Sunday, 19 October 2014

Claire's Halloween Haul!

Hey Guys!

Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year even though I haven't actually celebrated it in a few years. After watching Pixiwoo's latest video, where Sam used face stickers etc. to create an amazing Halloween look, I just had to go to Claire's to check out their Halloween section. It did not disappoint! In fact, I'll just have to go out twice this year because I couldn't decide which look to go for. Here's what I picked up.


Flower Headband, €7.99: This is amazing. It's sort of festival chic meets corpse bride, and I love it. I'm going to be a skeleton for one night out this year, the one with my school friends. We are all going to be skeletons, but everyone's going to be a different color… Of course I'll instragram a pic to show you all how it goes! I thought this headband would be perfect with massive curls, skeleton face paint and a black dress. Eeek, I'm too excited for this costume!


Spiderweb Fake Lashes, €6.99: Pixiwoo showed these in the tutorial and I thought they were super cool, so I had to pick them up. Huge, glittery cobwebs that will glam up any look, I'm contemplating adding these to my skeleton look, just 'cos.


Bloody Face Stickers, €5.99: They have so many varieties of these face stickers; cats, cheetahs, jokers (they terrify me!), cobweb eye details, and the coolest witch eye sticker. I chose this because I love the glittery blood (in a totally non-creepy way of course) and I can just picture myself with a black smokey eye, a red dress, and maybe some fangs!


Glow-in-the-Dark Vampire Fangs, €1.99: These were such a bargain, and I will be using them in an upcoming video, so keep an eye out for those!


Temporary Body Art (blood and spider bite version), €2.99: It was my mom who wanted me to get these, she thinks they are the bomb.com. One of these wrapped around your neck will just look awesome, and if you are going with a friend who is a vampire, you can even pretend to be their victim with the little bite marks included.


If this hasn't got you in the Halloween mood, then I apologize… perhaps go and watch Hocus Pocus or The Haunted Mansion whilst eating a chocolate apple to get you into the spooky spirit!

xoxo, Emma




Monday, 13 October 2014

Nails By Rebekah

Hey Guys!

I was recently contacted by Rebekah, who runs a Dublin-based, freelance nail business. She very kindly offered to do shellac nails for me, so of course I said yes! I had never had shellac done before so I was excited to say the least. On Sunday, my sister and I headed to her house in Cabinteely, where she runs her business from.


Rebekah is absolutely lovely, and she did a great job. She does the nails up in her bedroom, which she has turned into a cosy little studio. She showed me the selection of nail colors, I chose a minty color, and started off with a base coat, followed by three coats of polish, and finished off with a gel top coat. My nails were dried under a UV light following each step.


Rebekah had the X Factor playing in the background so we all had a lovely chat about the judges, contestants and the presenters of the Xtra Factor (we are all Team Flack!) while she was doing our nails. When she had finished, I had to keep reminding myself that my nails were totally dry, as I usually have to be very wary of my nails as I'm prone to smudging them!


The nail polish lasted for a good week and a half without chipping at all, and even now (closer to 2 weeks), the chips are barely noticeable. I have to return to Rebekah to get the nail polish removed, and I definitely think I will be availing of her loyalty scheme; your 6th time is free!

Check out Rebekah's instagram for info on how to make a booking here.

xoxo, Emma




Monday, 6 October 2014

Update!

Hey Guys!

As you all know by now I'm sure, I have started college and to say it is intense would be an understatement! I have to say I wasn't quite expecting to have so much work to do! I am coping, but keeping track of it all is much harder than when I was in secondary school. No homework journal, or teachers constantly reminding you to do things. Having said that, my course is quite small, so the structure is slightly more 'secondary school-esque' than other courses would probably be.

I have been finding it hard to find time to film and write posts. Mostly because of my long hours of college eating into precious daylight hours, making it increasingly harder to take blog photos or film videos. I really need to invest in some lights for my videos! Instead of trying to put pressure on myself to upload twice a week, I think I will shorten that to uploading once a week, on a Tuesday. I will upload blogposts whenever possible! If I have more ideas for Halloween tutorials than I can film, I might do step-by-step blog tutorials instead.

