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August 22, 2017

Harry Potter Tag

So this has been going around for a couple of weeks now and I decided to do it after being tagged. I tag Liz | itsfinetheblog.com to answer these questions, and if you want to, tag someone else. It's quite cool because I used PotterMore to get some of my answers. Its just a fun blog post to do!

Who's in the mood for a Harry Potter marathon? Me too.


August 17, 2017

Orphan Black: To Right The Wrongs Of Many & A Look Back.

[Warning: This review contains spoilers from the whole series of  Orphan Black]

5 years, 5 seasons, 50 episodes, 2 sets of clones, an amazing cast and a whopping 274 LEDA clones...

*and cries again for the fifth time today over the finale*

The finale started with a flash back of Mrs S and Sarah having a discussing about her pregnancy. Either abortion or keeping the baby. We know Sarah kept the baby  (aka Kira) and yet again, the show did what it does best and brought up subjects many people find hard to talk about. To quote the line: "It's a woman's choice - its the most personal one you can make."

August 12, 2017

Ben Needham - Missing

On July 24th 1991, a young boy, Ben Needham went missing on the Greek island of Kos. Today, he is still missing and would now be 26.

Police have revealed that Ben may have actually died 25 years ago. Their theory is that he was crushed by a digger driven by Konstantinos Barkas in an accident before his death was covered-up. Barkas died before the witness came forward.


August 09, 2017

Princess Diana Conspiracy Theories

It's almost been 20 years since the tragic death of Diana which took place on August 31st 1997 in Paris. She was just aged 36. The nation was in shock as millions awoke to the news that Princess Diana had died.

Born in July 1961 as Diana Frances Spencer, she was part of a British noble family with royal ancestry. On July 29th 1981, Lady Diana married Charles [Prince of Wales] and a massive 750 million people watched worldwide.

In the days following her death, the public left a sea of flowers and tributes outside the gates of Kensington Palace.  Her funeral was held on September 6 1997 at Westminster Abbey and was broadcast on British television, attracting an audience of 32.1 million viewers.

August 08, 2017

Kristen Smart - Unsolved & Still Missing

On May 25th 1996, a woman by the name of Kristen Smart disappeared after being last seen heading home from a Frat party at Kappa Chi. She was 19 years old at the time and in 2002, her status changed from 'missing' to 'presumed dead'.


August 07, 2017

What Would Happen If The Yellowstone Super-Volcano Erupts?!

Yellowstone Park is a huge National Park which lies within Northern Wyoming and stretches over to some of its neighbouring states making it one of the biggest in the US. It is known for its wildlife and the most popular tourist spot, the Old Faithful Geyser. You can catch a live-stream of a Geyser erupt here. But this isn't just your average park, it's actually directly above a Super-Volcano, awaiting to erupt...


August 05, 2017

Lush Bath Bomb & Shampoo Bar

© Lush Cosmetics, North America
I never talk about bath products or hair products and I thought since I loved these I should give it a shot. Now I was the person who wanted to give into the 'Avocado and poached egg on toast' trend a go, but I hate Avocados so I didn't...that's why I was so sceptical of trying the Avobath Bath Bomb by Lush. I bought it anyway and I am SO GLAD I DID! (I also lost my photos I took of these a while ago so hopefully I can take some more when I go to my Lush store next!)


August 04, 2017

Dear Blogging Community...

Dear Bloggers,

You probably saw on Twitter that the Bloggers Blog Awards announced their shortlist and despite being one for three years myself, I had only heard of this within the past week so never understood what this was all about - apologies.


August 01, 2017

L'Oréal Blemish Rescue Clay Mask

As you know from my previous posts, I love L'Oréal (here is another review I did of their products). I just love how they keep my sensitive skin at bay. I am prone to blackheads, dry skin and at times, an uneven skin tone. This mask is the most gorgeous colour I have ever seen and WORKS from application number 0ne. It's not best smelling mask ever...but don't worry, you can hardly smell it once its on.


