Wednesday, August 27, 2014


I've been thinking of this post for a while now but I've waited until I hit this milestone to write it. I've been running this blog for just over two months and I've had a huge amount of positive feedback. I don't want to ramble forever in this post so it's another short one. 

I hate to focus on the numbers but everyone does whether your blog is a hobby or a job. It's not why I have this blog but seeing the number of views go up each day makes me so happy. I'm hoping to put out some more beauty content, maybe some DIY if I'm any good at it, but if anyone has any suggestions for future posts feel free to pop em in the comments.

I am so extremely grateful for every view, comment and follower. You have no idea how happy I get (or maybe you do) when I see any sort of recognition for what I'm doing on here. So this is my little thank you, or just me expressing my gratitude to every one of you who reads this :)

Miss J xx

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Uncensored and sexy?

So this post is something a bit different. I haven't really anything inspiring to say right here so I'll let this video speak for itself...

If you want, you can go ahead and watch all your favourite celebrities pouring ice on themselves and laughing, (I know they're still all doing a good thing btw) but if you only watch one ALS video please watch this one. 

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Liebster Awards (Again?)

1. Post 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you, and then create an eleven question set for the next group of nominees 
3. Chose eleven people to nominate and link them in the post 
4. Let your nominees know they've been tagged - and no tag-back! 
5. Nominate blogs under 200 followers 

Thank you so much to Faith for the nomination! I've been nominated previously for this award so you can view those posts here and here 
I've skipped the facts about me because I did them recently 

Faith's questions:
1) Why did you start your blog?
I felt like I needed a little side project or a way to share my thoughts, and hopefully talk to other people too. Mainly to connect with other people and maybe be a bit more organised.

2) What is one thing you can't live without?

3) Where in the world would you want to live given the chance?
I really love living in Australia but if I were to move I'd like Switzerland or Scandinavia. I like countries that have their head screwed on right.

4) If you could be someone else for a day, who would it be and why?
There's no one's life in particular that I want, I could easily invent a new life for myself though.

5) Describe yourself in five words.
Patient, obsessive, resilient, reserved, free-spirited

6) What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
Staying true to myself and not living for others

7) How does being a blogger make you feel? What feeling are sparked by blogging?
I don't know if I'm ready to call me self an official 'blogger' yet. I love creating content and seeing what I'm able to create. I feel so pleased when I get good feedback on a blogpost

8) If there is one thing in life that you wish you could change, what would it be?
I can't decide which I hate more, poverty or discrimination

9) What is one thing that you love about yourself? Both a physical and internal thing.
Physically, I'm fairly happy with my eyes
Internally, I love being resilient and not caring what other people think

10) What makes you feel beautiful?
Shallow as it is, getting ready for a night out. Makeup and clothes that make me look beautiful

And a simple little question to wrap everything up,
11) What is your favorite movie of all time?
Moulin Rouge

My Questions:
1. What are you currently studying/working/doing right now?
2. Selfie's or group photos?
3. Favourite reality TV program?
4. Most important physical feature in a partner?
5. What was your favourite game as a kid?
6. Your most prized possession?
7. What's one thing you love most about your blog?
8. Favourite sport to watch and play?
9. What's your main goal before the end of the year?
10. Current fashion trend obsession?
11. If you were picking your wedding song now what would you choose?

I nominate:

I hope you guys do this I'd love to see your responses

Miss J xx

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Good Reads

So I know it's been a while, sorry for the lack of posts, but I've been on a road trip with my mum for four days with no way to post anything :( Anyway, that's all changing now..

I'm a huge lover of books so if you are too then keep reading. Sometimes I'll be reading the same books for months, and other times I'm up until 4am and finishing books in one sitting. Most of the time I have about ten books on the go at once. Whenever I'm online I'm always seeing awesome book reviews and recommendations so this is a little post of the books that I love!

Looking For Alaska - John Green
Everyone knows John Green right now because The Fault In Our Stars has been so popular. TFIOS was my first but I've since bought all the books he's had a part in. Looking For Alaska is a teenage romance-y kind of story but, like anything John Green, you'll probably laugh, definitely cry, and get completely lost in the characters. Without giving anything away for anyone who hasn't read it I think it's a really beautiful, interesting story that you can take at face value as a cute book, or you can think deeply about for a long time.

