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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Chit chat

Hey,

Thank you for those of you who have followed my new blog. It is coming along nicely. I’m not happy with the layout so that will be changing but I am getting excited to have a new part of me. As I have said, I wont be deleting this blog. It just wont be used anymore. If you haven’t followed my new blog and would like too, the link is www.lifelikeagalaxygirl.wordpress.com

So since my “break” I have been sleeping a lot. Like a lot. I’ve been going to bed at 12am and sleeping until 12pm. It’s great, but it also sucks because I am wasting the day away. I do however wake up happy. 

Working on my new blog has made me feel fantastic. I have this new joy of writing and the creativeness is literally pouring out of me. Can January hurry up haha. Also I have been working on some new products on my Zazzle shop. They aren’t up yet but I will let you know when they are. 

My skin has paid full price of my stress and general unwellness. I have broken out so bloody bad and it’s knocked my confidence again. Here comes the 100 layers of make up challenge again. Also, if you follow my old Twitter, and read my recent tweets, everything is all good. Dont wanna talk about it but its all good. If you do have Twitter, follow my new account www.twitter.com/likeagalaxygirl and while you’re at it, follow my instagram www.instagram.com/lifelikeagalaxygirlblog and I am creating a new YouTube up too because I am using that in the new year! Literally I will be a blogger and YouTuber and a very happy person. Link to my YouTube will come soon! 

I am almost done with my Christmas shop. I need to buy my friends Niamh, Georgia, Kayleigh and Saskia some presents, my sister and my cousin their present and then treat myself. I’m so proud of myself.

I want to say a huge apology to those of you who live abroad. I know I said I would do you a giveaway but I just dont think its right considering I am giving up this blog.

Work has improved. I have been offered more shifts and I am enjoying my time there again, it may be because my “boss” doesn’t work on the weekend and thats when I do, or it could be because I genuinally loved working in that enviroment before all the other things happened. But finally I am getting more then £70 a month, but still not over the £1000 that I need to be able to move out. 

I don’t know what else to tell you to be honest, my weight has been great, I just keep loosing it, which now is apparently a bad thing, I swear these doctors are never bloody happy. My scan had been pushed back so still no update on the polycstic ovaries situation, but honestly I’m not feeling ill, I just feel tired. 

That’s all really for my update chit chat. I’m not very interesting. So just a recap of things to look out for.

  • NEW ZAZZLE MERCH 

New items to be released into my shop soon!

  • NEW YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Link will be released soon!

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That’s it. Thank you for reading. Comment below and have a chat.

Love,

A x

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

 

10 things I would say to my younger self


Hey,

How are you? Did you enjoy my nail inspiration post? If you haven’t read it yet, read this then go check it out. It was uploaded half an hour ago. This post is in thanks to Nimra so check out her blog. I put on my Instagram story asking for any post requests and she came back with two amazing posts. The other one will be uploaded soon.

I have been thinking about this for a while now, so I am glad I am now doing a post on it. I have decided to break this into two parts. One part being a child and the other part  being a teen. So technically there are 20 things but it’s still 10 things I would say to my younger self. So let’s start.

To child me:

  1. I want you to know that  you are not ugly, those little grazes and that little scar on your nose don’t make you ugly, you are beautiful.
  2. You’re not alone. You do have friends, sometimes they seem like they are too busy for you, but their not, they are just waiting for you to talk to them.
  3. You’re not fat. Trust me, those chubby cheeks end up being someone’s favourite part of you, especially when you smile.
  4. You’re not stupid. So what if you don’t understand the first time, your brain is busy doing better things. Try and try again is your best motto.
  5. You’re not crazy. So you like reading, you like writing your own stories. Keep at it, one day you will grow up and you’ll use that in your job.
  6. You are a fighter. Don’t listen to the bullies, you may not fight them back in a physical way, but mentally you could beat them any day.
  7. You are amazing. You never give up, you are determined to reach your goal, never ever lose that part of you.
  8. You are strong. You always stand back on your feet once you’ve been knocked down. I love that about you.
  9. You  are loved. You may not know it or feel it, but so many people cherish you, they think you  are the most amazing little girl around,
  10. I love you. I know I use to tell you that you’re ugly or you’re fat, but I was jealous of you. I’m sorry.

