Friday, 20 October 2017

Q&A with 6 Year Old Brother

October 20, 2017 0 Comments
Hi guys!

You may not know that I'm a big sister. The oldest sister. I'm 19 years old and my youngest brother is 6 years old. 13 years age difference between the two of us. As 6 year old's are prone to saying silly and naive things I thought I would ask him a few question and see how he answers and thinks.

Here's how Alfie answers...

Q1. Who's your best friend?

A: I have two best friends, Dylan and Noah.

Q2. What do you want to be when you grow up?

A: I want to be a policeman.

Q3. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

A: Flying!

Q4. What is the funniest thing you've ever seen?

A: The Simpsons.

Q5. What do you find scary?

A: Wolves.

Q6. Would you rather give up TV, chocolate or friends?

A: I would give up TV.

Q7. Who's the worst person in the world?

A: Sophie, only person I can think of (the middle child)

Q8. What does heaven look like?

A: A very white place.

Q9. What is the most disgusting thing you've ever seen?

A: A baby.

Q10. If you could be anyone in the world, who would you be?

A: Ryder, from Paw Patrol.

Hope you all enjoyed this read. It's funny how random children's minds and how they answer questions.

Love Molly
             and Alfie

Monday, 25 September 2017

Little Mix

September 25, 2017 0 Comments

Hi Guys,

Thought I would write a post today about the Little Mix concert I went to back in June now. Wow, this is long awaited. Every summer our local rugby stadium holds a summer concert and this year it happened to be Little Mix. Previous years included: The Wanted, Jess Glynne and Madness but I was never fortunate to go see a concert on the luxury of on the doorstep. 

Opening acts included Sheppard and Ella Eyre, can't say we saw much of Sheppard as we were on the bus whilst they were playing there set, plus I'm not sure on who they were if I'm being completely honest. However, Ella Eyre was amazing! Would it be a bad thing to say that she was better than the main act which was Little Mix? 
Little Mix, was a short act to say the least. They tried to leave the stage within the half an hour they were on which resulted in no applause. So they came back out for a song or two. Not really the response I was expecting from tickets that cost £50 each for seating. When they were on stage, it was pretty good. Songs were top hits from the girl band including Shout Out To My Ex, Wings, and other top hits from their new album and their original. Was a little sad that my favourite song didn't make it onto the set list but nonetheless it was an enjoyable experience. The view from my seat was bad, relaxing but not ideal. Although seating was one of the more expensive options I think I would've had the better concert experience if went for the standing but the choice was not up to me. 
Would I see Little Mix again? I would but I would try a bigger arena to see them and felt that the vibe and enjoyment was lost since the Manchester attack as there seemed to be a lot of stress in the air.

Love Molly xo



Sunday, 24 September 2017

5 Employment Tips

September 24, 2017 0 Comments
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Hi guys,

Sorry for my long absence, life just got in the way and some exciting things have happened. I recently lost my job in customer services which I really loved and formed some good relationships with my colleagues who I still keep in touch with although I've been super busy trying to get back on the employment track.

Since my job search, has been a long adventure, I thought I would share some tips on how I got back into full time employment and starting to look into new areas to widen my career horizons.

1) CV - If you have a long CV you won't get the job. Easy as that! No one wants to read an autobiography of your career goals and how you did this and that at school. Keep it short and sweet and save those thinking of hiring you the time and waffle. Include all your contact details, what you enjoy and relate it to the job you're applying for. Showcase your academic achievements and let the employer know you have the drive for the position and make relevant changes to your CV per job role to give a personal touch and not look like a person who sends out multiples of generic CV's to 80+ job openings.

2) Cover letter - Give the employer a well thought out cover letter. Let the employer know how much you want to work for them without begging. Share how you would make a great addition to their team and how you can help them reach their business goals.

3) Sign up with agencies- Agencies can help you get that job interview and will provide you with all the right advice to land you with a job as well as narrow down what they think you will be interested in and will provide you with options you would never think of on your own. However, some agencies might now be that useful so I would advise looking the agencies up beforehand and look at their success rate.

4) Interview - Go into an interview with confidence but don't act cocky. Dress in a smart and conservative way and avoid wearing your sweatpants and trainers. Pull out some nice trousers suit and a nice shirt. Although you won't be comfy, you'll look sophisticated and will fit in a formal environment. In terms of chatting in an interview let them know that you know what their business is all about. If you know what they're all about, show it. The employer wants to see your enthusiasm and will more likely to want you to be a part of their team.

