5 Types of Christmas shoppers...

Hey loves!

Working in retail I've gained a little bit of knowledge about different types of Christmas shoppers, albeit there are hundreds but today I thought I would just pick out my favourite 5 that appear over the festive period. 

The 'I'M IN A RUSH' Lady - I'm sure most of the population have encountered this woman at sometime over Christmas. You'll most likely find her standing in the middle of a huge que her coat and scarf half dangling off her shoulders, hair stuck to her forehead with sweat, crazy look in her eye, shouting at people behind the till.. 'ISN'T THERE ANY MORE STAFF?' followed by... 'I HAVE TO PICK MY KIDS UP IN 15 MINUTES.' followed by.. 'YOU KNOW WHAT, I'LL LEAVE IT.' Throwing her goods on the floor and then storming her way through the bewildered public via the nearest exit. 


The 'I have no idea what I'm doing' Man - This man is one of my favourites, You'll often see him just aimlessly walking up and down isles, his eyes glazed over. Most of the time this man isn't even looking at the goods in front of him, Just praying that maybe, hopefully something perfect will just jump out and land into the palms of his hands. If  you offer this man any help he will take the first thing you suggest and run for the tills. (This one also respawns around Valentines day.)

The 'You mean you don't sell it?!' person - This person has a specific gift in mind and when you unfortunately have to tell them that in fact, no we don't sell that here, they look at you like you've lost your mind. As much as I wish being retail staff entails making miracles happen I cant run to the stockroom and knit you a Christmas jumper with 2 Christmas puddings and bells on, sorry. 

The 'Why didn't you leave me at home?' Partner - This one I feel sorry for but sometimes it's comical to watch a grown man turn into a whiny, tired toddler. 'Can we go?', 'Yeah, that'll do', 'It's hot in here.' & 'I'm hungry.' are all things that come out of this poor fellas mouth. It's annoying for all parties involved and would save both of you a ton of aggro if you just took his credit card instead. 

The 'Last minute shopper.' - This shopper has usually just finished work on Christmas Eve and has made the conscious effort of leaving all their shopping till now. Even though the lines are out the door, the traffic is hideous and there really isn't much left on the shelves, this shopper is calm and collected. Why you ask? They've accepted their fate. They know they've messed up and they know all the complications that leaving this type of shopping till the last minute brings. Have they ruined Christmas when mum opens her present round the table and finds a salt and pepper shaker from poundland? well yeah, probably. 

Do you know any of these shoppers or are you one of these shoppers?! I probably won't get another post up now until the new year so I hope you all have a magical Christmas!

Jamie
x

5 Things no-one tells you about piercings



Hello Beauties!

I thought this might be a fun one, having 8 piercings on my head/ears/nose I'm pretty experienced and feel I can give you this talk hopefully, funny if you've got them, eye opening if your thinking about getting one or if you're not interested it'll be handy to know.


1. Piercings hurt - Okay, this one is a straight up given. The initial pain is something you expect, I mean, the professionals are sticking a big old needle through a part of your body. It's always going to hurt. People are always going to look at you through squinted eyes asking 'Did it hurt?' hell yes it did. However, your not always told about the pain afterwards, all piercings 'ache' or feel a little tender for the first few hours/days. 

But, try catching your new piercings on a piece of clothing, a make-up wipe, anything really. Avoid being hugged. Avoid public spaces. Just avoid being touched. Knocking your pretty new piercing will make your eyes water quicker then watching the new John Lewis Christmas advert. 

2. Aftercare isn't a joke - The professionals will tell you 'make sure you do your aftercare twice a day for as long as possible.' If you're going do me a solid, please promise me you'll do this, I've seen some people who've been to lazy to wash a scaffold piercing regularly and it's resulted in big pus filled boils that leak the most heinous smelling fluid. 

Do you and everyone else a favour and keep up your aftercare.


3. People will try and touch your piercing - This one irritates me, I can't tell you how many times people have said 'I want a piercing just like that..' then have gone to actually touch me with their bare-dirty-i-have-no-idea-where-they-have-been hands. If you are someone with piercings you'll know exactly what I mean and if not, I might have just taught you a valuable life lesson.

