How To Spend Time Without Your Phone

Is your phone the first thing you reach for in the morning and the last thing you touch before bed? Do you frequently pick it up ‘just to check’, only to look up forty-five minutes later wondering where the time has gone?

If you do, then you’re like the 99% (this is not a fact, don’t quote me) of people who are also addicted to their phones. They are our life these days. They are full of all our details, plans and banking so we would be pretty messed up without them.

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Apps I Can’t Get Enough Of

Everyday, I think about how great phones are and everything that we are able to do because of them. There are days that I am sick of my phone and want to dump it in the bin but that’s a whole different story. For the most part, I love my phone and I’m very attached to it.

My phone is a huge part of my life and what I do. As you know, my dream is to be a full time blogger or to work with social media. Which means that I spend a lot of time on my phone. I just can’t be without it.

WordPress

As you probably know, I blog through WordPress. That means that WordPress is the most important app that I can have. It’s useful for just checking on my stats throughout the day or writing some notes or a quick draft for a blog post.

Unfold

I use Instagram Stories a lot more than uploading to my Instagram feed. I find posting to my feed is just too much commitment. Maybe that’s why I enjoy using stories more. But don’t get me wrong, I still want my stories to look good which is why I use Unfold. It’s easy to use and helps to create pretty stories.

Wunderlist

If you love lists as much as I do then you’ll love this app. You can create lists for all kind of things. You can even set reminders so that you never forget anything.

VSCO

This is my favourite app for editing photos. You can add filters, make your photos brighter or adjust the colour of photos. I find that it’s such an easy app to use and I’m definitely addicted to it. I use it to edit every single photo I take.

What apps are your favourites?

A Month With My 6th Gen iPad

It’s been a whole month since I bought my latest piece of technology and I’m still obsessed.

It’s all down to a Sky TV advert really. They were advertising the new iPad super cheap on TV so Simon and I knew that we had to get one each.

I bought the Gold 6th Gen iPad (9.7″) and I love it. It’s cheap and cheerful and great for blogging.

When I first got the iPad, air was shocked at how heavy it was. I think that was because I was used to using a MacBook Air though. Over time, I got used to the iPad being heavier and I don’t even notice it anymore.

The gold colour on the back of the iPad is absolutely stunning. It’s shiny and pretty and I just love it. It makes me feel classy for using it.

My absolute favourite thing about this iPad is that it is compatible with the Apple Pencil. I’m going to do so much drawing hen I eventually get the money to start drawing and get a pencil.

There are two things that I’m not a huge fan of though. The first one is the camera and then second is the keyboard.

The camera quality is pretty poor but I suppose that you don’t really buy an iPad for taking photos and doing photography.

The keyboard has to be Bluetooth as it doesn’t connect to a normal Apple Keyboard. I suppose on the plus side of this, the keyboard will be a lot cheaper and I could probably pick up a good one on eBay.

My favourite thing to do on this iPad is play games. Why are games so much more fun on a big screen?!

Have you ever tried the iPad 6th gen? If you have, let me know what you think of it.

Top 5 Animation Shows

I love animations. I don’t watch much tv but when I do it’s probably an animation show.

I wanted to talk a little bit about my top cartoons/animations. I thought it would be fun for you to find some to watch too through my recommendations.

Gravity Falls

This is definitely my absolutely favourite animation show. It follows the story of Mable and Dipper who go to stay with their Uncle Stan for the summer. They get up to all kinds of crazy things and they discover that Gravity Falls is not normal at all.

Mable is the cutest character ever and I would love to cosplay her one day. She has an adorable fashion sense and is super kind and funny. Uncle Stan is grumpy which brings a lot of humour to the show. Dipper is funny too but in a completely different way to Uncle Stan.

Hilda

I only started this show a few months ago but I’ve already watched it all… twice. Hilda, a fearless blue-haired girl, travels from a wilderness full of elves and giants to a bustling city packed with new friends and mysterious creatures. We follow her adventures and it’s just so fun.

Steven Universe

‘Weeeeee… are the crystal gems….’ But anyway, I adore this show. The animations are adorable and everyone can relate to a different character in some kind of way. I’m definitely a combo of Steven and Amethyst but maybe with a bit more Amethyst.

The Crystal Gems are a group of magical bearings who’s job is to save the universe. They have a half magical being called Steven who is like the little brother of the group.

Aggretsuko

I finished season one of this show just the other day and I loved it. With each episode only being 15 minutes long, it made the show easier to digest which was good for my short attention span.

Aggretsuko follows Retsuko ass she deals with her accounting day job and her horrible boss by singing heavy metal karaoke.

She-Ra

Now, I wasn’t sure if I should include this show in my list as I only just started it but it was so much fun during the first few episodes so I wanted to include it.

She-Ra, Princess of Power, leads a rebellion to free her land of Etheria from the monstorus invaders the Horde. My favourite character is Glimmer and she is fun and adorable.

What’s your favourite animation show?

Aggretsuko Season One Review (Spoilers)

I literally had no idea that I would love a cutesy/death-metal show as much as I did. But anyway, let’s review the show.

Each episode of the show is only 15-minutes long which is great because it can keep my attention all the way though and it is easy to binge watch.

Retsuko is a red panda who started her accounting job with high hopes and positivity. Now that she has worked there for a while, the spark has gone and she isn’t feeling so great about her job. After a hard day of work, Retsuko going to sing death metal karaoke. However, no one knows about this, not even her friends from work.

While she sings karaoke death metal, she sings all about how much she hates her boss. Mr. Ton is at pig who serves as the series’ primary antagonist, and while he makes for an appropriately awful representation of the worst kind of boss it makes the show that little bit funnier.