5) Watch out for the catch - When you apply for a job watch out for the type of job it is. Although the job may be looking for full time staff they may be looking for temporary contracts. In my apprenticeship I found that they wanted a full time member of staff on a temporary contract in order to find someone new the next year and send their current staff members on their way. Although it has benefited me and sent me into a fantastic direction in my new sales role. :)

Hope these tips helped you on your quest to employment.

Feel free to drop me a comment and share your own tips to those seeking employment.

Molly :) xo

Monday, 8 May 2017

Being an Apprentice?

May 08, 2017 0 Comments

Hi guys, today I'm going to be discussing my apprenticeship with you guys. I'm going to babble on the pro's and con's and what to expect from a work based qualification without going into too much detail on my actual job. Sounds like a tough job to be quite honest. 


Apprenticeships and levels.


Image result for apprenticeshipFirst off, apprenticeships have different levels like formal classroom qualifications from basic level one to degree level. Myself I am doing a Level 2 qualification in Customer Service with Babcock training which is a lovely company to work closely with. I chose a level 2 apprenticeship to get out of formal education, sure I could've left school and get a job but having a job with something to show for it is very rewarding although apprenticeships are generally low paying. Leaving school level apprenticeships are great for entering the workplace and getting the training you require to do that job without spending all you're time at college. Popular leaving school level apprenticeships include, hairdressing, customer service, sales assisting, hospitality service. If you're considering an apprenticeship as an alternative to university make sure you're looking at a level 4 qualification but consider the type of sector you're looking to join, apprenticeships are generally popular for engineering courses like I.T, manufacturing industries.

Training


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As part of an apprenticeship you may have to attend college as part of the training to work gain your qualifications. Alternatively you may work with a training company in which you work fully independently with resources and meet up monthly to discuss progress. I am working with a training company so I can't share my experiences of a qualification from college. With my assessor we talk about achievable workload, examinations, discussions about the workplace you are working within and how you can be accommodated to make sure you are on track to completing the course. I work 37 hours per week on my placement and am entitled to have 8 hours a week to complete my coursework but personally I feel like I can complete my coursework in less time than this.

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How I've benefited (pros)


  • Work with some great colleagues
  • Developing relationships with customers
  • Professionalism and workplace etiquette
  • Inside structure of an organisation
  • Personal management, how to get along at work
  • Enjoy the work you do
  • Work to excel and build yourself upwards
  • Responsibility
  • NUS Apprentice cards, makes up for the low pay as you're on the same level as students
  • You're financially better off than being a student
  • No qualification debts
  • Same rights as any other employee

What could be better (cons)

  • Pays not great but that's a fault in the national minimum wage
  • Apprentices are generally the underclass of the workplace in any workplace with apprentices.
  • Can be allocated boring tasks but that's to be expected from any job.
  • Job assurance towards the end of the qualification
  • Missing out on the university experience

Common Misconceptions


Apprenticeships are for people who didn’t do well at school

Apprenticeships are an alternative step into employment and often require similar entry requirements to further education courses, such as five GCSE passes at grades A*-C. 

Apprenticeships are only for young people

In fact, apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16 and there is no upper age limit. In 2014/15, 44% of apprentices were over the age of 25.

Future employers will look negatively upon your CV if you were an apprentice
Employers are increasingly valuing applications from those who’ve completed apprenticeships, as they have workplace experience.

Apprentices spend all day making tea or doing the jobs no one wants to do
Companies who hire apprentices have strict guidelines to adhere to when it comes to what they ask their apprentices to do. When a company hires an apprentice they sign an agreement which commits them to providing the training and working environment promised.

You’ll be stuck in the industry you do your apprenticeship in
Apprenticeships aren’t just available in a variety of industries, but in different areas of the business too. Some apprentices choose to move into a different with the same company, once they’ve completed their apprenticeship. Many of the things you will learn in one industry are transferable to another, such as computer and communication skills.

You can’t get an apprenticeship if you have a degree
You can’t start an apprenticeship if you’re in full-time education, but in many cases you can still become an apprentice once you’ve graduated. From May 2017, employers who hire graduates will be eligible to receive government funding to train apprentices with degrees, as long as the apprenticeship offers substantial new learning.

