May Summary and Mini Giveaway

Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Happy Tuesday and happy end of May! We're about to officially enter one of those Summer months, woo! Well, okay if I'm being completely honest here; I prefer Autumn and Winter and I'm already hoping Summer goes quickly, haha. Forgive me! I'm a rainy day kind of gal.

Anyway, I hope May treated you all well and got got shit done, you had fun and you're feeling happy. I think I'd say May went fairly well for me. I've been losing weight (yay) and going to fun gigs (more yay), enjoying blog events and getting even more support than ever for my Etsy shop. My favourite designs recently have been my new sea life themed sticker packs (pictured below), and they were so much fun to create!

Five Favourite Daytime Lipsticks

Monday, 30 May 2016

favourite daytime lipsticks

I'm the type of person who loves a bright lip; the bolder the better. Give me a powerful red or a deep gothic purple and I'm a happy girl. I'll try out every orange, pink and even blue under the sun. However, there are plenty of times I need a good, subtle daytime sorta' lip too.

If I'm going to a restaurant, for example, there's no way I'll be wearing a Ruby Woo no matter what staying power it promises. Eating, food, drink, a bright lipstick and me just don't mix. I'd end up with it smeared across my face, or I'd be too worried about it to eat comfortably.

Then there's those times I'm nipping the local shop first thing Sunday morning. Sure, a lippie that packs a POW is great; but when it's teamed with the first leggings you can find and yesterdays tshirt - it sort of doesn't look great. So enter, the casual daytime lippies.

Blogs To Visit This Weekend

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Bank holiday weekend - we all love it don't we? Even me, working from home. I know you'd think it wouldn't make a difference but it does. Everyone seems in a happier mood, there are loads of bank holiday bargains around, and sometimes it even affects Gary at work, which means we get more time together. Plus there's just that feeling of bank holiday-ness, haha.

In the spirit of keeping things upbeat and awesome, this weekend I've made it my goal that I'll be visiting a heap load of blogs everyday this week. Sometimes this is hard because of long working hours, other priorities, yadda yadda yadda. But not this week. I've carved out time specifically to make sure I can, and I'm excited. I'll be leaving comments, following people and hoping to spread a little bit of blog cheer.

Smile! Janina Maxiwhite Toothpaste and Whitening Strips

Saturday, 28 May 2016

It's National Smile Month - yaaay! As if I needed any more reasons to smile. However I'm someone who is really shy about my teeth, as I don't think they are my best asset. I'm always a bit hesitant to do a huge full smile in photographs, and I'm always looking for ways to improve them.

However I might have just found something that really boosts my smile confidence; enter Janina Ultra White Toothpaste and Whitening Strips*. After seeing Hayley's review of them, I was super excited to give them a try! I will admit a part of me was a little scared of using whitening strips, as I never have before, and I worried about my teeth being too sensitive.

But I needn't have worried at all, I began using both products together, and found them fantastic to use. I started out using the toothpaste each morning and night; which tastes really strong, but doesn't feel really strong - if that makes sense? Like, I could tell it was powerful stuff, but I felt no pain, tingling, discomfort of any sort. Just a great, deep clean. I definitely noticed my teeth looked brighter after even just one go, and even my boyfriend noticed them whitening after a day of use.

Parallel Magazine

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Hi guys :) I hope you're having a great week! I wanted to get into the habit of posting more casual, chatty posts featuring 'new favourites' of mine. This could range from anything from music, beauty buys, random coffee shops I visit or shopping hauls. So I hope you guys will like this more personal, free spirited type of blog post.

I have felt super inspired this week, creatively. I received a copy of Parallel magazine, which is a quarterly feminist mag covering topics on gender, race, sexuality, age, liberation, activism and disability.

It is AMAZING tbh. I loved how 'arty' the whole layout was, and how they seemed to make every single page really stand out and have its own unique style. 

The articles were so interesting and thoughtfully written, and gave me so much to think about and have even inspired some upcoming topics for this blog. My favourite part of the whole thing was the Art section, where they feature a whole range of artists, and it's awesome! I absolutely love discovering new artists and creators. So yep, definitely worth checking out guys.

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Making Memories With Cheerz

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

If you follow me on Snapchat (Jemmamorgan) you may have seen me recently gushing over my latest pressie in the post from Cheerz, that photo company that never fail to just get me. Those fab guys let me customise a beautiful photo album* for myself, and the result was just wonderful!

I'm one of those people who loves taking photographs every single day. Whether it be selfies, the cat, blog photos, landscapes, artwork, whatever! I love to document everything. In fact, you may remember me creating a few photo themed DIY posts on this blog too; like the 4 Ways To Use Polaroid Photos, and the Photo Collage DIY. So yeah it's fair to say I'm a fan of photographs being kept, stored and displayed in different ways.