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BLOLIDAYS #6 – STATIONERY HAUL

IT’S THE LAST BLOLIDAYS POST OF THE YEAR! Hopefully you’ve been enjoying this series, since writing it has been so much fun.

This week’s post will be a look at what I bought on Thursday in preparation for the new school year! I decided not to get a few things, since some things like my pencil case and maths set were still in tact from last year. Saving money, why not?

School Bag

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I found this in wilkos, and it’s a lot less vibrant than last year’s fluorescent pink Under Armour backpack. The red leather kind of reminded me of Emma Swan’s red leather jacket in Once Upon A Time! And this was £12, reduced from £15.

Bic Pens

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I usually just get the normal ball point pens, but they only had those in blue or the packs with red, green, blue and black. So I opted for these, which are very similar, but have a grip, and clear lids. Can’t go to school without pens!

Staedtler Pencils

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I definitely bought these last year, and probably several times before. Staedtler are probably most of what people are buying for pencils, because they seem to be so much better quality than other pencils!

Shatterproof Ruler

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I picked up the pink one, probably because it was on top of the pile (lazy, I know). I don’t usually go for full length rulers, but the folding ones always snap for me (I’ve never managed to keep one) so I ended up getting this! 😀

Highlighters

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These are the same as the highlighters I bought last year, but I loved having a wide range of colours to chose from (especially in poetry analysis for English literature) so I got them again!

Filing Folder

Last year, I bought a blue one of these and it’s currently behind me, bulging with exam papers, revision notes, reports and so much other random stuff I’ve stuffed in there (seriously, I think my electric toothbrush instructions are in there). Since it was such a life saver, I decided to get another one for this year!

Butterfly Project Book

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I love using notebooks for copying out notes from my school books, so the stuff I need to revise is all in one place. I’m never really a massive fan of online revision or flashcards, so revising in a notebook is definitely the way to go for me!  Not to mention, it has the little tabs on the side so you can separate the subjects!

I don’t know what to call these?

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I had two of these from last year (my sister had the other two) and it ended up not quite enough space for all my school books, so I picked up another set! 😀

And that’s most of what I bought this year!

Thanks again for reading and responding to this series, it’s been a lot of fun, and I guess we’ll see blolidays next year! 🙂

Awkwardsaurus

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20 QUESTIONS ABOUT ME TAG

Hello blogosphere!

Today, I was nominated by the lovely Regina aka Diversion3000 to do the 20 Questions About Me Tag. These questions seem quite fun to answer, hence the getting onto it so quickly (shocker, I’m actually posting – this is not a drill)

Since there don’t seem to be any rules for this tag, let’s get right to the questions, shall we?

1 – Are you named after anyone?

As for my first name, I don’t think I am. I know my middle name came from my mum’s sister, so my auntie.

2 – When was the last time you cried?

I’m actually a really emotional person, when I’m alone (I’m pretty good at keeping stuff to myself and haven’t actually cried in front of anyone in YEARS). Anyway, last time I cried was probably a few days ago when I watched Everything Everything. I loved it, but it did get me a lil bit emotional!

3 – Do you have kids?

If you count the many celebrities I’ve mentally adopted as my babies, then yes I have many kids. Biological kids? Hah, I’m 15 and the most interaction I’ve had with any guys I like is discussions about school… So no, I don’t have any kids.

4 – If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

WHAT’S NOT TO LOVE – I’m kidding, I think? I actually think about this kind of thing a lot. Wondering how other people see me has always been kind of interesting, and I guess I’d have to be in the situation to know. To be quite honest, I honestly don’t know.

5 – Do you use sarcasm a lot?

I do indeed. A lot of the time it gets taken out of context and slaps me straight in the face, which isn’t great but it’s all good; I make myself laugh, at least.

6 – What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Posture. I seem to pick up on body language and how a person holds themselves in situations quite quickly. So, if I’m trying to talk to someone and they’re slouchy and uninterested, I’ll notice that pretty soon.

