Sunday, 24 May 2015

Rose Gold Nails

Hey Guys!

I am officially finished my first year in college, and it's SUMMER TIME! I am so excited to finally have time to blog and film videos!
Today, I thought I'd show you what I currently have on my nails. It's one of the Revlon Scented Polishes in 'Beachy', a gorgeous rose gold shade with a subtle fresh, you guessed it, beachy scent when painted on the nails.

The longevity is pretty good. With two coats, and no topcoat, the polish lasted about three days without chipping, which for me is about average. I also adore the little bottle with the spherical cap, it looks so pretty on my shelves. There are loads of colours in the scented range, so I might pick up another when I go shopping today... we'll see!

Also, I can't not talk about my henna which I think is just amazing! One of my best friends did it for me, and I'm already thinking of all of the other designs I could get when this one wears off.

Have you tried any of the Revlon Scented Polishes?

xoxo, Emma

Monday, 11 May 2015

SoSu Nail Polish Review

Hey Guys!

I'm back today with a little review of Suzanne Jackson (AKA SoSueMe)'s new nail polish range.
I picked up 'Rock Candy', a gorgeous blue-toned pink that I thought would be the perfect Spring/Summer transition shade. Unfortunately, the polish just didn't live up to my expectations.

Firstly, I love the packaging, although my particular bottle was covered in sticky tape, hence the few dog hairs (ew) stuck to the top. But, inside, the product just doesn't work for me. Upon first application, I thought 'Oooh so smooth!' but then adding another coat seemed to make it streaky and the polish just didn't 'settle down' for a nice, even finish. The polish also took an absolute age to dry, resulting in me having to remove it all and start again after waiting half an hour for it to dry, but still getting it all over my black jeans as I was getting changed!

Longevity was the biggest let-down for me with this nail polish as it barely lasted a day before chipping like crazy! I like to test longevity with nail polishes by using them without a top coat, and generally polishes last 3-4 days without any noticeable chips.

Have you tried any of the SoSu nail polishes? If so, how have you found them?

xoxo, Emma

Friday, 8 May 2015

Steely Grey OOTN

Hey Guys!

That feels so strange to type after 2 MONTHS. Yes, it's been 2 whole months since my last blog post! I really have no excuse apart from my poor time management. I was away for 2 weeks in the Gaeltacht, and since then I've been bombarded with assignments, presentations and fun college things like that. One fun thing, and not 'fun' in the sarcastic, totally un-fun way, was the Ball I attended. My course holds a ball every year and being a Freshman, I got to go for the first time! I am currently editing a Get Ready With Me for my YouTube channel, so that should be up by Sunday, if not tomorrow evening.

Anyway, I thought I'd give you a sneak peak of what I wore, and you may have already seen a few pictures on my Instagram, which is the one thing I've managed to keep updated!

I wore this beautiful dress from ChiChi London on Asos which received plenty of compliments ;) I love this tea length style and although I could have done with the size 6, I felt comfortable the whole night long.

My shoes are Carvela by Kurt Geiger and I bought them for my Debs last September. They are fine to walk in, but after 7+ hours in them, they start to pinch just a little (read: a lot).

To see how I did my makeup, check out my video when it goes live!

xoxo, Emma

Saturday, 7 March 2015

Mother's Day Gift Guide

Hey Guys!

I was recently contacted by Rachel Dalton Communications in regards to putting together a little Mother's Day Gift Guide. With the day fast approaching (March 15th, put it in your diary!) I thought this was a great idea, so here are a few things you could gift to the motherly figure in your life.

The Ol' Reliable Flowers Option:  An oldie but a goodie, my mom loves receiving a big bunch of flowers any day of the week so I will definitely be stopping by a supermarket to pick her up a bouquet come Mother's Day.

