Saturday, 29 March 2014

Why It’s Impossible To Forget Portsmouth University

Over the past year, (well 6 months, but i like to make it sound longer) I have been studying photography at Portsmouth University.. and no, its not just instagram and selfies, even if that is a large portion of it. Photography is a good way of showing the stupid ideas in your head on a camera and making everyone aware to stay away from you because you probably deserve to be locked up.
The halls I stayed in were small, cramped, had no en suite bathrooms and people that steal food (i’ll get onto that at a later blog post). Not so desirable.
The city itself, well.. hasn’t got much to it.. and the locals.. well most of them look like they could easily sneak onto the Jeremy Kyle show and get away with it.

But enough bitching about it.. because frankly, I chose to go there. However, recently, as most will know because i won’t shut up about it.. I got accepted into London College of Fashion to do Fashion Photography.. which I accepted, and will be doing..

So really I wanted to say goodbye to everyone, without doing a totally predictable status about how everyone was lovely which is what the entire world does. No, instead, for the first time this day, I’m being hipster and writing it in a blog post.

to be honest, I haven’t enjoyed the university.. but thats just the university.. the people inside that university, could possibly be some of the greatest people I have ever met. sure, we all make enemies.. and we make friends too, but at the end of the day, when you go, you rank your enemies just as high as you do your good ol’ bum chums. Believe it or not, I will actually miss everyone, all for different reasons.. some more than others, and some.. just a little bit. I’m not too sure where to carry this blog, so i’m pretty much just sitting on a train home, looking out at that phallic shaped tower in the distance thinking of the positives rather than the negatives..

But some people you just can’t forget.. and you all know who you are and if i didn’t add you.. message me, and i’ll fix that.

I will never forget the 2nd week in where we broke into my next door neighbours room through the window and moved the entire contents into the living room whilst he’s out telling his family how nice we are.
I will never forget having that one spanish guy in the halls who was happier than the rest and always tried to make every one else happy.
I will never forget the protein obsessed gym guy who listened to nothing buy ‘Bugatti’ 50000 times on repeat.
I will never forget the small pocket sized Indian Hipster who claimed he was from Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
I will never forget the rather tall english man who is and always will be obsessed with his girlfriend even though me and hipster indian man kept teasing you.. that is the epitome of true love.
I will never forget the bovril queen on the floor below me who sent snapchats of herself doing a sad face nonstop.
I will never forget the corridor that always had their doors open.. who’s residents included a french woman, a horse lover, a surfer and a guy who on my last day dropped his towel and walked into his room proudly.
I will never forget the 3am singing sessions outside from a certain welsh person who can take on 6 bouncers in a club and survive.
I will never forget the guy with the MASSIVE afro who skated everywhere whilst running over his bottom lip which dropped oh so low.
I will never forget my other Iranian at the uni and how you never actually taught me farsi like you promised.
I will never forget the worlds craziest and loudest girl ever who didn’t even live in halls but still managed to get in nonstop.
I will never forget my super-lenient neighbour who puts up will ALL the noise i make through out plasterboard wall
I'll never forget the guy that screams 'JONNY' at his online games.
I'll never forget the guy that says what he wants.. including 'YOU WOT MATE'

but most of all I will never forget all the people that made these last 6 months some of the best of my life.

you guys are the best.

- Oli

Sunday, 16 March 2014

A Cat's 9th Life is it's Most Precious

Today has been a difficult day for me. If you know me you'll know how much I love my cat. 

I woke up this morning to my cat, Seany (who believe it or not is female... silly, I know) giving herself a bath at the end of my bed. Now this isn't anything unusual, but when I looked closer, I noticed a huge opened wound/lump she was cleaning. I was shocked. I went straight to my mum and told her to call the vets ASAP! 
As it was a Saturday, the vets opened later than usual, so we had to wait a few hours before we could go in. In that time the wound got very visibly worse (if any of you have a pet, you'll know just how nerve-racking it can be to see them ill or hurt). 

After what felt like 5 hours we finally got to the vets, and everything went steeply downhill from there. I was slapped in the face with the news that my cat has a severe case of breast cancer which can't be operated on, and she's not going to be alive for much longer. I didn't know what to say, it's like the vet had dragged all the air out of my lungs and told me to swim.
 The vet has given me some anti-biotics for the wound but really, thats just treating symptoms and not the actual illness. 

