Monday, 30 October 2017

My Autumn So Far

How to style a denim mini skirt in Autumn, UK Fashion blogger, north east fashion blogger

I have never felt so disconnected with my blog than I have recently.

Since 2011, I have thought about my blog every single day; what shall I blog about, what is considered good content, how do I become a better blogger, what can I do to increase traffic, why haven’t I been chosen for this campaign, am I not good enough, what am I doing wrong. 

As a blogger, you go through all the feels. Most of us fell into it by accident and it’s still a steep learning curve, everything is changing at a fast pace every day. We’re always striving to do better but we’re also our own worst critic. 

I’m learning to be kinder to myself, to take a step back (or even cut out) from the things that drag me down. It’s liberating, and dare I say, it does wonders in boosting my confidence when I unapologetically put myself first and focus on being the best version of me.

I’m an advocate for self-care and here’s just some of the fun things I’ve been doing lately:
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Sunday, 29 October 2017

Halloween Lush Giveaway

halloween little pumpkin lush gift set

Just a really quick one today to let you all know that I am running an impromptu Halloween giveaway! I walked past LUSH last week and I thought it’d be nice to do a giveaway (my first giveaway on Instagram… my first and possibly last time. because Instagram makes things so difficult these days). 😖

But I saw the Little Pumpkin gift sets in the LUSH window display, and whilst I don’t need any more bath bombs at the moment, I couldn’t resist buying a cute little pumpkin to give away as a Halloween treat to one of you guys. I wish I could buy each and every one of you a LUSH Halloween gift set! If you’d like to enter for a chance to win, please head over to my Instagram profile (you can click through to the post here) for all the details.

lush bewitched bubble bar

You will win a gift set which includes a Pumpkin Bath Bomb (smells like toffee), and a pink pumpkin bubble bar (can be broken up in to pieces and get upto 3 baths out of it). As an extra, I also purchased an adorable Bewitched black cat bubble bar - it smells amazing!

To enter, all you have to do is:

  • Follow me on Instagram (username @tempsec).
  • Repost/Regram this image using hashtag #TempSecLush.
  • Comment on what your fave Halloween memory is.

Ends 31st October 2017 midnight. Good luck!

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Monday, 23 October 2017

Easy-To-Make Delicious Halloween Recipes

Halloween rice crispy cakes recipe

Easy-To-Make Delicious Halloween Recipes


When I was younger, I wasn’t allowed to go Trick or Treating, so I’m making up for lost times! I never really noticed it before but I love how big Halloween has become in the UK, I am more than ok with seeing Halloween chocolate everywhere I look.

I spend a large portion of the month looking for Halloween themed things to do - I’m too scared for horror films but I'm so down for fancy-dress parties, pumpkin carving, Halloween-themed homeware, and baking. Oh, baking. Something I'm not very good at but will attempt at every given opportunity (check out my easy-to-bake recipes here)
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