24/02/2014

Review | Collection 2000 Foundation



Collection 2000 Naturally Matt Foundation| Blonde 2 £2.99
So first of all I'd like to say that I know that this colour is defiantly not the right colour for me as it makes me look white like a ghost just on it's own!! However if I blend it with another foundation it's fine I also blend it with another foundation that I have which is too dark for me so in the end it works out perfectly. I've put a link down below of the foundation that I'm reviewing in case any of you want to purchase it.

The good
I have to admit that this foundation worked well for me because I don't usually wear foundation on a daily basis and because this foundation was a low coverage it worked for me. When I applied it looked like I had hardly anything on which I loved giving me a natural look. I can not write a review about this product without mentioning how good the price is. 

For such a reasonable foundation which you could easily use on a daily basis you're certainly not going to have to save up to purchase it as it's under £5. I also think that it works really well both during the day and at night because you then have a natural look which allows you to emphasis other features like your eyes with a pop of colour or your lips with a classic red lipstick. 

The Bad
There's not many bad aspects about this product however I was disappointed with the choice of shades that they had. When I look online there's only about 5 different shades which isn't good because there's so many beautiful women out there with different types of skin tones. Therefore this is probably why I picked up the wrong shade because it was the only one which I thought would of suited me. 

Another bad aspect is that I have to say as well is that I would have loved if the foundation bottle was a big bigger. This is because I've almost used this one up and many of my other foundations I haven't even got 2/3 of the way through them. The last thing which slightly annoyed me was that sometimes the foundation comes out a bit watery however this is only minor and can be fixed by just shaking up the bottle. It only annoyed me because sometimes I went to apply it and I was covering my face with watery foundation instead of normal foundation haha!!

Overall View
I'd defiantly re-purchase this again because it is a really useful foundation to have especially when you want to have a natural look. All of the bad aspects about the product are only minor which means that they can all be overcome. I personally loved this product because it allowed me to not look like a "zombie" but also not look like someone who had slapped on a ton of make-up. It's a great foundation to use for school, college, university, work or even when you're just relaxing at home with the family on the weekend. 
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23/02/2014

The Sunday Topic No.7 Greys Anatomy ♥

The Sunday Topic:
I wanted to start a series that I'm going to be running for the whole year one that's going to inspire people, make people happy and make them realise how beautiful life actually is!! So each Sunday I'm going to be posting a lifestyle post about something. This could be anything from good topics to dark topics that no one ever really talks about. By doing this I hope to open peoples eyes about how beautiful the world is but also how dark and lonely it can be. 

Grey's Anatomy ♥
So recently I've been having a GA marathon mainly because it's half term and I can but also because it's very addictive. I get addicted to good TV shows easily and this means that I procrastinate a lot thus taking longer to do my homework etc..However I don't really care because GA is such an amazing program that really touches me. 

The Good 
I love watching this particular series because you get to really understand how doctors & nurses work but also how their work affects their lives. I find it really fascinating and interesting when something traumatic happens because you see it from many different views. The diversity of each situation really opens your eyes to how much happens in the world and how they deal with it from something small like a splinter in someones finger to something massive like a plane crash.

The Bad
Well I guess the bad things about GA is that it prevents me from doing things. Although I eventually do get those things done it takes me a while to do them. I guess this is quite normal for teenagers who are the kings and queens of procrastination!! My mum always asks me why I always push things further back I always reply with "It's not due yet" or "I'll do it in a minute" so  guess I do avoid things because I'm kind of lazy like that. 

Favorite Characters 
This one is a hard one because I have to say there's so many amazing characters within this program each one has something to love. I'm not going to go into to much detail because I don't want to ruin it for those of you who haven't seen it. I will say that there's defiantly some eye candy throughout the whole of the series. I have to say though keep a look out for Jackson Avery, McDreamy & McSteamy...

Addicted?!
I wouldn't exactly say that I'm addicted I would say that I'm a big fan of GA in other terms I'm slightly addicted but not an unhealthy one. I know when to take a break from it for example by watching something else or listening to music instead of watching it. 

Emotions
In my opinion this series defiantly plays with your emotions more so than other series. I've defiantly screamed at my iPad a few times and also cried a few times. I'm normally not an emotional person when it comes to TV programs or films however this program affects me quite a bit when there's a sad case or someone lovely dies. 
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21/02/2014

Easter Wishlist


So as Easter's right around the corner I thought that I would share with you some of the products both beauty, lifestyle and fashion that I would love to purchase this Easter!! Although I may not be able to purchase all of these I'd love to pick up just a few of them. My favorite products are the DKNY perfume, the Revlon lip balm in Cherish 15 & the herbal essences. I hope you guys all have a fantastic Easter and eat lots and lots of chocolate because this celebration allows you too!!

