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Monday, 30 December 2013

ELF | Pouty Petal Lipstick

What They Say - "Now you can hydrate your lips and get a lasting soft colour naturally! This nourishing blend of exotic oils, natural waxes, vitamins and plant extracts create the perfect moisturising formula. The sleek lipstick has superior colour payoff, glides easily onto lips, and is long wearing. Lips stay perfectly hydrated and soft throughout the day for no fuss, lip loving happiness. All our mineral makeup is 100% mineral based with no parabens, no preservatives and no chemical dyes".

Today I'm reviewing the second lipstick I bought in the ELF half price sale about a month or so ago.
This one is in the shade Pouty Petal. It looks quite dark in the bullet but I would described it as a rosy pink. It has tiny gold glitter particles, which you can't feel on the lips but it gives the lipstick a nice glossy finish as you can see in the picture above. I feel that this lipstick is very wearable and would suit any skin tone. For the price, I can't really complain :).

ELF Mineral lipsticks retail at £5 each

Have you tried ELF's Mineral lipsticks?

Emily x

Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas 2013

Hello my lovely followers! I hope you're all well and had a lovely Christmas? I certainly did :).
I asked on Twitter if you girlies would be interested in seeing a 'what I received for Christmas post' and you said you would. I personally love seeing what everyone got for Christmas and seeing as my post from last year was popular, I decided to do it!
I'm not going to go through every single item I received but I'm going to pick out a few of my main presents.

From Liam, I received my amazing Michael Kors watch which I have wanted for ages. You can read more about that here. He also surprised me with a huge canvas of me and my dog, Fagin, who sadly passed away a couple of years ago. The picture was taken on my 18th birthday and it's the same photo which help me win a Links Of London Royal Wedding charm bracelet. So it's quite a sentimental photo and I love it. I'm planning to put it up above my bed. 

Liam also bought me a Topshop leather jacket, Ted baker makeup bag and lots of little stocking fillers. 

Some of the presents I received from my parents include the Urban Decay Naked palette which I can't wait to use, The Best Of Benefit set, Santa's Grotto from Lush with limited edition Christmas items in and the Soap & Glory Yule Monty gift set. I will also be getting a bag but yet to find one I like the look of.
Oh and of course Christmas wouldn't be complete with out chocolates, pyjamas and fluffy socks which I also received.

I would love to see what you got for Christmas, feel free to leave your links to the posts below.

Emily x

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Merry Christmas!

Wishing all of my wonderful followers a big.........

Emily x

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

My Early Christmas Present...

(Sorry for the quality of these photos, I just wanted to get it up before Christmas. I also still have the protective sheet on the face of the watch to keep it protected for as long as possible...until it comes off!)

My boyfriend is like a big kid at Christmas. He gets very excited and just can't wait until Christmas day to give me my presents.
So a couple of weeks ago, he decided to give me one of my main Christmas presents early. I kept telling him that I didn't want to open it and wanted to wait until Christmas Day, but he wasn't having any of it.
He handed me a little black box with Michael Kors embossed on the front. I knew straight away what it was! :)
Inside the box was the amazing Michael Kors 5055 Gold watch. I was super excited and may of shred a tear or two. I have wanted this watch ever since the beginning of the year and I can't believe he surprised me with it. I wear it every single day and can't stop looking at my wrist.

Emily x

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

My Christmas Wishlist

1. Urban Decay Naked Palette - £37 | I would love the original Naked Palette. I have the second one, which I bought from a blog sale but I would love the first. Then who knows, I may even treat myself to the 3rd one after Christmas ;).

2. Ghost Perfume 50ml - £28.90 | This was my first ever 'grown up' perfume I had when I was about 16. I love the smell of Ghost and would quite like to add it to my perfume collection.

3. The Little Mermaid DVD - £9 | I'm a huge Disney fan and I'm getting quite a collection of Disney DVDs, but I'm yet to own The Little Mermaid.

4. Lush Santa's Grotto - £18.95 | You can't go wrong with Lush products at Christmas and this one looks lovely filled with their Limited Edition Christmas products.

5. MAC 15 Eyeshadow Palette & Insert - £14 & £6.50 | I have two MAC eye shadows in pan form and would love to be able to finally put them into a palette. I really like the look of the 15 palette with the inserts.

6. Benefit's Whole Lotta Lovin! - £25 | I love the Benefit gift sets at Christmas time. They always have so many I would love to own. This one looks perfect for creating a neutral eye look.

7. Topshop Fur Collar Jacket - £45 | I'm in desperate need for a new leather jacket. I saw this in Topshop last weekend and fell in love with it.

