Sunday, 10 September 2017

6 Loves: Youtube Channels.

One of my favourite things to do on a rainy Sunday afternoon, besides eating a massive (meatless) roast dinner, is to get comfy and binge watching my favourite Youtube Channel.

As it's nice to throw a little positivity and appreciation into the internet world I thought I'd share some of my current favourite channels with you, hopefully, you'll discover a channel you love too, or we might already share some mutral loves here.

Lily Pebbles - I'd say Lily is my all time favourite Youtuber (I met her once, and she is also lovely). She is very down to earth and real in her videos, her personality is very likeable and she doesn't try to be perfect, which I like. Her videos are both casual and creative. She covers beauty, fashion, tech, and daily vlogging.

The Michalaks - If you want something beautiful to watch, the Michalak is the place to look. The family posts the most incredible weekly films of their life. The Michalak family consist of Stef (Dad), Hannah (Mum), Grayson (Son, 3year old), and they have recently just had the second child, a little boy. Watching their birthing video earlier today took my breath away. They are just very good people, creating content which is far beyond anything else I've seen on youtube.

Arden Rose - Arden posts a mixture of lifestyle, fashion and beauty videos. Her extroverted personality (and probably her experience in acting) shines through on camera as her videos offer plenty of her enduring personality. The quality of her videos are great, and they tend to include the sweetest little illustrations. She also has a great taste in fashion and I wish I were as cool and confident as she is.

MoreZoella - I couldn't not include Zoe's vlog channel. I get the same feeling watching Zoe's vlogs, as I do watching Gilmore Girls, they're just cosy and nice. They're usually pretty long, but they're always full of joy. Zoe is so likeable and normal despite all of her success, and her life is just a great one to watch.

JaynieShannonx - Jaynie my friend IRL makes a mixture of beauty videos and vlogs. She's so herself in her videos and they make the perfect casual watch. I find it so interesting to watch somebody from my world on Youtube. Plus, she's bloody great at doing her makeup so her beautiful videos are great, and she is having a baby so I feel her channel may feature a lot of cuteness in the future.

Lucy Moon - Lucychannelnel is another one where there is a good mixture of creative and casual videos. Lucy's 168 vlogs are always beautiful and I feel the branding of Lucy chanel is on point - I could see one of Lucy videos and know it's hers. She is a very normal seeming girl, who I think is also quite wise (seem like a questionable thing to say, but I imagine she gives the best advice). Her videos are always aesthetically pleasing and interesting. She also writes some music and occassionaly posts singing/cover videos and her voice is stunning.

What are you favourite Youtube Channels?

Sorry I've included a lot of these a pretty big names, simply because they tend to be easier to come across, and these are the ones I've been enjoying recently. If you know of any small YoutubersI should check out, please let me know.

It was a struggle to narrow it down to 6 channels, maybe I'll do a part two in the future!


Saturday, 9 September 2017

Urban Outfitters Home Wish List.

Personally one of my favourites places to shop for Homewares is Urban Outfitters, some of my favourite bit in my bedroom I picked up there, and everything I see in there seems to suit my interior style.

So when I recently found myself doing a bit of sad girl online shopping. You know, the kind where you add everything to your basket and then close the tab because you can't afford to spend £981 on accessories for your bedroom.So I decided to blog a little home wish list, so the day a spare £981 appears in my bank, I can refer back to this blog post - plus it might give you a little interior inspo.

Print: I love the simplicity to this print, and the combo of colours, I think it would be a great way to add a splash of colour to my space.

This Print - The blue sea in this print just makes me feel calm. Plus the blue and pink together would fit perfectly with my bedroom.

The Rug - I've been on the hunt for a new rug for my bedroom, something with a little more texture than the one I've got, and this would be perfect. I like the mixture of subtle colours and the high piled fabric. This rug would just add a whole new level of cosy to my room.

This Planter: I'm yet to have any hanging planter in my room, although I love a bit of greenery. I love the gold of this planter, the would be the perfect hanging planter.

This Letter Board: I mean, it's pink. I could put quotes on it. Why would I not want it?

This Mirror: A gold mirror, and jewellery stand with the phase of the moon on it... functional and right up my street.

This Moon light: I have an obsession with the moon, okay?

What do you think of these pieces? Which of all these lovely things shall I treat myself to?!

Monday, 4 September 2017

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall.

It took me just one evening and a lazy Sunday to read all 275 pages of Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall and fall in love with the characters.

The book is based around teenager Norah who has Agoraphobia which pretty much leaves her housebound. Norah illness leaves her afraid of the world, desperate to stay safe, and controlled by OCD.

I love the writing style of this book. Norah's mental health illnesses become almost relatable and understand by poetically written descriptions. It also makes it very clear that, although Norah is still suffering, she is still very much an ordinary teenage girl, as a reader, I never felt her character was defined by her mental health problems.

Of course, there is a boy (isn't there always?) New neighbour Luke moves in next door and becomes curious about Norah. From the fate of her shooing away a bird, at the timing of him sneaking a look at her, leaves him confusing it for a flirt wave, and makes attempts to get to know her. He soon pieces together that she doesn't go to school like she told him, and tries desperately to understand her illness. I found Lukes character to be very charmingly ordinary. Together the characters seemed to fit.

The characters in this story, grow both individually and together as they try to understand each other, despite leading quite different lives. 

There is also a slight twist towards the end, which means Norah is pushed outside of her tiny comfort zone which she has created for herself. 

Some Quotes I liked...

See, anxiety doesn’t just stop. You can have nice moments, minutes where it shrinks, but it doesn’t leave. It lurks in the background like a shadow, like that important assignment you have to do but keep putting off or the dull ache that follows a three-day migraine. The best you can hope for is to contain it, make it as small as possible so it stops being intrusive. Am I coping? Yes, but it’s taking a monumental amount of effort to keep the dynamite inside my stomach from exploding."

Perfection is a feeling; you’ll know it if you’ve ever questioned the competency of your penmanship before writing on the first page of a new notebook.” 

“I just want to have proof that I can think straight, that I am more than the girl who believes that odd numbers will cause a catastrophe.”

Star Rating:
★★★★ out of ★★★★★

If you have given this a read, I'd love to hear your thoughts, I personally really enjoyed this book!

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