Summer Must Haves!!

Since the summer holidays are around the corner and everyone’s excited about finishing school then relaxing in the sunshine I had to do a blog post dedicated to summer…my favourite season of the year. I’ve decided to share some summer items that you cannot miss out on! Sorry if half of it’s from Primark – I’ve just been loving everything in there recently.

First and favourite. This amazing hot pink flamingo pool inflatable. This was only £10 in Primark. They also sell unicorn and doughnut inflatables. How amazingly instagrammable?!img_1003-1img_1012-1Last inflatable item – I promise is the cute floating cup holders. Last year I bought a pack of three for me and my friends for about £1.69 on Amazon. Even though these are terrible at actually holding drinks they look adorable floating about.img_9048-1Next, you may have seen in my June favourites and my Instagram and that is this pineapple cup. It just sends out the perfect summer vibes. This was £5 in John Lewis.img_9076-1

You may have seen like EVERYWHERE these cute sports shorts. I completely recommend them. They are so comfy to lounge about in and in Primark they do a huge range of adorable prints, colours and styles. Check out their Instagram for pictures and their store for the shorts!

These totally glam sunglasses are perfect to match with any outfit. I got these in Primark for about £2-£3.  I love that they are rose gold and so trendy. Primark does a great selection of sunglasses and all are really affordable.img_9803img_9800img_9802

Britney Spears new perfume is perfect for summer. It has a citrusy, summery smell and looks gorgeous on the dressing table.img_9858

Lidl is a very odd place to be mentioned in a Summer Must Haves blog post but they have some really cute bedding in there. I have just put on a bright tropical bed set and my sister has a mint green set with flamingos all over. They’re not the best quality but they’re  nice and airy for when it’s hot. Ps: you can also buy inflatables in Lidl too!img_9878

Primark’s fruity candles are amazing. I bought one for my friends birthday. The pineapple one fills the room with such a strong scent just by opening the tin! And they’re only £2.50!img_9808
In Body Shop there is a range of Pinita Colada products on sale. It smells amazing! The shower gel is sooo good and only £3.30 for a big bottle.img_9881Sorry, I haven’t posted in a while but it’s nearly the summer hols so I should be more active. Hope you enjoyed xx

Love Jasmine xx

Big Hong Kong Haul! 🇭🇰🛍

So in case you didn’t know I’m half Chinese. My Dad’s from Hong Kong and my Mum’s from England. Anyway, my Chinese Auntie has just come back from Hong Kong (where she lives) and has brought back a lot of goodies! So I thought it would be interesting to share it with you.

First and my favourite is this Tony Moly Alluring Beauty set. It has a lipstick, nail varnish, eyeshadow and eyeliner. The eyeliner is amazing! It’s made to look like a quill pen in an ink pot, but the ‘feather’ is the brush and a bit at the bottom unscrews to reveal a gorgeous rose gold eyeliner. IMG_0054
I thought this Gold 24k mask was really cool. The box is like a gold bar and the face mask has real gold in it! IMG_0082
My Chinese family know I love trying different face masks, so they often bring these back and we’ve managed to build up quite a selection. Well, we’ve got some more which include: Soo Beauté Aloe Vera masks, Tony Moly Moisturizing Aloe Vera masks, Tony Moly Moisturizing Shea butter masks and finally some pomegranate sheet masks. IMG_0038.jpg
To add to our pamper products we have some eye warmers that are like hot pads that soothe your eyes and some Panda’s Dream eye patch which help dark circles. IMG_0040.jpg
My lovely auntie bought lots of different Tony Moly products which are all so amazing.

