Saturday, 25 October 2014

Amazing Advertisers | October 2014

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Alrighty my loves, grab yourself a beverage and perhaps even a snack or two as we have the ultimate Amazing Advertisers post this month with bloggers aplenty for us to enjoy! I should also quickly add that Blogger had been misbehaving earlier and would not save all that had been asked of it, so if you're an Advertiser, you may have an early introduction to my lovely sprinklerino bunch as I included a few more of you, in which case, hurrah! Naughty blogger for deleting work, but at last we can enjoy these cracking blogs I've got for you. Let's go!

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Beau Blushes
Rebecca is a make up loving beauty with one of the most swanky blogs you ever did see. A professional make up artist, Rebecca knows a sneaky thing or two about the application of make up and this month on her blog has been no exception. October means Halloween, which means the most creative tutorials in all the land, and Rebecca has well and truly nailed it. I’d have never considered making myself up as a deer for Halloween, but Rebecca has perfected the Bambi look and I am a huge fan. Rebecca is actually doing a series of unique Halloween tutorials which are definitely worth sneaking a peak of. Go on!
I am pleased as punch to have smiley Emily back with Sprinkle of Glitter this month. Her personality is a ray of sunshine which makes Dear You, Love Em a joy to read. Emily has shared a variety of posts with us this month, from blogging advice to a very sophisticated fashion wishlist, she does a bit of everything that gal! If you’re in need of a few cutsey pictures, then I suggest you meet Oscar, Emily’s 3 month old baby bunny, is there anything cuter than a teeny tiny bunny rabbit who has his very own room to hop around? I think not.

This Particular is a lifestyle blog written by Ala, an avid baker and doughnut maker. This month Ala has been baking up a storm in the kitchen and I have been particularly grateful for all the immense cakes and bakes she’s been sharing with us. Oh Ala, you domestic goddess you. If you’re also a fan of food, whether it be sweet or savoury (she does it all you know) then This Particular is for you. And if food isn’t your thing, Ala also shares posts of her ramblings and adventures, so there’ll always be something to float your lifestyle boat. Ta da!

Liv has returned to us once again and I’m delighted to have her back. Liv is a lifestyle blogger and often shares creative, unique posts with us which I’m always a lover of, I look forward to her future posts of creativity, especially in the lead up to Christmas! Also, a congratulations is in order as Liv has recently been promoted in work and shared a very insightful post alongside about her work and the help she offers children with Autism. Sometimes it’s nice to have a blog that opens our eyes to a variety of different subjects and the lives of all the different people in this world, and Liv Loves has done it well!

The What Now Blog advertised with Sprinkle of Glitter last month and I was over the moon and stars to have the pleasure of reading through the well written, thoughtful posts provided for us by Louise for that much needed motivational boost. This month on The What Now Blog Louise has shared her inspirational advice on happiness, imagination and even making the most of your commute to work each day. It’s certainly something a little bit different from your usual lifestyle blog, and that’s just a speck of it’s wonderful charm. Louise is a blogging genius and I thoroughly recommend having a read and feel that motivation!

Love Hears and Crosses is an online jewellery boutique which I have fallen ever so slightly in love with. Firstly, it must be addressed that they offer couture Disney jewellery. The most beautiful Disney jewellery in all the land and I want it all! Love Hearts and Crosses has the perfect amount of cute, dainty and feminine to make me squeal with happiness and I give them 100 brownie points for being wonderful. If you’re a jewellery lover yourself or after the perfect gift for someone else, Love Hearts and Crosses is worth a jolly good browse.  

Ooft Dee is a beautiful gal and an absolutely cracking blogger! Darling Dee Dee is a beauty blog with all the trimmings, from divine photography, beautifully swatched products and the most indepth, thoughtfully written reviews which just make it an absolute pleasure to read. With all that glorious blogging and care taken in each post, it is clear just how much Dee has a passion for blogging and there is no denying her talent for it either, I am impressed as pie! I can’t praise Darling Dee Dee enough for being a tip top beauty blog to fall in love with.

