It’s Giveaway Time!

A few weeks ago I tweeted that I would run a little giveaway if I hit 150 followers on Bloglovin. Well a little late to the party I know, but here it is…

It’s a UK only giveaway as a way to Thank all my lovely followers and readers.

The giveaway will run for 2 weeks and the winner picked at Random.

I will then contact the winner to arrange delivery.

Hope you like my little giveaway, which you can enter by clicking the link under the picture and here is what the prize looks like 🙂

Laura x

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Beauty Bundle Giveaway

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Defining Your own Success

The title may appear a bit vague but I really wanted to write a post about success and how to measure it. This isn’t success in your blogging or posting but I feel it’s important to talk about success in your life or career. I have a had a few up and down weeks recently with lots of things going on which has made me doubt myself or moves I have made in my career. Now it has all calmed down and I had some brilliant news in regards to a promotion, I wanted to share some thoughts with you all.

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I am 24 and work for a very large company and have done so for just over 5 years now. When I started at 19 I wasn’t sure what my direction would be or whether I would still be there after 12 months etc. In my head I thought it would be short term to earn some money then go onto University. Needless to say that idea soon disappeared! I have moved up in my positions within the company and am now moving onto a role that will give me a stepping stone for the future and a lot of valuable experience. Some of you will be thinking “How can she think that’s not success?” or “She’s done really well!” and I will agree that this has finally sunk in with me recently.

I have taken some time to think about where I want to go in my career recently and have become really headstrong about the path I want and things I am going to do over the next 12 months to get moving up that career ladder. It’s hard to not get down about things and having interviews where the end result is a big fat NO! If I can say anything it would be to use every experience to your advantage and take in all the feedback they give you. I have worked so hard over the last 6 months to improve how I come across in interviews and how to impress people who have never met you before. My boyfriend is a huge support and is always right behind me helping me before interviews and cheering me on. He is really career focused as well which I think may have rubbed off on me now.

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My sound advice after having plenty of interviews and rejections and not feeling like I was getting anywhere, is “Don’t let it get you down!” Inside of you somewhere is what they are looking for and you just need to have that belief that one day you will be where you want. Accept what people tell you and feedback as they aren’t saying it for the sake of it and it will be a benefit.

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Have any of you had any sound career advice that you can share with me?

Thanks

Laura x

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My Mascara Collection

You may have seen my post about Frugal February earlier this month, and after writing it I wanted to try and stop spending for the sake of spending for the next couple of months. It made me realise that I have a fairly large collection of products whether its shampoo, makeup, hair stuff etc. I am going to be doing a regular segment about my products until I use them up and can write about the empties and review them.

I am starting with my Mascara’s first and in this collection I own 5! Just 5 you say?! I’m sure plenty of you out there own more than that but for me this is quite excessive. Normally I have 1 or 2 on the go but this has gone crazy as I have received a freebie to try and also won a competition for one.

In my collection I own:

Maybelline Falsies

W7 Flirty Eyes

Bourjois Volume Glamour Max Holidays

Rimmel Kate

Soap & Glory Thick & Fast

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My aim is to use all of these mascara’s equally over the next month or so and try and use them up. Naturally if I don’t like a product I won’t force myself to keep using it and when I post my findings I will write an honest review. All the mascara’s have completely different brushes and consistencies so it will be interesting to see what happens. I am going to try and photograph each mascara on my lashes so you can all see the results and it might urge you to go out and buy one.

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Has anyone else tried out a challenge like this?

Thanks

Laura x

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