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My University Experience.

I think it’s fair to say, that University was the best choice I ever made. Not only to graduate in BA Hons Graphic Communication, but for the experience and the friends that I have made.
It’s a bitter sweet ending to university, as I reflect back and think of the amazing times I’ve had, but then realising the fact that it’s all over now.

Although, I have had one of the best times of my life at university. I have met so many new people, gained some of the closest friends, had some of the funniest moments and I have become a much stronger, independent and mature person (believe it or not..!)

If that isn’t enough, I have even had the opportunity to travel with university. I went to New York and Tokyo and they were such incredible places, which have left me with some amazing memories for life.

We’ve had ups and downs, stress and tears throughout the three years, but it was definitely worth all the hard work and experiences that have come from it!
I wouldn’t have changed it for anything!
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(Apologies for the mass of photos, but they were more valuable than words – in order from Year One, Two and Three).

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TOKYO VLOG!

So I have finally got around to uploading my Tokyo Vlog – sorry it has taken so long!
I had such an amazing time there and I’m already missing it!

A lot of people have asked about the Studio Ghibli Museum aswell, as there was a tiny bit of footage – I wasn’t allowed to take photos or record in there sadly, but it was a stunning building with character stained glass windows and lots of tunnels and holes for you to walk through!

Hope you enjoy!

Here is my YouTube Channel.

Alice In Wonderland Themed Restaurant – Shibuya, Tokyo.

I thought that I would share a review on the Alice In Wonderland Themed Restaurant that we visited in Shibuya, Tokyo. It was amazing there!
Before we went to Tokyo, we decided to look up the crazy themed restaurants that are around Tokyo. There were Alcatraz themed, prisons, Thunderbirds, Under The Sea, Vampires and even a Robot Restaurant!
We decided to go to the Alice In Wonderland one, as it seemed the most impressive – and I must say, it certainly lived up to it’s hype online!
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The food was amazing, not that pricey but definitely brilliant quality and dedication on a plate! All of the dishes and drinks on the menu were themed around Alice In Wonderland, not only by name but by the little touches in appearance.
Not forgetting to mention the menu.. It was presented as a large storybook which was illustrated on each page, with the listings! It was gorgeous!
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I decided to get a cabonara pasta (of some sorts, can’t really remember what it was) – it was gorgeous, but they also created a playing card out of the ‘cracker’, or whatever it was! It was such an adorable touch! They even brought us a small starter in a teacup, that had a card which said ‘Eat Me’ on it!
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Desert was definitely the highlight of the night! I ordered something along the lines of the caterpillar – it was some sort of a swiss roll which was green to form the caterpillars body. He then had two blueberries for eyes, cream for the head and two chocolate twirl tube things for antennas! He also came with a miniature top hat, which was the most amazing chocolate mousse that I have ever tasted, with chocolate formed as a hat on the top! To top that off even more, they wrote ‘Eat Me’ on the plate in chocolate sauce which was extremely adorable!
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If anyone is going to Tokyo, I would very highly recommend this restaurant! Their uniforms were ridiculously cute too – I am sold, I totally want one! We all thoroughly enjoyed it here and would love to go back to this amazing restaurant!

Where have I been?! – TOKYO!

A few people have been wondering where I have been recently, due to the lack of blog posts and tweets. I have been to Tokyo with university – I got back yesterday and I had an amazing time! Tokyo is a ridiculously large place, but you definitely get a culture shock from there. Everyone is so polite, quiet and hardworking.
During my Tokyo visit, we decided to go to Shibuya, Shinjuku, Ghibli Museum (I wasn’t allowed to take photos there though), Nakano, Harajuku, Akihabara, Alice In Wonderland Restaurant, Hard Rock Cafe Tokyo and lots of traditional food places! We also visited the Observation Deck in our hotel, as it also had an Aquarium, Planetarium and a shopping mall.
I thought that I would just place some Tokyo photos here that I took, which will practically sum up my visit there!

Can I go back now?
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What I got for Christmas 2013

I had an amazing family christmas, with visits from my brother and his girlfriend too. There was lots of food, games and rubbish tv – but we had a really good few days.
I am going to Tokyo in February, so I have had some money put towards my trip for christmas and my birthday, so that was my main present!

I have received a variety of gifts, from books, perfume and games!

