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

 

How it’s going to work

Hey guys,

Haha I suck at taking breaks don’t I. But how can you stay away from something that you love? Writing is my passion, always has been, probably always will be and honestly with my head being all over the place, the one thing that keeps me grounded is writing and sharing on my blog.

But I am going to be honest, I do need to cut down and go through some of my own therapy tips. Honestly your mind goes through so much a day and I think mine is stuck in the past on a constant loop. I wouldn’t mind if it was the good bit of the past, but it’s not. I am taking more time for myself, trying to make myself feel better. Whether that means I stay in bed until 11am or I shower at 9pm, I just go with the flow and do what feels right.

I have been made myself my own worse enemy, which for me isn’t actually that hard considering my self esteem was literally non exsistant. 

I have already typed up my first of January 2018 post, yes it needs going over and pictures need to be taken ect, but I have the basic guidelines already up. That’s how much I have missed writing. 

I have already planned a new schedule, one that isn’t me writing uploading on here everyday. I want to make my YouTube a serious part of my blog life, so I have added that into a new schedule. I have done it in a way which works well for me. I am going to be selfish here and say I don’t really care if you’re not happy with the final results. 

Four years ago, this blog was a way to escape my bad days and I would write about the things I wanted too, now, I find that I am uploading content to fit around you, to make you happy, and yes, if I want this to be my job, I need to do that, but I also need to write about the things I love too. 

Because I miss writing so much, I am going to upload 3 times for the last 2 months. One at the beginning that will be my monthly goals. One in the middle which will be a general chit chat update of my life and the third will be if I completed my goals. That’ll be it until the new year.

I will be away for the rest of the week, some things are going on, I still wont be active on my Instagram or Twitter. If you follow my photography instagram account @alannahollambys_photography I will still be doing my upload on there because it’s not linked to my blog.

I will read your posts next week when I am back. Also, Lucy Flight (the best YouTuber, and my idol) is bringing out her merch tomorrow, so follow her YouTube, Twitter and Instagram to be able to purchase a hoodie, t-shirt or popsocket. I was going to buy them but unfortuantely, I will be unable too and I know they will be sold out within the day so I would have missed my chance. But if you’re interested, be sure to support her and purchase an item. 

Thats it for now. I will speak to you in hopefully a week. Stay safe tonight and don’t eat too much candy!

Love,

Alanna x

A little change


Hey,

I have some important changes going on and I thought it was about time that I let you know what’s going on. Not only does it affect me personally, but it means everything else changes such as my blog and my social medias.

I’m not sure how many of you noticed, but I have been fairly quiet over on my social medias lately. I haven’t really made a difference on my blog because I schedule my posts anyway so I spend a day writing 5/6 posts ahead of time, so you always have something to read.

The reason I have been a little quiet is because I am busy adulting. Since I can remember I have had my heart set on moving out. Now, I have found my dream home, honestly it is everything that I would want as a first house. The only issue I face now is “can I actually move out”. The house costs just over £1,000 to run every month (including rent) which isn’t that bad, but I don’t make that sort of money, so I need to find a way to make money fast. I also face my illness issue. Can I move out while I still suffer from an undiagnosed condition? Is it safe? What does happen if I seizure alone?

While I have had my heart set  on doing everything possible to get this house, I now face a new issue. I’m pretty sure my body just hates me. I am now being tested for polycystic ovaries. I’m not going to dive into that because 1) I have no idea what it actually is and 2) I might not even have it.

I have also been designing some new items to go into my Zazzle store. If you have no idea what that is, check out this post. Make sure you buy one or more of my products. I will do a post explaining the prices soon!

Due to being so busy at the moment, I have decided I am going to cut down the days I post, I am going to go from seven days to five. That gives me two days off. One of those days will be where I am super active on my social medias and preparing new posts and my other day will be my chill day, where I literally take time to be selfish and look after myself. That being said, I am doing blogmas this year, so I will be uploading everyday in December and if I have any brand collaborations, I will get them up asap.

I just feel like I put so much time into this, but my time isn’t being well spent. I aim to one day have this as my job, so I need/want my blog to be the best it can be.

I hope you’re all okay with this change. It wont start until November anyway and let’s face it, it will probably be a nice break for you because let’s be honest, I post a lot in a week!

Also as a side note, I am still working on my merch, so don’t worry, I am making it happen. I will also be re-starting my youtube, so head over and subscribe.

Thank you for always supporting me and who knows maybe after the new year I will be able to do some moving posts. (Keep your fingers and toes crossed for me).

