Bullet Journal Update

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

bullet journal inspiration

You guys may remember, back in May I posted about starting a bullet journal, and how it's been going for me. Well today I thought I'd post a little update for you guys on how my little book of magic is going!

You may also remember me writing about how I basically ditched the bullet system mostly, so it's more of an 'all in one' journal that I make work for me, and I'm so much happier with that!

bullet journal monthly plan

Why We Should Support The #BloggersBlogAwards

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Unless you've been living under a rock for the past year or so, you'll know that Hayley from Tea Party Beauty organises the #BloggersBlogAwards (or BBA for the rest of this post..) annually now. These awards celebrate the talents of bloggers far and wide within a range of niches, and Hayley personally organises it all, with very little to no help at all.

Let me break it down a little for ya. She puts together a huge event (this year for like 200 people), finding a venue, paying upfront costs herself, takes into consideration accessibility for everyone, thinks about food/drinks (if they'll be available for people to buy, and even funding certain things out of her own pocket), then putting together the voting forms, choosing which categories to include, deciding how they'll be judged fairly, finding brands to get involved to sponsor every category and provide a prize of some sort, trying to put together a raffle, sending out what must seem like bloody millions of emails, connecting with different people to try make the whole idea a reality, printing up certificates for the awards (I even seen she was buying frames the other day for these, again, out of her own pocket) and MUCH, much more. I am literally just scraping the top of the cake here. There is so much more to be thought about, and so much more she is doing behind the scenes I'm sure.

Can I just firstly admit I'd probably have a breakdown if it were me? I'm not exaggerating here.

Feeling Fruity With Funkin

Monday, 18 July 2016

God I just love the alliteration of that title.

Hello and happy Monday guys, woo!
I hope the weekend went awesome for you all, you got to party, catch up with friends, sleep, or binge watch Netflix; basically whatever you wanted. Me? I spent it redoing our flat and I'm so happy with how it's coming along. Even the little changes, like getting rid of old drawers and bringing in nice new little bits of furniture, or moving around the layout of the room a little can feel great. I still have a lot I need to do, but I'm sure I'll show you all the little changes I've made very soon.

Monday's are a happy day for me, so I'm already in a great mood. Gary finishes work for the week (he works weekends), the #TheGirlGang Twitter chat (6pm!) and It just feels like an awesome day all around.
I know not everyone feels that way though, and having a case of 'The Mondays' means you're feeling particularly 'mehh'. So I hope if you are having one of those days, it picks up really soon!

Last week I got an awesome package in the mail, courtesy of the guys over at Funkin Cocktails; they're really lovely little buggers over there. To celebrate Pina Colada day recently, they sent me over one of their Pina Colada mixers (yummm) with some extra goodies in there to really get in the spirit!

Fab Brows

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Doing my eyebrows is one of my least favourite makeup chores, but it's SO needed. I have really light, thin eyebrows that look half invisible if I don't use something on them to help define my look a little. Plus having turquoise hair at the moment means doing my brows is extra tricky.

I've had trouble in the past finding a cool/ashy toned brown powder I can use (warmer tones look awful on me), and even if I find one I'm happy with I'm not the best at shaping them to be honest.

Staying Motivated Every Day

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Working from home has a ton of benefits, obviously. But I found when I first bit the bullet almost a year ago, I didn't realise at first just how much I was going to have to really motivate myself every day. I mean, I'm generally quite an ambitious and driven person anyway, but having to ensure I'm doing work every single day and making enough money is extremely hard. Even for me!

So through trial and error I have found some things that work for me, and I feel I've only gotten better and better. I thought I'd share some of these tips today, as they could definitely benefit anyway who needs to motivate themselves to do something. This can apply to anything really; studying, blogging, starting a small business.

Go-To Accessories

Friday, 15 July 2016

I have a soft spot for accessories. They can make or break an outfit, and they can add a little magic to anything you're wearing. My weakness is for bags especially; I collect them like I do stickers. I want big, 'hold everything you'll ever need on this trip' sorta bags, I like cute, diddy little clutches, I like colourful ones that scream at you, I love strange textures, styles and I like an assortment of lengths.

I'd say I'm the same with shoes, but it's a little different. I still have a weakness for them and you better believe my collection is taking over the place; however I'm slightly fussy with one thing. COMFORT. I just cannot and will not give up comfort for style. I've done that in the past. For years I bought the beautiful heels that made me bleed and ruined nights out. I've bought the 'one of a kind' wedges that go with every outfit and claim to be a comfier alternative to heels (fucking liars), only to be left with red feet and blisters.