Friday, 23 September 2011

Five Things I Love Friday 024 featuring The Fairy Hob Mother!

One. Youtube. 
I've pinched borrowed my boyfriends super old camera to give making YouTube videos a go! This is my second attempt at making a video, the first one was horrendously awkward and to be honest, this one is still a bit awkward but I'm sure a lot of peoples first ever videos were too. I'm terrible at talking, I'm super shy, but I'm hoping this will help a little bit and hopefully I didn't make too much of a fool of myself! I'd love it if you would pop over to my YouTube channel and have a look & maybe subscribe if you'd like to! I'm also open to video requests so if you have anything you'd like to see then please let me know! My YouTube name is sailorjennie. ♥ 

Two. Make Up Organisation.

My make up has been sitting in the same set of drawers for ages and I just wasn't using the products that had fallen to the bottom so I've had a bit of a storage re-jig. I would really love a set of clear acrylic drawers from Muji but although they're not super expensive, they're a bit out of my price range at the moment. So instead I purchased an acrylic lipstick holder from Amazon & I've put my most used lipsticks in there, I found a little glass pot for my most used lipglosses & I've been using my Glossy Box to store my most reached for face products. I've been getting a lot more use out of the make up I own & I've had a little bit of a down size too. There was a point where I was super jealous of everyone that had a huge collection of make up but I forget about products I love now, even though my collection is relatively small!

Three. Lemon Sorbet. 

I spotted this in Tesco a couple of days ago and I had to get it because I'm addicted to sorbet. I could quite easily sit and eat this entire tub in an evening but I probably shouldn't. Anyway it tastes incredible and I think I'll always have a tub of this in my freezer!

Four. The X Factor.
I promised myself that I wouldn't get addicted to the X Factor this year, in fact I thought it would be rubbish because the judges are all different but I was wrong - I actually think this is the best series yet. For some reason I wasn't expecting to like Tulisa but I think she's amazing and I've loved her make up on every show so far!  

Five. The Fairy Hob Mother!
Yesterday the Fairy Hob Mother visited me after I posted my wish on Gem's post here. I received a £50 Amazon voucher which I'm going to use to get my boyfriend something nice, so that's super exciting! If you're not sure who the Fairy Hob Mother is, well, he's David from ">Appliances Online who visits blogs granting wishes & sharing gifts along the way. How lovely is that?! What's even more lovely is if you leave a comment on this post with your wish then the Fairy Hob Mother may just pay you a visit!


What have you loved this week?
Don't forget to leave your wish in the comments below for the chance to have your wish granted by The Fairy Hob Mother!
xoxo

57 comments:

  1. i love anything lemon ! so im definatly going to be trying the lemon sorbet !!!
    and if i had a wish it would be some much needed money or a whole load of clothes to update my wardrobe from winter/autumn as im now a student and have no money and im still wearing summer dresses and pumps >_<

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  2. Awww! Jennie your You Tube debut is super cute:) You did really well:) x
    Oh my Gosh!! I've just noticed you linked me. Wow Thank you very much!
    I don't need to make a wish now. Thank you so much xxxx

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  3. If I could have a wish, it would be to be able to go the cinema to see some new film releases, I adore going to the cinema but its just so expensive nowadays, its just out of my budget :(.

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  4. Ahhh I'd love a Kindle from the fairy Hob mother, would help a lot with my English degree ;)

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  5. I always love these posts. Your video is cute and you come across as lovely – not at all awkward. I don’t recognise these blogs either so need to check them out as I love discovering new blogs through recommendations.
    Such a cool idea about the fairy hob mother. Id definitely wish for more time, as I’m moving house in a week and really unorganised!! Failing that, maybe just some cool accessories to kit out my new room!
    Have a good weekend.xx

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  6. Wow that is such a lovely idea by The Fair Hob Mother. Would love to know what you ended up spending it on?
    I'm currently saving up for my 5 week trip to America next year so my wish would be for any little help in any form. I have so much to get, I swear my list gets longer each week haha :-)
    xxx

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  7. That lemon sorbet has made me rather hungry, it's too good.
    Just watched your video, you're so cute! x

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  8. Oh wow I definitely need that lemon sorbet in my life!! <3 lovely post xoxo

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  9. ahh, i've not been watching much x-factor this year even though Tulisa is one of my favourite famous ladies ever! I bet it has been good so far, it's hard to not get sucked in and watch it right to the end!

