Today, March 10th 2015, is my blogs 5th birthday! I can’t believe Raindrops of Sapphire is 5 years old already! The time really feels like it has flown by, but at the same time, it feels like there wasn’t ever a time where I didn’t have my personal style blog. Raindrops of Sapphire is like an extension of me now, it’s a huge part of my life that just fits in with everything I do, making it like my third arm. It wouldn’t be where it is today (hitting just over 2 million views and collaborating with some amazing brands) if it wasn’t for all of you though, my loyal readers and supporters.
Not a day goes by that I don’t smile and enjoy reading the lovely comments that you leave me, yes there are some hateful ones along the way, but the ones that are important are the ones of encouragement and positivity! A huge thank you is going out to all of you who read my blog, those of you who comment on every post, and those of you who read without commenting (it might be nice to finally meet some of you though!), as you all make it worthwhile! It’s nice to know that I always have your support and you are there to chat to!
In celebration of Raindrops of Sapphire turning 5, I decided to make a video for you all. This one is a little different as I take you on a tour of one of my favourite places, the Botanical Gardens, and you also get to see a few panning shots of my outfit (which I will be sharing with you in a post soon) and a special set of personalised thank you’s to some of you at the end, so I really hope you like it! It’s taken a long time to put it together, which is why I don’t often do many videos in my posts and like to keep them for special occasions! You can watch it just below. Let me know what you think as I always cringe watching myself back and hearing my childlike voice, ha ha!
I was lucky enough to be illustrated again, this time by the incredibly talented Ming Choon from Fonsey and Me. She did a water colour illustration of one of my Winter outfits that I wore a few months ago. It was actually one of my favourite looks for Winter as I love mixing the burgundy, mustard and black together. You can see the original photo below and the painting above. Isn’t it really cool? A huge thank you to Ming for asking to paint me and reading my blog! You should definitely check out her work as she’s so talented. You can also see my other drawings and paintings from readers in my readers art section by clicking here.
So today is my blogs 4th birthday and I honestly can’t believe just how fast it’s gone! It still only feels like last year I was on my bed thinking up the name Raindrops of Sapphire at about 3am in the morning when I couldn’t sleep! These 4 years have just flown by and I’m really thankful for how much my blog has grown in this time, even though it’s been incredibly hard work, I’m very happy that all of you follow my posts and enjoy reading it! So, in honour of my 4th birthday, I thought I would do a video Q&A for you so you can get to know me a little bit better, in a more personal format. You can watch it above. I hope you like it and as always, let me know what you think in the comments below or if you have more questions!
This is a photo my boyfriend snapped of me, which turned out quite good, so it’s now my Facebook profile picture!
Here are some photos from my Instagram account (@LornaRaindrops) from the past couple of months. I think Instagram is my favourite app ever to be created, I absolutely love it and am always sharing photos and looking at other peoples pictures every day. I find it so inspiring and fun, I can spend ages on there! I like being able to share my Instagram photos with you here on my blog as well though, for those of you who don’t have the Instagram app. I don’t want you to miss out. I often post photos of new purchases, my kitties, scenery, food, what I’m up to, outfit previews etc, so if you want to follow me, you can get a great behind the scenes look at my life and blog.
On a different note, I wanted to let you know that lately I have been working really hard on my other blog, The Fashion Supernova. I announced it to you a long time ago and it’s a place for me to write about everything fashion related, which isn’t personal. I set it up purely because I wanted to keep Raindrops of Sapphire about my personal life and style, so it wasn’t really a great fit for me to write about look books, campaigns, fashion week etc here on this blog. The Fashion Supernova lets me write about whatever I want to in the fashion world, covering both women’s and men’s fashion. I’ve been working super hard at the moment covering fashion week shows, so please do check those out! It’s also become a blog that’s very much about fashion inspiration, so you will find other bloggers, street style and LOOKBOOK.nu outfits on there to be inspired by! I hope you like it! Don’t forget to also check out my YouTube channel though as I have uploaded lots of new videos from fashion week.
I’ve been really into beauty stuff lately and a friend introduced me to the charcoal mask from Origins. I picked up a sample last week and loved it, so I bought one, a long with a hand cream! I love their stuff now <3