Wednesday, 10 May 2017

*Miss Patisserie X Boots...

"Coffee In One Hand, Confidence In The Other..."

I was so happy when I discovered this wonderful shop a couple of years ago. Situated in one of Cardiff's many shopping arcades with one of the best window displays i've ever seen, Miss Patisserie is one of my all time favourite shops and I am so pleased that they will be launching across over 80 Boots stores with their beautiful products this May!
Charlotte launched this wonderful vegan skincare brand from her South Wales kitchen back in 2009 and now it will be featuring in one of the biggest beauty retailers in the UK.
If you want a sneak peek at some of their products then carry on reading...

Sunday, 7 May 2017

Lush Haul...

"Do What Makes Your Soul Shine..."

What's that? A Lush haul without a bath bomb! 
Yes, I recently visited my new local Lush store in Cardiff (which is now a Lush Spa) and it looks incredible. It's so big and there was so much more room to move around without being crowded by excited teenagers fighting over the bath bombs!  I got 3 products, 2 of which I bought and 1 I got for free!
If you would like to read all about them then carry on scrolling...


Thursday, 4 May 2017

My Spring Pink Picks...

"Keep Shining Beautiful One The World Needs Your Light..."

I don't usually wear lipstick every day, I tend to keep it for the weekends when I don't have work. It's something for me that really tops off an outfit and I love finishing off a make up look with a pretty pout. 
Here are my 4 perfect pinks from high end to high street so if you'd like to see prices and swatches then please continue scrolling...

Monday, 1 May 2017

*My Top Picks From Fragrance Direct...

"A Little Progress Each Day Adds Up To Big Results..."

I was recently contacted by Fragrance Direct and asked if i'd like to try out some of their products, well little did they know that I have shopped with them many times before! A few years ago when I had a nail art account on Instagram I discovered Fragrance Direct because they sold many nail varnishes on there including one of my favourite brands O.P.I for just £3.50 RRP £12.50! 
Here in this post I have my 'Top Picks' from brands, incredible savings and products!
 I am sure they are going to be some of your faves too...


Sunday, 23 April 2017

10 Blog Posts To Write That Won't Cost You A Penny...

"Stay Patient & Trust Your Journey..."

There are tonnes of 'Blog Post Idea Posts' floating around however, I wanted to write a list of posts that you actually want to read and write and they won't cost you a thing because you already have the items!
If you want to have a look at this little list then carry on scrolling...

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

*Nip+Fab Make Up...

"When You Love What You Have You Have Everything You Need..."

A few weeks ago I was kindly sent a huge bag of goodies from Nip + Fab to try and I have been absolutely loving them! From foundation mixers to colour correctors and liquid lipsticks I have been testing it all and I can't wait to share with you all!
If you want to find out more then carry on scrolling...

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Falling In Love With Gingham...

"Be Silly. Be Honest. Be Kind..."

Gingham is everywhere at the moment. Pink, black, red whatever colour I think it looks gorgeous and so summery! I bought this cute midi dress from New Look last week and I decided to match it up with this light denim jacket, black leather Converse and most importantly this cute little 'Sugarcube' satchel from Zatchels. 
If you want to see more photos of me twirling around a new housing estate whilst trying to avoid anyone who actually lives in the houses then please continue scrolling!
I go through stages where I want to dress my short little 5"2 figure and make sure my clothes show off certain areas of my body and then there are times when I wear a supposedly 'midi' dress which is a tad too long but I really don't care! I fell in love with this dress when I saw it online and I had originally paired it up with some red heels but when I tried it all on they just didn't go. I was visiting my family in Cornwall last week so I didn't have my full wardrobe with me and the only other pair of shoes that I could match it up with was these black leather Converse and I just love how well they go together!
I'm increasingly becoming more of a 'handbag' person and this cute little *'sugarcube' satchel fits in with my collection nicely. It's my first white bag and I will try my absolute best not to get it dirty! If you like the look of this bag you can actually purchase it here for half price and you can even personalise it too.
I am really enjoying making the most of these sunnier days we are getting. I can't wait to go on holiday next month, I will definitely be taking this outfit with me!
Have you got any nice plans for summer?

Thank-you for reading and I hope that you have a lovely day, 

Much love as always, 

Jade x 
PS: This one is just for fun!

Unfortunately the denim jacket I am wearing is out of stock as I bought it from Asos last year however, here are some similar ones you may like.

*This satchel was kindly gifted to me by Zatchels but all opinions are my own and 100% truthful.

