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Birmingham Riots – No Cause Just Greed !

Im actually in shock at how bad the situation has got London on its forth night of riots and Birmingham onto its second ….. when will it stop ? will i be able to get home thursday night when i finish work at 8pm? will my shop be open or will it get looted and ill have no work ….?

I will not comment on the london controversy over the shooting of Mark Duggan as i don’t know facts , and obviously his family have a right to grieve for their loss and  as be angry at the police for his death but shouldn’t be used as an excuse for people to cause so much destruction and violence and neither should other cities jump on the band wagon as they’ve seen people “get away with”  it in london.

These kids out there havnt a clue and even more so its become a blame game on racism , job opputunieties and these kids believing they have no prospects and as i agree with some of these promlems this is not the reason these kids are rioting lets face it its the school holidays there bored, cant be bother to get a job or there parents cant be bothered to work and they think they can get something for nothing!

What i dont understand is why the videos ive seen the police look lost they havnt a clue how to deal with the situation and the rioters feed off this and grow in numbers atttacking smaller towns, family buisnesses and peoples homes.

To me they look like headless chickens running round there seems to be no order ???

The news say the parents should keep them indoors but the kids will stay out all day and not go home or there parents probably approve when there son or daughter comes home with a new tracksuit or phone for them ?

And its obvious the police will never catch them all there is simply too many , stores will have to close and lose money which effects us decent working people and everyones taxes will go up ? i dont understand why birmingham police was so little prepared with just batons and riot shields ? where was the rubber bullets , water canon …. police dogs ?

So what is the answer, how do we make these little boys and girls  see that its not rooming the streets causing violence, looting and vandalism that make you look good or  tough its doing the right thing getting an education , a job learning to drive being able to buy things you want with your own hard earned money , making your parents proud or proving to them you can do better !

The government need to set an example tougher punishment for the selfish and greedy and help those more in deprived areas ! and if these kids really want to stand for something take it to parliament not destroy your own communities !

I believe in a cause if its needed and yes our government need to change but they will only make things harder for us if we fuck up an already failing economy !

A song that i love somes it up

All images : http://birminghamriots2011.tumblr.com/

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Long overdue

Wow Havnt posted since May thats disgusting…. i do have a very good excuse though in may i had my final projects to hand in and not blogging paid off as i got a 2.1 for my second year ! And i will be posting all my work and some new ideas and artists ive found before i return for my third and final year in october ! Im aiming for a first so the pressure is on !
What else have i been doing the summer then apart from shopping…well i moved house, dyed my hair , turned 21, went to global gathering festival, and now im trapped in birmingham with these crazy riots so heres A quick update and some pictures before i move on to a major rant over these dam riots !

Dyed my hair lighter

Moving out of the overpriced but lovely student apartment

Me and my lovely twin sister at our 21st birthday and yes i finally got and fit into a maxi dress ….!

Global with the my friend sasha

This summer is definitely been better than the last two !!!

More pics up soon x

Lost in London..

London ….ive been wanting to go for ages and whena trip came up at uni i jumped at the chance…Getting up at 5:30 am was not great though we went to the tate modern and the national portrait gallery but i will post about that sepretly as there is so many pictures to share…

So i got to go to Harrods and was very impressed with the window displays and then went to camden market , i would love to say i got to brick lane… but i never seems as people in london cant give directions ? So we got lost and my friend got half his body trapped in the tube (You would have had to been there bless him it was comical )… then we got the tube and a taxi to find the Marc Jacobs store which took forever but in the end brought some goodies and treated my self in camden market..: )

The bird is chippy… he likes noodles  : )

Theres me in my fur hat keeping warm in camden market… There was so much more to see and buy … I cant wait to go back and maybe then i will find brick lane !!

I will post the beautiful art works up soon and my beauties i purchased  but untill then sleep is needed last week of uni and i have one more piece of work to hand in !

Goodnight ! x

Topshop make up !

Im late posting this but hey im a student i was doing work !!! i did infact make it down to my nearest store for a sneaky purchase of Topshops new make up range !!! allready sold by the cute packaging  advertised in nearly every magazine,  i wanted to see if it was really gonna match up to somthing great ….. and as all ways Topshop never disapoints me …

My nearest store is Leicester Highcross unforgenetly, not that its a bad store just if i had went to birmingham ( my home town ) i could of got my make up done for me on there special promotion but you gotta just work with what you got….

