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Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Last Orders on Friday! | Made by Jade

Hi all, I just thought I'd remind you on here that if you'd like to order anything from my accessories store, Made by Jade, for Christmas then last orders are Friday at midnight! This gives me enough time to make everything and get it posted out to you to arrive in time for the big day! 

Remember that we do extra pretty gift wrapping too and would be happy to include a message with your items if you wanted to have a gift to sent straight to a loved one. There's 20% off everything at the moment and we're offering free UK delivery. We ship internationally so if you'd like to place an overseas order just email me at for an international shipping quote. And, of course, if you want to order something after Christmas we'll be ready and waiting then too! Happy shopping! -->>

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Wednesday Wishlist: Christmas Edition! | Wishlist

Hello! I want to start a Wednesday Wishlist series where I share with you all of the pretty, pretty things I come across while window shopping online (and then inevitably immediately forget about). That way at least if I can't buy them all, some of you can!

(Clockwise from top left) Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Perfume: here // Chunky Chelsea Boots: here // Ted Baker Bikini Top: here // Jewelled Flat Shoes: here // Nike Free Runs: here // Monica Vinader Fiji Bracelet: here // Leather Converse in Black/White: here // Kindle: here

 This week's picks are a mix of bits I've got on my Christmas shopping list this year. Some old ones I've wanted for years and some newer pieces I've seen whilst browsing recently.  A few of them are a tad ambitious *cough* £175 bracelet *cough*, but hey, there's always the January sales right? So here's a quick rundown of why I've got my eye on these pieces this season -->>

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Pretty Party Pieces | Lookbook

Hello! Party season is upon us so I've found some festive fashion inspiration for you in the form of these pretty party pieces.

(Top row first, left to right) 1. Here 2. Here 3. Here 4. Here 
5. Here 6. Here 7. Here 8. Here 9. Here

Whether it's an office party, a New Year's knees up or 'just because', here's an array of looks to keep you looking gorgeously glam this season and better yet - they're all under £50, enjoy!

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Ready to Pop! | DIY

Helloooooo! How fun is this popcorn?! On Sunday I hosted a baby shower for one of my best friends and I just wanted to share this incredibly cool idea I got from my Pinterest board (executed expertly by my darling friend Sophie).

We had them on a table in the entryway for the guest to take home as little party favours. It was my first time attending/hosting a baby shower and it was so much fun!

Monday, 8 December 2014

Mani Monday | Festive Nails

I'd hate to become one of those people who's is overusing that 'c' word thing this month but as we are in the, shall we say, 'festive' period I thought I'd share a festive nail post today!

Since I love hair and makeup so much I've been inviting my friends over for cake and giggles so that I can practise some looks on them and this is a manicure I did for my friend Eleanor. 

Friday, 28 November 2014

Black Friday | Outfit

Hello hello! Here's another outfit post for you, this time a dramatic evening look I wore to dinner and drinks in central London. 

Despite my love of being matchy-matchy, I actually don't often wear all-black although I do love the look, especially now that it's winter. It goes so well with dark lipsticks and eyeshadow, which you know from this post that I'm loving this season. More picture after the jump!

Wednesday, 26 November 2014

The Lady is a Vamp | Makeup Tutorial

Hello, hello! Here's a nice (if I do say so myself!) wintery makeup look that you might have seen go up on my Instagram page yesterday. I've decided I want to start sharing more makeup looks here on my blog as well as on my YouTube channel.

 Makeup used to be my first love (before fashion took over) but I still really love playing with makeup and creating different looks from subtle to sultry. Winter is definitely my favourite time of year to experiment with different makeup looks too as, since there's no fear of sweating it all off, we tend more of it. That and the pretty colours really brighten up my day! Anyway on to the look. Product details and instructions after the jump!

Friday, 21 November 2014

Hurrah! Autumn Collective Haul Video | YouTube

Hurrah! After some technical issues last night (need to get an external hard drive stat, 6,000+ photos clogging up my macbook memory is not okay!) I have finally managed to get my latest YouTube video to upload - woohoo!

