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So when you are a blogger and actively sharing your life with the people who follow you on your social media handles, it's pretty obvious to state that a lot of people know your s***.
Sometimes you can actually forget just how much you share with complete and utter strangers and to be honest, it doesn't really matter too much what Tom, Dick and Harry think but I'll tell you someone who will.. Your future boss.
Now I'm not saying delete your Twitter exactly but you should definitely hold back on sharing with the world that you're chilling in your pants and watching sponge bob square (happened to a friend of a friend of a friend).
There has to be a line between relatable content and over sharing, right?
I'm at a point in my life where I'm looking for potential career paths within marketing and media.. 
There's that level of importance in maintaining a relatable image to your viewers.. sharing your story and being able to express your emotions. 
That connection is so important but do I really want my boss to know of my 'bad days'?  I'm supposed to be bulletproof, right? cough, cough.
My problem is this, where do you hold back?
It's so easy to find potencial employees online nowadays though, isn't it.
I'm not saying I'm filling out an application for big brother when I'm a teacher but you get there jist.. your future boss isn't going to enjoy your latest tweet that publicly outed a friend who bailed on you for another guy blah blah blah.
We should all remind ourselves on what we choose to share with the world now and then!
For me, blogging is a big part of my life and my direction is within this industry.
Positive and negative attributes are a real part of life and such topics for example mental illnesses, equality, etc SHOULD be addressed more on a social level and I don't think that should be something we hide.. What do you think about this? I'd love to hear your thoughts!

'THE LINE' WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

COLOUR POP




(ALL OUTFIT - ZARA | HAT - JOY | JACKET - VINTAGE | PHOTOS BY Liliana Zaharia)

For the record, I'm never late for anything, I'm invincible; It's something I take pride in actually. Admittedly I can be ridiculously early which isn't a strong point, particularly for events and interviews. I think my record is an hour early and although I don't advise a bloody hour (That's literally an hour in bed, GONE) I do suggest prep time before anything importio... You know, like adults do. Sit down in a coffee shop, relax, mentally reassure yourself that everything is going to be OK (and obviously google EVERYTHING you need to know for the interview - or just walk around the shops like I tend to end up doing to distract myself from a nervous breakdown. I have a few tips for all of you Mr Rabbit's out there.. Lateness is not only rude, it's inconsiderate, don't be that guyyyy

Reset the clock

Set the time to ten minutes late on your clock/devices! You'll actually get there on time then! If you're serious about this and I have your dedication then go for twenty minutes, it looks quite professional when you show up ten minutes early! You'll have a little time to tame the birds nest from running from the bus stop!

City Planner is everything

If you don't live in London, I hear the app is expanding so you can't quite go for this one yet. If you do live in London by the way, how have you not got city planner! It's literally life. It will tell you every minute it will take from your door step to the door step of your destination. It tell's you of the faster route, the bus only route, as well as the tube only route.. even the calories you'll burn! When I moved to Melbourne I missed this app so so much! Schedule yourself to leave a few minutes before though, just in case!

Arrange your go-to's, STAT

You know, the every day, chuck-on and go make up products and clothing. They are usually black clothing from H&M Basics or Primark. If you don't have these than I'll have to um, tell my lazy friend. It's definitely helpful to know your everyday's though - If you didn't have time the night before, they will always be prepared to throw on or chuck into your bag. Arrange your everyday make up into a little make up bag just incase you need to apply on the journey or simply so they're in the same place and saves you routing

SNEAKS

You obviously already have trainers right? You'll walk faster. Obviously.

PUNCTUAL - LIVE UP TO YOUR REP BABE

Don't forget, you wrote it in your CV, live up to it.. If you are meeting your friend, picture their angry/sad face all alone at a coffee table questioning your friendship. You don't want that do you? She takes great selfies! Besides, if you're late are they really wanting to meet with you again? Exxxxactly.

Restrict your phone time

I'm that person who wakes up ten minutes before my alarm in order to get my little browse on the phone out of the way. If you're this lame and you need your morning fix, get into this routine too.. It helps and it also slowly wakes you up.

Hope that helped you in someway.. I know a few faffers who waste the minutes on make their bed extra perfect or singing in the shower and not moving quicker. Allocate your time and you've got this!

