Monday, 20 July 2015

Moving To London And Starting A New Job

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I have had very hectic fortnight to say the least and it has been stressful but it’s all good and exciting! It has been a good kind of stress! 

Two weeks ago, I posted a photo on Instagram saying that I was about to catch the train down to London to meet Soap & Glory. That meeting was a job interview and before I returned home from the interview, I got an email to say that I got the job and I accepted, of course! They wanted me to start straight away so I packed my suitcase, bought my train tickets and a week later, I started work!

In between that time, I have spent A LOT of stressful hours on Spare Rooms to find a place to stay. I was hopeful that I actually had a place sorted and I felt like all the hours I spent on Spare Room was paying off but the landlord let me down last minute, so I booked a couple of night at an AirBnB while I got myself sorted. Luckily, my ‘plan B’ worked out and I managed to find another room on the first night I got to London, so I moved in after my comfortable stay at a lovely AirBnB. 

Moving in to my new flat was a bit of a shock, I think it was the realisation that this isn't a holiday and that I'm actually living here for the time being. I mean, it's only a short-term set up, but everything happened in such a rush, I finally had time to stop whizzing around and think about what was happening. When I arrived at the flat, there was loads to clean up but they landlord recently refurbished the place and the room has been painted white (yay! A blogger's dream!) so all I had to do was a buy a few things to make it feel more homely!

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When I was at my interview a couple weeks ago, everything just felt right. I wasn’t as nervous as I had been in my previous interviews and I felt at ease which was a good sign! If you’ve read my blog for a long time or have followed me on social media, you will know that Soap & Glory is one of my favourite brands so I feel really lucky that I have the opportunity to work for them and in the digital marketing team too. Hopefully, I will learn loads about how digital marketing works in a big brand - social media, content management, campaigns, blogger outreach, stats and all that jazz!

The low-down is that I’m assisting the digital marketing team until September. I think I have settled in quite quickly, and everyone is really nice! I like to get on with work and power through the day to do as much as possible, and it’s a busy time at the moment so I’m just getting stuck in, really. 

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There isn’t much that I’m allowed to say about the job, and I’ve never been one to go in to details about my work (or anything personal) on my blog, so there won’t be any blogposts on what goes on in the office or any ‘behind-the-scenes’ or anything like that. But I will still be buying Soap & Glory products from Boots with my own money, and you will definitely still see reviews pop up on my blog and social media, just as much as you did before (I hope you don’t mind!). I was given an awesome goody bag on my first day so I’m sure you’ll see a review in the next couple of weeks!

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I miss daily blogging but I’ll blog as much as I can because it's still something I love to do no matter how busy I am! Whenever I have spare time, I’ll be using that time to blog and I've got 3 or 4 backlogged posts to write up so I'll get them done at some point! But now that I’ve settled in to my new room, I need to find out where I can take the best blog photos (nice photos are very important to me!) and how I can work around my new schedule. I think I’m probably going to spend every Sunday writing up blogposts.

And just a heads up - if my photos don’t look as good as they were, it’s because I don’t have my DSLR with me in London and without it, it actually feels like I’m missing my right arm or something. I’ll either be using my little digital camera or my iPhone which I’m a bit skeptical about, but lets see if I can make good use of both! But I am really sorry if they don’t look as good as normal! I hope you can all bear with me for now! x


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  1. Congrats, this is awesome! Good luck x

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  2. Those are amazing news! I'd love to work with brands that I love. :D
    I wish you the best luck for your new job! It's a hell of experience!
    I'll wait for those photos!!
    Lots of Love
    Inês

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  3. Good luck with the new job and the move to London I'm sure you'll have a great time.

    Don't forget to give me a shout in case we're heading to the same blogger events and/or if you're ever in the Liverpool Street/Bank area let me know.

