Waking up in the morning, car frozen and the temperature reading is -1! I think it has been one of the coldest weeks this winter and even though I can't feel my hands I have really enjoyed wearing my black pom pom hat and snuggly mittens. Taking these outfit pictures by the sea in this weather probably wasn't the best idea I've ever had but I love how they turned out so it was worth it. I think layering is key in this weather, my jumper is from Miss Selfridge (no longer in stock) it is such a lovely jumper I've had so many compliments wearing it. It adds a pop of colour and instantly makes an outfit look like you have made more effort than you have. I paired it with my new coat from Zara, I love this coat it's more on the formal side which I like. What I love about Zara is that their stuff looks designer but without the designer price tag. I have basically been wearing these jeans and boots with every outfit, I just switch up the jumper or top. Jeans are Topshop and boots are Zara. I love love love these boots, they look chic and are soooooo comfortable. I know I sound like an old lady but seriously comfort is everything.

Until next time, au revoir!
Jessica


A Chilly Weekend | OOTD

29 January 2017





Waking up in the morning, car frozen and the temperature reading is -1! I think it has been one of the coldest weeks this winter and even though I can't feel my hands I have really enjoyed wearing my black pom pom hat and snuggly mittens. Taking these outfit pictures by the sea in this weather probably wasn't the best idea I've ever had but I love how they turned out so it was worth it. I think layering is key in this weather, my jumper is from Miss Selfridge (no longer in stock) it is such a lovely jumper I've had so many compliments wearing it. It adds a pop of colour and instantly makes an outfit look like you have made more effort than you have. I paired it with my new coat from Zara, I love this coat it's more on the formal side which I like. What I love about Zara is that their stuff looks designer but without the designer price tag. I have basically been wearing these jeans and boots with every outfit, I just switch up the jumper or top. Jeans are Topshop and boots are Zara. I love love love these boots, they look chic and are soooooo comfortable. I know I sound like an old lady but seriously comfort is everything.

Until next time, au revoir!
Jessica


Since I was in my early teens I have suffered with little milk spots around my eyes. At first I didn't really understand what they were, nor was I particularly bothered. As I started to grow up I started worrying about the way I look and was very critical of everything, especially on my face. The milk spots really started to bother me, I never understood why I had them and none of my friends did. It feels so silly now that I was ever bothered because, to be honest you can't even see them!
After nagging on at my mum for months she finally booked me a doctors appointment. "Yes!" I thought, "I am finally going to get rid of these horrible little bumps", however that was not the case. When I told the doctor my problem they kind of laughed at me as if to say 'don't be vain'. Yes, thinking about it now it was very vain, there are people that have serious conditions and here I was moaning about a few little white dots by my eyes. The doctor advised me to keep moisturising my skin and they would disappear over time. Unfortunately this advice was completely incorrect and my milk spots did not disappear. It wasn't until about 2 years ago that I realised what causes milk spots and the best way to get rid of them.


'Milk spots are caused by the skins inability to shed dead skin cells, sometimes 
they build up and get stuck under the skin causing tiny white spots'


It's caused by over moisturising! It's actually the use of heavy creams that can cause milk spots, and due to my dry skin this meant that I was always using heavy moisturisers and over moisturising. My poor skin wasn't being left to breathe, it couldn't exfoliate itself naturally and that is why my milk spots weren't going. 

I have a few tips and products that I have found to help me reduce and get rid of my milk spots.

1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
This is the most important tip. You need to exfoliate to help your skin remove dead skin cells. The exfoliator that I love and works wonders on my skin is the St Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin. I use this every other day, sometimes everyday depending how my skin is feeling. It's great on my sensitive skin and doesn't irritate. I gently rub the product in circular motions over the milk spots which tend to be under my eyes and on my cheek bones.

