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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...


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