Beauty // Fashion // Lifestyle

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

TAG | Lip Product Addict

1. FAVOURITE BALM/TREATMENT
The Body Shop Cocoa Lip Butter | This is such a lovely lip balm. It is perfect to apply after I have used a lip scrub and it's the perfect base to apply your fave lipgloss/lipstick afterwards.

Lush Bubblegum Lip Scrub | This is one of the nicest lip scrubs I have ever tried and it's super affordable too. Not only does it exfoliate my lips, it smells (and tastes) amazing. If you would like to read a full review, you can click here.

2. BEST EYE-CATCHING RED?
Kate Moss Lipstick In 01 | This is actually my only Red lip product but it is such a nice one. It feels very smooth and hydrating on the lips and applies like a dream.

3. BEST LUXURY & DRUGSTORE?
Kate Moss Lipstick In 07 | I saw this lipstick on a blog a little while ago and it looked amazing, so I instantly had to purchase it. It's such a lovely baby pink The only thing I would say is it can be quite drying on, so it's probably best to use a lip balm before applying.

YSL Volupte Sheer Candy In 4 Succulent Pomegranate | This looks much brighter in the bullet than on the lips but it's still such a wearable shade. You can build it up to make it more of a raspberry pink. It feels very glossy and moisturising on and lasts on the lips. I would love to own a few more of these in different shades.

4. BEST MAC LIPSTICK?
MAC ANGEL | This lipstick is by far my fave in my lipstick collection. It's such a lovely pink that is very wearable day to day. It has a frost finish which means it has a slight shimmer in it but when applied it isn't noticeable on the lips but leaves the finish looking glossy.

 5. MOST DISAPPOINTING?
Maybelline Colour Sensational Popstick In Cherry Pop | Looking at the picture, this is such a nice shade but unfortunately it wears off pretty quickly and I find myself reapplying it too often. It does however leave my lips feeling super soft.

7. BEST LIPGLOSS?
Buxom Lipgloss In Katie | The Bare Esscentual Buxom lipglosses have to be one of my favourite range of glosses. This one in Katie is a lovely baby pink. It smells amazing, just like treacle. It leaves your lips with a cool icy feeling and lasts for ages on the lips. Plus there is no stickiness which is a big tick in my books!

8. SOMETHING EXTRA!
MAC Coral Bliss | This is one of my newest MAC lipsticks and I already love it. I always seem to stick to pinky shades but recently I've wanted a Coral lip colour. So seeing as I had 6 items ready to Back To Back, I decided this would be the perfect time to get it. Coral Bliss is such a lovely Coral shade, which looks amazing on the lips and even better with a tan. Definitely one of my new faves for Summer.

After looking back over this post, I have now come to conclusion that I own way too many pink shaded lip products!

I tag you all to do this tag! :)

Emily x 

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Tuesday, 24 June 2014

It's All About...

...Kimonos!


1. Missguided Sylviane Lilac Lace - £19.99 | 2. Boohoo Ingird Tropical Print Tassle - £20 | 3. New Look Misumi Floral Print | 4. River Island Purple Lily Print | 5. Quiz Aqua & Yellow Floral Print - £ 22.99 | 6. Quiz Orange & Pink Floral Rose Print - £19.99 | 7. Topshop Mint Kimono By Love - £40 | 8. Warehouse Blue Oriental - £65

I love how a kimono can instantly add colour and excitement to an outfit. They are perfect to throw over any outfit to brighten it up and they are also great to use as a cover up on the beach.

Emily x 

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Monday, 23 June 2014

Claireabella Bag | Classic Large Jute Bag

I started to see these bags appear a good couple of years ago now but have only got round to buying one for myself. These are the gorgeous Claireabella Bags. Many celebs have them from the cast of TOWIE, Michelle Keegan and Kelly Brook just to name a few.
What drew me to them was the design itself with the girls on the bag having big hair, long eyelashes and gorgeous outfits. I mean come on, who doesn't love big hair, long fluttery eyelashes and amazing outfits?!
After searching the website for ages, trying to decide between the medium bag or the large one, I eventually opted for the Classic Large Jute Bag. This is the perfect sized bag to take for overnight stays at the boyfriend's, weekends away or when you're shopping. The quality is amazing and the attention to detail is just fab! I love the little bow on the wine glass and the Swarovski's on the bust of the dress.
I'm sad that you can't see the glitter on this bag. It is literally sprayed all over giving it that extra touch of girliness. I love a bit of sparkle and this is beyond gorgeous.
Also on the back it has the words "Yes It's A Claireabella".
"As seen with celebrities all around the world - ClaireaBella Classic Jute Bags are beautifully handcrafted jute fashion bags. Each ClaireaBella bag features an official ClaireaBella design that is tailored exactly to your specification, featuring an elegant rosette bow, a 'Hand Made with Love' silver charm, Swarovski Elements, 2 beautiful hand painted hearts (these feature beside the name) and plenty of glitter and sparkle..."
I thought I would share with you what options I chose to create my gorgeous bag.
Step 1 | Enter Personal Text - Emily
Step 2 | Choose Your Hair Style - Long
Step 3 | Choose Your Hair Colour - Blonde
Step 4 | Choose Your Outfit - Glam
Step 5 | Choose Your Eye Colour  - Hazel
Step 6 | Choose Your Skin Tone - Fair
The prices vary depending on the size of the bag but the Large Jute retails for £39.99 but I got mine a bit cheaper as I had a discount code.
Claire and her team not only designs these beautiful canvas bags, they also design things from phone cases to candles to hoodies to one of their newest products, suitcases.
You can check out the other amazing products available to purchase here.