4. Your nan probably won't like it - I've used nans as an example here, my nan actually likes mine. However, they aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea. I've had a random mother look at me, look at her daughter, sigh and then say.. 'please don't ever get a piercing like that.' A little insensitive yes, but did I then look at my ears in a mirror afterwards and think 'hell yes, that looks awesome.'? Of course I did. People have a lot to say but what really truly and only matters is that you love what you've got.

5. Piercings are addictive - So addictive in fact I got 4 in one day once, granted the healing has been awful but nothing beats walking into the tattoo shop, smelling the disinfectant, waiting in the line to get your piercing and then pain, loads of pain but you walk out of there smiling and totally in love with your pretty new metal. I honestly have no idea when I'll stop getting them and would actually like a total of 11 in my left ear, I currently have 3 so I'm 8 away but each new one gets me a little bit closer and it makes me so excited, I actually look forward to the pain.

Anyway, there it is, a light hearted post all about piercings! If you have any questions, any at all feel free to drop me a message in the comment box as I'd love to put together a post with them all in!

Jamie
x








Eye of Horus Liquid Metal Eyeliner.


Hey Beauties! 

Before receiving an email about Eye of Horus I had never previously heard of the brand, So I thought along with a review I'd add some information on the brand to learn a little bit more about their unique stance on make-up. 

'Eye of Horus is an Australian, Byron Bay brand of colour cosmetics.

Illuminating essential range of eye makeup based on formulas of the Ancient Egyptians, the originators of beauty and mystique, with sacred ingredients including Organic Moringa Oil “Oil of the Pharaohs”, claimed by the gods for its beautifying and regenerating powers and the ancient oil of Castor Oil.
In a short time the brand has already reached cult status amongst fans, celebrities and professional Make-up Artists and has exported to New Zealand, Ireland, Iceland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the UK & Europe.
Our Goddess Mascara and Liquid Define became Finalists in the 2014 Beauty Shortlist Awards on the ‘Best Mascara’ and ‘Best Eye Liner’ categories respectively. Eye Of Horus gained itself another fabulous award in 2015 - Best Make-up Brand in the Latest in Beauty Awards.
The range was designed to Awaken The Goddess Within ® every woman by enhancing her natural beauty making her feel like a true Goddess. The Goddess has been around for as long as we know of and has a strong presence in ancient civilisations. We have become accustomed to believe that the Goddess is a mythical concept however this is far from the truth. There is a Goddess in every woman waiting to be aroused. A Goddess who knows she is beautiful the way she is, confident in herself and worthy of all the love in the world.'
So not only do they pride themselves on being the make-up for goddess but they are also 100% Natural Ingredients, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free and Vegan, Pretty impressive right?

I received 3 of the gorgeous Liquid Metal Eyeliners in the shades Alchemy Gold, Ancient Pewter and Copper Sphinx. All three come in the most gorgeous gold packaging and when you flip the box over it has a strip in the same colour as the eyeliner so it's east to differentiate the colours while still in the boxes.

The eyeliners themselves are pretty stereotypical for liquid eyeliners, long handle for easy grip, and a dip in lower part with a flat base to sit on surfaces. Although I found the tip of the eyeliner to be a little bit unusual, the nib is long and flexible just like a felt tip pen and I'm not going to lie, It made the application a little tricky and I did struggle with getting an opaque outcome.

The colour of all 3 shades are beautiful, although the copper translates slightly too orange on my skin tone. I would also say they do take a little bit of patience to work with as the colour pay off swatched isn't exactly what its like on the face, if possible I would lay down a white base before applying this eyeliner just so you could really see the colour pop. The longevity of these eyeliners however is pretty good, the swatches on my arms lasted a good 8+ hours before I scrubbed them off in the shower.

Have you tried anything from Eye of Horus?
Jamie
x

*Products sent to me for review but opinions 100% my own


Cafe Creperie - St Christopher's Place



Hey!

St Christopher's Place is one of those tucked away places in the middle of central London that if walked by you wouldn't know it exists. Sitting just off oxford street, and when I say just off, you literally get here through a tiny ally behind Selfridges just off the main street, I stumbled here one summer when I was a teenager and it quickly became one of my favourite places in London, full of restaurants, pubs and boutique clothing shops. I highly recommend it if your in Oxford street getting a little frustrated with the crowds it's the perfect place to sit down and take a few minutes out. 

