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Wednesday, 18 January 2017

How to be a more confident blogger

When it comes to blogging, there are so many things to do, so much diversity and so many different opinions that you can loose all confidence and that's if you even had any to start with. But as I have grown I have seen my confidence grow beyond my imagination, so I thought I would impart some of my wisdom with those needing a little confidence booster. 

Don't worry

Don't worry about what other people will think, don't worry about how many people are reading and don't worry about what you look like. Chances are, people are finding your blog because you're posting about something they want to know more about. Generally, people start to get trolled when they are really big, or have suddenly gone viral. In my years of blogging, I've only really had 2 hateful comments, and they were about my eyebrows- by girls who were far to young to even pluck theirs. 

In regards to numbers, it's so easy to look at others and think, "they're growing faster than me", "they have more followers than me" and it's easy to start to feel so unconfident. But don't look at the numbers, if you keep doing the best you can, the numbers will grow on their own.

Don't doubt yourself

The mere fact that you want to start this journey is evidence enough that you believe you have something valuable to pass on to others, so keep working hard. When we start doubting ourselves, that's when we lose all confidence. So remember why you started and keep looking forward.

Get out there

That means put a face to the blog name. Do you know how nice it is to go to an event with a brand you love to hear them say that they loved your latest collaboration to your face. I can't describe how much of a confidence booster this is. It helps confirm that what you are doing is worth while. But that's not the only thing getting out there does. People love to put a face to a name, they want to see that you are a person behind a screen, so if you have an anonymous blog, don't be afraid to put your face out there, you will see that you'll be sent so much love.

Keep learning

The more you learn, the more confident you become. Practice your skill, learn new ones, practice them and become a master of what you do. I for one, have learnt so many new techniques, tricks and tips for my blog and as a result, my confidence for my blog has grown. Before I was embarrassed to share my blog, now I'm surprised I don't spam everyone! I'm so proud of all I have learnt over the last few years and can't wait to keep learning.

Change your outlook towards blogging

If you sit there and start stressing about your blog, your photography or blog layout your confidence will dip and leave you feeling lower than when you sat down. But if you don't think about it much and don't put so much emphasis on your blog it will grow more than you could desire. Some of the most successful blogs started on a whim as a hobby.

Don't spend too much on a certain blog post

This correlates back to my previous point. Spend less time on a blog post and you will see that it does a lot better than you thought. When I find myself struggling to write a post, I leave it come back to it when I have more inspiration. My best blog posts are ones that I write in half an hour and upload without thinking about it. 

I hope these tips help you be a more confident blogger. What are your tips? Feel free to share them in the comments down bellow.

Heels: Just Fab
Jacket: Just Fab
Bag: Russell & Bromley


Monday, 16 January 2017

Getting A Better Nights Sleep With Emma Mattress

I've got a new mattress. As someone who uses their mattress more than they probably should- It's my office, my lounge area not to mention I sleep here every night. So when it comes to my bed, I have to make sure it's comfortable and durable for everyday use.

I was kindly sent an Emma Mattress for review, and after a week of sleeping on it, I have no complaints what so ever. I am super chuffed with how comfortable and how well I sleep at night.

Emma Mattress comes in a box and inflates once you have taken it out of the sealed packaging. At first I was worried that it wouldn't fit, but that's because I'm a super worrier. But after a few minutes, once the mattress started to unravel, it fit perfectly into my double bed frame. 

The mattresses come in a range of different sizes; single, double and King and super King size and are all manufactured in the UK. With this the mattress has a 10 year guarantee with a 100 day risk free trial as well as free shipping and returns. There are certain expensive things that I don't like to buy online, shoes, cars and mattresses. 

A lot of people are skeptical about buying bedding online, as you want to make sure it's comfortable and suitable for your needs. But with Emma Mattress there is no reason to worry. If you don't like it, you can send it back, but I assure you, there's nothing about this mattress that you would not like.

