Friday, 22 August 2014

You're gonna hear me ROAR - Nails of the week!


I’m sure many of you reading this are more than likely Katy Perry fans if you got the title, we all have to have a bit of Perry in our lives aren’t I right? I’m starting a new series or shall I say schedule, but I am going to dedicate a whole post on Tuesday to what will be happening on this blog! (not much just me getting my butt organized).

Fridays are now ‘What was I wearing on my nails this week’ posts, what a mouth full. This week I was lucky enough to receive these beautiful big cat nail stickers from Ivy. A lovely seller, who is based on etsy.com and sells super cheap but cute nail stickers, who says fashion, is just what you wear on your body? Nail stickers are becoming such a huge thing in the beauty and fashion market now, which I am over the moon over!

I have always had a space in my heart for nail stickers; they are so quick, effortless and so damn effective! The amount of people who have credited me on my nail art skills when really, its just a sticker… keep that between me and you!

Ivy’s nail stickers are no different. So effortless and there is no need to be waiting around for your nails to dry. You just instantly have this amazing design on your nails, you couldn’t ask for much more! I’ve had mine on for just over a week now and they still look top notch.

Best of all? Ivy’s nail stickers are £1.38 each! If you go in Boots they are like nearly a tenner… I have left her etsy shop link just under the last picture so go over and check them out; there are plenty of different designs!

What nail polish, design or nail tool have you been loving this week? I’d love to know and don’t forget to link me your blog and Bloglovin links so I can follow some new blogs!

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Thursday, 21 August 2014

Duty free haul and Tenerife HAUL!


As you may know I went to Tenerife not to long ago and I may have spent a couple of penny's at the airport. As hauls have proven to be so popular and you guys love them so much I thought I would pop this one up on my channel!
Subscribe so you never miss a video or a haul, theres a lot of them....
I hope you enjoy! Leave any comments of future videos you would like to see!

GIVEAWAY - http://www.vavaviolet.com/2014/08/ooh-deer-room-decor-giveaway.html












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Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Bambi's got my back, well my phones anyway...

There is just something about having a cute phone case that makes life so much better. Whether it is when you’re taking a selfie in the mirror or put your phone down and the cuteness stares back up at you. Nutcase sent me this beautiful Bambi phone case, which is one of my favourite Disney characters! Nutcase phone cases are excellent quality, I will admit I have dropped my phone a hundred times since I have had this phone case on and it has remained in excellent condition, my phone and the case.
Nutcase is amazing because all you have to do is choose your own picture and upload it to the website and they do all the rest for you!

My collection of phone cases is growing and it saddens me that I am updating my contract soon. Do you have any good phone case websites? I’d love to check them out!

ALSO guys for literally ages my comment section was not working and finally being the dumb arse I am I figured out why! So if you have the time can you leave a comment so I can see if it is now working for everyone, it would be super helpful. Just comment blog posts or youtube videos you would like to see from me, I am also thinking about setting days for different type of posts to help me get organised! For example Fridays are now 'Nails of the week'. Would you guys like that?
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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Oh Lorde, you've done it again!


Pure Heroine, I really want to know who comes up with these wacky lipstick names, literally my dream job. Pure Heroine in my opinion is the perfect purple shade, on the lips it comes out lighter than in the packaging which I prefer as I find it easier to wear that way. In my head I have so many ways I want to wear this and style it, I will share a few in an upcoming post.
The finish is amplified and the pigment is to die for, one swipe across the lips and your lipstick is done and dusted! It lasts well through out the day, I had to have a little touch up now and again but with such a vibrant colour it is needed to keep the pigment. What I love about the finish is it doesn’t dry out your lips what so ever!

I’d love to know your opinions on this vibrant shade, let me know in the comments!

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Monday, 18 August 2014

OOH DEER ROOM DECOR GIVEAWAY!


a Rafflecopter giveaway



So guys, I know Mondays suck but this Monday I've got something to brighten up your day and bedroom!
I have teamed up with ohhdeer.com (all links at the bottom of the post, check them out after you have entered if you love room decor, stationary and all things quirky) to bring you this amazing GIVEAWAY which will mean one of you lucky buggers will win this amazing cushion! Just how cute is this tiger? Lets take a minute to appreciate! 

This cushion was designed by the amazing illustrator Jamie Mitchell and is worth £34.95 on ohhdeer. 

I'm so jealous of whoever wins this, I just think it will look amazing on a bed, desk chair, sofa. The ideas for this cushion are endless!

I'm sorry to say this giveaway is for UK entries only! You can be any age to enter BUT you most be following my blog on Bloglovin (clickable link here) and subscribe to me on YouTube (again clickable link here). 

THEY ARE THE ONLY RULES WOO!

So have fun, there is loads of other ways you can enter too! By simply following me on Twitter and many more.

I will be checking all entries to make sure no one is cheating and lying about whether they have followed or not, I also have the team from Rafflecopter helping me with this so it remains fair and the winner is truly deserved!

OHH DEER will be sending the winner the cushion the day it is announced, so don't worry! You will not be charged for delivery of course!

GOOD LUCK GUYS!

