My Blogiversary!

Today marks the iconic day in which Totally Tatiana was born.

A year ago today, if someone had told me I was on the road to recovery and I was working harder than ever before, I honestly would’ve just laughed in their faces. However, I’ve grown and developed a lot over the space of a year, and I just want to celebrate with you, my gorgeous readers, and say thank you for putting up with me for a whole year.

This year has flown by, but in many ways it feels like it’s dragged on which sucks. However, I have gained a small platform which is very exciting to me! I never normally stick at something for an extended period of time, but I do feel like I’ve found my passion – writing for all you guys!! In the short span of a year, I have managed to gain a niche audience, get my name placed on a list for best UK lifestyle bloggers, and I even have some devoted fans who always comment and like my articles.

All in all, I hope I’ve been one of the constants everyone’s needed over these past months.

I love you all, I’m so grateful!

xo baby, Tati xoxo

Something Different…

As many of you know, August is my birth month. I’m planning on taking a little holiday from blogging, so I can focus on other aspects of my life. I’m starting sixth form in September, I’m trying to get a summer job, all in all, I want to get my head in the game. (woo Wildcats! (for those of you who understand that reference, I love you. (yes I’m using brackets in brackets, now in brackets. Don’t know how I ended up here but I don’t think my English teachers read this blog… so I think I’m safe? Unless brackets in brackets is a thing and I’m just uncultured swine. Anyway, back to normal programming!)))

However, I don’t want to throw you completely out of the loop, and I adore writing blog articles, it is my creative brain dump (outlet may sound more dignified but this blog isn’t exactly dignified). So, after thinking, I have decided that this August, I’m going to be spicing things up a bit by pre-writing an article for every single day thing month!

Does this make sense? If not, long story short, I’m taking a break, I’ll probably take a week max to be fair, but I’m doing it all the same. So I can still get the clout I love, I am going to be preparing a new article for each day in August.

What are all these articles going to be about? Well, I have recently stumbled upon Mel, creator of Life, Entirely. I must say, I am a massive fan of her posts, she and I are quite similar in our content and I hope that one day, my blog will be as successful as hers! She has created a 30 Day Writing Challenge, which I will be doing every single day this month, come rain or shine. The challenge is below and I hope you enjoy finding out more about me!

I’ve really enjoyed writing these articles and I hope you enjoy them too! If not, don’t stress as I’ll be back to normal programming soon enough anyway.

Love you,

Tati xoxo

May Faves

May. For me, the month of besties birthdays; warm weather; switching sweaters for shorts and just feeling overall calm and relaxed. May is an amazing month, so I’m here to show you what I’m in love with this month!

1. BoJack Horseman

Available on Netflix

I started this show last week Thursday, and now I’m about 10 episodes away from the finale! This dark but comedic cartoon respectfully and carefully deals with very stigmatised, controversial topics and themes, including: asexuality, drug abuse, alcoholism, the me too movement, male gaze in Hollywood, mental health and the detrimental effects of being in the limelight. That, mixed with it’s amazing cast and hilarious characters, it’s definately an amazing show!

2. I Heart Revolution Makeup

This makeup brand is amazing. All their products have so much pigmentation, their easy to apply and they have a really lovely scent and the packaging is adorable! I’m in love with the eyeshadow set above and their highlighters! Did I mention they’re all super affordable too? Choose this brand!

3. Random but iconic Shakespeare quotes.

This one is definitely the inner thespian in me, but some of Shakespeare’s quotes are actually super sassy or empowering. I don’t really know how to feel about this new obsession, but it’s here now! Welcome to the family Shaksey-P!

4. 90s Style Aesthetics

From my Pinterest which you should check out.

Kind of a 90s preppy style, this sort of fashion sense is amazing. I’ve loved this style from afar for so long but now I feel confident enough to wear it. This summer they’ll be lots of this sort of thing in my wardrobe!

5. Online Shops

Number four was a very smooth transition to online shopping. I love a bit of retail therapy. I rarely buy the clothes but I like looking at what my new “style” should be.

6. Young Dumb Honey Bun

YDHBs YouTube Homepage

This Youtuber is definitely my summer lover. I find psychology really interesting and this insanely talented woman majored in it. Sara makes her videos so interesting because she talks about lots of similar things that I do but of course she has a degree, but she makes it easy to understand without being patronising. I find myself constantly binging her videos and overall, she just seems super lovely and down to earth. Also, her tattoos and makeup are incredible. Young Dumb Honey Bun is just a humble YouTuber who goes against the self-centred youtube bubble and that’s honestly my favprite thing about her. I will leave the link to her channel and you should check it out!

7. No Doubt

First of all, I blame my parents for my newfound adoration of No Doubt. Their songs are so good! Gwen Stefani is also a total style icon (if you look at photos of her you can see where my dream outfits come in). This band is just iconic and I love it and you will have heard at least one of their songs.

8. Fancy Phone Contacts

My Phone Contacts

I just think they look so cute! Over the last couple of days, I’ve been organising my contact list – I have so many people on there that I didn’t need at all. I started off with 200 contacts and whittled it down to 40. It was a really cleansing experience and now I feel like my phone is actually my phone again, instead of a robot that never shut up. As for the fancy fonts, I’ll leave a link below so you can do it too. It’s really simple 🙂

9. Phineas and Ferb

This is almost definatley me just being nostalgic and sad that I’m growing up, but my brother and I have been loving Phineas and Ferb recently! I’ve adored this zaney TV Show for a while now and nothing has changed! This show is like the kid friendly version of Rick and Morty and I LOVE IT.

A Not-So-Brief Introduction

Hello there, my name is Tatiana but you can call me Tati.

This may seem very formal but I don’t really know how to act on this stuff – I guess it’s just an outlet for my emotions – which, let me warn you now, I have a lot of. Anyway, all you really need to know about me is that my name is Tati, I’m a teen who is trying to get their voice heard while people try to silence me. I’m going to be totally real with you guys – even if no one reads this – I’m trying so hard to change the world for the better because, let’s be real, there is lots to change. Feel free to subscribe to this, it’ll mean that you’ll be notified whenever I post and it makes me feel very loved. Thank you for sticking around to see what I have to say, it does mean a lot.

xo baby,

Tati xx