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Website Review: Shelfari


Ever wanted to have a virtual book shelf, let the people you digitally communicate with know what your reading, what you think about the book and review it. Well I have stumbled on Shelfari, which has probably been out there, proud because it has ALOT of users, for quite some time and I'm a late comer to the literary party, but it still looks pretty awesome and I'm gonna use it.


Its a bit busy, kinda like Amazons interface, there is a lot of information to omit, that's if you want to, on every page theres an option to go to another 10+ so your back button is gonna be overloaded and your history is gonna be chocker with this sites cookies. What I do know about every website i've ever used, you click on the website logo, and your transported to the homepage of said website where you navigate more easily to your preferred digital destination. It would be hard for a non-digital native to use, its not simple enough for people who are slow on the internet. For avid internet users however its a doddle, once you've figured out all the social networking possibilities, its really simple.


  • Create and share a digital inventory of books
  • Rate and review books
  • Recommend books 
  • Search for books based on interest and other search queues, popularity, topical tags, subject and author.
  •   Share books over social networks
  • Connect with other users via groups and editing book reviews


I am going to install the widget on my navigation links, so hopefully you will join me on shelfari, I'd love to know what your reading, so leave a comment on this blog post or more appropriately sign up to it with your amazon account and play around with your favourite books. All this reading talk has me considering purchasing a kindle. 


Being Single: Why It's Important


I'm currently in a very fulfilling relationship, something I dont think I would have found if I took every offer of girlfriend to action and never took time out of relationships to be single. It sounds big headed as such to suggest that someone's always wanted to be with me, but in all honesty, there always has right until I started to think that the only person I deserved to be with was myself, and I meant that in the best possible uplifting sense. I needed the most strictest care of my feelings, the person that knows me the best was me, I took three years to myself after a very heart breaking ordeal within my personal life. I'm the better for it.

The Decision
I had just split up with someone who I was mad for and came out of hospital for PTSD for an attack that happened a few months before that relationship, and needless to say I was fragile, the wind could have blew too hard and I would have broken. Cracks were surfacing.
I logged on to my facebook literally days after coming out of hospital after not being on for the duration of my visit, and had loads of messages from my ex's pub acquaintances asking me out on a date because although they were sorry to see I was single, I was "fit/beautiful/sexy" blah blah blah. Not only was I hoping to get back with the ex, I didn't think anyone was superior enough mentally to deal with my changing emotions, and the psychological shit that was whirring around my noggin. So I carefully let down the chivalrous offers and had some time to licking my wounds.
Three months had gone by and it had been the longest continuous time that had gone where I had not been out with someone, not been on a date, not even had a new number to text, not replied to the facebook chats, not spoke flirtatiously.
It was breath taking, I had totally eradicated something from the list of worries; Love.

When Love Fails, Life Prevails
A couple of months after the break up and recovery, I found myself getting myself slowly back unto my feet, first I got a Christmas temporary job at Dune Shoes which were more than accommodating, and found I had a real happiness in getting a smile from a customer so when the position came to a close I quickly got a job in a call centre full time. I then applied for something I've always wanted to do, I applied for university and was over the moon when I got accepted. I stayed with the company for around 9 month until I went to university, I was at university for another 9 months and during the summer period of year one and two I went back to the old position as a part time employee and then left because it conflicted with my university schedule.

Summer Fling Friend Disaster
During my summer of year 1 and 2 of university, I did something irrevocable to a relationship I held dear, I slept with it. Chris my friend for over 5 years and me had been to the gym together, gym hormones and sweaty bodies lingered around our long sturdy friendship, and turned it a bit sexy. We decided to go out because we were such good friends and if it didn't work out we'd just go back to that, right? WRONG, now in the summer of year 2 and 3, we hardly speak, and he has since deleted me from all platforms of social networking, and you know the hardest thing, even though I don't have any romantic feelings towards it, I miss my once best friend.

Walking on Type Rope without a Safety Net

Chris was my safety net, I thought because he thought I was kick ass as a friend he's surely going to find me as an amazing girlfriend, nope, it just was all wrong. So safety net was removed and I was left, not giving a toss about love, relationships and even sex, to walk the type rope of love alone. All this time single I had a good hard think about what I wanted in a guy, my true romantic type. When I first started talking to my now boyfriend Leigh on facebook, I knew straight away that we got along because we were firing off each other Hydrogen and Oxygen GAS, having a nerdy bender and talking for ages. When he plucked up the courage to ask me out (he told me he was scared) I grabbed at the chance because I liked him a lot already and that was through text and facebook.

