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  • Portfolio Five: Grace & Beauty

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    “I run two digitally based business. There is no office to welcome my corporate clients, so I needed a place online that would represent me and my brand. Bluchic themes have helped me position myself as a thoughtful, detail-oriented consultant that cares about the finer details. All of which has led to more people reaching out for my services. Thanks for all that you do!”
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  • Portfolio Four: Beverly Hills

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    “I run two digitally based business. There is no office to welcome my corporate clients, so I needed a place online that would represent me and my brand. Bluchic themes have helped me position myself as a thoughtful, detail-oriented consultant that cares about the finer details. All of which has led to more people reaching out for my services. Thanks for all that you do!”
    – Client Name, Profession or Business Name

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  • Portfolio Three: Kelly & Lane Co.

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    “I run two digitally based business. There is no office to welcome my corporate clients, so I needed a place online that would represent me and my brand. Bluchic themes have helped me position myself as a thoughtful, detail-oriented consultant that cares about the finer details. All of which has led to more people reaching out for my services. Thanks for all that you do!”
    – Client Name, Profession or Business Name

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  • Portfolio Two: Bloom Hustle

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    Donec vel libero tempor, cursus ex eget, egestas nisl. Maecenas sollicitudin, lacus id auctor feugiat, lectus libero tincidunt mauris, eu mattis dui felis eu lectus. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas.

    Donec in vehicula lorem. Duis pharetra vel lacus eu cursus. Ut tincidunt purus non sapien tempus convallis. Nullam vel nisl quis dolor suscipit porta in non lacus. Integer eleifend lobortis felis id efficitur. Aliquam sed vehicula nisi, in finibus diam. Vivamus sed erat sem. Etiam vel posuere quam, in consectetur felis. Nunc fermentum neque congue consectetur volutpat.

    “I run two digitally based business. There is no office to welcome my corporate clients, so I needed a place online that would represent me and my brand. Bluchic themes have helped me position myself as a thoughtful, detail-oriented consultant that cares about the finer details. All of which has led to more people reaching out for my services. Thanks for all that you do!”
    – Client Name, Profession or Business Name

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  • Portfolio One: Hello Deer

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    Donec vel libero tempor, cursus ex eget, egestas nisl. Maecenas sollicitudin, lacus id auctor feugiat, lectus libero tincidunt mauris, eu mattis dui felis eu lectus. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas.

    Donec in vehicula lorem. Duis pharetra vel lacus eu cursus. Ut tincidunt purus non sapien tempus convallis. Nullam vel nisl quis dolor suscipit porta in non lacus. Integer eleifend lobortis felis id efficitur. Aliquam sed vehicula nisi, in finibus diam. Vivamus sed erat sem. Etiam vel posuere quam, in consectetur felis. Nunc fermentum neque congue consectetur volutpat.

    “I run two digitally based business. There is no office to welcome my corporate clients, so I needed a place online that would represent me and my brand. Bluchic themes have helped me position myself as a thoughtful, detail-oriented consultant that cares about the finer details. All of which has led to more people reaching out for my services. Thanks for all that you do!”
    – Client Name, Profession or Business Name

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  • Goals: 10 Reasons You Haven’t Achieved Your Goals

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    10 Reasons You Haven’t Achieved Your Goals

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    Are you struggling to achieve your goals? Do you know you want to achieve something but you’re not sure where to start? Or do you struggle staying motivated when on your path to achieving a goal?

    Here are the top ten reasons why you may not be achieving your goals yet:

    1. Your goals aren’t specific enough

    If you don’t have clearly defined goals, you procrastinate. Sound familiar?

    SMART goals are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time based. You need something that is not too general. For example, “get healthy.” You need to get specific around the details of your goal to ensure it is a clear, concise goal that you can set your sights on.

    It’s important that you are as specific as possible when setting goals, otherwise you won’t have enough direction to follow through. A good way of knowing whether they are specific enough is to ask yourself “if someone else read this goal, could they clearly define it?”

    2. You have no way of measuring your goals

    It is much harder to recognise where you are at with reaching your goal if you have no way of measuring it. Tracking the progress of your goals is an important step to staying motivated. It allows you to set smaller milestone to achieve so you can celebrate when you meet them and re-evaluate if you don’t.

    It’s best to assign a measurable unit to each of your goals:

    • money
    • scale of 1-10
    • frequency (number of times you do something)
    • volume (number of things you do)

    For example: if you goal is to spend more time with your family every month. The goal needs to be defined before it can be assigned a measurable unit. If you define the success as spending one date night per fortnight with your significant other, and one family date with your significant other and kids per week then that would be your means of measuring the goal.

