Gilts&Glamz Is Getting A New Name!

Hello Awesome Followers (or more so) Friends,

This blog has come a long, long, very long way, to be honest at times I still can’t believe that it exits but thankfully it does and on top of everything ‘YOU’ people have made it a big beautiful thing ( a GlamFam of 600+). This blog you know as Gilts&Glamz once impulsively got it’s name and the owner (ME) (proudly smiles) was so grossed in learning and creating content for this blog, meeting (well virtually meeting) other bloggers that before I noticed I was far into this and it was growing (taken by surprise, again) and started to constantly think of the name and it’s meaning, impact and all that hard stuff that initially goes into a professional looking blog.

So taking it step by step because that’s the right way to do it, much consideration and thought will be put into this blog from here on (I tell myself and I will stick to it) so today I present to you …. the new name for this blog with high hopes that’ll you support it with much more love as it precedes, your input is always welcome, (in fact, I was thinking of letting you all vote on it, just because why not)

free-styled-stock-photos-7.jpgWithout further suspense, Let’s unveil the new name:

Gilts&Glamz is now ‘Xclusive Glam’

Yas! I have now confirmed this name (in hope of not having to change it again) as with any change to come, I’ll announce it before it takes place.

Thank You & Love You All,

You Are The Best!

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CONQUER Your Goals ( A 5-Step Personal Guide)

Happy Friday!

Now that you’ve survived Monday, and the Monday before it and ‘all’ the Mondays of 2017 so far. I’m here to ask you, are you always looking forward to the next day because today just didn’t cut it for you, so you tell yourself tomorrow will be better and you’ll do it all (all). But what really happens the next day ______________ fill in the blank.

And if you’re anything like me you are most likely to fill in the blank with ‘unsuccessful’ and trust me ‘worst feeling ever’ but no worries, I’m here with a full-proof solution, you just have to make it work so all the best!

Conquer Your Goals In 5 – Steps (Day to Day)

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1. Get In Touch 

In touch with your (inner) self, recognize and be in-tone with your self. How you work internally and externally, this means being well aware of your work style, relaxing style, and also your stressors. For example, What’s one thing that get’s you in the mood to do something, what’s one thing that holds you back from doing something.

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2. Night Before

Night time is something I live for all day but what do I do… one word youtube sometimes two Instagram. I’ve actually learned to benefit from these time stealers , and (if you think about it, the internet is always there to help you, the ‘catch’ is ‘if’ you allow.)

Here’s how you too can benefit from the endless hours you spend online aka youtube/Instagram;

  • Firstly, go ahead and unfollow all negativity or anything that doesn’t align with your personal goals or passions.
  • Secondly, should be obvious, now do follow people that share a good energy with you or you find appealing enough to motivate ‘you’ to do the same for yourself, for example, fitness oriented goals follow fitness gurus that are genuinely working hard and beauty bloggers find beauty gurus that resemble your personal style or simply speak to you.
  • Goal here is to find a spark of inspiration and get a good dose of motivation during this time where there are no other distractions.

3. Talk To Yourself 

This is similar to step-two but slightly different. Here’s how it plays out, so you’ve got a lot on your hand in return you keep piling your mind with imaginary to-do lists until it becomes one big jumble and scares you to your bed in the middle of the day.

  • Take a deep breath, sit down
  • Start counting everything you need to do (out loud)
  • Plan out loud (when) and (how) you will tackle each task
  • Goal here is to relieve the overwhelming feelings

4. List The Day

Every morning or night (which ever works best for you)

  • Have a open notepad in your room
  • Make a list of your day (bullet points)
  • This list should not look like your a journey entry or bucket list
  • It should have at least 5 or more things you need to get done that specific day and no more (Example: Drink Gallon Water, Write Paper, Write Bills etc.)
  • End of day look at your list and put little checks/ smiley faces next to your accomplished tasks
  • Repeat next day
  • Goal here is to help build habits that will produce long-term success

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5. Reflect  

Check-in with yourself, ask yourself how am I doing, am I getting closer to my plans, am I walking in a completely different direction, am I stuck in one place. When ever you start to feel puzzled and stuck sit down and conduct a Q&A with yourself.

  • If you fail, it’s okay!
  • Start again tomorrow
  • If one routine is not working, try another one
  • Keep trying until you find one that works best for you
  • Reward yourself for your achievements (a pat on the back)
  • Goal here is to not lose track, keep you eyes peeled to your goals and tackle them daily

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This was a long read but hey it starts here, you must we willing read through this, for this to work. This is no easy work (I would know) it requires dedication and a will to succeed. Take what you can, tweak what you can because this is a in practice (personal) guide; which has worked to make my days more productive.

