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BLOLIDAYS #3 – SUMMER HAUL

Who doesn’t love a good shopping spree? Well, besides my purse, I think most people would agree that splurging is so therapeutic, even if it only moves my worries from school life and friendship dramas to the sudden drop in my savings. 😉

A couple of weeks ago, I had a rather daring day out and managed to fill a huge Primark bag with both Primark things, and a few bits and bobs from elsewhere (that’s a lie, it was a lot of bits and bobs…).I think we should get into it!

First stop: Primark!

Turquoise Summer Print Tie Top – £6.00 (UK Size 4)

latop

 

High-Waisted Blue Jeans – £9.00 (UK Size 6)

 

 

Cropped Purple Hoodie – £7.00 (UK Size 4)

crop

Button-up Denim Shirt – £8.00 (UK Size 4)

denimtop

California Print T-Shirt – £2.50 (UK Size 6)

Onto Boots!

Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – £4.19 (Shade: Fair 1)

conc

Collection Speedy Highlighter – £3.99 (Pearl Sheen)

high

Barry M Feature Length Mascara – £4.99

lashes

Barry M Mist & Fix Setting Spray – £4.99 (Matte)

barry

Barry M Matte Me Up Lip Kit – £6.99 (Shade: Blowout)

blowout

And that’s what happened when I took to town! To save boring anyone, I took out a few oddball things like grey t-shirts (gotta have some, am I right?), socks and razors, etc/.

What are your favourites?

Awkwardsaurus

 

 

 

 

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BLOLIDAYS #2 – 7 Summer Activities

Hello and welcome to the second Blolidays post of the series! We’re two weeks into the holidays now, and about to start the third week. If you’ve got to the point where you and your friends want to meet up, but have zero clue what to do, then this post should help! I’ll put together some of the ideas my friends and I have for days out (or in) and hopefully you’ll take some inspiration!

Theme Parks

While it does involve spending money, riding rollercoasters is such a fun way to hang out with friends! One of my favourites is Blackpool Pleasure Beach, but Alton Towers comes at a close second! It’s important to consider when you’re going; you wouldn’t want to go when it’s raining (the rides might be closed) but on super hot days, the queues are ridiculously long! Settle for a happy medium!

Country Park Walks

For a free outing, you could take your friends out to the countryside. It could be a woods, or a park near where you live. Dogs are a lot of fun to bring along, and if any of your friends are aspiring photographers, it’s a great opportunity to snap some shots of the natural world! And there’s no money involved – Bonus!

Stationery Shopping

Maybe the new school year is the last thing you want to be thinking about in your time off, and if so, this one probably isn’t for you. For any of my fellow dorky friends who love having new notepads, stacks of sticky notes, freshly sharpened pencils, and rulers that are still in good shape, this one is for you! Take a trip out into town and stock up on everything you need for the 2017/2018 school year!

Movie and Takeaway Day

Who doesn’t love a good movie? I know my friends will definitely be heading over to Regina’s house at some point and using Netflix probably all day… We might even order a sneaky Domino’s takeaway – the chocolate brownies are to die for.

Cards Against Humanity

If you’ve never played Cards Against Humanity, or heard of it – let me enlighten you. In a nutshell, you have white cards and black cards: the black cards have either a question or a sentence with blank spaces, and the white cards have the answers. Each player is given ten white cards, and has to fill in the blanks on a black card, with their own white cards. Some of them get super offensive, dirty, rude and just in general, ridiculously funny. It’s bound to leave you in heaps of giggles, and is a great way to pass a rainy day!

Baking

Any cookery prodigies in your friendship group? You could head over to their house with a few others (the more the merrier) and have a day of baking cakes, pies, muffins, and whatever else your stomach is grumbling for. Feast!

Go to the Beach

It’s summer! When the weather gets hotter and the sun makes an appearance, grab your towels and head down to the seaside! Grab an ice-cream or a cone of fish and chips and press play on your beach vibes playlist, or splash around in the water if you’re feeling adventurous!

And those are some of the things I plan to do this holidays! Let me know what you and your friends will be getting up to! 😀

Awkwardsaurus

 

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BLOLIDAYS #1 – Summer 2017 Playlist

HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY ANNUAL SERIES – BLOLIDAYS.

