I am now a Sincere Sally AMBASSADOR…………..


I AM NOW A “SALLY GIRL”!!!!!!!

I have teamed up with the brand “Sincere Sally” – the ‘fashion label, and you can find them on Instagram at @SincereSallyBoutique

Read below for blog post on SINCERE SALLY BOUTIQUE REVIEW

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January 2020 – BE INSPIRED with Essential Beauty Trends of REVLON


This month I am using 3 major products and 1 particular product that was actually from Priceline Pharmacy here in Australia, in Kingsway Shopping Centre in Madeley. I will be using other branded products for foundation, and eyeliner and the rest of the face with whatever I do. So for Christmas I got the REVLON Bronze Glow Highlighting Palette 030 where you brush on to enhance complexion for a Natural sun kissed look!

I have started a You Tube Channel and I have done TWO videos NOW!!!!! Here is the link to the second video

EMMALISA TILLI’s January 2020 – BE INSPIRED with Essential Beauty Trends of REVLON YOUTUBE CHANNEL VIDEO

where I will be highlighting the products I have listed. I did an introduction pre – blog post as a practice as I have never done an actual proper beauty you tube channel video. I did one and was meant to do a blog post with the products I had you may notice but I never got around to doing the blog post! So today I will be using 3 Revlon products for the haul, but I don’t have Revlon foundation anymore. I used to use the one with the red lid that every girl used in those days, and would definitely like to get it again, but today I will be using the following:

First off, I will be using the:

MAC Prep and Prime Natural Radiance Base Lumiere – Natural Radiance Illuminating Base

A silky gel emulsion, rich in natural ingredients, that hydrates and primes to improve foundation or powder application and promote smooth texture. Vitamins E and C protect with antioxidants, while caffeine calms skin. Illuminating pearl powders reflect optic radiance. Now in two shades: Radiant Yellow is especially effective on deeper skin tones and Radiant Pink for fairer skin tones. The formula disappears upon application, resulting in a beautiful glow.

KEY CLAIMS AND BENEFITS
  • Provides long-term hydration
  • Smoothes and softens skin
  • Improves radiance
  • Refines skin
  • Silicone-free

NARS – Light 2 Vanilla Soft Matte Complete Concealer

Natural look. High coverage. Concealing hits an all-time high with this lightweight, full coverage concealer. Get high-performance correction with soft-focus blurring: Soft Matte Complete Concealer instantly conceals dark circles, redness, discoloration, hyperpigmentation, blemishes, and acne with a light-diffusing effect that blurs and smooths. Overtime, skin becomes softer and smoother from collagen-boosting peptides, hyaluronic acid, and a protective cocktail of Vitamins A, C, and E. Complete comfort. Completely natural-looking coverage. Oil-free.

Smash Box Studio Skin 15 hour wear hydrating foundation – It is a high-performing liquid foundation that helps you face anything. Studio Skin evens skin tone & never settles into pores & lines. Find your perfect match among 40 shades (that won’t oxidise) & a broad range of undertones. My shade is: FAIR WITH WARM OLIVE UNDERTONE

You can get it for $36 at Smashbox online

After the foundation I will be using the eye primer from Younique. It is called:

Moodstruck Eye Primer

$25

You can watch a You Tube Totorial HERE as I forgot to include it in the YouTube tutorial I did!!!

Then I used:

Revolution Makeup Revolution London Reloaded Velvet Rose Eyeshadow Palette – bestselling

A truly compelling mixture of 15 smooth and rich shades, featuring essential beiges and browns, multi-functional shimmery golds, burgundy hues and an ultra pigmented black with a copper glitter twist

Shades;
matte peachy beige
shimmery warm gold leaf
matte brandy brown
matte warm taupe
metallic cream gold
matte deep warm bronze
matte peachy beige
metallic tan rose
metallic chocolate bronze
matte muted apricot
metallic peachy gold
matte burnt cinnamon
matte deep brown
matte caramel
shimmer black with a copper twist

How Pretty is this GORGEOUS palette!!!??

