Friday, 30 May 2014

What's New In Jess' . . . Closet? | Primark Aviator Sunglasses



Hi guys!

Little old me took a trip to Primark (well not on purpose!) and I bought a couple of things, these amazing sunglasses were one of the things.
I was going to put everything all in one post but I took some pictures and I didn't really like them #bloggerproblems! Also, I wasn't sure if I was going to keep them as they were impulse buys *slaps wrists*

If you saw my April Lust List, I mentioned that I had me eye on a pair of amazing sunglasses. I was obsessing over the Indie Dapper Hipster Flat Top Vintage Aviator Sunglasses from Zero UV, they were $10.95 which converted to pounds is £6.54, bargain for a pair of beautiful sunglasses.

Well, knowing me, I always want to get something cheaper and instantly. Ordering things online especially from abroad can aggravate me because there's always a problem and I didn't want to take that risk.
So when I took a trip to Primark and saw these sunnies just sitting among the others and picked them up without hestitation, I hadn't even looked at price until I put them on the till. 
I knew they couldn't be any more than £3 anyway and I was right, they were an amazing £2, bargain or what?

I can't wait to wear them this Summer, they're so chic! I wish they had them with gold accents but when I saw them, I needed them in my life. When I go back to Primark, I'm going to keep a look out for a gold accent pair because Primark constantly rotate their stock.

If you haven't been to Primark this Spring (I'm sure you all have!), I really suggest you do, they have some gorgeous pieces in. I wanted to buy so many things but I wasn't really prepared for a huge shop so next time I go in, I'm going to be more than prepared to tackle the streams of people and carry a few heavy bags home!

Have any of you been to Primark lately? What did you pick up? Feel free to leave links for me to check out your hauls!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn xo


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Thursday, 29 May 2014

Throwback Thursday | Paco Rabanne S/S12



Hey everyone!

The week's nearly finished, boo for me, I'm on a half term break and I'm dreading going back to college, I have so much work to do. *cries*
Oh, apologies for missing last week's Throwback post (if you were looking forward to it, that is haha)!

This week, I have a throwback that is very close to my heart, I researched this collection like crazy for a college project, being very inspired by it.

All I can say about this collection is chainmail and metallic.
It's amazing!

The fact that someone cut up these pieces and put them all together is crazy, the garments fit the body like a glove. I'm guessing the skin must've been pinched a few times!

When you look at a collection that is full off metallic this and that, you can be put off quite quickly but when you look past that, the detailing is what makes the collection.

Definitely going to be referring to this collection any chance I can.
What do you guys think?

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn x



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Wednesday, 28 May 2014

NEW NAILS | On Trend with Powder Blue





6 weeks later.



Hiya!

Nothing better than fresh nails and fresh hair! You feel so good afterwards, just the feeling of being pampered and not having to do anything for that hour and a half is so relaxing and freeing.

I went in midday, I love my nail shop, I love the fact that you don't have to book an appointment and even when it's busy in there, you never wait longer than 15 minutes to be seen.

I'd say the whole process was complete in an hour and 20-25 minutes. If I didn't spend nearly a third of the time under the dryer (any excuse to sit and relax!) I would've been out in an hour.

For this set of nails, I opted for a powder blue colour. Pastels are my number 1 love at the minute (actually second, food's my first). They are just beautiful colours and very girly ones too.
Well, instead of doing lilac (saving that for my next trip!), I went for the blue. 
The nail artist couldn't help but laugh when I explained the design I wanted. I was telling her what I wanted on each finger and she stopped me halfway and said, "Just tell me as I do each finger!", haha I felt so bad and so particular (if that's the right word, probably not).

The design I went for was, one finger with a leopard print, one with stripes, one with a two third tip, one normal one and one matte. I think that's all five? *counts*

I must say this is probably my favourite set of nails because I did every nail differently. I did it mainly because I didn't want to get bored of nails so quickly like the last. The last set lasted (last, last, too many lasts) 6 weeks, the left thumb cracked 2 days before going to the nail shop but it was a minor!

I can't wait to go back, I have my next 2 trips planned, so excited!

What do you guys think of my nails? You like or no like? Haha! You can compare to my last set, click here to see them!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn x

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Tuesday, 27 May 2014

5 Random Facts About Me


Hey guys,

I always love knowing facts about bloggers/youtubers so I thought why not do a little facts post today.
As the title says, my facts are completely random so don't expect no cohesion haha

Enjoy!


