Monday, 10 July 2017

7 Tips To a Great Semester

1. Plan Ahead
At the beginning of the semester it is easy to be organized however throughout the semester we often get unorganized and what was a beautifully planned out planner has turned into notes scribbled for classes and appointments in your planner and some in your phone and some on scrap pieces of paper at the bottom of you bag that you will never find ever again.

2. Keep Active
It is important to get enough exercise and to go outdoors in order to keep your mind clear. I also find when I don't exercise I get jittery and it becomes all I can think about which I know it sounds really weird.

3. Eat Right.
If you eat the right food, you will feel different. Mind clearer and all of that. Seriously though eating right will make you feel better and more focused.

4. Develop goals.
Set goals for yourself at the beginning of the semester and keep yourself accountable to them throughout the semester. This will mean you are more productive and who doesn't love achieving a goal they have set for themselves. It will also mean that you have to stay more organized in order to help accomplish these goals, which is never a bad thing.

5. get to know people in your classes.
I know I rolled my eyes when I wrote this one too. Don't get me wrong in some classes I have friends but other classes honestly I want to go to the class and leave as soon as it's over. If you wait for me outside of class and try and talk to me, I will get away as soon as possible and I will find you creepy (I may or may not be referring to a specific person here). Having people that you not only know but also get along with in class is helpful because if you miss class which happens you have someone there that can take notes for you and also you can study together during exam time.

6. Go to class.
Need I say anything more?

7. Be smart about class readings
You and I both know right now that you aren't going to do the class readings, you might not even buy the text book. However, I recommend that you at least briefly skim over readings and make side notes, because this can be helpful for exams and assignments. I am going to be totally honest I don't think I have ever done a class reading and I have had to discuss some of those readings in class and been given decent grades on those discussions, so trust me it is about being smart with readings.

What are your best school tips? Do you follow any of these?
Let Me Know in The Comments Below.


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Friday, 7 July 2017

The Liebster Award

I was nominated by Beauty Bag Secrets, so make sure you go and check her out. 

The Rules:
Post 11 facts about yourself
Answer the 11 questions your nominator has asked you
Nominate 11 other bloggers
Ask them 11 other questions
Let them know that you’ve nominated them

11 facts about me:


  • I grew up on a farm and loved it but I would never move back
  • I am born on the 25th of April which is ANZAC day in New Zealand and Australia
  • I did ballet for one year when I was younger
  • I played football when I was in school both for club and school
  • I am doing a degree in psychology and politics
  • I was obsessed with South Africa when I was younger (it was a little unhealthy)
  • I have two tattoos
  • I’ve had my nose pierced twice
  • I went to two different high schools
  • I went to a girls only single for two years
  • I am a survivor of sexual assault


Here are the 11 Questions I was asked:

Which beauty product can you not live without?

Lipstick! It can be any lipstick almost any shade.


What is your favourite beauty brand?
This one is hard, it used to be Chanel however because of their animal testing policies. I honestly don't have a favourite beauty brand at the moment.


How often do you post a new blog post?
At least once a week. When i am busy i post once a week however when i am scheduling blog posts normally I post three times a week on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


One piece of blogging advice you think everyone should know?
It takes a lot of time and commitment. You have to love doing it, otherwise, you will loose motivation.


Three post suggestions for anyone who gets writers block.
A list of like anything
Current favourites, I love reading about the things people are currently loving.


If there was one place you could travel to where would you go and why?
LA I am not sure why however recently I have really wanted to go to LA, thinking about planning a trip in the next couple of years.


What is the last thing you bought?
I bought a new palette on Sephora because my contour and highlight palette broke.


What is the strangest food you have ever eaten?
Honestly, I haven't really eaten any really weird foods.


What is at the top of your bucket list?
Run a 12km, the plan is to do this in October.


Heels or flats?
I love heels, but honestly, I wear flats all the time, They are so much easier.


Why did you start blogging?
Mainly, as a creative outlet.

My 11 questions for the nominees:

1. What inspired you to start blogging?
2. What is your favourite Instagram photo?
3. What is your hidden talent?
4. What’s your favourite hotspot?
5. What is your tip for every beginning blogger?
6. What is your ultimate beauty secret?
7. What is your favourite social media channel and why?
8. If you could take one thing to a deserted island, what would it be?
9. What is your favourite city in Belgium, and why?
10. What do you think is the most fun about blogging?
11. What is your favourite (beauty)store?

