Chatty Tuesday: Is Instagram beauty fake beauty?

I want to introduce to you today’s topic. It’s quite a controversial one, which is why I wanted to incorporate as many opinions as I could muster! I reached out on my Twitter and Instagram to see what different people thought of the topic. I wanted to focus around the Instagram account that has been blowing up quite a lot recently and that is “beauty.false“.

This account currently has 285k followers (at time of posting) and when it began circulating via a few viral tweets, I had a few mixed feelings when I finally took a look at what it was all about. It’s an account that takes a posted Instagram photo from various public figures, alongside the real life snapshots of the same/similar photo that are unfiltered and portray the more “raw” image.

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My Everyday Makeup Bag

As much as I ADORE makeup, I really haven’t tried all that much! Every now and again I’ll do a little splurge and try some new things and add them to my routine alongside the oldies but goldies. I’m bursting at the seams to try some new products, so if you have any recommendations PLEASE leave them down below – I’d love to see what you love!

I have managed to create a routine whereby I do really like each product and often rebuy elements when they run out. I work 40 hour weeks, so Monday to Friday I do a full face of natural looking makeup and I love spending my half hour in the morning doing it! Each of the products I use are so buildable in so many ways, so I can use the exact same products on a Saturday if I want to glam up a bit more and make a completely different look. (They’re affordable too!)

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Television: My Favourites from 1999 to 2019 (AD)

Television can play such a huge part in shaping us as people, especially when many of us have been fortunate enough to own a TV or two in our homes. Having been born in 1999, with high-tech technology only a few years away – I still grew up with videos and a VCR player until DVD copies were produced. As the technology around me has upgraded, so have I as a person. I’ve watched chunky televisions weighing the same as a baby elephant, transform into sleek, modern and lightweight designs such as the Oled 4K Tv Panasonic option.

There are numerous TV shows and films I can think of that played a huge role in my upbringing, so I thought it would be fun to assemble them together. Let’s take a trip down memory lane and see what there is in store…

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Versatile Blogger Award

XIn place of this week’s Chatty Tuesday – is my nomination for the Versatile Blogger Awards! I was ever so kindly nominated by Charlotte from https://realtimetotalk.wordpress.com/ and Millie from https://msblife.com/ who are two lovely ladies I’ve grown very fond of! Twitter has allowed me to connect with some really genuine bloggers and I am so happy to have made some friends, which is one of the main reasons I started this whole thing in the first place.

If you’re yet to come across the Versatile Blogger Awards, then allow me to share with you what this kind act of appreciation is all about! It’s a blogger to blogger award that allows people to acknowledge some really amazing people and blogs. There is no competition or fancy prize, just the satisfaction of knowing you can brighten someone’s day. To me, that’s the best prize!

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February in Review

It’s actually quite scary that 2 months of 2019 are gone already! Like I did for January, I wanted to take this opportunity to have a look at what I achieved over the month and what I perhaps could have done a bit better. March is right around the corner, so I’m hoping to keep up with some, if not all of my 2019 goals – which you can read here!

It’s actually quite enjoyable to sit down at the end of the month and have some accountability time. A chance to reflect, review and renew. It’s beneficial to track your own progression and achievements – so let’s get started!

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Chatty Tuesday: Feeling confident without makeup

Welcome to part 2 of my Chatty Tuesday series! Today’s topic is looking at the connection between makeup and confidence.

Do you wear makeup every day? At the weekends? For special occasions? Or not at all? Regardless of how often we apply a multitude of products to our lovely little faces, it’s all for many different reasons. These include: to cover acne and scarring, to hide redness, to enhance what’s already there or to completely transform how we look. We can be a very judgemental society that sticks its nose into other people’s business and what they like to do with their own bodies. Does this impact our confidence levels too?

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5 things that empower me as a woman

Empowerment, by definition, is “the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights.” 

I can pair this definition so well to the change I’ve seen in myself over the last couple of years since leaving school. I can physically feel how much more confident I am, as well as mentally feeling the strongest I ever have. So, I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight just 5 things that continually empower me as a woman and allow me to lead my best life as this 5’9 ginger lady.

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Chatty Tuesday: Experience with the pill (Loestrin 20)

As you may have noticed from the title of this post, I’m hoping to start a mini series off whereby every Tuesday I have a chat about more personal topics/life advice. To kick start this off, I wanted to holla at my fellow ladies who need to shut down the baby factory or calm those periods down.

I’m by no means a doctor, so all information gathered can be found online or comes from personal experience.

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Job Guide: 10 Employment Tips

Today’s post takes another step in the direction I’m hoping to take my blog in; a miniature Doctor Phil if you will. I’d like to use my small platform to utilise what I’ve experienced/learnt so far as a near 20 year old that didn’t go to university. I’ve always loved helping my friends out and giving advice, so to start this journey off – let’s start with the wonderful world of employment!

This post is focused around career beginners and those that didn’t attend university, but hopefully my tips are applicable to most!

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Haunted experience: Cobb Hall, Lincoln Castle

Today’s post is another slightly different one, as I delve into my one and only “paranormal” experience. As a brief background, I’ve always believed in spirits and “ghosts” (whatever you prefer to call them). I’d just never had any experience myself, until the late summer of 2016…

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January 2019 Review

I wasn’t planning on doing monthly review posts this year, but as I’m sat here on the last day of this busy month – I feel like I can confidently say I’ve achieved a heck of a lot and would love to share that with you all (she says to the small, but lovely crowd she has).

