Coastal Retreat Essentials

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Hello Everybody,

For a quick little post, I thought I would share with you my coastal retreat essentials as I am currently once again at the beach on holiday. Enjoy!

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Apple Macbook Pro- 15 inch

Love, Rosie Book- Cecelia Ahern

Doodle New York (Draw A Day In The Big Apple) Book- Rob Merrett
Apple iPhone 5S Gold
Confessions Of A Teenage Drama Queen (any movie really, this was the one I was watching)
Bose Soundtrue Headphones (Large Muff)- Aqua
Rayban Sunglasses (not sure what style)- Tortoise Shell
Sportgirl- Let’s Glow- Body Shimmer Lotion
Tony and Guy Sea Salt Hair Spray
Wide Brimmed Structured Nude Hat
EOS Lip Balm- Strawberry
Revlon Colourburst Crayon- Audacious
Tea With Lemon- Black Satchel Handbag

What are some of your retreat essentials?

Jess
xx

This is not a sponsored blog post

Chapter 2015

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Hello Everyone,

Honestly, not to be cheesy (at all, this is a meaningful and true but mandatory New Years post), but it’s amazing how we can go from one year to another. One minute, second, millisecond, a blink of an eye can transform one year to another. All of one years memories are stored, so you can have new experiences in the new year. Everything you did and achieved in the year is added to a list to be edited by more experiences and achievements in the new year.

I really think this year has been the most fulfilling and happiest years I have had for a while. For a few years coming up to 2014 I had a lot of issues with friendships which really impacted me. Finally, I formed strong friendships this year (I’m not saying there weren’t moments I didn’t have an issue with friends) but I had an overall positive year.

I think the Christmas/New Year season it the best time to reflect and look back on your development and life over the closing year. I like to think as though every year is a chapter and as soon as that clock strikes 11:59pm on the 31st of December we are in the last sentence of the chapter then the clock changes to 12:00am and we have began the new chapter in which we have no clue what will happen in our life, what experiences we will have and where we will end up by the last sentence of the new year very much like a new chapter in a book.

I hope you had a great 2014 and enjoyed it’s chapter and have a Happy New Year.
Enjoy Chapter 2015.

Love,
Jess xx

Photo: http://lifequotes-best.blogspot.com.au/2014/06/new-chapter-in-life-quotes.html

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New Years Eve Lookbook

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Hello Everybody

As the New Year is quickly approaching, I thought it would only be appropriate to do a New Years Eve Look-book.  Also, all of the outfits in this post are Australian summer orientated- nut they are easily interchangeable for the seasons.

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Commonly on New Years Eve, people go for quite heavy eye makeup and a bold lip colour, and I am very much following that trend above.

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All the looks above are bright and shiny due to the sequins. This is the essence of New Years eve so remember to have fun with your outfits on this Eve. If you go full out for the makeup and the outfit keep your shoes neutral like the ones above. This allows your makeup and outfit to stand out and pop more.

Check out my Polyvore to find these looks, where you can buy the looks and more.

http://missjessamy.polyvore.com

Hope this post gave you some ideas.

Happy New Years!

Hope you all have had a wonderful 2014 and have a fantastic 2015. Thank you for supporting my blog all through this year.

Love Jess xx

No copyright intended. All photographs rights go to original photographers. This is not a sponsored blog post.

My Routine: Morning Wake Up

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Hello lovely people,

I am thinking of starting a new series on my blog called My Routine. I’ll do multiple posts on all different routines I do in my life. So, today I am going to start with my wake up routine. I am going to try to go in the order of routines from when I wake up to when I go into my slumber for this series. 🙂

Let’s begin:

1. When I first wake up; usually to an alarm. As I am on holidays at the moment I don’t have a specific time that I wake up but usually in my normal school routine, I’ll wake up at 5:30/6am. Anyways, I normally check my emails, twitter, Instagram and messages on my phone (on my night stand) right when I wake up.

2. Then I will build up the strength to get up and go into the bathroom to pull my hair up and do other things..

3. Then I will head outside for some breakfast. Generally, I eat healthily for breakfast. So I will have a smoothie or Weet Bix w/ Almond Milk and Chia Seeds or if I have extra time 2 eggs on corn thins. Accompanying this, I will have a cup of Jasmine Green Tea and sometimes a Berocca.