Every week (although I’ve missed two Saturdays so this is me making up for that) in the 6 week school holidays, I’ll have a summery post, flying into the world wide web, for you all to read! Summer used to be one of my least favourite seasons, because I don’t really enjoy the feeling of sweating my entire face of makeup off, and probably the skin underneath, leaving me sitting in a pool of wet clothes and a messy face. However, since then, I’ve grown to love it! But what’s a great season with great outings without an even greater playlist?

I present to you…

AWKWARDSAURUS SUMMER 2017 PLAYLIST:

1. Down – Fifth Harmony (are you surprised I kicked it off with my favourite ladies on the planet? I’m not!)

2. Crying in the Club – Camila Cabello (also one of my favourite ladies who is killing it at the moment!)

3. Most Girls – Hailee Steinfeld

4. Anything’s Possible – Lea Michele

5. LA Devotee – Panic! At The Disco

6. The Life – Fifth Harmony

7. Unforgettable – French Montana ft. Swae Lee

8. Five Colours In Her Hair – McFly

9. Homeland – Chord Overstreet

10. Legends – Kelsea Ballerini

11. Your Song – Rita Ora

12. Back To Me – Marian Hill & Lauren Jauregui

13. Cake By The Ocean – DNCE (yes, I still love this song)

14. Everybody Talks – Glee Cast

15. Hard Times – Paramore

16. Know No Better – Major Lazer, Travis Scott, Camila Cabello, Quavo (obsessed)

17. California – Jack & Jack

18. Rose-Coloured Boy – Paramore

19. Heavy Love – Lea Michele

20. Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

21. Controlla – Drake

22. She’s On My Mind – JP Cooper

23. Cool Side Of The Pillow – Kyle Dion

24. Unwind – Healy

25. Starships – Nicki Minaj (could I resist? No, I couldn’t)

And those are some of my favourites this summer! What have you been jamming out to? And what are your favourite beach day songs?

See you next time! 😀

Awkwardsaurus

 

 

 

 

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BLOLIDAYS | Stationery Haul

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. I know, this post is a whole week late, but I hadn’t actually been shopping for school stuff until about Tuesday, and by the time I got around to actually writing this post it was Thursday, and there was school on Friday, and basically I just thought I’ keep it as a Saturday thing. Obviously because of being back at school, I have to finish the Blolidays posts here. I’ve had such a fun time writing them all, so I hope you got just as much enjoyment out of reading them! 😀

Before we start, everything (unless I’ve said otherwise) is from b&m. I’m not sure if they’re anywhere other than the UK, but they sell good stuff for a lot cheaper than other shops! Also, being the terribly forgetful person I am, I took all the labels off without thinking about how useful they would be when writing this post… So, if there isn’t a price or a link on something, that’s why…

Anyway, let’s get into it.

Bic Ball Point Pens – Blackbic pens

As I do every year, I pick up some blue and black pens. But last year, I bought a box of 50 Papermate blue pens, so I won’t be needing any more of them! Bic pens are always a staple (no pun intended) when it comes to school equipment, so I just had to get some again this year.

 

Staedtler Pencilspencils

I think most people would know, that Staedtler have some of the most high quality pencils you’ll find in an ordinary shop like B&M, despite the ridiculously difficult name to spell – and pronounce for that matter. I picked up a pack of five, and I’m hoping they last through the whole year!

8 Pack of Erasersrubbers

Usually, by the end of the year I’ll have no rubbers/erasers left at all (I don’t even have a clue where they go… People just seem to inherit them), so any work I have to do in pencil must be perfectly done, because there’s no fixing it. This year, though, I thought buying more might hep with that! So, here’s to a year of keeping my stuff!

Helix Maths Set helix maths

Anyone who’s done maths in my school (and probably a few others) would know that 90% of the protractors are scratched, the compasses are way too swingy and basically any of the equipment isn’t as easy to use as it could be. That’s why this year I got my own. It comes in a little plastic case, which I’m planning to keep it all in, so that I can keep it separate from my normal pens and pencils etc. In the case, there’s a protractor (180 degree), two of the triangle things I haven’t actually used before other than when I’ve lost my ruler, a 15cm ruler, a compass, a sharpener, a tiny pencil, and a little rubber. It was only £1, which is amazing for that much stuff, as well as it being an actual brand!

List Book

This is one of my favourite things from the whole haul, and I’m not even completely sure what I’ll be using it for. It’s a really bright and colourful A5 hardback book thing, and inside it has a bunch of Sticky Notes. The inside is filled with sticky notes of all different colours and sizes, depending on what you’ll be needing it for. I’m sure I’ll find something to do with it, but I can’t wait until I do!

