Sunday, 30 August 2015

A SUNDAY AT WELLS NEXT THE SEA

Hi everyone. I'm currently sat on the sofa in my pyjamas snuggled up with my dogs on a very gloomy, dark and rainy afternoon. In an attempt to lighten my mood and to help me get off my butt to do all the things on my to-do list I thought I'd share these photos.

So a couple of Sunday's ago me and my family decided to go for a little trip to the seaside with all the dogs too. This is the first time the boys (dogs) have been to the seaside so we took them to play in the water and on the sand. I took my new camera to play around with it and I'm really happy with some of the images. I hope you like them too.

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AN UPDATE #1

Hi guys, it's been about two weeks since I last wrote so I thought I'd get back into blogging with a little catch-up type post. To tell you what I've been doing for the past two weeks.

Firstly, I turned 19! I can't believe I'm in the last year of my teenage years and it's so crazy how quickly being 18 went. I still haven't started my driving lessons yet but hopefully I'll be getting that sorted soon and will be learning to drive within the next couple of months.

Last Tuesday I went to college for the first time since we broke up for the Summer to enrol in my second year of my Graphic Design course. I'm so excited to go back and actually missed college while being on my Summer break. I feel like I'm in such a great place mentally and hopefully this will reflect on the grades I achieve this year. Hopefully I'll stay this motivated so that I can post blogposts and YouTube videos as regularly as possible.

This next point ties in with the previous. Just over a year ago I had a meltdown about my bedroom and just felt that  had too much in it. So I got rid of my desk, this was partly due to the fat that I thought I'd not be going back into education and also because I can never be productive working in my room. So, after checking that it was ok with my Mum, my Dad and I headed to IKEA and I brought myself a cheap desk and chair, which in total cost me about £45 which isn't bad for two nice looking pieces of furniture. Instead of putting the desk in my bedroom, my parents have allowed me a space in our second lounge which means I have a wall to stick pictures up and also somewhere detached from my bedroom to complete college work and also blog productively.

Last but not least, I have started walking/running. I'm really quite unfit and after my dad started cycling again I decided that I wanted to go on foot. So using the nike running app I pulled on my trainers and alternated between walking and running. I hope that doing this every couple of days will improve my fitness and make me feel better about my body. I hope to tone up a bit and not get warn out after running for 90 seconds.

So that's about it for my little update. I'm really excited to see how all of these things pan out over the next several months and I'll be sure to keep you updated.
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Saturday, 15 August 2015

MY FIRST VIDEO


Hours of planning, 2 half days of filming and hours of editing and this is the result. My first YouTube video. If you didn't know, I've just started a YouTube channel (Read more HERE). Thank you so so much to Lori for filming :)

The video (click the thumbnail to play) isn't as good as I hope for my videos to be but you've got to start somewhere! It's also been uploaded a lot later than I was hoping to post it but at least it's up! This was filmed on my iPhone 5s so the quality isn't the greatest but I've just got a new camera so the quality should be better for all future videos.

I hope that you enjoy, please subscribe if you like it and There'll be more videos up soon. I also uploaded a couple of videos onto my vlog channel whilst in Ireland so you can find them HERE.
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STARTING YOUTUBE

After starting my first blog 3 years ago and watching YouTube for nearly 5 I've always wanted to make my own videos. I studied Film at A levels and started uploading last summer and the summer before that. But my time management was (and still is) somewhat lacking. But, I've been working on it and feel that I'm organised enough to try again. I have so many ideas so I just need to put my preparation into action.

What kind of videos?
I'm hoping to upload videos about anything that I'm passionate about, be it fashion, beauty, advice and more. My channel will have lots of variation. I also have a blog channel where I'll upload some day in the life type vlogs and bloopers.

Where?
On both my MAIN CHANNEL and my VLOG CHANNEL

When?
Hopefully I'll upload one video a week on my main channel and whenever I do something exciting on my second channel. I've just been given an early birthday present in the form of a care so it should hopefully be kind of regular.

I'm so so so excited to try this whole YouTube thing again and I hope that people will enjoy my videos. Look out for my new video tonight!
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Monday, 10 August 2015

MAKE UP SHOPPING AND HAUL






Over the past year or so I've really been getting into make up. I only ever shop in Boots and Superdrug for make up but I've been in Northern Ireland for the last few days and I had some holiday money to spend. So we popped to Londonderry to Debenhams and we looked in MAC and around all the other counters.

I picked up a Satin Lipstick in Twig and an eyeshadow in the shade Patina from MAC and also picked up Benefit Brow Zings in Dark. That Urban Decay Smoky palette is definitely high up on my wish list because it's beautiful.

You might also be able to see the change in photo quality. My parents very kindly brought me my birthday present a week early, being the Samsung NX3000. I'll probably write a post about it in the future so look out for that.
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Thursday, 6 August 2015

QUOTE FEATURE WALL

Hi guys, today I've got a home DIY post for you. A quote wall is something that I've always dreamed of having as a love quotes and I think it makes a great feature in an all white room. If you follow me on Tumblr (HERE) it's pretty clear.

I reorganised my room a while ago and felt that I needed to add something to a blank wall and this is the result. I hope you like it! Obviously before doing any kind of DIY make sure that you have permission.


Things you'll need are: Hammer, small nails, photo frames, string, mini pegs and lots of printed quotes. I am using a quote book and cutting the quotes out. And blue tack if you don't have enough frames, you could even use no frames and just blue tack if you're in halls at university or a rented place.


Firstly I cut all of the quotes out and then picked my favourites to go in the frames. As I feel that this project is ongoing I decided to just pick up a few plain and simple cheap frames and will eventually buy random patterned frames as and when I see them. I put my favourites in frames and then began decided where to put them.


I decided to also put a calendar on the wall, I really like the photos used in the calendar so measured the centre of the wall and put that up first. It was then just a case of trial and error placing things around it until I liked how it looked. I dotted the frames randomly and blu tacked the others.


I decided to create a 'washing line' effect with coloured string and mini pegs tying the pegs in place so they didn't move then nailing the string to the wall. I took a few of the smaller quotes and pegged these up. I made one for the top of the wall and one for the bottom.


This isn't the best photo but I'm sure I'll probably post it on Instagram soon so loo out for that. I really like how it looks and like I said, it's a work in progress so I'm planning on adding some patterned frames and also incorporating some of my original pieces of work on the wall too. Nothing like sticking your own work up on your wall, I'm my own cheerleader ok.

Thanks so much for reading and hopefully my blog absence is now over!
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