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Thursday, 14 December 2017

Etsy Gift Guide

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Etsy Gift Guide

Hey Whisperers,

So I've done my His and Hers gift guides and I absolutely loved writing them and honestly i was just going to leave my gift guides there, but, the other day i was scrolling through Etsy adding 101 things to my wishlist and i just knew that i had to make a gift guide about it. There are so many incredible businesses on Etsy and i wanted to share them with my little corner of the Internet! I hope you enjoy!


Etsy Gift Guide


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Dorkface 

I wouldn't have been able to do this post without speaking about Jemma's Etsy Store. I'm pretty sure everyone knows that I'm pretty much obsessed with Jemma's Etsy Store by now...and if they don't well now they do. I love so many of Jemma's products but this one stood out to me so much when i was scrolling through trying to pick one to put into this post (it took me a solid half an hour to choose just one!!!). The quote on this print is just so, i don't know, it just gives you that happy feeling. I think that prints like this, in a nice frame are such a perfect gift for friends. There's pretty much a print for everyone on Jemma's shop so you'll definitely find one that fits your friends personality! I have ordered from Jemma's store before and the prints have come in perfect condition and they are so well made so i definitely think that they're a good option for a friend, you can even get personalised illustrations (here) to add that extra bit of a personal touch! Honestly, her store has everything!!




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Lianakangas 


I have been obsessed with  Liana's store for awhile, she has some of the most amazing and creative products that I've seen. One of the things i love are the Patches and Stickers that she makes, they just look so cool and fun. I know that this patch isn't for everyone but it is honestly something that all of my friends would iron onto their backpacks,jackets etc. I saw it and I was pretty much like yep that needs to go into the gift guide, she does also make some super cute Pins too which i absolutely love (especially the 'ugh' one here). 


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Sweet Allure 

I am a die hard Disney fan so i had to include Sweet Allure in this post. I am 110% obsessed with all of  Tarnya's artwork and i want to buy pretty much everything. I of course, couldn't include them all in this post so i went for one of my all time favourites, the Little Mermaid Silhouette. The Silhouette prints were the first pieces i saw from Tarnya's store and I've been in love with them ever since, they're just so unique and beautiful that it's pretty hard not to fall in love with them. I am such a Disney Fan so of course those prints are my favourites but Tarnya also does some incredibly beautiful Harry Potter designs and some cute quotes too (if you're a Harry Potter fan i suggest checking out the Stag Patronus print here it's stunning ), if you have a Disney fan in your family/friendship group i definitely recommend checking out her Etsy Store!


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The Purple Rosebud

How adorable are these rings?! I love crystals so these rings are right up my street. I love how small and 'dainty' they are too because i literally can not stand huge rings. These rings are also super cheap too, which, if you're on a budget is great. The store does also sell necklaces, chokers, bracelets and earrings so they have something for everyone. If you're looking for a bit of a bigger piece the Opal Pointed Necklace  here is by far one of my favourites and the Snowflake Obsidian Point Necklace here  is also a gorgeous piece. When it comes to jewelry i just think pieces like these from The Purple Rosebud are the perfect gift for people as each crystal is different so no matter how many you buy you'll never find one the same, they're all completely one of a kind which i think is just a super cute added touch.


Relaxation Gift Set
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Butter Bar Soapery

Is there anything better than a pamper night? I think not. As soon as i saw this gift set i knew i had to add it to the gift guide. In the set you pretty much get everything you need for a good pamper night, you get; Vanilla Scented Butter Bars, A Face Mask Powder and some Vanilla Scented Bath Salts, all of which look incredible. Each item is packaged in gorgeous packaging and then put in a gift box. Honestly, i just love how this looks, like me, a lot of my friends love a good face mask and chill night so this is such a great gift to get, i find that a lot of sets that are like this on the high street are one time use kind of things, most have one sheet mask or one of those flimsy film packets, a small butter bar and a sachet of salts but this one has a tonne of product and it will last for quite awhile. If this set isn't your cup of tea, they do also sell a gorgeous Rose Scented one with a face mask and bath soak in that looks equally amazing here. Overall i think these sets are amazing value and an amazing gift.


