Tuesday, 21 July 2015

The truth of living with 3 guys...

Recently I've moved into a house with not one, but three guys! Before I moved in I had no clue who I was moving in with, let alone that I would be the only girl in the house. I have to admit I was a bit worried at first as to how I would fit into the dynamic of the house, but after a few months here I'm finally settling in and we now joke it's a bit like the house in New Girl.

I thought it would be funny to do a post on the realities of what it's like to live in a house share as the only woman. It's a bit of a different one for me, but enjoy! 


House Pet
At some point, you will end up with a house pet. In our case it was a bird that fell in some oil. We named him slick, we washed him, we tried and failed to feed him. He had a day of love and affection and when we finally decided it wasn't a great idea to care for a wild bird we sent him on his way much to the delight of his parents who looked as though they had been searching for him all day.

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Food, glorious food...
When they say lets get some food, they don't mean from a cafe. They mean from a van in a lay by on the side of a busy road.

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Nerf gun wars are no joke.
These are the real deal comrade. Boys take no prisoners, so you'd better be ready to run for your life and think of a top hiding spot with your weapon at the ready.

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One beer never actually means one beer.
Luckily for me, I don't drink alcohol, but when the guys say "lets go out for a beer" it rarely translates into just one beer, so you'd better be ready for a late one.

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These boys are not Gok Wan
Don't even bother asking for outfit advice. Ever. You have been warned.

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Don't start a war you're not prepared to finish
Tickle wars, prank wars, play fights. If you're not prepared for the repercussions, its best not to them start them; If you're happy to be squashed under a pile of three grown men tickling you to death, then by all means, go for it.

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When mother nature comes knocking once a month...
You'd better believe the boys have got your back. They'll pretty much provide you with anything to avoid a no chocolate, crazy eyed, bawling monster that they don't understand.

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There are times when you will realise, you just arent "One of the lads"
In our house they built a makeshift bar in our garage and I am not a DIY kinda girl. In these circumstances its ok to sit back, relax and watch them do all the hard work, whilst you sit back and plan out how to make the place look awesome.

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You're doing what?!
Men still are from Mars and women are still from Venus, so don't be surprised if you still find yourself asking WTF?! when they do some pretty weird things.

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You sexy thing.
You'll spend approximately one week trying to look your bad ass sexy self every time you bump into one of them on the stairs, until that one time you decide to head downstairs in your Penguin pjs, cradling a tub of Ben&Jerry's covered in your favourite face mask, when you realise that, guess what? They don't even care! Let your normal routine resume.

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They might even surprise you
Sometimes, guys get a bad rep, but I have to admit that after living here for a few months I couldn't have been more wrong. After moving in post bad break up I was ready to hate all men and could not have thought of anything worse than living with three of them, but I have to admit how wrong I was. These last few months have been some of the funniest and as someone who can sometimes be a little uptight, the guys have shown me its ok to have a bit of fun sometimes and at the end of it all, you've all got each others backs.

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Until Next Time

B x

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

5 things we've all thought whilst watching Pretty Little Liars

Pretty Little Liars, what a tangled little love/hate relationship we have with you. It's the program we all love to hate and I can't go a few hours without seeing a tweet about the frustrations of getting hooked on this gloriously addictive yet annoying show!

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I thought it would be a bit of fun to put together 5 thoughts we've all probably had whilst binge watching 6 seasons only to still be left wondering; Who the F*#k is A?

(P.s don't read on if you're not up to date, 'cause Yano, spoilers!) 


Do these girls know nothing about technology?
Why is your phone on loud when you're sneaking around!! Seriously, have you girls never heard of silent? 

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Talking of which, have they never heard of safety in numbers? 
Let's go to this really creepy dark place all by ourselves when we know A is out to get us because that's the most sensible thing to do, Right? 

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The brave feeling before watching.
I'll just watch this one episode before bed, it's not like it's THAT scary. 

40 minutes later...

OMG that episode was SO creepy, I'm locking all my doors and windows tonight. Will someone please hold me whilst I sleep? 

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Crushing on all the boys... 
I think my crush is definitely Caleb, or maybe it's Toby, Ohhh but what about Ezra's dreamy eyes...can't hurt to like all three can it? Girls gotta have options! 

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Going A crazy
Who is A? Am I A? Maybe my middle name is Charles and I just don't know it? Is my cat A? She's been looking a little shifty recently...Maybe we're all A and this is some real freaky sh*t! 

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what frustrates you most about the show? Who the hell do you think A is? All of the questions?!??!?!?!

Until Next Time

B x 



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Monday, 6 July 2015

Tips to Achieve the Perfect Tan

The summer seems to be officially here with lots of bright days and as bikini season approaches most of us start to dream of beaches and the perfect tan. This week I wanted to throw a spotlight on my favourite products that help give me that post holiday glow, without the expensive plane ticket. Below I've compiled a list of tips, tricks and my favourite products to leave you looking like you've just stepped off the beach.  

Moisturise, Moisturise, Moisturise...


My first tip would be to make sure you are suitably buffed and moisturised. There is nothing worse than applying tan and finding out later you have patches due to dry skin, which could of easily have been avoided if it wasn't for a bit of extra prep. I like to do a bit of multi-tasking when applying my moisturiser and so I always head for a bottle of Nivea Body firming lotion, it leaves my skin super soft and firms and tones it all in one go. 

My top tip for moisturising would be when it comes to avoiding the dreaded patches on elbows, knees and ankles; Nothing gives away a fake bake than the tell tale signs of bright orange patches. My go to product to avoid this is Body Shop Beautifying oil. This super duper do it all product can be used for your body, face and hair and it smells absolutely delightful. Apply a teaspoon amount to each of the dry areas on your body, I find this stops the tan clinging to those areas and just leaves them with a light glow. 

Go Gradual...


For all you pale girls out there worried of looking like an extra from Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, why not go gradual? As a fellow pale girl, when I don't want to risk it I'll often opt for a gradual alternative. Gradual tans were where I first got my fake tan bug from and they are a great alternative if you're just starting out. It does all the hard work for you as it moisturises and tans all in one, but be careful to wash the palms of your hands thoroughly, as I have been caught out in the past with some lovely luminous palms. 

Do the double D...


When I was asked to review the Madame La La* Tan I was intrigued, could one tan really do it all? Well the answer is simply yes. I hear you crying what is a DD tan, well its a Dynamic do all tan and it really does do what it says on the tin. I have fallen in love with the light mousse and I use it when time isn't an issue. With a three hour developing time, I usually slather this little beauty on using a mitt, just before bed and wake up with an LA glow. The tan is infused with Coco Water, Aloe, Green tea, Vitamin E and Skin finishing protectors which all have amazing skin hydrating benefits. It also has innovative skin customising technology so your tan looks natural and adapts to your skin tone and it smells like coconuts! Whats not to love? This beauty is available for £36 at madamelala.com

For when Time is of the essence...


After a beautiful tan that works after just one hour? Then Cocoa Brown is the one for you. This innovative tan created by Marissa Carter is my go to tan before a big night out. It works effortlessly to give me the perfect bronzed glow. Its super easy to apply as its tinted formula can be applied flawlessly with a mitt. Not bad for a tan that costs just £7.99, available at Superdrug. 

What are your go to summer tanning products?

Until Next Time

B x


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