New job, new guy? βœ¨πŸ‘«

Hello everybody 😘 I hope you’re all well 🌸 At the moment I don’t have internet at home so I don’t get to blog as much as I would like to but hopefully when I get my 3G back on my phone I can update here more. When it comes to beauty related posts its okay since I can plan those and post them whenever, but when it comes to general chit chat I have to wait until I’m in an area with Wifi. It’s a hard life πŸ˜‚

A couple of weeks ago I posted two posts which got a fair amount of feedback, one about applying for a new job and the other about asking the guy I liked to hang out, rather than waiting for him to ask me (mad times). I’m pleased to say that both of these scenarios ended well. I got the job!! The job is on a make-up counter and it is full time hours which is fabulous and I feel so lucky. I find that when searching for counter jobs it’s really hard to find any positions that are full time so this job truly is a blessing, they already have an account manager too so I don’t have to take on any big responsibilities. Where I’m working now, the only way I would be able to work full time is if I became the account manager. As much as being an account manager would be exciting, I’m more than happy to not have that pressure so this new job really is perfect for me. I’m so glad that I decided to apply for the role, as initially I wasn’t going to since I felt disloyal to the company I work for now but after thinking about it I decided to definitely go for it as at the end of the day, I can’t live off the hours I am currently being given. Sometimes you have to think about whats best for yourself and not worry about other people. We all have to look out for ourselves first and foremost! I did feel a little worried about telling my current manager because she’s so lovely, but even so I wasn’t going to give up the chance to work full time. Luckily my manager was really nice and understanding and we will still be working close together as the two counters are side by side, I will actually get to see her more now! I am so excited to start working full time, it will be so much better for me as I think it will definitely give my life more meaning. Being at my Nans right now can be really depressing some days, so at least if I have a job to go to everyday I’ll have something to get out of bed for and my bank account will definitely be thanking me I am sure.

Now onto the ‘new guy’ part of this post. So I did ask my ex to hang out and he said yes, which is fab. However I last saw him 3 weeks ago now and since then I have met someone else who I really quite like and it’s changed how I feel completely. Don’t get me wrong, I will always care for my ex and I will always be here for him if he needs me, but I realise that the feelings I thought I had for him aren’t real anymore. I know now no matter what I don’t want to get back with my ex and it feels like such a relief to be free of him. It’s crazy how these feelings have just vanished, to think a week ago I was ‘in love’ with old Bae and now I just don’t feel any romantic feelings towards him. I’m more than happy to be just his friend. I realise the saying ‘One day you will meet someone who makes you realise why it never worked out with anyone else’ is true.

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Let’s just take a moment to talk about this new guy then! I met him on a night out through some friends and I instantly had an attraction to him. I wasn’t even supposed to go out that night but I am so happy that I did. I saw him again a couple of days later on another night out and thats when we got talking. We messaged on facebook and then we went out to Nandos! I was so nervous, I’m not used to going on dates. I felt so self conscious but I was happy to be there still. I’ve seen him a couple of times now since we went to Nandos and each time I see him I like him more and for once I actually feel happy. I’m not constantly feeling worried or insecure anymore which is refreshing. It’s very rare that I meet someone who I actually have a genuine interest in so I’m excited to finally have met someone that I do like. I really hope that things progress with this new guy because I do like him ☺️

Well thats my little update for you, since I told you I would fill you in on all that happened.

February favourites will be posted soon as will my February reflections. I can’t believe it’s almost March already!

