JAY’S TOP 10 BIRTHDAY WISHLIST

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Hey folks! February is one of my favourite months, because it is my birthday month weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I shall be turning 26 years old this month and I’ve compiled a birthday wishlist to show you guys what things I’m currently lusting and ALSO to make life easier for those struggling to find what to buy me *hint hint*. So in no particular order, here we go!

1) Dune London Trish Pull-on Boot in Black Leather £119

I spoke about the Dune Trish boots in my December favourites post and I’m obsessed with them. The only issue is that the wet UK weather means I can’t wear suede boots as much as I’d like to. Therefore I’ve been looking at the full leather black pair which should be able to withstand the rain a bit better. P.s. I’m a size 3.

2) GHD Arctic Gold Soft Curling Tong £120

Now that my hair is really long I can play around with styles a lot more. I love large loose curls and this curling tong looks amazing for that purpose. I already have GHD straighteners and the hairdryer which are amazing quality so I may as well add the tong to the collection.

3) Skagen Rose Gold Plated Mesh Bracelet Watch (Model 358SRRD) £115

I’ve been lusting over this watch for a while now, I think it’s absolutely beautiful. It’s rose gold (every bloggers favourite colour!) and got quite a small dial which should sit really nicely on my child size wrists. Also now that I’m approaching the latter side of my 20’s I think I need to be an adult and start wearing a watch everyday (boo!)

4) Kiko Mat Base Corrector Primer £8.90

This primer has been on my wishlist for months and month but I keep forgetting to buy it as I’m not a massive primer user. However, I’ve heard it’s amazing for oily skin so I’d really like to try put it to the test for you guys.

5) Sleek Blush in Sahara and Flushed £4.49 each

Sleek is an amazing drugstore brand, especially for people of colour. These two blushes in particular, Sahara which is a dark peach and Flushed which is a terracotta red would suit my complexion really well.

6) Everyday Super Food by Jamie Oliver £11.99

Over the past year my interest in cooking has increased immensely and I’ve always been a Jamie Oliver fan. All the food Jamie prepares looks right up my street and this book looks packed full of interesting, healthy recipes for me to try.

7) The Shredded Chef by Michael Matthews £8.99

When trying to eat a high protein diet I must admit, the weekly lunch preps of chicken, rice and broccoli does get a bit boring. This book has some different meals that I’d like to incorporate into my diet with the macro-nutrient info present. Handy!

8) Anthropologie Monogram Mug £6

I swear, every Instagrammer I follow has this mug from Anthropologie and I don’t blame ’em. It looks great for a cup of tea and it has your initial on it, cute!

9)  Anthropologie Crowned Leaf Measuring Cups £34

10) Anthropologie Crowned Leaf Measuring Spoons £18

I use measuring cups and spoons everyday when cooking/baking and these looks like a good, durable set whilst being adorable. Plus it’s from Anthropologie, what’s not to love!

So that’s all for now, what’s on your wishlists for this month? Comment below and let me know 🙂

Jay x

 

 

 

High End Wishlist

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If any of you know me personally you’ll know that I rarely spend a lot of money on clothes or fashion. However, when it comes to make-up, I’ve always been a sucker for high-end products. I’m not sure if it’s the fancy, shiny packaging or what, but I just love expensive make-up! It’s actually become a real issue considering I don’t have unlimited funds *cries*, so I’ve made a wishlist for products I’d like to buy…eventually 🙂

