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Friday, 31 July 2015

Amazing Advertisers || July 2015

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I'm currently on my travels in LA which is simply wonderful, I've been spending time with my favourite people, eating all of the American food and generally having a jolly old good time! And with good times comes speed, and yet again we're at the end of another month and I can't quite believe it, so without further ado, here are my Amazing Advertisers for the month! 

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Laura is a fun gal, she makes Youtube videos for our enjoyment and she’s pretty bloomin’ good too! Not to mention I love her curly wurly hair and Oliver Wood impersonation (name that reference!) If you’re after a Youtuber who does it all, then MissLauraBora may just be for you. Laura creates make up tutorials, challenge videos, impression videos, her talents really are endless. She’s also pretty nifty with those Sims, I really could lose hours watching her creations and Sim mishaps! Hop on over to Laura’s channel and have a gander, she’s a good’un.

Andini is a long term advertiser with Sprinkle of Glitter and she’s a favourite of mine, not only because she too once rocked the pink tips, but because her blog is simply gorgeous. Andini has a talent for fashion and her ability to create outfits and just make things work makes me swoon. I could do with Andini as my very own clothes picker and personal dresser, she’d make me look good every day! If you’re also a fashion lover, or simply just want to look at photos of a gorgeous woman, then Adventures of an Anglophile is definitely worth your attention.


Oh my, we have an exceptionally pleasing on the eyeballs type situation, The Barefaced Chick shall definitely sooth your soul with its swanky features and photography. Michelle, the writer behind the Barefaced Chick likes to write about her life, her loves and her wardrobe, all of which I have enjoyed learning about muchly! I do love it when I discover bloggers who pour passion and dedication into their work and Michelle is no exception, she’s a talented gal. If you’re after good vibes, good photography and a lotta good writing, The Barefaced Chick shall be your sanctuary.


Unique Vintage is an online shopping gem and those of you who love a flouncy skirt or several are in for a treat, all your needs shall be fulfilled and you’ll be as glam as can be! Unique Vintage is an American online clothing boutique which, quite frankly, makes me unable to control my swooning (or my purse strings.) Soon I shall be forced to move out of my bedroom due to an overflow of floral dresses. I love a good online treasury where I can find feminine clothing to make me feel beautiful, and Unique Vintage offers just the perfect amount of femininity and swishyness. Go on, treat yourself.

Angie is a returning advertiser with Sprinkle of Glitter and she’s definitely a good egg. SilverSpoon London will enlighten you on some of the best places to visit, whether you’re in London or jet setting, and Angie will always give a thorough and honest review, which I appreciate muchly! I love a blog which offers me something, or encourages me to try something a little different and SilverSpoon London is the perfect foodie and lifestyle blog to fulfil these needs. Not to mention, the face behind the camera is a beauty, Angie is not one to be missed!

The What Now Blog is another returning advertiser with Sprinkle of Glitter, offering us another unique experience within the world of blogging. Louise is a motivator, an inspirational lady and overall, someone I would quite like to help run my life for me. The What Now Blog is designed to get us thinking about our own lives, how we can improve them and generally, it’s an invisible motivator seeing us through our daily lives and offering to put a little pep in our step. Louise puts a lot of work into her blog and it certainly has paid off, she’s a clever lady and I appreciate her work muchly.

Brooke Megan Jones is a lifestyle blog created by lovely gal Brooke, and oh my goodness is it beautiful. I’m a lover of America, and Brooke catches her American ventures with her other half and cute pooch perfectly. Brooke Megan Jones is just a feel good blog, perfect with a snuggly blanket, a beverage of your choosing and time to kill. I’m a lover of reading about other people’s lives and learning new things about the world every day and I’m pleased as punch to be including Brooke on my list of people who I like to know about, it’s a blogger kinda thing I’m sure you’ll agree!

Brit is a Canadian gal and a lifestyle blogger with quite the impressive brain. Britany Powell is a lifestyle blog which discusses all things from feminism to Lush products, there really is something for everyone! I’m particularly a fan of Brit’s more ‘serious’ blogging, where she talks about the ins and outs of some important issues, such as feminism. I’m quite the believer of discussing these things more on social platforms for young gals to interact and learn, so well done Brit! She also captures the most exceptional photographs perfectly, definitely worth a gander!

Trudy is a favourite gal of mine, not only because she is a wonderful blogger, but because she talks about being a 20 something so accurately that I can relate to almost everything she says, it’s magical. This month Trudy has been advising us up a storm, with tips on blogging, wearing a bikini out in public (eek!) and making long distance relationships work. She’s like the big sister you always wanted. Thank you Trudy for being a rockin’ female and embracing it!

