2019 · Favorites

December 2018 Lifestyle Favorites

Why December 2018 Was Awesome (1)

Yesterday we talked about all of my beauty related favorites and today is all about the rest of my favorites for the month, my lifestyle favorites if you will. I am never quite sure what to call them so I just call them that because I feel like it sounds more proper if it actually is I do not know, but that’s what I’m doing and I’m sticking to it. So, let’s talk about some slightly random things.

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2018 · Blogmas · Review

Review: Too Faced Gingerbread Spice Eyeshadow Palette

Too Faced Gingerbread (2)

We are nineteen days into blogmas and I am still chugging along with all of the fun and festive content, I think a little part of me is really going to miss all of the festive content and blogging every day. I almost want to continue on into the new year but at the same time, I don’t think I could keep it up. Anywho, it’s time to talk about the Too Faced Gingerbread Spice eyeshadow palette, so let’s jump on in.

For your enjoyment here is a fun and festive playlist you can listen to while reading blogmas.

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2018 · etsy

Etsy Finds #14

Etsy Finds #14

I love writing these posts, I just love exploring Etsy and finding all sorts of fun new handmade things, it’s just an enjoyable thing. Last month’s theme was all about my birthday wishlist and this month will be festive and birthday related as well because I am a child person who really enjoys my birthday along with all things birthday. I just think it’s fun, so let’s dive in and talk all about festive Etsy finds.

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2018 · Tag

100 Truths Blogger Tag

START

I guess I wasn’t really properly tagged to do this tag, but rarely am I ever properly tagged, that’s alright though because I am still going to do it. I was inspired to do this from reading this blog post, plus it feels like it’s been a while since I’ve done a tag. I can’t remember the last time that I actually did one. But anyway, I’m here today to tell you a little bit more about myself and do what is hopefully an entertaining tag.

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2018 · Favorites · Personal

March 2018 Lifestyle Favorites

Time for some random lifestyle favorites, a post that I enjoy doing but really need to get better at. What I mean by that is I probably need to keep an actual list of things that could be favorites so I am better prepared when I sit down to write these, because so far I just sit down and hope for the best when it comes to remembering things that I’ve really been loving. Also, if you want to check out last months post you can click here. But anyway, let’s get into talking about this month.

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2018 · beauty blogger · Favorites

February 2018 Lifestyle Favorites

February LifestyleFavorites

Last month was the first month that I did a lifestyle favorites post, well, it probably wasn’t the first time ever but I’ve never stuck with these kinds of posts so I’m calling it the first. Mostly because I completely intend to stick around with these and do these monthly, which is something I am saying only have written one and now working on the second, but I have the intention of keeping this one up. Let’s not worry about that for now and instead let’s get into talking about some of my random favorites from February.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · Blogmas · etsy

Etsy Finds #5

EtsyFinds5

It is the time of the month that I write one of my favorite posts to write and that is my Etsy finds, I just really love doing this post and today is extra special because all of my picks are Christmas themed. I should have done this last month so you guys would have a chance to purchase these before Christmas, but it’s too late for that and maybe we’ll just count this as getting a head start on next year, that counts, right?

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · makeup

Declutter: Face

Declutter-Face

It’s time for a short little series here on the blog this week, I’ve gone back and forth and debated on whether or not I wanted to do this, but I’ve decided to make a post about it. I have decluttered more since doing this but the things that I’ve decluttered in this post are still decluttered. The other thing is I think I’m going to do is solely talk about the products that I am getting rid of and why, so let’s jump into part one of this declutter, the face products.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger · makeup · Wishlist

Fall 2017 Makeup Wishlist!

Fall MakeupWishlist

I am on a no buy right now so doing this post is really helping with that, it’s like window shopping, which can be satisfying as well, though never quite as good as actual shopping.  So, I guess I’m just going to share some of the things that I’ve been looking at, debating drooling over, etc. and talk just a bit about them. Let’s dive on into my wishlist for the fall season.

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2017 · beauty · beauty blogger

Blog Planning Tips

Blog Planning Tips

I’ve been blogging on ilikeitsparkly for almost two years now and I don’t think I’ve ever shared any tips or anything like that, probably partially because I forget that I can do things like this and partially because I am still not sure if I really have this blogging thing down. Either way, I plan on sharing three of my favorite tips for planning things on the blog.

1. Planner – I think this one is probably the most obvious of all tips, but it’s something that is super useful when it comes to planning. I guess you don’t have to use a planner, but an editorial calendar or something of the sort is really super useful. I use a physical planner and I plan out all of my content, keep to-do lists and really just keep myself super organized with this.

2. Spread Sheets – This is something that is super important to me in terms of planning out my blog posts from month to month, in fact, it’s probably the key thing to me planning my blog posts. I have a google spreadsheet that has every single blog post idea I’ve ever wanted to do or had on it, separated into categories and I even throw my drafts in there so I have a list of everything that I might want to do. If I have an idea, it goes there, it might not always stay there but it goes there and it’s super helpful.

3. Buffer – Or something like that, I personally use buffer and it saves me tons of time when it comes to planning out my social media content. On Saturday or Sunday, I usually sit down plan out a bunch of tweets and Instagrams for the week, get everything ready to go and then twitter posts for me and Instagram takes just a couple of steps. It saves me a lot of time.

What are your favorite planning tips?

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