7 – What is your eye colour?

I never know whether to say blue or green. My eyes are mainly blue I guess, and that’s what it says on my passport, but I have a ring of green around my pupils, that then merges into the blue. It’s all very confusing, but my eyes are one of my favourite things about myself, physically. 🙂

8 – Scary movie or happy ending?

Happy ending, all the way. I’m not a fan of scary movies at all, and I’ll avoid them as much as I can. There’s something about happy endings that just put me in such a good mood, and fills my heart for quite a while after! I’m thinking of getting a post up about some of my favourite happy films, so keep an eye out! (shameless self-promo)

9 – Do you have any special talents?

I can binge entire TV shows in pretty short spaces of time and quickly become emotionally attached to celebrities and fictional characters…. I guess I can play guitar quite well , too.

10 – Do you have any pets?

I have two doggos, and a bunch of fish. 🙂

11 – What is your dream career?

See, I’m not exactly sure what I want to be when I’m older. I used to want to be a doctor, but I kind of grew out of that, since I’m not all too interested in it anymore, not to mention I’m quite squeamish. I know I want my job to have something to do with Geography, because that’s probably what I’ll be doing at university.

12 – Who was your first best friend?

Ohhh the nostalgia. When I was three or four, I met a girl at playgroup (similar to Kindergarten I think?), who I ended up being really close with until I was eleven. When we switched to high school, she changed so quickly, and we just drifted apart.

13 – How tall are you?

I’m 5’6, which is 167cm. I’m fairly average height, I think? I’m happy here though, and I haven’t grown in years so I reckon this is my final height 🙂

14 – How many countries have you visited?

England (I live here), Wales (I had to google if it was a country), USA (My dad’s family all live there, so we’ve visited them a few times, and I went to Disney World Florida once). And that’s all! I’ve not been abroad in almost 11 years, so I’m pretty nervous about getting on a plane!

15 – What was/is your favourite/worst subject in High School?

Currently, my favourite subject is Geography. It’s a super chilled out lesson (and we still manage to get work done?), and it’s topics that I’m actually interested in for the majority. A lesson that I really dread is English. I know, I’m a blogger, I should enjoy English, but I just really don’t like the way we have to learn it. The fun of reading and learning to write more creatively is kind of stripped away if you get me? SCREW YOU EDUCATION SYSTEM!

16 – What is your favourite perfume?

I don’t really use perfumes, but I have a Superdry body spray, and I LOVE it!

17 – What would you name your children?

I have given this quite a bit of thought actually, and I love the name Quinn for a girl. I used to be pretty self-conscious (I still am, I guess, but it’s miles better), and I found that giving myself a little alter-ego seemed to help that, so I’d try to get into the mindset of Quinn Fabray from Glee (she’s a really strong character, and she dealt with a lot on the show). I guess I’d just hope that my own child can feel comfortable with herself, too. 🙂

18 – What sports do you play/ have you played?

I’m really not that sporty. I work out alone, at home every now and then (I’ve been useless this holidays) but I guess I play tennis sometimes in the park. 🙂

19 – What phone do you currently use?

Moto E 3rd Generation (White)

20 – Tell us one of your bad habits!

Oooohhhh, I crack my knuckles a lot….. It drives my mum insane, but I just can’t help it! Anyone else who cracks their knuckles will definitely understand! 😀

And that’s all the questions answered! Onto the nominations!

A New Chapter

It’s Simply Me / Jasmine

Totally Random / Bella

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This post has ended up pretty long, so thank you if you actually read all the way to the end without getting bored of me!

Awkwardsaurus

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BLOLIDAYS #4 – 44 Shaving Things

It’s been a damn while since I last did one of these posts (if you’re relatively new, I sometimes do posts where I’ll list 44 things to do with a certain topic), and with it being summer, more people will be shaving than in winter, I’m assuming? Unlike me, who literally never leaves the house anyway, and wears jeans 24/7. It’s all good, though, I live in the UK so it’s never that warm anyways. 🙂

HOWEVER, with being a fifteen-year-old girl, who has to do PE in a short skort (hybrid skirt and shorts?) I’ve come up with a LOT of things that either happen or go through my head while shaving. Let’s get into it, shall we?

