Screw it, final goodbyes

Hey,

So I’ve changed my mind again. What a suprise that is. I know I said I would do three posts these last two months, but honestly, I don’t want too. So here is everything I need to say.

First of, my goals. Completely smashed them! I feel so ill now though but I did it!! I kind of went overboard, stressed myself out, pushed myself too hard and made my head a little crazy to be in, but I’m back on the other side now. Just recovering from an awful chest infection cold type thing.

I created this blog in March 2015, and I can tell you, I have loved every second of it. Through all of my ups and many downs I have shared on here, I have made some incredible life long internet friends. Some, I want to meet in real life and spoil the hell out of them! 

This blog has been my little safe haven. My place where I have been able to grow and never be put down for expressing myself. Each and every one of you mean so much to me in very different ways. Some of you were my very first supporters, some of you are the ones who are bold enough to give me constructive feedback, without wanting to hurt my feelings. Some of you are my little cheerleaders, always pushing me forward, always there to motivate me when I need a kick up the ass and the ones I can cry too if I need too. And all of you, yes all 600+ of you are my family. Without you, this new beginging wouldn’t be possible.

I have had so many amazing opportunities while running this blog, I mean I worked with Clinique for god sake! Never in my life would I have thought that was possible! I have worked with other amazing brands such as propercorn ( who I am still totally obsessed with! Lightly sea salted all the way!!), Toddlebike2 (who have made my cousins playtime so much better!), Malki Dead sea minerals (the one company who has made my skin amazing!) Saint London, (who have georgeous watches ((use my discount code IMAGALAXYGIRLBLOG for 20% off!) And many more. 

I’m not going to lie, writing and uploading everyday, sometimes more than once was a struggle, I did rush some content but others on here are my pride and joy. This blog has over 30k views and that is insane! 

I have literally grown up infront of your eyes, I’ve gone from a shy little girl who was afraid of the world, to a girl who has opened herself up to the galaxy and has finally accepted who she is. (Hence why I have stuck with the galaxygirl name). 

I do love and appreciate every one of you, because lets face it, without you, I would still be that shy girl who is too afraid to stand up for what she believes in. 

This new blog and YouTube is going to the best new journey I can take. I have already had my fair share of cries and tantrams over them both, so you know that they are going to be good. If you want to join the team, be a part of the new journey I am taking, then click here to subscribe to my brand new YouTube channel, here to follow my new blog, here to follow my Twitter (leaving hints every day up until the release date!) and here to check out my Instagram. That’s all the links you need right now. 

Thank you for the best years of my life, thank you for the valuable lessons you have all taught me and thank you for being such amazing, supportive friends. Love to every one of you, I wish you all the luck for the future. Dream big and reach for those stars because you will soon reach them!

Love you all!

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November goals

Hello,

How are you? I need to address something before I carry on with my post. A few of you have noticed a name change on my social media. You are very observant. I have created a new blog. Yes, you read that right. It would be amazing if you could all head over and follow me. That new blog will have it’s first ever post on January 1st 2018! Natalie had messaged me some words of widsom and she was right, I shouldn’t delete everything, because I did work my arse off on my content. So, instead of deleting everything, I am keeping this blog. It just wont be used anymore. My new blog is www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com please head over and follow me. Share this on your Twitter and Instagram too! Help me reach at least 200 followers before I begin.

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Okay, so now that that is done, I want to share with you my November goals.

  • Go to bed before 3am – I have been going to sleep around 3am and then not waking up till gone 12! That’s really not healthy, so my aim to sleep at a normal time.
  • Wake up before 12pm – Obviously! Hopefully I can get my body into the routine of waking up at 8am. 
  • Lose some weight – I have been doing so well at this, then after my little wobble, I gained 2 pounds. Now, that isn’t much at all, but I need to loose it and some more too.
  • Get a minimum of 200 followers on my new blog – This blog has over 600 followers and every single one of you are amazing! But I know that realistically, not everyone will follow my new blog. But I am hoping that 200 out of 600+ still want to follow my journey.
  • Do more photography – I’m not sure when I neglected it, but I want to go out and get some new shots. I love uploading them to my photography Instagram page.