Hope you enjoyed this read on apprenticeships and the alternate ways of learning. Any questions feel free to comment down below. 

Love Molly xo

Friday, 12 June 2015

Happy 2nd Birthday Molly Louise Blogs

June 12, 2015 3 Comments

I can't believe how fast my blogging journey has gone. One day I wanted to blog about my holiday to Tenerife back in 2013 and now here I am still writing in 2015 finished my as-levels and back then I was just starting the GCSE syllabus. Although sometimes my blog posts get into a little rut nevertheless I don't believe I'll stop. Not yet.

I have many hopes for my blog and cannot wait to fulfil them over the course of the year.



Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Makeup Revolution Lipsticks - Review

June 03, 2015 1 Comments


Brand
Makeup Revolution is cropping up in many Superdrug. Only recently I've found that my hometown has the stand and that makes me so happy! However, before the stand came I had to travel to get them. Every beauty blogger loves lipstick more than anything so pretty much every beauty blog has featured these lipsticks so here I present my cliché blog post on these bright lipsticks. 

The Product
The lipstick has a glossy, apart from the matte shade, consistency which looks so pretty on the lips. The brand ventures to the bright and daring shades with many vampy, scarily bright, 'scandalous' shades in which I picked up 5. So, the scandalous shades have got to be my favourites of the lipstick line. I picked up the scandalous shades 'Vice' and 'Depraved' and they are extremely pigmented and have the best pay off on the lipstick. 'Vice' is very true to it's colour and is definitely a great colour to spruce up a look or simply experimenting different styles to be out of the ordinary. It feels like it's been forever since I've been looking for a good orange lipstick and I guess I've found it but unfortunately it doesn't suit. Probably because of my very auburn "ombré". 'Depraved' is pretty bright when swatched however on the lips the colour pay off is more of a beautiful lilac colour. Then I've got the matte shade 'Beloved' which is a very pretty light Barbie pink colour which looks very gorgeous on however I do not like the texture of it. If I'm honest I do not like matte lipsticks and I avoid them at all costs. I found the lipstick rough and difficult to apply and found the lipstick to pull on my lips to get the colour on my lips. The colour doesn't seems to stay long on the lips and the colour to be flaking of my lips which is definitely not good if your out for the night. Then I've got two colours from the regular line 'Crime' and 'Luscious'. 'Crime' is my ultimate favourite shade partly because it's bright and looks fantastic on but it also has amazing lasting power on my lips and the colour is definitely the most pigmented out of the five I bought. 'Luscious' is more of a more wearable shade in comparison to 'Vice' but still just as much as a statement to a look. 


Packaging
 The packaging quality is okay but it's what you get for the price. If the lipstick has just been tossed into your handbag you can expect the brand name to fade away and the stickers to peel away. Also, I would suggest being more cautious about it being loose in your bag as the packaging has the tendency to not do it's job right and the lid to no longer protecting the lipstick. So if you don't want lipstick stained lining in your bag put it in a makeup bag and don't be lazy like me. 

The Verdict
Overall, the lipsticks are pretty good quality for the price paid for them all together coming to £3.80 (with student discount otherwise £5.) They're long-lasting, pigmented and a huge range to choose from so it's definitely worth picking up. I can definitely see myself buying many more but they won't beat my all-time favourite lipsticks by Rimmel. 

Molly
 xxx

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Spring Tag

May 20, 2015 1 Comments
Quick starting back for a new era of blogging since I've neglected my blog for exams and other malarky. I decided to bring back a new attitude towards blogging and what's better than a tag. A tag about spring. Possibly the best 'in-between' season ever although I do like Autumn a lot. I'd like to thank Tash at Skindeep for tagging me, it was awful lovely.♥ 

1 . What three colours remind you of Spring?

Pink, sky blues and yellow

2. What is the first thing you add to your Spring wardrobe?

Bright coloured skater skirts, like this

3. What is the first item that you ditch from your wardrobe to make it more Spring-like?

Huge winter coats like my most recent outfit of the day. 

4. What are your ultimate nude and bright lipsticks?


Rimmel Kate Moss - 32

A lovely coraly orange colour and the smell is so divine. Definitely my favourite brand for lipsticks.


Elf Lipbalm - Strawberry Creme
A sheer colour and smooth to apply. It's definitely a good choice for spring as it is light on your face and takes care of your lips in the colder days.