Friday, 14 April 2017

Instagram Giveaway with So...? Fragrance...

"Every Day Is One Step Closer To Summer..."

Happy Easter to you all!
If you follow me on Instagram then you will know that recently I have been absolutely loving So...? Summer body mists. I have kindly been sent quite a few of the collection and I love them all however, I have my favourite 3 and you could get to win them!

My 3 favourite...
'Rose Petals'
'Sparkling Tea'
'Wild Berries'
These fresh summer mists are perfect for your handbag, work bag and even gym bag! I always get through perfume so quickly as I am someone who reapplies it throughout the day even if the smell hasn't worn off but with these body mists they are a great way of freshening up and they even leave your room smelling nice!

If you would like to win my 3 favourite body mists from So...? Fragrance then here are all the rules...

1. Follow @jadeannloves and @sofragrance on Instagram
2. Like the giveaway image
3. Tag a friend and tell me what gets you excited about Summer!

The giveaway starts today (Friday 14th April 2017) and ends next Friday (21st April 2017) I will contact the winner via sliding into your DM's on Instagram!

Good Luck to you all!
Much love as always, 

Jade x 

Rules and Terms and Conditions

1. No purchase necessary
2. The Contest is open to candidates aged thirteen years of age and over (13+) who are legal residents of the UK excluding employees of Incos Ltd. (the “Sponsor”), their affiliates, licensees, agents and members of their respective immediate families and anyone professionally associated with the administration of this promotion.

3. CONTEST PERIOD. All eligible entries have to be submitted between the 14th of April 2017 and the 21st of April 2017. Only one entry per person. Multiple entries will not be counted and will be cancelled.

4. Incos Ltd. or its distributors do not accept any responsibility for late or lost, ineligible or incomplete entries

5. WINNERS: One winner will be chosen by Jade Ann Loves and contacted by @JadeAnnLoves by private message on Instagram within 48 hours of the contest closing.

6. PRIZE DETAILS: The winner will receive 'Rose Petals', 'Sparkling Tea' & 'Wild Berries'.
 The prize is worth a retail value of approximately £11.97
7. Prizes must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred although Incos Limited reserve the right to change the prizes in the event of unforeseen circumstances to the same value or higher. There will be no cash alternative.

8. CANCELLATION AND AMENDMENT: The Sponsor reserves the right to amend or cancel this Contest at any time.

9. SOCIAL MEDIA: The promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Instagram. By participating in this contest, you agree to a complete release of liability of Instagram, who is not affiliated with this promotion. You understand that you are providing your information to the Contest Sponsor and not to Instagram.

10. Entrants and parents and/or legal guardians of Entrants under the age of 18 years old will be deemed to have accepted the official Terms and Conditions (the “Rules”) and to agree to be bound by them.

11. The Promoter is Incos, Congress House, Lyon Road, Harrow, HA1 2EN, UK

Monday, 3 April 2017

March Favourites...

"You Will Never Speak To Anyone More Than You Speak To Yourself In Your Head.
Be Kind To Yourself..."

Throughout the month of March I have been trying out some new products as well as rediscovering some products i've owned for a while.
If you would like to read about what beauty products, hair products and even a tasty smoothie I have been loving during the month of March then please continue reading...

Monday, 27 March 2017

Pay Day Wish List...

"Some See A Weed, Some See A Wish..."

I have been quite good recently and have not been spending too much on make up and beauty products. If you are into something like make up it's always a great idea to create a wish list of products you like, that way when you actually have money you won't just spend it on random products! 
Well, I try not to anyway...
Here are a list of products I have been hoping to buy for a while now and i'd like to think they are different from what I already have!

1. Morphe 35U Multi colour shimmer palette £22
These shimmers are so gorgeous and I am a big fan of Morphe shadows!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

Tips For Having A Positive Lifestyle...

"Be Grateful For What You Already Have & You Will Attract More Good Things..."


Monday, 13 March 2017

Stepping Into Spring With *Koko Couture...

"Alright Spring, Do Your Thing..."

Ahh spring, how lovely you are! These past few days we have been experiencing some lovely sunny  moments here in Wales and it is has got me so excited! As much as I love Autumn and Winter I absolutely love the sunnier months and I thought I would style up this outfit as it shows the perfect way to transition into Spring from Winter. 
If you want to see more of this outfit then please keep on scrolling...

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Full Face Using Rimmel...

"Admire Someone Else's Beauty Without Questioning Your Own..."

