You might have noticed that I didn’t upload a post yesterday, this was because I was absolutely exhausted. Being in bad need of sleep isn’t healthy and can really wear you down if you go for long periods of time without sufficient sleep. In our busy lives it’s easy to forget that we need to take time to wind down and catch up on our beauty sleep so I thought I’d create a self-care style post reminding you that you need to get around eight hours of sleep each night to perform to the best of your ability.
Going without sleep can cause a lack of focus, irritability and in general, a lack of enjoyment for life. Physically, it’s not good for your body, but also socially, it impacts your relationships as being super tired can force you to act in a way that isn’t like you.
So how do I insure I get a good night’s sleep?
One of the main things that ensures a good night’s sleep is making sure that you’re relaxed before getting into bed. Try turning off electronics before you begin to settle down, get all of your work/homework sorted before you’re getting ready for bed and spend some time doing breathing exercises so that your whole body is relaxed and your mind is peaceful.
How do you make sure you get a good night’s sleep?
Love Chloe x
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First of all, can we just appreciate that pun in the post title? Soap & Glory product names are more than often puns or a play on words so I thought I’d channel that idea and create my own, so there you go.
My skin has been very tired and dehydrated recently, so when I saw that this face mask was perfect for dull and lacklustre skin I was very excited. It was just what I needed to get my skin back on track.
‘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
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
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.
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!
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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