Embroidery.

12742759_969069766463361_9208991299552763299_nSo, I spent today experimenting with embroidery over the top of my self portraits. The portraits are printed on 6×4 Photo paper which gives them a rather glossy, stiff finish. Piercing the photo paper with the needle and thread was a sort of therapy in itself as it created a sense of fragility within to a finished and structured piece. I want to experiment with colours and textures more. I also think it would look a lot more effective if the thread wasn’t as neat, almost ragged looking and more expressive. Which overall is the effect I am trying to create for my finished piece.

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.

   

  

  

  

  

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.

 

 

Catastrophe cosmetic face mask. 

  My skincare routine is pretty simple…I don’t have one! I very rarely wash my face and I hardly ever use moisturisers or toners. The only thing I do on a daily basis is use  face wipes to remove my make up. I have always been told I have great skin and I very rarely have break outs. However as I now work in a bakery there are times that my skin can get a bit oily and working with the ovens on a regular basis can cause my skin to break out a little so when that happens I love using lush products as they are so kind to my skin and don’t clog up my pores. My favourite product being the catastrophe cosmetic face mask, the blueberry filled face mask really refreshes my skin and hides any redness from spots. I really recommend it for people looking for a refreshing face mask that leaves your skin soft and clear. It really works wonders especially alongside the herbalism cleanser which also uses its green tone to get rid of red blemishes. They really are amazing products.