September Favourites!

One of my favourite months of the year is over but autumn is here and I can’t wait for the huge piles of many coloured leaves and plenty of movie nights! Anyway, onto my September favourites… (some of these items may be things that I got for my birthday but I have used them so much already, so I’ve included them).
I have had many compliments on my new ‘Rosie for Autograph’ Lipstick in the shade Silk Cami. It’s the perfect slightly darker shade for autumn/winter.IMG_1449
I’ve dug this product out that used to be a bit harsh on my skin – It’s the ‘Witch Daily Primer & Clearing Serum’ I use this before putting on my makeup and it can treat my problem areas throughout the day. Now my skin is a little more prone to teen breakouts this product keeps it fresh.IMG_1459
I love my new unicorn brushes so much! I almost didn’t want to use them and get them spoiled but I couldn’t hold myself back and they’re so lovely and soft. IMG_1444
I always like to have a certain cup I take to bed and have around at home and now it’s my ‘Prosecco Princess’ cup. I just think it’s sooo pretty! IMG_1443

I’ve been craving Pop Tarts for a while and now I’ve got some! I wouldn’t recommend having these too often (they are so sugary!) but I’ve had a sneaky one for breakfast every now and then. These s’more ones taste delicious!😋IMG_1451

This felt like a short favourites blog post but I hope you still enjoyed reading. Also, who else likes Pop Tarts? I know it’s a random question but I’d still love to know!

Love Jasmine xx

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What I Got For My Birthdayyyy!

A quick disclaimer: I am so very grateful for everything I received and I know how incredibly lucky I am. I personally just love watching and reading these type videos and blog posts and have always wanted to do one myself as seems like fun. I’m just skimming through and only including some things as I don’t want this to become boring, but I wanted to share a few of the gifts I am enjoying using.IMG_1457

Jewellery-

I was so overjoyed to get three ‘Pandora’ things! I’ve been after the perfume charm and the cascading glamour spacer that I thought went so well together and I got them! Yay 🙂 My mum also got me a little surprise which was a gorgeous flower ring – It’s so sparkly!  Another surprise was my ‘Warren James’  silver pendant necklace. My mum noticed I needed a simple but pretty necklace and she found the perfect one!

 

Clothes-

I’m completely in love with my super soft dressing gown. I love the slogan on it: “I need room service please” It’s so pretty! Another fave is my ‘Lipsy’ blouse – It’s frilly and light and I see myself wearing this all the time. I also got a beautiful frilly, knit jumper and some comfy jeans. From Boux Avenue I received a brilliant pink jumper to lounge about in and some really plush pjs. My nan found me the perfect autumn pink boots and a very pretty scarf!  Lastly, I got some Jack Wills socks – this purchase may have been more to get the lovely bag they came packaged in!


Makeup-

I thought I’d lost my fave felt pen eyeliner so I put eyeliner on my birthday list. Long story short I found my eyeliner but still received some stunning eyeliners, one being the ‘Elf’ liner and the ‘Revolution’ Dual Eyeliner. My sister got me the ‘Revolution’ unicorn highlighter and it’s so stunning. I was also thrilled to get the ‘Rosie for Autograph’ Lipstick. It’s such a lush shade (silk cami) and suits me so well.IMG_1427

Homey/random stuff-

My sister treated me to this gold, white and grey swirly patterned pillow and I think it will look so pretty on some crisp white sheets. She also got me the cutest notebook.  For displaying my polaroids, I got this adorable frame to hang a few favourites in. Also the day before my birthday we went to the Pantiles in Tunbridge Wells where my mum bought me a lovely olive colour, waffle blanket. My aunt gave me a stunning rose gold speaker that I have literally used all the time since I’ve had it.IMG_1438

From Friends:

I’m am lucky enough to have some amazing friends who also gave me lovely gifts.

