Thursday, 24 April 2014

Displaying Your Snaps: Printic | vivahearts

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Hello fine looking people. A little while ago, I was sent some Printic snaps to review so I thought I'd get round to doing so. Aren't I a kind soul?! 

Boy, can I take a billion photographs a day but I'm absolutely terrible when it comes to printing them! In my opinion, it's just too much hassle to even comprehend. I don't want to have to wander up town to attempt sorting them out and I sure as hell am not going to fuss around with photo paper for hours on end! Thankfully, I have seen the Printic-shaped light. This handy little app does all of the hard work for you. Win! All you have to do is download the Printic app, select the photographs you want to print, enter your deets and you're sorted! 

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Not only is the app ridiculously easy to use, the prints also arrive pretty damn quickly and they're all really good quality. One of my favourite things about this app, along with how easy it is to use, is that they're constantly throwing offers my way whether it's for free extra prints on my order, which I've already taken advantage of, or for a percentage off my next order. They're willing me on, forcing me to print out all of the photographs from my camera roll / instagram / facebook and not leave them in the slippery hands of technology. They really are good eggs.

I know I should probably get out more but I actually found it quite fun waiting for them to arrive too! Not only do they do prints, they also offer to create calendars and photo books from your memories too so you can now be extra fancy. You can order them separately for as little as 29p a print or get a box of 50 prints for £15. Not bad, eh?!

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I will definitely be buying some more prints in the future and I'll definitely be looking to get some as gifts for other people too!

Printic is definitely an app you should go and download from your store now! What do you think? Are polaroid-style instaphotos blasphemous or a bit of harmless fun? I'm off to do some sorting out  


i was sent 9 prints for review purposes. however, all the raving is my own. you cannot buy my love, ppl.

Monday, 21 April 2014

World Book Night Necklace Giveaway | Giveaway

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In honour of World Book Night, on April 23rd, I'm teaming up with Love from little darling* to hold a bookish giveaway for you allFor your chance to win this teeny tiny thunder necklace, fill out the following form! Break a leg...albeit not literally!

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The winner will be announced in a fortnight on 5th May 2014Good luck! I'm off to spring clean and get my ass in gear  


Friday, 18 April 2014

Birchbox | vivahearts

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An email landed in my inbox recently asking me whether or not I'd like to try a Birchbox out and since I'm a curious beauty sub box n00b I said yes! Here's the all important verdicts on the products and sub boxes in general...

I think my favourite product this month was the LAURA MERCIER BODY CREME. I always head towards the Mercier counter for the tester pots whenever I wander into the big department stores so I'm glad I've finally got my paws on it, albeit a little sample size one. It smells absolutely amazing and it makes my skin ridiculously smooth. I just need someone to buy me a big tub now...the balm cosmetics: how about them apples? is encased in some pretty fun packaging, I must say! I tend to warm towards coral shades on my cheeks, so 'Pie' is a little bright for me but I can definitely see myself dabbing it on my lips for a brighter pout. lord and berry kohl pencil is nice and handy to have on my person. I don't tend to wear eyeliner these days, because I find I'm quite sensitive to eye make-up, but this will be handy when I'm back at uni and stumbling around the bars. You know me, I'm a raving party animal! 

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color club nail polish in 'aquamarine azulino' is the perfect Spring / Summer shade so I'll definitely be rocking this in the months to come. Big thanks to Little Cub for applying it to her seriously long digits above! The yes to cucumbers facial wipes felt quite gentle on my skin and they're the perfect size to throw in my backpack. I always carry some form of wipe or tissue around with me because you never know when you'll need them. Lastly, the little lifestyle addition to the box this month was sweet coconut and vanilla propercorn. I've seen a lot of bloggers talk about this flavour because it's a little obscure. Unfortunately, I'm not allowed to eat popcorn but I have a seasoned taste tester in the form of Little Cub who had the following to say: 'They taste sweet. I can taste the coconut but it's not overpowering. I don't mind these!'. Groundbreaking stuff, i think you'll agree. 

At this stage, I wouldn't be able to justify a monthly subscription service due to my financial situation. However, I can definitely see why so many people do subscribe and I imagine it's a nice little surprise to look forward to each month. I was also pretty impressed by the packaging and I'll definitely be reusing it. I'd definitely recommend Birchbox to beauty buffs and I think it'd be a pretty nice gesture to purchase a subscription for someone who may not have a lot of time to focus on themselves. What do you think? Have you ever signed up for a box subscription service? I'm off to do some writing 

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this box was sent to me free of charge for my consideration. all opinions are my own. cross my heart.

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Things That Make Me Happy | H is for Happy

I'm trying to be a lot more mindful this month and I think reflecting upon the things that make me happy is a good way to inspire mindfulness because it keeps my mind focused on the important things. I'm finding my anxiety a little difficult to cope with at the moment which sort of sucks because it has made my sleeping pattern even worse. I'm keeping my head up, though. I'm just going to focus on my creative projects and hope that it'll help to keep my mind off of things and help everything fall back into place. I'm doing well though, so don't go worrying about me ;) 

H is for Happy is a feature that muses on all the simple things in life that make me happy, and may make you happy too. So screw everything else for five minutes, settle down with a notepad and think about all those little things that are FRICKIN' AWESOME. Here are five things that have been putting a smile on my face recently....

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   • Working on the finer things club posts 

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                                                  •  owning fancypants cosmetics 

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  •  forward planning  •  

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  •  al fresco lunches at dad's bachelor pad •  

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  •  re-visiting our old home and being all nostalgic  •  

Whats been putting a smile on your face recently? Leave me your own little list in the comment if you fancy it. Trust me, it's seriously therapeutic! I'm off to do a spot of writing