Featured Blogger: Suncream and Sparkles

Suncream and Sparkles blogger profile photoName  Heather Townsend

Blog Suncream and Sparkles

Age  34

Location  UK & Spain

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Introduce us to your blog…

My blog Suncream and Sparkles is a fashion, travel and lifestyle blog. Being ex-cabin crew, I have a passion for travel and I love to share my overseas adventures on my blog. I love to share fashion ideas and how to bring current trends into our everyday lives. My blog is fun and easy-going and I hope to inspire and entertain my readers with new products I’ve discovered, plus my general everyday musings.

What made you decide to start blogging?

While we were living overseas I wanted a ‘free’ hobby to keep me entertained while my husband was at work.  I used to watch a lot of reality shows (my guilty pleasure!) and I would hear the characters mention their blogs and, me not really knowing much about ‘blogging’, I blindly started up Suncream and Sparkles.  I literally just started writing and built my blog up over the last couple of years or so. I’m really pleased with how it’s looking today and I am constantly learning and creating with it.

Where do you get your wardrobe inspiration?

These days it would probably be Instagram. I’m always scrolling through and I love to search different hashtags to discover what people all over the world are wearing and how they style up their outfits.

If you could meet any top blogger, who would it be and why?

There are so many fabulous bloggers out there, this got me thinking. I think it would have to be Alexandra Pereira who writes Lovely Pepa. She’s a Spanish blogger and I adore her style, always so effortless. I love reading her travel posts and how she incorporates fashion and travel on her blog.

What trend are you currently obsessed with?

Tassels and fringing! I love it! I like to think the love for all things fringed comes from my inner bohemian hippy, haha! I think adding a little fringing to the simplest of outfits, can make it look absolutely styled to perfection.

Sleeveless fringed cardigan M&Co
Sleeveless fringed cardigan

What’s the one beauty product you couldn’t live without and why?

It would have to be my Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturiser. It’s been my favourite for years, and if I don’t use it I can really tell the difference. I love how light it is and how it moisturises my face perfectly. It lasts for ages too, which is always a plus when justifying the price tag!

Who’s your celebrity style crush? Khloe Kardashian. She is really upping her game and always looks perfect. I really envy her outfits, how she embraces her height and literally ‘works it’!

Khloe Kardashian in a black halterneck jumpsuit IMAGE: Everett/REX/Shutterstock
Khloe Kardashian in a black halterneck jumpsuit

What’s your favourite piece from our current collections?

I absolutely love the Butterfly Print Shirt Dress. I just think it’s the perfect item for spring all the way through to summer. It can be dressed up with killer heels for the evening and also kept casual with some flat gladiator sandals for daytime.

Butterfly print shirt dress
Butterfly print shirt dress

Do you prefer to shop online or in-store?

I do love the whole element of online shopping, but between the two I’d have to pick in-store. I love to try on before I buy and always have to try a couple of sizes! I do, however, tend to research outfits online before I head to the shops.

If you had to share one piece of fashion advice what would it be?

To invest in a good pair of jeans! Once you find the style, fit and shape that makes you super-confident then get them in black and the blue of your choice. There is nothing quite like a good pair of jeans. They really are a wardrobe staple, as they can be worn smart and casual with flats, trainers and heels.

Joanne Wilkinson

Joanne Wilkinson

Online editor, blogger, email marketer, graphic designer and creative copywriter at M&Co. Fashion magazines, American soap operas, loud music, cocktails, sunshine and red lipstick are just some of the things that make me happy.

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