Saturday, 20 November 2010


Sorry for the lack of posts - it was my last day at work on Wednesday ... finally!! Felt so good to have a lie in Thursday morning!! So I'm off on my travels again and I leave tomorrow! Exciting but I havent even packed yet theres 1001 things to do :( I hate packing!!!

New Zealand / Australia this time for a few months! I really can't wait I really hope I will make the best of my time out there :) Aww I think my little puppy knows he's been wanting attention all the time and now sat on my lap ... cute I'm gonna miss him heaps.

Anyone from / been to NZ - any tips / places i must go??


Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Country Barn

Thought I'd share some pictures of the lovely barn/cottage we stayed at last week!

Entrance/outdoor space


Top landing

So cute

New found hobby (actually won 6/6 games - must be beginners luck haha!)

Amazing main bedroom

Amazing main en-suite with the biggest bath & shower ever! We had fun times in there!

Amazing views all around

Had such an amazing time away from civilisation - long walks, tea, board games, reading, cooking ... it feels odd coming back to reality & seeing other human beings!! I want to stay there forever!! It's also a working dairy farm so I got to milk cows! Was so much fun, also saw baby cows, so cuteeee!

If you'd like to have a country retreat to get away from stress and have some peace & quiet, this really is the best place to be! In the middle of nowhere but yet within reach of fun things to do ie Exmoor, Dartmoor, Coastal Paths ... let me know if you're interested I can forward you details! We only paid £300 for a WHOLE week (sleeps up to 4 people & pets welcomed).

I really miss the fresh air, long walks and just total relaxation, no rush for anything! Ahh take me back there NOW!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Current favourite perfume

The lovely Rose 4 Reines from L'occitane ♥ With just one spray you can smell it throughout the day! Love the smell! Got this from Bicester Village for only £8!

Also purchased the Limited Edition Wild Cherry Tree - it smells lovely as well. Still in its packaging!

What is your current favourite perfume? Have you ever tried any fragrances from L'occitane?


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Country retreat

If you're reading this, it means scheduled post is working! Yay! This is a sneak peek of the lovely country house we're at ♥ will put more pictures up when I return. Hope all you girlies are well I miss reading all your blogs!

Have a lovely Tuesday


Thursday, 4 November 2010

Secret agent?

Socks are turning out to be a great hit this season - although Japan has had this look for like ever! I've always been slightly dubious in trying this look even though I've stocked up enough pairs from tutuanna, the best sock shop EVER in Japan! Few weeks ago when the weather started turning cold, I braved the look and this is the result:

I had a little knit dress with black socks (River Island) and with the coat, I looked a little like a spy or a secret agent especially paired with massive shades ha ha! I did really like the knee high socks but I think it's quite easy to look too sexy /sultry so will have to balance that! I have to say I much prefer over the knees than under the knees socks! I'm quite looking forward to trying them with not just mini dresses but shorts and mini skirts too :)

One more look I've yet to brave is the ankle socks & shoes look especially with peep toes! Have you tried it?

What do you think of knee high socks? Will you be trying it out this season?


Tuesday, 2 November 2010


Bit late, but I thought I'd share some Halloween pictures from the past! I didn't do anything actually this Halloween - sad as I love Halloween!

Back in 2006 (ohmylife!) as a vampiress with spider in hair

Again in 2006 as a doll with a naked barbie with tangled hair found in a charity shop lol

Close up of Barbie's butt

2007 #1 - yeah it is really me

2007 #2 - bedsheet as outfit

2007 #3 - mohawk to school with our favourite security guy in Japan <3 and yes we went to school like this and had a fun day scaring Japanese students hahah good times!

Personally I'm not one who dress up to look pretty on Halloween - you can dress up to look pretty all the time!! Halloween is one occasion where you can go crazy & wacky & be creative!

Sorry the pictures are all weird & cut up & my poor attempt at paint :( ... however, good news - giveaway will be up soon so keep checking back!!!


Monday, 1 November 2010

Christmas shopping

Yay Christmas is almost here!! I am so excited about all the fun Christmas gift, even more excited to think they will all be half price in the sales woop woop woop! I rarely go into BHS but they do have some lovely stuff for Xmas ... saw these & l.o.v.e:

Stacking cake tin with cake mix £15

Retro weighing scales £18

Recipe folder £8

Boxed teapot gift set £12 (bargain!)

Afternoon tea treats £10 (cute boxes!)

A question for you lovely people:
How long do you think it would take you to spend say, £10000? (not on big major items like big TV or a car or a house, just perhaps on shopping)

It really wouldn't take me long at all! I'd say...less than 10 minutes. Or maybe less like 5 minutes. But then I'd like to take some time to think ... I find it quite scary how easy it is to spend a lot of money especially online - it literally is just a click away! Last night with one click there goes half my month's wage. BUT it's for exciting times ahead ... I'm going to New Zealand woopwoop! For a few months! Really can't wait ♥

Have you been to New Zealand? Please comment & tell me your favourite shop/cafe/street/park whatever ... I'd love to check them out!

Ah I have so much to blog about - this week I'm going to start a new feature (now that ive said it I have to do it lol :p) Hope you girlies had a lovely halloween - really enjoyed seeing all your photos!


