31/05/2015

Video | 19th Birthday VLOG



Hey guys so in today's video I decided to share with you my 19th Birthday I decided to vlog this day which is also combined with a few other days. I'm sorry that it's not that exciting I explain everything in my video. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.
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8 Ways To Find Blog Post Ideas


Hey guys I've been really busy over the last few days as it's been my birthday so I've been here and there seeing friends and family. I've finally got the chance to sit down and write a blog post for you guys this one will be quite short as I have a lot to do today. 

1) Use social media to find ideas. A great way is to talk about things that are current. For example, the latest electronic device or trending clothing item.

2) Your own experiences, thoughts or feelings make a great blog post. Your readers love to feel closer to you so opening up is always a good idea. As long as you feel comfortable though!!

3) Reading blog books can provide you with some ideas such as 365 Blog Topic Ideas by Dana Fox. Books like these can really provide you with some inspiration if you have writers block.

4) Looking through other peoples blogs are a great way of finding ideas I find taking one of their ideas and turning it into my own is a great way for me to produce a blog post.

5) Twitter is a fantastic way for me to get blog post ideas I usually use the #bblogger #lblogger or #fblogger to find relevant blog  posts to my blog. 

6) Asking your readers what to blog post they want to see is another way to get ideas. Although I'm a really big believer in writing what you want when you really need ideas this is a good way to get some. 

7) If you've written a series recently but stopped it because you are busy why not pick it up again? I've done that a lot I have various series going on but sometimes I just get so busy I have to stop writing them. 

8) Inspiration from all around you. I always like to carry a notebook with me or write ideas in my phone. I guess you never really know when you will have an idea whether it's when you're out and about or sitting at home reading through other blogs. 
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28/05/2015

It's my B I R T H D A Y + 1,000 Subscribers


So first of all I just had to have this image in this blog post as I'm a big fan of the minions. I just wish I could have one myself but I can't which is unfortunate as I would love one to hang out with. So as the title suggests yes it is my birthday I am 19 today which is crazy as I can remember turning 18 like it was yesterday!! I'm so thankful for all of the people currently in my life as they are just amazing people who are always there to support me.

Youtube Subscriber counter (just change the username in the URL)
The second part of this blog post is pretty cool last night at about 20 to 1 in the morning I hit 1,000 subscribers over on my YouTube channel. This is just incredible for me as I could never have imagined reaching this number of subscribers. I want to say thank you to all of you who are subscribed to me it means so much. 

As a thank you I have put together a give-away which will be open for two months so make sure to go and check it out. I still can't quite believe that I have hit this amount on my birthday!! I thought for a moment we would hit it before and then I thought we wouldn't hit it for a few more days but we did which is pretty darn cool. 
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GIVEAWAY | International (CLOSED)



Hey guys so in today's video I decided to share with you my INTERNATIONAL 1,000 giveaway. I hope you liked it as I loved filming it as it was something different. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.

Thing's in this give-away:
1st place - 365 blog ideas book
Plain notebook
Zoella makeup bag
Zoella fizz bar
Flower crown
Rimmel wake me up mascara
Real Techniques sculpting set
Makeup Revolution blush sugar and spice

2nd place - 365 blog ideas book
Plain notebook
Tanya Burr Lipgloss - Picnic In The Park
H&M bronzer
H&M Eyeshadow set

Barry M foundation brush

GIVE-AWAY ENDS: 29th July 2015

GIVE-AWAY RULES
TWO people can win these prizes 1st & 2nd place will be decided by who responds FIRST to the message I send them when the give-away is over.

1) You must be SUBSCRIBED to this channel (asiajadewalker) + you must also have your subscriptions OFF private so I can see that you are subbed.

2) You must be 16 or older (If you are under 16 you CAN still enter but you must have PARENTAL PERMISSION)

3)This give-away will last 2 MONTHS. You may only enter 2x (You can only comment twice!!)

4) You must leave  a comment saying who your INSPIRATION is and WHY *I will use a randomiser or pick randomly* (You can only comment twice!!)

