Watching – part 1

I feel like someone’s watching me. It’s stupid of course. I’m home alone every Friday night after school until 9 o’clock and this feeling hasn’t existed up until now. I have an eerie feeling, something is chilling me to the core. This paranoia is scaring me, it’s irrational and childish yet still, something drives me to wrap my blanket around me a little bit tighter.

There. In the reflection of the window. Something darted out of sight as I looked up from my phone for the briefest of moments. I feel the colour drain from my face as I hear the faintest snigger.

I span on my heel to be greeted with familiar yellow eyes. Kara, the family cat, is sitting there with my brother’s sound effect machine and with another push of a button a fart sound filled the room.

I take the machine away whilst silently cursing myself for getting scared over such a trivial matter. Of course, it was the cat. “How could I have been so silly,” I ask the room. “No idea” replies the darkness.

Feeling my heart fall to my feet, I followed my first instinct and sprinted out the house. Still clutching my phone in my trembling hand, I check the time – 19:16pm. Is this all in my head? Regardless, I don’t want to be in that house. But without any evidence, it can’t be worth troubling the police?

No. I am firm in my belief that I can deal with this alone. I don’t need anyone else. The last thing I want is for the cops to come over here with guns blazing only to discover that the supposed intruder has escaped or worse, never existed. Kara is nowhere to be seen and my best guess is that she is still inside the living room with the stranger. No. I never saw anything or anyone. There is no proof that they were even there other than the voice I thought I heard. Convincing myself I was just out for a stroll, I made my way down the, thankfully, lamppost heavy street.

Hope you liked this. As a Halloween special me and Elle (changed names sorry about that) are in the process of writing this story. Other parts will be following so stay tuned. Let us know whether or not you are enjoying this in the comments and have a wonderful day/night.

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Watching – part 3 [final]

I’m losing my mind. The truth. It hurts more than being stabbed a hundred times over. I… remember now. I’m always alone. No one is coming back. My family…my parents… they were terrible when I told them I didn’t like my school. the people there, they are never mean, just indifferent, it’s as though I’m nothing. As if I’m worthless.

Sometimes, that hurts more.

I guess that fact they didn’t care about me got me through the car crash. No one has told me they are gone but I can see it on their faces. The face of pity. They think I’m a child. That I can’t handle the truth. However, they have told me that my parents will wake up so many times that I have started to believe them. That’s how I got into this mess.

A field. What? I don’t live near a field. It’s cold here. I didn’t bring a jacket.

My phone falls to the floor. Not that I care. I won’t be needing the time anymore. No one will be home when the police come to investigate. I wonder if they will find me here. Does your vision actually blur? It’s so dark. I can’t tell. My head is swimming. I feel my body fall to the ground. There is no point in standing up. I’ll sleep here. The darkness has caught up with me. Oh well.

 

Watching – Part 2

In the corner of my eye I can see a shadowy form following me but, like a nightmare, every time I look back there’s nothing. Well, nothing except a couple of strangers waiting at a bus stop, ready to head home. Home. Home isn’t safe.

The figure is coming closer. I break into a run. I’m sprinting down the road, desperate to find… what? What am I looking for? There’s nothing. I shake my head. Life. I want it. Life, laughter, joy. Perhaps it can shake off this stalker.

I can hear a whisper “Come. I’ve waited. Watched. Listened. You’re ready”.

No matter how fast I am running, I can’t escape the darkness of winter as it begins to envelop me. It’s… scary. Really scary. For the first time in my life, I don’t understand what’s happening.

Family. My parents. Last year’s holiday to France. If I’m going to die I’m going to die happy. Strange. The more I am focussing on this, slipping away from reality, the warmer I feel inside. It’s like the cold can just leave whenever it wishes. I wish I could do that.

It’s been what feels like an eternity. I stopped running a long time ago I guess. My breathing has returned to normal. I’m surprised I didn’t die whilst running. Not being athletic in any way hasn’t helped in this situation. Any other time I try to run I normally feel like I’m going to pass out as soon as I start.

I finally open my eyes. Here I am. Standing in the middle of the street like a weirdo. Looking at my surroundings. I notice that I am a few streets down from my house. Makes sense. I had doubted I could run that far. It’s not far enough. 19:32. About 15 minutes have passed. People are staring. I don’t blame them. I must look like a total mess. Not that I care anymore. All that matters is that I don’t die. Or at least that’s what I think should matter. The demonic laughing starts up again.

New Person On The Block

“Life is better with friends”.

