Wednesday, October 31, 2012

just a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down :)

Here is an update about what I've been doing and my thoughts, worries, good and bad things that have happened in the past couple of months. I will also share some instagram pictures. Enjoy! Please comment, I reply to everyone, and don't forget to follow me! <3


Last month, I got a second job with lola. They're an events & promotional staffing agency, similar to Jam (I've worked with jam for around 2 months now). Just working with jam wasn't making ends meet & I need to earn back up my savings which i spent over the summer when i was between jobs. Lola have contracts to with lots of hotels in London so that Lola can provide staff at these hotels, at lower cost than they pay their employees... this means that although I get paid less than the hotel staff (& usually do more work) there is lots of work for me. I started working at st pancras hotel. It is beautiful! I do really long shifts there, and there's work available there every day if I need it... so I've been doing 10am-11pm or 12pm-1am shifts there. I'm not reception staff or house keeping, I work for the events and meetings and business conferences.
the hotel <3

It's boring work at st pancras. Really boring work. Sometimes I am just polishing hundreds of plates and glasses and settting 360 dinner tables and I will do that for 6 hours. But. It's work, and long hours equal money. I've also been working my usual fun events with Jam (weddings, canape receptions, parties etc) & a few with Lola.  Speaking of weddings, this one specific jewish wedding client really likes me, and i hate working for them. Typical, haha.
Lola have a lot of clients booked for permanent christmas runs, i am going to be working for 2 of them back to back working doubles most days starting 14th november - end of december. so it'll be doing 10-3:30 at one christmas event then 5-12am at the other christmas event. i've made sure i have some days off inbetween so that i can work for jam / or rest. :)

It is stressful working two jobs that are not reliable... like, it's my own responsibility to get myself jobs and work. It's my own responsibility to apply for them, and make my way there, and I don't know where I'll be working one day to the next. It's all very exciting and that's a part of why I love it so much but damn, sometimes I just wish I had a rota/schedule every week, lol. I've never been so organized because I have to make sure my schedule is all up to date, and I have all the uniform requirements for each job and that I know where I am going. Apart from st pancras hotel which obviously never moves, each job i work at is in a totally new place that I've usually never been to before, so getting there is usually stressful because London is big and stressful. If I work a double shift and the events are different, for example last week I did 7am-2pm at st pancras for Lola then I had a wedding 4pm-1:10am for Jam it can get hectic.

Ollie (my boyfriend) has started working at wetherspoons (pub/restaurant) and he's been working long hours. Yesterday he worked 12-1am (close). He's stopped going to his classes, like I thought he would. I don't want to bring the situation up because I know he's quit university, but, idk, I want to talk to him about it. Like, I have no idea how he's going to tell his parents. They're going to be mad.

Next weekend friday ollie's housemates he used to live with are having a late halloween party. The theme is USA. Me & ollie were up for going... I haven't hung out with any friends since summer, and of course he wants to see his old house mates. He's working until 10pm that friday & now we're kinda both not in the mood. I  know he's going to want to go after but I don't really care. I don't have anything to wear that is USA, and I'm suddenly not in the mood ://

Next saturday? we're going to ollie's grandparents house in farnham, surrey. Every time ollie's parents go down to visit (from Sheffield, where me and ollie are from) which is usually during half term or something, we go down there too so we get to see his grandparents and his parents. Unfortunately his brother won't be going because he's travelling in thailand right now... But we will see his parents and grandparents, and have the usually dinner party. Exciting.

I am so tired of people asking me why I'm only working for events and getting paid just over minimum wage when I graduated and have a degree. My nan keeps asking me "what do I tell people, my friends keep asking what you're doing now you've got a degree and what kind of job you have now?" "when are you going to be rich and have a career?" People at work "so you've graduated but you're here getting paid just over minimum wage?? riiiiiiight....."
I wish people would mind their own business. I don't want a "real" job yet. I don't know the reason why that is. Because i don't? Maybe after christmas, I will start applying for graduate schemes. I know what's out there, and there are tons of stuff for me to apply too, but i'm just not ready. Why don't people understand that? I feel like I'm constantly getting judged because I'm not in the process of trying to find a "real" job. I just want to do this for now is that not okay...

