24.


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I celebrated my 24th birthday last Friday, which is weird cause it feels like five minutes ago since my last birthday. I do sound like one of those twitter accounts with a dolphin as the profile picture, but seriously slow the eff down time. 

I went back home for my birthday, aka Shrewsbury, or the town of flowers/ birth place of Charles Darwin if that makes it sound a bit more exciting. It definitely does, so let's roll with that. I haven't spent my birthday at home for a good couple of years, so I was excited to not have to do that manic house tidy that you do whenever you're parents are visiting, and to be able to see everyone. 

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Amazing mars bar crepe and marshmallow iced latte from Chez Sophie in Shrewsbury.  

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Henry's Cookie Monster Shake.

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Lunch at Bear Steps in Shrewsbury with Mum. 

My birthday mainly consisted of eating. Standard. But I got to spend time with all my family, discovered that my little brother and sister love my camera *future vloggers perhaps?* ate a lot of takeaways and even managed to see a bit of sunshine too!

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Getting a birthday kiss from Frank.

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 Colourful flowers in the Dingle in Shrewsbury Quarry. 

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My outfit: 
Dress: New Look
Top: Topshop
Trainers:Converse 

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This is me trying to get a nice picture with Frank and he genuinely looks like he is hating life. Hahaha.

I've never really been bothered about my birthday before, like turning older has never really had that much of an effect on me, but recently, getting older does scare me. I have realised though, that getting older is a privilege and with every year comes experience and knowledge.. Well I hope anyways.


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Birthday Meal Outfit:
Top: Topshop
Jeans: Topshop
Shoes: New Look

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Pretty peonies in Henry's Mum's garden. 

Being 23 was an exciting year for me, it was a slow start which made me give myself a big old kick up the bum and took some pretty big risks. I went on an exciting trip, and did some stuff that I've always wanted to do. I think with every year, you gain more confidence and stop caring as much about what other people think. I'm determined to make the year 24 an exciting one, and I've come to realise that it probably won't matter what age I am.. I never will feel 'grown up.' 
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PLL Addict Problems

I'm not even joking when I say that Pretty Little Liars has easily over taken my life. Just a programme that I decided to watch on Netflix one night when bored, has led to me not being able to sleep thinking 'who is A?' I've had dreams that I've been part of the show, and I jump out of my skin if I see anyone wearing a black hoodie. With us getting through season 6, every Wednesday is PLL day in the UK, so I thought it might be fun to write up about why I'm so obsessed with this show, and well just who is A???

At first I was like, it's just a TV show right? 


Then I was like.. hang on a cotton picking second.. where is Alison?


Then I was hooked. Before I knew it, I'd watched the first season in three days. 


I ask myself many questions whilst watching like: Why can't I look like Lucy Hale? 


Also two words.. Caleb Rivers. 


How can A text with leather gloves? They've got some serious skills. 


Feeling you are never going to be able to wear a black hoody ever again.



Or a red coat.


For the first five seasons you're like WHO IS A? 


Then in season six you're like WHO THE BLOODY EFF IS CHARLES?


Being suspicious of every new character... I don't trust you Sara Harvey.


You suddenly have irrational worries such as someone opening a storage unit in your name to hide a body, or stealing your face to make a mask so they can incriminate you.


Not knowing how to feel when you find Jason Delaurentis suddenly attractive


Wondering why after everything that has happened, why no one SHUTS THEIR CURTAINS.


Lying awake at night trying to work out who A is...


You have your own detailed theory about A... if I told I'd have to kill you...


You genuinely feel anger when someone says one of the four girls is A


You can't get anything done till you've watched the new episode.. Wednesday mornings in the UK are never productive.


Genuinely worrying you'll die before you find out who A is.



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Remembering To Live Life.



I didn't have a post planned for today. In fact, today has whirred round in a busy haze of deadlines and catch up of emails that I gleefully ignored over my birthday weekend. (I'm not the only person right who feels guilty for putting on an 'out of office' right?)

