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Thursday, 8 March 2018


Hello and welcome to another headphone review! This time I worked with the team over at Sennheiser again to review the Ambeo Smart headset. Setting you back £259.99, these headphones are seriously next level! If you are a YouTuber, then you're in luck as the headphones let you record 3D sound, as they have high-quality microphones. One word DOPE! Let me tell you, I got a chance to demo and receive a pair of these headphones, which you can see in my vlog below. Myself and key influencers like Gadgetsboy, Gadgets Jon, and Sug Sean. Were whisked around a Sennheiser Routemaster where we vlogged the event and tested the headphones.

 Before you watch my vlog, these headphones are only available on iPhone and other Apple products currently. However, Android capability will be coming later on this year. So don't be disheartened. I like to think of myself as a consumer tech fan so headphones, smartphones excite me as I use them to record my vlog series, the Bloggerprenuer. Sound quality can be tricky when you use the integrated mics as a Smartphone blogger. But with these headphones, you have total control of the sound. You can reduce or amplify sound, and the ability of that had the power to take your vlogs to the next step. So enough of me talking, it is time to see what I thought about the headset. 

This was a sponsored collaboration with Sennheiser. All words are my own.

Thursday, 1 March 2018


More than ever, I have been seeing the road to success get further and further away from me.  The fire inside to do what I want is still flickering so strongly, but my self esteem has taken a battering over the last month, and I am finally unashamed to say that. However, I refuse to allow that define who I am. In today's post I talk about walking to greatness and realising that you can achieve everything you want just not at the same time.




So what do I need to do to make myself not feel like this anymore? I think take a break of the things that are not fulfilling my soul. If you follow me for a while on social, I left my job that I am currently at to finally fulfill my passions. I very much appreciate the lessons I learnt, the people I met and how I grew. But I was very much unhappy as I wasn't living my passion.. and I cannot wait to move onto my new opportunities that I have. I greatly love the support my current company have given me, literally everyone has been super supportive. But when you need to fly the nest to blossom, you just need to go. So how am I walking to my dream career? I have finally realised that I am a multi- faceted creative! I work in social media, I work with dope brands for my blog and FBL Bloggers, I am launching a cosmetic line and other projects. This too shall pass boo, and I will get up there in the career ladder. Seriously Mercedes Benson  and Flow are inspirations to me. 


Not to mention, I learnt to appreciate myself, who I date especially! I disucss this more in another post on the 17th March. But I realised, that if you focus on people that do not appreciate you, it will just wear on your self esteem after a while.  I am also taking a break. I am off to Lanzarote tomorrow and Berlin at the end of March and tbh, I cannot wait to let my mind just relax! Reboot and come with what I love to do.


Finally, I am trying to dress in a way that uplifts me. You never know the power that fashion has to your self esteem! I wanted to feel like the sassy me again, so I chose these red boots that the team over at EGO gifted me. It was a total accident that I paired my red beret and red lippie with the outfit. It was even more of a coincidence that my outfit matched London Waterloo station! I really felt that I was my sassy self again! I also got so many compiments from  passers by, so thank you. Although, these will most defintely be my din ner boots they are too nice and a bit high for day wear for me. But I love them :)

I guess the road to success or my walk to greatness will take a bit of time. I just need to work on being the best possible me I can be. 


EGO Shoes sponsored this post and gifted the shoes


Saturday, 10 February 2018


Embracing who you are is something that isn't that easy for everyone to do. We all have insecurities on what we look like, what we do, our beliefs. With societies ideals challenging the essence of who we should be vs who we are,  is something that really baffles all of us. So how do we embrace who we are, and be unapologetic about it? I explore this in today's post.


Step 1: Understand that you are not perfect, you are you.

As much as I hate to admit it, I always had this perception of perfection. I had to be the best, look the best, feel the best. Anything short of that was a failure. If you know me, I am pretty laid back, so I wasn't a neurotic person who obsessed over every little thing. It was the way I did things, and my work, how I looked and everything I did was on point. Most things went my way, 80% of the time. Whenever it didn't, such as not getting that first job, even though I had what they required, or maybe not doing well on a test, even though I studied. Or not getting that guy, even though it seemed I could get him. It baffled me, hurt more than it should. It made me question myself, and what I believed. I had been challenged in a way I had never been before, and I am glad this happened earlier on in my life.

I came to realize that sometimes it isn't you, sometimes even if you do the RIGHT things, life won't always go your way. There are other factors, that affect these things. Maybe the path you want isn't for you. Maybe you just weren't what someone wanted in a relationship and job situation for example. You know what? That is life. Negative things that we go through, they don't make you less of a person, but help to build your character. In my short 27 years, I like the idea of not being perfect, I like the idea of taking a risk, knowing that I might fail. I like the fact that I am me, and I embrace all that I am. Do you know why? There is only one me, and there is only one you.