There's just something about scrolling through Etsy that i love. These stores are just some of my favourites, but if i listed them all this post would never end. I love supporting small businesses and Etsy is definetley the place to do that. I hope that this post has helped you find something that extra bit special for that special someone in your life!

Happy Blogmas Day 14

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo



All images in this post have been sourced from the sellers Etsy pages, i do not own any of the images in this post. 

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Birchbox Unboxing - December 2017

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Birchbox Unboxing - December 2017


Hey Whisperers,

Another day another Blogmas post! When I started writing my blogmas posts i didn't think I'd get through the first week and yet here we are almost at the end of week 2!!! I hope you've been enjoying the posts as much have i have. Today's post isn't a Christmassy one but instead it's one of my regular posts, a Birchbox Unboxing. I know it isn't exactly with the theme of everything else but I still wanted to share this months box so here we are! I don't want to drag this into out too much so lets get straight into it!!

 Birchbox Unboxing - December 2017


What Is Birchbox

If you're new to Birchbox, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that you receive each month with 5 products to try out. The products can range from sample size to full size and they also range in price. All products in the box can be found on the Birchbox website where the box is purchased for £12.95 each month. Each box is designed and themed differently each month, with this month's box being Vogue 100 themed.  Birchbox has introduced a new scheme called Birchbox Benefits, where after 6 months of being subscribed, you become a Birchbox VIP meaning you get the first chance to pick a product or the design of your box each month. As a  Birchbox VIP you also get 15% off everything in the Birchbox shop with it a pretty good deal for just being subscribed. 


What I Got This Month


RRP £13.95

Another Birchbox another hair product. If you've been reading my Birchbox posts for awhile you'll know that i have really sensitive skin on my scalp so i can't really use new hair products. I've tried everything on the website to stop them sending them to me but they still do. This months hair product from what i can tell, is kind of like an exfoliate for your hair, which is probably one of the worst things i could use. I guess if you liked trying out new hair products this would be a pretty cool one but for me it's just another meh product. 


RRP £14.95

I've seen Nip + Fab all over the Internet recently so i was quite excited when i saw this in my box. I've never really seen a moisturiser with Kale in so I'm quite excited to give this one a go. I'm not too sure how i feel about the smell of the moisturiser as it does smell a little odd but I'm definitely going to give it a try, it's a pretty good sample size too so hopefully it will last me quite a while.


Full Size  RRP £4.99/£5.99

Ok so this was one of the products that i was less excited about. I know that Spectrum brushes are an amazing brand and i love their brushes but this is the 3rd brush that I've received now and although it's a cool thing to receive i kinda just want to try something new you know? I love the brush but I'm not super excited about it. Also i don't know if it's just me but it's kinda annoying that they aren't all the same 'theme' like i now have a mermaid one, white one and now a black one, they don't really go together or anything. I did put £4.99/£5.99 for this brush as in the booklet i got in my box it says that it is £4.99 but on the website it says £5.99 so I'm not too sure on the exact price.


Full Size RRP £4.50

I frigging love foaming shower gels, i don't know why but i just love them. I literally just stopped writing this paragraph to go test this out on my hands and i love it. It's got quite a strong rose sent so if you don't like rose scented things this definitely won't be your cup of tea. It's super foamy and a little bit definitely goes a long way. I'm excited to try this out more, it's definitely one of my favourite products in the box and it's full size which is great!


Full Size RRP £8

Pixi is a makeup brand that I've never tried so when i saw that this was going to be a product in this months box i was quite excited. Lipstick was this month's 'choose your product' so as you can tell i went with the Pixi lip balm but you could also go with the Lord Of Colour Red Lipstick which i thought was pretty cool. This lip balm isn't like any that I've tried before, it's super creamy but it's also super pigmented so it looks more like a lipstick when it's on the lips which i love. I was expecting it to be a lot more sheer but I'm obsessed with how pigmented it is, the colour is pretty much a my lip colour but better colour too so it's not too bold to wear daily. I don't know if I'd pay £8 for it but i do love it.