Im not normally a bright make up kinda girl , gold shimmer eye shadow and mascara , and red lipstick is a must but other than that i dont venture much in to paintbox brights but then i found somthing that was so lovely i had to try the tester …. Its was Brighton rock lipstick a really bright pink , totally not me but actually looked quite hot !

And also i am going to Brighton for my birthday so im sure it was a sign i had to buy it  *wink *wink  …, I didnt stop there i tried the blusher , brozer, Skin tint ,  some lovely orange lip balm that smelt amazing … and then i saw the nail varnishs …. that is one department were i do dip into the paintbox …. I found what my friend calls “blue tac ” paint  a lovey lilac nail varnish By the name Parma Violet …. you know like the sweets ?

And with only two left on the shelf i has to grab it before someone else took it away from me . To be honest with you i could quite happily throw my make up collection away at home ( apart from my MAC foundation and Victoria Jackson bronzer ….best ever ! ) and start from scratch with topshop make up and make my dresser look oh so pretty but what student has got that type of money ??

Verdict overall im sold , packaging lovely , colours on trend , smells lovely and looks hot …. what more can you ask for ?

(Excuse the hair this is how it naturally looks , took out the weave… will have long hair back soon…hopefully )

Hello green eyes… where did my blue eyes go  ?

Lips in Brighton Rock £8,   Nails in Parma Violet £5

Go treat ya self  www.topshop.com

xx

Alexander McQueen

I know im late to post about this very sad loss i did write about it both on my facebook and tumblr, i was shocked at the death of Alexander Mc Queen obviously the death of his mother was too much for him , as the news spread quickly  i thought it was a stupid rumour  but on the 11th february 2010 fashion lost one of britains most innovative and inspirational designers !!!

R.I.P

x

Hey there..

These days i seem to busy to blog or to poor to top up my internet , its one of those dongle ones that just runs out when your half way through an episode of EastEnders ! ( if your a fan .. i Knew it was stacey all along !!! ) its shit basically … Well so far ive missed posting about valentines day, pancake day and the birth of my new baby brother…. so a lots gone on in this short february month ….

Valentines:

I recieved a lovely Vivienne Westwood necklace from my lovely boyfriend and had a lovely meal at … you guessed it Wagamammas !! our usual and everytime i choose the cheesecake because i think chocolate fudge cake will be too over baring but then my boyfriend gets it and i just sit and drool at the obvious choice i should of made !! i allways get a little bite in the end though even though he hates it but…. sharing’s good !! And the rest of the night was amazing too : ) !

Pancake Day:

I stuffed my self with american style pancakes covered in lemon, sugar and a big mint chocolate chip ice cream !! it was lovely …. : P

My new little brother !!!

17/2/10

Hes amazing i love him i will share a picture soon … : D

So Far this has been a happy month for me !!!!

Love little tortoise x

Is it too late to say merry christmas??

Im really sorry for being such a shit blogger part of it is my fault for being so busy and the rest is some very sad circumstances…….

Were do i start …erm well 1st of all my lovely house became less lovely … to the point where i was hardly even in it i could go into details but its a long story and if you know me well enough you would have heard me complain countless times….. other than that i have some really bad news that has effected the blog quite significantly my beautiful amazing iMac apple computer was stolen for legal reasons i wont go into it but wow it has left a big empty space on my desktop and in my heart !!! lol it sounds sad but my whole life was on that computer countless pictures of my family, videos of my siblings, personal information, bookmarks of amazing artists..blogs and shops and most importantly priceless amount of beautiful future portfolio work of my photography !!!!

It’s just what i needed after an amazingly shit 2009 ….. being broke, failing my course, the worst summer ever, then uni losing my re submission work then nearly not even being able to go back to uni ……

Apart from being hit by a car it was the “best” worst ending to the ultimate shitest year in my life it was 2006 all over again …. even though now i look back at 2006 as a year i learnt so many lessons ( mostly about men … or should i say boys ?) i suppose next year i will look back at 2009 and realise that i learnt alot about the choices i make and the company i keep !!!

Well apart from all this horrible bad news i had i still have my ideas and my dreams so i can continue to make even more brilliant work….. i have my health and i have my family and friends and all i can say is when bad things like this happen it shows you who are your real friends !!!!

I hope everyone else had an amazing christmas mine was okay time of work was the best thing ever and seeing the little ones open their presents….. i got some Vivienne Westwood boots and jewelry off kevin and a necklace off anna all of it i love very much and then make up and bath stuff which is always lovely …..

No matter what happens keep smiling : )

love little tortoise x