Autumn 2017 Bucket List

August 2017 Bucket List Blog Post Graphic

It’s officially Autumn!

While Summer is my favourite season of all time, because it’s when I’m happiest, I’ve also got a real soft spot for Autumn too. When the busyness of Summer comes to an end, there’s so much to look forward to. As the seasons slowly begin to change, the air gets cooler (I can start wearing scarves again, which are probably my favourite clothing accessories), the colour of the leaves turn from greens to gorgeous oranges and browns, and a favourite seasonal drink makes a return.

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Summer 2017 Roundup

Brighton, North Laines - A Place I Visited in Summer 2017

Woah. Hello, September. I don’t know about you, but I am getting so excited for Autumn because I’ve just had the busiest Summer of my life, and I’m looking forward to life slowing down a little.

I really want to start using my blog like a journal and continue to share things that make me happy. One of the ways I’m going to do that is a roundup after each season to document what I did and the places I went, etc.

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The Happy Journal | Vol. 9

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the happy journal vol. 9

I’ve got commitment issues. Commitment issues to my blog. I don’t know why, but I just can’t seem to find the time to put 100% effort into it. It might be because I’ve been in the midst of the busiest summer of my life… no joke. But it might also be down to the fact that I am a perfectionist. If I can’t do something completely, then I just won’t bother. In other words, if I can’t get good content, beautiful imagery and schedule it all on the blog for one specific day, then I just don’t see the point. My blog has suffered because of it; my creativity has suffered because of it.

If you’ve read my ‘About’ page, you’ll know why my blog is called The Happy Journal. Along the way, this mission got a little lost. I’ve struggled with my sense of self here on the internet. Discovering what I want to blog about has been tough, and I’ve often opted for the easy option or the most popular option. I’ve dabbled in a little bit of PR, but overall I’ve neglected my original purpose: to spread positivity.

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The Pip Box First Impressions

*PR Samples –  I was sent these products for PR purposes in exchange for a review. This post was not sponsored and all opinions are honest and my own. Thank you to The Pip Box for collaborating with me!

The Pip Box

A while ago I mused (I love that word) on Twitter about needing some more inspiration for blog content. A friend then tweeted back saying that I should try a beauty box subscription. I’d never tried one before but was intrigued by the prospected of purchasing beauty items that were pre-chosen for me and delivered to my house.

There are a lot of great boxes our there and I had some recommendations but since I’m going cruelty- free with my make up, I wanted to see if there were any beauty boxes out there who catered towards that. So, (longer ago than I would care to admit) I reached out to The Pip Box, a cruelty-free beauty subscription box. I asked them if they would be interested in collaborating with me and to my surprise, they said yes and sent me one of their spare May boxes.

I’m going to show you the products that came in this box, but in this post I also want to talk about whether or not I feel if a beauty box is worth it.

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