DIY: Painted Pumpkin!

I don’t know if this is a bit silly because painting a pumpkin seems like quite an easy thing to do but I thought I’d share some tips or whatever. I had so much fun painting my little pumpkin and it turned out so cute! It’s way easier than carving it all out and it looks just as adorable.img_1634

You must remember a base coat (preferably white). This will make the colour you’re painting your pumpkin stand out better rather than not being opaque enough. I found some little tester pots of paints at Wilkinson’s. They were £1 each and there’s more than enough paint so we still have some leftover. I bought 3 colours which were a pastel pink, blue and obviously the base colour, white.img_2153

You have to be really patient while letting each layer dry. The paint doesn’t take too long to dry unless you’ve used a thick layer of it. Don’t try and paint on top of a wet layer – It’s headed for disaster. I painted mine all pink then once that had dried I painted ‘Boo!’ on the front to give it a better Halloween vibe.img_1583

The bottom of it will take ages to dry if you don’t find a way of propping the pumpkin on its side or any way that the bottom isn’t touching a surface. Once I had mine propped I fully painted the painted the underneath pink too, however you need to do this as long as you can’t see any pumpkin when it’s standing.img_1580

If you want ideas on colours, phrases, patterns etc. have a look on Pinterest and Instagram – that’s where I got the idea to do this from! Please give a like if you enjoyed x And follow…

Love Jasmine xx

 

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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

Camping Essentials!

Recently, I have been on a lovely weekend away to Warminster (Botany Glamping). It was gorgeous and we stayed in the most instagrammable tent ever! Whilst this was more glamping, we still had NO electricity and NO wifi! You’re probably wondering how I coped and the answer is……….. in the blog post, so keep reading 😉

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First and foremost, portable chargers! We actually were fine without electricity and lasted on a few battery packs. My mum borrowed her friends big, hardcore one that can be recharged with solar power and it can plug in two phones at once. This charger was brilliant and never ran out!img_1182img_1049-1

To answer how I coped with no wifi, I lived off of mobile data for the time I was there and that was pretty much it. Added to the fact I was busy doing, and not really having screen time it all worked out.

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(Me enjoying myself at the zoo and putting down the phone for a while)

If you’re planning on going on a camping a camping trip during the colder weather I would seriously recommend blankets. Luckily for us, the camping site provided us with some but without them, I think I might have completely frozen! My thermal sleeping bag liner was a blessing too – nice and snuggly.img_1156

The shower wasn’t great and kept turning off after every 5 seconds so we didn’t bother trying to wash our hair. I wash mine about every three days anyway so it wasn’t that bad but to keep your hair in check I would suggest the ‘Aussie Wash+Blow in a can’. It’s alcohol rather than starch-based dry shampoo so no white bits left in your hair. It smelt good too.img_1181

I personally found that a pack of cleansing wipes was handy to have around. I could take off my makeup with them and use them if I had sticky hands or spilled anything. They were the perfect item to keep things clean and tidy in the tent.img_1177

Waterproof bags are handy in a tent in the cold weather because everything tends to get damp. However, if I left my things in a sealed bag I was able to protect my belongings from getting too dewey.  (By waterproof bag I don’t mean some plain, uninviting plastic item, by all means, go all out with patterns and prettiness; just having a plastic material that covers it is perfect.)img_1201img_1207

Cute camping mugs and marshmallows! You have to brighten up your camping trip with some adorable mugs. I loved drinking hot chocolate with marshmallows in them to make myself feel cozy (and warmer).img_2516

After going camping I’ve got into using hot water bottles again. Hot water bottles are so toasty and it feels like you’re cuddling a warm teddy bear.img_1220

I really had lots of fun camping although it was actually glamping:) I would definitely recommend Botany Glamping for a fun weekend x I hope you enjoyed this blog post…

Love Jasmine xx

 

 

 

 

Back to School Haul!

One thing that I do love about going back to school is investing in some new stationery and school things. It makes going back after the hols feel a little bit better.img_0690

The first thing I bought was my gorgeous bag. I got it on holiday and I love it. I am only slightly worried that it is a little small but I will make it work because I love it so much.