My bestie boo, Eleni found me some marvellous new brushes. They’re unicorn brushes! She also got me a little album made for polaroids and it is so cute. I can’t wait to get into the new book she got me too called ‘Finding Audury’ by Sophie Kinsella.IMG_1368

My lovely friend Elise got me this chic cup and I adore it! (by the way, I don’t actually drink prosecco – I hate the taste of alcohol) She also got me this stunning nightgown that matches both the cup and my new dressing gown perfectly! Lastly, she got me a cute crop top and little cat figure she found whilst on holiday in Spain.

Another gorgeous friend also called Jasmine, got me some peg string lights. I think these will look especially good at Christmas with fave pics and cards displayed on them! I love a relaxing bath and Jasmine also got me some luscious bath salts. To keep my hands looking lovely, she got me a hand cream that smells scrumptious.IMG_1356

Lots of my friends at school also spoilt me with sweets and chocolate gifts but I’ve pretty much eaten it all so no pictures 😉

There are a few other lovely things that I’ve missed out but I didn’t want to make a list that might be boring to my readers! I really wasn’t trying to show off in any way, but hope this could be good inspiration for choosing teenage girl gifts. I LOVE everything I got soooo much!

Love Jasmine xx

 

Autumn Skincare Switch-Up!

Now we’ve stepped into autumn I’ve naturally got into a new skincare routine. My skin often gets a bit worse, as in prone to breakouts, or dry patches when it starts to get colder so I’m using more products than I usually do in summer.

It’s always best to start fresh. I wash off any make-up and cleanse my face with face wash. Personally, I love the Neutrogena Visibly Clear‘ face wash which helps with spots and blackheads. This face wash has really helped keep my skin breakouts under control.

If there’s any kind of leftover makeup like liquid liner that won’t come off with my face wash, I use some makeup remover and currently I’m pleased with the Garnier Micellar Water’.IMG_0661

A couple of times a week, I use ‘Liquid Gold’ which helps with blackheads, blemishes and really helps revitalize your skin overnight.IMG_1303

As a kind of base, I apply the ‘Simple Clear Skin Oil Balancing Moisturiser‘  This doesn’t irritate your skin and It keeps you hydrated. It’s also very non-oily and leaves you with a matte finish.IMG_7414

My favourite product Is the Formula Absolute Ultimate Sleep Cream. I absolutely love this! I wake up with much clearer and brighter looking skin. You can see a big difference after you use it.

IMG_1273Under my eyes, I use Clinique All About Eyes cream. It has more of a serum consistency and is quite thick.  I feel like it brightens up under your eyes on those long autumn days.IMG_1279

To finish up, I apply my ‘Witch Blemish Stick‘ if I have any breakouts or blemishes.

Has Your skincare routine changed much? I’d love to know! Hope you enjoyed,

Love Jasmine xx

My Birthday List!

Okay so my birthday is on the 25th and I’m one of those people who like to have their birthday lists ready about a month before the event. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to share a few things from my list on here, so here we go…IMG_0823

Primark pink lace up boots:

I would really like these for autumn and spring. They are so cute and go with so many outfits.20170820_171231000_iOS

A wet brush:

I’ve heard such amazing things about the wet brush and I would love to try it out myself.20170903_095536698_iOS

Pandora Charms:

I’ve spotted two that I like and they are the Signature Scent charm and the Cascading Glamour spacer. I’ve started to create a glamorous vibe on my bangle and I think these fit in perfectly with the theme.20170903_095752729_iOS20170903_095822836_iOS

Cropped Barbie Hoodie:

On eBay, I found an adorable cropped hoodie with the bright pink word ‘Barbie’ on the front. I love it and think it would go nicely with some skinny jeans in spring.20170903_095924000_iOS

Vera Wang Princess perfume:

I’ve had this before and absolutely loved it and I’m so sad that I ran out so I thought I’d put on my list in the hope of maybe getting another one.20170903_100012630_iOS

Rosie for Autograph lipstick:

In Marks and Spencers, they do a gorgeous range (Rosie for Autograph) and I have tried their products before and loved them. Anyway, my Mac lipstick is running out and I saw a similar shade lipstick from the Rosie range called Silk Cami.20170903_100327242_iOS

Anastasia Brow Pomade:

I love my eyebrows 🙂 and this product has such great reviews that I’ve been really interested in it ever since.20170903_100358837_iOS

Lancome Grandiose eyeliner:

Eyeliner is probably my favourite part of makeup. This eyeliner looks so good! It has an adjustable brush to get the perfect angle and It’s a lovely jet black.20170903_100419507_iOS

Bluetooth Speaker:

Like a normal teenager, I enjoy my music and now and then like to play it on a speaker. I love playing music in while in our hot tub (layZspa) It makes it so relaxing and enjoyable.