Today, However, I'm reviewing the amazing Cafe Creperie! I'm a total sucker for crepes and I can grantee I will sniff out a crepe shop/stand/van where ever I am. Cafe Creperie sits on the corner of St Christopher's Place, with a huge painting of the queen directly above the front door, it's pretty impossible to miss with its blue and white decor you could be sitting in the middle of Paris. I think there is a small amount of seating inside the building but you really wouldn't want to, sitting on the outside means you get to watch everything going on around you and people moving in and out of the St. Christopher's place if your a people watcher this is the perfect place to be.

We we're served pretty quickly after we sat down even though it was a really hot day and as you can see it was really busy! I had the Qubec sweet crepe which intails Banana, maple syrup and vanilla ice cream and my friend went with the savory Poulet Prevencale which is Chicken, mushroom and ham with a ratatouille sauce. I was wondering what the taste of a savory crepe would be like but during and after eating my friend said it was the best thing she ever ate, even now she still talks about it. Over all we both really enjoyed the crepes, the scenery and everything about St. Christopher's place make this place a real jem in the middle of London and somewhere I would recommend to everyone!

Have you heard of St. Christophers Place? 
Jamie
x

It's time for a change.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hello Beauties, it's been a little while.

Coming back here to blog feels a little bit strange as the person I started this blog as is not the same person that's writing this post. In the past year my life has changed a substantial amount, I've learnt a lot, lost a lot and gained more then I ever expected. My urge to write has come back and for the most part I know exactly what I want to say. 

Granted my words might sometimes be jumbled, and my photos won't always be pretty make-up items but I feel like here I've got a platform and I just want to share everything. My layout needs fixing, my html is screwed and I need to get a custom domain but I'm in no rush! Lets just see what magic happens!


Are you ready for a change? because I sure am!

Jamie
x

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

5 Types of Christmas shoppers...

Hey loves!

Working in retail I've gained a little bit of knowledge about different types of Christmas shoppers, albeit there are hundreds but today I thought I would just pick out my favourite 5 that appear over the festive period. 

The 'I'M IN A RUSH' Lady - I'm sure most of the population have encountered this woman at sometime over Christmas. You'll most likely find her standing in the middle of a huge que her coat and scarf half dangling off her shoulders, hair stuck to her forehead with sweat, crazy look in her eye, shouting at people behind the till.. 'ISN'T THERE ANY MORE STAFF?' followed by... 'I HAVE TO PICK MY KIDS UP IN 15 MINUTES.' followed by.. 'YOU KNOW WHAT, I'LL LEAVE IT.' Throwing her goods on the floor and then storming her way through the bewildered public via the nearest exit. 


The 'I have no idea what I'm doing' Man - This man is one of my favourites, You'll often see him just aimlessly walking up and down isles, his eyes glazed over. Most of the time this man isn't even looking at the goods in front of him, Just praying that maybe, hopefully something perfect will just jump out and land into the palms of his hands. If  you offer this man any help he will take the first thing you suggest and run for the tills. (This one also respawns around Valentines day.)

The 'You mean you don't sell it?!' person - This person has a specific gift in mind and when you unfortunately have to tell them that in fact, no we don't sell that here, they look at you like you've lost your mind. As much as I wish being retail staff entails making miracles happen I cant run to the stockroom and knit you a Christmas jumper with 2 Christmas puddings and bells on, sorry. 

The 'Why didn't you leave me at home?' Partner - This one I feel sorry for but sometimes it's comical to watch a grown man turn into a whiny, tired toddler. 'Can we go?', 'Yeah, that'll do', 'It's hot in here.' & 'I'm hungry.' are all things that come out of this poor fellas mouth. It's annoying for all parties involved and would save both of you a ton of aggro if you just took his credit card instead. 

The 'Last minute shopper.' - This shopper has usually just finished work on Christmas Eve and has made the conscious effort of leaving all their shopping till now. Even though the lines are out the door, the traffic is hideous and there really isn't much left on the shelves, this shopper is calm and collected. Why you ask? They've accepted their fate. They know they've messed up and they know all the complications that leaving this type of shopping till the last minute brings. Have they ruined Christmas when mum opens her present round the table and finds a salt and pepper shaker from poundland? well yeah, probably. 

