Amazon Haul

I think I should be banned from buying things online. First I was obsessed with eBay and now it’s Amazon. Anyway, I bought some great deals from Amazon and I wanted to show them to you all. If I can, I will link that item so that if you’re interested, you can purchase it too.

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Bleach, Vol. 1: Strawberry and the Soul Reapers by Tite Kubo [x]

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I have recently become so obsessed with manga! I bought this book from an Amazon seller rather than Amazon itself. This book cost me £2.81 including postage. I know, it’s a great deal.

Bleach, Vol. 2: Goodbye Parakeet, Good Night My Sister by Tite Kubo [x]

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Yep, that’s right, I was so sure that I’d like the first book that I decided to buy the second one too. I actually bought this one for the same great price that I bought the first one for.

Disney Princess Collectable Buildable Figures [x]

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I bought this as part of a Disney themed Easter gift for someone. This cost me £2.75 which is actually a little expensive but oh well. You can collect seven Disney figures in total. Each pack includes one princess and one gift charm related to the figure.

Naruto, Vol. 1: Uzumaki Naruto by Mavashi Kishimoto [x]

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Another manga, no one is shocked. I only paid about £3 for this including postage as once again, i didn’t get it from Amazon, it was a seller.

Disney Frozen Erasers (4 Pack) [x]

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These Disney erasers were also bought as part of the collection of gifts that I bought for the Easter Disney gift. I bought these for only 99p which is a great deal.

5 Things You Should Donate To Charity Shops

Many people are now turning to charity shops for a cheap way to buy their clothes, housewear and furniture. Charity shops are crying out for donations and volunteers. It would be nice if everyone could go through a few things and make a little donation. Every little thing helps. There’s lot of things that you can donate.

Clothes. We all have clothes just sitting in our wardrobes that we never wear may they be too big, too small, or we just don’t like them. Instead of letting them just hang in your wardrobe doing nothing, why not donate them and let someone else have the pleasure of wearing them.

Books. Recently I went through all my books and I found so many that I just don’t want anymore. I decided if I don’t want them, I’ll donate them.

Board games and puzzles. I know for a fact that I have a huge pile of unplayed games in a cupboard upstairs. I’m sure a lot of you do too. We could all grab them and give them to a charity shop so that a child (or adult) can enjoy them because let’s face it, our cupboard isn’t playing with them. Before donations them, you will need to check that all the pieces are there and aren’t broken.

Furniture. This is something that I didn’t know you could donate. I used to just throw my old furniture in a skip. You can actually find charity shops dedicated to selling furniture such as sofa and tables. Often, they have someone who will come and collect the furniture from your house so you don’t even have to do anything.

Soft furnishings. This is something that I didn’t know you could donate until recently. A lot of charity shops will take your curtains, bed sheets and small rugs. Please make sure that you don’t try to donate things that aren’t clean.

There’s so much more that you can donate to charity shops and they will be so grateful. Call into your local charity shop and see if there’s anything they need that you could donate. You can also look online to see what the dos and don’ts are towards donating.

P.S. No one wants your sex toys, dirty underwear and stained clothes. Please consider what you’re donating. Charity shops have to spend thousands of pounds getting rid of all the faulty items that are donated.

P.S.S. Maybe if you have a few hours spare, you could volunteer at a charity shop.

January Favourites

I can’t believe that the first month of 2016 is already over. It only feels like yesterday when I said goodbye to 2015. Please slow down 2016, I have so much I want to do!

Sprinkle Of Glitter Strappy Dress

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I was going to take a photo of me wearing the dress but I would actually like to do a full post on the dress (Yes, I do love it that much) so I don’t want to ruin it. if you didn’t know already, Sprinkle of Glitter has designed her own clothing range. This dress is just one of the many beautiful garments. It’s a navy/black dress with pink and purple polka dots. This dress makes me feel so gorgeous. I want to wear it forever! You can buy the dress here if you’re interested.

Secret Garden Artist’s Edition

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This colouring book is no ordinary colouring book. It’s a huge book and each page has a pattern on ready to be coloured in, ripped out and framed. My boyfriend bought me this book as a surprise and I was super happy. I am going to have colourings all over the walls. I feel like a child again!

Sprinkle of Glitter Diary 2016

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Another thing by Sprinkle of Glitter, can you tell she is my favourite YouTuber yet? I am not very good at using a diary and I usually give up by mid-january. Well, not this year! This diary is so beautiful and well organised that I find myself excited to write my plans in it. I constantly have it with me and I just feel like such an organised person.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J. K. Rowling

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I have mentioned a couple of times that I haven’t actually read the Harry Potter books yet. I mentioned in my Reading Goals for 2016 post that I wish to read Harry Potter this year. Well, I am and I’m loving it. I started the first book and I just can’t stop reading it and thinking about it. I do find myself comparing it to the film a lot (the book is sooooo much better). If for some odd reason you, like me a week ago, have not yet managed to read Harry Potter then do. I never thought it would be my type of book but it so is.

Manic Panic Deep Purple Dream Semi-Permeant Hair Dye

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My mum bought this to dye her hair but I got over excited for her and asked if we could try some on my hair. It came out so well. I have blonde hair so it came out so bright and beautiful. I need to buy myself some more of this is different colours. Rainbow hair, here I come.

What are your favourites of this month?

My Weight Loss Motivation

Everyone is motivated by different things. Some people are motivated by a weightless coach yelling abuse at them and other people are motivated by inspiring quotes. Everyone is different and that’s what makes Humans great.

I thought I would share some of the things that motive me so that you can maybe be motivated by them too.

Model My Diet

This is such an amazing thing that I only recently discovered. I stumbled upon it when someone shared there ‘before and goal’ photo.

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This website asks you for lots of information such as your weight and high and all those other bits. It then generate ‘you’. I will admit that it is not 100% accurate but it is almost there. It then works out your goal weight and creates a ‘goal you’. I find that looking at ‘goal me’ helps me know that I’m working towards.

Facebook Groups

This is a little bit obvious but a lot of diet plans have Facebook groups that you can join. There you can find lots of other people who are full of tips and tricks to help you on your weightless journey.

I’m currently in a weight loss Facebook group and the people in it are so nice and supportive. I recommend having a look around and finding a group that motivates you.

Simone’s Journey To Health

This is a Facebook page that follows the journey of Simone.

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She post before and after photos along with motivational posts, supportive comments and workouts. Feel free to check her page out because it is amazing.

Insults

I know that this sounds a little bit like a funny one but insults are so good at motivating me. They seem to make me want to prove that person so wrong.

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That being said, don’t try insulting someone as a form of encouragement. Insults do hurt!

What motivates you to lose weight?

Life Update | 24th January, 2016

I feel like I haven’t been very good at blogging recently. I have been uploading whenever and whatever I felt like with no real schedule behind it. I need a schedule. Oh how I love a schedule.

Anyway, I decided that I’d do a little post just telling you all what’s happening in my life at the moment.

I am currently embarking on a new weight loss journey by trying a new diet. This one is called Slim and Save. It is a very low calorie diet (VLCD). So far it has been all good but only time can tell. I already feel so much better from it though. I feel so much less bloated which is amazing. Clothes are instantly fitting better and I am starting to feel so much better in myself. Hopefully in a few months I will be even slimmer and more active and will actually been to feel comfortable in my own body.

I did a blog post a couple of weeks back saying how my little doggy has had one of her legs amputated. She is now all recovered and back to her completely normal self. She has actually started chewing all the arms and legs off all her teddies. It’s like she is trying to make them suffer too! She has also started biting everyone toes when we walk around without shoes or socks on. Why do puppies have to be so nibbley?!

I also wanted to add that I am still dating my amazing boyfriend, Simon (don’t know why I complimented him. He doesn’t read my blog posts so he won’t see this). We have been together for quite a while now. We are actually planning to move in together soon so if that happens then there will be lots of moving house and house furnishing posts to come.

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I am going to try to make a schedule for uploading posts. I would also like to upload more regularly.

One Lovely Blog Award

I have been nominated for the One Lovely Blog Award by lotsoflove200989. Thank you so much for nominating me!

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The Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you, including a link to their blog.
  2. List the rules and include the award badge in your acceptance post.
  3. Add seven facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers and notify them of their nomination.

Seven Facts About Me:

  1. I currently have two tattoos but hopefully in the near future I will have so much more.
  2. I am a lover of lists. I just feel that they are so organised and helpful.
  3. Wearing pants is my least favourite thing. I constantly walk around my house without pants on. I have actually answered the door a couple of times without pants on by accident. Oops.
  4. My current favourite colour is pink but this changes on a weekly basis. Before pink it was yellow and before that green.
  5. I’m trying to learn to speak Japanese but it’s so hard so it’s taking me so long.
  6. I’ve always loved the idea of being able to play an instrument. I am jus not musically inclined. My boyfriend tried to teach me how to play the guitar but I was hopeless.
  7. The best way to start a day is by having a cup of tea in bed.

Nominations:

How Lynnaful

EmsLF

Silverpepperofstars

Behind These Brown Eyes

Missamrunaway

I can’t think of anymore to nominate but if you see this then feel free to nominate yourself.

Film Review: The Diary of a Teenage Girl

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‘In 1970s San Francisco, a precocious 15-year-old (Bel Powley) embarks on an enthusiastic sexual odyssey, beginning with her mother’s current lover (Alexander Skarsgård).’
Director: Marielle Heller
Running time: 1h 42m
Screenplay: Marielle Heller
Story by: Phoebe Gloeckner
Certificate: 18
Usually coming of age films tend to all go the same way; exploring their sexuality while experimenting with drugs and getting pregnant. This film however, didn’t quite go that way. This is the story of a girl name Minnie, aged 15, who is exploring her sexuality with enthusiasm and once she discovers how good sex is, she craves more. She makes bad decisions and sleeps with some of the wrong people but this film ends all very well.
The story is told by Minnie who is played by Bel Powel. We are made to feel a little bit like we are in her head as she tells the story. Heller uses animations to duplicate this effect.
The film starts with Minnie explaining “I’ve just had sex. Holy Shit!” and then she begins to tell us (well a cassette tape) the story of how she lost her virginity to her mother’s current boyfriend, Monroe.  He is in his 30s and Minnie is still aged 15 so this is quite a controversial issue.
We never truly find out why Minnie is so obsessed with having sex with Monroe. The film doesn’t get tied down in the psychological issue by telling us. Instead, it is just enough that Monroe is attractive and Minnie’s hormones are raging. Monroe is not the usual ‘paedophile/rapist’ character, he is played with a kind of sweetness that almost makes him likeable. Minnie and Monroe both egg each other on and manipulate each other which makes their relationship even more wrong. Monroe’s behaviour is incredibly gross but Minnie is too caught up in the idea of someone liking her to see this.
So, does this film promote a 15 year old girl sleeping with a man in his 30’s? By Minnie getting away with no consequences does it show the wrongness of the situation? That’s maybe a too complex issue and should be left to the individual to decide their opinion.
I would definitely recommend watching this film. It had me glued from the start to the end.