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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

❅ YouTube: Festive Lush Haul ❅ | Jade Mercedes Fraser

Hello, hello, hello!

I hope you've all had a really great Christmas break! The New Year is looming - I say looming, while I am in fact looking very much forward to 2014, I'm still in a really festive mood and feel like I need another week off to watch Christmas films and just generally indulge more in the festive spirit. Nevertheless the end (of the year) is nye, so I shall instead settle for a festive Lush Haul video for you. Remember to click the little cog (bottom right) and watch in HD for the best quality!



As I mention in the video Lush, or at least my Lush ('my Lush' being the Westfield White City Lush which is actually an awkward hour or so away on the tube and thus not all that 'my' at all) but anyway, some Lushes seem to be hosting a 50% off sale on a few things. I only bought these on Saturday so if you feel like getting some bits, now is a great time to go!

I hope you all have thoroughly enjoyable New Year's celebrations tonight, whether you're headed to a huge party or are ringing it in on the sofa. I'm headed to an 80s themed gathering which should be bags of fun.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!!! Here's to 2014 about which I have very, very good feelings! ;) 

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Sunday, 1 December 2013

The It Bag


I've been needing a new work bag for yonks now so I finally bit the bullet and bought a new one. The one I had been carrying was at least five years old with a gaping hole in the lining and, while it's lasted me very well, I had to admit that it was time to move on and I'm soooo glad I did, I LOVE my new bag!!! 
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Wednesday, 30 October 2013

❋ Fresh Flowers ❋

I loooove fresh flowers so I was delighted when my sister brought a bunch around to our new flat! Did you know that a lot of varieties of flower like these don't come in blue naturally so to make them blue, the florist leaves a white flower in water with blue dye in it and the flower sucks up the water turning the petals blue - crazy right? I want to try it myself and make hot pink tulips, and black and white, and all different shades of purple and crazy bright multicoloured ones!!!


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Sunday, 27 October 2013

Keeping It Casual

Helloooo! This was my favourite outfit I wore this week. Simple and casual with an air of edge - my favourite style.


I love love love that I can wear beanie hats now that I've got my hair longer. They just didn't suit me before, I think I looked like a boy. 
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Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Wishlist Want!

reeeeeally love these leather dungarees from B Side by Wale at ASOS...
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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Ta-Dahhhhhh!

Soooo... I changed my hair!!!! Words can't describe how much happier I am now I've changed it. I was natural for a while and I commend myself for that - I tried I really did, but I'm just used to myself with long hair because it's what I've known since I was about ten years old, even if it wasn't really 'mine'. 


I'm suuuuper tired right now (it's gone midnight and I'm hoping to get up at 6) so I'll write more about how and why I changed it tomorrow but it's safe to say that I am one happy lady! 

P.S I'm uploading a new video on my YouTube channel right now (finally! yayyyyyy!) so click here to watch it! 

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Friday, 11 October 2013

DIY baby!

Who says ladies can't do DIY? I had the swell task of putting together my Ikea desk drawers at work this week which I think was pretty good of me considering I was not exactly dressed for the occasion!


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Grrrrr

Do you like my nails? It's supposed to be leopard print. I'm quite happy with how it came out. It was really easy so if you like it let me know and I'll do a photo tutorial here or perhaps a video on my YouTube channel. Speaking of which I've been trying to film a haul video for my channel for a week now. During my first attempt it go really dark suddenly and the lighting became s*** and during the second, yesterday, it started pissing it down and got so windy my tripod nearly blew away. I think I'll just film inside today...


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Monday, 7 October 2013

Today's Outfit:

Hi guys, I'm going to keep this post short n' sweet because:
A. I have to be up at 5am for a photo shoot at work tomorrow and told myself I'd be asleep an hour ago 
B. As a result of this I have let my computer run down to 2% battery and refuse to get out of bed to get my charger on the principal that I should be asleep not blogging!

Still, I'm really enjoying regularly blogging again and I didn't want to be a let-down so I thought I'd throw up a cheeky outfit post before bed. Here it is: what I wore to work today

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Sunday, 6 October 2013

Hello Sunshine!

