Positive Vibes | Day 2
This quote is a personal fav as it gives a bad-ass kick start to the day. It stops me from whinging about the less-important things (weak coffee, badly done eyebrows, thigh gaps...), spreads a little feistiness, and motivates me to get sh*t done. Thanks Mother T.
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Top 10 Barista Probs
If you've served your time at any Starbucks, Costa or Nero, you're gonna know that the struggle just gets way too real sometimes... 1. When your manager rings and you know they're going to ask you to do an early open. Sure, I don't need sleep HAHAHAHA (hate you). 2. Then when your alarm goes off at 3.30am the next day. I can't see a thing and I hate everyone already. 3. When you ask for a customer's name and they think you're either A. flirting (relax yourself), or B. give you the fakest name they can think of. 'Grande Caramel Latte for Madonna'Yep, well funny you. 4. Politely asking a customer how their day is going and them actually giving you an in-depth answer. Oh, so your divorce papers finally went through? Brilliant news! This isn't over-sharing at all. 5. When someone asks for a milkshake. Mate, what do you think this is? 'Well, we do coolers if you would like one of those, they're kind of similar' 'No. Just a normal milkshake please, love'. 6. A random person decides to burst in panting/sweating and asking where the toilet is. I mean, why have you left it this late in the first place? 7. Seeing some poor 18-year-old that is blatantly on work experience coming in with a list as long as your leg. Well, this is about to be a sh*t show. 8. When you see a coffee shop newby walk in looking hella confused. Then they ask for 'just a regular, filter coffee'.Let's not do this? 9. That person that is clearly late for a train so they watch every. Single. Little. Move.Stop making me nervous and sweaty. I know you're there. 10. When someone jumps in front of everyone in the queue to let you know that the WiFi isn't working. Oh, sorry, I forgot that I'm also IT support... Don't fret too much though babes. It's not forever. One day, you will get that smell of stale espresso out of your clothes, and your Saturdays will be yours once again.
Meet The boohoo Student Squad Pt. 2
Get to know the rest of our babein boohoo student ambassadors right this way... Sarah Three words that describe me... sassy, giggly and fun.My style is... everyday glam.I really can't live without... Instagram and Shy Girl lipstick by MAC.At the weekend I can be found... hunting for the best cocktails and eating all-day breakfast. My hobbies are... travelling, shopping and talking. My special skills are... playing the piano and IT.I'm always talking about... the Kardashians (and any reality show, really)The hashtag I always use is... #cocktails.A word or phrase I overuse is... literally.I'd actually die if... the Aden filter disappeared. @sarah_cantSisi Three words that describe me... vivacious, approachable and inquisitive. My style is... pin-up with a modern twist. I really can't live without... green tea - I drink it by the bucket. At the weekend I can be found... weight lifting - I'm competing in a bodybuilding competition soon. My hobbies are... fitness, fashion and beauty. My special skills are... motivation and persuasion. I'm always talking about... the gains - LOL. The hashtag I always use is... #FitCurvy.A word or phrase I overuse is... my body is my hobby.@missdivaliciousLauren Three words that describe me... fun, creative and stylish.My style is... casual with a hint of sass (and 70% stripes)I really can't live without... my phone, my wardrobe and my family. At the weekend I can be found... shopping, sipping on cocktails and InstagrammingMy hobbies are... shopping, reading and catching up on YouTube videos. My special skills are... designing - especially when it's fashion-related.I'm always talking about... anything and everything - I love a good chat. The hashtag I always use is... #styleblogger (and 29 other must-use hashtags!)A word or phrase I overuse is... like and proper.I'd actually die if... the Instagram brightness tool disappeared. @intothewoodsstyleGeorgette Three words that describe me... chatty, fun and outgoing.My style is... monochrome! I really can't live without... my iPhone, camera and chocolate. At the weekend I can be found... taking or editing photos. My hobbies are... photography, reading and shopping. My special skills are... finding new music to listen to and interior design. I'm always talking about... buying more makeup and clothes. The hashtag I always use is... #disney (I have an obsession!) A word or phrase I overuse is... great.I'd actually die if... the star filter disappeared. @miss_geo73Vlada Three words that describe me... smiley, knowledgeable and a shopaholic. My style is... unique - it changes with my mood. I really can't live without... my phone, Instagram and shopping.At the weekend I can be found... exploring a new city.My hobbies are... shopping, squash, cooking and mostly eating! My special skills are... waking up with one alarm.I'm always talking about... everything. The hashtag I always use is... #throwbackI'd actually die if... the VSCO filters disappeared. @y_vladaElla My style is... experimental but comfortable. I really can't live without... high-waisted jeansAt the weekend I can be found... with my friends, filming YouTube videos and writing blog posts. My hobbies are... photography and writing. My special skills are... editing and photography.I'm always talking about... how I never have anything to wear (whilst staring at a pile of clothes)The hashtag I always use is... anything to promote my blog or YouTube channel. A word or phrase I overuse is... are you serious? I'd actually die if... the butterfly filter disappeared. @ella__renee__Katy Three words that describe me... bubbly, creative and compassionate. My style is... chilled but bold. I really can't live without... my GHDsAt the weekend I can be found... shopping, eating and going out with my boyfriend. My hobbies are... music, photography, cooking, chilling and using social media. My special skills are... a good listener - I play a lot of music by ear. I'm always talking about... food