Wednesday, 30 July 2014

August playlist

Listen here on 8tracks

A relaxed mix for the summer where, instead of going out with friends, you are lying on your bed being an unproductive lump. Ft. twenty one pilots and Charli XCX. Enjoy.
Flo x

Saturday, 19 July 2014

room tour for stalkers

My chalk board drawing rotates every couple of months; feat. dumb hipster flower crown that I felt the need to spend £5 on at a festival.

Assorted rubbish which I've stuck to my walls.

From left-to-right: stickers because I am an actual 7 year old, chalks and other boring things, crayon stylus which is useless but brillaint, swaggy rubbers, and blank CDs to make mixes on because I like to pretend I'm in the 80s- shut up.

Folders, which were bought in a lame attempt to organize myself

Raichu stands guard over my stationary (I have had actual fights with my siblings about who gets this little fella).

Comfy bed where I spend approx. 90% of my time.

Fun fact: that poster says "very good" in Swedish which is kind of obvious and irrelevant until you realise I spend 3 years wondering instead of just looking it up on google translate.

Finally: this is how my mini garden has been getting along, surprisingly I haven't managed to kill any innocent plants yet! I'm sure it's all simply a matter of time, but please be proud of me for now.




Sorry for the wait
Flo xx

Sunday, 8 June 2014

Purchases of late...

Hello again-
Old habits die hard it seems, with my posting schedule. One day, one day I will succeed and be a proper, almost proffessional blogger that appears to have their life together- but today is evidently not that day.

Today I thought that I'd share with you some of my most recent buys, and say a little bit about each. I guess that I don't actually buy all that much, but recently I've picked up some really adorable little things, that I think you guys might like.


Previous to buying these, I had seen some other bloggers making outfit posts, and otherwise obsessing over 'jelly shoes'. I thought they looked cute, but generally not for me (also, they seem somewhat reminiscent of crocs?). However, after spotting a pair in Office, and seeing them 'in the flesh' I have completely changed my mind. They're so darn cute! Also, right now my fashion (and general girl) crush is cutiepiemarzia; I've been really inspired by her cute style and these shoes are the most understated way of achieving that. Wow okay, I just wrote as if I knew anything about fashion.































I ordered this jumper around 5 months ago, and thankfully it finally arrived at the beginning of March. Basically, ordering from the USA is stressful and customs are mean yada yada. I don't really have much to say on this- it's super comfortable and really cute. Sadly it's currently out of stock but it comes from this adorable online company.


Recently I went to a car boot sale with my mum, and as she was dragging me around the plant section, I was was commenting on how much I wanted a cactus, and how they were probably the only plants I will manage to keep alive. And- low and behold- guess what the next stall we came across was selling? So I managed to pick up these little plants for just a couple of pounds... Naming your cacti is definitely the thing to do- meet Ryan and Sharpay. That sounds really dumb oKAy but I have my reasons. 

Now, I am really not a makeup person. I'm not just saying that to avoid sounding vapid and shallow, believe me, because previous things mentioned on this blog will have already lead you to that impression, and it's too late now to avoid it. What I really meant by that I that I know literally nothing about makeup, and if something makes my face look marginally more human, I'll take it. What I meant by that is that any recommendations I give on makeup probably aren't the best. Anyhow- I bought all these products in town pretty cheaply, and cannot express how perfect the hairspray is.

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Again, I'd like to apoligise for how long this post took to get up, but, y'know Netflix exists and stuff. Besides that, I finally got a proper bed yesterday so plan on sleeping excessively.


As I said to my father- I'm an angsty teen, I'm allowed to have my pop punk phase, and listen to music about getting out of this town and pizza. Which is precisely what this song is, but is so so so good.

See you soon, dorks,

Flo x




Sunday, 4 May 2014

My Style: Electic blue
















(The editing on these is a little inconsistent, I know. I'm working on it!!)

Today has been a day when I finally got round to doing another outfit post on this blog. It shall go down in the history books. Normally when I'm in the mood to write a post, I'm in pajamas with wet hair- and though I'm sure someone can do it- I don't think that I am going to start any fashion crazes with my coffee stained shirts.

