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Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Double Velvet: Outfit Of The Day (OOTD)

Happy New Years Eve everyone! Firstly, a massive thank you for the best year ever, here's to another great year, I have an endless list of things that I want to achieve so I better get working! Here's my final post of 2013, uhoh that seriously is scary. I thought I'd do an outfit of the day for you so here it is...

Saturday, 28 December 2013

What I Got For Christmas (& Birthday!)


Hello everyone :) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, I know I did - I haven't worn make up since Christmas day and I really don't plan on putting any on any time soon. I love Christmas, it's the one time of year when you can just relax completely. Firstly, as a little disclaimer I would like to just say that in no way whatsoever am I showing off by posting this blog post, I wasn't going to post it but I have seen that lots of my favourite bloggers have done similar posts and a lot of people have requested this so I decided, why not. I am the biggest believer in: Christmas is for family, it's not what's under the tree it's who's around it that matters, but it irritates me that I even have to disclaim this/justify myself so I'm sorry if this post offends anyone, but for me, Christmas seriously is about spending valuable time with my Mum, Brother and amazing Grandparents. After a pretty tough year, it's been absolutely incredible to just have a few days with the best people in my life. Without further ado, it's time to show you what I was lucky enough to receive for Christmas this year - I didn't actually ask for hardly anything this year, as I've got older there's not really as much stuff that I want and most of what I do want goes in the sale hence why I received money towards some sale goodies as my main 'big gift'. Lastly, it was my birthday on the 22nd so some of these are birthday gifts too which I wanted to share with you...

Friday, 27 December 2013

The Best and Ultimate Beauty Products Of 2013


Wow, so 2013 is nearly over which is just a little bit crazy, it feels like the shortest year ever but time really does fly when you're having fun I guess! 2013 has been a year filled with hundreds of new, exciting products, this is great but it makes it so difficult to choose what to spend your money on when there is so much stuff out there, so I've decided to choose my 11 favourite, and ultimate products of 2013 - trust me, it wasn't an easy job. These are the products which I will most definitely be carrying through to 2014 with me...

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Oh Christmas Tree; Christmas Eve Outfit Of The Day: OOTD



Firstly, MERRY CHRISTMAS to everyone, no matter where you are in the world. I wish you all the merriest Christmas! A cheeky and quick little Christmas post from me, I had to buy this skirt and share this outfit with you, wait until you see where it's from - you'll be both shocked, amazed and surprised, a favourite high-street store which never lets us down. 

Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Christmas Travel Gifts: Last Minute Christmas Shopping

Happy Christmas Eve eek, the big day is almost here, how surreal. Now I know I’ve written quite a few gift guides, firstly theres my gift guide for her, gift guide for him and then a cheeky little Christmas wishlist of my own, but WorldDutyFree and Clinique have inspired me to talk about the perfect travel gifts, gifts for the girl on the go (or the guy) - the day before Christmas, why not ey? I know a lot of people who are Christmas shopping today, oops. I’ve never really thought of buying people travel gifts, but now I think about it, most people will go on holiday at some point in their lives so a lot of these things will come in handy (plus they're all so cute)...

Monday, 23 December 2013

What's In My Make Up Bag; December

Tis the season to be jolly tra la la la la, lalalala. 2 days to go! Hey everyone, I thought it was time I got my act together and wrote another 'What's In my Make Up Bag' post as I know a few of you have said that you've liked my monthly make up bag posts and I absolutely love writing them. I have been using some pretty exciting things this month so I'm very excited to share my December make up bag with you...

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Black and White Outfit Of The Day, OOTD

Hey everyone, well I'm finally home for Christmas which means I can actually take some outfit posts, hooray. I've done a few recently and really enjoyed doing them so I thought I'd show you some more new clothes, hope you like them.

Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Manchester Christmas Markets and Burt's Bees New Launch!

A trip to a Christmas market is always a winner for me so a few weeks ago when I was sent a shiny new polaroid camera from Burt's Bees, I knew that I had to take it with me. Me and Jack decided to go to the Manchester Christmas markets so that we could compare them to the German Christmas Market in Leeds. If you like food, festivities and fun, you're in the right place today...

