Saturday, 30 November 2013

Christmas Present Idea's For Girly Friends

Hello everyone. 

Seeing as though everyone will be buying their friends Christmas presents around about now, I thought I would give you an insight to the items that I would buy for my friends. I know that buying for friends can be extremely difficult considering you may feel as though you have to find the perfect present, so here are a few ideas. 

NYX Mega Shine Lipgloss

I have been meaning to purchase this lipgloss for a while, and I sure would love it if someone bought me this for Christmas! Every girl loves a good lipgloss and  at £6.00 I feel as though this is a perfect gift, and you can purchase this HERE if you like this idea. 

EOS Sphere Balm in Pomegranate Raspberry

A good lipbalm will keep your lips hydrated and nourished for when you want to apply your lipstick or gloss. Personally, I think that a lipbalm is essential for cold months, as the cold winds and weather chap your lips. If you bought your friend one of these for Christmas they will be forever in your debt, and it is a bargain at £4.99. You can purchase that HERE

LUSH- Bubble Bar in Candy Mountain

Everyone likes to pamper themselves every now and then, and LUSH products do just that! They all have amazing scents and qualities within them to pamper the skin and they will make you feel amazing. I personally love this product for the smell and the oils it releases into your skin. £2.65 is a good price for something that will do your skin good. Also, you don't have to purchase just this from LUSH. There are all sorts of different products that are waiting to be purchased all for great prices. You can find this HERE.

NARS Blusher in Orgasm

Every girl loves a good colour on their cheeks, and NARS have super pigmented ones which will last for hours. Even though it costs £21.50, it may be classes as a special kind of present. You can find this product HERE

Illamasqua Lipstick

I couldn't choose a specific colour as I love them all, but these lipsticks are so creamy and they last forever. I have been wanting the colour 'Shard' for a while now, and I certainly would be made up if a received one of these for Christmas. These cost £16.50 and you can find them HERE

Essie Nail Polish

I love to paint my nails, and i'm sure I would be wrong by saying that noone else does. Essie nail polishes are lovely to paint on to your nails, and they come in an assortment of colours, suitable for everyone. These come at a cost of £7.99 and can be found HERE

Cath Kidston Zip Purse

I love receiving a new purse every now and then to give my bag a little bit of 'sprucing up', and I think that Cath Kidston do amazing designs which are applied to amazing products. As this present may be given for Christmas, it will give your friend somewhere to keep their vouchers and Christmas spending money ready to hit the sales. Even though it is a pretty hefty price at £28.00, it is a present which will do on it's own, and you don't have to worry about buying little extra gifts to make the present seem more special. This can be found HERE.

Cath Kidston Umbrella

Everyone needs an umbrella. It's a fact. Especially where I live, it rains practically every day so an umbrella is essential. I go through so many umbrellas because I result in buying cheap ones which just end up breaking. Cath Kidston do lovely umbrellas, and because they are a tad more expensive than your average umbrella, but this means that it will last longer! Again, it may be expensive at £22.00 but it is a lovely gift and can be found HERE.

Ted Baker Wash Bag/ Make-up Bag

This is probably the most expensive gift that I placed in these ideas, but it is sooooo pretty! Every girl needs and amazing looking make-up/wash bag to stash their beauty products, and Ted Baker do absolutely amazing ones. Yes the price is very hefty at £29.00, but you can guarantee that your friend will love it. You can find this HERE.

So there are my Christmas present ideas guys! I know that the prices range a hell of a lot, but they are amazing gifts that I'm sure your friends will love. Also, you don't need to go buy what I have suggested, as these may just give you an idea of something else which your friends may love!

What Christmas present ideas do you have?

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Dream Lipstick

Hello again guys.

Luck you lot eh. Another blogpost from me. Two in one day. I must be feeling like keeping on top of things. Mind you, I do owe you all a few blogpost's seeing as though I have been lacking the past week or so *major sad face*.

This post is about the Illamasqua Lipstick in Shard. 

This lipstick is a red/violet colour with a matt finish. Santa will definitely be getting asked for this, this year. I have been eyeing up this lip colour for a while, and whenever I get paid or I am on the internet, I always find myself on the Illamasqua website eyeing up this lipstick deciding between whether I should purchase it or not. Can I really justify £16.50 for a lipstick? At the moment I am being a good daughter, granddaughter, friend and niece by buying everybody their Christmas presents so that I get it all out of they way. 

