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Instagram Diary…

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1. Bit of an obsession with ginger biscuits.

2. Long hair & leopard print.

3. In love with my new boots.

4. Topshop statement necklace.

5. Weekend trip to Edinburgh. Such a beautiful city. 

6. Lipstick Costa kisses at the train station.

7. Amazing Christmas trees at The Dome in Edinburgh.

8. Urban Outfitters bunting!

9. Hotel room selfie 🙂

10. Pretty homemade rose cupcakes.

11. Catch a crystal star and put it in your pocket….

12. New fave Soap & Glory body wash, Rich and Foamous.

13. This years Christmas tree creation. Love, love, love. 

14. Never a truer word spoken!

15. Wearing my heart(s) on my nails. Essie & Urban Outfitter polishes.

16. Sisters Christmas tree cakes. Yum.

What has your week looked like?

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Jemm xoxo

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Instagram Diary & A Quick Note…

Hi guys!

It’s been a while hasn’t it? Lately the time seems to have run away from me and whenever I’ve sat down to write a post I’ve either hit a literary wall (literary, not literal, ouch!) or I have been distracted by something else. I know, bad blogger. But I am happy to report that I’m working on a post that should be up at some point during the week. 

Also, this Instagram Diary contains pics from the last two weeks as I tried to post up last Sunday but for some reason my WordPress account was acting all kinds of hell crazy and barred me from posting on my own blog. Rude. 

Anyway, enjoy and keep your eye on the fresh post popping up on here soon. 

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1. MAC Candy Yum Yum. Have been coveting this for WEEKS and had to order online in the end. £14. 

2. Had my hair did. If only it would look like that without me having to do anything.

3. New Ralph Lauren specs. It’s scandalous that it costs an absolute fortune to not be blind.

4. Longest plate ever. Surely you get shorter runways.

5. So I figure it’s like this: there are 365 days in a year and in this country only about 9 of them will be sunny so you have to eat the McFlurries while you can.

6. Since the glasses cost a small fortune I better wear this pair.

7. Stop the press! A latte that wasn’t from Costa that I actually enjoyed. Shock face :-O 

8. In my opinion stupidly expensive for a lipstick but it had to be done at least once. Estee Lauder Crystal Honey.

9. New Jumper. Wallis.

10. Bunnies! Sunny day at Clumber Park.

11. Hoop earrings. River Island. I checked that I didn’t look like Tina McIntyre or a big fat gypsy bride before purchasing. 

12. Phone’s new outfit.

13. Oh hi pink lips! 

14. I have discovered the Illamasqua counter in Meadowhall. God help us all, but mostly me. 

15. Bright leopard print nails. Combination of Topshop, Illamasqua, Essie & Models Own polishes. 

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Have a happy week.

Jemm xoxo

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Instagram Diary: Week In Pictures

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1. Pizza. Some times you just can’t beat a good cheesy pizza.

2. Mother Nature has been one confused lady this week. In just one day we had blinding sunshine, a full on blizzard, rain, hail and gale force winds. But no rainbows. Mother Nature where are all the rainbows?

3. With this lovely soft fresh bedding it’s a been a struggle to vacate my bed each morning.

4. This week I sampled the new Mocha Latte at Costa. Hot chocolate and coffee in the same cup. Just another thing for me to become addicted to.

5. Couldn’t resist the pull of the Bueno bar this week. I just love Bueno’s. I’ll be good next week, promise.

6. Leopard print nails using all Models Own polishes, Gold Rush, Bronze Rage, Disco Heaven and the black Models Own nail pen.

7. My ticket to see The Script at Sheffield arena. Wasn’t able to go last time they toured due to the gorgeous metal cage fixed to my leg. Was beyond excited to finally see them live.

8. As you can see we were right at the back but loved it regardless. This was The Script’s glitter finale to Hall Of Fame. I can also confirm beyond all reasonable doubt that Danny O’Donoghue is a total babe.

9. This picture speaks for itself. Customary cake shot.

10. I get all giddy when new books arrive from Amazon. This batch consists of Rachel Joyce’s The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry, Hannah Richell’s The Secrets Of The Tides and Kate Atkinson’s Life After Life. Can’t wait to get stuck in.

11.‘No actual Malteaser’s were hurt during the making of this bunny.’ I was glad to read this on the back of the Malteaser Bunny packet as I’ve been worrying for a while now.

12. New sparkly phone case. River Island £8. Comes with the added bonus of covering your hands in glitter every time you touch it.

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Jemm xoxo

P.s. Happy St Patricks Day poppets! May the luck of the Irish be with you!

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Instagram Diary: Week In Pictures

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1. This week I gave my blog header a bit of a re-vamp and being the indecisive sort I couldn’t decide between these two designs. I put it to a vote on Twitter & Instagram and the one that you see presiding over my blog won (obvs!) I haven’t discarded the starry one, you will probably see it at the top of my posts in the future.

2. Topshop blazer. I have been looking for a new blazer for yonks as my current one was starting to look a bit worn, and this one seemed to fit the bill. Well worth the £40 as you can team blazers with everything. Total wardrobe staple.

