Tuesday, 25 November 2014

RIVER ISLAND - WISHLIST WEDNESDAY.

RIVER ISLAND WISHLIST.


It's wishlist Wednesday! This week I thought I'd share with you some of my favourite items from the River Island website. They seem to have some gorgeous statement pieces in at the minute and a lot of dark colours - yay for Winter! I could of made a collage with more items, but I thought I'd try and keep it minimal as less is more (not that I believe that when it comes to clothes).

Don't they have some gorgeous stuff in at minute? I mean how pretty is the velvet dress? I want them all!  Now if I had to choose just 3 items from my little wishlist I would have to go for the grungy black lace up chunky boots, it's a must. I have a thing for really ugly shoes/boots and these are right up my street. I wouldn't be able to cope if I didn't select this cute little fluffy cross body bag and it wouldn't be a successful River Island spree without a pair of their molly jeggings - they are just the comfiest jeggings that ever got pulled up my legs and oh so flattering! 

I love doing these kind of posts, especially with Christmas coming up. It's like a fun way of making a Christmas list. As I have such a large family it can be hard to think of presents for them to get me, so it just seems so much easier to make one of these and point them in my blogs direction.

Have you bought anything from River Island recently?
Which 3 items would you choose if you had to?

Chanelle Jade

INSTAGRAM MOTD #1


INSTAGRAM MOTD #1
DRUGSTORE SELFIE.

I thought I'd start a new little series on my blog as I often get questioned about what make up I'm currently wearing in my little Instagram selfies. Sorry for the extreme posing to follow in these little posts. Girls gotta do, what she gotta do (sassy girl emoji).  I'll try not to wash my face out with the filters next time too! I was suffering with some horrible hormonal spots on this day... thank god for filters hey! Everything I used can be found in your nearest drugstores if you live in the UK that is. Nothing I used was very pricey so this may be helpful for you ladies out there that want good make up, but can't afford to splurge. Especially with Christmas coming up - cheaper/bargains are a must! I've definitely been loving me some berry lips this Autumn!

FACE.
primer: l'oreal lumi magique
concealer: maybelline the eraser eye: light
foundation: l'oreal infallible foundation: 260

EYES.
mascara: l'oreal lash architect: midnight black
eyeliner: collection 2000 fast stroke eyeliner

EYEBROWS.
eyebrow pencil: rimmel: dark brown

CHEEKS.
highlighter: the balm mary-lou manizer
bronzer: rimmel natural bronzer: 025 sunglow

LIPS.
lip pencil: rimmel lasting finish: 061 wine (vaseline applied on top)

Well I hope you have enjoyed this little post cheekies! Let me know if this is something that you would like to see more of. It's nice to mix it up a little bit from time to time. Guess what???? It's officially one month until Christmas! yayyyyyyy.

Chanelle Jade

YANKEE CANDLE WAX TART - ANGEL'S WINGS.

 YANKEE CANDLE WAX TART - ANGEL'S WINGS.

There was something about this Yankee Candle when I read the name 'Angel's Wings' that instantly made me think of my Auntie Debbie, as soon as I saw the tart I knew for a fact that she would of picked it up or bought this in jar form, it's so her. She was a magpie when it came to anything that had fairies or angels on it. So it just had to go in the basket. 

This candle brings you peace, happy thoughts and lets you unwind whilst thinking about your favourite loved ones that are sadly no longer with us other than in spirit. I couldn't wait to light this one, it wasn't just the scent that I wanted to get a whiff of, but I wanted to have a night to unwind and de-stress and let all my sad thoughts I'd been having lately turn into positive memories. When lighting this candle I let my mind take me away and I had a lovely night thinking about my favourite memories with my family and friends that are missed so deeply. 

'Spirits rise on this beautiful airy aroma of joyfully sweet spun sugar, heavenly sheer flower petals and divinely smooth vanilla'. - Yankee Candle.

I found the scent was a little strong/sickly the first night I used it, but I continued to use it and the tart smelt absolutely gorgeous the next few nights that I had lit it. You could definitely smell the vanilla coming through, more to the end of using this one up, eventually leaving my room smelling like buns! yum yum.  

Have you tried this one before? What is your favourite Yankee Candle so far this year?


Chanelle Jade





Wednesday, 19 November 2014

HAT VS SCRUNCHIE.

HAT VS SCRUNCHIE.

From immaculate to scruffy with a flip of a hat (for real) ha ha! So here we have photo evidence that these big hats do nothing but cover my untidy bed head. I promise to make the effort and style my hair for my blog photos one day! God aren't I lazy! I do love the messy look rather than sleek though I must admit. I can also get away with being a scruff then can't I?

Are you a hat or a scrunchie kind of girl? I usually go for hats in the A/W to hide the bed hair, but if I'm going for a scrunchie I always go for one of the few that I own from New Look, this pastel blue one has to be my favourite scrunchie that I own. I love how chunky it is! When I look at these photos all I see is black, on black, on black, on black, so a statement scrunchie brightens up the outfit a little if you're not too keen on other colours (hint to myself). Then I look at the top two photos I think I look like a member of the Flintstones or some kind of tramp ha! You can never go wrong with a pair of Topshop jeans either, I've had these for over a year now. I could do with dying them to get the colour back as they've faded a little. Has any of you done this before? Any tips are welcome :)

Hope you're all having a lovely Wednesday!

Chanelle Jade

Monday, 17 November 2014

CASUAL.


CASUAL.

Casual Sunday attire right here! There's nothing better than snuggly clothes, good food and loads of films on Sunday. I've been getting a lot of wear out of this little black cardigan from Primark recently it was only around £10.00, maybe less?  The boots are one of my Christmas presents from last year, my mum and dad got me them from River Island. I have nearly worn the bottoms out of them as I've worn them that much. I'm desperate for some new ones, maybe Santa will fetch me some new ones this year? (wishful thinking) ha. They still have some in River Island that are similar this year, they've just got more of a heel on them, which some people may prefer anyway | link.

I've just had some exciting news that my sister Rochelle will be home for Christmas this year. You don't know how happy I am about this! I have a plan to make sure this Christmas is just as lovely as any other year, especially for my dad. As some of you may know I lost my Auntie in September this year to Cancer, she battled this god awful illness for 10 years and it just hasn't been the same without her. She was like my mum in so many ways, a best friend, she's someone that I love so much and means everything to me. It's going to be so hard without her this year, but I will try my best to make it as nice as I possibly can for my family and my Auntie Debbie as I know she will be with us in spirit and she wouldn't want us to be sad. i love and miss you so much Auntie Debs x

Chanelle Jade

Saturday, 15 November 2014

FLOPPY HATS & KNEE HIGH SOCKS.

FLOPPY HATS & KNEE HIGH SOCKS.

I can't help but laugh when I look at these pictures... I look so evil and mardy haha! I probably was as it was early in the morning and I'm certainly not an AM kinda gyal. Anyway what do we think to this trench coat? Now don't get me wrong I love me a trench coat, but I'm just not too sure about this one? I don't know if it's the colour that washes me out a bit or the fact that I wear nothing but dark colours. What do we think? I've been loving this cute little dress from H&M that I picked up recently and it was only around £12/£13, such a bargain! You can literally wear anything with these kind of dresses and they look super cute with tops/jumpers layered over them too. 

Who's looking forward to Christmas other than me?! I went out and got our advent calendars the other day and I'm trying to get down my 'to buy' list as quickly as I can, I don't want to be leaving anything until the last minute again, but it usually tends to happen there's always that one thing I forget about.

Chanelle Jade


Monday, 10 November 2014

YANKEE CANDLE WAX TART - NOVEMBER RAIN.


The weather seems to be getting colder recently and there's nothing better than putting your feet up on a night along with your favourite candle glistening in the corner. Now this is new for me as I've always bought the jars from Yankee Candle, but it was time for a change and I was quite intrigued by these little wax tarts. 

All you have to do is place the wax tart into a burner and place an unscented tea light below. Give the wax time to melt, as this happens the fragrance will be released. You can also mix and match your tarts to create your own scent. Each Yankee Tart lasts up to 8 hours scent wise that is, I have also found that some last longer than this. This is a great way to test out new scents and have a new fragrance in the house more often. Another little tip is to break the tart in to two pieces and use just one piece at a time, that's if you're like me and like to change your tarts quite regularly.

The November Rain scent is described as 'quiet interlude of the season is reflected in this airy, refreshing mix of watery leaf notes, warm amber and crisp, brisk air' and I couldn't agree more. November Rain is a quite a strong, fresh scented candle and you can really feel the season when you light this one. I purposely didn't light mine until November either because of the name, is that pathetic? haha. November Rain has to be one of my favourite Yankee Candle scents that I've tried so far and let me tell you I've tried plenty. 

Yankee Candle have some nice burners that you can buy online and in certain stores that usually range around the £10 mark. The one in the picture above is just a cheap one from B&M that cost me 99p. The tarts are usually around £1.20, but they usually have a few on offer online. 

Have you tried November Rains before? What's your favourite Yankee Candle?

Chanelle Jade

Friday, 7 November 2014

SOME KINDA WITCH.

SOME KINDA WITCH.

You really don't know how much I love to throw on an old woolly jumper. The majority of my Summer clothes have now been packed away :( seen as though the weathers dropped dramatically.. it's been really cold these last couple of days in the UK. I much prefer Summer nights.


Anyway I feel like this outfit seems to have a real 'witchy' vibe about it... now I don't no if it's the skirt or the hat or both of them put together? All I really need now is a cauldron! Just imagine how amazing it would be to make your own spells and potions?!?!? Ok let me just get back to the real world ha! I'm forever distracting myself aren't I? 


So, I've been really into my hats these colder months don't you reckon? I've never got one off my head! I'm starting to think I'm Ne-Yo or somethaaang. I think the skirt, hat, socks and boots give an  old jumper that new/edgy look you may just be after. As whenever I wear a jumper and leggings or a jumper and jeans I just feel like too much of a plain Jane, not that there's anything wrong with it. I just like a little extra something... maybe some would say I'm OTT.


I really can't believe Bonfire night is over with... It's Christmas next!

i best start shopping! eeeeeek.

Chanelle Jade


HAT: PRIMARK (similar here)

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

MESH MESH MESH.

MESH MESH MESH.

So what do we think to the new wig? I've been tempted to have ginger ombré hair for so long, the only thing that was stopping me was the fact that my boyfriend has ginger hair too ha ha.I must admit I do really like it, but I'm in two minds whether to go full head or not as I've still got blue tints in the ends of my hair from when I used 'Washed Up Mermaid' by Bleach London and it's annoying me. 

Anyway... I've been loving this little dress from Missguided that I recently ordered for just £19.99! I honestly bought it for the mesh dress that goes over the top as I've been wanting one of these for ages after watching one of Paloma Faiths videos that featured something similar. That girl is out of this world! I've also been loving these over sized fish net socks from ASOS the only problem is that they ladder really easy, which sucks :( so just be extra careful if you've got some of these in mind.

I hope everyone is well anyway. I've had quite a busy couple of weeks recently so I've been out of blog posts. I'm so looking forward to Christmas now and my baby nephew being born he's due on the 28th December eeeeek! 

Chanelle Jade
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