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13 December 2017

Happiness Boutique, new earrings { review }

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Hello my birds! A few weeks ago I lost one of my favourite earrings. I was so crushed. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I think this was no exception. A couple of days later, I was approached by Sonja from the Happiness boutique. The Happiness Boutique is a lovely German brand. They have always intrigued me. They are very active on social media and offer a wilde range of affordable jewellery. So when they gave me the chance to review two pairs of earrings, I had to say yes. I had to discover their universe! Was I disappointed or was I even more in awe?


Happiness Boutique

They make quality products which are affordable and fashionable. On their website, you can buy earrings, necklaces, bracelets or rings. There are a lot of different styles. I chose two earrings from the 'Delicate earrings' range. They offer free delivery on every order - which in my book should always be the case. The brand also has set a reward program for its customers. Needless to say, I was smitten.

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Happiness Boutique's products

I chose two earrings : triangle drop earrings & a pair of stud earrings. Both earrings are in rose gold. I wanted something a little different and I love rose gold. I only like delicate earrings so I was afraid of the actual size of the earrings cause I've been duped before... I like tiny earrings. Both have the perfect size. It's very lovely and cute. The rose gold colour is beautiful. I love the asymetrical effect of the triange drop earrings. It gives it an edge. I tend to have allergy when it comes to metal which are not silver but I had no allergy while wearing both earrings for a day.

Do I recommend this shop?

Definitely, I'm very happy with both products. The quality is very good. The delivery was quite fast: about a week and a half. It came in a very cute box which was a lovely attention. I can't get enough of both products. I have been wearing them everyday since!

The Happiness boutique has a discount code for you, my birds. When you use this discount code at checkout, you'll get a 10% off discount on all your orders over 19€ :) The discount code is serenbird and is valid until January the 13th.

Do you like those earrings? What's your favourite kind of earrings?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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* This post is not sponsored. The products were sent to me for free. However, it contains my genuine and very own opinion.

28 November 2017

Photowall, Canvas print { review }

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Hello lovebirds,

I hope all is well. I teamed up with a new lovely brand this month. As you might know, I love home decor. I like Scandinavian style prints, wood furnitures and lovely declicate touch of rose gold and grey. I'm finishing up my living room as we speak. I was on the market for a new print or canvas which is why I couldn't resist reviewing one of Photowall 's products. Photowall is a Swedish company who makes wall murals and canvas prints. I chose a canvas which is called Cosmic Abstratiction. It has that Scandinavian feel which I cannot resist.

The order

The process is pretty simple. You have to pick a print for your canvas. Once you have chosen your print, you need to pick a frame. I chose the Do-it-yourself frame. You also need to pick the kind of edges you'd like. I picked the first kind of edges which has the print all over. Step 3 allows you to personnalize your canvas and pick the exact size you want for your canvas. Step 4 helps you visualize how your canvas will look like. Once you have completed all 4 steps, you can add the item into your cart.


The delivery

I got my order within 3 business days. I could choose when I was delievered and if I wanted to get it delivered at a pickup point. I pick a pickup point near my flat. The product was very careful packed. It was in a big box and everything was tied up nicely.

The product

The quality of the canvas is mind blowing. The material is very thick and robust. It feels very high end. The wood of the DYI frame is heavy and sturdy. I'm amazed by the quality of the canvas. It feels very high end and very luxuous.
As for the DYI frame, there is a manual. The manual lacks a bit of explaination. It's very short. It doesn't go into too much details. Maybe there should be a bit more images. Regardless, it took me less than 10 minutes to put everything together. The hardest part was figuring out where everything went ahah - #foreverclumsy.

Do I recommend this shop?

100% ! The customer care service is absolutely adorable. The shop has quality items at an affordable price. It's delivered quickly and at the most convenient time. Besides, I love how you get to built your canvas yourself. It tricked me into thinking I was not as giddy as I thought I was. I'm in love with my new canvas 😍 If you have not gone into Photowall website, you're clearly missing out! Go go go!

What do you think of this canvas?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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21 November 2017

Why you should always trust yourself

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Hello, my birds! I don't know about you but I'm one of those people who always expect the other shoe to drop. Every time something good happens I expect something bad to happen. It's like the magical order of things. Whenever I manage to get something, I have to loose something in return. This theory has been proven time after time. It's a fragile balance. I guess it has to do with who I'm as a person. I always go whole heart.

