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Party With Sparks Sunglasses On SoundCloud

Posted on July 9, 2020 at 10:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunglasses Music On SoundCloud

Did you know Sunglasses Music existed? Well now you do!


For the first year anniversary of Sparks Sunglasses, I decided to put together a sunglasses music playlist so we could party together not matter where we were in the world, and celebrate how far Sparks had come. It's been almost 2 months since the sparks anniversary and the playlist has 11 Sunglasses Music tracks. If you didnt know that Sunglasses Music was a thing, I'm proudly making you aware of the fact that it's actually a full blown genre. The playlist is housed on Soundcloud and regardless of the ocassion, I want us to have a party with sunglasses music.

  

I love music! I have been called "The number one station for hip-hop and R&B" since I was in high school. That title is literally in my year book. My dad is a DJ, my mum is an African Dancer and I have a massive catalogue of music on my phone, iPod, laptop, hard drive and in my brain. When I tell you that it is crazy how much lyrics our brains can store. Anyway I'm also quite an eclectic music lover and that is reflected in the Sparks Sunglasses SoundCloud playlist. A new song was added recently, so its got songs from Diddy, Brisco, Kelly Rowland, Skepta, Corey Hart, Miranda Lambert and some really old skool jams. You may not have heard some of the old skool artists, but that doesn't mean their sunglasses music isn't cool.

 

Music is the universal language of love, especially when the human voice doesnt always articulate love very well. Music spreads love and joy in the most amazing way. The world needs massive doses of that and I want to encourage more people to wear sunglasses in order to love and protect their eyes. SO... I hope you check out the playlist and have it playing in the background as you go about your day. Let me know which song is your favourite in the comments and be blessed. Oh and why not get yourself some Sparks Sunglasses from the NEW Summer Vybz Collection, and send me a video clip of yourself in your Sparks, listening to the Sparks Music. Sparks, Sparks, Sparks and more Sparks.

 

Click the link below and Party With Me! Oh and if you have a SoundCloud account, make sure you follow us so you know when new music is added. 


https://soundcloud.com/user-776640890/sets/sparkssunglasses

 

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How To Love Your Skin And Eye This Summer

Posted on July 8, 2020 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

Love your skin and eyes this Summer – tips and tricks

Looking after your eyes and skin should be one of your number 1 priorities, regardless of the season. I know that this Summer is different because the majority of us, all over the world are still on lockdown. Just because were still stuck in the house and only going out for absolutely neceessary trips and errands, we should still be taking care of our bodies. Our main responsibility is our health, and so we have to do everything in our power to prevent eye diseases like Cataracts that lead to blindness and skin conditions that lead to dry, cracked skin that could get infected.


When it's summer time and the weather is fine, can you tell I love music? There's always a song that goes with something I'm trying to say, but this time I just wanted to sing.

Healthy eyes require a balanced diet, but just like other parts of the body, there are particular things that have great benefits for certain areas. Fish, nuts, sweet potatoes, broccoli, citrus fruits, leafy greens etc. They all benefit your eyes immensely. I say "Just eat loads of the fruits and vegetables, but be sure to add Carrots in there somewhere." Carrots are full of Vitamin A that helps to prevent night blindness.


Sparks Sunglasses - Amina and brown skin/ melanin


TIP: Wear sunglasses. There are many types and styles so there is no excuse why you can't find a pair or two for you. They protect your eyes and add to your style, you can't go wrong. Make sure you get a pair from the Sparks Sunglasses Collection. Store link above.

TRICK: You could start the day with a healthy green smoothie, to give yourself a boost and to send antioxidants rushing around your body. Kale or Spinach will be a great addition to a berry smoothie.

TIP: Give your eyes a break from computer screens, tv screens and most definitely phone screens. Screens can make your eyes dry and irritated.

TIP: Wear a hat with a peak to minimise the effect of UV A and B radiation. (Peak hat, Bucket hat, Fedora, Visor) Whatever floats your boat, just makes sure it's something that gives extra protection.

TRICK: Stop smoking! You might be thinkong that's not a trick, but it is when you stop and decrease your chances of getting certain eye conditions.

