Thursday, 12 July 2018

What Every British Person Is Thinking During This Heatwave

In case you don't follow any Brits on social media, I just thought I'd update you that we're having a heatwave in the UK at the minute. Like, it's actually unheard of for it to be sunny for more than 2 days, so we're quite confused about what's going on. So here's what we're all asking ourselves...

1. What's that giant yellow bright thing in the sky?

The Sun? Never heard of her

2. Spoons anyone?

Get a purple rain in my belly nowwww

3. Is there any point even going abroad on holiday anymore?

Seriously though, a trip to Wales in the sun can make for a lovely holiday

4. Why didn't it come home? 

This does only apply to the English Brits,
 but come on it did kinda feel like it would be our year!

5. How many barbecues is it acceptable to have in a row?

Just wanna be sat outside nibbling away

6. How many lunch breaks in a row can I spend in the beer garden before my boss gets annoyed?

Summer is the only season when you can day drink
 and no one will judge you

7. Why do I feel like I'm on Love Island?

In my head I feel like I'm just as in shape

8. ...Shall I apply for Love Island?

I mean what do I have to lose? Nothing
. What do I have to gain? Weeks in the sun and a guaranteed career in reality TV

9. What's the maximum heat I'm even legally allowed to work in?

Me trying to get out of bed, knowing that there's no air-con at work

10. Will I even survive?

You're lying if you can't relate!

Thank you so much for reading, and I hope you're all making the most of this wonderful weather. The song of the day is Heatwave by Wiley because it's the most fitting song!

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 5 July 2018

My Channel Summary: June

It seems to have been a while since I mentioned on my blog that I also make YouTube videos. If you're interested please feel free to click on that tab on the top of my page to be directed to the worst content on YouTube ;)

But anyway, I wanted to share what I've posted in June since for the first time in a while I'm feeling pretty happy with my content. I went through a bit of a phase where I didn't feel confident with the content I was producing and wasn't sure what direction I was going in, and it almost felt like I was posting things for the sake of it.

Recently however, I've been making content that I genuinely enjoy filming, and about topics that I'm passionate about. I feel like that's starting to come across in my videos too and I'm having a lot more fun with what I'm producing. 

So here's what you may have missed on my channel throughout June:

The University Tag

It feels so strange to say this, but I have officially finished my first year at university. Time really does fly when you're having fun. And to remember my wonderful first year I decided to film a final university video.

5 Conspiracy Theories That Turned Out To Be True

THIS video is one that I was particularly happy with. In case you didn't know, I'm a conspiracy theory junkie, I seriously can't get enough of them. And since I have so much fun researching them, I decided to start my own series on my channel.

June Favourites 2018

I love filming favourites videos, you might say they're actually my favourites to film (if you'll pardon the pun). This is a classic Izzy K monthly favourites with lot's of lip syncing of course!

Turning My Sister Into Me

This video was one of the funniest videos I've filmed for a while. Well, you might not think so because me and my sister have the worst sense of humor, but we literally had so much fun filming this.

So that's what you may have missed on my channel throughout June. The song of the day is Can I Have This Dance from High School Musical 3. Yes, I'm mature! Thanks for reading/ watching,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 28 June 2018

I Found The Secret To Life (The Law Of Attraction)

Recently, I've come across this theory which has honestly changed my life. It is essentially the idea that you can shape your own future and reality using just your thoughts. This post is all about how I know it's possible...

I'm in no way claiming to be a Law Of Attraction expert, but I must say the more I learn about it, the more I believe in it. What makes me believe in it the most is the fact that I hadn't even heard of the phrase "speaking things into existence" before I realised it was happening to me. That's why I really believe in the power of it, because it was something I realised was happening for myself before even hearing this theory.

So I was noticing really weird coincidences happening in my life. Like things I couldn't even imagine in my wildest dreams were happening. Good and bad, like "oh wouldn't it be my luck if I bumped into this person" and then I'd happen to run into them that day. Then my friend on YouTube, Louise, made a video which literally blew my mind because it explained everything I noticed happening. If you haven't already, please check out her channel because she is literally a queen and explains this a lot better than I can.

Like I said earlier, I'm definitely no expert when it comes to this topic. But from what I've gathered it works is in 3 stages:

1. Ask (for what you feel you need)
2. Believe (that what you're asking for has the possiblity to come true, even if you don't know how)
3. Receive

Buuuut there's a slight twist. You can't force the law of attraction. You can't be desperate for what you are asking for, and you can't be obsessed with it. It's all about putting ideas out into the universe, and the universe rewarding you with what is right. 

