What To Do All Summer

For us Brits the summer holidays are about half way through and elsewhere in the world people have been off school for weeks. Weeks off school sound great (just think of all the lie ins) but all that free time can get boring. It is getting to that point in the holiday where it can be hard to think of things to do to fill up all the time so I thought I’d suggest a few free or very cheap ideas.

Have a picnic

Having a picnic is a cute, cheap idea. Arrange to meet up with friends and tell everyone to bring one piece of food each – soon enough you’ll have a whole picnic spread for next to nothing!

Go for a walk

Going for a walk is a great way to explore your local area as well as being a fab way to get exercise. I personally love going walking in my local park as I’m a fan of walking in nature but you could also go for a walk in a more urban place; go and explore your city!

Go to the cinema

Going to the cinema has been a classic meet up idea for decades and nothing can compare to watching a film with your friends on the big screen. Cinema tickets, if you get offers, can be cheap or alternatively you could set up your own ‘cinema’ at home. Choose a movie, invite your friends round, buy a couple of bags of popcorn and you’re sorted!

Visit another town

There’s often hidden gems mere miles from where we live which we spend our lives unaware of. Research into beautiful places in and around your local towns and cities – you’ll be surprised by what you find; there’s a treasure trove of beautiful places to discover out there.

What’s your favourite thing to do in the summer? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x

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How To Stay Positive Through Failure

‘Failure is a bruise, not a tattoo’

As some of you may know, today is AS and A Level results day here in the UK and for many people that can be a very stressful time. Teenagers (like me) across the country have been working hard for these results throughout Year 12 and 13 and the day has finally come where we find out what we’ve got. Of course, sometimes we don’t achieve what we hoped and at the time it can be soul destroying, but I’m here to say why failing is not the end of the world.

Although it may feel like it, these exams are not the be all and end all. If you don’t get what you need to get into your course there are always other ways round it – can you choose another course or resit the exams? Don’t immediately jump to the worst conclusion and assume that was your only chance, there is often a chance to try again.

In the long term people honestly won’t care whether you got all A*s at A Level – what they’re going to care about is your work ethic and how you learn from different scenarios. Working on improving yourself after failure shows immense strength of character and potential employers will recognise that. Go out and see if there are other ways of getting into your field of work that doesn’t require A Level results, could you do an apprenticeship or get a job? Do not give up.

Always remember that you are worth more than an A grade. You are worth more than any results. You are worth more than failure. Failure does not define you, you define you. Don’t let this small hiccup hold you back because you are worth so much more than giving up.

If you ever need to talk about anything, feel free to contact me. Don’t suffer alone.

Love Chloe x

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Tea Party Cakes

It’s no secret that I’m a terrible cook – I can hardly make toast and I once burnt chocolate whilst trying to melt it. However, I’m determined to learn and I thought I’d take you guys along on the journey. I’m starting a new section on my blog called ‘Cooking With Chloe’ where I will show you my culinary creations (oh lord, honestly this could turn out a disaster). I thought I’d start out with something I know I’m pretty good at – decorating cakes (although I’m using packet cake mixture because I’m not that good yet…plus it’s very yummy!). For a tea party cute little cakes are a must and these adorable tea cup(cakes) and flower pot fairy cakes are perfect, read on for instructions on how to make them.

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Pocket Sized Perfume

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When going on holiday you don’t want to be lugging giant perfume bottles around. Firstly, there’s the risk of the glass bottles cracking whilst you’re travelling (which is always going to be devastating isn’t it?) and they also take up precious space in your case. Continue reading

Why It’s Important To Treat Yourself

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You are a very important person and making sure that you’re well looked after should be the number one priority in your life. Everyone needs a little treating every now and then, here’s why it’s important. Continue reading

For The Love Of Lingerie

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Lingerie has become a large part of my life as I not only have a big passion for it, I also want to pursue a career in designing it. I believe that confidence is definitely boosted by a beautiful underwear set and style starts from what’s closest to the skin. This post is going to focus on how to find the perfect underwear for you and why I think investing in underwear is important.

It may come as a surprise that the majority of women in the UK are wearing the wrong bra size, we need to remember that our bodies are constantly growing and changing and your bra size from three years ago probably isn’t your bra size now. Many women find it uncomfortable to go get measured in a shop so here’s a lifesaving explanation on how to find out your bra size from the comfort of your own house.

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  1. Take a measuring tape and wrap it around your ribs, just under your boobs. Make a note of this measurement in inches and add 5. This is the ‘number part’ of your bra size, so if this measurement was 29 inches, for instance, you’d add 5 to get 34. If you’re between sizes (say you got 31 inches for example) always size up, you can use the adjustable hooks on the back of the bra to tailor it to fit you.
  2. To work out your cup size you need to measure around your boobs; run the measuring tape around the fullest part of your breasts and make a note of this measurement. Work out the difference between the number you got before and this measurement, if the difference is 1 inches you’re an A cup, if it’s 2 inches you’re a B and so on.

There, wasn’t that easy?

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So, why do I think lingerie is so important? Lingerie empowers us. It makes us feel sexy, beautiful and powerful (and also a bit naughty as no one else knows the true extent of its beauty but us!). The delicacy and intricacy of lingerie excites me and I think nothing compares to going lingerie shopping. You won’t ever see me leaving a lingerie shop without a big smile on my face!

Try it for a week – wear gorgeous matching underwear sets everyday for an entire week and I promise you you’ll feel more confident and happy. You get an instant boost by putting them on, looking in the mirror and thinking ‘damn, I look good’ and that feeling continues throughout the day.

Lingerie isn’t just there to keep you modest, nor is it just for the enjoyment of your partner, lingerie is there for you. Making yourself feel happy and confident should be your main priority and I think investing in good underwear is the best way to do that.

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Products included in this post:

Black bra – here // Black knickers – here // Turquoise bra – can’t link, sorry 😦 // Pink bra – here // Pink knickers – here

Do you agree with me? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x

What Not To Wear To A Festival

This post was originally going to be called ‘what to wear to a festival’ but after attending Penn Fest and practically drowning in mud I had to admit my mistakes and decided to warn you all not to follow in my footsteps!

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1. Don’t wear white shoes!

Okay, yes this should have been an obvious one, but as you all saw in my shoe collection video over on YouTube (here) I’m not really a trainer sort of person so white converse was all I had to work with. I say white, now they’re so caked in mud I doubt they’ll ever be able to be called that again…

2. Wear wellies!

If there’s even the slightest bit of rain you’re practically guaranteed to be drowning in mud. By the end of the night we were basically swimming around the field as we trekked through mud that was at least 3 inches deep. Wearing wellies would have made my life a lot easier I assure you. There are actually some very fashionable ones that you can get (examples here and here).

3. Don’t wear shorts!

If you can, try and stay clear of shorts. I don’t even want to think about what my legs looked like at the end of the night, I don’t think I’d ever seen legs so covered in mud! That definitely could have been avoided by wearing trousers and keeping my legs protected.

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I did do some things right! I definitely recommend wearing a poncho, I wore a cheap one (the type you can get from practically any theme park) but you can get more stylish ones; Boohoo even offer them (here)! There were also some girls wearing transparent macs (like this), I thought these looked gorgeous, the more stylish alternative to a poncho. The poncho kept me dry and also protected me if I fell over in the mud (which thankfully I managed not to do).

I’d also recommend bringing your things in a backpack as it’s much easier to carry round than a handbag, you don’t want to be in a large crowd whilst lugging around a handbag.

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What I’m wearing:

Top – here / Shorts – here / Shoes – here

Are you guys attending any festivals this year? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x