Spooky, sweet and sparkly accessories for gals and ghouls 'allergic' to the norm.
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The Sparkle Scoop

"I'm coming out" The girl behind the sparkles...

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"I'm coming out" The girl behind the sparkles...

I have tried for a long time to keep my business and my private life as separate as they possibly can be. Partly because I am deeply confused on where the line is drawn for maintaining some professionalism (haha!) and partly to retain some sanity.You see, VelvetVolcano is my only true escape from the rest of my life, which revolves entirely around my illness. I am unfortunately not able to enjoy any hobbies other than Netflix watching (which honestly, is a freaking godsend for my situation!), the occasional video game and very occasionally a 'walk' with my dogs and partner...

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How to be yourself...

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How to be yourself...

I think at some point in a lot of peoples lives, we struggle with being our most authentic self. Whether this be because we're afraid of being vulnerable, afraid of the response or reaction we'll get or simply because we just haven't discovered *WHO* we are yet.   I've had an on and off identity crisis for many years, haha. I feel like I've 'tried on' many different versions of myself. Some versions were to please other people, they were either a watered down version of my true self or something else entirely, shaped by someone I wanted to please...

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Working to reduce our plastic use!

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Working to reduce our plastic use!

For a while now at VelvetVolcano we have been working towards using as little single-use plastic as possible and making our packaging as environmentally friendly as we can. 

I am so happy to be at the stage we are now with our packaging where ALL of it is either recyclable or re-usable ^_^. Let me talk you through it...

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Planet VelvetVolcano

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Planet VelvetVolcano

  Hey gals and ghouls :) If you follow me on social media you may have already seen that I have launched 'Planet VelvetVolcano' my Indiegogo campaign where I am hoping to raise funds to expand VelvetVolcano into a fashion and home wares brand too!So, you may be wondering.. Why am I asking for your support?Though I think every creator deserves support in their journey, there is a specific reason why I have set up this campaign. I have struggled with varying degrees of illness all my life, some I have battled and conquered and some still firmly have their hold on me...

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VelvetVolcano on YouTube!

VelvetVolcano on YouTube!

Check out the VelvetVolcano YouTube channel for behind the scenes, my experience of running a creative business while being chronically ill and lots more! VelvetXOXO

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