Real Issues That Affect Us

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‘Beauty Bae’s struck gold again, this time it’s by winning the Blog-aholic Award, courtesy of our beautiful blogging buddy Beauty and the Ballroom!

If you’re into dance and beauty related posts, you’ll be getting that and so much more with ‘Beauty and the Ballroom’, please go follow her and have a read of her content!

I’ve been informed that the creator of this very award is ‘The Recipe Hunter‘. So, why not give them a follow and/or a read of their delicious and edible content too?

8 Simple Rules (the TV show of my childhood):

1) Embed the above image of the award logo/image onto your post  ✅

2) Discuss them rules that should not be broken (when spreading this award along) ✅

3) Give the blogger who nominated you a s/o and some big, big, love along with an ample amount of merci’s. Don’t forget to link to their page too… ✅

4) Give a s/o to the creator of the award, providing a link to their blog. ✅

5) Publish a post to showcase your award in all its glory (I would hope it’s published or else, how the ruddy heck are you reading it?) ✅

6) Highlight and make links to your best post(s) ✅

7) Include THREE interesting or slightly obscure facts about yourself ✅

8) Nominate 5-10 bloggers of your choice, and let them know of your nomination. ✅

Best Posts to come out of ‘Beauty Bae’?

Rodial (my very first and ‘Most Popular/Viewed’ post)

My Weight-Loss Journey (probably my  ‘Most Liked’ post)

His & Hers  (my first and best Men’s product review)

Passengers (I really enjoyed watching and reviewing this film)

No7 Advert / Love Mrs. Claus / Women’s March (I couldn’t choose between them. I loved writing and sharing all equally)

Happy (typing up this post helped me make sense of a lot of things and helped me come to some decisions)

Sweet Potato Brownies (😋 #SNM)

THREE interesting facts about me?

UNO: I drove* my mum’s car into a garage at the age of three. No, really. 🙈

*crashed

DEUX: I can’t swim in the deep end to save my life but can allegedly “swim like a mermaid” underwater in the shallow end to save others’. How? Ask my mum for more details.

TRE: I’m going to be 26 this year. Flip it and that’d make me 62. FCUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUK!

Five bloggers?

1) myyalia

2) Be Kind Beauty

3) Anna Bankster Beauty

4) Queen of Girl Geeks

5) Madison Loveday

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I’d just like to take this opportunity to thank MAHALA the MA’THA of all BAES for her contributions to the bloggersphere. She is so deserving of her award and I’m so lucky that she’s passed it on to me!

Right, okay, so I’m not someone who does the same post over and over again so I’m going to be doing this one differently to how I’ve done the other two.

JA RULES ARE AS FOLLOWS:

1) Thank the BLOGGA who nominated you for this AWARD! Linking to their PAGE!

2) Tell DA READERS why you chose to get into blogging and why you focussed on the field (Hyde Park, London) that you’re writing about.

3) Give DEUX helpful pointers/tips to new or prospective BLOGGAS!

4) Nom-nom-nom (don’t eat them) inate The One who you’d like to recieve it after you.

Okay  – so now that we’ve got the Tee’s and See’s out the way, I can crack on (like an egg on the pavement #BearGrylls).

How did I get into blogging?

Discovered the wonders of a computer and a WiFi connection. #LifeChanging.

Why ‘Lifestyle’ blogging?

Variety is the spice of life (Nando’s #PeriPeri).

Two tips for prospective or future BLOGGADEMS:

1) The name is very important. So, if you’re wanting to get into photography blogging, don’t be naming your site Photosynthesis if you’re trying to produce content aimed at school kids. Come on, kids nowadays (and “beforadays”) prayed long and hard for 3PM to hit. They don’t need to be reminded of their science homework! Although, having said that, ‘Photosynthesis’ is a VERY good name for a photo blog. I may or may not have just trademarked it. 😉

2) Research your chosen topic. Get Bloglovin’ or Tumblr/Pinterest, just research and get to know your competitors. You can easily see what works.