    Watched your sweet youtube video, I wish I had the confidence to talk on camera.... I am so shy! Loved watching it though, can't wait to see more xx

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  10. I have been loving X Factor too - I actually get excited in the run up to it on a Saturday night, and I get disappointed when I know I'm going to miss it! I have always thought Tulisa was great and thought she'd be brilliant on X Factor - I love Kelly too, she seems like so much fun!

    That lemon sorbet sounds delish - I shall have to get a pot of that myself!

    The Fairy Hob Mother is such a lovely idea! I hadn't heard about it (him?) until I saw it on your blog. My Mum deserves some cheering up lately and though I treated her to afternoon tea last week I'd love to treat her to some books/DVDs to keep her company!

    xxxx

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  11. Your video intro is super cute! Just subscribed to you on Youtube :)

    & that's pretty cool about the Fairy Hob Mother thing. A new camera lens would be nice *hint hint*

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  12. that lemon sorbet sounds so good! so happy you're making youtube videos, i've subscribed!

    My wish is for an Amazon voucher to buy a kindle so i don't have to carry all my really heavy study books to uni everyday! That would be amazing xx

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  13. I love your Five Things I Love Friday series. I was thinking of doing a copycat sort of thing on my blog! :)

    My wish would be for the bottle green Toms shoes I keep looking at! They are such a cool colour and the whole idea behind the company is pretty rad!

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  14. Subbed to you. I loved your video, especially the beginning bit. I like the salute! :) I love the Fairy Hobmother. My wish would definitely be one of those large cupcake moulds..the really big ones! I'd love to bake my mum a cake to say thank you for everything! :) xx

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  15. How sweet is your video?! Bless you.

    My wish now that I have replaced my stolen bag would be for a voucher for a kindle. I have just broken my wrist and am having to do every thing one handed. (its driving me insane!

    X x

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  16. I'd totally forgotten about my previous addiction to lemon sorbet..off to Tesco i go.. :P

    I've been really poorly the last 6 weeks, and my boyfriend has been a complete star! Taking time off work to look after me, not moaning once about spending the last 6 weekends sat in my room, making me yummy dinners and giving me lots of get well cuddles. I'd love to be able to get him a little something to say thank you for being such a superstar.

    Hope you get your boyfriend something nice, and he loves it :)

    laura
    xx

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  17. You're brave! I don't have the guts to post youtube videos yet, i'll just stick to my blog!

    I think If I could have a wish it would be to buy my mum something really special, or take her out shopping, she works so hard to look after me and my sister and she deserves to a good pampering!

    :)
    x

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  18. I thought the X Factor was gonna be awful this year too but then I find myself thinking "noooo it can't have finished yet, I can't wait for next week" at the end of every episode *cough*saddo*cough*
    My wish is for some things to make my house prettier, me and my fella have just moved in together but we can't afford any of the things I want to make it more homely :)
    xxx

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  19. I love lemon sorbet too! Seriously craving it now!
    I'm gonna watch your video now too.
    That's a lovely gift off the Fairy Hobmother, I'd love to hear what you got your boyfriend?
    If I had a wish it'd probably be for some new shoes as all of mine leak :(

    xo

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  20. ooh i love lemon sorbet!
    i've never watched x factor.
    my wish would be for some new ebooks to fill up my kindle with!

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  21. Oh my! Thank you so much for letting me be one of your top 5! My best friend is Louise (joyb) so I am so happy for both of us, thanks sweets!

