Thursday, July 17, 2014

Goodbye!

               Hello everyone! As you can tell its been a very long time since I last posted on Lifes Little Things. Its been almost 4 months when my blogging break was only supposed to be 2.

Over the past 4 months I've been thinking about blogging and decided if I wanted to continue on. I've just lost the passion I had for blogging. I haven't even been at it for that long and I already lost the love for it, that showed me that its not something I'm truly passionate about. I just passed my one year on July 7.

I did love blogging at the beginning and thought I would keep for years but it didn't happen like that. I decided to quit blogging at the end of June/ beginning of July but put off writing this post because I wanted to be completely sure. Now here I am, sitting, at one in the morning writing this post completely sure about my decision.

As I said in my blogging break post I was lacking in posting and didnt feel like working on my blog and that feeling only worsened as time went on which is opposite of what I thought would happen. I thought I miss blogging and come back after a month.

I am not deleting my blog or any of my posts because even though I am not going to continue posting content I still want people to enjoy my other posts. I may be back at blogging in the far future but as of now I am not.

Well thats it everyone, my last post.

for the last time.

XOXO, SOPHIE

Saturday, April 05, 2014

BLOGGING BREAK

This is definitely going to be an odd post and the last one you will see from for a month or two. As you could probably tell I haven't been posting for days at a time and the posts I have been posting have been lacking. I feel like I lost my passion and drive for blogging right now. I just feel like I have no time to blog, been in writers block for months and in need of a break.

I love blogging but recently its been anything but fun and feels forced. In my last couple posts I tried hard to tell myself I'll get over it in a couple days and just threw together some posts that I wasn't proud of. So that brings me to the whole topic of this post, I am going to be taking a break from blogging in April and maybe May. I want to be back at blogging before summertime so don't worry. 

I will still check my email every couple weeks and check my twitter every couple days but I am going to try and stay away from blogging as much as I can. And as for the 2014 Blogger Challenge, I will most likely skip all the topics for the next 2 months. If I really want to do a topic then I will post it up in the month I come back to blogging!

This was a hard decision but a needed choice, don't take this as a goodbye but a see you later when I have my passion and drive for blogging back. Until May or June, xoxo Sophie!  


Tuesday, April 01, 2014

KORRES LIP BUTTER// WILD ROSE






Welcome back for the second post of the day! Woo! Exciting stuff right? Today I am going to write about a product I have been lusting after for while now and finally took the plunge and bought it. I am making it out to seem really expensive when its only $16, well I guess its pretty expensive for a lip balm!

I looked into this because I wanted a dark lip color but was sheer and lightweight and by reading reviews this seemed perfect so I went to sephora a bought it!

The formulas shiny but lip gloss shiny which I really love about it. Its lightweight and moisturizing. Definitely not as hydrating as aquafor or things like that but pretty good. It doesn't last very long but its so effortless to put on that it really doesn't matter.

This particular shade gives you a light wash of red almost like you just ate a red Popsicle. It gives life to our face without looking like you put on any lip product. Its very natural looking like your lips are just that rosy.

The only bad thing is that its a pot which isn't very handy for on the go use and very unhygienic but I'm pretty sure these come in squeeze tubes. Don't quote me!

Its perfect for an everyday pop of color or for the people that are scared of red lipsticks. I would really recommend you looking into them, they even have other shades like orangy, pink, clear and lighter reds.

You can buy them here. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.




MARCH RAMBLE

March seemed to pass before I could even blink. I've tried sitting down and blogging multiple times but as per usual life got in the way. I did blog more in March than February but I felt lacking this month for some reason. Even though its only been a week since my last post it felt like a month. I figured I'd kick off April with a new schedule and 2 posts for today.

My previous schedule was Tuesday, Friday and Sunday which I kept up with really well until December. I tried to go back to it in January but failed miserably so I thought "Why not change it up?" I will now post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays with an occasional random fourth day. This is going to be very loose, I may blog everyday some weeks or only once. It makes it more enjoyable :)

I really like blogging as it connects you with people who share the same interests so I am not going to stop anytime soon but I really just have to give myself more time to write how I want to to and to take part in twitter chats, which I have barely done in March! 

