Friday, 28 February 2014

Blogger Interview: Meet Glitter and Cookies

Hey Guys!
So I've got something a little bit special for you to read today! The other day I was scrolling through twitter when I saw Alex from Glitter and Cookies, mentioning something about a collaboration, after replying back and fourth we both decided that we were both going to do a guest post on each others blog answering 20 questions that we both came up with.

I want to say a quick thank you to Alex for giving me the opportunity to do this, it's not something I have done before and it has been good fun answering the questions and getting to meet her. So thank you Alex!! 

If you want to read my guest blog then pop on over to Glitter and Cookies, but make sure you stay to find out all about the ever so sweet Alex.



Hello everyone! 
It’s Alex from Glitter and Cookies! Today my post is not on my own blog but on Jess’s lovely blog! We agreed to do a guest post on each other’s blog and came up with some questions. It was so much fun to think of the questions and answering them!

1. Why and when did you start blogging?
I spend so much time watching Youtube videos and for about two years I had been wanting to start my own channel as it seems so much fun, and also I wanted to share my ideas and experiences with someone who could appreciate me, because my friends aren’t into the same things as I am. But I was (and still am) too shy to start filming myself, so last January I finally started my blog instead, as I feel a lot more confident and also I love to write!

2. Where did you get the idea for your blog name?
I always have a hard time choosing names for things, so I was really struggling. I didn’t want to come up with a silly or pretentious name, I wanted something original. So I started focusing on what I was going to write about on my blog, and that’s how I came up with Glitter and Cookies. 

3. What is your blog about, and what inspires your posts?
My blog is still very new so maybe it doesn’t appear to have a good variety of all my subjects yet, but I want my blog to be about beauty, DIY such as jewellery and decoration, a bit of fashion and a bit of food, not elaborated recipes, but cute and easy desserts and quick meal ideas. 

4. Where did you get your idea/inspiration for the design of your blog? Is there a story behind it?
I really want my blog to look good because despite the saying that appearance isn’t important, it really is, and when it comes to things such as blogs it really makes a difference on how people perceive the blog as that’s what gives people the first impression. To be honest when I started my blog I picked a background I thought was cute and looks like glitters, is quite abstract and has a good colour palette with some pretty pinks. But I am working on a new design!

5. How often do you blog? Or plan to blog?
I don’t want to give myself a strict schedule like blogging every Tuesday and Friday for example, as I never have the same days off from work, and my shifts change all the time so I can’t plan when I’m going to blog. But I do keep a little notebook with scheduled posts and blog ideas, so when I am free I can just look at it and write. So far I am satisfied of how often I write. I wouldn’t want to write everyday as I am scared I would run out of ideas! 

6. Do you ever suffer from blog envy? Wishing your blog looked as good as someone else's? Or wishing you had thought of that name?
I wouldn’t say I have ever been envious of someone else’s blog, I’m quite proud of how my blog looks and its name. There are some blogs that look really professional, and although I’m not envious, I hope mine will look as good one day.

7. Do you prefer writing beauty blogs or lifestyle blogs?
I haven’t written a lifestyle blog yet, but I do like reading them, and it’s something I would consider doing. Maybe when I do something that is interesting enough lol!
I do enjoy my beauty blog posts, and I don’t only focus on make up, but all sorts of products, so I hope that what I write is helpful to someone in a more important way than the colour of a lipstick. For example I wrote about how I got rid of acne, and I really hope it’s useful to some people. 

8. Where do you see your blog in a year’s time?
I would love to have a big following and have a well established blog that people come back to because they like my writing style, enjoy reading it and consider my posts interesting, fun and useful. 

9. Who are your favourite bloggers? Blogs you read regularly.
I don’t really follow the bigger, famous bloggers, because I find them quite cold and detached from their followers. I try to read all the blogs I follow on Bloglovin, but there’s so many most times I read them if they have a new interesting post. One of the blogs I always go back to is Strikeapose, Mary and Rose are so down to earth, it’s always lovely to read through their blog. 

