Sunday, 27 April 2014

Some Infinities Are Bigger Than Other Infinities ~ John Green

Hey Everyone!

So it's the end of my two week long Easter holidays. I had a brilliant fortnight just relaxing, going on Tumblr and Netflix and just generally re-charging my batteries. Unfortunately this blog post will be a little brief, mainly due to my inactivity for the past week.

The previous week has pretty much been a blur. I spent a few days outside (a miracle!) with my friends. On Wednesday I went to Penneys/Primark (A haul will be posted on my YouTube soon!) with my Mam to do some shopping for when I'm in the Gaeltacht. Afterwards I went down the town to meet up with my friend Nora. We went to Costa and caught up with how the holidays were going and what not.

Thursday was my friend Caítlín's 17th birthday! The weather was gorgeous so I walked down the town to meet up with everyone. We went to see The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (my second time seeing it, yay) which all of enjoyed as we're Marvel fans. We stayed for the bonus scene at the end of the movie, which left us fangirling as Jennifer Lawrence, affectionately known to us as J-Law was in said scene.

Afterwards we went to one of the local café's to meet up with a couple of more friends. We stayed there, chatting, gossiping and having fun. Soon afterwards we went walking around town and ended up drinking Frappuccino's in Costa. Soon however it was time to depart but it was a really enjoyable day, especially after not seeing everyone in so long.

I also got my hair cut that morning, which you can see below. I got a few inches cut off my hair so it feels a little strange getting used to shorter hair. My cousin was doing my hair, I literally shocked her when she realised that I'm eighteen in September! As I said, with great power comes great responsibility, something I'm not prepared for!

Friday was a relaxing day, after so much socialising you have to relax! I spent the day on Netflix. I've become slightly obsessed with 'American Horror Story' which is scarily addictive (a really bad pun I am sorry) I also bought some new books which I have become obsessed with. I've been buying lots of historical books recently, this time a biography about Michael Collins. We're studying Irish history in history at the moment so it's quite topical in class lately.

I'm also fangirling due to The Fault In Our Stars soundtrack being announced and some songs being released. I'm a huge fan of Kodaline (they're Irish) Birdy, Ed Sheeran and basically every artist on the soundtrack. My 'John Green Book Shrine'' has also been revamped, minus TFIOS, as a friend of mine is borrowing it at the moment.
My Week In Photos
A random still from my Penneys Haul video which will be uploaded soon! (And yes there is a filter on this photograph) 

Pretty flowers in the garden

Flowers in the garden

The John Green Book Shrine (minus TFIOS)

Some of the quotations in front of the John Green Book Shrine. 

Stay Strong, Happy & Fearless!
Aveen xx

Saturday, 19 April 2014

Easter, Selfies Beside Cars, Cinema Trips & Sunshine!

Hey Everyone!

It's the end of the first week of the Easter Holidays! Time flies when you're having fun. I decided to go back to the way I used to write blog posts, ie. The title was about some of the weird and random things I did in that week followed by corresponding photos. 

Earlier this week I was hanging out with my friend Grace, our videos are now on YouTube! However I took it easy for the rest of the week. Despite being a Fifth Year studying all my subjects at higher level, I was given no homework for the Easter, merely warned about how ''Next year you'll have so much work you won't have a minute to rest, enjoy this Easter'' Lovely parting words. 

I've basically spent the entire week on the internet, on Netflix and sleeping. Honestly, I really needed a week of just 'Me' time. The past few months have been quite tiring in school and the exhaustion was beginning to show both mentally and physically. However even just a few days away from my school books has made such a difference. 

On Thursday night I was with my parents and brother, and we spotted this utterly beautiful car in the car park, the Audi R8. Basically an Audi R8 is my dream car and I have only seen three of these cars in real life. One when I was thirteen, one in London last year and this one on Thursday (And we saw it again yesterday!) My brother and I both started fangirling and took selfies and photos beside it. We didn't touch the car, mainly because they're worth over 100,000 euros and also because it looked SO SHINY AND SLEEK. Sorry, got a little excited over the car again. 

I was doing some shopping with my Mam and came across the cutest things ever for Easter too. I bought a little set of ''Spring Lambs'' and a ''Tiny Talker'' toy lamb. I bought these in Tesco but I think they sold out pretty quickly. I love lambs (I have a little poster of a lamb in my room, they're so cute and fluffy) The talking lamb even baa's when you press its tummy, aww! 

Friday was simply a gorgeous day. The weather was fabulous. My brother and I brought my 4 year old cousin down to Tesco where the chocolate company Lindt had a roulette wheel set up and you won chocolate! My little cousin spun the wheel and I did too! I was like a little child when I was given the Lindt milk chocolate ducks.

Later on I went to the cinema to see 'The Amazing Spider Man 2'' which was released that day. I really enjoyed the film, particularly Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone (I ship it in real life and also on-screen) I will be honest, I was a little teary towards the end (Okay I may have shed a tear) However I really enjoyed the film. 

So today is Easter Saturday, and my Mam has given me my Easter eggs for tomorrow. I'll be writing another blog post in the next few days but for now, it's back to Netflix (and being irritated by my brother who keeps walking into my room and chatting approximately every five minutes, help me)

Posing beside the Audi R8!

