Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Tanya Burr Christmas Collection 2016

Heyy, today I'm going to post about the Tanya Burr Christmas Collection. Again as stated in my Zoella post, Christmas isn't that far away now. It's time to start getting those wish lists out!





12 Day Beauty Calendar £25.00 / Beauty Box £50.00 / It's Cold Outside Lipgloss, Blush & Highlight Set £11.00 / It's Kissmas Lipgloss Duo £6.00 / Beauty Holdall - Vanity Case £17.00 / Pretty Unstoppable Palette £9.00 / Beautifully Defined Palette £11.00 / Sealed with a Kiss Cosmetic Bag Set £16.00 / Mrs Claus Manicure Red Glitter Nail Polish Set £5.00 / Mrs Claus Manicure Pink Glitter Nail Polish Set £5.00


So another beautiful Christmas range out there for the girls, again a lovely selection of stuff, nicely designed. Will these be making their way into your Christmas stocking? What would you prefer?? I'd love to know!


Thanks again, Jess xo

September Beauty Wishlist

Hey everyone,
Today I have another wishlist in store for you. 
This one is my beauty wishlist for September. It's just a selection of things I have got my eye on & hopefully once I have had the paint work done on my car, I will be able to treat myself!




Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponges £17.99 / Daisy Dream by Marc Jacobs £59.00 / Maybelline Big Eyes Mascara £8.99 / Real Techniques £5.99 / Spectrum Bombshell Brushes - Currently no price, release date 23rd September / Barry M Coconut Infusion Aloha £4.99 / Barry M White £2.99


So there is my September Beauty Wish List ! I can't wait to get my hands on some of this stuff once I hear about my car. Obviously I have my BooHoo September Wish List too so a lot of spending to do!


What do you think? Do you own some of these or are you waiting to purchase them too?!
I would love to know!


Thanks for reading, all the best! Jess xo

Monday, 5 September 2016

Anxiety & Counselling

Hi everyone!

As many of you know a few weeks back I got signed off work with Anxiety.
The medication has been amazing in the sense that it has completely taken the pain & weight of my chest. The Anxiety in itself, I still feel I don't have control over. I have mood swings, one day I'm on top of the world & the next I want to be left alone. Thinking of going back to work is a constant fear for me right now, just stepping in to store makes me feel sick. I feel like I'm running out of time & options. Obviously I am looking for a new job but in the meantime, what else can I do? If I get offered an interview, do I be honest with them on why I am leaving my current job, will they judge me? Or do I act a really strong, independent woman & hope Anxiety never crops up in conversation.
So this evening I face my counselling induction. The one thing I can't get my head around is the fact it is group counselling. A room full of anxious people trying to get help seems a crazy idea. I keep telling myself maybe it's a good thing to meet other people in the same situation & obviously group counselling is a success otherwise they wouldn't do it. It's just the whole speaking in front of everyone, I can feel myself panicking already.

It sounds mad that I don't even know what kind of Anxiety I have, where it's come from, why has it built up. I also don't know how to prevent a panic attack & considering I am asthmatic, this is a massive worry for me! I have a lot of learning to do.
The one thing I have learnt & adapted to is how serious mental illness is. I felt so guilty being signed off work because physically I am able to do the job but it's really dawned on me how important it is to mentally be able to do the job. 
When I told my manager, she swore not to tell anyone, mainly because of confidentiality & so no one turns it into gossip but at the same time I didn't want to become a secret, I didn't want to feel ashamed therefore if people have asked me, I have told them the truth. The amount of different reactions I receive is unbelievable, you can tell who understands & who don't.

So what am I hoping to get from counselling? For me I'm hoping this is a life changing experience, a massive step into the future for me. To help me become a stronger person. I need to learn the difference between panic attack & asthma attack so I treat it right & I need help with going back to work & looking for a new job.

I just hope these people are miracle workers haha!


If anyone would like any advice on Anxiety & my personal experience with it, I would be more than happy to help in any way that I can.




All the best, Jess xo

Zoella Christmas Collection 2016

Hey everyone! Today I thought I would dedicate a post to Zoella & her new Christmas collection. Let's face it Christmas isn't far away now, it's a subject & season that is creeping up in conversations more & more & I know so many people are Zoella fans!




Gingerbread Bath Fizz Set £9.00 / Let's Go Places £26.00 / Spa in a Jar £11.00 / We 3 Beauties Cosmetic Bag Trio £19.00 / Gingerbread & Bake My Day Fragrance Set £11.00 / Best Chums £13.00 / Deck the Baubles £6.00 / Secret Scenta Mini Mist Set £16.00 / Hungry Hands £6.00 / Pamper Hamper £50.00 / Lip Balm Duo £7.00 / Just Crackers £11.00

So what do we all think? If you are a Zoella fan I would love to hear your opinions on her new collection. I personally love the design, some of the stuff she has here are so sweet & I'm sure they smell amazing too!

Will these be on your Christmas list??


Thanks for reading! Jess xo