Starting university and what to expect from the blog

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University starts on Monday and as excited as I am, I’m pretty damn nervous. It took me a whole year to decide whether I wanted to go back or not and I was still having doubts up until last week! I weighed the pros and cons and decided to go for it. My only one big worry is that I don’t know how I’ll manage my blog…

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10 things I (wouldn’t) want to live without

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Hey hey! I wanted to create a quick and fun post so I decided to do a post on things I (wouldn’t) want to live without. I put ‘wouldn’t’ in brackets because I’ve seen posts before on ‘Things I couldn’t live without’ and when I was planning this post, which was originally going to be ’10 things I couldn’t live without’ I realised that most of my answers, realistically, I could 100% live without. Lets be honest, It’s clear that I won’t survive without water but I definitely could survive without pizza (even though that would be a miserable life) So, here’s my 10! 

Pen and paper – There’s something so old school about pen and paper! In a world focused around phones and technology, there’s something that excites me about pen and paper. It takes seconds to send a text to a friend/loved one but a hand written letter is the best gift you could ever receive. Postcards, hand written to do lists, paper diary’s and calendars! (pls never get rid of these precious things)

My Cat – An absolute obvious one! you know how much I love my cats. Cats are the best company (when they want to be haha) and they are just the cutest little fur babies!! I could write some more about cats but it’s probably best that I don’t, because once I start I wont stop…

My gold cat necklace – I told you I wouldn’t stop! My best friend bought me a cat necklace for my 21st birthday and I’ve had it on ever since. If I forget to put it on I feel completely naked!! like I may as well not be wearing any knickers.

Q&A | Fashion, Confidence, Skincare & Photo editing

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Q: What is your favourite item of clothing ever?

A: It would have to be my vintage velvet floral 1950’s dress! Someone who was a big part of my life at the time bought it for me on my birthday and it’s the most gorgeous dress ever! It’s something I would only wear on special occasions. 

Q: What is your ideal writing environment?

A: In bed pls. haha no, let’s be realistic here! Either at my home desk with a brew or in a quiet cafe somewhere.

Q: What is your skin care routine?

A: For a very long time I didn’t have a proper skin care routine but now I feel like I’ve got my shit together and my skin is thanking me for it. I make sure I always take my make up off before bed, cleanse, tone and moisturise. I only exfoliate once a week as my skin is on the sensitive and I use glycolic acid products which I highly recommend! Glycolic acid helps with acne, fine lines, sun damage, uneven texture, oiliness and gets rid of dead skin cells to reveal brighter and smoother skin. 

Q: How would you describe your personal style?

A: This is always a hard question for me because I don’t have a personal style, my style can change from day-to-day. I actually written a post all about not having a personal style, you can read it here. 

Take time yourself

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A few days ago I had a bit of a crazy moment. I shut down my laptop, turned off my phone and cried. I couldn’t even watch the TV! Social media had got too much for me and on top of everything else it really took it’s toll on my anxiety. I had forgotten the last time I had took some time out for myself to just go for a walk or read a book, I was constantly on my phone replying to emails, catching up on Instagram, over working on my laptop as well as trying to reply to every single message right away. Now that’s not healthy. I began to miss deadlines for collaborations and for us bloggers this means missing out on money and having to explain yourself too, ANOTHER thing I had to worry about. I was getting very little sleep because I would stay up working until the early hours and then because I was looking at blue light for so long my brain was tricked into thinking it was day time. I would then put something on Netflix until I eventually would fall asleep to waking up feeling like I had been on a 5 day bender in Ibiza!! (maybe a little exaggeration but I sure felt that way haha) 

New Beginnings

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New beginnings! Two words that scare me to death but also excite me at the same time. Things are finally settling down for me now, my health problems are getting sorted, I’m finally deciding what I want from life and I HAVE A PLAN. Yes, a plan. I’m the worst at planning if I’m honest and that’s probably why I’ve been floating through this past year. Now that my poor broken body is getting back to normal I can finally plan and do the things I want to do.

