Sunday, 19 February 2012

My life

Hi guys sorry its been a while between posts but I was struggerling to think of what to write and now have multiple posts lined up. Although this is my blog and I do in many ways write it for myself I was wondering if people would like to see a mixture of posts about the many topics in my life or a focus more on my obsessions A) Fashion & make up B) Medicine okay maybe medicine comes 1st right now but I don’t wanna come across as a complete geek anyway I’ve got three posts lined up 

1) Pictures from mine and bfs trip to Liverpool + tour of anfield
2) Some product reviews
3)A little peak into my world with a GAMSAT essay 

I’m going to start with the GAMSAT essay for those of you who don’t know GAMSAT is an admissions test used by some universities for admission to graduate medical programs. This is a degree in medicine for those who already have an undergraduate degree in another subject.
Section 2 require the candidate to write an essay based around a collection of quotes, I’ve included an example below, now for those that haven’t done GAMSAT its horrid and currently the bain of my life (The reason im in tracksuit bottoms something I never ever ever wear). HOWEVER to make matters worse you aint marked on the content rather the way you write the essay arghhhhh runs and hide can I please just have an essay on make up or fashion or even a marked essay on medicine pleaseeeeeeeeeeeee someone save me...........runs and hides under the piles of shoes she needs to find a home for. 

The example for those that are interested

“If all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn’t be enough to go around.”
Christina Stead
“Endless money forms the sinews of war.”
“The only way not to think about money is to have a great deal of it.”
Edith Wharton
“Money was never a big motivation for me, except as a way to keep score. The real excitement is playing the game.”
Donald Trump
“A large income is the best recipe for happiness I ever heard of.”
Jane Austen
“Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.”
Groucho Marx
Is money the route of all evil

My essay 

“Money money money lets be funny, it’s a rich man’s world” is such an iconic phrase that is ingrained in into the hearts and minds of millions, yet I ask the question whether money is something to be treasured or detested. Money can buy many things which we as humans view as essential such as food shelter and to a degree happiness, it can also be used for purpose which destroy families such as alcohol, drugs and guns. It is something we all want and something we all need however do many of us truly understand its destructive potential. 

Walking through the streets of any major streets it’s clear to see area where money is in abundance (financial districts) and where money is in short supply (soup kitchens) yet many of us fail to stop and consider the true reason for these differences. In many cases it’s not money alone which has lead to some amazing great wealth while others are forced to beg for basic food rather a chance connection of multiple opportunities or hardships combined force a person into the life we are witnessing. Therefore it is possible to argue that money alone is a harmless commodity it is what we do with it that counts. 

As highlighted by the author Christina Stead “if all the rich people in the world divided up their money among themselves there wouldn’t be enough to go around” this quote focus on the negative aspects of wealth highlighting that for some money is so significant they fail to realise how much or how lucky they are leading to greed and deprivation. The world only has limited wealth therefore if a few individual continue to collect massive amounts of this wealth individual with less start to suffer; many people argue that it is greed for this wealth be it in the form of currency or goods such as oil which has lead to multiple conflicts as addressed by Cicero.

We must not forget the positive aspects of money and wealth as examined by Groucho Marx “money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything money is handy”. The author clearly highlights the ability of those with money to detach themselves from doing mundane tasks and concentrate on things which matter be that leisure or in some cases scientific discovery. Without this free time it is possible to question whether any of the great discovery of the modern day would have been made, i we consider a world without money to pay farmers to grow our food, engineers to keep the gas flowing or doctors to keep us healthy would we not be still living of the land around us instead of visiting the moon and fighting cancer?

In conclusion as highlighted by the many great individuals quoted money can be both a negative aspect of society, a way of keeping track of what we have achieved and a way of giving us time to do the things that matter. Therefore I conclude that although money can be implicated in many conflicts and hardships it is an essential factor of modern life, one of many that allowed us to the build the world which we all take for granted.

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Weekend loves


1. Black smart playsuit (£40) riverisland
2.Mac 187 (£32.50)
3. Vera wang night princess (£34 at Debenhams)
4. Pink mini convertible (£12,000)
5. Pink bikni (top £17, bottums £ 10) Riverisland
6. Cover up (Ruffle playsuit £17) Riverisland 

I’m currently in love with Riverisland which is weird for me as usually its overpriced rubbish in my eyes however this year I could buy the store

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Nailene Calcium Gel nails

Hey guys Im going to attempt to review they nailene calcium Gel tip kit which you can get at superdrug for £8.09 


This is a simple at home kit for acrylic French nail tips something that normally costs £25 a set at the salon. 


In the kit you get 40 tips, 20 in bright white French manicure and 20 in a clearer tip. These are attached to a backbone with the typical thin plastic which you twist. They do end up with a little bit of plastic attached to the top that is easily filed off with the boards provided. The tips are really thin which is great at preventing a bump in the nail once they are one. The tips do come in a variety of size however for my big fingers they weren’t the greatest fit.

You also get a gel overlay in a nail varnish type bottle that you use both to attach the nails and form the acrylic layer. Personally I used nail glue to attach the tips after 20minutes playing with the overlay and ending up with them falling back off. 

After applying the gel overlay you drop on 1-2 drops of the gel activator using the little dropper provided this then quickly set to form the hard layer. It recommend you apply a few layer of this mixture I personally used 3 which is enough to build it up to a smooth layer. 

Allow to dry and file to desired shape.

Review – the finish is ok tho ill report on that a little better when I’ve had a few attempts as my second hand does appear better than my first. Personally id have liked to have seen a bottle of nail glue in the kit to attach the nail tips which would have made the kit easier to apply than with the gel overlay which I just couldn’t do.