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It’s me again πŸ‘‹

Hey guys, I just thought I would do a blog post as I haven’t done one in a while… Also I’ve just broken up for Christmas holidays! WHOOP! Can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks since I started my new drama school… CRAZY!

Yes… that photo was taken 8 weeks ago!!!

And here we are now… it’s December and ALMOST Christmas!!! My favourite time of the yearapart from the weather… I miss the heat of summer ngl

I have legit met some of the nicest and most supportive people in the world.

Two girls I take my hat off to thank are Elle & Anna. Dayummm girls haven’t we been through a lot since we met!?!

On another note… It’s been very different moving back to the UK again and starting fresh but I always had to remind myself not everyone is as genuine as I hahaha

When there’s ups there are downs…Weird to think how many fake people are around, feels like it’s 50/50 sometimes. But then why focus on them when there are loads of genuinely nice people out there? They really aren’t worth anyone’s or anything’s time of day. YET they still intrigue me. These humans kinda make me so fascinated in a way that looks like they’re getting a reaction of care out of me but little do they know I’m looking at them as if they’re alien.

Life is difficult enough as it is, there is no point on involving yourself in extra drama when someone fake is the cause. I learnt to just grin and bare it… Sometimes I even ignore their phone calls hahah!Oops bitchy Imogen coming out…but it’s true… Why should anyone drop what they’re doing in their day to talk to someone who isn’t trustworthy or loyal?

Anyways, every day is full of ups and downs and each situation thrown at you is just a learning curve. THINK. LIVE. BE.

  • Think positively
  • Live positively
  • Be positive

when life gets too much… put those shades on and do the imogen dance πŸ’ƒ<3

Forget all your worries and enjoy the Christmas holidays ❀

Much love to you all xoxox

Update 101

I haven’t really been doing any blogs recently. Been a bit hectic in the life of Imogen Helen Szecowka. Would you believe that? #dramafollowsmeeverywhere

Anyways today I thought I’d write a blog about respect. Because I think that’s the main cause of unhappiness. I know with me it was. Yes I have done a similar blog to this before but I thought I’d go back to this subject.

With the lack of respect you have for yourself makes other people have no respect for you due to the way you portray yourself. Making yourself feel good physically is only one way to start to respect yourself fully. If you don’t like yourself, no one will end up liking you, it’s a vicious cycle. Respect can be with the mind not just presentation. For example, if you don’t respect the fact that you deserve happiness (that you believe you don’t ever deserve happiness because of past choices/mistakes) then all that will do is create an unhappy and negative life. Why do that when life gives you so many options?

I’m the type of person that always ends up in “almost relationships”, in “social media/texting relationships” and or “broken relationships” but what I’ve realised now, is that it’s not my fault. It really isn’t. I always get mugged off because I give a million chances and when I want a chance I never get one. I always get screwed over because my kindness towards others gets manipulated which ends up in my mind having no respect for myself because I let myself believe I am not worthy. I let that be the only way I should be treated. I’m the type of girl who tries to see the best in everyone and everything. I ignore the shattered pieces and focus solely on what’s left.

I have a front people who know me know too well… “princess imogen”

It’s easy to pretend to be something you’re not but in the end it just haunts you.

I’m the type of person that wants to spread happiness and positivity even when I don’t think I deserve it myself.

In reality, everyone deserves a piece.

I’m the kind of person that likes to fix what’s broken instead of leaving it to be a lost cause… in the end I forget about myself.

This brings us back to respect. I lost respect for myself mentally because I tried to help others who didn’t want to be helped. I tried to love others who didn’t want to be loved. I thought I’d get positivity and happiness given back in return yet in the end when that was not the case I believed that I should never expect anything in return when you do good.

I don’t want anyone to believe this, as it is not true. Love is to give but also to take. Never be scared to take when it comes to love (friend, family or anyone).

Appreciate yourself and everything around you, no matter how little or how much you have. Honour and praise yourself for how far you’ve come in respects to your life mentally and physically.

I am not ashamed of who I was and how I am now. I know many people have abused my kindness in the past and many may attempt to do so in the future. But you have to stay true to yourself. Take good care of your body and mind.

Keep smiling and move forwards. Because why the hell not?

Remember to love yourself before loving anyone else.

Stop monkeying around!

THE DAY HAS COME

For many years I have been watching "Monkey Business" & "Monkey Life". I'm not kidding when I was younger it was all I watched. I was so captivated by everything that went on inside and outside of the park.

I have always been so fascinated however, mum and dad were not as into animals as much as I so when I was younger they never took me… even though it was my dream to go haha😂
I guess they never understood the love I had for this show and sanctuary!

