So I’d been in need of some new make-up brushes for a very long time and had my eye on these for a while. After seeing many lovely photos of the Real Techniques Essentials Kit on Instagram and hearing how much everybody loved them I finally gave in and bought this brush set. You can purchase the Real Techniques Essentials Kit in Boots, Superdrug or online however, I would say these make-up brushes are considerably cheaper online.
Just a quick little silly video I made of the 51 Things In My Room tag. I’d been watching these “things in my room” videos for years and had wanted to make one for a very long time. Now I finally have a nice room I felt like I could. I will probably do more of these 51 Things In My Room videos in the future as I have a lot of weird and wonderful things that I actually had to leave back home with my parents due to my room in this flat being tiny!
Hope you enjoy. As always remember to like and subscibe! :3
So, I have a “SortOf” life update, which is well overdue as this happened over a year ago now but I have never really had the confidence to share this with people in detail before. I illustrated a children’s book titled ‘SortOf The Snail’ voluntarily to assist in helping children and young people coping with depression. The books are written by Pamela Woodford who is a therapist and has a lot of experience dealing with children with depression. The book encourages children to write down their thoughts about themselves on particular topics at the end of the book.
This book happened at a rather dark time of my life. I touch the surface very lightly about my university experience, but I just found university really affected me. I only touch the surface in the video and glamorise it a bit, mainly because I still can’t deal with a lot of the things which happened, so I can’t talk about them without breaking into tears, which would feel a bit silly on YouTube ha! My logic is as life continues improving, what happened at university (not just from the education point of view but also living situations, bullying and a chronic illness) will soon be forgotten as memories become blurry, and I’ll be able to not associate those things with the timing of the release of the book.
As I’ve been working a wonderful job for almost a year now, I have found surprisingly I get a lot of emotional support at work, which I am forever grateful for. It has actually helped restore a lot of my confidence, and I finally feel much better in myself which gave me the confidence to be ready to share this book with you all and talk about it. In the video I take you through what the book is, how I got the opportunity to illustrate the book, the illustrations in the book and how the book helped me and also a little girl.
It has been far too long since I made a Primark Haul, so I made this my first priority after regaining internet access. My Primark Haul for July 2014 is slightly smaller than previous Primark Hauls due to me having rent and bills to pay now but the plus side is, where I have a much better set up, I have already filmed a fair few videos which I will be uploading after this one.
Hope you enjoy my Primark Haul for July 2014, let me know which item is your favourite! I have also listed photos of the items from my Primark Haul below the video, this includes the two baskets I mentioned in the haul which I wasn’t able to show at the time.
So I’m writing another first blog post, which feels silly having made this new blog just a few months ago. I moved very recently and my internet provider, well, let’s just leave it at they’re not keeping to their end of the contract so I have been without internet for nearly a month now. Not too much of a problem if you ignore that I am paying for this but, it timed rather pleasantly for my web hosting also needing renewal. Sadly it ran out whilst I was without internet and due to being very busy at work I didn’t have time to find a pub with internet and renew it all. My website then disappeared altogether and I had to pay $150 to get all my content back, which I thought perhaps was a tad bit too expensive, so I am starting all over again, again.
I am in a pub writing this post at the moment and hope to have the internet fixed by the end of this week. I have a Primark haul ready and have so much music I want to write about and share with you all.
As for my life update, I have just moved to my new flat, which I mentioned I was about to do in a blog post right before my web hosting ran out. I explained it was a big deal for me as I really have felt my life has been turning around a lot for the better since getting my wonderful job back in November 2013 where I work with a great group of people who educate me, inspire me and are great fun to be around. Now moving out into a gorgeous flat with a wonderful view has been another great step in the right direction. A lot of this has helped me deal with other difficult recent times, as I recently lost two of my wonderful hamsters, Moomin and Tumbles who were two of my best friends.
I will update you all soon when I get the internet back!