I you guys would like to purchase this lipstick before me, which would result in utter jealousy, then click HERE to be taken there. There are also many other colours too which are just as amazing but this is the one that caught my eye!

What lipsticks are you guys dreaming about at the minute?

Guess Who's Back

Hello everyone!

Firstly I would like to apologise for my lack of blogging over the past week or so. My laptop decided to full on shut down on me, so blogging is proving to be very difficult! Anyway I AM BACK

One of the main reasons that I am posting today is because a good friend of mine Amee, who's blog you can find HERE has just joined the blogging world and has begun to share her life with the universe. 

I really do recommend that you visit Amee's blog, as her post ideas are amazing and she is new to this world!

Hope your all having a good week so far. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Feeling Overwhelmed

Hi everyone!

I just wanted to share with you all, what I think is the most exciting thing happening in my life so far.

So my year are going through the UCAS applying situations. And yes. It is extremely painful, and long, and tiring, and boring, but once you have sent off your UCAS application it is the best feeling ever and well worth the wait!

So I sent my UCAS application off a few weeks ago, and I would just like to share with you all my excitement about the fact I have heard back from all of my university choices! Eeeep!

I have received offers from Manchester Metropolitan University, University of Leeds and UCLAN, and I have also been offered an interview at Edge Hill University. I'm super, super happy.

I hope you are all having a great week, and I promise to write a big post soon as I have been slacking!

Saturday, 16 November 2013

Inspirational Quote Of The Week | #2

Hi guys.

So it has hit that time of the week again where it is time for another inspirational quote. The quote that I have been loving is...

"You miss 100% of the shots you don't take."
                   - Wayne Gretzky

This quote basically means that if you never try, then you will never succeed. You have to give something a go, because if you don't then you could me missing out on an amazing opportunity.

I hope you have all had a lovely and exciting week. 

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Costa- White Hot Chocolate

Hello everyone!

So it has hit that time of year again where Costa have put away their summery drinks, and opened a whole new box with their Christmas drinks. I mentioned in my Autumn Tag that I am a lover of the Honeycomb Hot Chocolate, but this year I have found something else.

I took a trip to Costa on Monday morning with Linsey from Red Velvet Kiss, and I found that Costa had added the 'White Hot Chocolate' to their Christmas menu. Seeing as though I am a lover of white chocolate, I jumped at the opportunity and invested in a large one. 

This picture can be found HERE

I have immediately fallen in love with this hot chocolate, and I'm sorry Honeycomb hot chocolate but I have found a new favourite. 

The hot chocolate comes with gold sprinkles in the shape of stars, and a cherry sauce on top which completely finishes off the hot chocolate. I just love this stuff too much! I definitely recommend this, as it is absolutely amazing.

What is your favourite hot drink of this time of year?

Saturday, 9 November 2013

Inspirational Quote Of The Week | #1

Hello everyone.

So I have decided to post an 'Inspirational Quote of the Week' right up until Christmas time. I just thought that this was a nice little 'pick-me-up' if your ever feeling down. I will be posting on a Saturday purely because I work on a Sunday *boo*. So here is the quote for the week!

"Don't give up what you want most, for what you want now."

A little story behind this quote for you- I have always wanted to be a Philosophy Teacher and then one day I thought I wanted to change to become a Primary School Teacher because of some Work Experience I had done. Moral of the story, if I had given up my dream of becoming a Philosophy Teacher and taken up Primary School teaching, then I know I wouldn't be happy as Philosophy will always be a part of me. 

What are your most inspirational quotes?

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Remember Remember 5th November

Hello everyone!

I know that this post is a day late but as you know, yesterday was the 5th of November- Bonfire Night! I always look forward to this time of year as I think fireworks and sparklers are so so pretty. Also, there is a local firework display which takes place up Kendal Castle which is near enough in the middle of the town. Most people venture up the castle to watch the display, but because you can see the castle from my house, we chose to let some fireworks off in our garden, then watch the display from there. 

These are some of the fireworks that were set off in our garden. I couldn't catch a photograph of the rockets but here are the ones that explode out of the box. I must warn though, even though the colours were amazing, they weren't very good as a whole. 

Me and my little sister... My little brother refused to have his photo taken.
The next lot of photos are from the display up the castle.

This firework was one of my favourites.

On this photograph you can see the trees around the castle being lit up by the firework.

Part of the finale.

