The Career Tag

If you follow me on Instagram or Twitter you may have noticed this week that I have put pictures of good luck cards and flowers on there. You may have guessed that I have changed jobs this week and started a new and exciting role!

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I’m not a big talker in regards to what I do for a living as I work for a huge company that some either will love or hate but what can you do? I have worked for the company for 5.5 years which at the age of 19, I don’t think I could have seen myself still there.

I work in a customer facing job and am on the front line facing the public. I have been working towards a new job role for the last 12 months and have been to 7 (YES 7) different interviews to try to progress. Now the only thing I can say to this is I am persistent haha! Each and every interview had its ups and downs but it only made me more determined to get the role I wanted. I have been training to be a Manager and finally 2.5 weeks ago I was offered a Junior Manager position! How amazing. It’s a secondment opportunity for the next 11 months to cover maternity leave but I am absolutely thrilled to get the chance to do it finally.

My aim is to use this experience to get my next role so that in 11 months, I don’t need to go back to my old role. As much as I loved my old role and the team I worked with, I am embracing a change and ready to move on up that career ladder. I am 24 so I still have time to progress but I have set myself my own personal deadlines to achieve these things and I don’t give up easily.

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I will be keeping you up-to-date over the year with my progress and seeing where this new role takes me, and maybe one day I will let you know a bit more about my job.

Have any of you achieved a job that is a stepping stone to something greater?

Laura x

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My Mascara Collection: the results

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about My Mascara Collection and how I am trying to use up all my various products etc before buying any new ones. It’s a way to clear some space in my storage and also spend less money hopefully. I wrote that I would do a post about the results of each mascara and which 1 was my current favourite to use, so here are the results. Please excuse my unruly eyebrows, they seemed to go insane as the pictures went on.

First up, the naked eye…

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Next we have the lashes using W7 Flirty eyes mascara…

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Then I used the Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Holidays mascara…

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Next up is the Rimmel Kate mascara…

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Using Maybelline Falsies mascara…

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And lastly the Soap & Glory Thick & fast mascara…

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I will admit it is quite hard to pick a favourite as they all come out quite differently. I would probably use the Maybelline or the Bourjois for a night out or meal etc. I have been using the W7 for day-to-day wear but I might start using the Soap & glory mascara instead as I love the results. Hope you have enjoyed reading this little results post.

Thanks

Laura x

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Insta Natural Vitamin C Serum

You all know I am a lover of a new skin care product or trying something different. I am a bit fussy with the types of product I use and try not to overload on products in one go. Recently I have been lucky enough to receive lots of new skin care goodies to try out and test but I have had to do them in phases as not to freak my face out!! I received the following product in exchange for an honest review.

This time I have been trying out the Insta Natural Vitamin C Serum which on the bottle states is for Ultimate Youth & beauty. I have been trying to be healthier lately and have been taking regular vitamins as well as doing more exercise and this fit right in with the new me regime I have been doing. I have been using the serum every other day as part of my skin care routine and only using a few drops at a time as the consistency doesn’t mean you need much. I have been mainly using it on my neck and face to see if it makes me more youthful. (Yes I know I’m only 24 but you can never be too pro-active with these things!)

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The main thing I was impressed with is the smell of the serum. I won’t lie, I didn’t know what to expect scent wise but I guess I should have assumed Vitamin C would imply Oranges! The scent is a lovely orange but not too overpowering which is good as too much of it would have been horrendous. I have found that the serum has made my skin lovely and soft without leaving a coating or feeling too thick which is good. I would definitely buy this product again.

Overall I have been really impressed with this serum and would recommend any of the Insta Natural products. They do a huge range of serums, cleansers, supplements and much more. I would like to thank the lovely people at Insta Natural for sending me this product to review and I have loved trying it out.

Thanks

Laura x

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