For example, if you're begging the universe for your crush to text you back, you can't force it. No matter how much you want it to happen it won't... trust me I may be speaking from experience! The right things will just organically happen if you let the universe do it. 

Now I've gone on about weird coincidences happening in my life. It was sort of like when you have a dream, and then that dream comes true. Like an idea popped into my head and I thought "hey wouldn't it be weird if that happened" and then it would. 

Well, I mean one time I literally did have a dream that came exactly true. Even if it was a mediocre one. I dreamed I was walking down a cul-de-sac, with a hedge along the path and I could vividly remember each house on the road and where all the signposts were. Now this really wasn't a familiar road to me at all, and there was no actual reason for it to pop into my mind. The next morning I had a driving lesson and my teacher told me to take a left into a cul-de-sac. And you've guessed it, it was the exact one from my dream. Like I had no idea this road even existed, yet alone knew it well enough to picture in great detail only to go down it the next day on my driving lesson. My instructor seriously wondered what was wrong with me because I literally went into a state of shock. 

And another example of when I knew something was GOING to happen was when I was at work last year. For some reason I just knew that the mum of my friend (who also worked at the shop) would come in that day. I just had a vision that said "Jack's mum will come into work today". Now I had never met her before in my life, didn't know what she looked like, Jack didn't tell me she would come in and I just had absolutely no reason to assume that she would come in. And would you believe it, I was doing my afternoon shift serving a customer when Jack comes up to me and says that the women I was serving was his mum. I didn't even feel shocked because I just knew it was going to happen. I just didn't expect it to.

So I'm not fully sure if the last two examples even count as "the law of attraction" or if they're just weird coincidences. But the next example was the final straw for me, that I knew that someone out there in the universe just had to be listening to me and that I was speaking things into existence. 

The other week I met up with an old school friend and we were reminiscing about how people weren't the nicest to us back in the day. There was one boy in particular that was sort of the ring leader of all the mean comments directed at us. Me and my friend were wondering what he was up to now, and what he'd say to us if he saw us now. As we were talking, it just hit me that I would see him later that week. I had no idea when or where, I just knew. We don't have any mutual friends, and I actively don't follow him on social media, so it's not even like I'd know where he'd be or anything. But I still knew that I'd see him.

That Wednesday I went clubbing in Birmingham (a huge city with plenty of nightclubs to choose from) and guess who I bump into. That delightful boy! I wasn't even surprised to see him because I knew that it was finally time for us to meet again. Without trying to sound too big headed, the comments he was making that night were a lot nicer than the ones he made to me in school and it was very clear the tables had turned. Of course I had no interest though, and karma had it's little kiss for him ;) But it was one of those moments that felt like was meant to happen. Like those horrible times I had in school were all worth it for that moment. Thank you universe for that reward!

So that has been my little post on how I've noticed the Law Of Attraction working in my own life. The song of the day is When You Believe by Whitney Houston. Let me know in the comments what your thoughts on this are,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Expectations Vs Reality Of Being At University

Being a student is something else, let me tell you that now! Don't get me wrong, I wouldn't change my experience for the world and I've had the best first year imaginable. The only thing is I had so many expectations of what university would be like (and what I'd be like at university) but it was completely different to how I imagined.

I've come up with 10 expectations vs realities of university:

1. Expectation: I'd go to every party and go clubbing multiple times a week

Reality: I can't hack it! Being a 20 year old in first year has made me feel like an OAP when it comes to being able keep up with the kiddos (even if they are still more mature than me). Even though I'm still crazy for clubbing, I feel like I just couldn't physically do it every night anymore like I used to... *sigh* I'm getting old.

2. Expectation: En Suite halls are better than shared accommodation

Reality: As nice as it is to have the luxury of having your own bathroom, you have to clean it              yourself and they tend to be more expensive. If you're a sociable person, shared halls are definitely      the halls for you. By visiting my friends in shared halls I am now a changed person after witnessing some of the madness in there, it's just too funny!

3. Expectation: I'll still have normal sleeping and eating patterns

Reality: Nope. I jet-lagged myself. Honestly I'd just end up napping whenever I was tired and eating whenever I was hungry. 3am? Perfect time to eat a bowl of pasta. 3pm? Perfect time for a nap.

4. Expectation: I'd make an effort with my appearance, keeping on top of my nails, roots and fake tan

Reality: The only makeup I wore to my lectures was last night's if I'd been clubbing. I went to the      launderette in my dressing gown. And my personal best achievement was going to Spoons in my        pajamas. 

5. Expectation: My week would be filled with lectures

Reality: Most my classes were in blocks together, meaning I was only in uni for three full days and had loads of free time outside classes. 

