The Memory Box


After talking to Hollie (www.ItsHollieAnn.com) yesterday, I briefly mentioned my memory box to her, since then all I've thought about is writing a post about my little box of wonder, I'm really unsure about how interesting this will be to read about but I love the little stories behind everything I keep.

Like most of us, my memory box is far from perfect, its a cluttered little thing on the side of my chest of drawers, as pictured above. The lid is struggling to close, so I really need to start thinking about getting another, but I don't know how I feel about replacing Susan, just yet.


So this is a strange one to start with.. This is a pile of confetti from a couple different events I've been too, I think they are from Summer in the City, and Louise Live. I think this shows how much of a hoarder I really am. I'm glad we got that out the way.


Train tickets! some people would print out photos to remember their trips.. Not me apparently, I like to collect the Tickets. One of these trips was when I went to visit my best friends up in Scotland.


I'm sure this one is a little less weird, to keep Cards, I have a stack of a few of my favourite Christmas and Birthday cards from the last few years. I have a sort of competition between all of the cards I've received each year, I only allow myself to keep 3-4 cards so that I don't go overboard. 


This is slightly more weird than the cards - again, but I like to keep envelopes too.. Let me explain! My friend Emily, ALWAYS decorates the envelopes, I always feel like they are too special for the bin, I love looking back at how different she decorates them for my Birthdays and Christmas, and its always a giggle when she hands me my card and its got new doodles all over them. 


I think postcards are so cute! This is one I kept from my parents from when they visited the Vatican City. Receiving one in the post just seems so special to me, I love them!


I am definitely too attached to these to ever bin them, these are lanyards that I've received at gigs that I've been too, the one on the left was from being in the OMFG package at the Busted concert, and the two others are from having Meet and Greet at Emma Blackery Gigs. 


This is a silly one really, but its just a little reminder of a really nice day out I had with some friends, We went to play Crazy Golf, and this was the score sheet, I didn't win though. 


I think this might be another 'Jac the Hoarder' things, and I think its pretty obvious what it is ahaha. I got this on my 18th, I was actually surprisingly desperate for a 'big 18 badge' and I got it! WooHoo!


This is my little polaroid collection, I printed some of these off with my HP Sprocket! I recommend buying one of those so much! I hate how digital photos are now, I think its so much more special to have the actual photos. 


Like the lanyards - a couple of photos upwards, are from concerts or events Ive attended, from concerts to book signings, I just can't say bye to them. 


From my concert tickets, you have a small insight to my music taste, VERY varied! I don't really have a favourite type of music, but I love going to gigs, so any chance I get to go to one I try my best to get there! 


Whenever I go to Liverpool with friends, I always go to the TopShop Photo Booth, the wind machine makes for a lot of laughs! I hope to eventually have such a big collection of these with so many people.. 


Last but not least, these are a few things from my sisters wedding, I love keeping these safe, It was such an amazing day and I'm still so happy to have been a part of it!

I hope you enjoyed having a little nose into my memory box! Catch you around soon!






























Guilty Pleasures Tag


Some might say a 'Tag' post is a nice easy-reading post, others might say it comes from a lack of creativity, I'll leave that one to you. I really do like reading tags from other bloggers, so I thought that I would make my own.

What is your guilty pleasure...

TV Show
This is easy for me, Its definitely got to be either Big Brother, or I'm a Celebrity. Both of these reality shows are my some of my favourite things to watch, I often find myself searching on youtube for the 'best bits' when I'm starting to get inpatient waiting for the actual series.

Book
As much as I would love to say that I love books, and that I'm a huge book-worm, I actually don't read as much as I should, I find it so difficult to get drawn into a book, I find myself reading the first twenty pages and getting bored. As I read such a small amount of books, I wouldn't really say I have a guilty pleasure book, however, I do love trashy magazines in waiting rooms!

Song
Anyone that loves me knows my one true love is Taylor Swift, the fact I have a life size cutout of her in my room says a lot, I'm sure. I would say a lot of her old country songs are a guilty pleasure, or maybe some old pop music like S Club 7.

Band
One Direction, need I say more?

Purchases
Anything from Lush, Such a guilty pleasure! I could spend so much in that shop, anything that looks like it could clear my skin is pretty much already sold, so I tend to just throw my money at lush.

Activity
Nothing says guilty pleasure like getting into your pyjamas with your best friend and ordering a dominos. This is the ultimate pick-me-up, and something that I definitely wouldn't be showcasing on Instagram - not an 'instagram-worthy' sight haha!

Habit
The. Sims. 4. Honestly such a guilty pleasure and an addiction, you would swear I was a 12 year old pre-teen but I cannot get enough of the game, Its honestly a habit, a daily habit.

Movie
Grease! One of my favourites, and not one I'm proud of. I absolutely love it. This is one of the films that can make me happy straight away!

Game you play on your phone
I go through phases of having loads of games or none at all, Luckily now is one of the phases when I'm absolutely obsessed! I'm currently addicted to a game called 'Scale' It's quite difficult to explain how to play - but it's one of those games where you don't need all your attention on it, an easy but addicting game! check it out!

