• Jessica Cantell - Cruelty Free Blogger
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    Why I’m now a ‘Cruelty Free’ blogger

    Hey everyone, how are you doing? You might have noticed if you follow me on Twitter, that I have made the decision to be a ‘cruelty free’ blogger. It’s something that has bothered me for years, but I’ve never really done anything about it. This was until I started blogging actually, but I’ll come to that in a little bit. The background You may or may not know that a lot of, if not most of the main beauty brands test on animals. This includes companies such as MAC, Rimmel, Vaseline… The list goes on. I think in the past I was sad about this, but carried on using these…

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    Interview with Hollie (Beautyandthebookshelves)

    Hey guys! I hope you’re well, how is your week going so far? We have had such lovely sunshine! Today I wanted to do a slightly different post and help you get to know some of the people I have found in this lovely blogging circle! Over the next few weeks (or however long!) I will be interviewing various bloggers and sharing some things about them. The first person to be quizzed is the lovely Hollie from beautyandthebookshelves.com I’ve only recently discovered her but I’m so glad I did, she’s lovely and so do check out her blog too. Hollie has also done a post in a similar style about me…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award - 2019 - Jessica Cantell
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    Sunshine Blogger Award

    Hello everyone! How are you doing after the lovely bank holiday weekend? I hope you had a good one! Sorry for not posting in a little while, despite my ‘organisation post’, I’m still not doing a very good job at keeping on top of things… Oops! Anway, I am back and the theme of today’s post is the Sunshine blogger Award. The lovely Shannen Claire was kind enough to nominate me for this, for which I am so grateful! Do go and check out her page, I’ve been really enjoying seeing her cheerful posts on Twitter and Instagram since we’ve been following each other. She’s so lovely! If you haven’t…

  • Jessica Cantell - The pressures of social media
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    Why I’m giving up on Instagram (sort of)

    Hello! Okay, so I’ll admit the title isn’t entirely true, I’m not giving up on Instagram completely. Instagram is a slightly touchy subject these days and I have heard of a number of bloggers that have decided to throw in the towel and stop posting. It all started when they changed the dreaded algorithm. Personally, I have noticed a change since when I first started posting on Instagram to now. There is definitely a lack of engagement! So what does this mean going forwards..? Enjoyment Not all that long ago, I was trapped by the ‘pressures’ of Instagram. I didn’t realise at the time, but I was letting it control my…

  • Knightshayes Tiverton Jessica Cantell - National Trust
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    Easter Weekend

    Hello! How are you doing today? As you are well aware, it is the Easter bank holiday weekend, which is lovely! I thought I’d do a quick post to wish you all a lovely break. I’ve not got the whole weekend off as I am working Saturday (today). I’m sure a lot of you have a similar situation, especially if you work in retail! I feel for you… Plans… I wonder what you have planned? Or are you just taking each day as it comes? I’m spending the time with my family which I’m really happy about. Family time is so important to me and so I really value these…

  • organisation tips and advice by Jessica Cantell
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    Organisation – I need to get round to it…

    Hello everyone! How are you doing today? I felt like today’s blog post should be a little reminder to myself that I need to get things on track when it comes to organisation! I’m aware of the fact there are many wonderful people about who have schedules for everything. I wish I could be like that! Maybe this post will help some of you guys too if you’re in the same chaos boat. Organisation… So as you may have guessed from the above, I’m not very organised. I kind of just let things drift along without much structure, and sometimes it works, but mostly not. I’ve really just got to…

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    (Ad) Doesn’t Everyone Love Candles?

    Hi All, Thanks for stopping by, and welcome to my blog! It’s so nice to know that people are reading my ramblings… (I literally could just be saying this to myself). Anyway, to the point – I wanted to share with you a product I was sent for free by Moonlight Candles. As usual, I hope you are all very much aware that all of my comments on this are completely honest whether I bought the product or was gifted it! Just wanted to get that out there! In actual fact, I think I was the one who first contacted the brand asking if they wanted to collaborate and I…

  • Jessica Cantell Tulip
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    I’m Feeling Sad – What Should I Do?

    Hey everyone Hope you’re doing okay, well if you’re not then that’s what this post is about really. Often we all know too well that we make out we are okay when really that is so far from the truth. We think we need to put on a front to the public, either at work, in our friendship groups or even on social media. But that’s not always constructive. Isn’t that just what everyone does when they’re feeling sad? Very true, yes. But it’s something we need to think about and really deal with in our social situations. I thought I’d put together a few tips for what you can…

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    Church Weekend Away

    Hi everyone,   Sorry that I’ve been a little bit silent this week (you may secretly be happy about it). I’ve actually been away, which is what this post is about! So this weekend, I went away for the first time with my church to Newquay! It was the most amazing weekend, I had such a fabulous time and despite it being a very eventful and busy schedule, I feel peaceful and recharged from it. A lot of you reading this won’t know about my faith or what I believe in, so I thought I’d tie it in a little bit with this post, as it seems fitting. The background:…

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    Month of no spending…

    Hi! You may have seen on my Twitter, or you may not have, but for me, February is going to be my month of no spending!!! I really have absolutely no idea how this is going to go, but we will see. I guess I did pick the best month to do this, seeing as it is the shortest! My reasons for deciding to do this were simple; I realised I was spending far too much money on things I didn’t need. Adverts placed all over Facebook and Instagram didn’t help either! They would alert me to the fact that there would be ‘70% off, ending Saturday!’ which wasn’t great,…