My daily routine of trying to stay positive

So as you may have or may not have noticed I haven’t written a blog in a long time; I’m trying to get back into it now, which I’ve been meaning to do for a while.. I’ve been so caught up doing other things and living life that I found it hard to find the time but hey ho I’m back at it now!

So this post is different to my norm and slightly out there, it’s taken a lot for me to admit it to myself and only just recently to my friends but I think it’s about time. Recent events in my life has confirmed to me that I suffer from anxiety, it’s not severe and is mostly manageable but it’s there. So with this I’ve been working on how to maintain a positive mindset which really helps.

So every morning I wake up and I read these positivity books;

• Everyday confidence

• The little book of positivity by Lucy Lane

• The little book of happiness by Lucy Lane

• Affirminator cards

I read these every morning and I feel like they help put me into the right mindset and helps me to start the day off positively.

I also read in one of the books that keeping a journal is good for keeping positive as you can reflect back to moments in your recent past and see the positive in them. I’ve started to do this and have noticed that it does help to note down how I’m feeling on specific days as then you can kind of understand your emotions more.

I’m no way an expert in this in any shape or form buy these little things have really helped me to feel more positive.

If you have any tips on how to stay positive please leave them in the comments below.

Love,

Jess

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Linziclip

Hey guys!

Todays post is going to be about my experience with the company Linziclip.

They were looking for bloggers to try out their clips and review them and luckily they picked me to be one of those bloggers!

*all views expressed are my own & are 100% honest*

You’re probably thinking why would there be such a big deal about clips but they’re not just any clips they’re better. They have a strong grip and are designed in a way that won’t your head if you lay back with them in. Girls, this means you can nap with them in!

They have lots of different sizes and shapes ideal for various hair types. I was sent these:

I use the black one to hold my hair back when using a face mask or hair mask and it’s great! Obviously as my hair is quite short it doesn’t work as well as it would for longer hair but still works a charm!

I use the little ones to separate my hair when straightening, to hold my hair back when doing makeup and to hold hair up when it’s tied up. So they are definitely useful, I use them every day now.

There are loads of different designs and patterns to choose from which makes them so unique and fitting to nearly everyone! This sounds like I’m promoting them but I promise I genuinely love their product and wanted to share it with all of you!

If you’re interested then you can get some of your own here.

Thank you for reading today’s post.

Love, Jess x

Products I’ve not been loving ☹️

Hey guys,

Today’s post is a bit different to my normal posts as it’s not so positive but just as honest.

It’s unrealistic to think that we love everything that we buy because we simply don’t, there are certain products that may actually be good but don’t work for you.

Here are some products that I’ve been trying out but haven’t worked for me as I wished they would:

L’Oreal facial cleansing oil

I’ve been using this for over four weeks and I just don’t get the hype of oil cleansers. It does take off makeup but leaves my skin feeling too oily and god forbid I try to remove eye makeup, then my eye goes blurry and feels like I cant see. I personally wouldn’t recommend as I feel like micellar water and makeup wipes work much better!

NYX Badunkadunk mascara

Yes I bought this purely for its’ name, serves me right, right? I love majority of NYX’s products so was a bit surprised to be disappointed with this one. It adds a reasonable amount of volume but boyyy does it make me look like a panda! Putting it on is like doing surgery, I have to make sure my hand is absolutely still or it transfers everywhere. Even after just an hour of wearing it I find myself with panda eyes. The kids at my job love it, I frankly do not. I wouldn’t recommend this product unfortunately.

Barry M liquid chrome highlighter drops

I personally prefer powder highlighters but really wanted to give this a go because it looked stunning when I swatched it instore. I don’t think its a bad product, I just don’t enjoy using it on myself as it can be quite patchy and hard to blend out.

The Body Shop Almond nail and cuticle manicure oil

I use this every night and have seen no difference to my nails sadly, it doesn’t help to push up my cuticles so I wouldn’t recommend this product.

And that is all! This post was long awaited as I like 9/10 of the products I buy so it’s very uncommon to find something that disappoints!

