Liv’s Life: Current Favourites, What I’m Up To, And My Thoughts

I am so, so, so, so, sorry it’s been this long!  So ridiculous!  But, I’ve started a new semester, and it’s been so full force all February.  In all of my classes I’ve had multiple tests/quizes/assignments, and I have been reading To Kill A Mockingbird for class, which I have just finally finished.  I know, I know, no excuses….but sometimes school life just tends to take over!  On top of all of this I have headaches a few times a week, so that kills everything, and I have other things I have to do as a part of a daily routine.

Another thing to apologize for…a lack of ‘me’ posts.  I’m not sure how much you guys like my update posts (just about me), but I think it’s important to do them once in a while, and it is where my blog started.  I have been writing in a journal almost everyday since October, and I have just been expressing lots of deeper thoughts into it, and then posting more DIY & Fashion posts on here.  I don’t always feel like writing about me on my blog and then repeating everything but in a more personal manner in my ‘diary’.  But that’s not the point of this post….

I just wanted to share some things that I’ve been doing, and some favourites!

So I have probably mentioned a few times in my posts that I have not been very good emotionally & mentally the past few months.  High school has hit me hard.  It’s not just the school work, (I can deal with that), it’s the people.  Going into high school, I lost the majority of my friends purely because we didn’t have any classes together.  We drifted.  And since just recently I always was waiting for people to talk to me.  Well, apparently that’s not how life works, and if you want something you have to get it.  At least for fourteen year olds.  So, I’ve branched out.  Olivia’s OUTGOING!?  What!?  Not exactly ‘outgoing’, but not so quiet.  I have never been outgoing because I never want to disrupt the teacher during class, but it’s just the little things….partaking into a conversation with people you don’t know can really pay off.  YOU broke the ice, and they will remember YOU for it.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m still a very awkward person, and I’m trying to deal with that.  It’s just now that I’ve really realized that I have to change myself a little (in a good way) to get some people to like me (the real me).  So, yeah, that’s what I’ve been dealing with daily.

Apart from ‘the deep end’, I’ve been still watching lots of british youtubers and stuff like that. They are hilarious, and I, admittingly, am a ‘Zalfie’ lover.  Zoe and Alfie are my favourites, and I feel like they are in the early stages of when I watched Luke & Ingrid’s daily vlogs.  Hehe.  I also have been tumbling a bit, which you can see here!  I love tumblr!  It’s really inspirational and I have gotten many ideas from there.  I also just love to go an look on my page sometimes and see what I’ve reblogged.  It’s sort of like my life in pictures, but not my pictures….if that makes sense…

Another thing that has been taking up a bit of my life is my room!  I changed my room up a month ago, and since then have not stopped doing things to it and searching for future projects to do.  I am going to do my macaron painting, which I have already started drawing, get a bulletin board, move some things around, get two new pieces of furniture, and a quote board!  I will absolutely be doing an updated room tour because A LOT has changed surprisingly for only about two months since my last one.

I have been listening to soooooo much music lately, you would not believe it!  I guess I just haven’t updated you with my favourite songs for a while now, so I am going to start with my music favourites of the moment.  Long Live by Taylor Swift has definitely made it’s way on the list.   It makes me a little more positive about going to high school everyday.  I read that it is a song about her band full of average people becoming ‘the populars’ once they’re on stage, but I think it’s more of a graduation song to be honest!  I hope I still like it 3.5 years from now in my senior year!  Haha, I didn’t buy it for like a week because I was convincing myself that I had to wait until I was graduating, but that is just ridiculous.  Yep.

I’ve started reading “The Perks of Being a Wallflower”, and was searching up advertisements for the movie, and noticed there was a song I really liked, so I bought it.  Haha, not really how to explain how I purchase my music sounding exciting.  I went to iTunes, searched the title, and bought it.  So exciting!  It’s “It’s Time” by Imagine Dragons.  It’s just one of those songs that you’ve probably heard before, just never thought twice about it.

The last song I have to talk about it ‘Sympathy’ by The Goo Goo Dolls.  When I was little, I was a MASSIVE Hilary Duff fan, and of course I have watched A Cinderella Story probably thirty times in my lifetime, and I always thought the soundtrack was AMAZING!  Good job, song-pickers!  This song is one I have always admired in the movie, never forgot about it, just never thought to buy it.  But I did and I like it!  I also have been thinking about getting “I’ll Be” and “Hear You Me” both from that movie, but I’m not too sure.

So, I just wanted to say thank you for reading and sticking with me…with March Break (and summer!) on it’s way, I will be posting more frequently I’m sure.  Plus, with the spring & summer weather comes spring & summer themed posts!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!  Talk soon!

Pictures from here, here, here, and here!

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24 Questions: Answered!

Hey!

I love tags!  They’re so easy for me to do, and I feel like you get to know me more!

1. Do you have a middle name?  Yes, Jordan.

2. What is your favourite subject in school?  English!  Haha, pretty obvious.  I kind of like math too!

3. What’s your favourite drink?  I’ve always loved chocolate milk, but right now it’s tasting different to me…:(  But I like hot chocolate, orange juice and chocolate milkshakes too!

