Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Universal Studios Florida Bucket List


In a matter of week, I will be stood back on Florida's lovely hot ground and ready for my holiday in the glorious sunshine. It honestly cannot come fast enough - I am in dire need of a holiday!!

I've been having a good look at all the Universal Studio parks to see what rides and activities I really want to try and do while we're there. So here is a little bucket list of the things I'm hoping to try out while getting my tan on!
  1. Meet the Marvel characters
  2. Ride the Hulk Coaster
  3. Go on the King Kong: Skull Island ride
  4. Watch the 8th Voyage of Sinbad show
  5. Visit Hogsmeade
  6. Visit Diagon Alley
  7. Try Butterbeer again
  8. Have a picture in front of the big 'globe'
  9. Go to Volcano Bay
  10. Meet the Minions
  11. Go on Jurassic Park River Adventure
  12. Brave going on Rip Ride Rock It!
  13. Try Duffbeer
  14. Buy a wand in Ollivander's
  15. See the Blue Man group
  16. Watch one of the daily parades
  17. Watch the Blue's Brothers
  18. Meet a Raptor
  19. Go on Dr Doom's Fearfall
  20. Race through New York with Jimmy Fallon!


I am so excited for this trip!! Is there anything I've missed from the list that you think I might want to do? Pleas let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 14 August 2017

Crownbrush UK Chubby Eye Pencils


I've been a big fan of Crownbrush ever since they contacted me on Twitter at the start of 2016. I've tried out their makeup brushes and eyeshadow palettes before, and I love them - so thought I'd try some more things from them.

One thing that caught my eye recently, were these Chubby Eye Pencils. For £3.99 each, they're quite a nice bargain. There are 13 different shades on offer, but the ones I chose were a purple a copper colour, called Copper Rock and Grape Crush, respectively.




I use copper and purple shades the most for my eye looks, so these are perfect for me. Both are highly pigmented and do not need a lot of coverage to get the desired effect.

I wouldn't use the pair of them together, but individually with other shades, they would be really good for night out looks! Due to them being eye pencils. they also work really well as bases for eye shadows to go over the top of. I'm definitely going to buy more of these come pay day, as I have really enjoyed them so far.

Have you tried out Crownbrush and what do you think of them? I highly recommenced them as a brand as it's all such good quality. Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 11 August 2017

Welcome To Dating Sites


So if you don't follow me on Twitter - and if not, why are you not? - then you'll have seen that I'm back on dating sites. Yep, I've been a single pringle for almost 3 months now, so I'm a free agent and back on the sometimes-hell, also called Badoo. It's a chat/dating site, has the same swiping feature as Tinder, and also lets you know when you've bumped into someone within about quarter of a mile.

Sometimes it's fun, sometimes it's hell on Earth. All depends on the day it seems!

Last time I done a three part series of this back in 2013, which you can read all about in the follow places!


As you can tell, it's a proper thriller. Anway, back to the present. So now I'm single once again, I've decided to come back on Badoo and see what people are out there now. I've a very different person to who I was 4 years ago, so I have a better mindset and better outlook on life and myself.


I've been back on the site for about 2/3 weeks now and wow. Out of about 100 men that I've spoken to, 90% of them have been assholes! The other 10% have been pretty fun to chat to, and I've even swapped numbers with a few of the seemingly sane ones.

What have I learnt about dating sites in 2017? Let me tell you...

  • Unwanted dick pics are apparently still a thing
  • Even had a few tit pics from women as well which was a whole new experience!
  • 'Hi' is the most boring conversation starter
  • Not all the men on there are bad, there are some really nice people on there
  • Patience is a virtue
  • Men think to comment on the size of my tits as a conversational opener will be good idea. It is not
  • The block/report button is your best friend
  • 50% of people will not read a damn thing from your profile
  • A lot of guys you think 'hell yes' to, are 100+ miles away from you
  • It is, in someways, a confidence booster
  • You will get random men's phone numbers straight away, without even a greeting
  • I've had 3 marriage proposals already
  • It's really hard to think of something witty as a conversation opener
  • You will find people on there that you already know from work/school etc

I've honestly had so many dick pics sent to me in the past month, that I could make a fancy collage of them all saying the word 'no' pretty soon. Maybe will take that up as a new hobby...

