5 reasons why you should start your own blog.

A lot of people go into the blogging industry dreaming fame and money. Unfortunately the blogging world is pretty competitive and an easy success is not realistic. But there is way more to blogging than it meets the eye. So here are some realistic reasons why you should create your own blog.

  •  Creating Relationships

Even if its a comment every once in a while or a casual conversation the blogging community from my personal experience is very nice. By creating your blog you get the chance to talk with people, exchange ideas and even make new friends.

  • Improve Your Writing

By writing a lot of posts you can evolve and improve your writing without the anxiousness of grades and strict teachers.

  • Create a Portfolio

If you are interested in the writing, social media, blogging, youtubing, marketing….. etc. industries chances are your potential bosses will want to review your work. Having a blog that you have worked on for a long time ready for submission makes things a lot easier.

  • Attract Opportunities

As you must be aware blogging is a growing field. This means that companies are interested in bloggers and having a blog might get you an invite to a cool event or even a free product to try out. Of course you should not begin blogging just for that but its a great addition to all of the above.

  • Create

Every person is different. But we all have the need to express ourselves. By creating new blogging content you have a nice hobby through which you can show your true self in a fun way.

Why did you start blogging? Let me know in the comments below.

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The easiest way to switch up your space with Desenio.

There are times that we feel like we want to switch up our spaces. But if you don’t want to spend a fortune or a lot of time there are not many things you can do. An easy way to make a change in your space without breaking the bank is with posters.

Desenio offers a wide variety of posters suitable for every different space and taste.

I wanted something for my bedroom wall since my DIY was not really successful. I chose these three gorgeous A4 posters to fit in my tiny space.

I chose this little minimalistic Breathe Poster because sometimes we ned to remind ourselves to relax and take it easy.

I also chose this Diamond Poster because look at it!!!

Last, I got this Don Draper Poster with an inspiring quote because who doesn’t need some inspiration?

Although I didn’t do anything significant my room really changed and I love the way it turned out.

And the kind people at Desenio are offering my followers 25% off posters* with the code NAYA between 12th – 14th of December.

*Except for handpicked-/collaboration posters and frames”.

Check out Desenio and let me know what you think.

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Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow – Review 

Today I will be talking about a product I fell in love with. When I received it I had no idea it even existed and I hadn’t realized how much I needed it.

What is it?


According to the website it’s a “Light-reflecting face primer”.

What does it do?

It’s core of fluorescent light diffuser will capture light to illuminate the skin. It will smooth over wrinkles and its anti-aging properties will stimulate collagen, enhancing skin elasticity.

The packaging.

Charlotte Tilbury’s packaging is gorgeous and this is not any different. It has a clear body embellished with the classic Charlotte Tilbury reddish brown and coppery rose gold that is also on the lid.

The formula.

As far as the formula is concerned it is really hydrating and smooth. But it is really sheer so do not expect any “makeup like” coverage.

How to use it?

  1. First a foremost as a primer underneath your foundation. I personally don’t use it as a primer just because it is really subtle and I feel foundation covers it’s gorgeous shine.
  2. As a foundation topper. (My personal favorite.) Having combination to oily skin I always go for matte foundations thus I cannot achieve the on-trend dewy look  that all of the makeup world is raving about. But now with the Wonderglow I can get the brightness back on my skin without the oiliness of a non-matte foundation. It’s the best of both worlds really.
  3. On its own for your no makeup days to give a simple glow. But because as I mentioned it doesn’t provide any coverage you will probably end up throwing a BB cream in the mix.

Would I recommend it?

Yes! For someone who wishes to achieve a dewy everyday look. Especially for older ages when the skin loses some of its brightness, elasticity and moisture it is a must.

Have you tried any Charlotte Tilbury products? Let me know in the comments below!

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* This post contains pr package products. All opinions are my own.

5 Benefits of owning a dog (+ An absurd amount of my dog’s pictures)

A lot of people are in the process of considering getting a dog. So it’s logical for people to wonder why getting a dog is a good thing. So here are the things that I found changed for the better when I got my little baby Bella.

First day home

Mental

Having a dog around constantly happy, faithful and willing to lend a paw (no? Ok ) has been scientifically proven to improve your psychological situation.

Physical

As you know dogs need walks. That means you kind of have to get out of bed and walk. (Really Naya? Really?) Anyway this is great for your physical health as it gives you a motive to do more.

Silly Dog

Connection

In the era of social media and disconnection dogs really just want to be with you. Having a someone present (even a dog) is always reassuring.

Sleepy Baby

Good Teacher

Owning a dog means you have to care for it. (I am great at stating the obvious today) Anyway, caring for a dog teaches you how to care for other people as well. This is especially great when you are in a serious relationship or if someday you hope to have a child. You will be so much more prepared to care for someone other than yourself if you already do this for your pet.

