Paperless Post // Modern e-cards?!

Hi guys, hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the festive season, hopefully no one is getting stressed or anything.

For todays post I have actually partnered up with a company called Paperless Post who have so generously sponsored me. If you haven’t heard of them, Paperless post is a company who enable you to send cards, flyers and invitations via email to family and friends. All you have to do is create an account, choose from a wide variety of designs and edit them to your fancy, you can browse through designers such as Kate Spade and Sugar Paper too! Once you’ve found the base design you like, you then customise the writing, the colours and the envelope before adding it to your basket. Some are free and some require you to spend coins, which are the websites own currency, you pay £3.99 for 10 coins. I was generously given more than enough coins so that I could try it out and write this post. When you add things like envelope lining etc. it can add coins to the total of that card, the final total will be multiplied by the amount of people you send it to. 

Once your card/flyer/invitation is how you want it, you simply go through the steps until you get to the ‘add recipient’ part and enter the emails of those you wish to be sending cards to, then you can select the ones in which the item you just customised will be sent to. What I really like about Paperless Post is that you can preview how it’ll look to the recipient and also the fact that they allow the recipient to reply to your post. I’m not sure if this costs them coins, as I haven’t replied to one myself due to being the sender, but its definitely handy to have if you’re sending out invitations with RSVP.

Now, because we’re in the holiday season I thought the obvious choice for me to try out would be to send some Christmas cards to my family, I always forget to buy actual cards anyways lol. So I went for a Kate Spade design, and customised the colours a little and made it to the kinda style that I would look for if I was to buy a physical card.

Below are screenshots of the process.

As you can see the process is super simple, another plus is that you can track the email and see if it’s been opened or not, how cool?!  I really enjoy the whole concept, its easy to use, inexpensive, you can do it on the go and theres SO much to choose from.I think I’m going to save some of my coins for some other upcoming events and holidays, maybe that way at least I’ll remember to send people cards!

So if you want to check it out for yourself, simple go to https://www.paperlesspost.com/rel=”nofollow” create an account and get customising!

Thank you so much for reading, until the next post! 

-Soph x

How to relax after a long/hard day

Hello my lovelies! Hope you’re all having a fab week! Today’s post is about relaxing after a long or hard day. Everyone needs to relax every now and then so here are 5 ways you can do just that!

  1. I’ll start of with how i relax, I’ll usually come home put on some comfy chilling clothes and make a cup of tea. Especially in the winter months, a hot cup of tea and comfy clothes is a nice way to just relax in the evenings. I also light a scented candles because candles make me feel more relaxed and the smell are really nice too.
  2. Have a warm/hot shower or bath, take your time and then get into comfort clothes and take a nap or just relax in bed or on the sofa.
  3. Sit down for the evening and watch your favourite show or movie, either by yourself or with your friend/partner. Seems simple but it is a really good way to unwind.
  4. Colouring, you’ve probably all seen those adult colouring books that everyone loves, right? They are actually really good stress relievers. I often colour in the evenings and it really does help relax me.
  5. Meditate, i don’t do this personally, but meditation is a widely known way of relaxing, i would recommend just giving it a try!

So these are 5 ways i thought of, that you could relax after a long or hard day. Feel free to comment below if your have your own ways that other people could try!

Also my Q&A requests are still open i’ve only been asked 2 questions so would love some more from you guys!

Sincerely, S x

Ebay finds!

Hello everybody!

I haven’t done a beauty post for a while so i thought i’d do one today and since i purchase two items recently i thought it would be the perfect chance to do a post.

I’ve seen a lot of ebay find videos on youtube and they were quite popular, hopefully you guys enjoy my blog post! I purchased an eye shadow palette and four eye make up brushes, both of the products i am very pleased with. Anyways let’s get talking about them!

Okay, so the first item was this amazing 120 colour eye shadow palette. Now, unfortunately the postman did not read the fragile sign on the parcel and literally chucked the parcel through the letter box making two colours smash 😦 but i fixed them! I got the more neutral toned palette but you can get another, very vibrant version full of all the colours in the rainbow if you wish! This one was only £5.00 which i thought was amazing for the amount of colours you get, the quality is amazing too! All the colours are very pigmented and there’s both matte and shimmery colours! I’m really looking forward to see what looks i can create with this one!

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The other item i got was these beautiful rose gold eye brushes, with white and pink hair. I am in love with these brushes, i love rose gold things and these brushes are just so pretty! And for the cheap price of £1.58 too! i was amazed! They feel good quality too, they’re soft but not too soft, the small one are a bit tougher which is exactly how you’d expect them to be. I really can’t wait to use these to create some pretty eye looks. 

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Hope you guys enjoyed my post, if you want the links comment below and i will send them too you and if you know of any good ebay bargains on make up then feel free to comment the links to me! I’m looking for a set of matte liquid lipsticks next! 

Sincerely, S x

Review: Pretty Little Liars Summer Finale

Hello, hows everyone doing?

Today was the summer finale for Pretty Little Liars, but fear not, the final 10 episodes EVER will be aired April 2017!

