Tuesday, 20 September 2016

COCOA BROWN KIND SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER.


Marissa Carter the ambassador behind the brand Cocoa Brown is a genius when it comes to self tan. I honestly couldn't praise the tan enough if I tried and their 1 hour tan mousse is still my all time favourite self tan. So when I heard about their new hair care range including their new Kind shampoo & conditioner I couldn't wait to try it out. What I love about this product is that Marissa actually designed the product to use for her self as she has stated previously that she's suffered with psoriasis and a sensitive scalp, but hasn't found anything for her hair that treats this as well as adding volume and shine to her hair. I was really excited about this product as I've previously suffered with a sensitive scalp myself and it's still an on going battle.

I don't know about you, but I can be very picky when it comes to picking out my shampoo and conditioner. I don't mean I spend £30 on one shampoo, but I will look into what I'm buying before just adding it to my basket. I need something that's hydrating, gives me volume, shine and something that doesn't irritate my scalp. That's why I was so happy to try out the shampoo as it's paragon-free, alcohol-free and a formaldehyde-free product. The conditioner is also free of any nasties, making both of these hair products great to use on my coloured hair and extensions. There's nothing worse than those shampoos and conditioners that do nothing for your hair. Well other than making you want to wash it over and over again.

So what makes this Shampoo & Conditioner so Kind? Firstly the cleansing agents have been made up from natural sources including coconut oil, and fruit sugars. The Cocoa Brown Kind Range has a subtle Peach and Tahitian Gardenia scent to the product. It's not strong at all and I really love the  subtle scent it leaves in my hair (we all know how much I love peach). In fact the scent is that lite that the brand didn't have to list it on their product if they didn't want to, but of course they have.

I tried the Cocoa Brown Kind Shampoo & Conditioner out for a week before writing the review. My hair type is fine, but I have a lot of it so trying out a new shampoo can sometimes be scary! I often find that certain shampoos and conditioners weigh down my hair and make it look really flat and lame, but I'm so happy with the results! My scalp has been really clear and itch free. I'm happy with the volume and shine its given me too, which is amazing for a shampoo & conditioner that doesn't contain all the baddies!

Also if you're a fake tan lover like myself you'll also love that Marissa has made sure that the pH Balance of these products won't interfere with your tan. Helping to maintain your tan and ensuring an even fade. How amazing is that?!


Here is a photo of my hair after using the Cocoa Brown Kind Shampoo & Conditioner. As you can see there's a lot of volume and shine and most importantly it's hasn't budged my new pink hair. Yay!

Chanelle Jade

Monday, 8 August 2016

LANCÔME GRANDIÔSE LINER.


LANCÔME GRANDIÔSE LINER

The New Grandiôse Liner from Lancôme is here with it's new hinged 35 degree bendable handle. Making application a lot easier as the brush just flows with the natural contour of the eye. Lisa Eldridge worked very closely on the design of this product. The 35 degree angle has been designed to help you create the perfect angle and application for when you're applying your eyeliner, which will help you create the perfect flick. Finally an eyeliner that gives you some flexibility. We all know Lancôme is popular make up brand that has a lot of ratings when it comes to eye make up, especially the Grandiose Mascara. So I had high hopes when I received this product.


The eyeliner comes in three different shades; Noir Mirifique, Brun Mirifique and Saphir Mirifique (black, brown and navy) which are all matte. The colour I received was Noir Mirifique which is a matte black. I absolutely love the pigment of this eyeliner, its blacker than black.

This eyeliner is really good for getting close to the lash line, it just takes a steady hand to make sure you get a perfect line with no wobbly bits as the tip is so fine. As you can see in the picture below. Saying that though... I did the best eyeliner I've ever done yesterday. You know when it's that good that you don't want to wash it off? Yep one of those days! I applied the eyeliner at around 8am and it was still in the same place at 10.30pm last night. The colour hadn't faded and I had no smudges. I really like this eyeliner and I'll definitely continue to use it.


Here is a look that I created along with my every day make up routine. 

Overall I really liked this product, but you do have to work quick with the eyeliner as the product seems to dry/set really quick, which I don't mind at all as the eyeliner stays put on the eye and doesn't loose any pigmentation throughout the day as stated above. The eyeliner has become a part of my daily routine and I'm loving it! Have you tried this eyeliner yet? What did you think if so?


Chanelle Jade

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Wednesday, 13 July 2016

FEELING BLUE.

FEELING BLUE

Say hello to my new blue hair! (thank my inner 13 year old). Now I'm not too sure if it's love or hate just yet as I'm not use to it, but I've had enough of my boring hair. I've had it plain for far too long. It's time to mix it up again. If you'd like to see a post on how I created my hair? Or maybe a YouTube tutorial? Let me know.

I recently picked up this little playsuit in my local H&M as I've been looking for items to put over my bikini in the day or for on a night time for when I go away later this year. Yes! I'm going on holiday and I'm going to Mexico! I can't wait! I also picked up these shades up in H&M and I'm in love with them. They was only £9.99 too, such a bargain! I was meant to be saving them for my holiday, but I don't think I'll be able to.

Chanelle Jade

Obviously the dogs had to get involved *hands over face emoji*



Wednesday, 27 April 2016

ICED MOCHA | MOTD #13

ICED MOCHA  |  MOTD #13

FACE/BASE
Foundation: Mac Studio Fix NC25
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer: 022 (Applied light)
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer: Light
Powder: Soap & Glory: One Heck Of a Blot
Highlight: Mac Eyeshadow: Nylon

EYE
Mascara: L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt
Eyebrows: Mac Eyeshadow: Charcoal Brown
Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye studio Lasting Gel Liner
Inner Eyeliner: Barry M: White
Eyelashes: Ardel: Wispies

EYESHADOW
All over the eye: Makeup Geek: Beaches & Cream
Crease: Makeup Geek: Latte & Frappe
Lid: Homecoming

LIPS
Mac Lip Liner: Cork
Liquid Lip: Gerard Cosmetics Hydra Matte Liquid Lipstick: Iced Mocha

Chanelle Jade

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Wednesday, 13 April 2016

PATTERNED DRESS | OOTD.

PATTERNED DRESS | OOTD.

It's been so long since I've done an OOTD kinda post ladies and gents! I kind of fell out of love with them and my make up posts have quite clearly been taking over my blog. I need to learn to space my stuff out so you guys don't get bored with my posts. Anyway, I really want to bring my OOTD posts back to my blog. So please let me know if you'd like to see more of these kind of posts? I'm not too sure if you've missed them or not?  I know these photos are far from the best, but I've got to get use to my partners house, garden, neighbours (that always seem to be outside, blurgh) haha! It can be very nerve racking and I really don't know how you ladies do it when you take your outfit photos in the street and stuff. My hat goes off to you girls and guys! I'd love that kind of confidence, but for now it's just me and my tripod.



Chanelle Jade

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

SPRING MOTD #12


FACE/BASE
Foundation: Mac Studio Fix NC25
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer: 022 (Applied light)
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer: Light
Freckles: Makeup Geek: Latte

EYE
Mascara: L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt
Eyebrows: Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown (Applied light)
Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye studio Lasting Gel Liner

EYESHADOW
All over the eye: Makeup Geek: Beaches & Cream
Crease: Makeup Geek: Latte & Cocoa Bear
Lower Lash: Makeup Geek: Cocoa Bear & Dragon Fly

LIPS
Mac Lip Liner: Cork
Lipstick: Rimmel Lasting Finish Kate Moss: 32 

Chanelle Jade

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Tuesday, 8 March 2016

LANCÔME JUICY SHAKER | MELI MELON & BERRY TALE.


Lancôme Juicy Shaker

'Shake it, Twist it, Love it'

So last week Lancôme launched their brand new lip product Juicy Shaker #BanTheBoring. I wanted to try out this product as soon as I saw them. The Lancôme Juicy Shaker comes in 13 different shades and one limited addition shade (400 Mint To Be). They have a great range of colours and each one comes with it's own scent. I can imagine Freedom Of Peach and Mangoes Wild to smell gorgeous and the shades look right up my street too. Lancôme Juicy Shaker's are retailed at £18.00 each, which I don't think is too bad considering the awesome packaging that they've created and the actual product itself. You can purchase one for yourself on the Selfridges or Lancôme website. I honestly can't wait to pull this product out of my handbag and show everyone. It's going to be one of those 'Oh my god, let me try' lip products that will have everyone talking.

Speaking of packaging, Lancôme have gone all out with a cocktail shaker kinda vibe. Is it Summer yet? The soft sponge applicator absorbs just the right dose of pigment/gloss to apply to the lips. Making it very easy to apply and the shape is just great it does look a little bulky at first, but the pointed tip really does work well with the shape of my lips and wasn't hard to apply neatly at all.  If anything I really like the applicator, it's so different to your usual wands or doe foot applicators. Wondering if these are messy inside? Definitely not! Under where the sponge sits there are three small holes that let out the right amount of product when shaken (not stirred).

Lancôme Juicy Shakers have a bi-phased formula and they're packed full of nourishing lip oils. Bi-Phased formula is when the oils separate the colours and you have to shake them for the colours to mix together before you apply the product. Basically the more you shake, the better the pigment. Like one of those fancy holiday cocktails or the oils you use to see in the beauty shops. The oils contain sweet almond oil, omega 3 and cranberry oil. So you can imagine just how amazing they feel on your lips and how just how great they feel after wearing one all day.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker  |  301 Meli Melon

Meli Melon is a gorgeous light pink lip gloss that smells just like watermelon. This is my favourite lip shade of the two that I received as I think the shade suits my skin tone to a T. Meli Melon is quite sheer, with just the right amount of pink that shines through. I think this one is great for an everyday look and I'll definitely be supporting this one throughout the Spring/Summer this year. The consistency of the product is lovely! Non sticky and non-drying on the lips. I also thought that it made my lips look quite plump in a natural way.

Lancôme Juicy Shaker  |  372 Berry Tale

As you may have guessed Berry Tale has a sweet berry scent and is more of a darker pink on the lips. I do really like this shade, but I think Meli Melon suits me more. This shade seems to be more build able than Meli Melon as it is one of the deeper shades. I can imagine that this one will look gorgeous applied over a nice pink/berry toned lipstick for a more intense look. What I like about this lip product is that they're non-drying and non sticky thanks to the amazing oils, but this will mean that you will have to top up that gloss as the day goes on. Who's going to mind pulling this one out of their handbag though? I certainly won't mind at all. 

The new Lancôme Juicy Shaker definitely hasn't let me down! If anything it's made me want to purchase more shades. I love it when brands go all out with something new and fabulous! Can you remember the old Lancôme Juicy Tubes? 

I can't wait to share my thoughts with you all that follow me on Instagram - @chanellejade #BanTheBoring #JuicyShaker #Lancome

Chanelle Jade

Thursday, 3 March 2016

FEBRUARY FAVOURITES INC MAKEUP GEEK, MORPHE BRUSHES & MORE.

 FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

Z Palette - Beauty Bay - £15.00
I decided to purchase the oh so famous Z Palette from Beauty Bay as I was running out of places to store my Makeup Geek eyeshadows and it was driving me mad keeping them in the little cardboard pouches. I decided to go for the black Z Palette as you may already know it's one of my favourite colours. The Z palette came with around 10 circular magnets and 10 square, which was great. Quick tip: make sure you have a permanent marker with you when you're creating your Z Palette as you can write the eyeshadow shades on the back of the magnets so you don't forget the names or what you're using.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows  - Beauty Bay - £4.95 each
Ok so I've clearly started adding to my Makeup Geek collection and boy do I love this brand when it comes to their eyeshadows. The Makeup Geek eyeshadows are highly addictive and I want them all!  I just love how highly pigmented they're and how buttery the shadows are to blend out and work with. These are now my favourite eyeshadows to use for everyday use or special occasions. I can't wait to add even more to my collection. The last time I showed you any of these eyeshadows I only had a few, which you read all about just here. Also I don't know why Frappe and Cocoa Bear look so similar in the swatches above.

Vanilla Bean - Vanilla Bean is a gorgeous vanilla shade that has a peachy/beige undertone. This eyeshadow has a matte finish with a hint of sheen to it. I think this eyeshadow works well as a base when you apply all over the lid/eye area as a starting point for any eye look.

Peach Smoothie - This is a gorgeous light peach shade with a matte finish. I find that this eyeshadow works great as a transition shade. Although I have noticed more fallout with this eyeshadow than any of the others that I own. I love using this to correct any in corrections with darker shades in the crease.

Mocha - This is the best brown eyeshadow I've ever owned. Mocha is a deep, rich brown shade that has a matte finish. This eyeshadow looks amazing in the outer v when doing a neutral smokey eye.

Corrupt - When I first swatched this shadow I thought wow this really is black black! It might sound dumb, but theres a lot of black shadows out there that have grey/ashy undertones to them and it easily puts me off using blacks in any of my eye looks, not this one! This is the most gorgeous matte black eyeshadow with the slightest hint of sparkle.

Morphe Makeup Brushes - Beauty Bay

MB11 Angle Liner Brush - Beauty Bay £2.50 - When I first received this brush I was quite shocked at just how big it was, I was expecting something teeny, but as you can see in the photos above it's not really that small. This brush is definitely not one for a super fine line, but it is great for apply eyeshadow as a liner and I've been loving this one for my brows.

M330 Blending Crease Brush - Beauty Bay £4.75 - This is one of the best blending brushes I've ever owned. It is the perfect shape for the crease of my eye, super soft. The tapered point really helps to get that eyeshadow into the crease of the eye. When blending out those transition shades.

M422 Cresent Shadow Brush - Beauty Bay £3.25 - This brush is my new favourite brush for applying product to the lid. The density of the brush makes it easy to pack eyeshadows on the lid.

Real Techniques Beauty Blender - Boots - £5.99
I was desperate for a new beauty blender and after watching so many people use this one in their YouTube videos I had to give it a go. Now I haven't applied my foundation with a beauty blender for quite some time and I'd forgot just how great they were. The Real Techniques beauty blender is so soft and squidgy and leaves your makeup looking flawless. I use mine with liquid foundation and liquid concealer. I also found this beauty blender easy to clean unlike the other ones I've tried before that just ended up going in the bin.

L'Oreal False Lash Sculpt Mascara - Boots - £9.99
If you read my previous post you'll know just how much I loved this mascara. To read more about this mascara | click hereAfter I purchased this product I went home, removed my make up and tried it out. I was amazed right away. The comb is the perfect fit for the eye and it really does get to the root of the lashes. It must have taken me about 30 seconds/1 minute to apply one layer of mascara and to feel truly happy with the outcome of the lashes. How quick and ideal is that for when you're in a rush first thing in a morning? 

Chanelle Jade

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016

LOREAL FALSE LASH SCULPT MASCARA | REVIEW.

LOREAL FALSE LASH SCULPT MASCARA

As you may already know I'm a huge fan of the L'Oreal mascaras. My holygrail mascara use to be the L'Oreal Lash Architect, but they discontinued it last Summer. I couldn't believe it and I haven't found a mascara that I've wanted to repurchase since I last used that one. Anyway I was on the look out for another new mascara and I was just browsing the L'Oreal stand in Boots. That's when I noticed the new False Lash Sculpt mascara. So we all know what todays review is going to be about don't we?

The main selling points of this mascara 'tightlines at the root, volumes at the core and fans out at the tip'. I think that was what just about sold it to me and not to forget the mascara wand! When I first saw the applicator of this mascara I must admit I was a little put off as I tend to go for the bristled brush mascara ends rather than the rubber/plastic applicators. Now not only is the applicator rubber, but the rubber bristles are really short and only on one side of the wand? I couldn't really see how it was going to work, but the curiosity of this mascara won me over as you can see and I'm so glad it did. 

After I purchased this product I went home, removed my make up and tried it out. I was amazed right away. The comb is the perfect fit for the eye and it really does get to the root of the lashes. It must have taken me about 30 seconds/1 minute to apply one layer of mascara and to feel truly happy with the outcome of the lashes. How quick and ideal is that for when you're in a rush first thing in a morning? So here are the results below.

RESULTS

As you can see above the left eye is the eye without any mascara (excuse the blonde eyelashes I'm in desperate need of a tint) and the right eye is the eye with the mascara applied and may I add that this s just one layer of mascara. Can you believe it? Any product that makes it quicker to get ready in a morning with these results are a win win for me. I have also tried this mascara with two coats, that's when you get even more thickness from the mascara, I much prefer just one coat. So it's definitely build able if you like a more intense look than the lashes above. Now this mascara may not be the one for you if you don't like intense, defined, long lashes that really make a statement. It's not the most natural mascara, but I've never been one for light mascara. I've always had to use two/three coats to get this look with previous mascaras. So yes this mascara has totally won me over and I've been wearing it everyday since I purchased it. There's no crumbling throughout the day or smudging on the eyes above or below. The only thing I have noticed is that it takes a little longer to remove from your eyes on a night, but that's nothing a little eye makeup remover can't sort out.




Chanelle Jade

Tuesday, 19 January 2016

EYE FLICKS & RED LIPS | MOTD #11

EYE FLICKS & RED LIPS | MOTD #11

Base
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix: 53
Bronzer: Rimmel: 022

Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow Primer: Benefit Air Patrol
Inner corner: Makeup Geek: Shimma Shimma
Lid: Mac: Vanilla 
Crease: MakeupGeek: Frappe
Brow bone: Mac: Vanilla

Rest Of The Eyes
Eyebrows - Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown
Eyeliner: L'Oreal Super Liner Perfect Sli: Intense Black
Mascara - L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer: Light

Lips
Lip Liner - Barry M: 1

Are there any specific make up looks you'd like to see? I'm going to get back to doing some fashion posts, hauls, life updates too now I've got some spare time to plan some blog posts. I hope you're all doing well and I hope you've all had a lovely weekend! 

Chanelle Jade

Monday, 11 January 2016

A LITTLE BIT OF GLITTER | MOTD #10


A LITTLE BIT OF GLITTER | MOTD #11

Base
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix: 53
Bronzer: Mac Cosmetics: Gold Deposit
Highlighter: MakeupGeek Eyeshadow: Shimma Shimma

Eyeshadow
Eyeshadow Primer: Benefit Air Patrol
Lid: Mac: Vanilla & Urban Decay Heavy Metal Eyeliner: Midnight Cowboy applied over the top
Crease: MakeupGeek: Frappe
Outter Edge: Mac: Carbon
Brow bone: Mac: Vanilla

Rest Of The Eyes
Eyebrows - Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Ardell: Wispies
Eyeliner: Maybelline Eye Studio Gel Liner 
Mascara - L'Oreal Lash Architect 4D Mascara
Concealer: Maybelline Eraser Eye Concealer: Light

Lips
Lip Liner - Mac Cosmetics: Spice
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics: Faux

Who would like to see me create this look and upload to YouTube? I recently made my own channel and I've already uploaded my everyday make up look. I'd really appreciate it if you could go on over and subscribe to my channel. Also leave me a comment if you have your own YouTube channel as I'm always looking for new videos to watch.

So here's the link to my first YouTube video | CLICK HERE
It's nothing special as I've got a lot to learn! So if you have any tips or would like to help a sister out ... please do! Thank you!
Chanelle Jade

Sunday, 3 January 2016

CHRISTMAS | MOTD #9

CHRISTMAS | MOTD.

Base
Foundation: Bourjois Healthy Mix: 53
Bronzer: Rimmel Natural Bronzer: 022
Highlighter: MakeupGeek: Shimma Shimma

Eyeshadow
Lid: Mac: Vanilla
Crease: MakeupGeek: Frappe & Cocoa Bear
Brow bone MakeupGeek: Shimma Shimma

Rest Of The Eyes
Eyebrows - Rimmel Brow Pencil: Dark Brown
Eyelashes: Ardell: Wispies
Eyeliner: Top: Collection  & Bottom: Clinique Kohl Eye Pencil
Mascara - L'Oreal 4D Mascara
Concealer: Mac Pro Longer: NC 20

Lips
Lip Liner - Mac Cosmetics: Cork
Lipstick: Mac Cosmetics: Faux

Sorry that I was late getting this post up for you. I've been so busy with my loved ones over the Christmas period. I hope you all had a lovely Christmas and a happy New Year! 


Chanelle Jade



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