10. What is one thing that can put you off reading a blog?
The worst thing for me is when a blogger is very pretentious and doesn’t reply to comments. I always try to reply to everyone who comments on my blog because I appreciate they have taken time to read what I wrote, and it makes me feel special that someone actually reads my blog, so the least I could do is thank them for stopping by. Another things I cannot stand is when people can’t write at all. We all make mistakes, no one is perfect, but all bloggers (or at least most bloggers) are adults so I expect a certain level of language knowledge. 

11. What’s your view on high end products vs high street products?
I love a bargain, and I really don’t care if a product is cheap as long as it’s a good product.
I have always thought that logos and brands are just that, logos and brands. I would not buy certain high end products even if I could afford them. If something is really, really good though, or I really, really like it, then I will spend more for the product, but not just so I can say I have that product. I can think of only two high end products I own, one is Christian Dior’s perfume J’adore because I have been in love with that scent for about ten years and I only just got my first bottle, and the other is Estee Double Wear foundation, simply because it is the only foundation that can last a decent amount of time on my oily face.

12. What’s the worst beauty product you’ve tried, and why?
I try to look at the ingredients when buying shampoo and conditioner because silicons ruin my hair so much. At the end of last year I was stupidly tempted to buy L’Oreal Triple Resist shampoo and conditioner, as on the front of the bottle they were promising wonderful things for damaged hair. Yes, after the first few uses my hair was magically beautiful, so I kept using them and bought them again. Until my hair got worse than when I started, because that’s what silicon does. And it took me a hair cut and several overnight coconut oil masks to bring my hair back to a decent state. Never again! 

13. Name one beauty product that you couldn't live without.
Estee Double Wear foundation as it is the only foundation that can keep my face from getting oily and shiny. 

14. What do you do when you’re sad?
When I’m sad the best thing to do is curl up on the sofa with my favourite blanket, some chocolate, and my favourite blogs and Youtube channels! 

15. What is your dream job?
Growing up, I had a few dream jobs I wanted to do as an adult. One of them was being a journalist, and so many years and a University degree after, journalism is the only one that has survived my teenage dreams, and hopefully one day will become true. 

16. Are you more of a cat person or a dog person?
I like all animals, growing up we as a family always had both dogs and cats. I personally would love to have a cat because they are so independent and tend to just mind their own business, but at the same time they’re always there for a cuddle. Whilst I find dogs a bit too over excited and I feel sometimes they can be a bit intrusive. However I do find dogs really cute and loving too, so maybe I am 60% cat person and 40% dog person. 

17. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? 
Wouldn’t it be cool to live in London! Or Brighton, I love that place!

18. Do you have a dream wedding dress? If so, what is it like?
I have to admit I have been looking at wedding dresses and I have decide mine will have lots of lace, the colour should be ivory, and it will either be a princess dress with a big skirt or a less bulky dress but long at floaty. I don’t like siren dresses so much. 

19. What is your favourite film?
I have a few, Trainspotting, Edward Scissor Hands, and Goodbye Lenin.

20. Coca Cola or Pepsi?
I don’t really drink fizzy drinks, but sometimes I crave Pepsi. I don’t mind Coca Cola thought. 

Liebster Award

Hey Guys!

I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! Woo, thank you Alex from Glitter and Cookies! 
So here it goes!

The rules of this tag are:
  • Write 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the 11 questions given by the person who nominated you. 
  • Create 11 new questions
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and tag them in your post 

11 Facts About Me

Okay so Im going to cheat for this one and copy some from my 20 facts about me post. Im really not that interesting to be able to think of 11 more!


1. I apparently (I don't believe a word of it) sleep talk! Not just random words, but I supposedly decided to relay the days activities and events.

2. I have a scar on my left knee which I got quite a few years ago by thinking I was 'one of the lads'.
I was playing football on the field with my friends, it was muddy and raining and so much fun! When I eventually managed to score a goal, I decided it would be a great idea to get even more muddy and knee slide into a puddle of mud, which just happened to be full of rocks, sharp pointy ones!! I then had to walk the rest of the home with blood dripping down my knee, as my mum refused to let me in the car because I was lathered in mud!

