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January Review: Income Report & Stats

If you’ve been following Busylazymum.co.uk you’ll know that I used to do an income report and life got a little hectic and the reports stopped. I’ve decided that I will do a monthly review instead of an income report. Each month I will list the posts written that month and include my best bits, an income review and blogging statistics.

January Review

It’s been a quite month for blogging, I have only written 5 posts but I think they’ve been good quality posts.

My most viewed post from January was my VR Here review with 198 views.

Blogging Statistics

Total Visitors 14,216

Total Visits 43,284

Social Statistics

Facebook 164

Instagram 150

Pinterest  30

Twitter  150

Income Report

*The following income is what has been earned this month, due to payment dates some haven’t been paid as of yet. Also some of this income will have tax deducted via PAYE.*

This month through mystery shopping I have had lots of free (after reimbursement) food shopping, a couple of hot drinks and a hair cut.

Mystery Shopping £89

Mystery Shopping Reimbursements £61

Sponsored Post £60

Total Income £149

I have not included the reimbursements in the total as this is money that I needed to spend in order to do the assignment therefore it isn’t a boost to my income. Speculating to accumulate.

Very Christmas Blogger Event

Last Saturday I was invited to the Very Christmas Blogger event in Liverpool. It’s the first blogging event I’ve been invited to and I was both nervous and excited to attend.Very Christmas Blogger Event #VeryParty

As we walked into the building I wasn’t sure what to expect. We entered the product showcase room to lots of sparkly and bright clothing, perfect for any Christmas Party. The room was divided into Womenswear, Menswear, Childrenswear and Beauty & Jewellery.

Womenswear

This V by Very Unique silver one sleeve dress was my favourite and you can find it on their website here for £60.

I’m definitely more of a boots kinda girl and I adored these grey boots.

Menswear

Although I don’t really know much about Men’s fashion, you couldn’t go wrong with any of the items on show for your Christmas Events. You can find the Men’s range at Very here.

Childrenswear

I’d never thought of Very when it comes to shopping for my boys clothes, but I certainly will do from now on. Although they do sell various designer clothing for children, they also have their own V by Very range which is great quality at an affordable price. I loved this section of boys clothes by Joules. You can view the childrenswear here.

Beauty

The Skin Doctors were also show casing their range of Cosmeceuticals. You can find the full range on the Very website here. The Skin Doctors had a Santa Sack Lucky Dip and the lovely women let both the boys pick one for me so I have Skin Doctors Instant Eyelift and Skin Doctors Zit Zapper to try out.

Illamasqua were also showcasing their products and also did a Make-up Demonstration. You can view the Illamasqua range on Very’s website here.

Jewellery

Lola Rose were also showing their beautiful range of jewellery. You can view the range here on the Very website.

The Goodie Bag

The goody bag included Skin Doctors collagen boosting night ampoules, Soul Beauty triple silicone sponge set, St Tropez gradual tan, W7 Very Vegan Eye Eco Eye Colour Palette, Boozi mango & ginger margarita lip balm, Gel Rocks by Elegant Touch, coconut tanning water by Utan & Tone, Fiorelli bracelet, Baylis & Harding midnight fig & pomegranate hand wash, Illamasqua Embellishing Eye Gel in broken gold, I-Art liquid eye colour, Gatineau Paris peeling expert gel exfoliant, Ultrasun shimmering sun lotion for sensitive skin and last but not least Bomb Cosmetics Dash away bath bomb.

Overview of my first blogging event.

Before the event I was a nervous wreck. What do I wear? Do I take the boys?

When I got to the event I was glad I had taken them with me as they distracted me from the anxiety. I’d decided to wear my Lipsy Eyelash snowflake Christmas jumper – from last year, skinny jeans and Ugg boots. I’d made a little more of an effort than usual. When I got to the event I felt a little under dressed surrounded by a lot of beauty and fashion bloggers that had clearly made a lot more effort than I had, this made me feel a little anxious, but all of the bloggers I spoke to were lovely regardless of what niche they blog about. The boys were a bit bored at the start, until they started posing with the mannequins, using the photo booth and found the buffet.

I’m glad I took them with me as although behaviour wasn’t great – apologies to fellow bloggers that attended if they photo-bombed your shots; they definitely broke the ice and got me out of my comfort zone and talking to more people.

Thank you Very for the invitation and I hope to attend future events and work with you again.