Monday, 30 May 2016

Itsatashathing: an app called Vinted

Hi everyone,

Today I want to talk to you about an app called vinted. This can be downloaded from the apple and android app stores. You don't have to download the app as you can use it via a computer.

Vinted is an app where you can buy, sell and swap clothes. A little while ago vinted introduced being able to sell men's clothing, children's clothing, intimates and beauty products. I love Vinted as you can list for free and you will only get charged a small selling fee if you sell an item.

I have been on Vinted for over a year now and have sold, brought and swapped many items. I currently have a total of 77 items for sale. There are a large community one the site of what we call 'Vinties'. The Vinted community is lovely and you talk to one another via the forums.

Forums have different categories where you can create discussions about different topics. There is also a people and relationships category where you can seek advice from the community anonymously. 

My username is tashah.

I will go through a few things you can see on the app:

-Favourite items: favourite items (as you can see I have many) means when you like an item but may not have the money for it or want to explore other items, it gets put there so you can go back to it later. It's a bit like making a wish list.

-Personalisation: pretty self explanatory. Here you can change your size preferences, brands you like and follow and 'Vinties' you follow.

-Balance: again self explanatory. Here you can see when transactions have gone through how much you can withdraw or spend on Vinted. You can also see you pending balance from transactions you have made and are waiting for others to receive.

-My orders: here you can keep track of items you have sold or items you are waiting to receive.

-Bundle discount: bundle discount is a great incentive for other 'Vinties'. If you have this turned on (like I do) if someone has seen multiple items they like they can ask to do a bundle. They will then receive it at your discounted price. Discounts can be as little as 5% and as great as 50%.

-Invite friends and find friends: you can invite friends through email, Twitter or Facebook and find friends through Facebook and you mobiles address book.

-Holiday mode: if you are going away for a few days and won't be able to send items you can switch this on to avoid making people unhappy. You can even just switch this on if you want a break from selling items.

At the bottom which you can't see are settings, about Vinted and help centre.

Vinted also have their own social media accounts including a blog. (UK sites).

Vinted blog:

Vinted Twitter: @vinteduk

Vinted Instagram: @vinteduk

Personally I love Vinted and have brought many lovely items. Have you got Vinted? If so share your usernames and purchases below.

Tasha X

(P.S don't forget about my big announcement on Friday!)

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Itsatashathing: 50 facts about me

Hi everyone,

Well I've been thinking I've done a couple of blog posts now and I haven't really told you much about myself. So I thought why not try and get 50 facts about me together. 

So here we have it 50 facts about me:

1. I was born on a Friday
2. I'm a Capricorn
3. I'm a natural blonde
4. I was born approximately a month early
5. I don't have a middle name
6. I have a level 3 diploma in childcare and education 
7. I want to take a makeup foundation course to become a makeup artist
8. I'm obsessed with makeup
9. My favourite lipstick is MAC lovelorn (and this was my very first lipstick from MAC)
10. I own an iPhone 6s and this is my first iPhone
11. I'm in to all sorts of different music
12. The first concert I went to was at Wembley.
13. The concert was Busted's
14. My boyfriends name is Aron
15. We met on Instagram (as you do)
16. My favourite colour is red
17. I support Southampton football club
18. I'm right handed
19. I'm terrified of lifts (elevators)
20. I'm also scared of candles (sadly, as I love the smell and find them relaxing)
21. I'm an anxious person
22. I have slight OCD about most things
23. My favourite fruit is strawberries 
24. My favourite vegetable is broccoli
25. I am a massive (probably should be in capital letters and underlined) Harry Potter fan
26. I could watch Harry Potter day in day out (and I probably know the films word for word)
27. Christmas is my favourite time of the year
28. My favourite food is curry
29. My favourite Disney princess is probably Cinderella
30. My mum used to nick name me 'Goldilocks'
31. I love to read
32. I also love history 
33. I love to shop
34. I don't like feet
35. I still have a soft rabbit from when I was born
36. I'm short at just over 5 foot (my Mum is short so I was never going to be tall)
37. I have tiny feet (size 3)
38. My ideal evening is to cuddle up and watch a film (preferably with a tub of Ben and Jerry's ice cream)
39. I love chocolate
40. I love lush products, it takes me hours to get out of the shop (I'm currently using snow fairy shower gel *heaven*)
41. When I was younger I took part in dance classes, karate classes but my favourite hobby when I was younger was horse riding
42. My favourite animals are probably dogs, horses and rabbits
43. I had a pet rabbit called floppy when I was about 4
44. I've worn braces since the age of 15 (I'm now 20)
45. I had to have an operation on my mouth/teeth, that's why my braces have been on for such a long time (I cannot wait to get them off)
46. I like to see myself as an organised person. However, others may see it as an organised mess (or maybe just a mess)
47. I can't not wear rings, I wear two constantly and used to wear 6 at once
48. I like going on holiday even though I don't like flying
49. I'm a fairly superstitious person 
50. My dream is to go to Florida (one day I will!)

