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Boden Alice Heel

Yesterday, I posted about my Boden sale pick in the form of my Scallop Sweater. I also bought some fantastic shoes at the same time – so fantastic in fact, that they deserved their own blog post. I’m talking about the Alice Heel of course, possibly the most instagrammed shoes this season!

I can totally understand how – they’re probably the prettiest shoes I could have imagined! Polka dot, bows, tassles grouped with a cute pastel colour palette. Again, as I mentioned in my last post, I wasn’t tempted to buy the with their hefty price tag of £119.00. Yes. they are beautiful, but realistically, how often will I wear them?! Apart from this blog post and for my holiday in a couple of weeks (that’s if my husband doesn’t laugh too much when I wear them, mind) probably not very often.

Therefore, the sale price of £35.70 was a lot more palatable for my bank account. You can shop the Alice shoe in this colour and also 3 other styles by clicking here. They do a sensible black and beige pair (reduced to £47.60), but where’s the fun in that, I ask? This post serves as a shameless deposit for colour popping images of these absolutely delightful heels! Enjoy…

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Giveaway time! – Beauty & Fragrance Goodies!

***This giveaway is now closed***

Hello lovelies!

I thought it was about time I did a giveaway for you all to celebrate smashing my 1k Instagram goal this week. It’s been such a big learning curve for me, going from 0 to 1000 followers, and I’ve met some amazing people along the way.I wanted to pull together some amazing prizes to show how thankful I am.

These are items from my personal collection gifted to me by amazing brands that I wanted to now share with you!

Thrifty Blogger Giveaway Prize!

Contents of the prize include;

  • Treacle Moon Almond Tart Shower gel – blogged about here
  • Library of Fragrance UK Almond Cologne –  blog posts here and here
  • Library of Fragrance UK Freesia Colonge
  • I am Fragrance ‘Naked’ Roll on Eau de Parfum –  blog post here reviewing the scents
  • Model’s Own Polishes for tans x2 – Blog post here 
  • Jelly Belly Lip Balm in Watermelon (sealed!)
  • Clo Clo London vintage style earrings

I will also throw in a Makeup Revolution Lipstick that I have swatched on the back of my hand in ‘depraved’ and a sample sized Clinique Take The Day Off makeup remover.

To enter, Please make sure you are;

  • A Follower of my blog in WordPress or Bloglovin’ -Both follow links are in the sidebar to your right —>
  • Follow my Instagram account iamjessicajj & Twitter 
  • And finally leave me a comment below to confirm your entry – this step is important! No comment, no entry! I will only check my commenters and count them as entrants!
  • For an extra entry, repress/share this blog post in Bloglovin’.

Thank you again to all my followers for your reading – this blog is now over a year old and I can’t believe how much I’ve learned! Good luck to all entrants, I will draw the winner’s name out of a hat on Monday 24th.

MyPerfumeSamples.com sample order service

Hi everyone!

A bit of perfume thrifting for you today!

Now as you know I am addicted to scent. I own FAR TOO MANY Library of Fragrance Colognes and I have begun to have a taste for artisan perfume, too. But let’s face it, it’s an expensive luxury to indulge in.

I was asked by MyPerfumeSamples.com to review perfume sample ordering service.

They have a wide array of fragrances, from new and popular scents to older, or more obscure classics! You are able to search by type (Daytime, evening, romantic, Casual) and you can order in 1ml, 3ml or 5ml measures, atomised or vials.

Atomisers are the best in my view, but everyone has a preference!

My perfume samples

I got four fragrance samples – Jimmy Choo Blossom, Si by Giorgio Armani, Daisy Sorbert by Marc Jacobs and CK one Summer 2015 by Calvin Klein. All of these are perfect fragrances for Summer!

I was pleasantly surprised by Si, I wasn’t interested by the bottle alone in stores, but it smells absolutely divine when worn! I really consider buying this when I run out of the sample. Marc Jacobs always delivers, Daisy Sorbet is fresh, cute and as summery as you can get; CK One Summer 2015 is the most disappointing fragrance of the batch. It’s a bit more zesty than I am used to wearing, and a little cheap. Jimmy Choo’s blossom is lovely though, VERY fruity and ultra feminine.

Best part is, use code INSTA15 for 15% off!!! Follow them on Instagram to keep up to date with new fragrances available on their site!

Thanks for reading!

X

My Instagram takeover for Library of Fragrance UK

Hi everyone!

If you follow me on Instagram you might have seen that I took over the account of Library of Fragrance UK! I’ve blogged about their scents here and here if you’d like to have a read!

I have rather a crazy collection of scents now from their library, and yet I’m nowhere near done sampling them all! Their Colognes are intended to be unisex (cologne is a term that refers to the strength of the oils in the fragrance, rather than the gender it is intended for use by!) and are delicate enough to not overwhelm, but enough to wear alone or in layers. The range from the basics of scent (rose, patchouli, musk, oud) to the downright strange (Play-doh, Tomato and Gin & Tonic!) So far, I’ve been amazed at how wearable each and every scent, (yes, even playdoh!) can be.

I’ve included some images from the takeover below, but you can also go and follow Library of Fragrance on Instagram for more scent inspiration. Or visit their website! Thank you to the team at LOF for giving me this opportunity, I enjoyed myself!

Don’t forget to follow my blog in the link on the right, or keep up via bloglovin‘!

Thrifty Blogger Update

Hello readers!

Just a short post today to update you on what I’ve been up to and what I’ve got planned for you over the next couple of weeks.

I am very excited to announce that I will be working closely with Library of Fragrance UK, helping them with Pinterest and also in doing more fragrance combination style posts. Watch this space for exciting fragrance news!

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I am also teeing up a number of etsy stores to work with,  which is fantastic news. You might have seen me working recently with Binky’s trinkets (@binkystrinkets on instagram) in promoting her items on my instagram account. This was really successful,  and I proud to support small businesses and etsy stores that are often the realisation of a dream for many. Keep an eye on my instagram for beautiful jewellery and one off pieces. I’m delighted to be able to bring them to the fore!

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And lastly, a thank you. I’ve reached two milestones recently,  of 200 followers on WordPress, 400 on instagram (now it is rocketing towards 500 and nearly 500 on Twitter). I couldn’t have done this without you!

Mwah mwah xx

Posted by Jess
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