jeezlouisexo: February 2017

Tuesday, 28 February 2017

50 Blog Post Ideas

Every blogger will experience writers block at some point, myself included. What I've found helpful is not only suggestions from people, but looking through other blogs to get inspiration. Sometimes you'll get the urge to write, but don't know where to even begin. I've put together a list of ideas for beauty and lifestyle posts, for when you want to write but are struggling for inspiration!

1. 50 facts about me
2. a day in the life
3. morning/night routine
4. monthly favourites
5. music playlist post
6. date night ideas
7. makeup tutorial
8. Q&A
9. interview another blogger
10. share some of your favourite blogs
11. write a letter to 10 year old you
12. share recipes
13. host a giveaway
14. birthday/christmas wishlist
15. products from your favourite brand
16. what's in your bag
17. what's in your makeup bag
18. share your workout routine
19. why you started blogging
20. future goals and aspirations
21. makeup collection
22. talk about your pets
23. share your weekend in photos
24. favourite hairstyles
25. book review
26. beauty/life hacks
27. birthday/christmas gift guide for him
28. birthday/christmas gift guide for her
29. DIYs
30. desk tour (or wherever you usually blog)
31. how you take your blog and instagram photos
32. everyday makeup routine
33. seasonal bucket list (post for each season)
34. write about experiences in your life
35. tips for blogging
36. favourite quotes and why
37. subscription box review
38. share your favourite social media accounts
39. do a 30 day challenge
40. outfit of the day
41. share your skincare routine
42. share any travel plans you might have
43. weekly round-up
44. homeware haul
45. makeup haul
46. 'best of' from one brand
47. favourite lipsticks
48. write a letter to yourself in 10 years
49. home/room decor inspiration
50. share your favourite ways to relax

I hope this helps any of you that are struggling with writers block. Let me know if it did help!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

22 Things I've Learnt In 22 Years

Hey everyone, today I thought I'd do something a little bit more personal by delving into the many things I've learnt in my 22 years. I was going to save this post for my birthday next month but I thought it would be a good way to get to know me a little better!

1. It's not the end of the world if someone doesn't like you.

2. Going to bed early doesn't make you boring.

3. Success doesn't happen overnight.

4. Your mum is usually always right, even if you hate to admit it.

5. You shouldn't feel bad for not agreeing with someone.

6. It can be hard to see the truth when you're blinded by love.

7. Some people just want to see you fail.

8. Chocolate might be great but it'll give you awful break-outs.

9. Choosing education over social events doesn't mean you're a loser.

10. It's okay not to be okay.

11. Sleep as much as you want, you probably need it.

12. Find something you're passionate about and stick to it.

13. Don't ever settle for less than you deserve.

14. Don't dwell on the past, life's not about 'what ifs'.

15. Your weight doesn't define you.

16. You don't need alcohol to have a good time.

17. Surround yourself with people that bring out the best in you.

18. But don't worry about what other people think of you.

19. Trust your gut instinct, even if it breaks your heart.

20. Don't feel bad for removing toxic people from your life.

21. Take more time for yourself, even just 5 minutes.

22. Stop worrying so much!

I think it's really important to remember all the little things we've learnt in life. Especially since so many of get caught up in the media and online world that we can sometimes forget who we really are. 
I hope you enjoyed reading, let me know in the comments a life lesson you learned!

Monday, 20 February 2017


Hey everyone, I hope you're well! Today I have the AM/PM Tag, I was tagged by the lovely Tasha so thankyou! I really liked the look of this tag and didn't want to miss out so let's get straight into it!


What's your morning beauty routine?

My morning beauty routine is super simple as I have to be up for work at about 3am and never give myself enough time for a proper pamper! I usually rinse my face with warm water and apply a moisturiser, I'm currently loving the Nivea Daily Essentials Day Cream!

What's for breakfast?

I don't eat first thing before work because it's way too early to be thinking about food, I just want to go back to bed! But when I get home from work, I'll either have a fruit smoothie or a bowl of Honey Shreddies (I know, I'm a child!)

