Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Most influential bloggers/YouTubers: Gabriella Lindley (Velvetghost)

Hi my lovelies,

This is a new series that will be featured within my blog that will be running continuously throughout my blogging career. It's something that I have always wanted to feature within my own blog which is the bloggers and YouTubers which are most influential and inspiring to me. 

The first person I would like to feature is Gabby, also known as Velvetghost...

I have been watching her YouTube videos for so many years now and I just can't get enough of her. She is so easy to relate to her and she interacts with you as if she knows all of her viewers on a personal level. 

Some YouTubers you can tell that the popularity goes straight to their head and they become almost fake for internet, but Gabby is just so real. She is so natural. And she is so beautiful. She has been through so much throughout her life and I find it so inspiring that she can talk so openly about the issues that she has faced and how she is/has overcome them. 

When I watch her vlogs, which personally are my favourite type of video of hers, she really does bring a smile to my face and she can make a bad day become a good one with just a simple smile.

She has encouraged me to accept myself for who I am and she's taught me that there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are allowed to have bad days, you are allowed times where you just need to be on your own. 

Thank you Gabby, for being you and for being such a positive person even when you are feeling low. Just remember that when you are having a bad day and when you are feeling alone, you're viewers including me, are here to support you and love you.

Gabby's social media links:
YouTube (Vlog channel)


Lots of love,
Alice x
*Dislcaimer: Photos are not my own.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Introducing Winston

Hi my lovelies,

I thought it was about time that you met my beloved English Bulldog, Winston...

I only got Winston at the end of last year through a rescue and he is just amazing. He's 3 years old and is the most stupidest, clumsy, crazy dog I've ever known. He runs into things and people, he slips on the laminate flooring, he humps his football! Oh and he loves cuddles with his mummy. 

From what I know of the breed, he is quite petite, but he makes up for that in many ways! He is 100% a mummy's boy and likes to think that he's a lap dog, even though he weighs a ton when he sits on you. He talks to you as well, whenever he wants to go in the garden etc,  he will stand by the back door and bark once and then turn and look at you. I suppose that's a good thing. 

Unfortunately Winston is epileptic, which means that he will be on medication for the rest of his life. This we did not know about when we first rehomed him but it has not faltered our love for him. We knew that he had a head tremor which is very common in the bulldog breed and we knew not to make a huge fuss of it so as not to stress him out. But one day he started to have a fit. We took him to the vets immediately and he stayed there for the day so they could monitor him. He had five fits that day, which as you can imagine, was very stressful for him. The vets decided to sedate him in the hopes that he could possibly sleep it off and then they prescribed him with medication that he has to take twice a day for the rest of his life. 

He is one of the most loving dogs that just want to be loved and nurtured. He is so rewarding and such an amazing dog to be around... My boy.


Lots of love,
Alice x

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

50 Facts About Me Tag

Hi my lovelies,

As you know this tag has been going round for so many years now so I thought I would take part as part of my About Me series so you can all get to know me. So here goes...

1. What are you wearing?
I am currently wearing black high waisted jeans (Primark), white shirt (Primark), fur gillet (Primark) and knee high boots (Public Desire).

2. Ever been in love?
Yes, I am in love now.

3. Ever had a terrible breakup?
I have never really had breakups that are that bad. The breakups that I have had, were the right thing to do.

4. How tall are you?
I am 5ft 9".

5. How much do you weigh?
I haven't weighed myself in months, but when I did I was just short of 8 and a half stone.

6. Any tattoos?
I don't have any tattoos at the moment but I am getting my first one in the next few months!!

7. Any piercings?
I only have my ears pierced at the moment :( but I do plan on getting more! I used to have my nose pierced but that fell out whilst I was asleep and I have just never got round to having it redone.

8. OTP?
My favourite OTP has to be... Bobby and Elliot from Towie - too damn cute!

9. Favourite show?
I don't have one TV show that trumps all but my top three are PLL (Pretty Little Liars), Towie and Gossip Girl.

10. Favourite bands?
At the moment I am favouring Fifth Harmony, but this tends to change all the time aha!

11. Something you miss?
I miss my Nan and Grandad so much... nothing is ever the same without them.

12. Favourite songs?
As my favourite band is Fifth Harmony, my favourite song has to be Work From Home, but I also love DNCE - Cake By The Ocean.

