My Lucky Charms

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Some of you might have a couple of lucky charms that help you through things that you need that little bit of luck on such as exams or performing in front of people, so for this blog post I decided to show you a few of mine, that I can’t do anything scary without.

Gold Band Ring

This is an incredibly plain ring made out of gold, but this ring has quite a bit of sentimental value as it was my Dad’s wedding ring. I have only recently decided to wear it, but now I can’t seem to take it off. Ever since wearing it I feel like things have been on the up for me, so this ring ain’t ever coming off!

Greek Eye Necklace

This necklace has no sentimental value unlike the ring. I bought this in Greece a few summers back and heard that the Greek eye brings you luck. I wore this necklace throughout my GCSEs and I’ve also been wearing it throughout my A-levels. As it is not one of my most prettiest necklaces I don’t tend to wear it that often unless I know I’m going to need all the luck I can get!

Pink Dog Teddy

For my GCSEs and A-levels I’m not actually allowed to take a mascot in, however when I first took an exam at school (it was an internal one so it wasn’t that important!) I was bought this little teddy as a mascot I can’t remember who bought it for me, but it has been either on my desk when I was lower down the school when we had an exam or like now in my bag (don’t tell my friends I bring a teddy to school! It’s only for exams. I promise!). 

An Irish Harp Broach

I was bought this by a relative from my Dad’s side when my Mum got remarried as it is a sign of good luck. These family members are Irish so I tend to trust them when they say when something brings them luck as the Irish are known to be very lucky! I tend to wear this when I’m about to perform in front of someone or in the school orchestra for a concert, I don’t wear it for exams for some reason. I also wear it when I see the family to show them how much I appreciate the broach.

There we have it my lucky charms that get me through the struggles. Some of you might not believe in luck and for some of these items I feel that it is the belief that gets you through rather than the item holding luck, however I am still going to believe that my dog toy does contain luck and I am still going to continue to have it in my bag during exams.

Do you have any lucky charms? Let me know!

~Ciara~

Tapas, Car and the Beach

I like days like today where us girls can go out and chill. Now that I can drive it makes it a bit easier for all of us to go into Bournemouth and look around and just chill. Also it’s quite nice on a day when none of you have an exam just to sort of have some down time and just go out for a meal and have some fun.

 

I think we ordered a little too much food!
  
   We all went out for lunch to a local tapas bar and ate sooooo much food. We all had a starter of bread and then we got to select three tapas. All of this was for under £10 which is incredible value for decent food. I had fried potatoes, pork meatballs and some form of chicken??? It tasted so good and it was just amazing and we are definitely going there again. There’s so much there that I want to try and it all just looks amazing!

  
After we all just looked round Bournemouth for a bit and ended up just sitting on the beach and having a bit of a matter about life and stuff which was great as we were out in the fresh air looking at wonderful views and just having a bit of a chat.

We all got a bit cold (and a bit bored so we all headed back to my car and we went for a drive round Bournemouth looking from view points at the beach.

 

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It was just such a lovely afternoon and I feel like every time we end up going into town we always have a plan and it is just sometimes nice to be slightly spontaneous about it all and just go with whatever is we feel like.

We should do this more often!

What do you like to do on chill days with your friends?

~Ciara~

The Versatile Blogger Award

Today has been a good day. I found out I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. This is my first ever nomination for something like this, so thank you to the wonderful Natalie’s Beauty Base for nominating me! THANK YOU!

There are some rules for the versatile Award

  1. Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  2. Include a link to their blog. That’s also common courtesy – if you can figure out how to do it.
  3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award – you might include a link back to the post on your site announcing their nomination.
  5. Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So here are 7 things about me!

  1. I love musical theatre and wish I could go see a show every night and also I wish I could perform in a musical every night for a year! How amazing would that be
  2. I’m half Irish and I am planning on moving there after I have completed my A levels
  3. I am a very family orientated person and if a family member asked to see me I would make sure I was free and would scrap every plan I have just so I can see them
  4. I binge watch on Netflix ALL THE TIME. IT’S NOT OK AND IT NEEDS TO STOP!
  5. I’m obsessed with the 50s. I listen to music from the 50s and I wish I could dress like them. You know what I wish I was a teenager in the 50s my life would be so much easier!
  6. I love editing my YouTube videos more than actually filming them as I can just sit down and edit and its just more fun really! (self promo) SUBSCRIBE
  7. When I feel in a panic or am angry I go for a drive in my car. I don’t know but something just calms me down when I get in the car!

15 Bloggers I would like to nominate

  1.  Wanderings of a Lost Soul
  2. The Little Owl Blog
  3. Bake Happy
  4. Charismatic Baking
  5. Therapy Tales
  6. Apartment Stori
  7. Free Falling
  8. Catriona…
  9. OBSESSIVE
  10. Ciara Rose
  11. Bethy Beauty
  12. Thoughts in Style
  13. Lipsticks and Law
  14. of life and style
  15. aisybee.

Thank you so much for the nomination and I hope you enjoy reading these blogs as much as I do!

Thank you again

~Ciara~

My Favorite Salad Recipe

During exams I tend to eat quite a few snacks and yes I know its bad, but its so easy to just reach for a one of those cheeky bite size flapjacks, so eating healthy main meals is a MUST during these periods!

I’m one of those people that likes throwing anything in the house into a bowl and being done with it, but I do tend to have some musts that go in to my salads.

Today I decided to go for this:

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  • Lettuce
  • Carrots
  • Peppers
  • Sweetcorn
  • Ham
  • Chicken
  • Raisins
  • Caesar Dressing

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That is basically it! It is such an easy recipe and you can just shove anything in that you like and it also requires no effort!

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What do you like in your salads?

~Ciara~

Sewing

So when I take a break from revising for those dreadful exams, I like to do stuff that relaxes me, as most people would! But something I like to do is sewing. 

Now yes, I am part of girl guides and in guides we get badges and one of my favourite things to do is sew them onto my blanket. I just find it so relaxing and it is just something I enjoy doing.

Sewing on my Blanket
 
I also like to sew in front of the TV as well basically it’s mind numbing and I don’t have to think too much when I do it. Also at the end you get something nice out of it. 

Sewing in front of the TV

I think one of my all time goals with sewing is to make a dress or an item of clothing. Maybe a summer project there?

~Ciara~

Good Luck

I feel like I have neglected the blog this week. That is due to the fact that tomorrow in the UK the retched exam season starts, and typical me I choose the subjects with no course work and so therefore. I have spent the last week cramming everything in. I still don’t feel like any of it is there, but who knows!

So to everyone who is taking an exam either this week or next month, GOOD LUCK!!

I hope you do really well and I will see you soon with another blog post and fingers crossed a new video, considering the fact that I’m going to miss this week!

Good Luck!

 ‘Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and at some point, you will.’ – Venus Williams

~Ciara~

April Favourites | Video

I’ve been watching lots of favourites video and I wanted to give it a go, so for this weeks video I did an April Favourites video.

This video includes Skincare, Makeup, Nail Polish and Shoes!

What are your favourites for April?

Don’t forget to subscribe!

~Ciara~

Happy May 1st

Hello everyone, Happy May 1st!

image-1For some people May marks the very short time before the summer holidays and for others May marks the fact that we have exams, but lets forget about that!

May is definitely that month where Spring becomes Summer and that means a little bit more freedom because of the wonderfulness that is the end of exams and also the 8 weeks of Summer Holidays! I’m quite excited for summer, I kind of wish it could just sort of happen right now!

So this was just a quick little post about how I’m excited for summer and can it just happen now!

Let me know if you are excited for summer and why?

~Ciara~