Thursday, 30 July 2015

Yankee Candle Obsession!


Before writing this I didn't actually realise how many Yankee Candles I owned, however I am now well aware I have an addiction forming..
 
 
This is going to be more of an updated visual post, for you to see the scents I have, or if you're interested in the scents Yankee Candle actually do, rather than me describing the scents etc; as for one, I am terrible at describing scents, and two, I would be here for aaaages and I think you would get incredibly bored! 


 
Top row, from left to right; Mandarin Cranberry, Vanilla Cupcake, Cranberry Pear, Christmas Rose, Christmas Cookie, Mandarin Cranberryx2.
Middle Row, from left to right; Christmas Cookiex2, Pink Sands, Sugared Apple, Garden Sweet Pea.
Bottom Row, from left to right; variety of melts, Summer Scoop, Candy Cane Lane. 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Top Row, right to left; Lake Sunset.
Middle row, right to left; Snowflake Cookie, Waikiki Melon.
Bottom Row; Black Coconut.


 
 Am I the only one who seems to buy more and more?! I really don't need them but I literally can't stop myself! They're of such an amazing quality, and manage to make my whole house smell amazing!

What's your favourite scent? definitely not asking this so I can buy more candles or anything..

Hope you enjoyed having a little peek at my collection :)

Sophxo
 
 
 

Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Why Lifes Been Hard.



I've been thinking about how to start this post for a while now, I'm still clueless as to how really, so all I'll say, is;

Life has been difficult recently.



You're probably wondering why I'm writing this, well in all honestly I'm not too sure. I think it's so you have some sort of understanding of why I may not have been myself recently. There's been a few little mentions in certain posts where I've kind of said what's been happening, but not fully explained. I think I owe this to you reading, and to anyone who has been, or will go through the same thing.



Go back to a year and a half ago, life was pretty good! I was healthy, enjoyed my job, and was happy. I had an enjoyable home life, and was comfortable in myself. A few months later things started to gradually change, the atmosphere around my house was changing, my health was changing, and my happiness was changing.



I couldn't quite put my finger on why there was such an atmosphere at home, no one told me anything because they thought not knowing would be best for me, wrong. It wasn't until my mum sat me down and told me that she and her boyfriend of 17 years, who had been in my life since I was a baby, were splitting up. We had a lovely home, a lovely family of 5, and I genuinely didn't notice anything was wrong.



The next few months were literally the hardest months of my life. I had to move out of our family home, say goodbye to all the memories in that house, I remember spending that day going from room to room and just thinking about all the christmas' we'd spent opening presents in the living room, the times me and sister would use our bedding to slide down the stairs when we were little, the silly little things that you don't appreciate until your life has to change. My step dad, moved into his own house with my sister, and I moved into my own house with my mum. The family had literally split down the middle and it's the hardest thing to get used to. I miss not having my sister here, we were inseparable and i knew what she was doing every second of every day, we were always together, and now I'm lucky if I see her twice a week for a few hours. She was and still is my best friend. going to move on from this little bit as I'm getting more emosh than i thought i would haha!



Because of this, my health took a turn and my eating got really bad again, I've blogged about my journey with this so I'm not going to go into too much detail, but I became quite poorly, due to not concentrating on what's best for me, and not recognising that I needed to take time out for myself, instead I spent months making sure everyone else was ok, not thinking about my own happiness.
It took a lot for me to realise I needed to help myself, and when I did, it was like a weight was lifted off of my shoulders.



I made sure I took a day a week, to indulge in everything I loved, makeup, blogging, pamper evenings, seeing friends, nights out.. and doing so resulted in me meeting my amazing boyfriend, who has been so supportive during everything. He's seen me struggle and hes seen me progress, and he's not judged me throughout. I can't thank him enough for what hes done for me.

Not forgetting you guys either! The comments you leave me, the emails of support i've received, have done more for me than you will ever know. You truly are such lovely, lovely, people. You've helped shape me back into the person I was before this all happened, and I appreciate that more than I can explain. I was in such a dark place, and now looking at how far I've come, I've really surprised myself!



