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5 of my favourites and apologies.

Published October 11, 2012 by laurrx

i have been terrible with my blog…i have been terrible with the organisation of my life altogether! i had so much fun writing my blog before – regardless of how many readers or followers i ever had – i don’t know why i ever stopped.

recently I’ve found myself thinking “oh that’s my favourite…blah blah” but in actual fact I don’t have a favourite movie, i have bazillions, and I don’t have a favourite food, i’m a greedy girl and have bazillions. i have lists and lists of favourite songs and favourite movies. I’ve just had an idea to narrow it down to 5. it’s not an easy job…

my favourite movies 

mary poppins – by far the best live action Disney movie ever. “best Disney movie” is one of the most difficult questions asked.
sleepless in seattle – i’ll say it here, i’d rather watch the same action film 10 times over than watch something like The Notebook. i hate sappy love stories, but sleepless in seattle gets me all the time.
breakfast at Tiffany’s – what can i say? i adore Audrey Hepburn and one day i’ll live a life as non-fussed as she is. she is a gorgeous actress and the story is amazing.
the Grinch – best christmas movie ever, i could easily watch this every day of the festive season! and i sit and say the words along with all those Who’s and the Grinch.
the day after tomorrow – without a doubt one of the most believable “disaster/global warming” movies. Jake Gylenhaal just adds to the awesomeness.
i want to add so much more…

my favourite songs

wham !club tropicana – i dont even know why? its such a fab song, it makes me think of holidays and summer and those things make me happy really. i love the birds at the start of it, cos it gets me all excited ’cause i know thats my jammmm!
oasis, she’s electric – one of oasis’ best songs, completely! i dont usually care for the whining tones of noel or liam but this songs really catchy and happy.
justin timberlake, sexyback – has to be here, it’s a complete tune and he is a complete BABE. the live version from his futuresex/loveshow with lovestoned before it has to be the best thing i’ve ever witnessed.
marvin gaye and tammi terrell, ain’t no mountain high enough – always think of the scene from stepmom. such an amazing song, it’s a really happy cheery tune and reminds me of my sister somehow.
take that, never forget – should really be at the very start of this list. i’ve seen take that sing this twice. once at their never forget tour and then at their progress tour. the song actually gives me goosebumps, the atmosphere at both concerts was phenomenal. it was also the last song played at my 21st birthday party, so it means alot to me and reminds me of me and family drunken!

my favourite foods

any pasta that me and my sister make – every wednesday night i go to Linda’s for dinner, we always make pasta and every week it’s a different sauce. we cut up onions, peppers, chillis, any meat, then throw in some spices and garlic and then chopped tomatoes. it’s always different and theres only a bad sauce once every 6 weeks or so.
homemade soup – my mums homemade soup is so yummy, nobodys will ever taste the same (not even the pot i have simmering over at the cooker!!) it’s great on rainy/winter nights.
my dads curries – my dad makes immense curries. the spicier the better! i love spicy food, i try put chilli powder into everything i ever make!!
Melo’s mum’s food – my friend Melo’s mum make a mean indian curry! any kind really. it’s amazing, she makes amazing dahl and amazing chipati’s and amazing rice. everything is, well, amazing.
TGI’s boneless wings – i can’t every make these as good as TGI’s do, as much as i try!!! i also love Applebee’s boneless wings a bit better but seen as i live here and not america, these make do!!

favourite TV shows

friends – whose favourite TV show isnt friends? i’ve never come across anyone who doesn’t like friends. my dad sits and his catchphrase for watching friends is “is this supposed to be funny” but he sat every thursday night and watched it and even laughed!
lost – might have to watch this over and over and over again before i actually get the plot, ’cause at the end it’s complete “HUH” material. made no sense, but the suspense at the end of every episode made me lost about half of the sleep i should have gotten in 2009!
ugly betty – so gutted it lasted 4 seasons, i loved every minute of UB! she was by far the most irritating character at times but so entertaining and i loved her transformation. America Ferrera is such a babe!
one tree hill – it took linda 7 seasons before i even started to watch it, i tried twice to start watching the DVDs but half way through season 1 i hated it. so third time lucky she gave me season 3 and said it gets good then and i loved it!
new girl – its really new and hasnt got a patch on friends or even things like scrubs, but oh my god, i love new girl and am patiently waiting for the next season and the first season only ended a fortnight ago! i wish i was Jess! she’s actually amazing.

smaller lists that need no explanation i cannot be bothered with! four lists should suffice but for now i need to try not burn this homemade soup….wish me luck

LCSxo

Festive period is over. Sad face.

Published January 6, 2012 by laurrx

i am a big child, it’s so sad thinking Christmas and New Year are over.

