Snapchat update fails

So, I recently updated my Snapchat so I could take cool new selfies with rainbows coming out of my mouth or look like I am a Secret Service Agent.

After updating my Snapchat I attempted to get the new selfie filters to work. Can I just say, at 26 I have never felt old with technology until that day. I could not for the life of me get it to work.

Thankfully, my sister (who is 21) showed me how to do it while at breakfast. Then the fun began. Sort of.

The first filter I tried was the teary-eyed one. Clearly, my nostrils are my eyeballs? Gross. Thanks Snapchat.


Second I tried the rainbow barf filter. Took me a while, but I ended up getting it after about 20 tries.


Next up, crazy cartoon villan face. The photo says it all. WTF?


Last but not least, I tried the heart eyes filter. Once again, I failed miserably. Thanks Snapchat.


Not sure about all of you, but am I the only one who can’t seem to get the hang of these selfie filters? Perhaps I need to practice more…or give up and stick to normal selfies with duck face or cheesing smiles.

TFTD: Is it SO wrong to want to be a Disney Princess?

This is a question I must ask myself. Daily.

When I get home from work there is nothing better than putting on a Disney movie to make my sorrows and stresses of life disappear. However, I am 25…am I too old to be so easily swept off my feet and taken into such fantasy by a simple animation made to entertain children?

Personally, I think those movies and shows that we all love and continue to watch have helped create me into the person I am and the person I want to be.

I see nothing wrong with dreaming of a day that I will be able to be a Disney Princess. Shoot, I am still applying for jobs to cos-play princesses for party companies. (No, this is not a joke. Serious as a heart attack).

I know people may see this as being immature and childlike, but explain to me how enjoying anything to this extent is not immature or childlike.

We watch shows we like and get lost in certain things to escape reality. My reality just happens to consist of adventure, true love, talking forest animals and magic.

So, until the day I feel too old I stop breathing I will forever love Disney movies and long to be a Disney princess.

Who knows, perhaps if I wish upon a star, my dreams will come true. 😉


Thought for the day: English v. American Christmas

This year was my first Christmas away from home…instead I was able to go home with my boyfriend to meet his family.

His family is from Thetford, which is in Norfolk, England for those of you who don’t know where I am talking about.

Thetford has that small town feeling which I absolutely loved, it was nice to meet some of my boyfriend’s family.

Spending Christmas in England made me realise some great differences in this joyous celebration.

First thing I noticed was how much more of a drinking celebration Christmas seems to be in England, which I am not used to.

However, I must say, the alcohol made for some memories and fun. Definitely not saying the English have the party aspect incorrect…however it is much different from I am familiar with.

Second fun thing that is much more an English tradition during Christmas than American are Christmas crackers

…if you don’t know what they are…time to google 😉

Christmas crackers are quite a cute and fun tradition…and you get a paper crown to wear during Christmas dinner!

HOW FUN! aka..I loved it.

Any excuse to wear a crown 🙂

I had so much fun experiencing Christmas in England and would gladly do it again.

Although I missed my family, my boyfriend’s family made me feel at home and did their best to make me have a great Christmas with their family.

All  around, it was a great Christmas and hope yours was too. XX


Thought for the day: Best Pedi EVER!

For my birthday, my mom and sister-in-law made an appointment to go get pedicures!

Can I just say…best pedicure I have ever gotten!

They took their jobs and nails as if it was an art.

It was amazing!

They did a legitimate massage which felt so amazing. My calves and feet needed it.

I got to pick from a giant book of what design I wanted on my toes.


And I am quite an indecisive person…which was a challenge. However, I decided to get something that I could not get at home or in London.


It was between that or Tigger. But since Hello Kitty is more of a popular here in Japan, so I figure I would live it up and get me some pink and Hello Kitty on my toes. 🙂

BEST DECISION EVER! I am obsessed with them!

Yes, I know that I just wrote an entire blog about my toes…but I am a girl…and this is a Blonde’s P.O.V.

Soooooo I like my toes today.

PLUS: It is my birthday 🙂 I do what I want today! x

Thought for the day: Funny things on the tube

I really must say, when talking to friends from work, they are amazed at what my tube experiences have been.

Especially yesterday for instance.

Normally, no one speaks on the tube.

Everyone reads their paper or listens to their iPod at an extremely annoying volume level.

Either way, no one speaks.

Yesterday was an unusual and totally hilarious way to make my day go from terrible to amazing in 2.5 second.

So I am sitting on the Jubilee line, minding my own business.

When this guy walks up to me.

I am sure you are wondering what he said that made me day so amazing.

Well, has these silly adverts up that say things like “Mr. Right could be sitting right under this sign”…or “Your perfect girl could be sitting right here”.

I apparently was sitting under the “Girl of your dreams” one.

So this random comes up to me, I take my ear buds out so I can hear what he is saying..

He says, “The tube advert says you’re the girl of my dreams…and I think it may be right. Here is my number, call me sometimes.”

He hands me this piece of paper with a phone number scratched down on it.

I did not know whether to laugh or be creeped out.

Luckily I did not have to do much, because the next station was my stop.

I simply took the piece of paper, said thank you, smiled and got out of the train.

Minus the creepy factor of that situation, I must say that took some balls for sure.

I really do have the oddest luck EVER.

Weird/entertaining situations somehow always find their way to me.

Go figure.