Trust your instincts

Over the years, I've learnt to always trust my guts. It has turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I'll admit it I'm very stubborn. I have a big mouth. Maybe too much of it at times. I always go too far, too quickly. I can be quite ill-tempered. If anything, I'm a handful. I'm often described as good only in small doses. I'm buzzing but I try to take time off to reflect on things. To reflect on what I've done and what I need to achieve. Sometimes, you know deep in your soul what's right for you and what you should do. You can tell when you need to walk away. Even if it hurts, even if it's hard, you have to trust yourself. Do what's best for you. It's okay to be selfish sometimes... In the end, it's important to know when to say stop, to start over and when to simply trust that things will work out for the best.


Never look back

If you took this decision, it was for the best. You had your reasons. Now, you will need to stick with it. Deal with the consequences. In my experience, no matter how scared or self-conscious I was, it turned out alright in the end. I have made some decisions over the last few months. Big ones. I have decided to choose myself. It may sound a bit silly but it's as cheesy as it sounds. I've decided to stop caring so much. To start giving less crap. I have stopped doing the things I didn't want to do. I don't have time to spend with people who don't even bother to check up on me. I don't have time or energy to waste anymore.

I have had a bumpy road but I'm very lucky. I've never had to deal with heavy and very difficult things. I've had an average life. I have a mother, a father and a little brother. I had a grandmother who raised me and built me into the person I am now. Even if I wish I was half the person she was, I think I turned out okay. It can sound easy. It wasn't always easy but it wasn't nothing I could not handle. Life has a way of toughen you up. Building up from the ground where it left your breathless. I'm in an happy place right now. I'm hoping it to last a little while longer. I know it won't but in the meantime I'm enjoying it as much as I can.

I hope you're having a lovely week.

If you're searching for me, I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop. Let me know if you catch it before I do!


And you, do you trust yourself ?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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18 October 2017

how I got into blogging

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I first started blogging in January 2014. At this time, blogging was just something you did for fun. There were not that many bloggers out there. It was no industry, no opportunity for a marvellous job. There were a lot of fashion bloggers. Then, we all came together : the beauty lovers, lifestyle dreamers, foodies and traveling bloggers. Well, next thing you know, there were hundreds of bilions of bloggers all over the world. Soon, everyone was becoming a blogger. Then, Instagram arose and we all started to share more than our lives. We were selling a picture perfect life.

~ Old school blogging

Let's turn back time, my birds. Blogging didn't use to be so perfect. Back in 2014, it wasn't all about selling the dream, the perfect lives, only showing people what they wanted to see. It was more like sharing a piece of yourself, talking about your dreams and passions. It was more like creating a bridge between you and the world. Everyone was blogging for themselves and no one else.

~ How serenbird was born

What was the idea between Serenbird? I wanted a place to share my thoughts. I needed a place to express myself and to talk about the things I loved. In the beginning, I was sure I would never get any readers. I was not doing it for the fame. I was blogging because I loved writing but then the most incredible thing happened. People came across my blog. They sent me emails, followed me, left comments on my blogposts.

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The world was responding. There were people out there.
And that, my birds, was the most wonderful thing I had ever seen.


~ Why I decided to write in English & how my style evolved

The very first bloggers I followed were InTheFrow & Llymlrs. They are amazing girls with a killer style. They were sharing pictures of their everyday outfits. I was fully aware that I would never be able to do outfits posts. I don't have the resources or the knowledge to do so eventhough I freaking love fashion. So I turned back to my other passion : makeup and beauty products. I wrote very small reviews and started taking pictures. They were far from perfect but I was trying my best. My pictures are still not as good as I want them to be but I've grown to love my blog. My style has grown and evolved. I love composing pictures, mixing patterns and playing with lights. As for my writing style, at some point I even tried to write my blogs in English and French but ended up sticking to English. It took too much time and I didn't have many French followers. I prefer writing in English anyway so I didn't see why I should do something I didn't like.

While I know I would never be a famous blogger, I'm very happy to be in the position I'm now. I have given a lot of time and efforts into this blog. What I am most proud of as to be you: my birds. I'm the luckiest girl in the world. Thank you for making SERENBIRD real. I would not be there if it wasn't for you. Now, I'm not only writing for myself, I'm writing for you, my birds. ♥

What about you, how and when did you get into blogging?

Thank you for reading and I'll see you soon ♥ x

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