I thought we were done with the warm weather but it seems not! I hate being cold so I'm loving how the summer is dragging on for so long, I can't believe it's autumn and still 20 degrees - crazy!


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Tuesday, 1 October 2013

It's black and white

As promised this is my outfit post from Sunday...
(I'm doing well so far right? Two whole days of consistent blogging!) 


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These Boots Were Made For Walking...

I must admit I've been a bit naughty and bought quite a few bits of clothing recently but I must stress that it was on a strictly need-to-have basis IMHO - why does anyone need three pairs of stiletto sandals? You might ask. And I can only answer - to go with my new skinny trousers!
 I did get one sensible purchase though which was these boots.


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Monday, 30 September 2013

Maxed Out...

I have been loooving the whole Air Max trend at the moment, not least of all because the current strappy stiletto trend is a bit of a foot-killer! 
I prefer the Air Max 90s to the 1s. They look very silimar but the 90s have a sleeker, more edgy look to them,  in my opinion.
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Sunday, 29 September 2013

Showing My Stripes...

I don't really know what to say... I constantly have every intention of updating this blog on a daily basis but it's just really hard around work and moving etc. I'll keep working on getting better at it. In the mean time here's an outfit post...

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Wednesday, 31 July 2013

OOTD #2: Colour Burst!

Finally - an outfit post! This is an outfit I wore to work last week... Sorry my face is awkwardly cut off in this image. I haven't been bothered 'had time' to do much with my hair/face for work pretty much since I started so I didn't feel like having my head in the shot but now I look at it it's really bugging me. I should have cropped it a bit more/not been a lazy cow n fixed my face! Not that I think I need makeup (hence why I've not been bothering with it) but ya know, this is a blog and blogs are apparently supposed to be all oooh and glossy and the only glossiness I was rocking this day was my oily T-zone - I promise you!

Blazer: Zara, Vest: OLD, Jeans: OLD, Shoes: H&M, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Watch: Michael Kors MK5055 (for some reason I always wanna write 5128 but that's a completely different watch I don't own :/), Bracelet: H&M

I've been absolutely loving this neon pink blazer this summer although I must admit that most days, in this mad flash of summer we're having, it's a little too warm so I end up taking it on, off, on off, like a moron but I don't have any light cardigans so I'll have to manage for now.
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Saturday, 27 July 2013

I graduated!!!!


Hello everyonnnne! You may be happy to know that I'm gearing up to get back to posting regularly. I've been editing photos for the last hour and now have two outfit posts and two beauty posts ready to go so keep checking back next week! 

First though I just wanted to share with you the fact that I finally graduated from university! It was a very long road and there were definitely times when I thought I might not finish it but it's all done now and I'm so relieved and so proud!
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Monday, 8 July 2013

OOTD #1: ♪Oranges and Lemons♪...

Bonjour mon petit blog. I cannot begin to explain how very sorry and ashamed I am that I haven't posted in so long, so I shan't. I do have a decent excuse though - I got that job I posted about here last month :D. I've been there nearly a month now and I love it but I just needed a few weeks to get settled into a routine so I could work out how best to fit blogging into my schedule, I think I'm ready to start now...

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Thursday, 6 June 2013

♥ Collective Clothing Haul! ♥

Newww video is up! A collective clothing haul that was admittedly filmed a couple of months ago but I've just been way to busy to edit it and get it up. I have a much more recent haul video coming verrrry soon but in the meantime a lot of this stuff is still in the shops if you want to grab it! Don't forget to watch in HD using the cog symbol at the bottom right. If you like the video please give it a Thumbs UP and maybe even head on over to subscribe to my YouTube channel where I have lots more videos!



Thank you for watching! 

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Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Wish me luck!!!

Hello hello hello there my little blog! I thought it was about time I checked in and updated you guys on what I've been up to recently. First of all I'm soooo happy to say that I have finished my dissertation - yayyyyy!!! (insert whoops, cheers, applause etc. here). I am so bloody relieved let me tell you! Now it's time for me to re-enter the world of work full-time so I've had a couple of exciting interviews recently! This is what I wore to the first one...


Blazer: Zara, Top: Elle, Leggings: Zara, Shoes: New Look, Bag: Louis Vuitton, Necklace: Lisa Taubes
It's more on the fashion side than the coorporate but it was with a cool fashion brand so I wanted to showcase my personal style. It's a much more feminine version of the outfit I wore to my last-last job interview which I did a post on here. Funny how a few changes can completely alter the look of an outfit. I'm going to do a styling video on my YouTube channel all about different interview outfits and what is appropriate etc. so keep an eye out for that! In the meantime I've just uploaded a clothing haul video here which you can watch instead! Right, I'm off to get some much needed shut-eye! I shall keep you updated on the job front ;).

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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Birthday Gifts!

Hi Guys, sorry I've gone back to posting sporadically. I'm still working on my dissertation as well as working my three part-time jobs plus now I'm doing job applications so I can try to get a graduade job (fingers crossed!) so it's all been a bit mad for me recently but I promise I'll get back to daily posting soon. In the meantime here are a few of the things I received as birthday gifts from friends and family .



I am very nearly out of my favourite perfume Chanel Chance Eau Tendre and it's not cheap so I can't tell you how happy I was when my mum gave me a bottle for my birthday :D. I think it's the perfect perfume for someone in their early twenties - sophisticated but still fresh, girly and slighty sweet. When I get to my 30s I think I'll wear the original Chance which is a bit heavier and smells more sophisticated
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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Video: How to Wear Bright Colours!

Hellooooo, if you haven't seen it yet here is my video showing you how to make bright colours like neon yellow wearable! Don't forget to watch in HD for the best quality! If you like the video please click the thumbs up button so other people can find it too and then click here to head over to my YouTube channel to Subcriiiiibe that you don't miss any of my videos! I post fashion and makeup tutorials as well as fun haul videos and the odd tag :).




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Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Trend alert!!! Not so Mellow Yellow...


It's official. Neon yellow is the colour of the moment this Spring ♥. I'm seeing it everywhere and I must say that I love it! Particularly because I already happen to have a few pieces this shade in my wardrobe so I'm already ahead of the trend - bonus! I love colour trends because they're the most versatile. You can go all out and wear a lot of it like in a jumper or just have neon yellow nails and still be rocking the trend. All of the high street stores have something to offer as you can see below! 

Jeans: Hollister, Scarf: Boohoo.com, Sunglasses: Bank, Necklace: New Look, Skirt: Misguided.co.uk, Shoes: Converse, Earrings; New Look, Satchel: Cambridge Satchel Company, Nail Polish: China Glaze, Top: H&M


If you're feeling a bit iffy about this bold hue I've just posted a video on how to wear this colour here on my YouTube channel. Check it out, you might be surprised how easy it is to make it fit your style. I'll post some outfit pictures of me wearing this trend here soon too so keep an eye on this blog!

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Friday, 3 May 2013

My New Hair

In all the madness that's been my life recently I completely forgot that I haven't showed my new hair here on my blog. I've been using hair relaxer (perm if you're American) since I was about ten years old. It's a harsh chemical treatment that permanently straightens the hair by breaking down the bonds which make it curly in the first place. Some people get relaxers with no problem but I find them to be really damaging to my hair, they dry it out so it breaks off at the ends and I've never been able to grow it past the shoulder length. I've been used to wearing hair extension of some sort on and off (but mostly on) since I was ten. Here you can see a variety of my old hair looks...


1. With braids in my last year of school aged 18. 2. I loved the versatility of clip-in hair extensions 3. A half wig - I really like this length on myself. 4. A good weave 5. And a very bad one. 6. Bleached and dyed burgundy 7.  The burgundy faded fast 8. And eventually the bleach broke of my ends 9. Twists - far too fat n looked like bad dreadlocks! 10. I finally chopped that relaxed out! I hated it this short though.

About a year ago I decided to stop give up on relaxers and try to learn to love my natural hair and heeere it is...
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Thursday, 2 May 2013

What I've been up to lately!


Hello all, so I decided I should write a post filling you in on what I've been up to recently! Can you guess what the first thing is...

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Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Feelin' Blue...

