3.8.10

Sickie


Hi gang!

I am home sweet home now, after my lovely holiday to Madrid and Paris. I was hoping to share some pics with you and a Tuesday tip but I have come down with one of my wretched headaches and am going to have to pull a sickie on Tues Tips today! I went to the doc's about my headaches yesterday but they remain a mystery! Going to try and get my eyes tested this week to see if that could be the problem... I've secretly always wanted to be a specs-wearer, so fingers crossed my eyes are deformed! That definitely sounded more normal in my head than it looks typed out...

So I'll spare you the holiday spam for now, and point you in the direction of the ASOS Battle of the Bloggers. I sent them my entry (a 900 word article) the other week, and found out this morning I'm one of the 10 finalists! I have been in the lead votes-wise most of today, but it looks like it might be short-lived, so please vote for me if you like my article. I had the most fun writing it. I'd had the day off sick from work because I was super stressed out and writing the article really took my mind off things, and made me realise I definitely want to be a writer in some capacity. I never imagined I'd end up in the top ten, as I decided to take a gamble on my subject matter (you'll have to read it and find out what I'm harping on about!), but I'm glad the judges 'got' it and put me through :)

I don't expect to win, it's just an honour to have reached the final 10, and realising what I want to do with my life in the process is enough of a prize for me! But still, I wouldn't say no to a free Netbook and blogging channel on ASOS! ;)

Not sure what will happen. There's been talk of foul play with the voting system (if you empty cookies, you can keep voting apparently), so I'm going to see if ASOS can remove the 'view results' option so people can't try and cheat the system if they aren't in the lead. I just think the best writer should win, whoever that may be.

Back tomorrow with my holiday goss!!

Oh okay, I'll share a quick picture just to wet your whistle. Guess what the French term for 'Stamps' is?!



Infinite LOLZ!!!

I really need to grow up.. :)

30 comments:

  1. Wonderful article Gem! Really well written and I totally agree with you on the fashion vs style point. You've got my vote.

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  2. Haha love that picture. Good luck with the competition, I voted and read all the other articles too. Like Alex above said, I agree with what you said. I actually don't know a whole lot about fashion but I adore style and that's why I blog too!

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  3. Haha! In my A-level French class, my teachers always used to give out "les tampons" - at first I was a little confused!
    Sorry to hear about your headaches - I get migraines SO bad, so I hare your pain! I war glasses (I secretly wanted them too!) but I only wear them for driving and reading long distances.

    Lou x - craftyandquirky.blogspot.com

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  4. sorry to hear about your headaches, I get them too but think it's due to a mix of not drinking enough water and not wearing my specs all the time - eek!

    Off to read your competition entry now :) the flaw in the voting system must be so annoying for you, I hope you do as well as you deserve.

    Grace x

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  5. wonderfully written and so honest and funny, I think you have a winner there Gem :)

    Totally see your point on how uni has made you dislike fashion. I study fashion design, and one day our teacher gave us a huge amount of work for a deadline of the next morning then proceeded by showing us a back stage documentary of LFW for a top designer. Most of the staff aren't allowed to leave for 3 days and many sleep on the floor inbetween work! It's INSANE! It was supposed to inspire us to get used to pressure. And I so refuse to be apart of that. I got myself a paid work placement because nobody should have to do it for free. I think I'm going to start saying I want to graduate and be a clothes designer as it is the clothes and beautiful garments I love about this industry, not the trends and FADs. Sorry rant over :)

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  6. LOLZ TO THE TAMPON! OH Gem, you're gonna make a lolz stalker outa me, haha.

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  7. i read your article earlier on my b-bizzle and now about to vote :) missed your posts while you were away and glad you're back!

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  8. Well done for getting into the 10 finalists. I read your article and it is great. You have managed to sum up exactly how I feel but could never really put into words.

    I will definitely vote, if I can work out how?? Please help, I am obviously not very clever!

