My Top 3 Tips On How To Get Motivated. | LIFESTYLE

Hey there,

Sit back relax, and get ready for an uplifting chat about how to organise your thoughts and your schedule.  So let’s get this started.

Has anyone ever shut your ideas down because they’re not ‘realistic’? That’s happened to me before- a lot of times.

I am reading a book currently called ‘She means business’ and in there is a quote that really resonated with me, it said:

‘What’ and ‘if’ are harmless words, however when you put them together side by side, they have the power to haunt you for the rest of your life’

Not only did this quote make me think about myself and the direction I was headed, it reassured me that if the path I’ve taken is the one where I follow my heart, then no matter the outcome- it was the right decision to make.

I thought I would share with you 3 of my top tips to give you some motivation, (aside from your morning coffee, we all need one of those!) to get the ball rolling in whichever direction it is you have been avoiding for all of the wrong reasons.

1. – A HAPPY AND HEALTHY MIND AND BODY –

This one doesn’t sound as important as it actually is to some people, me included. Lately I’ve been going to the gym, eating healthy (with the occasional treat of course!) and I think that it’s made a huge difference not only in my confidence but in the organisation of my thoughts. Who new that the best therapy derived from exercise and healthy eating? I mean, I’m never going to be the girl who says no to some chocolate and boasts this incredible willpower to defy my cravings, I just can’t do that food is too good, so don’t knock it. However, it’s always good to have a little detox every now and then and to try and make small changes that lead to big things.

2. – DIARY –

This year marks the first year that I’ve actually kept a diary, not necessarily for my thoughts, mainly just for me to keep to a schedule and to make myself a bit more organised. I love the idea of writing things down and being able to hold a diary, I think we’re far too easily slipping into making everything so robotic and computerised that it’s almost a nice added bonus that we can hold it and skim through the pages of our scruffy handwriting, and allow our ideas to jump of the page! This would be the one I recommend the most.

3. – SEPERATE YOUR FEELINGS –

Finally, the last thing is something I’ve recently discovered.  I was watching a YouTube video, trying to muster the strength and motivation to get myself to the gym, eat healthy and become a more organised person. In the video the girl gave me 5 reasons as to why I should start the gym, and the last one was- just do it. Separate yourself from the way your emotions are swaying you, because if you change nothing then nothing changes. This is the one that gave me the determination to just chase after the Summer body I wanted, and in turn came a lot more from it.

I hope these 3 things help you discover some lost motivation, potential, or a thirst to make your ideas a reality. The most important thing I hope you get from this, is that sometimes ‘realistic’ isn’t always the mindset that gets you to where you want to be. You have to be the change you want to see, a little bit of a cringe quote but oh it’s so true.

Love as always,

verybeth

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Let’s Talk. | LIFESTYLE

Hey everyone,

I know it’s been a while, which seems like a really consistent way I start my blogs these days. Which yes, needs to change and of course I’m gong to use my time this year to be an incredibly more organised person! (Or at least I’m going to try- you know how bad I can be at that) but enough of that let’s get this going.

Since the start of the New Year, the months have flown by- literally. I have been wasting no time, however in trying new products and loving nearly all of them, which is good for me but horrendous for my bank balance. 🙃

The New Year has brought with it a lot of changes in my life, some good and some bad but all in all things are going well and I’m happily plodding along trying to bring my ideas to life in a lot of ways. For example, I’ve moved into my new flat – which is gorgeous! I’m going to do a blog post on my interior design when everything is up to scratch, because even now in its early phase of home life I’m in love with it. (Did that sentence even make sense? I hope so! haha)

Following on from that, I’ve been using my time to bring an idea of mine to life which has been fun, stressful, time consuming but an experience I’m loving. I’ll be able to tell you more about that soon enough, and I’m really excited to share it with you!

Aside from that, I’ve been working mostly. I think that switching from working nights to doing a 9-5 ‘norm’ is something I thought was definitely something I’d be thankful for signing up for. It turns out – I mean I always knew it – that the 9-5 life has run its short course, and I’m itching for more. It was a great reminder that my creativity hasn’t been lost, my ideas are still there and my work ethic to build a life I love is more ripe than ever before.

