Sunday, 11 December 2016

Dayre family

Heyy lovelies,

I know I've been M.I.A for the past few months and I am so delighted to announce my return to the blogging world! How I've missed this rambling on about whatever pops into my head. It is so therapeutic!

Anyway, this my the Melbourne Dayre Ambassador Team!

We had a a workshop which involved great amount of amazing food and a day at bouldering. Boy oh boy was that an experience!

Walking into the place I thought it would easy as the walls aren't that high but once you try hanging on to the rocks, You will instantly regret not having gone to the gym to work on that upper body strength.

Dayre is such a cool social media platform! It's like a combination of facebook and instagram all in one! If you love blogging and sharing your daily fun life, then dayre is for you!

If you want to check out Dayre for yourself click the LINK BELOW

It has certainly been such a great experience with a lovely bunch of people.

Have any of you ever tried bouldering?
If yes, let me know in the comments!

Lots of love,

Karine xxx

Monday, 22 June 2015

Attitude vs personality

Heyy lovelies,

I have been away from my blog for a few months now, I guess I really needed that break and I am back with hopes to be more regular and work harder at trying to keep this space alive. I stumbled across this old draft that I had written last year and I feel like I should share it anyway as I'm sure many can relate to it.

Growing up, I've seen life pass me by. For many different reason that is. Well for starters, looking back at just how my life was last year, I can see a huge difference in the person I was.

My morals however have not changed one bit, if anything, they are now stronger than ever. I am still the girl I always was but I guess that now I just don't care about a lot of things anymore.

It is so strange how people I've know for a very long time accuse me of "changing". Well yeah damn right I've changed! I don't put up with any of people's crap and I now find myself saying what I really think. I ain't got time to pretend that I like your dress, If you ask me, then I'm going to tell you. It's as simple as that!

So for some reason, this thought brought me to the realization that we all have a personality and an attitude which are two completely different things.

"My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who I'm with"

So many people seem to confuse the two and call each other "fake" or whatever else they come up with as an insult in today's society!
It's just frustrating to see "friends" come up to me and make me feel as though it is wrong of me to do something I never used to before or give me weird looks if I decide to do my own thing without caring what they think of me.

The thing is, if you're cool with me, then I'm cool with you.
If you are being rude and saying things about me behind my back don't expect me to pretend to be okay with you.
I'm just saying.
I don't have time to pretend to like you.

Yes, I'm a nice person. I always have been and I will always will be! But if you treat me a certain way, don't think that I will just put up with it and pretend that it is okay for you to do so because newsflash... it really isn't.

I have one personality and that's who I am. The quiet, shy and at times crazy girl who just does her thing but my attitude depends on who I'm with.

To people who know me personally, they would find this post quite strange as I never really express anything apart from sarcasm and a whole lot of jokes.
But I just felt like it had to be said because I know so many people who feel the same and who can relate to this.

My answer whenever I am asked reasons for my actions is "I don't need to explain myself " and I stand by my words. Put yourself in somebody else's shoes and try to understand why they act the way they do. It could simply be different morals to you or maybe past experiences have affected the way they react to a situation. Everyone is different. You already know that.

Someone who doesn't like you yet is nice to you isn't fake, they were just brought up to be polite. But if you are rude to them then you should expect them to treat you the same way.

These words had me thinking for a little bit as to "wow sometimes I got guts and sometimes I feel bad for everything that I do" ....seriously with me, I never know haha
Just remember to stay true to yourself and do what YOU feel is right. Not what everyone else thinks of you.

Lots of Love,
Karine xx

Friday, 23 May 2014

My favourite YouTubers

Hey hey hey lovelies!

So lately I've been more YouTube focused than blog and the reason for that is I actually haven't done anything or come up with anything exciting to share with your bloggers!

I watch A LOT of YouTubers and I've come to befriend some who are absolutely wonderful and hilarious! This week, I though that I would share with you some of my favourite YouTubers who deserve some recognition for the awesome job they do on their videos!

