VOGUE 73 QUESTIONS TAG

Hey guys,

I was tagged by Angela from dreamsandlashes.com to do the Vogue’s 73 Questions tag! I’m so excited to answer these questions and hopefully you will get to know me more in the process! It is quite a long post, so if you can’t make your way through all of it I completely understand!

Let’s get started!

  • What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this month?

It was mine and Grahams’ 6 month anniversary and he brought me on a day out around London for the day which was really good.

  • What’s the best thing that’s happened to you this year?

Starting this new job, I was very very lucky to get my job and I am so glad that I did! (I work as a TA in a nursery in a school)

  • What’s the best thing to happen to you ever?

Is it too cringey to say meeting Graham? Because that is probably the best thing that’s happened.

  • What’s your favourite season?

My favourite season is winter purely for the atmosphere, warm jumpers, hot drinks, cosy nights in and Christmas. But summer is a close second!

  • What’s your favourite holiday?

Christmas definitely! Love the atmosphere, the food and the movies!

  • Would you ever live in a big city?

I already do, I live in London. However I want to move out of London when I’m a bit older.

  • What’s your favourite ice cream?

Chocolate flavoured 100%! My ultimate favourite is Ben and Jerry’s Half Baked, however I can’t find it in any shops anymore which is heartbreaking.

  • What’s your favourite dessert?

Chocolate brownie!!

  • Cake or pie?

Cake definitely! I’m not a huge fan of pie, unless it’s apple pie.

  • What’s your least favourite food?

Fish! I can’t stand the smell, texture or taste of fish. (Except tuna)

  • What’s your favourite condiment?

I would have to say mixed herbs or garlic. (I totally did not have to google what condiment means…)

  • It’s brunch, what do you eat?

I’m boring so I would probably get a baguette or toastie.

  • What is your favourite colour?

Red

  • What colour dress did you wear to your prom?

Black and white.

  • Blow dry or air dry?

If I’m doing my hair before I go out I would blow dry, but normally I let my hair dry naturally.

  • Do you think you’re strong?

Physically, no. Mentally, yes.

  • Who is a person you’d love to have coffee with?

My old bestfriend in primary school, would be nice to see what she is up to.

  • When was the last time you cried?

Maybe just over 3 weeks ago, when I was thinking about moving out and realised I’d have to leave my cat behind. (at my parents)

  • Who’s the last person you texted?

Graham

  • Twitter or Instagram?

I’d have to say Twitter as I feel like you can connect with more people on there, but I love instagram too!

  • Who should everyone follow right now?

You should all follow respirare.weebly.com as her blog is amazing and deserves all the recognition it can get!

  • Have you ever had anything stolen from you?

When I was 14 I was on holiday with my parents, left my bag on the table and someone returned it to me but the 100 Euros I had was gone.

  • Favourite country you’ve visited?

Menorca, as I’ve been there twice but when I was younger and I loved it!

  • Country you wish to visit?

Oh there are so many! My top one at the moment is Thailand

  • First pet?

My current pet, My cat Ellie

  • Favourite disney animal?

There’s so many to choose from! Will have to say Pascale from the movie Tangled.

  • What are you doing tomorrow?

Working, exciting!

  • What are you most excited about in life right now?

I’m excited mostly for Christmas, as me and Graham have planned quite a few things to do.

  • A book you read because everyone else was reading it?

A fault in our stars, definitely didn’t disappoint.

  • What are you completely bored of right now?

This cold!! It feels like I have been ill for ever and I’m sick of it. (Pardon  the pun)

  • What’s your favourite beverage?

Coffee!

  • What’s your favourite cocktail?

Sex on the beach and pornstar martini

  • What would you order at a McDonald’s drive through?

A cheeseburger, mozzarella dippers, blueberry muffin and a toffee latte

  • What’s one thing you still have from your childhood?

My cuddly toy called Flopsy.

  • What’s your favourite current TV show?

Torn between Riverdale and Once Upon a Time

  • What’s a movie that’s made you cry?

Most recent one was dogs purpose.

  • What do you miss the most?

Not having to stress about money

  • What’s something you can’t do?

I can’t sing to save my life.

  • What are your nicknames?

Jess or Jessie, only certain people call me Jessie though

  • What makes you laugh a lot?

My friends, my dad or my cat being dopey.

  • Heels or flats?

Flats definitely! I can’t walk in heels at all!

  • What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

I don’t know, I haven’t really done anything adventurous yet

  • What’s the one thing you wanted to do but been scared of?