Nominations:

thefloridiangirl

MascaraAndMoshPits (the most creatively named blog I’ve come across)

Makayla Neilson

PsItsPeri (peri, you SPICE! #Nandos)

xoxorebs

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I’m beyond proud of the fact that I not only have 200+ followers on this blog, but that I’ve been awarded a ‘Versatile Blogger’ award, on the same day!

Thank you very much Shayna Stinson for the nomination, you beaut! Check out her blog HERE. #GirlfriendsGuideToBeauty

“Dems da RULES” like Ja Rule:

  • Thank The One who nominated you, providing a link their blog.
  • Share the award on your page.
  • Mention 7 facts about yourself.
  • Choose 5-10 nominees to pass this award on to (with 300 followers or less).
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog.

Fax me dem #FACTS:

1) I’m a Londoner who is a regular at ‘Bird’ Restaurant for it’s very healthy battered chicken and waffles.

2) I tweet like a Bird online. Love a bit of tweeting, sometimes I tweet too much. But, then again, define “too much”? There’s no such thing as too much…

3) I work for Charities and do social and online content for them.

4) My favorite color is… Oh, wait, umm… BLUE!

5) I horseride and used to teach four-year-olds how to ride. Although I don’t own any pets, I’d love to own a horse, a golden retriever and a Russian blue kitten (yes, blue cats are a THING, and no I don’t mean dying a cat blue) one day.

6) I got into blogging by accident, as part of a coursework at Uni. I struggled to come up with an idea and something tangible but pursued technology at first. However, I’ve since switched to Beauty… The rest is history.

7) I want to retire in Australia or Switzerland. Pretty huge difference and distance between the two, but yeah… When I’ve saved up enough money, and got all I need to get out of life and career, you’ll find me there! Not that you’d want to though, right? 😉 *this is a FACT because it’ll happen. I’ll make it happen*

Who do I nominate? (#DidSomeoneSayNOM?! #NOMNOMNOM. #LunchTime #HungryInHungary #Hangry)

I don’t actually know which of you have less than 300 followers or more, and it wouldn’t be fair to only choose 5-10 followers, when I believe all of you that are reading this deserve it… So, if you’re reading this and have got this far, you have won this Versatility Award. You SMASHER, YOU! 💋

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Miracles tend to happen when we’re just about to give up…

Unexpected things occur when we’re not expecting them to…

Don’t give up.

Keep believing.

Don’t lose the faith.

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I had originally torn a ligament in my thigh (around the part of the hip flexor) and now I’ve only gone and done a cartilage in my knee in too! #FML #WoahIsMii #YouCantTakeMeAnywhere

What’s worse is that both injuries are not in the same leg… As I said, I’d torn the ligament of my right thigh previously and I’ve just found out that I also have torn the cartilage in my left knee.

Last week, I was on bed rest most days because I legitimately couldn’t get up and out of bed… Once I felt like it had healed enough for me to return to work (this week), I went right away. Now though, I’m kind of wishing I didn’t…

At first I thought my knee pain was due to bed rest. I literally hadn’t been up and out of my room for three days so I thought it was taking its toll on my body, making my limbs and joints stiff… But, since getting rushed to hospital this morning because my leg gave way at work, I’ve realised that it’s a lot more serious.

Obviously, for those of you who don’t know, my “Miumba” and exercising has contributed to the tears of my muscles, I assume. Hence why the title of this post is: ‘The Importance of Stretching Correctly’. I say this because I don’t think I was stretching correctly. Either that or I went too far with it… Who knows. Everything in moderation, guys and dolls! Everything in moderation.

So, my message to you is: stretch and stretch correctly. Whether you’re working out or just dancing/moving around, stretch. Stretching of the muscles and body joints is vital.

Another message: if you’re suffering from an injury, don’t rush things. Take your time. Let it heal. Don’t think you can do things normally again when you clearly can’t… Let this be a lesson. Be patient or else you’ll cause yourself a greater injury.

No Miumba for me anymore…