Thursday, 29 January 2015

LIFESTYLE| HAPPY 3RD BIRTHDAY FBL BLOGGERS (GIVEAWAY)




Sooo as you guys know, FBL Bloggers turned 3 years old on the 27th January! I can't believe the network has been running for 3 years. It is a very supportive network, which has not only given me opportunities, but you bloggers too. My dream is that the network continues to grow, so that I can empower bloggers of all genres to be the best that they can be! That being said, I have a great give-away for all of you lovely lot. FBL bloggers have partnered up with two of my favourite brands Superdry and Ultimate Collections. We are giving 2 FBL Bloggers, the opportunity to win a prize each! Why? because we love you guys, if you fancy your chances then keep reading.


(PRIZE 1)WIN 1 ITEM FROM THE SUPERDRY A/W14 COLLECTION 




HOW TO ENTER:

a Rafflecopter giveaway




PRIZE 2 WIN A GORGEOUS PAIR OF EARRINGS FROM ULTIMATE COLLECTIONS




a Rafflecopter giveaway





  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS
  • THIS GIVEAWAY WILL END ON 5/2/15 AT 12PM
  • THIS GIVEAWAY IS FOR UK BLOGGERS ONLY, SORRY!
  • THERE WILL BE TWO WINNERS FOR EACH PRIZE
  • THE WINNERS HAVE 7 DAYS TO GET BACK TO ME OTHERWISE THE PRIZE GETS RE-ALLOCATED
Good luck, and thank you :)
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Sunday, 25 January 2015

LIFESTYLE| 2014, A REFLECTION





It is pretty weird that I didn't start the year with this type of post. It is even more weird that I started my reflection post at the end of January, but I felt that I really wasn't ready to reflect on the previous year. After a lot of soul searching and recent changes in my life, I am ready to reflect on 2014.

So if I cast my mind to my 2014 goals I wanted to achieve 4 things, to pass my driving test for the 4th time; get a job in social media; successfully complete the 52 week saving challenge and finally have a sick 2014. So how did I do?

Well firstly, I didn't pass my driving test in 2014. No, I didn't fail it again.. I just didn't take the test. That was mainly due to the fact that I had no interest or motivation to drive. Motivation or desire to drive is an important aspect to driving, and I felt neither. So why waste my money? I did start learning to drive again in the summer, and I  have booked my test. I know I will pass this time! Because I believe in myself, I understand the roads better and to be honest, after nearly 5 years of learning to drive on and off, it is time for me to get my license. There is no excuse, and I will not hear the words, "I am sorry you failed". Failure does not exist this time.

So 2014, saw me finally get a job as a social media manager in a B2C brand. It would seem that I achieved my goal right? Well kind of, after working as a social media manager for 10 months with my previous company; I realised that it wasn't for me. It was hard, as that was where most of my experience lied, and to come to the realisation that what I thought I liked, was not making me happy was a difficult pill to swallow. I have since left my job, and I am working in fashion, digital marketing where I create on-line campaigns. I will write a separate post on my career journey.

I did indeed save during 2014, not as much as I had hoped and during the way I kind of got bored of the challenge. But, it did make me re-think my spending habits, which did rapidly increase in the latter parts of the year. Nonetheless, I still put  money away in my saving accounts whenever  I can.

Finally, did I have a sick 2014? If I look at the positives and negatives, I can say I did! I went to loads of Fashion and Beauty events, I went to Prague and Tenerife, which were amazing. I went to award events, spoke about blogging at a number of events, I turned 24! I was accepted onto the We Are Dope mentorship to help me take FBL Bloggers to the next stage. I mean, I learnt loads and I am glad I went through the difficult times, as well as the good times. As I believe 2015 is truly the year where I get to achieve my dreams.

How was 2014 for you?

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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

FASHION| SIMPLY BE #SIMPLYBEREAL MOMENTS

Illustration by Kate Naylor 


Happy 2015! Is it too late to say that? Well I haven't officially said that on the blog yet, since I have been away for nearly a month. Yes, I know I am a bad blogger, but as I say every time I go away, I was enjoying life and working on some seriously sick projects! As you can imagine, the took a lot of my time away. I know you lovelies are eager to know what I am up to, so I will update you on this asap.

Speaking of sick projects, I was contacted by Simply Be  to take part in their #simplybereal moments campaign. Simply Be, contacted a handful of bloggers and wanted us to share our fashion blunders, mishaps and funny stories. The whole point of the campaign was to show that everyone has off days or days where they are less than perfect, hey we are all human aren't we?

My fashion mishap, occurred last July when I was in Hyde Park for a blog photo shoot with the lovely Jade Jenna. Literally, I couldn't ask for a better day, the sun was shining, the shoot was fun and my outfit was on point! At least, I thought it was. After shooting in one location for ages, we decided to move locations. Now, I need to emphasize to you that I was wearing my new,  beloved metallic flatforms from good old Primark. I am not the most confident when it comes to heels, but I thought that these were a safe bet as they weren't high. As I walked for literally, 5 minuets to the next location, one of my straps broke on my wedges! I was mortified, as I had one shoe in the middle of Hyde Park.

As I tried to gather my thoughts, I quickly remembered that I had spare shoes with me. Thank God, I did otherwise it would've been pretty awkward hobbling around central in the search for new shoes. I quickly changed shoes and continued with my shoot which turned out pretty well, as you can see.  I was pretty upset about my shoes, but the lovely guys over at Primark allowed me to swap them for a different pair, which are BEAUTIFUL!

I'd like thank Kate for doing this illustration of me. I seriously love it, she depicted my likeness and the story so well. Please if you have a spare moment check out her blog, too! She blogs about one of my favourite things in the world, FOOD. You can find her blog here (Messy Eats).

Have you ever had any fashion blunders?

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