Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Back to School | University of Lincoln Open Day

It is officially that time again for me to start looking at university's, and I am very very excited to start looking around again. When I first started looking at university's I automatically fell in love with Birmingham City University, but after waiting over a year I am beginning to properly look at them.

When I first started looking at Universities I had no idea what sort of campus I wanted to go to, where in the Country and most of all what subject I actually wanted to study. I originally looked at two campus based Universities and 3 city based ones, and realised that a city campus was defiantly for me. I didn't like the idea of being in the middle of nowhere, but for some people that is what they are looking for. For example I have a friend who has just started at Keele University which is basically in the middle of nowhere, but she adores it because she use to live in an area surrounded by fields. On the other hand I have a friend who is now in London at Westminster University and she loves that too because she is right next to the tube so can travel into Central London when ever she wants. It all depends on where you want to go, and where you can picture you're self for the next 3 years of your life.

So far I have booked 3 University open days for the University of Lincoln, Birmingham City University and De Montfort University. Saturday was the open day for Lincoln. My Dad and I spent the majority of the day up there, started off by registering and getting some booklets about the university before meeting my friend for lunch. As she has just started doing Law at Lincoln, so I had a nice catch up with her discussing the university, how she likes Lincoln and generally gossip about life. After having lunch we headed off to a talk about the course I want to do - Criminology. However we were too late, but we got to speak to another professor who teaches the degree along with a 3rd year Criminology student at the University. Therefore not only did I get to talk about the course, with a student I got to learn about the University and City from a students point of view which was wonderful.

After that we just decided to look around the city, did a little bit of shopping before walking up to the Cathedral. However I have decided if I chose to go to this University I will only be going back up 'steep hill' when family members are visiting or a need to go to a shop up there - only if its an emergency though!


Saturday was also Pride in Lincoln, so we got to witness the parade walking past us whilst eating lunch and seeing everyone dressed up for the occasion - was very pretty.

Thank you again for reading and I hope you enjoyed this post.
Love Meg x

Tuesday, 12 September 2017

Back to School | My First Day

A week late but it is finally here... My first back to school post for the year along with a line up of great posts this week. My first week back was a little bit chaotic but I believe I am back into the swing of everything which is wonderful.

Tuesday was my first day back and was I prepared for everything? No I defiantly was not but I was prepared for the lesson I had that day as I got no work for Psychology - all my summer work was Geography. My Tuesdays don't start until 12:30 too which is wonderful apart from the fact i had to go in and register this morning which meant waking up at 6:30 but hopefully soon that won't be too much of a problem for me - I won't get into that now as I want to do a aims / objectives post for this school year as it is my final year at Sixth Form.


My Make-up:
Smashbox Colour Corrector Primer - Adjust (Green)
Rimmel London Lasting Finish Foundation - 01 Ivory
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer - 01 Fair
Rimmel London Brow This Way, Brow Sculpting Kit - Dark Brown
Rimmel London Brow This Way, Brow Styling Gel - Clear 
Rimmel: London Stay Matte - 00 Translucent
Benefit Hoola Bronzer
The Balm Mary-Lou Manizer 
Maybeline Lash Sensational - Black
Rimmel London Matte Lipstick - Trendsetter
Avon Setting Spray
Mario Badescu Facial Spray


OOTD:
Black Topshop Jaime Jeans 
Urban Outfitters BDG Pink T-Shirt
Misguided Oversized Dark Blue Denim Jacket
Black Old Skool Vans



Thank you for reading and I hope everyone enjoyed the first week back or good luck to anyone starting College/Sixth Form/University! I wish you the very best, enjoy it!

I also created an instagram so be sure to check it out - megaanphoebe

Love Meg x 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

July Favourites 2017

Summer has finally arrived, Sixth Form is over and I am back with a working MacBook!! Since I have been gone have been trying new things and become obsessed with so many things, so of course my first post back is a favourites. Again this favourites is lacking make-up/hair/beauty favourites as I haven't really found any recently but hopefully there will be some soon as I plan on purchasing some new make up soon - my list is ready for pay day.

