Friday 25 May 2018

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May is mental health month, and there’s no better way to prepare for the sunshine ahead than to give yourself a proper mental health boost. In between hectic days and stressful weeks of work, it can be difficult to find time to yourself without feeling almost guilty about it. Yet, by treating yourself a bit extra, you will actually have so much more energy - which means, of course, the ability to go that extra mile at work or at home.

Sunday 20 May 2018

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It's been a little while since I've sat down and talked openly and honest about my life and now feels like the perfect time.  It's gonna be a long one so grab a brew!

Sitting in my garden with the sun beaming down, a huge cup of tea and Simba snoozing under our new cherry tree it finally felt the perfect time to write a long overdue post to update you all.



Wednesday 16 May 2018

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I'm always on the lookout for bargain beauty steals that we all need in our lives and who doesn't love a bargain? We are all on the hunt to save those extra pennies.

I'm going to try and do more comparison and dupe style posts and Aldi is definitely bringing out all the dupes at the moment so seems like the perfect starting point. They are killing it with all the dupe options from Jo Malone to Glam glow, expect to see lots more on this series of dupes!

I've talked time and time again about my hair and how much of a nightmare it can be. Following on from my trip to see the lovely Martyna (Read Here) I wanted to step up my hair care game. I'd always used Tresemme hair products, they have the salon quality stamp of approval and always thought this was the best for my hair. 


Sunday 13 May 2018

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I was recently invited into the gorgeous Mode Salon in Chester to meet with Martyna. We all know I've always struggled with unruly and to be honest hair I've never really loved. That was until the day I met the hair queen!


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If you have set up a business in any sector and you are not entirely sure how to market it, you're not alone. This is one of the parts of business that most first-time entrepreneurs find to be particularly difficult, and no matter how much research you might have done you are probably feeling a little confused about it all. However, there are a number of easy things you can do to effectively market your business, and in this article we are going to take a look at just a few of them. As long as you consider something along the lines of the following, you should find that you are able to market your business successfully and so bring in the customers nice and early.

Thursday 3 May 2018

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Fashionistas want to look as good as humanly possible at all times. Whether it’s in the club, on the high street or in the gym, there is no better feeling than turning heads. And, let’s face facts and admit that it’s pretty thrilling whether it’s a glance from a guy or a girl! Committing to the lifestyle is a lot harder than it seems, and that’s why online shopping is a saving grace. Popping online and perusing ASOS kills two birds with one stone as a time-saver that focuses on style.

Still, there is a problem. In fact, there are quite a few regarding online shopping which is why some ladies prefer to stick to in-store. For those who haven’t got the time, here’s how to avoid the faux pas.

Check For Reputation

If there isn’t one, then it’s time to say sayonara, sucker. The biggest issue with eCommerce sites is the accessibility of scammers. Quite simply, it’s easier for fraudsters to take your money without giving anything back in return. Sadly, this will always be the case because the internet is almost impossible to regulate fully. Therefore, you have to take precautions. To begin with, check the green icon bar in the URL to ensure the connection is safe. Then, look for reviews and feedback.

Study The Images

Because you never know what the finished article is going to look like, photos are essential. Opals Australia uses them to perfection because they want to increase sales. But, please don’t take them lightly. How can anyone do this when shopping online? The answer is by glossing over the picture and not hovering over the image or zooming in. A trick online that retailers use is to upload photos that are low in quality to hide flaws. This happens a lot on eBay and Amazon. So, you have to fight back by examining the item in fine detail. Never, ever trust sites that use stills which are pixelated.

Be Wary Of Shipping

One of the great things about eCommerce sites is the price. Usually, the gear online is *cheaper than in-store. But, suddenly, you come to the checkout and the price has jumped. Why? What is happening? Ah, it’s the delivery costs. Well, you need the clothes so you’re going to have to pay. If you agreed with the last sentence, it’s time for a change of attitude. Nowadays, companies have free services that take longer but are 100% cheaper. It’s a no-brainer. Or, Shopify can reduce the costs.

*This isn’t always the case so keep an eye on the shop for the best results.

And Return Policy

By law, everything in this country can be returned after a maximum of 28 days. However, companies do have an input. For example, they can refuse a refund if they think the quality has been impacted. Hygiene products – underwear, etc., - are non-refundable if the strip has been removed. The only way to know this is to read and reread the policy beforehand.

Have you been caught out shopping online before? Would the above have helped?

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