Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Interior Pin-spiration #2 - chloescorner

Shabby Chic interior is completely up my street and the day I have my own place the better. My whole house will be Pinterest worthy, I'll make sure of it! But for now a girl can dream (or drool over images on Pinterest). I thought I'd share a few images with you lovely readers and let you have an insight to my dream home.

(All photo's taken from Pinterest)

I could've easily added more but I had to limit myself at some point, feel free to have look at my Interior Inspiration board on Pinterest! Do you have Pinterest? Leave your links in the comments and I'll most definitely have a nosey! 

All my love,
Chloe xo

Saturday, 25 July 2015

18 things in 18 years - chloescorner

I wanted to write this post for something to look back on in years to come, and also to reflect on things I've learnt in my 18 years of life. Its a tad deep but hey, I think that the deep posts are usually some of the best.

18 things I've learnt in 18 years:

1) Not everyone is going to like you - as hard as it is to accept that, you just can't possibly be everyone's cup of tea but that's completely okay. This quote is pretty apt.

2) You can't possibly please everyone. In doing something to please one person you will more than likely annoy someone else or completely disregard your own feelings.

3) Following that last point; your happiness matters! its a simple as that.

4) You can put your absolute everything into something because you have that much faith in it yet this still may not be enough in someone else's eyes - realise that this isn't your fault, some things just aren't meant to be. 

5) There is no such thing as mistakes, just lessons. 

6) My Mum is honestly my bestfriend - and I shouldn't take that for granted.

7) Don't just expect people to understand if you're not willing to explain. And more so don't get annoyed at them for not understanding because chances are that'll push them away. 

8) Being shy gets you nowhere in life. Stop being so bloody scared of everything and everyone.

9) Perfection is a myth so stop pursuing it. 

10) How do you expect to get something if you're not trying to get it in the first place? 

11) Karma truly is a bitch. What goes around, comes around so treat others how you wish to be treated. Always. 

12) Surrounding yourself with negative people will inevitably increase your negative mindset - don't be afraid to cut negative people out've your life.

13) Sometimes you need to be a little selfish and put yourself first.

14) Comparisons are pointless because you'll never be a carbon copy of someone else. Instead work on bettering yourself as an individual. 

15) Reading, exercise, long hot showers and spending time with friends and family are the ultimate stress relievers so don't ever forget to make time for these things.

16) People only show what they want to show on social media. Don't go thinking and idolising certain people's online lives, making your own seem insignificant. There's good and bad in every aspect of life.

17) Never stop doing what you love.

18) Make the most of everything - life is too short to live with regrets so take every opportunity that gets thrown at you. 

What things have you learnt? feel free to add to mine or share your own thoughts in the comments!

All my love,
Chloe xo

*Sources taken from Pinterest. 

Monday, 20 July 2015

A blogpost on change - chloescorner

Change is often seen as a scary concept to people. We get so comfortable with certain routines in life whether that's something as small as the food we order in our favourite restaurants or a routine we've maintained in certain friendships but eventually we grow out of these comfort zones. I'm a complete and utter creature of habit - I like to have control over every aspect of my life and tend to feel very uncomfortable when things aren't going as planned. As of recently I've realised that I need to come to terms with the fact that change is completely healthy.

                                     (Source taken from Pinterest)

Things such as growing out've friendships and relationships is completely normal; as we get older our mentalities change. Our aspirations and goals become something completely different which can often result in the friendships we've maintained, fizzling out. This doesn't mean that I don't cherish the memories and moments that I have created with these people it just means that we no longer have some form of common interest that allowed conversations to flow and more often than not the changes that have occurred in our life have made it difficult to communicate as often as we used to. 
I've realised that letting go of things that no longer have so much of an impact on my life anymore shouldn't make me feel guilty - it's just a part of growing up.

