Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Top 3 favourite phone cases

Hey Guys,

I thought I'd do a little bit of a different post today and share with you my three favourite phone cases. I never realised how important protecting your phone was, until mine fell off the table and decided never to work again. *sobs* ever since then I never let my phone go without a case. I like to make them pretty to.
1. Cat sims feather case from Iconemesis* This has to be my ultimate favourite. It fits my phone so snuggly and it doesn't even feel like there is really a case on my phone. not to mention this case is now in the sale. Bargain alert! After using my Topshop case to death, this one has certainly become a firm favourite of mine.

2. Black and white snakeskin look case from H&M I think the look of this is so cool and on the inside it has like a velvet feel to it. It looks way more expensive than it actually is.

3. This Topshop reflective holographic case was my first and I love it, its so cool, It sort of changes colour with the light. Unfortunately I cant find the link online, but it should still be in some stores.
All items marked with an asterix* were kindly gifted to me, but all opinions are my own.

Love Jess x

Thursday, 1 January 2015



I hope that you all have had a wonderful 2014 and enjoyed your celebrations last night, however that may have been. Here is to 2015! I have a lot of exciting things I want to do with my blog this year, so I hope I can put that into practice. 
For now, here are some shots of the fireworks I watched last night with my family. 

Love Jess x

Monday, 24 November 2014

Birthday Shenanigans

Hey guys,

Its been a very long month, what with hundreds of university deadlines it seems, and there is still more to come before christmas time. However I took some time out of my busy life to celebrate my birthday and my best friends birthday two days before mine. I thought I'd share some of the photos of both evenings. They are not the best quality as they are just Iphone photos, but I love them all the same. 

Love Jess x

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Autumnal colours from Topshop

Hey guys, 

The weather has cooled down, and it's time to get out the cable knit jumpers. Before I do that, I always think about my winter makeup staples. This year it is burgundy. I've gone totally mad for the colour, both for fashion and beauty.

I thought I'd share with you some makeup must haves, if you are as obsessed with burgundy tones as I am.

I firstly came across, what Topshop are calling cheek jelly, which I think is super cool, it feels very much like a cream blush, which I love for a more dewy natural finish. When I say a little goes along way with this colour, I really do mean it. Its such a pigmented shade, which I picked up the colour 'Sibling'.

Then I found the lipliner in 'Deception' and lipstick in 'Wicked' they literally go perfectly together. I find with a rich dark lip shade, a lipliner helps create perfect definition. The lipstick is great because its highly moisturising, so lasts so much longer than a lot of the darker shades i've ever tried. The colours are a beautiful deep burgundy shade which I totally love, I didn't want anything else that was too heavy on the rest of my face, so I teamed my lip with a subtle eyeliner.

If you want to see how I created this makeup look you can head over to my youtube channel and watch the video here.

Jess x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

whats in my bag

Hey guys, 

Just thought I would share with you a little whats in my bag video. These are just things I carry around with me on a daily basis, for university, work, general life etc. I'm always interested to see what other people have in there bag, so I thought why not show you what I have. I hope you enjoy.

Jess x

Monday, 29 September 2014

La Vie est Belle

Hey guys, 

Introducing to you, my all time favourite perfume. Its possibly one of the hardest things to try and describe a perfume without saying 'it smells nice'.

I bought this over a year ago, because I was fed up of the same scent on me day after day. Browsing all of the counters I came across La Vie est belle by Lancôme. As soon as I spritzed it on my wrist I literally fell in love. I constantly get compliments about what perfume I'm wearing. Well now you all know. 

As its an au de parfum the scent is much stronger and you find that a little really does go a long way. This is probably one of Lancômes signature scents now and it really is heavenly. Its so feminine, natural and simple, yet is so elegant which I love. It has a very rich sweet smell to it, with a lovely fruity aroma.

It goes without saying it is a very luxury item, one which isn't the cheapest, but as I said earlier a little really does go a long way. I couldn't live without this beauty in my fragrance collection. 

Have you tried La vie est belle? If so what did you think of it? 

Jess x

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

A Tinted Moisturizer You All Need

Hey guys, 

When I hear the words Tinted Moisturiser I automatically think little coverage and oily looking skin. It's no wonder really, the majority I have tried meet that assumption.

After taking a spontaneous trip into Space NK a few months ago I saw this Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. Being the make-up addict I am, I thought I'd at least give this a go.
Turns out I'm in love with this product (if that were at all possible). I adore the fact it doesn't meet my previous expectations, in fact it has totally changed my perception on tinted moisturizer's. This product has simply become my go to everyday base, it has totally replaced my foundations. Its lightweight yet gives a decent coverage and you can build it if you like, for me personally I don't do that, as I feel one application is enough. As the formula of this product is oil free I believe this is the key to why my skin is less oily when using this product. As soon as I saw those words I was won over. This is perfect for a lightweight natural finish and is ideal for anyone with sensitive or oily skin.(Mine definitely can be on the oily side).

I've loved this product so much over the summer months, as it also includes SPF 20 in, which protects my skin from the sun, whilst still leaving me with a natural looking finish to my skin, with a dewy glow, but not at all greasy.

I am so thankful I found this product, it's totally my go to and just makes a wonderful change from foundations which I'm not always a big fan of, on a day to day basis.
Laura Mercier you have won me over with your fabulous tinted moisturizer.

Have you tried this product? Or any other tinted moisturizers you have been loving?

Jess x