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My (Ever-Growing) Guide to Barcelona…

02/05/2017 09:22:59 AM

I’m writing this post because I have had SO many people ask for Barcelona recommendations since we moved. I’ve not had time (or motivation) to write lots of blogs since we made the move as there’s been so much more going on with our ...

Stuff That Happened in 2016…

12/28/2016 15:30:48 PM

Without a doubt, 2016 has been a strange year internationally and it’s definitely passed its influence onto everyone else. There’s a really strange vibe as this year closes, people are worried and many wanting to break away to help their ...

Are you being social?

12/15/2016 11:15:12 AM

2016 has been actually ridiculous, we all know that. I’ll be writing my stuff that happened in 2016 post very soon once I’ve had a proper think about it all, as it’s going to be very long. Anyway, in the meantime, as many of us have I ...

Everyone has a context…

12/14/2016 12:45:27 PM

In recent years awareness of mental illness has increased. New studies teaching us more about how these might work, new practises and a new acknowledgement of being able to talk about the topic more openly. Topics of mental illness are now ...

I HAZ MERCHT…

12/02/2016 08:05:41 AM

One of the most frustrating things as a creative person is having an idea which you don’t have the time/energy/money to see through to the end. For me personally, it’s always a massive de-motivator which has frequently stopped me from starting ...

#IndieLove – Oh Deer Sugar: Australian Based Bath & Body Bakery

11/15/2016 12:22:51 PM

Another brand that I’m not sure how I stumbled upon, I think I found them on Instagram originally and totally dug their concept. Oh Deer Sugar is an Australian based brand run by two vegan friends Shani & Nikki and they’ve been baking up ...

#IndieLove Day 11 – La Vidriola Acrylic Jewellery from Spain

11/11/2016 03:30:06 AM

Here’s another brand that I can’t even tell you how I found them, it was another stumble upon on Instagram style story and I instantly fell in love. La Vidriola are based in Valencia in Spain, but ship worldwide, they’re made up of Pablo ...

#IndieLove Day 10 – The Sad Ghost Club Merch to Help Mental Health

11/10/2016 11:13:14 AM

Here’s something a little different. I’ve been aware of The Sad Ghost Club for AGES as their branding is so cute and recognisable, but it wasn’t until recently that I noticed how popular they are within the music scene that me and Miz ...

#IndieLove Day 9 – Silly Old Sea Dog Vintage Inspired Handmade Dresses

11/10/2016 10:54:56 AM

Running a little behind on this project, but oh well! There’s bigger things in the world to be worrying about right now. Anyway, time for a double whammy of day 9 & 10 on the same day you lucky people, I hope I can brighten your day even just ...

#IndieLove Day 8 – I Like Cats Patches, Pins, T-Shirts & More

11/08/2016 08:24:07 AM

I love Etsy so much. It’s such a great platform for indie and small brands and creatives to get started with a business in a professional and efficient way. There are SO many talents on there too and an incredibly community around the world ...

#IndieLove Day 7 – CutECOsmetics Cruelty Free, Vegan & Eco Beauty

11/08/2016 07:54:18 AM

CutECOsmetics have been part of my life for quite a long time now. I knew the original owner very well, helped with odds and ends and they are now one of my oldest freelance clients and a brand that is extremely close to my heart. They’re ...

#IndieLove Day 6 – Mod Dolly Clothes & Accessories from London

11/07/2016 08:52:29 AM

I met Amy from Mod Dolly about 4 years ago, when I modelled for one of her clothing collections on a photoshoot with fellow blogger and now photographer, Emily Tyler. It was the same day I met Sara from Hello The Mushroom too who was helping ...

#IndieLove Day 5 – Baccurelli Acrylic Jewellery and Doll Designed Wares

11/05/2016 13:40:47 PM

Baccurelli felt like an especially lovely next brand to feature after I got in touch with them to see if they wanted to get involved, as they mentioned a mutual love for yesterday’s team, Sugar & Vice who helped Baccurelli figure out setting ...

