3 Ways to stay motivated with blogging!

Hey there people!

For a few weeks now I have been focusing on things that make me happy in life. While doing this I realised that I would like to pursue my dream of being a blogger/instagram influencer.

I am on a roll with consistently blogging and producing content at a good rate on my Instagram page (@loleihm), so I wanted to share some of the things that help me to stay on the ball!

1: If you’re feeling de-motivated, have a shower.

If you wake up and immediately feel like you just want to laze around all day doing nothing but eating snacks and binge watching Netflix, have a shower! Wash your hair, pamper yourself and have a think about your blog topic for today… when you’re done, get dressed! When you do these things, you will feel fresh and ready to have a productive day! When I feel fresh and ready I get a lot more done. When I stay in my pyjamas all day it seems that I stay in sleep mode for the entirety of it, and if you have a busy schedule, every bit of free time counts!

2: Take advantage when you’re being productive!

If you are on a roll one morning and you’ve done your makeup, and you’ve picked your outfit of the day to blog about for example, don’t stop there! Take photos of your outfit, then change it, is there another style you want to blog about in the near future? Put it on and get the evidence so that when you have a busy day, you have your content ready to go! If you did your makeup, what products did you use? Is there a product you’d like to review? If so, get the evidence! This means that you already have multiple things to blog about from one morning and you have all the photographs to prove it. Then if you do have a pyjama day, you can still type away on your phone and get that blog posted!

3: Remember the reasons why you started!

When you’re feeling down In the dumps and you’re not getting the followers or readership you wanted, at the rate you expected, DO NOT QUIT! Remember the reasons why you started and focus on those! Make a list of reasons why you love blogging and remember that if you are consistent and pour genuine passion into your blog topic you will slowly build up a following of like minded people!

So! Give it a go and let me know what you think in the comments below!

What I use for shiny hair!

Here I would like to introduce to you the Garnier Olia Super Shine Oil !

I wanted to tell ya’ll about this today because I honestly believe this product is FAB! Naturally I have dark auburn hair but decided I wanted to go a little lighter for a change, so in order to do that I dyed my hair blonde then put a light copper over the top! Thinking my hair would end up a little damaged I grabbed the Olia Shine Oil from the shelf at the same time as the hair dye. It does exactly what it says on the tin. You add it to damp hair after washing, then carry on with your normal hair routine! I am literally so impressed with it especially after paying a mere £6.99. They recommend using one squirt (Lol, squirt), but I use two because I like to be extra, plus my hair is kinda long.ALSO can I just say it smells literally incredible. I look forward to using it just so I can smell it 😍!I used it today after washing my hair so I thought I better get a snap of the results: I have actually been getting compliments on the health of my hair which is pretty cool because I’m honestly not that great at looking after it… well until now 😏! Let me know what you think in the comments below!

MAKEUP REVIEW: Iconic London Pigment Stick

I have been using the Iconic London Pigment stick for highlight contouring for around two months now and I absolutely love it!

I use shade 0 as seen below as I have really fair skin.

These pigment sticks can be used as foundation, concealer or contour, it’s up to you really! I bought one for my wedding, and to be honest I would have bought more if I had the money but they are quite pricey! £24.99 to be exact, but as I said I’ve been using it as a highlight for two months and there is still about half left so not too bad on longevity.

I use mine like so:

It works perfectly as a highlighter in this shade and all the colleagues at Iconic are really helpful when it comes to choosing the shade that is right for you! If I wanted to use it for foundation I would have gone for a darker shade for example.

They always leave you with a flawless finish…

I think that in reality it would be fairer to price these items at around £16 when comparing them to other products I’ve used, but they often have discounts running meaning you can get them a lot cheaper than £25 anyway which is pretty cool!

It’s important to note also that all of their products are 100% cruelty free! 🐰

I give this makeup product a 7/10 and would definitely recommend!

What makeup item do you swear by?

INSTAGRAM: Hit Me Up + Comment Yours!

Good Morning Beautiful People!

Thank you to all of my new subscribers! Each and every one of you are making my dreams come true right now!

If you see any missing letters or strange arrows in my blog posts I do apologise, I am proof reading but it seems that something is going wrong when I publish the posts and no matter how many times I edit it doesn’t change!

I was wondering how many of ya’ll are on instagram? My fashion Instagram is @loleihm and I would love for you guys to check it out and tell me what you think? Feel free to post yours in the comments too and I will be sure to have a nosey on it!

Thank you all ✨!

Jolie Beauty Luxe Glitz Palette : Review + Applied

So I wanted to treat myself to an extra special eyeshadow palette. The kind you only pull out on special occasions. Or to write a review about of course.

I had seen Jolie Beauty products on Instagram and I just loved the colours in the Luxe Glitz palette at £25.99 (there’s a Christmas discount on the website at the moment so you could get it for around £22!) and it’s perfect for the Christmas season too if you ask me!

So as you can see in the photograph you get what I would call five complimentary sets in this palette. What I mean by that is, there seems to be a glitter shadow, then a matchy eyeshadow you can use with it!

Swatches of each below:

The glitter is of a really high standard and easy to apply. The eyeshadow isn’t very pigmented in my opinion as the non-glitter swatches required three layers. However once they’re on your eye they compliment their glitter companions very well!

Below are some images of me wearing the following colours:

I have also used some black eyeshadow to get the desired cut crease and I am so pleased with how it came out. I really can’t wait to try the other colours because they’re all so different.

When you see the glitter you think oh my that could be too much, but here I think it seems quite subtle.

I would wear this make-up look to a Christmas party/meal. You can glam it up even further by adding some false lashes too! I’ve got a jumper on as you can see 😂! Not exactly the best outfit to go with this look but I’m sure you could imagine an LBD for me 😘!

What do you think of this palette and have you ever heard of Jolie Beauty before? Would you like to know more about the other products I used for this look? Let me know in the comments!