Award | Liebster Award

What do you have to do?
You MUST link back to the person who nominated you.
You HAVE to answer all the questions you were given by the person who nominated you.
You MUST choose 5-11 bloggers who have less than 200 followers, and come up with a new set of 11 questions for them.
Let your nominees know they've been nominated.
Sit back and relax here goes...

I've been nominated for the Liebster Award by MamaShayy You should all go and check out MamaShayy because her blog is lovely. I've only known her for a little while but I can already tell how amazing she is. She's such a supportive person and really loves to interact with other bloggers on twitter. 

So what is the Liebster Award? 
It's a great way to get blogs with under 200 followers more recognition. 

1.What inspired you to start your own blog?
I think being able to inspire people and helping them to understand topics such as social anxiety. I love to see you guys response to these topics and also because I enjoy writing it it's a hobby for me along side my day to day life.

2.What are you current favourite fashion trends?
Currently I'm loving Kimonos as I think they're so versatile and I also love two piece sets these types of clothing are great for holiday and dressing either up or down.

3.Name three of your daily go-to makeup products.
I don't usually wear makeup on a daily basis however I would probably say mascara, lip balm and blusher.

4.What's your favourite flavoured ice cream?
I personally love vanilla you can never go wrong with a vanilla ice cream.

5.Link one of your favourite posts and why?
At the moment my favourite post is the I'm Adopted... one because it's so personal to me and the response I've had from you guys has been amazing.

6.What's the one beauty product you cannot live without?
I'd have to say mascara I love wearing mascara because naturally my eyelashes are tiny so having this product immediately makes them bolder and a little bit longer.

7.Name one trend you think is/was over-rated.
I'm not quite sure to be honest I don't think there are that many trends or beauty products which have been over-rated.

8.Name on of your favourite high-end and drugstore makeup brands.
My fave drugstore makeup brand would have to be Rimmel & as for high-end it would have to be Benefit. 

9.Have you bought a product purely for the hype? (leaving this vague for you :)
Yes I purchased the Rimmel Apocalips as the result of the hype here on the blogging world. 

10.Have you ever experienced 'blogger's block' and how did you overcome it?
Yes I've experienced bloggers block a few times the way I overcame it is just by leaving blogging for a few days/weeks until I get some ideas. I personally don't think it's a good idea to still post when you have a bloggers blog as you tend to produce posts which are of a lower quality.

11.What are you wearing right now?
It is currently around 19/10 am here in the UK so I'm still in my pjs.

My 11 questions
1. How long have you been blogging for?
2. Why did you start blogging?
3.Do you have a youtube channel or are you planning on having one?
4. What is your favourite season?
5. What are your plans for the rest of Summer?
6. What's your favourite high street & high-end store?
7. Do you have any plans for your blog in the future?
8. Where would you like to travel to?
9. Where do you see your blog in 5 years time?
10. If you could time travel where/what would you travel back in time to?
11. Do you have any other hobbies?

My chosen bloggers


The Beauty Blogger TAG ♡

Today's post is another TAG this time it's the beauty blogger one I don't normally post on Thursdays however I didn't upload a post yesterday. I was tagged by the lovely Elizabeth over on Elizabeth's Diary you should all go & check out her blog as it's such a lovely one to read. I'd like to quickly thank Elizabeth for tagging me as I enjoy writing out TAGs they're useful for helping you to discover yourself in the process. 

1) Is your hair naturally curly or straight?
Because I'm Asian my hair is naturally straight which is great because it means when I wash my hair and it drys straight. 
2) What is your natural hair colour?
I have very dark brown hair although it looks black it's not. 

3) Do you dye it yourself or go to a salon?
At the moment my hair has red ends however I didn't dye it myself I'm unsure as to whether I'd dye my hair again.

4) How often do you wash your hair?
I tend to wash my hair every other day unless I have something important such as an interview or I'm on holiday and have been in the pool each day. Sometimes I'll leave it a couple of extra days if I know I have no plans and won't be going anywhere. 