3. I have a strange obsession with PILLOWS! I currently have 8 pillows around my bed. I only sleep on one, but I have to have all other seven around me! On the nights when my boyfriend isn't staying over I literally have to build a fortress of pillows around myself to save me from the monsters and of course the cold!!

4. My favourite drink in the whole world is strawberry milkshake! But not the silly real fruit stuff, no... It has to be the sweet sugary syrup kind, full fat milk, frothy and maybe even a big dollop of ice cream! Now that is a proper milkshake!!

5. If I ever go downstairs in the middle of the night, I have to sprint all the way back up to my room because I believe that the Frosties tiger is chasing me!

6. I think my favourite pudding is Lemon Meringue Pie, but it could be Lemon Love, or Lemon Drizzle cake. Well either way I love all three, probably in that order! I also love anything chocolate'y or cake'y!

7. I cant wait to get my own place! Theres not much more to it, I just cant wait! I love living at home, but I cant wait to be able to have my own place to call home!

8. I have a slight obsession with my dog, Daisy. You will regularly see her on my blog, twitter or instagram!

9. I am very broody! But I won't be expanding the family in the near future. I have made a promise to myself to live my life to its fullest and try to experience everything I want to before settling down and starting a family.

10. I am a proud member of Slimming World. I have always struggled with my weight so I joined back up last month to try and get that beach body we all desire!

11. Finally, I'm a secret Mummy's Girl. I would never admit to it, and for a few years I believed I was very independent and self reliant until last year when me and my boyfriend was booking a holiday. I had to ring my mum to ask her permission, just to double check it was all ok! haha! I have no hope in this world!

Alex's Questions for Me


1. Why and when did you start blogging?
I started blogging Monday 10th February 2014! So not that long ago. I have been following Zoella for about a year now and I always loved reading her posts, and I thought 'You know what, I could do that!' I thought it would be lovely to have my own little corner of the internet where I could just be myself, no one would judge what I wrote or think I was silly. I could be myself and that could be whoever I wanted to be! Still to this day only one of my friends knows about my blog, because I like that its just me and my own little world. Whenever I used to go on twitter on my personal account I would be wary of what to tweet incase it was judged or someone thought it was silly, where as on my blog twitter I can put whatever I want. 

2. What's your favourite clothing item and why?
Ooo, this is a tough one! Im suck between: my dressing gown (Its just so soft and comfy!), my new daisy print dress (This is probably my favourite outfit to wear out), and my bed top (Obviously I can't wear this or my dressing gown out, but this is my favourite cos as soon as I get home I just fling it on and I'm ready for the night, then add the dressing gown for snug'ness). 

3. Dresses or trousers?
Again, such a touch one! I wear my jeans everyday so I would say trousers but I love at the weekend being able to put on a little dress and feel so pretty! I think I will go with dress - as I have to wear my jeans all the time for work and I would love to wear dresses all the time!


4. Dream job.
Probably an Artist. I absolutely love Art, and if I was able to full fill it as a profession then I would be the happiest person in the world! But it's not really an idealistic job to have if you 
want a good life.


5. Would you rather go to the cinema or stay home with a book?
Cinema! I love going out to the cinema, I just love films !


6. Nude lipstick or red lipstick?
Nude, I dont wear lipstick often, but when I do my favourite colour is lip colour!

7. Do you collect anything?
The only things I really collect is receipts from restaurants or the cinema, or anywhere that me and Jase (The Boyfriend) have been or done. I keep them in a little keepsake box, and I'm currently trying to create a little memory book with all our photos and bits in.

8. The city or the countryside?
Countryside, you can't beat the smell and the views! I like to visit cities but I don't think I would be able to live there. I like a nice open field that my dogs can run around, when you can see for miles in every distance, see distant forests and woods. 


9. What can't you live without?
My Mum.


10. It's your day off: would you rather lay in or get up early to work out?
Lay in! Your not in the right mind if you wanna get up early to work out on a day off! My last day off was on Valentines day and we literally stayed in bed all day!


