Friday, 18 August 2017

I'm back!

Hi everyone, just a quick post today to let you all know that I am back blogging after taking about 10 days off! I didn't plan to take a break at all but I have been sorting stuff for me to move out of my mums house and into my dads. I am hoping to be moved out by the end of the weekend and I am so excited to start doing my room up and make my room look great.
I have also had my first appointment at the hospital to get the ball rolling into finding out what is up with me so hopefully I will have more answers soon.
Finally I have finally sorted out more driving lessons to build up my confidence and I am hoping to book my test again very very soon!
Thats it for today, posts will return as usual from Monday.
Thanks for reading,

Friday, 4 August 2017

Why I deleted my old blog.

Hi everyone, something I don't think I have mentioned on this blog is about the blog I had around 5 years ago. I started off with a blog called 'The Secret Blogger' which I started when I was really ill and off school and needed something to do with my time. I changed the name to 'Makeup By Keira' and thats where it all started to come together.
I was doing really with my blog, working with brands, had a good amount of following etc. I loved it my blog was my world. I even attended a blogger meet up with a few of the bloggers where I live.
Blogging back then was my passion, I spent everyday writing posts up, taking pictures, I even did a few challenge type posts and I was really into it.
Blogging was my only way of dealing with everyone, I was so ill and had nobody to really speak to especially over the summer before I started college. I had really bad anxiety and depression back then but blogging helped me get through it and I felt like I had a passion.
This was all good until some of the girls I used to go to school with who bullied me found out about. I first realised they had found out when one of them liked my picture from my blogging Instagram account ( this is why I wont use Instagram for my blog at the moment ). I instantly blocked her and then made my account private thinking that would be the end of it, but it wasn't. They were then making fake blog accounts calling the account blog then following each other, they clearly thought I was stupid enough to think it wasn't them. 
The worst part though was when they came into my work and started giving me abuse over it, being really mean and causing lots of hassle. I came home from that shift and deleted everything, including the blog itself. I was scared for the longest time every time I was in work that they would come back in to cause trouble, but they carried on even into my next job I had but that soon stopped when I moved to another store in a different town. Luckily they don't know where I work now and I have been there a year!
Looking back I wish I didn't let them bother me, I wish I could of turned around and said ' Yes I have a blog. Yes I am proud of it.' But I didn't. 
That all totally knocked my confidence and me feel like never blogging again, hence why it has took me 3 years to finally come back into the blogging world. If I hadn't of stopped back then who know where my original blog could of been now.
I still keep this blog private now and haven't told anyone, mainly as I don't want it to go off like last time. If it did though I don't think I would delete everything again.

If on the off chance you are any of the girls who used to bully me and made me feel that low that I had to delete it I have something to say to you. ' This is my blog, I love it, I am proud of it. Nothing you will say will ruin it for me.'  

Keira x

Wednesday, 2 August 2017

July round up.

Hi guys, can you believe we are in August already?! Where is this year going? I can't believe I am 21 next month!
Today I am going to be a round up on last month and looking back at what has gone on!
I started the month off by flying out to Portugal with my family for a week and it was great. I did a post here showing you some of the pictures from my trip. 
After my holiday was over I dove straight back into blogging after not blogging properly for a very long time. I bought myself a new Macbook as my laptop had totally broke and since getting the Macbook I have found blogging so much easier.
Towards the end of the month me and my best friend did a very spontaneous trip to Glasgow. We were planning on going to the Metro Centre but missed the train so we just jumped on the next train out of our city and we ended up in Glasgow!
I also applied for a college course to help me achieve the career of my dream which I spoke about in my previous post.
All in all July has been a pretty good month and I can not wait to see what next month will hold!
Thanks for reading,
Keira x