Oh my giddy aunt! Just when you think personalised gifts can’t get any more exciting, they go and put your face on a marshmallow, what more could you want in life I ask you!? Boomf allows you to give these glorious sweet treats to all your loved ones for a unique take our or beloved hot chocolate decorative piece (what is hot chocolate without marshmallows??) I think it’s a pretty nifty idea, thoughtful and certainly original, an alternative approach to the traditional orange and choccy in your Christmas stocking I’m sure you’ll agree. Go on, pop your face on a marshmallow, you’ll taste great!

Pink Confetti, or rather Nicola as the brains behind the blog, advertised with Sprinkle of Glitter back in the summer and I was pleased as punch to have discovered another ‘little bit of everything’ blog for lifestyle reads, beauty reviews and adventure updates. Nicola’s posts are wonderfully relatable and just me, she's on my wave length that gal and this month has been no exception with her ‘things I wish I was good at’ post, it left me feeling inspired and determined to also achieve a new skill in something handy. Thank you Nicola for ridding me of procrastination!

Swell Caroline is an online boutique selling jewellery ranging from colourfully funky to more classic pieces, there’s something for everyone and I’m sure you’ll find a treat or two to dazzle you. Colourful, bold statement necklaces seem to be the general ‘yes please’ consensus this year and Swell Caroline certainly have a wide choice for all your neck decorating needs. Or, if you’re after your own personalised monogram piece, they’ve got that covered too. Go on, have a gander!

If you’re a Disney lover then I’ve got the blog for you, if there is a Disney adventure or product in need of a blogger, then Charlotte is your gal. As well as having a love for all things Disney, Charlotte also blogs about beauty, and boy oh boy does she do it well! If you’re in need of an honest review, a snap of clear definition dreams, or even just a recommendation, then Charlotte is the gal you need. I cannot fault her impeccable skills of creating the perfect post each and every time, that’s dedication and I admire it!

Oh Georgia, how I adore thy gloriously pink hair, it is magical! Georgia is a returning advertiser with Sprinkle of Glitter and her beauty blog always brings a smile to my face, her personality shines through in her writing and it makes her blog a genuine joy to read (and I’m not just bias because we share the pink hair love.) If you’re after a beauty blogger who can offer insightful reviews, a good old dupe or two, and help create that perfect pout, all with bundles of lovable personality, then you need Georgia Vanilla in that blogging feed of yours. 

Wowee! There we have it, a bundle of some pretty nifty talented bloggers indeed, I'm sure we can all agree they deserve 100 brownie points for all their hard work. Have you discovered a new blogging love this month that you'd care to share? 

Toodlepip! 

xx

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Review & Swatches: Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

Aloha Sprinklerinos, 

There's no woman in the world that doesn't let out a squeal of excitement when Charlotte Tilbury releases something new in the makeup world. And I'm certainly no exception to the rule.

A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks

When I first laid eyes on this box of rose gold bullets it was a romance I knew I wouldn't forget any time soon.

*Swoons*
Just look at all the pretty!

Now it's one thing to have on-point packaging - (don't try and pretend, I know you're all magpies like me) But it's another to create a revolutionary product that gets people talking.

A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks


These new lippies are the ultimate matte experience. Gone are the days of a flat and drying matte formula. Charlotte's recognised a woman's need for a quick and easy application that's going to stay put but also bring something new to the table. 
With 3D glowing pigments it helps to achieve a fuller and wider look on the lips - snazzy huh?

A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
Sexy Sienna, Love Liberty, Amazing Grace, Red Carpeted and Lost Cherry
A blog review and swatches of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipsticks
Bond Girl, Glastonberry, Bipkin Brown, Walk of Shame, Very Victoria

Not only is the formula a dream but they're jam packed full of waxes, oils and pigment; meaning you can create an even, moisturising application and build it from a lip stain to a full colour block (my favourite kind). Qualities that don't appear in your average matte Lipstick. Kudos to you, Charlotte!
Not to forget the square-angled tip takes away the need for a lip brush making touch-ups even easier and with 10 colours to choose from, let's just say Autumn ain't gonna be boring, ladies.

What's your pick of the bunch? 

Treat yourself to your favourite - available for £23 here and here.

Toodlepip!

xx

Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Halloween with LUSH! 2014

Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Trick or Treat? 