Are you on any dating sites and have found any of the above to me the same/true of your experiences? Let me know so I know I'm not alone! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)


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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Mulan | Disney Inspired Lookbook


I've decided to do a set of Disney Inspired Lookbooks - all inspired by the Princesses - in the run up to my Florida holiday this year! I don't think I'll be able to squeeze them all in before I actually go, but I'll do my best! Last time I created a new Pocahontas look, and now it's time for this week's new Princess!



I am obsessed with the shoes from this look!! What part of the look is your favourite, and who is your fave Disney Princess? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 7 August 2017

The Harry Potter Tag


I was tagged by the lovely Cassie from Zombie Goddess Beauty to the new Harry Potter tag that she's revamped! You can check out her answers to the tag here.

I am massive Potterhead, and its the one franchise that I've never thought 'umm' about. I've been loyal to it since 2001 when I read the first book and the films started! So this tag is perfect for me to do - so lets get to it!


1. What house are you in?
Gryffindor! This was the house I was first sorted into on an online quiz back in 2002, and also my house on Pottermore! Plus I love lions...

2. What is your patronus?
I've always said a unicorn, because they're unique like me! I got a Swallow on Pottermore and I dislike birds intensely, so I'm sticking with unicorn!

3. What is your wand?
Pottermore has given me an 121/2 inch Hornbeam Wood and Dragon Heartstring wand, so that is what it shall me!

4. What would your boggart be?
Seeing family dead and lots of fire

5. What position would you play in Quidditch?
I like to think Keeper, as I cannot hit or catch anything for shit - so Seeker, Beater and Chaser are all out of the question!

6. Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?
Probably half blood? As there is barely 'a witch or wizard alive who isn't half blood or less!'

7. What job would you want after to have after graduating Hogwarts?
I think a Healer would be awesome! We don't get to see a lot of them in the series, but they must have pretty cool jobs with all the spells they can use.

8. Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?
The invisibility cloak. Just think of being able to sneak about doing random things without being seen!?

9. Favourite book?
Prisoner of Azkaban. We got to meet Sirius, Pettigrew and REMUS BLOODY LUPIN.

10. Least favourite book?
Goblet of Fire. It always felt like a 'filler' book to me, as it was there to just bring Voldy back. I still love the story, but it's the least fave!

11. Favourite film?
Philosopher's Stone! I will never get over seeing Diagon Alley or Hogwarts for the very first time. Such a gleeful feeling.


12. Least favourite film?
Goblet of Fire, all for the same reasons as the book being my least fave!

13. Favourite character?
Fred and George Weasley. In the books they have many, many, more funny moments than we see in the films. Their jokes, banter and general presence in the book is always my fave thing to read.

14. Least favourite/most hated character?
Anyone who doesn't say Umbridge for this is lying.

15. Favourite teacher at Hogwarts?
Professor McGonagall! She is the most badass Professor there, an animagus and generally kickass. I'll never get over her sass or the 'have a biscuit Potter' plot twist.

16. Least favorite teacher at Hogwarts?
Professor Binns. Yes, we never see him in the films, but he's in the books and is sooooo dreary.

17. Do you have any unpopular opinions about the series?
None that spring to mind!

18. If you could save one character from the finale battle who would you save?
FRED WEASLEY. I cried for like a day and couldn't read the next chapter for a few hours after realizing he had died. My soul was ripped apart!!


I am now tagging these lovely ladies!

I cannot get enough of Harry Potter, so I have loved doing this tag!! What would your answers be? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Friday, 4 August 2017

Vamp Stamp Eyeliner Tool!


I'm sure if you're a lover of beauty, you've likely seen this product on Instagram and Facebook via adverts a lot. I've seen the Facebook ad so many times, I think I could recreate it myself...