6 Pack of Highlightershighlight

Everyone in education will know that highlighters not only make things look nice, but they’re definitely a boost in revision and remembering things for a test! In B&M, there were a bunch of different brands, for relatively cheap prices, but then I came across some B&M branded ones for 99p. They have six colours (yellow, green, orange, pink, blue and purple) which is actually more than some of the other packs, and for cheaper! They’re still great quality too, which is obviously a bonus!

Silicone Pencil Case pencil case

Last year, my bag wasn’t very waterproof, probably because it kind of fell apart, but I’ll get onto that later. That meant that on more than one occasion, everything in my bag was wet, even my pencil case, which wasn’t waterproof either. This year, though, I think it is, so it should be good? It’s a bright green colour with a pink zip and it’s a pretty good size for everyday school stationery and stuff. 😀

A4 Project Book project book

There’s no doubt that when exam season comes around, I’ll want to have a notepad to revise in, so I picked up this one with the little tabs on the inside, so I can separate each section for each subject that I’ll need to revise on paper for.

 

 

Under Armour Backpack bag

This one is from Sports Direct. As I said earlier, last year’s bag (Hot Tuna brand, I know, odd name) was quite terrible. It was falling apart on the inside, wasn’t waterproof at all, and had a gaping hole in the bottom corner after not even a year. This bag, I’m hoping, will last a little better than that one did. On the link, it’s in grey and black, but in the shop I went to, it was pink and grey like in the picture on the right…

I’m starting to realise how long this post is getting, and I have no clue what to do about it… I’ll just list some of the smaller things I got…

6 Whiteboard Markers

30cm Folding Ruler

3 Pack Pritt Glue Sticks

I think that’s everything? Even if it isn’t, that’s still more than enough! This post is way too long already! 😀

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

 

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BLOLIDAYS | Back to School To-Do List

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. As you’ve probably already noticed, it’s Saturday, which means there’s a new Blolidays post! There’s only two weeks left before I go back to school, so next week will be the last one. 😦

Back to today, though. Since I have done pretty much zero preparation for the next school year, I thought it might be useful to list some of the things that I have to get done. Think of it as a to-do list! 😀

Buy school supplies

This an obvious one, but I still haven’t done it. At one point, we (my mum and my siblings) will probably go out to Tesco or Asda at some point. I could probably do a whole post on just what I need to get in that area, but I plan on doing a haul once I’ve done it all anyway.

Clear off my desk

You may have realised, this was in my Summer Bucket List post, and yes, I did it at the start of the holidays. However, my desk has become trashed again. Not as bad as it was earlier, but just quite cluttered, and if I plan on filling it with school supplies and books, which I do, I’ll have to make some room.

Get some new trousers

At my high school, we have the choice of wearing a skirt or trousers. If you knew me, you’d know that I hate skirts and dresses and I do not feel comfortable in them at all, so I wear the trousers. That does mean that shrinking in the washing is a lot more noticeable, so I have to buy new ones about twice a year. Mine definitely need replacing… 😀

Order a new guitar book

If you didn’t already know, I passed my guitar exam in late June, so I’ll be starting on Grade 6 this year. I can’t start without a book for it, so that’s something that needs doing!

Get some new concealer

We aren’t actually supposed to wear makeup at school, but I hardly know anyone that doesn’t. For the last 6 ish months, I’ve been using the Collection Lasting Perfection, which has worked awesomely, but I was wondering if there are any others you guys love (I found that one got a little cakey and drying at the end of warm days)? Preferably under £8, good for covering redness and comes in pale shades. Have any of you tried the Bourgois Radiance Reveal one?

That’s everything I have left to do (I think)! What’s left for you? And when do you go back to school? I’m back on September 2nd 😀

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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BLOLIDAYS | Favourite Summer Foods

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome back to Blolidays! It’s the fourth week already! Only three more Blolidays posts after this! Hopefully, you’ve been enjoying this series. 😀

Today I thought it would be interesting to share some of my favourite Summer vibe foods! Who doesn’t love food?

