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Monday, 21 July 2014

Hello people,

My lack of blogging has just been at an all time low at the moment, I've been back at home from university, I've officially moved out and handed back my keys in preparation for moving into my next house, a much better one at that. Now I'm at home I have been making some big changes to my lifestyle which I have mainly been focusing on instead of being online 24/7.

I have cut out most of the junk food I eat.
I am a mcdonalds addict and giving up mcdonalds is actually really hard, as bad as that sounds.. It's just so easy for me to drive up and go pick up a delicious chicken legend, or a maccies breakfast. But I've totally cut it out.

I've also quit smoking! Yippee! I'm really proud of myself and I don't even think about it anymore. I even gave away a fresh pack of ciggies I found in my uni room to my housemate and I was really happy that I did! I never thought I was addicted until I got cranky and had big mood swings. But everything's great and I'm glad I won't be clogging up my lungs anymore.

I've actually started doing yoga. Last week I gave it a go and absolutely loved it! It's such a nice exercise to do and is perfect for me to start getting into something postive.

As you can see I've been taking some time out to reflect on myself, better myself and just create a much better, well.. me! Spending less time online and more time on myself is improving my lifestyle, I'm much happier.

As for my blog, I'm not sure what I'm doing right now, I guess I'm on abit of a blog hiatus, I'm not sure what I want my blog to be anymore, I'm still figuring that out. But once I do I'll be back :)


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

So this is a long awaited post of my visit to Download Festival. Luckily this year I was given the opportunity to work Uprawr's merch stand which was great fun and as I missed Download last year, it was such a great experience to re-live all over again. So here's what I got up to on my weekend!

1. My lovely wristband was green and plain and boring (tehe) but it was free so who can complain *shrug*
2. Fraser cooking us some delicious burgers..
3. The lovely little Uprawr tent!
4. Skindred! Last time I saw them they were on the second stage, so it was great to see them on the main stage.

1. My little brothers first Download! - he was lucky enough to get given tickets from his college, it was a total surprise, but was great to share his first festival with him!
2. Me & Fraser in our little tent
3. Policeman Selfie! The policeman put his hat on me haha, such a great picture.
4. The Pretty Reckless were great and I was right by the front!

1. Kirsty, me & Nesbitt at Download during Bowling For Soup.. (I think)
2. Our mingin' expensive breakfast in the village at 5am. It was truly disgusting.
3. Aerosmith! My favorite of the whole weekend, it was the end of shifts and it was such a relief to just go nuts!
4. Me, finally at home after a long, un-showered weekend, lovely right?

So that was my weekend, glamorous right!
Hope you enjoyed this (different) post
I'm hoping to start up my youtube again soon!


Friday, 4 July 2014

I wanted to share something different on my blog today, I have really gotten into scrapbooking and I'm loving the Scraptastic Club kits. It's great for me as I don't have to spend loads of money buying supplies etc, just a monthly subscription. I love the community that scraptastic has too, it's nice to talk with other scrappers via facebook etc. I thought I would share some layouts I've been creating over the last two months!

This cute Falmouth layout was made with the May kit, "The story I heard" I didn't think I was keen on this kit as it has a lot of phone related embellishments but I do love the colours in this kit.

How cute was my puppy! Now he just grumbles (hehe) but I love this picture and I'm glad I scrapped it with this kit! It does look a little wonky in the photo but it is straight!

Few more random layouts..
(With the June Kit)

I've been very busy scrapping the last few weeks and If you love scrap-booking I would give Scraptastic a go, their stuff is crammed with items! I'm going to try and stay more updated with my some occasional layouts every so often, it's nice to do a different post. Have you ever tried scrapbooking?

Thursday, 3 July 2014

I am so glad that I decided to grow my own nails. It's so much cheaper now I'm not spending money on acrylics. My nails are also healthy and I love painting them different styles. I've got a whole board on pinterest dedicated to painted nails which you can check out here! So after being inspired by summer and beautiful ombré nails I painted my own, and here's how I did it. This was super difficult to photograph..

You will need..
2 Coloured Nail Polish
Clear Top Coat Polish
A Small Sponge
Nail Polish Remover
Cotton Buds

Firstly, I started with a base coat to strengthen and protect my nails from breakage. I just use a Rimmel one. Then I put one coat of the colour I wanted to be the base of the ombré. I used this blue colour by Rimmel, #842 'too cool to tango' I just applied a light coat over each of my nails.

Next I used a bit of plastic I had lying around to put this on.. you could use a bit of paper. Next I just put a splodge of each colour next to each other and applied onto the sponge. I cut the sponge so it was smaller and created less mess. The yellow colour is Rimmel's #450 'get your shades on'

Just dunking the sponge in.. It helps if it's damp too.. Makes the polish dry out less quickly.

After it's on the sponge, I just gently pressed against my nail, blending the two colours together till I thought it looked okay. I kept doing this to every nail and repeating the last few steps.

It does get a little bit messy but it's not anything you can't fix. I just got a cotton bud dunked in nail varnish remover and carefully cleaned it all up.

I like to let my polish dry and breathe a little bit before applying the top coat. It did look a little bobbly and sponge like before the top coat, but don't worry it will go away. After letting them breathe and dry a bit, I applied the top coat.

And voila! That's my summer themed ombré nails! I'm really happy with them considering this was my first ever attempt at an ombré nail. I'm also really proud of how far my nails have come, I have always been a terrible nail biter. Excuse my longer nails, my others broke at a festival, but they will get there! Have you tried ombré nails?