The new banner at the top is my favourite part of the transformation. I asked Serena to include several aspects that I think reflect my personality, likes and interests and voila, she got to work within 24 hours! “So how does the banner reflect you, Simone?” I hear you cry... well, let me tell you!
The dog represents my two beautiful lurchers, Month and Buddy. They’re a massive part of my life and whilst I realise they’re not children, they are as close to having children as I plan to get. You can read more about my thoughts on that in this post from January.
The guitar represents my love of rock music. I have a passion for all things rock and roll. If it doesn’t have a killer guitar riff, I ain’t interested! I go to see a lot of live music and I hope to write about that more as the blog progresses.
The popcorn and cinema projector are there because I love films. I’ve had a Cineworld Unlimited card for nearly three years now and I go to the cinema about three times a week. I’d consider myself something of a cinéphile and keep a journal of films I’ve seen. I’ve often wanted to review films but I fear most of them would be repetitive and simply mention “amazing cinematography” or “poor script” as opposed to offering anything more. We’ll see. I’m thinking of doing a “top five films of the year so far” post, if that’s something people would be interested in?
The lipstick in the banner represents my
massive and out of control interest in makeup and beauty products and to date these things have made up the bulk of my blog. I buy a lot of products and it seemed easy to review them. I would like to move the blog towards “lifestyle” so that I'm free to write about music, films, restaurants I’ve visited and other non-beauty related topics. Don’t worry; with the number of subscription boxes I buy I’m sure there will be plenty of reviews to keep even the most ardent beauty fan happy!
Finally, the coffee cup. I like a good cup of coffee (and a slice of cake!) and a catch up with friends. “Shall we grab a coffee?” is synonymous with friendship, talking and sharing our lives – something that I don’t think we do enough of in this digital age. I love the internet and I love social media; both have brought us closer to each other than ever before, but they’ve also left a gap that I desperately want to fill. It’s all well and good sending a text or even a letter (I adore snail mail!) but it's one of the best feelings in the world to sit down with a friend and have a real catch up, share some memories and laugh until your sides hurt.
With that in mind, I would also like to celebrate my first milestone –
50 75 100 followers on Bloglovin! – with you all in the form of a giveaway. Who doesn’t like a good giveaway?!
There are five prizes in the giveaway which is open to UK residents only I'm afraid, due to the complicated rules and regulations surrounding posting makeup abroad.
The prizes are:
· A MAC or NARS lip product (lipstick, gloss, liner etc) of your choice up to the value of £20. You get to pick the item and colour then I will order it for you. If your chosen colour is out of stock then you can choose an alternative.
· Models Own Speckled Egg polish in “Duck” (blue).
· Models Own polish in “Coral Reef” (orangey peach).
· Golden Rose Infinity Lash Volume & Length Mascara.
· A Yankee Candle small jar in a scent of your choice. If your chosen scent is out of stock then you can choose an alternative.a Rafflecopter giveaway
The contest is open until 9th June 2014 at 10:30pm and winners will be notified within 48 hours. You have a further 48 hours to contact me or another winner will be chosen. UK only. I hope you like my new blog layout, and don't forget to consider Serena if you're looking for an overhaul!
Thanks for stopping by!