This one is a 'collective' autumn haul video meaning it's a bunch of stuff that I have picked up over the last month or so ready for autumn. Link after the jump -->>

Thursday, 20 November 2014

Shoryu Soho, London | Eating & Drinking

Recently my sister and I met up for dinner and drinks in Soho and the food was soooo good I thought I'd share it with you! My younger siblings and I didn't always get on very well when we were younger (I have a sister who's three years younger and a brothers who's a year younger) but now that we're all older and more mature we get along well. 

As I don't live at home any more I don't see much of my younger sister so it's cool that now she's in her 20s too (as of yesterday - happy birthday sis!) we can do more sophisticated things like meet for dinner. It's no secret that Japanese is hands down my absolute favourite cuisine (remember this post from my trip abroad?) so when we decided to meet for dinner the choice of food was a no-brainer.

My Jet Set Style | Travel

With all the work I've been doing on Made by Jade, I'm now playing catch up with my blog posts and so I stumbled across lots of pictures from our summer trip to Barcelona that I have yet to post. These will be going up over the next few days along with a haul video on my YouTube channel so stayed tuned for that! In the meantime, this is what I wore to the airpot on the way out there. 

When I'm travelling I like to opt for loose layers because I'm usually going somewhere warmer than England, (where isn't?) so I like to have the option of instantly stripping down once I land.

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

I've Been A Busy Bee!

Hello, hello! I'm sorry that things have slowed down here a bit in the last couple of weeks. I've been really focused on creating new products for my online accessories web store, Made by Jade, and updating the website ready for the Christmas rush! 

Most of the new products are up now which means that I can back to doing what I love most - blogging! I'm so excited about our new products. We've added some new luxe leather dog collars, engraved heart tag bracelets and a new Express Shop where you can get some ready made phone cases if you just can't wait for a design-your-own one. 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Healthy Blueberry & Banana Oat Pancakes | Recipe

Hi All! Here's a little mid-week pick me up for you. I've been eating these delicious, quick and healthy banana & blueberry pancakes for breakfast every day this week now and it's definitely boosted my week so I thought I'd share the recipe!

They're so ridiculously quick and easy to make and, even better, they're healthy because I've replaced most of the the sugar with a banana and swapped the usual flour with porridge oats for a slow release of energy to last you until lunchtime!

Here's the recipe (serves one)...

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

OOTD Jumpers and Jewels | YouTube

Hey! I found this Outfit of the Day video from summer which I never got around to posting so I thought it'd be nice to share it now. The A/C in my old office was always blasting cold in the summer so it's actually a rathe warm outfit that would be great for this time of year. Remember to watch in HD but clicking the cog in the bottom right corner of the video and, if you like it, why not subscribe to my YouTube channel so that you never miss a video? It's free and just takes one click here!

More details shots after the jump!

Monday, 3 November 2014

My Little Pony | Shopping Picks

Payday has arrived! Here are some pretty pony pieces to add to your lust list this month. 

Loafers: here // Travel Wallet: here // Boots: here // Slip Ons: here // Belt: here // Sandals: here // Wallet: here 

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Last Minute Halloween Party Treats | Recipe

Scenario 1: It's Saturday afternoon. You've been invited to a Halloween party tonight which has inexplicably crept up on you and you're struggling to think of something more inventive that a bottle of Pinot to bring with you. 

Scenario 2: It's Saturday afternoon. You're hosting a Halloween party tonight which has inexplicably crept up on you and you're very close to resorting to dashing to your local supermarket for their 'Scary Fairy Cakes' and some Wotsits (because they're orange).

But wait! Before you despair, check out these super easy and quick Halloween recipes for tasty treats that are sure to impress. 


Monday, 27 October 2014

Bloggers' Fashion Week Pre Party | Fashion

Back in September I attended an event for Bloggers Fashion Week and I was so busy with Fashion Week stuff at work at the time that I never got around to posting them. I didn't really know what to expect but the words 'pre party' couldn't be bad and I love being in the city for whatever reason so when I heard that it was being held in Leicester Square I knew I had to go.

The Bloggertini cocktail being served at the event


Easy Kardashian Halloween Costume | YouTube

Here's a fun Halloween costume I did on my YouTube channel a couple of years ago. Can you guess who I am?  None other than the fabulous Kim Kardashian of course. This was kind of a tongue in cheek/lazy last minute costume suggestion for those parties that seem to creep up on you out of nowhere.

