Yes! I’m finally back! OMG I missed blogging so much! Firstly I am dreadfully sorry for the delay in this post and for not blogging for so long. I had been planning a TON of special things and I had gotten really busy these past few weeks. I also had exams (unfortunately) but it’s over now and I couldn’t be more relieved haha… 😃
But anyway, the long awaited blog update is here! Yay!
Alright first things first, The makeover is complete! I simply love it and I really hope that you do too! Let me know what you think of it in the comments down below.
And you know, no makeover is complete without the before and after pictures..
So here we go!
Colour Scheme: White,Purple,Pink and Blue.
Features and what I liked.
I really liked the colour scheme that I had picked out and the dream-y pattern that I had gone for. I think that my new fonts are also pretty similar to this one but I have designed everything differently. Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the bottom part but it was basically three pictures and each one said ‘Style’ ‘DIYs’ and ‘Inspiration’ and underneath that I had inserted a text widget where I explained what each topic was about. I also loved how all of my content was displayed. I also really liked the fact that there were so many widget options.
What I didn’t like
Unfortunately,I didn’t like the theme very much because any font that I used was always in capitals and for some reason I found the screen too wide. I have seen some gorgeous blogs with the same theme though and I think that bloggers like Emma really pull it off!
And this is what my blog looks like now!
Colour Scheme: Hot pink, Black and white,Turquoise,Gold with sparkly glitter and a few touches of blush pink here and there.
What I love
This blog has a sidebar and three widget options! I was really happy about that because I don’t think that Sela has a sidebar. But anyway, I LOVE the colours in the blog because they are all my favourite colours and so I just feel happy looking at my blog and because I think that they all go really well together! I am obsessed with glitter too so it was a definite must-have in my new blog so I’m really glad about that.
New Features :
This blog has quite a few new features like the Quote Corner!
The Quote Corner is the place where I transfer my favourite quote for that week and make it a wallpaper and I share it on this blog and it’s free for all of you to download! There are a few conditions though.. If you are sharing it please give credit and please don’t claim as your own or sell it or anything like that.
The second major feature is the ‘Positive Vibes Only’ Badge. This is something I really wanted to make for my blog because I think that positivity is really important and because I just wanted my blog to be a fun and positive place without any negativity and so I wanted to make something to reflect that.
This badge actually led to a big idea that I’m really excited to share with all of you! But more about that later.. 😉
I also made a few changes to my site icon, it is now gold with a ton of glitter!
I also have a lot more fun widgets which I think is really cool too!
I actually downloaded my header from Angie Makes and I fell in love with the little gold dots and I spend ages customizing it to make it just right!
One of the reasons that this post is so late is because I’m a perfectionist so I am not completely satisfied until I have redesigned and edited and tweaked with everything and made all the charges that were necessary but now I’m really happy with everything!
I actually made the background myself using my new sketchbook app and I really like the way it compliments the header.
And that’s it for the major designs!
I actually also have a few other things that I’ve been dying to mention on this blog but I kept it a secret ( kind of anyway haha) until this post!
The thing is ..
I’m already LOVING these websites and apps! A huge thank you to my awesome friends Mahriya and Evelynn for telling me to join! I’m having a lot of fun already. If you have Goodreads or Polyvore don’t forget to leave your username down below so that we can follow each other and chat in the comments about fashion and books!
I CANNOT believe I’m literally typing this right now but…
We actually reached 200 followers on the fourteenth of February and 250 quite recently anf OMG everyone, I still can’t believe that we reached 200 followers let alone 250!
Wow! Wow! Wow!!
Thank you all so so so much!! I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are reading my blog right now and all of your support and lovely comments really make my day so thank you!!!
I am sending each and every single one of you amazing people virtual hugs!
I still literally cannot believe it though…
250 People?! Reading my blog!
It’s so so lovely and wonderful and I am simply exhilarated right now!
A few days after I found out, I decided that I wanted to do something major to celebrate so I thought that I would merge the contest that I was planning to have when I reached 100 followers with the celebrations for this one but make it much bigger,more exciting and have some awesome prizes included!
The Contest is called ‘Spread Smiles’ because I really wanted to celebrate because I’m happy by making other people happy by spreading happinesss which in turn would make more people happy!
So if you are interested in entering then keep reading!
- Let me me know you are entering by leaving a comment down below and then you can get started!
Here are the things that you need to do.
This is where you can get creative! You can write a blog post on positivity, a short story of even a letter to someone to cheer them up or brighten up their day! You could also pick a person who special to you and write to them and tell them how awesome they are! Just have fun with it!
Your story/post should have at least 150 words but you can feel free to express yourself with photos and videos as well! You have to email me your work at email@example.com and if you want to publish it then use the hashtag #SpreadSmiles.
You can get really creative with this as well and you can do a ton of things for someone else whether it’s helping them or even writing a person a letter to make them smile. This is the main part of the contest and I hope that it will result in a lot of smiles and happy thoughts!
Once you have done this comment these emojis down below 🌼☀️😺😁
This is pretty straightforward as well and you never know…
you could brighten up someone’s day! Or even make your day better because you know that you are doing something awesome!
Once you have done this then comment this emoji 🎈🎉🍩☺️ down below!
- Use the hashtag,Reblog this and tag other people!
To share this you can use the hashtag #SpreadSmiles and reblog this if you are a blogger and for a bonus entry you can tag over five other people!