I really enjoyed winter, and i am NOT one for loving winter with the awful, awful weather we have in Scotland. The winds were terrible and it is CONSTANTLY miserable. my friends and family and me definitely made the most of the season and ignored the weather.

i really hope everyone had a great christmas and a fab new year. i hope resolutions were made and presents were given and smiles were smiled and kisses were reciprocated.

i couldn’t feel festive. my mind just wasn’t in a Christmassy state of mind, i was watching loads of Christmas movies and doing Christmas things and still couldn’t. i watched a video for Christmas nails by Kandee Johnson and loved, loved, loved them.
http://www.kandeej.com/2011/12/4-cute-christmas-nail-polish-designs.html i done these and it made me feel that OUNCE of Christmassy…

we also went ice skating at george square. in glasgow george square at christmas is such a big deal.

they have a huge fandango about putting the christmas lights up and the ice rink. we havent been ice skating in george square for 3 years so this was a fun idea and it actually was a good laugh, although it rained. i recommend doing this if visiting Glasgow at Christmas time. it’s a must. george square is very nice at christmas, the lights have been the same for as long as i can remember. but even that wasn’t making me feel fully festive. even after the drinks we got…

we also went to the garage on christmas eve eve. i can’t exactly say alot about the night as i can’t actually remember it. but the garage is actually a pretty decent club. more so on a thursday. we went on the Friday and it was a good night…i think.its always a fun night to get everyone out for birthdays and christmas nights out. i did waste my christmas eve though by being a huge hungover mess.

on Christmas eve my my mum, dad, sister and i always go to movies and have been doing so since i could sit in the movies for more than an hour. (my mum, dad and me tried to list all movies we had been to see. the worst was “The Family Stone” worse ever. Or “Little Fockers” now that movie was a let down). so we went to mcdonalds, where i inhaled my food and debated with myself wether i would keep it down…then to the cinema. Always the showcase in Linwood. We went to see New Years Eve. I absolutely loved it! It’s like Love Actually, Valentines Day and He’s Just Not That Into You (which i am now rummaging about in my cupboard looking for as i wish to watch it). It’s got a number of famous people including Abigail Breslin (who isnt the cute girl from Little Miss Sunshine – currently changing my rummaging to look for this move), Katherine Heigl (making her way to my favourite actress list), Zac Efron (he is buff now! no more sissy Troy Bolton) and Lea Michele (BOOO! least favourite). It was such an amazing movie and definitely pulled a heart string. i wont ruin it for anyone who hasnt seen it, but the story line with Halle Berry’s character was a right tear jerker! the story was so real…i know things that happen in that movie happen all the time. But i have never seen this happen in movies before (or movies i have seen). after the cinema on the way home i suggested we play Monopoly (all of a sudden i have a huge love for monopoly – although my iphone always beats me!). my dad truly beat me…

although at one point he had to give up his bank card to pay his rent! Ha!

so Christmas morning we got up and exchanged all our gifts. here are my favourites.

my main gift from my parents was a promise to buy me a T in The Park ticket. I genuinely need a full blog post to explain and talk about this and maybe share what i have for the weekend and what i’ll be taking with me – i’ll save this for nearer the time.

THE URBAN DECAY NAKED PALETTE. when linda asked me what i wanted for Christmas i had a think about it and chose this baby. it is now my favourite ever make up possession. i will never do my make up without using at least one of these eye shadows! i love the colours, i love the packaging, i love the brush that comes with and i love the fact that it comes with a small primer potion! i am so lucky to have one of these.

I Christmas Day and Boxing Day with family. On Christmas Day we got the Just Dance on (Left and Right Pictures). It was hilarious. Then Boxing Day with my Dad’s side of the family. It was such a laugh, we made lethal cocktails and played chase the ace with the big cards my mum has! i love Christmas for family time. WarmFuzzies!
for new year i had a party. everyone was pretty gone and it was such an amazing night. i have never spent new year with my friends before so it was a special one. i even made two of them cry with a small, very non important speech with was along the lines of  “this year hasn’t been the best, i know we had 21sts and holidays, but there was downs and i’m happy we have each other…” and they started bubbling. Then Melo literally couldn’t stop. “Laura you’ve opened the gates”.
The picture above is not of New Year. It’s us having a pyjama party and eating the party food that was meant to be eaten at New Year, i was just too overwhelmed and drunk to do it then. Aren’t my bright pink pyjamas awesome? they have owls on them!!
the last couple of days before i need to go back to work consist of this. Pyjamas, made in Chelsea and lounging. it has been GREAT! i am such a slob sometimes its awful! although today was pretty productive and tomorrow and saturday will be too.
Today me and a couple of friends went window shopping, and to starbucks and people watched, then went back to Stacy’s house for dinner and a slob sesh. We also made some 2012 plans to be skinny and reem and go on holiday! it’s set to be looking like a fine fine fine year to be honest.
Tomorrow i’m going shopping for a 2012 diary and then lunch with Linda, then later my cousins are coming over for a sleepover party!
Then saturday (siiiiighhhh) me and the girls are going to the panto! i hate the panto, but i think this should be a fun time.
2012 might mean the world will end, so i feel we should make the most of it. i want to make plans and stick to them, make resolutions and stick to them, make decisions and stick to them. and also i want to drive. i dont want to die in the apocalypse with a green provisional!
hugs and kisses
and smiley faces for 2012.
LCSx

