Monday, 31 March 2014

Playlist 2014 - The Vlogs

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

If you follow me on any of my social media (twitterfacebookinstagram etc), you will know that last week I popped off to Orlando for 7 days to attend Playlist Live. I thought I would share with you the 5 videos uploaded from the week because yanno, it's a big deal. I left the country and everything!

What made this trip so perfect for me was the people I spent it with. 

- Zoe -

I have read a lot of rubbish lately about Zoe and I not being friends but there is no such drama. With Zoella and Sprinkle of Glitter both doing so well, we both have mad diaries and find it hard to get to each other regularly. We talk every day either by phone, skype, text or facebook, but like all normal friends, we don't throw it all over twitter every time we do! Haha. This week we were able to see each other all the time and have some lovely little moments together. Edit - Since I wrote this last week, we have had a lovely weekend in Brighton together too. Post coming soon. 

Highlights - Going craycray when we realised the plane tv had Broadchurch on it, singing Frozen songs, being rescued in the hair and makeup department after a big night out and going to IHOP on the first day. 

- Maddie -

Maddie works for Gleam (my management company) and is my go-to lady. I love her. She is SUCH a warm soul and goes far beyond what her job asks of her (*thinks back to Maddie applying foundation to my shins on a shoot once*). This week Maddie was my rock when I had a silly little cry over nothing (what a surprise) and looked after me when I was being a scatterbrain. I would DEFO have had a meltdown without her around. 

Highlights -  Our little trip to the spa for a hair appointment, chatting rubbish in the pool late at night and all round being completely mummied. Also- thank you for making me eat even when adrenaline tricked me into thinking I didn't need to. 

- Alfie -

Alfie is my go to for anything and everything. Got a problem? Alfie will fix it. Confused or lost? Alfie knows the way. Think you're going to throw up in a taxi? Alfie will film it. Oh wait. Heh heh.
Having Alfie on these trips makes me feel so secure about things. I knooooow this sounds really ridiculous and totally gender biased but I always turn to male friends for comfort and protection (not against beasts and dragons, just yanno, when you're having a wibble) and girls for camaraderie. I also love how much he adores my Zoe and feel relaxed knowing she is happy and well.

Highlights - Being rescued off a half deflated bouncy castle, showing off my excellent squid impressions in the pool and a little jaunt to The Cheesecake Factory. 

- Dan and Phil -

Be still my beating heart these boys make me feel happy. You know you've got good guy friends when they make sure you get safely to your hotel room at 5am after (shhhhh) one or two cocktails and don't mock you the next day. Having them down the hall to cry laugh with on a daily basis was the best and I'm contemplating buying them the house next door so we can do this more often. 

Highlights - Everything from the night I wore the floaty white dress, learning how far back Dan's chair went when there were 2 of us on it (that sounds more kinky than it was btw) and the part of the snowman dance I couldn't film. Oooooh mysterious. ;)

- Jack -

Wow. According to the comments, you like mine and Jack's friendship a LOT. We've been pretty close for a few months now but it's never been vlogged so it seems like it might be a bit of a surprise to all of you? Having Jack around was a hoot. There are so many similarities between us that playtime is hilarious and banter is easy. I think Jack brings out a different side to my humour than usual and it was fun to show you that in the vlogs. He's a good'un.

Highlights - Bedroom games (watch the videos, don't think minxy thoughts please), a perfect roller coaster and ganging up on him with Zoe (you have no idea how much 'banter' I've had to withstand from his friends over the last six months - I once cried!!!). 

There were many, many more people that made my trip so special, not to mention all the oh-so-lovely viewers I had the pleasure and honour of chatting too. There were so many times that week that I took a moment to stand back and think, 'my life is so freaking cool' and I have you all to thank for it. 

I promise to always thank you for everything, to never get too big for my boots and to always share the highlights (and low lights) on here. 

Warm smooshy cuddles and hair strokes for everyone.



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Friday, 28 March 2014

Feel Good Experiments

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

As you know, I've been a little bit absent on here of late as I have been jetting off to America and spending a lot of my time editing and uploading the videos of my adventure. I was going to leave it a week but when Activia got in touch to tell me about their new campaign, I felt it was such a good fit that I should share it ahead of time. Eager beaver. 

As I have spoken about bazillions of times before, feeling good starts from within and when you feel lovely, you can make the very most of your time and just be present in the moment, enjoying it. This past year I have been working so hard on just enjoying each little moment and really feel that it's made a positive impact on my happiness levels. Yay yay. 

Dancing is the perfect expression of feeling good from within, as the video above shows (or any of my vlogs where I'm dancing about like a loon!). I have loved learning about the Feel Good Experiments as they encourage women to feel lovely on the inside and show it on the outside- the perfect balance of happiness, which is what I'm all about. 

If you're looking for a quick pick-me-up, have a looksie at the video and try not to smile. It gives you warm fuzzies and happies.  

What do you do to feel good?

Contributor - Louise

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Sunday, 23 March 2014

Amazing Advertisers || March 2014

Aloha Sprinklerinos, 

My oh my it's March already! I may be on my travels at the moment but I haven't forgotten about my lovely advertisers that have been nestled in the right hand side this month. I've got a fab lotta blogs so let's get cracking!