Lips- We have two pocket lip balms which are really cute and handy to carry about. We have a lip scrub in a really cute lip shaped container. There’s also a Magic lip tint which looks green but adapts to your perfect natural colour depending on your skin type. Lastly, there are some sample lipsticks. IMG_0088.jpg

Face- There’s a cute sleeping pack which is banana scented and presented like a banana then we have a cool eye stick to help soothe dry skin under your eyes and brighten up your skin. IMG_0063.jpg

The last Tony Moly product is this Mango Hand Butter – It smells lush! Everything of Tony Moly is always presented so well and the product is always so nice – I love it! IMG_0067.jpg
Now moving on from the cosmetics our Nan got us these funny chickens 😂 IMG_0106.jpg
My aunt also restocked my Polaroid films. I have 40 plain ones which are such a Polaroid staple and some novelty ones such as a pack of shiny star ones and some really cool Mono Chrome ones. IMG_0125.jpg
We got some gorgeously soft fluffy bunny key-rings. I love stroking mine so much it’s softer than a real bunny! IMG_0110.jpg
I got a silk kimono in a pale blue with a pretty flower design all over. It’s so much nicer to have in the summer and my sister got a Totoro dressing gown – it’s really soft. It’s a bit big for her but she loves it! IMG_0091.jpg


She also got a Totoro light ornament which is really cool and a Totoro shopping bag as a novelty. If you didn’t guess already my sister likes Totoro stuff, I’m not really into it myself. IMG_0109.jpg

Our aunt also collected a lot of foodie goodies but we couldn’t keep our hands off them and have eaten some already😂 I hope this was interesting for you and you enjoyed reading. I’m so thankful to my Auntie who spoils us too much!

Love Jasmine xx

 

June Favourites…

Ahhh. This had been a lovely (mostly) sunny month. I always love celebrating the end of the month with a favourites blog post so… enjoy! img_9070-1

This pineapple cup from John Lewis put me in a perfect summery mood and just looks so adorable. I love drinking Robinson’s strawberry and kiwi squash from it – it’s my absolute fave squash!img_9076
Staying with the pineapple trend I’ve been wearing these cute pineapple flip-flops as a comfy slip on alternative to sandals for really hot days. The pineapples are a gold foil material and the straps have gold glitter all over them. These were only £2 in Primark! img_9990

You may have seen on my Instagram or in my How I Care For My Long Hair blog post that I was wearing a tankini. I love it! It’s pale pink with tropical leaves and it’s slightly frilly which was actually the first thing that attracted me☺️This was also another Primark steal! img_9988

I have been needing a new powder for ages and I finally got one. I got the Elf: beautifully bare Sheer Tint Finishing Powder in Fair/Light. I bought fair because the other colours in the shop were slightly too dark and because it’s only a sheer powder it doesn’t make me look pale. It also has a little compartment with a sponge.img_9084img_9093img_9089

That’s it for this one. I didn’t have many different favourite products this month but I hope you still enjoyed.
Love Jasmine xx

How I Care For My Long Hair!

So, if you haven’t realised I’ve got quite long hair – ever since I was little I’ve had quite a lot of hair. Not only is it long, it’s also very thick but I love it. I thought I would share how I look after it and you could always add some ideas in the comments! img_8618
To start, obviously I shampoo and condition it and I do this in either the bath or shower. I mostly use The brand Aussie which I love, especially the conditioner that leaves it feeling so smooth. I wash my hair every 2-3 days to stop it drying out too much at the ends. I try to avoid using too much shampoo, just a 50p sized blob. I wash the roots and rinse it through to the ends, then condition the mid-lengths and ends. 20170619_171442602_iOS

Some extra products I like to use before and after washing are the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm. The Elasticizer makes your hair shiny and healthy looking whilst the Wonder Balm makes it bliss to style and also gives it a healthy sheen.img_8878img_8877
I like to minimise the amount of heat I put on my hair but when I want to smooth out any annoying kinks, I use the GHD Platinum hair straighteners. I can do my hair in 5-10 minutes and it will look and feel so gorgeously straight. Sometimes I use the Mark Hill Give It To Me Straight styling spray to protect my hair from the heat and keep it straighter for longer.IMG_9478
My all time fave hair product has to be the Josh Wood Hair Oil as it repairs, smooths and makes my hair feel lovely every time I use it. It also smells amazing and doesn’t leave residue in your hands – in fact, it feels good rubbing it into your hands as well!20161228_134537000_iOS

