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My response to Kim Kardashian being robbed

Kim Kardashian was robbed the other day. It is a well-known common fact by now. Everyone is talking about it, but some not so in a positive light.

Kim Kardashian is a mother, a wife, a sister, an auntie, a friend. She is a woman, a human being. She is just like me and you. Or your mother, your wife, your sister, your auntie, your friend. She was and is just a person who was held at gun point, against her will, and underwent a scary experience that no one should wish upon anyone else.



Yes, I understand, things like this happen every day, people get held up. But we don’t hear about it. But that is understandable. They are not famous. I don’t mean that is a derogatory way, I’m not saying they matter any less, linking back to my original point, she is just a human like anyone else. But we can’t expect to hear about it every single time it happens, but we can and should expect to feel the same way about everyone it happens to.

People are lacking basic human compassion. It is ridiculous that people are claiming she deserved it – no one deserves that. Just remember, as I keep saying, she is a MOTHER, amongst other things. She has kids. She has a family. If she had died, I bet none of you would be saying the same thing. People wouldn’t be calling her out for her lack of security or the fact she carried very expensive jewellery around. None of that should matter at the end of the day, in layman’s terms, a human was robbed. Have some compassion.

So that was my thoughts, my response when I heard and saw the story circulating and people making comments upon it. However, I have more to say as something happened yesterday and today which has led me to have more thoughts about it.

I study English language at A-Level, and in my class yesterday this topic was brought up. And my teacher’s opinion on it was similar to those on the internet. “She deserved it.” No. No. As my teacher began to discuss his thoughts, I decided to discuss mine. I understood his point, how he was saying she should have had better security, or she should have not have took that much jewellery to Paris. Okay. But what he went on to say next wasn’t okay, and what he did after that definitely wasn’t okay.
He discussed how it was a shame she wasn’t shot, how she should have died, how it was all her fault, how because she’s famous she should have to expect it and deal with it, how she shouldn’t have puts her kids in that position (her kids wasn’t there, he was referring to if she had died and left her kids behind) and finally, how it was probably fake anyway because if she had sold her sex tape then she would do anything for fame.

Stop. Stop shaming a human. (No, I won’t say a woman because I believe in equality, and I don’t call that feminism, I just call that equality. But that is a whole other topic) She was fucking robbed! At gun point! She thought she was going to be raped and killed! She didn’t ask for it, whether she’s famous or she posted a pic of her flashy ring on Snapchat, she didn’t ask for it. Yes, she sold her sex tape, but plenty of people do things in their past, which are regarded as socially not acceptable, but do they also deserve to be robbed? I don’t think so. Take a step back and evaluate the situation. How would you feel if that was your sister, your mum, or just a girl in your local village? You would feel bad for them, sad for them, sad and bad for their family and friends. So why don’t you feel bad for Kim K? You don’t know her, Just like the girl in your local village who could have done something bad which you didn’t know about. You think you know Kim K because she famous, but you don’t. You don’t know what kind of mother she is, you don’t know her!

My teacher said and I quote “the more times you say that name, the more irritating it gets.” Referring to “Kim”. He said that the next day, today, because he decided to base the whole next lesson around it, and we were reading an article about the incident. It mentioned Kim’s name around 30 times. No shit! The article is about her, of course it is going to mention her name. He spoke a lot about the article being bias, but he taught a lesson involving a lot of biased information, about how he hated Kim. Double standards. I’m not typing this to get at my teacher – he was one of my favourites. But my teacher doesn’t only represent my teacher, but it also represents what I’ve heard online. Everything that I’ve said my teacher had said is true, but the reason I’m typing this is to prove my point to the world.

For people arguing the points of, she shouldn’t have been carrying that much jewellery around, it was Paris fashion week. A week of fashion shows where everyone is going to be focused on your fashion. If you’re Kim K, and have that kind of jewellery, you are going to take it to Paris fashion week. To her, those are her best pieces. Like your Adidas superstars or Michael Kors handbag is your best piece, which you’ll wear to the shopping centre on a Saturday. It’s all relative.

For people arguing the points of, she should have had better security. Yeah, maybe, perhaps. Her bodyguard was at Arc nightclub guarding Kourtney and Khloe. Maybe she should have had another one. But it still happened, you can still care without constantly picking fault.
If you take something from this, just think about how you’d feel if it was someone close to you. Or just think about if it happened to someone you don’t know. Or just have some decency and compassion.

