My Secret Project Revealed

So, the day has finally arrived. After months of hard work, sleepless nights and nervous break downs, I’m finally able to reveal my secret project. Reading your guesses for the past few days has been really entertaining. Most of you thought I would be coming out with my own line of candles, which is by the way not happening, but some of you actually predicted the right thing, which is… I am launching my own online store!!!

This is something I’ve always had on my bucket list, but I haven’t told anyone or started thinking about it seriously until about a year ago, when my parents got sick and tired of me complaining how we don’t get any cool brands and cute stuff in my country, and suggested me to try to do something about it myself. And so it started. Six months later, I finally managed to come up with a name and started working on it. I thought that this would be a tiny uncomplicated project, but boy, was I wrong. Every single thing that could go wrong did, and I seriously thought my online store will never see the light of day. 

I was planning to launch it in October, but here we are, in the middle of December, and things are still not completely done. However, all the important stuff seem to be working now and the store should function normally, so I think it’s time for the big reveal!

I’m sure you’re now dying to actually see the store, right? It’s called Destination Pretty and you can check it out here. I want it to be the place where you can get all kinds of pretty things, from makeup and jewellery to candles, so I hope every girl will be able to find something for herself. As of right now, I obvioulsy don’t have tons of different products, but they’re all chosen with love, haha. I like every single one of them, and I hope you will too. Also, my online store has two language options (Slovene & English) and offers worldwide delivery. 

Please let me know what you think about my secret project now that you can actually see it and don’t forget to follow Destination Pretty’s social media accounts (facebook, twitter, instagram). Also, pretty please share my online store (and facebook page/twitter) with other people on your own blogs, social media and in real life. I would really appreciate it and be thankful to you until the rest of my life, because it’s really hard to get it out there with zero funds for advertising. 😀

Ohh, and one more thing. I want this to be my store as well as yours, so if you have any suggestions in terms of brands or products you would like to see on the site or maybe specific products from brands I already carry on the site, please drop me an e-mail (info@destinationpretty.com) to let me know and I will try to make it happen. 🙂

P.S. Some people who already know about the store have been asking me what will now happen to my blog, because the reality is that the companies or online stores I’m talking about here have now become some sort of competitors of mine, so I think it would be best if I address this dilemma right here, right now. Bascially, my blog will stay exactly the same. I will keep writing about other brands and online stores, because I want to treat my blog and my online store as seperatelly as I can. My blog is my hobby and my store is my job. I will obviously continue using products from other brands as well, so why not share my thoughts on them with you? I’ve always been a very honest person, and I am not planning to change or become a sell out. Ever. Even if that means I’ll end up hurting my own business and income. Oh well. I can at least hope that people will keep appreciating my honesty, which I think is one of the most important parts of blogging that unfortunatelly many bloggers nowadays seem to lack…

78 Comments

  1. Deja
    December 13, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    Aaaa. Čestitaaaam <3 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      Hvala! <3

  2. Urška
    December 13, 2013 / 6:03 pm

    čestitke, trgovina izgleda super 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  3. Glitter Detector
    December 13, 2013 / 6:17 pm

    Omg Sandra this is so exciting! Congrats! xxx

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you! 🙂

  4. Claudia
    December 13, 2013 / 6:19 pm

    Well done!!! Your store looks fab and congratulations!!! Good luck with it all and I hope you are a huge success :)e Ponche by lush but Cinders has to be one of my favouite bath bombs. There's so many yummy goodies in goody bag! Lucky girl :)Claudia xx | Beauty and the Chic

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      Thank you so much!

  5. Gita
    December 13, 2013 / 6:20 pm

    Čestitam, Sandra :)!xx

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:29 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  6. Nuša Pavlič
    December 13, 2013 / 6:21 pm

    Uf, to je pa huge!! Upam, da ti zlaufa tako, kot si želiš :))Btw, link do FB strani ne dela, če slučajno nisi aware.♥, moonchild beauty blog

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:29 pm

      Hvala! Uff, še dobr da si mi povedala. Sem popravla. Upam, da zdaj dela. 😀

  7. Jana D.
    December 13, 2013 / 6:41 pm

    Waaaa čestitke Sandra!! 😀 xx

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 6:45 pm

      Hvala!