1. My name is actually pronounced 'JeZZlyn' but everyone sees it as 'JeSSlyn' and says it like that and I don't bother to correct them because it's just long. When I start uni, I hope I can get most people pronouncing my name correctly.

2. I am the eldest child of 6 and was the only child for 2 years. I honestly wish I could remember those amazing 2 years of being an only child. Apparently, I was a terror and didn't sit still, powder and Vaseline were my best buds.

3. I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer from the age of 8. I remember people asking me what I wanted to go into when I'm older and always said 'I want to be a fashion designer' with no hesitation. 'Til this day, I still want to pursue a career in fashion design, it's become so real now that I'm off to uni this September to study a BA in Fashion Design. I'm glad my family support whatever I do in building my future.

4. I have a really (really) fast metabolism. A couple years ago, I would eat every hour just because I could and my body would let me. I don't really gain weight, there's pros and cons to that however, I'm grateful that I don't have to keep an eye on my weight.
Nowadays, I don't eat as much when I'm out but when I'm at home, the kitchen's mine. I do understand that, because I'm naturally slim doesn't mean I don't have to look after my insides!

5. I want to travel the world. My mum always freaks out at the idea of me travelling by myself but she knows I've got to grow up. I plan to take a sandwich year during uni and start my travels by doing a placement in New York and then Paris/Italy if possible. As soon as I graduate, I'm gonna be the airport's best friend!



And because we're talking about facts here, let me tell you all one special fact.
 I've reached 400 followers!

I'm so happy that 400 amazing people take the time to read and follow my blog. Everyone starts with 0 and after a year and a half, I'm so grateful that my blog has grown so much in such a short space of time.

I haven't even started yet, I feel like I still have so much to accomplish being only 17 but to have 400 people already behind me and supporting me is such a blessing!
I can't wait to introduce new things onto my blog and into my life and to share them with you all is an amazing thing, I really appreciate the love you all show to me and my blog.

Thank you everyone and once again, thanks for reading!

Jesslyn xo

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Monday, 26 May 2014

Argan Oil Hair Treatment



Hi guys, 

If you have been reading my blog for a while, you would've seen the post I put  up about 'How I care for texturised hair', I had quite a few people email and tweet me about how helpful it was. If you haven't read it, definitely have a look because it could help you out, especially if you have texturised/natural hair.

That post went down quite well and people were very interested in what I was using in my hair so I thought I would do more in-depth reviews on the products I use.

So first up is this argan oil. I remember my mum buying it for me and I was so excited to try it out, she also bought a heat defense spray from the same brand (review later).

I washed my hair that day so I could try it out, my mum couldn't understand why I was so happy, I couldn't either. I think deep down, I really wanted a hair product that would revive my hair.

I washed my hair like usual and when I had put in my leave in conditioner, I put the oil only onto my ends and then I put in my heat defense and blow dried like normal. I noticed my hair was very soft, only a little softer than usual.
I straightened my hair like I usually do and then I applied the oil lightly to the whole head.

I must say I am a bit apprehensive about using oily things in my hair because I hate oil products that make my hair limp and disgustingly greasy. This oil was quite light and not greasy, it added that shine it needed and that softness too.

I applied it every 3 or 4 days, depending on how my hair felt when combing it. I'd say it is one of my favourite hair oils after my trusty Black Castor Oil.

It's perfect for those that suffer from dull looking hair and need that extra healthiness.
I'd definitely repurchase (or make my mum buy me another haha), it's a great product and it's got all the bits and bobs I look for in a hair product.

Let me know if you've tried or will try this product, it's definitely a little gem in the midst of all the other hair oils.

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn x

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Saturday, 24 May 2014

Mid May Lust List



Hey!

Well, I know the title says 'Mid May' but were drawing near to the end of it however I need to do a pre-lust list before the month was out. 
There's so many things I want right now that it was worth doing 2 lust lists in the space of a 1 week and a half.

I personally feel like my style is changing and I feel like I'm incorporating more staples into more wardrobe, I'm starting to love black, white and grey clothing. I've gone off colour which I would say is quite annoying because Summer's coming up and I want to wear colour but I'm just not feeling it. Simple jewellery is another thing, not big on statement necklaces, just hand me a barely there!

 I've got on my eye on so many things that are calf length, I feel that length is really flattering and I really want to purchase some pieces that are that length or make something that length!