Double Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Tanya Burr

I love baking, well sometimes...when it actually works out. This is a recipe by Tanya Burr. I have made her cookies before and they tasted so good so I thought I would try again. This time I made it the same but one cookie was a bit dry and that's down to the Coco Powder. So rather than adding 75g I would only add 60g the next time. You get your chocolate fix by the actually chocolate pieces so don't worry. I thought I would make this post just to show people they can reduce the amount and it still tastes just as good since all my other cookies were a success!


Bermuda Triangle Mystery Solved?!

You've heard of the Bermuda Triangle, right? If not, it's basically an unidentified region in the Atlantic Ocean where people, ships and planes have disappeared with no trace. Its believed to have claimed more 75 aircrafts and around 300 ships, including the US Cargo ship, Cyclops. No one knows for sure why they've disappeared but a recent theory by Australian scientist, Dr Karl Kruszelnicki says it was all simply down to 'human error'.


July 30, 2017

Things You Gotta Watch On Netflix

These are my favourite things to watch on Netflix. It may vary from country to country so leave your go-to Netflix shows below. Yes there are some films from the 80's on this list but they're so worth the watch - don't worry though, there are plenty up-to-date TV series and films listed too.


July 25, 2017

Southern France | Travel Blog

If you love food, sunshine and wondering down cute little side streets, then Southern France is for you.

It has always been where my family and I go on holiday. It's somewhere I have been going since I was 9 years old- wow! We probably went around every 3 years which helps you to appreciate this place even more. I love France and always will. But having been there often we think this was our last time there *cries uncontrollably*


July 03, 2017

The Circle: Who's Watching Who?

This film doesn't really do much in terms of a movie but it does on the other hand prove that just because you have a great cast, it doesn't necessarily mean you'll have a great movie.

The fact that it got hardly any screen time yet stars like Tom Hanks, John Boyega and Emma Watson appear in it is unusual.

Mae Holland [Emma Watson] lands an interview with The Circle thanks to her friend Annie [Karen Gillan]. She obviously aces the interview and ends up working for the world’s most powerful internet company. The Circle uses the concepts from Google, Apple, Twitter, Facebook and also touches on a new level of Vlogging and Blogging to create an eerily accurate picture of what our future may look like.


July 02, 2017

Why Bloggers Are Under-Appreciated

I started blogging back in 2014 after completing work experience with a few companies who suggested that if I wanted to become a journalist, I had to do something to show my future employers that I was keen and not just being lazy – skip forward to today and here is my blog, Trafotoz.

I have bought several templates (which by the way were far from cheap), changed my platform a few times and changed the niche of my blog. Finally, I am now happy with it and hope my readers are too. So can the myth that bloggers are lazy please stop. Here is why:

That Google search image at the top...type 'Why bloggers' into your search bar and see what you get. I have mixed feelings about what came up. "Fail...stupid...?" Gosh, that makes us feel greatttt *sigh*


June 28, 2017

33 Questions the Pretty Little Liars Finale Did Not Answer

The PLL finale just happened but we are still left with answers...so lets get to them and if you have the answer - comment below!!

June 22, 2017

Pretty Little Liars: Game Over

GAME OVER! The penultimate episode aired last night and I for one loved it.

The game ended when they found out who Charlotte's killer was. Meaning MONA can't be A.D! After all, A.D became A.D to avenge Charlotte's death, right?

We saw Aria seconds from being caught with Archer's body in the back of her car boot. Thankfully, she got away with it. But, it was just at that point she realised that she had an opportunity to turn herself in and protect her friends.

Whilst the girls were blocking Aria out, Ezra stood up for her reminding them they all have done things they regret and at the end of the day, A.D would have targeted anyone. Spencer then notices something beside the door...(remember this).

June 18, 2017

Watermelon Cooler

  • 1 Watermelon
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
  • 1 lime & lime
  • 2 large Oranges


June 13, 2017

JonBenét: Unsolved Murder

JonBenét Ramsey was just six-years-old when she was found dead in her home in Boulder, Colorado. She was found in the basement by her father on December 26th, 1996. To this day, nobody has been charged for her murder but early suspicion did fall on her family.

Parents, John and Patricia 'Patsy' Ramsey along with older brother Burke would be acquitted after DNA at the scene was found belonging to a male unrelated to the Ramsey family.

Not everyone believes this though and some think that the evidence is overwhelming and firmly believe she was murdered by a member of her family.