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Shirt: New look (about August '13, I doubt they still sell it)
Skirt: Primark (this season's range)
Tights: Primark
Boots: Doc Martens- classic black 8 eye
Necklace: Claire's Accesorries
Jacket: Vintage shop (originally from Mango)
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Another thing: you've probably noticed that I've done a bit of a design overhaul on this blog with new header, buttons, and vaguely sassy tagline to match. I'm pretty pleased with it- look at the little transparent cat thingys on my pictures!!! Maybe my talent is drawing with a mouse in MS paint, who knows? Anyway- I'd love your thoughts, and if anyone who actually knows anything about web design has any tips, that would be great.

SONG OF THE POST:



I've been listening to their [Basement's] album colourmeinkindness lots recently and woah I'm in love with it. I guess it's kinda Nirvana-esque (I know you can't really compare but it's pretty reminiscent of Bleach)?

Lots of love,
Flo Jo x

Sunday, 20 April 2014

Southwold & walks

Hey again lovelies,

During the time I've been away, I was having a wonderful holiday in Southwold with my mum, brother, sister; aunt and cousin. It was all amazing and it's a very beautiful place but I'm glad to be home now.

Since I don't think a full description of the holiday will be particularly interesting to you guys, I shall
summarise it for you instead- using this poorly edited, though thoroughly entertaining collage:




in the corner you can see [left to right] my cousin- Katy, myself, and my sister- Mabel all looking smokin'


















All in all, it was amazing, and yeah you guys should visit there at some point, if you can. Also-- if you do go there you HAVE to visit the 'under the pier show' which is located on the pier and is full of one of a kind "slot machines" (?) and is hillarious. You can find their website here.

Other than that I haven't done all too much. Earlier today I went for a walk (well actually I had to get home somehow, but I seem like a better person if I imply I did it volentarily). I decided to try to appreciate where I live a little more; you know- if you live in an area for a long time you get so used to it you don't notice things about what's around you anymore. So I decided to try and do the whole 'be a tourist in your own town' thing that numerous lifestyle magazines etc. have been praising (? I guess). In a marginally less bad collage- here is the result:

 


Sometimes I forget about how stunning that part of the walk is, and from these photos it looks pretty impressive. So I think that that experiment was successful. Of course- as much as I trust you guys- I don't want to tell you where I live, but these photos were taken were taken between the Eastleigh and Winchester section of the river Itchen. The walks along the Itchen are all pretty impressive, and the water is beautiful- you can even swim in some sections- which is heavenly in the summer.



And there's the song of the post ^^. JJAMZ are so under appreciated and we need to change that.

See ya,
Flo x


Thursday, 3 April 2014

The happy list

Hey again my beautiful friends,

Sorry for leaving you with no update for a month or so- I have my year 8 exams after the easter holidays in a couple of weeks so have been doing lots of procrastinating revising. Also, I have to choose my GSCE options pretty soon which has been rather stressful... generally life has just been too much and it's annoying me.

Therefore, due to the afformentioned build up of stress, along with gaining inspiration from some super masterposts on tumblr- I now present:
The definative list of dealing with life generally (aka I like finding cute things and am using this as an excuse to force them upon you). (Though I hope this helps if you're feeling less than great).


















- if you're bored 
- find some cool books to read
- nothing can be sad if you have strong eyeliner game trust me
- a brownie in a mug recipe that's in my favourites tab for emergencies
- a website where you can watch anime for free  
- a program that blocks websites for certain amounts of time so you can clear your mind
- coffee shop soundtrack (no, actually)
- find new funky jamz
- make a flower crown so you can be tumblr
- another person's happiness guide
- poke some cats
- nutella hot chocolate :3
- get a hug
- pretty words 
- emo games because you're probably an angsty teen 
- calming manatees 
- livestream of the ocean
- play the guitar in 10 hours and be a punk rock god/ goddess/ whateveress
- a playlist of songs to sing along to too loudly
- things to draw
- more things to draw
- simple happiness 
- how to love yourself (because you should, you're great)
- compliments 

There you go, sorry it's not that long- but I wanted to find things that I thought were genuinly awesome and had time to check out other than random, impersonal links.

Again, I really hope this could help cheer you up or just make your day slightly better, though if you ever feel bad you're completely able to email me prettylittlethingstodo@gmail.com and I'll try my best to make you smile. Seriously, I love all of you guys who take the effort to read my mainly off-topic, ramble-y writing and genuinly hope you're happy.

Ugh, I'm so cheesy I know.