Lilac is my favourite colour so when I saw the leather backpack, I fell in love and then fell back out when I saw the price haha!

Ripped jeans are the craze at the moment and I've been sucked in, I saw this pair on Topshop and they look amazing, I can't decide if I should buy a pair or stop being lazy and do a DIY(?)

Shoes are always on the lust list, what girl doesn't love shoes? Heels and trainers are my weakness, I'd happily give up my favourite jacket for a pair of new shoes. Love them!

I haven't been proper shopping in so long, just online orders every now and then but I really want to go shopping just got to find time!

Where are the best places to go shopping right now? What stores are doing it right now?
Let me know!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn x

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Thursday, 22 May 2014

OOTD | Summertime Fine




Dress Primark | Jacket New Look | Shoes Nike Blazers | Watch eBay

Hey everyone, 

I know today's Thursday and a throwback post is supposed to be up instead. 
Today was such a hectic day, our Spring fashion show at college went ahead and I got back around an hour ago and I'm exhausted.

This was yesterday's outfit, it was quite warm so I opted for a dress which I hardly ever do because it means, well greased and smooth legs. Effort upon effort.

I played it safe just in case it got cold or started raining (typical British weather!) but luckily it didn't.

I quite like this outfit, it's different to watch I usually wear, I'm a jeans/hoodie girl so this outfit did switch up the game a little.
I think I even instagrammed before I left in the morning haha sunshine going to my head!

I'll hopefully try and get back into a good blogging routine, half term is always great for that!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn xo

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Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Simple Rings



Hi guys!

Excuse the fact that my nails need to be done. Hmm yeah.
But I just wanted to quickly share my love for rings!

Now not just any old rings but simple ones. 
I feel that simple rings are statements in itself, I love how you can stack them up and not look like you're wearing too many.
I love how they can make your whole look go up a level or make you look like you've made an effort even when you haven't.

I've had a huge love for silver jewellery for the longest time but gold and rose gold have taken over.

I wear silver rings if I don't want my rings to be the focus, I think they are the most simple looking.
Gold is for those days you're feeling confident and edgy, I always love wacking on as many gold rings as I can in the morning.

What is your favourite type of jewellery guys? And what do you prefer, gold, rose gold or silver?
Would love to know your opinions!

Thanks for reading, 
Jess xo

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Sunday, 18 May 2014

What's New In Jess' . . . Closet | eBay Watch


Hello everyone!

Got something new, oh yeah! 
I love me some eBay and I always get amazing bargains on there. Black and gold is one of my favourite combinations so I was on the hunt for a simple watch with that combo.

When on eBay, you must find what you're looking for and extra! I found this watch for £1.37, no one can tell me it was a waste of money (Mum.) The seller was selling them in 3 different colours; black, white and brown, I obviously went for the black.

Lucky for those that do want to go ahead and buy it, the seller relisted the item and it has gone down by a penny haha!
It arrived fairly quick considering it came all the way from great China, Shenzhen to be exact.
I love it, it's so simple and it's great for stacking up with bracelets and all that.

If you do want to buy it, here's the link but I can't be held responsible if you get addicted to eBay haha

Thanks for reading,
Jess

Friday, 16 May 2014

The Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Hey guys!

I was nominated by Angi from Two Different Worlds for The Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Her reason for nominating me was because I seem like a lovely person. That's such a nice thing to say about someone you've never met and I'm truly grateful for being nominated for this award.

The Rules: 
1) Thank and link the awesome person who nominated you
2) List the rules and display the award
3) Share 7 things/facts about yourself
4) Nominate 15 other amazing blogs and comment on their blogs to let them know you have nominated them and provide a link to your post
5) Optional. Proudly display the award logo anywhere on your blog e.g. side bar and follow the person who nominated you


7 Facts About Me!

1) I love ketchup, like lurveeeee!
2) I have a phobia of mice/rats, put a spider on my head any day.
3) Energy drinks are my favourite drink.
4) I cry every time I need to have an injection or have blood taken (hate needles!)
5) I have 3 brothers and 2 sisters and over 50 cousins!
6) I'm 5ft3 but I never shop in the petite section, I should though.
7) My birthday's in July! Little Cancerian over here!


