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Saturday, 31 May 2014

May favourites

It's that time again! Time to talk about my favourite things this month (already!?). It feels like this month has flown by, time is going so fast and it's actually scary. I'm really excited to show you my favourites this month though because I am truly in love with every single product on this post and I hope you'll find something to fall in love with too! I am currently in Greece and don't worry, I will be updating you on my journey very soon I am just currently trying to upload my photographs on very slow wifi! Another little update too, I was kindly invited to watch One Direction tonight in concert in Manchester VIP with Boohoo as part of their experience everything campaign so I'm really upset to be missing that (crying), but I guess nothing beats the sunshine, not even a slight chance of maybe meeting Harry Styles... So let's get back to the May favourites...

Thursday, 29 May 2014

Australasia Restaurant Review Manchester & Katy Perry Prismatic Tour

When a massive box filled with goodies arrived at my door from Boohoo I didn't expect there to be Katy Perry tickets inside. The lovely people at Boohoo made a dreary week a little bit brighter by randomly sending me two Katy Perry tickets (thank you so much). This is part of their #experienceverything campaign so I decided to make a weekend of it, and stay in Manchester all weekend. I can't wait to show you what I got up to over the bank holiday weekend...

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Holiday Essentials!

what to take on holiday

So today I fly to Greece to do some exciting blogging by the sea, it's all very last minute but I didn't want to leave without giving you a little holiday essentials post. I really want to talk to you about a few of the things that are in my bag this time! 

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Easy Banana Ice Cream/Frozen Yoghurt Recipe

Happy Sunday! So lots of people have requested that I write up this recipe so I've decided to publish this on a rainy Sunday afternoon (it's rainy where I am anyway!), why on earth not! This is the easiest, healthiest, yummiest recipe. I decided to publish it firstly because lots of you asked on Instagram and secondly, because my first recipe post this month went down really well so I thought I'd do another one to mix things up a bit. Beauty and fashion are obviously my favourite things, but it's nice to talk about healthy, delicious food too and I couldn't not share this with you. As mentioned in my other recipe post, I am not a professional, this is simply a recipe I took from Pinterest and wanted to share with everyone because I personally love it.

Friday, 23 May 2014

Umberto Giannini Manchester Review & Give Away!

When I was  invited to have my hair done at Umberto Giannini in Manchester, I jumped at the chance. Like most girls, one of my favourite things in life is getting my hair done. I absolutely adore my current hairdressers (XS, Leeds), I’ve been going there for as long as I can remember, but, it’s so nice to mix things up a little bit sometimes, after all, pampering is a favourite hobby of mine. I am so excited to talk to you about my experience at Umberto Giannini; the salon oozes sophistication and professionalism and I truly did feel like a pampered princess when I left. I already can't wait to go back. Excitingly, for one of my amazing readers, I’m giving away a special treat so that you can experience the Umberto magic for yourself. Keep reading to find out more and importantly, to see my new hair...

Thursday, 22 May 2014

What's In My May Make Up Bag

what's in my make up bag

Ah another month another make up bag post. I say this every month, but I do absolutely adore the contents of this months make up bag. I've been loving a light Spring look this month and I can't wait to share it with you...

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

BAKE: Easy, Healthy Banana and Oat bites

banana and oat bite recipe

Hello! So a different one from me today, my first baking post, eek! I love baking, I always have and I always will, ever since discovering my Grandma's cookery book in the kitchen when I was little, I've been obsessed with baking. I'm not a professional or anything but I really needed to share these wonderful creations. I recently came across an amazing Instagram profile, a lady called 'LoniJane' who makes the most beautiful, healthy treats. I've been making lots of her lovely bits recently with my own added twists and first, I want to share with you these gorgeous banana bites. The great thing is, these are so so easy to make and hardly any ingredients are required! I hope you love them as much as I do. 

Monday, 19 May 2014

A Sunny Weekend: Flower gardens and blue skies

flower wall
It's not often that we get sunny weekends in England so I decided to make the most of it this weekend. I love writing about what I've been up to so I thought I'd take my camera with me and share my weekend with you. I promise to start taking my blog with me more often to the places I go...

Sunday, 18 May 2014

May Wishlist!

Ah every month I find myself wanting/needing/lusting over more and more things. This month is no different. I tweeted (@emshelx) the other day to say how amazing the collections are in the shops at the moment and that's the same for the online world too. I found it so hard to only put 12 items on my wish list this month, the high-street has got it so right at the moment. I hope you love my May wish list as much as I do! It's time to lust and fall in love...

