OVERSPENDING & SOCIAL MEDIA; THE REALITY / AD

The phenomenon of influencers, has exploded in the last couple of years and as a result, whether intentional or not, we have an impact on our followers.  What do we have influence over you ask? People spending money. In our ever-evolving world, we have become the online equivalent of a newspaper ad or those pesky leaflets you get through your letterbox that immediately go straight into the recycling.

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IS SOCIAL MEDIA DRIVING US INTO DEBT? / AD

Clothing items, beauty products, airlines, hotels - you name it, influencers can and will promote it. In short, this is leading to people believing they need to live an unattainable lifestyle, encouraging people to try to emulate their favourite influencers. This pursuit of perfection is expensive and โ€˜influencer envyโ€™ can really take its toll on peopleโ€™s finances, not to mention mental wellbeing.

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HEY, REMEMBER ME?

The one criticism I have about being self-employed is the "self" part. When things start to become overwhelming or if there's too much work to juggle or when you catch a dreaded 10 day cold... well, it all falls quite heavy on your shoulders. There's no annual leave, there's no compassionate leave, there's nobody to pick up the phone for you when you're on the loo - nada. 

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LET'S HAVE A CHAT: JULY EDITION

I've always loved reading more personal, intimate posts, and so it's such a nice way for me to share more of my real life, not just my 'online persona' with you all! It's a space where I can discuss what I've been up to that month - whether it's cool things I've done with friends or even fun events I've been lucky to attend - but also, things I've been loving. 

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CONSTRUCTED CONTENT VS REALITY; MY UNFILTERED THOUGHTS

The landscape of blogging, and online content creation, has certainly changed over the years - especially with the stratospheric rise of Instagram. Bloggers were once loved for being the girlโ€™s next door, your online best friend, and having a relatable authenticity that differentiated themselves from the magazines and models โ€“ but that's not so much the case these days

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SHOP MY INSTAGRAM OUTFITS: JULY

You guys seemed to really like - and appreciate - last months instalment so here we are, back again, with the July edition. Whenever I post a new photo on Instagram, I get tonnes of questions about where a certain piece is from and so although I try to answer everyone's questions, it's a bit harder to link everyone directly in the comments, so I thought having all of the items - or similar - in one place would be handy for you all.

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