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Vlogs are my favourite videos to watch on Youtube at the moment. Don't get me wrong I love seeing what people have bought, the latest makeup launch and hair routines but I feel like you get to know the person behind the videos if they vlog.

Vlogging shows a person's personality, what they like or dislike for that matter and what they get up to behind the studio lights and touch ups of a main channel video. They are chatty and share the small things like what food they buy their cat or even what they're having for breakfast!

I've been on and off Youtube for the past 4 years and tried my hand of vlogging and failed at it many times over but now after by away from Youtube after so long, I decided to give weekly vlogging another go and after 12 weeks of talking to the camera on a daily basis, I can say I'm loving every second of it! I thought I'd share with you what vlogging has taught me over the past 3 months...

People Like Everyday Life

I lead the most boring everyday life. I get up, I go to work, I blog and edit videos and photos in my spare time as a hobby for my blog and channel and people love to watch it. I'm a not a vlogger that goes on press trips or weekly trips to London for meetings, I'm just a normal girl and people still watch them. It really amazes me that people watch me wash the dishes and tell me that they still love my vlogs and continue to watch every week. Having people tell you that you're not boring and they like watching really makes me what to carry on.

It's Not A Numbers Game Anymore

When I used to create just main channel videos I was constantly looking at the number of views and subscribers I would gain (or lost) with each upload. I found myself comparing myself to other Youtubers, always questioning why my videos where not performing as well or not getting as many views. I would get really disheartened and I would find I didn't want to post videos or I just posting for the heck of it and not because I really wanted to. Doing these vlogs, because they are so personal to me I don't mind if they get 1 view or 2,000 views a week, the numbers are no longer important to me anymore.

My Little Video Diary

I'll let you in on a little secret of mine, I am terrible at writing things down in diaries or journals! I have have had countless diaries to write my thoughts, feelings and daily adventures in but I've never stuck to it. Filming my life, I can look back on any week and relive the highs and lows of that week. The vlogs allow me to see just how far I've come over time when I think I'm being stagnant in life. They allow me to see what I've achieved personally and revisit places I've been. It's these moments that make me continue to pick up the camera.

The Camera Is My Right Hand Man

Since I purchased my little vlogging camera, it has come everywhere with me. I find myself picking handbags so my camera can fit and if it doesn't I'm leaving other items behind because my camera is so important to me! I never leave the house without it, I've always got it for those just in case moments in life that will only happen once.

Vlogging is a part of my life now and I really look forward to every new day to pick up the camera and just chat.

Do you like vlogs? Who are your favourite vloggers at the moment?

What Three Months Of Weekly Vlogging Has Taught Me



Vlogs are my favourite videos to watch on Youtube at the moment. Don't get me wrong I love seeing what people have bought, the latest makeup launch and hair routines but I feel like you get to know the person behind the videos if they vlog.

Vlogging shows a person's personality, what they like or dislike for that matter and what they get up to behind the studio lights and touch ups of a main channel video. They are chatty and share the small things like what food they buy their cat or even what they're having for breakfast!

I've been on and off Youtube for the past 4 years and tried my hand of vlogging and failed at it many times over but now after by away from Youtube after so long, I decided to give weekly vlogging another go and after 12 weeks of talking to the camera on a daily basis, I can say I'm loving every second of it! I thought I'd share with you what vlogging has taught me over the past 3 months...

People Like Everyday Life

I lead the most boring everyday life. I get up, I go to work, I blog and edit videos and photos in my spare time as a hobby for my blog and channel and people love to watch it. I'm a not a vlogger that goes on press trips or weekly trips to London for meetings, I'm just a normal girl and people still watch them. It really amazes me that people watch me wash the dishes and tell me that they still love my vlogs and continue to watch every week. Having people tell you that you're not boring and they like watching really makes me what to carry on.

