Just Jemini

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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Christmas with NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita

NARS Audacious Lipstick in Anita Blog Swatch before and after Review
IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE! I am so excited to celebrate Christmas with my family because “it’s the most wonderful time of the yeeear” (you know you sang it in your head). I've done all my Christmas shopping way in advance, frozen my gym membership a month (or two) ago due to the fact that extra fat provides extra insulation (obvs), and I've trained myself to eat man portions in the run up to Christmas so that I am prepared to feast on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Friday, 9 December 2016

Review & Demo | Berrisom Oops! My Lip Tint Pack

Berrisom oops! my lip tint pack peel off lipstick makeup review demo
Whilst tidying my vanity table, I clocked onto two unopened beauty products that I'd totally forgotten about - my Berrisom My Lip Tint Pack. I bought these lip tints from a cosmetic store called Sasa when I went back to Hong Kong earlier this year. Ever since the huge craze of peel-off makeup happened, I've been meaning to try them but never got round to it until now.


Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Review | Middletons, Leicester

Middletons Steakhouse & Grill Restaurant Leicester Food Review
Sorry for being MIA for the past month, I do have a tendency to hibernate during Winter. I'm not going to lie, my motivation dramatically dropped when the whole 'shorter day and longer night' kicked in (a habit that I'm working on to stop, I promise!)

Now back onto the post... Not too long ago, I went to review a Steakhouse & Grill restaurant in Leicester called Middletons. My excitement levels were off the roof when I stood outside the former iconic NatWest bank building in St. Martins. You guys all know how much I adore meat - especially steak!

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

Historical Luxury At Netherstowe House, Lichfield

Netherstowe House Hotel Luxury Review Lichfield Afternoon Tea, Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
After receiving an invite to review Netherstowe House, me and Sat made our way down to Lichfield to see what the luxury boutique hotel had to offer. Having stayed at several luxury hotels before, it was interesting to visit one that featured a more classical and historical style to what you would usually expect from a 'luxury' hotel i.e. modern looking rooms, grand interiors or spectacular views from tall buildings.

Thursday, 27 October 2016

Halloween With Johnny Loves Rosie

STOP! REWIND! How the eff is it nearly Halloween already?! Seriously, it's scary how time passes so quickly nowadays. It seems like only yesterday when me and my brother went trick or treating in our Scream masks and our bespoke black robes that our dad made from bin bags. Seriously I'm not even kidding, we literally wore a bin liner for the majority of our trick or treating days. It seemed like a genius idea back in the day but looking at it now... it's just tragic (my dad would be laughing right now, thanks father).

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

A Night At Park Regis Hotel, Birmingham

Park Regis Hotel Birmingham Luxury Blog Review Executive Room
Last Saturday, me and Sat headed back to where we first met and lived for the past 4 years - Birmingham. Since we'd spent the majority of our couple life in the city before moving back to our homes around 7 months ago, we could not pass at the chance to stay at the luxurious Park Regis Hotel.

Friday, 14 October 2016

Event | LUSH Winter Collection 2016

LUSH Christmas Winter Collection Review 2016 Blogger Event
A couple of days ago, I headed to LUSH in Coventry to get a peek of their Winter and Christmas Collection at their blogger event. I'm sure you all know who LUSH are. If you don't, then I'm sure you must have smelt them before. If not, then you may need to get out of the house a little bit more...

Sunday, 9 October 2016

Seasonal Skin Savers

Jan Marini C-ESTA Eye Repair Concentrate and SkinCeuticals AOX Lip Complex blog review seasonal skin savers
With Summer long gone and Autumn in full swing with cold breezes, our skin can start to react pretty badly to the seasonal change. If you're one of the lucky people who can magically adapt to different environments, I am so jealous of you. However, if you're like me with skin that starts to flake, peel, itch and tighten every time there's some sort of change with the weather, then it's probably a good idea to keep reading on.

Tuesday, 4 October 2016

Travel | Stonehenge, UK

Stonehenge UK Wiltshire Avebury Travel Blogger Blog Review
When you live in England, sometimes you forget that there are other famous landmarks dotted around the UK other than the Big Ben, London Bridge and Buckingham Palace. One landmark that I knew I had to visit at least once in my life is Stonehenge.

Tuesday, 27 September 2016

Corkin' Hell!

"The higher the heel, the closer to heaven". I don't care who invented that quote but whoever it is, I want to see their shoe collection.


