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Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Guest Post: Killing Time

Coat - Charity Shop
Dress - Missguided
Choker - Urban Outfitters
Shoes - Doc Martens
Rings - Covent Garden and Spitalfields Markets
Lipstick - Maybelline Colour Drama in Berry Much

Hello! My name is Jade and the lovely Chelsea has let me write a little bit about myself on her blog. We went to Leadonhall market to take these pictures, which we had both never been to before. It turned out to be very pretty indeed and I would recommend a visit! 
I am myself, a bit of a shopaholic - BUT to justify it I’m always on the hunt for some good bargains. This Missguided dress I bought on offer (they always seem to have offers on which lure me into buying too much) about 6 months ago and I still really love it. I find it’s great for nights out as well as during the day. This coat is a recent purchase from a charity shop I spotted on my way back from work. It was a bargain at £15! I always go to charity and vintage shops for my coats as I find you can get really good brands at good prices. This does mean though, that my coat collection has grown a ridiculous amount over the past few years. You can never have too many black coats right?!
The Doc Martens I’ve had for about 3 years and wear them almost daily! They have worn so well and survived two band tours (they smell bloody awful though). I always generally add a few rings to spice things up and throw in a dark lip for good measure.
So apart from being a shopaholic I am also a musician. My band DOLLS have recently released a single called 'Killing Time'. We are hosting a launch party on Friday 28th November at the Betsey Trotwood, London. Have a little look! I would love to hear what you all think.
Find DOLLS on Facebook.

Love Jade


Monday, 24 November 2014

Voucher Codes Swap Shop

Recently I attended the Voucher Codes swap shop, it was such a fun event. I took my friend Jade with me, we had cocktails whilst we browsed the rails and snacked on mac n cheese after the flurry of the swap shop open! 

Jade got her lips done all glittery, it was so pretty!! I wish I had mine done really but I was too busy with my mac n cheese from Anna Maes.

We were also in the video that they filmed of the evening which you can check out below.

I wasn't prepared for how quick eveyone was going to be with the rails so I didn't get such amazing pieces as others I spotted but it's down to the basic 'you snooze you loose'. Having said that I did bag some amazing goodies, the hat is from Topshop which is my favourite piece! I got a few oversized shirts which are perfect for work, plus some extra pieces in the goodie bags. 

A big thank you to Voucher Codes for the invite and to Dorothy Perkins and Boden for the goodie bags :)

Chelsea Jade

Sunday, 23 November 2014

60% Off ASOS Winter Goodies!

So ASOS have up to 60% off some of their winter woolies, which you can shop here. I've selected some of my favourite pieces from the sale above, I may treat myself to some new boots for the cooler weather. I know alot of you probably do but make sure you follow ASOS on social media as they do this type of flash sale or promo on sundays for 24 hours. So you have until midday tomorrow to snap these bargains up!

Find ASOS on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date if you don't already!

Chelsea Jade

Saturday, 22 November 2014

M&S Summer Preview 2015

Marks and Spencer is a place I like to venture into for their shoes, handbags and the occasional 2 salads for £3 deal, with the clothes tending to be a little, shall we say, frumpy. That is not to say that I've never purchased any clothes from there before, they do have some amazing pieces but it is clear that they have an older demographic for their target audience. 

M&S have now unveiled their summer collection which has a real 70's vibe which is a trend seen on the catwalk from the likes of House of Holland, Tommy Hilfiger and Prada. There are some stunning dresses and I think I need the pink trousers to add a pop of colour to my winter wardrobe but sadly this is only a preview the collection will be in store and online in February 2015. 

So when you pop in for a bag of Percy Pig sweets go have a little browse of the rails, you may be surprised!

Chelsea Jade

Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Caseapp Ipad Case + Giveaway

Caseapp contacted me recently to see if I wanted to create my own case. I decided to treat myself to a new ipad case and opted for a 'No Face' image.

The quality of the print is so much better than I had hoped. It clips to the side of the ipad perfectly and is really lightweight so it's not going to make your handbag any heavier! The delivery was super speedy too which is always a plus. You can play around on the website and upload your own photos to create your ideal phone case or ipad cover, it's a great way to personalise your technology!

Caseapp have kindly offer you ladies and gentlemen the chance to create your own case. The winner will be sent a unique code to use online.

It is coming up to Christmas now so even if you don't have an ipad or one of the handsets required you could create the perfect Christmas gift!! 

Chelsea Jade

Sunday, 9 November 2014

Bargain Beauty Basics: MUA

Recently I have been lacking in funds and of course I ran out of most of my make up at the same time, inevitable. So I decided to try out some more MUA products as the blusher is one of my favourites. So I managed to get foundation, powder and mascara for £6! I've been using them for two weeks now so I thought I would take the opportunity to let you guys know what I think should you find yourself needing make up on a budget!

I was pleasantly surprised by the Matte Perfect Foundation which I used in 'Fair'. It has a better coverage than the Rimmel + Sleek foundations I had previously been using. It does last a whole day, though it does have more of a dewy look than a matte look. The main disadvantage to this product is that there seems to be only 3 shades available so there it's unlikely that you will find an exact match. 

The Pressed Powder has the same limitation in that it only has 4 shades available, I used shade 1 so the lightest shade but it is a touch darker than my usual Collection Powder. In terms of coverage it is just as good as any other powder I have used and as long lasting. So if there is a shade for you I'd recommend trying it out, even if you just need a spare whilst out and about. 

The Mosaic blush is something that I love and is a permanent piece in my makeup bag. It has a shimmer to it which gives a similar look to using highlighter on the cheekbone. I don't use alot but just enough to add a bit of colour and shimmer to my cheekbones. At just £2.50 I can't think of a reason you shouldn't try it out!

The Lash Boom mascara I found to be quite clumpy to begin with, after a few uses the clumps seemed to go. The wand is a little difficuly to use as it bends at the end so I have had many eyelid meets mascara issues. It does last most of the day and held out in the rain last week but it isn't anything special so I wouldn't really recommend it becuase I know for just a few pounds extra you can get a much better quality mascara from the likes of Rimmel London or Max Factor.

Overall I am pretty impressed with the quality of the products for the price but I will be going back to some of my usual products come pay day. The foundation and blusher will be here to stay for a little while longer though.

Let me know what you think to any MUA products! Or if you'd like to see any other beauty reviews from a beauty novice

Chelsea Jade