    3. You make your goals unattainable

     If a goal is so unattainable and you feel it’s impossible to reach – you will simply give up. It’s so important to set goals that are challenging enough, yet not so challenging that you don’t even try.

    For example, if your goal is “to lift 100kg weights in the gym in 7 days” when you have never worked out before – this is not setting you up for success. In order to work your way up to achieving this goal, you will need to set smaller milestones to train your body to be strong enough to lift this amount.

    Consistency is everything. If you reach your goal in three months but your system is unsustainable for the long term, you could backslide and end up right where you started.

    4. You only list your long-term goals

    When we only focus on long-term goals, it’s easy to let the motivation fizzle out because we are stuck on the larger view. If we list out all of the short-term goals required to achieve the longer-term goal, we will have more success.

    When we break down long-term goals into smaller weekly or daily goals – this makes them easier to focus on. Consider the smaller goals, the stepping-stones to achieve the longer-term goals.

    5. You don’t write your goals down

    According to studies on goal setting, people who write their goals down are more likely to achieve it than those who don’t.

    The more vividly you can write down your goal the better. For example, you should be able to have someone read through your goals and clearly understand exactly what they are.

    When you write down your goals, two amazing things happen. The first is, you store the information on a piece of paper that is easy to access at any time. You can place that piece of paper on the fridge or in your office so you will have a visual cue every day.

    The second is, you encode information in your memory. When you write, you improve the encoding process. In other words, if you write your goal down then it has a much greater chance of being remembered.

    6. Your day to day environment doesn’t support your goals

     The secret of your future is hidden in your daily routine. If one of your goals are centred around becoming healthier and your kitchen is full of chocolate, sweets and ice-cream – how challenging do you think it will be to achieve your goal?

    Set yourself up for success in your day to day environment and ensure you are doing things today that your future self will thank you for.

    You may want to change your day to day environment to remove temptations, clear clutter so you can become more focused or remove the TV from your room so you can achieve your goal of getting better quality sleep.

    7. You get stuck on the end result with your goals

    It’s very easy to get stuck on the end result with your goals and forget that there is always a journey to get there. Enjoy the process of achieving your goals.

    It’s really important to break any larger or long-term goals into smaller short-term goals so you can celebrate the achievement of milestones along the way.

    Rome wasn’t built in a day and it’s important to remember that everyone is on their own unique journey – including you.

    Consistency is key here, and those who are more consistent day in and day out will achieve their goals faster than someone who is super dedicated but only in short bursts.

    8. You get discouraged when you go off track

    It’s important to be kind to yourself when you go off track and not allow your inner-voice to let you give up on the goal altogether. It’s normal to go off track sometimes and have ‘bad days.’

    The main thing is to not let those bad days turn into bad months and bad years! When you go off track and are feeling discouraged, go and re-read your goals again. Write down WHY the goal is important to you and how you will FEEL when you achieve it.

    This will help to reignite your passion and determination to achieve the goal.

    9. You don’t celebrate your wins

    Whether you are setting goals for business or personal; it’s so important to celebrate your wins. When you celebrate, endorphins are released inside your body and you feel amazing.

    A large part of your success is your state of mind – having a success mindset will help to fast-track achieving your goals. Focus on celebrating every win, no matter how small. This will help to attract more positivity and continually motivate you to achieve your goals.

    TIP: Remember you can always share your wins publicly! Your small win may inspire someone else around you to keep going and moving towards achieving their goals too.

    10. You don’t have an accountability partner

    According to research, the two main drivers that effectively help people achieve desirable behaviour changes are incentives and accountability. Achieving anything in life takes practice and changing daily habits

    When you tell yourself and no one else that you will start your business, start a new gym routine, write a book or save $5000 – you are less likely to do it. The American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) completed a study on accountability. and found that you have a 65% chance of completing a goal if you commit to someone.

    Once you have a specific accountability appointment with a person you’ve committed, you will increase your change of success by up to 95%.

    You can make a commitment to someone today to ensure you achieve your goals. Your accountability partner could be someone trying to achieve a goal of their own OR your spouse, reliable friend or work colleague. Who can you share your goals with today?

    If you enjoyed this post, you will love my daily to do list. Get it here:

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    Thanks for reading this post. Let me know below which of these you have tried and if you have a favourite goal-setting tip that you’d like to share ?.

    Olivia x

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  • Affirmations

    Here are some affirmations to help you think positive everyday. You can share these on your Instagram or pin them on your Pinterest inspiration boards. You can follow me on Instagram HERE and Pinterest HERE.

