Easy Spring Cupcakes!

Easy Spring Cupcakes!

Howdy do! Howdy do! Howdy do! haha happy spring! or shall I say summer? How nice has the weather been here in the UK?! Trevor say’s that the weather is nice in Michigan to! So how are you? I only went and made some spring cupcakes hehe, if you want you can follow the recipe below!

Ingredients

  • 110g Butter
  • 110g Caster Sugar
  • 2 Free range eggs
  • 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 110g Self Raising Flour
  • 2 tbsp milk (If needed for more of a good consistency – add with flour)

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Method

1. Preheat the oven to 180c/Gas Mark 4. Line up your muffin tray with 9 cupcake cases.

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 2. In a bowl mix together the butter and the sugar until a creamy texture is formed.

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3. Beat in the eggs and add the vanilla extract.

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4. Fold in the flour and stir a little at a time. This is also the time to add in cocoa powder if you want chocolate cupcakes.. in this case, obviously I put chocolate cocoa powder in. 

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5. Use a spoon to pour the mixture into the cupcake cases. At this stage you can add 2 tbsp of milk in to make more of a good consistency.

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6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes, super quick! (This is also the perfect time to do all the messy washing up) and if you’re like me.. (also time to lick the bowl, I mean who doesn’t?) 

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7. Once the cakes are golden brown and the time is up take them out to cool and test to see if they are properly cooked using a probe. (The probe should come out of the muffins clean)

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8. Set the cupcakes a side and let them cool for 5-10 minutes. Get your icing out ready as well as any decorations, in this case I picked up some easy yummy chocolate icing by Dr Oetker which I believe you can get in 3 different colours (Pink, Chocolate and vanilla) and I also picked up these super cute spring, edible sugar flowers, you can purchase them online here  http://www.craftcompany.co.uk/daisy-cupcake-decorations-from-baked-with-love.html  otherwise you can purchase them in Sainsbury’s. 

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Decorate your cupcakes however you want! This is how mine turned out 🙂

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A British Spring

A British Spring

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Well howdy pals, its spring! Another day, another month and another day closer until we close our long distance gap and what better way to share with you all some of my favorite scenery moments throughout it! I’m not even sure which flower is my favorite to choose from this spring, I think many people across the blogging network are loving the peonies which I’ve not had a chance to purchase just yet.. I know.. I gotta. But how do you choose between tulips which can I say are in like 54 different colours and pretty pink peonies, honestly what a hard choice especially as Trevor will agree, Pink is my all time favorite colour, no matter what day, season or mood.. pink, pink, pink and then you end up standing in the store for a while deciding which flowers to get when let’s be honest all you really want to do is buy the whole flower section, no? 

I felt like I wanted to share a special moment with you guys.. this time last year Trevor was over here with me in the UK and he got to experience spring and summer, we went for many walks which we loved, saw many flowers and got attacked by hundreds of wasps.

It’s the little things you remember and one that I thought about this morning was that where we were living in our apartment was a large area of open land for you to explore and take a dog for a walk (although we still don’t have our golden retriever) it was lovely to just spend the evening together and go for a walk, we came across many passages and part of the land had a hidden tree swing which hung above a stream (definitely teenage scout built) I was totally scared and multiple times Trevor stood at the bottom ready to catch me haha, but it was so much fun and I would definitely do it again. 

Far to many of us.. I’m one of them, are spending so much time with our heads down in our phones or to busy to realise the world around us, did you see that flower up the road? no? Take a look the next time you’re out. At the moment I’m loving going for spring walks, leaving my phone at home and taking in the mother nature. Another thing I’m doing at the moment (purely because I don’t have a car but purely because i’m trying to be healthy lol says the one currently munching some cake) is bike ride to work, but I’ve discovered things i’ve not discovered before whilst driving and I’m appreciating the nature a lot more now then I did. So take the time. 

Sadly, recently my granddad passed away, he loved gardening and was always out there sunday mornings cutting the grass or planting flowers when I turned up at his house. And one of the them are these beautiful purple flower clematis that always lit up every year on the back garden fence. Now every other sunday I attend the house these remind me of what a happy place the garden was for my granddad. Take a look at the flowers below. 

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Check out some more pictures below of spring! 

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So happy Spring! Make the most of it because before you know it summer will be here! Happy June! 🙂


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Beauty Haul Essentials!

Beauty Haul Essentials!

“Inner beauty is great.. but a little mascara never hurt.” 