Treat of course!

Halloween is fast approaching and those good eggs at Lush have conjured up some brand spanking new potions for us to get our mitts on. Squee!

A blog post on the Halloween collection from Lush Cosmetics.
A blog post on the Halloween collection from Lush Cosmetics.

Today I'm going to talk you through the items available, most are newbies, but you might notice the odd return due to popular demand.

 Northern Lights Bath Bomb (NEW!) - £3.50
Familiar with their Christmas Eve fragrance? Well you'll ruddy love this, filled with Jasmine and Ylang-Ylang this little beauty fills your bath like the night sky, creating blue and green colours whilst some added popping candy jumps through the water. You could quite easily be viewing the Northern Lights from your bathroom! Ooh-err.

Sparkler Bath Bomb (NEW!) - £3.50
Not only is this one a must have for Halloween it's title makes it pretty appropriate for Bonfire night too, non? With a golden colouring and popping candy it gives off bright glittery fireworks. And with Organic Rose fragrance it's also going to give heaps of moisture and nourish the skin - winner.

How pretty? The specks of gold lustre will fill your bathtub and with an uplifting fragrance of Orange Flower Absolute, hints of Juniper Berry and Lime Oils you can't really go wrong. Plus, did you know Orange Flower Absolute helps to tone the skin? Oh yes.

Back for another year you might already have this in your stash. If not, you'll be pleased to know this little devil turns your water in to a wine colour 'chin-chin' with scents of Vanilla and Black Pepper - mm hmm.

Wizard Bubble Bar (NEW!)- £3.25
Is this not the cutest thing you've ever seen? (kittens aside) He's full with popping candy, so simply crumble him under the tap and release heavenly scents of Juniper Berry, Tangerine and Ylang Ylang Oil - Puuurfection (see what I did there?)

Wizard Hat Gift (NEW! includes: Wizard Bubble Bar, Star Light Star Bright Bath Melt; Sparkler Bath Bomb): £12.95
What's this then?! A proper lovely little treat of wizard-y goodness, that's what. 

Fairy Ring Soap (NEW!)- £4.10
Have you tried out Lush's new Gorilla Volume 3 perfume? Well this fairy is full of just that! Containing Shiitake mushrooms - I know, mushrooms in a soap, heaven forbid. BUT, they contain anti-ageing properties as they're full of Kojic Acid which means I can't wait to try it. Hey there younger, fresher looking skin! I'm comin' for ya...

It's no secret that Lush are one of my favourite places to have a good old splurge - so needless to say I'll be relaxing in some pretty exciting baths over the next few weeks.
Most of these goodies are limited edition and only available through Halloween to Christmas...so you'll have to purchase now to avoid disappointment!

Toodlepip!

xx

Monday, 20 October 2014

Motivational Monday || Goals


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday! How was your weekend? Refreshing I hope. Let's look toward the new week with positivity. 



I saw this quote and it struck a chord with me. I spend a lot of time making plans and mapping out things I want to do. A lot of the time I actually see them through but of course there are still those things that continue to linger on the 'to-do' list. 

This week I want to spend some proper time thinking about what I want to achieve (for example, I want to photograph all my favourite little streets in London with my big girl camera, I want to take time to visit my friend Faye in Yorkshire, I want to book a massage etc), set some time targets and do them!

It would be unrealistic to manage all of those in one week but my goal is to have them thought about properly and maybe booked in. 

Is there anything in your life that you have been meaning to do but never have? Take this opportunity to make a note of them. Make a note and have a think about what steps you could take to make those plans a reality. 

Your life will carry on plodding no matter what you do with it. You may as well fill it with happies, huh? 

I'm off to google spas within a 10 mile radius!

Toodlepip! 

xx


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

NEW || The Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Aloha Sprinklerinos, 

I've spoken about it before - cleansing. We have a love hate relationship: I love cleansing, but rarely before bed #badbeautyblogger. 

BUT, that said I've got a brand new addition to the family and boy am I excited to give it a whirl.

A blog review on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
A blog review on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush
A blog review on Clinique's Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush

Let me introduce to you Clinique's sparkly Sonic System Purifying Cleansing Brush *catches breath*. We all know a girl loves a thorough cleanse and that's exactly what this little beauty promises.