Total RRP Of This Month's Box

£46.39

Overall, i wasn't too impressed with this months box. This month i did get 3 full size products which is great for a box of this price but i just wasn't too impressed. I have been doing these Birchbox posts for over a year now and i have loved doing them but i just don't love Birchbox as much as i used to so i have cancelled my subscription, which does suck, but i didn't want to just carry it on for the sake of one post a month. I do want to carry on doing unboxings so i am looking into subscribing to another box so if you have any suggestions let me know! I have seen good things about Glossybox so I'm leaning towards that one at the minute but I'm open to suggestions!


I know I've cancelled my subscription but if you want to try out Birchbox feel free to use my link to get £5 off your first box making it just £7.95! 

I hope you've enjoyed this months unboxing!

Happy Blogmas Day 13

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph 
xoxo

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

My Christmas Wishlist

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My Christmas Wishlist

Hey Whisperers,

I've done a Gift Guide for Her, a Gift Guide for Him.. but i haven't actually shared whats on my Christmas Wishlist this year. I'm not going to lie, i don't really know what i actually want this year, which I'm sure has driven my family insane, but i just can't think of much. I've got a few things that I'd like so i thought that I'd throw them into today's post! I hope you enjoy!

My Christmas Wishlist


£30

Ever since trying the The Magic By Juvia Palette (review here) i have wanted to try get my hands on more of their palettes and this one just screams me. I love all of the shades and i know that they'll look incredible on the eye. I do already have a lot of neutral palettes but i know that I'd get a lot of use out of this one.... plus i mean come on it's absolutely gorgeous.


£50 
I'm quite picky when it comes to perfumes, I'm not a huge fan of the normal classic smells, instead i love anything sweet. I smelt this perfume the other week in Boots and i fell in love, it smells amazing! It is quite pricey but it lasted for ages on my wrist so i definitely think it's worth the price tag.

£4.50

If you've been reading my blog for awhile you'll know that, like every other blogger, I'm obsessed with Lush. I love Lush year round, but their Christmas range is my absolute favourite. Now, i do hate Snow Fairy (sorry not sorry) it's just way too sweet and it honestly just gives me a headache, but Shoot for The Stars is my absolute favourite. It's so calming, warm and it leaves my skin so soft, I'm obsessed. It is quite pricey for what it is, i won't lie, but it's so worth it. 


£8-£10

I've been a huge fan of Soph for so long so when i saw that she was doing this collaboration i was beyond excited and proud. I love seeing people I've seen grow online get opportunities like this. In the collection there's a 8 highlighter palette (above) and and a 20 shade eye shadow palette (here). Both palettes are absolutely gorgeous and I'm definitely hoping that they'll be under the tree this year!


As you can tell my list is quite short this year, i honestly just don't know what i want/need this year. I've got a few smaller bits like notebooks and stuff that i want for my blogging but that's about it!

I hope you've enjoyed today's post!

Whats on your Christmas Wishlist this year?
Let me know in the comments down below!

Happy Blogmas Day 12

Thanks for Reading
Love
Soph
xoxo

Monday, 11 December 2017

Bloggerstribe Christmas Tag

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Bloggerstribe Christmas Tag

Hey Whisperers,

Last week i was tagged by Katie from Life With Ktkinnes to do the Bloggers Tribe Christmas Tag, and let's be honest, i love doing tags so it was a given that i was going to take part. I am a huge fan of Bloggers Tribe, i love how they help encourage and share bloggers work and the girls who run it, Jordanne and Katie, are some of the nicest people I've ever met (they both have incredible blogs too check them out here for Jordanne and here for Katie). I can't wait to answer all the questions, so lets go over the rules and then jump right in!

Bloggers Tribe Christmas Tag

RULES

❄Put on our Christmas Playlist on Spotify to listen to while answering!❄
❄Answer our 12 questions❄
❄Add 2 questions of your own❄
❄Have a Christmas drink and/or snack❄
❄Tag 4 more bloggers to take part❄
❄Take a picture in your favourite Christmas jumper and send it to us for our Round Up post! We want to see everyone who takes part! (Photo doesn’t have to include your face if you don’t want it to – just take a pic of your jumper 😊 )❄

Question Time

When do you start thinking about Christmas?

I don't think I ever really stop thinking about Christmas. I'm always thinking about what I'm going to get people throughout the year and i end up picking up bits and bobs all year around. I guess i really get into the Christmas Spirit on the 1st of November. I am a Halloween obsessed gal, so as soon as Halloween has passed it's pretty much Christmas for me.