  8. Kris Tina
    December 13, 2013 / 6:46 pm

    Uuuuf pridna, res kjuti trgovinca 😀 Js bi bla ful vesela, če bi katerega od izdelkov predstavila tudi na blogu 😀

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 7:41 pm

      Hvala! Bom tudi kaj napisala čez čas. 🙂

  9. nina
    December 13, 2013 / 6:51 pm

    Bravo!!! Zgleda super in ze nakupujem;)Nina

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 7:41 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  10. UnlimitedLifePlan
    December 13, 2013 / 6:59 pm

    Waw zakon, super ideja in upam, da ti resnično zadeva steče tako kot si sama želiš 🙂 ali boš imela samo kozmetike izdelke Etude znamke ali tudi katere druge? 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 7:42 pm

      Hvala! Bom seveda tudi druge, ampak saj veš, nekje je treba začeti. 🙂

    • UnlimitedLifePlan
      December 14, 2013 / 12:31 pm

      Se strinjam s teboj 😉 kar tako naprej!

  11. Ana Ina
    December 13, 2013 / 7:26 pm

    Wow, čestitam! Grem takoj pogledat link 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Hvala!

  12. Beth
    December 13, 2013 / 7:37 pm

    Congratulations on your new project, it sounds great! xx

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 7:43 pm

      Thank you!

  13. sunshine
    December 13, 2013 / 8:21 pm

    Kul, čestitam. Tele svečke sem hotela ravno nekaj dni nazaj naročit, vendar so me od nakupa odvrnili visoki poštni stroški, tko da fajn, da se da od tebe naročit. Jaz bi bila kdaj v prihodnje vesela npr. Soap & Glory.

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 11:14 pm

      Hvala! Imam pa občutek, da sem za kakšne Soap & Glory in podobne zadeve premajhna (sploh ker že tako na spletu sploh ne prodajajo)… 😀

  14. Adeola Naomi Aderemi
    December 13, 2013 / 9:06 pm

    OMG!!! Congratulations and I really love what you have done with the store.I like that you already clarifies everything about your blog/site dilemma and I am sure you will succeed because your sincerity and good nature will never go unrewarded.

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 11:14 pm

      Thank you lovely!

  15. theJTheart
    December 13, 2013 / 9:43 pm

    super! všeč mi je tudi izbira znamk 😀 sem že delila tvojo stran svojim prijateljicam 🙂 TOP!Wish you all the luck with your online store 😀

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 9:49 pm

      Hvala! <3

  16. Mushei
    December 13, 2013 / 10:03 pm

    kok pa hudo! trgovinica je res überkjut, x

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 11:14 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  17. Lollistick Aida
    December 13, 2013 / 10:15 pm

    That's big! Congrats! 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 11:15 pm

      Hvala! 🙂

  18. Maja
    December 13, 2013 / 10:40 pm

    Čestitke!!! Ampak ti pa povem, da to ni dobro… zdaj bom morala pa še pri tebi pušat denar… pa že tko sem broke no. 😀

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 11:15 pm

      Hvala! Haha, sori? XD

  19. Elizabeth Kathryn
    December 13, 2013 / 11:01 pm

    it looks fantastic! I can't understand anything but it looks great!xx Liz

    • Sandra
      December 13, 2013 / 11:15 pm

      Thank you! You can also choose the English language. 🙂

  20. CamomilleBunny
    December 14, 2013 / 1:49 am

    Congrats!! Following your dreams is always important!! Wish you lots of luck and success!!!About the brands. If it's possible, pls add maybelline. It's impossible in Russia to get my hands on maybelline baby lip balms and nivea lip butters.

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 9:32 am

      Thank you! I doubt it, because Maybelline is here sold in drugstores, but if you want, I can go buy them for you and send them to you. 🙂

  21. Elena
    December 14, 2013 / 8:33 am

    Congratulations Sandra, that is awesome! Good luck to your web store! 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 9:31 am

      Thank you!

  22. Manuela
    December 14, 2013 / 8:56 am

    a ti si iz Trbovelj? :O:D oz podjetje?A bote mel osebni prevzem tud možen 😀

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 9:30 am

      Jp, jaz in podjetje sva iz Trbovelj. XDJa, osebni prevzem je mozen na sedezu podjetja po predhodnem dogovoru (narocilo se odda preko interneta in se zbere opcijo prevzem na podjetju, pa napise mail na info@destinationpretty.com da se dogovorimo kdaj se pride prevzet). Pa placilo z gotovino/kartico na sedezu podjetja me tudi mozno. 🙂

    • Manuela
      December 14, 2013 / 10:26 am

      o kul! Pa oprosti za dva komentarja, telefon mi nagaja, pa nisem bla sigurna če je šlo v prvo skozi :)Bom sigurno spremljala, ko bo kaj zanimivega. Katere znamke imaš pa še kaj v planu imet?