  1. Hpfansonghost: Hp is absolutely amazing! She isn't only super pretty but also such a sweetheart! Her channel is all about her music, which she holds closely to her heart. She wants to share with others great music specially some from artists who are super talented and need to get their stuff out there! If you love music then Hp is your girl! She knows them all from bands to solo artists! You definitely have to go check her out! She has a YouTube as well as a BLOG.
  2. 1BlazinEagle1: Gosh Stefan is the craziest of the craziest people out there but he's amazing!!! He's a super sweet guy with a love for extreme challenges and adventure! This guy shocks me and continues to amaze me with his courage in taking part in any challenge thrown his way! I really look up to Stefan because he not only makes videos but also likes to share the love in the YouTube community. When I first started, he welcomed me into the community which was so thoughtful and kind! Thank you 1BlazinEagle1 for everything! You rock!
  3. Chaplyns: Oh my goodness Lynsey! Where do I start? She's so amazing in what she does! She's a blogger as well as a young mother of two beautiful boys. She has a YouTube and has been through so much in her life! Lynsey is not only just beautiful but also has such a beautiful soul! I just adore her and just how lovely she is! Her BLOG is wonderful and I love stopping by to read her posts. She's just so genuine and honest which I really love about her!
  4. Sam Brown: Sam Brown... Sam Brown... Sam Brown... I honestly don't understand how this boy isn't super famous yet! Someone get him an award for being so amazing! If you don't know who Sam Brown is.. YOU ARE MISSING OUT! He is by far the most talented individual I have ever come across! He can play the guitar, the drums, the piano, the bass AND SING! I wouldn't be surprised if he has mastered every instrument on the planet, he's THAT GOOD! He makes covers on his YouTube Channel which are absolutely amazing and I just... I can't... my heart... his voice... someone just... Ahhhhhh I just fan-girl. Don't judge me.
  5. TheCamidamy: Oh Camile! She is a sweetheart! I found her on twitter and loved her channel! She so funny and I love the way she explains things! My favourite quote of hers has to be "You just gotta put it into the little container thingy that you put in before you put it in the thing" She is super cute and I just love her because she's awesome okay so you have to go check her out!!!!
  6. Emily Smith: This girl understands me! She is both fabulous and beautiful! I am super jealous of her amazing hair! Although I am not a beauty blog/channel, she got me into watching a lot of them and her channel is AMAZING!
  7. Kiffiemy: Caitlin Jane also known as CJ on the SSG YouTube channel! I am so glad I got to meet this super sweet and caring girl! She is so inspiring and she is such a strong beautiful girl! She has shared her battle with Crohn's Disease in a few of her videos and that made me respect her so much for it. I know it must've been really hard to share this with others let alone the internet! I love her channel so you definitely go check it out! :)
  8. Jordan David: This kid is hilarious! He's from Melbourne like me and makes really awesome videos on his YouTube channel! Definitely go check him out and subscribe to him you won't regret it!
  9. Life as Lilly: Lilly is a fellow blogger here who has started her own YouTube channel! She is bubbly and super cute! Ah I just love her! She has a super cool accent and live all the way up in Norway!
So that's it guys for now! I hope you guys go check them out because they are all super awesome and I love watching their videos! If you do, be sure to give them a thumbs up, subscribe and let them know that I sent you!

I feel like I might have missed someone.... 
But anyway I'll leave you with this week's video:

Be kind to everyone you meet!

Lots of love, Karine xxx

Monday, 19 May 2014

Slacking off is getting me nowhere!

Hey hey hey lovelies,

Okay so... I know I have grown to become a terrible blogger... going from one post a day to not posting for weeks!!

This is ridiculous! Karine get your shit together!!

But in all seriousness though, I have been slacking off mainly because of how busy I am with two jobs and trying to balance it all out with YouTube that I've sorta neglected this side of me... my blogging side.

No I am not going to quit doing what I love doing... blogging... but I have definitely thought about maybe cutting back on posts. So maybe post once or twice a week instead?

These past few weeks have been CRAZY!!! Not really... just been ignoring tons of responsibilities..

Anyways! I have no idea where I was going with this post! I will definitely start blogging more!

I've decided that I will post twice a week, every Monday and Friday!
I'm really looking forward to this because I've noticed that once I make a set schedule, it works much better than just posting whenever I feel like it!

With this, I now leave you with my latest video!
If you haven't seen my YouTube channel or any of my vids, you can check those out by clicking HERE
AND you can also subscribe to my channel by clicking HERE!

Thank you so much for all the support guys!
Means a lot
Lots of love, Karine xx

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

My YouTube Journey - so far!

Hey hey hey lovelies!

So today I just wanted to share with you my excitement and pride in something that I have been working on for a few months now, and that is, my YouTube channel! You can check it out HERE

Today I reached 130 subscribers! That's crazy for me! I can't believe that people watch my videos, let alone 130 of them find my content good enough for them to subscribe! That is awesome and has put the biggest smile on my face!

For a few months, up until the end of April, very few people I know personally knew of my channel. It was always something I had wanted to do and I had finally found the courage to upload and I didn't want it all to go to waste by getting negative comments or hate from those I knew. And so I kept it on the down low. However, people started finding out about my channel through my blog whether that was reading through it or googling it to be able to vote for it (In an old competition I entered)

At first I felt so embarrassed and didn't want to face the reactions that I was sure to be getting from them but they were quite supportive and nice about it! Some even joked around saying that I could become YouTube famous one day!

