Designing my own jewellery

For the past few weeks, Iv not been feeling myself, stress at work has become a problem and iv needed to take a step back and think about what makes me happy and focus my energy on to the right things.

A while back I started making and selling jewellery. I sold some bracelet’s to friends and family and also to a bride for her to wear on her wedding day! This is my passion, I love creating and a making pretty jewellery. So I started again but made a few changes.

Iv grown up a lot since the first time I started making my own jewellery, this time I’m using sterling silver with real gold options. I’m using mix of sterling silver and semi-precious stones to create simple pendants for necklaces and bracelets. This time around I’m making jewellery I would want to wear. So far I’m loving what I’m creating!

These are a few of pieces I have started working on, I would love it if you could leave a comment or message me with your opinions! Would you wear them? Is there anything you would change?

Sophie Xx

 

Happy & Healthy Cold Busting Green Smoothie

This is my favourite green smoothie, it’s the perfect start to a busy day at work! This recipe is vegan, raw, gluten – free, oil free, defined sugar – free and nut free. Serves 1 ( I used my nutribullet, and this recipe filled 2 of the small cups)

Ingredients

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 1 apple, quartered
  • 1  large orange peeled, quartered
  • 1/4 medium cucumber , quartered
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup parsley
  • 1 cup soy milk ( I used  half cup unsweetened almond milk and a half cup water)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

Add all ingredients t your blender ( not seeds) blend till smooth then top with chia seeds and mix. Serve immediately.

Sophie

This recipe is from PickupLimes I loved it so much I had to share it with you!

My city break beauty/skincare essentials

In 2 days my partner and I are traveling to Edinburgh for a long weekend, I’m in love with this city and can’t wait to show into my partner! We will only be there for 4 days so we are sharing a North Face base camp duffel bag, which means packing light! This might be difficult!

That past few weeks my skin hasn’t been right so I’m taking minimal make up on this trip to let my skin get back on track! But I will be tacking the basics my Born this way Two faced foundation, massacre and my soup and glory eye brow pencil.

The travel bag ill be taking is my new Rituals Travel bag – £25  the main pocket is massive, inside as two smaller pockets perfect for small lipsticks or balms. I really love this bag, it hold more than I thought it would and the colour is amazing!

Inside my travel bag

LUSH – The Comforter – £9.95 I love this shower creme and couldn’t imagine traveling without it. As I have the large bottle I’m going to transfer some to a small travel sized container. The comforter leaves your skin felling soft and smelling amazing!

LUSH Bubblegum lip scrub – £5.75 Edinburgh is cold and my lips can get easy shaped and sore so this is a must! I’ll be keeping tis in my small backpack for while we are exploring the city. This product is perfect for taking away dry skin before applying lip blame or lipstick.

Simple Kind to skin face wash & moisturizer, My skin recently has been horrible all due to stress! So iv been focusing a lot on my skin care route and see what works for me. I’m taking both so I can carry on part of my skin care route while I’m away.

I also have the cleanser and toner which iv been loving but my parter will kill me if I take all these bottles. He’s carrying the back pack!!

Paul Smith Tooth brush £11, I received this as a gift years go and totally forgot about it.  I love it as a travel toothbrush.

Lastly I’m be taking my Tangle Tezzer, I can not travel with out this thing!!

I hope you liked this post and found it little bit helpful, I’ll be sharing a lot about my Edinburgh trip in the next few week’s so stay tuned!

Sophie Xx

Lillian & Co ~ Disney inspired jewellery

Today I’m sharing my new favourite company, Lillian & Co. 

Lillian & Co is an elegant and simple Disney inspired women’s jewellery company, named after Walt’s wife Lillian Disney. The Company is owned and created by Charity Craig from the YouTube channel and blog @YoHo_Disney.

Lillian & Co offers bangles featuring Disney quote’s inspired by the Disney parks and movie’s. They currently have three collections The Magic Collection, The Whimsy Collection and The Amore Collection. There bangles come in three different finishes silver, gold and rose gold! All there bangles are $26, Lillian & Co ship free when ordering within the US, they also ship internationally with a shipping fee of $14. (remember when ordering internationally you might have to pay a customs charge!)

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There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow ~ Walt Disney

Since receiving my bangle I haven’t taken it of! The bangle is really high quality and is beautifuly engraved. They add a little Disney magic to your everyday, they look perfect on their own or stacked with other Lillian & Co bracelet’s.

Lillian & Co’s packaging is also high quality, my bangle came in a white velvet pouch and a white jewellery box which features their simple black text logo. The attention to detail from the packaging to the bangle it’s self makes this an awesome gift!!

Have a magical day!!

Sophie Xx

Sophie Loves

Podcast ~ recently Iv been getting back into listening to Podcasts, these are my two favourites I revisit weekly!!

The Lady Gang ~ Created by Keltie Knight, Jac Vanek and Becca Tobin, this podcast is like a weekly BFF lunch date, no subject is of limites with these girls, from sex and relationships to dishing the dirt on hollywood! Each week they are joined by a celebrity guest and they  try to answer listeners questions in #AskTheLadyGang. This podcast is so entertaining and funny,  you never get to hear people talk this way on the internet!

ResortLoop.com ~ Restortloop is a Walt Disney World resort podcast hosted by Tim & Bob. They share everything they know about the Disney parks from resorts, restaurants, favourite ride’s and so much more! As Iv never been to a Disney park, but planning a visit soon, I have been finding each episode so helpful! Their joint love for Disney shines though the podcast and adds a bit more Disney magic to your everyday life!


Dukki Gifts Nottingham ~ Dukki Gifts is an independent shop in my hometown.

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Iv never need in the store but Iv known about it for ages! They sell homeware,  cards and other gifts all featuring Nottingham phrase’s  like “Mardy Bum” and ” Ay up Me Duck”. I cant wait to get some Nottingham goodies for myself on my next visit home! I would love to know if any of you know what this phrase means!!

Sophie Xx

A day exploring London

Iv never had the chance to really see  London, every time I have visiting in the past I have never got the chance to explore and be a proper tourist. We started on Oxford street and walked to Harrods stopping along the way to look in shops and take photos, from Harrods we walked on to Buckingham palace, Big Ben and Trafalgar square.

After walking though a Trump protest, we then headed to M&M world and China town. I loved china town, we spent a bit of time exploring and taking photos, we also looked in a few Chinese sweet shops. On our way back to the car we walked though Soho and went to The Humming bird bakery for a few cupcakes!

Once we got in the car home we realized we have had walked over 11 miles !! Tip – wear comfy shoes!!!

There is still a lot of London still left to see but this trip has made me want to spend more time in the city. I will definitely be booking a weekend away to London soon!

 

Sophie Loves ~ Disney

One thing I haven’t talked about on my blog is my love for Disney. Disney was my childhood, just like many other children I was brought up watching the movies, singing the songs, wishing I was a mermaid with red hair and dreaming about the day I would find my own prince charming. Other children’s Disney childhood memories were the Disney parks, my family didn’t have the money to take my sister and I to any of the Disney park’s, so that’s still on my wish list now more than ever! So growing up Disney was just these amazing movies!

I was a very shy kid, I wasn’t very academic, drawing was the only thing I knew I could do and I could do well. Now that I have grown up only now I can see where my love for drawing and Art has come from it’s from Walt Disney! His animation style, creativeness and dream like personality which I don’t think anyone else in the world will ever have again made me want to draw and create. I have to thank Walt for inspiring me and giving me imagination! But most importantly, for making me believe in magic.

“There’s a great big beautiful tomorrow” ~ Walt Disney

Sophie  Xx