Boxing Day/January Sales Haul!

I love the January sales because it’s a good chance to treat yourself after doing Christmas shopping for other people. I also think some of the deals are really good and it’s a great opportunity to get things at a good price.

The first thing I managed to find was in TK Maxx and it was these Ardell Wispies. I wanted to try these fake eyelashes anyway but to find them for £3 was a good bonus.4475475696_img_1515

I’ve been really wanting an Anastasia Beverly Hills brow pomade but it’s quite expensive and because I can only get it online I don’t know what the right colour is.  I’ve heard that the Freedom pro brow pomade is an amazing dupe so I decided to try it. I didn’t get this at any special price but I thought I’d include it as I bought it during my January sales shopping.4475475696_img_1525

In Primark, I picked up some really comfy, cotton leggings. I wanted these before Christmas but I didn’t get time to get any. I just wanted some to lounge about the house in and when I saw they were half price I thought it was the perfect chance to get some.IMG_1742

In Debenhams, I found this lovely contour palette reduced from £8 to £4. It’s got lovely shades in and I thought it was a really good find.

I wanted to include this lovely Jack Wills weekend bag, my mum bought when she was shopping in the sales at Boots. This was reduced from £50 to £25 and you get lots of really lovely products in it. Also, my mum got some Jack Wills celebration crackers with gorgeous mini treats like hairbands, clips, nail polishes and body care things inside. For all the products you get, it’s a great deal at half price for £8.

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Picture above from Jack Wills website.

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Another Jack Wills find, was this stunning cable knit jumper made out of real lambswool which I ended up getting for £17.50. It was originally £40 but they sale priced it at £22 then took 20% off as a special that day which made it an awesome result and a bargain.IMG_1773

Did you get anything in the Boxing day/January sales? I love hearing what other people managed to find as it’s always very interesting so comment! X Like always, remember to like and follow,

Love Jasmine xx

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The Mystery Blogger Award!

I was nominated by Morgiereacts and I’m very grateful that she nominated me as this is my first blogger award or anything like this so thank you.

This award was probably created by Okoto Enigma’s Blog and you can check out her lovely blog here – https://www.okotoenigmasblog.com

There are the rules of the award:

1 Put the award logo/image on your blog

  1. List the rules.
  2. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  3. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  4. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  5. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people
  6. Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  7. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  8. Share a link to your best post(s)

Three Facts About Me:

  1. I am currently in year 9 which means in two years I’ll be taking my GCSE’s. For my subjects, I chose to study German, French, History and Photography. A lot of my friends think I’m crazy because I took two languages but I wanted to learn them to help me with future jobs and travelling.
  2. One of my go-to facts about me is that I am half Chinese. If you already follow my blog or Instagram you may have just noticed anyway. My dad is from HongKong/China and my mum is English.
  3. Lastly, I have two kitties. One is getting really very old and it’s a bit sad but I love her so much even if she acts like she hates everyone. She’s a little black cat and is actually my mum’s cat, I have grown up with her being there all my life. Our other cat is a big, fluffy black and white boy. He is super cuddly and the cutest furry thing that comes onto my beevery nightht for some attention.

Five Questions I Have To Answer:

1. What is your favourite thing to blog about?

I love to blog about different products I’ve bought or tried out especially beauty things. I just love trying out things and sharing them with you. Not only do I like to write these but I also love to read these type of blogs. And, I absolutely love doing hauls because new things are just very exciting!

2. How do you want to develop your blog in the future?

I would love to upgrade my blog so there aren’t any WordPress ads and I have a custom domain name. I would also love to work with brands and do more collaboration posts. My ultimate goal is to make it look and feel quite professional and possibly earn a few pennies or products from it too!

3. What convinced you to start blogging?

I really wanted to start something like a youtube channel but I wasn’t confident enough yet to start one so the idea of a blog came about. I already liked reading people like Zoella’s blog which definitely inspired me. What pushed me into actually starting one was embarrassingly because I got lots of really cute stuff for Christmas and I wanted a place where I could take photos and write about or review these things without feeling like I was showing off.

4. Is there anything you would do differently if you were to re-start a blog?

I thought about this but I couldn’t think of anything I would do differently as I think part of building a blog that you love is progressing from where you started from and learning as you go along.

5. A weird one – do you have any weird combinations of food like marmite and chips? Tell us!

I really tried hard to think of a weird combination of food I like but I think I was the wrong person to ask because I really eat pretty basic stuff. I used to be really picky but I’ve got a lot better however that doesn’t mean I’m going to be trying marmite and chips anytime soon. I do have a love of Italian food and am probably guilty of adding cheese to dishes where other people wouldn’t because let’s face it.. cheese is always a good idea!