Find beauty in everything they said.. so I took a trip to the drug stores and picked out a load of beauty products hehe! ok ok that was cheesy, but no seriously I did, let’s not talk about the price uh oh haha but let’s talk about the products right? hell yes! 

So over the past couple of months I’ve been trying out new products and seeing what works best for me and spending time in america really allowed me to explore different stores and see what products are available! and I think I’ve cracked it, so I thought I’d show you what I got, below are all of the things I have been loving recently! 

 

KUKUI OIL SHAMPOO 

I needed a new shampoo and have been wanting to try OGX for sometime now.. perfect time to purchase or was that a perfect time to purchase it?! well the answer was a perfect time, it works wonders on my hair, I sometimes get a mix between frizzy and dry hair and knowing this has an oil in really works wonders, it targets frizzy hair and gives it a hydrating finish.

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SATIN CARE GILLETTE | SHAVING GEL

Instead of beating round the bush I’ll just tell ya that the only main reason I brought this was because I got bikini line spots and I really wanted to get rid of them, so after much research well.. as everyone does.. searching through pinterest I came across using a shaving “gel” as before I’m not gonna lie I didn’t use anything. In case you have the same issue as me.. another tip I found useful was to shave with the grain and not shaving against it and can I say.. something worked because I’ve not had any spots since. yay!

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JOHN FRIEDA | FRIZZ EASE 

Purposely brought because I frequently get frizzy hair, this stuff is great and I’m not just saying that.. I apply it after I’ve had a shower to damp hair and leave it in, it works wonders. Definitely up there with one of my best beauty purchases yet.

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SIMPLE FACIAL CLEANSING WIPES

My only “go to” makeup wipes, I have sensitive skin when it comes to facial washes and makeup wipes so these simple sensitive skin wipes are perfect for taking my makeup off. 

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CUTEX NAIL POLISH REMOVER

Love a good nail polish remover! (Lid is a bit dodgy)

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ELEGANT TOUCH 

You know once you’ve showered and you wanna paint your nails but your constantly procrastinating because it takes so long to dry and then your afraid of moving incase you smudge them and it’s like ALL I WANT TO DO IS TOUCH THE TV REMOTE haha, can you relate? was that not the best example? haha, well this stuff is the bomb it literally dries your nails in like 60 seconds, makes your nails a little shiny to. 

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TRESEMME SEA SALT SPRAY

Recently purchased this from superdrug, thought I’d give it a try to see how much “beach waves” turn out. Anyone tried this sea salt spray yet? pretty pricey so I’m hoping it was worth the money. 

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SALLY HANSEN STRENGTHENER 

Got this because at my work I’m not allowed to wear nail varnish, this is just a clear coat but it does makes my nails shiny and at the same time strengthens them.

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RIMMEL NAIL POLISH

I am so in love with black nail polish at the moment.. I have no idea why haha. Going for that Coachella vibe perhaps. It just corresponds well with any outfit don’t you think? Anyhow I’m loving it.. I have it on right now as I type this haha. I purchased the Rimmel polish. I also love the fact that Rimmel have the 60 second drying nail polish WHAT did Jess just say?! Yes girls 60 seconds which persuaded me even more to purchase these bloody beauties.

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SPRUNCH AUSSIE HAIRSPRAY

To cut a long story short.. Trevor had this at his house and I asked him if I could borrow it. Turns out I LOVED it didn’t I! So before I went home to the UK I brought one to use as I know we don’t have this sprunch hairspray here. It’s great for your curls and locks in your hair for them breezy days. This is in my top 3 of favorite hairsprays. 

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Have any of you tried the above products? How do you like them? What are your top 3 favorite products at the moment? ooh so many questions! haha, let me know in the comments below and maybe I’ll just have to pop to boots and purchase them. 

(I would just like to make it clear that this is no way a sponsored blog, all reviews are my own and is done at my own time.)


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Let’s Have A Catch Up!

Let’s Have A Catch Up!

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Oh Aye up! How are we all? Thought it’s about time we had a catch up don’t you?

My saturday consisted of eating this gigantic whopper of a burger! I mean I did try to finish it but have you seen the size of that thing? err can we also talk about how appealing it looks thou! who wants a bit?

So where do we even begin? I think the last time we had a good natter was.. I’m actually not sure it was such a while back! wow how time flies ay. If you didn’t know already then how do you not already know?! we are engaged! you can check out that blog right here https://trevnjess.com/2017/04/18/something-happened-on-our-hike/ 

So (moi) Jess was only allowed to visit the USA for 3 months which was (Jan – April) this year and during that time we got engaged where after we filed a petition so that we could then start the k-1 visa. 

