July Favourites 😍😍

Hi everyone!

Sooo, I decided to give my YouTuber me a boost by filming better quality videos (because the quality of my videos is why I am stuck on 339 subscribers, not coz I may be boring!!!). Anyhoo, so, I sat in front of my video, got the focus right (or so she thought) and started filming. My July faves are great. My video, not so much 😜.

Sowieeee

So, my background focus is great, crisp, clear. Amazing.

I, on the other hand, am blurry. Not a good look.

But I did share the video and I am giving you guys a short post regarding my faves (products may include affiliate links).

My July faves

I talk about my favourite skincare and makeup.
I usually shop from Superdrug, Boots and M&S when it comes to my beauty and skincare.
So, what on earth did I love?

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Skincare

*Formula Jaw and Neck cream (M&S)
This cream has a similar texture to moisture surge. The nice jelly, cooling feeling. I have been using it for about a month now and I do feel the skin under my chin tightening. I have linked a product similar to what I am using because I was not able to find what I have been using. Defo check it out if you are in the market for a nice jaw cream. It is around 15 pounds.

*Rosie Autograph Summer Rose Perfume (Marks and Spencer brand)

OK, I am kinda cheating here, but where would I put a perfume??? I love this perfume. It is a summer rose with a hint of a cucumber-y freshness to it. I love it (my fave perfumes are Chloe love, Escada notes, Clinique aromatics white- just to give you a feel of what I like).

Aveeno Hand cream

This is a great hand cream. It does not sting, it gets absorbed quickly and it does not smell.

Sudocream (baby bum cream)

Random, I know but I just love it. My boyfriend told me to use it when my skin was feeling itchy and it was red. Works great on eczema as well.

Interdental brushes from Boots (or anywhere)

I get food stuck in my teeth (TMI), I know, but I use these little brushes and they are amazing!!!! I love them. I have them all around my house now. I use them instead of floss. If you have never tried them, please check them out!

4Head Balm (great for headaches)

So you know when you have a throbbing headache and your magic trick (paracetamol and coffee) does not work? This is when you should try this product. It is a balm you swipe over wherever you have a headache and it starts tingling. It has helped me in some cases with headaches. I really like it!

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Makeup

*Gold Rush Blush by Benefit

An oldie, but a goodie. I use this blush a lot. I love it. It is my summer go to blush. I bought the mini blush and it is great! No meed to buy the full size.

MaxFactor Bewitching Coral

I love this lipstick. So pretty. Loads of compliments. Great for the summer. Amazing texture. Nice, soft, nourishing. I love this line. I have written a blog post about it and you can find it here.

*Clinique Sunkissed Bronzer

I was given this bronzer when I bought a load of other products from Clinique. I really like it. Summery.

I didn’t like the Bionsen Deoderant and the Jelly Pop Lipgloss from E.l.f (will give that another shot though).

For more details and to see my failed attempt at a better quality video, check out my Youtube post.

Thanks for stopping by. Let me know what your faves are.

Till next time….

The one about masks and nail varnish

Hi lovelies,

You are tired and you want to relax, what do you do?

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For me, it’s coffee from my coffee machine (yummy latte), a record playing in the background, a book (currently reading Sophie Kinsella’s book and love it) and some sort of pampering session i.e. nails and masks.

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My masks

I went into Boots and bought loads of masks. Hydrating, soothing, brightening. Love them all!

My nails

I got the 60 seconds nail varnish from Rimmel and the base/top coat from the same brand as well. I am really happy with the results guys!

My Vlog

I filmed a vlog where I talk about all the masks I got and tell you what I think of the one I used. I also chat to you about stuffs 😜. So, grab your coffee (or tea) and check out my vlog. Maybe give my video a thumbs up and even subscribe? (shameless plug!!)

Till next time

Jo

The Maxi Dress Monster…..

My boyfriend asked me why I don’t wear dresses. I thought to myself.

Why don’t I?