To my teen self:

  1. I don’t hate you. Quite the opposite. I love you. I am sorry for hurting you and leaving those scars as a permanent reminder.
  2. You need to eat. I know I told you that no-one will love you if you’re fat, but I was wrong. Please don’t do this.
  3. Smile more. I know I told you that your smile is stupid but it is one of the prettiest smiles I have ever seen.
  4. It wasn’t your fault. Please stop blaming yourself. No you didn’t ask for it. No you didn’t lead him on. It wasn’t your fault, I promise.
  5. You will find love. Not right away, and yes when you get older you kiss a lot of frogs but my darling, I promise your prince will come.
  6. Your body is great. No you don’t have too many curves. As someone told me “you need to have more faith in yourself” (yes, the person who said that is the same one you are crushing on right now).
  7. You do have friends. Some of them screw you over and you’ll feel like this again, but you have some new people in your life that make it feel full and complete.
  8. You make them proud. I’m talking about your mum and dad. You went to hell and came back the other side, you have a few battle scars but if you could see them now, they are proud of you for coming out the other side.
  9. I am proud of you. You always defy the odds, you have no intention of giving up or stopping, you have your head set on making it out, and you do. You make it out and you are doing alright.
  10. You are amazing. You always continue to surprise me. Thank you for not giving up. Thank you for holding on and pushing yourself further. Thank you for finding your purpose of living.

There we go. 10 things I would say to my younger self. Again, a huge thank you goes to Nimra for this idea.

I hope you enjoyed this post. I know it was a little deep and personal, but I am glad I was able to share this with you.

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

Love,

A x

A Liebster award

Hey,

How are you? Today I am bringing you the Liebster award. I was nominated by Kelsee from kelseebhankins.com if you haven’t checked out her blog, do so, it’s amazing.

Kelsee has asked some questions for me and her other nominations to answer, so here they are.

1. What did you do on your last vacation?

  • I have never been on vacation so I can’t answer this. Hopefully soon though!

2. What three words describe you best?

  • Sensitive
  • Quiet
  • Determined

3. Besides your phone, what’s one thing you bring with you everywhere you go?

  • A notepad/note book and pen. I find them key essentials.

4. What is a controversial opinion you have?

  • Everyone should be treated the same whether they be, man, woman, gay, bi, straight, trans, whatever. 

5. What is/was your lastest Netflix binge?

  • I’ve recently re-watched Riverdale season 1 over again and the two latest episodes of season 2.

6. What’s the most useful app you have on your phone?

  • Probably my WordPress app, because when I get a creative idea, I like to type a title up for it and save it, so I can go back and create the post.

7. Away from your blog, do you journal? If so, how? If not, why don’t you?

  • I use to, way back when I was going through some things, so I stopped after I felt “better”. I then tried to re-start but it would just cause flashbacks of those bad times. I do want to try and start again though, I will make it a new year resolution.

8. What’s the craziest/most outrageous thing you want to achieve?

  • I honestly have no idea. Obviously as many of you know, I want my blog to turn into my job, so to achieve that, that would be crazy. I don’t really have any crazy goals set in place though.

9. If you could make a holiday, what would it be like? How would people celebrate it?

  • I would call it “We survived day” where we celebrate the fact that we are still here, still going strong and to embrace that together, we are united. To celebrate, it would be like a bank holiday where you get the day off work/school, and for that day, you can go shopping and get 50% of your items for free. That’ll be pretty cool.

10. Time freezes for everyone but you for one day – what do you do?

  • In reality, I would probably just sleep.
  • In a non-reality senario, I would play match maker. I would set people up on dates, I would make others forgive and forget, I would clean up the mess that has been made, to try and make this world a better place. Then I would write a letter to my crush, telling him how I feel and place it in his hands so when he unfreezes it’s the first thing he sees.

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That guys, is all of Kelsee’s questions. They were great to answer, I loved the fact that they were unique. 