I am just going to take April first as a new chapter and get on that blogging grind with scheduling posts, tweeting. chats, picture taking and editing and planning. I also need to figure out how to fix PicMonkey as its been wonky on me lately. 

Get ready for loads of new content on Lifes Little Things and more posting. I may even upload 2 times a day sometime, depending on how many ideas I have. I will talk to you later today with a new post. Mwah!


Sunday, March 23, 2014

LUSH COSMETIC WARRIOR





Lush is long time beauty blogger favorite so its about time I jump on the train. I have heard so many things about lush products and how wonderful they are but never really went out and tried any of their products. 

I was researching some skin products for acne-prone, sensitive skin and decided to check out the lush website to see what they had. I saw this in the best-sellers and the description intrigued me. "Cosmetic Warrior is kind to problem-laden faces thanks to moisturizing egg whites and honey, which smooth and tighten the pores, and cleansing garlic and tea tree oil for a fresh, clear, happy face" (taken from Lush.ca) I checked out some of the reviews and they were nothing but raves! For the cheap price of $6.95 CAD and the good reviews I decided to pop into a lush store and purchase it. 

And let me tell you, that was the best $6.95 I have ever spend! This is my holy grail skin care product right now, It's the most amazing thing I've ever put on my face. 

While I was reading the reviews people said that the smell was absolutely horrendous but I found it quite pleasant actually. I was expecting a extreme garlic smell with eggs but it just smells like clay. I can't really describe it.

The directions say to only use it for 5-10 minutes but I kept it on for about 30-45 minutes and it didn't harm my skin at all and trust me, I have extremely sensitive skin. I used it every day after cleansing my skin with a clarisonic.

It is a chunky mask and its very cooling especially since you have to store it in the fridge. It dries relatively fast but slow enough that you can put it on evenly. It spreads on your skin nicely and isn't overly sticky. The only bad thing is that it only lasts 2 weeks. I kept it a little past the best before date... shhhh!

I instantly found that my face and breakouts were less red and that only improved the longer I used it. My breakouts cleared up in 2-3 days time and were hardly even noticeable. It didn't irritate or burn my skin one bit. It kept my face moisturized as well without making it greasy. My face is so even now its crazy, there is barely any/no red patches or dry spots.

I am beyond blown away by this product and I would recommend it to anyone with acne prone, uneven skintone, dry skin, sensitive skin and oily skin. If you have access to a Lush Store go out and buy it now or buy it here!
Whats your number one skin care product?

Saturday, March 22, 2014

PLACES I WANT TO TRAVEL


Wanderlust: a strong, irresistible desire to wander, travel and explore the world. Traveling is one of the greatest things to experience is your lifetime. You open your eyes to other parts of the world and their issues and it gives a different look at life and the world. It's so fun to wander and travel around a foreign place and discover those unknown treasures. 

I decided to put together a list of all the places I want to travel to in my lifetime. I would love to travel the whole world but that is expensive, these are just my top places. 

1. New York: I've wanted to travel to NY for as long as I can remember. It looks so magical and beautiful!
2. Australia: Its one of those places I feel like everyone should go to in their life. It looks so pretty and beautiful. The only things is that I am terrified of the bugs there!
3. Paris: I would kill to go to Paris and experience its beauty. Its the city of love! I am definitely going her before I die!
4. Hawaii: The beaches just look so pretty! I would love to go her during the summertime and eat all the Hawaiian fruit!
5. Thailand: I've seen pictures of Thailand and it looks like the most amazing place ever! The beaches, the views, the weather, it all looks amazing. 
6. Bora Bora: This is the same reasons has Thailand. It just looks amazing!
7. Caribbean: Same with this place. Its beachy, tropical and beautiful!
8. Spain: I've wanted to go her ever since The Cheetah Girls. It looks so historic and pretty!
9. Brazil: I feel this will be a really fun place to be. With all the festivals and hot weather I would love to go here!
10. London: I just really want to go here. I wanted to go here ever since watching british youtubers! They make it look so amazing!

Those are all the places I want to travel before I die. I really hope I get to experience all these places.

Where do you want to travel? 

Monday, March 17, 2014

SHARE THE LOVE- THE SMALL THINGS BLOG


Its been a while since my last SHARE THE LOVE so I might as well bring it back with a blog I have been loving for a while now. KATE from THE SMALL THINGS BLOG runs a beauty, fashion, lifestyle and personal blog with a main focus of hair.

