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Thursday 29th October 2009

 

Morning everyone! I’ve woken up and logged in to Twitter to find something very interesting  pop up. There is a new, more organised Twitter in town, and i like it veeeerrrrry much.

 They’ve decided to now give you the option  to create ‘lists’ for your Twitter to enable you to organise your followers or people your following ie; School friends, work colleagues etc and when you click your list, it only shows you the tweets from the people in that list..handy!

 I’ll show you a easy tutorial to help you make sense of the new Twitter lists!

  

 

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Where lists are kept
 

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After clicking lists, you get to add a list name & click ‘Create’

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Then type in the name of the person you want to add to your list!

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Then, choose the list you would like them to go into by clicking the button!

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Then when you click your newly created link in the side bar, it only shows those people added to it in your news feed..clever!

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What’s also VERY cool is that other people can follow the list you’ve just made!

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You may have notice that it even tells you how many times you’ve been listed in other groups!

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What ever you save your list as is saved as a permanent link too so it directs you straight there! Eg: Mines – www.twitter.com/sarahies/ieschicks

 

 Right, i hope that gives you some insight in to the new Twitter Lists and gives you an idea as to how they workies. If you’ve got any questions leave them below!

 

Sarahies x x x

 

 

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Thursday 11th June 2009

Afternoon guys and gals! Ugh. What a miserable day! The weather has gone from making me sweat to making me soaked  in 0.5 seconds flat, lovely! And Roy isn’t in work with me today so it’s turning out to be a very boring day indeed…

I haven’t really been up to much lately apart from working and podcasting. It’s life consuming but i love it! I have also finally sent off my passport which is good news. I really want to escape to somewhere beautiful soon. (I will probably still tweet..I’m still addicted!)

I’m wearing  cute little bow elastic headband today but it’s right on my pressure points at the side of my head and it’s making my head throb! Due to the fact i’m SO lazy, i have’t washed my hair in AGES so the complete up do was necessary and now i’m paying the price with a headache – ouchies!

 

Vanessa Jackman Photography.

Vanessa Jackman Photography.

 I love blog hunting because i love reading what other people have to say and I recently saw a blog that i’ve fallen in love with. I stumbled across a girl called Vanessa Jackman and her blog is all about her photography. Her photographic style is ‘Street’ and i just love it. Her pictures are beautiful and she manages to capture people in their greatest light. I love pictures when people look natural and she captures that ‘off-guard’ look really well. Because i was so impressed i emailed her but then i got a little worried that it might have freaked her out because i was a complete stranger who had stumbled across her blog and on a whim, decided i would email her. But to my surprise (and relief!)  she emailed straight back to say how happy she was that i had contacted her and that i had cheered her day up no end. I don’t think people say to each other enough if they like what they’re wearing or they enjoy what they’re doing. And we definately should because you don’t realise how much your words can affect someone’s mood and change their day! PLEASE go and check her out, she has some brilliant images. GO GO GO!

 

 

 Bargains, sales & freebies!

My gorgeous Twitter buddy @clareies told me about the Dorothy Perkins 3 day sale (started Wednesday 10th – Friday 12th) so i thought i’d pass it on. They’re currently giving customers 20% off EVERYTHING (even sale items!) and it’s a bloody good deal. I bought two dresses and a bracelet all for £64. Bargain! I’m searching for the perfect dress for Kate’s 21st Birthday next Saturday night and i’ve failed so far so hopefully one of these will fit!

 

Benefit Bad Gal Lash

Benefit Bad Gal Lash

 

In Glamour mag this week their giving away a free Benefit BadGal Mascara with the mag worth £11 (approx). The mag only costs £2 so im trying that out this week to see whether its worth buying a proper one. If you have tried it already or are currently using yet – let me know what you think!

  

ElsieBelle  - Brass Teapot

ElsieBelle - Brass Teapot

 

Yesterday in More! mag they were advertising a lovely necklace and offering a discount of you bought something from the site so i had to check it out. The site is called Elsie Belle and stock the loveliest kitsch jewellery! They have everything from Tea pots to brass frogs, Love letter envelopes to treasure chests and they really are so cute! They don’t just have necklaces, they do rings, bracelets and and ear-rings too and the prices are SO good. Especially with More!’s discount code. At the check out, just type in More15. Also, Buckstyle.com are offering 15% off the same jewellery company for three weeks from 27th May if you type in BUCKSTYLE in at the checkout too, so get shopping!