Saturday, 14 December 2013

MIMI'S KISSMASS, WIN £1000 WORTH OF DAMARIS LINGERIE


Hello everyone, I am finally home for Christmas which means a lot of blogging from me yay. I've got lots of exciting things coming up and planned but for tonight, I've got an exciting competition to tell you about which ends soon so we better be quick... This is the chance for you to win £1,000 worth of Damaris lingerie by entering their competition... (if you haven't heard of Damaris don't worry, I hadn't either but I took one look at their lingerie and knew I had to enter - so beautiful).

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Christmas/Birthday Wishlist Ft John Lewis!


Wishlists are just my favourite posts so when John Lewis asked me to create a Christmas wishlist I could hardly resist, I seem to spend half of my life lusting over things and creating wishlists and today is no different. It's my birthday on the 22nd December so I decided that I'd make this a joint birthday and Christmas wishlist. It was pretty hard to choose because I honestly didn't realise just how much stuff John Lewis sells (they honestly sell everything)...

Monday, 9 December 2013

RCM Red Carpet Manicure Professional LED Kit Review: Easy Gel Nails At Home

I never thought that I'd be able to do my own gel nails at home, but I couldn't believe my luck when I found out about RCM (Red Carpet Manicure) at home Gel Polish Pro Kit. I always assumed that these 'at home' gel polish kits would be difficult to use, they wouldn't look as good and they'd cost a lot, but this little set proved me wrong so I needed to talk to you about it.

Sunday, 8 December 2013

Special Announcement, Meet LVNDR! Shop LVNDR

Eek hello everyone, I have some big news. I have been planning something for months and I am so excited to finally announce it today. I have always wanted to open my own online shop and the time has finally come, LVNDR (Lavender) is officially OPEN and I cannot wait to tell you more about it (and show you some exciting stock!)...

Friday, 6 December 2013

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation Review

Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation is something that I've always wanted to try, I've actually had this for quite a while but only recently started wearing it so decided that I needed to review it for you all now I've finally had the chance to give it a fair trial. I absolutely love Benefit and this product just proves even more why they're one of my favourite beauty brands.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Autumn and Winter Lip Colours; Lip Inspiration

Winter is here, the leaves are falling and it's getting colder, today it is literally freezing. I'm guessing that these spurts of sunshine aren't going to last much longer so shortly, it will be time to really get into the Winter swing. Something which I adore about the season of Autumn is the colours, deep reds, purples and beautiful nudes seem to take over the world. I've rounded up my favourite Autumn and Winter lipsticks this year and also made a wishlist of the lipsticks which I'd like to add to my collection...

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide for Him; Male Christmas Gift Guide

So you may have read my Christmas gift guide for her, now you've had a look at that you should have a faint idea of what to buy yourself, your Mum, Grandma, Boyfriend's Mum, Auntie, Best Friend, Girlfriend (the list goes on) it's time to get to the hard bit, shopping for HIM. Now if you're a boy reading this and don't have a clue what to ask for this Christmas, luckily, you can also use this gift guide to give you some inspiration, but if you're here because you're looking to find something for your boyfriend, Dad, Brother, Grandad, Bestfriend or any other male then hopefully this list will inspire you and give you some help. There are SO many things out there at the moment so it's pretty difficult to filter through the rubbish and find good presents, here we go, it's the ultimate mens gift guide, I think I've covered everything...

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Weekend Outfit Of The Day; Leather, Ear Muffs and Dirty Blonde Hair

Whilst I'm working on my ultimate male Christmas gift guide, (read the ultimate gift guide for her here), I thought I'd pop a quick outfit of the day up and have a chat to you about my weekend. I went home this weekend and boy, is home good. I had some pretty exciting news this week so we celebrated as a family at a gorgeous local restaurant on Saturday and headed to York for some family bonding today. Also, I can show you my new hair (finally...) so here we go...

Friday, 29 November 2013

Salvos Restaurant Review Leeds


Okay so just writing this post makes me want to eat here again. I've always wanted to eat at Salvos, this restaurant is famously known as one of the best Italian's around so I was very excited to see what it was like, particularly because I am the biggest Italian lover that you will ever meet. Salvos is a family run restaurant, in the middle of Headingley and you'd probably walk past it, but this place is a hidden gem and I really can see why people travel just to eat here...