Sunday, 31 October 2010

Random 50

1. It's gone dark already :(
2. My hair is finally longgg again
3. It has taken about 2 years
4. I want it short again
5. But of course I won't cut it again. Love. fashion. wigs
6. I love green tea
7. I worry about life too much
8. I cry really easily
9. Actually I worry about a lot of things a lot of the time
10. Complete relaxation week this Friday in Devon ... can't wait!
11. I'm also REALLY excited because I'm going away to New Zealand for a few months!
12. Oh sugar, I need to look at flights NOW.
13. I love my dog.
14. No, I really really really love my dog.
15. He is my everything.
16. He hurt his shoulder beginning of the week because of me :( kinda ... get well soon baby
17. I've picked my new camera, my first slr :D
18. I really enjoy blogging
19. I love shopping. a lot :(
20. Sometimes being a girl is difficult - you shop for make up, skin care, fashion, and all things cute!
21. umm (struggling) I love sunsets
22. and sunrise
23. Could do with winning the lottery sometime soon.
24. But I don't buy lottery tickets?
25. I like animals. A lot.
26. Whales, horses, seahorses, pandas, dogs, mammoths, elephants...
27. I watched Ghost (the movie with Demi Moore & Patrick Swayze) for the first time last week. Wow, good film!
28. I wish I could get up earlier in the morning.
29. mmmm I like Doraemon.
30. and Ultraman.
31. and Hello Kitty.
32. I don't watch a lot of TV (but I want to!)
33. I love cooking programmes lol geeeeeek
34. I love history
35. I think you should do a random 50 too. or challenge yourself to a random 100
36. There's too much 'I' (see 32-25)
37. (really struggling) Matt Cardle to win X Factor!
38. Want a tattoo (maybe)
39. OMG it's November WTF!
40. Can't wait til Xmas sales!!
41. But I won't be in the country :(
42. Loving the brown/red/orange/yellow trees
43. How safe is laser-eye surgery?
44. Have you ever had any cosmetic surgery?
45. Who's performing in tonight's X Factor?
46. Smile and the World will smile with you
48. Chocolate ice-cream ... always
49. umm Happy Halloween?
50. That's all! If you've reached this far .... well done!! Now go write your random fifty ♥ I'm gonna have a pampering night tonight complete with hot shower, face mask hair mask the lot! Tell me, what do you do on pampering nights?

xxxxx Happy Halloween xxxx

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Oh, hi

I don't get up for less than at least 5 figures darling ...

What is one picture that brought a smile to you today?
p/s Hello to you reading this right now :) Comment & say hi!


Monday, 25 October 2010


Hello lovely people, last week of October! Have you sorted out your Halloween outfits yet? What are you gonna be this year? I had the most fabulous weekend in London with the most amazing friends that I dont get to see enough!

My dancing outfit + comfy pjs watching ER eating chocolate at 4am ... because the kebab van was shut ha!

Lots of fun posts this week including a 'My day in pictures' tomorrow so stay tuned <3 What did you get upto in the weekend & how have you wrapped up warm in this cold weather?
I drive around in my comfy PJs in the morning to work to keep warm!!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Pretty Ruffle dress

I walked into River Island to get a pair of over the knee socks for £7 and somehow I ended up walking out with £78 worth of shopping! HOW? grr ... SALES! (so its okay!!) I never find size 8 in the River Island sale so when I saw heaps of size 8 I grabbed it all and headed to the changing room and somehow they found their way IN TO MY WARDROBE! I promise it's not my fault!

I found this pretty ruffle dress and thought ooh interesting - I really would love all you fashionista's honest opinions! I thought it'd look quite cute with cowboy boots (maybe??) or even the pair of booties pictured!

(Click to enlarge)

One of the problems with living at home is that I have to stuff bags of shopping all in one bag so it doesnt look too bad and sneak it upstairs! But I always get caught boo. Does anyone else have the same problem?

P/S Thanks for all your fun comments on this fun post - some of you have crazy imagination lol. Mayonnaise?? HOW? I can definitely see baby in blanket, kidney bean and croissant! But the first thought that came into my head when I saw it was a loopy heart (I try to see hearts in everything lol) but it didn't quite work so I saw a bean. As I looked on, I see a pair of shades. I think its my inner self conveying a message to me by making me see a pair of shades - I WANT TO GO ON A HOLIDAY!

Thursday, 21 October 2010


Finally found my camera! Face of Saturday night:

I haven't been out for ages so I was really proud I could still remember night make-up! It's pretty much just black and gold as highlight. I am not that great at make up but am being inspired and learning from various make-up blogs I follow so THANK YOU! Eyelashes are Cheryl Cole ones - really like them as they are different to ones I usually wear! Well I had to peel the lash off the right eye as it was blocking my sight and I had to drive about 2 glad I didn't get pulled over with one side of lashes off and the other side still attached lol

And YES I have my hands on Leopard Print Coat - ohmylife just found out it's now 20% off - NOT FAIR!!!! Anyway I am slightly obsessed with leopard print this season - will be doing a feature on it soon! What are you into this season and do you love leopard prints too? Blog about your leopard print items, would love to see how you wear them!