The Reader - Bernhard Schlink
This book was on my school English curriculum so obviously it's filled with themes and techniques and all that stuff that's just ingrained in my brain now. Despite that, I absolutely loved the story. It's a romance between a 15-year-old boy and an older woman but so not as simple and weird as it sounds. This isn't a cute teenage story but it's not a difficult read and really interesting if you want something different.  

Paper Towns - John Green
I can't stop the praise for John Green. Everything he writes I fall in love with. I think Paper Towns is my favourite of his novels. It's another young adult story and it supports the idea that I love about many of his stories: that not everything has to be romanticised, somethings are great, somethings are crap, and not everything will play out like the fairytale in your head. It's another easy read that I can think about forever.

Cloud Atlas - David Mitchell
This book is completely different to the others and I'm not sure I even fully understand it. If you're not a fan of confusing stories and more difficult books to read this won't be for you. It's such an intricate story that explores the idea that all human lives can be connected. The novel follows 6 different stories over a huge time period, and it's filled with every genre you could want. I would definitely recommend a second (or third) read.

Eat Pray Love - Elizabeth Gilbert
My last book is different again. Eat Pray Love is a memoir of Elizabeth's journey to find herself. I'm not at all a spiritual person but this book captivated me. If you're like me and you look at an autobiography and turn away immediately don't fear this book! Gilbert's writing style is so cute and quirky it's like reading a fiction novel. I wouldn't call this book 'young adult' but still easy to read and a great story that left me with a great outlook on life.

So this has been my mini book review/recommendation and I hope I've encouraged someone to read one of these amazing books. I love discovering new books so if you've read anything great recently please leave some recommendations in the comments :)

Miss J xx

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Wishlist: Is it still winter?

It might be early but I'm already thinking about the end of this month and the beginning of Spring (fingers crossed for warmer weather). This is my current August wish list.

I've been a huge fan of the kimono trend but haven't gotten one myself and I though this one from Sportsgirl was an incredible pattern. It definitely wouldn't be warm enough to wear just now but as the sun comes out more I think kimonos will be perfect for spring. 
This Nars palette I've been eyeing forever but you can't get Nars anywhere in Australia. My friend is travelling to Europe so I'm making her get me some Nars bits. 
I discovered the Romwe brand on Tumblr and I wan't everything on their website. I love loose tees like this and this popsicle pattern is to die for.
The Iconic is an Australian website that stocks hundreds of brands and scanning the shoe sections I found these two pairs. I LOVE white heels, I think they look so classy and can dress up any outfit, and I own a black pair similar to these but a white pair could really expand my outfit choices. The little jade sandals I thought were super cute and perfect going into Spring, they're like a dressed up pair of jelly sandals.
I breathe MAC products and my next MAC victim will be this blush brush because my current brush is old and awful.
My current favourite pair of jeans have just recently gotten a hole in them in a place I don't want out in public, so I'm in desperate need of a new pair. And who doesn't love anything Topshop?
I had a floppy hat last summer that I loved and then I lost, so before the sun comes out again I want a new one. City Beach is one of my favourite Australian stores but it's not in my state :(
General Pants Co. is another of my favourite stores. I currently have a really cute backpack but it's not quite big enough for books etc. for study. I love the tile of these backpacks, small but not too small, and the cute marble pattern.
The final item on my wish list is a must for me. I love my eyebrows; they're dark and thick but can tend to be quite unruly, so I want a little something just to keep them tame, and I haven't tried an eyebrow gel before.

Let me know what's on your wish list right now!

Miss J xx

Monday, August 04, 2014

July Favourites

Another month, another bunch of things that have treated me well. These have been my favourites over the month of July.

MAC 'Hold My Gaze' quad
-=White Rabbit, Hold My Gaze, Dame's Desire, and Deep Secret=-
This Mac palette is the palette of my dreams. I'd been eyeing it for ages before I bought it and I was so happy with my purchase. This is the perfect palette for a night out, my absolute favourite has been Dame's Desire.

Revlon Colourburst lip butter
-=050 Berry Smoothie, 025 Peach Parfait, 080 Strawberry Shortcake=-
I love the texture of these lip butters, they're not as heavy as a lipstick and they're full of moisture too. I'm not super adventurous with lip colours so I picked some easy to wear colours of these and they're great for when I want to add just a touch of colour to my look. I've mainly been using Strawberry Shortcake. They're also easy to reapply throughout the day.

