When will I be loved?

Growing up, I was often anxious that I would never find love. I was worried that I might end up old and alone. I had very low self esteem and my confidence was non-existent. 

Still to this day, I sometimes wonder “when will I be loved?”

As silly as it sounds and as cliché as it is, the answer is often simple, and overlooked.

And it is this: you need to learn to love yourself first. You will find that until you love yourself, you may unintentionally push others away. You may not accept that you are loved, whether you do that conciously or unconsciously. 

Until you learn to love yourself.

Love comes from within. 

There are ways you can train your brain, and one of those is reciting. Yes, as silly as it sounds, if you stand in front of a mirror each day, and tell yourself “I love me“, you can train yourself to believe this. 

Once you love yourself, you will find it much easier to find love from someone else. 

And I truly, truly believe it is that simple.

I got this blogging prompt from https://dailypost.wordpress.com/
Give this a go. Train your brain to love yourself. And have fun with it! 

Top nine websites I’ve visited this week!

Top nine websites I’ve visited this week!
  1. Elfcosmetics.co.uk
  2. Justfab.co.uk
  3. Kyliecosmetics.com
  4. Google.co.uk
  5. dfine-hair.co.uk
  6. Beautybay.com
  7. http://www.sidereel.com/
  8. https://unstoppable.me
  9. https://www.borderfree.com/#/

Looking at this list shows me that I buy way too much makeup. 

However it is something I would love to do as a second job so I don’t see it as a problem. I’ve made two purchases from elfcosmetics.co.uk just this week alone. 

What’s your search history for the week just gone? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading! 
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https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/inspired/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/so-why-australia/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/getting-ready/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/work-work-work-work-work/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/bullying-facts-opinions-and-my-story/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/porn/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/a-typical-day-in-the-life-of-julia/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/10-things-i-cant-live-without%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/smoothie-recipes-i-love-%ef%bb%bfand-why/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/wordless-wednesday-2/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/if-you-only-had-one-day-to-live-how-youd-spend-it%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/an-anti-bucket-list-the-things-you-hope-to-never-do-before-you-die%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/why-i-love-dogs-%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/writers-block/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-me-a-listicle/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/how-i-ended-up-in-my-job-%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/my-tattoos-and-piercings-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/shows-ive-rewatched-completely-%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/letter-to-30-year-old-me%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/my-birthday-in-review%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/airport-makeup%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/my-life-goals/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/my-reverse-bucket-button/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/letter-to-my-parents-%ef%bb%bf/

My celebrity dinner party!

My celebrity dinner party!

Have you got a list of celebrities you’d have over for a dinner party? I sure do! Here it is.

  1. Jason Statham
  2. Alan Rickman (RIP)
  3. Robin Williams (RIP)
  4. Robbie Williams 
  5. Hugh Jackman
  6. Megan Fox
  7. Lindsay Lohan
  8. Meryl Streep
  9. Kylie Jenner
  10. Ellen Degeneres

Now I know I have two deceased celebrities on here, but honestly if I could have had a celebrity dinner party they would be on my list. They were such amazing actors. 

What’s your list of celebs for a celebrity dinner party? Let me know in the comments!

11 things every 20 year old should know how to do

11 things every 20 year old should know how to do

1) Cook

  • Spaghetti bolognese
  • Different types of egg (fried, hard boiled, soft boiled, poached)
  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Chips
  • Toast
  • Burgers
  • Mince
  • Beef
  • Pork chops
  • Pasta

2) Clean

  • Dust
  • Mop
  • Hoover
  • Bleach the toilet
  • Window clean
  • Unclog a toilet
  • Unblock shower drain

3) Drive (this is pretty self explanatory!)

4) Shop for groceries

  • Fish
  • Chicken
  • Ham
  • Butter
  • Bread
  • Eggs
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Soups
  • Stock
  • Mince
  • Beef
  • Pork
  • Ready meals
  • Pasta
  • Chips
  • Crisps
  • Chocolate
  • Cereal
  • Vegetables
  • Fruit
  • Drinks (juice/squash etc)
  • Bleach
  • Detergents
  • Washing up liquid
  • Dishwasher rinse aid
  • Dishwasher tablets

4) Talk with someone of any age. Someone of twenty should be able to hold a conversation with someone regardless of age. 