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  4. This is amazing. Congratulations! Working for a brand like S&G is an amazing opportunity for anyone. Grasp it as tight as possible and don't let go - man that sounded cheesy! haha

    Georgie
    xoxo

    TheLipstickDaily

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  5. How interesting, best of luck to you!

    www.whimsicalzoo.blogspot.com

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  6. Ahh congratulations on your new job lovely!!!!!! It is always daunting moving to somewhere to start something new! I did the same for my job, but it was the best move I ever made! Good luck!!!

    Zoe Newlove Beauty Blogger & MUA

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  7. Good luck in your new job - I'm sure you'll smash it!

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  8. Welcome to London! It's so awesome that you're settling in well & congratulations on your new job!

    Augustina | http://inhersparetime.blogspot.co.uk/

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  9. Good luck on the new job, it sounds amazing and I can't wait to read all those reviews!
    Maddy, xo // UNSTITCHEDD

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  10. How amazing!! Sounds brilliant and I'm so happy for you!! Good luck for the future my lovely xxx

    hellotashaa.blogsspot.co.uk

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  11. Wow congratulations, what an amazing opportunity and you never know where it could lead. So happy for you!

    My time living in London were the best years of my life, enjoy it and grab every opportunity!

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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  12. Congratulations on your new job. It sounds like a fun position and the goody bag sounds exciting :) X

    THEFASHION-JUNKIE

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  13. Congratulations, that's such an amazing opportunity :) I hope you enjoy your time there and in London <3

    Hayley @ Tea Party Beauty

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  14. Congratulations on your new job, S&G are such a lovely brand, I am in love with their packaging! Can't wait for your review on the products :)

    Just Little Things xo

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  15. Congratulations on the new job, amazing news! Soap & Glory sound like such a fun company to work for, I'm sure you'll fit right in. Hope you're getting all settled in now, good luck! xx

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  16. Congratulations on a the new job, must be so exciting working for such a huge brand! Good luck with everything! xx

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  17. Congratulations and Good Luck!!

    The pictures actually don't look bad.(Waayyy better than the noob here) Really FAB!


    With Love,
    Anna || Curly Scribbles

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  18. Oh wow, congrats on the new job Sarah! That's so so exciting for you! x

    holljc.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Congrats on landing the job! Ooh lala I'd love to see some pictures of your flat, or just the fun details if that's not too intrusive :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  20. Massive congratulations! This is incredible! I'm envious. What an amazing opportunity. I wish you the best of luck, I'm sure you'll do a fantastic job.

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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  21. I think I've already said this, but still, congrats on the new job! How exciting! I hope you have an amazing time working for S&G!
    Rubi | Instagram | The Den | http://www.the-den.blogspot.com

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  22. Best of luck in your new adventure! x

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  23. Congrats! What an exciting move.

    Rachel | www.currentlyrachel.com

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  24. Congratulations on your new job! When your passion meets with your career, there isn't as much nervousness. I feel like Digital Marketing is so suitable for you as your blog layout, pictures and content are amazing! I am so happy for you :)

    ~Chrissie

    chrissiereviews.blogspot.com

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  25. This is incredible and I'm so happy for you! Sounds like you've had a hectic few weeks but you seem to have settled so quickly. Good luck for everything.

    Beka. xo
    littleworldofbeka

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  26. Ridiculously happy for you honey!! Hope you are based somewhere close to Oxford Circus so I can whisk you out for a celebratory lunch

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  27. How exciting Sarah, all the best at S&G! Sure you will be amazing part of the time. Maybe I'll bump into one day in the aisles of Boots in London, hehe.

    Hanh x | hanhabelle

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  28. Well done on the new job! So brave of you to move to London. Hope everything goes well, I'm sure you'll love it!