Our skin is the largest organ of the body. Your skin protects your from outside elements, microbes such as bacteria, it helps to regulate your temperature and assists with your senses like touch. We have to look after our skin to not only keep it looking good, but to keep it functioning the way it should. Take the time to pamper and treat your skin. Not only are the fruits and vegetable above good for your eyes, they are also good for your skin.

TRICK: As we get older, we stop producing as much Collagen so our skin loses its elasticity and plump. Exfoliate your skin to remove dead skin cells, eat foods that promote healthy skin and the increase of Collagen. Collagen will help your skin regain its glow, elasticity and firmness.

TIP: The more the sun comes out, the more you need to protect yourself from it; so stay out of direct sunlight, relax in the shade and use sun protection.

TRICK: Take your vitamins daily. Vitamin E helps to prevent moisture loss so your skin doesnt get dehydrated and dry and it helps to protect your skin from pollutants which are everywhere around us.

TIP: Use all natural oils on your skin, the less chemicals and harsh ingredients the better your skin will be i.e. softer, smoother and shiny. As you reduce the amount of chemicals you use, the healthier and more illuminating your skin will be.


Both our eyes and our skin benefit from rest/ sleep, so make sure you're getting enough sleep. Your skin heals whilst you're sleeping, so you wake up feeling freshed, healthy and with a glow and your eyes enjoy a good break from scrolling through social media, so you can be bright eyed and enthusiastic.

Both our skin and our eyes like moisture so you can spray a toner on your face after cleansing. It will help your skin to lock in the moisture, especially as the temperature heats up. You can also use eyedrops if your eyes start getting dry and itchy. Always avoid using alcohol based products.


Aside from giving you more advice like, don't just copy the skin care or eye care regime of your friend or sister, make sure the products you use and routine is specifically for your skin. Oh and use a cold face roller to reduce puffiness, inflammation and built-up stress and tension in your face and around your eyes. The next thing I can say is get yourself some Sparks Sunglasses. It's July, I'm feeling generous and so with each order for the next few weeks, you will get a Ted Baker Beauty item or 2 with your order. Place your order NOW so you don't miss out, because once everything (lipstick, nail varnish, lip balm, brushes etc) have gone, they have gone and who knows when I will be feeling generous again. The Sparks Sunglasses Summer Vybz Collection is OUT NOW, so visit our site and find your perfect match.


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Follow Us On Instagram

Posted on July 3, 2020 at 7:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 @SparksSunglasses on Instagram



 

Sparks Sunglasses on Instagram is a combination of Sparks Sunglasses product photos, daily motivation, Sparks Sunglasses with a natural backdrop (like a sunset), travel inspiration, Sparks Selfies from the Sparks Family, funny sunglasses memes and a contribution to current world events. As a Black woman, Black business owner/ entrepreneur I recently had to use my platform to protest the injustices, racism and shameful acts against my fellow Black People. Solidarity and Unity is very important and the ability to use social media to socialise and promote by business is great, but to evoke change in the world is even better.

  

It might sound crazy, but before promoting the sunglasses, my priority is to uplift and inspire my followers. Day after day my followers are increasing and the more I pray for God to enlarge my territory, the more He's doing it. I believe that before selling a product to a person you have to care about them, you have to give them something and then maybe they will think about spending their hard earned money on your product. 

Our memes make you laugh and feature some well known faces such as Eva Marcille, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss and there's much more to come. Our travel locations encourage you to step out of your postcode or zip code, pick up your passport, pack your bag and bring your Sparks Sunglasses along so you can travel in style and be the most stylish in one of the most beautiful travel destinations. I love architecture, so I try to incorporate some of the most beautiful and eye catching pieces of art/ buildings. 


I used Instagram to celebrate our 1 year anniversary a few weeks ago. We couldn't have an event to celebrate, so I created a playlist on Soundcloud so we could all party together, whilst staying safe at home. Using IG for Sparks has been fun and the more Sparks Selfies I get, the better it will be. Its a blessing to be able to share the smiling faces with everyone because we aim to protect your eyes and make you smile in your Sparks Sunglasses. So far we are doing just that.