My Five Questions To You:

1. What goals are you aiming to achieve for your blog?

2. What country do you desperately want to visit?

3. Name one moment you would change if you were to re-live it.

4. Whats your favourite piece of clothing that you own/owned?

5. Weird one: What would you never name your child and why?

My Favourite Posts:

  1. What I Wore In Paris…
  2. My weekly Calendar Round Up! (Week 1)
  3. Buying a Halloween Costume on a Budget!

I nominate –

 

Once again, I’m very thankful to be nominated for this award. I hope I didn’t leave it too late to write. Remember to like and follow!

Love Jasmine xx

Festive Fingers!

It’s nearly Christmas and it’s time for some festive nails so I’ve put together my favourite nail products for this time of year.

Firstly, I’ve been loving this Barry M Nail Paint in the colour Siren. It’s the perfect red for Christmas and if you’re like me and you just want to be quick, you only have to use one coat of this. If you want a better finish you can do two.IMG_2757

I’ve also found a new favourite gold from NailsInc in the colour Molten Star. I like to put this on one nail with my red but it also looks fab going solo.IMG_2769

Carrying on with a NailsInc polish, I just love this colour: Picadilly court. It’s the most lovely purple, berry colour which looks fabulous for this frosty season.IMG_2782

I love this Barry M Nail paint in the colour Icicle because it’s not only got a perfect name for winter but it also looks so pretty on top of a nail polish or on its own. You could also probably get away with this at school/work because it’s very subtle.IMG_2786

Lastly, I have these Matte fake nails from Primark in the colour Crimson. I love Primark fake nails as they are cheap and easy to do. They won’t last for ages but they do for a few days over Christmas which is all that I want.IMG_2813

I hope you enjoyed, what are your favourite nail products? Rember to like, follow and share,

Love Jasmine xx

Have you read my last Blogmasses-

Christmas Shopping Haul!

If you read my last blog, you would have seen that I went to Bluewater. I picked up a few things, so I thought I’d share them with you. My mum also got a couple of bits too that I’ll show. There are quite a few things I’m not showing because they are gifts for people!img_3487-1

I popped into ‘Lush’ and bought a couple of bath bombs. One for me and one as a gift.img_3480

I was so excited to see the ‘Missguided’ shop and found this gorgeous dark green, velvet dress. This is going to be my dress for Christmas Day and I love it so much.img_2251img_2245

In ‘Boux Avenue’, my mum couldn’t resist this cute pink makeup bag. It’s so vintage and pretty. She also has a love of old-fashioned fairy lights and found these adorable pastel ones in there too.IMG_2318

In ‘Next’ I saw this amazing Christmas jumper dress. I tried it on and loved how festive it looked. It also looks great with my new red lippy. img_3446_facetune_03-12-2017-09-07-50img_2240

The new red lippy I talked about was from ‘Barry M’. It’s one from their ‘matte me up’ liquid lip paints range. I also bought a fixing spray as I hadn’t tried one before. Because I’d spent over £8 I got a ‘matte me up’ liquid lip paint and lip liner as a free gift. I love all of these products but I would say that the liquid lip paints are very dry so use lip balm before you put them on.IMG_2316IMG_2312IMG_2326

We found a beautiful red satin prom dress for my sister. It’s perfect for Christmas Day and it’s so glam. She loves it. img_c1197db99d69-1

I hope you enjoyed reading this as I love writing up these hauls as they’re just a bit of fun. By the way, I don’t want to seem as if I’m showing off or anything, I just think it’s interesting sharing new products and items from a shopping trip.

Love Jasmine xx

Annual Christmas Shop! Follow me around!

It’s become a tradition that my Mum and I go on a huge shopping trip to Bluewater on the first Saturday in December. We spend the whole day there and get seriously down to business.  It’s so much fun and I thought I could talk you through bits of the day.img_3472

We always set off really early so we can be there when the shops are just opening. This means it’s much less busy.img_3473

Marks and Spencers have a huge store there where my mum always finds loads of gifts for people and we always start by going to M&S first. As the bags are usually quite heavy after, we drop them off at the car before carrying on shopping.img_3498

A pit stop is always made at Crispy Kreme. Crispy Kreme is my absolutely fave brand of doughnuts – I can’t get enough of them! We always get way too many doughnuts because we can’t resist the getting the Christmas box and they have great offers the more you buy!img_3381

I loved looking in all the cute shops like Boux Avenue, Skinny Dip and Victoria’s Secret because they were all so pink and pretty. I was really excited to see there was a Missguided shop and I ended up buying my Christmas day dress in there.img_3368img_3370img_3374

We went to shops that my mum liked like White Stuff. I love the gorgeous stairs leading up the middle of the shop and I always get a picture.img_3506

I also went into Boots and bought some products but I’m going to be posting my haul tomorrow so you can find out what I got if you keep updated. The makeup in House of Fraser was beautiful and I fell in love with all the Charlotte Tilbury products.img_3510