  Right, were recording Podcast #5 tonight, but #4 will be released tomorrow as promised. Were a week ahead now so that if something happens one week and we can’t record something, at least something will be online..clever! So, if you have ay site recommendations, beauty products your into, sales that are going on or just a silly question to ask us, then leave comments below or on Twitter and we will answer them!

We’ve also found out that on Podomatic you can sign up (it’s free!) and then add an audio (mp3 etc) to a mail message on the site and we can then add those to the podcast! We would LOVE it if we received something like that! I think Sam is planning on adding the voicemail i left him whilst in a drunken mess the other weekend..oopsies! So you have anything like that, send them our way!

OK –  i’m done. Leave your comments and questions below and don’t forget to subscribe! x x x

Podcast #2!

Posted on: May 27, 2009

Wednesday 27th May 2009

Booyah! SO, here it is Podcast #2!We took your feedback and opinions on board and tried to butch it up a bit so hopefully you will like it! Each week it’ll keep  getting better and better as we improve our podcasting skills but hopefully you’ll all be more interested in the content anyway!

As you listen to it, you will see we sometimes link certain products back to the blog so i’ve created a whole new tab at the top of the blog which says ‘Weekly Podcast Links’ which will be the header for different pages each week that the podcast is updated. Clever!

Were recording podcast #3 tomorrow evening so any questions, tips, beauty advice, product reveiws or even just simple shout outs will be greatlyreceived so leave comments below, send me twitters or hit me up on facebook/email. We LOVE getting listener mail so GET IN TOUCH!

We are also looking into a competition this week so keep checking back…

x x x

Tuesday 5th May 2009

Happy Birthday Becky!

So because Bexster is going to be on holiday when her actual birthday is, she organised a lovely celebration on Friday night by going for a curry and then heading on into town to get a little bit tipsy and sweaty by dancing the night away! Wahoo! Because my laptop is being a bit of a dweeb and not letting me upload some photos of the night i thought i’d upload one of Becky’s birthday surprise from last year instead!

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Last weekend was pretty hectic.If you didn’t know already, it was the London Marathon on the 26th and my boyfriend Roy was running it so we stayed with my best friend Harriet for the weekend.The marathon was SO exciting. I’m so proud of Roy for doing it. My other best friend Lucy’s family had a brilliant hawaiian party at their house right where one group of the marathon runners ran past and it was SO brilliant! We were cheering 1000’s of runners on wearing rediculous coconut bras and grass skirts but having SUCH a fun time. (I recorded lots of little videos i’m gonna upload as soon as they’re edited!)

 

Me, Harriet & Lucy!

 

Roy afterwards!

 So, other than the above, my weekend wasn’t really up to much else. On Saturday i added some buttons at the top of the blog for Twitter, Subscribing & the Podcast so it looks a bit fancier now! (LOVE how cute the Twitter bird is!) If you haven’t yet subscribed, give it a little tickle!Were recording the podcast TONIGHT(SO excited!) I bought some Rose, Pringles & Popcorn for us all to feel a little bit more relaxed. I’m hoping as soon as we get over the fact it’s recording, we’ll let loose a little bit and it’l be lots of fun! You can subscribe to that too by clicking the little headphones button above!

If you have any questions, topics, beauty tips/reviews or anything else you’d like us to talk about, GET IN TOUCH by leaving comments below or sending an email in the ‘Contact Us’ section!

Kisses,

Sarah xo

 

Friday 13th February 2009

  

Daffodils

Daffodils

When i was little, my dad stumbled home in the early hours and bought my mum some daffodils stolen from someone else’s garden as a gift. This always seemed so sweet, romantic and a little rebelious to me. Every time i see one, they remind me of being a child again. (Which i love because it was always lots and lots of fun!) I always consider Mother’s day to be really big occasion, but for mine, she’s SO hard to buy for. Not because she’s ungrateful or anything, but because she can’t have the usual generic presents like chocolate & alcohol and only likes one type of perfume that the whole family end up buying at Christmas so she ends up with a serious backlog! So, i’ve been doing some internet browsing and found some treats you all might like for gift ideas for your mummys and you can even tell your pops too!  Happy Mothers Day! xo 

Warm her up. 

