Collaboration Opportunities

COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES

Hi guys!

So over the past couple of years I have been so lucky to work with some incredible companies. I’ve experienced a lot, I’ve learned a lot and I’ve worked so incredibly hard with everything I have done. I feel so lucky and so grateful for the opportunities I have been given. But now, 2018, I want to continue brand collaborations of course, but I also want to collaborate with some fellow bloggers and influencers.

Firstly, companies, brands, brand owners, PR companies etc, if you want to collaborate, I am open to all ideas and collaborations. So if you want to collaborate with me, I am able to reach an audience of over 70,000 people, if this is of interest to you please feel free to click on the ‘Work With Me’ tab at the top of this page and see all of the details regarding any possible collaborations.

Now, onto influencers… If you’re a social media influencer across Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat etc and have any ideas of how we can collaborate, whether it be photoshoots, day trips or any other ideas then please contact me using this email address: zoesmith-x@hotmail.co.uk, please subject  it with your username on whatever platform it is you’d like to collaborate on as well as influencer collaboration, so for example ‘@zoelouisesmithx instagram influencer collaboration‘ so I am easily able to find the emails. In the email please include all ideas you have in ways we can collaborate, no matter how many followers you have, no matter what interests you have if you feel like we can collaborate then please do email me because I want to branch out and work with more people.

Thirdly, on to bloggers! I am looking for bloggers to collaborate with on my website. Whether it be collaborative posts, feature posts or anything else you feel we could work with then again please email me on zoesmith-x@hotmail.co.uk and subject it with your website name and blogger collaboration, so for example ‘zoelouisesmithx.com blogger collaboration‘. Please include what ideas you have, what you’d like to write about and why you want us to work together, whether it be to raise awareness for a mental health condition you’re passionate about, gain more experience in writing, gain more confidence, branch out to a wider audience or anything else. I want to work with more bloggers and work together and gain more blogger friends, if you’re interested, even if you’re unsure on what post you’d like to do then please email and we can discuss more information. I am only going to be working with bloggers that have a similar interest in myself and fit with my reading audience.

Now lastly, onto people in general, even if you don’t have a blog and you’re not an influencer then I still want to work with you. If you’re passionate about something, fashion, gaming, mental health awareness, make up, fitness or anything else then maybe we can work together! If you like writing, you like photography or anything else that we may be able to work together with then get into contact with me because we can definitely discuss and make something work out. For this then please email: zoesmith-x@hotmail.co.uk. Please subject it with your name and collaboration, for example ‘Zoe Smith Collaboration‘ and include in the email what you’d like to do, any ideas, any information you think is useful for me to know, your interests, if you’re passion is photography, any work you have previously done, any photos you’ve taken etc.

I am super excited to branch out more this year so if you fit into any of the above categories then please do contact me.

Thank you for reading.

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Daytona Karting

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Hey guys!

If you have been following me for a while, you’ll know I love to go to new places and try new things. My boyfriend and pretty much all of our friends absolutely love go karting, however it is something I personally have never tried, if anything I’ve always been too scared to try it. However I decided after watching my boyfriend I would finally go for it and do it.

So today’s post is the much awaited Daytona Karting post! I know, I know, I’m sorry it’s being uploaded a little later than I would have liked, but I have been so busy with work this week, but I have finally had the time to get it up, so enjoy!

Jim over at Daytona Karting Tamworth was lovely enough to allow my friends and I to experience their full circuit exclusively for us, so I felt at ease knowing it would just be our friends and not total strangers on the track with us.

When the day arrived, the weather was horrible. Non-stop rain the whole journey there, so I was absolutely petrified, not only was it my first time karting but now I was going to have to do it in the rain and everybody was sure to tell me just how slippy the karts are in the rain, so that was nice of them! 

When we arrived it was all pretty straight forward, we went up to the front desk where the staff were ready straight away to book us in and get our suits ready. After ensuring the whole group had completed our waivers, they gave us our suits and gloves and showed us to the dressing room where we could access lockers and get ready. The suits were as comfortable as expected, they came in various sizes so they fitted everyone, the staff were lovely enough to check their back rooms to find wet suits that were better sized for us as most of the mediums and larges had been taken and used already.

Once we were all ready, we were taken upstairs to the safety briefing room. We watched the video, which wasn’t too long, like some I have been told about, it told us all we needed to know without being too long. When the video ended, a member of staff came back into the room and explained anything people did not understand as well as answering any questions. 

We were then taken downstairs and outside into the pits where our karts were already on and ready to go. We were given our kart numbers and settled in. The staff were very thorough in ensuring we were all comfortable and safe in our karts, which I thought was really good. I definitely felt safe from the get go. Once we were all set, it was time to go.

Once again, the nerves hit me, I was petrified! But once I pulled out onto the circuit and started driving I absolutely loved it! In our group of friends we have numerous, you could say, ‘professional’ go kart drivers, so I knew I wouldn’t win or anything like that but it was honestly so much fun. 

The first time out on the circuit it was a timed race I suppose, so it was to determined where on the grid we would all start during the proper race. It was around 10/15 minutes of driving as quickly as we could and setting ourselves times. It was slippy yes, but it was so much fun! I think we all crashed or spun out at some point but it was hilarious and so fun.