So Why The Importance
Being truly deeply and a bit madly single taught me a lot of things about myself. It taught me what I wanted in a partner, what type of person I am, my own likes and dislikes. Where I was in life and where I wanted to end up, my readiness, my goals, my passions, the type of family I'd one day like to create with someone.
Surprisingly it taught me my flaws, like that I'm absolutely dire with money and I impulse buy.
It taught me how to SELF MANAGE my emotions and don't depend on anyone else to make you happy or happier. It made me a little selfish, in a good way, to not compromise my own self-worth for the happiness of someone else, and to realise when something is bad for me.
It taught me the corny bullsh*t, like how to accept myself and love myself in some respects because quoting Ru Paul here "If you don't love yourself, how the in the hell you gonna love somebody else".


Crownbrush Discount Code


Its that time again readers, I get a email from crownbrush every month with a discount code, and its only kind of me that I give you this to release the burden on brushes cost, so here it is.

July's Code is.....

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This will get you 10% off your order, if you follow this >>>>>> LINK<<<<<<<<< it will pre populate in the checkout box. Happy Shopping xxx


Loom band Obsession


I couldn't help it, I bought a loom band kit from TheWorks, you know the basic loom board that has all the pegs on the same board and not able to change them.

I had fun doing the fishtail band

and the infinity band

 but then I tried the three fishtails all in one

And then I knew I needed the loom that that you could take apart and switch around, and the one that has spaces in-between the loom rows.

So I bought one.....

Watch this space


Lush: Its Raining Men

Sugar, ah, honey, honey// You are my candy girl// And you got me wanting you

I love anything with honey, toffee, caramel and vanilla in. I bought Honey I washed The Kids and I love Tigi Bed Head Colour Combat. Vanilla Cupcake and Salted Caramel are my favourite Yankee candles and Herbal Essences even do a shampoo called Bee Strong which I've tried and loved the scent of.
In contract to this, my perfumes are very floral and sweet, so the undertones of warm and smooth against sweet and sharp which fade into a musk is something I've never gotten out of a perfume. So I layer up with products like these to get the exact smell I want.

Lush's Its Raining Men, is perfect because even though its smooth, it last notes are sweet.

It can be used as a shampoo too, and leaves hair very soft.
It lathers up great, and a little really goes a long way, my hair is just past my nipples and £2 coin size of shampoo is all I need. 
I bought the £250 size because I wanna get used to it, but already I'm gonna make a commitment and buy loads because its beautiful and right up my alley.

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5 Things I learnt from Second year at University


WOO HOO!  homer woo hoo

 Here are the life lessons I learnt over my second year of UNI.

1.I am a really good judge of character

In my first year I met a girl who was a bit temperamental, she couldn't decide whether she liked you or not and she was really catty, all the other girls who we lived with sided with her when it come to living arrangements and I later found out from one of the other girls that she later had turned on them and gone a bit bitchy after she split from her boyfriend. I felt like they let her get away with a lot and I wouldn't which is why they sided with her because they didnt want the confrontation, they soon realised that the way she was treating everyone wasn't so kind, and she didnt appreciate it when being collard about it.
In my second year, I moved in with Arianna* and Nina*, Nina started stealing my stuff in which I knew it was her, I confronted her, and asked her if it was her, she flatly refused, Arianna's laptop had disappeared from her old flat with Nina in the first year, at the end of term. Then suddenly on VALENTINES DAY mine went missing as I went to meet up with my boyfriend at the train station, I thought it might have been Nina, "maybe" I thought, "she could have stole Arianna's too" and breached this with Arianna, it was then found that she did steal Arianna's laptop in first year and then proceeded to live with her after. Bit of a Psycho if you ask me.

2.Teachers who like you give you better marks.
I have gotton the best marks from year two from the teachers that I have had the best relationships with, do i think its a coincidence, nope, it was well thought out, the more they enjoy your brain and the workings of your mind, the more likely they will see your work in your angle instead of just words. It still has to be academically written, but the points really make a teacher understand your politics, and if you have teachers who you share the same values (like socialist teachers to socialist students) the more likely they are to see your point as valid, as long as you back it up with reference and counter reference.

3. The closest set of friends you find are the ones usually the most like you

I lurrrveee this photo, but it just screams what I mean in a bit of an ironic sense, all hipsters wanna be sooo individual, and individualism is rife among teens of the internet age, but ultimately in life you will settle with a "clan" that has the same values, life goals and similar upbringings as you.

4.Love has a way of finding you when you least need, expect or want it.
You could be totally settling in to all your tasks and getting everything you need out of your time studying and whoop, circumstances decide to send you a boyfriend when you really dint have it planned at all.

5.Your relationship with your mum changes.

You know how I know I'm my mums favourite child, because I'm an only child. LOL. Your relationship with your mother changes a lot, you learn to live without each other dramatically when you live away from home, and when you get back you don't want to be in most of the time. Her reassuring "make-sure"'s annoy you because you've learnt by now, and you student chore mentality (I only wash the pots I've used) is selfish to the family dynamic. Here go, you eat out, and you communicate through text. My advise, up your hours at work and stay there, and see your mum seldom with money and little presents, she will be thrilled.

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