Monday, 25 November 2013

November Lookbook!

Hi loves! This post is a few outfits I wore throughout November! 

Look No. 1:





                                                                     Scarf: Vintage

Jumper: Rockit Vintage
Skirt: River Island
Chain: H&M
Nail Varnish: Maybelline Color Show in Orange Attack
Tights: Primark
Shoes: Topshop

Look No. 2:






Shirt: Primark
Dress: H&M
Tights: Primark
Shoes: ASOS
Glasses: City Specs

Look No.3:





Snap back: Urban Industry
Crop top: Primark
Bandanna: Arndale Market
Skirt: Miss Selfridges
Shoes: New Look
Jewelry: H&M

I hope you liked it, and don't forget to check out the video featuring all these looks on my Youtube channel! Youtube.com/memekeeley xxxx

Wednesday, 30 October 2013

How to: DIY Spiked ring



This is such an easy DIY! All you will need is: 






And there you go! A nice simple ring that you can make the spike as longer or shorter as you like!



Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Are you happy?

Today I wanna talk about a subject that is very close to my heart.

Happiness is something that is defined differently by different people. Some may say their happiness is defined by the way their children hold them tight before they sleep, and others define happiness as having some money in the bank.

For me happiness is feeling free. Feeling free to follow the dreams you have and know with every piece of you that you will achieve it. To me happiness means success in every sense of the word.

Success: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose.
Many people have been told throughout their lives that they can't do something because it's 'going to be hard'


Pablo Picasso




Pablo Picasso dropped out of Spain's foremost art school, the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.

Steve Jobs




Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College.

Michael Jordan




He’s famous for being cut from his high school basketball team. He turned out to be the greatest basketball player but never let failure deter him…

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”


Imagine if he would of listened if someone told him, ''You got cut from the team? Ahh man, how are you gonna make it now''?

 
                       

For a long time I went through life achieving things that I had been told I should achieve because they did. Get the grades, go here, don't do that, make this person and that person happy. Sacrifice yourself daily in the pursuit of THEIR happiness.

Now I have never been a person to complain or talk about how 'hard' my life has been. Each and every person has had a life filled with different paths and lessons. This is how life is. But to judge a person because they do not view happiness the same way you do is something that can eat away at a person and leave them hollow, believing that they can't achieve anything.

We teach our children that life is meant to be hard, life is meant to be a struggle and full of hardship. You are meant to go through life self loathing and seeing yourself are average. You are meant to be born, struggle, and then die. And the people that do succeed lied, cheated and slept to the top.

Have you ever sat and thought that your happiness is created by yourself? That you relying on people of the development of your own happiness will leave you somewhat empty, because they can never fill you fully to the top? Only you have the power to create your own happiness, people can only ADD to it. It's you who allows them to give to it or take it away.


If you are following a path that others are doubting, let me tell you this. And please listen. Never change your dreams because someone else wants you to bring you mentality to their level. If you truly believe you can do it, you can. Now your probably thinking, ''But I mean, i don't have this, or he wont let me do that, or what would they think''? I want to tell you that these thoughts and ideas were implanted into you by people that were told they couldn't be who they wanted to be. People told them they could do this or that, couldn't be something because they didn't have this or that. And in turn they teach this to there children/friends/family, and the vicious cycle continues.

It is not their fault they think this way, it's all they know. But it doesn't mean you have to think this way. Break the cycle and prove to them you are not a stereotype. Prove to them you don't need a qualification to prove your worth something. Prove to them you don't need to think like them to be seen as a better person.

We build the world that surrounds us, and it's up to us to keep the walls strong and the foundations free of holes and rot. Surround yourself with people who believe and trust in what you have to say. Help the people who cannot open there minds to the truth, they need it as much as anyone.

Don't judge or bring people down, try and give love wherever you can.

Try and show your loved ones that they can be happy, it is neither selfish or shallow. If you do not steal, cause pain, or bring people down for your happiness, there is nothing wrong with your pursuit of happiness. If they love you, they will support you and trust in your journey.


Monday, 7 October 2013

OOTD: Guts Equals Glory



Hi guyzzzz! Today this OOTD features a Thshirt that carries I message that I am in LOVE with!



Word head is a A quirky fashion brand inspired by good grammar and words. 
Established in 2013, Word Head are here to give you, the fashion forward man or woman who
hates grammatical errors, a destination for quirky, playful and inspiring apparel.


I chose the Tshirt with the quote ''Guts equals glory. Fear equals same old story''. I chose this because a lot of the time I am scared to take that leap and do something fearless. So i thought..if i get this, whenever i wear it i have to be bad-ass or I'm not living up to the awesome Tshirt haha!



Bandanna: Thrifted
Tshirt: Wordhead
Shirt: Primark
Knecklace: H&M
Ring: Urban Outfitters

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

H&M Wish List


I LOVE H&M! At the minute I've been writing my own little wish list, because H&M is so affordable but still stylish, so I love to buy my essentials from there!