Here are my 11 nominees, please join me in supporting these unique and wonderful bloggers:


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Wednesday, 5 July 2017

My Current Netflix Addictions



1. 13 Reasons Why
Everyone is obsessed with it. This one was actually really hard to watch as many people have found. Personally, I find my story very similiar to what happened to Hannah. The only major difference being that I survived. Another friend that watched the series also said they found it hard to watch and that they related to one particular character as well. i think what makes the series so much more powerful is that everyone can relate to at least one of the characters in some way.

2. The Lizzie Borden Chronicles
I love series like this. I recently watched the Buzzfeed video on the Borden murders and so when I saw this on Netflix I had to give it a little look. I am on episode 8 and I am loving it.

3. The Keepers
I started this one yesterday but I am super interested by it and am defintiely going to keep watching.

4. Designated Survivor
If you are into politics related shows you'll love this one. The episodes were recently weekly however season 1 has just been compelted and I will definitely be watching season 2 when it comes out.

5. Riverdale
I wasn't actually to interested in this one I got about half way through this season and stoped wathing it until a friend told me to keep watching and holy sh!t I am so glad I did keep watching.

6. The Ranch
This one is more comedy. I've finished watching this one as well however it's great for when you're doing little tasks like cleaning and have it going on in the background.

7. Girlboss
Do I really need to explain why I watch this?

8. Van Helsing
I love a good super natural show, and very much like this one. I finished watching this Season in January when I was flatting with my sister and I can't wait for Season 2.

9. Shooter
Similiar to 'Designated Survivor' although more focused on terror attacks and a man's hunt to prove his innocence.

10.  How I Met Your Mother
A classic I am rewatching from season 1. it is also another one that is great for background noise.

What are your Netflix favourites at the moment? Do you watch any of these?
Let me know in the comments below.


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Lois May Blogger Interview

A while ago I wrote a blog post on my favourite bloggers, this is an interview with Lois May which was featured in that blog post. 


Photo from lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

What made you get into blogging?
I started to follow a lot of blogging and YouTube influencers on Instagram and Twitter, got interested in their content and saw smaller bloggers engaging with this content. I was interested in the blogosphere after being exposed more to it and decided that I wanted to take it up as a hobby. I originally set up a blog during my second year of University but didn’t take it seriously so deleted it. I regret this now as I would love to go back to the blog posts that I wrote. I started to get seriously into blogging at the beginning of my final year studying. I have an interest in the marketing career field as a potential career choice so thought that a blog would help my chances of gaining experience to start off with. I then realized I enjoyed it more as a hobby than a work experience.

In one sentence how would you describe yourself?
I would say that I am people smart, I am quite rational and see two sides to every story, even if I don’t agree with both sides.

In one sentence how would you describe your blog?
My blog is a personal outlook into my life as I deal with content surrounding lifestyle, beauty, dating, relationships health, fitness, wellness and university; this is why I titled my blog LifeAsLoisMay as I knew I wouldn’t stick to one blogging niche.

What is the most interesting blog-related thing you have done/accomplished?
I don’t think that I have accomplished much with my blog at the moment because I have only been blogging for five months. However, off the top of my head I would say that I am most proud and overwhelmed with the amount of positive feedback I got with my ’12 things every bisexual girl hears’ post. It is currently my top viewed blog post and a lot of people who also belong to the LGBTQ+ community have shown it a lot of support and given their personal opinions on the subject matter.

I think that my sexuality content has shown the most personal feedback and shows that my experiences are an accomplishment, allowing me to express myself.

What do you enjoy writing about most on your blog?
I love writing content about sexuality and relationships the most at the moment. Of course some days I will want to do more beauty related content but I enjoy reading sexuality/relationship/dating posts the most and these are what I enjoy writing about.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
I wrote a post about things I wish that I knew before I started blogging and the thing that I wish I knew the most was how much time is taken up by blogging as a hobby. I love blogging and I think that the behind the scenes of blogging comes naturally to me, due to studying marketing and working in media environments, but it just takes a lot of time and effort. I love blogging but I do find that it can be a little overwhelming sometimes with the amount of effort needed to keep on top of it all.