  1. Wondering which razor is the newest out of your many ongoing razors – does that one even work anymore?
  2. Thinking “screw it”, and taking several razors to see which one works the best once you’re in the shower
  3. Shaving cream? Hah, I’ve literally never owned any in my life. I usually end up using shower gel suds and bubbles
  4. The art of choosing a speed to shave that actually works
  5. Shaving too quickly and not taking off a single hairs
  6. Shaving too slowly and also not taking off a single hair while slowly sending you into insanity
  7. The little strip thing (still zero clue what it actually is) slowly disappearing
  8. REMEMBER TO GET BEHIND THE KNEE
  9. ANKLES ANKLES ANKLES
  10. Literally, ankles are the most problematic areas to shave, and I always end up managing to nick my skin there
  11. Damn near yoga poses trying to reach all the areas whilst keeping your balance on wet feet and slippery surfaces
  12. The ridiculous, stinging pain of the tiniest cut somewhere but you can’t seem to find it anywhere – it’s literally like finding a needle in a haystack
  13. Or the cuts that never stop bleeding???
  14. I didn’t know I had this much blood????
  15. Oh, you’re still gushing?? I’mma name you Niagara Falls!
  16. POWER THROUGH I AM A STRONG WARRIOR
  17. Only shaving the parts of your leg people will actually see 😉 😉
  18. What will actually motivate me to shave when I don’t have to wear a P.E. kit anymore??
  19. INGROWN HAIRS, I HAVE A LOT OF NASTY WORDS FOR YOU (I will refrain from using them here)
  20. When it’s been five million years since you last shaved and you look like Chewbacca’s long lost cousin
  21. And then actually getting rid of it is so difficult and takes SO LONG
  22. Putting on soft pj pants with hairless legs ❤
  23. FEEL MY LEGS GALS
  24. Feeling like a dolphin when you’re finally finished
  25. I am so streamlined I could swim faster than Phelps
  26. Lies – I definitely couldn’t I’d be like a sunken potato
  27. When you shaved reaaallllly well, and your friend also did – Rachel and I have actually stroked each other’s smooth legs before
  28. Advertisements for razors shaving the smoothest freaking legs I’ve ever seen?? uMM???
  29. Having to turn your head and strain your eyes at horribly uncomfortable angles purely so you can see your own armpits
  30. Lord knows I’m not shaving there without seeing it – I’d probably die
  31. What if I’m shaving for nothing? What if we don’t have P.E. tomorrow?
  32. One more leg to go
  33. WHOAAAHHHHH WE’RE HALF WAY THERE
  34. WHOAAAHHHHHHHH LIVING ON A PRAYER
  35. Swiping hands up and down freshly shaved legs as fast as possible, sending water flying all over the place like you’re in some sort of
  36. – honestly I don’t know what sort of anything  would involve that so I’m not even going to try
  37. The calm before the storm
  38. Aka the few hours before the razor bumps show up
  39. I AM A QUEEN
  40. Feeling like a princess walking around with your super smooth legs
  41. And then realising you missed a stripe on your shin
  42. DAMMIT
  43. Nobody will see it, right?
  44. Last but not least, this meme:

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Favourite Song Lyrics

Hellooo!

I’ve had ideas brewing for this post for a while (the introduction was for Just Average Teen Me) now, so I guess you could say the kettle is whistling and it’s time to write it! I’ll be sharing some of my favourite lyrics from songs that I listen to, if you hadn’t already guessed from the title.

Also, before we get into it, they’re not in any specific order.

