Saturday, 25 October 2014


A shot of a magazine with a book on top

Anyone who has not read 'Looking for Alaska' I recommend you do. I was recommended by one of my close friends and it is currently my favourite novel. 

Miles Halter, the protagonist, is fascinated by famous last words and tired of his safe life at home. He leaves for boarding school to seek what the dying poet Francois Rabelais called the “Great Perhaps.” Much awaits Miles at Culver Creek, including Alaska Young. Alaska pulls Miles into her labyrinth and catapults him into the Great Perhaps. I do not want to give too much away so pop down to your local bookstore to find out more...

Every month I buy an issue of Glamour magazine, this month Keira Knightley is on the cover of the November issue. Glamour offers the very latest celebrity gossip, fashion trends, hair and beauty tips – All for just £2 a month.

Although it's not quite reading, take a few minutes out of your day and listen to Ed Sheeran, Thinking Out Loud. The music video and lyrics are beautiful. 

If you have any book recommendations, make sure to leave a comment down below. 


Saturday, 18 October 2014


A shot of a burgundy lipstick

A close up shot of the bottom of the lipstick showing the shade name

One of my favourite things about autumn is all of the beautiful seasonal colours and shades. When the weather gets cooler I tend to move away from pastel shades and into dark, berry tones. This year, I decided to try out Topshops lipstick range. 

The damned is a vampy, dark purple shade similar to the MAC Heroine lipstick. The colour is perfect for most skin tones as it is not too bright but still the perfect colour for autumn. 

Topshop lipsticks have to be the best I have ever used. I would recommend you add this little beauty to your makeup collection if you are looking for the perfect autumn lipstick!


Saturday, 4 October 2014


I would like to apologies for the lack of posts on my blog as of late. Year 10 is a lot more work than I had anticipated. I had planned to upload twice a week but I did not realised that I would have a heavy workload only four weeks into the school year.

I am currently working on my blog design, more changes coming soon. Between the blog changes and working on new things, I have also been struggling to cope with my anxiety. I have been having a very difficult time and it has made everything that much harder for me. Nevertheless, I am still motivated to keep my blog going!

Whilst I am working on blog changes, I would love to know what you would all like to see me post more about. Please feel free to leave your feedback in the comments and let me know what posts you are most interested in reading on my blog. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated as I want to produce more content that you want to read. I promise regular blog updates will resume soon but in the mean time I am very active over on my Twitter account: @franciscarockey and update there almost every day.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who views my blog. I recently reached 3000 page views!

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