Friday, 30 November 2012

And That's Who I Am

Hi girls!

I was inspired by this post by the lovely Rebecca from Taylor Made Happiness. So if you want to know more about me and my views, then please feel free to read on and enjoy! 


These photos were all taken from this fab Tumblr account And That Is Who I Am, which creates lots and lots of photos like this, which are inspiring and insightful. Feel free to create your own version of this and let me know if you do so I can learn more about the person behind your blog! Have you learnt anything new about me?

Love, Jen x

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Night Out For Jen, Twilight and Cats On The Ipad!

Hi girls!

So I am back with a big post today! It is just basically what I have been up to over last weekend, because I did quite a lot! So be prepared!! Hehe!


So first up, last Friday after work, I had a mad dash to the shops to get an outfit for my night out on the Saturday. I went to New Look, because its just so easy to find a nice dress and shoes, for a good price. I wasn't disappointed either! Just look at the heels I bought!!!

They were £29.99, which I think is a great price! They are absolutely covered in black sparkly sequins and all night they were glistening away! I'm so pleased I bought them. Also they were really comfy all night long, even as I was dancing away. Mind you I always love wearing really high heels so I am used to the height of them, but in these ones the platform is also quite big, so that makes them even comfier! As for the dress, you will see later on!

So after I had went into New Look, I met up with my friend to find her an outfit for Saturday too! It was her birthday hence why we were having a big night out! So we eventually found her an amazing dress from Warehouse and then went to Starbucks for a good chat!  Robert and I were then supposed to go to the cinema after that to see Silver Linings, but that never happened. So we ended up staying in and watching Twilight Breaking Dawn Part 1, as he had not seen that one! It was great to watch it and remember where that film stopped, before we were to go and see the new one! Robert really enjoyed it too, although he will only say that to me. If any one else asked him he would have said oh its rubbish!! Hehe!


Well Robert and I had a much needed long lie that morning and then it was off to work for me!  I got home just before 8pm and then had to quickly get ready! For me when I'm going out on a night out it's usually my make up that takes the longest, but I think I did ok and got out the house at quarter past 9. I had hardly any time for dinner either!! Ok so onto the night out!! Here is me in the car on the way to pick up two of my friends. Robert drove us in, which was very good of him!

I used two of the new products I bought recently in my Superdrug haul, the Gosh blusher and some of the colours from the Sleek Storm palette (review to come soon!). So we had a fab time in the West end of Glasgow, going to the Hillhead Book Club, which is a really cool bar and does great cocktails! We then headed out to Bar O, which is under a really famous pub called the Oran Mor, which is in a big church! We had a great time and the music was great! I always love a good dance, which was definitely had there. I think my highlight of the night was going up to the door of Club O and then trying to act sober so we all got in, I also had my hood up because it was raining too. One of the bouncers said to me "you come over here now", in this really big voice, so I did and obviously was acting very normal (haha). He then just blurted out "Omg!! I just love your jacket, it's just so fluffy and has ears and everything!!! Its amazing!"! I was quite shocked!! Haha, it was so funny!! My jacket is a faux fur (obviously!! Real fur belongs on animals!) and has a big hood, which has big ears on it!! It is totally amazing and by far one of the best things I have ever bought! I got it from Asos last year. If you want to see it in all its glory then click here to see it and the hood! Anyway, it was just a hilarious moment, that I wasn't expecting from this huge bouncer! Hehe! So here are some photos of the night and of my dress!

Haha, love that last photo! Who knows what I was thinking! Hehe! So Robert as Robert was also out in the West end that night, but was driving he came and picked me and the birthday girl up and took us to get some chips! Which were awesome!! Hehe, we then dropped her off home and when we eventually got back to mine, it was like half 3!


 I had such a good sleep and it felt like I was sleeping for absolutely ages, before I had to get up and get ready for work. I started at 11.30, which was an ok time. I love it when you get a really good, deep sleep like that though! It feels the best! Work went ok and Robert met me for my lunch, which was lovely. We went to the Debenhams cafe and we sneaked in Diet Coke, because it is so expensive in there and like £2 for one small glass of juice! Afterwards back to work I went and the rest of the day went by quite quickly. 

Now here is where it gets exciting! We went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2!! Yay!! At long last I got to see it! Oh my goodness it did not disappoint!!!!!! I loved the twist so so much, although I was almost crying at some points of it! If you have seen it then you know what bit I mean, one initial - C! It just about gave me a flipping heart attack I tell you!! What a brilliant idea though, absolutely astounded I was!! Hehe! Now that is another franchise I will miss, now that its all finished!! Boohoo! When the film finished I just sat in the cinema for ages and ages, just completely in awe! Haha, Robert kept saying can we go now and all I could do was shake my head!! Once all the characters had went past, we left. When we noticed outside it was completely foggy and misted over. It was soo weird!! Not to mention cold! 

