Your fave celebs’ real names revealed

There is no major difference between ourselves and celebrities – apart from our bank balances, party invitations, and their glam squads that follow them around 24/7. But yeah, nothing majorly different. Here are 10 celebrities whose name is different to their birth name.

If you could change your name, what would you change it to?

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/lifestyle/7800971/miley-cyrus-reveals-the-reason-behind-her-two-toned-hair1. Miley Cyrus. Real name Destiny Hope Cyrus.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/ellie-goulding-almost-drowns-after-car-crashes-through-frozen-lake-in-norway-a6834401.html2. Ellie Goulding. Real name Elena Jane Goulding.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gigi_Hadid3. Gigi Hadid. Real name Jelena Noura Hadid.

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4. Nicki Minaj. Real name Onika Tanya Maraj.

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5. Emma Stone. Real name Emily Jean Stone.

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6. Iggy Azalea. Real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly.

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7. Calvin Harris. Real name Adam Richard Wiles.

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8. Katy Perry. Real name Katheryn Elizabeth Hudson.

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9. Lorde. Real name Ella Marija Lani Yelich-O’Connor.

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10. Bruno Mars. Real name Peter Gene Hernandez.

8 things you have defo said when you are drunk AF

Alcohol has that strange hold over people, when everybody becomes best friends dancing along to some of the most embarrassing songs in the music industry. Especially if it a song that requires dance moves – and when I say requires, I mean like 5,6,7,8 the Steps classic. Now, come on, when this comes on anywhere and you are totally intoxicated you MUST get up on the dance floor and belt out your best dance moves. Yeah, it was a good idea at the time, but looking back not your most sensible decision.
Here are some things you are guaranteed to have said at some point when you are under the influence.

  1. “I fucking love you!!!!!!!!!”

    We have alllllllll been there, when you are parting ways with your friends at the end of the night, your friend gets out the taxi first and you are left hanging out the taxi window shouting this at her. Either that, or during an emotional conversation that happens in the toilets. Because the toilets is where all conversations happen, obviously.
  2. “This is MY jam/song!”

    And it is ALWAYS to Beyonce’s Crazy In Love isn’t it?

3.  “SHOTS!!!”

Never a good idea. Well we think it is at the time, until you wake up at 12pm the next day with a head feeling like you’ve got an elephant trapped inside of it.

4.  “My feet are killing! :(”

There’s something about that GIF that makes me feel a bit sick. But 9 times out you end up walking like that when A) you wear heels you cannot walk in, or B) your feet feel numb after hours wearing sky scrapers. If only you could go out wearing your slippers.

5.     “We need a picture!”

Only to look through your Snapchat story the next morning and rapidly delete all those selfies you thought was a good idea at the time. Oh, and nobody cares what you are eating at 4am.

6.     “AAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!”

We scream at lot when we are drunk. If a good song comes on, when we start dancing, if we see someone we know or even if our friend kisses an average looking guy. Everything is exciting when you’re drunk AF. 

7.     “Do not text him!”

Trying to be that supportive friend that empowers your girls when they’re on the verge of texting their ex or that guy they have a psycho side with, but for them to only look at you and tell you its too late…

8.     “You are like my best friend”

Erm yeah, if I had a pound for every time I have said that, or had that said to me!

50 questions you’ve never been asked before (until now)

1. What is your favourite candle scent?
I absolutely love candles leading up to the Christmas period! I think the festive smells are so devine and they really get me in the festive mood. My favorite is probably spiced apple and cinnamon!

2. What female celebrity do you wish was your sister?
Caronline Flack! I love everything about her. Her hair, her style and how amazing she looks! She most certainly does not look anywhere near 37. She slays at everything (apart from presenting the X Factor that one year, awks).

3. What male celebrity do you wish was your brother?
I’d love Joey Essex to be my brother. I really want to teach him some life skills and some educational skills too. I feel like I could change him for the better. Plus, he is such a cool guy we would have some right laughs and could be ‘reem’ together.

4. How old do you think you’ll be when you get married?

I think around 26/27 is the perfect age to get married. I defo want to be in my 20’s when I tie the knot, but when I think about it.. It’s only 4 years away and that scares me a little bit. I defo want to be settled and have my life, career and a house under my belt first.

5. Do you know a hoarder?
No, not that I am aware of. But, I do get quite attached to certain items and I find things emotional when throwing away things that have memories attached to them.

6. Can you do the splits?
I used to be able too. When I was around 5 I started doing gymnastics for a couple of years until I broke my leg and I had to take time off. But now I’m scared to try the splits incase I can’t get back up.

7. How old were you when you learned to ride a bike?
Erm… 5? Not too sure.

8. How many Oceans have you swam in?
I have to admit geography is one of my weakest subjects so I had to google the different oceans. I think only 1.

