Top 5 Favorite Blogs

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Back in 2015, I made a small list of my favorite three bloggers. I intended to do it again but unfortunately forgot about it until now (five years later, I suck, I’m sorry). Some of them have stayed the same because my taste has mostly remained the same, but I have included a few new ones in there for you to check out! I mostly follow lifestyle and fashion blogs but I am always interested in broadening my blog list. If you have any blogs that you think I should take a look at, please leave the link in the comment section! I am always down to discover new favorites. 

#1.) Zoella

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Zoella (whose real name is Zoe Sugg) was first on my last list too, and she still remains there to this day. Some of you may recognize Zoella as a YouTuber with eleven million (whaaat?!) subscribers, but she began her journey to fame as a small lifestyle blogger back in 2009 when she was working a job she hated (sound familiar?). Now in addition to her online persona, Zoella has extended her brand into a makeup line, a clothing line, and even a line of products for your home! Zoella is the definition of a boss babe and I love reading her blog. She posts recipes, style and beauty tips, and everything else to appease the modern woman.

Find her at https://www.zoella.co.uk/.

#2.) Fat Mum Slim

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Another blogger that made it from 2015’s list to 2020’s list of my favorite bloggers is a woman named Chantelle who blogs under the name Fat Mum Slim. Now, I don’t have kids (thankfully) but this blogging mom can be appealing to women at any age and life experience. She does blog about a lot of family related matters but her humorous and bright personality make them entertaining to read, even for those of us without children of our own. She also posts yummy recipes, life tips, and she is probably most known for her “Photo A Day” challenge which has accumulated over 23 million participants worldwide.

Find her at https://www.fatmumslim.com.au/.

#3.) Flip and Style

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The next blog is the most aesthetically pleasing website I have ever laid my eyes on. Flip and Style is managed by a young woman named Vanessa who has a keen eye for everything feminine and pink. As someone who is quite fond of the color pink, her blog instantly stood out above the rest. I stumbled across her blog one evening while trying to find girly wallpapers for my iPhone, and ended up spending the next couple of hours on her website, fascinated with both its content and appearance. As you may have guessed it, Flip and Style is a fashion blog. One of Vanessa’s quotes are:

“My main aim in life is to make everything around me positive and beautiful.”

She is definitely accomplishing that goal with Flip and Style. Also, isn’t that name just super fun to say?

Find her at https://www.flipandstyle.com/.

#4.) Lauren Conrad

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Who remembers Lauren Conrad from the television show The Hills? Or perhaps her book series L.A. Candy? Lauren Conrad has been a fashion icon since 2004 when she first appeared in the television show Laguna Beach, and she has been shining ever since. Her lifestyle blog has a little bit of everything, so no matter who you are or what you’re into, you’ll find something interesting on Lauren’s blog. Lauren posts lifestyle tips, recipes, and is an advocate for the Black Lives Matter movement. She recently posted a couple blog posts about diversity and how to educate ourselves on systemic racism. 

Find her at https://www.laurenconrad.com/.

#5.) Planner Perfect

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Just recently I came across the blog Planner Perfect, and thus far I have been really enjoying it. It’s definitely different than most blogs I read (in a good way). A woman named Jenny runs Planner Perfect in hopes to help individuals lead a more organized and productive lifestyle. In essence, the blog is literally a digital planner that can help you stay on track, also giving lots of great tips and tricks. There are recipes, tips for success, and hacks written to help you live your best life. If you want to get organized and have fun doing it, then look no further! Planner Perfect has got you covered. 

Find her at https://www.plannerperfect.com/.

Thanks for reading! Hopefully you have added a few of these on your list of blogs to read. Feel free to drop links to your favorite blogs in the comments that you think I should check out! 


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When Should I Switch My Toothbrush?

For some reason a lot of people seem to ask me this, as if I’m the toothbrush master or something. But it can be tricky. Some people say every three weeks, others every three months, etc. Personally, I don’t go by time. Here are some signs that you can look for on your toothbrush to know when the perfect time is to throw it out and go buy a new one.

For comparison, I bought the exact same type of toothbrush as my old one.  The number one sign that a toothbrush is done for is its frayed bristles.                                                    

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As you can tell in this photo, the bristles are completely frayed and unusable. If you were to brush your teeth with it, it would hardly do anything for you as the bristles are destroyed. Your brush can’t curve properly and/or get between cracks when it’s all frayed like that.

Secondly, the wear and tear is noticeable on the brush when it’s getting near the time to switch. In this picture (and no, it isn’t sunlight) the label is almost gone whereas on the newer brush it’s strong and vibrant. When things begin to fade, it’s a sure sign that it’s time to toss it.

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Other tips include:

  • Change after three months (or when there is noticeable wear and tear on the brush.)
  • Germs collect in the brush, so if you notice your brush is always damp or has an odour, it’s time to switch.
  • If debris such as food or leftover toothpaste is in the brush, it’s time to throw it out and grab a new one.
  • If someone else uses your brush . . . switch it.
  • Try to leave it upright after each use to ensure it dries properly. 
  • Get a covering for your brush for extra protection. 

I hope all of this satisfies your toothbrush needs! If you have any other questions or tips for changing up your toothbrush, feel free to leave it in the comments! Have a great week everyone! 🙂 xoxo

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Life Hacks: Beauty Edition

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Okay, so, everyone’s got some tricks and tips up their sleeves. And my mom’s a beauty expert, so she let me in on these super awesome beauty life hacks. Today, you’re going to need: hairspray and clear nail polish. These tricks are awesome to use when you don’t know what to do. 

First:

REMOVE STAINS ON CLOTHES WITH HAIRSPRAY 

Maybe I lied a bit. While this won’t remove them instantly, it will keep the stain from setting in. Instructions: Take a bottle of hairspray and the article of clothing that has a stain in which you want to get rid of. (Note: it has to be a fairly recent stain.) Spray it several times until the whole stained area is covered. This will keep the stain from setting in. Next time you wash it, it will come right out. The chemicals in the hairspray block the stain from permanently staining your shirt. Awesome, right? You can do this with just about any type of hairspray, but this is what I am currently using:

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Volumax Mega Freezing Spray 7 oz.

By Volumax

Details

http://www.sallybeauty.com/freezing-hairspray/SBS-623349,default,pd.html

Size: 7 oz.
Quantity: One
Sally Item # SBS-623349

In Stock Online
Available In Sally Stores


Second:

COAT YOUR EARRING POSTS WITH CLEAR NAIL POLISH TO STOP IRRITATION 

Perhaps you’re allergic to the steel on your earring posts. It sucks, right? Buying beautiful earrings and then putting them in and your ear starts to feel like it’s on fire and it gets itchy and . . . well, you get the point. If you’re allergic to the type of material on the posts of your earrings, have no fear. Instructions: Grab your earrings and a bottle of clear nail polish. Coat your earring posts with it, apply a generous amount. Wait at least twelve hours to dry and for the chemicals to set in. This will coat the steel, so you can wear your favourite earrings with absolutely 0% irritation. Go give it a try! You can use any type, but this is the type that I prefer at the moment:

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Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat

By Seche

Details

http://www.sallybeauty.com/seche-vite/SBS-215000,default,pd.html

Size: .5 oz.
Quantity: One
Sally Item # SBS-215000

In Stock Online
Available In Sally Stores


 

Thanks for reading. Tomorrow’s Friday, and then the weekend! Hooray! TGIF.

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