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In Primark, I managed to get some good school shoes.They are simple with a bar across and have a nice thick sole which should last a bit longer. While I was in Primark I also picked up some black hair bands as you can never enough hair bands for school.IMG_0708

I really wanted some basic trainers that were light and easy to squeeze into my bag. These Nike trainers were perfect and not too expensive.IMG_0702

I ALWAYS have hand gel in my school bag and my favourite brand for hand gel is Body Shop. They have a reallyyyy strong scent and it lasts for ages. It also doesn’t leave a sticky residue.IMG_0731

I managed to find a couple of good finds in Poundland. I got a three pack of lip balms which are always handy to have in your bag. I also found a five pack of glues as I prefer having my own clean glue to use at school. Lastly, I bought some A5 folders – these are great because they fit nicely into my bag and I can stop paper getting all screwed up.IMG_0687IMG_0698

You may have seen in my August Favourites I mentioned a Playboy body spritz. I got this for school and it has a lovely fruity scent.IMG_0653

My pencil case is from Superdrug and it’s actually a cosmetics case but it’s small and thin which was just what I was looking for. I got a few Uniball coloured pens that write beautifully and are lovely to use. To do my basic work with I have a black Vball pen which also writes smoothly. A handy extra is a green pen as we mark our work at school in green.IMG_0689

A bit of a random one – I bought this adorable pen with the fluffy end for my sister who is just started secondary school this year. I thought it was a lovely ‘going to big school’ present.IMG_0746

I wrote this in a bit of a random order but I loved writing it. It’s so much fun doing a bit of back to school shopping.

Love Jasmine xx

 

 

August Favourites!

I’m almost reluctant to write this as it means back to school for me. I’ve had such a blast during these summer holidays and you can probably tell because I haven’t uploaded a thing since my July Favourites. I have been a bit too busy having fun and relaxing.20170829_104731139_iOS

I have been reading ‘Everything Everything’ by Nicola Yoon and I wanted to finish it before I watch the movie. It’s a lovely book and such an easy read that I finished it in 2 days. IMG_0635

I’ve been looking for a body mist for ages and in Sports Direct of all places I found this gorgeous smelling Playboy one. The scent is blackberry, juicy pear & cherry baby orchid accords. It smells absolutely divine.IMG_0653

For ages I’ve heard great things about micellur water so I bought a travel sized bottle to give it a  go and I have to say it is very good and worth the money.IMG_0661

In Dobbies, I bought a gorgeous new watch. I haven’t worn a watch in ages and I want to get used to wearing one more. I love this as it’s simple and small but still glamourous which is perfect for school.IMG_0670

This flamingo playsuit is one of my favourite summer outfits I’ve got. It’s bright and out there and I love it. It’s also got a  very vintage feel which makes it so different to my other outfits in my wardrobe.

I hope you enjoyed…

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

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 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

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

 

 

 

My favourite things in Paris!

I was lucky enough to visit Paris quite recently and started writing a blog post about each day there but I was finding it quite a boring way to write about such an amazing place, so I thought why not do a ‘My Favourite Things In Paris’ blog post instead. I hope you enjoy…

  1. The Eiffel Tower. This seems a very obvious one but I loved it! Every time we got near it or it was in sight I couldn’t put my camera down.IMG_9388
  2. The old streets. I loved the little streets with cute bakeries and bread shops. It was very traditional and wonderful to look at. There was some beautiful detail on some of the buildings.20170415_161921000_iOS
  3. The Arc de Triomphe. Even though I couldn’t take a decent polaroid up there due to the dazzling sunlight I still loved the view from the Arc de Triomphe. It was beautiful – you could see out over everything!20170406_170749188_iOSIMG_9395
  4. I know I’ve mentioned it already but the Eiffel Tower at night! It was a completely different feel than in the day time. Everyone sat on the grass while the tower was lit up and people came and sold wine and souvenirs. Once every hour the tower sparkled with fairy lights too. There was also a band playing which added to the party atmosphere.IMG_6627

The patisseries. On every street, there seemed to be a beautiful, ornate patisserie. They all offered the most amazing cakes – I got a huge bubblegum meringue which was scrumptious. My Mum sampled a Parisian praline millefeuille which was also gorgeous.

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  1. The Notre Dame. It was a marvelous Cathedral on its own little island yet in the city center. All over it had beautiful carvings of cherubs and angels. I couldn’t help but remember the story of the hunch back of Notre dame as I looked around inside and admired the stunning glass stained window.

 

There was so much more to see but these were the highlights of my trip. We packed as much as possible into the few days we stayed. I’d recommend doing an open top ‘hop on and off’ bus tour as we did – It was a great way to see all the sights and learn more about this amazing city.

That’s all from me xx