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

 

 

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

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

 

My Pandora wishlist!

Pandora has really been a hit lately. I’ve had a Pandora bangle and ring since September. I really love them but my bangle is looking slightly bare. So I have a few charms I’ve got my eye on.20170418_190737787_iOS

The one I really like is the Midnight Blue Radiant Hearts Charm. I love how classy it looks and it would match my September heart charm.20170414_201312000_iOS

I spotted the Shimmering sentiments Charm in rose gold online the other day and I love it because it would match my rose gold bow ring!20170414_201459000_iOS

Another beauty is the Filled with Romance Charm in rose gold. My mum has it in silver and I love hers but then I saw it in rose gold and loved it even more!20170414_201151000_iOS

I have had a couple of incidents where my bangle has got caught and come undone. I want to keep my charms safer with a safety chain and I really like the Pandora logo safety chain. There are other safety chains I like as this is a bit pricey but this is probably my favourite.20170418_185632000_iOS

Also to keep my charms in place, I was looking at the clips and this Shining elegance clip is stunning in rose gold.20170418_185613000_iOS

Last off and a bit plain is this Pandora logo clip in rose gold. It’s not very detailed but I was drawn to its simple elegance.20170418_185702000_iOS

Do you have a Pandora bracelet? I’d love to know which things you like in Pandora. As always,

That’s all from me xx

 

 

 

March Favourites…

I love writing up monthly favourites blogs and the time has come again… Yay! Instead of boring you with a long introduction I’ll get right on with the blog…20170506_062115535_iOS

My mum got me a gorgeous trench coat from Zara and I love it!  I like to wear it with my pastel tartan scarf and some brown boots. It’s the perfect weight for Spring.

I also recently purchased my first pair of Adidas Superstars. I love the holographic ones I got and I think they look so cool. As you can probably tell I don’t always judge shoes on comfort (I get drawn in by whether they are beautiful shoes first!) but these are also really comfortable for longer wear, unless you wear them with thin footsies for a whole day – then it starts to feel a bit itchy.20170331_153010000_iOS

My mum gave me this Barry M Satin Superslick Lip Paint as it was a bit dark for her – It’s in the shade 174 and I like to apply it with a brush if I’m wearing it to school so it’s not too dark. It stays on for ages and leaves a slight matte lip stain which is really nice.20170331_151514000_iOS

The book I’ve been reading this month is ‘The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic’. This book is so relatable and funny. I would definitely recommend it! It’s been around a while so I can binge read the whole series if I want to.20170506_062313000_iOS

Also, I have been obsessed with getting home and putting on silky pyjamas. I featured them in my Top 5 Pyjama Picks blog post because they are just so comfy. I can’t tell you how nice it is to get out of my school uniform and wander around in some free flowing pj’s.  20170325_095926000_iOS

I’m so excited for April as I have lots planned. It’s my sister’s birthday, Easter and I’m going on an exciting trip for a few days as well as having some friends to stay,  I am also planning to fit in some shopping trips so it’s a busy month and my holidays are jam packed but that’s just how I like it!

That’s all from me xx

My relaxed morning routine…​

Who loves a lazy lie in sometimes on a Saturday morning? I know I do and that’s what this post is all about, well actually not the lie in but what I get up to when I finally emerge from the cosy clutches of my duvet! This is about those occasional relaxed days when you can take your time getting ready and enjoy it…..img_9894

9.00: I start off by brushing my hair – I always hate the feeling that my hair is a bit knotty from lying on it overnight and a good brush through always makes me feel instantly refreshed and leaves me with my with scalp tingling.img_9106

9.40: After brushing my hair and browsing on my phone, I’ll hop in the shower. Oddly although I might seem like the type of person who could spend all day in the shower, I only spend about 10-15mins in there unless I’m washing my hair – then it can take up to 30 minutes. A squirt of my favourite Lush products is a must.IMG_4022

10.05: While wrapped in my dressing gown and my hair twisted in a towel, I make my bed or at least try to with Archie (the cat) lying around.img_9124

10.15: Once I’ve fully dried off and made my bed, I get dressed for the day. I don’t take too long to get dressed because if I see a top/jeans etc,  ideas of what could go with it start filling my head. I try to buy clothes that ‘go’ together to make outfits.20170222_125135000_iOS

10.30: I eat something for a late brunch/ breakfast. I am trying to be healthy but if we’re being honest it will probably involve a pain au chocolat or some Nutella toast!img_9198

10.50: I do the usual brushing of my teeth and style my hair to suit my outfit or mood. I will also follow my skin care routine, helping my skin feel fresh and healthy. img_8607

11.15: If I’m in the mood, I’ll put on some make-up which is actually really relaxing. I’ll do this while watching YouTube (probably Sacconejolys as they’re my faveee!) and on chill days I like to experiment with different looks.img_9155

11.45: To finish up my morning routine I put on my jewellery and perfume, grab my phone and head out for some fresh air…20170222_125750000_iOS

I put some rough timings to give you a vague idea but it depends on the day really.This is a very relaxed weekend example, it’s a lot different in the week or on a day I have plans and want an early start! I hope you liked this.

That’s all from me xx

February favourites…

It doesn’t feel that long ago since I wrote my January favourites but here we are again. Not much has changed from January but I have noticed a few things I have been reaching for frequently, or enjoying lots this month, so read on and find out more…20170214_105336693_ios
First my white bedding. I’ve been lusting over pictures of things displayed on crisp, hotel style bedding and so I bought myself some. I love how the fresh cotton reflects the light in my room and yet feels so cosy at the same time. I have already used my new sheets as a background on my ‘What’s in My Sleepover Bag?’ blog post.

