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Going Blonde.

As simple as that, I went blonde. I transitioned from a beach bum with a natural balayage, to a white blonde babe.. through to a ‘darker route’ effortlessly blonde, blonde. Did you think I could fit so many looks into one sentance? No, neither did I. A couple of weeks ago, I walked into my usual hairdressers Live True and decided to take the plunge for a blonder look. My regular salon is Vauxhall but Live True also have salons in a few other parts of London depending on where you’re living. Vauxhall is always a chilled environment with the friendliest team – making every hour in the salon completely worth it. I also love the fact that theres a more sociable table so you can work and chat without staring at yourself in a mirror! So we started off with a ‘palette cleanser’ and bleached my entire head to…

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Exploring Chiang Mai On A TukTuk.

  Did you really go to Chiang Mai if you didn’t get a tuk tuk? Because are you really a blogger doing the above if there isn’t picture proof? No, #DoItForTheGram. The vlog of my trip to Chiang Mai with PANDORA is over on my YouTube channel but I have a few more posts to share with you from my short trip to Chiang Thailand. I decided to dedicate an entire post to our day of exploring because we visited temples, shopped in a local street market and got a tuk tuk around the old town. It was basically ‘how to Thailand in a day’ and its given me an itch to get back out there as soon as possible to explore some more. Heads up: I’d never been to South East Asia before this trip so I apologise if this is a complete gap year Brit’s explanation of Thailand.…

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Inside The PANDORA Factory: How The Jewellery Is Made.

Well hello there, its been a while hasn’t it? If you hadn’t already seen on my Instagram account, last week I went on a beautiful trip to Thailand with Pandora. As UK ambassadors, the team wanted to show us around the Pandora factory so we could learn the process of creating the jewellery as well as exploring the beautiful city of Chiang Mai. So because of the amazing trip and amount of content that I managed to get, I thought I’d end my hiatus with a few posts to brag share everything. Beginning with a tour and chat about the Pandora factory.. JavaScript is currently disabled in this browser. Reactivate it to view this content. Pandora has two factories in Thailand based in Bangkok and Chiang Mai, with the latter only opening a couple of years ago. The factory is shaped like one of the infamous charm bracelets with over…

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Six Outfits For Summer.

Oh, hello there. Its been a hot minute, hasn’t it. As much as I love London, I’m so sad to say that I’m back from South Africa – my second home. I’ve spent most of the last two years there with Adrian‘s family but the most recent trip was definitely my favourite. We filled it with adventure, relaxation and lots of happiness which you can see on the vlogs and instagrammed the whole trip, but couldn’t resist throwing a lookbook in there too. Obviously I couldn’t share all 21 outfits because that would have been the worlds longest lookbook. Instead, I picked my favourite six to share in the post, keeping a range of trends and new-in items (ps – haul video with all my new summer clothes here). I’m a sucker for high street style so almost everything is under £50 making it suuuuper affordable for you to add to your…

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My Virtual Suitcase For Three Weeks In South Africa.

I know what you’re thinking.. bloomin’ heck Jess is off to South Africa again?!?! Yes, yes I am. But this time its for a bigger adventure than before. We’re going to be driving 13 hours from Johannesburg to Cape Town to spend a week there doing tons of cool adventurous things we didn’t do before. Then back to Johannesburg for two weeks in the mountains with our good friend Sam. I promise you that this trip will be much better than any we’ve previously done to South Africa and I’m already so so excited! I’ve decided to give you a ‘virtual wardrobe’ instead of the usual packing video because I think its much easier to shop. So if you see a picture on the ‘gram, an outfit in my vlogs or anywhere else online.. then you can refer back to here and shop everything from one space. Simple!   JavaScript…

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A Hidden Hotel Worth Knowing About | The Arch, London.

