Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

In my previous post I've listed 12 great gifts that all women would love, so obviously I also needed to do a men's version! But since I'm a girl, I really needed a man to help me out with this one, haha. So I begged my boyfriend Leonardo to find six items that he would love to get for Christmas, and I did my best to find six gifts for men as well.

Gifts 1-6 are my picks, and 7-12 are Leonardo's. We have both tried to select items that vary from very affordable to higher priced, and they are all listed in no particular order. So please keep reading if you need help with your Christmas shopping, and we really hope our list may be of help for you! :)

Sharon's picks:

1. Sony Playstation 4 Pro - 1TB
€399 - $399 - £349 | Shop

2. Topman: Gingerbread Man Christmas sweater
€40,00 - $55,00 - £30,00 | Shop

3. Givenchy Gentlemen Only Absolute
Prices vary, depending on size (50 ml/100 ml) | Shop

4. Fitbit Blaze smart/fitness watch
€229,95 - $199,95 - £159,955 | Shop

5. Apple iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case
€93,50 - $99,00 - £79,73 | Shop

6. HyperX Cloud Revolver Gaming Headset
€113,30 - $119,99 - £96,95 | Shop

Leonardo's picks:

7. La Trappe Tripel
Prices vary, depending on size | Shop

8. Carlsberg Astronaut Advertisement Poster
€3,28 - $3,48 - £2,80 | Shop

9. Anthony: The Perfect Shave Kit
€61,34 - $65,00 - £52,34 | Shop

10. Tommy Hilfiger "James" Watch
€139,58 - $147,89 - £119,09 | Shop

11. National Geographic Eaton III Tripod Globe
€404,91 - $429,00 - £345,48 | Shop

12. Giorgio Armani "Frames Of Life Collection" Sunglasses
€230,00 - $243,67 - £222,00 | Shop
What's on your Christmas list this year? :)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Christmas Gift Guide For Her

Hey everyone!

As the holidays are coming up, and we're all slowly getting into the Christmas spirit, I thought it might be fun to write a Christmas gift guide! :) Of course I am aware that everyone has different taste, and everyone has different preferences, but I did try to pick out gifts that most women would love! :) So please keep reading if you're having trouble shopping for a certain lady, and I really hope this list may be of help for you!

All gifts will vary from very affordable to higher priced, and are listed in no particular order.

1. Diptyque: Set of mini candles (Baies, Figuier, Roses)
€75,00 - $90,00 - £60,00 | Shop

2. Ralph Lauren: Aran-Knit scarf
€69,95 - $74,35 - £60,31 | Shop

3. Clarisonic Mia Fit Holiday Gift Box
€207,00 - $219,00 - £177,55 | Shop

4. Victoria's Secret: The Sleepover Knit Pajama
More colours available. €62,64 - $54,50 - £49,55 | Shop

5. Porcelain "Me ❤ You" plate
€5,99 - $6,99 - £4,99 | Shop

6. Huda Beauty eyeshadow palette - Rose Gold edition
€61,05 - $65,00 - £62,43 | Shop


7. Chanel Coco Mademoiselle
Prices vary, depending on size (30 ml/50 ml/100 ml) | Shop

8. Lucite Twinlillies "Cutie Cube" make up organizer
€234,96- $249,00 - £201,45 | Shop

9. Book: "New York: Through A Fashion Eye" by Megan Hess
€19,75- $20,93 - £16,95 | Shop

10. Victorias's Secret Pink: Bed In A Bag - "Berry Floral"
More colours available. Prices vary, depending on bed size | Shop

11. Waterproof Bluetooth shower speaker
More colours available. €23,50 - $24,95 - £20,25 | Shop

12. Knitted mermaid tail blanket
More colours available. €24,00 - $30,00 - £18,00 | Shop

I hope my selection of gifts has given you some more inspiration to shop for your colleague, friend, girlfriend or wife! :) My boyfriend Leonardo will join me in a few days for a men's gift guide, so please stay tuned for more!

Let me know, what's on your Christmas list this year? :)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Pochette Métis

If there's one thing I'll never have enough of, it's definitely handbags. After all, my social media username is sharonvuitton for a reason! :) To be honest I usually keep my outfits pretty simple, but I do love a fancy handbag as the final touch, and to really style everything up. If you follow me on Instagram, you've probably already seen my newest item, but I'm super excited to write a blog post about it anyway! :)

I've had my eye on the Louis Vuitton Pochette Métis for a really long time now. I always thought it was such a cute little bag, and I'd always stare at it on the Louis Vuitton website, haha. I was a little afraid it would be too small for me though, but I had the same doubts before I bought my medium size Chanel 2.55 - and I 100% love that bag now, so I decided to wait a little while, and do a bit of research before buying. So after watching a couple of "What's In My Bag" videos on YouTube, I learned that it will fit all of the necessities I want to carry around, and I really didn't have to worry about it being too small.

So last week I wanted to go to the Louis Vuitton store to pick up this beauty, but I got it as a gift instead, and I've been in love with it ever since I got it. I've worn it every day since I got it, and it's so so so incredibly pretty! What I mainly love about it, is how versatile it is: as I can wear it when I go shopping, but it's still appropriate for church, and when I take the cross body strap off, it looks really pretty as a clutch for a more formal event.

