Thursday, 30 May 2013

10 Facts About Moi!

Hi guys!

It's been quite a long time :( I've been so busy with my phone cases that I've kinda neglected blogging...but not anymore! So I thought I would ease myself back in with a little 'getting to know me' post since I don't know if I've ever really mentioned much about myself? 

So here goes!

1. My name's Jade, but I've never really liked it. It's such a common name and I've always wanted something more rare or exotic. I think it's due to this that I have around 1000 nicknames and when someone calls me Jade I find it kind of strange. Variations include: Jadeybaby, Jadsey, Tucker, Tucks, JJ, or my very favourite 'Jade Honey Boo Boo Child'. Thanks sis. 

2. I'm 22 (23 tomorrow) and I seem to have this irrational fear of getting old. Somehow, in my mind 23 is ancient and it seems like my ovaries are screaming at me to have babies and my fingers are itching for diamond engagement rings LOL. Yet I know I'm completely not ready for all of this...damn you fairytales and stereotypes!

3. I graduated in 2011 with a 2:1 in American Studies, which is basically a combined degree of American History and Literature. I enjoyed every second of it, getting to study modules such as 'American Violence', 'Race & Racism', and an abundance of F.Scott Fitzgerald novels. However, what I didn't enjoy so much was the constant repetition of that fateful question..."Oh! American Studies? What are you going to do with that?!" Um, I don't know, get a job and be successful like the rest of you? lol

4. I'm currently working as a teaching assistant in a secondary school and loving every second of it. However, due to my age I have been mistaken for a sixth former by students, teachers and visitors alike. I guess I should take it as a compliment right?

5. I'm allergic to nuts, so I find it EXTREMELY annoying when people know this and then still decide to open up a bar of snickers and chomp down on it right next to me. I think they might secretly be trying to kill me lol. 

6. I have extreme obsessions with David Beckham and Robin Thicke. I wish I could just put them in a cage and stare at them all day.

7. I am really, really bad with money. I spend like a king and it seems like saving is just not in my blood. I guess because I'm still living at home it's pretty easy for me to survive like this. But I know one day the puppy dog eyes will no longer work on my parents and it's all going to catch up with me. Maybe I'll have won the lottery by then? 

8. I still haven't learnt to drive, which is pretty ridiculous for someone who hates taking public transport lol. I tried learning in my mums car, but it's pretty difficult trying to steer a seven seater. I know I definitely need to learn soon though...anyone know any good companies?

9. I was born in Hackney, but I'm half Jamaican and half Trinidadian. Apart from enjoying the food and music, I can't really say that I'm in touch with the culture and I still haven't visited either country which is kind of embarrassing. I know so many people who were born here who can still speak patois and seem to know so much about the culture and I get quite jealous sometimes. 

10. One of my dreams is to become a MUA and if I ever manage to save enough money to get some training that's what you'll catch me doing in the future! 

I hope you enjoyed reading this! I was meant to have 20 facts but found it really hard to even create 10 lol. 

Friday, 10 May 2013

Product Review: MAC Blot Powder

Hi guys! 

Just like I promised, here's the full review to MAC's Blot powder which has been saving my life for the past couple of weeks.

(Review below pictures)

MAC Blot Powder in 'Deep Dark'

Well...where to start?!

MAC's Blot Powder retails for £20 and is worth every penny. The sales advisor recommended that I buy it in 'Deep Dark' which is the darkest shade it comes in, so I got a bit worried, considering that I don't wear their darkest shade of foundation. However, there was nothing to worry about since the powder actually doesn't really leave any colour on your face at all. In fact, it's so finely milled that you can't see any powder on your face at all. I use it in the morning to set my foundation and I also use it to get rid of the oil on my t zone a couple of times during the day. Like I just mentioned, what I love the most about it, is that there's no cakey build up and it doesn't change the colour or texture of my make up. It also doesn't leave me with a completely matte face, which is amazing because I still like to have a little bit of a 'glow' to my face. A little bit goes a long way and I suggest that you apply it with a powder brush and not the puff that comes with it. The main reason being that when I used the the puff, it was hard to control the amount I was using, whereas the brush allows me to apply it really lightly and naturally. All in all, I would say this is a must have product for those with oily skin and this has most definitely become a staple part of my make up bag for years to come! I think I've covered everything, but if you have any more questions, feel free to ask!

Monday, 6 May 2013

Introducing Jerome Thomas!

Hi guys!

I know this is a beauty/fashion blog but recently I've come across a singer called Jerome Thomas on YouTube and I completely fell in love with his voice! And since I also seem to be having all the luck lately, I also managed to score a little interview with him....and I have to say he's pretty amazing. He's got the kind of voice that grabs you at the first opportunity and I can see him making it very far!

Before I get into the interview, have a listen to a couple of his songs so you can see what I'm talking about!

New single 'Monday Morning Blues'

This contains footage from Jerome's latest photo shoot!

'Return Train Home'

Also lets have a massive round of applause for what he's wearing in these pics. OBSESSED. 

 When did you first discover you had musical talent?
Pretty young, probably around 8 or 9

     Who are your musical influences?
I listen to so many types of music its hard to pick just a few, but I love music and artists that challenge the norm. 

 How would you describe your sound?
FOE, Fusion of everything, freedom of expression.

How did you first get involved with music?
I think it was a kids summer program, my mum sent me there one summer, and that was it, but my uncle used to always get me to make up little hooks for as long as I can remember

 You have a band called the Soul Notes how did that come about?
I was at uni, and I was writing a lot, got a bit tired of just writing to a backing track, I wanted to get back into performing again, and having a band would force me to write in a different way, plus at the time I was trying to find my sound and the rnb pop I was trying to do at the time was beginning to jar me, I needed some real music, so I went to a jazz band night that my uni was having, that's where I found my keyboard player, and that was the beginning. 

What was it like the first time you performed live?
I wanted to die, I was crazy nervous, think I was 11 and it was a kids open mic and I sang one of my own songs, I hope nobody was filming that.

You also have your own brand called F.O.E can you tell us a bit about that?

Foe stands for fusion of everything/ freedom of expression, it represents no boxes or boundaries, the freedom to step outside the lines and be individual.

 Where can we purchase F.O.E from?

Currently all updates are on instagram @foetagram and we take orders at

What are your plans for the future?
New Music, hard grafting and World domination! Get it in there!

 Which artist (that is active in the industry right now) would you love to duet with?
Kimbra, she's a genius, would love to see how she works

I just want to say a massive thanks to Jerome for the interview and here's wishing him all the luck in the world for his music career!


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