The 15 bloggers I nominate are:



So thanks again to Angi for nominating me, I really, really appreciate it. It's so nice to know that I inspire others through my blog. I never thought I'd have those readers/followers that read my blog daily and leave amazing comments. I'm so thankful that everyone's so supportive of me and my blog.
My blog is my outlet and I use it to inform and inspire and I'm glad I am achieving that. So keep on reading guys because there's load more to come!

Thanks again,
Jesslyn

Throwback Thursday | BCBG Max Azria A/W14


Hey guys, 

Apologies for my Throwback Thursday post going up on a Friday night, my internet was doing all kinds yesterday so instead of getting frustrated, I left it for today!

My fashion week throwbacks is something I love to do. I love looking back at those amazing collections and just remembering how much I was in awe of most of the collections.

This week's throwback is BCBG Max Azria from the A/W14 season.
After David Koma's (my favourite designer) collection, this was definitely one of the best collections for me. 

The mix of fabrics was a plus for me, the fur and the leather made me fall in love with this collection.
I'm a sucker for quite a dull and muted colour palette and this collections is all about those dull tones.

I really loved this collection, I wish I was rich because half of these pieces would be in wardrobe. 
Depressing haha!

What was your favourite from A/W14?

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn x

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

What's New In Jess' . . . Make Up Drawers? | Urban Decay Naked Basics DUPE



Hiya!

You must've clicked to read this post because it said 'Urban Decay' or because it says 'dupe'!
I read Becca's blog from Fashion Train and saw she managed to snap up an UD palette dupe for under £5 so straight away, I virtually sprinted onto the Tmart  website and ordered the Basics palette.

You'll be in even more shock when I tell you I paid £1.83! I didn't even pay £2, now that's a serious bargain!
I was super pleased when it arrived in the post, in amazing condition and looking exactly the original.
I swatched them and will show them in a review/eyeshadow look later on but I'll tell you now, never doubt a cheap dupe.
They can be the best gems about!

What bargains have you come across recently? I'd love to know.

Thanks for reading!
Jesslyn x

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

My First Collection | Sneak Peek







Hi everybody!

Some of you may or may not that I'm a fashion student, I do say it quite a lot on here! I love everything about fashion and I'm striving to become a fashion designer. 

So before I get too deep into what I want to become, let me carry on with the post.
As the final part of my 2 year college course we have to put together a 4 outfit collection for our college fashion show.

My collection is based on androgyny/tomboys but girly ones, it's hard to explain. Me but in collection form haha
I wanted jackets/coats to be the main feature in my collection, consisting of 3 jackets and 1 dress coat.
My favourite colour is lilac so I wanted that to be the only colour I use along with black and white.
I wanted to have a mint green lining so I'd have a contrast lining, you never know, it may be my signature lining colour.

I've completed all my patterns so I'm pretty much ready to buy my fabric, cut out and sew!

I'm so excited because this is my first collection and the first time I get to show what I can do and what I'm all about. Ahhh!

As I progress more into making my collection, I'll definitely update you guys!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn x

Sunday, 11 May 2014

Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick | Review





Rimmel Moisture Renew Lipstick 470 Glam Plum Fulham

Hey guys,

Got a review for you all today. I was gifted this amazing lipstick by my best friend for Christmas. I wore it quite a bit throughout Winter but I never got a chance to review it.

First of all, I love the packaging without the lid, I think the lid makes it look slightly childish but the lovely silver inside makes up for it.

I love the shade, it compliments my skin tone, it's not red and it's not pink, it's perfectly balanced.
I usually wear this lipstick with a daytime smokey eye or a pink toned smokey eye. 

The texture and the application of the lipstick is amazing, it just glides onto the lips (if well moisturised beforehand) and it sits on the lips like Vaseline, it's adds so much moisture to my lips.

I wouldn't say this lipstick lasts too long and I think it's down to the 'Vaseline' characteristics of it. When you rub your lips together, it rubs off after a while and I have a bad habit of rubbing my lips together when they're well moisturised.
I do wear a lipliner underneath it to help it last longer and it does work.
It's very pigmented and the colour stands out with or without a lipliner.

I'd recommend this lipstick if you're looking for a moisturising lipstick, I wouldn't really recommend it if you're looking for a long lasting lipstick.

So that's my review of Rimmel's Moisture Renew Lipstick, if you've tried it, I'd love to know your opinions!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn xo

Friday, 9 May 2014

What's New In Jess' . . . Closet! | feat. LOVE


Hello!