Anyway! I ended up caving to the adverts and ended up buying the eyeliner wing stamp, also know as the Vamp Stamp! I purchased this off of CultBeauty for £22.50 - yes, it's not cheap at all. There are three different sizes to try out. Kitten, Medium and Large. I went with Kitten, as I wanted to try this out before trying any of the larger sizes.




It arrived a few days later and I first tried it out on my hand, as you can see below. It didn't turn out great either time - but I think this may have been down to doing this photoshoot in the garden on a bloody hot day, and the product dried up before I stamped it!

The stampe is double ended, so you have a wing shaped stamp for each eye. All you do is cover the surface in eyeline (liquid is best) and then stamp it on. You can however, get the Vamp Stamp VINK eyeliner ink to use with this if you want.



I eventually tried it on my eyes the next day and was pretty happy with how it turned out straight away. It's a clean straight line, and it's super easy to do. Just draw the liner onto your eyelid, and then stamp this onto the end to meet up with the line!

I really love this and it's saved me hours of trying to get matching wings the past few weeks. I think the medium one would have been a better size for me as I have quite wide eyes, and this one is just enough to peek out the sides when I'm looking head on!

What do you think of the Vamp Stamp, and have you tried it before? Let me know. because I am loving this handy product, irregardless of the price! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Social Anxiety


I've no idea how to really word any of this post, so please bear with!

The first time I really noticed I had anxiety was when I was 15. That's when I realised what it was called and what it meant was happening to me - that and panic attacks all in one. I figured out what triggered me or made me feel 'off' by the time I was 18. By about 22 years old, I'd worked out certain techniques to help me calm down and what to do if my anxiety would trigger a panic attack.

The good thing is that in the past 8 months, I've only had about 6/7 pretty bad panic attacks, and a small handful of little ones that were easy to deal with.

Since figuring out what all this anxiety and stuff was, back when I was 15, I've maybe been lucky in only having 100, or less, major panic attacks. I think that's pretty good going for a 10 year time frame - but there are some times that I can go months without one, and then other times where I am having them every other week.


Social anxiety is my worse downfall. I'll say 'no' to a social outing 90% of the time. The 10% I say 'yes' are normally when my best friend Nicola is there, or I'm going somewhere familiar with friends I'm okay with!

Last month I had three social outings over one weekend and it was a weird thing to look back on! I spent the Friday night with Nicola out at dinner, and had no anxiety whatsoever about it. Saturday was a night out with some friends from work, and we headed to town to the bars for drinks.

I remember having a massive panic attack that morning and had a few smaller ones while I was getting ready to go out - but I still went. I really tackled that fear and went out for a few hours. I was a strong 8/10 for anxiety the whole time as it was super busy at one bar and I felt like I was being pressed into a small space... I got home and could still feel my heart beating and my legs felt like lead from how many times I had been tapping my feet to keep me occupied with that and not the situation I was stood in.

The Sunday, I went to a nearby pub in the evening with a couple of other friends from work, and had no problem with that at all - even though it was a totally new pub and with friends I'd not really gone out with before! I was super proud of myself for doing that!

So what triggers me? It can be a handful of things, but these are the ones that make me feel the worse:

  • Large crowds of people
  • Unfamiliar places
  • Going somewhere new
  • Going somewhere alone
  • Driving long distances
  • Getting confused in a situation and not sure how to deal with it
  • Arguing with people
  • Social gatherings

How do I deal with it? There are really only a few things that I can do when my anxiety get's really bad, or a panic attack sets in:
  • Count to 20
  • Use the 5 senses to 'ground' myself
  • Sit opposite a widow and look to the sky - makes the room feel bigger
  • Get fresh air

If you have any techniques that might help me or someone else deal with the above, please let me know as I'm, always looking for new ways to help me calm down quicker! Sorry this was a really rambling kind of post, but it's so hard to word something like this; so thank you if you made it this far! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 31 July 2017

Monthly Favourites #27 - July


Another month is over already! We're way over half of the year gone, but it feels like it was January not two seconds ago!! I've not had the most fabulous month, but I've still tried to find some good things about June to put a smile on my face! Let's hope August is a lot better!