and fashion.The hashtag I always use is... #love - I like to spread the love! A word or phrase I overuse is... literally.I'd actually die if... the Aden filter disappeared. @thatgirlfromCarlie Three words that describe me... fun, hardworking and compassionate.My style is... always changing. I really can't live without... green tea and reality TV.At the weekend I can be found... at happy hour with a porn star martini.My hobbies are... travelling, cooking, shopping and running. My special skills are... online stalking, spending money, marketing and cooking. I'm always talking about... my internship in Hong Kong.The hashtag I always use is... #nofilter.A word or phrase I overuse is... damn Daniel.I'd actually die if... the butterfly crown disappeared. @carliegraingerLaura Three words that describe me... edgy glam.I really can't live without... coffee.At the weekend I can be found... exploring new places. My hobbies are... designing, styling and blogging. My special skills are... designing and working under pressure. I'm always talking about... new trends. The hashtag I always use is... #ootdA word or phrase I overuse is... do you know what I mean? I'd actually die if... the dog filter disappeared. @laurabudryteAdele Three words that describe me... artistic, determined and persistent. My style is... versatile. I really can't live without... my planner. At the weekend I can be found... at home binge-watching Netflix.My hobbies are... fine art, photography, day-dreaming, interior design, long walks and working out.My special skills are... painting, drawing, using Photoshop, planning and organising. I'm always talking about... clothes or spending money. The hashtag I always use is... #grungeA word or phrase I overuse is...I literally died.I'd actually die if... the Ludwig filter disappeared. @thatotheradele
Babein' Body Confidence
Another week, another dose of how to feel fab with your body thanks to these kick-ass bloggers. We challenge you to not feel sunny after reading these stories... “I remember stepping onto the beach wrapped in a tummy-control swimsuit and a cover up, glancing nervously round at the people nearby and making any excuse not to take those tentative steps down across the sand and into the water for the fear of what other people would think of me. I was so self-conscious of removing my cover up that I wore it into the sea so that I didn’t have to uncover my non-conventional “beach body” that I felt wasn’t as “ready” as the toned bodies in the media. Fast forward 7 years, and I’ve added a lot of self-love, and surrounded myself with body positive, beautiful women of all shapes and sizes who love their bodies. I won’t pack swimsuits and cover ups now – it’s all about the two pieces! Let’s be honest, if someone is spending their holiday judging you on how much your thighs jiggle, they’re quite obviously not taking full advantage of fruity flavoured cocktails, midday snacks and sunshine, right? The truth is that those people that you think are eyeing up your cellulite probably aren’t even looking at you and if they are, perhaps they’re wondering where you got your bikini? When you’re second guessing yourself, it’s so easy to feel like others are too. Confidence comes down to not caring what others think, and realising that how you feel is much more important than the opinions of others, and I for one feel like a total beach babe.” “I've struggled a lot with my body. Putting on weight affected me so much; I hated how I looked so much until one day I just physically felt so sick and tired of hating myself. Social media is a massive influence to why young people, not just girls, don't feel confident in the skin they're in. Hands up, I used to be one of those people that thought every photo I posted had to be “OMG YOU LOOK SO BEAUT!”, or that my make-up always had to be “SO FLEEK.” I feel like there's a lot of pressure on how we look, which is exaggerated by social media. There’s an idea that you’ve got to look good for the ‘likes’, and this just isn’t true! You're so beautiful with or without the likes and followers. Don't ever feel like you're worth nothing or that there's something wrong with you because of Instagram. I've learnt to love myself and accept my flaws. I was ridiculously insecure about my thick thighs, stretch marks, not-so-flat stomach and my scars. But now I've just grown to love myself. No one is perfect. There’s more to life than worrying about how I look or what other people think of MY body.” “I’m a huge believer of to get a bikini body, you simply put a bikini on your body. No matter what size clothes you buy, or how much you weigh, if you have the flattest tummy or biggest of bums, we all have that one thing that we pick at. Even if you did work on it, that would just leave room for us to find something else about ourselves to complain about, right? From as young as I can remember, my biggest confidence issue was my tummy. I had small boobs but that never bothered me. I always embraced them. Even now, I love that I can wear no bra 80% of the time. Not having a super flat stomach was just always what I tried to fix – but I will never let a confidence issue stop me from putting a bikini on.There are always little things you can do to help you feel better about yourself. For me, once I get into my bikini, I’ll do an 8 minute abs workout, followed by some squats. It’s all about mind over matter. I know I could just give up crisps, or chips, or Pepsi. But I don’t want to – and I shouldn’t have to give up things I enjoy to make myself feel better when I’m in swimwear. Some of my favourite things to feel more confident are to stay hydrated, keep moisturised, accessorise with whatever makes me feel good, and to tan up!" “As cliché as it sounds, for me, body confidence comes from within. I like to do things which make me feel good about myself; work out so that I can enjoy the food I want to eat; dance, laugh, surround myself with people I love, and generally try and look after my body as best that I can. Over the last few years I have slowly come to the realisation that in order to feel good about yourself, you have to embrace your imperfections; they are what set you apart – which is a good thing!”