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Well, that is it. Those are my goals! I will update you on these at the end of the month. Again, here is the link to my new blog www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com I hope to see you all over there!

Lots of love and I will see you soon.

Alanna x

 

Review: A toddlebike


Hello,

How are you? I know, another double upload! Three days in a row, I am on the ball aren’t I! Well this review is a total suprise because I wasn’t expecting to be writing it yet, but here we are.

First of all I want to explain how I came into the possession of a toddlebike because obviously thats not something I would usually buy for myself. The owner of Toddlebikes sent out a PR tweet asking for reviewers, you had to have certain things to meet her critera, I did, so I left my infomation below and I recieved an email soon after. 

After a rocky start (not the companies fault at all!) Today my toddlebike arrived. Unfortunately I am having some issues with Hermes at the moment because all parcels I receive from them arrive in a state, again this is in no way the companies fault, they can not control how the courier handles them.

This is how my box arrived this morning, so I was expecting it to either not even be in the box or to be broken. Thankfully it was in the box and it was in great condition.

The toddlebike is very light! I believe its 0.8kg. When I got it out the box, I thought that it was tiny, obviously campared to me it was even smaller, but it’s actually the perfect size. 

I brought my cousin over because she is nearly two so meets the critera of getting the bike. At first she was a little confused, she wasn’t quite sure what it was. She pushed it as if it was a pram but soon realised she could sit on it. Which she did. She sat on it and just stayed still. After gentely nudging her, she began to move and she actually enjoyed it.

We first tried it out in my living room because I thought it was the safest option. She seemed to realise that bikes belong outside, so of we went on a little adventure. We took the bike to the park. Many times she would attempt to “ride” it, others consisted of me carrying it for her. For her first time she nailed it though!

The bike only costs £23.95 which includes delivery which is such an amazing price. So before I share pictures of her trying the bike out here is where you can find your very own toddlebike.

A racing red bike

A midnight blue bike

A pinky pink bike

You can also have a look on www.toddlebike.co.uk/shop

Okay so here are some pictures.

A little bit about Toddlebike2: 

Toddlebike2 – a unique “Pre-Balance” bike suitable for Toddlers as soon as they can confidently walk (usually around 18 months). Widely accepted by cyclists and the cycling media as being THE BEST first step towards independent riding. Indoor AND outdoor use so LOADS of practice time without pressure or frustration at the pace of each individual child. Super lightweight – just 0.8kg – 3 times lighter than most balance bikes, scooters or ride-ons. It is also rust proof so you can take it into the water with you!

A toddlebike2 is a perfect first bike, it helps them to balance and it’s fun for them. Yes there is a seat, but don’r force them to use it, let them explore and use the bike in their own way, they’ll soon be a pro at it and will be showing of in no time! 

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All in all I am happy with the product and so is she! I am sure I will be taking her out on it again tomorrow. 

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Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this review. I will see you again tomorrow.

Stay safe, stay happy and live life as an adventure.

Love,

Alanna ♡

Let’s talk about boobs

Hey,

How are you? Today I am talking about boobs/tits/whatever you call them. If you find reading the title uncomfortable, please hang in there, this post is rather important.

Boobs, we all have them, yes I am talking about you men too. We hide them away in a bra for 12+ a day, we grope them, we pinch them, we compare them, we complain about them and we love them. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them.

We have saggy boobs, perky boobs, perfectly rounded boobs, wonky boobs, double d boobs and non exsistant boobs. You shouldn’t be ashamed of them.

One person is diagoned with breast cancer every 10 minutes.

Let that just sink in a minute. Every ten minutes, someone is being told they have cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers here in the UK, yet still not everyone is aware of it. So I am here to educate you a little more. B

The three main risk factors of breast cancer:

1. Being a woman – over 99% of new cases of breast cancer are in women.

2. Getting older – more than 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Most men who get breast cancer are over 60.