Hey guys, I'm back with another outfit post! I love these posts as I get to show you guys my style without the limitations of my wardrobe. This would be my ideal lunch date outfit for this spring. Cobalt blue is huge this season so I decided to make that the focal point of this outfit. I love these baggy tie-dye trousers, I've seen them on a few different bloggers recently and was incredibly happy to find out they're from...




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Thursday, 4 April 2013

Look Book: Sass + Class!


Hi party people! I've had my eye on so many cool pieces recently I decided to start putting them all together to create some 'looks' which I could show you guys. It's fun because I don't have an endless supply of clothes to make outfits every day to show you like some lucky fashion bloggers!! So this way you guys can get a sense of my style and also window shop at the same time :) So this is a peak into my dream wardrobe... Now if only I had the dream wallet to go with it!!! 

Arm Band: Ebay has loads :), Cut-Out Top: Rihanna for River Island, Ring: Asos.com, Skirt: missguided.co.uk, Bag: H&M, Lipstick: Black Cherry by Revlon, Shoes: Ebay, Rings: Ebay baby!!!

I like this look because I think it sits perfectly between feminine and edgy. It's sexy because of the slashed-back top but also sophisticated because of the longer skirt. The killer shoes and loads of rings add some sass whilst still being girly :) 

Excuse the odd expression lol I was in a silly mood this day!
I'd top the look off with this deep burgundy lipstick and matching nails (as seen above) and finally a whispy high bun like the one above which looks sophisticated but not severe. If you're feeling adventurous you could add some plaits (braids!) around the edge like me, they give the look a chic Egyptian feel and go really nicely with the arm band and gold accessories! Tip: If you're not good at plaiting (braiding) you can get some handy dandy plaited headbands like these and cheat! Shhhh... ;) 


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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x


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Tuesday, 2 April 2013

Trend Alert: Super Stripes!!!

Hi guys and girls, I've been meaning to post on this trend for aaaages but have been struggling for time. Luckily it's still in fashion so here it is. Monochrome stripes

This trend is HUGE for spring and the best thing is that it comes in all sorts of styles from edgy cropped tops to cutesy day dresses so no matter what your style is you can rock the trend! Stripes are everywheeere right now and in some really affordable shops like Quiz, HnM and Primark (yay!) so everyone can afford to join in. On a recent shopping trip I snapped some pieces that follow this trend so you can see the variety that's out there. Enjoy!
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I'm still alive!

Hello, hello, helloooo!!! Sorry I haven't been posting as much recently, I haven't forgotten about this blog I have just once again become suuuper busy with uni work. My dissertation is due at the end of this month arghh!!! It's really nice to see that despite me not being able to post for a while people are still visiting the blog every day. It means a lot to me to know that people like my blog and want to visit so thank you soooo much! Now if only you'd leave me comments so I could learn more about you lol! No I'm kidding (sort-of) I don't want to ask for too much!!!



While I don't always have time to do fancy hair and makeup and take fancy pictures with my camera I do still take photos with my iPhone quite a lot. I just uploaded 664 photos I've taken in the last six weeks! If I think something looks cool I just snap it on my phone but most of the time I don't have time to do anything with it for weeks and it doesn't seem relevant any more... but perhaps I will post the old photos anyway now and then when I get bit of time as I'd still like to share them here on my blog. Who cares if they're old right? Anyway a huge thank you again for visiting, it really does mean a lot to me and brightens up my day to see people have come to check out the blog :).


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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x


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Friday, 15 March 2013

♥ Morning Throwback! ♥

Hey guys! I'll be sat at my desk working on my dissertation aaaall day today so I'll share the post I tried to get up earlier in the week when iPhoto was playing up...
   I don't watch TV very much at all, mainly because I just don't have the time but I like to watch something fun while I eat if I'm alone, usually a YouTube video, The Hills or sometimes I go for an old TV show or film for nostalgia sake and recently I've been loving So Little Time! .



I used to love this show as a child - I was obsessed with Mary-Kate and Ashley. I thought they were just so pretty and stylish and cool and perfect. Apparently my boyfriend loved them at this age too but in an very different way!
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Thursday, 14 March 2013

Hi guys!