The whole affair still hasn't sunk in properly, because technically she can still live for a good few years more, which I think makes the whole situation a lot worse, but what can you do. I will be unbelievably upset and lonely when she goes, which probably sounds a bit sad b

ecause she's "just a cat" but she means the world to me. As some people know, she isn't the friendliest cat at all, but to me, she wouldn't lay a paw on me, let alone taking her claws out.

At the moment she has this cone around her head to stop her from irritating the wound which she isn't happy about but it's for the best. Unfortunately, the vet said, as long as she's alive, she'd have to wear this cone to stop irritating the cancer.

Being a sad day for me and my family, and knowing that there is nothing we can do but wait, unfortunately, the only updates I will have on this, will be worsening conditions. 

To everyone out there with a pet, or your first pet, treat it like it is the world, because you never know what lies around the corner.

- Molly

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Why I Cant Sleep Tonight

So, it's not really relevant to anything I normally post, but it is really bugging me. As tonight in Portsmouth is a very foggy night, everything I do is being disturbed by possibly the most annoying noise known to man kind.

Who ever created the foghorn should be barbecued in public. It is a horrific noise! I live probably about 500 metres away from the beach. Thats probably another 200 metres away from the ships coming into port at least because of the shallow water.

That is 700 hundred metres! HOW THE HELL CAN I HEAR THOSE FOG HORNS PIPING ALL NIGHT LONG. Wouldn't it just be easy to use easier methods, like you know, radar or something. Or how about, check this one out... a radio!

Apparently for modern day ships, that's just far too simple. And apparently nobody will know just where you are. You see, the down side to that, is the fact that, instead of nobody knowing where they are... EVERYONE CAN.

To be honest, it's more of a rant than a post, but its an issue that needs covering, because my head is literally going to explode.


- Oli

Bourjois Healthy Mix Foundation


Great for normal to dry skin. As it has a dewy finish it might make oily skin a little bit shiny but with a bit of powder it would be fine. 

- Medium to a build-able coverage. 

- Light weight feel on the skin. 

Supposedly last up to16hours. I would say it has a good staying power but I'm not sure about 16hours. It does last longer if you powder over the top. 

- Hasn't broken me out. If anything I think it has helped my skin. 

- Great pump. Only downside to the new bottle is it isn't as travel friendly because it is made out of glass, whereas the old healthy mix bottle was plastic. 

Overall a great foundation. I would definitely recommend it. If there was any thing I didn't cover, feel free to ask me. 

And Follow for loads more reviews and updates coming soon! 

- Molly

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

So How This Blog is Going to Work?

So, we have done our talking, and since we have received INCREDIBLE hype over the first few days of opening, we don't want any of the hype to slow down.

So here's how this blog is going to work.

We are going to try and do just a little post everyday, and then Once a week, there will be a larger, more upscale and more promoted post. Therefore, we relax our brains a little bit, and can give you a better, more funny, and more entertaining post for when we release it.

Keep looking though.. This weeks Big Post is going to show just how stupid dance has turned since 2000. It also involves Gangnam Style.


- Molly and Oli

Why Your Mum should Never be Allowed on Facebook

(as promised)

Like me, you're probably stupid enough to accept your mum ('mom' if you're American and wrong) on facebook and be excited because she's one of your first friends and you've finally decided to join the huge 1.23 billion strong network of people.
If you are however about to start out on facebook, don't.

seriously, don't.

See, the thing about parents are, they've known you most if not all of your whole life (usually the latter). This means, they can seriously mess around with your life at the most inappropriate of times.

So here are my reasons why you should never have your mum on facebook

1. They can ruin your street cred.

Now, although this isn't my mum, this is awful. I'd probably cry if I ever saw this happen. I mean, innocent little you wants to put a status about boobs up on facebook in the hope that everyone will find it funny and think, 'yeah, what a lad, boobs.. awesome', when really it means one of two things.

1. Your mum is about to get more likes on that comment than you will on that entire status, which is just bad news because your friends will probably end up poking her (ON FACEBOOK). 
2. Your mum has just implied that you have absolutely zero game in trying to find romance in this tough, tough world. 

