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Friday, 18 November 2011

Five Things I Love Friday & Five Blogs I Love Friday 026.

One. The John Lewis Christmas Advert. 
John Lewis have done it again. They're known for their beautiful Christmas adverts, every year they seem to go one better and this year is no exception. Every time I see it I get a little teary eyed, I know some people are with me on that and I know that others don't understand why I get so emotional at it. It's just lovely and I hope that one day my future child is even more excited about giving gifts than they are at receiving gifts.

Two. Pearl Lowe Christmas Collection at Peacocks. 
One. Two. 
I'm absolutely loving the dresses from the new Pearl Lowe Christmas Collection at Peacocks! The first Lace Panel Dress is my absolute favourite, it looks so flattering and beautiful with a little edge of sexiness. Love! ♥

Three. My New Video Camera. 
I invested in a new video camera because I've really been loving making YouTube videos and I wanted to be able to make them more easily by myself rather than relying on my boyfriend for his camera and editing skills! I just popped up my Skincare Routine Video and I used my new camera & edited it all by myself *proud face*! Even though I shouldn't be proud because I didn't export it at the right settings so it's not available in full HD - huge fail! But now I know how to do it properly you should see a huge difference in quality - I hope! It was super dark the day I filmed it but the quality is still much better than my old videos and it focuses when I hold something up to the lens - yay!  

Four. My New Shop Sailboat, Ahoy! opening!

My little online shop opened officially this week and I'd like to say a huge thank you to anyone that's popped by to have a look & anyone that's purchased something. I wasn't expecting to sell anything in the first few weeks at all, so I'm over the moon that I've had to make a couple of post office trips already! If you'd like to come and have a look you can find me over here at sailboatahoy.bigcartel.com.

Five. River Island Bunny Jumper.

I saw this bunny jumper a couple of weeks ago on the River Island website (I'm sorry I can't seem to see it there anymore!) but I waited it out and hoped that it would pop on on ASOS because they offer student discount & free delivery - what can I say, I'm a cheapskate! My eyes lit up when I saw the words River Island Moustache Rabbit Top & a picture of the jumper on ASOS and I immediately snapped it up. For £18 I'm so happy with it, I'd love it more if it wasn't a green colour, but the bunny more than makes up for it! For reference, I went a size up because I wanted it to fit a little loosely and I adore it!

Four. A Little Ones Adventures. Five. VIPXO.

Please pop over the the 5 blogs above, they're all amazing in their own way! And go and say hi to Victoria over at VIPXO because she's ridiculously close to reaching 3000 google friend connect readers and that's an amazing milestone!

How are you all? I hope you've had a lovely week! Have you got any exciting weekend plans? 


  1. Congrats on the shop Jennie! And i love the Pearl Lowe range too, but it's always a bit long for a shortie like me!

    Penny x

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  3. I bought a ring from you :) although stupidly forgot to update my address so it's waiting for me at my parents house (i think, they said a little package arrived!) so i'll get it when i'm next home. you're selling some lovely things, i think you should only expect it to grow and grow :) loving the bunny jumper too - it has a moustache, AMAZING x

  4. That John Lewis advert makes my heart melt every time I see it! Also, LOVE that RI jumper. Hope they do a reindeer one for Christmas!

  5. I love this feature you do! Awww! The John Lewis advert, makes me all fuzzy inside :)
    I really love the Pearl Lowe collection too there is a gorgeous cream satin dress that looks really vintage. I do love the lace panel dress too.
    Hooray for the bunny jumper, it's lush. Love.
    Hope all is going well with the little shop, have a great weekend :D xx

  6. Your shop's amazing, I think I'll be making more than one purchase when my money for the month comes in!
    That jumper's adorable, and don't worry - I wait to buy stuff from River Island when it's on ASOS for the discount, too - you're not alone!

    I haven't been able to see the John Lewis Chrismtas advert properly yet (I'm refusing to watch it for the first time online), because I don't have a TV at uni, I don't feel like it's Christmas til I've seen that and the Coca Cola advert!

    Congrats on editting your first ever YT video haha :) xx

  7. the John Lewis advert is the best christmas one i've seen this year! It is actually beautiful, i understand why it could make anyone emotional!

  8. I am loving the Pearl Lowe collection too, really hoping I manage to get my hands on something!

  9. I love the John Lewis Christmas advert every year, it's always just so gorgeous to watch and you're right..emotional! We're all just big kids secretly. I had a nosy at your little shop the other day too, it's looking good, keep it up sweet :)

    Louisejoyb xo | Bits&Bobs

  10. Aww the bunny jumper is so cute. I hate to say it but I don't see the appeal with the John Lewis advert it is cute but it could've been better! xx


  11. The John Lewis gets me every time, so adorable.
    Congratulations on your shop bb :)

  12. I love this feature, it gives a lovely little insight to an eclectic collection of things you've been loving, which lets us get to know you a bit more! I adore your youtube channel, and your voice (is that weird?). I love the john Lewis advert but I haven't been teary eyed, I'm sad to say! That jumper is so cute, but I wish it was in a different colour, I hate green! :(


  13. I love the John Lewis Christmas advert, it makes me cry too!

  14. Really love the shop, congrats!! :)

    xo fi



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