Happy 1st December! Christmas SURPRISE- Guess what I'm doing?!


Hi everyone,

So I know I said this in my November Newsletter yesterday, but I cannot BELIEVE we are now into the last month of 2016!! Where the HELL has this past year gone?!?! I’ve had the craziest, happiest and best year of my life, and I’m actually a little sad that this year feels like it’s ending so soon, although I have already started travel planning for 2017 and am looking forward to seeing what the new year will bring. As I mentioned in my Instagram post earlier on, and it’s the 1st of December today, the first day of this year’s Christmas Countdown, I thought I would launch something brand new for my blog – I’ve never done it before, so let’s see how it goes…

I’m doing a




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I am sooo excited about this as I’ve never ran any kind of giveaway/competition before on my blog! I thought it would be nice to do something different and, now that I’m in true festive mode, I thought I’d give a little something back to one of YOU, my lovely readers, to say thank you for being amazing and reading my blog!

Last Christmas I got given not one but TWO copies of The Lonely Planet’s  Best Ever Photography Tips and I’m giving one away to one of YOU lovely lot!


This is a brilliant book filled with tips and tricks aplenty and would make a fab stocking filler this Christmas! I’ll also throw in a little treat or two for the prize winner, so you’ll get an extra surprise when you open your parcel!




As well as top travel photography tips and page after page of stunning shots, the book also gives advice on capturing the best landscapes, close ups and night time images, perfect if you’re always on the move or, if like me, you’re a total photography novice!




So, I know you’re all DYING to know how you can take part in this, and it is oh so simple. To enter my 2016 Christmas Giveaway, all you have to do is Like my Facebook page  – once my page has reached 500 Likes  I’ll announce the winner (the 500th person to like the page) and will post your prize to you – it couldn’t be simpler!

What are you waiting for? Take part in my Festive Giveaway now – it’s officially OPEN! Go go go!

Can’t wait to see who the winner is!

Love Jess x


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Product review: Collaborating with Cheerz


Hi everyone,

As part of my job as a blogger I often get contacted by companies asking to promote their products/services on my website and social channels and, before I went away to America in June, I was approached by  Cheerz, a unique photo printing company, to review some of their photography products. Being an avid selfie-taker/spot-a-photo-op-anywhere-and-everywhere kinda gal I absolutely JUMPED at the chance to collaborate with them, and get my hands on some of their fab products!

About the brand

In case you haven’t heard of them before, Cheerz are an online photo printing service turning your phone snaps into cute little prints in just a few clicks. They offer a whole host of cool and quirky products, from fridge magnets and posters to classic prints and Polaroid’s, all of which can be printed and ordered onsite, or via the Cheerz app, in a matter of minutes.



I was asked to choose two products to review and promote on my site so I opted for the fridge magnets and the Cheerz box; 30 Polaroid prints in a cute little carry case. I actually chose to wait until after I returned from my America trip last month as I knew I’d have TONNES of photos that I wanted to print!

The ordering process

Ordering your prints couldn’t be easier, especially if you have a smartphone or a tablet and you’ve downloaded the free app from the app store. I actually used my phone to order the products, but I used the internet site instead of the app as I have no storage on my phone to download another app!! Sort it out Jess..


Anyway, as I said, the ordering process was super quick and easy and I was able to sort my prints out in a matter of minutes. It helps if you know which photos you want to print before you start the process, as I had to go back and forth on my camera roll a few times, but it doesn’t take long at all to start uploading. Depending on what product you choose, you can select and upload a set amount of images to print and can then add text to the image if you wish. Once you’ve added to your basket you can select your delivery method (standard or express) and then, once payment is made, your order will be processed and your products will be on their way to you!

The products

I was so impressed with the products I received, they were great quality and looked fantastic! The polaroid prints were super cute and I loved the glossy finish on each one. I’m planning to hang up a map of America on my wall and pop the polaroid’s on there, one on each state that I visited! Polaroid’s are a really great way of printing photos and they’d make a lovely gift to someone.


The magnets were also adorable and the square box finish to each one was quirky and really makes them stand out on the fridge. The quality is great and I love that they come in boxes of nine, perfect when arranging them in a square style! Again, these would make a really unique present for your friends and family and I’d 100% recommend them.


As well as magnets and Polaroid’s, Cheerz also offers classic 6×4 prints, photo strips, invitations, wall posters, a range of photo albums and a DIY photo book. I actually ordered the DIY photo book separately for my parents recent Silver Wedding Anniversary gift and they loved it! I printed the Polaroid’s and stuck them in the book, adding my own little comments as I went. Mum & Dad loved the book and it’s something they’ve never received before – such a cute little gift!

DIY photo book

The service

I couldn’t fault the service I received from Cheerz, both orders I placed were seamless and stress-free and the products arrived within 2-4 days using standard delivery. You can pay extra for express next day delivery if you’re short on time, but otherwise the standard delivery is pretty speedy!


Cheerz send you emails regularly to update you on your order; they send a confirmation of your order, a notification once the product has been dispatched, and then a follow up one to make sure you received your product ok. They are big on their social channels and can be contactable easily by Twitter/Facebook etc if need be, otherwise their email responses are pretty speedy as well.

Promo.. A little gift for YOU!

Now that I’ve received my lovely products I thought I’d share a little treat with you all – something for me, something for you, right?! That’s right, I have a snazzy discount code to share with you so that you can save some money on your Cheerz orders! Head over to their site, or the app, place your order and enter the code JESS75 at the check out to receive £4 off your order*! Don’t say I don’t treat you 😉   (*minimum spend of £8)



A big thank you to Cheerz for allowing me to collaborate with you – I love the products and will highly recommend them to my readers, followers and my friends and family! You definitely put the fun factor back into photo printing!

Have you ever used Cheerz before? Are you going to use them now that I’ve given you a cheeky discount code?! Let me know – I’d love to hear from you and see your prints!

Love Jess x

NB. As you can probably tell, I was sponsored by Cheerz for this post and was sent the complimentary products to review and promote but all views are my own.


Just ordered my first set of retro prints off @cheerz – thanks guys! Product review coming soon on the blog! 📸

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