Monday, 30 March 2015

My Favourite Instagram pages. Blogger edition.

10. jbone89

Instagram is my favourite social media app, Twitter is a close second. To be honest I love social media in general as I think it's great for networking, making new friends and also being nosey! (Admit it, you like being nosey too!) I also like Instagram as it gives me a lot of ideas and inspiration for things that I'd like to buy. Most of the inspiration for this comes from other bloggers.

The reason I find other bloggers inspirational is because, ultimately, they're just like me. They work full time, they have their own lives, some are hard working mothers and they are on a wage similar to myself. The things they buy are attainable and something that I can afford. I find each of the girls that I have included in this blog to be my favourites to follow on both you tube and Instagram. Please give them a follow!

I find all the pictures look incredibly professional and really pretty and girly and this attracts me to browse someone's Instagram more than anything else!

The above are Bloggers who I have followed since I've been blogging the past year or so and I find all inspirational in different ways and I absolutely love watching their You Tube accounts for different make up ideas and also shopping purchases.

You can follow me on Instagram at helfkndoes
Who are your favourite bloggers to follow on Instagram??

Sunday, 29 March 2015

My wishlist for April

2.Ariel Print Sweater $15.99 USD
6.Go Pro Hero 3 £169.99

Hello to everyone reading!!
Above is my wish list for April. At the moment I seem to want everything I can lay my eyes on which isn't good! As we all know this can cause a major empty purse and the pre payday stress when you have no money! Everything on this list I have wanted since around Christmas time and I think it's about time I treated myself!
The notebook (I've bought this whilst writing this post as I'm in desperate need of one) is from Wilko's/Wilkinson's (I call it both names) and is an absolute bargain! I shop in Wilko's regularly and have noticed that their stationary recently is so nice!! Every time i go in i seem to be picking up some stationary from them! The prices of it are so cheap too! I've bought this notepad as it's A4 size and will help me when I've got blog post inspiration and when wedding planning over the next few months.
The Ariel Sweater is something i saw on lovely Hannah Vickers blog and as a Disney fanatic it needs to be in my wardrobe!! I think the colours are so pretty and girly and it'll look great should i go to any Disney park and it gets a bit cold outside!
I've needed a new bag for about 3 months but haven't really seen one that i like. Being honest this Ted Baker number, as a mum, is a little out of my price range for now but i figured that if i save hard there is a chance that it will be mine at some point! I only ever really buy black handbags and for me this is the perfect size and shape for what I'm wanting!
I am OBSESSED with cat eye frames for sunglasses and this pair are absolutely gorgeous! I love literally everything about them and one my next payday i shall be purchasing these beautiful creations! I find that this style of frame frames my face really nicely and i love the colouring on this pair!
At the moment I'm in the middle of a make up bag overhaul and shall be doing a post shortly on all the new make up I've bought. One thing I've overhauled is the brushes that i use for my make up. I've really started using different types of brushes for sculpting, contouring, blending etc and has found that it's made a real difference! I really love this rose gold set from Zoeva and have heard great blogger reviews about them!
Ideally by the end of the summer i want to start my You Tube channel and start Vlogging. I'm a scared to do this as it's really putting yourself out there to the masses but i figured I'd give it a go anyway! One of my colleagues recommended a Go Pro for this and i absolutely love the quality of the videos that it creates! I'm hoping to purchase one of these over the summer!
What's on your wishlist at the moment?

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Traditional Gifts VS Gift Experiences

Who loves gifts?? I know I do! Doesn't matter how grand or small the gesture of a gift is, fact is everyone loves them! Recently I've had to buy for birthdays, anniversary's and, of course, Christmas. To be fair I struggled a little bit with all of them, especially with what sort of gifts to buy for people. Do I go for a traditional gift or I do for the ever increasingly popular gift experience? In the past I have always stuck to the traditional gift option but recently I have changed my mind somewhat.

I've noticed over the past couple of years that gift experiences are becoming vastly more popular (especially spa days amongst me and my friends) and people are wanting the memory of a gift experience. They're also becoming more accessible in regards to the type of experience. Ever popular is a super car experience or flying experience where as 10 years ago these types of gifts wouldn't be as sort after or available to the general public. One thing that I think has put people off gift experiences in the past is the cost as they're renowned for having a hefty price tag attached.

Fear not, as Into The Blue offer tailored experiences to suit your needs at great prices! You can visit their website HERE !

Into The Blue offer experiences that you probably wouldn't have thought possible! For example they offer a Be A TV Presenter For The Day experience which sounds super fun! These experiences start from just £69!

If you would like to read more on gift experiences and how they're becoming more popular please take a look HERE

Have you given or received a gift experience as a gift?