Coffee or tea?

I don't really like either, but if I had to pick one it would have to be tea! I'd rather have a nice mug of hot chocolate!

How long does it take you to get out the door?

From actually crawling out of bed to leaving, I'd say it takes me about 20 minutes. I don't wear makeup to work so that probably knocks half an hour off haha!

What's your go-to makeup look on a fuss-free morning?

If I'm not at work, I'll usually just wear a light coverage foundation with a bit of powder on top. A few coats of mascara and a nude lipstick, most of the time it's Half 'n Half by MAC.


What's your evening beauty routine?

I'll usually start by taking off any makeup I've been wearing that day using the Garnier Micellar Water which I love! I'll then use L'oreal Pure Clay Detox Mask every 2/3 days, rinse that off then apply Nuxe Night Moisturising Creme all over my face and I'm done!

Snack time! What's in the bowl?

I'm a nightmare for snacking on junk food at night! I'll usually have Cool Original flavour Doritos and a bar of Dairy Milk Oreo chocolate!

How do you wind down and prep for bed?

I love to have long hot bubble baths, they're one of my favourite things! Once I've had my bath, I'll clean my face, get into my pyjamas and curl up in bed. I'll usually check all my social media to see what everyone's been up to during the day and take part in a Twitter chat if there's one on!

Cosy up! What are you wearing to sleep?

I absolutely love fluffy pyjamas, I would live in them if I was allowed! My feet always get really cold at night so I wear Primark's fluffiest bed socks!

What are some things you have to do before hitting the hay?

I always check all my social media and see what I've missed. I'll reply to any comments I've received on my posts and then jot down any post ideas I get. I always like to check my diary for anything that I might have planned the next day too, just to be extra organised!

I tag the following people!
Claire -
Lupe -
Serena -
Beth -
Lisa -

I hope you enjoyed reading, be sure to look out for everyone else's posts!

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette Review

I'm sure by now, every man and his dog has got their hands on this palette. But today I have a review of the Morphe 35O eyeshadow palette.

I'll talk about the packaging itself first as I found it's has good and bad points. It is quite a big palette so there's no mirror which I'm not too fussed about. The packaging does feel a little bit flimsy and I'm scared that if I drop this palette, I might shatter the shadows inside. It's not very ideal for travelling since it's so big but I'm sure there are smaller palettes with a similar colour range.

I'd looked at so many Instagram photos of this palette so when I looked at the shades myself, I was surprised to see a few of the ones I thought were matte actually had a shimmer finish to them. This wasn't really a problem for me, but it might be something to think about if you prefer more matte shades.

The pigmentation is incredible, especially for such an affordable palette! I was so surprised to find that all the shades have a really good colour payoff. I did however notice that a few of the shimmer shades felt quite chunky, and had a lot of fallout. Some of that might be due to my poor swatches but when I applied it to my eyes, there was still some fallout.

I've only used this palette a handful of times but I'm absolutely in love with it! I'm a really big fan of warm tone eyeshadow looks so this is perfect for me and I can't believe I waited so long to get it! 

I did purchase this direct from the Morphe website and was expecting to be waiting forever for it to arrive but it actually only took a week which I thought was really good since it was shipped from the USA. I did end up with a customs fee from FedEx after the palette had been delivered and I think that was around £19 which compared to the $35 shipping fee was nothing! 

You can purchase this palette from Beauty Bay here, and Cult Beauty here. It's a very popular palette so is usually sold out but you can sign up to get updates for when it's restocked on either website!


Monday, 13 February 2017

Birchbox February 2017

Hey everyone, I hope you're well!
Today I have a unboxing and review of this month's Birchbox.

 This month's theme is Express Yourself and is in collaboration with Papier, giving every subscriber a voucher for 25% off their products!