Although this weekend was lovely, I was at home in Shrewsbury and I spent my birthday with my family. I got to see my little brother and sister, and see their delight when they opened early birthday presents and I let them take selfies on my camera. I went for brunch with my sister, and dragged my poor Mum round every charity shop in Shrewsbury to try and find that perfect vintage over sized denim jacket. It was lovely. Although I am still yet to find *that* denim jacket.

But whenever I turned on the news, or went on Twitter, I was horrified to see such awful news. It just didn't stop coming, and it just seemed that every hour, more innocent people were losing their lives which just made me feel terribly sad.

As humans, we sometimes feel we are invincible. You feel that nothing bad will ever happen. But then when I saw people who I could relate to being caught in the wrong place at the wrong time, it made my stomach drop. It made me realise that we genuinely don't know what's around the corner. We could go off on holiday for a relaxing beach break and never return. Our lives could end tomorrow. It's scary. And I'd never really thought about that before.

Hearing horrible news always puts things into perspective. Too often, I will roll my eyes on social media when I see someone Facebook/Tweet something so melodramatic. Or I hear people moan about the pettiest things. I won't lie, I sometimes have a moan about really silly little things, and I've realised this needs to stop. I need to look at the bigger picture.

We need to stop focusing on the things pulling us down and look at the good things. Life is for living, we only get one and we need to make sure we live it. If you're in a job that you hate, look for something else, life is too short to work in a job you dread going to every morning. You are never stuck in any kind of situation or relationship or friendship.

If you want to travel, then travel. You may have to scrimp and save but you'll be repaid with memories that will last a lifetime.

Sack off the housework to do something exciting. Get outdoors, see the world. Put your phone down.

Give yourself a break if you haven't blogged.

We're all so guilty of getting wrapped up in our own lives, I want to stop fretting about the silly little things and start living life properly. However cheesy and corny that may sound.

I want to stop panicking that I'm getting closer to becoming in the 'overs' category on XFactor, not everyone gets the privilege of getting older.

Don't just wait for things to happen. Make them happen.

We should tell people how much we love and care for them whilst they're still here. If someone brightens your day, tell them. We shouldn't leave it till it's too late, we should act on things now.

I can't stop thinking about the horrific events from over the weekend, I can't imagine what family and friends are going through, it makes me sad that some people may of not got the chance to do everything they set out to do in life. We need to remember that life is for living, and to stop saying 'we'll do it tomorrow.' We never know what tomorrow will bring.

I know this is another one of my finger vomits, but I just wanted to write this down. I want to remember this next time i am having a moan about something. Go grab life by the balls and do the stuff you've always wanted to do. I'm pretty sure we won't regret it.
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25 Things I Want To Do Before I'm 25

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Today I turn 24. Yay happy birthday to me. Which means 12 months till I'm 25. That sounds weird.
Turning 24 sounded weird enough to me already, considering inside my head I am still 18. In fact I usually act like that too. I was panicking about getting older, cause suddenly you wake up and think 'omg I am not a teenager anymore. I am an adult with real responsibilities. wtf.' But this is normal and you know what, I'm actually okay with getting older. You know, I don't have to ask anyone if I can go anywhere, if I want to stay up late then i bloody well can, I have my own dog who gives me cuddles and just last month, I buggered off to Vegas with 9 strangers? Why? Because I'm an adult and I can.

So next year is the big two-five. Which is almost but also isn't a milestone. I feel that in my early 20's, I've not done that much. In fact the past twelve months have been the most exciting. So I want to continue this, because one day I will be old. Like actual old, not white girl crying she's now in the Overs on X Factor category old.

I have twelve months to tick these things off my list. It's time to stop just sitting watching Netflix (though I will still do this) and to start living. But first I'm going to go eat my birthday cake. Okay bye.