    Kathryn /Cherries in the Snow

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  29. Woohoo! Congrats on your new job and welcome to Landan Taannnnnn!
    Soap & Glory sounds like the dream place to work!
    Joelle
    xx
    www.febgirl.co.uk
    xx

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  30. Congratulations!! Sounds like such a great job, hope it all goes well! :) x

    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk
    http://abeautyromancee.blogspot.co.uk

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  31. Congrats on your new job that's great news, I hope it all goes really well for you. :) x

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  32. Wow congratulations! Soap and Glory are one of my favourite brands, your new job sounds amazing!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  33. Congrats on the new job! I bet working for Soap and Glory is amazing :) xx
    Glossy Boutique

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  34. Congrats on the new job! Hope you have tons of fun there (:

    Emilie
    http://helloemiliej.blogspot.com

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  35. The whole idea of packing up and moving like that is so daunting to me. How incredible that you were able to take this opportunity, and I wish you the best of luck with it! x

    Martha Jane | http://www.marthajanemusic.com

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  36. Congrats on the new job! It sounds amazing :)

    Sarah | More Than Adored

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  37. Congratulations on the new job! I hope it'll be so rewarding for you. I'm pretty sure I started buying S&G because I saw your reviews. Even though you won't have posts up as often, I'll still be looking forward to seeing them!

    becky ♡ star violet

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  38. Wow good luck for your job! <3

    Big Dreamer

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  39. Congratulations on the new job! It's such an amazing opportunity! :) xx

    www.thejulyjournal.com

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  40. Congratulations on the new job Sarah! It sounds like the perfect place for you, plus it's certainly a good sign that things came together so quickly for you on the flat front. Hope you're well lovely xx

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  41. How exciting, congratulations on your new job and move down to London! We should totally arrange a meet up once you're all settled in x

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  42. Good luck with everything! So excited to hear more about life in London :)

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  43. Congratulations on getting the job! The move to London must be so exciting and it really seems like a job you'd be really passionate and interested in! I wish you all the luck in this new job and I still hope to see some posts on your blog!

    sayyip.blogspot.com.au

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  44. Congratulations on the new job! I've recently been through something similar as I just moved from London to Paris to do an internship. Not quite the same as your move from country-city but I do have the added language barrier to deal with! Best of luck in London, so jealous of your job at Soap & Glory!!!!!

    Laura @ What's Hot?

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  45. Awh that's so exciting! Good luck with your new job and I'm glad you got your flat sorted in the end! :D

    http://www.katielclark.co.uk

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  46. These are very exciting news Sarah,congratulations! I am very happy for you. I hope this new job will be all you were dreaming for and even more (and that you will extent your contract for after September) xx

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  47. Congratulations Sarah! Wishing lots of luck in your new roll, you will be fab. S&G are such a wonderful brand & they're lucky to have you as part of their team xxx
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  48. Welcome to London! One of my friends used to work for them before and I somehow always strike conversation with people who do work in Soap & Glory in the most random places.

    Maybe see you on a bus or somewhere just as impromptu then?


    - Elodie x
    www.elle-yeah.com

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  49. Congratulations! Good luck with the move to London and the new job! x

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  50. What fabulous news! Congratulations on the job and managing to sort out somewhere to live in London, honestly such an achievement :)

    X Emma | www.missemmacharlotte.com

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  51. Amazing news! Congratulations lovely!


    My Sentimental Heart

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  52. That's amazing news! Congratulations! I don't know where in London S&G are based, but if you're anywhere near the West End and fancy lunch one day, I'm always about! x

    http://www.curiouser-and-curiouser.co.uk

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  53. Congratulations Sarah, that's such an amazing accomplishment! I can only imagine how happy you are right now and how much you're enjoying your new job. ^_^

    https://theremightbecoffee.wordpress.com/

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  54. Congratulations on the job! Its very inspiring to see a blogger talk about work and have a 'real' job. I appreciate the hard work you put into your blog especially when you will be so busy. Keep up the good work : ) xx

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  55. Congratulations! What an amazing opportunity. Hope you're loving it :)

    Michelle x
    PS. I'm currently running a giveaway to win £50+ of Benefit makeup on michellegleaves.com

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