Monthly Archives: November 2014

Story time! (YAAAAAY!)

Today I wanted to post the start of a story I’ve been working on just to see what you guys think! This is completely fictional and relates back to something I’m quite passionate about, domestic violence. Fair warning, it may be distressing for some people. Enjoy… 🙂

I watched as his hand flew back at an alarming speed and came in for the blow. He struck across my right cheek. I felt the back of his hand knock my brain around inside my skull as I instinctively drew my hand to my face. It was burning hot. “You’re a stupid girl, Arabella. Stupid, stupid girl,” He growled. I could feel the wet sensation of a tear escaping my eye. “I’m sorry,” I sobbed quietly. He didn’t seem to hear as his palm smacked across my head and my ear. “You shouldn’t have done that Arabella. You know not to do that,” He hissed. It’s true. I shouldn’t have done it. It’s always my fault. If I had have just listened to him everything would have been okay. I did this to myself. “It’ll never…happen again. I promise,” I sobbed.
“Damn right it’ll never happen again. You hear me?” He replied.
“Yes.”
“What?”
“Yes!” I whimpered, “I said yes!”
“Good girl. Now come here.”
I rose from the floor and leaned into him. He hugged me tightly, lovingly, and stroked my long brown hair. “It’s okay darling. It’s okay. I’ll forgive you.” He whispered in my ear.  I could feel the tears roll down my burning cheek and drop onto his shirt. My sobs quietened as I calmed down, still locked in his embrace.  “No more talking to him at work okay? I don’t want to have to do this again. Now go and have a shower and get your mascara off before it gets on my shirt. Off you go,” He said gently. He released me from his arms and I nodded before turning away and heading for the bathroom. I stumbled my way down the hall and shut the bathroom door tightly behind me. I turned the shower on and the hot water began to fill the room with steam. I slowly peeled off my clothes and hugged my arms tightly around my body as I began to cry again. My face screwed up into a mass of skin and tears as I stepped into the shower and let the water wash me away. I slowly dropped to my knees and then to the floor of the shower and curled up into the foetal position. I laid there until finally he came to the door and knocked lightly before opening it. “Honey, are you nearly finished?”He asked. I slowly rose to a sitting position and nodded again. He opened the shower door and held a hand out to me. I took it reluctantly.

Let me know in the comments what you think and while you’re there click the follow button! 🙂

My November Favourites!

Today I wanted to do a favourites post! This month has been hectic (hence not posting for a week, oops!) so today I wanted to post about what I’ve really been loving this month from movies to make up!

So for starters, I wanted to talk about some beauty products that have really been exceeding my expectations. About a month and a half ago I was in target and came across a stand full of ‘Chi Chi’ eyeshadows pallettes. Now, I’m not huge on eyeshadow as I usually find that it makes my eyes itchy and watery. However, this pallette called ‘Glamorous Metallics Eye Shadow Pallette’ caught my eye and I instantly fell in love with it. The colour range is amazing and has a colour for every outfit or occasion. The ones that I’ve become completely obsessed with are the gold shades. There’s three that range from a shimmering brown to a brilliant gold that blend so well together. I used these colours for my birthday dinner last month and was pleasantly surprised that I had no irritation to my eyes. I’ve only ever had good experiences with ‘Chi Chi’ and will DEFINITELY be buying more of their products soon.

Next up is also a make up product. I was shopping at priceline last week with one of my best friends and stumbled upon a great brand called ‘essence’. This brand is pretty much the best thing to happen to me in a long time (which is kinda sad when you think about it) and I just wanted to buy it all. But, today is about a lipstick that I bought. It’s called ‘Natural Beauty’ and is in the colour ’07’. It’s a lovely pink shade that really suits my skin tone, which is fairly pale, and it applies so easily it’s absolutely irresistible. And the best bit? It’s only $4.70! So predictably I bought various other products from this brand including an eyebrow pencil, eyeliner pencil and a nail polish. Possibly my favourite brand out there at the moment.

The next thing is actually an album. Now, I’ve always been a fan of Taylor Swift, but her new album ‘1989’ just took my breath away. The songs are SO AMAZING!  Not only have I been listening to it on repeat, I’m pretty sure I know all the lyrics already. My favourite song at the moment is ‘Wildest Dreams’, (which I’ve been listening to on repeat). It’s such a beautiful song and the music is just to die for. I’d certainly recommend this album to anyone. It has something for everyone!