Spread love and care not hate and negativity.

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First impressions: Jeffree Star Liquid Lipstick (Review)






I am going to start a new series on my blog where I do mini first impressions/reviews on new makeup products I get my hands on. The first product I am going to talk about is the Jeffree Star velour liquid lipstick in the shade Scorpio. I know there is a lot of controversy surrounding Jeffree Star at the moment, however this review is purely based on the actual product, it has in no way been affected by his actions. I know a lot of people are curious about what the actual products are like without people going on about the drama, so that is what I thought I would do today!

Starting with the formula. I can't really speak much about the lasting power, however when I tried it on, I ate chorizo pasta (very oily) and chocolate cake and it did wear off in the center, but to be honest, to say I had oil, it held up decently. The thing is with this lipstick is that they don't ever fully dry own - meaning they aren't transfer proof. Some may see this as a negative, but because of this they are a lot more comfortable to wear, and aren't really that drying. There is no over bearing scent, they kind of just smell makeupy.

Moving onto the packaging. The applicator is a standard doe foot. It has more of diamond shaped flat surface, which makes it easier to apply. I feel like if I had used a lip liner I would have done a better application, because it is a dark colour. The packaging itself doesn't really have that "luxury heft" to it, however it doesn't feel cheap, it must be well made. The style of the packaging is cool and quirky, it definitely reflects the brand. I love the rose gold typing on it, and the pink adds a pop of fun.

I actually really love the colour. It is something different for me, I usually stick to my nudes or light easy to wear colours. I thought as I was purchasing something from quite a diverse brand, I ought to try one of the more hip colours. You can get your standard nudes anywhere, so I thought it would be good to branch out. Now I have tried this, I am tempted to get a more wearable colour so I can wear it on a more regular basis. The colour of the sticker on the box shows Scorpio as much more purple, however the colour in the bottle reflects the actual colour swatched/on the lips pretty well. It is more of a grungy grey with a hint of purple. It is very pigmented, you do not need a lot. You can literally put it on the top lip, press your lips together and it will have completely covered your bottom lip too. A little tidying up may be necessary, but it so easy in my opinion!

I paid £16 for the actual lipstick, off beauty bay, as Jeffree Star has landed on their website. I love beauty bay, they offer free delivery over £15, but me and my friend put our orders together and paid £1.25 each for next day delivery. (It's £2.50). Also, don't be worried if the postman doesn't bring them, as beauty bay works on a courier service.

Overall I am really impressed with this liquid lipstick, it is the most comfortable one I own. It's a gorgeous, different colour. I would buy another one.

I hope you enjoyed this post, I enjoyed making it, sat on the train on the way to London.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx




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Sephora Rose Face Mask








I recently tried out the Sephora rose face mask and I have to say I really enjoyed it. It is a sheet mask, which makes it super easy to use, no faff or fuss. You just take it out of the packet, put it on your face for a bit, take it off and there - bobs your uncle. No mess - you don't even have to wash anything off. It leaves your face feeling fresh, and hydrated, which for me with my dry skin is hugely beneficial. I used this one night before bed - and to be honest I wish I had used it in the morning or before something significant as I felt as if it created a perfect base for makeup. It left my skin smooth and dewy, which I would imagine would have been lovely under foundation. 

Overall this product gets a thumbs up from me - I wish I could get my hands on it easily, as I'd use it all the time.

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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Photoshoot

Yesterday, me and my mum went on a photo shoot. Here are some of the pictures! As I mentioned in my last post, I want to document more things on my blog, so here is one of them! Enjoy!














Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx

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Belated Birthday & Pink Hair

As I'm sure you are aware I was ill over my birthday so I had to postpone a get together until summer. I had a few friends over the other day and I thought I'd share some photos. I also dyed my hair pink the evening before! I hope to do more of this on my blog, share random memories and photos, as it will hopefully allow you to have a special glimpse into my life. Photo credits to my best friend Georgia for the ones of me :) Her instagram - @_geofox_





Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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My banana bread recipe

I have been making banana bread for years, and it is one of my specialities if I say so myself.

The ingredients I use are:

  1. 3 bananas, peeled and mashed
  2. 1/3 cup melted butter.
  3. 3/4 cup sugar (I always add a tiny bit more)
  4. 1 egg (beaten)
  5. Pinch of salt.
  6. 1 1/2 cups of plain flour.