I wrote this post to update you, to say I’m not gone, and I will be more organised. I know the frustrations of checking an online blog that you like to see that it’s not been posted on for a while and you soon forget that it ever existed. I didn’t want that to happen here, and if it already has, well I hope you check back soon, because there’s a lot more to come from me.

Let me know in the comments what you’ve been up to lately, and if there’s any products I’ve been missing during my break from blogging.

Love you as always,

verybeth

My Top 3 Must Haves This Month

Hey everyone,

I know it’s been a while, but between New Year, my laptop breaking and just generally trying to get my thoughts together and organised, it’s been a busy one for me.

Over the last couple of months I have been trying a whole hot of new products, loving new items in my house and purchasing a lot of unnecessary things that are absolutely necessary if you ask me. (My boyfriend might tell you otherwise)

First of all I thought instead of doing a favourites post, I’d do my top 3 favourite items from the last month, this way I can really tell you in depth why I love it, and why it might be good for you.

Over on my YouTube channel I have included a range of things, so you can take a look Here to see what filled in the gaps with this months favourites.

First of all, I’m sure you’re all feeling the same way, but oh my does Winter weather hit your skin like a tonne of bricks. My skin has been extremely confused about whether it is oily or dry, but has eventually stuck to one: Oily. If you have been reading my blogs for a long time, you will know that my skin loves to play up, but is really oily and get get quite greasy at times. Therefore, I have been on the hunt for a brand new foundation, and low and behold – I found one.

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  1. Kiko, Liquid Skin. (My Shade: Warm Beige)
    This foundation has not only served my well over the last month or so, but it’s really swayed my decision on how much I pay for a product. Kiko is not what I would class as drug store at all, but also something that’s much more affordable than high end, I feel as though it sits comfortably in the middle, by this I mean the foundation costs around £19.00, and you get a lot for your money. The first thing I loved about this was the packaging and the droplet applicator, I find these really handy and quite simple to use, as well as feeling like something a little more luxurious. Applying the foundation is so easy, and quite frankly, therapeutic. I’ve always loved doing my makeup, but this makes the job that much easier by its ability to blend seamlessly into the skin, so much so that I’ve switched back to brushes to apply my foundation and have no fear of the brushstroke curse (We’ve all been here). I would say that this isn’t full coverage, more like medium but easy to build without looking caked on your face. It last throughout the day, and for me powder isn’t always a necessary top up throughout the day, which is a new addition to my life and I can tell you saves a lot of time and effort. All in all, for me such a great product with a beautiful finish.

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2. Morphe Palette
This palette has breathed life into my eye makeup recently, and has encouraged me to be a little more bold and a lot more adventurous with the looks I create on a day to day basis. As a creative person I love to test the limits with colour and different looks, but sometimes it can be expenive, time consuming and quite frankly in the mornings before work I don’t always have the energy (before my coffee at least). However, this beautiful palette has pushed me into doing something a bit different each day, which I love. The colour pay off and pigmentation of these is incredible, I swatch it in my YouTube video, and it is just so pleasing to watch! For the price of this, which is around £25.00 you’re getting a bargain! I’m definitely willing to purchase and invest in a few more palettes because they are stunning and allow so much creativity!

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As we all know, when New Year hits us, it’s all about that diet. Or at least for those of us who have far exceeded our daily calorie intake over Christmas, and need the holiday chub to budge. I invested in a new cookbook, which you all will or should know of called : ‘Eat Smart’ written by the beautiful fitness, health and lifestyle blogger Niomi Smart. She is so motivating and incredibly good at heath and showcasing how to achieve a better lifestyle. This book has honestly been a solid kitchen staple for me since I got it, and I tried these little treats out last night, and oh my they are incredible. I have tried so many recipes out of this book, and for someone who loves a sweet treat I feel slowly but surely this may be changing my life (bold statement I know, but so true). If you can, pick this up and try some of the incredibly tasty recipes, and p.s Her YouTube channel is definitely one to watch.

I know this was only three things, but it allowed to really get into why I loved these so much, and really give you an insight into why you should be loving them as well! As I said, my YouTube channel  (Click Here) fills in the blanks for the rest of the month giving you a bit more of an idea of the stuff that’s been a staple in my life for the last month+.

I’m really happy and pleased to be blogging and writing again, and now I’ve got myself a new laptop it enables me to be a little more organised, and write a lot more!