So first of all is a first time purchase and I have only ever mentioned this brand once, back in March. I finally, after trying the original version, bought the Smashbox Colour Corrector Primer - Adjust (Green). I have been using it every day since I purchased it and I have fallen in love. I only ever used the baby skin primer before I tried the small Photo finish primer from Smashbox that my friends got me for my birthday. I had seen youtubers use all the different ones and I thought the green one would be perfect for me as I have quite red skin. It works wonderfully and makes me foundations go on easier and smoother along with getting rid of the main areas of red slightly - as it can't work miracles, my skin is constantly red.


Next I am jumping straight onto music and I have 3 new albums to to talk all about, and the first one you may guess if you know me or read my post regularly. Of course it is The Vamps new album Night and Day (Night Edition) - I am listening to the song My Place off the Album as I am writing about this. Of course this had to be featured in the favourites for July as I also went to see them perform this entire album in a small intimate gig in Sheffield on 10th July. It is quite different to their previous album and I have fallen in love with every song off it, can not pick my favourite! If someone asks I'll tell them one and then change my mind. Today as I am posting this it is 5 years since The Vamps posted their first cover, which is insane!


Next is Imagine Dragons new album Evolve and I only listened to it as my brother bought it and my mum has had it on in the car 24/7, if not I would have only listened to Thunder and Believer. My friend originally got me hooked on Thunder and then Riverdale got me hooked on Believer but once I listened to the rest of the album i fell in love. I had never really been a massive fan of imagine dragons, I loved some of their songs before but my friends had never got me to listen to an entire album but I'm glad they did this time.


Now to TV shows, and I mean it wouldn't be a favourites if I didn't mention a tv show and this time it is Degrassi Next Class : Season 4 as it was added to Netflix on the 7th July but I didn't watch it till later on I think. It was another emotional rollercoaster, the same as the other seasons, but the stories that were told were beautiful and I honestly adore all the characters and stories they tell. I would highly recommend as it isn't the same as your typical high school tv drama.

My second and final tv show favourites is one that if you are from england then you will most likely have heard of it and you will either love or hate it, and it is of course Love Island series 3. I was almost forced into watching it and it took me a few episodes to understand what the hell was going on, who was who and what the purpose of it was. However after a week of watching (as it was on every night at 9pm, but not Saturday's) I was very much hooked and was always in front of my tv or laptop at 9pm.

My movies this month of course were mentioned in my last post, but the main ones I have been watching this month has been Before I Fall, The Outsiders, Descendants 2 and Fast and Furious 8.




Not that many favourites this past month but I will make sure there is more for August's favourites! Don't forget I am making the monthly playlists over on my Spotify if you want to check out what I listen to each month - July 2017. Thank you very much for reading and I hope you enjoyed this!
Love Meg x 

Monday, 24 July 2017

My Movie Watch List | Summer 2017

I get so excited when I can share things like this, movies are my favourite things so I LOVE writing these posts. There isn't really a theme for this one, like the last 2 which were Christmas and Halloween. These are just my favourite movies at the moment, on DVD but also in the Cinema as there are some brilliant films out now or are in the process of moving from cinema to dvd.
  • Edge of Seventeen
  • Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
  • Fast and Furious 8
  • The Outsiders
  • Descendants 2 
  • Before I Fall
  • Stand By Me
  • Grown Ups
  • Grown Ups 2
  • War Dogs

When I finally got round to watching this movie I cried so much (if you know me, then you know thats normal for me), but it honestly such an amazing movie. We hadn't had a chick flick like this in so long and I needed one! The last good one I think was the Duff or LOL - which are also both brilliant movies. 

This summer Showcase Cinema is showing Stand By Me again, as in March it was 30 years since it was released in the UK. It has to be one of my favourite movies, especially for this time of year because it is all about friendship. Yes the boys go looking for a dead body, but it shows all the different aspects of friendship and general makes me happy. After I watched it for the first time last year I then understood all the Stand By Me references in Big Bang Theory that Sheldon made to Will Wheaton, as he is one of the boys in the movie along with River Phoenix, Corey Feldman and Jerry O'Connell.

After 6 years my favourite movie series (apart from Marvel) finally brought out a new movie - Dead Man Tell No Tales. After the last one in 2011 I was always hoping there would be another one just so they could redeem themselves as it was honestly awful. Thank goodness but the movie was amazing and made me very happy!!

Grown Ups 1 & 2 are just movies that I can watch whenever, they will always cheer me up if needed and just generally make me smile too. I adore all of the characters and the actors they picked to play them, such as Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock and David Spade. The 4 of them together just work and they make the movies so entertaining.