I love how simple and classic her layout is. Its neat, organized and easy to navigate. Her blog title was also the inspiration for my new name. I just loved how versatile the name was.

Her writing is like you're talking to her face to face. She doesn't make things too complicated and explains things with ease especially with her hair tutorials. (Most are made in video form)

Some of my favorite hair tutorials:
The Mid Knot 
Messy Bun w/ Braid
A Little Bow
Lightly Curled Hair

I always find myself reading every single one of her posts and loving it. I also appreciate the personal aspects about her blog like about her pregnancy and her life. She also has an amazing mini-series about starting a blog: first post, second post, third post.

I really recommend checking out her blog if you haven't already!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

2014 BLOGGER CHALLENGE- THE FOOD TAG!

Its the 6th topic in the 2014 Blogger Challenge and I was really stumped on what to write about! I was going to do a recipe but I just don't have time to do that, then I was going to do a health post about sugar but that would be a bummer so I decided on, THE FOOD TAG. I found this on OLIVIAS CASTASTROPHE and thought it would be a nice simple post. I eliminated some questions that asked about stuff I have never tried. If you are a lover of food, feel free to do this tag and link it!



1. French fries or potato chips? potato chips                          11. Ravioli or lasagna? Ravioli!

2. Fried or scrambled eggs? Neither, I am not an egg person      12. Dominos or Pizza Hut? Dominos!

3. Caramel or Vanilla? Both! I can't choose!    13. Toast or French toast? Toast! But with w/ cinnamon sugar!

4. Fruit or vegetables? Fruit for sure!    14. Sponge Cake or Chocolate Cake? Sponge! I hate chocolate cake!

5. Chinese or Indian? Indian! So Good!                                      15. M&M’s or Skittles? Skittles!

6. Still or sparkling water? Sparking definitely            16. Peanut Butter or Nutella? Neither. Both are horrible!

7. Taco or Burrito? Tacos!                                                         17. White or Dark chocolate? White!

8. Chicken wings or legs? wings, I guess                                18. White or Brown bread? Brown!

9. Hot Chocolate or chocolate? chocolate!                            19. McDonald’s or KFC? I don't eat fast food :/

10.  Cream soda or Fanta? Cream Soda was my sh*t!          20. Milkshake or smoothie? smoothies for sure!

21. Blackberries or blueberries? blueberries! Blackberries taste bitter to me!

22. Salted or sweet popcorn? Sweet! Kettle Corn <3

23.  Lemons or lime? lemons are amazing!

24. Spinach or brussel sprouts? brussel sprouts for sure!

25. Ketchup or mayonnaise? I don't really care for either but ketchup!

26. Eggs or bacon? Eggs, but I don't really eat it. Bacons disgusting though!

27. Doughnuts with icing or jam in the middle? icing! mmm.... so good

28. Pancakes or waffles? pancakes! w/ whip cream and berries!

29. Coffee or Tea? Tea. Not a coffee person!

30. Orange juice or apple juice? Orange! Unless its 100% apple juice

31. Salt or pepper? I can't choose!

Those are all the questions in the food tag! It was actually really fun to go through and write about food, my favorite thing ever. I really encourage all my fellow foodies out there to do this tag. Thats all for today my loves, until tomorrow!
































Saturday, March 15, 2014

2 MONTH SPENDING BAN

Starting April 1st I will begin my spending ban for 2 months. I have been spending way too much money lately so I really need to cut back on spending. I am trying to save money for summer break so I can do all the stuff I want to do.

I may or may not do bi-weekly updates, it all depends on how I am feeling. I am obviously still going to have buy necessities that I run out of but if I run out of my powder I won't buy it again. I'll have to wait and use something else.

This is going to be a huge struggle for me. I always want to go buy new makeup to try out when I'm bored...oh dear, I have a problem. 

At the end of this treacherous journey I am going to go to Sephora and buy a bunch of stuff! I may possibly have haul? Just remember that I will not have has many reviews up within these 2 months. Who else is going to join in on this?

Wish me luck!

