Thursday, 31 December 2015

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Palette

Hey Guys!

Picture my face on Christmas morning as I went into the sitting room and saw the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani palette perched beside my stocking in all its gold, shiny glory. Now times that by 1000 and you might come close to how I really felt. I have been seriously lusting after this palette since its launch and the influx of snapchats, instagrams and tweets about it. And now it's all mine!


Amazing packaging aside, I mean just look at it, the 15 shadows inside are beautifully pigmented and can be used together in so many different ways to create simple matte nude looks with Anaheim, Stark and Zone (my fave), slightly grungier looks with the taupe and grey shades like Punk, Steady and Serious, or go all out with a not so subtle pop on the lids with the bright pink, blue and gold shades like Harajuku, Danger, 1987.

L-R: Blonde, Bathwater, Skimp, Steady, Punk, Baby, Anaheim, Stark, Zone, Serious, Pop, Harajuku, Danger, 1987, Blackout 
There's only one shade I experienced any form of fallout with, and that was Pop, the baby pink shimmer that would look amazing popped (see what I did there?) on the middle of the lid as a highlight to brighten up a darker look.



If you'd like to see a video about a few of my favourite looks from the palette, just let me know!


Have you tried this palette yet?

xoxo, Emma

P.S: Happy New Year's Eve, I hope you really enjoy it, no matter how you spend it!

Thursday, 24 December 2015

Christmas Wishes

Hey Guys!

I hope you are all totally relaxed right now, all gift wrapping is done, feet up, Christmas jammies on and Christmas movies on the TV. I'm currently in my brand new Harry Potter Christmas PJs, a box of chocolate biscuits nearby and we're about to watch Magic Mike XXL. Don't know how that will pan out with the family watching together, but sure what can you do? ;) 

I'd like to thank you all for reading this little blog this year and watching my YouTube videos. It truly means the world to me, so thank you again! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and I promise (I really do this time!) to upload posts and videos more often in 2016. The workload in college totally eases off after my placement in January, so I'm all yours after that!

Until then, enjoy the few videos I have scheduled for the next week or two, and most importantly, enjoy Christmas with your friends and family!

Love,

Emma x

        
                                   
    

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

WATER WIPES GIVEAWAY WINNER!

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....

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOPHIE DUKELOW!

Sophie, if you could email me (theglamcornerxo@gmail.com) 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