SS: Sunday Saves (#54)

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We’re half way through the year already! I can’t believe it at all! Anyway, happy first Sunday of the month. If you’re not too familiar with my Sunday Saves, it’s a weekly series that I have started to talk about three blog posts that I find that week. Today I’ll be talking about a beauty product I’ve been watching for a while, work procrastination and a PR’s nightmare.

1) Rosie Loves Life (Pixi Beauty Glow Tonic Review)

Ever since I have started watching (and reading) Caroline Hiron’s, I’ve wanted to try Pixi products but I still haven’t got around to it. Sharon talks about how it has worked well with her skin and it’s definitely further up on my wishlist now.

2) The Nerdy Me (How To Talk Yourself Into Doing Work In 5 Easy Steps)

Procrastination is one big sucker, isn’t it? When it comes to blog post writing, this hits me about 80% of the time. I know what I want to talk about, but then this cloud just appears and my motivation leaves. I get stuck because I don’t know how to start a certain post then I start thinking about everything else I should be doing instead. Leta gives us five top tips on how to reduce this, and this can be included in areas of your life like your job, your school work or even household chores.

3) Reinventing Neesha (Blogging for Freebies – A PR’s Worst Nightmare)

I remember reading this during the week and I was shocked at how some people could actually email PR’s with these types of message. By just sending your address and saying they want free stuff; the absolute cheek! Neesha tells us what she has seen working for a PR company and it’s interesting reading for sure!

That’s all from today’s post; thank you so much for reading and if you are interested in reading more of my Sunday Saves, you can click right here and you can read the other fifty three Sunday Saves.

SS: Sunday Saves (#26)

We had an hour extra in bed this morning, and quite frankly, who doesn’t love that? Welcome back to my Sunday Saves, a post that I write (almost) every week about three blog posts (and sometimes YouTube videos) that I find interesting or relatable. It’s to help me and anyone else reading this to discover new blogs they might not have heard of before. This week I’ll be talking about Halloween, PR and male body confidence.

1. Jemma’s Simple Life (Spooky Halloween Tag)

I’m not a huge fan of Halloween I have to say. I don’t make the effort to go out and get dressed up, it’s just not something that appeals to me. However, I seen Jemma’s tag and thought it would suit quite well with the fact that it’s Halloween tomorrow. It’s a really nice tag that talks all things scary, fun and Halloween (I’m sorry to state the obvious!). It would be a good post for anyone who’s reading this and who doesn’t have a blog post for the occasion itself to do the tag themselves (and tweet me the links so I can read your answers too!)

2. Halo of Thoughts (Male Body Confidence and Image)

On Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, the media, helplines, news articles; we always hear about women (but unfortunately, mainly young girls) who are struggling with their body image and who are looking at places like Instagram and Tumblr for inspiration which has such a negative effect on many of these girls. What about men though? What about young guys who have male models, footballers and wrestlers, to name a few examples, as role models for their generation? Don’t they struggle with their body image too? That’s what I love about Arran’s post; he talks about his personal story and why he feels like there isn’t enough support out there for men when it comes to talk about these issues.

3. Skinnedcartree (Working with Brands // Q&A with a PR)

Seeing a post like this is helpful for any blogger who wants to take their blog to the next level in regards to working with brands. It can sometimes be a confusing process, do you email a brand first or do you let them email you? What do they look for in a blog? Do numbers really matter? If those are burning questions that you would like answers to then Corinne has got you covered. It was a really insightful interview that she had with India and I think it’s a must read for all bloggers.

That’s all for today’s post! Make sure you click on all the links mentioned because they are all great blog posts. And if you’ve missed any of my other Sunday Saves, please feel free to find the other twenty five of them right here!

SS: Sunday Saves (#10)

Happy Sunday and welcome to another Sunday Saves. If you’re not sure what Sunday Saves are, it’s where I pick my three favourite blog posts from throughout the week that I’ve read (They could be months old but as long as I’ve just seen them throughout the week) and I want to talk about. In today’s post, I talk about birth control, special “bucket” lists and a different blogging perspective.

1. That Belfast Girl (Taking Control)

Gemma is a Belfast girl like myself but what shocked me even more was I found someone else my age who also isn’t on the pill or anything else that interferes with your body. Over the years, I’ve had one or two friends be so shocked that I don’t use anything, then ask me “Are you wanting to get pregnant?”. No, my answer is no, I don’t want to get pregnant but I don’t want to have a little piece of equipment in my body or I don’t want to have to take a pill every day to stop that happening. I understand that’s not all they are used for, but for me, my body has never really ran smoothly and still isn’t, so I don’t want to interrupt that even further. Unlike Gemma, I’ve never been on anything, whereas she has, and she goes through her story telling the ups and downs, then telling us why she isn’t on it. So if you’re thinking about coming off the pill, going on it, or just wondering what other peoples experiences are like, then go and read Gemma’s post, it’s an interesting read.

2. Martha Jane (25 Before 25)

Reading Martha’s post was so lovely because she created a list of goals and achievements she wants to have marked off before she is 25. You see smaller goals mixed in with larger goals; normally with these type of lists they will just have so many bigger things to accomplish whereas Martha has taken a realistic approach. A few of my favourites are: Visiting Japan, Starting Swimming Again, Improve My Posture and Release My Own Music because they are so different but yet they’re so achievable. Now obviously I don’t have goals to release my own music but improving my posture is something that I definitely need to do, and I really just loved how it was so relatable. So good luck Martha with your goals!

3. Lady Writes (The PR’s Guide To Blogging)

I find it interesting that Chloe from Lady Writes is in PR but actually writes a blog herself. She knows the ins and outs of what PR’s are looking for when it comes to blogs, but she’s also creating content that she’s happy with. I never knew she was in PR until this post so it’s nice learning new things about girls you follow on Twitter and through their blogs. She gives some great tips such as approaching PR yourself rather than waiting around for them to contact you, or how important emailing back is. I think most of us think to yourselves, “Awww we’ll answer that later” but if we keep doing that, the companies that you work for or could potentially work for, won’t see you in the greatest light. Chloe even talks about simple things like your blog layout, and how easy it is to use, which I think is very important not just for a PR person, but a regular reader like me too! I think this is definitely a post that you can come back to and see it from the other side, if you’ve never spoken to someone who works in that field before, it gives you a different perspective in terms of blogs.

Thanks for reading  this week’s Sunday Saves, I’m always looking for new blogs to follow and read every day so tweet me at @RetroSnowflake if you see any posts you’d think I like or even one of your own! Have a great week!