Friday, March 14, 2014

SPRING CLEANING

             Out with old, in with the new. That's my motto for this spring season. As the spring rolls in people start reorganizing and decluttering. I know I'm one of them, I have so much stuff that has absolutely no use in my life that could be well cherished somewhere else. Some people have no idea where to start with organizing a big mess so that's where I come in. I am going to share a few tips and tricks I have when it comes to spring cleaning.

EXTRA TIPS:
-Always start with the most organized part of the room/house. Cleaning will seem less intimidating.
-If you feel overwhelmed by taking EVERYTHING out, take it out by sections!
-If you are going through your clothes don't make a throw out pile. Always donate clothes unless its completely ruined ex/ stains, paint, huge rips, holes
-You don't have to bag up the keep pile unless you want to put it in storage.

                        

EXTRA TIPS:
-You can use warm water and vinegar as a natural option for cleaning surfaces.
-If you have pets make you get a carpet cleaner for pet hair.
-Make sure you REALLY deep clean the bathroom!

Thats it for my spring cleaning tips/to-do list. I hope this helps some of you tackle your week of house cleaning. I know for I get bored and tired very quickly and end up getting distracted after an hour so I would recommend taking a 5min break every half hour or 10 minute break every hour. Get excited for spring by cleaning! 

Will you be spring cleaning this year?

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

FAVORITE SPRING LIP





 I can't believe spring is only a few days away! Where I am in the world the sun is starting to shine and the temperatures are rising. I have been having an itch lately to wear bright clothes, break out the spring lippies and wear fresh-faced makeup. I was looking through my lip collection to find all my spring lip products and came across the Rimmel Apocalips in Nova.

I bought this in the summer last year around the time it came out but never wore it! I put it on and instantly fell in love with its beauty. Its a beautiful cool tone pink color. I like to think of it as a toned down barbie pink because it makes me feel sassy. In the pictures it kind of looks nude-ish but in reality its a very pink color.

I'm sure you all know about the Rimmel Apocalips and how they work but I'll just give you a quick run over of them. Basically they are a lip stick, lip gloss mix or a lip lacquer. They have amazing pigmentation and extreme gloss.

They smell like a rancid flower, not very pleasant. It goes away once its on though so no worrys :)

Nova is the perfect transition color, it's not neon, bam! summer color but its a light baby pink spring color. I really recommend you check this color out if you're in the market for a new spring lippie, just in time for spring break too!

I couldn't get a good lip color swatch that captured the true color so check out this blog post for a swatch + for the other colors in the line- http://myfunnyvalentineblog.com 

Whats your top spring lip color? Have you tried this lippie?


Tuesday, March 04, 2014

5 THINGS THAT MAKE ME HAPPY #1

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       Everyone love being happy, whether you're 5 or 85. Happiness is the best feeling in the world and can lead to thousands of other opportunities. 

There are tons of things in this world that makes me happy so I decided to add positivity to my blog by talking about 5 things that make me happy :)

1. Laughing is the best feeling in the world. Just laughing so hard you can't breath. It makes people closer and just boosts your mood. I try to laugh at once a day even if it seems like the worst day EVER!

2. Shopping, this may seem superficial or materialistic but it truly makes me happy! I love the feeling of wearing new clothes and just looking at them. Its just so relaxing. Who's with me?

3. Beautiful Views are the most wonderful thing in the world. They make you think about life and just makes me appreciate the our world and its beauty more. Sometimes you get so caught up in the hustle and bustle of city life that you forget to stop and take in the beauty of the world. I am instantly happy when looking at a beautiful view. 

4. Concerts are just so fun and mood boosting. They get you pumped up and excited. It just is so amazing when watching a person you love perform live right in front of your eyes. You become a bigger fan of them! I love concerts!

5. Sunny Days, who doesn't love sunny weather. Stormy weather just makes you down and out but sun is energizing and amazing. It just makes me want to get out and run! This is huge for me.(trust me, I am NOT a runner)

Monday, March 03, 2014

CHANGING MY BLOG NAME!

Hey there everyone! I know this may come as a bit of a shock but I am changing my blog name to Lifes Little Things! 

I didn't want to restrict my blog to only anything about beauty or fashion and I felt Head 2 Toe Vogue did that. Vogue magazine is mostly about fashion and beauty. Lifes Little Things is going to be about anything in my life that I love. Big or small.