My Outfit-

I thought I could share my outfit and what I would wear going for a long shop. I decided on this comfy jersey dress from ‘Boohoo’. This was still stylish but I was comfortable throughout the whole day. I paired it with a leather jacket with fur around the collar from ‘New Look’ and some knee-high black suede boots. I also took my ‘Ness’ bag as I can fit lots in it.img_3492img_3488

This blog post felt a bit all over the place but I hope you enjoyed anyway. Remember to like, follow and share,

Love Jasmine xx

Blogmas! 2017

Hi everyone, I’m going to be doing Blogmas this year which means a blog post for every single day leading up till Christmas! Make sure to keep up with my blog over December as it’s going to get very busy! I’m so excited to do this and I hope you enjoy. Follow my blog so you don’t miss out on any of the next festive posts

Love Jasmine xx

Buying a Halloween Costume on a Budget!

This year for Halloween I wanted a costume that would look kind of pretty rather than scary. I know that seems silly but if you’re a girly girl you’ll get what I mean. Anyway, It’s hard to find cute Halloween costumes in the shops especially because they’re all for younger children. So, I bought mine online from websites like Amazon and eBay.

My Dress-

I’m being a vampire so I started looking on Amazon for black mini dresses. A lot of these are really cheap so if they have reviews make sure you check them out before you buy your item. I found the perfect dress but they sold out then I managed to find the exact same one on eBay. Mine, unfortunately, didn’t have any reviews so I was taking a little bit of a risk, but I ordered it so it would arrive at the start of the month giving me plenty of time to find something else if it didn’t work out.img_1557I was super happy with my dress. It arrived 2 days earlier than it was estimated which was such a bonus! It’s exactly as the picture portrays, however, it does look slightly more fitted on the model because of the way she’s posing. The dress is a crushed velvet material with a lace detail around the bottom and neckline.IMG_1730IMG_1733IMG_1725

 

The Cape-

Being a vampire I definitely needed a cape but I didn’t want to hide my dress completely so I bought a spiderweb lace cape. I found different versions of this cape and chose the cheapest one that would still be delivered quickly.img_1558

Overall, I’m really happy with the cape. The length is good and for the price, the quality is good too. There’s a couple of threads but for the price and material, I was completely expecting that. It’s nothing you can’t quickly snip off. It was also delivered on time and there were no problems.IMG_1753IMG_1751

Fangs and Fake Blood-

To add some detail to my costume, I really wanted fangs. On Amazon, they do lots of Dracula fang caps which look so realistic. My mum has used these in the past so I knew they were safe and looked really good. I decided to buy some that also came with a tube of fake blood as it was only pence more than buying the Dracula teeth alone.img_1559I haven’t actually tried on the teeth or used the blood yet because I want to keep them all packaged up until Halloween night. However, the package came on time and it was fast delivery. The fangs have good directions on the back and It all looks like it should work well.img_1545

As for shoes, I already have some gorgeous velvet heels that match the velvet of the dress. I also thought these were perfect because they’re burgundy which will add some colour to the outfit. If you’re looking for shoes I would recommend actually going to a shop to try some on as I don’t know how trust accurate sizes on Amazon and eBay will be. New Look often does some really good sale shoes.IMG_1739

I’m so happy if this gave anyone any inspiration or good ideas. That reminds me if you’re looking for a good Halloween costume inspo, Pinterest is a perfect help. I’ve been using Pinterest a lot for Halloween ideas. Make sure you like and follow x

Love Jasmine xx

Autumn Look Book!

I’ve had a couple of outfits this autumn that I’m completely obsessed with. AAnd basically this blog post is to share them with you, let’s go…

You may have seen this in my birthday haul but I’m in love with this blouse from ‘Lipsy’. It ties beautifully at the neck and has lovely frills on it. It’s quite sheer but once it’s on you can’t tell. I like to pair it with these bright blue jeans from ‘Next’. And my lovely nude/pink boots.

To carry on with the frill trend, I’ve been obsessed with this jumper from ‘Next’. It almost has an American Christmas vibe about it. I like its red piped edges and detail along the front. I wear it tucked into some dark blue jeans that have a lace-up detail at the side. from ‘Next’. And once again I pair this with my pink boots.

This is another ‘Lipsy’ blouse that I love. It feels really autumnal with its orange floral print. The sleeves are slightly puffy and it has a lovely high neck. I also put this blouse with my dark blue Next jeans with the lace up detail. To dress this up a bit I wore some heels from ‘New Look‘. They’re a burgundy velvet material which matches the autumn theme. I also paired it with A floral bag from ‘New Look’.

If you want to keep updated with my autumn look follow my Instagram xx I hope this inspires you to create a few new looks. Don’t forget to like (and follow).

Love Jasmine xx

 

 

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

 

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