19 Best of my “How-To” posts



Over the last couple of months, I’ve written more “How-To” posts than I realized. I think that one of the main reasons why I love working on posts like these so much is because you seem to enjoy reading them as much as I enjoying writing them.

Because I’m so insanely busy with work lately, I couldn’t publish a post that I had scheduled to go live today (no time to finish it!). The icing on the cake is the fact that the furnace in our house went out and I’m left with no heat!! If there is one thing that everyone knows about me, is the fact that I’m always cold. I get made fun of at the office because I like to wear my blanket scarf when sitting at my desk and if I could, I’d probably bring an electric blanket with me to work every winter. Luckily our furnace is getting fixed at this moment. I find it so difficult to think when I’m cold though, it’s a little crazy. This morning, when we noticed that the heat went out, I was walking around the house not knowing what day of the week it is all I kept thinking was “I’m so cold, I can’t take this… wait, is today Wednesday?” My hubby kept saying that I’m exaggerating (well.. it is almost 60 degrees outside so it can’t be that bad) but when I’m cold, I can’t function. Despite being so busy and having to deal with the perks of being a homeowner, I can’t help but feel grateful. Right now I’m particularly grateful for the fireplace and my little electric heater because without that, I probably wouldn’t be able to get out of bed this morning ;) .

Now back to blog business! Most of my How-To posts always get great feedback from you guys, this is why today I’m doing a little roundup, sharing my most-loved “How-To’s”.

how to cover dark circles with concealerBEAUTY

How to cover dark circles
How to look your best when you feel your worst



How to take bright photos
How to edit photos with PicMonkey
How to take better Instagram Pictures
How to improve your food photography
DIY white marble photography background



How to take your blog to the next level
How to drive traffic to your old blog posts
How to write a kick-ass blog post
How to grow your blog with Pinterest

beauty and lifestyle blog


How to find the time to do it all
How to let go of negative thoughts
How to become a morning person in 10 easy steps
How to stress less and live more
How to feel happy, now
How to feel energized, all day long
How to stop procrastinating, right now
How to make good habits stick

Which one of these did you find to be most helpful?


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    Shayah Isabella
    November 10, 2015 at 1:51 pm

    I am the exact same – always, always freezing! I can’t function properly when I’m cold either so you can tell your hubby that you’re not alone! Lol.

    This post is great because having all of your best “How-to’s” conveniently located in one spot makes me happy :) I love them all! Xx

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      Paula @
      November 13, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      Haha I knew it wasn’t just me :D

      Thanks so much Shay, you’re always being so sweet and supportive!! <3 <3

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        Shayah Isabella
        November 13, 2015 at 2:33 pm

        Just being honest – your blog is my favourite! It’s my go-to. Xx

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    November 10, 2015 at 2:51 pm

    I love all your how to posts and I always try to take the advice haha. My favorite one is how to take bright photos, I really learned a lot from that one.

    ♥ // Perfect Shade of Mauve

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      Paula @
      November 13, 2015 at 2:02 pm

      Thanks so much Kelly! That one is one of my popular posts, so happy that you learned something from it!

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    Dagmara Klich
    November 10, 2015 at 3:27 pm

    I always enjoy your ‘how to’ posts but the ones about photography are my favourites as I have lots to learn and you’re explaining everything really well! I hope you’re warm now :) x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    Liz | Lipstick & Confetti
    November 10, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    This is a great post idea! I can’t wait to review some of your past posts!

    xo, Liz

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    November 10, 2015 at 5:10 pm

    I can’t wait to go through all of these!

    I know what you mean about the cold, I struggle with being cold too! It makes everything so much harder, especially when it’s dark in the morning and freezing (I struggle to get out of bed). It’s like 30 degrees in Australia at the moment and SUPER humid, so now I am super hot and that’s just another extreme! Why can’t we have 25 degree beautiful weather all the time? x

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      Paula @
      November 13, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      Thanks so much Margarita!

      Last Winter I told myself I’ll never complain about it being hot during summer, that the first thing I said on one of those hot summer days was “I can’t take it” haha :) I think I’ll be real jealous of your Summer weather in a couple of weeks when winter hits here! :)

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    Lina Khalifa
    November 10, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    I definitely love your how-tos, even though I’ve read a bunch of them, I find some other ones that seems interesting through this post which I still haven’t read. Great idea x

    Lina /

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    Chelsey A. Thornton
    November 10, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    This is gonna be perfect for a cozy night in of reading! How to’s are great because they improve your life in some way, even if it is just making a marble background for photos haha!

    Chelsey |

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    Chaste and Beautiful
    November 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm

    Nice posts! I have read most of them:)

    & Beautiful

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    November 11, 2015 at 2:08 am

    Thanks for the summary!! heading over to read the instagram one, always love learning people’s techniques for that instagram win!

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    Lisa @ Midwest Glam
    November 11, 2015 at 3:07 am

    I love your how-to posts! I’ve read most of them already, but there are a few I missed. I’ll definitely have to give them a read. I actually found your blog a few months back from one of your how-to posts. :)

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    Rita Macedo
    November 11, 2015 at 5:17 am

    I love your how-to posts so much and that’s why I always include some when I compile helpful blogposts! Your blog is simply amazing I have to say <3 xx

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    November 11, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    I checked out the covering dark circles post because I’ve been struggling with that. I have the NARS creamy concealer, with the shade “Ginger”. It seems to do the trick, especially when I use it over my Tarte CC Under eye concealer (I used to use that alone but it would fade within hours), which I use as a primer. And dear goodness, the translucent powder is a godsend! I use the City Color Cosmetics one and it does the trick! I still struggle with lines on my under eyes though and I have really dark circles and puffy eyes from poor sleeping habits (I just graduated college)…I may have to check out the Origins Ginzing Eye Cream, one of my commenters mentioned it too on my last post, haha.


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      Paula @
      November 13, 2015 at 2:21 pm

      I really want to try that concealer from Tarte! Oh I remember those days, or sleepless nights rather haha ;) I love that Origins Eye Cream, it really helps with brightening the under eye area!

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    November 11, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    Haha I know what it feels like when the furnace blows off, well more like the water heater breaks off, OMG I can’t believe we lived without it for a whole freaking week. It was insane and the worst thing was, I realized it half way through my shower when all of a sudden I was blasted off with ice cold water. God that was a nightmare.

    Anyways I love your how to’s especially the lifestyle how to’s.

    Xo, Sam || Beautydetour

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      Paula @
      November 13, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Haha, right? OMG haha that’s crazy! Hope you didn’t have shampoo in your hair, that would be the worst!

      Thanks so much Sam!!

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    November 12, 2015 at 12:28 am

    I really liked your ‘How To Drive Traffic To Your Blog Using Pinterest’ post, and I made a pinterest account for my blog and have been posting my blog posts there as well. Thanks for all of your excellent tips! I’ll have to read your ‘How to Find Time to Do It All’ article, because that’s certainly something I struggle with…

    Savannah x

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    Thais gomes
    November 12, 2015 at 4:44 am

    Loved the marble tip! OMG I need to get that adhesive! You’re a star!


    BLOG | Taislany

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    November 12, 2015 at 4:52 am

    Thanks for this.. definitely going to be having a read through. Just read the ‘how to feel happy, now’ and thought it was brilliant :)

    Frenchy xx
    My blog –

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    The Sunday Mode
    November 13, 2015 at 1:43 am

    So much to read and bookmark, so little time!

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    November 14, 2015 at 12:45 pm

    I love your how-to’s sooo much!))) always find them so beyond helpful!

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