Wednesday, 20 October 2010

What do you see?

What do you see when you look at the picture above (the white string bit) without thinking too much about it???

Now give it some thought, and see what that initial thought develop into.

Be quite interesting to see what you make of it - comment with your reply and I'll tell you what I saw.


p/s I really won't think your reply would be silly or stupid in fact it will only fascinate me!!! So don't worry <3 also I should hide comments until such time everyone has commented, but it's too high-tech for me hah

Honestly, I will LOVE all your comments on what you see so leave one now! xxx

Much love!

Tuesday, 19 October 2010

A new unhealthy obsession...

It's pink. It's great. It's for girls who like nice stuff and it's made in the glamorous USA.

Yep Juicy found her way into my wishlist...I'm surprised at how well I've fended off Juicy up until a visit to Bicester Village with the new Juicy outlet there. The jewellery box itself is enough to make you want to buy something! If you want to see a purchase ... follow this blog on the right and check back this week <3

Are you Juicy & do you have any of their lovely stuff? If so, do share!!

Monday, 18 October 2010

Friendship Bracelets

Do friendship bracelets still exist and do you have any? If so, I'd love to see them!

I have heaps to write about but realise I left my camera at home boo but will get it on Wednesday hopefully & lots of fashion posts! Hope you all had a lovely weekend too! xxxx

Thursday, 14 October 2010

☆ Twinkle twinkle little stars ☆

A few weeks ago I built up the courage and went to a ballet class after almost 10 years of missing in action. As much as I enjoyed it, it also made me feel a little ... depressed! I felt like a little failure having let go and losing sight of all my glittering dreams & passion from when I was younger! It's almost as if I've betrayed the mini-me.

If I could tell little Jay something now, I'd tell her to not worry and just keep spinning in her little pink tutu.
I'd also tell the 12 year old me to not be so arrogant to think that even if I stopped playing piano then I would get back into it easily because the 23 year old self at present is finding it extremely difficult, annoying and frustrating. If a 12 year old can read a piece of music and make her fingers glide ... surely an older version could as well? I'm gonna keep trying, wish me luck.
Have you any hobbies / talents / dreams that you lost sight of?

Tuesday, 12 October 2010


The weather has suddenly gone cold (although there has been some signs of the sun lately). This time last year was a lot warmer & no need for tights just yet! Anyone else hates waking up in the dark & cold? I've had to bring out my cosy Laura Ashley bedspread to keep warm!

I know its a clash of florals I usually use this on plain beddings but its been so cold lately and it's just so snuggly and warm (ah I love sleep!) ... I have to literally peeeeel myself off in the morning!! As you can see mr. patch loves a bit of warmth & schnuggles too!

I've recently moved back home so been trying to unpack things and find a place for them (fitting a whole house into a bedroom is just impossible!) so I'll do a bedroom post soon! With a lot on my mind recently I've been lazy with outfits & make up & hair :(

Is there something you want/need to do but finding it difficult ie lack of motivation? I find that with myself almost DAILY! need more time / less hours at work?? Also show me your bed / bedroom & comment!! Would love to have a nose ;)

Monday, 4 October 2010

OOTD & new hair colour!

Why does the evening always go so quickly and the day so slowly?? Rarr :(
Anyway, outfit of the day:

Can't go wrong with a £3 dress from reduction line in Primark! Love that it's versatile and will go with practically anything!! Also the fact it is slightly vintagey with the A-line skirt bit. It would look great with cute white lace ankle socks & shoes!

New colour which is a couple shades lighter

Nighty night! xx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Mini me

a little shot of mini me ♥

Why not comment below and put a cute picture of mini you up?? Hope you've all had a great weekend xoxo

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Baby soft skin part 2

Click here for Part 1 on how I keep my skin soft!

As we all know BodyShop's body butter are one of the best moisturising products out there as well as being one of the best smelling ones! Here are some of my favourite body butters from Body Shop:

I love the Shea Body Butter as it works wonders - the creaminess of it just gets rid of any dry skin you might have! It might come across as quite a solid at first but it melts at body temperature leaving your skin silky smooth! As for the Cherry Blossom one - I discovered it in Japan and literally went crazy! Made sure I had enough supply in case UK didn't stock it and was really relieved when I found out they do! I'm also impressed with their latest sweet lemon range - really invigorating and again smells amazing! I also love how your bed sheets smell lovely too!!

Which is your favourite Body Shop Body Butter?
(I'm sure it's pretty difficult to choose!!)

P/S Katie's giveaway have quite a few Body Shop items - has anyone tried the Love Etc range? xxx

Monday, 27 September 2010

OOTD & new Mac!

More outfit post because it's autumn but feels like winter. its cold. its foggy in the morning. its getting darker earlier. its spitting with rain which is quite annoying. its getting harder to get up in the morning. because its time for winter coats, snuggly knits, wooly tights, cute hats. and because i ♥ my new mac.

Also another new white dress with cute bird? butterfly? mm not sure.

Okay so learning photoshop is on the list to do!