How The Ordinary Skincare Transformed My Skin

How The Ordinary Skincare Transformed My Skin

We all struggle from time to time with getting zits, spots or blemishes and I want to assure you getting them is 100% normal. Theres so much pressure on us in todays society to have perfect hair, skin, teeth nails etc. But in reality thats just not possible. Many people no matter what age or gender suffer from bad skin.

As a teen my skin was okay, it was when I started using makeup and wearing foundation that I started to get blemishes. And then of course after puberty it was hormone that caused a-lot of my spots. Last year I discovered The Ordinary skincare, I remember a friend at work told me about the wonders it did for her skin. I remember hearing that and thinking “I wonder if it will work for me?”. Its really inexpensive compared to other skincare brands so decided to give it a try. Today I’ll be sharing the results that I’ve had so far from using the products!

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Blogging Q&A: You Ask, I Answer

Blogging Q&A: You Ask, I Answer

I would never consider myself established or a subject matter expert on blogging, but I do get DM’s and questions about blogging, especially from newbies. As many of you already know my blogging story, I wont bore you with a repeat. But I would have found it so helpful if a fellow blogger at the time had an open discussion with their readers and answered as many blogging questions as they could. So I thought I’d give it a try today.

As I have already said, I’m by no means an expert at this. But I really want to help new and or established bloggers, with any helpful advice I can give.

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Blogging Advice I’ve Learnt Whilst Blogging

Blogging Advice I’ve Learnt Whilst Blogging

Before I started a blog I didn’t really look or research what goes into it. I just saw others doing it and thought “I want to do this too!”. Of course if you are considering starting a blog or have just started one, I’d recommend doing the opposite of what I did. Its always good to research anything before you do it, especially when it involves the internet.

Blogging advice can vary, what I think works for me and my blog might not be the same case for you or another blogger. We don’t all have the same audiences, we don’t all have the same opinions and preferences in style and colours. Everybody has different thoughts and processes they follow.

Today I wanted to share the blogging advice I have learnt whilst blogging, in hopes it helps you on your blogging journey too!

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How To Love Someone With a Mental Health Illness

How To Love Someone With a Mental Health Illness

Loving someone selflessly no matter the circumstance isn’t something that comes easy. Friendships & relationships can become strained when theres a lack of communication & understanding of one another. When it comes to Mental illnesses it can become even harder to navigate relationships, especially if its not you but your friend or partner that has the mental illness.

Today I’ll be sharing my advice on how to love someone with a mental illness & how to understand them a little bit more. Please remember these are my own personal views, and this advice won’t be a one size fits all for all mental illnesses, as they all vary!

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Lets Learn About Essential Oils

Lets Learn About Essential Oils

This year I’ve really been trying to live a cleaner life. Now by that I mean trying to stay away from modern medicine and being more aware of the things I put on my body and the things I eat too. Thankfully this is easier now as there are so many different products and alternative things we can use to make ourselves feel better. Today we will be discussing essential oils and I’ll be sharing the benefits I’ve been noticing in my life since making the switch.

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My Top 3 Photo Editing Apps

My Top 3 Photo Editing Apps

2020 life seems to be surrounded by is social media don’t you think? And what do we post to these social media platforms? Photos! I never understood how people posted such aesthetically pleasing images onto their twitter accounts or Instagram stories, so I did some investigating of my own. I now use so many different apps to edit my photos for social media. In this post I’ll be sharing my top 3 photo editing apps, and showing you what they do! Lets get started…

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How Self-Care Can Help With Weight Loss

How Self-Care Can Help With Weight Loss

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Hi, I’m Jan – the face behind Jan On The Blog. I’m a millennial working mom and aspiring blogger from the land down under in Melbourne, Australia. Reading and writing make up my happy place. Jan On The Blog is a lifestyle blog. It’s a mixed bag with a little bit of everything – posts on wellness, parenting, food, things to ponder, books, TV shows and nature – because variety is the spice of life! Have a read of this post, then please come visit Jan On The Blog and let me know what you think – like, comment and follow it if you think it’s any good. Thanks Olivia for having me over at Olivia Lucie Blake!

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How I’m Learning To Be More Grateful In Life

How I’m Learning To Be More Grateful In Life

It can be really hard when you suffer from a mental illness to see the brighter side of life. Your thoughts consume you and you feel hopeless. Whenever I feel this way, I try to remind myself of the good I have in this world. I remind myself of the things that bring me and joy and make me happy. I do this exercise as a reminder to my brain that things are better than I think they are.

I read a book that a therapist wrote a few years ago when I was at my lowest mentally, and it gave this really good learning technique. It was saying out loud to yourself that you acknowledge your feelings. This triggers something in your brain so that you recognise that it is just thoughts, it’s not real or present. Doing this exercise and saying out loud the good things you have in life can help in the same way. It’s like you’re talking to a friend or a family member, reminding them everything will be okay. But instead you are talking to yourself.

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What Equipment I Use For Blogging – 2015 vs 2020

What Equipment I Use For Blogging – 2015 vs 2020

So much has changed in the 5 years this site has been active. Back in 2015 WordPress was so much different, and the whole blogging world was seen as so much different too. AAlotlot has changed with the internet & so many other things surrounding blogging. Even my writing style and my blog content has changed so much since then.

In todays post I want to share the changes I have made to my blog, and even the changes in the equipment I use to run my blog, in the last 5 years.

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