5) Do you wear the same style every day or change it?
I obviously change it depending on what I'm going to be doing on that day. If I'm not doing anything I'll most likely wear leggings and a top. 
6) Do you do your own mani/pedi or go to a salon?
To be honest I'm not a big fan of doing my own nails it takes me forever and I always end up smudging them. However I'd rather do them myself than go to a salon.     
7) How often to you change your nail polish?
If I have nail polish on I'll leave it until it begins to chip unless I'm going out in the evening and it doesn't match my outfit. 
8) Do you polish your toes in the winter, too or just in the summer?
It depends I usually tend to polish my toes all of the time no matter the season. However if I know I have nothing going on and don't need to show my feet or toes I'll leave them natural.
9) How long does it take to put on your makeup?
Normally around 15-20 mins which is pretty good considering I hardly wear make up. Although when I have a special occasion to go to it usually takes me a bit longer.
10) What do you do first? Face or eyes?
I always do my face first as I find it easier to then apply everything else plus I don't really wear eye shadow. 
11) Do you "collect" makeup or just buy what you need when you need it?
I'd say a bit of both I always like to browse in the make up section to see whats new and if I like it I'll pick it up. Apart from that at the moment I'm trying to use up stuff as I tend to find it just sits there otherwise.
12) How often do you wear false eyelashes?
I've only ever worn false eyelashes once and that was on my prom since then I haven't worn any they're not really my sort of thing.
13) Do you do a full face of makeup every day?
No defiantly not because I tend to get spots if I wear it constantly and I actually love my face without a full face on. I think that when I do wear make-up it makes people say "you look really pretty" cos I don't normally wear make-up. 

14) Will you leave the house without makeup?
Yes I do it all of the time I go to sixth form with out make up on and go shopping etc...I'm so comfortable in my own skin.
15) What time do you get up & go to sleep?
At the moment I sleep around 12/1am and wake up around 9ish however this changes depending on my schedule. 
16) How many pets do you have?
I have 2 dogs who are called Toto & Treacle and they're around a year & 1/2 old.
17)  How often are you on Blogger?
I tend to blog around 4/5 times a week usually Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday. However this changes if I get too busy or I'm away.

18) Do you read the comments posted blogs?
Yes I do read all the comments however sometimes I am unable to reply to them because of the stupid google comments thing. 
19) How did you come up with your blog name?
 Well my first name is Asia & my middle name is Jade so I thought it's a great combination.

20) What are you doing with the rest of your day? 
Today I'm going to be watching some Rookie Blue, chilling in the garden, playing with my dogs & I have a driving lesson later. 


Nephew's 3rd Birthday OOTD (Outfit Of The Day)

I thought that I would share with you the outfit that I'm going to wear to my nephew's birthday on Saturday. Because it's a family party I chose to wear something which is easy to run around in as I'll probably be playing with my nephews. I also didn't want to wear something that's too simple and didn't looked like I didn't make an effort. 

The dress & cardigan are both from Hollister I believe the dress was around the £50 mark and the cardigan around £30. However I was unable to find these items online for you guys. The sandals are from River Island and they were £30 again I couldn't find a link as I got these about 2/3 years ago so they probably aren't sold by River Island anymore. As you can see I love pairing these items together and wore them on holiday last year excluding the cardigan as it was hot enough in the evening not to wear it. 

I really love wearing the dress as it's a perfect length it's not too short but also not too long. The cardigan is so pretty as the back of it is a beautiful flower pattern which is see-through. It's great to carry around with you on those hot days instead of carrying a heavy jacket. Last of all the sandals are super comfy although they don't look it. They can be worn day or night and can be dressed up or down depending on what you're doing. 


The Sunday Topic No.9 Summer

I've decided that it's time to start writing The Sunday Topic again as it has been four months since I last wrote one. I had to stop writing this series for that amount of time as it was my exam and coursework deadline period. This is usually a stressful and challenging time of the year and trying to write this post each Sunday to a high quality would of been hard. 

