22 goals

I really need to get some more scheduled drafts out, there is so much that I need and want to post about that I am seriously starting to back up, you may have already seen my 22 post all about my birthday and seen that I already have some blog related goals that I haven’t even started on and I have added to the problems already with another 2000 photos and several new lipsticks.

I am not a huge resolution person, my birthday is too early in the new year to stick to a diet and I am too excited for it to stick to anything religiously, so I set myself goals for the new year of age ahead as the year is boring after the holiday season and my birthday.

This year I am going to either be adventurous or stupid and set myself 22.. god help me.

  1. To be more determined
  2. Find solutions to problems
  3. Follow through on goals
  4. To not give up so easily
  5. Stress less
  6. Have a positive outlook for the future
  7. Be more jolly and positive (swear this is the same as #6)
  8. De-clutter everything
  9. Eat better (breakfast crisps are great when you are 18)
  10. Have a proper skincare routine and stick to it
  11. Take up a new hobby
  12. Continue learning Turkish (I can manage an extremely basic conversation now)
  13. Save £1000
  14. Go one month (minimum) without buying new makeup, this will probably be the month Huda or Urban Decay release something
  15. Open up a bit more
  16. Learn something new and actually take a course in it
  17. Give my wardrobe a diet
  18. Engage more with the blogging community
  19. Try and wear less makeup
  20. Find a way to help others more
  21. Learn to cook from more recipes
  22. Actually commit to this list and report back in a years time!

The first seven goals were input from my boyfriend, which is kind of sad – he is definitely the bright and cheery to my miserable and dark yang!

I really hope I can stick to these and then reflect back on them and see how much I have done in a year. It is always a good idea to write down your goals and objectives so that you are more committed to them and they hold a greater meaning to you.

Do you set yourself goals for your new year of age ahead? Let me know in the comments below!

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Day 85- Signs of the Zodiac Nails!

How cool are these nails, have you spotted your zodiac sign? I love every year when we are in Capricorn season as it feels like my time to shine!

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Signs of the Zodiac Nails!

I don’t actually believe in horoscopes and star signs but for some reason I’ve always loved the idea of them. There’s something quite special about having something ‘personal’ (I mean it’s not really) for when you were born. I don’t know about you but I always feel sort of proud of my own star sign!

I’m a Taurus (woo! Shout out to my fellow Taurus people!) so I decided to do a quick google of typical Taurus traits and the same things kept coming up-

Dominant, observant, strong and artistic

I’d say observant and artistic are probably true but not so sure about dominant and strong. I’m your pretty classic introvert and if we’re talking physical strength I genuinely struggle to pick up a water jug at the kitchen table…

What about you? Do your star sign’s traits match your personality?

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50+ Beauty & Lifestyle Blog Ideas

First post of 2018 and although it isn’t mine, I think these are very useful post ideas. Thank you Chante and happy new year!

Simply Chanté Blog

A happy and wonderful NEW YEAR to all of you reading this!

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As we begin the new year I thought why not compile a list of beauty and lifestyle blog ideas. This is the kind of post that could come in handy when you’re stuck in a runt or if you’re planning on starting a blog.

Honestly, the sky is the limit you can blog about anything and everything. Your blog is a personal extension of you so go for it!

I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone who has read a simple word on this blog or watch a single second of my YouTube videos. I cannot tell you how much your support and feedback means to me.

Without further ado!

  1. Review products
  2. Review a film
  3. Review a book
  4. Review a dish from a restaurant
  5. Review a service
  6. Seasonal Favourites (Summer, Spring, Autumn, Winter)

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5 Ways To Increase Your Blog Traffic!

Sharing some useful wisdom from the lovely Huda Pervez with 5 ways to increase your blog traffic, check out her page she is honestly such a sweet person! Hope you have a brilliant 2018 darling x

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Increased blog traffic is one of the many ways to make your blog successful and  as bloggers, we want the content we put so much effort and hard work into, to be viewed and appreciated by as many people as possible. I will be sharing you all some of the ways that have personally helped me to increase the traffic on my blog tremendously and hopefully these can help you too!

Social Media

No matter how good your content is, if you are not promoting it through social media it might as well not exist. Promoting your blog takes time and effort but it is so worth it in the end. The best social media for promoting your blog in my opinion is Twitter and i kid you not, my views have literally doubled since i’ve started using it. Instagram is good too. Although i don’t get as much direct…

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Seasonal Depression

The holiday season can take its toll on your mental health, for more advice and help if you are living in the UK check out this helpful NHS Choices page with mental health helplines. Check out this really useful article with some great tips on helping you cope with the season.

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As you experience the changes of seasons from summer to fall and later winter, this is usually the time when our emotions take a shift as well. If you’re like me, it is usually during the times of when it starts colder that it translates to my wellbeing. Seasonal depression, commonly referred to as Seasonal Active Disorder (SAD), is just as important as depression and it is something that needs to be taken seriously. If you’re not sure you  have or experienced seasonal depression, according Mayo Clinic these are the common symptoms that follow

  • Severe depression
  • Changes in apetite 
  • Heightened sensitivity
  • Oversleeping
  • Low energy

Especially during the holidays, its very easy to slip in to the cycle of sadness for various reasons. You may see others who are happy with their friends and family during Thanksgiving or Christmas and it reminds you of an aspect that you lack in your…

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Blogmas 2017: Day 17 – Dear Santa

So I thought this would be a fun idea, albeit a week before Christmas Eve but I suppose you should get your letter in early to make sure that you get your wishes! Today I am writing a letter to Santa, thank you for the ideas Naomi Doll you have been my saviour and restored my inspiration in this years Blogmas.

Dear Santa,

My name is Leilani and I am 21 years and 10 months old. I have been a very good girl this year about 95% of the time. I hope you, Mrs Claus and the Reindeer are well in addition to this I hope your Elves are well and that they are being paid the living wage as this is 2017 and no one should be living in poverty.
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