A Serious Post About Blogging

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I don't really know how to start this because it's quite hard to be honest, not just with you, but with myself. It's a subject that for the last year or so has been a bit of a sore subject for me. I started this blogging thing as a casual hobby, something to get me through University. It was something I enjoyed whole-heartedly, I used to rush home from work or from my classes with a bag full of Superdrug's finest makeup products and I'd sit down for hours and hours of blog post writing and social networking with people I considered my equals. I suppose when I started blogging it was an easier time for me - no real commitments, very few friends. Blogging quickly became a job for me, but a job I loved - one where I got to work with some of the greatest of beauty companies. I got to work with my online best friends and I was honestly so, so happy with the blogging community for around 2-3 years.  

Over the last year I have honestly become disheartened with blogging. For those who have been with me since the start, you'll know that I used to blog daily - these days it's hard for me to even write more than five posts a month. I feel lost within a community which at one point I felt wanted me there. But now I can't help but feel like I no longer belong here. Friends who started blogging around the same time as me, have far surpassed me - their blogs becoming more and more popular whilst I allowed my flame to flicker out. My brain registering competition, but not wanting to bother. It should never feel like a competition. If you are doing this for that reason, you're doing it all wrong. 

I wish I knew how to fix it. I wish I knew how to get my blogging mojo back, but no matter what I do and however hard I try, my fingers just don't want to type. It's not even like I don't care about what I write about anymore, because I do. I'm still just as into beauty products, and I'm still keeping up to date with trends. But my desire to report it has gone - after all, what's the point of putting your opinion out there if you feel like nobody will read it anyway? 

At this moment in time, I feel like I have exhausted all of my outputs and I think that I am probably going to take a long break from blogging. Hopefully, one day, something will make me change my mind and I can get back to where I was just over a year ago.

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Adidas Superstars

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For my 24th birthday (oh lordy I am getting old) I asked my wonderful boyfriend Kieron to get me some Adidas Superstars. My obsession with these trainers had gotten out of hand, I was googling photographs and pinning pictures on Instagram for weeks before I knew I was actually going to receive them. 

Adidas Superstars have been around for ages. You might remember them (like I do) from the 90s. If you grew up in the 90s someone you knew would definitely of worn these at one point - in fact I think even my big sister had some at one point. Recently they've become big again due to Pharrell Williams and his collab which has brought Superstars back into the fashion spotlight. 

I really think that these trainers are so versatile, you can wear them with pretty much anything! I like to style mine with ripped jeans and a plain t-shirt for a casual, relaxed look. They look so bad-ass.

What do you think? Do you like Adidas Superstars and the recent 90s trend as much as I do? 

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Story Time - I Crashed My Car!

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NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream

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“It’s not lipstick, nor is it gloss. It’s nothing like you’ve experienced before. It’s lipstick cream that goes on silky but looks soft matte.” – NYX

If I had to choose only one lip product to use for the rest of my whole, entire life I would without a shadow of a doubt pick NYX's Soft Matte Lip Cream. I cannot explain properly just how amazing they are, but I need you to trust me in this. These are legitimately one of the greatest lip products in the world. 

You might have seen my youtube video where I talk about these products a bit but if not, basically, NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams are a liquid lipstick that glide on like silk but dry with a gorgeous matte finish. 

This product is packaged much like a standard lip-gloss except the applicator is quite a bit smaller and a lot more precise. It has a gorgeous creamy but matte finish when initially applied, but after 5/10 minutes the lip-cream dries and becomes fully matte. The colour almost stains the lips and looks so natural even when wearing darker shades. My only problem with this product is that it does take it's time drying, but once it has finally dried it does not budge. It doesn't smear or stain on your skin, and it stays in place for such a long time. Usually I have to reapply after 3 or 4 hours, depending on whether I've been eating/drinking. 

My favourite part of these lip-creams is the colours and how bright they are. There is so, so much pigmentation in them and they look absolutely stunning on. I have three shades; Amsterdam, Zurich and Copenhagen and I have to say that Copenhagen is my favourite - I cannot explain to you how stunning this purple shade is. It looks amazing on, and is a must have for Autumn. 

Overall I adore NYX's Soft Matte Lip Creams and I will definitely be purchasing the whole collection (eventually). I am lipstick obsessed, but these are just a thousand times better than an average lipstick! Plus they are super cheap as well, as NYX is a drugstore brand. I believe they were only around £8 each. Bargain.

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