#IndieLove Day 4 – Sugar & Vice Laser Cut Jewellery

11/04/2016 11:52:16 AM

If you’re a regular reader you know that indie brand Sugar & Vice have a special place in my heart. They’ve been around since 2007 and I’ve followed and adored their work since the first day I stumbled upon them. I can’t even remember ...

#IndieLove Day 3: Little Miss Delicious Kawaii Handmade Jewellery & Accessories

11/03/2016 08:24:12 AM

I’ve known about Maxine’s work for a VERY long time, in fact Maxine’s brand, Little Miss Delicious was founded the very same year I started this blog (back in 2009 when I was Jayne’s Kitschen instead) so it’s awesome to see her grow ...

#IndieLove Day 2 – Marshmallow Blends Handmade Bath & Body Treats

11/02/2016 04:00:15 AM

Ok, so if you know me you know I’ve got a bit of a love/hate relationship with Lush, there’s probably some posts about it on here somewhere, but yes, personal experiences of working there and conflict of morals mean that I’m always on ...

#IndieLove Day 1: La Barbuda Patches, Pins, Tees & Totes

11/01/2016 04:00:22 AM

So here goes! Day one of my month of #IndieLove and today I’m shouting about an awesome stylishly nerdy brand from Galicia in Spain. But don’t worry, this one-woman store ships worldwide and is stocked in some super cool boutiques including ...

Setting challenges and making changes…

10/27/2016 12:38:15 PM

The idea of committing to doing something positive to myself to develop some ideas I have every day and sticking to it, all started when I moved to Spain four (five?! WTF?) months ago. I was supplementing the language lessons I started using ...

#IndieLove: In Support of Creativity

09/26/2016 04:30:50 AM

Ok, so the blog has been a bit slow of late. I’ve been pondering a lot of things and trying to figure out my next direction. I’ve written some articles about it, but I haven’t published them anywhere just yet. So, I felt like I could use ...

Was Suicide Squad Actually as Bad as Everyone is Saying?

08/18/2016 03:58:50 AM

The original title for this blog was “Was Suicide Squad Actually Shit?”, but I changed it because I thought I’d be a little more polite in my title. Anyway, first off I want to have a rant about how frustrating it is to have something ...

Finding Your Niche…

08/17/2016 08:05:38 AM

Do I even fit into just one niche? Should I have to fit into just one category? It’s something that will be on the minds of so many of us at one point or another whether in relation to your blog, your social life, a business idea or within ...

Did Suicide Squad steal style from Die Antwoord?

08/11/2016 04:55:52 AM

Random blog from me I know, not on topic usually but who cares, it’s my blog and it’s my creative outlet so I’ll write what I want when I feel like it. Today, this news story got me thinking and chatting on Twitter so I thought it was ...

Learning Languages…

07/08/2016 02:31:54 AM

How many languages do you speak? And I don’t mean, which languages did the UK school system make you learn for a couple of hours here and there when you were in High School. I’m talking fluent or enough to get by living in another country. ...

Brexit and Fireworks in Barcelona…

06/24/2016 05:58:32 AM

Last night in Barcelona was a strange one, we spent some time with our friend Bryan who is from South America and met a whole bunch of new people from all over the world, happily living here in Spain. Last night was the Feast of Sant Joan, ...

Alex Box Launches First Product: The Alex Box

05/29/2016 07:46:20 AM

As many of you know, I’m a massive fan of make up artist and all round creative, Alex Box. Until recently Alex was heavily involved with make up brand, Illamasqua, as Creative Director and she’s now on her own individual journey, which I’m ...

What I’ve learnt about Spain in the first week of living here….

05/28/2016 13:18:27 PM

So it’s been a week of living in Barcelona now, it’s gone so fast and we’ve achieved so much already. It’s been a minimum of 20 degrees everyday, only rained for about 10 minutes and we’ve eaten a lot of amazing and cheap food. We’ve ...

