Saturday, 24 December 2016

My Goals For 2017

Hi Lovelies 
Honestly I can't be the only one who thinks that 2016 was really fast! One minute it was new year, the next the summer holidays and now it is nearly  the blooming new year AGAIN. I can't say 2016 has been my all time favourite year because they have been  a fair few hiccups in it but apart from that its been fine. I can't say I did particularly well with last years goals because I unmotivated myself because of some of the hiccups that happened during the year and not only that I recently discovered I have PCOS, so yes an eventful year but hopefully it will lead onto a brilliant and easier 2017.

My Goals
  1. Control my PCOS: This year has been a bit all over the place because of my hormones and some days have been rubbish with it but I am planning on controlling it better with eating better and also with a bit of luck and motivation loose some weight too ( I have put on 4 stone in 2 years) 
  2. Loose weight: This is following on from the above. I am hoping to keep myself motivated to get myself fitter and stronger for 2017 and honestly motivation is the biggest key for me so hopefully I will find it and keep it always.
  3. Read more books: This year I have read a few books including Harry potter and the philosophers stone, Jackie Collins Thrill and I've also started to read game of thrones and the next harry potter book, I would like to continue reading books because it is so relaxing.
  4. Complete Veganuary and stay vegan: I have been vegan before for around 8 months back in 2014 and since then I have mostly eaten vegan foods but sometimes I have eaten vegetarian foods too. Motivation again is key and also finding places that sell vegan foods and also trying more vegan recipes 

Blog Relatad Goals
  1. Schedule more: At the moment my blog posts are mostly posted at random times, I really only post when I have a spare couple of hours. I hope to get more posts done and make sure they are shared on all my social media to help grow my blog more
  2. Get 500 youtube subscribers: I have 101 at the moment which I am very happy with but hopefully this time next year I get to my goal of 500. Its kinda a thing to show that my youtube is worth doing. 
  3. Have 3000 Instagram followers: At one stage I honestly thought I wouldn't get past 1000 followers but now I have well over 2,500! I think I have pretty well and to be honest I just love my Instagram feed, I love sharing on it.
  4. Keep going: I have been blogging for nearly 3 years now and I love it as much now as I did then. I will continue to do it because I just love it.

I am sure I will be adding more goals thought out of 2017 but these are the ones I can think of right now, so keep a look out in future. 

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Saturday, 19 November 2016

Optrex Warming Eye Mask and 2 in 1 Eye Mist | Review

optrex warming mask review
Hi Lovelies 
If any of you are a blogger like me or use a computer a lot getting dry eyes or tired eyes can be a problem. I like to blog every evening and put a lot of concentration in to make sure my blog posts are up to my standard and sometimes that means I can get a little tired and get dry eyes from time to time which can be a blooming pain. 

Now I have heard of Optrex in the past but I never actually got round to actually trying the products so I am glad that I got the chance to actually try these out for myself to see how well they worked. I got an eye warming mask which is meant relive and relax tired eyes. I also got a 2 in 1 eye mist to help dry and irritated eyes. 

optrex eye mask and eye mist
The warming eye mask 
Optrex recommend using this mask relaxing listening to music since you should be wearing it for  10 minutes.  I personally wasn't sure about this, it went quite warm but to be honest I wasn't too keen on that but saying that my partner loved it and he managed to go to sleep very quickly after using this.

The 2 in 1 eye mist 
This mist is to help restore moisture to your eyes, its used on closed eyes and can be used over makeup too. Out of the two products this was defiantly my favourite as it made such a  difference to my eyes. They are less dry and so much more moisturised and I can blog more comfortably now. 

Optrex Warming Eye Mask  | £9.99 for 2
Optrex 2 in 1 Eye Mist | £15.99

Have you tried any of these before?

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Sunday, 31 July 2016

Blogging: Keeping Motivated

blogging keeping motivated
Hi Lovelies
I can't actually believe its been two years since I started blogging! I can't say its always been a plain sailing journey with my blog but its been a fun one and I have loved every minute of doing my blog. Anyways onto this post, sometimes I struggled keeping myself motivated to actually get a blog post in mind or getting myself to write blog posts or even want to take blog photos. In this post I have wrote a few tips to help combat it and help keep motivation.

My blogging tips 
  1. Numbers aren't always everything: I know it can be quite daunting to see blogger with literally thousands of followers but that doesn't mean any else blog isn't as good. I don't have too many views on every blog post it ranges between 150-300 usually but it took time to even get it that high, it was a lot lower when I first started back in 2014 my page views were between 40-90, so its progress from then till now and I am happy. 
  2. Its ok to have time off: I have took time off before because I literally couldn't write so it was pointless writing anything if I wasn't in the right mood to do so. I never lost any readers when I came back either. Having a break made my blogging mind feel better and my blog benefited from a break. During my time off I didn't go on social media and I never checked on my blog either. 
  3. Carry a notebook and pen: Blog post ideas can come randomly so its best to have a pen and paper at the ready to remember what to write about and also what to blog about in the future. I thought about a blog post late at night once and I was too tired to write a blog post so I wrote down in my notebook the blog post idea and I continued it the next day.
  4. Blog post ideas are literally everywhere: They really are, they could be on the tv or when you take the dog out for a morning walk, they happen in any scenario. Sometimes when I am out I see nice flowers and I like to take photos of them. 
  5. Work out a blog schedule: I know this may not be always possible but I do this from time to time and it makes a difference to my blog. I try to blog 3-4 times a week so its regular and also share lots on my social media, I usually do this on the evenings.
  6. Days with no new blog post, re-share older posts: This is the perfected way to keep the traffic on your blog, its helpful to it all on hoot suite as its timed for when you want it to be posted on social media like twitter. 
  7. Bulk take photos: I can't take blog photos everyday because the weather isn't nice all the time and I literally have no time to do that so I usually bulk take lots of photos in a day and spread the blog posts out during the week or month.
  8. Enjoy!: for me thats the main thing, post about things you like and it makes it so much easier .

What are your tips to keeping motivated blogging

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