2015-05-28

I received my May shipment of my Sparkle Box subscription last week. I was a little excited to know what was inside because I picked the Subtle Style type, whereas last time I chose Avant Garde. While I used to wear over-the-top, bold jewellery as a teenager, my style has changed and I prefer to wear simple, classic pieces. The thing I like about this box in particular is that you can switch your style if you like.

The packaging was the same as last time with the white box and branded black and white ribbon. The spotted tissue paper was the same, but the information card was new. This time it was personalised with my name in a really nice teal colour. There were some sequins in the box as well, to add to the “sparkle”! It was a nice touch, and while I am impressed by good packaging, it doesn’t deter me from what I’m really looking at – the product.

The jewellery wrapped in organza bags
The jewellery wrapped in organza bags
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2015-05-27

It wasn’t until Holly announced her blog’s fourth birthday recently that I realised I have known her (at least online) for ages. I remember interacting with her before she had her current blog! It’s been lovely following her adventures all this time so of course I was happy that she wanted to do an interview!

Holly Pryce

I’m 21 years old and I live in Liverpool, UK. I have just finished my degree in geography and I’m already looking for a career change! I started blogging about 5 or 6 years ago, and during that time I have changed platforms and domains quite a few times.

I’m passionate about travel and I love a good adventure. I also enjoy reading comics, attending rock concerts and walks along the beach.

Have you got socks on? What colour are they? Or what colour of socks would you wear now if you had to put some on?

No, I’m actually wearing flip-flops around the flat so my feet can get some fresh air. If I had to put some socks on I’d put on my black ones with the white hearts on them. […]

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2015-05-24

This week Nick and I spent four days in Hamilton Island, which is an island in the northern part of Australia, in the Great Barrier Reef. The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands.

Today was a bit of a dull day since we spent the morning packing our bags, going on a plane and returning home, so I will mostly be recounting Friday and our time there in general.

Jet skiing!
Jet skiing!

Friday was our second day in Hamilton Island, and we made sure we woke up nice and early because we had some fun activities planned. It was a beautiful day, even though it was forecast to be very windy. I guess seeing the “windy” icon on my phone’s weather app made me worry that it wouldn’t be sunny at all. […]

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2015-05-22

Nick and I have been holidaying in Hamilton Island this week, so today’s Fashion Friday was one he helped me photograph on our trip. I have more stories about our adventures here – today we went jetskiing and snorkelling, which was really fun, and we’re pretty tired, too. I will write more about our time here in a future post.

This Fashion Friday edition is a bit of a change from what we have been seeing recently, mostly because the weather up here in Queensland is like summer (but not ecstatically hot), and back home it’s raining and very, very cold. I am not really into the tropical climate and don’t like hot weather but around this time of year, Hamilton Island is not too hot.

Walking to One Tree Hill, Hamilton Island
Walking to One Tree Hill, Hamilton Island
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2015-05-20

Wow, did two months go by so quick? I guess we’ve all been busy… poor Lilian has been stressed out, actually, I feel like a real jerk because I know Nick is trying to balance working full time and studying full time as well (insert jerk comment about how I have totally been there before, so I know how it feels and I’m praying on magic and love to get him through). And I am just sitting here pretty much chillaxing (more on that point in a future post).

Nick gatecrashed our lunch again, something tells me I’ll have to rename this to the Best Friend & Boyfriend Lunch soon.

The Place

Lilian said she saw a vegetarian restaurant when she was walking around the other day, so I agreed to go there. […]

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