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Friday, 3 April 2020

The Best Trainers: The Best Gym + Running Trainers and The Best Trainers For Walking

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Hello hello hello, it seems the world has gone workout crazy which can only be a good thing (as long as you are safe distancing/working out indoors and listening to government guidelines #stayhome!) I have had so many requests to talk about my favourite trainers as I keep mentioning them on Instagram so I thought I would do a blog post discussing my favourite trainers so you’ve got a place to bookmark and come back to, with more of an in-depth chat. If you're looking for a good pair of lifelong trainers, this blog post is for you because the majority of them are discounted right now too #winning. Over the years I have worn SO many trainers, whether that’s for running, climbing, walking around New York for hours per day, crazy HIIT classes or wherever life takes me so I hope this blog post with my top trainers will help! These have all been thoroughly tested by me so hopefully this will help you find some good new trainers.
P.S, most of these trainers are unisex too.

You might also like: The best at home gym equipment

Monday, 30 March 2020

Best Lounge Wear - At Home Comfy Lounge Clothes - The Best Comfy Clothes

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Lounge wear seems to be selling out quicker than toilet roll and pasta right now, seriously, who'd have thought? Well, I mean I get it, there's nothing better than comfort in your own home. I mean, I've always been a massive loungewear fan, whether I'm wearing it to the airport, to lectures when I was at University, on my supermarket run or, around the house. The great thing about loungewear is it's comfortable, super chilled but you can also look good in it too, I thought I'd put together a blog post with my top loungewear picks and all my favourite at home comfy lounge clothes, whether you're working from home, chilling from home or just want to be super comfortable wherever you may be, I hope this will help with comfy clothes to wear at home. You might also like:  the best at home gym equipment. 

Sunday, 29 March 2020

Bondi Boost Hair Review - How To Grow Hair & Does Bondi Boost Make Hair Grow?

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I was SO excited to try my first bottle of BondiBoost, it was a good day indeed. If you guys are familiar with my hair struggles, you'll know that I've been trying to strengthen my damaged hair for years. I've written many blog posts about hair growth, including top products for growing hair and simply how to grow your hair, growing the hair or fixing damaged hair really is a long process but with good products and a good hairdresser (I'm looking at you Sassoon Salon), I am slowly getting there. I am asked almost daily if there are any miracle hair growth products or if there are any ways to fix the hair quickly. A new product range has been in my life over the last three months and I am so excited to review BondiBoost today, Australia's miracle haircare brand!

Tuesday, 24 March 2020

The Best Home Gym Equipment - Home Gym Workouts


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Hey guys hope you are so well, if running outdoors and home workouts (you can find mine here) just aren't cutting it for you, after many requests last night I have put together the best home gym equipment that's currently in stock and will arrive in the next few days. Most things are either sold out, cost £1000 or wont arrive for months so hopefully this helps make your search a bit quicker. Obviously you can use your own bodyweight at home FOR FREE and hopefully all my YouTube and Instagram videos will help with that, or just head for a walk or a run but if you are someone who's craving equipment, I've popped the best stuff I could find below and this is for you. I will keep adding to this as I find new good things. Keep checking back as I update things that sell out. 

Monday, 23 March 2020

How To Stay Fit And Healthy When You're Stuck At Home

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Hey guys hope you are doing well, after my 10 working from home tips blog post I thought it was time to do a 10 ways to stay fit and healthy when you are stuck at home blog post. I asked on Instagram what kind of content you guys would like from me and as many people around the world are currently self-isolating or in quarantine (or at the very least, social distancing in order to protect those who are vulnerable and our incredible emergency services/health workers/teachers/police carers/front line staff tc) or generally stuck at home due to the corona virus, many asked for some tips on how to stay fit and healthy from home, whilst gyms are closed too so I hope these tips will help you feel fit and healthy from your house.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Mother's Day Gift Ideas + Thoughtful Things To Do 2020


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Mother's Day is this coming Sunday and honestly even my Grandma (queen of organisation) forgot because let's be honest, life is a little crazy right now and there is a lot more going on in the world. As usual, I'd put together a huge gift guide for Mother's Day with SO many ideas but I'm going to slim it down as a last minute, thoughtful post with some other Mother's Day gift ideas in the hopes that it can give you some ideas to show your love towards your Mum or Mother's figure (which it goes without saying, should be done every day) during Mother's Day - whether you're together or apart, have the time to shop online or would just rather do something thoughtful at home, I really hope this helps because truly, I think we need to be showing love now more than ever. 

Sunday, 15 March 2020

10 Tips for Working From Home - How To Work From Home Effectively

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Hello hello, hope you are all so well, as so many offices are allowing people to work from home right now due to the corona virus outbreak, I thought it might be a good time to share some of my working from home tips so here are my 10 tips for working from home effectively. This isn't for people who are unwell and self isolating (due to government advice) but for people who still have to continue working as they are well and able to do so. Maybe you don't usually work from home and want to get the most out of working from home (spoiler, it's not all daytime TV and snacks) or, you're a freelancer and new to this working from home thing. I hope this will help you with some working from home tips and how to work from home in the most efficient way.