Hi guys! Sorry for the late post, I have been cramming uni work into every single spare minute of my day so it's been hard to find time to blog but I'm managing! I made it to the gym again this morning - woohoo! I managed to get up at 7.30 and go and work out for an hour - I'm super proud :D. I decided to try the cross trainer rather than the treadmill today as they say it's good to 'surprise' your body but I find that tiring so I decided to distract myself with a book and it totally worked!!! 


I'm (not) reading about six books at the moment but I chose Lauren Conrad's Sweet Little Lies from her LA Candy series as it's light and girly and puts me in a good mood, plus reading about skinny Hollywood TV stars makes me wanna go harder and get my butt in shape too!
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Wednesday, 13 March 2013

I have this fantasy...

Helloooo! Do you remember this post where I was trying to decide which present to have for Valentines Day. Well I finally decided and here it is!!!


I went with the Britney Spears Fantasy perfume in the end as since I made that post my lovely friend Amber is sending me The Balm Nude Tude palette which is similar to the Urban Decay Naked 2 so I may not need want both.
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Tuesday, 12 March 2013

♫ I knew you were trouble... ♫


Outfit tiiiiiiime! :D I've had this Taylor Swift song in my head for a week now so I decided to style an outfit based around it - kinda grungy looking but also polished at the same time. Bit of an oxymoron lol.  I just realised I still have yet to upload all of the haul videos featuring most of the things in this outfit... Uni work is just kicking my but right now! I'll get them up asap so keep an eye on my YouTube channel!

I really really like how these pictures came out, the photographer Claudia is a genius! Here is a link to her flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/cb-p, please check it out and don't forget to 'favourite' some of her cool shots!

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I'm B-B-B-Back!

Hi guys! Really sorry I didn't get a post up yesterday. I wrote one and took photos but when I tried to import them from my camera iPhoto was not playing ball. It was just a breakfast post, I spent the entire day inside doing university work so you didn't miss out on any outfit shots!

Today I braved the freezing cold and met someone to shoot some outfit pictures which was pretty cool as she has a DSLR camera so the quality should be great! I'll post them as soon as she sends them over to me. This shoot was soooo cold like as cold as the one I did in the snow but I really like the outfit so I think it'll be worth it ;). In the meantime here is a sneak peek!




This is my "I'm freezing!" face!
I gotta go run around and tidy my flat now then head out to a lecture and then back again for another night of uni work. Fun fun fun...Catch u later!

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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x 
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Sunday, 10 March 2013

Lovin' Lilac!

Hey guys! I got so carried away reading other blogs this evening I forgot to update my own lol! It's so inspirational flicking through other bloggers' cute outfit photos. I'm working really hard to amp up my blog with cool outfit photos and interesting life posts so thank YOU so much for reading it!

Now for a post of my own!... Tonight I'm talking about my favourite pick-me-up - pretty nail polish :). I'm loving my new ones from Barry M. I've been staring at my nails non-stop since I did them on Friday night :). We had sweets at the work event yesterday and I realised they matched my nails!


I've been on the hunt for a cute pastel colour for ages and I've finally found one!
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Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day to all you mothers out there!!! I got my mum this adorable teapot and teacup for her birthday last week so for Mother's Day I sent her a matching plate to add to the collection and a personalised Me To You bear card - we love Me To You in my family!


She loved the tea set so much that the next day she sent me the following photo ...
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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Would you go to prom with me?

Hi guys, this is what I've been wearing at work today! We decided to throw a prom sale event and get dressed up and put balloons everywhere, and there's sweets. I think I've eaten more sweets than I've handed out lol. It's working though as people keep trying on the dresses we're wearing. Sometimes a hanger doesn't do an item justice. You need to see how it fits on the body. Three people have bought the navy dress so far. I looove it, it's so classy yet sexy and flattering. I've only just put the coral one on so we'll see how many I sell by 7!

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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x



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Bold n' Blue

Helloooo, this is the makeup I'm wearing to work today. It was a bit rushed so could've been neater but it'll do! I'll post outfit photos laterrrrrrrrr...

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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x



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