Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Happy Halloween 2012!


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It is that most spookiest of times once again and in true ghoulish style, Baby Glitter and I have had our own mini celebration.

As you can imagine, Halloween with a toddler is exactly bone chilling, it's more "Oohhhh let's put glitter on pumpkins and drink orange juice from jam jars!", but that suits me just fine. I'm never one for scares and jumps!


This year, I avoided traditional pumpkin carving and opted for a much less messy affair. I like to make life easy and so dotted nail polish on the big one, stuck gems on the medium one and poured glitter over the tiddler. If you haven't already seen in, I made THIS how to video for the glitter topped pumpkin- might be worth checking out for next year!

Or, you can watch it below:


I know us British folk don't go too gaga for Halloween but it is something we enjoy in our home and I plan to involve Baby Glitter in it every year. I think it brings a lot of merriment and whimsy and Autumn just isn't the same without it.

Do you do anything for Halloween? I'd love to hear your household traditions!

Toodlepip!

xx

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Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Giveaway Winners


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Well slap my wrist and call me 'slowcoach'. Yes, I'm a little late in announcing the winners of my last 2 YouTube giveaways, these things take time sometimes.

I hope you can forgive me?

Without further ado, here are the winners:

The Samsung Camera Giveaway :


Well done Fleur!! To claim your prize, please email me on louise.pentland@hotmail.co.uk with the subject, 'I'm The Camera Winner!!'. To prove you are you (I've been swizzed before), please could you take a picture of yourself holding a piece of paper that says, "I'm Fleur King and I won the camera". I have seen your video so will know it's you then. Clever clever!!

Also, if you are following the other side of the Samsung Giveaway (about David Bailey), then there is more information about the next step of the process, HERE


The GlossyBox 3 Month Subscription Giveaway :


@staceysmum84

 Stacey if you could DM me your email and address from that Twitter account, I will pass your details onto the Glossy Team and have that arranged for you! Well done indeed!!

I really must apologise for taking so long to announce winners, it's terribly bad form and it won't happen again!

For those of you who live in America and other parts of the big wide world and were not able to enter these, I would love to hear what sort of things you would be interested to win and I will see what I can do for you! I feel awful that you have been left out two times in a row!

What's the best thing you have ever won in a giveaway?

Toodlepip!

xx


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Monday, 29 October 2012

Mummy Dreams


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

The more I look at Baby Glitter, the more I can see that soon she won't be her name. She will soon grow out of babyhood and be firmly placed in a new chapter of her life, toddlerhood. She is developing a sense of self, recognising behaviour and growing into a beautiful little girl.

Whilst there'll be a heartfelt pang when she is no longer a 'baby', I'm feeling so excited for the future and what this brings for my relationship with her, and thought I would share some of my hopeful highlights.



Mummy - Daughter Dreams


Sharing a slice of cake together at the lovely garden centre near our house and chatting.

Her being really pleased with how I did her hair that day.

Allowing her to paint my nails in a rainbow of colours.

Getting dressed up together for family parties.

Blowing up balloons for her birthday.

Seeing her face on Christmas mornings.

Taking her to meet Santa.

Explaining about the magic of the Tooth Fairy.

Reading books under thick blankets as the rain pounds on the window.

Lighting candles and torches in power cuts and telling stories.

Building dens with pegs and sheets.

Making crafty art for when Daddy comes home.

Decorating cakes with sweets and icing.

Delivering holiday treats to neighbours.

Singing our favourite songs in the car.

Writing letters in pink felt tips.

Drinking hot chocolate from matching mugs. 


What do you look forward to doing with your children?

Toodlepip!

xx

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Thursday, 25 October 2012

Gifts for Girls || Christmas Love


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Now, I don't want to panic you, but Christmas is only 60 days away and it might be time to start thinking about presents. 

For me, Christmas shopping is always quite stressful and I like to start as early as I can to avoid mid-aisle meltdowns and a completely ruined bank account. I find that by shopping in a timely manner (ie, not leaving everything til mid December) and using an array of sources, you can gift people with beautiful items and enjoy the whole experience. 

Over the next few weeks I'll be talking a lot about gift ideas, decor, memories and activities, but today, it's a gifty one. Hurrah!



