Celebrity Bargain Buy: Zoella #2

Welcome back to ‘Celebrity Bargain Buy’, where I’ll be sharing with you some fashion pieces worn by celebrities which are available for an affordable price.

Today’s piece is a pair of embroidered dungarees worn by Zoe Sugg AKA Zoella in a recent Twitter picture.

I think this is a gorgeous pair of dungarees which are perfect for the upcoming spring season. Embroidery is really popular right now and it’s such a gorgeous look to be sporting as the weather slowly gets a bit brighter. You can get these from ASOS for £52!

What do you think of Ariana’s dungarees? How would you style them? Are you loving the embroidery trend right now?

Let’s be friends, add me on Bloglovin
Follow

 

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Celebrity Bargain Buy: Zoella

celeb-bargain-buy-zoella

 

Welcome back to ‘Celebrity Bargain Buy’, where I’ll be sharing with you some fashion pieces worn by celebrities which are available for an affordable price.

buy zoella coat

Today is Zoe Sugg AKA Zoella’s oversized pea coat she wore when she went pumpkin picking and posted on her blog.

 

buy zoella coat

I am absolutely loving this coat and it’s perfect for this time of year. It can honestly be teamed with just about any outfit and the oversize makes it ideal for you to be able to wear layers underneath such as a big jumper to keep you warm in the winter months. You can get it from ASOS for £85 which is a little pricey but with it being able to work with any outfit you own, you’ll be sure to get your money’s worth out of it.

Love this coat? Comment your thoughts below and be sure to check back soon for more ‘Celebrity Bargain Buy’.

Check here for more ‘Celebrity Bargain Buy

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Birthday in Brighton

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-23-20-55

 

Well, it’s finally happened – I turned 21. Not sure how, though, since I still feel 12. But you know, that’s how science and stuff works.

To celebrate the milestone birthday, I went to the sunny seaside town of Brighton with my mother and gran before meeting with some friends who lived close by. One in particular, Emi, is an internet friend of mine who originally lives in Arizona, United States. She’s currently in Brighton for a few months on an international study course. We have known each other for almost four years and when she told me she was going to be there studying for a few months and recommended I came to visit, it made perfect sense to take the celebrations of my birth to the ever popular tourist town. I also have a few friends in England who write for the same website as me, so to meet up with Lizzy, Hannah and Verity and invite them along to party with us was a wise idea.

After the hell of a journey from South Wales to Brighton and a deadly walk to our hotel (we underestimated the distance. A lot.) we arrived at the Holiday Inn, our home for the next 48 hours. Earlier in the week, we called to try and get a twin room rather than a double as my mother has recently had an injury which involves the use of crutches for a short period of time and needs the space. She mentioned it was my big birthday and the upgraded us complimentary to an executive room, which was a present in itself. It meant that I was blessed with a king sized bed for the weekend and my mother and gran had a fairly decent sized place to slumber themselves.

View from the balcony
View from the balcony

Shortly after check in and dumping our stuff, Emi arrived outside the hotel and I headed downstairs to meet her. We squealed like two little school girls and ran to embrace one another, with other guests laughing and smiling as it was clear we hadn’t seen each other for a while if not at all. To finally meet someone I grew up speaking to online was such a blessing and I can confirm she’s just as an amazing person in person as she is online. Sorry Nev, no Catfish to reel in here!

Moments after we met!
Moments after we met!

Following the meet with Emi, we all headed in a taxi to Churchill Square where we met Lizzy and Hannah before venturing around some shops. Churchill Square shopping center is much more lavish in comparison to St David’s in Cardiff, though for size it’s nowhere near as big. Still, I always enjoy exploring new places when it comes to retail therapy. Shopping done and we hopped into another taxi and finally made it to the place I had been anticipating for months – Brighton Pier.

British cuisine at its finest
British cuisine at its finest

The pier is honestly so pretty and full of the fun fair lifestyle you see in the movies; from different kiosks to attractions, shops and of course, the rides. We headed to Palmers Court for the classic British delicacy of fish and chips. Being from America and only arriving here two weeks ago, Emi had yet to try this well-known meal and so I had to film her reaction for both my vlog and a video to put on Facebook. Needless to say, she very much enjoyed it, even if the fish was too big to finish. I just stuck with a tray of chips, being vegetarian and totally oblivious to the fact that there were onion rings. Had I been aware, I definitely could have demolished some since the long journey had definitely got me feeling hungry.

