Monday, 30 August 2010
If you've never heard of Katie Piper, she was an upcoming presenter and model when she met her cage fighter boyfriend Danny (pretty sure that was his name) through Facebook. Everything seemed fine at first, but after a few weeks of dating warning signs started to appear, as he became increasingly controlling and obsessive. She didn't fancy sex one night as they'd both been out and she was tired, so rather than accept it like any normal human being, he subjected her to a horrific rape and beating which was so violent she said she didn't think she'd make it out alive.
Afraid to leave her apartment, he bombarded her with messages demanding they meet up,that he was really sorry and only wanted to talk to her. Katie agreed to meet him in public when only a few steps out of her street sulphuric acid was thrown directly into her face. Danny had actually convinced one of his low life mates to wait outside her apartment until she appeared. Obviously, this caused a lot of scarring and ruined her chances of presenting ever again.
She decided to speak out about her ordeal through a documentary which I spent most of the time sobbing through. I've watched it 6 times and can't help but cry, but there's a lot more to her than just surviving this ordeal which makes her so likable because she has a fab personality which is completely addicting.
From the first minute of the documentary Katie is bubbly, fun and totally charismatic. I was hooked on her personality :) she looked on the bright side of things and made jokes about situations that would otherwise be really bleak. Also I loved how glamorous she was, you never seen a hair out of place, her clothes were all fab and she had an amazing figure I'd kill for. To me, she proves that if you're beautiful on the inside and you make the most of yourself, people will be attracted to you no matter your outer appearance. Having said this, when she applied makeup for the first time as she was heading out to a party she still looked lovely.
Another reason she's such an inspiration is that she took this bad experience and made it into something extremely positive by launching the Katie Piper Foundation. Please, please check it out :).
The link to the Katie Piper Foundation website is here.
Saturday, 28 August 2010
I love stories written in a first person; it's so much more effective (I think) at catching the perspectives of a character. Jim Thompson is AMAZING at this, especially 'Savage Night'. All the characters are bleak, cynical and so interesting. It's fairly violent and quite disturbing at times (potential rape scenes, violence against vulnerable women etc... urgh) but it's done in such a way that I couldn't help turning the pages. It's by far the best I've read of his works so far and he's generally a great pulp writer. It's fairly short as well so really worth checking out! I hope you do :) xxx
Friday, 27 August 2010
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Monday, 23 August 2010
Also I just wanted to mention thanks so much for all the lovely support I'm receiving on my blog. I really want to figure out how to get notifications on new 'followers' so I can message to say thank you, but I can't get it to work :(. So in the mean time, I'll say thanks now :). Also, if you have a blog and I'm not already following you, let me know so I can check it out. Same goes with comments, some of you lovely girls leave such nice things which really makes blogging worth while. I'm really sorry if I don't reply to some of them though because I don't get notifications for these either so I have to open up each blog post to check.
Thanks in advance if anyone can help me out with brushes!
Day 9 of the 30 day challenge is to update with a photo I've taken, so here it is:
This is my sister, Brogan, who I love to bits. We're suuuper close, probably because we shared a room for years and we have the exact same sense of humour :).
A few months back, she was ready to go out clubbing with her college friends when we decided to quickly get a photo. It didn't really work out though, as every time I tried to take it we'd end up bursting out laughing in eachothers faces. We must have had compulsive giggles over nothing for a good twenty minutes before finally giving up.
Anyway, I uploaded the photos off my camera one day and fell in love with this one. Since she's halfway through mid laugh this photo really captures her personality, which (to me) is a lot nicer than the typical standing-awkwardly-feeling-like-a-prat poses I'm so good at.
(BTW on a side note, I'm loving reading all these 30 day challenge posts on other peoples' blogs. They're fab and it really feels like I actually know them in real life which I don't think you get with other tags )
Hope you're all having a fab day with lots of nice sunshine :).
My parents texted when I was walking Molly to tell me they're currently on a beach in the Mediterranean basking in the sun. MUST BE NICE! haha.
Saturday, 21 August 2010
2. Name 3 things that are physically close to you.
My black notebook, face moisturizer and my mobile
3. What's the weather like right now?
4. Do you drive? If so have you crashed?
I still learning to drive - thankfully I've never crashed my instructors car... touch wood haha :)
6. When was the last time you showered?
Just now :) I can't go a day or I feel so gross its unreal haha
A thriller 'Along came a spider' with my boyfriend; it was quite good and had a mad twist at the end.
8. What does your last text message say?
"Ok thanks. It wasn't great like and a complete surprise to me. He just got back from Zante"
Just the one that comes with the mobile
Spain and Amsterdam
Amsterdam was really pretty :) here's a photo above.