Lots of love and thankyou for reading, Jennie. ❀️ xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

How to nail a job interview πŸŒŸ

Hello everybody! How are you all doing today? I mentioned last week that I had applied for a new job, which I then went on to be interviewed for and I’m pleased to say I got the job. Hurrah! Since having my interview I thought it would be a good idea for me to share some of my favourite interview tips. I’ve had quite a few jobs over the years so I’ve definitely had a lot of interview experience and even though I’m no expert and these tips are pretty standard, I still thought I would share them with you 😊

1. PREPARE YOUR ANSWERS. 🌟
Obviously at an interview, you are going to be asked lots of questions in relation to why you should be chosen for the job. Before an interview, I always consider what questions I may be asked and prepare an answer. Sometimes you will be asked to give real life examples as to how you dealt with a situation so it’s good to reflect on other job roles or experiences you may have had. One question I get asked a lot at interviews is ‘how did you deal with a difficult customer and resolve a negative situation?’. I always reflect on a time that I had an angry customer who wanted to exchange a shirt which had a hole in, but we didn’t have another of the shirts in stock. To resolve this situation I offered to help him find a similar shirt (he needed one asap) and I also took his name and number to contact him when we got more of the original shirts in as he still wanted that one too. In the end he found a shirt which he loved even more than the original and was very grateful that I took the time to look around the store and find a similar shirt.
Other questions you may get asked at an interview are:
‘How have you organised your time in the past to meet deadlines?’
‘How would you work to create a relationship with your co- workers?’
‘What do you think would be the most important aspects of this job role?’
It may be a good idea to have a google of ‘Common Interview Questions’ as I’m sure you will find many more examples.

2. RESEARCH THE COMPANY. 🌟
Who have you applied to work with? Interviewers like you to know a little about the company when you go in, as it shows a genuine interest in the job. Lets face it, half the time when we apply for a job and the interviewer asks ‘What made you apply for this position?’ We are all thinking ‘I need money’, but thats probably not what the empoloyer wants to hear! It helps if you are genuinely interested in the place you have applied to work, but it’s also pretty easy to find out all you need to know about a company on google. When I had my interview for L’oreal, although I was already a fan of the brand, I knew a little research would go along way. I made sure to check out the company wikipedia page and find out a few key facts and when I was asked in the interview what I knew about the brand I was able to list about 3 – 4 different pieces of information, including L’oreal being the biggest beauty brand in the world.
You don’t have to become an expert on the place that you have applied for, but interviewers do appreciate it when you can tell them something about the company as like I said previously, it shows genuine interest in the job role and it shows that you have prepared for the interview and you are taking it seriously.

3. LOOK PRESENTABLE AND WEAR A SMILE. 🌟
I’m not saying you have to be a Glamour Queen when turning up to a job interview but taking pride in your appearance shows that you have some self respect. When attending an interview you really want to be the best version of yourself, so presenting yourself well will give off a really good impression and I think it makes you look more professional. Wearing a smile is good advice in any life situation but at an interview it will show the employer that you are a friendly, approachable, positive person. If I was an interviewer I would definitely be more drawn to a smiley person.

So there you have my top 3 interview tips ☺️ I’m no expert in this area but I just thought it may be fun / helpful to write up a post like this so hopefully you enjoyed it πŸ™‚
Another thing to remember is whether you get the job or not, it all counts towards experience. I’ve had lots and lots of interviews in the past and I’ve learnt something from all of them.

If you are applying for a job then I wish you the very best of luck 🌟

As always thankyou for reading, lots of love, Jennie ❀️ xxxxxxxxxxx

Galentines Day πŸ’•πŸ‘­

Hello my lovelies, I hope you’re all doing well today and had a lovely Valentines Day yesterday spent with the people that you love ❀️
I was working yesterday, so there was no hot date for me however I did go out later that night to Pinks with my BFF so it was definitely more of a GALentines day for me πŸ˜‹