11. Favourite band/artist?
I have so many! My current favourite playlist is Rihanna - A mixture between her new album Unapologetic and her old album Loud. But my current cd in the car in One Direction Midnight Memories - Yes I know all the words to every song. I'm cool!

My 11 Questions


1. What Is your favourite film?
2. One beauty product you couldn't live without?
3. Favourite sandwich filling?
4. One thing that would put you off reading a blog?
5. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
6. Chocolate or Sweets?
7. What three items would you chose if you was stranded on a dessert island?
8. Snog, Marry and Avoid - Channing Tatum, Will Smith and Harry Styles?
9. Do you have a celebrity crush?
10. Dream holiday?
11. What is your mental age?


My 11 Nominees

I wasnt too sure who to nominate so I have picked 11 of my favourite blogs!

Oh So Bridie
Describe the Sky
Dizzy Brunette
Ghost Parties
The Rose Garden
Guest Post
Aleelily
The Magpie Girl
A Little Boat Sailing
Touch Screen and Beauty Queens
Milk Bubble Tea

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

My Everyday Make Up Routine!

Hey Guys!

WARNING! NO MAKE UP & TERRIBLE SELFIES!

I thought I would show you how I do my everyday makeup. Baring in mind that I usually get up about 15 minutes before I have to leave the house, so I usually only have 5 minutes to do my make up.

I start off with a fresh clean face, my everyday routine is to just wash my face with cold water and then apply some of my Simple Oil Balancing Moisturiser. I don't have time to look after myself properly!

I then squirt three pumps of my Maybelline Fit Me foundation onto my finger tips. I rub my hands together so its on both hands and then I apply the foundation onto my face. I start of with my cheeks, then some on my forehead, then nose (I tend to wait a few seconds before the next part so the foundation has a moment to air through, and set a little bit). Then finally a big rub around, just like Im washing my face.




I know this isnt really the correct way of doing it and I do spend more time on my foundation when I am getting ready to go out and I have given myself enough time. But in a morning I don't really need full coverage on my face as I am only going to work and this is possibly the quickest way to do it!

Anyway, next stage is to get rid of the shiny bits. I think its due to having oily skin, but I can not stand having a shiny face! I use my Maybelline Fit Me pressed powder and my real techniques buffing brush just to go over my foundation and to give me a nice matt finish.




This is the point that daisy then decided to join me in getting ready, which made it very difficult to move around!



So next step is to apply some bronzer onto the contours of my face. I will be treating myself to a contour kit soon, but for the time being bronzer has to do! I use Rimmel London Natural Bronzer and my real techniques contour brush to do this. I started by going over my cheek bones, from the area near my ear down to my mouth but stopping a little before. I then added a little on the corners of my face, just to the sides of my eyebrows.



I then used my Benefit Coralista blusher and using the brush supplied added a little bit of colour over my cheeks. Again, following the shape of my face and starting from the side of my face level with my eyes and sweeping down.



PAUSE - for a little bit of daisy loving.


Her face looks strangely long!

Next is my eyebrows, I use a Rimmel London Brow pencil at the moment, but if you saw my February Pay Day post, you will see that I am going to be purchasing a brow kit, which I think gives a more natural finish. I just go along each eyebrow filling in where needed and creating a nicer shape. I personally don't like very defined and dark brows for myself so I tend to keep it quite light and soft just to add a little bit of definition to set the face off.

What is my hand doing here!?


I then go on to do my eyeliner, again because it's just a quick get ready this is done pretty quickly, no eyeshadow etc is needed because it is only for work! I use Maybelline Master Precise Liquid Eyeliner Pen. I start of from the inside of my eyes and then out to create a medium thickness line.






Finally, mascara! I use Maybelline Volum' Express - The Colossal Waterproof mascara. I have used
this for years and i've never found a better suited mascara to replace it with. It gives great length to my lashes and also after a few layers it gives a subtle thickness to them.


PAUSE AGAIN - More Daisy appreciation whilst I get dressed!



And (french accent) Vwa La! Finished and ready to go to work!


Tuesday, 25 February 2014

The Eye's Have It!

