Thursday, 8 March 2018

Blogging Goals

So I wrote these in January, and it is now March. You could say I'm late or missed the boat with the whole "Goals/Blogging Goals of 2018. I just say... *insert some cool comeback that I just can't think of right now.* But I'm here now, taking them from paper to blog and showing them to you.

1. Post more consistently.
This was the first goal that I thought of and the most important one that I wanted to achieve, last year I was very erratic with my posting schedule, and hence why I haven't started posting until now. I wanted to make sure that I had my s*it together (as much as I could possibly have it together) where I knew that I had a few blog post ideas to take me through at least a couple of months. Now I do, so now I'm posting.

2. Update my Blog layout and design.
To put it bluntly, I am not happy with the aesthetics of my blog. I want it to be pretty, clean lines and minimalist. But I just don't feel like my blog is like that. I don't feel like I can customise my blog the way I want it; I don't know whether that's because I'm on Blogspot and don't have my own domain or whether it's simply because I don't have a clue what I'm doing... Anyway, I have tried to update my blog in little ways, I want it to have a complete makeover though. Should I move over to Wordpress? Or buy my own domain? I would love any opinions and suggestions!

3. Purchase my own domain.
I touched on purchasing a domain in my last point, it's something that I would really love to do, to be .com rather than At the moment though it is not n option, my financial priorities do not have room for blog domain funds. Maybe later on in the year I hope I can consider it.

4. Improve the quality of my Blog photos and written content.
I see so many blogs that have amazing pictures, and I get so down about the fact that I just can't seem to take the same quality photos, I don't know what it is. Maybe it's the angle, or the light, or maybe that I don't have a really good expensive camera. I am really trying to get better at flatlays etc, it'll just take time though.

5. Be more active on Social Media
So again I can be a bit erratic with my presence on social media, if I think of something to tweet that isn't blog related, I just end up convincing myself that no one really wants to know, I don't need to tweet it, so I don't. I want to get involved with blogger chats again (do they still happen?!) and chat with other bloggers.

Do you have any blogging goals for the year? Have you achieved any yet? I'd love to know!

Sophie X

Monday, 5 March 2018

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Mother's Day has come around again in the UK, if there are any of you who are unaware Mother's Day is on Sunday 11th March, so there is still time to get the perfect gift for your mum. I love Mother's day, it's a great opportunity to say a big thank you to someone who taught you everything you know now. I've put together a little gift guide to give some inspiration to surprise your mum this Mothering Sunday.

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Lush Wishlist | Blogmas Day 3

3 days in and I’ve managed another post, go me! Today is a Lush Wishlist with all the Christmas themed products that I would love to try. Lush is one of the best shops to go in anyway, but at Christmas time I get even more excited about the range of Christmassy items.

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Christmas Playlist | Blogmas Day 2

It’s time for Blogmas day 2 with my playlist for Christmas to help get you into the festive mood even more. Listen to them while you’re not watching the Christmas Movies from yesterday’s blog post - 5 Christmas Movies. Or whilst you’re wrapping Christmas gifts you have bought (keep your eyes peeled for my Christmas gift guides coming later on in the week) or just chilling out with family.

Friday, 1 December 2017

5 Christmas Films To Watch | Blogmas Day 1

Happy 1st of December! And a happy first day of Blogmas! I kept it pretty quiet that I was attempting to do Blogmas, I knew I wanted to do it but I wasn't sure whether I would be able to pull it off or not. I mean here I am at 7am typing up this blog post for the FIRST day of Blogmas, it's only the first day and I am already incredibly unorganised, so who knows how this will end up. I am going to stay positive and enjoy it because that's what it's all about, getting into the festive spirit and posting content that you're happy with whether that be every day, every other day or just a few times a week, it's all up to how YOU feel and what you want to do on your blog.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Beauty Advent Calendars - Over £50

On Friday I posted my Beauty Advent Calendars Under £50.00 if you haven't read it yet you can check it out here. Most of the advent calendars on the market are over £50 and I found this post very difficult having to choose just five as there are so many nice ones and I would be happy to have any of them to be honest.

Friday, 17 November 2017

My Top 5 Beauty Advent Calendars - Under £50

I have been hunting the internet for this year's Beauty Advent Calendars, this is one of my favourite blog posts to do, I can dream about which advent calendars I would buy if I had an endless pot of money. I found it really hard to pick out a selected number of advent calendars as a lot of brands are stepping up their game with designs and products. So I thought it was best to split the blog posts into two with two different price ranges, in this post I have chosen 5 calendars under £50, which, won't come as a surprise, wasn't really too difficult to pick out as pretty much all the advent calendars are over £50, so my choice wasn't as varied.