Makeup Foodie is a ‘little bit of everything’ blog written by Maddie, who happens to have very nice eyebrows indeed. A favourite of mine this month was definitely Maddie’s ‘touch of teal’ eye shadow look, it was very Little Mermaid-esque which I jolly well enjoyed. Maddie has also expressed her love for baking cakes on her blog (it appears she’s quite the kitchen goddess) and I look forward to future baking posts and cake recipes, because who doesn’t love cake I ask you? If you’re also a fan of makeup and cake then hop on over to the Makeup Foodie, you won’t regret it!
 Every Little Thing 07
 Every Little Thing has returned once more to Sprinkle of Glitter and I’m pleased indeed to have her back! I’ve always enjoyed the beauty product reviews in particular on Every Little Thing 07 and this month has been no exception. I love a good bit of variety when it comes to product reviews, if variety is the spice of your life then you’ll definitely enjoy a gallivant on Every Little Thing 07. From Lush to lip gloss and skincare to perfume, it’s got it all I tell ya! Loosen your purse strings ladies it’s a beautyoholics dreamland.
 Thoroughly English
 Oh my giddy aunt I think I’m in love!! Bess I am a lucky woman to have you. Bess is the writer of Thoroughly English and I take my chef’s hat off to her, she is a culinary whizz. I’ve loved the cookery recipes Bess has shared with us this month, mouth watering photography included. Thoroughly English is definitely any food lover’s dream, it’ll have you hopping down to your local supermarket for ingredients and inspire you to create something tasty. Bess, when will I be seeing you on The Great British Bake Off?
  Crown Brush
 If you’re a regular visitor of the beauty blogging community then I’m sure you will have already heard of Crown brushes, they’ve been taking the beauty world by storm and I’m thrilled to be sharing them with you this month. Both good quality and affordable, Crown brushes are definitely a good make up bag investment and I’m particularly impressed with the extensive range they have available. If your blush is without a brush then I’d recommend giving Crown brushes a whirl.
 Crowley Party
 Crowley Party is a beauty and lifestyle blog written by the incredibly beautiful Alycia Grayce, an American gal with a love of life, a beautiful smile and a husband she dotes on, which melts my heart a little bit and gives me all the warm and fuzzies. I’ve loved learning little snippits about Alycia’s life on her blog, her personality shines through in her writing and Crowley Party really is a feel good joy to read. Alycia also has a Youtube channel where she reviews all things beauty for us, her accent and bubbliness is addictive!
  Alice’s Antics
Calling all you student youngsters out there, Alice is your gal. As well as living the student life, working and searching for her Ricardo Alice likes to blog about all things lifestyley, humour included. Alice’s posts are a breath of fresh witty air and I’ve enjoyed reading about her adventures and aspirations this month. Let’s hope Alice finds her Italian mate (introduces him to us of course) and continues to blog about her adventures of the world. Go on, have a gander!
  The Blogtini
Gosh, Courtney you’re one busy, organised lady! From cocktail making to wedding planning and beauty reviewing, Courtney is doing it all and blogging about it too. As well as brimming with wonderful posts, The Blogtini has handy little tabs for navigating towards your favourite blogging reads, there really is something for everyone and you won’t be left disappointed. Personally I’m excited for future wedding updates, hopefully with a sneaky peak snap or two!
  Allsorts and Anecdotes
Hurrah! Lynsey is back with us once more and I’m pleased as punch! Lynsey has advertised previously with Sprinkle of Glitter and I enjoyed her quirky little blogging ways. Lynsey’s blogging has impressed me once again, and not just because she’s reminded me of all the cheesy music I used to love in my youth. I’m a fan of Lynsey and I hope you will be too, Allsorts and Anecdotes is the perfect blog for a Sunday afternoon browse. Grab yourself a biscuit and have a read!
BlackBox Cosmetics
This month we have a Youtube account joining us on Sprinkle of Glitter, BlackBox Cosmetics; a slice of the web which promotes natural goodness for our skin. BlackBox Cosmetics is a skincare range designed to be au natural and toxin free to keep that skin of yours looking healthy, hydrated and beautiful. I’m excited to see BlackBox Cosmetics grow and share more natural skincare routines with us in future on their Youtube channel, perhaps a tutorial is to come in future to demonstrate their chemical free products!
  Miss Laura Bora’s Blog
A beautiful face, a love of makeup and a dog named Derek, Laura I am happy to have you! Miss Laura Bora’s Blog is a beauty and lifestyle blog brimming with smokey eyes, ombre curls and superhero pyjamas, what more could you desire from a blog aye? If you’re in need of a trusty tutorial or two, a makeup brush review or photographic proof that perfectly symmetrical flicked liner does exist then Laura is your gal.
 Life Between Books
A blog dedicated to the love of books, I’m a little bit in love with the concept and individuality. If you’re an avid bookworm, or someone just in need of a holiday read recommendation then you need Mandy, writer of Life Between Books, on your blogging feed. Mandy primarily reviews a variety of books for us on her blog as well as sharing lifestyle posts and family snaps from time to time. Life Between Books is definitely worth a browse if you’re in need of reading inspiration, I thoroughly recommend it!
I hope you've discovered a few gems to keep your evenings occupied! 
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