I’m Off To Miami Baby!

Its Friday 4th April which means today I’m finally off to Miami. I’m so excited but also a little bit nervous as I’m not just heading to the sunshine state for leisure but each week day I’m attending the Brucker Biofeedback Centre for a treatment. The treatment sessions last around an hour each and basically it is to monitor how much of a signal from my brain is reaching my muscles. Its really difficult for me to explain because I’m not 100% sure what it completely involves but I will definitely let you all know how I get on. I’m a C6 quadriplegic which means I am paralysed from the chest down so even if there is a flicker of muscle movement whilst doing this treatment it will be worthwhile because I can then give my results to my physio who can work with me to make the muscle/muscles stronger. I’ve been told its quite mentally draining so I’m thinking lounging by the pool or beach will be great in the afternoon – perhaps with a cocktail in hand.

Mike & I have booked tickets to see Miami Heat whilst we’re there so that should be a fun experience! I’m also looking forward to going shopping, going to bars, eating like a piggy and simply just being somewhere as glamorous as Miami! Have you been to Miami? If so, where do you recommend going?

I won’t be blogging while I’m away so this is my last post until I’m back. I’m thinking of vlogging my trip so hopefully I get some good footage for a YouTube video. However, you can come keep in touch with me via Instagram @Jbone89 and Twitter @JordanBone1

So, see you in 2 weeks loves I’m off to Heathrow now to catch my flight! Xx

A Beauty Tag

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I’ve never done a beauty tag before so when Bean (Georgie) from Bean’s Beauty Blog tagged me to do one she created I decided to give it ago. To me these questions are so tricky as I would hate to choose between my beloved beauty products!

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, lipsticks, eyeliners, lipsticks and lip-glosses, or lose all of your palettes and eye shadows?

Ooh that’s hard but I’d have to keep all of my palettes! I’ve got a reasonably big collection now so I wouldn’t be happy to get rid of them. Saying that I have a tonne of MAC lipsticks that I would be sad to see go…ah I have a feeling these questions are going to give me some very big beauty dilemmas – thankfully its not real life!

Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?

Never cut it again fo’sho!

If you had £500, would you spend this on clothes or makeup?
Probably clothes because we are coming into a new season and my wardrobe needs a refresh!

Would you rather only use one eyeshadow colour or one lip colour for the rest of your life?
ONE?! This is harsh! Ah, well today I’d say I’d rather wear one lip colour because if I could only use one shadow there’s noway I could create a decent looking eye…you need more than one colour for dimension!

Bright nails or nude nails all year round?
Bright!

Would you rather never be able to use lipgloss or paint your nails again?
I’d rather keep nail polish in my life! My nails look so bare without it.

Describe your perfect mascara. Have you found one?
I like a mascara with a medium sized wand and that isn’t too wet – although all new mascaras always seem to be too wet, I like them after about a weeks use. Lately I’ve been loving Jordana’s Best Lash Extreme volumizing mascara.

What’s your ideal coverage foundation?
I’d say medium. I don’t like to look cakey but I like a flawless base. I’m really liking Loreal’s True Match foundation at the moment.

Favourite high street/drugstore beauty brand?
Right now I’d have to say Loreal. Like I said I’m loving their foundation and I’m also very impressed with their Color Infallible eyeshadows which work fantastically with a damp brush giving you a very pigmented eyeshadow look. 

Favourite High end beauty brand?
I’d have to say MAC 

Is there any makeup you can leave the house without wearing?
Definitely, as long as my brows and lashes are done I’m not going to cover my head with a paper bag! However, I much prefer being a bit more done up.

What is your most cherished beauty product?
My Naked palette from Urban Decay – it always saves the day when I don’t know what eye look to go for!

Do you have a budget each month, or do you spend freely?
I spend freely but I’m not too excessive (perhaps if you saw my makeup collection you’d think differently)! I will sometimes completely splash out one week but then I will be good for the rest of the month. I like to think its reasonably balanced ;)

How often do you shop for goodies – online or in stores?
Whenever I see something new that I like the look of I will get it so it varies! I generally shop online – I like getting ‘presents’ through the door.

