Thursday, 11 April 2013

Stuff and Things - The gaming channel!

So the latest news is that me and my partner (Anthony Grey) are now running a gaming Youtube channel.


We've started off simple in our first week running. We have a horrifying Slender :The Arrival full game play through from myself featuring slightly ridiculous amount of cleavage. It just reached 1000 views so thank you everyone! You can watch it here.


We also have a gut wrenching Lets Play with Surgeon Simulator 2013 where the quote of the day was Anthony -"Ella, we lost the heart..." 
Me -"Yeah, I'm just going to trash the place." 


Another great feature about this channel and why we are so excited to now have it up and running is that we want to create and get involved with a community of gamers. David Taylor is also part of our small team bringing you play throughs of new found games weekly. 
Check out the first video David Plays Don't Starve! - Episode 1



We have a lot of big plans for this channel so go subscribe to watch it develop - http://www.youtube.com/StuffandThingsGaming

We are going to have a weekly news video where me and Ant present a video about the latest games releases, updates and general news in the gaming world. We are also going to have a few more people jumping on board with videos soon so the channel will be updating regularly.

Let me know what you would like to see from our channel? Is there any particular games you would like to see videos for? It would be also be great to know what you think so far!


Sunday, 31 March 2013

A pocket full of geekery for your wardrobe

I'm always on the hunt for new fabric for my online store and when I found glorious woven cotton that made my inner geek scream I knew I had found some of my favourite pocket designs so far. The new pocket t-shirts and jumpers now being featured on my store are the Star Wars pocket t-shirts and Heroes pocket t-shirts which you can see below.



By far the most popular t-shirt on the store since the TARDIS pocket t-shirt (which is currently sold out).  I personally loves the pocket design but really wasn't prepared for the widespread popularity this pocket gained. 
The pocket features classic 'comic-book style' super heroes such as Iron Man, spider-man, Captain America, The Hulk and Wolverine. Due to the size of the print the characters that show on each pocket vary and will only contain a couple.




This t-shirt features the yellow Star Wars logo repeated with the Galactic Empire symbol and the Rebel Alliance symbol. Pocket design may vary slightly.



All our pockets are sewn onto UNISEX Gildan soft style ring spun t-shirts and UNISEX Gildan Ultra Blend Jumper. All our t-shirts are available in Black, Grey and White and in sizes small to extra large.

Go visit our store here - http://thebambeestore.bigcartel.com/
Like the Facebook page here -  http://www.facebook.com/thebambeestore
Follow our Tumblr here - http://thebambeestore.tumblr.com/

 If you have any queries please contact me via the contact page on my store here - http://thebambeestore.bigcartel.com/contact

You can also read the lovely articles written on our stores products from Fashionably Geek and Trend Hunter Fashion who were both amazing enough to take the time to feature us on their sites. 

Leave us a comment. What you would like to see on a pocket t-shirt? We are always looking to expand the store and our customers ideas and imagination are what makes the store bloom and grow like it has. 



Sunday, 20 January 2013

Photo diary #1

Starting 2013 (I'm a bit late but still) with a fresh new photo diary on this blog. Going to do it in a slightly different way I used to do 'My week in photos' post by not restricting it to just one week in particular and not restricting it to just instagram photos. 
Instagram - missellacronin

From left to right
-Getting my first tattoo done at Indelible Tattoos in Bournemouth. 
-My favourite t-shirt! Available from - http://www.miilkshake.com/
- I made a masterpiece in minecraft! 
-Filmed my first vlog on my you tube channel. If you missed my post about it you can check it out here
- Shameless selfy that is now my default picture for everything.
-Sedating myself with hot chocolate. 
-If me and Ant have children they are going to be trouble makers. 
-Order making as usual. Go grab your own pocket t-shirt from my online store using discount code 'TUMBLR' to get 15% off. 
-I tried to take this picture of Ant secretly but the shutter sound when off at the highest volume. Oops. 
-Finished reading Looking for Alaska by John Green which had me thoroughly in tears. Moved on to The Fault In Our Stars and I can already tell I'm going to be in tears by the end again. 
-Prepping for photo shoot. Blog post to come soon. 
-Welcome to my life! 
-My set up for the night, sketching is so therapeutic for me at the moment. 
-Bournemouth finally got its first bit of snow.
-I wish me and my natural hair had a better relationship. 
-Ant took his own photo and made me post it. Hair can be such a pain to draw.

You can follow me on instagram to keep up with my day to day photos - missellacronin

Monday, 14 January 2013

A tragic tale of Ella Cronin

So, after a lot of saying I would create a new YouTube channel and film some new videos I actually did it! Filmed with help and the equipment of Leah and Bradley of Chewymedia I created what was supposed to be a short, quick fire introduction video stating ten facts about me. Thanks to a bottle of wine that I had to myself it instead turned into me losing count and a lot of drunk rambling. 
Including quotes like 
" I wouldn't eat my cat... What the fuck?"
and
"Sand has magical powers" 

I'm wearing a mic so it's super professional, good quality and definitely worth a watch. 


Feel free to visit my YoTtube channel to subscribe, like and comment. If you do, know that you have donated one smile to Ella Cronin's face. 


