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Oi Maisie! Where Have You Been? |High Street Spy|

15 Sep

Hello my lovely, lovely readers,

Yes, I am still alive, but I have been absent from this page for a hell of a long time! For a while I’ve been doing 2 posts a week pretty well, even publishing guest posts while I was away on holiday, and then I have just stopped, so I hope you all remember who I am?

So I wasn’t sure whether to do a post like this, even though it’s just a load of shitty excuses and I promise I am not looking for sympathy, it’s just that a lot of you readers are more of friends and I asked you all on twitter, so I feel I should share with you all why I’ve been gone for a while now.

Okay, so it’s not that I haven’t written anything, I’ve written about 4 posts now, but I just didn’t want to post them because they were rubbish, even though I’ve posted things on here which I didn’t think were that amazing, these ones were just not up to standard and to be honest a bit boring. I wasn’t enjoying writing them at all and you could tell in my writing, I felt when I read them you could tell I was not enjoying them and I was writing any old rubbish just to fill a post and get it published. I tried again, starting a new post, and the same again, writing mediocre posts that I was forcing myself to write and you are choosing to use your time to read my posts so I feel if I’m taking some of your time, I want to give you something worth wasting your time over, not just a complete waste of time.

I’m not sure if I’ve lost my love for writing, or I’m just having a bit of a writer’s block (here’s hoping it’s a block.) I don’t hate writing at all, I’m pretty proud of how this blog is growing and growing, and I obviously love all the great friends I have made writing this, and reading other amazing blogs. Even though I haven’t been writing, I’ve still been reading all of your fantastic blogs. I’m still watching duh duh duh ūüėČ I’ve also had a spurt of pretty bad anxiety and what not, blame it on starting sixth form! But each time I do it kind of knocks my confidence in everything and it takes a while to build it back up and get back to doing what I love. So many of you have offered guest posts, but with 2 already up, I would feel like I was taking advantage to take these from you and would make me seem like a rubbish blogger, so I feel my next post needs to be written by me, and so far it’s taken me a long time to write that post.

I guess I need to get my head back to normal, get out of this sticky patch and trust me I will be back. (Hopefully better than ever, but I’m not making any promises ūüėČ ) I may even end up posting the posts I deemed as completely rubbish, obviously with quite a lot of editing to take the boring tone off it and you guys might end up loving them. Thank you for all my followers still being here, and weirdly going up still. As I am writing this I am just under 20 followers from 400 followers. Which mean my blog has grown in stats so quickly over the past few months, 1) This average blog with a funny name written by an average teenager ¬†doesn’t deserve them and 2) That is completely crazy so thank you so much!

I hope you all can understand my absence from my blog for a bit. This is definitely not goodbye, it’s more of a see you later, and I promise I will be back very soon and I bloomn’ hope it is worth the wait! ‚̧

See you soon,

Maisie x 

P.S Thank you to all my blogging and real life friends for all your support and love. You are all very special people who I love very much. xxx

Some Little Blog Changes…

12 Feb

Hello lovely ones,

So after having this blog for 3 years and with some help from the lovely Beth (Beauty in Beta¬†if you don’t know her, where have you been?) it was time to give my blog a bit of a make-over. I know a lot of you don’t actually click onto my page a lot as you read by e-mail, or on the WordPress dashboard, I would share the changes I made with you in a little blog post.

 Header/ Logo

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Firstly I made a logo/ header for my blog which was way overdue, I made it using Pic Monkey which is really simple to use if you were thinking about making one too. It’s not the most impressive thing in the world, but it just makes my blog look professional and gives it an identity, it also includes my little strap line which is pretty snazzy. I will probably end up changing it or getting someone to do it for me who will take more than 5 minutes to work on it, but I’m happy with it for now, and also a lot of you said my old bulky header didn’t match the background or my blog, so I hope you all like this one a lot more.

Background 

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I found this background and instantly loved it because the pink of the flowers fit in with the background and the pink of my blog theme. My blog has become really vintage, and it is reflecting me more and more. After having my pink, sparkly background for goodness knows how long, it’s nice to have a fresh new summery background.

Twitter

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I connected my blog to my twitter a while, not a lot to say about this really apart from follow me if you wish. @HighStreetSpy_

Disclaimer

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I get the odd e-mails from brands, which I love to get, but sometimes they are totally random so I thought I’d add a disclaimer page so it let’s people know what sort of posts I like to do, and the ones I probably won’t do.

Categories 

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I used to be a completely unorganized blogger, my blog posts just went into cyberspace, un-categorized, like loose bits of cyber space paper, but now I have taken control and placed mostly all my posts into categories. So if you want to blog stalk a certain category, it will be so much easier for you now. You’re welcome.

Thank you for everyone who took my survey and gave me feedback on my blog, it was really helpful in order to improve my blog. I hope you all like the ‘new look’ High Street Spy, and I will be taking all your other thoughts into consideration, because I like to make my readers happy, otherwise there is no blog!

