Sunday, 30 September 2012

It's a Sunday #06

Well, it's official, the weekends just aren't long enough. I don't have enough time to do anything anymore, my entire life revolves around A Levels at the moment. Oh well. These past few weeks have been a bit mad, i'm constantly rushing about. I just need some pamper time, all I want to do is paint my nails, eat chocolate, read blogs and have a cup of tea.

On a lighter note, some of you may scream at your computer/phone/ipad right now but... i'm seriously getting into the Christmas spirit! I am literally OBSESSED with Christmas, people often say to me 'oh, you'll grow out of that when you have kids etc' but my obsession has just grown rapidly with age. I love every aspect of it. Anyway, i'll try and contain my excitement until nearer the time, but be warned, expect Buddy the Elf degree of euphoria.

Is any one else in Christmas mode or is it only me? :) 

Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain

I have been LOVING these recently, they're so handy for when you're super busy and don't have time to keep reapplying your lipstick. I'd heard lots of good things about them so I thought I'd pop to boots to grab a few, I got the colours 'Darling' and 'Crush' (how cute are those names!?). They aren't too pricey either, they're £7.99 which compared to the Clinique Chubby Sticks is quite reasonable! 
They both last really well and when they started to wear off, it was even which is a huge plus point. I love the fact that they are a balm stain too, stains can be so drying on the lips but the balm in these just make them so nourishing and lovely! 


I especially love Crush, it's such a rich berry colour - perfect for autumn/winter! Revlon have been bringing out some really nice lip products lately, I've also been loving the Lip Butters!

Have you tried these? What do you think of them?



Sunday, 9 September 2012

It's a Sunday #05

Oh my gosh. I am SO tired. This week has been a serious shock to the system! I started back at sixth form on Wednesday and have been a very busy bee ever since.

I felt so stressed on Thursday because I had my first art lesson. I don't mind art, in fact, I even quite like it. Then why, I hear you ask, was I so stressed over it? Well, mostly because the art course I'm taking is equivalent to 2 A levels and guess what, I didn't even do art GCSE so I've well and truly thrown myself in the deep end. Well done Jess! Oh well, I've always been one of those people that always does things the hardest way. Lets just see how it goes eh?

Other than school, I've had a supremely boring week. I had a huge overhaul of my room and moved all of my school/blogging stuff into the spare room which is now my office. It's a small room but it's cute and cosy; I have lots of candles, books and my camera in there. It's my new little den and I love it.

I've been really into Essie's Forever Yummy nail polish this week, it's such a nice colour for the summer-autumn transition, it wears well too. On a side note, do you like the above image? I do, its all thanks to my dear Mother, she couldn't work the focus on my camera (bless her cotton socks!). I like the fact that the tree is in focus and I'm not, it's quite interesting to the eye.

Whats your favourite Essie colour? 

Sunday, 2 September 2012

It's a Sunday #04

So the Summer holidays are drawing to a close and I really cannot face going back to sixth form, I'm dreading next year. It only occurred to me the other day that I'll be almost 20 when I leave - how depressing!

I've been super busy this week, I had my nails done on Thursday with two of my friends, we'd never been to the nail salon before and it was the worst experience! The man (who served all three of us at the same time, I thought this was weird in itself?)  was so rude and could barely speak English so he basically blanked us when we got there, he then proceeded to bark short and sharp commands at us for the following 2 hours. I am however, pleased that Shellac is becoming more popular, I've been having Shellac manicures for the past 6 months or so and I love them!

I also went shopping and picked up 2 of Revlon's Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains, they're really lovely! They remind of the famous Clinque Chubby Sticks, for a fraction of the price which is a big bonus. I think I will do a post on them in the next few days.

This week has seen me fall back in love with Yankee Candles, with Autumn fast approaching here in the UK, I've been feeling the urge to drink hot chocolate, burn candles and grab some knitwear! I love the new Red Velvet candles, the scent is sickly sweet and I made myself feel rather ill sniffing them in the store but they're just SO yummy. My all time favourite Yankee Candles are Christmas Cookie and Fluffy Towels - such different scents but both are lovely.

What have you been up to this past week?

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Lacock Abbey.