Being on the pier at night was such a thrilling experience
Being on the pier at night was such a thrilling experience

The sky’s gradient became darker as Emi and I wandered the pier and watched all the rides, making notes of the ones we wanted to check out the next day. There were a variety to choose from – ones that spun you around and around, turned you upside down, threw you from side to side and even did a loop-de-loop; we were fascinated by them all and were eager to get a wristband for unlimited access to them all. Before we knew it, day one was done and we said our goodbyes but not before pre-arranging plans for the next day.

The following morning I was awoken from my slumber by my mother who greeted me with a ‘Happy Birthday’ in a sing-song voice, before piling up my cards and presents on the king sized bed I had slept in for the past eight hours, which by the way was such a good night’s sleep. I opened my presents and was thrilled with everything I had; from makeup to jewellery, books and even American chocolate – I was definitely thankful for everything. My gran then woke up and greeted me on my special day before I proceeded to open the presents she had bought me. We then headed downstairs for breakfast to gain fuel for our day ahead of us.

I wasn't very photogenic at that time of day...
I wasn’t very photogenic at that time of day…

Filled up on breakfast, we flagged down another taxi and headed back to Churchill Square where we met Emi and trekked to The Lanes, where we visited the ice cream parlour, Boho Gelatos – a place where British YouTube couple, Zoe Sugg and Alfie Deyes had recommended to their viewers – and tried some homemade ice cream. Honestly, it was the best ice cream I had ever tasted. The flavours were so pungent and didn’t taste artificial in the slightest. I highly recommend visiting there if you’re ever in Brighton.

Boho Gellato - home to some of the best ice cream known to man (in my opinion)
Boho Gelato – home to some of the best ice cream known to man (in my opinion)

Ice cream devoured and we found ourselves at Choccywoccydoodah – the famous chocolate shop in Brighton who then ventured out to London. If you aren’t aware of this place, it’s so well known for its chocolate art that it has its own TV show. They cater for the stars, politicians – you name it, they’ve probably served them. It was here my mother had ordered my birthday cake as we are both fans of the show, so it was pretty exciting to be able to go there. Of course, we had to have a nosey around and though it’s an incredible place, it’s a very small store with many tourists waiting to visit, so it was a very tight squeeze. For someone who doesn’t like small places, it was slightly scary but the fantastic edible art distracted me from the small defined space.

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-22-49-46
The highly popular chocolatiers
screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-22-50-01
One of the many amazing cakes
screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-22-50-30
Literal edible art

Souvenirs bought and cake picked up, it was time for yet another taxi journey, this time heading to Talk of Tea where we would be devouring sandwiches, drinking cups of tea and celebrating with cake. It was at this point that Hannah and Verity joined us for the afternoon tea and everyone became acquainted with one another, before the big (and embarrassing) moment where a candle was lit and ‘Happy Birthday’ was sung to me. It was an awkward 20 seconds for me before making a wish and blowing out the candle, but it was soon over.

This photo literally does not do the cake justice
This photo literally does not do the cake justice

After the tea, my friends and I decided to head back to the pier where we went on rides. I was intrigued to try the haunted house ride and though not great with jump scares, Emi was a trooper and accompanied on the ride. Our screams could be heard from inside of the ride – hers full of fear and mine full of amusement. It got to the point where I found it so funny that I was in silence laughing and almost incapable of breathing. The kind of laugh that makes your sides feel they’re about to split. We all decided to take a turn on the bumper cars and that’s where we found out why Emi has her license and I do not. I absolutely suck at driving dodgem cars, so I dread to think what I’d be like at the real thing!

 

 

screen-shot-2016-09-26-at-23-08-32
With Verity, Hannah and Emi

 

The scenery of Brighton was aesthetically pleasing
The scenery of Brighton was aesthetically pleasing

From time on the rides to time in the arcades, we did a bit of everything that tourists do before saying our goodbyes to Hannah and Verity who needed to get home. Emi and I walked back to the hotel to meet once again with my family before heading to the i360 – a brand new attraction known as a vertical cable car, taking you over 450 feet into the air and giving you an incredible 360 view of Brighton. After a short period of waiting, we headed into the viewing deck along with many other visitors and were hoisted up into the air and above all buildings. The views were magnificent and breathtakingly beautiful. There was a bar on board and Emi and I decided to treat ourselves to a (very expensive) glass of champagne, only to find out it was a taste to my disliking. Oh well, you’re only 21 once, right?

