29 September 2014

Team Stefan or Damon?: The Vampire Diaries

I really don't know why I didn't write this post first in my little recommendation series because out of every show it has to be my number one favourite and a very big and unhealthy obsession of mine! So yes today I'm going to talk to you about the very popular show, The Vampire Diaries. By the end of this post I hope to persuade you to head on over to Netflix and basically get just as addicted as I was to watching the show, good luck and I hope you enjoy this post!


The Vampire Diaries is an American supernatural drama television series based on the same named book series written by L.J Smith. The show aired on September 10th 2009. It has recently just finished it's fifth series and will be back with its sixth later this year.


The Vampire Diaries is set in the town of Mystic falls, Virgina a place with a lot of supernatural history. The series follows the life of teenage Elena Gilbert (Nina Dobrev) who finds herself falling in love with vampire Stefan Salvatore (Paul Wesley). This becomes slightly complicated when Stefan's older brother damon Salvatore (Ian Somerhalder) comes back to town. There is a constant love triangle between the three as Elena resembles a former love interest of the brothers, Katherine Pierce (Nina Dobrev). As well as vampires, Mystic Falls plays host to werewolves, witches, ghosts, originals and hybrids. There is also a spin of show called The Originals based on the first original vampires, it is definitely worth watching and contains a lot more action rather then a romance theme that The Vampire Diaries has.  

You might be thinking The Vampire Diaries is similar to the film Twilight which I was also a fan of but believe be it is way more interesting and so much more to it! I kindly received a four seasons box set of my sister for my birthday back in February, it took me a lot longer then usual to get through it all as well as season five and season one of The Originals because my mum thought she'd join in on watching it with me (she's also very obsessed).


My favourite thing about this show is the characters within it, their personality and role in the show. Like before I will let you know who my favourites are. In answer to my title I am of course TEAM DAMON I mean how could you not be? Luckily my mum is also team Damon so there's no arguing there. He has such a daring attitude and although he may come across as heartless he occasionally shows his soft side. Quite a few times I find myself laughing at the things he says, I just adore his character so much and if you're all caught up with The Vampire Diaries you will understand how annoyed I am right now! Next we have Caroline Forbes (Candice Accola) and at first I did find her annoying but I learned to love her and her caring personality. Lastly we have the original vampires Elijah Mikaelson (Daniel Gillies), Rebekah Mikaelson (Calire Holt) and Niklaus Mikaelson (Joseph Morgan). These three come close favourites to Damon. At first you fear them but I am in love with them now and although they don't appear in The Vampire Diaries much after season four, they do have their own spin off show called The Originals which I also recommend watching! The plots in this show are interesting but in my opinion I think it's the characters that make the show worth watching.

Who is your favourite character from TVD? How excited are you for season 6?


20 September 2014

I've Missed You Autumn

We're already three weeks into September at that means it's finally autumn, my favourite time of the year. I've seen quite a few different autumn posts within the past few weeks and I've loved reading every one of them so it has gotten me inspired to write my very own autumn themed post. I'll be letting you know what I'm looking forward to most in this new season.

1.   A new season means buying new clothes and as I love shopping this as to be one of the things I look forward to the most! I prefer dressing for colder months, layering up, wearing a pair of boots and a cosy scarf. I've been doing a lot of online window shopping to see what staple pieces I need to grab this season. As I've had my eye on a few things I might do a clothing wishlist post soon!

2.   I can only drink hot drinks when it's cold out and that'll start to happen in no time which means I can start making hot chocolates in my favourite disney mug, topped with whipped cream and sprinkles.

3.   Since last autumn I have gotten a lot more into makeup and I think that this time around I might try to brave the famous "berry lip". However I do tend to stick to my more safe and subtle nude or pink lips, so I'll let you know how I do with that.  If you could suggest your favourite berry/dark purple lip colours in the comments that would be so helpful! 

4.   The final installment to the Hobbit and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 will be released later this year and I really cannot contain my excitement. I love both of these movies way too much, I think I might just have to read the Mockingjay book once more before I watch the movie.

5.   The Vampire Diaries season 6 and The Originals season 2 will also be back on soon and myself and my mum are both very excited for this! I've written up a post on TVD which will be up soon. Also the Pretty Little Liars took a mid season break but I'm sure that'll be back on next month too (you can check out a post on PLL I wrote here). I know, I am way too obsessed with t.v shows and perhaps I should socialise in the real world more but I just can't help it.

6.   I have never really celebrated Halloween properly but I still love it! I love watching Halloween themed films such as Halloween Town or Hocus Pocus also horror films are one of my favourite types and they're even better to watch around this time.  

This is all I could think of for now as some of my other reasons are more for the winter months so perhaps they'll be a similar post up in December. I'd love to know what you're looking forward to this autumn, leave your comments down below!


13 September 2014

A Day Trip To London

(I just want to say sorry for not posting all of this week, I went back to school and had so much on. I definitely need to get more organised and hopefully things will go back to normal from next week!)