And that’s it! Once you have done all of that you are officially entered and you could win the grand prize!
Which leads to the next part of the contest!
So if you win this contest…
- You will get your writing featured on my blog!
- You will get FIVE free wallpapers that are personalized just for you.
- You could also win the Grand Prize which is a $25 Amazon Gift Card!
There won’t be just one winner of course there will be two runners up as well and they will also get their writing featured on my blog and some free personalized wallpapers!
I really hope that all of you like the idea and that you enter! It would be amazing if you do because you are not just participating in a contest but you are spreading happiness and good vibes too!
The Contest starts right now and it ends on the fifth of April so you have plenty of time to write!
The results will be revealed on the Eighth of April and I simply can’t wait to read all of your awesome writing!
Also! Guess what?!
I now have an…
in Shania’s Blogger Mall! It officially opens on the Eighth of April ( when the contest results are up) and I couldn’t be more excited because I love designing graphics and I love wallpapers so it is a win-win situation!
The store is called ‘Dreamer Designs’ and I called it that because I’m a dreamer and I make designs! I know it’s not exactly the best name ever haha.. but I think it fits quite well with everything!
I have a few more things to announce! ( I told you this was a Massive update haha)
I did my first ever guest post! Yay! I blogged about Books and how special they are over on Closet Readers Blog! ( they are awesome bloggers by the way! ) You can check that out right here!
I also started a new blog! This is blog is a place where I want to spread Positive Vibes with my friends! So this is what I mentioned earlier about my big idea!
The idea is basically that we form a group of lovely bloggers and get together and blog every week about positivity and other lovely things and once you are a part of the group you will get the ‘Positive Vibes Only’ badge to display on your blog!
The blog’s URL is smilesandpositivevibesonly.wordpress.com and it is open to anyone to join! I think that it will be a lot of fun and it will be a fun way to spread positive vibes around without the responsibility of running a blog on your own!
If you are interested in joining ( please do!) then please leave a comment down below or email me @firstname.lastname@example.org. I really hope that you join because I think that it will be a lot of fun!
I want the blog to just be a positive place where anyone can visit just to cheer themselves up, have some fun or even to just smile!
The blog is currently hidden because it is in the process of being decorated and finding other bloggers or even non-bloggers to join but it will definitely be up soon!
I also have some AMAZING people that I simply have to thank. These people have been an amazing part of my blog and are so supportive and wonderful that I can’t thank them all enough!
My mom is probably reading this right now and I want to thank her from the bottom of my heart for everything! From all of her AMAZING support and feedback,her lovely comments about my blog,for giving that extra boost of support when I needed it and the extra wifi! Also most importantly for being an amazing mom in general! Thanks a million! 🙂
Farah has been a part of my blog since I reached about 15 followers. She was my first ever blogger friend and it is because she was so genuine and friendly that I made other friends and I can’t be more honored to be her friend because not only is she very talented and supportive but she is also a great friend as well! Farah is also probably THE most creative and friendly person ever! I love chatting with her because she is just so much fun to talk to!
Mahriya has been a major part of my blog too! Ever since we found out that we were Potterheads,we have become really good friends! (#potterheadsforlife) She is literally so sweet and supportive and just overall amazing! She is also an awesome collab partner and my go to person to talk about anything book related or anything really!
Lui is one of my closest blogger friends and I couldn’t be more happy to be her friend. Lui is definitely one of the most lovely bloggers on the planet! If I could describe her in three words they would be Lovely,Creative and Friendly! She is on of the most positive people I know and I simply LOVE chatting with her! Her emails never fail to make me smile and it is always a pleasure to reply to them!
My BFF has been super supportive and just overall amazing about my blog! She is the only person who is not a family member who knows about my blo and I couldn’t be happier because she is always one of the first people to tell me what she thought about my latest post and how excited she is for my next one! She always gets me more excited to blog and I am so so grateful for all of her support and loveliness ( is that a word?) for everything! Thank you so much for going to so many different lengths to support me! I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it 🙂
I haven’t known Evelynn for very long but I already know that she is awesome! She is very creative and extremely talented and to top it off she also has great fashion sense! We have a collab coming up soon and I couldn’t be more excited for it! Evelynn is also super lovely because she is so supportive and ready to help and just really
- A major Thank you to all the other lovely supportive bloggers like Tabi Bee,Sithara,Beauty by a Dutch girl,Emsizue,Emma,Shania and lots others! You are all amazing!
- A huge thank you to my Amazing Grandma and a huge thank you to my sister and brothers as well for being so so supportive,lovely and for all of your awesome feedback and patience for dealing with a blogger as a family member!
- To you reading this of you have just heard of my blog or if you have been here for a while I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart and I can’t tell you how much it means to me that you are reading this.
I recently read ‘The Kite Runner’ and OMG! I’m still hyperventilating about how good it is! I will Definitely be publishing a review on that soon because everyone HAS to read it!
I also have a whole load of other Amazing books to read ( now that my exams are over,I’m FREE!) and I’m going to compile a reading list of some sort so look out for that as well! Look out for a review on Malala’s book as well!
Oh! One more thing! I finally started my Bullet Journal and I’m super excited about that too! I will definitely keep you all posted on how that goes!
Don’t forget to enter the contest,join the team and be part of the new blog and reblog this post! Also comment down below what you thought of my blog update,the makeover results ( is it what you anticipated?) and if you are excited for all of the upcoming events!
Thank you all so much for reading!