Monday, 16 December 2013

christmas countdown competitions.

Christmas is creeping closer and closer and some of my favourite websites are doing various promotions and competitions for the festive period, so I thought I'd share with you my favourite ones so you don't miss out.

They are mostly done in an advent calendar style where you can win something different or there is a new kind of discount every day.

The She Said Beauty advent calendar is one I must do every year. You are told the value of the prize, and each day it increases, so you have the option to only enter for the more expensive prizes. As a beauty hoarder this is perfect for me and I make sure to check back daily.

One I just recently discovered and automatically fell in love with (I'm not even sure if this is for Xmas, or just general competitions) is the InStyle prizes. There are pages and pages of competitions to enter and so many fashionable prizes to be won...yes!

As a tall girl, I sometimes specifically look for items of clothing catered to someone my height, so with Long Tall Sally giving away daily prizes, I thought I'd give myself a helping hand with my constant need for new clothes.

With the influence of one of my good friends, I've recently become one of those people who goes to a lot of gigs. It is most definitely an expensive hobby, so Eventim giving the chance to win tickets to some shows and tours is simply awesome.

Linking back to She Said Beauty, as well as You Beauty Discovery selling a beauty advent calendar, they are also doing an online advent calendar where you can win bundle prizes from amazing beauty brands. Anything that allows me to try and discover new and different products is always a win.

Some of my favourite brands like Glossybox, Steamcream, Tresor Paris and Live Nation UK are also doing daily giveaways on their Facebook pages so be sure to 'like' and check those out.

Are there any other competitions you're entering over the Christmas period? Do you think more websites should join in the festivities?

Good luck!

I wanna win stuff for Christmas, jayj x.

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Thursday, 21 November 2013

justin bieber - the key.

justin bieber the key 100ml - £39*

As we're now in the autumn/winter season, I've been steering clear of fresh, fruity scents...I find them to be more suitable for the summertime. Instead, I'm attracted to more mature scents, and believe it or not, Justin Bieber makes me smell grown and sexy.

'The Key', inspired by unlocking Justin's connection to his fans, is made up of floral, spice and wood notes. With strong hints of jasmine and vanilla, it is a sophisticated scent that lingers on the skin. This is most definitely my signature scent for this season.


The bottle itself is also very minimal, made up simply of white and gold. It also holds the key charm that Justin is known to always wear.

Are you a fan of Justin Bieber's scents? What's your signature scent this autumn/winter?

the secret's out...I'm a Belieber, jayj x.

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Friday, 15 November 2013

#LongaConga - children in need.

On Tuesday night, I found myself on an ice rink in my skates trying to do the conga...

(source: Tresor Paris fb)

Having opened it's doors just a couple of weeks ago, Canary Wharf Ice Rink was home to over 300 people as they broke the Guinness World Record for the longest conga on ice.

In association with Tresor Paris for BBC Children In Need, Pudsey led the conga line with 353 people right behind him as they did the conga for 5 whole minutes...without breaking the line...on ice.
It was an incredible sight to see as so many people were able to get involved, from young children to professional ice hockey players and celebrities.

Tresor Paris have also created a jewellery line in aid of Children In Need. With 25% of each purchase going to the charity and all pieces ranging between £19-£29, you can be sure to do your bit while staying in style.

Be sure to catch the conga on Children In Need on BBC tonight, and check out the full Tresor Paris charity jewellery range.

I also have a mini clip on my Instagram!

I witnessed a world record being broken, jayj x.

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Friday, 1 November 2013

20% off at office - wish list.

 In celebration of Halloween, Office have done an amazing 20% off all full price items on their website. Naturally, I decided to rummage through the entire website and find some shoes to buy that I don't necessarily need. I managed to get it down to the final 6.

Decisions, decisions...

We all have until 5pm today to take advantage of the discount, so hurry and make sure you enter 'Treat' as the discount code at the checkout.
UPDATE: Office have kindly extended the offer until Sunday 3rd November, so we have even longer to spend all of our money on shoes.

Tick tock...

more shoes is always necessary, jayj x.

