A few weeks ago I was invited to Mallorca with On The Beach - probably the coolest company ever. You know when you just meet a team and you literally bond so well? Yep, that. I haven't stopped recommending On The Beach to people (they're a holiday booking site if you didn't know and I'm already looking at booking another trip haha). I'm both excited and sad to be writing this today as I miss this beautiful place far too much already... let's talk about European adventures for a change!
Monday, 29 June 2015
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Earlier in the month I went to meet the lovely Elle magazine team and lead their run club with my adidas Summer series of workouts! Find out more about me working with adidas here if you missed that. I wanted to share some behind the scenes from the day with you but mainly actually show you me doing my favourite workout moves in the London sunshine with one of my favourite magazines - trust me, these moves kill so much and you can do them anywhere, it literally takes 15 minutes and you'll feel like you've done an hour intense work out (I can never walk after doing this!)...
Friday, 26 June 2015
When I was invited for an afternoon of personal shopping with Topshop I could barely contain my excitement. It's no secret that Topshop is my favourite high street brand - I don't even really class them as high street anymore, their styles are so on point and I do feel like they're always at the forefront of fashion. Topshop Unique in particular is always the show I want to watch at fashion week and honestly, I feel like Topshop will always have my heart due to it's British heritage and generally amazing pieces. I've always wanted to do personal shopping with them (it's free by the way so go and sign up to do it!) and trust me, it was an amazing experience so I can't wait to discuss it with you!
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Last night was a really exciting one, you may have seen me tweeting away about it! I was invited to present for Boots Pharmaceuticals and take part in their exciting #PetalDrop event! As mentioned earlier in the week, Boots Pharmaceuticals were going to drop 1 million different coloured petals into the London sky in order to raise awareness of night time hay fever - insneezia! Boots Pharmaceuticals wants to show people how you can take steps to keep hayfever away so it doesn't disturb getting a good night’s sleep. Let's see what happened...
Tuesday, 23 June 2015
Ahhh so here is my final Santorini post, finally! I wanted to do one final little post to give you a proper look at the most beautiful little place I've ever seen; Oia, Santorini! As most of you will know by now if you've been reading my blog, I was kindly sent to explore Santorini by the lovely team at icelolly.com and honestly, I am still suffering from Santorini blues now. There are lots of different areas to explore whilst in Santorini but it's a tiny island so you could easily do it all with just three days - we spent most of our time in Oia because it quickly became my favourite area of Santorini, I can't wait to show you more...
Monday, 22 June 2015
Hello! A slightly different but quick one from me today and an exciting competition too! I am excited to announce that I will be working with Boots Pharmaceuticals on something really fun on Wednesday 24th June in London yay! Whether you suffer from hayfever or not (I've only just started suffering with an itchy nose and weird itchy eyes, but my family have been life long sufferers and it isn't nice for anyone) if you're in London on Wednesday you'll be able to see a pretty epic show (including petals!!!), as we release one million beautiful petals into the London sky and I would love for you to come along!
Sunday, 21 June 2015
Hello hello! So today I thought I'd do a handbag essentials post! I didWhat's In My Handbag' video recently and it went down really well and I also did a top travel bag items video but I've never done a handbag essentials post. I actually bought the bag of my dreams the other day (Burberry eek!) so should have probably included that in this post but keep an eye out because I'm sure it will make an appearance on my blog very soon. My bag usually has everything a girl could ever need in it so let's take a look at my essentials!
Friday, 19 June 2015
Ah another Santorini post, yay! I have actually written this post 3 times but for some reason it didn't save - third time lucky?! Please! If you follow me on Instagram (@emshelx - if you don't, come say hello!) you'll know that I was recently sent to visit the place of my dreams, Santorini with icelolly.com - you can read about part 1 of my trip here if you missed that. Today I wanted to talk to you about a pretty epic walk I did, from one side of the island to the other and show you the most amazing views along the way. Get your comfortable shoes on, you're gonna need them!...
Wednesday, 17 June 2015
Hello hello! An exciting announcement from me today! I haven't told you all but you can see me modelling clothes for the new adidas AW15 lookbook from this week! I am really excited to show you some behind the scenes and lookbook images from my shoot today! If you've been keeping up with my blog, you'll know that I have been working closely with adidas on their Summer Series to create a bespoke training programme (read about that here if you missed it!). Now I am so excited to show you some photos from the lookbook yay!