Funnily enough it was blogging, I’ve wanted to blog for ages but only just recently plucked up the courage to

  • What’s the thing you’re most proud of?

Doing well at college and being qualified to do what I want to do.

  • What did you want to do with your life at age 5?

I always wanted to be a vet when I was younger but as I got older I realised what the job actually entailed and I realised I wouldn’t be good for the job.

  • Dogs or Cats?

I love both but definitely dogs!

  • What’s the most important thing someone can learn?

How to be a good and honest person. We need more of those in the world!

  • Bath or shower?

Shower, it’s quicker. However, if I need to relax/destress a bath is best.

  • Mountain hideaway or beach house?

Mountain hideaway definitely! I’d be too scared of flooding/tsunami if I lived by a beach, plus I hate the feel of sand.

  • If you could spend 3 months somewhere, where would it be?

America, I would love to do a road trip around America and see some of the states!

  • Are you messy or neat?

Neat, got a bit of an OCD in certain aspects.

  • What is your favourite scented candle?

I love berry scented candles!

  • What is the first thing you do each morning?

I check my phone, social media and all that then I get up and start my day

  • What do you have for breakfast?

Weekdays I have weetabix or porridge and on weekends I have pancakes or crumpets.

  • What’s the last thing you do before you go to bed?

I read a chapter of my book.

  • What’s one skill you wish you had?

I would love to be able to draw/paint/sketch

  • What’s your favourite pizza?

Tuna and sweetcorn or meat feast

  • Describe your ideal man in 3 words

Honest, funny and caring.

  • Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?

My mum, I don’t really call people, I’m more of a texter.

  • At what age were you the happiest?

I can’t remember an exact age but it was before my teens

  • What’s the last thing you ate?

A packet of malteasers, healthy right?

  • Where do you go to when you need to be alone?

My room or for a walk

  • What’s the biggest thing on your mind right now?

Trying to decide how I want to study to be a teacher

  • What’s the best activity to do at home on a rainy day?

I love lying in bed, reading books and watching netflix.

  • What are you listening to right now?

A christmas playlist on spotify. (Woop Christmas is coming!)

  • On a scale of 1-10 how happy are you in life right now?

7

  • What’s the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten?

Frogs legs

  • Starter or dessert?

Dessert definitely! I rarely ever get  a starter

  • What’s the furthest you’ve been from home?

Geographically wise probably Cyprus earlier on this year.

MY NOMINEES

Caitlin

simply shaiz

PAE reviews

If you’ve made it this far thank you! If you couldn’t finish it still thank you for reading what you did! I know it was a long one.

What else do you want to know about me? Comment below

Take care,

Love, Jess x

Sunshine Blogger Award

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I was nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award  a couple of weeks ago by the lovely Sonam. Please go and check out her blog! She posts inspirational posts, beauty and lifestyle posts. Thank you again for nominating me Sonam!

RULES OF THE AWARD

  • Shout out to the blogger who nominated you with a link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions given by the blogger nominating you
  • Nominate 11 more bloggers for the Sunshine Award, with links to their blogs
  • Don’t forget to notify your nominees!
  • Give 11 new questions for the nominees to answer

SONAM’S QUESTIONS FOR ME

  1. What has been your all-time favourite post to work on?

The Harry Potter Studio Tour post! Writing that post gave me a chance to relive the experience which I loved!

  1. What is the one piece of advice you can give to anyone that wants to start their own blog?

To write about things that you like not what you see other people posting and to not be scared that people won’t read it because trust me they will! The blogging community is much more supportive than I ever imagined.

  1. How different is your life now from one year ago?

This time last year I was very unhappy at my (old) job and in my personal life. This year I have started a new job which I LOVE and have met an amazing person to make memories with. (Yes Graham, this is about you)

  1. Where is the place that you have always wanted to go?

Disney Land & World.

  1. How has your journey as a blogger been for you?

It’s been amazing! I’ve made friends with amazing bloggers from all around the world who are lovely!

  1. What is your all time favourite film? and why?

Harry Potter series….because I LOVE it and if you didn’t know that by now read my previous posts and you’ll soon be up to date.

  1. Tell us about a book that made an impact on your life

You guys are going to get so bored of my answers, this one is again Harry Potter. Without reading the books I wouldn’t have the same love and awe as I do for the movies and the whole production.

  1. Have you made any new year’s resolutions?

To focus on me and do things that are beneficial and not just for the sake of it. I like to think I’ve accomplished both of those.