Leaving education is another huge change in any students life, one I can particularly relate to having just finished my last year in Sixth Form. Going from college education to University is a huge step to finding ourselves as individuals, going from the comfort of our own homes to having to fend for ourselves. An even bigger change - and a change that I am personally making - is leaving education completely. After the past 15 years in education the thought of no longer having this to turn to is daunting to say the least. My decision to not attend Uni is not because I'm lazy or unacadmic but purely because I don't think that I know enough about myself to choose which career path to take and I don't want to end up having a degree that I have no intention of doing anything with. This doesn't mean that I'm ruling University out completely but I think that this year, or these few years, out've education will allow me to adapt as a person; allowing myself to stand on my own two feet, having time to travel and learn about other cultures, save up hard earned money... To figure out who I am and who I intend to be.

       (Source taken from Pinterest)

I take comfort in the thought that everything that happens, happens for a reason so embrace the changes that life throws at you and most importantly; make the most of it.
I hope that this post encourages you to do so too!

All my love,
Chloe xo

Saturday, 18 July 2015

Pin-spiration #1 - chloescorner

When boredom strikes I often find myself resorting to a quick browse through Pinterest. Oh who am I kidding, I can get lost on this website for hours on end looking at whimsical interior, breathtaking places, mouth-watering food - the list is truly endless. So I thought it would be a nice idea to do a weekly 'Pin-spiration' post including some of the most recent things I have come across.

Santorini, Greece - As a child Greece was the top (possibly only) destination my family ever went to for that little bit of peace and serenity that the idyllic island is known for. I haven't personally been to Santorini but the views look utterly picturesque and it is certainly on my wanderlust bucket list!
Lily Collins - Her hair, makeup, style... She's just flawless.
Hairstyle Inspiration - I'd been growing my hair out for years and it was getting to almost bum length and wasn't in the best of conditions so having recently had it chopped to collar bone length (possibly the best decision I've ever made concerning my hair) I'm constantly searching for new yet easy ways to style it. 
Peanut Butter Smothered Banana - So I've recently decided to get my arse into gear and get healthy, both fitness wise and with my eating habits. This easy to replicate recipe looks very tasty, I couldn't resist re-pinning it. 
Shabby Chic Interior - I honestly can't wait to have my own place and can decorate it exactly how I want it. I love the white and wooden furniture combination in this living room.   
Summer Style - This basic, chic outfit would be the perfect summer go to outfit for day time wear.

Have you discovered the world of Pinterest? I highly recommend it for that little bit of inspiration!

All my love,
Chloe xo

Thursday, 16 July 2015

'Where Rainbows End' The Review - chloescorner

So it started with a friends suggestion, followed by an amazing film adaptation; 'Love, Rosie'. I really don't believe in watching a film before reading the original source - In my opinion films tend to miss out the majority of the intricate details (which, fair enough has to happen for it to reach a time frame) which create a beautifully written novel. Despite this belief I went out on a whim (With Sam Claflin and Lily Collins being two of my favourite actors I couldn't resist!) to watch 'Love, Rosie' unbeknownst that this was the film version of the book 'Where Rainbows Ends' with an entirely different title. Although I was a little disappointed at the time, once I had read the book I can honestly say that they captured the majority of it better than I could've expected. I whole-heartedly recommend any hopeless romantic to both read the book and watch the film, they won't disappoint!

Ahern captures the possible blossoming relationship between childhood bestfriends Rosie and Alex charmingly. Torn apart during their teen years due to Alex's sudden move to Boston, the two friends keep in touch all the way to late adulthood through letters, emails and text messages. I have to admit I initially found it quite difficult to get to grasp with the flitting point of views and conversational form but once I had got through the first few chapters I was totally hooked. I was expecting it to follow true Romantic Comedy form where every twist and turn is utterly predictable although I genuinely didn't expect half of the obstacles that the two characters faced; from an unexpected teen pregnancy to many new love interests, the characters surely face a roller-coaster journey throughout their friendship.

This book made me laugh hysterically (out loud many a time much to my embarrassment) and cry like a complete baby (again, much to my embarrassment). The novel as a whole really allowed me to connect with the characters - the constant ups and downs that the characters faced were completely relatable to everyday life which engaged me so much that I struggled to put the book down and once I had finished it I was actually upset that it had come to an end.