The little lamb, so cute.

The Lindt chocolate ducks, quack!

''Am I really beside this car?!''

Stay Strong, Happy & Fearless!
Aveen xx

Thursday, 17 April 2014

A day in the life of AwkwardSprinkles!

Hey Everyone!

So Tuesday was an official AwkwardSprinkles day! (YAY!)

We met up at around 11.30am in town outside Boots (Where all the bloggers hang out, joking) and walked haphazardly around town. We went into various shops along on the way.

We sauntered up to the shopping centre and admired clothes in all the clothes shops (and cried when we looked at their price tags) It was really lovely weather so I got to wear my new sunglasses! I was also introduced to the magnificence of the cola slushy!

We sat outside the cafe, drinking our cola slushies and eating chocolate (healthy indeed! :D) whilst chatting about random events and just your average teenage conversations. Afterwards we went walking around and even went to the urban gym near the library, where I started vlogging, much to Grace's embarrassment (sorry)

Whilst we were walking around town, we bumped into various people we knew and stopped to chat to some of them, until we left for Grace's house! :) We took photos for our OOTD's which will be on Grace's blog Dainty Sprinkles !

We gossiped, chatted, had lunch and started filming our YouTube videos in Grace's garden. (Links to the videos will be below) which led to various outtakes which can never be published and lots of giggles and inside joke references.

I had to leave early as I was going to see the movie 'Calvary' with my family. Overall though, we had an absolutely hilariously fantastic day and I hope you enjoy our videos, we made videos for both our channels so if you could check them out, like them and leave a comment we'd love you! :D

Some photos from the day!

I look so happy.. 

Grace looks so happy...

Selfie with the reference bell!

This photo just describes our friendship ''Aveen what are you doing'' 

I hope you enjoyed our blog posts and videos!
Stay Strong, Happy & Fearless!
Aveen xx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

OOTD ~ Easter Holidays!

Hey Everyone!

Despite blogging for more than a year, I'm still not quite sure what 'type' of blogger I am. I mainly post lifestyle blog posts however, in the past few months I've developed an interest in fashion and beauty. At the moment I'm experimenting with my blog to see what suits me the best.

Personally I believe that we should all post different things to our ''usual posts''  at some stage, life is boring when you only post the exact same things! I've discovered that I love taking photos and using my tripod 'FredOrGeorge' which I get to use more often when doing different types of blog posts.

I will be posting more frequently over the next fortnight as I have Easter holidays at the moment! Two weeks of bliss to be honest which I have been craving. The idea of having two weeks of my own time is nearly a foreign concept for me, it's felt like so long since I've had that amount of time to myself, tragic really.

So here's my OOTD, this is what I would describe as a comfortable outfit. It's an outfit that I feel is really comfy and I feel so snug in my hoodie and with my hat (the weather earlier today was horrible)

I was extremely brave (by my standards) and went outside into the back garden to take photos, even with the new neighbours slamming their garage door practically every fifteen minutes.. (They moved in yesterday and I don't like them already oops)

Top/hoody: Roxy
Jeans: Penneys/Primark
Converse: Local shop 
Hat: Penneys/Primark

The sun went in, oops.

Behind the wall is the infamous garage that gets slammed closed every 15 minutes..

Spring weather in Ireland

Spring weather

Selfie with Harry (He's in nearly every selfie these days)

Stay Strong, Happy & Fearless!

PS. I will be posting a lifestyle post sometime over the weekend, I have lots of other ideas for during the next two weeks so stay tuned! x

Saturday, 5 April 2014

OOTD - Divergent with Dainty Sprinkles!

Hey Everyone!

I am literally just back from the cinema after seeing Divergent with my friend Grace from Dainty Sprinkles! The weather wasn't too great however we meet up at the cinema so it was grand.

We arrived in the screening room literally as soon as the film started, due to the darkness we couldn't see a thing! I think both of us nearly sat on someone or their drink, I'm not quite sure but to whoever it was, sorry!

The film itself was brilliant. I read Divergent & Insurgent during Christmas 2012 (after being HEAVILY recommended by my lovely godmother the previous summer, thank you!) I instantly fell in the love with the trilogy, waiting impatiently as Allegiant was released a year later.

I felt that the film was very good, however the character development of some characters wasn't that great, I won't spoil much but I very much enjoyed it, it was a brilliant way to spend a damp and rainy Saturday afternoon! Also, two words, Theo James. I really think that Theo is a flawless embodiment of Four, he was absolutely perfect for the role, I'm looking forward to seeing him again in the adaptation of Insurgent.

So I decided to post an OOTD of what I wore! (Sorry if I'm standing awkwardly, I have blisters at the moment from another set of my Converse, never wear high tops when walking all over town! So I am currently limping at the moment, fun)

*The weather wasn't great outside so I had to take my photos in my room, I'm 5'8 and my tripod could barely fit me into the entire photo, oops...

Top/hoodie: Roxy
Jeans: Primark/Penneys
Shoes: Converse 
Hair Clip:  Pulse Accessories 

Hope you enjoyed my slightly random OOTD, as you can probably tell, I love the colour turquoise! I really like this hoody, it's so warm and cosy!
Stay Strong, Happy & Fearless!
Aveen xx