Make Your Own Magic

OK, time for a motivational blog post!

Something that I’ve seen time and time again in movies, TV shows and just stories in general is the tale of a girl who stumbles across everything that she wants (or needs) in life. Cinderella’s fairy godmother magically appeared out of nowhere in her time of need so that she could go to the ball, Tori just lucked into an audition for a prestigious arts school in the extremely popular Nickelodeon show ‘Victorious’ and Mia Thermopolis ended up getting the break she needed when her grandmother showed up one day with the news that she was a princess. ‘Good things come to those who wait’ seemed to be a recurring theme when I was growing up, and it didn’t take me long to start fully believing it. When I was younger, I used to not want to put myself out there because I thought that if people wanted to talk to me, they would. I didn’t want to embrace my talents or fully go after my passions because I was scared people would see me as being full of myself or showing off. I didn’t pursue the boys that I liked because I thought that they would eventually come to me. I had surrounded myself with so many fairytales that I began to believe in them, and the result was not good! At that time in my life, I allowed things to happen to me rather than going out and making things happen. I was passive, and as a result I allowed other people to decide on my happiness. It wasn’t about what I wanted, but rather whether or not other people wanted me, and that was an incredibly bad way of thinking!

It’s only now that I’ve realised that this isn’t the way I, or anyone else for that matter, should be living. I have found that, by not pursuing the things that I want I’m basically not being an active participant in my own life! The people who luck into what they want are few and far between. What I’ve found is that the real winners in life are the people who go out and work for it. We need to stop waiting for our ‘fairy godmothers’ to appear and make our own magic instead! So, I’d like to leave you with this message: if you want something, go for it with all of your heart. If you want to talk with that group of people, walk over and strike up a conversation. If you want to be a successful singer, start performing for anyone who’ll listen. If you like that boy, give him a call and ask HIM out. You don’t get much out of life if you’re sitting on the sidelines. So, I encourage you to take control and be defined by the choices that you make rather than those of others. Fairytales can happen, but only if you make them.

I hope you’re all having an amazing day!

Lots of Love

-Daisy 🙂

P.S. Sorry about posting this late! I’ve been super busy at the moment, but I’m trying my best to stay to the schedule! Hopefully Friday’s post will be up on time 😛


Super Kawaii!

Hello guys!

Just a quick little post today. Basically, I wanted to share my latest obsession with all of you, and that obsession is cute, Asian fashion! It initially started with the amazing Beckii Cruel and her fantastic haul videos, but now I’m watching a whole range of kawaii YouTubers from JemmaKuma to Alexa Poletti! One day, when I have enough money, I am going to buy EVERYTHING in these videos! But until then, I can watch their hauls and get some major style inspiration!

So, here are some of my favourites!

Beckii does a haul from CutieMori and Himistore. I basically need everything in this video, ESPECIALLY the white and blue frilly dress!

JemmaKuma’s super-sweet outfits video. She is seriously just too adorable, plus her style is amazing!

Alexa Poletti shows us how to get the look on the cheap side. I love all of her wigs. Gaaaah, so cute!

And there you have it! I apologise once again for the brevity of this post, but today has been super busy for me and I knew I couldn’t neglect you guys! I’ll be back to my rambling self on Tuesday, promise 😛

I hope you’re having an amazing day!

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

Beauty, Fashion

Pretty in Pastel

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Hey everyone!

Gosh, it feels like I’ve been gone forever! After re-emerging from my mostly internet-free holiday I could barely recognise the online world; Ariana Grande is now a notorious America-hater and donut-licker, everyone knows what Justin Bieber’s butt looks like, McDonalds has released minion figurines that swear at you depending on what you’re listening for and a freaking shoe with a pair of nail polishes is coming pretty darn close to breaking the internet! The internet is a crazy place, and it’s good to be back; I’ve missed you guys so much.

Anyways, moving right along!

If there’s one thing that has also changed over my one-week break, it’s my hair. Yes, it brings me great excitement to tell you at this very moment I am the proud owner of some pastel-streaked locks! So how did I do it? Through a process of trial and error! However, since I have personally experienced all of these trials and errors, I can impart my newly-found wisdom onto you so you don’t have any hair-dye disasters.

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Awards, comics, Marvel, nerdy

Post a Quote a Day Challenge Day #3

Ok, this is the final day of the Quote-a-Day challenge!