Do you love this design? Check out ohhdeer!
Official website - http://ohhdeer.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/ilikeohhdeer
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Pinterest - http://www.pinterest.com/ohhhhdeer/
Youtube - https://www.youtube.com/user/ohhdeertv
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Sunday, 17 August 2014

Tramp to Lady

Now I'm not an arrogant person, but I know you're all loving my nails right now ladies! And if I am being honest my nails just are not doing them any justice. I really wish I’d grown my nails longer before putting them on, as I had to chop loads of the image off.

Tears aside, I get that little gleam of happiness every time I look down at my nails because they just look so cute! Don’t you just love that, when you look down and feel all neat and tidy with freshly painted nails? When you purposely put your hands on your face so people notice them? Or maybe that’s just me…

I got these Lady and the Tramp ones of Etsy ages ago (that’s a lie Zack brought me them for Christmas in my stocking). And I only found them in my nail draw the other day and put them on immediately. They have lasted pretty well, I have had them on now for 5 days and they are only just chipping. Which for nail stickers that you put on with water is pretty good right?

I think these would be prefect for a little girl, party bags, going to Disney world. Which I’m not any or doing any of those but…

I’m hoping to start a nail series and do one ‘nail’ post a week, it will most likely be on Fridays! This means two things, more blog posts and I have something to motivate me to keep on top of my nails. 


If you have any suggestions to do with nail posts you would like to see let me know in the comments!
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Friday, 8 August 2014

Shark Tale


I am always scrolling through Instagram, Twitter, Google on the hunt for new unique online brands. I love the excitement of finding a real quirky shop and placing an order. So today I am sharing a new favourite with you guys, Blacktied. Blacktied is an online jewellery store, selling unique and quirky pieces that I'm sure you will love!

I was lucky enough to be contacted by Laura the owner and sent this beautiful shark tooth pendant. She was oh so lovely (and has even given you guys a little present). I customised the chain to a 20 inch as I didn't want it to be too long, you can pretty much customise to any size you want which is really cool!

There was so much to choose from but I have always wanted a good quality shark tooth, so finally my hunt for that is over and I can tick it off my wish list!

Now, that little present I was telling you about... Laura was ever so kind and has given all my readers 15% off your orders! The code is VAVA15 which you can use near the end of your transaction. It is valid until the 9th of September, so you have plenty of time to save up and shop!

Even though this post is sponsored all opinions are still my own, including my own photos and words.
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Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Sun, sex and.. kidding but there is penguins!

Well lets kick of this chatty, rambly post by me declaring how sorry I am for not blogging because I was... well I want to say doing something productive like writing a book, doing charity work or something real impressive like starting my own business. 
To me I did something much better, I went abroad for the first time and it was my best adventure yet!

I went with my boyfriend Zack and his lovely family, who I am so thankful for the holiday and honestly will never be able to show how thankful I am for it!

Now I know before I make you all sob with my fault in our stars style speech, I'll let the photos speak for me.
I forgot to mention but we went to Tenerife, I didn't take 100's of photos because I honestly was just having a big break from blogging. We went to this amazing zoo called Loro Park, if you're going to Tenerife go to it! Or if not just stay at home, because you're wasting your time otherwise. Can you tell I'm a massive animal lover guys?

These photos were from the killer whale show which, I'm still lost for words. It was so beautiful and entertaining.
Meet my friend Elvis, I don't know why but his little attitude just reminded me of Elvis. He was so confident, just waddling by the glass, eyeing up everyone. I had 42 pictures of him..
I wore my lion dress from ASOS because ya know, fitting or what for the occasion? For lunch at the zoo I had the nicest brownie I have ever put in between my lips! and Zack had a pizza, which of course he ate too quickly before I could sample a bite.
We went for 10 days and in the last week we went to star gaze at the top of the mountains in Tenerife, it was so beautiful but because of light affecting the stars we couldn't use any form of light. So cameras were not allowed, but it was so magical and so romantic. You know when you get all girly and think the girlest thoughts about something? Well ladies, best place in the world to get proposed to. I can promise you that!
and if you do go to Tenerife ever in your life time, go! and even if its in 50 years email me at sophblackman@hotmail.com so we can discuss how beautiful the milky way is!
At the restaurant before we went star gazing we all fell in love with the guard dog. So once again I ended up with over 50 pictures of a dog... well. So I thought I'd share this one of Dug (as I have decided to call him, comment in the comments if you know where thats from) and Zacks beautiful mum! 
We stayed in the nicest villa, which really reminded me of something from Made In Chelsea! Me and Zack spent most of our time in the pool, so I had to get some pictures to remember all the amazing memories that were created here!
I can't stop myself, animals are just too cute not to make friends with. This little lady is Oreo, she also happens to love chicken and stalking restaurants. If it was legal to bring animals back to the UK she would be chilling with Roxie and Honey right now!
I hope you enjoyed this little lifestyle/holiday post, please let me know in the commentsif you have been, lived or are going to Tenerife! I'd love to know and chat about it! 
After a break from blogging my brain is now crammed with inspirational so you can expect to see a lot of me from now on!

I also just uploaded The Disney Tag up onto my youtube channel so check that out if you love Disney or have nothing better to do! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPJ_YlZkQ2w

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