Sunday, 8 November 2015

A Festive Burberry Lipstick Review



Call me predictable but to me it's just not Christmas unless I'm wearing a red lip and with December swiftly approaching I thought it about time that I go on the hunt for this years lead up to Christmas red! 

After a few hours of raiding my local high street, scrolling through google and looking at countless swatches I decided that 'Pink Azalea' by Burberry was going to be this years festive fav! - Well for me at least :)

I've been wearing the lipstick for the past couple of days so I thought I would give you a quick run down of my thoughts so far.

Colour - Santa suit red, bold yet not too bright.
Texture - Light, creamy & hydrating.
Lasting power - Fab! Lasts a good 3-4 hours before needing a touchup & no bleeding!
Packaging - Elegant, classy & really sturdy.
Price - A little pricey at £26.50 but I wouldn't expect any less from Burberry.

Overall I'm super chuffed with my purchase and I'm really excited to wear it during the lead up to christmas :)

Let me know what festive lippy's you're looking forward to wearing this year?

Lots of love
Jade xxx
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Sunday, 4 October 2015

A Woodland Walk: Autumn OOTD


Hello Everyone :)

Today I decided to make the most of the lovely weather and take a walk through the woods with my gorge boyfee.

I decided to bring along my camera so that I could take a few snaps and also share with you what I wore <3

Grey Top - Primark
Scarf - Primark
Ripped knee jeans - Topshop
Boots - Marks & Spencer
Backpack & Necklace - Kate Spade
Watch - Michael Kors

I hope you beautes are having a fab weekend :) Let me know what you've been up to below?!

Lots of love
Jade xxx
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Sunday, 27 September 2015

My First Cake Bake!


 Like the majority of the UK I've become utterly sucked in by the Great British Bake Off. So much so that today I decided to take the plunge and bake a cake for the first time ever!

Now I know you're probably thinking how is it that I'm in my twenties and I've only just done this? Well to be totally truthful I thought exactly the same! 

It sounds ridiculous but I've always felt a little nervous when it came to the idea of baking. When I was a kid it would always be something that my Mum and little Sister did together, so I guess I just kind of thought that type of thing wasn't really for me and that I would be a much better cake taster than baker ;) However after watching a few weeks of GBBO and reading a couple of Mary Berry's recipes I thought what the heck I'll give it a go!

So the cake... I decided to try my hand at a Victoria Sponge because they are one of my fav's and I'd read that they are pretty simple for beginners.

The recipe I used was super easy to follow and I actually found it on the BBC website written by the lovely Mary Berry herself (If you'd like to give it a go the click HERE to be taken to the site)

I thought since it was my first cake I would just stick to showing you the snaps I took whilst I was making it because it would be silly to give you a step by step guide when I merely just followed the above recipe and it would be mean to take credit for something I didn't write myself! 

I just wanted to say that I really enjoyed baking it. It was so much fun to try something different and get creative - it also actually tasted really scrummy (if i do say so myself) My lovely Grandma & Dad came over for an afternoon of board games and both scoffed 2 slices each!

I know you may be reading this and thinking this is a bit of a pointless post but I kind of want to change my blog to be somewhat of an online diary where I can document little bits and bobs of my day to day life and share stories with you lovelies of what I've been up to :)

I hope you've all had a lovely Sunday and let me know in the comments if you've been watching GBBO and if so who do you want to win?

Lots of love
Jade xxx
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Saturday, 26 September 2015

New MAC Lipstick Purchase


Good evening everybod!

I've been having a little bit of bad luck over the past week or so - to give you an idea here's a lil run down p.s. you may wanna grab your mini violin; boyfee ended up in A&E and had to have emergency surgery to have his appendix removed, I got a flat tire going through the ASDA car park which meant I had to wait an hour for the RAC to pop on a spare so that I could drive it to Halfords to get a new one and THEN the flipping mechanic left black oil marks all over my cream seats!! Which meant I then had to pay out to have my seats shampoo'd :( I still feel jet lagged and to top it off I have two huge spots on my chin! 

Soooooo I felt like I deserved a little treat *squishy face* so I cracked out the beaut that is Velvet Teddy that I promised myself I wouldn't open because I was saving it for my Florida haul (that I'm yet to film) over on my YouTube Channel - Naughty me!

