Three Simple Things…

Sometimes in the middle of all my rambling on the blog about the latest in beauty it’s nice to take a moment and step back from comparing the similarities between two ‘identical to the non-beauty-blogger eye’ taupe eye shadows and enjoy the simple things… so here’s a little round of simple things that have been making me happy lately….

three simple things

Firstly, re-discovering my old ipod. One of the best Christmas presents ever – this iPod contains basically all the music from my late teens and early twenties that made me happy (the range on there even surprises me…and it’s my taste in music?!) but it goes from Elton John, to Britney, to Biffy Clyro, to Buble, to Jay Z (or JZ as he is apparently now known…) to Yellowcard, to Dolly Parton to Nickelback. Basically, if you can think of a genre, it’s probably on there somewhere. You can imagine how confusing the shuffle selection was… so many random songs! But I’m loving discovering it again and listening to old favourites whilst I sit at my desk and tap away about beauty fun things.

Stuff that smells nice has also been making me happy – this new NEOM Refresh Room Mist* has been gorgeous for the warmer months when a candle is just not quite right. It does the same thing as a NEOM candle in that it fills the room with scent, but without the candle needed. This one is super citrussy and fresh and a bit like splashing your face with cold water in the morning, an instant lift.

Lastly, matching lips and nails in an orangey red shade – I fell for the gorgeous classic red of MAC’s Lady Danger* recently as think it really suits my skintone and then realised I also had a perfect pairing for it sitting in my collection in the form of L’Oreal Color Riche in ‘Spicy Orange’*. I wear this on short nails, with lots of mascara. A simple look, but sometimes they’re the best ones…pair with jeans and bretton strips and I’m one happy blogger!

What’s been making you happy lately?

*PR sample



  1. Joy @Twelve52
    August 15, 2013 / 9:51 pm

    I’m a bit obsessive about posh room mists! I think getting a good quality one is just so much better than the stuff you find in supermarkets – lasts for so much longer and doesn’t smell like toilet cleaner. Ha! I’ll have to try the Neom, it’s been on my radar for a while and I think this just pushed me to get it.

  2. Victoria Eales
    August 15, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    I love Lady Danger so need to add that L’Oreal polish to my collection!


  3. Sarah
    August 15, 2013 / 11:27 pm

    Roll-on perfumes – they seem perfect for summer. My latest is Philosophy Pure Grace. The Neom room mist sounds lovely.

  4. August 18, 2013 / 3:10 am

    I miss the Britney Spears of my childhood! I was obsessed with Hit Me Baby On More Time when it came out! Haha

    Today, the rain is making me happy. It has been hot and humid here lately so the cool weather is making me happy.

  5. Becky
    August 30, 2013 / 10:07 am

    I love this idea, it’s so simple but refreshing and an easy way to showcase your style of matching lips and nails. Your iPod sounds an awful lot like mine too, nothing wrong with having eclectic taste!

    • Jen
      September 1, 2013 / 10:44 am

      Thanks! I do love a bit of eclectic music taste 🙂

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