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Ashley James  πŸŽ™ Presenter & DJ 🎧 1 half of @bittersweetdjs πŸ’ͺ🏼Founder of @egaliteeshirts πŸ‘ΈπŸΌ No image retouching πŸ’Œ dan@84world.com πŸ“PR: hannahs@hannahsaunder

Can someone help me adult? 🌡
I'm trying to make my new home super green mainly for aesthetic reasons but also to keep the air clean but I don't really know an awful lot about plants. I keep walking to Battersea flower station and then wandering around aimlessly. If it's nearly winter, is it worth buying outdoor plants for my patio or will they die? If I keep cactii in the bathroom, will there be too much moisture for them? Which plants are best for purifying the air? So many questions. Am I turning really boring since getting a house, lol? 🌴 #clueless #doubledenim

I love Mondays - it's like a fresh start. Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. I like setting myself goals for the week to keep me motivated and on track, mine this week are to write some blog posts (like the one about hair products that have helped my damaged hair I've been promising you for months), do a new mix with @charlottedecarle for our @bittersweetdjs page, and keep trying to embrace the changing seasons with positivity. Thank you for all your advice with that by the way: loads of you said the colours so I've gone for Autumnal eyeshadow. What are your goals for the week? Let's make it count. πŸ˜πŸ‚ #mondaymotovation #autumn

Putting my best foot forward. @palladium_boots πŸ€ΈπŸΌβ€β™€οΈ
I usually get the fear when Autumn creeps in as I hate the cold and the thought of having seven months of winter ahead. However, we've had an amazing summer and I'm trying to embrace the changing seasons. Help me, what do you love about Autumn and winter? πŸβ„οΈ
PS: my new trainers are actually the comfiest ever, bring on Autumn walks in Battersea Park. #autumn #PalladiumBoots

Cheers to the frickin' weekend! ❀️
Tonight I'm having a little housewarming to celebrate my new home. I still don't have any sofas, but other than that it's starting to take shape! Just waiting on my boyfriend aka @fantasticservices to come and remove all of the boxes I've gathered from my patio! I paid for this service by the way, (just saying because j realise I talk about them ALL the time) however they did come and hang all my pictures for me as a gift the other day and gave me a promo code for you guys to get a discount:Β https://accounts.fantasticservices.com/referral/ashlj41?Β 
Anyway, have a lovely weekend you fabulous lot! πŸ’‹

Tonight I'm DJ'ing for @smeg_uk and look at this fridge they just revealed! 😍😍😍
They've collaborated with Disney to celebrate 90 years since Mickey Mouse was created and there's only 90 of them in the world. Best believe I'm trying to get my hands on one whilst I spin tunes. *redesigns entire kitchen to make it work* πŸ™‹πŸΌβ€β™€οΈ (or do I get the pink fridge?)
So in love with this collaboration, two of my favourite brands combined. Also it's pure coincidence I dressed a bit like Minnie Mouse. ❀️ #mickey90 #disneyxsmeg #disney

I read today in the Guardian that only 25% of young women and girls describe themselves as happy and social media is to blame.
I'll be honest I find it hard to strike a healthy balance between connecting with you guys, it being a part of my job and then not comparing myself or stalking exes πŸ˜…πŸ˜… I follow amazing people but when I deleted it during my solo travels to Mexico and during my stint in CBB I didn't miss it.
I'd be interested to know if you guys find social media a positive or negative space? Leave a πŸ‘ŽπŸ» or πŸ‘πŸ» (or both) and let me know how you've learnt a healthy relationship if you have.
I try to always be honest, only do paid work with brands if I genuinely like it and would want to promote it to you guys as something I would use or buy myself, and of course don't retouch my imagery or alter my appearance. Is there anything else I can do or content I could share that would make you feel like it's a more realistic and honest space?
Finally, if you'd like some "real" or inspirational accounts I'd recommend following: @iammelwells @felicityhayward @gracewoodward @daniellevanier @jameelajamilofficial @i_weigh @vixmeldrew @vickypattison @staceysolomon (if I think of others I'll add them as there's loads!). Maybe comment with the accounts you find uplifting.
Anyway, somewhat unrelated I got sent this @marksandspencer vest and pant set claiming to be the most comfortable and jheeze I wasn't expecting to be so comfortable. I recommend getting them or at least just touching them πŸ˜‚

Tonight I'm DJ'ing for the Sure Sweat.Style.Social event for @sure x @reebokwomen meaning no matter how much I make people dance we'll all be fresh! What tunes get you on the dancefloor? πŸ˜€πŸ’ƒπŸΌ
The event is promoting Sure's new Invisible Antibacterial Anti-Perspirant which @daniellepeazer judy told me doesn't leave white marks on your clothes, which is quite frankly game changing because I nearly always get marks on my tops! πŸ˜… #SurexReebok #ad #sweatstylesocial

Remember when I did the Zero Squad campaign for @slimlinewine? Well I'm cooking my first meal in my house tonight for my friend @styleisleirl, so naturally we needed to celebrate (Monday Shmonday)... And look what I found in Tesco? Slim Wine ! 🍾
It's now available in over 800 Tesco stores, which makes me so happy that you guys can get access to it easily! It's the first ever Zero Sugar wine and it honestly tastes amazing - I prefer the sparkling ones over prosecco as they're less sweet! Can't recommend them enough, honestly everyone I've given it to so far has loved it! Id love to know what you think if you try it! πŸ₯‚ AD #zerosquad #zerosugar

Let's talk skin care. πŸ‘ΆπŸΌ
Sleeping on sofas the last few weeks took its toll on my skin, and as you know I've felt flat and a bit gross. @sanctuaryspa asked me to collaborate with them on their 1 minute daily glow face mask, and it's honestly made my skin radiant again. You only need to apply it for 60 seconds and it polishes your skin and leaves it softer. The exfoliator is soft enough you can use it daily - I personally use it at night before my night cream. I took this image immediately after using it so you can see how my skin looks makeup free. ❀️ AD #itsfacetime

Someone took this photograph of me DJ'ing at Lingfield Park last night and I think it captures perfectly how much I love DJ'ing! πŸ˜€ (Tag yourself so I can credit)
Can't wait to get behind the decks for Fresher's Week at Brunel University tonight! Woo I get to party on a Sunday! I remember my first fresher's night at King's so well! 🎧❀️

Daydream, I fell asleep beneath the flowers. πŸ’
I just watched one of my favourite designers @preenbythorntonbregazzi show and it was absolutely breathtaking, I mean look at this location!
My dress is one of theirs for their collection with @debenhams and I am absolutely in love with it (and most of the rest of the collection, it's worth checking out online). Also thank you for my bohemian hairstyle @secretspauk ❀️ AD: #doabitofDebenhams #doabitofLFW #LFW

Take me to church! β›ͺ
Tonight at the @julienmacdonald show. Dont think I've ever had so many compliments about a dress I've worn. It's @julienmacdonald for @debenhams and it's knitwear, which is perfect for this winter chill that's creeping in. Check out my story to see the insane collection and also I SAW WINNIE HARLOW IN THE FLESH! What a beauty!! ❀️😻 AD #doabitofDebenhams #doabitofLFW #LFW @DebenhamsPRTeam

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