5) You must follow me on Instagram (@asiajade04) and RT the picture I post of the giveaway with the #AJGiveaway (Don't forget to tag me in it)

*This giveaway is 100% not fixed
* I have purchased all products with my own money
*The winner will have no previous affiliation with me

Good Luck xo
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27/05/2015

Video | What's On My Kallax Shelving Unit Ikea May 2015



Hey guys so in today's video I decided to share with you an updated What's On My Kallax Shelving Unit May editionI hope you liked it as I have had a lot of lovely comments on my Instagram about it. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.
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26/05/2015

5 of my favourite Instagram accounts

Hey everyone in today's blog post I'm going to be sharing with you a few Instagram accounts that I have been loving recently. Some of them are themed whereas others are family-orientated. I've been using Instagram a lot recently and I'm so thankful for all of my followers who I love to interact with on an hourly basis. I'm a bit of an Instagram addict at the moment and I've really upped my game on my profile so I'm definitely going to do a video about my photos soon. 


I've been following Kayleigh's blog for  a while now which is amazing I just love her photography she's really talented and very classy. Therefore it's not a surprise that I'm in love with her instagram account if you love beauty or fashion then definitely go and check it out. It's also a great source for finding new clothing companies as Kayleigh regularly posts fashion pictures. 



The next two instagram accounts are from the lovely SacconeJolys. If you watch them then you will know who they are and if you don't then you should because their family is super adorable. Their two children Emilia and Eduardo are just the cutest and I have loved watching both of the children grow. Both of Jonathan and Anna's instagram accounts feature many adorable kid photos as well as other things from their every day life.


I'm sure you all know who Aspyn Ovard is as she has over 1 million subscribers on her YouTube channel her instagram account is full of colour and I just love scrolling through it. You can tell Aspyn spends a lot of time on her photography and editing. I am just in love with Aspyn at the moment her photography, videos and just her personality makes me thankful that I discovered her in the first place.


The last Instagram account that I want to share with you is Becky's who is also a blogger. Her Instagram account is literally life I mean the quality of her images is really good and the images that she puts up makes me want to purchase everything she owns. I also really like the quotes that Becky puts up as she always chooses ones which are meaningful. Last of all her sausage dog is just the cutest. 
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24/05/2015

Video | Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation | First Impressions




Hey guys so in today's video I decided to share with you my first impressions on the Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel Foundation. I hope you liked it as I loved filming it as it was something different. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.
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23/05/2015

Haul | Make-Up/Beauty products from Boots






Hey everyone today I am back with another haul this time it's from Boots. Today after work I went in there to grab some of the nose strips and I came out with all of this. I guess I needed a bit of beauty therapy in my life as I'm very happy with what I picked out. I've been wanting to try this foundation from Bourjois for ages and I finally picked it up. Also I found this lipstick which is called Asia which I had to get obviously I also loved the colour which is a bonus. I'm hoping to do reviews on a few of these products in the near future so keep an eye out....

Neutrogena T/Gel Shampoo Greasy hair 250ml £6.99
Nivea® In Shower Body Moisturiser Nourishing Cocoa Skin Conditioner 400ml £5.10
Bioré® Original Deep Cleansing Pore Strips £7.99
Carmex Strawberry Lip Balm £2.69
Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum Gel foundation £10.99 Shade Beige Clair
Rimmel Lasting Finish Lip Stick £4.99 Shade Asia
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20/05/2015

Wishlist | Mid-Week Wishlist #9 Beauty


Hello everyone so today's blog post is all about beauty related things. This is because I have been shopping around a lot in drugstores for bits that are going to be in my 1,000 subscribers give-away. A lot of the things that I have picked up for the give-away have made me want to buy everything from Superdrug or Boots. I thought that I would share these items with you as I haven't done a wishlist in quite a while now. 

