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Favourite Bloggers & YouTubers of 2015

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This year I’ve come across some great bloggers and YouTube channels which I thought I would share with you guys – you may even spot your faves or discover someone new to subscribe to!

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Lawson at MTV Live Lockdown

This happened back in April but wasn’t sure if I was allowed to share it as it hadn’t aired yet. But now its on MTV, “Roads” is out and they’ve been on tour….I think I’ve waited long enough to post it now! So, I’ve been a Lawson fan for far too long and always missed any chance to see them perform live because of one reason or the other. So for this to be such an intimate and exclusive show I could actually go to was an incredible opportunity which I thought I’d share with you guys.

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“I Can Explain…”: Overdue Apologies

If you haven’t guessed from the title this is all about how super sorry I am, something I think I say far too often on here.

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The Versatile Blogger Award

Another thank you to Shannon at Shannon Stacey for the nomination, she never fails to tag me in really interesting tags which I really enjoy doing – be sure to check out her fabulous blog!
HOW IT WORKS…
1. Thank the person who gave you this award, and leave a link to their blog.
2. Tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.
3. Select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award.
7 FACTS ABOUT ME:
1. I was born in Cardiff but only stayed for a month after and then moved to Lincolnshire. I have a Welsh birth certificate though so I guess I’m Welsh…?
2. I am obsessed/crazy/in love with Beyoncé that she can and has reduced me to hysterical tears [Note: anyone else clock the Beyoncé references? Nope just me then…cool]
3. I have been fortunate enough to be front row at her show and hold Beyoncé’s hand which made me bawl like an absolute baby
4. I am Nigerian and Brazilian (its a small part on my Mum’s side but it counts and sounds exotic)
5. Absolutely terrified of clowns and I’ve only recently started to overcome my phobia of boats, pins/needles and flying (on a plane not actual flying…I don’t have wings)
6. I went through a phase of being obsessed with anything star print or anything to do with stars purely because my name means star. I still love stars but not to the point I’m wearing everything star print head to toe – and yes that has unfortunately happened (and no there will be no photographic evidence of this posted!)
7. I’m in my second year of uni studying Consumer Behaviour and Marketing and hope to go on a placement year next year.
I nominate the following 15 to do the same:
2. Nicole
5. Milly
7. Jess
9. Buma
10. Fiona
12. Poppy
14. Beth
Thanks again to Shannon for the nomination; thinking of 7 facts about yourself is harder than it sounds but hopefully you guys got to know me somewhat better – hope I’ve not scared you all off haha!
Until next time,
Esther
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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2014

HAPPY NEW YEAR YOU BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE!

So in my previous post I talked about what I was thankful for in 2014 and what I was hoping for in 2015, you can have a read of it here. 2014 was definitely filled with so many memories: seeing Beyoncé for the second time and holding her hand (YES I HELD HER HAND), interned at Boots Head Offices in the summer, started my blog, made some AMAZING friends, met some incredible people, finished and passed my first year at uni, saw Rixton live, road trips, birthdays, parties, and lots of laughter. Of course there were low points but lets not dwell on that. Here are my highlights of 2014, hope you enjoy!

To think there are even more photos on my old phone  and on my Instagram that I can’t get off at the moment just goes to show how camera happy I got this year haha! What were your highlights of 2014? I’ve really enjoyed reading people’s year round up/highlights posts so feel free to comment links to any of these below!

Until next time,

Esther

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LIFESTYLE// Thankful for 2014, hopeful for 2015

Its super weird thinking that its the end of 2014 today, literally feels like about a month or so ago we were all ringing in the new year! Time really does fly by! With this post, I fancy a little bit of a ramble if I’m honest, bit of a reflection, ’cause if NYE isn’t a time to get all deep, rambly and reflective, when is it!?

So new years resolutions: almost everyone seems to attempt to make one up and almost without fail…well they fail to do so. Me personally, I’ve not been big on doing new years resolutions or at least saying them out loud purely because I don’t often stand by it or the usual being it lasts for about a month (day) or two and it all goes out the window.

With this being said, 2014 was the cliché rollercoaster for me with a lot of loop-di-loops (how do you even spell loop-di-loop!?) and I’m actually nothing but thankful for the fact I’ve been through it all and I’m alive and well to see in 2015 (and many more years in the future we pray!). Me and my family like to do this thing where we write or say what we’re thankful for this year and what we hope to see happen/do in the year to come. So I’m gonna do just that!

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award: Answers & Nominations

Hello!

So I was recently nominated for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award by the ever so lovely Shannon – thank you so much, its so nice to know you enjoy reading my blog as I’ve loved reading yours as well! I’ve actually known Shannon since I was quite young from back home and I love reading all her posts to see how she’s getting on (not in a creepy way, promise haha!). Make sure you go check out her blog: Shannon Stacey! (more…)

Liebster Award: Answers & Nominations

Liebster award!

Helloooo!

So I was kindly nominated twice by the lovely bloggers that are The Escapologist’s Daughter (Fiona) and Liv – as a newbie to the blogging world this for sure made me smile so thank you again lovelies for the noms. Super sorry its taken me FOREVER to actually answer them – if you’ve read my last post will understand why its taken so long. Pre-warning, this is gonna be a long post as I’ll be answering both girls set of questions but hopefully my answers make your stay worthwhile!

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Life Update // Where’ve you been?!

Hello hello hello!

I realised my last post was 18 days ago and in reality that doesn’t sound long but on here, it feels like a lifetime ago which is why I thought I should just explain why this is…hence this post!

As some of you may – or may not (awks) – have noticed, I’ve not been blogging or on any social media for some time now. This is due to a lot of things – uni, personal stuff, lack of laptop (loooooonnng story) – but I am now back! YAY.

Now being a 2nd year, moving into a house, looking for jobs, uni work, trying not be a hermit AND applying for my placement year next year, its safe to say its a hectic few weeks which obvs hasn’t left a lot of time for posts and tweets.

I won’t sit here and say I’m gonna be posting at least once a week because lets face it, that’s less than likely gonna happen and I didn’t stick to that anyway (sorry not sorry…but I am sorry). What I will say is that I am still gonna blog and try and participate in Twitter chats still but just not as often and more so when I have the time on my hands. I’m still getting to know my uni workload at the mo, but once I’m a lil more settled, I can incorporate (“regular”) posting into my timetable. (Hopefully this is making some kind of sense, I’m not really sure it did but we’re gonna go with it!).

I have a few posts and ideas that I most definitely* need to get on here asap (i.e. Liebster Award noms – thank you and sorry again guys!) but keep an eye out on here, Bloglovin and Twitter for updates on those! If you guys have any suggestions on some posts you’d like me to do (e.g. make up looks, special occasion style picks, etc), please do feel free to let me know in the comments below or tweet/email/message me (links at the bottom of this post as per usual)! Definitely want to know your input!

Also just a thank you for still being so supportive even though I’ve not been posting for a while now, I was in shock to see I was still getting views and follows! It might be silly to some but it genuinely means so much, so again thank you.

I think that may just be everything I wanted to say, so yeah…hopefully will be on here again soon but if I’m not at least you now know why!

*nothing important, I was just super excited that I managed to spell definitely without spell check for the first time – felt it needed some recognition…

Until next time,

Esther

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HOW TO: 8 Tips on Promoting Your Blog

 

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I’m fairly new still so I’m still learning about the best ways to get my blog out there. Whilst followers, likes and comments aren’t the defining be all and end all of your blog, it is comforting to know someone is reading your posts! During my blogging life so far, I’ve found some little things that have helped to promote my blog and I thought I would share these with you. Hope this helps in someway, enjoy!

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