sunday post week 148



001. I've made so many unwise choices in my life in the past 6 months. My feelings about my friends, work, healthy and love life have all changed so dramatically and so quickly without me even realising it. Now I think I've finally realised I need to refocus my energy. Remembering who I am and how exactly I got to that point has probably been the biggest revelation I've had in the past few days and I've finally concluded that I need to keep reminding myself who I am. From now I'm all about focusing on the positive and enchricihing aspects of my life. I'm a pessimist and a worrier but I'm also hardworking and motivated and I know I can succeed at anything I put my mind to. Time to set myself some mini life goals and start obtaining them!

002. Tomorrow I'm off for a few days to Center Parcs with Zoe and her Family. It's going to be nice to get away and have a break from London, Life and Blogging. I used to go to Center Parcs loads as a kid so when I casually asked Zoe if I could come along with her to the resort I jumped at the chance. A few days in the woods will do me a world of good. I cant wait to splash around in the Swimming Pool and CHILLLLL.

003. Speaking of Zoe we did a silly little video for my Youtube channel where she did my makeup blindfolded! I also did her's which you can check out on her channel!

004. My tripod of almost three and a bit years has finally bit the dust. I decided to go straight out to Argos and pick up a new one. I decided on this one as it was about the same height as size of my old one! I'm surprised my old one lasted so long as I hear it's about 25 years old according to my uncle!

005. Finally, what do you guys think of the little extras I've been adding to my blog posts? A few people have mentioned them, and it's probably a whole lot more noticeable over on my other blog as I can do a little more with it. But Im slowly working my way into popping them over on here. I've decided I need to change my layout and modernise my blog a bit more as I've had this layout for god knows how long and I'm just about to celebrate four glorious years of blogging! Time for a refresh me thinks! I might also join my two websites together, What do you think?

54 comments

  1. As a Graphic Design student I love the little banners you've added to your pictures but also I always think a clear and simple photo is best, it just looks more chic. So I guess my point is do whatever you love and I'm sure we readers will enjoy it too!

    I'm glad you've found yourself again, I really need to do the same I think.

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  2. I love the little changes you've made to your Blog it actually makes such a difference :) Have a good time at Centre Parks! xx

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  3. I think a super-blog (is that even a thing?) is definitely the way to go! Everything llymlrs all in one place :)

    Eve xxx

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  4. I really like the banners that you've been adding - it's adds a little bit extra to your blog! I do blog designs for people every now and then, and I used them too :) It's in the little things haha!

    I really love the picture of you and I'm going to watch the video right now :) Hope you had a nice sunday!

    Great post!

    XO
    scribblesofvalerie.blogspot.com

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  5. I think that merging your two blogs is a great idea, but one thing that I would ask is maybe vamping up your tagging system? I know I can always rely on etcllymrs for product reviews because literally almost every beauty product ever is there (love you for that) but sometimes it can be a little bit tricky to find things as there is so much content xx

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    1. i've actually thought the same thing so many times! i almost always check etcllymlrs for a product review before i buy something. i 'd love to be able to search by brand!

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  6. I think joining the two sites would be a good idea!! :) Also, hope you find your way back to yourself!!
    xx

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  7. I really like this post. I feel like I really need to find myself! I love everything about your blog :)
    xx
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  8. pick up a copy of the secret the book - or watch the movie version on netflix! really helped me xxxx

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  9. Hey Lily! Did you have your hair coloured in the end? I remember you saying you were getting it done. I only ask because I need hairspiration at the mo and i genuinely think it's the most exciting thing when someone gets their hair done/changed. Hehe. xxx

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  10. im a pessimist too and have been feeling the same way for a while now. it's really hard to get yourself out of a slump, sounds like you've got the right attitude for it though :) hope you feel better soon.

    i also went to center parcs the other week. it was amazing to just be active and away from it all. i had a massage at the spa, would totally recommend! (madagascan red berry something or other) it felt so self-indulgent in the loveliest way ever. it was nice to have just a day to myself, being pampered and wandering about in a dressing gown (slightly one flew over the cuckoo's nest haha).

    loving the changes you've made to your blogs. i like that they are separate tbh... keeps things tidier and reviews easier to find.

    as ever you look so pretty! loving the paler makeup, really makes your eyes pop.

