Six things

Just five things I have been lusting over lately:

Michael Kors Watch

I might just spoil myself soon with one of these! I have fallen in love with how large & chunky it is but also how its pretty feminine too. I will see how my bank account is looking in the next few days...


For my birthday next week I am treating myself to an Ipad & Iphone! Much needed over here in hillbilly town where I currently have ZERO phone signal & my internet is awful so I am lusting over this Iphone case, I love the colour& its so pretty.

Eyes Right Mascara

Lately I have been in love with this mascara! So handy to chuck into your make up bag! It does take about four coats to make your lashes thick enough & the wand is small & tricky to use but no animals were hurt in the making so I'm down with that ;) 


Yeah I'm one of those people that actually sniff books. I love the smell & I love libraries so how perfect is this "Library scented" candle! I need it for my reading nook. 


I have to admit I'm not really a Ryan Gosling fan. The Notebook was an alright film but he didn't really have the same effect on me as he has with my friends (even the gay ones haha) until today when I watched Drive. It was such a good film & I loved his character & of course his style. I need someone who dresses like him in my life. 

& Grimes

Anyone heard of her? Shes very odd. A bit like a baby Gaga, but I found her indie channel on youtube & her music is weird/different but I like it! Oblivion is my fave song at the moment, check her out. She won't be everyone's cup of tea but after a few listens I quite like it haha.

Have a good week people 

Disco Disco Disco

The other night I was having a chat to my aspiring fashion designer friend Lucy, being here in the countryside & her being in Cardiff I love our long old catch ups, She brought up that she had just bought some "Disco Pants" from here. I'm not going to lie but when she said that I genuinely thought she had gone & bought some glittery Abba like 70's flares (I wouldn't put it past her) until she sent me the link.

I loved the look of them so decided to buy myself a pair too but didnt really fancy paying out the £40 including postage for a little pair that I wasn't even sure if I would like so off I went to Ebay to have a look & Voila! I found a pair here for under £15 including postage & they arrived 2 days later. I am really chuffed with them & my dear Lucy is still waiting for hers ;) 

So they arrived this morning & I can't wait to style them! Any ideas? I thought some inspiration from Pinterest was in order:



Everything that's shines ain't always
 gonna be gold

Lately I have been in love with the gold sequined skirt, which is £80 by Zara kindly modelled by Alexa ;), I love it paired with a light blue cotton shirt or caually thrown together with a comfy tee or jumper. Its simple but the sparkle gives it an overall chic look. I think I may splurge the £80 & get it...

Here are a few sets I made:


Ray Ban

I bought a brand new pair of Rabies! Aviator Icons are my favourites & are the only style of sunglasses that I find suit me. Plus I always feel super cool when I wear them 8)

Also I bought one of these Eos sphere lip balms & I am hooked! I think mine is Passion fruit & it smells heavenly. I love how smooth it makes your lips feel. I am more of a lip balm wearer than a lipstick fan so this is my new favourite! 


Liebster Award!

The wonderful Claire of I am Polkadots has nominated me for an award! Thankyou so much :D 

The rules of the Liebster Award are:
1. Each person must post 11 things about themselves.
2. Answer the questions the tagger has set for you.
3. Choose people to nominate and link them to your post.
4. Create 11 questions for the people you've tagged to answer.
5. Go to their blog and tell them.
6. And you can't tag back!!

11 things about me:

1. My friends nicknamed me Jools because they think I look like Emma Stone. So after Superbad came out, I have been called Jools ever since . It stuck but I don't look anything like her. (I bloody wish I did!)

2. I am almost twenty! This makes me sad, I don't want to grow up!

3. I am a vegetarian/Vegan. I don't eat anything with a face haha or anything containing geletin (This means no Haribos, cries). & I refuse to use any products that are animal tested i.e my toothpaste, dish/handsoap, washing powder, foundation are all cruelty free.
4. I am very passionate about cinema & actors. My friends refer to me as a walking version of IMDB because I know a lot of pointless trivia about films. Seriously I could win an award for that!
5. I would love to be an actress but I am too scared & I kick myself everyday for not giving acting a go.
6. My favourite writers are Leo Tolstoy, Edgar Alan Poe, Fyodor Dostoyevsky & J.K.Rowling (I am making my way through the Russian classics... I am secretly an 80 year old)
7. I am a huge fan of gothic things! Tim Burton is my hero.
8. I have 3 cats called Nurmal, Arnold & Edgar (Named after Edgar Alan Poe) & a retriever called Chewbacca
9. I am a secret nerd. I have a serious passion for Star wars. & Batman. & Spiderman.
10. I want to travel the WHOLE world & have an adventure.
11. I am collecting books for a library in my future house :)

Questions I have been asked.

1. What is the story behind your blog name?
Truth be told I am quite a tomboy. I bet you didn’t see that coming with  a blog name like mine featuring a cute pink cupcake huh? I guess the wonderful blog Cupcakes & Cashmere is kinda a Mahoosive influence behind my blog name. A very inspiring blog if you have never visited.

2. Why did you start blogging?
I do like my girly things now that I have gotten older but I didn’t really know how to express it  {Wearing pink, lace & bows & such just does not suit me ;( } So I decided to create a space where I could ramble on about the pretty things in life. Also It’s great to have an outlet to communicate to other people about the things you love when your friends at home are just flat out not interested in, so it’s a great feeling to see that you can talk to lovely strangers around the world instead ;) 

3. What is your dream job?
This is a hard one!  I have changed my mind about career choices my whole life! First it was to be  a mermaid (my 4 year old dream), then an artist, then an aromatherapist (I was 6, god knows why), then it was a marine bio-ologist, then came fashion design, then a photographer, then make up artist! So I have  a few qualifications in all of the above, minus mermaidian skills & marine biology… But now I guess I’m hooked on running my own vintage shop, buying old clothes, furniture & visiting old antique centres & things! I’m an old woman in a 19yo body I swear! 
4. Describe your best friend :)
Okay I have 4. Seriously we haven’t budged since nursery.  So long story short -

{L-R Nathan, Kasey, Emily, Lucy}

There’s Kasey:
She is 5 foot, thinks she is Kanye West’s alter ego & at this moment in time is crying because she wants Kanye’s solid gold Iphone case & can’t have it. I love this girl more than life! We have gotten into so much trouble (Project X kind of trouble, I wish I was kidding , seriously) that I won’t mention on here! She also works in a biscuit factory & sends me biscuits all the time, she’s a keeper!