2. Use A Lightweight Moisturiser
Because I have a normal to dry skin type I had previously been using rich, heavy moisturisers on my skin. I thought it might of been difficult giving up a rich moisturiser, but actually my skin has thanked me for it. Rich moisturisers are a lot heavier on the skin and it can cause your skin to become clogged up. This makes the natural process of dead skin removal harder. Two of my favourite light weight moisturisers are the Olay Beauty Day Fluid for Sensitive Skin and the Simple Light Moisturiser. Since I have used a lightweight moisturiser I have noticed a big difference, not only in my milk spots but the overall appearance.

3. Let Your Skin Breathe!
Now there is nothing I love more than a big glam session, however, wearing heavy products on your skin everyday can cause a build up of oil and dead skin cells. I try to only wear heavy glam when I'm going out rather then on an every day basis. For an everyday look I just use concealer were I need it and then apply a light dusting of powder all over. Wearing heavy makeup on your face everyday isn't good for your skin period, milk spots or no milk spots. It's so important to let your skin breathe. Another bonus to think about is that wearing less makeup will also be good for you in the future. Heavy makeup application everyday causes fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Feed Your Skin From The Inside.
Staying hydrated is so important for your skin, drinking water allows the body to get rid of toxins and increases the skins natural glow. Try to aim to drink 2 litres a day. In addition to drinking water, eating fruit and veg is great for your skin. Things like blueberries, strawberries, spinach, tomatoes and foods high in vitamin C are really good for you.


I do still get milk spots now and again, they come and go. I tend to go through phases but it's usually when I start slacking with my skincare. One product that I think could be great for Milia removal is the Clarisonic. I haven't tried it myself due to the price tag, but it looks like a really good exfoliating tool.

I hope this post has been useful, follow these tips and eventually your skin will get better. Even if you don't suffer with milk spots all these tips are useful for healthy, radiant skin.


Jessica


How To Get Rid Of Milk Spots (Milia) | My Skincare Routine

24 January 2017

Since I was in my early teens I have suffered with little milk spots around my eyes. At first I didn't really understand what they were, nor was I particularly bothered. As I started to grow up I started worrying about the way I look and was very critical of everything, especially on my face. The milk spots really started to bother me, I never understood why I had them and none of my friends did. It feels so silly now that I was ever bothered because, to be honest you can't even see them!
After nagging on at my mum for months she finally booked me a doctors appointment. "Yes!" I thought, "I am finally going to get rid of these horrible little bumps", however that was not the case. When I told the doctor my problem they kind of laughed at me as if to say 'don't be vain'. Yes, thinking about it now it was very vain, there are people that have serious conditions and here I was moaning about a few little white dots by my eyes. The doctor advised me to keep moisturising my skin and they would disappear over time. Unfortunately this advice was completely incorrect and my milk spots did not disappear. It wasn't until about 2 years ago that I realised what causes milk spots and the best way to get rid of them.


'Milk spots are caused by the skins inability to shed dead skin cells, sometimes 
they build up and get stuck under the skin causing tiny white spots'


It's caused by over moisturising! It's actually the use of heavy creams that can cause milk spots, and due to my dry skin this meant that I was always using heavy moisturisers and over moisturising. My poor skin wasn't being left to breathe, it couldn't exfoliate itself naturally and that is why my milk spots weren't going. 

I have a few tips and products that I have found to help me reduce and get rid of my milk spots.

1. Exfoliate, Exfoliate, Exfoliate
This is the most important tip. You need to exfoliate to help your skin remove dead skin cells. The exfoliator that I love and works wonders on my skin is the St Ives Apricot Scrub for Sensitive Skin. I use this every other day, sometimes everyday depending how my skin is feeling. It's great on my sensitive skin and doesn't irritate. I gently rub the product in circular motions over the milk spots which tend to be under my eyes and on my cheek bones.

