Lifestyle

Personalised Power Banks With USBMakers

These were gifted to me in return for a blog post review. This in no way influences my opinion.

You know when you’re contacted by a brand and they are just the sweetest? Yeah, well that happened when I was contacted by USBmakers who offered to create ten custom USB sticks or power banks for me to review for you lovely lot. I chose the power bank that I wanted and they were super happy to make it for me. They even included a chocolate bar in the package which was super sweet.

USBmakers have a range of different power banks or USB sticks that you can design. Simply contact them with the logo that you wish to have included and they will design it for you. They came back to me with the finished design in a matter of minutes and they shipped out the power banks the very next day.

The design I chose was a lovely illustration that someone did of me a few months ago. It looks so good to see it on a power bank and now I can display it when I’m out and about.

Each power bank comes with a little charging wire and an instruction manual which isn’t actually needed because the power banks are so simple.

Overall, I am super happy with my power banks and will definitely be using them when I need to charge my phone. I’ll keep on in my handbag and then I’ll be fully charged at all times.

If you want to get yourself some power banks or USB sticks then head over to USBmakers and they will be super happy to help you make the perfect design. Prices are super affordable and shipping is amazingly fast! Definitely worth checking out.

Health

Weight Loss Journey 2019 April Update

If you’re subscribed to my YouTube channel, you will have seen that I recently posted a body update video. I was super nervous to post it but I want to be real with my viewers and readers so you guys know what a struggle my weight loss journey has been so far.

So, if you didn’t know, during 2018, I managed to lose a total of three stone. That’s 42 pounds for anyone who wanted to know. I was so disheartened with that result as I watched people in the gym lose so much more than I did. People like Simon for example. He lost seven stone so he did amazing!

I was there to watch his weight loss journey so I witnessed all the hard work he put in. I feel like I put in a lot of hard work too but I didn’t manage to lose as much. It was frustrating but there’s reasons.

You see, I’m on medication for my mental health and a side effect of said medication is weight gain. On top of that, I have polycystic ovary syndrome. Both of these things make it harder to lose weight.

But moving on from 2018, this is 2019 where we have new goals to smash!

So far this year, all I have managed to do is maintain. That is annoying but I have been on holidays and I haven’t been eating good quality foods.

This is something that will be changing from now on though. I will be eating more fruit, veg and protein. I will be heading to the gym at least three times a week. I want to start reaching my goals.

If you didn’t already know, this year, I am heading to Walt Disney World and I am so excited but also so nervous as I am still overweight. I don’t have too long now before we go so I need to start working harder.

I’m more focused on who I want to be now instead of who I am now. I don’t like who I am now so I’m going to change it.

Turn yourself into the best version of yourself!

Gaming

What I’ve Been Playing ♡ March 2019

I asked on Twitter for people to link me to their blogs. Someone who did that was the lovely Nikki from nikkipedia. I had never read her blog before but it was absolutely fabulous. Definitely a new favourite blogger.

But anyway, I got an idea while reading her blog. Every month (if I remember), I will write a roundup post of everything I’ve been playing recently. Whether it’s a app game, computer game, DS game or xbox game, I’ll include it in my roudup post.

I’m hoping that these posts will encourage you all to discover new games that you wouldn’t have ever thought of playing!

So… here’s the March edition of What I’ve Been Playing..!

Minecraft

I started playing Minecraft around 6/7 years ago. I would stay up late into the night and early hours of the morning just mining and building things. However, I stopped playing for a couple of months until Simon bought me a copy for the Nintendo Switch from Christmas last year. Now, I’m addicted again. I recently just built a cinema which looks so cool!

Disney’s Magic Kingdoms

I play this game on my iPhone and it’s so much fun and so addictive. I seem to be checking it at least five times a day if not more. If you haven’t heard of it then it’s basically a game where you get to build and run your own Disney park. It’s great fun for any Disney fan.

Crash Bandicoot N’sane Trilogy

I was so happy when this game was released that I bought it as soon as I could. However, it is so much more difficult than it was when I was a kid. I struggle with it a lot but at the same time, it’s so much fun. I seem to be stuck on a certain level though so every now and then, I head back onto the game and attempt the level again. Each time, I get a little further but it’s so frustrating that I can’t do it.

What have you been playing lately? Any games that you recommend that I check out?

Lifestyle

April Goals

Back when I used to write on my old blog, I would write this style of post all the time. I think it’s fun to set goals and sharing them with other’s is an extra boost to actually accomplish them.

April is a great month because it’s Simon’s birthday so we will be celebrating by spending the day in Liverpool, doing some shopping and eating ALL THE FOOD!

Get Back Into Using My BuJo

I love journalling. I haven’t actually touched my bullet journal for a while though as my depression has sort of taken over and I don’t have the motivation to do much. This is something that I want to change though. I want to push myself to get more creative again.

Sort Out All My Plushies

If you didn’t already know, Simon and I collect plushies. We have around 500 in total (possibly more) and it’s getting to the point that they are taking over. We have some on the sofa, some on the bed and some in storage. I want to get them under control and find then all a nice home.

Prewrite Some Blog Posts

At the moment, all my posts are being written and posted on the same day. I need to get back into the blogging game and actually have some post for when I’m not around or if I’m in a slump.