Stuff a cushion back there to give your trunk some junk and you're good to go!


Orange is the New Black | Mani Monday

With Halloween just a few days away, I decided that today's Mani Monday post should fit the theme. These nails are actually from a party nails post I did a couple of years ago, but I think the orange colour is also perfect for any Halloween parties you might have this weekend.

Colours: Fluro' Orange, Disco Heaven and Ibiza Mix by Models Own

I loooove mixing up different shades and textures of nail polish for a carefree look for the weekend. So that's nails sorted but I've yet to decide what I'm actually going to dress up as on Friday... 

Sunday, 26 October 2014

I Mean Business | Outfit

Hello All, so as promised, here are the outfit pictures that Monday's nail shot came from. This is the type of outfit I'd wear to a creative work meeting in the city. The trainers keep it casual and will ensure I'm comfortable on the inevitable standing tube ride. The coat is structured and chic enough to show that I mean business. 

As always with my outfit photos, there are lots more photos with the 'read more' link!

Thursday, 23 October 2014

Throwback Thursday: Pretty Party Nails

Hi guys! Today I met my mum for lunch followed by a creative meeting for our jewellery and accessories line Made by Jade. We've got lots of really exciting new products coming in ready for Christmas as well as some old favourites coming back and I'm super excited about it all!! It means a lot of extra work for us both for the next few weeks but creating pretty things is such a rewarding process when you see the finished product so I know it will be worth it! 

I soooo wish I still had this ring. It was only cheap from New Look or somewhere but I love it!

Anyway, our meeting ended up going quite late and I didn't get to edit the outfit pictures I wanted to for today's post and, not wanting to mess with my posting schedule for the rest of the week, I found myself wondering what-oh-what could I post today at short notice... Then I remembered that it happens to be Thursday which is the perfect time to delve back into the archives of my blog and share some pictures past and pretty. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Cute Bath and Body on a Budget! | Haul

With it being Wednesday, aka 'Humpday', I've decided to share some little pick-me-ups that I have been relying on lately to get me through to the weekend. I don't know about you but nothing sets me up for the day better than an indulgent shower with my favourite bath and body goodies.

 Now, like many other girls, while I do love the little luxuries at Lush, I find them on the pricey side and there are times when I just can't justify spending £5 on shower gel. So imagine my excitement when some aimless lunch break wandering led me to stumble upon these super affordable goodies in none other than dah-dah-dahhh...


Tuesday, 21 October 2014

My September Favourites | YouTube

Hey, hey, heyyy! I just uploaded the first of many new videos on my YouTube channel. This one is my September Favourites video in which I'm showing some of my favourite fashion, beauty and other miscellaneous products I was using throughout the month of September. Click the play button below to check it out and, if you like it, you can subscribe for free to my YouTube channel so that you never miss a video! Just click this link here: Subscribe.

 As I mention in the video, the footage is ever so slightly out of focus as I had to set it up alone. Frustratingly, when I'm filming the screen I look into on my camera is sometimes too small to show if it's not 100% focused. So I can film an entire video without realising - fun times! Well, now I know for next time! Luckily it's not too bad. Remember to watch in HD for the best quality. You can select HD by clicking the little cog icon in the bottom right corner of the screen. Thank you so much for watching!

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Monday, 20 October 2014

Blue Monday | Mani Monday Nails

These are the nails I'm rocking this week. Electric blue, one of my absolute favourite colours. There's just something so deliciously rich about it, I love it! 

Bracelet: Made by Jade // Nails: Barry M: Cobalt Blue

This is a sneak peek shot from a monochrome outfit look we shot on Sunday. I added the blue nails for a pop of colour so that the outfit wouldn't look so flat. The rest of the pictures of this outfit will go up on Sunday. I've decided that on Sundays my outfit posts will go up and on Mondays I'll do these 'mani' posts as I love refreshing my nail polish and creating fun, nail art designs too. I've spent the entire day today going through my photo library and finally planning in all of the photos and videos I've taken over the past god-knows-how-many months. I've planned out all of my blog posts and YouTube videos for the next two weeks now. There'll be something new up every day so keep checking back! 