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    How affirmations work

    Once you truly learn to harness the power of positivity, it has an amazing impact on your life. Use these daily affirmations as a guiding tool to repeat positive statements to yourself as though they are already true.

    So how do we begin to change our mindset to be more positive? Try these eleven positive thinking exercises to help boost positive thinking and attract more positivity in your life.

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  • 5-Minute Mom Friendly Makeup Routine

    5-Minute Mom Friendly Makeup Routine 

    Learn the secret to achieving a flawless natural makeup look in 5 minutes or less! I share my top tips and tricks for your most glowing complexion yet using my favourite products.

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    One of the most common questions I get asked is about my 5-minute makeup routine. This is my daily makeup routine that can be completed in 5 minutes and is actually good for your skin!

    I choose natural and eco-friendly products that deliver high-performance results. After suffering with acne for years and years, I finally learnt how to use makeup that was good for my skin but still gave me the coverage I wanted.

    The best thing about mineral powder foundation is it is sweat-proof and lasts all day long. This is a must-have for anyone who is leading a busy lifestyle or is a mom!

    Here are the exact steps I take to do my makeup in 5-minutes or less!

    Step 1: Apply mineral powder foundation

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    I’ve literally tried countless foundations over the years. Everything from drug store to department store and everything in between.

    If there’s one thing I’ve learnt about skin, particularly acne-prone skin – it’s that it LOVES a powder foundation over a liquid foundation.

    When cosmetic companies make a liquid foundation, they are forced to add preservatives into the product as it contains water. The beauty of a powder is – there’s no liquid which means no preservatives and no expiry dates!

    Using an earth mineral on your skin is the best thing for it, and it also contains a low SPF protection to shield you from free-radical damage.

    How to apply it:

    The best way to apply a mineral powder foundation is to tap some product into the lid of the foundation jar and swirl your kabuki brush into it.

    Tap off the excess powder on the side of your lid and then gently apply to your face in a circular buffing motion. Repeat until your entire face has been coated in the powder.

    A good quality powder foundation will give you medium-high coverage as you build the product up on your skin and will look flawlessly airbrushed.

    Time: 2 minutes

    Step 2: Contour your cheeks using bronzer

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    Contouring your cheeks with bronzer is the key to a finished natural makeup look. I use a bronzer brush to swirl a small amount of product and gently swish the brush on my wrist to get rid of any excess.

    It’s important to do this so you don’t apply too much bronzer to your face and create a ‘muddy’ look. Once you have tapped off the excess, suck in your cheeks and gently use the brush to sweep under your cheekbones.

    You can also repeat the process and sweep the brush around your hairline and down either side of your nose to contour.

    TIP: Bronzer is my go-to makeup product when I’m opting for a natural look. I just use my kabuki brush to apply a small amount of product to my face all over and buff in. This gives a super sun-kissed look that’s perfect for during the day!

    Time: 1 minute

    Step 3: Define your eyebrows

    HOT TIP – if you have never tinted your brows before, I highly recommend doing this. It gives you a really nice defined look and will help with cutting down your makeup routine as it gives you a better outline of your brows.

    The first thing I do is use a slightly damp cotton tip to remove any powder foundation from my brows. I then take a spoolie and brush my brows to get them into position before I apply the product.

    I’ve tried pencils, crayons, pomade’s and more over the years but I keep coming back to this brow cushion with inbuilt spoolie and application brush.

    Simply press the brush end into the cushion gently and fill in the brow with gentle strokes upwards. You can line the edges with the darker shade and the fill in with the lighter shade to give a feather brow effect.

    TIP: Avoid applying moisturiser to your eyebrows as it will stop your makeup being long-lasting.

    Time: 1 minute

    Step 4: Apply mascara for long lashes

    Not everyone is born with long lashes, but thankfully there are lots of good products out there to make them look long and luscious.

    I’ll be honest, finding a good mascara is like finding a needle in a haystack. It’s also very much a personal preference thing.

    Personally – I LOVE long and defined lashes as opposed to thick and dramatic. The key to applying mascara properly is to start at the base of your lashes closer to your eyelid and gently zig-zag the brush through lashes to the end.

    This technique builds thickness and helps the mascara wand to define your lashes.

    TIP: Don’t pump the mascara wand in and out of the container as this pumps air into the product and will dry it out faster.

    Time: 1 minute

    Remember that a good skincare routine is the key to flawless looking makeup. If you get your base right, then the rest of your makeup will look glowing.

    There you have it – my go-to guide for flawless makeup in 5 minutes or less! These products can be applied super fast and are great for your skin.

    If you have any holy-grail makeup go to products, comment below and help a mama out because we all need quick ideas and better ways to do things!

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