Why we’ve moved to Spain…

05/13/2016 14:47:59 PM

Why not? Where we are born is not something we can choose, it just happens. So, why not think about living in another country? It’s an adventure, it’s an opportunity to learn a new language, it’s a chance to meet new people and live amongst ...

Sophy Robson x Little Ondine Collection 10% Discount Code

05/08/2016 11:01:59 AM

This is seriously beautiful! I’ve been favouring Little Ondine nail polish over conventional polish for about 6 months now. It’s a 100% natural brand made our of resins and water, it has no odour, it’s non-toxic and cruelty free. It does ...

I wore sandals without socks for a full day and survived…

05/08/2016 09:20:06 AM

As my regular readers (and friends) will know I’ve got through a lot of changes over the past few years: personally and professionally. There’s a few simple things in my life that have gotten better too: I’ve become less fussy with food, ...

Jeremy Scott’s Inflatable Shoes for Melissa Plastic Dreams Shoes SS16

04/20/2016 11:44:02 AM

I’ve been a massive fan of both Jeremy Scott and Melissa Shoes since I first became aware of either of them existing. I first discovered the magical, shoes of my dreams via the first ever Vivienne Westwood collaboration with Brazillian shoe ...

Alice in Wonderland Through the Looking Glass x Urban Decay Make Up Collection

04/19/2016 11:08:41 AM

Make up and film collaborations are 100% the theme of my week, but I ain’t complaining when it’s something that combines two of my biggest geekdoms. Yes, it’s all part of a bigger marketing ploy each company using the other to boost awareness, ...

MAC x Good Luck Trolls Make Up Collection

04/19/2016 10:38:51 AM

Hello blog-reading folks, it’s been a while and this little collection sneak peek is what caught my attention enough to blog. Many of you will know that historically I’m not a massive MAC fangirl normally and have generally been disappointed ...

WIN a Hamper from Patisserie de Bain by Rose & Co

03/15/2016 13:38:41 PM

A long, long time ago in a city far, far away in Central Yorkshire, I lived and worked part time at a lovely vintage inspired apothecary and boutique called Rose & Co. We sold various gorgeous things from brands like Paul & Joe, What Katie Did ...

Adventure Time Toys in McDonald’s Happy Meals 2016

03/10/2016 11:03:22 AM

Another Adventure Time post you say? Yes, because it’s my blog and I can write what I like and this is bloody brilliant so you really ought to know about it. Miz and I had a naughty McDonald’s lunch today because we were feeling sad that ...

Sanrio’s Gudetama Arrives in the UK as Truffle Shuffle Exclusive

03/09/2016 07:44:26 AM

I’ve been keeping my eye out for Gudetama merch in the UK ever since I saw the announcement of his creation by Sanrio sometime last year. If you haven’t seen him before he’s from the same peeps who brought us Hello Kitty and is essentially ...

Adventure Time Dr. Martens 2016: BMO, Princess Bubblegum & Marceline

03/02/2016 11:14:02 AM

FINALLY! I have photos and information on the latest Dr. Martens Adventure Time collection, which launched officially yesterday I believe, although the DM website is down so I can’t say for sure. What I really wanted to show you were the blooming ...

Vans Late Night Junk Food Inspired Collection

02/24/2016 05:14:58 AM

I have got to admit it, I DID overreact quite a bit when I spotted this collection, but it’s SO me it’d be silly if I wasn’t excited, now just to find some spare cash to treat myself and decide which pieces are worthy for a place in my ...

What I learnt from being on tour with punks…

02/22/2016 13:00:42 PM

As most of you will know my boyfriend, Miz is in a band and has been in various bands for a very long time. He goes on mini tours about once a month and gigs around the UK frequently. His latest incarnation of his band is a three piece meaning ...

