Thursday, 22 June 2017

THREE THINGS: Losing a loved one


1. Everyone dies eventually.

2. Be hopeful that you don't miss it. I didn't think I'd want to be there and I'm incredibly glad I was.

3. That relief you're feeling is okay.


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Wednesday, 14 June 2017

TRAVEL: 72 Hours in Barcelona



Last month I went to Barcelona for three days.

It was a rash, spur of the moment thing and I experienced equal measures of nervousness and excitement whilst booking and being there (I'm not generally a great explorer type).

However, Barcelona is awesome. Totally awesome. And I think you should do exactly what I did and rashly book a trip there right now. Like now guys!

So why? I hear you ask. And what to do whilst we're there to make it worth a visit? Well, here's 10 things you MUST do:

Sunday, 11 June 2017

REVIEW: Marc Jacobs Daisy Kiss


The only thing I got from Duty Free on the way back from Barcelona was the new fragrance by Marc Jacobs - Daisy Kiss.

I've never had a Marc Jacobs fragrance before and after sniffing a good few, I decided upon this. It's completely different from my usual choice of heavy, somewhat wintery perfumes as this is light and fruity. For me, it's great for this time of year when you want something, but nothing too overpowering.

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Hello June


Six months into 2017 and only six posts so far.

Slacker.

Things are moving slowly forwards. I got my mortgage sorted out - hoorah! I've organised for my central heating and electrics to be fixed - yesss. I've settled into my new job and I'm loving it - thank fuck. And I've met a man who I think is lovely.

Overall 2017 is slipping past pretty quickly, but things are only getting started in the ohhellojo house.

Expect lots of home and lifestyle, travel, food and beauty.

It's good to be back.


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Friday, 3 March 2017

Hello March


February passed quickly.

Maybe too quickly. But, also maybe not.
I now live alone.
Except for the cat.

I have never lived alone before. I've never been the sole owner of a space bigger than just one room. I have never been responsible for so many payments and bills and just adult stuff as I am right now.

And although I've done it and it's all set up, running smoothly and I can do it; I actually feel really fucking overwhelmed.

I look back on my posts from last year, the pictures, the comments, and I cannot really see anything to indicate that at this point, a year on, I would be completely changed.

And I mean: COMPLETELY.

I don't even think it's just my life that has changed, it is ME.

I feel pumped like I've just run a marathon and I'm high on adrenaline. Like I'm ready to take on anything and win. But standing back and looking at myself and reflecting on that shit, just blags me. Totally blags me.

Who am I? When did I become this person?

I keep saying this: I must start blogging regularly again. I must! And then a whole month passes and I really feel as though I just blinked and missed it. I really do.

I have a massive wishlist of things to do. And some of those things are already underway, but it's a massive waiting game at the minute too. As soon as I can share, I will.

For now, just keep waiting.


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Tuesday, 31 January 2017

REVIEW: Lypsyl Untinted Lip Sticks


So, it's winter. It's bitter outside. My forehead got cold the other day - I mean, obviously my nose and fingers and toes have gotten cold outside in winter before, but never my forehead, so that was new. But what's never new is how chapped my lips get at this time of year.

Cue Lypsyl.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

REVIEW: Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Cologne


I was super fortunate to receive this for my birthday back in November.

Ever since then, I've worn it daily. There doesn't seem any point in wearing anything else. This is a very distinct scent, with the pomegranate hitting the nostrils hard (if that doesn't sound pleasing, apologies, because in actuality, it is very pleasing).

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