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19/02/2014

Wishlist | #2014BloggerChallenge No.4

For the fourth post of #2014bloggerchallenge we have been asked to write about the High-street or High-end I guess this could be about clothing, make up or the streets themselves. Today I thought that I would share with you my beauty wishlist for both high-street and high-end products I hope you like it....

For the #2014bloggerchallenge you have to write a blog post twice a month which will be about different topics. all the posts will go live during the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month. The topics are there to give you new ideas and encourage you to write about things you wouldn't normally write about. 

So here's my High-street wishlist which mostly consists of lip products as I'm in that phase of wanting just lip products and only lip products. Which is probably why I have a whole tub of them...





As you can see my High-end wishlist is no better on the lip product front consisting of 3 lip products. Two are from urban decay these ones are of a particular interest for me because they look really interesting and I'd love to try them out...

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I'm back, Writers Block & Busy Life???!



I'm Back:
So as you can probably guess by the title I've been a way for a couple of days. Not exactly away away just offline from my internet world that I have created. This is due to two factors which I will talk about in a minute. First of all I'd like to say I'm back and I'm determined to upload roughly five times a week like I did before and roughly one to two times on my Youtube Channel. 

Writers Block:
As a blogger & youtuber I'm expected to keep up a schedule and sometimes that just doesn't happen. Sometimes we're reminded that we're still human and we get stuck we realise that we actually don't know what to write about we get a "writers block" or a "video block" both are annoying because we know what we roughly want to produce but we don't know what to say in the post or how to present it therefore we're stuck? Thus we leave our blogs and youtubes for a while and hope it just comes to us which is why I'm writing this blog post because my "writers block" has finally ended!! *YAAAAAAY* 

Busy Life: 
The second factor as to why I haven't been uploading on my blog or my youtube channel is because I've had lots going on in my life. I've had coursework deadlines to complete, friendship problems to solve, love life dilemmas? & just every day to day life issues. Which can sometimes make being a blogger & a youtuber hard because you feel as if you have no energy to sit here and just type. I know that sounds stupid and if you write a blog or make youtube videos you will understand me. If you don't then writing a blog or making youtube videos is quite time consuming and the amount of time depends on how much effort you put into your work and how good you want it to look. 
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14/02/2014

Valentines With AJ 2014 | No.5



So this is my last post in my Valentines series I thought I would share with you what I'm doing this evening. I thought I was going to be going out this evening but instead I'm at home all alone just relaxing after a pretty stressful week!! I'm watching Grey's Anatomy & It'sJudysLife I'm eating Chinese, kettle chips, Milkybar & Cadbury's Dairymilk. Last of all I'm going to be drinking lots of TEA because tea is delicious and makes me feel great!! 

As you can see I'm having a pretty nice night in watching TV, Youtube & eating lots and lots of bad food which is a typical Friday night for me!! You should all go and watch It'sJudysLife because little Julianna is so beautiful, gorgeous & has the cutest personality ever. I hope you all had a good Valentines day and are having a great Valentines night whatever you're doing. Whether it be like me relaxing at home watching your favorite TV show or whether you're out at a tasty restaurant both are lovely. 
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12/02/2014

Valentines With AJ 2014 | No.4 | Guest Blogger

Girl’s night out for Valentines
Hello to all the lovely readers of AsiaJade! I'm Katie a lifestyle blogger, posting reviews relating to my career in events and top tips from my travelling adventures. Although I work in events, fashion has always been a keen interest of mine so naturally I take the time to show my followers my favourite outfits. 

I’ve been blogging for only 2 months now and the response my posts has had is amazing and has inspired me to consider new career avenues. 

Me and Asia have both decided to do a collab together as we loved each other’s blogs (hopefully you love them both too) and thought this would be a great way to introduce some new content onto each other pages. This has been both of our first collaborations and it has been great to work with someone as creative and dedicated to her blog as Asia, and is very understanding of my constantly delayed response! 

With Valentines this weekend we thought we provide you with some outfit inspirations, hopefully you enjoy my 'Girls night out' themed post! 

