All posts tagged: advice

5 Things About Instagram Themes!

Originally posted on KARA DAVIES:
Hello friends, welcome back! Now! You’ll either get on board with this or you won’t. Me? On board! With themes, however, whilst it’s so inspiring and relaxing to see a feed to perfectly aligned with the stars. It doesn’t just happen on its own. So I’ve put together a list of 5 things about Instagram themes that you may want to consider before delving into the ‘perfect feed‘ world! 1. Be prepared to sacrifice! A touch dramatic I know but what’s new. Now many themes follow the idea of matching colours, maybe you incorporate flowers in each picture somewhere. So yes, whilst it’s pretty, it means that any photos that don’t match your theme, you can’t post – unless you want to sacrifice all your hard work for one photo! So instead you’ll be sacrificing photos and memories that you perhaps deeply treasure and can’t share due to this reason. You can choose to put these on IG Stories though?! My IG story is one I use daily and almost…

Date Idea That Requires Little to No Money

Originally posted on sophie harris:
Hiya!! I’m back with another valentines day related post and this time I want to give you guys some ideas for dates that don’t require too much money. I’m not going to say zero money because that’s not always plausible and honestly, off of the top of my head, I can’t think of any. I’m a poor girl and I know a lot of people, especially students, will not have as much money to splash out extreme amounts on date for this somewhat special day. So I know how it feels and this is my list of 8 money free date ideas. 1. Seek out a food market and live off of the free samples. I do this regardless of dates to be honest hahaha! Restaurants are so bloody expensive sometimes so let’s do that. 2. A museum date. Maybe this is boring to some people, but for me at least who is a history student, it’s fantastic. Most museums have all day admissions so you can go after work…

Tested Tricks on Tackling Writer’s Block

Originally posted on The Musing Quill:
Whether writer’s block is real or not – totally depends on what you believe. Here was the article that debated what a writer thinks about writer’s block and it gained much popularity amongst readers back in December last year. I believe, that there are such stretches of time when you strive to scribe. Motivation plays a paltry role. It feels as though the pool of imagination inside you has dried out and you are merely scraping the bottom to no fruition. That may or may not be writer’s block or call it by any name you fancy, the fact remains that when the storm comes, we need not give in or seek escape. Tonight, thus, we talk of possible effective ways of tackling writer’s block. In my journey so far, I have always learnt new things and have gladly shared them with the writing fraternity through my blogs. But as a writer, where do I get my motivation? How do I look deeper into my perspectives? I realised, even…

My Morning Routine for Smooth Toned and Glowing Skin

Originally posted on THE MILLENNIAL EXCLUSIVE Blog:
Large pores, pimples, acne and worse the marks they leave behind. To achieve poreless, smooth and naturally glowy skin I took matters into my own hands and searched around for products that really work for me. I have combination skin – oily in my T-zone and dry around my chin and mouth. Considering my skin tone (dark) I’m also extremely susceptible to hyperpigmentation and the dreaded dark spots left over from acne. I’m happy to share however, that I finally have  a regimen that works to keep my skin not only breakout free but incredibly smooth. MY MORNING ROUTINE Cleansing I start out with the usual–washing my face. A face brush of some sort is crucial for really getting a deep clean and making sure that your face wash can penetrate deep in your pores and do what it’s meant to. A face brush is great…but the cost? Not so much.  I use the ULTA brand dual action cleansing brush (usually $25 and lasts a long time). It…

70 Blog Post Ideas

Originally posted on The Life of Kristyn:
Hey Everyone! It happens from time-to-time where we will get a writer’s block/creative block. It has happened to me many times and I thought I would share post ideas with you to get those creative juices working 😉 Most of these ideas are going to be beauty related with some lifestyle added in. As always, if you have an idea to add, leave a comment down below. Your skincare routine for morning and night. What products have you recently purchased? Product Reviews What products have you tried lately that you loved? What products have you tried lately that you hated? What’s in your makeup bag? Your everyday makeup routine What new products aren’t worth the hype? Clothing Haul Travel Essentials Monthly favourites Favourite scents for the season Brands you want to try Brands you want to stop buying from Book Haul Makeup Haul Favorite skin care products Makeup wishlist What new makeup products are you looking forward to? Holy grail products “30 before 30” bucket list (I am…

Valentines Day |Affordable Gift Guide for Her!

