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Girl Power – the 5 W’s!

Hello again everyone! I interrupt my newly organised schedule to bring you Girl Power – The 5 W’s!

 

Do you remember when we were in primary school and you were told to consider Who, What, Where, When and Why? Well this is basically those questions in regards to the amazing, inspirational girls I’ve been talking to for the last couple of days. Honestly, except for a few people, I can tell you right now that there are so few people I can be open and honest with easily but these girls really are the best. This leads me to:

 

Who? We started out in a DM on Twitter as a group of girls wanting to support each other and promote positivity in the blogging community. This soon developed into a brilliant idea of creating #GRLPOWR – a community filled with positivity, friendship and support. Without wanting to get cheesy, these girls are fantastic and I swear you couldn’t meet a more genuine, and gorgeous!, group of girls. Here’s the who’s who – make sure to check them out and give them a follow!

Jodie (@jodiedcmitchell) : goingplacesanddoingstuff.wordpress.com

Lauren ( @loulabxlle ) : loulabellerose.com

Lauren (@iconiclaur) : laurmatthews.blogspot.co.uk

Meg (@itsmeegan ): itsmeeganblog.wordpress.com

Toni ( @tonigeorgiaxo ): bloglovin.com/blogs/tonigeor…

Lily (@lilydealxo ) : lilydeal.co.uk

Emily (@L1ttleEm ) : emilyfayeslittleworld.blogspot.co.uk

Francesca (@bellamomentoX ) bellamomento.blogspot.co.uk

Nusha (@nushablog) : nushablog.wordpress.com

Lily (@bloglilyrose ) : lilyroserichards.blogspot.co.uk

Jade ( @jademillardx ) : simplyjadey.blogspot.co.uk

Ellie ( @laughingsugg ) : ellieslittleeworld.wordpress.com

Eloise ( @isthateloise ) : isthateloise.blogspot.co.uk

Jordanne ( ofaglasgowgirl ) : thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

Mellisa (@LoveeMelissaX ) : lovemelissax.blogspot.co.uk

Cathy ( OvernightBelle ) : overnightbelle.wordpress.com

Becca ( @beccaonblog ) : beccasloveforlife.blogspot.com

Summer (@theblondecafe_ ) : theblondecafe.wordpress.com

Hannah (@harteva_) : harteva.wordpress.com

Em (@EmLDunn ) : emmalouisedunn.blogspot.co.uk

Chanté ( @chantenna ) : chantenna.blogspot.com

Ana (@anab184 ) : wishilivedincalifornia.blogspot.com.es

Ashley (@ashmcc87 ) : ashmcc87.blogspot.co.uk

Em ( @ohfab ) : ohfab.co.uk

Becca ( @beccaxjayne ) : bloglovin.com/blogs/positive…

Sarah (@SarahCxBlog ) : hellochappes.blogspot.co.uk

 

What?  So now that you know who all is involved, you’re probably wondering what it is we actually do. I mean, it’s easy for me to say we try to spread positivity etc but how? What is it #GRLPOWR actually does? Well, we are hosting twitter chats, posting blog posts containing advice, self love tips, and the likes, as well as retweeting any blog posts tweeeted using the hashtag #GRLPOWR so remember to tag us next time you’re scheduling that post!

 

Where? Well, as I said, we’re predominantly on twitter, however you can find our blog at this address, or find us on twitter at @GRLPOWRCHAT! There’ll always be someone handy! Or we do have an email address but right now I can’t remember it… Any of you lovelies want to comment it below for me please?

 

When? Well… To be honest, we’re still firming this up – another reason to follow us on Twitter and take part in our polls before they close later tonight! The original plan was to host 2 chats weekly, each lasting 2 hours long, with 2 hosts and 2 topics. So I suppose you could argue that made it 4 chats a week… But I’ll update this when we know for sure what’s happening. In the mean time, why not tweet us at any stage and there’ll nearly always be someone around to talk to!

 

Why?  Because why not? You all know how much I don’t like coming home, and how I feel about my family, and these girls have given me that escape from this place at a time when an escape was definitely needed! Plus, you can never have too much positivity and support in your life.

 

 

So hopefully see you over there!

 

Ktkinnes xx

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#GRLPOWR

I’m going to post about this amazing new group of friends that I’ve made in the last 2 days but in the mean time, here’s Nusha’s post about us all!

Ktkinnes xxx

NUSHA

If you follow me on Twitter (@nushablog) you know that I’ve recently became a part of GRLPOWR squad. GRLPOWR stands for Girl power. We’re a blogger community created by amazing friendship.We created a Twitter account @GRLPOWRCHAT. There we will host our own weekly chats, events etc.

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I met girls like two days ago and they are literally one of the best things that happened to me. We get along so well and we don’t even know each other that much. There’s quite a lot of us, but make sure to check out every single one of them. They are truly amazing and inspiring 🙂

Here’s the GRLPOWR community :

Jodie (@jodiedcmitchell) : goingplacesanddoingstuff.wordpress.com

Lauren ( @loulabxlle ) : loulabellerose.com

Meg (@itsmeegan ): itsmeeganblog.wordpress.com

Toni ( @tonigeorgiaxo ): bloglovin.com/blogs/tonigeor…

Lily (@lilydealxo ) : lilydeal.co.uk

Emily…

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What to take to university? Part 2

The Clothing Edit

 

Now, I can never pack light for going to university. Every time I travel between Lisburn and Glasgow, I have to book myself as a foot passenger on the boat and bus just so that I can pack as much into my case and hand luggage as is physically possible. So, as many people start the journey to uni once again in the upcoming weeks, I thought I would share with you my top 10 wardrobe items that I can’t survive without.

 

  1. Jeans. I live in my jeans. They can be dressed up with a pair of heels and a nice top for a night out, or they can be dressed down with an oversized jumper for those lazy days in the flat.
  2. A rain coat. If you’re at university in the UK, then you know as well as I do that the weather can change at the drop of a hat. I always have my pack-a-mac in my bag just to be safe!
  3. A hoodie or fleece. It can get very cold during the winter when you can’t afford heating. As many layers as possible is a must so why not pick your favourite hoodie that can easily be thrown on over pjs or actual clothes?
  4. Leggings. Like jeans, these can be worn for almost any type of day you may encounter! I like wearing them instead of my jeans around the flat every now and again, just as something different. Or, you can wear them with heels and a sparkly top for a night out! Mine tend to be worn the most for exercise – they were perfect for Irish dancing!
  5. Fluffy pjs – again, it can get so cold that these will be fab. The night I walked home alone in February, slipping into my cosy fluffy pjs was the best feeling ever.
  6. Trainers or other comfy shoes. If you’re going to be walking a lot, these are an essential.
  7. A nice dress/shirt – depending on your preference! I have one dress that I love to wear, even if it is a bit washed out now! It’s been worn to Wine Tasting society meetings, club nights, formal dinners, I can’t get enough of it!
  8. High heels – I can’t walk in my heels, but I always have one pair to go with anything. They’re useful even just for an interview or something like that!
  9. Sweatpants. Trust me when I say you will want something to just slip into on a wet Sunday afternoon. You don’t ever have to leave the house in them, but they’re great to have handy.
  10. An interview outfit. Unless you’ve got money put away, or your parents are helping you through uni, you will most likely need to get a part time job to subsidise your student loan. If you have an interview outfit already sorted in your mind, this will take some of the stress out of your morning!

 

So there you have it! My top 10. What would you add or take off the list?

 

Ktkinnes  xx