I’m only up when you’re not down
Don’t wanna fly if you’re still on the ground

Only Me When I’m With You, Taylor Swift

If you’re a fan of Taylor’s more pop style music, chances are you might not have heard of this song. I’m pretty sure it was from her self titled album, Taylor Swift. Anyway, it’s super cute and I just had to include it in here.

Yeah boy, your eyes could make the moon jealous

Yeah Boy, Kelsea Ballerini

I have the exact moment I heard this lyric on a WhatsApp chat, actually. On April 6th, at 11:36am, I said “Okay that’s one of the cutest lyrics I’ve ever heard” and to this day, it still is ❤

Don’t need no butterflies when you give me the whole damn zoo.

Starving, Hailee Steinfeld

Speaking of cute lyrics, this song has been one of my favourites since it was released. I’m a huge fan of Hailee and I’ve loved every one of her songs, especially this one! Nerves are obviously something everyone deals with when they have a lil crush so I’d guess you can relate to this! 😀

My body’s telling all the secrets I ain’t told you yet

Sledgehammer, Fifth Harmony

This one is definitely one of my favourites, because it’s so perfectly put together. It’s such a pretty way to say it, not to mention Sledgehammer will always be one of my favourite songs ❤

There’s always a seed
Before there’s a rose
The more that it rains
The more I will grow

Roots Before Branches, Glee Cast

Everyone needs a little lyric of encouragement every now and then, right? This one’s great if you’re going through a tough time, or if you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere.

‘Cause you look greatest when you feel like a damn queen

Most Girls, Hailee Steinfeld

I could’ve quoted the entire song, but I ended up choosing this one. If you haven’t heard it, you should definitely listen to this one! It has a super empowering message throughout, and is definitely the kind of music we need more of 😀

I should be over all the butterflies but I’m into you

Still Into You, Paramore

As the romantic that I am, the idea of still feeling like you first did with someone you’ve been with for a while is near to perfect, so this had to be in here.

Watching you’s the only drug I need

-Hey Soul Sister, Train

I mentioned this song a couple of posts ago! It’s such a feel-good one, and I’ll never get sick of it. 🙂

What are some of your favourite lyrics? Or favourite songs at the moment?

See you next time

Awkwardsaurus 

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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)

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

 

 

Cropped Purple Hoodie – £7.00 (UK Size 4)

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

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

Onto Boots!

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

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Collection Speedy Highlighter – £3.99 (Pearl Sheen)

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Barry M Feature Length Mascara – £4.99

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

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

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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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Midnight Chitchats

Another late-night blog post – I know, it’s becoming a pattern.

You know when there’s a lot on your mind, and you kind of feel like a fizzy drink being shook up over and over again? That’s how I’m feeling at the moment, and I can’t think where else to vent about everything, since my friends are… well, we’ll get onto that at some point probably.

Where to start… What have I been up to in my extremely uneventful summer break so far? Well, I just took a break from my rather intense Warblers rave. For the uneducated folks reading, the Warblers are an a capella (no instruments) group on Glee. They’re amazing, and I think you should definitely take a little trip over to YouTube to have a peek. My favourites are Hey Soul Sister and Whistle, but there’s so many others!

In the last 5 days or so, I’ve been on a binge of Marvel films since I’d actually never seen the majority of them (I don’t know why). I’ve watched (in release order) all of the films in the same universe as Iron Man (so Thor, Captain America, Hulk, etc). It’s a lot of films to cram into such a short time, but I guess it just shows you how little I actually do with my life. 🙂

My favourite out of them all (aside from the Guardians of the Galaxy movies; I’ve loved them since they came out) would probably be Thor: The Dark World. From there, has sparked my love of Loki. Tom Hiddleston is a beautiful human as it is, but somehow the long, gelled, black hair combined with a long green cape and metal armour accelerates that. Not to mention, his humour and one-liners are hilarious, even though Drax still makes me keel over with laughter the most.

