5 Ways To Use Washi Tape

If you know me at all, it’s likely that you have experienced my love for Washi Tape. Washi Tape is essentially patterned or coloured sticky tape, and it’s more versatile than you think! I did a post similar to this on an old blog, so it’s due an upgrade! Here are five ways you can use Washi Tape:

5 Ways To Use Washi Tape

1 – Identify Your Belongings

Does everyone in your household own the same pair of earphones? Do you never know whether you’ve picked up yours or your brothers. Here’s the answer to all your problems – washi tape! Wrap a small piece of tape around the bit that sit just under your ear and voila, your earphones are instantly recognisable! This nifty trick works for other objects too – perhaps your favourite pen?

2 – Pimp Your Stuff

That sounds a bit weird but do you ever get a brand new notebook for school and then you find that actually, it’s a bit boring… Washi Tape saves the day again! A small bit of tape can have it looking fabulous in no time at all!

3 – Become The Bullet Journal Queen, or King… Or whatever the non-binary version is…

Bullet Journals and Washi Tape is a match made in heaven! I find that this tape can brighten up any spread if used in the right way!

4 – Divide your Pages

Cut of a bit of washi, and tah dah, you have yourself a page/folder divider! Who need Post-It with their fancy stuff, when you can use all sorts of weird and wonderful washi tape! You can also stick a small piece of paper on the back to stop it sticking to everyone and everything!

5 – What wire goes where?

Have you got a bunch of wires coming out your extension lead and you have no clue which one leads to what? Washi is your saviour yet again! Wrap a piece around the wire and pinch the end together to make them stick. You could cut a triangle into it so that it looks like a flag! You could also write on it what the wire is meant to be for (that would probably be helpful!)

So, there’s some ideas to get you going! I’ll probably do another Washi Tape post in the future – look out for that! I hope you enjoyed my post!

If you’d like to get some, I know that Hobbycraft is a good place to go! Alternatively, there is Amazon and eBay!

Thanks for reading – which one of these do you think you’ll use?

The Disney Tag

I’ve never done a ‘tag’ post as such on here before, but my friend Ellen (ellengblogs.blogspot.co.uk) did one on her blog (this one actually!) and it kinda inspired me! A tag post is essentially like a Q&A, but you don’t need to rely on people to ask you questions, instead you’re meant to be tagged to do it. I wasn’t but let’s not get bogged down in the details here! I’m going to be using the same questions that she used (but not all 30) because I don’t know where she found them, so here is ‘The Disney Tag’:

The Disney Tag:

Q1: Favourite Animal?

This is a hard one because aren’t MOST of them animals. I like Stitch, he’s cute but I’m not entirely sure whether I’d be able to pass him off as an animal or not, never mind! Oh, and Perry The Platypus. He’s funny!

Q2: Favourite Original Character?

Mickey Mouse – isn’t that everyone’s favourite? Or Minnie Mouse!

Q3: Favourite Theme Park?

Welllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll, I’ve only been to Paris (post HERE) so I can’t compare to any others. So Paris is my favourite!

Q4: Favourite Theme Park Attraction?

At Disney Paris, there were a lot of rides that I went on more than once. I can’t pick one specific favourite!

Q5: The First Disney Movie you saw?

I want to say Piglet’s Big Movie…..

Q6: Favourite sequel?

I don’t think I have a favourite sequel as such. The first ones always make the most sense I think! Although, I like Monsters University/Monsters Inc. (Monsters Inc. being the sequel of Monsters University!)

Q7: Favourite Song?

Probably something from High School Musical to be honest. They’re the kind of songs that I think are meant to be catchy and sung along to.

Q8: Favourite Pixar Film?

Not sure, there’s so many to choose from! There’s Toy Story, Inside Out, Up, Monsters Inc./University, Finding Nemo/Dory, Cars. I couldn’t choose…

Q9: Saddest Death?

The one that comes to me now is Ellie in Up because Carl was so happy with her, and they had all these dreams and then she just died and I don’t think he coped very well.

Q10: Underrated Movie?

I don’t really think any of them are underrated at such, they’ve all been relatively popular. But I think maybe the classics should come back into play a little bit. There’s a lot of focus on all the modern films!

I think I’ll leave it there at 10 questions, turns out I know less about Disney Films that I thought I did. It was a bit of a train-wreak wasn’t it?  Don’t worry, I’m embarrassed too! If you want to have a go, feel free to say that I tagged you. You can find more questions on Ellen’s post here.

Thanks for reading! – Do you like Disney?

Mid-Year Goals Review

You may not remember, but, at the beginning of the year I published a post called ’18 before 18′ which basically outlined everything I want to do (goals) before I turn 18 at the end of the year. Now we are half way through 2018 (ALREADY?!??!!?) I thought that I’d have a look at it and see how many I have been able to achieved already and how far I have got to go on the ones I haven’t achieved yet!