  1. What is the boldest choice you’ve ever made?

Probably starting this blog and sharing it with those I know in real life.

  1. What is your spirit animal?

A wolf

  1. Who inspires you in life?

My friends, my dad and other bloggers that I have met!

I NOMINATE..

YOUR QUESTIONS

  1. Where do you see yourself in one year?
  2. What is your favourite season and why?
  3. If you could go to another country tomorrow, where would you go?
  4. If you could spend a day as any celebrity, who would it be and why?
  5. What song do you relate to the most?
  6. How has blogging changed your life?
  7. What’s the best book you’ve ever read?
  8. What motivates you to blog?
  9. What is the ONE thing you don’t like about blogging?
  10. What are your goals for 2018?
  11. What is your favourite quote?

And that’s that! I love these awards as it is a great way to interact with other bloggers and make new blogger friends!

I hope you have enjoyed this post and thank you for reading!

Love,

Jess x

Review: Dr Botanicals Tropical Invigorating cream

Hey guys,

I haven’t done a review in SO long I’ve really missed doing them but don’t worry I have plenty more reviews coming your way soon. All views are my own and are 100% honest.

Today I am reviewing Dr Botanicals Tropical Invigorating cream. Firstly, the packaging itself is a huge selling point, so aesthetically pleasing. So if you are one of those people who like to have all their products looking pretty on the shelves this cream would fit right in!

I LOVE this cream, I have nothing bad to say about it! It has a pleasant yet subtle smell which isn’t overpowering once on your face. You only need to use a small amount and it goes far! This means good value for money which is what we all love, right?!

I have been using the cream for about 3 weeks now and have noticed a huge difference in my skin, as it’s gotten colder my skin normally dries out and gets sore and irritable. However, thanks to this cream my skin is soft and as moisturised as ever!

It’s also cruelty free and vegan! What’s not to love?

I would rate this cream 10/10 and would highly recommend for you to try it!

Thank you for reading today’s review! I hope you have enjoyed it!

What moisturiser do you use? Comment below

Take care,

Love, Jess x

Blogger Recognition Award

Good afternoon everyone! I got nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award by the lovely Erika and Hebah.  Please check out both of their blogs, they both have amazing posts that I’m sure you will love.

What is the Blogger Recognition Award?

It is made by bloggers for bloggers. It’s a way to let fellow bloggers know that you recognise and appreciate the hard work that they do.

If you accept the nomination, here are the rules:

  • Write a blog post to showcase your award
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  • Give a brief story of how your blog started
  • Share two general pieces of advice for others
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers
  • Let your 15 bloggers know that you have nominated them.

So without further ado let’s get started…

How my blog started…

I’ve been blogging since September so just about 3 months approximately. I wanted to start blogging over a year ago but I was too scared and embarrassed to put myself out there. I actually wrote my first ever post on my blog last August in an Uber going to work; however, I was too scared to share it so my blog went nowhere. September this year I finally plucked up the courage to start again, this time trying not to care what negative things people had to say about it. I was pleasantly surprised to find everyone was so supportive of me, even when I first started people on twitter and people I knew in real life were so supportive of me.

The reason why I wanted to blog was that I always loved reading others blogs and watching youtube videos. It inspired me to use blogging as a platform to express my love for makeup and all things beauty.

Advice to new bloggers

  • NEVER compare yourself to other bloggers, everyone is unique and has different writing styles. Comparing yourself will only knock your confidence and stop you from fulfilling your potential as a blogger.
  • Don’t over work yourself, don’t put too much pressure to post too often. If you’re busy and can only post once a week or less than that, that’s fine! Make sure blogging doesn’t become a chore and you don’t start dreading writing the posts. It should always be fun for you so you can enjoy what you’re writing about. Happy writer = Happy reader.

Nominations

  1. simply shaiz
  2. becca
  3. caitlin
  4. dominique
  5. angela
  6. kayla
  7. judanna
  8. respirare
  9. kris marie
  10. sophie
  11. sonam
  12. shannon
  13. hebah
  14. ourlilmtntribe
  15. okami ammy

Thank you for reading this post!

What pieces of advice would YOU give new bloggers? Comment below

Take care

Love, Jess

Harry Potter Tag!

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Welcome back to my blog! I’m so excited to do this post as many of you already know that I LOVE Harry Potter!

I was nominated by the lovely Ashleigh. Thank you for tagging me  in this post! Gives me yet another excuse to talk about Harry Potter hehe.