The first present I received was a trusty bottle of Bio-Oil. Me and my mother go through these bottles as if it’s water, so it’s always really good to stock up (as it’s on offer at the moment aswell!). I use these on stretch marks (I have a big butt, then I run so it disappears, then returns eventually – so I have the little white tiger stripe marks) and I also use this on my psoriasis and eczema on my face! You can also use this to balance uneven skin tone aswell.

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These are the two pairs of Ray Ban’s that I spoke about in another post – I chose the gold-chrome colour as they were on offer on christmas eve at an outlet. Then I went back to the store on Boxing Day to see if they had any Ray Ban cases delivered, and I saw the classic Wayfarer’s on sale too. These were ridiculously cheap as they were all brand new, but had minor manufacture faults to them. Most glasses had wonky legs, but these were perfect and the only fault with these is the Ray Ban sticker on the lens. They’ve gone to reprint Ray Ban, next to it. But for £42.90 instead of £143.00, I’m not complaining!

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I am obsessed with The Smiths and Morrissey, so when I saw that the Morrissey autobiography was only £3 in Tesco, I had to get it! My mother bought it as an early christmas present for me, and I’ve already started reading it! I then received a Tokyo Guide Book which is full of really useful information for when I go in February. Lastly, I received this adorable Marvel notebook – I am a big comic book fan and I’m always filling up notebooks, so this was perfect and came at the right time! I might use this for my blog and YouTube organisation!

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I had a pair of Skullcandy headphones YEARS ago and they always come in handy! Especially when I travel, or go on a plane! These ones are the same as my others (which my parents didn’t realise) but they’re a navy colour, instead of my previous red and white. I’m glad to have another pair and that they fold up really small! The only thing with the low riders is that people can hear your music, if you have it on a specific volume! But I don’t mind, unless I’m listening to something cringeworthy! I love these, and at least I can have a pair at home, and a pair in Cardiff.

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I didn’t receive this FOR christmas, but I won it on a Twitter Competition and it arrived on Christmas Eve, so I thought that I would include it! Inside this adorable Liz Earle star packaging, is a strengthening nail polish in a gorgeous, neutral brown colour.

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Next, I received a little bundle of travel toiletries for my trip in February. I love travel sized items, especially the Aussie ones! It’ll make my suitcase a lot lighter, instead of lugging around huge bottles of shampoo!

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I then unwrapped a gigantic box, that I had no idea what it was going to be. To my surprise, it was the No7 light up vanity mirror! I have a smaller Revlon light up vanity mirror from when I was younger, although the lead for the light disappeared. I’m so glad that I have this one now, as yet again, I can keep my smaller one at home and take this one back to Cardiff with me!
I love receiving things like toiletry bags, so I was chuffed when I saw that I had the Toni & Guy ‘Matthew Williamson’ set! I adore the patterns that Matthew Williamson uses on his designs, and this bag is gorgeous! Although, is it just me that ALWAYS has a problem with Toni & Guy packaging?! I opened my bag, picked up the Heat Defence Spray and it was completely empty! It had leaked through my bag as the seal was broken, so I had to take the bag back (sold out) and get the spray replaced. It also came with a Shampoo, Conditioner and Sea Salt Spray that I love (although, the spray was broken on my old one too). I love getting different shampoos and conditioners though, so I cannot wait to use these!

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Yet again, this wasn’t received ON christmas day, but my dad went to the sales on Boxing Day (without us knowing). He came back from Boots with 3 different perfume/aftershave sets and gave one each to me, my brother and his girlfriend. This was because they were half price and my birthday is in January and theirs are in February! So they were early birthday presents – WHICH SMELL AMAZING! Not to mention, this Chloe perfume set was suppose to be a whopping £50, so reduced to £25 was an amazing price!

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I was chuffed to receive more perfume, although I have loads – but you can never have enough really! Paco Robanne’s Lady Million smells gorgeous and I know that A LOT of people had this for christmas as it was on offer for a really good price over the christmas holidays! My auntie then bought me a perfume from Avon that smells fresh and floral, called Secret Fantasies? (I think). This is a really good every day perfume, that I can just wear throughout the daytime. I then had my presents from my brother, he bought me the Lego Iron Man set which I love, Lego Miniatures (which are in a sealed bag and you don’t know which character you’re going to get) and the amazing Lego Superheroes xbox game, that I had my eye on! You know what I’m going to be doing for the next few days!

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I hope you all had an amazing christmas and have a happy new year! I am currently uploading Vlogmas Week Two to my YouTube Channel and there will be one more after that – before my birthday! So keep your eyes peeled!