How I Manage School And My Blog

I’m currently in my final year of sixth form (the last year of schooling in Britain) and of course the work is tough. I do subjects that require an awful lot of work, especially textiles which is mainly coursework based, and I often receive the question, ‘how do you fit your blog in?!’.

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100 Posts On – How I Feel About Blogging

This post is the 101st post on my blog and wow those posts have just flown by. It seems like just yesterday that I was starting out, setting up my website and shooting my first lookbook; yet here I am almost six months on and the world of blogging is only just opening up to me.

Blogging has opened up a whole new side of me that I didn’t even know existed. I’m passionate, committed and a lot more confident than I’ve ever been and it’s all because of this website. I have people at school that never would have spoken to me before coming up to me and starting conversations about my blog or YouTube channel, I’ve spent many hours interacting with my close friends and family as they help me shoot looks and I’ve become a lot more active online. Blogging has opened my eyes to an alternative career and made me appreciate beauty and style through lots of other bloggers. I’m finally able to act on my passion for fashion (don’t want to sound too much like a Bratz doll…) and express myself for others to see.

I love each and every one of my followers and supporters with all of my heart. This blog and everything that comes with it means the world to me and I can’t wait to bring you even more exciting content in the future!

Love Chloe x

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How To Stop Social Media Taking Over Your Life

‘Don’t compare someone else’s final cut to your blooper reel’

In a world where social media means so much, especially to bloggers like me, it can be hard to stop it from taking over your life. It’s very easy to fall into a trap of obsession to do with likes and followers, which takes away from the true purpose of social media – for connecting with people and sharing what you love.

For me, blogging is a way to connect with like minded people and update people with similar tastes in fashion to me with pieces I love and trends I follow. It will never be about the amount of followers or likes I have. Of course, I appreciate every single follow and like, they make my blog more well known to spread my ideas further, but if I didn’t get them I’d still produce content. 

Instead of focusing on how many likes a post gets, focus on the post itself. Does it represent you? If it doesn’t truly represent you and how you truly feel then don’t post it. If this is the case you are more than likely uploading it to impress others, in order to get likes, which isn’t right. Your content should be about you. 

Don’t place all of your self worth on social media. Remind yourself daily that likes don’t really matter. Lots of things can bring down the amount of likes you get, the Instagram algorithm being a main one, and it’s more than likely not your fault if you don’t reach your target. Don’t stress over it. You are more important than likes. Instead focus on liking yourself!

Social media doesn’t define who you are as a person, so no matter how many likes you get use it as a positive platform. Use it for sharing positive, productive content on things you find interesting. Enjoy social media!

Love Chloe x

Why Being Sad Is Okay Sometimes

I didn’t post yesterday and the reason why is because I had a bad day. To be honest, admitting that is actually a bit scary because I swore to myself that I wouldn’t let my mood affect my blogging, but setting that impossible task for myself is something I need to overcome. Of course, bad days happen. Of course, your mood affects your life. I’ve been putting off writing this all day, in fact, I was going to leave it and start afresh on Monday but sharing this kind of stuff is what keeps me a real blogger. Only sharing the edited highlights of my life where I’m showing off a new dress or lipstick isn’t what my life is like on a daily basis.

Being sad is a normal part of life and pretending that the bad days don’t happen isn’t an effective way of dealing with them. Accepting their existence and working your way through them is the only way to a happy life. I don’t want to pretend I’m happy all the time, because the truth is that I’m not, sometimes I find life impossibly hard and pretending like I don’t is like pretending to be someone I’m not. I never want to do that on here, I want to showcase the real me.

Next time you’re having a bad day, remember it’s a normal part of life. There has to be a little rain to make a rainbow!

Love Chloe x

The Start Of A Fresh New Me?

For me, birthdays are a very scary time. For someone who is terrified of growing up turning 18 seemed terrifying so I figured the best way to approach it would be to find positive sides of it. One way I decided to do this was to see it as a fresh new beginning, which allows me to almost make new year’s resolutions and improve myself as I grow older.

I’ve had the typical question of, ‘how does it feel to be 18’ and usually I don’t feel any different but this year I’ve actually felt a slight change. I’m determined to remain a little more positive and make this year a happy and successful year. Being happy is a very important part of life and the chance to start again is the best way to reassess your goals.

I know this is a short blog post but I just wanted to put this idea out there and share with you how I’m dealing with my birthday.

Love Chloe x

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18 Facts About Me!

Today, as some of you may know, is my 18th birthday! Your 18th birthday is a big milestone for everyone and it’s actually quite scary (can I be ten again please?) but I thought instead of looking at it negatively I’d take the opportunity to share eighteen positive facts about myself with you all.

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What’s In My Bag

Handbags seem to be literal tardises most of the time and I seem to be able to do a Mary Poppins and bring half my life around with me in my bag. Such random things end up being in my bag but I thought I’d share what I have in my bag on a regular basis.


My phone

Of course one of the most obvious things I keep in my bag is my phone – at the minute I have an iPhone 6 and I keep it with me practically at all times. I keep it in a handy middle pocket of my bag which is perfect size for my phone! Just in case it dies on me I also tend to keep a portable charger in my bag. Mine is from Poundland and honestly you don’t need to fork out on really expensive ones because this one works just fine, it’s a pretty purple colour as well!


Purse 

Another essential in my bag is my purse which I carry with me everytime I go out which has all my money, membership cards and gift cards in. Of course it’s pink and white, what other colours would it be?!


Makeup top ups

I always carry round a few pieces to top up my makeup with throughout the day including Rimmel Stay Matte Powder and of course a lipstick and lip balm. I love the Nivea Rosé for lip balm and of course MAC Velvet Teddy for lipstick.


Travel size perfume

For me, travel size perfume is a must have as I like to stay smelling nice all throughout the day. This travel sized one from AVON is perfect as it’s small enough to fit in my handbag!


Pocket sized mirror

Another essential is a pocket mirror for checking makeup and hair on the go and this beautiful Disney one is so cute.

Other things I keep in my bag include my epi-pen and allergy medication, my makeup bag and other helpful things such as plasters and hair grips.

What’s your must have in your bag? Tell me in the comments below!

Love Chloe x

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