Thursday, 31 January 2013

100 Things That Make Me Happy! Part 3

Hi girls! Hope you are all well! Today will be my third part of the 100 things that make me happy post! If you want to see the second part then click here. So now lets get started!

21. Nights out with friends

22. A yummy dinner, especially TGI's for these: 

23. My weekly pub quiz

24. Laughing my head off

25. Making friends through my blog (blogger is better!)

26. Road Trips

27. Having a long lie

28. Cuddles from Robert

29. All things Disney!

30. Spending time with my Dad

What makes you happy?

Love, Jen x

P.s. don't forget to enter my MAC give away, if you haven't already! You could win a MAC lipstick and eye shadow of your choice!! Just click here to enter!

Monday, 28 January 2013

A MAC Give Away!

So this is my 200th post!!

And its a good one! After reaching 150 followers (yay!), I thought I would do a give away! Not just any give away either.... A MAC give away!

So onto the good bit! What can you win? Well one of you lucky girls will win a MAC lipstick of your choice from the permanent collection, which is well over one hundred different colours!! Click here to see the colours.

And you can also choose one shade of their eye shadow, again from the permanent collection and it can be in palette form if you choose. Click here to see the shades.

In order to win these two prizes just follow these steps:

  1. You have to follow my blog via GFC, which is the blue "join this site" button on the right hand side of my blog! 
  2. Leave a comment below with your email address, so I can contact you, with a suggestion of what you would like to see on my blog, maybe more reviews, or more lifestyle type posts! Let me know.
  3. To gain another entry, you can follow me on Twitter: @Jenstar_Blonde and leave your Twitter handle in your comment
  4. For a third entry to win the two MAC goodies, you can Tweet:
I just entered  MAC Give Away to win a lipstick & eye shadow!! Enter here:

So thats three entries you can have and just make sure if you tweeted to mention that in your comment too! This give away is international, so I will send it any where! This give away will close on Thursday the 14th of February. So thats nearly 3 weeks! I will announce the winner shortly after that and will be chosen by a random number generator!

So that is everything I am sure! I know the winner will definitely not be disappointed with their prize, MAC has become the go to make up brand and were huge in 2012 and will be I am sure in 2013. What are you waiting for?! Go on get entering!! Just remember to follow the rules exactly!

Don't you just love give aways!!!

Love, Jen x

Saturday, 26 January 2013

My Spending Ban is Finally Over!!

Now if you are wondering what on earth I am talking about, because maybe you are quite new here then I have been on a 6 month spending ban! OK so recently I may have forgotten about it and I didn't post an update about it in December (naughty me), bu it was Christmas and nobody would want to read about a spending ban then anyway! 

OK so to fill you all in  here is the low down on the ban: spending ban info and here are my previous updates: update 1update 2update 3 and update 4! So here is my update for the last two months!

Ok so for me December was all about paying for the rest of the holiday and then obviously buying Christmas presents. I also got a pay rise in my main job too, which was a surprise and came at a very good time!! The only thing I really bought for myself was a dress for my Christmas party. So after forking out a lot of money paying off the rest of the holiday and buying presents for my family and Robert, I didn't really have any money for buying things for myself anyway! After Christmas I had a week off from work, which was amazing and Robert and I had the house to ourselves as my mum and dad were away in New York! It was a week of relaxing and I didn't spend any money at all really, as I had some Christmas money from family friends, which I used for some food shopping and dinner! I not bought any new beauty products since November, which is fab!! I did buy some clothes from New Look and then ended up buying a new bag a little while ago, but other than that I feel as if I have been very good! I have quite a lot of money too saved up for changing to dollars for the big holiday too! 

It is now less than a month away until we go to California and I am so excited!! So this month will be just getting some bits and pieces for that and then we are still needing to book a hire car and still some tickets for some things we want to do when we are there!

I am so glad that the ban is over, but I don't really think that now it is over that it will make me go and buy things. I will be saving that for the holiday!!! Hehe. There is some things I will need to go and pick up, like a pair of comfy trainers for me to wear while we are there, because we will be walking a lot! I will need to also go and get my hair cut (I have not had it cut since June I think!!!) and I am going to get some gel nails done as well, all for the holiday! 

So if you too are on a spending ban let me know how you are getting on!! A six month spending ban is a very very long one and it shows you that a shorter one can definitely be done! My biggest tip is try not to go near any shops!! Haha, although for me I don't really shop online so if you like shopping online, well I don't know how you will cope... You just have to be persistant and ask yourself, do I really need this! 9 times out of 10 the answer will be no and you just need to use your will power to make you put it back down! I wonder where my will power went when I bought my bag?! Hmmm... Hehe!

Love, Jen x

Friday, 25 January 2013

Bedroom Beauty Challenge - January!

Hi girls!

You all should know how much I love Louise over at Sprinkle Of Glitter! Last week she came up with an awesome new interactive series called Bedroom Beauty Challenge, which basically means that each month Louise will come up with a concept for a make up look. We can take it any way we like and we have to create a fab make up look and then create a post showing photos of what we have done! Its great because you get to have a play around with different colours all in the privacy of your own room! 

