29/10/2016

Video | Luxembourg day 2



Today's blog post is about my latest video which is the second vlog from my weekend getaway to Luxembourg. I will be uploading blog posts from my holiday as well. If you liked this video please give it a THUMBS UP and make sure to SUBSCRIBE.
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3 Years Of Asia Jade


As most of you will know last Monday it was the 24th October which is my blog's anniversary date. This year my blog turned THREE. I mean what the actual I've been blogging for three whole years. It feels like just yesterday I sat down to write my first blog post and only last week I broke the news to my friends & family. 

I've been super busy these past few weeks which is why I haven't blogged much or uploaded many videos. Life just got in the way. I hope to blog more frequently after this weekend as I want to use this weekend to help myself get back on my feet. It feels so good to be sitting down and writing up a blog post.

Things I have accomplished in these past 3 years:
- Getting over 200 followers on Bloglovin
- Reaching 10,000 views let alone over 80,000 now
- Working with various companies such as The Cosmopolitan hotel  in Las Vegas, Dailylook & Cortexica
- Sharing my adoption story to you all
- Encouraging friends to start their own blog or channel
- Challenging myself with weekly or monthly blog series

Some of my favourite blog posts:






Some tips I have for bloggers
Go at your own pace - I've never really been the type of blogger who has to upload on a certain day at a certain time. Yes it helps with consistency and views in some ways but I find it so much more stressful. I always tend to upload when I have time to properly sit down and write a post. 

Although there may seem like you have to rush everything when it comes to blogging or making videos. But at the end of the day it's your blog or your channel so you should do what you feel.

Never get too big for your boots - It's always unattractive when a blogger thinks that because they have loads of views or followers they are amazing. I really dislike this and I often unfollow someone if they end up like this. I always admire people who stay humble and down to earth even though they are super successful. 

Write what you want to write - Whether it's about beauty, lifestyle, fashion, food, sex, boyfriends, girlfriends etc...Write what you want because I always believe you should write for yourself and not for anyone else. If you write about something controversial then you'll always have haters because everyone has an opinion. That alone shouldn't stop you writing about it. If you feel passionate about something then write or film a video about it. 

Do what you feel is right - Blogging is so overrated sometimes and the pressure to have a "good" blog is ridiculous. I've always said to myself if I'm happy with my blog in terms of what I write, how it looks and where it's going then that's all that matters. If you wake up one day and you have been blogging for 4 years and you feel the time is right to end it then do exactly that.

I'm so thankful for all of the opportunities that I have been given through this and all of the amazing people I have met through it. I can truly say I have made some friends for life from doing this. It's so nice when your family and friends supports you for doing something that you love doing. 

I'm not entirely sure how long I will be doing this for. However I don't see myself stopping anytime soon. The last thing I want to say is if you are thinking of starting a blog then DO IT because it's the best thing I have ever done. I don't regret it one bit and I have grown so much as a person because of it.
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25/10/2016

Video | LUXEMBOURG Vlogs (Day 1: Travel, hotel & dinner)



Today's blog post is about my latest video which is the first vlog from my weekend getaway to Luxembourg. I will be uploading blog posts from my holiday as well. If you liked this video please give it a THUMBS UP and make sure to SUBSCRIBE.
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Asia Jade's 3 Year Anniversary + WORLDWIDE GIVEAWAY (Ends 25th November 2016)






Hey guys yesterday was my 3 year blog anniversary. I wanted to give back to all my blog readers by throwing a giveaway. This will be running for a month and some surprise gifts will be added to the final prize also. 

I've been so busy these past few weeks at work and getting ready for my travels. However I haven't forgotten about my blog's anniversary which I'm celebrating with a giveaway. I don't usually hold that many giveaways on my blog so I definitely wanted to do one this time.

One person is going to be able to win this prize and they can be from anywhere in the world. I'm going to do a proper blog post on how I have found 3 years of blogging which will probably go up sometime later on this week.

