Monday, 7 December 2015


Sunday, 22 November 2015


"Beauty is about living your life and being happy with yourself inside and out and not worrying about what people think of you"
So, bullying isn't usually a topic I speak about on my blog, or in real life in fact. However, I recently stumbled upon Treaclemoon, whose ambition is is to spread awareness to stamp out bullying and also increase self-belief. After researching and asking for more information it soon became apparent to me that actually, this was something I couldn't not feature here on my blog. It was the quote "true beauty comes from the heart" that particularly sparked my interest. However much I love the idea of makeup and fashion, a persons truest beauty will always come from the inside, their personality. Which is why both myself and Treaclemoon believe it is absolutely vital that each person is confident enough to be them self no matter what.
Being a teenage girl in today's generation I know as well as the next young person how difficult it is to confidently express your true self, especially with the pressure from social media. There is always going to be that fear of being judged or even worse, bullied. In reality though, the only people who are going to judge you are those who are too scared to express their own true selves. Although it can be scary at first to be your true self; you're unique and you have every right express that. I can't stress enough how important it is for you to be yourself. All of us are special in our own little way and that is exactly what makes us us.
Treaclemoon are also an official charity sponsor of BulliesOut. They help to provide information to young people while also helping them to recognise their self-worth and potential to ensure them of a positive future. If they sound like they'd be any help at all to you, don't hesitate to get in-touch and seek advise. Just as Treaclemoon believe, having the confidence to #beyou is so very important.
If you want to get involved and help change the lives of other young people you can: post on Treaclemoon's Facebook or Twitter page the most inspiring quite you know/can make up (be sure to use the hashtag #BEYOU). Or, post on their Facebook or Instagram an image that you feel celebrates yourself (again, be sure to use you hashtag). Or you could check out the #BEYOU shop, where all profit goes to BulliesOut.

Thursday, 20 August 2015


DISCLAIMER: I am not writing this blog post to show off or make anyone else feel bad. I'm simply writing this because a) I've never been more proud of myself as this is my first ever set of qualifications and b) I enjoy finding out how well other people have done and I'm so happy for everybody, even people I don't know haha!

In my school the majority of people have the opportunity to gain 8 GCSE's, however as I was considered a 'brighter' student in year 9 I was forced to take 'Triple Science' which is essentially taking all three sciences separately: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This also meant I had to take 3 exams for each science at the end of year 11, whereas those who took 'Double Science' only had to take 1 exam for each science at the end of year 10 and 1 exam for each science at the end of year 11. In case that was a little bit confusing all it means is that I (as a Triple Scientist) took 3 extra science exams but had the opportunity to gain 3 separate qualifications from it, i.e. a qualification in Biology, another qualification in Chemistry and another qualification in Physics. This meant I had the opportunity to gain 10 qualifications overall.

I am absolutely over the moon with getting a B in maths. Although my predicted grade changed from a B to an A I knew with the stress from all other exams (I had 20 exams in total) that I wasn't going to quite be able to push myself that far if I wanted to stay on top of my game in all my other subjects. I do really enjoy maths though and am taking Statistics next year as an AS Level.

Biology - A
Again, I was completely over the moon with an A in Biology, as a week before my first biology exam I received a mock exam back that I only scored a D on and literally had to leave the room because I was so heart broken and was basically having a panic attack. It turns out that within that week I got my ass into gear as I got an a* in the exam that I previously got a D in! In the two other biology exams I got a B and an A and In my course work I got an A, meaning I got an A overall.

Chemistry - B
I was mostly amazed at myself for managing to achieve a B in Chemistry, as if you did the C3 exam then you'll know how difficult it was! Which is probably why I got an E on it... WHOOPS! That doesn't matter though because on the two other exams I got B's and an A on my course work, leading to a B overall.

Physics - B
Again, I had prepared myself for the absolute worst in physics and was SO surprised when I came out with a B! Just like Chemistry I got an E on the final exam (P3), but on the other two exams I got B's and an A* on my course work, leading to a B overall - which I'm super happy about as I really thought I'd failed Chemistry and Physics all together.

French - B
Although I am really pleased with getting a B in French, I know I could have easily got an A... Over the course of year 10 and 11 I had got an A* for writing and an A for speaking. When it came down to my actual exams I slipped up a bit. I got an A in reading but completely failed listening and got a U. Oh well, I still got a B overall which I am still very pleased with.

English Literature - A
I took English Lit in year 10 and got an A which I was extremely proud of (and still am). I got FULL MARKS in my controlled assessment, and an A* for the exam on the poems, however I got a B on the other exam so got an A overall - which is obviously still amazing.

English Language - A
I have to admit I was a tad disappointed when I didn't get an A*, but only because I had got an A* in my CA's and I had previously got an A* in a mock exam. Nevertheless, I am still extremely happy with an A and am taking English Lit/Lang next year!

Media Studies - A* 
WOOOH!! This was the main exam I wanted to do well in and I absolutely smashed it. I got an A* in both my CA's and exam and I couldn't be happier. I cannot wait to take it next year!

Geography - B
Considering the fact I used to take foundation papers in Geography I am really proud of myself for getting a B. At the same time I am a little disappointed as I actually got an A in my CA and one of my exams and a B in the other exam but still came out with a B overall. Oh well; I'm still really proud of myself.

Psychology - A
Again, I am absolutely over the moon with getting an A in Psychology, especially as I'm taking it next year. I got 2 A's and 1 A* in my exams. I knew getting an A* was close to impossible with the grade boundaries being SO CLOSE and SO HIGH, so an A for me is truly amazing!

So, Overall I got 1A*, 4A's & 5B's and I couldn't be more proud of myself! I'd LOVE to know what you got so be sure to leave a comment, thank you!