So with Valentines around the corner its time to plan for your date night outfit, I’ve got an evening of cocktails and gossip with my girl friends in store. To fit the occasion I’ll be sporting an outfit of black and gold, with a splash of red lippy and nail varnish hopefully I can impress this valentines at our local cocktail bar. 

Jeans Primark and Leather Jacket H & M
Shirt from Warehouse and necklace from Accessorize


Bracelet and Earrings both from Black Tied
My pride and joy Marc By Marc Jacobs clutch <3
My New Look peep-toe flats with bow



My make-up recommendations 
I cannot recommend Mac Red enough, I love red lipstick and this is the best one I’ve used by far. As I’m heading out in the evening, if my foundation has lasted I’ll simply top up my base with Laura Mercier which has amazing coverage! Any of the Urban Decay Naked palettes I’d recommend, but the first has got to be my favorite.  

If like me your spending this valentines in the singles category don’t stress, for it is the day of love so make sure spread it with your family and friends.  

Maybe our girlfriends are our soul mates and guys are just people to have fun with - Carrie Bradshaw on Sex & the City

Happy Valentines Day 
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11/02/2014

Valentines With AJ 2014 | No.3



So even though Valentines Day is mostly for the girls I think that your loved one whether it be your boyfriend, husband or just a guy friend should be appreciated. Whether it be just a small gesture like buying them lunch if they have no money or a gift. I thought I would do a post to give you guys some ideas in case you're stuck about what to get them...


I personally think that these gifts are perfect for a main present or just to go with a main present. Overall they're great for anything and anytime not just necessarily valentines day. My favorite products are the striped tee-shirt I actually love a guy in a simple striped tee-shirt or a plain white one.My other favorite product is the Avicii album which I absolutely love!! 
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10/02/2014

Valentines With AJ 2014 | No.2

What's Valentines Day without giving gifts??! Whether it be a romantic trip to Paris or a gift everyone gives each other gifts on Valentines Day to their loved one. So here's some ideas that you could give to your loved one these specific set of gifts are beauty related and range from £4.99 - £43


I personally think that these gifts are perfect for a main present or just to go with a main present. Overall they're great for anything and anytime not just necessarily valentines day. My favorite products are the Naked 3 palette and the Beyonce Heat perfume I'd love to purchase these in the future. 
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09/02/2014

Valentines With AJ 2014 | No.1 (The Sunday Topic)

Hello and welcome to the first post within my Valentines Series 2014!! I'm going to be doing a bunch of posts and videos related to Valentines day to give you inspiration and ideas about what to get your loved one this Valentines Day!! I also wanted to do this series because last year when I first started my blog I did a similar series but it was to do with Halloween and everyone seemed to love it so keep a look out for the other posts and videos within this series...

The Sunday Topic:
I wanted to start a series that I'm going to be running for the whole year one that's going to inspire people, make people happy and make them realise how beautiful life actually is!! So each Sunday I'm going to be posting a lifestyle post about something. This could be anything from good topics to dark topics that no one ever really talks about. By doing this I hope to open peoples eyes about how beautiful the world is but also how dark and lonely it can be. 

Valentines Day ♥
So what is Valentines Day to you is it just a normal day or is it a day that you actually love one where you can make your loved one feel extra special? In my opinion valentines day is just a regular day where companies can make extra profits. I think that you should always show your loved one how much you love them and this day is just another day to show them how much they mean to you.

What if you don't have that someone special?
So I know that most of us don't have that special one which is why I try and spend it with my friends who don't have a partner. Just doing something simple like baking can make yours and their day better. It's also a lot of fun and you and your friend can just have a good time. You don't necessarily need a guy in your life to make it worthwhile or to make you happy!!

Romantic Films?
I thought I'd give you a list of my favorite romance films that I love to watch on Valentines Day as I'm usually all by myself at home watching films and eating lots and lots of bad food....

- The Vow 
- About Time
- The Great Gatsby
- Valentines Day
  - Safe Haven
- Dear John 
- The Ugly Truth
- Just Go With It  
- The Proposal
- The Last Song  

I actually love watching all of these films and I never seem to get bored of watching them over and over again. Some of my friends don't like to watch a film again but I'd happily watch a film several times after the first time. If you have any other romantic films that you love feel free to leave a comment down below...

Valentines Day based Youtube Videos

So I also thought that I'd share with you some of this years valentines day based youtube videos as I love watching them..some of you guys might also know that youtube is a big part of my life as I also make youtube videos if you want to check them out then here's the link....















What I'm going to be doing on Valentines Day 
So this valentines I'm either going to be at home watching a film with a childhood friend who's coming up to London for the weekend or we might decide to go out for a meal and go to the movies. After I presume we'll come home and just relax with lots and lots of bad food. Normally when I'm alone I just usually eat lots of yummy but bad food and just watch lots and lots of films.
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08/02/2014

Rimmel Haul






So as you guys can see once again I've taken a trip to my friend Superdrug I decided to pop in there as I was meeting a friend and had time to spare. When I remembered that Rimmel were having a 2 for 3 sale I thought to my self "I'll just have another look" which of course didn't work as I came home with 3 new products.

If you guys can remember in my other recent haul I also picked up 3 new Rimmel products.  These were the Rimmel Wake Me Up Foundation, Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin Curves Mascara and the Rimmel Scandal'Eyes Mascara Extreme. If you guys have been reading my blog for a while now you will also probably remember that Rimmel is one of my favorite cosmetics brands. This is because the majority of their products are reasonably priced, good quality and last me a long time. 

This time I managed to pick up the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in the shade Soft Pink 101 £5.49 then I managed to slip into my basket the Rimmel Kate Lipstick in the shade 1 £5.49 the last product that I wanted to get because I've seen so many great reviews on it was the Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Classic Beige £5.49. The only reason that I picked these specific products were because of you guys and the people who's blogs that I follow. I've always seen amazing reviews about these three products and thought it was about time to try them out. 

P.S keep a look out for up coming reviews on all 3 products later on in the future...
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07/02/2014

50 Followers GIVEAWAY 2014 (CLOSED)


a Rafflecopter giveaway

As some of you might know I've recently hit 50 followers here on my blog!! I'm actually so thankful and truly amazed that my blog has come this far. I'd like to take this chance to thank you all for coming along with me on this internet journey and I hope you continue to do so as my blog and youtube grows even more over the next couple of months and years.This giveaway is only available to UK people only I'm sorry. P.S There are 2 WINNERS this giveaway!!
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06/02/2014

Review | Rimmel Scandaleyes Rockin' Curves

So as you guys can see in my recent haul I managed to pick up another mascara which was a Rimmel product what a surprise!! I only got this because it was 2 for 3 on all Rimmel products and I picked up 2 other products so the lady at the till said do you want this and I was like sure. 

This particular mascara is "Rimmel's first broken heart-shaped mascara brush that curves to fit the lash line for maximum volume and a rocking London Look".There is a thin brush tip which allows you to reach lashes which are hard to get. It also has an amplified base of brush which produces dramatic volume and curves.

In my opinion this mascara is of a high quality which doesn't surprise me because all of the Rimmel mascara's that I have tried have been of a great quality. I love this one because the small tip at the end allows you to apply mascara to the base of your eyelash without smudging it all over your eyes. 

The flexibility of this brush is fantastic as you can really apply your mascara on in many different ways. I personally think it's a really useful product to have in your bag because you can use it whenever and wherever. Whether it be just to add that final touch to your look or to make yourself look some what presentable this mascara is a must have!! 

As I've said before Rimmel as a brand are incredibly reasonable and are of a great quality. I especially love their mascara's as they last a long time and there's such a wide range of mascara's for different occasions and different looks. I can't wait to use this more in the future and try it out with different looks. 
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05/02/2014

#2014BloggerChallenge No.3

For the third post of #2014bloggerchallenge we have been asked to write about a book that we enjoy or in this case books that I enjoy reading or have read. For example it could be a post about your favorite book, an inspiring book or anything to do with books in general.

For the #2014bloggerchallenge you have to write a blog post twice a month which will be about different topics. all the posts will go live during the 1st and 3rd weeks of each month. The topics are there to give you new ideas and encourage you to write about things you wouldn't normally write about. 
So I decided to choose the Flynn Series by Sophie McKenzie. Which is a four part series based on a relationship between Flynn and River who go through many ups and downs throughout these books. I'm not going to say anymore because I don't want to ruin them for you guys who haven't read it. 

But I'll give you a teaser here's the blurb for the first book Falling Fast "This is life, not a rehearsal...When River auditions for a part in an inter-school performance of Romeo and Juliet, she finds herself smitten by Flynn, the boy playing Romeo. River believes in romantic love, and she can't wait to experience it. But Flynn comes from a damaged family - is he even capable of giving River what she wants? The path of true love never did run smooth..."

