

Something you really miss?<<<
ng in primary school and not giving a second thought about homework and revision.

Where do you go when you’re sad?<<<
to nearby fields and follow the stream.

How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?<<<
inutes.

Have you ever been in a physical fight?<<<
use my words.

What turns you on?<<<
dness and muscle.

What turns you of<<<
smell of tobacco.Ewww. And horrible teeth.

Quality you look for in a partner?<<
nny and cute.

What’s your favourite colour?<<
llowww.

Loud music or soft?<<
ud.

Favourite quote?<<
reams don't work unless you do"

Favourite actor?<<<
ve a favourite actress, Jennifer Aniston.

Do you have any fears? What are they?<<<
eone robbing me, I have no idea why and it will probably 99.9% never ever happen.

What’s the last thing that made you cry<<
an't remember and that's probably a good thing!

Meaning behind your blog name?<<<
st wanted my name in it and yeah.

Last time you said you loved someone?<<<
id it to a girl on my netball team when she intercepted the ball and and I was so happy aha.

Last book you read?<<<
power by Naomi Alderman.

The book you’re currently reading?<<<
ekyll and mr Hyde.

Last show you watched?<<
lmore girls.

Last place you visited?<<
ootball pitch.

Last sport you played?

Football.

Who’s the last person you talked to?<<<
of my friends saying that I found my once lost earring.

Last song you sang?<<<
rman Christmas song.

Favourite chat up line?<<
n't have one.

Do you have a crush?<<<
for a longgg time, I'm yet to know if he knows I like him.

The relationship between you and the last person you texted?<<<
se friends.

Favourite food?<<<
.Raspberry.

A place you want to visit?<<
w York.

When’s the last time you Kissed someone?<<<
ven't had my first proper first kiss yet.

Last time you were insulted?<<<
't remember

Favourite flavour of sweet?<<<
awberry I guess.

What instruments do you play<<
ne.

Favourite piece of jewellery?<<
ngsss

Last time you hung out with someone?<<<
ut 4 hours ago I went for a bike ride with my bestie.

I tag:< a href=”theawkwardworldblog.wordpress.com”>About My Awkward Life< a href=”chloeburford.wordpress.com”>Chloe Burford< a href=”thegingerzoologist.wordpress.com”>The Ginger Zoologist<

Thanks for reading!

Tamsin xx

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My 2017 In Photos

Hello everyone, Happy new year to you all! I’m hoping you’re all starting the year off well and keeping productive, today I’m going to showing you all a photo or two for each month of 2017, some are of landscapes and places I’ve visited, some are of friends and family, and meeee:)

January

In January I was very into taking photos, as part of my Duke of Edinburgh award and as part of my enjoyment. This was on a hill near where I live, and you can see a majority of my town from up there.

February

Again very into photography, with some family friends we went into a tunnel near the beach, and spun some lit wire wool to take really cool light trails. It was soooo cold when we were doing this that afterwards we had a fatty hot chocolate in the pub!

March

I took this photo whilst I was walking to my Nan’s house for Thursday night dinner. I have no idea why but this is one of my favourite photos I’ve taken, and I’m pretty sure I took it on my phone:)

April

May

May was one of my favourite months, as it was when I met one of bestest friends and also my German exchange, Julia!

June

Well, June was full of lots and lots of walking. This was one of my Duke Of Edinburgh award walks and it was the most disgusting day ever, nevertheless we survived.

July

July was one of the best months for me as far as travel goes, I was lucky enough to visit Disney world in Florida, and explore other places in the state (also find out that I’m going to be a cousin again- I cried lol) but I also got to visit Lake Constance in Germany on a German exchange, this was also a month of stepping out of my comfort zone and lots of positive things came from itttt.

August

Ugh take me back to August! This month was packed full of beach days and sunsets, and spending a hella lot of time with friends (they’re behind the lens).