Thanks for reading! Please comment<3

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

October loves!

I had great ideas to make this much better, get my SLR out, take amazing pictures, and yada yada... but tonight, I was on the tube coming home from work and I couldn't stop having racing, creative thoughts about starting my blog up again. I got home and couldn't find my camera charger or usb lead for it, and thought darn it, I just want to make a post!

I have lots of things I wanted to share which I have been especially loving more than usual this october... but here are just some quick photos I took on my ipad as soon as I got home because I couldn't wait to share any longer :) bare in mind, I'm not a beauty queen, beauty guru, and I definitely love cheap steals and a good bargain when it comes to make-up!

What are you loving this october? Share any similar blog posts you have posted so I can check them out :)

<3~ new hair colour!... I dyed my hair dark! It has been red... to then light red, to then light brown, and then I dyed the ends lighter trying to achieve the ombre fade. I decided for winter I was going to dye it darker! I'm normally never scared of dying my hair, I've been dying it every colour under the sun since i was 13 and have always been a little bit addicted... but tbh, I have been loving having gingery/brown hair lately and it's kind of sad to see it go, but I think it will suit me better for the winter.

<3~ my autumn bag...what can i say, i like to recycle my favourites... i purchased this last fall from forever21 and I dragged it out of the closet last month to start using it for this fall & winter. I just love the tapestry feel and look and I think it looks great with jumpers, thick tights and boots for this season. It's so cute and I always find I need bigger bags for fall/winter as I carry layers, lip balms, hand creams... etc.

<3~ jumpers!... this jumper always looks a different colour in every photo, I swear! I got this from H&M because I thought it looked like a christmas tree :X it's so warm and I like to throw it in my bag for the chillier evening weather. It got it 2 sizes bigger than my regular size because I like my jumpers big and snuggly. :)

<3~ this beaut is from bershka... I fell in love with the studded shoulder pads. It's very thick and cable knit, I love it.

<3~ fall lipstick... I have been wearing this throughout october and have not really been wearing any other lipstick. It is much darker and nude than usual which I think is perfect for this season. It is glossybox lipstick in "glossy pink" ... probably the worst name they could give to be honest, doesn't suit the colour at all in my opinion.

Revlon colourstay mineral finishing powder, bourjois mineral matte foundation, vera valenti eyeshadow palette, L.A colors nail lacquer in metallic copper, models own nail varnish in pink fizz, glossybox lipstick in glossy pink, revlon nail varnish in 17 cloud, BB cream by pure.

<3~ rest of my favourites... this post was already long, so I just went ahead and took a picture of everything. If you have any review request for any of these products just let me know. Many of them are not "in" or popular right now... but I know what I like, and some of these were found on offer/for a great bargain and turned out to be amazing products and now one of my favourites! For this month I have been loving all the products above, but I will spotlight three!

- Revlon colorstay mineral finishing powder in 030 sunkiss radieux. I use this to contour & the sheer is lovely, it applies really well, is very buildable, and I have been loving it to fall into autumn with as opposed to using my pinky-blushers and glowy pink blushers that I use in summer.

- Bourjois Paris mineral matte mousse foundation in 83 sable. I got this from a market stall from Brick Lane <3 (any londoners will know how amazing brick lane sunday markets are, and you can get some amazing make up steals! new popular products and just about everything else!). I found it among a "pick and mix" basket of make-up, for only £1 and it came with a brush so I thought why not? Though very small in size, and I have always been iffy about mousse foundations since I used to be addicted to matte mousse foundations when I was a teenager and just started using make-up... I thought it looked great when in fact, it didn't. I am prone to dry skin so matte mousse dries out those areas especially my cheeks where I have blemishes, dry spots and big pores. So, dry mousse make up on these problem areas? Not good. I'd heard good things about this on review sites though, and, to my amazement, the reviews were right. :) This mousse is the most lightest matte mousse foundation I have ever used. It applies quickly, with a medium coverage though is definitely buildable, is creamy, does not dry out my skin and in fact makes it look like I have applied a good BB cream or moisturizer before hand.  It's great for lazy days when you suddenly have to pop out to the shops or go grocery shopping, or for when you wake up and you're running late. It makes me face look flawless just from a light brush all over my face with the one provided. I highly recommend it. You can find it online for a couple of quid.