For those of you who have you will know how amazing they are and how gripping they are too. I also love so many other series by Sophie Mckenzie the first ever series that I read was the Luke and Eve series. Then I read the Girl Missing series and now I'm on to the Flynn series which I have one more book to complete. I love Sophie's books because they're all thrilling in some sort of way and they make me never want to put the book down. 

I really relate to these books because Sophie's originally from London and some aspects of her books are always set in London. I also find these books amazing because Sophie really adds a lot of detail which makes you think that you're actually there. I've re-read her books quite a lot because I love their story lines and they help me to forget my worries or troubles in my own life and imagine being in someone else's life instead. 

If you love teen books that are about romance or thrillers then defiantly go and check out Sophie McKenzie as they are her specialty. I can't wait to see what other books she brings out in the future and I hope to get the last book in the Flynn Series soon as I'm so eager to finish it already!!
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02/02/2014

The Sunday Topic #5 Ariana Grande ♥


The Sunday Topic:
I wanted to start a series that I'm going to be running for the whole year one that's going to inspire people, make people happy and make them realise how beautiful life actually is!! So each Sunday I'm going to be posting a lifestyle post about something. This could be anything from good topics to dark topics that no one ever really talks about. By doing this I hope to open peoples eyes about how beautiful the world is but also how dark and lonely it can be. 

Ariana Grande-Butera ♥
So for those of you who don't know who this gorgeous girl is she's an American singer and actress. She's best known for being on Victorious which is a program on Nickelodon. She's also known for her amazing voice and beautiful looks. Girls all around the world love her because she's just like us even though she looks about 15 she's actually 20 which gives us all hope right?! Ariana's also loved hugely by her fans because she interacts with them an awful lot and always keeps us up to date on her life and is truly grateful for us helping her to get to where she is today.

Beauty idol?
Of course she's a huge beauty idol among young girls because she always looks flawless no matter what she's doing or where she's going. She's also comes across really humble and down to earth which is such a good thing because sometimes celebrity's can come across as too obnoxious or rude.

Perfect Hair?
Some people may think that Arian's hair is perfect but that's a lie she recently wrote this on her facebook  

"I had to bleach my hair and dye it red every other week for the first 4 years of playing Cat...as one would assume, that completely destroyed my hair. I now wear a wig on Sam & Cat. My real hair is back to brown and I wear extensions but I wear it in a pony tail because my actual hair is so broken that it looks absolutely ratchet and absurd when I let it down. I tried wigs, they looked RIDICULOUS. Tried a weave because I am working on a new project and want to try some different looks and literally wanted to rip my scalp off. So as annoying as it is for y'all to have to look at the same hair style all the time, it's all that works for now (AND I'm comfortable for the first time in years)...and trust me, it's even more difficult for me to have to wait forever for my natural hair to grow back and have to wear more fake hair than every drag queen on earth combined." 

I personally think that's such a horrible thing to be put through that in secrecy when everyone thinks that it's such a great thing to have gorgeous red hair like Ariana. When in reality she's had to endure all that just for a part in a TV program what an amazing person she is to actually go through with that!! I guess the good thing is that her hair is beginning to repair itself now even though it might take a long time. 

Amazing singer|Unique voice:
I think that everyone who hears Ariana sing will agree that her voice is one of a kind. She can sing such high notes that I'd never be able to reach and she's so passionate about singing that you can hear it so strongly when she sings. I love listening to her voice especially when I'm in a bad mood or I'm sad because it cheers me up and makes me happy.

Favorite songs:
So there's so many songs that I love to listen to and I thought that I would share them with you. 
- Put Your Hearts Up
- Right There
- The Way
- Snow In California 
- Daydreamin'
- Honeymoon Avenue 
- Almost Is Never Enough
- Popular Song
- Better Left Unsaid 
- You'll Never Know
So they are my favorite songs from Ariana if you haven't checked them out then go and check them out as each and every one of them is beautiful and unique. 

Is being a celebrity all that for Ariana?
I guess being a celebrity comes with it's perks for example free gifts from companies and having an amazing fan base. But there's also a dark side especially for Ariana she's often misread and people see her as being something she's not. Which makes me sad because they're just hating and she's not like that and if she is that's her business not the rest of the world!!

The Future Ariana:
Well first of all I still think she's going to be beautiful as ever and we should see a new album from her soon as she's been busy in the studio recently!! I'm really looking forward to a new album as I loved Yours Truly and I listen to it quite a lot. 
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