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Keeping Motivated During The Winter Months

When it comes to the winter months I definitely become a little demotivated, all I want to do is be cosy and, to be honest, a little lazy...


Glossier... Is It Worth The Hype?

 For me Glossier coming to the UK was the most exciting beauty news of the year,  it's my kinda brand and that packaging - well it's so aesthetically pleasing isn't it?!


What I Learned From My Social Media Break

Social media is a massive part of my life, and I got to the point where I just needed a break...
A few weeks back I took 5/6 days off social media. It was a Sunday evening and I had just had enough, sick and tired of feeling unproductive because I was just sat there on my phone. During my little break I realised just how much time I spend online, and that I needed to make a change.

I spend far too much time looking at a screen
Not only do I write my blog but I also work as a social media manager too, so I would say that 11 hours of my day is spent behind a screen, if not more! I know this is bad, I definitely want to educate myself further because I'm sure there's going to be some side effects from that health wise - it's crazy. Whether it's a television, laptop or my phone my little break has given me the boost I need to do more offline. I'm going to the gym now, listening to music and reading, and I already feel so much better for it.

Breaks work wonders for productivity levels and ability to be creative
Writers block is real, and for me I get a similar feeling when it comes to my photography too. Publishing endless amounts of posts, pictures to the gram and pointless tweets is incredibly time consuming, leaving no time to experience life itself. I know that sounds dramatic but having a social life offline and seeing the world often makes for better content, and helps to give you boost leaving you feeling more inspired and productive - I found it to work for me anyway!

Only share content you are proud of and would like to read yourself
I always always always try to keep this in the back of my mind. I don't feel like I've published posts I'm not proud of in general, but I haven't put as much effort into some as I would like. Whether this means posting less for me because I work full time, or just managing my time better, having a break from social media made me realise why I love it, and the main reason being able to share things I'm proud of, so it made me realise that I can't let my content slip.

I'm going to make a 3/4 day break a more regular thing, maybe once every 3 months? I felt excited to get back to blogging and social media which made me create content I'm really proud of.

Have you ever had a social media/ blogging break?

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Christmas Gifts For Those With Everything

We all know those people who have absolutely everything, and buying them a gift becomes near enough impossible... 


Christmas Gifts For Her

Another year, another Christmas gift guide!


Life Update & Taking a Break...

Over the past two weeks I've felt a little distant from blogging/ Instagram and all the things I usually love about social media - so, I'm taking a little break!

You may know that my other half Jay has gone away for 4 months, he helps me so much and encouraged me to create fashion/ lifestyle content - but without him here I have no one to help me do that! This has kind of left me in a bit of a rut as I work Monday to Friday 8-4, so my time to take any photos is now very limited with the early nights.

I blooomin' love photography and that feeling of being proud of my photos, but it's something I haven't had in quite a long time which makes me so sad! My plan is to spend part of Saturday having a huge photography session which I'm hoping will keep me inspired and motivated, there are so many festive post idea's that I have whizzing around my head that I'm so excited to take pictures for. Another blog related thing I wanted to mention was my comments section, there is nothing I love more than seeing people comment on my posts and I feel so awful that I just haven't been replying lately. That's going to change and I'm going to make it my priority, because it honestly means the world.

Also, another thing I haven't mentioned too much is my skin. I've been having some major skin issues the past 3/4 months and some really awful breakouts across my chin that just won't clear. It seems like it may be stress related so I just want to invest more time in looking after myself to be honest. I have some big things left still to sort out for the wedding that will fingers crossed be coming along nicely by the end of this week.

So yeah, I guess I'm just adjusting to what's going to be a pretty crazy few months ahead of me and finding my feet. I've decided that I'm going to try and put together a little vlog of this week on my YouTube channel  if you are interested in seeing what I'm up to. My next post will be going up Monday 20th November and it's a Christmas Gift Guide! I hope you all have a wonderful week x

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Armani Beauty First Impressions

Armani beauty isn't a highend brand I usually invest in, the likes of Charlotte Tilbury and MAC usually take it's place - but, I have a feeling that's going to change.


My Feelings On Getting Married/ Wedding Planning

As most of you will know I'm getting married next year... Recently I read a post by Lydia Millen (said post here) that inspired me to share my thoughts and feelings on getting married and how I feel about the whole planning process.


Feeling Confident In Swimwear

Body confidence isn't something I've always had, especially in swimwear! But, over the years it's definitely improved and I've found there are a few things that have helped me feel my best in my own skin. 
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