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 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