Awww, I am so going to miss Edward Cullen!! So yea if you have not seen that film yet then you just have got to go and see it!! It is phenomenal!! Hurry up! Go now!!


I had a bit of a freak out that day! I had to find something to wear for my Graduation!! Again straight after work I headed to New Look and I picked up a really nice black top, for £14.99. Thankfully!! I thought I was going to be in Silverburn for ages traipsing around trying to find something! When I got home I was really tired and bored, so I went on my dads Ipad. I ended up downloading an app for the cats. It was absolutely hilarious!! It's called Games For Cats. You just set it up and they have to tap the mouse, butterfly or laser depending on what they like. Every time the cats tapped the object it would make a noise, so the mouse squeaked etc. They probably did love the mouse the best to be honest. It was just so funny watching them play it!! 

They looked like they were having great fun!! If you have a cat and an Ipad, then I definitely recommend downloading this app! The cats were so entertained and not to mention they entertained me!! There are also some funny videos on Youtube of some crazy cats playing with it too!! Hehe

Also it was our weekly pub quiz on Monday nights too. It was a great quiz that night and we won!! By quite a lot too. So gooooo team!! We are so reayd for next weeks quiz, because we have got to win it again and this time get the bonus question correct, which will mean that we would win the jackpot!! As no winning team has correctly answered the bonus question for quite a few weeks now, it will be up to over £200 now! So we really want to win next week!! Wish us luck!! I was also getting really excited for my Graduation, which was the next day! More on that soon!

Well thats me now for that super long post! Hopefully you girlies enjoyed it!! Let me know!

Love, Jen x

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Spending Ban Update #4

Hi girls.... So this spending ban  update is slightly late!! Usually they are out on they 25th of each month, but sadly I missed it and by three days at that!! Eeep, but I have been very busy and I will be telling you all about that in a separate post! So onto the spending ban!

If you want to know why I am doing a spending ban then please click here for my original post and it is a very good reason too!! Also here are my previous monthly updates; Month 1Month 2 and Month 3!

Ok so this month has again been one of a bit of a struggle I guess, I didn't save very much at all, due to the actual lack of money all month! Not good at all! Hopefully now, I can get out of that and start saving!! Although I think, as it is nearing Christmas and having to buy lots of presents this will be really hard!!

So this month, I have had to buy quite a few things.... Firstly was My Halloween Costume, I wanted to go out with my friends, so I had to buy something! It wasn't an overly expensive outfit, so I guess that was ok! Then I had to take my cats to the vets, which I think I will have to go there again to make sure everything is now ok with them, fingers crossed. My vets isn't too expensive, which is good. Mind you if there was something really wrong with them, then I would spend all of my money trying to make them better!! Hehe, a mummy's love! I then had to pay for my gown, for graduation!! That occurred yesterday! So look out for my post! Yay! So happy to have finally graduated! Hehe!

This month I was doing a health and safety course for a week for my work, so I had to pay quite a lot for parking!! After I passed my course, I went on a cheeky wee shop to Superdrug (click for my haul!). I also had to buy quite a lot of uniform , for the shop I work in, which also meant I bought some other bits and pieces too! I then had to buy a new outfit, for my night out on Saturday, which you will be hearing about tomorrow and seeing the outfit! Wait till you see the shoes!! 

On Monday I had to have a quick dash to New Look (again!) to buy a top for my graduation, as I worked out I had nothing to wear!! Eeep. I almost panicked and then I was fine, you will see my graduation outfit soon too!! Hehe! So there is two exciting posts to come! As you can see I was a bit naughty this month, although most things were needed, so I guess it makes it better! A bit! Hehe!

So as for the next month coming, well I am quite worried about it actually! I have still got to pay £600 to the holiday! Then on top of that I will have to buy Christmas presents! I feel as though this year will be a year of minimal Christmas presents!! I usually spoil everyone, maybe not this year!! Hehe, as this next month is going to be tough! Wish me luck!!

Is anyone else currently on a spending ban? How are you finding it? I've only got two more months to go!!

Love, Jen x

Friday, 23 November 2012

Friday's Letters #17

Hey girlies!!

It's Friday's Letters time... Go check out Ashley at Adventures of Newlyweds to take part!!

