Welcome to my new and improved blog! You may have noticed a new layout and theme going on and I’m so much happier with how it looks. I’ve also gone self hosted so still learning how everything works so please bare with me. With these recurring monthly posts I reflect on the past month and talk about my new goals for the current month. Bring it on I say. I feel like for July I did pretty well with the goals I had set myself for once. Now we’re in August it feels so close to Halloween and I’m very ready for autumn. I love the cosy nights and crispiness in the air.
Take Part In No Buy July
I stated a few times in the past month that I was taking part in No Buy July and to be honest, I found it difficult. Not even just with the no spending bit but everything that came along with it. I felt uninspired to do blog posts, particularly beauty ones, because I had nothing new to show or review. Although I did go the whole month without buying any makeup, skincare, home decor and accessories. I did purchase a couple items of clothing last week because I started to panic as all the shops were bringing in their winter stock and I still needed some more warmer weather clothes. Overall, I’m pleased with how I did and did a lot better than I had anticipated, especially considering the last 2 weeks of July I didn’t buy anything either as I was ill.
Take My Blog To The Next Level
You can see for your self, I did it. I went self hosted and got a new theme for my blog. I do like how it looks but it’s going to take some getting use to not being able to log in to WordPress as normal. Hopefully this will be just what it needed to help it grow even further.
Practice My Makeup Skills
By accident I managed to take a half decent picture of some of my eye looks, so I’m going to stick with that technique because I am happy with how it turned out. I was always so helpless at having photogenic makeup that looked amazing on camera. It’s not quite beauty guru status but it’s an improvement which is a step in the right direction.
Reach The Big 1000 Followers
Fists in the air, I did it, I did it, I reached 1k! Although you probably already know this as I hosted a giveaway to celebrate. It’s still open until the 12th August so you still have time to enter if you haven’t already.
Get Up Earlier
Comparing my sleeping pattern in July to now, I’ve been waking up about an hour earlier than I was. I’d still like to wake up even earlier than that though but again, another goal accomplished. I’m on a roll here, which makes a change.
Do More Free Activities With My Daughter
It’s the summer holidays and I feel like unless I have a purse full of cash, I can’t keep my daughter entertained, which of course isn’t true. So I’m going to set myself the goal of doing more activities together that don’t cost anything.
Reach Over 700 Followers On Instagram
My follower count is currently sitting at 690 and I’d like it to reach over 700 in August. I always find Instagram such a pain to grow your following because you always get the people that follow and unfollow straight after. I don’t agree with using sly tactics to grow a following and once I see someone has unfollowed me, I do the same back. If anyone would like a genuine follower on Instagram, let me know down below your from this blog and I’ll follow you back.
Have A Massive Clearout
I’m getting fed up of seeing stuff everywhere, I just feel like throwing the lot into a skip. Except for my makeup obvs. I want a huge clearout of old stuff, my daughters toys, clothes, everything because there is no space anywhere and before we know it, birthdays and Christmas will be here.
Finally Finish Them Damn Books
These two bloody books have been on my goals list for ages now and I just need to finish them so I can be finally done with them. I feel like a cloud is having over my head and every time I see them it’s just a reminder.
Those were my goals for August. What’s your goal for the remaining month of summer? Let me know in the comments below. I hope you enjoyed this and it inspired you. Thanks for reading XOXO.