1.Go To New York 
2. Visit a place I have never been to before
3.Go to a festival 
4.Get abs (ha)
5. To stop worrying so much about silly little things
6. Reach 100,000 subscribers on Youtube 
7. To see more of my friends and make sure we meet up at least once a month.
8.To spend more time with my family. 
9.Go to Disneyland Paris 
10. Put a crazy colour in my hair 
11. Buy something that I have always wanted 
12. Learn to accept myself 
13. Not look at my phone so much
14. To stop comparing myself 
15. Get more sleep 
16. Say yes to more things 
17. Meet Harry Styles 
18. Go to more gigs/concerts
19. Go to some sort of YouTube event/convention- they've just always intrigued me.
20.Be super duper proud of my YouTube & blog content
21. To move house with a kitchen that actually fits in more than one person at a time.
22. Go To LA
23. Plan a really cool day for my 25th birthday
24. Set up an actual grown up savings account
25. Remember that I'm still young and to not panic about getting older. 


What do you want to do before your next big birthday? 

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Useful Apps For Blogging


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Blogging is one of those jobs/hobbies where it is 24/7. There's no switching off from it, and if you're like me, sometimes you have to step away from the laptop. We live in a day in age, where technology is number one to us, and to be honest is incredibly useful.

Although I like to have a break away from the blog, sometimes I will have to use my phone as my main contact, and recently I have been using some apps which are really helpful for when you're blogging at home or on the run. That totally sounds like I'm on the run from the law which I'm not FYI, although myself and Frank did kill a fly together the other day and I think we may be the next Bonnie & Clyde.

Whilst I don't use an app to blog, I've personally never got on with the blogger app, there is one. I did use it a couple of times to write up posts when I visited America in 2012, but I found it incredibly annoying to use,  but I guess the app has probably improved since then! But if you like writing posts on the go this one may work for you. Personally I always find, it's very rare that i want to write on the go, but if I do, I'll type it up in my notes section and paste it onto the laptop when I'm home!

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Bloglovin- I am obsessed with this app as you can read blogs on the go as well as checking on your blog too. I tend to go through Bloglovin's popular pages when I am on a train and note down what people are loving and are saving. From this I can create my own content ideas. I find Bloglovin one of the platforms that I am most inspired by so it's useful to look through when you have nothing to do!

Google Analytics- Super handy for checking on your stats whilst you're away from your laptop. Say you get an email and someone needs your unique users before the day ends? No problemo. Sometimes I'll just open it up and see how my post from the day's going, or maybe look at the month's views so far. Another app that is good when you're on some sort of journey as you can look at things in more detail.

CamScanner: Our printer is a big old heavy thing that is a mare to get out, so I tend to be a bit lazy when it comes to scanning in documents. Whether it's blogging related or not, I will use Camscanner to scan in documents which works using your phones camera. You then save the picture which you can then forward on through email. It's so handy to have, especially if you're away from home without a scanner near by!

Cudasign: This is the same logic, so instead of printing out documents, signing them and scanning them which omg ballache. You can download the document, open it in the app, sign it, date it, save and send through email. Bob's your uncle. They make your signature look like a signature that you've done in pen yourself, so this is so handy when something needs signing, and you don't have a printer/scanner, or are away from one. I literally couldn't be without this app.

VSCO Cam: Aha my favourite picture editing app. I use VSCO cam to edit all my instagram photos and sometimes even my blog photos. I have a certain technique that I edit every photo to *yes I need to get a life* but sometimes if I'm on a train, or even just sitting on the sofa, I'll bulk edit a load of photos and then pop them into my 'to instagram' album *yes further proof I need a life*. This just saves me time throughout the week when it's time to Instagram a picture, and I genuinely find it one of the best and easiest photo editing apps to use.

Reward Style: If you're signed up for affiliate marketing with Reward Style, then the app is pretty handy for when you're on the go. Basically you can link to the clothes or items featured in posts from shops, and then when someone buys something you make a small commission. A lot of people use the app to do ' Like To Know It' which is when someone uploads on instagram, if you sign up and like the pic, you will get an email with all the outfit details. I haven't got this far yet, but it's a handy app to have if you blog on the go, or upload a lot of outfit posts.