6. Expectation: I'll budget my week

Reality: Helllooooo overdraft! Someone needs to take my card off me when I'm out to make sure I    don't spend another £85 on jagerbombs...

7. Expectation: Uni is a fresh start where you won't know anyone

Reality: You'll know someone in the town or city you're studying in. I don't think I've ever gone into Liverpool without bumping into someone I know from home, it really is a small world.

8. Expectation: Students are mature

Reality: HAHAHAHAHA! Even though I rely on myself to do my own washing and cooking (and just generally making sure I survive) don't be surprised to find me watching an episode of Arthur in my room eating a family pack of cookie crisp cereal. 

9. Expectation: University courses are harder than A-Levels

Reality: Now I know this depends on your course. But in my personal experience if someone asked me whether my Film&Media course is harder than my Chemistry A Level I'd say nope, not at all! I know I'm only in first year though so I don't want to jinx it ;)

10. Expectation: Everyone is there because they are passionate about the course they are studying. 

Reality: As a self-diagnosed nerd the thought of spending £9000+ on something you don't live and breathe for honestly baffles me. But no, some people are genuinely 100% just there for the piss up!

So these are a few ways in which I noticed uni was different to how I imagined it. The song of the day is Cola by Camelphat and Elderbrook because I think I listened to that song more than any other at uni. Let me know how your student experience is going if you're a student too,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 5 April 2018

Get To Know Me Tag

Tags are some of my favourites to share on my blog because they just feel so personal. I love feeling like you guys can get to know me better, and these questions are a great way to do that. So I hope you enjoy this tag:

Jk please get to know me!

1. Are you named after anyone?

I believe I was named after Isabella Rossellini. Well I think it was more the fact my parents heard her name and liked it, I don't think I was named after her for any specific reason. 

2. When was the last time you cried?

I think I cry near enough every day of my life because I'm always an emotional wreck. But to answer the question it was after hearing some bad news about a family member earlier this week.

3. Do you have kids?

I don't, but people my age are starting to get married and have kids which is literally freaking me out!

4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself?

Hell no, I'm a mess with a terrible sense of humor.

5. Do you use sarcasm a lot?

No, never!

6. Will you ever bungee-jump?

I'd LOVE to because I love things like rollercosters and anything that is fun like that. It's definitely on my bucket list. 

7. What’s your favorite cereal?

Special K, chocolate flavour. 

8. What’s the first thing you notice about people?

Their smile as cheesy as that sounds, and their sense of humor. 

9. What is your eye colour?

Blacky brown. 

10. Scary movie or happy endings?

Scary movies for sure I'm such a horror fan.

11. Favorite smells?

Roses and mint. But not together haha.

12. Summer or winter?

Winter for sure I literally can't stand summer. I'm cold blooded for sure.

13. Computer or television?

Computer, because you can watch TV on your computer. I definitely couldn't be without my laptop.

14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home?

I went to Sofia, Bulgaria last May and that's the furthest I've ever traveled.

15. Do you have any special talents?

Every now and again I can make a few people chuckle with my terrible jokes, but other than that I'm the definition of talentless. 

16. Where were you born?

Solihull, England. 

17. What are your hobbies?

I love anything to do with social media and filming and editing. I'm so passionate about my youtube channel. I'm not fussed about getting views or likes or anything (if that was the case I would have given up a long time ago) I just love that it's my creative outlet where I can be as silly as I want. 

18. Do you have any pets?

I'm the biggest animal lover ever and at my parents house we have 2 cats and 2 chickens. But I've had every pet imaginable from hamsters to stick insects. 

19. Favorite movie?

Definitely Submarine (2010, Richard Ayoade) because it's got a genius script filled with dark humor and it's just so aesthetically pleasing. 

20. Do you have any siblings?

I have a younger sister called Vicky, but I refer to her as "Smelly". 

21. What do you want to be when you grow up?

Hmmm this is a hard one! I literally just wanna take every single opportunity that there is for me to have a job doing anything in the media industry.

The song of the day is Scared To Be Lonely by Dua Lipa. Thanks for reading,

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 29 March 2018

How To Pick A Degree You're Passionate About

It took me ages to decide whether I wanted to go to university or not. Whilst I was in 6th form I applied to study Psychology, fully knowing that I had no intention of actually going to university but everyone else was so I thought "meh I might as well apply for anything". But after actually taking the time to realize what I was passionate about, I am now very happily studying Media and Communication & Film studies at a university in Liverpool.

I honestly think I've made the best decision of my life because it's honestly the most ideal course for me and I'm so in love with what I'm studying. That's why I thought I'd share my tips on how I chose a degree that was perfect for me...