Thursday, 22 September 2016

Review | Square Pie, Birmingham

Square Pie Restaurant Birmingham Grand Central Food Review Menu
A couple of weeks back, I was invited to dine at Square Pie in Birmingham. As I'm not a huge pie fan, I brought my family with me to get a second, third and forth opinion since they're lovers of all things pie.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

My 3D Lipo Experience At Sky Clinic, Birmingham

3d lipomed review sky clinic birmingham fat reduction non surgical liposuction
I have an Indian wedding to attend this weekend! It'll be my first Indian wedding and it'll also be my first time wearing a lengha. As my whole midriff and lower back will be on show, an invitation to test out 3D Lipo at Sky Clinic couldn't be more timely!

Monday, 5 September 2016

What It's Like Being A BBC (British Born Chinese)

British born chinese asian blog relatable funny BBC girl community
Oh, so what are you? Are you Chinese? Yes. But you speak really good English? So? I was born here. Oh, so you're English too? Ermm you can say that, yeah. So one of your parents is white? Wtf? No. I'm so confused. I'm Chinese but I was born in England, you moron."

Friday, 2 September 2016

Bedroom Refresh | Grey Everyday

Grey Bedroom Inspo Inspiration Pinterest instagram decoration luxury elegant decor refresh blog
Hands up if you're guilty of spending hours on Instagram and Pinterest fawning over dreamy bedrooms! (My hands are so high right now, I'm literally praising the lord...) Now that I've moved back home and completed the renovation of my bedroom with a little inspiration from our dear friend social media, my bedroom has now become my ultimate sanctuary.

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Review | Bodega Cantina, Leicester

Bodega Cantina Leicester Birmingham Food Cocktails Restaurant Review
I've never tried South American food before and I admit, it's never really been somthing that I was craving to try. Not because I wasn't keen on their food or anything like that, it's more of not knowing what 'South American' food consisted of. So when I was invited to dine and review Bodega's recently opened branch in Leicester, I jumped at the chance.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Khaki Army

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I just love how bardot continues to dominate high-street fashion retailers. Whilst I was online window shopping, I was actually surprised to see bardot in every fashion retailer's 'new in' collection that I stumbled upon. Remembering that I had a bardot playsuit hung up in my closet that was unworn with tags (man, I sound like an ebay seller), I took it out and gave it the much needed attention that it deserved.

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Review | Itihaas, Birmingham

Itihaas Indian Restaurant Birmingham Food Review Fleet Street
Believe it or not, I didn't used to like Indian food. In my early teenage years, I remember my parents ordered an Indian takeaway and the food came with a thick layer of oil on each of the dishes. From then on, Indian food was a complete no-go for me... until everything changed when I met my boyfriend nearly 4 years ago.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Navy Bloomin'

Navy floral date night look style fashion
How heavenly has the weather in the UK been?! I've gotten so used to the longer days and bright skies, so I'm definitely not prepared for the heavy rain that we've been spoilt with in the past couple of days (yawn*). However, whilst I have to come to terms with Summer being over (sobs*), I'm going to share with you one of my favourite looks this season.

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Voluminous Hair with TIGI Bed Head

Thick and Voluminous Hair with TIGI Bed Head Fully Loaded Massive Volume range review
I never used to believe that there were any point in using a specialised shampoo or conditioner. Shampoo is just shampoo and conditioner is just conditioner right? Wrong! Little did I know until a few days ago that specialised hair products actually do work wonders for your hair...


Thursday, 11 August 2016

Monochrome Madness

Monochrome madness black and white fashion casual trousers top
Well Well Well... I haven't had an #ootd post lately! I didn't even realise until I went on a little shopping spree in Bath. I bought a few bits and then thought to myself 'girlll, this is so blogable! Oh poop... I actually haven't blogged about outfits for a while.' So here we are! Today I'm going to share with you an outfit that cannot go wrong. Why? Because it's all in black and white, that's why.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Review | Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil (Moisture)

Etude House Real Art Cleansing Oil makeup remover blog review
After briefly mentioning Etude House's Real Art Cleansing Oil in my Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water review post, a lot of people came to me wanting to know more about it. As I couldn't wait for someone to bring the cleansing oil back from Asia like I'd said I would in my previous post, I reevaluated my stingy ass and bought it online.

Thursday, 4 August 2016

Review | Salisbury Seafood & Steak House

salisbury seafood and steak house restaurant food review milford hall hotel stonehenge
Normally when I travel, I tend to enjoy dining at local restaurants than eating at the hotel because I like to experience the town or city whilst I'm there. During our recent stay at the Milford Hall Hotel in Salisbury, we had the chance to dine at The Salisbury Seafood & Steak House - which I'll be honest and say that I was quite uneasy about beforehand.