13. How old are you?
I am 19.

14. Zodiac sign?

15. Quality you look for in a partner?
Someone that can make me laugh when I am at my lowest, someone I can be my true self with,

16. Favourite quote?
If you can dream it, you can do it - Walt Disney.

17. Favourite actor?
Tom Hardy all the way!!

18. Favourite colour?
Toss up between pink and orange.

19. Loud music or soft?
I love to have my music on full blast!

20. Where do you go when you're sad?
I go to a bench by a river which was the view from my Grandma's window in hospital when she passed away.

21. How long does it take you to shower?
Depends if I plan to fake tan or not - if I am then half an hour, if not 15-20 minutes.

22. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
If I got up for work on time it would 1 and a half hour but when I'm in a rush about half an hour!

23. Ever been in a physical fight?

24. Turn on?

25. Turn off?
Cockiness and arrogance.

26. The reason you started a blog?
To share my experience and passion with others and to become part of a new community (check out my previous blog post).

27. Fears?
Birds! (A very long story).

28. What was the last thing to make you cry?
Watched Grace Victory's new video Naked - you really should go and check it out if you haven't already!

29. Last time you said you loved someone?
This morning when I said goodbye to my boyfriend.

30. Meaning of your blog name?
As one of my dreams is to become a makeup artist and I will be posting looks on my blog and you may end up seeing my face a lot I thought it was relevant, and also as on here, you can see the true me.

31. Last book that you read?
An Abundance of Katherines - John Green.

32. What book are you currently reading?
I'm not currently reading anything so if you have any recommendations please leave them in the comments!

33. Last show you watched?
Orphan Black.

34. Last person you spoke to?
My colleagues.

35. The relationship between you and the last person you text?
My mum.

36. Favourite food?
This changes all the time, but at the moment it has to be pizza.

37. Place you want to visit?
Olu Deniz, Turkey (Blue Lagoon).

38. Last place you were?
The last place I travelled to was Rome, Italy last year.

39. Do you have a crush?
I only have a celebrity crush and that is Tom Hardy.

40. Last time you kissed someone?
This morning when I said goodbye to my boyfriend.

41. Last time you were insulted?
I honestly can't remember.

42. Favourite flavour sweet?
Blackcurrant and liquorice.

43. What instruments do you play?
I don't play any instruments.

44. Favourite piece of jewellery?
My Nan's ring.

45. Last sport you played?
I think the last sport I played was in school and that was three years ago!

46. Last song you sang?
7 years - Lukas Graham.

47. Favourite chat up line?
I have never chatted anyone up so I don't know!!!

48. Have you ever used it?
Refer to last question.

49. Last time you hung out with anyone?
Last night with my boyfriend.

50. Who should answer these questions next?
I think you should all answers these in the comments so we can get to know each other!

Lots of love,
Alice x

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Why I started blogging...

Hi my lovelies and welcome to my first blog!

I have literally wrote this blog so many times already, it's crazy. I'm so nervous and excited at the same time. I have been wanting to start my own blog for months now but I have just never had the confidence or the time really. I'm now at a stage in my life where I feel that I am ready to share my passion with people around me and with people that share the same passions. 

I have been interested in beauty for many, many years and I have been watching YouTube videos for as long as I can remember. I think the first person I ever subscribed to was Sammie Maria and I still watch her videos today! I have been wanting to become a nail technician/makeup artist for quite a while now but I just don't have the funds to do so which was what inspired me to start blogging. 

I'm really looking forward to sharing some of my experiences along the way of changing my career path and developing my skills in makeup artistry and sharing some of the tips and tricks that I learn along the way. 

Another two topics that I will blog about is lifestyle and travel. I have been through so many ups and downs in my 19 years and have experienced some nightmarish ordeals and I would love to be help to talk to others and help those that are going through the same things as what I did. Sharing tips on how to feel self confident (which I do not fully yet) and how to believe in yourself when things get really tough is something that I would like to share with you all. 

I've always wanted to travel the world with those that I care about most and I have only travelled a bit, but now that I have my own income, I intend to fulfil my dream step by step and again, I would love to share my experiences with you.

So yeah... You have reached the end of my first blog! I look forward to interacting with you and building new friendships.

Lots of love,