That might be a quote from somewhere and if it isn’t it really should be. I have been thinking about this blog a lot lately and how much I wish I had the spirit to keep it up. I just don’t seem to get motivated enough to want to write and without motivation, my writing is a flop. This lead me to the question “what motivates me in life?”. I pondered this for a good few days and then I realized that the answer had been around me this whole time. Everyone close to me motivates me to keep doing better and carry on going with life.

So, with that in mind, I tried to work out a way to get that motivation and steer it towards this blog. The answer should have been obvious now thinking about it but yes as you may have guessed I recruited one of my close friends to help me with this task.

Said friend has already introduced themselves on this blog’s Instagram page and is going by the name Spoopy. That way you can tell the difference between the two of us. Or at least you would if I could come up with a good name. Give me a week and I’ll have one (suggestions are welcome though).

Through the power of friendship, we shall endeavour to put a post out there on Tuesdays for all you lovely people. It could be a range of things like before so no changes there just two slightly different writing styles on here for you to enjoy.

Also, apologies for the lack of posts on here since April or sometime long ago like that. It has been a ridiculously long time since you have heard anything on here and I feel kind of bad for that given that I don’t have a good excuse other than the fact that motivation levels were quite low.

However, time has been crawling on and October is here and that means a few Halloween themed posts here and there. I have some ideas that I can’t wait to put into writing and share on here. Then after all the Halloween hype is over we have Christmas. Again, ideas are springing up and I should probably write them down.

If you are new here and you like what you are reading then I think there is a follow button around here somewhere and all it does is give you notifications of when we have posted something. Like I mentioned we have an Instagram so you may want to follow that as well. The username is unicornlife2016 and we are posting fairly regularly on there. Feel free to leave a comment and as always thank you for reading this post and I hope you have a fantastic day/night.

Camden Market – London Day 2

Recently I paid a visit to the capital of England – London. I have been before but I was very young and all I remember is my little brother getting scared at the moving dinosaur at the natural history museum. This time around I am positive more happy and joyful memories have been formed. Ones that will last me a lifetime.

However, my memory is a bit weird in the sense that the only thing I really seem to remember is song lyrics. I kept that in mind as I walked around and decided the best way to preserve this beautiful place is through photographs. So that’s what I did. I also thought that I should share some of these pictures with you guys. So that’s what I did.

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CHURROS

 

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A shop dedicated to fairy lights

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A snake’s tail made of Lego

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The royal family – made of Lego

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A load of bags

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A load of lights

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This building was massive

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A few of the stalls at Camden market

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If you look closely you can see Big Ben

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I dunno it looks pretty

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Same as the last one

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221B Baker Street. I may or may not be obsessed with Sherlock Holmes at the moment

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In the Lego shop

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Big Ben – Only this time it’s made out of Lego

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A wall city type thing made of lego

Today’s post is day 2 and we did so much walking it was unreal. My feet hurt so much after that day. According to my phone (which died halfway through the day so it didn’t record all of it), I walked 8km. I normally average about 6km and that day I had done well over 10km.

So that is the end of these London updates. I did stay an extra day but it was mostly a blur of trains and people and no photo opportunities came up. Let me know what you think in the comments below and if you have ever been to London please share your experience I would love to hear from you.

Thank you so much for reading/looking at this post and I hope you have a lovely day/night.

M&M’s World – London Day 1

Recently I paid a visit to the capital of England – London. I have been before but I was very young and all I remember is my little brother getting scared at the moving dinosaur at the natural history museum. This time around I am positive more happy and joyful memories have been formed. Ones that will last me a lifetime.

However, my memory is a bit weird in the sense that the only thing I really seem to remember is song lyrics. I kept that in mind as I walked around and decided the best way to preserve this beautiful place is through photographs. So that’s what I did. I also thought that I should share some of these pictures with you guys. So that’s what I did.

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Massive hippo statue thing

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Skeleton

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The moving T-Rex

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A small section of the walls of M&M’s

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Cuddly toy

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The bag

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Another cuddly toy

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Some gifts you could buy for yourself or others

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Some random street I thought looked nice

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T-Rex head

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A painting of the dinosaurs

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Skeleton hanging from the ceiling

Hope you liked the pictures. There will be another one of these because I was in London for more than one day. However, after that posts will return to normal. And by normal, I mean infrequent random posts that shock everyone when they finally get posted. I am so sorry that I am really lazy (and busy) and I promise that I will post a LOT more in the next couple of months.

Thank you so much for reading/looking at this post and I hope you have a lovely day/night.

B Is For Beautiful Skincare Review/First Impressions

I went a bit crazy shopping online for skincare recently.