What has been your most memorable Christmas present to date (good or bad!)?

I think my most memorable present would be a laptop my parents got me a few years ago, I know that it's a super superficial gift but it was the laptop i started writing my blog on. The laptop that always crashed before i saved my posts and had the slowest  processor ever in it. Although it didn't necessarily last the longest time i still loved it, so much so that i still haven't gotten rid of it even though it doesn't work anymore.

Do you have any Christmas traditions?

I don't think i really have any Christmas traditions. We put the tree up every year on the weekend closest to my Granddad's Birthday but that's pretty much all we do when it comes to traditions, when i have kids of my own i definitely want to create some new traditions though!

Which Christmas film is the greatest of them all?

ELF 100%. There's something about staying in on a cold night, all cosy and warm, tonnes of blankets and a hot drink with ELF playing. No matter how many times i watch it i still laugh at all the jokes. I think it's just one of those timeless Christmas films that's going to be around forever. 

You have an empty seat at your table on Christmas Day – who do you invite and why? Can be absolutely anyone!

Oooo, tricky one. I'm not too sure who I'd invite, obviously I'd love to invite one of my favourite celebrities, Demi Lovato, Harry Styles, Zoella etc. but at the same time i wouldn't necessarily want them there if you get what i mean? I love just having Christmas day with my immediate family, so given the chance, i probably wouldn't invite anyone.

Where in your house does your Christmas Tree go each year?

We have quite a long living room so our Christmas tree goes in the back corner in front of the Patio doors, it's quite a big tree so there's nowhere else it could go, but when i get a house of my own i would love a bay window in the front to put my Christmas Tree in because i think tree's look amazing in bay windows

Name the top 3 songs on your Christmas Party Playlist

Santa Tell Me, Last Christmas and Micheal Buble's It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas 

Who is the hardest person you’ve ever had to buy a Christmas present for?

My mom and sister are both hard to buy for. They never give you any ideas or hints and it drives me mad, i swear I've asked them what they want/need about 10 times a day since the Christmas season started and i still don't have any ideas

When do you eat your Christmas dinner, and what all is on your menu?

Christmas is one of those days where food just constantly seems to be on your mind. Breakfast for us is normally pretty basic, we normally have Toast or if we have more time we have a sausage or bacon sandwich. We snack pretty much all day and then we start our Christmas dinner at around 1-2pm. We have toast and pate for a starter and then around half an hour later we have our actual dinner of Turkey, Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips, Sprouts, Stuffing, Pigs in Blankets, Yorkshire Puddings, and Gravy. My sister and dad have Cranberry sauce but i honestly can't stand it. We're always stuffed after dinner so we don't have pudding until around 1-2 hours later. Me, my mom and sister normally have something like Sticky Toffee Pudding and my Dad has Christmas Pudding. We then pretty much just snack until we go to bed.

What’s your favourite Christmas related quote?

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others. Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” 
― Bob Hope

Are you a wrapping paper person, or boxes and bags? Or are you a mix?

I'm a wrapping paper person, even though my wrapping is terrible. I pretty much wrap them up then hide how terrible they are in a gift bag. 

What makes Christmas so special to you?

Everyone coming together, i have quite a big extended family, but  i know that I'll see all of them at Christmas. On Christmas Eve i see my Mom's side and on Boxing Day i see my Dad's side. I just love being able to take that time to see everyone.

What is one Christmas accessory you simply have to have?

Christmas Jumpers, every year i have to wear at least one. I know some people find them tacky but i absolutely love them.

Do you have a favourite Christmas drink?

I love the Starbucks Fudge Hot Chocolate, it's just that little bit sweeter than any other hot chocolate and  i love it. 

My added questions are:

1- If you could spend Christmas anywhere in the world, with your family, where would you spend it?

2- Do you like to stay in your PJs or dress up for Christmas? 


I WOULD LIKE TO TAG:

Leah 


There's nothing like a Christmas Tag to get you in the Christmas spirit! I hope you've enjoyed today's post! Thank you again to Katie for tagging me, i've loved answering all the questions!!


Happy Blogmas Day 11

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo