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Sunday, 23 July 2017

The Year I Realised What Truly Matters + An Evening At The Hyatt Churchill Bar And Terrace, London

chocolate fondueMy dress, similar here and here / Hair by Show Beauty 

As a child, my Mum would make me read 'the want want want' story, a story about children who wanted everything, they'd stamp their feet if they didn't get it. My Mum would worry, worry that I always wanted to be buying things, my Grandma recalled the time I actually stomped on her feet because she wouldn't get me an ice cream. I'm not painting myself in a good light here am I? I'm not saying I was a bad kid (we're talking toddler here), I certainly wasn't, never had a detention, isolation or even negative comment at school. I had 100% attendance so clearly, the little 'want want want' brat within me was soon shaken out of me after my terrible toddler period. I guess what I'm getting at here is people change. I've changed so much over the last year and it's something I wanted to touch on today. We change every day, we are all at different places in life, with different life experiences and we've been through things that shape us, change us and make us who we are. I like to give people a chance, they're probably not bad people, they may have just been through a lot of rubbish in their life and it's made them have certain traits we don't agree with. A relevant example is Olivia from Love Island (yes I'm addicted), whilst her personality seems nasty towards Chris, actually, we can see she's clearly broken and insecure after a volatile relationship and that's where her personality stems from (not saying it's an excuse but I can understand). Unbeknown to me back then, I was going through an awful childhood (something I'll discuss one day but definitely something that affected me and still does). I'm glad that today, I'm no longer the selfish, terrible two year old (talk about blowing my own trumpet) and I genuinely get satisfaction out of caring for others and giving them exciting opportunities. I've managed to turn horrible experiences and horrible things into my fight, my fight for life and my fight to ensure those around me are happy, healthy and supported. This week I treated my loved ones to a tour of my favourite places in London, ending with The Hyatt Churchill so I guess I wanted to talk about that today.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Zoella Beauty New Jelly And Gelato Range Review!!!

Zoella Beauty New Jelly And Gelato Range Review flatlay


It’s not often that a beauty range makes me jump for joy and squeal a little inside when I see it, but Zoella’s new Jelly And Gelato range certainly does that. I opened it and felt so happy, seriously. What a beautiful range, I don't even have the words. Jelly And Gelato (aka the best theme for a beauty range ever) oozes happiness, Summer and brings back such fond childhood memories (mainly where I’d be the kid in the corner eating all the jelly and gelato, except this range is way more Instagrammable than my childhood parties, feel free to follow me on Instagram @emshelx). I love nothing more than seeing people do well, supporting people and I gain so much life motivation from women like Zoe Sugg. Zoe is an ultimate girl boss and deserves every success. She inspires the masses and is relatable to so many. For me, the main thing about this range is that it appeals to all ages, Zoe has made Gelato and Jelly cool and seriously, you need this range in your life simply because it just makes me happy every time I see it. Gelato and Jelly picnic party anyone? Let’s talk about the products in the Jelly and Gelato Zoella Beauty range. Warning: you're gonna fall in love. I feel like we all need a glass of Pimms whilst sat reading this, it would be very appropriate.

Monday, 17 July 2017

Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatment Lip Balm Review

Kiehls butterstick lip treatmentI squealed a little when the postman dropped the new Kiehl's Butterstick lip treatments at my door. I know I say it often, but as much as I love writing about fitness, travel and personal topics, I also love beauty. I hate to be that cringe person, but beauty really is 'bae'. It really is. My Mum is gonna have no idea what this means if she's reading (sorry Mum). But seriously, I feel like I'm one of those people who is so passionate about so many things, be it beauty brands, keeping fit, keeping my skin glowing or just spreading some positivity and that's the great thing about blogging, we can talk about what we want, when we want and if I want to talk about fitness one day and beauty the next, that's totally okay (I hope it is with you guys anyway haha). Today I wanted to share the new Kiehl's Butterstick lip treatments in a review post. I wanted to do this for a few reasons, No.1 - I haven't actually done a singular product review for quite some time and I love losing myself in a new product. No.2 - they were too pretty not to photograph, I love grabbing my camera and shooting away and No.3 - I need to go to Kiehl's rehab. You've never come across someone so in love with a brand before. So here we go, let's look at Kiehl's Butterstick Lip Treatments.

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Friend Heartbreak, How To Deal With Losing A Friend


Hello hello, so apologies if this post is a little bit rambly, it’s 8pm on a Sunday evening and this post has been brewing since December actually. I didn't know whether it was appropriate to put live, is it a bit too personal? Yeh, probably so I've toned it down a bit as no-one wants dirty laundry aired (or, maybe you do). I'm writing it firstly to get a few things off my chest but mainly, to help you guys. I've done a lot of tweeting recently (emshelx - come say hey) about friendships and I know a lot of you feel the same so I'm hoping it helps you too. I know this topic is something so many people go through, it's a life long thing, from childhood right up until adulthood and that's why I think it might resonate with a lot of you. I don’t really know if ‘grieving’ is the right term, but I guess that’s how it feels when you lose a friend (or friends). Of course, no-one has actually died (thank the lord) but I guess not having them in your life anymore often means you feel as if you are grieving the loss of a friendship. Another way I wanted to describe it was a friend-break, rather than a heart break, or, friend heartbreak. Losing a friend can be heart breaking, but a different kind of heart break to losing a boyfriend/girlfriend. Anyway, I’m a paragraph in and the rambling has already begun, I guess this blog post is going to be a mishmash of my feelings over the last year, how I feel about losing friends, how to deal with it and why actually, looking forward is key.

Friday, 14 July 2017

Bio-Extracts Skincare Boosters & Face Cream Review

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I’m sure most of you know that skincare is one of my favourite things and when I see new skincare, I get incredibly excited. It’s been at least a week since my last beauty review hehe so I felt now was the time for a new one. I love lifestyle, fitness, travel and pretty much everything but beauty is still one of my biggest passions. Drum roll please, introducing you to Bio-Extracts. This isn’t just a normal skincare brand, it’s totally customisable and it’s pretty epic so today, in the brand spotlight, Bio-Extracts…

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