Monday, 31 December 2012

New Years Resolutions!

So today I thought I'd do a post on my new years resolutions with it being new years day tomorrow.

1. Eat healthily. I did start eating healthier this year but over Christmas that has just completely gone out the window!
2. Be more positive. I always tend to look on the negative side of things and I know that I really shouldn't.
3. Save money. I always aim to do this but then I always get to a certain amount and then end up spending it!
4. Drink more water. I never drink enough water although I know that I should.
5. Have more relaxation and me-time! More blogging, more reading, etc.
So I'm only going to do 5 new years resolutions because I know that otherwise I won't keep any of them! I'm hoping that because these are quite small and because I've posted them on here that I will be more likely to stick to them for once!
Let me know what your new years resolutions are in the comments!
Much love,
P.s. Happy New Year to you all! :) x

Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

I'm back again! Sorry I haven't posted on here in a while its just that real life seems to have taken over a bit but now I'm back and I'm going to do what I love more often - BLOG! I just thought that I'd do a quick post today to wish you all a Merry Christmas!
I will put up another beauty related post later this week so look out for that. But, for now I hope that you all have a good, fun Christmas Day and you get to unwrap lots of presents and over-eat!
Much love,

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Kate Morton

So today I thought I'd do a post on one of my favourite authors (and I have a lot of favourites!) because I've just finished one of her books. I am a total bookworm and love reading longer books and books that leave you guessing about what the endings going to be and Kate Morton's books do just that. I think that she's only done four books in total, The House at Riverton (her most well known), The Distant Hours, The Forgotten Garden and The Secret Keeper. I've only read the first two so far but plan on reading the others very soon. They are amazing books and are so addictive! I literally can't  put them down once I've started reading them. They really capture your imagination and your always picturing the characters and the situations. I would definitely recommend Kate Morton as an author to anyone so if your a bookworm like me and you've never read any of  her books go and read them now! You won't regret it!

I'd also like to say thank you to everyone that is following me as I have now reached 25 followers. This may not sound like many to most people but when I first started this blog I didn't really expect any followers so its quite an achievement for me! So, thank you!
Remember to leave any suggestions for blog posts that you have in the comments for me please!
Much love,

Friday, 9 November 2012

No ideas!!!

Sorry I haven't posted in a while guys! I just didn't know what to post about and then I was going to do a haul but then my camera died so I couldn't and yeh... I'm rambling a bit now! So, if you've got any ideas on what I should post about please let me know in the comments! Anyway, I should hopefully post again soon when I've got some more ideas or I've got my camera sorted and whatnot.
Much love,

Saturday, 27 October 2012

So, I thought I'd do the I <3 Fall Tag today because I've seen quite a lot of people do it and thought that it would be fun to do. So, here goes:
1)Favourite Fall Lip Product?
I don't really have a specific favourite for fall but it would probably be my MUA Lipstick in Shade 5.
2) Favourite Fall Nail Polish?
Probably at the minute Avon Nailwear Pro+ Nail Enamel in Plum Seduction which is (as the name suggests) a dark plumy, purpleish colour.
3) Favourite Starbucks Fall Drink?
I don't really go to Starbucks all that often but I like the Caramel Hot Chocolate with Cinnamon sprinkled on top.
4) Favourite Fall Candle?
I don't really tend to burn candles but I suppose anything Cinnamony really.
5) Favourite Fall Scarf/Accessory?
My big blue and red floral scarf from Primark last year or my new grey and black one from Primark this year.

6) Haunted House, Haunted Hay-Ride or Haunted Corn Maze?
I don't really know what a Haunted Hay-Ride or a Haunted Corn Maze is because I live in England so I'd probably say Haunted House.
7) Favourite Halloween Movie?
I don't really watch Halloween movies but probably Fright Night or Friday the 13th.
8) Favourite Candy to eat on Halloween?
Erm... Any i suppose.
9) What are you dressing up as for Halloween?
Nothing because I'm not doing anything but if I was probably a witch because I've already got the outfit!
10) What is your favourite thing about Fall?
Everything! I love the weather, the colours, the smells... just absolutely everything! It has to be my favourite season!
There you go guys. I tag all of you to do it and if you do leave a link below and I'll check it out. If you don't have a blog I'd love to see your answers down below in the comments. Remember to leave any posts that you want me to do below as well. 
Much love,

Thursday, 25 October 2012


Halloween is not my favourite thing but I still like it and I think that its great that kids (and adults!) get the chance to dress up and go out trick or treating and have a great time. I love the spookiness of Halloween and I think that some of the costumes that you can get are great. I'm not a fan of the nice, girly, fairy looks that some people go for but I love the spooky outfits-the zombies and vampires and whatnot.