This tag was created by Cassie, so thank you!

  1. What house are you in?

After taking the quiz on pottermore I got sorted into Hufflepuff! Hufflepuff’s most renowned members include Tonks and Cedric Diggory. It is also known as the house that has produced the fewest dark wizards of any house in Hogwarts.

  1. What is your patronus?

A dolphin

  1. What is your wand?

Maple wood with a phoenix feather core, 11 3/4 and pliant flexibility.

  1. What would your bogart be?

A giant spider.

  1. What position would you play in Quidditch?

I’d most likely be a keeper, as I’m better at defence than anything else.

  1. Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?

I took a quiz online and it turns out that I’m muggle born just like Hermoine Granger.

  1. What job would you want to have after graduating from Hogwarts?

Looking after magical creatures with Hagrid or a preschool teacher for children with magic.

  1. Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?

The invisibility cloak

  1. Favourite book?

Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone as I feel it made me feel like I was visiting hogwarts for the first time as well as Harry.

  1. Least favourite book?

Harry Potter and the Half-blood prince, for some reason it took me ages to read this book.

  1. Favourite film?

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I loved watching all the tasks and the creatures were great! I hated the ending for obvious reasons but overall that was my favourite film.

  1. Least favourite film?

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 1 purely for the deaths of Hedwig and Dobby.

  1. Favourite character?

Hagrid, I’ve always loved Hagrid throughout all the movies.

  1. Least favourite/most hated character?

Bellatrix Lestrange, one of the main reasons is for killing Sirius Black.

  1. Favourite teacher at hogwarts?

Minerva McGonagall because she has always stayed true to what she believes in and was pretty badass in the final battle.

  1. Least favourite teacher at hogwarts?

I have two; Horace Slughorn and Dolores Umbridge. I don’t like Slughorn because I could never truly trust him and its creepy how he tries to ‘collect’ his students. And Umbridge? does that really need an explanation?

  1. Do you have any unpopular opinions on the series?

There should of been a twist in Lucius Malfoy’s story and he should’ve been given a fresh start.

  1. If you could save one character from the final battle who would you save?

This is hard as I would want to save at least three! But I’d choose Fred Weasley, if you didn’t love his and Georges humour and wit then did you really watch the films or read the books?

To help you with some of the answers check out the Pottermore website here (www.pottermore.com)

THE QUESTIONS:

  1. What house are you in?
  2. What is your patronus?
  3. What is your wand?
  4. What would your bogart be?
  5. What position would you play in Quidditch?
  6. Would you be a pure blood, half blood or muggle born?
  7. What job would you want to have after graduating from Hogwarts?
  8. Which of the deathly hallows would you choose?
  9. Favourite book?
  10. Least favourite book?
  11. Favourite film?
  12. Least favourite film?
  13. Favourite character?
  14. Least favourite/most hated character?
  15. Favourite teacher at hogwarts?
  16. Least favourite teacher at hogwarts?
  17. Do you have any unpopular opinions on the series?
  18. If you could save one character from the final battle who would you save?

I TAG:

AmyMichelleKirstyBeeKellyEmmaGracieBelle

Thank you for reading this post, I hope you have enjoyed reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it!

If you want to see my magical experience at the Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour check out this post.

Take care x

Love, Jess x

The Mystery Blogger Award

The Mystery Blogger Award

Hey guys,

Earlier this month I was nominated for ‘The Mystery Blogger Award’ by the lovely CherishingFlo. If you haven’t already you should check out her blog. She posts about lifestyle tips and her personal life. I LOVE her blog, her posts are always fresh and inspiring and won’t fail to add a smile to your face! So thank you so much for nominating me!

You may be sitting there wondering what an earth this award is even about well….

The award was made by Okoto Enigma, check out her post on how and why she created it! (Original post).

What is the ‘Mystery Blogger Award’?

“Mystery Blogger Award is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.” – Okoto Enigma

RULES (the only rules I like to follow….haha just kidding…)

  1. Put the award logo on your blog
  2. list the rules
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10-20 people
  7. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  8. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one funny question
  9. share a link to your best post(s)

So lets Rock ‘n’ Roll..

3 things about me

  1. I have a phobia of spiders and centi/milipedes. The way they look and move creep me out. I strongly dislike feet but wouldn’t class it as a phobia.
  2. I love astrology and have collected many crystals and gems over the years.
  3. My favourite colours are red and rose gold.

