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Thursday, 30 March 2017

Luxury Weekend In Manchester; Grand Pacific Manchester Review, Kingstreet Townhouse Hotel Manchester

Manchester is one of the places I don't visit enough, mainly I guess because it rains every single time I visit. Remember the hairdresser I told you about? 'The one', my favourite hair dresser as he's the one who took my hair from zero growth and maximum to damage to full head of hair and happily growing? Yep, Lee, my amazing hairdresser from Sassoon moved to the Manchester Sassoon salon meaning I'm going to be spending a lot more time in Manchester, purely for hair cuts alone. I guess I'm loyal to a good hairdresser so have been spending time between Leeds Sassoon, Manchester Sassoon and London Sassoon's too for my regular blow dries. They can't get rid of me. Last week I headed to Manchester for a romantic night with Matt, but first, obviously stopped via Sassoon for a fresh hair cut. Come enjoy a date weekend with us in Manchester and see what we got up to...oh and I also got to trial out one of the best hotel pools in the UK too!

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Benefit GALifornia Coral Blusher Review

benefit galifornia coral blush
It’s not often I fall in love with something instantly but recently, I did. When this happens, I just have to write about it. I opened this parcel a few weeks ago and honestly, haven’t stopped using this product since the first application. I’m hoping the photos will do the talking on this blog post, but if you’re like me, and love a bronzed yet coral glow when it comes to your daily make up routine, you’re going to fall head over heels in love with Benefit’s Galifornia.

Sunday, 26 March 2017

What To Do In Barcelona: Huge Barcelona Travel Guide; The Best Tapas In Barcelona

w hotel barcelona

Hello hello! After the success of my New York Travel Guide recently, I thought I’d do the same, but this time, for Barcelona. I’ve visited Barcelona a fair few times now and it almost feels like home. I started by reading this Barcelona guide and now, find myself always researching the best places in Barcelona so thought I'd write my own guide. I find myself wandering around the streets and remembering places, recognising the best routes to take and asking locals for the best food recommendations. Barcelona is somewhere I’d happily live. When I was at University, I wish I did my year abroad there but sadly the location wasn’t offered to my course. Barcelona is hands down one of my favourite places in the whole entire world, I’ve travelled far and wide and always come back to Barcelona. Let’s talk about where to eat in Barcelona, what to do in Barcelona and the best of Barcelona…

Thursday, 23 March 2017

Spring Wardrobe Essentials - Spring Wardrobe Clearout - John Lewis, And/Or Collection



It's no secret that I'm a sucker for new clothes. My wardrobe room is brimming fill, so much so that I recently had a big Spring clear out and made way for lots of newness. It's difficult to let go of clothes,  they serve as memories and I am clearly a massive hoarder when it comes to them. Sometimes though, we out grow them and I guess, trends and our fashion sense changes. I feel like recently, my fashion sense has changed, I feel like I've grown up a little bit. When it comes to my fashion sense, I'm pretty simple with it, I love clean cut, easy to wear clothing but things that can be styled in numerous ways. I'm all about wardrobe staples and hero pieces. I've completely stripped my wardrobe back to basics as I try to adopt more of a 'clean' look in my life. My current theme is definitely minimalism. I think you're gonna love looking at my new Spring favourites from AND/OR at John Lewis ... 

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Mother's Day Gift Ideas

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I absolutely love Mother’s Day, give me any excuse to spoil my Mum. I’m extremely lucky to have such a supportive Mum and I definitely believe that Mothers day is everyday. In our busy lives though, we often forget to stop and tell those close to us just how much we love them. Whether you look up to your Mum or someone else as a mother figure, I think it’s important to spend time and show that person how much they mean to you, as life really is too short. However, there’s no better way to spoil her that on Mothers day itself too. My Mum has always been someone who loves home-made and personalised gifts, so today I want to give you some lovely ideas for mothers day gifts and also, some different mother’s day ideas too. 

Monday, 20 March 2017

The Best Of Leeds, Shopping In Trinity Leeds, Angelica Leeds, Cielo Blanco Leeds - Mothers Day In Leeds

I'm away so often and tend to forget how amazing it feels to be home. Whilst lots of places have started to feel like home over the last few years (forever falling in love on my travels), the place I call 'home home' is Yorkshire. Home is where the family are, that's how I see it anyway. Last week, I treated my Mum to an early Mothers day in Leeds. I wanted to take her to do all of my favourite things in a day and obviously take you guys along with me. I'm often asked to do more features about what's good to do in Leeds, so see this as my first one of 2017! Here's the perfect day out with your Mum this Mother's Day!

Sunday, 19 March 2017

How To Beat Stress

Miami Beach fashion

Hello hello, so today I wanted to write a blog post all about my top ways to deal with and combat stress. I am a very stressy person and in 2017, I made a vow to start doing things a little differently in order to curb that stress and calm myself down. Stress can be really damaging for our minds and health and that’s why I made a decision to make sure I remove myself from stressful situations this year and really focus on my well-being. Let’s talk about some things I’ve been doing to de-stress.