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

Love,

Alanna 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

Review: Malki Dead Sea Shower Cream

 Hey,

Happy Sunday! Welcome back. As you can see, I am bringing you my first review from my Malki dead sea skincare set. If you have no idea what I am talking about, here is my first impressions post. I thought now was the best time to put up my review considering I have nearly used up my shower cream already.As you read in my first impressions post I said ” This smells just like the soap, so I know I’m going to love it. The smell in this is very strong, but that could be because there is more product then the soap.” So here is what I actually think.

First try:

My skin is turning red, I don’t know if that’s normal but it’s going really red. It smells so good though.

Second try:

I love this smell. I can’t quite put my finger on what it is, but I love it. My skin isn’t going as red as it did the first time. My acne seems to be clearing up too, it’s something that starts with a R, I can never remember the name of it. It’s not your usual type of acne it’s just red spots that appear on my arms and legs, almost in a rash, that come and go when I am stressed.

Third try:

Okay my skin feels so good. Even my stretch marks are looking good. It feels healthy, it looks more life like and it’s just great. Still in love with the smell.

Fourth try

My skin feels amazing. It’s almost glowing, it just looks so good. I can’t believe what a massive impact it has had. 100% purchasing this. I don’t know how I have managed to live without it.

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These opinions are my own, you may have a very different experience with this product.

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Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed my thoughts. I totally reccomend that you grab a bottle next time you’re in boots. Totally affordable and so worth the money.

I look forward to seeing you in my next post.

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

Love,

Alanna ♡

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

First impressions: Malki Dead Sea Skin Care


Hello,

Welcome back to another post. Today I am bringing you a first impressions post. On Thursday 12th I recieved some very exciting mail, it was a package from Malki dead sea skin care. I emailed them and asked if they worked with bloggers because I was interested in trying out their products, after a few emails, I was sent out some amazing goodies and I am very excited to share them with you.

What is Malki dead sea skincare?

Malki Dead sea skincare is all natural ingredients, no added animal fat or detergents. The Dead Sea has been a source of health and beauty since biblical times. The rich concentration of minerals found here, at the lowest point of earth, possess properties that heal skin ailments like eczema, acne, psoriasis, ect.; stimulate blood circulation and restore water to body cells. 

Where can I buy this from?

You can actually find this at Boots and www.boots.com. They have a range of products that you can purchase, each one as great as the other.

What products do they sell?

I don’t want to name all of them, but here is a list of a few of them and there very affordable prices too!

  • Dead Sea Aromatherapy bath salts with Jasmine oil and rose petals £6.85 per 500ml
  • Dead Sea natural mineral facial wash £8.79 per 250ml
  • Dead Sea natural mineral shampoo £8.29 per 300ml
  • Dead Sea natural mineral conditioner £8.29 per 300ml

What products I recived:

In my box of goodies I recieved 

  • A natural black mud mask soap
  • Natural mineral soap
  • Natural mineral shower cream 
  • Body scrub with Frankinscence oil

The black mud mask soap

My first impressions of this is what the hell! I have never ever heard of a mask in the form of a soap. I am beyond excited to try this. The smell is so unique, I strangely like it. This could be a product that they use at a spa. 

Natural mineral soap

This is also a great smelling product. I love a good bit of soap so I’m pretty sure this will be the first thing I use. I am very impressed with the whole natural thing, it contains olive, palm, coconut and vegetable oils. That’s crazy! 

Natural mineral shower cream

This smells just like the soap, so I know Im going to love it. The smell in this is very strong, but that could be because there is more product then the soap. 

Body scrub with Frankinscence oil

This one I’m not too sure on. I love the smell and the texture, but the smell is also giving me a bit of a headache. It could be because I’m not use to the smell of Frankinsence so the best option is to just try it and find out.

Overall

Overall I am in love with the items, the packaging is so cute too. It’s very different from what I would usually request to review, but I am excited to give them ago. The whole packaging was amazing. Inclosed were the products, some wrapped in bubble wrap, there was a letter from the company to me and some infomation too! Not many companies do that so that gives them extra points.

Over the next few days maybe week, I will be trying out these products and reviewing them. I will obviously post my reviews. I will do a round up link post afterwards too. 

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Well there we go, my first impressions post. I hope you enjoyed this and if you did, make sure you come back and check out my reviews. 

Thank you for reading and I will see you again tomorrow.

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

Love,

Alanna ♡