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Behind the Blog Feat Confetti and Curves

A &C: Hi everyone, an extra little post for you all today! I know we don’t normally post on a Tuesday, but today is an exciting day… we are being featured on the lovely Karens blog: Confetti and Curves! Karen runs a feature called “Behind the Blog” where a different blogger is featured each post, answering questions about them and their blog. Meaning you get to learn more about them/discover new blogs!

We both absolutely love this idea, so were super happy when Karen said she was happy to feature us! Make sure you check out her blog here/her twolittleowls post here and let us know what you think! We hope you love it! #twolittleowls

Guest Posting for Random Musings!

A & C: hi guys! Just a quick extra post today to let you know that we have written a guest post for the lovely Random Musings! It is featured on her amazing blog today so click here to go and have a look – it is an amazing carrot cake recipe if we do say so ourselves!

Make sure you also check out the rest of her site as she has amazing lifestyle posts to catch up on and regularly features other guest bloggers – the perfect way to find new blogs that you will love! Hope you like it! #twolittleowls

The Impossiblity of a Work/Life Balance.

sC: I have been thinking about writing this post for ages… but wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to say/how to write it down. I am not sure if many of you readers know but I am one busyyy lady. I work full time as well as doing my Masters part time at Lincoln Uni. I also part manage this blog, am in the process of buying/doing up a house and I am starting volunteering soon as a psychology assistant. Quite frankly, there are not enough hours in the day.

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And when I see rubbish like this… I think. Well I’m also not rich/can’t afford a thousand assistants, I’m not that pretty and my bum definitely isn’t as bootalicious. However, I do have a bit of advice that I can give to those who are trying to multi-task a thousand different projects and feel like they are drowning in their to do list.

1. chill. I often get in a flap about all the stuff I have to do, and I have learnt from Annie (who mostly just ignores me/tells me to shut up) that you need to write down all of your jobs and prioritise them. Obviously you can’t do this with work, as you have to go (unfortunately) but if you have no food in the cupboard, but 500 words of your assignment to write… I would recommend the food. 

2. Don’t work a thousand hours a week. I struggle with this one, but if you aren’t coping you need to tell your manager and reduce your hours. Most will be very good about it, especially if they were aware of your other commitments when you started working for them. 

3. Set yourself an achievable target and stick to it. My current target is 1000 words a week to complete in my days off. This is easy for me as I clearly like rambling on, and I am only writing up the first draft of my thesis so if its rubbish (which it usually is) it doesn’t matter. I like to squeeeeeze all of this into my first day off, so I don’t have to think about it for the rest of the week. I have a chart on my office wall which I tick when it is done so I can snapchat Annie a pic of it and feel super proud!

4. Actually have days off to do something you enjoy. I am bad for this, I feel guilty about not being busy/working but its really important. On Saturday I was grumpy and didn’t want to do my uni work on my only day off so I didn’t! I ate cheese with Annie and I painted my new bedside cabinets! I felt completely refreshed and so much less stressed after a day off! We all need it. 

5. Brain food. Apparently oats are good for the brain, but obviously pick ‘n’ mix/biscuits and a cup of tea are good for your mental health too. As a psychologist I am obvs right about this. Snacking (healthy snacks are acceptable too) will help keep you going, especially if you are sat at a desk. If your blood sugar drops you will feel tired and irritable, so keep yourself going and don’t live off caffeine! 

6. Have good friends. I am so busy all the time, that I often don’t have a lot of spare time for socialising or just popping for a cup of tea and a catch up. I have struggled in the past with people not accepting this and thinking I am being rude/ignoring them. My friends at the moment all work, have children and have other things going on and understand how busy I am. Good friends will still be there for you if you haven’t seen them in weeks and will be sympathetic/tell you how amazing you are when you explain! I am lucky as I get to see Annie all the time, as our boyfriends are also friends so we often just go over to each others for tea! 

7. Treat yourself. You are amazing/the best multi-tasking genius ever. It’s pay day, you have been looking after your thousands of children/writing the one millionth word of your thesis and you deserve something nice. Whether thats the large amount of money I just spent on the Illamasqua website or a meal out with your lesser half/friends, everyone deserves some me time and a little prezzie!

8. Don’t beat yourself up about not achieving everything/not being Beyonce. We are human, we are lazy sometimes and we can’t do everything. Seriously. Spending a day watching your SATC box set (or your tv rubbish of choice) when it is nice and sunny outside and you are still in bed is perfectly acceptable, we all do it. Most people just pretend they don’t. 

I know this is a bit of a strange post from us, but it is something that has been on my mind recently and I know others feel the same! Hope it helps some people, be that with some good advice or just by knowing we are all in the same boat! #twolittleowlsblog

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The Beauty Blogger of the Month Award

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A & C: The lovely Rach at rachwat has nominated us for The Beauty Blogger of the Month Award, and we are super happy!! Rach runs a fashion and beauty blog which you should definately go and check out for some serious style inspo.

