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Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Australasia, Manchester

Trenchcoat and online here and here Topshop do great dupes too / Burberry scarf here.

I'm a sucker for a trip to Manchester, usually because it means I get to see my hairdresser, Lee at Sassoon. Lee moved over from the Leeds to the Manchester Sassoon a while back so ever since, I've been commuting from Leeds or London over to Manchester every 8ish weeks when I need a trim. He basically saved my hair and continues to do so and it's well worth the trip to Manchester. I try and tie this into going for a nice dinner, meeting friends or staying over so it feels like more of an occasion so this time, I decided to head back to Australasia, one of my favourite restaurants in the whole of Manchester and even though this is long overdue, I thought it was worth a new blog post because we had THE BEST time.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Top Winter Skincare Products

winter skincare
Hello hello! So today I thought it would be nice to do a little okay, BIG round up of my top products to get you through the winter months. I feel like it got seriously cold in the UK and actually, the weather is constantly changing so goodness knows if it’ll be snowing or 40 degrees next week. I'm currently in NYC (see more on my Instagram: www.instagram.com/emshelx) I can’t decide which season I like the best, I try to embrace them all but January/Feb always seem pretty bleak weather wise. Ever changing temperatures make my skin dry, dull and just a little unhappy plus, dark mornings make me feel so tired so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to run through some of my top products for winter skin, the things I’m loving right now. Public warning: I absolutely LOVE all things skincare so yeah, I have a fair few favourites... it really is my passion. 

Thursday, 25 January 2018

4 TIPS FOR A BETTER NIGHTS SLEEP

stripe beddingHello hello. Hope you are well! If you guys read my recent blog post with my 5 ways to tackle stress you'll probably *hopefully* remember me talking about the importance of sleep. As cliche as it sounds, sleep really is important and is fundamental for so many things. There is so much science behind sleeping and whilst I'm not an expert, we all know that sleep refreshes and replenishes our bodies/minds. I feel so much better after a good nights sleep so today in collaboration with Third Living I thought I'd bring you my 5 top tips for getting enough sleep and having a good sleep when you do get into bed.

Monday, 22 January 2018

5 WAYS TO TACKLE STRESS

topshop white pom hat
T-shirt / Hat / Coat -> Follow @emshelx on Instagram 

Stress. It's become a bit of a buzz word hasn't it? Or, is it just that we live in a crazy busy world and rarely stop to refuel, refresh and de-stress so we genuinely all are feeling a little stressed. I know I'm not just speaking for myself when I say I'm pretty rubbish at chilling out, doing nothing and, putting my phone down. I'm working on organising my schedule/life in the most efficient way in order to reduce stress this year. Over Christmas, I took a few days off and it felt incredible, I recharged my mind, recharged my body, got back into my gym routine (David Lloyd gym, I love you, you make my mind and body feel epic) and now I thought it was about time I share some of my top stress-busting tips with you. I hope you'll enjoy this post.

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

My Top Tips For A Balanced 2018

Leggings / Trainers

Hello hello and a very Happy New Year! So, today, one I’ve been incredibly excited to write: how to have a balanced 2018. It’s one of those posts I’ve been waiting to publish because I hate nothing more than people pushing diets and healthy eating on you as soon as Boxing Day comes around, no, we don’t care, we just want to enjoy the festive season without guilt. Now it’s January though, even I have started to feel like a stick of cheese (seriously, there’s only so much cheese/so many foods a girl can eat before she starts to feel as if she has turned into it). So I thought it would be nice to look at some of my top tips for a balanced 2018. This is in partnership with Yushoi.

Sunday, 14 January 2018

Top Best Beauty Products And Brands Of The Year

Charlotte tilbury highlighter
Okay okay, are you ready for a mammoth blog post? First and foremost, I am sorry this has taken so long to write, I knew it was gonna be a big one. After writing my 2017 honest reflections post, it felt wrong not to then write a blog post about my favourite and top beauty products in 2017. As most of you know by now, I love beauty, it really is one of my favourite things ever (it's a little embarrassing how overly excited I get about new beauty launches) so today I wanted to do a blog post all about the best beauty products of 2017 (and, things I'll be using this year too). As a beauty lover, I think it's important to celebrate the brands I've used the most throughout the year so let's do this.

Thursday, 11 January 2018

Healthy, Refined Sugar Free, Three Ingredient Easy Banana Bread Recipe

healthy easy banana bread
Hey guys, hope you are so well today. If you follow me on Instagram (@emshelx) you may recognise this recipe over on my Insta stories. As much as I adore fashion, beauty, travel, fitness I also adore healthy baking. Healthy baking fits in nicely with my fitness routine/schedule and means I'm snacking on naughty tasting things minus all the sugar. I love sweet treats and don't believe in deprivation so do still eat them but it's nice to have tasty, sweet recipes without all the hidden sugar. We all lead busy lives and I'm really not someone who likes spending hours making complicated recipes, I prefer a quick 'boom-boom-bang' and then my recipe is done. I have had so many requests to share my healthy, refined sugar free, super easy banana bread recipe with you so I do hope you'll enjoy. You can make this into banana muffins, banana cupcakes or whatever you fancy. If you make it, do tag me on Instagram so I can see it! 

Tuesday, 9 January 2018

Winter Pamper Tips

winter skincareThere's something about cold weather that makes me want to get extra cosy and spend more time pampering (or wrapped inside my duvet). When the colder months come around, I do change up my skincare and my pamper routine, I spend more time in the bath, less time tanning and more time snoozing (beauty sleep is incredibly important). I find I need more soothing, hydrating products for my skin in winter because my skin seriously struggles and gets incredibly dry with the change of climates. Today I'm going to talk to you about winter skin pampering and some of my top winter pampering tips. I invite you to join me for a cosy pamper day in the Lake District. I recently stayed at Another Place Hotels on an exciting trip with Range Rover (more on that soon) and of course, in such a beautiful bathroom, I couldn't resist a little pamper session. This is in partnership with Aveeno. 

Thursday, 4 January 2018

2017 Reflections - The Highs And The Lows


2017 started off with tears and an awful feeling of helplessness. We said goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 in A&E with him. We were confused, angry, upset and we wanted answers. Why did my healthy brother go from being an active young man to barely being able to move or use his mind? I guess that’s the thing with social media, you see the highs, but you don’t always see the lows. It’s something I struggle with because there are a lot of moments in my life, or things I have been through that I like to keep private, they're simply too personal, too raw and I don't feel like I can discuss them, not yet anyway. You’re damned if you do and you’re damned if you don’t or on the web should I say, judged if you do and judged if you don't. If you read my blog post about dealing with online trolls, you'll know that 2017 was the year of being constantly judged, told you don’t do anything for the world, told you're a bad person and all the jazz, all by people we don't even know. I'm over that now and I think everyone else is, we soon realised that it's those people with the deep-rooted problems and not us. 2017 has been an epic year, full of ups, downs, the good and the bad and I wanted to write a blog post all about 2017, looking at the highs and lows and lessons learnt so sit back and enjoy the ride. Some of it gets a little personal but I hope you will enjoy. *If you read anything, please read my final summary at the end. 

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