As always, thank you so much for reading, and popping over and I will see you on Sunday.

Love,

beth

Edinburgh Trip | Travel & Lifestyle

Hey,

So if you follow me on Instagram/Twitter you will know that myself and my boyfriend decided to go on a spontaneous trip to Edinburgh, so I thought I’d do a little blog post on how it was and how we found being there.

I took some pictures of Edinburgh, and it wasn’t hard photography the place just boasts so many picturesque places, so I’ll let you have a look at those in this post as well.

The reason we decided to go was because we haven’t had a break away from home in so long, and it seemed like the perfect time of year! That and the fact it was a little surprise from Brett. We hopped on the train on New Year’s day, without even thinking that the prices of the taxis would be A LOT higher than normal, and with us not knowing where we were going in Edinburgh, that sucked up a lot of our spending money which yes was a little frustrating, but if you’re on holiday you’ve got to be willing to spend a bit more than usual.

If you haven’t been to Edinburgh I would definitely recommend, that is if you’re going to do more then just drink as in Scotland they don’t have ANY and I mean any drinks offers which makes eating out and having a few drinks after your meal an expensive part of the trip. However if you’re willing to delve into Edinburgh’s rich history, and magnificent quaint little eateries, along with streets filled with new places to see and go then you’re in luck.

We spent our trip discovering new places, exploring the streets of Edinburgh that house the most adorable independent shops and seeing what it had to offer and we were not disappointed. We ate way too much food, drank a little too much, got extremely cold whilst exploring, but had the best time.

The highlight of our trip was wandering around late at night down little alley ways, and finding the most adorable places to stop and spend time together surrounded by the locals. It was that night that we wandered to Edinburgh castle which is perched on the edge of what looks like the highest rock you have ever seen, and just glows with old history and enchants you in the dim night light. It’s here when you can see the whole of Edinburgh light up and just experience something really beautiful, when there’s no one around the castle and that was the best part of the trip in my opinion. It helped to wake up early and go shopping, where we found the most beautiful, traditional looking book shop on a small side street boasting character before you even walk through the door, it was small things like this that made out trip extra special.

We made some extremely funny memories, like the fact we went to Edinburgh Dungeons to feel like children again and experience something historic, but something that makes you laugh, however when we entered I felt so claustrophobic in there I had to leave! Which was so frustrating, but we carried on about our day and soon forgot that.

Edinburgh was a beautiful little city break away from home, which we loved. Although it was slightly expensive and I feel as though we definitely exhausted the tourist aspect of it all, we would go back to enjoy the alternative bars, the quaint little side streets that house the most charismatic places, and to drink traditional Scottish whiskey, and to obviously make more great memories.

I hope you had the most wonderful New Year, let me know what you did in the comments, and however short and sweet this post was I hope you enjoyed the read, and if you fancy going to Edinburgh let me know and I can suggest some really nice places.

As it’s the New Year I’ll be posting every Sunday and Wednesday along with my YouTube videos that go up every Sunday and Wednesday! So follow the blog for more of me! 🙂

You can find me on:

Instagram: @VeryBethBlog

Twitter: @VeryBethBlog

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Love,

beth

10 Reasons Why New Year is the best & Worst

As you all know (or you might not know) New Year’s is my favourite time of year! It’s just one of those things I’ve always loved, and I imagine I always will. However, New Year’s if we’re all honest about it, is definitely a diamond in the rough and it will always be that way, no one wants New Year’s to be a princess cut 2 ct diamond, because it just wouldn’t be the same.

There are great things that New Year brings along with it, of course the obvious would be a fresh start, and a reason to party, but it brings with it some things that just make New Year’s eve & New Year’s day the worst!