Monday, 31 July 2017

My Career Goal

Hi everyone, today I am going to be talking to you about my career goal. I have been thinking a lot recently about what I want to do with my future, I am enjoying the job I am in now but I know it's not something I want to do for life. I want a real career.
Something I have wanted to do for years is become a midwife. I remember when I was in school I was having a meeting about my poor attendance and the woman taking the meeting asked me what I wanted to do in my future, I told her I wanted to be a midwife and she just laughed and told me that would never happen. 
Since then I have never thought I could go into that career until recently. I was talking with a colleague at work about careers and I said I wanted to be a midwife but I haven't got the right GCSE's to do so. That was when she told me about access courses so I came home and found they have an access course to health in my local college. It even says on the site that you can progress to midwifery from this course. I applied straight away and I am now waiting to hear back from the college with a date to go in speak to them about the course.
I am unsure whether or not I will get onto the course this year as my GCSE's were so poor, if I do get refused I will hopefully redo my GCSE's then apply again next year.
After this course my aim is to go to University and study Midwifery.
I am not going to give up on this dream and I hope that in 5 years time I can look back at this post and smile to myself and think 'yes I achieved that.' but for now my focus is to get into college and take it from there!

Thanks for reading
Keira x

Friday, 28 July 2017

NYX Prismatic Eye Shadow- Smoke and Mirrors; Review

Hi everyone, today I have a review on this beautiful eyeshadow by NYX. I picked this shadow up ages ago when I was looking for a shadow to go with my outfit for my Christmas night out last year. This has been one of my go to shadows for a night out. I love dark and glittery when I am at a party or clubbing. 
This shadow is so pigmented, the swatch above is only one sweep ( is that even the right word ?! haha )
I also love the packaging of this shadow, it is silver on the outside and has a little bow on the clasp and then black inside where the colour is. 
I am definitely going to pick up some more of the shades in this range as if they are as good as this one they will be amazing!

Thanks for reading,
Keira x 

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

My Past Jobs

Hey everyone, today is going to be a bit of a different post, I am going to be talking to you about my different jobs I have had. I have had a few jobs over the last few years and thought it would be fun to share them with you.
I am not going to be sharing the exact name of the companies. I have worked for mainly just for privacy for myself and that my blog is still very private in my real life.

1. Children's soft play area- This was the first job I ever had, I got this whilst I was still in school. I only worked about 4 hours a week cleaning tables and cleaning the play area making sure it was safe for the kids. I was there for 6 months, I enjoyed it for a while but then my anxiety took over and made it unbearable.

2. Retail #1- This was my second job I got not long after leaving my first job. This was a part time Christmas temp job I had for 2 months and I hated every minute of it. It was one of them surroundings that if they didn't like you they wouldn't talk to you. I was so pleased to leave.

3. Retail #2- My last job before I am in now. The best two and a half years was spent in this job. I started in this popular shop as a summer temp on a 4 hour contract and I loved it. I was quickly made a permanent member of staff. Just under a year later I was asked to cover a shop in a local town by the same company and was offered a promotion to team leader in this store and accepted. I was 18 and a team leader for a very popular UK retail store and i loved it. Sadly I had to leave around a year ago as it was costing me way too much money to travel everyday and was extremely long days.

I am currently in a new job that I also love that is totally different to anything I had done before. I am not going to go into too much details about it at the moment as I said before for privacy reasons etc.

Thanks for reading,
Keira x

My New Blogging Schedule.

Hi everyone, this is just a quick post to tell you about my new blogging schedule. As you may have been able to tell I have been posting everyday at 12pm for just over two weeks. At first this was working great as I was still on holiday from work and was able to schedule lots of posts before going back to work.
Now I am back at work I am struggling to get a post up everyday at 12pm. I first of all thought of changing the time of my post as I normally start work at 12, the same time my posts go live. That just wasn't working at all as I like to be able to access my laptop for when the post goes live but I am not getting to check my blog until at least 4.
I have decided that 6pm will be a better time for my posts to go live as most people seem to be more active online at that time.
My next issue was posting every day. As much as I love being able to post every single day it is getting harder for me to do this now.
I have come to the decision that I am going to post 3 days a week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Which are also my days off from work which makes it easier too.
So you can now expect a post on these days at 6pm. There is another post going up tonight so this isn't my post for the day, its a little extra one!

Keira x