It’s no secret that I live in London, but I’m always on the hunt for fancy hotels in my city for work or play. I like being able to work from a new space or just feel like I’m creatively free from my usual office, because there’s nothing more inspiring to me than a change of scenery. But its also nice to relax and rejuvenate in a new space. You know feel a bit like Serena Van Der Woodsen living out of a hotel room.. without the New York streets. And what better place to start than a beautiful Georgian hotel in central London?! The Arch hotel is located in the heart of Marlybone, perfectly quiet but a stones throw away from Oxford Street for shopping or getting around the city. The hotel is a perfectly old London style with a touch of modern, thanks to the owners interior flair.…

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Why Doughnut Time Is A Blogger AND Vegan Instagram Dream.

We’ve all seen the extravagant doughnuts on social media, it would be hard not to. The mint green decor and floating doughnut sign make it hard to walk past Doughnut Time and not grab yourself a bite. Whenever I’ve walked past, there are always a few tourists and bloggers snapping away (and I like to think I found it before the hype..). The chain is originally from Australia but has popped up in the likes of Notting Hill and Old Street with the most OTT doughnuts you’ve ever seen. Whether they are topped with percy pigs, kinder eggs or various other treats – each doughnut makes my mouth water. Every day there is a similar variety with limited edition flavours popping in and more vegan option than I’ve seen elsewhere. I guess that is what makes an Instagram must visit, isn’t it? A lick of pastel paint, extravagant products and…

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Shoreditch on Film.

  I take my Instax Mini everywhere with me and have a ridiculous amount of photo albums filled with mini film pictures from various trips, events and general things I don’t want to forget. On a recent trip to The Photographers Gallery, I found a disposable camera for only £6 and couldn’t resist picking it up for a bit of a retro session with friends. There is something so exciting about waiting a few days to see what you captured and its perfect for documenting a little day out in the hipster capital of London, Shoreditch. The particular day in question happened to be a random frozen outburst from the Beast From The East 2.0. Unfortunately positioned between warmer days so we were all snuggled up in as many layers as possible to pretend it wasn’t arctic – but that kind of adds to the effect doesn’t it. Hayley, Adrian, Joe and…

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A Yoga Retreat in The Spanish Mountains | Kaliyoga.

I will be the first to admit that I didn’t think a yoga retreat would be my cup of tea. My mind is constantly in overdrive with an inability to switch off so I just assumed that if I ever did one, my mind would only be ‘half present’. I also thought that retreats were for the true Yogis with lots of raw vegan meals and chanting around a fire in the evenings with minimal communication. BUT thats definitely not what Kaliyoga is about.. can you tell I’ve seen too many American movies? 2018 has been a mental challenge for me so far which I’ve briefly touched upon in my ‘online voice’ post. I’ve felt distant, uninspired and fairly sluggish in every aspect of life. Every morning I would wake up and fully intend to go to the gym and eat healthily, but fail miserably each time. My work balance…

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How To Be Productive When You Work From Home.

Working from home definitely sounds like a dream. Even now I’m writing this, I can picture this fab life where everything is sunny, my productivity levels are high and my apartment is spotless. What could be better than jumping out of bed, grabbing a Nespresso coffee and walking no more than 10 steps to your desk and being greeted by new beauty samples or a quick article write up!? Nothing. Nothing is the answer until you think about the reality of the situation and how quickly productivity can dip! Working at home isn’t always the dreamy wonderland that you’d imagine and it can often be a bigger challenge than the 6am alarm to head to the office. Switching from work to home mode in the same space means you’re either unproductive or struggling to put your MacBook down at 9pm. Its also difficult not to compare yourself to other bloggers…

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Style Lessons I Learnt From My Mother.

Meet my mum, Maggie. The woman who gave me the crazy love for a cup of tea, unique laugh, sense of humour and inability to stop talking – but also gave me a sense of style. When I was growing up, I remember always being worried that Iʼd end up with my mums distinct laugh or cringe at some of her jokes – but both of these things are now traits of hers that make up a big part of who I am. And in all cliche, she is a big inspiration of mine. My mum has always worked hard and put herself first. Sheʼs been around the world living in a campervan for weeks at a time and even ran her first marathon in her fifties. Sheʼs basically a pint sized superwoman – but maybe Iʼm biased. As much as I eye roll when she tells me about her…

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