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Saturday, 12 December 2015

My November Favourites | YouTube

Hey peeps! I just uploaded my November Favourites video to my YouTube channel! As always, it's a mix of fashion, beauty, entertainment of course some fun, festive goodies I've been obsessed with in the lead up to Christmas! 


Click 'read more' to watch the embedded video below or head to my YouTube channel to have a look through all my videos here.
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Saturday, 5 December 2015

My Under £100 Christmas Wish List


See where everything is from by clicking 'Read More':
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Tuesday, 1 December 2015

20% OFF All MADE by Jade Orders Today!

Hey guys, if you follow me on Twitter you'll know that I've decided to attempt blogmas!!! To celebrate, I'm giving 20% OFF all MADE by Jade orders today as an extension of my Cyber Monday sale which was really popular! Have a nosey at the new collection. Click here to visit madebyjade.co.uk.


My Chocolate Fudge and Vanilla Scented Sundae Candle. Yup! It;'s a candle and you get 20% OFF today!


Shoebrows! Add fluff to your favourite shoes for just £4 with the discount.

Mirror Mirror Phone Case (available for nearly all phone makes and models)

Add some #littleluxuries to your life... Shop here.


A Custom Case. All MADE by Jade phone cases can be made for different models of phone

My Luxe Link Chan Bracelets. I'm also adding gunmetal hardware and white leather - pretty!

Fluff Puff Phone Case (available for most phone models)
Remember that I ship worldwide and I offer free UK P+P on all orders! Happy shopping! I do custom pieces too so if there's anything you want that you don't see on MADE by Jade, please do drop me an email at mailmadebyjade@gmail.com
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Sunday, 29 November 2015

Valencian Nights | Outfit

Hey! I'm currently editing all of the photos from my Valencia trip and thought that I'd give you a preview with these outfit of the night pictures that we shot while we were out there.



I recently had the pleasure of picking out a beautiful dress* from House of Fraser, ready for the party season and this is how I styled it for a night out in Valencia. 

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Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Budget Beauty Haul | YouTube

Heyyyy! I'm back from Valencia with LOTS to post about but first, a haul video! These are some super duper pretty, beauty bits I picked up on the cheap recently that I want to share with you. I know that, with Christmas around the corner, lots of us are watching the pursestrings but that doesn't mean that we can't treat ourselves to a pretty thang. Or ten...

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Monday, 16 November 2015

You Da Bomb OOTD | Outfit

Hi! Here are some outfit pictures George and I shot before we, literally, ran out of the door on Saturday night. We were both going to house parties and, as usual, I'd tried to fit too much stuff in the day and had -5 mins for outfit pictures. Anyway, here you go! The weather was cack at the weekend, as my fellow Britons will know, so we had to shoot indoors but I think the white wall with a black outfit is okay anyway. Not ideal, but we do our best! The weather in Valencia is set to be beautiful (I leave on Weds!) so hopefully I can make up for it with lots of pretty, sunny, outdoor outfit pictures next week. But in the meantime... 


I am obsessed with this lace bra which I nabbed from H&M in their summer sale! It is soooo comfy, literally I accidentally fall asleep wearing it all the time and I think the 'underwear as outwear' look is so much fun for a night out. It's not for everyone I know, but for me the key is to pair it with something high-waisted (not that you can tell here but the skirt is actually a high-waisted pencil skirt) and then I also like to keep my jacket/shirt or whatever top layer on all night so the bra is only ever peeking out. It certainly helps if you have smaller boobs like me as the lack of cleavage makes it look less risqué too IMO. 


I stole George's bomber jacket again. It's too big though so I'm seriously considering ordering myself one from somewhere. They're just a great way of injecting some edge into an outfit and they're lightweight too so double thumbs up. 


It's such a shame we didn't get a good shot showing off the high waist of the pencil skirt under the bomber jacket but hopefully you can imagine it. OMG you have noooo idea how much trouble I went through trying to keep my nails long for this look! My left index nail must have tried to break at least 10 times last week. I feel like I used about a litre of nail glue throughout the week but I just really wanted to have long, pointed, khaki coloured nails with lots of rings for this outfit to add to the street vibe of the bomber jacket. The nail colour is from a brand called Essence sold at Superdrug and it only £1! The colour is much prettier in person, you'll be able to see it better in my next YouTube video

More pictures after the jump! >>>
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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

An Autumn Evening OOTD | Outfit

Hello! Today I'm bringing you an autumnal outfit post from Sunday just gone. I have to say that, despite my worst fears, this winter has been marvellously mild so far (**crosses fingers** - praying I haven't jinxed it!) so I've been making much more use of my lightweight coats like this old season Zara mac which I still love.


