The life of a 20-something year old; Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blogger.

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Fashion | Mint blue...

Back when the UK actually had a summer I shot this look; so simple, casual and comfortable.
As Charlotte Fisher put it, it was one of those posts which stays in drafts because I felt like the pictures were not worthy of sharing... but I decided the skirt was just too amazing not to.
I absolutely love the style of the skirt, it is from Pretty Little Thing and is now in the sale in a gorgeous camel colour, perfect for autumn. I am tempted to go and buy myself another one!
If you haven't shopped in Pretty Little Thing before then the clothes are true to size and are such a good quality for how cheap they are! I couldn't really believe it... See my haul here.
The jelly shoes are also in the sale, so now would be a great time to get the ready for next summer because lets face it, jelly shoes will always rock.

Vest - Primark
Skirt - c/o Pretty Little Thing
Jelly shoes - c/o Pretty Little Thing
Jacket - old
Photographer - Oliver Bowers
Jess x


Saturday, 22 August 2015

Review | Rimmel lips & brows

Todays post is a Rimmel lips & brows review... The Hut Group & Look Fantastic very kindly sent me some Rimmel products to try out which I have never tried before...

The first is this Brow This Way Kit & in two words... HUGE fan.

I love brow kits as much as the next girl and this little kit is perfect. It is so tiny, it will fit in basically any bag. The addition of the brush is great and not in any of the kits I previously had, the fact that it is so small makes it so much easier to brush your brows into the shape that you really want.

The colour is perfect for me and the application is so easy. You have the wet side with the hard end of the brush to get your outline and then the soft end of brush with the powder for filling in the brow and blending. I couldn't really want anymore from a brow kit.

Next, Rimmel Lasting Finish Lipstick in Pink Blush.

I love this lip colour - it is subtle but looks fabulous. It goes on with ease and feels really moisturising as well (the top colour below). For a bargain price I think I'll go check out some of their other lip colours.

Finally, the Rimmel Lip lacquer in Nova.

I don't often use lip glosses so this is a little different to me. I was so surprised at how deep the colour is. I don't know about you guys but I usually find lip glosses do little, except add shine and make my hair stick to my lips, but the colour on this is beautiful and so pigmented.

What Rimmel products do you like?

Jess x


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Review | St.Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion

I managed to get my hands on a tester of the St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion!

Firstly, I have to say that if you're looking for a real instant tan, this is not the product for you (if the name of the product didn't give that away).

I am a sucker for an instant tan type product as mentioned here on my guide to fake tanning. However, I have used every tanning product under the sun and as far as gradual tans go, this product is amazing! I have gone out and brought the full size product already.

It is so easy to use and you really couldn't get the application wrong as it is gradual. I have to say standing around naked for three minutes in the shower was a bit awkward... but you get over it; have a little dance and do some positive thinking/reflecting and it soon goes.

All you do is turn the shower off and rub the tan in then wash off after three minutes, could it be simpler.

Tip: if I am washing my hair, I put a hair mask on for the three minutes as well. The most pampered shower ever.

After even one use I could already see a difference (I had scrubbed my previous tan all off and was looking rather pale!)


This is definitely going to revolutionise tanning. Who doesn't love in shower products, making the process so much faster for those of us who have busy lifestyles, or are maybe just lazy... (I also love the Nivea in shower moisturiser but this will be another review).

Have you tried St Tropez Gradual Tan In Shower Lotion yet?

Jess x


Saturday, 8 August 2015

Fashion | Dunagrees...

This was my go to strawberry picking outfit (although we never made it to the farm in time) buuut it will work for many other occasions. I love the dungarees style, especially because trainers and flats work so well with them, giving the outfit an A for comfort!

I got this baby in the Topshop sale for only £15! I simply couldn't leave it behind... A little crop top for the warm summy days or a jumper for the colder nights - an A for flexibility as well.

The lighting is so harsh in these photographs but I had to take a couple pictures to show you this bargain ASAP... the dungarees is cream teamed with a very light pink crop top, pumps and pearl hairband. I just think cream and baby pink colours work so well together.

Dunagrees // Topshop // here
Bralet // Missguided // Similar here
Shoes // Old // Similar here
Hair tye // Primark
Photographer - Olly Bowers

Jess x


Wednesday, 5 August 2015

Review | Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water

My new favourite beauty product; Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water


I got this for my birthday and it is definitely a product I will keep buying and recommend to everyone (if you couldn't already tell from my latest YouTube video).

This water takes away any impurities with no harmful chemicals and so is gentle on the skin. It is so easy and you barely need any product each use, making it worth the price as well!

Even when I think that my makeup remover and face wipes has taken off all my makeup, this product proves that it hasn't!

For those of you who don't use cleansers, you don't need to have been wearing make up to use them, your skin can pick up dirt just sitting indoors - as this product has proven!

I don't know about you, but I really don't like the cleansers that you have to put on and then wash off, sometimes that feels like too much effort when all I want to do is get in bed and so I would skip using anything other than an ordinary face wipe.

However, this product you apply on a cotton pad and then just wipe and throw away and get in bed! Super fast and super effective.

I couldn't want anything more from a cleanser and I recommend everyone has this product!

This is not a product advertisement, this is just me saying it has worked wonders for me and think it is worth a shot for everyone! I would even say this product would be good for men to use because I bet half of you guys use zero product on your face to help keep it looking healthy!

Let me know if you have used Garnier Cleansing Micellar Water before too.

Jess x


Sunday, 2 August 2015

Video | What got for my 23rd birthday

Another video this weekend to make up for my lack of blogging the past two weeks... thanks for being patient everyone, I love you all.

What I got for my birthday - as requested; link to YouTube here

I hope you enjoy it!

Jess x

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