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Monday, 28 October 2013

quick nail post #10.

mattified and metallic.

rimmel london - camouflage chic (finished with essie - matte about you) / beauty uk - silver bronze

It is none other than #ManiMonday so I thought I'd show you what I've been sporting on my nails as of recently.

I've never been one to follow trends directly, so this fall for me is not about dark, vampy colours but more about textures. I am once again in love with matte finishes, especially on natural looking colours, and I think metallic nails compliment this very well.

Be sure to check out all of my other NOTDs
Are you into matte nails? Are metallics too much for this season?

au naturel, jayj x.

Monday, 7 October 2013

girls. - deborah lippmann nail collection.

I'm not one to watch too many series' on TV, but when I do, I get disgustingly engrossed in it and dedicated to it.

Like many people all over the world, when I first watched an episode of Girls, the entire time I was thinking 'what the hell am I watching?!', but this only made me want to watch it more...and now I love it! So when I discovered that a part of their official merchandise was a nail polish collection collaboration with Deborah Lippmann...three words: gotta have it.

Girls Deborah Lippmann Nail Polish set of 4 - Limited Edition - £30*

The set comes with four colours with each one representing one of the four main characters.

I love the bold difference between each of the colours, all showing a clear representation of the four characters. My favourite colours are Hannah's and Shoshanna's...and evidently they are my favourite characters on the show!

Be sure to check out the set and also take a look at all their other official merchandise.

What are your favourite colours/characters? Are you a fan of Girls?

'I don't want to freak you out, but I think I may be the voice of my generation' - Hannah
jayj x.

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Monday, 30 September 2013

my body shop experience.


I recently paid a visit to my local Body Shop as they were doing a special event evening. Members of the loyalty card got a discount on top of any current promotions in the store as well as a free gift. I am a huge fan of thier body butters and I am constantly stocking up when they have sales and promotions, but surprisingly enough, I didn't have a loyalty card.


As well as wanting to try out something from their new Honeymania collection, I was also on the hunt for some new skincare, so I took this opportunity to go into store and try my luck. 
I have to say, the girls in the store that day were AMAZING. I had three girls telling me about a whole range of different products; telling me about their experiences, explaining how they would benefit my skin and letting me test out the products. I didn't feel as though they were pushing me to buy products (which I hate!), but they were genuinely asking about that type of skin I had and what problems I had with my skin, then using this information to recommend products from different ranges within the store. 

I did end up signing up to the Love Your Body rewards card and getting a bunch of stuff so I thought I'd also do a little haul.

honeymania body butter - £13 £6.50 / tea tree night lotion - £9 / vitamin c microdermabrasion - £13 / tea tree facial wash - £5 free

And these were my free gifts:

chocomania body scrub - £12.50 free / vitamin e moisture mask - £12 free / vitamin c face spritz - £9 free

As this is my first time really using a lot of Body Shop skincare products, I'm very eager to try all of them and see what the results are.

Do you use Body Shop skincare? Would you recommend their products? How is your Body Shop experience?

the skincare junkie, jayj x.

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Monday, 23 September 2013

jewellery wish list - tresor paris.

Not too long ago, I was invited along to the VIP press preview for Tresor Paris' Nouvelle Collection where I was able to take a look at all the new jewellery pieces that the brand will be releasing for Winter/Spring 2014. It was an amazing evening packed with fellow bloggers, members of the press, charities and beautiful people.

Instead of doing a generic post with pictures from the event, I thought I'd take in all the shiny new pieces that I saw and create my own little wish list. Tresor Paris is evidently one of my favourite jewellery brands, so it comes as no surprise that there are heaps of things that I want...but just so this post isn't a million miles long, I forced myself to pick my ultimate favourites. 

rive multicolore bracelet / rive vert bracelet / spectrum bracelet / intime bleu bracelet / tendance violet bracelet / eclat rose ring / eclat argent ring / orbite violet earrings / bande rose bracelet

There are so many new colours and new variations of the classic style bracelets, and so many others to choose from, so be sure to check out the Tresor Paris website to see the full collection.

And just in case you did want to see pictures from the event, view them here on the TP Blog.

crystals are a girls best friend, jayj x.

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