Two Years of Being Freelance…

02/17/2016 09:45:17 AM

So this week marks the second year of me being full time freelance. It’s something I’d wanted to do for ages and something that runs in my family, almost everyone in my family is a small business owner or freelance or has been for a large ...

Heart Shaped Fashion Wish List…

02/15/2016 07:07:38 AM

Yes, it was Valentine’s Day yesterday but to avoiding being a cliche I thought I’d share this heart shaped wish list the day after instead since I love these cuties because they are heart themed and nothing to do with V-Day and I’d wear ...

A year on from my blog re-brand…

02/13/2016 06:14:59 AM

Facebook memories popped up today to remind me that it’s been a year now since I re-branded my blog in both name, branding and design. I thought it’d be interesting to take this moment to evaluate what difference this made to my site and ...

Loosing Your Personal Style Identity…

02/09/2016 14:32:09 PM

I’ve had a bit of a weird day today visiting London Edge I’ll try and blog about it at a later date, but right now I want to have a bit of a ramble. I finally got to meet Perelandra of Pamper and Curves today and she’s inspired my to ...

My Tips for Moving to London

02/08/2016 08:30:28 AM

I was chatting to the lovely Kayleigh on Twitter last night as she’s thinking of moving to London and shared some of my wisdom with her. Made me think that now might be a nice time to write up this little article with some tips on moving to ...

Cute Spring Day Bags Wishlist

02/02/2016 06:08:46 AM

This is the sort of post I used to love doing on a regular basis and over the years has dropped off. Although I don’t shop much, I do love looking and love discovering beautiful, unique and quality designed products in almost any category. ...

I didn’t blog for a month and here’s what happened…

02/01/2016 03:00:15 AM

Today marks exactly one month since I last blogged, a blogger fail many would say. A terrible occurrence to make many blogger’s blood boil creating a cringe-worthy apology blog as if you’ve ruined the lives of your readers because you’ve ...

My New Year’s Resolutions 2016

01/01/2016 07:09:59 AM

Oh look! Another blogger writing their New Year’s Resolutions! I’m sure some people aren’t bother about reading this but for me it’s useful, helps me put stuff down to think about and gives me a record of what I planned to look back ...

Stuff That Happened in 2015…

12/31/2015 08:00:26 AM

As is my annual tradition around this time of year I’m taking a moment to review the year that’s come to a close and look back at what made it awesome, what I achieved and other glorious things, I’ve pulled together some highlights in ...

Star Wars Merch is Everywhere…

12/16/2015 11:06:24 AM

As any self-proclaimed nerd will know, it’s the première of the latest instalment of Star Wars TONIGHT! I grew up on these films, remembering watching the original trilogy with my parents on VHS recorded off the TV from sometime in the 80s, ...

Little Ondine Winter Wonderland Limited Edition Collection and Secret Top Coat/Base

12/09/2015 04:51:08 AM

If you’ve got sensitive skin, allergic to regular nail polish or just want a convenient, kind to skin (and nature) alternative to chemical ridden nail polishes Little Ondine is definitely a brand that you need to check out. I’ve featured ...

Using Your Audience To Inspire Change…

12/08/2015 13:31:16 PM

I’ve been pondering this post for a while now and even now not sure how it’s going to pan out, but I felt that it was an important post to write as it applies to so many different people. What I want to discuss today is about how anyone ...

Sunset Hair Using Colour Freedom Orange Sorbet, Mystic Purple and Crimson Red

12/04/2015 10:51:34 AM

So last week I had my hair dyed in the salon and unfortunately the colour only lasted one wash, not entirely sure why but I believe it’s something to do with a bleach based product being used and not neutralising properly before a colour was ...

My Picks of #EtsyMadeLocal

11/28/2015 02:00:01 AM

So by now you all know that I’m a big fan and supporter of Etsy, if you’re still not sold on the wonderful indie international marketplace of Etsy, the upcoming Etsy Made Local pop-ups may just be for you. Top sellers from 13 cities and ...

