Things I Love Thursday

Hello everyone! I am feeling so super positive and amazing today! Don’t you just love it when you have days like that where everything is just so chill and falls into place and you just feel at peace. Anyway, I am going to do today’s gratitude list a little bit differently. I just finished watching Gala Darling on Periscope and she shared 5 specific things that she is grateful for today with us then asked us to comment our 5 things back. She read two of mine out which felt pretty rad. So I’m going to list my 5 things below then it would be a super way to spread some gratitude and positivity if you could all post 5 things you are grateful for in the comment section below. Try to be as specific as possible. Also you should totally check out Gala on Periscope, her chats are always so inspiring and magical. Right, on with the gratitude;

1- My new glittery red nail polish from Barry M. It’s limited edition and sadly I can’t find it online but I managed to get mine in a Superdrug in Camden so they are out there. It’s a beautiful shiny gelly polish with great coverage. It has small, subtle glitter pigments so goes on really smoothly and lasts really well. It makes me feel really sophisticated but fun at the same time. I love it!

2- Once again the new Pagan Society at my uni which I am the secretary for. We had our first event the other night which I sadly couldn’t attend but I hear it went well. We have 76 followers on the Facebook page so not that long until we hit 100! Gala thought this was really cool and progressive which made me smile.

3- Home made humus. Since getting my Nutribullet for my birthday I have been making this a lot. It makes such lovely smooth humus in seconds. I love making my own because it means I can make it super garlicy. It’s also cheaper than buying it and as I almost always have the ingredients in the house it means I can have it whenever I desire.

4- Planning my gluten free, vegan brownies for tomorrows charity vegan potluck I am attending in Truro. I’ve never baked anything gluten free before so I hope it comes out okay! I just wanted to be as inclusive as possibly so when I saw that quite a few people coming are intolerant to gluten I jumped on the opportunity to try something new. I’m quite nervous about going as I don’t really know anyone but it should be fun plus I’m going to get to try so much yummy food!

5- Having freshly dyed pink hair. Although it’s been over a week now it still makes me so happy when I look in the mirror and see a mass of vibrant locks. I’m super lazy so only do my pink dye once every 2-3 months and only bleach my roots every 6 months so when I do both it’s so awesome. I feel renewed and energised. Hot, bright pink is for sure my power colour.

Right, that’s my 5 now get commenting! I want to hear about all the awesome things both big and small that have been going on in your lives this week.

Toodles.

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Things I Love Thursday

Welcome to yet another week of gratitude and awesomeness. I rediscovered my “Book Of Awesome” this week. Basically it’s a moleskine notebook where I used to recorded my gratitude lists before I had this blog. Upon finding it I decided to start using it again so have been writing day 5 things I am grateful for every day. Gratitude is such an important thing and recording it can be transformative. Since I started writing gratitude lists I have been so much happier and have been appreciating life so much more. They are also great if you are feeling down, you can look over old lists and see all the awesome things that have happened and dig deep to find things you are grateful for in that moment even if they seem small. So here goes:

❤ Being silly at he Gym with Sarah.

❤ Getting back into eating salad. I love the colours of salad, they really help cheer a meal up.

❤ Wearing my new trainers. They are so comfy and to top it off they are purple and turquoise.

❤ Decorating this little notebook with tonnes of stickers. It is now relevant to all of my interests- unicorns, dinosaurs and happiness.

❤ Feeling a wee bit creative.

❤ Stroking a super fluffy black cat.

❤ I somehow managed to get a 1st on my cultural theory essay at uni. So proud of myself because I found that essay really hard.

❤ Going out for breakfast with my boo. It’s such a nice meal and it makes a change being up and out doing fun things in the morning.

❤ Sunny Sunday selfies! Me and Oli went for a little picnic on the beach, It was super sunny when we left but by the time we got there it was getting chilly. We sat on the beach and ate ice-cream regardless.

❤ Swanpool is so pretty, I am blessed to live so close to it.

❤ Chatting to Jane (the owner of my favourite shop- Just Like This) we always have a nice natter.

❤ Coming inside when it’s really cold outside.

