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Sunday, 19 January 2014

This Week #9!


Illamasqua Unrequited Blush was one of the first expensive make up products I ever purchased and although I forgot about it for a little while, I'm so excited to have rediscovered it. It's a really light pink that just gives the perfect amount colour and I can't believe it was stuck at the back of a drawer for so long! I think it's been discontinued now but if you're looking for a similar Illamasqua blush, Nymph looks so pretty! 



I remember reading Tom's Midnight Garden when I was younger and I think I really loved it, but I have to re-read it for Uni this week so I'm looking forward to reminding myself of the story. I'm pretty sure I wished I could stumble across a magical garden at midnight just like Tom, but I never did!


This was in a little parcel of goodies for a little challenge I'm taking part in very soon and I have been loving it way more than I thought I would! I think this is really encouraging me to be more active during the day, which is something I need because I'm SO lazy! 


Essay Doom. // Search for Inspiration. // Diana Mini Camera. // Wishlist. // Instax Photographs. // An Old Photograph


When you're watching YouTube videos, how long do you like them to be?

Are you having a lovely weekend? 
I hope so!
Love, Jennie
xoxo 

80 comments:

  1. ooo what a pretty blush, I need to try a few more things from Illamasqua. I don't mind too much how long YouTube videos are, if it is good content I will happily sit and watch.
    Amy x A Little Boat Sailing

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  2. Oh, I should definitely add that book to my reading list! It sounds very cute :) xxx

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    1. It's a lovely read (i think, from what i remember hehe) xx

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  3. I love these this week posts :) I really enjoy having a little nosy into peoples lives! xxx

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  4. I want to read the book too. I love reading children literature among other things. As for youtube videos, I usually prefer them around 10 min or less, but if I really like the youtuber and a subject I don't mind if the video is a bit longer.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

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    1. Me to, children's books are wonderful! xo

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  5. I love Unrequited, it's one of my prettiest pink blushers, I'm really sad it doesn't exist anymore.
    I personally like long YouTube videos, 10 mins is nice but if I really like the person doing it, even 15-18 mins doesn't feel that long to me! xx

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    1. Ahh I know, I'm so pleased I've rediscovered it! ox

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  6. I love that Clean Bandit song- her voice is so pretty!
    Daniella x

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

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  7. Unrequited was such a pretty shade! It is a product that I didn't purchase because I was sure that it would work with my skin tone, but I wish I had taken the chance. I also love that Fitbit — it is so very pink!

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  8. such a pretty blush!I love weekend recap posts xx

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  9. Gorgeous blush!!!I think it's perfect for your complexion!As for youtube videos, me too I prefer them arounfd less then 10 minutes!
    Kisses!

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  10. Very intrigued by the Fitbit Flex, looking forward to hearing more about it!
    With YouTube videos I think it really depends on what the content is - that's pretty unhelpful isn't it?! I think around 5-10 minutes is a good length for a lot of things but I do happily watch longer videos if I'm interested in the subject :) xx

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    1. Hehe I agree, I think 5-10 minutes is perfect xo

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  11. that blush looks really pretty, i can definitely picture you rocking it! :) how does that fitbit flex wristband work?

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. It somehow magically tracks your steps taken throughout the day and monitors the quality of your sleep at night, amazing! xo

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  12. That is one beautiful blush!

    http://chelsealeighbeauty.blogspot.ca/

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  13. The Illamasqua blush is gorgeous! As for Youtube videos I think 5 - 10 minutes max depending on the type of video :)

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  14. Can't wait to see what you think of the fitbit, I have been umming and ahhing about getting one for a while now.

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    1. I'm excited to use it a little more !xo

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  15. Loop that blush is stunning!
    Sophie
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  16. I'm really looking forward to knowing more about the fitbit. Hope you managed to finish your essay and had a good week end x

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  17. Love that blush! Regarding your question.. I think 5 mins is the best.. not too short not too long! x

    holaflo.blogspot.com

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    1. I think that's a good length too! xo

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  18. 'Toms Midnight Garden' reminds me so much of 'The Boy
    in Striped Pyjama's' have you read this book yet? There's
    a movie also, really sad story :c
    Xx

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    1. I haven't but I definitely want to! xo

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  19. Ooh that blush looks so pretty! I haven't read Tom's Midnight Garden but The Secret Garden was one of my favourites as a kid...in fact it still is now! I like YouTube videos to be about 10 minutes long max, any longer and I zone out a little xxx

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    1. I need to read the secret garden, it seems to be a lot of people's favourites! xo

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  20. I went out and bought that blush after this post. You're great! x

    http://sydneycassidy.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Your song suggestions are always pure winners! If you have the time it'll be great to see a few tunes you're liking as I think we have very similar tastes.