3. Significant family history – this isn’t common, around 5% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Breast cancer diagnosis

1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month around5,000 people will be diagnosed.

Survival rates

Breast cancer survival is improving and has doubled in the last forty years in the UK.

Almost nine in 10 women survive breast cancer for five years or more.

Every year around 11,400 people die from breast cancer in the UK.

An estimated 691,000 are alive in the UK after a diagnosis of breast cancer. This is predicted to rise to 840,000 in 2020. For many the overwhelming emotional and physical effects of the disease can be long-lasting.

Breasts and men

Breast cancer in men is very rare with just 390 new cases in the UK each year, compared to nearly 55,000 new cases in women.

More than half (55%) of male breast cancer deaths in the UK are in men aged 75 and over.

A Breast Cancer Care survey found nearly three-quarters (73%) of men don’t check their breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer, even though the same number (73%) know that men can get the disease.

Signs and symptoms can be:

  • a change in size or shape
  • a lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of the breast
  • a change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like the skin of an orange)
  • redness or rash on the skin and/or around the nipple
  • your nipple has become inverted (pulled in) or looks different (for example changed its position or shape)
  • liquid that comes from the nipple without squeezing
  • pain in your breast or your armpit that’s there all or almost all of the time
  • a swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone

Many symptoms of breast cancer, such as breast pain or a lump, may in fact be caused by normal breast changes or a benign (not cancer) breast condition. However, if you notice a change, it’s important to see your GP (local doctor) as soon as you can.

How to check

Everyone’s breasts look and feel different. Some people have lumpy breasts, or one breast larger than the other, or breasts that are different shapes. When you check your breasts, try to be aware of any changes that are different for you.

Look at and feel your breasts so you know what’s normal for you

Try to get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regularly – for instance, when you are in the bath or shower, using body lotion or getting dressed. You don’t need to feel your breasts in any special way.

Remember to check all parts of your breasts, your armpits and up to your collarbone.

Not every lump is dangerous

Most breast changes will not be cancer. However, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK so it is important that you find out what’s causing the change.

If your GP is male and you don’t feel comfortable going to see him, you can ask if there’s a female doctor available. You can also ask for a female nurse or member of staff to be present during your examination, or you can take a friend or relative with you.

When your GP examines your breasts they may feel that there is no need for further investigation, they may ask to see you again after a short  time or they may refer you to a breast clinic. This doesn’t necessarily mean that you have breast cancer, just that further tests are needed to find out what is going on.

What is my point?

All I am asking is for you to check yourself regularly, go to your gp if you’re concerned, and go if you find any changes. If you are in a relationship, why don’t you get your partner to check? If they dont find anything then who knows what you’ll end up doing, do not be afraid to ask.

Don’t forget your boobs do change during periods, pregnancy ect, so just keep that in mind, I don’t want you thinking you’ve got cancer because your boob decided to release a little bit of milk.

Do take this seriously, as I said, every 10 minutes someone is diagnosed with this. This is not a joke, this is your own knowledge.

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Thank you for reading this post. Please do share this around and help make more people aware of not only breast cancer itself but how to check your boobs.

Don’t forget to donate to charities that are fighting to cure cancer, every little helps.

Thats all for me, thank you for your time.

Love,

Alanna x

It’s my sister’s birthday

Hello,

Happy Tuesday. Today my family is celebrating another birthday, as you can see today is my sister’s birthday. The youngest girl but by far the moodiest one out there. She will backchat like there is no tomorrow and god help you if you tell her no, all hell breaks loose. Saying that, my sister is also one of the funniest, craziest person ever. She can come out with the craziest ideas, she can do the most stupidest things but she will also make you do them with her. I don’t know how her mind works, she is so unpredictable.