I like to use the poll feature in the IG stories because it gets you to interact with me. I get your opinion on something whether its just yes or no, who wore it best, or more in depth options. Getting your opinion is a big deal to me, you have a voice and I want to give you the opportunity to use it. And as a result of that, I will be able to continue to serve you well. Now with that being sai,d I want you to go to the Instagram app, search Sparks Sunglasses, look for the logo, click on it and press FOLLOW. Then I want you to join the Sparks Family by purchasing your favourite pair and sending us your Sparks Selfie. The Summer Vybz Collection is OUT NOW, so check out the store and place your order. 



Oh and before I go, the Sparks Sunglasses stories go a little something like this. They don't always get uploaded to YouTube, so make sure you follow, to always be in the know. Click here to watch it - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQAoFNdUUwE and have a good weekend.


 

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National Sunglasses Day

Posted on June 27, 2020 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

It's Sunglasses Day


 

To me, every single day of the year is Sunglasses Day, but June 27th is officially National Sunglasses Day. Now, the goal of the day is to spread awareness of the importance of protecting your eyes from UVA and the powerful rays of the sun.


The sun is beautiful and very significant to the Earth as a whole. We all know that it's important to look after your eyes and a part of doing that is to find the perfect sunglasses for you. And let me tell you, Sparks Sunglasses is here to help you. As well as wearing sunglasses, there are many other ways to protect your eyes and to keep them healthy, so below is a list of things that you should make a habit.


So here goes:-


*Protect your Retina, the home of the Melanin (colour) in your eyes because it is the area of the eye that receives the sharpest light images.

*Stay far away from high doses of radiation.

*Don't rub your eyes and put dirty fingers in your eyes. This can cause infections and Bacterial Conjunctivitis also known as Pink Eye. Wash your hands frequently to avoid the transfer of germs and infections.

*Vitamin A in food and vitamin supplements can help with Retinal Degeneration. It's very important to have a healthy diet.

*You should have regular eye tests, at least once every 2 years, but more frequently if you are concerned about your sight.

*Avoid sight loss by maintaining a healthy diet of nutritious fruits and vegetables. Ensure that you drink the recommended amount of water too.

*It is beneficial to bath your eyes and use a hot towel on closed eyes. This improves your tears and helps with dry eyes. 

*If you have Diabetes, regulate your Insulin to balance out your blood sugar levels and prevent excessive damage to your eyes. (Seek support from your General Practitioner in regards to your Insulin and your lifestyle).

*The best way to protect your eyes from UV light is to wear sunglasses, 3D goggle frames and stylish oversized shades that protect your eyes from all angles. The NEW Sparks Sunglasses Summer Vybz Collection and an array of different styles that will protect your eyes and keep you fashionable at all times.


Our goal is to help you love and protect your eyes and make you smile in your Sparks Sunglasses!


I hope those tips are helpful, I hope you wear your sunglasses every day and make sure you post your sunglasses selfies on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #NationalSunglassesDay to spread the awareness. Oh and when you wear your Sparks Sunglasses, you have to tag #SparksSelfie so you can get a repost and get added to the Sparks Family Gallery.

 

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Summer Vybz Collection Coming Soon

Posted on June 22, 2020 at 7:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Sparks Sunglasses Summer Vybz


This is officially the shortest Sparks Instablog in the history of Sparks Sunglasses. But hey, it's really short because I just want to give you some really exciting news. 

Summer in the UK officially started on Saturday 20th June 2020 (20/06/2020) and because of that the NEW Sparks Sunglasses Summer Vybz Collection is being released on June 23rd 2020. It's been a few months since the release of the Spring collection, which did exceptionally well and now it's time for Summer.


YAYYYYY!


So, that's what I wanted to share with you "The Sparks Sunglasses Summer Vybz Collection is coming on Tuesday 23rd June 2020 and I'm so excited for you to meet your perfect match!" By that I mean that Sparks Sunglasses that have your name on them. Ok, maybe not your actual name on them, but the ones that are meant for you.

Remember they are LIMITED EDITION, and limited means limited to a specific number for exclusivity and uniqueness, so don't miss out. ACT FAST!!!