Boux Avenue:

I was having a little look on the Boux Avenue website and I really liked a couple of the sale bits. Everything is so cute in Boux Avenue and their packaging is fab! I put the ‘messy hair don’t care’ slogan top and Boyfriend Stripe Cami and shorts on my birthday list but to be honest I love it all!20170903_100456000_iOS20170903_100525000_iOS

Okay, so that was a few things from my birthday list and of course, I don’t expect anything. I am so grateful for anything I do receive but I do have lots of fun making a birthday list 🙂 I hope you enjoyed…

Love Jasmine xx

 

July Favourites! 

I know this is late but I completely forgot about my monthly favourites blog post! This has been a busy month filled with fun and it meant blogging slipped to the back of my mind as I did more enjoying the moment without pics or writing, but anyway…. July  Favourites here we are now😂img_0384

I have been loving this Boohoo bikini. It’s comfy and absolutely gorgeous. It goes really nicely with a good tan as well! It stood up well to the pool and sea and the colours have stayed fresh.img_9979

If you follow my Instagram you would have seen I got a new Pandora charm on holiday. It’s a really summery one and has sunglasses, a cocktail and a pineapple on it. I also love the engraved quote on the side which says ‘live in the sunshine’img_0526

Recently my favourite Netflix show has been Gilmore girls. I know it’s a bit of an old one but I love it. img_0382

On holiday we were given a unicorn inflatable by the people in the villa next to us who were going home. It was so great! And the unicorn definitely deserves to be in my July Favourites, it joined the Flamingo we already had. img_0182

Last year my friend got me this cute pineapple necklace as she knows how much I love pineapples and I’ve been wearing it loads. It just accessorises a summer outfit perfectly.img_0381

I hope this wasn’t too late and you enjoyed anyway. Happy August! (By the way – if you know who stole the UK sun, can we have it back now please?!)

Love Jasmine xx

Holiday Essentials!

If you follow my Instagram you may have seen that I’m on holiday. I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share some great products to have on a swim, sun, sand and beach type of holiday.FullSizeRender

I have talked about Aussie in my “How I Care For My Long Hair” blog post and they just brought out a range called Beach Mate. This is perfect for hair that’s been in the sea, sand and pools. It completely rejuvenates your hair.img_0090

On a market stall in Lanzarote, we found some gorgeous micro fibre towels. These are great because they are light weight to pack but also dry you very fast. I found some lovely designs on Amazon in a circular shape.IMG_0118

If you’re  a blogger or you just prefer using a laptop but you can’t take it because it’s too heavy, you can get keyboards for your iPad. It’s light weight and easy to connect and use. If you don’t have an iPad this probably still doesn’t help you.IMG_0104

Often on hols, you find you are constantly in and out of the pool or sea, a grabber clip is perfect for you. You can easily clip your hair into a bun or quick up-do. These are really cheap and you can find them anywhere.IMG_0108

The Malibu Dry Oil Spray is so nice at not leaving you with sticky, uncomfortable skin. It feels lovely and moisturising but if you burn very easily it may not be for you because it only has medium protection.IMG_0079

Travel size versions of your favourite products are so good for weight limits and liquid limits. You can always buy a set of travel containers and put smaller amounts of product into them.FullSizeRender

A multi port plug is a saving grace on holidays where you have a restricted amount of travel plugs. You can charge multiple things at once and not have to worry about there not being enough plug sockets or travel plugs.IMG_0157

Well, that’s everything I can think of. Thank you for reading x I hope you enjoyed this holiday special!

 

Love Jasmine xx

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