Sunday, 28 June 2015

Thoughts Of The Week (June 28th 2015 Edition)

Hi everyone!

Today I thought I'd do a slightly different post to what you're used to on here. I'm not sure if this will be a regular thing, but I've got a sort of "thoughts of the week" post where I talk about some of the things on my mind from either right now or the week just gone by. Who knows if this will be a regular occurance on this blog but I just feel like I need to do it haha!

Thoughts of the Week:

I honestly don't know how I feel about leaving sixth form. It's a proper confusing time right now and it's emotional and I feel kinda lost if I'm honest. It's so weird.

I hope I get to have a good summer this year, as some of my friends are leaving to go to different unis and we're all going to be split up and it's going to be so weird. I feel like this summer is the last time we're all together as we are, before everything changes. Don't know how to feel about this!

You know when you have someone stuck in your head? And you can't get them out and you start thinking about them at ridiculously random times of the day? And you're so confused? How do you even do this? Like how do you get them out?

Leavers Ball is coming up in the next couple of weeks and I pray my anxiety doesn't ruin it for me! It's got a tendency to do things like that and although I got through Year 11 Prom and had an amazing time, I know it's going to be much more emotional this time round and just hope I can deal with it in the best way. I hope it's a really amazing night!

I've been in a lot of contact with one of my longest best friends, we've been friends for 14 years, almost 15 years and she doesn't live in the UK so it's been great to get to speak to her a lot more and it's even more exciting that she's coming to the UK for university!!

Thank you so much for reading this blog post and I'm sorry it's a out of the ordinary but I just thought why not do something which is a little different as a blog post!

Love & hugs
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hi everyone! So the very lovely Chanelle Hayley nominated me for this tag and today I'm going to complete the questions! I'm very thankful for this so Chanelle if you're reading this - thankyou! Hahaha!


1. Thank and link the blogger who nominated you.

2. Answer the 10 questions your nominator has provided.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers.

4. Create 10 questions for your nominees and notify them of their nomination.


1. What shade of nail polish have you currently got on your nails?
Currently, I don't have my nails painted although I've been meaning to paint them for a while, I've had the Miss Sporty orange shade on my desk for about a week but I've just not got round to doing it yet haha!

2. What’s your favourite shade of lipstick at the moment?
My favourite shade of lipstick at the moment is probably either a violet or a nude shade, I've just been trying to search for the perfect nude lipstick for a few weeks now, I've whittled it down to a few of the Rimmel ones!

3. What are three things you love about yourself?
Oooh, after a little bit of thinking I'd say I love my sense of humour, as I feel like laughing is such a good thing for the soul and it really changes a situation, like finding things funny makes me feel a little more comforted.
I also love my hair (on occasions it does annoy me however) but it's generally not too bad most of the time hahaha!
I love the fact I'm always trying to make people smile too, I don't know haha!

4. What was the last makeup item you purchased?
Last makeup item I purchased was Rimmel's lip liner in Spice! It's so good I'm loving it!

5. Pepsi or coke?
Normally I'd just say Pepsi, but I've actually been liking Coke a lot more lately so it's tricky to decide now!

6. What’s your dream job?
Ultimately I don't know! Something which involves blogging/writing that is making a positive difference to peoples lives I guess. I enjoy Media Studies/writing my blog so I'll just have to see where it takes me!

7. What’s your most used makeup product?
My most used makeup product is probably my Cocoa Butter Lipbalm, I just stick it on all the time!

8. How do you like your pizza?
Pepperoni but depending on how I feel I'll go for something a bit more adventurous! BBQ Chicken would be a good alternative!

9. What is something you find attractive in the opposite sex?
If a guy can be funny with a good sense of humour and really caring/understanding at the same time then I think it's attractive because they have the side of them that's funny and can make jokes with but also the side of which they can help you and be understanding too!

10. Name one of your beauty essentials?
Batiste Dry Shampoo because it's literally saved my life on multiple occasions and I will forever be grateful!!!

Questions For My Nominees:

1: Name a memory/moment that instantly makes you smile?
2: Favourite thing about summer?
3: Favourite restaurant?
4: What is your all-time favourite perfume?
5: Do you prefer lipsticks or lip crayons?
6: How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
7: Liquid, pen or pencil eyeliner?
8: Which three songs are your feel good tracks?
9: Which Youtubers are your favourites, if you watch any?
10: What was the last makeup item you purchased?

I nominate:

Thank you all so much for reading!
Please make sure you check out the blogs I listed as well as the lovely Chanelle Hayley's blog (linked at the start)!
I hope you all enjoyed reading and have had a lovely weekend!

Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 14 June 2015

What's In My School Bag?

Hi everybody!

So I thought I'd do a What's In My School Bag seeing as this is a post I've never done before and thought it would be quite nice to do!!

Here is my school bag, I got it from a shop called Bags Etc last summer.

Here's what I take to school/sixth form!
Note: some of them I don't have photos for as they'd been taken out whilst I was washing them or using them elsewhere, so I don't have photos of everything, but you get the idea!

Revision Guide - Lately I've been taking this around with me even if I don't have a media lesson that day, just to read it if I have a free period or a spare 10 minutes. It does weigh my bag down a lot though...

Revision Notes/Spare Paper - Always need to have paper and some of my revision notes in my bag just for emergency study periods!

Water Bottle - Quite obvious really. This is one my best friend got for me last Christmas and it's just so cute and stores so much water! I love it! It's purple and it has owls on it! It was being washed also so no photo unfortunately.

Lunchbox - I take my lunch to school and I just have an ordinary case which keeps it all secure, I don't have a photo unfortunately as it was being washed/drying!

Pink Case - I think we all know what's in there... every single girl has SOMEWHERE/SOMETHING to store them in!

