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Sunday, 28 February 2016

My Hero Mum; A Personal Post; My Childhood & A Note To My Mum - Plus, Win A Prize For Your Mum!


With Mother’s day coming up (a week today if you didn’t realise UK folks!)  I wanted to write a post all about my Mum. I haven't done a personal post for quite some time. The lovely people at MyVQ have started a #MyHeroMum campaign where we celebrate our Mums so here is my post about my own hero! Don't worry, you can win a prize at the end of this post too so keep reading. My Mum is hands down the most influential and inspirational person in my life and I don’t tell her enough. I often think because we’re all so busy rushing around and getting on with our lives, we forget sometimes to tell the people close to us just how much we love them so if this post makes you go out and do that, then my job is done. I wear my heart on my sleeve but even I forget to tell people how much they mean to me sometimes. I have a really small family and as a child, I’d go out on a day trip every Sunday with them without fail but as I’ve got older, it’s a complete treat if I have the time to see my family on a Sunday. I'm a real family girl and I miss my family if I go a day without seeing them. Let’s talk about my biggest inspiration, Mummy!...

Thursday, 25 February 2016

Electro Brunch At Gaucho! Gaucho Electro Brunch Review

electro brunch at gaucho
Unlimited steak, sparkling wine and pancakes - three words I've never put together. I've dreamt of that situation happening, but I never knew it existed. If you read Emtalks a lot, you'll know that Gaucho is my favourite restaurant (particularly the one in Leeds because the service is always epic), cocktails are my favourite thing to drink and I'm a little bit obsessed with steak. It seems then that Gaucho's new electro brunch was made for me; think unlimited cocktails, sparkling wine, steak, pancakes and more brunch items, from 11-3pm every weekend - eat as much as you like whilst you chill all afternoon with electro vibes. Count me in, every weekend. I went to sample it over Valentines weekend and naturally had to share the occasion with you... warning, you may get hungry. 

Tuesday, 23 February 2016

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Eye Rescue Cream Review And Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream Review

Charlotte Tilbury Magic Night Cream Review
Does Charlotte Tilbury ever get it wrong? The answer is no. From her stunning packaging, beautiful launches and epic products, I just cannot fault the brand. I always find myself stood at Charlotte Tilbury counters like a little over-excited magpie. I'm a sucker for beauty products, I always have been, particularly high-end and Charlotte Tilbury has been one of my favourites for quite some time now. I've never used a bad product by her. It was a very exciting day then when I got my hands on Charlotte's new Magic Night Cream and Magic Eye Rescue. Two skincare heroes. Let's discuss these new launches from Queen Tilbs... 

Sunday, 21 February 2016

Fun, Different Ways To Burn Calories! Mix Up Your Work Out!

Hello hello hello! So today I wanted to do a quick post and share some of my favourite ways to burn fat. Obviously, I'm not an expert but these are just the things that I find work for me and the things I 'enjoy' doing. Not everyone likes the gym, so I'll be including things you can do at home, in your bedroom and in the gym! There are so many ways you can burn fat and it doesn't mean running on a treadmill for an hour! Actually, I can't remember the last time I did that. I was inspired to write this post by Fibre One (a new 90-calorie snack brand, which launched in the UK in January) so big thanks to them for that inspiration, they invited me to write a post about the best ways to burn 90 calories in celebration of their new bars and I adapted it a little bit. It's time to make getting fit fun!

Friday, 19 February 2016

Skip To Get Fit! Sure Skipathon!


Hello hello! So if you've been keeping up with my blog, you'll have hopefully read my first Sure announcement post, (you can read that here if you missed it). In my first post, I talked about Sure being an official partner for this years Sport Relief. I explained that I would be announcing something new regarding the campaign this week which should hopefully appeal to those of you wanting to keep fit too (it's completely up my street) but also, something that will raise money for charity. One of my favourite exercises for keeping fit is actually involved too! Let's discuss...

Thursday, 18 February 2016

My Daily Essential Item By Sure; Sure Announces They’re An Official Partner For Sport Relief






Hello hello hello! So today I am thrilled to announce that I will be working with one of my favourite and must-have day­-to-­day brands again. As most of you know, Sure is my favourite antiperspirant brand. You'll find it in my handbag, my gym bag and ready to be sprayed as an after shower essential. I'd be lying if I said I didn't use Sure every single day. We all have our daily routines and for me, Sure has always been a large part of mine. Antiperspirant is something everyone wears which is why I don't mind talking about it, it really is my go-to item, particularly if you're like me and you're constantly on the go and like to feel fresh all day long. There's nothing worse than arriving at a meeting (I'm always late as I'm always rushing) and feeling flustered and well, sweaty. There's a reason I use Sure every morning and always have done and it's because it's amazing. I'm excited to finally announce today some exciting news, Sure will be a main sponsor for Sport Relief 2016. I'm excited to talk more about this...

