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Friday, 21 February 2014

Five Things & Five Blogs I'm Loving This Friday #49

It's not been the best of weeks, but here's to focusing on the good things even if they do seem to be few and far between at the moment. And I could only really think of 4 things but that's better than none, right?

+ Vampyre Kitten*
Blue Banana has introduced me to Vamplets and now I think I'd very much like to collect one of each. Vampyre Kitten is my favourite though, just look at that face! I've always been attracted to things that are a little bit odd, they're always the cutest. And it's amazing how comforting something squishy is when you're not feeling too well.
+ Wonder by R.J Palacio
This is a book that I think everyone should read once. It's beautiful.

+ Canmake Cheek & Cheek Blush
This beauty was in the parcel of goodies I won in the amazing Rachel's giveaway. I tried it for the first time properly this morning and I think this is going to be the start of a beautiful friendship. Both colours are so perfect and they're a dream team when swirled together!

+ This Song
This song describes perfectly a time that many of us have experienced/will experience at some point in our lives. It stirs up all of the feelings. And however awful it feels at the time, it gets better. Believe me it gets so much better, I promise!

+ meljwills + Lou Barker xo + Hepburn's Pixie Crop
+ Under Blue Lights + A Girl Behind A Lens



  1. That plushy is so adorable! I love quirky toys too.
    Andreea | http://catsfika.blogspot.ro/

  2. Oh my goodness, you're such a sweetheart! Thank you so much for the mention :) I love your blog! x


  3. Eep, a cuddly, blue kitten! She's very cute hehe! I hope you're okay and that you have a lovely weekend Jennie <3 xxx

  4. The little cheek palette is so cute! Off to check out all those blogs now..

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  5. Oh that Vampyre Kitten is so cute!!! Lovely post T xx

  6. Oo that blush looks pretty!! I'm loving Sam Smith thanks to your recommendation :) xx

  7. haha, that's so cute! the blushes look so beautiful xxx

  8. Aw thankyou for linking my blog, that's very kind of you. Btw that vampire kitten is the cutest thing I have ever seen!!



  9. Sorry to hear you've had a rotten week, chick. Hope things pick up pronto x x

  10. I've always wondered what that book was like, I'll be writing it down on my list of 'to read' later on. Take care Jennie.
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  11. That vamp plushie is AMAZING! Also, I've been meaning to read Wonder forever. . .
    Hope you have a nice weekend! :)

  12. That blue thing.... amazing. Just amazing. Sorry you've had a bad week, I hope the next one will be better. Stay positive :))


  13. Happy Friday!! The book is definitely going on my to-read list :)
    Wee Bit of Rachel

  14. That vampire kitten has to be mine. I love it, I just need it in my life now that I know it exists.
    Have an amazing day!

  15. Aww the Vampyre Kitten is adorable! xx

  16. The kitten is so cute! I've not had the best week either - but heres to looking at the positives! :) x

  17. Made a note of the book for my next book club!

  18. I bought Wonder on your recommendation yesterday, it is arriving on Monday and I'm rushing to finish my book so I can start it immediately! Hope you have a lovely weekend lady xo

    Rosie | A Rosie Outlook

  19. i used to work for Blue Banana, awful times haha but thats another story the kitty is too cute!!

  20. i really want to read that book, it sounds quite special. and that song! makes me ache x

  21. Thank you for mentioning my blog Jennie! I'm getting back into blush atm and those shades look gorgeous.
    I hope you're feeling better/have a better week, next week!

  22. I am going to read Wonder by R.J Palacio - Im in need of a new book. Hope you have a lovely weekend

  23. Aw thank you for mentioning my blog you little sweetheart! Sorry to hear you've had a bad week, but like you say, it does get better :) those shades of blush looks like some beautiful colours to me too! No wonder you've been loving them!

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and a better one than the week you've just had lovely!
    Lou Barker xo

  24. Cute kitty! Going to have to take a look at the rest of the set :)

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

  25. That plush is just too cute! Seriously going to have to check the website out :) I'm a sucker for quirky soft toys x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

  26. Think I need to read that book!

  27. Hope next week is better for you Jennie <3 xxx

  28. Sorry to hear you've had a tough week Jennie - hope this week is better for you!
    I love the look of that blusher, and the Vampyre Kittie is so cute <3

    Jess xo

  29. I'm always looking for a good book so I'll keep an eye out for that one! Great post :), love the look of that blusher!


  30. Definitely putting Wonder on my ever-growing list of Books I Want to Read :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

  31. That Sam Smith song..actual love! Sorry to hear you have had such a rubbish week :(

    Emily / Glittery Teacups

  32. As always such lovely, unique things and what a beautiful song too! xo

    Hope next week is filled with more smiles, laughter and joy for you Jennie, no one deserves a not good week- least of all you. Sending lots of hugs <3

    Sophie <3 soinspo

  33. I love that Vampyre kitty! Wonder is a book I've been meaning to read for aaages now, if only I didn't have so many course books to read at the moment :/
    Megan x | MeganRoisinn

  34. Love the sound of the book, I might have to check it out and the Sam Smith song is gorgeous...I'm so in love with him right now!
    Katie x

  35. I remember you posted Sam Smith a while back and I thought he was ace, thanks for reminding me of him again - what a voice!

  36. I'm sorry to hear you've not had the best week, hope things are on the up now :) So glad that Wonder turned out to be such a great read. I am definitely going to check that out! x

  37. OMG that vampyre kittty is the cutest! I NEED one! :) Sam Smith is amazing! His Radio1 Live lounge cover of ry x berlin is my fav song atm!

  38. Omgosh, that kitty is the cutest!!

    Tara xo


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