Spend Some Quality Time With Simon

As I mentioned, it’s Simon’s birthday in April. I want to make it special for him so we are getting a cake, heading shopping and he will probably buy another build-a-bear while we are in Liverpool. We are also going out for a meal together so that should be lovely!

What are your goals for the month of April?

Fashion · Lifestyle

Top Tips For Buying Second-Hand Clothes

There are plenty of reasons that someone would want to shop second hand. Maybe you are buying things for yourself or maybe you are buying to sell on and make a profit?! Either way, there’s a few things that you should consider buying spending your pretty pennies on those items.

If you’re looking to start shopping second-hand then check out your local charity shops, car boot sales, eBay and even Facebook marketplace. So, if you plan on hitting those places then here’s my top tips for you so you can grab yourself a hidden gem.

Perseverance

This is probably my number one tip. Sometimes, clothing items can be put back in the wrong place in charity shops which means that it’s worth checking every single rail in the shop if you’re looking for a complete bargain. You’ll find men’s in the women’s section and kid’s in the men’s section. It just happens in charity shops. That is why you really need to search through every item on every rail.

I often find that when a customer uses the changing room in a charity shop, they just dump everything on the nearest rail when they are done. This is where you’ll find those hidden gems. Of course, people don’t want to buy horrible, over-used items so if you look through things that someone else has already tried on, you’ll find some good stuff.

Check for imperfections

If you’re looking around a shop and find the perfect item, you’re not going to notice that little hole at the bottom. Charity shop staff and volunteers try to go through all the clothing and get rid of the not-so-good stuff but sometimes, they miss things. Snags, tears and holes in the fabric are big things to look out for as these may not be obvious straight away.

Other things to look out for are broken zippers, stains, missing buttons and alterations (which are sometimes good and sometimes not). If you’re looking to resell then you want your clothing item to be in pristine condition.

If you are buying clothing for yourself and you are handy with a needle and thread, take into consideration that you could repair an item yourself if there is an imperfection. Small tears in fabrics such as cotton, linen and denim can easily be repaired with a few quick stitches and means that you don’t have to leave that item you fall in love with on the rail.C

Keep going back into the shops

To get the absolute best of what your local charity shops have to offer then keep on heading back. New clothes will always be coming into the shop as they receive donations and stock rotate. Popping into the shops regularly will also mean that you’ll get to know people and they might even offer your further discount or let you see items that haven’t even reached the shop floor yet.

Have fun!

The most important thing about second-hand clothes shopping is that you have fun. It’s not meant to be tedious, it’s meant to be fun. You’re getting a bargain and also supporting a great cause. What’s not to love?!

Uncategorized

35 Things That Make Me Happy

While I was busy writing my last post, I realised that I actually really enjoy writing about myself. I know that sounds selfish but this is MY blog so I guess if I want to make it more about me then that’s okay.

So today, I thought that I would list 35 things that make me happy..

  1. Fresh bed sheets.
  2. Gravity Falls.
  3. Taking photos.
  4. Instagram.
  5. Chicken nuggets.
  6. Wearing hoodies.
  7. Visiting sea life.
  8. Disneyland Paris.
  9. Speedy Wifi.
  10. Traveling.
  11. Pizza.
  12. Airplanes.
  13. Cuddles.
  14. Jewellery.
  15. Dream catchers.
  16. Pinterest.
  17. Looking at vintage photos.
  18. Music.
  19. Gaming.
  20. Completing a workout.
  21. Book shopping.
  22. Laughing.
  23. Sleeping.
  24. Being appreciated.
  25. Baby animals.
  26. Visiting the zoo.
  27. Daydreaming.
  28. Twitter.
  29. Walking through a forest.
  30. having someone play with my hair.
  31. Owls.
  32. Plushies.
  33. The colour pink.
  34. Minecraft.
  35. Making lists.

I would love to know a few things that make you happy too!

Lifestyle

A-Z Of Me

I realised recently that since starting this new blog, I haven’t properly introduced myself yet. So, I thought, what better than an A-Z of me post!

Autumn. My favourite season.

Blogging. A hobby and hopefully my future career.

Coca-cola. I was once addicted to the stuff.

Disneyland Paris. I am a huge fan of Disney and have been to DLP twice now with my third trip booked already.

Eleanor. This is my name for those of you who didn’t know.

Friends. I don’t have any real life friends but I do have plenty of internet friends who are completely fabulous.

Geek. Just me.

Home. My favourite place.

Inpatient. I am rubbish at waiting for things. I love everything to happen straight away as I hate waiting.

Japan. My dream travel destination.

Kawaii. I love anything cute.

Llamas. Aren’t they adorable?!

Mental illness. A thing that I struggle with daily.

Naps. Something that I wish I had more time for.

Organisation. I love planner and storage boxes and anything that you can use to keep things organised.

Pastels. My favourite kind of colours.

Quiet. You probably wouldn’t know this but when you first meet me, I’m very quiet and shy.

Rain. I love watching the rain from inside my nice, warm home.

Simon. My favourite person!

Traveling. My favourite thing to do.

Underwater. I love being underwater. Swimming is one of my favourite things to do. I just love how quiet and relaxing it is.

Vlogger. I love documenting my life on YouTube.

Witchcraft. I find witchcraft so interesting.

X-Rays. I’ve had way too many of these in my life since I always seem to have something wrong with me.

Yellow. Pastel yellow is one of my favourite colours.

Zoo. I am a member of Chester Zoo and really enjoy going.