Another much-loved product is my Elnett hair spray which keeps everything in pin perfect shape but brushes out easily at the end of a day.20170624_083750609_iOS
I like using soft brushes in my hair (mostly because they hurt less!) and my favourite is probably my Denman brush. I have a small one to take around in my bag for out and about tidying, but I also have a full-sized one which does the job somewhat better. I also use a plain wooden one which is soft but more effective if I get any bad knots – I have absolutely no idea where it came from as I’ve had it since I was about 3.20170624_083914853_iOS
There’s not much more I do except I blow dry it sometimes if I want to put the effort in, and if I brush it with my Denman brush at the same time I can dry it really quickly (like 10mins!) and it leaves me with completely straight and smooth hair. I use the GHD hairdryer on hot, then finish with the cool setting for shine.20161112_145225000_iOS
If you have long hair I hope you can relate to this, or get some ideas but most of all enjoy having healthy gorgeous hair! 💆👸🏼

Love Jasmine xx

My Most Reached For Sunglasses!

The sun is finally shining and I’m getting ready for it with all my favourite sunglasses at hand. I just bought a really fab pair which inspired me to do this blog post. I don’t tend to spend loads on really fancy sunglasses, in fact, all ones that I love are actually under £10.img_8484-1

First, let’s begin with my two pairs of optical sunglasses. I’m not a massive fan of the shape of them or style but they’re the best I could get at the time from the opticians and are comfy. I just reach for these lots because I can see everything so nice and clear. I like to leave a pair in my Mum’s car as in summer she often likes to drive around with the roof down and I like to see the clear views.

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My newer pair.

 

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My older pair.

 

 

These are just some old, comfy sunglasses from Debenham’s about 5 years ago. I keep them around just because they’re handy and go with nearly every outfit. My sister ends up wearing these a lot as well when she can’t find her sunglasses.img_7908

This pair is a bit funky but I got them from Accessorize in a sale once. I like the RayBan style shape of them and the black on white pattern reminds me of a Dalmatian.img_7905img_8485Oh,  now these ones are just lush. They might even be my favourite pair. They have big circle shades wide with a matte nude plastic frame and rose gold metal. Not only do they look fab on but they’re really comfy too. (They were from New Look – last year’s.)img_7887img_7895

My last pair are my newest pair and they are so trendy. I’ve seen these on different pictures and I was looking online to buy some but I stumbled across them for only £3 in Primark – I was so happy. I love them so much but they can slip off of your face quite easily … or maybe I’ve just got a small head?!img_8045img_8486

I’m really getting into the summer vibe now and everything is so colourful and happy. I’ve made my mind up that summer is my favourite time of the year!

Love Jasmine xx

 

 

How To Host a CHOCOLATE Girls Night In!🍫🍩👭🛍

During May half term my family and I went on a mini-break to Bournemouth for a couple of nights. My sister, cousin and I collected a few things to have a chocolate girls night in. So I’d like to share some good products and ideas for you to have your very own chocolate girls night in.

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First: Food… We had just had a three-course dinner at our hotel so we didn’t actually have any snacks but I’ve thought of some great ideas that would definitely be perfect for your chocolatey night:

  • Make your own pizza – You could get pizza bases and a selection of chocolate spreads, sweets, chocolate bars etc. It’s a great twist on making your own savoury pizzas.
  • Chocolate cake – Everyone loves a bit of cake, you could even make cupcakes together.
  • A Chocolate selection – Choose some great chocolate snacks like Maltesers, chocolate pretzels, m&ms, chocolate strawberries and so on. Present them beautifully on a tray in bite size pieces.

