Sarandipity’s new design!

26-07-’13
Hi everyone 
 
As you probably have seen by now I have made some major changes in the design of my blog. I wanted a more clean design for a while now and here it is, after a couple of days of hard work and trying out different things. The design is handmade with HTML and CSS styles only, by me and my boyfriend. 
 

So a few things have changed, I don’t have that many widgets any more in my sidebar. You can now find all my social media links in the social media icons section beneath the Saranda from Sarandipity text. These social media icons include also Independent Fashion Bloggers, Lookbook.nu and Fashiolista! You can now also view my Instagram shots on the sidebar. The follow me section has a more simple overview with GFC, Bloglovin’ and the subscribe widget beneath each other. Besides this you can still look for posts by clicking on the I blog about section and you can still search my blogs archives. 

If you have any questions about my new design please let me know and I will answer of course! 
What do you think of this new design from my blog?! Please let me know in the comments! 
Ciao, 
Saranda

[CLOSED] Giveaway: Burberry the Beat!

Hi all, 

My first giveaway is here! Woohoo! 😉 
Don’t expect too much, it is not something big haha. I am giving away a cute little Burberry the Beat fragrance giftset! In the giftset is a little mini of eau de parfum, a body lotion and a shower gel! 

The fragrance of Burberry the Beat has a fruity / floral base with aromas of Italian Mandarin, fruity and floral aromas of quince blossom, iris and Ceylon tea to accomplish an overall passionate but soft, feminine impression.

This giveaway is open for EU citizens only, I am sorry for my other followers!
You can participate by following the steps in the Rafflecopter. Open for participation from today. The winner will be picked by the Rafflecopter on 12 May. In the following week I will contact the winner and the item will be send within two weeks.

Hope you all join this giveaway and spread the love with your friends! 🙂 
xoxo  a Rafflecopter giveaway

My name…

Found some cool story about my name which I wanted to share with you all: 
 
“What does Saranda mean?”
 
About my name, it’s kinda special… not to brag about it, it just is haha. The story about how my parents named me is also special in my opinion. They saw a birth card of another girl who was born in the same hospital, I never ran into her funny enough haha (maybe as baby’s?). And my parents liked the name so much they named me Saranda as well, yay! 😀 But the meaning of my name is kinda bizar… Read along:
“[ syll. sa-ran-da, sar-a-nda ] The baby girl name Saranda is pronounced SAERahNDah †. Saranda’s language of origin is Old Greek and it is predominantly used in Albanian. It is literally from the word saranda which is of the meaning ‘forty’. The first name is derived from the place name of the district of Sarandë in Albania, itself from the Greek phrase ‘Agioi Saranda’ meaning ‘Forty Saints’. A variation of Saranda is Sarandë (Albanian).”
So, translated to Old Greek my name means forty (40). By a miracle I was born on 4 october, 04-10, 4 times 10 = 40. Strange huh? It was meant to be I think! Serendipity in a way! And I must say, I love my name <3
 
Hugs, 
 
Saranda

Whoop! I got nominated for tha…

… Liebster Award!! 🙂 


Thank you Starftsh for nominating me! I did some research on the whole thing, because I have seen it at some bloggers but I actually was wondering what the nomination actually means. Well it doesn’t mean that much if you ask me, after my research. But it does mean that the one who nominates you likes your blog I think, haha. 

So about the Liebster award in short, the name is German for dearest, sweetest, favorite etc etc. The award is meant for blogs with 200 followers or less, but this used to be 2000 or something. So the rules over time have changed, no problem! More bloggers to nominate. But I do feel like this is a sort of chain-letter idea.. 


The rules: 

  • Link back to the blogger who nominated you. Done 😉
  • Post 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions you have been given.
  • Create 11 questions for your nominees.
  • Now choose / search for 11 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  • Nominate them and let them know on their page.


First the 11 facts, I… :

  1. live together with my boyfriend, yay!
  2. am Dutch, but I have a Greek name and I could be mistaken for a Swedish girl..
  3. have very big ambitions, for example I would like to change the world.
  4. should be writing a part of my thesis right now but I lack motivation a.t.m.
  5. have an addiction to girly series, like PLL/S@B/Lying Game/OUAT/Glee/GG
  6. also watch bloody violent series, like: Breaking Bad, GoT and True Blood
  7. am addicted to music!
  8. tend to clean up everything when I am mad or bored.
  9. want to travel the whole wide world.
  10. think I have more than 30 nailpolishes.
  11. like to play around like a little kid (sometimes)
So going on to the questions I need to answer….
 
– What inspired you to become a blogger? Well, at that time in my life I just really wanted a space for my own where I could write whatever I wanted. And so the blog started as a diary / Psychology blog. Turned out, blogging about Psychology is very hard and it takes a lot of time so I decided to let the blog be about my own lifestyle, my own travels, fashionsense etc.
 
– Outdoor or Indoor? I suppose I can’t say both haha. Well I love the outdoors, but I don’t like the cold / rainy weather in Holland… So outdoors but in a warmer more sunny country please!
 
– Least favorite makeup product you own? Uhm…. I actually like all my make-up haha. But what I definately do not like is always getting showergel on birthdays haha, does that count as well? Sometimes if I don’t even like the smell I spill it, deliberately…
 
 If you had the choice to see your future, would you take it? No, although I would be very tempted to do so. 
 
 Favourite music band/artist? I don’t have a favourite at this moment actually.
 
– Describe your fashion style. I think simple, feminine, 
 
– What’s one thing you can’t live without, besides any type of technology? A hot shower! 😀
 
– Favorite kind of shoes to wear? Comfortable heels for sure!
 
– If you could had the chance to be on the cover of a magazine, what magazine
 brand would you like to be featured on? The Italian VOGUE! No doubt about it! I can’t read Italian very well but I can speak a little bit and I really love the magazine! So stylish, always love their covers!
 
– Favourite Make up brand? SEPHORA! I just love that brand. In the Netherlands when there is a discount in the mall it’s always three items voor €10. That is the moment I buy all my SEPHORA items haha.
 
– What are two saying that you live by?
 
1. They always say time changes things but you actually have to change them for yourself. *Andy Warhol
 
2. But whether it be dream or truth, to do well is what matters. If it be truth, for truth’s sake. If not, then to gain
 friends for the time when we awaken. *Pedro Calderon de la Barca

Thank you all for reading, tommorow I will post my created questions and my nominees!

Now I am going to watch a movie 🙂 
 
xo,
 
Sarandipity
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