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Hello, you! I'm Soph - a 22 year old girl currently living in Liverpool, spending most of her time writing, taking photo's, drinking coffee & trying not to eat too much cake.
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Hello everybody!

I am currently sat in bed in my room (which is now fabulously festive), and I've just been thinking about the last week. It was this time last Tuesday that I decided to start this blog, and do you know what? I actually think it's going to be one of the best things I've decided to do.

There's just so much bloggers love out there!! ♡

During the last 7 days, I've blogged 7 times, gained around 80 new followers on twitter, received my first bloggers tag, and reviewed a brand new online jewellery store!

Literally all I think about during the day is what I can blog about when I get back to my flat, what photographs I can take, and just generally how to take my blog further and improve it loads, so that more of you lovely people might actually want to read it! :)

I've never considered myself to be a writer, and I am fully aware that I am not the best, however, I don't intend for this to be a formal blog, and I much prefer to think of this of my own little space on the internet, where I can have a little chat to anyone who wants to listen... or read... you get what I mean!

So, I guess this post was to just say thank you to those of you who have taken the time to read one, some, or all of my posts already! I know it's a bit of work in progress (fellow accountants, I hope you laughed at that at least a little, it would make me feel a lot better about the fact that I just amused myself..) at the mo, but practise makes perfect right?!

Please check out all my social media links, and if you want to leave any blogs/bloglovin'/twitter/instagram links, I'd love to follow you guys back!

Soph




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#MinkStoneMyPiece Outfit Challenge*





Hello everybody!

So I've been lucky enough to be chosen by the lovely people over at Blogging Gals to take part in the #MinkStoneMyPiece Outfit Challenge that is being run with jewellery line Mink&Stone.

Mink&Stone are an online jewellery design platform, and they are about to launch a unique concept that allows customers to create their own jewellery online, with the designs then being made and shipped to the customers. 

How fab does this sound? This could make accessorising our outfits SO much easier!

My challenge was to choose an outfit, and then design a piece of jewellery that I thought would compliment the outfit! 



So, the outfit I chose was the monochrome outfit that I blogged about in my last post as I just love it so much! I thought that the black and white beads will obviously match the whole outfit wonderfully, while the larger red beads will add a splash of colour, while still remaining elegant and stylish.

I absolutely love the colour of the red feature beads, the colour is just so rich and lovely!

Using the Mink&Stone website was also so easy! It's really user friendly and I bet anyone is going to be able to use it. I'm thinking that this site is going to really take off, and the jewellery will make just the perfect, personalised gifts for family and friends.

Check out their website (linked above), and follow them on twitter here!

Also, if you fancy checking out my design, please click here!

Soph

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Mini New Look Haul!



Hello everybody!

Okay, so today I took a well needed break from work and revision and went shopping! Not only did I get loads of Christmassy stuff (blog to follow!) but I got this dead cute outfit from New Look!

These Monochrome Check Trousers are just so lovely! I wasn't sure if I was going to be able to pull them off at first, however, I think that they would suit anyone. The fabric is stretchy and so they're not too tight, and I think that they are going to be so versatile! I think I'm actually a little bit in love with these... Oh and they have pockets! 

This roll neck jumper is so also so cosy! It's also cropped and so goes perfectly with these trousers as it shows them off really well. It's so soft, and although you can't really tell in this photo, it has some lovely little detail around the seams.

I, personally, match these with some black loafers, a black bowler hat, and purple lipstick, and I can already tell I'm going to be living in this outfit this Christmas! I think these trousers would also look fab with a lovely, girly blouse and some stiletto's - Christmas party outfit sorted!

If anyone fancies picking either of these items up, details are below!



Let me know what your thoughts are!

Soph

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Christmas tag challenge! ❄


Hello everybody!

So a few days ago I was tagged by the lovely Lesley from Bellini's and Blush (go check her blog out guys!) to take part in the Blogger Christmas Tag Challenge.

Not only am I super excited to be tagged, as this is my first tag, but it's a post where I have an excuse to talk about Christmas! ❄ ❄ ❄

I LOVE Christmas so much, and there is definitely going to be a lot more from me on this lovely time of the year!

Anyway, getting ever so slightly distracted, I shall just get on with the questions! :)

1. What are your favourite Christmas movie/s?


My absolute favourite Christmas movie is T'was The Night. I think it was released on Disney Channel absolutely years ago, in fact I'm not sure if it was even released on Video or DVD, but my mum recorded it on video tape when I was little, and we've watched it together every year ever since! I also love Mickey's Christmas Carol, another one we've always watched on Video as a family!

2. Do you open your christmas presents on Christmas Eve or Christmas Morning?

100% Christmas Morning. I don't care how old I am, I still love that feeling of going downstairs and seeing all the presents for the family. This year I moved out, and so it will be the first year that I will be going home for Christmas, and I think that's why I'm so excited! But yeah, it's always been Christmas Morning and I think it makes me feel like a little child again, when we all go into living room and sit by the fire to open presents. Eeeeeek I can't wait!

3. Do you have a favourite Christmas memory?


I don't think I have one in particular, I loved it when I was little as this time of year always felt so magical. The excitement of Christmas Eve, and decorating the tree, and opening your advent calendar  every morning, and writing and giving out Christmas cards in school! I guess I really miss that!

4. Favourite festive food?


Okay, so, anyone who knows me will know that I'm not much of a foodie. At all. So, um, does the chocolate count...?

