Hi guys,

First of all, Happy September! August was a great month for me, and I have been wanting to write a review post for a while! I had loads of great things to share from August but these are just a few 🙂 

1) As you might know I am a total bookworm and my geekiness truly lies in the pages of a good book! So I bought the book ‘Killer Heels’ by Rebecca Chance. I actually really enjoyed it. It is quite a girly book, mostly surrounding the cutthroat world of fashion and media. The game-playing and manipulation is also what makes it a thrilling read, as you never know what is going to happen next. The book does tackle some real issues that happen daily in these environments, such as anorexia, and it is an eye-opener to see how easily and how willing young girls are to lose weight for their careers! All in all, a good read. 

  • RRP: £3.99 on Amazon
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2) Scandal. If any of you follow me on twitter (@divyapopat) you will know that I have been loving Scandal recently. If you anyone has watched it already, you will know that it is so addictive! For those of you who haven’t, the show is about the life of an ex-White House Communicatons Director who starts her own firm. Vague I know but I don’t want to spoil anything! Huck is my darling FYI. 

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3) I am a huge lipstick fan and I rarely wear anything else on my lips except lip balm. So last week when the outfit I was wearing didn’t go with any lip colour that I had, I was drawn to a lipliner that I ‘borrowed’ from my sister. I usually don’t really like the texture of lipliners but I enjoyed the way it went on easily and I especially loved the colour! This was the Rimmel 063 lipliner in the shade Eastend Snob (LOL I love that name)

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4) This item is definitely a huge favourite for me this month. It was a gift from the lovely Bel over at JewelleryEverAfter and I just fell in love with it as soon as I saw it. So Bel makes Disney themed jewellery, and this necklace is inspired by the Little Mermaid which I thought was adorable, especially because I love the ocean. I also love the fact that it has three layers which I think would really cheer up my outfit rather than a normal necklace would have done. Be sure to check out Bel’s page for more jewellery, as she will also be holding competitions on her Twitter and Instagram! So get following 🙂 

  • RRP: This item is made to order so the prices will vary. Check out the website for more details. (*)
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5) As some of you may know, I will be heading back to University for my third and final year of my degree. I started doing some shopping and I was so excited to do this part of my shopping that I couldn’t wait to write about it in my blog! I was stationary shopping. It got me so excited. I am a total stationary nerd. And I abosolutely love it!! Haha. Yes make fun of me if you will, but I have no shame whatsoever. That feeling of writing on the first page of a fresh new pad of paper or notebook with a new pen, I’m sorry but that feeling is hard to beat! 

N.B. Products 2 – 6 also offer 10% student discount – bonus!

That is all for this month. I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourite items this month. Comment below and let me know what you think and if any of these are your favourites too! Share if you enjoyed this post 🙂 

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Hi guys,

Now as you know this isn’t my usual type of blogpost but when I first moved from WordPress to Blogger, I decided that I didn’t want to be restricted to a ‘type’ in terms of the content I wanted to post. In essence I wanted my blog to be about my life, whatever occurred. So in keeping with that theme, I decided to share these pictures from a few days ago when I climbed up the O2. I did originally want this post to be mainly pictures but anyone who knows me knows that I can’t resist commentating along with pictures! 

I did have a great time, it was an amazing experience and I would recommend it to anyone who is in London or visiting. The cost was £26 which I thought was a fair price. We booked online the night before, which was an easy, simple procedure. 

The one thing that did annoy me was the fact that we got moved to a later spot after the lady at the desk told us that she would come and get us, as we were there earlier than expected. That was a bit of a hiccup but everything else was great in comparison.

  • Where? The O2 Arena, North Greenwich, London SE10.
  • How did I get there? Tube, Jubilee line (the grey one for all your non-Londoners :P).
  • Price: £26 per person.
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Comment below if you’ve climbed the O2 before and your experiences from it. Let me know if you like this style of post, or if you want to see mainly pictures as it might be something I will do more regularly 🙂 Share if you enjoyed reading!

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Hi guys!
So I was nominated for the Liebster Award from the lovely Hera at HelloHera & Tabassum at World by Smiley. The Liebster Award is a way of helping to promote and recognise bloggers by fellow bloggers.
The word “Liebster” translates to “sweetheart” or “beloved” which is in itself pretty adorable. Add it to the fact that it reminds the blogging world that not everyone is competing and some people actually want to help others out and make friends – and it becomes pretty exciting!

