30/05/2015

A work in progress- My Initital Thoughts ♡


i'm naming this my initial thoughts due to the fact that as i sit here composing this little post i am in the secluded environment of nature, the great outdoors if you will... But on the decking of my caravan. But hey, its still in the lake district therefor it is outside in the 'great outdoors', no?

Anyway, back to the point- Initial thoughts. I began the book A work in progress at 3pm on may 29th. I sit here writing this post at 6:14pm on may 29th. I finished the memoir A work in progress by Connor Franta on this same day at 6:01, exactly 13 minutes prior to be infusing my thoughts into real typed words and sentences , putting them into structure i.e this post.

I know what you may be thinking. 'Jenny your obsessed! Your only saying all of this because you met him and you love him and blah blah blah...' Which of course is true. I did, and i cried and shook and asked him if he was real. Which in fact he was as i felt in the best hug i had ever received. Yes Connor Franta is the worlds best hugger.
I read this book sat in a secluded forest all alone on top of a children's play tree house, sounds creepy i know but i promise it wasn't like that
It was peaceful. a warm summers afternoon with a beautifully written book and the song of the summers wind to keep me occupied.
I don't wish to call This piece of work a book, because i believe it is much more than that, its just disguised as book. It holds the uppermost thoughts & feelings that most can relate to, yet are too afraid to share. It discusses various heart warming topic such as family and childhood but it speaks about anxiety and what its really like to be a teenager in this generation , crying yourself to sleep some nights because of the way, not how others perceive you, but the way you yourself perceive yourself. 
Did i say yourself too much then?  
Oh well.
It explains how you can see the world differently and begin to accept and acknowledge the beauty that truly surrounds us. 
Its not just a memoir, its a piece of writing that has opened my eyes to envision the world around me in a clearer way.
My first thoughts when looking at this book was the presentation. Its Connor on paper, so artist and different , not afraid to be unique, its artistic and beautiful, not just by the layout, the font , the use of newspaper trimmings and Polaroid images that show the beauty. 
Its the words, the way its written. You know when you pick up a book and no matter how good the plot is unless its written a certain way you don't really connect. Its written in a way in which is undesirable. its as if your talking to him. its friendly yet sophisticated. True , yet professional. Relatable and understandable.
This book brought me to tears several times; once due to pride of everything he has achieved as not only a person but also in helping me as a person seeing the world at a different angle due to his words, it brought me to tears due to the fondness he shows through it , he brought me to tears of laughter, he brought me to tears for feeling sorry for aspects his past, and then laughing at the things he did in childhood. But i think the first one is most important. Pride, he has done so much at 21. Its an inspiring story, from saving lives, literally, to fights with his siblings. The fact he does not take one bit take his fame for granted and stays so cool and collected without going down the road of drugs and depression alike some other known names in this day and age.
 He is happy, and the message all the way through this book shows he wants the same for everyone else. 
The best chapter from my perspective was 'The long road to me' . I'm not going to say why as i feel it would ruin the experience.
I shall leave you with this quote from earlier in the memoir a work in progress By Connor Franta  -

'the future is both unknown and unseen - you're trying to control the invisible.'

29/05/2015

May favourites // Meeting Connor Franta ♡


So yes its been a while, but hey I'm back!!!
I've been very very busy recently, with all the stuff that comes with approaching the end of your first year of Gcse's and finalising my decision on top of rehearsals for Little shop of horrors in which i will be in with my school at our local theatre, its all been a little bit hectic.
So here if you will i present you all with my May favourites.
If you follow me on twitter or instagram ( links at the side :p) you will know i went to a thing recently. This has made my year. And yep you'll most all know that I Jennifer Laura Higgins MET CONNOR FRANTA!!!!!!!!
I'm still in shock. However, alike at least 50 people in the arndale centre you won't have a clue who Connor Franta is. I cannot count the amount of times me and my friends had to explain that he was a youtuber, and yes people can make money of youtube, and yes he makes videos about his life and we watch them religiously, and yes all 300 queueing here are here to see him. It was amazing. Here's how it went : A brief description i wrote around 30 minutes after meeting him- (unedited) 
He was genuinely so sweet like I only had 20 seconds with him but he was like 'hey how's life' giggling to himself being all cute and I was like just shaking stunned and then I went 'c.c.connor!?' And he look at me sideways an looked at me and went 'yeah' and smiled really cutely and I went 'are are you real' and he was like 'yeah feel' and pulled me in for a hug and went 'can you smell me' laughing and I was shaking so he hugged me tighter and he smelt so good and he was so cute and small and his teeth were REALLY white and straight. it was perfect.
P.s. i know the pictures are blurred my friend was being pushed out of the way by security.