If I find a new lipstick I love, I'll share. A new recipe? It'll go on the blog. Anything in my life! It will put less pressure on trying to put up a new beauty post or fashion or even lifestyle. I can put up whatever I feel like at the moment.

The new name can grow with me and can conform to any topic I can think of. I hope you beauties can accept the change. I love my new name and am excited about it. The name may be changed within the next few hours, depending on when your reading this. 

-Sophie xx

Sunday, March 02, 2014

2014 BLOGGER CHALLENGE- SPRING NAIL POLISH


Sorry for the lack of posts and lack of quality in this picture. Its been absolute crap weather lately so I have no chance for good lighting. I also have writers block AGAIN so I have no idea what to write. Hope you all understand! Now into the post...

With spring only a mere few days away people are putting away their dark nail polishes and whipping out their pastels and neons. I have a few nail polishes that are always the first to go on my nails as soon as spring is right around the corner.

Essies Navigate Her is a gorgeous pistachio green. It is my one and only pistachio color and the only one I've ever seen. Zoya is one of my favorite nail polish brands and Zoyas Blu is the definition of a pastel blue. Revlons Lilly is a light lilac color. This is one of my oldest favorites. I'm not sure if this is still available but any pale purple would work. Sally Hansen Coral Reef is a bright-ish coral color. Its the most gorgeous color ever and I would wear it everyday if I could!

Those are all my must-have spring nail colors. What are your go to spring nail polishes?


Tuesday, February 25, 2014

SPRING WISHLIST

     Spring is creeping in on us with only 24 days left till the flowers are blooming and the dresses come out. I am super excited for spring for the pastel colors, the spring dresses, sunshine and vacations! I decided to put together a list of things I want to buy for the spring season.

Zoya Swatches | Buy Zoya Triangl Swimwear / F21-Couldn't Find Link / Nars Concealer / NYX Lip Cream / Jada Dress / BBW / Any Kimono

Whats on your spring wishlist?

Friday, February 21, 2014

BLOGGING TIPS: TIME MANAGEMENT


         Time management is something every blogger struggles with whether they post everyday or once a week. Life just gets in the way sometimes. I really struggle with time management when it comes to blogging so I decided to share with you some of my tips for staying on top of your blog.

1. Schedule Posts
  This feature on Blogger is the most amazing thing ever (I'm not sure if they have something similar on Wordpress) It lets you write up a whole blog post then set an exact date and time you want it to go up. It is a huge save timer. All you have to do is write up a post, go to the right side and click schedule, choose the date and time you want then press PUBLISH. If you've never used it, really do!

2. Set Blogging Days
   Choose a day of the week when you have nothing to do and just sit down and write, write until you can't write any longer. This saves a ton of time throughout the week because you don't have to try and fit it in between school, work, homework or extra-curriculars. You can write all your posts for the week and schedule them to upload or go in and do it manually. A lot of popular bloggers do this from what I've seen.

3. Plan Out Posts
  Go out and buy a journal or simply grab a piece of paper. Write down some post ideas you have then write them in on the dates you want to put them up. This will remind you to get started on a post a few days before if you look at it daily. This will avoid the panic of trying to think of what to write and taking and editing pictures.

4. Choose a Posting Schedule Fit to your Life
  Some people try to post everyday because they think thats what people want but they end up without time and putting up not so great posts. If you know that you only have one free day a week to write then only post once a week. If you have time for twice a week then write twice. Set a schedule based on your life situation. This is give you lots of time to write posts well.

5. Don't Procrastinate
  If you procrastinate and leave writing, editing and picture taking all to one day then it will stress you out and not give you enough time to write a quality post. Manage and prioritize your time so you don't keep putting of blogging because you don't have any time to.

6. Get Guest Posts
  This is a really great thing to start doing if you find yourself without time or inspiration. You can go on twitter or in a post and ask for people willing to guest post. You write up all their posts and draft them until you are ready to use them or just keep the people on a list and when you need one email them. But remember to tell them that it won't be going up right away. If you know someone that can write up a post fast then you can even ask them for a post in the next few hours.