2. They can be just disgustingly awkward

Now, people who know me will know, that Jane, is my real mum. so when you see this, THIS IS ACTUALLY HER. You can now get an idea of how awkward it is when i see these sort of posts go up. 
They are awkward anyway, but when you have your friends on her facebook, which was never a good idea to let them add her, and they start liking these posts, and you see, you just feel like putting your head between two cars and asking the drivers to crash.

3. They could publicly show their man-crushes

Yep, that is still my mum. And this is how weird my life is. Remember, that I have only taken a selection of her status'. 
When any woman shows her affection to a male athlete, you think nothing of it. But when it's your mum, you want to cry. Especially when your mum just implied to the whole world that she watches illegal porn (pretty much just made that official incase the world didn't see). If you want to see more, you can find it all here.

4. Farmville and Candy Crush... enough said

We've all been here.. even if its not your mum (and your lying if its not), but we've all definitely been here. The THOUSANDS of invites you used to receive, and I'm only using farmville as an example (partly because its the most annoying). See, getting invites is bad, but then your mum will go ahead and create a whole status about the app and how to defeat it.

This may seem like an innocent status, but once your mum does this, all the other mums in the galaxy will start to comment. To be honest, I dont mind this so much, apart from my mum saying 'omg' which is just a nono.

5. Trying to use Text Writing

I don't actually have an image for this... because I have about 7000. Therefore, it doesn't require one. If by chance you are a mother and you are reading this blog, it is not okay to speak in text writing. It never has been okay, it never will be okay.
Kids are growing out of it now, so why do you think it's 'hip' to write words in text talk. 

I GUARANTEE if you have your mum on facebook you have seen her write the following:
1. lol
2. omg
3. u (instead of you)
4. lol again
5. brb

A word of advice mums out there. 'lol' means 'laugh out loud', not 'lots of love'. Okay?!

6. Constant Tagging you in Posts

This really doesn't need an explanation to how painfully awkward it is. 

People, it's okay, my mum does it to. I know it's a touchy subject, and I know sometimes this gets out of hand.

7. Embarrassing Status' About You

This, has happened to everyone (well not this, but the status thing). I mean, the embarrassing status is the one thing people fear the most. You do one slip up at home, or they see one thing or hear one thing, your parents suddenly think facebook is twitter and will decide to share their WHOLE LIFE.


8. The Childhood/Baby Photo

Believe it or not, there were cameras when you were a baby, and your mum will have thousands of you. Now, I don't want to put a baby photo on here, because frankly, my bare bum looks better now than my face then. But, my mum did post this gem of a photo. And yes, it's embarrassing, and no, I'm not Scottish, and yes, I called it a 'quilt' instead of a 'kilt'



If we wanted that up, we would have done it ourselves, which is why I've put it up here because I just look awesome.

So Basically, if any parents do read this... Please, think of your kids. We know you've had to wipe our bums on many an occasion and probably received a well place stream of wee into your eye when we were babies (we did it because you let us crap ourselves and pulled a face when you noticed we smelled), but that doesn't mean humiliate us. 

And to the children of parents.. basically everyone... delete your parents, because you know they've done all of this.. and if they haven't, it's just a matter of time.

- Oli

check out Molly's last post. How To Have a Long Distance Relationship by clicking here

#hashtags: #facebook #family #lifestyle #photo #tips #howto

How to Have Long Distance Relationships and Still be Happy

The thought of getting into a long distance relationship can definitely scare some people, it scared me! BUT YOU HAVE TO STAY POSITIVE. Key. Now, since it's been around 6 months since Oli moved to Portsmouth for university, and I feel there are actually more pros than cons to a long distance relationship and it can certainly strengthen up a relationship if it's with the right person. 
Here's why...
Yes you may not get to see your significant other as often as you like, but when you do get to see them after how many weeks, months etc. you've been waiting, boy does it make the time you spend a whole lot more special. You actually value the time you spend together so much more. I do believe absence definitely makes the heart grow fonder. 

Seeing your boyfriend/girlfriend every single day can't be a healthy relationship. (Unless you live with them, then of course that's completely different and you're probably at least 30 and thinking about marriage which is just scary to be honest) but at the ages of 18-19 I think you definitely need your own space to grow as an individual before thinking about getting down to it. Being on top of each other 24/7 (giggity) will, in time only cause problems. 