Since reading 'Where Rainbows End' I have purchased more of Cecilia Ahern's books (I have quite the collection!) because I really love her writing style and the fuzzy feeling her touching tales give me as a reader. Of the other books I bought I've recently started to read 'P.s. I Love you', which is another film I hadn't realised was originally a book, and was even more surprised to find out that it was written by Ahern. So far so good! Alike the other book I'm struggling to put it down.

What books have you loved? Have you read this book and if so what did you think? I'd love to see your suggestions and opinions in the comments.

All my love,
Chloe xo

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Festival Inspired - chloescorner

With summer (well you wouldn't think it with the typical English weather) in full swing and it currently being the festival season I decided to trawl the internet and put together what I would ideally wear to a festival and a few bits of hassle free make-up that I would take with me also.

Floral Dress - Light and airy, completely fuss free and effortlessly chic.
White Knee High Socks - Added comfort.
BB Cream or Tinted Moisturiser - That little bit of light coverage (you can see a pattern forming here) that is easy to apply - no brushes needed! 
Cream Blush - Once again fuss free and just adds the prettiest flush to your cheeks. It could easily double up as a tint for your lips too.   
Hooded Rain Mac - With English weather being so unpredictable its best to keep a jacket handy and this clear mac would ensure that the main focus of the dress isn't detracted.
Wellies - A must have for any festival. Have you seen the pictures from Parklife? my point exactly. I would rather not get my trainers full of mud thankyou! 

Other things I would consider taking with me would be: 1) Sun Cream. Even if the sun isn't shining its best to be protected from those UV rays. 2) Baby Wipes - Port-a-potties aren't exactly the cleanest of places and most probably won't have toilet roll. If its a festival that covers a few days showers will be very few and far between, disgusting I know, but a quick freshen up with baby wipes won't hurt. 3) Hand Sanitizer. Pretty self explanatory. 4) Waterproof Mascara - longer lasting and holds a curl very well so won't sweat off. 5) Dry Shampoo - along with my point about the lack of showering this is sure to take its toll on your hair. Spritzing this along the roots will help to instantly freshen up your locks although if all fails braids are your bestfriend! 

So this is my take on festival fashion! Are any of you attending any festivals this summer? I'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions in the comments!

All my love,
Chloe xo 

Sunday, 12 July 2015

Getting back into the swing of things - chloescorner

I started this little blog almost two years ago with the mindset that I would post consistently and post material that I could be proud of. After the first few posts - in true Chloe style - the efforts dwindled and here I am two years later picking up the pieces from where I left off.
I think I got into the mentality of "well what's the point? nobody is going to want to read what a random 16 year old has to say" but having reflected on this I now honestly couldn't care less if I'm sharing content with one reader (Hi Mum! haha) or 100 readers, if my posts, advice and opinions could help anyone in the slightest then that is truly the only thing that matters to me.

So what do I intend to post about? 1) Make-up - a lot of make-up. I'm a huge make-up enthusiast so whether its looks I have created, tutorials I want to share, amazing/disappointing product reviews - you can always rely on this blog to provide this content. 2) Fashion. I'm recently beginning to understand the importance of dressing to my shape to achieve the full potential for the clothes I wear. With this in mind I'm hoping to post OOTD/N's (outfit of the day/nights), monthly edits or wishlists from stores that I'm loving at that specific moment in time and possibly even the odd haul - although I'm not exactly rolling in money so these will be very few and far between haha. 3) Recipes, fitness, lifestyle/personal posts, restaurant visits and trips out with friends and family. I honestly intend to share as much as I can (well within reason haha).

So if you are new here then Hello! I hope you decide to stick around, and if you are an older (maybe not age wise but you get the drift) reader returning to my little corner of the internet then welcome back. I promise not to desert you so abruptly again! I'm open-minded if not grateful for any suggestions you may have for future posts, just leave them in the comments!

All my love,
Chloe xo

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