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Top Items To Take On Trips With You! My Favourite Travel Items!

what to take on a weekend trip


Hello hello! Today I wanted to do an updated packing post featuring some of my favourite items  to take on trips away. If you follow me on social media, you'll know I am craving some sunshine. This feels like the longest period since I've had some sunshine but I have lots of travels planned for March (yay) - apologies for the lack of travel posts, things have just been manic at the start of this year. January is over now and because it’s so cold in the UK, I imagine lots of people are already planning trips too, whether you’re going for a short weekend away close to home or heading further afield, hopefully my favourite things to pack will help you to look energised, glowy and keep hydrated throughout your trip!

Sunday, 14 February 2016

Clarins Multi-Active Day & Night Cream Launch! Dinner At Sketch London & Staying At The Mondrian Hotel London!

When Clarins showed me the most amazing itinerary featuring new products, my favourite venues and my favourite blogger ladies, I could hardly resist. In celebration of their new Multi-Active range, Clarins invited a handful of us to spend 30 hours in London with them, trial the products, learn about them and relax at some of the top spots in London. Let's discuss a pretty epic few days...

Friday, 12 February 2016

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Spring Collection Review; Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani
The Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Collection is basically a dream come true for beauty lovers. Gorgeous, easy to use shades, that'll take you from day to night and the most stunning packaging. Urban Decay never do anything wrong in my eyes, so let's take a little look at their new Gwen Stefani launches. Urban Decay X Gwen is going to be on your lust list pretty soon...

Wednesday, 10 February 2016

The Lace Dress; Lovers & Friends + The Fifth!

I'd be lying if I said I didn't love lace. Lace is one of my favourite things to wear, Winter or Summer. Unfortunately, we're in chilly Winter now and I'd definitely be lying if I said I was warm on this day. Luckily, I had my trusty new coat to keep me warm so I thought I'd quickly show you...

Monday, 8 February 2016

Hairapeutix Pre-Shampoo Treatment Review; To Strengthen & Restore The Hair!

Hairapeutix review
I'm an absolute sucker for anything hair care related so imagine my joy when I was introduced to Hairapeutix, a pre-shampoo treatment to help fix damaged hair.  As someone who has struggled really badly with hair loss, weak hair, extremely damaged hair and just generally non-growing hair, I'm all for trying new products. I'm happy with my hair now thanks to good products and the team at Sassoon Salons Leeds - I know I mention them a lot but you really can't beat a good hair dresser. There are steps you can take at home too though to help fix damaged hair and Hairapeutix is my saviour at the moment. The cold, dull weather has made my hair feel pretty dull and dry recently so I've been slathering this on for 30 minutes before washing. Let's see how I've been getting on....

Saturday, 6 February 2016

Healthy, Easy Pancake Recipe; How To Make Healthy Pancakes

healthy pancake recipe
Hello hello! So today I wanted to write up a highly requested post.  I'm forever posting photos of my healthy, home-made, easy pancakes on Twitter and Instagram and everyone keeps asking me for the recipe. I posted a recipe a long time ago but I've made some refinements to it and it's much better now so I wanted to share my new recipe with you, so you can make healthy pancakes too. I hope you like them and enjoy making these as much as I love eating them (best bit is, they're healthy, hooray!)

Thursday, 4 February 2016

The Jumper Dress & Knee High Boots & Longchamp Honore 404 Cross Body

If you know me, you'll know that I'm a sucker for cosy jumpers, I'm even more of a sucker for jumper dresses and I was so excited to get my hands on one. I've wanted a jumper dress for a long time, the best thing about them? Not only do they look great, but they feel like you just rolled out of bed because they're so comfy. Perfect for these chilly days. I teamed it with my favourite new jacket and of course, those boots because when do I ever take them off?

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

NARS For Space NK The Modern Minimalist Beauty Box Review



I'm always that girl who sits and waits in excitement for limited edition boxes to drop (I'm also that girl who always misses them and in a flash, they sell out right before my eyes). Not this time. When I heard about the Modern Minimalist box, a collaboration between NARS and SPACE NK, I squealed. NARS is one of my favourite brands, ever. To put it simply, I've never used a bad product from NARS, they're my go-to for pretty much everything. Everyone knows that SPACE NK is beauty heaven, it's stocked with all the top brands so this little black box is basically the dream collaboration. The box launches today (I imagine it will sell out pretty quickly) and I wanted to show you what's inside...

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