Sunday, 8 February 2015

Lipstick wardrobe.

After deciding to embark on decluttering my life, the first area I turned to was my beauty stash. There is no denying that I am a beauty addict and lipstick is my ultimate fix. I love nothing more than researching new lipstick swatches on Google and trawling the aisles of Priceline looking for my next new shade.

But after realising that I only wore a handful of shades, I decided to start a lipstick wardrobe. Similar to the traditional capsule wardrobe, these 5 lipsticks are the only lip products I have on hand (not including a lip balm of course!) and after lining them up for this post, I'm very happy with my new edited collection!

From left to right: Mac lipstick Up the Amp, Nars Audacious lipstick Angela, Mac lipstick Plumful, Nars lipstick Roman Holiday, Mac Lipstick Snob.

Up the Amp



Roman Holiday


Tuesday, 3 February 2015


Welcome to Jess & Lola, a blog that has had many incarnations over its life time!

But finally after a lot of soul searching and recent discoveries, this blog is my journey to a simpler more minimal life. 

After never feeling 100% for as long as I can remember, I reached out to a homeopath and discovered that I was suffering from an illness that only diet and lifestyle can cure. Learning to live Candida free has been difficult and I’ve only just begun!

I have always been interested in natural therapies and seeking the simpler things in life, so as well as overhauling my diet, I will be making changes to my wardrobe, makeup stash and lifestyle and I thought it would be fun to document along the way!

So what can you expect to see on Jess & Lola? 

- My anti-Candida journey including meal ideas and other food ramblings!
- A journey towards a more minimalistic lifestyle such as makeup, personal style, home and lifestyle posts
- The occasional kitten updated (hence the name Jess & Lola!)