Monday, 15 December 2014

Christmas Gift Guide

Hey Guys!

I know I didn't do a Christmas Gift Guide here on the blog this year, but I thought I'd point you in the direction of a Gift Guide I did for the lovely Hannah a few weeks ago. If you haven't visited her blog, you may not have heard of her online magazine. She asked if anyone would like to contribute to the magazine and I gladly volunteered.

If you still haven't finished your Christmas shopping or just fancy a spot of window shopping, check out the gift guides I wrote here. It's your one stop shop for Gift Sets, and a DIY Gift Basket you could put together for a loved one. The magazine is also chock full of other Christmassy gifts and articles for you to read with a nice cup of hot chocolate ;)

Let me know what you think.

xoxo, Emma

P.S: Have you seen my newest video?

Friday, 5 December 2014

My New Berry Lip Love

Hey Guys!

Wow, feels weird to type that after such a long time away from blogging. I was in Boots a few months ago and spotted Maybelline's newest lip offering; a creamy lip pencil in a selection of incredible shades. Sometimes lip pencils can be in sickly pinks and a token red, but Maybelline brought out a great selection. The shade that caught my eye was Berry Much, a dark berry color that just screams autumn/ winter.

I thought that with it being creamy and 'velvety', it would smear all over my face even if I just rubbed my lips together, but I was very much mistaken. I wore this on half of my lips for Halloween (I was a half skeleton, half human type thing) and I worried that it would mix with the white shade on the 'skeleton' half of my face and I would look like an extra from a horror movie (although not always a bad thing with it being Halloween). But, it did not budge one little bit. I decided to try it out again on another night out- I'm a party animal, didn't you know? I was out until 2am and I had actually forgotten to bring the pencil with me, but when I got home, my makeup looked as fresh as it had done at 7.30pm the previous day. *Insert all the heart eye'd emojis here*

I have heard rumors of these pencils being a dupe for the coveted NARS lip pencils. As I haven't tried NARS' offerings, all I can tell you is that you need one of these pencils in for life. Race ya to Boots?

xoxo, Emma

Sunday, 16 November 2014


Hey Guys!

*Slaps wrist* I know I have been a very, very bad blogger/vlogger as of late. I have not only been busy with college (lame excuse, I know), I have also been experiencing a bit of 'bloggers block'. I literally have had no ideas for videos or blog posts. I don't know what has happened to me, but I felt like it was time to let you all know the reason for my hiatus. If any of you know any cures for 'bloggers block', I would really appreciate it.

I would like to start my Christmas videos soon but I don't really know what to film. I am hoping to get a  new camera for Christmas so I've also been feeling like my video quality is pretty inadequate and I don't want to film until I can make it better for you guys. I know I'll just have to get over that one, so I will try to film and upload a video for you all ASAP.

Thanks for understanding (hopefully!)

xoxo, Emma

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Macaroons & Thigh Highs

Hey Guys!

One trend that I have been loving this season is the over-the-knee boot, or OTK's as the pros call them. I was perusing the online racks of Boohoo when I stumbled across these OTK's*, and I fell in love. Of course they fell into my basket and with a click, they were mine.

I have been styling these with tights and skirts, leggings and jeans. I decided to go for a black skirt from Topshop and jumper combo when I went into Dublin to meet up with my sister in one of our fave eateries, Cornucopia. Leopard print has somehow finally made sense to me and I have been trying to incorporate it into more of my outfits. I injected it into this outfit in the form of this H! by Henry Holland sweater that I picked up three Christmasses ago.

My sister and I went into Brown Thomas to look at the Laudaree counter (well maybe we did more than just look) and to check out the fabulous Christmas displays. Sigh.

Skirt// Topshop
Jumper// H! by Henry Holland
Tights// Penneys
Boots// Boohoo*
Coat// Zara

I hope you liked this OOTD, let me know if you like these kinds of posts, and if you want to see an OTK styling video, let me know! P.S: Check out my new video, live on my Youtube Channel now!

xoxo, Emma

Items marked with a '*' where kindly given to me. All opinions are my own.

Monday, 27 October 2014

The Halloween Edit

Hey Guys!

In case you missed any of my Halloween videos this year, here they all are in one handy place for you to peruse at your pleasure. The things I do for you guys ;)

Baby/ Toddler Tutorial 

Deer Tutorial

4 Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas: Tris Prior, Gym Bunny, Cher from Clueless, Elena Gilbert

xoxo, Emma

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Zoella Beauty Haul

Hey Guys!

This package took soooo long to get to me. I ordered it the very day the Zoella Beauty range came out, and I only got it yesterday! I'm delighted with the products, so here is a little run-down of what I ordered.

Blissful Mistful Fragranced Body Mist: I was a bit wary of getting this because I am quite fussy about scents so buying them online without having previously smelled them is a bit hit and miss for me. I actually really like it though, to me it smells like my sister, and as soon as she smelled it she thought it smelled exactly like her Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Perfume. Being a quarter of the price of Chanel, I think it was a very good buy! It is a very feminine, fresh scent that is definitely on the more floral side of the perfume spectrum. I am usually into very sweet scents, so this is a nice change for me. Me thinks it will become my new signature scent.

Soak Opera Bath Soak & Shower Cream: This is actually a massive bottle! It smells pretty similar to the Body Mist, and I like when you can combine all the products to amplify a scent. I used this last night in the shower and it did a good job of lathering up (gotta have a good lather!) and it smelled heavenly!

Guinea Pig Beauty Bag: I chose this design over the 'eyes' design as I thought this was a) adorable, and b) so adorable. The thing that I love about this bag is that it passes the Naked palette test, something very few makeup bags can do. By this, I mean that the Naked palettes fit in perfectly so I only have to bring the makeup bag and not have to cart the palette around on the side too. It's a great size, and it is made of a wipe-clean material meaning it won't get dirty quite so easily.

These are the few bits I picked up from the Zoella Beauty range. Now I just have to wait for the Fizz Bar and Candle to come back in stock. Please Hurry Up!

xoxo, Emma

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 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