Friday, 4 April 2014

Worst Blogger of 2014

Hi everyone, so I just reached 250 followers on Bloglovin and I cannot thank you all enough. This is such a big milestone and I feel awful that I have been such a bad blogger this year. 

It has been a long time since I have written a post and it's down to a lack of motivation if I'm honest. I've not been in the mood to blog and felt like if I don't have anything interesting to say I just won't say anything at all. As a result I've gotten out of the swing of things and now have absolutely no routine or schedule for my blog whatsoever.

At the minute I'm not entirely sure where I want to go with my blog, whether I continue doing what I have been doing or narrow it down to just one topic like what I did when I started blogging.
All I know is I definitely want to carry on blogging as regularly as I can. 

I really am sorry to every one of you who has been reading my posts, commented, liked and/or followed me. It means so much to me and I really want to please you guys so you continue enjoying my blog as much as I enjoy writing.

Once again sorry for being such a rubbish blogger and thank you for helping me achieve a new goal!!

Lots of love x

Monday, 17 March 2014

Guest Post: Mixed Print

Hey guys, I have another guest post for you today. It's written by the  lovely Makaela who is the owner of www.makaelassuitcase.blogspot.com. I love her blog, she has great fashion sense as you can see below and has such diversity in her posts. Please go over to her blog and have a look after reading this post.

Enjoy x

With fashion, I’ve noticed that sometimes I stay on the safe side, but I want to start changing that this year. Life is too short to be boring, and I want to remember my past as living for the fullest and for myself. So for today’s look, I decided to try something different with my outfit by mixing prints. The red in both the plaid shirt, from a thrift store, and the baby doll blouse, from JCPenney’s, was able to tie the pieces together to make an interesting combination. The lipstick I’m wearing in these photos was the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter in Candy Apple (035).






What do you think of my look? What are your outfit ideas for mixing print?

Monday, 3 March 2014

It's My Birthday!!

Hey guys so today is my 17th birthday, which means I'm finally allowed to be unleashed onto the roads of Essex, we are sending out the warning now. I'm so excited and now my mocks are over I can finally get back to blogging regularly and perhaps more maturely as well because I am now so old!!

(or perhaps not)

Hope you all have a lovely day, see you Wednesday!! xx

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

Mid-Week Rambles

Hey guys just thought I'd do a quick post (as I had some time) to let you know what's been going on.

So last week I had half term where I was revising for my mocks for this week, I also have my annual school dance show coming up for the end of March which is keeping me busy after school and most importantly it's MY BIRTHDAY next Monday so I'm organising some things for that.

As a result it has left me with little time to do proper blog posts but I promise over the next few weeks things will be going back to normal and I will be doing regular and detailed posts once more.

This is just a second request if anyone has the time to do a guest post for me it would be really appreciated, as some of you may have seen I had a travel one by Annie R Lindberg on Monday which I loved. 

There are quite a few benefits like - 
free advertising
new viewers
a fairly big audience
experience in writing for others
and helping me out which means I owe you haha

It can be on anything a tag, a review, a trip, a haul whatever you fancy. 
Let me know if you're interested or have a post - millie_whittaker@hotmail.com

Thanks for reading and being supportive of my inconsistent blogging at the moment.

Lots of love x

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Guest Post: A Day in Oslo

Hey everyone, so todays post is by Annie from Annie R Lindberg. I have just discovered her blog and really love it, she takes such amazing photographs and I love finding out what she's been up to or just staring at her beautiful pictures. This post in particular just makes me want to go to Norway so I hope you enjoy her piece as much as I do and be sure to check out her blog x

Hi! I know this is a little while ago, but I wanted to show you these pictures and tell you about this day anyway. It was early january and my boyfriend and I were still back in Norway visiting my family. Kevin, my boyfriend, had never been in Oslo before, so my father, my step mother, my youngest step sister and I went there together with my boyfriend to show him around the city. The reason why he haven't been there before is because he is from the Netherlands, and this is only the second time so far that we visited Norway together, and we didnt have the chance to go last time. It was pretty cold and rainy this day but it didnt stop us from doing some sightseeing in Oslo!