Basically anything with involving chocolate! If you go to your local supermarket I’m sure you’ll find lots.IMG_9946

We had Malteser hot chocolate which worked nicely with the theme. I would recommend this with cream and sprinkles! You could also have a chocolate milkshake topped with yummy things or make it easy and go to Starbucks😂IMG_9966

You could also set up some really cute chocolate smelling candles. I recommend having a look in Yankee Candle as they have a huge selection of fragrances and you’re bound to find a chocolatey one. I’ve even seen a White Chocolate Mint candle which would keep the theme going nicely!img_7834

Have you tried running a bath so you and your girlies can dip your feet in and chatter away with some music on and just relax? Well, why not try this with some chocolate bath bombs in there too! There are loads of chocolate bath bombs from the brand Bomb Cosmetics.img_7828

Don’t forget about face masks! We went to Lush to pick out a facemask and the lady in there was so lovely and tried out a couple on our arms. We ended up with the Cupcake mask which is full of real chocolate and pulled the whole chocolate girls night in together. The face mask was really refreshing and made our skin feel very glowy although we did find it a bit messy trying to get it off. (We were a bit scared of messing up our lovely white hotel towels!)IMG_9937

After you do the facemasks you could always use the Dove summer glow body lotion. This doesn’t completely go with the chocolate theme but my thought behind it was that it will give you a gorgeous chocolatey glow.img_9746

Lastly, chill out and watch a movie (maybe Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!) and don’t forget to take some really cute selfies and pics!!

Love Jasmine xx

 

May Favourites!

This month has actually gone quite slowly but not in a bad way. I’ve had some end of term exams but nothing major till the big ones next term😬 Let’s distract us from the exam thoughts…

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My fab mum rocking a vintage tea dress xx

 

Ok, the first thing I’ve been loving is the Vespa Sensazione body spritz. It smells really fruity and puts me in a summery mood.img_9788
I have also been using my Ritual of Sakura body cream loads and loving it. This is what inspired me to do my favourite Body Creams blogpost.IMG_9619
When I was about three, my family and I went to Sharm el Sheikh and my Mum and Dad got me this gorgeous Cartouche. It says my name in hieroglyphics and it’s been stored away in my drawer for the last 10 years so I finally got it out and started wearing it.img_9779

This month I’ve watched and caught up on a lot of Netflix. This did mean I have been a bit distracted from reading as many books, but Netflix just had me gripped. I’ve had to wait every Wednesday for another episode of Pretty Little Liars and I managed to binge watch all of Riverdale in two nights. Lastly, I watched the new episodes of Jane the Virgin which is actually quite a funny series and I’ve been watching random movies then and now.img_9769-1

I’ve re-discovered filling in my eyebrows. I got bored for a while and didn’t do them and now I’ve started doing them again! Anyway, to keep them in place I love using this Pixi by Petra Brow Tamer. Although after using it few times it turns brown and gross which is sad (first world problems).img_9747

The last May favourite is this Collection contour kit. I had it hidden in my makeup drawer for a while and then recently dug it back out. It’s just simple and I like it – not much more I can say.img_9759

It’s so lovely to end this May with a half term so I can relax and hopefully write up some good blog posts. Hope you’ve all had a good May x

Love Jasmine xx

 

 

Primark Haul!

I’ve combined what My Sister, my Mum and I bought to give a wider range of things to show. I absolutely love Primark hauls and I hope to do more different haul blogposts.  Let’s get straight into what we’re interested in…

In stock this time were these gorgeous cold shoulder striped tops. One blue with little flamingos on and the other a peachy colour with little pineapples on. I went for the peach one although I did absolutely love the blue one too! I wanted both! This top was £10. IMG_9692IMG_9693

My mum also got a couple of cold shoulder tops – the first being a cute flowery one that is stunning for only £6. It’s got a small crochet detailing on the arms and it’s black with vibrant flowers all over.IMG_9724

The other is this yellow and white gingham one. It reminds me of a picnic which I like. It has also got a small crochet detailing on arms in yellow.IMG_9727

The last cold shoulder top I bought for myself was only £3 which I thought was a great bargain! It’s a bright orangey red colour and its ruffled all over. It’s quite a body hugging and it’s perfect to slip on with some jeans. Also, they sell the exact same one in New Look for £8.99!img_7722

For my sister (who wasn’t with me and my mum when we were in Primark) we picked up an adorable playsuit. It’s black with little pink flowers all over and has an elastic waistband. She loves how comfy it is to lounge about in.IMG_9678

We also got my sister some beautiful little sandals with cute charms going up the middle. She loves them, however be aware that they come up slightly big.IMG_9684
Lastly, I bought this candle for only 80p! I picked it up because not only does it have a lovely fresh scent but it reminded me of the Dipytique candles which are so cute.IMG_9661
I could have bought everything in Primark but obviously, my bank card doesn’t quite cover that😂 Hope you enjoyed.