Visit our website to browse our the NEW Summer Vybz Collection!

 

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Father's Day Is Coming

Posted on June 10, 2020 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

For The Special Dad In Your Life

Use discount code SSDaddy to get 15% OFF for your dad!


This year has been pretty difficult for everyone around the world. We couldn't celebrate Easter or Mother's Day the way we nornally would. We can't celebrate our birthdays with our loved ones and for a lot of people that day has been the complete opposite to previous turnt up celebrations. The joys of Spring were an absolute miss. Graduates all over the world didn't get to walk the stage, we've had deaths and devastation like never before and now it's Father's Day. We still can't celebrate the way we'd like, but we can do something to make this Father's Day special.


We have some cool, swaggy and stylish sunglasses in the Sparks Collection for the dads in our lives. It's going to be difficult to be together because the majority of us are still on lockdown, but you can be there in gift and spirit.


Father's Day, just like Mother's Day is all about telling your dad how much he means to you, how much you appreciate him and it's the day that you upgrade him. If you're anything like me; you're not only singing "Pappa let me upgrade you!", you're also buying your dad everything he seems to be scared of buying for himself. Comment below if you buy your dad socks, shirts, cologne and the rest of lifes necessities. 


This year the upgrade can be a little more classy, because this year we've got your back with the perfect gift. This year you can show your pops that you care about his eyes, you want to encourgae him to love and protect his eyes (especially because he's getting older - don't tell him we said that) so you're getting him a pair of Sparks Sunglasses. 



So, order a pair of Sparks Sunglasses for your daddy, and not only surprise him, show him how much you love him and care about his health. Father's Day is on June 21st 2020, so don't delay. You want to make sure he gets his gift just in time for the special day.


Use discount code SSDaddy to 15% OFF your entire order. That means you can get a pair for your daddy and for yourself. Why not?!?

P.S. If a pair that you think your dad would like is not in our store but is on our homepage, let us know, we will add it to the store just for you and your dad. 


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National Eyewear Day

Posted on June 6, 2020 at 4:10 PM Comments comments (0)

10% OFF For National Eyewear Day



Here at Sparks Sunglasses, I/ we are committed and dedicated to ensuring that :-

1. You are loving and protecting your eyes at all times

2. You are smiling in your Sparks Sunglasses

3. You are stylish and fashionable in the sunglasses that suit you and make you stand out.


As you can see, loving and protecting your eyes is not only our slogan, it's also our number 1 priority. So with the arrival of National Eyewear Day I thought I'd give you a discount code to go shopping. For 10% OFF of your entire order, use the discount code EYEWEARDAY at checkout and sit back and relax because your Sparks Sunglasses will be with you in no time.

It's important to me that you can see clearly, and that means not squinting in the sun, especially when you're driving. It's also important that you look good and that mean you are trendy - stylish - fashionable representing yourself and your own unique style and taste with the addition of the perfect pair of sunglasses. 

I am BIG on doing whatever you can to improve your vision, and that may be through an array of healthy foods, water, prescribed glasses if necessary and protecting them from damage. That could mean switching up your lifestyle, cutting things out, such as smoking and drug taking. Yes sunglasses are stylish and statement pieces, but before that comes the health of your eyes; and that's one thing that shouldn't be bargained with.


Sunglasses play a big role in our lives whether it's Autumn, Summer, Winter or Spring, so let's celebrate National Eyewear Day and enjoy a cheeky discount so you can get a new pair of shades. Summer is knocking on our doors, and we're still hoping that we're going to be free. Use the discount code EYEWEARDAY before 5pm UK time on June 7th 2020 and get 10% OFF your order.


 

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Sparks Sunglasses Soundcloud

Posted on May 27, 2020 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Sunglasses Music

 

Because Sunglasses Music is a "Thing"


So, Sunglasses Music is a thing and I think it should actually be a full blown genre. I setup a Sparks Sunglasses Soundcloud and created a Sparks Music playlist because the Sparks one year anniversary was coming up and it was the only way we could party together, without actually being together. So I shared the above photo, shared the playlist link and said "Let's have a party with sunglasses music."