June 06, 2017

Could Melissa be AD on Pretty Little Liars

Below are reasons as to why I think MELISSA is A.D! I believe it more than my previous Lucas and Ezra theories and since it's getting closer to the end, I really want a firm theory before the reveal.

--- My theory ---

Melissa was there the night Ali went missing. She saw Spencer with the shovel and thought she killed Ali. Because of this, she then shoved Bethany in grave. She could have been protecting Spencer that night, it could all be one big lie but either way she was there that night.

June 01, 2017

Tour De France for Newbies

The 2017 Tour de France route takes in Germany and Belgium as well as France
Can you hear that? Paris is calling and soon, the Tour de France 2017 will officially begin!
The race starts off this year in Düsseldorf, Germany for the ‘Grand Depart’ where the riders will compete in 21 stages of tough cycling before celebrating at the end on the finish line in the French capital- aka my favourite city in the whole universe!

The riders cover around 3,500km in total, with each stage lasting around five hours. On top of the 21 stages, they also have 2 rest days dedicated to things such as recovery, preparing for the other stages and team meetings/interviews with journalists.


May 17, 2017

Humans Are Aliens descended from another planet? Panspermia Theory

I often find myself sitting thinking how the world came to be. How did the big bang happen – a chemical explosion? How did those chemicals get there? Does space end? Is there another ‘Earth’ inhabited with humans just like us? I could write a whole list of questions I want answered.

Many theories have explained how life originated on Earth, but perhaps life didn’t start on Earth – maybe it started on a planet light-years away and spread. This theory is known as Panspermia.


May 16, 2017

Should I learn Gaelic?

What’s the worst that can happen? You try and you don’t quite get the hang of it or you didn’t enjoy it as much as you thought you would. Perhaps, you actually enjoyed it and a year from now you will be able to read, write and speak the language.

Gaelic: Is it really worth investing in?

Gaelic was Scotland’s mother tongue and was at some point, spoken by the majority of Scots. Today only 1.1% of Scots speak Gaelic and despite the limited numbers, this still makes it one of Scotland’s oldest surviving languages.

Glasgow is home to the largest Gaelic-medium school in Europe and in 2010, Glasgow University awarded its Headteacher an honorary doctorate in recognition of her contribution towards Gaelic Medium Education (GME). The city has a large number of media companies which include both Bòrd na Gàidhlig and BBC Alba. But when an increase in funding was announced by the previous First Minister, Alex Salmond, people began to complain saying the money could have been spent elsewhere.


April 29, 2017

Could Ezra be AD on Pretty Little Liars

I mentioned on a recent post that Lucas or Melissa could be a good contender for Uber A or at least Team Uber A. But I have seen so many theories lately, I decided to start watching season 1 (for the 100th time) and gather some evidence! I now believe Ezra is more sinister than I ever thought.


April 28, 2017

Night routine for under £20

After a long day of staring at a computer screen, there's really nothing better than taking some time out and having a good old pamper session in the evening. With all my deadlines and assessments, I have been waiting for this!

I always begin removing my make up using the Garnier SkinActive Naturals - Honey Milk Cleanser. Having sensitive skin doesn't help when you're trying to find products that don't have a certain chemical in it, so thankfully all these products are suitable for me (despite one or two products having the chemical in it..but they're not as strong).

April 25, 2017

Madeline McCann: 10 Year Anniversary

The case of missing Madeline McCann to this day still remains a mystery and has sparked interest from around the globe. New theories continue to emerge and soon, it will be 10 years since her disappearance.

Three-year old Maddie vanished from her holiday apartment in Praia da Luz, Portugal on May 3, 2007 whilst her parents, Kate and Gerry McCann were eating at the Tapas bar just 50m away.


April 18, 2017

Could Lucas be A.D on Pretty Little Liars?

Warning - Spoilers ahead.

Why I think he could be A.D or Team A.D: His name is mentioned so much throughout the season, I think it's their way of telling us 'don't forget him' and for a good reason. Someone said that in the latest preview for the last 10 episodes they keep showing Lucas's apartment door which is room number 2A. Think about it, it could be a subtle way of Marlene telling us that this door takes us "2 A" , or to A...If that makes sense.

