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

 

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

DIY: Paint bombs

Hello,

Welcome back to another post. I hope you all enjoyed this mornings post. If you missed it you can click here and read it. I was talking about taking my first Holiday to Hastings this November.

In tonight’s post I thought we would have a bit of fun. So many of you seemed to enjoyed my twister post so I thought we would stick to the paint theme. Who knew so many of you enjoy getting messy.

Today I thought I would share two great ways to have a messy paint filled afternoon. All you need is some water balloons, powder point, water and normal paint.

The first paint bomb we are creating is with paint powder.

What you need:

  • Water balloons
  • Water
  • Different coloured powder paint.

Instructions

  1. Fill your water bomb half way with cold water.
  2. Add three tablespoons of powder paint.
  3. Fill enough up with an equal amount of different colours.
  4. Fight!! Throw them at each other and watch the colour explode.

(Please get parents permission before you make these, also do not aim for the eyes or mouth, just generally avoid the face. This paint will probably stain so make sure you are wearing old clothes or clothes you don’t mind ruining.)

The second paint bomb we are making is with just normal paint. You can buy this from the craft store in case you don’t have any lying around.

What you need:

  • Water balloons
  • Water
  • Normal paint in a variety of colours.

Instructions:

1. Fill up your water balloon half way with cold water.

2. Add two tablespoons of normal paint.

3. Shake the balloon a little to mix the paint around.

4. Wear clothes that can be ruined.

4. Again fight!! Throw them, steal other peoples colours, make yourself a piece of art.

(Again please do get parents permission before making these. I don’t want you getting into trouble and I don’t want any accidents happening.)

Safety tips:

If paint gets into your eyes, rinse immediately with lukewarm water. Once rinsed seek medical advice from your local GP or hospital.

If you consume the paint, seek medical attention immediately! Do not force yourself to be sick, this can make you worse.

If you have a reaction to the paint, wash off immediately with lukewarm water, wait 20 minutes to see if the rash disappears, if it doesn’t or you begin to swell, seek medical attention immediately.

In all honesty you are all old enough to know that paint is not made for consumption and that you should never aim for people’s face. If you decide to ignore the no face rule and you or someone else gets hurt, you can not leave a comment on this post telling me this post is dangerous. I have warned you three times and common sense really comes to mind in this situation.

Children under 10 should not be making or playing with these paint bombs. Do not leave the paint lying about for young children to reach, dispose of any left over paint bombs by popping them into a bucket or bin and throwing away the balloon. Any pieces of balloon left lying around is a hazard so make sure you clear all of them up once you’ve finished your play fight.

That is all I have to say, just make sure you are careful, but also enjoy yourself. The whole idea of a DIY is so you have fun, and having a paint fight is also meant to be fun. I’d love to see some of you try this out. Send me pictures of your paint splattered clothes on Instagram or on Twitter.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Thank you for reading.

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

Love,

Alanna x

DIY: Flower bookmarks

Hello,

Sorry I haven’t been very active today, I have been busy at work, but I am back now, exhausted but ready to bring you two posts tonight as well as read all of your amazing work.

I haven’t done a DIY post in a while, so I thought I would do one now.

If you’re a book addict like me, and you have many books on the go, then you will know that you need more then one bookmark. I’m not a fan of bending the corner over because that damaged the book and makes it look untidy, so instead I have to find a bookmark. I regularly use envolopes but they’re too big, ugly and not practical, this is why I am bringing you a flower bookmark DIY.

Flower bookmark DIY

What you need:

  • Card
  • Scissors
  • Coloured pens
  • Pencil
  • Rubber/sharper
  • Coloured/patterned paper
  • Glue

What to do:

  1. Cut your card into even bookmark size strips.
  2. Cut the colour/patterned paper to the same length of the bookmark. Glue in place.
  3. On the reverse side (the side that doesn’t have the paper on) draw some flowers using a pencil.
  4. Once you are happy with the way your flowers look, go over with a black felt pen.
  5. Colour in your flowers.
  6. Find a book to read and use your new bookmark.


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It really is as easy as that. What I love about this is, you don’t have to just use this for flowers, you can draw whatever (rockets, stars, fruits ect.) I chose flowers because it’s summery and flowers always make me smile.