Jayne’s Alternative Guide to Black Friday 2015

11/27/2015 02:00:31 AM

I kinda feel a bit weird about Black Friday and Cyber Monday being a thing in the UK now which is supposed to be the post-Thanksgiving sales, it is just a big marketing excuse for companies to make more money and genuinely fuels a bit of insanity ...

Hair Cut and Colour by George at Lipstick & Gunpowder, Brighton

11/26/2015 13:53:57 PM

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I’ve become very DIY with my hair colouring and cutting, generally because I really struggle to find salons and hairdressers that I click with. Yesterday, I went to try out a new Brighton ...

Etsy Gift Guide for Beauty Addicts

11/24/2015 12:36:20 PM

So it wouldn’t be right for me to be writing these Etsy gift guides without doing one that addresses one of my blog’s main themes, beauty! We all know those big brands you can find on the high street, but there’s also some pretty awesome ...

Beauty News: Star Wars Pat McGrath Max Factor UK Limited Edition Launch

11/23/2015 11:19:12 AM

So back in August I reported on the U.S launch of a Star Wars CoverGirl collection and it sure got a lot of geek girls pretty excited, it was a massive collection of a range of colours inspired by looks created by the awesome Pat McGrath. Well, ...

Beauty News: Rodnik x Soap & Glory Limited Edition Vanity Case Gift Sets

11/23/2015 04:47:31 AM

OMG! OMG! These are just amazing! One of my fave quirky, kitsch designer brands, Rodnik just launched a limited edition, online exclusive selection of gifts with Boots fave, Soap & Glory and they aren’t going to be around for long! If you ...

JORD Wooden Dover Koa & Black Watch

11/20/2015 11:40:05 AM

We were sent a JORD wood watch to review and as I’m not really a watch wearer (merely just an admirer) I thought this honour best go to Miz who actually really liked the look of these wooden watches for himself. Read on to find out a little ...

EOS Holiday 2015 Decorative Lip Balm Collection

11/19/2015 08:59:09 AM

I LOVE EOS as a brand, everything I’ve tried is amazing and they use 100% natural ingredients and 95% organic which is quite rare in beauty, plus they’re cruelty free and have a unique, playful design. Just in time for Christmas, the awesome ...

Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in A-Go-Go with Illamasqua Eyes and Cheeks

11/16/2015 10:30:49 AM

Matte liquid lipstick is one of my favourite beauty things ever when it comes to make up. I love wearing bright, weird coloured lipstick but hate having to reapply or struggle with transferring lip colours when eating, drinking or smooching. ...

Etsy Gift Guide for 90s Nostaligia

11/15/2015 13:44:15 PM

Time for another bunch of picks from the awesome Etsy, if you want to give something unique as a gift this year AND support small, indie biz and creators it’s the best place to head. Today’s theme is the 90s and nostalgia, as a child of ...

Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant and Ultracalming Cleanser

11/14/2015 02:00:35 AM

Can you believe I’ve been blogging since 2006 and never laid a hand on anything from Dermalogica until now?! I think it’s because I used to work for one of their competitors and when I work for a brand I develop this weird loyalty towards ...

Best Burger in Barcelona: Bacoa

11/13/2015 11:49:40 AM

When we lived in London one of our favourite things to do was to go for a burger. We went to pretty much all of the places that made it onto any best burger in London list and generally our top 3 include MEATMission, Burger Bear and Dirty Burger. ...

Beauty News: Sugarpill to Launch Pretty Poison Matte Lip Colour

11/12/2015 06:23:16 AM

This is super exciting news for any indie, vegan, colourful make up fans! One of my fave brands, Sugarpill have been rolling out awesome, super bright pressed and loose shadows since 2003 headed up by the magical Amy (aka Shrinkle) this year ...