We do share some good memories, she isn’t a complete monster. We quite often go for walks and that’s enjoyable, well sometimes anyway. A few weeks ago, we went on an  “adventure” and came across a sunflower field. She found a sunflower on the floor, picked it up, stood amongst the other sunflowers and asked me to take a picture of her “blending in” although she was far from blending in, she was wearing a bright pink tracksuit top, so she could be seen a mile away. We also found some hay bales and we wanted to be total Tumblr models and pose on them, instead she decided to do statues at the side of the road every time a car came past. She desperately needed a wee too, so walking back home was highly amusing. She decided to take the sunflower and hide in with the wild daises and called herself the lonely sunflower.

I don’t usually get along with my  siblings, I don’t really get along with other people at the best of times, but today because it’s her birthday I am being extra nice. Can you help make her feel more special. Can you leave a comment wishing her a happy birthday or comment on my Instagram post? She would see the comments on Instagram but I would obviously show her the love from you on here.

So happy birthday you little not so little shit. I hope you have had an amazing day.

Love you,

Alanna x

My Gran’s birthday

Hey,
Have you read my earlier post? Today is my brothers birthday, thank you to those of you who wished him a happy 12th birthday.

Today is also my Grans birthday. I’m not sure how old she is and it is rude to ask a ladies age. Sadly my gran and I are not very close. We don’t see eachother as often as I would like but also we don’t really have much in common. She has a lot of granchildren and great granchildren so it is difficult to keep up with us all. That being said, she is always the person we go to for help. She always has our back and never has favourites. I’m hoping that I have seen her before this post goes up, if I haven’t then there will not be a picture of her, if I have, hopefully with her permission I will leave a photograph of her. 

The whole point of this post was to wish her a happy birthday and I realise I haven’t done that yet. So happy birthday Gran. I’m not sure if you know that I have a blog or not but I am hoping to one day share this with you. I just want to say that I am sorry that I couldn’t be there to celebrate your birthday with you. I hope you had an amazing day full of love and lots of cake.

I hope you’re well and I hope to see you soon. 

Lots of love,

Alanna ♡

My brothers birthday


Hey,

Happy Saturday. I hope you’re all well and having an amazing day.

As you can see from the title, today is a very special day. Today is my little brothers 12th birthday. I can’t believe for 12 years I have watched him grow up. He is the luckiest because he has had 12 years of me as his big sister and who wouldn’t want that? I am the best after all. Sadly we’re not here to talk about my brother, so here are a few words I would like to share. If you ever find my blog, you’ll read this and know that just because I torment you doesn’t mean I don’t love you, so enjoy.

Not once did I think that over 12 years we would be close and I would actually like you. Spending years doing you make-up and your nails have paid off. For a 12 year old you’re pretty damn smart, smarter then me that’s for sure. You’re also crazy, like absolutely insane. I don’t know anyone else who openly dances with their top off and their moobs swinging. You say some batshit crazy things and your logic is sometimes questionable. You have the strangest friends and some of the things you do make me question if you actually have a brain. But with all that being said, I am happy you’re a crazy goofball. You make me laugh during my bad days and you make me feel good about myself when you do something stupid.

You’re at that age now where you’re going to want to change to fit in. Don’t! Never let anyone change you and don’t let anyonr copy you. You’re a unique smart crazy moob shaking weirdo, but thats what I love about you. That’s twice now that I have said I love you. Don’t get used to it. 

Happy birthday you butthead. Thank you for being you. I hope you have a great day, we already know you’ll be spoilt because you’re the favourite child. 

Love,

Alanna x

Important!

Hi,

I know I said I wasn’t going to upload a post but I need your help.

An innocent dog has been taken away from his owner because of a vindictive and spiteful person. They alleged that the dog had bit her dog and then bit her while trying to “save” her dog.

This is a lie. This womans dog was not attacked by the dog like she claims in the article, her so call witness has already said that in every moment on the article, the dog was not attacked.

The dog did not bite the woman either. This woman is struggling to keep up with her lies and has slipped up, and now this poor dog has been taken away from his owner, left scared and vulnerable. For what reason?