See you soon,

Maisie x

What I’ve Been Loving at the Moment…

11 Jan

Hello,

Hope your 2014s have been amazing so far?

*COLLABORATION ALERT*

So a little while ago I met Eden (E_GLITTER) on Instagram and instantly loved her pictures, then I saw she has a blog on BlogSpot and of course I had to have a look, and it’s a goodn’. Her blog posts and photos are charming and cute, so into the bookmarks her little blog went. Not only is her blog charming and cute, so is Eden herself, Eden and I bonding over a love of Harry Potter and blogging. She’s only 14, so I predict her blog is going to get bigger and better! Before Christmas I dropped her a message to ask about a collab post, and this post was born! (Completely Eden’s idea!)

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So after you’ve read this post, go and have a sneaky look at Eden’s wonderful blog to read her half of the collaboration by clicking right here.

So here’s what I’ve been loving right now…¬†

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*Yoshi Satchel Bag 

One of my Christmas presents, that is currently a bit too small to fit all my essential (rubbish) I need in for school because it is real leather. So at the moment it’s sitting there all puffed out with a big towel inside of it to hopefully stretch the leather a bit.The colour is just gorgeous, you may be able to tell by now what sort of colours I tend to go for, but my dad actually picked this for me. I am extremely impressed of course!

*One Direction Our Moment Perfume 

I don’t feel I need to explain why this is a favourite. But it smelly pretty fantastic besides the fact it is by 5 sex gods.

*TopShop Socks

I have had these frilly socks a little while but recently invested in some more darker coloured ones that aren’t so ‘in your face’. Of course I brought 3 pairs (3 for ¬£8 as I’m sure you are all aware. ūüėČ ) The grey ones I wear the most because they go with most and I’m boring, but today I have sky blue ones on because I’m feeling in a cheerful kind of mood.

*Elle Magazine 

One of my favourite fashion publications out there, I’m a glossy kind of magazine girl oppose to gossip. My dream is to have my names in one of the side bars in Elle, writing about how I’m drooling over ¬†a certain handbag and shoe combo or solving make-up dilemmas. A girl can dream right?

*Bourjois Cream Blush 

I love their normal blush but they are usually a bit pricey for me, so when the sales came round I picked up both Bourjois products in this post. I love the creaminess of the blush and how you can just dab a little bit on the apples of your cheeks with your finger and it instantly brightens up your appearance without looking clown like.

*Soap & Glory Mother Pucker Gloss Sticks 

A present a got from my birthday from my best ones Ellie and Sarah, and the first Soap & Glory make-up I actually own and they are very impressive. First of all, may we all take a moment to admire the name of the product, a little bit naughty Soap & Glory, but also the 3 sticks inside themselves; nudist, fuchsia-ristic, and plum jam. I would like to give whoever thought of the names of this an imaginary crown, because they are pure genius.

*Bourjois Color Boost Lipstick 

The other product that I picked up in Boots sale land, and it’s as good as everyone says they are. Promise. The colour I got (Red Sunrise) is quite a pinky, summer colour, maybe a bit bright for now so I tend to dab it down a bit but I predict I will still be loving it in the summer.

*The Fault in Our Stars by John Green on Kindle 

I actually started reading this before Christmas but stopped due to exam revision, but when I saw it on the kindle for 99p I had to download it. (I actually thought they must have priced it wrong or it wasn’t the real book at first!) Just before I finished this post I finished the book that I only started 2 days ago and I still have a lump in my throat. I always feel a bit of a fraud starting a book that is already so well know and raved about, but I decided to jump on the band (book) wagon, and I’m extremely glad I did. John Green you literally genius, not only did you make me cry at a book since Marley and Me, but you also made me realize how special life is. I am all hyped for the film now! Woo. Just downloaded Looking For Alaska so I’ll fill you in on how that one compares.

*Harry Potter, Blott & Paperchase notebooks

You guys probably know I have a fetish for notebooks, and these beauties are my newest purchases (and present from Lauren.) The beach one is my GCSE dance choreography notes, that I started to make at ballet yesterday. Oh’ notebooks, why do you have this hold over me?

Hope you all liked this collab post and Eden’s blog/ post as much as I do!

Remember to go read her post here

(I linked it twice, just to be super sure you went and read it. You better. Go on. Do it.)

See you all soon

Maisie x

Fashion & Beauty Inspirations of 2013…

23 Dec

Hello my wonderfuls,

So now it’s almost the end of 2013 I thought I’d round up all the people who have inspired my fashion and beauty in 2013 for all my lovely lot. Even though I take inspiration from a lot of different people, I narrowed it down to my top 10.

Audrey Hepburn 

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I watched Breakfast at Tiffany’s for the first time this year and become completely bambozled by all things Audrey Hepburn. You know all how I love her, her style, her make-up and general grace. Within the film, she has large eyeliner flicks, which I have adopted as my ‘look’ and a lot of people ask me about my eyeliner because Miss Hepburn.

