Thursday, 28 February 2013

100 Things That Make Me Happy! Part 7

Hi girls! So another Part of my happy things! To see part 6 click here. So here are my next 10!

61. Pretty hand bags

62. Pizza... Yummy!

63. Saving up money

64. Singing along to my favourite songs!
This is totally me!! Haha!

65. My new Adidas Trainers

66. Finding whiskers from the cats... Strange, but true!

67. Visiting Famous places
Brooklyn Bridge, Jan 2012

68. Working in a pretty shop
Although I don't work here!

69. Ford Mustangs, cannot wait until they are released in the UK!!

70. Skinny jeans

Hope you enjoyed girls! I hope you are well and having a lovely week!! 

Love, Jen x

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Nails Of The Holiday!

Usually you will see Nails of the Day posts (NOTD), but in this post it is nails of the holiday, because my nails will last me the whole two weeks!!

I wrote a post about Calgel and told you all how much I love it! Well for special occasions like a holiday I treat myself and get a Calgel manicure! I love it, because it can last up to three weeks and it also helps me stop scratching at my eczema funnily enough! So I got it done and here is the amazing result!

Crazy Hand!! Haha

Flash on

I choose a really corally light pink colour (number 37 for all you Calgel lovers) and then a glitter called Candy Pink was applied over the top. The glitter is amazing through it, as it has loads of blue and purple sparkles and it just looks fab! The photos do not do the glitter justice at all!!! With flash on it looks a lot redder than it is, but that is because the glitter has darker pink sparkles through it and this is what is showing up! I love just how bright and girly it has turned out! What do you think?! I love it!! Hehe, I would definitely recommend Calgel to any one! Especially if you are looking for a long lasting nail colour, which does not chip AT ALL and is so much kinder to your nails than acryllic!

Have any of you girls tried a Calgel manicure before? If so let me know what you thought and what colour your nails were!

Love, Jen x

Monday, 25 February 2013

Away To The USA!!!

Hi girls!!

So when this is published I will be on a plane on my way to San Francisco!! I am sure most of you know that I am away to the USA for just over two weeks, and the time has finally come for me to go! Robert and I booked it way back in July, so it has been a long time coming!!

I have scheduled lots of fab posts for you all, while I am away, so definitely keep an eye out for them! I do have my laptop with me, so I will be able to reply to  your comments as per usual! 

I thought I would also give you a little run down of Robert and I's Itinerary, because its a busy one! We are staying in San Francisco for 3 nights and then getting an early flight to Los Angeles. Staying in Anaheim for 5 nights, but visiting LA while we are there, as we are hiring a car and are hoping we will get a Mustang!! My total dream car! hen we will drive down to San Diego for just two nights, we would have loved to get more time here, but are just so glad we get to go!! Then we are driving over to Las Vegas! We were there last year, but hardly saw any of it, so we have more time here and are staying 4 nights! Then it is sadly back home! 

We have just got so so much planned out for this trip and we have loads of tickets booked for it already! I don't want to give it all away, so you might just have to wait for the posts I will be doing when I return! Holiday posts are most definitely one of my most favourite to write about and also read! So I hope you enjoy them when they are on my blog! 

Also if you want to keep in touch with me or stay updated with our adventure, the best thing to do would be to follow me on Twitter and Instagram! As I should be updating that regularly! My usernames for both of them are @Jenstar_Blonde

So girlies I hope you all have a good couple of weeks and I shall be seeing you back in two weeks!! Woohoo! I shall miss reading all my favourite blogs!

Love, Jen x

Saturday, 23 February 2013

Bedroom Beauty Challenge - February!

Hi girls!!

So its time again for the Bedroom Beauty Challenge! Louise over at Sprinkle of Glitter is doing a interactive post like this every month, where she will give us a theme and we create a make up look! It was so much fun last month! To see my Vivacious Vixen look, then click here!