At the moment it’s a long waiting game to get an approval of the petition which can take anything from 3-5 months, once it get’s approved medical examinations and embassy meetings begin. 

I’m not gonna lie.. it’s tough being away from each other, not being able to see each other every day is heartbreaking. Seeing others move on to get their own houses and start a proper little family etc when we have to wait for an approval is so tough.. But saying that we are being the strongest we can be right now.. that’s all we can do right? getting upset will not speed the process up any quicker and there is nothing we can do, so we just have to be positive and keep being strong. Obviously we get the down days where we need one another, just a comfort to make you feel good again.. but we know that every day is a day closer. I actually have this calendar where I cross of the date at the end of every day haha.

So since being back in the UK (moi) Jess has gone back to work for a short time and Trevor stayed in Michigan and has just recently started his new job (Better hours.. better sleep) yes, no more dreaded night shift, I think he’s definitely appreciating the new sleep routine! And of course as well as this Trevor is working on his online graphic clothing business which if you haven’t already checked out them funny “donut even try!” hoodies.. then you should probably check them out now.. https://frithapparel.com/ I honestly get the urge to eat the donut of the hoodie.. Let me know if you got that urge to? I May just have to persuade him to get me either the “Hug dealer” or “I’d like you if you were pizza” hoodie.. maybe both? haha we’ll see. 

So as you can tell.. everything has been a little bit busy at the moment moving back home and settling back in, it’s not been easy for both of us.. still isn’t now but we gotta do what we gotta do for now, only way is up my friends! we are both so excited for the future! In fact something positive recently has been talking about the wedding and planning that a little bit more!.. sorry, no revealing any secrets yet guys hehe.. you’ll have to wait just a bit longer. 

We would love to know how all of our readers are, anyone going through the same sort of adventure right now? Let us know in the comments below! 🙂 

Loved having this little catch up.. there is something about writing things down on the computer or notebook that suddenly makes everything look a lot more sense in your head, is that just me? haha.

 

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Winter In Michigan! 

Winter In Michigan! 

Hello Everyone!

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Are we off to a good start into 2017? Or are we still slowly getting over the Christmas break? Back into reality and already trying to shed the pounds from those large Christmas dinners and all that chocolate? Oh yessss it starts again people, has anyone perhaps achieved one of there New Years resolutions already? Have you started your resolutions? I’m sure what ever you’re doing is heading in the right direction so keep going friends and let me know in the comments below how you’re doing so far!

So yes so far my year is definitely of to a great start! As you’ve been reading from my previous blogs, you’ll know that I was going to Michigan to spend some time with my boyfriend Trevor and.. I’m officially in Michigan!  Yay! I couldn’t be happier right now, spending time exploring the beautiful state is exactly what I planned to do and especially with my favorite person. It’s so lovely to be back with him, we spent two months away from each other which felt like forever. He lives in America and I live in the UK so you can see the struggle it’s been, but we’ve been strong and we are making it work. Trevor spent six months with me in the UK and I’m currently visiting Michigan for three months, I’m loving every minute, the next stage is to look at visas to see where we go from there as to living with each other permanently. We definitely can not wait to spend our future together, so a lot of exciting things ahead. 🙂

As you can tell by some of the pictures you can see some of the spectacular views I have been lucky enough to visit so far. Below you can see the beautiful transformation from water to ice, we visited an Ice cave and we went inside where yesss! we were sliding all over the place because even the floor was Icy, so much fun! It was a remarkable view to see the color differences between the icicles too. Let me know if you have seen something similar to this? maybe upload some pictures so I can see. 


We also went snow tubing! It was so much fun, sitting on the tube and laying across the tube to see how fast we could go down the slope, I’ve done this before in the UK but without snow so I wasn’t nervous to go down it but this time I rode down the hill on snow, so much more fun and a lot faster! Hey, sometimes it’s fun to let yourself go and let your inner childishness out haha. Take a look at the view from the top of the snow tubing hill. In front you’ll see the huge lake which was covered with thick ice, what a spectacular view, one of my favorite photos.

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I just wanted to share with you guys some of the beautiful spots I’ve been lucky enough to explore so far, admiring the beauty of nature, something you do not get to see every day in the UK that’s for sure. I encourage all of our readers to get out there with your loved ones and appreciate the little things in life you come across. 

So also whilst I’m out here, I’m getting to try out some new sports (winter means > winter sports) Trevor has been teaching me how to snowboard.. I’ve had two lessons so far and it’s safe to say I definitely need more practice haha, I’m not too bad but I’m still trying to learn to stop myself with my board instead of falling over haha, hey it’s all fun and games and I’m loving it. 

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I’m learning how to snowmobile, oh my gosh people, I love it haha. I’m not sure what it is exactly but I think I just love how fast it can go and you can practically do anything through the snow. Trevor is great at snowmobiling and I’m not just saying that because he is my boyfriend haha, Over all I’m not that bad but I’m still not 100% confident with riding over bumps super fast without having great control over what I’m doing, but hey I’m learning and I’m sure with a few more tries I’ll master it. I also want to learn more tricks, I can now stand up whilst riding so I’m getting there. Below you can see Trevor’s snowmobile.

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I have just realized how much I’ve rambled on haha, but I guess you can tell I’m loving every minute being out here and being able to spend every moment I can with Trevor. I’ve even been able to try out new foods but I can tell you this in another blog.. another day haha.

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London —> Michigan – Lets pack!

London —> Michigan – Lets pack!

 London —> Michigan 

Hello Everyone!

 

Welcome back to another blog from Trev n Jess.

So as most of you know, I’m in London and Trevor is in the USA so finally! Tuesday I’m off to Michigan to see Trevor! I’ll be out there for 3 months so it’ll be nice to spend some time with him and as well his family, I also can’t wait to do some blogging about the state. Eek! I’m so excited, so many mixed emotions at the moment it’s a little overwhelming but It’s not long now! can I get a whoop? haha.

And! I’m taking you guys along with me! Don’t worry! You’ll get to see some lovely pictures and hear about what we are getting up to!

If you have been to Michigan before or live in Michigan please feel free to list some tourist places in the comments and I’ll see how I get on visiting them.

So far I have packed pretty much most of my suitcase, I’m only taking one suitcase and then my handbag, which I think will be just enough, but by the time I’ve completely packed it.. that answer may change haha. Below are a few things that I have packed so far, things like (More winter clothing and little things like deodorant and little essentials I will be purchasing when I get there and things like towels and flannels I am able to use their) also guys please let me know if there is anything major I haven’t mentioned/shown for what I’m taking.. just incase that I have completely forgotten to pack something haha, every little suggestion counts. 

Sock Dilemma: 

Below you’ll see a picture of quite a lot of socks haha. As some of you may know from reading some of my previous blogs I LOVE socks you name it, cosy socks, patterned socks, coloured socks oh yeah! So I need some help picking 10 pairs of socks to take with me, it was a hard decision and I think I need your help haha. Let me know in the comments below what socks are your favorites and I’ll be sure to pack the popular suggestions! Thank you. 

Yes I’ve made a checklist, Yes I’m adding more things to the list and Yes I made the checklist well in advance to actually going haha! I mean who doesn’t? haha.

Without further ado! Lets see what I’m packing!

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Number 1 essential for your hand luggage or you’re not going anywhere… 

I decided to use this little bag to put my boarding tickets and passport inside, it’s really important you’re organised before going on holiday abroad so you know how to access everything easily when you need them.


 

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My coat I’ll be wearing on the way to the USA, which is aligned with fur around the hood and soft warm fur on the inside of the coat to offer extra insulation. It is from H&M if any of you are interested. When I am in Michigan I will also be wearing a proper winter coat.


 

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Jumpers.. Jumpers and more jumpers! It’s Michigan in the winter! I need to keep warm haha. Jumpers are a must!


 

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2 Thermals.. I will be getting more when I get to Michigan.


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Okay so here we are.. the sock dilemma! 

Yes I love my socks, Yes I probably have an addiction to buying ones with patterns on and yes I need help choosing which ones to take with me haha. Don’t worry, I’ll be buying some thermal socks to.

I have far too many and these aren’t even all of them I can assure you. Please can you list 5 or 10 of your favorite socks from the picture in the comments below so I can finally decide on which ones to take, that would really help haha.


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 Toilet Bag for little essentials. (I’ll be buying more when I get to the US)

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Shower scrunchie, Shaver, Makeup wipes and a body spray.



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Jewelry box – I haven’t used this box in ages haha, I’ve had it ever since I was a little girl and always used to take it abroad with me. I however have a new one which is slightly bigger but I didn’t think a bigger one would be necessary and this little pink one is just the right size. (My earrings are also inside)


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Jeans, Leggings and thermal leggings! you name it! I also have snow pants waiting for me in Michigan. 


