Friday, 31 October 2014

THE PERFECT NUDE



I've spent basically forever looking for 'the perfect nude' nail polish to suit my skin tone. I have quite warm coloured skin so I tend to go for peachy toned nudes so they don't look too dull. I purchased Topshop's 'Mannequin' and if I'm totally honest, it just got lost within my never ending collection of nail polishes. I rediscovered it one day when I was picking out a nail polish to wear and oh my goodness... who knew I would love a nude so much!? I'm not the biggest fan of Topshop's nail polish usually as I find the brushes are too small therefore making my nail polish a total mess as it just doesn't go on smooth. I couldn't resist this colour though so I made my best attempt to apply it smoothly. I can't believe this had been sitting in my drawer for so long! I'm completely in love with this colour! It's just the perfect shade of nude to suit my skin tone. Well Done Topshop!
 
 


Have you found your perfect nude?
Thanks for reading!
Jessica xx

Sunday, 19 October 2014

AUTUMN WISHLIST

It's autumn, possibly my favourite time of the year. I've been working like crazy recently so I haven't really had time to go shopping like I usually do. It's slightly concerning that I still have 90% of my wages still in the bank. If this doesn't scream out for a shopping trip, I don't know what does. I went shopping today and surprisingly just wasn't impressed. That's always the case isn't it, when you have lots of money to spend you see nothing you love.
 
At the beginning of my shopping trip, I popped into Fenwicks for a little browse. Of course, I was drawn towards the Laura Mercier counter and spent far too much time smelling and testing products. I completely and utterly fell in loooove with the verbena collection. I sprayed the verbena eau de toilette onto a tester card and after smelling it foooorever, popped it into my bag. Throughout my entire shopping trip I kept getting the card out and smelling it, falling more and more in love each time I did. I decided that I am most definitely going to purchase the set (of course I can't pick just one!). If you are near a Laura Mercier stockist you should most definitely pop in and have a look at the verbena range if you like fresh scents. This one's a winner.
 
Whilst having a not so little stalk of the internet to find out what lipstick Kylie Jenner's been wearing recently. Don't deny it, we've all done it since her lips doubled in size and all been equally jealous. I came across a couple of mixed opinions. From Faux to Honey Love, nobody really knows what lipstick she's wearing as I've saw at least 10 different MAC shades that people are assuming it is. I had a browse in my local MAC and I fell in love with honey love. I personally think it suits my skin tone really well. Honey love is most definitely my next lipstick purchase.
 
I've been looking for a new watch forever and Olivia Burton sprung to mind. I absolutely love Olivia Burton watches as they're super cute and simple and will go with anything. I picked out this beautiful white one as I think it'll look lovely with my skin tone as I'm quite tanned. I also love the powder blue watch with the white dial but it was impossible to track down anywhere.
 
It's no shock that there's something from Whistles included in my wishlist, right? I've been loving mules recently and Whistles had the ones which are perfect for my tiny size three feet. If you're looking for a cheaper alternative, Primark have basically the same ones in for a quarter of the price! I did try them on but Primark shoes just never fit me properly. Whistles forever.
 
If you've been reading for a while, you'll know that my favourite perfume EVER is Dolce & Gabbana's L'Imp√©ratrice. I'm running out of this, so of course, I'll be repurchasing this little favourite as soon as I get the chance.
 
And last, but certainly not least, I found these Michael Kors earrings a while back and haven't been able to find them anywhere since. Help!? I completely fell in love with the tortoise ones with the stones around the outside but I saw these ones and they just got me. I neeeeeed these little beauties in my life. If anyone knows where you can purchase these I'll be forever grateful if you let me know!
 
Let me know if you enjoyed this post!
Jessica xx

Sunday, 12 October 2014

PARKS LONDON AROMATHERAPY CANDLE


If you know me, you'll know that I'm a complete candle fanatic. A few months ago, I decided to try out a Parks London candle as I'd saw them quite a few times and loved the packaging. I purchased the 'Cinnamon and Clove' aromatherapy candle and just fell in love. I'm a sucker for anything warm scented and this was beyond amazing. I loved it so much I decided to purchase a second candle from this company and I realised I didn't have any 'fresh' candles so I searched around and came across their 'Green Tea' candle. Oh my goodness, this smells AMAZING! If I'm totally honest I'm not the biggest fan of the smell of green tea but this scent is nothing like the real thing. It smells so fresh and clean which is such a lovely change to have around my room. This candle, along with my other Parks candle, are the best I've ever tried and I've tried a whole lotta candles. I've basically used all of my Cinnamon and Clove candle and it still smells as great as it did when I first bought it. The smell never wears away no matter how many times it's lit. Parks London are by far my new go-to candle company. I'm so impressed. If you've never tried any candles I highly suggest having a look at Parks London's collection as they don't disappoint. Well done Parks!



Thanks for reading!
What's your go-to candle company?
Jessica xx

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

INTERIOR DESIGN/HOME INSPO










Interior design is basically what I live for. I'm absolutely obsessed when it comes to decorating and interiors. I'm currently mid-decorating my bedroom, for the millionth time, and also in the planning stages of redecorating my bathroom. I thought I'd share with you all a little home inspo if you're thinking about redecorating as all of these images are what I'm basing my bedroom on currently. I'm completely in love with the light interiors with greenery at the moment so you'll notice a little theme going on. Disclaimer: I do not own any of the images that are included in this post. They have been saved over a period of months from Pinterest! Enjoy...



















Thanks for reading,
Jessica xx

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

THE CONTENTS OF MY BAG

Finally, I've found myself with enough time on my hands to write a blog post. Life has been super busy these past couple of weeks so I'm currently just trying to squeeze writing blog posts in at any given moment. I like to keep my bag reasonably tidy as I just feel more organised that way. I thought I'd do a post showing you all the contents of my bag as it's one of my favourite topics to read/watch YouTube videos about. So here we go... the contents of my bag!
 
My three ultimate essentials. My Michael Kors watch, Dolce and Gabbana's L'Imperatrice 3 perfume and my cat eye sunglasses.
 
These are the items that are currently in my bag. Miranda Kerr's Treasure Yourself is such a wonderful book. I love to keep it with me as it's such a positive and uplifting book about self worth. My iPhone and iPhone charger come everywhere with me as my phone has an awful habit of dying every couple of hours, I'm in desperate need of a new one. My camera charger and my camera (which I'm taking these images on) also come everywhere with me as I just find my camera takes much better quality images than my iPhone and also is water and shock proof. Finally, my trusty Ted Baker purse which I've had forever. And by forever, I mean about five years. I just can't bring myself to buy a new one, it's my favourite as you can probably tell.

My pug eye mask also travels with me a whole lot as I tend to have spontaneous long car trips so, if I'm not driving of course, I love to lie in the back of the car with my eye mask on and go to sleep. I have actually used this whilst flying places and I absolutely love it. My Victoria's Secret bag is always in my bag as it's that perfect size which can fit inside of my bag without having to squeeze it in.

Inside of my makeup bag. My Real Techniques buffing brush. Topshop brow pencil in Spike, YSL Babydoll mascara, MAC's Studio Fix Fluid, Topshop Lipstick in  Nevada and YSL eye cream.
 
I hope you enjoyed this post!
Jessica xx