Sunday, 9 October 2011

Post break up shop

Hi Lovelies,

I have had a horrendous couple of weeks resulting in my 5 and a half year relationship coming to an end :(. So to take my mind off things I did what all girls do, retail therapy! Shopping is all I ever seem to do but this time I had a reason. And I didn't go too crazy either, well done me.  So yesterday me and my mum had a little nosey in town and I thought I would show you what I picked up.

It appears that I went a little cosy crazy! But I love my new bits. The cardigan is my absolute favourite thing in my wardrobe at the minute. Its nice and bright unlike a lot of the things in my wardrobe at the minute. I feel it will brighten up my mood in my sad phase. Its from H&M (my favourite shop ever!!) and it was £29.99, not bad. 

The Scarf is so long and thick and warm. Beautiful! Also from H&M for £19.99. Then finally my little boots. I seriously have a boot obsession, I am more than aware of this, but I don't own any like this. They are lined with wool (fake of course) and are soooo comfy! These were from New Look and cost £29.99.

Thanks for reading 

Love Jade xx

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Babyliss Big Hair - My new best friend

Hi Lovelies,

I have a review for you today, for a new hair tool that is in my life. As you can see from the title this is definitely a positive review, I love this thing!

I have wanted the Babyliss Big Hair for some time now after seeing a few reviews and you tube videos about this, however I didn't really want to spend £45 on a tool that I haven't actually tried first. So a couple of weeks ago I was merrily shopping in Asda, as you do, and I saw this on offer for £35. Well I had to have it, thats a £10 saving - You know me and a bargain, i'm powerless.

Ramble over...

Below is a picture of my hair as it normally looks after blasting with the hair drier. Clearly I cannot leave the house like this, so I will use my GHD after this stage to tame my crazy mop.
 After GHD's - Much less scary

Now as you can see from the above photos, my hair is in terrible condition after being a bleach blonde for 5 years prior to taking the plunge and dying in brown. So using straighteners on it every time I wash my hair is not ideal.

This is a photo of my hair after blow drying with the Big Hair - ahhh so big and bouncy. I love the feeling of coming out of a hairdressers after having a blow dry, this tool creates exactly the same effect. Basically this is saving me money!
Apologies for the lack of makeup! 

I'd love to know if any of you have tried this and what you think of it! Also Asda are still selling the Babyliss Big Hair for £35 here if your interested in buying!

Thanks for reading

Love Jade xx

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

So I picked up some Nail Polish...

Hi Lovelies,

So I was in Boots today and I picked up some nail polishes from Barry M. Well it is 3 for 2 at the minute, it would be rude not too!

Here are the little beauties...
** 304 - Mint Green **
** 305 - Pink Flamingo **
** 317 - Blue Moon **

Can you believe that only a couple of months ago I never painted my nails and I only owned one red nail polish - before the blog addiction began. Now I am the proud owner of 13 polishes!! Not exactly hundreds but good going for a couple of months.

I chose to go for the Mint Green for today, its my new fav!

How many polishes do you own and what is your favorite?

Thanks for reading
Love Jade xx

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tuesday Summary...

Hi Lovelies,

I have decided that I am going to do a summary post each week, I really enjoy reading these kind of posts on blogs because I like that you can get to know a bit more about the blogger. So I thought why not do one on mine!

I am going to do some reviews this week as I have a couple of things I am dying to talk about!

The past few weeks have been quite a hectic. I've been shopping, eating, spending time with family and friends, and getting myself ready for Uni next week, Oh and I also got a new semi-permanent tattoo!

Here are some pictures to sum up my week...

Thanks for reading

Love Jade xx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Dedicated to my new boots

Hi lovelies,

Hope your having a great weekend in spite of the dreadful weather.

Today I just wanted to share with you my new love that I purchased this week. My new boots.

Ta Dahh......
So after seeing these in my local H&M I loved them instantly. However, seen as I am trying to not spend any money, I begrudgingly walked away. I then saw these whilst out with my mum in another H&M (I swear I wasn't specifically searching for them) and they were there, almost with an angel like glow surrounding them. Again I walked away after the hints to my mum didn't work. So this week I went to the Trafford Centre, this being the third H&M store I had been to, I decided that if they had them in my size, it was meant to be. So here they are! yay. I haven't even told you the best bit, they were £29.99! Bargain.

They will be great with all Jeans, skirts and tights, dresses, just everything really.

Obviously I had to wear these the next day, so I thought I would show you a quick look at what I wore it with. I apologise for the awful pictures - note to self: must buy tripod and proper camera!
 I'd just like to say that I am aware that I have a problem with shopping, and I am also aware that I seem to have an addiction to boots lately but I just can't say no.