September

I took this photo during a picnic for my Grandma and Grandad’s anniversary and now whenever I look at it, it reminds me of scoffing jam and cream scones and taking lots of family photos:)

October

This isn’t my favourite photo at allll, but I think it’s cute so. This was at Centre Parks and boy do I love that place! This month was so good and I celebrated my birthday which is always good!

November

November was a month of not much at all. I did a coastal walk with my best friend which was surprisingly really fun, and beautiful.

December

Firstly, if my sister saw the first photo she would kill me as she said she looks like death. But other than that December was jam packed with family stuff and also finishing up sports for the season, for the last football session, we dressed up and did lots of Christmassy themed games- alwayssss fun!

Finished. That was my year. There were so many more photos I wanted to add, but I had to restrict myself, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, happy January!

Tamsin xx

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The Top Things I’ve Been Enjoying This Christmas

Hey everyone! I haven’t spoke to any of y’all for so long! I’m back at it again, post school and end of term assessments, I can finally get back to doing things I love like writing on here:)

I hope you’re all having a great, cosy December I definitely am, and in this post I’m going to tell you all what I’ve been loving.

Going to the cinema

Pretty much everyday where I live, the weather is rainy and grey and I’m always stuck on what to do and what to fill my time with, so as there’s been loads of good film releases recently I’ve been going to the movies with friends and watching them. I get all the snacks that I can afford (anyone else think the cinema is getting WAY TO OVERPRICED) and relax really. Funny thing, I’m actually going to watch Pitch Perfect in a few hours- I can’t wait! If you’ve seen it let me know what you thought;)

Baking

Gingerbread cookies ecspecially.

Reading late at night

Now that I don’t have to get up early for school, I’m going to sleep later and later, part of the reason being that I get SO stuck into my book I can’t put it down! I’m currently half way through reading The Girl On The Train and I’m enjoying it, waiting for something more tense to happen though;) and anyway I’ll say to myself, I’ll read for 5 minutes and boom an hour later, at midnight I’ll still be reading in bed. I can stop myself.😂

Looking for presents<<<
m always asks me what I would like for Christmas, And as usual I start off thinking that there's not much I want, then when I start searching I'm like WOW, mum you're going to be broke! Joking. But there’s something really relaxing just scrolling on websites or mooching in shops, looking for future possessions (that sounds SO materialistic lol). Although I’m not going to lie to you, I have seen stuff that I love and end up just buying for myself anyway:)

Eating tons of chocolate and shortbread <<<
I just love shortbread so I eat it. And I also love celebrations and chocolate logs so I also eat that too. But like why not it's Christmas?!?

There are all the major things, not forgetting to mention hot chocolate (with cream and marshmallows) and cups of tea ( I'm British af). Thank you for reading and I hope you have a great Christmas/holiday💗

Tamsin xx

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Christmas Wish-list

Hey everyone, it’s officially DECEMBER!! we can now all enjoy Christmas movies without the guilt of it not actually being anywhere near Xmas time but yaya. Today I’m doing a Christmas wish list of items I would love to receive on the 25th, I personally love reading/watching these as it’s good Inspiration for others if your totally lost on what to ask for:)

Old skool metal grey vans

Cream, knitted cardigan

You can’t go wrong with a knitted cardi in winter.

Google Home Mini

Zebra Pastel Mildliner Highlighters

Black/Brown North Face Puffa Coat

Booksssss

I’m really into crime and mystery at the moment so I’ve asked for books within the genre, I also asked for Jack the Ripper.

Hollister sale Clothing

I heard there was a sale a couple of weeks ago and I was like boom. Mum. There’s. A. Sale. In. Hollister!

Jaclyn Hill Morphe Eyeshadow Palette

Make Up Brush set

Don’t really mind which set I get:)

Make Up Bag

I need storage.

Clipboard Calendar

So there is my wish list, I will DEFINITELY NOT get all of this like that’s hella expensive but a girl can dream😂 hope you enjoyed reading!

Tamsin xx

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