  1. Nars Audacious Lipstick, Rita – I’ve heard so many good things about the formula of the Audacious lipsticks from Nars. I like the look of Rita which is a classic red for the upcoming season.
  2. Charlotte Tilbury, Dolce Vita Luxury Palette – This is the first CT product that I ever layed my eyes on and let me tell you it was love at first sight. This quad has four beautiful, pigmented, warm tone eyeshadows which tend to be the colours I stick with.
  3. Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Lipstick, Bond Girl – I can’t remember who I saw this lipstick on but it looks absolutely stunning. It’s a brown toned pink colour which you must know by now that I’m obsessed with. Perfect for day-to-day AND it goes with the Dolce Vita quad. I must have.
  4. Jouer Matte Moisture Tint, Hazel – I’ve had my eye on this tinted moisturiser for some time but haven’t taken the plunge to buy it yet. I don’t like wearing foundation day-to-day and most tinted moisturisers aren’t suitable for oily skin. This matte product looks like it might be perfect for me.
  5. Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder – This foundation is meant to be amazingly lightweight and have great coverage. It looks perfect for the upcoming winter months when my skin gets a bit dry.
  6. Armani Eyes To Kill Eyeshadow, #5 Gold Blitz. This eyeshadow looks absolutely stunning in swatches I’ve seen. I love wearing coppery colours on my lids.
  7. Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer- I know I mentioned getting this product a while back but I still haven’t got round to it, the reason being that I already have so many concealers already! I still need to see if this product lives up to the hype though.
  8. Tom Ford Nail Lacquer, Mink Brule/ Toasted Sugar – I can’t get over how pretty these nail varnish colours are. I’ve been searching high and low for cheaper dupes but haven’t found any, I think I’m going to have to take the plunge and buy one for myself but I’m not sure which one to get. Suggestions?
  9. Charlotte Tilbury Airbrush Finish Powder- Again every person who’s used this powder says it adds an amazing finish to your make-up. I have oily skin so a good powder is a must for me.
  10. Dior Diorshow Mascara – I’ve just finished a sample of this mascara and it really makes my lashes look voluminous and long. I’m not a big falsies wearer so this is an amazing replacement.

Have you tried any of these products yourself? Comment below and let me know if they are worth purchasing or not.

Jay x

July Beauty Wishlist

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Guess what folks?! It’s my favourite time of the month again, PAYDAY! WOO!!! I don’t know about you guys but I really need to get better at distributing my spending throughout the month. I always end up spending my shopping “allowance” in the first week and then the rest of the month I’ll be sitting there BROKE as a joke *sob sob*. Anyhow, here is what I plan to buy in the month of July.

1) Philip Kingsley Geranium & Neroli Elasticizer I’ve heard many good things about the original elasticizer and if it comes with a beautiful floral scent then I’m more inclined to purchase it. My hair has been well behaved recently but I feel it lacks strength so hopefully this hair mask should restore it.

2) Real Techniques Stippling Brush and Setting Brush I’m about to jump on the Real Techniques bandwagon, finally. These two brushes are ones that I’ve been eyeing up for a while now.

3) Maybelline Lash Sensational Everyone and their mother loves this mascara so it must be good, I need to try it for myself so expect a review soon.

4) Estée Lauder Perfectionist [CP+R] Wrinkle Lifting/Firming Serum This serum is packed with some great ingredients so on paper it should make my skin look amazeballs. Time shall tell…

5) Sally Hansen Airbrush Legs This product has been getting a lot of attention recently because it’s said to be like foundation for your legs to cover scars, marks etc. I’m going to try it out and hey maybe I’ll even whip my legs out (maybe!)

6) Nars Creamy Concealer Again this goes without saying, this concealer has been everywhere and I’m finally going to take the plunge and purchase it.

7) Gerard Cosmetics Lipstick Tequila Sunrise I recently bought 1995 from  Gerard Cosmetics which I fell in love with. I’ve seen swatches of this lippie and it looks like the perfect coral for my skin tone.

8) MAC Lipstick Crosswires Another coral lipstick. Can you tell I’m excited for Summer!

9) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powder Dim Light or Radiant Light I’m not sure which colour will suit me best (suggestions please?) I’m probably going to check it out in store but this powder looks like a great one for luminous, healthy skin.

10) Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Luminous Flush I saw a swatch of this recently and I fell in love with the colour. My blush wardrobe is missing a nice pink so this will be the one I purchase.

11) Delilah Sunset Matt Bronzer Medium Dark Finding a good bronzer for my skin tone is especially difficult but I’ve read that Zara from Mouldy Fruit swears by this and I trust any recommendations she makes!

12) La Roche-Posay Toleriane Fluid I’ve been looking for a good moisturiser for oily skin and you all provided me with some really good suggestions in a previous post. I’m going to go with this one because it’s 100% fragrance free, alcohol free and it’s cheap. Let’s hope it does the job 🙂

13) OPI Nail Lacquer Barefoot in Barcelona I’ve gone off bright coloured nails a little bit recently so I’m looking for that perfect nude nail shade. Barefoot in Barcelona is a wonderful pinky nude and I can’t wait to try it.

