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

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