Song
I've been addicted to this song in July. I love RuPaul as it is, and I've been watching Todrick's video's since his 'Splits on Trees' video. This song is so catchy and I find myself bopping along to it whenever it comes on my iTunes! This video is incredible, and I've never been so attracted to a Lion before 😂


Picture
My favourite picture from this month is of my new set of DVD's that I bought on payday! I've not bought any film for a while now, so I got my hands on a few offers that were on! And I've finally got Community on DVD, so I've not got to watch grainy versions of it on YouTube anymore!



TV Show
I am so happy Game of Thrones is back!! The first episode was a good opener for the season, plus that opening with the Frey's was AMAZING. I've picked a picture from last season to avoid any spoilers!!
Episode two was on last week and what an ending. Is is wrong I have a a mini weird crush on Euron Greyjoy as his guyliner skills? Such a good episode and I am about to watch last night's as this blog post is going live...



Movie
I've been having a little Marvel marathon this month - I've done it all out of order right now, as I plan on doing a full timeline marathon sometime next month when work is a little less hectic! I'd forgot how many little funny moments were in the movie, and it makes me super excited for Infinity War!



Hope you enjoyed these faves for July! What have you loved this month yourself, from each category? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe!

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Pocahontas | Disney Inspired Lookbook


I've decided to do a set of Disney Inspired Lookbooks - all inspired by the Princesses - in the run up to my Florida holiday this year! I don't think I'll be able to squeeze them all in before I actually go, but I'll do my best! Last time I created a new Jasmine look from Aladdin, and now it's time for this week's new Princess!


I am obsessed with the dress and shoes from this look!! What part of the look is your favourite, and who is your fave Disney Princess? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Summer Driving Dangers*


Driving at anytime can be dangerous. Anytime you get behind the wheel, you're in control of a machine that can go up to very high speeds, potentially hurt someone if reckless, and suffer maintenance issues that can not only cause trouble to you, but to other road users.

Sure, in the winter we all prepare for the icy conditions, but there are just as many worrying things that can happen over the summer. Here are some things you need to keep an eye out for when driving this summertime!

Tyre blowouts
Tyre blowouts are on the rise during summer, for a few different reasons: overheating, wrong tread depths, wrong inflation pressures, and general wear and tear damage. You need to check your tyre pressures as often in the summer as you would during winter. Make sure to check for any damage to your tyres, such as any debris stuck in them. If you need new tires, Visit Point S to get tyres in Staffordshire, to get them checked and fitted, all in time for any road trips you want to take this year.

More traffic, more bikes
Summer brings out more traffic on the road, due to amount of people going to the beach, days out, and heading on holiday. The good weather also means that more people are out cycling, and more people on motorbikes. In Wales alone, there were 693 motorbike accidents in 2015 - 25 of which were fatal. So when you are out on the roads, be extra vigilante to check twice for bikes at junctions, and especially anytime you are on country roads.


Young drivers
It's at this time of year that the young drivers are out in force. Now school is over, they are out on the roads, going places and at times - showing off to their friends. This doesn't apply to all young drivers, but that 1% that use their cars to have fun in and race of a warm summer evening, can be a danger on the roads. Just be extra careful.

Overheating
Engines get warm and this can be damaging to your car. If you're on a long distance journey when the weather is super warm, it's best to pull over at some services every few hours, just to let the engine and car cool off! It's also the perfect time for you to hydrate yourself and get some fresh air!


There are obviously a lot more that could be added to this list, but these are the ones that I think are the most important to be aware of. Have you experienced any of this for yourself in summers past? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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Monday, 24 July 2017

Wishlist 35


Thank the Goddess that it was payday the last Friday!! I've bought a few things already from my previous wishlists of the year, so now is the time to make a new one, ready for the next payday in 3 weeks time! I'm meant to be saving up a still, but I have a bad habit of spending!!


Like any of the goodies I've picked out for myself? And what's on your wishlist? Let me know! Hope you have a great day and keep safe :)

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