Alison left, Jim right

Monkey World was founded by Jim Cronin in 1987 for abused and neglected primates. http://www.monkeyworld.org
Jim Cronin was widely acknowledged as an international expert on rescue and rehabilitation. Jim also worked closely in the enforcement of international treaties aimed at protecting primates from illegal trade and experimentation which due to all of his services to safeguard primates he was awarded an MBE from the Queen in 2006. Sadly Jim passed away in 2007 aged 55.
Alison Cronin, his wife, British tv actor best known from the series studied primates at Cambridge university. Married Jim in 1996 and had a massive input to monkey world and was a main aspect the Monkey Life show. Alison carried on Jim's legacy after he died looking after monkey world sanctuary . A quote I found in an article which Alison said: At that time of Jim's death a lot of people asked me if I would continue. It was a no-brainer, I had all those faces looking back at me, needing our care and that gave me the strength to keep going.
Jeremy Keeling, not only being a close friend to both Jim when he was alive and also Alison, Jeremy was also a colleague being Animal Director at the park. When the Monkey world was starting up Jim insisted his bestfriend Jeremy would help and be a apart of it all. Jeremy now has a book out about him and his close primate friend Amy who he hand reared.

With Monkey World's 30th anniversary looming the day before my 18th Birthday what did my mother surprise me with?

"Oh by the way Imogen, we may be stopping by Monkey world"

As we go on to our next destination of the summer holiday in the UK.
For all I knew I thought she was taking the piss (something my mum would do).
BUT NO! after all these years of watching Monkey world on the telle and seeing the apes and all different types of monkeys grow up in the sanctuary and many Marmoset monkeys being rescued from UK homes and abroad. It was time to actually see the place in real life.

IT WAS PISSING IT DOWN

I couldn't believe the weather! So annoying! But hey ho…
The weather definitely did not stop me from making the most out of this afternoon.
I got absolutely soaked!! (I was not prepared lol)

I made sure my family and I went around the WHOLE park and didn't miss a spot!

I got a bit starstrucked at the beginning when I saw at the corner of my eye, the one and only Jeremy Keeling!!!
and after that I saw Amy the Orangutan that he brought up!

(I was not ready for that photo lol)

I then had a great time outside the Orangutan Nursery playing with one of the little ones through the glass wall

We also were lucky enough to be there for that last talk of the day. The talk that we were at was about the capuchin monkeys 🐒 EXTREMELY interesting AND I watched the episode where they rescued the ones the worker was on about 🙈 I got a bit excited when I actually saw them in the flesh instead of on telle hehe

Near the talk was Jim Cronin's memorial, which looked amazing in tribute of such an amazing, hard working man.

Such a pleasure to be able to see in person what he set up.


It was the best experience of my life. I couldn't leave without getting a hoodie with Monkey World on it could I?🐒

By far the best day ever

#animallover

Makeup look for my grandads 82nd birthday meal

When boredness takes over you pretend you can do your makeup well 🀣haha. 

Anyways this is me doing my makeup look for today’s meal as it’s my grandads 82nd Birthday!!! ​​

It all began when I put this photo up on my Instagram story of my new makeup I purchased… β€‹ It went on so perfectly I decided to do a boomerang and post it πŸ™„ BECAUSE I wanted to show people how nice this contour and concealer was!

​ So that was the start… I then went on to videoing my whole makeup look… oops​

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​ After all of that I appologised to my followers for posting so much in such little timeπŸ’ #sorrynotsorry​

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And that was it… excuse the wet hair πŸ˜‚ my grandad was rushing me by the end of  it πŸ’ 

​​He just wanted a beer 🍺
26.07.17

My makeup look for today🌸

 

Bellow I have named all my “go to” makeup that I have and always use when in a rush or just going for an informal meal or every day when I want to look half presentable haha.

I have used their Instagram names so it is easier for you to look them up on there.

Yes I know I haven’t done my hair yet…

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β€’ Foundation: ‘cool rose 20’ unlimited foundation @kikomilano 


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β€’ Concealer: Β£3.00 @primark 2-IN-1 foundation & concealer dewy finish containing vitamin E


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β€’ Powder: ‘banana @bennyemakeup Luxury powder 


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β€’ Bronzer: ‘FY04’ @ferraruccicosmetics and ‘Betty-Lou Manizer AKA The Bronzing Bandit’ @thebalm_cosmetics 


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β€’ Blush: ‘Double Colour Baked Blush’ @kikomilano 


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β€’ Eye brows: ‘veluxe brow liner’ @maccosmetics And ‘eyebrow marker no-transfer natural tattoo’ @kikomilano 

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β€’ Highlighter: ‘beaming blush’ @maccosmetics And ‘glow kit’ @anastasiabeverlyhills 


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β€’ Eye shadow: ‘naked’ @urbandecaycosmetics And ‘nudes’ @lagirlcosmetics 


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β€’ Lipstick Β£3.00 @primark ‘Matte Liquid Lipstick’

I haven’t used mascara today because I have my individual extensions on but if I didn’t have them I would use my @kikomilano ‘Extra Sculpt Waterproof Mascara’
And that’s it for today ☺️