While we’re on the topic, watch this. It’s a very entertaining three minutes and sixteen seconds. 😉

Another thing that has been on my mind for some time is the idea of the future. I’m all for living in the moment and enjoying the time we have right now, but I’ll be starting Year 11 in a few weeks. As any readers in the UK will know, Year 11 is the oldest year of high school. It’s when you take your GCSEs, go to prom, have big school trips and say goodbye to everything you’ve known for the last five years as you head off to college (not university).

Truth is, I’m scared. I’m happy where I am now. Sure, my friends have their bad moods, and some lessons bore me to death, but everyone has that, right? High school has become my comfort zone but soon I’ll have a new timetable, new buildings to navigate, new friends, new group chats and new teachers. I always looked at people this age as so much older than I feel. I still feel like the same 11-year-old girl I was when I started high school, even though I’ve grown (not that much in height) so much since.

It took me so long to make friends, and finally feel like I was fitting in, and the thought of having to do that all over again is quite nerve-wracking. Fast Forward two short years after then and I’ll be going off to university, away from home, away from family, and further away from everything else that matters to me right now.

Another thing I wanted to ramble about is a current situation going on with my friends. As I’ve mentioned before, I have a group chat with Hayley, Penny and Britt. For almost the last two years, it’s been a safe place, where we can rant to each other about nearly anything that crosses our mind and nobody will get judged – at least not too much. At this point, I feel like I’m drifting away from them all, all except Hayley. Recently, it’s become a case of Penny and Britt getting annoyed with me super easily, talking about it on their own private chat, and then confronting me on the group chat.

Recently, that’s been when I messaged them about Teen Wolf. Apparently I was being “f***ing annoying” (censor for the children). What annoys me the most about that is that Penny (she said it) frequently spams us about whatever show it is that she’s watching at the time, whether it’s The Walking Dead, or Rupaul’s Drag Race and nobody has ever told her that she shouldn’t. Today, it started with a sarcastic conversation. As you’ll probably understand, it’s easy for sarcasm to be taken wrongly. At this point though, it was quite clear that I wasn’t being serious, but Penny and Britt managed to turn it against me (surprise, surprise) and then suddenly keep piling on stuff that’s been annoying them lately about me. It was almost as if they’d rehearsed it on a private chat (I know for a fact they’d spoken about it beforehand, but whether they’d planned a response, I’m not sure).

It ended up in a pretty big mess, and I said “Well, I’m sorry. I thought you guy were alright with joking like that”. Britt thanked me for the apology, but Penny replied with “Naa that isn’t an apology. It sounds so half hearted.”  At that point, I got annoyed. I had already apologised for something I didn’t even need to be apologising for, and ended up throwing more sarcasm with “do you want me to write you a card and send some flowers? Hire a singer to go with it?” followed by “Look, I’m sorry and I’ve said that, just let it slide?”. She didn’t say a thing on the chat until 4 hours later, when she said that she had nothing to say because she was watching YouTube.

It’s all a bit messy. I don’t enjoy it, but I also don’t enjoy letting other people get at me for ridiculous things. So this is where I ended up. It’s currently 00:40am, so I should definitely try to get some sleep, and I’ll probably post this in the morning 😀

Editing note: I’ve just took out a few chunks since this post was ridiculously long! If you’ve read all this, thank you – you’re the best ❤

Awkwardsaurus

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD – AUGUST 2017

Hello blogosphere! I’m back again, and it’s currently 11:09PM. Why am I writing a post at this time? I’m not sure, especially since I’m surviving off very little sleep after a huge TV marathon last night until 4:30AM…. I should be sleeping, but I’ve ended up here.

So what has August got in store for us? Probably nothing very eventful, since I’m not in school until September, but there’ll definitely be some littler things to look forward to!

Back to Blogging

It’s no secret that my blog has been lacking posts in the last few months, and I’ve been even more useless at reading and commenting on other bloggers’ posts. With school out of the way, I’ll have a lot more free time, and a lot less homework (although teachers had really been slacking in that department anyway this year, thankfully). I’m planning on getting way more posts out than usual!