I love music! I have been called "The number one station for hip-hop and R&B" since I was in high school. That title is in my year book. My dad is a DJ, my mum is an African Dancer and I have a massive catalogue of music on my phone, iPod, laptop, hard drive and in my brain. It's amazing how much lyrics your brain can store. Anyway I'm also quite eclectic music lover and that is reflected in the Sparks Sunglasses SoundCloud playlist. I've got songs from Diddy, Brisco, Kelly Rowland, Skepta and some really old skool jams. You may not have heard some of the old skool artists, but that doesn't mean their sunglasses music isn't cool.

Music unites us, it spreads love and joy and at this time, the world needs massive doses of that. I hope you check out the playlist and have it playing in the background as you go about your day. Let me know which song is your favourite in the comments and be blessed. Oh and why not get yourself some Sparks Sunglasses and send me a video clip of yourself in your Sparks, listening to the Sparks Music. Sparks, Sparks and more Sparks. 

Click the link below and Party With Me and everyone else!

https://soundcloud.com/user-776640890/sets/sparkssunglasses

 

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Happy Birthday Sparks Sunglasses

Posted on May 19, 2020 at 11:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Sparks Sunglasses Is One Years Old


 

May 19th 2019 was a massive day for me. I had dreamt of that day for 10 years, literally! And now it’s May 19th 2020. One year down and a whole lifetime to go.

I got up one day in October 2018 and said I’m finally going to set up my sunglasses collection.

I started looking for my manufacturer/ wholesale company and when I felt like I had found a legit, trustworthy company, I started putting money aside for when it was time to purchase my stock. I loaded up my cart with all of the shades that I fell in love with and I wont even tell you how full it was. The day came for me to place my order, it was April 17th 2019, so I went for it.


I started posting on social media, only Instagram at first because I didn't want anyone to know that it was me, Kayisha Thomas behind the scenes. (I've got my reasons).

So much was going on, on the countdown to the official launch day, but I started praying about the day when I would:-

1. Make my first sale

2. See people in my sunglasses

3. Hear people say "I'm wearing Sparks Sunglasses!"

4. Start producing the sunglasses I designed. Trust me that's next. My nephew keeps telling me to go on Shark Tank because he sees how hard I'm working, but that's another story.

And 5. Become a well known, world wide brand.


Anyway so orders started coming in and just like whenever I got feedback about my books from my readers, I cried. I started smiling, crying and praising the Lord. The feeling is amazing and those three actions were my response to selling my sunglasses.

Mum And Dad, We Know What Love Is is my book baby, but Sparks Sunglasses is my baby and she is 1 years old today.

Yayyy! Happy Birthday Sparks!!!

It's been a remarkable year, a wonderful journey and as I say that it reminds me that Sparks Sunglasses have travelled. Not only did I launch the collection whilst I was in Florida USA, and I drove around with them in the back seat of my car as I toured the Sunshine State, looking for people to help me promote, they have toured with the Sparks Family. London, Nottingham, Malta, Florida, Birmingham, Georgia and the list is just going to keep growing. So is the Sparks Family Gallery, as more people take their Sparks Selfies.


This is a BIG day for me and I want it to encourage you. Go after your dreams and don’t quit because one day your first year milestone will come and you can proudly say “I did that!” And you can say “Look at God, won’t He do it!” You can do whatever you put your mind to, because I believe that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you, so get up and decide to make your dream(s) a reality. If I can do it, so can you.

Now go and watch the first ever Sparks Sunglasses Vlog and anniversary celebration video. I never thought I would vlog for the Sparks Sunglasses YouTube channel, but hey, why not show you what I do behind the scenes to make this all work.


And one last thing before I go, thank you so much for the support, thank you for trusting me to provide you with top quality sunglasses, thank you for sending me your Sparks Selfies, thank you for following me on Instagram and thank you for being a part of the journey. Stay with me and keep smiling in your Sparks Sunglasses. If you haven’t got a pair, what are you waiting for? No really, did you think I was joking?!? What are you waiting for?


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The Sparks Sunglasses Story

Posted on May 14, 2020 at 12:50 AM Comments comments (0)

The History Of Sparks Sunglasses

The story goes a little something like this...


