Blogging Tips

5 Steps To A Killer Blog Title

I’m gonna go ahead and say it, I think that you’re blog title is possibly, no definitely the most important part of your post. Now I only really realised this a couple of months ago and boy have I seen the benefits. My friends, you need to cross on over to the bright side and ride the gravy train of a good blog title and you’ll soon see what I mean. When I first started blogging I stopped my mindfulness posts sharpish because no body was clicking on them, they just did not care. So I presumed all that people were interested in was my style and resigned myself to a life of OOTD posts. Recently, I’ve actually discovered that now my mindfulness and positivity posts are the ones with the best responses. Yes I have bloomed and now have a following but these ones are bringing in new readers and guess what? They’re staying! So, I’m not just here to brag about how amazing I am at writing blog titles and how you should really go figure that one out for yourself, of course, as always (I hope) I’m here to share the wealth. Things To Consider When Choosing Your Blog Title Grab The Readers Attention This is THE most important thing when you’re writing the blog title, and it’s so obvious, so I know you’re probably thinking duh. But I used to use words that sounded intriguing and related in some way to the post like texture and black, let me tell you now, unless you’ve got an almighty following your not going to get many people click on that! If I saw a post names texture there’s no way I’m clicking on it, I don’t care who you are or whether I follow you already or not. It just does nothing for me. Now I always take time to consider which title would draw the reader in and make them want to see the full story. I also like to add numbers in the title wherever possible, I just think 5 top SEO tips is more eye catching than SEO tips, add in the words ridiculously easy and you’ve got yourself something people are going to want to click on! Use Google Trends Google Trends is something I’m still getting to grips with myself. You can basically search what your key word should be, which by the way should always be in your blog title. So when you open it, there’ll be some info on what’s currently trending and the most talked about topics, you can then search your title or keyword to see if it’s something people are searching and whether it’s worth re thinking. If In Doubt Google Autocomplete I used this one before on my 5 Ridiculously Easy SEO Tips post, but I thought I’d throw it in again because, 1 – it’s relevant, and 2 – why not? Google Autocomplete is a bit like Google Trends but more for when you don’t have a clue on what to use as your title or…

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Why I Will Always Be A Denim Girl

Sometimes, when something is staring you in the face you’ve just got to hold your hands high, stop fighting it and admit to the world that you’re a denim girl. I’ve tried other trousers, I have and they just don’t look right, nothing will ever win my heart like a pair of jeans and I’ve finally decided to stop fighting it and just accept the fact that me and jeans are forever, what I’m trying to say is, jeans are my baes. *Shirt : Next // Jeans : Next // *Heels : Public Desire // *Bag : Pauls Boutique Why Being A Denim Girl is Great Jeans are Comfy If your jeans aren’t comfortable, you just ain’t doing it right. Jeans are the ultimate in style and comfort, this may be going overboard but I would probably go so far to say that you could sleep in jeans. This may be a bold statement but I’m standing by it. Denim is great in everything Denim is not just for jeans. Denim Girls enjoy the likes of denim skirts, denim shirts, denim t-shirts, denim dresses. Double denim is a denim girls dream and can be achieved in multiple ways. There’s a Plethora of Styles Talking jeans here, jeans come in a multitude of shapes and sizes. I have to admit I may be a self confessed denim girl but till now I’ve only had the pleasure of wearing the skinny jean. Recently I’ve found myself wearing boyfriend jeans and mom jeans alongside my old favourite skinnies, watch. this. space. I’m on a roll. No One does smart casual like Denim Does Denim is the ultimate in smart casual, this outfit being a prime example. Smart casual + jeans with heels = the perfect combo. Denim is Bae Come and be a denim girl with me, the grass is so much greener over here. Shop The Post   Make sure you follow me on Bloglovin’ for more fashion, beauty and mindfulness post along with lots of my top blogging tips!! I’m also now on Youtube where you can find out more about the person behind the blog!! Subscribe here!

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My Guide To Matte Lips On a Budget // Review

It’s official, matte lips are officially a thing. When it comes to trying out new beauty things, I’m not the most adventurous, hell I’ve only just started wearing eye shadow and guess what colour it is? NUDE. So I like to start by trying out a budget version, hence the post “matte lips on a budget”. I’ve spent the past few weeks collecting different shades and brands of matte lips, ok 4, if there’s more than two that’s a collection to me! All for blogging purposes of course, because I just knew you guys would want me to try them all and let you know, and I never like to let people down. Ok, I wanted them. Matte Lips On A Budget NYX – Soft Matte Lip Cream in Antwerp So this one’s been judged the most for two reasons. Firstly, I had high expectations. NYX is like a buzzword in make up at the moment and I feel like this matte lip cream is something people are raving about in particular so I had high expectations. Secondly, the colours on Asos were not clear and I ordered what I thought was a pinky nude which came as a pinky red and I ain’t one for bright colours! It definitely doesn’t go on as smoothly as the other products however, it does smell like butterscotch and if i’m putting something in and around my mouth it better taste/smell nice. Just realised what that sounded like. It is actually a really nice colour though, like I will actually consider wearing this colourful lip cream kind of nice. The colour is really thick? I don’t speak beauty, but basically, it’s vibrant with just one layer. MUA Luxe – Velvet Laquer in Tranquility This one smells a bit like hubba bubba’s in a disgustingly sickly kind of way. I went to get this after I went into Space NK looking for a matte lip and the girl suggested trying a cheap one before pointing me in the direction of the nearest Superdrug with the name of this brand. If I’m not mistaken it’s actually Superdrugs own brand but I might be completely wrong! Anyway, it was only £3.00 and when a tester is still on your hand after numeral scrubs and hand washes a day later, it’s a winner. That is some staying power! I love the pinky brown colour look, just up my street! For the price this one is incredible, the epitome of great matte lips on a budget! Bourjois – Rouge Edition Velvet in Don’t Pink of It This has to be my favourite because the colour is just b-e-a-utiful and it goes on like a dream. It was more than any of the others at £8.99 but totally worth it! I now carry it in my handbag at all times, just in case. It’s also just got a general nice make up/ lip product smell, you know the one – am I the only one who cares about how their make up smells? Sleek Makeup – Matte Me in Birthday Suit For price,…

