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

 

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

My favourite Halloween movies


Hey,

We’re getting there! I can almost start uploading my Christmas themed posts. For now though, I am spending my time buzzing for my Halloween party. Decorations are being brought, food is in the freezer, drinks well, I’m saving that for last otherwise they’ll be gone. Would you like a post on my party or would you rather I do something else? 

Anyway, today I am sharing my favourite Halloween movies. Hopefully you’ll see some of yours, if not, comment them below so others can check them out.

Hocus Pocus

Of course this is my number one film, I don’t think anything will ever beat this. Here is a little background of the film just incase you’ve never heard of it.

1693 Thackery Binx is transformed into an immortal cat by three witches on Halloween night after they try to take away Thackery’s sisters youth. The witch leave a spell before being killed, they promise to come back when a virgin lights up the haunted candle on Halloween night. 300 years later, a teenage boy, Max, his friend Allison and his little sister Dani light it up bringing the witches back. Max, Allison and Dani have to get rid of the witches before they steal the youth of every kid in town.

Casper

Who doesn’t love Casper? He is the friendliest ghost after all. It’s such a light hearted film and a must watch in my opinion.

Casper is a friendly ghost who falls in love with a teenage girl, Kat, who starts living in the haunted house with her father. Thier relationship isn’t easy seeing as Casper’s uncles (also ghosts) tries to scare them away. Kat doesn’t have many friends because of her travelling with her dad, but she becomes popular in Maine because of the house. Kat notices that Casper doesn’t remember his life and death so she helps him bring his memories back.

Hotel Transylvania

Honestly this is such a good family film to watch. My family love it, even my dad sits with us and watches it. It’s just a fun film and the best part is, there is a Transylvania two!

Dracula runs a hotel away from the humans for all of his “monster” friends. He turns super over protective when a mortal boy discovers the hotel and falls in love with his teenage daughter. The story follows his love for his daughter.

Miss Peregrine’s home for peculiar children

I bloody love this! I have seen it twice now and the whole story is amazing. I believe it was a book first so I am 100% adding that to my Christmas wishlist! 

For years Abraham Portman has told his grandson Jacob about his amazing childhood as a Jew in World War two, battling monsters trying to eat him, and living at a secret home for children in Wales. According to Abe, the homes children and their headmistress Miss Alma Peregrine posses paranormal abilitues and are known as “Peculiars”. Following advice from his psychiatrist and by a secret letter from Miss Peregrine to Abe, Jacob travels to Cairnholm with his father Frank to investigate thr children’s home, where upon he learns that it was destroyed during a Luftwaffe raid. However, he visits the ruined house and finds that the children are there alive and well. They take him through a portal in a cave and he emerges in the year 1943 when the house was still intact and Miss Peregrine greets him and shows him around. 

Other things happen, which puts the children, Jacob and Miss Peregrine in danger but you’ll have to watch to find out.

The Addams Family

Ah what a classic! I am often told I am a copy of Wednesday Addams, which to me is a compliment. I don’t think you can call it Halloween until you’ve seen this film.

The Addams are a gothic family and they are about to lose their money because of their liar lawyer. They come up with the idea of making Gordon pretend that he is uncle a Fester to get their money back, but things get harder and harder for the peculiar family. 

Suicide squad

Okay so it’s not a Halloween film, but it sure is a kick ass one! Sit back with your popcorn and enjoy your “villans” become kick ass “heros”. 

A secret goverment agency recruits some of the most dangerous super villains to form a defesnive task force. Their first mission is: to save the world from the apocalypse. Do they complete their task?

Corpse Bride

I love this film. It’s so good and it melts my heart. The only reason its Halloweeny is because their corpses. If they weren’t it would still be a beautiful story.

Tim Burton movies for the win! The main character Victor is about to get married to Victoria a beautiful woman, but while practicing his vows, Victor gets really nervous and catches on fire Victoria’s mums dress. He isn’t allowed to marry her until he learns his vows. Finally, he recites his vows correctly, and places his ring of the eternal covenant on a root of the ground resembling a few fingers. Suddenly the “root”, which is actually a human hand, grabs him firmly on the arm and the floor emerges the corpse of a beautiful woman wrapped in a wedding dress. The corpse bride declares that the boy is her husband and this, after receiving the traditional kiss, faints. Victor awakens in a town full of dead, among them the corpse bride, with whom he had accidentally married. Confused and frightened, he demands to be told where he is. The corpses explain that he is in the land of the Dead and tell a story of love and disappointment which explains the reasons for this “strange” marriage.

And that is it. My favourite Halloween films. What ones have you watched? Which one is your favourite? 

Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this post. I will see you again tomorrow with a new fun post.

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

Love,

A 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

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.

Please do not be alarmed

You may notice that I am deleting my posts. Do not be alarmed. I’m just startinh a-fresh and I don’t want to lose my blog name because I feel that suits me.

Any questions? I am happy to answer. If you feel you want to unfollow, please just take note that I am 18 years old, I have moments where I need to change things and my blog is one of them. I will be back. I will be posting better, longer, higher quality posts. 

Its time for a new, adult me.