Friday 22 November 2013

Shine Like A Celeb - Diamond Sparkle.

Recently I received this lovely sample from Shine Like A Celeb, which is one of their moisturisers called Diamond Sparkle. May I just add that the tub was filled to the rim when I received it (I forgot to take before pictures). At least you know I've tried and tested it ;)
So the body cream itself smells absolutely divine! I can't work out if it has coconut in it or not, but whatever it is in the scent reminds me of holidays/sun tan lotion (obviously the really nice ones). I just love that smell! There's definitely something that smells familiar in there. Now not only does the product have a gorgeous scent, the product also contains some of the essential vitamins that will make our skin look and feel amazing! Such as vitamin A (which aims at strengthening and protecting your tissue), B (for a more even skin tone and if used regularly will reduce signs of ageing), C (helps to reduce those fine lines and wrinkles) & E (protecting the skin from UV light and reducing stretch mark scars). Why do we have to get those bloody stretch marks?! I have quite a few on the tops and bottoms of my legs from ballet. 
Now to buy the product in full size it does cost £38.00, which may seem a little steep for a moisturiser. I only spend that much on creams that are going to correct my skin, such as spots and blemish correctors. It's definitely one that I would purchase if I had more money. IAs I absolutely love it! It makes my skin look super healthy and you feel like you've got that little 'glow' that everyone wants. This would be THEE best holiday/summer moisturiser. I even caught my little brother dipping his fingers in the tub 'mmm....' he said haha.  I wish I would of received the full size as the full size jar looks so pretty. It's one of those that you would leave out on the counter. Now the only thing that may put some people off is the shimmer that it leaves on the skin as it contains small tracings of glitter, but I really like it and I do think quite a lot of others would really rate it too (if they like a nice shimmer).
I had to include the middle picture as I thought the tubs were quite cool for a sampler. I'll definitely be reusing it as it may come in handy for my travels next year :o

Have you tried or heard of this cream before?
What's your go to moisturiser?
Chanelle Jade

Wednesday 13 November 2013

Lush - Golden Wonder Bath Bomb.

This bath bomb has to be my favourite that I've tried so far. It really is like watching one of your Christmas presents unwrap. As each layer has something different to offer, such as the golden lustre, colours, fizzing/foaming and the little gold stars - which are super cute. Lush have made my bath time the most favourite part of my day. I get right excited when I pop in new ones that I haven't tried before. It's kind of magical.

The scent of this bath bomb is mainly an orange scent that comes through, but after a little research I found out that it contains cognac oil, orange oil (which explains it) and lime oil. So it's quite a fruity one, which I really enjoyed. I wish they would release one that smelt like the Yankee Candle in Bahama Breeze, its kind of like a Hawaiian scent that has a lot of pineapple in it or the Fluffy Towels one. Me and my obsession with the smell of clean washing is becoming a little out of hand. I should just pour some comfort in my bath? haha! (jokes).

It's quite a big bath bomb which does take a while to dissolve, which makes it more fun. I'm always disappointed when they are over with in a flash. I tend to get more excited than my little brother when we are watching them. This one only cost £3.50 which isn't too bad. Just look how pretty the water turned out in the last picture though, It's made the water a really nice turquoise with lots of gold glitter in it (I pretended I were in Bora Bora in a little hut). The stars end up dissolving, but they do last a pretty long time.

Have you tried Golden Wonder before? I was thinking of getting some bath bombs for my nieces for Christmas, to add to their little Christmas boxes. Do you think they would like them?

Chanelle Jade

Tuesday 12 November 2013

MAC Studio Fix Fluid NC30

MAC Studio Fix Fluid is an oil free foundation that has medium-buildable coverage. The foundation is also said to last up to 8 hours without having to touch up, which sounds perfect right? (we all love our long wearing foundations). Now not only that, but it also contains some magical things such as micronized pigments, soft-focus powders that help create a smoother look and it also helps minimise the appearance of imperfections. SOLD.

After reading lots of great reviews about the foundation, I caved and purchased it! Yayyy.
Can you believe it's my first time trying this foundation? Where have I been? I feel quite ashamed of myself haha.
No, not really. I've always been satisfied with my L'Oreal foundations and it scares me a little trying out new ones. It didn't help that I'd previously purchased MAC studio sculpt and didn't get on with it at all. Which is really annoying! Especially when you're paying £20+ for them. I purchased my studio fix fluid online at for £21.50 along with a few other items. So obviously it cost me a lot more, whoops!
I can't wait to try out the samples they have sent me. As I've heard so many good things about the prep and prime. It's always nice to try before you buy isn't it? Hehe.