Last Wednesday I visited Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire to celebrate my Grandma's 70th birthday. The village was so cute and so typically British! We had such a lovely day, the weather stayed dry and was reasonably sunny. We all scoffed my homemade cupcakes and toasted my Grandma a happy 70th, it was so nice to see my Grandparents. They live about 200 miles away from me, in Norfolk and I hardly get to see them anymore, which is thoroughly crap to be honest.

On a cheerier note, since visiting Lacock Abbey I have been doing a fair bit of day dreaming about living in a quintessentially English village. I'm such a sucker for the old school British way of life, I love the idea of village shops and bakeries instead of huge chain stores. If I could live off of cream teas and apple crumble for the rest of my life - I would. I'm the most patriotic person I know, I love the UK, I don't think I could ever move away. 

Has anyone else visited Lacock Abbey, what did you think of it?

Friday, 31 August 2012

A quick catch up and a new camera.

I don't really know where to begin with this post but I guess this is a pretty good place to start - I got a new camera! I was kindly given a Canon 600D as an early 18th birthday present so now I am back to care for my little abandoned slice of the Internet!

Here are a few snaps I've taken whilst getting to grips with my lovely new camera...

You can expect many more posts coming from me over the next few months! I'm so glad to be back and blogging again, I've really missed it! Not much really happened whilst I was away, I went on a few holidays, passed my sixth form course with a flush of distinctions and just generally plodded on with life. The next year is going to be a big year for me and I have lots planned so stay tuned!

Anything new happened in your lives recently?

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Well, my camera broke.

Last time I ventured onto my dear little blog I was super excited for IMATS, I took so many photos while I was there and it was all good... Then I got home. My photos were nowhere to be found. I was unhappy to say the least. To top it all off, my camera (which was terrible in the first place) now is not working. So until I get a new camera, my blog posts will be tres boring! I'm looking into getting the Canon 600D at the moment so hopefully my camera issue should be sorted soon!

Other than that, life has been fairly boring. I sorted out what A level courses I will be taking next year and have developed a few obessions too.

One being Shellac nails, I flipping love them. I'll see if a can borrow a camera and show you guys.

Fingers crossed.

What have you guys been up to?

Jess xx

Friday, 3 February 2012

Whats in my travel makeup bag... for IMATS

So, I was just un-packing my bag in the hotel i'm staying in and I thought i'd do a post on what i've brought makeup wise. Saving space in my bag for all the makeup i'll be getting tomorrow ;). I've been quite good and not brought too much with me to be honest.
Top row: Chanel Vita Lumiere Aqua foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Garnier Eye Roll-On concealer, Skindinavia Original Makeup Finishing Spray.
Bottom row: MAC Pink Swoon blush, Sleek Contour Kit.

Top to bottom: Urbay Decay Naked Palette, Benefit Bad Gal Lash mascara, MAC Smoulder eye kohl, MAC Painterly paint pot, Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, Tweezerman Tweezers.
L-R: MAC Viva Glam Cyndi, Jemma Kidd Hi-Shine Silk Touch Lipgloss in Perfect Red, Models Own Lipbalm in Blackberry.
Top to bottom: Brush Guards, Royal and Langnickel Pro Metal Lash Comb, Royal and Langnickel Pro Lash Spoolie.
L-R: Real Techniques Blush Brush, MAC 266, Real Techniques Stippling Brush, Sigma E05 Eyeliner, Sigma Tapered Face F25, MAC 217, Sigma Tapered Highlighter F35, MAC 239, Royal and Langnickel Powder Brush, MAC 190, Royal and Langnickel Crease Brush, Royal and Langnickel Smudger Brush.

So thats everything i'm taking makeup wise, expect a lengthy blog post in the next few days about IMATS London 2012! ;) Hope you guys have a great weekend!
Thanks for reading.
Jess xx

Thursday, 2 February 2012

Get to know me...

I though I'd do the 'get to know me' tag as I'm procrastinating away from my coursework so I thought I'd make it worth while!

Vital Stats
Name: Jessica.
Nicknames: Jess.
Birthday: 21st November 1994.
Place of Birth: Reading, UK.
Zodiac sign: Scorpio.

Hair colour: Dark blonde/light brown.
Hair length: Just above the boobs!
Eye colour: Green.
Best feature: My boyfriend is screaming 'your munchkin impression' but to be honest, its probably something much more boring like my eyes maybe?
Braces: Nope.
Piercings: Ear lobes, wanting my helix done though!
Tattoos: None.
Righty or Lefty: Righty.

