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Wednesday, 26 December 2012

I'm heeereeee!!!

I'm heeeeeeere!!! I've finally arrived at my hotel  in Oman fourteen hours after I left my house in London this morning. It has been a looong day of flying but it wasn't terrible really and I'm just so grateful to have arrived safely :).  
My travelling outfit - casual and comfy
Blazer: Zara, Legging: Zara, Scarf: Uniqlo Bag: Louis Vuitton, Trainers: Converse, Watch: Michael Kors
 (Sorry for the bad lighting, took this in the airport but have filmed ootd video which will be up when I get back)
As I'm sure you've worked out by now I have free wifi in my hotel room which is BLOODY BRILLIANT as it means I can talk to all of my loved ones back home and update my blog of course ;). No pictures of Oman itself yet as it was dark when we got here and we came straight to the hotel but here was my day in pictures....

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Tuesday, 25 December 2012

✈ I'm leaving on a jet plane ♫

Hello guys and once again Merry Christmas!! I fly to Oman early tomorrow morning - flight leaves at 08.00 and I arrive at 22.20 local time (long flight, wahhhhh ☹) but I'm very excited!! We need to leave for the airport at around 05.30 am so I can't decide whether to try to quickly get a few hours sleep now or not... I just don't want to be really tired and irritable in the long and boring airport queues but I think I'd rather sleep on the plane if I can so I'll probably ride it out...

This is where I'm going...Oman (in the United Arab Emirates)
(I got this image from http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/best-trips-2012/oman-photos/)
My hotel says it has free wifi in all areas (yay!) so fingers crossed I'll be able to post some photos and maybe even some videos while I'm there. It also means that I'll hopefully be able to speak to my boyfriend while I'm away which'd be lovely. Even if not I aim to take lots of cool photos and video footage to show you when I get back on New Years Eve.

x Jade x

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☃ Merry Christmas!! ☃

Well I hope everyone has had a very merry christmas :) I certainly have. All I've done today is eat sleep and watch films, it's been great! 

We had traditional English Christmas dinner with some added West Indian extras ;)
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100 Subcriber Giveaway!!!

Hey Guys!! It's officially Christmas morning and I'm super excited because I am soooo close to having 100 Subscribers on YouTube!!! If I'm only a few away and if I make 100 before New Years day in a week's time I'm planning on doing a huge giveaway!!

(I got this image from http://www.birthdaygiftsandcelebrations.com/birthday_gifts/one_hundredth_birthday.html)

Even if I don't make it by New Years I'll still be very happy as I'm grateful for every single person who has taken the time to subscribe to me, it's so nice of people to show support. Reaching 100 before the end of the year would just give me a decent excuse to spend money I don't have on some big giveaways prizes lol! ;)
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Monday, 24 December 2012

Little Bow Peep...

Dontcha just love the back of this top? I  wanted to wear something festive for Christmas Eve but not too dressy as it's not actually Christmas yet and I had some errands to run so I settled on this. It was my mother's but she gave it to me recently. 



I love tops with cut out backs and I love bows annnnd I'm loving sequins and sparkle for the holidays so this top ticks all the boxes!
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Early Breakfast, Late Post...

Hello my Christmas bunnies! Late post today as I've been running errands/uploading videos to my channel. I woke up this morning to this lovely spread laid out by mother dearest. Homemade pancakes and bacon - yum! I have been eating like a pig over this holiday period and I'm proud of it - although I must say I'm a little concerned about fitting into my bikini on holiday in a few days...


Still... if I can't fit I'll just have to console myself with more food won't I (teehee!) 


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Sunday, 23 December 2012

Shimmy Shimmy!

I got this sparkletastic bra as an early Christmas gift and I LOVE it! I've been seeing it everywhere in H&M adverts (and complaining that I want one!) and low and behold a special someone got it for me!


Although at first sight it may strike you as tacky-looking it's actually really pretty and quite subtle under a sheer chiffon blouse, you know the kind that you can sort of see through - I'll make sure to show you how I wear it with some outfit photos! It's also a 'super push up' bra which is nice as it's very flattering (wink-wink!) It sparkles iridescently in the light which makes it super festive so I'll definitely be wearing it over the holiday period - expect to see this in many outfit videos/photos!

Edit: I've now put up an Outfit of The Day video up so you can see how I wear this here!

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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♫ Oh Christmas Tree... Oh Christmas Tree... ❄

Haha I thought I'd come on here and share with you my pathetic little Christmas tree. It was fifteen pounds from Argos and of course it looks nothing like the picture on the box! Still it's my first tree in my own place (with my boyfriend) so I love it <3 




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Saturday, 22 December 2012

❄ Festive Nails ❄ | Nails

Hi Guys! Do you like these festive nails I did? I'm quite proud as I'm usually an utter failure when it comes to nail art but I think that these turned out okay :). I've mentioned before that I loooove having painted nails, whatever mood I'm in it always makes me feel more polished and put together :).


I'm going to try to keep these chip-free until Boxing Day and then I'll switch to something bright and beachy for my holiday! I copied the reindeer an image on Google which is from a blog called Olivia Writes. She does such pretty nail looks, check her out! I'm off out to show off my nails for the night. I may do an outfit of the day video if I can just decide what to wear!!!....

P.S. Don't forget to enter my huge giveaways on my blog and my YouTube channel! Click here to Enter!

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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All Work and No Play | Life

Hello dolls. I'm so sorry for the long-time-no-post. The below picture pretty much illustrates my life for the past few weeks. My workload between my jobs and uni has been a nightmare but all my assignments are in now and it's christmas in 3 DAYS!! And then I'm looking forward to a New Year new start :) how about you???

Library books, snacks and lots and lots of coffee (in my Cologne Christmas market mug no less!) !!! 

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Tuesday, 11 December 2012

My Everday Makeup | Makeup

Helloooo, here's a sneak peek of my everyday makeup. A lot of the names have rubbed off the products but can you guess which products there are? I'll do a full video of my makeup routine on my YouTube channel soon!




It looks like a lot but it only takes me five minutes do my makeup on a daily basis as I prefer to get every extra second of sleep that I can! I should have done the five minute makeup challenge when it was going around... Maybe I'll still do it yet!

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Monday, 10 December 2012

Blast from the Past!


 The things mums make you do eh! Mine sent me these pictures this afternoon. How cute/silly were we as kids! Mum says we were always doing stuff like this together. How fun! I remember building lots of forts out of sheets and cushions in the living room and one time when my mum helped us make a line of chairs and cushions across the room and we had to hop from one to the next to get across the floor and avoid the 'crocodiles' lol. Oh to be a kid again! But I'm not a kid :(... I'm 21 and for me that means university...which means essays... two of which I have due in this Friday. So I shall get back to those and leave you with this fun image. I'll put the others up on my Facebook page so if you want to check them out click here! Goodnight! x



x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Sunday, 9 December 2012

My Zara Leggings | YouTube

You may have seen my YouTube haul video of these Zara leggings back in Easter and I can definitely say that since then I have been wearing them non stop. I am obsessed with partially tucking the front of tops into them (apparently known as the demi-tuck) to show off the cool gold detailing without looking too preppy. 


Sneak Peek!

 I filmed an outfit of the day (ootd) video of this full look which will be up on my YouTube channel next week!

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Video: Cologne Christmas Markets Vlog! | Travel

Helooooo! I just uploaded the vlog from the first day of my Cologne trip! It's quite a long video but it was a very busy day and people seem to prefer longer vlogs so enjoy! Check it out here!



x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Saturday, 8 December 2012

❄☃ Winter Haul video + Triple Giveaway!!! ❄☃ | Youtube

Today's video is a winter haul and Triple Giveaway!!! To celebrate the holidays I'm giving away three different prizes this month so make sure you watch the video to find out how to win! And don't forget to follow me on Twitter to find out who wins! My Twitter handle is xglitter3ugx. Check out the video here!


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❄☃ Christmas in Cologne! ☃❄ | Travel

Hello my lovelies, or should I say Gutentag! As promised here are the pictures from my recent trip to Cologne to visit the christmas markets <3. Cologne is such a pretty city at Christmas time and it definitely lived up to our expectations. The people were super friendly, the markets were adooorable and oh-so-festive and homely and the food was amazing! It was quite hard to take pictures of all of the cool stuff in the markets as they were very busy indeed so I couldn't really stand still long enough to get great shots but  - fear not! I was able to do some filming while I was walking around so check out my Cologne vlog here if you want a better look! 


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Friday, 7 December 2012

Fitness Phobias! | Fitness

Hi Guys! Sorry for the long time no post but I got that job I mentioned in my last post (yayyyy!!!!) and then I had two essays due in and we went to Germany for the weekend (pictures will be up tomorrow) so it's been a busy couple of weeks. I'll post the Germany photos tomorrow so make sure you check back but for now I shall talk about the gym!

I'm soooo incredibly sore today :(. I'm trying to get past my love/hate relationship with the gym but it's not easy... I'm struggling and I've only done two gym sessions so far - one of which I didn't finish because I nearly fainted and had to leave! Today I feel like someone has trampled over my thighs while I was asleep and now I'm hobbling about like a pensioner.