So there was my bonfire night! My mum also made us tomato soup and jacket potatoes whilst we watched the fireworks. My brother and sister also loved watching the fireworks too.

What did you do on your bonfire night?

Looking Forward

Goodmorning everyone.

Today is one of those days where I feel as though it is time to look forward and not look back. Lately I haven't been feeling myself, so I thought 'come on Jess, let's look forward'. 

This is just a post to 'pick you up' if your feeling down, so if you are not feeling yourself, remember that life is a beautiful thing and there are so many different things to look forward to in the future. 

Monday, 4 November 2013

The 2013 Christmas Tag

The Christmas TAG tree
Picture courtesy of Georgina at Makeup-Pixi3
Hello everyone!

I can't stop thinking about Christmas and how excited I am! It's only a month away so I am going to have to start my shopping pretty soon. Even though I have another month to wait, I saw this as an opportunity to put together the Christmas tag, and if your reading this... your nominated for this too!

Do You Prefer A Real Christmas Tree Or Synthetic?
In our house we have always had a synthetic Christmas tree. Even though I think that real Christmas tree's are lovely, I prefer synthetic tree's as they have a little bit more of structure to them and they don't make mess.

You're In A Coffee Shop, It's December, What Do You Pick?
My all time favourite Christmas drink is from Costa and it is the Honeycomb Hot Chocolate. I mentioned this in my Autumn Tag post which you can find HERE. I love this Hot Chocolate because it is very tasty and makes you all warm inside. It adds that little bit of extra spirit to Christmas.

What's Your Favourite Colour Scheme For Decorating The Tree?
My Christmas tree has always had a colour scheme of silvers and glass ornaments. I love this color scheme as it looks classy and goes with the colour scheme of my sitting room too.

Giving Or Receiving?
Yes, opening presents is very nice on Christmas day but I love giving Christmas presents. This is because I love to buy presents for my friends and family and watching them open them makes Christmas special.

To Mince Pie Or Not To?
I personally do not like the taste of mince pies. I prefer to dip into the chocolate tin which lies underneath the Christmas tree.

What Is Your Traditional Christmas Dinner?
My Christmas dinner consists of a prawn cocktail/egg mayonnaise followed by tomato soup and croutons. I then have my Christmas dinner. This is turkey, yorkshire pudding, stuffing, cabbage, broccoli, cauliflower cheese, pigs in blankets, roast potatoes, mashed potatoes, carrot and swede and gravy.

Christmas Day Fashion
Our family has always dressed up quite smart for Christmas day and this is how the tradition lies. We always make an effort on Christmas day, even if we are not seeing a lot of the family. 

What Is Your Favourite Christmas Song?
My allllll time favourite Christmas day song is The Pogues - Fairytail of New York. My whole family love this song, and we sing it in unison when it is on.

What Is Your Favourite Christmas Film?
My favourite Christmas film is the Grinch. I love love love this film and could watch it all day long, all year round.

Open Presents Before Or After Lunch?
My family always gets up at the crack of dawn to open our Christmas presents. I don't think that I could hold on until after lunch!

So there we have it, the Christmas Tag! Remember you're all tagged so get blogging!

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Getting Excited

It has just fallen upon me that today is actually the 2nd November. I can't help but think that Christmas is nearing, even though some people think that it is ridiculous to be even thinking about it even at this time of year. 

I took a trip to ASDA last night and I noticed their 'Christmas Aisle'. They had so many cute presents that I can't wait to purchase and give to my family and friends. 

I have also been loving the 'Lush' website, and I can guarantee that this website will be getting a whole lotta' lovin' when it's payday. 

Even though I have got some Christmas present ideas in mind, I am struggling for my brother and sister. Buying for 11 year old definitely isn't an easy task! Do you guys have any ideas of presents that I could buy them? 

What present ideas do you have in mind? 

Friday, 1 November 2013

Day In The Countryside

Hello everyone.

Today I went to spend the day at my Grandparents' house, and I wanted to share with you some pictures of my day.

My Grandparent's have a beautiful garden which is kept up to scratch because my Granddad is a gardner. Next year, his garden is being opened up to the public so that they can visit his grounds and have tea/coffee whilst walking through the gardens. 

Front garden

Working progress onto another entrance to the garden

Wood from tree's that my Granddad grew

Back entrance to the garden

So there was my amazing day. Where do you guys like to go to relax and spend some time with your loved ones?