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Footwear – So I’m bringing my new slippers I got for christmas and I’m super excited to wear them because they are furry and comfy! The boots you can see is what I’m wearing to the USA, just because it’s appropriate for the weather conditions and moving around in. I’ve just recently bought these Nike shoes in the sale! which is a bonus because I can’t wait to test them out during my exercises and power walk. I will be getting some snow boots when I get to Michigan also.


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Hat and Scarf 

One of my favorite hats and scarfs at the moment! 


The list could go on haha, underwear.. tops.. and lots of other little essentials too. 


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All of your essentials in one little bag in case you need them on the aeroplane! Below you’ll see what I’ve packed in mine!

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As you can see I’ve packed my notepad and pen (To note down some blogging ideas – can never have too many haha) I’ve got a book “snow rose” which can I say I’m very excited to read! Phone, iPad and headphones (Music). A travel toothbrush and mini toothpaste by Colgate, it’s incredibly handy actually, I don’t think I’ve spent so much time looking into to how to maneuver a toothbrush as I have done with this one haha, It folds into a little box and you can open it up when you need to use it, very handy and suitable for travel, I like to feel as fresh as possible when out and about so a quick brush would be ideal. My tangle teezer! This brush is the best! if you haven’t got it.. get it, again suitable and ideal for travel as it’s small, light and can fit pretty much in your pocket or if not then in your bag and last but not least the most important one of all or I wouldn’t be going to Michigan haha my passport and documentation for my flight. 


So I’ve shown you the main things that I’ve packed ready for my flight to Michigan, I have also packed tops to suit the winter and beginning of spring and I will be purchasing things such as snow boots, thick socks, gloves and more thermals to keep myself as warm as possible and as well as this the self-care essentials (deodorant, shampoo, showergel etc). 


So the next time I’ll be blogging.. will be.. drum roll haha.. In Michigan! 

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See you on the flip side friends!

Love Jess

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What Did I Get For Christmas?

What Did I Get For Christmas?

Hello Everyone!

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Did everybody have a lovely christmas spent with their loved ones, eating lots and lots of food? I hope so! There is nothing better than eating chocolate in front of a christmas film whilst cozied up with some loved ones. Agree right?

What did you all get for christmas? (Let me know in the comments below!)

My Christmas was lovely, I spent it with my parents and big brother, was a little down that me and Trevor couldn’t be together for our first christmas but there are lots of exciting things ahead for us both in which we can spend some time together and many Christmases to come for the future so that’s very exciting.

Without further ado! I’d like to show you all what I got for christmas, find below some pictures and find out also where these presents were brought from.


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Slipper Socks (baring in mind I did get like 9 pairs of fluffy socks for christmas.. I LOVE socks, not sure what it is haha but I have a thing for them) – Boots – Barley Lane.


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Facemask – Boots/superdrug/supermarkets.


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Lush – Lush shop (“Snow angel” is one of my favorite lush bath bombs along with “so white”) 


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Yankee Candles – Yankee shop/Clinton’s/some retail shops. I love candles! I don’t think I can pick a favorite scent just yet, they are all so lovely. I did go to the bath and body works shops in Minnesota when I was over visiting Trevor, There were so many candles to choose from it was kinda hard haha, but if I go back to the store than I’ll be sure to pick one up.


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Favorite perfume scent is Chance by Chanel so I was very happy when I received this because I’d actually not long ago finished my other bottle. – Boots Store.


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Look how fluffy! So in love with my Barley Lane slippers! Definitely coming along to America with me. – Boots store. 


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Ted Baker (Lipstick and nail varnish) – Boots Store. 


EOS – Lip Balm – Summer Fruit – Boots store. 


Baylis and Harding Shower Gel.


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Pandora Charm – Pandora.

I wanted something that would remind me of the UK still for when I go to the USA, this charm will do just the trick.


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Clarks Handbag – Clarks. 


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Glittery Slip On Pumps – New Look. 


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Jeans – Skinny – New Look.


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Dollars $ For When I Go To USA This Month.


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Leather Boots – Clarks.


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Coat – New Look.


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Beverly Hills Girl Top – Primark. 


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Tracksuit Bottoms and Jumper – New Look. 


Thank You for reading today’s blog!

Please let me know in the comments below what you all got for christmas! I’d love to know!

Happy New Year To All! 

Love Jess 

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