Friday, 28 August 2015
I was invited to London by Sure to a pretty special gig to watch the amazing Ella Eyre perform last week. I absolutely adore Ella Eyre so couldn't turn this down. I've never been to an intimate gig before, I've only ever watched people perform to huge crowds so I was really excited for this. I bought my friend a train ticket and surprised her with it as I know she loves Ella too. Let's just say, this wasn't just any gig though, it was movement activated and the first in the world... let's talk...
Thursday, 27 August 2015
When the opportunity arose for me to hop on a last-minute plane to Ibiza recently, I grabbed my passport, panic-shopped and then headed straight to the airport. I was invited by the lovely and talented Teresa Tarmey, an a-list skincare expert along with a group of some of my favourite blogger ladies. Let's see what we got up to on part 1 of my trip!
Tuesday, 25 August 2015
In a world full of hate and anger, it's nice to take a step back sometimes and share the love. I am sick of seeing negativity (but we are all negative at times so it's okay) so today I wanted to spread some love. I often think we don't share the love enough. I love birthdays, I love surprising people, I like to make people happy but it's not always easy to do that. Whilst there's a lot of hate in the world, there's also a lot of love too and inspired by my good friend Victoria's 10 Reasons Why The Blogging Community Is The Best post, I wanted to spread a little bit of love and talk to you about some of my favourite bloggers who I am fortunate have all turned into what I would call good friends. Whether this post inspires you to tell someone they look good today or inspires you to find a new blog, whatever it does, I hope it makes you want to spread a little bit of niceness because hey, it doesn't hurt to just be nice does it?!
Sunday, 23 August 2015
If you read my blog a lot you'll know that I am hooked on moisturising. I recently filmed a video about some of my favourite gradual tanners and body oils and this month it felt nice to use a proper moisturising lotion again. As much as I love body oils for the nice natural glow they give me, I got a little bit sun burnt on my recent trip to Ibiza and have just felt the need to use a soothing moisturiser recently so this really did come in handy! I was sent this gorgeous package at the start of the month by Aveeno and challenged to share my skincare secrets with you... here we go!
Saturday, 22 August 2015
Hello! So today I thought I'd show you another one of my current favourite outfits, this super-comfortable two-piece paired with my new favourite heels. I am such a fan of anything ribbed and two-pieces are my favourite things to wear so this outfit is basically my dream. I never really wear pink but I actually really love the shade of this!
Friday, 21 August 2015
When a parcel arrived at my door from Vaseline with a special package designed for 'fast/speedy beauty' I was pretty excited. As much as I love to spend long days by the pool, or in a spa or even in the bath pampering myself, we just don't always have the time to do that. Ask anyone, I'm always looking for shortcuts when it comes to getting ready. I'm the girl who would rather have 10 minutes extra in bed. Oops, I know but I prefer my sleep so usually my appearance has to suffer. Today I wanted to show you what was in my parcel and talk to you about some of my favourite 'speedy beauty' products because hey, who doesn't want an extra few minutes in bed?
Tuesday, 18 August 2015
Hello hello! So you all seem to be enjoying (I hope anyway!!!) my fitness/well-being posts and I have been wanting to talk about detox teas/teas in general for a long long time. Tea is a powerful little thing, I am obsessed with green tea and it's a great, little thing you can add to your balanced diet to speed up the metabolism and give you extra energy. I have been asked quite a lot of times recently to write about my 'diet' and what I eat on a daily basis. I promise I'll be doing an updated post for you on that as soon as possible. If you read my recent top health and well-being tips post, you'll know that I believe in a balanced lifestyle, that means, I like to be good 80% of the time with my food and then a little naughty the other 20% of the time. I do not believe in depriving myself. Detox teas or health teas have come under a lot of scrutiny in the past few years but I wanted to give you my honest opinion of them. Let's discuss...
Sunday, 16 August 2015
Hello and happy Sunday! I'm loving suede at the moment and I'm loving lace up pieces too - could this dress be any better suited to me at the moment?! I was a little late to the lace up trend but hey, better late than never. I spent the weekend in Leeds with my beautiful friend Kayleigh and I couldn't not share this outfit with you. It's simple, comfortable but so different. I am in love and hope you will be too!
