Saturday, 21 November 2015

ASOS Winter Wishlist

Hey Guys!

ASOS are seriously bringing it at the moment. Like, really. So, I thought I would compile a little selection of seriously lust-worthy pieces that I have found on the website recently. Santa, if you're reading this, I have been a good girl this year. Wink, wink, nudge.

Don't forget that you can use your student discount on ASOS, and at the moment it's a 20 % discount, so go on and treat yo'self ;)

What have you got on your ASOS wishlist?

xoxo, Emma

P.S: This isn't a sponsored post, I just really love ASOS.

Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Christmas Gift Ideas For Your Parents

Hey Guys!

Long time no chat! I have been super busy as I've just finished a three week teaching placement, and I've also had literally no motivation to write blog posts, if I'm brutally honest. Today I thought I would start my Christmas Gift Guides for 2015. Over the course of the countdown to Christmas, I will be posting gift guides that will hopefully make your gift shopping experience just that little bit easier.

So for my first Christmas Gift Guide, I thought it would be a good idea to begin with gifts for your parents/ guardians/ life givers, whatever you want to call them, or I suppose the gifts would also work for any older relatives you might have such as aunties, uncles or grandparents.

For female relatives (mom, aunt, grandmother etc.)

Other gift ideas: Cuddly dressing gown/ PJs/ slippers (try Penneys for some gorgeous ones!), her favourite chocolates or flowers, earrings, bracelets.

For male relatives (dad, uncle, grandfather etc.)

Other gift ideas: A 2016 Calendar, a fancy pen (a bit like this one), slippers, hankies (a classic in my house!), his favourite aftershave.

So that wraps up my first gift guide of 2015! I hope you enjoyed this post and got some good ideas for gifts from it. I had so much fun putting this post together so I can't wait to share the next one with you all. Hint: It may or may not be beauty related ;)

xoxo, Emma

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Essie's Bahama Mama

Hey Guys! 

I am obsessed with this polish from Essie at the moment, it is the perfect Autumn/Winter shade that I know I'll be reapplying time and time again this season. When teamed with a top coat, I used a clear Rimmel polish, Bahama Mama lasted just over a week without chipping. Yes, you heard right, no chipping.

I love a good burgundy shade, so this is right up my street, and I've also been wearing a lot of monochrome and all black looks lately so this is a nice, modest pop of colour on my nails without being too in your face. An all-round winner, really.


What is your go-to Autumn nail polish at the moment?

Until next time,

Xoxo, Emma 

Monday, 21 September 2015


Hey Guys,

Thank you to everyone who entered my giveaway to win a years supply of Water Wipes, as it was my first giveaway I was nervous that no one would enter, but people did, so thanks again! Now I'm sure you all just want to know who won, so....


Sophie, if you could email me ( so I could put you in contact with the lovely people running the giveaway, you should get your prize shortly.

Thank you again to everyone for entering, and please don't be disheartened if you didn't win this time, I'm sure I'll be doing more giveaways in the future!

Chat soon,

xoxo, Emma

Tuesday, 15 September 2015

How To Maintain Your Summer Glow

Hey Guys!

So the weather has officially turned from warm and sunny (well it has for people who live in a country with actual seasons) to crisp and cool, meaning our summer glow, whether real or not is beginning to fade. I thought I'd put a few tips together to help you maintain that summer tan for as long as possible.

Water: Pretty obvious, but your skin will glow and look healthier when you're properly hydrated. I have noticed on the days I don't drink enough water (try drink 2 litres a day) that my skin looks a little dull and feels tight. Drink up!

Moisturise: I can't stress this enough, you can never moisturise too much! I moisturise my whole body really well every single night, regardless of whether I've been out and am only home at 4am ;) I love using aloe vera, especially this one as they are completely natural and have no scents which can irritate skin. I've been moisturising every day for the last few years and it all pays off when people ask you if you're wearing fake tan nearly a year after you've been on holidays.

Exfoliation: You might think that exfoliating would essentially rub your tan off, but a nice gentle scrub every now and then is important to get rid of dead skin cells that can make your skin look dull and dry. Try to use a natural scrub such as brown sugar and olive oil or a simple coffee one.

So those are my top three tips on maintaining that summer glow well into fall/ winter time!

What are your tips for keeping your skin glowy all year round?

xoxo, Emma

Thursday, 3 September 2015

Real Techniques Haul

Hey Guys!

I posted about Real Techniques brushes a while ago, and how I get them cheaper by buying them from the Real Techniques website, and today I'm back with another haul! 

What really tempted me onto the site was the email I received letting me know that you got a free Expert Face Brush when you buy the new Deep Cleansing Gel. I thought, what better time to get it than when it's cheap and you get a free brush with it? I am so excited to try the cleansing gel out, and I will definitely do a more in depth review when I have given it a proper trial run.

Next up is the Sculpting Brush, one I've wanted to buy for a while. It is one of the newest brushes in the original range and it looks like a good 'un! Perfect for contouring and maybe even applying a highlight of the tops of the cheekbones, it is just the type of brush I have been on the hunt for.

Finally, another long-lusted-for product, the Miracle Complexion Sponge. I have heard great things about this beauty sponge, especially from my sister and as I don't wear foundation on a daily basis, I'll be using this for bopping and blending my concealer out. 

Have you tried any of these Real Techniques products?

Xoxo, Emma

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

My Style Icon: Shay Mitchell Inspired OOTD

Hey Guys!

I have loved Shay Mitchell's style for such a long time and I regularly check her instagram to browse through her OOTDs for holiday style inspo. She loves a good pair of high waisted denim shorts paired with a bardot style off-the-shoulder top- right up my street when it comes to summer style!

So, when I came across the Boohoo My Style Icon competition, I just knew I had to recreate one of Shay's looks. Here is my take on this outfit. How do you think I did?

Boohoo Frayed Denim Hotpants*
Forever21 Off The Shoulder Top
Marks & Spencers White Sandals
Asos Sunglasses
Penneys Earrings

xoxo, Emma