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Why Blogging Will Always Have a Place Above YouTube

In truth, I have watched YouTube longer than I have been reading blogs and occupying my own combined. However my disinterest in YouTube (with the exception of things like music videos, trailers, snippets of TV talk shows which I guess, technically don’t count) has been growing by the day. If anything, 2017 YouTube was quite the step backwards, at least for me – the shadiness, the slander, the multiple copies…I really could go on. Gone are those days of 2004/05 funny videos (actual funny content) that we could share. Gone are those days of 2008/09 how-to/beauty videos that was simple with no unnecessary drama. Unfiltered, minimal editing (but still effective) with a relatable attitude. Nowadays, I find myself not being able to relate. Is it just me? If you know the YouTube drama that started 2018, then you know. If you don’t know, then maybe do some research (it won’t be hard to find, it really went global and there are response videos all over YouTube too). Apparently there has been other drama too in the beauty …

Happy New Year! + Blogging Goals

I hope everyone enjoyed the holidays! I don’t typically celebrate Christmas (although I do buy gifts for close friends), however it’s a wonderful time of the year to be with the people you love the most, and to close out what can be an exhaustive, yet rewarding, year. Likewise, it’s nice to open the year again with the ones you love too! 😘 I wasn’t really going to do a New Year’s Resolutions post as such however 2017 was such a good year for me blog-wise, that I thought that at least I could make mini-goals in this area. Going forward, I have plans for new and more challenging content. 🙂 I have dropped the idea of New Year’s Resolutions a while ago;  particularly the ‘New Year New Me’ mantra which as soon as it’s January, is bombarded at you online and offline. Instead, I like to keep to making short-term goals in order to reach a bigger goal. I also despise the idea of waiting till New Year to make a goal or to do …

All The Things Blogging & Writing Taught Me

When my blog was re-vamped and re-born circa September 2016 to how it still looks now, I knew that it would be an ongoing development project like no other but I didn’t quite know how it would pan out and what I would gain from it. I just knew that I wanted to share something to someone. Over a year later, I’m happy to speak about this process and how it has really shaped my entire year…and I couldn’t thank you enough as the reader of this now, whether as a stranger or as a friend. (But ultimately, I hope you stay as a friend.) 🙂 One of the first posts that was really popular during this new age was  All The Things Makeup Taught Me (+Story Time) and though unrelated, this is another post following in that same format. Welcome to another instalment to my unintentional ‘All The Things…’ series to round the year off! Blogging taught me that I do actually have an opinion One of the solid memories that I have from high …

you win some, you lose some; and it’s okay because life’s so rich

I don’t normally ‘do life updates’ and wouldn’t as so much call this one either (despite the tag!), but I really want to make this post, so take it as you will. The reason why I wouldn’t exactly call this a life update is because I strongly think everyone’s life is somewhat private and they always retain that right for it to remain so. I always think that bloggers, vloggers and celebrities don’t owe anything to us. That’s not to say they shouldn’t owe it to us for their fame and success – but let’s get real, they really don’t owe their lives to us. As that means feeling sorry rather than being thankful, in which case, you should owe it to yourself. Be thankful.  If you spend your whole life owing it to someone else, particularly if you’re famous and successful so to speak, then…when is it ever going to stop? Probably never. Learn to owe it to yourself: be thankful for the life that you have created for yourself. And if not, it’s okay – work …

Coffee Break: Get To Know Me More

Today I thought I’d do a different post as it’s truly been a while since I sat down and chatted to you all about…well, me. I’ve been posting a lot about beauty and skincare lately and whilst that’s very close to my heart, I want to start chatting about the more important things in life such as self-care, and in the broader spectrum of things, some political issues. I think that’ll be my next instalment for the blog in the new year, but for now, please grab a coffee break with me. 🙂 These are just some facts about me illustrated by some photos I’ve taken myself… I won’t be numbering anything but rather, just let my mind do its thing. Feel free to join in and make your own posts/comments? This isn’t dissimilar to the ‘100 Facts About Me’ tag etc. but there is less restraint I suppose. If you couldn’t tell, I love taking pictures of coffee when I’m at a coffee house – even if it’s just a Starbucks or Costa. Even …