Friday, 14 August 2015
Hello hello, another personal post from me today yay! I seem to be doing personal posts on a monthly basis and I'm really enjoying writing them actually - they seem to go down well with you guys too so when I watched the #LikeaGirl campaign video earlier this week it prompted me to write this blog post. This video has been everywhere recently and it's definitely worth a watch. I am not someone who gets offended easily and in fact, I don't really like people who get offended easily purely because I just think life is too short to take everything so seriously, but, there is a line to be drawn when it comes to certain things. For example, saying females/blondes/girls/boys or whatever stereotypes, 'can't do something'... the amount of times I've been told I'm a dumb blonde or I've been judged because I like make up (some people don't realise that you can be intelligent and like red lipstick too!!!) so I really wanted to talk to you about this today.
Wednesday, 12 August 2015
I have been a proud ghd lover since ghd began. I'll never forget the day my Mum came home with a fresh pair of ghds and told me they were the next big thing. I told everyone at school about them. Back in the day, ghds used to be sold in local salons, my Mum was lucky enough to pick up one of the first pairs. She would sometimes let me use her ghds on special occasions but little did she know, I'd also use them when she was out. Sneaky. Let's just say, ghd has always been one of my favourite brands (in fact, one of the only straightening brands I use) and today I am really excited to be reviewing the all new ghd Curve.
Monday, 10 August 2015
Hello hello hello! So today I wanted to do a little kind of top health and well-being tips and tricks post. I have been mixing things up recently and trying to really take care of 'me'. That sounds selfish, but sometimes we all need a little 'me time'. You and your body are important, so important. Health and happiness, they really matter - they matter the most and the phrase 'your body is your temple' really does mean something. I've realised this recently. I've watched my body change, I feel stronger, happier and more confident since I've been taking care of it more and I am so happy I made these lifestyle changes. It's only in the past year that I've really really got into this mind-set. I've been eating much cleaner, I've been working out more effectively, I've cut things out, I've added things to my diet, I've made little changes here and there and I have never felt happier. I wanted to share some of these tips and tricks with you in the final months of Summer!
Saturday, 8 August 2015
Hello! So today I thought I'd do a What's On My Beauty Shelf post. I use SO many products, some I fall in love with instantly, some take me months and some I just never really fall in love with. I have been wanting to kind of talk to you about my every day favourites for quite some time actually so that's exactly what I'm doing today. Let's talk about my daily/weekly routine!
Thursday, 6 August 2015
Ah I am so excited to share this dress with you today, it's one you may have seen on my Instagram (@emshelx - come say hello if you don't already follow me over there!). You know when you put a dress on and just feel like a princess? Yep, that happened with this dress. I only got it the other day but fell in love instantly so just had to put it on and do a few twirls for you all!
Tuesday, 4 August 2015
The past few months have been crazy travel-wise (I'm certainly not complaining). I left Canada then I was in Miami, the Bahamas, Mallorca, Greece and then, I couldn't turn down the chance to visit Austria to end the month. I was kindly invited to check out the Wilder Kaiser region in Tirol and to sample their alpine sports week. I was quite excited actually to put down the bikinis and say goodbye to the beach for once and grab some fresh mountain air. I'd just like to say how sorry I am that it's taken me a few weeks to get this live, I accidentally wiped my memory card so I'm having to do with what I have which is so distressing. Let's go up some mountains!
Sunday, 2 August 2015
Hello hello! So today I wanted to do a blog post about why it's okay to just be a big kid/have a general chat about growing up, growing old and why you should just enjoy life really, that's the bottom line haha. My new YouTube video goes live today (pretty please click here to subscribe to my channel, it would mean the world to me!) and I got so excited filming it (you can watch it below yay) that it inspired me to write this post. You know how much I love a personal post. I'm also going to show you the unboxing of something very exciting which brought out my inner child! Let's discuss...