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

Book review: New Moon

Hey,

Welcome back to another book review. I am working my way slowly through my books, but I am struggling to keep going because the Twilight saga is such a bore. Today I am sharing my opinion on the second book in the saga, new moon. 

Honestly, this book has made me a little confused. In the first book we find out that Bella is 17 and little Jacob is 15, so why is Bella basically jumping at him? Poor Edward is doing his best to follow all the rules, while being in love and wanting his family to be safe. If Bella was a real person acting this way, she would straight up be classed as a “fuck girl”. She is messing with two people and for what? She already has enough attention.

Bella is now 18 so technically an adult, but she is acts like a child. Edward leaves her to keep her safe, but instead she does reckless things so she will hear his voice in her head. Personally I think she should go get checked out because hearing voices in your head is not normal, but apparently it is, it means you’re in love.

Thankfully things pick up a bit when Edward goes to see the Voltori. Finally some drama. Although Edward is trying to kill himself, I can’t stop the hatred towards Bella. She was up to her mind games again, jumped off a cliff, Jacob just about saved her life, but because he is now a warewolf, all Alice could see was Bella commit suicide. Vampires can’t see warewolves in their visions, so Edward was told that Bella was dead (I was secretly hoping she was) even though she wasn’t and he couldn’t take it. He wanted to die if he couldn’t be with Bella. 

Edward has been around for some hundred years and he has never loved someone like he loves Bella and she is completely playing on his feelings. Boys are so sensitive, vampire or not, you find out your girlfriend committed suicide, you’re going to lose your shit.

Obviously Edward doesn’t die because we have a third book, basically he was told to turn Bella into a vampire or to kill her because she knows about vampires, but Alice shows a vision of Bellas future and what a shock, she is a vampire, so the Voltori release them and they go back home and its all “I love you”. More drama happens when Jacob tells Bella that if she turns into a vampire, the wolf gang will attack the Cullens. She doesn’t know what to do but carries on loving it up with Edward. 

The book finishes there and I am now on my way to read Eclipse where Victoria is hell bent on killing Bella because Edward killed James way back in Twilight. A new pack of vampires is made and things get a little more juicy. Bella is of course at the centre of it again, but I am not suprised.

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That is the end of my review. Have you read New Moon? Did you enjoy it? Have I put you off reading the saga? Let me know what you think. 

Thank you for reading, I hope you have a wonderful evening.

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

Love,

Alanna x

My Netflix must watch list

Hey,

How are you? How has your day been?

Today I thought I would bring you a post that might help lift the ease of school, a post that might actually get you hooked and totally forget about school or a post that melts your brain. Yes Netflix can cause all three of these effects.

I have been spending my time binge watching some great films/series and I thought it was time I share them with you.

Netflix binge list

  • Gilmore Girls
  • A year in the life of Gilmore Girls
  • Riverdale
  • 13 reasons why
  • What happend to Monday?
  • Death Note
  • The Age of Adaline
  • Before I fall
  • To the bone
  • You get me
  • A girl like her
  • The story of Diana
  • Crazy Ex Girlfriend
  • Nerve
  • The breakfast club
  • The outcasts

Don’t forget you can always add your favourites in the comments. Have you watched anything on this list? Let me knos your opinions on them.

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

Love,

A x

Book review: The Host

Hey,

How are you? How has your day been? Today I have spent the day reading and I have finally finished The Host.

Let’s just start by saying that it is the best book I have ever read. It even beats Beautiful Creatures and that book has been my favourite for about three years now, so that is clearly saying something. I have seen the film twice, honestly I didn’t know it was a book until after I saw the film. As usual the film does not do any justice. I saw the film and I was impressed but after reading the book, I feel as though its changed my life.

What is The Host about?

Melanie Stryder refuses to fade away. The earth has been invaded by a species that takes over the minds of their human hosts while leaving their bodies intact, and most of humanity has succumbed.

Wonderer, the invading “soul” who has been given Melanie’s body, knew about the challenges of living inside a human: the overwhelming emotions, the too-vivid memories. But there was one difficulty Wanderer didn’t expect: the former tenant of her body refusing to relinquish possession of her mind.

Melanie fills the Wanderer’s thoughts with visions of the man Melanie loves – Jared, a human who still lives in hiding. Unable to separate herself from her body’s desires, Wanderer yearns for a man she’s never met. As outside forces make Wanderer and Melanie unwilling allies, they set off to search for the man they both love.

Featuring what may be the first love triangle involving only two bodies. The Host is a riveting and unforgettable novel that will bring a vast new readership to one of the most compelling writers of our time.

That was just the back of the book, and already it has you hooked doesn’t it? Just wait until you start reading the book, you’ll never put the book down, even once you’ve finished it you wont want it to leave your hands. It’s as if it is a sacred piece of art. Yes the book has flaws, what book doesn’t? Wanderer is a very obnoxious main character, but I love it. It brings a lot more life to the story. The only character I really didn’t enjoy was Jared, he is such an ass.

I wasn’t expecting anything great when I first saw who the author was, don’t get me wrong, I have no issues with Stephenie Meyer, I’m just not the biggest fan of the Twilight saga, which she wrote. Honestly, do not judge this book by it’s somewhat weird cover, or the author. I am certain that this book will excite you, change the way you look at things and will make you question more things that you thought you knew the answer too.

I totally recommend this post, I mean that is pretty obvious but I just thought I would make it clear. I think you should read the book first and then watch the film, but honestly it doesn’t have an impact either way. Just keep your mind open and you will end up being flooded by insane inspiration.

Have you ever read this book? Or have you seen the film? I’d love to know if you have the same opinions as me, or if we might end up arguing in the comments. I hope you have enjoyed this post, let me know if you did, and if you didn’t, let me know how to improve it.

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

Love,

Alanna x

How to: Throw a cocktail party

Hello,

Welcome back my lovlies, how are you? What have you been up to today? I have been super busy tidying up, writing posts and planning for my party.

Because I am planning my own party, I thought it would be a cool idea to do a “how to throw a cocktail party” post because I haven’t seen a post like this before (correct me if I am wrong.) My party isn’t a cocktail party, it’s literally a “who can drink the most” party but its going to be great fun. I’ll post about it after its happened.

Cocktail parties are normally quite fancy, so here is a step by step guide on how to create a wonderful cocktail party.

How to throw a cocktail party.

Drinks

  • Obviously this should be your top priority, whether your making your own cocktails or you are buying them, you need to make sure you have planned ahead.
  • Is there enough of each drink?
  • Is there a wide selection of drink?
  • Are you providing non-alchoholic drinks too? Check out my Mocktails post for some insporation.

The food

  • This is just as important as the drinks. You don’t want people drinking on an empty stomach, but somehow I don’t think chicken nuggets really go with the cocktail theme.
  • Do some research, what foods go with what cocktails.
  • Will there be enough food for everyone?
  • Will you serve it on platters or is it a case of help yourself?

Budget

  • Parties always need a budget, you don’t want to go overboard and break the bank. Be firm and make cut backs if you need too.
  • If its cheaper to make a few cocktails instead of buying them, then do that.
  • As friends to bring something, if each friend brings a bottle then not only do you cut back on price, but you still have enough to drink.

Setting the enviroment

  • Its all well and good having a party, but you need to find a right time. When is it acceptable to start drinking?
  • I’d set the time anywhere between 4pm and 9pm. They can last for as long as you want.

Dress code

  • Cocktail parties are normally quite dressy-uppy. You pull out those elegant little black dresses, or those crimson leg split dresses. Something with a bit of taste. Tell your guest to get glammed up, make the most of it.

Music

  • All parties need music, whether you actually listen to it or not is a different matter, sometimes you just hear the faint noise because everyone is chatting and socialising. Work out what type of music is best, maybe search on spotify or youtube for insporation.

Decoration

  • Again, something all parties have. Look on Amazon for some cocktail decorations and glitz your place up. Make sure there is enough room to move about and set things down.

Enjoy yourself

  • When the day comes, just relax and enjoy yourself. Don’t try and make everything too perfect, enjoy the drinks and the company. You can worry about the mess you make tomorrow.

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That is the end of my “How to throw a cocktail party”. I have never done this before so I am sorry if my tips aren’t that helpful. Have you ever had a cocktail party before? Have you been to one?

Let me know if you enjoyed this post and if you didn’t tell me how to improve it.

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

Love,

A x