Here’s how it works:

  Post the award on your blog.
  Thank the blogger(s) who awarded you and provide a link to their blog.
  Write 11 random facts about yourself.
  Answer the 11 questions that were asked by the blogger who presented you with the award.
  Nominate 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
   Ask 11 questions from those you nominate.
11 Facts About Myself

1)  I was born on Valentines Day.
2)  I’m the middle child, which sucks (sometimes), but I do love my sisters.
3)  My favourite colour is ocean blue-greeny.
4)  Coincidentally, I am a total water baby – I love the ocean and any other form of water (and all the watersports that go with it!)
5)  My favourite sweets are Sour Skittles.
6)  I would rather have a starter and a main rather than a main and dessert (I don’t have a sweet tooth at all).
7)  I’m a total bookworm; I get through a book a day sometimes and I could quite happily spend all day in a library or bookshop.
8)  Winter is my favourite season.
9)  I’m a big believer in Buddhism.
10)  I love to travel and I leave the country whenever I possibly can!
11)   Although I am currently at University, I have no idea what I want to do with my degree in the future.

Now for the answers from the questions from Hera:

1)  What was the last thing you ate? I had some biscuits with my tea.
2)  Long nails or short nails? I think long nails look quite classy but they get annoying quite quickly for me as well because they grow unevenly!
3)  What time is it right now? The time is 12.14pm.
4)  When was the last time you went on holiday and where? I went on holiday 2 weeks ago, and I spent an amazing week in Hong Kong with my family 🙂
5)  Favourite Disney film? This must be one of the most difficult questions I’ve ever had to answer… But I’m going to say Tangled because I watched it recently and fell in love with it all over again! But my answer to this would probably change everyday.
6)  Any pets? I would love to get a dog someday but no pets at the moment 🙁
7)  How long have you been blogging for? I have been blogging since 2011 so 3 years.. Wow I had no idea it has been that long!!
8)  How long was your longest break from blogging? I have taken a few breaks from blogging, such as exam periods or holidays. So I think it was a month over exam season.
9)  What colour is your hair? I have never dyed my hair, so my hair is my natural colour, which is jet black.
10)  Favourite scent/smell? My favourite smells are earthy smells like after it has rained or after someone has cut the grass and the smell of the ocean etc.
11)  Biggest achievement? I have some minor achievements in my life, but nothing I can say that has been big. It will soon come!

Now for the questions from Tabassum:

1)  Who do you most admire? It’s a massive cliché but I do admire my mother the most – she’s the strongest, most independent woman I know and she’s taught me so much. My sisters are a close second!
2)  Why did you start blogging? I started blogging because I love writing especially about topics that are close to my heart.
3)  How did you come up with your blog name and is there a meaning behind it? Well clearly I was so original with my blog name, but no there is not a meaning behind it.
4)  What do you want to achieve through your blog? I have no long-term plans for my blog. At the moment, I’m enjoying the fact that I can write when I want with no obligations.
5)  What do you find most difficult about blogging? I hate editing my posts. I’m a grammar Nazi but I am also really impatient so I always want to get my blogs out as soon as I’ve written them.
6)  What’s the one thing you really want to do, but don’t think you’ll be able to? I don’t think there is anything that can’t be done if you put your mind to it.
7)  If, for some reason, you had to immediately leave your home forever, what is the one item you’d take with you? Probably my photo album.
8)  What is your favourite book? Possibly one of the hardest questions ever because as mentioned above, I am a total bookworm. Sorry I can’t answer this!
9)  Pet peeve? People who cough/sneeze on public transport – but it’s one of many!
10)  Do you have any bad habits? I don’t know if this counts, but I’m always late to everything!!
11)  What is your must have beauty product? Nivea Soft Moisturizing Cream – best cream ever!

Finally, these are the questions that I would like answered: 

1)   What is your favourite quote?
2)   How many siblings do you have?
3)   If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you want to visit?
4)   Favourite hairstyle?
5)   What is your eye colour?
6)   What’s the last thing that made you cry?
7)   Favourite perfume?
8)   What has been your favourite holiday?
9)   What do you do in your spare time when you’re not blogging?
10)   Who is your favourite celebrity and why?
11)   If you had the chance to collaborate with one blogger, who would it be and why?
The people I would like to nominate for the Liebster Award are:
Emily & Kathryn from www.thekatspaws.com

Be sure to check the blogs that are linked in this post, because they are all wonderful! Comment below if you like this style of post and if you want me to engage in more of these challenges for bloggers. Share if you enjoyed reading!

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Hi guys,

As you may know, today was the day that most second year A Level students had been dreading since they finished their final exams 2 months ago. That’s right: RESULTS DAY! Today, students found out whether they had received their place at University or whether that route to University meant taking a brief detour through Clearing City , or even Resit Land.

University – it’s a controversial place. Some people will never understand why people spend so much time and money there, and some people won’t understand why so many others don’t go. Like all things in this world, University surely has pros and cons. Bear in mind that everyone’s ideas and opinions concerning University will never be the same so rest assured; all these opinions are only mine.

1) Money. It’s no secret that tuition fees have increased a significant amount since 2011/2012. And with the economy, everything else also seems to be more expensive, such as living costs, clothing, travel etc. Students such as myself can only hope and pray that we end up getting well-paid graduate jobs in order to pay off our high debts!
2) Living away from home. Although not everyone chooses to live away from home, those who do will have those regular bouts of homesickness, where they will miss their parents, siblings, and probably the fully stocked fridge. But as time goes on, you’ll realise that this will be replaced by the new familiarity of the new city/town you are now living in. Enjoy it!!
3) Managing your time well. Last but not least, this was one of the many problems I endured during my first and second year of university and I don’t doubt that it will continue to be a problem during the next year! But making time for your work or revision when everybody is going out to the local clubs and pubs can be cruel at times. Even going out whilst knowing that you have a 9am class the next morning – you just know that you’re doomed. However, I think if you know that something is important, you will make the right decision when it comes to University work. Great nights out will come and go; you only get this chance to do the best you can do in your degree.
1) Meeting new people. Now, probably every single person who ever went to university will say this same thing. It is NOT an exaggeration. You will meet so many weird, different, crazy people who you will most likely keep in contact for years to come. It has been said that you meet new people everywhere; what is so special about university? My answer? You live with these people and you share so many aspects of your world with them. Bonds are going to be made and they are going to be extremely hard to break.
2) Living independently. At first you might hate the fact that you have to do all your washing and cooking yourself. In fact, you might always hate that! But as time goes on, you will probably realise that your mother, as much as she loves you, will not be around forever. And believe me, all these cooking and cleaning skills are going to come in handy once you graduate and are living alone! On top of all the domestic skills you will acquire, you also learn how to become financially independent. Although most students have help from the wonderful (!) Student Finance, after paying the rent and bills, you have the difficult choice of how much to spend on food and how much to spend on nights out. Well, no one said it would be easy!

3) Studying. Ultimately, that is what every single student goes to university for; to obtain a degree of his or her choice. Sometimes it isn’t as easy as it seems, with personal or financial problems getting in the way. But not everybody in this world gets the opportunity to go to university and as hard as it seems to be to get a graduate job, having a degree allows employers to see that you have the credibility and motivation to get through 3 or 4 years of university.

So, to all my readers who have received the exciting news that they will be soon be students at University in the coming months, make lots of friends, go to your 9am’s and most importantly have fun and enjoy yourself!! Your time at University will be over more quickly than you can even imagine 🙂

Comment below if you have any queries or questions about University, or share if you agreed with this blog post 🙂

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Hi guys,

I thought seeing as I haven’t had time to write a longer post recently, I would share everything I’ve been loving in June! 🙂

What I’ve been watching:

So I’m absolutely obsessed with prison dramas this month. At the beginning of the month I watched both seasons of Orange Is The New Black. Luckily, the new season came out on Netflix soon after I had started the first season! For those of you who have watched it, I’m sure you can agree that it’s amazing. I don’t want to give too much away for anyone who hasn’t seen it, but I would recommend watching it!! I also love the fact that it is a real story.
Soon after I had finished watching OITNB, I started watching Prison Break. I know I’m soooo delayed with this, (yes I know it came out in 2005), but now I completely understand why everyone was so obsessed with it! It’s amazing!!! Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell also make this show so much more eye-catching 😉 (yes I know Wentworth Miller is out of the closet but that doesn’t make him any less beautiful!).

I also went to see 22 Jump Street in the cinema, which was so hilarious! I thought that they wouldn’t be able to make it funnier than the first one but Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum absolutely crack me up! Definitely worth the watch.

What products I’ve loved:

·      Nails Inc; shade: Baker Street, RRP: £11.00– Absolutely loving this colour of nail polish this month, the shade is gorgeous and it’s so vibrant for summer. This brand is also long lasting, it stayed on for a good week without any chipping at all. 


     Nivea In Shower Body Moisturizer, RRP: £3.56 – I’ve used this a few times in the shower, it’s amazing. I didn’t need to use a lot of it; just a 10p shaped amount would be enough. I usually apply moisturizer after my shower as well but this made my skin amazingly smooth even before applying moisturizer.

What I’m reading:
‘The Fault in our Stars’ by John Green, RRP: £5.59 (WHSmith). I have only just started reading this because I wanted to watch the movie but I’ve found that the books are always so much better than the movies. I’ve also heard a lot about it so it had high expectations. Right now it’s definitely worth the read, but I hope it does exceed my expectations. So far John Green’s writing has been both funny and witty, with some very clever anecdotes thrown in. I really was surprised at how likeable the book is and I can’t wait to see the movie! Recommended summer read. 

June has been one hell of a long month for me, so I apologize that this isn’t a longer blog post. But if you have enjoyed reading this blog post then do make sure you share it, and leave me a comment telling me what products and other things you’ve been loving this month. 🙂

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