Well, I thought they’d make me look bigger than what I am. I thought they’d emphasize my lymphodema. I just forgot about them and just kept on buying trousers.

One day I was in New Look and saw a pretty leopard print maxi dress. I tried it on. I liked it, but I thought to myself,

I cannot wear dresses in public.

Or can I?

A few days fast forward, I showed my friend Marina (she was visiting from Greece).

I said proudly,

Look at the dress I got for the beach!!

She said,

Why won’t you wear it anywhere else?

Umm cause my body shape was a fat pear and cause I didn’t wanna look like a fatso box.

But then I stood in front of a mirror. Vanity started floating in the air…

Hmmmm I can pull this off.

So, I did. I wore my maxi dress in London and loved it.

I felt sophisticated and fun. Summery and free. I wanted to twirl in my dress.

Then a monster was born. The Maxi Dress Shopper Monster. I have five dresses now. I 😍 them all.

I filmed a ”get ready with me” video showing you a dress I got from Debenham,’s. If you have time, check my video out. Dosubscribe to my channel. I would appreciate the support.

That is all for now. I hope you enjoyed my ramble. Till next time

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June Faves

Hi lovelies!!

What were your June faves?

I had loads. Beauty, fashion and random.

You can watch everything by clicking on my YouTube video. Do subscribe. It would be great if you supported my channel the way you support my blog. So watch my fave lippies, nail varnish, foundation (everyone is raving about it, but I didn’t like it at first), fashion from zara (da best Tee) and… wait for it… art!!

Here is my video.

Thanks for stopping by.

Joanna

Statiobery Haul and Giveaway

Hi lovelies!!

I bought loads of pretty things. I am a planner girl, a stationery horder.

I also have a giveaway going on on my YouTube channel. Basically, I bought loads of stationery, filmed a video and now I am sharing it here. If you want to check out my video, please do.

Don’t forget to like my FB page and follow my blog xx

Till next time….

Jo

Little Miss Sunshine Review

Hi lovelies,

Fancy a night out with your friends, your family, or even a date night? I have you covered! Yesterday evening we went to the theater (Dawnie and I. Dawnie is my work wifey) . It was fantastic and I am going to tell you all about it.

Where? What?

I went to the York Grand Opera House and I saw Little Miss Sunshine. According to the press release,

Based on the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Arndt, Little Miss Sunshine is the off-beat musical comedy created by the Tony Award-winning team of James Lapine (who collaborated with Stephen Sondheim on Into the Woods and Sunday in the Park with George) and William Finn (25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Falsettos).

Tell us more…

Well, I do not want to give too much away, but there it is about a family with variousΒ  ‘characters’ who go on an 800 mile road trip in order to take part in the Little Miss Sunshine pageant. You get to witness loads of comical moments as well as sad ones. Lots of conversations everyone can relate to.

I laughed

and cried

It’s a musical… Is it too sing-y?

Nope. Great balance. The songs are well placed throughout the musical and they are very catchy. Fun. You do end up dancing a bit in your seat. My favourite scene is the fight… and it is music to my ears. Literally. So smart. So cool.

What else?

Well, they use the stage well. The stage is big. It looks like a rich production. The bus scenes are really well thought out. The lighting is great. The sound is amazing. Not too high, not too low. Just right.

More Details

The musical is about two hours long with a break in the middle. Time flies coz you are having so much fun. The wine Dawnie and I had was a really nice addition to the evening.

Book a Ticket. What is on offer?

The show is on until Saturday 7th of June. What are you waiting for?

The Grand Opera House York are offering 14-26 year olds tickets for 10 pounds plus a free drink. All you need to do is mention SUNSHINE10 when booking (online or at the box office)..

Press tickets courtesy ofΒ Grand Opera House York*Β in exchange for this review.Β Tickets #gifted.

Photo credits: pics of the musical were taken by Manuel Harlan-Min.

Other pics: taken by me.