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Sunday, 13 January 2013

This Week #002.

After being holed up in the office all bloody week trying to write the worlds most boring essay, it's pretty safe to say this week has been pretty uneventful. In the end I resorted to writing it all in one night after drinking one too many Hendrick's and tonic which in hindsight probably wasn't the best idea but I'm very interested to see what grade I get. If it's good I may do that more often and if it's a bad grade, well, I'll probably end up doing it again anyway. I'm not good at writing essays, I always leave it until the last possible minute. I'll never learn! 

I'm sure it goes without saying that this little guy is my favourite all the time, he's just been extra cute & wanting lots of cuddles this week and, well, you just can't turn down cuddles from this little fluff monster. Look at him with his little hay cart, he's such a cutie pie!

L'Occitane Shea Butter with Honey♦ // L'Occitane Honey Hand Cream

L'Occitane products are beautiful anyway, but the addition of honey makes them nothing short of perfect for me. The packaging is so incredibly sweet with the bear illustration and the scent is divine. It's not an overpowering honey scent but it's just enough and both products feel so wonderfully hydrating. I've been furiously applying both of these all the time, they're must have products on my bedside table right now and I wish they weren't limited edition - all the best products are! 

Shu from Shu Likes Clothes is one of the loveliest ladies I've had the pleasure to get to know through the bloggersphere over the past few months and I just love her. If I've ever had a bad day or I'm feeling a little low, I'll read a blog post from her or watch a video and afterwards I'll feel much better because she just has one of those beautifully happy personalities and you can't help but smile along with her!

YouTube.
Okay, my question of the week is, do you like watching YouTube videos from your favourite bloggers? I looked at my channel the other day and apart from cringing at my old videos, I noticed I have over 600 subscribers which is amazing and it's kind of inspired me to at least try and think of something to do with my channel. I'm no make up artist so I feel a bit like a fraud whenever I've tried to do tutorials in the past, but I'm not sure what you'd like to see, if anything. If you're not into videos please be honest & let me know, but if you are I'd love to know what you'd like to see?

xoxo

58 comments:

  1. Awww look at Ralfie [have I spelt that right?] - so cute!!
    I love watching videos on youtube and I've always enjoyed yours. I'm quite nosey so any hauls, what you've been up to etc is good for me!
    xx

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  2. No fun writing essays!!

    I do like watching youtube videos from bloggers, you should definitely get back into doing them more :) I watch anything about beauty of fashion.

    I actually started to do a channel too but then found it hard to find time to make videos, I want to get back into it soon!

    Your bunny is so cute! eeeek!

    Hope you're having a lovely weekend!


    Amelia @ Ducklingtoswan.com! :) xxx

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    1. It's definitely not fun at all, bad times! Aww thank you lovely <3

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  3. Those L'Occitane products look gorgeous! I bet they smell dreamy!

    As for your YouTube question, my answer is that I don't personally bother with vlogs very much. I'm a speedy reader and I find myself resenting the fact that it takes so much more time to watch a video than read a blog post! Tutorials are a different matter though, especially hairstyling ones. I reckon you can still get the general gist of a make-up tutorial through still photos, but with hair you sometimes need to see it in action! 600 subscribers is massive though, well done you!

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    1. They absolutely do smell amazing <3

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  4. You better keep your youtube videos because I love them :) pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!
    Also how cute is Ralphie's hay cart... that is so cute. Where is it from?
    Hope you had a lovely NewYear etc
    Charli @ Charli-dot-dot-dot.blogspot.com
    xx

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    1. I really need to get back into it, it's so hard once you've taken a break I think! I found it in a little one off shop but I bet ebay has them! xo

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  5. What a lovely post! I love everything you've mentioned!

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  6. Aww I love this post! What a good idea for a weekly round-up. I'm going to have to have a good look at that blog, sounds lovely!

    As you wanted to know how my detox went, I posted an update: http://mantrapixie.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/the-post-detox-update.html

    e x

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    1. Ooh thank you for linking me, will have a read now! xo

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  7. I love, love, love that hand cream! It's the best

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  8. I love these kind of posts! I need to start doing something like this myself soon! :) and I always like your blog recommendations!

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  9. Ralphie looks so cute!
    Where did you get that little hay cart? Oscar would love it! Evie would just knock it over. She's a grumpy bunny!
    I used to watch Diagnosis Murder, Poirot & Pocoyo when I wrote my essays! This was 2006 though & eat chocolate lol! I'm not sure how your essay will turn out but fingers crossed for you!
    I've missed your videos! I think you should video what makes you happy because everyone likes different videos. My personal preferences are haul's, what's in your bag, monthly favourites & book ones!