Pinterest: Pinterest is my inspiration app. Where I turn to when I need some ideas for posts or photography ideas. I could spend hours on the app, and it's a great way to chill out. I usually go on Pinterst in bed which then makes me feel really creative so not the best idea, but I'd definitely recommend it as I always find it helps me loads when I'm struggling for post ideas.

There we have it, some of my favourite apps for blogging- whether it's on the go or you need some inspiration , these all help me out so much pretty much everyday!

So tell me what's your favourite app for blogging?

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Summer Hair // Scunci Insta Twist Review


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Do you remember that hair tool in the 90s called Crazy Braid or something? Basically, it was supposed to braid your hair and make you look really cool, but instead it just ended up tangling your hair up and you'd have to run to your Mum to rescue your hair. I mean the advert that they showed on the TV when you were watching CD:UK obviously lied, cause you never looked like a groovy chick as promised.

After this traumatising time as a youngster, I have stayed away from braiding tools, or any kind of complicated hair tool. Well that's until I received new hair tool on the block Scunci Insta Twist, which I was a bit dubious of at first, I won't lie.  The Scunci Insta Twist is described as the 'must have hair tool for creating hair twists and braid effects.' At first,  I just had visions of tangling my hair up like I did in the late 90s.

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However I needn't have worried, cause I am now a convert. Battery powered, Scunci Insta Twist is a great tool to take away with you to festivals, holidays, etc... as you don't need a mains socket. It also comes with two AA batteries to start you off too, as well as 50 clear elastics so you can start twisting straight away. 

So how do you use it? Okay so all you do is take two pieces of hair, you slot each side into the grips, then there is a switch, you push it up which twists the two pieces of hair. Then to put them together, you push down on the switch with interlinks the two pieces of hair together.




It's so easy to do, doesn't tangle your hair, and creates really cool twists in your hair. I had lots of fun playing with it and will be featuring it in my next video; a Summer Hair Tutorial, in which I do some cool braids and stuff.


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I did a half up half down style, which I love doing a lot anyways, but this just made things a lot quicker and gave a different look to the usual braids I wear.

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There's loads of ways how you can use this tool, I decided to have a go at creating a fishtail braid, which I can just about do but can never achieve that really messy boho look. So I tied my hair into a side pony, and then twisted sections of the pony, till all the pony was in one inch twisted sections. 

Then I split the pony in to half, and twisted the the two sides of twists. I then brought the two sides together and tied them together with a clear elastic, and to my surprise, I had this perfect messy fishtail braid, although it took me a little longer twisting each section, I managed to finally have the messy boho fishtail braid that I'd always admired on others. 


This video featuring Lou Teasdale probably explains what I'm on about a bit easier! 

I can see myself using this tool a lot over the summer, and think it's perfect for taking on holiday with you for creating easy cute hairstyles. You can get the tool from places like Superdrug and Argos for £29.99. Keep your eyes peeled on my Instagram though, as I'll be giving one away next week!! :)

Have you tried Scunci Insta Twist or are you tempted to?

Also do you remember the dreaded crazy braid? Haha.


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Things That Happen When You Go Travelling.

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So technically I haven't been travelling properly, but then I went away with Trek America which was pretty much what I can imagine some aspects of travelling to be like. In the time I was away, I learnt a whole new way of life, and experienced stuff I had never experienced before. So if you're thinking about going away on a trip soon, here's what may happen...

You will probably do an outside wee at some/many points. 


You get so close with people you will get to the point of discussing trips to the toilet. 


You wear stuff that you'd never wear at home 


You buy stuff that you would never ever buy at home. I WANT ALL THE KNICK KNACKS. 


You miss the littlest things such as a cup of tea, or a hot shower. 


You learn to sleep anywhere 


You forget what it's like to know what's going on with the outside world. 


You realise that there is more to life than worrying about the size of your thighs. 


Wi-fi is the holy grail. Finding wifi is like finding the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. 


Seeing any kind of animal whilst you're away will make you miss your pet. I may have said at one 
point ' omg that chipmunk reminds me of Frank.' WTF 


You will realise how amazing seeing the world is.


You realise you can do stuff on your own and exit your comfort zone. You go glen coco.


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