Friday, 30 January 2015

Love, Tanya

When Tanya said she was coming out with a book, published by her dream publisher Penguin, I couldn't have been happier for both her and happy for the book that was about to grace my bookshelf. I was even more excited to learn that the book would be more like a memoir. I pre-ordered the book from Amazon, and yesterday amongst boring bills and statements, the book appeared. The book was beautifully made, great quality and it had that "amazing" book smell (they should really bottle it). I knew it wouldn't be anything less than good quality coming from Tanya, but this did exceed my already high expectations.

 For those of you who may have not entered the glorious world of Youtube, blogging and vloggers- meet Tanya. Tanya Burr is an English fashion, beauty and lifestyle vlogger from Norwich, UK. She is captivating, gorgeous and from the moment I started watching her make-up tutorials a few years ago I was hooked. Tanya Burr has gone on to even created her own cosmetics diffusion line under the brand Tanya Burr Cosmetics. Her contagious smile and bubbly personality is somewhat addictive and I am happy to say she is definitely one of my inspirations in life. 

 Her book, Love, Tanya, is a mix of everything that is Tanya. Beautiful photographs fills the pages, along with family recipes, fashion, beauty, relationship, life tips, and travel. I love the "Top 10" sections of the book- probably, because like Tanya, I am a list writer. This book is not only all things Tanya however- in typical Burr style, you get the chance to write your own personal favourites along side hers. I feel this is a book that can be passed on through life, to friends, daughters, mothers and sisters alike. There is even a section on coping on anxiety and stress. Just what I needed, as I am currently writing my dissertation...

It's real, vibrant and happy. It's the most beautiful handbook to modern life.

I adore Badgers Holt too! 

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Friday, 23 January 2015

Jessica in the Studio: Deceit

A few photos from my recent stunt in the studio. The theme was deceit and portrayal. 

“It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” 
― Noël CowardBlithe Spirit

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Living Coasts, Torquay. PENGUINS!

 Tonight is meant to bring the coldest night in three years according to tabloid reports plastered all over my Facebook feed (we will see)- but yesterday brought me penguins. I absoloutely love penguins, and I am lucky enough to live near Torquay. Torquay brings me Living Coasts.

"Welcome to Living Coasts, an all weather attraction, located on Torquay seafront in South Devon, where there’s plenty to see and do: mingle with the playful penguins, get up close to the otters, octopus and seals, and much more. Visit Penguin Beach to walk with the African and macaroni penguins and catch our entertaining feeding time talks.
Below the decks the fun doesn't stop. With more fascinating habitats and creatures, there are games, activities and panoramic underwater viewing areas for our stunning species..
Open to all, our Living Coasts Café is free entry to non-visitors too, so come in anytime for family friendly, local food and drink with panoramic sea views overlooking the Bay.
Grab some feel good shopping at Tradewinds Gift Shop anytime without visiting the zoo. It's packed with wonderful products to suit all ages, from plush toys and games to books, clothing and confectionary. There's also a huge range of Fair Trade jewellery and local art. All profits go towards our conservation work." 

Quoted from their website:
 Perfect. It was a fantastic day out, and you actually get to be among the penguins. Day. Made.

 Of course, as ever I was camera happy and had to capture all the cuties I met. 



Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Laura Mercier: Bath & Body

One of my favourite indulgences in life is definitely bathing. Combine that with the comforting scent of honey, and I am sold.

 Laura Mercier has been generous in the bathing department. This is definitely a more luxurious product compared to "everyday"- but now and again it's nice to have that luxury in your own home. The bath honey comes with a quirky wooden honey dipper which is perfect for running under hot water. The result is a fabulous honey filled bubble bath. Experience the fragrance inspired by artisanal sweet honey and sensual amber.

 The product transforms your bath into a decadent foaming experience with thick, rich bubbles that leave skin supple. With your senses calm and relaxed, let your honey bath do the work.

 Anyone who loves to be pampered will enjoy Laura Mercier products which are mainly for all skin types. 

Finish off your pamper session with one of Laura's indulgent Soufflé body Crème. Definitely the ultimate pick-me-up. 

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

2015... a year of change

Happy New Year!

I shall see you all on the other side, this is a year of change for me and it's extremely exciting. In just over 5 months I will be done with university for good, what a scary thought.

Hope you've all had a fantastic holiday break.