    The Illamasqua blush looks like such a perfect shade of pink! I bought a number 7 one from boots recently, they had an offer where you buy 1 you get the 2nd half price so it worked out to £4 which is great - looks very similar to the Illamasqua one you've stated.

    Thanks for your comment too! very happy you like the little birds :o)

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    1. I definitely will do that really soon! Ooh that's such a good deal, I do love a good bargain! xo

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  22. I can't wait to see what you're up to with the Fit Bit & review it. I have been tempted to buy one in the hopes is encourages me to move about more.
    Oh & I like to watch YouTube videos that are under 15 minutes
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. I'm really excited to use it a little more! xo

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  23. Tom's Midnight Garden!!

    Wow I remember reading that as a kid - I loved it too, might have to see about re-reading it myself :)

    Hmm maybe...

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  24. Wow I really like the song! I think 10 mins or less is best for YouTube videos because you can skip the rambles and enjoy it

    Kate xx

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  25. That blush looks so pretty! I like Youtube videos to be around 10 minutes (or less) I usually don't have the time or patience to watch longer videos.

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  26. Ah I absolutely loved Tom's Midnight Garden when I was younger, although I can hardly remember it now! Looking forward to reading more about the fitbit - I've been intrigued by it ever since I first heard about it! xx

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    1. It's such a lovely read. I'm really excited to try it out a little more! Xo

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  27. I'm a little addicted to Rather Be! I don't mind how long Youtube videos are, I think it depends on the content! If it's a really chatty/no product etc one then roughly under the 10 min mark, hopefully this means you're going to start uploading videos again! X

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    1. Such a good song! I'm thinking about it <3

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  28. That blush shade is so pretty! I think about 5-10 mins is a good length for a Youtube video x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  29. Ah Jennie, you've done it again... Nymph is now on my wishlist! My favourite blush is by Illamasqua too, their Naked Rose one which was LE ): I quite like 10-20 minute long Youtube videos, broken up by some shorter 5-8 minute ones. Such a YT addict recently! x

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  30. Yay for this tune making it to No.1! <3

    I heard Clean Bandit speaking and they sounded really dedicated about making quality videos, something that this one definitely proves :-)

    Sophie xox

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  31. I am a massive Illamasqua freak (he he, see what I did there) it's my go to makeup brand for my kit nowadays! That's a gorgeous shade of blush.
    Raffles Bizarre Blog

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  32. I love that Illasmaqua blush, it looks so pretty! I prefer YT videos to be around the 10 minute mark, although depending on the topic and person I can happily watch a 25 minute video! :) x

    www.natalielovesbeauty.com

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  33. I love Illamasqua. I just placed an order in their sale and ordered far too much - I definitely need to start a spending ban soon! x

    Jordan-Alice

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  34. When you're watching YouTube videos, how long do you like them to be? I don't mind how long as long as theyre worth every minute.

    btw, i love the photos you took! <3 <3

    kisses,
    kweng
    http://heyitskweng.blogspot.com/

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  35. Youtube videos for me can be anything from 10-15 mins :)

    Absolutely love the layout of this post by the way!

    Jade
    Beauty Butterfly | UK Beauty Blog

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  36. I love Illamasqua! Their blushes are really nice, though I do find them to be a bit more powdery - if I swirl my brush into the blush, powder gets everywhere haha.

    As for your question, I like longer videos even though a lot of people seem to dislike that. Maybe around 10-15 minutes?

    xx becky / star-violet.com

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    1. I like that they're really finely milled <3

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  37. It depends on what the video is about, or who it is really. Some people I get sick of them after five mins, others I can watch for 20. That was no help, sorry! haha

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  38. I can't wait to read about the fitbit! I'm so intrigued. <3

    Tara xo

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  39. I'm really interested to hear about the fitbit. I'm becoming a slight gym bunny and can't wait to hear all this little challenge! I'd say 10-15 mins is always best for You Tube. I hope you will be returning with more vlogs?! :) x

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