7. Draft Posts
  My last tip is similar to the previous one. If you want all content on your blog to be strictly yours then just write up a bunch of general post, not related to any certain holiday or event, then draft them all. If you are stuck for time or inspiration then grab one of those and post it. Drafting it is different then scheduling because when you schedule you know the exact date you want it up but drafting can be used anytime.

Whew. That was a very long and wordy post but I hope you enjoyed and got some pointers. I am going to be doing some more posts like as part of a mini series on a multiple of blogging topics. That's it for today. Bye everyone!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

FEBRUARY IPSY BAG








So I have had an Ipsy subscription for quite some time now but I've never posted about it. I loved this months bag so I thought well why not post it. I always just felt it was so repetitive so I was never inclined to write about it. 

I received 5 products and am in love with every single one of them. I haven't given them a proper use as I just received it in the past few days so this is more of an overview but if you'd like a full review on any of these products.

Overall I am very happy with this bag. Are you happy with your bag this month? Sorry this is a very picture heavy post but I don't have anything to write about the bag.

Get your own subscription here

That's it for today my loves! Until Friday, Mwah!


Sunday, February 16, 2014

2014BLOGGERCHALLENGE- FAVORITE HIGH END PRODUCT





Welcome to the fourth installment of the 2014 Blogger Challenge. This week is all about high-end vs low-end but since the topic is open-ended I decided to do a post on my favorite high-end product.

I got the Naked Basics Palette about 6 months ago and I am in LOVE with it! It has the perfect an everyday school day, work day or just running some errands. All the shadows except Venus are matte which is one reason why I love this palette so much. When I bought this I was looking for some matte shadows and this was just what I needed. So if you are in the market for some mattes go for this!

All the shadows are amazingly pigmented even the pale colors which is rare to find. The are buttery, smooth and easy to blend. If all Urban Decay eye shadows are like this then I am definitely going to be buying some more in the future. And with primer they last all day and crease free.

Venus is a white shimmer color perfect for an inner corner high light, Foxy is a yellow toned brow highlight, Walk of Shame is a slight pink all over lid color, Naked 2 is a pale brown perfect for a subtle crease color, Faint is a deep brown color amazing for a harsher crease or outer corner and Crave is just a dark black which can be used for anything.

That's all for today my loves, I hope you enjoyed this small review. If you are in the 2014 Blogger Challenge then leave your post link below, thanks!

Buy this palette here

Have you tried Naked Basics? Do you want to?

**UD is cruelty free**


Wednesday, February 12, 2014

EM LASH GALLERY MASCARA REVIEW


If you've been following along with the beauty community at all for the past few months, whether it be through blogs or youtube, you would know about Michelle Phans new makeup line EM. I know for me I never ordered anything because it was too expensive for my budget and they didn't have international shipping. So when I received this full size in an Ipsy bag quite a few months ago I was beyond ecstatic. I tried it out a right away and for a while so I could get a good review on it. I had low expectations because her line didn't get very good reviews but I was pleasantly surprised. 

Note: They have recently lowered their prices slightly and got inter. shipping!



Packaging: The packaging really isn't all that special, plain white with silver accents and a small symbol. It is nice but don't something to go raving about to everyone.
Rating: 3

Brush: Its a bristle brush NOT plastic. It is sort of pinched in at both ends then flares out in the middle which gives more product on center of the eye. The top collects product so it can make a huge mess if you accidentally get to close to your inner corner. The brush also has a curve to it making it good for curling.
Rating: 4

Formula: The formula is very wet  making it a messy application process if you aren't careful. It's not a put on and go type its more of a sit down and take your sweet time type. The mascara can be very natural but it can also be very dramatic, its all about the coats. It gives decent length but pretty good volume. I wouldn't say its dramatic volume but its close. The biggest thing for me is that it doesn't flake or smudge throughout the day yet its easy to take off. It is also low on the clump meter, again depending on coats.
Rating: 4

Final Thoughts: Overall I would recommend this mascara to anyone. Especially if you have more time in the morning for that true dramatic look but if you just want a little definition then you won't need a ton of time. Its flake free, easy to remove, little clumps and voluminous.
Overall Rating: 3-4 (more on the 4 side)

Thanks for reading my loves. Hope you got some insight into whether or not you will be purchasing this EM Mascara, buy here. Until next time my loves!