I really love you guys, and I'm sorry about being an unreliable poop (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧
Flo Jo x

P.S the song of the post:
*Marina is such a babe gosh*


Saturday, 22 March 2014

Makeup looks || Inspired by Monster High*

Hey!

~Before I begin this post I want to point out that I am in no way whatsoever good at makeup, so maybe take this post as more of a 'guideline' than an actual tutorial on how to do your makeup. If you want to apply makeup well, don't do it like me! (and have a look around on Youtube)~

Today I'm going to show you some cool makeup looks inspired by the new Monster High movie: Frights, Camera, Action (which is now available on DVD- you can order it from amazon here)! Hopefully you can try to recreate some of these looks at home, they're very simple and I use extremely cheap makeup- it doesn't even need to be a specific brand- find anything you can from magazines, steal from your mum's room (please don't), use pound shop stuff. Honestly, anything.

So, first of all: here's the makeup I use throughout these looks (kind of sorted into categories for each of the monsters, but I mixed it up a bit.






















































from left corner, clockwise: makeup palette (general), Lagoona's makeup, Draculaura's makeup, Ellisabat's makeup, and general base makeup.









Lagoona Blue
*click here to view her on the monster high website*
I'm going to admit to being slightly in love with this monster- having still not grown out of my 'I wanna be a mermaid' phase, which I entered at the age of six. With the makeup I had I couldn't quite capture the brightness (especially on some of the eye makeup) of her look, but I hope you get the idea.
yes, I just have a dried starfish randomly in my room (??)

































For this look- first of all, (this applies to all the tutorials) you want to get a fully even covering. This may mean that you need to use more "base" makeup than you usually would, also if you feel like it- filling in your eyebrows might be a good idea. Especially if you're blonde and they're non existent as mine are, though as a general rule DON'T OVERDO IT. Nothing is worse than unnaturally painted on eyebrows (unless you're an expert and know what you're doing, unlike me).

Next, you essentially paint on eyeshadow colours in stripes. You want to start with the palest colour, in this case a coral-y pink, then a bright orange, and finally a darker purple. If you can, try to flick the purple out at the corner, by angling your eyeshadow brush.

For the eyeliner, I just used a cheap £1 Primark pencil... This may seem like a really weird trick but the only difference between quality and cheaper eyeliner pencils is that the cheap ones tend to be harder, therefore more uncomfortable to use. But you can easily fix this problem by breathing on the tip for 20 seconds (ish) and it's now soft and perfect! Trust me on this. I simply drew a line across the top lid and the outer edge of my lower waterline.

Then use any mascara you want to.

Finally I used a lipstick crayon to fully fill in my lips, then used a brown eyeliner to draw on some of Lagoona's distinctive freckles (this is totally optional but I've always wanted freckles anyway, and I thought it looked adorable).


Elissabat
*click here to view her on the monster high website*
This is quite a heavy look, that I don't think suits me all that much- but if you can carry it off good for you friend!

That last one... so totes 3mo



































If you're not a vampire princess purple lipstick is quite a task to carry of without looking like you've walked out of a 2005 music video, but it's an interesting look. And I think it looks quite like Elissabat...

First of all I put a white coat of eyeshadow, all the way up to my eyebrow, and a thin layer under my eye. Next I used a dark purple to draw a thin line across my upper lid, I also bought it around the corners of my eye.

Next I used an eyeliner pen to draw across my lid and add big flicks at the sides (the bigger the better, just make sure that it's even). I also went across the bottom a little bit and drew on two eyelashes in the lower corner (think '60s).

Finally I added the darkest lipstick I could find (apart from black, because, please never do that), which was a deep purple colour, which I mixed with a little red.

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Okay guys, I hope that you found this useful!

Thanks to Universal Pictures UK and Claire's Accessories I have some awesome monster high stuff to give away- two readers can win a DVD of Monster High: Frights, Camera, Action!

To enter, just answer some questions in this givaway, and there you go! *Also psst following me on twitter gets you extra points aka a higher chance of winning ;)*

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Claire's is also running a competition, where you can submit pictures of yourself as a monster high character- maybe you can use some ideas from this post!  www.facebook.com/ClairesEurope?brand_redir=1

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Finally, as always here's the song of the post-





It was used in the Frozen trailer, and if that's not good enough proof of a good song for you, I don't know what is....

Thank you, as always, for reading
Flo x