Without a doubt one of the key things in a long distance relationship is trust! Saying that, trust is one of the key things in any relationship, distant or not. Without trust the relationship will not function smoothly and will only end up in tears (which, is pretty sad and nobody likes being sad, because thats sad).

Communication is crucial. If you are not able to see your boyfriend/girlfriend very often you should definitely communicate regularly even it's it's not for long. Me & Oli contact each other every day whether it be through whatsapp, iMessage, phoning each other, Skype/FaceTime (if there was a powercut i'd probably be sad, and nobody likes being sad, because thats sad), which I think helps a lot with the circumstances. Obviously one of you might be busier than the other making it hard to communicate 24/7. Therefore, you should plan when you're going to talk. Try and set a certain time in which you will be both be free from your ridiculously busy schedule of facebook stalking your best mates partner.

On the downside it isn't always happy days. There are days where it can get hard.

Not having him/her to call and say, "hey can you come round, I need to see you" because you've had a shitty day and you need cheering up and a hug is a horrible feeling. Not being be able to comfort him/her if their going through a rough time can get you down too. But don't let these feelings get you down too much. Think of the happy times you spent together. The next time you'll be meeting, it makes it that much sweeter. My best advice would to try and stay as positive as you can... at all times... like, all the time. 

Fears and Insecurities
It's definitely important that you don't let your insecurities/fears take over your mind. "What if he/she finds someone else?" or "what if he/she gets bored?"Thinking like this will only go down hill. Sending an unexpected message every now and then expressing your love/how much your missing your other can make a whole lot of difference. Little things like this count. 

Basically, my main advice would be to stick in there, no matter what, because at the end of the day, it will make the difference when they finally come back, and see you again. It's hard (giggity), but its worth it.

- Molly

#hashtags: #relationships #love #couple #cute #selfie #lifestyle

Monday, 10 March 2014

What Makes British Seaside Resorts What They Are

Now, as we all know, this past weekend has been the first, of what we hope to be many perfect weekends in the run up to summer. The weather has been absolutely brilliant. Although, still technically winter, it has maybe not been hot enough to get into out swimsuits and go for a dip in the sea or outdoor pool if you have one. However, it was definitely warm enough, and sunny enough, to dust off those pair of sunglasses that you kept surrounded by sand bags during the floods a few weeks ago and go down to the sea side, even just for a family day out.

Luckily for me, the seaside is not far away (more like a 5 minute walk). So, we set off, and as you approach, you get this buzz of atmosphere of people trying to make the most of the lovely British wind chill, with the mediocrely hot sun. Just on the way I counted 6 people sunbathing, and a whole park packed full of people barbecuing, playing frisbee, football and having picnics. It really doesn't get more British than that. I mean, one bit of sun, and everyone goes crazy.

Unfortunately though, this meant that the actual coastline and amusements would be absolutely packed. Contrary to what I had thought, (and i thought being term time, it should be empty) the area was packed full of people. Queue's for every stall, for using cashpoints, and don't even get me started on fish and chips.

It seems, that a mere 14 degrees of sun, is enough to keep a chip shop open for at least a year. You could smell the vinegar from a good 5 mile radius. It seems, that I'd have to wait to purchase any goodies, so I thought I'd let my stomach suffer and move on.

When at the beach, there are some things that you just can't go without. For example, some people love going to the arcades and on the 2p and 10p machines. If you saw from yesterday, that person would be me. However, there are other things that just scream British seaside, and one of them, being Mini-golf is a perfect opportunity to be competitive and at the same time enjoy a good break from the hustle and bustle of the streets.
As you can tell, between Molly and I, it seems I'm clearly the pro as I'm not aiming at the camera, and more at the hole. And yes, Molly did get a few holes, but that was only when I blindfolded myself, went into a handstand and played only with my feet.

So, you've finished a few games of mini golf, and some of the crowds have died down. Time to eat. But, there are so many things to chose from. Do you go for Ice Cream? Do you go for the diddy little bitty doughnuts smothered in sugar? Do you just go for a coffee? or Do you go for all 3?

Seems about right.