And then after applying the eyeshadow using a highlighter then a brown one and then a gold one I used the:

REVLON Blush Highlight Palette

BRONZE GLOW


Easy to blend, buildable colour gives a multi-dimensional sculpted look. Provides natural colour highlights and a soft healthy glow

This is my current FAVOURITE contour palette and only one at the moment, when I went to do the tutorial that didn’t upload I was COMPLETELY frustrated there was an error and I couldn’t show you the WHOLE 22 minutes of each step of each product. It was hard work and took a long time so when the ending was frustrating I was so glad when I did another video it at least uploaded! I will do my best to do another one hopefully as I had a lot of fun with the first idea tutorial, I could get used to this! What I will do is upload pictures of me so you can see the finished product otherwise it would have been a TOTAL waste of time!!!! All that work! haha! I could do so much for a review on this highlighter palette and I wish I could provide an EXCEPTIONAL review! If you look at how the gold and the browns gathered together you can see the contouring is just AMAZING!!!!! I was HIGHLY excited over this one product and I completely swear by it at the moment I cannot recommend it enough!!! I think out of all the products I used in this blog post/youtube channel/tutorial it is by FAR my absolute favourite!!! If you are olive skinned EVEN better, it gives such a beautiful bronzed sun kissed glow and if that is the look you are going for this is the BEST product to use during this Summer season in Perth, Western Australia.

After the highlighter I then used the:

Still Smudge Stick Waterproof Eyeliner

I love how it has that smudged effect, as it doesn’t look totally perfect but it is a nice line effect along with that 50’s look. An iconic smudge stick liner designed to deliver highly-pigmented colour and long-lasting wear even on sensitive or watery eyes.  I particularly used this eyeliner as it is Ultra-Creamy and it builds the product up for a smudged eyeshadow effect…



After the eyeliner I then used REVLON VOLUME & LENGTH MAGNIFIED

Full, feathery lashes. High-gloss finish.

This transformative mascara makes a big thing out of ordinary lashes, with maximum volume and unbelievable length.

I have seen some good some bad reviews on this, I like the fact it wasn’t one of those mascara that say oh! it is FULL of volume, and has a crappy wand, THIS wand happens to be favourite. I love the wand of this mascara and it does give quite the volume but I found it hard to get that full lash effect even though it says volume and length, i felt it did the job anyhow!

Revlon Colour Stay Lipliner

Rich color. Long-wearing definition

I received this Revlon Colorstay lipliner in Mauve as a Christmas Present. I have always been a fan of Revlon products and their Colorstay line especially. This lipliner was absolutely beautiful. It can be used to define your & glides on easily and not JUST THAT, its products are made to prevent bleeding. My lips felt exceptionally smooth. The Mauve shade gives that enhanced & natural colour. It REALLY DEFINED the outside section of my lips so I highly recommend this lipliner and have added it to my list of favourites!!!








La di da!

What do you think of the finished look?

Do you have any favourite products from this collection?

Do you prefer the Revlon Mascara?

Smashbox Foundation?

Stila eyeliner?

Leave comments below on which product is your favourite and why, and I will be happy to reply! I love to hear from you. Especially if it is to do with the category of Beauty! If you comment I will add you to my list for my NEXT GIVEAWAY.

Love Emmalisa

xoxo

London Pop Box MARCH and CHRISTMAS HAUL of 2019


In MARCH 2019 I bought a LONDON POP BOX and it was called the SOUTH BANK box

South Bank Box MARCH 2019

When you buy the South Bank Box you get 6 different items!!!!!!!

The first item is a LONDON pencil case which was 10 pounds it is a part of the SKETCH LONDON RANGE designed by a UK based artist Angela Fielder a perfect pencil case and accessories bag a fun and practical gift from LONDON 🎁 💝 and is found at Johnlewis.com



The next second item was a LONDON PIN BADGE which was 8 POUNDS

LONDON BADGE by HOUSE OF CALLY

This colourful enamel pin badge is perfect for anyone that LOVES LONDON 💓 It features a gold base with pastel colours. The badge is secured with hard clasps.

http://www.houseofcally.com




The third item was London city NOTEPAD

From the Angela Fielder range

3 pound 50

This cute little orange notepad has a vibrant and bright city skirt like design! It’s so cute and pretty to use for when you write little things down through out the day! Goals or lists!

I had a 4th item which was a stress less London bus 3 pound 50 and it was a very nice item to have on display in my room but I have it away to a child! Haha! It is cute and a red bus that anyone would ADORE!

City PENCILS
2 pound 50

For your new pencil case desk or home office Loveable London icon pencils!





The sixth item I got a snack but obviously I have gobbled it all up months ago!

