May Favourites #5

Welcome to my 2019 Favourites! This is where I describe how my month went, kind of like how I did with my #ClaireNotes series in 2017, but with more general things that you may know about! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what your favourites from this month were in the comments! For last year’s favourites, click here.

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March Favourites #3

Welcome to my 2019 Favourites! This is where I describe how my month went, kind of like how I did with my #ClaireNotes series in 2017, but with more general things that you may know about! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what your favourites from this month were in the comments! For last year’s favourites, click here.

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Why I’ve Been Silent

Greetings beauties and I hope you’re all doing well. As you may have (not) probably realised, I haven’t been regular on my blog, Instagram and Facebook page. Do I have an explanation for this? Well… kind of!

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#ClaireRants: Why I don’t plan giveaways

Greetings my beauties, and welcome back to my blog! As you can tell from the title, it is yet another irrelevant and ambiguous rant. It won’t be a long post like the others. In fact, I want everything to be kept as short as possible to avoid misleadings and detours of any sort.

Now if you’re a local reader – in which case, hello sbieħ tiegħi! – you know that about two years ago, I hosted a giveaway to commemorate my one-year blogiversary and a pretty good number of people participated and eventually the winner was picked at random. Out of this, I got lots of likes on my Facebook page, Instagram account and on here too.

But in the end, it got me thinking…

Why do bloggers and influencers plan giveaways to celebrate their achievement? I’m aware that it’s a way of thanking people for following their “journey” or whatever they call it, and to be fair, I don’t really get why.

As a blogger, I want people to read my blog to learn and not to get something materialistic in return. And besides, I don’t get sponsors or free items because I’m not a stick-thin influencer with good looks, an array of clothes and a personal photographer, so I’m apparently not classified as neither a blogger nor an influencer.

I know what some of you might say: why don’t you buy the items yourself?! Honey, my paycheck barely gets me through the month as we speak. With a minimum wage, a car, monthly fees and groceries, the rest is saved up for more important and expensive things, like a future place or a nice trip to relax after a long year of work.

So bottom line: the majority of giveaways are easy-access promotions for a blogger’s account and the brand itself. And I’m not a fan of that at all.

Read my blog for knowledge and entertainment, but don’t expect any giveaway anytime soon… unless someone’s nice and sponsors me. In that case, a giveaway will follow 😉

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REVIEW: Nivea Daily Essentials 1-Minute Urban Detox Mask (Pore Refine)

Finding skincare products that won’t break your bank and does what it says can be a bit tricky… but it doesn’t have to be that way, as long as you know where to look. In the past few months, Nivea have expanded their face mask range, and last week I had the opportunity to try it out for myself: the 1 Minute Urban Detox Mask Pore Refine. Continue reading REVIEW: Nivea Daily Essentials 1-Minute Urban Detox Mask (Pore Refine)

October Favourites #10

Introducing another one of my new series for 2018: monthly favourites! This is where I describe how my month went, kind of like how I did with my #ClaireNotes last year, but with more general things that you may know about! I hope you enjoy! Let me know what your favourites from October were!

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BeYOUtiful – Week #43

A series on self-love and positivity that will take place every week. Here I will chronicle how my week went with a question asked on the journal I bought in summer 2017 from Paperchase, and a brief idea of what is planned in terms of the blog, which will be added/crossed out when done.

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