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MY FIRST HAUL

Hey there people! 
As you’ll have gathered from the title (or not? *Cue dramatic music*) I’m doing a haul. It’s something I haven’t done before, purely because I never really buy much at a time but I’ve wanted to do one for quite a while! Yesterday, I was out with Rachel and Regina, and bought a few more things than usual, so I thought I’d share them!

LET’S START WITH PRIMARK

Purse – £4.00

I actually bought this a few weeks ago, but I thought I’d include it anyway. It’s very spring/summery with the white and mint colour, and from what I remember, it was only £4.00

Canvas shoes – £6.00

I don’t really own many shoes other than running trainers, so I picked these up for £6.00. Mine are in a  UK Size 6, but it looked like there were a bunch of other sizes too.

Chokers – £2.00

This was kind of a random purchase, but I’ve never used chokers before, and I love when people can totally rock them. So I picked up this pack 🙂

Hair ties – £1.00

I was running out of these, and needed to buy some more. Any explanation needed? 

Sweatshirt – £3.00

I looked around for a while for a top of some kind, and I found this one, after turning down (which i now regret) a white stripy one that ties just below the waist. Either way, this one’s nice, and would keep me a lot warmer than the other.

High Waisted Black Jeans – £8.00

Apologies for not having a photo, but they’re just black and you couldn’t really see much else. I didn’t actually have any high waisted jeans, because they’re quite difficult to buy (a lot of the waists are too wide) but these ones fit perfectly! I’m not too sure how they’ll fit after eating a lot though! 😉

Vaseline £0.80

I’m a proud Vaseline user, and I was actually thinking about doing a post on the many ways to use it at some point… Thoughts?

ONTO BOOTS

Clean & Clear Starter Kit – £6.99

I’d seen this online, and since my skin hasn’t been fantastic lately, I could really do with special skin care stuff.

 The products were actually bigger than I expected which is a bonus!

Also while I was in Boots, I met a lovely old lady who let me use my boots card for her shopping so I could stack up a few more points! Thank you lady! 😀

And that’s everything! I did try to get some running shorts as pyjamas or slouchy clothes but they wouldn’t get past my thighs in a size 6 (my usual size)…. :/  I also tried to find some underwear but the band sizes only started at 32… Not great for my petite friends 😦

BYEEEE

AWKWARDSAURUS 

P.S. I used my own photos in this post! 🙂

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A Pledge To My Skin

Hi dudes (I use dudes as a gender neutral term, for any girls wondering)

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a  few days, and now seems like a good time so here goes…

Since I was young, and started to see my first spots, zits, pimples – whatever you call them, my mum always taught me that they had to be gotten rid of. Her method of that was popping them. 

As much as I hated it, she’d be determined to get it off my face, and as far as I knew, it’d be gone soon enough. 

Flash forward around seven years later, and I really wish she’d never given me that mindset. I’ve now got a habit of popping spots when I see them in the mirror, often several in a small timeframe. 

But they don’t just go away once it’s done; they become red, and irritated, forming scabs and all-round looking even more obvious than they did before. 

Not to mention, it can cause more breakouts once the stuff has touched your skin..

That’s why I wish my mum hadn’t taught me it was the way to deal with it.

Why am I writing this post now? Well, during the holidays, I’ve been trying to keep my skin clear, which is difficult, but was going fairly well up until last night. I’d managed to stop myself from popping any for about five days, which is pretty good for me, but all that work is gone now. I have red blemishes across my forehead again.

Im hoping that putting this out there will have some sort of effect on how well I keep this, but I’d like to make a pledge here on my blog. That way, it’s more real, and I have to stick to it.

Dear skin, I promise to be gentle with you: not popping or picking and making sure to wash twice a day.

There we have it. Thanks for listening! And I’ll keep you updated 🙂

Awkwardsaurus

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THE BLOGAHOLIC AWARD

Back again with another tag/award! 

Today’s is The Blogaholic award, which I was nominated for by Regina (Diversion3000). Thank you so, so much for that! Your blog is awesome (check it out if you haven’t already!).

So, onto the rules:

  1. Put the logo/image on your blog.
  2. List the rules
  3. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog (it can be to the post in which they nominated you or any other post you can even link to their ‘About page’).
  4. Mention the creator of the award and please provide a link to The recipe Hunter (Cook & Enjoy)
  5. Write a post to show your award
  6. Share a link to your best post(s)
  7. Share 3 interesting and different facts about yourself.
  8. Nominate 5-10 bloggers, or more if you wish.
  9. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to the post you created.

My Best Posts

This is convenient, since I was just looking through a bunch of old posts this morning! I love to read them back like a diary, and see what was going on in my life at the time, and how much I’ve grown.

As far as my favourite ones to look back on, I’d say I love ‘A Day At A Theme Park‘, since it really captured the fun I had that day. A couple that the blogosphere seemed to really like are ‘Let’s Talk About… Menstrual Cups‘ and ‘To My Fellow Brace-Faces‘. And then there’s the one about ‘My Favourite Recipe Ever‘ which is obviously one of my personal favourites. I do plan to revisit that at some point in these holidays!

