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Hi guys!

So I wanted to write a blog in appreciation of people that have followed my blog over the last few years – its been so fun getting to know people over the years and see that some issues really are universal. I wanted to corroborate some great comments over the years – I’ve kept them anon just to protect the people but you will know who you are when you read them!

‘It’s so important to talk about these issues as it’s so commonly faced. We need to take away the stigma from confidence coming across as arrogance. I found that the older I have got, the more comfortable I am in myself. I also believe that self worth comes from within. Knowing you are amazing, you are enough. Great post lovely ❤’ – Posted on my Self Worth and Self Confidence post.

‘It’s so lovely to know that you’re supporting small businesses and help them grow by talking about them on your blog! And I agree particularly on blogging to meet people with similar interests and grow our networks. Plus, blogging is fun and we can express ourselves more 😃’ – Posted on my Why I Blog post

‘I think it’s really good and brave that you decided to take out three weeks for your mental health. Slowing down is often scary too, because it’s not always the answer and it might force one to have a closer look at the underlying problems. Additionally, choosing for your own mental health might seem silly because the world expects so much of us nowadays! I think it’s even braver to decide and figure out for yourself that you had to quit your job and make some big changes. I hope it has all helped!’ – Posted on my I took 3 weeks off for Mental Health post

‘Great ideas! I have taken up reading again too and try to get at least a couple of chapters in every night before bed. Pamper nights are something I used to do, but recently feel like I’m “too busy” to make it a weekly thing – maybe need to make a point of picking it back up again! 🙂’ – Posted on my Your Self Care list post

‘This is beautiful. Much needed in a society where pressure and tension is on every time. Thanks for posting!’ – Posted on my Your Self Care list post.

Thank you for your kind comments over the years, it really means a lot that people find the same issues and things they like as me!

T xx

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I got LVL Lash Lift and now I am a Princess!

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Hi guys!

*this treatment was provided for me, so I will give an honest review*

So I recently had a lash lift, and let me tell you, I think it changed my life! Let me tell you all about it.

So a lash lift entails straightening your lashes at the root, and then tinting the lash to give it a darker look. The whole process is so relaxing, I felt I went to sleep! I had my tint put on first, which I love a blue/black tint to keep my lashes really dark and not put on mascara unless I want Disney Princess eyes (who doesn’t, really). I was then put in a nice relaxing room, with soft music playing, and lay down on the bed. As my eyes were closed I obviously couldn’t see what they were doing, but they explained it to me as I was having it done. They taped my eyelashes back and my bottom lashes down with a soft tape, and then put a lifting balm on to start straightening the lashes. This sits on for awhile to work its magic, and then a volumizing fix is applied to the lashes to make them look AMAZING.

Once that is done, I hopped up and had a look. and WOW. My lashes came halfway out of my face, and were so curly, I looked like I batted my eyes in cartoons. I love them! The other great thing is that you don’t need to worry about mascara, therefore if you are a sufferer of hayfever this is great as you can rub your eyes or your eyes can water and it wont be an issue. No more panda eyes.

The lash lift lasts for 6-8 weeks, and the one I had cost £50. It’s a great solution if you don’t like false lashes also, as it is just your natural lashes. I have not worn makeup a lot since I had them but I feel like I am done because of these lashes. I definitely recommend them if you just want to enhance your natural lashes.

Have you had your lashes done this way? Let me know in the comments!

T xx

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Why I blog!

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Hi guys!

So I thought I would talk about little bit about why I blog this week.

So I got into blogging as I thought it would be a cool different way to express myself and meet people with similar interests. My blog started off being about Fashion, then moved into Fashion/Lifestyle, and then Fashion/Lifestyle/Mental Health. I have since moved more towards Mental Health/Lifestyle, perhaps with a blog about fashion from time to time when I get a cool outfit.

I love to write about Mental Health because as you guys know it’s been quite a journey with my mental health over the last few years! I started addressing it awhile ago and have made many leaps and bounds, and can say I am in a really great place now, with healthy habits and being able to look after myself. I also have gained a lot of knowledge about mental health and have started sharing it in my blogs, as I feel that a lot of people would like to 1, read it from someone that has had bad mental health, and 2, its talked about in a real way, rather than a dry medical article.

It’s been really rewarding having people talking to me about my blogs, and getting some tips and tricks to manage good mental health. It’s helped me make connections and even friends in the blogging world and thats really cool to me.

I also have enjoyed writing about small businesses who I just love. I have reached out to many small businesses to write about them, simply because I love their product. A lot of them I am now in regular contact with and I love watching their journey and how hard they work to succeed.