I never thought I'd ever think of 50 facts about me but here we have it. I know they're pretty basic but I couldn't think of much else.

Tasha X 

Sunday, 15 May 2016

My travel to-do list 2016

Hi everyone,

In 21 days exactly I will be on a plane to the island of Tenerife! I haven't been abroad since 2012. I am so excited to finally be going on holiday once again. However, this holiday will be the first without my parents. I will be going away with my boyfriend who has never been on holiday before. I like to see myself as an organised traveller, having everything I need with me and making sure everything is in place. So I thought I'd share with you my final to-do list.

First of all I need a clear bag containing clear bottles! This is one of the most important things to avoid any unnecessary hiccups at customs (I don't fancy being the person to hold up everyone in the que), not the best way to start your holiday. These little bags you can take in your hand luggage and are TSA approved. You can purchase them here at Superdrug for £3.99: or any other retailer.

I need tissues! Just in case you or anyone around you needs one. You don't want to have to run to the toilets on the airplane if you sneeze or for any other reason when you can have them handy in your carry-on. These ones are cute that I've found from Primark, they are £2.00 for a pack of four: they have a lovely flower design on them. 

Another necessity I need to get are some wet ones! We've all had that feeling when you've taken a sticky sweet from a bag and it's gone all over your fingers. You need a quick fix. Or, maybe you want to refresh your face, or wipe your mouth. I'm going to choose the 'wet ones be zingy'. They're a pack of 12 and I'm going to get these for a little extra refresh. Find them here at boots for £1.15

Now, if there was an award for the most sensitive lips on earth I think mine would win. Back when I was on holiday in 2016, I took with me a standard lip balm. Worst mistake. My lips where so sore and dry, basically sun burnt. I am not going to make the same mistake again and I am going to be buying the 'Nivea lip care sun protect SPF 30'. Boots have this one for £4.00. The best thing about this is it's waterproof so I don't have to worry that when I am in the pool it is going to wash off.

With any luck I won't need them but it's always handy to have some plasters. Superdrug have 'Elastoplast water resistant x40' for £2.39. I will put these in my carry-on just in case we happen to have any mishaps between check-in and Tenerife. Again they are waterproof, so perfect for getting in and out of the pool or sea. Find them here:

I also want to purchase a pack of footsie socks/shoe liners. These are hand if you have a pair of ballet pumps or converse Your feet are going to be able to breathe but without getting dreaded blisters. I found a pack of three from Matalan for £4.00. These have a cute leopard print design on them. Find them here:

I think this is everything I need to get now for our holiday. Is there anything you forget? What do you always have to take with you? Leave it in the comments below :)

Tasha x

Sunday, 8 May 2016

It's a Tasha Thing: a fresh start!


Feeling I neglected my last blog, I feel it's time to set up a new one and start something that I am going to stick at. I'm going to kick things of with a little bit about me:

Name: Tasha
Height: 5' nothing 
Hair Colour: blonde
Eye colour: blue
Interests/hobbies: I am a crazy make up and beauty hoarder. If I see something I like chances are I'm going to pick it up and put it in my basket. I like reading (any genre), watching films (again any genre) and trying out new makeup looks and trends. 

This blog will be the same as my old one about beauty, makeup and life. I hope you enjoy :)

Tasha x

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