Saturday, 30 June 2012

Asos Wishlist

So as usual I was casually browsing through some online stores looking at all the things that I can’t afford and I decided to have a look on Asos. I’m very hit and miss with Asos sometimes there are loads of things that take my fancy and sometimes there is zilch. However this was a very good day!

So I thought I would share with you some of the pieces that particularly caught my eye. My favourite piece is bright coloured floral dress, I think this would be an ideal dress to carry you through the whole summer (weather permitting)! And the River Island Kaftan on the bottom left would be lovely on the beach or around the pool.

What do you think? Do you like Asos?

Speak Soon

Friday, 22 June 2012

7 Things for 7 days :)

Hey guys,

A couple of weeks ago while I was undertaking my daily habit of reading blogs I decided to start with my favourite blogger who is Louise from sprinkleofglitter. Without wanting to sound soppy and a bit weird Louise is one of the reasons I decided to take the leap and start my own blog. Anyway, enough of that she had wrote a post that inspired me it was about setting yourself weekly goals in order to motivate yourself to do things you wouldn’t normally do.  I thought this was a really good idea if, like me, you’ve found yourself in a little bit of a rut recently. Anyway back to the point of this post, this week Louise has decided to make this an interactive post that everybody can join in with to make everyone feel good about themselves J such a lovely idea!
The lovely Lousie

So here goes;
Now I am cheating a bit as my goals are not for the next seven days but for the next month. Sneaky I know, ha! I’ve done this because I have just taken on another job as well as my current job so as you can guess I’m a bit busy at the moment.
My goals are:
1.       Relax – This applies to everything; work,uni,home everything.  I need to learn that certain things, such as uni results, are out of my control and there is nothing i can do about them so I shouldn’t stress. Easier said than done.
2.       Spend some quality time with Stuart – this one is pretty self explanatory. Although I do spend a fair amount of time with Stuart, it’s not always quality time, if that makes sense. So I’m making this a goal to do something romantic such as cook a meal for him and really have a proper conversation.  N’aww
3.       Be more organised – Organise my bedroom, my wardrobe, my make up. I’m not fussed what I organise I just want to get that feeling of accomplishment that you get when something looks neat and tidy J
4.       Improve my skin care routine – Lately my skin has felt really neglected because, hands down, I’ve been lazy lately and not really bothered with skincare. Now my skin is fighting back and pretty much demanding that I fix this problem.
5.       Get to the gym – Last month me and my best friend joined a gym with all the best intentions but have only managed to get there once a fortnight, bad I know. I hate wasting money so I feel guilty for not going as much as I should.  So by this time next month I want to be going at least once a week.
6.       Eat Better – This is a pretty similar goal to number five. At the minute I really want to improve my overall health and fitness, not just to lose weight (although that would be an added bonus) but just to make it so I can walk up stairs without feeling like I’m about to drop dead.
7.       Read – I am an avid reader and love nothing more than sitting down and getting lost in a book. However due to uni and all other things I have seven new books that are sitting un loved on my book shelf just waiting for me.  So I have decided that I am going to read at least one of them, hopefully more. I am going on holiday within this month and I normally read at least two on my holiday so I’m not going to count those, because that would be cheating ;)
So there you have it. I am already feeling excited and motivated about completing these goals! However if I don’t manage them all that’s all right as well and I won’t be disheartened.
I’ll be sure to let you know how I get on with these goals!
Speak soon,

Wednesday, 20 June 2012

My Mac Palette

Hey Guys,

I'm back. Once again I'm sorry for being a rubbish blogger lately but hopefully that should all change (she says)

The first post that I thought I should start with is my newest addition to my make-up collection. To help cheer myself up during the final weeks of uni I decided that i would finally take the plunge and purchase some Mac eye shadows.

While I have been a lover of Mac for a lot of years I’ve never been interested in the eye shadows, not because I didn’t like them but I never used to bother with eye shadows. That was partly because I never knew what I was doing and partly because I just liked the look of just black liner on the lid so I stuck with that look for about two years.
However recently I have become OBSESSED with all brands and finishes of eye shadows so I thought it was time to bite the bullet and buy some from Mac.  
Now I was in two minds whether or not to just buy them in the individual pots but I thought purely just for my holidays the palette would be so much easier to carry and not take up so much space in my case. 
I must admit I spent about an hour deciding on the colours I wanted and originally I only wanted to get two along with the palette but I ended up getting three, oops. There are so many gorgeous colours available at Mac that I’ve already mentally filled most of my palette.

The colours that I decided, eventually, to go with were: Vanilla- which is a gorgeous shimmery cream colour, perfect for a base colour.

 I then picked up Malt which isn’t as brown as I would have liked it to be, it’s more of a pinky/brown nude colour but I still love it!

This looks a lot darker than it actually is, (rubbish camera)
And the last colour that I decided on was Woodwinked which is a brow/gold which I thought would be an ideal shade for every day!

Aww they look all lonely, I should buy more to keep them company ;)
So far I’m really happy with the colours that I picked, the pigmentation is amazing. The only thing I have noticed is that I do need to wear an eye shadow primer to get the full colour pay off, but that may just be my eyelids.  
What do you think? What are your favourite shades?
Speak Soon

Friday, 8 June 2012


Hey Guys, Sorry I know I've been a rubbish blogger lately! My deadlines for uni fast approached so that's kept me really busy! However thankfully I have FINALLY finished uni :D Wooo! This means I now have lots more spare time to be a better blogger. I already have a few posts in mind so they should be up soon! Again apologies for my absence :) Speak Soon (promise) Jessica X
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