Thursday, 29 January 2015

What's In My Bag


So I recently got a new bag, and I've fallen in love, so thought I would show you what I keep in it. I use this bag both for University and for day-to-day life, and this was just a normal day so you won't see a notepad etc.

I got this bag online from H&M because they didn't have it in my local store, and I think it's perfect! 
You can get it HERE

You get two side compartments, and the main part of the bag.

In the front pocket I keep my iPad Mini in a case from Hobbs, my USB stick, yes that is an Iron Man head, and at the moment there is a Hollister Giftcard from something I returned.

In the back pocket I keep some painkillers - always handy to have, and also a couple of pens.

My essentials - my diary, post it notes to jot down things to do that don't apply to just one day, my glasses because I can't see without them, and there's always a few train tickets lying around from where I commute to Uni!

Now I have more room in my bag, my gloves come absolutely everywhere with me because it is far too cold not to have them! I also carry a deodorant, which is currently the Lynx woman one which actually smells really nice, and I also take my Hollister Body Spray, this is the Silver Strand Beach scent, and I've never sprayed it and someone not compliment it, these appear quite costly but I use this daily and I've had it nearly a year now so it's definitely worth it!

What happened.....

So, in the moving from camera to laptop, my final picture has disappeared and I haven't had the chance to retake I'm afraid! :( 

But I also have my purse, which you can see back in my London Haul early in 2014, my trusty Tangle Teezer, and also my Beats headphones because I cannot stand walking anywhere without music!

I hope you're all enjoying this different kind of posts as I'm really enjoying doing them!

lots of love,
Jess xxx


Monday, 26 January 2015

The Accessory Edit


So recently, I've picked up a few pieces that can be used with lots of different outfits and also dressed up or down, so thought I would show you what I've been loving.

These shoes were an absolute bargain, they're normally just £15, but I got 20% Student Discount. I brought these to go with a dark dusky pink dress I have, and I only have either red or black heels that are very high, so these are very wearable in comparison. 

I picked this up with the shoes, and again, I only have one small black clutch, so this is more convenient, and I am in love. It is the perfect colour, and there is also a very thin gold chain so you can have it over your shoulder if you prefer. This was £13, and again I managed to get 20% student discount!

I actually managed to get this necklace free,as I had a voucher which meant that when I spent £15 I got £15 off.... amazing right! It is a well known fact that if you only want a silver statement necklace, you can say goodbye to any colour apart from a baby blue, and as annoying as that is, this one is beautiful! This goes perfectly in the evening with a dress, or equally as well with a cosy jumper in the day! This is just £10
I'm afraid this is no longer on the website! :(

This necklace I have had the longest, and I brought it NYE. This was a sale bargain at just £4, and again, this looks amazing paired with a darker jumper/top/dress underneath, and especially against pale skin, as it makes the blue pop! Again, this one isn't on the website, and I doubt you'll be able to get it in stores now I'm afraid!

So that's what I've been loving wearing at the moment, and I'm so glad I chose wearable colours and pieces. I hope you've liked my new kind of posts, and I hope I can start bringing you more!

lots of love,
Jess xxx


Thursday, 22 January 2015

Every Day Look


Sorry the mini break I took, I've been trying to work out where I want to take my blog from here, and have decided on creating more personal out there posts, with more looks etc, and with the inclusion of fashion items, places to visit etc. So bare with me for a little bit! Today I have sat down and had a look at what I've put on my face, and realised that this hasn't changed in a long time.

Rimmel Lasting Finish 25hr Nude - 010 Light Porcelain
Soap & Glory One Heck Of A Blot
Bourjois Paris Delice de Poudre
Bourjois Paris Blush - Golden Lilac
Urban Decay Subversion Perversion Mascara
Benefit Gimme Brow - Light/Medium
Maybelline Colour Sensational - 725 - Tantalising Taupe

Sorry you can't see my brows!

Thank you for reading, and I hope you've liked it! Please pop any questions you have below or ask me on twitter @thelifeofjks or Instagram @jesssnook

lots of love,
Jess xxx


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

LUSH Christmas Sale


So, on boxing day, LUSH had a half price sale on all Christmas stock and any stock made before November 21st, of course, the website crashed and they ended up selling more stock then they actually had, which meant long delays in receiving orders, but yesterday my parcel finally arrived!!

Drummers Drumming Bubble Bar

I had my eye on this for so long, but in stores decided to pick up the star wand instead because it was a long term favourite, but this smells incredible, and I love the design of this! 

Santa's Lip Scrub

Again, this was one that instantly caught my eye, but I already have the Bubblegum scrub and didn't want to spend that much, so when it was half price I couldn't resist, however upon use, the little hearts are really annoying, hopefully I'll get used to them, it tastes incredible though!

Shoot For The Stars Bath Bomb

I just love the design of this one, you can't see it but on the sides there is also some yellow detailing, it smells lovely and it's definitely one for a cold rainy night!

So White Bath Bomb

I love this, the scent, the way it leaves your skin, I think I'm going to do a separate post on the So White products!

The Christmas Hedgehog Bubble Bar

This guy is just the cutest! It is the crumbliest product I've come across yet, which I think is super useful in order to save product when using a bubble bar!

Blue Skies and Fluffy White Clouds Bubble Bar

This isn't Christmas stock, it was just made before the end of November, and I normally pick up the comforter so thought I'd give this one a go!

As you can see, all of this combined with the bits I already have gives me a massive collection at the moment, so I would say I don't need to go to LUSH for a while, but I really want the Unicorn Horn Bubble Bar from the Valentines Day range....

What are your LUSH favourites?

lots of love,
Jess xxx


Friday, 2 January 2015

50 Facts About me!


I've always refrained from getting too personal here, but with the new year I thought it was about time I stepped up my game and put my own footprint on my blog, so here are 50 facts about me!

1 - My full name is Jessica Kathleen Snook, hence the 'jks'.
2 - I am 19 years old.
3 - My birthday is the 28th of April.
4 - I have been with Thomas for nearly 3 years and I've loved every single second.
5 - I live with my Mum.
6 - I've never met my Dad.
7 - I'm not close to my family but my Mum.
8 - I think that the family you choose are the ones that will be there.
9 - I have a hamster called Peanut.
10 - I am at Southampton Solent University studying English.
11 - I want to teach English to Secondary School students.
12 - I went to an all girls school and would love to teach at one. 
13 - I dropped out of college after first year and nearly didn't go back.
14 - I only talk to 2 people from my entire college.
15 - I trust very few people.
16 - When I started my blog, I didn't tell many people because I was scared what they'd think.
17 - I care far too much about what others think of me.
18 - London is one of my favourite places.
19 - I have to have certain routines in my day or it stresses me out.
20 - I cannot wait to graduate Uni, and have my own life.
21 - I don't like where I live, but I want to teach here.
22 - I love Disney films.
23 - I love reading books.
24 - Christmas is my favourite and least favourite time of the year at the same time.
25 - I own far too many clothes that I will never wear.
26 - I own far too much make-up....
27 - I absolutely love Sour Cream & Onion Pringles.
28 - I think Profiteroles or Icecream are the only desserts worth having.
29 - Two of my closest friends live away at Uni, and I rarely see them.
30 - I started my blog for something to do whilst Tom was at football.
31- I never expected my blog to get as many readers as it has.
32 - Blog events petrify me.
33 - I'm determined to make more friends and connections this year.
34 - Tom is the person that keeps me going all the time.
35 - I am thoroughly spoilt.
36 - I hate ungrateful people.
37 - I hate people who think that they are better than others.
38 - I love going to the Cinema.
39 - I love series such as Divergent and The Hunger Games.
40 - 2014 was the first time I had watched The Lord of The Rings.
41 - I absolutely love the superhero films - particularly Iron Man.
42 - Coco Chanel Mademoiselle is one of my all time favourite scents and I want to buy it for myself when I graduate.
43 - Louboutin is my favourite shoe designer.
44- We don't go to London without going to Harrods for Icecream.
45 - My favourite bands/singers are Taylor Swift, Olly Murs, Boyce Avenue, One Direction and Westlife.
46 - Ellen is one of my best friends and we've only really been close since September
47 - I get myself so worked up over horror films I have to stop watching.
48 - My first date with Tom was to see a horror film and I had to play it cool...
49 - I am ridiculously clumsy.
50 - I want to spend 2015 improving my blog and reaching new heights.

I made it! 50 things is hard! I challenge each and every one of you to create your own list, it's quite refreshing! I hope you've liked today's post, and I look forward to mixing up the posts a bit this year!

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lots of love,
Jess xxx


Thursday, 1 January 2015



So somehow another whole year has passed, and we are now in 2015! I hope you all had a lovely evening celebrating, and I wish you all a happy new year!

Lots of love,
Jess xxx

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