Monday, 14 August 2017

Back To School Giveaway!


Now, this is a bit of an exciting blog! Today I am announcing my back to school giveaway!

In order to enter this giveaway, all you have to do is like my facebook page! You can also get a bonus entry by signing up to my mailing list at the bottom of this page!

I will be adding more prizes to the giveaway every day so make sure you keep an eye on my Facebook page. So what have we got so far?

First of all a massive thank you to Handmade Notebooks (AKA @nichola01) and Frosty1 (AKA @odin1megan) who contributed these prizes from their respective Depop Stores!

So this prize is open to everyone of all ages and from anywhere around the world. I will pick the winner on the 31st of August and they will be notified via Facebook messenger. If the winner does not respond within 24 hours I will pick a new winner. Prizes will be sent out as soon as I have your address. If you are under the age of 18 please make sure you have your parents permission.

Good Luck!!!

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This competition is not sponsored or affiliated by Facebook. The winner will be chosen at random by either a computer generated selector or an unaffiliated party. I am not responsible for the items after posting but if possible I will replace any damaged items.

Sunday, 13 August 2017

Let's GoCustomized

As you already know my very talented friend created me my fabulous logo recently so when a company called Go Customized approached me to create my own personalised phone case there was only one design I was going to choose!

Go Customized is a Dutch company based in Amsterdam. They create customised phone cases, Bluetooth speakers, notebooks, power banks, USB cards and earbud cases all of which you can personalise with your photos and designs!

The design process is really easy, all you have to do is choose the colour of the item you would like, upload your image and position it where you would like to on the item and that's it! You pay for it and choose your shipping option!

I think my favourite part of the process is when Go Customized sends you this video showing you how they create your new phone case.
I couldn't figure out how to add it to the post properly, I apologise.

The delivery was also super quick, taking only two business days!

I chose to order a white hard case for my iPhone 6, this would have cost me £13.99 And here it is! I am so in love with it!

Create your own here and I would love to see them when they arrive! Let me know in the comments what you think!

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Although this product was sent to me for free in return for the promotion of their business all opinions are mine and I would only consider writing about products I genuinely like and would use.

Friday, 11 August 2017

Fragrance Friday: Ralph Lauren Love

This is a series I have been very excited to write! This is because I   get to write about one of my favourite things; perfume!

In 2014 I had the opportunity to work at the Fragrance Shop, although it was only a short stint thus far it has been my favourite job. And this is where my fragrance journey began (or should I say obsession!).

Ralph Lauren Love was bought for me for my 20th birthday last year. It is a floral and slightly fruity fragrance, fantastic for these summer months. To explain the notes further I have created this great graphic!

To me, the design of the bottle is just as important as the fragrance itself. Ralph Lauren Love is a simple bottle in Ralph Lauren's classic shallow but wide shape. The bottle is a beautiful hot pink with a contrasting blue lid.

You can buy Ralph Lauren Love at The Fragrance Shop

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***This post is in no way linked or affiliated with Ralph Lauren or The Fragrance Shop. All opinions and images are my own and do not represent the views of the businesses mentioned or featured***

Thursday, 10 August 2017

The Story Behind The Business: A Thousand Yellow Daisies

You may recognise this businesses name from my recent post about a facebook market night, the market night was a big success and in this post, I am going to introduce you to Sam the fantastic woman behind A Thousand Yellow Daisies!

ATYD create mugs, stationery and gifts with brilliant floral prints. Sam Started the business with a backlog of patterns and graphics that she had designed simply for fun. She spent 5 years learning and developing skills that would support her design abilities. during the start of ATYD she found that patterns inspired by nature were the most popular and in her opinion her best work. Currently, her main inspiration comes from working with others. She currently collaborates with Chick With Chainsaw, creating beautifully personalised coasters.

Ideally, Sam wants to be able to secure a business that she can simply live off of.

"All I want from A Thousand Yellow Daisies is to be able to make a small living that allows me to turn my passion into a career and spend everyday doing what I love. In doing this I also hope to be able to establish strong connections with fellow small businesses and makers to support each other and work collaboratively".

So what is Sam most proud of about the business? Quite simply that ATYD still exists! It has been a tough first year for Sam and has hit many walls along the way.
"There was time after time where I wondered if i'd made the right decision. When juggling the business alongside part time jobs, sometimes working overtime it was exhausting. Attending market stalls that just weren't right for me almost every weekend for 3 months in the run up to Christmas, getting up at 6am and home by 6pm making hardly any sales I wondered why I was even still trying".
 But despite all of that she continued, she just completed a free lance project rebranding a cocktail bar and two more freelance opportunities in the pipe line. There is even the possibility of working on a wedding. Because of all of this she is inspired to work even harder, it would have been easy to give up at any point but she is glad she didn't as she would never have had some of the opportunities she has had other wise.

The future is looking very bright for Sam and AYTD with several big projects being planned for the autumn of this year and spring of next year! This was all she could tell me so I am very excited to hear more about them in the future!

Currently, you can find AYTD on Facebook and Instagram. You can also buy all of AYTD's fabulous designs on Etsy, Chic Shed Designs - Ryton, Tyne and Wear; House of Vestress - Hayle, Cornwall and Sapphire Gifts in Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire.

Now I have some very exciting news! I am officially an ambassador for ATYD! This means Every month I will be introducing you to one of Sam's fantastic items (expect pretty Instagram posts!) and it also means you get a 15% discount on pretty much all of her items! How ace is that! In order for you to get this discount just enter code ATYD15HB at the checkout! Make sure to let me know what you buy either in the comments below or by using #lovehayleybeth in any of your posts!

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Sunday, 6 August 2017

Blog Goals For August

Like me you have probably read loads of August goals posts but here's another to add to your list! I was inspired so I sat down and had a think about what I really wanted to achieve this month and here it is!

Getting a New Website!

That's right! As great as blogger is, me and my blog have out grown it. This also another opportunity to work with the awesome Cameron Stroud. So what do I have to do to achieve this?
  • Buy a domain
  • Find a host
  • Create perfection
  • Put together a big giveaway for the launch!!!

Get to 500 Followers on Instagram!

I currently have 340 followers so it isn't the biggest challenge but in order to get there, I have to put the work in. 
  • Find a theme- everyone bangs on about having a theme but my blog is quite eclectic so I'm not sure how to achieve that
  • Use the same background in all of my pictures- I currently have a load of vintage furniture in my house and it makes for a great background for my blog photos.

My Facebook Needs Help!

My Facebook seems to be the least interacted social media that I have. It currently only has only 57 likes, most of which are friends and family. This month I would love to surpass 150 likes. It doesn't sound like much but it is the first step. In order to get people to discover my Facebook, I am going to hold a back to school giveaway where in order to enter you must like my page and share the post. Hopefully, that will bring more people to my page and subsequently my blog!

I can't wait to see how I smash these goals! What are your goals for August? Comment them below and we will achieve them together!