Thursday, 7 March 2013

Car trouble!

Hey everyone!

I hope you're all well.

Learning to drive is one if the best things I have ever done. Living in a village, it's my key to freedom out if here. However, I am always out of pocket because of my car!

Not only is petrol extortionately priced and forever increasing, but it's one thing after another with my car!

I own a mini and I love it! But it just seems to hate me! I have had it 8 months now, and it's been down hill from day 1. It came with 3 months warranty. Within the 3 months it had to have new spark plugs and ht leads. This was covered by warranty. Since then, I have had to have a door handle replaced...yes, a door handle, and now I need a new gearbox!

I have just paid £800 for my car insurance and my mot is due at the end of April. I am really starting to resent my car! And today, just to add to the problems, my brother told me he thinks the exhaust is blowing.

Needless to say I am struggling! It's a vicious circle. I have to drive to get to work, and I am doing overtime at work to try and have enough money for my car. Driving it with a gearbox that could go at any time is risky, but there's no other way for me to get to work.

Life's a bitch!

But I'm still smiling!

I just hope to get a little bit more luck with my car sometime soon

Speak soon

Charlotte xxx

Tuesday, 5 March 2013

Get to know me

Hey guys!

So I thought its about time I told you a little bit more about myself...

I love browsing YouTube videos, and I came across the 'get to know me tag'. I plan on making the video for my YouTube channel, but haven't been able to film recently, so have decided to do a blog post first instead.

So, here goes...

Name : Charlotte
Nicknames: Smurf, Charley
Birthday : 13th November
Place of Birth : England
Star Sign : Scorpio
Occupation : Optical Assistant
Hair Colour : Brown
Hair Length : Long
Eye Colour : Blue
Best Feature : Eyes?..
Braces : Yes
Piercings : Yes, 16
Tattoos : Yes, 3
Righty or Lefty: Righty

First Best Friend : Arian
First Award : Sports Day Year 6
First Sport : Football
First Holiday : Isle Of Wight?
First Concert : Never been

Favourite Film : Finding Nemo <3
Favourite TV Show : Don't have one
Favourite Colour : Purple
Favourite Song : You're My Star (Stereophonics)
Favourite Restaurant : Red Hot
Favourite Shop : New Look
Favourite Book : I don't read anymore, but I liked The Lovely Bones
Favourite Magazine : This is an area where I need to improve! I don't read any. Used to get More

Favourite Shoes : Nike Airmax1 leopard
Feeling : Tired
Single or Taken : Single
Eating : Chocolate Mousse
Listening to : How We Do (Rita Ora)
Thinking About : Having a shower
Watching : Nothing
Wearing : Zebra Print Onesie

Do I believe in
God : No
Miracles : No
Love at first sight : No
Ghosts : Yes
Aliens : Yes
Soul Mates : Yes
Heaven : I hope so
Hell : No
Kissing on First Date : Yes
In Myself : YES


Stressful day!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday was a day full of stress and worry...

As some of you know, I am the very proud owner of an American Bulldog called Flo. The time came for her to be spade. This would have been done months ago, had I not have had to pay my car insurance (£800!!).

Having Flo spade was a must for me! As I am not going to breed her, being spade has a lot of long term benefits for her. It reduces the risk of infections and diseases, takes away that risk of her having puppies, and means she will never have to go through another season. I let Flo have her first season, and throughout the whole 3-4 weeks it lasted, she was miserable and totally not herself. So, in the long run, this routine procedure was the best decision.

The operation went well, and she is recovering quickly. I had very little sleep last night, as she was unsettled, and crying. I can't imagine it being very comfortable, not only having your insides messed about with, but also having to wear a plastic cone on your head! She doesn't seem overly interested in her wound, so the cone stays off when I am watching her, but I wasn't going to risk her pulling out all the stitches whilst I was sleeping.

Still feeling a little under the weather and tender today, Flo is very quiet compared to her usual boisterous self! She is however, eating, drinking, going to the toilet and pottering round, so I'm sure she will be back to her usual self in no time!

It certainly is not pleasant seeing an animal in pain, especially when its one so close to your heart. But these things are done with the best intentions for the animal.

She has follow up appointments booked in for check up and stitch removal. I shall keep you updated with her progress.

Speak to you soon :)


Saturday, 2 March 2013

New videos! YouTube

Hey everyone!
Hope you are all well and life is treating you good!
I have posted a some more videos on my YouTube channel that may be of interest to you.

How to : messy bun
The messy bun has been a very popular hair style for quite some time now. It's only takes 5 minutes to do and requires very little effort to achieve. With this in mind, it however looks like you have spent ages doing your hair and have put a lot of work into creating this beautiful look.
In my video I show the steps I use to put the messy bun look together

How I fill out my eyebrow: requested
The second video I upload was about how I fill out my eyebrows. This was requested by one if my subscribers, but I thought some others may also find it useful.
I don't use any expensive product to achieve my eyebrow look, as I can't justify splurging out on when I can find something to do the job required for a reasonable price.

Please have a wander over to my YouTube channel ( you can find me under Charlotte Stanley or my channel name beautifulflutterbyss).

You can also find me on Instagram charlottestanley13

Speak soon


Wednesday, 20 February 2013

YouTube channel

Hey everyone.

Some of you may know that as well as having a blog, I also have a YouTube channel.

I regularly upload fashion and beauty videos that I think will be of some interest to my viewers. These mainly consist of my outfit of the day, make up videos and haul videos.

I have a passion for fashion and beauty, and I love to share my ideas. I recently uploaded 3 videos with a valentines day theme. My first videos was for an outfit that I would wear if I was to go on a dinner date. My second, an outfit for going to the cinema. And my third, an outfit for going out to a party or clubbing.

Please do check out my channel if you have a spare few moments! My details are on my page, or you can search my username : beautifulflutterbyss

I'm always open to new videos suggestions!

Speak soon


Instagram charlottestanley13

Saturday, 16 February 2013


Hey guys!

You may have read one of my previous posts about an exercise DVD I was doing, and I would like to take this post as an opportunity to update you.

I have failed! I was following Jillian Michaels 30 day shred, which is an intense workout designed to help you shred pounds in a matter of 30 days. I cannot fault the DVD, as the workouts are fab! However, the time I had to do it wasn't suitable.

I was unable to do the exercise routine up in my bedroom as it involved a lot of movement and jumping around, and my floor wasn't made for that! So I would have to wait until I could use the tv downstairs. It's a family tv in the living room, and obviously it was used by other family members in my house in the evenings. By the time it was free, it would be rather late in the evening, at which point I had settle down and was ready for bed. Hardly an ideal time to exercise!

So, instead I have joined my local gym! This is much more convenient and it's only a 5 minute walk from where I work.

I have been going every other day at least, so it's fair to say I am definitely getting my money's worth! And I am LOVING IT!

So that's my little update for you all! I aim to get nice and toned for the summer and just enjoy myself! I don't see going to the gym as a chore, it's something that I like doing.

Have you ever thought about joining a gym?



Hey guys!

So I have said in a previous post that I was going to keep up with regular blogging. It's clear that I haven't kept to that and my lack of post over the last month is proof.


I have loads of things to blog about, I just haven't got around to posting anything. I did write a blog post about 2 weeks ago, but this was unfortunately deleted by accident.


This is my apology, and I am going to blog more! I have decided to make an effort to write my posts in my lunch break at work (which is what I am doing for this post).

Hope you are all well and I shall blog soon!

Much love!