What this whole thing has made me realise, is that life is going to take horrible turns, you can't avoid it. But you can be prepared for it. Back then, i thought my life was great, nothing could go wrong, and it would stay that way forever. I've never been through anything like that, I didn't know how to deal with my emotions, and why would I? Life will never be easy, but what you can do is make the most of every moment you have, I now live my life making the best out of every situation. I think it's the best way.



So this is why theres been a lack of blog posts, and im sorry about that, but now i can honestly say,

I'm Happy.

and that's partly down to you guys, so thank you for being so supportive, I love you all an awful lot

<3



Sophxo


Monday, 27 July 2015

Monthly Favourite | Youtuber - Fabulous Hannah


There are so many Youtubers out there now a days Isn't there? I find I stick to the same ones, very rarely finding new ones because I love the ones I already watch (this sounds really creepy)
 
However, whilst looking through the huge amounts of beauty gurus, vloggers, foodies, I found someone who is just deeeeelightful, and I know you'll love her and her videos as much as I do.
 


 
If you haven't seen any of Hannah's videos, where have you been basically? Hannah has finally had her little break and lots more people know about her now, which is just brilliant as she thoroughly deserves it.
 
Who is she I hear you say?! Well, Hannah is a hilarious, lovely lovely girl who comes from Essex (not your typical stereotypical Essex girl I will add) She creates and posts lovely little videos about thing's she's been loving, room tours, hauls, foodie things, I mean I don't think there's anything Hannah could do that I wouldn't enjoy watching. She is literally one of the most hilarious people I know, (again sounds reeeeeally weird.. I don't KNOW her but you get my jist) and this shines through in her videos, making them super fun to watch and very entertaining. We basically have the same sense of humour, which I love, as not many people understand mine which leads to a lot of confusion and people thinking I'm being incredibly weird. Haha.

Hannah is literally the best friend who I've never met, which sound really weird to say haha.. but she's just herself throughout her videos and I can relate to her so much.
 
I've been watching Hannah's videos from the early days, when she had under 1000 subscribers, and It's insane how far she's come, and how quickly It's all happened. Claps hands for Hannah!
 
If I still haven't convinced you to subscribe to this girl, then you're generally just going to miss out. She's been described as a mini Louise from SprinkleofGlitter, I couldn't agree more. We all love Louise, don't we?
 
She's just lovely, so head on over and have a little mish around.. You honestly wont be disappointed.

Who have you been watching recently?
 
Soph xo

Saturday, 25 July 2015

A Peek Into My Bedroom.

 
 

 
After moving house in January, (not through choice), I was forced to give up my old home, which we had decorated just how we liked it, to our own personal tastes. This wasn't because we were thrown out or anything, my mum and step dad separated, so myself and mum moved on to a brand new life. Meaning, lots of decorating to be done in the new place!
 
 
I completely decorated my new room myself, (lets be honest, painting walls white isn't too difficult), I added all the little personal touches myself, the candles, which after taking pictures of my room I've decided I have way too many of! and the never ending white ornaments!
I went for white and pastel theme, I think it looks really clean and fresh, and I love how It's turned out! So, I thought I would share it with you; apologies for not being able to include prices or where everything is from, I've had the majority of it for years!
 
Enjoy;
 
 
 
Overview of the room.
 
 
 

This is what my room looks like upon entry, note the Bambi PJ's on my radiator which I forgot to remove.. I love them though, Disney obsessed!

 
 


These shelves were originally black, they're wooden, so easy to paint. They're from Amazon and were around £25 a few months ago.
 The battery operated lights are from Primark!

 
 
 
 
Desk: Littlewoods.
Bedding: Asda.
Cushions: Asda.
Snow White: Disney Store.


Bunting: Handcrafted by a work friend.

 
 
 
I absolutely adore my little fire place!
 
 
 

Yankee Candle: Cranberry Pear - A firm favourite! £20
Wooden Fawn: £3-£4, Cadburys Garden Centre - Hand Painted.
Love my little thank you card from a little boy at work!
 


