Friday, 24 June 2011

Is he the one?

The answer was no.

What I have learnt about blogging... From the wrong people.

Ok this post might cause a little bit of controversy but I love a good bit of sarcasm and some things just have to be said.
So without further delay, here is what I have learnt about blogging (from the wrong people)

1. Twitter is an essential tool in the blogging industry. People need to know who you are, and therefore tweeting your blog address 3 times in the space of 5 minutes before 8.30 in the morning, is the perfect way to start a glorious day of self promotion

2. Sticking with twitter, make sure you follow as many PR companies as possible and even better, get them to follow you back (Ask them, several times a minute if needed)

3. Once you have found said PR companies, it is important to let them know who you are. So tweet them. A lot.

4. Make sure you include as many PR companies in your regular daily tweets as possible. Name dropping is the key.
"I'm just getting in my @Lushltd bath, I will then dry my hair with my @CloudNineC9 straighteners and apply my @SleekmakeUP with my @Sigma_Beauty brushes"

5. Find a product you want. Then moan about it. A lot. (Don't forget to include the PR twitter otherwise this is just a waste of a tweet)

6. If you write a review of a product. Let the PR know you have reviewed their stuff. Then let them know again. And again. And again.

7. Tell them one more time. They might of forgotten.

8. If you love a product, rant and rave about it until everyone is sick of hearing about it.

9. If you hate a product, pretend you love it and see step 8.

10. Giveaways are a must. But don't you dare go giving away something for nothing. They must must MUST follow your blog, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Youtube, Dailybooth and Foursquare, Myspace and Bebo for one entry.

11. Everyone loves a good MAC review but they are few and far between with their freebies. Fear not, purchase your brand new, top of the range, swanky danky MAC blush, swatch, review, then simply sell on. You get to "review" everything fresh off the press and make your money back within a matter of weeks.

12. Make sure you have a good bitch about any other bloggers. Even if you kind of like them. The idea is to pick off the weaker members of the herd. After all, less bloggers means more freebies for you.

13. O and for god sake, if everyone else is buying it, make sure you do to.

So I think that is it. You are officially ready to blog  (the wrong way) do let me know if you have learnt anything about blogging from the wrong people and I will add them to the list (don't worry, I will of course mention your twitter)

Friday, 20 May 2011

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Is he the one?

Two years in single town has lead to some crazy situations.
Nearly being thrown out of a posh hotel.
Being picked up from the middle of a forest crying my eyes out.
And not least joining not one but two dating sites.
Still, I have learnt some very important things about myself. And men (Or should I say boys)
Out of all the guys I dated over the two years only two of them were older than me. Most were at least 2 if not 3 or 4 years younger. No wonder I got annoyed with ladish behaviour and the immature outlook. Especially as women mature faster any way. I was practically their mum.
However, two years, 500 disastrous dates and a couple of suspected broken hearts later I may have found the one.
And on that little teaser, I am going to love you and leave you.
But please, make me feel better about my tragic dates and let me know some of your stories.

Thursday, 28 April 2011

Who shops in a store like this?

Sadly the answer is me.
This is my local Primark.
I know what you are thinking, "It's Primark, of course it is going to be messy" and yes, the clothes are cheap, but the truth is the staff are still getting paid the same amount of money as other, much tidier shops. So why should they do less work? Just because the clothes are cheap doesn't mean they should be treated like they have been taken to a rubbish dump.
What are your opinions on the matter? Do you care how the places you shop look or doesn't it matter as long as they have the stock you want?



I have a lot more to say on the matter of shops. Having been in retail for 7 years I have learnt my fair shares of rights and wrongs.
Bon Marche are way up there on my hit list. But that is a whole other post.

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Outfit Mash Ups

Do you ever see certain items of clothing in a store and think "How on earth would anyone wear that?"

Do you ever see people in the street with the most obscurely put together outfit but some how it works?

Do any of you have friends who can literally wear anything and still look stunning?

I do.

And that would be Steph.




I constantly find myself in shops holding up items saying "This is beautiful, it would look great on Steph"
and not just me, a few of my friends do it too.

Now I am not saying her outfits are particularly strange or mashed up however she does make things look amazing that on other people just wouldn't work.