Monday, 15 June 2015
Hello hello! A bright one from me today! Before I put my next Santorini post live (you can read all about part 1 of my trip to Santorini here!) I thought I'd do a little outfit post (I feel like I haven't put an outfit post up for a while which is unlike me!). I shot this one whilst in Santorini and it makes me miss Greece so much plus it's one of my favourite outfits ever (you know two-pieces are my wardrobe staple!). I was invited to take part in a fun little campaign with Rekorderlig (one of my favourite drinks ever) where I create an outfit around their Summer flavours - I naturally went for Mango and Raspberry but this is more Mango haha! I hope you love this outfit as much as I do!
Saturday, 13 June 2015
Hello hello! Happy Saturday! I was hoping today was going to be bright and sunny but unfortunately it's a lil bit rainy over in the North of England today! It's supposed to be Summer and the weather has been lovely up until now so today I wanted to talk to you about my fave Summer hair products. I couldn't be happier with my hair at the moment (never thought I'd say that but it's finally feeling strong, long and healthy) and it's all down to the amazing people at Sassoon Salons (read about that here!) because I'm happier with my hair, I've started using more lovely products to get my hair Summer ready, today I'll be showing you the best products to make sure your hair is protected this Summer but also to make it look it's best!
Wednesday, 10 June 2015
Santorini is a place I've always wanted to visit and if you follow me on Instagram (@emshelx) you'll know that I was there last week! I was lucky enough to be flown out with the lovely people at icelolly.com (a great holiday booking site which is worth checking out) for a lot of Greek fun! Greece is one of my favourite places to visit and a trip to Santorini has always been on my hit list. Santorini is a small island but there are quite a lot of things to see there so I'll be breaking this into a few parts! Let's talk about volcanic beaches and beautiful white streets today!
Tuesday, 9 June 2015
Bourjois always seem to get it so incredibly right with their stunning launches and I am crazily in love with their Color Boost and Color Band ranges (even if I am a little bit behind writing about these but it always takes me a while to really play around properly with products). If I wasn't already stupidly excited for Summer, I am now. Let's talk about pretty new shades and gorgeous new products because I feel like I haven't done a beauty review for a little while!
Sunday, 7 June 2015
Hello and happy Sunday! Today is my second and final Miami post, (you can read Miami part 1 here!) I honestly think Miami is my favourite place out of all my travels so far, there's just something about Miami and I cannot put my finger on why I love it so much but I want to go back, urgently! Come explore Miami one more time with me...
Friday, 5 June 2015
Hello and happy Friday! A little bit of a different one from me today but hey, I like to mix things up! I've always wanted to do a kind of what's on my phone post - this is kind of a little insight to start things off as we look on my phone! I have so many apps and really want to talk you through them all (including my fave Instagram photo editors) but today, we're talking about a new addictive fashion app! Our phones are pretty genius and can do almost everything and anything for us nowadays (it's kind of worrying how much I rely on mine). They say there's an app for everything but shopping/fashion apps are the new thing and I'd say they're really creating a storm at the moment! As someone who is addicted to fashion (you can see all my fashion posts here), I needed to check this app out for myself! We're talking about an app called Grabble. I first heard people talking about Grabble at London Fashion Week actually but last month it was my turn to really get to grips with it, I've been working with Grabble recently so... If you like fashion, stick around!
Wednesday, 3 June 2015
It's not every day that one of the best high-street brands brings out an amazing beauty line; a beauty line which has grown from strength to strength over the years and has fast become a beauty blogger and beauty lover favourite. Everyone is raving about Topshop beauty and even more so, 5 years on. This is why I think it's important to discuss Topshop Beauty's 5th birthday on todays post. I love Topshop, I'd be lying if I said it wasn't my favourite high street shop - it is and as much as I love their clothes, I am also head over heels in love with their beauty line too. Topshop Beauty turned 5 in May (where did the time go?!) and I got to try out some new Topshop beauty products recently in the run up to Summer - the best bit? 10 of you are going to win your own set too! Let's talk Topshop beauty...
Tuesday, 2 June 2015
After a whirlwind 10 days in the Bahamas (read about my time in the Bahamas here if you missed it!) I hopped on a plane to Miami. Miami is a 40 minute plane ride from the Bahamas so it only felt right that we hopped over whilst in the area. Miami is a place I've never really researched but I've always wanted to visit. Unprepared, we hopped on our plane ready to see another state. An old friend of mine lives there and he promised to show me around, let's see what happened...let's just say, I'd move there tomorrow.