I hope you enjoyed this post and its great to be back at this after not having a computer for so long! Thank you for reading and I will see you very soon!
Love Megan x 

Friday, 2 June 2017

MCM Comic Con London 2017

Hello everyone, and welcome back - I have been super excited to write this post! I also just want to explain another lack of posts this month, as my mac hasn't been able to turn on since last Monday so I haven't had a computer which sucks as I have been using it to revise but my brother has gone away so has left me his computer to use - which is super lovely of him! It has windows 10 on so I am learning how to use it.... But I am just having a break from revision and work to finally write this post!

So this post is all about MCM Comic Con, that occurred over the weekend that has just gone. I was lucky enough to go to the Sunday of the convention. It started Friday, where a few celebrities went but mainly everyone is setting up the stalls, stages and booths. Saturday is the main day when most people tend to go, it was sold out actually. However I went on the Sunday, it was still busy and by the end some of the shops were discounting everything to try and sell what they bought.

If I am honest I mainly went to Comic Con to see KJ Apa, the actor from Riverdale, however I am so glad I went as it was such a brilliant experience and I felt at home with all these people who love things as much as me or even more! My favourite thing was seeing all the cosplay outfits, some of them were amazing so much effort must have gone into them! I did not dress up, mainly because I had no idea what to go as and I had a photo op with KJ so wanted to look good...

I went to Comic Con with my Dad and brother first of all, but went with my friend Megan too - who I actually met on twitter via The Vamps, and her friend Rachel. We got there round 9:30 but weren't let in till 11, however we arrived at a perfect time as we were quite near the front of the queue so got in straight away and ran to the autograph station to buy our tickets to see KJ.

Sorry about the snapchat caption on this and some of the images, they are from my friends story from the day so I couldn't get rid of it..

The first thing we did was find the autograph area, which was the opposite end of excel to us so we did run. I left my dad and brother and went straight to that area, as they wanted food. We bought the autograph's and headed straight over, I noticed KJ straight away when I saw the ginger hair. On the table next to him was the 2 actors from NCIS: Los Angeles who I had also gone to see. They played the pair Kensi and Deeks. 


We went to find a Costa after this, had a break for food and then headed to our first panel of the day - Rebecca Breeds and Luke Mitchell. They were both from Home and Away, however I knew Rebecca from The Originals (Aurora de Martel) and Pretty Little Liars (Nicole). I knew Luke from Mavel Agents of Shield (Lincoln Campbell) however he was also in the The Tomorrow People (John Young). The panel consisted of people watching asking them questions and the person on stage asking questions and just talking to them about different things.


Next was a panel for the 2 NCIS: Los Angeles actors - Daniela Ruah (Kensi Blye) and Eric Christian Oslen (Marty Deeks). This panel was slightly different as it was just the one man on stage talking to them about different things, very random things actually. They did stray off topic many times and we learnt Daniela had an imaginary friend who was then sat in between them... Yes it got weird but they also talked about the latest season and things that happen - I won't tell you because spoilers!



Now to the main reason I went to Comic Con (oops) but my KJ Apa photograph!! The queue was honestly massive but was worth it, as it did move quite quickly. Once I was in and said 'hey' to KJ I was ready for the photo and he told me to put my chin down, so I did, said goodbye, got my bag and walked to collect my photo. Then it hit me, 'what if I had a double chin?', luckily that did not happen. It was all because of the reflection on my glasses, it happened to my friends too as we all wear them. Rachel had her photo taken 3 times, and Megan twice just because you could see the studio lights in our glasses.

The day ended with us looking around all the stores for a pop vinyl of yoda for my dad before KJ's panel at 4! In this panel it mainly consisted of the audience asking him questions all about Riverdale, himself, his life and the movie he was in - A Dogs Purpose.

Did any of you guys go? Or do you watch Riverdale / NCIS: Los Angeles?

I hope you enjoyed this post, sorry it was delayed but my mac is now hopefully going in to be fixed on saturday so there may or may not be a post next weekend but we shall see! In the mean time you can follow my social media accounts, I changed my @ on twitter so be sure to check out my page at the top. Thank you for reading and I will see you when I see you...
Love Megan x