I just love the idea! So much fun! I am sure there will be so many people taking part!! Any way this weeks concept was Vivacious Vixen! If we split up the words, to me vivacious would mean bright, colourful and loud. Vixen can be taken in two ways; obviously a vixen is a female fox (love foxes!) and the other meaning would be a sultry maybe sexy women! Oooo! So without further a do here is the look I created for the challenge!

Primer: Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Foundation: No7 Intelligent Colour
Highlighter: Benefit Sun Beam
Blusher: Benefit Sugarbomb
Bronzer: Gosh Bronzer

Under eye Concealer: Garnier Anti Dark Circles
Eye Brows: Benefit Instant Brow Pencil
Eye Primer: Benefit Lemon Aid
Inner Corner Highlight: Benfit Eye Bright
Base Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 in Bootycall
Graduated Middle Eye Shadow: Mac Paint Pot in Rubenesque
Outer Corner Eye Shadow: Urban Decay Naked 2 in Snakebite
Eye Liner: Urban Decay Naked 2 in Busted (upper lash line and outer half of lower lash line) and Mac Paint Pot in Rubenesque (inner half of lower lash line)
Mascara: Maybelline One by One Volume Express
Brow Bone Highlight: Urban Decay Naked 2 in Bootycall

Lipgloss Base: Illamasqua Intense Lip Gloss in Mistress
Lipgloss Top: L'Oreal Glam Shine Miss Candy in Pink Treat

I really wanted to take the colours from a Red Fox, as I thought this would be a good starting point for the look! So I picked out the browns, oranges and the whites that the fox has all throughout his coat! I also wanted to go with this look, because I think most will go for red lips, whereas I chose to go for an orange one, as I think vivacious just screams orange to me! Hehe!

So I really hope you liked this look! I had so much fun planning out what products I was going to use and got my imagination working!! Such an awesome idea Louise, you are a star!! Cannot wait for next months theme! Let me know what you think of my vivacious vixen look below!!

Love, Jen x

Thursday, 24 January 2013

100 Things That Make Me Happy! Part 2

Hi girls!

So this is my second instalment of the 100 things that makes me happy series! If you want to see my first 10 then click here!

11. Being able to wear my sunglasses!

12. Seeing a caring pet owner

13. Turning music up on the radio!

14. Cosy Ugg boots

15. Recieving Snail Mail

16. Watching Vlogs on Youtube!
Its Judys Life! Watch her, you won't regret it! So funny! Love you Judy!

17. Newly washed bed sheets = very comfy bed!

18. Shopping!

19. Sunny days

20. Sweets!!

Love, Jen x

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Good Old Snail Mail!

Hi girls!

I came across this Pay It Forward concept on two blogs, first on my bloggy pal Rebecca's blog, Puddle Of Grace and secondly on Clare's blog, Mrs Browns Thoughts. So I was lucky in being able to take part twice! Hehe!

Basically the concept is that I send you fun mail, it could be a letter, postcard or even a little gift! Who doesn't like getting snail mail?! Its all about paying it forward, so if you sign up to me then you also have to offer this on your blog too, by doing a little blog post similar to mine. So its basically the first 5 people to comment shall be receiving a little letter from me! Saying a nice friendly hello!! Maybe making a new bloggy friend too! All you have to do is leave a link to your blog below and also an email address so I can contact you. Also the catch is hat you will not know when I will be sending you it! I will be spreading them out over 2013, so you might receive it next week, next month or after 6 months! Who knows, but the hope is that you will have forgotten all about it and it will be a nice surprise when you get a little letter in the post!

Also I am kind of worried that I won't get 5 comments... Hehe, but just so you know this is international! So anyone from anywhere can join in!! Also Rebecca and Clare are still looking for some people to join in with their Pay It Forward posts, so If you would like more than 1 little letter in the post, then go and click on their names above and join in with them too!! They are very lovely!! 

Ok, so comment away!! Hehe! *Fingers crossed!*

Love, Jen x

Monday, 21 January 2013

Happy Thoughts

So they say that today is "Blue Monday", ie. the day of the year most people feel down and depressed. Christmas is over and all the excitement is well and truly past and now everyone is just waiting for spring! So I thought I would post up some happy thoughts for everyone and hopefully brighten  their day!

Yay for Pinterest!! Hehe! Hope you have a good day!

Love, Jen x

Saturday, 19 January 2013

Hi My Name Is Jen And I Am A Bagaholic!

Hi girls! 

So, I confess it. I am addicted to bags! Hehe! I was in River Island the other day with a friend, just having a wander and I of course went to the bag section! Bad idea!! As soon as I saw it and had it in my hands, there was no letting it go! I just had to have it!!

So I think it was a strange one for me because it is black and I never really have anything black! Although this obviously never put me off it, because it is just the perfect size and shape that I must have been after! The bag itself is really soft and for £30, I think is a great price!! It is split into three different compartments (I just LOVE separated areas in bags!!), the large middle bit and two zipped compartment either side! It also has poppers at each end so that the bag is expandable! Perfect for when I go on holiday!

And yes I had to buy a new purse to go with it!! This one was only £13 and has loads of spaces for cards and change! Just what I need!!

So yes my name is Jen and I am a bagaholic help!! This is the first one of the year and I am going to try and not buy a new one for a long long time! Although I did see a really pretty clutch bag in Miss Selfridge with a Jaguar on the front.... Oh no help!!! Hehe, wish me luck on not buying that one!! Haha! What is your obsession?

Love, Jen x

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