While i'm waiting for my other posts in the waiting to be ready I thought I would show you some images that have caught my eye over the past week. 

From Left to Right: Inspiring quote, Interlocking Hands, Rainbow Cake, Deer & a Bird, Bathroom full of plants,  Easter Wreath, Hallway Storage, DIY Wall Decor.  

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

February Pay Day!

So pay day is just round the corner and I like to break the bank within the first week so I thought I would show you all what Im planning on buying when that money makes its way over!



From left to right and then down.

1. Angels on Bare Skin - Lush.
I have decided I NEED this! I constantly suffer from oily/greasy skin so I thought I would have a shop around to find some products that might help and Im starting with this one. I never really thought to shop at lush for products other than bath bombs and bubble bars, but when I had a look I realised that they do some really good looking products!

2. H'suan Wen Hua - Lush
Another Lush product, as I said above I had a really good scout on Lush's website and decided I would get this hair treatment as I have really dry ends!

3. Bubble Gum Lip Scrub - Lush
I currently have the Popcorn Lip Scrub which I absolutely love, what a fantastic product! The only negative is the flavour/smell. I love Popcorn but I prefer eating it rather than putting it on my lips cos I want to try the Bubblegum one!

4. Grease Lightning - Lush
I saw this on another blog that I was reading, and her review seemed realy good so I want to get this to try it out for myself!

5. Tea Tree Toner Water - Lush
I saw this on Dizzybrunette3's blog where she had done a review, again I loved the review and thought I would try it out for myself. Apparently its really good for oily skin!

6. Sleek Brown Kit - Dark - Superdrug
Moving away from Lush... I normally just use a brow pencil to fill in my eyebrows, but when I tried a friends brow kit I preferred the softer look it gave, they looked more natural. So I decided I was going to try this kit. As you will notice I don't have a lot of money to waste on expensive products so all my make up will be high street/low budget!

7. Cocoa Brown Tan - Superdrug
I first saw this on Millie Mackintosh/Manderson's twitter when she posted a before and after picture of the tan. I have since seen a lot of good reviews about it! I am not a big fan of fake tan as it just seems to a big waste of time for a big waste of effort! They only tan I have is the St Tropez tan which takes like 6hours to develop and after using that once, on a sweaty summers day, I have bothered since! So when I saw that this is only one hour, it doesn't smell, and there is no streaks or orange'ness I thought I would give it a try.

8. Dorma Mirabelle Quilt Cover - Littlewoods
Finally, I have recently been redecorating my bedroom and I have chosen this quilt cover for my new look. I love it!

Hope you all liked this short but sweet post, let me know what you think, and if you want me to do any special posts.

Much love
justjess

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

My Valentines Weekend

Hey Guys,

Sorry I haven't done a post in a couple of days, I was too busy enjoying a lovely valentines weekend. So I thought I would give you a brief update of my weekend!
I had to day off work on Friday so I got to have a lay in, but only until half 9 because Jase loves to wake up early on days off! We had a really chilled out day (the way day offs should be spent - doing NOTHING!). That night we went out for an Indian at our favourite restaurant - Me2Raj. It was absolutely gorgeous! Jase bought me a beautiful bunch of flowers, and I got him a giant Millies Cookie.



On Saturday we travelled to Leeds to see Lauren Aquilina perform at The Wardrobe. We stayed over night in a Premier Inn, which was lovely. We ate in the restaurant at the hotel before we went to the gig, and I have to say it was one of the best meals I've ever had. I had the Fish and Chips and Jase had the Steak and Chips - unfortunately I was a little to tipsy to remember to take photos to show you all. Infact I was pretty rubbish at remembering to take many photos!

Monday, 17 February 2014

Week One!

I thought I would do a little post, because I just wanted to say how much I am loving doing a blog. I started it off as just a little hobby, like a little diary where I could just write down what was going on in my life and what interested me.

But then when I saw my page views going up, and my audience growing around the world I was like wow! People are actually reading my blog, even though my most viewed post is the one just full of pictures of Daisy, people are still looking at the other posts, and I assume that they're reading them! When I got my first comment on a blog post and I ran downstairs to tell my mum and I did a little dance, every time I get a new follower on bloglovin or twitter I do a little dance! The fact that people are interested makes me feel a little special!