2. Use A Lightweight Moisturiser
Because I have a normal to dry skin type I had previously been using rich, heavy moisturisers on my skin. I thought it might of been difficult giving up a rich moisturiser, but actually my skin has thanked me for it. Rich moisturisers are a lot heavier on the skin and it can cause your skin to become clogged up. This makes the natural process of dead skin removal harder. Two of my favourite light weight moisturisers are the Olay Beauty Day Fluid for Sensitive Skin and the Simple Light Moisturiser. Since I have used a lightweight moisturiser I have noticed a big difference, not only in my milk spots but the overall appearance.

3. Let Your Skin Breathe!
Now there is nothing I love more than a big glam session, however, wearing heavy products on your skin everyday can cause a build up of oil and dead skin cells. I try to only wear heavy glam when I'm going out rather then on an every day basis. For an everyday look I just use concealer were I need it and then apply a light dusting of powder all over. Wearing heavy makeup on your face everyday isn't good for your skin period, milk spots or no milk spots. It's so important to let your skin breathe. Another bonus to think about is that wearing less makeup will also be good for you in the future. Heavy makeup application everyday causes fine lines and wrinkles.

4. Feed Your Skin From The Inside.
Staying hydrated is so important for your skin, drinking water allows the body to get rid of toxins and increases the skins natural glow. Try to aim to drink 2 litres a day. In addition to drinking water, eating fruit and veg is great for your skin. Things like blueberries, strawberries, spinach, tomatoes and foods high in vitamin C are really good for you.


I do still get milk spots now and again, they come and go. I tend to go through phases but it's usually when I start slacking with my skincare. One product that I think could be great for Milia removal is the Clarisonic. I haven't tried it myself due to the price tag, but it looks like a really good exfoliating tool.

I hope this post has been useful, follow these tips and eventually your skin will get better. Even if you don't suffer with milk spots all these tips are useful for healthy, radiant skin.


Jessica


For those of you who don't know, last year I bought my first home with my boyfriend. It's been kind of a big project for us because we wanted to completely renovate it. It's a very beautiful, old fashioned cottage style house that needed some TLC. The inside of the house looked like it hadn't been decorated since the 60's, so we couldn't wait to bring it into the 21st century!
Unfortunately our little house has taken a lot longer than expected, we originally wanted to be moved in by christmas 2016, however due to planning permission issues, we think its going to be more like summer this year. The good thing is, is that it has given us more time to think about what we want. I thought I would share with you some kitchen inspiration that I have been pinning on my Pinterest. I absolutely love Pinterest! It's genius, a mood board full of inspiration. I check Pinterest nearly everyday and I will always feel inspired. The home interiors are to die for.
I believe that the Kitchen is the heart of the home. Mainly because it contains food, and like most people I love food but also because I love cooking. It's the one place in any home that you can entertain, I want my kitchen too feel warm and welcoming. I personally love traditional style kitchens. We are having an open plan kitchen/ living room and I'm really looking forward to picking out a colour scheme.
I love this colour!


I love these velux windows, they add so much brightness to a room. Definitely considering putting these in our kitchen. 

I love a bit of wall art and this hangry sign would be a funny little addition to the kitchen walls. You can find this witty wall art on Etsy.

Urban style kitchen. I like the hanging lights, they add a bit of quirkiness. 


Coffee Machine - There are loads of amazing coffee machines out there, it depends what you like. I like the ones you can just put the little pods in and press a button. I ain't got no time to be frothing up my own milk!


Range Cooker - I love love love Range cookers! This one in cream stood out to me on the John Lewis website, beautiful and classic. 


When I have finally finished my kitchen (fingers crossed it will be this summer) I will share a before and after so you can see the amazing process the house has been through. I can't wait to be baking cookies in my Catch Kidston apron. 

Thanks for reading. Whats your preferred kitchen style?

Jessica

Disclaimer: All images are not my own and were found on Pinterest or the website provided. 



