Jesska Denise is an Irish beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog



Bling in the New Year.

(Revlon - Facets of Fuchsia)
It's New Years Eve tomorrow and for the first time in ages I'll be ringing in the new year at home with the fam instead of going out with friends. But you know, that doesn't mean my nails can't be all glittery and new yearsish. I picked this up some time last year and haven't really used it since then. But throughout the holidays I haven't stopped reapplying, I'm a little obsessed to say the least. It's such a bold shade and I've never been a fan of bright in your face sickeningly girly glitter nail polishes, I find them a little irritating. The black undertones against the purple glitter looks so pretty especially when the light hits off them. I'm also surprised by how quick this drys, I expected it to take a lot longer but it's actually pretty quick. Which is always good in my books. I've seen a lot of people compare this to Deborah Lippmanns ' Bad Romance' and saying it's a pretty good dupe. I haven't tried it myself but they do look pretty similar. So whilst you're all out ringing in the new year, I'll be sat here reading blogs and imagining my nails as tiny little disco balls and listening to Zooey Deschanel and Joseph Gordon-Levitt.

Happy New Years guys.


Happy Christmas.

Just came on to write a quick post to wish all you guys who read my blog a very Happy Christmas. The day is almost over and I hope all your Christmases have been as amazing as mine has. I should point out that, no, it hasn't snowed here, this is an old picture from two years ago I had on my laptop. I wish it was snowing though, that would make the day all the more perfect. Might pop up a mini haul or something tomorrow, I know I love hauls and seeing what you all received, so if you happen to post one, pop a link below (:
Merry Christmas.x


Instagram 010.

 1. Primark studded ankle boots. 2. Todays OOTD. 3. Daisy being all cosy.
4. Wearing her little jumper. 5. Starting a new book. 6. Finally put the tree up.
7. Hot chocolate nom. 8. Birthday presents. 9 Dinner w/Bex.
In the run up to Christmas I've been instagramming like mad. Mainly pictures of Daisy being all cute when she comes back from the groomers mind you ;) We finally put our Christmas tree up the other week, I couldn't wait. I'm now sat in my own little version of the north pole, stockings, lights, glitter and presents under the tree. Definitely the most wonderful time of the year..... I'm regretting doing all my Christmas shopping so early, I've no excuse to make a trip to Dublin and wander around like a headless chicken trying to find bits and bobs for everyone. No sneaky trips into 'Lush' to pick up some of the Christmas stock.  First year with no 'Snow Fairy', doesn't feel right. I'm sure you all have picked up a ridiculous amount to keep you going till next year..... There's always the online store. I'm nearly on Christmas holidays. on exam down, two to go. Can't wait to get them done and sit around stuffing my face with mince pies and cream and a ridiculous number of Christmas movies. I've written 'christmas' so many times in this post that I think it's starting to loose all meaning.
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Benefit "That Gal".

I've never been one to use a primer, its usually a step in my make up routine that I will happily skip due to laziness. I rarely use my Urban Decay primer potion so I was doubtful that I would even give this ago. I only started using this recently because in the tutorials I watch on youtube everyone is using some sort of primer, so I figured there must be a reason and yes, yes there is. I have now used this everyday without fail for the last month or so. Since i've started using it I've noticed my foundation stays in place a lot longer than it usually would. My complexion also looks a lot healthier and has a lovely glow. Something which I've been trying to achieve for a while. I've varied my use to make sure I'm not imagining the benefits, but I've been pleasantly surprised. Before, my skin just looked dull and in need of a little something. I use the tiniest bit and being a sample size, it really has gone a long way, it's barely budged which I'm thankful for as I'm not ready to buy a full size just yet. I've been using this combined with 'Porefessional' (review at some stage) and I love the two together even more. The only thing I found off putting was the smell. Artificial strawberry isn't my favourite scent. Especially on my face, thankfully it doesn't linger. Have any of you tried this?
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