Got some new pieces to show you all today. I love LOVE, they never fail to produce amazing clothing at good prices. As always, I head straight for the sale because that's where the best pieces are!

I wanted some Summer dresses that could be worn casually or be dressed up.
I found these!





Just your bog standard LBD, it's jersey so it's so easy to wear casually. Definitely a 'walk in the park' kinda dress. I love the straps and the mesh overlay. I also like the fact I can throw on a nice cardigan and some court shoes and wear it for an evening out.





This is one definitely more dressy I would say, it can be dressed down with a pair of trainers and a light jacket. It has lining in the skirt that makes it fuller which I love, feel so girly wearing it. Love the fact that it's a halter neck, definitely compliments my neck and shoulders.
Can't wait to wear it!

So that's what's new in my closet, I've got to go and invest in some strapless, backless bras now. Oh the joy!

Have you all been on the hunt for Summer dresses?
Share your love for shopping haha and thanks for reading!

Jesslyn x

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Throwback Thursday | Alexander Wang S/S 13


Hiya!

I'm on a roll this week with the blog, I've got so many ideas buzzing around in my head, what better place than the blog to share it?
I thought I'd start a new series which is a throwback thursday - fashion week edition. I'll be going back in time and carefully selecting (picking the faves) the best collections from back then.

To kick it off, I'm sharing with a collection I've fallen in with quite recently actually.
It's Alexander Wang's Spring/Summer from 2013.

The first thing I noticed were the cutouts! They are amazing, every single cutout is thought out and adds that edge to each outfit.
The colour palette consists of black, white, silver and nude. My kind of palette but minus lilac.

I love how the collection varies with jackets being the focus garment to simplistic dresses being the focus. Even though there's so many garments for different styles, the collection is still cohesive.

Check out Vogue for the full collection, it's truly an amazing collection!
What's your opinions guys?

Thanks for reading!

Jesslyn xo




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Wednesday, 7 May 2014

OOTD | Black & Navy




Hoodie Adidas | Jeans Primark | Bomber Jacket H&M | Trainers Sports Direct | Watch eBay

Hi guys,

It's been a while since I've done a OOTD, I can't wait for Summer (and for my sister to be more helpful) so I can take more outdoor OOTD's. I'm so looking forward to Summer however British weather doesn't stick to seasons, rains when it likes, snows when it likes and then we get the occasional heatwaves (I wish!)

With this outfit, I kept it casual like I usually do but I rekindled my love for my quilted H&M bomber jacket.

 I bought it last Spring and I loved it, the fit, the colour, the bright orange lining and the fact that it was quilted.
When A/W hit, it was just too cold to wear it, even layered up so it's been sitting in my wardrobe ever since. I threw on my aviator jacket first but I wasn't feeling it today so thinking about what I could replace it with, I scanned the wardrobe and voila!

Even though I'm wearing dark colours, I think I look quite Spring-y, I think it's my hair and that fact that I'm not wearing a coat!

Hope everyone's well, I'll try and do more OOTD's, I like showing you guys my outfits.
Thanks for reading!

Jesslyn  x



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Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Met Gala 2014 | Best Make Up

Last hello!

No fashion event coverage would be complete without acknowledge the amazing make up looks.
These were my favourites!

Suki Waterhouse

Nicole Richie

Beyonce

Rihanna

Amber Heard

Rosie Huntington Whiteley

Rita Ora

Cara Delevingne


So that's my Met Gala 2014 coverage, I'd love to know your opinions on the best and worst dressers of the night.

Be sure to check out my Best Dressed and Worst Dressed list!

Thanks for reading,
Jesslyn

Met Gala 2014 | Worst Dressed


Hey again,

Part 2 of my Met Gala coverage. There's always that group of bad dressers at an event, whether or not your famous. 

This is my idea of bad dressers, I just don't understand why!



Alexa Chung in a Nina Ricci dress 


Lupita Nyong’o in a Prada dress


Shailene Woodley in a Rodarte dress


Chloë Moretz in a Chanel dress


Leighton Meester in an Emilio Pucci dress


Donatella Versace


Kendall Jenner in a Topshop dress


Lea Michele in an Altuzarra dress


Solange Knowles in a Phillip Lim dress


Rita Ora in a Donna Karan Atelier dress

That's FashionSquash's Met Gala's Worst Dressed list!

Thanks for reading and check out my Best Dressed and Best Make Up list!

Jesslyn x
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