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.

Valentines day post.

Valentines day is just an excuse to get all soppy, eat lots of chocolate and have sex  a nice romantic meal. Chester and I aren’t really the type to celebrate valentines day, in fact, previous years have resulted in him buying me malteasers and then eating them himself.

This year, although we had planned we weren’t even going to celebrate valentines day Chester decided to buy me something which meant I had to run out and find some last minute gifts for him too. Also, Chester is a child when it comes to surprises so he gave me my gifts the night before. However, I loved them obviously, in true Chester style, they were randomly perfect. First of all the card…he hadn’t realised until he had sealed the envelope(I dont understand how this works…) it was in fact an easter card. But it was perfect non the less. The gifts were lovely, a bag from primark I had my eyes on for a while, rather expensive considering it was from primark, and some adorable lotus candle holders from tiger, like I said we aren’t really into the soppy crap so flowers are a no. I got him some malteasers to mix things up a little and a bottle of Jack Daniels.

Today, being valentines day(the actual day) we decided to take a nice little drive as it was a beautiful day and then head home to play GTA 5 for a few hours, then followed by Gourmet Burger Kitchen Burgers (vegetarian for me) and a snuggle with The Martian on dvd.

I hope everyone else is enjoying their valentines day, even if you are alone. Have a nice relaxing sunday everyone.

xo Jayde

 

 

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 

Uni Project.

Just a sneak peek into my latest artwork for my university course Final degree show as I am now in my final year of the Fine Art course. Any feedback would be great, thankyou. xo

Breakfast is served 

  For a slightly different breakfast option. I put my own spin on a recipe I found on buzzfeed for making Shakshuka a few weeks back, after finding that the recipe was quite simple, I decided to play around with the basics of the recipe and add my own touch.

Ingredients:

Tomato Passata

Chopped Cherry tomatoes (or normal tomatoes will be fine.)

Chopped pepper, I used a yellow pepper.

onions

garlic powder

basil

cumin

pepper

salt

cheese, feta works better but all I had was cheddar at the time.

and of course, Toast

Its basically a case of adding a little oil to a pan, frying up the onions and adding everything one at a time, you can add as much or as little as you like depending on how many people you are making this for, you can’t really go wrong as its a simple recipe of just lightly frying everything and then covering it over just to let it simmer a little more. I usually have butter on my toast but I found that eating this with dry toast works a lot nicer as the sauce itself is enough to soften up the bread.

garnish with cheese and enjoy

xo

Short and stumpy.

Although there are a lot of things about myself that I am unhappy with I have serious confidence issues when it comes to my short and stumpy legs. Even when I was in school and did every sport I could possibly take part in I still hated them. I used to sit and stare at my huge thighs and feel so ugly. However I don’t want to waste my life hating myself anymore and after recently getting a wonderfully designed leg tattoo I am slowly starting to change the way I feel about my legs. For the first time in years I am comfortable in leaving the house with a dress on and not have to worry about wearing tights, I bought a gorgeous pair of floral 3/4 trousers that show off my tattoo instead of living in skinny jeans. I am slowly making a change to the way I think and it’s making me feel so much better about life. NOBODY CARES! So stop worrying about what they think of you! 

Love yourself.