Wednesday, 28 October 2015

Expert "Coconut" Carving With Gizzy

Ever since I've started youtube I've always wanted to do a pumpkin carving video because they're my favourite Halloween videos to watch. This year, I've finally got round to doing it with my amazing friend Georgie (thanks for agreeing to be in the video bab)

I hope you enjoy watching this spooky video! 

Now you might be wondering why the video is called coconut carving instead of pumpkin carving. Well that's quite simply because Georgie kept referring to them as coconuts by accident (an easy mistake to make) and the name just kinda stuck. 

After doing this video, I found out that my allergies to some raw fruits and vegetables have expanded to pumpkins too. So 24 hours after carving the pumpkins I still have a little reminder of the incident in the form of a rash across both my hands #massivefail!

But I honestly have to say this has been my favourite video I've EVER filmed. We truly had so much banter filming and it was a nice seasonal video to make at the moment. 

I hope you have as much fun watching the video as we did filming. The song of the day has got to be This Is Halloween from The Nightmare Before Christmas because we kept singing it whilst doing our carvings. Have you done any pumpkin yet this year, if so let me know in the comments! Thanks for watching. 

Izzy K xxx

Sunday, 25 October 2015

The Amazing Tour Is Not On Fire!

I still can't believe that I'm typing these words but today I had the amazing experience (is not on fire) of seeing AmazingPhil and Danisnotonfire live on their book tour. These boys are the first YouTubers that I ever subscribed too and their videos are honestly the reason I started my own channel. They never fail to amaze me with their content and I'm so glad I can actually say that I've been in the same room as them!

Although I haven't got my hands on the actual book yet *hint* but Christmas is approaching, I have seen from my friends copy that this book is filled with creativity. I truly think that you'll learn so much about them trough this book and I can't even express the effort that they put into it and the tour itself. 

I went with my amazing friends (are not on fire) Georgie and Nat

Unfortunately, I don't want to give too much away about the actual tour itself, under instructions from Dan to keep the spoilers down to a minimum. After all, we all know from his video "Spoiler Alert" how much he despises spoilers. But to be honest I agree with not giving too much away because I really liked being surprised throughout the show. And don't you worry, they have recorded the whole show, so if you didn't get tickets, you'll still be able to live the experience yourself!

Now, being as vague as possible, I have to say that this was the best YouTube event I've ever been to. I've been to meet&greet sessions for YouTuber's books before and I must say that I thought their show was a lot cooler than seeing a YouTuber for 10 seconds. You could really make the most of it. Their show was planned to perfection and pulled off really well. 

If you're wondering what the show includes, expect to see lot's of their channel content BUT IN REAL LIFE! And you can be as involved in the show as much or as little as you want, because there is audience participation, but here's the best bit; it's voluntary

I'm sorry that this post wasn't the most informative thing in the world but I truly think you have to be there to appreciate it, and talking about it wouldn't do it justice. I simply wanted to share and remember my experience by capturing it in a blog post. BUT OH MY GOSH I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO GO! Are you guys in the Phandom, and if so what do you think of the Amazing Book Is Not On Fire? 

Izzy K xxx

Monday, 19 October 2015

The Disney Tag

I was tagged by my beautiful blogging friend, Vicky Wright to do the Disney Tag. You can check out her magical post here! I was really worried for a second because I thought I already did this tag but then I realised it was another Disney tag (you can check it out here). Here are the questions for this tag:

1. Favourite Disney movie?

I would definitely have to say that would be The Little Mermaid. Ever since I first saw it I really wanted to be Ariel. I even made my mum make me a mermaid costume and I wore it to the beach once. I think it's safe to say I made absolutely no friends that day!

2. Walt Disney World or Disneyland?

It kills me to say this but unfortunately I've never been to either so I wouldn't know.

3. Favourite Disney character?

That would without a doubt be Ariel. She inspired my life long dream to have red hair and I just think she's the coolest Disney princess going.

