Five Friday Faves

Hi lovelies,

It is Friday (it was when I started writing this) and it is time for my 5 Friday Faves Youtube Video (and a promotional blog post which aims to get you to watch my video and maybe even subscribe to my channel coz I am trying to grow and no one really subs ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ˜ฉ). So, enough with the rambling. What are my faves?

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Body shop

My Moringa hand cream is so hydrating, lightweight and smells amazing. I ๐Ÿ˜ it.

The card factory

I love polka dots. I love pink. I love organisation. I bought a box which is sterdy and very pretty.

Marks and Sparks

The scent of ๐ŸŒน ๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒน and it is my favourite. I bought the Rose 3 in 1 spray. You can use it on your body, for your room, and linen. I know that sound weird, but I like it and I ๐Ÿ’— the scent.

Primark

I bought a couple of fake flowers from Primark and my friend commented saying how nice they looked. I really like them. Great decor for shelves and stuff.

My Cane

This is a weird one, but I needed a warning cane. I now have one, and my life is much easier!Having a vision impairment is hard. Accepting that you need help is hard. Getting help is great though.

If you want to hear more about my faves, check out my channel. It would be great if you subscribed as well (#beggingforsubbies).

Anyhow, have a lovely weekend. See you in my next post and don’t forget to connect with me somehow, somewhere.

Xx

Jo

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I love Polka Dots: M&S polka dot picks

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Hi lovelies! I often buy clothes from M&S and when you sign up for a Marks and Sparks card you get loads of discounts. I also love polka dots. I was scrolling through the clothes section and found a few thingsย  thought were really cute and had something in common….. polka dots!!

I love Polka Dots

Shirt

So this Burgundy shirt looks very pretty. I would probably wear it with dark jeans or charcoal, grey or brown trousers. For summer it would look nice with white. It is Polyester and costs 27.50.

Blouse

Screenshot from M&S website

You can check it out here. According to the M&S Website

Fit and style

  • Product Style: Blouse
  • Regular fit
  • Neck to hem length: 68cm

Skirt

I do not wear skirts, but if I did, this would be the one. I saw this in person and it looked so pretty!!!

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Screenshot from the M&S website

It is 96% polyester and 4% elastecyne. It costs 39.50 pounds. According to the M&S website

Fit and style

  • Product Style: Pleated
  • Regular fit
  • Pull on
  • Unlined
  • Waist to hem length: 76cm
  • Added stretch

 

Short sleeve jumper

This looks lovely paired again with nice trousers. Great for work.

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It is 88% viscose, 12% polyester. Cost: 29.50. It comes in light pink or navy.

According to the M&S website

Fit and style

  • Product Style: Jumpers
  • Regular fit
  • Neck to hem length: 60cm
  • Ribbed trim

So, what do you think? Do you like my picks? What is your fave pattern? Let me know in the comments below.ย ย I hope you liked this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with meย ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย Pinterest /ย Twitter/ย Instagram/Google+.ย /YouTubeย  Maybe give myย Facebook page a โ€˜likeโ€™ย and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joanna

 

Five Faves:beauty and random

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So initially I shared this video on Friday and I called it five Friday faves. Catchy title, right? I never got round to writing a blog post though, so here I am on a Sunday at 8 p.m. blogging.

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Back story

I โค favourites (videos), but I always forget to film one or have too many faves. That is why I started filming my Friday faves. They haven’t really become very popular (then again none of my videos have :P), but I do enjoy chatting about faves and I will do so here as well.

OK enough with the rambling dude……

What do I talk about

A book

Eleanor Oliphant is completely fine.

I have not finished reading this book but it is so much fun. It is about a lonely, kinda awkward gal who shares her stories. You should check it out. According to Reese Witherspoon (www.amazon.com)

โ€œBeautifully written and incredibly funny,ย Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fineย is about the importance of friendship and human connection. I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger; I think you will fall in love, too!โ€ย โ€”Reese Witherspoon

Chubby Sticks

Of course I am going to go on about the Clinique Chubby Sticks. I love them. If you are partially sighted, like me, or a newbie makeup gal, you should check them out.

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I have the lilac, brown, pink and beige/gold. They retail for about 17 pounds. I have had them forever. Nice creamy and they do not crease. Strongly recommend lovelies!!!See below the full colour range.

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Screenshot from John Lewis website

Nuxe Multi purpose dry oil

Lovely oil which I use on my hair and …… (wait for it) elbows. It smells very lightly and is not oily… for an oil. It leaves my hair feeling nice and soft. I only use a little bit on the ends. It does not leave my hair greasy. I really think this product is underrated. It has also helped my elbows soften a bit. A little bit goes a long way.

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Screenshot from M&S website

Sephora Beautifying Mist

Spritz spritz and you wake up without wrecking your makeup. Is that enough?

Lush Sleepy body lotion

It is supposed to help you sleep. I cannot comment on that. It does smell nice though and does seem to help me relax.

OK now if you want more details on these products and are bored (wanting to watch something), then check out my video!!!

 

So, have you tried any of these products? Any suggestions from these brands? Please let me know in the comments below. I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with meย ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย Pinterest /ย Twitter/ย Instagram/Google+.ย /YouTubeย  Maybe give myย Facebook page a โ€˜likeโ€™ย and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joanna

Summer Clothing haul

Hi everyone!
Today’s post is a video promo post :). Tooting me own horn. I did a bit of clothing and random shopping the past few weeks and decided to share a few of the items I got. So if you are a size 16 UK, and you like wearing T-shirts, you should check out my video (yup, there is a bin in the first pic. Great prop) ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Me and my Tees ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

lso, if you like little trinkets and home wear, you should check out my video. If you are bored, check out my video.