5) Argue kindly. This seems a bit of a contradiction- but what I mean by it is this: people should be able to argue their point/opinion without shouting/ swearing or degrading or belittling others. You should be able to say “Okay john, you might think that and that’s fine but I disagree because…” 

6) Approach a stranger. I know. We’re taught while we’re young to not talk to strangers. I think this is wrong, we should be taught that there are some people we can approach. A twenty year old should feel comfortable to approach the little old lady coming the other way on the street to ask for directions. However they should also be comfortable to approach the man in a hoodie sitting on the bench to ask where the nearest bathroom is. I know that you cannot talk to everyone, and I know that you have no idea who some people are. But you have to use some common sense, and also be aware of your surroundings and safety.

7) Know how to apologise. If you are in the wrong about something, or you hurt someone’s feelings. A twenty something should know how to say “I’m sorry” and mean it. 

8) Know when to hold your tongue. Know when to pick your battles. There are some times when it’s just not worth making a comment. Even if you know you’re right about something, it doesn’t matter if people don’t agree on this. 

9) Write a cover letter. This seems pretty straightforward. However most twenty year olds have been in school, then college and then university. Sure they might have had to write a cover letter for the university they applied to, but do they know how to write one for a job? Do they know the do’s and dont’s? The in’s and out’s? A twenty year old should know how to do this.

10) Know how to be alone. I know so many people my age who are never single. It’s almost as though they don’t know how to be single. Ive been single for about three years now. Sure it can get lonely, and sure sometimes I wish I had someone to share special memories with, and a New Years kiss, that kind of thing. But I know how to be single. Just this year, as you may well know, I went travelling around Australia by myself. Had I been in a relationship, I couldn’t have done that. Twenty year olds should know how to be on their own, and make the most of it.

11) Make a great cup of tea or coffee. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been round a friends and they’ve made me this weak, barely any sugar, milky awful tea. I like my tea not too strong but it needs to actually taste of tea, with one sugar (or three sweeteners if you have sweeteners -which i do) and a little milk. I don’t want it to burn my mouth but I also don’t want it cold either. Coffee is basically the same. Know how to make a decent hot drink.

So there it is. 11 things every twenty year old should know what to do. In my opinion.

Is there anything you think I should add to this list? Or anything you don’t agree with? Let me know in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/inspired/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/so-why-australia/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/getting-ready/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/work-work-work-work-work/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/bullying-facts-opinions-and-my-story/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/porn/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/a-typical-day-in-the-life-of-julia/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/10-things-i-cant-live-without%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/smoothie-recipes-i-love-%ef%bb%bfand-why/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/wordless-wednesday-2/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/if-you-only-had-one-day-to-live-how-youd-spend-it%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/an-anti-bucket-list-the-things-you-hope-to-never-do-before-you-die%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/why-i-love-dogs-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/writers-block/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-me-a-listicle/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/how-i-ended-up-in-my-job-%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/my-tattoos-and-piercings-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/shows-ive-rewatched-completely-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/letter-to-30-year-old-me%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/my-birthday-in-review%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/airport-makeup%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/my-life-goals/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/my-reverse-bucket-button/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/12/13/letter-to-my-parents-%ef%bb%bf/

Makeup trends I love 

Makeup trends I love 

It’s 2016 and there are sooooo many makeup trends out there now that weren’t about even five years ago.

When I was just starting out wearing makeup when I was around thirteen, I wore mascara, BB cream, eyeliner, and lipgloss.

As I grew I learned about bronzer, and eyeshadow.Now there are so many things you can do with your makeup it’s unreal.

Here’s a list of makeup trends I love!

  • Cut crease – my goodness this is a gorgeous look when done right!
  • Foundation – making my face all the same shade is essential (covering up my redness!)
  • Baking – I do this every time I wear face makeup.
  • Contour – hello cheekbones!
  • Highlight – first it was all about matte, now it’s all about highlight😍
  • Filling in your brows – after years of overplucking at school (that was the trend) I need to fill in my brows, they’re extremely sparse and pale too.
  • Smokey eye – my go to eye makeup look on a night out!
  • Liquid lipstick – especially if it’s matte, my goodness it’s gorgeous!
  • Lip plumpers – I hate my thin little lips, lip plumpers are a godsend, even if they do only last a short time. Pop it on for your night out and keep reapplying, gorgeous plump lips in no time!

