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Friday Favourites: Tiffany

Wow who knew we would reach my 13th Friday Favourite? I’m actually kinda proud of myself for getting this far.

 

Today’s post is all about the delightful Tiffany from Food and Other Loves. I first was aware of Tiffany back when I was working with GRLPOWR and then as she got more involved in Bloggers Tribe, I found myself looking forward to reading her next post, anticipating when they would appear in my inbox. So why don’t we take a look at Tiffany, the person behind the blog?

 

Blogging and living in Sheffield, Tiffany is a 22 year old lifestyle blogger who uses her blog to write about whatever she feels like. It’s for this reason you’ll probably find a lot of baking posts or posts about London – she loves them both! Tiffany started blogging about three years ago, and loves it more and more each day. Can we maybe help her love today even more?

 

Now don’t get me wrong, I may have only been following Tiffany over the last couple of months, but I have managed to go back and read a lot of her posts! I really don’t sleep much so it’s been great slowly reading back through to 2014. My favourite blog post of Tiffany’s is It’s Okay To Not Look Forward To Your Birthday. It’s raw, honest, and I loved the entire post. I know I keep picking lifestyle, and quite personal, posts, but that’s just because they’re what I enjoy reading. Of course, there are plenty of other posts on Tiffany’s blog if this one doesn’t appeal to you, so head on over there and give her a follow! As always, her links are below:

 

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Friday Favourites: Melissa

Hey everyone, it’s finally the weekend again and now university has officially finished for easter (and for the year – scary biscuits!) I have another Friday Favourite for you!

 

As today’s title would suggest, here’s why you all should follow Melissa from Love Melissa. She’s a 19 year old blogger from England, and before I go any further why is everyone younger than me? Anyway, sorry, mind isn’t fully with it there. Melissa started blogging in 2015 under a different name, a different site, and it just wasn’t her. After a bit of rebranding, and a decision not to care who knew about her blog, Melissa started again in 2016 and damn that girl has done well!

 

Between her love of fashion, and her genuine happiness writing blogs as part of her English A Level course, Melissa soon found something that was both constructive and fun – how many of us can say the same? In the mean time, while she tries to figure out what she wants from life like the rest of us, Melissa is writing some brilliant posts and that’s why you’ve got to go check her out now.

 

Now, as you know, I’m more of a lifestyle fan at the best of times, which is why I love reading the blogging tags Melissa has done such as her Versatile Blogger Award tag, but one of my favourite posts from Melissa has to be her Top 10 Under £10. As she says herself, it’s great finding drugstore products that work equally well (if not better than) the highend products that take over our newsfeeds and time lines. Definitely worth reading if you’d like to where to get great makeup at an even better price.

 

I got to know Melissa back when I was part of the GRLPOWR crowd, and I honestly miss talking to her now that I’ve left the group, but I’m so happy to say I’ve had the pleasure of talking to her, and now I want you all to get the opportunity! Just click the links below:

 

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Friday Favourites: Kimberley

Hello hello, I’m heading off to the airport in the next hour or so but we’ve just got time to get today’s post up! Today is all about the lovely Kim from Kimberley Jessica and here’s why you should be following her.

 

Kim is a 19 year old blogger hailing from Hertfordshire. She’s a self-confessed lover of life and all the small things that make it as great as it is. Her blog covers lifestyle, beauty and more so as usual there is something there for everyone to enjoy!

 

We started chatting back during Twitter Chats and from then I’ve always loved our little chats. Kim is incredibly supportive – even when she’s not in a good place herself, Kim always seems to have time to talk to anyone who needs it.

 

I honestly love reading Kim’s posts, so picking just one to feature here was just too difficult. One favourite was Too Many Or Not Enough? where Kim talks about her 23 pets – 23!! I’m extremely jealous, it was enough of a fight for us to get one pet! She’s clearly passionate about this topic, and it helps that there are some adorable pictures along-side this post.

 

Another favourite is A University Student Living At Home. A lot of people think it’s not worth going to university if you’re going to live at home, but this post reminded me of the many reasons I could’ve chosen to live at home. Anyone considering university but afraid to move out, this is the post for you. It’s perfectly fine to stay at home!

 

So these are just a few samples of Kimberley’s posts, and if you’d like to follow her, just click the links below!  Have a great weekend everyone, and I’ll be back Monday to join in chats and everything again.

 

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Friday Favourites: Humaira

Hello and welcome back to another Friday Favourite! Isn’t is strange how fast time is flying by?

 

Today’s post is all about the wonderful Humaira from 1 Week Mary. One day, she decided she wanted to take her love of trying out new things to a new level – every other week, she’d do something different and then write about it so she could develop her love for writing. In between these ‘1 Weekers’ as she calls them, Humaira also throws in a bit of beauty, fashion and lifestyle so there really is always something new to read!

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Between her comments, advice and tweets, she kept me going through the hard days of summer resits. She somehow seem to know exactly what to say and when, and always managed to get me to smile – regardless of how my day was going. She’s incredible at writing posts, too. They’re written so well and it’s clear that she is interested in each one she writes. With the perfect balance of humour, her posts provide a great place to come and read for a while, to forget any negativity, and restart my efforts with a new-found energy. I don’t know how she does it! With positivity shining through all her words, whether on Twitter or on her blog, Humaira helps lift those of us who have the pleasure of talking with her.

 

My favourite post of hers would definitely have to be I Wanted To Quit Blogging simply because it’s so brutally honest. Sometimes it’s easy for outsiders to forget the pressures of blogging, and all that comes along with it. They seem to think we just spout words onto the keyboard and they somehow form these magnificent posts that attract anyone and everyone. They think it’s “so cool” that some bloggers get paid to write certain posts, which can bring about the question “So why don’t you get paid?”.

When I first started blogging, I didn’t read anything online about ‘what a blogger should be like’. I didn’t read any (or at least I don’t think I did) posts on ‘how to be a blogger’ or ‘5 million things bloggers should do’ or ‘if you don’t do this you’re a fake blogger’ – okay, you get it – and all I did was freestyle. I wrote the way I wanted to (which is probably why my first couple of posts are so awkwaaaard), I wrote about whatever I wanted to, I took my pictures the way I wanted to and I posted whenever the heck I wanted to. I had no rules and I was taking everything as it came.

How many of us can relate with this? THIS is why I love reading her blog. Everything is relate-able and you certainly wont regret clicking follow on any of these links!

 

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Friday Favourites: Katy

Yay, this one is hopefully actually going up on time! Anyone else find that their scheduled posts don’t go up at the time they planned?

The first Friday Favourite of the month is going to the ever-energetic Katy from LexiLife95 – head over and check her out!

 

Now, before we go any further I will quickly say: Katy’s middle name is Alex and since she didn’t want her first name popping up unexpectedly she chose to go with a variation of Alex instead, hence Lexi.  Kat’y blog was started as her little space to share her thoughts and hopefully spread a little laughter around the internet “even a smirk or one of those ‘inside your head’ laughs happen.”.

 

Katy always manages to brighten up my day, whether through her tweets, her blogs, her youtube channel, or her snapchat. Not only is she a brilliant blogger, her vlogs and snapchat vlogging are so much fun to watch! Her friendly, approachable nature on the camera is, what I consider, a perfect representation of her personality, and I’m actually delighted that I found her through Twitter.

Back in the summer of 2016, I was going through what I like to call a quarter life crisis. I was turning more and more to blogging, and came across Katy in a Twitter chat. I immediately started to read her blog and found myself getting drawn in easily to everything she was saying. Next thing I knew, she was on YouTube and I could really put a face and a voice to this girl that I’m honestly in awe of! Actually kinda praying I never meet her because I’m going to look ridiculous having a proper fan-girl moment.