I do love a good mummy blog to make my ovaries swoon and my heart melt, and Wave to Mummy is no exception. Sanna is a working mummy with a beautiful little girl who just happens to share her parenting journey and life adventures on the internet, and I appreciate it muchly. I love reading about the milestones and accomplishments she shares with her little girl as she grows older, as it takes me back to Darcy’s toddler days, it’s like a trip down mummy memory lane and I love it. Thank you Sanna for sharing your journey with us!

Patricia is a little like me, and I love that. She’s a beauty obsessed mummy who wears her heart on her sleeve and loves to write about all the things important to her. The only difference being, she’s living in France with her dashing French husband after magically falling in love, and ta da! A gorgeous little baby was born shortly after. Patricia, your family warms my heart. Patricia Baret in France is primarily a lifestyle and beauty blog, Patricia surely knows a thing or two about beauty, her eyeliner is always exceptional and her smile, well, it’s just beautiful. If you love a cute baby, tales of romance or all things beauty, you need to have a gander! 

Ta Da! What a crackin' bunch. You'll be entertained for hours thanks to my lovely ladies, enjoy!

Toodlepip! 

xx

Monday, 20 July 2015

Motivational Monday || Great Adventure


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday to you! I hope you all had good weekends. Most of my focus has been on my upcoming trip to LA. I'm flying out on Wednesday for Vidcon and then to spend a week with friends afterwards. I decided to go out there for an extended time a while ago because who knew what adventure would await but now, I'm nervous. 



If you have been reading for a long time you will know how much I struggle with being away from home. I resist the urge to stay in my comfort zones and regularly travel for work. For a homebird, I'm away a lot!

It's very hard to explain because I don't suffer from anxiety/panic attacks and on most trips I have a great time and love it BUT, because of the few trips/days/moments I've had where I've felt terrible, I have the FEAR. 

It can be triggered by lots of things but mostly by a feeling of isolation or lostness. I feel best when I'm with people who I know really, truly care about me. Kindly acquaintances will not cut the mustard, I know they aren't going to subtly hold my hand when I'm being overly reserved and they aren't going to indulge me in half an hour of calming hotel room netflix time when I need it. At best I can muddle through and just be a bit quiet and scared on the inside, at worst, I cry and throw up- yummy. 

I'm doing it though. I'm doing it for the possibilities. When you're brave and give the scary things a go, amazing things can happen. Granted, sometimes they don't, but that's sometimes a risk worth taking and I think this adventure is worth the risk. Though I probably won't admit this out loud, deep down, I do love the adventure. When I take away all the worries and concerns that blanket everything in negativity, all that's left is amazing. Eeeep. 

So, wish me luck. I'm going to put my bravest foot forward and encourage you to do the same with whatever your week has in store for you. I'm nervous, someone hold my hand haha!

Toodlepip!

xx

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

#UseYourAnd


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Do you remember a while back when I made THIS video about the new #UseYourAnd campaign from Venus? 

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The aim was to encourage woman to let go of labels categorising them into just one thing and embrace everything they are. For example, I'm not JUST a Mother, I'm a Mother AND a business woman. Or I'm a homebird AND a party girl. You can be all the things you want to be and #UseYourAnd reminds us to believe in the power of our own potential. 

To launch the campaign I asked some of you to tweet me your '&Stories' and these were some of the fantastic entries.

THE WINNERS



I love that Nicole is a strong woman, we should all allow ourselves to feel strong so this is a real inspiration. 



I loved that Jenni was a Formula 1 fan AND a cat lover- such a fun mix!



Christy has shown so many great examples of the woman she is from glamourpuss to working out to being outdoors. I really liked that. 



'I am everything I love to be', seemed so perfect for this campaign and something I'd like to live by more. 


As a proud selfie lover myself, Lucy had to be a winner!


I love them! I hope you all feel as inspired as me to celebrate your own '&Story'!

So keep posting your #UseYourAnd pictures and support this lovely campaign. Just post a photo, that shows all the different and unexpected sides of you using the hashtag #UseYourAnd as well as tagging @GilletteVenusUK and me (@SprinkleofGlitr) along with some text about you and your '&Story' and could win a Venus Snap razor. We'll choose 50 people at random after the closing date on 29th June. 

Snap razor- their first pocket razor for instant smoothness whenever you need it. Find out what people think of it HERE


Woohoooo, I do love a good beauty freebie! Also, side note here, I have the little snap razor and it's so, so handy for throwing in a travel or gym bag so I'm happy 50 of you are getting one!

Good luck Sprinklerinos!

Toodlepip!

xx
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