Steal Their Style: Kendall Jenner

Steal Their Style: Kendall Jenner
 I'm back with another Steal Their Style post in the series and this one is going to be Kendall Jenner. So far I've done Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid, both of which you can find by clicking the links. I find Kendall Jenner's style is more on the casual side (Think jeans, hoodies & darker colours) so it was a little harder for me to find inspiring, fun outfits to use. Hopefully, you still like the ones I have picked.

To see the items I have picked just click on the outfit and they will appear underneath. To see more of the outfits click on the big + button. Let me know in the comments below which is your favourite Kendall Jenner outfit from the ones I have shown (Mine is the mom jeans, cropped leather jacket and Gucci belt combo) and also please leave some suggestions for other celebrity styles you would like me to steal in future posts.

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2018 Wrap Up And 2019 Goals

 
With the beginning of the New Year, I decided I want to reflect on my blog stats, goals and achievements from 2018 as well as have a written record of my 2019 goals for this time next year. I don't really do 'New Year Resolutions' as such but I do like to have goals to strive towards.

Number Of Books Read in 2018


Goal: 50
Achieved: 55

I managed to read 55 books in 2018 (I keep track on Goodreads and if you are an avid reader I definitely recommend doing the same if you don't already). I had the same goal in 2017 and just about managed to do it as well but as it got closer to the end of the year I felt more pressure to finish as I was behind. This meant that I read some 'Quick Reads' books to catch up.
If you would like to see a blog post talking about the individual books that I read then please let me know in a comment below.

 2019 Goal: 30

I decided to have a much lower goal this year because as I mentioned above I was rushing to finish so would much rather this year feel more relaxed and less pressured. 

Blog Pageviews


Goal: No Set Goal
Achieved: 69,575
I didn't have a goal set for page views this year but thought I should mention the amount I actually achieved so I can compare next year. I am really happy with this amount as I expected a lot lower seen as I have been sporadic with my posts this year.

2019 Goal: 100,000

I think this will be achievable as I'm hoping to be more consistent with my posting and hopefully have a higher number of posts this year too.

Social Media Followers

Instagram Goal: 10,000
Jan 2018: 10,200
 Achieved: 9,790

I started the year on 10.2k but through the latest algorithm, Instagram being rife with follow/unfollow and my inconsistency I lost tonnes of followers throughout the months.
2019 Goal: 10,000

I'm setting the same so hopefully, I can get back up to that number. I have changed up my theme for 2019 and I am hoping to get back into a consistent routine.

Twitter Goal: 2,000
Jan 2018: 1,600
Achieved: 2,150

I began using Twitter more frequently in 2018 and I am hoping to keep that momentum going. 

2019 Goal: 2,500

I'm keeping the goal low as it goes in line with how many many followers I received in 2018. 

Pinterest Goal: 5,000
Jan 2018: 3,800
Achieved: 6,600

I'm really happy with my momentum on Pinterest and really love the platform plus it became one of the biggest sources for my blog traffic last year as well as one of my biggest sources of affiliate income (more on that later). 

2019 Goal: 10,000

I am going big and saying my goal for 2019 is 10,000. With the rate at which I'm growing on the platform, I say this is easily achievable. 

 Tumblr Goal: 10,000
Jan 2018: 8,800
Achieved: 17,000

My biggest surprise was how fast my Tumblr grew. I don't really do much on there in regards to linking back to my blog but it's a fun platform and full of inspiring images.

2019 Goal: 20,000

I feel the momentum definitely slowed down with their latest update (i.e. they are no longer allowing nude content) but I feel I can still grow as that was never a concern of mine on the platform anyway. I intend to link back to my blog more often and maybe implement some affiliate links on there too.

Brands I Worked With


Goal: To work with some of my favourite fashion brands
Achieved: Yes

I worked with many more fashion brands in 2018 than I ever have before and ticked a bunch off from my 'Top 10 Brands I Want To Work With List' including Shop Dixi, Boohoo, InTheStyle, Tobi, Quiz and River Island.

2019 Goal: To work with the other 4 brands from my list. 

This is one of my main goals and I have already had discussions with one of the brands to do so, so here's hoping that comes through!

Money Earned Through Blogging


Goal: £1000
Achieved: £972.06

I fell just short of the £1000 goal but at the time that was a very high goal and one that I didn't think I'd even get close to hitting. This came from a mix of sponsored posts (£252.25), social media posts (£261.66), guest posts (£395) & affiliate income (£64.15). I haven't added exactly how much affiliate income or ad income I have earned, I have only included what has physically gone into my bank account as some are still below payout threshold amounts. The income fell off in the last few months of the year as I ended up being majorly busy and slacked on blog work.

2019 Goal: £1000

I am going to say £1000 again as I feel that is a good amount to aim for.