Beauty News: Little Ondine Winter Wonderland Limited Edition Gift Set

11/12/2015 02:00:57 AM

If you’ve tuned in before you will have seen my previous reviews of this quirky, nail brand, Little Ondine which is 100% natural, odourless, non-toxic and gazillion other levels of awesome. This month they’ve launched a beautiful trio for ...

Etsy Gift Guide for Gaming Geeks

11/11/2015 11:25:14 AM

Apparently it’s Christmas soon, so that seems like a good enough reason to create a list of some really, really cool stuff you can get on the awesome Etsy. Since Miz is currently engrossed in Fallout 4 on PS4 and I continue to be powering ...

SheaMoisture Raw Shea Butter Shampoo and Conditioner

11/11/2015 09:56:10 AM

So I previously reviewed the SheaMoisture Shampoo and Conditioner from their SuperFruit collection and since discovering the brand it’s been the only range me and Miz have been using, really have a lot of love for this brand. For the last ...

Minna Parikka My Little Pony Shoes and the rest of AW15

10/31/2015 03:00:05 AM

So I stumbled upon these totally mad shoes and bags inspired by My Little Pony on Instagram, when I did some research it turned out to be from Finnish designer, Minna Parikka who I’ve spotted in department stores before and love, when I checked ...

First Look: Borderlands x Insert Coin Clothing Collaboration

10/30/2015 03:00:55 AM

OMG! OMG! Hold onto your badonkadonks, here’s a first look at the upcoming Borderlands clothing collection with the awesome, UK based Insert Coin Clothing. As some of you know, Borderlands has been the game that got me back into gaming and ...

Roy Lichtenstein Pop Art Crying Lady Make Up Using Pretty Zombie and Jeffree Star Liquid Lipsticks

10/29/2015 05:50:51 AM

Oh look! Another pop art make up look by another blogger. Oh well, I was bored I wanted to give it a go as I thought it’d be fun. Here’s another really simple look that would be awesome for any last minute Halloween costumes you guys might ...

MyGeekBox October Horror Theme Box Reveal

10/28/2015 06:24:37 AM

So I’ve featured NerdBlock and Miz has had Lootcrate before which are both geeky subscription boxes from the States, think Glossybox but for comics, films and video games. Today, I’m sharing my first ever MyGeekBox which is the main version ...

Two Looks Using Sugarpill Edward Scissorhands Limited Edition Palette

10/27/2015 03:00:54 AM

Last month, I reported about one of my favourite brands, Sugarpill launching a very special limited edition palette to celebrate the Edward Scissorhands 25th Anniversary, I’m pleased to say that I’ve got one! And it’s beautiful. I’ve ...

Poison Ivy Inspired Make Up using Glitter Lips, Sugarpill, Ilamasqua and Kiko Cosmetics

10/26/2015 10:50:44 AM

So I’ve done a Poison Ivy costume before a couple of years ago for my birthday and it was pretty much perfect, really was pleased with that one so please check it out! That time it was inspired by the Uma Thurman film version, this time I ...

Marceline the Vampire Queen Adventure Time Make Up

10/25/2015 04:24:42 AM

So this weekend, I’m supposed to be at MCM ComicCon, unfortunately our car broke down and we had no affordable mode of transport and had to spend out comic buying money on car parts instead. Instead of bringing you a MCM post, I thought I’d ...

Outfit Post: Yumi Bird Print Collared Dress and George Fox Bag

10/22/2015 08:30:42 AM

It really is a challenge to do outfit posts at this time of year, it’s a blogger cliche but it’s so true! Natural light makes life so much easier. It’s even more challenging when you run out of batteries for your external flash which is ...

Beauty News: Gwen Stefani x Urban Decay Palette Sneak Peek

10/20/2015 06:41:49 AM

I don’t think there’s many girls of my generation who at some point or another didn’t have a massive girl crush on Gwen Stefani, she’s just cool. Gwen’s hit the news lately due to two things, one being her sad divorce from Gavin, the ...