Saturday, February 08, 2014

DEAR DIARY #3

             Well it certainly has been awhile since my last Dear Diary post, I have idea block so I decided to just write from my heart. Today's' topic is a little controversial in the blogging community but I have a strong feeling towards it so I figured I would just go for it. I am going to be talking about SPONSORED POSTS! My thoughts, feelings and ideas toward them.

          A lot of people say they don't mind when people do sponsored posts as long as they are honest but for me I feel weird reading one and trusting it. It's not that I don't like them and I understand why people do them, heck, I want to have the opportunity to do one. I just noticed that peoples tone of writing changes. If I  read a non-sponsored fully positive review and I am instantly hooked but as soon as its sponsored I can tell and its not good. They just flat out write like an ad you would see on t.v or the companies website.

        I am not going to mention any names because it would be quite rude but I have noticed that happening in some of my favorite blogs. I just recently read a post by a fellow blogger which was sponsored and was pleasantly surprised in the way she handled the sponsorship. She sounded honest and it was like reading any of her other posts. But I also read another post by someone else and their whole writing style, tone and voice changed. They were just stating facts like they copied and pasted from the company website, they didn't say one negative thing about it not even a tiny thing. Its kind of hard to explain exactly what I mean but I can just tell.

Sometimes sponsored posts are done tastefully, honestly and they still stay true to themselves but other times they are over the top, dishonest, different then who they really are as a blogger and way to excited. Some of you may be getting angry saying who are you to judge, you don't what you're talking about, you are just jealous and what if they actually just love everything about the product. But this is just my opinion and I will never be able to fully explain what I mean.

What are your thoughts on sponsored posts? Let me know in the comments below!


***Disclaimer: I am not in anyway saying I will never do a sponsored post but that I will be 100% honest and write everything from my mind. I am not trying to bash anyone but just stating some things I have noticed that I am not a fan of. Everyone has their own way of doing things so if you write like this then go right ahead. Do You.***








Tuesday, February 04, 2014

2014 BLOGGER CHALLENGE- BOOK WISHLIST

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We are now officially a month into the 2014 Blogger Challenge and I am going strong. Every topic so far has been interesting (well at least to me...) This week is something I've never done before but I like it. Its all about books! I was going to show my favorite book but I just haven't found a book that I think is worth sharing so I have decided to compile all the books new or old that I have an interest in buying.


The Fault in Our Stars: "Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel's story is about to be completely rewritten." (Chapters.com)

I've heard so man great things about this book, that I am really intrigued to read it. I am determined to read it before the movie comes out!

Where Beauty Lies: "Step behind the velvet ropes of Fashion Week and enter an exclusive world of opulent parties, hot guys, designer style…and new lies"(Chapters.com)

This book is written by youtubers/bloggers Elle and Blair Fowler. I have loved them for about 3 or 4 years so I am beyond supportive of everything they do. I read the first one so I am excited to read the 2nd installment.

Hunger Games Series: No description because I'm sure everyone knows what they're about. Believe it or not I have never read the Hunger Games. Before I watch the 2nd and 3rd movie I want to read the books. They are supposed to be 10x better than the movies!

Alexa Chungs "IT": "The darling of the fashion world and co-host of the music TV show Fuse News shares her inspirations, musings, and her own very personal and eclectic style"(Chapters.com)

I'm not necessarily an Alexa Chung fan but I've heard great things about the book so I've decided to take a looksie!

Lauren Conrad Books: I'm not really sure what they're about but a lot of my friends and onliners have raved about them. They look really girly and fun so it will be a light read!

Perks of Being A Wallflower: "The Perks of Being a Wallflower is a story about what it's like to travel that strange course through the uncharted territory of high school. The world of first dates, family dramas, and new friends"(Chapters.com)

I still haven't seen the movie but I am waiting till I have read the book. It seems like a relatable book so I am interested in reading it. 

Divergent Series: "In Beatrice Prior''s dystopian Chicago world, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue-Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent)."(Chapters.com)

This is also another well loved series that has received a lot of hype. The story line seems really interesting and different!

Those are all the books I am looking into for the next couple months. I am determined to finish them by the end of Summertime! Lots of Love, 

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