Laura Whitmore 

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Everything this woman wears is perfect, she never can do anything wrong in the fashion stakes, she even looks great in the jungle when she was presenting, ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here Now!’ When flicking through the gossip magazines, you are guaranteed to see this lovely lady under the best dressed.

Zoella

I originally ombred my hair after seeing how lovely this lady is, in my eyes she is perfect, I love her style, her hair and make-up. I take a lot of inspiration from Zoe.

Sprinkle of Glitter

I love Louise to the moon and back, she is my favourite of all the Youtubers, with the most wonderful family too. She’s so confident in herself and is a lover of pink, just like me. She also has a weird fetish for stationary, I thought it was only me who finds joy in a new notebook. (Thank god.)

Tanya Burr 

I’m not really a regular watcher of Tanya’s videos but she does teach me a lot about make-up, even if it’s not the high end brands she tends to use. I’ve mainly learnt about using eye shadows and blending them together from Tanya and also I trust her opinion on drugstore products because she is a make-up artist.

Beauty in Beta (My lovely Beth)

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Now to people I know personally, I few weeks ago I stumbled across Beth’s amazing blog, and I’m so glad I did because I love it! She’s helped me so much, from buying new products, to giving me advice on how to make my blog bigger and better. She has become one of my blog envies and one of my friends, and that shirt your wearing in this picture, I want it.

Joanna Loves (Equally as lovely Joanna) 

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Another of my blogging favourites, her blog is also amazing and I’ve taken so many ideas from Joanna’s make-up because she is pretty pro at it. She also has given me so much advice on my blog, and I remember when you couldn’t believe I am still a teenager! Thank you very much for all your help and make-up inspiration.

Miranda Kerr

Okay, I’m not saying I look like her personally but a lot of people recently have told me I do sort of look like her, but to be honest I think it is the eyes, the dimples and skin colouring. I’ve been looking at how she does her eye make-up especially as of having similar eye shapes, so I get a bit of beauty inspiration from Miranda.

Lucy Watson 

A lot of people have mixed opinions on Lucy from Made in Chelsea, but personally I really love her. I love what she wears and also her hair, if only I had the money maybe I could look like this too. ūüėČ

Chloe Grace Moretz

I met Chloe earlier this year, and she’s a really lovely person who also dresses perfectly. It’s nice to have someone the same age as you for fashion and beauty inspiration, as you know if you can pull of a similar look to hers instead of just getting inspiration from adults. I love her achievable, simple and understated make-up and outfits that are easy to reproduce on yourself.

I hope you all liked my inspiration round up of the year.

Who would be your top 10?

See you all soon

Maisie x

Happy Post #1

23 Aug

Happy Friday everybody!

After writing down my story and sharing my story to you lovely people of the internet I do feel a lot better, and for everyone who liked and commented on that post with your lovely words of support, once again I’d love to thank you very much. Also since publishing that post, I have gone way past my 50 followers targets and almost at 60, even thought gaining lots of followers by publishing that was definatly¬†intentional I promise,¬†I was not attention seeking in the slightest¬†and more for my followers I already¬†had, it was a really pleasant surprise when I woke up this morning, so thank you again. For the first time in over 2 years writing on WordPress I feel like I really have a blogging community where we can all be there for each other¬†and I’m not alone and you all mean so much for me, every single one of you who follows me. Okay, that’s the thank yous done and dusted!

In that post I told you dance has become my happy place, so I thought why not give you regular updates of my quest for confidence and happiness, no more negativity, because what’s the point, life’s too short for all that. I’m going to call it¬†Happy Posts, where I just share with you what is making you smile and for fellow bloggers who also told me about their struggles with anxiety will be inspired in a way to confront your anxiety head on. I don’t want this happy post just to be something I do, so if you feel you need to cleanse your life from negativity and fear, like me, why not do a happy post too, tell me and I promise to read it too.

So here I am writing a blog about dancing again, because dance is my life and has never failed to make me happy and block out whatever problems I’m having. A reader commented on¬†my blog and told me to keep dancing and don‚Äôt let¬†anxiety take over ‚Äėliving‚Äô, which made me decide to write this as my first ‘Happy Post’. Also, this is where I’d like to say thank you to my teacher Miss Benjamin for believing in me and making me feel I can actually dance, and also one of my best friends Lauren, who’s caused me to have my addiction to the dance studio!

I’ve done a bit of editing and posted my favourite dance quotes that apply to me on top of images of me dancing ballet.¬†I’ve been dancing since the age of 3 and¬† I don’t plan on stopping soon, dance has helped me realise I’m not as rubbish as I thought.

I feel happy! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

I feel happy! Yeah, yeah, yeah!

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This applies to me so much <3

This applies to me so much ‚̧

dance 4I’d really love it if you could join me in my happy post and we could have a completely fresh (and happy) start together.

Love you all,

Maisie xxx

 

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