Either way, thank you random guy on the Jubilee line…you made my day much, much brighter 🙂

Thought for the week: Disney Music

As I sit in my room, listening to Disney song classics such as songs from Snow White, Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast..I started wondering why it is these silly songs make you feel so happy.

Have you ever noticed that?

How can someone not get happy when you listen to Disney songs?

I think the songs give us that warm, fuzzy feeling because you want that ideal perception of love, relationships, life, whatever the song is singing about.

Since I was a little girl Disney movies gave me ideas about these subjects and made me want something exactly like these Disney characters had…

To bad it’s not realistic at all.

But, songs like Tale As Old As Time or Some Day My Prince Will Come are just a couple of examples of songs that make you want that feeling these characters have towards a significant other.

Which brings up another topic…is it better to have these fairytale-like high hopes…or is it better to be realistic and not let your heads get stuck in the clouds?

I, for one, will always have the dream of meeting my Prince Charming and living happily ever after.

So, dream big! Realistic or not…and go listen to some of your favourite Disney soundtracks.

Thought for the day: What fairy tales have taught me

If you think about it, as a girl, we start our lives off with hearing about fairy tales everywhere we go.

You learn about true love.

You learn about villans.

You learn that dreams do come true.

But what fairy tales such as Little Mermaid, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast and Tangled have taught me more than those silly childhood lessons.

Fairy tales, I have realised, have kept me positive in the last couple years where my life has decided to crash down a bit.

Every fairy tale princess has a conflict, whether it is being stuck in a tower or being a maid to evil step family members.

Fairy tales taught me that scars from your past make you who you are. Though  scars last forever…as long as you smile and follow your dreams, you can still be the princess and have your heart’s desires.

Thought for the day: My tHAIRapy

Elle Woods gets her nails nr therapy…for , my therapy is getting these awful brown roots covered.

Yes, I am THAT girl.

When I am sad…or just a bit down in the dumps…all my problems seem to disappear just like my roots do over the 2.5 hours process known as my hair appointment.

Makes me feel like a new person to get my hair back to its (wanna be) natural colour.

Truly. There is no better feeling than getting pampered.

Getting your hair done makes you feel spectacular.

No questions asked.

It is amazing. I love it.

This is part of the reason I don’t mind getting my hair done every five weeks…also…the fact my roots are DARK BROWN has a bit to do with it as well.

Plus, I really enjoy keeping up my persona that I am a natural blonde.

At heart anyways 😉

Thought for the day: Filming attempt one

Today was the first day of filming for the TV course I am in. My group..aka the A-Team, consists of Esther, Greg, and myself. We went to Harrow Museum to interview the manager to talk with him about the museum being an olympic torch stop. How exciting right?! GO HARROW!

So the adventure started off nicely. Esther and I walked to Greg’s flat, had some delicious bagels for breakfast, and went on our merry way to the tube station. We only had to go one stop. Easy right?

Not when you let me navigate. I saw a train. We jumped on. Go figure, it was the fast train which took us four stops further than our stop. Oh well. No big deal. We just hopped off at Moor Park and got the “all stations” train to North Harrow.

Then we caught the bus. Almost went the wrong direction, but Greg got us all sorted.

We got to the Museum to meet a lady who showed us to the manager and around the area. The museum is in a gorgeous location in the middle of no where off Pinner View.

While waiting for the manager to finish up what he was doing, we set up the camera, tested levels, and of course…took some pictures to remember this moment.

The interview went great! Minus the manager being a bit nervous and not knowing what to say. I worked the camera, Greg worked the mic levels, and Esther presented this time around.

We took some extra video incase we need it. And now we sit in a Final Cut Pro workshop with this hilarious guy who reminds me a bit of Mike Meyers in Austin Powers. Pretty funny. Hopefully we have an easy-ish time editing our own material tomorrow since we will be watched over by the tutors.

This is why I am in uni. To learn something knew…or in this case, to overload my mind with new information. Either way. I am learning 🙂

Thought for the day: I make Casper look black

I am naturally a fair skinned person…but Florida and lifeguarding managed to keep me looking tan all year long. Which was AMAZING! However, moving to London, I have official lost all colour I once had from this summer. Now. I am white…more like pale. That is a much more precise word.

Casper the friendly ghost is probably tanner than me. Standing next to this ghost would probably show us all that he is not white, but black after all. I officially am pale, and might I add I am NOT A FAN! However my options here are limited.

I would fake ‘n’ bake (go to a tanning bed, for those who don’t know the term), except it is hella expensive here in London. As a poor uni student, I have more important things to spend my money on…such as food. Although, I guess I could just not eat and get skinny/tan at the same time? Bad idea. Yes, I know. So there you go, my only option is out the door because I am living off of a student loan.

When I am pale, my self esteem goes down (in my mind). I feel better when I am tan. And although it is not clinically proven, I am pretty sure when you are tan you look thinner. So pale = chubby feeling. Not saying this is actually seen. But, as a female, I know I feel thinner and better about myself when tan.

Also, as a freckle-faced individual. I love being tan because I get more freckles. I love my “angel kisses”. They are one of my favourite parts of myself.

Shame, London..can’t you make it easier for people to be tan? I guess then everyone would look like they were foreign and would lose the “London” appeal. Paleness is okay here for me because everyone else is pale with me, so I am not alone. So for now, Casper can look darker than me, that is fine. I live in London and will rock the London-look with having no colour to my skin tone. 😉