Blogging in the A/W

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This works out fine in the S/S but nowadays its a bit of  a struggle. Sometimes when I’m heading out its not bright enough and then when I come back its already gone dark. I live in England and these days it’s getting dark by 4pm.

I guess all this really means is that I have to work a little harder and do my best to take advantage of the few bright hours in the day. Lately I haven’t been able to post as many outfit photos as I would like and there have been some awesome outfits you guys have missed out on.

In a couple of months I’m hoping to invest in a camera and tripod (nothing too fancy) as it would mean I can take better quality photos and also I’d be able to take photos outside.

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XO lmg

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November round-up

Happy December 1st!

I don’t have an advent calender this year but I really wanted one of the beauty ones but I don’t have like £60 to spend on something I don’t need so…

Anyway I thought I would begin by doing a summary of the previous month.

Reading

I much prefer reading to watching tv shows or movies and have done since I was little. To be honest though for the 2 years I was at college I didn’t read many books at all,maybe about 5 or 6. A couple of the books I read last month were: The A-List family, Undiscovered gyrl and Sparkle. I’ve also been reading history books about Birmingham which I really love doing. Most of the books I read I get from my local library which is just a short walk away from my house.

2HelpfulGuys

This is the name of a blog I have really enjoyed reading this month. It is written by these 2 guys called Steven and Leroy, they give awesome advice (they really are helpful). When I read their blog posts I’ve really been able to relate to things they’ve written.

Seeking opportunity

I may have the opportunity to do something really cool next year which I’m excited about. It’s one of those once in a life-time opportunities that will change me forever (perhaps that’s slightly dramatic).

Changing my url

Towards the end of last month I began to come up with changes I wanted to make. The biggest one is my blog url but I’m unsure of all the implications. I want to change it to lmg+life and I’ve already came up with what I want the header to look like.

Stephi Lareine

This is another blog I really like. She posts outfits and beauty mostly but she recently did a post worth reading: Blogging and advertising: Are you getting the truth? 

Disco biscuit love

An amazing song by The Jezabels who make amazing songs. Listening to this song always puts me in a good mood

Heidie Makes

So another blogger who may already know about but she posts about a variety of things: beauty, fashion, recipes, fitness and more. She did a weekly series in November called Healthy November and I really enjoyed reading it. Also she takes amazing pictures so you should definitely take a look at her blog.

Mushroom magic

The name of the last nail polish I bought. It is from Poundlands new make-up range (which has surprisingly gotten decent reviews, minus the mascara). I was pleasantly surprised by the quality and I really like the colour (its like dark brown with a hint of purple).

The Lineup

This is the name of my current favourite youtube channel. Its by 2 girls Julia and Maya,they post mostly fashion videos but other stuff too. They have amazing style and the editing is great too.

 

XO lmg

Confliction

“Sometimes the best and worst times of your life can coincide. It is a talent of the soul to discover the joy in pain—-thinking of moments you long for, and knowing you’ll never have them again. The beautiful ghosts of our past haunt us, and yet we still can’t decide if the pain they caused us out weighs the tender moments when they touched our soul. This is the irony of love.”

Shannon L. Alder

I love finding quotes that I can relate too from experiences I have had in my own life. I’ve been through situations that have been both good and bad and it is difficult to come to a solid conclusion of how I feel without dismissing one side.

XO lmg

Why I started blogging daily

Up until July 2014 I didn’t have a blogging schedule, I just fitted it in where I could. I never planned ahead and often found that when I had free time and logged onto WordPress I couldn’t think of what to post.

I follow llymlrs, Seth Godin and Black on black gorg who all blog daily (pretty much). I admired how they managed to come up with something new every day and still maintain great content.

I didn’t ever think it would be something I could do myself though until I read something on Seth Godins blog. Reading his blog posts make me feel motivated and inspired to work hard and challenge myself. I recommend his blog to anyone interested in marketing or if you just want a really cool blog to read.

So when I finished college I decided that I would try out blogging daily for myself in July. It isn’t as difficult as I envisioned it would be and I enjoy it so much that I haven’t stopped since.

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XO lmg

Twitter/Instagram

My everyday face

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A few weeks ago I was reading a blog post on The Beauty Linguist and it was a how much is my face worth tag and she tagged me to do it which was really nice of her.

However I wasn’t sure whether or not to do it because I don’t really wear much makeup but in the end I decided to give it a go.

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 So I begin with Carmex on my lips which costs about £2.

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I then go on to apply liquid eyeliner, I use Collection Fast Stroke eyeliner which costs £2.99. I apply it just as it looks on the piece of paper

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Then to do my brows I use the Collection Eyebrow kit which costs £3.99 and comes with 3 brow powders a double ended brush for application and a clear brow mascara to set your brows in place. I use the darkest powder to fill my brows then the lightest shade to highlight my brow bone, if I can be bothered. I also use the darkest shade for the outer 1/3 of my bottom lash line.

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Then lastly a Rimmel lipstick called Starry Eyed which costs £4.99, I mostly tend to just dab it on as I don’t want the colour on my lips to be too strong.

All together that comes to just under £14

Lastly I apologize for not adding a picture at the end, I did have one but then I had to remove it from the post because I looked…

…not so fantastic!

Thanks for reading

 

XO lmg

Twitter/Instagram

 

I’ve re-made an Instagram account

I had an instagram account and then I deleted it.

A few days ago I re-made an account which I’ll be posting on daily. It won’t be just what you see on my blog in case that’s what you were thinking.

I currently have 1 follower which I think is quite funny…

…for now.

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My name on instagram is lmg_brown

I also have twitter so you can also follow me @lmg_SotL

Click the links above to see my profiles and if you are new to my blog, feel free to leave your links and social media details in the comments.

Thank you for reading!

XO lmg

The Liebster Award

Heyyy,

So last week Laeti who has the blog beyoutofull nominated me for the liebster award which was nice. I’ve been nominated for a couple of awards before but I usually don’t end up doing them because I’m lazy.

Why did you start blogging?

I started this blog as a way to document my life and express myself as I grow up into a young adult.

Describe your personality in 3 words?

Caring, chatty and funny!

3 blog goals

To express, inspire and improve.

Where do you see your blog in a year?

I want to improve my writing and photographs. I’d love to have my own domain and also to have a wider variety of people reading my blog as its currently mostly just other bloggers.

Did you ever consider quitting blogging?

Never.

Favourite makeup brand?

I don’t have a favourite but I quite like Sleek.

Lipstick or foundation?

Lipstick, I don’t use foundation.

What can’t you live without?

My Journal because I’ve been keeping one for over 7 years.

When did you start blogging?

I started in July 2011 but I started this one last year September 1st 2014, yesterday was my 1 year anniversary!!!

Favourite post that you’ve written?

I can’t really choose not because I think they’re all so amazing but because there’s over 200 to choose from.

Reason behind your blog name?

I just chose a name that I thought sounded interesting but also wasn’t related to any specific topic as I knew I’d have wanted to blog about a variety of things.

So that’s it, I’m not going to nominate other bloggers because of all the blogs I read they’ve either done this already or have 200+ followers.

Until next time,

 

XO lmg