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21 November 2017

Why you should always trust yourself


Hello, my birds! I don't know about you but I'm one of those people who always expect the other shoe to drop. Every time something good happens I expect something bad to happen. It's like the magical order of things. Whenever I manage to get something, I have to loose something in return. This theory has been proven time after time. It's a fragile balance. I guess it has to do with who I'm as a person. I always go whole heart.

Trust your instincts

Over the years, I've learnt to always trust my guts. It has turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I'll admit it I'm very stubborn. I have a big mouth. Maybe too much of it at times. I always go too far, too quickly. I can be quite ill-tempered. If anything, I'm a handful. I'm often described as good only in small doses. I'm buzzing but I try to take time off to reflect on things. To reflect on what I've done and what I need to achieve. Sometimes, you know deep in your soul what's right for you and what you should do. You can tell when you need to walk away. Even if it hurts, even if it's hard, you have to trust yourself. Do what's best for you. It's okay to be selfish sometimes... In the end, it's important to know when to say stop, to start over and when to simply trust that things will work out for the best.


Never look back

If you took this decision, it was for the best. You had your reasons. Now, you will need to stick with it. Deal with the consequences. In my experience, no matter how scared or self-conscious I was, it turned out alright in the end. I have made some decisions over the last few months. Big ones. I have decided to choose myself. It may sound a bit silly but it's as cheesy as it sounds. I've decided to stop caring so much. To start giving less crap. I have stopped doing the things I didn't want to do. I don't have time to spend with people who don't even bother to check up on me. I don't have time or energy to waste anymore.

I have had a bumpy road but I'm very lucky. I've never had to deal with heavy and very difficult things. I've had an average life. I have a mother, a father and a little brother. I had a grandmother who raised me and built me into the person I am now. Even if I wish I was half the person she was, I think I turned out okay. It can sound easy. It wasn't always easy but it wasn't nothing I could not handle. Life has a way of toughen you up. Building up from the ground where it left your breathless. I'm in an happy place right now. I'm hoping it to last a little while longer. I know it won't but in the meantime I'm enjoying it as much as I can.

I hope you're having a lovely week.

If you're searching for me, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Let me know if you catch it before I do!


And you, do you trust yourself ?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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18 October 2017

how I got into blogging

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I first started blogging in January 2014. At this time, blogging was just something you did for fun. There were not that many bloggers out there. It was no industry, no opportunity for a marvellous job. There were a lot of fashion bloggers. Then, we all came together : the beauty lovers, lifestyle dreamers, foodies and traveling bloggers. Well, next thing you know, there were hundreds of bilions of bloggers all over the world. Soon, everyone was becoming a blogger. Then, Instagram arose and we all started to share more than our lives. We were selling a picture perfect life.

~ Old school blogging

Let's turn back time, my birds. Blogging didn't use to be so perfect. Back in 2014, it wasn't all about selling the dream, the perfect lives, only showing people what they wanted to see. It was more like sharing a piece of yourself, talking about your dreams and passions. It was more like creating a bridge between you and the world. Everyone was blogging for themselves and no one else.

~ How serenbird was born

What was the idea between Serenbird? I wanted a place to share my thoughts. I needed a place to express myself and to talk about the things I loved. In the beginning, I was sure I would never get any readers. I was not doing it for the fame. I was blogging because I loved writing but then the most incredible thing happened. People came across my blog. They sent me emails, followed me, left comments on my blogposts.

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The world was responding. There were people out there.
And that, my birds, was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen.


~ Why I decided to write in English & how my style evolved

The very first bloggers I followed were InTheFrow & Llymlrs. They are amazing girls with a killer style. They were sharing pictures of their everyday outfits. I was fully aware that I would never be able to do outfits posts. I don't have the resources or the knowledge to do so eventhough I freaking love fashion. So I turned back to my other passion : makeup and beauty products. I wrote very small reviews and started taking pictures. They were far from perfect but I was trying my best. My pictures are still not as good as I want them to be but I've grown to love my blog. My style has grown and evolved. I love composing pictures, mixing patterns and playing with lights. As for my writing style, at some point I even tried to write my blogs in English and French but ended up sticking to English. It took too much time and I didn't have many French followers. I prefer writing in English anyway so I didn't see why I should do something I didn't like.

While I know I would never be a famous blogger, I'm very happy to be in the position I'm now. I have given a lot of time and efforts into this blog. What I am most proud of as to be you: my birds. I'm the luckiest girl in the world. Thank you for making SERENBIRD real. I would not be there if it wasn't for you. Now, I'm not only writing for myself, I'm writing for you, my birds. ♥

What about you, how and when did you get into blogging?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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12 October 2017

The bodyshop face mask routine

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Hi my lovebirds,

This is a small review/the face masks combo I'm using at the moment. I've recently went back to the Bodyshop because they started to make Vegan products. As you might remember, BEFORE, the Bodyshop was far from respectful of animals. They were testing on animals and using them to make their products... I do not understand how it could still exist in 2017. Can't we ever stop being crual? Now they have launched a petition to ban animal testing.

The bodyshop, japanese matcha tea face mask.
I use this mask once a week - well, sometimes a bit more often. I like that it's a bit creamy and it's softer on the skin than the hymalyan mask. It's almost like it's a face scrub as well. It has such a funny texture for a mask. My skin always feels better afterwards.

The bodyshop, British rose face mask.
When the weather gets colder my skin tends to get very dry. I love using this mask once a week to give it a bit of moisture. It doesn't breakout my skin either. It feels like the perfect amount of moisture.

Both masks work very well together. They are both good on my sensitive skin. I can recommend it to anyone looking to have a complete face mask skincare routine.

Have you tried any of the Bodyshop's Vegan face masks?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

serenbird the bodyshop
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21 September 2017

Autumn goals


Hello my lovely birds,

I'm a huge fan of autumn. I'm one of those people who love falling leaves, colder days and crisp air. I love plaids, blankets, candles, knitwear and boots. I have decided to start doing a form of bullet journal. By that I mean, start writing down things I want to do each season and come back to you on them. What did I achieve? What didn't I do and why?

#1 Kick ass at my new job
I started a new job a couple of days ago. I freaking love it. I want to be as good as I'm supposed to be. I don't think I've ever wanted anything as much as I want this to work out.

#2 sleep more
I don't get enough sleep. I'm one of those people who are always tired no matter what. I've discovered an ability of falling asleep anywhere at anytime. I can litterally fall asleep in an instant.

#3 see my friends and family more
I didn't get to see people much last year or this summer. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to get to catch up with some old friends at the end of summer. I definitely want to find more time to spend with the people I love.

#4 blog & be on social medias more
I love my blog. I have not had as much time to blog last year but I got back into it this summer and I plan on pushing it further. I want to go back to my older days of posting two to three times each week. I want to develop my instagram and take part in more twitter chats. I enjoy it way too much.

#5 spend less & save more
I have been spending too much the last few months. I need to get back on the right track. I already do a weekly declutter of my wardrobe which has been really helpful. By the way, if you want you can check out my Depop & Vinted. I need to save up a bit more now.

What do you wish to achieve this month?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x


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