These posts take a lot of thought and effort on my behalf in order to produce a post which is up to my standards and one which you would enjoy. There will defiantly be a new The Sunday Topic each Sunday from now on so expect fun, exciting and challenging topics ahead. 

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. 

I decided to do this topic this weekend as it's been amazing weather here in the UK recently. It's also July which means that schools, colleges & universities have officially broken up for the Summer holidays. Although we have had major thunder & lightening storms over the past few days the majority of the last few weeks have been sunny and really hot. Everyone knows when Summer has began as the weather is constantly gorgeous. 

The Good
I've always loved the Summer months as we are generally happier in ourselves. This is because the days are longer, many people have a holiday booked and we have more time to spend with our loved ones. I like going on holiday and meeting new people, discovering little treasures and having a fantastic time. Summer is also always a perfect time for a person to discover themselves as there are many opportunities which are free. 

The Bad
I guess the only bad thing about Summer is that you can become rather lazy if you choose to lounge around all day. I have to admit these past few weeks I've had days where all I do is watch TV and play computer games. You can lose motivation and procrastinate things in order to do nothing. I find that many people believe that they're going to have the Summer "of their lives" however when it actually comes around to it many people would rather stay inside. 

My Summer Plans
This summer I have a few plans lined up such as work, going on holiday and hanging out with friends and family. I also intend to focus on my blog & Youtube and create lots of content which you guys would enjoy reading or watching. I'd like to squeeze in some driving lessons as I've yet have one my aim is to possibly take my driving test in September or October. I'd also like to do really well in my new job and save up money for my car insurance which is going really well at the moment. It would also be great to meet up with a couple of bloggers or youtubers to discuss collaborations or just to chill out. 

My Summer Advice
The main advice that I have for you guys this Summer is to have fun and take loads of photo. This is because a memory is much better and clearer when you have photos to remind you when you're older. Also if you are given an opportunity say YES even if you are unsure because you never know it maybe life changing. Also if you're having a lazy day and one of your friends invites you out GO because it may be a day you'll never forget!!


Video | I'm Adopted

Hey guys today's Youtube video & post is a very personal one and is very close to my heart. If you have watched my video then carry on reading if you haven't then go and watch the video first then read this blog post!! If you liked this video please give it a THUMBS UP and make sure to SUBSCRIBE.

So first of all some of you may know and some of you might not but here's a quick overview anyways. I was adopted when I was 10 months old from China. I'm not quite sure how to spell the place where I was adopted from but I know that it was a very poor area. I was adopted from an orphanage. As explained in my video as a baby I didn't receive the right amount of nutrition which lead to me having dental problems and health problems. 

I don't mean that I was abused or treated badly as a baby (well not to my knowledge). I just believe that because there were so many babies and not enough money the orphanage had to figure out a cheap way to feed us all hence the use of sugary milk. All of these issues were resolved once I was adopted my family made sure that I had professional help from doctors and dentists. 

I have no contact nor do I know my blood parents or family which does upset me sometimes. This is because I see the bond that people have with their mum or dad and it just makes me wonder would I be that close with my real mum or dad? 

However I'm grateful to have a loving adoptive mum & dad and a huge intermediate and extended family who love me just as any other family would. I sometimes get upset when people talk about what features they have like I have my mums eyes etc...For me I can't even look at a picture to see what features I have the same as my mum or dad.

I have no hatred towards my blood family as I have no idea why I was given up it could be because of a tragedy or because they simply couldn't care for me. I have always wondered why and if they would like to meet me but that I'll probably never know. I'm a huge believer in fate and I believe my adoptive parents were given me out of all the babies at the orphanage for a reason. I've had such a better upbringing here in the UK than I probably would have if I had stayed in China.

Although I was adopted I had a normal childhood and got to do all of the normal things children do such as going to the zoo or beach. I've also travelled to many amazing places such as Morocco, Egypt, Italy, America and Turkey. I had no psychological problems and found it easy to socialise with children of my age. I loved to play sports and play in the garden with my two cousins whom I'm really close to. 

