Hey guys!

It feels like its been a while since I wrote a post so I thought it would be great to start with a quick catch up.

Also, HAPPY NEW YEAR! It’s the first blog post that I’m actually writing of the year. Most of my posts in the last few weeks were drafted for some time and possibly edited slightly to suite the time I was publishing. So, first post of 2017 right?

We’ve got so much to talk about, I’m excited.

First of all, WE GOT A KITTEN. Oh my god, he’s amazing. I love him so much. We both do. We rescued him from the RSPCA at 15 weeks old. His old name was Ebony (no idea why when he’s a boy!) which we weren’t keen on, so renamed him BEAR. How cute?!

It’s definitely been a challenge getting used to him and all of his little habits but most of the time he’s the perfect little friend. So I’m very happy we chose this little fella.

Secondly, we had the best Christmas in our first home with all of our family! It felt like a long-time coming, since Jonny was working away the previous Christmas. It was so good to have him home! Fingers crossed he’ll be home again this Christmas too. His job can never guarantee time off though, so its always pot of luck!

We both went into the New Year together surrounded by a few friends. It was a quiet one, just how I like it.Ā 

Rewind back into 2016, Jonny & I went to Dublin for a few days which was really nice. I really wanted to do something special over the first anniversary which marked the day we lost my Grandad one year ago. It’s something I’m still struggling with massively every single day so to stay in at home and get myself worked up even more than I am a lot of the time seemed stupid. We originally wanted to visit Edinburgh but can you believe it was cheaper for us to travel to Dublin?! So thats just what we did. I’m going to do a full blog post on that trip though so keep your eyes peeled.

Since the Nouveau LASH GANG Bday event I’ve been to a few more blogger events which has been great. I’ve met new people and finally met *online* friends. Theres a few of you so I won’t name you all else I’ll probably miss somebody which I don’t want to do!

I did meet Izzy at one of the events though! We met at the Veeno event, then went to the Blog At The Beach event together and she came to stay with me more recently where we filmed a video for both of our channels. YEP YOU READ THAT RIGHT. If you don’t follow me on any social media (where have you been?!) you won’t have known that I’ve just started YouTube for real this time.Ā 

We filmed an Asian Beauty Products testing video on my channel and a Five Minute Makeup Challenge on Izzy’s. You can view them here, MINE / IZZY’S.

Those of you that know my blogging background will know that I started watching YouTube around seven years ago when I didn’t have much of a social life, it’s always been a part of my life since. I’ve always dwelled on having my own channel and being one of those people that can just turn the camera on and look confident on video. But, unfortunately I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I would say “I’ll start soon…” and it would never come around. When Izzy came to stay I kinda just thought, “LETS DO IT. I’M GONNA FILM A VIDEO, and you’re gonna help me!” HA.

Izzy helped me conquer those fears with a collaboration which has really kicked everything off as I already have that filming bug to carry on.

Fast forward to right now.

I’m sat on the sofa watching First Dates hotel with my little kitten fast asleep next to me and I finally feel like I’ve got my mojo back.

I think I’ve covered the main things I wanted to catch up on!

How are you all? Let me know in the comments below.

Catch ya’ soon. Debra-Bow xxx

  • abbeylouisarose

    Wow, I can’t believe it was cheaper to go to Dublin than Edinburgh, how does that work?! Haha! Bear is the cutest thing ever, I absolutely love seeing photos of him! You should definitely write a whole post on him and your RSCPA adoption experience, I’d love to read about that! Massive congrats with starting your YouTube career as well, can’t tell you how impressed I was with your first video!

    Abbey šŸ˜˜

  • loved your your video with the face masks, the mask from hell wasn’t so hellish haha.
    Bear is gorgeous! really want to get a kitten for my son but we have to make sure 100% he’s not allergic!! xxxx


  • Amy

    Aw your kitten is SO cute and Bear is such a cute name! I really want one!
    Amy xx

  • Wow. So much has been happening. I am so in love with your new kitty. That tongue popping out is mega cute. Also, love your new YouTube channel šŸ’• Can’t wait to see more.

    Steph xx

    Steph’s World | Lifestyle Blog | http://www.stephsworld.com

  • Bear is so cute!! I loved your YouTube video and can’t wait to see more from you this year xxx

  • I love your little kitten he’s so cute.
    Sounds like you’ve been busy! Congratulations on starting with YouTube. Can’t wait to see more videos!

    Tania || http://www.taniaalexandraribeiro.com

  • awww your kitten is too cute!! and so happy you started a YT channel xox

  • Lauren

    WHAT A CUTE KITTEN! Omg I’m in love. I’ve two cats and I love them so much
    Can’t wait to read your blog post on Dublin! I always love visiting Dublin, it’s only an hour and a half from where I live so I go down quite often

    Lauren | Lauren the Daydreamer

    • Debra Bow

      Thank you Lauren! No way?! Thats amazing! Sooooo close xx

  • Oooh can not wait to read your post about Dublin because it is somewhere that I do not remember actually visiting even though I have been a couple of times. I can not believe it was cheaper than going to Edinburgh


    • Debra Bow

      Thank you! I’m working on it now šŸ™‚ xxx

  • Libby

    Loved this post! I wish my cat was still as small as yours, he is sooooo cute & I’m soooo jealous! I’ve been loving your YT channel, keep it up girl!


    • Debra Bow

      I wish he could stay this small forever! Thank you Libby xxx

  • Bear looks adorable! I find his name so funny just because he’s so little. Good luck with your YouTube channel because I know how hard that can be. (:

    Single Vegas Girl

    • Debra Bow

      Thank you!

  • Aw your kitten is so cute and the name Bear is perfect for him! I am part of the lash gang too now so I really hope that means we may meet in future events, how fun would that be?!

    Emily x


    • Debra Bow

      Thank you!!! The name definitely fits him perfectly. Oh my god yay! Let’s hope so x

  • Bear is literally the cutest thing in the world! And thanks for the adorable shout out, I’m so glad you’ve started YouTube, cause you’re a natural!

    Love you millions and can’t wait for our holiday together šŸ™Šā¤ļø

    Izzy | http://www.ADoseOfChatter.com

  • Sian Reed

    I’m so thrilled that you’ve had a great start to 2017! You really deserve it šŸ™‚

    Sian x