So you find yourself walking down the sea front, the sun is starting to set, and you have ice creams, coffees, doughnuts... what more can you want. Until you find yourself reaching the top of the hill, and experience some of the most breathtaking sites that make you forget just how incredible Britain really is as a country.

forget about ASBO's and riots and the hatred for politicians. Think more of what makes Britain great! Like our second to none culture, our diversity, our incredible way of stealing another countries food and making it our most popular dish (chicken korma). And even, if you're really going in deep, just think about how beautiful our country really is (not so much how cold the water is).
You do this, and I guarantee, you will not find a place that fits so perfectly in your heart that if it was allowed, you'd probably marry it.

If you're thinking about where these photos have been taken, this is all Southsea, Portsmouth, from Southsea Common to Old Portsmouth, just along the seafront. 

Let us know what you think about our post, and write in the comments below for more suggestions of what else to upload.

What do you want to see?

- Oli

#hashtags: #beach #fun #lifestyle #sun #couple #cute #seaside

Sunday, 9 March 2014

How to go to Nando's

Now, as we know, possibly the most famous restaurant for people to go to nowadays, other than McDonalds or KFC is probably Nando's. It's chicken heaven. The peri-peri chicken they serve up time and time and time and time and time and tiiiiimmmmeeee again to people who go as often as I do never fails to disappoint. 
But, Say you're on a blind date, and you really want to impress the man/woman you are with, because you met them, and they are SMOKING HOT, and you know you're going to thank your friend Patsy for setting you up. Say that all happens, and the date goes horribly... You'll probably be upset. Clearly, you want to do this the correct way no? You're in LUCK.

These are My Steps on How to go to Nando's... CORRECTLY

Incase you have never been to Nando's before, which is silly because you have, this is the sign you are looking out of. That lovely red writing makes even the fullest person hungry again, and the smells coming out of the door are enough to automatically send your feet moving towards the source.
So, when you walk in, you are greeted by a very happy member of staff, who will ask how many are in your party. Usually, this is a good time to tell them how many of you there are, so they can find an appropriate table, that has been expertly cleaned by another member of staff as you are walking over.

Next, they will ask the question. This question, has been asked more times than the first pole on flappy bird has been hit, and to my knowledge, that is approximately more than 23 times. IMMEDIATELY, you must reply, 'Yes, thousands of times, thank you'. If you do this, your date will assume that you know what you are talking about, immediately making them more attracted to you. You will totally be in control.

Upon having that question, you will glance at the menu, and study it hard. It's essential that you study it hard, because there could be something new that looks exciting on there. For example, today, I saw that nando's had introduced a meal of chicken thighs sitting above their butterfly chicken breast, looks absolutely lovely.
Even though you are studying it however, you will still get up and buy the exact same thing you have the past 17,000 times you've been here, but nobody likes someone too eager.

So your food is being cooked, and there is an inevitable awkward silence between you and your blind date (why wouldn't there be, you've never met each other.. you literally have nothing to talk about). This then, is an excellent time to update your twitter or facebook, telling the world where you are, and just in case, smack down as many #hashtags as you can think of (see what I did there.. mwahaha). This will let everyone know, that you are in Nando's, immediately making them jealous.

When your food does arrive, it is customary in Nando's to take at least 46 photos of your meal, from angles you didn't even know exist (this is a new angle i found earlier). If you don't do this, the people that have seen your twitter feed/facebook profile, will think your lying. This is a vital step. Upon doing so, you must upload it to every single social network (including instagram of course) that you know of, and whilst you're there, why not upload more #hashtags (oops, i did it again). 
But, do not upload more than one! If you have taken the mandatory 46, you must delete 45 of them, and just use the best one possible. Whilst you're there, why not tag your blind date too in the photo.

So now you have the social media side out of the way, you are about to tuck into your food. when suddenly, a wild employee appears
'Is everything okay here guys?'. 
Now, seeing as you're with a blind date, and you don't want to be rude, REPLY YES. Just say yes, and they will take that little chicken with the hole away.

The final step, is of course, eating the meal (optional). The only mandatory thing is now, to refill the s**t out of your drink so much, that you got your moneys worth from that machine. Careful though, don't want to look too thirsty in front of your date (pun of the century), they might get the wrong idea.

