Happy Galentines Day lovelies! 
February 13th has arrived and of course your girl has treated herself bc if I don't who will?! 
I mean the past two years I've treated myself so I decided may aswell make it three years running...amiright?! So this year I decided to show you all what I treated myself to this year because who doesn't love a nosey at what other people are buying. 
So of course I started with my faves latest fragrance release, Cloud has FINALLY made its way over to the Uk and Ireland and you already know I love me an Ariana Grande fragrance. So I decided to welcome Cloud into my ever growing fragrance collection. The scent for Cloud is very different to her previous scents, it's not as sweet and its a little more stronger and fruity based and I'm not going to lie when I first sprayed it I wasn't too sure on it but I didn't really mind if I didn't like it because I still wanted it (I realise that sounds bad I don't have money too burn I'm very bad with money, but I wanted the new fragrance because I have all the others on display so wanted to add this to the lil family.) But I'm so obsessed with the packaging its so cute and pretty I love it. But yeah the scent it's grown on me, it's not my favourite and I do rather the old scents but I still like it. 

The next thing I decided to treat myself too was another Jo Malone candle. So my work bestie bought me a Jo Malone candle as part of my 24th birthday gift and only two weeks ago I finally started burning it (it hurt though bc it was so new and fresh and pretty but anyways). So because I started burning that one I decided you know what lets add another to my collection. So I picked up the Peony and Blush Suede candle and guys oh my god I freaked out when I opened the box the candle was wrapped in because...they include a box of black matches. Like I don't know why I got so excited about this but I did and I'm still a lil shook tbh because aesthetic but also the most extra unnecessary thing ever!

Something I fell in love with real quick when I seen it on ASOS was a spell book (ya'll know how much I absolutely adore Halloween) called 'Hex Your Ex' I mean just look at how pretty that is, like is that not the prettiest book you've ever seen in your life?! And it's a blooming Spell Book like guys get on my level. Theres love spells, money spells, good heath spells etc included inside and I'm obsessed with how girly and halloweeny it is I love it. Quick disclaimer though, I don't actually believe in the spells and you will not find me sitting in a circle with candles lighting around me mumbling some spells, it's just not my thing fam but if it's you, you do you booboo. 
So the next thing I decided to pick up was a Diptyque perfume. Diptyque released a little Valentines range and of course I got sucked into the packaging and the description of the scents. (Yes I bought all these candles and perfumes without knowing what they actually smelt like) I got a Diptyque perfume for Christmas and love it so was like sure why not?! So I picked up the Eau Rose fragrance and oh my goodness guys this is so gorgeous I'm obsessed it just smells of pure roses (obvz) and it's so fab I love it. 

Also from Diptyque I decided to also get another candle and from the same Valentines range I picked up the Damascena scented candle again with the same rose scent but slightly sweeter due to the added honey notes to it and just like the fragrance it is beautiful. Also I have to say I blooming love the candle packaging from this brand there's just something about it that makes me very happy which is strange I know but I just really like it. 
Something I like to do every year is buy one 'big' gift, now when I say big I mean it costs a little more coin than everything else and usually I opt for something Apple but tbh I actually have everything from there atm that I want so they need to hurry and drop some new releases. When I don't choose an Apple product I normally opt for a designer bag but there was none that I really liked and to be honest I really don't need another bag right now. However this year I made a change and bought myself a ring....yup I did! Like Ari said 'bought matching diamonds for..' okay I only bought a diamond for myself nobody else. I've been in the market for a rose gold/diamond ring for awhile. I like very dainty jewellery and since my birthday and Christmas I've accumulated two rose gold chains and a gold bracelet so a ring was obviously the next thing I needed. When I seen this ring in Fields jewellers I fell in love instantly! This is the most sparkly thing I've ever seen in my life it could legit blind me I'm not even joking. I'm so blooming obsessed with it I adore it. I mean just look at it, like loOK AT IT ugh love me. 
Finally something I thought was way too cute not to get was this Boohoo jumper with 'Bieber + Baldwin' wrote on it. Like gang I'm not even a huge fan of either of these two but for some reason I became obsessed with this jumper I couldn't not own it. I mean cute though right?! 

Whether you're celebrating you today or if you're celebrating with a loved one tomorrow I hope you all have a lovely day.
Happy Galentines Day gals.
xo.
So it's that time of year again, when the stores are full of red hearts and roses and theres 'love' signs everywhere you go. Which means it's the annual Jordan buys herself everything she wants..."Alexa, play I Don't Need A Man by The Pussycat Dolls".
Now I'm not going to lie, I have no problem spending money on myself any day of the week but when Valentines comes round the past two years I've gone a little bit extra so I thought why not make it three years in a row!? Yes I've already ordered myself all my gifts but don't worry of course I'll be sharing them on the day because they're all cute af.