They were 2 pound 50 and were from LONDON CRISP COMPANY and GNAW CHOCOLATES!

Facebook pages are London crisp and Gnaw Chocolates on Facebook
For Christmas I got a STUNNING EXQUISITE Royal Albert Sitting Pretty coffee mug from the Candy Collection which is combining a bold magenta border with multi-coloured floral prints, ‘Sitting Pretty’ boasts a lively and eye-catching design on a fresh mint green background. This is my NEW favourite mug I got for Christmas which is about $30 on the Royal Albert website and I have been using this for my coffee and tea everyday.

This beautiful Jennifer Lopez fragrance that I got for Christmas 2019 is PROMISE and is the nicest perfume I have actually had in a while. It is very elegant and the type of perfume I would wear either during the day or night. But it is more perfect for that evening dinner with a classic black dress for a night out on the town!

A Soul on Purpose – Live your life by design, Regain your confidence and ignite your purpose by Luisa Aiasecca BOOK REVIEW


I am NOT going to apologise for gravitating towards the second paragraph on the FIRST  page of this book – There are three things to consider before we can live the life of our dreams and move forward…………

I absolutely LOVE the title of this chapter as we need to take a step back and examine our lives very now and then.

It is TOO true that Google and Siri are there in font of our noses every day when we need something to ask or rely on 24/7. It has become the worlds MOST reliable source that we need to examine ourselves fully. I love how Luisa included exercises to make you participate in a book and not just rad it from cover to back page and then forget what you read and then move on not thinking about what you read. This is the type of book where for me, I had to sit down in a quiet place away from everyone and everything o that I could fully immerse myself into and really ate my teeth into.

I love how Luisa is a “goal getter”, “dream setter” and looking to help others achieve a desire to reach a higher level by reading her/this book.

The first chapter asks 3 great questions.

  1. What do you want?
  2. Why do you want it?
  3. What’s stopping you?

So when I asked myself what do you want? I thought about ALOOOTTTT of things here as I am a very passionate and creative minded person, my mind literally thinks a zillion and one things a day, and I think a lot of girls are like that in this world. We have to identify, as Luisa says why we want something SOOOOOO baddddd. When we start out in a business or as an entrepreneur you then have to put things into perspective as to hat Simon Sinek says (a quote in the book) “Why is all about your purpose, cause or belief. Why do you or your company exist? Why do you get out of bed in the morning? AND WHY should anyone care?

I wrote a little timetable here on the three questions asked.

What do you want?                                      Why do you want it?            Whats stopping you?

Live in London, Melbourne or New York   My top 3 favourite cities.            Money

Library Assistant job/role.     It is the qualification I am working towards (Only have two subjects to complete it)

FREEEEDOM!!!!!                So I can live where I want when I want and do what I want.    Currently having to live in Perth, Western Australia

I particularly LOVE how Luisa says your “why” s your unique and personal motivation to go on when times get tough. It is a ‘reminder’ of what is closest to your heart ❤ what commands you to RISE! Push through ANY limitation! obstacle or challenge you might face.

I love her outgoing passion on how she helped a lady get going with her dream of starting a jewellery business – when you share something with someone, she really gets excited and I LOVE that about her!

I love that she is determined to “live life on her own terms”, wants the ability to go on overseas trips with family whenever she wants! be able to buy and build properties to create a portfolio for family, living life beyond limitations that other people put on her, have the freedom and experience the freedom to do things that she LOVES!!!! Time freedom and finance are the three main things people talk about a lot in this world’s whomever your community is, find your tribe and love them hard.

Chapter Two

Who you are is more important than WHAT you do

In this section Luisa talks about seasons, my favourite season has ALWAYS been Spring! Cherry blossoms, and blueberries and all the English garden roses you can think of!

Although as Luisa says she loves summer as I moved to Western Australia in 2013 and hate it at first, but getting used to it more over time, it has GROWN on me, I thought I wasn’t a “WA” girl at first but I was born in Subiaco, and grew up in Morley from the age 3-10 and we moved about in WA as a baby I just didn’t know it! haha!