Now all I wanted was a simple packet of face wipes and I was looking at all the brands and deciding which one was best for my skin when I got a bit side tracked and bought a lot more than I was originally supposed to.

This isn’t normal person crazy. Normal person crazy would be that multiple boxes came through the post and filled the hall with little to none moving space in-between. When I go crazy it means that instead of buying one thing I buy 5 things with an additional two things come through as added extras in one big box.

However, I have never used any of these products before and I am very excited to try them so I thought that I would give you guys a little first impressions of these products. Side note – Incase I haven’t made it clear in the title this is about skincare. Now these all have slightly confusing names and I have honestly no clue what half of them are and I am so glad right now that I don’t have to say the names to anyone right now because I can’t pronounce it correctly for the life of me. Also, I would like to say that I had perfect natural lighting the day before this came in the post and now it has gone all rainy again so the pictures aren’t that great which is upsetting but oh well.

This is all from the brand B is for beautiful and it is cruelty-free, paraben free and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans which I think is nice. The first item I brought is the skin wipes I wanted to buy in the beginning. Can I make it clear that I ordered three packets of these so if I don’t like them I have a lot of spare wipes.

This is from the B. Pure range and they are the sensitive micellar cleansing wipes. The wipes don’t really have a fragrance and are not dry which is always good. They are textured which adds an exciting visual element. They are smooth on the face and my face feels pretty clean. I get a really oily forehead and this wipe washes away all the oils and left it feels soft and smooth like the rest of my face. That is a really big thing for me. If my forehead is still oily then I feel like it hasn’t cleaned my face at all and it was just pointless so if these wipes had failed that test I would have had to have gone on my search for some more wipes again because they wouldn’t have cut it for me. So, my first impressions of these face wipes is they nice to touch, don’t leave any trace of my oily forehead behind and have not caused my sensitive skin to inflame. Most products fail at the last one and I was really impressed. I will be certainly using these again.

 

The next product is the B. Revealed glycolic cleansing peel. I had no clue what this was and it sounded cool so I decided I would give it a go.

The “definition” like thing on the back says

B. Revealed is a dual action cleansing polisher. It gently softens and buffs away dull, dead skin cells for a smooth, youthful-looking complexion”.

I read the directions on the back because if I didn’t I would be likely to mess up. Inside the box, you have a tube with the actual product inside and a muslin cloth. Now when I went to put this product on my face firstly, it has a slight fragrance which I find to be pleasant and secondly this product is a very thick cream. The instructions did not specify how much of this product I should be applying on my face so I did a moderately thin layer all over my face and neck and then set a timer for the 3 minutes specified. Depending on how busy your evening/morning/life in general is you may not have time to use this product. This is something you should use 2-3 times a week. After the 3 minutes was up I dampened the muslin cloth and washed it off. This was slightly challenging as when I put it on the cream was white and it turned clear 3 minutes after and that made it hard to know where it was in order for me to rinse it off. However, I think I succeeded in the end and I have to say that my skin is so smooth and soft it is unreal. This also made my forehead extremely matte and non-glossy and all traces of oil have been swept away showing my skin as it is naturally supposed to be and I for one am extremely impressed by this brand so far.

The last product I spontaneously brought is the B. Refreshed essence lotion. IMG_4460.JPGFrom what I understand of all the words on the bottle this replenishes your skin with 12-hour intense moisture. Although we are now technically in spring the air is still really cold where I live and I get dry skin everywhere which is really annoying as you can’t use concealer over it without it looking weird and that just leads to further complications which I am not prepared to deal with. So, having zilch dry skin would be nice so I bought this product to give it a go and see if it can help. This is a clear liquid and it is for all skin types. Just saying that I really like the packaging on all of these products. The design is unique and sophisticated which draws people’s attention. It also doesn’t vary from product to product it is that set design which I also like. It smells like my grandma’s house and I’m not sure why. However, this smell is pleasant and I quite enjoy it. At first, when I put a few drops in my hand I thought it was an oil type thing and panicked. I hate the feel of oil on my skin and I know that it can be good as a moisturiser and such but I really hate the feel of it against my skin so I almost threw the product out right there and then. But it turns out that it isn’t an oil and all is well so I put it on my face and gently patted it in like the instructions told me to. Unlike most things that are supposed to moisturise this did not feel weird against my forehead and did not produce any excess oil that I would have to deal with. My skin still feels really soft and I can’t tell much of a difference between before I put it on and after. However, with extended use, I feel like I will see some more prominent results.

All in all, I have been really impressed with these products that I have brought and will be definitely looking at some of their other ranges and perhaps purchase them as well. If you have used any products from this brand before I would like to hear your opinion of them so, please comment it below.