Do you always use the same skin routine or do you like switching it up?
I have been switching it up a bit lately as I’ve been sent some products to try from different companies. One brand that I had been using for years though is Dermalogica and I still feel drawn to their products because they seem so gentle on the skin. I love their cleanser, toner and moisturiser!

Top 5 Beauty Gurus?
Lauren Curtis, Nicole Guerriero, Tanya Burr, Karissa Pukas & Shaaanxo 

If you could only buy one makeup brand forever which would you buy?
MAC – Duh!

Which brand has your favourite packaging?
I love YSL as its so luxe!

Which do you apply first, concealer or foundation?
Foundation and then concealer to highlight!

What skin type do you have?
Normal – feels weird saying that as what on earth is normal!? Boring? ha!

Name a makeup crime you hate.
Dodgy eyebrows! You eyebrows frame your face and can change your overall appearance. Don’t be an eyebrow criminal and get HD brows they’re the best!

Quick Fire
Blush or bronzer? Bronzer
Lipgloss or lipstick? Lipstick
Foundation or concealer? Concealer for my pesky dark circles
Brushes or sponges? Brushes
OPI or Essie? OPI
Lotion or Body Butter? If I’m in a hurry lotion but body butter when I can take my time!

Thanks for tagging me Georgie!

I tag all of you reading this – remember to link me so I can see it!

The Fragrance Shop Discovery Club 6th Edition ~ Spray A Little Happiness

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Smells can bring back so many memories and when it comes to perfume we all like to have a signature scent that everyone recognises as ‘you’. Finding the perfect perfume suitable for day or night can be a challenge when you want to try something new so that’s where The Fragrance Shop steps in to help with their Discovery Club box. For just £20 a year (£5 per quarter) you can sign up to the perfume subscription box. You receive four boxes a year and each contain sample sized newly launched perfumes along with money off vouchers for the full sized product. I love sample sized perfumes for my handbags and especially for nights out when our bags seem to shrink in size. The Fragrance Shop also donates 5p of every subscription to the children’s charity ‘Rays of Sunshine’ and so far £200,000 has been donated which is fab. All in all I think this is a good idea for those who love trying different perfumes and who enjoy receiving a surprise through the door now and again – and who doesn’t?!

What’s in the 6th Edition box?

* 7 perfume samples – 5 for us women and 2 for the man in our life.

* Guerlain – La Petite Robe Noire Couture (For her) ~

“A new long dress sewn with fresh floral notes and top-stiched with glamorous woody notes”

* Givenchy – Very Irresistible L’eau En Rose (For her) ~

“Floral musk – Vivacious and soft like a frosted rose”

* Lacoste – Eau De Lacoste Sensuelle (For her) ~

“Lacoste in a sensual fragrance that captures the natural intensity of soft floral notes”

* Thierry Mugler Alien Eau Extraordinaire (For her) ~

“Enhance your sensuality with the luminous freshness of Alien Eau Extraordinaire, the new Eau de Toilette. The positive energy of a crystalline precious stone that can be refilled thanks to the Eco-Refill bottle”

* Elie Saab – L’eau Couture (For her)~

“From the house of Elie Saab comes a new fresh and deliciously couture fragrance. Created to offer a taste of Spring. The scent kicks off with a citrus top note that sparkles with zest, leading to a couture inspired heart that’s topped off with an addictive base”

* Valentino – Uomo (For him) ~

“A signature fragrance whose intense character is drawn from Italian elegance. Vibrant myrtle reveals the burst of bergamot to start with a lift of freshness. The intensity of coffee and the richness of leather blend together around a smooth heart and give the fragrance a dark velvety depth”

* Loewe – Solo Loewe Sport (For him) ~

“A gentlemen’s sport for the 21st century”

