Birthday Giveaway

October for me was quite a month,  full of Birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions and on top of that my blogs first Birthday.

Yes I did it, I started a tiny little blog and am still here a year later, overwhelmed by everyone’s support, and have made some fab friends and followers along the way.


So to mark the occasion of my blogs first Birthday Im doing a fabulous giveaway.

My Birthday Blog giveaway is this amazing Micro Zatchel perfect for the festive season.  Hand made with love from real leather right here in the UK.

Rules of the giveaway

1) Follow me on twitter @janetclarke

2) Follow Zatchels on twitter @Zatchels

4) Retweet

This giveaway is open to UK entries only

The giveaway will run from Friday 21st Nov to midnight Saturday 29th Nov

You can enter the giveaway by following the link to Rafflecopter here


The winner will receive notification once the draw has been made.  If no reply within 48 hours of notification another winner will be drawn at random.


Good Luck everyone

J x

Winter Coats

Now the weather is changing it’s time to start wrapping up, although is has been quite mild lately it will soon be bitterly cold which means nice winter coats to feel snug in.

I’m a fur coat kind of girl and have my eye on a few in the high street at the moment.660232_mainThis lovely faux fur oversized coat is from River Island at £100, I really like this but I’m just a bit on the shelf as it does not fasten.


674-575-G40sI love the blue colour of this from Next at £78 I also like it looks to have a bit of shape to it, I feel some fur coats can look too bulky.

image1xxlThis looks so fluffy and fun from ASOS at £90


azz24911_blue_default_tBoohoo have some beautiful coats at very reasonable prices too, this baby blue is so cute at £60.


Would love to hear what you think




Vanilla Brulee

SAM_2559Just a quick post today to share this little bottle of delight with you, Vanilla Brulee home fragrance oil.

I purchased this at a recent Body Shop party and oh my word I just have to share this with you, the smell is out of this world amazing,  (I think so) such a tiny little bottle can bring so much happiness.  Have to say it was the Brulee bit that grabbed my attention.

These are just £4 and as you only use a tiny drop it will last ages, by far one of my best finds for October


Jan xx

Red is the new Black

Red is the new Black

Liz Earle skincare

NN1001-0-largeI have my friend to thank for introducing me to this fab product, word of mouth really is the best recommendation you can have. This Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser is by far my best purchase this year.20140926_17581220140926_180335I used just one measured pump which was plenty for me to massage all around my face,  this has such an amazing fresh smell, and full of natural ingredients including Rosemary, Cocoa butter, Chamomile, and Eucalyptus essential oils.  It felt really light and gentle, quite refreshing and an absolute pleasure to use.20140926_180245With this cleanser you get a little muslin cloth, after gently rubbing the cleanser around your face you rinse the cloth in hot water (hand hot) and use the cloth to wipe away the cleanser, after this splash your face with cool water and hey presto. It removed all my make up with no effort at all, even waterproof mascara.

I’m 2 weeks into using this now and totally in love with how fresh and clean my skin feels, I will definitely be buying more of this. I had the 100ml pump starter kit which includes a cloth for £14.75.

check out the Liz Earle website here


20140827_074938The internet is inundated at the moment with blogs and post about Make-up Revolution and I can absolutely see why after purchasing one to see for myself if they really are as good as everyone is making out. I purchased the Iconic 1 pallet (Naked 1 dupe).20140827_075101Well I am highly impressed, the packaging is basic and there is no mirror but at £4 instead of a £37 urban decay palette I can more than live with that.

20140827_075122In terms of the actual colours, they are fantastic, the pigments are second to none, lovely to work with and last all day. I have had a good play around with all the colours now and created some fab effects, although I’m not very good at taking pics of myself ha ha. In terms of quality of the actual shadows my view is you will struggle to see a difference between the high end pallet and these.20140827_075114Now I’ve tried it and seen for myself how fab these are I will be making lots more purchases. Virtually everything on the Makeup Revolutions website is now on my wishlist and all at affordable prices for fab products, I mean with thousands of positive reviews how can you go wrong.


Have you tried any of these products yet,  keen to hear your thoughts, feel free to comment on which you have tried.


J x

Zatchels Back at Bicester

Here we have some fantastic images from the Zatchels Bicester store that opened this weekend, as some of you may know Leicester based Zatchels were in the beach hut at Bicester Village last summer and are over the moon to be back.

Just think all this was done in just 24 hours, I think you will agree it looks absolutely amazing and all the guys worked like troopers.
10612810_10204660410770656_7831004054248636249_n10606575_10204660405930535_9116644527691867012_n10574389_10204660409730630_787829965868925794_n10433845_10204660405850533_7955022080176783415_nThe stunning and very large tables are from Leicester based Charlies Pine and Oak Furniture,  the website is definitely worth a look.


Zatchels have lots of new things on the horizon so keep checking the website to see new products. the first of which you can see here shoulder-bags

Lighthouse Fashion/Rainbows 20th Anniversary

Last week I was invited to come along to the lovely midland based Lighthouse Fashion Charity photoshoot to celebrate Rainbows 20th Anniversary.1973181_1521446354755883_8896000756778477719_oThe event was held in Rockafellas in Leicester where on arrival make-up artists and hair stylist were waiting to make you beautiful before going on for a photoshoot.1529732_1521446408089211_3814897295049544857_oLIGHTHOUSE_FASHION_CHARITY_SHOOT20140825_13091620140825_13090720140825_13093320140825_130925All proceeds from the event go to Rainbows Hospice.

I can’t wait to see the end results and will post again with the finished images when they arrive.