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Chaneling Britney // Are Pinafores OK?

Are Pinafores OK? Never thought I’d be one to be wearing a pinafore dress but here I am, channeling Britney at her best. I actually really enjoyed styling this one up and was pleasantly surprised by the result, I loved playing with the contrasting lengths of the barely there skirt and the maxi cardigan, I think it works! Cardigan : Old // Top : Old // *Pinafore : PLB // *Boots : Daisy Street Are Pinafores OK? Personally, I’m all about the, its not what you wear it’s how you wear it. Some say you can’t polish a turd, I say, challenge accepted. Not that I’m calling pinafores turds. Ok, shall I start again? Despite the eye watering length, I actually really like this one from PLB, perhaps it’s my abnormal height that makes it so small, I think on a normal human it wouldn’t be so short! Part of the appeal to me is the button up, who can resist a button up detail on anything? Not me, as we all know from experience! Anyway, despite the fact that I know for a fact that if I wore this around my boyfriend he’s do his oh so predictable joke of “sorry, oh, yeah, the 90’s called, they want their pinafores back” I’m pretty sure I pull it off. Please say I do? Can we just take a minute to appreciate the awesomeness (yes I said awesomeness) that is Kirk’s photography skills? I’m loving the two photos above and the ‘blurriness’- I don’t know the lingo okay? The boots themselves are pretty damn hot, you can see my detailed opinion on them along with my advice on fit in my haul here. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I’m loving these longer length boots from Daisy Street, they’re just so much more flattering and I think it looks amazing with the cardigan. I definitely need to get this cardigan out more often, I find myself neglecting the older pieces in my wardrobe for the new shiny pieces. So what do you think? Are pinafores OK? and most importantly, do I pull it off? Shop the Look Don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’ so you never miss a post! Lot’s of great posts this week including my tips on creating a killer blog title and why I’ll always be a denim girl! Follow me here! If you’re a fan of my blog, you might be interested to know that I’m also now on youtube! You can subscribe to my channel here for lookbooks, hauls, q&a’s and more! Make sure you send me a request if there’s a video you want me to do! All photography by Kirk Schwarz, follow his instagram here and his website here!

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Make This Monday The Best Monday You’ve Had

We’ve all been there, it’s that dreaded feeling you get on a Sunday night when Mondays looming and you can’t escape the fact that the weekend is well and truly over. In this post I want to share some of my top tips to help you enjoy yourself this Monday and make it the best Monday you’ve ever had – cheesy I know. Personally, I hate the fact that everyone (including me) lives for the weekend. Why should our lives consist of two days when there’s 7 in the week? Ok, so this is really an issue I have with the whole week but let’s just take it one day at a time and start with battling the Monday blues. I would like to share with you, my top tips for making Monday’s G R E A T. Making Mondays Great Start The Day Right What effect do you think an extra 15 minutes sleep does to you and your body? I’m guessing not a lot. This is why I say, get up 15 minutes earlier (or more if you can hack it) and enjoy your breakfast time. If you literally just get up to shove clothes on and go to work then you’re not going to be in the best mood now are you? My thoughts are, make work just a part of your day, not what your day is all about. If you’ve already been up for a while before you go to work. Maybe read a magazine article, had a relaxing breakfast and leisurely got ready, then you’re going to be in a better mood! Take Time Over Your Appearance So this one may sound Vein, but I feel like when you look good, you feel good. Just think, every time you go to the toilet your gonna thing “damn I look good”. Instead of the usual (if your like me) avoiding eye contact with the mirror because foundation was just too much this morning. Be Beyonce Don’t drive to work listening to how bad the traffic is on the road and who died over the weekend, the news and radio stations just don’t do it for me on a Monday, maybe on a Friday, I’m all about that happy hardcore FM. Listen to your favourite music and turn it up to full volume, singing your heart out to Beyonce and walking in like you own the place is how I expect my Monday to go down. Sasha Fierce doesn’t hate Mondays and neither should you. Start A New Notebook Ok, unless you’re rich in notebooks you can’t do this every Monday but I just had to add this one in because to me, a new note book is a new start. Yes, I am a stationary addict and yes I do have a draw full of notebooks with cute quotes on the front and one list in the entire book, and? It’s just the small things that count, like starting a new notebook and using a new pen for the…

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