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Monday, 15 December 2014

Just A Little Update...

Hey everyone, just a quick post from me tonight. I thought I would update you on whats been happening recently. I started a new job last week which so far it's very full on but very interesting at the same time. One thing that comes with the job is training, I had to spend a night away last week and this week I have to spend three nights away.
So with all this excitement and Christmas only around the corner, I feel I won't have time to sit down and blog. As you can see I haven't managed blogmas which is a shame as I did have some lovely posts planned.

I think I'm going to take a back seat for a while and will probably blog again in the new year. This way, I will have a chance to settle into my job, get my head around the training and hopefully get into a routine to fit blogging in with work.
If you're wondering what my job is, I will be working in a photography studio and I'm training to become a photographer. So hopefully, I can put into practice what I've learnt and make my photos on my blog better in the new year.

A big thankyou to all my followers, new or old. Thankyou for following my blog through 2014 and for the lovely feedback/comments you leave.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and I will see you in the new year! :)

Emily x 

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Friday, 12 December 2014

On The 12th Day Of Blogmas | Bella And Bear Brush On You*

I was recently sent this adorable hair brush and comb set called Brush On You* from Bella and Bear. Bella and Bear products always comes in the most gorgeous of packaging and have the prettiest of designs. 
Inside you get a brush which can be used on wet hair and a comb that can be used on wet or dry hair.
I love the mint colour and floral design on these products. The design on the brush actually matches my bedding. 
What They Say - "The "brush on you" set has the best detangling brush and comb for wet or dry hair, it works great on thick hair, curly hair, normal hair, fine hair, any hair types really. Its great for kids and adults alike, as easy to use as a comb but so much more effective"
I don't normally brush my hair when it's wet as that's when hair is prone to damage a lot more than normal, but I decided to use the brush as instructed, after I had washed it and towel dried it. When using the brush, I did find it wasn't the softest of brushes to use as the bristles did feel like they were pulling my hair slightly and it didn't glide as nice as I had hoped. But I did feel it worked better on dry hair and removed the tangles easier.

Every month or so I like to use an intensive hair treatment, so this is when I usually use the comb as I think it really helps the conditioner be evenly spread. Doing this once a month, it leaves my hair feeling amazing. I enjoyed using the comb more than the brush and will continue to use it when doing my monthly hair treatment.

You can purchase the Brush On You set here and it's currently on sale for £14.99*.

Emily x 

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*PR sample

Thursday, 11 December 2014

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

On The 10th Day Of Blogmas | November Favourites

Essie Toggle To The Top Nail Varnish | This is such a perfect sparkly red nail varnish for this time of year. I love wearing glitter during the Christmas period and this one ticks all the right boxes. I like wearing this on my ring finger as an accent nail but when I'm feeling brave I wear it on all my nails.

MUA Wild Berry Lipstick | You know me, I love my berry lips at the moment and this one from MUA is amazing. It's classed as a matte shade but it does have a slight glossy finish to it. Wild berry is buildable and looks so nice on. And guess what, it's only £1! Even better! I will be doing a full review of this plus another shade in the collection soon.

Mio double Buff | This stuff is amazing. If I'm honest, I haven't heard of the brand Mio but I received this in the most recent Latest In Beauty BBB Dream box and I'm so glad I did. I fell in love with it on first use. It's a body scrub which you apply before getting in the shower, on dry skin and once you've rinsed it off you are left with super smooth skin. 

Vaseline Spray & Go Body Moisturiser| I'm obsessed with buying body moisturisers but never jumped on the band waggon when this was released. But when I saw it on offer in boots last month, I decided to pick it up. It's such an easy way to apply moisturiser and it's mess free. All you do is spray where you want it, rub it in and you're good to go. It dries so quickly and doesn't leave you feeling sticky. I picked up the scent Cocoa and it smells divine.

Lush Snow Fairy Shower Gel | This is the first bottle I have tried of this but wow, I don't know why I didn't pick it up sooner. Although it's quite pricey, it's such a lovely shower gel and it leaves my skin slightly scented which I love. Oh and it's pink and sparkly....even better!

What were you loving in November?
Emily x 

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

On The 9th Day Of Blogmas | Review - Lush The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar

What They Say | "Pop in The Christmas Penguin for a mood-boosting bubble bath that will set you up for the festivities. The beautiful blend of orange flower absolute, Sicilian mandarin and lemon oils will revive and refresh your mind and skin. Crumble under running water to create bubbly glaciers and snow drifts".
What I Say | My penguin seems to have three eyes but he still looks cute nonetheless. This lil fella turned the bath a lovely greeny blue and filled the room with a lovely orangey scent. A very christmassy scent in fact.
The bubbles felt lovely and soft, like always and left my skin feeling silky smooth.
I feel I always say the same things in the reviews, but if i'm honest, that's how I honestly feel about these products. I'm yet to try something from Lush which I don't like! 
Where To Buy | Lush
Price | £3.25
Rating | 9/10

Have you tried The Christmas Penguin Bubble Bar?

