Beauty & Bra Haul.

Hello beautiful people i hope you’re all well!
It’s finally here, the post you wanted to see!
It’s my, TK MAXX mini-haul!

Whilst looking for decorations for my Galentines themed afternoon tea, I wandered into TKMAXX looking for different cups and saucers, to my dismay there wasn’t a home section in this store (which is the stupidest thing ever) however I spotted the beauty isle and it was bye bye tea cups, hello shiny new purchases.

I had been lucky enough to pick up a Nars lipgloss in the past from TKMAXX so I was excited to see what they had in store.

This brings me to my first item,

 
The Olivia Palermo collection with Ciate. Somehow I hadn’t heard of this collaboration lipstick before but as soon as I saw the colour I was sold.

 
You may have noticed by now I am a fan of lipsticks. They are my (not guilty at all) guilty pleasure. I mean, this blog is basically becoming my life and lipstick but who can complain when they are so beautiful!?

 
The formula of this lipstick feels great! It’s smooth and velvety and a single swipe gives a good amount of colour. There’s nothing I hate more than feeling like I’m painting a lipstick on for the smallest amount of colour to come through, therefor I was truly impressed with this lipstick.

 
The colour I purchased Is called Cashmere. It’s a nude based lipstick with soft brown undertones, which is something completely different to what I usually go for. That seems to be a theme recently with me, I’m trying out more and more colours. It’s just more fun.

In TKMAXX this lipstick was just £5.99 which is the bargain of the century with it retailing at £19.00 I mean, my only wish is that I could have got all the colours available, however the fingerprints on the other lipsticks put me off. Seriously guys, stop poking products, is gross.

Next up is another Ciate product, this time it’s a nail polish. Now, I love painting my nails, my Nanna is insanely talented at nail art and I’ve grown up admiring her talent and nail polish collection, the only problem is, I cannot wear nail polish for work and so have stopped buying as many as I used to. This one however I couldn’t leave in the store.

 
It’s a black based polish with gold yellow and copper shimmers running through, and not in a tacky clumpy chunks of glitter kind of way , it’s more of a subtle twinkling type of glitter. Now, hold for how cheesy this is but it’s almost like the stars in the sky kind of glitter, super pretty!

 
The reason I adore this is that my favourite colour is black, you may have noticed, and I also love anything that glitters, so it’s perfect! I feel I could wear this when going for cocktails with the girls for that extra little sparkle. The name of the polish is twilight and I think that perfectly describes the colour you’re going to get.

This polish retails at £9.00 but I bought it for £3.99

 Now it’s not all beauty in TKMAXX there are some hidden gems dotted throughout the store. I took a look at the underwear isle and soon enough I found myself with two bras in my basket.

First up is this two tone black and nude bra from the Heidi Klum collection. What pulled me towards buying this item was the detail, the three bows, the contrasting  black floral lace on the nude base and the ribbon running along the frame of the bra. There is a lot going on with this garment and its just stunning.

 
The bra is underwired and like any other bra can be tightened at the straps. There isn’t any padding which I prefer, however it does push up the bust and creates a flattering shape framing the collar bones.

This bra is called Amelia by Heidi Kulm Currently on sale in Selfridges for £38 I grabbed this for only £9.99.

The second bra I picked up is from the Jessica Simpson collection, and it’s just incredible. This lace bralet has underwire but no padding. It’s perfect for those days when you are lounging around and want to feel comfortable.

 
Also, it’s super sexy. The slightly see through lace makes this one super delicate though, so hand wash only! The tag says $31 dollars which is around £22 but again TKMAXX gave me an incredible saving and it was only £6.99

 
Ok, that was a brief break from beauty (pun fully intended) so back to make up we go.

Next up, are my last two beautiful finds. Eyeshadow.

First up, Stila. Whilst browsing I stumbled upon this single Stila eyeshadow.

 
This colour is the exact colour I like to use for the base of my eyelids. I adore colours like this because they create a solid base that is easy to build upon. It’s an almost sandy colour that looks natural but just gives the eyes that beautiful finish.

 
Here’s a swatch of the colour on my pale hands. It’s just delicious! The eyeshadow also feels really nice and has an almost satin finish, not grainy at all, like others I’ve come across before. It’s a well formulated powder that I can tell is going to last a long time.

This eyeshadow retails at £18.00 but I bought it for £4.99

Next up, my favourite purchase.