5. Favourite Christmas gift?


Definitely could not pick out a single Christmas gift, I've been very lucky ever since I was little, and I love all my family and friends for everything, especially Mum & Dad ♥

6. Favourite Christmas scent?

Oooooh, good question! I guess it would have to be the smell of the Christmas Tree! ...If that counts!

7. Do you have any Christmas Eve traditions?


Oooh, erm, not that many I guess. Like I mentioned before, me and mum always watch T'was The Night at some point, but apart from that, not really! I guess it's always been travelling round and giving all the family their presents, and seeing friends, and yeah, just spending time together.

8. What tops your tree?

We've always had an Angel topping our tree I think. She's quite old though, and has this white dress on, but you can't really make out her face anymore... oh dear!

9. As a kid, what was one the one (crazy, wild, extravagant) gift you always asked for but never received?


I love this question! I think I asked for a laptop for quite a few years when I was around 10. Which I obviously never got because I didn't need one at 10 years old, and they were crazy expensive then! That's such a boring answer ha!

10. What's the best part about Christmas for you?


I think you guys have figured that I love Christmas already. I think I just love everything about it. Being able to spend loads of time with family, decorating the Christmas tree, wrapping presents, that Christmas Eve feeling, all the Christmas lights in the cities and the shops, and the music! I just love it. :)


So, I haven't been blogging for long (...about a week to be precise!), so in terms of who to tag, I thought I'd just tag some of the lovely people I have on twitter at the mo, although if anyone is reading this and wants to have a go, why not!? :)

Anne from Bloggin Anne

Louise from Louise Bloggs

Collette from Shrewd Fox

Leah from Leah Amber Leigh

Hannah from Hannah, Dolled Up

Thanks as always guys! Please check out my Twitter and Instagram, and check out all the blogs mentioned above as well! :)

Soph




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Caravan of love.. ♥






Hello everybody!

So I know this photo is already on my about page, however, if you just ignore my face, it's the scarf that this post is about... in fact maybe I should have cropped it, then you wouldn't have even needed to see my face!

These Alphabet Scarves have been released by Matalan (a good few weeks ago now!) to raise money for Alder Hey Children's Hospital Charity. You can buy them either in-store or online for £10 each (100% of the profits go straight to Alder Hey), and each letter comes in two different colours to choose from. 

The money made from the scarves are helping to raise funds to provide doctors and nurses at Alder Hey with the latest equipment and facilities that they need to give the best healthcare for the children at the hospital.

I, personally, love my alphabet scarf. I think they are such a fab and lovely idea! They are raising money for charity whilst also being something that is still fashionable and wearable every day. They would also make such cute christmas presents, in fact, I'm planning on getting my family one each for christmas, including the dog (erm, sorry guys if you're reading this... definitely have not just let you in on part of your presents.. whoops)!

Pleaseeeeeee click here to order one! It's such a good cause!

As well as the scarves, I'm not sure if you guys have seen the advert or anything, but Pixie Lott has also released a charity single for it too, called Caravan of Love. You can download it from iTunes and it is such a lovely track! It's definitely my favourite song at the minute!

So yeah, I think you guys should all go and grab yourself a scarf, not only to help raise some money, but lets face it, they're also going to keep you warm (ho ho) this winter! (another one of my christmas faves!) ♪

If any of you guys get one, please tweet me your photo's of your own #scarfie ! :)

Soph


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Getting all (nail) Christmassy!






Hello everybody!

Today I thought I'd have a bit of a self pamper session and I started with the part that I LOVE the most, my nails! I've always had a bit of a fetish with getting my nails done, so my nail varnish collection is mahooosive! 

I've been through quite a few different nail polishes over the years, but I have to say, Barry M is definitely one of my favourites! The variety of colours that they have is always fabulous, and I also love the different ranges that they have too, especially the glittery ones! It's always good when nail polish is easy to apply, I find that I never have any issues when applying Barry M, the brushes are a perfect size, and the colour just goes on so smoothly.

Today I opted for the nude Gelly shine, with a spot of the gold glitter on one nail on each hand. I love this gold glitter, it makes me feel soooo Christmassy all the time, and especially when paired with the red polish in the background - it looks so cute!

The price of Barry M nail paint is what I think makes it my secret guilty pleasure, most of the nail paints are £2.99 each. £2.99!!!! You can literally buy 3 of these for the price of one bottle of other brands of nail polish.

I actually can't get enough of these... just in case you couldn't already tell.

All in all, I would 10000% recommend Barry M if you're looking for cheap, but still just as lovely nail paint. Lovely!

Soph

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My first blog post...!




Hello everybody!

Okay, so, I feel like I've got a few blogs going at the minute, however, I keep getting different blogging platforms recommended to me, and I'm trying to figure out which one is the best.

So far, this one is WAY ahead. I just love how easy it is to customise your page on here and get it looking exactly how you want, for free as well! Perfect!

I'm not entirely sure what I want my blogs to be about if I'm honest, (I haven't quiteee thought that far ahead!) however, I want this to be dead fun, and if you guys like reading what I write, then all the better! :)

If any of you lovely people get chance to check out my Instagram you'll see that taking photographs is what I love to do, and probably when I get to be my most creative. I am so hoping I can take this further soon and an investment in a proper camera and Photoshop is definitely long overdue. If I ever get round to this then I will try and make this blog super interesting and super cool, although you'll just have to make do with me and my iPhone for now!

Hopefully I'll be able to pick this blogging stuff up soon, and get my blog looking fab!

Um so yeah, thanks for reading guys!

Soph

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