I bought Love Listography from ebay for one of my girl chums after buying a copy for my Sister from a home outlet store and absolutely loving it. 

The book itself is printed on sturdy rounded edged paper with beautiful illustrations and each page has a title in which you are to write underneath. Seeing as the book is based around love, so are the lists- "Favourite Romantic Movies, Best Dates You've Been On, etc".

I adore doodling and jotting down notes, ideas and lists so this is the kind of thing that would totally appeal to me and I hope to the gal I am gifting it to too! 

At around the £12 mark, this is an inexpensive and easy present to give. Two more upsides- Mr Postman will deliver it to your door AND books are easy peasy to wrap! Hooray!

Have you read this book? Are you a list lover?

Toodlepip!

xx

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Monday, 22 October 2012

Autumn Bucket List || Marie BitsandClips


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I've mentioned her about six hundred and forty times in my YouTube videos, but I have a great friend called Marie. She lives in America with her Husband, Bambino and Mama and has a fantastic channel which you'd be a fool not to subscribe to. 

Recently, Marie set up a blog so that she can share more of her passions with you all, and as a fellow Autumn Lover, has set up a new feature that I couldn't wait to get involved in. All the rules of it are HERE, so if you would like to get involved, head on over and join in with the fun!

As part of Marie's feature, I have chosen 'MakeUp'. Surprise, surprise!



This is a still from a video that I filmed for my YouTube Channel as I was feeling particularly Autumnal that day. I wish, wish, wish I'd done some 'proper' FOTD shots but I'm still pleased with this. Woop.

I opted for rusty eye shadows (MAC Crystal Avalanche, Amber Lights and Antiqued), black liquid liner), a touch of bronzer and Revlon Stain Balm in Flame. I think the orange and copper is tres pumpkin-esque and is a look I find myself coming back to every October. Team all that with red nails and a cosy jumper and you're all set for brisk walks in crunchy leaves and cosy TV nights with the man in your life- what bliss.

I know it seems a little melodramatic to say that a splash of orange lipstick makes me feel differently, but I really do believe that when you look a certain way, it can go far towards making you feel a certain way.


Autumn my most favourite time of the year so I am loving incorporating it into Glitter World. If you would like to join in with this feature, or even just have a mooch round Marie's blog (you'll love it), then HERE'S the link again.

What's you're favourite part of fall? Let's get cosy in the comments!

Toodlepip!

xx

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Sunday, 21 October 2012

Amazing Advertisers || October


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

It's that time again. Time to talk about the lovely Sprinklerinos who are sharing their blogs with you this month as Amazing Advertisers. 

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Morgan Prather jewellery is a delight to behold. Beautifully delicate and very reasonably prices. I love the stamped owls for Autumn and think the personalised silver bracelets would make rather fabulous gifts, especially for birthdays (I always try a bit harder for birthdays than Christmas- is that just me?). This is definitely an etsy shop I'll be spending a lot more in and am sure you'll love it too.


Made Up of Little Things is my Ultimate Advertiser this month and I couldn't be more thrilled. Her blog is a total 'warm fuzzy'. Packed full of hauls, lifestyle posts and recipes, this site is perfect for the aspiring domestic goddess. The nosey side of me absolutely loves the weekly roundup style posts and I am really enjoying the cancer awareness features that are running this month. Lovely, lovely, lovely. Go and have a look!


Well, thanks to this blog, I now want to buy the new Love Goddess MAC lipstick from the Monroe Collection! Beautiful swatches, hauls, reviews and beauty chat in general, this is a great blog. I would call this little slice of the net a 'classic' beauty blog and I love the well thought out content and well lit photography.


Emily is a long time advertiser, first time medium packager- exciting! I really love the uniqueness of this blog. All the posts start with 'Emily hearts..' and then the product she is talking about/reviewing. Very clever. I love the wide variety of products featured, all from different price ranges too- yay for appealing to everyone's budget. With a great layout and easy to read posts, this is a great blog worth your time.


Stop reading this blurb right now. Just go and read this blog. Honestly, this blog is amazing. All the articles are SO interesting and easily ratable. I love the variety, I love the layout, I love the writing style, I love the lot. Also, I love that goats cheese toasties were chosen above PE. If you do one thing today, read this blog. That is all.


