Saturday, 24 May 2014

Afternoon! Apologies for the lack of blogging over the past month and a half. I felt I didn't have much to share lately, however, lots of things have changed since the previous post. Another birthday has come and gone and I can no longer say I am 21 and in case anyone was wondering I am now out of my back brace and able to walk about on my own! I am still off work for the moment and I can't dance or do anything that includes too much movement but I am on the road to recovery. I have also recently taken a Nail Professional course with CND and absolutely loved it! I am now qualified in Manicure, Pedicure, Vinylux and Shellac and I am looking to start my own little business as a Beauty Therapist. So be aware, I will be posting many of my new nail art creations or pictures of any new beauty treatments I have tried! 

Since I am on my road to recovery I feel like I am able to finally start my year off! I will 'begin' it with Mexico! I may not be able to do much but I plan on making it my best holiday yet, even if it means just lying in the sun drinking cocktails with my beautiful boyfriend! Then I am continuing my training and getting myself back into work. I have decided (which happens every couple of months when I rethink what I'm doing with my life) that now is the time to live life to the full! I have been unfortunate in the past few years where I have been involved in two accidents of neither were my fault and fortunate enough to be given the chance to be compensated for them. I am using this money to build myself a life and a business, something I would never have been able to do without the extra money and I am very thankful for that. These next few years are for myself and my partner and then when the time is right we will be able to start a family! 

Has anyone done the course with CND and has some pointers, or has been to Mexico and can give me some ideas as to where to go?

L x

Monday, 31 March 2014

MAC Make Up.

I decided I would try some MAC Make Up and I would share it with you as this was my first time trying MAC and I had heard raving reviews and wanted to let you know truthfully my first thoughts (if you wish to hear them). I bought 5 different items which equaled £100 - that equals about £20 an item - good for a large company like MAC.  I spoke to the MAC Make Up artist before I bought any as I had to buy online and wasn't sure what colour to get. These were the colours they advised. 

Prep + Prime CC Colour Correcting SPF 30

 I was advised to use this on the parts of my skin which were the most red. I worked as soon as I put it on and liked how it looked on my skin. It was light enough that it didn't feel I had to cake it on. 

Mineralize Concealer

This one is pretty small with a very fine brush but I liked it like this. I got a colour a tad darker than the foundation I got as it was below my eyes and I like using darker foundation under the eyes. You need the tiniest bit of this to do, which I liked. 

Mineralize Foundation SPF 15

 This was the most expensive item I bought and the Make Up Aritist I spoke to advised it was light enough for my dry skin but still covered any blemishes. I like this foundation as it does exactly as she said it would. It is very light and I don't feel like I need to use tons to cover my face. I worry it may run out quickly though as there doesn't seem to be much in it. You get a make up sponge with it, however, I prefer using a make up brush. (I use a cheap one I got in Watt Brothers).

Powder Blush

 This is lighter than the usual colour I got for in a blusher and I doesn't make me look like my cheeks are bright red. I really like this blusher as I prefer a powder blush and I don't need a lot to make a statement. 

Sheen Supreme Lipstick
Blossom Culture.

This is my absolute favourite item. I never used to wear lipstick but started recently but always felt my lips were too thin for it. When I put this lipstick on I felt it completely changed the look of my lips. The colour, as you can see, is very light but still enough to show a beautiful colour and unlike other lipsticks I have used (Rimmel or Maybeline) it gave a gorgeous shine too! I have used this lipstick every day since I bought it and the tube makes it so compact I just shove it in my bag and I always van always have it with me. It lasts longer than any I have tried and doesn't wash me out either. 

I use these 5 items every day I wear my make up (I place the lipstick on just around the house!) I can't say anything on how long they will last, but it does make me feel a lot better about myself when I have these items on and I felt they lasted through the day. These all suit my skin tone which is quite pale and I have very dry skin which isn't set off by these. 

If you have any questions let me know! I think I may be purchasing some more lipstick! 

L x

Friday, 28 March 2014

What to do with life....

I have been thinking a lot lately, clearly about what I want to experience in life, however, I am still mixed up in what I actually want to be when I grow up. I know I am 21 but I still don't see myself as grown up! I live in a house of my own with my partner and have a full time job I work my a** off at but I don't see myself being in this situation forever. 

When I was growing up I always wanted to be a primary school teacher. It was the one thing I wanted to do but I got to the age of 17, and decided I didn't want to do that and was influenced by others telling me I wouldn't get a job and what not so I changed what I wanted to do and applied for university for teaching and accountancy. I received a conditional for accountancy at both universities I applied for but I knew in my heart it wasn't what I wanted. I was then involved in, what would be my first road traffic accident and at 17 years old I wasn't able to overcome this and became a shell of myself and no longer had any drive for school. I never received the grades I required to get into university so I applied for Social Sciences at a college, something I had no interest in. I received an A in my first year but then left when I got a full time job. The job I got was working 2pm - 10pm every day and I didn't fancy that so didn't take it. I then found my current job and I have been there since February 2012. 