So thanks to Ariana Grande's latest bop '7 Rings' I decided that I'm extra and instead of writing a Valentines Gift Guide like I have the past two years (which you can find here) this year I'd just write a Galentines gift ideas post and then when the 13th of February approaches I may aswell show you all what I spoiled myself with...because why not!? Who doesn't love a good 'oul What I Got For insert whatever the occasion here kinda blog post.

So lets get into what you can possibly treat yo'self too because sis trust me you deserve it all!

I'ma start off with something simple, so if you fancy having a chill pamper evening in why not grab some new skincare products you've been dying to try out? Or even just getting round to re-purchasing old favourites that you just haven't gotten around to doing. Personally at the mo I'm recommending the Pixi Double Cleanse, the Rose Ceramide Cream and the Pixi Milky Mist. I absolutely adore the products and use them on a regular basis since getting them. I wrote all about them in a post of their own which incase you missed out on you can have a lil read all about them here.

If like me you have a slight little obsession when it comes to makeup then same fam! So I'm not talking your regular Smashbox lipstick I'm thinking bigger because we wanna be a little bit more than regular we're aiming for a lil extraness (not dragging smashbox bc love). So lets start off with maybe a little Chanel Rouge Allure lipstick I mean it's not too heavy on your bank account and is quite affordable for a luxury brand and everybody loves a lil Chanel in their life amiright?!
So maybe Chanel just isn't doing it for you so if you wanna go up that one little step higher and are full on prepared to drop €85 euro on a single lipstick...girl get yourself a Christian Louboutin lipstick this is one of those beauty products I do not regret purchasing at all. Still to this day I am obsessed with everything about it, the packaging, the design, the formula everything is perf and I love it and 10000% recommend them. Like Ari said "happiness is the same price as red bottoms" but I can't afford them rn so the lipstick is the next best thing.

Perfumes are always a good idea, yes I may already have 70 bottles but I want more. -That sounded very Veruca Salt of me- Know what is also another great thing to buy... Candles and not just any kind I'm talking the luxury you're actually paying that money on a candle kind of ones! So lets start with Diptyque, now I'm still very new to this brand as in these are the only scents I own kinda new but I love them so had to recommend them. The Diptyque L'ombre Dans L'eau fragrance is very different to the perfume scents I normally wear, it's much stronger and not as sweet as my usual picks but it still has a floral element to it. The matching Baies candle comes with the same scent and it fills your room with the scent in just moments when you burn the candle. You can get both in a set together or purchase separately.
Another brand that you CANNOT go wrong with when it comes to fragrances and candles is good 'oul trusty Jo Malone. Ugh fave like. If you're to treat yourself to one fragrance go smell some Jo Malone because you're bound to fall in love with at least three scents. I absolutely adore the Peony & Blush Suede scent aswell as the Fresh Lime & Blossom and the ever so famous Pomegranate Noir. These perfumes last on you for absolutely hours and the candles are on another level. You can literally light one of these candles for five minutes and then pop the lid back on it and I can guarantee you that you will still smell the scent lingering through your house four hours later.

When an occasion pops around I like to buy myself one lil 'extra' kinda gift as in it's in the €100+ price range (I mean that's what credit cards are for right kids....dont get a credit card!) Usually it's either an Apple product (they literally own me, like they may aswell just do a direct debit from my account when they release a new product) or a new designer handbag... I mean go big or go home right? Something that I honestly cannot live without are my AirPods I honestly think they're worth every penny and if like me you've absolutely no time for wires these are for you fam. Last year I decided to pick myself up my first Valentino handbag because every girl needs some Valentino in her life. (See Insta post here to see what I bought myself last year) So yeah maybe you've had your eye on a bag or a purse and you just haven't bought it yet for yourself...what are you waiting for girly? Click that 'add to basket' button.

Or if you're not feeling like spending an extreme amount of money nothing beats a new pair of pyjamas and your favourite movie!

Will you be treating yourself for Galentines?
xo.

Pixi Skincare was always something I had seen in the blogger land for years and throughout them years I didn't really have much of an interest in skincare and I wasn't one to invest in some good skincare products. However as you get older your taste changes and you realise sometimes spending more money on certain products is for a reason. Now of course I'm not dragging budget brands because there are some great little hidden gems you can find in the skincare aisle at Boots but sometimes on certain things there's a reason some products have a higher price tag compared to the brand next to it. Sometimes it's just because the brand is so over-hyped but sometimes its the quality. 
Getting slightly off topic back to Pixi.