I’ve noticed that I’ve been wearing my thinner, cropped, long-sleeved tops from Newlook a lot. I like that they still fit in with a winter look but also feel a little lighter as we are nearing Spring.(Ever hopeful…!)20170506_065513620_iOS

Lately, I have started using a BB cream as I had been suffering from drier skin and slight redness in the drier weather. My face feels a lot healthier but it also has a gentle coverage so I’ve been using it as a light foundation.20170506_065748308_iOS

A new book this month – ‘Flawed’ by Cecilia Ahern. I can’t recommend this enough. It’s a brilliant read and one that put a lump in my throat and made me tear up slightly. I can’t wait for the next one in the series, as this book had me gripped.20160119_183331000_iOS 1

I didn’t use my honey queen blusher much in January but I have been loving it as a highlighter this month. I like how it gives a lovely golden glow under the light.20170506_062624000_iOS

These are the most noticeable changes in what I’ve been loving or using more this month. What have you been using more this February? As per usual…

That’s all from me xx

What’s in my sleepover bag!💗😴

This half term I’ve both hosted and been invited to a couple of fun sleepovers, so it inspired me to do a ‘What’s In My Sleepover Bag?’ blog post ,plus I had so much fun doing a ‘What’s in my bag‘ blog post and wanted an excuse to do something like it again. I’m going to stop rambling on now and actually get started…
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Firstly and most importantly – my pyjamas. I like to take some cutesy ones that will look adorable if my friends and I take pictures together.20170222_124912000_iOS

Another hugely important item is my clothes for the next day. Note: remember your underwear – we’ve all seen it happen before whether it was you or your friend, it’s always an awkward situation that is best avoided! 😂img_9007-1

I always take a pared down version of my essential toiletries and makeup. I like to keep up some kind of a wash/skin care routine wherever I am and I will often take the basics for makeup because I really cannot be bothered to do a heavy makeup look after a long night of sleepover fun. Another note, remember your toothbrush because there is always someone who forgets it! 🛁20170131_195239000_iOS

I’ll take some bits and bobs such as a travel perfume, hairbrush, elastics and jewellery – just the small things that you need or like to have on a day to day basis.20170222_125750000_iOS

Phone chargers and electrics – I end up taking my lead, plug, portable charger and sometimes even my iPad although I probably won’t even use it.20170222_130037000_iOS

Last fun things that always end up on top is some entertaining things such as sweets, cakes, magazines and face masks. All the girly sleepover must haves. img_9024

Is there anything different that you would take?

Hope you enjoyed this blog post and for now,

That’s all from me xx

Valentines outfit wish list…

Well I haven’t exactly got a Valentine right now, but if I did have, and if I was asked out on a romantic date (day dreaming here a little…) I’d like some beautiful options for what to wear. I’ve been having fun looking at what outfits are online for Valentines and wanted to show you some of the outfits that would be on my wish list.20170506_063118430_iOS


Outfit 1. This is quite a casual one, not too much skin on show. I loved these rose gold metallic heels to go with it. I found 2 pairs in different designs, one has one strap over the toes and the other has five slim straps in Roman sandal style – either way they are both gorgeous. I matched this with a red lip and red nails.20170506_063118450_iOS

Dress – http://www.newlook.com/shop/womens/dresses/red-wrap-hem-crepe-dress_377252660

Shoes one strap – http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/rose-gold-metallic-multi-strap-heeled-sandals_510434094?productFind=minipdp

Shoes 5 strap – http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/rose-gold-metallic-multi-strap-heeled-sandals_510434094


Outfit 2. I like that this is simple but really stunning at the same time. This is probably my favourite. I love the lace detail, especially on the back. I styled it with pinky nude lips and suede pinky nude heels. I also think a lovely french manicure would look good with this.20170506_063118466_iOS

Dress – http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-lace-insert-strappy-mini-dress/prd/7277773?CTARef=Saved%20Items%20Image

Shoes – http://www.newlook.com/shop/shoe-gallery/view-all-shoes/pink-suedette-matte-heel-pointed-court-shoes_508701070?productFind=minipdp

Lips – http://www.smashbox.co.uk/product/6122/42295/Lips/ALWAYS-ON-LIQUID-LIPSTICK/New/index.tmpl


Outfit 3. This is quite risqué but a very iconic Valentine’s look. It has old school Hollywood starlet charm. The dress is divine and I thought it looked lovely with silver sparkly shoes and matching silver sparkly nails. As for lips I think it looks good with matching burgundy colour like the dress.20170506_063118399_iOS

Dress – http://www.asos.com/asos/asos-scuba-deep-plunge-midi-bodycon-dress/prd/7198193?CTARef=Saved%20Items%20Image

Shoes – http://www.asos.com/faith/faith-cassie-silver-glitter-heeled-shoes/prd/7347860?iid=7347860&clr=Silver&SearchQuery=heels&pgesize=36&pge=2&totalstyles=2371&gridsize=3&gridrow=11&gridcolumn=1

Lips –http://www.beautybay.com/cosmetics/lasplash/lipcouturewaterproofmatteliquidlipstick?utm_source=google%2Bshopping&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=shopping%2Bfeed&selectedSku=LASP0011F&ctyid=gb&gclid=CKGImf6QhtICFQ-eGwodk3MLPQ

Hope you liked these ideas and have an amazing Valentines  experience. If you are currently a single pringle like me then have fun too, I’m spending the night before with my bestie having a little spa session together so we’ll feel extra gorgeous on the day. (Just in case Prince Charming does pop up!).

That’s all from me xx