  Let me know in the comments if your going to be dressing up and what your going to be wearing and whether your like halloween or not. I may put up an extra post later this week as I may have a bit of extra time so keep your eyes peeled for that :)
Much love,

Thursday, 18 October 2012


Is it just me that loves autumn?! I love getting out all the big jumpers and warm, cosy boots :) 
I love the autumn colours and am definitely incorporating them into my style and my make-up. Dark, berry lips and jeans. Mmmm... I love it! :)

I think that autumn has to be my favourite season. I love being able to wrap up warm and get all cosy, lots of time inside with the heating on, reading a book with a mug of hot chocolate. One of my favourite things to do in autumn. Comment below and let me know what your favourite thing about Autumn is. Also, if you have any blog posts that you want me to do leave them below as well.
Much love,

Thursday, 11 October 2012


So today I thought that I'd do a post on some quotes and what not that I like or that inspire me so here you go:

I decided to stop otherwise this post would be far too long so these are just some of the quotes that I like. So, I hope you enjoyed this and I'll be back again next week :)
Much love,

Thursday, 4 October 2012

The Beauty Blogger Tag!

So, I thought that I'd do the Beauty Blogger tag today. Sorry for all of these tag kind of posts recently, it's just that I haven't really been trying any products or anything to review for you but I'm sure that they'll be one soon! Anyway, here we go:

1. Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
My hair is naturally kinda wavy if I let it air dry but if I blow dry it, it goes kinda straightish!
2. What is your natural hair colour?
My natural hair colour is blonde. Although it keeps getting darker! :(
3. Do you die it or do you go to a salon?
I don't dye my hair and I never have done!
4. How often do you wash your hair?
Generally everyday because otherwise my hair gets quite greasy.
5. Do you wear the same hairstyle everyday or do you change it up?
I tend to just wear my hair naturally down but I do sometimes wear it up in a messy bun depending on what I'm doing. I can't really do all that much with my hair because I have a fringe and its not all that long!
6.  Do you do your own nails or do you go to a salon?
I don't tend to do my nails all that often because I don't have time and we're not allowed to wear nail polish to school. But wen I do, I do it myself and then will sometimes, very rarely, go to a salon.
7. How often do you change your nail polish?
When I paint them, probably every 5ish days depending on the colour and how chipped it is!
8. Do you always wear nail polish on your toes?
I do most of the time unless I'm feeling really lazy or haven't had time.
9. How long does it take you to put your make-up on?
For school, 5 minutes and otherwise about 10-15 minutes unless I'm going out at night or going somewhere special and then it'll take me about 30 minutes!
10. What do you do first, your face or your eyes?
I do my face, then my eyes and then powder my face to set it all afterwards.
11. Do you collect make-up or just buy it when you need it?
A bit of both really because I only buy like face things when I need to but anything else I just tend to buy if I really like it.
12. How often do you wear false lashes?
Never! I've actually never worn them although I'm sure that I will do soon.
13. Do you wear a full face of make-up everyday?
Probably not what everyone would class as a full face of make-up but for me I do if I'm going anywhere other than like the supermarket.
14. Do you wear make-up just around the house?
Nope because I think its good to give your skin a rest.
15. Will you leave the house without make-up on?
Yes but not all that often and only when I'm just like popping to the shop or something.
16. How many high end products do you have?
I don't really have any because I usually don't really usually have enough money but I have got quite a bit of money at the minute so I might treat myself :)
17. How often do you wash your make-up brushes?
I know this is really bad! But, probably only about once a month! I know you should wash them more often and I do try to but I just never seem to have time and mine seem to take forever to dry!
18. Do you plan what you are going to wear the next day or when your getting dressed?
Probably when I'm getting dressed although I do usually already have an idea of what I'm going to wear.
19. How often do you change your handbag?
Not very often unless I just like want a smaller bag for something as I usually use one for ages before I change it!
20. What time do you usually get up and go to sleep?
6:00 for school and about 7:00 at a weekend because I've always woken up early. And then usually about 9:30 or sometimes 10:00 at a weekend.
21. How often and when do you work out?
I don't really tend to work out at all! The only proper exercise I ever really do is in P.E lessons once a week.
22. Left or right-handed?
23. How tall are you?
About 5'5 and a half I think.
24. Do you speak a foreign language?
Not fluently but I am doing French GCSE.
25. How many pets do you have?
3 fish. A bit lame but ya know.
26. How often are you on blogger?
Everyday unless I literally have not a second to spare!
27. Do you read the comments posted on your blog?
Yepp. And I reply to every single one :)
28. Do you keep a list of products to try as you read other blogs?
Most of the time unless I don't have somewhere to write it down at the time.
29. How did you come up with your blog name?
Erm.. Well I've always used the Jemini bit for accounts online because my name's Jemma and I'm a Gemini. And then I just though the x was cute and that the life made sense because it was going to be about me and my life.
30. What sort of camera do you use to take your photos?
I haven't actually posted any photos on here, all of mine have been Internet pictures because I never remember beforehand and then when I'm writing the post I never have time or its always later at night. But when I do I'll be using the FujiFilm Finepix J20 which is just a small little camera. And its blue! :)
31. How often do you clean your room?
I don't very often because my mum tends to do it because she's got like her cleaning routine and everything.
32. What is your favourite colour?
Probably purple or green. But a darker green.
33. What is your favourite magazine?
Probably Now, Look and maybe Glamour.
34. Do you swear?
Yes. A lot more than I should although I have started swearing less and now I only do it when I'm angry or something.
35. What are you going to do today?
Probably not very much because it's like 17:30 now so probably have tea, go on my iPod a bit and watch catch-up of tv shows and then probably shower and then go on my iPod some more before going to sleep because I'm cool like that.
Anyway, that's today's post done! I know its really long but heyho. I tag all of you lot out there to do this and if you do let me know in the comments! :)
Much love,