Once finished, leave in a mannerly fashion, saying thank you to the staff to look polite.

If done, you have completed the steps to Nando's and have most likely had the best meal of your life.

- Oli

disclaimer: I love Nando's and the post made, is written in a sarcastic manor, I mean no offence to any one nor the brand of staff of Nando's.
I really do go that much.

#hashtags: #nando's #nandos #food #fun #howto #lifestyle #tips

How to Cheat the Penny Machines at Arcades

If you love seaside arcades as much as us, you'll love this.

So Oli and I have a complete obsession with winning toys at the arcades down at the seafront. Even if we go there and spend a couple of pounds, we can guarantee ourselves hours of fun with our little hack on how to make your game, last hours and not 10 minutes. All it really takes, is the spare change in your wallet, quick fingers, and a little bit of patience. When it's over, sure, you've spent your money, but you've left with a smile on your face and a few goodies to take home and put on your shelf.

Here are our 5 Steps to Winning on Penny Machines

Step 1: Find a machine with lots of money hanging over
This is for obvious reasons of course, because you want to win, not feed the machine all your 2p's and wave goodbye.

Step 2: Make sure it has this sort of coin slot
This is the most important step out of all four. Keep reading to see why.

Step 3: Fill up your money pot with 2p's
This may look expensive, but if you use the 20p's and 10p's and the 50p's in your wallet, you can spend £3 or £4 max, have a lighter wallet and be able to have more fun than sitting front row in Ryan Gosling's next film. Now that, is fun.

Step 4: Fill the coin slot with money
This possibly could be the easiest, and the most fun step. Fill it up, and get them down that little slot at the top as quick as possible. This will overload the machine, sending it crazy and crashing money everywhere. Usually there are two slots, (one either side), so take a friend, and both go to town on the machines.
At first, this won't work, but the more you put in, the more full the machine gets, and the more easy it is to make money where only a few coins will send 10 falling down.

Step 5: Collect coins and move to the next machine
If you do that correct, within a few pounds spend, money and toys will come tumbling down. This toy fell down with only about 40p spent. 
We went armed with only £4.20 and spent almost 90minutes at the machines. That's cheaper and more fun than Ryan Gosling. Maybe not as attractive, but more fun.
Once you've cleared out the machine of toys, collect your coins you've won, move on to the next machine and rinse everything. If you beat our record of 26 toys from £5, send us your pictures, and you may feature in a future blog post.

- Molly

#hashtags: #lifehack #tips #lifestyle #cheat #howto #money #save

OOTD: Monochrome

Find this look on Lookbook at

Jacket - H&M £35.00
Top - New Look £12.99
Leggings - Topshop £22.00
Bag - Primark £10.00
Watch - River Island £35.00
Boots (Chelsea Boots) - Shoezone £15.00
Sunglasses (RayBans) - Sunglasses Hut £85.00

- Molly

#hashtags: #monochrome #ootd #outfitoftheday #money #fashion #lookbook #clothes

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Who Are Molly and Oli? - Molly

Hi, I'm Molly. I'm a fashion enthusiast living it large in London. Out of the two of us, I'm the only one actually working in the fashion industry... well, its retail... BUT I STILL SELL FASHION CLOTHING!

Currently, as its March.. I'm not up to a lot, but I am looking to get into university studying Fashion after a well rested gap year.. very well rested.

I'll be keeping you up to date with latest trends, latest life hacks and general updates on life as a whole. If it sounds boring, it's because it probably is.

- Molly

Who are Molly and Oli? - Oli

So I'm Oli. As you can tell, I'm a photographer (had to choose the classic 'pose-with-my-camera-pic'). I'm currently not living in my hometown which is sad because I do love London. I actually live in Portsmouth and study photography at the university there.
I enjoy a nice pair of slacks (CLASSIC ANCHORMAN QUOTE), films, fashion, food (especially) and of course, trying to keep up with society.

When I'm actually shooting, I tend more to specialise in portraits and fashion rather than taking photos of say.. a field.. or a tree in the field. And of course, selfies and food photos for instagram have to come under my range of expertise. (you can view my website at (cheeky bit of self promotion))

So to sum myself up? I'm loud, I'm random and well really, I'm Oli.

- Oli

photo credit - minhaj ahmed