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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Montreal's Old Port

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My time in Montreal is over. Eek. That makes me sad. I love writing travel/lifestyle posts so I thought I'd blog about my final few days in Canada. Last week, I headed into my favourite area of Montreal, the Old Port, after an amazing (and very chocolatey brunch) with some of my friends. Let's talk chocolate and cobbles... 

Monday, 27 April 2015

Michelle Keegan Spring Crochet Two Piece

Michelle Keegan lipsy
It was a very good day when the lookbook for the new Michelle Keegan range for Lipsy landed in my inbox. Recently I've started wearing Lipsy and I am so happy to be back in love with the brand, it's well made, it's fresh and it's injected some nice Summer vibes into my wardrobe. Lipsy has become sophisticated and clean cut. I seriously can't get enough of the pieces in this collection, I am so excited to share this post with you!

Saturday, 25 April 2015

Visiting Chicago; Part 2; Thompson Chicago, Best Deep Dish in Chicago, Chicago Beach, Navy Pier!

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Ah so it's time to talk to you about the second part of my Chicago trip! I am so excited about this because I honestly had the time of my life. I absolutely loved sharing the first part of my trip with you and it feels so good to be back sharing part 2 with you today, yay! Chicago is just an incredible city and looking at these photos makes me so upset because I want to go back, right now. Come explore Chicago with me for another few days!

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Festival Fashion

Coachella style

Part 2 of Coachella is happening and I can't even look at social media. When Missguided asked me if I wanted to try out some new festival outfits I couldn't say no. You may remember my festival style blog post from a few weeks ago but here is part 2! I have been attending festivals since I was about 14 and I don't plan on stopping attending them anytime soon (I actually need to buy tickets to a festival this year as I have nothing planned!) My dream would be to visit Coachella this year but I guess I missed that so I thought I'd bring my Coachella style home and wear it in a local muddy field instead! Let's talk festival style!

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Burberry Beauty Review; In The Spotlight

Burberry beauty review
If you know me, you'll know that when it comes to Burberry, I am in love. Burberry is one of my favourite brands, if not my favourite. Clothing, yes. Handbags, yes. I basically want everything Burberry at the moment. One thing I have always adored from Burberry though, is their make up. If you're a beauty lover, Burberry beauty is for you. It's been a long love affair and actually I reviewed loads of their stuff a long time ago. I am back now with some exciting new releases. I am excited to say that toady, Burberry is in the spotlight.

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Sunday Roast At Gaucho

sunday roast at gauchoOne of my favourite things to eat? Steak. One of my favourite, all time restaurants? Gaucho. One of my favourite pastimes? Sunday roast. When Gaucho invited me to sample their Sunday roast, I couldn't say no could I? All of my favourite things, together. Family come first for me, so I took them down to experience Gaucho (trust me, Gaucho is so much more than just food, it is an experience and if good service and insanely perfect food is your thing, you better keep on reading...) - I apologise in advance, your mouth is probably going to water...

Friday, 17 April 2015

My Experience At Sassoon Salon; My New Hair!

Most of you will know by now that I have new hair (I got it done at the end of March) - I never keep anything a secret because of Instagram(@emshelx)! So most of you have probably seen numerous selfies of it, but I wanted to talk to you about my experience getting my hair done. Dun dun dun! It was a scary day when I let a new hairdresser touch my hair. As most of my know, I have been desperately trying to grow my hair for a long time now, it's finally got back into good condition after not using heat on it for over a year and barely dying it. I came across Ben at Umberto Giannini around a year ago and he transformed my hair colour - I honestly never wanted to go anywhere else but to see him but when the opportunity arose for me to get my hair done at world-famous Sassoon salon, (particularly because it's in Leeds too so a little closer for me than Manchester) I kind of wanted to add it to my hair CV! Lets talk about what happened...

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Easy Healthy Breakfast Ideas; My Favourite Breakfasts

easy healthy breakfast
Everyone knows that breakfast is the most important meal of the day (or if you didn't know that, you do now). It's something that has been drilled into me for as long as I can remember, my Mum has always told me, no matter what time you get up, make sure you eat breakfast. Basically, your body needs breakfast. So many people skip breakfast and it's crazy because breakfast really does make a big difference. As I've got older, I've let eating breakfast slip sometimes and let my body get way too hungry until I can be bothered to go and make breakfast. That stops now, right here, right now. If I don't eat breakfast immediately when I wake up, my body get so hungry that I feel sick - that's my metabolism needing to be kick started and my body crying out for fuel. I'm not a fitness expert, but I can tell you, you need to eat breakfast. I've done many health and fitness posts and a lot of people email me/comment and ask me about my favourite breakfasts - there are so many amazing breakfasts out there but we don't always have the time (or we think we don't), which can leave us stuffing either nothing into our mouths or stuffing the quickest, unhealthiest thing. I photographed my breakfast for a week and thought I would share these easy breakfasts with you! Let's get fit and healthy! 