Do you know any of these shoppers or are you one of these shoppers?! I probably won't get another post up now until the new year so I hope you all have a magical Christmas!

Jamie
x

Thursday, 8 December 2016

5 Things no-one tells you about piercings



Hello Beauties!

I thought this might be a fun one, having 8 piercings on my head/ears/nose I'm pretty experienced and feel I can give you this talk hopefully, funny if you've got them, eye opening if your thinking about getting one or if you're not interested it'll be handy to know.


1. Piercings hurt - Okay, this one is a straight up given. The initial pain is something you expect, I mean, the professionals are sticking a big old needle through a part of your body. It's always going to hurt. People are always going to look at you through squinted eyes asking 'Did it hurt?' hell yes it did. However, your not always told about the pain afterwards, all piercings 'ache' or feel a little tender for the first few hours/days. 

But, try catching your new piercings on a piece of clothing, a make-up wipe, anything really. Avoid being hugged. Avoid public spaces. Just avoid being touched. Knocking your pretty new piercing will make your eyes water quicker then watching the new John Lewis Christmas advert. 

2. Aftercare isn't a joke - The professionals will tell you 'make sure you do your aftercare twice a day for as long as possible.' If you're going do me a solid, please promise me you'll do this, I've seen some people who've been to lazy to wash a scaffold piercing regularly and it's resulted in big pus filled boils that leak the most heinous smelling fluid. 

Do you and everyone else a favour and keep up your aftercare.


3. People will try and touch your piercing - This one irritates me, I can't tell you how many times people have said 'I want a piercing just like that..' then have gone to actually touch me with their bare-dirty-i-have-no-idea-where-they-have-been hands. If you are someone with piercings you'll know exactly what I mean and if not, I might have just taught you a valuable life lesson.

4. Your nan probably won't like it - I've used nans as an example here, my nan actually likes mine. However, they aren't going to be everyone's cup of tea. I've had a random mother look at me, look at her daughter, sigh and then say.. 'please don't ever get a piercing like that.' A little insensitive yes, but did I then look at my ears in a mirror afterwards and think 'hell yes, that looks awesome.'? Of course I did. People have a lot to say but what really truly and only matters is that you love what you've got.

5. Piercings are addictive - So addictive in fact I got 4 in one day once, granted the healing has been awful but nothing beats walking into the tattoo shop, smelling the disinfectant, waiting in the line to get your piercing and then pain, loads of pain but you walk out of there smiling and totally in love with your pretty new metal. I honestly have no idea when I'll stop getting them and would actually like a total of 11 in my left ear, I currently have 3 so I'm 8 away but each new one gets me a little bit closer and it makes me so excited, I actually look forward to the pain.

Anyway, there it is, a light hearted post all about piercings! If you have any questions, any at all feel free to drop me a message in the comment box as I'd love to put together a post with them all in!

Jamie
x








Friday, 21 October 2016

Eye of Horus Liquid Metal Eyeliner.


Hey Beauties! 

Before receiving an email about Eye of Horus I had never previously heard of the brand, So I thought along with a review I'd add some information on the brand to learn a little bit more about their unique stance on make-up. 

'Eye of Horus is an Australian, Byron Bay brand of colour cosmetics.

Illuminating essential range of eye makeup based on formulas of the Ancient Egyptians, the originators of beauty and mystique, with sacred ingredients including Organic Moringa Oil “Oil of the Pharaohs”, claimed by the gods for its beautifying and regenerating powers and the ancient oil of Castor Oil.
In a short time the brand has already reached cult status amongst fans, celebrities and professional Make-up Artists and has exported to New Zealand, Ireland, Iceland, Hong Kong, the Philippines, the UK & Europe.
Our Goddess Mascara and Liquid Define became Finalists in the 2014 Beauty Shortlist Awards on the ‘Best Mascara’ and ‘Best Eye Liner’ categories respectively. Eye Of Horus gained itself another fabulous award in 2015 - Best Make-up Brand in the Latest in Beauty Awards.
The range was designed to Awaken The Goddess Within ® every woman by enhancing her natural beauty making her feel like a true Goddess. The Goddess has been around for as long as we know of and has a strong presence in ancient civilisations. We have become accustomed to believe that the Goddess is a mythical concept however this is far from the truth. There is a Goddess in every woman waiting to be aroused. A Goddess who knows she is beautiful the way she is, confident in herself and worthy of all the love in the world.'
So not only do they pride themselves on being the make-up for goddess but they are also 100% Natural Ingredients, Paraben Free, Cruelty Free and Vegan, Pretty impressive right?