Pampering Essentials: I'm pretty sure most mothers enjoy a bit of pampering, so whether you decide to go all out with a voucher for a spa, or you want to pick up some at-home beauty pampering bits, you are sure to put a smile on a loved one's face. Two great products for at-home pampering are Emjoi's Micro Pedi * and Micro Nail*. I tried out the Micro Nail* and my nails literally shine like glass! Topped with a bit of cuticle oil, maybe a French mani and a good glass of vino, I know my mom would be in her element. The Micro Pedi* is one of those things that you wouldn't ask for as a gift, but you would be delighted to receive one. My mom tested this out and she loves it!

Get Crafty: Giving your mom something you made will always be somewhat nostalgic for her and she will definitely appreciate it. You could buy a plain white photo frame and fill it with pictures of you and your family, put together a 'favourite things' hamper filled with her fave chocolates, wine, a nail polish, fuzzy socks, whatever. I saw a really cute DIY on Pinterest where you shape a piece of clay into a heart and then press your finger into it to leave your fingerprint marked on it, and attach it to a keyring when it's dry. Mothers love that sort of thing.

Image c/o

What will you be gifting your mother this year?

xoxo, Emma

FTC: Items marked with a * were sent to me for consideration. All opinions are my own.

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Isa Dora Face Sculptor Palette

Hey Guys!

After harping on about this product for a while now, I thought I'd do a more in depth review of the Isa Dora Face Sculptor Palette in the shade Warm Peach*. Here's why I love it...

Bronzer: The bronzer is a bit darker than Benefit's Hoola Bronzer, and it also has a touch of very fine shimmer. It is fine enough that I use it to lightly contour my face whenever I'm feeling a bit adventurous with my makeup for college. It is definitely for people with a warmer skin tone, like mine. They have another shade of the palette; Cool Pink, which would be ideal for Irish pink-toned skin.

Blush: This is a lovely peach shade that I feel would suit most skin tones. It has super finely milled gold shimmer running through it which adds a certain glow to the skin that I love. It manages to make me look flushed, but not embarrassed... my cheeks can do that all by themselves!

Highlight: A lovely champagne highlight that reminds me of a powder version of my beloved NARS Copacabana Liquid Illuminator. I dust this on top of my cheekbones and a tiny bit down my nose for nights out or special occasions.

So there you have it, my thoughts on Isa Dora's Face Sculptor Palette* in the shade Warm Peach.

Have you tried anything form Isa Dora before?

xoxo, Emma

FTC: Items marked with a * were sent to me for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Weekly Roundup #3

Hey Guys!

Here's another instalment of my (almost) weekly series of my faves. This week I have been loving...

Isa Dora Face Sculptor Palette*: I used this in my most recent YouTube video, and I've been using it every day since! It is an all-rounder palette with a blush that suits most skin tones,  a gorgeous champagne highlight and a non-orangey bronzer. What's not to love?

Love, Tanya by Tanya Burr: This is such a beautiful book. I haven't read it all yet, but I just love flicking through the pages. Photography is something I love, so I could sit for hours just looking at all of the gorgeous images in this book.

White Hot Love Nail Polish: I reviewed this last week, here, and I haven't taken it off! It catches my eye every time I pick something up or move my hands in any noticeable way, and the longevity is pretty darn good too.

That's it for my favourites of the week.

What have you been loving this week?

xoxo, Emma

FTC: Items marked with a * were sent to me for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

Monday, 16 February 2015

White Hot

Hey Guys!

During the summer last year, I was browsing Asos, as you do, and there was a flash sale on the Rimmel Rita Ora nail polishes. They were on sale for €1.50! I quickly purchased the shade 'White Hot Love', a beautiful white colour. I expected it to be a five-coat job because of past experiences with white nail polishes, but you can really get away with one or two coats.

This nail polish lasts around 4 days on me before I need a touch-up, and that's without a base or top coat. I love this nail polish with a tan, so I'll definitely be rocking it in the summer months, but yesterday I was feeling uninspired by the spring-y shades in my collection. You know, the pastels, pinks and oranges, so I wanted a pop of white and reached for this polish. The result? I can't stop staring at my nails!

Have you tried any other shades in the Rita Ora for Rimmel Nail Polish range?

xoxo, Emma