Never tried it, but I really want to
Usually Asda, it's always got good deals on
13. Have you ever taken medication to help you fall asleep faster?
One sister and one brother (my sisters in the photo above with Smudge)
I have a laptop which is really naff, so I just bought a fab computer :). I can't work out how to put the internet on it though haha
I have both but I usually wear contacts
A few highlights every now and then when I can afford it haha. I'm getting it done on Friday (thank god) it's been months and months. I've had trims and put colour on in the house but it's never as nice as getting proper highlights.
Shopping and then a few drinks at my mates house. I fancy getting these boots:
I can't remember probably at a program or something knowing me haha.
21. What is your perfect pizza topping?
Pineapple, olives, tomato and extra cheese
I love cheese - it makes everything taste better so I'll have to go with cheeseburger :)
Rarely, they make me feel like I'm dying haha
24. What is your eye color?
25. Can you taste the difference between Pepsi and Coke?
Thursday, 19 August 2010
(I'm using my new camera so bear with me until I get used to using it haha.)
I fell in love with this necklace - how cute?! It was only £2 as well so I'm really chuffed with it :).
I also picked up a pair of flat boots for the upcoming winter weather for only £15. They're a lot nicer in real life than in the photo, and they have really cute fur lining inside at the top. I've seen a few girls wearing them with cute socks poking through at the top, so I might get some of them to go with these boots, although I have no idea what colour or style yet haha.
I also decided to try out the new leggings which were 2 for £5. I wore a pair today - all I can say is thank god I always wear dresses with them otherwise everyone would have been exposed to a sexy butt crack all day long haha. They seem naff quality but hey what can you expect at £2.50 a pop :').
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
I went into Argos and bought this beauty:It's 14MP and £69.99 which is really good. I used to just use my mobile for taking photos when I was out and about, but it broke and the camera on my new phone is proper naff :( so even though this was pretty indulgent I will at least use it quite a bit. I also bought this beautiful piece of jewellery from Warren James for £57 from £114 so I'll take a photo of it once I get the hang of my camera for sure.
I don't usually spend that much money on Jewellery but I keep buying high street and then it goes really rusty after one use :(. So I thought from now on for special occasions I'll buy real jewellery which is likely to last a lot longer (I hope!). The necklace is 9ct and covered in crystals - I can't wait to wear it! My parents are giving me it at Christmas or my birthday which is quite a while away but I don't mind one bit. I could easily afford to buy it now for myself but when you wait for something (and someone else you love buys it for you) it's more special than just buying it yourself and wearing it straight away. I'll take a sneaky picture first though before I hand it over ;).
I also went out for a meal and nearly had a sugar over dose on the cookie dough cheesecake dessert. I literally couldn't finish it even though it was a little piece haha (this is unheard of for me when it comes to a dessert!) and even though it probably has a million calories it was worth it.
Day 3 of the thirty day challenge is to write about my favourite TV show. It has to be Peep Show - it's absolutely hilarious. I can literally cry at laughter through some of the episodes. I love watching things that make me laugh - it always puts me in a great mood. If you've never seen it Wikipedia sums it up well:
"Peep Show follows the lives of two men in their late twenties and early thirties, Mark Corrigan (Mitchell), employed as a loan manager, and Jeremy Osbourne, an unemployed musician (Webb). The pair met at the fictional Dartmouth University, and now share a flat in Croydon, South London.Mark is a loan manager at the fictional JLB Credit, and is financially secure, but awkward and socially inept, with a pessimistic and critical attitude. Jeremy, having recently split up with his girlfriend Big Suze, now lives in Mark's spare room. He usually has a much more optimistic and energetic outlook on the world than Mark, yet his self-proclaimed talent as a musician is yet to be recognised, and he is not as popular or attractive as he would like to think himself, although he is the more successful with the opposite sex of the two."
You can watch it on Youtube for free so check it out for sure if you haven't already! :)
Monday, 16 August 2010
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Wednesday, 4 August 2010
(The main beach where I live, perfect for a nice walk with a bag of fish and chips)
I also got her this quirky bird cage necklace from Dorothy Perkins (website here). I adore the jewellery in there and there's so much choice.
* I'm having a makeover on Saturday, part of mine and my Mams' Christmas present.
I hope it goes well, I've heard they're super pushy for trying to make you spend £2000 (?!) extra on photos. Think I'd rather go on a nice holiday haha. Has anyone been on one of these packages where they live? Let me know how it was for you if you have - that'd be fab! Hope you're all doing well!