Wednesday, 13 July 2016

A Night In Jesmond

Last week I was lucky enough to spend an evening at The Rosebery Hotel in Jesmond. I've never ventured to Jesmond before so I was excited to see what it was like. Located 5 minutes from Newcastle city centre, it's known for its student accommodation scene and multi-million pound homes. Within the hustle and bustle of the city, is The Rosebery Hotel which was a peaceful haven.

Myself and John were welcomed by Janet who gave us a tour of the hotel, showing us the highlights. It was great to find out more about the hotel and see the rooms. Usually, I stay in budget hotels like Premier Inn etc where it's very boring so I was amazed when I saw that each room was different and had its own personal style. As well, each piece of furniture has its own story so I really felt as though the whole hotel was thought out carefully and made with love, which made me fall in love with it more!

We stayed in one of the downstairs suites and I think I gasped a little when I saw the size of the room!  There was so much detail and thought put into our room with nice little added touches everywhere. This room was a bloggers dream with marble furniture and pink everywhere! 

I felt as though I was at home away from home. Everything you could ever need was there - including an abundance of tea which made me very happy. I loved the dressing table which was stocked up with bubble bath which brings me on to talking about the amazing bathroom. The bath was huge and I felt like a princess lying in it, with bubbles filled right to the top. Probably the most relaxing bath I've had in a long time.

I loved the feature of having a breakfast table also. It meant we weren't rushed in the morning to get to breakfast in time and we had plenty to choose from. 

Unfortunately we didn't get to see too much of Jesmond as the weather wasn't great but we did visit Santana's just down the road from the hotel, which was recommended to us by Janet. I indulged in potato skins, meat-free carbonara and wine before heading back to the hotel for a relaxing night of TV, tea and a bubble bath.

I'd really recommend this hotel to anyone who needs an escape and a relaxing night or so, or to anyone who wants to visit Newcastle. The location is great, the staff are so welcoming and the design of the hotel is just so unique that you won't find it elsewhere. Thank you for our stay, Janet, we will be back soon!

Visit the website here: for bookings and more information!

Jordan x 


Monday, 4 July 2016


I feel as if in these days, everyone and their nan's contours their faces. There's an abundance of products available and loads of videos showing you how to do it so you're never far from seeing something contour related.

Here are my essentials for contouring whether you're a beginner or just want to expand your collection. 

Concealing: The first step of contouring is to conceal. You want to choose a colour a few shades lighter than your foundation. I love the Anastasia Beverly Hills Creme Contour Palette (light) and I use the lightest shade at the top left (most used of course) to conceal and brighten under my eyes, on the bridge of my nose, my cupids bow, chin and forehead. For something cheaper, I'll use my NYX HD concealer (shade 02). Both are very creamy and have great coverage.

Contouring: If I'm going out or want a stronger contour, I like to use the darkest shade from the ABH creme contour palette under my cheek bones, around my temples and hairline, down each side of the bridge of my nose, and on my jawline. A cheaper option is the Kiko contour stick. Unfortunately this product has been discontinued but there are many dupes out there. It's a lot quicker and easier to apply than the palette contour. It's great for travelling also.

Setting the contour: to set the concealer, I use the yellow shade from the ABH powder contour set as it brightens the area. I then use the bottom middle colour like a bronzer to set my dark contour. These powders add intensity and keep your makeup in place.

Highlighting: For everyday use, I love the Mary-Lou Manizer by thebalm because it's not too overpowering and it matches my skin colour. If I'm going out, I'll use this glow pot by Topshop as a base before applying Mary-Lou Manizer because it gives me that extra glow.

I hope this post has been useful for all you contour lovers out there! Let me know if you have any recommendations of products because I love to try out new things!

Jordan x 

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