Treat yo self 1

So of course after getting my student loan yesterday I had to spend a little on makeup! However I spent a lot less than I was expecting. After spending some time shopping I found some really great pieces in new look of all places. For £5.99 I got the cutest little powder contour kit which I’m really excited to try out so I’ll keep you guys updated on that. Also as I’m trying my best to look after my nails this year by using cuticle oil and hand cream I also treated myself to some pretty great nail varnishes 2 of which are matte and the third is a surprisingly great glitter pink nail varnish that has a really bold finish unlike most cheap glitter nail varnishes that tend to give you about 3 pieces of glitter on one nail. These were £2.99 each!! I’ve always loved new look and now finding out they have a great beauty range has just made me love them more. Xo  

 

New year. New MEals.

So its a week into the new year and so far I have eaten as little meat as possible, I have been swapping meat for a vegetarian option when possible, also I was given an amazing spiralizer for Christmas which I have been using to swap spaghetti for spiralized vegetables with vegetarian bolognese sauce. I am feeling so good, I am less bloated, and I just feel so much better in myself. I would definitely recommend this ‘diet’ change for people who want to make a positive change in their lives this year, its not as hard as it sounds, and its super tasty. Ive also started making my own soups and I will be putting up recipes soon. I want to try at least one new meal a week and upload the recipe for you guys! I hope you enjoy this new journey with me.

   

  

  

  

  

Stay positive. 

  my goal for this year is to look after myself, look after my body, my mind and my soul. I want to become more positive and more outgoing and just take every chance I get to do something new. I am also going to try and incorporate more vegetarian meals into my diet and look after my body and my health. I just want to be the best person I can be. Not just for this year but for my future. I would really love the opportunity to create some commissioned artwork just to get my name out there, even small pieces, I want to create more craftwork whether it’s knitting or embroidery I am open to everything right now. If anyone has any projects for me to work on send me an email and we can work something out together. Jayde.trollope@gmail.com 
Let’s make this year the best. Together. Xo 

Best shower ever! 

 I just had the best shower ever! Now I don’t usually use anything that isn’t from lush when I shower/bathe but as I was given a lot of new stuff for Christmas I thought I should give them a go. One of my favourite smelling things I was given is a set from Treacle Moon, my coconut island. I have never smelt something that’s coconutty and creamy in my life! And it made my skin super soft. My goal this year is to look after my self a lot better, skin, nails, hair, body just everything I want to be so much healthier and happier this year. I’ve also started using tresemme shampoos and conditioners a lot more so my boyfriends mum got me some huge bottle which makes me happy (go me!) it’s been keeping my hair shiny and soft since I started dying it blonde. Last but not least my simple spotless skin triple action face wash to help repair my skin after all those Christmas chocolates. I reccommend all of these products as I know feel crazy relaxed and smell awesome!!! Xo 
 

Maybelline favourites.

  I have only just realised that my three favourite make up products all seem to be maybelline items! I couldn’t live without these three things and I’m so sad that my master sculpt contour kit is running low. I would definitely recommend these products and here’s why:…. 
1. Maybelline Master Sculpt contour kit in fair, this is such a wonderful contour kit that comes with a powdered shaper and highlighter along with a small brush and a cute little mirror. I love how well it blends and the slight glitter sheen that comes with the highlighter giving you a cute little glow. My favourite by far! 

2. Maybelline ink master matte eyeliner. A great little eyeliner I’ve recently started using that is long lasting and has a great precision brush for getting the deadliest points. 

3. Maybelline lash sensational mascara. This is one of the nicest mascaras I have used. It has a slightly curved brush which makes your eyelashes look as naturally long as possible also it doesn’t seem to clump!! A great buy. 

I really would recommend all three of these products as I use them every day and I would swear by them. Xo 

Handmade Christmas Gifts.

This year I am a little short on cash and I know that most of my family would understand not even getting a gift for Christmas because I am a uni student after all! However, I am finally putting my skills to good use and giving people hand made gifts, from embroidery hoops, kitted scarves and small illustrations based on their personal loves.  These photos don’t really do them justice, I would love to do some little commissioned pieces for people for a very small price, if anyone is interested as I have really enjoyed creating artwork that people can enjoy. if anyone would actually like a little commissioned water colour, I would love to hear from you so feel free to email me @:Jayde.Trollope@gmail.com you can check out my work a little better on my instagram @jayde_ebony_.

Enough advertising my own work, I want to talk about the perks of giving and receiving a small handmade gift. Its personal, the amount of heart and hard work that goes into even a small sketch is more than it takes to just go and find some gift set from a store. It is also more personal to that person, its something that they love and enjoy drawn or painted that they can keep forever. I really like the idea of shopping small this year, small businesses I mean. Its more original. Its more unique. So even if its not with me, support small businesses this year. support those who work hard at there crafts and make someone’s year.

 

 

Shop dixi. 

Today I got my first ever Dixi package and even though it was only a few small things I treated myself to from their sales, I absolutely love them! I also never buy gold jewellery so this was a bit of a risk for me, they are perfect.

I got a brand new gold nose ring and some fake septum piercings to try, at first I was a little worries as my nose is pierced quite far back so I usually need quite a large nose ring, so I emailed them and they were so helpful but after playing around with it a little I managed to stretch it enough to fit into my nose, which is a huge deal as I usually have to buy a few before I find one that fits! I messaged them to let them know I had sorted it and they were so lovely!

The prices for their jewellery are so great and if I do say so way too cheap for such beautiful items! I am definitely going to be spending my christmas money on some more of their pieces, not to mention birthday money!

An all around success and I definitely want to order more from them! Delivery was free and super fast also. Plus how cute is their packaging!!! I need more asap!!!  here is there site for any of you that want to check it out…. Shop Dixi.  I know you wont be disappointed.