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post! Please let me know in the comments what products you’ve not been loving recently!

Love, Jess x

Happy Jackson & Venom Comms

Hi guys,

A few weeks ago I was sent a few products from the company Happy Jackson & Venom Comms and I really wanted to share it with you!

*All views are mine & 100% honest*

Happy Jackson is an awesome brand which sells lots of vibrant, colourful and empowering products! These range from beauty, stationary and technology; you’re bound to find something amazing in their selection whether it’s for you or a present for someone else.

They’re starting to be sold in various stores such as boots, debenhams, Selfridges and John Lewis but you can always visit and order from their online store.

So without a further ado, here are the products that I got sent to me.

‘Hello world’ iPhone X case

If you’re addicted to phone cases like I am then look no further! This is my current favourite case, I love all things holographic and the fact the little triangles are holographic makes it so sheek and I love it! If you would like it for yourself or for someone else you can get it from here.

‘Girl Power’ portable powerbank and mirror

This isn’t just a power bank, it’s also a mirror! I just love it so much, the quote on the front is so cute and it’s just the perfect shape/size and so handy! Need a mirror? no problem just use the other side of this while it charges up your phone! What a brilliant idea! If you want you’re own one (because let’s face it, who wouldn’t love it?) You can check it out here.

‘Actual mini brain’ memory stick

How cute is this USB? Not only is it practical but it’s also super cute too! If not for yourself, this would be such a cute gift for someone who is currently studying or just loves being organised! You can get it from here.

‘Queen of awesomeness’ iPhone X case

So like I mentioned earlier I have a slight addiction to phone cases so I was super happy to see I got sent two! I love the colour of this case as it’s so vibrant and summery which makes me miss the sun! If you’d like to get your hands on this awesome case (see what I did there?) then you can get it from here.

I hope you’ve enjoyed reading this post and see things you like! It’s a new range so why not be one of the first people to try it out!

Thank you for reading today’s post!

Love, Jess x

My February Favourites

Hey guys,

Today’s post are my favourites from February, another month another favourites post. I can’t believe it’s already March, where has February gone?

This month it is purely makeup and isn’t that many as the products featured in last months favourites post are still my favourite also!

Makeup Revolution Pearl Lights loose highlighter

I’ve never used a loose highlighter before but damnnnn this is pigmented!!! It gives a lovely golden glow and isn’t too much or too little if that makes any sense? I would highly recommend any highlighter loving person to try this! After all, you get a lot of product for only £5.

L’Oreal Eye Paint

I’ve only ever tried two liquid eyeshadows and at first I wasn’t overly keen but this one completely changed my view! It works great with a cut crease or for a simple liner look.

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer

You’re probably sighing right now thinking I can’t stop banging on about this concealer and you’re right! I can’t….simply because I love it! Check out my review on it here.

Urban Decay Naked Palette

I know this palette has been out forever and I pushed it to a side for a while because I got new ones. I recently went back to using it and wonder why I ever stopped. Honestly go back to your old palettes and you’ll remember why you loved them before!

I hope you enjoyed this post! Thank you for reading.

What is your favourite product that you’re using at the moment?

Love, Jess x

Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Concealer Review

Hey guys,

Today’s post is my review on Makeup Revolution’s new concealer which everyone is talking about! You’re probably bored of reading reviews on this concealer but if on a small chance that you haven’t seen one then yay welcome to mine!

Before I actually got my hands on the concealer I had heard such good reviews on the concealer so I just had to get my hands on one or in my case two… I have the shades C3 & C4.

There is a lot of talk that it is a dupe for the Tarte shape tape concealer which is awesome as I always wanted to try the Tarte one but was put off by the price (£35) whereas the MUR is only £4 (bargainnn)

My Rating: 5/5

My Review

I absolutely love this concealer, it definitely lives up to the hype! The coverage is amazing but isn’t too thick/heavy so is easy to blend and gives a ‘flawless’ look. It is a great way to cover blemishes and brighten up under the eyes! I don’t  I could flaw it in any way at all!