 

So, as for my favourite post, this is a rather tricky one! God, that makes it sound like I didn’t like any of her posts but I promise you I did! However, Katy updated her blog and so I can’t access her older posts that I fell in love with! But I did find one of her newer posts that I really enjoyed reading – The Ultimate Blogger Planner.Katy’s review actually made me go out and make my own version of this blogger planner becuase it was just perfect! Maybe when I’ve a bit more money I will buy it… but isn’t her photography awesome??

 

You can find Katy at any of the links and info below, and I honestly couldn’t emphasise how much you should!

 

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Have a lovely weekend everyone! Anyone got any plans?

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Friday Favourites: Eloise

And we’re onto the final Friday Favourite of February! You didn’t think I’d do it, did you? But here we are, and it’s like I’m daily blogging again. To be honest, I kind of am daily blogging… at least for now anyway.

 

The final Friday Favourite for February is the delightful Eloise from Is That Eloise. We first got chatting back when GRLPOWR started up, and now that I’ve left GRLPOWR she is one of the 3 that still talks to me! And is patient enough when I don’t reply for 24 hours because of our awful wifi in this flat…

 

But yes, Eloise is a lifestyle blogger who hails originally from Suffolk, however she’s currently at university in London studying Drama. If you hear of Eloise taking part in a Twitter chat, or anything really for that matter, without a cup of tea in hand then you should know you’re around for a very rare occasion!  Truly, I love chatting with Eloise about anything and everything, especially considering she shares my love for both Grey’s Anatomy and Carmilla!

 

Like Francesca, Eloise does so flipping much behind the scenes for GRLPOWR, and I honestly couldn’t ask for a better person to know I can trust if or when I need someone to talk to.

 

One of my all-time favourite posts of hers has to definitely be Minorities Deserve Better. It’s one of the most empowering, heart-warming posts I have ever had the pleasure of reading:

Do we really need a because? Do we really need a reason? Do we really need to feel so completely let down and unsurprised everytime we turn on our tv. Do we really need another generation to grow up thinking they will never fit in and they will never be happy and they will never find love because that’s all they ever see?
And with that thought, I’ll leave you the links to Eloise’s different social media platforms. Take a look and maybe click on the follow button on each! Or, as today’s her birthday, you could go and wish her a happy birthday!
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Friday Favourites: Charlene

Hello once again and happy Friday! How are you? I’m running slightly behind on these posts which is why there have been 2 this week, and there will be another 2 next week so keep an eye out for them! Actually, they need to go up before the end of the month on Tuesday so I might even squeeze them in this weekend.

 

But yes, today’s post is all about the amazing Charlene!  I started following Charlene on Twitter when I started taking part in chats, and never in my wildest dreams did I imagine she would follow me back, but she did. I’ve now followed her on every social media platform I possibly can, and love watching her snapchat stories during the day. Can you believe it took me a month to realised she was from Glasgow? I had a mini fan girl moment at that point, not going to lie.

 

Charlene is quite simply gorgeous in every way – looks, personality, everything. She’s incredibly supportive, positive, and open. Turning to blogging to express her thoughts and feelings, Charlene has since grown from writing about her mental health, to include other topics such as shopping hauls, book reviews, and lots lots more – there really is something for everyone over on her blog! Her own words when describing her blogging experience so far are:

Starting my blog was the best thing I ever did. I take so much comfort from it. I have met so many wonderful people through it and I am part of the loveliest community ever. I have created my own #beechat community in which I have 1000+ people involved – and my own ‘snail mail’ project – where people write to one another from all over the world (90+ of us so far). People admire me, encourage me and endlessly support me and I just feel like the luckiest girl in the whole wide world.

So what makes me think you would love to follow Charlene’s blog? Well, it was quite hard to pick just one post, however I finally narrowed it down to I’m Back From Malta. While I love reading everything on Charlene’s blog, I do definitely prefer the more personal posts, but I think that’s because that’s what I enjoy writing myself!

 

If you don’t already, you should definitely give her a follow on any/all of her social media links!

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