You know how some blogs are on your mental 'Daily Read's' list? Well Charlotte's is on mine. I haven't met her but through her blog I feel so connected to her (how creepy does that sound??) and like we would get on so well if we were 'real life friends'.  Her life sounds utterly charming and I have really enjoyed her blog questions post that she wrote last week. I love to know the behind the scenes of blogs. Do you?


Becky's blog is full to the cyber-brim of makeup, hair and body products, as well as events, reviews, giveaways and the promise of personal style posts. She is currently asking you if you have anything you'd like to ask for a new blog feature, so if you have any burning questions, get on over and ask! Woop woop!

So there you have it, the ladies (men are welcome too!) of the sidebar this month! Have you found any new favourites? 

If you would like to advertise on Sprinkle of Glitter, all the details can be found HERE. Prices are listed in US Dollars so be sure to use google to view the conversions- it'll be a lot less than you think!
Adverts run for 30 days and are securely handled by passionfruitads, as doing myself was getting tricky and I kept missing email requests! Ooopsie! Now it's all safe and accurate and I'm happy as a clam!

Toodlepip!

xx


Friday, 19 October 2012

Loves of Late || Autumn


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Happy Friday! I work from home so weekdays and weekends all merge together usually, but for some reason, today I feel like celebrating the on coming weekend. Go figure. 

I thought that since I'm in a happily reflective mood, it might be fun to talk about things that I have been loving of late, big and small. 


Loves of Late


heartBringing Baby Glitter back to Sprinkle of Glitter. If you follow my Facebook Page I talked about this a few days ago, but in a nutshell : she's going to be slowly brought back. In retrospect (and I've had 6 months of time to think about it, which is a third of her little life!), I took her off in a haze of rash panic. I had a disgusting comment that I wont repeat and panicked. For months it didn't sit right that I'd removed her and I came to realise that haters will always hate. They will do whatever they can to try and discourage you from doing what makes you happy, because they are so unhappy. It made me so happy to have my two babies (Sprinkle of Glitter is like a second bambino to me) be together and was a bit poopy writing a lifestyle blog without the biggest part of my life in it! So, little by little, she'll be back. To make me feel extra secure in my decision, Matt and I talked it through for a good couple of weeks and made a couple of lifestyle changes that have really put my mind at rest. I know there will be lots and lots of people who will be pleased to see her again, and some who think I should leave her off, but ultimately, she's my baba and it's up to me. So, yay for unbelievable cuteness again!!

Learning more about something I love. I recently completed a week long intensive makeup artistry course with Illamasqua (full review to come shortly) and thought it was brilliant. It was quite a challenge commuting into London every day and I missed Baby Glitter a lot (she had a fantastically spoilt week with her Grandparents), but I now feel full to the brim with beauty knowledge!

Feeling rich with friends. I have been making a concerted effort to text back! One of my (many) failings in life is that I read a text whilst doing something else and think, 'Oh that was nice, I'll text him/her back when I'm finished doing this' and then never do! It's awful! Friends become annoyed, I feel bad, etc etc. So, this last couple of weeks I have been like a hound dog on my phone and replied and conversed and arranged meets and trips and dinners and double dates and I feel great for it. Sometimes, because I work from home and care for the bambino all day, I feel a little isolated and forgotten. Being more proactive has really highlighted how lucky I am to have such a wide support network of love and fun and I feel truly blessed by it.

Going to bed earlier. Who would've thought it? I'm the ultimate night owl and always joke that my peak time is 11pm. This last 2 weeks I have been going to bed at the same time as Matt and have found myself rising a lot earlier too. I've been getting a lot more done around the house (thank goodness- it was beginning to get crazy!) and going to bed at the same time as my Husband has been lovely (minds out of gutters please ladies ;) , I mean we have a good opportunity to catch up on our days and discuss plans for the next). 

The little things. Yesterday I washed one of Baby Glitter's tutu's and as I hung it up to dry I thought how lucky I was to be able to have such pretty things laying around my home, for my little girl. Sometimes I hold her and send a million 'thank you's' up to the sky because she is the treasure of my life and I can't believe I have her. I love all the things that come with little girls - delicate clothes, dolls houses, bows in hair, sweet baby babble, the lot. It melts my heart on a daily basis. 