  1. Yogurt (literally any kind)
  2. Smoothies (especially berry ones)
  3. Barbeques because why the heck not
  4. Magnums ❤
  5. Ice lollies (my favourites are tropical and citrus ones)
  6. Onion ring crisps
  7. Pineapples
  8. Buttery corn on the cob
  9. Ice cream (duh)
  10. Anything mango flavour (or literal mangoes. Just went on Google to check the plural of mango. For some reason there’s an ‘e’ in there.)
  11. Strawberry Shortcake – obviously with whipped cream!
  12. Berries in general
  13. Pancakes – all year round!

That’s everything I could think of! I know this post is super short compared to others, but hopefully we can have a discussion in the comments!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

 

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BLOLIDAYS #3 | Summer Expectations VS Reality

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome to week 3 of of Blolidays! Can you believe we’re already at week three? Well, technically I’m not at week three as I write this, because it’s actually the day before I’ll post week two, which should be up as you’re reading this.

SO, I just sneezed about five million times, so my nose feels like a balloon.

For this week’s Blolidays post, I thought it would be fun to do some Summer Expectations VS Reality stuff. You guys seemed to like my Revision one of  those, so I’m hoping you’ll like this one too!

Sleep Schedules

Expectation: I’ll have a fan in my room so I don’t die, and I’ll get plenty of sleep every night.

Reality: Sudden heat wave crashes into the UK. WHAT THE HELL IS THIS? IS THIS A FREAKING INCUBATOR? And then the brother screams the Star Wars theme song at stupid o’clock in the morning. -.-

Meeting Friends

Expectation: We’ll meet up every now and then so we don’t forget that we all exist, right?

Reality: Mum actually tells me to get out of the house and do something because all I do is sit in my bedroom all day….. :/

antisocial

Staying Fit 

Expectation: P.E lessons aren’t here anymore, so I have to make sure I don’t become a potato!

Reality: You expect me to exercise in this heat? HAH, NO THANKS!

Eating Healthy

Expectation: We bought a death machine! Aka a blender, and I’ll live off smoothies and be really healthy! They’ll be so tasty too!

Reality: Well this is disgusting. Let’s not try to do that again. I’ll stick with toast.

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Wearing Nice Clothes

Expectation: Prancing around in holiday/beach-wear 24/7 and looking like an angel

Reality: Hold up, I don’t actually own any summery clothes… Looks like I’ll be in a hoodie and jeans then!

Shaving

Expectation: My legs are going to be so beautiful they’ll kill people

Reality: I’m a bear, I’m a bear, with brown fuzzy hair

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And that’s everything for this post! I hope you enjoyed it, and I’ll see you next Saturday with another Blolidays post!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

 

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BLOLIDAYS | My Summer Playlist

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. Welcome back to Blolidays with myself. If you missed last week’s post, you probably don’t know about this new ‘feature’ here on ze blog. Well, let me enlighten you. Blolidays is my Summer Holidays blogging series that I’ll be updating every Saturday until the Holidays ends in September. Last week, I wrote a bucket list for the upcoming 6-7-ish weeks, which you can read here if you’re interested.

TODAY, on the other hand, I will be compiling a list of my favourite tunes to bounce around my bedroom (like I’m being electrocuted) to over the holidays. I will warn you, and myself actually, there will probably be a good bit of Fifth Harmony… Possibly some of The Vamps too. I know, I’m a clashing fandom wreck but let’s just go with it.

*scrolls through Spotify library*

1. Do You Hear The People Sing – Les Mis 

2. Everybody Needs Love – Zak Abel

3. Hey You Beautiful – Olly Murs

4. Work From Home – Fifth Harmony

5. Yeah Boy – Kelsea Ballerini

6. The Sound – The 1975

7. All In My Head (Flex) – Fifth Harmony

8. Five Colours In Her Hair – McFly

9. Girls On TV – The Vamps

10. I Know What You Did Last Summer – Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello

11. I Lied – Fifth Harmony

12. Juliet – Lawson

13. Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini

14. Love Myself – Hailee Steinfeld 

15. Move My Way – The Vamps

16. One Last Time – Ariana Grande

17. Wildest Dreams – Taylor Swift

18. That’s What You Get – Paramore

19. Rude – MAGIC!

20. Scared of Happy – Fifth Harmony

21. New Girl – Reggie & Bollie

22. Miss Movin’ On – Fifth Harmony

23. You’re Such A – Hailee Steinfeld

24. The Life – Fifth Harmony

25. Wild Heart – The Vamps

Okay, so I know that’s quite a lot, but I couldn’t just abandon that many of my favourite songs! Even with this many I’m leaving behind a lot that I still love! I tried to vary the artists a bit, even though over a fifth of them are Fifth Harmony!

