Advice for teenagers

Happy Thursday, today’s post is about teenagers and our current world, this is me speaking from 100% experience and how I felt in the situations and I hope it helps some of you out!

First thing I want to say is no matter how young / old you are, you have a voice of your own, it’s okay to have a different opinion to everyone else, it’s okay to not want to follow the crowd, it’s okay to be different, it’s okay to stand out.

Having a voice and using it is important, if you don’t want to do something speak up and say it don’t hide in the back and do it because everyone else is doing it!, do what you believe in and if you think it’s wrong say it and leave, don’t get yourself caught up in stuff you don’t wanna be in or isn’t easy to get out of! Always remember it’s your life and you shouldn’t live it to please anyone else but yourself! Also having a different opinion is okay too, don’t ever be afraid to share your opinion not everyone will agree but that’s okay, as long as you know what you are saying and doing!

“Following the crowd” I’ve lived this & seen so many do it, just because your friends do something doesn’t mean you have to!!! If you think it’s wrong and it’s something you know you shouldn’t do then speak up and say there is no way you’ll do it & that’s it no need to explain yourself! And if you think you have to do it to fit in or do it so your friends will like you or whatever then they aren’t really your friends and you are 100% better off without them! I’ve often been asked to do things and it’s all stuff I don’t agree with so of course I stood up and said that!

Being different & standing out is sO important to me, my mam often said to me look at those girls walking around in groups just worrying about school, while you have business ideas, what you wanna do in life & it all planned out. And I loved that because although I’m only 16 I’ve planned out so much and thought about doing such big things, the higher the goal the more I work & fight for it! But while my friends were out getting drunk and smoking whatever in fields ( which I was asked and asked to do with them but I always said no because that isn’t the way I want my life to go ) I was traveling, going to concerts and meeting new people and it truly was amazing! And I also ended up starting a blog because of the discussions I made!☺️

So not following the crowd, standing out and being different made me see what I truly want to do and what makes me happy, and gives me excitement every time I do it!

Now I’m not judging anyone who does drink or smoke I’m just saying EVERYONE in my town does it and Honestly it isn’t the road I wanted to take and I took a different one and ended up here, which I’m happy with! But it was all because I said no and didn’t give into the temptation of others. Also if you are going through a hard time don’t be afraid to text me on twitter my dms are always open! (@/lifeasbeccaa)

So,

Be kind

Be happy

Be strong

Be brave

Be respectful

Be different

Be you.

See you Tuesday!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

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New goals for life & my blog!

Happy Wednesday, I know Wednesday isn’t my upload day but I thought I’d add in an extra post today because it’s the start of a new month and I’ve somethings I want to change in my life! So I’ve had my blog a long time now but I’ve only been doing it on the side and had school work too. This year my two main focus will be trying to get into business school & my blog, so I’m gonna start doing monthly goals and try grow both my blog & social media! Also since I’ve been really sick since the start of July I also wanna get back into working out and eating right. So here are my August goals!!

– 300 followers on twitter

– 100 followers on WordPress

– 300 followers on Instagram

– 200 likes on Facebook

– post 2 blog posts a week

– start vlogging on Snapchat, so I’ve been wanting to do this awhile now (Snapchat – typicalbecca) trying to post daily on Snapchat, things like cooking, my workout, new clothes in stores, beauty/skincare + fashion tips, ootds, travel around Ireland with me, hauls, come to concerts with me, product reviews and literally everything!! Also I really want to start doing giveaways when I gain a bit of a following!☺️

Anyways just a quick post, See you tomorrow,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

NUDES BY PS ~ Pressed vs Cream Contour Set

NUDES BY PS ~ Pressed vs Cream Contour Set

I’m back! Happy Tuesday, so a couple weeks ago I purchased a few bits from Primark’s new KKW inspired line called nudes and one of the things I got was a cream contour set which I done a review on already. The cream contour set included a two shade cream contour stick, a two shade highlighter stick, a brow highlighter and a brush/blender which was €8. Now the other day I was in a local Primark and saw the pressed contour palette and thought I’d pick it up, try it out and compare it to the cream contour set! This palette contains one contour shade, two highlight shades and a blush.

