Here are some pictures from that butterfly park that we went to. It was called Mariposa de Benalmádena and it was amazing! Butterflies all over the place and giant moths sitting in trees! Colorful birds and a baby wallaby! And a gorgeous turtle :) no videos were taken but a ton of pictures!
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We are in Marbella and have been here for a week. It is absolutely beautiful here and I don't want to leave!
We're staying for another week and I could not be happier about that! We are on our way to a butterfly park right now so expect a post later about that!
I know it sounds cliché, but my recent trip to LA has changed me as a person. I've grown immensely as an individual the past weeks and I am loving it. I am seeing a lot of things from a different perspective and I feel like changes need to be made and done.
I'm sitting on my bed right now, looking at the mess that is my room and I feel no inspiration or joy at all. I realise that this is something I've felt for a long time - but have not been able to understand why/what is was. I need a mayor change in my settings or I'm going to become deeply depressed!
Also, I've picked up my driving! And I am kinda enjoying it :D I drove in traffic with my mum the other day and even if it was scary I felt really accomplished afterwards and most importantly - I could do it!
I've changed my hair and feel really good about it - if you follow me on instagram you've seen the images before but I'm going to attach it to this post anyway.
It's an angled bob - inspired my Ingrid Nilsen (missglamorazzi)
And I went for an icier hue of blonde this time. There is a nuance in my hair to keep it from looking brassy which is why it looks silver/gray. It's different and I'm slowly getting into the swing of styling it and finding ways to get it looking chic :D
On a sadder, more depressing note - my external hard drive is failing on me. If you follow my facebook page you will know this story but it is so surreal and sad that I just can't believe it!
I came home from LA and transferred all my files onto my harddrive and did a wipe of my files on my MacBook. basically everything from the past 4 years was on my SeaGate Harddrive. This hard drive has served me well over the years and I have not had any problems with it. Until now. I left my computer on my floor while it was exporting a vlog from iMovie and went about my afternoon. When I returned to the computer it said that I had wrongly ejected the harddrive that was still attached to the computer and I unplugged it and plugged it back in again. And it made a strange clicking noise and then nothing happened. Basically I thought it had crashed and I handed it in to some super nice and techy people where I live, hoping they could salvage something! About 4 hours later they called and it was ready for pick-up! I was overjoyed to plug it back into my MacBook and find all of my files intact!
Yesterday as I'm editing on iMovie, and getting ready to upload yet another LA vlog the notice about wrongly ejecting the harddrive comes up again - while that harddrive is attached and I did not touch it. Upon the unplug and plug in the icon appears and after I clicked to open the finder window it took 4 minutes for that to happen and the hard drive appears to be completely empty!!! Upon investigation I can see that there are still 200GB worth of files on my harddrive, but I can't see them. It sounds like the harddrive is slowly giving up on life and I'm so scared that all my files are going to be lost forever! I am going to buy a new external harddrive and give them both to the techy people and see if there is any way they can transfer the files that apparently still are on the old harddrive, but invisible, onto the new one so that I can see them!!
This turned into a really long post now - and it wasn't supposed to be. Oh well!
Today I've done something that I truly never thought I'd ever do. I've signed up with Weight Watchers. I've become and online member and have been given a set of SmartPoints to use over the day. I was so sure that this would be difficult - that I would never make it through one day. After all, it's Saturday and I can not eat any snacks because then I won't be able to stop!
So tonight when, at first, only chips were put on the table I was overjoyed - I CAN'T EAT THAT! My IBS makes me "allergic" to potatoes and never have I been so happy about my dad constantly forgetting about that detail. I was drinking Cola Zero (0SP), minding my own business until a very small bag of pick n mix was brought into the living room by my mum. I panicked slightly and looked at my remaining SP's for the day. 1 point left. Yes - I had my entire weekly bonus left but that is supposed to be spread out during the entire week not over a day! I read about one girl who managed to pick out a very small amount of sweets and stick to that for an evening, So I decided to try. I picked out about 10 pieces of sweets and ate only that all evening!
And now it's 2 am and I'm about to go to bed! So PROUD about being able to stop. Proud of containing my sugar craving and not just emptying the whole bag of sweets! Tomorrow I start fresh with a new set of SmartPoints and ActivityPoints that need to be collected! Good Night! :D
Today's post is all about VidCon! I am in the midst of making plans for VidCon 2016 with my newfound friends via Patreon! I have a community pass which is going to get me into signings and allow me to meet my idols! I really want a creator pass, because I am a creator and want to see some of the panels offered for creators. However, they are super expensive now that the Early Bird tickets are all gone! So I took a chance to become involved in the entire VidCon process by auditioning for the Less Than Famous Panel!!! My audition video will be posted below and I would love it if you could check it out!
I'm going to list the reasons why I am super excited about VidCon now, because this in my blog and you can't stop me!
1. I've never been to America. This will be my first time EVER visiting America. and that is exciting af!
2. I've never flown ALONE before. This is both exciting and terrifying! Because of my mental stability and IBS flying in its own freaks me out. SO being on an airplane for 11 hours, on my own, is both exciting and terrifying!
3. I will get to meet so many people that I have admired and idolised for MANY years. I don't need to explain this one - it speaks for itself!
4. I will meet new friends. Going to a convention like this I am bound to end up with so many new friends from all around the world that I will just be emotionally overwhelmed the entire time! Also, I get to see my Patreon friends face to face which will be absolutely perfect!
5. I GET TO GO TO DISNEYLAND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!!!!!
I am super excited about this and I just want it to happen like now! But don't fret - It's happening in like 90 days! 90 DAYS!!
Can you hear all the fangirls scream?! Now I just need a plan to save up more money for this trip!
just letting you know that I uploaded a new video today! Pretty excited about it and would love it if you checked it out! I will also be posting about my VidCon audition tomorrow - so stay tuned for that!
I'm very happy with how it came out!
Spent the day at work and the evening at gymnastics.
Went on a quick IKEA run and as I'm assembling things I realize I grabbed the wrong thing and will have to go back tomorrow!
Currently sitting with a nose strip and spot treatment as my skin has decided that hormonal teen is the way to go at the moment. Lovely.
I know, super sexy right. Going to rinse the face and jump into bed shortly.
Will show you my ikea purchases tomorrow!
It's Sunday evening and about two hours ago major Monday anxiety kicked in. You know that moment when Sunday stops being the weekend and is just hours leading up to Monday and work? Yeah, that. Usually it's not so bad, but now I've also been on a 10 day holiday which means I've been completely turned off.
My sister was here earlier and she fixed my brows and we coloured my hair. Since I'm not wearing any make-up I didn't take any pix to share with you, but there will be one in tomorrow's post. I'm going to try and do this blogging business regularly for the rest of this coming month. If I can do it, somewhat successfully, I will try to do it for the rest of the year. I'm so bad at doing it for more than a week, but I really want to so I'm gonna give it a go!
Just a little update before I go snuggle in my bed with a new episode of Shadowhunters or Fuller House - haven't decided yet! :D
I need to find a way of decluttering my life that doesn't feel to overpowering. Just thinking about throwing things out freaks me out. I need a good way to stop hoarding and collecting stuff. And I need to start getting rid of things before it all just falls over me!
Gosh! Where do I even start?! Brain is exploding!!
In bed and should be sleeping. Got hit with a migraine headache while planning tomorrow's lessons. Which resulted in everything taking twice as long.
I've now taken a migraine pill and hoping that sleep will find me fairly easy.
Talk to you in the morning <3