4. Favourite song at the moment? I have two.  Sparks Fly and Ours by Taylor Swift!

5. What would you call your children?  LOL way too far away…but I really like the names Claire and Blair for girls.

6. Do you participate in any sports? I have Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis, so I can’t really, but I like horseback riding.

7. Favourite book? The Hunger Games series and Pretty Little Liars series (:

8. Favourite colour?  Tiffany blue and medium blueish purple!

9. Favourite Animal? MEOW.

10. Favourite perfume? I have had a sinus problem for like 1.5 years, so I can’t really stand some perfumes, and about one out of three days I get headaches because of my sinus, so I can’t really wear perfumes…LOL…but I really like DKNY Be Delicious, and Marc Jacobs Daisy.

11. Favourite Holiday? Christmas!  Does Summer count!?  I also really like Canada Day because a park really close to my house has rides and stuff (:

12. Have you graduated high school?  I’ll be going into high school this September!

13. Have you been out of the country? I’ve been to the states three times, and I’ll be going to France and Germany in about 10 daysssss!

14. Do you speak any other languages?  I speak some french..I’ve been learning for about 5 years now.

15. Do you have any siblings?  Nope.

16. What’s your favourite store? I really like Garage, American Eagle and NORDSTROM.  Yes, I don’t live in the states but I love Nordstrom.  The equivalent is like the Bay where I live.  But I don’t have one in my city.

17. Favourite restaurant?  I’m only 13, and my family usually doesn’t go to restaurants!

18. Do you like school?  Not this year AT ALL.  I loved last year though!

19. Favourite YouTubers?  Gosh…I have so many!  I’m on youtube like 90% of my free time!  missglamorazzi/thegridmonster, lukeconard/luke, ihascupquake, joeygraceffa, chimneyswift11, juicystar07/otherjuicystar07, allthatglitters21/ellesglittergossip, macbarbie07/bethanyslife, makeupbytiffanyd/tiffanydtv, amarixe/allisonvlogs, hollyannaeree, michele1218, carlycristman/carlythebarbie, meghanrosette, sarahbelle93x, missjenfabulous, fleurdeforce/fleurdevlog SO MANY…..

20. Favourite movie? The Hunger Games (OBVIOUSLY.), Catching Fire (which hasn’t come out yet), Mockingjay (which hasn’t come out yet), Pretty Little Liars (which isn’t even real), and Pleasentville!

21. Favourite TV shows? Big Brother, Once Upon a Time, Grimm, Desperate Housewives, Two and a Half Men…

22. PC or Mac?  Well, let’s see.  I have a Macbook Pro, iPad, and iPhone.  It’s a hard decision.

23. What phone do you have?  iPhone 4S ^

24. How tall are you? Like 5’2.5.

That’s it for now!  I’m sure I’ll talk to you later today too!

I have a ton of tags here!

TGIF: I Love Sequins!

Happy Friday!  Welcome to a four day week!

So, this week I’ve been obsessed with three things.  Two songs, quotes, and looking at things to buy in Paris.  I also have been loving reading about some DIYs to do.  The two songs are “Ours” and “Sparks Fly” by Taylor Swift.  Just very typical ‘Olivia’ songs.  The next topic I want to talk about is the quotes that I’ve been finding.  I find quite a few amazing quotes on stumbleupon, and also, if I just am curious to find another quote, I’ll go on google or google images, and just search _____ quotes.  If I’d like something motivational, I’ll write that, or whatever.  Quotes have really gotten me through my everyday life recently, so I’d definitely recommend checking some out!  All of my Motivational Mondays include them too.

This month I’ve been looking at things to buy in Paris as well.  Lots of clothing and nail polish!  I’ve been getting a lot of items to add to my big list (which by the way, I’ll be doing a post on my Europe wishlist!) from Pinterest.  If you search hair & beauty, or women’s apparel, you’ll find lots and lots of inspiration.  Same with Polyvore!  If you explore other users’ sets, you can find some really great ideas!

OK.  I’m so obsessed with sequins I can’t hold it in.  They’re everywhere, and they’re so my style!  I of course would never wear them all over, but little hints of sequins is always nice!  I have a whole board on my Pinterest on just sequins, and things I would buy.  There’s a sweater by Juicy Couture that is grey and plain, except for on the front (not sleeves) where it has all sequins.  AHHHHH.  It’s so me because it’s so plain, but with SPARKLE..  Anyways, I better go, it’s getting kind of late!  Talk to you tomorrow!

TGIF: Draw Something && The Hunger Games!

Happy Friday!  This is gonna be a pretty quick post because guess what?!

I’m going to see THE HUNGER GAMEEESSSSSSSSS…..AHHHH.  I’ll have a little post about it in a couple days too!  Anyways, into TGIF!