3 difference of the two for me;

1. For me I feel like the cream contour sticks blend a hundred times better than the powder.

2. The cream contour always applied way better for me.

3. You get more options in the cream than the pressed.

They are really the only difference I can see. But in my opinion I’ve always loved cream contours and highlighters more than powdered ones!

Cream Contour Set

So like I’ve said before I think it’s good value for €8 because the colours are pretty and you get 3 highlight shades, 2 contour shades and a brush / blender. Also I love how cream contour applies and I think it feels light on the face, also blends better and gives more definition.

Pressed Contour Palette

First of all the contour shade was definitely too dark for me, I’m not a fan of heavy contour or really dark colours, but I love the highlight/blush colours! Although it was only €6 I wouldn’t go out of my way to go buy it, simply because it doesn’t blend well or look good for me!

See you Thursday!,

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Update again.

I feel like I’m always doing these but anyways, the reason I’ve not been active or posting is simply because my laptop broke and then my phone broke so I ordered a new phone and while I was waiting for it to arrive, a week before it came I fell really sick and was in hospital for a while and I’m only now starting to get my energy back and feel better, so I will be trying to go back to a posting regularly. I’m actually hosting a art camp all next week for kids so I might do a post at the end of the week all about that! Also any post you’d like to see me do tweet me them! @lifeasbeccaa, I’m actually been super active on twitter since I’ve been sick, so give me a follow!

Also Snapchat vlogging is happening now too, so If you wanna follow along on my shopping journeys and see new things in stores, ootds, beauty & fashion tips, travel with me or simply just keep up with my life add me on Snapchat @typicalbecca!

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Taylor Swift

Happy Thursday, i’ve been really busy and only got to write this really late last night soo yeah.

Last Saturday i went to Taylor Swift’s second Croke Park show which was also her 13th show on her stadium tour. First of all it was amazing!!! Honestly when i went to Ed Sheeran i didn’t think anyone could do as amazing as he did but Taylor surely did! Everything about the concert was amazing, her outfits, the set up, everything!! It honestly did show how much time and effort she put into the making of the shows, from the different acts she did, outfit change to stage change they all looked so creative and thought out. My favourite part of the show was her endurance it was the best! and my favourite song was the style/love story/you belong with me medley because they are literally my favourite songs ever. Along with Taylor being amazing so was the crowd, honestly love the happy atmosphere at concerts, can’t imagine how great it is standing on that stage looking at 80,000 people singing and dancing to your songs, Taylor literary didnt stop smiling from the second she came on stage till the very last second on the stage. Also as you walk into the concert they handed out wristbands that were actually set up to light up the colours of her stage and go off at the same time it honeslty looked so good and it was actually an amazing idea. There isnt a bad thing anyone can say about it honestly it was just so prefect and I don’t anyone can actually top it! If you are going to see her you should so look forward to it and if you are debating if you should go or not, 100% go, you wont regret it i promise!

Outfit!

Jumper & skirt & bra top – hm

Shoes & bag & sunglasses- Primark

Thank you for reading,

Becca xo

Revolution London

Revolution London

Happy Thursday!,

So I picked up 3 new revolution london products in superdrug. I got a highlighter palette, conceal palette and a lip kit.

Revolution London – Soph x – Highlighter Palette

Highlighter palette which was €9.00 and has 8 different shades and the colours are amazing, the bottom row is probably my favourite colours they are just so pretty and really pigmented and im not like a huge fan of highlighters like everyone else, like i rarely use highlighter when i do wear make-up but I’ll defiantly be using this palette from now on! you can purchase it online here.

