Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Keeping Up With TheGlamCornerxo

Hey Guys!

Long time, no blog post! I have been working hard on my Youtube channel recently, uploading lots of new content and as I hope you've seen, I have tried to improve my blog too. My upload schedule is as follows:

Blog posts (follow me on Bloglovin' here): Every second day.
Youtube Channel: Tuesdays, and either Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Here are my latest videos, in case you need/want to catch up!

I hope you enjoy them… keep an eye out for my Back To School Series!

xoxo, Emma

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

M.A.C Teddy Eyeliner

Hey Guys!

The whole world and it's mother has heard about this beaut of an eyeliner, Teddy, but after reading Anna's review, I knew that it was an item I just had to pick up in the airport. After road-testing my first eyeliner from MAC, I was converted.

I thought Teddy was just a plain old brown eyeliner, but it is actually a bronzy, russety color that makes the green in my eyes pop! I glide it along my upper lash line and smudge a little on my bottom lash line for a slightly smokey look that is much easier (for me, anyway) to pull off during the day time with lashings of mascara. Add a dark brown shadow in the crease for definition and to amp up the smokiness, and you have a perfect night-time, smoldering look.

Staying power is pretty good, and even stays well in the tight- and water-lines. Overall, a fab eyeliner that I won't stop using any time soon.

xoxo, Emma

Saturday, 9 August 2014

The Real Techniques Roadshow

Hey Guys!

Yesterday I did something very exciting… I met PIXIWOO!! Sam and Nic are doing the Real Techniques Roadshow (#RTRoadshow) at the moment and I went to their meet up in Boots in Jervis Shopping Centre.

After queueing for a good while, my sister and I went in and I got photos with the girls and Nic even gave me advice on which brushes do what. I was looking for a contouring brush and a foundation brush so she sorted me out!

Just getting advice from the brush queens themselves! *screams a little bit*
There was an offer on the brushes, buy one get one half price, with the promise of a free third brush if you purchased two on the day… how could I say no? I ended up getting the foundation brush and the expert face brush, and then receiving the buffing brush as a free gift, all for €16! The girls were kind enough to autograph them for me and they were so, so lovely, and very pretty too!

Keep an eye out for my vlog where I meet the girls, which should be up today!

xoxo, Emma

Thursday, 7 August 2014


Hey Guys!

I'm back again with another blogpost today, and this time I'm asking for your help. Every year I look forward to watching my favorite Youtuber's Back To School series, and this year in particular I've found myself typing in 'Back To School 2014' into Youtube's search bar everyday. Yep, it's gotten that bad.

Because of my love for everything back to school (stationary is my addiction), I wanted to know if you guys would like to see a back to school series. As I shall be starting university, I'll be able to do outfit ideas and that sort of thing but I could also do supply hauls if that's what you want to see too.

Please let me know in the comments, or on my Twitter or Youtube.

xoxo, Emma

Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

Hey Guys!

If you have seen my newest video on Youtube, then you will know that I got the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette from my cousin. As the reviews I have read on the palette are very mixed, I thought I would add my two cents! Here's what you need to know:

Packaging// Very sleek with holographic writing on the black palette. It is slightly rubberized, similar to the NARS packaging, which means it does attract dirt, but that doesn't bother me personally. You get a decent sized mirror and the eyeshadows are in square pans which are easy to access.

Colour Pay- Off// This is one of the more controversial things about this palette as some find that it doesn't live up to expectations. As the palette has been out for a while, I'd had a chance to read reviews so my expectations were quite low, meaning that I was pleasantly surprised! The palette is quite pigmented, though with not as much pigmentation as the UD Naked palettes. The shimmer shades have slightly better color pay-off than the mattes.

Longetivity// Again something that differs on different people, some people found that the colors creased after a while. I don't have oily lids, so this wasn't a problem with this palette. The shimmers tend to hang around a little longer than the mattes though, but with a good primer, this isn't an issue.

Extras// Full Exposure Mascara: Not my favorite mascara of all time, but I will use it up as it provides a bit of length and a hint of volume, great for those days were you only need a slick of mascara.
Double Ended Brush: I haven't tried this yet, but it is very soft, and I have read that it is one of the best 'bonus brushes' out there. This is no plastic sponge applicator!

So these are my views on the Smashbox Full Exposure palette. I hope this was of use to you, and please stay tuned for more videos and blog posts!

xoxo, Emma

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

The Greek Photo Edit// Week 2

Hey Guys!

So I'm back with my second Greek Photo Diary. I hope you enjoyed the last one, looking back over the pictures of the amazing weather has not made me feel any better about the horrible weather we have here in Ireland at the moment. If it's raining where you live too, then kick back and scroll through these photos where hopefully they will cheer you up and make you think of sunny beaches with turquoise clear water. I know I am!

Feeling tanned ;)

The Ancient City of Cameros

The amazing Tiger Moth in The Valley of the Butterflies in Psinthos

St. Paul's Bay

Me sipping my Pina Colada (In a glass made of ice!) in an Ice Bar in Lindos. It is a -6 degree bar full of ice sculptures, and you have to wear a faux fur-trimmed cloak and gloves to keep you warm! 

On the last night I went crazy and got this HUGE waffle with caramel ice cream and caramel sauce. SO GOOD.

So that is the second installment of my Greek photo diary for 2014. I hope you enjoyed, and I will see you all in my next post!

xoxo, Emma

Monday, 28 July 2014

The Greek Photo Edit // Week 1

Hey Guys!

I'm back from a deliciously relaxing fortnight in Rhodes, Greece with my family. I thought instead of doing a very word-heavy post detailing every little thing I did there, I would just do a little photo diary. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words.

Week 1// 

An ancient acropolis on the island of Rhodes.

The Old Rhodes Town, a town unlike any other in the world as it is totally enclosed by the huge stone walls.

The amazing view from The Ancient Acropolis of Lindos.

These gorgeous donkeys are called the 'Lindos Taxis' as they carry people to and from the Ancient Acropolis of Lindos. I got a 'taxi' down from the acropolis… it was quite the experience as the town was extremely hilly! My donkey was called Lady Gaga and my sister's was called Tarzan. 

So these are a few pics from my first week in Greece. I will do another post with the rest of the pics sometime during the week, so until then, stay tuned!

xoxo, Emma