Being adopted has posed no problems for me so far even in school I wasn't bullied or picked on for not having an Asian mum or dad. I'm really relieved that I wasn't targeted for this reason as I know I would have found it very hard. Everyone that I have met in my life so far whether they're young or old always enjoy hearing my story and ask many questions. 

This can sometimes be awkward for them but not for me as I go through this all the time. I honestly don't mind when people ask me questions as they have a right and are generally just curious. I have never been offended by the questions that I have been asked as they usually vary in complexity and curiosity

As also mentioned in my video if any of you guys are adopted too I'd love to hear your stories and chat to you as non of my friends have been adopted. I think that because I'm adopted I am a much more down to earth person because I've been brought up in a specific way. The main point is that I think I accept things easier such as family diversity because of my story and this has helped me to become the person I am today. 

If you would like me to do another post explaining whether I want to find my parents, how I feel about certain things and a few theories that I have. Please let me know as I've really enjoyed writing this post even though it's a very personal one. Also if you guys have any questions then feel free to ask them as I said before I enjoy answering them.


Wishlist Mid-Week #7 | Real Technique Brushes

For today's Mid-Week Wishlist I'm going to be sharing with you five Real Techniques brushes & sponges that I'd love to have in my collection and the reasons for this. I've always been a fan of Real Techniques as they're such reasonable make-up brushes but of a good quality. I'd defiantly recommend these brushes for girls who are just starting to use make-up. 

This brush would be great for me as I'm currently really into blushes and I don't actually have one particular brush which I use to apply my blusher. It's a great brush to use for contouring and defining your cheeks so that they look amazing and photo ready. 

Foundation Brush £8.99
There's no actual need for me to purchase this foundation brush other than wanting to test and try it out. I always think that you can never have too many foundation brushes as each one works in it's own way to produce a different outcome. For example some brushes may produce a flawless look where as others may produce a more natural look. 

Setting Brush £7.99
Once you have applied your foundation or BB Cream it's always important to use a setting powder before using any blush or bronzer. I always use my Rimmel one and having this brush would make it so much easier as it's a great size and can be used to apply your highlighter as well. 

Stippling Brush £10.99
I've heard that this brush is used when you want to get that airbrushed look without looking plastic. I've been wanting to try this brush ever since it came out as the bristles itself are soft and ultra-plush. It can also be used once you have applied your foundation to finish it off and not just to apply it in the first place.

Miracle Complexion Sponge £5.99
I'd love to purchase this sponge as I've heard many good things about it. It's a great tool to use when applying BB Cream or a light foundation for example. Many people choose to use it to create the perfect base that they need before continuing their look. The design of the sponge allows you to use different parts of the sponge for different areas of your face. 


Festival Themed Outfit by Blushing Beauty

Hello my name is Liv from BlushingBeauty and I am going to be sharing with you my festival themed outfit. I will link my blog below so you can check it out.

Firstly on the bottom I am surprisingly wearing a pair of wide leg trousers in a dark floral print from Newlook. Although I thought I couldn't pair them off they look surprisingly good. Next on the top I wore my lightweight white cami top also from Newlook as its a little more posh and they're always on trend. I hope this outfit gave you some inspiration for future festivals, parties or night outs. You can check out my blog here and I hope you enjoy it!


#2014BloggerChallenge No.12

For the twelfth post of #2014bloggerchallenge we have been asked to share with you our Summer Bucketlist. If you don't already know what a bucketlist is well it's a list of things that you would like to achieve by a certain time period. 

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. 

There are many things that I'd like to achieve this summer however most of the time I don't actually manage to achieve them unless they're realistic. 