Makeup Revolution - Vice
This shade is in the scandalous range and is definitely a bright pop of colour for evening wear. The consistency of this lipstick is just amazing and the price is too. 


Makeup Revolution - Depraved
Definitely a difficult lipstick to sport in the daytime but the colour pay off is great on the lips. The shade on the lips is a lilac colour and just reminds me of springtime.


Makeup Revolution - Beloved
This is an all round lipstick shade for any time of the year but I think is best worn in the spring/summer seasons. The barbie pink shade is a staple for springtime as we all like to kick off into colourful clothes. Although the colour is fabulous, I don't think the texture is fabulous. Since the lipstick is matte application is a nightmare as it feels waxy on the lips and peels quite easily like the MUA ones but I shall stalk their collection for a bog-standard version.
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5. What is your signature Spring fragrance?

Kate Moss, it's smells floral and sweet and I would wear it all year long. 


6. What do you add or drop from your skin care routine?

A definitely just back onto the acne treatment routine. I try to have nice clear skin for the summer so I don't need a whole base for my face. - Blog post


7. Do you change your hair up in Spring?

I bleach it lighter, I do not advice. 


8. Are there any exciting beauty releases that you can’t wait for?

Nope nothing I'm particularly looking forward to but you never know what'll crop up.


9. What are your three favourite nail colours for Spring?

I don't wear nail polish but definitely lavender, peach and white shades. 

Friday, 24 April 2015

New Start?

April 24, 2015 3 Comments
I've decided I'm going to start my blog a fresh and start posting more frequently and put time into my blogposts to make them 900% better. I will be posting pictures of a decent quality and put some hard work into how I am going to present what I've got to say. I could start a new blog. I could delete my posts but I'm not. These past posts will stay to mark progress from old to new. I hope you will all enjoy my new posts since hopefully they will be 100% better than they have been recently.

New posting schedule

Monday: 16:00
Friday: 16:00

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Lush Haul 2015

April 12, 2015 1 Comments



Creamy Candy Bubble Bar - £2.75

The scent of the bubble-bar reminds me of parma violet sweeties. The texture and is very oily and soft therefore it is easy to crumble underneath the tap. This product contains cocoa oils which is beneficial to the skin as well as almond oil which benefits your hair too! When used in the bath the scent fills the room and lingers for a while after bath time. 

Butterball Bath Bomb - £2.65

Butterball is one of Lush's smaller bath bombs. The scent is not strong but is easily identifiable as a talcum powder smell. Similarly to the bubble bar it contains cocoa butter which is good for the skin as well as other oils such as ylang ylang oil which is used in aromatherapy treatments. On the top there are specs which I am presuming are popping-candy which makes bath time more exciting. 

Ickle Baby Bot Bath Bomb - £1.95

Ickle Baby Bot is Lush's "pocket money" friendly bath bombs which can be broken up into small pieces to last up to 4-5 baths making the product good for value. The scent is subtle and light and the smell of lavender is a perfect partner for a relaxing evening. I often buy this bath ballistic to give to my younger brother who loves this robot. According to Lush this product is designed in treating younger skin as delicate as it is being a great option to those with dry and irritable skin. 

Hoppity Bunny Bath Bomb - £2.50

This bath bomb is Lush's exclusive Easter range which I am desperately looking forward to use. Strangely the scent reminds me of Playdoh which is definitely a let down but the cuteness of the bath bomb is much more important to me. The bunny face is has green speckles which means bright colours are unleashed in your bath tub. 

Granny Takes A Dip Bath Bomb - £3.35

Granny Takes A Dip first caught my attention because of it's colours but unfortunately the scent is not strong enough for my liking. The smell reminds me of your average shower gel which lets this product down. I can only guess that the novelty of this bath bomb is the bright colours that the bath water turns.


 

Dragon's Egg Bath Bomb - £3.35

Dragon's Egg was a recommended by the sales assistant Lucy who said this bath bomb was perfect for me being a 'Golden Wonder' lover, The scent is very zesty and citrusy and full of popping candy which is a bonus. Sadly mine was damaged but Lush is great no matter what the bath bomb looks like. 