    I would love to try a youtube vid but I would just look like a spoon :| and I adore x factor! Its so good this time :')

    I would love some vouchers to buy new dvds fairy hobmother! I am about to start a film course and to buy some dvds would be a great for me. Either that or a kindle but I think I'm pushing my look there :P

    xxx

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  22. I love these posts! I always find loads of new blogs to read! Can't wait to watch your video post when I get home
    Have a lovely weekend
    x

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  23. How generous! My wish is for some amazon vouchers to buy some lovely books or an ekindle so I can carry books around with me, without having to actually carry them around. :D
    xxx

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  24. It's so fun to see you on video! Love your hair, just love it.

    My wish would be for some Liz Earle skincare products, because I really need to sort out my skin and have heard brilliant things about the line.

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  25. I'm going to follow your youtube right this minute ^__^ I love finding new people to follow!
    and oh wow that is generous! My wish would be an Aladdin bento box to take to uni or some cuddly knitted jumpers from anywhere <3 xxxx

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  26. Lemon sorbet is love <3 It sounds disgusting but I often choose lemon sorbet and straciatella (as two scoops) as ice cream and it's delicious :)

    And if I were to make a wish, it would be a gift voucher so I could buy school stuff, like notebooks and pens and all that jazz. I have an obsession with having cute, quirky notepads and lots of pens and my pencil case is rather spartan at the moment! x

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  27. I also thought X Factor would be rubbish this year but have been proved wrong-I think Tulisa is better than Cheryl ever was, and am so utterly in love with Gary! Even Louis is coming over well in this series.

    If I had a wish for the fairy Hobmother it would be for a lomography camera. Im so intrigued by them and really want to try it out, as my polaroid camera is sadly running out of film and I cant afford to buy it on ebay :(
    Mairi x

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  28. oooooooh, your video made me smile! Definitely better than my attempts. the video i upload can't even be called a video, more of a short clip - such a failure. My voice goes really shaky when i'm nervous, i have tried practising vlogging but i mess it every time. More videos, please, Jennie! Yes! xxxx

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  29. Ahh loved your YouTube debut hun, you're so sweet! My wish would be for some new crockery perhaps? I'm starting work on the kitchen! x

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  30. your youtube is great! and your very beautiful! not fair. i'd love a voucher of some sorts to motivate me to start saving for a camera, i started my blog fairly recently and i really love it, i just wish i had a better camera so i could improve my posts! also i'm off to new york next year so it would come in handy when im taking photo's of all the stunning scenery. my brothers just left for uni and i'm missing him alot, so it would certainly cheer me up a bit!
    love your blog, and i'm going to subscribe to your youtube channel:)

    emilyconnickfashion
    xxx

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  31. Aww yey so so so glad you got your wish! Loving you on youtube, so fab! xxx

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  32. Aw Jennie I loved your YT video, your hair is so so gorgeous!<3 My wish would be either for a new leather jacket or this gorgeous dress http://inlovewithfashion.com/products/LOVE-Black-Garden-Print-Maxi-Dress.html xx

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  33. Your youtube video was fab and so cute! I hope you make more!
    I start uni again next week so my wish is for something fun, to take my mind off the work load heading my way, nothing specific, just something fun :D
    Phillie xxx

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  34. Aww I'm smiling so much after watching your YouTube video. You're so lovely - be my best friend yeah?? hehe. ^_^

    So happy that the Fairy Hob Mother visited you! I'd wish for something nice for my mum - she's going through a really hard time at the moment so it would be so wonderful to make her smile. xoxo

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  35. Yeah I'm the same with YT vids, feel so awkward and silly talking to myself haha. You did a good job though :)
    Congrats on the granted wish, the fairy hobmother is becoming quite the legend now!
    My wish would be for some new design books. Start my second year at uni next week and will definitely be needing some inspiration for my new projects xx

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  36. I am loving X Factor this year, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much I really love the new judges, I think they are doing a really good job! :) I think my wish is for a new laptop! I've just started my first GCSE year so it would really help with all the work I'm being set and would leave me less stressed about when I'll be able to do homework! xxx

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  37. I am loving the x factor this year the uk one and the us one.
    Your youtube video is cute and you can across as a very nice person not awkward at all.
    My wish would be for some help breaking my ipod

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  38. ok i just posted a comment and said my wish would be for some help breaking my ipod opps i meant replacing.
    I love your blog and your youtube video was great not awkward at all

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  39. I'd wish for a descent camera to take high quality pictures for my blog. At the moment I am not using many of my own pictures on my blog as they are so rubbish quality so it would really improve my blog and my happiness :)

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  40. Loved your video, Jennie :) You're too cute!