Rimmel has been one of those brands that I have used for years! They are always bringing out new and exciting products and I wanted to create a look that used just their products. If you would like to see what I came up with and what products I used then please keep on reading...

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Cute Nutrition Teatox. An Honest Review...

Over the past couple of weeks I have been drinking Cute Nutrition 14 day Teatox. There are lots of these types of tea's out there that can help with weight loss and I know a lot of people have strong opinions about them. 
If you would like to read how I have been getting on with them then please continue scrolling...

Sunday, 5 February 2017

How To Make The Most Of Blog Photography Days...

If you're like me and pretty much work 9-5 then you will understand that during these winter months good, natural daylight barely exists before and after work. This is why we have to organise ourselves on our day off and take lots of photos ready to be posted onto Instagram, Blog etc...
  1. Keep a list throughout the week of any blog post ideas you have and photos you'll need to take
  2. On your 'photography day' line up all the products/items you need to take photos of so that you can make the most of the good lighting without the sun going behind the clouds whilst you're searching for a lipstick!
  3. Have your props ready. If you've seen my Instagram you will know I love using flowers as props both fresh and fake. If I am going to use fresh flowers I will make sure I buy them a couple of days before I take photos so that they have bloomed. 
  4. Take note of products/items you already have on your Instagram so that you can create new, fresh photos.
  5. Don't rush through taking photos. Sometimes I only take 1 or 2 photos of a product thinking they look great on my camera, once i've transferred them to my phone I notice that the product isn't in focus or not bright enough and I don't want to upload it. 
  6. Take plenty of photos. Similar to the last point, don't rush! Take lots of photos from all different angles and with different props. Depending on the lighting & the product I like to mix it up and photograph a product on a flat lay and with a backdrop and decide which I like better after. 
  7. Clear space on your phone or camera so that you don't have to waste time deleting images.
This is how I like to prepare so that I can make the most out of my photography days. I like to update Instagram every day and sometimes twice a day so it's always good to have lots of photos saved on my phone. 

I hope that these 7 points helped you in some way!
Much love as always, 
Jade x 

Too Faced 'Sweet Peach' Palette From Day To Night...

"Just Peachy..."

I've been using the Too Faced 'Sweet Peach' palette for just over a month now and I am pretty sure I have used it every single day! I had wanted it for so long and thought I knew the types of shades that were included however, when I received it and had a proper look it really surprised me! 
If you want to see 2 looks that I have created using this palette then please keep on scrolling...

Why I Follow You On Instagram...

"What Makes You Different Or Weird...That's Your Strength"

Instagram is huge. There's no denying that and I wanted to create a post all about why I choose to follow certain accounts on there and what keeps me 'liking' and 'commenting' on photos! 
If you want to know what stops me from clicking the 'unfollow' button then please carry on reading...

Saturday, 28 January 2017

*Shadow Switch Review...

"When You Can't Find The Sunshine, Be The Sunshine..."

A few weeks ago I was sent this exciting new make up accessory from Beauty Essentials. This Shadow Switch tin is a dry make up brush cleaner and I have been using it non stop! 
If you would like to find out more about this then please carry on scrolling...

Monday, 23 January 2017

Eyeliner Felt Pen Review...

"Be Who You Needed When You Were Younger..."

Liquid liner is something that I have worn since I was a teenager. I have used many different types over the years from brushes to gel to felt pens and for me, these felt pens are the best and most easiest way to apply liner. The liners in this post are from both drugstore brands and high end but which ones come out on top?
 If you want to find out then please keep reading...

Sunday, 8 January 2017

*Velvet For Valentines With Boohoo...

"You Will Forever Be My Always..."

So, next month is Valentines Day and my boyfriend and I have never really been a couple to go out and celebrate it. I think a lot of it stems from everyone slating it and rolling their eyes at anyone who does celebrate it but also our anniversary is in March and I think we've always celebrated that more as it's more personal to us.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

My Top 10 Products Of 2016...

"And Suddenly You Know... It's Time To Start Something New & Trust The Magic Of Beginnings..."

As much as I wanted to get this post up in 2016, natural daylight was not on my side for photographing these products! Here we are in 2017, a year on from my first blog post and funnily enough it features a product that I first wrote about in that post. I decided to pick 10 products that I have been using constantly and would recommend to most of my friends and family. Not all of these products were necessarily released in 2016 but I definitely made the most out of them!
If you would like to find out what they are and if we share any 'favourites' then please keep scrolling...
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