 
Nars, is perhaps the most well known brand I will include in my blog today. It’s very highly recommended amongst other bloggers, so I was again excited to grab this perfect duo.

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Just look at it *ahhhhhhhh* these golden/orange colours are a dream for someone who uses Browns and coppers more often than not. The shadow on the left is matte and the right has a shimmer to it. I cannot wait to blend these colours into my darker browns and give that orange colour burst to my blue eyes.

The Nars duo eyeshadows retail at around £25 however this was only £9.99

So in total had i paid the retail price for all the above items i would have paid around £131.00 but thanks to TK MAXX i only paid £41.94
I still cannot get over that huge saving of £89.04

I hope you liked my mini-haul guys!

Let me know of what other bargains your have found in your local TK MAXX and if you haven’t before have a pop in next time and see what you can find!

Thanks for reading

Danielle Jade x

 

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Valentine’s inspired look ❤️ 

Ok so it’s here guys, it’s Valentine’s Day on Sunday! No matter if you love it or hate it, you can’t avoid it, its here once every year and I think out of all the holidays this one gets the most varied response. It’s the marmite of all holidays I’d say! Still, I thought I’d share with you my valentines inspired look. To give all you date-goers a little help when it comes to dressing up this Valentine’s.


Of course with it being Valentine’s Day I went with one of my favourite red dresses that I own. I actually bought this dress for my graduation party when leaving performing arts school and through every house change, clear out, and wardrobe re-vamp. This little red dress has stayed a favourite of mine. Just look at it, it’s so simple yet the sequins & beads give just enough detail to really lift up the top half of the dress and catch the eye.


I adore everything about the fit of this dress, the sweetheart styled bandeau is extremely flattering, especially on small boob’ed people like myself. This is helped by the boning on the top half, helping give structure to the garment whilst accentuating my smaller waist. The floaty skirt makes me feel like a princess. Pretty much what every girl should feel like on Valentine’s Day surely! If you can twirl it in, it counts as being a princess dress by my standards.

   
One thing I was surprised by with this ASOS beauty was how lovely the colour complimented fair skin. I think with pale skin red is a bold move and can sometimes come off a little too dramatic, that’s certainly not the case here.
For my make up I stuck to the red theme I had going for Valentine’s and using my go-to red lipstick in the shade Ruby Woo I accentuated those lips, kissing here I come!

I kept my foundation light and my eyes simple with a little dark brown in the crease and champagne pop shimmer on the lids. I stayed away from harsh contouring and instead gave myself a little more highlighter than bronzer, just to stick to this pale almost English-rose Valentine’s look. I added black eyeliner to the outer ends of my eyelids to make my eyes appear wider and create that loveable doe-eyed appearance.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my Valentine’s inspired look. Whatever your plans are this Valentine’s I hope you have a wonderful day!
Thanks
Danielle Jade X

Hair Braids & Glitter – A very 90’s feel! ✨

Hello everyone!

Todays post is going to be all about two wonderful hair products i was gifted at the Big Blogger Conference!

They are the Redken Braid aid and the Metal Fix hair glitters.

  

First up is the hair glitter!
Now if you know me at all, you would already have guessed how excited i was to receive these. My inner Ke$ha and Miley were ready and raring to go! I still don’t know how I managed to save them both until i went on holiday with my friend. Packing them into my suitcase i knew she was going to think i was crazy, and that was just what i was going for, i mean , i’m 23 and i’m putting glitter into my hair. this is so 90’s going to a steps concert with hair mascara and i am LIVING for it!

   
So…more about the product itself!

Inside the box there are two tubes, one silver and one gold tube of gel like glitter. The gel itself is quite this upon application but when worked into the hair looks beautiful. I used quite a huge amount on the end of my hair and then using a fine comb continued to brush the product through. This works well when wanting to create a subtle shimmer, that however, was NOT what i opted for on holiday!

As you can see here, i created two braids, one at either side of my head (Using the braid aid of course) and then in a finger painting kind of sense. Moved the glitter over the plaits to the back of the hair.

What i must say about this product is, don’t worry about it coming off. It will stay put all night, no question! I have no shame in saying the next morning, as i sat at breakfast, sipping my peppermint tea not wanting to draw attention to my little hungover self. My hair still wanted to be the centre of attention. It was still in full party mode, the glitter was just as vibrant as the night before and i just couldn’t put my fragile little head through the pain of brushing that out so early!
In fact, i ended up not brushing my hair until i washed it out, and thats exactly what i recommend you do! Other wise, it is the most pain EVER.