What are some of your favourite songs for over the summer? And do you know any of these?

See you next Saturday with another Blolidays post!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me

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BLOLIDAYS | My Summer Bucket List

Hi,

I’m Just Average Teen Me. If you live in the UK, and go to a high school, you’ll have either broken up for the holidays, or be very close to it. In celebration of the long-awaited Summer break, I thought it would be fun to start a new series, and 3 other people on twitter agreed! I know, 3.

So, I would like to introduce you to BLOLIDAYS. Readers, meet Blolidays. Blolidays, meet readers. If you haven’t already noticed, Blolidays is a weird hybrid word I came up with, from Blogging and Holidays.

In this series I thought it would be fun to share some of the things that I’ll be doing this Summer, from organising school stuff to what music I’m listening to. I’ll post a Blolidays post every Saturday, so I can still blog about the random things that I do anyway.

Without further ado, let’s get into my Summer Holidays Bucket List!

Sorting Through My School Books

With school finishing for the year (yes, I’m not a year 11 this year, I have to go back in September), there are books strewn all over my floor. It looks like a school book tornado hit, mixed with revision notes from exam season. Actually, that’s why I’m writing this post: I needed a break from all of that. So, I have started to stick in all of the sheets that were floating around the pages, when school had no gluesticks left, and I’ll be putting them into my wardrobe somewhere when I’m done!

Keep on top of Fitness

As much as I hate P.E. lessons 70% of the time, they are actually beneficial. Unless you just walk around slightly lost, which I do if it’s any sort of team sport. Minus the health benefits that P.E. brings, I am probably not doing much as for exercise apart from the couple times a week that I’ll work out for about 5 minutes. I used to do that every night, and I want to get back into it, because it really made me feel better, and I I won’t become a potato.

Get Out with Friends

Last year in the holidays, I didn’t meet up with my friends once, despite us all promising to get out more than once in the six weeks that we had. This year, though, I plan to change that a bit. Finding Dory is coming out later in the month for us Brits, so that’ll be a chance to get out with Bob, if he ever finds the time. And Ashley and I already plan to go shopping at one point.

Finding More Bloggers

As a blogger, it’s important to interact with other bloggers, and last month, I was sort of falling down on that one. I’ve already started to read more of the posts in the reader, and commenting on as many as I can. If you know of any good teenage bloggers out there, I’d love if you could leave a link in the comments! Or if you’re a blogger I haven’t followed yet!

Shop for Stationery

I’m a huge stationery geek, if that’s a thing, so our trip to buy next year’s supplies is always one of my favourite things in the whole time we’re off! When the time comes, I’ll probably do a little haul like I did last year. Speaking of last year…

Celebrate my Blogiversary!

I’m super excited for this one, because it’s almost been a whole year since I set up Just Average Teen Me. It feels like this blog has been a part of me for so much longer, but seeing my first comments and likes felt like yesterday! If you’re interested, it’s on the 27th July, so in eleven days. As of right now, I have no idea what to post for it, but I’m verrrry excited and will be open to any ideas you might have!

Tidy my Desk

Aside from the current school book tornado, my room is normally fairly tidy, as far as a teenager’s bedroom normally goes. One step into my younger sisters’ bedroom and it’s like a different world. Their bedroom is ten times worse. If not more. Probably more! But my desk is a whole other story. I actually did a post on it once, where I told you all of the things that were on my desk… You can read it here if you like! But as the slightly claustrophobic person that I am, I don’t like it like that. So, I plan on tidying it – AGAIN.

Rekindle my Love of The Sims

With all of the busy stuff going on in the last couple months, I’ve hardly had any time at all to play on my all-time favourite game in the world. Sims. And I’ve missed it a lot.

Go back to Pleasure Beach

If you read a post I did almost a week ago, you’ll know that my school had a little trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, and I had an awesome time, partly due to how many times I’d already been before. Anyways, it would be nice to go again with my family so I can have another one of them smoothies… *cough* And see that photographer again… *cough*

Those are some of my plans for the Summer! What are your plans? Let me know in the comments as well as any blogiversary suggestions you might have!

BYE! 😀

Just Average Teen Me