NYX Giveaway

Hello, everyone! I will keep today`s post short, because not only am I melting, but I had the worst shopping day! As some of you might be aware, next week I am going on holiday, so I had to get some cute summer clothes. And for whatever reason, I thought that shopping at Stratford Westfield City would be a good idea. I mean, I work there, so I should have known better! It was packed, there were clothes everywhere, and I hated it. Then, on my way home, the District Line had severe delays, and I was stuck for 30 minutes between platforms.

But enough about me! When I was shopping for my holiday, I realised that most of you are going away or you just recently returned from your trip. And holidays equal healthy skin, and when we can`t have that, we cheat with a goof highlighter. So that`s what I had in mind when I got this palette; hopefully, you like it. The giveaway is open internationally, from 24.08 to 30.08. I know the time it`s short, but I am leaving on 1st of September and won`t be back until 21st. 

Again, I hope you will enjoy this giveaway and if you think it sucks, don`t worry, there`s a big one coming in October. May the odds be ever in your favour and the room temperature below 30 degrees!

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Weekly Favourites

Hello, everyone! Before we begin, I have a small announcement: from now on, there will be regular posts every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. I have decided to be a better blogger, because not only do I enjoy it, but you also deserve it. There, I said it! I feel very inspired and motivated, plus now that everything has settled in my personal life, I can organise my time better. OK, now that we cleared this up, let`s chat about the five things I loved this week.

1. Seventeen Blogger Network Meet Up
It was a Thursday, and it was the best blogging event I have attended so far. I enjoyed playing with makeup, meeting new people and learning tips from professionals like Rollo Goldstaub and Katie Snooks. I  wrote an entire post about it if you want to find out more.

2. #Girlboss by Sophia Amoruso
This book may not be a masterpiece, but it has a powerful message and after reading it, I have never felt more motivated. It`s a manifest for powerful women, for going after what you want and being your own person. It`s hard to say in a few sentences why this book is so empowering, so there will be a review about it tomorrow. Usually, I post my book reviews on Carmen`s Reading Corner, but this blog has more followers, so this time I will bend the rules.

3. Don`t Trust The B---- In Apartment 23
I don`t understand why this show was cancelled; it was hilarious! It`s about a small town girl, June, who moves to New York and has to survive living in the big city. After she loses her job, she moves in with Chloe, a socialite/con artist. They start to develop a beautiful friendship and balance each other lives. Chloe makes June more outgoing, while June serves as Chloe`s conscience. It`s an excellent show; you can find it on Netflix if you want a good laugh.

4. Instagram
After I had started a second blog, I focused my original Instagram on that and turned it into a Bookstagram, as professionals call it:)) So I have made a second account, @BeautyNerd20, where I post pictures of my daily life, beauty, fashion. I am still working on finding a theme that I like, but it would mean a lot if you would follow me.

P.S. I go on holiday in 2 weeks, so I will finally have some interesting photos:)

5. Gabby`s (Velvet Ghost) stationery for Primark

I love buying notebooks, even though I use less than half of them. But like shoes, I like having them in a corner and staring at them. So when I saw these goodies in Primark, I couldn`t leave them there, could I? I love the pastel colours and the gold details, plus they were ridiculously cheap. I have started writing my blogging goals in the small notebook, and it`s a great motivation exercise.

I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know in the comments what things you loved this week. Don`t forget to leave your links; I love checking your blogs. But no Spam and Follow for Follow, please, leave real comments.

Seventeen Blogger Network Meet Up

Yesterday I attended the Seventeen Blogger Network Meet Up, and it was amazing so I had to share it with you guys! Being my second event, I was pretty nervous about it. However, it was done in such a lovely manner, that even an extremely shy person like myself was in its element. It was a smaller gathering, so it was the perfect opportunity to chat with everyone there. Truth be told, I think I was a bit awkward at some points and retreated into a corner, but I did talk with some lovely girls, so 10 points for Gryffindor! 

As most of you are aware, Seventeen is a drugstore brand, and it`s part of Boots Company. I have tried a couple of products from them, and I very much liked them, the 3 Way Highlighter being my favourite. Once you arrived at the event, there were little stands where you could play with makeup and try everything.

The event had three speakers, and I have found all of their information very useful. Starting with the latest makeup trends and ending with tips to grow your blog, the people that were chosen were a good much because they had good knowledge of the business. 
Makeup artist Vanesa Guallar had a simple, but effective makeup tutorial focused on highlighting and it will probably be the look I will go for when I`m on holiday (2 more weeks, yay). She was funny; she had useful tips and I love the fact that she went for a look that it`s easy to recreate. After that, Katie Snooks and Rollo Goldstaub (Youtube and Google Strategic Partner Manager) gave us some tips on how to have better blog/ Youtube channel. While Rollo was more focused on the Youtube part, the same tips can be applied on blogging, so I will make sure to keep in mind everything that he said.

My favourite part of the evening was when I met Katie. She was so friendly and nice, but most important, down to Earth. Her ten tips for bloggers were spot on, and I loved the fact that she acknowledged the fact that success does not come over time. The talk with her was so inspiring, and it really made me thin what I want to do with my blog. For two years, blogging was an on and off hobby, but now I am determined to commit to it!

In the end, I would like to thank everyone who made this meeting possible! All the girls have been so friendly and welcoming, making it a successful event! Also, thank you so much for the gifts, some of these products are favourites of mine, and some are new goodies that I can`t wait to test!