What will you be purchasing after payday? Comment below and let me know.

Jay x

Skin care junkies – I need your help!

Hey folks I’m calling out to all my beauty blogger friends for some much needed advice/ recommendations. I’m searching for a new night time moisturiser so who better to ask than you lovely people! It needs to be suitable for oily skin and can’t cost more than say £30. Also it has to be 100% fragrance free (parfum, perfume or essential oils) and no alcohol in the formula.

My skin concerns are dullness, hyper-pigmentation and anti-ageing.

Please, please, please comment below with some suggestions, I’ve done so much research and I’m really not sure what to try next.

Thanks in advance!

Jay x

P.s. I’ve already tried Clinique Dramatically Different Moistuizing Gel which didn’t give me the results I wanted.

June Wishlist

Junewishlist Waddup peeps! Payday is next week and I’m near peeing my panties in excitement thinking of all the cool things I’m going to be buying next month LOL. To be honest my wishlist for June is based around updating a lot of things that well, need updating. So let’s get into it!

1) GHD Air Hairdryer. The last time I got a hairdryer was when my dad to bought me one…in year 9, seriously. I’ve been using the same Remington dryer for 10+ years and whilst it has served me well I actually think it damages my hair a lot. I love GHD, they do fantastic electrical hair tools so I’m going to be buying the Air hairdryer for hopefully some professional salon results (she hopes).

2) Kiehls Creamy Eye Treatment. Have I mentioned I have dry under eyes? I need a heavy duty cream for my eye area so I shall be trying this cream which apparently is very thick, perfect.

3) Office Kicker Slip On. I’ve been seeing a lot of shoes in this style recently and I’m liking it. I’m all about casual shoes and I need a good pair of black ones. These have a white flatform for some extra height and a black snakeskin effect on the shoe.

4) Adidas Climachill Sonic Boost AL GFX Shoes. My current gym shoes are so old school that I’m literally embarrassed to wear them sometimes. I’m a sneaker freak and I love the way Adidas trainers feel on my feet. These have a funky pattern on them too which looks right up my street.

5) Jane Iredale Empty Compact. I recently got a Jane Iredale pressed powder but it didn’t come with a compact. I’m not really impressed with that considering the powder was so expensive on it’s own. Oh well, it’s a good powder so I’m buying a case to house it.

6) Copper Table Lamp. I’m still loving copper home ware and really, really want a copper table lamp. The one pictured is from Oliver Bonas but I’m not sure they have that in stock any more. Either way I’ll find one, I like this very similar one from The Forest & Co (Notonthehighstreet.com).

7) Stila Stay All Day Liquid Eyeliner. I haven’t been wearing eyeliner much recently because I simply find it too long to apply. I’ve heard this eyeliner is fantastic as it is long lasting, dark and has a felt tip applicator for ease of application.

8) Clarks Casual Sandals. I saw this pair of shoes when Suzi from StyleSuzi featured them in a recent haul. These look so comfy and a good quality pair of shoes for the summer.

9) MAC Lipsticks. I need to update my MAC lipstick wardrobe. I have my eye on Verve, Ruby Woo, Twig, Mocha and Ravishing.

10) HP Z5000 Wireless Optical Mouse. My current mouse is umm…. borrowed from… somewhere. I love white tech and this mouse will match my laptop. A good mouse is definitely necessary for all the blogging/ net surfing I do.

11) Adidas Performance Shoulder Bag. I need a bag to carry my gym stuff. This looks like a good one that isn’t too big but can fit all the essentials in.

12) Adidas Rita Ora White Smoke Leggings. Apparently flared yoga pants aren’t really in fashion anymore, who knew! I need to buy some fitted leggings for working out and how dope are these!? They are sooo cool! I need these in my life.

13) Adidas Sports Vests. Guys I SWEAR I’m not being sponsored by Adidas. I’m just loving their clothes at the moment, they have some really fresh, funky designs that I’m liking and again my gym wardrobe needs updating. Don’t judge me.

14) Shock Absorber Ultimate Gym Bra. Us DD+ girls need some extra support when it comes to sports bras. I’ve tried numerous brands over the years and Shock Absorber are the absolute best, trust me ladies. They have the double straps at the back so your puppies will be practically stuck to your chest.