What post are you most proud of?

  • 12 things every bisexual girl hears
  • 30 thoughts students have in their final term of Uni
  • The excitement of a new partner
  • Balancing Blogging and University
  • My love/hate relationship with dating apps
  • What I have learnt from blogging

Where do you see your blog in 5 years’ time?
I have always had basic expectations of where I would be with anything in x amount of years time. Of course, I would love my blog to be read by more viewers and to influence more content creators like they do to me.

When you first started blogging did you see your blog going in the direction it has?
I started my blog thinking that I was going to be a ‘lifestyle blogger’ because that is what I saw a lot of bloggers say that they were. I quickly realized that I wanted to tackle all varieties of topics. I would give someone the advice to not follow the trends of what they think is good but write about what they would want to read.

Do you ever feel anxious about posting certain posts, especially when it comes to your dating posts?
Of course, I have felt anxious about publishing certain blog posts when it comes to my dating life. I think that ones such as the ‘life update #4 | I’ve forgotten how to date’ is all fun and games but the more recent ones where I mention a current partner and my experiences of this relationship is a little overwhelming to publish. I am very private, never mention names or post pictures of partners, even friends for that matter so I am not anxious that I am giving away too much information. I do think that some of the posts may help others though as I think my experiences might give someone the advice they may be looking for.

Lastly, what is the one piece of advice you would give to new bloggers?

As I said a couple of points back I would give someone the advice to not follow the trends of what they think is good but write about what they would want to read. In the early stages of blogging I was thinking of creating posts that were just the trends of other content creators but found that I had ‘writers block’ because I simply didn’t want to write content about those things. I wanted to write about dating, sexuality and life updates. I enjoy reading this content so created my own from personal experiences.
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Monday, 3 July 2017

Nerd About Town Blogger Interview

A little while ago I did a blog post on my three favourite bloggers. This is an interview with Stephanie from 'Nerd about town'.


Photo from www.nerdabouttown.com


What made you get into blogging?
I started blogging in 2013 as a beauty blogger. Even though I had a huge love of fashion, I was still at a stage in my life where I felt incredibly insecure and too scared to post full-length photos of myself.
It wasn’t until I joined the plus size/fat positivity community that I began to find my confidence and self-esteem and finally dress to express myself.
                          
In one sentence how would you describe yourself?
A fat, stylish outspoken trollop from South London.

In one sentence how would you describe your blog?
A clusterfuck of awesome styles, motivational writings, and humour!

What is the most interesting blog-related thing you have done/accomplished?
I recently became an ambassador for Reek Perfume and

Why did you choose fashion as your main niche?
I use fashion as a way to express myself and to also show other plus size ladies that we can wear whatever the hell we want and still look fierce.

Have your posts around self-esteem and body confidence helped yourself (I have definitely found them inspiring)?
Definitely; my posts are the products of epiphanies and lessons I’ve had to learn over the years – any time I feel low or short of confidence, I sometimes go back and re-read old posts!

What is one thing you wish you knew when you first started blogging?
I wish I would have known how competitive it could be. Not specifically me against other people; me against myself. When you have been blogging for as long as I have, you can sometimes put an unnecessary amount of pressure on yourself to have the ‘perfect’ blog and content but at the end of the day, it’s all about being true to yourself – that’s what people respond to.

What post are you most proud of?
I’m a fan of my ‘Black Lives Matter, Especially to Bloggers’ – it’s important for those who have the platform to speak up about important social issues do so.

Where do you see your blog in 5 years’ time?
Hopefully at a place that continually churns out awesome content. In 5 years I would have liked to model for a plus size brand or even have my own capsule collection – that is my dream!

You are gorgeous and have so much confidence, what is one piece of advice you would give to young women who are insecure or have body issues?
Thank you! Recognize that the path to self love is a long and tricky one and you will have good days and bad days. You have to have the belief that you DESERVE to be here. You DESERVE to wear whatever you want to wear and you DESERVE to be treated with the same respect that everyone else deserves. You matter, you are important and you are loved.

Lastly, what is the one piece of advice you would give to new bloggers?

I know that it can be a little intimidating as the sector is saturated with bloggers, but as long as you have passion for what you write about and produce good content, as well as engage with your readers, you will be fine!
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