The downside of all these wonderful things is that my blog and YouTube channel have been somewhat neglected. Woopsie. As of November, Baby Glitter will be in nursery for 2 afternoons a week and with my Auntie for 2 mornings a week, so with any luck, those 2 full days for me will become writing and filming days and a healthy balance will be restored. The housework will just have to wait....

Oooooooh that was therapeutic typing all of that goodness out! If you would like to do a similar post on your blog, feel free to use the image and link it back here as it's credit. Do let everyone know in the comments if you have written one so we can come and see your happy things. If you don't have a blog, sharing feels great so why not just tell me in the comments what you have loved of late? Or, if you don't feel chipper about sharing here (we don't bite though, I promise), then why not make a personal facebook status or just tell a chum or colleague something good. You'll feel amazing for it!

Toodlepip!

xx

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Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Autumn Beauty Favourites


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Being the very luck girl I am, I have a vast beauty collection that I have built up over the months and years and like every other product obsessed gal, I find myself going through cycles of favourites. 

I usually make YouTube videos on this kind of thing but I thought it might make a change to do a blog post on it this time.



There are no hard and fast rules with what may or may not constitute as a favourite, these are just a few things that I have found myself reaching for time and time again over the last few weeks. 

Sparkly Hair Bow :: I bought this a few years ago from Accesorize and by some sort of wonder, haven't lost it yet! I like to add it to topknots to add a little fizz and jazz.

Essie Nail Polish in 'Dive Bar' :: A recent purchase from Boots. I love the deep jewel like tones of blue, purple and green in this. The varnish doesn't last as long as I'd like, probably about 3 days chip free and then what with it being a dark polish, it looks pretty messy and it's time for a new manicure. The colour swings it for me though. I'm a magpie at heart. 

Gucci II Perfume :: I treated myself to this when Baby Glitter was about four months old, whilst we were in Liverpool. It was a big splurge (I think about £60) so I use it pretty sparingly. That being said, I've been spritzing it a lot lately and relishing in the sophisticated fragrance. It makes me feel so grown up and together.

Revlon Lip Butter :: I threw this one in the mix to represent ALL the lip butters. I love them. I loved them when they first launched and I love them as much today. They are such an easy go-to product if you want a splash of colour and very low maintenance. There's no need for liners or lip brushes and they are uber nourishing. Perfect!

FashionistA Brow Kit :: This little beauty* has been taming my brows and making me very happy. It comes with quite a good little brush (I don't usually like the little applicators kits comes with, but this surpassed my expectations), tweezers, 3 powder colours and a setting wax. It also has a sizable mirror and sturdy black packaging. All in all, a total winner. The products are well pigmented and last a good amount of time. Happy brows. 

Liz Earle Healthy Glow Cream Blush :: I'm not usually one for blush products as I have naturally rosey cheeks and tend to try and fight the red, so it's unusual for me to have this type of product in a favourites. I have enjoyed applying this gently with my finger tips and have felt it has given me quite a youthful, fresh look. Ideal for tired Mummy's.

Primark Bling :: You can't beat a primarni bargain! I buy quite a lot of my accessories from there because they are cheap and cheerful and if I loose or break them, it's not a huge loss. 

I'm sure in a little while I'll have a whole new set of loves and of course, I will be sure to share them with you all.

What have you been loving this Autumn? If you have any links to reviews or hauls you have done or products you are lusting after, feel free to share them on my Facebook Page- it's a lovely community.

Toodlepip!

xx

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Friday, 12 October 2012

Displaying Instagram Photos


Aloha Sprinkerinos,

Remember a couple of months ago in July, I wrote a blog post about making a DIY Instagram Collage? In it I talked about my Instagram obsession and how I loved printing out my memories (I used a fabulous service called Printstagram).

Since then, my obsession with the little memory documenting app and printing service has only grown and I have been exploring new ways to display snippits of life throughout my home. 


Ways To Display Instagram Pictures


In Frames

This frame is from dotcomgiftshop and is the perfect fit for the 2x2's. I added the pink bow myself to cover the nail and to add some extra girlieness. Yes, I framed my baby and my beauty products. Is that normal? Haha I doubt it. I don't have too many pictures of Matt on my Instagram account because he's not one for being on camera. I shall have to coax him!