The final thing I wanted to talk about today is ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1’. I won’t spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet but…OH MY GOSH. You know the bit at the end with the person and the other person and that thing happens? Yeah…I know. It’s just WOW. I was left gobsmacked as the end credits started rolling. Now, as a dedicated Hunger Games fan, I knew what would happen. But I didn’t prepare myself for the intensity that Jennifer Lawrence and the other cast brought to the screen, particularly Josh Hutcherson (big shoutout to my future hubby…). There aren’t enough words to describe the feeling of complete shock that I was in at the end of this movie. I also LOVED Jennifer Lawrence’s rendition of ‘The Hanging Tree’ that features in the film. (Another song that I’ve been listening to on repeat) Overall I’d give it a 10/10 and if you haven’t made time to see it yet, I would seriously recommend you reconsider your priorities and GO AND SEE MOCKINGJAY PART 1! Congrats to the cast and producers of the movie and the franchise. Well done!

That’s all my favourites for November. If you enjoyed this post, please leave a comment about your favourite part and click the follow button on the top of the page! I hope you enjoyed reading and have a brilliant day! 🙂 x

Exams aren’t the end of the world.

Tonight I panicked. Tomorrow morning I have my legal exam for unit 2 and I started getting really anxious. Legal is my best subject and yet somehow is the only subject to stress me out to the point of not caring anymore. I want to do well, I feel like I need to do well, otherwise I’ll be letting myself down.

Then a good friend of mine reminded me that this exam, or any exam for that matter, doesn’t define you. A 2 hour test does not define your worth as a person or as a student. What defines you is who you are as a human being and the path you take yourself down in life and the decisions you make along the way. No matter how much you study, you’re never going to reach the point where you can say “I have no regrets about that exam, I did everything perfectly” because it’s not possible. Everyone will doubt themselves at some point.

You just have to remember that next year, in the long run, these exams will mean nothing. Next week these exams will mean nothing and tomorrow night, my legal exam will mean nothing. All it is is a number on a page that is supposed to tell you how good you are. Don’t let that make you who you are. Relax, watch your favourite movie and don’t worry about tomorrow or next week or next year. It’s just a couple of hours at a desk writing information that will have no relevance the next day. Information you’ll most likely forget after cramming the night before the exam. Information that you will never need to know except in exam and SAC situations.

My advice to you is just cruise. Don’t worry about the little things because soon the little things will become tiny things and then they will be invisible. Have a lovely night everybody. :)🎉📝 x

There are some horrible people on this planet.

I was scrolling through my facebook today as I was supposed to be cleaning my room (and got distracted…oops) and came across a story that made me question humanity.

WARNING: THIS MAY DISTRESS SOME PEOPLE.

Someone had posted in a community group for buying and selling things that she was looking for any information that anyone had about who had cut off her cat’s leg and tail and left it for dead. Now I apologise if this distresses some people as I know it distressed me. The cat is still alive and has been to the vet might I add and will be okay. I just thought I needed to get this story out there. This poor woman had found her cat left on the street to die a horrible death. What kind of people would do that to this poor, defenseless cat? What could they possibly gain from doing this?

From this story I concluded that there are A LOT of terrible people in this world. I also wanted to add that I’m ashamed to live in the proximity of the town that this happened in. What has the world come to where this is seen as okay by so many? I just don’t know.

Why are year 11 exam conditions different from year 12?


Okay so today I sat my first exam for year 11 Semester 2 and it got me thinking. Why are they so different from the year 12 exams even though their only reason is to ‘prepare us for year 12’? Seriously, someone’s phone was going off and another person actually got a skype call and yet the supervising teacher did nothing! I couldn’t believe it! In theory, that person should have been in big trouble but apparently not…anyway, I sat the exam and I think I did well which is good but the annoying thing was that I finished 15 minutes early and I couldn’t leave which is another inconsistency with the year 12 exams as I sat two year 12 exams (for further unit 3 and 4) a few weeks ago and I could leave when I wanted! But in year 11, you can’t leave until the allocated time is up. WHY?!? Aside from the exam I also spent the day with my best friends and watched youtubers (big shoutout to Zoella and Pointlessblog) at school in the photography room. Today was a good day! Hope everyone else is having a good day! Stay tuned… 🙂 x

My First Blog Post!

Hello everybody! Welcome to my blog! Here you’ll find heaps of cool stuff in time to come as I write and post more. I’m new to blogging so bare with me as i learn. Pretty much, I love sewing, painting and spending time with my adorable trio of guinea pigs! I’ve just started my year 11 exams and next week I’m OFFICIALLY a year 12! How scary! So over the next week I’ll be posting heaps about tips for exams and how to de-stress in stressful situations. Stay tuned… 🙂 x