Hope you enjoyed and thanks for reading.

Love Jade xx

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Make-up of the night

 Hi Lovelies

I went out for a meal with my family the other night so I just thought I would share with you my make-up for the night. As we were only going for a meal I didn't want to go too dark or extreme with my make up so its quite a neutral eye and I threw on some red lippy in the end to jazz it up a little.

What I wore:

Clinique - Redness Solution Makeup
Estee Lauder - Double Wear Concealer
Bare Minerals - Mineral Veil
Sleek - Contour Kit
Estee Lauder - Shadow (Wild Sable Matte 04) on brows

Elf - Blush and Bronzer Compact (I used the blusher all over the lid and then the bronzer in the crease. I also added a darker brown shadow just on the outer corner of the eye).
Loreal - Super Liner Carbon Gloss
Max Factor - Liquid Effect Pencil
Borjoir - Volume Fast and Perfect Rotating Mascara

Barry M - Shade 151 Sunset

I absolutely love all of these products and I use them on a daily basis. I am planning on doing a favorite makeup post soon (it's on my trusty 'to blog' list) so I will go into detail about these products and why they are so bloomin fabulous!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

Thank-you for reading :-)

Love Jade xx

Thursday, 8 September 2011

My recent purchases...

Hi again!

I just wanted to say a big thank-you for following my blog. I have five followers already, i'm so excited. I actually squealed out loud when I saw - is that really sad? I'm sorry that I'm a bit slow in doing a second post, I had a fallout with my blogger, lets just say it deleted my post and things got ugly and there was swearing involved!

Okay so on with the post. Over the past couple of weeks I seem to have gone a little mental with shopping. Considering I have no money until I get my student loan at the end of the month, I perhaps should not have bought anything at all this month, however, its always the case that when I have money to spend I see nothing I want and then when I don't have a penny I see everything! So, the woman with little self control that I am, I have seen so many things that I feel that i genuinely NEED in my life. Then somehow the next thing I know i'm prancing around my bedroom in my new threads - Dam you student overdraft. My excuse reason for purchasing the following is that it is going to be getting chilly soon, I'm going back to uni in a couple of weeks and they are all practical purchses.

First things first...
Black Knitted Cardigan - £14.99!! - H&M
 As you will notice from the next couple of items, I am really loving H&M at the minute. I am trying to avoid that shop for a few weeks now because I just can't seem to stop myself from buying things especially when they are bargain prices - I am aware that I have a problem.

When this baby called me over in the store, I loved it, but when I tried it on I loved it even more. The fit is so lovely and flattering. I now want to go back and buy one in brown. They are great for autumn and winter to keep my snug and warm.

Black Skater Dress - £14.99 - H&M

This dress caught my eye as it reminded me of one I saw in Zara a while ago but at more than half the price. I innocently tried it on with no intention of purchasing due to the lack of money, as you do, but I just couldn't put it back! It's such a lovely thick material, perfect for winter and uni with tights and boots.

I want it in nude too!
Grey Blazer Coat - £34.99 - H&M

This coat thingamabob will be great for when it gets a bit colder, I just thought it was a bit different than anything I own and it fits really well.
Blue Dress - £30.00 - Zara (TRF collection)

Ohh I love this...

Okay so not practical for everyday but for a night out its great! I saw loads of things in the TRF collection that I wanted, but I restrained and just bought this one thing, well done Jade!

I have also bought a few things from Primark lately too so I'm going to do a separate post on just Primark with clothes accessories etc! I'm a little bit dangerous in Primark, as you may have guessed, I have no self control when it comes to a bargain. I just love a good deal.

Anyway, I hope you like my purchases :-). Thanks for reading

Love Jade xx

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Here goes nothing...

Hello there,

Welcome to my shiny new blog! After being introduced by my lovely friend Nicola (Nicolavc86) to the blogging world, I have become somewhat obsessed with reading many many blogs. Soooo I have decided to start my own and so, as the title reads, here goes nothing...

Okay, so my first post is just a quickie to say Hi! I am so excited to get stuck in writing my blog, I will be doing all sorts of posts such as products reviews, things I like, hate and all the things in between (yes I even have a list - i'm such a list lover).

For now I will just add a few pictures to sum up my VERY lazy week which has consisted of dog sitting, sleeping, eating anything and everything, sleeping a bit more, baking, shopping online, my new boots (yay) and a girly night in with my lovely friend Nicola:

The brown boots are from River Island and the black boots are from Miss Guided, after seeing more or less the same boots in river island for a small fortune I had to have these for a bargain price of £27.99!

And so this concludes my first blog post! Whooo I finally did it!

Thank you so much for reading

Love Jade x