It's Not A Numbers Game Anymore

When I used to create just main channel videos I was constantly looking at the number of views and subscribers I would gain (or lost) with each upload. I found myself comparing myself to other Youtubers, always questioning why my videos where not performing as well or not getting as many views. I would get really disheartened and I would find I didn't want to post videos or I just posting for the heck of it and not because I really wanted to. Doing these vlogs, because they are so personal to me I don't mind if they get 1 view or 2,000 views a week, the numbers are no longer important to me anymore.

My Little Video Diary

I'll let you in on a little secret of mine, I am terrible at writing things down in diaries or journals! I have have had countless diaries to write my thoughts, feelings and daily adventures in but I've never stuck to it. Filming my life, I can look back on any week and relive the highs and lows of that week. The vlogs allow me to see just how far I've come over time when I think I'm being stagnant in life. They allow me to see what I've achieved personally and revisit places I've been. It's these moments that make me continue to pick up the camera.

The Camera Is My Right Hand Man

Since I purchased my little vlogging camera, it has come everywhere with me. I find myself picking handbags so my camera can fit and if it doesn't I'm leaving other items behind because my camera is so important to me! I never leave the house without it, I've always got it for those just in case moments in life that will only happen once.

Vlogging is a part of my life now and I really look forward to every new day to pick up the camera and just chat.

Do you like vlogs? Who are your favourite vloggers at the moment?




Another new week already? Where is the time going?

Before we get into this post, I want to apologise for the fact it's a day late - internet issues!
But at least I managed to get it up today and that's all that matters so these are my 5 things for this week!


On Wednesdays, We Blog

Oh my gosh, Wednesday was such an amazing day, I managed to get so much work done in terms of my blog and Youtube. I managed to edit and upload two videos, take photos and edit them, create some new post ideas and write two full blog posts! I don't think I've ever had such a hard working day for my social media! I was amazing! I would love to start having at least one day a week where it's just me and laptop to get stuff done! I may need to start pencilling it in my diary.


I Survived The Dentist

That's not a sentence I could say over the past couple of years as my last two visits resulted in me having to have a filling - sigh so you can imagine just how down I was making an appointment this time.
*sidenote* I'm not bothered by the dentist, I don't mind going but I was convinced my dentist hated me!
This time, I was all ready for her to tell me I needed another filling so you can imagine my surprise when she said all was fine and could come back in 6 months!


Light Night

Thursday evening, I got dressed up and took part in Light Night. If you're not from Leeds or even from Leeds but never heard of it, Light Night is a lights festival that takes over the city centre for two nights a year. They have stalls, installations, music, art etc. I was part of the parade that opened this year's Light Night with the Leeds West Indian Carnival.


A Drive To Newmarket

On Saturday, I drove down to Newmarket to see one of my uni friends, Becky whom I've not seen in like 3 years. Believe me, we don't even understand how it's been that long either! I only stayed for the night but it was just nice to catch up, watch TV and have the most amazing Sunday lunch at a little pub in a village near to her. This weekend definitely made me think I need to make more time to see my friends as 3 years is a long time!


X-Factor & Strictly

Christmas is officially around the corner when Strictly and X-Factor are on my screen. This year I'm hooked! I think it's because I missed it all last year that all I want is Saturday night cheesy TV. Do any of you still watch them? I can't decide on which couple I want to win Strictly this year but I'm always on Anton's side (please tell me there are other secret Anton lovers too). With X- Factor, let's wait and see but I'm loving 6 chair challenge! Do you think Sharon made the right decision with her girls?


5 Things This Week




Another new week already? Where is the time going?

Before we get into this post, I want to apologise for the fact it's a day late - internet issues!
But at least I managed to get it up today and that's all that matters so these are my 5 things for this week!


On Wednesdays, We Blog

Oh my gosh, Wednesday was such an amazing day, I managed to get so much work done in terms of my blog and Youtube. I managed to edit and upload two videos, take photos and edit them, create some new post ideas and write two full blog posts! I don't think I've ever had such a hard working day for my social media! I was amazing! I would love to start having at least one day a week where it's just me and laptop to get stuff done! I may need to start pencilling it in my diary.


