Friday, 28 July 2017

10 Songs To Get You Moving This July

You have probably heard on numerous occasions; people talking about the importance of self-discipline and how it is a vital component to the attainment of any worthy goal. But, have you ever considered what self-discipline really means? Self-discipline to me; is the process of building habits. It's about taking small consistent actions that help you form habits, habits that will subsequently help you attain your goals. However... it's something I have been lacking.

I'm sure if you read 'Headspace' on Monday morning, then you'll know exactly where my heads been at and just how much I have been struggling. How tired I have been physically and mentally and how I've been going through an awfully strange faze of saying 'I can't'.

That's where music comes into play; in order to get myself motivated and self-disciplined for the entirety of this month, I have compiled a list '10 Songs To Get You Moving This July'. Who knows you might just find something that gets you going this summer.

10 Songs To Get You Moving This July:

1. Icona Pop - Girls Girls

2. Duke Dumont x Gorgon City Ft. NAATIONS - Real Life

3. Martin Solveig Ft. Alma - All Stars

4. Pham Ft. Malcolm Anthony - My Way

5. Liz Lokre - Buh Bye

6. Zedd, Liam Payne - Get Low

7. Nick Jonas Ft. Anne-Marie & Mike Posner - Remember I Told You

8. Marc E. Bassy - Plot Twist

9. Dagny - Wearing Nothing

10. RL Grime Ft. Miguel - Stay For It

What have you been listening to this month? Do you have any suggestions?

Monday, 24 July 2017


Initially I was quite hesitant about writing this post; not just because I've been procrastinating about it for the entirety of two weeks, but also because I've been experiencing this real love/hate relationship with my blog and blogging in general. Truth is; I wasn't prepared to admit this, but I'm worried about the future of She In The Know and I'm actually a little worried about myself.

It's Monday; its 6 o'clock and the sun is splitting the trees. Matthew and I are currently cooped up in-front of the TV watching the Home channel on repeat, whilst a small fan blasts cool pockets of air at us from the corner of the room - I have managed it, once again I have managed to avoid a full day of blog work and I feel dreadful for it.

Truth be told; I've been making my way through some of my previous content, recalling moments where it was just me and my little notepad brimming with ideas and frankly, I've been finding it strange how in January I had no difficulty staying motivated, but now I'm lucky if I can even string together an introduction of sorts and I am exhausted. I am literally in every sense, physically and mentally exhausted and I feel as though I've lost my way a bit - I've actually been hoping that this would be some sort of weird faze that I'd snap out of, but in all honesty... things aren't looking too peachy.

I believed that it was only going to be a matter of time before I found myself taking yet again, another sporadic break. My passion for writing and creating content has been coming in ebbs and flows, I've needed more time to myself and more time to recuperate, to think about what I needed to do for myself and for my blog - even if it meant risking the abandonment of my social accounts for some time. I feel as though I've been in a bit of a vicious cycle and I'm sure I'll find myself in a similar headspace time and time again, but now that I am settled into my new job and Matthew is home for the Summer holidays, I'm hoping things will fall into place.

Speaking realistically; I've been taking each day as it comes, but I think it's about time I focused a bit more on being fearlessly and relentlessly true to myself, because let's face it... good things take time and I believe that this is one of those things.

Monday, 3 July 2017

MAC COSMETICS / Next To Nothing

I'm going to be completely open and honest when I say this; but when I initially launched She In The Know in January, I don't think I had ever envisioned myself writing a post of sorts about makeup and this is strictly because I hadn't even owned a lipstick of my own until I was sixteen years old.


Let's picture the scene; it's 2012, we're in High School. I'm in performing arts with Leanne and Tamara and we have some time to kill before lunch. They are being quite persistent that I allow them to give me a makeover, but let's be honest... I'm not entirely convinced it's going to turn out well - so, I go ahead and I do it anyway. Now let us fast-forward twenty minutes - I have my slightly wonky eyeliner applied, after being scolded for ten minutes about over-blinking and the foundation I'm currently wearing is three shades darker than my actual skin tone - it's lunchtime and the boy I like is looking straight at me, FUCK. Nonetheless I endure a full day of oh my god's and you look so different with makeup on, it's just a blessing that I'm going straight home today - sorry girls.

It's funny how things change eh? I mean it only took me to my twenties before I actually started indulging in Mac Cosmetics and dared to step out of the house on any given day with a face on. But that's where MAC's Next To Nothing Face Colour and Powder comes into play - a perfect addition to any newbie or natural seeking makeup wearer's, makeup bag.

Next To Nothing is an innovative, ultra-balmy fluid infused with nourishing ingredients and opalescent microspheres for a youthful glow that looks lit from within. It's a tinted cream, which can be used under or over your foundation, or simply to bring a translucent luminosity to the skin. Its smoothing texture creates that no-makeup, makeup look that diminishes imperfections and fine lines, whilst moisturizing and protecting the skin. You will look instantly retouched!

MAC claims that the Next To Nothing Face Colour will; hydrate, nourish, improve and provide radiance and can be used for all skin types.

Alongside this I also purchased the Next To Nothing Powder / Pressed. The powder is a creamy, lightweight formula that boasts long-lasting, high comfort wear. The silky-soft texture features micro-light boosters that guarantee the look of healthy radiance - there will be no filters required! You'll walk away with a soft-focused glow and sheer to medium build-able coverage as well as a natural luminous finish. 

Mac claims that the Next To Nothing Powder; refines skin texture, provides instant radiance, provides a stay-true colour, is long-wearing, controls oil and is non-drying. 

I purchased both products in the shade Light.

Have you tried MAC's Next To Nothing collection yet? 
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