Paracetamol/Heat patches - because let's be honest you need to be prepared for whatever pain you could be having even in school!

Planner - My planner is actually not in this photo either but it's good to write key dates in and also good if your friends wish to write a funny message or drawing for you to find weeks later..... this has happened!

Purse - This purse is canny old now but it's still good for school.

Pencil Case - My Hello Kitty pencilcase from WH Smith which obviously has all my essentials in for writing etc!

So..Sexy spray - Always handy having a little spray bottle in your bag just to have a little squirt of during the day!

My sixth form card - Admittedly this barely gets used now and I hate the photo as they didn't tell us on the induction day that we were having photos taken so I came in looking beyond terrible only to have a close up face shot taken which was to be used for my sixth form card and also threatened with having in the yearbook as my photo (no fucking way - got it re-taken PHEW!)

Tissues - My friends all know me as being the girl that has the tissues, I just can't go anywhere without bundling some into my bag somewhere! They come in really handy especially if something spills or need to use it as a napkin!

Keys/Memory Stick - I always need keys obviously and my memory stick is also needed for any work I need to upload to it! This was particularly useful for media studies when I was having to work with bigger files and footage that my own school user area didn't fulfill!

Makeup Wipes - I only really take makeup wipes in my bag in case I ruin my makeup and need to speedily take it off, I only take a packet if it's basically got like a few in, cos there's no point taking my full pack in as it will be too much to carry.

MAKEUP - I don't take a lot to school at all, but I do take my current mascara, it's currently the Rimmel Wonderfull Argon Oil mascara, No.17 eyeliner, Cocoa Butter lipbalm and my Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea (which unfortunately has left my bag after it broke and leaked all over it, gutted but I can still use it thankfully!). I also take my Natural Collection Concealer just to have a concealer with me if I need it. My Tanya Burr lipgloss is perfect to lighten up my day with its amazing strawberry scent, so I usually have it with me. Another thing I have is my Simple Revitalising EyeRoll on , this is perfect to refresh your tired eyes especially as I have been taking IT and media, two subjects which require me to either look at a computer screen! I also take a mirror and hand sanitisor as these are also both bound to be useful! I also take a breath freshener/something minty because you never know when you or someone you know may need a bit of freshening up!

I hope you enjoyed this little blog post, slightly different to what I've done previously! Sorry this isn't the neatest what's in my school bag post but honestly my stuff is really unorganised at the moment!
Thank you so much for reading!
Is there anything else you guys take to school/sixth form/uni/work??

Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Sunday, 7 June 2015

"Bunch of Random Questions I Probably Shouldn't Be Answering" Tag

Hi everybody!! So I saw this tag on the lovely Kristina's blog - (please check her out) and thought I'd have a go answering these questions myself!

1. Are you named after anyone? Not that I know of haha!

2. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? Yes :')

3. Do you use sarcasm a lot? nar ;)

4. What's the first thing you notice about people? Their eyes/hair and smile probably!

5. Scary movie or happy endings? Happy endings yes!

6. Favorite smells? Strawberries, Beyonce's perfumes and Nandos chicken

7. Furthest you've ever been away from home? I'm not sure actually haha!

8. Your first ever crush? My first ever celebrity crush was Duncan James from Blue and my first ever crush was this boy but he was an absolute arse and I stopped liking him after my teacher made me work with him and I realised how much of an arse he was! By the way this was in like year 3 hahaha!

9. Do you have any pets? I had a dog and a hamster but they passed away at the beginning of the year :(

10. Zodiac Sign? Scorpio!

11. Sexual Orientation? Straight

12. How tall am I? Ah gosh I'm not sure...?

13. Age of first kiss? can we skip this question bcos awks

14. Favorite quote? I love so many quotes that it's hard to pick just one. I might make a blog post about some of my favourite quotes..!

15. Shoe size? 5 or 5 and a half

16. Meaning behind your blog url? EclairsCares is basically my nickname Eclair mixed with the things I care about, like instead of just going with Eclair's blog I went for cares cos it's a little different plus one of my best friends' nicknames is Care!

17. How do you feel right now? Alright I guess!

18. Current relationship status? Single

19. Weirdest thing someone has done to 'hit on you'? Erm well when I was in primary school this boy stole my coat and kissed it loads and loads of times and gave it back to me.... wasn't the nicest way of expressing feelings...

20. If I was drunk and couldn't even stand, who's taking care of me? Probably my mum or my best friend!

21. Do you have any piercings or tattoos, if not do you want any? I have no piercings and I kinda want a tattoo but I reckon my dad would be disappointed if I did!

22. Favorite celebrity? The Saturdays, Beyonce, Ricky Norwood, One Direction, Zoella there's a lot okay

23. What makes you happy? Having good times with my friend and family! Oh and watching youtubers!

24. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live? I don't know, I really like Wales but I'm not sure if I'd live there.... I'm not sure haha!

25. What blogger(s) do you secretly want to be friends with? I love Kristina (theuglygirlsclub) aka person I was inspired to do the tag and also Diana from seems very lovely! Aisling from Aislingsbeautybytes also seems fab! I'd also obviously love to be friends with Zoe as she's one of my favourites! I need more blogger friends! Link me your blogs below so I can read them please!!

26. How old are you? 18 going on 19

27. Last time you said you loved someone? I tell my friends i love them a lot!

28. Ever been in a physical fight? Not really :') I'm weak af

29. Something you miss? 9th September 2014 bcos SATURDAYS TOUR :') Oh and just being carefree and not stressed!

30. Who should answers these questions next? Anybody who wants to :')

Thank you so much for reading this blog post, please feel free to post your response blog posts in the comments, I'll check them out!
Claire xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx