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Christmas Wish List 2013

With tomorrow being the 1st of December everyone will be able to officially and sensibly talk about Christmas. Finally. Any seasonal talk that has passed before I therefore deem unofficial and nonsensical, y’all know who you are. Those of you that have been chatting about gifts, movies and decorations since Halloween, yes I’m talking to you. Consider yourselves festively chastised. But on a jollier note tomorrow is the day from which you can buy your gifts, watch your movies and decorate your Christmas tree to your hearts content.

Say it loud and say it proud: IT’S CHRIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIISTMAS! Or there abouts.

So what better time for a Wish List post?

This year I won’t be asking Santa to slip a sable (what the hell is a sable? When I was young I mistook it for stable & used to wonder how he would get an actual stable with horses down the chimney and under the tree? Anyway, lets get back on point,) a yacht or a diamond ring under the tree, although if you’re feeling generous I won’t argue against the last one. What with money being a bit of an issue and my attempt to curb my spending on unnecessary things, this years list is comprised of silly little bits and bobs that I’ve been after for a while. Nothing terribly exciting I’m afraid. But I made a list anyway. Never let it be said that I don’t respect tradition.

Christmas Wish Collage 1

1. Diesel Loverdose Tattoo Perfume 2. Topshop translucent pressed powder 3. Urban Decay Naked 3 4. Subscription to Company Mag

Christmas Wish collage 4

1. Before I Go To Sleep 2. How To Fall In Love 3. Some Kind of Fairy Tale

Christmas Wish collage 5

1. Debenhams Gift Card (beauty) 2. MAC Cosmetics 3. Subscription to Cosmopolitan Mag.

Christmas Wish collage 6

1. Nails Inc Fibre Optic Effect 2. Topshop Gift Card 3. Downton Series 4

One present I know I’ll be receiving is a trip to Edinburgh next weekend. I’ve never been to bonny Scotland before so I’m well and truly in the Christmas spirit for that. 

And if we’re going to make this wish list a true wish list (the never in a million years kind) lets throw a London townhouse into the mix, as far as they go this ones not too shabby.

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Those are my Yuletide wishes along with world peace, global prosperity and chocolate biscuits, etc, etc, etc. What has made it onto your Christmas lists? I’d love to know what you’re expecting wrapped up all pretty under the tree so comment, tweet or Facebook your wishes to me. 

Jemm xoxo

P.s Don’t forget those advent calendars tomorrow & no cheating, only open the windows a day a time! 


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Friday Faves…





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Have a beautiful weekend.

Jemm xoxo

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Friday Faves…

Happy Friday! I’m off to see the new Hunger Games Catching Fire this weekend, what will you be up to? Leave a comment!

















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Friday Faves…

Friday’s here again and since this is the last one before Halloween I thought I’d sneak in some appropriately themed favourites. Here’s what I’ve been loving this week.


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Jemm xoxo

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Friday faves…

In celebration of that Friday feeling here are this weeks favourites.


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Have a beautiful weekend!

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Jemm xoxo

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Instagram Diary: Week In Pictures



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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So what have we all been up to then?

Before I even say hello I’m going to kick this post off with an apology. I have been somewhat absent from the blogging scene lately what with one thing and another. I was away on holiday and then had other projects to dedicate my attention to when I got back.

I haven’t posted properly in quite a while due to feeling a little bit ‘blah’ about blogging. The intention was there but sadly the motivation was not. I’d find myself staring at my Mac screen having no idea on what to say/write and I admit that lasted for quite a while. Blogging started to feel forced and therefore stopped being fun, and if a hobby isn’t fun why do it? 

However over that past couple of weeks I’ve got my shiz together and the urge to blog has returned to me along with some new ideas. Happy days! So lets just view this little absence as a blog-cation (vacation for your blog.) A chance to have a rest and re-charge those blogging batteries. Normal posting will now resume and I can’t wait to get back into it.

So we can have a little catch up I thought I’d post a little Instagram diary of what I’ve been up to 

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L-R: The first two rows of pics are from my holiday in sunny Tenerife. A perfect two weeks. Next up it’s myself and Mamma Smith, The first thing I did on my return was head to Costa for a hazelnut latte, A Cath Kidston keyring from my sis, New Mac shadows in Cranberry & Sketch, My face, Latest Topshop purchase, Cute nails, New tattoo, Latest read, Tea time :), Fresh makeup face, Dad brought a bag back from Vegas made entirely from recycled barcodes!, Along with half a Dollar I’m thinking of turning it into a bracelet, Already feeling Christmassy with this star filed bauble, Glittery nails, New Topshop polish in Brazil, Big Ben Pandora charm, had my hair dip dyed over the weekend, Getting in the Halloween spirit with nibbles and a pumpkin carved for a Halloween wedding. 

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What have you guys been up to? Anyone been dressing fancy for Halloween? 

Jemm xoxo

P.s New post coming at you on the morrow.

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