Friday, 17 March 2017

How To Hydrate The Skin All Day - Clarins Hydra-Essentiel Range Review - Barcelona Special

clarins hydra-essentiel

It's not often we stop to think about the stress that day to day life puts on our skin. If you've been reading EmTalks for quite some time you'll know that skincare is one of my favourite things. I get abnormally excited about new skincare, I guess I just love having hydrated, glowing skin. When was the last time you thought about your skin and how day to day life and stresses affect it? I was recently educated on thermic shocks, something Mrs skin-buff over here hadn't heard of until a few weeks ago. Our skin experiences up to 17 thermic shocks a day – Thermic shocks are the changes in humidity and temperature that can stress our skin out, they happen through the day and the smallest things can make them occur. For example going from a warm house to outside into the cold or going from sunbathing into a cool pool. Thermic shocks reduce the skin’s ability to create hyaluronic acid which is responsible for keeping skin hydrated at all levels. Let's talk about skincare and Barcelona...


Tuesday, 14 March 2017

Long Haul Flight Tips & The Best Travel Essentials

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Hello hello! I’ve received a lot of messages recently asking about the best way to get through long haul flights, any tips and also, the best travel items. I decided, because Spring is upon us, I’d write a little post featuring all my top tips when it comes to flying long haul (I’ve done so many 15+ hour flights now!) and my favourite beauty products which come on every flight and every holiday with me! See this as your ultimate guide to flying and travelling, whilst minimising stress and keeping your skin and body hydrated and fuelled. Let’s do this.

Sunday, 12 March 2017

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botanical Cleansing Oil Review

kiehl's midnight recovery botanical cleansing oil

As most of you will know by now, I am a huge Kiehl’s fan. I’ve tried pretty much all their products and I’m pretty in love with 99% of things from Kiehl’s. I've turned my Mum, brother and boyfriend all into Kiehl's lovers too. We're a family of Kiehl's fans. I have been using their original Midnight Recovery Oil for years, it made my year then when I found out about their brand new product, launching this week in the UK, Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Botantical Cleansing Oil. I’ve been trialling this for quite some time so I’m here to give you a full review of the amazing addition to the Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Oil family. There's nothing I love more than skincare so I just had to write this review up for you. Warning: this will make your glow and make your cleansing routine quick, easy and efficient with just one step.

Thursday, 9 March 2017

Easy Fake Tanning Tips

fake tanning tips

You guys know just how much I adore fake tan, so today I wanted to write up my top fake tanning tips in the run up to Summer. I’ve tried almost every fake tan you can imagine, had lots of disasters and trialled the best and the worst, so I thought I’d write an updated tanning guide today for you.

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Charlotte Tilbury Valentine And Pillowtalk Lipstick Review - The Best Nude Lipsticks

Charlotte tilbury pillowtalk
Charlotte Tilbury is one of the few brands who get it right, every time. I've been a fan of the brand for a long time, so it excites me to see all their new product launches and the hype surrounding the brand. This hype surrounding Charlotte is well deserved, the brand seriously is incredible in every way and I seem to fall head over heels for every product. Having personally met Charlotte, I can say, she is an incredible woman, and total girl boss, only making me fall in love with the brand even more. Today I wanted to review two absolutely stunning products, make up bag staples, every day essentials and two of my favourite things: Charlotte Tilbury lipstick in Valentine and Pillowtalk, probably the most talked about lipsticks at the moment. It certainly doesn't look as if the nude trend is stopping anytime soon, so let me introduce you to your new favourite nudes...

Thursday, 2 March 2017

On Trend Trainer Haul, New Spring Shoes

nude beige nike trainers

Today I thought I'd show you a little fashion haul, as inspired by fashion week. I've done a lot of shopping recently (you may realise if you read my New York city guide blog post) and something I never treat myself to, is shoes. I'm a lover of accessories, new handbags (Gucci is my current best friend) and coats but never shoes. I treated myself to a pair of Louboutins for my graduation day and apart from that, I rarely buy them. I'm currently going through a wardrobe overhaul, I do this every Spring, but I'm basically wanting to throw almost everything out, start fresh (I always give bags of stuff to charity) and just start with a fresh, clean wardrobe. The part of my wardrobe I neglect the most is shoes, so today, I decided to show you two staple pairs of shoes I've decided to buy. I'm very much a dressed up kinda girl, I love my heels and my heel boots, so today, I went for something different, trainers. Let's discuss...

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Indoor Skiing Date on British Slopes! Plus Delicious Pancakes!

topshop ski kit
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Oh hello February, I'm glad you're here! I feel like once Christmas is over, we eagerly await for Spring to come. We're currently in that lull point between Christmas and Spring and gosh even I, Mrs positive, was feeling a little down in January, waiting for adventure. I get really itchy feet if I don't get in the fresh air and explore (even if that just means walking around my hometown). Ever since I was born, I've loved going out, exploring, getting my hands dirty and just living life. Life is there for living and I'm a fan of being active and making my own adventures, it doesn't have to be sunny to do that. So yeah, January may have been a little dull, getting over a few too many mince pies and slowly pushing ourselves back into the working zone, but now February is here, I'm determined to explore, have fun and feel free. I want to do fun, different things this year. Nothing makes me happier than feeling a sense of adventure and that's exactly what I did this weekend. Matt and I had such an incredible time on our ski trip in December so we decided to bring the slopes closer to home and explore a local indoor slope.  A big thanks to Light* & Free for inspiring this experience. You could also win an absolutely amazing prize - more details at the end of this post and through the Light* & Free x Spotify Hub (trust me, it's good, music fans, you don't want to miss this!), so keep reading... 

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