This months theme is:

So for me I decided to go for pinks, as this is what love makes me think of! I went for a dreamy smokey eye, light pink cheek and a cute sparkly pink lip! Here is my look:

Primer - Smashbox Photo Finish
Foundation - No 7 Intelligent Colour
Concealer - Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection
Blusher - Benefit Dandelion
Highlighter - Benefit High Beam

Under Eye Concealer - Garnier Anti Dark Circles
Eye Primer - Benefit Lemon Aid
Eye Brows - Benefit Instant Brow Pencil
Base Eye Shadow - Maybelline 24 hour Colour Tattoo in Pink Gold 
Outer Corner & Crease Eye Shadow - Maybelline Silk Glam in Pink Drama, colour 3 (bright pink)
Outer Corner Eye Shadow & Liner - Benefit Eye Wanna Palette in Deco
Brow & Inner Corner Highlight - Maybelline Silk Glam in Pink Drama, colour 1 (silver) 
Outer Corner Liner - Maybelline Silk Glam in Pink Drama, in colour 4 (glittery black)
Mascara - Maybelline One By One Volume Express

Lip Tint - Benefit Posie Tint
Lip Gloss - Benefit Dandelion Plush Gloss

So let me know what you think of my look for the challenge this month! I know some people are scared of putting pink on their eyes, but hopefully I have shown here that you can totally do it and still look lovely! No pink eye see girls?!

Also do you like my hair? I got it cut on Thursday, which meant I got back my side fringe! Yay, it had completely grown out from the last time I got my hair cut! So any way I hope you like my look and thanks again to lovely Louise for creating this little interactive challenge! If you have done a "love look" then please link it below!

Love, Jen x

Thursday, 21 February 2013

100 Things That Make Me Happy! Part 6

Hi girls! Hope you are all well! Another part of my happy things! For part 5 click here. So we are past half way! Yay!

51. Cute animal photos!

Its two baby Flo's!! So cuteeeee

52. Getting a hair cut

53. Lovely comments on my posts, because...

54. Being a "Fur" Mum to Alice and Flo!

55. Having a manicure!

56. My Pandora bracelet

57. Wearing really high heels

58. Christmas!!

59. Watching animal documentaries, especially ones by David Attenbrough!!

60. Wearing my favourite scarves

Hope you enjoyed this part of my 100 happy things! I have been getting nice comments back saying you do! It is also getting a little bit harder trying to think of things that make me happy! What makes you happy and then I can get some ideas from you! Hehe!

Love, Jen x

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Out For Cocktails Plus I'm Now Instagramming!!

Hi girls!!

So at the weekend just gone, I was out on a night out for the first time this year!! It was a friends of Robert and I's Birthday. We went out celebrating at a bar in Glasgow called Tiki Bar, which is  Hawaiian based. I couldn't wait to go when I found out we were going there, because one I have never been before, two I had heard their cocktails were amazing and three it is modelled around Hawaii, a place I have been and loved, so therefore intrigued to see if they had got the setting right!

So first up, I have obviously got to show you my make up! Here is my FOTN!

Primer - Smashbox Photo Finish Primer
Foundation - No 7 Intelligent Colour
Concealer - Collection 2000 Lasting Perfection
Blusher - Benefit Sugarbomb
Highlighter - Benefit High Beam

Under Eye Concealer - GarnierAnti Dark Circles
Eye Primer - Benefit Lemon Aid
Eyebrows - Benefit Instant Brow Pencil
Eye shadow (all over lid) - Urban Decay Naked 2 in Pistol
Eye shadow (outer corner & crease) - MAC in Satellite Dreams
Browbone highlight - Urban Decay Naked 2 in Bootycall
Liner - Urban Decay Naked 2 in Blackout
Mascara - Maybelline One By One Volume Express

Lip Tint - Benefit Posie Tint
Lip Gloss - YSL Golden Gloss in Golden Rose

So when we arrived at Tiki, we were met with a table full of cocktails!! The first one I had was called a Blue Hawaiian, which Robert and I actually had when we were in Hawaii! You can see a photo of that one here! We then ended up getting sharing cocktails, which are called Volcanos. I have no idea what was in it, haha! You can see two in the photo below and in the middle of the bowl there is a little well, which is filled with alcohol and set on fire!! It looked so cool! Sadly the camera never picked the blue flames up. So you end up drinking the cocktail up, while the middle bit is on fire! I just made sure to keep my hair away from it!! Haha! 

Dress - River Island
Ring - Accessorize
Bracelet - Pandora
Cocktail - Yummy!!

It was a really good night, filled with laughs, table football (yes they have one in the bar!) matches (or foozeball to you Americans!) and more cocktails! Its a great place for a night out  and I loved being out with Robert, which is something we don't usually do together! 

