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Thursday, 31 July 2014

My Favourite Products This Month; July!


Wow, so here we are again, it's already the end of the month! I think it's absolutely crazy how fast time is going but for beauty lovers, that means we've got loads more amazing products to talk about which is good! It also means that we're getting even closer to Christmas already, before we know it, I'll be writing Christmas favourites, now that really is a scary thought. Without further-ado, it's time to talk to you about my favourite products this month... 

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Woodhall Spa, Linton Review; Cream Tea & A Spa Day

boohoo maxi dress

I love spa trips, I don't go on them often enough. If it was up to me, I'd have my own spa in my garden, but unfortunately, I'm not a billionaire so that won't be happening anytime soon. Usually, good spas are miles away from my house and are exceptionally expensive. The last spa I visited was Champney's Springs, it feels like it was well over a year ago. Desperately in need of some relaxation, I was really excited when I was invited to check out Handpicked Hotel's collection of hotels and spas. I chose to visit Woodhall Spa in Linton, which is about 10 minutes from Harrogate so very close to my house. I took my Mum with me as a treat for her 50th birthday. Let's see how the day went...

Saturday, 26 July 2014

A Weekend In Paris with O2 Travel

a weekend in paris
When I was invited to go to Paris for the weekend by O2 I could hardly say no. I love Paris and this trip marks my third time in the city of love. As mentioned in my city essentials packing guide, O2 sent me away for the weekend, packed with my boyfriend on one arm, an itinerary in one hand and a phone with lots of data in the other. This O2 sim was set up with their new travel tariff (£1.99 for data per day in Europe - epic and perfect for an internet lover like myself) and their new travel app, meaning I could find my way around Paris and check Trip Advisor for the best places to eat and drink. This meant that I could continue being the food lover that I am and also meant that I could constantly update my Instagram too (yes, score!) Read on to find out what challenges they sent me on. I really did put the tariff and the app to the test and obviously ate lots of macaroons along the way...

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Kate Moss Rimmel Lipstick Collection Review: New Favourites

kate moss rimmel lipstick review
So I'm probably a little late to the party with this one, old products which have suddenly become my new favourites, oops. As most of you will know by now, I love travelling, I am suffering from an extraordinary case of 'wanderlust': 'a strong desire to travel', I enjoy jumping on a plane, but I've got to say, one of the highlights of travelling for someone who loves beauty as much as I do, (I am primarily a beauty blogger after all), is that first step into the duty free section. That's when it really hits me that I'm going on holiday. It's like female heaven. Everything a beauty lover could want under one roof, without the crippling price tags. I can't not venture into the duty free shops. When I went to Greece about a month ago, I purchased probably my favourite duty-free products yet and they were extremely affordable too. I'm excited to introduce you to something that I've had my eye on for years...

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

York, Pizza Express Summer Tour and Summer days


topshop white joni jeans
Before I went to Jamaica I was invited to Pizza Express' Summer Tour and boy, I was excited. I love food, as most of you will know by now, but Pizza Express has always been a favourite lunch-time eatery of mine (apart from when they took my favourite pasta off the menu, but that's a long story for another day). Italian food is my favourite food so I was excited to head down to their restaurant and see what their Summer Tour was all about... Let's eat! 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

The Summer Glamour Beauty Edit Box Review: Latest In Beauty

latest in beauty the glamour beauty edit
It was a very good day when the Latest In Beauty, Glamour Beauty Edit box landed on my door step. I love beauty boxes, I always have done. I've long been a fan of Birchbox and then Latest in Beauty came into my life. Some beauty boxes are pretty dudd, but it's part of the fun, you don't know what you're getting, it's like a present to yourself every month. You may remember my review of Latest In Beauty's Spring Glamour Beauty Edit Box, the amazing products inside that box really took me by surprise, let's see if this one was as good...

Friday, 18 July 2014

What To Pack For A City Break


Hello! So as you may know if you follow me on Twitter (@emshelx), I am currently in Paris! Now I haven’t really explained what’s going on (sorry!) so here’s  a little bit of an explanation; in collaboration with O2, I’ve been sent to Paris this weekend to complete some exciting fashion and beauty challenges, I can’t tell you what they are as you’ll have to find out about that throughout the weekend but for now, I thought I’d put together a little guide to help you if you’re going on a city break anytime soon. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@emshelx) so that you can keep up to date with what I get up to in Paris!

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

The Wildfox Jumper, Joni Jeans & Lavish Alice Skirt: Mint and White Outfit Of The Day

widlfox STARS & SHIPS BAGGY BEACH JUMPER
I love Wildfox, I always have and I always will. My first Wildfox item was bought for me by a special someone for my birthday and I cherish it. I constantly find myself checking the Wildfox site and adding things to my wishlist. You can probably imagine my excitement when I received this gorgeous jumper from them a few weeks ago. I'm a jumper girl at heart and whilst I love Summer fashion, I do miss my jumpers. I love this particular jumper because it's not too thick but it's still the cosiest thing ever (seriously, go into a shop and feel one, it's so furry and cosy). It's one to wear on breezy Summer days but also one to snuggle up in during colder periods. A bonus? mint is my favourite colour and I love nautical things (check out the cute little ships on it). I thought it was probably about time I styled it up...