Love Jasmine xx

How To Add a Spring/Summer Touch To Your Room!

I have been making little tweaks to my room to adjust it to the season and really wanted to share some things that you could do in your room to add a springy/summery vibe.20170522_203349246_iOS

Picture Frames/Wall Art.

I put up a nice white picture frame with bright photos and I think it added a really lovely touch. I also think the white frame makes it feel very fresh.IMG_9642

Bedding.

The bedding in your room pretty much sets the whole mood so bright coloured bedding can make it just as springy or summery as you want. I’ve gone very summery with crazy, bright coloured pineapple sheets that bring the room to life. I keep my walls plain so I can change my bedding style easily and change the feel of the room.IMG_9645

A Splash of Colour.

A splash of colour could be something vibrant or something pastel. I’ve gone for a mix of vibrant colours to match my bed but on a little shelf I have a Pandora bag with a gorgeous pastel bow and around my room, I have some other little pink bits too to pick up the pastel accent.IMG_9650IMG_9646

Scent.

A set of fresh smelling candles or a flowery reed diffuser can really make a difference. It makes your room feel a lot airier and if you can get some that look cute too, it definitely adds something to your room.IMG_9656

Flowers/Succulents.

Something green or colourful is a deffo spring summer must have. I did have a little plant in my room but it turns out I’m not very good at looking after real plants so I recommend fake flowers if you are like me and don’t have green fingers. Fake will last forever and stay looking gorgeous. A hand tied bouquet of fresh flowers can also look amazing in a pretty vase, they smell great too.IMG_9654

I hope you have fun Springing/Summering up your room with all these ideas in mind. Also ‘That’s all from me’ is getting tiring so i’ve decided to change it up a bit and my new ending will be…

Love Jasmine xx

My Favourite Body Creams!

I have been forcing myself to use up some of my body creams before they go out of date and I’ve got a few that I grab more often than others. So I thought I’d just share which ones I’ve been using.20170515_150750195_iOS
First and probably my favourite at the moment is my Ritual of Sakura body cream. I have the 70ml version from my Christmas calendar but I’d love to get the full version. It’s rice milk & cherry blossom which smells gorgeous. I like that this body cream isn’t too sticky and the smell stays strong all day. Also my skin feels really smooth straight after I use it.IMG_9619
I recently bought this Simple clear skin oil balancing moisturiser. I have had a very dry face and this was great for not affecting my spots. I like that this doesn’t leave you looking greasy although I wish I could put my make up over the top.IMG_7414

The other moisturiser I use on my face is the Clinique moisturiser which I’ve mentioned a lot on my blog. I can use this under my makeup and it completely softens your skin. I even passed this onto my Dad who started getting a dry face and he uses it every morning 😂 I only stopped using this as much because I’ve had a few spots I didn’t want to irritate.IMG_9620
Another one that smells lush is literally my Body cream from Lush😂 It’s the Karma Kream which like the first one smells so strong which I love! When I use this one my skin feels so hydrated and soft.IMG_9626
Last one is the Body Shop body butter. I like nearly all of them but my favourite is the strawberry one. Not only is it a lovely shade of pink it smells sooo good! It feels really soft and it’s a nice thick texture.IMG_9631

I would like to have a schedule of posting every Tuesday but don’t hold me to it – I’ll give it a try! If you have anymore blog post ideas, please leave a comment xx I hope you enjoyed x
That’s all from me xx