Basile Floral Chiffon Silk Scarf £41.89

Basile Floral Chiffon Silk Scarf £41.89

   I love love love silk scarves. I have tons and the collection keeps building every time i go to a charity shop or vintage shop because they are so cheap and each one is always different . Some even have weird/wonderful patterns on such as a random dog or something. I found an Italian company which does have a UK site and it’s called Forzieri and has all sorts of scarfs, beautiful leather gloves, shoes, bags etc for him and her. I found a lovely silk scarf  for £41.89 which is longer than the average scarf, but you can choose from some gorgeous colours. They are specially made in Italy, pure silk and delivered in 24 hours! Perfect gift! The gloves are from the same site and come in a range of amazing colours too. They are real leather but unlined so unsure how warm they’d be but they do have a bigger selection on the site with lining but they cost a  bit more money. The ones i looked at are perfect for spring. Below is  just one of the colours but there are more available on the site such as hot pink, mustard yellow, lilac, turqoise, white & black.

Mint Unlined Leather Gloves £56.09

Mint Unlined Leather Gloves £56.09

 

 Pamper her.

 

Pampering

Pampering

 

There are TONS of ways to get pampered, but i came across a brilliant deal on Lastminute.com which seemed like a bargain. For £12.50 you can treat your mum (or yourself..or both!) to two mini pampering treats such as a pedicure, a manicure, waxing, tanning, a massage or a facial. I’ve had a look at the details and you’ll receive a voucher valid for 9 months but you should book the appointment before then to ensure the salon is free. Each treatment will last around 20 minutes each and there are 50 participating salons nationwide. Bargain! (although it doesn’t say where/which salons on the site but if your open to adventure then this sounds like a good laugh!) Check out the link above for full T&C’s before purchasing anything! Another site with lots of pampering on was Buy a Gift.co.uk and it had some great bargains for spa treatments and even a photo shoot for mother and daughter. Click the link above to see more! 

 

Give her a Gadget!  

 If your mum is gadget savvy, then I want one of those.com is the perfect place to go. They have all sorts of quirky gadgets on there such as iPod alarm clocks, Emergency phone chargers, Diamante Mice for computers and so on. The prices start really cheaply as well so there definitely worth keeping on your list for birthdays and especially Fathers Day!

 

 Give her some Charm.

Charm Bracelet Example

Charm Bracelet Example

 

 All ladies  love expensive jewellery (personally i prefer cheap and tacky..) but mum’ s love it. I think charm bracelets are a lovely gift because each occasion they can keep being added too and personalised.  Links of London have a charm maker website and prices start from £70. They’ve got tons of different charms you can choose from and they cost around £45 per charm.

For something a little bit cheaper, i found the base bracelet from The Charm Store, Amazon which is cheaper costing only £61.60 reduced from £154 and the charms are around £5 upwards. So it’s definitely worth shopping around for.

 

 

 

Personalise her Card.

There is only one site which i will recommend for this, and it’s Moonpig.com (YES, i know the advert is annoying  BUT if you can see past the pig in a space helmet and annoying jingle, you will come across something quite wonderful). They are a brilliant site for personalising cards. You can add photos, any writing you want to other cards and it for a standard sized card will only set you back £2.99! It really makes a card special. You can even add flowers as an extra gift. For Valentines day, me and my boyfriend both sent each other cards from it and i chose the ‘Oi!’ background (A rip of Hello! mag) and added loads of sweet photos with somehumourous text it was such a lovely change from standard cards!

 

 So, I hope that helped you guys figure out some gift ideas. Comments below on any gift’s you’ve already bought or anything else you’d like to comment about!

Don’t forget to subscribe too!

Sarah xo

 

 

 

Image Source: Daffodil , Charm Bracelet , Forzieri, Pampering,

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