For years during high school, my friends thought I was a tomboy because I never crossed my legs like they did. By the way, I went to an all girls school in London/ West London. They thought I was a tomboy because I wore sports bras and not just on the days we had P.E. I also didn't wear a skirt with my school uniform and most of them did. I went to car show events with my dad and siblings every year, and always went back to school after the weekend, anxious to talk about the amazing cars I saw and the celebrities I hung out with. I wasn't showing off, I was just excited about the things I was interested in. I used to go to the Choice FM radio station with my sister, to chill with the DJs that I liked and I did that instead of going shopping and getting my nails done with them. I was comfortable with the things that I loved to do, and those things made me who I am today BUT so did something else that I loved.


When high school was over, I had passed my GCSE's with flying colours and I was no longer restricted to wearing my navy blue trousers, a white shirt and navy blue EWS jumper; I found my own style. My own style consisted of a banging outfit and included creative hairstyles and sunglasses on my head. Yes the rest of my outfit was important, trust me I literally had my own style but the neck up was significant because I did my very natural hair in ways that would allow me to wear my sunglasses on my head all day. I was in Sixth Form, still at my high school, but we didn't have a uniform. I was free to express myself whilst wearing my own clothes and accessories. Because of that, I started collecting sunglasses and people began to know me around school as the girl (remember All Girls School) with the sunglasses on her head. No one else was doing it. I was 16 years old and I was a Trendsetter. Autumn, Summer, Winter and Spring, I wore my sunglasses all year and I loved it. It was my "thing". I have so much photos of different sunglasses on my head; it makes me think that I never actually wore them on my face, but I did.




I was also called "Number one station for hip-hop & r&b" that literally went in my year book, but what I loved the most was that once again, everyone knew me for being the girl with her sunglasses on her head. I took that with me as I transitioned into adulthood. People admired my sunglasses collection all the time and some wanted the pair right off my head, but that couldnt happen, so instead I bought sunglasses as gifts. When I was 19 years old, I moved to Florida USA, from London UK with my sister and that's when it happened. I was in the Sunshine State of Florida. Let me say that again. The Sunshine State of Florida. I was known for my sunglasses and I moved to a State that was known for its sun. How ironic?!? I took all of my sunglasses with me when I packed up and moved and I took even more photos with my sunglasses on. This time I had them on my face a lot more. Maybe because there was more sun in Florida than there was in London. No shade London, I do love you! Anyway, my BlackBerry Curve was my electrical best friend. I wrote my first unpublished book on my BlackBerry. I took so much photos on it and made use of every feature that was available to me, I loved it. With that, I had the notes app on it and I had created a vision board type note that I called "My Life and Beyond" I listed all of the things that I wanted to do. The list was extensive, I won't share everything with you but a few of the things I wanted to achieve/ experience were "Have a very successful book or two, learn spanish or portuguese, jet ski, fly in a helicopter, be a Photographer and so much more.” I achieved a great portion of the list, but there's still things that I need to do. When I tell you I'm so pleased that I ticked "Sparks Sunglasses Line" off the list, I'm so pleased.




In January 2020, I did the 10 year challenge on social media along with everyone else in the world, and instead of it being about me and my evolution, I made it about my love for sunglasses and when the Sparks Sunglasses seed was planted. I did that because I came to the realisation that I had planted the seed in 2009 and made it official in 2019. 10 whole years. At that point I didn't realise that it started before 2009 (proved by the first collage of photos), but I was acknowledging the fact that we make plans but ultimately it's God's timing. Trust God's timing!


At the end of 2018, October to be precise, I decided that it was time that I made my dream to have a sunglasses collection a reality. It was always at the back of my mind, but I was always focusing on something else. At first it was my photography (2011 - PCBphotography), then it was my YouTube channel (2015 - Sophisticated K but now K London) and then it was my books (2016 - I'm a 5x Published Author). I finally decided that no more distractions, no more putting it off I'm going to do it. I started putting money away so I could get my stock, and not let finances be a reason why I couldn’t do it. Then on April 17th 2019 I placed my order. I was so excited. You don't even know. The next day I was flying to Florida for my yearly return and I bet you’re wondering, but you just ordered your stock. Yep and I requested that it get delivered to Florida, so whilst I planned to stay for 4 and a half months, I could be working on the Sparks Sunglasses line (the name that I coined 10years before) in the place that I had written down my goal.