Western Australia does have some beauty! ❤

“Just like the weather, there are different seasons in life. Some re abundant in goodness, overflowing with positive results and just seem to be more fun, Others can be tough”

She is VERY right that the summer season is FUN! and full of Extroverts! too true! A lot happing & fast paced, it gets more busier during that season especially in western Australia! Autumn can be slow – and I LOVE how Luisa says this is a perfect time to correct and shape our perspective to reflect our truest hearts intention. Perspective governs all our choices and actions which derive from our convictions.

“It is necessary to be steadfast in commitment to our long term goals, rather than changing course to defeat boredom or impatience that creeps in”

I particularly LOVED the saying ‘a stormy season will pass, and the sun will come out again…..” ❤

But if the sun is shining, allow yourself to enjoy it and receive the blessings that are coming your way.

There are a few GOLDEN nuggets in this next section…..

CHARACTER, INTEGRITY & AUTHENTICITY ARE ABOUT LEADING YOURSELF FIRST

This bit here…… simply defined, our character is made up of the habits and qualities, we implement, and integrity tells us who we really are.

Our character is made up of our mental and moral qualities, unique to us and modelled through our integrity, personality, nature and actions.

None of us are perfect, and we all have areas we can develop. Our personalities are not meant to confine us, but to grow and develop. Our personalities are not meant to confine us, but to grow and develop. If we deliberately use our strengths for others benefit and grow in our limitations, we will inspire others to do the same.

“Shaping our character will take deliberate effort and action against our gaps, flaws and weaknesses, to progressively become the best and most complete version of ourselves.

C. S. Lewis – Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching…….

“PROGRESS OVER PERFECTION”

I found this absolutely beautiful.

“Where you are right now doesn’t determine your future because you are full of potential, wired for creativity, and destined for greatness. you can achieve more and ascend to greater heights all the time The journeys circumstance, positive or negative, force us to progress, unwrap gifts and talents weren’t aware of, and develop into the best version of ourselves.

I LOVED this!!!!!

“A superficial success is not the aim; rather, living a life from the inside out, full of value and building a legacy to be proud of should be and believe is our intention.”

AIM TO LIVE FROM THE INSIDE OUT

Clarity and conviction of our personal desires, belief systems and values will lead us to live our life by design, rather than by default.

I particularly love how Luisa talks about self-transendence over self-actualisation and that is about fulfilling your own potential, while self-transendence is about putting our own needs aside to serve something greater than ourselves.

Reaching your greatest potential by understanding Gods purpose for your life and helping others do the same isn’t just about living at your greatest point of development – it’s your destiny.

I LOVED this even more – Our destiny is not just about what we do, it is about who we become.

What was ABSOLUTELY brilliant was the illustration on Abraham Lincoln in referring to the topic of failure, He failed at business twice, he lost when he ran for Congress, senate and vice presidential candidate, before being elected as president. I love how Luisa states that his most VALUEABLE assets weren’t his education or advantages but his resilience and response to failure.

Failure comes before success……..

There are more quotes in the book that I absolutely love…..

Achieving true greatness is not about being better than anyone else, it is about being better than you were before, and there is no better test than the test of failure.

Each of us has our own personal WOW factor to shine on the world and serve our community with, but if those gifts are not embodied by a strength and unwavering persistence, they may go unseen.

We are on a journey of growth because the possibilities and our potential are limitless.

Who we are becoming is always more important than what we do.

But only becoming the best version of yourself will give you access to achieving the dreams and desire of your heart, and failure is a part of that journey. DON’T despise failure BUT learn how to make your failures serve your purposes. 

my FAVOURITE quote is this:

I really think a champion is defined not by their wins, but by how they can remove when they fall – Serena Williams

Chapter 3

What’s blocking your growth and how to overcome it

When you go to a job interview I always find that they constantly ask about your strengths and weaknesses, I am strong in Data/Administration work and I have seen the fruits of my labour from working full-time in Melbourne, Australia. Luisa mentions that we all have strengths and weaknesses, the action we take to develop our strengths and reduce our weaknesses will determine our outcomes and success and its soooooooo true!!!!!! She says people who deliberately PUSH the boundaries and continually reach out of their comfort zone SEE the fruits of their labour in where they go and what they achieve…..

Luisa is beautiful in saying YOU ARE AMAZING! and CAPABLE

“You are strongest when you are at your most authentic, and the best version of yourself is a true blessing.”

2. DISTRACTION

“We can take control of both forms of distraction to become more productive and life live with more peace and clarity.”

At the moment this one quote is speaking to me, because like I said I think a ZILLION things a day….