Step 2: Understand that not everyone is gonna like you, so don't worry cause they are ediats.

Ok, maybe describing people who don't like you as ediats (idiots) is a little immature ( sticks tongue out) but I low key stick by it. Listen some people won't like you, I am talking about the people who don't like you for no reason at all. I am talking about those people that even if you bring cakes into the office after your holiday, and personally hand them one and place it on their desk; with Michelin style precision.They have the confidence to still side eye you in the canteen line. THOSE PEOPLE...  won't like you. They can't explain it... and you reading this you aren't perfect yourself ( refer to step 1) you also don't like people for no reason at all. I am a nice person, get along with A LOT of people, but there are a lot of people on my I can't be bothered list. It is give and take babes. So you know what you do when someone doesn't like you? You sip your tea and keep it moving. Don't dwell on it, because when they go to bed, they aren't thinking about you... keeping it moving and eat some cake. Cake is tasty, cake appreciates you.



Step 3: Live your best life.

Life is short, life is hard. So don't stress and live your best life. Go on that holiday, ask that guy or girl you have been preeing ( watching) out. Order that creams from Uber eats without judgement. Live your best life babes!

I hope you all realise that you are amazing as you are! Much love Jess :)

Wednesday, 24 January 2018


As I love to be creative, one of my new projects has been YouTube! I started my channel as a way to show you who I was and a way to channel my sadness, into something creative. Over the years, I have made videos here and there and stopped as carrying a huge camera around became impracticable and it made sense for me to use my phone and edit on the go. My vlog series the Bloggerprenuer showcases the raw in the moment, moments of my life being a blogger and an entrepreneur. I show how to create this quickly and easily!

The tools:

Quite simply, to get started you need a little bit of creativity and your smartphone. All smartphones are pretty good these days, so don't stress too much about which phone you should get. Now I film my videos on two smartphones (My LG G5 and iPhone 6S.. what can I say I am a baller lol!) I also have an iphone Touch which I have captured footage on. They are all pretty good, but Apple's camera for front facing imagery is second to none. This hurts my soul to say this as #teamandroid. Whereever, you film, save all content onto the cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive etc). Even Snapchat, and Instagram videos, save all of it as they will be useful for the next step.

You could also use a Smartphone mic, remote etc, if you are taking your videos to the next stage. But even using what you have already, without the frills allows you to create amazing content.

Story board

Maybe it is the organiser in me, but I always have a mental stroy board of what I am going to show in my vlogs. If you like to write things down, make a quick story board of what your video will include. Highlight, the beginning, middle and end of your video and bullet point the key footage you will include in this, type of music and even graphics. Let me tell you this is a time saver, and saves you from sifting through footage. Also organise your footage into folders, so it is easier to locate and drop them into your video.

Create your graphics

Once you've successfully created your storyboard. You next create your graphics and thumbnails you want to include in your video. Remember to create thumbnails that are engaging and give a summary of what your video is about. This is something I am learning as a newbie YouTuber, as engagement will be higher. If you aren't a photoshop whizz, you can use to create truly breathtaking graphics, in a split second!

Just an update, Canva is now available on iphone and Android, just go to the Play and Apple Store and create on the go.

Time to create your video

Since putting out my second vlog, I have moved onto editing my videos using Filmora, for desktop. They also have an App too. However, for total beginners, I used the iMovie app, which comes with most Apple devices. For Android users, I recommend the Filmora App. Assuming you've storyboarded and created your graphics, all you need to do is drag and drop you footage and imagery into the timeline. What I tend to do is add all my footage undedited first, then edit by trimming, cutting and muting if I need to. I add music and text last, as they are just finishing touches and not a necessity.

If you want a live video of me using iMoie or editing videos on the go, I can do that. Or simply watch Shameless Maya's video, literally a 5 year old can do it.It is so easy! 

When you have finished your video share it on your social media channels to generate awareness. I would also like, comment and generally engage on videos you like to get engagement on your channel. One thing I have played with is Facebook paid promotion, as the algorithm on Facebook, gets harder to compete without using paid promotion. I just promoted my videos with a max £6 to my target audience using Facebook ads, to increase reach.

If you are a blogger, I would highly recommend creating a quick post around your video and embedding it in the post. Then use the URL from the post, to promote on Facebook especially. Facebook, doesn't seem to like YouTube links but Blog links it does. So that is a little tip too!

Pros and Cons of using iMovie

iMovie, is fab and very good for basic andd effective videos. If you're busy like me, a beginner or on a budget use this app. You'll find however, that is basic than your other editors, especially as it is on a Smartphone and this goes for any other film editing app. As you progress, you will find that desktop apps or progress offer more options, but we all have to start somewhere!

So there you go, a comprehensive guide to creating a video, not just for YouTube but in general. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below.
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