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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BLOGMAS – DAY 20 – The Christmas Tag

Hey guys,

Welcome to my 20th Blogmas post, today I’m doing the Christmas Tag! I was tagged by Judanna and Emily, thank you both so much!

So let’s get started!

1. Favourite Christmas Movie & Why?

Elf! Well who DOESN’T love elf?!! It’s such a funny and feel good Christmas movie!

2. Top 3 Songs On Your Christmas Playlist?

Santa Tell Me – Ariana Grande, Do They Know It’s Christmas? – Band Aid and It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas – Michael Bublé

3. Favourite Christmas Tradition?

My current tradition is going to winter wonderland every year and so far it’s definitely my favourite! Love going there as there’s so much to do and see!

4. What Is On Your Christmas Bucket List?

To go to the Christmas markets in Berlin, was going to go this year but looks like it’ll be next year haha

5. Buddy The Elf or Ebenezer Scrooge?

Definitely buddy the elf!!! I love Christmas!

6. Best Thing About Being A Parent At Christmas (alternative if not a parent; Favourite Thing About Christmas For You?

My favourite thing about Christmas is the atmosphere and the movies! I love getting snug and watching a Christmas movie, makes me feel so festive!

7. What Is One Present You Asked For As A Child, But Never Received?

A dog! Every single year I wrote on my list that I wanted a dog, never happened! Got a soft toy though and a dog robot.

8. Do You Have Any Christmas Eve Traditions?

When I was little we used to have a mini roast, watch Christmas movies and open one present the night before. This has stopped though unfortunately

9. Which Festive Beverage Tickles Your Tinsel?

It’s crazy but I’ve never actually tried mulled wine and I don’t know any other festive drinks so I’m just gonna say my usual favourite which is vodka and cranberry.

10. Best Present You Ever Received?

My first ever iPod, I had saved up for it for months (before I had a job) and I had the right amount of money for it on Christmas Eve but my dad insisted the shops would be waaaay too busy, and that I should wait till after Christmas. Then the next day woke up and found out he had got it for me as a Christmas present!

11. Sprouts on Christmas Dinner? Yay Or Nay?

Naaaaay

12. What Would be your ideal Christmas?

Surrounded by my own family hopefully one day, I think Christmas is way more special when there’s a young child in the family. I can’t wait to have Christmasses with my future children.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this post, I’m not going to tag anyone but if you want to do this post please feel free to!

If you missed yesterday’s post you can check it out here

Thank you for reading,

Love, Jess x

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BLOGMAS – DAY 11 – What Christmas means to me

Hey guys,

Christmas has a special meaning to a lot of people but a lot of people like it for many different reasons.

What it means to me

Christmas is my favourite time of year and to me it means spending time with those close to me (friends, family… etc). Relaxing, watching Christmas movies, going Christmas shopping. Also about giving back to those who mean a lot to me to show my appreciation and gratitude. I also spend this time reflect on all that’s happened in the past year and how I want things to go in the next year!

My favourite things about Christmas
  1. I am a huge chocolate lover so of course the excuse to eat more of it would make me very happy! When I was little I used to have two advent calendars (one for the morning and one for the afternoon
  2. Going to visit the Christmas markets and winter wonderland. Not only are Christmas markets probably the most instagramable thing, they’re often filled with the best atmosphere as every one is getting into the festive spirit! Winter wonderland is also one of my most favourite things as it has so much to do and can appeal to nearly everyone! It’s become a new tradition that I have to go there every year at Christmas time!
  3. Watching Christmas movies all snuggled up with a hot drink and listening to the Christmas songs, keeps my festive spirit sky high!
What Christmas means to others

Sophie “Christmas to me means spending time with people who you care about, taking some time out for yourself to be festive and enjoy the season, and give to others wherever you can”

Bexa “Christmas is all about family, friends, food & fun! I love that it is a season for giving, spreading love, joy & making people happy! It’s such a special and memorable time of year, it’s brilliant!”

Lise “Christmas for me is a season of being selfless and paying some extra attention to those close to you and others who need a little something to get through the holidays. I love volunteering and giving gifts and enjoying the looks on people’s faces afterwards.”

Rebecca “Christmas is seeing people’s faces light up, eating delicious food, de-stressing the mind and most importantly giving to others. I love spending time with all my family and doing the same thing at Christmas we’ve done year in year out.”

Scandi Lifestyle “Christmas is about slowing down after another year has past, spend time with family and friends and just enjoy yourself.”

Jenny “To me it means spending quality time with family as I’ve grown up and realised it’s not all about the presents. It’s about spending quality time with family and enjoying the food and family time.”

Angela “To me it’s all about getting to decorate your house all pretty and cozy, taking the time to watch movies with my boyfriend on the couch with a cozy blanket and having Christmas dinner with the whole family! I just love the concept of kids running around playing and the adults sitting on the table talking…I also love that you get to do a lot of baking!”

Shrina “Family time, being with the ones you love and the start of making new memories”

It’s lovely to hear everyone’s different meanings as everyone’s reasons are so different and unique.

What does Christmas mean to you? Leave a comment below

Thank you for reading today’s post! If you missed yesterday’s post (favourite festive songs) you can check it out here.

Love, Jess x

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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

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