The i360 - it's taller than you'd think
The i360 – it’s taller than you’d think

 

Brighton from above
Brighton from above

 

Cheers!
Cheers!

Following our time on the i360, Emi and I quickly caught a bus back to her place for her to give me the present she had bought me (a fall scented candle from Bath and Body Works in America) which she had previously forgot to bring with her, then headed back to the hotel for a meal in the hotel’s restaurant – Stock Burger – which was delicious. By the time we had finished eating, the night was getting old and knowing we didn’t have much time left together, Emi and I headed back to my room where we sat out on the balcony and did what we do best – talked. Having known each other for four years, we’d definitely been through a lot together, even though our friendship being solely based on our online presence. We talked about the past, the present and things we plan to do in the future. It was so nice to be able to have some time with her and do what we normally do but face to face, rather than behind a keyboard and a million miles between us.

A heart to heart on the balcony
A heart to heart on the balcony

The day was done and we said our goodbyes, giving each other a big hug and promising to meet up again soon, with Emi agreeing to visit Wales before heading back to Arizona at the end of the year.

And just like that, my time in Brighton had come to an end. I tucked myself into the king sized bed and listened to music before falling asleep, trying my best to get as much shut-eye possible before the long and tiring journey that followed the next day.
This was without a doubt the best birthday ever and an amazing way to kick off my time as a 21-year-old. I’d like to thank everyone who spent the weekend with me and everyone who sent me well wishes – it was the best time and a weekend away I had needed for so long. Here’s to 21!

 

Signature

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Sunday's Style Steal: Zoella

Welcome to another Sunday’s Style Steal! This week I’ll be looking at an outfit worn by the British YouTuber and Blogger, Zoella!

 

Tanya Burr Cosmetics beauty products launch party, Sanderson Hotel, London, Britain  - 23 Oct 2014

This outfit is what Zoe wore to one of Tanya Burr’s press events for Tanya Burr Cosmetics and I love the tastefulness of the dress but styled out with a more rock chick look with the leather jacket.

Zoella Dress

 

Zoe’s tunic dress is covered in a pattern of drawings of Russian buildings which is a definite eye catcher. It’s from French Connection and is £90 (currently on sale for £63) and would look perfect with a jacket and/or accessories such as bracelets and rings.

 

Leather Jacket New Look

 

Zoe styles her dress with a basic leather jacket with no specific design, so I thought this one from New Look with black cross-stitch for £39.99 would look amazing with the dress. If you already own a black leather/pleather jacket, then don’t waste money getting another one, simply pop it on over the dress.

Zoella shoes

 

Unfortunately, I can’t see the exact shoes Zoe is wearing, so I opted for these chunky strap shoes from New Look for £39.99 which are of a similar style to the pair Zoe is wearing.

Zoe ring

 

Zoella also appears to be wearing a ring in the picture, but again I can’t see the design. I’ve picked this one from Topshop for £7.50 which has a black gem like Zoe’s and is a great design, too.

I hope you like this week’s Sunday Style Steal! Do you like this outfit? Who should I feature next week? Comment below, I’d love to chat with you!

Signature

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

January Favourites

January Favourites

Hey there!

You might have noticed my lack of posts the past few weeks. I just needed some time away from writing since I do it most of the time, if not on here then for other websites, so I just took a bit of a chill out. But I’m back!

Although I didn’t have a very adventurous start of the month (I spent New Year stuck in bed with a horrid flu. Lovely.) I did do quite a bit of shopping. Enough to have a good couple of items to add to my monthly favourites. Let’s begin, shall we?

 

Zoella Beauty

FullSizeRender (35) Zoella Mist

Between Christmas and the January sales, I was lucky enough to have everything from Zoe’s range minus her candle, which I plan to pick up as soon as I find it in store. The entire collection is beautiful and the packaging is rather vintage and girly looking which I absolutely love looking at in my bathroom. The scents of each product smell rather similar and are of a light and fresh aroma which is perfect for everyday use. The products that I own are the Fizz Bar, Soak Opera bath soak, Creamy Madly Dreamy body lotion and Blissful Mistful body mist. Out of all the products I think I’ve used Soak Opera the most because it really made my bath water soft and at one point I felt my legs in the water and they felt quit moisturised, which was a lovely unexpected quality from the product. I’d say Zoella’s products are ideal for daytime use as there is no overpowering fragrance and it’s quite light, which is the kind of scent you want for day to day use. Zoella’s products are available in Superdrug stores and on Feelunique.com

LUSH African Paradise Body Conditioner

African Paradise

Ever since Christmas Eve, I’ve been making quite a few visits to the LUSH store- I’ve been pretty obsessed! The product I have found myself using quite a lot of is the African Paradise Body Conditioner. I’ve been using it in both the bath and shower all month and it has been leaving my skin feel so soft. I had been looking at the product a lot on previous visits but wasn’t sure on whether to get it. I can honestly say this is one of the best body based purchases I’ve made. The scent is quite sweet yet not OTT and smells of mangos and almonds. It’s definitely quite tropical and makes my skin feel baby soft. Definitely a product I recommend!

