Bloggers love!  ♥

Bloggers love! ♥



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




#MinkStoneMyPiece Outfit Challenge*

#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

Mini New Look Haul!

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

Caravan of love.. ♥

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


Getting all (nail) Christmassy!

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