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Favourite Bloggers!

So, I thought that I'd do a post on some of my favourite bloggers today. I do follow more blogs than the ones mentioned in this post and I do like them but I've had to cut the list down otherwise this post would be far too long! So, here goes:

I absolutely love Bubz's blog/website and it was the first beauty one that I ever started reading. She not only does beauty, skincare and fashion posts, she also does really inspirational lifestyle/life matters posts which I love. I really admire Bubz and all of her hard work and if I had to pick someone to be my role model it would have to be her.

I love Louise's blog, she always posts regularly and does a wide variety of posts on beauty and skincare as well as some lifestyle type of posts including posts on BabyGlitter. (So cute!)

I love Zoe's blog because she's just an all round good person and does amazing posts. I'm also slightly jealous of her hair!

I love Thrifty's blog. It is absolutely amazing if your on a budget as she always has some great money saving tips.

I love Sammi's blog because she does fashion posts as well as beauty and lifestyle posts which I love and I love her style!

FleurDeForce (And BrideDeForce)
I love Fleur's blog as she does some amazing beauty and skincare posts. I also love her bridal blog with her sister Hannah because I love reading about Fleur's wedding preparation!

I love Sara's blog because she does some really useful and interesting beauty and skincare posts about pretty much anything.

I know that these are mainly quite big, popular bloggers (who all have YouTube channels!) but I've been following their blogs for quite a while now and I absolutely love them all! Let me know in the comments who some of your favourite bloggers are.
Much Love,

Thursday, 20 September 2012

11 Questions Tag!

So, today I'm going to be doing the 11 Questions tag. I just thought that this was something fun to do and a bit of a different type of post so here goes:
1) Do you like coffee?
Not really no, I'm more of a tea and hot chocolate kinda girl!
2) What is your all-time favourite film?
Ermmm... I'm not really sure, at the minute I'd have to say Bridesmaids because its a great pick-me up film.
3) When did you start blogging, and what made you want to blog?
I started blogging in April of this year and I wanted to start blogging because I really enjoyed reading other peoples blogs and thought that it would be fun to start my own and I'm so glad that I did!
4) What do you usually do in the holidays?
Erm.. I'm generally either meeting friends, shopping, having sleepovers, visiting family or just spending the days at home relaxing.
5) What is your favourite memory so far of this year?
Probably my aunties wedding when I was a bridesmaid (again!)
6) Where would you like to travel?
I would love to travel all over the world but in particular I'd love to travel to America.
7) If a genie gave you three wishes, what would you wish for?
Errr.. These are really superficial but... Great GCSE results, £1 million and a boyfriend!
8) Do you like folding paper stars?
Huh? What? I guess not...
9) Do you like to cook?
I love cooking and I'm actually alright at it!
10) Where would you like to be at this very moment?
On a really long holiday in America!
11) What was your New Years resolution?
To be healthier! And I have sort of been healthier for the most part!