Mid – Year Goals Review

Goal One: Raise Money For Charity

Yes! I’ve definitely done this! I did a swimmarathon for Beat and a Colour Obstacle Rush for Mind. Who knows, maybe I can fit a few more in the next half of the year! So there, that’s one thing ticked off the list!

Goal Two: Travel Abroad

I’ve done this too! In February, I visited my cousin in Los Angeles (see post HERE). I don’t think I’m going to be going abroad again this year, although I have just come back from Scotland… does that count?

Goal Three: Grow Blog

I said in the original post that I’d like to get 500 social media followers (on each) and 5000 total page views. As of right now (Friday 8th June 2018, 12:23pm) I have: 330 Instagram Followers, 262 Twitter Followers and 3240 views! I still have a way to go yet, but I still have six months! Between June and December last year I got 1500 total views so that means I have already got more in the first half of this year! I’ve got 270 to go on Instagram and 238 to go on Twitter. We can do it!

Goal Four: Grow YouTube Channels

I said that I’d like to get 100 subscribers on at least one of my YouTube channels. So far I have 13 on Jess Louise and 18 on TheGymnasticsEdit (previously JessFlips). We’re getting there, slow and steady wins the race!

Goal Five: Pass Transfer Exam

One of my goals was to pass my transfer exam into my second year of college. I’ve already taken it and I get my results on the 22nd June! I will update you all when I’ve found out! I think I have passed though!

Goal Six: Read all the Harry Potters

I’m actually very ashamed of myself that I haven’t even started this yet, can you guess what I’m going to be doing for the next 6 months! I feel like I’ve just committed the worst kind of betrayal. I’ll be back, just gotta read 7 books in one go!

Goal Seven: Read 20 Total Books

I used to read all the time, and now I’m being a bit slack on it! I’ve only read one (fiction) book all the way through this year and I’m currently reading the second. I’m now hoping to pick up the pace a little for the next 6 months!

Goal Eight: Apply for a good university

Obviously, it’s slightly too early to be applying now but I will be at the end of the year. I’m going to three open days soon, University of Sussex, University of East London and St Mary University – Twickenham. Sussex is my first choice at the moment! I’ll keep you updated.

Goal Nine: My Book

I’ve mentioned before about my cat stories I wrote when I was younger. I haven’t done much more about them, maybe that’s a task for the summer!

Goal Ten: Achieve a higher level in Gymnastics

I go to two clubs and I’m in the exact same class I’ve been in for about 5 years in one, and I got moved in the other club but I’m not sure if the classes are split by ability or not! I think my skills are beginning to improve though , if that counts.

Goal Eleven: Earn Money/Get a Job

I am still unemployed so I haven’t achieved this one yet. Although I am part of a market research thing at the moment where I’m being paid – so I might be able to pass that off as a job…

Goal Twelve: Go to the gym

No, I don’t have a gym membership yet, but once a month my friend and I go to and open gym (nastics) session, so that’s some extra exercise!

Goal Thirteen: Get my driving licence

I’ve had a couple of lessons, but then I stopped. Technically, I probably COULD get my driving licence this year, but I’m not entirely sure yet.

Goal Fourteen: Improve Blog Content

I believe that my blog content has improved this year – but this is really one for you readers. Do you think my blog content has improved?

Goal Fifteen: Be More Organised

To a certain extent, I think that I have been more organised. Half of my life is perfectly organised, and the other half is a complete mess, so I think that there’s room for improvement if I’m being honest!

Goal Sixteen: Improve Blog Photos

Now

Then…

Yes! I definitely think they have improved. I mean look at the difference! My Photography A Level is serving me well!

Goal Seventeen: Drink More Water

Yeaaaah, I think I’ve been better this year than I was last year. I’m drinking much more water but I could probably drink more!

Goal Eighteen: Eat more fruit/veg

I think that I have been eating more fruit and veg but I think I should have more! As soon as I get my braces off, I’ll be able to eat an apple!

I hope you enjoyed my little goal review, and I hope that you’ll help me achieve them all by the end of this year!

Thanks for reading – what’s your goal for this year?

May Favourites

It’s a beginning of a new month again, you know what that means? Time for Favourites! May was a bit of a weird month for me really, but I’m always looking how for new things to love! Here is what I loved during May:

May Favourites

Sainsbury’s Home Weekly Desk Planner

Admittedly, I’m yet to use this properly but I can see it’s going to be really useful and help me be a bit more organised! My Grandma bought this for me when I visited her a few weeks ago! The best thing about it is that I actually have a ringbinder that goes with it! Matchy Matchy! If you’d like one you can get them (I imagine) in most big Sainsbury’s stores (not sure about the little local ones)

Makeup Revolution Lip Gloss

My newest addition to my makeup bag: this Makeup Revolution lip gloss! It’s such a nice colour, it’s called ‘Bustier’ I think. It gives your lips a slight colour and, of course, a bit of shimmer. It’s so cheap too, you can’t really go wrong. I also purchased a Superdrug beauty blender too but I haven’t used it thattttt much yet! I got this in Superdrug but you can also get it on revolutionbeauty.com