Tuesday, 26 November 2013

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide For Her: Female Gift Guide

Well it looks like Christmas has come early in my house, I have been stocking up on exciting new Christmas releases and gifts especially for this post. I've also been noting down anything gift-worthy that I've seen in stores and online so this post also includes a huge list of other things that I am loving as gifts this Christmas. I absolutely love writing gift guides and this one was particularly hard to write as there is just so much amazing stuff on the market at the moment, you really are going to have some fun Christmas shopping this year. Without further ado, I welcome you to my ultimate Christmas gift guide, for her...

Sunday, 24 November 2013

My First Christmas WishList!

I have a feeling that there are going to be quite a few of these as I'm still not sure what I want for Christmas yet. I can’t believe that it’s basically only a month until Christmas, for me, my birthday is on the 22nd and I always find it really hard to think of things to get for my birthday and Christmas with them being so close together (I better start planning a Birthday wishlist soon). This Christmas list is just a little draft I’ve put together of things that I’d ask for if money was no option, not everything on the list is expensive but I wouldn’t expect to get everything on this list whatsoever. Basically, I've piled together some of the things that I'm lusting over at the moment and in December we will see if they've made it onto my final Christmas wishlist. Please note, I don't expect anyone to buy me all of this. I'd also love you to leave me a comment and let me know what you're lusting over this Christmas too!

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Seventeen Phwoarr Paint Review VS Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In Place High Coverage Cover Concealer Review



I've gone from having no good concealers to having two very impressive ones in my life. I bought Seventeen's Phwoarr Paint from Boots after reading numerous reviews about it and I was really excited to review it for you all. When it comes to Estee Lauder, I was lucky enough to receive their newest concealer to try. We all know that they're the top of the game when it comes to beauty, so I had very high expectations. The birth of their Double Wear Stay-In Place High Coverage Concealer was much celebrated at EmTalks HQ (my bedroom). So how did this high street concealer compare to the long awaited designer special? Read on to find out...

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Pho Food Review Launch Party: Trinity Kitchen

When an invite landed in my inbox to the launch party of a quirky new Vietnamese restaurant right on my door step, I knew that I had to attend. Pho has finally landed in Leeds, after much success in London. Trinity Kitchen recently opened in the new Trinity Leeds shopping centre and this is just one of the incredible street food vendors inside. It's time to make your stomach rumble...

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Autumn Days; Outfit Of The Day - Hunters, Tartan, Leather and Fur.


I've been dying to get outside and play in the leaves, I haven't done a fashion post for a long time but that's about to change, I promise to do regular fashion posts from now on, I have far too many clothes so I may as well share them with you all. I personally love looking at peoples fashion posts. Welcome to my first proper outfit of the day post, known in the blogging world as an OOTD post,I hope you like this Autumn one...

Friday, 15 November 2013

What's In My Make Up Bag; November

Another month, another make up bag post, apart from this time, I'm just talking you through the products which I've been using this month as I've got my eyes on a gorgeous Paul and Joe make up bag which I'll be asking for this Christmas. So let's find out which products have made it into the bag this month...

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

My Instagram Month; #1

I love reading instagram blog posts, so I've decided to start doing my own, after all, I rarely update you all on my actual life, you see where I eat and what beauty products I use, but I rarely just sit down and tell you how my month has been. Here it goes, my first proper month in instagram photos...

Monday, 11 November 2013

German Christmas Market Leeds: Christmas Kindelmarkt

Everything is happening so quickly, Summer is over and Autumn really is in full swing, this means that it's time for the Christmas markets to open across the country, much to my delight. I am incredibly obsessed with anything to do with Christmas and seem to hibernate at the Christmas markets throughout November. This year, they've come round really quick (one month until Christmas, uh what?!) Here is my first trip to the German market of the year, first up, it's Leeds' German Christmas Market...

Saturday, 9 November 2013

L'Oreal Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation Review


I feel like the high street just keeps evolving when it comes to beauty, they're really putting designer/high end brands through their paces at the moment and the likes of Armani and Nars are probably quaking in their boots knowing that L'Oreal, Rimmel and more are delivering just as good products, for half the price. Granted, some people prefer the looks of designer brands in their make up bags (I'm guilty of being a Burberry make up obsessive), but once in a while, everyone loves to find a high street favourite right? We've all been ridiculously impressed or ridiculously unimpressed by a product from the high street, likewise with designer products too. I like to mix my reviews up and give you high end reviews and high street because obviously not everyone can afford to pay £35.00 for a foundation but for those who don't mind paying for a foundation, I know that I've always been someone who's spent all my money on 'good' foundations because I used to think that a high price tag equalled a good product, I am going to prove you wrong today. This new number from L'Oreal actually promises a lot, it's completely new to the beauty market and boy is it exciting (I squealed a little bit when I received it). Here is my review of L'Oreal's new Nude Magique Eau De Teint Foundation (what a mouthful)...

Thursday, 7 November 2013

Daniel Wellington Watch Giveaway


Hello everyone, well I am well and truly drowning in University work so I thought it would be only fair to host an incredible giveaway to lighten the mood. Whether you've also got a lot of work on at the moment or you just fancy a new watch, I really wanted to reward my incredible loyal followers with a favourite item of mine: my new Daniel Wellington watch. I haven't done a giveaway for so long and you deserve it so here you go. If you haven't heard of Daniel Wellington, well it's just a truly incredible brand, I found out about it from Pinterest which proves that it's super fashionable. I personally prefer it to Michael Kors and Marc Jacobs watches simply because I feel that everyone has those now, plus who wouldn't want one of these timeless beauties? Lucky for my incredible readers (that's you, reading right now, I have two to give away, yes, two!) Read on and see how you could be in with a chance of winning...

Monday, 4 November 2013

Luxury, Affordable Flowers Through Your Letterbox from Bloom&Wild

I've always loved hearing about new, exciting businesses or products so when Bloom & Wild contacted me, I instantly knew that I wanted to tell the world about them. It's not often that a company excites me or appeals to me this much, but as soon as I was told about Bloom & Wild I instantly knew that they were the brand for me. I can't wait to tell you about this exciting new company...

Friday, 1 November 2013

Miller And Carter Restaurant Review Leeds


Date nights are my favourite kind of nights, whether it's a trip to the cinema, a walk in the park or a Nandos; it's nice to just get out and do something different. For me, it really is the little things that count, take me to a pet shop to stroke a bunny rabbit and I'll tell everyone that it was the best date ever (who doesn't love bunny rabbits?!) I really am quite easily pleased when it comes to dates. Restaurants however, I'm not that easy to please. I'm a bit (a lot) of a food connoisseur (it runs in the family as my brother is exactly the same) I've always loved advising people when it comes to the finest eateries in town. With me being such a foodie, it's usually up to me to choose the restaurant on date night however, on this occasion I let go of the reins and let my plus 1 choose Miller and Carter as our Sunday night date night and he didn't do too badly after all...

Tuesday, 29 October 2013

What I Heart This Month

Every week I seem to fall in love with something new, I haven't done any monthly favourite posts for a while so I thought now was the time to finally do one, I've had a few months off from these posts so I really have condensed this down to some of the things that I'm hearting the most at the moment. I've started to do regular 'What's In My Make Up Bag' posts in which I tell you all about my favourite beauty products of the month but this one gives me the chance to talk to you about my favourite accessories, candles and more.  Some of the items in question have been in my life for quite some time now so it really does prove that they're epic products...

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Afternoon Tea At The Radisson Blu Hotel

When Radisson Blu hotel contacted me with some information about their Afternoon Tea, I knew that it was the perfect opportunity to get together with two of the most important people in my life. Life is crazy at the moment, deadlines are fast approaching (second year is quite frankly disgusting), the blogging world is as exciting as ever and often, we forget to take a step back and reflect on what really matters the most. For me, family is always my main priority. I absolutely adore my family, I’m sure you adore yours too, so you’ll understand just how excited I was when I knew that I could surprise my Mum and Grandma today – the two women who have supported me throughout my entire life. I rang them both and told them to meet me at The Light in Leeds as I had a Saturday afternoon surprise planned especially for them…

Thursday, 24 October 2013

What's Inside The Perfect Autumn Bag?

If you didn’t already know, it’s Autumn. Hip hip hooray. The thought of all things Autumny make me jump for joy; jumping in leaves, wearing wellingtons and mittens and getting out those chunky scarves. I am the most seasonal person that you will ever meet, I just love every season. Autumn is my favourite, but then again, I’ll probably be saying that Winter is my favourite as soon as it starts to snow. If you are bored of the cold though, you can always read about what I got up to in the sun recently (here)... For us ladies, Autumn means  that we need to mix things up a bit in our trusty handbags (any excuse). I have well and truly packed my bag ready for these Autumn months ahead of us and I cannot wait to share my excitement with you, these are some of my favourite items yet.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

How To Start A Blog: Blogging Tips and Tricks

Hey everyone! So today I've written a blog post that I never thought I would write, well not for a while anyway. The main reason being, that i'm still learning more about this crazy blogging thing everyday myself. The reason for this post is because recently I’ve been receiving a lot of emails asking me for general blogging tips and tricks so I’d love to share some of my ideas with you. Now before I continue, please bear in mind that I don’t consider myself to be an expert on the subject, but hope that I have been in the blogging game long enough to help you iron out many potential teething problems and mistakes that you may run into faster than I did. Whether you've just started a blog, had a blog for a year or you want to start a blog in the future, this post will hopefully help you towards achieving your goals in some way.

Sunday, 20 October 2013

What To Do In Barcelona: I Love You Barcelona (Part 2)

Firstly I am so sorry about how long it has taken me to publish this, I have been having some horrendous problems with blogger, much like my other visit Barcelona blog post, blogspot decided to delete this one, twice after I'd already written it, so here I am again, starting from scratch. If you want to find out how we spent our first two days in Barcelona, you can read about that here. Our final  two days in Barcelona were just as exciting if not more so and I feel that now is the perfect time to post this as you're probably sat at home, in your dressing gown with the heating on, sipping a hot chocolate and maybe even nursing a cold (I know I am anyway). As much as I love Autumn in England, I'd do anything to go back to Barcelona and here's why...

Wednesday, 16 October 2013

Whats In My Make Up Bag, October


It’s crazy to think that it’s already October and it’s time for me to tell you what’s on my face this month. It only seems like I was writing about my September face yesterday. Time flies when you’re having fun! October is when everything gets exciting (in my festive mind anyway), it’s nearly Halloween, then once that’s over with it’s time for Bonfire night and after that of course, it’s the big one; Christmas. I’m just a little bit excited when it comes to Autumn although I’d be lying if I said I’m a fan of the chilly weather. So here we have it, my October make up bag…

Monday, 14 October 2013

Beauty Products That Actually Work


With so many different products on the market, it’s often difficult to distinguish between the ones which are actually good and the ones which really don’t work well at all. Today I’ve decided to write about a few key beauty products, the ones that actually work, the products that actually do the job that they’re supposed to do. I have reviewed and used thousands of products throughout my life and these really are the hero products which you should be spending your money on...

Friday, 11 October 2013

Food: The Botanist Restaurant And Bar Review


Nestled underground is a new bar and restaurant where I am probably going to be spending a lot of my time, new to the Leeds scene and already existing in Cheshire and Alderley Edge; The Botanist is more than welcome in my city. After eating at The Alchemist, I just knew that I had to try their sister restaurant and bar, The Botanist; equally as quirky yet just as budget-friendly, this restaurant come pub, takes you into a magical world that you didn’t even know existed outside films such as Harry Potter. I’d like to introduce you to my night at The Botanist, the most beautiful, rustic dining experience that I have ever had… 

Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Champneys Springs Health Farm and Spa Review


Recently I took a trip to Champneys Springs near Leicester. I did want to go to one of the Champneys further South as they do look much better and have better reviews, but they’re all 4-6 hours away from me, so I decided to take a trip to Springs instead. I decided to surprise Jack with this as a little treat and he was just as excited as me to go. He’d never been to a spa before so I told him that he would be in for a treat. I’d done a lot of researching of Champneys Springs and didn’t see anything negative on TripAdvisor, I didn’t find any reviews online or many photos though, but I guess that’s because people don’t really take photos in Spas, I tried to take a few although it was pretty difficult so here is my review of Champneys Springs Health Farm and Spa...

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Cosmopolitan Blog Awards 2013

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Last night was spent at the Cosmopolitan awards and wow what a night it was. I was lucky enough to win the newcomer award last year so didn’t think for a second that I’d win this year (I’m still such a baby with my blog only being under a year and a half old) but I was still thrilled to be shortlisted out of over 40,000 entrants which is just crazy. I don’t really class myself as a beauty blog anymore either, if you know me, you’ll know that I LOVE food and travel, so to narrow myself down as a beauty blog felt wrong, particularly when there were so many girls in my category who are insanely good when it comes to beauty (cosmeticcrave, my money was on her winning – she is such a lovely girl) but the winner went to onenailtorulethemall - it was lovely to see a nail blogger take the award of best new beauty blogger as they don't always get the recognition that they deserve, I wish I could paint my nails like that! This doesn't mean I'll stop beauty blogging though as I do love beauty you can just expect a lot more from me now. I have made a cheeky little vlog (as a few of you asked me to) and of course, taken lots of photos of the night so that you can all see it, I feel like now that the awards are over I can get back to writing about everything and anything that I truly love and I really am excited for what me and Emtalks have in store for you, watch this space, I’d love to thank you all for your ongoing support since March 2012 when Emtalks was born, I cannot wait to see what the future holds and no way would I be here without you, my incredible readers (massive cyber snuggles for you all)…

Tuesday, 1 October 2013

L'Oreal Telescopic Mascara Review; Mini Mascara Guide


Hello everyone! Firstly, HAPPY OCTOBER! As if it's nearly Halloween already eek! Today we're talking mascaras, it's not often that I'm so impressed with a mascara that I dedicate a whole review to it, in fact, I don't think I've ever reviewed a single mascara before, but, if you're like me and don't feel alive until you've brushed some mascara on your lashes, then you'll agree that mascara is a pretty essential item. The mascara in question, L'Oreal Telescopic is just insane, it really is. I used to use it when I was younger and always loved it then, so I really couldn't tell you why I stopped using it. I guess I just wanted to test the water and see what else was available, it's 2013 and I'm back to the best mascara that I've ever used, I take great pleasure in introducing you to L'Oreal's Telescopic Mascara...

Sunday, 29 September 2013

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate Review

I remember strolling into the Kiehl's opening party in Leeds, I didn't own a blog but I was beauty obsessed. I got a little bit excited when I saw their new shiny store back in the day. I immediately fell in love with the shop, it wasn’t too big, the sales assistants didn’t jump on me, instead, they helped me out and genuinely cared when it came to skin care. I chose a gorgeous hair mask and their famous body butter, since then, I’ve always loved Kiehl's as a brand. Lucky me, I recently got my hands on their Midnight Recovery Oil*. After a difficult few months with my skin (read all about it here), it took a lot of will power to dare to put anything that wasn't soap and water on my skin, but the outcome was one that I needed to share with you… 

Friday, 27 September 2013

You Are Beautiful: What Is Beauty?




Writing a beauty blog is fun, but it's not all about product reviews, sometimes I like to actually discuss beauty as a whole so here we go. We’ve all sat and looked at celebrities, friends or even random girls and thought, I wish I looked even a little bit like her– if you’ve never done this, please tell me your secret to being confident. Today I am going to tackle this and explain why I think every woman should be confident in her own skin. I am so glad that beauty is now appreciated in all shapes and sizes, whereas it used to be very much the Marilyn Monroe figure, with women actually sucking themselves in to teeny corsets and making them selves ill, in order to achieve the perfect hourglass figure. (Correct me if I’m wrong, but that’s what my history teacher told me). We then had the size 0 debate, with many girls starving themselves to look like catwalk models, I recently read a book about the fashion industry which quotes models saying that it’s normal for them to pass out on a daily basis from a lack of food. I am going to discuss this today in the hopes that this blog post will make at least one of you smile and appreciate your own beauty, embrace and love yourself and be happy within your own skin...

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

How To Get A Flawless Make Up Base: The Perfect Base

We’ve all been there, looking at photos of Cara Delevingne, Victoria Secrets Models and other air brushed celebrities, hoping that we could look even a tiny bit as flawless as them. Today, I wanted to tell you about my favourite products for creating a perfect base, to give you a complexion to rival Kim Kardashians and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's…

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Dorothy Perkins Style Essentials

When it comes to fashion, I've always played it safe, but recently, I've started branching out a bit more.  I'd like to thank Pinterest for that. I'm forever finding style inspiration on there and whilst I don't really write a fashion blog as such, girls who like beauty usually like clothes, so when Dorothy Perkins approached me to give me the low down on their latest range, I knew that I had to let you all know about it. I'm not going to lie and say that I used to shop at Dorothy Perkins, before this, I'd only entered a store so that I could check out Kim Kardashian's clothing range. I've always been very main stream when it comes to clothes and just gone to Topshop and Zara. Recently though, I've been searching for some new fashion shops and I was very impressed with what I came across in Dorothy Perkins...

Sunday, 22 September 2013

What's In My Make Up Bag, September.

I’ve become a little bit obsessed with writing monthly make up bag blog posts, I love reading other peoples so I thought I'd start writing my own. I love sharing with you what’s in my make up bag as I do switch it up on a monthly basis, I seem to change my foundation every month and there's always a new lipstick that I'm loving. Let’s see what won my heart over this month and what hasn’t so much…

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Win a £200 Virgin Activity Days Voucher


September is about new beginnings for a lot of people, I recently wrote an article for Urban Coco magazine about September and how it marks new beginnings, with thousands of people getting ready to start University (lots of you already there), thousands of graduates ready to start their new jobs and most of us getting ready to say goodbye to Summer, as far as the weather is concerned, Summer was over a long time ago. Is it really only 3 months until Christmas? In my article, I gave the low-down of must-do things this Autumn, one of them was to try something different this month and I’m giving you the chance to do that…Let's not be upset about Summer being over, let's live for the future and get excited for Winter, we're talking onesies, wellingtons and toffee apples. What's not to love?

Friday, 20 September 2013

Freshers Starting University Guide: Uni Survival Guide


Going to University is most definitely up there with one of the most life changing experiences you will ever come across, for the first time, you’ll be living away from home, moving away from life-long friends, taking the right steps towards your chosen career path and basically, starting a new life. I wish someone had written a guide for when I was starting university (a year ago this week!) because I was ridiculously nervous and really had no idea what to do or what to expect, so here is a little light hearted guide which should help you along your way...

Tuesday, 17 September 2013

How To Grow Hair Faster: Hair Growth Tips



Hair growth is something which I have been interested in for as long as I can remember. Recently I feel like I've become a bit of an expert on the topic of how to grow hair after nearly losing all of mine recently. I really damaged my hair after a troublesome time with bonded extensions which I will explain below, I’ve managed to get my hair back to full health, improve it’s thickness and length pretty quickly using a few simple and easy to follow tips, so I thought today I’d write a blog post which should help you get strong, healthy hair which eventually, leads to hair growth. Read on if you want to know how to grow and strengthen your hair pretty quickly actually...

Monday, 16 September 2013

When In Greece: Marbella Beach Hotel Corfu


Deciding to go on holiday two weeks before heading back to Uni freaked me out a little bit. It was hardly planned, we just packed up our stuff and went, I put an Out Of Office on my emails and decided to actually switch off for a week. I was nervous because I knew how much catching up I'd have to do when I got back, but sometimes, you've got to get away and when paradise is only 3 and a half hours away, it's pretty hard to resist...

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Get The Glow: Autumn Is Here

Autumn is already upon us, I’ve got to be honest and admit that Autumn and Winter are my favourite months of the year, we’re talking chunky knits, fluffy scarves, Uggs and mittens. I am the coldest person in the world, so I love wrapping up and getting cosy. For beauty lovers, Autumn is an exciting month, we can ditch those BB creams and start applying those darker shades on our eyes and lips. Today, I’ve decided to write about my favourite items to fake an Autumn glow, there isn’t any season where I don’t want to be radiant, so let’s get started with my Autum must haves for a Kim Kardashian style glow…

My Monthly Loves:

AUTUMN OUTFIT IDEAS:
OCCASION DRESS IDEAS: