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june update

This month passed a little bit slower than the rest, but it still ended sooner than I expected it to!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– GOT MY NINTENDO 3DS XL

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I’ve been wanting a 3DS XL for a very, very long time, and I finally got one this month!

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– FINISHED MY EXAMS FOR ANOTHER YEAR

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I’m really proud of how I composed myself for these exams, and I’m feeling much more confident for my exams next year!

3. What books did you read?

– AN ABUNDANCE OF KATHERINES BY JOHN GREEN

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I’ve had this book sitting on my shelf for at least a year, but I’d never had a chance to read it. So I started reading it this month, and I’m quite enjoying it so far!

4. What movies did you watch?

– THE FAULT IN OUR STARS

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I loved the book, so it was obvious that I was going to love the film. I welled up, many times.

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– STORAGE HUNTERS

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I’ve always loved this show, but I’ve just become obsessed with it this month!

6. What games did you play?

– ANIMAL CROSSING NEW LEAF

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I’m aware that I’m very late to the party, but I’ve become so obsessed with this game! I love everything about it!

7. What food did you try and love?

– ONION BAGELS

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I’d had onion bagels before, but this month I discovered a new found love for them!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– AUSSIE THREE MINUTE MIRACLE FOR DAMAGED HAIR, REVLON LIPSTICK IN BLACK CHERRY AND PROVOKE TOUCH OF SILVER SHAMPOO

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A large portion of my hair has been bleached, so I need to treat it quite regularly to avoid split ends. I’ve been using the Aussie Three Minute Miracle treatment as though it’s a conditioner, and it’s really improved the condition of my hair (plus it smells incredible!). I’ve been wanting to invest in a nice dark lipstick for a short while now, and I found this Revlon Lipstick in Black Cherry whilst looking for one online. Although the lasting power isn’t very good, the colour is beautiful, and I think that it really suits my skin tone. Because my hair is naturally dark brown, it turned a slightly brassy colour after I had it bleached. I’ve been using the Provoke Touch of Silver Shampoo for a few months now, and it’s really helped even out my hair colour.

9. What was your favourite song?

– DON’T BY ED SHEERAN

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I fell in love with this song after hearing a snippet from it on an advert.

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– ANIMAL CROSSING NINTENDO 3DS XL

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I’ve been playing on this non stop since it arrived from Germany!

– thetechnicolourllama

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may update 2014

This year is flying by, and we’re already in June!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– HALF TERM HOLIDAYS

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I know it’s becoming repetitive that I choose the holiday as the best part of my month, but holidays have been very important to me lately, because of how stressful school has been.

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– FINISHED HALF OF MY EXAMS

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I’ve been pretty worried for my exams, considering that they count for a large percentage of my final grade, but they went really well, and I’m very happy with how I’ve done!

3. What books did you read?

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Unfortunately, because I’ve been really busy this month, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything.

4. What movies did you watch?

– SPIRITED AWAY

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This is such a wonderful film, and I think every Disney fan should watch it, even if you’ve never heard of Studio Ghibli!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– GAME OF THRONES

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After years of putting it off, I’ve finally gotten around to watching the infamous Game Of Thrones, and I’m completely hooked already!

6. What games did you play?

– FARM VILLE 2 COUNTRY ESCAPE

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I have no shame.

7. What food did you try and love?

– EGG SALAD

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I’ve never really enjoyed egg salad, but this month, I was completely converted!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– LUSH STRAWBERRY FEELS FOREVER MASSAGE BAR, THE BODY SHOP PASSION FRUIT SHOWER GEL AND LUSH PINK FUN

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I’ve always loved Lush Massage Bars, so I decided to buy their new strawberries and cream scented bar! It smells absolutely divine and really helps my keratosis pilaris, but if you don’t like having to wait a while for the oil to sink into the skin, I would not recommend this product! I’m a huge fan of The Body Shop, and love the other products in their passion fruit range, so I decided to try this! It smells wonderful, and I really love it! I’ve always known about Fun from Lush, but have never tried it, so I decided to try it this month! I really like the smell, but I have to admit that it unfortunately does dry the skin out quite a lot.

9. What was your favourite song?

– ALL I WANT BY KODALINE

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I love Kodaline, so it was inevitable that I was going to love this song!

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– LUSH HANDY GURUGU

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Lush sent me this wonderful little pot of cream for free with one of my orders earlier on in the month, and I really love it!

– thetechnicolourllama


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This month has flown by, but it was nice to have some time off.

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– EASTER HOLIDAYS

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Last term was pretty stressful, so it was really nice to have a break.

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– FINALLY GOT GLASSES

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I’ve needed glasses for a while, but I’ve never had the chance to go for an eye test. Thankfully, I made some time to have an eye test this month, and I’ll be getting my glasses next week!

3. What books did you read?

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Unfortunately, because I’ve been really busy this month, I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything this month.

4. What movies did you watch?

– THE THREE MUSKETEERS

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I saw this was being aired on tv earlier this month, so I decided to watch it, and I really enjoyed it!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– THE CLEVELAND SHOW

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I’ve always loved Family Guy, but never really taken much notice of The Cleveland Show. It was being aired quite often before Family Guy this month, so I decided to watch it a few times, and I actually quite enjoyed it!

6. What games did you play?

– DISCO ZOO

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This game was recommended to me by a friend earlier this month, and needless to say, I’ve become addicted.

7. What food did you try and love?

– LAKSA

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Laksa is a spicy asian noodle soup, and even though I love asian food, for some reason I’ve never tried laksa. I tried it for the first time this month, and absolutely loved it!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– RIMMEL RITA ORA NAIL POLISH IN LOSE YOUR LINGERIE, VICTORIA’S SECRET FRAGRANCE MIST IN AMBER ROMANCE AND MAYBELLINE BROW DRAMA SCULPTING MODEL

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I’ve been looking for the perfect pastel pink nail polish for a while now, and I found this one while out shopping! It’s a really lovely colour and it compliments my skin tone really well! I bought this Victoria’s Secret Fragrance Mist a few months ago, but never really fell in love with it until this month! It smells sweet, but not sickly, and I really love it! I’ve wanted a brow mascara for a few months, and found this one online! It works really well, and doesn’t make my eyebrows feel crispy!

9. What was your favourite song?

– YELLOW MADNESS BY MIGHTY MIKE

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I found this song on Tumblr a few months ago, and rediscovered it this month! I love Coldplay and Muse, so this is the perfect mashup.

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– MAKEUP

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Unfortunately, I didn’t buy anything other than a few little makeup items this month.

– thetechnicolourllama


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The year is flying by and another month has passed again!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– TRIP TO LEEDS

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This month, I went on a school trip to Leeds to do some shopping and watch Of Mice and Men in the West Yorkshire Playhouse, and I really enjoyed it!

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– STARTED READING AGAIN

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I haven’t had a chance to sit down and read anything for a long time, and I’m glad I finally made some time to get back into reading.

3. What books did you read?

– THE FAULT IN OUR STARS AND LOOKING FOR ALASKA (AGAIN)

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In celebration of The Fault in Our Stars movie being released in June, I decided to read two of my all time favourites again.

4. What movies did you watch?

– BLADES OF GLORY

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I watched this film one night as it was being shown on BBC3, and thought it was really funny!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– Chi’s Sweet Home

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I stumbled across this anime on Crunchyroll one day, and I’m so glad I did! This is such a cute little show!

6. What games did you play?

– LEAGUE OF LEGENDS

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After having the game recommended to me by a few friends, I finally downloaded and played it. I have a lot of learning left to do, but in time I think it will become a really enjoyable game!

7. What food did you try and love?

– YO!SUSHI PRAWN YAKISOBA

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One word; Delicious.

