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1 YEAR OF BLOGGING!

I did it, a whole year of blogging! I'm so glad that I stuck at it because I enjoy it so much and can't believe how much progress I've made with it all. Not only that, but I've connected to so many people all around the world which is just amazing, I can't wait to see what the next year working on my blog brings! Anyway, here is a sum up of my blogging journey so far.

What I've achieved
- Just over 50 posts which is equal to roughly 1 per week, and I'm definitely pleased with that! I started off slow and could have probably done a lot more but at least I've got something to work towards! - Hit 1.5k+ followers on my blog Twitter account and also had 30.5k impressions in my best month - Reached 200+ followers on my blog Instagram account after starting to properly use it in May - Had 2562 viewers on Pinterest in one day and an average of around 1000 - Over 9000 pageviews, the fact that I'm on the way to 10,000 blows my mind! - Worked with some brands …

APRIL MONTHLY FAVOURITES

I honestly can't believe it is May already! It does not feel like it has been a year since my starting the exam season for my A Levels, good luck to everyone starting any exams by the way! Anyway, April went by pretty quickly and the weather was all over the place, however like always there were definitely some things I enjoyed through the month!

Spring Photography - The weather has certainly been all over the place however we had some really lovely days at the end of April and I managed to get out and about to enjoy it! I love taking photos and my hometown has some gorgeous spots so I couldn't resist going on an evening walk, I really hope I can build up a nice collection of photos in the coming months!

Fashion - Anyone that knows me will tell you that I have a large collection of striped tops in my wardrobe. At this time of the year when the weather is a bit warmer, a striped t-shirt is a staple for me, they're so simple but can add a bit of interest to a plain outfit and pretty timeless as they're often fashion! Even though I have plenty, I'm always drawn to tops with stripes - there are still colours I don't have! 

App - I've talked about BuzzFeed a few times on my blog but haven't ever put it in my favourites and since it's one of my most used Apps I thought I had to! Personally, my favourite thing to do on there are the quizzes, they're so random but are a bit of fun! I also enjoy the recipes, life tips and just random videos or posts about trending topics they have on there but there are tonnes of other sections too! If you're looking for an app that will help to pass some time (okay maybe hours) then the BuzzFeed app is your new best friend. 

Movie - Admittedly this is only very recent but hey it was in April so I had to include it! I went to the cinema to see Avengers: Infinity War with my boyfriend and one of his friends on the day it came out and like a lot of people I was left with a lot of questions! It was a brilliant film, I do enjoy a good action movie and I have to say that most of my favourite superheroes are part of the MCU so I always enjoy seeing them together. Thanos is an excellent villain and I really enjoyed the whole plot of the movie with the infinity stones, I'm fascinated by the Time stone and was so glad that Doctor Strange was a part of it! There is definitely a good mix of comedy, action and some darker bits, including the confusing but intriguing ending but overall I really enjoyed it and can't wait for the sequel!



Food - As it was Easter during April I enjoyed a lot of chocolate through the month, one of my favourites around that time of the year is the classic Creme Egg. I always look forward to seeing them back on the shelves and despite them getting smaller and smaller, they're still a firm favourite of mine! I've actually done really well and still have some Easter Eggs left, how I don't know but I'm glad I currently have a constant supply of chocolate when I need it! I've also been obsessed with having 'chips and dip' or more specifically Doritos and salsa. Now this isn't a new obsession for me, however, the 'hint of lime' Doritos are! I'd had them a few times before but I love the extra flavour and slight tang that it gives, along with the salsa. I love making nachos but sometimes I can't be bothered so this is a perfect snack - and yes I'd already eaten the ones in the picture as I couldn't resist!

Beauty - I am a huge fan of Rimmel foundations and over the last month, I've been using the Lasting Finish Breathable one which I hadn't tried before! I was fairly certain I'd like it since I enjoy using most of Rimmel's foundations however I definitely think this has a more silky texture and finish! It's a medium coverage but applies really well so is buildable if you wanted a higher coverage. The applicator is very different from the other Rimmel foundations, instead of a pump, it has a small sponge brush which makes applying really easy! For me, it's definitely something I'll be reaching for in the warmer months because it feels so light on the skin, though I do think it would work all year round as it isn't too drying! If you're looking for an affordable, high street foundation then I'd definitely recommend this!

Let me know what you've been enjoying in the comments below!


