It’s time for the Chop!!

Spring has sprung and therefore I decided to put myself through a hair-formation! I had rather long hair with an ombre look to it and I really wanted a change. So Last Monday I went to see the lovely Nikki at Toni & Guy York to work her magic.

I explained that I wanted to go shoulder length with some movement and layers and be able to change the parting as I see fit. I didn’t fancy going ombre straight away again but due to the length a tiny bit of blonde is still showing at the end. So here is my Before and After Shots…

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What do you think?

My inspiration came from Lauren Conrad’s new shorter do as well as Lucy Hale from PLL. I really love my hair now and it takes a lot less time to dry. I am in need of some new styling products now so do you have any recommendations for me?

Thanks

Laura x

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Blogging: A Smarter Office

Recently my little blog has been ticking away nicely and I have been working with some absolutely fantastic brands. If you had told me 4 months ago that I would have had over 2600 page views, I would have snorted and laughed (yes snorted, I actually do that occasionally when laughing!) This has meant that I have had to re-think a lot of the ways that I manage the emails coming through from companies, other bloggers and even just twitter notifications sometimes.

I recently spotted a company I had never heard of called 4th Office and applied to use their cloud storage system straight away. I love finding a new system that I think will help save me time and gain some sort of control over my life. It basically acts as your online desk where you can store messages, tasks, documents and also see group messages internally and externally. I have used it to email friends to get some blog feedback about what they want to see from my posts and useful comments they have.

I have been able to gather my messages/emails into handy folders like scheduling which means I can put tasks into the folder with a timescale that reminds me to sort blog posts out for a certain time. They are easy to change and amend to fit around me and not put myself under too much pressure.

I also put my Brand/PR emails into a client folder as part of 4th Office as normally I have agreed to collaborate with them on a post and it means I can keep them all in one place and keep them separate to normal day-to-day emails or junk mail that occasionally sneaks its way through to my normal email address.

I haven’t put the storage system to work properly yet but i have noticed that it can be linked to different community apps like Dropbox sync or google drive sync. This is a fantastic idea for a small business or office so that colleagues or other people can drop information in there to be stored for you all to see.

I have been super impressed with the facility to link it to your social media pages like LinkedIn or Facebook. I don’t have a LinkedIn set up currently but it’s on my agenda and as soon as it’s sorted, I’ll link them up together. Best of all about this platform is that it’s free at entry-level, and since my blog is just me!, I think that counts as entry-level.

How do you all keep your blogging life organised? Have you used 4th Office?

Thanks

Laura x

(the picture source is pinterest)

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My Makeup Wishlist

My Makeup Wishlist

I thought I would do another wish list post this week about my ultimate makeup wish list. I haven’t included anything massively expensive because I am the epitomy of Scottish/Yorkshire and hate spending money! (apologies to anyone out there who is one of those and isn’t tight with money like me!)
I have seen people raving about the Benefit Roller Lash mascara on other blogs and would love to get some for myself to try out. The other product I’ve seen lots of hype about is the New Mac Cosmetics Cinderella collection. I am only just getting into lipsticks etc so I thought this lovely pale pink would be a great start to start a Mac collection.
Have you tried any products you could recommend to me?
Laura x
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