How to Stop Saying Yes When You Want to Say No [Guest Post]

How to Stop Saying Yes When You Want to Say No [Guest Post]

Hi there, my name is Pooja and I have a blog called lifesfinewhine. Olivia and I have collaborated on this post and it has been such a fun experience. We really hope you enjoyed reading our posts as much as we enjoyed creating them for you guys. This was a topic we decided to discuss because we realised that many of us struggle with saying no even when we really don’t want or need to. It’s difficult to say no for many reasons but it is also vital to say no when we have to. Here are my five tips on how to say no and to read Olivia’s five tips head on over to my blog

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Holding a Grudge: How to Let Go of Hurt

Holding a Grudge: How to Let Go of Hurt

It’s not easy to forgive. I’m still learning on how to do that myself. It’s easy for me to sit here and say “let it go” but I don’t know what it is you’re holding onto. It might be big, it might be small. But all I know is that holding onto hurt only hurts you more. Join me as I go through some tips that help me when I feel like I need to let go of hurt.

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4 Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationships

4 Ways to Improve Communication in Your Relationships

We all struggle from time to time with communication in relationships, romantic or not. Communication is a key element to any relationship you have! Without it, what do you have? It’s so easy to say that communication is key in any relationship but not a lot of people are good at it. Sometimes I don’t think many people realise they are bad at it. Which is why I’m here with some tips on how you can improve that communication within your relationships.

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Ten Blog Awards in One

Ten Blog Awards in One

Thank you thank you thank you thank you to all that have nominated me for a blog award! I got so many awards this week it was impossible to post them all individually so I decided to do a collective post of them all.

I really appreciate the fact that I got nominated for all of these awards. When I started blogging in 2015 i had really made no connections with people or even tried to. I got low interactions and low traffic because it didn’t even cross my mind i’d need to interact with other bloggers to grow. I’m so thankful and glad to have met so many lovely people. And I love that we get to share our blogging journeys together!

Just for info, it would be impossible to answer all questions in one post, so I’m going to say thank you to those that nominated me and leave links to their blogs instead. I think showing some blogger love back to you all is needed!

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My Top 5 Stress Management Tips

My Top 5 Stress Management Tips

It’s no secret that 2020 has been a very stress filled year which has had such an effect on us not only physically but mentally too. I call it Coronavirus stress. It got me thinking, can stress kill you? So naturally I googled it and apparently it can lead to some pretty shocking effects on the body. We often forget how powerful the mind really is on our bodies. I think Stress management should be one of our top priorities to maintain good mental health. There are tonnes of articles on stress management online but I thought I’d put together some of the tips I use myself to help reduce my coronavirus stress.

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20 Blog Post Ideas For a Lifestyle Blogger

20 Blog Post Ideas For a Lifestyle Blogger

We all struggle from time to time to keep coming up with new content for our blogs, so I thought I’d collect some ideas together for blog post inspirations for lifestyle bloggers. One of my goals for this blog is to help people as much as I can. I love to share knowledge and ideas with others. Were all in this together after all!

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5 Ways to Perfect Your Blogging Schedule

5 Ways to Perfect Your Blogging Schedule

I didn’t know the importance to having a blogging schedule until recently. Just think about it, if you are consistent with something you’ll get results no matter what it is. So why should blogging be any different? Today I hope to share some tips on how you can perfect your own blogging schedule and how that will help you see the results you want from your blog.

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4 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

4 Things to Do Instead of Comparing Yourself to Others

We all do it, whether we realise it or not. We compare ourselves to others. “I wish I had her hair. I wish I had his abs. I wish I was that confident”. Well believe it or not, I bet somebody has said that about you too at some point. Self love isn’t something that just happens overnight. It can take some time to learn how to be confident in who you are. So I decided to create a list of things we can do as people instead of comparing ourselves to others.

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15 Self-Care Ideas to Help Improve Your Mental Health

15 Self-Care Ideas to Help Improve Your Mental Health

It’s so important to look after not only physical health but mental too. As this period of time continues where there is so much worry, anxiety and stress.I think it’s even more important to look out for each other and acknowledge that we need to take time for ourselves. And don’t feel bad for it either! Nobody bats an eye lid when we take the steps to improve our physical health so there should be no difference when we take time to look after our mental health. Here are some ideas on how we can do that:

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How To Lovingly Let Go of Relationships

How To Lovingly Let Go of Relationships

We have all been there. We’ve gotten to a point where a friendship or relationship just isn’t working for us anymore, we don’t know what to do. We know we must walk away from them but we don’t know how. Hopefully I can provide some useful tips for you all in this post. I’m no expert but I’ll do my best to give you as much knowledge as I can around this tough subject.

Please remember that I don’t know your situation, so this advice may be relevant and it may not. Thats just how things are sometimes, but I’ll do my best to be as broad as I can!

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How to Stay Motivated: 5 Tips for Bloggers

How to Stay Motivated: 5 Tips for Bloggers

With anything the novelty wears off. The same goes with blogging. There are times where you are really into it, and then there are times where you just really have zero motivation to post. Be kind to yourself, its okay to have bad days, or days where you really don’t want to post. For some, blogging is a full time job. And with any job, you need time off. Blogging should be no different!

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5 Things That Bring Me Joy

5 Things That Bring Me Joy

I try to wakeup everyday with a grateful heart. We are given a fresh start everyday, how lucky we are. It’s important that I find small or big things in my day that bring me joy. When I was at my lowest mentally, each day I’d tell myself what I was thankful for and why. It helped bring so much perspective to so many bad days.