What will you draw on your bookmark? Will yours be flowers too? If you create any bookmarks, use #galaxygirlsdiys and tag me @imagalaxygirlblog on instagram, I would love to see your creativness.

Sorry for the short post, but I will be back shortly with another post.

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

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.

July: This months favourites

Hey,

Happy Saturday. What have you done today? I have cleaned my room, sorted through my clothes, typed blog posts, read, had a full on singing session in my room and ate cake. Tomorrow I plan on going out, so hopefully a vlog will be up soon.

Because the end of the month is on Monday, I thought I would share what I have been loving recently.

Beauty

My fruity body spray is by far my most used this month. It’s so strong and girly. I don’t think I have used anything else to be honest.

Acessories

My Darcy mae glasses are by far the best. I literally get so many compliments. They’ve really boosted my confidence, and I know that sounds stupid but because people are complimenting me, its making me feel better about myself.

My Saint London watch is another fave. Although my mum has taken it, it is honestly the most classiest, simple and gorgeous watch ever. Honestly you need to buy one.

Clothing

My shirt dress I brought from Boohoo is my absolute fave! I might film a look book if thats something you’re interested in watching. This dress is my go to date night outfit, my chilling with the guys outfit and my feel good outfit. Paired with my glasses and a little bit of lippy and I am all set.

Apps

I am so behind on this app but I recently downloaded just eat and I don’t know why I didn’t get it sooner. Kinda pissed that they charge you for paying by card but honestly they are total babes!

Books

The gorgeous Louise Pentland recently published her book called ‘Wilde like me’ and I love it! A review will be up on it tomorrow.

Bloggers

This months favourite blogger is Tabi from busybeeblog. Her creative posts are so blooming cute as is her instagram feed. She is so talented and you should check her out.

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That is it for my favourites. Don’t forget to check out my giveaway, so far only Emma and Najida have entered. All you have to do is

  1. Follow my blog + be from the uk
  2. Comment why you follow me.

For your names to be added an extra two times (making it total 4 times)

  1. Follow my instagram @imagalaxygirlblog
  2. Follow my twitter @galaxygirlblog

You can comment on any post. Just tell me your entering then state why you follow me.

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Thank you for reading. I hope you have a safe night.

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

Love,

A ♡

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Summer: Children activities ideas

Hey,

How are you? Happy Tuesday. I’m sorry about the no post situation yesterday and Sunday, I just wasn’t feeling great and I just felt disheartened that I put so much effort into a post that wasn’t even meant to go up, yet the person was rude and disrespectful because I didn’t help them. Anyway today is a new day and I have so many exciting things to look forward to so I am just going to put it behind me on move on.

Todays post is inspired by children, the summer seems to be the time where my cousins seem to want to know me and expect me to have so many different things planned for them, so this year I am being prepared. I thought this would be useful for those of you who have your own kids, who have younger brother(s)/sister(s) and for those times when the family bombard you for a BBQ.

Here are some ideas

  • Go bowling
  • Visit the beach
  • Visit the zoo
  • Finger painting
  • Have a water fight
  • Create a treasure hunt
  • Go swimming
  • Have a movie day
  • Visit a farm
  • Play football
  • Play rounder’s (use your shoes as stumps if you don’t have a set)
  • Visit a library
  • Make pizzas
  • Build an outside fort
  • Go to the park
  • Have a picnic
  • Visit the aquarium
  • Go to a theme park
  • Feed the ducks
  • Go for a walk
  • Camp in your garden
  • Have a pj party
  • Make your own lemonade
  • Visit a museum
  • Go out for lunch or dinner
  • Just do a drive round and get them to write a story about what they saw
  • Go to the cinema
  • Visit a castle
  • Have an end of Summer party

Those are a few ideas, you don’t have to spend money on days out. Most museums have a free entry, having a movie day shouldn’t cost much because there are always films on TV. You can make your walks interesting and make them educational, have a checklist of animals/items that they might see on the way to keep them interested and they won’t complain that they are bored. An outside fort just needs a few blankets, pillows and pegs and the key ingredient is imagination.

Do as much as possible to keep you and them off the electrical devices. Enjoy the sun while its out there because here in England the sun doesn’t stay for long.

Do you have any other suggestions? Leave them below and share what your plans are this summer.

I hope you have an amazing day, I will be back this evening for a banana bread muffin recipe.

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

Love,

A x