Monday, 30 November 2015

Motivation Monday Week 2

Good Morning! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Here is Motivational Monday to get you in the mood.

I love this quote. It reminds me of just how small my problems are. Whenever I find myself moaning about this and that, I stop and think about how pathetic it sounds. That everyone struggles with something and I'm not the only one. So remember, everyone around us (even if they don't show it) is struggling with something big or small. Lend an ear to someone and listen to their struggles. They might return the favour and both of you will feel much better, once you aired your problems. 

Jenni xo

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Saturday, 28 November 2015

November Favourites

How is it the end of Novemeber? Soon Christmas will be upon us, and I'm so not prepared!
Anyway it's that exciting time, when I share with you all, what my jam is this month.


                                 


     

1. Benefits POREfessional primer

I am not new to this product I have been using this for just over a year! I have extremely oily skin and so I am very skeptical when products mention they are great for people with oily skin and large pores. I can genuinely say, this works! I don't want to sound gross, but this primer contains the oilliness all day without having to touch up my makeup, and that is a BIG deal in my books. It goes on so smoothly, you only need a tiny bit (size of a pea) and it goes along way.I have tried and tested alot of primers over the years but non have come close to this one. It's a bit pricey but in my opinion and with skin this oily it's worth it. 

The 22.0mL tube retails at £24.50 but if you go to boots, at the moment they are selling the 7.5mL Tube for £9.99 I purchased the 7.5ml and this lasts me a couple of months. 

2. Tangle Teezer

Yes, i'm late jumping on to this band wagon. But in previous months I couldn't justify spending £12.99 on a small brush. That was until I was in Boots and noticed they had an offer if you used your addvantage card you will get the tangle teezer for £10.99! I know it's not much difference in price but I went fo it and I wish I brought it sooner. I have long, thick hair and it's always getting knotty, especially after I wash my hair! This is like a dream when I use it. It glides so easily through my hair and gets rid of all those pesky knots! I love it. My only regret it not biting the bullet and getting it sooner. 

3. Lush's Bubblegum Lip Scrub

My lips have been getting so dry lately, with all this cold weather! They neede a good scrub. Now, I looked everywhere for a scrub and no where sold one. Until I was recommended by a fellow blogger to try lush's lip scrub. So I immediatly rushed out and had a look. Lush has quite a range of scrubs at the moment; A Santa one (Cola flavoured) Popcorn flavour and a Bubblegum flavoured one. I went for the latter. 
After a few days, It did the job perfectly. My lips are a lot smoother and the dry, dead skin has gone. I now use it everyother day to stay on top. The flavour is scrummy, sweet and I have to stop myself from eating it straight out the pot.

Lush's Lip Scrubs retail at £5.50 a pot

4. American Horror story, seasons 1 and 2 (Netflix)

How did I miss this series when it was first aired? I have heard of AHS but I didn't take much notice of it. Why not? I have no idea! This programme is right up my alley, I love watching horror films and this was scary in parts. I still wouldn't recommend watching it on your own. I won't say to much for those of you who want to check it out. But, every season is different from the last, but with the same cast. Interesting.

The first season is about a murder house, whereas the second season is all about an Asylum. I am half way through season 3. This one is all about witches. There are two more seasons and you can watch them all on Netflix.

5. Music play a big part of my life and i'm always listeninng to it either when blogging, out walking or working out. Here are my favourites this month.

• Sax and Breakfast both by Fleur East
• Kiss Me by Olly Murs
• Peanut Butter Jelly by Galantis
• Shine by Years & Years
• Love Me by The 1975

6. My New Dr Martens boots! I am so in love with them. You can read my review on them below. 


This pretty much sums up my favourites for this month! I do have a monthly favourite reads which I will do a seperate post for.

What has been your monthly favourites? 
Have you tried or seen any of my favourites? 


Jenni xo


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Monday, 23 November 2015

Dr Martens Aimilita Triumph Boot | Review




Autumn has made itself at home and it's time to dig out your autum/winter wear or failing that, just go shopping for some new threads! For me, this time of year means I go in search for the perfect boots, that will last.

I am quite fussy when it comes to boots. I like to be stylish, yet have my own style. If I see people wearing the same boots then I stear well clear. So, I couldn't believe my luck when I came across the Dr. Martens, Aimilita boot sitting pretty on top shelf in store. Sure, they are expensive, but I was willing to pay more money for something that's going to last me for years and that has a lifetime guarantee! 

It took me a month to grit my teeth and bite the bullet. My dear husband convinced me into purchasing them as I have a sciatic nerve inury that shows its ugly face whenever it starts getting cold and didn't want me to suffer this year. Plus, the shoes I had on my feet were £20 and making me walk on the sides of my feet (like fake uggs do to you). I swear I could hear those boots breaking as I walked up to the tills to pay for these angels. My husband in the end purchased them for me as a surprise present for my 30th which was two days away, bless him and it was the perfect present.

Anyway...

                                     
   


The Aimilita is a biker inspired boot from the early 1950's and also has a bufflo style influence. The 9-eye gold toe cap boot uses a D ring at the rear of the ankle so you can fold down the sides and comes with two different style laces! (how awsome is that?) Brown ribbon and your normal waxed laces. 

