• Hollie George - Beautyandthebookshelves - Jessica Cantell interview
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    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…

  • Jessica Cantell taking Instagram and blog fashion photos
    Blog,  Fashion

    Why I’m so awkward at taking outfit shots

    Hello, hello, hello! I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’ve started doing a lot more fashion blogging. I’m actually really enjoying it! I never thought of myself as ever stepping into this niche, but I just thought to myself, why not? I think it is nice to be able to not categorise yourself, as such, but to be able to post what you want to. That’s what I enjoy most about blogging, is having this little space where I can just ramble about whatever! Sorry everyone… Outfit shots… What I wanted to talk about specifically today is the actual taking of outfit shots. This is the main reason why…

  • Sunshine Blogger Award - 2019 - Jessica Cantell
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    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
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    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…

  • Jessica Cantell wearing H&M jumpsuit
    Blog,  Fashion

    I’ve never felt cool enough for jumpsuits…

    Hello lovely people! What did you make of the sunshine over the Easter bank holiday weekend!? Completely unexpected, but I did enjoy it very much. I think I have a love/hate relationship with the summer, sometimes it just is that bit too hot, I know that’s an unpopular opinion, but how could I not complain about the weather – I am British…! Anyway, the reason I’m talking about the sunshine, is because it led me to do another outfit of the day type post. Today I am wearing a jumpsuit, which is completely different and ‘out there’ for me! I’m not sure about you, but my go to outfit is…

  • Knightshayes Tiverton Jessica Cantell - National Trust
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    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
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    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…

  • Pixi beauty products, haul and review by Jessica Cantell
    Blog,  Makeup

    Pixi Beauty – Worth the Fuss?

    Hi everyone, Thanks for coming back to my blog, it’s nice to see you again! If you’ve not been before, then thanks for coming for the first time! I wanted to do a post today about Pixi beauty. Isn’t EVERYONE talking about this brand!? Well I wanted to join in, because I’ve just jumped onto the Pixi bus. My first Pixi Product… I suppose if you had to buy one Pixi product, most people would pick the Glow Tonic to try first. That is exactly what I did. This is one of their bestsellers and so I kept my eye on it and as soon as it went on sale…

  • Jessica Cantell Moonlight Candle flatlay
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    (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
    Blog,  Lifestyle

    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…