Friday, 28 September 2012


Hey Sweeties!
The Ladyboy's of Bangkok (Kathoey) are a group of 16 transgender gay males who perform a cabaret show. 
Last year I went to see The Ladyboy's, which was amazing but unfortunately I didn't take any photographs. Then when my mam heard they were back, she bought me a ticket as part of my birthday present, we asked to be near the front and we got in the front of the main stairs! 
Each table holds 8 people, as there was 4 of us we sat with a young guy and his gran with 2 friends.
Once again they did not disappoint, fabulous costumes! And you really can't they used to be men.
They mimed songs by Cher, Britney Spears, The Pussycat Dolls, Tina Tuner and more.
If you get the chance to see them do go! 

With Love,
M! xo

Monday, 24 September 2012

Busy bee....

Hey sweeties,
I'm sorry I haven't posted sooner, I've been incredibly busy for a change and I'm loving it!

Work is incredible, I always thought I'd hate my first job and do it just for the experience and money. I'm so happy that I love it. All the staff are more than lovely, half of the staff are roughly my age (18-25's) then the rest are (40-50's) I feel as if I have 2 mothers at work. 

My first day consisted of greeting the staff, reading my daily targets (hate them!), seeing to the customers, bringing out the new AX Paris stock (AMAZING, I want everything) and checking the stock.
Pretty much thrown in at the deep end considering I've had no training, I loved every minute of it.
Simply Be's uniform has to be their own products, so when the shop was quiet, Karen (a fellow employee) insisted I try on some clothes so when pay day comes around I'll have an idea of what I want.
 Of course I picked up far too many pieces, could you resist? 
What's even more amazing is the staff discount, I'm sure they said it was 80% off!
Simply Be £70
I tried on this dress, sorry for the quality this is off my phone as my photo copier isn't working.
 Karen insisted I printed it out from the magic mirror.
Magic Mirror you ask?
If you are unsure on the dress, you can take a photo and email it to yourself!

As I've just started I don't have any Simply Be clothes, so I took ages deciding what to wear. I do apologise to people who follow me on instagram (x_Justsmile) as you would've already seen this.
I bought all of this from a charity shop, the skirt comes originally from H&M.

Once again its that time of year, being my birthday on Sunday this is officially the last week of my teenage years, yup I'm hitting the big 20 and I'm at work for it, but all is good, it's quiz night :D
Which is quite good as I don't like big celebrations, though I'm gonna buy some Krispy Kreme doughnuts after work as the shop is directly behind mine! Yeah, I know how to party. 

Also the last few months have been hard for me, so I'd like to thank you all immensely for your encouraging words and support, I really do appreciate it all.
Thank you.

With love,
M! xo

Monday, 17 September 2012


Hey Sweeties!
Well this past week has been amazing.
1. As most of you know I started University.
2. I've finally made new friends!!
3. I had another job interview :D

1. I was so nervous travelling to uni, my stomach was uneasy. First day of high school, all over again. Though I need'nt have worried, my lecturer is so down to earth and funny. I'm in a class of 19 girls, no boys (slightly dissapointed by that), our class has a variety of ages which is great.
2. When I went to reception to find which class I was in, I over heard a girl infront asking for the same class so I introduced myself and we spent the whole day together.
3. On Saturday, I had a job for Simply Be. It has to be one of the best interviews I've had everyone was so down to earth and the tasks were fun, one of which was to create an outfit.

What I wore to the interview:
Red Dress: Ex-Catalogue Shop (Also bought one in black.) £3.50
Floral Shawl: Dorothy Perkins I think it was £10-£15

I normally wear a nice top and my black jeans, but I wanted this job. So after an hour or two deciding on what to wear I went for my red dress and black floral shawl. I changed the buttons on the dress as I personally thought they were hideous. I love this dress, it excuentates my chest and draws in my hips which are huge!  Unfortunatley, I'm not exaggerating.
As I can't walk in heels and my pumps look so tatty I decided to put my new boots on which suprisingly went.
Bronx Boots: Scorpio £65.
This way my whole outfit looked smart and bussiness like with a hint of casual.
Also this week I re-created an outfit I wore at Leeds Fest, I need to go back next year. It was lovely and hot I'm liking our Autum so far.
Army Jacket: Dad, Royal Engineers.
Foo Fighter's top: £20 Leeds Festival.
Denim Shorts: Primark. I can't remember the price bought them years ago.



M! xo

Friday, 14 September 2012

If I:

Hey sweeties! 
I seen this post a few days ago on Kemples, I thought it was such a cute tag I had to do it.

If I were a gemstone, I'd be a Sapphire.
If I were a scent, I'd be freshly cut grass with a hint of mango.
If I were a pair of shoes, I'd be a pair of Floral Doc Marten's.
If I were the weather, I'd be winter.
If I were a facial expression, I'd be a smirk.

If I were a car, I'd be an electric blue Lamborghini.
If I were a time of day, I'd be 5am.
If I were a month, I'd be December.
If I were a place, I'd be the Caribbean.
If I were a liquid, I'd be Tropicana Orange.
If I were a taste, I'd be melted chocolate.

If I were a sea animal, I'd be a penguin.
If I were a food, I'd be Pasta Carbonara.
If I were a colour, I'd be neon blue.
If I were a flower, I'd be a Sunflower.
If I were a song, I'd be 'I had a dream'.

If I were a planet, I'd be Venus.
If I were an object, I'd be a photo frame.
If I were a fruit, I'd be an apple.
If I were a sound, I'd be a lullaby.
If I were a day of the week, I'd be a Friday.

M! xo

Monday, 10 September 2012

What's in my bag? Uni Edition.

Hey sweeties, 
Being my natural self I always leave everything to the last minute, apart from when I'm going on holiday I have check lists for everything. As its my first year at uni I've decided to get my bag ready a day early because knowing me I'll forgot something in a last minute dash for the bus.

As it'll be my first day, I've decided to take the basic essentials.

Brown Satchel.
I've always wanted one of these and when I seen it in Primark for £9 I couldn't resist. 
This may just be me but when I see someone with a satchel and it has a see through bit at the front like mine I find it irratating when they leave it blank. So yesterday whilst watching The Big Bang Theory, Sheldon said the magical word that is 'BAZINGA'. Therefore thee above.

My folder and Pukka Pad, every student needs one. I have a big thing for polka dots.
The most beautiful phone I've ever had (Samsung Galaxy S2) and my trusted Ipod that holds the soundtrack to my life. 
The Radley purse was a birthday present many moons ago, I really do need a new its starting to show wear and tear.
The magnificent Paper Chase brolly that has saved me on so many occasions. In the past I bought £1 brolly's from Poundland that always snapped so I decided to buy this for £15 and it hasn't let me down yet. I've probably just jinxed myself, good one Michelle.
Antibacterial Gel and Tissues, I'm an OCD freak. I can't handle germs, it's a miracle I survived Leeds Festival.
Sure is the best deodorant I've ever had, after a long busy day I can still smell it on me.
And last but not least a pretty pencil case. Every one who knows me knows I'm obsessed with our Union Jack flag, so when I seen this I had to have it. I also found it fitting that the design is called Festival, I bought it the day after Leeds :D

So that's my bag, if you's have done a recent What's In My Bag post please leave the link below as I love to be nebby!

M! xo

Friday, 7 September 2012


Hey Sweeties!
We took Charley swimming for the first time, I can't believe she's nearly a year old. 
This year has gone really quick. 
*Sad Face*

My Aunt rang me to say that they were taking her to our local baths and that I was more than welcome to watch, how could I refuse!
 I sat in the viewing area with my camera ready. 
Then I seen a bright pink suit coming out of the changing rooms she looked super cute. I managed to get one photo as a very fit life guard came over to say I needed special permission to take photos as there was another couple in the pool with their child. If they weren't there I would've been able to take more with my proper camera, but they never bloody went!
Though, I sneakily took some on my phone.
At times, she looked bored but smiled for most of it splashing around in her little floater.

I haven't really been up to much this week, I finally attempted the ironing which took 3 hours! 
(As I kept stopping to watch The Mummy, brilliant film). 
My friends think I'm weird but I love doing the ironing, it is so relaxing for me.

Which housework do you like doing?

B.I.N.G.O was last night, it's so frustrating when you're waiting for one number and someone else bloody shouts, it is just me that gets like that? Like usual I came home without winning a single penny. 
Bought a few bits and bobs for Uni, seriously can't wait any more. I received my time table yesterday, actually bounced round the house like a looney. Now I wanna watch Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Oh, and I painted my nails again. I need help I can't stop painting them! 

If there is a rehab for excessive nail painting, please admit me.

1st layer - Rimmel Lycra Wear, Magenta.
2nd - Barry M, Silver Glitter
3rd - Technic's Mermaid.
4th - Rimmel Super Wear.
Defiantly, my favourite NOTD.

M! xo

Sunday, 2 September 2012

Changes is good.

Hey sweeties!
I'm on a MASSIVE come down from Leeds, all week I've been in bed coughing my guts up with the flu.

Any ways, 
"What do you want to be when you're older?" 
This question haunted me throughout my school years.
I didn't have a clue.

In year 8 I completed a two week placement at a local nursery. I had no experience with children, I'd never even held a baby. I was completely out of my depth. 
At the end of my two weeks, I was singing nursery rhymes and smiling at every child I'd pass. 
I absolutely loved it. 
On my very first day we went to the soft play area, I felt like a child myself.

I want to be around children.
I want to work in a Nursery.

When it came to sixth form, there was only one course to do with children which was CACHE. I couldn't do this as you needed to take CACHE, GCSE which I didn't.
So I chose Art, English Lit, Biology and Psychology. 
These didn't go so well, I own up it was my own fault as my heart wasn't into them and I should've  concentrated more to the annoyance of some of my teachers.

So this time last year while most of my friends started uni, I was signing onto the dole. Then in November my  beautiful cousin came along who I absolutely dote on, having her here made me realise more that I want to be around children. I'd apply for Childcare apprenticeships, had interviews for them but I didn't have the qualifications the other candidates had.  So for the better part of a year I've been looking for any job with no luck. I sat down one night and thought about all of my options. 

I came to the conclusion of being an Au Pair (travelling nanny). 
Combining my love for children and travelling.
So I looked around for college and degree courses, with the little UCAS points I had achieved.
And found a Foundation Degree in Working With Children. I applied, had two interviews and got on the course!

With the new government scheme about Loans and Bursaries being enforced I found out because I'm doing a part time course I only get my tuition paid for.
It's going to be hard but I'm damn well going to try my hardest. 
Thankfully my dad offered to pay for my monthly bus pass.

So as of the 12th of September 2012, I will be starting my degree and making my life better. As its a part time degree, the first 2 years will be took in college and the 3rd at Northumbria University. 
If everything goes to plan I will be off travelling the world looking after children in roughly 3-4 years.

  I'm so looking forward to making new friends and going stationary shopping I have such a thing for it!
If I can get enough money within the next year, hopefully me and Yasmin will be moving in together, she also starts at Northumbria this year doing Nursing.

Are any of you starting uni, if so what course and where?

M! xo