January 2019 was all about diving head first into full blown adulthood, however the diving board was rather high and meant I slapped like a piece of meat on the water. But I’ve surfaced well! Alive and telling the tale. So let’s see what I got up to….

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Am I like my zodiac sign?

Star signs. Horoscopes. Astrology. What does that all mean for me? I’ve always been guilty since I was old enough to read my mum’s magazines, of skipping to the page where I would be told my fortunes for today/this month/this year. Now I’m older and have a decent amount of experience under my belt – I wanted to delve into my star sign and see if my personality lines up with it at all.

So if you’re a Cancer like myself, or just have an interest in the weird and wonderful world of star signs, then I hope you enjoy!

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10 quotes that keep me going

I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find silent words to be the most comforting at times where I’m battling my own brain and finding it difficult to give myself some credit. I wanted to compile a list of the quotes that most frequently remind me that I’m a strong ass woman who can do anything they put their mind to, whether that be today or starting afresh tomorrow.

I hope you also find some solace amongst these words like myself, or if there are any quotes you love that act as a holding hand at times, please leave them in the comments!

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3 things I’ll never regret doing

I’m hoping to start pushing my blog into the more casual, chatty and raw corner where I get more personal and address topics that aren’t all that widely spoken about. I wish this post was my idea, but I stumbled across it in a state of writer’s block on https://www.kotrynabass.com/30-blog-post-ideas-for-your-first-blog-post-ever/.

So many thanks for getting my feet off the ground! If you’d like to read about the 3 things I’ll never regret doing, then please read on…

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£25 skincare routine?! (+ Vanity Planet Review)

Good morning, good evening or goodnight wherever you are! Firstly, I hope you’re doing well – I’m currently sat itching to take my makeup off, but ironically wanted to write this skincare post first.

Sometimes stripping things back into their simplest and most affordable form is what we like to see. I’m yet to venture too far out into the world of more high-end items that are classed as an investment. If you’ve got a bank of any pricier products you swear by – please leave them/any links down below! My aim for 2019 (as per my previous post, cheeky plug) is to incorporate more cruelty free items into my routine, and upon writing this, I realised I have quite a long way to go.

However, not everything I use is tested on animals – including the Vanity Planet skin spa, which if you’d like to see a brief review of, please keep reading.

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Out with 2018, in with 2019

 

49079391_780316432360836_5350047959545282560_nHAPPY NEW YEAR! I’m definitely still mentally in 2009, but here we 49461692_336332017202349_6490807559878868992_nare sat 10 years down the line (bloody hell). I hope you all had a wonderful festive break and a smooth transition into this brand new year. I left 2018 with my favourite person by my side and entered 2019 the same way so we’re off to a good start already

 

I’m sure your Instagram is full to the brim of people’s timelines from their 2018 shenanigans, so I wanna keep my recap short and sweet – mostly because 2018 was the quickest year I have ever experienced.

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Bigger boob bra guide

Hello! This is a slightly wild slide from what my previous posts have been about – but I want to act online the way I do in person; open and happy to talk about anything! I admire the movement of men and women online that are continuing to break the barrier blocking “taboo” topics like sex, periods and other things that have for a long time been tarnished as something you discuss behind closed doors. Instead of jumping in with a heavier topic – I thought I’d ease myself into talking about an object that’s used by millions every day – the bra!

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Christmas with the Netflix originals…

Netflix are taking full advantage of the festivities this year and are churning out the merry movies like this is the last year of Santa and pigs in blankets. But is it all bad? I decided to watch 5 suggested Netflix originals that ooze Christmas so that you (may) not have to!

I can’t sit here and be a grinch about it, because I did enjoy my evenings escaping into a world of cringey but endearing story lines. So sit back and please enjoy my amateur reviews!

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A long weekend in Amsterdam

Welcome to my trip to Amsterdam 2018! This long weekend was a perfect way to take a real break from the real world back home and explore a beautiful European city in all its wintery glory. I booked this trip a few months ago as a surprise for my boyfriend for our 1 year anniversary and I don’t think we could have spent it in a better way. Whether you’re a solo-traveller or wanting to travel with a group of friends, Amsterdam really has something for everyone. Please read on to see what we got up to.

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Seoul, South Korea Travel Guide – Part 1

My trip to Seoul in South Korea aged 18 is hands down my biggest achievement. Travelling 5000 miles to another continent just my friend and I, is the most exciting and incredible thing I have ever done and I cannot wait to go back one day! I’m going to make a 3 part series about travelling to Seoul and my personal experience with the whole trip. So let’s begin!

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Another blogger on the block

 – dreams don’t work unless you do –

Those words first told to me by my beautiful mumma are ones I now live by, so here we are! I’ve finally written my first blog post and I can easily say it’s been a long time coming, so where to begin!

Firstly, let me introduce myself; my name is Emily, I’m working a super exciting (lol) 9-5 whilst learning to drive and I’m finally getting a hobby after nearly 20 years of being alive. I’ve always found writing a huge passion of mine, so combined with my love for all things beauty, lifestyle and travel – a blog seemed like the perfect way to start putting myself out there more.

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