4. With my breakfast, I will then go watch some Youtube whilst I eat or chat to my family (whoever is up or around at the time).

5. I will then go get ready for the day 🙂

And, that concludes my Morning Wake Up Routine.

Talk Soon,

Jess xx

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My Everyday Makeup- UPDATE!

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Hello,

Since it has been over a year since I did an Everyday Makeup post, I thought I would do an updated one today. Enjoy!

Nars Sheer Glow Foundation- Mont Blanc

Nars Creamy Concealer- Vanilla

Mac Pro Longwear Blush- Stay Pretty

Stila Primer One Step Correct

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush

Real Techniques Pointed Foundation Brush

pürminerals Powder Brush

pürminerals Eyeliner Brush

pürminerals Utility Brush

Icing Powder Brush

Icing Contoured Powder Brush

Eyebrow Brush

Too Faced Candlelight Glow Due- Highlighter

Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette-

Eyebrows:

Naked 2
Faint

Eyelids:

W.O.S
Venus

Too Faced Glamour Gloss- Sex Pot

Revlon Colorburst Lip Butter- Candy Apple

Too Faced Lip Insurance

Clinique Lash Power Mascara- 01 Black Onyx

Volum’ Express The Colossal Washable Mascara- Glam Black

Rimmel Stay Matte Powder- 001 Transparent

Rimmel Natural Bronzer- 022 Sun Bronze

Clinique Cream Shaper For Eyes- 101 Black Diamond

bareMinerals Round The Clock Waterproof Eyeliner

Benefit They’re Real! Push-up Liner

Eyelash Curler

If you want to see a review of any of the products above, let me know below. Hope you enjoyed this post!

Cause It’s (Almost) Christmas!

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Hello Everybody,

Due to me recently rediscovering Polyvore, I thought I would do something related to the website today. I have had an account for a while (my account name is missjessamy, if you want to follow me) but it got lost in all my other apps. But now I am back in love with it. I highly suggest you get an account, it’s amazing.

So, I thought it was only appropriate as the festive season is almost upon us, to share some festive and Christmassy Polyvore collages with you. Enjoy!

Casual Festivities:

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  • H&M flat shoes. $28 AUD
  • HM.COM

Chilly Christmas:

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  • The North Face holiday stocking. $40 AUD
  • REI.COM

Festive Decor and Outfit:

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  • Pier 1 Imports plastic box. $35 AUD
  • PIER1.COM
  • DAY Birger et Mikkelsen christmas home decor. $110 AUD
  • AMARA.COM

Dressy Christmas:

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  • With Love From CA gold jewellery. $5.77 AUD
  • PACSUN.COM

Hope you enjoyed this post. I really love Polyvore and I suggest all of you go check it out. I loved making these outfits.

Talk very soon.

Love, Jess xx

ALL OPINIONS ARE MINE OWN. NO COPYRIGHT –> ALL PICTURES ARE FROM MY POLYVORE ACCOUNT FROM POLYVORE.

Lunch With My Lovelies

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Hello Everybody,

The other day I went out for the day with two of my friends, Mahlee (Fat Little Fiat) and Nicola. We went shopping, ate lunch and went to see the movie Wish I Was Here. This movie was amazing, I loved it and it made both myself and Mahls cry and Nicola was on the verge of tears. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for a funny, emotional and different movie.

I took a couple of photos of my day, and thought even though there are only a few, I would share them with you anyway Enjoy!

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This is my amazing lunch. Chicken Katu Sushi and Antipodes water. I am obsessed with this water’s bottle – I keep refilling it 😉

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This is Mahls’s lunch. She had the same water and sushi as me but also got an amazing Banana Smoothie.

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This is the cinema we went to. How amazing it is? So pretty, I had never seen a cinema like this before. We all found it super exciting.

Even though I don’t have a photo of it, Mahlee and I found a new obsession on this day thanks to Nicola. She introduced us to Coconut Chips and they are soooooo amazing, they are literally coconut heaven (I am a huge coconut fan btw). I got a can of the original flavour and the chocolate flavour and so did Mahlee. We had them as our healthy (hmm..maybe not so, but better then normal chips) cinema foodI highly recommend getting some if you are wanting a delicious snack. Thanks Nic 🙂 x

Thanks for reading! Talk soon guys.