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Thursday, 22 November 2012

A Fleeting Meeting! | Outfit


Hello my lovelies! This is what I wore to a job interview today. This is much more fun than anything that I would normally wear to a regular interview but it was more like a meeting to discuss the company's goals and if I'd be the right fit. It was with a very innovative and current media related company so I didn't want to wear anything too stuffy and conservative. It was fun to get to show my style, this is my ideal interview outfit; smart looking yet young, fun and stylish!


It think it went really well. I love that it was relaxed and not overly formal, it made it much easier to get my personality and work ethics across without being under pressure to think of fancy ways to word simple things.

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Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Happy Birthday Sis!

Happy Birthday to my baby sister!!! She turns 18 today, woohoo! I really can't believe that she's that old. It's only now as I'm writing this that it's really sinking in that she's actually an adult now. Scary! I'm only three and a half years older but she's always been "the little one" so it's really odd to think that she's an adult. We're all grown up! Must be a weird day for my parents too now that all their kids are officially adults! (I'm the oldest at twenty one and we also have a brother who's twenty). 


 Turning eighteen is such an exciting time for anyone I knew I had to get her something special. I think every girl deserves a bit of Tiffany jewellery and I'm glad that I can give her her first piece. I hope that she enjoys it and it's something she can look at fondly in 50 years time when we're old women and remember that I was a good big sister!


x Jade x 
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Sunday, 18 November 2012

Candy Nails! | Nails

Hey guys, since I've merged both of my blogs I'm going to bring some of the old posts over onto this one as I really like some of the pictures and think other people might too. Hope you enjoy! x

I just loooove these creamy candy colours! <3. After two failed attempts at more ambitious designs I finally settled on cute polka dots using these old colours that haven't received much love recently and I adore how they go together! I contemplated throwing a yellow and lime green in there too going for a brighter theme but I decided against it as these colours complement each other so well on their own. I got a lot of complements on them at work today so they seem to be a hit all around! I don't know why but these colours just remind me of candies and sweetness and everything girly and good in the world!

Pink OPI Shorts Story, Turquoise OPI No Room For The Blues, Purple OPI Grape Fit

The phone cover is from my accessory line Made by Jade. I sell personalised and custom made phone covers like this one all hand made by my mum and me! We're also about to launch charm bracelets, earrings, winter snow globes and other cute accessories! You can get one or just browse the pretty pictures herehttp://www.facebook.com/madebyjadeaccessories


x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Saturday, 17 November 2012

Pulled: Super Soft Ballet Flats | Fashion

I didn't meant to do these 'pulled' features back to back like this but I've suddenly realised that I have a lot of items in my wardrobe which I really love which I suppose means my intentions of creating a 'capsule' wardrobe are going well! Today I give you these ballet flats from New Look! 


They may not look like anything special but they feel amaaazing on.

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Pulled: Siren Cardigans | Fashion

I've decided to start a new feature where I pull items from my wardrobe that I love and shout about them here. First up are these super cool cardigans by the brand Siren. I've had them for a couple of years now and I still think that they're gorgeous! 


It's really hard to capture the detail on camera but I've tried to get some close-ups below. 
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Friday, 16 November 2012

Gifts from China! | Haul

My lovely lovely friend Teeon went to China recently and brought me back so many amazing goodies!! It was so unexpected and sweet of her and the things are so pretty I just had to share them with you guys.


Along the top there are some face masks which honestly come in such pretty packaging that I kind of don't want to open them! The two on the right are sooo cute and the scents sound delicious; Macaroon and Chocolate Truffle - yum.

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Thursday, 15 November 2012

One s'more Two s'more Three s'more Four! | Food

I have been OBSESSED with making s'mores this month! I don't know where this sudden obsession has come from but they're just such oozy chocolatey yummy goodness! If you've never heard of them before they're toasted marshmallows and melted chocolate sandwiched between crackers and they are super delicious. Traditionally they're an American camping treat with the marshmallows being toasted on a stick over a campfire but since I don't do camping I've settled with sticking a fork in mine and heating them on the gas hob! The outside of the marshmallow goes crispy and when you bite into it the centre is gooey and warm. 


If you're planning a girl's night in these would make a really fun and easy dessert as you could just lay out a bunch of marshmallows, crackers and chocolate and have everyone make their own. Giggles are usually guaranteed as there's an art to toasting the marshmallows evenly without setting them alight! (So the supervision of a sober adult is definitely necessary!!!) I added some pink sprinkles to mine to make them pretty as well as delicious.

