Tuesday, 30 December 2014

2014 Reflections.....

Hey guys,

So its coming to the end of the year and honestly this is the first year in a long time where I can say It has actually flew. It is also the first year since I was 17 where I was single for the whole. This year was really just about me and figuring out what I wanted. Im not sure if I still truely know (but who does I suppose) but I definately learned alot.

My goals last year were -

  • Learn to Drive
  • Get my own car
  • Build my Blog & YouTube Channel 
  • To get healthier

And Im happy to report I accomplished them all!! Well for the most part anyway! I learned to drive and realised I loved it! I really enjoy driving! I recently bought a car but currently it is at my parents house and hopefully in the new year when the weather gets better I will be driving around like a boss haha.

I continue to work hard at my blog every now and then I have to cool off but they are for personal reasons but I really love my blog and I am very proud of it! I have started my YouTube channel and next year I plan to make it bigger and better than ever! I love being a part of the beauty blogger world and getting the chance to interact with all of YOU! really I do and I would also like to take this opportunity to thank YOU! yes you! without you I would be just writing for myself and although I enjoy that too its nice when you know that other people are enjoying your hard work and make it all seem worth while!!

I have definately got healthier this year! I went to the gym... yes I have not been the most regular of clients but the first step is always the hardest and I took it!! And I dare all of you to do the same!!

This was also another year of learning more and dealing with my anxiety and also talking about it. Anxiety is a scary thing. You think you are going crazy. You are not but its not always easy to see it. I have been outraged by comments I have read not so long ago about how people who claim to have anxiety or any other mental illness are faking it and just to gain publicity or doing it be like Zoella, Tanya Burr or Sam Chapman but let me tell you right here right now, No girl (or guy for that matter) in their right mind would pretend to have it if they didnt. Now Im not say that there is absolutely no one that does (they should be ashamed of themselves) but for most people It is a horrible crippling debilitating illness that is not even visible to the outside world. I wish I could say that I didnt suffer from it but I do so all I can sometimes is take one day at a time and use it to grow as a person. what else can I do. I refuse to let it take over my life (easier said than done though) Also I would like to add that I think that it is more likely that since YouTube personalities started to speak out about it then it made more people comfortable about taking about their stories, which personally I think is a great thing #stompoutstigma!! I remember when I first started dealing with it I was convinced I was going crazy! Then I remember reading Zoellas story and Sams and Tanyas and suddenly I started to feel better. Obviously it didnt make the problem go away but I was comforted in the knowledge that I was not alone! People I respected and admired went through this too. So I think its a wonderful that these people are speaking out and as someone who knows what its like to write about not being perfect to a vast audience to be judged and critised I thinks its awful for them to then recieve comments about how they are faking it to be like someone else!! horrible!! anyway this got abit ranty haha. I guess what Im trying to say is that I wish it would go away most of the time but I have learned to accept it and grow from it more and more.

On reflection it has been a weird year but on the whole a good one and hopefully 2015 will bring bigger and better things!!

Thank you again for joining me from the begining of my journey as a Blogger and YouTuber. I am by no means a pro yet but Im definately enjoying the ride!!

I wish you all the Happiest of New Years and an Amazing 2015!

I will see you all back here in 2015!!


Happy Holidays!!

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

My Top 10 Christmas Songs!


Today I thought I would do a little festive post on my Top 10 Christmas songs. 
A lot of people like to complain about Christmas songs and to be honest somewhere around the week after Christmas and the start of January I tend to have my fill but right now I am loving them so I thought why not do a little post telling you about the songs I would miss if they were not around. I would also like to add that I am not including Christmas carols in the this just songs. I will be adding links next to all the songs so you can give them a listen and get in the holiday mood!!

Winter Wonderland - Bing Crosby

This possibly my favourite song. Most likely because I grew up with it. My favourite version is the Bing Crosby Version. Michael Buble also does a great version too. To be honest though Mr Buble does great versions of all the Christmas classics. He is own of my favourite artists to listen to at Christmas - Bing Crosby Version     Michael Buble Version


Jingle Bell Rock -Bobby Helms

I think this is most associated with Mean Girls. Well Its what comes to my mind anyway! but regardless I love this song! Bobby Helms Version         Mean Girls 

White Christmas - Bing Crosby

Again we are back to Mr Crosby, This is another classic and Christmas wouldnt be the same without it!! - Bing Crosby Version

Baby Its Cold Outside - Margaret Whiting &Johnny Mercer

Another oldy but a goody. This song is so easy to sing along with. Again I do love the version Michael Buble version with Idina Menzel  - Margaret & Johnny Version    Idina & Michael Version

All I want for Christmas - Mariah Carey 

A Christmas must have when It comes to songs at this time of the year. I know she is not the original artist but I think to be honest she is the only one associated with this song! Mariah Carey Version

When a Child is Born - Johnny Mathis

This isnt as upbeat as the others but I think its beautiful. This is also another one I remember hearing as a child around this time as it is one of my mothers favourites!! Johnny Mathis Version 

Mistletoe & Wine - Cliff Richard

Just wouldnt be right to have a Top 10 favourite Christmas songs and not include Sir Cliff Richard. - Cliff Richard Version

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday - Wizzard

Can anyone remember an Christmas where they did hear this song? No... therefore it must be included and this song has the ability to make you happy and more excited for Christmas.. Dont Believe me?? Just click here and check it out for yourself - Wizzard Version 

Its the Most Wonderful Time of the Year - Andy Williams

This is another one that lifts you up and bring you back to your childhood. What could be better Christmas should be filled with childlike wonderment and the feeling that anything (even Miracles) can happen!! - Andy Williams Version   

FairyTale of New York - The Pogues

A tad unconventional maybe , but I honestly love hearing this song at Christmas. Maybe Its just an Irish thing I dont know.  It has grown on me to become what is now one of my favourites!! 

I hope you enjoyed my little holiday post!! Of course there are so many more song that I love but these were my Top 10 that came to mind.

What are your favourite songs??


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