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Shopping in Chicago; Wearing Butterfly Twists!

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Hello hello hello! So as most of you know, I was recently in Chicago! If you missed my first blog post about my time in Chicago you can read that here. Trust me, my first few days were amazing (and serious food porn happened so you should definitely catch up on my journey!). Whilst in Chicago, I also did a spot, okay, a lot, of shopping and actually discovered one of my favourite shopping areas ever, so I thought I'd take you with me...

Monday, 13 April 2015

Get Summer Ready; Getting In The Summer Spirit!

Hello hello! So after the lovely response to my Spring make up favourites post back in February I thought I'd do a similar style post but this time, not just about beauty. I've grabbed some of my favourite things to get me Summer ready and I want you to join me and get ready with me!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Visiting Chicago; A Trip To Chicago, Part 1

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Hello hello hello! I am really excited about this one. If you follow me on Instagram (@emshelx), you'll know that I just got back from Chicago, somewhere I never actually thought of visiting but when the opportunity arose for me to hop on a plane there, I could hardly say no. I have a long list of places I want to visit, but recently, it's the places I had no expectations of which have impressed me the most. I didn't do much research about my trip to Chicago actually because I wanted it to be more of a relaxed city trip... so let's see how I got on!

Friday, 10 April 2015

My April Make Up Bag



April is one of my favourite months, it's brighter, lighter and a little bit warmer. I think my April make up bag reflects that (hopefully anyway!) and I am very excited to share the bits inside this months make up bag with you because they're some of my favourite yet! Also, I haven't done a 'what's in my make up bag' post for quite some time and I love writing them! 

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

A London Trip; The Bloomsbury Hotel, Tredwells & More!

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I always go to London but recently I went to London (and actually documented it!!!) for some very exciting events and meetings (and also stayed in the most beautiful hotel) so I am very excited to talk to you about exactly what I got up to! Usually, I spend all my time running around London but this time, I had a lovely hotel to rest my feet at and I spent some of my trip with a lovely friend and fellow blogger!

Monday, 6 April 2015

What To Wear To A Festival; Coachella Style; Festival Fashion


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Here I am with my first instalment of festival style. I want to go to Coachella and I am sad that I won't be there (tickets sold out way too quickly and no-one could come with me anyway *sobs* - next year?). I think festival fashion is fast becoming my favourite, I am all for bohemian, easy going, summery clothes at the moment and with Coachella right around the corner, I think it's time we embraced it even more. Let's talk about possibly my favourite outfit, ever!

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Benefit Majorette Review

Benefit Majorette review
I feel like this is a complete Summer product but I'm reviewing it today because I feel like we can get away with using this as a way to inject Summer into our lives that little bit quicker! I am late to the party with this review (as always) but hey, better late than never. I feel like the more I will for Summer to come, hopefully, the quicker it will be come. I think now is the perfect time to add a pop of colour into your life and Benefit's Majorette will do just that. My blog was looking pretty dull so I picked this out of my make up bag and thought it deserved a review by itself. Let's discuss Benefit's Majorette - it's a different one!...

Friday, 3 April 2015

Top Travel Tips; 10 Travelling Tips You Must Read!

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Hello hello! So today I really wanted to write a post with my top travelling tips. I have wanted to talk to you about travel tips for quite some time now and figured now was a good time to do it as so many people are trying to organise travels etc at the moment. I get numerous emails and tweets from people asking me all about travelling, how I did it, where I went, why I go so often and for tips so I thought I would write a post for you with some of my top tips for people wanting to travel now or in the future or maybe even in a few years time!

Thursday, 2 April 2015

A Girls Night In; Pampering & Pizza; Cheat Day

Before I start, I just want to say, cheat day is okay, particularly when Easter is basically here, so this weekend, chocolate and pizza is most certainly allowed. If you read my top health and fitness tips post, you'll see that I explained the 80/20 rule, you're basically okay as long as you eat healthy 80% of the time - it's all about a balanced diet, so yes, pizza is allowed (occasionally). Pizza makes me happy, infact, food in general makes me really happy (you'll know this if you follow me on Instagram @emshelx) so when JUST EAT asked me if I wanted a girls night in (with them) I couldn't say no. I grabbed a few of my favourite people, grabbed my favourite pampering goodies, put my favourite pyjamas on and ordered my favourite food. Come and join me for a girls night in!

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

RMK Vintage Candy Spring Make Up Collection; Brand Spotlight

RMK Vintage Candy make up collection
Hello hello hello! So I promised to write this post for you ages ago - you may remember I went along for some delicious afternoon tea with the incredible RMK team and I couldn't not follow it up with a little look at their insane new Spring collection. The weather is getting better (well, kind of) and that means the beauty industry is literally going crazy with stunning new releases too, I am really excited to share this beautiful collection with you properly! If you read my blog/follow me on any form of social media, you'll know just how excited I get about Spring (or any season really) so naturally this collection really excites me...

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