My trip to Brighton

Hi all,

I’m back from my trip to Brighton! The experience was quite an emotional one as the city if full of diversity and colour, unlike my hometown in the Midlands.

Me and my Mum walked around the city centre, presuming it to be dominated by big fashion and food franchises, but it was actually the opposite. The area was cornered by quaint little alleyways mixed with local cafes and small businesses. Each shop you’d pass by would have a different personality. For example, we went into a cafe called Choccywoccydoodah, which had quite an alternative, boho flavour to its interior. This was a nice change, as my hometown is swarmed with a lot of big brands and hardly any independent businesses.

Followed by a few hours of shopping, we went to see the big Brighton Dome, an attraction many come to Brighton to see specifically. Annoyingly, I only got one snap of the building as it was difficult to get a good angle with legit lighting (You’ve gotta think about these things now we live in the 21st century). The Dome is seeded by a small little park in which we sat down to take in the chaos of the city. I envied those individuals who trotted through the city on their way to their permanent home.

The moonlight was approaching, thus we turned back to the city centre which loomed with different colours. Interestingly, the evening seemed to be when it was it’s most liveliest. We made our way to the Brighton Pier which was crowded with tourists, particularly families hurrying to get their last go on the rides. Me and my Mum came to look at the Ocean view and have a browse through the arcade. We had an attempt at the ice hockey table and went to a fortune teller who said I was going to lose a close friend! (Thanks, pal)

Anyhow, the night dawned on us, and there was music playing from all angles, more spotlights brightening up the black sky and more demographics walking around the streets with confidence. I felt extremely safe!

We went to Nandos for tea because my Mum thought it was Nachos for some reason. She left very disappointedly back to the hotel.

Though the day ended quite unfortunately for my Mum, I loved my experience there and was extremely buzzed to return. Brighton, I’ll be back soon! 😀

 

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Brighton Buys – day one!

Hello everyone!!
Today I’ve temporarily vacated into Southern England! I personally adore travelling around the UK as each city seems to have its quirk. Currently I’m in Brighton to look at the uni for a few days and I am in the love with the diverse culture! As a bisexual I was delighted to see gay flags covering the central cities and a variety of demographics walking together as couples or friends. Despite it being the first day, the experience has been so good that I hope to share my experiences in a blog after my travels. However, today I am going to show my shopping purchases as I always turn into a spendthrift when I’m out in the high streets of respectable British cities

1) Bare Minerals – Bare Skin (£27)

 As a female adolescent, spots are the ultimate nemesis. Although I feel the need to spend over £40 on the Anastasia Beverly Hill Contour Kit or £36 on a Kylie Jenner Lip Kit, the idea of buying high end foundation terrifies me! I think it’s because it’s not the most noticeable aspect of make up, so I feel no need to venture into the extortionate territory. However, my mother gleefully pointed out how horrific and oily my BarryM foundation looked, considering it stated “flawless matte” on its questionable packaging. I personally wouldn’t stand for that as I am a very petty perfectionist so off to Debenhams I went and was recommended this foundation by a beautician. I have only tried the product on my chin as it is flowered with unflattering break out spots. The product remained matte, wasn’t oily and still remained as full coverage. Bare Minerals is also known for using natural products and being anti-animal testing which are two things I approve! Thumbs up for this foundation (Even though I applied it on 5% of my face)

2. Urban Decay – All Nighter; Long Lasting Makeup Setting Spray (£10)

In all honesty, I have little to say about this product. Urban Decay has always been a brand I’ve quite liked and I was running a little low on my Gerard Cosmetics Setting Spray that I use. Of course, if you’re into you’re beauty gurus, every guru on the planet seems to recommend Urban Decay for a setting spray (Particularly that white and purple one I can’t remember the name of) so I thought it seemed justified to buy one. However, my cash was pretty tight having just paid for a meal and wasted all my change on the Brighton Pier, so I bought the cheapest and smallest one I could find.


3) Black Mesh Bodysuit – £9.99

Finally, As I currently work in a global clothing chain, I went into the Brighton store to compare as I get ridiculously competitive over the mildest of subjects. Though I think my store is better, I found a black mesh body store that made me question if money is needed to be saved on necessities. The picture makes it look uglier than it is but I can assure you it’s a bloody decent bodysuit. I am running low on clothing to wear during nights out and I personally can’t be dealing with dresses, so I thought it seemed reasonable to purchase. The material is soft and smooth and the patterns are very beautiful. 


Considering this blog has no moral or anything to learn from except how petty and picky I am, I apologise.

BTW; the post is written on an iPad. Thus implying that there will be many grammatical and spelling errors. So sorry in advance!
Anyhow, I hope you’re having a good week guys!!