We went out so early, around 10pm and I’m pretty sure we peaked before midnight, typical. I think Emily had already had 3 sambuca shots before 11 and I had had quite a bit to drink too, not good. By around half 12, we were already in the diner. It seems we go to Pinks purely for the cheesy chips.
A few of our friends from Primy were out, so we spent some time with them for a bit and after chanting ‘SHOTS ON JASON’ for a good 5 minutes we finally managed to convince our friends friend to buy not one, but two rounds.. Cheeky. At least someone bought me a drink for Valentine’s day, it may not be flowers and dinner but hey, all thats over rated anyway πŸ˜‰
We left Pinks around half 1, so we weren’t out for that long but I still had a really good night. We danced away but really we spent most of the night chatting away in the diner, putting the world to rights! I really enjoy diner chats.
I couldn’t think of anyone better to spend my Valentines Day with than my best friend, Emily and I have been besties since we were 5 years old and we have always had each others backs no matter what, boys come and go but Emily has always been the one person who has never left and I hope we stay best friends for ever!! Maybe when we are married and have actual Valentines dates we can spend our Valentines day on a couples holiday to Disneyland Paris 😏 That would be cool.
I think that Valentines Day is a lovely time to let the people you love know that you love them, whether thats a partner, a sibling or a friend. Next year, even if I am with someone on Valentines Day, I’m going to make sure I send a little card to everyone that I love, I think that would be cute.
Well, now the day of love is over it’s soon to be Easter. HURRAH! Easter eggs are bae ❀️

I hope that you all had a lovely Valentines Day, I’ll speak to you again very soon.

Thankyou for reading, lots of love, Jennie ❀️ xxxxxxxxxxx

Going off topic / Love and Health β€οΈ

Hello everybody! I feel like writing a blog post, so that is exactly what I am going to do.

Today I am going to talk about improving my life in little ways, becoming more healthy and also becoming happier. I have spent ALL day today in bed, moping around and being miserable. Do you want to know why? It’s because a guy hadn’t text me in a few hours, ridiculous I know. I saw this picture on twitter just a few hours ago and think its worth sharing.

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I should print this out, and stick it EVERYWHERE in my bedroom, I should also set it as my phone background. It’s true. I don’t speak to all of my friends every single day, it doesn’t mean that I don’t care about them. I definitely get way too attached and needy, I can’t help it. When I like someone I want to speak to them 24/7, so when they don’t message me for a while I think they can’t be interested. When my friends dont message back for a couple of hours, I think nothing of it but when it comes to a boy I like (love) then all Hell breaks loose in my mind. The thing is I’ve slept with this guy so now I’m instantly paranoid that since he has got what he wants, he’s going to start acting distant. This has happened to me before with the same guy, so you can understand why I get panicked, but he also did tell me last week that I wouldn’t lose him and he would always talk to me. I have to admit that I actually believe him this time, I don’t doubt him at all. I do actually trust him but when a few hours go by and I hear nothing, I do get upset. I know he will text me like he said, it’s just the waiting that gets to me. I’m so silly. I’ve said previously that I am not going to give up this time and I have to remember how much this guy means to me everytime I think of walking away. I want him in my life, because when I’m with him I feel complete. He hasn’t given me any reason to doubt him, just because he hasn’t text me non stop today it doesn’t mean he isn’t interested, so I’m going to do all I can to stay positive. I’m also going to be more assertive and make it clear I want more from him than just a physical relationship, for example he has just told me about a drink he’s having and that I should try it so I’m going to reply with something along the lines of ‘only if you’re buying’. Now I’m not saying I want him to pay for everything, buy me stuff ect not at all, but I think thats a tiny way I can show I have some confidence and I expect to be treated seriously. Normally I’m like a doormat with him, which is not ok and never the type of person I’d want to become, so by saying stuff that shows I expect certain things from him, I feel a little better about myself because I don’t feel like a little mouse or that he’s walking all over me.

I’m also not going to mention any serious relationship stuff just yet. In his head, he might actually want the same as me but just be taking it slow, so if I go in guns blazing confessing my love for him, he will definitely run a mile. Even though I care deeply for him, I’m not going to let it show too much, I’ll stay casual.

I can’t believe how off topic I have gone.. This post was supposed to be about me drinking more water, oops. I guess I just wanted a ramble about my feelings but lets get back on track. I have set myself a goal. I know people take part in ‘Lent’ for religious reasons but I’ve thought this would be a good time for me to start something new, rather than giving up something for 40 days. There’s nothing I really want to give up (maybe my ex, haha)? But I do want to start living a healthy lifestyle, drinking water, exercising, eating fruit and veg. I realise that the more I set myself huge goals, the more I fail, so I’m going to start taking things slowly. I’ve decided that I’m going to drink at least 6 glasses of water a day from now onwards, as water works miracles for the body and mind. I think starting with drinking more water will definitely be the best way to become more healthy, as water is the best thing out there! It can do no wrong. After a couple of weeks, I will then start making it a goal to eat one portion of veg a day and so on. I think easing myself into a healthy lifestyle will be much better than forcing it upon myself.