I've been thinking for a while that I need to up my shaving game as the razors that I use aren't really the best. I really like this one as it's small and it can target tricky areas it's also great because it's from Venus which are a well known brand in terms of shaving etc...

Recently I've been very active on Instagram and I have seen this mascara all over it which makes me want to try it. I don't currently own any Maybelline mascaras so I may as well purchase my first right? I also think the packaging is really pretty and I would like to try it out.

This product is well needed at the moment as Summer approaches my hair gets dryer so I need something that will keep it moisturised and soft. I definitely need to pick this up as I think it will be a great edition to my pamper routine on Sundays. 

I was looking at this foundation in store the other day and I really like the consistency of it. I've also heard a lot of good things about the Bourjois foundations which I have yet to own any of. I think that this one would be especially good to purchase as it's a healthy mix. Therefore the foundation mixture is good for the skin as well as being a good coverage. 

I have picked up this blush palette for my 1,000 give-away which has made me want it even more. I really love the look of it as there are so many different shades I'm really into blush at the moment so buying this would be like buying six different blush shades. It also comes with two contour shades which I think is a great edition to this palette. 

I have yet to pick up one of Zoe's beauty bags however I did pick one up for my up coming give-away so it has made me want to have one of my own even more. I'd love to pick the turquoise one up as I think that it's really pretty in addition to this I would like to pick up the "Just Say Yes" one too.
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18/05/2015

A H&M Shift Dress








Hey everyone I hardly do a blog post based upon fashion well not one where I focus on an outfit. So today I thought that I would change it up a bit and I would do just that. I got home from Sixth Form and I thought I should share with you guys what I was wearing as I loved this outfit a lot. 

Outfit:
Coat - New Look (Around £45)
Dress - H&M (On sale for £10 when I brought it)
Bag - Primark (£10)
Shoes - New Look (Around £12)
Tights - (Not worn in the photos but I did wear them)

Today's outfit is formal as well as comfortable as I have been to Sixth Form where I am required to wear formal/work clothes. I should probably point out I was wearing tights too as it was quite cold however I had taken them off by the time I took the photos. I only got this dress the other day and it was on sale for £10 which is pretty good considering how pretty it is. 

I have paired it with a plain black trench coat from New look, a black bag from Primark and some black shoes which are also from New Look. When I wear a clothing item which has a lot of colour or a bright pattern then I will pair it with more plain and simple things so that it doesn't clash.

I feel like the dress can definitely be dressed up or down depending on what you are doing that day. I've always loved H&M dresses and I own quite a few now I've always though the quality is very high considering the price. I'm thinking about doing a H&M based lookbook on my channel in the future so let me know if you would like this. 

I've never been one to wear bold colours or unusual patterns but I saw this and I immediately fell in love. I knew that this year would be the year that I would be more adventurous and daring with my wardrobe. I have recently purchased many brightly coloured patterned things which I'm sure you'll see somewhere on my social media platforms.
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17/05/2015

Video | Let's Talk About University and Apprenticeships



Hey guys so in today's video I decided to talk to you about University and Apprenticeships. I really loved talking to you guys about it as I know how stressful the decision can be I hope you enjoyed it and that this helped you a little bit. Don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.
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Things I've Learnt About Blogging So Far


Hello everyone happy Sunday!! Today in London it's actually really nice weather I'm so sorry that I haven't been very active on here this week. It's been one of those weeks where I put my blog on the back burner as I have had lots of other stuff life wise to do. 

Today I am going to be sharing with you a few things that I have learnt so far on my blogging journey. I have been blogging for a year and around seven months now which may seem like a long time. I guess in many ways it is as  I could be considered an "expert" or "intermediate" blogger by some or a "beginner" by others. 

Not everyone is nice
Unfortunately this is true. Although I'd say 99% of bloggers are lovely, kind and compassionate there are a few who are mean and not very welcoming. I would say that I have experienced a few of these people and it does make you question bloggers for a while. I guess there is a sort of hierarchy in the blogging world and if you are new or inexperienced then top bloggers aren't likely to respond or look at your blog. 