Emily x

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

What Emily Wore | Christmas Work Do

I really wasn't sure on what I wanted to wear for my Christmas work do, all I knew was that I wanted something new. So off I went browsing the shops in my local town. Now I don't normally shop in Topshop as I find it quite over priced on some of their items but after this visit, I saw so many gorgeous pieces of clothing I have now got my eyes on.
As I was about to leave, I spotted this gorgeous jumpsuit. I've never owned a jumpsuit before (I like play suits in the Summer though) but decided to try it on. I instantly fell in love with it and bought it. It cost me £48 but I had a voucher which brought it down to £38, bargain!
Jumpsuit - Topshop | Heels - New Look | Necklace & Belt - Primark | Watch - Michael Kors 

I bought it in a size 10 and it fits in all the right places. The only thing is that I'm not 'blessed' in the chest department, so it was a little loose, but my good ole mum worked her sewing magic and took the straps up a little bit for me which made it even better.
It's made out of 100% cotton and has a lovely silky feel to it. It's navy with gorgeous black detailed flowers all over. The waist is elasticated which was great for me, after eating a 3 course meal and drinking a few Disaronno and coke's, I needed that extra room ;).
I paired it with my gold sparkly heeled shoes from New Look, which I actually bought last year and had never worn, my amazing Michael Kors watch which was an early Christmas present from the amazing boyfriend and the sparkly belt and necklace are from Primark. I also curled my hair using the Enrapture Totem Styler.
I wish I got a close up of my makeup, but I totally forgot. I was lucky to get these pictures as just before I was about to leave my mum said "Have you taken a picture for your blog!";).

You can purchase the Floral Jaquard Strap Jumpsuit here for £48. It's currently got £10 off, making it £38 bargain!

Emily x

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

ELF | Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks

Today I've got a quick review of three of the ELF Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks. I think eyeshadow sticks are great for when you want a base colour on your lids, or to help your eyeshadows last that little bit longer. From left to right - French Lace, Little Miss Thing, Turkish Coffee. I chose quite neutral colours as I tend to stick to natural shades on the lid.
There are 10 shades to choose from.
What They Say - "This creamy and pigment rich Jumbo Eyeshadow Stick is perfect for creating a natural or smoky eyeshadow look. Infused with nourishing Vitamin E to condition the delicate eye area. The twist up component and smooth glide formula is easy to use for on-the-go beauty".
All three of these sticks are very pigmented and very creamy. They apply smoothly on the lid like they claim and have good staying power when another eyeshadow is applied on top. But when used alone they crease so bad.
They twist up at the bottom which I really like. I get really annoyed with the jumbo pencils you have to sharpen.
For the price I can't really complain and I use them quite often :).

ELF Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks retail at £2.50 each.

Have you tried ELF's Jumbo Eyeshadow Sticks?

Emily x

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

It's All About...

...Christmas Jumpers!

1. New Look Light Up Reindeer Jumper - £29.99 | 2. Topshop Gingerbread Man Jumper - £42 | 3. River Island Santa Baby Jumper - £35 | 4. New Look Penguin Jumper - £22.99 | 5. Topshop Present Jumper - £50 | 6. FDAvenue Reindeer Jumper - £16.99 | 7. FDAvenue Printed Jumper - £16.99 | 8. Boohoo Polar Bear Jumper - £15

Emily x

Monday, 2 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide For Him

1.  iPad - Prices Vary | 2.  Vivabox Fragrance Selection - £37.99 | 3. Soap & Glory Get Fresh With Gift Set - £20 | 4.  Indestructible Helicopter - £39.99 | 5. Rally Taster Day Gift Experience - £79 | 6. My Monopoly - £79.99 | 7. Boxers - £16 | 8. Xbox One - £429.99 

Stocking Fillers

1. Touch Screen Gloves - £7 | 2. Keep On Humming Game - £6 | 3. Drivers Glove Box Kit - £8 | 4. Rain Tap Shower Radio - £15 | 5. The Lazy Man Self Stirring Mug - £ 7.99 | 6. Nose & Ear Hair Trimmer - £7.99 | 7. Slush Cuppy - £9.99  | 8. Moustache iPhone Case - £2.99

Emily x

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Christmas Gift Guide For Her


1. GHD V Pink Hair Styler - £135 | 2. Urban Decay NAKED 3 Palette - £37 | 3. Origins Morning To Midnight Skincare Set - £40 | 4. Vivabox Fragrance Selection - £37.99 | 5. Lush Christmas Candy Box - £19.95 | 6. Benefit It's A Love Fest Set - £39.50 | 7. Personalised Case For iPhone - £25 | 8. Soap And Glory Relaxstation Set - £20 | 9. Babyliss Curl Secret - £119.99 | 10. Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser - £19.75

Stocking Fillers
1. Popbands - £6 | 2. River Island Pug Mug - £8 | 3. Models Own All That Glitters Mini Nail Varnishes - £8  | 4. Cath Kidston Emery Boards - £5 | 5. Yankee Candle Snowflake Cookie - £8.39 | 6. The Body Shop Strawberry Shower & Moisture Set - £6 | 7. Personalised Travel Mug - £16 | 8. Burt's Bees Gift Set - £5.39 

Emily x
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