Revlon Nearly Naked powder
-=020 Light Pale=-
While I was in Thailand it was constant 30° weather so normally I would be as shiny as a shiny fore-headed person could get. Thankfully I packed this powder with me as it saved my life. I'm sure many powders do a great job at reducing shine, this one just happened to be the one with me at the time. Either way, this is a favourite of mine everyday not just in the hot weather and sets my makeup beautifully.

Sportsgirl 'Seafoam,' unknown white nail polish, Butter London 'Keks'
I wanted to get my nails back on track this month because I hate when mine are short, and I find the best way to help them grow is to paint them. I paint my nails every 2-5 days because I can't stand when they're chipped and these are the three I've been using most this month.

Batiste Dry Shampoo 'Cherry'
I'd never really used dry shampoo before trying the Batiste one, I'd just used talcum/baby powder. But since I started using this I find it incredible. Powder's fine for at night but it leaves residue so I don't like using it in the morning. The Batiste dry shampoo leaves no powder residue and it creates volume when my hair is looking limp. Also I picked the cherry bottle because the smell is amazing.

Finders Keepers 'Seen It All' maxi skirt
I loved this skirt the moment I tried it on, I love how it hugs my legs and I can vary which way it sits. It was difficult to justify after looking at the price tag but I knew it would be perfect for my holiday. I wore it nearly everyday and I know I'll love it going into summer. It can be so easily dressed up or down depending on the occasion.

Gabriella [Velvet ghost]
Recently I have not been able to stop watching Gabby's videos. Any of you who watch her will know why. She's so genuine and funny and I always feel like I'm really getting the real thing when I'm watching her. She posts heaps of hauls, which I love, including a lot of home-ware stuff.

I've got three music favourites to share this month. I adored Ella Henderson on the X Factor UK and her new song Ghost has just cemented my love for her. I'm a sucker for catchy songs and this one is so good. Currently I also adore Australian artist Illy, his newest tune Tightrope I've had on replay. Again it's just so catchy. My last music favourite will be no surprise to anyone who's been online this month. An Australian again: Troye Sivan. I can't stop listening to Happy Little Pill, as soon as I heard it I preordered his EP. It was not at all what I was expecting, it's sooo much better. I so hope he gets all the recognition he deserves for his talent.

My last (but not least) favourite has been all you guys reading this right now. In just under two months I've had over a thousand people taking a peek at my blog and it means the world to me to know that there's people who actually notice what I've been doing. A special thanks to everyone who's ever commented, I read them all and I love hearing feedback and discovering new blogs.

Please let me know your favourite things and recommendations in the comments :)

Miss J xx

Friday, August 01, 2014

Liebster Awards 2.0

1. Post 11 facts about yourself
2. Answer the eleven questions provided by the person who nominated you, and then create an eleven question set for the next group of nominees 
3. Chose eleven people to nominate and link them in the post 
4. Let your nominees know they've been tagged - and no tag-back! 
5. Nominate blogs under 200 followers 

I've done this post once before but I was tagged again by Emma so thank you so much :)

Emma's questions:
1.What do you like about blogging?
I love sharing my opinions, discovering beauty products, and getting beautiful feedback from you guys who comment

2. What makes you laugh out loud?
Youtube videos late at night, The Office, and funny times with friends

3. What is your favourite book?
I can't believe I have to choose just one, but right now it would be On The Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta

4. What is your favourite clothes store?
Sportsgirl (I think it's only in Australia)

5. Facebook, Instagram or Twitter?
If I could only keep one it would be Facebook

6. Who has the biggest influence on you?
When I look at my life it has to be my mum

7. What or who made you start blogging?
Zoe Sugg is such an inspiration to me but I don't have the confidence or talent for youtube, and I saw how successful Niomi Smart had been blogging. So those two combined helped me start.

8. Do you have a motto
 I just like to live with no regrets and not care about what other people think

9. What is your favourite TV Show?
Currently Spicks and Specks (again Australian)

10. What was your favourite subject at school?

11. What would you do if you had no fear?
Swim out into the ocean as far as I can

In this post here you can see the facts about me, my questions and my nominees. Thanks for reading!

Miss J xx