My little fire place, I got it blocked up so things couldn't fall in! I popped some fake flowers in there, and another Yankee Candle in Christmas Cookie.
 
 
 
 

Dressing Table: Littlewoods. once brown, sanded and painted by myself.
Mirror: Argos.

 
 
 
 
Yankee Candle: Soft Blanket - £20
Stag Head: This was a gift, sorry!
Sweet Jar: Ikea, I filled it with Love Heart Sweets.
Pine Cone Candle: This is a Christmas candle, but I love it too much, I'll never burn it! Tesco: £3.

 
 
 
 

Wax Burner: Yankee Candle (surprise surprise!)
Brush Pot: Ikea
Wooden S: Cadburys Garden Centre, hand painted white. £1
Small Plate: Gift.
"Sophie" Candle Pot: Local Garden Centre, £3
Love Sign: Primark, £1
 

 
 
 
 

My auntie taking pride of place at the top bless her, these shelves really need organising!

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
So, there we have it. I hope you enjoyed having a little nosey around my bedroom!
How have you decorated your room? Do you prefer minimal and fresh looking, or lots of colour and a warm feel?
 
Sophxo

Thursday, 23 July 2015

5 Instagram Accounts I've Been Loving!

Instagram is my absolute favourite social networking site. I love photography, and I love making my pictures look pretty!
 
I wanted to share with you my favourite accounts that I follow, they're too good not to!
 
 
 

milkbubbleteablog

The lovely Becky uploads to this account. If you haven't heard of Becky where have you been?! She posts beautiful bright pictures of food, décor, flowers, her home, her adorable pup Oscar, in fact I don't think there is anything she doesn't take a picture of, and why not, she makes everything looks crisp and clean. She can make any photograph look good, and I absolutely love the white/pastel theme going on. Give her a follow!
 


all_or_nothingblog
The lovely Marie uploads to this account. This is a newish one for me, I followed Marie around a month ago and I'm glad I did! Each time a photo of hers comes up in my home page, I don't think i've ever skipped past without liking it. Her photos are so effortlessly beautiful, she has a very bright, colourful theme. Expect to see lots of photos of what she gets up to, beauty products she's been loving, flowers, and her adorable cat! Marie has 327 followers but deserves so many more! You need to follow Marie!
 




anna_vi_savannah
 3.@anna_vi_savannah
Ive been following Anna for a long time now, and I'm pretty sure I've liked every single one of her photos. Anna posts photos of her life, where she lives, and beautiful scenery. She lives in Russia I think, and what a beautiful place it is. She has a very bold, colourful theme, you need to follow Anna to see how beautiful she and her town really is!
 




carriebrighton
 
I'm sure you will agree, how beautiful is Carries instagram?! ahhh I can't contain it! She takes gorgeous photos of beauty products, things she's been loving, food, flowers, blog things, and she makes it all look so beautiful. Her photos are very bright, often with a little pop of colour. They never fail to catch my attention in my home page. Her latest posts consists of her new updated blog, a pretty dress she bought for her graduation, and her blog post ideas book. You're missing out if you don't follow Carrie!
 
 


twoguineapigs

12.8k people follow this account! and it's clear to see why.. Beautiful, bight photos of JK's life, and surroundings. I wish I could upload beautiful pictures of the sea, however I'm not lucky enough to live that close, or live in Sydney like JK! She really makes the most of her surroundings, thanks to her posts, I now REALLY want to visit Sydney. JK uploads stunning pictures of Sydney itself, her home, her cute little cats, food, and much more. I absolutely love her account, It's one of my favourites!
 
 
 
 
So there we have it, the 5 accounts I have been obsessed with this month, please give them a follow, not only do they deserve it, but there accounts are just beautiful. I'm pretty sure I'm going to make this a regular thing, so make sure you leave your Instagram account in the comments, I'll be sure to check you out, you might end up in my favourites!
 
 
Sophxo
 
 

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Glitter iPhone Decal


How effing AMAZING is this?!? I am absolutely obsessed!