Blolidays

If you were here last year, and I still haven’t managed to scare you away, first, thanks for staying, but more importantly, you might remember a series of posts I did last summer, called Blolidays. It’s a hybrid word of blog and holidays if you hadn’t already noticed, and although I don’t really go on holiday (thanks mother for the huge family), I write a post once a week themed on the holidays. It might be a summer playlist, my favourite clothes, a haul (that one’s coming for sure!) or even just a rant about the things I love in summer.

Brunch Outings

Like last year, my friends and I have planned to meet up a bunch of times in the holidays, and I’m hoping we actually do! Last year, it got to the last weekend of the holidays and we all got hit with “oh sugar we haven’t been out once” so ended up going out then. Regina wants to go to some little cafes for brunch a few times, and I’m a sucker for all things breakfast-y, especially smoothies!

Everything Everything

For those of you that haven’t already gathered, I’m an absolute hopeless romantic, despite never having been in a relationship or anywhere close to one – ever. It’s heartbreaking, I know, but I survive purely off romance movies: the Notebook being one of my all time favourites (even though it makes me ugly-cry so bad). This month – I think – Everything Everything comes out in the UK Cinemas, and I’m so so excited to watch it.

Teen Wolf Season 6B

As I mentioned at the beginning of this post, I was on a huge TV marathon. Now’s the time where I tell you it was Teen Wolf. I’d planned to rewatch the entire series in time for the new episode that I could watch on Monday (thank you, timezones), but by Sunday morning I was really pushing whether I’d make it in time or not. To make sure I did, I stayed up until 4:30AM. From Wednesday to Monday morning, I’d watched ninety-one episodes of Teen Wolf, which worked out to about two and a half days straight. It’s easily the biggest binge I’ve ever been on in such a short space of time, but I made it, and the new episode WAS SO EXCITING I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH THE REST OF THE SEASON!!!

Back to School Shopping

As usual, late August comes with restocking on stationery, school uniform, shoes, and the lot. Some people find it really tedious, and a bit depressing, but since me and my friends are all dorks, it’s so exciting, and we set aside a day to go out to a bunch of stationery shops in town. There’s something so refreshing about starting a new year with a whole set of new equipment. Who knows, maybe I’ll even keep my ruler this year? I’ve never managed to keep a ruler – ever; it always seems to go missing, or snap and I end up using those triangle things in maths sets that I still don’t know what they’re used for…. If anyone knows, enlighten me!!

And that’s what’s ahead in the next month! Hopefully, we’ll have some nice weather, and be able to get some outside time! If you’re in the UK, you’ll know our summers usually last all of a three day heatwave and then we’re onto autumn. Let’s see!

See you next time 🙂

Awkwardsaurus

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MONTHLY LOOK-AHEAD: JULY 2017

HELLO HELLO HELLO

I know, we’re three days into July already but EXCUSE MY LATENESS AND LET’S GET ONTO IT BECAUSE JULY IS USUALLY HELLA EVENTFUL.

Travel Day

Every year in July, my school does a trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach for a day, and we can go around in our own friendship groups, wear our own clothes, and basically do whatever we want. You might remember that there was an extremely attractive photographer when I went last July, and then the following November. But hey, Travel Day is always one of the best days, and it’s actually my last Travel Day since next year I’ll be on study leave!

Sponsored Walk

Another annual event at my school is the sponsored walk: everyone’s families pitch in to sponsor their kids in a walk around the countryside near school. It gets us out of an afternoon of lessons, and it’s a great time to chill out and chat to your friends! Plus, we’ll be in our own clothes!

Summer Holidays

On July 21st (it’s quite late this year) our school will break up for the summer. Year 10 will be over. I’ll probably do a big post on it like I think I did last year? But as much as I’ll miss the people I usually see everyday, it’ll be great to sleep in every morning!