So simple!

You can also add in extras. Today I threw in a cup of milk and dark chocolate chips. (One cup all together, worked pretty well.) I've used walnuts before, raisins, or anything else that has tickled my fancy! Experiment with it! 

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 175°C, and butter a loaf pan.
2. In a mixing bowl, mash the bananas with a fork (or potato masher) until completely smooth. Stir the melted butter into the mashed bananas.
3. Add your pinch of salt, stir in the sugar and beaten egg before mixing in the flour. Add your extras too now if you were planning on it. 
4. Pour the mixture into your prepared loaf pan. Bake for 50 minutes at 175°C, or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.
5. Remove from oven and allow it to cool completely. Remove the banana bread from the pan. Slice and serve.













(I also made scones)

I hope you love this recipe as much as I do! Also, if you decide to make it be sure to tweet me a pic! (@gabriellaftpll).

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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Hello again

I hate the phrase "I don't know where to start", but in all honesty I don't with this post. I have hugely neglected my blog over the past few months and I understand that you are all probably thinking - where are you? Quite a few things have happened since we last spoke, so let me fill you in. Before I do though, I just want to say, I can't thank you all enough, my readers, for your continuous support. You have been showing the love to my blog over these past few months that I haven't been able to, regularly reading and being overall great, so thank you.

My last proper post (forget about all the YouTube things for a while, we'll get to that) was at the end of March. Shortly after this, my laptop broke and I was already being weighed down by a million and one other things so it was kinda shoved to the bottom of the to do list. Intense revision for my GCSE'S was beginning, and by the time April came around, I decided I'd try and get my laptop sorted and get back into my weekly posts around my 16th birthday, April 28th. I had so many posts planned, I had gone to Center Parcs the week before and took numerous shots for posts and I was excited to be doing posts for my big birthday. Although all this was happening, I wasn't actually feeling too great, mentally and physically. At this time, I got hugely let down by someone, I thought this person got me and understood things, so when they showed otherwise, it made me think if they don't, how can anyone else, therefore I lost motivation for blogging for a bit. This then happened again, with someone else (boy wise this time :/), the same sort of situation and this changed me. I'm lucky in the fact I do have some great long standing friends, who will support me :). By the time It was nearly my birthday, I was mega excited for the big day and my party and all the fun blogging opportunities. When in true Tamzin's life style, this all got ruined. I became really ill on my birthday, having to come home on my actual birthday from school, as well as having a week and a bit off after that. That long off during intense study period is not good, and should be avoided at all cost, which I guess then actually shows how ill I was. When I eventually went back to school, my GCSE exams were beginning, so I had to focus on them as I'd had time off and obviously I had to focus on them anyway.

At the end of May, I decided to start my YouTube channel. I had been dabbling with the idea for SO LONG. I mean it. Ever since I started watching Youtube properly back in 2014, I have wished I had enough courage to start my own channel. I would occasionally and secretly film videos, that no one would see, just because I loved the whole concept of it all. For my birthday, I got a camera, the Canon 1200d. Once I was better, and had got through the first part of my exams, I decided to film a video. I had gone shopping to Manchester the day I filmed my first video, and had bought so much stuff. I thought to myself "I want to haul these". So I did, and it all went from there. It might have been a bit crazy to launch my channel in the middle of my exams, but not only did it just feel right, I was trudging through my exams, feeling a bit shit and wanted something to feel content and organised about as that wasn't how my exams were going. It's hard to explain, but in the end it all worked well, my exams went well overall and I'm happy with my channel. #winwin

I had my prom on the 23rd of June, and I loved it. Here are a few snaps.










A few days after prom I went on holiday to Corfu with my Mum and her boyfriend Neil. It was nice to have along two week break after the stresses of my exams amongst other stuff. It was real good come down. I'm writing this the day after I came home. Feeling a bit cold and confused. Here are a few photos I took on my big camera. You can find my iPhone taken ones on my instagram (tamzinlena), I put a lot on. A lot.











Now I'm back I am going to throw myself into blogging and my YouTube channel. I hope you are excited for all the upcoming content, I definitely am.

Youtube channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTn3csRueXBOYejTu1X1ceg

Here's to the future :)

Bye for now,
Tamzin xxx
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