The mattress itself is made of four different layers; cushy hypersoft foam, unique conical pocket springs, pressure-sensitive visco elastic foam and supporting cold foam, which is them wrapped in highly breathable fabric. 

Now when I get to bed I feel like I'm getting a big hug by my mattress. 

If you are interested in getting an Emma Mattress they are currently running a contest on their Instagram where you can win an Emma Mattress as well as a £300 Ikea gift card until January 25th 2017.

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Friday, 13 January 2017

Gold Collagen Face Mask X Jivesse

When it comes to our skin, Im all about hydration and face masks. Throughout my early teen years, I didn't have the best skin, and I'm fortunate that now that I have grown up, my skin is a lot better. Yes it's dehydrated and a little oily now and then, but these are problems that I can deal with on a day to day basis. The acne however, was not my favourite part of my youth. I can actually say that now as I'm 25 this year... sobs into pillow.

I love pampering myself and I feel like the best and most important thing to pamper is my skin. Being a blogger who covers not only fashion, but beauty, I get to try a lot of different facials and face masks. I mean what beauty lover wouldn't love that? However there's something nice about being able to hydrate your skin in the comfort of your own home without having to treck all the way to a salon and back.

At the end of last year I was introduced to the beauty brand Jivesse, All of the Jivesse products are formed to deliver a multitude of benefits and contain the most natural and effective ingredients which help keep the skin looking and feeling younger for longer.

The last year or so has seen sheet masks grow from strength to strength. They are so easy to use, so easy that I regularly take them on holiday with me and use on long haul flights as I find my skin gets really dry while flying.

Jivesse are bringing out their new sheet mask, the Collagen & Gold Youth Defining Mask. The addition of gold in the mask acts as an antibacterial,and helps to regenerate skin cells and speed up the renewal process. After just one use you can feel that your skin feels a lot softer and leaves you looking radiant.

It is recommended to use the mask 2-3 times a week for 10-15 minutes a time. Alongside the mask, i have been using the Marine Collagen Cream which is quite a heavy cream. It leaves the skin feeling really soft. You can use the cream twice a day, but seeing as I find the cream very rich in texture, I tend to only use it at night time.

Have you ever used a sheet mask before? How do you feel about using gold on your face?

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Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Drop It- Get Your Shopping Delivered Home That Night

Just before Christmas I teamed up with Drop It to help me with my Christmas shopping. If you've never heard of Drop It before, you've been missing out. Especially if like me, you tend to do a lot of your shopping in central london, and hate being that person taking up the entire tube with all your bags ( first world problems I know).

Drop It is a service in which those shopping along Oxford and Regent Street as well as surrounding areas are able to use an app and select a store for them to drop their bags off and have delivered to their home either that day or the next day. As someone who suffers from shoulder pain this is something that I welcome with open arms. Once you have dropped your first item for the fee of £10 you are able to continue shopping and dropping for the rest of the day while dropping your items off in other partnered stores.

This year I left my Christmas shopping very late, a few days before Christmas I found myself in central London. After doing all of my shopping i downloaded the app and found my closest store. I headed to the wonderful Handro and dropped my items off their. 

At first, I was a little skeptical leaving my items in the hands of someone else, but I can assure you it is totally safe. At first, you are asked to take pictures of your receipts and take them with you, then your items are placed into a bag which is then sealed. You then scan the codes on the bag where you can track whether the bags are on the way to you.

If you're around central London doing a bit of sale shopping, why not try the service out for yourself. Using the code TERALPROMO enjoy 50% off of the service... You're welcome.

Does this sound like something you would want to try? Would love to hear if you have tried it before.

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Saturday, 7 January 2017

The Last of The January Sales

Whether you've been shopping sales since boxing day (or before, is it me or has the sales been starting earlier and earlier every year?) you have to admit, you can always find the best bits for the best price in January.

I have rounded up some of my favourite pieces from the sales, from womens gym wear to those heels you've been lusting after for months.

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