Beauty, Fashion, Travel, Fitness, Wellness and Lifestyle Blog | Emtalks

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

HEALTHY OAT AND FRUIT BARS RECIPE - ON THE GO ANYTIME BARS

healthy oat bar recipeI call these my on-the-go-anytime bars and they've saved my life more times than I can remember (I am ALWAYS hungry). It's incredibly hard to find healthy and filling food when you're on the go so I usually end up stuffing my face with crisps, the healthier kind but I'm not really getting any nutritional benefits. A few years ago my Mum found a delicious recipe for some healthy bars (shout out to the lovely Carly Rowena) and has since taken inspiration from this to make her own batches of fruity, delicious and healthy bars. This is a really yummy and healthy recipe, one you can make on a Sunday night and pop in a tin for the next 5 days (if they don't all get eaten by then) and grab them when you're on the go, whether it's a quick breakfast, before the gym or tuck them in your handbag for on-the-go, you can have these healthy bars and my healthy banana bread on the go all week. Enjoy! 

Sunday, 23 September 2018

How To Be Productive - Easy Ways To Boost Your Productivity Levels


Today I thought I'd write a blog post about productivity. I know many of you will be going back to University, starting school or even just heading back to work and if you're anything like me, you're probably very good at procastination! That means, doing anything apart from the work you're meant to be doing. When I need to be, I can be ridiclously productive but usually, it takes me a while to find my stride. I've written a number of blog posts with similar topics, including top tips to inspire and motivate you, as well as my top tips for freelancers. Some of these tips definitely overlap but I hope they'll help you whether it's an assignment you need to finish, a job you're trying to get off your to do list or you're just generally trying to be more productive in your day to day life, here are my top productivity tips and I'm hoping these tips will make you your most productive! 

Monday, 17 September 2018

How To Lower Stress And Pressure Levels - Stress Busting Tips


I definitely used to be the queen of stressing out, letting the pressure get to me and just getting myself into a tizz. I feel like it's quite a common thing to do, to overthink everything, make stress where stress shouldn't exist and get ourselves worked up, and worried over well, things that don't actually need to be stressed over. Equally though, I get myself stressed about things that are worth stressing over but that's another story. I guess what I'm trying to say is (and this is easier said than done) we only live once and we shouldn't sweat the small stuff. As humans though, it's definitely in our nature to sweat the small stuff and luckily, I've come up with some ways to lower stress levels. Stress can have really serious impacts on your health and it isn't good to be stressed and worried, I promised myself I'd really try and do the things I can within my control to lower my stress/pressure at the start of this year and thought I'd share my best ways for lowering stress and pressure on today's post with some easy stress busting tips. 

Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Jo Malone Honeysuckle And Davana Review

Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana Review As we head into the final weeks of Summer (ah Summer, we loved you this year), I felt it was only right to write about and review the new Jo Malone Honeysuckle & Davana range. I'm trying to make more of a conscious effort to go back to old school blogging and alongside my personal, travel, fitness and life blog posts (which I love writing and wont be changing!), bring back some new in beauty reviews so I can coninue to rave about brilliant beauty products, starting last week with Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Blush and Eye Shadow Review. Today, it's Jo Malone's time to shine. Jo Malone Honeysuckle and Davana is described as a happy new floral and I thought it would be perfect to chat about this before it gets too chilly as I feel like it’s the perfect late summer, autumn transitional fragrance. Yep, I really just described a fragrance as transitional. I’ve been the biggest Jo Malone fan for as long as you can imagine (Earl Grey and Cucumber, Mimosa and Cardamom, Tuberose Angelica are just a few of my favourites) so it feels right to introduce you to their beautiful new range. Read on for a review of Jo Malone’s brand new Honeysuckle and Davana range.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

6 Rules I Try To Live By - How To Be More Balanced In Life

Zebra Print Pinafore Dress

Balance, it’s one of those overused, cliche words but it’s a word I love. If you’ve followed me for quite some time, you’ll probably know that I am a strong believer in balance. I use the idea of balance in work, play, fitness and my diet. Granted, I’m not the best at balancing everything (that’s the catch, balance isn’t always easy to achieve) but, I give it a good shot and recognise the importance of it. As I preach the idea of balance so much, I thought it would be nice to talk to you today about my top tips for living a balanced life and the ways I try to incorporate balance into my life to ensure I’m happy, fit and healthy (whilst living life and eating pizza too because happiness for me is not eating lettuce leaves). I hope this will help you with a few tips when it comes to balancing your life too, 6 easy little rules I try to live by for a more balanced, happy life!

Thursday, 6 September 2018

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Blush & Luxury Eye Palette Review

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Blush & Luxury Eye Palette Review
It’s always a good day when Charlotte Tilbury brings out a new product, you just know it’s going to be epic. The first Charlotte Tilbury product I ever bought was Pillow Talk, Charlotte’s famous nude lip liner. We all know Meghan Markle swears by and uses Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks too! This month, Charlotte has launched the next chapter of Pillow Talk, an extension to her universally loved and AWARD-WINNING (of course) Pillow Talk lip duo with her new, ‘Most Beautiful You’ blush and eye palettes, yup, she's only gone and launched a Pillow Talk blush and eye palette. Get comfortable as I review and have a look at these brand new products from Charlotte Tilbury.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Lessons I've Learned From Past Relationships

 Stradivarius stripe jumpsuit
Jumpsuit online here / and here / Gucci Marmont bag online here /

Hello hello, so today, a personal post. I received so many emails after writing my how getting cheated on affected me blog post so I guess I wanted to write something else about relationships. I’m still young, but I’ve kissed a fair few 'frogs' and have had my heart broken/damaged a fair few times, read my blog post about how to deal with heartbreak if you missed that. I was sat in the car recently thinking about things past boyfriends have said to me that have stuck with me or damaged me in some way or, even made me a better person. I thought it would be nice to write down what these relationships have taught me, in the hopes that it helps someone else. Remember, things do get better and looking back, I see now that all of these things have shaped me as a person. Warning: this is quite in depth and I don’t want to upset anyone but by sharing my experiences so hope it may help you.

My Monthly Loves:

AUTUMN OUTFIT IDEAS:
SUMMER OUTFIT IDEAS:
OCCASIONWEAR IDEAS:
DESIGNER WISHLIST: