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Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Zoella Beauty New Jelly And Gelato Range Review!!!

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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

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…

Thursday, 13 July 2017

What To Eat Pre & Post Workout - A Look At My Diet

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Hello hello, sorry for being a little MIA for the last few days, I've been feeling a little unwell and haven't really slept enough so I'm trying to catch up on myself. I recently posted a video with a look at a new workout and I’ve since had a few messages about my diet. Today, continuing the discussion of my favourite topic, balance, I thought I’d write a post giving a little insight into fuelling your exercise routine in a balanced way and basically giving you a little updated look at what I eat. Let’s talk!

Monday, 10 July 2017

Top Tips For Planning The Best USA Westcoast Road Trip. How To Plan an American road trip in California

As I sit on the flight back from a month road trip in America, I thought I’d put together a blog post on how to plan the best, dreamiest West Coast USA road trip. I wanted to do this because if I’m honest, I found planning the month long USA dream Westcoast road trip way more stressful than any trip I’ve ever planned. This comes from someone who loves making lists, plans, spreadsheets and moved her life to Canada for a year. For some reason, the logistics of this trip stressed me out so much so I’m hoping this blog post will help you out if you’re wanting to visit the USA for a road trip. Let’s do this. I wanted to put together my whole itinerary for my USA road trip and my tips for planning in a quick and easy to read blog post so you guys can screenshot or save it. Individual location posts will follow, I had no idea how long they would take which is why I'm giving you this huge how to plan the ultimate American road trip guide first and foremost!

Sunday, 9 July 2017

A Beach Day In Margate & The Best Summer Playsuit

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Do you want to go to the seaside? One of my favourite phrases as a child and actually, as I've got older, I still constantly want to go to the seaside. Nothing beats the fresh sea air, the ocean breeze and the sand between your toes. I really appreciate the seaside. Today, a fashion post featuring a beautiful British seaside.

Friday, 7 July 2017

How to get the most out of your time at University

Hello hello! It’s crazy to think that this time last year I graduated. I really struggled with even the thought of graduating as I just didn’t think it would ever happen. I had a love hate relationship with uni and went through days where I was convinced I’d get a first, then got knocked back down again and was convinced I’d failed. I juggled running two businesses, family issues and everything else you can imagine with my final year and ran myself into the ground. After all of this, it feels so long ago even though it was only this time last year. Today I wanted to talk to you about how to get the most out your time at university and I hope it helps you!

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

The Best Ways To Work Out Outside

Hello hello, a fitness post from me today, hooray! I feel like I’ve done a lot of videos and blog posts now showing what I do in the gym or talking about my favourite gym routines (more updated ones coming your way soon but head to my fitness section for these). Sometimes, there isn’t a gym available and I know quite a lot of people don’t like the gym. As most of you know by now, I go to David Lloyd gym and absolutely love it, mainly because there really is something for everyone there, from swimming to dancing to HIIT sessions or just good old spin, even my Mum adores it (pilates and zumba are her favourites). Sometimes though, you can’t beat the fresh air and recently, I stayed at a hotel with no gym and it got me thinking about filming a running video so here we are today. Today I’m going to talk to you about how I like to work out outside and then show you my outdoor workouts in a video!

Sunday, 2 July 2017

A Personal Note. Supporting and Competing. Be Kinder.

Hello hello, firstly, thank you so much if you read my 'is social media dangerous blog post' I love writing personal posts from the heart and today I wanted to write more of a personal/lifestyle post as I feel like I haven’t written one in quite some time. I was having a pretty rubbish day the other day and rather than making myself feel worse, I decided to share a thread of all the people I love and why I'm proud of them or inspired by them. You know what? It made me feel a million times better and has inspired todays post. I wanted to write about the importance of supporting each other rather than competing and talk about how important it is to just be nice. Let’s get straight into it.

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