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  9. Good luck for the competition, you deffo deserve to win it! I really enjoy reading your little blog :)

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  10. Your post is fab. The fact that one of the other articles uses 'their' when it should be 'they're' makes me sad.

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  11. Ooh yay you're home! Weirdly, you'd just crossed my mind, in a 'aw I'm missing Gem's posts' kinda way..! Yep, apparently I'm a stalker ;)

    Sorry you feel crappy - will we get double Tuesday Tips next week to make up for it? :p

    Hope you feel better soon. I do sympathise as I suffer with migraines. Thankfully not so often anymore, but when I get 'em, I get 'em bad.
    But there was a stage where I was getting them ALL the time, as in literally every day - turns out, it was something to do with my pill! Can't remember how it was explained exactly, but the doctor changed my prescription & it was like a miracle. I went from having DAILY migraines, to none. Amazing. And now I just get one every so often.
    Sorry if that was tmi for a blog comment, but might be worth looking into..?

    Anyway, I'm off now to read your article for the asos thing - & most likely vote for you too, whilst I'm there :) Huge congratulations on getting this far!

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  12. I love this post x


    www.ameliais.blogspot.com

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  13. Hehehehe, this post made me laugh *wipes tear* I'll definitely check out your asos article and vote vote vote! :) xx

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  14. Lolz for the Tampon he he he! Not Lolz for the headaches though :-( I hope they fix you, soon!

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  15. haha tampons made me laugh :P congratulations on making the top ten, you can win it!!! xx

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  16. WOWzers! I just read your article you are talented from head to toe! It is perfect! You're going places lady! Keep it up!

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  17. Just read your asos article - amaze! this sounds well cringey but it gave me goosebumps! well done, love your blog too! x

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  18. Loved your ASOS article and voted for you yesterday - you certainly hit the nail on the head!

    Sorry to hear about your migraines - much like heartshapedbruise's comment I too suffered with migraines, almost on a daily basis until I changed my contraceptive pill. It was the oestrogen that was given me the headaches (it is a common complaint apparently), I switched to a progesterone only pill, and volia, no headaches!

    Sorry it that is an over-share, but it might be worth looking into if you are on the pill - I wish someone had told me earlier.

    x♥

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  19. Haha!! Mega lolz indeed. :)

    Hope you get the headaches sorted.

    And congrats on the ASOS bloggers comp. Great entry.

    xx

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  20. Fantastic article on Asos! You definitley should be a writer. The fashion industry is messing up girls making them think that normal size 12 is a plus size because for some bizarre reason the fashion industry deemed it so. I really hope you win!

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  21. I love your ASOS whitterings! I think for your interesting slant you should win alone! I also very much agree with you, it is how and why someone wears something that sets them apart from someone else!

    xxxx

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  22. I saw Jon's link to your article on Facebook so I read and voted yesterday! Hope you had a good holiday!

    www.sophsstyle.blogspot.com

    x

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  23. Awesome article! Absolutely echoed all my beliefs. You got my vote :o)

    And also...tampon LOLZ!

    xxx

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  24. I absolutely love your article. My thoughts exactly. Glad you had a good holiday (:
    x

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  25. Your article is FAB Gem - love it, you're a great writer. Voting for you right now.

    Got my Tesco order with your code by the way - so many pretty things! Thanks again! :) xx

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  26. Have voted for you! Loved the article! You're a brilliant writer! Sounds like you had a great holiday!

    Millie xxx


    www.stylegoddesses.blogspot.com

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  27. I loved your article! Totally identified with it. You deserve to win!
    And 'tampons' made me LOL too :P x

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  28. Oh actual LOL @ Tampons!!

    I voted for you!

    Perhaps you could vote for me and my song? I'm in the final ten of a music comp! The link is here>>

    http://www.facebook.com/popmusiccrown?v=app_138079047824&ref=ts

    Thanks!
    Natalie
    x

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  29. really glad you had a fab holiday! looking forward to reading the posts, any tan or buys?xx

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