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    1. I got it from a little one off shop, but I bet there are some on ebay! Ahh diagnosis murder is amazing haha! <3

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  10. Ralphie is super cute, look at his little hay cart that made me chuckle! I too will be really interested to see what grading you get with essay plus alcohol vs essay and clear head! I too spent all day Saturday holed up in my study basically going round and round in circles *sobs*. So if you get a good grade I too might try throwing alcohol into the mix! I love watching your youtube channel, I always try and catch up with my favourite bloggers vlogs so I would be happy to watch makeup, hair, fashion, anything really x

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  11. Right, I have two assignments due on the 30th for uni, I'm getting myself some gin!

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  12. AHHH!!!! I've received so much traffic since you've mentioned me and I'm writing this with tears in my eyes right now from the lovely words you've written! You are SO SO SO kind and lovely; this has completely made my day! Thanks so much, Jennie!!! <3 xxx

    p.s. I vote yay to drinking whilst essay writing! I had champagne before a seminar once (to celebrate the end of a horrible exam) and my lecturer kept saying I produced good work during it :|! The words were whirlng around, haha. xxxxx

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    1. Aww you're SO welcome lovely lady! <3
      Haha that's amazing!! xoxo

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  13. This made me giggle! My best fiend had so much work to do once for uni, that she just sat on the floor, with a bottle of malibu, and did it all at once, whilst giggling away and singing in her little drunken state. The funniest thing is that she got the best grade in her class and got given a prize! So, I wish you the best of luck :D I'm sure that you did brilliantly xxx

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    1. Haha that is amazing! Thank youu! <3

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  14. Yes Jennie keep making videos! I love your videos & your personalities. You can do makeup looks, hauls, and so many other things!:)

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  15. I saw that L'Occitane hand cream the other day and put it on my wish list!! The packaging is too cute. And I haven't watched your YouTube videos yet but now I'm going to!! It's really fun to put a face/voice to the words of a blogger :)

    Ellie | Ellalogy

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    1. It's so lovely, I really recommend it! <3

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  16. Ralphie is so cute!I'm sure you will ace your essay. Going to go and have a look at shu's blog xx

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  17. I really want to do more with my Youtube channel as well, it doesn't have any videos at the moment but hopefully this year I will get some filmed!

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  18. Awh Jennie, I bet your essay turned out fine! (: I adore L'Occitane hand creams too, got two at my desk at work for some odd reason... I love watching your Youtube videos Jennie, you have such a relaxing voice, and you're forever convincing me to double my blush and lipstick collections! xxxx

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  19. Such a great post as usual hun! xx

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  20. I do actually like to watch my fav bloggers Youtube channels! I think when you find a blogger relatable you find their words/ beauty advice and reviews more personally applicable. That why I watch your vids, I find that we have such similar taste in makeup and I tend to check out blushers you recommend out and find I really like them too!

    xoxo Bree
    The Urban Umbrella
    http://www.theurbanumbrella.com

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  21. Ralphie is the cutest! I love your videos, you should definitely make more! x

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  22. urgh, I hate essays too, thank god I no longer go to college! Good luck with it!
    I'm not really a youtube person if I'm being honest - but, I do have to say that L'Occitane hand cream is lush!
    xo

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  23. I really love haul & review video's, just to see what people are buying and what they're raving about. And even though you're not a make-up artist, you could share some tips & tricks you learned over your blogging years? :)

    Cutest bunny, by the way! :)

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  24. so many lovely stuff <3 i love your sweet pet <3
    http://coeursdefoxes.blogspot.com/

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  25. I'm sure your essay went fine :) I've been holed up the past week writing essays too. No fun!
    I really like watching your videos! Especially the make up tutorials
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's definitely not fun at all - good luck with yours! xo

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  26. How adorable is Ralphie! Lovely post :)
    xx
    - Keeley | Living In Your Imagination

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  27. Omg i want to cuddle your rabbit, SO CUTE!! AHHH! Lovely <3

    Thanks for the blog comment! www.studdedkisses.com

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    1. Aww I'm sure he'd love the extra cuddles <3

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  28. I love watching blogger's YT videos, especially if they complement the blog's content instead of replacing it. I love watching your vids, so please do more :) x

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    1. Aww thanks lovely, I'll get back into it soon I'm sure! <3

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