Love Jess xx

All pictures above are mine and Mahlee’s. And all opinions are my own.

The Paleo Effect

Food, Health & Fitness, missjessamy

Hello Everybody, As I have mentioned in previous posts, I have really tried to eat more healthily. It came to my attention that, what I was eating was making me break out and feel sluggish. This change in lifestyle has been unbelievably beneficial for me even though it is such a simplistic concept. What is this concept you ask? I call it, The Paleo Effect. Paleo meaning older or ancient as in Palaeolithic. In diet terms, the way in which the caveman ate. 

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I chose this lifestyle as an experiment, wondering if it would change me in any way, and boy did it.

Previously to this wondrous change in lifestyle, I never ate particularly unhealthily, but there were common times I didn’t think before I ate, and therefore commonly ate the wrong things. And, by changing from that to all health food, I was skeptical as to whether it would be an easy change or if I would struggle to not turn to the ‘bad stuff’. SIDE NOTE: I don’t like calling it a diet, because I think eating healthy is a lifestyle change more than anything.

Amazingly, I have honestly noticed such a change. I have been on this lifestyle change for 13ish weeks, and my energy levels have skyrocketed and may I add, my skin is clearer and the redness has massively decreased. As I said before, my energy has increased, which helps in my motivation going through school with doing my work and everything else. I have also noticed a mood change. I have been happier within myself, and therefore happier when around others. However, as any lifestyle change, there are always slip ups. I personally, don’t care if I have a few slip ups. I am not going to rid myself of the occasional ‘unhealthy’ meal because of my healthy eating regime. I don’t believe in starving myself of life’s delicious and unhealthy foods just to be healthy forever; I find it impossible to live like that. Honestly, I do have the EXTREMELY occasional McDonalds with my friends or home cooked brownies cooked by my sister (etc…) because I enjoy them. I have stages where I am fully Paleo, and other times where I am loosely on the lifestyle. And personally, I think that is fine. I’m a teenager, and admit I go to the movies with my friends and eat bags of Chocolate and Chips. Also, some nights I’ll come home after a long day and eat rubbish. However, overall I commit to the Paleo regime in my common everyday life and within my meals and most snacks.

I am a strong believer in what I put in my body, will show on the outside. And that is why I want to commit to a healthy lifestyle now, so I can get the life long benefits. Wow, what a both reflective and somewhat informative post (hopefully…hehe). If you aren’t interested in the Paleo Effect but you still what to be healthy then go for it. I agree Paleo is somewhat of an intense and sometimes pricey change, but you can just change from maybe a white bread sandwich at lunch to a salad. Any healthy change can be beneficial to you.

Thank you for reading. I hope you enjoyed this post. I know this was a bit of a different post to what I normally have on my blog, but I really wanted to share my experiences with all of you and I hoped you liked hearing them.

Love, Jess xx

I am not a doctor and all experiences are my own. All opinions are my own.

Picture Link: http://www.tumblr.com/search/tropical%20fruit%20salad

Relax, Rewind, Rethink (and Chill)

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As I lay here and watch television shows that are truly full of nonsense, I finally find myself beginning to relax after one of the most stressful and draining terms of my life. It might sound unbelievably cheesy but, my favourite relaxation times occur at my Grandparents beach unit, late at night; watching rubbish television and just chilling whilst reading, drawing, texting etc.

As I said before, this term for me has been hard. With huge workloads paired with personal decisions I have had to make (future choices….); I am absolutely exhausted. Don’t get me wrong though, I love being busy. I am not one to sit and relax 24/7 , I have to be doing something. However, after working nonstop for just over 8 weeks, I think some “not doing anything evenings” are very necessary.

So, after my clear love for taking time out for a chill, I want to challenge you, yes you reading this right now. I challenge you to a chill night. Even if you are sadly not on holidays at the moment and your schedule is so busy that you want to curl up in a ball and cry, I challenge you. Now, I know how hard it is to leave your work when you have so much to do, but just a 10 minute chill out will give you time to collect your thoughts and continue. I am known to be an extreme “stresser” when it comes to heavy workloads, but leaving my work for 10 minutes gives my brain a break, and I always find with that, I come back to my work with a new mind set.

Tell me if you accept this challenge and I hope you enjoyed this post.

Love Jess xx

P.S.
Good luck if you currently have a huge/stressful workload. I believe in you :)!!