Wednesday, 28 February 2018

Celebrating Blogging's Perks with this Season's most unique accessory | JORD WATCHES

It's no secret that blogging comes with its perks, and recently I've been lucky enough to be approached by a handful of brands who want to work with me. So, when JORD watches reached out, I decided to be a little bit selfless, and instead of choosing one of their gorgeous wood watches to keep for myself, I decided to share this particular perk with Steven (that's my boyfriend for any new readers).

Needless to say, he was on board and more than excited at the fact he was going to receive a completely unique piece of wrist candy. Upon having a browse of their website the thing we both loved most about JORD's selection of watches is that they are all minimalist enough to wear every day yet they are a statement piece, adding that little something extra to your outfit.

After picking out the watch he liked best (we went for the Hyde Kosso and Gray) and sending away his wrist measurements (JORD provide you with a handy tool to help you do this if you are unsure of your size), all that was left to do was wait for the watch to arrive.

I only had to hear "has my wooden watch came yet?" from Steven every day for around a week before the postman turned up with his gift. It was immediately ripped open and on his wrist  before I even managed to grab my camera to take pictures of the packaging (which, fyi, is absolutely stunning). Steven is not easily impressed, or shares my particular obsession with fashion or accessories, but honestly, he's made up with his new spring accessory, and much to his delight has received lots of compliments on his watch.

Ok, so a little feedback from Steven. After wearing the watch for a week the biggest thing he noticed was how lightweight it was - it was comfortable to wear on his wrist all day and as JORD helped to get the size just right, the fit meant it stayed in place without rubbing or moving around his arm. He also said he liked how it went with his "every day" clothes but transitioned well when wearing something smarter for a night out. Plus, it's completely different to anything he'd buy for himself, which he loves. I think that's a 10/10 in my book!

And lastly, a little note from me. Sometimes I completely lack inspiration when having to buy gifts for people - whether that be birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries or mother and fathers day...but JORD has definitely given me that little nudge I needed to look for more unique and personalised gifts for my loved ones,  and hopefully it's given you a little inspiration too.

One last thing - if receiving a killer watch wasn't enough - JORD has been kind enough to allow me to host a giveaway! By just entering, you'll receive 10% off of any JORD watch- and one lucky winner will receive an $100 gift code to spend online - how exciting! If you'd like to enter, you just have to fill in this fun little form and you will be instantly emailed with all the details. The giveaway will close on 18th March 2018. Good luck and happy shopping!

Until next time,
S.B x

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Saturday, 3 February 2018

24 Things I've Learned in 24 Years

On Tuesday, I celebrated turning 24. As well as frolicking around Dublin on the lead up to my birthday and drinking ridiculous amounts of gin and prosecco, I took a little time out to think about all the things I've achieved, and all the things I've learned in my 24 years. So without further ado, here's a little life advice from SuzyBlue...
  1. Don't live your life the way others think you should - it's nobody's life but yours, do what YOU want to do with it.
  2. Do not be ashamed of enjoying chips cheese and donner meat while sober (just don't make a habit of eating it regularly - it's disgustingly bad for you!).
  3. Sex is all kinds of better when it's with someone you love.
  4. Exercise regularly. 
  5. Do something that scares you every now and again.
  6. It's OK to not know who you are or what you want to do with your life when you're in your twenties.
  7. There is no greater feeling than being absolutely, ridiculously head over heals in love.
  8. Time heals everything.
  9. DO NOT take advantage of your health.
  10. Social media is not real life. Instagram is not spur of the moment - it's weeks of planning and 20 minutes of editing before anything goes online.
  11. Mints ease nausea, anxiety and digestive troubles (I know you know what I mean...).
  12. Take every opportunity offered to you - even if it's not what you want at the time, you never know where it will lead.
  13. Go on every job interview you are invited to - even if you know you don't want the job, interviews are always something you can learn and grow from.
  14. Don't take yourself or life too seriously.
  15. Do something you enjoy each month - whether that's getting your nails done, a spray tan or having a bottle of wine to yourself in the bath - enjoy your monthly "me time".
  16. Breathing techniques, mindfulness and meditation really help with anxiety disorders.
  17. Family, friends and loved ones are the most important thing - treasure them.
  18. Gin helps soothe all ailments
  19. It's totally OK to occasionally spend the full day in bed.
  20. Drink more water.
  21. Relationships take work - love is a choice, it doesn't just happen.
  22. Be kind to everyone you meet, you have no idea what someone is going through.
  23. Don't be afraid to take risks in life.
  24. Travel as often as you can, learn about other cultures, see the world.
S.B x