Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Drugstore Beauty & Skincare Haul

Hey Guys!

I did a little bit of shopping in my local chemist recently, and I wanted to share the spoils with you...

Clearasil Rapid Action Gel Wash: This is actually a repurchase for me as I immediately noticed a difference when I ran out and didn't use it for a few days. I use this every single night and I love how clean it makes my face feel. I will definitely be repurchasing this again when I run out.

Maybelline Colour Drama Velvet Touch Lip Pencil in 'Red Essential': Bit of a mouthful, but these pencils are absolutely gorgeous. Long lasting, moisturising and in a fabulous range of shades, I just can't get enough of these badboys. I picked up the shade Red Essential as it isn't just your standard classic red, it has deep orangey undertones in it that make it seem just that little bit more vampy. 

La Roche Posay Thermal Spring Water: Sounds like a bit of a gimmicky product, but I have heard some pretty good reviews and for only €4, I thought to myself, why not? Of course, I will let you know how I get on with it in a future review, but until then, I look forward to giving it a whirl.

Rimmel Scandaleyes Thick and Thin Eyeliner: I was in the market for a new liquid eyeliner, and when I spotted this in the chemist and swatched it on the back of my hand, I knew I had to get it. It is so pigmented, and when applied, does not budge all day. The nib is a tiny bit sharp, but I have a feeling it will soften up with a few uses.

These are the few beauty bits I picked up recently. Have you bought anything new in the drugstore recently?

xoxo, Emma

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Weekly Roundup #2

Hey Guys!

I'm back with the second instalment of my (almost) weekly series called the Weekly Roundup. This week I have been loving...

Belvita Apricot Duo Crunch Breakfast Biscuits: Definitely not the best thing to be eating, but are certainly not the worst. These little packs of deliciousness are the things I have been reaching for when I'm running late in the mornings or if I'm too lazy to make myself some lunch. They're basically  the food equivalent of the makeup wipe... fine by me.

The Maze Runner by James Dashner: I have been devouring this book since I got the whole series in my stocking on Christmas morning. I fell in love with the movie adaptation when I saw it in the cinema as I thought it was a whole new take on the classic dystopian fiction movies/ novels doing the rounds. I am loving the book so far, I just wish I had more downtime so I could read it properly instead of a quick 5 minutes before bed.

Pretty Little Liars: Ever since the whole series went up on Netflix, the couch and I have been joined at the hip. Literally. Every night, and day (whoops), I have been sitting down for a pretty lengthy PLL marathon as I watch intently from the very first episode, trying to figure out who the mysterious A is. Please don't tell me!

So these are the things I have been loving this week. I'll talk to you all on Wednesday!

xoxo, Emma

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Weekly Roundup #1

Hey Guys!

I thought it was about time I brought some order and routine to this little slice of the internet. Every weekend, whether that is a Saturday or a Sunday, I will bring you my top three things of the week; beauty, fashion, food, TV, blogs, whatever. It is sort of my way of getting around doing the dreaded, deadly monthly favourites videos/ posts (ok, well to me they are dreaded, and quite deadly too).

This week I have been loving...

Porter Magazine: I actually bought this whilst waiting at the airport for my sister to return home from a trip to Berlin with her friends. It is quite expensive, so I have been savouring every article and editorial. It is my first issue of the magazine, and it is just as luxurious as its €8.50 price tag. I feel a subscription coming on...

iPad Mini 2: Man, this thing has some serious battery power. Since getting it on Christmas Day, I can literally count the amount of times I've charged it on one hand, and it has not left my side for a single day. Watching YouTube videos is way more fun on an iPad, and don't get me started on browsing through Bloglovin every morning at breakfast time. That retina quality just gets me every time.

Puma Black Classic Suede Sneakers: This is my attempt at dipping into the world of sports-luxe fashion, with its fancy runners and tracksuit bottoms that manage to make you not look like a total slob. I've been pairing these badboys with the classic skinny jean and some oversized sweaters, particularly that striped Zara number I wore in my last video. Oooh, trendy. And there goes my cool factor, the minute I type the word trendy.

I hope you guys like this new series. Here's hoping that I'll have around 40 or so of these by the end of 2015 if everything goes to plan.

xoxo, Emma

Friday, 9 January 2015

New Header!

Hey Guys!

In case you hadn't noticed, which you probably wouldn't if you read my blog on Bloglovin', I have a new header for both my blog and my Youtube channel!

I recently saw some of Chloe's artwork and I thought it was so cool, so I asked her if she'd do a little illustration of me for a new header. She agreed thankfully, and here is what she came up with:

I think it's gorgeous! And here is the banner that I created for my blog and YT.

I just wanted to give you guys a little update. I hope you like the new banner!

Thanks again, Chloe :)

xoxo, Emma

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year

Hey Guys!

As well as the post from earlier on today, I wanted to post a little thank you to all of you who have watched my videos, liked them, subscribed to my channel, read and followed my blog, or followed me on my social media accounts. It has been a great year for me; I attended my first ever blogger event, met some lovely fellow bloggers who I am now glad to call my friends and I even came up with (and stuck to, at first) my own uploading schedule.

So, I would like to wish each and every one of you a prosperous Happy New Year, full of good health and happiness. I do hope you will continue to stop by my blog and Youtube channel every now and then to say hi, I am certainly aiming to be more disciplined in my uploading routine.

xoxo, Emma

My Picks Of The Beauty January Sales

Hey Guys!

I have been shopping recently (natch), and I thought I'd share some of the beauty bits I picked up in the sales with you.

Boots gets a special mention as all of their gift sets are currently half price, including a whole heap of Soap & Glory goodness, so I picked up the Crazy, Sexy Kohl gift set for the grand 'ol price of €9. It includes an adorable silver make up bag with four full-size waterproof kohl eyeliners. They have a gel-like consistency that I generally associate with a long lasting eyeliner. The colors that come in the pouch are a black, a brown, a metallic blue and an emerald green.

I also picked up a tub of The Righteous Butter for €3.50, an amazing bargain! I use this stuff by the bucketload around Christmas time because I usually get a Soap & Glory gift set containing the fab body butter, as I did this year, but it is usually around €15 which I can't really justify spending on body lotion so I thought I'd stock up while it's cheap!

Finally I picked up by favorite bargain of the sales, the YSL Babydoll Mascara gift set from Debenhams. It was reduced to €21.66 which I think is incredible for YSL. I have ben testing it out the past few days and is certainly up there on my top 3 mascara list (yes, that list exists). I haven't tried the eye makeup remover yet but I'm excited to give it a whirl!

Have you picked up any gems in the sales?

xoxo, Emma

P.S: Have you seen what else I bought in the sales, plus what I got for Christmas? Check out the video here.

Saturday, 27 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Hey guys!

I know I'm a bit late, but I'm just chilling out here, full up from my third consecutive Christmas dinner and I felt like trying out blog post writing on my new iPad mini. I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas/ holiday season if you don't celebrate Christmas, where you were all treated and you treated the ones you love too. I had such a relaxing day, with chocolate for breakfast and a fabulous meal where I loaded up on roast potatoes and Brussel sprouts *heart eye'd emojis* before flaking out on the couch with my family, watching terrible movies.

A "What I Got For Christmas" video will be going up sometime next week, as will my Best of 2014 video. If you have any more video/ blog post requests leave them down below or on my YouTube channel.

Much love,

Xoxo, Emma