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  41. I've not had lemon sorbet in ages!
    I'd wish for a new camera since I'm forever having to borrow my sister's and I'm sure she hates having to let me use it. x

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  42. aww i love the somewhat akwardness of your video - i much prefer the more informal youtubers. there is a fairy hob mother? how random! i like the idea though!

    xx

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  43. I loved your video, you are so cute! I subbed and thumbs upped (?) I hope you make more soon! If I could have a wish from the fairy hobmother it would be for a camcorder to record my make-up tutorials for my You tube channel as my webcam is such poor quality xxx

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  44. I didn't find you awkward at all. You were refreshing and cute actually. More videos!

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  45. Aww you're on YouTube! Yay! I'm obsessed with makeup organisation at the moment too and the Glossyboxes are coming in super handy :) I'm totally with you on the X Factor - thought it'd be crap but I was pleasantly surprised and I also think its the best series yet :D Congrats on winning the Amazon voucher!

    My wish would be for a new camera, as mine is on it's last legs

    xoxo

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  46. The lemon sorbet sounds yummy. The fairy hob mother idea is great, my wish is for something nice for me and my boyfriend as I've been ill over the past year and my boyfriend has been really supportive! x

    http://princesspancake.blogspot.com/

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  47. Your video is brilliant! Not at all awkward. My wish for the fairy hob mother is for a new lomography camera. Pretty please. x hivenn

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  48. I've not heard of the Fairy Hob Mother, what a lovely idea! My wish would be for The Wire boxset. My other half got made redundant a few months ago and is having trouble filling the hours sometimes, and O2 were supposed to send us a £50 gift card when I renewed my contract which we were going to use to buy it, but they're claiming it got lost in the post and won't replace it :( It would be nice to have something we could get stuck into together, since having no job can be quite glum sometimes! We saw the first few episodes on FX and loved it, but cancelled our Virgin subscription when he lost his job so didn't get to see the rest.

    Anyway! Thanks also Jennie, I really enjoy your blog (I've been lurking after finding it on TSR) because unlike a lot of style blogs, you make me appreciate everything I have, rather than regret the things I don't. I have a great family, lovely cats, and food on the table. SO thank you! And thank you also for Ralphie pics - more bunnies please! x

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  49. Oooh, lemon sorbet, drool...

    Looking lovely as always btw lady!

    http://thewoollenmitten.blogspot.com/

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  50. I love organising my make up (new obsession)! If I had a wish it would be to have a huge nail varnish and makeup spree!
    xx
    http://homemadefashionista.blogspot.com/

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  51. Oh you are just so lovely on your youtube video! I hate speaking into a camera, I instantly forget what I'm going to say, I think you did a really good job. Congrats on the vouchers from the fairy hob mother! He'd be really helpful for my mountain of PGCE books that I need to buy :P

    L x

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  52. I've only just seen this! Thank you so much for mentioning me and Jess (Bambina) :) I notice she's already posted ha. Your youtube video was so sweet, I love the awkwardness, I'd be like that :') and mm, lemon sorbet. SO tempted to go and get some from the shop now!

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

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  53. I would wish for a Kindle, because all my friends have got one and I feel left out! :)

    Janey

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  54. Can't wait to watch your vid hun :)
    I would love a kitchen aid so much! It's just there colour or a freezer! I only have a draw :(

    xxx

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  55. I loved your video, you are so much braver than I am!
    If I had a wish I think it would be for a nice new purse as the one I was using split in the middle of a shop and my money flew every where! lol

    samantha.claxton@googlemail.com

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  56. Your YT videos were great. I love watching bloggers videos :)

    My wish would be a video recorder like a flip or Sony Bloggie so I can start doing videos :)

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