So, I hope you guys enjoyed this post and I tag all of you to do it, even if you don't have a blog, leave your response as a comment and I'd love to read them! Anyway, till next time
Much Love,

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Makeup Favourites


So, I'm back with a beauty post and this is going to be on my makeup favourites/the makeup that I wear on a daily basis. My makeup looks do tend vary depending on like the seasons and stuff (I tend to wear more makeup in winter than summer). So this is kind of my sort of summer/autumn makeup.
I prefer to wear tinted moisturiser instead of a thick foundation and this year I've been using Natural Collection Tinted Moisturiser. I then wear concealer and lately I've been wearing Natural Collection Cover-Up Cream ( In know, there are quite a few Natural Collection items in this!). I then use Avon Colourtrend Face Powder as its quite good and its just one I kind of had sitting around for a while. For my eyes, I use Natural Collection eyeshadow in Seashell all over my eyes, then Boots No7 eyeshadow in Antique Rose all over my lid and then Natural Collection in Milk Chocolate in my crease to add a little bit of definition. I then use Natural Collection Lash Length Mascara.
Right I think that's all the make-up I wear on a daily basis! I don't really tend to wear anything on my lips other than a tinted lip balm every day as I have school and we're not actually allowed to wear make-up but you know! I just wear it anyway. I hope you enjoyed this post and I'm sorry it took so long for me to post it. Have a great rest of the week :)
Much Love,
P.s. The Natural Collection Make-up is available at Boots and online here as is the No7 (the actual eyeshadow that I use is not available online but it may still be in stores) and the Avon is available to order from the Avon book and online here.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

I'm back!

I'm back guys! Sorry I haven't posted for a while but I've been on holiday and then had some family 'issues' to deal with but I'm back now! I will be posting a proper blog post soon so keep your eyes peeled for that!
Much love,

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Skincare Review

This is a review of the Boots Tea Tree and Witch Hazel Skincare range. I've been using this for a good six months now and I really like it. I have the Foaming Face Wash, the Cleansing & Toning Lotion, the Exfoliating Face Scrub, the Shine Control Daily Moisturiser, the Night Gel and the Peel Off Face Mask (Wow! Thats a lot!). I use the Wash, the Lotion and the Moisturiser every morning and night; the Scrub every other night, the Face Mask once a week and then the Night Gel occasionally when i remember. I tend to use some of my Simple Skincare for the first week of the month and then the Boots range for the rest of the month-I have no idea why but this just seems to work with my skin.


I really like this skincare range and have found that its helped with my acne as well as any oiliness. I find that the Wash really does get rid of any make-up that I've got on and the moisturiser doesn't make my skin oily. I think that it is really good value for money as the prices range from £2.99 to £3.59. I would defineltly recommend this range to people who have oily or acne-prone skin as it really does help. This range is available from all Boots stores as well as online here:
Much love,

Friday, 20 July 2012

Thank You :)

This is just a quick post to thank all of you that gave me ideas on my last post. There were some really good ideas and will be doing blogposts on them soon :) This is also a quick post to apologise for not posting recently, its because I've not been very well. However, all is now well and I have the whole summer holidays ahead of me! Yay :) So, fingers crossed I should get more time to blog :) Anyway, off to the doctors later so I'd better go and get some jobs done first!
Much love,

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Ideas, Ideas, Ideas!


I am planning to do a couple of reviews on here soon but i fear it may begin to get a bit boring if i keep doing reviews. Do you have any blog posts you want me to do? If you do then please let me know in the comments below :) I am happy to do anything requested (if posible) so please give me all of your ideas! :)

Much love,

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

N-Spa Lip Balm


I was planning to do a review of a different product but then decided that this product was in urgent need of a review! I was kindly bought this for my birthday a few weeks ago. I didn't actually try this product straight away because I was using up an old lip balm but when I did try this product I fell in LOVE with it! It is absolutely amazing. I would describe it as a mix between a lip balm and a lip gloss becuase it has the look and the glossiness of a lipgloss but all the benefits of a lip balm. It moisturises your lips whilst giving them a nice glossy sheen. I have to say that this is the best lip balm AND the best lipgloss that I have ever used!
I think that they are available from most asda stores in packs of three but am not entirely sure as i couldn't find it online.
I will do my planned review soon but I decided that this needing reviewing first :)

Much love,

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Summer Goals Update!