- Pure BB cream daily all in one blemish balm in light. I have been using BB creams for a while and haven't started using them lately just because of the new found hype. I used to have acne when I was younger and it scared me about using make up for a while... I found tinted moisturizers to be the best thing for when I had raw, bad skin which definitely didn't want to be caked over with high coverage foundation. I would say, thankfully, that my skin is fine now, and I definitely don't need high coverage foundation. I have been swearing by GOSH bb cream for... around 6 months now, but when I popped into Savers (a very, very cheap cosmetics/tolietries/etc., store) and I saw this for £1.99 I knew I would try it, I have been using and loving Pure for years, the make up wipes are amazing, and they are fantastic for sensitive skin (which I have). This BB cream is... one of the best beauty finds I have found in the past... 5 years. And I'm being totally honest. My boyfriend thinks I've gone nuts because the first time I tried it I was ranting about it so much, and every time I use it, I always go "wow! I just love this..." and talk about it for, well, a while, lol. I want to recommend it to everyone who wants to try a BB cream and is looking for something that is perfect for sensitive skin, is light in coverage, the fluid itself is very light, it applies like a good moisturizer, works as a very light coverage foundation, whilst giving me a very healthy glow. I have since been back to Savers and bought 4 boxes of this.

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i failed. but i'm starting again!

Hi everyone...

haha, I have been putting off writing this post for a while now. I had the most hectic summer, and even though I had been planning to start blogging for over a year... it was the worst possible time for me to have started it. I am usually so dedicated with everything I do, and I was really excited to start blogging and meet new friends, etc., but everything kind of just went tits up! I feel ridiculous, now, lol, like someone who started then gave up straight away. I didn't! Infact, my summer was so crazy and everything happened (bad and good...) that I've typed up a summer update with lots of pictures and things I got up to. Here are just some quick hints though:

- I graduated from university in July!
- My best friend from NJ, US came to stay with me in August for over a week. During this time, I met up with my other best friend from norway, and lots of close online friends (we're all in a close knit email group and have known each other for years <3) met up in London. Most of them I had never met before, we had an amazing day!
- Me and my boyfriend moved in together. Then, unexpectedly, 2 months later we had to move OUT of our houseshare into a studio flat within the space of a week.
- We went on holiday to Turkey for a week.
- I quit my casual job working in a restaurant, I had been there for over a year. It got too stressful and there was too much pressure on me from a family business.

So, yeah! From going on holiday to Turkey, to the middle of september, I was between my boyfriends house with his flatmates, we were trying to find a place to live, then we had to move out and into a new place, and it was just so hectic! We didn't have internet for over a month. So, I knew that I kind of just had to... give up with the whole blogging thing, and try again another time.

I always write way too much... I'm a chatterbox :X So, if you're actually still following me, and still want to be blogger-friends, that would be great <3 & I thank you so much if you're actually reading this! I have some great plans with my blog, I really want to make friends here :) I am going to change my banner (if you realized, I changed my blog name to naomijadex5, I need to change the banner now),  change the style of my blog, I have contest/giveaway ideas, I have a christmas giveaway coming up, I also have some great tags/blog activities I really want to get into it and post and tag you guys, but most of all I want to meet you! I want to read your blog, talk to you, and get to know you all :)

So, please, introduce yourself! I'm really friendly, and I knowww text posts can be boring and tedious but I promise I have a better more exciting post coming up soon :)

Thanks for reading <3