24.11.15

What I've Learned From Getting A Debit Card


So a few weeks ago I got something I've wanted for a long time.
My very own debit card

I mainly wanted it because every time I got money, I'd spend it.
Every single time.
I honestly thought I had a spending problem but with a bank account I knew it would put a stop to my frivolous spending.

And amazingly it has.
But it has also taught me things I didn't think I'd learn from simply having an account in my name.
So in attempt to be interesting I've compiled a list of things having a debit card has taught me.
Lets begin:

I've Become Super Stingy About Money

Who would've thought that I'd change from a huge spender to a stingy spender.
Now I have a debit card I will literally refrain from buying things because I don't want to tamper with the amount in my account.
I try to spend by only using money at all times but when I have to use my card, I wont lie, a piece of my heart shatters.
However it doesn't stop me from having my moments where I reflect on whether I should buy something that catches my eye.

Another weird thing is I generally get upset when more than £10 comes out of my account because I've had to use it for something.
It annoys my friends so much because they'll think super stush for saying something like "Oh my god I only have *insert amount ranging from £100-£200* left"
To them it sounds snobbish but it generally upsets me, lord knows why.

I Hate Carrying My Card Around

This is a huge one.
I know I have to carry my card with me (on most occasions).
But when I do, I HATE IT.
Its because its so easy to lose a tiny piece of plastic and the fear of knowing that if I ever did lose my debit card, the consequences would overwhelm and I'd literally burst into flames.
I'd honestly rather lose £100 in cash then lose my card.
Honestly.
Knowing the fact that I'm 100% responsible for a card can be a massive weight on my shoulders but I guess its what I have to deal with if I want to have an account.

My Trust Issues Are Accelerated

I see this on the news all the time
"Tracker found in local ATM"
This does not sit well with me because if my branch (The bank where my bank account was started) is far away (aka more than 0.5 miles away cause I'm lazy) and I need money, a problem arises.
My nearest branch is about a 7 minute walk away but a free cash ATM is a 2 minute walk away.
I feel like I'm being tested every time this happens.
Since I already have trust issues, it does not help that I need money when there are ATMS's conveniently being discovered with trackers in them so I'm always like:
"Should I trust this bank?"
"Do I need money that bad?"
"Should I just walk the 7 minutes?"
Actually, I can answer the third question right now:
HELL NO.
In the end I push aside my fears and use the free cash machine because I'm too lazy to make the effort.

I Overanalyse Everything 

The final thing I've realised is, having a card gives you the heavy thought of whether you should buy a certain thing or not.
Let me break it down.
When I go into the shop and I see something I like I go through about 5 different stages mentally to figure out if I should buy it.
I ask myself a load of questions and think about whether I truly need it, its like I have to go through these phases because once I spend the money, that's pretty much it.
Unless I return it (which I never do because I'm lazy, as you all know)
As a Gemini I tend to over think anyways (*Hint for what the next blog post will be about ;p*) but with a card, my overthinking is blown out of the water.

I'm starting to wonder if this card is doing more harm than good to my mental state.
Probably.
Oh well, in the end its worth it in some aspects.

Time for an impromptu announcement!!

Its probably a bad idea to announce this so soon but whatever!
I was doing some random blog research such as visiting peoples blogs, reading their stories etc. and I found a website that does lovely blog designs such as full layouts and buttons etc.
I wont reveal the site just yet because I want to do a huge thank you post dedicated to the designer.

If you know who I'm talking about that's awesome but I will reveal everything in the near future.
Basically the announcement is: I am getting my blog redone.
I'm a bit of a perfectionist so if I have the chance to make my blog look more professional I will do it.
I'm super excited but its not ready yet, its currently being designed (I love how custom that sounds)
So when it is designed, I will be super excited to launch it!
Its probably very unlikely that the person redesigning my blog is reading this but if you are.

Thank you.

(I hope I don't sound a little selfish for not revealing who is designing my blog, its just that, everything is only in the works, nothings been designed yet so for when it is, I can reveal it all in a super joyful post.
If you really want to know who is designing my blog, I will happily say so in the comments)

14.11.15

You'll Never Guess What Happened...

 
I'm literally so excited to share this story with you guys.
.
 
I'm back from my 2 week impromptu hiatus!
 
Literally having writers block + mass amounts of homework is a deadly combination but I finally have it all sorted.
 
Now onto my story..
 
A few weeks ago I was contacted by a lovely woman who works for the company called Miss Nella, who specialise in safe, non toxic peel of nail polish.
She told me about their company and that she saw my blog, she asked if I wanted to test some of their nail polishes.
 
I was so shocked
 
Is this real?!
Have I actually been asked to sample products?!
Who would've thought my blog would actually get noticed by a company?!
 
After pondering a million questions in my head, I eventually got suspicious.
Obviously as a naturally suspicious person I thought I was victim to a scam or something so I spent a good 30 minutes eye-balling the email, I told friends and researched what typical scam emails look like.
 
Then I just came to the realization, "Stop being an over thinker and respond to the email you dummy"
And that's what I did!
 
I accepted the offer because if it was legitimate, I'd be stoked to sample products but I made sure to ask if it was a scam first because if I got a response I knew it couldn't be so after I sent the response I patiently waited to see if I would get a reply.
 
And I did! 
 
The next day I was told it wasn't a scam and all I had to do is enter my shipping address and the colour preferences I had.
I guess I shouldn't have thought it was a joke because they have a legitimate website but what can I say?
I'm just a naturally hesitant person.
 
After getting the email I immediately went onto their website
They have so many different colours so picking 3 favourites wasn't very hard
I chose:
Mermaid Blue
Little Poppet
Pink a boo
How adorable are the names?
 
When I sent the email I was so excited however I didn't know how long it would take.
I thought maybe  3-4 days but No, it literally came the next day I was like
"Woah, talk about speedy delivery"
 
Since I knew I wanted to share this story I took pictures, just to make this story a little more interesting.
 
Here is the adorable little package it came in. (As well as the padded envelope of course)

 

I was wondering if they were going to wrap the nail polish because I thought they would smash
during delivery but they wrapped it super neatly!

 
 

Here it is!

I decided to test the mermaid blue first as I thought it was a gorgeous colour
(Forgive my gross bear hands and shabby nail work)
By the way that bright beam of light on my nails is the camera flash, just in case you were wondering.
 
The peel off bit of the nail polish enticed me so I had to put it to the test and it was totally legit!
It peels off super easily and it doesn't have the strong nail polish smell normal nail polish has, its because
Miss nella nail polish is water based
(I did my research)

Now, just to clear anything up, I was in no way asked to endorse this product I was just asked if I wanted to sample it so everything I'm saying about it is 100% authentic.

If you're interested in the product make sure to go to their website!
Just in case you need reminding it's:
missnella.com
In no way would I ever think my blog would get noticed by a company so this super happy feeling will not drift away for a long time.
If you've made it up to the end of this story
Thanks for reading :-)

13.11.15

Super Quick Update

Hey...
 
Its been a while hasn't it.
 
 
I literally have no excuse except I have been so freaking busy with school work, I honestly feel like I'm drowning in it.
That would explain my absence, I'm still replying to comments and what not so I'm not completely dead and I have also been working on about 4 different posts so I've not been lazy and completely abandoned my blog.
 
The posts I have been working on (as well as a future collab) are all nearly finished, one contains an exciting story that I cannot wait to share with you all soon.
 
Tomorrow I'm going to dedicate my day to stop dilly-dallying and finish everything.
 
I'm nearly there.
 
Just bare with me.
 
 
But thanks for being patient.