If you guys want to take part then by all means do. 

Rules:

  • Acknowledge the blog who nominated you for this award.
  • Answer 11 questions the blogger gave you.
  • Give random facts about yourself. 
  • Nominate 11 blogs
  • Give 11 questions for them to answer.

My questions

  1. What is the last thing you said to someone?
  2. One of your biggest goals?
  3. What do you regret?
  4. What don’t you regret?
  5. How are you feeling?
  6. What is your biggest fear?
  7. Fresh fries or onion rings?
  8. Where have you been on holiday?
  9. What was your childhood friend called.
  10. Do you believe in ghosts?
  11. What would you possess if you could?

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Thank you for reading and again, thank you Kelsee for nominating me. Don’t forget to check out her amazing blog. See you tomorrow.

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

Love,

Alanna x

These are a few of my favourite things

Hey,

Welcome back to another post. I am bringing you a “here are a few of my favourite things” tag. I was nominated by the gorgeous Sophie. I have linked her post so if you haven’t already seen it, make sure you head over and read it now.

Basically this tag is to share the things you love. Whether that be food, objects, clothing, feelings ect. Yes, it is also to get you to sing the song too. I have been looking forward to this tag, so I am going to jump straight into it.

Candles

Who doesn’t love coming home from a long day at work and chilling with the candles lit. I love getting out of the shower, then walking into my rooms with them burning, that’s what my heaven looks like.

Rain

Yes I am one of those weird ones who sit there and watch it chuck it down. I still play the little rain game my dad taught me as a kid. It sets a real cosy mood.

Writing

There is no way you’ll catch me without my phone or a pen in my hand. I am writing all the time, whether that be a blog post, email, design plans, a story or just my shopping list. All I do is write.

Reading

If I am not writing then I am reading. Could be why my friends call me nerdy. But picture this. It’s raining, the candles are lit and you’re just cuddled up in the chair reading. Can you get any better than that?

Fresh bed sheets

As much as it kills me to put them on, the satisfaction of having fresh, clean, untouched bed sheets. The first night climbing into them is a gateway to heaven. You instantly slip into a cosy sleep. It’s perfect. 

Myself

Can I class myself as one of my favourite things? Is that actually allowed? I don’t have a soild reason behind this one, I’m just my favourite person at the moment, and I count as a thing so?

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That is all I can think of. My post isn’t as great as Sophie’s so make sure you go and read hers for a quality post. Thank you again Sophie for tagging me to do this. It is an amazing tag.

I’m not going to tag anyone to do this but if you haven’t done this and would like to, go ahead. Tag me so I can read what your favourite things are.

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

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

Love,

Alanna x

Apple and ginger crumble (Gluten free)


Hello,

How are you? If I am correct, most of you are now on half term, yay! You have a full week to enjoy my endless posts 😉. Just kidding, you have time to relax and buy some of my pre-merch (click here). 

Today I thought I would bring you a new recipe. I haven’t shared one with you for a little while so why not. 

Ingredients

  • 6 Bramley apples, peeled and sliced
  • Preserved stem ginger,3 balls, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • Light brown sugar, soft, a sprinkling
  • 100g of light brown sugar, soft. Or 100g of caster sugar if you prefer.
  • 100g of rice flour
  • 50g of porridge oats, gluten free
  • 50g of almonds, tasted
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 100g of unsalted butter, cold and diced

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
  2. Toss together the apple slices, stem ginger, ground ginger and sugar and pop it all in a heatproof dish.
  3. To make the crumble topping, simply chuck all the dry ingredients into a food processor and pulse to chop the nuts and oats up a bit. 
  4. If you prefer a more rustic finish, skip this stage
  5. Rub the butter into the dry ingredients until your mixture resembles breadcrumbs. 
  6. You can add the butter to the processor and pulse to achieve the same results if you’re feeling lazy.
  7. Scatter the crumble topping over the fruit and bake for 35 – 40 minutes.

Hey presto. You have an apple and ginger apple crumble. You can serve this with custard or ice-cream, it’s completely down to you. Either way, dig in while it’s warm.