This may seem extreme but I can see Lucas being part of Team A.D or A.D himself. He always loved Hanna and wanted to be with her and she always overlooked him and they were never together. The only reason I would hope he's not A.D is because I want to believe he is a good guy. But CeCe/Charlotte held a grudge against her DAD but targeted the liars, so Lucas does not need a STRONG motive.


Is This The REAL Lil'Miquela?

If you watch Shane Dawson's conspiracy theories, you will have heard of the Instagram phenomenon, LilMiquela, you know this girl here:

But is she real or just a computer animator girl...or both. I think she is half real, half computer generated. I was randomly scrolling through Instagram when I saw THIS post...are you thinking what I'm thinking?


April 13, 2017

Having Sensitive Skin In Today's World Sucks

Why it sucks...

Having sensitive skin sucks - it really does. It's shit and it's certainly not fun. Granted it's not the worst that can happen to your skin but personally, I think it's not spoken about enough.

April 11, 2017

Paris and what you need to know

Paris is always a good ideaJuly 2015 - the first time I visited Paris.

Before going, all I heard was Paris is a 'magical' city, 'The food is to die for!' and how beautiful the Eiffel Tower is when it sparkles at night - as if I wasn't jealous enough!

I thought I would do a blog post on my favourite city in the world as well as some helpful info you should know before you get there!

April 06, 2017

Titanic: The Ship That Never Sank?

*Disclaimer: This is a conspiracy theory and is not to be taken as fact. It does not take away from what happened to the 1,500 individuals who lost their lives that tragic day. It is possible some evidence found online is not true, but I encourage you to take a look for yourself after reading this and come to your own conclusion whilst keeping an open, healthy mind when researching theories such at this.

April 14th 1912

At around 11.40pm, the bridge received a phone call "Iceberg, right ahead.". The warning message came too late and the iceberg was unavoidable. The glacier tore the side of the ship, filling it with water at a pace too rapid for everyone to escape.

March 27, 2017

Chocolate & Avocado Shake

We've all heard the "Don't eat this", "Stop eating that immediately", "Do this to lose weight" s*** and to be quite honest with you, I'm tired of it. At this rate, we can't even drink water without fearing for our lives.

Avocados (FACT) is actually a fruit and because of its healthy fats, they provide many benefits such as lowering your cholesterol, helps to prevent certain types of strokes and cancers as well as improving the general health of your eyes.

March 25, 2017

Depeche Mode to headline 6 Music Festival

Great news for some, and not so great for others.

If you're a Depeche Mode fan (because let's be honest, who isn't?) you're either one of the lucky ones who got their hands on tickets, or one of the disappointed ones who will hear about this for days to come about how great it was.


March 11, 2017

The Scottish Cycling, Running & Outdoor Show

The Scottish Cycling, Running and Outdoor Pursuits Show has returned and from Friday 11th to Sunday 13th of March, you can see a variety of interactive attractions for all ages such as a Triathlon and Segway challenge, a mini veledrome and a Spinning class - all at the SEC.

I myself don't take part in sports, however I did have a go at the Bolier Room Fitness Spinning® class - and surprisingly, I actually enjoyed it!

March 06, 2017

Man arrested in connection with death of Craig

Copyright: Media Scotland
A 46-year-old man has been arrested and detained in police custody following the death of the 24-year-old man, Craig Kearney, who died in the early hours of Sunday morning.


Tributes paid to man who died in East Kilbride

A man has died in the early hours of Sunday morning after being found injured in East Kilbride. The man thought to have been killed yesterday in a reported hit-and-run was 24-year-old, Craig Kearney.


March 05, 2017

Fire breaks out at Glasgow scrapyard

Copyright: Sophie Buchan
Dozens of firefighters have been tackling a large fire at a scrapyard in Glasgow near the Rangers football stadium.

Smoke can be seen several miles away and people are sharing their view of the fire on social media. The blaze has reportedly affected large quantities of tyres and a number of vehicles.

Man, 24, dies after found injured in East Kilbride

Police are investigating the death of a young man who was found injured on a street near Lindsayfield Road.

A 24-year-old man was found lying on Lochranza Drive at around 2.20am on Sunday. Emergency services were called to the scene however he died a short time later.