SheaMoisture SuperFruit Complex 10-IN-1 Multi-Benefit Shampoo & Conditioner

10/07/2015 06:27:27 AM

So I may have just found the best shampoo and conditioner range that I’ve yet to try! Some of you may have seen this brand before as it’s a super popular U.S brand, it’s called SheaMoisture and it’s been around in one form or another ...

Wayne Stock Wayne’s World T-Shirt from Nerdoh

10/02/2015 13:38:31 PM

Party on Garth! Party on Wayne! Wayne’s World is definitely one of my fave films, such a classic! If you didn’t already know, my degree is in Cinema (not that it came in handy ever) and I spend the majority of my spare time watching films ...

Beauty News: Rocky Horror Picture Show 40th Anniversary Nail Collection from Gelish and Morgan Taylor

10/01/2015 06:46:13 AM

OMG! OMG! Just stumbled upon this and did a mini freak out. I have no idea how I haven’t seen this sooner. As some of you may know, cult musical The Rocky Horror Picture Show is celebrating 40 years this year and is back on tour in theatres ...

Custom Shade Red Hair with Colour Freedom Crimson Red and Superdrug Ultra Brights Rebellious Red

09/26/2015 07:42:42 AM

So, as I mentioned in my previous hair colouring post I’m currently combating fast fading hair, it’s on its way back to being manageable but at the moment I’m topping up the colour more than normal. A few weeks ago, I went red for a short ...

Beauty News: Jem and the Holograms Beauty Launches Including Manic Panic Collection

09/25/2015 05:04:35 AM

Here’s more RAD news for the geeky/alt beauty fans out there. So many of us will remember the beautiful, glittery, punk rock looks of Jem and the Holograms from the cartoon we watched as kids. What you may not know is that there’s a brand ...

Beauty News: Sugarpill Cosmetics Edward Scissorhands 25th Anniversary Limited Edition Collection

09/25/2015 03:25:29 AM

OMG! So much good beauty news discovered on Instagram last night! This one makes me so happy as it’s so lovely to see a quirky, non-mainstream brand win a big collaboration like this. I’ve been a massive Sugarpill fan for years and love ...

Bright Orange Hair Using Superdrug Ultra Brights Outrageous Orange

09/24/2015 11:32:55 AM

The problem with lightening your hair or bleaching it before putting another shade on is that it almost always means that your colour fades pretty quick for the first few dying attempts. It’s because your hair is in a compromised condition, ...

#WIN a Mystery Beauty Box to Celebrate SIX Years!

09/20/2015 06:36:06 AM

  Well, it’s been a LONG time since I did one of these. But you know what, someone needs to own this stuff that I don’t need so why not giveaway some goodies to some readers and followers? And you know what? It’s almost been SIX YEARS ...

Beauty News: Alex Box Leaves Illamasqua, What Will Happen Next?…

09/14/2015 12:08:45 PM

We all know that there’s been changes galore in the Illamasqua camp over the past few years and the news that Creative Director, Alex Box is to leave the brand in January is definitely important news for any fans of the brand. Earlier in the ...

Win a Trip to Paris with #PerfectParis2015

09/09/2015 10:43:03 AM

This year has been about getting excited about travelling, finding my sense of adventure and making plans for future escapades. So far this year, we’ve been to Barcelona and to Amsterdam. We’ve also visited my Mum in Wales (exotic!) and ...

My Looks Using the Illamasqua Earth Collection Draco Pigment and Nomadic Palette

09/01/2015 09:55:10 AM

Last week I made a flying visit to London and to my old home area of Shoreditch to finally step foot in Ace Hotel despite living in a building attached to it for over 6 months! Anyway, the 2 hour round trip to London is always worth it when ...