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– THE BODY SHOP ALMOND SHOWER GEL, THE BODY SHOP MADAGASCAN VANILLA FLOWER BODY MIST AND CLINIQUE TAKE THE DAY OFF CLEANSING BALM

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I’ve always loved sweet almond scents, and I’m a big fan of The Body Shop’s Almond Hand and Nail cream, so I decided to order the Almond Shower Gel online! It smells delicious, makes my skin feel soft and doesn’t irritate my skin! I’ve wanted a replacement for my Vanilla Body Mist as it’s almost empty, so I decided to buy the Madagascan Vanilla Flower Body Mist to match the Perfume Oil I bought in the same scent. I absolutely love it! I’ve wanted a new cleanser for a long time, as I never really liked my Cetaphil cleanser much, so I decided to try this cleansing balm, and I’m so glad I did! It takes all of my makeup off with ease and makes my skin feel really smooth!

9. What was your favourite song?

– GAME OF THRONES COVER BY PETER HOLLENS AND LINDSEY STIRLING

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I’ve been loving A’capella recently, so I’ve been replaying this cover all month!

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– LUSH EASTER RANGE

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I absolutely love sweet scents, so when Lush released their Easter range this month, I quickly rushed out and bought some of the products!

– thetechnicolourllama


february update collage

The second month of the year has flown by again and I’ve been very busy this month!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– HALF TERM HOLIDAY

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Even though I was ill at the beginning of the holiday, it was really nice to get a break from school to relax.

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– FINISHED FIRST ROUND OF MOCK EXAMS

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I had four full days of exams this month, and it really drained my energy, but I’m glad that I managed to get through them.

3. What books did you read?

– WINNIE THE POOH FAVOURITE STORIES BY A.A. MILNE

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Winnie the Pooh was one of my favourite franchises as a child and I’ve had this book on my shelf as a keepsake for a long time, but I’ve never had the chance to read much of it. I read a couple of the stories in it this month and it felt so nostalgic to read stories from my childhood along side some beautiful little illustrations by Ernest H. Shepard.

4. What movies did you watch?

I didn’t have the chance to watch any new movies this month because of my exams, but I did buy The Hangover 3 a couple of weeks ago so I’ll be watching that soon!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– SUMMER HEIGHTS HIGH

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I’ve wanted to watch this series for a while, and I’m so glad I did.

6. What games did you play?

– FALL OUT BIRD

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Fall Out Boy came out with an homage to Flappy Bird this month, and I’ve been playing it religiously ever since.

7. What food did you try and love?

– PIZZA HUT GLUTEN FREE PIZZA

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I found out that I’m gluten sensitive this month (especially to bread and pizza) so I’ve decided to abstain from eating gluten rich foods for a while. Therefore, I wanted to try Pizza Hut’s gluten free option and I was skeptical that it wasn’t going to taste as nice as their regular pizza, but I was not disappointed. I could barely tell any difference in taste between their gluten free and regular pizza!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– URBAN DECAY NAKED 3 PALETTE, L’ORÉAL BUTTERFLY MASCARA AND MARTY MAGIC BRONZE EAR CUFF

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I finally bought the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette this month and I am completely in love! The eyeshadows are highly pigmented and blend beautifully! I’ve been trying to find a mascara that doesn’t clump up my incredibly thick lashes for the past few years, and I think I’ve finally found it. The L’Oréal Butterfly Mascara separates my lashes perfectly without applying too much product. I’ve wanted a Marty Magic Ear Cuff for the past year or so and I’ve finally bought one! I bought the Bronze Rose Ear Cuff which fits my ear nicely and doesn’t cause too much discomfort after wearing it for a long time.

9. What was your favourite song?

– DEATH VALLEY BY FALL OUT BOY

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Fall Out Boy have well and truly mastered the art of making a song stick in your head for a very long time.

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– LIZ LISA FLEECE

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I’ve wanted to buy something from Japanese clothing brand Liz Lisa for at least six months now, and I’ve finally had enough spare money to do so! I’m absolutely in love with this fleece and I’m pretty sure I’m going to be wearing it for the rest of my life! (Thank you to RobotKitty for the wonderful service!)