I suppose it is all about being confident and happy with what you wear. I really admire Steph for wearing what she wants when she wants and looking bloody good while doing it.

I adore her taste in clothes and fashion and love the fact she doesn't follow any rules but her own. She has been like this for as long as I have known her and knows exactly how to dress for her shape, size, height and colouring. You don't get much more fashion forward than Miss Steph. 

What do you think?



Friday, 22 April 2011

25 Things To Do Before I'm 25.

Wednesday was my 23rd birthday and what better way to spend it than planning the next two years.
  • Get a career
  • Learn to drive
  • Go on a girls holiday
  • Slim down to a size 10
  • Get a boyfriend
  • Get a new bed
  • Get a tattoo
  • Learn to be positive
  • Become an independent woman
  • Get a car
  • Go back to dancing
  • Network (as in meet new friends, and not spend yet more time online)
  • Explore new place
  • Learn to trust people
  • Become more assertive
  • Go to Disneyland Paris
  • Become more confident
  • Buy a Louis Vuitton Speedy 35
  • Come off the anti-depressants
  • Teach someone a skill
  • Make a change to someone else's life
  • Do something for charity
  • Go to an aquarium (I have a phobia of fish that I wish to conquer)
  • Find a coffee I like
  • Go on an impromptu road trip
So there we have it. 25 things to do before I am 25.
I would love to see what you would like to accomplish or do before a certain age.

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

Think Thin

On my way to weight loss heaven I may have stumbled on a few steps.

I started off super positive and maybe slightly ambitious. I not only put myself on a fairly strict diet but I invested in weight loss pills, shakes and meal replacement bars.

After 3 days on diet pills and nothing but tummy trouble I decided that was enough. Suddenly changing my diet and filling my stomach with strange tablets was enough to send my body in to shock. I will however resume taking these at a later date. They are perfectly legal and all natural. They are just a way of speeding up your metabolism and getting a few extra vitamins and minerals.

The meal replacement bar is a whole other kettle of fish which I will be sharing with you very soon.

However after week one on the disaster diet I was able to lose 2.3lbs.  The only problem is, I found I was starving myself. I was hungry all the time. So I decided to snack more (on all good stuff obviously)

Tomorrow is week 2 weigh in and I can't wait to see the results (and then find lots of excuses for why they are so bad)

Are any of you on a weight loss mission at the moment? Tell me about your tips and tricks and we can loose together. (Then snack of celebratory cupcakes)

Friday, 1 April 2011

Blog Botox

As you may or may not be able to tell, my blog has had a minor face lift. Some blog botox if you will.

I was finding the constant demand for beauty related posts difficult to keep up with. On days when something else seemed more important or I just wanted to have a nice long rant I longed for somewhere to write about it all.

Well here it is. All That Jazz take 2.

The blog will be the same as usual with all my posts appearing around here somewhere, however, the gorgeous Abby has broken the blog down in to categories.

Or at least she will of when I actually start writing stuff.

So if you are only interested in makeup and beauty then the "Parties & Pampering" section is where you need to head off to. If you fancy hearing about my tragic love life then skip merrily "Mates & Dates" and...well.... you get the idea.

Hopefully having a more open blog will give me the chance to blog more often and maybe even open myself up to a wider audience.

Let me know what you think of the idea and keep your eyes open for my first new post. 

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Purple Rain

This is just a random purple look I decided to create tonight since I am busy feeling sorry myself while I come down with a cold.
It isn't terribly wearable since I filled my eyebrows in with dark purple shadow and used lilac blush but the eyes would be perfect for a night out.
Let me know what you think and if you would like to see more of these looks.

Monday, 21 February 2011

NOTD

Sorry it's another one. I will be back with something different soon.

Models Own - Utopia

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Favorite Lipsticks - The Brights

Lipsticks are one of my favourite things in the world ever. I have so many it is hard to pick just one favourite but these are my favourite brights.

