A Lazy Sunday Routine

Sunday routine

Sundays are the perfect time to unwind with a cup of tea, (or a glass of wine) have a good ol’ pamper and prepare for the week ahead.

My Sunday morning usually starts with the biggest lie in, usually until around half 10/11 ish, although sometimes it can be longer (no joke – Matt and I once slept in until 3.30pm, oops). Once we’ve awoken from the most heavenly sleep, we head downstairs for a delicious brunch consisting of bacon, eggs and tea, all served with an episode or two of F.R.I.E.N.D.S.

Sunday routine, brunch

As Sundays are purely designed to be as lazy as possible, I don’t usually bother to change out of my pyjamas, although I do *occasionally* make the effort to wash my face…

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A Note About Belonging In The Blogging Community

the blogging community

Last week, I tweeted about the fact that I’d managed to land myself a small writing position for a travel guide website and the amount of support that I received was UNREAL. I’ve seriously never seen such wonderful words of encouragement and congratulations and I can’t believe that hundreds of people that I’ve never even met could be so lovely and inclusive.

That’s what led me to writing today’s post. To say thank you. Thank you so much. I can’t even explain how amazing the blogging community is, and I truly feel so lucky to be a part of it.

I know there is often quite a bit of drama that circulates the Blogosphere, particularly on Twitter, but I honestly have to say that I’ve never experienced anything negative from my time here. All I ever get is the loveliest girls offering advice, words of encouragement and the most genuine comments I’ve ever had. If you saw my Facebook post, you’ll know that I had a bit of a *thing* with my IRL friends who I don’t speak to anymore, but since being involved in the blogging community I’ve never felt more included and loved.

I know this is getting *quite* soppy but I just had to document just how bloody grateful I am to each and every single person who reads my blog. To the people who leave comments or even just like one of my tweets; it genuinely makes me so bloody happy. There’s always this stigma in blogging regarding the ‘numbers game’ and it’s definitely not about that for me, but the community that I’m surounding myself with makes me feel like the luckiest person in the world.

I can’t even begin to list the amount of incredible people that I’ve come to know because of blogging, because there’s literally so many. These girls are people that I talk to and engage with every single day, simply because they make my day a little bit brighter. I know if I have a burning question about the latest GOT theory, I can turn to Twitter. Or if I ask for the best foundation recommendation, I know I can turn to my favourite beauty bloggers for the best advice around.

Blogging can often be perceived to be seperated into cliques and cliches but I honestly haven’t experienced anything but inclusiveness and positivity. I’ve gained an overwhelming amount of confidence since I started blogging, but that’s a whole other post for another time!

I’m so lucky that if I ever post a selfie to Instagram, I know that there will be an abundance of beautiful girls offering their compliments and while this could be perceived to be shallow, it’s actually an incredible confidence boost. To know that these people, who are effectively strangers, are being so nice and welcoming, it really warms my heart.

I’m also lucky enough that whenever I scroll through Instagram or Twitter, I know I’ll be greeted with the most wonderful and inspiring content from the girls that I admire the most. I can’t believe how much I learn from these girls, and how much they lift me up and inspire me each and every day. As I previously mentioned, I couldn’t even begin to list my favourite bloggers because we’d be here until next year, but I’m sure you know who you are.

So, it’s to the girls (and the occassional boy) that I say thank you. Thank you ever so much for allowing me to be a part of this wonderful community. Thank you for continuing to inspire me and thank you for always, always being there.

You guys are bloody awesome.

What are your favourite things about the blogging community? Let me know in the comments or on Twitter @imjustagirl_16.

The One Face Mask You Need In Your Collection!

L'Oreal face mask

Unless you’ve been hibernating or living under a rock for the past few months, you will have heard all about the highly coveted L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay Detox Mask. This face mask has fast become a staple in many blogger’s collection, so I thought I’d give it a whirl to see what all the fuss was about…

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Joe’s Kitchen – Places To Eat In York

Joe's kitchen, places to eat in York

Trying new places to eat is one of my favourite things to do, especially considering the fact that I’ve always been a fussy eater; it feels like now I’m making up for it!

Matt and I try to go on date night a few times a month, and one of our favourite things to do is to try out different restaurants. Seeing as we venture out into the culinary world quite a lot, I thought I’d start a mini series and document all my favourite spots to eat in York!

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33 Thoughts That Every Girl Has On Their Period

thoughts that every girl has on their period

There was one time, a few weeks ago, when dear old Mother Nature paid me a visit and at 11pm on a Saturday night, she had me in tears because I’d put too much Sudocrem on my face.

Sudocrem.

Matt couldn’t speak properly for about 15 minutes as he was laughing too much and he found the whole situation genuinely hilarious. I, however, did not.

That incident however, led me to writing today’s post as that’s not the only thing that happens when shark week arrives…

Here’s 33 thoughts that every girl has when it comes to leak week:

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