Today is the first day that I've worn it and I've loved it :) The shade is a warm 90's brown with a matte finish. It feels hydrating and creamy on the lips and has lasted well throughout today with minimal fading and touch ups! I'm so excited to wear it over the next few months and I definitely think it's going to become a Autumn/ Winter staple for me <3

Anyhooo sorry for the waffley moan at the start and the very short postie :/ I just fancied chatting to you beautes and well any chance to discuss lippy ;) I hope you lovelies are doing well and let me know if you've purchased any new MAC lipsticks recently?

Lots of love
Jade x
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Monday, 21 September 2015

Fleur DeForce Beauty & Event!



Hello Everybod <3

Last Thursday evening I was lucky enough to be invited to the launch party of Fleur DeForce Beauty! 

So I thought I would share with you what I got up to whilst I was there and let you have a rummage through the exciting goodie bag :) but before I get onto that, lets talk about the event.

Soooo the event was held in the gorgeous pool room of the Haymarket Hotel in London. The room was dressed beautifully in true Fleur style and was filled with a mix of YouTuber's, Bloggers and the lovely team at FeelUnique.com who hosted the event.

Whilst I was there I met up with the Lovely Faye from Fayesfix & Meg from MegsBoutique; who are honestly the loveliest girls ever! Together Faye and I checked out the new collection, took selfies and chatted with lots of other bloggers/YouTubers. We also managed to grab 5 minutes with lovely Fleur who was so super sweet and absolutely stunning might I add! I have a little Insta pic of us below which is sadly pretty bad quality :/ but I love it all the same <3



I had SO much fun at the event and actually vlogged what I got up to so if you would like to watch it click HERE to be taken to the video :)

Anyhoo at the end of the event the team at FeelUnique.com were handing out possibly one of the cutest goodie bags I've ever seen so I thought I would let you beautes have a nosey!

FDF Makeup Bag
Can we just take a moment to appreciate how flaming cute this is?! The water colour pattern, rose gold zipper and little stars - I'm in love! It feels really good quality too and is the perfect size to pop your on the go makeup into.

Eylure Lashes 'Fleur & Fabulous' - 
I'm not normally one for false lashes - mainly because I'm so crap at applying them :/ however these look so full and fabulous that I'm really excited to give them a go!

FDF Eyeshadow Quad 'Lunar Rose' -  
I haven't gotten around to using this yet however I gave the shadows a little swatch and they are SO pigmented and feel really velvety. The colour selection is gorgeous and I think they will look lovely for everyday wear or in the evening time <3

FDF Lip glosses 'Little Star' & 'Lucky Star' - 
Now I haven't gotten around to trying these out either - I've been having quite a few makeup free days! However from swatching they feel really creamy, super pigmented and they smell like sweet vanilla which is one of my all time fav scents :) They were also super hard to wash off so I have a suspicion that they're going to be pretty long lasting whoop whoop!

I just wanted to say a massive thank you to the team at FeelUnique.com and Fleur for hosting such a gorgeous event, it was the best fun I'd had in a long time and it was so exciting to see the new collection :) I can't wait to play around with all of the products and do a proper review or FOTD post!

Anyway I best be off, I really hope you guys enjoyed reading this little post <3

Lots of love
Jade xxx
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Saturday, 22 August 2015

Review: Frank Body Scrub


Good evening everybod!

Hope you all had a lovely day sunning yourselves in the beautiful weather :) 

I spent the afternoon pottering around the shops looking for the last few holiday bits I needed to pick up before my trip to Florida - less than 2 weeks to go whoop! P.s. holiday shopping wasn't as exciting as it sounds, I ended up coughing up £15 on flight socks!! I repeat £15 on SOCKS... I know they are necessary for long haul flights but geewizz are they expensive! :/ 

Anyhoo enough about my sockies; this evening I fancied chatting to you beautes about a body scrub I've been LOVING - Frank Body coffee scrub. 

No matter the season I always think it important to keep my skin exfoliated and hydrated because lets face it no one likes scaly skin now do they? No sir! So to combat the scaleys I've been using the Frank Body Scrub for the past couple of weeks and I have to say it's one of the best products I've tried in a longgg time!

Now you are probably wondering what's so good about it then? So I've put together a little product break down; starting with the pro's...