Aussie Miracle Moist Shampoo & Conditioner

Yep, that’s right! My shampoo & conditioner made it into a favourites post! I have actually been using these for a while now but I’ve only just got round to actually talking about it. I like these because they smell really nice and my hair can be quite dry at times, so it’s good for a little boost there! I must’ve been using this for a long time because I can’t remember using any other shampoo & conditioner! (Kinda wish they’d make the conditioner bottle a bit bigger though!). You can get these in places like Boots, Sainsbury’s, Tesco etc etc

Nike Pro 3 inch Shorts

During May, I started to build up a small collection of Nike Pro shorts because I think that they’re really good for sport, especially something like gymnastics (which I do), cheerleading or running! I know they’re expensive, so that’s why I always go and check out eBay or Depop! I now have a grand total of 6 (one was not in the photo!).They’re super stretchy and great for hot weather! I have 3 pairs from Sports Direct and the others are either from Depop or eBay

I hope that you enjoyed my May Favourites. Sorry it’s a bit short, I haven’t had much time to think about it properly. My June Favourites will probably be a bit better!

Thanks for reading – what did you enjoy in May?

My Trip To Scotland #2

Yeah, I disappeared off of the face of the Earth a bit… or should I say England. That’s right, I went to Scotland again (see previous visit HERE) to visit my aunt and uncle who live up there. I thought that I’d take the opportunity to share with you what I got up to, seeing that I haven’t been totally up to speed with my blogging!! I’m going to try and post as much as I can until I get caught up.

Anyway, I was in Scotland from Monday 28th May to Friday 1st June and I went up by car. Here’s what I got up to:

My Trip To Scotland – May/June 2018

Monday 28th June

On Monday, My mum, my dad, my cousin Serena and I left home bright and early (About 7am) as the drive takes roughly 9-11 hours. My aunt and uncle live in Argyll and Bute, which is just to the west of Glasgow. We decided to drive up rather than fly because it is too expensive to hire a car.

I think that the car journey went okay. I entertained myself on my phone and I rekindled my love for my Nintendo DS! I also did some blog planning things! We made several stops along the way, usually to have a toilet break and pick up a Starbucks! I honestly think that I have never consumed so much Starbucks/Costa in a day! At lunch, we stopped at a services which had a Burger King, and I got a Costa as well.

We arrived at my aunt and uncles at about 6pm and me, my mum and my dad stayed in the annex on the side of the house as some of my other cousins were also coming to stay the following day!

Tuesday 29th May

On Tuesday my mum, my cousin Serena and I went swimming at the local marina (Portavadie)! I’d never been before but I knew that the place was a posh spa-y kind of place. They even gave us towels! It was really fun; we stayed for 3 hours! There was an infinity pool outside and hot tubs, and inside there was a sauna, a jacuzzi type thing and an ordinary leisure pool! In the showers, they had a really nice coconutty shower gel. It made my skin feel really nice for quite a while afterwards! In the changing rooms, there were hair dryers (as you’d expect) but there were also straighteners! This is something I’d never seen before.

After swimming, we went into the cafe for hot chocolate! I’ve had hot chocolate from there a few times and I think it’s really nice. If you ever go to Tighnabruiach, I highly recommend nipping down to Portavadie!

When we arrived back at my aunt’s house, we were greeted by my cousin Alex, his girlfriend Laura, their son Hudson and Laura’s dad and girlfriend (as well as my aunt and uncle who live there of course!). It was the first time that I’d met Hudson as when I last saw Laura and Alex, he hadn’t have been born yet!

My aunt and uncle have a pop up cafe (Kilbride Farm Cafe) on their land, so after returning from swimming I had a burger and a can of Irn Bru from the cafe! My mum had a ham and cheese panini!

We went out for dinner at the hotel where my aunt and uncle work. I had a small gammon steak with chips and then a bowl of ice cream. It was very nice, but filling!

Wednesday 30th June

On Wednesday, we went to the Isle of Bute. We had to take a ferry, which literally took about 2 minutes! We went to a pub for a drink and we had a bit of a drive around the island.

We didn’t really do much else on Wednesday! I did some blogging things though! I updated my about me page and I made a new media kit!

Thursday 31st May

On Thursday, me, my mum and my dad went to a town called Inveraray. We had a look around, had a drink of hot choc and we got ice cream.

Again, we didn’t really do much else! I practised some gymnastics, but I had to do it inside because there were so many midges (tiny mosquito like things) outside I would’ve been bitten to death. We did, however, go to the beach in the evening to walk the dogs!

Little Self Promo for my Gymnastics Channel/IG

Friday 1st June

On Friday, we drove back home. We left just after 7am and arrived back just before 8pm. For lunch, I had a Costa Ham & Cheese Panini and a gingerbread man. We also bought some Percy Pigs for the car journey!

I know it looked like we didn’t do a lot but we only really went up there to see my aunt and uncle! I promise, much more exciting posts are coming soooooooon!

Thanks for reading this absolute shipwreck of a blog post!