If you are in your 40s and looking to find a new YouTuber, check out my channel (see what I did there?). If you are colour blind or partially sighted like me, I’d love it if you gave me a chance :).

So, that is my clothing haul video and here is my channel.

OK, thanks for stopping by.

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And don’t forget to follow my blog.

xx

Jo

3 Thoughts Tuesday

Hi everyone,

How are you? I hope you are having a lovely week. In today’s post I am going to share a new YouTube video idea I had. It is called 3 Tuesday Thoughts and I review 3 well known products and tell you what I think about them.

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In today’s video I talk about Estee Lauder Doublewear which is my Go To foundation if I want a budge proof foundation and a porcelaine skin effect. I ๐Ÿ˜ this foundation and in the video I show you how I apply it (sponge vs. brush) and what I think works.

I talk about the Stilla liquid eyeshadow in Grace. Are they worth the hype? Yes! They are opaque and stay on for a long time. I ๐Ÿ˜ it (more details in the video -toot toot).

I finally talk about lip oils and my favourite Clarins one. It is the Instant light lip comfort Oil. The colour I have is a kinda orange. I tell you why I like it and swatch it.

If you are interested in these products, click on the video and check out for yourself. Let me know how thesebeauty products work for you. If you are looking for a new channel to watch, check out mine.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx

Five Friday Faves

Hi!!

I thought I’d share with you another Five Friday Faves post video. What is Five Friday Faves? Well, I talk about Five random things I have been loving. I talk about makeup, skincare, books, clothes and more.

So, let’s start.

1. Oasis

I love shopping from Oasis and I picked up two things during the sales; a bag and a top.

The bag has leather details, stripes, and a big bow. It has some pockets inside. It is a “chuck in everything bag”. I use mine to go shopping and stuff like that.

I also bought a lilac top. It is very lightweight material. The cute thing about it are the sleeves. They look like they are lace. So pretty.

2. Kefir Quark

I am a mac n’cheese kinda girl cause well it is quite hard to sustain this bod ๐Ÿ˜œ. From time to time though, I slip off the unhealthy bandwagon and try something healthier. I bought my first (and not last) Kefir quark. I got it because I was looking for something good for my stomache (it is ideal if you are on antibiotics). I got the chia and raspberry flavour. It tastes a bit like a sour Greek yoghurt. It is thick and a bit sour. The seeds make it taste a bit yummier. I also add weetabix to mine and it makes a yummy filling brecki.

3. Olay Serum

So, full name is Olay anti-wrinkle 2 in 1 firm and lift booster and serum. It comes with a pump. It is a serum you can use before your moisturiser or under your makeup. It does plumpen up your skin. It is for women 40+. It does not break me out or sting. I usually wear it at night and in the morning my skin feels nice and soft.

4. Summer at Rose Island (by Holly Martin)

Time for some chick lit. Girl meets boy in a British UK seaside resort. There is a lighthouse. It has all that are essential for a big love story. I like it because it is funny and fast paced. A page turner coz it is fun.

5. Clinique Chubby Stick in

I have mentioned my chubby sticks over and over. They are so easy to use. I am partially sighted (I cannot see) , so it is very easy to mess up my eye makeup. These eyeshadow sticks are very easy to control. The pigmentation is quite good. The application is super easy. It spreads evenly and does not really crease (unless you colour your lids in too much and then, yes, after a while, it may crease). I have a couple of shades, but the one I reach for most often is Fuller Fudge.

So, you can now watch my video where I talk about these faves in more detail (maybe even subscribe to my channel?? ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜).

Have you tried any of these products? What are your Friday faves? Let me know in the comments below. Don’t forget to “follow” my blog (or Youtube channel), so that you never miss out on my super duper rambles.

Thanks for stopping by.

xx

Face Oils: my new love

Hi lovelies,

We all like our skin to be nice and soft, don’t we? The older you get though, the harder it is. The T word starts to be part of your vocabulary when you go to Boots (T word aka Texture). Today I will focus on a skincare product I started using and fell in looooooooove with.
Facial Oils

During Christmas I bought the M&S advent calendar. In it there was a small facial oil. It is called.

Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil, 30ml

I chucked it in my skincare stash and just forgot all about it. A couple of weeks ago I had a look at that stash and saw the facial oil again.

I first asked myself,
Do I need a face oil?
The answer is,
Yes!

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Why?

  • Face oils are very beneficial for you skin.
  • They hydrate and nourish your skin, even if you have oily skin. They actually boost your moisturiser.
  • Oils help you have a healthy glow
  • They help make the application of your foundation smoother. If you have dry patches, your foundation may stick to them. When you apply an oil, those dry patches become softer, making your skin softer and smoother.
  • Oils also act as a barrier against harmful pollutants. An oil is one more layer of protection!

Application

Put it between your palms, warm it up, and then apply all over your face. It is better to use it under your other products. It should be your first layer. You should do this morning and night.

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How does it feel?

It does not feel greasy. It leaves your skin nice and soft. It does not sting. It makes dry patches vanish and it smells nice (light rose scent which is not really noticeable).
I have the mini and I will definitely buy the full size.
If you are interested in other minies that I ended up getting in full size, please read this post. Do you have any facial oil recommendations? If yes, what are they? Please let me know in the comments below.

I hope you like this post. If you enjoyed what you read, do subscribe to my blog. We can also connect on social media. Click on the ones you use and connect with meย ๐Ÿ™‚ย ย Pinterest /ย Twitter/ย Instagram/Google+.ย /YouTubeย  Maybe give myย Facebook page a โ€˜likeโ€™ย and you will neva, eva miss out on my super posts.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Joanna

Balance Me Rose Otto Face Oil, 30ml