3 Facts About Myself

  1.  I once said “Happy Birthday Sir” to my old Religion teacher on the corridor at school (He had told us it was his birthday a couple days ago, don’t worry) and he stared at me blankly… I still get the embarrassment and cringe from it today!
  2. I can sing (probably badly) the majority of A Very Potter Musical
  3. I bought Penny a blue hard hat for her birthday this year 😀

My Nominees

All That Jazz

Elm

Coolbeans4

Coffee And Spilled Ink

How Not to Freak Out

And that’s this award finished! 😀

Awkwardsaurus

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THE UNIQUELY ME TAG

Helllooo again!

Three days in a row, I’m really on a roll!

Today’s post (and probably tomorrow’s, too) is a tag. Tags are easily one of my favourite things to write on my blog, so thank you so much to the amazing All The Jazz for nominating me for The Uniquely Me Tag. For those of you that don’t already know, this tag was created by the fantabulous Elm, to spread a little self love! It’s such a great idea and I’m super excited to get into the tag!

First of all, the rules:

1. Thank the person that nominated you for this tag and link to their blog (spread the love, basically).
2. Write as many things that are unique to you as possible: these can be things that you do, say, like or have that make you different to other people or let you stand out. It can be what defines you as a person, a little thing about you that is just simply you or something little known that you think makes you up as a person.
3. Nominate up to 10 bloggers or as many as you like; there isn’t a limit.
4. You can take this tag as seriously or non-seriously as you like; you can laugh whilst doing it or feel contemplative: this is about you, after all.
5. After you’ve written this and if you ever feel like there’s nothing to you but what other people have already said and done, look back to your post and remember that it isn’t true.

Okay, so some unique things about me:

  • My eyes are blue on the outside, and green around my pupils (although it makes it really awkward to decide what colour they actually are)
  • I have a strange love of bagels (especially with cream cheese) ❤
  • When something big happens or I hit a personal milestone, I’ll draw a little circle on the corner of my page in school, so I can look back at my books and see what I was up to
  • I like to learn the real choreography to songs so I can dance along while they’re playing
  • I rarely crush on more than one person at a time (which other people seem to?) so everything is all on one person. It can be stressful, but it’s so fun
  • I have a folder in my gallery of positive quotes to look at when I’m feeling down
  • I still sleep with a big stuffed bear in my bed (his name is Cuddles, and I’ve had him for about 11 years)
  • My dad is American (from Michigan) and my mum is British, so I’m half of both, but living in the UK
  • I have a crazy number of hoodies (mainly Superdry) in an array of colours
  • The Sims games and expansions on my shelf are all in order of release date, and my box sets for TV shows are in season order
  • I’m an avid fan of Fifth Harmony
  • At my age of 15, I’ve never once had a sleepover or gone on a school trip where I stay the night…
  • I’m obsessed with checking my horoscope
  • I love one-off Geography things on TV, like when Leonardo DiCaprio did Before the Flood! ❤

Nominations:

Regina @ Diversion3000

Jenny @ Jenny in Neverland

Jess @ Kisses From Jess

Kiya @ Flawed Silence

Sherina @ Sherina Speaks

And that’s all for this post! Thank you so much to Jazz for nominating me, and to Elm for creating such a beautiful tag!

Awkwardsaurus

 

 

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Plans for the Holidays

Why hello again people! 

Shocker: I’m back for the second day in a row. *Cue jaws dropping*

As I go to a Catholic school, my two-week-long Easter holiday began today (or yesterday if you count that?). Most schools seemed to finish the week before, but apparently we have to be in school as close to Easter as possible.

With two weeks to myself (not exactly, since I have 6 other siblings), I thought it’d be useful to go over a few things I want getting done.

1. Keep on top of fitness

For the last few weeks, I’ve been using a fitness app, called ’30 Day Fitness’. It has a bunch of different focuses, and difficulties so you’re bound to find something for yourself! I’m currently about to start day 18 of the Easy Full Body Workout. The difficulty slowly increases as you progress, and it’s definitely improved me! Each day adds about 5 seconds to the initial 10 second plank, and I’ve definitely got better at that!

2. Get up to date with English literature notes

As the only homework I have over the next 2 weeks, I have to make notes on the characters, themes etc of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. English is easily one of my least favourite subjects (odd, coming from a blogger, I know) so this will definitely be a bit of a chore 😦

3. Go shopping

Summer is nearing, and my wardrobe consists of hoodies and dark jeans – not summery at all. To fix that, I’ll be going out with Penny, Rachel and Regina at some point. I plan to ransack (in the neatest way possible) Primark, coming back with at least one full outfit! 

4. Be gentle with my skin

The last week or two, my skin has been a hot mess, to say the least. I’ll probably do another post on that in the near future, but for now I’ll just leave it there!

5. Drink truckloads of waterer

For the last year and a half, I’ve been drinking more water, and I’m​ making sure to keep that up!

6. Blog more

It’s no secret that I’ve abandoned Awkwardsaurus slightly in the last month or two… With mocks out of the way, and little homework to worry about, I plan to get a few more posts out than usual!