4. The First Disney movie you remember seeing in the theaters?

The first Disney movie (and the first movie in general I think) I remember seeing was Finding Nemo. The only memory I have from that day though is when Bruce appeared on the screen it scared my sister so much that she hid under her seat for the rest of the movie. 

5. What type of Disney item do you collect the most?

That would probably have to be DVD's. Basically my whole family's DVD collection are Disney movies because they're fun for the whole fam.

6. Your favourite disney song?

Who doesn't love Just Can't Wait To Be King from the Lion King? I'M GONNA BE A MIGHTY KING SO ENEMIES BEWARE!!!

7. Favourite attraction/ride at the parks?

Again I've never been and I'm gutted about it!

8. What is your dream job at Disney?

I would love to be Disney Princess. I just think it would be the coolest job ever. I mean you'd get to make little kids happy all day long and plus you'd get to be a FREAKING DISNEY PRINCESS!

9. Who's the park character you never want to miss meeting at the parks?

Through tumblr I've heard a lot about what a sweetheart Peter Pan is and it would be a dream come true to meet him.

10. What's your most treasured Disney item?

Without sounding too cheesy, I would say that my most treasured item isn't a materialistic item and instead it's all the magical Disney memories I've made throughout my lifetime. 

11. Which Disney voice actor would you most like to meet?

It would be a childhood dream of mine to meet Robin Williams. He seemed like such a lovely man and really made my childhood magical.

12. Favourite Disney movie that's not a classic/famous?

The Sword In Stone is such a cute little movie and I really love the cartoon animation in it. It's definitely too underrated and deserves more recognition.

13. If you could say anything to Walt Disney right now, what would it be?

Thank you for giving me the best Childhood ever :)

14. Your favourite snack to get at the parks?

I've still never been and I might cry about it!

15. Your favourite parade/ show at the parks?


16. Flounder/Sebastian or Scuttle?

Sebastian for sure, his accent is amazing. And he's absolutely hilarious. Next to Ariel, I think he's the best character.

17. Your favourite Disney memory?

I remember being about 3 or 4 years old and being in the lounge of my parent's friends as I watched my first ever DVD which was Fantasia.

18. Do you have a favourite pair of Mickey ears?

No, I don't have any but it's on my wishlist. 

19. If you could, what "forgotten princess" would you add to the official lineup?

Princess Kida from Atlantis. I feel like this is a completely underrated film too and I just love the mysterious story behind it. 

20. Your favourite princess dress/outfit?

I just think that Aurora's dress in Sleeping Beauty is just so beautiful and I love both colours when it gets changed between blue and pink in the ballroom. 

21. Your favourite Disney soundtrack?

Omg how can you do this too me? Ok I can narrow it down to two which would be the Little Mermaid and The Lion King. But I love every Disney soundtrack since they write top-notch tunes. 

22. Genie, Abu, Carpet, Lago or Rajah?

How could you not pick Abu, he's adorable?!

23. Favourie resturant at the parks?

I really wouldn't know because I've missed out big time by never going.

24. How did you first discover the "magic" of Disney?

I think I was just kinda born with it. It played a huge role in both my parent's childhood so they brought me up watching Disney. 

25. What attraction are you most likely to go to first when you're at the parks?

I don't know if this classes as an "attraction" but the first thing I would definitely do is queue up to get a picture with a Disney character. 

26. You're favourite "iconic" moment? (e.g. Ariel on the rock, Aladdin finding the lamp, Rafiki lifting Simba etc)

That would most definitely be Rafiki lifting Simba. And as a cat owner, I totally reinact that scene with my cat all the time. Kitty is so blessed!

27. What's the saddest moment for you in any Disney film?

That would be Bambi's mum being shot. Aaaarrrggghhh Disney why did you give me those feelings.

28. Best Disney Kiss?

I would say it's the kiss between Belle and the Beast because it's so cute how she manages to break the spell!

29. If you could live in any world from a Disney movie, which would you choose?

I've said it before but the chalk drawing world from Mary Poppins. It would just be awesome to live in a little cartoon world and the penguins look so sweet. 