Originally posted on The Weekend Juice:
Hello everyone, I am so glad to back here blogging and I am also super-duper excited to be sharing this Valentines Day gift guide with you all. Let’s get straight into it: Something Girly ASOS, £4.00 These heart socks in sheer are just too cute and so in fashion at the moment. Would mostly be worn casually with jeans or skirts. This style of socks are available from ASOS, New look and Primark! ? ? ? ? Oliver Bonas, £20 This Oliver Bonas Play, round jewellry box would be a great addition to any girls beauty storage! What drew me to this particular jewellry box was the colour as it’s more of a warm pink- almost peach shade as opposed to the generic barbie pink. Something Daring Amazon, £6.29 I find this book to be quite entertaining and just a good laugh. However, if your other half is a prude- this may not be the right choice! ‘Position Of The Day’ comes with complete illustrations of a different position…

Spring and Summer Races on Tap

Originally posted on thedancingrunner:
Spring and summer without a doubt are my favorite seasons to train and race some shorter, faster races. So I have a few distances (including a couple of ultras) I plan on tackling within the next few months!! Here are a few items I have on my calendar, so far. –Cowtown 50k – Sunday, February 25th / Ft. Worth, Texas: Technically this one is still in the winter, but it is UP NEXT on the calendar. I am so excited to be PACING this race this year! As some of you know, last year I paced the marathon distance and this year I will be tackling the 50k (31 miles) Pacing is a whole different type of animal, but I’ve been fortunate to be able to pace various distances over the last several years. This will be the first time I’ve paced beyond 26.2 miles though. So, I’m very excited to be able to help some runners conquer their goals! And yeah, earn a glass of wine or 2 while I’m…

What Happens When You Have Been Unemployed for Too Long

The last time I was unemployed and looking for a job was in January of 2016. The project I was working on in 2015 had closed down and the whole team designated for the project was forced to look for work elsewhere. It took me four months to get a decent job, and even that was a three-month contract at a startup company doing SEO writing. Three months later, I was back out in the unemployment market. Of course, the good news was that a month after my short-term employment ended, another company was kind enough to offer me a job offer, that time a permanent one with growth potential and possibly a brighter future for me. But what if I didn’t get the short-term contract? I’d have been out of a job for almost six months and that would have been a questionable scenario for employers during my interviews. There wouldn’t be an interview. It would have been a full-blown crime-scene investigation and interrogation. I would come under scrutiny for not having found a job, or worse, accused of being …

A College Student’s Dilemma: Plans After College

Originally posted on From One Girl to One World:
It’s been 3 weeks since the school semester started once again. Being a college student isn’t all that fun especially when you’re taking 6 classes(!!!) this semester and I must admit, I had my fair share of great experiences in college, but it hit me that this is my second to last semester before I’m truly done with my Bachelor’s degree. Juggling 6 classes and having to work a lot and also wanting to have a social life (with many more adventures to do) is SO HECTIC. Let alone, I’ve never even taken 5 or 6 classes before this semester and I have so much blogging I would love to do but I am trying hard to find all the time to do it. I tell myself that I will tire myself hustling and try to catch my breath and let this be just 4 months of a little bit of pain… Meanwhile, this post is already taking a different route once again from my usual…

Vibes of Osaka

Originally posted on #TicketAway:
Before going to Osaka, you will hear many thing about this city: the best night life in Japan, friendly and relaxed people, amazing street food and the vibrant atmosphere. This is is all true! Situated right in the center of the main Japan’s island, Osaka is a must stop for those who want to see and explore the urban side of Japan, yet explore the beautiful Kansai region with day trips. Nara, Himeji castle, Kobe with its famous and expensive beef, even Hiroshima are an easy JR train ride away from Osaka. Here is my photo journey though the different sides of Osaka. Urban Osaka: Watching the sunset from the top of the Umeda Sky Building is a must for the urban jungle lovers Dotonbori – the most famous street food neighborhood in the world ….and the food The concept of conveyor belt sushi restaurant was invented in Osaka Okonomiyaki pancake/omelet Takoyaki balls filled with dry octopus meat is another one signature dish of Osaka More sushi! And of course interesting…