Thought that I would update you all on my Summer Goals from my last post. I set myself 4 goals; to eat healthier, to get more active, to read more and to get more me-time on sundays.
I have begun to eat slightly healthier foods. Its nothing major but its a start! Unfortunately the weather here has been rubbish lately so I haven't been able to get outside much but I have started moving around more and making sure that I'm not sat down for ages! Now, that my exams are over I have finally had more time to read! Yay :) (Just started the Hunger Games). The only one that I haven't really had any success on is the last one - me-time on Sundays because I had my Auntie's Wedding last weekend and then I was revising all the time before that! However, I plan to definitely have some me-time tomorrow! :)

So, it's only small changes at the minute but I'm getting there! I have been more successful in keeping to the goals this time compared to previous attempts and I just hope that I an stick to them now! :)
Keep your eyes peeled for some upcoming reviews on here :)
Much love,

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

New Summer Goals


This is going to be on some new goals that I've set myself for this summer. I think that having them written on here will hopefully motivate me to follow them for more than a couple of weeks for once! So, here are my goals:

1. Eat healthier - I am one of the most unhealthy people ever!

2. Get more active/Spend more time outside - I spend far to much time inside!!

 3. Read more - One of my favourite things to do yet I never seem to have the time!

 4. Relax more, me-time on Sundays - I'm always far too stressed out and never get any time to just relax and treat myself!

Hopefully I will actually follow these! I'm starting small with my goals so that they are actually achievable but they will hopefully gradually get bigger. I think that these goals are actually quite simple to follow but it's just about me having the will-power to stick with them!
Thats all for now. I'll hopefully keep you updated on these if they go well!

Sunday, 20 May 2012


This is a quick post to apologize for not posting for a while. I've got exams at school so have been busy revising for them and then I've also been really busy with family stuff. I will soon get into the habit of posting hopefully once a week I promise!! Sorry guys!
Much love,

Thursday, 26 April 2012

MUA Review :)

I'm going to be reviewing a few of the MUA - Make-up Academy - products today. I know that I promised to do this post last week but I was really busy and ran out of time so here it is for you now!
Anyway, lets get on with it! I'm going to be reviewing the MUA lipsticks, eyeliners and eyeshadows. I absolutely love this brand because the products are so cheap and affordable yet still good quality.
I have the lipsticks in Shades 5&6 and I absolutely love them! They are really creamy and moisturising and go on easily. They give you enough colour without being overpowering
 and are wearable for everyday. What I will say though is that they are not the same colours as they are in the pictures online.

I also have the eyeliner in Rich Brown which I love as well. It glides on well and is easy to apply and I also think that the sharpener in the lid is really useful as well. I then have the Pearl Eyeshadow in Shade 6 which is a gorgeous bluey/greeny colour with a shimmer to it. I love this to pieces as well!
All in all, I cannot rave enough about these products! I think that they are amazing and great value for money. Nothing is above £10 which i think is great especially for the quality. When I first saw the range I wasn't sure about getting any of the products becuase I thought that they would just be another rubbish cheap make-up brand but i couldn't have been more wrong! I absolutely love these products and am planning on picking up some more next time I'm in town.
The basic range is avaliable exclusively at Superdrug and the Proffesional range is onlyavaliable at certain Superdrug stores which is a bit annoying but you can order products from their website:

Hope this was useful to some of you out there who are shopping on a budget!
I will hopefully do another post either later this week or next week depending on when I get time.
Much love,

Monday, 16 April 2012

Quick Post!

Sorry its been a while, I've been away for a few days and then have been really busy. I haven't got much time now so this is just a quick post to let you know that I haven't forgotten about and that I will hopefully be doing a review on some of the MUA products later this week for you!
Much love,

Monday, 2 April 2012


This is just a quick first post to say hi and to let you know that I'll be blogging about lots of things from life to fashion and beauty :) I hope that you like it and keep on reading my posts :)
Bye for now :)
Much love,