I received 3 of the gorgeous Liquid Metal Eyeliners in the shades Alchemy Gold, Ancient Pewter and Copper Sphinx. All three come in the most gorgeous gold packaging and when you flip the box over it has a strip in the same colour as the eyeliner so it's east to differentiate the colours while still in the boxes.

The eyeliners themselves are pretty stereotypical for liquid eyeliners, long handle for easy grip, and a dip in lower part with a flat base to sit on surfaces. Although I found the tip of the eyeliner to be a little bit unusual, the nib is long and flexible just like a felt tip pen and I'm not going to lie, It made the application a little tricky and I did struggle with getting an opaque outcome.

The colour of all 3 shades are beautiful, although the copper translates slightly too orange on my skin tone. I would also say they do take a little bit of patience to work with as the colour pay off swatched isn't exactly what its like on the face, if possible I would lay down a white base before applying this eyeliner just so you could really see the colour pop. The longevity of these eyeliners however is pretty good, the swatches on my arms lasted a good 8+ hours before I scrubbed them off in the shower.

Have you tried anything from Eye of Horus?
Jamie
x

*Products sent to me for review but opinions 100% my own


Saturday, 1 October 2016

Cafe Creperie - St Christopher's Place



Hey!

St Christopher's Place is one of those tucked away places in the middle of central London that if walked by you wouldn't know it exists. Sitting just off oxford street, and when I say just off, you literally get here through a tiny ally behind Selfridges just off the main street, I stumbled here one summer when I was a teenager and it quickly became one of my favourite places in London, full of restaurants, pubs and boutique clothing shops. I highly recommend it if your in Oxford street getting a little frustrated with the crowds it's the perfect place to sit down and take a few minutes out. 

Today, However, I'm reviewing the amazing Cafe Creperie! I'm a total sucker for crepes and I can grantee I will sniff out a crepe shop/stand/van where ever I am. Cafe Creperie sits on the corner of St Christopher's Place, with a huge painting of the queen directly above the front door, it's pretty impossible to miss with its blue and white decor you could be sitting in the middle of Paris. I think there is a small amount of seating inside the building but you really wouldn't want to, sitting on the outside means you get to watch everything going on around you and people moving in and out of the St. Christopher's place if your a people watcher this is the perfect place to be.

We we're served pretty quickly after we sat down even though it was a really hot day and as you can see it was really busy! I had the Qubec sweet crepe which intails Banana, maple syrup and vanilla ice cream and my friend went with the savory Poulet Prevencale which is Chicken, mushroom and ham with a ratatouille sauce. I was wondering what the taste of a savory crepe would be like but during and after eating my friend said it was the best thing she ever ate, even now she still talks about it. Over all we both really enjoyed the crepes, the scenery and everything about St. Christopher's place make this place a real jem in the middle of London and somewhere I would recommend to everyone!

Have you heard of St. Christophers Place? 
Jamie
x

Thursday, 23 June 2016

It's time for a change.

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Hello Beauties, it's been a little while.

Coming back here to blog feels a little bit strange as the person I started this blog as is not the same person that's writing this post. In the past year my life has changed a substantial amount, I've learnt a lot, lost a lot and gained more then I ever expected. My urge to write has come back and for the most part I know exactly what I want to say. 

Granted my words might sometimes be jumbled, and my photos won't always be pretty make-up items but I feel like here I've got a platform and I just want to share everything. My layout needs fixing, my html is screwed and I need to get a custom domain but I'm in no rush! Lets just see what magic happens!


Are you ready for a change? because I sure am!

Jamie
x