Revolution London – Pro HD – Conceal Palette

As well as the highlighter, the conceal palette has 8 shades, light – medium. They have pretty good coverage and doesn’t feel too heavy on the face, the first shade is probably my favourite of the 8. I can’t find it online but I think it was about €9.00 as well as the highlighter palette. And the mirror on the palette is so amazing and clear, i love it so much.

Revolution London – Lip Kit

So along with the two palettes I picked up a lip kit. im not sure of the shade because i threw away the box and the shade isnt wrote on the lipstick itself so we’ll go with some shade of purple i think it might have been royal or something but anyways, it’s very long-lasting, once it’s on its on, also can’t find it online and think it was about €4/€5, and im pretty sure they have more shades!

See you Tuesday,

thank you for reading,

becca xo

This Is Ireland – Waterford

First post of my This Is Ireland series, I started in Waterford and i didn’t get that much done because i literally only decided to go that morning and didnt have it planned at all and i just wanted to jump straight into it so i will be re-doing Waterford and spending more time planning and doing things.

Where I did go;

– Tramore Beach.

– Latcadio Hearn Japanese Gardens.

– Waterford City.

LATCADIO HEARN JAPANSESE GARDENS

These Japanese Gardens have a unique story behind them, they reflect elements of gardening traditions of the countries and cultures traversed by Lafcadio Hearn during his varied life. (Patrick) Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) was a gifted writer and first became famous when he moved to Japan and also changed his name to Koizumi Yokumo, the gardens follow his journey from Greece to Ireland then to America and the gardens reflects this in design, choice of plants and particularly in visage of rocks. ” In order to comprehend the beauty of a japanese garden, it is necessary to understand – or at least to learn to understand the beauty of stones” – Hearn. The idea for the gardens came about in 2012 when his great-grandson visited T for the summer, and it was opened in 2015. Each garden has a story behind it about a period of his life, starting with The Victorian Garden which represents his childhood summers in Tramore, which he loved so much.

Garden’s 

  1. Victorian Garden
  2. Transition Garden
  3. The American Journey
  4. The Greek Garden
  5. Arrival in Japan
  6. The Stream Garden
  7. Woodlands
  8. The Garden Of Peace & Harmony
  9. The Living God
  10. Journey’s End

along with 10 gardens there is two little games for kids, with finding different fairy doors all around the gardens and another with another sheet of different things to find around the gardens.

opening hours: 10:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.

prices: adult – €5, child (under 12) – FREE.

guided tour (45min) €7.50 per person (4 adults max)

School Tours (all ages) €3.00 per child.

you can also get passes and become an annual friend all the information is on their website: lafcadiohearngardens.com

TRAMORE BEACH 

As soon as we finished in the Japanese gardens we headed to the beach, we didn’t do much just a walk along the beach, some arcade games, little bit in the fun fair and then some food.

For those of you who don’t know about Tramore it is located in Waterford City, Ireland which I think is about 20/30 minutes from the city, you can also get public transport to and from the beach. It has a lovely big beach, a fun fair, one or two shops, food places and a donut bar, along with two arcades. It is also literally every irish family’s tradition every year in the summer when you go to Tramore you get a take away in Dooley’s which is without a doubt the most amazing place ever!!!

WATERFORD CITY

Waterford is about two hours from Dublin and you can get bus or train to and from Waterford. We just went for a bit of shopping in the City and also were going to go to the Waterford Castle but it was closed for a private event so we couldn’t. Two little facts about Waterford, it is one of Ireland’s oldest towns, founded by the Vikings they called it weather fjord.

OTHER THINGS TO DO IN WATERFORD

  • Waterford Museum Of Treasures
  • Reginald’s Tower
  • Waterford Castle
  • Waterford Viking Triangle
  • House Of Waterford Crystal
  • Cathedral Of Most Holy Trinity
  • Greyfriars Municipal Gallery
  • Ballyback Castle
  • Geneva Barracks

I will be going back to do more at some point but any questions let me know! that’s it for Waterford… Kildare is next!

thank you for reading,

becca xo