Emily x 

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Monday, 8 December 2014

On The 8th Day Of Blogmas | Christmas Party Dresses

1. River Island Gold Sequin Bodycon Dress - £60 | 2. Topshop Black Sequin Bodycon Dress - £68 | 3. New Look Purple Velvet Skater Dress - £17.99 | 4. Missguided Adi Crochet Bandeau Skater Dress - £34.99 | 5. Miss Selfridge Green Sequin Wrap Dress - £65 | 6. Lipsy Michelle Keegan Embroidered Midi Dress - £65 | 7. Chi Chi Maxi Dress - £44.99 | 8. InTheStyle Daniella Cropped Wine Dress - £21.99

I've put together my favourite dresses for this Christmas. These could be worn for your Christmas work doo or for a special occasion around this time of year. I sadly don't have a works doo this year but I thought I would put together some dresses that I would wear and hopefully it will give you a few ideas too. Or you could wear one of these gorgeous dresses for Christmas day! :)

Emily x 

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Sunday, 7 December 2014

On The 7th Day Of Blogmas | My Christmas Wishlist

1. Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette - £37 | I already own the first and second naked palettes and have debated whether to get the third for a while now. But after swatching it in my local Debenhams, I knew I had to add it to my list.

2. Real Techniques Nic's Picks - £20 | I love Real Techniques brushes and really want to add these to my collection. I'm particularly loving the look of the cheek brush. They are currently on offer for £20 in Superdrug, so I feel these are a real bargain.

3. MAC Eyeshdow Pan Form - £10 | Last Christmas (queue singing) I received a MAC 15 eyeshadow palette which can be filled yourself. I really like the look off All That Glitters, Vanilla and Cranberry and think they are all wearable and would be much loved in my palette.

4. Benefit Rockateur - £23.50 | I'm a big lover of the Benefit box blushes and currently own four. Rockateur is such a lovely dusky cool toned rose gold, that has a slight shimmer and would look so pretty on the cheekbones.

5. Pink Tangle Teezer - £8.25 | I use to have a tangle teezer a year or so ago and loved it but had to sadly throw it away as the brushes weren't doing their job anymore. I never got round to replacing it. I think it's time I got a new one.

6. Lady And The Tramp DVD - £7 | You can't go wrong with Disney dvds at Christmas and I currently don't have this one in my collection. I love Lady and The Tramp and also the special sleeves Disney are currently doing on their dvds look gorgeous.

7. GHD Rose Gold V Styler - £130 | How gorgeous are these ghds? Back when I was 14, I received my first pair of ghds and they were amazing and lasted 7 years. They were perfect for straightening and curling, but after those 7 years, they were getting a bit tatty looking. ever since I haven't found a curling tool as good as those ghds! I need them back in my life!

8. Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Gift Set - £34.50 | I love receiving perfume at Christmas and this scent has to be one of my favourites! It's such a lovely sweet and fruity scent, which you can wear everyday. I also like that it comes with a little handbag sized perfume.

9. Lush Christmas Candy Box - £14.95 | Who doesn't love receiving Lush at Christmas? I think Lush do such gorgeous gift sets and I have my eye on this one. It's pink and girlie and the scents are based on Snow Fairy which is sooo nice!

10. Magnitone Lucid Facial Brush (Travel Size) - £49.99 | I've seen these 'facial brushes' a lot in the blogging world and was never really bothered about trying one. But it wasn't until recently I was inspired to try one. This is the limited edition version from Pixie Lott.

What's on your Christmas wishlist this year?

Emily x 

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

On The 6th Day Of Blogmas | Christmas With So...?*

Back in November I received my first Christmas present of the year, crazy huh! I received this cute little gift set from the lovely people at So...?.
The So...? Sexy gift set contains So...? Sexy Eau de Toilette 50ml and So...? Sexy Body Lotion 100ml.
What They Say - "So...? Sexy begins with ultra-feminine top notes of mandarin and blackcurrant, leads into an aromatic heart of rose and jasmine, which blend deliciously with a creamy base of sandalwood and musk".
I really like the scent of So...? Sexy. You can definitely smell the blackcurrant and musk which I love! I would say it's more of a grown up scent compared to some of their other perfumes but still wearable for all ages.
I really like receiving a body lotion with the same scent as the perfume because I like to layer the scents as I feel it makes the perfume last longer.
I think this would make the perfect gift for a teenager or someone who is just starting to wear perfume.

