Hey Beauty Buddies…
I’m curled up in my fluffiest pj’s listening to the wind howling outside whilst the rain batters noisily against the window. As much as this weather often gives us something to grumble over, it’s moments like this I’m super grateful to be perched all nice & cosy inside my dry little home. It’s most definitely book, tea & ‘toasting the toosies in front of a glowing fire’ weather! However the more time I spend happily couped up inside, the more eager I become to start making changes by toying with the idea of reshuffling furniture to create a fresh look for the new year. Does anyone else feels like the new year encourages us to rejuvenate our little nests?
Talking of fresh starts, I’m super excited to introduce y’all to today’s awesome blogger who happens to be doing a little renovating and refreshing of her own: it’s the lovely Sprinkle of Surprise! Being an avid blogger with a passion for all things beauty & lifestyle, Sprinkle has made it her goal to re-design her virtual haven this year; which I have to say is already absolutely gorgeous with the launch of her stunning new logo & look! Check it out for yourself chums, and don’t forget to pop by her Instagram where she also keeps us posted on her plans to continue revamping, along with a wealth of incredibly pretty pictures to feast your eyes upon!
You know the drill by now: grab your cuppa & nestle into your comfiest chair for 5 minutes as we take a peek Behind The blog…
In only 5 words describe what readers can expect from your blog:
Fun, style, fashion, food, beauty!
What inspired you to start blogging?
I’ve always had a passion for writing, since I was in middle school. I began to write a lot of poetry and creative pieces for fun, but as I grew older and life got busier, it became harder to keep up with writing. I came across many fun blog sites in the past year, and realized how it would be a perfect avenue to begin my writing again! So I decided to start my blog and I’m so glad I did! It’s allowing me to channel my inner creativity on topics that are relatable to me.
Tell us about your blog name… what made you decide on it?
I had no idea what to name my blog when I started! The only thing I knew was that I wanted it to start or contain the word ‘surprise’ in it! This was because I wanted people to remember the word when they came to my blog, and incorporating this word would have my audience guessing what my blog is all about, and once they’d read the content, they would discover the ‘surprise’.
Do you ever suffer from Blogger’s Block & if so how do you overcome it?
Yes! To overcome this, I’m going to find time to browse the internet, websites, blogs and whatever is trending these days, to find some inspiration and pull some ideas together from that. Hopefully I’ll get rid of this bloggers block really quick!
What’s your favourite post to date? *please include link*
There are quite a few I like! I like a lot of my OOTD/OOTN posts, but if I had to pick, here’s what I narrowed it down to:
Makeup Addiction: https://sprinkleofsurprise.wordpress.com/2015/05/08/makeup-addiction/
Change & New Beginnings: https://sprinkleofsurprise.wordpress.com/2015/08/21/change-new-beginnings/
Describe your everyday clothes style:
Simple, sophisticated, comfortable. I believe that the most important thing about dressing up/styling, is comfort. You want to make sure you feel good in the clothes you are wearing. Likewise, dressing for the occasion is also important. On a daily basis, I have to dress business casually/professionally, so my style is simple blouses, tops, pants and blazers, but by incorporating colors and trending styles, I’m able to pull off a well put together look.
What are your current top 3 beauty items?
My NYX eyeliner
Nars Creamy concealer
Lorac Pro palette
How do you like to relax & unwind after a stressful day?
I like to either take a nap, or grab a good book and delve into it and forget everything going on around me!
Describe your ideal Saturday night:
That’s a hard one. It really depends on my mood! Sometimes I’d like to go out for dinner with friends and/or family, otherwise I’d like to kick it back at home, with a movie and some chips and relax.
What do you do to relax?
I will either read, sleep, watch tv, or eat! Best ways to chill and relax!
Everyone has their bad habits, what’s yours?
Overthinking and over worrying about things.
What’s your most cherished childhood memory?
So many! My whole childhood was pretty good! I guess I’d have to say, playing in our old plastic play house with my sisters, and when I used to pretend to be the leader/teacher and boss my sisters around lol.
What was your favourite school subject?
I enjoyed math & history the most. I had some really good math teachers, who taught me the subject well, and I love solving for 1 simple solution, so math was always a favorite. History was as well, I enjoyed especially learning about the government and politics.
What’s your dream job?
That’s another tough one! I really like what I’m currently doing, but I think I can achieve more and more in life. But I’d love to work in the fashion/merchandising industry maybe someday, or be a professor in a college.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I hope to be blogging still, and growing my reach out here. I also hope I’m moving upwards and forwards in my career professionally, and academically achieving my master’s degree. Hopefully I’ll also be happily married by that point with a place of my own!
What top 5 things are on your bucket list?
Travelling to Europe
Going to more professional sporting events
Taking a trip anywhere with just my friends
What’s your biggest achievement to date?
Probably graduating with my degree!
Who inspires you?
My parents! Where would I be without them? They’ve been through everything with me, and no matter how much I may be annoyed with them, they still are my backbone and strength in this world to achieve all I ever dream of.
Do you have a favourite inspirational quote?
‘Verily, with difficulty, there is ease’
This quote/verse has gotten me through a really rough part of my life almost a year and half-two years ago, and it’s something I remember to live by when life gets hard.
What top tips would you give to someone who is thinking of starting their own blog?
Be yourself! Know what you want to talk about/believe in everything you post about! Network!
QUICK FIRE QUESTIONS:
Tea or Coffee = Tea
Coke or Pepsi = Coke
Messy mayhem or Super Organised = A happy medium? But I if I had to pick, super organized J
Cute kitten or Playful puppy = Cute Kitten
Night In or Night Out = Night in
Heels or Flats = Flats
Lip Stick or Lip Gloss = Lip stick
Rock Chick or Pop Princess = Pop princess
Paperback or E-book = Paperback
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Thanks so much for reading & of course do say hi in the comments below… we adore a good chatter here on Confetti & Curves 🙂