The first item I pulled out of the box is a conditioning spray by Beaver Professional. This is designed to detangle and nourish frizzy hair which is perfect for me cause my hair likes to do whatever it wants and is always fly-away. This costs £21* for the full size bottle which I think is a bit steep but if it works then you can't really complain!

Up next is this gorgeous makeup brush from Spectrum. I absolutely love their brushes and have received a couple from Birchbox before, although this marble design is to die for! This is a tapered eye contour brush so is perfect for blending and smudging. This only costs £5.99* which is an absolute bargain for a makeup brush in my opinion! I'll definitely have to check out the rest of the Marbelous range!

The next product I received is a dry shampoo by SHOW Beauty, who I've never heard of before. As far as I can tell, this just works like any other dry shampoo! It costs a whopping £30* for a bottle though so it's a bit of a jump from my usual spend of £3.99 for Batiste dry shampoo! I don't think I'll purchase the full size of this but I'll definitely try it out and see if it's worth the hefty price tag!

I received this eyeshadow trio from POP Beauty, another brand I've not heard of before. This is in the shade Champagne Mocha and looks perfect for everyday wear, creating a natural looking smokey eye. This retails at £15.50* which I think is a good price for 3 shadows and all 3 shades are shimmery and very pigmented! I love testing out new eyeshadows so I can't wait to have a play with this!

The last product I received is one I didn't even see at first cause it was underneath everything else! It's a sheet mask by KEEOME which is a Korean brand who have revolutionised skincare! This mask is designed to revitalise the skin with a blend of vitamins that brighten up tired skin. Perfect for those on the go all day! This usually costs £29* for 6 masks which is a pretty good deal if you ask me! I'm a sucker for a good sheet mask so I'll definitely be using this!

To buy all these products together it would usually cost over £100 so you can't really go wrong paying £12.95 for Birchbox! Overall, I'm super happy with this month's box and I can't wait to try out the Spectrum brush with the POP Beauty eyeshadow trio!

*All prices are for full size items on*

I hope you enjoyed reading, if you'd like to sign up to Birchbox click here.


Thursday, 9 February 2017

Valentine's Day Gift Guide

Hey everyone, I hope you're well!
Since Valentine's Day is fast approaching, I thought I'd give you a few ideas on what to buy your other half! There's nothing better that buying the special someone in your life a gift, just to let them know you appreciate everything they do for you.


Some people might think gift cards are a cop-out and are for the lazy buyer, but I think they're great! Especially if it's a fairly new relationship, or if your other half is super picky. So a gift card is the perfect present for a girl since she can then get anything she likes and you don't have to worry about having to return anything!

I'm pretty sure every girl loves a good soak in the bath, and now that Lush have released their Valentine's range there are no excuses! The Lover Lamp bath bomb, scented with vanilla and orange, has little red hearts that float in the bath. This is perfect for a nice soak after a night of celebrating your love for each other.

To really set the mood for a nice Lush bath, or for any other plans you might have *wink wink* a candle is a must. Girls love candles, they're so relaxing and also look really cute as home decor. Yankee Candle's scent Fresh Cut Roses is perfect for the Valentine's mood, but will also make any room smell nice.

Something I think every girl likes to receive on Valentine's Day is jewellery. Whether it be a dainty necklace or even just a charm for that bracelet she's had for years. This Delicate Heart ring from Pandora is adorable! It has the cutest little heart, and the ring itself is designed to be stacked with other Pandora rings.


I've found that some guys are really hard to buy for, and it really annoys me when I hear "you don't have to buy me anything, it's okay" no, it definitely isn't. One thing I've found you can't go wrong with buying a guy is aftershave/cologne. I'm a little biased since One Million by Paco Rabanne is one of my favourite scents, but if you know what your man likes, it's a perfect gift idea!

If the man in your life has facial hair, then this beard kit from Asos is a great gift! It includes a beard oil, beard wax, scissors and a comb. It's perfect for those guys that need to sort their beard out but are too lazy to go to a barber, and it means they'll look extra hot when you're heading out to celebrate!