Next Up.. Braid Aid.

 

Let me start off by saying, i adore this packaging. It’s so clever. There is a pump on the product rather than having to squeeze the tube. The product comes out effortlessly. PERFECT. Now, i love braiding my hair. Any way i can get a braid in my hair. I will. So naturally on holiday when going swimming i braided my hair and of course used the braid aid.

What i love is how the braid aid acted as a binder and helped control my fly-away hair. Having some parts of my hair shorter than the others this has become a favourite product of mine. It just helps give more texture to the hair and create more secure braids.


There is however one negative of this product, and that for me is the smell. It’s just a little over powering, so do go easy on the amount you use if you also don’t like your hair smelling like it’s obviously got product in it.

All in all, i am a huge fan of both of these products.
If i could i would use the hair glitter just as much as i use the braid aid.
I can’t wait to figure out how i’m going to involve the glitter into my halloween costume this year!

     Has anyone else tried these products?!
Let me know what you think

Danielle Jade

Is dressing down to go out the new ‘in’ trend? 👍👎

Hello beautiful Internet friends! 

Today I thought I’d share with you what is instantly becoming a new favourite of mine and that is my ASOS play suit that you can see below and why dressing down to go out is the new trend in my life.



I am completely in love with everything about this item, and it has become a wonderful replacement for my old trusty black motel playsuit which I sadly lost to a drunken mishap which resulted in the loss of the zip and trying to avoid flashing everyone all night. 🙈

What I adore about this is how the wonderful charcoal grey material fits, it looks almost like a skater dress and with the cut out shoulders and low back it can transfer from day to night outfit with ease. This makes it perfect for those nights out when you are going somewhere with the ‘casual’ dress code attached, (I’m looking at you shoreditch) Now living in London I find myself spending more and more time dressing down to go out. Most likely to places I feel super uncool in at first but absolutely adore. I will never forget the naive me turning up to Fabric after going to Cafe de’ Paris in my heels and short dress to be met with hundreds and hundreds of fabric-goers in shorts, docs, bumbags and playsuits surrounding me. One mistake I have never made again ha! That’s why playsuits like this make my life a whole lot easier because it fits pretty much every occasion. 





I’m slowly falling in love with all clothing that has shoulders cut out like this ASOS number. So do let me know if you’ve got any other items  recently of the same style so I can invest 😊

So guys, what did you think if my dressing down to go out number?  Leave a comment in the box below and let me know I’m not the only one who has become a victim of being majorly overdressed! 🙈

Lovefrommilly :Two Piece!

Hey lovelies I have a post for you today featuring my new two piece from @lovefrommilly

Just look at how perfect this lovefrommilly two piece is!

I am in love with this tartan fabric, it looks and feels amazing on!
One of my favourite things about this two piece is that it is handmade, it really does make the garment feel special knowing someone put so much time, and effort into making it!
The top fits from a size 8-12 and so you can choose how tight or loose to make it, fitting everyone’s individual shape!
The shorts I got were an 8-10 and are elasticated at the top which makes them super comfy!
I think the best thing about this two piece is just how differently you can style it, it looks great on its own, with a belt through the little loops lovefrommilly put on the shorts, in winter I will be pairing it up with some black tights, my doc martens and a long cardigan, finally I went into town with an old denim jacket over my two piece and got so many compliments from my friends who I met for lunch on how much they loved it!
All in all I’m over the moon with this two piece and for £20.00 I think you should all go check out @lovefrommilly on both instagram and depop!
Xx

Amelia Jane London

Hello lovelies!

Yesterday the postman made me extremely happy bringing me this adorable littl package from the girls at Amelia Jane London.
Check out the 5 adorable scrunchies they sent me:
Navy stripes
Red stripes
Mint polka dot
Lemon/Yellow polkadot
White and pink polka dot
I love these handy little scrunchies they are perfect for just throwing up your hair on these hot summers day we are having recently!
Also they make an adorable addition to the end of braids!
Go check them out!
You can find them on
Instagram: Ameliajanelondon
Twitter: @ameliajaneldn
Facebook: /ameliajanelondon