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Saturday Blogger Interviews – Louise

Name: Louise
Location: North West England
Age: 20
Facebook/Twitter: @louisejoyb
What sort of things do you blog about most: fashion, lifestyle, travel, and recipes.
Name three words to describe your blog: personal, realistic, and colourful!
When did you first start blogging: three years ago
Why did you begin to blog: I was inspired by reading others, so thought I would give it a go myself!
What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: all good things come to those who wait. There’s
no rush, nor a race, so be yourself and just enjoy it.
Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: yes, but as I mature as a person, I think my blog will also mature with time too.
What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: the support you get from the blogging community, it’s made me a lot more confident in myself.
Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way: it’s helped me step out if my comfort zone and find my voice. It’s also a fantastic added bonus to add to your CV!
Name one thing that inspires you: design. I am a design junkie, studying it at university I am constantly inspired by patterns, colours, and typography.
Share one of your favourite quotes: true happiness can often be found in the simplest of moments.
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The Entrepreneurial Side Of Fashion, Being Ambitious In Life & Success

Something that really intrigues me is people within the fashion industry who do not just follow suit with everyone else but decide to be different and those are the ones who want the bigger picture. Usually I am on Twitter looking for new bloggers, journalists and businesses to follow and sometimes I come across a person with an essence of entrepreneurial ambition that really stands out and I hope to be one of those people soon.

I love ambition, it keeps me motivated when it feels like nothing is going right and it also gives me a buzz to know I am appreciated for doing something or being apart of something big at the end of the day. I have seen a lot of bloggers who have bigger ambitions, ones who perhaps want to be authors, fashion designers, journalists, chefs and this is really something quite great to see that they are working towards there futures using social media as a platform as it’s is one of the easiest and most helpful tools you can use.

Ambition is a word thrown around a lot by all sorts of people and it can mean different things to certain people. To some ambition is to lose weight, to others it is to get that promotion but at the end of the day it all leaves us with the same feeling, the feeling of being invincible and head strong and that’s a great mind set to have with any aspect with your life. So if you are someone who has targets, goals or ambitions then I hope you will always carry them on and succeed 🙂

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Millie ‘n’ Mae Boutique – Brown Vintage Carriage Scarf and Tan Brown Leather Bracelet Promotional Present with discount code*

A long time ago I came across a very sweet and unique boutique called “Millie ‘n’ Mae” and I loved this online boutique because it seemed to sell such quirky and cute things! I emailed them and asked to do a blogging promotional exchange and they happily agreed, so lucky me I got to review two of their beautiful items from their online store here on my blog for all your lovely followers to enjoy!

The boutique sells items such as necklaces and bracelets as well as scarves and other various fashion fun pieces, if you’re looking for a signature piece to complete your outfit then I suggest taking a look here! Not only is the service incredibly fast and friendly, they made me feel more than welcome and were happy to always help! I excitedly received my parcel in the post from “Millie ‘n’ Mae” and took a peek at the treasures inside, I had chosen to review a brown vintage carriage scarf made of 100% polyester and a lovely tan leather brown magnetic clasp bracelet.

The quality of these items was good and they really looked lovely! I loved the colours of the scarf as it can be worn with a variety of vests, t-shirts or even dresses and the bracelet looks really exceptionally well made, I love that it has a magnetic clasp as it makes it easier to take off and put on as well.

Overall I would say the whole interaction with the store has been more than pleasant and very jolly which is always great 🙂 Millie ‘n’ Mae were also kind enough to give all my followers a further 20% discount from there already reasonably cheap prices which is utterly lovely of them and I am sure my followers will love to browse around their online boutique!

The discount code is: URBANITE20

There are photos below of the items, but as I am home from university and my usual photographer is not over at the moment I had to take some self shots! Please excuse the camera quality as the real life items are so much more beautiful in real life 🙂

Make sure you take a look at their home page here: http://millie-n-mae.co.uk/ and they also have Twitter as well so be sure to follow them and show your support for there ever emerging business! https://twitter.com/MillienMae

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Inspirational Note To All Those Who Have Aspirations & Ambitions

So I just wanted to write a little post dedicated to those people who have aspirations, ambitions or dreams and are aiming to succeed at something specific in life. I never realized how many people are so determined to get into a specific occupation when they are older or have strong ambitious dreams until I got a blog on here and I got twitter (Probably last person to ever get it) & followed fellow bloggers some of whom are aiming to become professional photographers, journalists, fashion stylists and designers and it has inspired me to write this post.

