ANNOUNCEMENT

Right, I haven’t been around here for a while (sorry!), but I want that to change.

I have missed my blog, but the past few months I have found it tough to post on here for a number of reasons;

  • Firstly, I’ve been lacking the drive. I feel like all my posts are the same kind of thing, a repeated cycle of favourites and empties and a load of book reviews thrown in.
  • My blog name has really put me off persisting with this blog. I still love the name driftinglexi, but the name is so separate from me that I no longer feel right using it. I need something unspecific, or it needs to have my real name in it.
  • I generally just haven’t had the motivation or energy to post outside of work. I’m hoping that starting anew will help create some motivation and energy though.

A key phrase in that last point is “starting anew” and this brings me to my announcement…

I’ve created a new blog!

I’ve blogged on driftinglexi for approximately two years and I’m so proud of all I’ve done with it, but I feel a fresh start is for the best. I’m not going to make any crazy commitments like I have in the past, for now I’m just going to aim to post weekly, preferably on Sundays. This means new posts and maybe at the start a few older ones from this blog, just so that I can keep a few of my favourites in the same place.

I would absolutely love it if those of you who have enjoyed any of my posts on this blog will join me over on my new one. Expect a lot of the same types of posts on beauty, books and even some more frequent ones relating to travel and if there’s anything more specific you’d love to see, do not hesitate to let me know!

My new blog is called Lip, Lit and Loz A.K.A. Lipstick, Literature and, well, me! This new name covers all the bases I love: beauty, books, and anything else I may want to post about including travel and anything else to do with my life, and this time the title even has my name in it!

Please do join me over on my new blog – hope to see you there!

https://liplitandloz.wordpress.com 

-Lauren

I’m Still Here…

Hi All,

It’s been quite a while since I sat down and wrote a proper blog post. It’s roughly been two months, although in between there have been a few book reviews. I had actually intended to write more book reviews, but I’ve been more interested in picking up my next book lately than writing full reviews. Not only that, but I haven’t exactly read anything that’s blown me away, therefore I didn’t want the only posts appearing on my blog to just be books I feel a bit meh about.

The shortage of blog posts these past couple of months is due to multiple reasons. Firstly, I’ve been somewhat lacking in motivation. I’ve wanted to write and had so many ideas for blog posts that I want to do, but I have just had no energy to sit down and type them out. Secondly, there’s time. I work full-time and while I never used to struggle with working 35 hours a week and posting loads, I am now. I don’t know if it’s just the later hours, or the fact I’m just more tired after work, but it doesn’t leave enough time and energy for blogging.

My third reason fits a little with the last one because I just don’t feel like I have time for everything. I want to read loads,  I like to read 1-2 books per week, but I feel that isn’t achievable if I want to regularly blog as well. So I suppose, I’ve been trying to stock up on books a lot these past two months so that I can focus more time into the blog knowing that I will have lots of books ready to write about.

I know I don’t exactly owe an explanation for my absence, but it helps me to be able to say why I haven’t been blogging, because I still do love it. I’m going to try and be more active, especially when I have so much I want to post. I went on holiday last week to Barcelona, so I’d love to share my adventures there with you all, plus I do have quite a few books to share and there are so many beauty products that I’ve just been waiting to rave about to you all once I get the chance.

Please do keep an eye out for more posts – beauty ones, book ones, and even expect to see more travel ones this year – and I will try my best to get back into a nice routine because I miss this.

I hope you have all been well and I hope to be able to interact more with everyone again.

-driftinglexi

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Halloween and Giveaway Winner!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

I hope everyone is having a wonderfully spooky day. I have spent the whole day tidying and organising whilst watching a lot of Halloween movies. I’ve basically gone through all of the movies from my Favourite Halloween Movies blog post and I literally just finished watching them all and am now moving onto Sweeney Todd. I have never seen this movie before, but with the combination of Tim Burton, Johnny Depp, Alan Rickman, Helen Bonham Carter and Sacha Baron Cohen what’s not to love?

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My Favourite Halloween Music.

You’ve probably gotten the impression by now, and rightly so, that I really like Halloween. So, is it really surprising that I have my own favourite Halloween songs? I love the sounds associated with Halloween, creepy and spooky, dark and haunting and so on. I may only rarely bring up the topic of music on this blog, but it is something I listen to a lot, and as a result I thought that today I would share some of the songs on my Halloween playlist.

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Halloween Blog Posts.

I love Halloween, but I cannot promote my Halloween blog posts all year round and there isn’t enough time around Halloween to post all the Halloween blog posts that I want to. As a result of this, I thought it would be nice to share some previous Halloween blog posts I have written which you may have missed.

Also, I would love it if you would leave in the comments links to your favourite Halloween blog posts on your own blog or someone else’s for me to have a little read!

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Scheduling, Supernatural and Shows.

I’m still suffering with some reading struggles at the moment, so I don’t have a book review to post today unfortunately. I just don’t feel like I have enough time to read lately and it sucks. Nevertheless, it’s blogtober, so I couldn’t leave you guys without some kind of blog post. As a result, today I am going to do a life and blog update kind of post because I don’t do those particularly often.

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Goals for the Remainder of 2016.

As exciting as it is with all the blogtober and Halloween posts floating about at the moment, the end of 2016 is also rapidly approaching. I’m not one to usually make a lot of goals for myself, but I feel like I really need to sort myself out in some ways at the moment. As a result of this, I’ve decided to create a list of things I would like to have achieved, or just simply do by the end of this year…

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Cotswold Wildlife Park & GRWM.

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Earlier this week I went to Cotswold Wildlife Park to celebrate one of my best friends’ birthday. Since I took the day off from work to do this, it meant that I had the morning to take my time getting ready and I could put a bit more effort into my hair and makeup than I usually would during the week. Because of this, I decided that I would film it and make it a Get Ready With Me.

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