When I first tried these on back in October I felt like I was walking on air. Perfect, seeing that they have an air-cushioned sole. They are so comfortable that I even sighed with relief! I've never done that when trying footwear on before. But, seriously I felt that my feet were being supported, nothing was rubbing and because the sizes come up a little bigger I was a 7 instead of an 8, fantastic! 

I recently spent a day in London walking around and I wore these. They didn't rub at all and I worethick  socks with them. Usually after a day out in London my feet are sore and with blisters to match, but with these I had no trouble and my feet thanked me for it.

Made with polished wyoming leather, the Aimilita boot comes in either black or dark brown and has tweed style material inside (I have seen other colours and designs on google). The cost of these amazing boots are £130 and they also feature on their website drmartens.com 

These are perfect for revamping your style. You can fold down the sides and or tongue however you like. tie the laces whichever way, on top, inside, over the tongue or under it. there is no right or wrong way. 

                                       
                                      



I love how versatile this boot is. It's like a hundred different looks with one pair. It's great when you want to create a different look everytime. I have no fault with these. I could wear them 24/7 and I wouldn't know that I had anything on my feet. 

                                     
    

Retails at £130 from Dr Martens store. I brought them from the Milton Keynes, UK branch. You can also purcase from the website drmartens.com/uk and search Aimilita Triumph Boot and it's the £130 option. 


I hope this post helps anyone who is looking to purchase a long-lasting and comfy pair of boots, or for someone unable to decide if these are the pair for them. 



Have you found your perfect autumn/winter boots yet?

Jenni xo


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Motivation Monday Week 1


We all need motivation in the mornings, more so on Monday mornings. The feeling of where did my weekend go! is high and the grog of dragging yourself up in the morning is depressing. So, this is my get up and go for you. I am doing a Motivation Monday series, where I share my favourite quotes that inspire me in the mornings and I hope will do the same for you.


I am a great believer in 'things happen for a reason'. I was always told this as a little girl if things didn't  go my way and it's true. Throughout our daily lives we make choices that take us along different paths, some good and some bad. Try and focus on what you want, how to get it and what path to take. Before deciding on something, think about what the outcome might be and if you can't then that's when your decision becomes a risk and it's either flight or fight which is what makes us stronger either way. 

So, remember if you didn't get that promotion, job, outfit or whatever! Things happen for a reason, something better is coming for you. So in the mean time, chin up, smile, laugh and enjoy life. x 


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Friday, 20 November 2015

6 Things That Make Me Happy


                         
   


Amongst the hustle and bustle of everyday life is us, you. In todays world we are constantly hooked up on some sort of technology, be it our phones, computers, or television. Our mind is never truly at rest until we go to sleep. I am an avid internet dweller, I put my hands up to that. However, I have been addicted to the worldwide web since I was introduced to it when I was seven years old.

I am now four days away of reaching the third floor, my thirties. Now, I have been thinking about what makes me truly happy? If I asked myself this question ten years ago I would have said the internet, my laptop, television. Technology. Don't get me wrong I love technology, I love how we can chat and network with people all over the world. But, as I got older my views have somewhat changed. 

Here is six things that make me happy

1. My Husband
Cheesy as it may sound ( sick buckets at the ready), I love just hanging out with my hubby. We are both very different in personality but both as equally immature, in a sense that we act like total kids, both at home and in public. Playing pranks on each other is a must for eveyone in a relationship.

2. Long walks
I love walking and I'm not just saying that because I can't drive. I'm a keen walker and one without a phone strapped to my hand, unless i'm listening to music. I love how you can clear your mind or think about things. You always see something that you may miss if you were in a vehicle. Once I walked past a young Munt Jac grazing, it was so cute.

3. Music
Music to me is what memories ride upon. Stick a track on and i'm transported into my own little world, where nothing matters. I even sing out loud (Sorry, not sorry to all my neighbours and my husband).

4. Reading
Now, I do love a good book. I mainly read fantasy, chic lit and recently self development. I always get sucked in and for me it's like watching a movie in your head. I am made if I'm in my comfy lounge waer and with a cup of tea. My favourite book I read recently is 'The Little Flower Shop By The Sea' by Ali McNamara. 

5. Going Home
When I say 'going home', I mean going back to my folks home. Nothing compares to that feeling of returning 'home'. I love my mums cooking and I love seeing my parents as I don't get to see them often as I live in another town. There are things their that hold special memories for me and I love walking around my old stomping ground.

6. Sleep
I never thought I'd say this, but sleep makes me very happy. I have a very demanding job and after a long, stressful day. I love climbing into my huge bed with clean bedding and falling into a deep sleep. I especially love it, if I have a day off the next day and I have the pleasure of turning off all my alarms (yes, I have about 5 alarms that I hit snooze on) and getting my head down for more than six hours.

I have many things that makes me happy and this is just a little taster for you. Have a lovely Friday and I will see you soon.

                                                    What makes you happy?

                                                       Jenni oxo
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