So this week has been pretty crazy for me, with lots of assignments to do.  So I thought I’d just share a few things that I’ve found this week that I enjoyed.  The first thing was the song “A Thousand Miles” covered by Boyce Avenue and Alex Goot.  It’s another one of those songs where you always hear it, but never know it.  I went crazy like a mad man trying to figure out what it was, until I finally found it.  This is just the type of song where I love the music so much that it makes me want to play piano!  Amazing song!  The next thing has been the application ‘Draw Something’.  I’ve been playing it back and forth with Karly lately, and it’s really fun!  It’s basically like pictionary except it’s for your iPad or iPhone.  Another thing…I am obsessed with China Glaze For Audrey.  I haven’t had time to post a pic on my instagram yet, but it’s so pretty!  Just a classic turquoise or tiffany blue.

If you’ve been following my blog for a little while, you’ll know that I love summer!  Well, it’s been very, very hot here (at least for march!)!  It’s been like 26 degrees!  Everything summer has been my obsession!  Bright clothes, flip flops, you name it!  Fudgesicles and ice cream is another love of mine..Oh, and before I go, I’m going to give myself a bit of a break for my writing post of the week…sorry!  I still have to do my plane experience post, and I’ve been really busy this week, and have two assignments due and a huge math test next week!   But expect lots more posts on weekends!  Once I get into June I’ll be posting a lot!  Well, actually I’m not sure because I’ll be busy, but I won’t have any big assignments due!

Talk to you guys soon!  Have an awesome weekend! (:

Liv’s Life: 3 New Polishes && A Futuristic City

Hello!  So yesterday I got three new nail polishes, and I thought I’d share!  I got Essie Tarte Deco, China Glaze Flip Flop Fantasy, and China Glaze For Audrey.  All three are summer themed, matching my mood.  It’s going to be 26 degrees this Wednesday!!  I’m so excited!

20120317-183254.jpg Here is Tarte Deco

20120317-183340.jpg Here’s Flip Flop Fantasy (it’s much brighter in person!)

20120317-183408.jpg And here’s For Audrey, which is a gorgeous tiffany blue colour!

I’m so excited to wear them!  I have on Essie Tarte Deco right now, and I love it!

 

Anyways, onto the next thing I wanted to talk about, which is my TGIF writing piece for the week, which is about a futuristic city!  To me, the town would be full of buildings.  People in funky clothing would be flying everywhere, on their ‘drive itself’ flying vehicles. There would be colour everywhere, and crowds wherever you went.  I think of it being like the capitol in the Hunger Games, honestly.  In the trailer for the movies they show the city, and it fits my imagination perfectly.  There would be microscopic devices for entertainment, and you could teleport anywhere.  I actually really enjoy thinking about the future, because I’m thirteen, I love technology!!  Anyways, I better go, because I’d like to have a few more posts to have up in the next few days, so I’ll talk to you then!

TGIF: Spring, Spring, Spring, Spring.

HAPPY FRIDAYYYY!  Today I’m going to take things a little differently…instead of writing a bunch of little things, I’m going to suggest some bigger things to do this weekend.  I’m a little confused to be honest on this series, but I like the idea of recommending certain things to do when you have the time.  I’ll still include some favourites and my writing piece of the week, but it’ll be a little different.

So this week is all about spring.  It’s been beautiful here, and everyone has been in the spring mood!  I have posts about my favourite spring polishes, spring cleaning ideas, and some ways to amp up your space for spring!  They are kind of going to be my TGIF for this week, because combined, they are totally spring-ish!  So put on your favourite music, and get to it!

This weekend is going to be crazy cleaning and packing for me!  At my house, we have the April birthdays next weekend, so we are getting prepared!  Ever since I was little, I’ve always not really been too fond of cleaning (who is!) but when we have the birthdays here, I love it!  If you don’t know what our birthdays are, it’s where all of my family gets together to celebrate our birthdays.  We have the April birthdays for all three of my aunts, my cousin and my dad, we have the June birthdays for my mom and a family friend, and we have the September birthdays for my Grandma and I.  Like I said, I’m going to start my packing because I leave for Paris in about three weeks!  I always pack way, way before I need to, but it’s always nice to be organized!  Haha, my mom always thinks I’m crazy because I want to pack like a month and a half before the trip!  Anyways, onto my favourites!  My favourite website of the week is Pinterest.  I did a post on it where I basically just talked about my grad shoes and pinterest itself LOL.  I love pinterest so much!  You can see what I’ve pinned here.  My favourite song of the week is We are Young by Fun.  I think this song is really different, but it’s super catchy!  I’ve also been really loving colour this week!  It’s all over pinterest, and with this weather I have just been really enjoying it.  If you click the link right above about my pinterest, you’ll see.  Everything I post has crazy colours!  Actually, I’m not surprised because neons and colour blocking is super, super in this spring and summer.  I think I’m actually going to be doing a spring beauty trends post sometime today or this weekend, because I really love the trends!  Oh, and my writing is going to be about being on a plane.  I’m just gonna talk about my first experience, and what to do on a plane!

Anyways, I should go because I still have to do stuff!

Check these out too!
StumbleUpon: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative
Liv’s Life: I’m obsessing over pinterest && I love these shoes! 
DIY Easter Gifts! 
DIY St. Patricks Day Treats 
Spring into Summer: Save your money
Spring into Summer: Olivia has become a bookworm.