I Survived The Dentist

That's not a sentence I could say over the past couple of years as my last two visits resulted in me having to have a filling - sigh so you can imagine just how down I was making an appointment this time.
*sidenote* I'm not bothered by the dentist, I don't mind going but I was convinced my dentist hated me!
This time, I was all ready for her to tell me I needed another filling so you can imagine my surprise when she said all was fine and could come back in 6 months!


Light Night

Thursday evening, I got dressed up and took part in Light Night. If you're not from Leeds or even from Leeds but never heard of it, Light Night is a lights festival that takes over the city centre for two nights a year. They have stalls, installations, music, art etc. I was part of the parade that opened this year's Light Night with the Leeds West Indian Carnival.


A Drive To Newmarket

On Saturday, I drove down to Newmarket to see one of my uni friends, Becky whom I've not seen in like 3 years. Believe me, we don't even understand how it's been that long either! I only stayed for the night but it was just nice to catch up, watch TV and have the most amazing Sunday lunch at a little pub in a village near to her. This weekend definitely made me think I need to make more time to see my friends as 3 years is a long time!


X-Factor & Strictly

Christmas is officially around the corner when Strictly and X-Factor are on my screen. This year I'm hooked! I think it's because I missed it all last year that all I want is Saturday night cheesy TV. Do any of you still watch them? I can't decide on which couple I want to win Strictly this year but I'm always on Anton's side (please tell me there are other secret Anton lovers too). With X- Factor, let's wait and see but I'm loving 6 chair challenge! Do you think Sharon made the right decision with her girls?






The past couple of months have been a bit of a blur. Since Billy, I've been trying to get myself back into the routine of being back at home and making use of my time. In all honesty, I thought I'd settle in a lot faster than I have and I still have a long way to go I think. 

In the past few months, I've had to readjust to being at home, I've had two jobs in a month and I've gone part time so I can have time to concentrate on my blog and Youtube. It's a big adjustment but and I'm really lucky to be in this situation so how do I aim to improve in October.

001: This will be my first full month working in the bridal shop after leaving the estate agency and so far I'm loving it! I work with a lovely team of ladies and everyone is so helpful and easy to talk to. I'm looking forward to seeing what this month brings. 

002: It's only 68 days until I board a plane with my mum to Cuba and I'm so excited! I finally paid it all off too! Extra bonus! I just need to get some holiday clothes and swimwear which I'm not sure how well that's going to go now we're going to Autumn - wish me luck with that one! I can't believe I'm going to be in a different country for Christmas and of course I'm going to photograph and vlog the whole thing!

003: I get to visit one of my favourite cities, Liverpool, for my friends' wedding. I've got my dress, now all I need are the shoes and the bag. I need your help guys! I'm looking for red heels and bag - where can I find it? ASOS or River Island? Tell me where the goodies are!

004: One thing I do want to start concentrating on is getting my winter skincare up to scratch. I don't feel like I'm really treating my skin at the moment and I don't want it to get worst. I have oily, dehydrated skin. What products do you use in the winter? 

Let's see how the rest of the month goes
What do you have planned for this month?

October Goals





The past couple of months have been a bit of a blur. Since Billy, I've been trying to get myself back into the routine of being back at home and making use of my time. In all honesty, I thought I'd settle in a lot faster than I have and I still have a long way to go I think. 

In the past few months, I've had to readjust to being at home, I've had two jobs in a month and I've gone part time so I can have time to concentrate on my blog and Youtube. It's a big adjustment but and I'm really lucky to be in this situation so how do I aim to improve in October.

001: This will be my first full month working in the bridal shop after leaving the estate agency and so far I'm loving it! I work with a lovely team of ladies and everyone is so helpful and easy to talk to. I'm looking forward to seeing what this month brings. 

002: It's only 68 days until I board a plane with my mum to Cuba and I'm so excited! I finally paid it all off too! Extra bonus! I just need to get some holiday clothes and swimwear which I'm not sure how well that's going to go now we're going to Autumn - wish me luck with that one! I can't believe I'm going to be in a different country for Christmas and of course I'm going to photograph and vlog the whole thing!