Don’t forget to share snaps of your creations over on instagram with #galaxygirlbakes. I hope to see you tucking into one of these soon.

Thank you for reading, come back later for a These are a few of my favourite things post. 

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

Love,

Alanna x

Halloween costume ideas

Hello,

How are you? I hope you have had a rather relaxing day. Today I thought I would bring you some costume inspiration. Halloween is coming up, and I know that so many of you are a lot better at organising things then I am, so I thought if I post this now, it might remind me to get my costume ready.

So here is my list of Halloween costumes:

  • Snow Queen
  • Werewolf
  • Ghost
  • Clown
  • Unicorn
  • Evil Queen
  • Vampire
  • Dead girl/dead bride
  • Animal (cat)
  • Alien Princess
  • Mermaid
  • Fairy
  • Skeleton
  • Cyclops
  • Dragon
  • Devil
  • Angel
  • Movie Character (Wednesday Addams)
  • Enchantress
  • Power Ranger (squad goals!)
  • Cleopatra
  • Supergirl
  • Thief
  • Witch
  • Scarecrow
  • Pirate
  • Riverdale Vixens
  • Sandy (Grease)

    That’s all I have suggestion wise. Let me know in the comments what you’re dressing up as. If you’re planning to celebrate Halloween, whether that be by having a party or going trick or treating, stay safe, and make sure you act responsible.

    Thank you for reading,

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

    Love,

    A x

    A well deserved pamper night

    Hey,

    How are you? I am in such a creative bubble at the moment, I have idea after idea, so I am giving you double uploads. I hope you’re okay with that. 

    Today I thought I would share my tips for the perfect well needed pamper day. I know some of you have been working really hard and you haven’t had a chance to do something just for you, so here is a little reminder to step back and relax.

    • Candles

    Is it really a pamper time if you’ve not lit every candle you own? I think not. So grab that lighter and light away.

    • Blankets

    Who doesn’t enjoy being snuggled underneath a blanket? Exactly, the answer is no-one. So grab as many blankets as you can and get snuggling.

    • Food & Drinks

    How can you pamper yourself if you haven’t ordered your favourite food and brought a few bottles of your favourite drink. Go crazy and enduldge yourself. Its not like you do this regularly.

    • Movies/series

    Now is the perfect time to go on your netflix binge. Riverdale season 2 is amazing so if you have nothing to watch, check it out. If you want a good film to watch, then check out the babysitter. Both are great.

    • Books

    Don’t fancy watching anything, no problem, why not find a book to read. If you haven’t already, read Louise Pentland’s new book Wilde like me. It’s a great pamper night book.

    • Music

    Sitting in silence for me is bliss. I love it, but if you’re not like me, find some acoustic songs or piano songs. They are soothing and really relax you.

    • Face masks

    If you’ve neglected yourself, chances are you have neglected your skin too. Treat yourself to a face mask. Now is the time to thank your skin for co-operating with you while you’ve been stressed.

    • Baths

    Come on, honestly tell me when you last treated yourself to a lush bath bomb bath? Yes that’s a mouthful to say. Come on, throw you’re favourite one in, let it fill your bath with glorious colours, get in and feel the stress just dissolve. 

    • Cute pj’s and fluffy socks

    Come on! Wrap up in your fave pj’s, find your fluffy socks, and now snuggle down under your mountain of blankets, read and fall asleep.

    • Free your schedule

    No, tonight is not the night where you decide to do a million and one things. You are completely free, you have nothing to do apart from sit there, read/watch/listen to whatever you decide, while stuffing your face full with your favourite food and drinking your fave drink. Tonight is your night to be selfish, just relax, if it was really that important, it will still be there tomorrow for you.

    • Sleep

    The one thing you need more then anything else is sleep. You’ve over done it, you’re brain hurts and it needs a rest too. Do not go to bed thinking about the work you have to do. Free your mind and just drift of into a peaceful, stress free sleep. 

    That’s it. Now its down to you to make sure you look after yourself. When will you make time to pamper yourself?

    Thank you for reading, have a wonderful night.

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

    Love,

    Alanna x