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August Goals

Hi guys!

I’ve completed my first month of blogging! While I didn’t post as much as I would have liked, I learned new things about blogging and can’t wait to put them into practice.

Moving on, August is finally here and that means 2 things:

  1. Summer is well and truly here but also, autumn is close and it’s almost time for dark nights and cosy jumpers.
  2. My birthday is this month, I turn 23 on the 28th and I’m gonna PARTAAAY (read: eat food and watch Netflix with my dogs)

I thought I would start the month off right by setting a few goals for myself. A good way to know that you’re still moving forward even on a bad day, is to set goals for you to see your progress. For you to see that you’re not wasting your time and your efforts are worth it. Here are a few of mine:

Post 3-4 times a week

I originally wanted to do a blog-post-a-day challenge but I gathered I’m not experienced enough for this (the future, maybe?!) So now the plan is to post every other day, that way I have enough time to produce good content and really get into the swing of blogging.

Hit over 150 views on my blog and 20 followers

My blog is still relatively small, and by small I mean, tiny. Hopefully, this is a realistic goal that I can reach. Goals, no matter how small, are still goals and each one should be celebrated. So, that’s my blog goal for this month!

Improve my photography skills

Photography is something I’m still coming to grips with, I have recently bought a few things like phone lenses, a light reflector etc. that will help me create the best photos that I can, with practice of course.

Learn how to create a halo smokey eye

My makeup challenge this month is to finally crack the halo smokey eye! Since it’s my birthday at the end of the month, I’m going to be celebrating in some way and I’d like to wear this look and be #servinglewks.

 

So that’s it! Those are my goals this month, what are your goals for August? Are you planning on learning something new, or something simple such as taking a walk everyday? Let me know in the comments below!

Love, Beth x

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July Birchbox Subscription Unboxing: First Impressions

Hi guys!

So, subscription boxes are everywhere it seems. Whether it’s beauty, grooming or even clothing, there’s a subscription for everything. Beauty boxes are ideal for new makeup artists to help build their kit, but also for beauty collectors like us. Birchbox advertises their boxes for Β£10 a month, which is one of the cheaper boxes on the market, however, Birchbox is very highly rated.

My box arrived this month and it was a super cute, pastel pink and yellow watercolour box. Inside, I had the usual 5 products which were a mixture of full-sized and luxe size. I received two makeup pieces this month, both of them were full sized.

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  1. The first product was an eyeshadow/blush by Manna Kadar Beauty, this is a gorgeous deep peach colour which swatched beautifully. It’s a little bit too dark for my skin tone however it would look beautiful on someone with a deeper skin tone. It also has a slight shimmer to it, with some MAC Fix+ this would look stunning on the eye!
  2. The next makeup product I got was an Eyeko London Fat Eye Stick in ‘Satin’. Now, I don’t usually use cream or stick shadows so I’m always apprehensive about trying these out. When I swatched this initially it looks really pretty, a metallic taupe with lots of pigment and shimmer. However, once I blended this in, I lost a lot of the pigment which is a shame but I’m guessing you can build up the pigment again.
  3. Moving onto skincare, I received the What’s in it for me..? Shower Scrub. This was a luxe sized exfoliant, and oh my god it smells amazing! It has a sweet orange and jasmine scent which is really fresh and perfect for this time of year.
  4. Next in my box was the Balance Me Congested Skin Serum, this was rated 4+ stars on Birchbox’s website so I was super excited when this arrived. It is ideal for blemishes, breakouts or breakout prone skin. The serum works to balance skin and refine your pores. Skincare is something I want to do more, I have a super basic skincare routine and would love to branch out. Subscription boxes are a perfect way to test different things out and work out which product works for you.
  5. The last thing in my box was the BeautyPro Under Eye Mask. This mask is a hydrogel patch with marine collagen, infused with soothing green tea, aloe vera and vitamins A and E, it is designed to leave you bright-eyed and de-puffed. I live for sheet masks so I’m excited to test this out.

I am definitely pleased with my box this month, however, if I wish I could have been sent more makeup products but I can’t really complain with what I received. I can’t wait to see what I get next month.

If you could make your own subscription box, what would be in it? Comment down below!

Love, Beth xx

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