SPOILER ALERT!!!!

It was a very good finale with a lot of mixed emotions going around, here’s my thoughts on it. Firstly how crazy is Hanna? Going after Noel by herself, of course we all knew it wouldn’t go as perfectly as planned but wow Hanna! Also who’s idea was it to give the blind girl the gun?! We all knew trouble was to come after seeing Jenna Marshal walking round with a gun in hand trying to follow the liars round a dark and dusty old house. I’m extremely shocked that both Spencer and Toby ended up hurt…but are they dead?? I guess we’ll have to wait until next year to find out! But as we know, those who appear to die tend to have a way of come back *cough cough* Alison. I hope that they’re not dead and rather just extremely hurt because Spoby was a favourite of mine and we can’t have the final 10 episodes without them, can we?

Another complete bombshell was Mary Drake being Spencer’s mum?! I had suspicions but i never thought they’d really go there and i’m not sure it was a good move either. What do you guys think? And if noel isn’t the other child then what is his role in all this? Why does he hate the liars so much? So many unanswered questions still.

Overall i did find the episode very good and it had a high shock factor but one thing that really irritated me was how they’ve made Ezra completely forget about Aria once he saw Nicole, Ezria is a pair that has been shipped from the start and I think it’s one that should stay till the end…but i guess if things aren’t going to work out between them,Aria always has Jason to lean back on.

I could ramble on all day about the episode but then it would get boring, please let me know what you guys thought of it and mention any theories you have..i love hearing them!

 

Sincerely, S x

Beauty, Beauty,Beauty!

Hello lovelies! 

So i have been recruited by NuSkin to sell their fantastic products (this is not a selling post), they range from teeth whitening toothpaste, to miracle mud masks to oil free mascara! I will post reviews and updates and if anyone is interested in purchasing any of the wonderful items them don’t be afraid to ask! 

 

Sincerely, S x

 

Guess Who’s Back?

HEY GUYS!

S here, ad after 3 looooong months of sorting myself out and getting my head in the right place i am back and ready to blog again!

Comment below any requests of posts you have! 

Until next time..

Sincerely, S xo

Make Up Revolution Mini Haul!

Hello! My package from Make Up Revolution finally arrived, yay! I’m so excited to do this post and share the lovely things a got! I didn’t do swatches for these because some of them were gifts but if happy to do some at a later date!

Okay, so i ordered the Make Up revolution Ultra Professional Collection 2016, this was £10 for 12 items and i have to say i am very happy with it!Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 preset

The first thing I took out was my three black and rose gold brushes, two for eye make up and one for the face. The eye ones are E101 and E103 and the face brush is F105, i love them so much they’re so soft and i can’t wait to use them.Processed with VSCOcam with a5 preset

I then pulled out the palette, it doesn’t have a specific name but it has so great shimmer colours, from the brown sort of smokey colours to the vibrant colours you can probably find in the unicorn or mermaid palette. Theyre all very pigmented. i’m excited to play with these!

(sorry for the reflection in the image)

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The face products that came with the collection was the ultra pro highlighter and a small contouring palette. The highlighter is gorgeous, would be such a nice product to work with, and the palette has a bronzer, blusher and small highlighter. I believe the one i got was for fair to medium skin tone!

I was very excited when i realised the other two eye products were a liquid eyeliner and a focus and fix eye primer. I’ve wanted to have an eye primer to see how it would help my eyeshadow looks and this one works quite well, i’ll have to let you know properly at another time because i’ve only tested on swatches! The eyeliner was a plus because, lets face it..a girl can never have too many eyeliners.

Finally from this collection, the lip products! I got two lip glosses, one sort of hot pink colour and and more sheer nude pink colour, both very glossy but not sticky! I then also got two lipsticks, a gorgeous read and a nude shade. I would give you the names but it appears they don’t have any. I must also add that they smell soooo good, they smell like sweets almost..i’m not really sure what but they smell good!

I did order some extra bits (only 2) the first is my favourite actually, its the liquid lacquer from the salvation velvet collection, in the colour black heart. It’s like a deep purple and it look soo nice! I also love the packaging because it’s different from all the other bits! I also got an eye dust, in the colour Antic. Let me tell you that this is so pigmented and gorgeous, it’s a sort of dark grey, with light grey and purple tints in it, must try it!

So this was my Makeup Revolution Mini Haul, i hope you guys enjoyed it, i’d recommend this brand to anyone, it’s super affordable and most of their products and such good quality (can’t say all because i haven’t tried them all!).

I also hope you like the header, I’ve started using a website/app that allows me to make them so each post should have one and hopefully look better!

 

Sincerely, S x

Saturday Catch Up

Hello everybody! Sorry I’ve been a bit absent, I’ve had a LOT of stressful things going on! I thought I’d do a little catch up post so yeah!

I had my interview for my Uni course yesterday and I don’t think I’ve ever been so nervous! It’s been stressing me out because I wanted to make sure I had all the right stuff for it. I was worried that if I chose the wrong pieces of work then it would decrease my chance of getting in. Although they said it was a really good interview, I still had my doubts and then that leads on and activates my paranoia where I become sad because I don’t think it’s gone well. 