The Fear Of Missing Out

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Hey guys, It’s been a while! there is a reason for that. I’ve been ill, yep! AGAIN. I thought I would talk about how I’ve been feeling lately because I know you lot like reading and relating to my lifestyle posts. It seems that I’m ill more than I am well lately and it’s getting me pretty down. It’s getting me down because I’m missing out on things. Things I enjoy doing the most. Remember that one kid who was always ill at school and had to be always taken out of lesson? Well yeah, I’m now kinda like that kid but in my 20s haha. Having a weakend immune system means I’m at home a lot and yes one of the advantages of blogging is that you can work and make money from home and that’s all fine and dandy until you’re home for too long. There’s only so much you can do.

What the hell am I doing?

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I’ve been looking through some of the questions I get lately to try to come up with some useful content for you and the most frequent questions I get are, Why and how did you start your blog? So today’s post is going to be answering those two questions. First, I will briefly go over on how I started my blog. So many people think you have to be a computer nerd to know how to start-up a blog, this is not true. Coming from someone who has no experience with coding/layouts and all that confusing malarkey, I must be doing something right, right!? To those who know me well, will know I can be a ‘little’ ditzy and it can take me a while to figure things out, but I do get there in the end haha! So, I’m going to talk you through on how I started a simple blog and how I still get some kind of income coming in.

Introvert is the new extrovert – Being successful in your job when you’re not good at speaking up

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introvert: noun –a shy, reticent person.

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So last week I read an article in Glamour magazine which really hit home for me. It was all about introverts and how we are becoming more popular. I was always the quiet one at school who hated sitting in the dinner hall because it was too noisy and over crowded! I never really enjoyed big social events and found them really exhausting and I hated being put on the spot which was a common thing in school because teachers seem to like picking on the quiet ones… like if I wanted to give my opinion I would have put my hand up right? Most of the time I get my energy from being on my own and doing my own thing, Sometimes I like to go to a cafe for a brew on my own, which is now being accepted when it was once frowned upon with the whole ‘loner’ thing. I’ll hang out with friends when I feel like I want to, rather than force myself out into every social gathering there is. In social situations I like to sit and listen to the other person rather than have quick pointless chit-chat and there is something I kinda like about awkward silences, they make us human! 

Relationships, anxieties, heartbreaks and finally becoming content by myself

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Last week was mental health awareness week so I decided to write up a post about something I’ve struggled with and that is relationships. I’ve written this post hoping that people will be able to relate and not feel alone. It’s so important that we start speaking up about mental health instead of sweeping it under the mat. This blog has always been a space where I’ve spoken about my experiences and it’s the best feeling to get feedback and other people sharing their stories or relating to mine. A while ago I wrote a post about living and growing up on a council estate (read here) and the feedback was just amazing. It inspired me to write more about my personal experiences and how I’ve dealt with them.

So, we’ve all experienced heartbreak at some point in our life or even some of you may be going through it right now. The type of heartbreak that shatters you into 15427648274 pieces and you’re trying your best to put yourself back together but none of the pieces seem to fit. The type of heartbreak that leaves you crying for weeks, months, years! The type of heartbreak that makes you feel so many emotions you feel numb. The type of heartbreak that makes you feel like it’s the end of the world and that you will never find love again. I know this is starting to sound like the start of a rom com film but we’ve all been there! I’m glad to say I’m not in that misery anymore and this is why I’m wanting to share my whole experience with it (but pls feel free to still send chocolates, ice cream and flowers my way pls).

How to stay inspired

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Hey hey! I thought I would write-up a quick post for you today on how I stay inspired and hopefully it may help you to stay inspired too. A few weeks ago I was ill, I couldn’t go out the house much so I was basically either in a hospital bed or in my own bed/couch. I started to feel really shitty about myself and my blog. I wasn’t able to get any posts written up because I couldn’t go out and get photo shoots done and I was surrounded by either my own home or nurses and other people who were ill. Don’t get me wrong I’m always truly inspired and amazed by nurses and doctors and what they do for us but I couldn’t help but stare down at my snot green hospital socks whilst hooked to a drip and think ‘I NEED SOME INSPIRATION, I AM GOING INSANE!’