I said in my January favourites that I love months that feel like they last a long time; well February isn’t one of those months.
True its the shortest month of the year in terms of days, but it just feels like those 28 days have flown by!
I’ve been saying that this month has been one of the worst for my blog; I’ve felt like my stats have been down and I’ve had days where I’ve only had about 20 views a day. However when I looked on my Google Analytics, it turns out that this month has been my best ever month for views! It just goes to show that even when you feel like you’re having a bad day or even week, it doesn’t mean the whole month has been crap; you just need to step back and see that bigger picture.
Overall, February has been a great month for me; I’ve been doing things I never thought I’d be able to do and had so many positive comments on my work, both blog and uni based.
If you don’t follow me on twitter or instagram, you might not have seen that I’ve been designing my very own oracle deck- which is like tarot for those who aren’t clued up on all things witchcraft.
I’ve been working on this for my final year project at uni (this lucky bitch doesn’t actually have to write a dissertation for her degree!) and this month I got them printed off to try out and photograph…I’ve already had 8 people say they want to buy a deck!
I never expected that anyone would even like them, let alone want to buy a deck to use themselves! I’m now looking into getting a limited number printed off, designing the packaging and finishing the guidebook that goes with it; hopefully I’ll be able to offer them for sale in the summer!
I’ve always loved the Sims games, but I’ve never played them on the Xbox before; mostly because I’m a huge PC gamer at heart. I have Sims 3 on my MacBook but lets face it, MacBooks weren’t really made with gaming in mind. It would constantly overheat whenever I tried to play it and eventually I gave up trying and just deleted it; got to love wasting a casual £40 on something you can’t even play.
A few days ago while having a “me day”, Chris noticed that Sims 4 was on sale for the Xbox and decided to buy it. When we first started going out with each other, we set each our xbox’s home on each others account; a nifty trick that means we can download and play each other’s digital games for free.
Which basically meant I get the Xbox version of the Sims for free!
It’s taken some getting used to the new controls, but so far I’ve hardly been off it in my free time. The gameplay, graphics and options are so much better than Sims 3 and its gotten rid of a lot of the things I didn’t enjoy in 3.
It’s safe to say I’m hooked.
Talking of Sims, I’m a hell of a lot like one some times; I’m on of those people who feels fantastic whenever she gets new things.
Like a new tv stand for example.
I wrote a post earlier in the month about buying from Ikea from the first time, which is definitely worth a read if you need a laugh. It involves us trying to get a large piece of flat pack furniture into a tiny Ford KA…it’s safe to say it didn’t quite go to plan!
It finally happened; I’ve finally hit 1k on the gram! It’s only taken me a year and a half…
It may seem like such a small number to some people but for me, this was one of my big milestone goals and I’m so proud to have finally hit it; especially with how hard it is to grow on instagram (or in all honesty, any social media platform) these days.
But since I changed the way I edit my blog photos, I’ve noticed a huge spike in likes, follows and compliments of how nice my feed looks. It’s really given me a confidence boost and helped me fall back in love with the gram. Sure I’d love a feed that actually has a chronological order to it (mostly so I don’t look like a creep when I end up liking a 6 day old photo!) but I don’t hate it as much as a lot of bloggers seem to.
If you aren’t already, why not give me a follow….I know, I know, shameless plug…but I’m always posting random things on my instastories, so its worth it for that if nothing else!
Oh my days- this piercing has been a nightmare! I love piercings but they don’t like me; or rather, my body doesn’t like me having them.
I’d wanted my nose piercing since I was about 14, but I’ve always been too much of a wuss to actually get it done. However, I decided to get it finally bite the bullet and get it done to celebrate passing my driving test. That was back in October…it still hasn’t fully healed!
This month it has actually got a lot better; I can now move the ring around without and pain and it doesn’t bleed anymore. It does still gunk up every other day, but my Tragus did that for nearly a year so I don’t think its too worrying; I just wash it off with cold water and that seems to do the trick nicely.
Even with the problems I’ve been having, I’m so glad I finally got it pierced though. I love the way it looks; even more so now I have a hoop in rather than a stud. I just wish I hadn’t waited so long to get it done!
I was planning on showing it off with a gorgeous new selfie or two, but after taking 50+ photos and hating them all- I gave it up as a bad job.
This one has actually surprised me. I was sent this in a pr package at the beginning of the month and originally I wasn’t actually a fan; it burnt my face slightly when I used it and I didn’t feel that it worked half at well as my No7 does.
But then I tried it on my hands and I did a complete 180.
If you’ve read my November 2017 favourites post, you might remember me mentioning that my hands were damaged by some people at school “accidentally” pouring acid onto them in a science lesson. While I’m lucky in that I don’t have any scars or lasting damage from it, it has left me with patches of dry and cracked skin which I have to moisturise daily to stop it becoming super painful.
On a whim I tried the cream out on my hands (what do I have to loose really) and I found that it actually worked really well. I didn’t have any of the burning or irritation like I did on my face and, unlike my hemp hand cream, it soaks in really quickly; a definite plus point for me!
Unlike normal I’ve only needed to use the cream in the morning and before bed for it to keep my hands hydrated; a definite improvement on the 3/4 times a day I usually have to apply other creams. I’m going to keep using them throughout the cold weather and see how well it works over a longer period of time. I was going to say “winter months” but considering its meant to be spring soon and we currently have 6 inches of snow on the ground, I don’t think conventional seasons mean anything anymore!
Thanks for stopping by! I’m a twenty-five-year-old digital media graduate with a passion for writing and a desire to change the way we view mental health and autism. I’ve owned jademarie.co.uk for nearly two years now, and its slowly changed from a place where I would brain dump whatever was going through my head that day, into a place where people can come for help, advice and hopefully a bit of a laugh. I do occasionally come out with a witty sentence or two. Mostly by accident.