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❤ Awesome new pretties. I needed to get a new purse because my old one decided it didn’t want to be a purse any more and I managed to find the perfect one in town. It is so cute, has the exact right amount of card slots for me and is the perfect size. I love it so much. Having the right purse is so important- your hard earned cash deserves a beautiful home after all. My Crown and Glory order arrived the other day so after months of lusting over it I finally have a Lotta Rosie hairband in icecream! I also got my valentines day gift to myself in the post today. I treated myself to two valentines day exclusive candles from Ember Candle Co and they are beautiful. They smell like strawberries and cream and they make my heat sing. I think buying yourself a valentines day present is a great way to practice radical self love.

❤ I love finding heart shapes in nature and I found this lovely little petal staring up at me on my walk home from the bus stop today.

❤ Seeing an old lady with a rad streak of bubble-gum pink in her fringe, you go girl!

❤ “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars is totally my jam this week! It’s so uplifting and awesome.

I thought I’d end this post by sharing Gala Darling’s recent video about gratitude and how you can slip some practices into your life. She’s the reason I started making gratitude lists and her blog posts constantly inspire me so I hope this video inspires you too.

Toodles.

Loving Myself

At the beginning of the summer I decided to treat myself by buying Gala Darling’s Radical Self Love Bible School. It’s a wonderful 12 week course that helps you create an art journal bursting with positivity. Each week you get an email with prompts for your bible which you can expand on and play around with however you want. You can also work though the course at your own pace, meaning there’s no pressure.

I have not always loved myself. During the first few months of this year I was pretty harsh on myself. I was not happy on the course I was on, I wasn’t happy with how I was acting, I spent day’s locked in my room alone. I was eating terribly and gained some weight. I wasn’t looking after myself at all. I slowly realised with the help of my family and friends that I could escape this hole of doom I had been slowly sinking into.

I made the decision to change course (which I have written about here) and from that moment on I started climbing out. I knew that moving out of halls would help massively because although I loved my flatmates with all my heart, I had created a room full of negative energy and I needed out. So I decided to sign up for the course at the same time as I moved into my new house. A fresh new start meant I could start loving myself again.

Although I haven’t done as much of my Radical Self Love Bible as I would have liked to by this point I am still happy with it. I have been out have been out having fun with friends a lot, which is an equally positive way to spend my time.

I want to share some of the pages from my bible with you- I hope you enjoy them and they inspire you to get creative and love yourself!

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My cover page. I am so in love with this hot pink glitter glue, I need to get more soon! Pretty much all of my collages are made using pages from Company Magazine.

SONY DSC“I dedicate this book to fun! Life is full of joy, excitement and adventures. Being silly, having a blast and not caring what other people think= rad!!!”

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“Sad to Rad. Things to do to turn that frown upside down: ❤ Bake a microwave mug cake ❤ Go for a walk ❤ Listen to “My Rollercoaster” ❤ Put on a pretty colourful dress ❤ Wear cat ears ❤ Hang out with some ducks ❤ Take a long shower then cover yourself in lovely body butter”

SONY DSCThis page is about my greatest love affair! “Pink! (is my favourite crayon) My love affair with the colour pink started just before prom when I accidentally dyed my hair pink. Turns out I love it pink. Since then I have never looked back. Pink is such a happy, positive colour. It’s passion, love, fun & excitement. I feel like myself with pink hair, my true self. One of my favourite things about pink hair is the reactions people have to it, mainly young children- it brings them so much joy!”

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What style means to me. “Style to me is all about expressing myself. I love to wear 50’s style dresses with odd little touches like cat necklaces and skulls on everything. I love the juxtapositions of my personal style- vintage, feminine, floral dresses contrasted with skulls and tattoos. I love my pink and blue mermaid locks and they never fail to give my confidence. I put no boundaries on myself and dress to make me happy. It’s amazing what a dress and some lippy can do!”

I hope you enjoyed seeing inside my ongoing Radical Self Love Bible. I will update you when I have worked on it a bit more. Shout out to my lovely mum because I used a blanket she crocheted out of my baby clothes as a backdrop for these photos. Here’s a link to her craft blog: Purple Rose Emporium.

Toodles for now!

 

 

Things I love Thursday

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(ootd- Crop top- New Look, Skirt- Top Shop, moonstone necklace- a spiritual fair a few years ago)

Hello wonderful people! Sorry for the lack of content this week! I am working on a blog post about something very important to me but I don’t feel quite ready to share it yet. Here goes:

❤ Wearing crop tops! I always used to feel I was too big to wear crop tops. I am a UK size 12-14, although more of a 14 lately, and I thought that crop tops only looked good on people smaller than I. But one day I came across this Tumblr- Fat babes in crop tops and I was instantly inspired. The site is run by a body positive woman who realised she could wear whatever the hell she wanted. My new summer uniform has become crop tops and high waisted skirts and I feel freaking fabulous!

