Sunday, 15 May 2016


Hey Guys,

I sincerely apologise for the very long hiatus. I've been gone for over 5 months! I've still been fairly active on my Youtube channel but not nearly as much as I would like to be.

The thing is, I've sort of lost my passion for blogging. It has become so common now, you can barely click onto any instagram page without seeing a link to a blog in their bio, and I feel like my blog, which I have been running for almost 5 years has not developed as I had wished. When I began, there were only a handful of Irish bloggers and it was a dream of mine to grow my blog to be as big as the likes of SoSueMe or even Zoella in the UK.  My YouTube channel has had a bit more success, with 2,450 subscribers and while I'm grateful for all of those people who have taken time out of their day to watch my videos, I have just begun to question my efforts. I put so much effort into videos and blog posts and to what avail? I know I'm being very negative about the whole thing but it has just been playing on my mind for the past year and a bit. What does one have to do to get recognised in a world bursting with lifestyle, beauty and fashion bloggers who have much better resources and equipment than I do?

Just a few of my thoughts, and writing this has reminded me of why I started; a love of writing and the need for a place to share my opinions.

Talk soon hopefully,

Emma x

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!


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


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