Early Gift Guide (Sponsored)

I’ve surprised myself this year and I’ve already bought a few Christmas presents for my parents. However I’m not finished, because of this I was open for ideas and inspiration.

So can you imagine how happy I was when UncommonGoods contacted me to collaborate on a post? I love that UncommonGoods have their own definition of ‘sustainability’ and are always striving to incorporate it in the decisions they make. They also haven’t sold products containing leather, fur or feathers.

Amongst the presents I’ve got for my Mum it ranges from skincare, clothing, jewellery (and the odd towel set).

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I was in need of something different and found this to be just what I was looking for. Its a Mother & Daughter Letter book set, where there’s 40 cards you can ‘send, share and treasure’. I love the idea of this, both my Mum and I are super sentimental people. When I was younger, I used to always write letters to my Mum and now we both write notes to each other before we leave the house and know we won’t see each other much because of work and College.

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I find my Dad the hardest to buy for, maybe because he doesn’t give me a long list like my Mum does (THANKS MUM). So he usually gets the same; pyjamas, a watch and toiletries like shampoo.

TIE DADBut I always try to get him a humorous gift, so when I came across this I knew I had to include it in this post. My Dad is obsessed with my dog and for work he’s always wearing a tie. Could I get a better gift? Probably not, especially since you can choose which dog you want on the tie. I was surprised at the plethora and variations of gifts UncommonGoods has to offer for men in general.

IMG_3993Is this bad I’m including myself in all of this? Obviously, I don’t buy myself Christmas presents, I just decide to treat myself all year round (oops). I just thought I’d highlight how easy it is to buy for someone like me; books; perfume; makeup and you’re sorted.

MY GIFTThere were sooo many temptations when I was scrolling through UncommonGoods and this was just one of them; a Scratch Map. I’ve definitely had my eye on one of these for a few years now. I just find them such a good idea and a great gift.

Overall, I’m pleased with the amount of Christmas gifts I’ve got for my parents already. I’ll be sure to do a full gift guide when I’ve finished my Christmas Shopping. And I’m grateful there’s so many websites, that I can take inspiration from.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?

Disclaimer: This is a paid sponsored post in collaboration with Uncommon Goods.

Love, Sophie 

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About Me

How I Organise my Wardrobe

A quick read of a post from me this week, (college has been MAJORLY hectic).

I’d consider myself to be a fairly organised/tidy person but when it comes to my wardrobe, it ALWAYS ends up in a mess. So every so often, I have to go through it to put things back on hangers, find appropriate places for my shoes and usually put one or two things away for charity.

Today, was one of those days that I had to tackle the wardrobe and thought I may as well make a post out of it.

IMG_3925I’m ashamed to say this is what it was looking like before I managed to get a hold of it all. In all honesty, don’t be thinking this ends up looking like a whole new wardrobe, I’m not that good of a tidy uperer. (not a word? ok.)

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First thing to do is obviously put your clothes in colour order? It was my first step anyways. I made sure to put all tops together, then jackets and then dressy outfits. Then when they were each in their category, I put them in a bit of a colour order. I know it won’t last, I’m definitely not a Monica from Friends.

IMG_3923Next, it was to tackle the over head bit, I’m sure it has a proper name. Oh wait, its probably just a shelf, nevermind. Anyways, I like to be able to see my shoes and take great pride in my heels I probably only wear once a year. So, I realigned them and got rid of anything on that shelf that wasn’t a shoe.

IMG_3922Finally, I had to have a place to put a couple of my favourite bags. Which had to be in the last available space which was on top of my wardrobe. I have to admit, I’m not the fondest of having things on there, but I really don’t have anywhere else to put them.

Where do you store your bags?

Love, Sophie 

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About Me

OOTD #7 Prom!

I cannot believe how fast Prom has been and gone. I had such an incredible night. But what I also can’t believe is that the last time I did an outfit of the day was back in February. I did want to do a bit more than just show you my dress for Prom, so I’m going to explain the preparations I did for the night itself and how my day panned out.

8:30 am- I woke up, I was feeling pretty chilled throughout the day and I surprised myself by waking up with no nerves. I do apologise for this no makeup face but I tried to take pictures at certain points during the day for this post.

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11:45am- I went to get my hair done. I honestly go to the best hairdresser. I’ve known her for 10 years now and I couldn’t have been happier with my hair. I did only want something simple and this is what it looked like…

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1:30pm – I realised I really needed to sort out what clutch bag I was taking and add the usual tissues,  money, the ticket to get in and whatever lipstick I was wearing.

This little yellow packet is what was on our table by our seats, it was filled with sweets inside.

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2:30 pm – I began moisturising with the Soap & Glory Deluxe Righteous Butter Cream. I love the scent of this and it gave a pretty glow to my skin.

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3pm- I started to put my makeup on. I did start quite early but I didn’t want to rush to make sure it was as perfect as I could get it. I am doing a whole other post for my makeup on Prom day so that will be up on Wednesday.

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5pm- My Mum helped me with the last few bits, adding jewellery and actually putting on the dress.

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5:30pm- Time for PROM! I got some pictures taken and then I went round a friends house before heading to the venue.

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It was so hard not being able to give Alfie a kiss, he just had to watch from the window…

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My makeup lasted really well. This picture was after, after prom party. I would do another outfit post for that but I just wore jeans and a crop top.

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 Hope you enjoyed this blog post. I have waited so long to do this so I’m so excited the time finally came around. I am so nervous for tomorrow when I have college taster day and again on Tuesday. Anyways, don’t forget to like, comment and follow.

Love, Sophie

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Poland 2015

Can you believe Polands been and gone?! I cannot. It was such an amazing trip and I made some really great friends. For some reason, coming home it just put the people in my life I was unsure about into perspective and now I couldn’t really care for them. Anyways I managed to get it down to only 20 pictures, how I don’t know, but as promised, enjoy…

   
    
    
    

    
    
    
    
    
    
 
Hope you enjoyed this blog post. I did try and pick out pictures from each day I was there. Comment down below which ones your favourite. I’m in love with them all (biased, I know).

Love, Sophie

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