Listed below are my thoughts about the foundation after trying it out.

The foundation stays put, which is brilliant as I haven't had to re-apply any of my foundation today.
The coverage is really good. I suffer with acne scaring/marks on my face from time to time and this foundation covers them really well.
Contains special-skin conditioning ingredients
Doesn't settle into any creases on the face.
It's oil free
Doesn't look cakey (that's with the right amount applied and blended in correctly)
Has SPF 15 in it.
A little goes a long way

It comes with no pump, which makes it really hard to get out of the bottle.
It smells like play doh?!
It transfers at first so be careful.

Overall I'm really glad I purchased this foundation and I will definitely purchase it again. I'm a medium/full coverage type of girl and this one is perfect for me. So if you like something with lighter coverage, I doubt this one will work for you. Although it may be a bit too thick for me to use in the summer time. It will definitely be my 'winter and night out ' foundation. The only thing I wish they would change is the scent and of course the pump! Looks like I'll have to purchase one online. Grr. I wonder what foundation I'll try next time? Recommendations welcome.

Have you tried MAC Studio Fix Fluid?
And what is your holy grail foundation?

Chanelle Jade
I would also like to say a big thank you to all you sweet people that follow me via twitter and instagram. For all of your love and support, especially over the weekend. If you don't know already my French Bulldog 'Frenchie' had to be put to sleep on Friday as she were really ill and suffering with a lot of pain. At just 18 months old :( I'm absolutely devastated and it's been an awful weekend for me. So thank you to everyone that reached out to me over the weekend, it really means a lot.
R.I.P sweetheart <3 xx

Friday 8 November 2013

Revlon - Black Cherry.

I'm pretty sure we all know about Revlon and their lovely make-up range. Well quite a few months back I picked up one of their lipsticks in 'Black Cherry' as a lot of people were comparing it to one of the MAC lipsticks in 'Dark Side' and even one of Tom Fords lipsticks. Now I must of been having one of those days when you feel a little more daring than most days. As I'm usually a nude/peach type of girl (talk about going out of my comfort zone). The only time I do wear a dark lipstick is on a big night out or a special occasion and saying that it's only a deep red.

Now if you're looking for a statement lipstick then this may be the one for you. The lipstick does cost £7.49 which isn't that pricey. For a lipstick that goes on smoothly and is quite moisturising anyway. The longevity of this lipstick isn't amazing, but it does look nice applied lightly as a lip stain with a bit of gloss applied over the top (if you don't want it to look to heavy). I like the fact that the lipstick has no odour to it and that the packing is very sleek. Especially the clear tops, making the specific shades easier to find.

Here is a swatch of the lipstick.

As you can see the shade is a deep plum/berry. It does look a little darker on my lips when its just applied as a lipstick, nothing else.

 Overall this lipstick is a gorgeous shade and I love the look of it on others, but it just isn't for me. It doesn't really suit my skin tone and kind of washes me out. I've worn it a few times and wish I didn't bother. I'm sure it will come in good use next Halloween or something though haha.

Have you tried Revlon lipsticks before?
Do deep shades put you off too sometimes?

Chanelle Jade


Monday 4 November 2013

October Favourites.

I've only just realised that I haven't shared one of these posts with you for the last 2 months, whoops! Sorry guys. So I thought I'd better give myself a kick up the bum and show you what I've been loving over the October period.

I can't believe it's the 4th of November already! Which means it is only 50 days until Christmas!!! I've decided that I'm grounded until I've done all of my Christmas shopping this year. As I can't stop spending! I wish I could stick to a spending ban.

Real Techniques Brushes
The expert face brush - this is a must have make-up brush in your collection. It makes applying foundation, concealer so easy and leaves you with a flawless finish.
The blush brush - this brush gets slated a lot for being too big, but the tapered tip of this brush makes it easy to apply my bronzer/blusher. Both of these are just £9.99 from Boots or Superdrug. I've washed these brushes a million times and they still look and feel as good as new.