Home Interiors: Kitchen Inspo

15 January 2017

For those of you who don't know, last year I bought my first home with my boyfriend. It's been kind of a big project for us because we wanted to completely renovate it. It's a very beautiful, old fashioned cottage style house that needed some TLC. The inside of the house looked like it hadn't been decorated since the 60's, so we couldn't wait to bring it into the 21st century!
Unfortunately our little house has taken a lot longer than expected, we originally wanted to be moved in by christmas 2016, however due to planning permission issues, we think its going to be more like summer this year. The good thing is, is that it has given us more time to think about what we want. I thought I would share with you some kitchen inspiration that I have been pinning on my Pinterest. I absolutely love Pinterest! It's genius, a mood board full of inspiration. I check Pinterest nearly everyday and I will always feel inspired. The home interiors are to die for.
I believe that the Kitchen is the heart of the home. Mainly because it contains food, and like most people I love food but also because I love cooking. It's the one place in any home that you can entertain, I want my kitchen too feel warm and welcoming. I personally love traditional style kitchens. We are having an open plan kitchen/ living room and I'm really looking forward to picking out a colour scheme.
I love this colour!


I love these velux windows, they add so much brightness to a room. Definitely considering putting these in our kitchen. 

I love a bit of wall art and this hangry sign would be a funny little addition to the kitchen walls. You can find this witty wall art on Etsy.

Urban style kitchen. I like the hanging lights, they add a bit of quirkiness. 


Coffee Machine - There are loads of amazing coffee machines out there, it depends what you like. I like the ones you can just put the little pods in and press a button. I ain't got no time to be frothing up my own milk!


Range Cooker - I love love love Range cookers! This one in cream stood out to me on the John Lewis website, beautiful and classic. 


When I have finally finished my kitchen (fingers crossed it will be this summer) I will share a before and after so you can see the amazing process the house has been through. I can't wait to be baking cookies in my Catch Kidston apron. 

Thanks for reading. Whats your preferred kitchen style?

Jessica

Disclaimer: All images are not my own and were found on Pinterest or the website provided. 










Hello Everybody! Welcome to 2017. This is my first blog post and my first video this year. I hope everybody had an amazing Christmas, I had such a lovely time with my family and friends I didn't want it to end. I finally understand why people receive chocolate at Christmas, it's because they need it to survive the January Blues! I am going back to work tomorrow (yes, a bit later than most haha) and although I would love to carry on watching movies and spending the days in my PJ's I'm kind of excited for this year to begin and to get stuck into my blog and youtube channel.
I want to start posting more frequently. I know I always say this but I think it is difficult because I work full time. Realistically I would love to quit my job and just concentrate on this so I could be more professional. However, financially it's not possible, girl gotta pay her bills! but you never know maybe one day....
On that note, I have filmed new video! A Chatty GRWM: Everyday Glowy Makeup. It's a 'natural' makeup look that I have been wearing a lot recently. It's the perfect look for a new year, fresh and simple but of course still glam. Check it out and let me know what you think 



Much love,
Jess

Hello 2017 | My Everyday Glowy Glam Makeup.

8 January 2017








Hello Everybody! Welcome to 2017. This is my first blog post and my first video this year. I hope everybody had an amazing Christmas, I had such a lovely time with my family and friends I didn't want it to end. I finally understand why people receive chocolate at Christmas, it's because they need it to survive the January Blues! I am going back to work tomorrow (yes, a bit later than most haha) and although I would love to carry on watching movies and spending the days in my PJ's I'm kind of excited for this year to begin and to get stuck into my blog and youtube channel.
I want to start posting more frequently. I know I always say this but I think it is difficult because I work full time. Realistically I would love to quit my job and just concentrate on this so I could be more professional. However, financially it's not possible, girl gotta pay her bills! but you never know maybe one day....
On that note, I have filmed new video! A Chatty GRWM: Everyday Glowy Makeup. It's a 'natural' makeup look that I have been wearing a lot recently. It's the perfect look for a new year, fresh and simple but of course still glam. Check it out and let me know what you think 



Much love,
Jess

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