10 Things That Happen At Every Sleepover
Sleepovers are for sleeping?! Forget that, they were the best nights of the year before we were old enough to go out out. From makeover fails to falling asleep way before we bragged we would, here's 10 Things That Happen At Every Sleepover. The Sleeping AllocationYou've arrived and now the most important decision of the night - who's sleeping where? How many people can you squash into a single bed? Who gets the short straw with the spot on the floor by the door? The Late Night Brag"I'm sooooo going to do an all-nighter" are the famous last words uttered by the same girl who falls asleep first #hardcore. The Pyjama Comparison Never has there been such importance placed on your sleepwear. Even worse if you're the only one who didn't know about the matching PJs - WHY DID WE NOT DISCUSS THIS BEFORE?! The Beauty RegimesThe face masks go straight on with everyone having their own variation - green, purple, pink - the colour wheel is endless. And then comes out the hair styling tools because who doesn't need a full head of crimped hair right before you go to sleep?! There's a high chance someone will try an intricate plait or up-do where bobbles will get stuck in your hair or your scalp will be in agony for the remainder of the sleepover. Joy. All The FoodChances are the parents of said sleepover will have stocked the house full of all the food - great yeah? Apart from the fact you'll feel the need to eat everything and by 9pm have massive food regret and need to lie down. Good job you're at a sleepover... The GamesPre-Candy Crush we had to be imaginative with the games we played. Snog Marry Avoid, Would You Rather? or Truth or Dare were sleepover favourites. Although how far dares can go when you can't leave the bedroom, let alone the house really does limit you. The Prank CallingSchool crushes will be discussed. You may even hop on MSN to see if your boo is active online and brave a quick hello before signing off with G2G! Or if you're really daring the pranks will start, because how else will you let the love of your life know you're into him without irritating him with 10 calls in one night?! The Telling OffIf your parents didn't come in to yell at you at least once, you weren't doing sleepovers right. They'd put the fear of god into you and you'd all quieten down the party for at least 20 minutes before you quite frankly forget and get the party started again. Repeat X3. The Scary FilmsOne of the sleepover crew will have snuck in their parent's stash of scary films which you're all uber excited to watch and uber underage too. Reality? You'll all be terrified at the end (if you make it that far or if your parents didn't catch you) before having to throw on a Disney film to counteract what you've just seen. MY EYES. Scary Stories Whoever's made it this far (without falling asleep) will now be subject to the scary story section of the sleepover. They'll be one girl who just can't handle it and threaten to leave the sleepover and/or cry. Others may not show it but inside are now too scared to sleep and you'll vow not to go to another sleepover, until next month when Kerry from English announces it's her turn to host. Oh okay then... Happy sleepover-ing!
#theboohoostore | Here’s what happened at our Paris opening party!
From LA to Paris, we're taking over! On Wednesday night we launched our first ever boohoo Pop-Up Store in Paris. We teamed up with DJ mega babe Aurielle Sayeh and our friends at Campari liquor to help kick off our opening party in true boohoo style. It was an amazing night and the store was brought to life by all our gorgeous guests and some of the coolest VIP's in Paris!Our super cool stylist, Grace, shared with us what the day was like for her. Describe your job role in a sentence A typical day for me is dressing gorgeous ladies & making them even more gorgeous! This week I’ve been dressing #theboohoostore with fab fashion, showcasing our hottest summer trends! Describe the day leading up to the partyIt was all hands on deck from 9am all the way to 7pm preparing for the opening party. Most of the day was spent selecting and preparing trend packages and choosing which key pieces to present to our French customers. I also dressed the mannequins and windows displays to make the shop look truly amazing.Were there any famous faces/ special guests at the party?Yes! We spied the sassy Kenza of La Revue de Kenza, along with our AW15 blogger Margot of YouMakeFashion. It was really great to see the girls as we’ve worked with them on French campaigns in the past. There were lots of press there too with Leslie Benarroch the fashion editor for Public magazine making an appearance. What is your favorite boohoo collection in store today and why?It has to be the festival collection! It’s got a great mix of style and colors and really gets you ready for summer. There are lots of key pieces you can mix in with your current wardrobe and wear now. I’m counting down for festival season!What are your top 3 party survival tips?1. If you don’t recognize someone who starts speaking to you, just smile and go along with it!2. Don’t pre-drink, take it steady.3. Have your compact mirror and lippy on hand at ALL times. Our store schedule is jam packed over the next week, follow @boohooFRANCE to stay up to date!