Rihanna – Loud tour.

Published October 12, 2011 by laurrx

RIHANNA IS A FULL ON BABE.
just saying.

Joking! i hate when people say “just saying”.

I went to see Rihanna tonight at the SECC. it’s the first time i have seen her and i must admit, i LOVED IT.  she is a fab performer and has an amazing voice. i went through a short phase of having a really strong dislike towards her and i really dont know why? but recently i have been loving all her stuff! her new song with Calvin Harris – We Found Love – is an absolute TUNE! Calvin Harris supported her and he is my new favourite DJ. i am currently downloading all his songs i dont have.

It was a standing concert (well there were seats but we were standing) and my feet are aching so bad right now. but it was so worth it!she came out in a pink tank and i was super excited! the set was amazing and the set list was amazing!! she sang “Let Me” which is right up at the top of my favourite Rihanna songs…actually probably one of my favourite songs ever list.

She sang “Take A Bow” near the end and i was stunned when she didnt actually have to sing until the line “..and the award for the best lie goes to you…”. i couldnt imagine how amazing it would feel to have an audience sing basically your entire song back to you. she even looked so thrilled and genuinely looked like she appreciated the fact. this video isnt that good of quality but i wasnt taking the videos to see, just to listen and re-live the whole concert!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbZXaAiNyzo

i know, i know, the quality argh!! i hate the quality of iphone pics at gigs and nights out sometimes. but this is the view we got. shes gorgeous. she wore a lovely two piece to start and it was so colourful and glittery etc. and if you know me my two fave things are colour and glitter!

Rihanna covered Prince – Darling Nikki… in fact she done a short SEX-tion in the concert. She sand Darling Nikki, S&M, Let Me and Skin (where she brought a fan up and straddled him!!!). there was chains and leather involved and song lyrics including “masturbating with a magazine” and “almost there, so baby don’t stop what you’re doing.” i am 21 so these lyrics dont phase me much…but i was jamming away next to a full on CHILD. my cousin aged 12 loves Rihanna and if i was with her, i wouldnt have been able to bare these moments. However, again, at aged 21 it didnt bother me and i still loved it!

her very last song was Umbrella and kim turned round to me and said “have you got a brolly??” i laughed and said no. then about 30 seconds into the song there were umbrellas up in the arena. it was hysterical!!

so right now i’m gonna search all her albums and download all her songs, i am gay for her now.

hugs and concerts

LCS x

I Want! I Want!

Published August 12, 2011 by laurrx

So, its Friday night BLOGOC’CLOCK! Parents are away so me and Linda have planted our bumbums on the couch since 6pm (its now 10.30pm) with an Indian takeaway and “The Other Guys” – i highly recommend watching that movie, it is hysterical! I don’t ever want to move. Now the Chris Moyle’s Quiz Show is on, one of my new faves and I cannot wait to watch the one with America Ferrera!

Today I had my job interview (I’ll tell you about it when I find out about the job). Just keep your fingers crossed for me!

Well, I decided that if i got the job I want to spoil myself and (not like i need anymore make up) I want to buy this:  Urban Decay Naked Palette

I have seen a few YouTube gurus using this and i love it!! I love how with this palette you can create a look for everyday, nights out, dinners out, work, play, dates etc.

Also there was another small palette from YSL i like.

I was walking past the counter in Frasers yesterday and the middle colour caught my eye and i just stopped in my tracks and stared at it. The assistant then came over and chatted to me about it and asked me if i wanted my eyes done…i lied a little bit and said i was on my lunch, but i might just go back on Monday and get it done! I was fairly interested until she told me it was £40. Thats just a NO NO for any types of make up.

So this was just a short blog with a little up to date on the job-ness. But also if anyone has tried the Naked Palette or the Ombres 5 Lumières please give me a short review and maybe tell me if you’d recommend it.

chicken tikka masalas and skittles

LCSx

The Town.

