Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Flora and Flora \(o^.^o)/

Hi,
Today is another photo heavy post, this time they are much better quality because a) My friend took most of them and b) They're with an actual, real, good camera!

Today my best friend *another Flora o_0* and I went into town (which I shall not name due to the fact one of us lives there). We had an amazing time prancing around looking like complete hipsters- I'm talking frappuccinos, beanie hats and a certain thing which will be revealed very soon... (If you are ever on the internet this object which I speak of will be super exciting to you!) So, I'm going to stop rambling now and will get to the photos:

Other Flora bought this top from primark for only £4
We bought matching beanies ~hipster~ *sigh*



This is the exciting thing I mentioned! Baby lips by Maybelline are finally
 available in the uk for only £2.99! *scream*
We both bought the cherry flavoured red tinted lip balm.
The other one's for Flora's friends b-day prezzie.
Flora bought this MUA concealer palette from superdrug to
disguise the fact she stays up all night on the internet. 
This is another gift for somebody... Barry M jelly high shine
nail paint in papaya 



This is how I spend the majority of my life.

Flora is genuinely like this... She was in starbucks and had to
take about five photos of her frappucino. ^^

I hope you enjoyed this post written with the help of my awesome friend Flora- aka Flo Do who has her own blog at: paintmeamoustache.blogspot.co.uk. I'd love for you to have a look since I know she will run the best blog ever! 

Tuesday, 27 August 2013

Hello,
I'm writing on my final day of holiday on the Isle of Wight. I know I've just published a post which I will have written after this but hopefully it's not too confusing for you (because it is for me!!!). This post is just me sharing with you all the rubbish goodies I have bought on the island. *In this list I am including silly little things that I have bought like magazines and postcards*




























First up: These two vintage advert postcards. I got them from the Isle of Wight steam railway- I'm cool, I know *don't judge*. I love the fact that the kitkat one includes both of my favourite things: chocolate and cats. I wish advertisers just included random cats in today's ads. Believe me, that would make the world a much happier place. I also love Vespas, they're funny little things. Not quite a motorbike... When I get back I'm going to put these up on my wall of random cute stuff ©.





























Next: Glass ornaments tend to be a bit old-lady ish but this seal is really sweet. I bought it on my first day on the island from some shop in an old fort. I will probably either break it or lose it but it's lovely while it lasts.
































My mum actually bought this for me so it shouldn't strictly be on this list, but it's so lovely who cares?! This sand-filled elephant is from the sand shop at Allum Bay, near the needles. In this shop you can choose a shape / animal to fill with the different coloured sands from the cliffs. None of the sands are artificially coloured which is incredible considering the spectrum of colours you get.






























Just for the sake of it I bought a teen vogue to read and a *special edition (omg)* pink lemonade lucozade to drink just to fill up an afternoon. Teen vogue is one of my favourite magazines because it offers a really good insight to the fashion universe without being too 'snobby'.




























Today we went into West Cowes because mum needed to pick up one of her paintings from a gallery there. Before that though we looked around some amazing shops, they were good but very expensive. In the end I only ended up buying a pink lemonade flavored lip balm (can you sense a theme?) from the BEST SHOP EVER. Seriously though, everything in there was perfect. There was every single thing for you and your home that you can even imagine. Despite it being super-duper expensive I would happily spend every single penny I ever get there.
It's called: Live like this- West Cowes, IOW. You can find them at:
www.facebook.com/LiveLikeThis
www.twitter.com/traceyshopbird
If your on the island you absoloutely have to go to West Cowes. Some of the shops are a bit weird but there are many lovely ones to outweigh the few bad ones.

I hope you liked this post- I'd really love a follow on twitter, bloglovin' and GFC if you did! I've decided I'm actually going to start using them properly now...
I love you guys!
Flo Jo xx

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Wifi deprived Flora

Hello guys,
I missed you so much when I was on holiday, I spent two weeks with my family in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight. The views were beautiful but I felt really isolated without any internet connection and very bad 3g- I think I was literally on the verge of a mental breakdown due to withdrawal from the internet by the last couple of days. I do so not have a problem though. Really. I promise! When I was on the island I pre-wrote a couple of blog posts that I just need to take and edit some photos for, I shall upload them asap. Today however I will just do another special *Flora bores you with her holiday photos even though she can't take photos to save her life* yay! This time I have actually made an effort to edit the photos into something vaguely interesting to look at. I hope you kind of like this more casual post.