I myself have a very ambitious dream and those of you who follow my blog will know what it is – to become a fashion journalist/editor. I know that this is a very tough occupation to get into and most of the time it isn’t paid which is fine when you’re just gathering experience but not when you need a a full time paying job. Luckily I am at the point in my life when I am just gathering as much experience as possible, currently I did write for 5 magazines but sadly I had to relieve myself of two of those magazines as I had gained enough experience from them and also it was time to move on and give myself some relief. Now I write for 3 magazines and I am a fashion ambassador for Fashion156.com as well, I am trying hard to gather as much fashion and writing related experience now before I get older to give me the best chances.

Back to the original base of the message, I have met some wonderful people on Twitter and my blog that have strong dreams and I really believe they have potential, I see people with the same determination and ambitious nature as myself and I just wanted to write this post to say one thing: KEEP GOING. I see future wannabe stylists and designers and photographers with some amazing unseen work and potential on their blogs and I really hope they know how well they are doing!

Sometimes I get lethargic but then I remember I need to work hard if I want a decent life in the future, good job, great house and car and stable lifestyle and a happy marriage and I will continue to work for all of that 🙂 I wish all of you ambitious and head strong people good luck and to keep at your dreams until they come true or come close enough 🙂

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Bella Vita – Snow Leopard Print Scarf Review*

*So a little while ago I emailed Bella Vita Boutique, a very cute and sweet online boutique that sells a range of quirky accessories such as scarves and bracelet’s in a range of unique designs and colours! I automatically adored a certain scarf that I saw on the boutique’s website store and wanted to do a review of it immediately, I emailed to see whether they would do a promotional exchange with me and they happily agreed much to my delight! I am so happy and honoured to get to do a review for this cute scarf and boutique and would definitely want to help promote their boutique again in the future!

Today in my post I got a little parcel and inside was a beautifully hand wrapped present (my scarf) the whole packaging itself was so pretty! Pink tissue paper and a cute pink ribbon covering the scarf neatly made me super excited to open it.

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Today I wore this beautiful soft and stylish snow leopard scarf with a black vest, black leather leggings and a chocolate brown long sleeve cotton cardigan, the chocolate cardigan and the snow leopard scarf complimented each other beautifully and worked well with the black leather leggings and black vest. I would recommend every fashion blogger and fashion obsessed girl to take a look at Bella Vita Boutique and check out the amazing pieces they have in stock, at super cheap prices!

Snow Leopard Scarf – £6.00

Check out Bella Vita Boutique’s social links here:

Website – http://www.bellavitaboutique.co.uk/home/4574718886
Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/BellaVita.x
Twitter – @BellaVitaUK
Email – stacey.bellavita@gmail.com

Once again a big thank you to Bella Vita Boutique and Stacey for sending me an exemplary accessory!

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I Finally Have A Facebook Fan Page!

Hooray! The long wait for a my Facebook fan page is over, since the lovely Amy finished my illustration I have finally got round to making my fan page on Facebook, I would really love it if you would go along, like it and support me! 🙂

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Anothercityurbanite-blog-page/133513213509624 (If the link doesn’t work let me know!)

It’s only just been made but I am going to add content to it today so keep your eyes open lovelies!

Thank you all again for being wonderful followers!

Here is a cute Elephant to say thanks 😀

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New Weekly Blogger Interviews – Blogger Sophie Bolton

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Name: Sophie Bolton
Location: Bristol
Age: 18

What three things do you blog about most: I post a lot about skin care as I’m a bit of an addict, I will literally buy a new product as soon as i can afford it, I still haven’t found the one for my skin, so that’s why I have so many reviews, and advice because it’s what I know about! Secondly I think hair care is what I post about a lot, as recently I’ve got into caring for my hair, before I wouldn’t really take much care, I’d just use a cheap shampoo and the odd hair mask now and again, but now I’m just obsessed with having soft hair! I also love posting tips and tricks, it’s just nice to share your experience with others! 😀

Name three words to describe your blog: Small, honest and happy. I love my blog to have a happy feel to it, there’s nothing better than making people smile!