1. Be selfish- It's not often people tell you to do this, but when it comes to what is best for your studies putting yourself first is essential. Everyone's got their unique skills and talents, so the only way you're gonna choose a course that is right for you is by picking one that you yourself want to do. There's no point going to university to study a subject that you think your parents, family, friends or potential future employers want you to do. Do what's right for you and only you!

2. Evaluate the career you want to go in to- For me I always knew I wanted a career in the media. But don't ask me specifically what area though, I have no idea yet. That's why I thought "why don't I just do a media degree instead of psychology degree, if I'm gonna end up doing media anyway". 

3. Evaluate your hobbies- If you're unsure of the career field you wanna go into, that doesn't matter (let's face it most people don't really know what they want to do with their lives). The best way you're gonna know what career you wanna go into is to base it off your hobbies. Like with me for example, all I do in my spare time is go on YouTube and go on Netflix so a Media+Film degree = a no brainer.

4. Look at universities- First of all you're gonna have to find universities that actually teach the subjects you want to do... obviously! But then an important factor to consider is the rankings of those universities. My advice would be not to look at the overall ranking of that uni, but the ranking of the course you're looking at. There's no point applying one of the top 10 universities in the country if it's got bad facilities to teach your specific course. 

5. Visit the universities- Speak to students about their experience, look at student satisfaction, meet your potential future lectures and look at the location of your actual university. Looking at a university on the internet is soooooo different to seeing it in person, and you're gonna wanna make sure you will enjoy every second of living there.

6. Have a final sleep on it- Have a think to yourself whether you can really see yourself wanting to get up each morning to go to your lectures and whether you're really that passionate about your course that you'll spend time outside your lessons working on your degree.

As someone who knows what its like to study the perfect subject for them, I would say its definitely worth it to wait until you know what you want to do for sure. The song of the day is Stolen Moments by The Vamps. Let me know if you have any questions about my university experience so far, I'll be happy to answer :)

Izzy K xxx

Thursday, 22 March 2018

TV Characters We All Love To Hate

Every TV show has THAT character. The one who you would hate to be friends with in real life, yet they're the ones who you actually watch the show for. After all, they are the show.

Here are my top ten fave characters that I know I should hate, but I just simply love them:

10. Cook from Skins

This loveable rogue is the one of the love interests of Effy, and all though she ends up being #teamfreddie you as the audience cant help but have a soft spot for good ol' Cook. Despite his hard outer shell, he really is a big softy on the inside.

9. Tommy Shelby from Peaky Blinders

He's the baddie. But do we care? No we don't. We're routing for gangster Tommy, and his clan the whole way. Plus, as a Brummie, I approve of his accent!

8. Cheryl Blossom from Riverdale

Cheryl can be a bit cold hearted. But honestly we're all here for it. Her clever plans and wicked ways just are the life and soul of Riverdale, and lets face it we all kinda wanna be her.

7. Frank Gallagher from Shameless

This applies for both the UK and US version. Frank is a lazy lazy lazy father who simply isn't doing a lot for himself or others for that matter. Even though we wouldn't be jumping through hoops to have him in our own family, he really is the ultimate storyline behind the show.

6. Ross from Friends

If you know a "Ross" in person, all I'm saying is "Run". He's clingy, he's big headed and in my opinion just annoying in general. Yet his storylines are the best. I'm willing to fight anyone who says "The One With Ross's Tan" isn't the ultimate best episode.

5. Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon is a difficult one. His pedantic ways require a certain type of person to tolerate him, yet the comedy he provides to the show is pure genius (if you'll pardon the pun). But honestly TBBT is a show I love to hate in general.

4. Vod from Fresh Meat

She is the bee's knees and she knows it. The word "cool" was invented by Vod, yet she really uses this to her advantage to be able to do exactly whatever she wants and when because she knows she can.

3. Nathan from Misfits

The ultimate naughty boy. He's got no filter which explains how he gets himself into tricky situations. Is Misfits even Misfits without Nathan?

2. Jay from The Inbetweeners

How he thinks he's getting away with his blatant lies is beyond us. Jay is the sort where you tell him you've been to Tenerife and next thing you know he's been to Elevenerife. The cringe is real, but we can't stop watching.

1. Ned Flanders from The Simpsons

He really knows how to grind Homer's (and our) gears, but he's so innocent bless him. Let's be real, we all know a Ned IRL. 

So here are the top ten characters we all love to hate. The song of the day is Drunk In Love by Beyonce. Let me know if you feel any other characters should be on this list,

Izzy K xxx