5 Things to do at the start of the month

I love the start of a new month it is a great time to reflect on the previous month and to get ready to embrace the new month ahead. Our lives can be pretty hectic, so I’m sure anything that can help with staying organised is a bonus. Also there’s definitely certain things that you have to do at the start of the month. It also puts you in the perfect mindset for the month.

I thought I would share a couple of tips on what you can do at the beginning of every month, hopefully this will allow you a smooth transition into the new month.

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Monthly Goals // June 2020

Goodbye May! Hello June!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to June. As it’s the beginning of a new month, now is the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of May. Then create new Goals for June. I love setting new Goals, they get you excited for the upcoming month. If you want to see what I got up to in May, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // May 2020 here.

It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done. I love sharing these Monthly Goals with you. They definitely help me to stay on top of my Goals and to always think about them. If you’re trying to achieve Yearly Goals, I would definitely recommend breaking them down into Monthly Goals, that way they’re more manageable and you remember them!

Before I set myself some new Goals for June, let’s reflect on my May Goals!

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Monthly Favourites // May 2020

Goodbye May! Hello June!

I hope you and your family are safe and well. Can you believe June is here? What happened with May! I don’t know about you, but I feel like May went faster than April. Is that because I’ve gotten used to this whole lockdown thing? Well whatever it is, I’m happy for June. Normally June is a really good month, it’s full of car shows and it’s the start of Summer.

I’m not sure what June will bring but hopefully, whatever it is, it will be good! Of course, my Favourites are a little different at the moment, unfortunately, I haven’t been able to do much. This month’s Favourites includes just that, what I have loved throughout May. If you following me on Instagram, you might just recognise some of my Favourites as I’ve been sharing with you A LOT of content on Instagram.

What has been one of your Favourites from May? Let me know in the comments! I’ll love to know.

It’s time to reflect on my May Favourites:

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Book Review // After Darkness*

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I’m excited to be a part of today’s blog book tour. Today, I am reviewing After Darkness by J. F. Johns – on the third day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. I love sharing book reviews on An Ocean Glimmer, I love exploring new genres. This is my second blog book tour in May! Before that, I shared The Vatican Games in February. My Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge is looking good at the moment, after reading this book, I am now half way over!

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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5 steps to be more organised

It’s no secret I am an organised person. Over the years of being a blogger, I have shared a couple of tips with you, from keeping organised as a blogger to Get Organised month. I have joked with so many people that I should give them some of my organisational skills. They just love what I do and how I do it, it was always a running joke at the office. To me, I just feel normal, sometimes I don’t even feel like I’m being organised until someone mentions it to me.

Today’s post is no different! I have another 5 steps to be more organised in your day to day life.

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My productive morning routine

Has anyone else been having productive mornings since the start of lockdown? Now I have an extra two hours in the morning before work, rather than travelling to work, my mornings have been completely different. I know I could have a line in but I prefer to be productive in the mornings. Also, I’m still going to bed the same time, so why not a couple of hours to my self.

I hope I can keep this routine going after lockdown but it will be difficult Monday to Friday with travelling to work. I can see this continuing Saturday and Sunday though, we will have to see! I recently shared ways to keep busy during the lockdown, but I didn’t explain what my mornings are like. How is your quarantine going? Let me know in the comments!

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6 of my current Disney+ picks

While in lockdown I have watched A LOT of films and series on both Netflix and Disney+. Yes, I’ve been working but I need something in the background, also I’ve got more time in the morning and evening. Also, I’m not really doing that much on the weekend! Disney+ was launched whilst in the lockdown and I forgot how many films are Disney, it was like going back to my childhood.

If you don’t know what Disney+ is, it’s a streaming service just like Netflix and Amazon Prime, but it has everything Disney! I have been watching so much, it was definitely time for a new platform, I was starting to run out of things to watch on Netflix. There is so much to watch on Disney+, where do you start!? In the past, I’ve shared my Netflix recommendations, today I thought I would share my current Disney+ picks.

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Book Review // Undead Ultra*

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I’m excited to be a part of today’s blog book tour. Today, I am reviewing Undead Ultra by Camille Picott – on the fifth and final day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. It’s been a little while since my last blog book tour, the last one was back in February with The Vatican Games. There should be just a few book reviews coming to An Ocean Glimmer in the next couple of months – I’m excited to share these with you!

Before we start my review and what I thought, let’s read the book bio for background context.

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My AlumierMD Skincare Journey

If you’ve been following An Ocean Glimmer for a little while, you might know that I’ve been on an interesting acne journey. I’ve tried a range of products but unfortunately, nothing seems to work. I see minor changes but nothing that clears up my skin. Now, I know acne doesn’t go away but if I can combat and reduce it, then I’m happy with that! I have truly tried most products on the market.

I know before you can go anywhere with your Doctors, you need to at least try most products. I feel like I’ve tried most of the main products on the market but I know some health or beauty clinics have acne products as well. Yasmine visits one near Aylesbury for her laser hair removal, while at her last appointment she noticed they have acne treatments and recommended I check them out.

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Introduction to: The Classy Planner

It’s no surprise I love stationery if you don’t know this, where have you been! I’m always sharing my stationery favourites and today is no different. Now, you might just recognise this from Instagram because I have enjoyed sharing it over there, but today’s post is about The Classy Planner. I wasn’t seeking out a new planner for 2020, but I came across this one and I fell in love! As a stationery addict, I couldn’t say no.

I know, I know, before you say anything, yes I did purchase this in the Coronavirus pandemic but I still need a diary to understand what I’m doing! Also, this is more than just a planner, all will be revealed soon in this post. Now, before looking inside The Turquoise Classy Planner, I wanted to introduce you to Greta, the person behind The Classy Planner.

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