Introduction: Mål Paper*

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I did mention I wanted to share more stationery orientated posts on An Ocean Glimmer and I’m doing just that! I am always so proud of my blog, even more so when companies reach out to me and that’s the reason behind today’s post. It’s an introduction post to Mål Paper, a stationery company that produces stylish and simplistic stationery that helps to be more productive by focusing our minds on the most important tasks.

Their range of products is the result of seeking a solution to solve the common problem of jumping from one task to the next, without prioritising them or even completing the previous task. They were tired of having countless ‘to-do’ lists on notepads, notebooks and journals that did nothing more than complicate goals and tasks further, to the point of feeling overwhelmed and uninspired to hold themselves accountable.

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My Favourite Moments Since Becoming a Blogger

As the day, month and year go by, we are creating memories and moments, I’m such a big advocate of creating moments to remember. It has become easier to create memories thanks to the digital change, I remember growing up and having to wait weeks until you could view the images you snapped. Now all smartphones are cable of showing the image instantly.

Today, I thought I would do a special post, I have been blogging since October 2013, meaning this year I will be celebrating six years of An Ocean Glimmer. I thought I would go back through the archive of An Ocean Glimmer and share with you a couple of my favourite moments since becoming a blogger. Now grab yourself a cuppa and a couple of snacks, this is going to be a long one!

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Beautiful Prints with Beauty and Bentley*

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Today I am going to be introducing you to Beauty and Bentley, an Etsy store for Digital Downloads, Beautiful Prints and Home Decor. Beauty and Bentley was born from a passion to build something of her own. The woman behind Beauty and Bentley is the lovely Emma Ferguson, she created this hustle to help inspire and motivate women to find their inner girl boss.

She now creates motivational art prints and planner printables to help women be positive and take simple steps to improve their lives! Emma has such a good mixture of Digital Downloads, from Zodiac Constellation to Hello Spring and Coffee Blog Sleep Repeat. I swear there is something for everyone and to brighten up their day. Beauty and Bentley is a way for Emma to be creative and offer something to others.

Emma recently reached out to review and receive some of her prints, I received three different ones, Don’t be like the rest, But First Coffee and Blogging in Progress. They’re all so pretty and great addition to any room! I need to add all three to the collection on my wall to remind me to be positive. They’re all very similar in style and work well together, they’re perfect to put into a frame and hang up in your blogging zone.

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I love the colours and each print just screams blogger, Rose Gold and flowers, what more could you dream of? There are so many inspiring quotes, they definitely deserve a place on your wall to remind you and get through the day. I have found my college to be amazing and puts a smile on my face whenever I look up. These can all be a perfect gift for any occasion, I know so many people who would appreciate one of these prints.

What I love about Beauty and Bentley is that some of the prints are Digital Downloads, meaning you instantly have them and can print however many you require. This is especially useful when it comes to the range of Planner Printables, you can purchase ones from Weekly Meal to a 2019 Calendar. They all follow the same pattern and them so would be that extra special addition to the prints you already have.

Make sure you check out Beauty and Bentley for that perfect print to lighten up any room. I would really appreciate you showing the love to Emma. You can also keep up to date by following her on Twitter and Instagram. She has even got her own beauty and lifestyle blog named Beauty and Bentley, here you can find great reviews of beauty products and helpful blogger 101 content.

I would love to thank Emma for gifting me these three prints, they’re all beautiful and are pride of place on my wall. Emma even provided me with a discount code you will receive 25% off your order on Beauty and Bentley now. What are you waiting for!? Check out her Etsy store now.

Thank-you for reading! What’s your favourite Digital Download?

Also, make sure to follow me on my blog (in the sidebar) and don’t forget to follow me on Bloglovin’FacebookInstagram and Twitter.

Love Gemma x

*Thank you, Beauty & Bentley, for kindly gifting me these prints, in return for an
honest review. All thoughts are my own, for more information please see my About Page.

 

Monthly Goals // June 2019

Goodbye May, Hello June!