CherishingFlo’s questions for me:

  1. What made you start a blog?

I have always loved beauty products, especially makeup and I never knew how to express my love for it. After reading other peoples blogs on makeup and beauty, it suddenly clicked in my head that blogging is what I wanted to do.

  1. What inspires you to write your blogs?

The blogging community really inspires me, I had no clue how supportive bloggers are before I started my blog but I would 100% not be where I am today if it wasn’t for the amazing support I have received from fellow blogger who I now think of as friends.

  1. Would you ever want to blog full-time?

Yes I would love too! Not at the moment I wouldn’t as I love my job at the moment but it would definitely be something I would love to do in the future!

  1. How has blogging impacted your life?

It has made me more confident in myself, gives me a sense of purpose; rather than coming home lazing around watching Netflix I now feel motivated to write/plan blog posts (most days anyway). I have also met lots of AMAZING people from all around the world! I would never of met them if it wasn’t for starting a blog.

  1. What is your favourite past time?

I love going out with friends, seeing Graham, going shopping, reading books, going to concerts and watching movies/programmes. (Sorry couldn’t pick one)

My Nominations!

Kayla, simplyshaiz, judanna, kris marie, mary, PAE Reviews, caitlin, Sonam, becca , tizzhebahSophieRachel, Respirare , Angela, yiota, gianaFrancesca

Please check out their blogs as they are each wonderful and unique in their own way.

My  Questions for you:

  1. What is your favourite part about blogging?
  2. Have you told your friends/family about your blog? if no, why not?
  3. What are your favourite things to write about?
  4. How do you motivate yourself to keep posting blogs?
  5. If you was to have ONE super power what would it be?

Please comment below your post URL’s once you’ve written them as I can’t wait to read your answers!

Thank you so much for reading!

Hope you have had a lovely Monday and see you next time!

Love, Jess x

My Skincare Routine

Hi guys,

I hope you’ve all had a good Monday and have a good rest of your week!

Today I’m doing a blog post on my current skincare routine, I say current as I’m pretty sure it’ll change within a month.

Skincare is subject to skin type so in order for you to know if these products may be of benefit to you it’s probably best I disclose my skin type… (drum roll please)… dry and sensitive mostly but in the summer it can get oily.

I would also like to apologise in advance for the quality of the photographs as the lighting was awful (ugh English weather) and I couldn’t lay the bottles flat as they wouldn’t stop rolling…

The order in which I do my skincare routine are as follows:

  1. Cleanse/wash
  2. Tone
  3. Spot cream/gel
  4. Serum
  5. Eye cream
  6. Moisturiser
  7. Oil
  8. Primer…..makeup as usual.

My morning and afternoon skincare routines are different.

In the morning I usually cleanse my face using The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Skin Clearing Foaming Cleanser.

Then before I leave for work I use Dr Botanicals ‘Tropical Invigorating Cream’ duo moisturiser.


However in the afternoon after my shower/bath I will do a longer skincare routine.

First I wash my face using The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Skin Clearing FacialWash.


Then I use a cotton pad to apply The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Skin Clearing Mattifying Toner on my face and neck.


After this I apply LUSHs ‘Grease Lightning’ spot treatment gel over any blemishes I have on my face.

Check out my review here.

Then use The Body Shops’ Vitamin C Skin Reviver Instant Smoother and spread this over my T-zones. (Also works as a great primer)


Then I use The Body Shops’ Vitamin E Eye Cream, I apply this on my eyelid and underneath them.

After the eye cream has dried I then apply the Dr Botanicals ‘Tropical Invigorating Cream’ duo moisturiser again.

When that’s soaked into my skin I then apply The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Oil onto my T-zones and gently pat it down using two fingers.

That’s my skin routine almost finished!

Once/twice a week (depending on how many days I wear makeup) I exfoliate my face using The Body Shop Tea Tree Squeaky Clean Scrub.

I also use face masks 3 days a week, I normally do 2 days of day masks and one sleeping mask.

I use L’Oreal Pure Clay masks as a day mask.

I use two different sleeping masks, alternatively to how my skin is.

If my skin is feeling dry I use The dr Botanicals Pomegranate Superfood Regenerating Sleeping Mask. Check out its review here

If I have a few blemishes/spots I use The Body Shops’ Tea Tree Anti-imperfection Night Mask.


That’s a wrap!

A full review of The Body Shops’ Tea Tree range will be posted soon!

Thank you all so much for reading! I hope it’s been useful and please leave a comment what your favourite part of your skincare routine is.

Love, Jess x