Tuesday, 29 March 2016

F.A.O: My Hometown Friends

Hey everyone, long time no see.
(Apologies in advance for the terrible throwback pictures)

You know, it has been quite a while since I came back to the seaside long enough to hang out with my old friends. I'm sure some of you barely remember me, and some of you have sweet distant memories of me. Isn't she that girl who's mildly hilarious and lives in the traitor county? (Yes, that's me. Nice to re-meet you.) But in seriousness, it's probably nearly three years since I spent some real time with you. And I wanted to let you know I'm still here, surviving. Whats new with me? Not a lot. Same old Chlo, just in a different town, surrounded by different people and I pay bills. And of course I live with my boyfriend Jon who some of you haven't actually met yet! 

L2R: Me & Laura crying and being ambulances, a normal crowd at The Snack Shack, Highfield Prom w/ the queens, Christmas Eve Eve ft 12-yr-old Chlo passport, Dave Shep's leaving do, the one and only Doo, Belle Vue full-timers, Si & K8 with an 8, me - Mikkala - and the adorable entity that is: Meggie Cooper.
I've had some really good friends, and some really bad friends, in the majority of my life living in Blackpool. Don't get me wrong, I've long forgot about the bad people and since got some pretty amazing friends. But I can't help but miss those times. The house parties. The lock-ins. The spontaneous days out, and nights out. The life changing chats. The 'Chlo' moments you've all had to witness as punishment of being my friend. (Soz!)

This was a familiar sight for some of you. Drunk and sleepy Chlo... just having a nap on a chair / in a bath.
We're all getting older, wiser and more mature - debatable. Some of us are even starting families and stuff. Isn't that terrifying? I've always thought of myself as being a good friend, so I'm not gonna let a little thing like 69.6 miles worth of land separating us change that! How are you all doing, and how much life have I missed out on? I shouldn't have to tag anyone in this, 'cause you should know who you are. And don't be afraid to pop up on facey-b, because chances are you're absolutely right that this post is directed at you! If any of you are free around any of these dates, let me know, so we can hang out and do things and stuff. And things. 

Mon 25th April - Sun 1st May
Mon 2nd May - Sun 8th May
Mon 6th Jun - Thurs 9th Jun

L2R: Last day at Highfield, Jord!, Laura's 18th ft Stisher holding up her boobs, Halloween cat trend, (Yes I accidentally used that snack shack picture again - sue me), vive la Becky Brown, Michael Jackson's funeral, THAT night at Sean's, and just being a cat with Pez.
I miss you guys. If I can avoid adult life for just a little bit longer, that'd be great, and I'm sure you'd be a REAL big help! I miss you. Damn it I said it again. 

And YOU should know who YOU are. Doo. Tache Royalty. Skittles (This is a REAL throwback), Snack shack. EPT. Blue Room Open Mic. Nokis. 

And EVEN, Billy. But only sometimes

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Festive Favourites 2015: The Holiday

The Plot
So this film isn't your average santa-filled christmas miracle sort of film, but it is set around christmas time. It starts off with the failing relationship, a slamming door and an angry google search looking for a winter vacation from the successful businesswoman Amanda Woods (Cameron Diaz). She comes across a home exchange website and sees this beautiful idyllic cottage belonging to Iris Simpkins (Kate Winslet)... who just so happens to be having her own failing relationship crisis. Perfect. The two decide to swap houses - and lives - for two weeks. They meet each others friends and families and they both become very comfortable where they are.

I don't want to ruin it for anyone who hasn't watched it, but lets just say there are little red herrings and twists and turns in the storyline, but it really is a lovely film to snuggle up on the sofa and watch... and lets be honest, Jude Law. No more words are needed. Jack Black is in it too, and this film is NOT a comedy... that is intriguing on its own!

The Best Bits

**Beware, ONE hidden text spoiler**

- Jude Law.
- Drunken Cameron Diaz throwing some shapes to Mr. Brightside by The Killers. It's my youth.
- Heartwarming moments involving the elderly, and how us Brits are real softies for helping them.
- The absolutely gorgeous Rosehill Cottage. It is my dream!
- Jude Law being Mr. Napkinhead, and consequently, the best dad ever.
- Jack Black just being Jack Black.
- Did I mention Rosehill Cottage?

Festive Rating

I'd give this film a solid 5 out of 10 Santa Clause hats. Because it's not really that festive, it's just an absolutely lovely and cosy film.

Amanda and Graham... oh Cameron Diaz, how lucky you are to be millimetres from his beautiful face.

Iris and Myles. It blows my mind that Jack Black isn't super goofy in this! But he does play the Star Wars Theme on piano, just to bring you back down to earth...

Rosehill Cottage... aka... the absolute perfect dream house.

Sophie, Graham, Amanda and Olivia tucked up in their den. 'The Three Musketeers'!

Sunday, 6 September 2015

A BEAUTYful Little Surprise | Beauty Haul

Hello my loves! I hope you're all doing well. It's been a little while now since my family came to visit me, and my mum got me a cute little makeup/travel bag with some little beauty essentials in it, so I just thought I'd show you through some of my favourites!

So here's a little overview of everything inside. The things I didn't take close-up pictures of, are the scope mouthwash (because you all know what mouthwash looks like!), a little teeny bar of hand soap, a Merlot Skincare Moisturiser, and some Bvlgari cotton pads. Lovely additions to a little beauty package! The bag itself is a Clinique make-up bag and I absolutely LOVE the print on it - so light and colourful - and the perfect size for travelling. 

 So inside the Clinique makeup bag are three little bits of Clinique makeup. There's a little tiny Clinique Lash Doubling mascara which I've yet to try, but have heard fab things about.  The blusher is in shade A5 'Sunset Glow' which is a darker pink than what I'd normally wear but it will look nice in Winter when my pale skin really comes out. The lipstick is in the shade 74 'A Different Grape' and it goes on like a DREAM. Its very moisturising - I'd have taken a picture but my lips (and upper lip!) aren't too beautiful looking at the moment, so I hope the swatches will do!  

Now this product is my absolute favourite, and I've since decided to stock up on the full size. As you can see I've used a fair amount of it, but the Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover is to die for. When I wear a full face of make-up, I have light coverage on my skin and usually pile it on my eyes - and honestly, this takes off all my eye makeup in two swipes with a cotton pad! It leaves my eyes feeling super soft and I just love it. Step aside, Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish because Clinique is taking over!

And lastly, I was given a trusty Chocolate Montagne Jeunesse face mask - I've loved these ever since I was younger, and they were a staple at any sleepover. They always left my skin feeling nice and soft so they're a lovely little addition. I've always seen Mum have Bvlgari products in her bathroom, and I've since learnt that some of their skin products are discontinued?! (Say it isn't so!) because this Bvlgari body lotion smells absolutely divine. It's lightly scented of a cream/milk with a really soft floral scent that I can't quite work out! And a product I'm yet to try is the Bvlgari Bath Tea Bag. But if it smells anything like the body lotion, then I'm in for some pretty sweet smelling bath time later!

So I hope you liked this little post, if theres any products you think I should do a full critique on, tweet me or leave me a little comment. Thank you mum for the lovely present!