Beauty News: Star Wars Make Up Collection from CoverGirl

08/22/2015 13:45:45 PM

I think it’s easy to say that one of the origins of my geekdom is Star Wars, it was one of the first films I remember being super nerdy about and learning all the trivia when I was at primary school and beyond all thanks to my parents sharing ...

Beauty News: Hello Kitty OPI Nail Collection Launching 2016

08/12/2015 12:14:37 PM

My internet stalking today has paid off! Look what I stumbled upon, a super cute Hello Kitty OPI collection! There’s very little information online at the moment but you can read a good article and see some great pictures on Beauty Geeks. ...

Borderlands 2 Maya the Siren Make Up Using Espionage Cosmetics and Illamasqua

08/04/2015 08:29:18 AM

I’ve been wanting to recreate a Borderlands make up look for ages and just haven’t gotten around to it. So pleased that I did this, I filmed the whole thing on Periscope too if you’re quick you can rewatch the shambles! There was going ...

My DIY Smock Dress with Sugar & Vice Weather Necklace and Play Purse

08/02/2015 08:53:42 AM

I don’t know what I’m doing in this photo are all, apparently I’m showing you how tiny something is or taking an imaginary photo…click! Either way, I’m pretty stoked to show you another DIY clothing project I’ve finished and show ...

What would we be doing without blogging?

07/25/2015 04:48:57 AM

Blogging has been a massive part of my life for coming up to six years this year. It’s brought me best friends, jobs, a creative outlet, experience and all more than enough free cupcakes and lipstick. It’s also brought me school ground drama ...

First Impressions of World of Warcraft from a Girl Gamer Newbie

07/24/2015 08:54:48 AM

World of Warcraft?! Yes, really. Those of you with little knowledge of the game will, like me be picturing some Dungeons and Dragons type nerd world where creepy geeks who live in their  parents basement work for hours to create mega fantasy ...

Looking After Dyed and Damaged Hair

07/23/2015 05:36:01 AM

I really cannot believe how quickly so many people dive into bleaching their hair and then wonder why their hair is so broken after treating it so badly. I don’t think many people realise the significant amount of care and caution you need ...

Where does my vintage interest come from? #AskJayneKitsch

07/21/2015 14:42:14 PM

Hooray! I got my first #AskJayneKitsch question a few weeks ago from the awesome Twitter buddy @tofudogprincess, we share a love of Adventure Time and cosplay plotting. It’s taken me a while to get around to answering this one but it’s a ...

DIY Purple Gingham Skirt, Dr. Martens and The Murderburgers Tee

07/11/2015 10:22:41 AM

Whilst visiting my Mum last week, I managed to borrow her sewing machine and have brought it home to Brighton for some adventures. I haven’t used a sewing machine in about 10 years, maybe even longer. I spent a couple of hours finding tutorials ...

Bras: The Struggle

07/06/2015 09:12:47 AM

Do you know what else sucks about putting on weight for the first time ever? Bras! So, you’ve spent years building up a wardrobe and great quality, quirky, timeless pieces and the underwear to go with it. Once none of that fits anymore you’re ...

Got a Question? #AskJayneKitsch

07/03/2015 15:43:05 PM

I know the #AskSomeone trend doesn’t usually work too well and usually back fires, with people just speaking their honest mind and generally making for some  ace popcorn eating whilst watching Twitter moments. I’m looking at you 50 Shades ...

Rant: What do you want to be when you grow up?

06/28/2015 04:00:29 AM

I had a rant about this on Periscope last week, which got a bit out of hand, so thought it best to write down my thoughts instead. I know I’m not alone in this feeling about our weird way of working our way through life and about how difficult ...

Fudge Paintbox Hair Dye Mixing Turquiose Blue and Green Envy Review

06/27/2015 05:56:11 AM

So when hair is freshly stripped or processed you always find that no matter what dye you put on your hair it fades about 10 times faster than at any other time. The reason my blue hair stayed blue so much is that I built up layers of colours ...