9. How many countries have you visited?
Only 5, but I’ve visited two or three countries a lot of different times. I need to travel more!

10. Is anyone in your family in the army?
No, but I have members who have been in the past.

11. What would you name your daughter if you had one?
Amelia. Love love love the name!

12. What would you name your son if you had one?
Tough one, maybe Dylan or Alfie.
13. What’s the worst grade you’ve got in a test?
I think it was an E.
14. What was your favourite TV show as a kid?
Kenan and Kel.

15. What did you dress up as for Halloween when you were 8?
Probably a green witch or a cat. I was a very predictable child.

16. Have you read any of the Harry Potter, Hunger Games or Twilight series?
I’ve only read about 5 of the Harry Potter books. I know, don’t judge! I’m not really one for reading, but I did actually enjoy the Harry Potter books I did read. I should re-read them. But I bet the Hunger Games is a great series of books because the films are amazing!

17. Would you rather have an American or a British accent?
British!!!!

18. Did your Mother go to University?
No, but she is in a great job proving you don’t have to go to uni to be successful.

 19. Are your grandparents still married?
They would be if my granddad was still here. Unfortunately, he passed away in 2013 😦 </3
20. Have you ever taken Kerate lessons?
Oh hell no! That would have been one big fat disaster!


21. Do you know who Kermit the frog is?

Obviously. That meme is world wide famous!

22. What was the first amusement park you went to?
Flamingo Land!

23. What language beside your native language would you like to be fluent in?
Turkish. It seems such a complex language, but I love to hear them speak it when I’m on holiday there.
24. Do you spell the colour as grey or gray?
GREY. The right way.

25. Is your father bald?
I have not got a clue. I don’t know him.

26. Do you know any triplets?
No, I think that would be a little creepy seeing the same person three times!

27. Do you prefer Titanic or The Notebook?
Titanic! Such a touching film.

28. Have you ever had Indian food?
Yeah, but I’m not too keen. I love poppadoms though!

29. What’s the name of your favourite restaurant?
The Tavistock. Such a lovely little Italians.

30. Have you ever been to Nandos?
What kind of question is this? Of course I have. I’m British!

31. Do you belong to and warehouse stores? (Costco, Bookers etc)
Nooooo. And I’m quite proud of that.

32. What would your parents have named you if you were the opposite gender?
Cory. Ew.

33. If you have a nickname, what is it?
Carls. Not a very exciting nickname, but yeah.

34. Who is your favourite person in the world?
Thomas, my boyfriend.

35. Would you rather live in the countryside or the city?
In the city. I’ve been camping, well glamping before and it was my idea of hell. I’m not made for mud or low signal, and no wifi… WHAT!?

36. Can you whistle?

Not with my fingers, no.

37. Do you sleep with a night light?
I used to, but no. I’m a big girl now.

38. Do you eat breakfast every morning?
I wish the answer to this was yes, but unfortunately it’s no.

39. What medical conditions do you have?
I faint easily, due to low blood pressure.

40. How many times have you been to hospital?
Too many. I was really clumsy when I was younger, and I’m not much better now to be honest. I have broken my hand, my leg, split my chin open, cut my stomach, got bit by a dog, fell down stairs, and torn ligaments. You name it.. I’ve done it!

41. Have you ever seen Finding Nemo?
Yes, and I’m not a fan.

42. Where do you buy your jeans?
Newlook. Always have and I probably always will.

43. What was the last compliment you got?
“You’re so fit” via a Snapchat from Thomas.

44. Do you usually remember your dreams in the morning?

Yeah, most of the time.

45. What flavour tea do you enjoy?
A regular cup of tea. I don’t think tea should be messed or played with regarding flavours. Oh hell no.

46. How many pairs of shoes do you currently own?
I’m not going to count them. I’d be there too long. I’d take a guesstimate at maybe 60?

47. What religion will you raise your children to practice?
It does not bother me at all. But I will not enforce a religion onto a child. I’ll support them no matter what.

48. How old were you when you found out Santa wasn’t real?

I was around 10. I found out when I discovered my computer hidden away. Then I confronted and my world was broken. Christmas has not been the same since.

49. Why do you have a blog?
It’s like a hobby. I love writing about different things and collaging images of fashion together. It’s like my own world I have created full of the content I love.

50. Name 5 of your favourite albums ever
1. Bruno Mars – 24K Magic
2. Busted – Busted
3. Calvin Harris – Motion
4. Carly Rae Jepsen – E.MO.Tion
5. Paramore – Paramore

I’ve loved doing this. Why not give it a go? Remember to tag me so I can read your answers you beautiful lot!

Also a massive thank you from the beautiful Em Jane from Out of tea bags for letting me steal this from her blog! X

It’s Sandal Season!