We have reached 600 followers on Instagram! Whoopeeeeeeee! I have been busy of late which is why this post which was supposed to be in honour of reaching 500 followers is so late. However, I have another post lined up and ready to be written for you guys so stay tuned that could be up in a week depending on how productive I am and whether or not I get good lighting for the pictures required.

If you don’t already follow me on Instagram, then my username is unicornlife2016.

Thank you so much for reading this post and I hope you have a lovely day/night. Bye!

DIY Things to do when bored jar

Yay look it’s a post let’s all do a random dance.

So I don’t really know what to call this DIY and thing to do when bored jar was quite literally the best I could come up with.

But you have probably guessed it this is a DIY and I am going to teach you (hopefully) how to make one of these things.

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You will need the following supplies:

  • A jar (I used a random jar that was previously filled with sweets)
  • Some plain A4 paper (other sizes will work)
  • Scissors
  • A pen
  • Thread/string thing
  • Anything you think you could use to bling up the jar
  • Time
  • Patience… lots of it

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Here’s how to do it:

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  3. Now take your paper and cut it up into smaller pieces (but not too small you will be writing on them in a minute)IMG_4024.JPG
  4. Next, write on the pieces of paper ideas of things to do when you are bored (You can do as many as you want (I did 72)) – Note that the internet may be needed in order to accomplish this stepIMG_4025.JPG
  5. If you thought that was time-consuming wait for this one. Take all those pieces of paper and roll them up and tie them up with the thread/string thingIMG_4026.JPG
  6. Put them in the jar as you do it because chances are they aren’t all going to fit and unless you have another spare jar it will be a disaster
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  8. Now decorate your jar in any way you see fit and voila! You are done! Yay!

And there you have it. Next time you are bored you can simply whip out a rolled up piece of paper from the jar and then do the thing mentioned on the said piece of paper. It will hopefully stop you from dying of boredom (yes that is actually a thing you can be bored to death – if you don’t believe me look it up).

If you try this project out please post a pic on Instagram or twitter and tag me in it so I can see it. My username is unicornlife2016 on both.

It was Valentine’s day recently hope you all had fun. I ate ice cream and had pancakes for breakfast but that was it.

Thank you so much for reading this. It’s kinda short but meh. I hope you have a lovely day/night. Bye!

Typical day in my life – day 6

For the record, this is what I do on the weekend and not the weekdays because for me weekdays are pretty boring and I know that I certainly wouldn’t want to write about my typical weekday because I would get sad.

If you are at all discombobulated right now about what this post could be about it’s a typical day in my life. If you are discombobulated about why I am writing about that click here and that should explain (no promises, though). After clicking that little link, I would strongly advise you come back here and read this post with your new-found knowledge and embrace this post fully. If you enjoyed this post, then you will be pleased to know that there are another 5 posts a bit like this in the sense that they all are part of my 7-day blog challenge. You should also be mildly upset that because it is day 6 there is only one more after this and then all my posts will go back to normal (or as normal as they will ever get).

So, typical Saturday we will go with. I also find Sunday’s sad because Monday is looming over it like a strict teacher and that’s upsetting.

On a Saturday I will end up accidently waking up really early and then make a half attempt to go back to sleep. Once I realise going to sleep again is way too unlike me and that my brain is now too wired to go back to sleep I admit defeat and groggily flounder downstairs to the kitchen.

Breakfast will consist of some form of cereal drowned in milk and me with a notepad and pen trying to think of ideas for anything. Anything. Just because I find it hard to think in the mornings and I need to make myself think if I am to accomplish anything that day.

After I feel much more energised and ready to face the world I joyfully trudge upstairs again to have a shower and get dressed. Makeup is always done but minimal because I’m in that mood at the moment so that’s what I go with.

Right, guys, this is the most exciting bit okay brace yourselves. For pretty much the rest of the day I (drumroll please) read. For pretty much the entire day. Read. And listen to music. With occasional stops to eat because eating is important to stay alive. There is a chance I would write a bit of a blog post but I like reading and listening to music so there isn’t really time. Over the week I gather a range of books to read and if I haven’t finished them in the week I take the time to finish them whilst slowly distancing myself from society which suits me fine.

Then I take off my virtually pointless makeup and then fall asleep.

I have a really exciting life.

Unfortunately, that’s as exciting as my life gets so who knew this would be one of the shorter posts of this little challenge. Not me that’s for sure.

So, moving swiftly on. Thank you so much for reading this post (albeit a little short) and I hope you have a good day/night.