Although the blogging world can be lovely, supportive and inspirational it can also be a main target for cyber bullying at times. I have seen many horrible comments on blogs and YouTube videos which I would never post myself.. You do get over this after a while and realise that the majority of them are not like these very few. I guess you also have to grow a thick skin when it comes to hate and criticism the first few comments can hurt a lot. After a few you grow to appreciate the other constructive, kind and overwhelming comments more and ignore the horrible mean ones.  

It's not as easy as it seems
I think blogging has this whole sense of "being easy" I don't know where this has come from but I know many people think "I can do that". I have known many people who fall at the first hurdle which makes me realise what I do is not as easy as many people think. I upload a video twice a week and try to upload a blog post every other day so that's usually four times a week. To many this may seem easy as they upload on a daily basis whereas to others it may seem impossible as they may only upload once or twice a week. 

As some of you may know if you have been reading my blog or watching my videos for a while I've actually had a few blogs before Asia Jade. These weren't successful and I definitely fell at the first hurdle. I tried to upload on a daily basis and it just wasn't working for me blogging became stressful and essentially I gave up. I took a step back from my old blog and I looked at where it went wrong and that's when I decided to start fresh and then Asia Jade was born. 

In many ways I am thankful that my first few blogs weren't a success as I learnt so much from them. I was less thankful at the time instead I was quite deflated as I was one of those people who believed that in fact blogging was easy. I have now realised what I do is in fact a challenge as I have built up an audience who expect me to upload various days of the week. I am thankful that I have kept a calm approach to blogging and if I don't feel like blogging one day I won't. 

Take a relaxed approach
I know that everyone is different but I feel that it's important to be relaxed when it comes to blogging. Sometimes bloggers/youtubers get way to stressed out over it and it's unnecessary. No matter whether blogging for you is a hobby or a job it shouldn't become stressful. Blogging is about expressing yourself in various ways whether this is through writing or a video. I always try to blog on the days I have told you guys however when I don't feel like blogging I won't I don't mind uploading the next day and I know you guys don't either. 

You don't need expensive equipment to be successful
I know most bloggers have really nice cameras, laptops or other equipment. Honestly you don't need this to start a blog or YouTube channel I started out using my iPhone to take photos for my blog and my iPad to film my videos on. I used a very glamorous tripod made out of a stack of books so what I'm trying to say is don't feel defeated because you don't have the right equipment. You should use what you have and then make it as good as you can that's basically what I did. 

In time you can invest things into your blog like asking for a nice camera for your birthday or Christmas. It's always better to do it in the long run as working on your blog should be done this way and not quickly. I find that by working things out this way you can really decide whether it's good for your blog/channel or not. Sometimes when we make quick decisions we often don't make the right ones and later on wish we hadn't made them.
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11/05/2015

Things That Make Me Happy


Hello everyone I hope you have all had a lovely weekend. I'm sorry that I haven't posted over the weekend much I took a small break as I wanted to spend time with family and just relax. Sometimes my blog benefits me even more when I take a break from it as I come back refreshed and ready to write more. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few things that make me happy.

- Babies I always love it when you're out and about and you see a baby and you can make them smile that feeling is amazing. 
- Disney movies
- Music 
- When the weather is hot but not too sunny 
- Blogging/making videos
- The way everything is just after it rained
- Spending time with family and friends
- Meeting new people
- Cooking and tidying up
- Making lists
- Talking to my readers/viewers
- Going on an airplane and airports
- Discovering a new place 
- Seeing an old friend
- Keeping in contact with people
- Reading
- Giving something back
- Inspiring someone
- Going on a night out once every so often 
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10/05/2015

Video | My Morning Routine Weekend Edition



Hey guys so in today's video I decided to show you my morning routine for the weekend. It took me a while to film but I was super happy with the outcome of the video and editing. I hope you liked it don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.
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06/05/2015

Review | Damson & Jasmine Candle | Oliver Bonas





A little while back I posted a Oliver Bonas haul here on my blog which you can view here. Among the things that I picked up was this cute owl candle which is a Damson and Jasmine scent. It's been a few weeks now so I thought it was the right time to write a review as I have used it a few times since I first brought it.