Friday, 29 July 2016

Review | Milford Hall Hotel, Salisbury

The Milford Hall Hotel Salisbury Wiltshire Stonehenge Amesbury Restaurant Blog Review

Since I've been wanting to visit Stonehenge for a long time, my brother bought me a night at the Milford Hall Hotel in Salisbury, Wiltshire as my birthday gift earlier this year. As he purchased it from Secret Escapes (luxury flash-sale travel website), the hotel package included a one-night stay at the Grade II listed Georgian hotel, welcome prosecco, afternoon cream tea and breakfast in the morning. Last weekend, I visited the hotel with my boyfriend and I can honestly say that we both enjoyed our stay.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

All That Sparkles Ft. Gemporia

Gemporia gemstone jewellery jewelry changbai peridot mystic pink topaz white topaz swiss blue topaz sterling silver ringJewellery really does enhance every outfit. Although, I have to admit that I don't make full use of it because I don't like wearing jewellery that feels like I'm wearing jewellery (yes, another one of them reasons). During the process of redecorating my bedroom, I found these beautiful rings that I had bought from Gemporia a few months ago that I had forgotten about.


Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Oh Teeze Me..!

Tangle Teezer Wet and Dry Blog Review
I've finally got my hands on a Tangle Teezer! Literally ever since it was being pitched on BBC One programme Dragon's Den, I've been wanting one ever since. I have no idea why I didn't head to a store or surf online to buy one. Anyways, I have one now and it has become my favourite hair brush to date! 


Friday, 15 July 2016

Travel | Barcelona & Salou, Spain

Hola, hola, hola! Spain seems to be one of the first travel destinations that the British tend to visit. However, it was only last month when I stepped foot on Spanish soil for the first time and experienced what Spain had to offer.


Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Review | July 2016 Birchbox

Birchbox July 2016 Never ending summer review
So my lovelies... this is my last Birchbox post (for now)! If you've been following me throughout my Birchbox journey, you would know that my 6th month subscription has finally come to an end. This month, July's 'Never-Ending Summer' box is a collaboration with Made in Chelsea's reality star Millie Mackintosh.


Monday, 4 July 2016

My Ultimate Summer Fragrance Ft. Zara

Zara Red Vanilla Eau de Toilette Perfume Fragrance Blog Review

We're in July yo! How?! We're literally more than half way to Christmas! So crazy right?! Okay... enough of that, lets live in the moment of Summer and let me tell you about my new Summer fragrance that I'm currently obsessed about.


Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Geometric Splash

Boohoo Boutique Malta Tropical Geometric Print Halter Crop Bikini Review
How are we in the last days of June already?! This month has flown by for me but I think that's partly due to the fact that I've been on holiday to Spain. Now that I'm back in reality, I've been reminiscing the good times of chilling by the poolside in my bikini under the scorching sun.


Thursday, 23 June 2016

Travel | Bali, Indonesia

I've never been on an exotic holiday. So when me and my family were deciding on where else to visit other than Hong Kong, I jumped at the chance to suggest Bali and boy did I not make the wrong suggestion.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Review & Swatches | Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow (All Colours)

Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow Review And Swatches All Colours
As promised from my recent Hong Kong Beauty Haul post, this blog post features a full review on the new Maybelline Baby Lips Candy Wow collection. My most colourful post yet!

Part of Maybelline's East Asian line, Maybelline created a new version of their much-loved Baby Lips Balm to come in candy-inspired colours and a chubby crayon-like design.

Thursday, 9 June 2016

Review | June 2016 Birchbox

June Paradise Found Birchbox 2016 Review
Summer has officially landed! How glorious is this sunshine and weather we're having right now?! Having no choice but to spend the majority of my time in the office, I'm so glad that the blue sky and sunshine drags out to the evening. Before heading out to a BBQ the other day after work, I was pleasantly greeted by my 'Paradise Found' June Birchbox.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Healthier Hair With Batiste Dry Shampoo

Batiste dry shampoo coconut and exotic tropical review healthy hair
I used to be able to get away with washing my hair only twice a week with dry shampoo. Some of you may be like 'eww' and trust me I did too, as I was constantly told by my mum that it was a bad habit. So, after a stint of washing my hair every day for over two weeks, I realised how dry shampoo is actually an essential product to achieving healthy hair.


Thursday, 26 May 2016

Removing Makeup with Garnier Micellar Oil-Infused Cleansing Water

garnier micellar water oil infused dry sensitive skin review
Removing makeup from my face is probably one of the most relieving yet annoying things that I have to do on a daily basis - which is why I'm always on the lookout for a makeup remover that doesn't involve hard rubbing or wiping.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Ruby Who? Ruby Woo!

mac ruby woo red lipstick review swatch
I hardly ever branch out of the red lip when it comes to a night out or a special event. The main or shall I say 'only' red lipstick that I ever wear is MAC Ruby Woo and I'm going to tell you why no other red lipstick will ever knock Ruby Woo off my vanity table.