This girl & I can quote every Disney, Dreamworks, Pixar, Harry Potter, Lord of the rings film word for word. Its very sad but for some reason we take great pride in this. I love her sense of humour. She basically taught me to not take life seriously & just laugh at everything. She is my rock & I don’t know what I would do or who I would be without her. She can even quote the elvish in Lotr I still can’t handle this. But here is the best part (& you will all be like WTF) I have her nickname tattooed on my wrist. Not even joking. I never turn down a dare & have her nickname to prove it, she also has mine on her wrist. Yeah, we’re aware how ridiculous we are but it was THE best night of my life & I can’t wait to be a pensioner with her & show it to the youths! We plan to elope to Las vegas in a few years time. Queue all unfollows on GFC ;)

My gay best friend. I love this boy. He is ridiculously good looking, a little geeky & the best person to be with on a night out (This sounds like a dating ad…) He’s amazing & he & Emily are the reason I have a great sense of humour & some amazing memories. I love it when he picks me up in his old banger & we have road trips at 2am & go to find a beach in our jammies & his Homer Simpson slippers.

She has hamster cheeks. I love this. She is my girly girlfriend who goes charity shopping with me & loves her fashion. She is all about letting the good times roll & can barely make a cup of tea. She cries at old people holding hands & loves Jane Austen & we have decided that her first tattoo is going to say “What would Jane do?” In honour of Miss Austen. She is bloody gorgeous & I love her to bits!

Wow… That was deep. Yeah I love these guys :3

5. Who is your favorite band/artist and why?
I don’t really have a fave band or artist… Don’t get me wrong I love music but I’m not that passionate. Films are more my forte but I mostly listen to anything off NME & youtube bands. None of friends understand this. But I just prefer unknown bands, I like their style & sound. But as of late (Turning into a hillbilly over here!!) I am loving country music & I’m just kinda stuck on the band Middle East & Kings of Leon. Oh the things I would do to catch a Followill brother!

6. What is your favorite item of clothing you own?
I have a jumper from River island that is two sizes too big & its one of those “comfort clothes” that I just chuck on when I have a cba day. Very exciting.

7. Describe yourself in 3 words :)
Laidback, Happy, determined.

I am very chilled out. I don’t get stressed at all & always see & find the positive side of a situation. I always smile, I was told that it makes your brain happy (or I could have made that up…). My mother has told me I am determined/stubborn/independent 3 times a day. Since I was born.

8. What advice would you give to someone who wants to start blogging?
Blog about what you love! Don’t get stressed out over it, turn it into something that you enjoy & makes you happy. Don’t let it become a chore because all the fun goes out of it :(

9. If you could be anyone/anything for a day who or what would you be and why?
A remarkable scientist. Who could make a time machine & turn back time so I could write Harry Potter & become a Billionaire. Or my cat, Edgar,  because he is cute, has a pot belly & doesn't care & sleeps all day & I could easily do/have all that.

10. If you had one magical power what would it be and why?
Invisibility. I would have so much fun. I am getting excited just thinking about it :’)

11. If you could visit one place where would it be and why?
Las Vegas with my friends. We have to do it. It would be The Hangover 3.

My 11 questions for those I've tagged:

1. What is your favourite book?
2. What is your happy/favourite memory?
3. What are your fears?
4. A film you love
5. If you had 3 wishes...
6. Do you have any Song lyrics that you like/are meaningful to you?
7. Something you would do if you had the courage
8. What is a goal you have in life?
9. If you won the lottery what would you do?
10. Do you have an object i.e clothes, jewelry, heirlooms that are priceless to you? 
11. A favourite fictional character

I've tagged:

 Thank you again Claire!! <3 

50th post

I was so surprised when I noticed the little fifty next to this post! I well & truly thought I was on my 500th! I feel like I have been blogging for years when really my little ol' blog here turns one in two months! Cute!

I picked these up the other day. One is a cricket badge & the other is.. I'm not to sure but it's the same baby blue & has an old school feel to it! Safe to say I am in love! But I  am not to sure what to do with them. Keep them or put them in my upcoming online vintage bits-&-bobs shop? Help me decide haha?

I am obviously liking this baby blue colour lately. I picked up this shabby old school chair for pennies at my loccal auction. I quite like it sat at my dressing table :) 

Hope you all have a lovely sunday :)


Modcloth Wishlist

Ho hum. I gave into my weakness & had a quick look at Modcloth today. I dont know why I do it to myself. Lets just say I am in the poor house at the moment with Ipad, Iphone, house & driving lesson bills to pay & no money to spend on gorgeous vintage dresses. Sad face.

So I was thinking to get a little extra "dolla" on the side I would set up an online vintage store to sell some collectibles that I have been saving. I have a little vintage store but I need to make a website for it, so I thought I would start one soon.

My first thoughts were Etsy & Folksy but they aren't very independent, then I came across Big Cartel & I am seriously considering it. What do you guys think? Know any other online hosts for shops? I would be ever so grateful for your reccomendations :) 

P.s All images are directly from Modcloth