Weight Loss; My First Month

Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Let's face it; being healthy is boring. It just IS. I can't relate to anyone who disagrees, but good for you if you do! Anyway, as a lot of you know I've spent the last few weeks trying to be a healthier person inside and out. And because I find all this healthy malarky boring, it can be quite a struggle sometimes. However I've been trying out different things to really help me make positive changes. I've started giving myself a step goal each day, which I track them on my phone. I'd love a Fitbit, but jeez that price. I've also started Slimming World which has been a huge help.

In my first four weeks I lost a total of 16lbs, and I'm extremely happy with this. I still have a long way to go to get to my ideal weight, but progress is awesome. I thought today I'd share with you guys the little things that have helped me so far, and what has made the biggest difference.

Browns Afternoon Tea

Saturday, 25 June 2016

Recently I was invited to enjoy a Royal Afternoon Tea at the wonderful Browns Bar and Brassiere in the heart of Liverpool, and I popped along with my Mum to see what they had in store for us. The Royal Afternoon Tea was part of a month long celebration for the Queen's birthday, and even though I hate the Monarchy; I'm not averse to a good celebration or afternoon tea.

We were greeted by lovely staff, and offered a British Royal Cocktail upon arrival; however being on good behaviour with my Mum and all that, I thought it best to stick to tea.

Laura Geller And Laura Mercier

Friday, 24 June 2016

laura geller laura mercier

One of my favourite things in the world, is trying out new makeup. Finding a whole new brand, or simply trying a new range from your favourite brand, can be just awesome can't it?! If you don't agree, I just can't relate sorry, haha. I'm a makeup fiend. I want everything, and I want it now. I'll try anything, from Primark's little range, to high end lippies that cost more than my weekly shop. It's good for the soul, I reckon.

Recently I was contacted about the House of Fraser beauty range (something I'm already a huge fan of!) and was asked if I'd like to try anything? Erm... YES. Yes I would. Now as tempted as I was to run to my favourites; Urban Decay and MAC, I forced myself not to. Sometimes it's good to try new things. So I opted for two brands I've actually not tried at all before. The two Laura's in fact; Laura Geller and Laura Mercier.

My two favourite beauty products ever, are foundation and lipsticks; they're just THE BEST THINGS. Plus I love growing my collection of each (one day I'll share my lipstick collection, I'm pretty impressed with it tbh).

Confidence & Clothing

Thursday, 23 June 2016

I'm in the process of a transformation this year. I'm making a lot of life changes and it's really shaping who I am and how I present myself to the world. All positively I hope, of course. But it's scary and hard and daunting and... just plain old boring from the outside I imagine.

Some of the hardest challenges I've set myself include becoming a healthier,fitter person. I hope to drop quite a few dress sizes, and really love my body again; but it's such a hard thing to do. Then my next challenge is to try grow my confidence, and do outfit posts. Eventually getting to the point where I hopefully do unique, exciting, quirky outfit posts that really show off who I am. But again, this shit is not easy.

Quick Tips To Organise Your Blog

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Ever feel like your blog needs a good ol' Spring clean? Sometimes we focus so much on publishing new blog posts, improving our photography, scheduling tweets and such; that we forget to take a proper look at the whole of our blog, including the small details which can make a big difference.

I can relate to this, having such a hectic schedule. I don't necessarily have time on a daily (or even weekly!) basis to tidy up my blog properly, but every few months I will make a point of sitting down and trying to refresh it a little and keep things relevant.

So today I thought I'd share with you guys the top tips I use to spring clean my blog :) This is also a great list of things you can do if you want your blog to be at it's very best, even if you aren't in the mood to write new posts. I hope it helps!

10 Ways to quickly organise and refresh your blog;

1. Theme - Let's start with the basics. Do you like your current theme? Is it really attracting readers, making the most of your photographs, giving you space to have a proper sidebar/about me with your social media links? If not, switch it up! You can actually purchase amazing ones super cheap. Try Etsy!

Beginners Pinterest Guide

Friday, 17 June 2016

Pinterest Guide

I'm a bit of a Pinterest obsessive, it's fair to say. I have 57 boards and almost 6000 pins over on my Pinterest, and I'm sure it'll just continue to grow to be honest. I always liked collecting, even as a kid. Whether it was stickers, Mr Men books, or Pogs. These days I'm still in the habit of collecting, except now it's a digital version, in the form of pinning.

I love the organisational side of Pinterest, it really satisfies me. I love putting everything into categories, and then saving things for later. Even if sometimes 'later' never comes (who can really say they're ever gonna do ALL the cool DIY pins they save?). I like knowing I have this huge source of information, ideas, inspiration and visuals sitting there ready for whenever I want.

Today I thought I'd share with you a little of my favourite things from my Pinterest, and some little tips; in the hopes that you'll find this as fun as I do. If you're new to Pinterest, this might even help spark your interest or give you some idea of the possibilities with it.

Firstly, let me begin by sharing my five rules for my own Pinterest, and how I organise it all. (Remember, this is just my opinion!)