Simple Skincare’s Oil Balancing Moisturiser 

Simple Oil Balancing

 

Like many other people, I have been cursed. Cursed with the unfortunate issue of oily skin. I wouldn’t say it’s the worst in the world, but it’s definitely not fun. I’ve used many skin products in my teenhood and I genuinely think I’ve found the moisturiser for me. After doing my daily skin routine, I put a bit of this on and my skin felt amazing. It looked brighter and healthier and my family even agreed. It didn’t feel greasy in the slightest and when putting make up on, I felt as though that foundation applied much better than before. I’ve tried a few primers over the past few weeks and they all seem to be oil inducing for my skin (except the POREfessional I was raving about in a previous blog, but that’s rather expensive) so I’ve decided to use this moisturiser as a substitute primer as well as skin care at night. I’ve always been a fan of Simple and I’m pretty certain this is my favourite product of theirs.

 

Uptown Funk – Mark Ronson Ft Bruno Mars 

It’s happened. We’ve found the 2015 song of the year and we’ve barely reached February. I don’t like jumping on the bandwagons with catchy songs. I didn’t want to like Gangnam Style. I was stubborn against Happy. Yet, I stumbled and fell right into the artist’s hands and they both became my favourite songs for quite a while. And now, guess what? It’s gone and happened again. I find myself hitting “replay” on my phone and it’s something I really need to stop doing! Although, to be fair, it’s such a good tune you can’t really help yourself. I feel like this is quite a great generation collab. When I told my dad about the song, he recognised Mark Ronson whereas I was more familiar with Bruno Mars. We both really enjoyed the song, so I think it’s a pretty great track for the family.
Yankee Candle True Rose 

Yankee Candle True Rose

I’ve been rather fond of Yankee Candles particularly this month. I can’t seem to pass them while shopping out going to get a bit of a whiff from one to see if there’s any new scents about. One I ended up purchasing was True Rose. Of course, due to the name, it’s expected to have a floral scent but this somehow reminded me of Disneyland. More so the hotels. Maybe they’re also obsessed with Yankee Candles and secretly hide them around the accommodations? My gran also thought they smelt like the hotels and I love the nostalgic feel from my favourite place in the world, so I definitely had to buy one for my room.

That’s it for this month’s favourites! I’m hoping to get a lot on here very soon, including some reviews and posts from anything interesting going on throughout the month.

What did you love in January? Comment below with recommendations- I love discovering new things!

Signature

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

Band Aid 30: Better than the original?

Christmas 1984 saw the movement and release of Do They Know it’s Christmas? By British supergroup Band Aid. Founded by Midge Ure and Bob Geldof, the aim of Band Aid was to raise money for anti-poverty in Ethiopia.

Fast forward to today, 2014. It’s Band Aid’s 30th anniversary and we are facing a new crisis. Earlier this year, the world watched as it witnessed Africa suffer the devastating outbreak that is Ebola. According to the World Health Organisation, the outbreak has reached over 5,000 in the death toll.
Continue reading “Band Aid 30: Better than the original?”

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.

A response to The Independent RE: Zoella

I’m not sure what you would call this as it’s not exactly a rant but it’s a response to the Independent in regards to this article about YouTuber Zoella.

This article is discussing YouTube sensation Zoe Sugg AKA Zoella and her impact on teenage girls. I just feel as though the person who wrote the article in question just didn’t do enough research on Zoe. Yes, I watch Zoella’s YouTube videos and while I’m rather fond of her content and her as a person (or at least what she portrays online), I’m not an obsessed fan. However, the article by The Independent branded Zoe as a person who promotes beauty and makes young girls feel insecure due to the fact she supposedly sends out the message that make up and beauty is something a girl must do. When, in fact, she’s not doing this at all.

Continue reading “A response to The Independent RE: Zoella”

Jazz is a Disney, tea and pop culture enthusiast with a passion for blogging. Also a proud introvert.