Website 
Youtube!! Sometimes I'll be watching vlogs of my favourite creators or other times I'll get stuck in a hole of videos like 'How does a giraffe give birth'.

L'oréal Paris ColoRista Washout Review


I've wanted to dye my hair a 'crazy' or 'out-there' colour for quite some time, I've always liked the idea of it, however not been quite so fond of the unwanted attention that comes with being 'different'. Recently I have just gotten to a mindset of 'who cares' if I like the way I look why should it bother me what people think?

Having a look around Boots with my friend, I noticed all the colourful hair dyes and began wishing that I had some of the colours, I started to read some of the boxes and saw that the L'oréal Paris ColoRista Washout only lasted 5-10 washes, which is perfect for me. I could easily wash it out if I immediately regretted my decision. On the back of the box it shows results on different hair colours, obviously the more vibrant you want it the more blonde you need to be, I currently have bleach blonde hair, which is perfect for bright colours.

I was really unsure if I would like the drastic change on myself, but after applying I seriously fell in love, a part of me kind of wishes it wouldn't wash out so easily! I am so glad that I tried it out and found that I really like it.

The application was very easy to follow, the instruction sheet had different instructions for different outcomes, there was 'Full head', 'Ombre' and 'Highlights, I went for full head as my bleached hair has grown out quite a bit so it would just be the top of my hair that would be coloured. The application was as easy as squeezing it out of the tube and rubbing it into my hair. I had to wait 30 minutes and could wash it out.

Overall I am very impressed with the easiness and result of this washout dye, I would definitely recommend it and even use it again!

Before
 After

please let me know if you like the colour or what colour I should do next time, and let me know if you have ever used L'oréal Paris ColoRista Washout! Thank you for reading!!



Summer In The City 2017 and The Problem With Being a Fan


Summer in the City weekend - my favourite time of the year. As most of you may know, Summer in the City (or SitC as I prefer to call it) Just happened in London last weekend. SitC is the UK's largest Youtube event, it gives you the chance to meet your favourite creators, attend panels, meet up with your friends, and meet like-minded people with some shared interests.

This year was my second time attending SitC, and hopefully will be second of many, many more. This year I attended with one of my Internet-Friends Lucy, with the intention of meeting up with many other friends when arriving. One of the highlights of SitC for me is meeting up with people that I would consider best friends after meeting on twitter but not being able to meet in real life, I got to spend the weekend with some of my favourite people, Ashly, Amy, Alex, Ella and Danielle.


One of the main events of SitC is the balloted meet and greets, this is probably the main reason most people attend SitC, however it is my least favourite part. I love getting to meet the people that inspire me and that I look up too, and getting to have a little chat, but standing in a queue for two hours for a 20 second 'Hello, how are you?' conversation seems funny to me. I much prefer bumping into the creators around the convention hall, this way you get a little longer and a more 'normal' style conversation. As much as I say that it is my least favourite part, I enjoyed every second of the people I met this year.

As you saw in the cover photo of the post, I met Emma Blackery! I actually met her twice over the weekend, It was my sixth time meeting her, after going to SitC before and attending her gigs, she is definitely my favourite person to meet, so funny and welcoming. Meeting her is a pleasure every time!

I also met the two beauties Lucy and Lydia, This was my second time meeting these girls and alike Emma it was a pleasure both times! after them recognising me straight away and saying my outfit was 'very troy bolton' it definitely topped my list of meeting celebrities. I hope to meet these both very soon!


Just before meeting Lucy and Lydia, I met another duo, the stomach hurtingly funny Rose and Rosie. I can't say a bad word about these, they were so lovely and down to earth, it made the experience so nice. I was even told that I smelt nice by Rosie - Thats going on my CV!


The final person I met was Helen Anderson! I really love Helen and her daily vlogs are my favourite things to watch. This is the second time I've met her, and she was lovely both times! I hope I get to meet her again soon.


I met a few other creators when walking around the convention hall, but someone that really sticks out to me is my favourite blogger, Zoe London. Talking to her was so nice, she seemed so down to earth and really invested into our conversation, also talking to her made me feel so productive about my blog, I am finally inspired!


Overall It was the best weekend ever! and I cannot wait to go back next year.


The problem with being a fan

Before I finish the post, I just wanted to write about a little something I've been thinking about, Maybe this could spark some discussion and we could talk about this?

For a while I've been thinking that I no longer fit in with being a 'fan' of youtubers and bloggers. I no longer get the rush of excitment that I used too when being tweeted, or even meeting a youtuber, Of course I'm happy when this happens but I don't go all dizzy with excitement like I used too.

When I meet or tweet (the rhyme gave me a giggle) a youtuber I feel quite like I'm speaking to a friend, and Im struggling to come to terms with that, Because I don't feel like a fan, and I'm obviously not their friend, I feel sort of stuck in the middle. And as much as I'd love to bump into Zoella or some of my other favourite people in an event and have them want to be best friends with me, I just know its never going to happen. 

I'm not really sure what I'm getting at really, however I was hoping that someone would relate?


I hope you enjoyed the first post back after my break / relaunch, and hope you look forward to my next post!

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