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

Top 5 Spring Nail polishes!

I’m not great at doing my nails, in fact, I’m awful but I gave it my best try for this blog post. I picked out a couple of my favorite shades that I would wear in Spring so enjoy…

I really love a simple French manicure and I think it suits the spring vibe. I got a Boutique nail polish french manicure set in Sainsbury’s however I don’t think they sell this one anymore, but there are loads of sets if you look around (for example this kit from boots: http://www.boots.com/sally-hansen-french-manicure-kit-10068598). If you want it to look super neat then I would reccomend fake nails. IMG_9536IMG_9541

 

I found this beautiful coral colour and I’m actually really digging it. It’s a subtle colour and I think I could probably even get away with it at school but don’t hold me to that 🙂 I got this from a big technic set of 16 polishes and some other bits included.IMG_9571IMG_9560

 

I absolutely love this pop of pink which looks so cute with the spring blossoms. I also like to add a gel top coat to finish it with a glossy look. This is probably my favourite becuase it applies nicely and looks really pretty, especially with some pink accesessories.

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If you’re not really into all the light colours but still want something springy, this is a nice blue colour that looks really cool with a sparkly ring and some flowers. This nail polish was only 99p and it’s so adorable, don’t you think? I can’t find it on online so I asume it’s not being sold anymore which is a shame but there are some similar colours like this in stores such as Boots and Superdrug.IMG_9573

Last, but not least, is a pretty pale blue. Like before this was a bargain at £1 from Poundland. This was made for spring and looks so dainty. Out of all my nail polishes this is my favourite blue colour.IMG_9592


I hope this puts you in the mood to do your nails or find some new pretty polishes. I would also really like to invest in some Essie nail polishes as they have some really lovely colours and I can’t help taking some interest when seeing them all over Instagram! Any good suggestions? x

That’s all from me xx

 

 

April Favourites!

This month, I feel, has gone quite slowly but I’ve enjoyed it. I can’t wait to share all the things I’ve been loving this month so let’s get straight into it.20170501_091220667_iOS

First is my Rosie for Autograph lip crayon in the shade super model smile. I’ve been rocking the natural makeup look this month and this lip crayon is the perfect glossy, pink shade.IMG_9493

I have been obsessed with the Sophie Kinsella Shopaholic series. I usually get bored with reading a long series of books  but I have been completely gripped and read four of these just this month. The books are hilarious and I couldn’t tear myself away from them.IMG_9502

My nan was very kind and gave me this really lovely hair clip. It’s so good beacuse it can hold my thick hair firmly.IMG_9486

I kind off stopped wearing my Vera Wang Princess perfume for a while but I saw that it was nearly used up and decided to use up the last bit. I really love the scent of this perfume and will probably put this on my next Christmas/birthday list.IMG_9488

You may have already realised I’ve been obsessed with pinstripe tops at the moment. I love my cold shoulder tops and I just found, in the bottom of my drawer, another blue and pink pinstripe Ralf Lauren shirt that I tied into a crop top. I paired it with white skinnies.IMG_7277

Lastly, my beautiful new pair of GHD platinums. My hair feels so swishy and lovely when I use them. It only takes me about 10 minutes to properly straighten my hair and add shine.IMG_9478

What have you enjoyed this month?

That’s all from me xx

 

Spring clean tips! (for a bedroom)

It is the perfect time to get spring cleaning and so I thought I’d share how I am spring cleaning and my tips and tricks for keeping a tidy room.IMG_0262.JPG (1)

  • A charity shop or selling unwanted items.

A charity shop is a great way to clean out the things you don’t want anymore but can’t bear just binning them off. Another good way to get shot of things you don’t need anymore but are still in really good condition is to sell it. I like to use a site called Gumtree as it is all free to use, eBay is obviously also a good one to try, but beware the fees!

  • Store things away.

If you have some wintery or Christmas stuff lying about or filling up your wardrobe it’s always handy to put it in a bag and store it in a loft or an out of sight place where it won’t get in the way. I often like to put away big winter jackets that take up lots of room on my hanging rail.

  • Open the window.

Ok, I know this sound completely obvious, but I find sometimes after winter you forget to let in some fresh air. Just opening the window wide can make the room feel a whole lot cleaner and airier.

  • Change the bedding.

I can’t explain the joy I get from climbing into new fresh sheets. This is a great thing to do during your spring clean to make the room feel fresh. Perhaps invest in a pretty new duvet set to welcome in Spring.

  • The basic cleaning.

Last of all, the basic things like hoovering, dusting, cleaning the windows etc.  I would suggest doing all of this when your room is completely decluttered and tidy – it makes it much easier.

So there are my spring cleaning tips/how I spring clean. I hope this gave you some ideas and Happy spring cleaning!

That’s all from me xx