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Friday, 6 November 2015

DIY Pretty Pink Cocktail | Recipe

Happy Fridayyyyyyyyyyy!!!! To celebrate I'm sharing this pretty cocktail recipe I made up. Particularly useful this weekend when it's wet and windy in London and not the most enticing night for pounding the pavement. Instead, stop at your Sainburys Local on the way home, invite the girls over and impress them all with your mixology skills while you natter from the cosiness of indoors.


Step by step photo guide after the jump!
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Thursday, 5 November 2015

My Pinterest Obsession

Hello! As the nights draw in and the weather gets chillier, I'm turning to my faithful old pal, Pinterest, to give me some style inspiration and general warm fuzzy feelings this season. I've just had a clean-up and a pinning spree (always fun!) so I thought I'd share my favourite boards with you. Feel free to pinch a pin or two! You can find my Pinterest profile here under 'missjadefraser' like all my social media. 



More boards after the jump!
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Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Essena O'Neill and the Social Media Facade | Blogging

I wasn't even planning on writing a post today but I stumbled across something I think is so important that I feel compelled to write about it and spread the word. When I got home from work this evening my boyfriend asked me if I'd heard about 'this Australian Instagram model' who has re-captioned her Instagram posts to be truthful. No sooner had he finished his sentence than I pulled up an article about it (seriously, he even commented on my lightning fasts Google action) and started to read, incredibly intrigued. 




Essena O'Neill is an 18-year-old Instagram model who says that she has recently become so sick of the facade surrounding the lives of models, bloggers and other celebrities on social media that she has re-captioned her photos to reflect what was really going on at the time the photo was taken, as well as deleting thousands of other photos which she's no longer proud of. 
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Monday, 2 November 2015

September / October Favourites | YouTube

Heyyyyy! As promised on Twitter here is my latest 'monthly' favourites YouTube video of alllll the pretty, fun and cool things I've been loving lately. It started out as a September favourites and then, as with most months, I realised I haven't switched anything out in October really so this video covers my favourites from both September and October. Click here to watch the video!


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Sunday, 1 November 2015

Last Night's Look | Halloween Makeup

Heyyyy, I hope you all had a great Halloween! I thought I'd check in and show you the makeup I did last night, a Mexican candy skull look with blue and green accents. 



I'm sure, like me, you've all seen these all over Pinterest and they're just so pretty I thought I'd give it a go! Although they can look kinda scary, the candy skulls, or Calaveras, originate from the Mexican Dia de Muertos holiday during which people celebrate the lives of loved ones passed so it's actually really nice sentiment.
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Friday, 23 October 2015

POP Brixton | Cool Places to go in London

On Saturday I found myself with some rare alone time so I decided to venture to a cool spot that I want to share with you: Pop Brixton. I first discovered Pop Brixton a few weeks ago when invited there for a friend’s birthday and it’s become my favourite weekend hang ever since.






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Monday, 19 October 2015

We Be Ballin' | Outfit

I really want to post more Outfit of the Day shoots like this with an interesting background and a slight theme. We actually tried to shoot another one this weekend and then... I had by bag stolen on the tube but that's another story. Aaaaanyway, I got this top back in the spring and ever since I've been visualising it as part of a sporty outfit with my Nikes and pigtail braids and now, finally, here you go! 


As always, there are more photos after the jump! 
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Sunday, 18 October 2015

Magical Mexico Part 2





Time for Part Two of my Mexico trip! If you missed Part One check that our here as I'm sharing the coolest places to go if you ever visit! Read it, click this way -->>
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Sunday, 4 October 2015

Magical Mexico Part 1

Okay, so I am finally getting around to sharing my photos from my incredible trip to Mexico at the beginning of this year. It's been a while and I feel like I can finally look at these pictures again without getting absolute life envy of past self during those three weeks I was in the Riviera Maya, so here we go! 



LOTS more photos and a guide of the best places I went after the jump -->>
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Friday, 2 October 2015

Very Berry Autumn Beauty Favourites

Wahhhh! I spent hours writing this post earlier this week (photographing, editing, writing my usually witty gold, finding product links and researching dupes...) only to have a technical glitch delete it. CH?!T*?!YN*D?M?! was my reaction at the time, followed by the urge to throw my laptop at the wall. Anyway, I've finally cooled off and am willing to attempt take two, so here it is... In favour of Fall (fine, fine, Autumn to us Brits but I'm a writer and 'Fall' alliterates better, 'kay?), I've rounded up my favourite berry beauty bits to get us through the cooler months.


