I'm back from Malta guys! I'll definitely be sharing some photos asap but as I just got home early this morning, I have a great guest post from fellow blogger Tasha from Hello Tasha about her 5 summer beauty essentials. Read on to find out what they are...
Summer is finally on it's way around and everyone seems to be jetting off to luxurious places on holiday to relax in the sunshine.  For us beauty bloggers, Summer is a time for us to switch up our beauty products and personally I have a couple of products that I deem essentials for this time of year.


Guest Post: 5 Summer Beauty Essentials from Hello Tasha

It's that time of the year again where I and many others flock to Primark to stock up on sandals for summer. However I was quite surprised when I realised that only half of my summer footwear was bought from Primark. That's a surprisingly little amount for me.


My Summer Holiday Sandals

When summer arrives, usually everyone gets out their warm bronze and gold eyeshadows and turns themselves into wannabe sun goddesses. But what if you're pale and have cool skin and don't particularly want to look like a sun worshipper, but still want to embrace your pale summer glow?


Soft Summer Glow for Pale Skin FOTD

Oliver Bonas has quickly become my favourite shop to browse in Edinburgh. Located on Hanover St, the small-ish space hosts a huge variety of weird, wonderful and beautiful fashion, jewellery, homeware and gifts. At first I thought the store was an independent boutique, but the brand has 42 stores in England and Scotland as well as the online store.

But why do I love Oliver Bonas so much? Here's a sneak peek of the shop in Edinburgh...

Why I Love Oliver Bonas

As you can probably tell from the many pictures, I am pretty in love with this outfit. We had a heatwave in Edinburgh (for 2 days - it still counts!) and the whole city was out in their summer wardrobe. The top, shorts and shoes all debuted in my Summer Clothes Haul video on Youtube.


Papaya Shorts OOTD

We sign up for newsletters all the time, sometimes without even knowing it. When you make an account with your favourite online store or buy that pretty dress you often have to tick (or untick) a box to state whether you'd like to receive their newsletter or not.



Newsletters I Actually Read

I had a pretty great day today.


8 Tips on How to Have a Great Day

Let's talk about the good bits first including my outfit, shall we?

If you read my last post about how I prepared for prom, you'll know I bought five dresses (lol) but eventually chose the one below. It only came on Tuesday - three days before prom haha. Credit to Leo for the photographs with watermarks - check out his portfolio here.


My Prom Disaster Story

First of all, buy two dresses. Decide which one you like best and return the other while you still can. Then, roughly two weeks before prom, decide you hate your chosen dress and buy two more. Oh and remember to order the one you haven't tried on in two sizes, just in case. That equals five dresses.

FIVE.


10 Tips for Prom Prep

Wow, I have no idea where to begin. I can't believe it has been a whole year since launching my blog.

Originally starting out under the name Wished for Ruth, I wanted to blog for a few reasons. One because I loved writing, computers, magazines and the internet and wanted to create an online portfolio of what I enjoy doing. Sort of like a diary but with pretty pictures and an excuse to take more selfies.

I also decided to blog to help me decide what I wanted to do with my life after school. I knew I loved writing and thought I wanted to study journalism but now I know I am much more interested in digital media and also fashion. I am so excited to start studying Fashion Management at Robert Gordon University this September. Of course I am still exploring all my options and have no clue what I will define my occupation as in ten years time - if it will even have an official title!

Without Copper Pink, I doubt I would have discovered how much I enjoy the Creative Industries, especially in regards to fashion. But it's not just fashion I love about blogging as I'm sure you will know a lot of my posts are about totally unrelated topics.

I used to think the blogging world was a secret exclusive club only for those with a gazillion followers but now I know this is not the case.


Blogging has given me access to an incredible community of like-minded bloggers and also those with totally different styles, opinions etc. and I feel extremely lucky to be invited to events where I get to meet friendly new faces. I'd love to collaborate with some of my new blogger friends.

I don't do "f4f" or "follow for follow?"s unless I genuinely like your blog content. Quality is key. I may not have 1000 followers on Twitter and Bloglovin but I am still contacted to work with brands who genuinely appreciate my work and do receive praise from readers (love you all). In fact it's quite interesting looking back at my most popular posts:

  1. Easy Red Lips and Curls Look
  2. Gift Guide for Nutella Lovers
  3. Hellooo Summer OOTD
  4. Tartan Tribute
  5. Edinburgh Bloggers Coast Event
I'll leave the deep analysis for now but I am pleased to see that three of my most popular posts are fashion related. I am pretty certain Copper Pink will have more fashion posts when I begin my university course in September. It's also interesting to note that most of these posts are the ones I am most proud of and happy with. If you find your content interesting, chances are other people will too.

I believe the most important aspect of blogging is to make sure you enjoy it.


Blogging started out as a hobby for me and it still is. It would be a dream to be a full-time blogger as a career and who knows what could happen. However, whether blogging remains solely a hobby or not, I will never sell out for fame or money. If these things happen naturally, they are welcome. I will continue to express my own opinions and make sure I enjoy doing so. I love blogging, I really do.

One of my aims in life is for my work to never feel like work.


This post may be a bit rambly and I could go on and on about my journey etc. for ages to be perfectly honest with you. But I'm just going to cut to the good bit which is a very exciting announcement I have in regards to the future of Copper Pink!


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