Crown Brushes
I haven't stopped applying eyeshadow to my everyday look since purchasing the C431 precision detail brush, C441 DLX blending crease and the C433 Pro blending fluff which is a good dupe of the MAC 217. I wrote a full review about these brushes here: CROWN BRUSH REVIEW

MAC Eyeshadows
Woodwinked: I can't get enough of this bronze eyeshadow lately. It has got to be one of my favourite MAC eyeshadows of all time and is perfect for A/W.
Charcoal Brown: I've been using this little gem to fill in my brows.
Vanilla: gorgeous as an all over lid shade with another eyeshadow blended into the crease. Can also use this under the brow bone and inner corners of the eye to highlight.
Nylon: Looks super pretty in the inner corners of your eyes.
These eyeshadows are £10.00 each and worth every penny. I really love MAC for their eyeshadows, they are so smooth and blend so easily. I just can't get enough of applying my eye make-up. I never really use to wear it before blogging. Well only on big nights out with the girls, but it seems that I'm wearing it more and more everyday now. Yayyyy!

Rimmel Scandal Eyes - Liquid Eyeliner
This is my favourite liquid eyeliner at the minute, which has a thick and thin 3D applicator that makes applying your favourite winged eyeliner super easy. You can apply this super thin or twist it to the side to create a thicker line. It feels like you're using a felt tip pretty much. I picked this up in boots the other week for just £5.49. Now it has had a lot of mixed reviews, but mines worked a treat.

What have you been loving throughout October?
Have you used any of these before?

Chanelle Jade

Saturday 2 November 2013

50 Random Facts About Me | Tag.

1. My name is Chanelle Jade, but my family call me by Jade. My granddad named me after Chanel no.5 perfume (I'm the 5th child).
2. I'm scared of the dark :o and I still sleep with the light on.
3. I hate mornings and daytime. Evenings and night time are my favourite time of the day.
4. I've studied in Health & Social care.
5. I still sleep with a teddy (his name is Ted).
6. Growing up my hobby became dancing. I use to go to ballet, tap, jazz and Irish dancing classes.
7. I can't sit in the same room with someone who 'slops' their chops when they're eating. I think I need hypnotherapy! It goes through me D: kind of like nails down a chalk board.
8. My eyes are green with yellow around the pupil? Someone once told me I had cat eyes? haha!
9. I'm very down to earth and don't see why there's people that look down on others.
10. I want to travel the world when I meet the right person. <3
11. I'm one of 7 children. Yes, my mum is kinder mental.
12. My birthday is February the 11th, which means my star sign is Aquarius.
13. I have been single for 2 years.
14. Resisting a packet or two of crisps is so hard for me.
15. I have 6 dogs. 4 Pugs and 2 French Bulldogs (Molly, Betty, Dorothy, Peggy, Frenchie & Fergie)
16. Pretty Woman, Clueless, P.S I love you, Ace Ventura, The Notebook and Save The Last Dance are my most overplayed movies.
17. When I get mad or angry with something I have to do the 10 second countdown to calm down.
18. I always wanted to have an Australian accent growing up.
19. I like the smell of cat food? (weirdo) haha and petrol.
20. I don't like fall outs and I HATE going to sleep on an argument.
21. My favourite board games are Party Mania, Scrabble and Cluedo.
22. I find it hard to open up to people.
23. I'm an Aunty to 5 nieces and a nephew. Christmas is quite expensive :)
24. I use to eat the full kiwi when my mum use to pack them up for me in my sandwich box.
25. I adore blogging in every way, shape or form. Thank you to you all <3
26. I've probably spent a year of my life playing on The Sims computer game.
27. I'm petrified of horses and E.T.
28. I live with my mum, dad, 2 little brothers and 6 dogs. My family mean so much to me <3 xo
29. I am a very hyperactive person.
30. I have flat feet.
31. I use to have the same nightmare about a joint of beef growing up o_O I use to wake up wet through, crying my eyes out and I had to tell my dad it was about a zombie or something stupid, because I couldn't tell him it was about some meat?! I've had the dream a couple of times in the last couple of years.
32. I once had a pee in one of my mums friends shoes. I wasn't drunk, I was a toddler at the time.
33. I'm from Yorkshire.
34. I love giving gifts to people.
35. Me and my family nearly moved to Canada once, woah imagine!
36. I love programmes about crime/prison etc.
37. I'm terrible at texting back.
38. My childhood nickname - Johnny! I didn't want to be a girl when I was little and I wouldn't respond to anyone that would call me by a girls name haha.
39. I'm scared of ladybirds! My sister use to fill smartie tubes full of them and chase me round the garden and pop the tube in my face :( My brother also put one down the back of my pants. Me and ladybirds haven't seen eye to eye really. Sorry ladybird lovers!
40. I don't know what I would do without caffeine. Mmm.
41. I wrote in a diary most days growing up. It makes me laugh when I read comments in it like 'I've got a hangover today. I drank too much shandy last night' or 'I had a piggy back from one of the boys in my class today. We are in love' LOL.
42. I cannot stand someone touching my feet or people putting their feet on me. YUK.
43. I love crystals, dream books, and all things weird.
44. I fancy the pants off of Johnny Knoxville and Jim Carrey.
45. Green is my favourite colour.
46. I use to have a hamster called Brian.
47. Going camping in Whitby is one of my favourite things to do in the Summer.
48. I still have TY beanie babies and troll dolls in my bedroom.
49. I sing my sentences quite a lot. Have you ever watched New Girl on e4? I get told my personality is a bit like Jess. Don't know if that's good or bad?!
50.  I once chocked on a beef hula hoop in college, baring in mind it was dinner time and the canteen was full. Someone had to smack me on the back, pull me in under the rubs and then it flew out onto someone's plate!!!! how embarrassing. I haven't had a packet since.