Monday, 14 July 2014

Montego Bay Jamaica: A Cheeky Beach Break

triangl bikini

When I wrote my Summer bucket list post back in June I vowed to travel more this Summer and it feels like I’m finally ticking some of the places I want to see off my list (the world's longest list.) As Wolchin said, 'if we were meant to stay in one place, we'd have roots instead of feet'. I guess I agree with that. When I was invited to Jamaica for a last minute beach trip, I couldn’t say no. My wanderlust began the minute I touched down in Vietnam and I can't see it ending anytime soon, I have the travel bug. Jamaica is somewhere that I’ve never even really thought of going to, I have no idea why, but I like the fact that it's a little bit different from your normal holiday destination; I've been to Greece and Spain countless times so it was nice to fly out a litter further a field this time. When I did a quick Pinterest search of ‘Montego Bay’, the love was instant. I cannot wait to share this trip of a lifetime with you. Pack your suncream, it's a hot one!...

Saturday, 12 July 2014

Easy Beach Body Tips, Best Gym Kit & More! Fitness Update!

How to be fit, healthy and happy

Hello! I'm home from Jamaica! You can expect a full, sunny blog post all about my adventure very soon (cheeky little teaser above) but for now, let's talk beach bods! I’ve had quite a lot of emails/messages recently asking what I do at the gym/what I’ve been eating etc. Whilst I have done quite a few blog posts about this kind of stuff before, it seems that there are still a few unanswered questions so today I’ve decided to do a little update. My last ‘what I do at the gym post’ was back in March and I enjoy writing these posts because it actually helps me see my own progress. I do change what I eat and what I do at the gym on a weekly basis and I wanted to share what I’ve been doing recently with you. Everyone seems to be working towards their Summer bodies at the moment so hopefully this will help give you some tips/allow you to join me on my fitness journey! I would also like to say that for me, the most important thing isn't weight, it's about feeling healthy and happy and that's truly the reason why I exercise and eat healthy.

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

The Black and White Skirt: Outfit Of The Day

motel annie skirt

Hello! So as you'll know if you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, I'm currently in Jamaica! I've got lots of things ready for you to read though! I couldn't not write about this cute little skirt which was added to my wardrobe recently. I absolutely love Summer and I am such a skirt fiend, I actually have too many skirts, it's a bit of an addiction - they're so easy to wear, you can throw them on with a baggy jumper or a block coloured t-shirt, a vest or even a crop top. Anything goes. I just find them so versatile and this one is quickly becoming a new favourite. Here's a cheeky little fashion post for you...

Monday, 7 July 2014

Umberto Giannini Mend My Hair Range Review

umberto giannini mend my hair

Hello! So a cheeky hair post from me today. I am well into my hair care, as most of you will know if you read my blog regularly. The problem for me is, I do tend to spend a lot of money on hair care, I like to go for expensive brands, I've just always found great results from the more expensive brands so when I came across the Umberto Giannini Mend My Hair range I was interested and excited to try it, mainly because of the name 'mend my hair' anything that promises to mend my hair is a winner, but also, because it's affordable!...

Saturday, 5 July 2014

Too Faced Bonjour Soleil Palette Review

too faced bonjour soleil palette
It was a very exciting day for me when this beautiful new palette from Too Faced landed in my post box. I've always loved Too Faced, I remember owning their lip injection when I was younger and always looking at their stand in House of Fraser but since then, I haven't had much Too Faced in my life. But then this beauty landed on my doorstep. I love pink, I love nautical things and I love all things French, I also love to be naturally bronzed and illuminated so it would seem that this is a dream palette for me... I expected to open it and it be full of eye shadows, I'm more of a bronzer girl myself, I always prefer face products over eye products so I truly was extremely excited when I looked inside... 

Thursday, 3 July 2014

A Busy Day In London: Gabbi's Head, Cocktails

tower bridge london
Last week I headed to London for an exciting day of meetings and events, I thought I'd take my camera so that you can join in the fun with me! We're talking a pink girlie pub with Benefit, cocktails, scrumptious food and maybe a cheeky selfie with a certain someone...

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Bobbi Brown Ask Bobbi Beauty App


Hello, something a little different from me today but I hope you enjoy it! Welcome to my phone...as the saying goes 'there's an app for that', I feel like whilst there is practically an app for everything, I've never come across a decent beauty app. My phone is full of photo editing apps and then social media. When Bobbi Brown asked me to test out their new Ask Bobbi Beauty App I could hardly say no could I? I can't wait to share it with you. 

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