I would 100% recommend this to everyone and anyone as its one of my fave products at the moment!

Thank you for reading today’s post.

What is your opinion on the MUR conceal & define concealer?

Love, Jess x

My Valentine’s Day

Hi guys,

You probably read the title and thought I’m doing this post really late and well I guess it is, but better late than never right?

This post will be all about my Valentines with Graham. I would never of thought that I’d ever do a valentines post but here I am and here it is..

So we did two parts of it;

The first one was to an Italian restaurant (Italian is my faveee food!). The restaurant was called Piccolino and was in Virginia Water. It was my first ever time there and I enjoyed it thanks to Graham. We didn’t see any desserts that we liked so we decided to go ‘creams’ and it was such a nice ending to a lovely night.

Part two was my favourite part of all for obvious reasons.. and if you follow me on instagram or snapchat you’ll know why.

Graham booked a mini break to Hythe in Kent, it was a one night stay at a lovely hotel. So day 1 of the weekend was fun because I love long drives, as I’m not driving I get full control of the music which of course Graham is blessed with. (He’s probably shaking his head reading this right now, ha). When we got there we unpacked and headed straight for the beach, because why the hell not??

The weather was lovely and the beach was literally a few footsteps away. We stayed there until sunset and that was absolutely beautiful! Who knew England could be so pretty?

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It was so peaceful and calm I just wanted to stay in that moment forever but that’s not possible so as time went on of course food would be the first thing on my mind. There not being many places open we settled for Nandos which I was very happy about.

We then went for a walk down the river which was so romantic and cute, I couldn’t of felt more happy (soppy af I know, soz) and then returned to the hotel. We even checked out the hotels’ bar, which was filled with a lot of older people so I did feel a bit out of place but still had a nice time. After a few drinks we went back to the room and watched Ted and Dracula Untold (goals right?😂)

Day 2

The sunday was just as good as the saturday and was very busy. We started off the day by visiting the local town for breakfast, the town was super cute; all the little shops were so aesthetically pleasing and pretty. However, as it was sunday they were all shut, we found a costa and had our brunch in there. We took a walk back through town and to the river which looked just as beautiful in the day time! I even saw an Otter like animal, it was super cute.

We then went back to the car and drove to our next destination which was…

Port Lymphe

We visited the Port Lymphe Reserve, we went on an hour long safari ride which took us to the enclosures of lots of different animals such as: cheetahs, rhinos, wild hunting dogs, camels, giraffes and many more.

Once this was finished you could walk around the rest of the reserve and see the other animals such as: lions, meerkats, monkeys and many more. A lot of these animals were snuggled in their indoor enclosures so we was unable to see them, which is understandable as it was freezing! There was a scottish wildcat there which honest to god looks so similar to domestic cats but you’d definitely pay the price if you tried to pick that one up.

This reserve is pretty impressive to be honest, Graham got me the brochure which has all the information about each animal that is in their care. Some of the animals are extinct in the wild and majority of them are at a high risk of extinction which is really sad. Their breeding program is also amazing as they release them back into the wild but also keep on eye on them to make sure they’re thriving in the wild.

I’m a huge lover of animals and zoos as you’d know if you follow me on social media so visiting this place  was a great surprise planned by Graham. I would definitely recommend for anyone to visit it if they’re nearby! (only if you’re okay with a bit of walking, my legs were aching by the end).

We had finished by 2:45pm and thought that was too early to go back home so decided to have another little adventure and Graham drove us to Dover!

We visiting the white cliffs of Dover which again was a lot of walking (my legs were not happy) but it was so worth it! When we reached the viewpoint we got such a stunning view of the cliffs, sea and France! Graham even got a text saying “Welcome to France” and my phone changed time zones to Paris times. So turns out our phones GPS’s aren’t that accurate.

We walked back and decided to head home.

It was such a lovely valentines and it’s all thanks to Graham.

Thank you for reading this post!

What did you do for Valentines?

Love, Jess x