I felt like I had come full circle. I got on the plane on April 18th 2019 and vlogged my journey. It was absolutely beautiful and all the while I was just eager to receive my box of sunglasses. I had dedicated so much time to finding the right wholesale company because I wanted to provide the best quality sunglasses. I don’t know if you’ve picked up on it yet, but I just love sunglasses and the idea that I was about to have my own collection was unreal. I kept checking the tracking and all of the custom details kept being updated. I kept calling my sister back in the UK, nervous because I didn’t want it to be held. I had set my launch date, I had built my website but was just waiting on the sunglasses to arrive so I could decide which pairs would go on the homepage and which ones were going on the store. I had also started promoting on social media and I was adamant that the launch day was going to be 19th May 2019. I needed that parcel to arrive. Day after day I checked the tracking system and it was getting closer. When it finally came, the doorbell rang and I ran downstairs. I didn’t care how I was dressed or what my hair looked like, I just needed to open the door to receive my stock. It was one of the best parcels I had ever received and to receive in Florida was even better.


I ran upstairs with the box, took a photo, cut it open and started going through each one. I filmed as I scrutinised them and fell in love in person. Looking at photos is one thing, but now I was holding them, turning them around and seeing the colours of the lenses. It was an amazing feeling. I had stock. I was about to be an official online retailer. I also had a lot of work to do BUT you know how the saying goes.


“If you do what you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.”


That is so true! The parcel arrived on April 29th 2019 and I had about 3 weeks to get everything in order. I worked night and day, but I wasn’t working because I was enjoying it. I was literally in my element. Launch day was approaching, I kept tweaking the website until I was happy with it and I kept praying for God to guide me right. I didn’t tell a lot of people what my new venture was. I wanted to stay anonymous BUT I soon realised that, that wasn’t the right thing to do so in December 2019, I shared with the K London YouTube viewers what I was working on and I showed them that I got my second stock delivery. This time I was in the UK. I was proud of my new business so I didn’t want to be anonymous anymore.


Whilst in Florida I met some amazing people that helped me promote and people that made me realise that success is on the horizon. I drove around with the sunglasses, and some ladies from Georgia that I met in Jacksonville, FL did a Facebook Live as I took photos of them in their favourite pairs. At that point I was supposed to be anonymous, but they were broadcasting me for all of their friends and family to see. I kept coming up with new ideas to promote, to uplift and inspire, to educate people and to encourage healthy eyes. Sunglasses are about fashion these days, but more importantly they are about loving and protecting your eyes and that’s why that is my slogan.


Sparks Sunglasses To Love And Protect Your Eyes


I posted blogs, I setup a Facebook page and followed hundreds of random people, I created a YouTube channel, I have a Sparks Family Gallery on the website, I encourage you to take Sparks Selfies so you can be added to the family gallery, I post inspirational quotes and behind the scenes clips, I celebrate milestones and thank people for their support. I also post regularly on social media, which means constantly creating content. I put heart and soul into my packaging because I want you to experience something great when you receive your Sparks. My aim is to make you smile. And when you smile, I smile even more.


The first year is coming up and sunglasses have SOLD OUT, sunglasses have TRAVELLED, and I have had OVERSEAS orders. All of that in my first year is amazing. Throughout this first year, I have never thought “Why didn’t I do this earlier?” Like I said before, I realised that it was all in God’s timing and the timing is perfect. I would have loved to do an event for my first year BUT thanks to the Coronavirus, were in quarantine and on lockdown but I’m going to celebrate because I’m pleased. I’m also happy, I’m appreciative of the support I have received, and I look forward to serving more people, dressing more faces and helping more people to love and protect their eyes the stylish way. Cheers to year 2 and beyond. Oh and thanks for reading this, it could actually be a book of its own, but really I just wanted to share the real story with you.


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