This bag - and even the removable cross body strap - is made of the famous Louis Vuitton coated canvas and features the classic LV monogram. All hardware is gold, which I find very pretty :) It also has a cute little zipped compartment in the back, which most of the Louis Vuitton coated canvas bags don't have, so that's a very special detail! The top handle of this bag is made of leather, and right now the colour is still really light: basically a pale beige, but over years this will darken to its full patina, and become a beautiful honey brown :) The inside of this bag is divided into three compartments, which is very convenient, and easy to organize. So besides being absolutely beautiful, it's also really practical, and that's always what's most important for me when it comes to handbags!

Do you have any fashion obsessions?
Like, are you obsessed with handbags too? Or do you prefer shoes? Let me know! :)

Friday, November 04, 2016

What I got for my 23rd birthday!

It was my birthday yesterday, and I had a great one! I shared a picture of some of my wrapped presents last night before I went to bed, and this morning I thought it might be a good idea to show what was inside of those super cute presents! :)

I don't have a picture of my first - and favourite - present, because it's on my computer. My boyfriend logged in to my Origin account and bought me The Sims 4 as a surprise! He knows how much I enjoy building and decorating in Sims 3, so I think the Sims 4 is a really thoughtful and sweet gift of him! :) I absolutely love it and I can't wait to spend millions of hours playing, haha.

I also got a three wick "Marshmallow Fireside" candle from Bath & Body Works. It's one of my favourite candles for the colder seasons because it smells so yummy, and what I love most about these candles is that they always last me a very long time.

My mom also bought me the Real Techniques sculpting brush for contouring, because my Nars Ita brush started shedding like crazy all of a sudden, and it just isn't as great anymore as it used to be. So I really needed a new one, and I'm curious and excited to find out if this one from Real Techniques is what I'm looking for! I haven't tried it yet, because I'm currently having a very relaxing no make up-day, haha, but I will write a blog post about it when I've used it a couple of times! :) I love most of my other Real Techniques brushes - except for their blush brush -, so I will definitely let you know if the sculpting brush is as great as I've heard! :)

She also gave me the Real Techniques brush cleansing palette to make cleaning my make up brushes much easier and faster, as that's a task I really hate doing, haha. I'm currently using the Sigma brush cleansing glove, but it's so frustrating and annoying to use, as I have to wear it on my left hand, and use my right hand to hold the brush I'm washing. So after just a few brushes, either my left - or my right hand gets very sore, and I can't really switch hands or anything! So I have to keep taking breaks when I'm busy washing brushes, which is frustrating because I have a pretty large collection, and I'm sure you can imagine how annoying and time consuming that must be! So I'm sure I will love this RT palette, as I can easily lay it down in my sink without having to hold it up all the time, and I really hope it will take me much less time to clean my make up brushes! :)

Another thing my mother bought me is this Breakfast at Tiffany's Blu-ray! In case you didn't know, Breakfast at Tiffany's is one of my favourite movies of all time! So I was really upset when a couple of months ago my DVD got a couple of scratches on it, and eventually even stopped working at all :( I've really missed watching this movie, so I'm very happy to be able to watch it again! And of course the imagine quality of a Blu-ray is a huge improvement compared to an old DVD, haha.

My grandma bought me a book that I've been wanting to read ever since it came out in 2012 :) It's called "The Charm Bracelet", and it's written by Melissa Hill. She's my favourite author, so I'm sure I will love to read it. Her stories are usually about love and weddings, and I already have quite a lot of her books! They're always full of fun and unexpected plot twists, which makes me finish her books at top speed :) I have a couple of days off work next week, so I really can't wait to cuddle up on the couch with a blanket and a hot cup of tea, and read :)

And the last thing I got for my birthday is this really cool 3D puzzle my dad gave me! As a child, he always encouraged me to play with Lego and things like that, so he likes to keep that tradition alive by giving me fun puzzles and stuff. I'm not sure if everyone knows what a 3D puzzle is, but it's basically a mini DIY construction kit, which doesn't lay flat like a jigsaw puzzle, but it's 3D like an actual building! I've already built the Eiffel Tower, Empire State Building, and the Statue of Liberty in the past, so I'm looking forward to building the beautiful Neuschwanstein Castle next :)

It's in Bavaria, Germany, and I want to see it with my own eyes so badly! Walt Disney let it serve as his inspiration for the princess castles in the Disney parks around the world, and because I'm a huge Disney fan, I think this puzzle is perfect for me :) Once completed, it will be around 40 cm (15") high, so wish me luck haha! Neuschwanstein Castle must be one of the most beautiful and romantic places in the world, so I'd love to go there sometime. But until that day comes, I'll just build my puzzle :)

Official Sharon Day

Hey there! How are you? :)

It's a little late right now, so it will probably be after midnight when I publish this - but today (November 3) it was my birthday! :)

I turned 23 years old today, and I feel so blessed to have spent it with my loved ones. My parents and my grandmother took me out for a surprise lunch, and some of my relatives came over to my house today as well. I'm always looking forward to seeing everyone, so I had a really lovely day. Of course I missed my boyfriend deeply today, but we talked on the phone, and his voice always helps me when I feel alone, so I'll just hope and pray to see him again soon!

This morning I was busy opening presents, when I realized I should probably take a picture to document how amazingly cute they were wrapped. So here we go! :)

Do you like them? :) And where do you live? How do you celebrate birthdays over there? :)