Hydrate & Exfoliate? -
 I use the scrub about 1-2 times a week and the formula leaves my skin super soft and moisturised until the next application. In fact so moisturised that that my body butters have become somewhat redundant as of recent (buh-bye butterz) The texture is quite gritty so it does feel quite tough on the skin but certainly not painful and scratchy like those horrible exfoliating gloves OUCHY!

Ingredients - 
The ingredients are actually one of my favourite parts of the scrub as they are all completely natural and vegan friendly <3 It's made up of roasted ground robusta coffee blend, cold pressed almond oil, brown sugar and sea salt. All of which say that they help scrub away flakey skin, target imperfections, soothe and moisturise and finally cleanse and clarify :) 

Packaging -
Adorbs! The brown paper packaging with the pink accents is just too cute <3


Now for the not so greats...

Scent - 
I have to say I'm not the biggest fan of the smell... It kind of reminds me of when I used to work in a coffee shop when I was 15 and would go home smelling of stale coffee :/ Scents are obviously personal preference and to be honest after I use the scrub I whack on a load of body wash anyway so I don't really smell it when I hop out of the shower :)

Messy?-
Unfortunately it's quite a messy one as it's a dry scrub, not a solid/ liquidy type, so it does have a habit of flying all over the shower making you look like you've just got home from swimming in a muddy puddle... The least messy method I've found is to rinse yourself with warm water, turn the shower off and then put a small amount of the scrub in your hand and scrubba-dub-dub all over. I then wait about 5-10 minutes or until I'm freezing and then rinse myself and my messy shower tiles off.

Claims-
Now it does claim to combat stretch marks - something of which I'm lucky to say I don't actually have (so far ) so I can't tell you whether or not it actually does that. It also says that it helps reduce the appearance of cellulite unfortunately this is something I do have (damn it) in all honesty I haven't really noticed all that much of an improvement but this could be because I haven't been using it for all that long and also because I'm partial to crisps and chocolate cake... I'll be sure to report back to you beautes if I do notice anything though :)


All in all I absolutely love the scrub and I will deffo be on the look out to try more from the Frank Body range :)

Have you tried Frank Body? If so what are your thoughts?

Love 
Jade x

*I very was kindly sent a Boohoo.com #WeAreHot essentials pack crammed with summer goodies. Frank Body was included in the pack however I was not paid or asked to write this post. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. Pinky promise :) 

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Sunday, 16 August 2015

Review: Urban Decay Naked Smoky


This week I was an extremely lucky girl and was very kindly sent the infamous Naked Smoky palette from the lovely team at Urban Decay.

Now let me just start by saying that before I got swept up into the world of YouTube and blogging I was already a HUGE fan of the UD Naked palettes! So much so that I practically begged my poor boyfriend to queue up outside Debehnams with me for over an hour each time a new one was released - soz boyfee :/

Anyway... when I heard that they were bringing out this beaute I couldn't wait to get my hands on it! I've been using it for the past couple of days so I thought I would share my thoughts :)

Colour Selection
Amazing! The palette holds 4 matte neutral shades and the rest are all shimmers. I think the twelve shadows all compliment one another flawlessly to create the the perfect smoky eye look. 

Pigmentation, Blend & Wear - 
I haven't gotten around to using all of the shades as of yet however all of the ones that I have tried so far have been incredibly pigmented, super easy to blend and have lasted a really long amount of time on the lids with minimal fading and that's without a primer!

Packaging -
I have to say that the packaging is by far my favourite out of all of the Naked palettes. It feels super sturdy and looks lovely displayed on my vanity.

Value for Money? -
I'm not going to lie and say that £38 isn't a lot of money to part with, however these shadows are worth every penny in my opinion. Each shade is completely different allowing you to create multiple looks whether it be for a night out with the girls, a date or even a natural everyday look. Also when you think about it each shade comes to just over £3 which is a fraction of the cost if you were to purchase the shades individually!

All in all I absolutely love the palette and I can't wait to start experimenting with the colours and different looks  :) 

I'm actually planning on filming a make up tutorial using the palette on my YouTube Channel over the next couple of weeks so if you'd like to see that make sure to keep an eye out!


Anyhoo I hope you lovelies enjoyed this little post and let me know what your favourite colours are from the palette?! - Mine are Smolder, Combust & High :)

Lots of love
Jade x

*Disclaimer - This palette was very kindly sent to my by Urban Decay however I have not been asked to write this post or paid to. All opinions are honest and my own - Pinky promise :)
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