Friday, 3 November 2017

2nd Year Update & Uni Room Tour

So, I'm finally back, its been over two months since my last blog post and I have a little explanation. When moving into our new home we had a few struggles with the internet and weren't able to get it until 3 weeks after move in, which made it hard to write any blog posts or in fact do much of anything at all as we all ran out of data very quickly. After that jumping into 2nd year has been crazy, our first assignment just ended and another has just begun and I must admit it's going scarily too fast.

Finally here is the much awaited room tour that I promised all those months ago!

Where to start.. Well, in September I moved down to our lovely little house in Falmouth to start my second year at University and I still can't quite believe I'm already in my second year and only have another University year left before I graduate, oh how time flies. I'm currently living with 3 other girls who all study Fashion and Textile degrees.

As you may be able to tell, I've kept my room very minimal colours with a large majority of it being white, with small bits of pink and grey. 

One of my favourite features about my room is the clothing rack, as I feel it gives my room a little bit of personality and allows me to hang some of my favourite and most worn bits on, making them readily available. Above this I've got a pile of magazines, which is always needed on my course for sketchbooks and mood boards, some scarves, a board full of family images and some work from my most recent assignment which I have kept up as I just love the way it looks.

My dressing table is quite easy to explain as it holds all my makeup, skincare and hair products so I'm able to pick and find everything easily in those early morning uni rushes.

I have two sets of bedding, a full white set and the set you can see above, which is the same as I had in my University room last year. My shelving contains random bits and bobs, from pieces that are actually useful and things I just thought looked pretty, which is a very typical girl way of thinking.

A bit of a short blog post after being gone for so long but I do have a load of ideas that I want to share with you guys, they just might be every so often due to my mass of University work. However, I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and stay tuned for more.

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Sunday, 27 August 2017

Why I Started Blogging

Hi Guys, I wanted to write a chatty post as I haven't done a post like this in a little while and I always love reading why different people decide to become bloggers, so heres the story of why I decided to become a blogger and how I got to where I am now.

The thoughts of becoming a blogger first started at around 17, when I felt as if I needed somewhere to release my creativity and give myself a little project to do during my spare time. I contacted a few people I knew who had blogs already and just asked 'how do I do this too?' which moved me along to, where I created a free blog with a really ugly theme (that I thought was great at the time) which then became 'ClaudiaMorgan'.

I really did keep the blogger part of me private during that time and only told a few of my close friends as I was absolutely terrified of the judgement I could have got from everyone at school. I started by borrowing my mums old camera, buying little products from Boots and Lush and slowly going from there, reading every Zoella Lush blog post along the way to see how she spoke and try to make my writing style sound as similar as possible. However after about a year and a half of being incredibly inconsistent and really not getting my content out there like I wanted to, I started the blog you see now.

The reason why I decided to restart wasn't far from the reason why I started, I felt I needed an escape. As I am a very nervous person, I tend to over think a lot, causing me to become hard on myself and feel as if everything in life is against me... trust me, even the silliest of situations can set me off. I needed a place where I could put all of my creativity, thoughts and reviews of products that I loved, a website that I really felt displayed who I am as a person and didn't come off as a clone of someone else.

I can only hope that this blog is helping inspire people aswell as myself to let go, have fun and truly express who you are by doing what you love, no matter how much judgement there is from anyone. Also a little insight for anyone who is stopping themselves from starting a blog because they are worried about judgement, I never did see or hear a bad word about my blog and I still haven't to this day.

I hope you enjoyed reading my incredibly soppy story about why I started blogging, I'd love to hear how you guys started in the comments.

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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Brand Favourites: KIKO

If you don't already know, Kiko is an Italian cosmetics brand which sells extremely affordable makeup and skincare products. Since travelling to Milan in August of last year and buying a lot of Kiko products, which I felt like I had to because I was in Italy! It's been hard to whittle my products down to my absolute favourites.


My first favourite product is the Water Eyeshadows, they can be used wet or dry and come in a range of beautiful and bright colours. The pay off is amazing with and without water, it also doesn't crumble down your face when put on with a watery brush like some other more expensive and inexpensive eyeshadows do. I love to use this product when I want a bright shimmery eye as the colour definitely pops, I personally never use it without water or setting spray as I love the intensity it gives with it!

I initially bought this product to test it out as an eyeshadow base, to see if it makes other eyeshadows pop and almost become a dupe for others such as the Mac Painterly Paint Pot. As you'll be able to see in the swatch below, the pigmentation of the product is unbelievable, especially when it covers the unwanted veins on your eyelid. It makes shadows so smooth and doesn't crease throughout the day, what more could a girl want.

Eyeshadow - 139

Although I cannot seem to find this anywhere to link it for you guys, this eyeshadow is definitely one i'd recommend to anyone. It is the perfect salmony pink colour that goes well with a range of skin tones and eye colours. I picked this one up from Milan for myself and as a gift for someone else and I've had nothing but positive opinions about the product since owning it, it doesn't flake, the colour is gorgeous and it adds the perfect light pop for the more casual days.

Left to Right; Eyeshadow Stick, Glossy Lipstick, Eyeshadow and Water Shadow.

I picked up this lipstick from the airport in Milan and have had so many compliments because of the unique click button packaging of the product and the stunning colour. The product unlike any other I've ever owned has a click button which you press down making the lipstick pop out, it adds a little extra something to the product making it unique and interesting. The shade lasts for a fair amount of time, maybe not as long as a liquid lipstick but as it is a glossy formula, I kinda expected that to be the case. I would 100% love to try more and I have got my eye on the shade Tea Rose, as it looks stunning!

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Tuesday, 1 August 2017

4 Incredible Bloggers That Inspire Me

I'm all for bloggers boosting each others self confidence and supporting one another so why not create a blog post all about the bloggers who inspire me to keep going and to create the best content I can.

Holly from TheKittyLuxe

After following Holly for a very long time on Instagram, I had always looked up to her outfit posts and the beautiful flatlays that she created. After hating my old blog Holly's blogging help posts helped me to create the blog that I have now and gave me some inspo on making my photography a lot better. Not only is her blog helpful but it is so fun to read and her personality does shine through in each post.

Carolina from ImNotSorryDarling

By far my favourite Instagram account going, not only are her photography and outfit posts incredible but she is a lovely person to go along with it. Her blog is different from many that I view as instead of writing tons and tons about each outfit she just simply shows a range of images with a small amount of text and makes it easy for readers buy each outfit shown. Her blog is great for outfit inspirations and how to style different trends.

Jade from SimplyJadey

Jade is a blogger I've followed for a little while now and has most recently become someone I can talk to over DM openly about any blogging issue I have, possibly the loveliest girl ever, she is so open to helping with any issue. Not only that but her blog speaks to a range of people as she touches on subjects like Fashion and Beauty but also on issues everyone faces such as anxiety or even breakups, giving important advice to make you feel as if you're not alone and allow you to feel happier within yourself.

Hayley from YearOfYou

Unlike any of the other blogs that have featured in this post, Hayley's blog is all about Lifestyle and Coaching. Featuring blog posts all about how to be happy and bring positivity into your life, which is something I enjoy reading when I'm feeling a bit down and need a bit of a confidence boost and inspiration on how to make my life better. Not only is she inspiring on her blog but she fills both her Instagram and her Twitter with inspirational tweets and quotes inspiring you just by scrolling through your feeds.

If you're up for a read and are interested in finding some new bloggers to read definitely check these girls out as their content is not only interesting to read but they are all lovely people and deserve a little shoutout.