My Blogiversary

July 27th is the day I created my blog. Two whole years ago! At the time, I went by Just Average Teen Me, which I ended up switching for my current name earlier in the year. A Blogiversary is a great way to look back on what’s happened in the span of a year, and this year has definitely had a lot going on!

The Great Gatsby

A few weeks ago, I watched the film starring Leonardo DiCaprio, and it quickly became one of my favourites. Since then, I’d been set on getting my hands on the book, by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Last Saturday, I managed to find it in WH Smith’s (thank you WH Smith’s, you beat Waterstones this time) for £6.99 and I’m currently 3 chapters in. I’m loving it so far and I can’t wait to read the rest!

Everything Everything 

I know, the film came out sometime last month I think, but I haven’t managed to get out and see I yet. As the hopeless romantic that I am, I absolutely love romance movies. They melt my heart, and usually end in a good few tears. This month, I plan to watch it, and I’ll let you know what i think!

And those are the main things in store for this month! See you around 🙂

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Hold On to Friendship


Have you ever tasted tears saturated with makeup? It’s a slightly bitter, soap-like tinge, that I had never encountered until last week’s Wednesday. How I got there? Well that’s what this post is for.

Before we begin, it’s definitely useful to list all the significant people I’ll need to be mentioning.

The girl half of my friendship group: me, Britt, Penny, Hayley, Rachel, Regina.

The guy half: Tyler, Theo, Ryder, Elliot, Sam. 

Others from another group: Megan (Elliot’s girlfriend) and Alysha. 

Since October, there’s been a slightly romantic awkwardness between Rachel and Elliot, which wound up with him plucking up the courage to ask her out twice, and be rejected twice. Mind you, the only reason Rachel didn’t say yes was because she was scared. 

Flash forward to early February, and Elliot starts dating Megan. Rachel was pretty destroyed, and I made a little post on it, called Lessons of Love. 

Since then, Elliot has been spending some of his time with Megan’s group, and some with our group, so that he can balance the two. This all seems swell if you ask me, but according to my friends, he’s leaving us. Not to mention the rather strong dislike they’ve built up against Megan since.

A few months on, to last Saturday, Ryder was out at a birthday meal for Alysha with Megan, Elliot, and the rest of the people from that friendship group. On the group chat with Penny, Rachel, Regina and myself, there was a lot of speculation over whether Ryder was dating (or about to be dating) Alysha. Jumping too quickly to conclusions, Rachel took to the full group chat (everyone in our group) with a screenshot of a Wikipedia page for “Judas the Betrayer”. 

The next few school days were packed with a good bit of persistent teasing, and by Tuesday, Ryder had decided to stay with Elliot, Megan, Alysha and their group at break times. Since Theo and Tyler were helping out around school, that left the girls and Sam. Sam clearly felt a little awkward about it, and wound up heading towards the other guys by Wednesday. 

In RE (religious education), Penny, Britt, Rachel and Regina had decided to start afresh, and wipe free the guys because they were abandoning us. They were completely done with the friendship, and had told us all to leave the group chat. They even went to the extent of reintroducing themselves as the new boy-free girls that they were. 

Since the guys are actually some of my longest friends (Elliot was the first person i spoke to in high school, and one of my only friends throughout Year 7), the whole situation was hurting my heart quite a lot, so I engrossed myself in the work we were doing, and kept my opinions to myself.

The bus drive home was havoc, as always on a school bus, but as soon as I’d made it home and closed the door to my bedroom, everything I’d felt all day started pouring out – literally, from my eyes. They welled up slightly at first, and then the tears just didn’t stop. Losing some of my best friends because they think I’m against them (especially when I’m completely the opposite) was heartbreaking to think about, and I was a literal mess. 

It was then that I tasted the tears. Bitter and soapy. I looked in the mirror, and saw the nude coloured drops, meandering down, around my nose and either dropping off my chin or landing on my lips. I hadn’t washed off my makeup yet, and my under eye concealer was definitely not waterproof.

