Friday, 1 March 2013

The Gospel according to Jenn...

These are just a few things I live my life by...

Everything looks better with a Tan
Wedges, bright lipstick, neon, white clothes, bardot tops, a french manicure, even men's stubble looks better with a bit more colour... need I go on? I just can't embrace the pale,  while others look fabulous, it doesn't suit me.

You get what you pay for
All this horse burger nonesneese, you really think if you pay £2 for 10 burgers it's going to be good meat? If you pay a fiver for an all-you-can-eat buffet you can expect frozen hot dogs. If it's cheap, theres a reason for that. Of course your £7 heels are going to slice your feet up, pay a bit more and you get better material and you wont be walking like a t-rex after an hour of wearing them! Skincare is the same, I used to just go for a basic face wash and moisturiser and I'm now learning that paying a bit more and getting the right products really is worth it. Since vowing to sort out my skincare I'm really noticing a difference. Obviously there are some good cheap alternatives out there but nine times out of ten paying a bit more is beneficial.

Don't waste your time on things that don't make you happy
 Too my times I've known people in a job they hate, day-in day-out moaning about their day, well change it! You spend more of your life at work than you do at home, if you're not happy there then you need to leave.
The same applies to people, it may sound harsh but save your time for people that deserve it. If you find yourself giving and getting nothing back, how are they benefiting you? I don't like doing things just to be polite, I do what makes me happy and if someone or something is contributing to me being unhappy, they need removing from the situation.

The more effort you put in the harder things are (but the outcome is better)
Of course bringing up a kid is easy if you leave them to it all day, but teaching them things takes time and effort, which is hard but it's so much better in the long run. Booking the first package holiday you see is easy, but going to the effort of finding the right hotel, perfect flight time, best restaurants nearby... that all takes time and effort but in the end you get exactly what you want. Don't settle for something average just because its the easy way. Go the extra mile and get something perfect. Nothing worth having came easy.

Heels will always make you feel better
Even for those who find them hard to walk in, honestly just pop them on for a few minutes in your room, look at how pretty they are and it will cheer you up. I always feel happier when I'm wearing great shoes. They make you look slimmer, have better posture, make you appear confident, I won't have a bad word said about heels! 

Nails should always be painted
I don't think I've ever had a day when I didn't have painted nails. I even remember being in labour and the midwife commenting how nice my nails were. I find painting my nails therapeutic. If you ever see me without nail polish on, then something's up!

Sometimes the grass is greener
An unpopular opinion, I'm sure. This is a personal favourite of mine. I thought I was in an 'ok' relationship. It seemed nice enough but it wasn't until I spent time with Sam that I realised the connection I should have been having. I realised that I was settling when really there was someone so right for me and If I hadn't taken the time to notice I would be plodding along in a mediocre relationship forever.

I'd much rather be the person in the room who is overdressed than under dressed
You never know where a night may lead, a casual drink could end up somewhere amazing and you want to be prepared for that. I own tracksuits but you'd never see me leave the house in them. I like to feel comfortable and if that means being dressed up a bit more than others then so be it.

and lastly....

Never trust someone who doesn't like chocolate
they're probably weird.


  1. Hit the nail on the head... if you are willing to pay £2 for 25 burgers, are you surprised that the 'meat' has ever been near a cow? You do get what you pay for xx

  2. This is a fab post! Definitely agree on the chocolate one - those people are actually unstable. Also the thing about effort - if something's worth doing, it's worth doing right!!

    Jesss xo