I hope you’ve had a lovely start to June. As it’s the beginning of a new month, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the Goals I set myself at the beginning of May. Then create new Goals for June, I’m really excited about the upcoming month. I already have loads planned! I don’t think I’m home for one single weekend, it’s going to be a long but fun month.

As I explained recently in my 2019 Personal Goals Update, creating new Goals each month helps you to stay on top of what you want to achieve for the year. If you want to see what I got up to in May, I have shared my adventures in my Monthly Favourites // May 2019 here. It’s great to review and reflect each month, sometimes you even forget what you’ve done.

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Monthly Favourites // May 2019

Hello, there June!

Can you believe it’s already June? Where on earth is 2019 going!? I’m so excited for the upcoming month as it’s getting warmer, I adore the warm weather. It makes you want to get out of the house and go on adventures. It’s the beginning of June and I’ve already got something planned for each weekend. I’m going to be exhausted by the time July comes around.

Now is the perfect time to reflect on the previous month, I love doing this by sharing my Monthly Favourites with you! It’s time to reflect on what happened in May. It was a beautiful month, my trip home felt like forever away. As I’m writing this, I’m actually there again! On this occasion, its a quick break and we’re down due to personal reasons.

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Book Review // Discoucia & Gemenicia*

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I’m excited to be a part of today’s blog book tour. I’m really treating you today, as this is a double blog book tour for me, as I’ll be reviewing book one and two of the Alavonia series by Nicholas Lovelock, Discoucia and Gemenicia. I am the eighth stop on the blog book tour hosted by Faye Rogers over at Authoright. There are a lot of bloggers on the Discoucia & Gemenicia Blog Tour so I would love for you to check out their reviews! You can do this by following Faye on Twitter, as she will be retweeting the reviews.

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

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Staying Motivated & Inspired in May

Oh, what a beautiful morning!

We’ve been really lucky with the weather recently, it does change its mind every day but still, it’s treating us well. I hope you’re having a beautiful May. Now that the weather is starting to improve, I don’t know about you, but I’m finding it harder to be motivated and inspired! I thought today I would share a couple of my tips to staying motivated and inspired if you have any tips yourself, please comment these below.

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Book Review // Beauty’s Curse*

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I’m very pleased to share my second blog book tour in two months!

I’ve been slacking recently but I’m back and raring to go. I’m excited to be a part of this blog book tour, it’s crazy how much you miss something until it reappears back in your life. Today, I am reviewing Beauty’s Curse by C. S. Johnson, on the fourth day of the blog book tour hosted by R&R Book Tours. I am also sharing the blog book tour with Reading Nook, The Bookworm Drinketh and Tsarina Press, please give them some love!

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

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MyGeekBox MCM Comic Con Exclusive

Here we are, the second geeky goodness post in last than a week! Today I am sharing with you MyGeekBox, a monthly themed box full of geeky goodness, of course, as the name suggests. This was the second box I picked up at MCM Comic Con back in March when I visited Birmingham NEC. I’m not going to go into too much detail here, but if you are interested, then head over here for more.

The first box I unboxed was from ZBOX if you’re interested to see what I received, then head over here for the full unboxing.

Here is what I received in the MyGeekBox MCM Comic Con Exclusive.

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ZBOX MCM Comic Con Exclusive

It’s no surprise I am a massive geek! I definitely need to add more of this content to An Ocean Glimmer. Back in March, I visited Birmingham NEC for the second time in six months to attend MCM Comic Con Birmingham 2019. I fell in love with it so much in November, I just had to go again! I spoke about this in my Monthly Favourites for March 2019, head over here for more.

Of course, I couldn’t go to Comic Con without picking up a couple of items! Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be sharing a couple of posts. If you love geeky goodness, then stay tuned. Today, I’ll be introducing you to ZBOX, a monthly themed box, filled to the brim with memorabilia. I couldn’t resist picking up this box! I’ve heard such good things about them, it also always feels like Christmas when you open one.

Here is what I received in the ZBOX MCM Comic Con Exclusive.

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