Check out the listicle here. It’s amazing. Trust me, I wrote it, I should know.
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!
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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
~ 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.
~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.
~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!
Have you heard of a reverse bucket list?
It’s basically the stuff you’ve already done. So I’m going to list mine:)
- Been to Spain
- Been to India
- Been to Tenerife
- Been to Germany
- Been to the chocolate factory in cologne.
- Been to the Christmas markets in cologne.
- Been to Belgium
- Been in the trenches in Belgium
(Sorry guys I don’t have any pictures of these previous travels – but I have lots from Australia so enjoy!)
- Been to Australia 🇦🇺
- Snorkelled the Greatd Barrier Reef
- Swam in the Pacific
- Skydived over the Great Barrier Reef
- Celebrated Christmas in July in Australia
- Been an au pair
- Sunbathed all day in Sydney
- Went on a hike in Manly, Sydney
- Walked across Sydney Harbour Bridge
- Saw the Sydney Opera house
- Sunbathed all day in mid winter in Cairns, far North Queensland
- Went on a road trip
- Watched sunrise from a boat
- Watched sunset from a boat
- Saw humpback whales
- Saw dolphins
- Been to a full moon party
- Drove a 4×4 at rainbow beach
- Went to a museum in Sydney
- Went to Jervis bay, Australian Capital Territory.
- Got blind drunk with people I barely know on Fraser Island
- Went to Nimbin
- Went on a tour around Sydney
- Went to sydneys wildlife centre
- Went to sea life centre Sydney
- Went to the top of the Sydney tower eye
- Got trapped in Vegemite
- Held a crocodile
- Had a dragon on my head
- Made a new friend
- Did the sky point climb in surfers paradise, Queensland
Wow, I didn’t realise just how much I’d done actually.. it’s a lot. Trying to find all of these photos was a chore.
They’re spread out in different places because of space limits on my phone. Some are on Dropbox, some on Facebook and I’m sure I’ve got some more somewhere but not sure where 🤔
So, anywho, this is my reverse bucket list.
It’s all the things I’ve done. What’s yours? Let me know in the comments! or better yet write your own reverse bucket list and send me the link so I can check it out!
As always, thanks for reading! 😘
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So just a quick little post. This is my Airport makeup!
When you’re on a plane, you want something light on your face. Especially if you’re doing a long haul flight. Which was what I did this makeup for.
On my face I’ve got illuminating moisturiser by L’Oréal.
Rimmel London mascara on my eyelashes. And I’ve just filled in my eyebrows with rimmel London eyebrow pencil in the darkest brown shade.
I’ve concealed with my rimmel wake me up concealer under my eyes – although it doesn’t look it because this is after a 30 hour flight.
Nice and quick to do and easy to top up.
Hope you liked this!
Thought I’d write a simple list of all the places in the world I want to go. If you want to check these places out in more detail, I have a board on Pinterest called “bucketlist” – https://uk.pinterest.com/juliawhitby/ . Give me a follow ♥
I also have a bunch of photos over on my instagram page so check that out: www.instagram.com/imagirlx . Give me a follow ♥
- Australia √
- The Bahamas
- Belgium √
- Costa Rica
- Dominican Republic
- France √
- Germany √
- Greece √
- India √
- North and South Korea
- New Zealand
- Philippines √(sort of, I landed in the airport but didn’t get to go anywhere.)
- Puerto Rico
- Saint Lucia
- South Africa
- Spain √
- United States
- Vatican City
This list does get added to and changes over time, so as I discover more places I will probably edit this in the future.
As for places within those countries, go ahead and head over to my Pinterest! ♥ and also
We both know you sang that in your head 😉
When I came back from Australia, or even, before I went to Australia.. Yeah lets start there, people asked “what will you do for work?” My answer, “I don’t know.” To this day, I think if I was still there, I wouldn’t know what I wanted to do. I’m home now and I don’t know what I want to do, I’m just kind of taking life as it comes at the moment.
I actually went with an agency who didn’t do a very good job, in my opinion, but anywhooo they are supposed to find you a job which, granted, they did. However, it was on a horse farm, and after explicitly telling them I had no experience with horses (I rode like 3 times max when I was like seven), they sent me down to Sydney (which was an hour flight away) to a farm in the middle of nowhere to muck out and ride and help with the horses which were worth like $4,000,000 each. So, yeah, I worked for 3 hours, was told I wasn’t qualified enough by the manager, to which I responded that I knew and did tell the company that, and was on the street. Literally, with my bag and my “mate” and a cab on the way to take me to the train station. I hadn’t a clue what to do or where to go and after a phone call with my mother (it was like midnight at home too (sorry mum)) I had a family friend on the phone telling me to get a train to Hornsby and he would pick me up from there and could stay with them until I got back on my feet. I hadn’t even been in the country a week. What a shitter that was. Anyway. The company then found me another job with a family in Sydney but I didn’t get that as they wanted two nannies and my “mate” didn’t want to do nannying, (even though it was mega bucks and with free food and free accommodation).
I then gave up hope on this company, which btw, I had paid £1000 (help with work, bank, visa, flight assistance, tax file number all included in this price), and went on http://www.gumtree.com.au where I found a job with a lovely family of four. I had a phone conversation with the mother, and it was quickly agreed I would start in a couple days time and they would collect me from the hostel I was staying at. I ended up working with them for five and a half months! They became my little Australian family, and I loved them. I celebrated my 21st birthday there and the mother made a gorgeous pavlova with lots of fruit on, it was delicious!
And then after that I went north to follow the sun, (by the time I finished my contract at the end of June it was mid-winter and freezing in Sydney). I spent just 30 days travelling on my own, like actually moving about, but I met some AMAZING people, made SPECTACULAR memories (hello Skydiving over the GBR), and had the time of my life.
Do I miss it? Hell to the YEAH. Would I go back. HELL TO THE YEAH. I can’t work out there again now, but I can get a tourist visa and visit whenever I want for up to three months at a time! Hello holiday!
~• Ciao •~