Here are my top picks!
H&M OOTD




H&M black socks
$6.39 - hm.com



H m handbag
$32 - hm.com


H m ring
$6.39 - hm.com


H M buckle hat
$13 - hm.com


H M eyeglass
$9.60 - hm.com


H M brown eyeshadow
$6.39 - hm.com


H M black mascara
$7.99 - hm.com

Monday, 23 September 2013

OOTD: G4LIFE






 Hi loves! Here is another OOTD!

Here i am wearing:

Top: Yellow Rihanna Mesh Cropped T-SHIRT Riverisland
Skirt: Miss Selfrides Petite collection
Shoes: Topshop Hollagrafic Wedged trainers
Rings: H&M/Miss Selfridges
Beanie: Topshop 

I hope you like it!

Wanna know how i done my braids? Heres a video on it:


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

Warped self image

Today i want to talk about self image, and how a warped self image can really effect you deeply.

I used to look in the mirror and see such a horrible image looking back, and this was mainly because I was focusing on just one part of my body. I began to focus on that one part so much that i totally forgot that i even had any positive attributes about me!




When i was younger, being the smallest was always something that people just HAD to point out. Were ever i was people felt it necessary to point out the one thing that i was most insecure about. And you can imagine after having this go on for most of your life you begin to gain a slight complex about it.

Now i don't want you to think I'm writing all this so i gain sympathy.  I am past that point in my life where i truly was effected by peoples ignorant statements. I'm just writing this to help others who are going through self esteem issues, and pointing out a few things that really helped me to fall in love with the person i am today!


Firstly, in the beginning (not of time, just when my self esteem become low..lol) I would NEVER take full body pictures. That was a big no no! I don't have many pics of that time where i have full body images. I just popped this one in here because i liked my bandana...lol.

Anyway, what firstly got me out of my shell was through doing things i never would of before! Such as travelling by myself, wearing bright lipstick and wearing something i would think didn't suit me, just to get me out of my comfort zone. I was so sick of putting myself down i came to a point where i was like, if i stay like this i will get to 30 and hate myself for stopping myself from living a full and happy life! I would HATE  to look back and know i didn't do half the things i wanted to because i thought my legs were too fat. That's just ridiculous. 

As my mum would say....at least you have legs woman!! Haha!

People are often confused about what it means to have self-esteem. Some think it has to do with the way you look or how popular you are with your friends or others. Others believe that having a great body will help you gain self-esteem, while others think you actually need to have accomplished something in order to have good self-esteem.

Boiled down to its simplicity, self-esteem simply means appreciating yourself for who you are — faults and all. 



Gotta throw in some generic pics about self esteem....haha

Write down what you like about yourself




Sometimes we just have to remind ourselves of how amazing we are! Get yourself a nice notebook and pen, and make this your reminder journal. In this journal write down all the things you like about yourself. Whether it's that your a great friend, your hair is shiny, or you are great at cooking noodles! Remind yourself of how great you truly are. 

Also, write down any things you have done that day that were good. Such as calling your friend to talk to them, smiling at an elderly lady, or helping someone if they fell over. Anything that reminds you of how great you are...i promise you will find quite a few things! We are never as bad as our mind tells us we are.

Have you done anything today?




When we see ourselves as horrible, we tend to not do much. Our minds are so consumed with putting ourselves down that we forget about the other things we have to do! If you can write down a list of all the things you would like to get done that day, make it a priority to do some, or all, of whats on your list! Even if it's to go for a walk or cook a healthy dinner, at the end of the day, you will feel quite good about yourself because you achieved something!

Look after yourself


When we feel no love for yourself, we treat it ourselves with no love. Whether it be skipping meals, eating too much, or not showering as much. If you feel good on the outside, your inside will feel just as good! Have a nice hot bath, or take a little extra time moisturising! Doing your nails or working out a little, can really make you feel that little bit better about yourself! Do whatever it is that makes you feel good about yourself, and through time you will feel so good you will of forgotten what the problem was in the first place!

Don't compare yourself to others




I do this and I'm trying to stop. But i have to tell you, when we compare ourselves to others, we are putting this person on a pedistool we can never get to. Imagine if i compared myself to Angelina Jolie. I will never look like her, she was born the way she looks and i was born the way i look. Unless i have a ridiculous amount for plastic surgery and a body transplant i will never truly be her. And while i would be obsessing over her, i will forget the person i am, and never be happy with what i see in the mirror. Find the beauty in you, trust me its there! We can not be anyone else but ourselves.

Forgive and learn.



Learn to recognize that holding a grudge only ties you down from what you really want out of life. Untie the knot and set yourself free. Better yet, analyze and learn what actually hurt you, and prevent it from happening again in the future.



A lot of the feelings you have is most properly because other people have done something to you to make you doubt yourself. One thing you have to remember is the way you look is THERE problem not yours. It is them that cannot except people for who they are, and it's not your fault they are such a dumb ass! Don't let there small mindedness effect your life. They say that comment and carry on, without knowing how it made you feel. So let go of that oppression and weight they put on you, it is NOT YOU! It is them, they are just a dumb ass.



The main thing is, it will take time to 'un-learn' the things that you have taught yourself to think for so long. But once those habits are put into effect, slowly but surely you will see who you truly are. Which is a strong, beautiful, frigging amazing person! I promise you that!