7. Get a haircut

Since I was really young, I’ve had (some may say crazily, especially Tyler) long hair. It goes down to my hips now… And frankly, I just don’t like it this long. I’m hoping our hairdresser will be coming at some point in this holidays, and I’ll get about 4 inches off!

8. Practice guitar

I’m beyond useless at remembering to practice guitar, which really isn’t great since I’m working towards Grade 6 for an exam in the summer. Hopefully I’ll get some practicing in!

9. Eat chocolate slowly

With Easter in this holidays, it’s certain that I’ll have a bunch of chocolate. After my birthday, I’ve learned the lesson that my skin really does not agree with crazy amounts, so I’ll steer clear of too much in a small timeframe!

And that is the majority of the things I have to do this holidays! What about you?

Awkwardsaurus


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11:11 

Hey there, Awkwardsaurus here.

I’ve had a pretty crazy few weeks, mainly because I’ve gone from spending 0 time whatsoever with the guy I like (Flynn), to seeing him every morning, and sometimes again later in the day, depending on whether I go to form then or not. I peer mentor, so a lot of my form time is in a year 7 form.

He sits directly behind me, which is insanely convenient, and has allowed two conversations – if they’d class as conversations. The first one, which I’m pretty sure I’ve spoken about on here, was two weeks ago today, and went a little (hah exactly) like this.

Me: *turns around* “What’ve we got first?”

Flynn: “I don’t know”

Useless, am I right? It took an insane amount of psyching myself up but I was SO PROUD. 
The next time was Monday, when Hayley asked me to give him a sheet he needed for a geography test. Although I don’t completely remember it all off my head…

Me: *turns around again* “Hayley told me to give you this.”

Flynn: “Who?”

Me: “Hayley… It’s something to do with geography”

Flynn: “Who?”

Me: “Hayley”

Flynn: *genuinely has no clue who Hayley is*

Me: “Apparently you have a test coming up or something”

Flynn: some words probably along the lines of “oh okay”

So that did not go as planned, obviously. I haven’t spoken to him since, mainly because Ashley said I should stay on the low down so I don’t end up annoying him… 

The title of this post might not make much sense at the moment, but I’m getting there, trust me.

For months, I’d wished to talk to him at 11:11. I’m allowed to tell you my wishes if they’ve already come true, right?

Anyways, my thoughts on wishes go as follows:

When you wish for something, you’re given the opportunity to make it happen. In my case, that was Flynn being moved to my form. But the rest is up to you. Only you have the power to make it happen. And thankfully, I managed to do just that! 🙂

What about you? What are your thoughts on wishes? Have any ever come true?

See you next time 

Awkwardsaurus

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD: APRIL 2017

Hello people of the internet. 

How long has it been since I last posted? Honestly I’m not sure but I am not proud of how absent I’ve been here lately.. I’ll try to fix it!

Anyhoozle, we’re two days into April, so technically I’m a tad late, but today’s post is this month’s monthly look ahead. I have a good few things to look forward to within the next 30 days so here goes!

Talking to Flynn

As you might remember, Flynn moved to my form in school, and sits behind me. Obviously, that means I’ll be trying to talk to him as much as I can without going overboard. I’ve only done once so far, which is a little useless but Hayley’s given me some of his geography that she was supposed to give to him so I guess I’ll be doing that tomorrow. 🙂

Mock Exam Results

Three weeks ago marks the beginning of my mocks, which was surprisingly an alright week. Our results are given out tomorrow, and I’m pretty nervous actually… At least I can blame it on only being half way through our courses if I’ve flopped them all!

Shawn Mendes Illuminate Tour

In late April, I’ll be going to see Shawn Mendes with Ashley. We’re both insanely excited, although she probably is a little more. What can you expect? She’ll be meeting (yes meeting, although I won’t be) her future husband for the first time!

Warm Weather

As much as I love winter, the UK hasn’t had the best one. It’s snowed about five times where I live, and not once have we had a snow day or enough to have a lot of fun in. On top of that, I spent over a week without heating, and after all that I’m just begging the warm weather to arrive. It’s been slightly warmer in the last week or two here, but nothing major. 

Lea Michele – PLACES

Anyone who knows me, knows very well about my love of Glee, and stemming from that, my love of the Glee cast, including Lea Michele (Rachel Berry in Glee). This month, she releases her second album. It’s been years since the first, and I still love every song, but I’m itching for more. So far, three songs (Love is Alive, Anything’s Possible and Run to You) have been released so far AND THEY’RE SO BLOODY GOOD! Much excite indeed!

Easter

As a Christian, I celebrate Easter, although I’m not too excited about the Christian side of it (I’m a terrible person, sorry) since it involves the longest – mass – ever. Seriously. But once that’s over with I love the Easter eggs and all! Though this year, I plan to restrict myself on eating it all so fast; my skin isn’t doing fantastically lately and that would only make it worse!

So that’s a few things I’m excited for this April! I can already tell it’ll be an amazing month! ❤

PEACE OUT DUDES

Awkwardsaurus