The Beauty Blogger of the Month Award is something which Cecilia over at Cecilia’s Corner has started – it’s an amazing idea which helps all of us bloggers get to know one another. Click here for her post on the award, with all of the rules and regulations.

Here are the questions Cecilia has set for nominees to answer…

1. Where does your makeup inspiration come from?

A: Chloe and my Mum I guess, I used to be super rubbish at make-up but now I love it like an addiction. My Mum has beautiful skin and hardly needs to wear any make-up so I try not to wear too much either, but Chloe has taught me the ways of contouring and blending.

C: My sister taught me so much about make-up, and I love watching Zoella and Essie Button videos for inspo.

2. What are 3 of your makeup Holy Grail products you cannot live without?

A: Mac Prep & Prime BB cream, Benefit They’re Real Mascara and Body Shop Tea Tree Facial Wash (i know this isn’t make-up but it really is one of my Holy Grail products!)

C: Elf eyebrow kit – best I have tried and super cheap! Benefit they’re real mascara and Clinique dramatically different moisturising gel – not make up but gives me the perfect base for applying my face!

3. What is your makeup signature look which you have on most of the time?

A: Liquid liner and nude/brown based lip colour.

C: a smokey eye, winged eyeliner and nude lipstick.

4. Let us know your favorite makeup brands?

A: bare Minerals and Mac.

C: Mac, benefit, rimmel

5. Your ultimate makeup pet peeve?

A: Bad eyeliner flicks. And thick black pencil under the water line. ARGH!

C: foundation lines round your chin/jaw and bad blending!

6. You’ve heard about all the hype on this makeup item, bought it, tried it and don’t understand what all the fuss is about…Name that product!

A: Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser… I’m sorry everyone! I just don’t get it!

C: benefit browzings! It’s good… But my elf version does just as good a job and it’s a fraction of the price!

7. Concealer OR foundation ONLY for the rest of your life. Choose one and tell us the reason!

A: I don’t wear a liquid foundation but I’m not sure I could manage without my bare Minerals powder!

C: foundation. I don’t get very many blemishes etc

And our nominations are…

Act Fashionably

Beauty in Beta

Which Beauty Box UK

That Friday Girl

Cocktails & Crochet

Look Beyond Beauty

As Seen By Bea

We’ve had so much fun doing this, and we can’t wait to see your answers – good luck!!

Love Annie & Chloe xxx

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The VERY Inspiring Blogger Award

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We received the VERY inspiring Blogger Award this week from Nat & Dani at Make Up Your Cupcake, which was really lovely. We can’t thank them enough – they run a duo blog like ours so it’s super nice to get some support from them. Head to their blog to check it out, click here.

The rules for this award are:

  • Thank and link the amazing person (people, in our case!) who nominated you
  • List the rules and display the award
  • Share seven facts about yourself
  • Nominate fifteen other amazing blogs and remember to comment on their blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them (provide a link to your post).

This rule is optional you can proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog e.g. on your sidebar and also follow the blogger that nominated you.

Now the fun part… Seven facts about us:

1. Annie has cankles.

2. Chloe makes the BEST millionare shortbread ever. Annie has banned her from making it because it makes us too fat.

3. We both love to drink homemade cocktails. It usually ends badly.

4. We both love the film Frozen. Annie downloaded the soundtrack and listens to it constantly and Chloe has watched the DVD about 50 million times.

5. Annie’s favourite make up product at the moment is her MAC BB cream, she reviewed the other day, you can find it here!

6. Chloe’s favourite beauty product at the moment is her Korres eyeliner – mentioned in her every day make up post here!

7. We can’t wait for the sunny weather to arrive so we can make a homemade slide in Annie’s garden from poltythene and fairy liquid!

And our nominations are…

http://thelittlescottishcorner.com/

http://beasbeautyblog.com/

http://anxiouslybold.wordpress.com/

http://whatshedoesnow.com/

http://pearlsandparis.com/

http://mothloves.wordpress.com/

http://imwritinginpen.wordpress.com/

http://beautyinbeta.co.uk/

http://eleseaesthete.com/

http://aroomforthought.wordpress.com/

http://houseofbargain.wordpress.com/

http://littlebitsoph.com/

http://geoffreyandgrace.com/

http://franmakeupmenu.com/

http://thefashionhuntress.wordpress.com/

Please also vote for us in the Cosmo/Next Blog Awards! We would really appreciate it if you follow/enjoy our blog. We are going for the Next Newcomer Blog Award which you can find here and for the Best New Beauty Blog category here! Please do let us know if you have nominated us, we would love to hear from you/thank you! #twolittleowlsblog

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