Quick tip: If you're a little lazy like me use Nutella or chocolate spread instead of waiting for the chocolate pieces to melt, it's much faster!

x Jade x
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Just a Quick Update: Changes are Afoot!

Hi Guys! After some thinking I've decided that it might be easier for everyone if I put all of my posts on one blog... I love writing about a lot of things; fashion, makeup, food, travel... and I think rather than creating a zillion different blogs for each topic I'd rather have them all on one blog with different categories. That way I don't have a ridiculous amount of web addresses, emails etc. and people who are only interested in certain topics can just click the 'categories' tab on the right of my blog and read only the posts on that topic.

So for now I'll be posting about not only fashion but also the aforementioned subjects and more all on this blog - Jade With Envy. As for my current former beauty blog http://www.xglitter3ugx.blogspot.co.uk, I won't delete it yet just in case I change my mind again but I won't be posting on it for the time being.

I hope that this isn't annoying for anybody and suggestions in the comments are more than welcome but as it's a relatively new blog anyway and I don't have any followers I doubt it will be too much of a hassle!

x Jade x

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Saturday, 10 November 2012

Date Night Outfit | Outfit

After browsing some really cool blogs and tumblers this week like Kenza's and Allegra's I decided to get a little more adventurous so despite it being October I whipped out my D&G shorts and layered up with some tights and booties.



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Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Rebecca Minkoff-off! | YouTube

I love this Rebecca Minkoff Mini Mac dupe from HnM. I usually don't really like the idea of high st copies of high end designs but on the other hand I think it's great that these stores make wonderful designs like these accessible to the little people like me! The vibrant purple colour is a gorgeous and perfect for a pop of colour in Autumn without being overly bright and summery.


If you'd like to win this bag you can click here to enter the giveaway on my recent Ghetto 'Cousin' Does My Haul video on my YouTube channel! 

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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Pink Champagne | Outfit


This was my favourite look to wear this summer so I decided to capture it on film before it becomes too cold to wear it. I have been obsessed with gold accesories for a while now and I love how the gold accenting pulls everything together. I also think that the mix of fabrics makes the outfit bi-seasonal which is fun.


Ring fron New Look many years ago (sorry!)



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Friday, 28 September 2012

One Dress: Two Looks | Outfit

Recently I realised that by being a little creative I can get a lot more out of my wardrobe... This Asos dress was a gift and to be honest, as lovely as it is, I found I wasn't wearing it much as I tend not to wear day dresses, they're just a bit too conservative for my style. However I recently found a quick way to give it some va va voom and look at the difference!


Whilst I really like the aztec inspired print and pretty bow detailing styled as above, it's a little too reserved for my everyday style although it'd be perfect for a dinner with grandparents or paired with some tights and a blazer for the office.
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Sunday, 9 September 2012

It's Kors of course! | Haul

Hello my pretties! 
So today I thought that I would post about my lovely (not so) little watch as I have finally had it resized. I had some trouble deciding whether I wanted to wear it fitted or loose at first but I've settled on somewhere in the middle for now. This shiny baby is the Michael Kors MK5055 Gold Chronograph and it was a 21st birthday present from a group of my friends after some not-so-subtle hinting on my part! 



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Friday, 27 July 2012

Wonderland | Outfit

I've been meaning to feature this skirt in a post as it's one of my favourites. It's really versatile and because of the bubble shape and bright colour I can dress it up or down as I please. At first I struggled with how to style it for this post but in the end I went for a summery slightly Alice in Wonderland theme. I threw this outfit together quite quickly as I was really excited to make the most of this incredibly random sunshine we've had. As a result it's not quite as polished and considered as I'd like but you'll get the general gist of it. 


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Friday, 20 July 2012

Biker Boots | Outfit



     I've been on a mad hunt for some biker boots for monthssss now after failing to locate some to wear on my birthday in Easter. It always amazes me how in this country as soon as it gets even close to being 'summer' every shop seems to burn all evidence of their winter clothing as if the thought of someone needing to wrap up is preposterous. Who are they kidding eh? 
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Here Today... | Haul

So my very brief love affair with these trainers was a passionate one alas, it wasn't meant to be. I had admittedly impulse-bought these in a sale as I'd been planning on buying some funky new trainers for a while in order to seduce myself into the gym more. 



However after much deliberation I realised that  until I have some sexy new gym clothes to complete this
ensemble, such a coupling would only leave both of us (the trainers and I) feeling
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A Little Louis... | Haul

This shiny new addition to my Louis Vuitton collection is ad-or-able (if a little impractical). The Amarante burgundy colour is so gorgeous and so versatile shimmering iridescently to match pinks, reds, purples, browns and blacks alike.



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