Through blogging I also got into event planning, with a couple of great girls, who are bloggers themselves. We put on the first ever blogging conference in Edinburgh which was fantastic, as sometimes it is quite hard to get the blogging community together in Edinburgh, unless we are all at launches and parties. But it was great to see everyone learning, networking, and having fun.

Through this blogging journey I have been privileged to get to know other bloggers and now call a lot friends. It can be a weird life being a blogger, especially as our jobs didn’t exist at the level it is today and it very different to other jobs. Businesses are getting on board with the fact that we can become influencers, as we know our readers and what they like to read, often through trial and error, and we know what they want to see. If we work with the brand, we do pick and choose as we want to stay true to what we want. Hence why I did a blog about a psychic app, as I know that you guys want to read about it!

Blogging has done a lot for me professionally as well, as I was training to do social media as well, trying to leave retail. This gave me something to do social media for, over as many platforms as I wanted to get to know social media platforms from a business level. I also have learnt to write in my own voice, and make it compelling for my readers (hopefully!).

I love blogging and will do it as long as I can (and hopefully grow!).

T xx

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Day in the Life of a Blogger

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Hi team! Ever wanted to know what life is like of a blogger. Specifically this blogger?

Note – all of this does get disrupted by me getting inspired by a topic and writing like crazy so often this ‘day in the life’ turns into a total blog fest! However, I do like doing all the other parts of the job of being a blogger and here is a rundown of that!

Here we go!

8am. I grumble and struggle to get up as I am lazy. I get up and have cereal with banana and a coffee, sometimes prepared by my husband on the coffee maker he got me, and now he likes to use.

9am. I run through all my social media, seeing whats new that my fellow bloggers are putting up, replying to comments, and liking stuff and commenting. There are a lot of great people I have connected with on Twitter and I like to see what they are up to.

9:30am.  I work on Canva, producing blog headers for my blogs, sourcing pictures that I have taken and working them into graphics to catch the eye. I also look at older ones and rework.

11am. Snack time! This is when I watch RuPaul’s Drag Race for a little longer than intended but Sasha Velour is going to win I know it!

11:45am. I get back to work on Canva, putting together inspiration memes that I publish on Saturdays. This is a fun part of my job as I like to put my own twist on it and make people laugh. Have you seen my Shrek one?

1:15pm. I get back on social media, posting stuff that is trending, reposting and sharing my latest blog on the platforms for the lunchtime readers. I also read a few at this time as I like to support my fellow bloggers and there is some amazing content out there!

2pm. Lunchtime! I can’t be a shut in all day, so I’ll often go get lunch out, go for a walk, and snap some pics for my blog/social media. If there is a cute dog I will pat it.

3pm. I’ll get in touch with businesses about collaborating and writing guest blogs for companies to get my following up and practise my writing.

4pm. I’ll check my Hootsuite to make sure my whole month is full of interesting content and if something current is needing talked about I will move stuff around to make it great for my readers.

5pm. I clock off for the day. If there is an event I will go to this in the evening, otherwise I will go out with friends, or binge watch Netflix (Party of Five, amirite?)

The life of a blogger is fun, varied, and you talk to a lot of interesting people. However it is important to get out and experience life, even if it is a walk during the day. Your readers want fun interesting experiences, and even if you go for a walk around the block, the magic of life could spark ideas for you  that your readers will love!

T xx

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Blogging: Writing about what the hell you want.

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Hi team!

So over the last few days  I have seen heated Twitter debates on what people should and shouldn’t blog on. Both sides had excellent points but the main thing is…

YOUCANBLOGABOUTWHATEVERYOUWANT.

Blogging for a lot of people, both to read and to write is a form of fun and relaxation. Some of my top blogs are beauty reviews, and this does come in useful for people wanting to try new products, however I do devote a lot of time to fashion and lifestyle also. I tackle the mental health issues as well, but I feel that my style is very much a dorky valley girl tone.

I love blogs that write about changing the world, and having awareness of the issues around them, some of them are very profound and forward thinking, and I love to read them!

And if I’m tired, or a bit down and want something to cheer me up, of course I want to hear about what you have in your handbag, or what you got from ASOS! Bring it.

The point is I really think people should stop pointing fingers and appreciate that we are a big community and there is something for everyone. As a blogger, you can write on whatever you want, and if you want to help people out with beauty problems, self esteem issues, or political thoughts then go right ahead. We all get readers and fans of our work and they come to us because they like our tone, or our writing appeals to them.

I feel that people that are hating on Twitter should remember that it takes all kinds and we are all the better for embracing our blogging similarities and differences.

What do you think? Have you been the subject of stuff like this before?

T xx