Sunday, 9 April 2017

When to give your makeup the chuck | Makeup Expiration Dates

Hey everyone, if you're anything like me, then you're a bit of a makeup hoarder. I just collect my makeup and never seem to bin them, but the other day I did have a clear out of all the old products. It's important to do this because otherwise the products won't work to the best of their abilities and the product will collect bacteria. So here is a rough guide on when to bin old makeup products, and signs that your makeup is too old to use!

Mascara - 2-3 months - clumpy, smells weird, spreads bacteria
Liquid foundation and concealer - 6-12 months - separate layers or lightened - keep out of sunlight as uv rays destroy preservation
Lip stick - 2 years - dry
Lip gloss - 1 year - extra sticky
Nail polish - 1-2 years - gloopy or won't mix when shaken
Powder, eyeshadow, blush - 2 years - more dry and flaky
Fragrances - 8-10 years - smell different and lighter colour - keep in cool dry places
Lotion - change in scent or colour

Hope this post was helpful!

Jasmine x

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Current River Island Wishlist

Hi everyone, today I have just a little post on the clothes I'd like to buy from River Island. River Island is one of my favourite shops but on a student budget it's not possible to buy everything I like, so I'm writing this post instead.

Items from left to right;

Hope you liked this post and maybe it has given you some fashion inspiration too!

Jasmine x


Sunday, 22 January 2017

Current Skincare Routine

Hi everyone, todays post is my skincare routine. Recently my skin has been getting really clear and looking so much better, but ironically I've woken up today with a new spot after about 2 weeks of not getting any. I put this down to hormones and all those things but I think my actual skincare routine has helped my skin.

Products in the order that I use them;

1. Granire Micellar Cleansing Water - Since this has come out it has definitely become a cult product. I'm not exaggerating when I say I've gotten through at least 10 bottles of this. It takes my makeup off like nothing else and is perfect for my sensitive skin.

2. The Body Shop Tea Tree 3-in-1 wash-scrub-mask - I don't tend to use this product as a mask but I do use it as a face wash. Tea Tree has so many great properties for your skin, and I find that this wash leaves my skin feeling so clean and fresh.

3. Liz Earle Instant Boost Skin Tonic - Controversially, I found that the Liz Earle Hot Cloth Cleanser broke me out in spots, but the tonic leaves my skin feeling so clean and doesn't break me out.

4. The Body Shop Tea Tree Daily Solution - As I said earlier, tea tree is so good for the skin, and I think it's this has has really helped to clear my skin the most.

5. Clinique All About Eyes Rich - For someone my age, this really isn't essential, but I felt like my skincare routine needed an eye cream and I think Clinique do some of the most hydrating products.

6. Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief - This is my favourite skin care product and I really don't think I could ever live without it. It is so easy to apply, a little goes a long way and nothing moisturises my face like this.

7. Origins Clear Improvement Face Mask - Charcoal masks have really gained in popularity recently. I only use this about once or twice a week, but it leaves my skin feeling really smooth.

Hope you've enjoyed this post. If you have any skincare recommendations then please let me know!

Jasmine x

Saturday, 21 January 2017

Healthy(ish) Flapjack Recipe

Hi everyone, todays post is a healthy(ish) flapjack recipe. I took a basic flapjack recipe and just altered it to be a tad healthier and it has turned out great. If you're not too fussed on the health aspect of this recipe, you could add chocolate chips too!


3 cups of oats (I just used basic porridge oats)
1 cup of milk (I used soya milk)
1/2 cup of honey 
1/2 cup of walnuts
1/2 cup of cashews
1/2 cup of pecans
1/4 cup of brown sugar
Little bit of desiccated coconut to go on top

Can I also just point out how adorable these cat measurement cups are!

1. First I preheated the oven to gas mark 5. 

2. I chopped up all the nuts and mixed all the ingredients together. I then put the mixture into a baking tray lined with baking paper and flattened the mixture out. I then sprinkled the desiccated coconut on the top.

3. I then put the tray in the oven for 20 minutes, but make sure you check them every now and then, because I did cook this in the oven at university and the oven is a bit dodgy compared to other ovens.

4. I then waited for it to cool and then cut it into 10 bars.

Hope you liked this recipe, and if you make them then please let me know or send me a picture of them on Instagram!

Jasmine x


Sunday, 18 December 2016

My University Experience So Far

Hey everyone, I thought I'd write a little blogpost on my university experience so far. This might be interesting for those of you trying to decide whether or not to go to university or maybe if you're already at university and just wandering how over people are finding university.

Personally the homesickness kicked in very early in the first and second week, but since then I've been absolutely fine and settled in really well.

Before I carry on with all the great things about university, I guess I had better get the bad thongs out of the way. So before coming to university I'll admit I wasn't the tidiest, in fact my mum was pretty sure I'd be the messiest person at university, but university has turned me into a bit of a clean freak. As much as this could be seen as a good thing, the only reason this has happened is because the kitchen is normally always a disgusting and messy. People leave there stuff anywhere, leave their rubbish lying around for days or until someone tidies for them and don't wash up for days so there are dirty plates everywhere. Also, one flatmate decided to cut her toenails in the kitchen and leave all the clippings everywhere... I know, its disgusting. This is something I'm still trying to deal, and I'm just hoping people are tidier next term.

When living with strangers its inevitable that there will be arguments, and trust me we've had a lot. We're all making more effort now to get along but there have been many house meetings to try and sort things out.

Money can be an issue. I was lucky enough to work lots over summer so have savings but for most of my house mates their motto is "out it on the overdraft". As long as you're careful with money you'll be fine, one of my house mates had far more money than me yet he still ended up with no overdraft left by the end of term, so you just need to budget well.

Now the good things... I love the independence I have from living away from home and being able to do whatever I want. I actually quite enjoy doing my own food shopping and looking after myself. Although sometimes having my mum at uni would be helpful just to force me to go into my seminars rather than sleep. My course overall is great and other than one module I'm really enjoying it. So far all my assessments have been coursework which has been great too. I live in Bath now and I love it here. Over Christmas its been hectic because of tourists visiting the Christmas markets, but its such a beautiful place to live. The nightlife is also pretty good, but most nights we go to the Student Union bar instead.

If you're at university then let me know what its been like for you so far!
Thanks for reading!

Jasmine xx


Monday, 8 August 2016

Current ASOS Wish List

Hi everyone, I haven't written a blog post in quite a while mainly due to my exams and now I'm working full time. I do really want to get back into blogging, especially as I'll be (hopefully) going to university in September and would love to write some university posts. If anyone would like to do any collaborations or would like to give me any blog post ideas, please let me know in the comments! Enough of me blabbering on, here is my current ASOS wish list;

From left to right;

Hoped you've liked this little post. If there are any other shops you'd like me to do a wish list for, then please let me know!

Jasmine x


Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Top 5 Favourite Candles

Hi everyone, todays post is most top 5 favourite candles. It's just a little post because I am pretty hopeless at describing scents, but all 5 are very sweet, so if you prefer musky scents, these may not be for you. Give them a smell when you're next shopping, especially Yankee Candle's 'Pink Sands' because it's my all time favourite! They'd also make great presents for any candle lover.

Yankee Candle - 'Sweet Apple'
Lily Flame - 'Party Time'
Yankee Candle - 'Pink Sands'
Yankee Candle - 'Margarita Time'
Yankee Candle - 'Wild Passion Fruit'

'Wild Passion Fruit' was the first ever Yankee Candle I bought, and when I had it in the small jar, it was such a lovely strong scent that fills a room amazingly!

Thanks for reading
Jasmine x
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