Best friend: A girl called Charlotte from my primary school.
Award: Probably some kind of dance award, wish I still danced!
Sport: Dancing or Rugby - aha, what a mix!
Real holiday: Centre Parcs, Longleat.
Concert: Summer XS.

Film: I LOVE films, anything from Stardust, to the Lord of the Rings, to the Clash of the Titans.
TV Show: The Big Bang Theory.
Colour: Plum.
Song: I don't have one favourite song, I have an entire list.
Restaurant: Cafe Rouge or anywhere that sells a decent Caesar salad!
Store: Topshop or Urban Outfitters!
Book: SO many, I love the Percy Jackson series, the Harry Potter series, the Twilight saga (yes, I know), the Host, just loads really. I'm a sucker for a easy going, fantasy book. Can't be doing with really depressing, real life books!
Magazine: Look, Elle or Vogue.
Shoes: My pillow shoes from IKEA... Don't go there!
Feeling: Sleepy.
Single or Taken: Taken :)
Eating: Stir fry, nom.
Listening to: A bit of Genesis, Turn It On Again!
Thinking about: Having a cuddle with the boyf!
Wearing: Teal Topshop jumper and black flock floral jeans from Topshop.

Want children: Yes, one day. :)
Want to be married: Yes, definitely! :)
Careers in mind: Makeup artist... Muhahaha.
Where do you want to live: I want to build my own house in the countryside, hopefully in Berkshire still!

Do you believe in
God: I believe in some of the morals and teachings and I believe there is a greater 'something' I'm just not sure what that 'something' is.
Miracles: To me, someone recovering from a serious, maybe even a terminal illness, is a miracle.
Love at first sight: I believe that you can fall in love with someones appearance at first sight but I think that you need to know somebody before you can love them!
Ghosts: Maybe, weird things have happened to my friends and family. I don't rule anything out.
Aliens: I think it'd be very arrogant and ignorant of us to think that we are the pinnacle of evolution in the universe. There has to be some other life out there somewhere!
Soulmates: Yes, absolutely.
Heaven: I hope so.
Hell: I hope so, otherwise heaven's worthless.
Kissing on the first date: Maybe, depends if there are feelings there!
Yourself: Sometimes.
If you managed to reach the end of this long post then bravo! More posts to come in the next few days, one probably very long one about IMATS!
Thanks for reading :)
Jess xx

Sunday, 29 January 2012

It's a Sunday #03

My week has been super boring, nothing much has happened to be honest. I raided Topshop and got some gorgeous shoes on Wednesday. I LOVE them, so orginal and comfy!

Last night I had a girly night in, we cracked open a bottle of wine and watched Bring It On. It was so cringey, we knew all the words between us! We ate our bodyweight in pizza too, diet starts NOW! I'm such a fatty ha.

I have been really lusting after the Kindle Fire this week, does anyone know when it is released in the UK? I want one so badlyyyyy.

I thought i'd show you guys my beautiful ring that my boyfriend got me for our two year anniversary. He gave it to me in a lovely little restaurant in Italy. It was so perfect. I love it :).
Got some VERY exciting plans for next week, wait for it........ I'M GOING TO IMATS!! Oh yes, I am bursting with excitment. I went last year and it was amazing, I met Sam and Nic Chapman Tanya Burr and her boyfriend Jim, Wanye Goss and a few other famous names that i'm sure you'll all know. I'll blog about it next week. Are any of you guys going?

Thanks for reading :)


Monday, 2 January 2012


So, I know its been a while but I have been verrry busy. Sixth form is brilliant and I have settled in and made a heap of new friends, new friends means new faces to make over, new and different makeup tips to share and plenty of shopping.

In the past few months I have been to Italy, celebrated my 17th birthday, started driving and done loads of stuff. Now, I am back to blog! I have missed blogging so much. Thank you to everyone who remained following me whilst I was away!

A few photos of my birthday, a photoshoot which I did the makeup for and a halloween party I did my boyfriends makeup for.
There are plenty more posts to come soon!

Hope you guys had a good Christmas!

Thanks for reading.

Jess xx
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