Monday, 16 May 2016

Review | Pesto Restaurant, Wolvey

Pesto Restaurant in Wolvey, Hinckley, Review
Italian food has always been something that I have to be in the mood for to eat. I'm not a huge pasta or pizza person, so I always find it hard to order when I'm at an Italian restaurant because I get bored of eating it too easily. However... that was before I discovered Pesto.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Review | May 2016 Birchbox

may 2016 birchbox review
Happy May everyone! Being a May baby, nothing beats blooming flowers, beautiful weather and double bank holidays. Today, I received my 'For The Dreamers...' May Birchbox and I couldn't be more excited to open it.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Office Beauty Essentials

Not many of you know but I've recently started my new job! Payrise, promotion, closer to home and in the beauty sector... what else can go right?!

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Summer Stripes

Boohoo sinead crop top and shorts monochrome stripe co-ord set
Summer technically isn't here yet but since it wasn't that long ago when I was sunbathing with an ice cold drink in my hand... my mind, body and soul has been impatiently waiting for Summer. 

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Hong Kong Beauty Haul 2016

My Hong Kong Beauty Haul 2016 Sasa
If you know me, then you would know that I love everything to do with beauty. Whether that's make-up, skincare or haircare, I'm always buying new products to try out. Before I flew to Hong Kong, I was actually struggling to make a list of what I wanted to buy there. However, when I arrived and walked past Sasa (Asia's "Sephora")... everything changed.

Sunday, 17 April 2016

Travel | Hong Kong, China

my hong kong travel diary blog vlog
It's been just over a week since I got back from my travels and a round-up of my visit to Hong Kong is long overdue. My family is actually from Hong Kong, so I was incredibly excited to go back there because my last visit was 7 years ago. Visiting my mum's side of the family wasn't the only thing I was excited about on this trip. I wanted to be a tourist as well as a citizen by visiting the famous landmarks. I wanted to see, feel and breathe the city.

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Floral Swing

Floral Print Swing Top Dress Primark
Springing into Spring, the most recognised print we'll be seeing around are florals. Yes, yes... I know what you're thinking..."Florals, oh how original." But come on, if they're not on trend then why do they keep making a comeback every year?

Monday, 11 April 2016

Review | April 2016 Birchbox

My April Birchbox is here! Creatively designed by US stationary and lifestyle brand Rifle Paper Co, this month's 'Blooming Marvellous' box features a beautiful floral print - perfectly convenient for the arrival of Spring.

Saturday, 9 April 2016

The Tropical Rainforest

Palm Print Playsuit Pretty Little ThingHey guys, I'm finally back from my travels! I had the time of my life in Hong Kong and Bali, and I can't wait to show you what I got up to - but that's another blog post in itself so make sure you look out for it!

For now, I want to share with you an outfit of what I wore on the first day of our Bali trip.


Wednesday, 23 March 2016

My 14 Day Fitness Journey: Bootea Teatox Review - Part 2

14 and 28 day fitness journey with Bootea teatox programme review
So the time has come, my 14 days are all finally done and dusted! I managed to stick to what I said I would do in my previous post (you can see it here), but did I see any results...?


Monday, 21 March 2016

Getting Pepperminty With Ciaté

It's officially Spring! I love Spring because it means that we're a season away from Summer. Another reason to love it is because of the pastels, florals and prints that trademarks the season - which brings me to excitement to showcase my next Ciaté colour.


Monday, 14 March 2016

Encore! With Ciaté

Ciate Encore Nail Polish Paint Pot ReviewRed has always been my go-to colour when I'm unsure on what to wear on my nails. I just feel like the colour red gives off a vibe of confidence and sexiness - something that I feel like every woman should embody.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Review | Kyoto Sushi & Grill Restaurant, Birmingham

Kyoto Sushi and Grill Restaurant Birmingham Food Review
Last week, my boyfriend managed to secure his first job before having graduated! Obviously I was his inspiration because he followed my footsteps... joke joke! Before he kills me haha!

Knowing that he had grown an acquired taste to sushi, I decided to take him out to Kyoto Sushi & Grill to celebrate his success. Situated within the bustling Arcadian centre on Hurst Street, Birmingham. Kyoto is a Japanese restaurant that boasts an "All-You-Can-Eat" concept for a fixed price of £19.80 pp plus 10% service charge.

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Review | March 2016 Birchbox

March 2016 Birchbox Word Up! Review
My second Birchbox has arrived! Presented in a neon pink box with a word search print on the cover, this month's Birchbox theme is 'Word Up!'


Monday, 7 March 2016

Sugar Plumin' With Ciaté

Ciate Sugarplum Nail Paint Pot Review

Having coloured nails always makes me feel refreshed and updated. So when I received my Ciaté Advent Calendar two Christmases ago, I was totally ecstatic and excited to try all the colours out. However, its been two years now and I still haven't tried every colour.
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