Friday, 16 May 2014

Best Hair Growth Products, How To Make Your Hair Grow and Updated Hair Extension Guide

So as most of you know, I have been trying to grow my hair since last August after a horrendous experience with bonded hair extensions. Hair extensions left me with bald patches, my hair had matted into dreadlocks and my hair actually snapped off in places. In the end, I was told that I had to either cut all my hair off and start again or well, I’d be left with nothing at all. I have always been a ‘length princess’ as my hair dresser used to say, I’ve always had long hair, even before I got extensions and I’ve never wanted to have short hair, in fact, I have extremely weak moments still, even though my hair is growing now, I do sometimes nearly crumble and get extensions again (they’re like an addiction). I decided it would be the right time to update everyone on the products and things that I’ve found have really helped my hair to grow back and re-gain it’s strength. I also wanted to give you an updated hair extension guide so you don’t have to go through what I’ve been through with bad hair extensions but hopefully it should answer any ‘which hair extensions should I buy’ questions that you may have, I get lots of people emailing me about which hair extensions are the best and which hair extensions they should be using so let’s hope this helps with that too! Basically, I really want to help people who are wanting to grow their hair or strengthen it... Let's go! Read my updated blog post with top tips to grow hair and the best products to grow hair. 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner: New Launch and Event!

Benefit They're Real Push-Up Liner

Of course you want to know exactly what happened at Benefit's #benetease event last night in London! Yesterday afternoon I popped to London for a few hours to check out Benefit's latest product launch and I am so excited to tell you all about what we got up to!

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Get The Glow: Top Highlighting Products

the best highlight productsHello! So firstly a little apology as I haven't blogged for a few days, I don't usually leave it this long but I stupidly left my camera at home and I'm getting that back today finally so I can do some lifestyle posts hooray! For now, we're talking about getting the glow. Summer is nearly here and that means one thing, it's time to grab your favourite highlighters. As most of you know, I am obsessed with the barely there,natural glowy look. I love having a glow and Summer always gets me in the mood to really focus on getting dewy, glowing skin. Pinterest has some great examples of exactly how I want my glowy/dewy skin to look so I'll post some of those photographs below too. I thought I'd give you a quick run through of some of my favourite highlighting products of all time, so here we go, these are my 4 favourite products for achieving a natural looking, radiant finish...

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Spring Outfit Of The Day: Spring Look-Book!

motel two piece

Hey everyone, so I haven't done an outfit post for quite a while but now Spring is here I just feel like there are so many amazing clothes on the high-street, I couldn't not do an outfit post! I also filmed a Spring look-book YouTube video as I promised I'd properly do YouTube and I wanted to show you all my new Spring clothes so I'll leave the link to that below too! This is just a gorgeous little outfit that I wore over the weekend, I went out with my family to a local Indian restaurant to celebrate some very exciting news I had earlier last week and I wanted to share my outfit with you, I hope you like it!...

Sunday, 4 May 2014

Fake Bake The Face Self-Tanning Lotion Review

Fake Bake The Face review
If you're a regular reader of EmTalks you'll know two things about me, I love fake tan and I love having a naturally glowing face. When I heard about Fake Bake's new 'The Face' self-tanning face lotion, I jumped with joy. Now don't get put off because it's an anti-aging lotion, there's no better time to start the anti-aging process than now, the sooner you start the better, if you start when you're younger, you will help to prevent ageing. Now we've got that cleared up, it's time to tell you about my new favourite facial tanner...

Friday, 2 May 2014

Why Happiness Matters... The Guide To Happy

Hello everyone, so this is a really different blog post from me today but it's something I've wanted to write for quite a while now. Earlier this week I went for lunch with an old friend of mine and we were discussing the idea of happiness. What actually is happiness and is it the most (or one of the most) important things in life? What is happiness to me and is my idea of happiness different to your idea of happiness? Everyone is different right...? I decided to write a feel good post for people to look at when they're feeling down, something which will hopefully always make you feel good about yourself and realise that there's always someone in a worse situation than you, who would do anything to be in your position. I'm not saying that any of this is right, I'm hardly the queen of happiness but hopefully this will help some people turn a sad day into a happy day, sometimes put things into perspective and see that really, there is always something to smile about. I hope you enjoy this post and I'd like to dedicate it to a good friend of mine (you know exactly who you are)...

Thursday, 1 May 2014

April Favourites

It's crazy that it's the end of April already, time is going so quickly, it's actually scary. It's May though, how exciting, that means we're getting so close to Summer! This month has been an epic one, with some pretty epic products so I thought I better talk you through my favourites this month. Trust me, you don't wanna miss this one...


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