Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Travelling essentials ✈


As promised, here is my guide to travel essentials, as I am getting ready to leave for Barcelona! As I am flying with
Ryanair and baggage prices are ridiculous, I decided just to go with 15kg because I didn't want to overload my case with stuff I really didn't need, and I thought a 10kg carry-on wouldn't be enough for a month's worth of clothes!! This isn't a very hefty post with lots of different kinds of creams and unnecessary things cramming up my case! I really managed to narrow 
down my toiletries to what I need the most, as I am going to be living with a family rather than my own place!
As for tips, I haven't got tips as such but rather little steps  like I to take to make sure I have everything I need!
As I am leaving tomorrow, and I always leave everything to the last minute, I decided to pack most of my clothes last week
so that I wouldn't have to be rushing trying to get things washed and ironed and s**t! So as for clothes there is nothing too out of the ordinary.

--> couple of pairs of denim cut-offs
--> three mini skirts
--> one black pencil skirt
--> tank tops
--> two playsuits
--> three dresses 
--> lots of daytime tshirts
--> four crop tops
--> three light cardigans
--> one pair of black skinnies
--> two pairs of sandals
--> Nike trainers for hikes
--> one pair of strappy heels
--> bikinis

My suitcase is from Pennies and it was a birthday present from the parentals! It was around €24, which is great for a medium sized suitcase as I will use it again for college in September & wherever my travels take me after that! Thrown into this case I have some Baby powder which I won't go anywhere without! 
This is just normal for me, and anyone who I have suggested to try it, swear by it now! At home, I use it after I get out of the shower just to get rid of that stickyness that a towel
won't get rid of. In Spain, it will be my lifesaver on really hot days to put under my arms and any area that sweats (sounds gross) because it will soften and dry any unwanted patches! Trust me it's my all-time holy grail product! Also got the new Simple For Baby wipes, as there are 80 in a pack for just €2 and they are much gentler than Johnson's baby wipes which are way 
too harsh on my face. Cosmo mag to keep me occupied for travelling and also to use to help the girls learn English in a fun way :)

This is my little toiletries bag, which is a gift bag that had lots of Soap & Glory products inside as a Christmas pressie! It is the perfect size to hold what I need.

#1 Ambre Solaire Sun Cream
I was unsure about what factor to go with as I am not sure how hot it is over in Barcelona. But it is known to be cooler than other areas such as Seville, where my friend Diane is for the summer and the heat is meant to be hella hot there!
So I think SPF20 is ookay for now!

#2 John Frieda Frizz Ease
Love this stuff. I have the thermal protect serem which is a really lightweight oil that doesn't make my hair too greasy too fast and leaves it super soft after blow-drying! And my hair will need a protectant from the sun and this worked
wonders in Spain last year! About €8 usually but I got this on offer in Tesco for like €4, YAY :)

#3 Herbal Essences Bee Strong Shampoo
I haven't tried this particular Shampoo but I have seen the ad with Nicole Shcherzinger and yes I want hair like hers haha. It was also on offer for half price so I thought I would try it out, as I like to switch up the shampoo I use regularly. Have any of you tried this one yet?? Smells delish!

#4 Other random bits
Tootpaste, loofa, shower gel, yadda yadda you know what that stuff does!!

I use this Palmer's Cocoa Butter moisturiser at the mo because I wanted something a little richer for my skin as I have some dry spots on my arms and this stuff is amazing for making my skin so smooth. I don't use it everynight as I don't feel like I need to because the moisture lasts days. Smells so good too. Usually around €9 in Boots but Penney's now also stock this for much cheaper!

Bit of an odd product to be carrying with me going out into the Sun (duh), but I will use this tonight so I will have a light tan going over because I don't want to be completely pasty white for the first week! This lasts a couple of days even after showering and can be reapplied without getting cakey or smudged! €17 in most Boots stores, but luckily I got this on offer for €9.99 in my local chemist, score!

 I bought this body spray in the Hollister store in Chicago last year. It is a lovely mix of fruity & flowery and the perfect summer smell as it is not a perfume and can be just spritzed all over. £12.

These products should keep me going til I come home, with possibly some stuff lefover to bring home, because I hate waste so I keep everything until the last drop is gone! Hope you guys liked this post, and let me know in the comments what your travelling essentials are and what products I should be trying, as I need a new face moisturiser but nothing so far seems to work perfect for me.
As I am travelling to Barca tomorrow, its Adios for now! Hopefully I will get the chance to put up some blogposts at the weekend when I have settled in and begun my exploring! My boyfriend is actually in Barcelona right now, and sent me this beautiful picture from where he visited Lleida last week. So pretty 

Hasta luego chicas y muchas gracias por vuesto apoyo!

Jennifer x

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Tumblr is Toxic


Hey Y'all!
So by now most of you may have seen or heard about the article on 'Toxic' Rihanna, featured in the Daily Mail by none other than 
sourpuss Liz Jones. I have yet to read a positive, stimulating article written by this journalist that makes me
wanna get up and do something for the better.  
I think we could benefit from a fresh set of creative and inspiring views because in fairness, there is enough bad news circulating these days without having journalists, with very sloppy phrasing, suggesting that overrated celebs like Rihanna should come with a "government health warning". I mean, come on? For real woman get a grip!! Not a major fan of Rihanna tbf, but there are worse problems out there lady! I understand and appreciate the point Jones was trying to make about role models, but should have stayed within reason. She is a real person with real feelings and this article went a bit too far with the public slandering, so she got as good as she gave! Should we instead be teaching the youth to publicly humiliate those who are different to us? I think not?
Each to their own I say! 