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  11. Great post! whhop whoop center parks!

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  12. its a weird feeling when you realize your friends and family have changed so dramatically and so quickly x :)

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  13. love it!

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  15. Great to hear you're feeling so motivated :) If you haven't already, I'd recommend reading The Secret and The Power by Rhonda Byrne, they really helped me :)

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  16. Love the banners you have done, what do you do them on - they look great! Happy 4 years blogging :)

    Love India xx

    callofbeautyxo.blogspot.com

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  17. I'm loving all the extra bits and I think you should join your two blogs together. I feel like I can feel your positive attitude through the blog again :)

    Maria
    www.mareliwel.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. I love the extra little touches you've been adding to your blog, they're really inspiring too! Have a fab trip lily! Xx

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  19. I love your websites being separate, Love the new bits that you have been puttin on tho, and a change would be lovely!

    Pipp xx
    http://pippjones281190.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. It's funny how you get to a point in your life and realise you've gone a bit off the beaten track. I've had one of those weekends of thinking things over. It's difficult to think about at first but it's all for the best in the long run.

    I envy your get away to Center Parcs, I use to love it there. Will you go down the rapids for me please? That was always my favourite bit !!

    I'm usually a silent reader but here is an essay of a comment. Yesterday I went and bought the Joni jeans on your recommendation and I love them already. So comfy !! Also I like all the bits and bobs you've been adding to your posts. You always pick good colours for them :)

    Enjoy your time away , M xo

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  21. I like the new look of your blog posts.
    Centre parcs is great, have fun! xx

    http://www.strawberryskull.blogspot.co.uk/

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  22. I love the new changes to your photos! Also, I've never been to Centre Parcs so I'm slightly jealous at the moment! Hope you two have a great time! x

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  23. I think joining the websites would be a great idea, I am loving your new blog posts as well! xx
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  24. Yes, put your websites together!
    chchchchchanges....(:

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  25. Have a nice break with Zoe, I've just watched the blindfold make-up videos and was in fits of giggles!
    I love the new blog additions :)
    Rachelle x
    http://inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. I think joining your two blogs is a great idea! Obviously it's convienient that beauty types and fashion types can pick their fave blog of yours easily, but I love both so it'd be great for people like me! :) And I love your new graphic-y additions, very eye catching and somehow makes the content more exciting. Have fun at Center Parcs!

    Rosa at hello scrapbook x

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  27. I'm a pessimist too although I wish I had the motivation to know that I could succeed at anything. I've been loving the little extras, makes it more fun to read!

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  28. I'm a pessimist too and have to just have a bash at things as if I can't fail or I'd never get anything done! I make constant lists of small, achievable goals (getting in touch with a friend I haven't seen for a while, cleaning the oven) and then another with long term ones, like moving house in the summer and travelling. Makes things much easier for me!
    xx

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  29. I think it would be great to make your two blogs one :). I enjoyed reading the post. i can relate to this alot, the good thing and most importantly is that your able to recognise where your life is heading and how you want to focus on your life being on track. I think its healthy to sometimes get off track, because the experiences we grow through make us stronger :).

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  30. Loved that youtube video.
    I think it is really good for you that you take some time to realize who you are and what you want to be.

    xx, A!
    glimpsesofa.blogspot.com

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  31. I defiantly think you should join your two blogs together!

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  32. I like the cute little banners and I think collaborating your two websites might be a good idea but I'm not bothered either way :) LOVE your simplicity and style as always :D

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  33. I'm loving the different coloured banners at the top, makes your post stand out in my blog roll :)

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  34. Great post. I love the little changes that you have added to your blog...
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  35. You look so pretty! I definitely think you should keep both blogs apart, I like the two separate ones! And centre parcs sounds like so much fun

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  36. Yep definitely join them together. Great idea.

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  37. Ah yeah, I think you should combine the blogs! Good idea. x

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