They also sell a wide variety of different gift sets featuring their other perfumes. They also sell mini gift sets which I think would be perfect as stocking fillers.
So...? Sexy gift set retails at £9.99* and can be viewed here along with their full range of gift sets.

Emily x 

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*PR Sample

Friday, 5 December 2014

On The 5th Day Of Blogmas | Review - The Book Of Everyone*

A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by the lovely people at 'The Book Of Everyone' asking if I would be interested in creating my own book. I took a look at the website and loved the idea of this little book, so I said yes. I decided to create a book for my boyfriend Liam for Christmas, so I'm hoping he doesn't take a peek at my blog.

"The Book of Everyone is the perfect gift for someone you love. This one of a kind gift is a book full of stunning artwork, glorious personalised facts and fun statistics. The Book of Everyone can be made in minutes, customised, previewed right away, printed and dispatched to you in under one week!"
The website was very easy to navigate around and the book itself was also very easy to create. I followed the step by step guide, page by page and was able to change the wording, add my own quotes and photos to some of the pages which I loved as it made it personal to Liam.
I started off adding Liam's name and birth date and you'll see why through the book. Next I chose a colour scheme for the front page and I went with grey and light blue.
Now you're ready to get creative and personalise the other pages.
"The Book of Everyone also offers the option for you to add personal touches of photos and quotes along the way, ensuring that the gift is truly unique. Unlike any other gift on the market each person that receives the book gets an ant named in his or her honour, from The Book of Everyone’s ant farm where they are said to perform a special naming ceremony with honey and water!"
This page was originally full of quotes but I decided to keep the one quote in the middle and add photos of us two around the edges.
Throughout the book it has fun facts, quotes and pictures of things that were around during Liams year of birth. This page is a picture of a transformer which was the must have toy for 1987.
Also through the book, regarding the year was things like the blockbuster movie of that year, hit tv show, number one hit and how much things cost 'back in Liam's day'.
Other pages include Liam's Chinese zodiac, starsign and star constellation and name in British sign language.
I really enjoyed creating this book and feel that this is the perfect gift for someone who has everything or for someone you're really struggling to buy for.

"This Christmas the wonderful people at The Book of Everyone have teamed up with the charity Age UK and with every book you buy it goes towards the “gifting” of a book for an elderly person who may not receive a gift. Helping to bring a smile to an elderly person’s face this Christmas (a time which can be lonely for some) because after all amazing people deserve an amazing gift".

The Book of Everyone is a nostalgic, beautifully designed 50 page book that offers options that are affordable for all budgets from, Digital £7.50, Paperback £19.50*, Hardback £29.50 and Deluxe £49.50.

The Book Of Everyone social media - Website | Twitter | Facebook

Emily x 

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*PR Sample

Thursday, 4 December 2014

On The 4th Day Of Blogmas | Stocking Fillers Under £10 For Him

1. Man Flu Mints - £2 | Pocket Shot Glass - £4 | 3. Matchbox Games Quick Fire Quiz - £4 | 4. Grey Touch Screen Gloves - £10 | 5. Personalised Alphabet Chocolate Bar - £5.95 | 6. Beer Pong Kit - £4.95

Emily x 

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

On The 3rd Day Of Blogmas | Stocking Fillers Under £10 For Her

1. Grow Your Own Boyfriend - £2 | 2. Love Hearts Tea Lights - £4.95 | 3. Handbag Kit - £7.95 | 4. Suit Your Selfie iPhone 5 Case - £8 | 5. Barry M Glitter Nail Polish Set - £10 | 6. Makeup Revolution Hard Day Palette - £6 

Emily x 

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Tuesday, 2 December 2014

On The 2nd Day Of Blogmas | Christmas Gift Guide For Him

1. Far Cry 4 Limited Edition - £44.99 | 2. Vivabox Men's Fragrance Selection - £37.99 | 3. Scratch Off World Map Poster - £15.95 | 4. Origins Men's Grooming Treats - £35 | 5. Personalised Crystal Tumbler and Jack Daniels Gift Set - £24.99 | 6. Soap & Glory ALL-OUT PHWOAR - £25 | 7. Track Day Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston or Audi R8 - £99 | 8. Lego Touchplay Mini Speaker - £13.33 | 9. Light Grey Tartan Scarf - £14

Emily x 

Where to find me - Bloglovin | Twitter | Instagram

Monday, 1 December 2014

On The 1st Day Of Blogmas | Christmas Gift Guide For Her

It's the first of December which means it's time to start Blogmas! I'm going to be posting everyday until Christmas. I'll be blogging like normal but there will be a few Christmas posts thrown in too from gift guides to wishlists. So to kick things off I'm starting with a Christmas gift guide for all the women in your life!

Emily x 

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