Hopefully as the weeks go on, I see some major improvements in my diet.

Thankyou for reading my long and rambly post, I’m aware it’s a bit all over the place but sometimes I just like to blog about exactly what I’m feeling at this precise moment. I hope you have all had a lovely day today.

Lots of love, Jennie ❀️

 

 

January Favourites 2016 πŸ’•

Hi guys, I hope that you’re all well. First of all I would like to apologise that this post doesn’t feauture any pictures, secondly I would like to apologise that I am posting my ‘January Favourites’ over a week into February. Better late than never though surely? This is mostly a list of beauty favourites, but I am going to include some random things in here too. Enjoy πŸ’•

L’oreal Micellar cleansing water.
I have been loving this make-up remover a lot recently, it’s 10x better than any face wipes I have ever used and feels much nicer on the skin. It really takes off all traces of make-up and leaves my skin feeling really clean and refreshed. It’s quick and easy to use, all you need is the micellar water and a cotton pad and you’re good to go. I find that although ‘convenient’, face wipes can really leave a greasy layer on the face, making my skin feel oily. With a proper cleansing water, you are left with thoroughly clean skin and no greasy feeling.

L’oreal eye make-up remover.
I find this eye make-up remover much nicer to use than a face wipe and better for the skin. It removes all traces of mascara and eyeshadow with ease, you don’t have to scrub. At first I found this quite tricky to use as I was worried the product was going to get into my eye and make it sting, but once I stopped worrying and just went for it, I found it was absolutely fine.

L’oreal studio secrets primer.
At first I wasn’t going to include this in my
January favourites as it was in my 2016 favourites. I didn’t want to repeat myself so soon but after repurchasing another this month I decided to include it. There really is no other primer I’d rather use. When mine ran out mid January I considered buying the mini urban decay eyeshadow primer just so my eyes were covered, since I was a bit short on cash and I intended to buy my studio secrets on payday. However I realised that the studio secrets primer would be a much better investment at the time since it covers all my face and my eyes too, it also lasts for so long so I won’t have to buy another primer for at least a couple of months now.

Superdrug sugar and spice self heating mask.
I am a huge fan of the superdrug face masks, they are just so quick and easy to use. I prefer them to big pots of face masks becauase you can use them whenever you want, without having to worry that they’ve been opened so you need to use them up. Normally I prefer the cooling masks but when I used this self heating mask it felt so amazing. It really did warm up my face and it was so relaxing. It also left my skin feeling SO SOFT! I can’t tell you how soft my skin felt after using this, I’ve never felt it so soft before. I will definitely be repurchasing this mask very soon, and at 99p per mask I will probably buy 10!

B makeup brush cleanser.
I am so glad that I discovered this product. At only Β£4.99 it’s so cheap and makes cleaning my brushes so much easier and less of a chore. Before purchasing this cleanser, I used to use shampoo to wash my brushes which meant they took absolutely ages to dry and it was such a lot of effort, so it’s a task I often avoided until I absolutely had to give my brushes a clean. Now my brushes get a good clean at least once a week, since this is so easy to use and not time consuming at all. All you have to do is spritz a bit of this cleanser on to your brush and some tissue and clean as you normally would, and it doesn’t take long for the brushes to dry at all.

Victoria’s Secret ‘Secret Escape’ body butter.
I received this body butter for Christmas and I absolutely love it. To start with the packaging is just beautiful, I love the yellow colouring and the pink flowers. This product also feels so soft on the skin, which I would hope from a body butter to be fair but I found this to be extra softening, which may be because it’s a body butter and not a moisturiser. I’m definitely going to have to research the difference between moisturiser and body butter as I have no idea. The scent of this body butter is also yummy and fruity, and the fact that it’s Victoria’s Secret just makes it 10x better

Snow Fairy shower gel.
I just had to include this shower gel as it’s pretty much all I used in January. It’s just the best scented shower gel EVER! I love the fact that it’s such a strong smell, so you can still smell it a little while after using the product.

