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Life Update!

Hey everyone!

Been quite a while since one of these (I think?), so I thought I'd give you the scoop on what's happening in my life right now.

The past couple of weeks have been a bit of a haze of getting ready to go back to Uni, and also a nice little 7 day all-inclusive holiday in Lanzarote, before returning back home for a couple of days.

Some thoughts and a specific Timehop app have also made me realise how things have changed in the past year (both good and bad) and how much everyone's grown up and moved on from sixth form, including myself I'd like to think... though I'm still grasping onto all the "childish" things that make me happy like Disney, and stuffed animals. I feel like these are even more important to hold onto now that I'm onto the last year of my teens.

At this very moment in time, I'm having a sick day in my PJ's in bed feeling sorry for myself and trying to get some internet-things done before I give up and just go back to sleep. And tomorrow, I'm getting some of my hair cut off.... unless I chicken out!

So onto the future! Tomorrow evening I'm going back down to Manchetser ready for uni, which I'm pretty excited to start again so I have something productive to do. Sunday I'll be popping to Professional Beauty North (which I may or may not blog about, but will probably tweet about), before finishing my last NVQ training day on Monday for Nail Art, where I'll hopefully learn more tricks and tips to share with you all.
And then there's uni work, uni work aaaaand uni work. Plus a couple of country gigs- Zac Brown Band and Hunter Hayes, which will be amazing!

The future for the blog is looking just as clear and planned out, as I'm planning on doing some Disney Princess nail art for you all as part of the next instalment of "The Fandoms Strike Back". There'll also hopefully be a couple more book posts, as I read 5 books whilst on holiday! Five! I'll have to try and do that over here too.

And so, I think I've covered everything to update you with! So I will see you all very soon for some exciting blog posts, hopefully, and I hope you're all doing well!



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