Dear Twitter, so glad I have finally joined you!! I took my time, but I think it will be worth having. I can get to know my fellow bloggers better and hopefully they can get to know me too! Follow me @Jenstar_Blonde Dear New Look, I really want you to have a really nice dress and heels for cheap when I get there later on today! Pretty please, just do this for me this one time ok?! Thank you! Dear Glasgow's West End, I'm a coming to you tomorrow night!! Hehe, you better be prepared! Can't wait, me and my girlies are gonna have a good night!! Dear Spot, will you please go away?!!! you are really starting to bug me big time, which is not a good thing, believe me!!! Feel like crying you big bully! Thank goodness for make up! Dear Money, please will you stop disappearing?! Thank goodness I get paid each week, or else I would be in trouble! Dear Spending Ban, you really have not helped me save money at all this month! More to come about that in my spending ban update on Sunday! Dear Cinema, I really want to see the new Twilight film!!! Yes I still have not watched it!!! Eeep! Maybe going tonight?! Yay! Also I really want to see Silver Linings Playbook, which looks really interesting!! Dear Channing Tatum, otherwise known as hottest man on the planet. Watching the movies The Vow and then Magic Mike one after the other was not good and has made me obsessed! He really is just wayyy too hot! Lets take the time to swoon over him girlies! Haha, no need to thank me! Although sadly he is married (sad face), what a lucky woman!!!

Ok ok enough!!! Robert is going to give me in trouble!! Hehe! Hope you all have a good weekend!!

Love, Jen x

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Exciting News!!!

Hi girlies!!

First of all I just want to say Happy Thanksgiving to all those Americans!! Hope you have a great day!!!

Now onto the news.... Do do doroooo!! (trumpets anyone?!)

Can you guess yet? 

Its a Blondes Life now has Twitter!!! Finally! Haha! It seems to have taken me an absolute age to finally get up to date get tweeting! So if you want to follow me there I would really appreciate it and I will of course follow you back, as I need to get round to following all the blogs I love!

So here is my profile, go on click away!! I am also @Jenstar_Blonde! To be honest I'm not really sure how Twitter works, so if you have any tips for me then let me know, as I need help!! Haha!

I hope to see you on there!

Love, Jen x

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

I Was Lost, But Now I Am Found!

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A whole week without blogging... Very strange, very strange indeed! Since I started this blog in April, I have never went more than a few days without a post! I mean I have still been here, reading blogs, but just haven't posted anything. Goodness knows why, not having enough motivation and also not really feeling like I have much to post about. In the past, when I felt like this I have made myself do a post and to be honest doing that made me feel a bit better, even if it wasn't a post that I had put my 100% into. 

I absolutely love this blogging community, its such a great thing to be a part of, but lets face it... It is hard work! Trying to make time to be able to sit down and type up a post and also coming up with ideas for posts, is something I have been struggling with for a while. I fell like it used to be really easy for me to type up a post during my lunch break at work and I always had ideas, that were for the most part easy to create, with having taken photos usually in a big batch, so I just had to type up the posts. Lately this has been harder to do with it being dark in the mornings and already dark when I get home form work!! How do we take good photos in artificial light people!?

With work being quite busy at the moment, it has been harder for me to make time in the day where I can type posts up and then when I get home from work I am so tired and just have no motivation to do it!! So I apologise for having disappeared off for the past wee while. I would absolutely love to be able to write a post everyday like I used to, but if that is not possible then one every two days!

I feel as though my blog has lost its way a bit. The UK is very much a beauty blogging country (or I feel as though it is!) and although I love writing about such things I also feel as though there is a much bigger part of me that I could add to this blog. So after a lot of time having a think about my blog and where I am going to take it, be prepared for a lot more random posts on many different subjects!! I will still be doing a lot of beauty posts.. ok?! Because they are fun! So do not worry! American blogs just seem a lot more free and they write about whatever they want, and you don't find many USA beauty only blogs, whereas in the UK we are inundated with hundreds of them! I love knowing who the person behind the blog is and as much as I love to read about fab new beauty products coming out, sometimes I just want to read something else! I'm sure everyone is the same! For a while now you probably have noticed that that is where my blog is heading, so I'm sure you know all this already! 

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Onto another point for people who use "Blogger", has anyone else reached their limit on photo space and to be able to extend the space they have to pay each month a certain amount? This cropped up on my blog some months ago, because I love putting up plenty of photos on my blog (I hope you like that!) I have already used up my 1GB of free space that they allow you to have, so I now have to pay a monthly fee to keep a space of 25GB, which I know I will not run out of for a very long time and it does only cost like £2 a month. However I have not heard of any other bloggers come across this problem... So if you have and discovered a way where you do not have to pay this money to Google please let me know! I don't know if it is just because I put lots of photos up, but surely people who have been blogging longer than me must have come across this. It is also something that I was not expecting, as it as known as free blogging, they just do not let you know it is actually a small space you get and it is quite easy to run out of that space! I would really appreciate any blogger who has come up with this message while trying to upload photos letting me know, as you cannot add any more photos to your blog until you have bought some more space! I feel like I ma the only one!! Naughty Google!

Hope you have all had a good weekend and a good start to your week! I also hope you understand what on earth I have been jibbering about in this post!! Hehe

Love, Jen x

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