“Our brain is SO AMAZINGLY complex and SHARP that we could be thinking about one thing, doing another, saying something else entirely and still have a completely different conversation going on in our subconscious…….. but it can leave us tired, stressed and somewhat in effective.”

I love how she talks about VISION….. you have to write it down, hang it up somewhere noticeable, so you can read it and remind yourself everyday…..

I am just going to go STRAIGHT to Point 3 – Lack of planning

PLANNING is the key against distraction…..

You have to be a goal – setter in 90 day blocks, and have MONTHLY, WEEKLY and DAILY planners that work BEST….

Also,

  • FOCUS

Energy FLOWS where your focus goes……

In the morning we are refreshed, full of energy and usually thats the time where you are most focused. 

  • Once our mind decides something is true, its main priority is to find other evidence to back it up, even if it must delete, distort, generalise, or fabricate the information.

She talks a lot about relationships in this chapter and it is very healthy to get a fresh perspective on whats important. I love how she talks about personal growth, opportunity and freedom. Heres a few quotes I absolutely LOVE from the book!

“It’s a benefit to take time, stop and be more self-aware, to identify what we are focusing on. As we learn to address these thoughts and shape our perspective, we will experience freedom and be EMPOWERED to encounter the things we really want.

“Words become thoughts, thoughts become feelings, and feelings often lead to the actions we take. “

“Words spoken to use or that we hear in our heads create our thoughts and thoughts help to create belief systems. Thoughts also create sensations in our body. This is “cognitive fusion.”

Luisa is quite right about the mind never stopping. it is like unlimited Netflix, and podcasts running all day, every day, even while you sleep – this is sooooooo true!!!! haha! that is meeeee!!! Your mind is comparing, judging, assessing, criticising, fantasising, and systematically sorting thoughts constantly.

A study shows that that average person can have up to 60,000 thoughts per day, I thought it was 3 million haha but studies are constantly updating! 80% are negative, and 95% are the same repetitive thoughts as the day before – Quality of life rests on that of our internal and external communication.

We are what we repeatedly do – Aristotle 

Remind yourself of 3 things you do well, giving yourself that grace needed for growth. You will be surprised and see something FLOURISH!

“Life is gift to be enjoyed, not endured, unwrap it and enjoy your day!”

She reminded me of an old quote that I completely forgot about!

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference.”

It is nice to have the mantra I will make the world around me a better place…. this is hard for some to do but I LOVE that Luisa said Bring your warmth and joy and set it to tropical!!!!

and especially whats even more important is saying “I will use my experiences positive or negative to being HOPE!!!!!!

My actions and attitudes will reflect my deepest convictions

Emotions will not be the deciding factor in my choices

I have so much to be grateful for

I choose to move forward with STRENGTH today

I am a person of good character and integrity

I can develop any skills needed to complete my work with excellence

I will be kind to people today especially those who are unkind to me

I can overcome any challenge with confidence nd perseverance

I am becoming healthier and stronger EVERY DAY

I have complete control of my mind

I will live more openly with every encounter today

I am loved by God unconditionally just the way I am

I will aspire to live as my greatest self and measure myself with grace

I will uplift and encourage and believe in those around me

I will live my life purposely to reflect the divine in me

I will remind myself of the progress I have made

This last one really spoke to me as I felt I still haven’t progressed even after doing AMAZING things with my life the past year, like my travels throughout England/London and working in various industries in 6 different suburbs of Melbourne, Australia and then moving around Australia quite a bit!!!!!!!

We can finish it off with You are INCREDIBLE and DESTINED for greatness – Yes you!!!! Thanks Luisa!!!

Chapters 4 to 6 are my three favourite chapters as

I love action plans

the belief in Self Care

and

Create and sustain your dream life…. its all about VISION……

Just like she says When we embrace change, we enable GROWTH!!!!!!!

growth is just about ANYTHING!

from career to family to success to emotional maturity just like she says We go through sooooo may different life experiences….. becoming an agent of change for yourself and the world is what SUCCESS is!!!!!!

We need a strong mindset and conviction too!!!!!!!

She talks about 1. Fear of failure, 2. lack of trust, and how to define your future and not ANALYSE the past!

and elaborates on taking the TIME to DREAM!!!!!!!

by learning what matters to you the most and then what brings you JOY every day!!!!