- I'd like to hit 80 Subscribers on my YouTube channel
- I'd like to hit 70 followers on my blog 
- I would like to do well in my new job
- Save up £500 in my bank for my car insurance
- Do 10 driving lessons 
- Grow taller
- Write at least 4 blog posts per week
- Upload 2 Youtube videos per week
- Eat healthy during the week (I'm allowed to treat myself on the weekends - within reason)
- Have 8,000 views on my Youtube channel 
- Go to the beach 5 or more times
- Get a good tan 
- Take loads of photos
- Use Instagram more 
- Say YES more
- Play with my dogs more



Wishlist Mid-Week #6 | Michelle Keegan Lipsy

Hey guys so today's wishlist is a number of clothing items from Michelle Keegan's range at Lipsy London. If you're not from England then you probably don't know who this beautiful women is well she's an English actress from Manchester. She is best known for her role in an English TV program called Coronation Street. I've always admired Michelle's fashion sense as most of the time it's classy & sophisticated but fun and girly. 

I'm in love with the whole collection as it screams class & sophistication. I especially love the Lace Bust Lingerie Dress & the Lace Applique Bodycon Dress. These two dresses would be perfect for a date or a night out on holiday they really point out a women's features such as her waist and bum. I would love to eventually purchase one or two items from this collection. 


H&M Haul July 2014

Earlier today I had to pop into my local bank which is also right next door to a H&M. I thought as I'm going on holiday at the beginning of August I would take a look inside to see what they had. I knew that I wanted to pick up a bag and some sandals as the ones that I own are either flip flops or regular sandals and I wanted a bag which would be useful whilst travelling. 

I loved the look of these sandals as they're sophisticated and classy which is a good look to try and pull off when you're 18. I tried them on in store and they're super comfy but also provide a little height which always comes in handy when you're short like me. I can't wait to pair them with pretty dresses and a nice tan. This bag caught my eye as it's a good size and I knew it would be useful to me whilst travelling. I could easily fit all of my belongings in it for the plane or days out. I have a few black bags however they're either too big or more suitable for school/college. 

Sandals £14.99
Bag £14.99


#2014BloggerChallenge No.11

For the eleventh post of #2014bloggerchallenge we have been asked to share with you something in relation to a collection of some sort. I have decided to do my Nail Polish collection + storage as I know lots of people love to read posts like this.

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 first of all I got this storage holder on Amazon which was originally around £4. I've found it really useful as before I had this I stored my nail varnishes in a biscuit tin. I love how it's a clear material which means that it will go with any decorations in a room. It has 3 rows which should in total fit around 30 nail polish bottles. I like to organise my nail varnishes in terms of brand and shape. As you can see I put all of my Barry M, Rimmel & Champney's  nail polishes together. I then put all the nail varnishes which are of the same shape together so that it looks neat and tidy. 

Turquoise 295 is a great colour to wear during the spring and summer because it's bright, eye capturing and brightens up any outfit. Raspberry 273 I love to wear this Barry M nail varnish during the Autumn and Winter months as it's a dark colour but not too dark. This colour to me symbolises warmth, Christmas and a homely  feel. Shocking Pink 272 in addition to Turquoise 295 is also a perfect colour to wear whilst on holiday or sunbathing at the beach. It's a hot pink nail polish which would go well with a white dress or jeans and a plain top. These are all £2.99 and can be found at your local high-street store such as Superdrug or Boots. 

I got this Champneys Spa Nail Polish Collection which priced at around £10.00 from my mum one time. I really liked the colours of these nail polishes and still do however the strength of them is low. This means that you have to coat your nails with the polish 2/3 times before it looks full. I always think that nail polish collections are a safe present to get someone as they're always useful.

Pro Super Wear Ultra Shine Topcoat is a great topcoat for a reasonable price. I always use it after I have applied my nail polish as I like it to last a long time. The Disco Ball 500 £2.99 is a great nail polish to use when you want to mix up your nail polish. I personally like to use it on my ring finger. The Portobello Pink 230 is one which I like to take on holiday as it's a quick drying one but also because of the size of it. I love using the Pink Punk 289 during special occasions as it's a princess kind of pink. 