I think the most important thing to do in this situation is to just stay positive. Keep a positive mind because you don’t know what will happen, and it’s also a much healthier way of thinking. I have to keep telling myself this because,I don’t know my brains is just full of negativity sometimes. 

I also FINALLY got the email to say that my make up revolution delivery has been dispatched (YAY). Baring in mind their policy is that it takes 5 working days to be delivered..well mine was 10 so I was extremely happy to receive that message, as you can imagine! So that means that a mini hail should be up soon, when my package arrives! 

So yeah! This was my little post for you guys, what have you been up to? Comment below!

Until next time!

Sincerely, S x 


The Sunshine Blogger Award!

Thank you Vintage Smiles for nominating me for this award it means a lot! I think this is the second award you’ve nominated me for actually! 

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions from your nominators.
  3. Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.

 

Her questions for me:

  1. What would be your dream job?

My dream job is actually to have my own clothing line, or to be a fashion designer if that’s what you want to call it. I don’t mean I was to be this ultra famous designer whose clothes cost most than a car, i just want to have a successful line 🙂

    2. Who inspires you?

This may sound a little soppy but my two  main inspirations are my mum and boyfriend, my mum inspires me to be strong and not let anyone ruin who i am and to always be myself. My boyfriend inspires me to never give up, even when things get tough.

   3. What’s your favourite song?

Oh gosh, now you’ve got me…I have sooo many i could never choose! One week it could be wildest dream by Taylor Swift and the next it could be Oh No by Bring Me the Horizon, i just can’t choose!

   4. Where in the world would you most like to travel to?

Well I’ve always wanted to go to Australia, its been my dream place to go since i was little but all the big spiders and bugs scare the life out of me! I have two others that i recently decided i really want to go to and that New York and Japan! 

   5. Which season of the year is your favourite?

If you had asked me this 10 years ago i would have said summer because that’s when my birthday is but my favourite season is actually winter, i love the feeling of winter. Though it’s cold, i love fashion in winter ad wearing cozy knit sweater and over sized scarves and drinking tea all the time!

   6. If you could have any superpower, what power would you have?

I’d quite like to be able to play with time, freeze it or go back. I’m always complaining that time goes to fast!

    7. What makes you smile?

Things that make me smile? Hmm, my boyfriend, seeing other people happy, spending time with family (sometimes :D)

    8. What is your favourite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing has to be meeting new people and connecting with everyone. I don’t do it for the most reads and likes. I love interacting with everyone!

   9. What is your favourite dessert?

Well this is easy! Hot chocolate fudge cake with ice cream and chocolate sauce! LOVE IT.

  10. If you could change your blog name to something else, would you? If so, to what?

I don’t think i would, I’ve already changed them recently. However originally I wanted it to be LunarSparkles but it was taken 😦

   11. What is your favourite book/film (or both)?

Again this is hard because i’m such a film person and i love reading. I did however LOVE Paper Towns by John Green, the movie not so much..My favourite movie would be way to hard to pick!

My Nominees:

Sorry if you have already been nominated! 

My questions for you guys!

  1. 3 things that make you happy?
  2. What made you start a blog?
  3. Do you have a celebrity idol, if so, who?
  4. What do you like to do to relax?
  5. Favourite band/artist at the moment?
  6. What is your favourite genre of movie? 
  7. What is your favourite meal?
  8. Where do you want to be in 10 years? Job? Living where?
  9. What is your biggest dream?
  10. Do you have any fears?
  11. Who is your favourite blogger? (provide link)

 

Sorry this post is so long! Hope you guys have fun (if you decide to do it) and the questions are ok!

Sincerely, S x

3 Little Facts About Me

3 days till Christmas, is it me or is it going slow??! Hopefully it goes fast now because i am so excited i can’t even explain!

So todays list, is just 3 littles facts about me. I also just wanted to say i was thinking of doing a Q&A around christmas or boxing day, if you think you’d be interested in reading it then like this and if you wish to ask me anything you can comment below! 

  1. I have 4 siblings, 3 brothers and 1 sister, 3 of them are under 5 years old so yes my life at home can get a little interesting and chrsitmas is always great. They can be extremely annoying but you know, what would siblings be if they werent annoying every now and then?
  2. I am starting up my own online clothes shop hopefully next year so you guys should definitly keep an eye out because of course i’ll give discount codes to followers
  3. Finally, i know these havent been very interesting but i realised i’m not much of an interesting person. I am a tv series addict, honestly when i find a really good series i just binge watch it till i get sick of it or till i finish it and become upset- sad i know but that’s the cycle of my life haha! Currently I love pretty little liars, but i’ve finished so i’m waiting for the next half of the season to come out, i also loved gossip girl and I’m currently on vampire diaries!

 

So these are my little facts about me, not very interesting but still. The next post will be up tomorrow! 🙂

Sincerely, S x