In 'Flick-Thru' Pots

I like to keep the little squares in cute trinket boxes/tins/pots etc in accessible places, so that when we feel in the mood, we can just have a flick through and be reminded of nice things or fun moments. It's also nice to have them when quests pop round as they can be good talking points or something for them to do whilst you make drinks. Just make sure you keep the cringey ones out of reach!

On Pegs

A while back I bought a little bag of mini pegs from eBay with another purpose in mind. That project didn't come to fruition, but when I had my photos delivered, I knew what I wanted to do. Simply bang 2 nails into your wall (or attach some sort of hook), tie a little bit of string/wool/ribbon and voila! An instagram washing line. I think because the prints and pegs are both mini, it looks really cute. Also, you can switch them up and swap them about til your heart's content as the pegs leave no marks. 

In Display Cases

I bought my display case from a home outlet store called 'Home Sense' for under £20 and it was by Cynthia Rowley. I've had a little look on ebay but didn't find you any, so you may have to do some google detective work if you would like one. I have used it to showcase newspaper articles I was in (a little vain I know but I'm proud of myself), trinkets, letters from afar, dried petals and of course, my instagram prints. It lives in our hall and is a great focal point and really draws attention to the things I love and feel passionately about.




I opted to have my photographs printed in 2 inch by 2 inch squares because I feel like it gives a quaint Polaroid touch to them and that floats my boat. I also like that you can slip them into purses and wallets to keep as momentos to make you smile at a glance.


If you're on instragram and are happy for other Sprinklerinos to follow you, feel free to leave you insta-name below. I'm 'Sprinkleofglitr'. It might be fun because we all have something in common and you might make new chums. Also, if you have any ideas for displaying printed instagram photographs, tell me! I'm hooked!!

Toodlepip!!

xx

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Saturday, 6 October 2012

Hair Feathers


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Not too long ago, I was talking to my hair dresser and saying that I fancied a change. Now don't get my wrong, I'm still in love with the ombre effect that Zoe put in for me last October. It's lasted really well, requires little effort to maintain and looks great straight or curly...even if I do say so myself haha.

Still, I fancied a little change, a little pep in my step.

Whilst telling my hair dresser all this, she suggested hair feathers. 



The three natural looking feathers were applied like hair extensions with a little tool and attachy-wrappy-thingy (official term there). I have had a little look round the interweb and you can buy them yourself with the tools to attach them, but I know that personally, I don't have the skills and finesse for this and would be a lot better off going to the salon!

The feathers last beautifully for about a week but after that they began looking really tatty and bedraggled. Not a good look. 



I was able to wash and style my hair with them in but brushing the area around them required a little more precision because brushes would struggle to glide past the attachy-wrappy-thingy. 

I think these are great fun for special occasions or when you just fancy something different. I really enjoyed these and was blushing all week with the amount of compliments I received- it was lovely!!

What do you think to hair feathers? Yay or nay?

Toodlepip!

xx

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Amazing Advertisers


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

At last! Today I am sharing the lovely ladies who advertised with me in September. I love this feature because it allows you to get to know the folk nestling in the side bar and enhances the cosy community vibe we have going on over here. 

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As I mentioned in THIS post, life is getting busier and busier and I'm struggling to fit everything in. I have decided that with the exception of the 2 ladies who prepaid way back weeks ago, there will be a new system.

The new system is like a shop. You can buy advertising place SO much more securely (much better than us throwing money details back and forth in emails), so much more quickly (again, back and forthy emails) and this makes me really happy. You will note that prices are stated in US dollars and this is because the company (tres popular amongst bloggers) that does it all are American and they have the different moneys. Please do make use of the free google converters because dollars looks a lot more than pounds! In some cases, I have actually lowered prices a tad because big dollar figures looked too frightening haha. 

Amazing Advertiser posts will now be fortnightly to ensure everyone is included (because you can buy any time with the new system and it will automatically remove your ad after 30 days). 

I have also LIMITED the spaces in each package. I may open a few more up as time goes on, and I know that demand is a lot higher than supply, but just whilst I am reorganising my life, I feel better able to handle less rather than more. This means that if you would like a slot, please book asap to avoid refusal. Sorry.