Who I am and why I’m here.

Who I am and why I’m here.

You may have been following me for some time, or you may have only followed me for a short while. Either way, I wanted to just write a post about why I am here and who I am.
Who I am:

My names Julia, and I’m twenty-one from a small village in Essex, England.

I live with my parents, my brother and my dog, Bella.

In January 2016, I took the biggest leap of my life so far and left to travel Australia for an indefinite period of time. 

I worked out there in Sydney as an au pair for five and a half months, before travelling north to Cairns over the last two months. I did all the tourist stops in between. At the end of my trip I did a tandem skydive over Cairns. 

It was the best seven months of my life.

Why I’m here:

I’m here to write about things that interest me. I don’t necessarily have a niche as such, although I may do so in the future. 

So far I’ve written about my travels, about makeup, about celebrities, and a variety of other things.

I’m here because I love to write. It’s calming to me. I don’t do it for fame or money. I don’t get sponsored by anyone (although I wouldn’t be against this in the future if a company were to ask).
So, that’s that. That’s who I am and why I’m here. I know this was a short post and for that I apologise. 

I hope this has give you a little more insight into who I am. 

Thanks for reading!

———————————-You can check out some of my other posts here:

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/06/inspired/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/15/so-why-australia/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/08/24/getting-ready/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/09/05/work-work-work-work-work/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/bullying-facts-opinions-and-my-story/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/porn/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/a-typical-day-in-the-life-of-julia/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/10-things-i-cant-live-without%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/smoothie-recipes-i-love-%ef%bb%bfand-why/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/16/wordless-wednesday-2/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/15/if-you-only-had-one-day-to-live-how-youd-spend-it%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/14/an-anti-bucket-list-the-things-you-hope-to-never-do-before-you-die%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/why-i-love-dogs-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/writers-block/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/21/ten-things-you-might-not-know-about-me-a-listicle/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/how-i-ended-up-in-my-job-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/20/my-tattoos-and-piercings-%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/shows-ive-rewatched-completely-%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/19/letter-to-30-year-old-me%ef%bb%bf/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/my-birthday-in-review%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/airport-makeup%ef%bb%bf/

https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/17/my-life-goals/
https://travelchild95.wordpress.com/2016/11/24/my-reverse-bucket-button/

My favourite Instagram accounts and why.

My favourite Instagram accounts and why.

So, I’m going to make an assumption here that a lot of you who read my blog have Instagram – if you do mine is – @imagirlx.

So anyway, I thought I’d compile a list of my favourite Instagram accounts. I’ll also add a why for some of them (not all.. that would take ages and this post will take me long enough as it is!) And as if I didn’t love you guys enough already, I’m going to link the hell out of this post. So go ahead and get your fingers/thumbs ready to click that follow button!

1) World accounts

2) Travelers

So these guys right here are people that I have actually met on my travels, this isn’t all the people I’ve met, but these are the ones that we clicked enough to become friends on  Facebook and follow each other on Instagram. They are people who I still talk to (some of them). I drank with them, I ate with them. I called them my friends whilst I was in Australia. Their insta pages are serious #travelinspo.

3) Celebrities

~This one’s kind of a no-brainer. Everyone has some sort of celebrity obsession imo. These are mine. I love keeping up with all the latest drama unfolding in their lives. I can’t help it.

  • @KendallJenner
  • @badgalriri
  • @caradelevingne
  • @gigihadid
  • @leonardodicaprio
  • @adele
  • @macideshanebookout
  • @rubyrose
  • @channingtatum
  • @kyliejenner
  • @thellenshow
  • @taylorswift
  • @jennettemccurdy
  • @jasonstatham

4) MUA’s

~I just recently downloaded this app called Veleza which is where you can post makeup looks and review products and you earn points for the more you post, you should totally check it out. 

~I’ve either stumbled across these MUA’s in the aforementioned Veleza or on one of the many makeup groups I’m in on facebook. #MakeupInspo

So.. yeah! These are my favourite Instagram accounts and why. I’d love to know your favourite Instagram accounts and why.. let me know in the comments!

 

 

Letter to my parents.

Ten things you might not know about me – a listicle!

My 17 favorite iPhone apps

My birthday in review!

55 things on my makeup wish list.

I love lipstick. 

My reverse bucket list