Essie Watermelon 127 £7.99 is a high quality nail polish which lasts a long time and even longer when you use a top coat. I always use this one on holiday as my nail polish tends to come off easier when I'm in and out of the pool. Kiko Nail polish is a bright blue and green colour which I brought a while a go and I haven't actually used it in a while.This Monsoon Nail polish is a basic colour which is great for those days where you don't make an effort but still want to put something on your nails. The Estee Lauder nail polish that I have reminds me of old fashion Hollywood glamour. I can just imagine the women wearing this nail varnish with bright red lips and gorgeous curly hair.

Barbara Daly Nail polish is another pink which is pretty and is a mixture between purple and pink. I actually got the  Colgate Nail polish when I purchased some toothpaste one time. I really like this one because its of a good quality and is pretty luminous and bold. The Glee Nail polish I have yet to try as we are now in the summer months and this colour suits the winter months more. 



Wishlist Mid-Week #5 Disney Films

So for this week's mid-week wishlist I gone down the Disney route now first of all who doesn't like Disney?? I surely do I love watching Disney movies on the weekend & I'd happily stay in doors and watch them instead of going out especially if it's a rainy day.

First of all is Mary Poppins I remember watching this as a little girl and believing that these types of nanny's existed. I just loved the movie and I still love it to this very day. I like how it's a combination of story telling and singing and I know pretty much every word of the songs. It's an innocent movie compared to some of the films that are released nowadays and I really like that. It's a great movie to watch with the family or by yourself and it always brings back happy memories when I re-watch it. 

Although this film features the late Paul Walker as the main character it's a film that truly shows how talented and amazing he was as an actor. This film actually made me cry and usually films don't make me cry unless they're really sad. I think that this film just made me cry because I watched it after he died. It's a really great film and the story line is touching I'm pretty sure that it's based on a true story although I'm not 100% sure. I defiantly recommend this film for dog lovers as it's mostly about dogs and shows one mans true dedication to his dogs.

It took me a while to finally watch Monsters University and although it's not as good as the first one I must of watched it about 100 times now (no lie). It's still a funny and imaginative film to watch full of colour and I think the whole concept of it is ingenious. I love how they have shown how Mike & Sulley's friendship began and how it developed into a life long one. 

This film portrays how our planet could end up in the future and it shows it in a really creative way. I love how we are introduced to Wall-E's character throughout the movie and find out how sweet and caring he is. I enjoyed the part of the film where they go to the spaceship and you see how all the humans are living on board. Some of the ideas that they have come up with are pretty clever like food in a cup and how they all have these chairs to go around on.

I have yet to see this film and I really really want to as it's a film about one of my favourite childhood movies Mary Poppins. I've heard good reviews about the video as the main character is played by Emma Thompson who is a really talented actress. I love how the film also features Walt Disney's original ideas as well. I love anything to do with Disney especially the parks which is featured a lot throughout this movie. 

I remember watching the first 10 minutes of Finding Nemo and getting freaked out so I put it off for a while. After I overcame my fear of the first 10 minutes I found out how laughable and amazing the film was. I have to say my favourite character is Squirt the little turtle he's pretty awesome and his voice is soo cute. I am beyond excited for Finding Dory which comes out in 2016 I'm eager to know whether it will be as good as the first one. I say this because sometimes sequels aren't as good as the original.

I remember first watching this when it first came out with a group of friends and not taking any notice towards my friends but being completely focused on the film. Usually when you're at a cinema with your friends you chat and discuss the film as it unfolds however this time I shut them off because I just wanted to watch the film. I loved how the whole story of Rapunzel  was explained in detail instead of the usual story it's a really unique and lovely film full of romance, songs and friendship.

At first I was really unsure about this film however once I watched I thought to myself why didn't I watch this sooner!! I love how Disney comes up with such great films that explain simple things in our everyday lives such as video games. The characters within this film have such individual characteristics that when are put together create an amazing film. It shows how bad guys aren't always as bad as they seem and I think it's a great life lesson for little kids that watch it.