My favourite one is heart is all about gaining clarity

especially when heart is all about what you love

and what you dont and what gives you joy?

and makes you most happy!!!!!!!

What makes your heart SING!!!!!!!???????

SUCCESSFUL people ALWAYS LOVE what they do

and know what they value most and its VERY true…….

Your heart also helps you recognise your talents……. and Luisa is SPOT ON!

We all have a gift from God we just need to recognise them, focus on them and then strengthen them…….

I believe if you buy this book it will help you with achieving your personal goals and also your business goals. I don’t have a business per say but starting this blog really opened up a creative outlet my mind especially when I went from Cosmpolitan city to country town, a blog ca be treated as a business as it is something you can be passionate about even if you are not earning money from it, whats education? whats money!? whats achievements? You will NEVER get it if you are not passionate about DRIVEN like someone who is like Luisa who wrote this book, and I am inspired by peope like this when I see it because it make me MORE DRIVEN myself EVERY DAY!!!!!!!

Luisa gives clarity through asking personal questions and she asks what are you passionate about? I was thinking about passion BEFORE I read that question and it is something EVERY person needs to ask themselves on this planet EVERY day…….

Your heart will reveal your purpose and I love how she talks about living the life you truly WANT to LIVE!!!!!!! hearts desires is a big one, and it was on my heart to go to England and it FINALLY happened! When you dream BIG it CAN happen, darling!!!!!!! EXCITEMENT IS PASSION

I truly love how she asks questions they just pop out oat me especially what do you spend your time thinking about that you haven’t yet pursued? At the moment it is New York!!!!!!!

The REWIRE YOUR THINKING section is BRILLIANT!!!!!!!

my favourite bit is with every experience moment to Moment, we are learning evaluating and categorizing and it is soooooo true!!!!! If you want to learn more about creating an action plan to thrive this is the chapter for you and then you can do a Character Inventory She asks 6 questions. I won’t write them all out but one example is what are your thoughts towards your physical and mental health?

Venturing out is also a great section to read, it talks about procrastinating learning and growing! Believing in yourself and potential of your life and growth. And most of all “confidence”

Confidence is a skill.……

Confidence is a skill that develops naturally over time as you practice and gain experience.

The more you develop a skill and become proficient in it aka cooking sewing craft exercise and fitness (daily skills) the less work your brain needs to do…….

A skill can become automatic & you don’t need to think about what you’re doing as when your brain strengthens over time it is really learning that skill that you previously did…. I am like this with typing as it is my absolute strength and I have done singing and piano and drama and when I go to do it again it all comes back to me even with strength training it is like “muscle memory”…….

Luisa is truly inspirational in the way that she writes…..

She knows how to teach us practical habits and especially knowing what you’re morning routine will be will set the tone for the rest of the day! And she is right it is the most valueable disciplines.

I truly felt empowered by “when you have a healthy self-confidence about what you are capable of and the power of discipline you will want to become even more disciplined.”

I also am all for exercise that is good for mental health. I was so into fitness and health in my early twenties and I was at the gym regularly doing strength training and even cardio to let go of any stress that got in the way of life. Like she says

“Exercise improves concentration and cognitive function and also relieves anxiety and depression.”

I absolutely love chapter 5 her words leap of the pages with such truth behind it.

SELF CARE

Last but not least one of my FAVOURITE topics on EARTH!

Like Luisa says “Self care is a MUST”….. to make sure we live our best life.

When it came to healthy self talk there were 7 points. It’s not just about physical and spiritual health but my two favourite points out of the seven were hobbies and personal development. For personal development there were three questions and one that stuck out for me was Are you evaluating yourself and actively seeking out new ways to grow?

What is so true is that without hobbies or interests we can become emotionally stagnant and lose our individuality. This is SO TRUE!!! And we all hold something valuable whether it’s in our hearts 💕 or something you want to give and offer to the world whether it’s a gift or talent you want to use or just a simple encouragement to get someone through their day.

The last paragraph of the book REALLY spoke to me and I wanted to HIGHLIGHT it!

I will leave you with the last paragraph of the book

She wrote:

“People ask me all the time, Luisa how do you stay so enthusiastic?”

Volunteering is one of my secrets. It’s a fact that serving others has physical and mental health benefits including gaining new skills and knows. It even boosts job and career prospects brings a sense of achievement develops personal character and increases self esteem. When you contribute where there is nothing to gain you will enjoy the benefits and the chance to connect with and better understand your community.