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

I'm Back!

Hello hello hello! Long time no blog...

I thought it was about time that I update here and explain my recent absence. Clearly I have not been abducted, nor have I completely abandoned my blog. Quite the opposite in fact. This week, after much deliberation, contemplation and general frustration, I finally gave up my full-time job to focus more on blogging and I couldn't be more excited!!!

I have an ever-growing list of ideas for blog posts and YouTube videos from outfits, lookbooks and hair and makeup tutorials to delicious recipes and cool DIY decor, but I was always too exhausted from work to get around to them all. Now that I'm switching to freelance work, I'll be able to make my own hours meaning more time to focus on all of the above. Not to mention that I'll be able to spend more time making jewellery and accessories for my online store - I can't wait!!

All this to say - keep watching this space! I hope that you start to notice that I'll be posting much more frequently both here and on my YouTube Channel from now on. Onwards and upwards!

x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Thursday, 14 August 2014

OOTD | PVC Baby!

Hi guys! Back I am and with a new set of outfit pictures for you - the first editorial ones (i.e. not in my bedroom mirror) using my new camera and guess what??? There's even an editorial outfit of the day video to boot! Yeah, I said it. Editorial video. I know, hold on to your chairs, fancy right? Video and more pictures after the jump! -->>


Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Collective Summer Fashion & Beauty Haul! | YouTube

Hey, hey, heyyyyyy! So I have a new video up! A collective haul of some great fashion and beauty haul of my favourite things I've collected since April. There's some pvc, distressed denim, the coolest sunglasses in the world, pretty nail polishes... and even tea! 

Video after the jump! -->>

Monday, 28 July 2014

Outfit - Denim and Stripes | OOTD | YouTube

Hello, hello, hello! Here's one of the outfits I've been wearing in this glorious summer we've been having (overlooking the odd thunderstorm that is).  

I've had to ditch my staple 'on-the-go' wardrobe of leather coated skinnies, a loose tank top and a blazer (far too hot all those) so a maxi dress, sunnies and lots of arm candy has become my go-to look for summer (with an 'in case of emergency' shirt/jumper always with me just in case!).

Click after the jump for my YouTube video of this look: 

Monday, 21 July 2014

Shimmery Summer Mermaid Nail Tutorial | Video

Hi guys! Did you catch this nail tutorial on my YouTube channel? I felt like doing some really fun, colourful, summery nails and these babies were the result! They were really easy to do too.


Sunday, 20 July 2014

Outfit of the Day - Cobalt Blue and Gold | OOTD

Hi Guys! Here's a photo from my latest outfit of the day video. This is one of the outfits I wore to work last week. 

I love a sexy pencil skirt and heels combo. Recently I've been enjoying the freedom of outfit options you get with working for a fashion company and not necessarily having to wear office wear, but every know and then it's fun to take things back to basics and go for a classic look! More after the jump! -->>

Monday, 14 July 2014

I Might Have Done Some Shopping...

Okay so I have a confession. I've might have done some sale shopping recently... and I just might have treated myself to the below items from ASOS and And my email might be telling me that they will be arriving today. And I might be really, really excited. Expect a haul post soon!

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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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Thursday, 10 July 2014

OOTD - Sunsets and Faux Fur

The weather seems to be taking a turn this week in London but I actually don't mind because it means that I get to break out my winter coats. I'm a bit of winter coat fiend if you haven't noticed. I think a good quality, structured coat looks so chic. It can make a really basic outfit look put together and slick with so little effort. More pictures of this outfit after the jump -->>

Coat: Mint Velvet, Jumper: H&M, Leggings: Zara


Wednesday, 9 July 2014

Five Little Speckled Frogs...

This week's manicure is inspired by the nursery rhyme. You know the one…  ♫ Five little speckled frogs, sat on a great big log, eating the most delicious bugs (yum yum!)…" .
 Ahh I miss being a child! Anyway, they're green and sparkly and I like them a lot. Details after the jump -->>


Monday, 7 July 2014

Paris in Pictures - Day Three

Time for my roundup of my third and final day in beautiful Paris. Details of the day after the jump.