Giveaway contains:
- Superdrug facemasks x3
- Hat
- Scarf
- Zoella Bake My Days Handcream
- Zoella Lip Balm Duo
- Tanya Burr Lip Gloss Set
- Beauty Blender
- Make Up Revolution Ultra Flawless 2 Eye Shadow Palette
- Make Up Revolution Lip Lacquer x2
- Soap & Glory Merry Kiss Much Gift Set

*Surprise presents will be added also (Each week I will announce a new prize over on my twitter @asiajade4)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

This giveaway ends on the 25th November 2016. Good luck and thank you so much for all your support it means an incredible amount to me. I will be announcing the winner over on twitter so keep an eye out. You must have completed all the entries and be contactable in order for your entry to be valid.
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20/10/2016

#Blogtober I'm Going To Luxembourg


Today I am off on another adventure because I am going to Luxembourg. Very random I know but it's also very different. If you don't know where Luxembourg is then it's in between Germany and France. 

I'm so so excited as I booked it a few months ago now. It's a birthday present to my Mum as it was sort of a big birthday. We arrive later on this afternoon and fly home Sunday evening. It's a short but sweet trip and neither of us have ever been to Luxembourg before.

We're staying in Luxembourg City in a really nice hotel (I hope it is anyways I haven't seen it yet!). I can't wait to try new foods and to explore a place I have never been before. I am going to be vlogging it so you will see what I get up to over on my channel as well as on here.

If you don't already go and follow me on twitter @asiajade4 and instagram @asiajade04. Where I will be keeping you all up to date with what I'm doing!! I'm even more excited to go on a plane I haven't been on one since I went to New York City. I just love flying. 

On a side note I have a very exciting blog post going up on Monday so keep your eyes out for that. It's my blogs birthday so I may or may not be holding a giveaway for that ;)
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16/10/2016

#Blogtober Spending Ban 2016

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Hey guys it's official I am going on a "Spending Ban". I think I have a shopping addiction and it's not good. I always justify why I bought something which makes it 10x worse haha. So I'm going on a spending ban until December! Yes December.

I haven't got much going on except from going to Luxembourg and Paris where I will need Euros. I have allowed myself to buy things there for souvenirs etc...But anything else I want to buy when I'm at home like make-up products for example are banned. 

Also at the moment I am in the process of buying Christmas presents. These are an exception because I need to get them whereas the other things are things I want. Other exceptions are things like food and essential things like toothpaste etc...

Banned items:
Make-Up
Clothes
Homeware
Unnecessary stationary
Subscriptions
Meals out (except dates)

Exceptions:
Euro's I got for Luxembourg & Paris
Christmas presents
Food
Shampoo, toothpaste etc...(essentials)
Dates (Not the food...actual dates)
Cosmopolitan magazine because it's only £1
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15/10/2016

#Blogtober Superdrug Haul





Hey guys so you're probably wondering where I have been the past few days. I wish I could have an exciting story to tell you but I don't I've just been too busy to blog. It was my first week back at work with both of my bosses back from their holiday so it was pretty hectic. 

It was also my Mum's 60th birthday party last night which was a busy day/evening. I also re-took my theory test yesterday again as it had ran out. I think I may do a blog post on my driving experience so far. I passed which is a relief as I wouldn't want to do it again.

So today on my way home from my friends house I popped into Superdug to pick up some more moisturiser. But I came home with a few more things that I don't quite need. I was looking for a face mask and I have heard that the ones from L'Oreal are very good so I will let you know if they are or not. I also got this free gift for purchasing two skincare products which was great.

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09/10/2016

#Blogtober Autumn/Winter Outfits


Hey guys for today's blogtober post I'm going to be sharing with you a few outfits which are perfect for Autumn/Winter. There are six different outfits that I am going to be sharing with you.

Top - Primark
Bomber Jacket - H&M 
Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Nike Roshe 


Top - New Look
Jeans - Primark
Shoes - Converse


Hat - H&M 
Dress - New Look
Boots - Primark


Hat - H&M
Dress - Primark
Shoes - Primark 
Bag - Louis Vuitton


Top - Hollister
Skirt - New Look
Shoes - Converse


Hat - H&M
Dress - New Look
Boots - Kurt Geiger
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#Blogtober2016 Missguided Coat Wishlist


Missguided posted on Twitter this morning saying that they have new coats online. I went and looked immediately as I am looking for a new Winter coat which is more cosy & formal. The coats I have now are 90% green they are warm but could be warmer. So I thought for today's blogtober post I would share with you my top picks from their coat collection.

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08/10/2016

#Blogtober2016 | Current Playlist


Hey guys today's blogtober is my current playlist. I always like doing these blog posts as music is something everyone likes. Discovering new songs is like one of the best things ever. I always like reading these blog posts so I can then go ahead and listen to the songs I don't know. 

I Believe In You - Michael Bublé
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Closer - The Chainsmokers ft.Halsey
Let Me Love You - DJ Snake ft.Justin Bieber
Nobody But Me - Michael Bublé
We Don't Talk Anymore - Charlie Puth ft.Selena Gomez
Into You - Ariana Grande
Welcome To New York - Taylor Swift
Still Falling For You - Ellie Goulding
Sweater Weather - The Neighbourhood 
I'm Yours - Alessia Cara
Treat You Better - Shawn Mendes
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Sledgehammer - Fifth Harmony
If It Ain't Love - Jason Derulo
The Greatest - Sia ft.Kendrick Lamar 
You Don't Know Love - Olly Murs
This Town - Naill Horan 
Wildfire - Seafret
Hello - Adele 
Tattoo - Hunter Hayes
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04/10/2016

#Blogtober2016 | Sleek Wishlist


For the third day of blogtober I am going to share with you a few things that I want to get from the make-up brand Sleek. Today's blog post is being uploaded a lot later then it was supposed to be. I've been super busy today that's why and I didn't have a chance to write it up last night. 

I have never really explored the brand Sleek and I don't even think I have bought a product from them. I would love to try out their cream contour kit especially as I have never contoured before. When I do purchase it I will definitely be doing a review for you guys.

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03/10/2016

#Blogtober2016 | The Christmas Blogger Giftswap #APOVGIFTSWAP


For my third blogtober blog post I'm going to be telling you about a blogger gift swap that is going to take place this Christmas. I got the information for this blog post from the blog carpediememmie. 

This gift swap is only available to UK bloggers. It doesn't matter how many followers you have big or small you can enter. It's such a fun way to make new blogger friends, discover new blogs & share the Christmas spirit. 

You get partnered up with another blogger. Once you have been partnered up you can decide on the budget with your partners. You should all get involved as it's something different to do and look forward to.

Here's some important dates for your diary if you get involved:

- November 1st: Deadline for completing the submission form.
- November 6th (or earlier!): Find out your blogger pair, yay!
- By December 17th: Send off gifts to your blogger pair 

How do you get involved you ask, in order to take part, you must:
- Fill in the Google form document – here’s the link.
- Write a blog post about this event within five days of receiving confirmation.
- Send a couple of nice gifts to your paired blogger by December 17th.
- Write a post about your gifts (must include photos) after you have received them.
- Send Viola links to all of your blog posts so I can see how the event has gone!

You can use this hashtag #apovgiftswap to talk about the gift swap as well as talk to your partner on Twitter and Instagram!
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02/10/2016

#Blogtober2016 | The Autumn Tag 2016


Hey guys today's blogtober blog post is the Autumn tag. I have never done this on my blog so I thought it would be fun to do as Autumn is one of my favourite months. I found the tag over on the blog Make-up Savvy and decided to answer the questions for myself.

1. What signifies the start of Autumn for you?
I think that when you wake up and the sun is shining but it's crisp and cold then you know the seasons are beginning to change. There's also the obvious when it starts to get darker earlier and the leaves turn a different colour. The most obvious one would be the rain showers during the day when it's sunny although that could happen at anytime of the year here in London. 

2. What is your favourite Fall scent?
It would have to be Paco Rabanne's lady million. I absolutely adore the scent and it's a perfect scent for the Autumn/Winter. It's fairly strong but not overwhelming as I think it's just the right amount. I have worn the scent for many years but I never really wear it during the Summer unless I'm on holiday. I prefer to wear it during the colder months.  

3. What is your favourite Autumn colour?
It would have to be khaki I just love that shade of green. I think I'm going to be filling my wardrobe up with khaki coloured clothing this A/W. I have my eye on this fake suede khaki green skirt from Missguided. It's such a flattering skirt and colour that I may just have to treat myself. 

4. What is your favourite Fall drink?
HOT CHOCOLATE. However it has to be made right it can't be too chocolaty or too milky. I love it to put marshmallows on top as well but not all the time as it becomes very sweet. But you need cute mugs to have your hot chocolate in. 

5. What TV show, new or old, are you looking forward to this Fall?
Greys Anatomy as season 13 comes out in November. I am so obsessed with this at the moment I have spent the past few weeks re-watching all of the seasons. I'm currently on season 10 and I have been watching at least two-three episodes a day. I don't think I could ever get bored of Greys as it's so entertaining. 

6. What is your favourite Fall fashion trend?
Pinafore dresses I think they are so cute and flattering. I have one from Primark in khaki of course and I can't wait to get my hands on some more colours. I'd love to get a denim, burgundy and a black one as they are all great fall colours. They look super cute with a floppy hat, trench coat and ankle boots.

7. What is your favourite frugal Autumn activity?
I can name a few as I tend to stay at home a lot so movie marathons are great or colouring. Blogging or filming videos is another great frugal activity. I'd have to say my favourite activity is sitting by a window with a cup of tea and reading a book or a magazine.

8. What is your favourite makeup look come autumnal weather?
I love dark lips as I don't really wear eye shadow that much I love to express myself with the lip colour that I choose. I have so many more Autumn/Winter lip products than I do Spring or Summer. I just think that these colours suit me better than pinks or nudes. I love wearing lip lacquers during this time of year as they last so much longer. 
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01/10/2016

#Blogtober2016 | Feel Sexy On Your Date Night With Adore Me

Hey guys today is a special blog post first of all as it's the first blog post in my Blogtober series but mostly because I was asked by Adore me to come up with outfits to go along side their lingerie for a date night. I have picked three different ideas that you could use for a date night as well as what you could wear. Adore me is an American based lingerie, swimwear and nightwear company. Each of their lingerie items are drawn and then produced making each one unique. 

I must tell you that Adore Me don't currently ship to the UK however they are thinking about it. I did wonder whether to post this as the majority of my readers are from the UK. However I do have an American based audience as well and I though that when they do ship to the UK this will be of use to you.


Movie night at home

The first date night that I had in mind was something I love to do on my own anyways. I just love sitting in my room with a lit candle, a blanket, a cup of tea and a bunch of snacks having a movie marathon. But nothing is better than watching a film with that special someone. This PJ set from Missguided is gorgeous and would look even more flattering with a silk robe. The Revlon lip product adds that bit of colour to your lips. 

Whilst the lingerie set complements the pjs perfectly. Seeing as you would be spending the evening at home you don't need a lot of bra support. Hence why I didn't go for a padded bra I went for one without but still looks pretty and appealing. About time is a great movie to watch on your date night in as it's both romantic and funny. 


Fancy restaurant

The second date idea is more of a traditional type of date. We all love to dress up and go out for a nice meal. I personally hate this type of date as I find it so much pressure. However once I get more comfortable with a person I do love going on these type of dates. It's always a nice feeling when you get dressed up for a night of fun and laughter. 

I actually own the LBD from Newer Than Now and it's so so comfy and really flattering. The court shoes add just the right amount of height as you want all of the attention to be on the dress. A LBD always goes well with a red lipstick so I chose this classic shade from YSL. Finally the lingerie I picked is a traditional red lace one as I thought it would suit this look best. 

Coming from experience I know how thin the material is that the LBD is made out of. Hence why I went for these kind of knickers as you won't be able to see the outline of them through the dress. I opted for the grey shoes instead of a bold colour as they complement each other really well. 


An evening walk along the Thames

The third date idea that I had was going for a long evening walk along the Thames river. I especially love Embankment as they always have lots going on as well as restaurants that you can stop off at. As we are going in to the Autumn/Winter months this outfit would be perfect with thick tights and ankle boots. 

A floppy hat and a long dress go so well together along with a simple nude lip. I chose this blue lingerie set as I thought it was so pretty and would be comfortable to wear underneath the dress. I absolutely love Rimmel's Oh My Glosses especially the shade Snog as it's the perfect nude colour. You could wear a long trench coat with this to complete the outfit. 

I'd like to thank Kate for reaching out to me I have really enjoyed the whole process of creating this blog post. I am very happy with the outcome of it and I hope you like it as well. That also concludes the first blog post for blogtober there are 30 more blog posts to come so keep an eye out for them.....
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