  1. First and foremost New Year’s eve is a brilliant night to end the year, it gives you a reason to dress up, get a little bit tipsy if you wanted to and to have a really good laugh.
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  2. If you decide to go out on New Year’s, then await the endless queue to the bar, and probably being very thirsty the whole night. Getting tipsy lies in pre drinks, it’s hard to get drunk when you wait so long to get served! Saying that, I used to work in bars and working New Year’s is hard, so be nice when you’re out, they’re working so you can have fun!
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  3. Finding someone to kiss at midnight! Why was this ever a thing? It’s like a slap in the face “You’re going into the New Year single and alone’ Thanks! Unless you have someone you CAN kiss at midnight, then go you.
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  4. If you’re at home alone…then I’m jealous, because you’re cutting out all the drama of being on a night out and probably snuggling up on the sofa with your favourite foods, and that, I can totally get on board with.
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  5. Downside to New Year’s, you don’t get any presents, but with it being Christmas a week earlier it softens the blow a little bit. I’m only joking, New Year’s is a gift in itself, it allows you to have a fresh start with people you love in your life.
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  6. Finding the perfect outfit for NYE! This is a hard one, and for all of us girls who are into our makeup, choosing the right look is probably even a bit harder!
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  7. When you’re friend that never really drinks, has a bit too much and you wind up having to look after them, surely that’s a staple in everyone’s New Year’s Eve?
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  8. When you’re done with NY and have decided it’s time to call it a night, getting a taxi becomes the hardest thing you’ve ever to do up to that point, because guess what everyone has decided it’s time to call it a night just when you have.
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  9. If you’re not planning to drink this year, then you don’t have to wake up with a hangover and start a brand new year breaking your first resolution by eating a fry up (the only way to cure a hangover) when you swore an oath to yourself to lead a healthier lifestyle.
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  10. You get to do it every year with people you love, and welcome in a New Year, that with it comes a lot of opportunity for you to reach all of your goals that you have decided on.
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Thank you for reading, and I hope you enjoyed this, and I hope you have an absolutely amazing New Year! Let me know the makeup looks you go for this NY!

Love, as always,

beth

 

 

 

Saying Hello to 2017 & Goodbye to 2016.

Hey everyone,

As each year comes to a close, and we approach the next one, I always get to thinking about what I could have done better and what my goals are for the next year. The best thing to remember is that some resolutions are made to be broken, and as we may feel disheartened when it happens, don’t let that be a scribble on your blank page.

I don’t know about you, but I love the start of a New Year, I love looking back at the old one and remembering the best memories, and putting to rest the bad ones. I always think it’s a good idea to write down your goals before the New Year hits, and working your way through it, whether it takes you a few attempts (like starting a new diet, and giving in to that thing you really want) you will do it, just don’t let yourself feel disappointed if you break your resolution and give up on it all together, that’s my advice. Anyway, I’m going to stop rambling and get on to my highlight of 2016!

My favourite memory of 2016 was my sisters wedding! It was hands down the best day of the year. Seeing someone you love bask in happiness is a pretty good feeling, and seeing your family and friends get together to celebrate love is always a good thing to witness! I thought I’d insert a picture to show us doing just that!
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I have so many goals for 2017, some big, some small, but the most important thing that’s come from this year is finding out what I truly want, and working towards my ultimate goal, but not missing out on the fun of getting there. I have a feeling that 2017 is going to be the best year yet!

Enjoy the New Year, and I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, I would love to know your best bit of 2016 and your biggest goals for 2017! Let me know in the comments, and maybe it’ll inspire me to add something to my list for next year! 🙂

Love, as always,

beth

Goals

Hey,

How is everyone doing, are we all enjoying this months festivities?! I LOVE Decemeber, I feel like it should just last for so much longer, but hey ho.

I thought I’d talk to you a bit about goals today, every year I start a diary and try and write every day, even if it’s just one work it helps keep me calm and organise my thoughts, but this year I thought I’d sit myself down and write down everything I want to achieve this year no matter how big or small.

This to me seemed like such a great idea to find the time to really reflect on the year that’s just gone (extremely fast may I add) and to realise what it is I want out of next year, and to remember that nothing is impossible, that’s a big thing to remember. It’s easy to get intimidated by the size of your dreams especially if you’re comparing it to others but everyone has something they want to achieve don’t let it put you off!

I thought this would be a good post to get us all in gear and ready for the New Year, and to encourage everyone to find the time to sit down and write down their own personal goals, because it’s so easy to organise your thoughts on paper instead of having them playing on your mind.

My own personal goals for next year vary but I’m going to focus mainly on my Blog and my new YouTube channel. If you want to have a watch on my videos head on over by clicking HERE my aim is to reach 100 subscribers by the end of January so if you want to see more of my videos, please subscribe!

Love,
beth