As the show goes on, Retsuko finds hope as she sees chances of leaving her job, love and friendship.

I watched the show in English but I wish I watched it in Japanese with English subtitles as someone else has said that it’s the better way to do it.

For literally all of the show, I was glued to the screen. I loved the friendship that developed between Washimi and Gori. They are two of the office’s most awesome ladies and even though they didn’t seem approachable at first, the three of them made a great friendship group.

Another thing that I loved was that even though Retsuko’s life seemed to be a little rubbish, she still had positive things happen to her. She started yoga, made new friends and even found romance.

The season ended with the possibility of romance between Retsuko and Haida, Retsuko’s hyena coworker. They seems like a super cute couple which warms my heart.

Aggretsuko is an excellent series that anyone who loves good comedy and great characters can enjoy, even if they’re not necessarily an anime fan.

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.

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?

Top Five Cutest Kanto Pokemon

I only got into Pokemon when I was 18 years old. But now, I’m obsessed!

I especially love all the cute Pokemon so I thought that I would list a few of my faves!

Cubone. With a story as cute as Cubone’s, you can’t help but fall in love with it. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and it’s my all time favourite Pokemon.

Ponyta. I love Ponyta because it’s a pony and it’s a fire type. It is an adorable little pony.

Oddish. Being a grass and poison type Pokemon, you wouldn’t think that Oddish would be all that cute but it’s actually one of my all time faves.

Clefairy. It’s pink and it’s cute. That’s enough said.

Eevee. I love Eevee because it turns into Vaporeon which is one of my favourites but while it’s Eevee, it’s still super adorable.

Which are you favourite, cute Pokemon?

January ’19 Kawaii And Geeky Wishlist

I know, I know. We are nearing the end of the month but I couldn’t help myself from making a wishlist. I found so much cute and geeky stuff that I just really want this month so I thought I would share a wishlist post with you all.

I might end up making this into a monthly thing so if you like this style of post then do let me know…

Without further ado, onto the wishlist…

1… Backpack. As soon as I found this backpack, I knew I needed it or at least one similar. It comes in a range of colours but of course, I want it in pink.

2… Gaming Bean Bag. Who doesn’t need a gaming bean bag in their life? I recently got back into gaming so I thought that a gaming bean bag would be perfect. I can sit in the middle of the living room and game until I’m content.

3… Polaroid film. I love taking photos so this film is kawaii yet practical!

4… Shiba pillow plush. I usually sleep on a little pillow that is Sven’s (from Frozen) face but I feel like I could do with another pillow but I’m not satisfied with just an ordinary pillow. I need a super cute one.

5… Pokémon Indigo League: Season 1. Sure, it’s on Netflix which we already pay for but I just really want to own it too!

6… Tokidoki Unicorno Figure-Series 7. I have two unicornos so far and I want soooo many more. They are just so cute and the detailing on them in amazing. Plus, unicorns.

7… Gameboy Digital Watch. I don’t even wear watches but this thing is just adorable. I never actually owned my own Gameboy so I dream of having one..

8… Pink gaming headset. I want to start filming gameplay on my YouTube channel and maybe eventually start streaming on Twitch so a headset would be fun. Especially this cute pink one.

What made it onto your wishlist this month?

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My Nintendo Switch Game Collection

I bought my Nintendo Switch around three months ago. I know, I was pretty late in getting one but I have one now so it’s all good, right?!

Since getting my Nintendo Switch, I have accumulated quite a few games. I play a range of different games from Minecraft to Zelda.

So, I thought it would be fun to share all my Nintendo Switch games with you. I don’t have the biggest collection but these are the games that I do have…

Minecraft

Minecraft is one of my all time favourite games. Simon bought it for me on the Nintendo Switch for Christmas and I’m so happy with it. I keep getting confused on the controls though because I’m used to playing it on the xBox One or PC.

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee

We preordered this game so we were able to pick it up on release day. Simon completed it in about two days so I didn’t get the chance to play it straight away. I do love what I have played so far though although I’m barely into it.

Lego The Incredibles

I haven’t played this game at all yet. It was one of Simon’s choices when we first bought the Switch. He wanted it super badly but has actually hardly played it since we bought it..

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I haven’t played this game either yet. I played this game so much on the Wii U that I got completely sick of it. We even bought the wheels that go with the game so that we could play together but we haven’t played yet.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Confession time; I love Zelda but I completely suck at it. I don’t even know how it’s possible to be bad at Zelda but I really am. I am hardly into the game because everytime I try to play it, I rage quit.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers

This is one of my favourite games. I just find it super cute. I always choose to race as a Ninja Turtle because they are my fave.

Super Mario Odyssey

his game is super fun but once again, I haven’t completed it yet. I played it so much when I first bought it but then I decided that I wanted to game less as I was spending a lot of time on it and then I stopped playing all together.

Splatoon 2

Ok, I just don’t understand Splatoon. What is the point of it? What am I meant to be doing? I’m so stupid!

Cars 3: Driver To Win

Cars will always have a special place in my heart so when I found out that they had a Nintendo Switch game, I just had to buy it. It’s a super fun and simple game and I need to play it more often.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

I have a love hate relationship with Crash Bandicoot. I absolutely love it but it’s just so difficult that I rage quit often and scream at the console. If you haven’t played the remastered Crash Bandicoot then I recommend that you do though!

1-2 Switch

Simon and I decided that we should probably get this game as it’s the basic Switch game. I’m actually surprised that this game doesn’t come with the Switch for free. It’s a fun game though. Even if I do get way too competitive.

What games do you play on the Nintendo Switch? Are there any games that I need to add to my collection?