July Rundown ’18

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Hey Dreamers,

this month I’ve gotten into a couple new things such as programmes, activities, and  SHOES!! To start off with, here are a few Netflix series that I’ve recently gotten into this month; let me know in the comments if you’ve watched any of these and your opinions on them.

This month I had a lovely weekly stay at center parcs, although the room was really stuffy when it came to me going to sleep, I really enjoyed waking up to the nature outside my bedroom window, my family had fun swimming and we also had a few bike rides while we were there. I haven’t ridden a bike for a good few years now so the initial first minute took a bit of getting used to, but I was looking forward to cycling prior to the trip and it just reminded me how much I love and have missed it.

If you’d like to see a few photos I took while being there you can check them out on a saved story on my Ig @RachaelTeasdill. I also have a short film in progress so stayed tuned on my blog and Youtube channel.

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Netflix recommendations:

1: The Originals

2: Good Witch

3: Once Upon A Time

Movies and Additional Programmes:

1: Tomb Raider (2018)

2: Brain on Fire

3: Outlander series 2

4: Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

July Videos

 

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This month I’ve been loving Ariana Grande’s new singles at the moment, especially ‘God Is A Woman’. The visuals for the music video are so stunning and iconic, this could be the best song and music video to date; in my opinion.

On youtube, I’ve rediscovered the American solo singer, songwriter ‘Kiana Ledé which I first found when she posted covers of songs, and really like her voice and her interpretation of the songs. She’s recently come out with her Debut Ep ‘Selfless’ and it’s so good. If you’re into the R&B/Soul genre definitely check it out here.

My fave’s at the moment are ‘Ex’, ‘Fairplay’ and ‘Show Love’.

July Playlist

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★ ‘Going Places’ Suitcase from Primark

Dorset Tea bags from Stewarts

Instax Mini 9 Camera from Argos

New Instax Mini 9 Camera Case and Photo Album from Amazon

★ Pastel/light Yellow Nail Polish from Avon

★ Grey checkered printed Trainers with suede laces from Primark

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I also purchased a pretty good quality printer/scanner for my personal summer project of firstly creating prints and t-shirts with my illustrations on, I’m currently in the process of experimenting and developing my illustrations for this small business. I’m really excited about this as it’s been a long time coming, always a dream in the back of my head but I’m trying to keep telling myself ‘just go for it’ as ‘I have nothing to lose’.

Feel free to comment what you’d like to see on the prints and t-shirts, I have a good idea of what I want to produce but I’m always open to concepts and other themes that my target market might also enjoy…

I hope you enjoyed this month’s roundup, as you can tell by the title I thought it would be a good idea to change it up a bit. I also have a few interesting blog posts coming soon that I think you’ll love as I’m aiming to get back into the swing of creating content for my little space on the internet. Anyway till my next blog post,

Rachael x

July Favourites 2017

Hey Dreamers,
I’ve enjoyed putting these together and sort of reflecting on the past month and what I’ve been up to. I have links available for a Playlist I’ve created if you’re interested in all I’ve Loved in the Month of July.
 
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I’m thinking to create Monthly playlists for the Youtube videos I watch, similar to the Monthly Music Playlist I create. Let me know what you think in the comments.
Outlanders on Channel 4 (in UK)
The Circle on Netflix
Shadow Hunters on Netflix
Beauty and the Beast (2016) on DVD

I have a Music Playlist with a range of tracks I’ve listened to over the past month available below. If you like any of the tracks, do recommend any of the same sound in the comments, I always like to hear feedback and such from my followers.

July 2017 Playlist

7,300 Days by Isabella Mente
Since a young age, Isabella has always had a passion for writing so when it came to her 19th Birthday she made a vow to her self to follow her Dreams. In doing so she started to Write, Create and even Self Publish her first book by her 20th Birthday; which also the day she released her book. This also inspired the Title of the Book.
(Fun fact my Mum and Isabelle share a Birthday, 29th September). I think this concept and personal story behind her first book is pretty cool, and pretty inspiring because she set this goal for herself not knowing if it would become of anything. If interested in checking out more of her content, here’s her video going into more of what I’ve mentioned. 🙂
Not only is her writing really relatable and refined into poems, her style is soo cute too!
You can purchase your own copy of her book on Amazon here:  7,300 Days
I’ve Recently been on Twitter as I’ve not visited my account for a while, I’ve also started posting which is a bit weird for me as I know how to use Twitter I’ve just not been the type to write loads of some what random posts about anything and everything on a social media as I still don’t think it’s whats important in life. If I do post now it’s mostly for me to look back on and also to interact with Friends that also have Twitter.
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This is a new segment in my Monthly Favourites, which might not be featured every month but will be here when I have a few Products I’d like to share with you.
My Skin hasn’t been great at the moment and I think it’s because of Summer, and slight Hay Fever symptoms like I normally do this time of the year.
I purchased Garnier Pure Active 3in1 Face Product about a year ago or so solely because it was three in one and I was intrigued to find out how to use it and if It was a product that works. It really helps my skin and I notice I get bored a lot when it comes to Skin Care and some routines become tedious after a while. Seeing as there are three different options, I don’t get as bored as I used to.
My Mum actually purchased a Visage Facial Cleanser brush and gave it to me a while ago, I’ve used it now for about 3 weeks and it’s really great, because of the many options and the easy click on and take off brush heads; this can also be used with face washes etc. The only thing I’d say is a down fall is that it vibrates, which I assume is to help with the circulation and blood flow around your body, apart from this I recommend you purchase something similar.
This Month I been really getting back into using face masks and I’ve decided the only masks I will use is the ones from 7th Heaven because they’re cruelty-free and suitable for vegetarians, which is a great purchase. My favourite one I’ve found so far is the one below because of the way it heats up really quickly when its content comes into contact with your face; which is good for opening up your pores and making it easier to get rid of everything nasty. They’re also super cheap.
Being a money conscious student does help to find different products you wouldn’t initially look for, for example, these nail Polishes are purchased from Poundland and what I’ve used of them so far, they’ve been really good. It’s been nice to have a little something different going on, that’s slightly Summery too.
So it was one of my Friends Birthdays recently so I thought to create something, I ended up creating two notebooks one A5 and another A6 along with a similar themed Bookmark attached inside. I have a DIY coming up for this so keep your eyes peeled, (or just sign up for Current Newsletters by Email; that might be the painless option haha).
Self Love is one of those things I think everyone goes through at some stage of their life, whether it’s feeling not up to your friends and families expectations of you, finding you worth and maybe comparing yourself to other. I think Practicing Self Love on one’s self will guide you through to a much happier life. Start with your thoughts, maybe that voice inside your head is not so kind to you, try to shut that down and change the way you think about yourself.
Thank you for reading, this has been my second Monthly Favourites, believe it or not.
I’d be interested to hear your Monthly Favourites, any recommendations would be appreciated. 🙂
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