While girls like to accessorise with fine jewellery, guys prefer watches. This one from Sekonda is not only smart, but doesn't have a huge price tag. It would pair nicely with any suit/shirt and tie combo and your man will feel sophisticated while wearing it.

 This one's for the gamer guys, an online subscription for their games console. I know this might be a bittersweet gift, cause while they're happy with what you bought them, they'll probably hide away for a few days to play online with their mates. Whatever keeps them happy, I suppose haha! Both PlayStation and Xbox offer different length subscriptions so there's something for everyone's budget!

I hope you enjoyed reading, and I hope you all have a nice Valentine's Day! How will you be celebrating?

Monday, 6 February 2017

The Liebster Award

Welcome back, I hope you're all well.
I was nominated by the lovely Jasmine over at so I just want to say thank you, I'm really excited to be doing this!
Not gonna lie, I didn't know what the Liebster Award was and had to do a bit of research but I think it's an award to blogs from other bloggers to help everyone get to know each other a bit better. I think it's a great idea and perfect for finding new blogs to read!

The rules for accepting the Liebster Award are as follows;
Thank the person who has nominated you for the award and post a link to their blog.
Display the award on your blog.
*NEW* Write a 150-300 word post about one of your favourite blogs that is not your own.
Post 10 random facts about yourself.
Nominate 5-11 blogs that you feel deserve this award with and provide links to them in your post.
Answer 10 questions that your nominator has asked you.
Ask your nominees 10 questions.
Let your nominees know that you have nominated them for the Liebster Award.

Charlie from She's an absolute beauty and so down to earth! I love the way she writes because it's as if you're actually sat with her enjoying a coffee having a little gossip. I've been following her for a while on Twitter and I just thinks she's great! You should definitely check her out if you haven't already!

I prefer fruit over veg
I love Disney and Pixar movies
I've never smoked a cigarette and don't intend to
I'm obsessed with Digestive Caramel Nibbles
I want to go to Disneyland
I think I might be a Belieber (don't judge)
Giraffes and penguins are my favourite animal
I could sleep all night and still be tired during the day
I have an unhealthy obsession with buying makeup
My favourite film is The Green Mile


If you had to live a day in the life of anyone, who would it be? I would love to live like a Kardashian/Jenner for a day!
What is your biggest fear? I'm absolutely petrified of clowns
If you could only drink one drink for the rest of your life, what would it be? I'd happily drink fruit smoothies for the rest of my life, at least they're good for me!
Have you ever had a dream that has come true? I had a dream when I was a child that my family went on holiday to a beach and a few weeks later my parents surprised us with a trip to Scarborough
What qualities do you look for in a friend? Honesty, loyalty, good sense of humour
Would you rather be a Mermaid or a Unicorn? I think I'd rather be a mermaid, hopefully I don't have the same problems as Ariel though!
Who is your biggest inspiration? Probably my mum, I just want to make her proud
Why did you start blogging? I started blogging as a hobby since I have a lot of free time and I love it!
Who is your celebrity crush? Chris Pratt *oh my god*
Have you ever had a paranormal experience? I don't think I have, thankfully!

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
What's your favourite animal?
What do you do for a living?
How long have you been blogging?
iPhone or Android?
Do you believe in ghosts?
What's your current favourite film?
Who is your blogging inspiration?
If you had to choose one, what superpower would you have?
Do you have any big plans for 2017?

Thanks again to Jasmine for the nomination! I hope you enjoyed reading, and I can't wait to see everyone else's posts!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Coconut Lane Review & Discount Code

Hey everyone, today I have a haul for you from Coconut Lane!

"Who are Coconut Lane?" You ask.. Well, Coconut Lane are a relatively new company selling all things classy, sassy and a bit bad-assy, as they like to say. They launched in October 2015 selling everything from iPhone and MacBook cases, to jewellery and wall art. I hadn't heard of them until I first started blogging and now they're everywhere! After having a little snoop on their website, I've picked out a few things and I'm going to review them for you today!

The first item I picked up is this gorgeous gold-plated arrow ring. I was umm-ing and ahh-ing about whether to get this in the rose gold or not, since you can never have enough rose gold but I opted for just normal gold. They also have it in silver so it's perfect for everyone! It's so cute and is adjustable so can be worn as a normal ring or as a midi ring with a few others. I'll probably be wearing this as a midi ring myself but obviously it's all down to personal preference!

To match the arrow ring, I also received the matching bracelet! This is also gold-plated and adjustable which is spot on for those with smaller wrists. I've had to adjust mine a little bit as it was a bit big when I took it out of the packaging but I think it looks super cute and even better with the matching ring!

Something I've seen a lot on my Twitter and Instagram feeds is bloggers with super inspiring wall art and prints, not realising that half of them were from Coconut Lane! I was so spoilt for choice when it came to wall art and it must be popular 'cause half of them were out of stock! I picked out this one that says "I'm a blogger, what's your superpower?" because not only is blogging something I really enjoy doing, but sometimes it can be a lot harder than people think! I'm going to hang this up above my desk to remind myself why I blog!

The last item I received is one that I couldn't miss out on, and it's this jumper that says "pizza is bae" because let's be real, pizza is bae. I chose the jumper in grey with black writing and I'm so happy with it! It's super soft and perfect to wear with leggings on a 'chill day' I can already tell I'm going to wear this to death!

Overall, I'm super happy with everything I received from Coconut Lane. The quality of everything is so good and you'd be a fool to miss out on their products! 
I recently became a Coconut Queen which is their blogger/influencer programme where you receive a discount for yourself and a discount code for your readers/followers. 

If you use the code jeezlouise20 at the checkout, you'll receive 20% off your order (not including postage) Click here to check out their amazing products!

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

January Favourites 2017

Hey everyone, I hope you're all well!

Today I'm going to be talking you through all my favourite things in January, and I'm still trying to figure out where the month went!


Maybelline Fit Me Matte & Poreless Foundation || This foundation is so good for people who have oily skin and since my face gets quite oily, I thought I'd try it out and I must say I was definitely surprised! It's quite a cheap foundation so I wasn't expecting much but it lasted all day on my face and kept the shininess at bay!

Morphe 35O Eyeshadow Palette || I've been dying to try this palette out for ages so when I got it for Christmas I was super excited. The colours are SO pigmented and it's really long-wearing. If you haven't got this palette, you're missing out!

Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara || Okay so I might be behind the hype a little bit with this mascara but it is definitely one of the best I've ever used. I got blessed with short, straight lashes so this works wonders for me! It gives me so much volume and length, I feel like I'm wearing falsies!

Smashbox Photo Finish Primer || I can't even begin to describe my love for this primer! Not gonna lie, I feel a bit guilty if I don't use it because of how much it costs but I really do like it. It's great for oily skin as it is mattifying and you can actually feel it making your skin matte as you apply it. It keeps my foundation on all day and night so perfect for a night out!


The Crown || I only recently started watching this series on Netflix and wasn't really sure if I'd like it but it's surprised me. It's a story about Queen Elizabeth II and while it doesn't sound that good, I really enjoy it. But I also absolutely loved Downton Abbey, so period dramas must be my new 'thing' haha!

Sing || Ross and I had a date night a couple of weeks ago and couldn't decide between Split or Sing, so we did Rock, Paper, Scissors and ended up watching Sing. It might be a kids film but it was SO good. Anyone that loves musicals has to watch it! It is made by the same people that did Minions, but thankfully there isn't any in this movie! (thank god)


Ed Sheeran - Castle On The Hill
Little Mix - Touch
The 1975 - Somebody Else
Jax Jones ft Raye - You Don't Know Me
Tom Zanetti - Darlin'
Dua Lipa - Be The One
You Me At Six - Take On The World

So that's everything I loved in January, hope you enjoyed reading! What did you love this month?