If you read my 20 facts about me post, then you will know that I struggle with self confidence, and to be able to write about whatever I want to write about without having to feel judged is the greatest feeling ever! I kept my blog quiet from friends, and other people that may know me as I wanted to feel like I can be whoever I want in this little blog world!

So I guess I also want to say a massive thank you to the few people that have started following me, and reading my posts and even to a few fellow bloggers who have helped me with a few things. I started my blog a week ago and so far its going well! A new passion, and no interest lost! Not yet!



I also wanted to share with you my favourite song at the moment! Its from the film Pitch Perfect. Now I haven't just seen this film, I saw it when it came out but its just one of them films that  you could listen watch over and over again. I check out the soundtrack on Spotify and when I found this song I fell in love! I listen to it probably about 5 times a day!


Thursday, 13 February 2014

My Mum and Stepdads Wedding

Hey Guys!
Seen as its Thursday, otherwise known as Throwback Thursday, I thought I'd throw us back to last July when my mum married my stepdad after only 11 years of engagement!

We started planning the wedding in January and the date was in July so we only had about 6 months to organise everything. It was such a beautiful day and everything went so perfectly! Everyone was saying it was one of the best wedding they had been to!

Here are some pictures!

Last minute touch ups!

The beautiful dress

Getting on the dress! I have never done this and she wouldn't keep still! My face is concentrating, not mardy!
My Nan

I hope I look like her when I grow up!

Three Generations

Simon sat nervously!
best friends <3

You may now kiss the bride!

Signing of the register - the way he looks at her!

My Auntie Anita on left, Me, Simon (StepDad), James (My little brother) and in the middle my mammy

Twirl!

Family & Friends!



Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Valentines Day!

Hey Guys!
I thought i'd do a little post as i'm getting rather excited for valentines day! Well more the Saturday after. Im very lucky to have a wonderful boyfriend to share valentines day with and we have a couple of little plans.

On Friday I have the day off! WOO LAY IN! So I think were going to just chill all day, we bought 'The Hobbit' last weekend as we've heard so many great reviews about it, so were going to watch that. Then in the evening my stepdad is cooking my mum a meal so we decided to leave the house to them and we're going out for an Indian at our favourite restaurant in town - Me2Raj. We went there last year and had a great time! Then on the Saturday I bought Jase two tickets to see one of our favourite singers, Lauren Aquilna. She is an upcoming singer that we have been following for the past year, when I saw her tickets were on sale for around valentines day I thought it would be a great little gift! I have also bought him something else which I have to go pick up tomorrow, but I cant tell you what that is incase he takes a look on this post! So were going to see Lauren Aquilina sing in Leeds at The Wardrobe. Were going to drive over in the morning, maybe do some shopping, scout the street for somewhere nice to eat, and then after the show were hopefully going to go out for a quiet drink in Leeds after - or we could go crazy and go to some clubs!

I bought myself two new dresses from MissGuided last week which i'm going to have to try on and decided which one i'm going to wear for which night! I love buying new dresses for occasions and events, I always like to try them on with different things, different shoes or jewellery. I get so excited to sort my outfit out and to decided how i'm going to wear my hair or makeup! I bet your thinking wow she really doesn't get out much hahaa, but I just love being a girl (most of the time i'm not really much of a girl) and getting all ready. Thats my favourite part of going out, I get all ready and have a great time, then when it comes to actually going out, i'm not even that bothered.

Here are the two dresses that I need to chose between, I'd love to hear your thoughts!





Well, Ill make sure I take lots of pictures on Friday and Saturday and ill give you an update on Sunday!
Much love,
Jess 

Daisy

Hey Guys!
The post I wanted to do today Im having to hold off on as its all not ready yet. So I though today I would give you a cute little montage of Daisy, my little Chihuahua!

She looks so sad here! She does this every time Im trying to get ready!



this coat doesn't fit her anymore, but every time we put it on her she thought it was her blanket and fall asleep!