– thetechnicolourllama


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We’re almost a month into the new year already and time is flying by!

1. What was the best thing that happened to you this month?

– NEW BUNNY

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I’ve wanted another bunny to keep Bambi company for a few months, and this month I finally adopted my new bunny, Pip! (I’ll post about him soon)

2. What did you do this month that made you feel proud of yourself?

– CAUGHT UP WITH OLD WORK

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I had a lot of work that I needed to catch up with, and I’ve finally done that this month!

3. What books did you read?

– OF LIONS AND UNICORNS BY MICHAEL MORPURGO

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I received a hardback version of this book for Christmas, as Michael Morpurgo is one of my all time favourite authors, and I’ve absolutely fallen in love with it! I haven’t read it all, but I’ve read one of the many stories in it, and I think it’s a truly wonderful keepsake!

4. What movies did you watch?

– HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

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I haven’t quite finished watching it yet, but I love what I’ve watched so far! Studio Ghibli movies are slowly creeping up into my Top Ten List!

5. What tv shows did you watch?

– THE WALKING DEAD

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This is definitely not a new show for me, but due to some spare time, I’ve flown through Season Two this month, and it’s safe to say my emotions are in tatters. (This also explains my prominent lack of sleep this month!)

6. What games did you play?

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I really need to buy myself some new games this year, because I haven’t played anything in months!

7. What food did you try and love?

– TARTAR SAUCE

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For some reason, tartar sauce has just never really appealed to me, but upon trying it again this month, I’ve fallen in love!

8. What were your favourite fashion/beauty items?

– MUA SHEER FINISH LIP GLOSS IN HAPPY DAYS, LUSH CELEBRATE BODY LOTION AND MAC EYESHADOW IN SWISS CHOCOLATE

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 I received the MUA Sheer Gloss from a friend for Christmas after wanting to try them for a long time, and I’ve completely fallen in love! It’s not sticky, it doesn’t dry, and the colours are beautiful! I got a sample of the Lush Celebrate Body Lotion when I was shopping there a few weeks ago, and I absolutely love it! It’s so moisturising, and I’m almost certain that I’ll be purchasing the full size (Once I’ve gone through the copious amounts of other Body Lotion I was given for Christmas, that is!). I bought a MAC Eyeshadow palette a few months ago, and Swiss Chocolate was one of the colours in the palette. It’s the perfect crease colour for a slightly smokier eye, it blends beautiful and it doesn’t make my eyes puffy!

9. What was your favourite song?

– HIGH HOPES BY KODALINE

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For some reason, this song just makes me feel ridiculously emotional, and I think it’s so beautiful.

10. What did you buy/What were you given?

– A BAMBI HOODIE

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One of my best friends instantly thought of me when she saw this, so she bought it for me as a belated Christmas present! It’s so cuddly!

– thetechnicolourllama


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With a new year comes a fresh start, and a brand new set of blog posts!

1. What is you New Year’s Resolution?

– To lose more weight

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2. What is one thing you would like to have achieved by 2015?

– I would have liked to set up my new blog, and possibly start making YouTube videos again.

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3. What would you like to buy yourself in this year’s January sales?

– A new perfume!

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4. Where would you like to go on holiday this year?

– I’d really love to go to Tokyo, but realistically, I’d like to go to France again!

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5. Where were you on New Year’s Eve?

– At home with my family, watching the fireworks!

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6. What has changed so far this year?

– We have a new family member! (I’ll be posting about him soon)

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7. Do you have anything major planned for the New Year?

– I’m setting up a brand new blog!

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8. Are you going to have a Spring Clean?

-Yes, definitely!

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9. What would you liked for your birthday/Christmas this year?

– Either a new camera or a laptop!

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10. What tv shows/movies are you excited to watch and what books are you excited to read this year?

– I’d like to start getting into anime more, so I’d like to watch and read Sailor Moon, and watch some more Studio Ghibli films!

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– thetechnicolourllama