Broadchurch: Season 3 Episode 1

At last - two of television's favourite duos' are back and ready to solve crimes.

Returning as DI Alec Hardy and DS Ellie Miller, the show is now set three years on from the Joe Miller trial and its jaw-dropping verdict. But now with a new case and some familiar faces, they investigate a rape case and its victim, Trish Winterman.

February 25, 2017

Passengers: 30 years later...

Warning - This review contains some spoilers ⚠️ 

February 22, 2017

Blogger Recognition Award

Not so long ago I was looking though my e-mails and somebody left a comment saying I was nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award - my first one! I am so happy since I have worked so hard on my blog to be recognised for this. If you want to be recognised for your hard work, please read on.


February 01, 2017

Trump: Make America Safe Again?

President Trump insists the executive order he put in place to ban Muslims from entering the US is not aimed at religion or race, but at terrorism and the bid to reduce it.
It seems strange a man who took away background checks from people obtaining guns, wants to reduce the threat of terrorism by banning a certain religion when according to a report by Snopes.com in 2016, more Americans were killed by being shot by another American, including toddlers than terrorists themselves.

So, is the ban actually making a difference in the US, or is Trump just taking his presidency powers a little too far and not introducing the necessary steps to make America safe?
In 2015, Trump said he wanted a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” but the ban, which has now been temporarily blocked by a US federal judge, targets Muslim majority countries. These include: Iran, Syria, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, Sudan and Libya. But in an interview with ABC News, Press Secretary Sean Spicer justified it as he listed some attacks on American soil, yet none of the acts were committed by immigrants from the countries listed.

One of the most recent attacks was the Orlando Nightclub shooting. The gunman who pledged allegiance to so-called ISIS killed 50 people. Omar Mateen, 29, was a US citizen of Afghan heritage, not from any of the countries listed. Why did the US House of Representatives feel the need to ease background checks on those wanting to obtain guns, including those with mental health issues? Mateen reportedly has mental health issues. He was questioned by the FBI in 2013 and 2014 but was later found to be of no threat to the public. Clearly, this was not the case.

In an interview with the BBC, former President Obama said one of his biggest disappointments as President was not being able to do enough with gun control and that it was “distressing” how little progress had been made, despite many “repeated mass killings”.
Trump clearly has concerns with Muslims, and when six people were killed when gunmen opened fire at a mosque in Quebec, the Canadian PM said it was a “terrorist attack on Muslims”. Shockingly, President Trump didn’t mention a word of it in a speech, nor on social media.

Just as terrorism and keeping out Muslims was a key part of his campaign, so too was the wall. He insists Mexico will reimburse them, yet Mexico refusing to is hardly surprising considering the total cost will reportedly be around $20 billion. For that price, America could spend it on 1,500 schools, send more than 300.000 veterans to college and essentially do more for education. Their relationship with Mexico is already like stepping on egg-shells now that he is president, to force them to pay for a wall would destroy them. Experts even say America spends more than $6 billion on border control every year and this doesn’t include the wall.

It seems that Trump and his team are more interested in ideas for publicity rather than thinking logically what will actually work. Over time, America will become less safe unless more is done about gun control. Trump may be dealing with immigration but statistics show, that’s not what he should be worried about.

This article is not set out to hurt anyone or any company. It is also not intended to be defamatory. All opinions expressed are my own where stated. Below are the sources I used in order to retrieve this information. Thank you.

ABC News Interviews found on YouTube
Snopes.com – Report/statistics on gun control


News in general being covered in the newspapers, online and on TV

January 20, 2017

Wishful Drinking: A Review

Carrie Fisher has always been a funny, thoughtful and kind-hearted woman (to say the least). Fisher's one-woman stage performance Wishful Drinking, an HBO special is, (as you can imagine), quite a story. She describes it in a very funny, light-hearted way and does it extremely well.

January 02, 2017

Escape Rooms - Classic

Photo found on TripAdvisor

After hearing so much about Escape rooms, I thought I had better try it out asap. With a family of four (including myself), I'll be honest, I wasn't exactly expecting to come out all happy and cheery. I imagined we would argue and go home - all moaning at each other about who did or didn't solve the clues.
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