Monday, 29 August 2016

Day in my life - A Spanish City

Hey everyone, a few weeks ago I went on holiday to Spain and whilst we were there we went to a gorgeous place called Mijas. Today, I thought I'd share with you some pictures from the day. I hope you enjoy this post and I will see you all very, very soon. xxx

 














 
So, I hope you all enjoyed this post, and I will see you very, very soon,
 
Love Lou
xxxx
 
Qotp- If you could live anywhere in the world, where would you live?
 
Aotp - Defintely New York.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

1 year anniversary post!

Hey everyone, today is my one year blogging anniversary! So, today I am going to be talking to you about my blogging story so far... I hope you enjoy this post and I will see you all again very, very soon. xxx

So, on August 27th 2015 my blog was created, but the story didn't start there...

For a few months before that, I had been debating creating a blog and I even had a name planned already. But, to be honest I didn't really know what blogging really involved so it was pretty scary when I actually created my blog.

Flash forward again, it was a Thursday if I remember and just after mid day, I sat down and thought. I am going to do this... I am going to start Lou Loves. On the first day of my blog being live I got 5 pageviews and I was over the moon!

Back at that time reaching even 100 pageviews seemed impossible, but a week or two later I logged in and I was on 99 views. I kept madly refreshing the page, and after about 10 minutes that 99 flicked over to a 100. I was so happy I honestly didn't believe I had 100 views!

Then, that number kept growing and that 100 became 500. Then that 500 became 1000. Then that 1000 turned into 5000. Then that 5000 turned into a 10,000! I am now on nearly 11,000 views and I feel as though I have come such a long way since that day I had 5 views!

Through out my blogging time I met so many lovely people and have done many, many collabs with them. (Marti, I'm looking at you). It's honestly been so lovely getting to know these girls, so I will leave the links to their blogs below so you can go and check their blogs out.

Marti (Pink Smarties)
Emsi Rose
Beth May
Lauren Joannee
Eve Nicholls

So, I guess what I want to say now is simply thank you! Thank you for your constant support. Thank you for always commenting on my posts!

I hope you all enjoyed this post and I will see you all again very very soon!

Love Lou
xxxx

The Blogger Recognition Award

Hey everyone, the other day, the lovely ItsElla nominated me for the blogger recognition award. Click here to read her post, but let's get into this post...

So the rules are...

1) Write a post to show your award
2) Acknowledge the blogger who nominated you
3) Give a brief story about why you started blogging
4) Give 2 pieces of advice to new bloggers
5) Nominate up to 15 bloggers/blogs for the award.

Pop over to ItsElla and say hello

I started blogging exactly one year ago today! I started blogging as a past time and to be honest I didn't really know how long I'd stick at blogging, but I fell in love with it. Now, a year on I am blogging 3 times a week, have met so many lovely people and thoroughly enjoy blogging.

Some advice for new bloggers:

1)Comment on other blogs

This is such a good way to get noticed among other bloggers. If you comment on blogs with more followers, people will read the comments, see the link to your blog and then maybe go and check it out! Don't be fooled though, this isn't an overnight process and it can take a very long time to gain followers but, don't give up.

2)Get a regular posting schedule

Your readers then now when you're going to upload, so know when to come and check out your new posts.

(For those of you who didn't know, I post on a Monday, Wednesday and Friday).

I nominate...

Marti Stelling (From Pink Smarties)
Beth May
Emsi Rose
Lauren Joannee
Some Girl Talking
Eve Nicholls
4 Bloggers Blog
Geraldine (From Geraldine's World)
Alice (From Girl Abroad Blogs)
Grace (From Grace x Kate)
Rebecca (From Rebecca Jade)
Emily (From a Cup of E)

Thank you so much for reading, and I will see you all very, very soon!

Love Lou
xxxxx

Friday, 26 August 2016

My Summer Love List // Collab

Hey everyone, and welcome back to another collab! Today's collab is with the lovely Marti, so click here to check out her post. Anyway, today we are both sharing the things we have loved through out summer. I hope you enjoy this post and I will see you again very, very soon. xxx

Barry M Boots Limited Edition Nail Varnish in Golden Sands

I have loved this shade in summer (It's actually the one I wore w
hen I went on holiday to Spain). This is a gorgeous peach/golden nude. The golden tones in it come from the small specs of glitter that are in the varnish. The shimmer is super sparkly and looks gorgeous when the light hits it. Like I mentioned, this is a Boots Limited Edition product so get it whilst you can!

NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Istanbul
You all knew this was going to be somewhere in this list... This has become my staple lip product this Summer! It's a vibrant pink nude that looks lovely in spring and summer. I pair this with golden eyes for the perfect Summer-y make up look. Even though I managed to get this, not all boots stores have a NYX counter so make sure you check online before hand to see if your local store has one. If not, don't worry as you can still order it online (it can be delivered to your house or your local store).

Girl Online : On Tour by Zoe Sugg

WOW! This book was incredible. This is the second book in the Girl Online series and the 3rd bopok is being released in November! I'm not going to give away any spoilers, but I am going to say that some things aren't quite as you expected them to be...

Zara Femme Perfume
I got this for my birthday and I literally haven't stopped wearing it! As you will probably all know by now, I am terrible at describing scents, but this smell fruity and floral at the same time. It also has a bit of a vanilla scent to it- that's probably why I love it so much!

Handwritten (Deluxe)

For those of you who don't know what this is, it's Shawn Mendes album that was released some time last year. I however, only discovered it this summer. If you read my 10 songs in my head post (click here if you didn't) you will know that I included the songs Never be Alone and Imagination. But, my top 3 songs from the album are: Kid in Love, Aftertaste and The Weight. (Although, I do love the whole album!)

So, that's all for today, but don't forget that 2 posts are going up tomorrow to celebrate my 1 year anniversary! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed this post, and I will see you again very, very soon,

Love Lou
xxx


Qotp - What's on your Summer Love List?

Links:

Golden Sands
Soft Matte Lip Cream
Girl Online
Girl Online : On Tour
Zara Femme
Handwritten (deluxe)

Prices:

Golden Sands - £3.99
Soft Matte Lip Cream - £5.50
Girl Online - £5.59
Girl Online : On Tour - £9.09
Zara Femme - £7.99
Handwritten (deluxe) - £8.99

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A little chat.....

Hey everyone, I'm here with some good, and bad news.

The bad news is, that I'm not going to be putting up a post tonight...

But,

I am uploading 2 posts in Saturday as its my 1 year blog anniversary. One of the is going to be the Blogger Recognition Award, and the other, well you get to decide!

The three choices are:

- A Pamper Routine
- Back to School Make up Look
- Q and A

You have until Friday at 8 am to decide in the comments. (If you choose Q and A, a post will go up on my Instagram asking for questions, if you don't have Instagram just include a question or 2 in the comments along with your choice) For those of you wondering, my Instagram is @louloves01.

Thank you so much for your support, and don't forget to comment!

Love Lou
xxxxxx

And good luck to those getting results back tomorrow!