Published August 11, 2011 by laurrx

Hey, hey, hey…i’m what’s happening
pass that dutch, pass that dutch…

Anyhoo! Hi guys hope we’re all well.

So today I had an Open Day/Interview Making thingy jig in town and I’d like to share the wonders of Glasgow City Centre (it’s right at this very moment when i’m fully regretting not taking pictures).

Firstly, PET HATE! Walking up/down Buchanan street and people giving out leaflets advertising:
charities
shops
restaurants
offers
universities
people
buses
trains
make up
freaking painting!!!
Are all right up in amongst your face when its wet and you have an interview you’re stressing about and you just plain don’t enjoy having to take your earphones out!! Also one girl approached me at Starbucks chatting away then acted like i was the rude one when i took my earphones out. Now if i wanted to be contacted with my head would be UP! it wasnt!! Then further on down Buchanan Street and St Enoch Centre, i stood outside buttoning myself and getting my umbrella out and one girl fully weaved through a few people just to get to me…and she was going on about the same thing the Starbucks gal was! So i’d had enough – these two girls were not the only two – and said “yeah, i spoke to a girl up there” and she just beamed at me (obviously thinking that i had agreed and signed up for it). Her fave fell dramatically when i said “i said i wasnt interested, sorry” and smiled my best smile. I understand people have to traffic stop but just NO.

Then i was a tad early for my interview so i stood under some shelter at M&S and just people watched for 15 minutes or so. One guy – true Glaswegian this one – took about 10 minutes to walk past me, as for every one step he took he stumbled two steps back while his friend was going “george, moan mate! moan pal. Gonnae hurry up!”. I am sometimes mortified to live here.

But!

These days i have to say i am surprised and also impressed and proud of the Scots this past week. I can’t believe all these riots that are taking place down south right now. I think that they should be well embarrassed and ashamed of themselves. Apparently some guy up here has been arrested for attempting to start a riot. Thats what they need down there, some of the “Glesga Polis”… They’ll set them straight. I was a bit worried riots might start up here but my mum did say the police wouldn’t stand for it. And today Melo has recieved a BBM saying that there “might” be riots and police have went into Frasers/Zara etc to clear the window displays. So we decided “no we don’t believe that”.

Until!
dun dun dun!!!

I went into Frasers to visit my friend who works at Clarins and he told me that Prada and Gucci had been stripped bare on Tuesday night and all the floats had to be sent upstairs and not kept in the tills.

NOW, what do we believe? Could they start up in here? GADZ 😦 i hope not, i’ll not leave my house. And i need to party on Sunday night! Wooo!

Anyway enough of this blab and time for some sleep.

Night y’allllll

LCSx

oVo, Furbies and Holidays.

Published August 8, 2011 by laurrx

Hola! Just another dull, dull, DULL Monday!

Had such an enjoyable weekend there. Friday I hung at the “Ranch” (my aunt and uncles house, it’s really just in the middle of nowhere) and came to the conclusion that I’m getting Pink Edition Monopoly for my Christmas! YEY!

I played Monopoly with my boyfriend a few weeks ago and loved it – even though i got my ass whooped!! Then i downloaded it on my iPhone and love it! So i was telling her and I googled “pink monopoly” n she was like “I’LL GET HER IT!” one Christmas present down.

So on Saturday my younger cousin came over to chill with me, as all i done was sit on the couch in front of the TV. I was trying my hardest to get her to play Glasgow Monopoly with me – tried and failed.

I’ve been dying for a night out and got one! WOO! Linda and her friends, James and Maria, and I went to oVo in Merchant City on Saturday night. I actually really loved it!
Club OVO Glasgow – Fashionable clubbing for the social generation!
Give it a look and see what you think. It’s like Tunnel for grown ups and when my girls come back from Turkey i am WELL taking them there because we’re getting WAY to old for Tunnel as its full of under agers and orange guuurrrls.
The drink was cheap and it wasn’t hurrendously busy, like that Saturday-bus where you are literally grinding the person behind you. And music you ask? RnB. Just the ticket.

Yesterday afternoon Ck and Neil (my sisters friends) came over to deliver a belated birthday present and i LOVED it. They bought me a bottle of Malibu and a FURBY! Now it’s a long story! I have a pacemaker and when Furbies first came out it was declared that persons with pacemakers should not be near them as there is a chip in them that can interact/interfere with them. But it’s a wee cutsie! Called SAlly (or Fernando). Look at it’s cute eyes!

So HOLIDAYS!
Not long now i hit up GC 🙂 The hotel
It’s amazing and i haven’t been yet! It’s a complete chilled out week away for and my gurrrl Melo.

We’re gonna come back like Akon.

Love and all,
LCSx