• Blog,  Fashion

    Darla, (a GORGEOUS clothing brand!) (gifted)

    Hello! How are you on this rather dreary day? It’s certainly not the summer we had last year but oh well! (We British really do always have to talk about the weather… guilty). Anyway, the lack of summer is not what I am here to discuss… What I am talking about today is a lovely clothing brand called Darla. Now let’s get this out of the way from the start, I contacted the brand and they said they would send me out an item for free if I were to do a review. I wouldn’t have sent them a message if I didn’t like their items, so that’s hopefully enough…

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    Cruelty Free – Have I given in?

    Hello people! How are you all doing today? It’s finally the weekend which is fantastic. I hope you all have nice plans, whether it be doing nothing or the complete opposite! At least we now have something which vaguely resembles summer… Anyway, what I wanted to write about today is really a sort of update on how I am getting on as a cruelty free makeup user. If you haven’t already seen my first post, then you can read about my change over here: Why I’m now a cruelty free blogger. A few weeks ago, I decided enough was enough and that I would make the switch over to animal…

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    Interview with Shannen Claire

    Hello people! Today I come to you with another treat – An interview with Shannen from shannenclaire.com! I’m really loving doing these interviews so far, and I was so pleased when Shannen said she would like to work together on one too! She really is one of the nicest bloggers I have come across, and I’m so glad to have found her 🙂 Do head on over to her blog after this. She has actually posted her interview with me on there if you’d like a read. So the format is that we have asked each other 6 questions. They are completely blogging related! Here are the questions I put…

  • 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…

  • Jessica Cantell taking Instagram and blog fashion photos
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    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
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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…

  • Pixi beauty products, haul and review by Jessica Cantell
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    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
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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…