It’s time to get those little tootsies out, give them a polish and show them off to the world because it is SANDAL SEASON! Lets lust over these little beauties together yeah? I’ve already got about 16 of these babies on my wish list 😦 if only!

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1. Mango | £49.99
2. Mango | £19.99
3. Topshop | £29
4. Topshop | £46
5. Topshop | £39
6. Topshop | £59
7. Topshop | £56
8. Topshop | £32
9. Topshop | £79
10. River Island | £48
11. River Island | £42
12. River Island |£22
13. River Island |£55
14. River Island |£35
15. River Island |£45
16. NewLook | £19.99
17. New Look | £25.99
18. New Look | £22.99
19. New Look | £25.99
20. Next | £24
21. Next | £28
22. Next | £45
23. ASOS | £55
24. ASOS | £20
25. New Look | £27.99

16 things I wish I had known at 16

Looking back at my young 16 year old self seems like an eternity ago (actually only 6 years ago, wow I’m old!) just makes me cringe. Fashion choices, lifestyle choices and especially boy choices. Here are 16 things I wish I had known when I was 16 and maybe I wouldn’t have been the worried, self conscious, stressed teenager I once was!

Here are the 16 things little Carly Thompson wish she had known.

And if you were 16 once then maybe you can relate a little, or a lot to the following content.

1. Make sure to buy a foundation that actually matches. Argh, this still makes me cringe to this day. Whoever thought of picking up a any tub of Dream Matte Mousse and caking it all over your face would become be a bad choice? Yak to this very day!

2.  Remember that boy you had countless arguments about with your parents? Yeah, they were right weren’t they? He did come out to be a melt. I wish I had listened to my mum about a particular boy I had an eight month relationship with. Hey ho.

3. Make sure you remember to spend time with your family. Whilst you’re growing up and going out with your friends trying to be ‘cool’ hanging out the local shopping centre, the rest of your family are growing old. To this day I wish I had spent more time with my Granddad, although I tried!

4. The crush you had which seemed to be the real deal actually doesn’t seem to be as legit as you thought. You will find that out as soon as you meet someone you really care about.

5. Looking back, how dangerous was underage drinking of good old faves Lambrini and Frosty Jacks in a cold, dark, damp field in the middle of winter? Now I would much rather be in my pj’s watching the soaps with a cuppa rather than freezing my overly padded size A’s off.

6. Teachers completely stress you out at this age. Revise for this, revise for that, it’s the end of the world if you don’t get in sixth form. When actually… Erm… yeah GCSE’s are important, but if you don’t nail them first time round you can always try again. They aren’t worth going grey about!

7. To this day I still pull an awful face when I think of how ’emo’ I was. That massive heavy side fringe, purple dyed hair, and going crazy on the black eyeliner. Argh!

8. People will never ever know you’re on your period, a freak and very unfortunate incident will be the only way you will leak through your clothes. And no, people can not smell it.

9. Losing your virginity can seem like the end of the world if you don’t lose it in your teens. But when you are in your 20’s nobody seems to care if you lost it at 15, 19, or if in fact you’re still a virgin.

10. Love your friends. You won’t believe it at the time, but your friends in your circle wont be your friends for life. You will end up moving apart and meeting and making new friends and moving on from your old memories. Sad, I know 😦

11. How many times did you disagree with anybody who said “School is the best days of your life?” Yeah. They were not lying, but unfortunately they weren’t lying! School was great, being with your friends 6 hours a day, 5 days a week, constantly having a laugh and making memories. It goes over waaaay too quick, and you do miss it once it is over.

12. Don’t stoop to a lower level than your self worth by trying to impress those easy chavvy girls. Chav is never popular or a clever life choice. It’s better to be comfortable in the shoes you are in. Those girls end up being hated by the rest of the year anyways!

13. The contraceptive pill is there to prevent pregnancy. Not to be bragged about in front of your group of friends. Growing up is cool, but growing up too quick stops you from enjoying life around you. Contraception is a really personal issue which should be kept to yourself and maybe some who you trust with your life. Don’t shout, rant and rave about it 24/7 because it can give boys the complete wrong end of the stick. Plus, it’s pointless taking the pill unless you are sexually active too! Don’t give off the wrong impression.

14. Stop putting yourself down about the way you look. This is the most important one on this list in my opinion. I was constantly so body conscious all the way through my teenage years. I hated my weight, even though I was a size 10 – a weight I’d die to be now! I wish I had chilled out a little more about how I looked, when I look back I think damn girl, you looked finnnnnee!

15. Make sure you are nice to everybody. Being a bitch never ever makes you cool, and it defo does not make you a nice person, like ever!

16. Being a teenager is hard, but it does get better!

 

 

Manchester. Staying united as a country.