Top with flash. Bottom without.
Left to Right - Collection 2000 Orange Soda, Collection 2000 Cherry Bomb, Fern Cotton (no name), Mac Up The Amp, Mac Impassioned

Saturday, 5 February 2011

Lush Review - It's Raining Men

It's Raining Men is the new shower gel from Lush released for Valentines day. The scent is created around their popular "Honey I Washed The Kids" soap, Made with lotus flowers and infused with sweet orange and bergamot oils.
Upon first sniff I found it to be a lot fresher than the soap. I could definitely pick up the sweet orange and the honey element was a lot more apparent. In my opinion there was very little similarity to the soap and I found myself a bit disappointed.
Upon use the scent turned much more true Honey I Washed The Kids and the creamy toffee-fudge aroma that the soap is so well known for filled the bathroom.
As with all the Lush  shower gels this one can be used in your hair. The sales assistant suggested using it as shampoo to brighten my blonde locks. I gave it a go and I wasn't disappointed. My hair ended up silky soft and looking bright and fresh. Not only was my hair looking healthier than ever but it smelt amazing. The smell really clung to the hair and I got my honey hit every time I gave my hair a quick swish.
Normally I am not too bothered by the Lush shower gels but if you are a fan of Honey I Washed The Kids then this is a must for you. However don't forget it is limited edition so don't forget to snap it up before February 14th.

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

There's a new blog on the block.

I know All That Jazz is fairly new itself but the gorgeous Aimee is brand new to the world of blogging. However Beauty Rehab isn't like all the other blogs out there. Not only is Aimee a trained makeup artist and skin consultant she also has crazy amounts of talent. Her blog is still nothing more than a seedling but she is definitely someone to keep an eye on. I don't think she'll stay an unknown for very long. So if you fancy getting yourself some cosmetic counselling then head on down to the Beauty Rehab.

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Grab a bargain.

The sales after Christmas are always a great time to pick up a bargain and this year is no exception. If you are a fan of perfumes keep your eyes peeled for the gift sets. Now that the festive period is over they are all heavily reduced and often a lot cheaper than the stand alone product.
While in Superdrug the other day the Michael Korres Very Hollywood gift set caught me eye.

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With a 50ml perfume and a body lotion for just under £36 I was incredibly impressed. That was until I went in to Boots. I picked up the exact same gift set for £28.95. Not only is that an incredible saving just by going to a different store but the 50ml bottle on its own is £51.
So if your favourite perfume is running low or you fancy trying something new then head on to your nearest Boots store and see what little gems they have hidden away waiting just for you.

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Are you Au Natural?

When it comes to going hair free every girl has her own preference, whether its waxing, shaving, plucking or threading .
I am personally a good old fashioned razor girl, however, being a 2 year singleton means some times I would rather slip in to a pair of leggings than spend ages running a razor over my legs every other day. I don't need to look at my legs and I sure as hell won't be waving them around for anyone else to see.
For those all important nights out when I need to put on a pretty dress and a cheesy smile I will whack out the old Venus razor, but it pains the lazy girl inside me every little stroke I take.
Waxing is not an option. I do not do pain. So epilating is out of the question as well then. There was really only one thing for it.
May I introduce the Remington Lady Shave.  Quick, simple and pain free. Perfect. Or is it?





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Remington explain…
Two foils for double the efficiency and smoothness, leaving skin silky with less irritation. Specially designed for the contours of the female body for a close shaving results. You can shave your legs and even sensitive areas like the underarms and bikini line quickly and conveniently.

I have only used this a couple of  times but already my dream of super smooth legs in seconds are shattered. Although it covers a bigger area than the conventional razor I feel like I have to go over my legs just as many times. I’m not sure whether it is just me being over cautious but I also run the electric razor over my legs a lot slower than a regular disposable, therefore taking even longer than normal.
Another thing I would say about the razor is that it doesn’t particularly fit the contours of the female body as well as it would claim. I am yet to use this under the arms but I suspect it would be fairly easy to use however the bikini line is significantly more difficult.
On the plus side it can be used wet or dry which means I can sit and watch tv while shaving my legs making it slightly less boring and time consuming.
The instructions state the foils will need replacing every few months, depending on how often you use it, and that they are to be purchased through Remington however  they are yet to put the refills online which is a slight worry.
 I feel this razor may become a close friend of mine as I get used to using it more. Once I have got the hang of the angles and speed it will become an altogether faster process.
If like me you are allergic to pain then the Remington Lady Shave may be the answer. At around £25 it works out a lot cheaper  than constantly having to buy new blades.
It wont give the super smooth result that waxing gives, and it may not be the second shave I was looking for but it is definitely going to replace my Venus.