Do you own a Claireabella bag?

Emily x 

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Tuesday, 17 June 2014

May Favourites


Batiste Dry Shampoo In Oriental | There will always be a place for a can of Batiste in my monthly faves but in the month of May, I tried a different scent. Of course like all Batiste dry shampoos they absorb any greasiness in the hair and adds volume. The scent Oriental smells very Berrylicious and leaves my hair smelling amazing.

Garnier Mattifying Face Cream For Combination To Dry Skin | I love the Garnier Moisture Match face creams and this is a new one I've tried. The cream itself feels slightly gritty but once you work it into the skin it applies like a dream. It leaves my skin feeling very soft, hydrated and at the same time, leaving my skin with a matte finish.

Sure Cool Blue Fast Drying Roll On Deodorant | A bit of a random favourite but I had to add it in. With all this hot weather we have been having recently, I was on the hunt for a decent deodorant. I wouldn't say I sweat excessive amounts but I was looking for one that would keep me dry for longer.
I have to admit, I have never been a fan of roll on deodorants but when I saw this one on offer I thought I would give it a try.
After using this for a good solid week, I was already sold. It does exactly what it says. It's fast drying, which is perfect as I hate waiting for deodorants to dry. It doesn't leave any white marks like some spray deodorants and of course it kept me dry and feeling fresh throughout the day.

The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter | I love The Body Shop body butters. They are a little pricey but are so worth it. I actually received this one in a goody bag and it worked out something like £3.50. My favourite scents for body butters are cocoa. It leaves my skin smelling and feeling amazing throughout the whole day.

Bourjois Cream Blush In 01 | I received this little beauty in the Latest In Beauty Dream Box. I already have it in shade 03 which is a pinky shade. Shade 01 is a gorgeous peachy/coral colour which looks amazing on the cheeks. It adds such a nice subtle glow and has a teeny tiny hint of shimmer which adds a slight bronzing touch to the skin as well.

What were you loving in May?


Emily x 

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Monday, 16 June 2014

Fragrance Direct | The 3 Minute Makeup Challenge With Only 3 Products*

Maybelline Colour Sensational Popsticks In Cherry Pop | Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation In 55 Beige | Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara In Glam Black

The lovely Fiona from Fragrance Direct contacted me asking if I would like to take part in their 3 Minute Makeup Challenge.
Now considering I work with children I barely wear any makeup, so it usually only takes me about 5 minutes to get ready. But on a day when I'm not working it takes longer, I would say 20 minutes or so. (If I was going on a night out it shamefully takes a lot longer than that!)
So I was interested to see if I could apply my makeup in only 3 minutes but there was a catch, I was only allowed to use 3 products!
I browsed the FD website and they have so many discounted branded makeup products it was hard to choose. I had a choice of four brands which helped narrow it down a bit easier.
So what did I pick?
Maybelline Colour Sensational Popsticks In Cherry Pop - £2.25* | This is such a lovely coral lip balm. It is slightly more on the Orange side but it is very wearable and perfect for a hint of colour on the lips.
Max Factor Whipped Creme Foundation In 55 Beige - £7.99* | This shade is slightly too dark for me (as you'll see in the video) but when I hopefully get a tan, it will match fine. I would say this foundation is a medium coverage but buildable if you prefer a fuller coverage. It applies like a creme foundation but dries into a slight powder finish, leaving your skin feeling smooth.
Maybelline Colossal Volum' Express Mascara In Glam Black - £6.75* | I love Maybelline mascaras and have actually had this one before. It separates my lashes and adds lots of length which I love.

(I know this video is rubbish but this is the first time I have ever recorded one and I wanted to show you that I did it in 3 minutes!)
It just goes to show that I can do my makeup in under 3 minutes with only 3 products. If I was allowed another product I would have to pick concealer. As you can see I have some beastly bags under my eyes and slightly dark eyelids that I would like to hide.
I also think I could of used the lip colour as a blush. It would give my cheeks a slight bit of colour and glow.