❤ My lovely new uni bag

❤ Ordering books for uni

❤ Lovely long showers- one of my favourite ways to show myself radical self love

❤ Rupaul’s Drag Race

❤ Signing up for the Glitterati! I am so excited because not only do I get a lovely surprise box full of hair goodies I get an extra special one as it’s my birthday month. It’s my 20th birthday present to myself.

❤ Gala Darling featuring my 5 things I am grateful for today in her things I love Thursday! It’s such an honour because Gala is such a massive inspiration to me- I mean she’s the main reason I keep up my blog and make these gratitude posts.

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❤ Getting super excited for my upcoming tattoos! I will share them both with you when they are done.

❤ The birthday excitement really kicking in as people keep telling me that they have found perfect presents for me.

❤ Cornwall Pride was, as always, fabulous! The day was lovely and sunny, surrounded by friends in Victoria Gardens. Then on to the evening where we watched our friend do an awesome Lady Gaga inspired drag act. His a cappella version of “Born this way” brought a tear to my eye. I had a wonderful day being proud!

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Things I love Thursday

tumblr_n5hll24v1F1qliczno1_500❤ Putting lots of veggies in big batches of veggie chilli

❤ All this sun we are getting this week

❤ Buying pretty new summer dresses (yay to sales and charity shops- 3 dresses for under £20!)

❤ Finding the boots I have worn to death in the sale and my Nan buying them for me for when mine finally go

❤ Hanging out with my family

❤ My new “Cat Lady” necklace

❤ Good hair days

❤ Dinner at Zizzis with Sarah

❤ Iced coffee in the sun with Saskia

❤ Seeing Oli’s uni band play live

❤ Borrowing big stacks of books from the library

❤ Wearing sunglasses every time I step out the front door

❤ Laughter

❤ Butterflies flitting around

❤ Being sleepy after a long day doing good things!

❤ My all time favourite summer song:

 

 

Things I love Thursday

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I’ve been so incredibly happy lately. Not sure if that’s due to the beautiful weather we have been having down in Cornwall lately or the fact that it really feels like I am finally getting on with my life. Regardless I have just been dancing on rainbows lately and it feels amazing. Heres a few things from the past week that I am grateful for:

❤ Eating lunch on the beach

❤ Long walks in the sun

❤ Perfect outfits

❤ Cooking

❤ Making smoothies

❤ Getting a new tattoo- my lovely Bei Badgirl piece which featured in my post the other day

❤ Pretty pink flowers

❤ Feeling happy everyday

❤ My new Pixie and Pixier necklace with a photo of Jim my cat in (!) Will be reviewing at a later date

❤ Relaxing after a long day

❤ Receiving compliments from strangers

❤ Falafels

❤ Living by the sea

❤ Feeling inspired

❤ Blogging!

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I hope everyone has a wonderful week 🙂

Thanks for reading my lovelies!

x

Let the good times roll

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Thought I would share a collage with you. I was chilling out with my love the other day when suddenly I had this massive urge to collage. I grabbed an old copy of Company magazine and away I went!

I first found the piece of text saying “let the good times roll” then went from there. I had so much fun doing it I’m all ready wanting to create more.

My journal is slowly becoming a radical self love bible, I really must sign up to Gala Darlings course soon.

I hope you like my collage, there will be more in the future. Why not put some old magazines to use and get crafty too?

Things I love Thursday

I have been doing “Things I love Thursday” posts on my Tumblr blog for quite some time but have decided to move them here. Every week I aim to write a list of things I have been grateful for or have made me smile over the past 7 days. Be they big or small they all matter and remind me how amazing the world can be. These lists are inspired by Gala Darling’s weekly posts and various other bloggers lists. So here goes:

*Dying my hair (the blue dye is still on my fringe as I type this!)
*Going to the gym
*Sleepy time tea
*Collaging
*Seeing tattoo designs for the first time
*Sleepy cuddles
*Old books in charity shops
*Getting back into reading
*Blasting out Lady Gaga
*Braiding my hair when it’s wet so it dries wavy

What things have made you smile this week? Writing lists like these can really help you focus on the positive.

Until next time darlings!