Get your box here

Dirty Looks Bobby Glam Wrap Around Ponytail*

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I’m loving me some hairpieces lately and the latest edition to my collection is this wrap around ponytail by Bobby Glam from Dirty Looks. This hairpiece has a clip which you secure onto your own ponytail hair bobble, you then wrap the velcro around the hair bobble along with a shorter piece of the hairpiece which then conceals the tell tail signs that you’re wearing anything else other than your natural hair. It is so easy to apply yet makes a big difference to a simple hairstyle. The ponytail is 18-20″ long (65g) and is made from high quality and super soft remy hair. For me I would’ve been even more excited about this product if it was slightly longer as it is only a tiny bit longer than my own hair. Saying that though it adds a lot of volume to my ponytail making my hair look healthier and full. I’ve worn this in a messy ponytail and most recently in a stylish sleek pony, as you can see in the photos above, which I loved and I have a feeling I’m going to be popping this in my hair on bad hair days! This retails at £49.99 which is a little pricy but for someone who has short hair I think you’ll love this and for those who have reasonably long hair and would like more volume then this is for you. My head didn’t feel weighed down when I wore this and I was worried it may slip out but it was secure all day and I even forgot I had it in. Dirty Looks offers you an array of shades to choose from to match with your natural hair and if you’re unsure which shade to go for simply send them an email and they will help you decide.

Get yours here http://dirtylooks.com/ponytail-hair-extensions

For My Incredible Mum

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Today is Mother’s Day here in the UK so today I thought I’d write a little something about my amazing Mum. We all think our own Mum’s are incredible but I’m so thankful that I’ve got such a supportive and strong one. As you may know at 15 years old I broke my neck in a car accident, leaving me paralysed from the chest down. Ever since my Mum has been my rock, in fact she always has been. She has been my Mum and Dad rolled in to one and to have me at only 18 years old I’m so lucky that she was so selfless and put so much time and effort in to bringing me up. She was the one I would exclaim those awful words no Mother should hear their child say, ‘I wish I was dead’ which stemmed from being paralysed, a prisoner in my own body it felt at times. My Mum must’ve felt so helpless as she just wanted me to be better but there was nothing she could do. Thankfully I’m a completely different person now. She has seen me be happy, be bullied, on deaths door, depressed and extremely positive. I know my life has been an absolute rollercoaster but without the strength of my mum I wouldn’t be half as strong and positive as I am today. Therefore, I want to say thank you Mum, you are absolutely incredible. You continue to do so much for me and I’m so grateful. I’m 24 now and still need more help than most people do from their Mums, one day I will be cured (hopefully!) and I’ll do some things for her, I promise. Xxx

Look Of The Day ~ OOTD/MOTD

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Top ~ ASOS

Leggings ~ H&M

Shoes ~ River Island

Necklace ~ Miss Selfridge

Bracelet ~ Hermes

Earrings ~ Accessorize

Hair & Makeup ~

Georgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation

Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Eraser Dark Circles Concealer

Ben Nye Banana Powder

Sonia Kashuk Undetectable Creme Bronzer

Clinique Cheek Pop Blush Pop, 02 Peach Pop*

MAC Extra Dimension Skinfinish, Superb

MAC Eyebrow Pencil, Lingering

Clinique All About Shadow Quad, 02 Jenna’s Essentials*

Benefit High Brow

L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Excess Mascara

Limecrime Lipstick, Babette

Dirty Looks Bobby Glam Wrap Around Ponytail

Happy Saturday everyone! I’m just going in to town today to pick up some bits and bobs for Miami as I go on Friday – so excited! I hope you enjoyed seeing what makeup and outfit I opted for today. I think the Bobby Glam ponytail from Dirty Looks looks great in a sleek ponytail and I love my new top from ASOS teamed with my impressive necklace from Miss Selfridge. For my face I opted for peachy lips and cheeks, which coincidently match my shoes, and a daytime smokey eye. I tried Clinque’s Cheek Pop Blush Pop for the first time today and so far I’m impressed. The leggings I’m wearing have done me well, I’ve had them for a whopping four years I just wish I’d bought a couple of pairs as they were only like £7.99 and I’m pretty positive I won’t find them again! Hope you all have a fab day xo