For me this stands out and speaks to me with absolute TRUTH as I have volunteered at two libraries in Western Australia and volunteer led at Save the Children in Scarborough- it does open job prospects when you volunteer and just gives GROWTH in so many areas. Take to heart this last paragraph as I believe it will help you and if you get the book at AMAZON on Kindle for $7.34 on http://www.amazon.com.au/SOUL-PURPOSE-Design-Confidence-Purpose-ebook

Or the paperback for $39.16 on https://www.amazon.com.au/Soul-Purpose-Design-Regain-Confidence/dp/1073627314

Unique and Interesting Birthing Traditions to Welcome the New Royal Baby


With the introduction of baby Archie in May, people were closely watching how Meghan Markle would make his introduction to the world unique to them. 

She’s been a bit unconventional in a few ways by royal standards — she’s biracial, a divorcee, and American — and has already broken a few of the pregnancy traditions. Baby showers are not common practice in the U.K., yet Meghan had one in February in NYC. Additionally, Meghan and Harry opted to wait a few days to reveal Archie, unlike Prince William and Kate who have shared glimpses of their newborns the day leaving the hospital.

While there has been some leniency with a few of the birthing traditions of the years, there are a few that will remain customary. The team at Hola put together this great guide on some of the pregnancy, birthing, and post-birth traditions of the royal family. Check out below the traditions over the years.


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EMMALISA’S TRAVELS IN ENGLAND – JULY 2018


I have probably raved one about my trip to England just a TAD too many times!!!! As soon as I arrived in London it TOTES felt surreal!!!!! I was there but felt like a million things were going through my mind. I had FINALLLLY reaches my DREAM DESTINATION!!!!!! 😍😍😍😍😍😍

I loved everything about that country and the things we did. As soon as we arrived to Hyde Park Gate Hotel it was ABSOLUTELY relaxing and the mornings were FRESH!!!!

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Writing a Novel Part 1: Genre


Gabrielle Emmons

Gabby's How to Write Blog SeriesA good friend of mine has been wanting to write a novel for some time now but is unsure on how exactly to go about writing one. Through text messages, she asked me how I go about writing a novel. Instead of going into it via text because it could become a very long conversation, I decided I would do a blog series. Today’s post will be on how to begin.

The very first step in writing a novel is to figure out what genre you want your novel to be. There are many different ones to choose from. Do you want it to be science fiction? Or perhaps a contemporary novel? Or maybe even a contemporary romance or just plain romance? Or what about YA? Or historical fiction?

It is best to know ahead of time what genre category you want your novel to fall into because some will…

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10 Most Awesome Tips for Blogging


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Ok, they are not 10, not very awesome, and even not really tips. But after having read some popular blogs and various advice lists, I just had to come up with the list of my own, honest and hopefully effective. No more intro, here they are.

  1. Make it your special to start every post by addressing your readers in the same way, preferably like if you were talking to puppies. Example: hello cuties/lovelies/babes.
  2. If you want to use somebody’s idea, say that you were “inspired” and thus you can also leave out the person’s name.
  3. Write lists. People love lists. Even if they don’t know it, they love lists.
  4. Instead of using words like “sponsorship” or “advertisement”, use words like “a present”, “friendly borrowing” and “collaboration”. This is a way more positive message.
  5. Don’t underestimate the power of avocado toast. If there is nothing to share, share your avocado toast.

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Book Review: The Retail Therapist by Colette Kebell


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The Retail Therapist

The Retail Therapist by Colette Kebell
Release Date: 23rd June 2015
Publisher: Skittish Endeavours
Buy:Kindle
Rating:
5 star

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“Window shopping! Don’t you just hate the term?
It is like going into a sweet shop and not being able to buy anything, or not knowing what to buy first. That is exactly my line of business, helping people make the right choice.
I’m one of those fashion consultants that are so popular nowadays amongst the upper crust, although I started ages ago. Choosing the right clothes for the right occasion is not an easy task: the dress has to match your personality and, if it can, enhance it.
This story is about how I abandoned the rat race, spending days in a legal office, and followed my dream of becoming a fashion consultant. I believe I’m something more though, I’m a Retail Therapist and I’m sure you are itching to know the…

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