Sunday, 27 December 2015

Reflecting and goals for 2016

This post would have been up sooner but I’m currently experiencing some problems with my internet.





I thought since its he start of the new year i would look back and reflect on my blogging experience so far and also note down a few goals for 2016.

Firstly, its crazy how fast these two year have gone by… my 2nd blogiversary was on the 5th December and who would have thought in those two years i would have gotten to achieve and experience some amazing  things and opportunities. (not me thats for sure)

I originally started this blog because i was (and still kind of am) going though some personal problems and i’ve always loved fashion and blogging so i finally decided to give it a go, i always thought i wouldn’t still at it to be honest with you. 

PHOTOGRAPHY AND SKILLS

I am incredibly thankful for the fact that I’ve been given the opportunities to work with some amazing and various beauty and fashion brands in these two years. Which don’t get me wrong is fantastic, however the main reason for this blog was for me to document my style development through the years (which i feel has come a long way) Lets taks some trips down memory lane... Here is the first outfit post i ever posted….

POST: Clueless inspired outfit LINK



And then i upgraded to a snazzier camera (obviously didn't have a clue how to work it)

POST: Topshop OOTD LINK



Then i braved it and decided to start taking my blog photos outside which believe me is one of my biggest achievements on this blog as going from having no confidence to awkwardly standing in front of a camera and trying to look natural or even pose is very hard to do…


POST: Little White Dress LINK


To this…. finally plucking up the courage to go out the front of house (how cringe) and take the photos, obviously having the camera on a self timer is hard as i never know whether the picture will come out correctly, but in my eyes I’ve improved just a tad…

POST: White jeans and knee high boots LINK 



Style development

I can honestly see a huge difference in my style, as a 19 year old I’m still learning about what i like and don’t like, i mean i use my blog as a way of gathering feedback from people to get a second opinion from someone other than my family and friends… which i am thankful for!! I also like finding little hidden treasured shops that are perfect for my petite frame that i never even knew existed and sharing them on my blog. This might sound sad but i sometimes scroll through right back to my first ever posts to see just how much ive changed both within my writing style and my fashion sense.


Goals for 2016

  • Firstly, i would love to perhaps do a photography course to help me get better at photography of course! But also to go to different paces to take my photos as well that would just be wicked!
  • I’d love to get more involved in the bogging community, sadly i haven’t made any blogger friends or met any other bloggers so it would really awesome to meet some new people!
  • Get more involved in my youtube channel! I mean lets be honest I’m as awkward as a turtle in my videos, so id love to stick at youtube more... so maybe one video a week or two videos a month? www.youtube.come/user/alessandramcgovern
  • Try and save money, i mean as a strong lover of shopping i know i say this every year but id love to stop spending whilst also continuing to post outfits, i know i do alot of recycling of my clothes anyway but i have noticed that sometimes i buy clothes just for the sake of it. Which needs to stop.
  • Say yes to more things  (within reason of course) i tend to miss out on opportunities because I’m afraid of what others might think (which i know is personal to me) but a lady at work has told me that she regrets not taking opportunities hat came her way and has told me that shed hate for it to be the same for me.. so basically be more confident and less procrastinating.
  • STICK TO AN UPLOADING SCHEDULE - i want to post more frequently so i need to stop procrastinating as well and get more motivated.
So thats it i think, i know a boring post but id love to look at this post this time next year and see whether i managed to achieve any of these goals.



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Do you have any goals for 2016 or in general?
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Saturday, 9 May 2015

Beauty Hacks #1

 

I tried to be artsy with the picture, but it was a bit of a fail... anyhow, this is my 100th blog post! and since I haven't had time to take any outfit posts, I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite beauty hacks.

1. Now I'm sure most of us are guilty of this buying an incredible amount of different mascaras all the time, however if like me you are trying to start cutting down on expenses one way you can save money on replacing dried up mascara is to revive your old mascara with salty water. By adding a few drops of salt water helps to wet the dried up mascara again and give it a new life.

2. Another one for me is that my hair has gone through stages of being extremely damaged and especially as I  blow dry my hair even with heat protecting sprays it can still get damaged and dry. One way to avoid this is to dry your hair with a t-shirt. By drying your hair with a t-shirt means that your hair wont get bruised and it is much more absorbent.

3. Ever get spots? Inflammations, redness or puss? I mean using spot sticks and concealer can help reduce the redness and hid spots but also another tip is to use full fat yoghurts to treat them. The yoghurt helps to reduce redness, inflammations and puss because of the fat in the yoghurts.

4. I also suffer from dry lips quite often since I am constantly applying lip balm, however if I don't because of me constantly using the lip balms,  it means that in order for my lips to stay nourished I need to keep on applying it every day. One way to keep your lips moisturised is by using a damp teabag to healing dry and crack lips.

5. My lips are pathetic literally have no plump or pout to them what so ever, but instead of getting fillers to plump them up you can quite easily mix one of your lipglosses with some peppermint oil.

6. I am also guilty of wearing my foundation on my clothes and on the carpet more than my face sometimes, one way of removing foundation stains is spray some shaving cream or foam onto the stain to remove it.

Have you tired any of these?

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Sunday, 5 April 2015

Adidas Lite Racer Shoes review

Adidas Lite Racer Shoes - Adidas*
So today I am going to be reviewing these Adidas Trainers.  I honestly cant explain how comfy they are, I normally have to wear all my shoes and trainers with socks but with these I don't need to. They are so light on my feet that sometimes I forget that i'm actually wearing them. I would defiantly recommend them to you if you're looking for some running shoes as nobody wants to feel uncomfortable whilst your exercising and these are by far the comfiest shoes I now own. They also to me anyway feel like they let my feet breathe, its hard to explain what I mean by this but basically my feet don't feel stuck in the trainers like they do in others that I have owned.

However, its not just about the shoes themselves. I think another great value is the colour and style of the shoes. I love the brightness if the purple, especially since its not luminous but it still stands out. I haven't got another pair of purple shoes and probably wouldn't off as they could be hard to match with things. I also love the look of the shoes, obviously they have to be appealing and I think they are. I love the black strips that have been added on.

What are your favourite pair of shoes?
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