3. Ok I didn’t necessarily need this dress but look at it. It’s so pretty!

4. My pretty unnecessary dress pattern in more detail.

5. This Costa latte & Bakewell combo was much needed.

6. Nail polish purchases. Topshop in Eyes Of Steel, Topshop (again) in Straight Laced and Rimmel in Purple Reign.

7. Books. I can never say no to books. Can’t wait to get stuck into these two. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green & The Uninvited Guests by Sadie Jones.

8. Milkybar yoghurts. ❤

9. This weeks leopard nail design curtesy of my new polishes.

10. Regular sprinkle cupcake…

11. … was in fact a red velvet sprinkle cupcake. Sometimes life just shines on you, y’know?

12. Every time I wear my Pandora bracelet I cant help but love my little Big Ben.

13. Now I know it’s a bit previous but I couldn’t walk away from these Topshop sunglasses. So Sun, could you break the habit of a lifetime and shine this summer? Thanks.

14. I don’t think I have enough stars. That old familiar urge for a new tattoo is back. :/ 

What have you all been up to this week?

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Jemm xoxo

P.s Sorry for the lack of posting this week, was meant to work on a new post over the weekend but it’s been a weird couple of days.

 

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Instagram Diary: Week In Pictures.

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1. Skin care obsessions: Palmers Coco Butter Skin Therapy Oil, Palmers Coco Butter Concentrated Cream for Hands, Simple Kind to Skin Moisturiser.

2. Snow smiles 🙂 How bad has the snow been where you are?

3. This weeks pink leopard print nails.

4. History Year by Year book. This should keep me occupied for a while.

5. Mid week lunch. As you can see, I’m health personified :/

6. Been testing out the high, messy ponytail. Still undecided.

7. Run, run, run, as fast as you can…I’ll need too to work off this gingerbread man!

8. Ok so I went into town today and this happened. My book addiction knows no bounds.

9. Customary Costa Latte. Wish I had a latte machine in my house. 

10. This week I came to the realisation that I can actually see better with my glasses on. Who knew?! 

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Jemm xoxo

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Week In Pictures

L-R: Trinket box present all the way from the States, Leopard print dress & leather jacket look for tea out with a friend, A shot of my super long hair, Rice lunch, Nasty cut: beware cardboard shoes boxes kids!, MAC make up haul, MAC Pretty Please, Miss Selfridge top, River Island dress, Topshop necklace, Urban Outfitter polish in Studio 54, New Topshop boots, Nails, Day time make up look, Pretty flowers, Holiday list so I don’t forget to remember, Leopard dress for a shopping day, Hazelnut latte, I want this dress!, The heat in Tenerife I’ll be there next tuesday, New MAC Face & Body foundation in C1, Shirt shorts & blazer combo, Fridays face, My nails latest look, Spag Bol for tea, Doodling stars is what happens when you put a pen in my hand, Wish I had a Megan Fox body for my holidays, Current reading material.

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Polish Post #12: Ombre Leopard Print

Ok, first of all let me apologise for the lack of posts lately but I have been busy with other bits and bobs. Every time I’ve sat down to write at my computer I’ve had other things to concentrate my efforts on. I have another quick Polish Post for you now and I will get back to writing proper posts asap. I promise this isn’t turning into a nail art blog! As soon as I get some time to sit and do a usual post I will.

Right, on to the Polish Post. This particular one can get rather messy so if you only have a few mins to paint your nails this probably isn’t the design for you. However it does look rather impressive so if you have a bit of time to spare then maybe you’d like to give it a go.

I used:

L-R: Essie Base Coat, Rimmel London Top Coat, Models Own Balearic Cool, Models Own Purple Passion, Models Own Bubblegum, Models Own Gold Rush, Models Own black Nail Art Pen, Wedge Make up Sponge.

I also used a dotting tool from a set I ordered off Amazon but I forgot to take a pic! 

I used strong bright colours as I thought it would look rather striking but you could use whatever colour combination you like.

So first of all I started off by applying some base coat, I then painted three coloured stripes directly onto my make-up sponge.

And here is where it starts to get messy! Once you have the colours on your sponge place it onto your nail and gently rock and press it down to transfer the polish onto your nail. Repeat this process on all of your nails (you will need to re-apply to polish to the sponge.) I’d say that once you have completed this process in order to get the density of colour you will probably have to repeat it for a second time.

As you can see there is not really a tidy way of doing this or a way to avoid getting it all around your fingers but don’t worry about that just yet as you can come back and clean around your nails once you have finished.

Let the polish dry then add a layer of top coat to protect the ombre effect.

 

Moving onto the next step, use your dotting tool (or a tooth pick or Q-tip if you don’t have one) place some different coloured dots (I chose gold) across the centre of each nail, like this:

Once these dots have mostly dried use your black nail art pen to go around them in a leopard print design, adding other leopard print shapes across the centre of your nails to fill in the space.

Give this nail art pen ten minutes to dry as putting top coat on after just a couple of mins will smudge the black polish and ruin the effect.When you’re good to go add a couple of layers of top coat to protect all your hard work! 

Now using a cotton bud dipped in nail polish remover go over the skin around your fingers to clean away all that messy polish. If you don’t manage to get all of it for fear of getting too close to your nails, wait until you’re all finished and dry then wash your hands with soap and warm water and this will remove any remaining access polish.

 

Jemm xoxo

P.s Like I said, once I get myself a little more organised posting will resume as normal!

 

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