General 2019 Goals


- Be more confident with my body and style when selecting outfits
- Get back into my workout routine to get stronger again
- Visit another place I've never been to abroad
- Work with a bigger variety of brands (travel, lifestyle etc)
- Upload more natural, in the moment photos
- Start the process of buying a house
- Keep up the momentum of trying more foods
- Attend another blogging event
- Write a bunch of blog post drafts ahead of time
- Start a YouTube channel (This was a 2018 goal that I didn't manage to achieve)
- Organise my blog information into more spreadsheets
- Go an a review trip

What are your goals for 2019? Let me know in the comments below. 

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Blogmas 2018 Day 7: The Bloggers Secret Santa Experience

 
For day 7 of Blogmas, I'm going to be showing you what I received from the Bloggers Secret Santa I was a part of this year. Before I start I just want to thank Casey from casestreetx for planning it and organising it all. You should definitely go check her blog out and give her some love. I've loved being a part of it and I am definitely going to be participating if she does it again next year. 
 Above you can see the items I received. I got a super cute unicorn hot water bottle, a Yankee Candle in Strawberry Buttercream and a book called 642 Tiny Things To Write About.

We used a website called Elfster which is where we were matched together and on Elfster there was a section to add items to your 'wishlist' so that the Blogger you were paired with could see what sort of items you were interested in and vice versa. The candle I received was one I added to my wishlist and I must have added a bunch of unicorn items because a couple of people in the group chat mentioned that I must be obsessed with unicorns, which is clearly true and did make me laugh quite a bit.
   I'm super happy with the candle I received as it is one of my favourite Yankee Candle scents. It smells absolutely gorgeous. It smells a little like vanilla which is also one of my favourite scents in general and my parents thought so too as I gave them a blind smell test of it.
The book was a lovely choice and I can't wait to start using it! Like the title implies it has 642 tiny things to write about such as 'Think of your worst rejection. Write a thank-you note to the person who rejected you' and 'You made the first machine that turns water in gold. You've got one minute to pitch investors on what your machine is. Go.' The very first one in the book is 'Write yesterday's fortune cookie. It got everything wrong'. It will definitely help spur my creativity when I need some inspiration and was definitely a great choice for a gift.
    The unicorn hot water bottle is so so cute. I'd been wanting another hot water bottle for a while now and this one is literally me in a nutshell. It's a unicorn for starters and secondly, it's in pastel rainbow colours which are my fave and the type of thing I'm drawn to the most. It's very soft and cosy and I am very excited to use it on cold nights.

Overall I think my Secret Santa did a great job and clearly knows me well from what I posted on my wishlist and what I generally post online. I'm very happy with everything and I want to say thank you to her, so thank you Secret Santa if you are reading this!

If you want to potentially take part in next years Secret Santa then you should definitely follow Casey on Twitter and let her know. You can also read her Secret Santa blog post HERE.

Let me know in the comments below the best and worst gift you have ever received from a Secret Santa or if you have never done one then any gift in general.

If you want to read more from my Blogmas 2018 Series you should check out the links below.
https://www.sunsetdesires.co.uk/2018/12/blogmas-2018-day-6-christmas-bakes.htmlhttps://www.sunsetdesires.co.uk/2018/12/blogmas-2018-day-5-20-christmas-films.htmlhttps://www.sunsetdesires.co.uk/2018/12/blogmas-2018-day-5-20-christmas-films.html

Blogmas 2018 Day 6: Christmas Bakes Recipe Roundup

  For day 6 of Blogmas, I'm going to be doing a Christmas Bakes Recipe Roundup. Hopefully, you will find something to inspire you when you come to do any Christmas baking over the holiday break. On each number, you will find a link to the blogger's recipe. Please go over, visit their blogs and give them some love.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Let me know in the comments below which recipe sounds the yummiest to you as well as whether you made any of them and also be sure to check out some of my other Blogmas 2018 posts.

Blogmas 2018 Day 5: 20 Christmas Films I Have Seen Recently

 Day 5 of my Blogmas this year is 20 Christmas Films I Have Seen Recently. Most of these I watched on Netflix because that's where I've watched most of my entertainment lately. These choices may not be the BEST Christmas movies of all time but they are ones that I have enjoyed recently and think you may enjoy too. 

Love Actually

 A bunch of couples and how they fall in and out of love at Christmastime.

This is one of the ones I've seen in bits over the years but this year I watched it the entire way through. Everyone raves about this film every year so I had to give it a watch. While I thought it was a little bit boring most of the way through the ending of everything coming together was cute enough. It has A LOT of famous, well-known faces in the cast.

The Holiday

Two women swap homes and lives in LA and London for a 2-week break.

Another one that everyone raves about. This one I did enjoy more than Love Actually and liked the story of the two women swapping completely opposite lives and what comes from that.  Plus I've always enjoyed Cameron Diaz.

Home Alone

Do I even need to explain this one?  A young boy gets left 'Home Alone' at Christmas and must protect it from 2 burglars.

This is a classic and I'm sure you have probably already seen this many times like I have. 