I’ll leave you to it now since you have so many GOALS to CONQUER and be a proud self. GOOD LUCK and THANK YOU FOR READING as always, feedback, feedback, I wanna see your comments and ‘likes’ if you prefer these type of things on my blog.

OKAY… BYE!!!

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Blog Worthy Pictures Using Your iPHONE

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Life is like photography. You need the negatives to develop.

Hey Loves! Having good quality pictures is a must when it comes to blogging and social media. You don’t need to buy an expensive camera to take your blog pictures, your iPhone will do the same job. Here are some tips and tricks I do to take my blog pictures using my iPhone 6!

Salut tout le monde!Avoir des photos de bonne qualité est important quand il s’agit de blogs et médias sociaux. Vous n’avez pas besoin d’acheter un appareil photo cher pour prendre vos photos de blog, votre iPhone fera le même travail. Voici quelques trucs et astuces que je fais pour prendre mes photos de blog en utilisant mon iPhone 6!

1/ Turn on your grid

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Having a grid when taking your pictures is so essential especially for flat lay photography. It’s very easy, go to Settings and scroll down…

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Let’s Get Social… (Following On Twitter Right Now)

Happy Friday Lovelies!

I’ve was just sitting down and scrolling through twitter feed as it hit me that I may not have you all on my twitter and I’m probably missing out on your wonderful tweets, as much as much I try to follow as many people I can find on social media, it’s still not everyone and that makes me sad so I decided why not do something fun and connect even more on social media. Are you ready?

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For the next hour or two, okay two hours. In the next two hours, I am going to follow everyone anyone who comments on this post.

Rules: 

If you would like me to follow you on twitter simply;

  • Like this post
  • Head on over to twitter & follow @GiltsAndGlamz and I will follow you back, (I’m waiting)
  • And that’s it! (Simple as that)

Hope To See You There 🙂 

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Get Your New Blog Up And Running (My Personal Tips & Secrets)

Hello Beautiful People!

I say why not get down to some business today, the business of blogging of course! I have read so many blog posts recently advising new bloggers and they’re all great, so much you can learn from each and every one of them, and I’m actually really proud of myself when I say that I had actually been following the most important and common advice all along 🙂 whatever it was that I was doing was floating my boat and it came as a surprise when one lovely blogger requested that I share my secrets and tips on how to build and grow a new blog. I’ll be honest and tell you that deep down it feels great 🙂 so here it is; just some real, personal and honest advice or call it ‘secrets’ if you will.

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5 Piece of Personal Advice To New Bloggers or ( Even Bloggers In General) 

  1. Just Do It  

    Whether you are still in the process of deciding whether or not you should start a blog or already running one, I would tell you to “just do it” let your ideas flow, if it hit you that you should start a blog, than go ahead and do it right away before that idea gets completely ignored. Have an idea for your next post, hit that ‘write’ button and write down it’s title at least so it’s there to remind you. Let this be something that free’s your mind, something that makes you just as happy even a year later.

  2. Also, Don’t Over Do It 

    Before you get confused and click away, let me tell you what I mean here, this ties perfectly with the first piece of advice, while you want to follow your impulses and just create that post. What you don’t want to do is; force yourself to write and publish content because you feel there is some pressure to do so. This will ‘not’ always bring traffic to your blog, you can start a blog and publish 50 posts back to back but see that you’re not reaching as much views or likes or communication in general, this leads us to my next piece of advice.

  3. Communicate 

    Can’t stress this enough, communicate, communicate, it can be hard especially if you burden yourself with too many posts, this is why you should try to maintain a good balance between creating content and communicating with your readers, which includes actually reading their content, giving feedback, and liking their posts also going and discovering new blogs and following them. This is a give and take and I know, trust me I know, it’s time consuming but it’s crucial. I believe this is the only thing that has helped me reach the point that I am at today, because let’s be real, my content is ‘my’ content, just me rambling on and on about things and even if it was top notch I wouldn’t be going any where with it until people actually came and saw it and liked it and shared it. So I hope you get the point here, go out and discover blogs and forget about the stat’s for now. Once you start viewing more and more blogs, you’ll start to love it at least I love it, it’s so much fun.