Jase and Daisy on a lazy sunday morning


This is her worried face! My stepdad was drilling downstairs!



Tuesday, 11 February 2014

20 Facts About Me!

Hey Guys!
Well I thought what better way to get to know me than to do 20 facts about me!
Now these aren't just boring facts like, i'm female, I have brown eyes, I have a dog, I am 5ft 2.. no, I decided to pull a bunch of random facts together that are a little bit more interesting, I hope you like them!

1. I believe that I could be the new female member of One Direction! - Even though the sound of two cats fighting is probably a more pleasant sound than my singing, even in the shower!

2. I have a younger step brother, James, he will be a professional footballer one day! He's probably more like a big brother as he towers over me by about a foot, and is also crazy protective! I also have a half brother and sister. Finley is my half brother, he is a typical 5 year old boy, he loves fighting and playing games until the sun goes down. Finally, Heidi is my adorable half sister, which you wouldn't believe as everything she is like, is exactly what I was like at her age!

3. My favourite vegetable is peas! Cooked, uncooked and frozen, I just love them.

4. I had my 'Noo Noo' (dummy/pacifier) until I was about 6. I decided to give them up when my mum told me that I would grow elephant tusks if I didn't, we resorted to burying them in the back garden as I had once read a story that if you plant them in the ground, a noo noo tree will appear. My cunning plan didn't quite work out in my favour.

5. Every time I go out for tea at 'The King's Head', which is our local 'Sizzling Pubs' Pub. I will always, no matter what, order the cheesy nachos with added slow cooked bbq pulled pork for my starter. Then for my main I will have Tangy Tomato & Chorizo Chicken Melt with added curly fries! It is beyond my favourite meal ever! If you haven't tried it before then get down to your local sizzling pub and try it!!

6. I apparently (I don't believe a word of it) sleep talk! Not just random words, but I supposedly decided to relay the days activities and events.

7. I have a scar on my left knee which I got quite a few years ago by thinking I was 'one of the lads'.
I was playing football on the field with my friends, it was muddy and raining and so much fun! When I eventually managed to score a goal, I decided it would be a great idea to get even more muddy and knee slide into a puddle of mud, which just happened to be full of rocks, sharp pointy ones!! I then had to walk the rest of the home with blood dripping down my knee, as my mum refused to let me in the car because I was lathered in mud!

8. I have a strange obsession with PILLOWS! I currently have 8 pillows around my bed. I only sleep on one, but I have to have all other seven around me! On the nights when my boyfriend isn't staying over I literally have to build a fortress of pillows around myself to save me from the monsters and of course the cold!!

9. Yes, as I mentioned in number 8, I have a boyfriend (a pain in my arse). Jason, aka Jase, is 21 years old with the mental ages of 5,15, 19 and 80! We have been together for nearly 3 years now and are still the bestest of friends, I really couldn't imagine life without him. Anyway enough of the ewy gewy stuff, roll on number...


Here's me and Jase, this is most recent photo that I have of us both that we both look ok in. Neither of us like photos!

10. My favourite drink in the whole world is strawberry milkshake! But not the silly real fruit stuff, no... It has to be the sweet sugary syrup kind, full fat milk, frothy and maybe even a big dollop of ice cream! Now that is a proper milkshake!!

11. Following from the last one, my dream in life is to one day open up my own little cafe, and this dream is built for one reason only... and that is to be able to serve a proper strawberry milkshake!