Well I hope you've enjoyed reading 50 random facts about me and I hope that I haven't scared you off. It was quiet hard to think of 50 things to be quite honest, so sorry if any of these are a little boring. Big thanks to Harriet over at Byootee for giving me a kick up the butt to get mine done :) I'd love to read more of these, so I tag EVERYONE that might fancy doing it.

Chanelle Jade

Friday 1 November 2013

A/W Bits & Bobs.

Picture 1: Black jumper dress with white collar (Primark - £12.00), Wishbone and love necklace (H&M £3.99 each), Black and Burgundy beanie hats (Primark £2.00 each), Green bobbly hat (H&M £5.99), Pretty silver crystal necklace (Primark £1.00)
Picture 2: Rusty orange smock dress (Topshop £10.00), White & Gold necklace (Topshop £3.99), Green jumper (H&M £12.99), Gold necklace (Primark £3.00), Black fluffy jumper (H&M £14.99), Cream Jumper (Primark £10.00).
Picture 3: How cute are these Christmas socks? There's another pair with Christmas puddings on them somewhere in the wash as I couldn't resist putting them on. The penguin ones are so so cute :)  I got them from Primark for just £2.00. Please don't quote me on any of these prices, I can't find the receipts anywhere.
Picture 4: Look at this for a tin of sweeties! My sister bought them for me last night bless her :) As a thank you for taking all the kids out trick or treating. I wonder what I can store in the tin once I've eaten them all? I'm sure Harry will help me clear them up. Thank you Kirsty <3 xo

Don't you just love it when it gets colder throughout the Autumn/Winter? There's just something about putting on those extra layers. Along with your hat, scarf and gloves. I love walking through the woods at this time of year. When you can put on your favourite wellibobs and walk through the sludgy mud with all the bright and colourful leaves dropping to the floor. Especially at winter time when the leaves turn glittery and have a little crunch to them.

So my sister came to visit us all on Saturday for a few days as a surprise for my mums birthday. You'll probably already know this if you've been reading my previous blog posts. When my sister comes up, it means one thing and one thing only... SHOP TILL YOU DROP! This is the reason why I've neglected my blog for a few days, it's so hard to get back into it sometimes when you have a little break. When I went shopping I went with the idea of buying lots of Christmas presents. The only thing I bought that was for Christmas was some wrapping paper, whoops haha! It is quite cute though.
Good old Primark didn't fail to impress me, they had some lovely bits in. They've definitely upped their game for A/W this year. I'm so glad I picked up the black jumper dress, I love it. I've been looking all over for one with a white collar, but didn't want to pay too much for one. I seem to be loving shirts with pixie collars at the moment so if you know or see any that are cheap'ish let me know. I also seem to be building up my collection of cosy cuddly jumpers too. You can never have enough right?! H&M aren't bad for them and they are so cheap in comparison to other stores. They also had quite a lot of them in Primark with a variety of colours to choose from.

This isn't all of my shopping. I'll be sharing more with you in some later posts. *coughtESTEELAUDERcough* eeeek. Oh and I'm really, really excited as I have some Pug puppies due to be born anytime now! So I do apologise in advance for the spamming of puppy pictures that will be on my Instagram.

What have you been buying lately?
Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
Chanelle Jade

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