  4. Quality, Appearance, Photos And More 

    What makes you click on a blog post or even a blog it self, think about how much of an influence appearance has. You’re writing may be on point and filled with some ideas worth reading but truth is, it’s not going to speak to readers, it’s not going to make them click on it, and therefore, they’ll never know what they missed out on so do yourself a favor and your readers by making your posts look attractive, use visuals, use nice big fonts, photo’s and colors. You do not need to go out and purchase an expensive camera in order to get amazing photo’s for your blog or at least not yet, use your phone and good editing apps, play around to see what works best for you but the goal here is to invest time in your photos and the overall appearance of your blog and every post. Another reason you should check out other blogs, you’ll be inspired everyday for your own blog.

  5. Assess Yourself  

    After all every person is different and therefore every blog is unique, look to other for inspiration not competition, and It would be right to say that the blogging community is super positive and loving anyways. All you have to do is find your place and get comfortable, and no one is better at being ‘you’ only you can do that, so explore every side, every style and you’ll know when you’ve found exactly what speaks to you then from there on just let that speak to your audience, a little love and some passion is all you need to succeed here.

I am by no means an expert at this, just a little passion to be more creative each day, I’m still learning but there you have it, some advice just for you. Hope it’s not too much to read and that it actually benefits you in some way, if it does be sure to come back and share your story, and feel free to leave a tip or two yourself all you lovely readers because sharing is caring.

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The Blogger Recognition Award

trophy-153395_640I know, I know I wanted to do this one as soon as I saw my nomination that’s how excited I was and I would like to say I’ve done well and definitely caught up over the break. Here it is… another award, for me ? my blog ? wow hard to believe that many of you are actually taking the time to read, comment and like my posts here and on top of all that you guys have nominated me for such amazing awards. I still remember coming here and seeing people showcase their awards and let me tell you “I was like wow, that’s amazing (with a smile)” and you know what it is amazing cause I also remember my first liebster award which was not long ago so thank you to all. But, special thanks to the beautiful Beauty Everest or better yet, I would like to call her a good friend because ever since we got in touch over our blogs, she’s been nothing but a sweet inspiration and a great supporter, love her 🙂 and I’m sure you would too so what you waiting for, subscribe to her blog now so you don’t miss out on her awesome makeup tutorials and all the other stuff.

heart_nominateThere Are A Few Rules:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Write a post to show your award.
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started.
  • Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
  • Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
  • Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

Let Go…

How My Blog Started: 

Hmm… I’ve actually been wanting to do something like this 🙂 My blog started one summer afternoon or to backtrack a little it actually started right when I was finishing up my second semester at school. I was tired and had just submitted my some work for a class that I went on to create or sign up for a website at WordPress, I had thought of it during the day while I was sitting in class and well… kind of bored, so I followed through later when I got home and signed up. Not to mention, with little consideration for my site address and that it would be something more permeant and harder to change later on, that’s how random it was. Now, back to the nice summer afternoon, that was the day, I woke up from sleeping all I could and upon waking up I just rushed to publish my first, very first  post here and I still remember the first person to comment and then follow, and oh! those notifications hitting my phone, I was thrilled 🙂 and from there on it continued and will hopefully continue on and on, the progress is right here. My blog started randomly but it had a purpose and a reason which may or may not have been very apparent, my mission was to spread positivity and beauty.

Two Pieces Of Advice For New Bloggers:

  1. Let this be something you enjoy and cherish do not, do not go crazy over how many views or likes a day you’re hitting, yes, that makes you happy and makes want to put in more work, which is great and that’s how it should stay. Your number one priority should be to make your self happy with the content of your blog because when you love what you put out there so will your readers.
  2. Be YOU, Be REAL yes, original is what your aim should be, trust me when I say you do not need to change the way you speak to publish content on your blog, write as you speak, write as you feel, and write as though you were talking to a friend in a real life, that is whats going to attract and connect readers to your blog.

Now to the best part… The Nominations:

  1. The Beauti-Bag
  2. Elysian With Love
  3. Chars Beauty Box
  4. The Stylish Confident
  5. Life of A MUA
  6. Ciarra Lorren
  7. Kelly Nicole Whilden
  8. The Lissa Way
  9. Hey Its Nyse
  10. Simply Stella
  11. Ramona Dobrica
  12. Queen City Petite
  13. Call Me Trav
  14. Anju
  15. Makeup Your Makeup Blog

Beauty Everest  thank you for this honor as well as this opportunity to be able to share the recognition/appreciation with more other talented people here, it truly takes blogging to another exciting level.

THANK YOU FOR SUPPORTING!

Stay Beautiful

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