I thought I would share this with you all, as I'm in love with it and I've had so many questions about it! 

This is my iPhone 6, with a glittery back/front. I will say this is a sticker and not a case.  I'm really impressed with how durable it is, you'd think being a sticker, it would peel off, or the glitter would rub off. But I've not experienced either. It's of such high quality, and doesn't leave a sticky mark on your phone. 

Mine had to be shipped from America, which made it a little more expensive, however I would say it's 100% worth it, as, well, just look for yourself. It is beauuuuutiful! 

It took just over a week to arrive, and the company make sure you know the whereabouts of your order throughout the delivery process. Which was great considering I was so excited for it to arrive haha! 

Make sure you check them out, they're a brilliant company, not only do they offer glitter decals, but phone cases too, have a little look, you'll fall in love with their products! 

velvetcaviar.com

XO

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Tag : 21 Questions!

I know I know.. I did something along the lines of this not too long ago, however this time I have questions to answer, do you know how hard it is to think of interesting things to tell people, and thinking of the questions people might wanna know the answers to yourself?! very! haha,

So here goes, hopefully you'll get to know me that little bit more!

1. Are you named after anyone? Not that I know of! However I was going to be named Anne-Marie, because my mums mum is called Mary, and my dads mum is called Anne, cute!.
 
2. When was the last time you cried? Honestly, like 2 nights ago? haha, hormones hormones hormones!
 
3. Do you have kids? Not yet :)
 
4. If you were another person, would you be a friend of yourself? I actually would, I sound surprised haha.. but yeah, I would, I think I could've turned out much worse than I have done really
 
5. Do you use sarcasm a lot? Yeah, and no one ever understands it which usually results in people being pissy with me, and i'm like huh? what've I done? Ohhhhhh yeah that.. I was joking you know that right? oopsie:)
 
6. Will you ever bungee-jump? It's something ive always wanted to do, so possibly?
 
7. What’s your favorite cereal? Golden nuggets :)
 
8. What’s the first thing you notice about people? How they act towards me.. Im a sucker for if you make a bad first impression then you'll struggle to make me forget it, im stubborn hah, so yeah, your personality I guess
 
9. What is your eye colour? Brown/green
 
10. Scary movie or happy endings? Depends what mood I'm in, not many of my friends like scary films though so I do watch a good cheery one quite often!
 
11. Favourite smells? Cut grass, one million, new books,
 
12. Summer or winter? Winter! I love summer but I think I love being all cosied up more!
 
13. Computer or television? TV, I always have it on for background noise haha
 
14. What’s the furthest you’ve ever been from home? Turkey or Cyprus, whichever is further
 
15. Do you have any special talents? Honestly? No.. but ask someone else and they'll probably tell you something I'm good at
 
16. Where were you born? Bath, UK
 
17. What are your hobbies? Binge watching Netflix series, cute little walks, long drives, adventures, childcare,
 
18. Do you have any pets? I have a dog, Misty :) I also used to have 2 monkeys, Mollie and Charlie (this is genuine no one ever believes me!!)
 
19. Favorite movie? The Grinch.. reminds me of my childhood and constantly watching it with my dad
 
20. Do you have any siblings? Yessss, an older sister, and an older brother
 
21. What do you want to be when you grow up? When does anyone grow up? Not sure.. I'm a qualified nursery nurse so I'm doing that at the minute, but after reading this question and thinking about it, do I want to do that forever, I don't actually know. I don't know what id do otherwise! eek!
 
XO

 

Prior Park Gardens | Bath

Yesterday I was lucky enough to visit Prior Park Gardens in Bath - and I'm so glad I did! 

With it being only 15 minutes from my house, it took no time at all to get there which was good as it was a last minute decision! Myself and Mac (my friend) arrived and paid only £6.80 (I think) to get in, which is actually relatively cheap considering the amazing things you're able to see! 

I thought I would share a few pictures with you, it's so so beautiful, if you are ever in the Bath area you must give it a visit, its so peaceful and pretty! 










XO
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