Now I have no clue what to do! I would love to be a primary teacher, be a para legal and work in law or psychology but I just can't decide and I can no longer afford to go to university for 4 years. Even if I was to go to university i'm not sure if I would even be able to hack it! The troubles of a 21 year old!! 

Are any of you in this situation or have been in the past? What did you do? 

L x

Thursday, 27 March 2014

Bucket List.

Apologies for the time it's taken for my next post, however, I decided to put a Bucket List as my second one. It had begun as a 30 things to do before 30 but there were so many things I wanted to do it's now become my bucket list. Since my accident I am constantly thinking of all the things I wish I could do or experience so..
here goes! 

1. Swim with dolphins.
2. Skydive.
3. Visit all 50 American states.
4. Do some sort of water sports.
5. Buy my own house.
6. Hold a baby tiger and meet the mother.
7. Get married
8. Have a baby (or two.) 
9. Visit Thailand.
10. Learn to do the splits. 
11. Win a first place trophy for dancing. 
12. Gain more qualifications.
13. Ride an elephant.
14. Meet a famous person (Channing Tatum,  Ryan Gosling, Josh Hutcherson, Jennifer Lawrence, Hayden  Panettiere, Miranda Kerr will all do.)
15. Go to Disney World.
16. Visit Paris.
17. Go scuba diving.
18.  Go on a road trip 
19. Go to a drive in movie. 
20. Have a colour fight (paint, glow sticks).
21. Dance in front of a MASSIVE crowd.
22. Earn over £25,000 a year.
23. Run a marathon/half marathon.
24. Ride a camel. 
25. Learn a different language. 
26. Own my own business. 
27. Have a job I love. 
28 - Donate blood.
29. Smile with my teeth.
30. Get a tattoo that means something.
31. Drive and keep driving till we get lost in the sun.
32. Go white water rafting.
33. Crash a party.
34. Be happy with my body.
35. Jump in a water fountain.   
36. Go on a safari. 
37. Visit all 7 wonders of the world.
38. Sleep under the stars.
39. Jump on a plane - to anywhere! 
40. Go to an American sports game. 

These are the 40 things I haven't already done. I can say i'm lucky enough to already have some completed! 
41. See the Northern Lights. 
42. Visit the Grand Canyon. 
43. Save someones life.
44. Go to Ibiza. 
45. Go two holidays in one year.
46. Go to a festival. 
47. Help an animal give birth. 
48. Fall in love. 
49. Go rock climbing. 
50. Hold a lamb. 
51. Stayed up all night and watched the sunrise. 

What do you have on your list? How many have you completed?

L x

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Beginners Blog.

Well, here I am, I finally decided to start a blog! 

I had the decision to start a blog on Blogger or to make my own domain, however, I decided against jumping straight in at the deep end and wanted to test the waters first.. I had actually planned to start my blog right after the new year but the usual things like work and hobbies meant I didn't have much time to write or much to write about! 

Turned out that wasn't to last long! I was involved in a car crash on January 31st where I twisted and fractured my spine. I had to undergo surgery and I am now in a back brace for 12 weeks which means I am not only unable to do any of my hobbies but I'm unable to get to work either. All the things that stopped me from blogging no longer can so I couldn't put blogging off any longer..

I chose the name Oh So Ordinary because I am your very ordinary 21 year old girl. You will find thousands of blogs out there which talk about fashion or beauty and to be honest I love them all but when it comes down to it, I can't do half the stuff they do! No matter how hard I try I can never get my eye make up to look like theirs or my hair never seems to sit like it should. I can't afford all the designer purchases so I try and make do with the cheap version and kid myself that it will do just fine! Although, I haven't yet seen a blog that's just well, a blog. Not a new mummy blog or one from someone who knows what they are doing but just an ordinary girl with an ordinary job with very over the top dreams and aspirations. 

Little bit about me...

My name is Lisa and I'm 21. I work in a bank as a mortgage processor but it was certainly not what I wanted to be when I grow up! I live with my boyfriend, my cat and two degu's in a flat which I hate in Scotland. I would say I am most definitely a mummy's girl and have a big brother, a baby brother and a little sister. I love dancing and I am part of a dance group performing at gigs and we try our best to win as many trophies as we can. I play badminton every Monday night, I cannot get up before 10am for the life of me and I genuinely think I am addicted to chocolate, takeaways and fizzy juice.

How was my first time? Let me know! 

L x