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

My January Favourites

Hey guys,

Today’s post is going to be on my favourites from last month. Yes I know it’s a bit late as it’s nearly half way through February but let’s just pretend it’s last week😂.

I personally love these posts so thought I need to do these more often.

So let’s begin,

Favourite Makeup bits

I don’t know about you but I’m seriously loving Makeup Revolution’s makeup recently. For such low prices the quality is AMAZING and to be honest the eyeshadow palette is just as pigmented as my urban decay palettes.

Here are some more Makeup Revolution bits and my new L’Oreal eyebrow pencil. Everyone is taking about their concealer and for good reason, I LOVE it! (Review will be up soon). Their loose highlighter is also so good, I’m in love!

This is the ‘Pure Gold’ Lipstick from L’oreal which I am in complete love with, just look at it!

This is another lipstick from L’oreal that I’ve been loving. It is in shade 116 and is a shimmery nude.

Favourite Hair Products

Here are all my hair products that I’ve been loving! As I’m trying to grow my hair these really help and are so good! My hair has been feeling and looking so much better since I’ve been using them.

Favourite Netflix shows

Reign and Riverdale are both my faves at the moment. You should give both a watch if you haven’t already!

That is all for my favourites! I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s posts and maybe learnt more about what I like.

What are your favourites from January?

Love,

Jess x

BLOGMAS – DAY 25 – My Christmas Day

Hey guys,

Welcome to my last Blogmas post! Woohoo we made it!! (I say we as I wouldn’t of been able to do it without the support of my friends and all of you who read my posts!)

Thank you so so much for reading my blogmas posts and supporting me, it honestly means the world to me! I’ve had so much fun doing blogmas and have been amazed and shocked by all the amazing support I’ve been given!

Merry Christmas everyone!!! I hope you have the most magical day and get spoilt as you all deserve! But most importantly enjoy the time with your family/friends and tuck in to your yummy Christmas dinner!

So far today I’ve:

-woken up

-opened presents with my parents

-had breakfast and watched Narnia with my dad

-done Christmas makeup

And later on I will be

-having Christmas dinner with my mum, dad, aunt and uncle

-watch the Christmas soaps while stuffing my face with chocolate

-watch Christmas movies

-sleep

This December has absolutely flown by but yet so much has happened! Thanks to Graham I’ve made the most amazing memories this Christmas and have been blessed to spend most of them with him.

I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas season and enjoy today as much as possible!

Thank you so so much again for reading my posts!

I’m taking a little break till the new year and I can’t wait to continue my blogging adventure in 2018!

Love, Jess x

BLOGMAS – DAY 24 – My Christmas Decor

Hey guys,

Welcome to my 24th blogmas post! And Happy Christmas Eve!🎅🏼🎄 I hope that you enjoy whatever your plans are for today! Whether that’s going out or staying in watching Christmas movies. One more sleep to Christmas!

I know I’ve said this a lot but I can’t believe how quick this month has gone! I don’t know if it’s due to doing blogmas or generally, I remember writing my ‘Welcome to Blogmas’ post as if it was yesterday! And here we are on the 24th day already it’s crazy!

Today’s post is about my Christmas decor, I’m only doing the Christmas decor in my room as my mums decorated the whole house and if I did a post for all of it let’s just say, it would be a long post!

This is the first year I’ve actually properly attempted at decorating my room and as my room is already painted red I settled for white, silver and gold coloured decorations and it’s quite subtle! I love Christmas but I like my room to be subtly decorated as I find that more calming.

I hope you like them! They’re not much but they definitely give my room a Christmassy vibe!

What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?

Thank you for reading today’s post! If you’ve missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 23 – Favourite bloggers of 2017

Hey guys,

Welcome to the 23rd day of my Blogmas! Only 2 days till Christmas now, it’s crazy how quick it’s gone.

Today’s post is going to be short and sweet all about my favourite bloggers from this year.

Here they are:

  • Caitlin – she is doing so well at Blogmas I’m honestly inspired! Also her posts are always of great quality!
  • Kris Marie – her book reviews are my favourite and she does great YouTube videos!
  • Erika – her mE project is amazing and so inspiring!
  • Carly – her Blogmas posts are my favourite and she is super supportive!
  • Judanna – she is one of the most supportive people I know! Always so friendly and positive
  • Becca – her blogs are amazing! Such a kind and supportive girl!
  • Hebah – does great posts about studying, organisation and things like that! I’ve learnt a lot from her blogs!

I’m so grateful to be part of this blogging community and to have gotten to know these lovely girls!

If I haven’t mentioned you please don’t be offended I have lots of favourites and love a lot of bloggers but if I included everyone the list would go on for ever!

Who is your favourite blogger of this year?

Thank you for reading today’s post, if you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here

Love, Jess x

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Want to see what I get up to this festive season?

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BLOGMAS – DAY 22 – Goals for 2018

Hey guys,

Welcome to the 22nd day of my blogmas! Nearly finished woop!

Today’s post is going to be my goals for 2018.

This is the first time that I’ve made goals but I’m motivated to meet them in the new year!!

Let’s get started!

• Eat healthier and be more active

• Read more books

• Travel the world and make memories

• Interact with more bloggers

• Contact more brands

• Practice my makeup more

• Save money to move out!

• To start a animal or teaching course

What are your goals for next year?

Thank you for reading today’s post! If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 21 – December Favourites

Hey guys,

Welcome to the 21st day of my blogmas! Only 4 days left! Today’s post is going to be my favourite products from this month!

So let’s get started!

Body care

Sleepy, mask of magnamity, snow fair body conditioner from Lush and VeeBeautyLdn’s eyelash and eyebrow serum and two lip balms. I love using all of these, definitely would recommend for you guys to try it out!

The body scrub by what’s in it for me, smells edible and leaves your skin feeling incredible! (Haha rhymes)

Fragrance

So fragrance were kind enough to gift me with these beauties at the Blogosphere Christmas festival last weekend and they all smell so lovely! So affordable and pretty! You can purchase these from most boots stores and would make great stocking fillers!

Face mask

Im loving this face mask at the moment! You can check out my full review on L’Oréal’s pure clay masks here.

Makeup

This is a recent buy of mine from Urban Decay and it is the Heavy Metal palette. Don’t let this picture fool you, this palette is HUGE well.. in comparison to their other palettes. I swatched it in the shop and bought it then and there that’s how much I loved it! Will do some looks using it soon!

Hair care

I was also luckily enough to be gifted these at the Blogosphere Christmas festival too by Ogx! I LOVE their hair products! Been using their shampoo and conditioners for maybe 2 years now, my hair definitely thanks me for it!

Books

This is my favourite book of this month! I love it! Check out my review for it here.

Netflix

These are my two favourite series at the moment, not just for this month but they’re what I’m watching this month! If you haven’t seen either or any of them I definitely suggest that you should!!

What is your favourite product of this month?

Thank you for reading today’s post, if you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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