Sunday, 23 February 2014

Getting to know me...

Hello beautiful people, 

     As i have just started this blog i thought it would be a good idea to let you into a few secrets about me before we get into more specific posts so i am going to do a 25 facts about me!

 Just a little disclaimer if you want to run away after hearing some of these facts i completely understand...

1. I am completely addicted to pancakes and have them pretty much most days because i refuse to wait until pancake day (ain't nobody got time fo dat!)

2. I have 7 half siblings in total (only 3 live with me)

3. My nose can be pressed completely flat against my face...yes i do have a bone there and no i don't know why it can do that

4. I only wear pretty much 3 colours of clothing; black white and this normal?

5.I have an unhealthy obsession with magazines and my collection is huge 

6. I love all things politics and Boris Johnson is one of my favorite people ever

7. I get loads of my clothes and accessories from charity shops, second hand stores and car boot sales 

8. I have boy short hair purely because i don't like hair so i have as little as possible

9. I have a fear of spoons any bigger than teaspoon size

10. I have only been abroad twice in my life for a total of 4 days 

11. I am the clumsiest person ever honestly I knock everything over all the time 

12. i don't care what anyone thinks i love Miley Cyrus

13. I get anxious if i don't have nail varnish on 

14. I have awful eyesight & always have worn glasses/contact lenses since I was about 8/9 

15. I am a coffee person mmm espesh Dowe Egberts!

16. I am a scout and proud

17. I cannot sneeze...I just make this weird little 'tsse' noise instead

18. I can do a great impression of Nessa from Gavin and Stacey

19. I am probably the messiest, most disorganised person you will ever meet

20. I can't go without watching Sherlock, Eastenders, F.R.I.E.N.D.S or Gavin and Stacey

21. I am a self-confessed Potterhead ,not a drug addict, but completely well obssesed doesnt even cover it but in love with all things Harry Potter 

22. I love tattoos and piercings and i think they are beautiful way of expressing yourself

23. I wear red lipstick most days 

24. I am part Bajan I don't know how much but its in there somewhere

25. The previous fact probably has something to do with the fact i cannot go a day without eating something chicken related, bring me a Nandos and we can be friends!

So, there you go there are some random facts and i hope you've learned more about and if you are still reading this i assume you have no been weirded out by my spoon phobia! but anyway i hope you enjoyed this getting to know me sesh!

          Bye for now,

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Feel the fear and do it anyway...

Hello beautiful people,
   My Name is Ashleigh-Jade, I am 16 years old and I'm from Northamptonshire, England and I am just trying to find my way in the world... 

Now that Take Me Out style introduction is out of the way...welcome to my brand new blog!

   I have been wanting to start a blog for a while now and my motto is 
"Feel the fear and do it anyway"
and therefore I just went for it even though I'm terrified it will be rubbish and not even I would want to read it! The reason i have started this blog is because I have always taken an interest in fashion and beauty and have gone out of my way to ensure I look different from others and put my own spin on current trends but recently beauty has also become a huge interest for me and i cannot get enough of Youtubers like Zoella, Tanya Burr and Becca Rose! Now, I wish I had the confidence to start a Youtube channel but it seems most of the previously mentioned people began with beauty blogs therefore I will stick to blogging but who knows what the future may bring.

    So as I said I have begun to get very interested in make up and to be honest I thought I used to do my make up quite well and it looked decent enough...I now realize the make up I used to do this time last year was pretty much just face paint in comparison to what I know now! I had no idea what primer was, contouring was a complete alien concept and curling my eyelashes seemed like a method of torture. This is one of the many things in a long list of things that come with being a girl; the idea that you are just supposed to know how to apply make up without any previous training as soon as you hit thirteen, we laugh now but we all went through the completely orange stage with so much blusher it looked as if we were constantly mortified and a bad case of three lash (my own personal term for when a girl has used so much mascara her eyelashes have clumped together to form only three thick eyelashes on each eye...beautiful).
    It seems it was obvious to many but I have only just discovered that there are wonderful people on Youtube to educate us mere amateurs on beauty hints and how to's and I have come to the conclusion that I am not the only on in the world who didn't know these methods and therefore each week I will be posting make up, beauty or fashion hints and tips that I have learned along with product reviews and the odd lifestyle post if I'm feeling philosophical. If you have any suggestions or anything you would like to see a post on leave it in the comments below and ill get on it ASAP!
    Bye for now,