When did you first start blogging: I started on March 28th 2013. So I haven’t been blogging that long.

Why did you begin to blog: I had so much going on in personal life that I wanted an escape? I place where I could talk about all the happy things, the things I love, and talking to like minded people, it was the best decision I ever made. I’ve read blogs and watched the YT videos since I was 14 so I seemed right, haha…

What’s one blogging tip that you would share with other potential bloggers: Be honest. Don’t try and be something you’re not, people will read your blog because they like what they read, and they don’t want to be talking to someone who doesn’t see real. Also honesty. If your thinking of beauty blogging, even if you hate a product share it, I mean not all the time, but don’t lie about a things, share it, share your experience. Let people know if you’d recommend or really would not buy something. It’s the best way!

Do you see yourself still blogging in three/five years time: Definitely! I’m hoping to go to college and do make-up so this would be amazing to show you all, I love it, and I can’t ever see myself stopping. I tried to take a break a few weeks ago, I last 2 days!

What’s one of the best things about being a blogger: It has to be the people you meet, I’ve met lots of lovely girls and boys as well! The Best thing is comments, It sounds silly like out of everything, I just love comments, it shows people are actually reading and enjoying my blog, and I do love a good ol’ natter!

Has blogging helped you significantly in any other way? It’s helped me have better hair! haha… It’s really helped me in speaking and meeting new people, and definitely have improved my spelling.

Just want to say a thank you to Sophie for taking part! 🙂 

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Calling All Followers And Fellow Bloggers Worldwide!

So if you’re one of my awesome followers you will know my dream is to become a fashion journalist and a successful blogger, so I am deciding ways in which to promote my blog a bit more and things and need your help! 🙂 If I started a Facebook page for my blog would that be something you would like and follow? It would have updates,giveaways when I do them in the future,posts and general bits and bobs on it from my blog?

Just like this page if you would, to give me some motivation and idea how popular this idea would be 🙂

Thank you!

Here is a photo of something cute to say thank you for reading and helping! 🙂

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Ten random things I hate!

Anyone who knows me personally will know that I am a rather down to earth, easy to get on with sort of girl however in some cases I can moan and complain like everybody else as well! So here’s the ten things on the top of my head I can think of that really annoys me. Remember Everyone is different and this is just my pet peeves 🙂 Enjoy 🙂

  1. Liars – There is no excuses to fabricate the truth or twist it in anyway, everything is so much better without lies.
  2. No having anything to eat – Now I say this out of context, obviously there is food in my cupboards to eat but just nothing I fancy, I seem fussy right? Hahah Sometime’s I really don’t have food though!
  3. Having no money – Something that I had to accustom to once I became a student, It’s even worse when it’s pouring down with rain and I haven’t got some spare change for the bus! I don’t even have wellies in that case either 😦
  4. People who say they hate one thing but then do it? – It makes no sense, don’t tell me you hate people saying this or doing that if you do it yourself…
  5. Mean people – They come in many forms via Facebook/Twitter/In person etc but being mean is not cool.
  6. Really promiscuous and barely dressed girls – I hate seeing girls hardly dressed, openly admitting they do this and do that and love being promiscuous but they complain about the bad attention they get?
  7. People rubbing in that they are better off than you/have something you don’t – Okay I don’t care keeeep your stuff least I’m happy.
  8. Those who come to University JUST to go clubbing – I’m not talking about the people who come and club and go to lessons as well I’m just talking about those people who just come to club nothing more nothing less, whats the point?
  9. When there is nothing on TV – 😦 😦
  10. Eating a take away and the next day feeling terrible about it – Loss of money and gained calories 😦 yummy though 🙂

Anyway that’s 10 random things that I hate that I can think off the top of my head. – Seeee yaaaa 🙂

Just a little thank you to my followers!

I just wanted to take the time to say a thank you to all my followers for following my blog! I try to add new posts everyday and you’re all helping me achieve my dream of becoming a successful everyday/fashion blogger so I am very happy 🙂

Plus I love reading your daily posts everyday as well! So keep them up 🙂 Feel free to follow me on twitter:  MaryLouise_G

I usually follow back always 🙂

Have a lovely night!

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