Grand total: £16.55 

Reviews will be posted as and when I have tried them (hopefully very soon)

xxx

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Saturday, 28 March 2015

Tuesday, 3 March 2015

The Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

March 03, 2015 2 Comments
Hi, there although I really don't feel great about blogging at the moment I thought I'd try and snap out of it by completing this lovely tag/award to make me feel a little bit better. To get myself back into this blogging malarky I'm jamming out to the Brit Awards Nominations: 2015 playlist on Spotify. 

I was nominated by two lovely bloggers Roziebud and petalpoppetblogs

Natalie's Questions


1. If you could fly anywhere now, where would you go? 
I think I would go somewhere and anywhere warm, I'm sick of this cold weather although it is brightening and warming up which is always good. Country-wise I would say one of the Canary Islands I'm not fussed on which one.

2. What are you thinking about right now?
One Direction because Ready to Run is playing right now. I feel like that fangirl I was like a year or two a year ago. Woooow they have changed much, they're not the same boyband I came to love. *sniffles*

3. What are you looking forward to most this weekend?
Absolutely nothing, I'm working which is pretty standard. I'm exhausted. Pretty much my hectic life is the reason why I feel unmotivated by anything blogging related. My life is pretty much work, work, business a-level, media a-level, sociology a-level, work, work and repeat in various different orders. 

4. Favourite thing to do when you're bored?
Listen to music and pretend to be a good singer. I pretty much mouth the lyrics whilst prancing around the house pretending to be in a music video. Pretty much my life in a nutshell. 

5. If you could go back to any point in your life, where would you go?
Year 11, although it was a rubbish year but it had its perks like prom and leaving school, haha. 

6. Who inspires you?
Demi Lovato, she's queen and WCW forever.

7. What blogs are you currently loving?
I've stayed away from blogging so I don't know right now, ask me in a week and I'll shoot you a whole list a mile long. 

8. Whose your crush?
Aren't we meant to keep them secret?;)

9. Favourite Yankee Candle scent?
Yankee Candles are too expensive and plus I'm not great when it comes to flames and fire. I think the cherry one smells unreal though but you've got to have a acquired nose for it. Sometimes the scent is overwhelming and hurt my nose but it's lovely.

10. What quote represents you best?

1. What do you like best about blogging?
The freedom from the real world, being able to express things you'd never have the courage to say in real life.

2. If you could visit any place in the world, where would that place be and why? 
I think I go to Ireland, I don't know why really. I just like the accent if that can be a justified answer?

3. If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
Pretty much everything. For starters my messed up sleeping. I'm a night owl not a morning person so I'd quite like mornings to calmer not so much rushing like a headless chicken.

4. List 3 things that you are proud of doing / having done.
  • Getting good mid-term grades (A, C, C) ;)
  • Surviving school.
  • Becoming more blunt and telling it how it is. People should know when something wrong and out of order instead of brushing faults under the carpet.
5. What was your favourite subject at school, and why did it appeal so much?
I think it was media at secondary I had a fab teacher and got my best GCSE grade in it. :D

6. Is there anything you wouldn't do for a million pounds?
Here's a list
  • Anything like I'm A Celeb and vermin related - Insects, Reptiles, Birds, Fish, Rats and there might be some more I can't bothered to type. 
  • Anything involving taking my clothes off, I will not objectify/sexualise myself. I'd quite like to keep a sense of dignity. 
  • Swim in a sewers. I recall this one from a year 4/5 trip to the sewers plant. And I literally said this.
7. What is your favourite childhood memory?
Drinking bubble mixture and when I spoke bubble came out. Such a 'You've been framed' moment. Should have got myself £250. The good old 1999. I was 2/3 years old, it wasn't last week.

8. Who is your favourite character in a novel or film and why do you like them so much?
Tracy Beaker because her character is influential and plus she's cheeky which is a bonus.

9. What is your greatest ambition in life?
To do well not just getting by.

10. What is the biggest compliment you have ever had?
My overall confidence being able to compliment myself for self-assurance.

My questions
I tag all my favourite bloggers (that's you).
1) What cheers you up when you're down?
2) What can't you live without?
3) If you could have any super power which super power would you have?
4) What is your most worn item of clothing?
5) What was your favourite website as a child?
6) Do/Did you collect anything unusual?
7) What 3 words would you use to describe yourself?
8.) What comes first to you?
9) Have you had any invaluable advice, if so what was it?
10) What movies of 2015 are you looking forward to?