Thursday, 26 June 2014

Outfit of the Day - 50 Shades of Grey OOTD

Hello All! So, this was my outfit yesterdayyyy. I mention in the video that I was at Shoreditch House which is a working lounge/pool bar/restaurant in London. The fashion company I work for have a membership so I go there every now and then for creative meetings which is always a lot of fun as I love being around all of the trendy London crowd. A lot of celebrities go there for meetings too which is pretty cool. I was once waiting for a lift and, when it came down, Tinie Tempah got out of it. Ahhhh! Anyway, the vibe in there is very stylish as you can imagine but also really laid back so this is what I wore… 

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Paris in Pictures - Day Two

Hi guys, I finally made time to go through the thousands of pictures from the rest of my Paris trip so here's my roundup of Day Two - the Eiffel Tower, shopping and amazing French food, let's go! >> 

Friday, 20 June 2014

OOTD 19.06.14

Hi everyone, happy Friday!

As promised here is yesterday's OOTD post. By the time I'd taken this and yesterday's makeup pictures and written my new camera post I didn't have time to edit this yesterday so sorry it's late! Today I'm going straight out for drinks after work so I won't get to film an outfit video but I'm sure I'll repeat this look again so don't worry! Anway, here is yesterday's outfit - I hope you enjoy! Remember to watch in HD for best quality!

If you'd like a closer look at my makeup with product details check out yesterday's makeup post here.

P.S. I'm writing this on a work computer on my lunch break and every is looking a lil' odd on this ancient contraption so sorry if there are any formatting errors. I'll edit them tonight when I get in.

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Thursday, 19 June 2014

Face of The Day | Thursday 19.06.14

Hi Guys, as promised here is today's makeup look taken on my new camera!

Eyes - Lids: I'm wearing MAC's Outre over Inglot Freedom System colour 26 // Crease: Inglot 327 // Lips: Rimmel Vinyl Max lipgloss in Addictive over Laqa&Co. Lil'Lip lipstick in Wolfman

I Got A New Camera! | Nikon D5100

I got a new cameraaaaaaaaa!!!! I have wanted a DSLR for literally years and I finally got one last weekend. Details and price after the jump!


Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Outfit of the Day | Wednesday, 18, 2014

Hello All!

I'm giving these in-the-mirror outfit of the day videos another whirl. Now that the evenings are longer, I'm able to film after work without needing a crazy setup of lamps so hopefully I can do these regularly now. This is the my third attempt this week though (first two were a disaster) so wish me luck! And remember to watch in HD for best quality! Just click the cog icon on the video. Enjoyyy!!!

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Sunday, 15 June 2014

Down by The River...

Outfit of the Day by Jade Mercedes Fraser at Jade With Envy

 As promised, here is the full set of these outfit pictures. Details and a closer look after the jump!


Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Instagram Lately

Here's a sneak peek at what I've been up to on Instagram lately. You can follow me here at @missjadefraser. I hope to see you over there!

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

Ready, Steady, Revlon!

I was stretching my legs on my lunch break recently and casually perusing the makeup displays in Boots (somehow I always seem to end up there when I'm bored, regardless of what type of budget I'm supposedly on) when I came across Revlon's impressive new nail polish selection. So impressive, in fact, that Revlon now has two displays in Boots. One for their makeup and another one adjacent, completely dedicated to their amazing array of nail polishes called the Revlon Nail Bar.


Saturday, 7 June 2014

Ice Ice Baby!

As promised, here is a close up of my pretty nail polish seen in yesterday's post. Details after the jump!


Friday, 6 June 2014

I Go Nuts For Doughnuts!

Today is official Doughnut Day so I thought I'd share my doughnut charms in celebration! I actually forgot how adorable the Made by Jade food charms are (if I do say so myself!). I'm going to make a pair of earrings to match these. They'll be super adorable! You can shop my full range of jewellery in my online store I ship worldwide! I'm also going to add all of my pieces to Etsy and maybe even eBay tomorrow - I can't wait!!! 

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x Jade Mercedes Fraser x

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