First of all how can I not mention the packaging the box itself is super cute and would look great just sitting on a shelf somewhere. I also really love the candle holder as it can be used to store make-up brushes for instance once I have used the candle up. I also like how this particular candle is made in the UK which means that I am giving something back to my country. Although we often give things to other countries I also think it's important to give something back to your own country, town or neighbourhood. Whether its supporting small businesses or helping a neighbour out. 

I am very impressed with the candle itself as it lasts a long time. I don't really use it that much as it was £14 which is quite a lot so I use it for special occasions. I can definitely see this candle lasting me a long time which is good. I'm also glad that when the candle burns it doesn't leave the black marks around the side of the holder which other candles do. 

The smell of the candle is strong but not overpowering which I really like as I get headaches easily from strong scents. The scent lasts after the candle has been blown out as well. So there's always a lovely smell lingering where you lit the candle for a little while. Overall I am really pleased that I decided to pick this candle up and I will definitely be checking out the other Oliver Bonas candles for the future. They do many different sizes such as small, medium, and even ones with three wicks I think. 

If you have never tried any of the Oliver Bonas candles then I highly recommend them although they don't do scents like the Yankee Candles. I actually prefer these scents some of the other ones that they have are Elderflower Fizz, Indian Pomelo, Exotic Fig and Ginger and Lime. They're all different and unusual scents which you probably wouldn't pick up which is why you should!

Have you ever tried a Oliver Bonas candle? Do you already own one? What's your thoughts...
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04/05/2015

Wishlist | New Spring/Summer Fragrances



Hey everyone so in today's blog post I am going to be sharing with you a few fragrances that are new for Spring/Summer 2015 that I would love to purchase. I love to update my perfume collection here and there but not always as I hardly use the ones I own now. I personally think perfumes are used for a special occasion whereas body sprays are used on an every day basis. All of the perfumes that I have picked all have pretty bottles which I always look for in a perfume. May is also my birthday month so I really do hope that I can pick some of these up as they are perfect for Spring and Summer.


What's your favourtie Spring/Summer perfume this year?
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Video | Spring/Summer Make-Up Look 2015



Hey guys so in today's video I show you my latest Spring/Summer Make-Up Look. I really enjoyed filming it and I love the outcome of the video. I hope you liked it don't forget to SUBSCRIBE and give the video a THUMBS UP if you did in fact like it.
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01/05/2015

Ways To Discover New Blogs


Hello everyone and happy Friday I'm definitely looking forward to this weekend even more so because it's a bank holiday.Today I am going to be sharing with you some of the ways I find new blogs. Like anything else new blogs pop up every day as well as blogs being left or closed down. I often go through my reading list on blogspot to get rid of the blogs that are no longer active anymore. 

I feel that it's important to have blogs on your reading list that upload regularly but they also upload blog posts related to your blog genre. I love finding new blogs as they give me lots of inspiration whether it's with my blog posts, YouTube videos or the theme of my blog. 

Here are some of the ways that I find new blogs:
- Use Twitter hashtags for example, there's often hashtags such as #Sundayblogshare or #Bloglinks I like to use these as so many people tweet their blog links.

- Read through comments on a blog post. People often leave their blog link at the bottom of their comments.

- Browse through Instagram I know a lot of people who leave their blog link on their Instagram profile.

- Ask a fellow blogger to share some of their favourite blogs with you.

- Read blog posts where other bloggers specifically talk about bloggers that they like.

- I sometimes like to search for a specific topic in Google and then add blogspot. This brings up various blog posts which can help me discover a new blog. E.g. The Latest Fashion Trends blogspot

- I also like to ask my followers on Twitter to send me their blog links as I have over 6,000 followers so I haven't seen everyone's blogs obviously. 

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