Saturday, 29 March 2014

Barry M Gelly Hi Shine Pastel Shades

I am an absolute sucker for ANYTHING in pastel shades, dark colours just do not suit me, and I'm so excited for summer time that I just adore the colours associated with it. So obviously, when I saw these bad boys in the draws at work before they were ready to be sold (and the fact they were 2 for £6) I just had to have them. I got the shades 404 Sugar Apple which is a pretty minty green/blue colour, and 402 Rose Hip which is my absolute favourite polish that I have, I'ts a really subtle baby pink. They don't chip easy, and they don't take long to dry at all, I've found that applying a base coat before hand, (I use the Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Strengthener) makes the colour go on a lot bolder, whereas without a base coat you have to apply a few more coats of the polish. Hope all that rambling made sense!

Jess x

Tuesday, 11 March 2014


Hello everyone! I'm so so excited about this post, yesterday I got the email which I've been dreading receiving, but luckily, I got the job as cabin crew!! I'm just going to talk through my assessment process for anybody thinking of applying for Easyjet or anyone awaiting their assessment day.

Ok, so basically, after completing your online application and short assessment, if you're successful, you will then be invited to an assessment day, in my case, the assessment day was within 3 days of receiving my email. At the assessment day there is about 40+ of you, which can be quite daunting but if you get chatting with some of them, it becomes much more relaxed.

What to wear?
Ladies: Pencil skirt, blouse, tights, court shoes and a blazer. Or a smart dress (midi dresses are fine) with a blazer, or cardigan, tights and court shoes. Girls, your best bet is to have your hair up in donut ring, or in a neat pony tail, they like to imagine how you'd look in the uniform. Minimal, natural make up and nicely groomed nails.
Men: Smart suit, hair nice and neat. 

What does the day involve?
8:30am: Meet other canditates, get shown to the assessment room and sat in groups of four.
9:00am: Watch 2 short presentation on the companies history and what the day will involve.
10:00am: Break.
10:20am: Activity in your groups of four, in the activity you are given three different ways the airline could bring more customers to their services, as a team you decide which is the best idea, you are shown information, statistics, costs and other things to help you decide.
11:00am: Second group activity, this ones a bit more fun, you get given a ruler, some blue tac, 4 sheets of A4 paper, and a pencil, you have to make a tunnel to transport a ping pong ball, there's a few rules with it as well but I won't go into too much detail. The interviewers don't really care about the outcome of the task, but about your teamwork. 
11:15am: Sales task! In my eyes this was the worst and most nerve-racking part of the day, you get given a list of products, you have 10 minutes to produce a PA (personal announcement) on this product, you then annouce it to the rest of your team.
11:30am: Break while the interviewers talk about your performance. 
12:00pm: You all get called back into the assessment room, the interviewers then read out a list of names, these people have to leave the room to be told their assessment is over and they haven't made it to the second part of the day.
12:05pm: You then all get given a one to one interview time slot, you have up untill your slot to prepare for your interview, have lunch and do whatever you like really.

What does the one on one interview involve?
In my interview the lady asked me these question:
What do you know about the history of the company?
Why do you want to be Cabin Crew?
Why have you chosen EasyJet?
What do you think the job involves?
Give an example of when you persuaded someone to see your point of view?
Give an example of a difficult time at work which you resolved?

-Make sure you stand out
-Don't be too overpowering and bossy in group tasks
-Make sure you give your opinion
-Give praise to others in your group activity (good idea, well done)
-Keep smiling, be happy and bubbly
-Ask questions, it makes you look more eagre
-In your one on one, be chatty, don't treat it like an interview
-Don't ask about salary
-Do research into the history of the company, and current facts
-Relax, be yourself, don't panic!

After you're assessment day, you will receive an email with 7-10 days, this will tell you whether you were successful in securing a place in training or not. If you are successful, you will have to complete 3 weeks of training at either Luton Airport, or Gatwick Airport. 3 weeks of accommodation is payed for you, depending on how far from each airport you live.

If you have an upcoming assessment, even if its with a different airline, don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, I'm sure most assessment days are pretty similar. 
See you soon!! 
Jess x

Sunday, 9 March 2014

No Make up Sunday

Hey everyone! Now I don't know about where you are, but down here on the coast it has been THE most gorgeous day ever, shame I had to spend most of  it working, boooo! But anyway, whenever its slightly warm or sunny  I always feel like I shouldn't wear make up, I should just let my skin enjoy the sunshine, so today I had a no make up day! I obviously didn't go to work with a completely bare face, that would scare away the customers, so I used these few products:

-Garnier BB cream in Light
-Garnier Tinted Eye Roll On in Light
-Gosh BB Skin Perfecting Kit
-Blistex Lip Brilliance

I think I'm going to start having more no make up days, it makes me feel nice and fresh, but whenever I start not wearing make up everyday I kind of get addicted to not wearing it, like last summer, I spend about 2 months wearing no make up at all, not even a BB cream, I won't be letting it go that far this time, but atleast 1 day a week maybe. 

I hope this gives you some inspiration to have a no make up day soon, 
Jess x

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Minimal Makeup Day!

Hello everybody! I can't even explain how busy I've been lately, so I've barely had any time to check Bloglovin or write any posts:( I apologise!
Anyway, today I'm just going to work and felt like having a 'natural' make up day if that's even possible, I've just gone for a really minimal make up look, just focusing on my skin and having barely anything on my eyes.