If you would like to book yourself a slot, click HERE or check out my Sponsor Tab up top. 

So, goodbye old system, hello new shiny system and to way the old era toodleloo, here are September's beautiful bloggers!



Yep, it's love. I just sat and read this blog for about 15 minutes mentally adding things to my Boots shopping list. As an avid beauty consumer and blog reader, it takes a lot to make me want something but with her mix of great descriptions, product/swatch/end result photographs, this blog is an absolute winner. Why it only has 135 followers I do not know. Can we get this into the 1000's please Sprinklerinos?


Megs, please stop being so fabulous, I feel like a total slacker!! If you love blogs for the photography, you're going to absolutely adore Wonderful You. With a healthy mixture of beauty, fashion and videos, this blog will keep you entertained and informed all week long. Like it's title, it really is wonderful.


Shelly's blog is BEAUTIFUL. I was so impressed by her post about favourite coral polishes because I really have never seen a beauty blogger photograph their products in sandy waves. Really, for me, that was above and beyond and made me click on that post instantly. I love the professional tone to this blog, it really does close the bridge between blog and magazine. I heartily recommend it to anyone who loves beauty and glossiness.


Brace yourselves. I'm about to get slushy. Thrifty (as I like to call her) is one of life's good'uns. We have been friends for mere months but it feels like a lifetime. Thrifty listens, cares, advices, laughs, solves and is a ray of sunshine in my day. Recently life has thrown a fair bit of crud at this lady, but she picks herself up, pops on some (bargainous) lipstick and carries on. In my eyes, Mrs Thrifty is a remarkable woman. On top of that, her blog's alright too. Haha.

Gaarrghhh!! You know those blogs that you just kind of loose yourself into? This is one of those. All of Rosie's posts are a mix of lifestyle, foodie, fun interwebs, humour and beauty, so a super eclectic variety. I really enjoy the writing style of this blog. I find it relatable and inspirational and look forward to every new post.



Charlotte is a fellow Harry Potter fan, and this makes me love her just a little bit more. This slice of the net is a fabulous lifestyle blog packed with funny anecdotes, good news, sad news, topical affairs, things going on in the world, purdy pets and you can clearly see that a whole heap of love goes into it. Charlotte is currently hosting a giveaway too, so if you like winning things, head on over!


If you like things that look girly and organised, then you'll like this blog. With everything from beauty reviews, videos and fantastic lifestyle ideas, this is a super blog to read. I have had the pleasure of meeting Jess at a conference (oh la la) and can confidently say she is a lovely, lovely lady. Also, she loves MAC eye shadows so she is definitely a good'un! Haha x


Laura has sparkly sleeves. Do I need to say more to entice you over? I don't think so but just in case- this is a blog of everything beauty, fashion and lifestyle. There is a varied mix of regular posts with great pictures and a lovely sense of warmth and humour. A warm fuzzy if you will. Also, did I mention, Laura has sparkly sleeves. Go look!


Whilst this beautiful blog is a beauty blog, it was Harriet's 'out of the ordinary' kind of post that really caught my eye this month. I found her opinions on topless women in newspapers so refreshing and fully back her in her support of the petition to take boobies out of The Sun (which I just won't get started on -JFT96YNWA-). I had never really thought of this kind of thing before and hearing it from a larger chested lady's point of view was really insightful. I strongly urge you to go and check out Harriet's blog, I know you'll love it. x


Becky's little slice of the net is what I would call a Classic Beauty Blog. It has the perfect mix of reviews, hauls, swatches, tags, giveaways and sales. This blog inspires me to write more beauty reviews and also makes me want to go shopping- what more could you want from a website talking about makeup? Not much I don't think.


So there are the lovely ladies of the left hand column. 

Have you found any new favourite blogs lurking there this month? What do you look for in a 'must read' site?

Toodlepip!

xx


Pin Me Happy | Interactive


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Do you ever have those days where all you can see in the world is the rubbish, negative and bad? I very rarely do because I try incredibly hard to keep my attitude positive, but a couple of times this last fortnight I've had little down moments. Nothing serious, just like we all do.

In those moments I turn to all the things that make me happy, like Baby Glitter, Matt, Downton Abbey, seeing and making new chums and if it's late at night....Pinterest! 