We started out taking a walk trough the castle grounds where the royal family is living.


                 


After walking around the castle grounds we went to the famous pier of Oslo where you can walk along the water called Aker Brygge. There are shops, caf├ęs and resturants you can visit, and it is a very popular place to visit in Oslo for shopping and dining.




We went for some shopping here (and my youngest step sister posing with a bear statue, haha!) before heading to dinner. We went to a very popular pizza place in Norway called Peppes Pizza to eat dinner. They have the most delicious pizza I have ever had, and I eat there quite often if I am eating dinner out.




Ah that pizza was sooo good! 
So after we had been eating, talking and laughing for hours while getting stuffed on pizza, we went to a very old resturant near the famous ski jump just outside Oslo called Frogneseteren to have a coffee before heading home. 




This place is a lot higher up than Oslo itself and it was incredible snowy there so I couldnt get a good picture of the outside of the place, but as you can see the inside is very old and beautiful. We had a coffee and a cake here before heading home and on the way we stopped outside a very old hotel, also close to the ski jump, called Holmenkollen Park Hotel.


It was a great day with family and my boyfriend loved seeing Oslo, even if it was cold!

What do you think of the pictures? Have you ever been to Oslo? If so, how was your experience? Tell me in the comments!

x Miss Annie

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Guest Posters Needed

Hey everyone sorry for the lack of posts this week but I have mocks over the next couple of weeks and am struggling to juggle both revision and blogging.

As a result I am pleading for some guest posters. It will only be for the next couple of weeks because that's when my mocks will be over and it can be on pretty much anything you like (preferably beauty, health, fitness, lifestyle or food) but if not whatever you can muster up will be fantastic. 

If you are at all interested please email me millie_whittaker@hotmail.com with questions, ideas, drafts or even the finished product.

Before I resign for the next two weeks I just want to say a big thank you to you all because I reached 200 followers on Bloglovin. I can't believe there are so many of you reading my blog now and it was only under a month ago I reached 100 followers. So a big thank you to you all, I really appreciate it and I onwards and upwards to the next hundred.


Lots of love xx

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Mid-Week Rambles

*In case you haven't checked it out yet, I did a guest post on Celia Blogging click here to check out my review of the Vichy Dermablend Corrective foundation.

Revelations:

This week has been pretty strange, I'm not a very deep or emotional person but as it's coming up to my birthday I am beginning to think more about myself, what I'm doing, where I'm going etc. (which is why last Mondays post was more motivating and a little bit deeper than usual). 
I've realised that I need to start taking advantage of my life and doing all I can to get the most out of it. 

How to do it:

1. Avoid negativity (as much as possible) - I should be grateful for all I have and if I'm honest so should most of the people around me, so I'm going to try to moan less and avoid people that bring me down.



2. Eat healthily - I'm going to cut all bad sugars properly from my diet for as long as possible because I know it is good for my body and will help my skin --> which will build my confidence and make me happier.




3. Exercise regularly - exercise releases endorphins and endorphins make you happy. Why avoid something that makes you happy and helps you become healthier?



4. Be productive - I always avoid doing my homework which leads me to staying up late the night before it's due in rushing to finish it. This leads to stress, lack of sleep and a cranky Millie. Therefore each night I am going to get my homework done the minute I get in, even if it's not due until the next week because then I will be minimising my chances of stress and a late night.



5. Me time - I am someone that is quite happy by themselves, I enjoy my own company but I don't always take the time I have by myself to be productive, so for 15 minutes everyday I'm going to try to do yoga and meditate. This'll give me time to clear my head, release any stress and breathe.



So these five things I'm going to be doing from now on, which will hopefully make me happier and of course healthier, which are my main goals for this year. 

*I tried to lighten up the post with some funny pictures - hope they made you laugh a little