After ignoring hundreds of messages from the girls, begging me to leave the chat, I took to Instagram and created a new group. Me, Ryder, Sam and Elliot. I told them everything, about how I don’t hate them, how I really didn’t want to lose any friends and that I thought the girls were all being unreasonable, as well as hypocritical. 

Sam instantly named the group “sane people chat” and Elliot was full of thanks that I hadn’t “jumped on the bandwagon too”. They all advised me not to mention the chat to the girls, and made sure I knew that if they “give you any shit” for talking to the guys (if they found out, that is), they’d be there.

Since then, we’ve been messaging every day to make up for barely talking in person, and I’ve really proven to myself that I’m in control of things. 

You don’t have to do what your friends say, just because there’s more of them. If you want to be friends with certain people, nobody has any right to stop you. 

I managed to keep every one of my friends, when I could easily have lost about 5. 
Losing friends over silly fallouts isn’t worth it, and it’s important to hold onto the people you care about, as well as the memories you’ve made with them.

Awkwardsaurus

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HAIRCARE 101


It’s me again, Awkwardsaurus 🙂

I’m trying to get back on top of posting as frequently as I can, so if you’re confused by more regular posting then this is why. 

(Editing note: I’ve had this post drafted for ages and I know, at this point in time REGULAR POSTING HAHA WHAT IS THAT?)

Anyways, my Sims is loading (Sims 3 if you’re interested), so I thought I’d pass the time by writing another post. 

Ever since being about seven or eight, I’ve had longer than average hair. Currently, it goes down to about two inches above my hips, so frankly, there’s a lot of it to deal with. 
In this post, I’ll be sharing some of my (extremely unprofessional and 100% personal experience/opinion-based) insight on the world of hair. 😀

Know Your Hair Type

Before you go out and try products or methods to look after your locks, it’s important to know what type of hair you actually have. It’s similar to skin types, most falling into either dry, oily or normal. If you find yourself having to wash your hair often because it gets greasy quickly, chances are you have oily hair. If you’re the opposite, and it takes a few days to build up oils, you probably have dry hair (hello, me too). If neither seem to fit, then you might have normal hair.

Buy Shampoo Designed for Your Hair Type

Don’t be wary to buy Shampoo with rather long names or claims. Mine’s the L’oréal Elvive Extraordinary Oil Nourishing Shampoo for Very Dry, Dull, Rebellious Hair. How’s that for a title? The point is, you shouldn’t be intimidated by all the words and end up buying a simple looking shampoo that doesn’t suit your hair type. Trust me, you’ll know when you find one that does!

Turn Down the Heat

Straighteners, curling irons, hairdryers. They’re all pretty hot. Sure, you can’t exactly cut out straighteners or curlers from your life if you’re a frequent user, but hairdryers usually have a heat setting. The coldest one is impractical, since it takes about 5 years to dry all of my hair, but the middle setting is the compromise I settle for. With styling tools, make sure you protect your hair with a heat protector!

Be Gentle

I once read a saying that said to treat your hair like it’s your best silk dress. I can’t remember when I came across it, but it’s stuck in my head ever since. Don’t tug it violently when you’re brushing out tangles; don’t scrub it aggressively with a towel; and try not to have it constantly in tight styles (I know that one’s tough when you literally live in ponytails).

Sleep With Hair Down

Tying (hehe puns) in with my last point, too much straining of your hair causes the strands to point in unnatural directions, essentially stunting their growth. If you want to grow out your hair, it’s definitely a good idea to give the bobbles a break and take it down while you sleep!

Get it Cut!!!

Without getting your hair cut, you’ll develop split ends, which – for those of you that aren’t aware – are hairs that have, well, split down the centre and become two thinner ends. Cutting your hair keeps it healthy, and prevents it from splitting!

And those are some of my tips! What are some of your hair hacks?

Awkwardsaurus​