(Im completely aware that this post is a tad late, but it is one I have wanted to do for a little while but I have not felt like there was a right time to write it, nor post it).

I think the entire country has been in shock and devastated with the recent terrorist attacks that have hit our beautiful country. Not only in the last couple of weeks, but in previous three months. Without forgetting the Westminster and London Bridge attacks which was simply shocking, I don’t think there has been an incident like Manchester that has sickened the country since the 7/7 London bombings.

However it is times like this when you realise how much strangers love and care for each other’s safety and wellbeing which is simply spectacular. Coming together as a country is important to show that hate never wins, and that was done perfectly at the One Love concert held by the beautiful and brave Ariana Grande last Sunday showing how no matter how bad a situation, if we have each other we can bounce back and prove these terrorists and haters that they will never ever win. And that is why I am so proud to be British and part of this amazing and strong country.

If you want to support the Manchester Charity set up by the British Red Cross then you can buy t-shirts where all profits are donated directly to the charity, or you can personally donate (info below)

Pretty Little Thing
£10. Available in black and pink. Get it here.
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InTheStyle
£10. Get it here.
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Lasula.
£12. Unisex. Get it here.
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Boohoo
£10. Get it here.
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Or visit https://uk.onelovemanchestershop.com/ to purchase One Love Manchester merchandise worn by Ariana Grande herself during the One Love concert.  All profits go towards the We Love Manchester Emergency fund supporting the victims and their families caught up in the attack of 22nd of May 2017.

03/05/17 – The Night I Seen Bruno Mars LIVE!

Okay, so first of all I want to apologise for being so absent lately. This is my first post in around 2 month. My Mac charger broke in October 2015 and I have not had any spare funds to buy a new one, however, I have purchased a new one and I’m officially BACK!

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Moving swiftly on. Since little Bruno Mars released Nothin’ On You with B.O.B, which seems like ages ago! I knew there was something special about that voice. How a voice could be so warm and captivating at the exact same time. It amazed me. Since then, I have been a huuuuge fan of Bruno’s songs right up to this current day.

But, being from the U.K it is rare an American singer comes over to this small island to perform. So, when my mum heard the announcement last year that Bruno was going to do a World Tour she knew it would be THE perfect birthday present for me. And she was correct! I couldn’t believe it! I was finally going to hear all of those songs that I have listened to for years and years live! It was almost too good to be true! I have had around 10 conversations with myself wondering which songs he will perform, and praying that he will perform old ones as well as his new material.

So, when the day finally come I was like a kid at Christmas! I was so excited and I think I only mentioned it around 40 times during  that day to my family. My whole social media knew of the event, don’t worry I did not fail to let them know where I was going later and who I was going to see!

*I am apologising in advance for the poor quality of photos I have decided to share with you on this post. I was very excited whilst at the concert (as you can understand). So lend me some slack, yeah?)

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Anderson . Paak was the support act, who I was completely unaware of, so that was a brand new experience. I couldn’t really say I was a big fan of his music, it wasn’t really to my taste. And I think he/they would have suited a Drake concert rather than an upbeat Bruno Mars concert. However, he was a good crowd warmer and it got me excited and in the mood the see him.

But, do I actually need to comment on how spectacular Bruno was!? Or would I just be biased by saying he was most certainly in the top 3 of the best concerts I have attended? I don’t care! He was amazing, and I still cannot believe I seen him. I was in the same room as him. Breathing the same air as him! It was a night I will not forget in a hurry.

My prayers were answered, he performed so many of his old songs, such as Marry You, Runaway Baby, Just The Way You Are, Grenade, Treasure, Locked Out Of Heaven, and When I Was Your Man. As well as songs from his new 24k Magic album including so much more than just Versace On The Floor, Uptown Funk, That’s What I Like, Chunky, and of course 24k Magic! Bruno and his gang did not fail to entertain, and the entire crowd was constantly screaming, singing along, dancing, jumping, swaying and so many more body motions. Their dance moves which appeared effortless inspired and amazed me at what I was witnessing.

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But, best of all…Bruno’s vocals sounded the exact same live as they do on his album, apart from he wasn’t doing a Bieber and miming! It was just incredible, I cannot sing his praises enough! (apart from the fact I, er, cannot sing to save my life)

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I experienced every single emotion within the space of an hour and a half. I had goosebumps, I was dancing in delight, welling up at his heart felt songs, and singing along with Uptown Funk! I experienced happiness, sincerity,  love, loss and hope. But now, my hope is that Bruno does another World Tour in the future, I will most certainly be going! Well done Bruno and gang, well done!

If you want to hear how good Bruno was, but aren’t going to his concert then you can listen to a little bit of his live version of ‘Just The Way You Are’ that I recorded. I shared it on my Insta, you can visit that here.