I've used :
Avon Flawless Foundation in Nude
Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in Light
Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent
Revlon Bronze Glow Palette
Bourjois Blush
Gosh Brow Palette
Gosh Growth Mascara and Serum

And that's everything! Probably still looks like quite a lot of products but it isn't when you compare it with what most people use daily. Before I go, I just want to tell you how AMAZING the Avon Flawless Foundation is, I've been using it for about 3 years in between trying different foundations, but it's always been the one I inevitably fall back on everytime. It gives such good coverage and leaves a really nice dewy finish, not too shiny, not too matte, just perfect for my skin, (which is combination to oily)

Anyway, see ya's next time!
Jess x

Friday, 21 February 2014

My haircare routine

Hello everyone!! I figured today that I've never done a post about hair or haircare, so today is the day that I will. I'm just going to tell you what products I have been using recently and what I do with them. Firstly, here is the products I use. 

So basically, I wash my every other night most of the time, that's if i have the time to do it that often, but it's usually what I aim to do. I've been loving the James Brown Rich Moisture collection at the moment, so I use his shampoo and conditioner every time I wash my hair, and use the James Brown Intensive Moisture Mask once a week, or whenever my hair really needs a bit of rescuing. So once I'm out of the shower, I'll absolutely smother my hair with the Tresemme Keratin Smooth Heat Defence spray, which smells soooo lovely. I'll then do the same with the John Frieda Luxurious Volume Thickening Blow Dry Lotion (that's a mouthful,) I don't put quite as much of this on my hair as the heat defence spray, because its quite thick and you only need a few sprays at the most, I also tend to mostly spray it on my roots and not too much on the ends. Then I go ahead and blow dry my hair, I do this upside down to create maximum volume because I naturally have really flat, straight hair which I hate! Once my hair is dry I'll then just run some of the Avon Advance Techniques Serum through the ends of my hair with my fingers. And thats allll I do, so not too complicated, and all the products I use are from the high street and aren't at all expensive.

Hope you enjoyed my first ever hair post! See you soon.
Jess x

Thursday, 20 February 2014

London tourists for the day

Hi everyone! I've been so rubbish with posting anything lately, and I've barely even had a chance to look on here at all because I've been soooo busy! But finally, at nearly midnight, I have a chance to sit down and write a post. Yesterday I spent the day with my boyfriend and his family in London being tourists, (my favourite thing to do,) but with it being the school half term it was absolutely heaving with people everywhere.

First we headed to the Natural History museum, which we only stayed in for about 45 minutes because we could barely move, and having one buggy and 2 toddlers to drag through the crowds isn't the most fun thing! But anyway, we ended up at South Bank watching the people do their acts for everyone, we went for lunch at the Pizza Hut on the Strand and soon after headed home. All in all it was a lovely day in London. Here are some more photos from the day.

Me and my Boyfriend Justin are going back on the 11th March for a couple of nights, what do you think we should do while we're there?
Jess x

Monday, 17 February 2014

Everyday Make Up Routine

Hello everybody! This is my routine of the make up I wear on a daily basis when I have work, I mix it up a bit sometimes but this is the general look I usually go for when I have to work :) 

Okay, so firstly (after cleansing and moisturizing) I'll start with the Olay 2 in 1 Primer all over my face, Followed by using the Avon Eye Radiance Brightening Wand under my eyes and on my lids. I'll then put my Garnier BB Eye Roll on in Fair under my eyes, followed by putting the Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer in light on any blemishes and under my eyes.

Using my Real Techniques Buffing Brush I'll then apply my Revlon Colorstay Foundation in shade Buff, once I've applied my foundation (which takes me FOREVER) ill then grab my Revlon Colourstay Concealer in shade 01 Fair and apply under my eyes (again) I always have really bad under eye circles booo. Then I'll apply my loyal Rimmel Stay Matte Powder in Transparent all over my face. 
At this point I usually apply some Maybelline Baby Lips before carrying on.

Right, after allll that, I then use my Real Techniques Contouring Brush and contour my face using the Bourjois Delice De Poudre (choccy bronzer.) Then I use my new Revlon Bronze Glow Palette on the lower part of cheek bones.
Finally I use the Bourjois Blush  (not sure which colour) on the apples of my cheeks.

Right, onto the eyes! First thing I do is my brows, I use the Gosh Brow Palette and mix the lightest shade with the medium shade, followed by the serum which also comes in the palette. I'll then apply my Gosh Growth Serum as close to the lash line as possible, followed by the Avon Eye Radiance Brightening Wand again, this time only to my lids. Followed by my Rimmel Eye Liner Pencil, I just kind of draw a line as close to the lash line as possible and then blend it and soften it using my Real Techniques Detailer Brush. Then I use my Gosh Growth Mascara which has the perfect applicator for seperating your lashes, then over the top of that I use the Maxfactor Excess Volume Mascara (both ends of it.) 

Last but certainly my favourite part, is lippy! I always kind of change what lip product I use but for the past week I've been using Gosh Velvet Touch Lipstick in 055 Innocent.

That post ended up being a lot longer and wordy than I expected it to be, hope it didn't bore you too much!
Seee you soon xxx
Jess x