Airwaves chewing gum.
I’m aware that this is a very random item to include in a monthly favourites but I couldn’t resist. This chewing gum is an absolute God send. If you have a cold / sore throat / blocked nose then I strongly reccommend purchasing some airwaves chewing gum. It makes all the difference in the world, it’s such a good form of pain relief when it comes to a cold and it really does clear up a blocked nose. I love it so much. Maybe a little too much, as I actually fell asleep chewing it one night and woke up with it stuck in my hair and worse, my teddy bear!

Take me out TV show
Oh my gosh, I never used to like this show but in January I could not stop watching it. It’s such a funny show, I love all the banter the contestants have and the random talents these guys perform. It’s so entertaining and is a really relaxing show to watch. I’ve even been watching it online when it’s not on during the day time. Obsessed.

The 1975
I have absolutely been loving this band lately, there music is just Heaven. I love the edgy, dark vibe their music has and I’m forever wishing I was the type of girl they would sing about, with a mysterious vibe. I don’t even know if I can pick a favourite song of their’s at the moment, so I will list a few.
‘Heart Out’
‘She Way Out’
‘Love Me’
‘Sex’
I have been listening to the 1975’s songs on repeat.

My favourite memory from January was probably my birthday night out. I had such a funny night and felt so loved by my friends. It was definitely one of my happiest nights!

So there you have my January 2016 favourites. What products did you love the most throughout January? I’ll see you again soon for my February faves!

Lots of love, Jennie ❀️ xxxxxxxxxxxx

Asking a guy out πŸ˜±

Oh my God. I’m actually considering asking potential Bae out. Not out on a date, but I’m going to see if he wants to chill.

It’s his birthday soon and I just asked him what he had planned for it, in which he replied saying nothing. He has nothing planned for his birthday. I mean I don’t know what to think to be honest, who doesn’t plan anything for their birthday? But whatever, I’m thinking of letting him know I’m free so if he wants to do something then I’m down but oh gosh, I don’t think I have the nerve. But I really want to see him!! I don’t want to think I’m being too forward though, especially as it’s his birthday, like oh yeah do you wanna spend your birthday with me? But if he’s not doing anything else then why not? πŸ™„ I seriously don’t know if I can text him everyday but not see him often if that makes sense? I love texting him but I wanna see him too! Eh oh well, I’ll just act casual πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ

I’ll let you know how it goes!

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A new job .. ? βœ¨

Today I applied for a new job and as I lay in bed right now, I realise just how much I want it.

Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely adore my current job, everything about it is great and I wish I didn’t have to leave, but I just really need more hours.

I find that with make-up counter jobs its so hard to find a position that’s full time, especially if you don’t want to be the counter manager, but now the perfect role has come up. There’s a full time position going on one of the counters in the same store that I work in, I’ll get Saturday’s off and I’ll get Mondays off which honestly couldn’t be more perfect. I would also still just be working on the counter with my normal responsibilities as they already have a counter manager, so I wouldn’t have to worry or be under too much pressure as honestly I don’t feel ready for managerial responibilities just yet! This honestly seems like the perfect opportunity for me and exactly what I’m looking for, so I’m praying that I get it. The lady who works on the counter said she would absolutely love me to work with her and that she will put in a good word for me, which is so sweet and heartwarming.

If I get this job I will be over the moon, it will definitely make my life so so much better! I will actually be able to save my money for once! YAY! I think it would be good to work full time as it will keep me occupied and when I move back in with my parents I can even start paying them some rent.

I really hope that I get this job, what is your dream job? Let me know in the comments ✨

Thankyou for reading, lots of love to you. Jennie ❀️ xxxxxxxxxxxxxx