Paws

Motive to continue

Especially for people with depression and other relevant psychological disorders owning dogs is said to be pretty beneficial. It gives the you motive to keep going strong since you have a creature who is totally dependent from you.

Eating my new Charlotte Tilbury cream 😭

Weird sleeping positions Do you have a pet? What other benefits have you noticed?

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5 Apps Every Content Creator Needs

1. Lightroom (Free)

I love using Lightroom for two things. First of all I use it to up the exposure of my photos. From all the photo editing apps I have tried Lightroom gives the most natural result. I also use Lightroom to adjust the colors of my photos to match my blueish Instagram theme!

2. Canva (Free)

You can do so many things with Canva. Create highlight covers for Instagram stories, cards, Pinterest images and so much more. (If you would like a dedicated tutorial let me know in the comments below.)

3. UNUM (Free)

UNUM is a pretty straight forward app. You can use it to plan your Instagram feed. (Something I definitely should start doing more.) I like it, because it gets updated automatically whenever you update your Instagram profile!

4. Hype Type (Free)

Did you ever see a story with animated text? Hype Type does exactly that. You can choose the style and color. Keep in mind that although the app is free the video comes with a watermark that you have to pay to remove.

5. Pixabay (Free)

Pixabay is a great source for free high quality photography. Keeping up with blogging photography is hard and sometimes you need a little help. But you should always use someone’s work with their permission. That’s why Pixabay offers photos without copyright limitations.

What are your favorite content creating apps? Let me know in the comments below!

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Morning Skincare Routine

Today I would like to share with you guys my morning routine that I do everyday some days,if I remember and I am not already an hour late. Although I understand the benefits of a ten step skin care routine this is not something I can do. So here’s my small, humble morning skincare routine.

Cleansing

L’Oréal Ideal Fresh Foaming Cleanser

I like this cleanser because it’s pretty heavy duty. It takes off all of my makeup and dirt off my face. But because it’s so strong it’s also really drying. If you have a dry skin I would not recommend.

Moisturizing

Clinique Eye Cream

I’ve been using this eye cream for a while and I am not really crazy about it. It is somewhat moisturizing but not out of this world best eye cream around.

Charlotte Tilbury Face Cream

Last, I use my Charlotte Tilbury face cream. I really like it because it’s really moisturizing and has SPF which helps cut my routine further down. Check out the full review!

Do you have any eye cream recommendations? Let me know in the comments below!

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Making your blog legal (The lazy way)

From online research there are two basic things your blog needs to be “legal”. A disclosure policy if you are earning anything from your blog and a privacy policy if you collect any of the user’s data (such as email). Simple enough right? Well no! Since I am not a lawyer or affiliated with one composing these documents myself is impossible. The good news? There are sites that do the work for you for free! You just answer a series of questions and the site composes the policies for you. You just copy and paste them into a page of your blog! Of course if you have a big blog through which you receive significant income the sound choice is to consult a professional lawyer but for beginners like me I think this will suffice. Here you can compose your Privacy Policy and here the Disclosure Policy. I have tried both sites and you can check the results in the corresponding pages of my blog.

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Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer and the information provided are from personal experience and not professional advice.

Review-Vivid matte liquid lipstick 

First I have to say I am a hardcore Maybelline fan. Really good quality products with greater price tags! But this product was a total FAIL. The color I’m reviewing is the 05 nude flush!


But let’s start with the good stuff!

  • Beautiful, sturdy packaging
  • Great color selection ( ten honestly lovely shades from nudes to reds and even some extravagant purples)
  • Does not dry your lips at all. On the contrary it’s pretty hydrating!
  • Easy to use applicator that glides on the lips.


Sounds like a dream right? Well…

  • It does NOT dry matte. No matter how thin of a layer you put , no matter how long you wait it will never be completely matte. (Hence the not drying part). In the end I guess we can’t have the best of both worlds.

  • The color is significantly lighter on the lips and it’s not at all buildable.
  • It transfers like crazy and you’ll have to reapplicate every ten freaking minutes.

Even if I could look away from the fact that it’s not matte the formula is still really bad. I will not be repurchasing!

What is your favorite matte lipstick? Do you have better suggestions?

    • Mr. Kate inspired wall art

      A while back Mr. Kate visited Joslyn Davis’ place and together made this DIY pink and white wall art.

      Source
      It’s a really simple DIY but because I’m lazy (and broke) I simplified it even more. You will need:

      • Three white wall frames

      Download sketches. You can use all the tools I did for an hour without additional payment. And then get creative! Print your creations and frame them to the wall! That simple!


      Here’s how it turned out! 

      My parents hated it but I love it. It’s really simplistic and cute. If you like how it looks and want the same yourselves here are the pictures I made.