This dog from what I believe sits with his owner and a large group of children at Brenchley Gardens, Maidstone. This place is known for gatherings. The dog is surrounded my people day in, day out. Often new faces approach him and not once has he attacked them. So why would he suddenly turn?

This type of dog does not just attack for no reason. They are pretty chilled dogs, I would know because I have one. They are very calm dogs who protect their owners, nothinh wrong with that, right?

This dog must have sensed something was wrong, must have felt as though his owner or himself was being threatend for him to “attack”. This woman said she was just walking past. No, if you was just walking past then the dog wouldn’t have payed attention to you, it could have carried on getting fussed by the group of children up there.

This woman doesn’t like that this place has become a hang out for children, and we are children. They do not run around terrorising people, they don’t abuse others who use this place. They sit with thier friends, enjoying their company, often eating their McDonalds. Yes, doesn’t this seem like a violent type. They’re 100% going to attack you with their big mac (obviously sarcasm before you start complaining).

Long story short. Sign this pettion and get this wonderful, friendly dog freed. Because of this womans lies and spitefulness, the owner is without his friend, without someone he loves the most.

Click here to sign.

An open letter to those who show pure ignorance towards the LGBTQ community

Hi,

I’m not here to judge your believes, I’m not here to tell you that you are wrong, I am not here to tell you that these people are sinners and need to be punnished. I am not going to put you through the hate and judgement that you put these people through.

The people who may I remind you, go to work to put food on your table, look after you when you’re sick, save your life by working on medications, looking after and teaching your children for 6+ hours a day 5 days a week.

These people are normal people, they are not going against “Gods” will, they are following his plan for them. Let me explain something to you.

Being gay is NOT a disease, it is not contageous and it sure as hell will not make you a sinner. Being gay is not at all different from being straight. You are loving someone for who they are.

Correct me if I am wrong, but not once in the bible does it say that a relationship has to be between a man and a women? I’d like to know exactly where it states that.

Transgenders are not sinners either! How would you feel if you were in the wrong body, unable to express who you are, unable to be happy, to feel confident, to be loved? They just want to be true to who they are, and now you’re telling me that they can’t, because “God” said its wrong?

Another question for you. Have you personally sat there and spoken to “God”? Has he told you personally that he hates these people? Or is this you being nïeve to change?

I can promise you now, “God” has done a lot worse things then let people be who they are. He watches over the wars where millions of people die. He watches babies die frm being abused. He watches children and adults fight a losing battle from cancer. He allows people to go and bomb innocent people. He watches as people are raped. Not at any point has he stopped these from happening. Why? Are you telling me he is more concerned about people following their own paths? Because if that is true, then I would not support him, I would hold my hands up and walk away.

I have found that you are the most judgemental, most hateful people and the things you say are vile. Some of you would not be going to “heaven”. You say you are a worshiper of “God” so why do you speak with the devils tounge?

The only rules in life that God set for us are the 10 commandments, and can I be honest, most of you who follow his way have already broke some of the rules, so technically you’re a sinner too. Let me just remind you of the commandments:

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
  2. You shall make no idols.
  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
  4. Keep the Sabbath day holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother.
  6. You shall not murder.
  7. You shall not commit adultery.
  8. You shall not steal.
  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
  10. You shall not covet.

Okay so now where in there does it tell me that I can not love someone of the same sex? Where does it tell me that I can’t reject the body that fills me with such hate?

Do people come round and tell you that you’re living your life wrong? That you should not live the way you are? No they don’t, so what gives you the right to tell others?

“God” doesn’t care “what” you are or who you love. He didn’t create you to be like this, he created you to be loving, forgiving and understanding, so why are those three things he gave to you gone?

My advice to you is: if you don’t like what you see, turn the other way. Do not express your hatred towards innocent people who one day could be the ones saving your life. The famous saying “if you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all“. Keep your thoughts and opinions to yourself, just as we do when you fail to follow his rules.

And I hope one day, you learn to accept people for who they are, because they’re living their life in pure bliss and happiness, they are not being crushed by bitterness.