30. Favourite Disney musical sequance based on spectacle/animation?

I think it would be the scene in Enchanted when everyone, but one person, know the entire dance routine and lyrics to a song because the reality of one person not knowing what's going on is so funny.

31. Which Disney princess has the best sidekicks?

Awww who doesn't love the little mice in Cinderella. I could really do with a few to help me make awesome, stylish clothes like they do for Cinderella. 

32. If you could have a party themed around any Disney movie, which one would you pick?

I was seriously contemplating having a High School Musical themed 18th party but the only reason I'm not going to is because I hate planning things and I wont have time to plan it. But I will most definitely play the soundtrack to HSM at my 18th, don't you worry. 

33. Are you the only one obsessed with Disney in your family?

Hells no I'm not. Everyone in my family is and my mum especially used to love taking us to see Disney films in the cinema so she'd have an excuse to see them. 

34. Lumiere, Mrs Potts, Cogsworth, or Chip?

Mrs Potts, she seems so kind and caring. 

35. What are your top five Disney blogs on Tumblr?

*Confession* I don't think I actually follow any...

36. If you could choose the plot/adaption for the next Disney movie, what would it be?

Since I'm 100% obsessed with YouTube and I don't think about anything else, I'd love to see a YouTube themed Disney movie. I'd love to see all my favourite YouTubers be turned into Disney characters. Is that crazy?

37. Favourite hotel at the parks?

*officially books a ticket to a Disney park so I can actually answer these questions*

38. Which Disney movie do you turn to when you're sad/upset?

High School Musical because you simply can't be in a bad mood whilst listening to the cheesy soundtrack. 

39. The Aladdin show or the Little Mermaid show?

From the sounds of it the Little Mermaid show because my obsession with that movie is unreal. 

40. Do you plan to have/have you ever had your honeymoon at a Disney park?

That idea had never crossed my mind to before but I love that idea so much and I absolutely have my heart set on doing that now. #lifegoals

41. Favorite piece of Disney clothing/accessory to wear?

I'm literally wearing it whilst writing this lol. It's my khaki Mini Mouse T-shirt that my aunt brought me back from Disney. 

42. Post a picture of youself that's Disney-Related?

Well here's a little video of me singing along to High School Musical on instagram (life hack: you should follow)

Click HERE to see!

43. Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck?

How can I choose? ...I'd have to say Donald Duck because I love his voice, it's so cute. 

44. What Disney movies/worlds would you like to see in the next Kingdom Hearts game?

Unfortunately I don't actually play. 

45. Which Disney movie, even if it's not your favourite, will always have a special place in your heart and for what reason?

For some reason I love Peter Pan. The whole concept behind it has really fascinated me for ages and there's just something about the story that I'll love forever. 

Thank you so much for reading, my fellow Disney lovers (I'm assuming everyone loves Disney). The song of the day is You've Got A Friend In Me from Toy Story. I officially tag anyone that wants to do this tag, have fun! 

Izzy K xxx

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

One Direction OTRA Vlog

If you didn't already know that I'm a massive Directioner, then I'm sorry you don't really know me at all! For the last 5 years the band I've been obsessing over the most would have to be One Direction. I had the amazing life experience of seeing the boys live in Wembley 2 years ago and I can't believe I was lucky enough to see them again this year.

The concert was in Birmingham so me and 3 of my close friends took the train into the city at half 5 so we'd get there with plenty of time to spare. I walked with Georgie to the train station and on the way there I jokingly asked "did you remember to bring the tickets haha". I've never seen as much panic in someone's eyes as I saw in hers when she realised she actually hadn't. But luckily enough her dad saved the day and dropped them off at the train station.

This was my first time ever vlogging a concert so I apologize if my filming quality isn't very good. I know what I need to work on for next time. I was shaking the camera quite a lot because I just got too carried away dancing. I don't understand how people can stand still and just film a concert, because you didn't pay all that money just to stand there quietly and not live in the moment. 

