To vlog or not to vlog

To vlog or not to vlog? A thought I can’t seem to get out of my head at the moment, I’m sure there are many other amateur bloggers out there who are asking themselves the same question. In case you don’t know, vlogging is basically recording your day to day activities on a camera and publishing them on your blog.

Vloggers are often YouTube pros and have already been uploading videos of themselves for years, more often that not, showing their loyal fans how to perfect contouring and reviewing the latest beauty products. Vlogging is big news at the moment. Hundreds of twenty-somethings are making thousands of pounds and working full time as YouTubers and Vloggers.

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Highs of the week #2

Highs of the week #2

So it seems November is going ridiculously fast. It feels like just yesterday I was writing Highs of the week #1.

I’ve been researching lots of goodies online this week trying to get some inspiration for Christmas gifts and what I should actually ask Santa (my mum) for. There are so dreamy things around at the moment, I’m particularly obsessed with homeware and anything Whistles related at the moment. Here is what else I’ve been loving this week:

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30 things that happen when you move in with your boyfriend: The sequel


Because you learn so much more one year in.

1. That little job of theirs, putting the bins out once a week, will soon become one of your least favourite past times. Well leaving for work covered in bin juice and egg shell remnants is always a winner isn’t it?

2. That £10 bottle of Sanctuary Luxury Bath Foam will go down a lot quicker than you thought because apparently it makes their skin oh so soft.

3. Tackling brown stains on the bottom of the toilet will becoming your least favourite routine on a Saturday.

4. They will know your period cycle better than you and casually book in a weekend and evenings with the lads during your ‘dark time’.

5. You will ring them in hysterics every time Netflix is ‘currently unavailable’.

6. Your Sky bill will slowly start to increase and you’ll find that little gem of a channel, BT Sport, has creeped into your TV listings. Now how did that get there?

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What’s on my Christmas wish list?

Like Pinterest, Polyvore is quickly becoming one of my favourite websites. It’s a great way to collate all my best-loved things in one place. Polyvore is a super chic website where you can create digital mood boards of fashion, beauty and interior. WARNING: it’s very addictive! Here’s a few things I’ve put on my Christmas wish list. You can follow me on Polyvore by searching Mary Olivia Blogs. See you there!
Christmas wish list

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5 ways to beat the Monday blues

1. Achieve something early 

Monday mornings are always a challenge. For many of us we are still in ‘weekend mode’ so it’s often hard to get motivated. Much of my Monday is spent reading emails and catching up on the last two days so I often feel by lunchtime that I haven’t really achieved anything. Over the past few weeks I have been setting myself small, achievable tasks that I can complete and tick off before I start my working day. It can be something simple as putting the bins out or putting a load of laundry on. I’m currently writing a weekly review of the X Factor Sunday results show for Metro Online so I often wake up early on a Monday to write and file my article. I’m also going to start running Monday mornings too.

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