The Night Before


3 friends go out on Christmas Eve every year as part of their tradition. This is the final year so they plan on going out with a bang.

The Night Before was hilarious! I first saw it at the cinema with my cousins and we all loved it. I have watched it since on Netflix and it was just as funny. If you like Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Seth Rogan and Anthony Mackie then you are in for a treat as they are the main characters. I'd definitely recommend this one if you are into comedy.

Elf


Buddy was accidentally sent to the North Pole as a toddler and was raised with elves. As an adult, he goes searching for his real father.

This is another comedy one that I watched a few years ago. It is one that a lot of people love every year and I definitely think if you love Will Ferell you will love this. I'm going to give it another watch very soon I think.

The Nightmare Before Christmas


Jack Skellington, Halloweentown's king finds Christmastown and tries to bring it under his control.

I suppose this also comes under a Halloween type film but it works for Christmas too. It is a Tim Burton film so has that unusual, awesome art style that is so recognisable of him. I've only seen it the once a few years ago so again it's another I need to add to my watch list. I also get the 'This Is Halloween' theme tune song stuck in my head quite often!

The Christmas Chronicles


A brother and sister have a scheme to catch Santa Claus at Christmas. The plan goes awry so they have to join him to save Christmas.

This sounds like a usual kids Christmas film but it was so much more. It stars Kurt Russell as Santa for a start and is definitely a great film for anyone in the family to watch. I really enjoyed it and thought it was funny and cute. Plus it has a very catchy musical number. It premiered on Netflix this year so have a look for it on their platform.

A Christmas Prince


A young journalist is sent abroad to find a scoop on the Prince of Aldovia who is set to be king.

As you can imagine it is a classic, cheesy romance type Christmas film but aren't they the best type? This one premiered on Netflix last year but there is now a sequel on Netflix too.

Deck The Halls


Two neighbours compete to have the best lit up house at Christmas with hilarious results.

This is one I have seen a few times over the years and enjoy it every time. It is super funny and stars Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick.

Christmas Inheritance


Before an heiress can inherit her Father's business she must deliver a special Christmas card to her Father's former business partner. When a snowstorm strands her she discovers the true gift of Christmas.

Another of Netflix's romantic Christmas films. This one stars Eliza Taylor of The 100 TV show fame and again is another cute one to watch.

The Holiday Calendar

 Abby (Kat Graham) inherits an antique advent calendar that is seeming to predict her future as well as a budding romance.

A new premiere on Netflix this year that was a little bit less cheesy than some of the others. It is definitely an enjoyable watch. Look out for Quincy Brown as Josh because he is a great character too.

You Can't Fight Christmas

 A businessman who hates Christmas and a decorator who loves it clash about said holiday.

This also intertwines into another Christmas film called Miss Me This Christmas where both stories take place at the same time and we see glances of each film's characters throughout both. Another cheesy one but I still enjoyed it none the less.

Arthur Christmas


Santa misses a child when delivering presents so it's up to his son Arthur to save the day.

This is an animated film that both kids and adults can enjoy. I thought it was cute and funny and definitely, a must watch for any family.

A Wish For Christmas


Someone steals a big idea off the main character so she makes a wish to Santa for the courage to stand up for herself which is granted for 48 hours.

There is a lot of cheesy ones on this list and this is no exception but of course, by now you should know I love a good cheesy movie so expect a few more. I saw this one last year so I can't remember too much about it but it's got the same sort of charm as any other made for tv Christmas movie.

A Christmas Detour


Two travellers meet when their flights are grounded because of a snowstorm, she appears to hate him but the man helps the women get home.

You can usually tell when a Christmas movie is going to be a made for tv cheesy one because the two main characters are on the front and generally in green and red. Look out for it and you'll see what I mean.

Christmas Eve


A power outage in New York changes the lives of 6 groups of people who get stuck in elevators on Christmas Eve.

I liked seeing how each group of people were different and how they changed as people throughout the movie.

Once Upon A Holiday


A Princess escapes to explore the city and is shown around by a handsome man.

Red and green cover alert! again cheesy, cute and enjoyable. Stars Briana Evigan of Step Up films fame.

Christmas Wedding Planner

 A wedding planner is planning her cousin's wedding when a private investigator turns her life upside down.

I enjoyed this one more than I thought I would. It did take me a little while to get into it but I'm glad I stuck with it.

I'll Be Home For Christmas


A single mom plans to spend Christmas alone with her daughter when her estranged dad shows up.

I liked that this was a little different from the normal romance style ones I have been watching in that it was mostly about the Father and Daughter relationship.

Holiday Joy


A teenager makes a wish for a perfect family but when it comes true it isn't as perfect as she thought it would be.

This one is more a teen film but definitely still worth a watch. Stars Bailee Madison and is a fun little film.

So what did you think to my list? Which Christmas films have you seen and which are your favourites? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to check out more of my Blogmas posts below.

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