I have been thinking long and hard about which quote I should end this trio off on. I spent a lot of time on google before the answer finally hit me. Really, it should have been incredibly obvious! I should have known that when it comes to wisdom, nobody does it quite like Uncle Ben

With great power comes great responsibility

Ok, ok. Technically Uncle Ben didn’t say this originally! It was actually first used as part of the narration in one of the panels of Amazing Fantasy #15 (Spiderman’s first ever appearance in a comic, FYI). However, this quote is widely attributed to him and has been said by him in various movie adaptations (or very roughly alluded to), so I’m gonna give him some credit here! This quote is iconic as it is true. When you are in a position of power, you suddenly become responsible for a lot more than just yourself. You need to keep other people in mind and know that everything that you do affects them in some way. However, this quote doesn’t just apply to world leaders and masked vigilantes! When a YouTuber has an expanding audience of admiring fans, it is their responsibility not to exploit them. When a person sees a man with his leg stuck between a train and a platform, it’s their responsibility to tell a transport officer and get them help! Simply put: If you have the means to do good, then it is your responsibility to use your power for the right reasons. This quote is basically a reminder to do the right thing and not let any power go to your head. A little Parker logic never goes astray!

So anyways, that’s it for the Post a Quote a Day challenge!

Today I’d like to nominate Jodi from A Brash Attitude 🙂

And before I go, just a little housekeeping! I’m going away next week so I won’t be posting anything new for the time being (sad face). However, as soon as I get back we will return to our regular scheduling! I’m going to miss posting so much, but I promise you guys that I will come back with plenty of awesome ideas! Just you wait and see 😛

I hope you guys have an amazing week

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

P.S. I couldn’t end this post without including the infamous Tobey Maguire crying face! Oh Tobey, you will always be Spiderman in our hearts 😛

Awards, Beauty, feminism, Music, Positivity, Thoughts

Post a Quote a Day Challenge Day #2

Take your make-up off/ Let your hair down/ Take a breath/ Look into the mirror, at yourself/ Don’t you like you?/ ‘Cause I like you

Do you guys remember when Colbie Calliat’s music video for ‘Try’ came out? I do, very clearly. I remember reading an article on Buzzfeed about it and a gif set from the video almost bringing me to tears! When I saw the full music video, though, I really started crying. At the time I didn’t know why I had gotten so emotional, but now when I look back on it I think that it was something to do with the fact that subconsciously I could strongly relate to the message of the song. I, like most girls, have felt this pressure growing up to adhere to society’s idea of ‘beautiful’. When I noticed that the boys in my year weren’t looking at me and the only person who called me pretty was my mum, I began to think that there was something wrong with me. I didn’t really have a problem with how I looked, but because other people didn’t approve of me I felt like I wasn’t good enough.

Of course, this idea I had was absolutely ridiculous! The only person I should have ever aimed to impress was myself, and that is why I love this quote so much. In this video Colbie isn’t saying that there’s anything wrong with wearing makeup, but rather you shouldn’t be wearing it as a mask to impress others. At the end of the day, although wearing makeup is really nice, you should be able to take a makeup wipe to your face, look in the mirror and think ‘hey, I am beautiful!’. It took me a while to get to that point, and it was difficult. Even now I have my ‘off’ days, but this song serves as a reminder to me that, even when I don’t feel like it’s possible, I am beautiful and I don’t need to try to be anything to impress anyone. Needless to say, I think that this video should be required viewing for all women!

Here it is. Get the tissues ready.

Ok, that’s all from me!

Today I nominate Dark Charm to take on this challenge 😛

I hope you guys are having an amazing day

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

Awards, Music, Positivity

Post a Quote a Day Challenge Day #1

Hey everyone!

I was just browsing through my reader the other day when I noticed that the incredibly lovely Shannon from Forever Shannon nominated me for the Quote a Day Challenge! However, when I was searching the blogosphere trying to get an idea of what this entails I actually realised that I had been nominated ages ago by the awesome Janice from The Simple Beginner! (Sorry, Janice!) So I decided that now would be high time to respond to these two nominations. I take it I have to post a quote each day for three days, then nominate somebody new to do it each day. Simple!

Ok, here’s my quote for today.

Jai guru deva om/ nothing’s gonna change my world

This is a quote from my all-time favourite Beatles song (and probably all-time favourite song in general) ‘Across the Universe’. The song was written by John Lennon and contains some of the most beautiful imagery I’ve ever come across, both in poetry and in song lyrics. This is the song’s chorus, which incorporates Sanskrit as well as English. The Sanskrit basically translates to ‘glory to the shining remover of darkness’. However, the part of this quote that I like the best is the second half. ‘Nothing’s gonna change my world’ is such a beautiful reminder that, no matter how hard life gets, nothing can change you unless you let it. I actually used to write this quote on top of my tests when I was doing my year 12 exams! It’s just a really nice quote from a really beautiful song.

OK, now for today I nominate Fiona from Escape With Writing to give this a shot!

I hope you’re all having an amazing day

Lots of love

-Daisy 🙂

P.S. Of course I’m going to have to put the video at the end of the post!

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