Until next time,

xoxo, Emma

Monday, 29 September 2014

BEUTiFi/ Wet N Wild Brunch

Hey Guys!

On Saturday I went to my first ever brunch. It was to celebrate the launch of BEUTiFi.com, a new online hub where you can find beauty and hair services near your area with the click of a button. Their aim is to make sure that you can get your dose of hair and beauty no matter where you live in Ireland, for whatever occasion. The brunch was in association with Wet N Wild  and we got a look at their Pop Art Collection, which is in stores now.


The brunch was held in the Clarion Hotel, and we were presented with a delicious brunch of pastries, apple juice and orange juice, chocolate covered strawberries and the most delicious decorated marshmallows. We all tucked in whilst swatching the various Wet N Wild products laid out in the middle of the table. Their new trio palettes are amazing, but not for the faint hearted!




Lisa from Pink Sugar Hairstyling was on hand to show us how to do a 5 minute curly hairstyle, courtesy of some lovely looking ponytails, as well as the ever-popular fishtail braid. Makeup artist Sarah Jane Lanagan was also there to show us the main beauty trends that will feature in the coming season; the berry lip, winged liner, and a subtly contoured face.






We were all treated to a goodie bag, the contents of which I shall be reviewing once I've had the opportunity to test them all out, as well as a gift card for BEUTiFi.com, allowing us to pay for a service of our choice. I might save it up for a night out and get my makeup done!


With the lovely Cat.

I would thoroughly recommend checking out the website as the concept is so new and definitely something that the Irish will lap up happily!

xoxo, Emma

Sunday, 21 September 2014

CHANEL Beauty Haul

Hey Guys!

As you may know, my debs was on Tuesday, so I got my makeup done in Chanel. You can redeem the price of the makeup against one product, but being the makeup junkie that I am, I went for two products! I chose the new Vitalumiere Powder Foundation and the Lip Crayon in Orange Intense.

The makeup artist used the powder foundation as a setting powder on me, but I thought that it would be the perfect foundation on me as I don't need too much coverage, and it's basically a two in one, meaning that the time I spend getting ready is shortened! I'm in the shade 20, and I darken it up a bit with my Hoola bronzer. The little kabuki brush that comes with the powder is the cutest thing ever, and it does a great job of buffing in the product to create a flawless finish. If you want to see me using this foundation, check out my new video, where I show you my night out makeup.




The makeup artist used this lip crayon on me, and I fell in love with the creamy formula and vibrant color. She lined my lips with this and topped it off with the lipstick in Secret. I am lacking in the lip liner department so I thought I would get the lip pencil to pop into my clutch for the night. You get a little lip brush on one end of the pencil, and you also get a sharpener.






There is my little Chanel haul for you, I was a bit naughty to have splurged on these, but I got my hair done in Peter Marks for free so I thought I deserved it!

xoxo, Emma






Thursday, 18 September 2014

What I Wore: Blogger Event

Hey Guys!

So you have probably seen my post about the Boohoo AW14 Press Day, where I gave you a behind the scenes look at an impromptu photoshoot that Zoë, Rachel and I did. I have the photos in my hands (well on my laptop), thanks again Zoë, and I can't wait to share them with you!







Outfit Details.. 
Jacket// Zara
Trousers// H&M
Crop Top// Topshop
Sandals// Zara
Bag// Mango
Lipstick// Rimmel Kate Moss Lipstick Shade 107

I hope you like my outfit! So sorry I haven't put up a video; what with starting college and having my debs on Tuesday  (a 48 hour event practically), I simply haven't had time!

xoxo, Emma

P.S: I currently haven't slept for over 48 hours. And I had to go to college today. I can't even.

Monday, 15 September 2014

Autumn Wishlist 2014

Hey Guys!

I have been lusting after plenty of things lately, so I thought I'd put them all into one Polyvore set so you can look (and lust) too. Some of these things are way out of my budget, like the Jimmy Choo boots, but a girl can dream, right?



Autumn Wishlist 2014





xoxo, Emma