Once our first part was over we were directed onto the grid, it was race time! The race started and as expected the ‘professionals’ were miles ahead of everybody, but it didn’t stop any of us having fun. From first place, to last place we all had so much fun! Again, everybody was crashing and spinning out, but there were so many members of staff out spread across the circuit we were all incredibly safe. As soon as you crashed or spun out or anything at all, a member of staff was there to ensure you were okay and nobody hit you or hurt you or anything at all.

After the race had finished we were all taken inside where a member of staff greeted us with trophies. The top three, Haz, Dan and Mat were given trophies for placing in the top three, then a professional photo was taken.

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L-R (Instagram Names) : @dansmith_st, @ba55haz_zs, @mathewlee_rs

Then a group photo was taken for us to keep.

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L-R: @smithy_p15ths, @bethhodiernex, @r77sse, @zoelouisesmithx, @dansmith_st, @jack_wright_1995, @youmeatshan, @kirstttttttttt, @ba55haz_zs, @mathewlee_rs, @phil_st280

Overall, the staff were all lovely, helpful and made sure your safety was always first. The circuit itself was challenging but so much fun. This was my first experience of go karting but it definitely won’t be my last. I absolutely loved every second and I am so grateful to Daytona for their incredible hospitality. I had the best possible experience for my first time karting and I can’t wait to go again!

Again, thank you to Jim and the Daytona Tamworth team. If you love karting or fancy trying it out for the first time like I did, do check them out. I honestly could not recommend them enough.

See you in my next post!

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First Impression: MUA Lip Products

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Hey Lovelies!

For so long now I have been loving the MUA brand, in particular their highlighters, foundation and eye shadow palettes which are incredible! But the one thing I hadn’t actually tried was their lip products. So I decided this week to go and have a look around Superdrug and pick up a couple of bits. I haven’t used the products as of yet I’ve just swatched them, so today I’m going to give you my first impressions! 

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Today I swatched them and then wore them for about 20 minutes each just to get a feel for them for this first impressions post. I brought 3 Velvet Lip Lacquers and 1 Metallic Liquid Lipstick.

The first thing I noticed with all of the matte lip products were how drying they were, even though I only wore them for 20 minutes they really did dry my lips out a lot! Of course this is not great, they aren’t as drying as some of the liquid lipsticks I have tried, but they are very drying even when I tried putting a lip balm on first. However the metallic one wasn’t drying at all and is probably definitely my favourite for that reason.

The Velvet Lip Lacquers that I tried were Kooky, which is a very deep purple. Tranquility, which is a pink based nude and then Reckless, which is a red.

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The Metallic Liquid Lipstick I tried is called Blaze, which I would describe as a ruby colour.

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Below I swatched them on my wrist so you guys could take a look at them. I tried to take photos of them on my lips but I am still working out the whole photo thing ah!

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The photo on the left is immediately after applying them. the photo on the right is once they were dry. As you can see they are gorgeous colours!

So here are a few pointers from me..

1) The matte lipsticks are super drying. They dry really quickly, apart from Reckless which took a little longer to dry than the other 2.

2) The applicator brushes are a lot bigger than I would have liked. It took me forever to actually apply the lipstick as the applicator is so big and it could be ridiculously messy if you don’t take a lot of time over it.

3) The colours are gorgeous! I love all four of the lip products I tried, definitely a gorgeous range of colours, I am sure whatever colours you are into you could probably find one.

4) They take so long to take off! Honestly they are really good for how long I think they will last. I wore them for 20 minutes each, drinking and eating to make sure they were okay and they did not budge at all. When wiping them off it took so long honestly. For me, that is what I look for in lipsticks, the fact it took me so long to take off suggests they will stay on for a very long time. Of course I only wore them for a short amount of time so I can’t say for sure, but once I do wear them for a long period of time I will write a more in depth review of them, if that is something you guys would like.

Overall I would rate all of the lip products I tried a 7 out of 10. Purely because the applicator is way too big for my personal liking and they do dry your lips out a lot! Other than that they are incredible products and as a first impression I would definitely recommend them, that may or may not change when I wear them a lot more but right now, just from swatching them and wearing them I really do love them.

I really hope you guys liked this post, I know I haven’t posted much, but I am now back from my travels from Portugal and I am going to be back to posting a lot more again!

Let me know what posts you guys would like to see in the next couple of weeks, maybe a giveaway to come over on my Instagram at some point soon too so keep an eye out on that! If you don’t already follow me, follow me @zoelouisesmithx. The giveaway will be either when I hit 25000 or 30000, I’m still undecided yet!

See you guys soon with my Portugal adventures post and a couple gifted item reviews!

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Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post, I brought all of the products mentioned with my own money and wanted to write an honest post. All products are linked below:

Velvet Lip Lacquer; Tranquility: http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-Lacquer—Tranquility/p/573313

Velvet Lip Lacquer; Reckless: http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-Lacquer—Reckless/p/573309

Velvet Lip Lacquer; Kooky: http://www.superdrug.com/MUA/MUA-Luxe-Velvet-Lip-Lacquer—Kooky/p/573306

Metallic Liquid Lipstick; Blaze: http://www.superdrug.com/Make-Up/Lips/Lip-Lacquer/MUA-Luxe-Metallic-Liquid-Lipstick—Blaze/p/573324