Also, I have to let my anger out about something. I couldn't get as good footage as I was hoping because I was stuck behind a girl with like 2m long hair. Don't get me wrong, it was very beautiful hair but for some reason she felt the need to flick it EVERY TWO SECONDS and because her hair was so long it got in the way of all my filming. I wouldn't have minded it so much IF SHE DIDN'T DO IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH 18! Anyway rant over, it was still a life changing night.

Here's the vlog itself:

I know my vlogging still needs working on, but believe me I'll start practicing at every concert I go to from now on. I decided to start vlogging at this concert because who knows for how long One Direction will continue to tour. I simply had to save the memories by capturing them in a vlog. 

Thank you very much for reading/watching. The song of the day is Don't Forge Where You Belong by One Direction because I feel that it summaries their tour nicely. Please let me know in the comments what you think of One Direction.

Izzy K xxx

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

The Mum Tag

Hello everyone, today I'm back with another video but this week I have a special guest; my Mum!

Here's the video, I hope you enjoy :)

We had a lot of fun filming and even though she was reluctant to be in the video at first, I think she enjoyed it too! 

I changed a couple of the questions from the "official tag" so here's my own version of the tag in case you want to give it a go too:

  1. What was I like as a child?
  2. What do you think of me making youtube videos?
  3. In what way do you think we're really a like and in what way do you think we're completely different?
  4. If a freaky Friday scenario happened and we ended up switching bodies, how well do you think you'd survive as me in my school?
  5. What's something that annoys us about each other?
  6. What's something I obsess over?
  7. Have I ever embarrassed you?
  8. When were you most proud of me?
Thank you so much for reading/watching. The song of the day is Wake Up by The Vamps and I'm actually obsessed with the song and the music video!

Izzy K xxx

Friday, 2 October 2015

Excitement For This Time Of The Year!

Even though this is a very stressful time of the year, I can't help feeling constantly excited throughout it. I don't know why, but the festive spirit simply gets to me, and there's nothing I can do about it!

My absolute favourite time of year ever is the start of October until about mid January. It's no secret that I find it difficult to contain my excitement in these months. 

Here's why:

The end of September- Everyone's settled into school/sixth form/work and the dread of having to go back is over and you finally accept that you're back in the hell hole.

October has started- That means it's autumn baby! Who doesn't' like to starting to wear jumpers, lighting scented candles, and walking home with leaves crunching beneath your feet?

Halloween- One of my favourite holidays because I love all things scary and spooky. One problem I have is that in the UK, even though we celebrate it, we never seem to celebrate as hard core as in America and I wish we did.

Bonfire Night- I absolutely love this day for both the bonfires and firework displays. I can't concentrate all day long because I know that in the evening I'll be watching some awesome fireworks.

December starts- And so does the count down until Christmas!

St Nicholas day- This is celebrated in my family because my Mum is German and on the 6th of December it's traditional for children to receive chocolate from "St Nicholas" in their stockings/boots for being good children. I hope my family never grows out of this tradition.

Christmas Eve- This is basically the day where I try to contain my excitement for the next few hours whilst watching Elf and blasting Christmas tunes.

Christmas Day- I think it goes without saying that this is my absolute favourite day of the year. There's no other day that feels as magical.

Boxing Day- This day is amazing because it means you can officially start counting down until Christmas again. 

New Years- Who doesn't love New Year? I always find it so refreshing starting afresh every year. Every year my family and neighbours and friends of the family get together and have a little party and watch the Midnight fireworks. 

MY BIRTHDAY- This happens on the 14th January and next year will be particularly exciting because I'll be turning 18. I can't believe I'll be entering adulthood in a matter of months!

I don't really know what the purpose of this post is, other than saying how excited I am at the moment. Also, I've booked in loads of things that can release my inner fangirl in this time period, such as going to see YouTubers and going to concerts. This of course has added to the excitement and I'll be sure to keep you updated on those events.

Thank you so much for reading. The song of the day is Love Me Like You by Little Mix because the video came out today and if you haven't seen it then what are you doing with your life? Please let me know in the comments what your favourite things about Autumn/Fall are!

Izzy K xxx