We left Tiki bar at just after 12 and headed over to another bar, which was open later, called Slouch. We had a couple of drinks in there, with us all slouched (hehe) on some couches! Two of the guys ended up having a hilarious dance off!! We left there about half 1 and went to go get some food and got a taxi home! So it was a really good night and I know the birthday girl, had a really great time!! I think the alcohol and the excitement about the nearing holiday made Robert and I (ok especially Robert) just a little hyper! Hehe!
Happy chappies all excited about the holiday!

Ok and one last thing before I end this post! I wanted to let you all know that I have Instagram!! At last! I have taken my time getting into the real world of a proper hi-tech phone and then proceeded to take my time to get Instagram! 

So my user name is @jenstar_blonde, if you want to follow. I do have some photos up already as I started it up last week, but I'm still trying to get into it! Also please leave your user names down below too, because I am still a newbie and I would love more people to follow!

Love, Jen x

Monday, 18 February 2013

What's In My Bag? #2

Hi girls! Hope you all had a good weekend!

So I have had a couple of requests to do a "What's in my Bag?" post. You will see by the title that this will be in fact the second time I have done one! The first time I wrote this post was way back in May, when I was still very much a newbie! You can read that post here, you will also notice that I sill have some of the things that were in my bag now! 

Ok, so I am using a River Island bag, that I got in January. I did a post here if you want to take a closer look at it!

So in the front zipped compartment I keep my iPhone 5 and it just has a pink silicon case on it, just a cheap one from Tesco. I also keep the earphones, which came with the iPhone (and I have not used yet!), my keys for the office and my car key and house keys. I have got an owl and toucan key rings from Accessorize, an Hawaii key ring (from Hawaii lol) and also a cat key ring, which I have had for years and years and have no idea where it came from, maybe a museum because it is like and Egyptian cat!

Now onto the large middle section of my bag! I have a bottle of water, my "carry around with me" Canon camera and its pink case, a receipt, my River Island purse (click here to see it in more detail) and a Waterstones voucher that I still haven't used, which I got for Christmas! My favourite thing in my bag would definitely be my Erin Condren Life Planner (click for review), which I take everywhere with me and absolutely love it!!

So in the little secret zippy pocket, I keep my Hawaii mirror, a pen, my memory stick and yes a tampon. We ALL have them in our bags ladies come on, there is no need to be embarrassed by it! Hehe.

In the back zipped compartment of my bag I keep essential things, I may need throughout the day. A brush that cleans your clothes, a lip balm, a nail file, a hair clip, my Diprobase cream (in case my skin gets dry) and a tissue holder, which I was given by Helen from Eat Enjoy Live, when we took part in a Bloggers Secret Santa!

So that is all thats in my bag! Do you keep anything in your bag the same as me? I hope you enjoyed this post any way and if you have done a "what's in my bag" post recently then link it below, as I would love to have a nosy!!

Love, Jen x

Saturday, 16 February 2013

Who, What, When, Why Tag!

Hi girls! 

I was tagged by the lovely Lauren from Fashion Swirls to answer these questions! Its a fun little tag, so I thought I would join in!

The Rules...
You must include the photo at the start of the blog post!
Then answer the questions!
Tag 3 people!

Who inspires you to blog?
I started to read blogs probably around November 2011 when I some how stumbled upon Sprinkle Of Glitter. So I guess I would say that Louise definitely made me intrigued about blogging, just from her variety of posts. Although I do get inspired everyday by reading lots of different blogs and I get lots of ideas for my posts from them too! Here are a few I love reading Couture Zoo,  Fleur De ForceHelene In BetweenMade Up Of Little Things and Shades Of Grey and a Pinch Of Pink.

What made you want to have a blog?
I loved the thought of having a place where I could share all my thoughts and feelings. Also to share my interests to people who have the same interests (like make up!). I wanted a place where I could write up any adventures that I had had and for people to enjoy reading about them. 

When did you start blogging?
I started my blog in April 2012! Its nearly been a year and I love it!

Why did you start?
I started blogging after a little rough patch, feeling a bit down and also a little bit of boredom, I thought I would share my adventures that I had been having, which you can see if you go all the way to the beginning of my blog!! I am so glad I did start it though, as it is now a big part of my life and I have found a hobby, which I love. Also the blogging community is just amazing and I have also made some friends through it too!

Ok so I will tag....

Rebecca from Becaboos Makeup
Kirsty from The Style Khaleesi

Love, Jen x

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