Could you do your makeup with only 3 products in 3 minutes?

Emily x 

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Wednesday, 4 June 2014

What Emily Wore | Girlie Night Out

Top - Primark | Kimono - Quiz | Trousers - Topshop | Watch - Michael Kors | Pink Bracelet - Thomas Sabo | Necklace - Rose Wholesales

The picture quality isn't the best but I wanted to show you what I wore last weekend for a girlie night out.
You would have seen these trousers in my latest outfit post but I just can't get enough of them. I paired them with this gorgeous Kimono from Quiz clothing and a plain white strappy top from Primark. I am seriously loving Kimonos at the moment. I feel they are very girlie and are perfect to throw over a plan top to instantly jazz up an outfit. For shoes I wore some cream wedges from New Look which I of course forgot to picture (silly me).
As you can see my hair is finally getting longer. Ideally I would love it down to my bum. I recently had it trimmed and had half a head of highlights done, as I like to be a bit blonder in the Summer. (Even though I'm naturally blonde and the sun lightens it).
Id love to know if you got any hair growing tips. I use heat on it on rare occasions when I want some curls but other than that I let it dry naturally and try to use no heat when styling.

Emily x 

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Tuesday, 3 June 2014

I Won | Mariah's Giveaway

I was lucky enough to win the ever so lovely Mariah's giveaway she held over on her blog. I actually forgot I had entered it, so when I received a tweet saying I'd won, I was very happy indeed.
The box itself came wrapped up in amazing star wrapping paper, then I was greeted by this gorgeous pink sparkly box. Inside was a lovely note from Mariah, then hidden under some more amazing star tissue paper was these goodies. I have to admit, I am a big sucker for packaging and Mariah did an amazing job. I would've been happy with the pink sparkly box let alone the products inside! ;).
So what did I win? I won a sachet of the Twinings Caramelised Apple Green Tea and I am currently sitting here drinking it as I'm typing this post. It tastes amazing, I am a lover of Green Tea and have never tried this one but will definitely be purchasing a full sized box.

Next up is this gorgeous Barry M nail varnish which is limited edition to celebrate Superdrugs 50th Birthday! It's full of pink and purple hex glitters in a hot pink shimmery varnish. Gorgeous!
When I opened this box, I instantly smelt this amazing Yankee Candle in Home Sweet Home. It reminds me of those cosy Winter nights wrapped up by the fire. It smells of Cinnamon which is a smell I love in the Winter time!
I also received this Rimmel Stay Glossy lipgloss in Non-Stop Glamour. It feels very creamy on the lips and has a slight shimmer to it. I think this shade would look perfect with a bronzed eye and cheek look.
Last but not least are these Bourjois Smoky Black Liner Effect Eyelashes. These would look amazing with a dramatic smoky eye and would be perfect for a night out!

I want to say a big thankyou to Mariah for holding the giveaway and please make sure you check out her lovely blog here and show her some love :).

Emily x 

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Monday, 2 June 2014

I'm Going To Walt Disney World!!

So last week my boyfriend and I did something crazy, we booked our dream holiday! We're off to Walt Disney World Florida next year! I am so excited it's unreal. This is a holiday we have wanted to book for a long long time and we have finally taken the plunge and booked 3 weeks in the most magical place on earth!
We are staying in a Disney hotel and have tickets for all the parks. We are also swimming with the Dolphins at Discovery Cove! Another amazing extra is that we are also flying First Class, I can't quite believe it!
It's a good year or so away but I love being prepared. So if you have been to Disney World, blogged about your experience or have any hints or tips I would love to know!

Please leave links to any posts you have written below as I would love to have a read! :)

Emily x 

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Boohoo Wishlist


1. This jacket is such a fun colour. I think this would look great in the Summer months and will brighten up any outfit. 2. I saw this dress on another bloggers wishlist and instantly fell in love with it. The print and colours are gorgeous. 3. I'm really into kimono's at the moment and have recently bought one from Quiz. This one is such a girlie shade with the gorgeous Japanese cherry blossom print. 4. Who doesn't love short shorts? I don't currently own a pair of high waisted shorts so I think these would be a great pair to have in my wardrobe. 5. You can't go wrong with a playsuit and I think this would look amazing with a tan. Plus I love the lace detailing around the neckline. 6. I always seem to buy bikinis, even when I don't need them. But I just had to add one to this wishlist. I love the floral print and design of this one. Again, this would look perfect with a tan. 7. How gorgeous is the back of this dress? I think I need to do a few back exercises before I could pull this off! 8. If you have seen my latest inspiration post, you would have seen it was all about ripped denim. Whilst browsing boohoo, I came across these beauties. I need these jeans in my life!

Emily x 

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