Things I've Learnt Since Starting Blogging

I Blame Every Purchase On Blogging
'I could write about all this makeup' and 'ooo, this would look so nice in blogging photos' are things I find myself thinking far too often. Now I generally don't buy things specifically for my blog but when I find myself at the tills buying three slightly different shades of red lipstick, blogging can take the blame just that once, haha!

I Take Thousands Of Photos
Go back a few years and there were probably 200 photos on my phone maximum. Fast forward to now, after having my phone for not even six months, there is around 2000. I take so many pictures of the same thing, you know lighting, angles, Instagram worthy and all.

I'm Obsessed With Twitter
I've never been much of a social media addict, up until now. If you were to look at my Facebook profile you'd be able to tell, I think the last status I posted was 'happy new year', yes I know, wild. Since starting blogging though, I've found a new love for Twitter! I get so excited when I log in and see the little number on the notifications tab. Now I don't mean that I get up and do a full jig around the room at the new follower or tweet I've received, but it's great to get funny tweets rather a notification on Facebook about which boyfriend some acquaintance just got dumped by.

Some Of The Nicest People Are Bloggers
Since starting my blog I've met so many lovely people in the blogging community. One thing I love is that you can reply to a tweet you see and instantly it's as though you've known each other years! So many other bloggers have similar interests as you do and every single Twitter chat I've joined in with, the bloggers are so welcoming even if you have no clue about the topic and are just wanting some advice.

What have you learnt since blogging? Do you do anything differently than before?

Benefit Goof Proof Brow Pencil Review

In case you didn't already know, Benefit are bringing out a whole new brow collection and I couldn't be more excited!

Included in this collection are some revamped old favourites such as Gimme Brow, which is now available in a brand new shade! Along with lots of new products, like the Goof Proof Brow Pencil, of which ELLE magazine are offering samples of in this month's issue.

Brow pencils have always been my go to brow product. If you were to give me eyeshadow or anything else my eyebrows would resemble slugs, honestly I am horrendous with them. Add the fact that Benefit created this new pencil, made me want to buy it even more when the collection gets released on the 24th of this month!

You had two options to choose from in ELLE, the darkest shade or shade 2, one of the lightest in the range and the one which I opted for. I was so impressed with how well the colour of this pencil matched my natural brows and out of all the brow pencils I own, I have to say that this is by far the best match. Bravo Benefit!
The application is so easy too! The wide part of the diamond shaped pencil makes it great for filling in your brows, whilst the pointed tip makes it a breeze to shape and define. Once you've got your brows 'on fleek' shall we say haha, it doesn't budge and you won't have to worry about re-touching all day long.

With the full sized product, a spoolie is also included at the other end of the pencil. I think this is a great idea, as I'm often running around at last minute like a mad woman, trying to find a brow brush!

As you've probably guessed by how much I'm raving on, I love this product! But one thing I need to mention is just how gorgeous the packaging is. This pencil is one of the prettiest things in my makeup bag and I shall warn you now that when the entire range comes out, my Instagram shall be full of Benefit packaging, sorry.

Have you seen the new collection? Which products are you most looking forward to?
Let me know!

Summer Blogging Goals

With Summer officially arriving, It got me thinking about what I'd like to achieve with my blog and all things related, over the next few months. So I thought I'd create a list with a few goals, so that I can look back later on in the year and see if I've actually achieved any of them!

Post More Consistently 
Posting more on my blog, is definitely the biggest goal I'm aiming for! I'd like to get back to posting two to three times a week like I used to do and I'd love to get ahead with my scheduled posts, which would make things so much easier!

Hit 5,000 Views
Compared to the thousands of other bloggers, this probably isn't many views at all! But for a little blog like mine, knowing that 5,000 people have had a read of it, would be an amazing feeling!

Write More Reviews
I love trying out new products, just half the time I forget to sit down and actually write about them! But considering that my Lush Oatifix Review is one of my most popular posts to date, I really should get typing!

Improve My Photography
When I look back at the photos I'd taken in my first few blog posts and compare them to more recent ones, I can already see the improvement that I've made! I really enjoy photography, so I'd love to keep on improving and learning more about my camera and the different features it has!

Reach 1,000 Twitter Followers
Again like I said about hitting 5,000 views, this would be amazing! I know this isn't many followers compared to some more well known bloggers, but I think its a lot and it would be a milestone to aim for!

Be Happy With My Blog Design
This is probably a never ending cycle that every blogger gets, I hope at least haha! There is always something that I want to change about my blog and at the moment, its the theme. I start off being so happy about the design, then slowly I get fed up of it and decide its time for a change!

What are your blogging goals for the next few months?
Let me know!

A Weekend In Whitby

Last bank holiday weekend, a bunch of us decided to pack the car and go off to Whitby for the day. Whitby is one of my favourite places to go however looking at the weather forecast, I was not going to be getting any bronzed glow, just frostbite.

When we eventually arrived, everybody headed straight to the fish & chip shop, before deciding it was a brilliant idea to eat our food whilst walking up to Whitby Abbey. Now we supposedly went the 'easy way' up, which turned out to be ten times worse and by halfway I was sat on a bench dying (It could be the fact I'm unfit, but lets just blame Whitby for now.) 
After we'd had a wander around, we headed back down the 199 steps, which was so much easier, to the beach. And after a while of trying to get the perfect picture of a wave (yes I know, how artsy am I), we went to have a look in the shops. I love how cute the shops are in Whitby, especially in the old town and I always manage to find something quirky that I want!
After a few hours of wandering around and eating lots of ice cream, a trip to the arcade was a necessary stop before the journey home. Honestly I would be such a gambler if I lived near the coast, those bloody 2p machines, haha! I did win a twitter keyring though, how fancy.

After a brilliant day out, it was time to head home and back to the warmth of the car!
 I thought I'd share a few pictures, so I hope you've enjoyed!

Have you ever been to Whitby? and whats your Favourite places to visit?
Let me know!

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