So when I was deciding what to write about today, I figured that I should stay in tune with this 'Toxic' mayhem and get all wordy like Ms Jones and her gripping headline, "Poisonous Pop Princess" (so cringe!!), and name this blogpost Toxic Tumblr Tuesday. Huraaahhh! I am ridiculously addicted to tumblr, as you all probably know by now! And instead of just linking you my tumblr blog, as not everyone has a tumblr or even knows what it is, I decided to choose some of the pictures from my blog and share them on here so you guys can have a better insight into my style tastes and some of my more outlandish preferences
when it comes to fashion! Hope you guys like these pics
and maybe create your own tumblr! It is a brilliant way to see people's photography and art and it is no means just a
'hipster' social network but a place for people to express
their individuality in pictures!


I follow over 200 blogs on tumblr and I try to update my own blog everyday or at least every two days because if you lose interest in it, people lose interest in your blog & unfollow you! Harsh I know haha, but I tend to do the same if I see someone hasn't reblogged in like two weeks! Here are my top 10 favourite blogs to reblog :)

Go create a tumblr page if you already haven't, or send me your links in the comments I am always looking for new tumblr blogs to follow! & Cheers for stopping by! 

Jennifer x

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Monday, 24 June 2013

All White Errything


White is just the perfect Summer colour.
Before now, I refused to wear white as most white tops, dresses and the like are very sheer, and I am not a fan of showing my bra off to the general public when its not necessary! Also, I really don't like when white clothes go that off-white/dirty white as it looks like you haven't washed it in months. When wearing white, one thing I have to make sure is that it is crisp white, and I think it looks fab and adds the same pop as a bright coloured tee would to an otherwise plain outfit!

Going even further the, I am loving the all-white trend at the mo, which featured in the my KTZ catwalk collection blogpost. All white can look stunning with a summer tan which I hope to get ASAP when I get top Barca this week! 3 DAYS!! But I do think that texture and design is important when carrying off the all white trend as just plain white cotton or denim can be a bit
boring and lacks character. This post will hopefully show you how I intend to wear this trend this summer
and how to make it your own! Starting off with this stunning Crochet knitted dress that I bought just today in H&M so it is in stores now and such a steal at €30! Hope you like!

This dress can be got online from here and it will be my go-to dress for any occasion during my stay in Barca, nights out, shopping, beach trips, and I may just wear it to the airport as it comes to just over my knees and is a perfect flowing fit which will be super comfy to wear on the journey! I also bought these pieces of silver jewellery in H&M because white with tonnes of silver jewellery is a match made in heaven, and throw in a splash of turquoise and it is the perfect hippie chic outfit!

Nastygal have such an amazing selection of white dresses right now I just had to show some of my faves! Unfortunately, the amazingness also comes with a hefty price
tag as always with NG, but they are so pretty to look at and there are sometimes cheaper versions in high street shops like H&M like my crochet one here, so Nastygal is great for getting styling tips as well as having such great pieces!

I went shopping with my brother today in the hopes of just grabbing some sandals for Spain and to watch Monsters University, which totally didn't go to plan as it hasn't came out in our cinema yet aghhhh! So mad, but anyways my mood was lifted when I found out today was the first days of the sales and there was some gorgeous pieces on sale that I was just eyeing up last week! But as I am saving for Spain I
only bought the dress and some black sandals and the jewellery, but I want to share some of the stuff I saw today with you guys and hopefully some of this stuff will also be in your nearest stores! :) ASOS have also started their summer sale so I have also included lotsa good stuff from there as always!!

White  Mesh insert top//ASOS//was €37 now €21

Oversized White Blazer//ZARA//was €79.95 now €59.99
White Clutch//ZARA//was €69.95 now €59.99

Pinafore//Boohoo//was €22 now €16

Oversized White Jumper//Boohoo//was €28 now €22

Also found these insane Gladiator sandals in the online Zara sale and so pissed off that they weren't in store today! And below is a gorgeous evil eye necklace from Fashionology that I found on ASOS, which is news to me because I love Fashionoligy and didn't know they sold their stuff on ASOS, delighted!! Both of these items would go perfect with an all white outfit for the summer time, really hope I get my hands on these sandals in Spain because that is the home of ZARA afterall!! 
Sandals//ZARA//were €69.95 now €39.99

Evil eye necklace//ASOS//was €34.46 now €19.88

Thank you guys for all your support of this blog (especially my number one fan Momma Bear ;), and I 
hope you are liking these posts, please let me know below what you would like to see on here and if you found any steals in the June sales! As per usual, I get most of my inspiration
on tumblr from so many different fashion and style blogs I have too many favourites to name! So I am gonna leave you with some pics that inspired me to try out the all white trend!
Much loveeee :)

Until tomorrow 

Jennifer x

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