Anyway it is an achievement in my books!
What have you all been up to lately? Have you guys achieved anything you are proud of?
I always to hear from my followers!!

Lots of love, Karine xx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Nail salon results at home!

Hey hey lovelies,

So a few days ago, I thought I would try the Broadway nails Real life brush-on gel nail kit.

Before I start this post and talk about this product, I just want to mention that I didn't get paid nor am I promoting the product in any way as I paid for it myself. Everything I say is based on my opinion and my experience using this product.

As I scanned past the various beauty items in Big W, I came across the nail section (which is by far my most favourite section in ANY stores) and saw this very box hanging all the way at the bottom.

I'll admit that the thing that grabbed my attention was the packaging. I loved the colour and the overall design of the box it came in. As I started reading all the big prints then onto the smaller ones, I started to really like the sound of the product!
It sounded like a very easy way to create salon nails at home!
For me this was a hug YES! Because I love designing my nails without having to spend hundreds of dollars on them.

After examining the box and its content, I decided to buy the product so that I may test it out for myself.
I bought it from Big W for around $24 which I thought was a really good price for them

I was so excited to try out this product that, once I got home, I got it all ready and set out.

The kit contains:

- Brush-on gel 7.5ml
- Brush-On Gel Activator 7.4ml
- Brush cleaner 9.7ml

- 48 self Tab Nail Tips (24 French & 24 Natural), 
- Mini File, 
- Manicure stick

 I made sure to follow the steps carefully as it was the first time I had never done it before.
I first carefully chose each tip by placing them on each of my nails and laying them out in front of me.
Since I have really small fingers, I picked all the small ones from the pack, leaving all the big ones...

 After a few minutes of placing and gluing the tips on my nails, I then followed the rest of the steps by applying the Brush-On Gel and the Brush-On Activator making sure to dip in into the brush cleaner after each nail.

I was quite pleased with the results. My nails looked so professionally done when really it took me about half an hour to get them to look like that! Awesome, isn't it?

There was only ONE thing I didn't like about it and that was how long it took the Gel to dry. It took me a really long time and got things (plastic bags) stuck on it while trying to move a few things.
I eventually went to sleep and woke up with a print on one of my nails so that wasn't fun. Yes I'm really that Impatient :p

If you want to get salon nails at half the price then I definitely would recommend this product!

Have you or someone you know tried this product before? Did they like it? Or have you just seen it in a store? Let me know! :)
Anyway that's all from me this time chickens!

Lots of Love, Karine xxx

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Inspiring blog award

Hey hey hey lovelies!

So upon checking my twitter this morning, I saw that the beautiful @bigdreams1993, or you may know her as Jenny from SmallGirlBigDreams1993, nominated me for the "Inspiring Blog Award". Now looking at the name of this award, I was so surprised to have been nominated for it... why? Well because I don't consider myself as an inspiring person, let alone my crazy blog! I'm just full of craziness with a sprinkle of stupidity. But it really means a lot to be nominated for such an amazing award, so thank you Jenny!

The rules for this particular award are:

  1. Thank and link the person who nominated you
  2. List the rules and display the award
  3. Share 7 things/facts about yourself
  4. Nominate 7 blogs who inspire you
  5. Let them know you have nominated them
Seven Facts about myself:
  1. Well, as I said in my description, I can never make up my mind about ANYTHING! One minute I think, the next, it all changes! - it's so bad -
  2. I am horrible at explaining things
  3. I am super short for my age.
  4. I am 19 but people often confuse me for a 13 year old :/
  5. I am shy at first but when you get to know me, you'll see just how crazy I am :p
  6. I just started a YouTube channel this year, you can check it out HERE
  7. I'm a chocoholic... first step is to admit it.. right?
Nominate Seven Blogs:
  1. Leah of Just me, Leah. 
  2. Rosemary of Rosemary of elephants
  3. Qing of Qing Pineda Fashion Blog
  4. Kim of A very sweet blog
  5. Lynsey (ChapLyns) of ElseyWorld  
  6. There are actually a lot of other bloggers who do inspire me but right now I can't seem to think of them all so I will leave you with these five!
Thank you to Jenny again for nominating me! I have this massive smile that I can't seem to erase because of you!
You guys should definitely go check out her blog HERE
Send her some love by following, commenting and letting her know that I sent you!
She's a lovely and sweet girl who I'm sure you'll all love!!

That's all from me today chickens!
Til next time!
Lots of love, Karine xx