More often than not I will find a fabulous piece of typography that puts it all into perspective and really lifts me. After thinking about this for a little while, I thought it might be fun if I shared some of my favourites with you and if you have a blog and fancied doing the same, then you are more than welcome to- it's interactive.


Please feel free to use this picture (photographed and edited by moi) in your post to explain the game, but do link it back here as it's credit.

Some pins that have cheered my soul and soothed my sorrows are:

It's like me and Zoe!! x 


...I live in hope ;) 
 
  
 
// 
 
Love ~ @Megan DeFilippo 

.

Proud to be a fruit loop. Love, Sprinkleofglitter x


All of these images are from my Pinterest Boards and all of them uplift me a little. I really love the way positive affirmations can make such a huge difference in your attitude and then have such a weighty impact up your day. 

Naturally if you are going though something quite terrible, then these little happies might not be what you need, but if like me you just have a glum moment now and then and don't have several mint aeros in the house, then these do just the trick!

If you do decide to do this post on your blog, feel free to mention it in the comments so that we can all come check you out and find new fun typography art and also do please link back here so more people can find the game. Community at it's best :)

What do you do to boost your moods? Are you as keen on Pinterest as I am?

Toodlepip!

xx

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Lou's Reviews | Blush Me! Blush Box. Me Me Me


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

I have loved makeup for a very long time. I love they way you can tuck anyway any little blemishes and make you positive features shine out.

One of my (many haha) negatives is that I have incredibly rosey cheeks. Some people might like this, but I find myself trialing every product out there to conceal them. For many years I had stuck to a winning (in my opinion) mix of foundation, concealer, bronzer and highlighter and completely side stepped blush.

That was until my chum Zoe gave me a lovely makeover for a video one day and applied a dusting of rouge and abberacaddabera, it looked quite nice!!

Since then, I have been on a quest to find my perfect blushers and have built up quite a little collection.



I have recently tried these MeMeMe Blush Boxes* in Pink and Coral and thought I'd share my thoughts on them. 

These little boxes of pigmented pressed powder retail for £8.50 and are pretty close dupes for the famous Benefit boxes which personally, I resent spending £20+ on. They come with a fairly decent brush and reasonably sturdy cardboard packaging. The card is all well and good for someone like me who keeps her makeup in organised draws (call me obsessed, I don't mind), but if you are a 'chuck in your beauty bag and go' kinda gal, this is quickly going to get tatty. 

The duration of time that these stay put on your cheeks is perfectly fine (average I would say) and they are very easy to blend or build up if you desired. 

All in all I think these are great little products for a pop of colour, with decent packaging a great value. I'm pretty tempted to try the other two in the collection as well.

Have you tried these blushes? How do you think they compare to their more pricey Benefit counterpart?

Toodlepip!

xx


PS
Guess what? I now have Tumblr! I'm fairly new to it but if you would like to tumble with me (is this correct terminology?!), then HERE is the link. As you'll see, I try and answer a few questions each night. 

xx


Monday, 1 October 2012

Amazing Advertiser Update


Aloha Sprinklerinos,

Autumn is flying by, non?

A couple of people have been asking where my 'Amazing Advertiser' post is as you enjoy getting to know the folk in the side bar a bit more and I thought I would keep you in the loop because that's what being a Sprinklerino is all about.

I usually run ads from the 3rd to the 3rd and do all the bookings myself. I have been doing it this way for a year now and it has grown (hurrah!) to be quite a big job. With everything else in life getting busier and busier (Baby G is now a toddler dashing about and I have 2 YouTube Channels) I was finding it increasingly difficult to manage and felt like I was struggling to keep on top of things.

At some point during this week I will be introducing a new way to book ads which is easier, safer, more accurate and in some of the packages - cheaper. 

The ads currently in the side bar will remain there probably til about Friday (unless I have some free time on Weds or Thurs) and then will all be removed. To rebook slots (with the exception of those who pre paid last month), there will be a new, fair, shop like system - I promise you'll love it!! Before then, I will also do September's Amazing Advertiser post- hooray.

So, I guess this is my way of saying, 'Hey there, my hands are up, I've struggled this month. We need a new way and it's going to be great'.

Have you read any of the side bar ladies blogs? You should, there are some crackers in there!

Toodlepip!

xx