Thank you for all the support and lovely messages I have had so far regarding my video. It's motivated me more than I can explain to carry on something I enjoy so much. 



Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Catch up photo diary

My posts have a been a bit scarce on this blog lately. Well, they haven't been happening at all. I feel like I have been struggling to get involved in the blogger community as a newbie. I have made a decision to post more personal things rather than just aiming to please everyone and to keep my posts much shorter and to the point. 
With that being said, here's a quick catch up of my life the last few weeks via instagram photos.
Instagram - missellacronin
Managed to earn enough money and make enough plans to go on a shop without feeling guilty.
Extra thick over the knee socks making me feel christmassy. I managed to drop my phone on my face whilst getting this picture causing a bit of a bruise. 
Me and Leah packed in like sardines in the back of Bradley s mini. Wasn't too sure if we were going to make it out alive.
Played about with the Heaven and Earth eye shadow palette from MUA. In love with the natural brown smokey eye effect meaning this is now my default picture for everything.
I never really do outfit posts but this is what I wore on my day tip back to my home city (london). It would be cool to know if anyone would like to see more outfit/lookbook posts from me on my blog?
Starbucks addict. The Praline Mocha is definitely my favourite off the Christmas menu. What is yours?
After a bad day at work Ant decided to seek comfort in my chest. Can't complain.

Thank you all for putting up with my unreliability. You can expect a lot more acticity from now on.
You can follow me on instagram to keep up with my day to day photos - missellacronin

Have a good week!


Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Models Own Pink Fizz Nail Polish


As a late birthday treat to myself I bought something I've been itching to try for a few weeks. I have only ever heard good things about Models Own nail polishes. I made a visit to my local Boots and without exaggerating, I must have stood at the counter for 30-45 minute trying to decide wich one I wanted. There was such a huge selction to chose from and being such an indecisive person it caused me a bit of trouble. In the end I went for the Mini Models Own nail polish set which had a selction of three polishes from it's Wonderland collection.

For this pretty set the damage to my purse was £8. Usually being a bit of a bargain hunter this seemed a bit steep for three small nail polishes but I was completely swayed by the recommendations I was given and in all honesty, I'm glad I was. Completely worth the extra few pounds compared to other rivals on the market.

Models Own lives up to it's high reviews. The usual problem I have with glitter nail polishes is that the glitter spreads out thinly on my nails meaning I have to do layer upon layer so it also takes so much longer to dry. I applied a clear base coat and when I tried Models Own nail polish in Pink Fizz the glitter spread out enough over my nail only leaving a few gaps. I could have got a way with one layer but I did a second layer to see how it looked and I was so pleased with the results!

It dried quicker than I had expected it to. I have become used to using Barry M nail polish which have tendency to take a while to dry and go soft, causing smudges which infuriate me and many other women I know. I haven't had deal with such anger inducing issues with Models Own. 

The big question obviously is how long does it last?/how quickly does it chip? Mine lasted perfectly for a good 3/4 days until I visited the forest last Sunday and managed to chip mine trying to get through trees. If you put several layers on like I did they will chip off in much larger and more noticeable chunks but I take that as a positive because it is a lot easier to get the rest of with nail polish remover. 




I had a go at trying to capture the sparkles with my new gif making skills. 

Overall I loved this product so much that I am going to be sticking with Models Own for my Nail Polish needs. You can see the full range of colours and all the different sets on the Models Own Site - http://www.modelsownit.com/

My favourite colour out of the set is the one you can see on the far right called Southern Lights which I will make a post for soon!

Be sure to ask me any questions in the comments and feel free to share your own experiences and thoughts on the quality of this brand.

Sunday 11th November 2012

After spending the first 18 years of my life settled in London I have grown used to my quiet walks not really being so quiet. The closet thing I could find to woods was the dense trees at the local common that, quite frankly weren't somewhere you would want to enter on your own. My recent move to Bournemouth means I have seen some welcome changes in terms of scenery. 

Me, Ant, Bradley and Leah decided to visit Ringwood Forest for the first time. I brought Ant's camera along instead of my own as I'm going to be selling mine soon. I'm trying to detach myself from it so it won't be so painful when I send it to it's new home. I don't have much to say but I had such a lovely time. It was the biggest and quietest space that I had ever been in and it felt still and magical.

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Photo of me taken by Bradley (Chewy Media)








The whole forest was filled with golds, browns and greens. I decided to keep most of my photos in colour to show how beautiful the colours are. Imagining this type of place covered in snow or siting around having picnics and drinks in the summer makes me smile. At one point I would absolutely love to do some photo shoots here.


Also made my first ever gif from my own photos with a lot of help from the guys. I'm a fan of it's subtlety more than anything.


I'll leave you with a bit of assassin creeping from me and Anthony Grey! gif made by Bradley (Chewy Media)

This day has inspired some filming ideas and plans have been talked about between four of us. Especially the idea of a Assassin Creed 3 inspired shoot using my boyfriends Connor Kenway  cos play. 

Let me know if you share the same love for forests as me! Do you have a favourite place that you like to visit?