So I finally rounded off a few little products to try and have been doing exactly that over the past few months and I decided you know what, lets do a little round up of everything I've been trying to let you know what worked for me and what didn't.

This was one of the two products that I really really wanted to try after hearing so many amazing reviews about it. Literally when I finally got it I couldn't wait to go home and try it out straight away. Consisting of half and oil based cleansing balm and half a cream cleanser, the two step system helps remove all traces of makeup from the skin leaving it ready and prepped for the next step of your skincare routine. Right so lets start off with I have sensitive, slightly dry skin so I try to avoid overly fragranced products because they tend to irritate my skin. This however has no scent to it which is a win and the products are so fab. Okay so the cleansing balm literally has all your makeup melted off your face within seconds. I will admit it takes off waterproof mascara and eyeliner etc but I absolutely hate oily things on my eyes so although I have used it on my eyes many of times I do tend to just take my eye makeup off with micellar water just because I freak out at the oil near my eyes (idk why maybe I'm weird). So then you simply wipe that off with a damp muslin cloth and then go ahead and use the cream cleanser which leaves my skin feeling so clean and soft I'm obsessed with it. You only have to use a coin sized amount as it spreads very well.

I've also been using the Rose Ceramide Cream. Which is described as an intensive ultra rich moisturiser. This obviously smells of roses and is so delightful. It is quite intense and a rich consistency so there would be no way I personally would be able to use this in the mornings as it would take way too long for it to soak into my skin, especially if I was getting ready for work. So personally I only use this as a night moisturiser because it has all the time in the world to soak into the skin while I sleep. The product is extremely hydrating and leaves your skin feeling so soft and refreshed. With the ingredients inside it also helps with improving the skins elasticity aswell as protecting the skin against environmental aggressors.
For those lazy days when you really just can't be bothered with a skincare routine (don't lie we all have many of them....right?!) the Hydrating Milky Mist is my go to product. This is described as a "deeply hydrating mist that provides an invisible layer of skin-soothers, making it the ultimate remedy for dry skin" and I totally agree 100% with the statement. When I'm feeling lazy or even just throughout the day on no makeup days when I feel like my skin just needs something I simply spritz this all over my face and neck and it just helps soothe any skin that may be irritated or dry and just adds that little bit of moisture to it. It also contains Hyaluronic Acid to plump skin too. 

Finally the ever so famous Glow Tonic. So this was the product I was hyped about due to how hyped up of a product it is but I'm just going to go straight to the point and say unfortunately this did not work for me. I used it for a solid month but within that month my skin went haywire. This seemed to have been way too strong for my sensitive skin and ended up just overall messing up my skin for a month. I tried to deny it was this product but at the time of using the product it was the only new skincare item that had been added to my usual skincare routine. However although the Glow Tonic didn't work for me I may try out one of the different ones they have to offer in hopes that they might work with my skin but sadly this one just was not for me.

I mean 3 out of 4 products isn't a bad try. I really was so annoyed at the fact that the Glow Tonic didn't end up working out for me but I am glad that I liked the other three products that I have been using. Overall I would definitely recommend the skincare brand to anyone looking to venture out and start investing into their skincare products. Prices for the products range from €15 upwards with the most expensive product currently €34.
In the future I can definitely see myself trying out more from their skincare range and eventually venturing into their makeup range.

Have you tried Pixi Skincare yet?
xo.
January 28th came and saw my little boy Sheldon turn 5 years of age! 

Yes that's right this little fellow has turned five years of age and I got him back when he was only a little 9 week old fluffy ball of hair. Of course like every other year I had to do a quick little themed photo to mark the occasion and this year as he was five I got balloons because how else would you mark the occasion?!

A day filled with his favourite treats along with all the carrots, cucumbers and naps that one little GuineaPig can manage. If you've followed Darling Jordan for awhile you may remember that last year I spent €150 on a brand new two tier cage for him and now a year on and he still has never went upstairs....like he refuses to walk up the bridge #lazylife

So this year I just spoiled him with all his favourite treats because in reality he really didn't appreciate his new cage last year even though I had to re-arrange my whole bedroom for it too fit. 
But I mean you have to admit, he looks pretty darn happy about being surrounded by balloons and all his favourite treats. 

If only you all could see what my camera roll looked like just to get these two photos, if y'all ever tried to take a photo with an animal you know what I mean!

Anyways it was a cute lil photo op hour and Sheldon was rewarded with all the treats for being such a good participant and also because he just deserves the world.

Happy 5th Birthday little boy, I love you.
xo. 
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