003: I get to visit one of my favourite cities, Liverpool, for my friends' wedding. I've got my dress, now all I need are the shoes and the bag. I need your help guys! I'm looking for red heels and bag - where can I find it? ASOS or River Island? Tell me where the goodies are!

004: One thing I do want to start concentrating on is getting my winter skincare up to scratch. I don't feel like I'm really treating my skin at the moment and I don't want it to get worst. I have oily, dehydrated skin. What products do you use in the winter? 

Let's see how the rest of the month goes
What do you have planned for this month?

The days are getting shorter, the jackets are turning into coats and I'm drinking copious amounts of chai tea lattes! Autumn is well and truly here and I for one am not as prepared as I would like to be. 

When did it get so cold all of a sudden?

I've only just packed my summer wardrobe away and dusted off autumn items from last season, how are we already in October? Where is the time going? When it came to shoes especially my boots, it was pretty much non-existence. I have two pairs of knee-high boots and one pair of Steve Madden ankle boots that I love but they don't go with everything and I've had them forever so I just fancy a little shake-up.

So as I'm on the lookout for the perfect ankle boots, I thought I'd put together a little edit of my favourite boots from & Other Stories *side note* I am currently obsessed with EVERYTHING in  & Other Stories and I want it all! The shoe section is no exception especially the boots so thought I'd dedicate a post just to them.

*If you want an edit of my favourite pieces from Stories just let me know*

1| Strappy Leather Boots 2| Suede Chelsea Boots 3| Leo Chelsea Boots 4| Sequin Velvet Boots 5| Pearl Suede Boots




& Other Stories Boots Edit


The days are getting shorter, the jackets are turning into coats and I'm drinking copious amounts of chai tea lattes! Autumn is well and truly here and I for one am not as prepared as I would like to be. 

When did it get so cold all of a sudden?

I've only just packed my summer wardrobe away and dusted off autumn items from last season, how are we already in October? Where is the time going? When it came to shoes especially my boots, it was pretty much non-existence. I have two pairs of knee-high boots and one pair of Steve Madden ankle boots that I love but they don't go with everything and I've had them forever so I just fancy a little shake-up.

So as I'm on the lookout for the perfect ankle boots, I thought I'd put together a little edit of my favourite boots from & Other Stories *side note* I am currently obsessed with EVERYTHING in  & Other Stories and I want it all! The shoe section is no exception especially the boots so thought I'd dedicate a post just to them.

*If you want an edit of my favourite pieces from Stories just let me know*

1| Strappy Leather Boots 2| Suede Chelsea Boots 3| Leo Chelsea Boots 4| Sequin Velvet Boots 5| Pearl Suede Boots






Hi guys, happy Monday!

That's right, I'm posting on a Monday! Who even am I nowadays?

The other week I was watching my friend, Brogan's instagram live whilst putting together some Ikea underbed storage.

I know I'm so rock and roll!

The conversation was mainly around her upcoming Disney trip with Charlotte, weekly vlogs and just general life when one of her viewers asked how she stayed so motivated and happy during the week. I put down the screwdriver for this one as I wanted to know the answer too but if you know Brogan, you know she's a very driven, motivated young woman and she does inspire me to do my best when it comes to blogging and Youtube.

Brogan started talking about an app called HappyFeed, where you write three things for that day that have made it good, whether they are big or small to help you appreciate the little things that happen in our day that normally we would take for granted.

I instantly downloaded it and have been using for just over a week now and there I bring it to my blog and share 5 things that have really made my week, whether they are big or small!

So thank you Brogan, you have inspired a new segment on my blog - told you she's always inspiring me.

001: My gorgeous momma turned 60th on Wednesday! I know, she doesn't look it! We had a lovely chilled day and spent it in Harrogate doing a little shopping and had a lovely hand massage from Jo Malone. We then spent the evening at Zizzi with our nearest and dearest over pasta and wine! What better way to spend a birthday than with food? *Sidenote* - the seafood linguine is so good!