Before you witness my astounding photography and editing skills *cough* though I'll just do a quick recount of what my main holiday activities were:
- Listening to old podcasts on my mum's phone
- Reading lifestyle magazines and being jealous of people's perfect lives
- Reading home magazines and being jealous of people's perfect lives
- Bodyboarding (albeit badly)
- Playing sims 3 Island Paradise even though I was already on an island. The irony is not wasted on me
- Watching lots of daytime TV.
As you can tell I'm an absolute joy to be on holiday with. (Seriously though, I think my family wanted to kill me by the end).

NOTE: Some of these photos were actually taken by my mum...






















































Shoutout to Sally, who is amazing!


Love you guys
Flo Jo xx

Friday, 9 August 2013

DIY: Moodboard / Memory board

Hello guys, 
today's post is a DIY thingy mainly in pictures. This'll probably be the last time I post before I go on holiday tomorrow but I will try my best to occasionally update my twitter even in the wilds of the Isle Of Wight. 

So a quick explanation on this post: I was at a loss, was really bored and didn't have any idea what I wanted to do. I had spent all morning playing sims and felt like I should do do something with my day (well, actually mum made me do something). Being the productive person I am *yeah, right* I decided to sort out my folder of 'stuff' which consisted of a ton of drawings and doodles that I had accumulated over the past year. Now, I will admit most of this stuff was rubbish and I felt the need to either throw it all out or make some use of it. And I chose the latter, I have made a kinda memory / mood board thing of this year which is especially appropriate since I am turing 13 (argh!) next month. It was really weird to look through some of my older drawings and see how much my style of drawing and tastes have changed! Down below I have made a set of picture instruction thingies to show how I made mine. The one I made isn't anyway near perfect so feel free to adjust the instructions if you have a better idea. 

*NOTE* When I list what you'll need I accidentally missed out wallpaper/ wrapping paper and scissors -_-. Sorry! Also, if you can't read what I've written zoom in your screen by holding cmd (mac) / ctrl (pc) + and -



I hope you enjoyed this post and it's given you an idea for a summer project. Your room will be VERY messy afterwards from all the cutting out but it's completely worth it!

There's this really cool website I've discovered today called coffitivity which is a really cool concept. Basically it plays sounds of a coffee shop on a continuous loop which, according to studies, increases your productivity whilst working. It's supposed to be an ambient noise so you play your music over it. It seems to make a real difference for me!

I think I should just turn it into a feature to add a song at the end of every one of my posts... So this week it's:

Off to the Races by Lana Del Rey on Grooveshark


Thanks for reading!
Flo Jo xx

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

I need ideas...

This is like a stand in post for now. I will probably do a review on sims 3 island paradise but at the moment I'm on holiday at my grandparent's house in Weymouth (pictures coming soon!) and I can't get much done from here.

 So instead of me having to do actual work I decided I'd give you some homework: ask me questions! Anything at all you want to know about me, the weirder and more obscure the better. See, I'm going to be adding an FAQ page on my blog soon but I don't have any questions to answer...

 To ask me these questions you can use any of the following communication methods:
                      prettylittlethingstodo(at)gmail(dot)com
  • Comment: I think you should know how to do this...
Another favour I would like to ask you guys:
If you have any ideas could you link me to stuff I might want for my 13th birthday because I'm at a complete loss... I like kawaii, nerdy and techy stuff mainly. Tell me via the ways listed above!

Okay, thank you for putting up with being the most workloaded readers of all time- if you want to read blogs that post better, less demanding thigs than me you might want to look through these links:
tollydollyposhfashion.com
gingerbreadbuttons.com
thelifeofafashionnerd.blogspot.co.uk
housewifeconfidential.co.uk

And a song...
The Ballad of Mona Lisa by Panic! At the Disco on Grooveshark



Finally some amazing bracelets I got today from the sea life center:
            
 
 
Thanks guys- I love you!         
Flo Jo xx