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  1. I absolutely love a striped top too, especially vest tops! My new pastel one has become my new favourite dressier top for going out to dinner/see family etc 😊
    Amy xx

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    1. They’re so adaptable aren’t they, easy to dress up or just wear casually with some jeans! Thanks for reading xx

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  2. This year really is flying by, isn't it?! I have really been enjoying spring photography lately as well, it is so nice to get out and about in the sunshine with your camera! Your scenic photos of the bluebells and rolling hills are absolutely gorgeous! A striped T-shirt is a staple in my wardrobe as well, I enjoy trying to dress them up a bit with a skirt and boots as well as dressing them down! I haven't had the chance to see Infinity War yet but it is on my to-do list the May! Wishing you all the best for the coming month!

    Abbey xx
    http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. Yeah I love taking photos so it has been so nice & thank you! Oh me too, I dressed up a striped top for a family meal recently! Ooh definitely go see it if you get the chance! Thank you, back at you! xx

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  3. I love all of the categories you’ve included in your post, it really creates such a personal post. I’ve been taking so many photos recently too, Spring is definitely the best time for capturing lovely photos of flowers! Great post,
    Zara xx

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    1. Thank you, it’s quite a random mix!! Oh I totally agree, my garden looks so much prettier with all the flowers, thank you! xx

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  4. Certainly a month of crazy weather wasn’t it we had some great days tho and this bank holiday weekend has certainly been fabulous welcome more of this gorgeous sun ☀️
    Lisa
    https://TVAddict2017.blog

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    1. I know right! This bank holiday has been amazing, ready for summer after all this weather!!🙌🏼

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  5. Great favourites! Loved reading through this post, love your photography and oh yes, let's bring those stripey tops out (stripes my all time favourite). And oh, I talked about Infinity War on my latest post and it's a heck of a long post because yesss, there's just so many things to talk and question about. Haha x Ain

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    1. Can’t beat stripes can you! Ooh I’ll be sure to check that out & give it a read! x

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  6. What a wonderful and positive reflection of april. Your home town does look gorgeous. I was invited to the same movie to go on a night out with some mates, but couldn't make it on the day they were going sadly.
    What I enjoyed most was the kingsday in holland. We celebrate our kings bday pretty big and festival style. Which is really cool. And ofcourse the anticipation of my birthday coming up. I had a lovely april too.

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    1. Ah thank you, yeah it’s a lovely place to live! That sounds like such a fun event to celebrate, happy birthday in advance! xx

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  7. I love the BuzzFeed app! I like the quizes.
    And you can never have too many striped tops!

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    1. It’s great fun isn’t it, and yes exactly! Thanks for reading x

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  8. Oooh some great favourites, some of Rimmels foundations are really good. You've made me crave Doritos now as well haha!- https://sophiehearts.net x

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    1. Thanks! Yeah they’re a great & so affordable which is even better, oops haha!! x

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  9. Yoour spring photography looks really amazing! Lovely favorites too! Now I am craving some doritos, haha! And of course chocolate, but I basically always cravee chocolate~
    x Angel / www.MissAngelLane.com

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    1. Aw thank you so much!! Hmm yes I can’t say I disagree, always in the mood for chocolate haha! x

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  10. I love the look of striped tops in the summer they give such a nautical feel! I haven't used the Buzzfeed app but I think I need to download it! I enjoyed Infinity War but the ending left me feeling a bit let down, can't wait to see the next one I hope it all makes sense after that one! Great post lovely, your photos are so nice I'm looking forward to seeing others you get over the next few months!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
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    1. They do! Oh I know the ending has left me pretty confused but it’s definitely made me more intrigued to find out what’s going to happen in the next one! Thank you that’s so nice!! xx

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  11. I've been into spring photography this year too, the weather is getting so nice for it too! Lovely list of favourites x
    Alys
    https://alysjournals.com/

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    1. I know it’s so much nicer! Thank you! x

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  12. April did go by so quickly! I still am in shock that it's actually over! I also love striped tops - you are right, they are so classic and timeless. And they look good with so many different outfits too! Infinity War was really good, but so many questions! Why did so many have to die?!?! The after-credits clip didn't help me with my questions at all.

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    1. They’re great to have aren’t they! It’s all very confusing isn’t it, haha! Thanks for reading x

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  13. Where did the time go?? Can't believe we're almost half way into the year. Spring photography is so nice. The aesthetics are there! Oh man, I try to avoid BuzzFeed because it is SO ADDICTING. I really liked Infinity War. Marvel did a great job of telling the story. Glad you enjoyed it. Sounds like you had a great month! Hope May will be great.

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. Everyone was complaining about about January lasted forever and now we’re in May! Oh my I could get lost on BuzzFeed for ages, not good for productivity! Ah thank you, same to you! xx

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  14. I must admit that the cheesy dorritos are my favourite! But I love this post girl! Such great work! I hope that this month is filled with love and joy for you!

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    1. I like them all really! Aw thank you that’s so lovely!! You too!!xx

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