002: Last week I finally, finally, FIN...A...LLY (if you follow jesshilarious on instagram, you will get that reference) sorted out my summer wardrobe and went shopping for my autumn/winter clothes! I did film it as a little come shopping with me which will be up on my channel this week.

003: If you haven't been watching Dr Foster then I'm not sure we can be friends! The penultimate episode was so good! If you know, then you know I just can't wait to see how it's going to end on Tuesday!

004: Last week has been all work, work, work for me so I've been trying to fit in blogging, photo taking and filming in my spare time which means I've had to give up on a few lie ins but it was definitely worth it as I felt so motivated and ready for the day afterwards! Plus I'd just ordered some new studio lights and I was pretty excited to use them.

005: The other week I went down to London with my mum for a little spontaneous trip and before our train arrived, we popped into WHSmith to have a browse and I came away with a book. Now that's something that never happens - a bag of Haribos and a twirl, yes but a book.... nope. Anyway I picked up My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella and last week I finally pick it up to read and I'm actually really enjoying it. It's easy to read and I'm enjoying get ready for bed with a book rather than my iPhone.

You know what, I really enjoyed sharing my 5 things with you guys. Tell me one thing you've loved from your week whether it be big or small.

Same time, same place next Monday for my next 5 things?

5 Things This Week



Hi guys, happy Monday!

That's right, I'm posting on a Monday! Who even am I nowadays?

The other week I was watching my friend, Brogan's instagram live whilst putting together some Ikea underbed storage.

I know I'm so rock and roll!

The conversation was mainly around her upcoming Disney trip with Charlotte, weekly vlogs and just general life when one of her viewers asked how she stayed so motivated and happy during the week. I put down the screwdriver for this one as I wanted to know the answer too but if you know Brogan, you know she's a very driven, motivated young woman and she does inspire me to do my best when it comes to blogging and Youtube.

Brogan started talking about an app called HappyFeed, where you write three things for that day that have made it good, whether they are big or small to help you appreciate the little things that happen in our day that normally we would take for granted.

I instantly downloaded it and have been using for just over a week now and there I bring it to my blog and share 5 things that have really made my week, whether they are big or small!

So thank you Brogan, you have inspired a new segment on my blog - told you she's always inspiring me.

001: My gorgeous momma turned 60th on Wednesday! I know, she doesn't look it! We had a lovely chilled day and spent it in Harrogate doing a little shopping and had a lovely hand massage from Jo Malone. We then spent the evening at Zizzi with our nearest and dearest over pasta and wine! What better way to spend a birthday than with food? *Sidenote* - the seafood linguine is so good!

002: Last week I finally, finally, FIN...A...LLY (if you follow jesshilarious on instagram, you will get that reference) sorted out my summer wardrobe and went shopping for my autumn/winter clothes! I did film it as a little come shopping with me which will be up on my channel this week.

003: If you haven't been watching Dr Foster then I'm not sure we can be friends! The penultimate episode was so good! If you know, then you know I just can't wait to see how it's going to end on Tuesday!

004: Last week has been all work, work, work for me so I've been trying to fit in blogging, photo taking and filming in my spare time which means I've had to give up on a few lie ins but it was definitely worth it as I felt so motivated and ready for the day afterwards! Plus I'd just ordered some new studio lights and I was pretty excited to use them.

005: The other week I went down to London with my mum for a little spontaneous trip and before our train arrived, we popped into WHSmith to have a browse and I came away with a book. Now that's something that never happens - a bag of Haribos and a twirl, yes but a book.... nope. Anyway I picked up My Not So Perfect Life by Sophie Kinsella and last week I finally pick it up to read and I'm actually really enjoying it. It's easy to read and I'm enjoying get ready for bed with a book rather than my iPhone.

You know what, I really enjoyed sharing my 5 things with you guys. Tell me one thing you've loved from your week whether it be big or small.

Same time, same place next Monday for my next 5 things?

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