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 10:28 am

      Ni panike. Jaz pa tudi kar dam da mi vse označi pa objavi. XD Ne vem še točno, ampak čim več tistih, ki jih pri naš še nimamo. Do zdaj sem čakala, da sem dala trgovino ven pa da vidim, kaj bo sploh šlo, zdaj grem pa na lov za novimi znamkami. Ker prej k še nisem mela spletne strani se je blo bolj težko kaj menit. 😀

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 10:29 am

      Če imaš kake ideje/želje, mi kar na mail (info@destinationpretty.com) pošlji. 😉

  23. Manuela
    December 14, 2013 / 8:57 am

    A ti si iz Trbovelj? :O oz podjetje?A bote imel osebni prevzem tud možen 😀

  24. Madeline
    December 14, 2013 / 9:31 am

    This is amazing! Congratulations! I'm really excited for you 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 10:29 am

      Thank you hun!

  25. Shadow
    December 14, 2013 / 9:39 am

    čestitam, odlična ideja!! nadam se da ću uskoro naručiti puno Božićnih poklona :))

  26. Shadow
    December 14, 2013 / 9:40 am

    Congrats, this is an awesome idea!! I hope that I will order my Christmas gifts from your page!! 😀

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 10:29 am

      Thank you! That would be awesome. 🙂

  27. Tamara
    December 14, 2013 / 9:42 am

    Čestitke! 😀 Imaš dober izbor. Sem tudi sama gledala, da bi uvozila Korejsko kozmetiko, ampak izgleda da mi sedaj ne bo treba ;).Btw celo se pri tebi bolj splača vzeti tiste kjut verižice, kot pri original prodajalcu zaradi poštnine. Wooo :P.Samo to res ni dobro za mojo denarnico ;).

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 10:30 am

      Hvala! 😀

  28. manca
    December 14, 2013 / 10:12 am

    Čestitke! Super lepa trgovinica 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 14, 2013 / 10:30 am

      Hvala! 🙂

  29. Anonymous
    December 14, 2013 / 2:26 pm

    Congrats Sandra! xxx

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:50 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  30. Bellci
    December 14, 2013 / 2:42 pm

    Čestitam, vso srečo :)!

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:51 am

      Hvala! 🙂

  31. Tea P
    December 14, 2013 / 7:44 pm

    Pregledala celo stran, super je! Res čestitam, upam da ti use uspe tko kokr si si zamislna! 🙂

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:51 am

      Hvala! 🙂

  32. lina f
    December 15, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    Uau! Izgleda noro, čestitke! Maš same super-duper-kjut izdelke, mislim da si zadela v polno s tole trgovinico :))

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:52 am

      Hvala! 🙂

  33. Kallie @ But First, Coffee
    December 15, 2013 / 10:28 pm

    AMAZING! I am so impressed, such an amazing things

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:52 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  34. Gemma-Louise
    December 16, 2013 / 12:17 am

    Well done on setting up your own online store hun, I hope it goes really well for you :). You should be proud of yourself regardless of how long it took you to get it up and running, as I know you said you wanted to launch it a while ago :).Good luck with it lovely!Gem xxgemsi2011.blogspot.com@GemsGemz86

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:52 am

      Thank you so much!

  35. Masa Katarina
    December 16, 2013 / 8:33 am

    Čestitke! Super izgleda in zakon, da si to vse res speljala 🙂 mam že pa stvari ogledanih:))

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:53 am

      Hvala! 🙂

  36. AlinaLoves
    December 16, 2013 / 1:44 pm

    Well done Sandra! What an amazing and exciting project you've embarked on – you can be so proud of you! The website looks lovely and you can tell you've put your heart, soul and time into making it real. I will keep my fingers crossed it becomes successful for you – I'm sure it will! xo

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:54 am

      Thank you so much Alina!

  37. Taya
    December 17, 2013 / 10:56 am

    Sem ti tule že enkrat pustila komentar, ampak se je očitno nekje izgubil. Čestitke in vso srečo s trgovino. Moram te pa pohvaliti, ker vse super klapa, od naročila do prejetja mejlov in na koncu prejetja paketa. V prihodnosti zagotovo še naročim kaj. 😉 Zdaj pa testirat blush. 😀

    • Sandra
      December 17, 2013 / 11:55 am

      Hvala Tatjana! 🙂 Sem vesela, da je vse steklo kot po maslu. Upam, da bo tudi pri ostalih naročilih, če jih kaj bo, haha. 😀 Le testiraj pa potem poročaj. 😉 Upam, da ti bo všeč.

  38. Evelina
    December 17, 2013 / 3:43 pm

    Woow, Sandra čestitke še z moje strani. Lušne prvič videne stvari in lušne embalaže. Veliko uspehov s trgovinico (:

  39. Pink_Diamond
    December 22, 2013 / 12:43 pm

    čestitaaaam 🙂 zelo je šik trgovinica 🙂

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