As part of my reward for good GCSE results I headed over to London for a day trip with my family on the weekend of getting my results. I visit London quite often so I've been lucky enough to go to many places within London and experience what this city has to offer. However I hadn't been in so long and this time we decided to go places we had never visited before including Harrods, which to me felt more like a Gallery as the building and interior was so amazing, there were things in the store I had never seen before and pretty much everything was out of my price range and I felt that if I were to touch anything I would break it in someway. I also visited Buckingham Palace which was quite a beautiful area. We also walked around Trafalgar Square, had lunch in Leicester Square and had a little look around Covent Garden, all places I have been before and would recommend visiting. Lucky for us the weather was great which made the day even better. I thought I'd share with you a few photos I snapped whilst I was there so I hope you enjoy!

What are you favourite areas of London?


5 September 2014

The Liebster Award

Thank you to Misha from Carpe Noctems for The Liebster Award nomination!


  • Post 11 facts about you 
  • Answer the 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you
  • Nominate blogs with under 200 followers on Bloglovin
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees to answer
  • Link your nominees to your post
  • Let your nominees know they've been tagged

11 Facts About Me

  1. I broke my right wrist when I was 13, simply from tripping over nothing, I had to wear a cast all summer and I'm also right handed so that was not fun at all!
  2. I may just be a tad obsessed with owls, can you tell?
  3. I love Mexican food!
  4. I hate the watermelon fruit but I like products which smell or test like watermelon such as sweets or even shampoos (I mean the smell), weird right?
  5. I've watched 22 series of t.v shows within the past few years, there's probably more but I cant remember
  6. Horror films are one of my favourite types of films!
  7. Shopping is the only thing that will make me happy when I'm sad
  8. I really hate the town that I live in and I'm so excited until I can finally move after I finish school (2 more years)
  9. Out of all the hobbies I've taken on in my life, swimming and trampolining were both my favourites
  10. I am obsessed with siberian husky dogs, although I've never owned a dog before
  11. My favourite colour is blue

Carpe-Noctems Questions

Q: What's your favourite film?
A: All the Toy Story films and the Harry Potter films, Prisoner of Azkaban, Goblet of Fire and Deathly Hallows Part 2 in particular 

Q: Have you seen any bands live? If yes, who?
A: No I haven't although I've seen a group, Little Mix

Q: What is your current desktop picture?
A: I share a laptop with my family at the moment so it's just a simple landscape background

Q: What's the last song you listened to?
A: Microphone by Coconut Records

Q: If you could erase any embarrassing experience from the past, what would it be?
A: I don't think I would because when ever I look back at some things they make me laugh and smile and make for good stories to tell people if they need cheering up.

Q: What is your favourite milkshake flavour?
A: Banana

Q: Do you support any teams?
A: No, I get too bored watching sports

Q: What's your dream job?
A: To work for a fashion magazine!

Q: Do you like baking?
A: Yes, although I can only bake basic things

Q: Can you do any other accents other than your own?
A: Australian and a tiny bit of Irish

Q: What song are you obsessed with listening to at the moment?
A: Troy Sivan- Happy Little Pill

My 11 Questions

  1. What is your favourite TV series?
  2. Where would you like to live in the world?
  3. Have you ever met anyone famous, if so who?
  4. What is your current favourite song?
  5. What season do you love dressing for?
  6. What do you love most about blogging?
  7. Who are you current top 3 favourite bloggers?
  8. What's your favourite drugstore/high end makeup brand?
  9. What is your favourite clothing store?
  10. One goal you'd like to achieve before the end of this year (2014)?
  11. What is your favourite quote?

My Nominations


3 September 2014

Back To School: School Supplies

I'm sorry that I have to mention school but one good thing that comes out of it is buying new stationary. I've realsied that I am not the only one who is obsessed with stationary but I can understand why so many people are! I go back to school on the 8th of September but I know a lot of people might already be back. Either way I thought it would be nice to share with you a few bits and pieces I've bought for those of you who have still yet to buy some supplies or those of you who can't help but just buy more. Most of these things were bought from Wilkinson as they have the cutest designs and at such great prices and usually have some sort of 3 for 2 offer on!

I love this little range they have in Wilkinson at the moment, this is just a file organiser as I often get a lot of loose sheets which I like to have nicely packed away just in case I may need them again

Also from Wilkinson are three individual files but these I will actually be taking to school.

I bought some highlighters and a pink pen from Wilkinson as I've found them to be really useful whilst dong my GCSEs, These Bic pens were from Asda and they're ones which I have repurchased every school year and last me for that whole school year too!

I bought this cute little organiser form Wilkinson as it will help me to stay organised with school work, my blog and anything else I have planned.

This little macaroon pencil case is actually a makeup bag from Primark but I like it better as a pencil case. 

Index cards are always useful and these are from Wilkinson. They also have refill packs which I also picked up.

I think this might just be my favourite purchase. Both from Primark is this owl makeup case and owl purse, such a convenient size to fit in my school bag. Also it's owls and floral patterns and just so cute.

(p.s I know this sort of post is a little late but I have two more back to school post that I want to share at some point)