That’s all for now, I hope you enjoyed this post. Comment below on what you’re payday treats will be. Until next time! Jay x

May Beauty Wishlist

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Hey beauties I hope you’re well. My beauty wishlist for May is quite small because I’m planning to buy a new camera which will take a significant chunk out of my pay check. So let’s get right into it!

1) Anastasia Beverly Hill DipBrow Pomade

This product is a cult classic and I need, need, need to try it. From all the pictures and videos I’ve seen it makes your brows look perfect, I can’t wait to try it!

2) Lancome Miracle Cushion Foundation

I only heard about this product, well, literally today. I’ve been wanting to try a cushion foundation since I first saw them in Korea and I’m so glad that the Western market has finally caught onto it. Cushion foundations give a light coverage and the sponge application means it will be airbrushed and dewy, so it’ll be great for the summer time. Also I’m so happy that it is available in darker shades, as a woman with a deeper skin tone I can’t tell you how frustrating it is to have companies completely ignore you! =(

3) Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Tinted Moisturiser

This tinted moisturiser looks like a great one with some really natural ingredients for those days when you want something light on the skin. I’m all about the mineral make-up life so this will be a great addition to my kit.

4) Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Gel

I’ve heard a lot of mixed reviews about this moisturiser, it seems to be a product people either love or hate. As the weather is heating up I need a nighttime moisturiser that will keep me hydrated but not oily so I’m willing to give this a go. Hopefully it won’t break me out like it has others!

5) Soap & Glory Archery Brow Pencil

I’m running out of my MAC Eyebrow Pencil and this product is apparently a dupe for the Anastasia Brow Wiz so it is next on my list.

6) Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant Night Moisturizer

This moisturiser has been on my radar for a while but I’m not sure whether it will be too rich for my combination-oily skin so I will have to try it out first before committing to buy. It is packed with antioxidants to prevent ageing so I’m hoping it works with my skin.

7) MaxFactor Masterpiece Max Mascara

I remember trying this mascara in my teens and loving it. It is still one of the highest rated mascaras on the Boots website so it must be good, time to give it another try methinks.

8) L’Oreal Paris Miss Manga Mascara

I need a volumising mascara in my collection and a lot of my favourite beauty gurus recommend this so I shall be trying it out for myself. Review coming soon!

So that’s it for this month. Currently I’m pretty satisfied with my make-up collection and haven’t had a massive urge to splurge on beauty products. What is on your current beauty wishlist? Comment below and let me know 🙂

Jay x

Beauty Wishlist – April

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April is going to be a broke month for me I’ve got a few important birthdays coming up so I’ve had to reduce my beauty budget a teeeeny bit, but hey a girls gotta shop right? Here is my April beauty wishlist:

1) Bobbi Brown Intensive Skin Supplement – I need a new serum and this one looks really good, can’t wait to try it and review for you guys.

2) MakeUp Forever HD Foundation (153) – I bought the colour 173 recently and realised it’s way too dark for me. Unfortunately MUFE don’t do a 163 colour in the UK so I need to get 153 to mix with my current one.

3) Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – A holy grail foundation for many, which I’ve been meaning to try.

4) Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer (SX11) – Lots of high hopes for this product. I’ve heard it’s incredibly pigmented and covers dark circles effortlessly, for £38 it better do just that haha!

5) Paula’s Choice Shine Stopper Oil Control Primer – Again I’ve read some great reviews on this and I love Paula’s Choice, so I’ll be interested to see if this will be the primer to conquer my oily T-zone.

6) MAC Powder Blush in Ambering Rose – This colour looks amazing on dark skin from the swatches I’ve seen, I MUST have it.

7) Makeup Revolution Blushes in WOW and HOT – At £1 each I’m interested to see if these blushes are any good. Reviews coming soon.

8) theBalm Bahama Mama – I need a sculpting powder and it was between this and the Kevyn Aucoin sculpting powder.  I chose this as it is cheaper obviously, so hopefully it’ll work for my skintone.

9) Makeup Revolution I ♡ Makeup I Heart Chocolate palette  – Apparently this is a very good dupe for the Too Face Chocolate Bar Palette. I don’t want to spend tonnes on an eyeshadow palette so hopefully this one won’t disappoint.

That’s all for now folks, what’s on your beauty wishlist? Comment below and let me know 🙂

Jay x