Starting from as little as £1, yes £1, this bunch features the full spectrum from high street to high end meaning that there's something for everyone this season. Read on for the full list!
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Friday, 25 September 2015

Notting Hill Carnival


Hi guys! As I've been so busy setting up Made by Jade in the last few weeks I'm only just getting around to posting my pictures from Notting Hill Carnival (sad face). Still, I figured that they're too fun to just sit in my iPhoto library so here you have it - a retrospective overview of the carnival with details on what goes on there, just in case you've never been! 




Set over the August bank holiday weekend, the Notting Hill Carnival is one of my highlights of summer! I've been coming here for over ten years and I absolutely love it. In a nutshell it's a massive street party! 

LOTS more pictures after the jump! -->>

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Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Bournemouth Beach Break | Vlog

Hey guys! I think it's about time I catch you up on what else I've been up to lately and what better way than with a vlog!


Recently George and I were treated to a super surprise when my parents handed us a voucher for a two night hotel stay at the Queens Hotel and Spa in Bournemouth. They'd won the stay in a raffle but as it was for a mid-week stay they unfortunately couldn't go because of work which meant that the voucher fell into our ever-eager hands - score! I've been meaning to get back into vlogging as I never seem to have the time to sit and film a structured YouTube video nowadays and shock, horror, I actually followed through and did it! Read/watch on to see what we got up to in beautiful Bournemouth...
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Monday, 21 September 2015

#BigBloggerConference

As I continue to catch you up on what I've been lately let me show you what I got up to at the recent #BigBloggerConference which I attended.  I wanted to wait until I'd officially launched my new store to post so that I could show you my MADE by Jade table at the conference. I'm quite sure that I'm the last person to post about this now but still, it's always good to have another perspective!


When blogger event organisers @LDNMeet announced the #BigBloggerConference on Twitter a few months ago now, I was beside myself with excitement. Having attended a few #LDNMeet events before, such as chocolate making and Hulafit, I knew it would be a winner. This time the event boasted the chance to not only meet brands but actually sit in on workshops and learn about how to enhance out blogs - something I'm always interested in learning more about.
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Sunday, 20 September 2015

My Online Store! | MADE by Jade

Hello, hello, hello!!! I'm so giddy with excitement that I barely know how to start this post!! I actually thought that I had drafted it already, ready for this moment but I hadn't and now I feel overwhelmed with the need to get everything out but guys - I HAVE A NEW STORE!!!!! :D :D :D It's at madebyjade.co.uk.


Many of you may know that I hand craft jewellery, accessories and gifts which I sell online. Up until quite recently I had a little Vistaprint store which I was, quite honestly, not very happy with for a long time. It wasn't as slick and professional as I want my brand to be and I didn't feel that it represented the beauty and high quality of all of the pieces which I make. Anyway, I've been working away for the last few months, researching, photographing, re-photographing (ohh the frustration!) and now I can unveil my new look online store - madebyjade.co.uk. I really, REALLY hope that you love it!!!

I've also added a lot of new pieces including my dessert-shaped double scented candles which I've had really great feedback from. (Yes mum and Rhia, haha I am finally selling these after making you the Christmas gifts ones - it's only taken me a year!!). Here's a quick overview of some  the pieces on the site. I'll be adding soooooo many new pieces in the lead up to Christmas so please do keep checking back! I also offer Free P+P within the UK and I also ship internationally.


For the fellow Gossip Girl lovers out there.


Yes - this is a candle!!!!

Hand made snow globes - these are so beautiful when they're shaken (even if I do say so myself). 

I love having these little desk easels around to remind me to embrace life!
A super fluffy phone case! This comes in loads of colours and phone styles.
Fimo charms for your bracelets, key rings or wherever you fancy!

Luxe leather and chain bracelets inspired by the strap of a Chanel handbag.
A personalised phone case order I created as a wedding gift from one sister to another <3
I don't know where I'd be without my mirror phone case - SO useful!!!!
Every single piece here is hand-crafted by yours truly. I also make a lot of custom and personalised pieces so whether you'd like a candle in a different scent or shape, a case for a random make of phone, your favourite quote or a snow globe with something specific inside it for someone special do let me know! You can either comment below, email me at mailmadebyjade@gmail.com or tweet me at @missjadefraser.

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