Monday, 26 January 2015

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

Hi everybody :) 

The past week has been both crazy and amazing at the same time! I’m mid-Uni exams, which are super stressful and a few days ago, I decided to finally start this blog that I’ve been thinking about for ages. 

I’ve always  loved reading blogs and just discovering bloggers who have the same interests as I do, but I was a bit nervous about starting my own. I’m so glad I did though, and I am SO thrilled to have been nominated for the Very Inspirational Blogger by the wonderful Sally White, Eunice Caroline and Expressing El! Check these blogs out – theyre amazing!

So, I was asked to list 7 things about myself. Well, here they are:
1. I'm a University student, studying to become a lawyer
2. I’m a professional makeup artist
2.  I’m absolutely TERRIFIED of birds
4. I love shopping. I know this might sound like a cliché, but seriously, I do. I can't get enough of it.
5. I'm obsessed with sushi – Seriously, I can eat it for every meal and wont get sick of it. Oh, and chocolate too. 
6. My dream is to travel the world (and blog whilst doing it) – I am in love with travelling and experiencing different cultures.
7. Complete and utter animal lover (even though I’m terrified of birds, I still never want them to get hurt)

So the rules... 
1. Thank the person who nominated you and add their link to your blog.
2. List the award rules so your nominees will know what to do.
3. State 7 things about yourself.
4. Nominate 15 other bloggers.
5. Contact your nominees and provide a link to your post.
6. Display the award logo (button) on your blog, whether on your sidebar or about page, or special award page.

My nominees are:
15. Rose Crown 

I can't wait to read all of yours! :)

Lexie Rose May X 

Friday, 23 January 2015

5 Places on my Travel To-Do List

I picked up this travel journal at a little vintage shop in Edinburgh a few months back – and I just simple adore it. It’s got a lined page on the left hand side to write about your trip, and a blank page with a little envelope on the right hand side, to hold little souveniers of the trip, such as tickets or Polaroid pictures – giving you a reason to hold on to any thing you pick up whilst on holiday!

So far, I’ve filled in some of my travels of end-2014, however since it’s still pretty empty, I’ve decided that part of my New Year’s Resolution is going to be to fill up more pages, and in the mean time, knock off some of the places that I’ve been dying to visit. Since I’m on a student budget, I definitely won’t manage to visit some of these places any time soon. But hey, a girl can dream right?

So, here are the 5 places I would LOVE to visit:

New York City: The big apple. The city of dreams. My, oh my. Just the thought of strolling down Fifth Avenue, after a long and successful day shopping, or standing at the top of the Empire State Building with all New York City just below me, gives me butterflies in my stomach.

Amsterdam: This city looks so calm; so serene! I would love to cycle around, see all those beautiful canals, explore all the markets and just take the city in.

Australia: Although this would be a 24-hour trip across the world for me, I’m pretty sure that a visit to Sydney, or a dive in the Great Barrier Reef would make up for the long haul trip!

Thailand: This holiday would be slightly different to the normal city trip, but oh wow, the amazing views and the endless activities are just so inviting. Interacting with tigers, riding elephants, river rafting, zip lining and Thai cooking classes are just a few of the things on my itinerary if I ever had the chance to go!

Greece: After reading a few articles about Greece in the summer, I have been dying to go there and just lay down and soak up the sun! Each of the islands looks so uniquely pretty - Santorini and Mykonos are the first 2 on my list!  

Where else do you recommend visiting?

Lexie Rose May X

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Post-Christmas Blues

Hi everybody :) 

After months wondering about how to start off this blog, I thought what better way to start it off than to speak about the most wonderful time of the year? 

A time filled with laughter, shopping, family get- togethers, food. A time when all the most magnificently over-the-top Christmas jumpers are whipped out, and my Michael Bublè Christmas CD is played on repeat. Mulled wine, present wrapping, tree decorating: All SO exciting.
Hence the horrible recoil effect that occurs when Christmas and New Year pass, and it’s January. And you’re carrying all the extra holiday weight. Suddenly, all that cheery spirit disappears and reality hits. And as you get ready for work, or for school, (or for University exams in my case), after such a beautifully lengthy holiday period, you cant help but remind yourself that the magical time is still a year away. That means that you have to wait one year to wear that new Christmas jumper that you bought in the post-Christmas sale, and it’s another year before the exciting Christmas shopping begins again, and yes, another year before you can peel open those little boxes on the advent calendars, and eat that chocolate a day without feeling guilty.

So as I write my first blog, after a long day sitting at my desk, feeling the least glamorous a girl could feel, this is all I can think about. Why cant it just be Christmas time all year round? Am I the only one feeling such strong Christmas withdrawal symptoms?

Lexie Rose May

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