If you're not familiar with the whole 'Cleansing Brush' concept, let me get you up to speed. In a nutshell it's an electronic toy (ahem) of greatness, aimed to gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse the skin, removing more dirt, makeup and oil than manual cleansing. You use it alongside a cleanser of your choice and the rest is history.

Sounds like a winner, right? Well, there's more...

Made up of two strengths of rounded bristles, the pale green are shorter, with angled tips to help you reach those pesky areas that are prone to excess oil and clogging of your pores, i.e. the terrible t-zone.  And secondly the white bristles, that are softer and less firm make it ideal for the more sensitive, delicate areas of the face. One of the first things I noticed about the brush was how unbelievably soft the head of the brush was, meaning it's probably going to be suitable for even the most sensitive of skin. Yay!

With a waterproof design, you can use it in the shower (always up for killing two birds with one stone, thank you very much!) and 3 hour battery life mean it's perfect for taking on trips away - which will be great for when I'm away in London as we all know we're prone to a dirty face in the big smoke!

Finally, the self timer shuts the cleanser off after 30 seconds - which is apparently the perfect amount of time to sufficiently cleanse your face. However, once your skin accustoms to the change you can up it to 1 minute - very snazzy.

Are you excited about Clinique's latest innovation? Click the link to learn more about the New Clinique Sonic System Purifying Cleaning Brush. And I'd also love to know if you're already using it and what you think? 

Toodlepip! 
xxx
*Disclosure: Compensation was provided by Clinique via Glam Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Clinique. 

Monday, 6 October 2014

Honesty || Motivational Monday


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Merry Monday my little glitterballs. Did you have a good weekend? Did you spend any time last week working on seeing the good in bad? I did. 

This week we are talking about honesty. 

Image from Pinterest. 

Honesty is a funny one. 

I would describe myself as fairy honest but really, am I? Is anyone? We all know the basics- don't tell lies, don't steal, don't cheat, but what about- say how you feel, accept your own feelings, go with your heart?

The latter are the hard ones. It's a fine line to walk between keeping something in because you are protecting someone (maybe yourself) and just saying what's on your mind and damn the consequences. 

I am a worrier. A people worrier to be precise. I worry that I will upset, anger or offend and so keep thoughts, feelings and concerns to myself. Sometimes this works well because I avoid a whole heap o' drama, but sometimes I just end up hurt or confused. 

I didn't mean to be honest this week but I was. I had several encounters with people where I just thought, (and do excuse my language), 'fuck it, I'm not playing games with anyone, least of all myself'. 

It. Was. Great. 

Well, some of it was haha. Some of it ended in tears, some of it ended in a slight red face, some of it ended in a really happy face and some of it ended in ease. 

Regardless of the varied results, I'm really glad. I feel secure and content. I've had a lot of confusion in my life for the past few months and haven't enjoyed endless guessing games and communication breakdowns. They suck. Even if you don't get the answer you want, at least you know it's the honest answer and you can't really ask for more than that. And, sometimes, it goes pretty well!

This week I urge you to be honest. Mostly with yourself. Is there anything in your life that is confusing or could become confusing? Take a step to add more honesty to the situation and see how you feel. Be realistic and be prepared to accept the consequences but have the strength to do it. 

You don't have to go gaga and declare your undying love for the guy in accounts, but maybe invite him out for a coffee. What have you got to loose? Dignity always grows back with time ;)

Good luck on your quests, let me know in the comments how it goes or if you have any examples of doing this before!

Toodlepip!


xxx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

#ZoellaBeauty


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Unless you've been living under a rock, I think you'll have heard of my friend Zoe and her brand new pamper product line Zoella Beauty. You can find out more here, here and here



To celebrate the launch of this wonderful range, with the help of camera lady extraordinaire Katie Snooks and editing wizz Jack Howard, I made a Get Ready With Me (GRWM) video showing you how I styled my hair and makeup for her party. 


If you are struggling to view this video, click here to be taken directly to it. 

Would you like to see more of these GRWM videos or do you prefer the sit down chatty style?

Toodlepip!

xx
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