 Okay *calms self down again* back to blogger mode ( i don't know if that's a thing or... but i like it so if its not, i just made it one.) Another thing i have been loving this month is Rufus, I can't remember if I've already shared this with you all but after buying my fake penny board ( Evie) i decided i wanted a real one so, whilst in London i hopped my self onto the underground and bought my self a real one. AND ITS SO MUCH BETTER! If you want a penny board comparison / Q & A type thing let me know via twitter or the comments below :) 

3RD FAVE is obviously the sun. Big up to Britain for finally realising what the term 'summer' means. Cant thank you enough Mr sunshine. Loving you a lot this month.
 Here's a awful picture that I'm sure my dad will hate me for of us missing the sun as the weather promised to be sunny but turned out Lake Coniston in about 10'c weather leaves you LITERALLY BLUE!

And last but not least are these Grey converse i am wearing, they are really comfortable and were only like £10 as the rest of the price was covered by vouchers i won at school for being a perfectly well behaved student - hard to believe right ?

Also - sidenote- HAS ANYONE SEEN THE PREVIEWS OF THE DISNEY AND VANS COLLABORATION?!?! I'm already saving up. so be prepared for reviews of lots of that !


09/05/2015

Hair Care Tips & Tricks #1

Hey guys, so today I'm going to be telling you how to keep your hair healthy and also some tips on how to grow it. I'm also thinking about making this a series??
Okay so lets face it, we've all tried to grow our hair out like Rapunzel, or the typical tumblr girl and cut it all off half way through as it seems pretty much impossible! When i was around 8 up until the age of 12 i had an extremely short bob cut, we are talking earlobe length, and ever since I've been trying to grow it out. I've literally tried everything that didn't involve taking crazy pills! So here's the best things I've used that have actually worked and helped me grow my bob out to bra strap length (around 9 inches in 2 and a half years, which for the rate my hair grows at is a miracle in itself!).

1. Patience, hair takes a very very very long time to grow. Theres no magic remedy to get you healthy shiny long locks over night, or in a month for that matter! if you quit half way through and cut it all off, your not going to accomplish anything. When growing your hair, patience is your best friend.

2. Get your hair healthy! When your hair is damaged, not only will it take ages to grow, it will look bad and you will have to cut it short in order to get it healthy!

3.Make sure you aren't over-washing your hair, over washing your hair can lead to your hair being damaged. Wash your hair around every 3 days, if you (like me) have curly hair you can usually get away with your hair not having to be washed for 5-6 days.

5. Reduce or stop using heat on your hair! find other ways to style it, try a messy bun, a fishtail braid etc.. Using heat damages your hair. In fact, I've not used a hair dryer in 8 weeks and have only straightened it once in the past 7 weeks!

6. Try not to put your hair in tight pony tails or high up hairstyles as it will cause your hair to break and not want to grow.

7. Experiment with different shampoos and hair products as sometimes the reason your hair isn't growing is because it isn't being washed with things that suit it. For example, if you share shampoo with house mates or a family member, remember that everyone has different hair types and if you have dry hair and are using products for oily hair, its just going to get dryer!

I haven't included all my tips as I'm considering making this an on going series, what do you think?
Have you got long hair?
What do you do to keep your hair healthy?

I hope you liked this post, as its a bit different to my usual stuff, but I'm always trying to get good tips so i thought i'd share mine with you all!!!


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