So I thought I’d share some of these with you, and I want you to share some of yours with me too!

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How to Drive More Traffic To Your Blog Using Pinterest

How to Drive More Traffic To Your Blog Using Pinterest

I would still consider myself a newbie at blogging. Back in 2015 when I first launched this blog I had no idea what I was doing (I still don’t). Everyday I learn a new thing, whether thats from my own research or learning from other bloggers. One thing I have learned to utilise is Pintrest. I didn’t even give it a second thought on how it could help grow my blog. But it makes sense now I understand.

In this blog post I aim to share my little bit of knowledge on how to use Pintrest to help your blog grow. So let’s get started!

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4 Things You Can Do to Brighten Someone’s Day

4 Things You Can Do to Brighten Someone’s Day

I’m happy to admit that my love language is gifting or random acts of kindness. I love the feeling of making your friends or loved ones feel thought of and cared about through small gestures. It doesn’t take much to turn somebodies day around and make a positive impact.

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How the People You Surround Yourself With Can Affect Your Life

How the People You Surround Yourself With Can Affect Your Life

There are a couple of ways the title of this post could be interpreted. One being how the people in your life can have a positive effect on you, and the second being how the people in your life can have a negative effect on you. Either way, those people you surround yourself with will have an impact on who you are as a person.

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My Blogging Journey | Thank You For 200 Followers!

My Blogging Journey | Thank You For 200 Followers!

I want to start out by saying thank you to all that have followed me. Less than a month ago I had around 160 followers and I cant quite believe I have hit 200 that fast after restarting. I appreciate every like, comment and view I receive. I just want to say thank you!

Reading lifeofwhines blogging journey posts, it inspired me to start writing about my own blogging journey. August 10th 2015 was the date this blog was born, originally diademofbeauty and now olivialucieblake.

I can’t exactly remember the reason behind wanting to start a blog, it kind of just happened. Back then I wanted to share tips and tricks on beauty and makeup. I always struggled reading blogs and seeing nothing but perfect hair, nails and skin and wanted to show the world that the perfection they were seeing didn’t exist.

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My Work From Home Routine

My Work From Home Routine

Since Coronavirus hit the UK, my work place made the decision that all of their staff were to work at home for the foreseeable future. There still aren’t any plans in place yet for us to go back either, which I’m quite glad about.

So because I’m at home all day everyday working, I thought I would do a Work from home routine post. I’ve gotten into quite a good routine now that I tend to stick to everyday, so why not share what my routine looks like!

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6 Places to Get Free Stock Images For Your Blog

6  Places to Get Free Stock Images For Your Blog

Recently I have discovered that you can use free stock images on your blogs. I was naive to think all of the beautiful professional photos I was seeing on various blogs were all taken by the blog owner. Although this might still be true in some cases, I know that a lot of bloggers use free stock images, because why wouldn’t you? Who wouldn’t want professional looking photos without the hard work?

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4 Coping Techniques For When You Feel Anxious

4 Coping Techniques For When You Feel Anxious

One thing in life is certain, we will all face some sort of anxiety or stress in our lives. According to www.mentalhealth.org, 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That 74% represents a lot of people. It’s always humbling to know that you aren’t the only one that goes through these feelings.

You may have clicked on this post because you are anxious, you suffer from anxiety or you want to learn how to worry less. Please know there is no quick fix for this.Some of these things might work for me and not for you and thats okay because we are all different. It’s about finding what’s right for you.

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5 Ways to Take Better Blog Photos

5 Ways to Take Better Blog Photos

I’ve always been into photography. I studied it at college for 2 years and loved every minute of it. Although I didn’t pursue it as a full time career, I still enjoy using my phone to take pictures of friends or family and of course photos for my blog. In this post I’ll be giving 5 tips on how you can create better photo content for your blog.

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15 Questions to Get to Know Me Better

15 Questions to Get to Know Me Better

Something a little bit different today. I thought I’d do 15 questions to get to know me. I haven’t ever done any post like this before and if figured if you’re reading my posts then you might want to know more about the person behind the blog! 🙂

I got the questions from Kristinkravesbooks.com but also changed a few as well!

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Bedroom Transformation – Part 2

Bedroom Transformation – Part 2

Welcome to part 2 of my bedroom transformation! Thanks so much for the love on Part 1. It’s something different than I’m used to posting about but I’m so glad all of my readers are enjoying it. Part 2 focuses on the desk area which is my favourite transformation! All the links for the items shown will be listed at the end of the blog.

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How The Ordinary Transformed My Skin

How The Ordinary Transformed My Skin

Now I know what you’re all here for, some magic advice that will give you instant perfect skin. I am going to shatter that dream, because with anything in life it takes time. My skin still isn’t perfect, nor do I want it to be. It can be a long process, and just because these products work for me doesn’t mean they work for everybody, so please bare that in mind.

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It’s been 4 years…

It’s been 4 years…

Hello! New blog name. Olivia Lucie Blake blog has been born!

Welcome to all those who have never been to this space before. Previously this blog was called diadem of beauty, but I felt like I’ve outgrown that. This is a new me, so a fresh start was needed. I don’t want to start this blog giving reasons and excuses as to why I didn’t post for so long. Thats not important, what’s important is that I’m back and I’m ready to start creating fun and engaging content.

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