12. I can not drink one drop of sambuca without wanting to be sick!

13. This one is kind of a little funny story for you instead of a fact. The fact is, that the last time I was sick from too much alcohol, was last August. The story behind it is, me, Jase and some friends of ours decided to go to Hubbards Hills for the day, we decided that on the way home we would all stop of at Tescos to stock up on alcohol ready for a crazy game of ring of fire. We headed back to my summer house, and after and hour or two there wasn't a sober mind left. After Jake puked up in a bowl of hula hoops we decided to call it a night.
Me and Jase were ushered up stairs straight to bed. I threw on a baggy top to sleep in, and Jase decided it would be a good idea to strip down to his birthday suit before he passed out. Within a few minutes I had had enough of riding the unsteady waves that made my room spin around, and shouted for my mum, who after years of sickness bugs and eating too many sweets knew the drill. Bucket in one hand and towel in the other she came to my rescue. After a few minutes I was feeling much better after getting rid of all the alcohol in my system, and with that Jase shot up retching.
The bucket was quickly passed on as Jase hung his head in shame over it, with absolutely no recollection as to what was even happening, he was completely out of it! Now can I just remind you all of the part where Jase stripped off stark naked. He was now sat, legs crossed, no quilt to cover his manly hood, bearing every detail, while my mum was stood there nursing us both better.
Well I have never in my life laughed so much the next morning when the memories came flooding back. Jase however, I have never seen blush as much as he did.

14. So onto the next one, I once had a hamster named Delilah. We only had her for a couple of weeks as we decided to give her back to the pet shop for them to put her up for adoption. We didn't realise the responsibility that hamsters came with, and also we didn't realise that we had bought the devil in the form of a hamster! She drove us crazy, constantly gnawing on her cage constantly through the night, making as much noise as possible, and then in the day when she wanted to come out and play we couldn't pick her up because she kept biting us! The cutest, yet most demonic hamster alive!

15. I have very little self confidence. I have always struggled with my weight from becoming a teenager. Last year I started Slimming World, and I managed to lose a stone in weight. My goal was to have a bikini body ready for my holiday, I managed to get down to a reasonable weight, and after a lot of handwork and exercise I got very close to feeling body confident. I was a lot more confident with myself and that led me to be happier, I didn't have to worry about what to wear, and I no longer had to wear baggy clothes to cover myself up. Unfortunately when I got back from holiday I forgot about keeping to my plan and I put all the weight i'd lost back on, and even more! I have joined slimming world again and I know I have to stick to it completely and never stray because all ti did was put me back to where I didn't want to be. I will get back there!!!

16. I have two dogs! Well they're actually both my mum and step dads, but I count one of them as mine! We have Lilly, a Yorkshire Terrier. She is my mums little baby, literally, she believes she human. Then we have Daisy, a little Chihuahua. We only got Daisy last August so she is still a little puppy, but we don't think she will grow much more. I thought I would add this little fact in as you probably be seeing a lot more of Daisy. She just happens to be very photogenic and my whole Instagram is just full of pictures of her!


Daisy taking a little doze wrapped up in my jumper while I get ready.

17. My parents are divorced. I thought i'd pop this one in because it will probably help unravel a few things. My mum and dad decided to go separate ways when I was 8. Its not something I have ever really been sad about as I gained a lot from it! I now have of amazing families. Both of my parents managed to find love again which then made me ever so happy, especially because they both couldn't of picked a better person to be with! I then also gained 3 siblings! I was an only child, but then James came into my life when he was 4, James is Simon's (my stepdad) son. Then a few years later my dad and his new wife Karen had a little girl, Heidi, then a few more years later on they had Finley! I love James and Finley to the moon and back a million times and I love all three equally, but Heidi is very special to me. When I was younger all I had wanted was a little sister, but when mum and dad split up that wasn't going to happen. So when I found out that dad and karen had had a little girl I was over the moon!! Every time I went over I would feed her, change her, play with her, rock her to sleep.. I would do everything I could because I was so happy that I had finally got my little sister!
So on top of having a bunch of amazing people come into my life, I also got two homes to live in, two christmas' and two birthdays, and just a whole lot of love!!

18. If I ever go downstairs in the middle of the night, I have to sprint all the way back up to my room because I believe that the Frosties tiger is chasing me!

19. I think my favourite pudding is Lemon Meringue Pie, but it could be Lemon Love, or Lemon Drizzle cake. Well either way I love all three, probably in that order! I also love anything chocolate'y or cake'y!

A Lemon Meringue Pie my Nan made me.


20. I cant wait to get my own place! Theres not much more to it, I just cant wait! I love living at home, but I cant wait to be able to have my own place to call home!