DON'T BE MR RABBIT | LATENESS



I'm going through a serious orange/yellow/red stage and I'm rolling with it so let me have my moment, OK. It's getting me out of black for a few months and you know what, I kind of like it.
I saw this look on Instagram and I've always liked a glossy, wet lid... Kylie Jenner was rocking that smokey wet lid last autumn and I became obsessed! So when I saw this statement, I leaped on the bus to find the perfect shade. 
This blusher ticked all of the boxes for me because you can build at it and it works perfectly as an eye shadow too... non-crease and thick pigmentation!
I heard people tend to go with gloss instead of vaseline and I tried both and it's basically the same in terms of wear but you definitely and as expected, needing to maintain this look all day..
Never the less, it's beautiful for that instagram shot and that's obviously what you really want to know ;)

ORANGE SODA



(OUTFIT - ZARA SALE GBP 17.00 | PHOTOS - Liliana Zaharia

I may be the little devil on your shoulder right now but at the moment that kind of sucks for you, doesn't it. Random treats need justifying.. they just feel wrong, like I should be grown up and actually put money into savings... yet, that little black beauty is burning a hole through the walls from across the road as I walk past H&M. I don't particularly know which dress but I KNOW that there is something in there that I love and well, I need it.
I've dished up some excuses for us to take the plunge. I'm just being a good friend and we both want to be happy about life, what's money when you could very well die tomorrow? ..I promise that's my only pessimistic excuse.. cough, even though it's true.

You bloody deserve it!

Yes, you bloody well do. Whether you work 9-5, a full time parent or literally just trying to keep your head above water. Trump is now the president of the United States of America. 
Life is full of bullcrap. 
Treat yourself.

I will look super hot in it..

Yes, you're dam straight you'll look hot! Embrace the little summer we get and all of the good vibes. A pick me up is definitely in order for you my friend!

'I can always take it back' 

One of my favourite scientifically proven facts is definitely how shopping/buying nice things for yourself is good for you. I often pull this fact out of the bag from time to time but I'm giving it to you as a little, don't go without food gesture. If you can't afford it and haven't wore it, tell yourself you will take it back, as simply as that. A little reassurance, just keep your receipt,  It felt good buying it though and if you need it back in your life you know it's meant to be!

But it IS an investment!

..In not only yourself but the people who have to witness you walking around with a face on you. C'mon, think of it like this, it's happiness too, am I right? You basically get to wear it for the rest of your life or you sell it on depop as vintage. You'll be rich.. It's all good.

£80?! I can always skip coffee maybe lunch for a week?

Take cold toast if you have too! Make it happen.. The worst case scenario you eat at your mates, you suddenly decide you hate it one day and instead make beautiful cushion covers for your room, SORTED.

I haven't bought myself something in ages!

Chances are you've been pretty good at saving, maybe you haven't but I definitely know how christmas feels like ages ago now and how you tried to forget about those few little big gifts from you to you.. If it makes you feel better, sell a pair of old shoes on gumtree. Done.

Pay day does exist you know.

Not that I need to remind you that. Whether it be 7 days or 17, it will roll around again. Unless you don't have a job or are a student or something. In that case, let's hope it goes on sale babes.

Your bae needs cheering up..

Yes, blame it on them. How nice are you though! Making yourself look all nice for the bae.
Your bae can also mean your dog or hamster. Trust me they know.

I'll actually do something with my life now. 

It's enough of a reason to leave the house. Why would you let a perfectly beautiful and clean dress go to waste. Now you can actually live life to the full! Your life is literally complete!

Oh, and also did I mention, YOU DESERVE IT. Well, yes, you do. Go get it girl!

EXCUSES TO BUY THAT DRESS


For as long as I can remember I have been on the hunt for the perfect oil for my hair. An oil that wasn't going to make my hair immediately  greasy when used between washes.. That was going to keep a sleek and healthy texture until my next wash, avoiding the straighteners.. But also an oil that was going to make my hair shine like a batboy! Say hello to Diamond Oil by Redken
I'm openly admitting my obvious obsession with Redken and I'm not shamed either because I can't even find the right words to describe how it actually MAKES my hair a million times better.
From the minute I wash my hair, starting with Colour Magnetics to finishing off with Quick Dry Finishing Hairspray
I can't stress enough the importance of using good products when you have bleached/coloured hair - I've really seen a difference in the overall maintenance and health of my hair and honestly, you should definitely invest in your hair if you wish to go with these crazy colours! Your colour will be less lightly to fade, will maintain shine and less likely to break.. basically it's a no brainer!
Let me know your routine! I would love to hear about the products that work best for you!

SHINE BRIGHT | REDKEN

(SNEAKERS, TOP, TROUSERS - ZARA | CHAIN - AMAZON | KEYRING - H&M | EARRINGS - FOREVER21)
Clearly I'm loving Zara right now, there's no denying nor is there any excuse for this bout of spending I'm currently being subject to addressing. Gone were the days you had your mum telling you not to spend your money on crap.  It can't go on and it's getting out of hand. None the less, I give to you my inner sporty spice of Kings road!
Take note of my key ring obsession.. I think 5 have made it into my shopping back in the past week!

THE SNEAKS

Say hello to Kimmy! Don't let her angelic facial features and delicate pixie-cut fool you..  She means business! Kimmy is the creator behind The Alkonost!
Check out Kimmy's latest collections over on the link provided for more!

SILVER + GOLD

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