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A Little Look Back on August

Summer is officially over and Autumn has now arrived!

I can’t believe the end of August is here. I have to admit something though, I’ve been keeping a huge secret.. By the time you read this, the secret will already be out over on my Instagram, but the end of August means NEW YORK! I actually can’t believe it. It’s a surprise birthday trip for my cousin and, as she follows all of my social channels, I haven’t been able to talk about it and tell any of you! I’m so incredibly excited and am most definitely having the time of my life.

But for now, let’s talk all things August!

Sharing The Love

Blog: I have been catching up on blog reading, so a few older post faves include;

Instagram: My favourite photo’s include the following;

  • Beth Sandland, bethsandland – I feel like everyone on Instagram can’t stop talking about Beth’s gorgeous travel photos, and for good reason too! Behind every beautiful image is a really raw and genuine caption. I’m always learning something new every single time I see one of Beth’s photos pop up on my feed. The photo everyone’s loving right now, including myself, is this one.
  • Alice, blacktulipbeauty – My friend Alice is so super talented and look at this makeup look?!
  • Faye, laviedefaye – My lovely friend Faye recently got married and I’m beyond ecstatic for her! How beautiful did she look on her special day too?!

Twitter: I cannot share anything but this tweet. Absolutely comedy gold – boys are so funny!

 

My Most Loved

Blog: I still can’t get over the fact that my Nano Teeth Whitening Review is still my most loved/viewed post on my page!

Instagram: My Femme Luxe photo received the most love in August, which is great because I have no makeup on at all and I’m in loungewear!

Twitter: No tweets in August with more than 1 like.

 

Monthly Favourites

Fave Beauty and/or Skincare Product: I’m absolutely loving the new Dr Botanicals Cocoa & Coconut Superfood Hydrating Reviving Face Mask* (such a long name!). I posted a mini review of this one on my Instagram, but I really love it. It is super hydrating and it smells incredible.

Fave Song: I’ve actually been loving Waving Through A Window from the Dear Evan Hansen musical soundtrack. Ben Platt’s voice is just beyond dreamy..

Fave Food: I’m all about Banana Bread/Loaf right now. I’ve been using Kate’s recipe too.

Fave Restaurant: The Beaufort Arms. Had camembert, obvs – it was delish!

Fave Purchase: Aside from food, I honestly don’t think I’ve bought anything this month – the perks of having no job right..

Fave TV Show: Lucifer. Myself and Kieran have become o b s e s s e d and we finished all four seasons this month!

Fave Film: No films in August, just Lucifer..

Fave Event/Moment: Both the blogging event I attended at The Body Shop, Cribbs Causeway and a lovely spa day at Tortworth Court with Kieran.

Fave Item of Clothing: I have been living in my PLT Red Spot Midi Skirt (previously gifted, as seen in this post)!

Fave Blog Post Written: 100% my review post with Bramley. I honestly cannot praise this brand enough. They’re fab and you need to support them and buy from them – you won’t regret it, I promise!

New Discoveries

Instagram: Lydia, lydiajanealice. Sarah Babineau, kara_bino. Georgina Patient, stylemotherbeat. Kate, the.skincare.diary. Amy, nourishing.amy.

Looking Forward To

Booking: A table for food and drinks with my cousin and sister for my cousin’s 18th. I’m thinking somewhere that does pizza and then cocktails..

Planning: A mini Christmas trip for myself and Kieran. However, I won’t be able to book this until November or December!

Celebrating: My cousin’s 18th birthday at the end of September (the trip is a bday present for her!).

Watching: My baby cousin turn 18! Even though it breaks my heart and makes me sad and feel super old!

Seeing: Everything that New York has to offer, eeeek!

Buying: Hopefully some new light wash denim American Apparel shorts. I’ve had my eye on them for years, so hopefully I can find them in NY.

Eating: Alllll of the American/New York food – get in ma belly!

Monthly Summary

Instagram: 3,350. The steady decline is happening guys! To be fair though, I just need to post more, be more consistent, more active on stories and engage again. I haven’t been posting many pictures at all and I normally notice a change in my following count when that happens. It’s to be expected!

Blog Views: 600+. Lower than last month, but I haven’t posted as much – so that’s still ok considering.

BlogLovin’ Count: 602. Again, consistency is key here! Once I’m all caught up, following my excel spreadsheet social media plan again and can get organised, all will be fine.

Blog Posts: 4. Averaging one per week again (although that’s definitely not how it fell..), but I have a couple scheduled and will be back on things as soon as I’m home from my trip!

Twitter: 505. I still need to tweet more, I’m such a bad tweeter!

Pinterest Views: 3.8k views, 199 engagement. Not too bad! I do forget to pin, but then I have a few moments where I sit there and have a good old scroll and saving session. I do love Pinterest and should use it more!

What did you love throughout August?xoxo♡ BlogLovin’ | Tumblr | Instagram | Twitter | Pinterest

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