You might also find: tips for freelancers and how to be your most productive helpful.
You can find current advice for the Coronavirus (COVID-19) on the NHS website. 

Sunday, 8 March 2020

Everything You Need To Know For Your First Ski Trip + What To Pack For A Ski Trip, What To Wear On A Ski Trip

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Thinking of going on a ski trip or snowboarding vacation? I am hoping this skiing and snowboarding holiday tips post will help you. I did write one of these during my last ski trip with top tips for your first ski holiday but I’m hoping, after my second ski trip this may help you even more with everything you need to know about planning your ski holiday. I’ll never forget how apprehensive, scared and confused I was before my first ski trip. I never went on ski trips with my family growing up (we love hot weather haha) so I was incredibly confused about how it works, how do you even get up a mountain? What’s a lift pass? Why am I paying to put my life at risk? What do you wear on a ski trip? What do you pack for a ski trip? How hard is it for an adult to learn how to ski? Hopefully this will answer any questions about your ski trip. Note: I say ski trip because I personally chose to ski over snowboard (weird as I did have snowboarding lessons growing up!) but most of this relates to a snowboarding trip too.

Saturday, 29 February 2020

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Range Review - Charlotte Tilbury Instant Eye Palette in Pillow Talk Review + Pillow Talk Lipstick

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It's no secret that I adore Charlotte Tilbury and let's be honest, who doesn't? They have the best new launches and I have to say, I adore pretty much every product Charlotte Tilbury brings out and today is no different. I am a little late to the party with this but so many people on Instagram asked for a review of the new Pillow Talk range so here it is. Sit down, get comfy and for a review of Charlotte Tilbury's Pillow Talk range. P.s, you might also like: Charlotte Tilbury Lovegasm And Lightgasm ReviewCharlotte Tilbury Darling Eye Palette ReviewCharlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution Supermodel Lipsticks ReviewCharlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk ReviewCharlotte Tilbury Goddess Cleansing Ritual ReviewCharlotte Tilbury Hollywood Contour And Highlighter ReviewCharlotte Tilbury Valentine and Pillow Talk Lipstick Review - yep, you could say I'm a Charlotte Tilbury superfan!

Saturday, 8 February 2020

Jo Malone London Lavenderland Review

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It's that time again, even though it's freezing outside I can *almost* smell Spring. With a new season, comes a new scent. I had to talk about the brand new Jo Malone Lavenderland collection. I was recently invited to the press launch of the Jo Malone Lavender collection and I had so many messages sharing the excitement on Instagram so I had to write a review and give you more information on the new range. Sit down, get cosy, it's time to introduce the brand new collection from Jo Malone London, Lavenderland. Unfortunately this isn't out in time for Valentines Day but you can read my gift guide with lots of Valentines Gift Ideas if you've missed it.

Sunday, 2 February 2020

Valentines Day Gift Ideas

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Ah it’s here again, Valentines Day is around the corner and I love receiving messages from people asking what they should buy their loved one for Valentines Day. I feel like it’s a lovely excuse to do something thoughtful for someone you love (it doesn’t have to be a partner, I often send my best friend a Valentines gift to her desk). You may absolutely hate Valentines Day (I can already feel the sly digs on social media on Feb 14th to anyone who dares to celebrate Valentines Day coming lol) but I personally love it, yes it’s a commercialised holiday (hello you’re talking to the queen of falling for anything commercialised) and yes I show my boyfriend I love him every day of the year, but I do enjoy soaking up the Valentines day love and that’s not a crime. If you’re reading this I assume you love Valentines Day too, below you’ll find lots of gift ideas including some different gift ideas for Valentines Day and I hope it will help you if you’re looking for Valentines gift ideas.

Sunday, 26 January 2020

The Best Beauty Products Of 2019


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One of my favourite blog posts to write (albeit a mammoth task hehe) is my yearly beauty round up. I adore beauty products and I'm grateful I've been able to trial out so many incredible brands over the last few years. I have my favourite brands and there are always products that stick in my make up bag or bathroom shelf year after year (I'd recommend keeping an eye on my vlogs and the beauty section of my blog to see what I'm using and loving throughout the year) but then, there are newbies that creep their way into my life too. I wanted to write my 2019 beauty favourites blog post so you can see what beauty products are worth the money and which products I adored and grabbed over and over again over the last year, many, coming with me into 2020! As a beauty lover, I think it's so important to celebrate and rave about the brands I used the most throughout the year so let's do this. Let's go!

Sunday, 19 January 2020

Best Things To See And Do In New York - Huge New York Travel Guide

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Heading to New York for the first time? The 10th time? The 2nd time? It doesn't matter if it's your first or 10th, there will always be something new to see and do in New York. They say you could live there for 10 years and eat out 3x a day and still not get through all the new restaurants in New York! I thought it was about time I wrote an updated New York travel guide, with the best things to see and do in New York in one easy place. I've done all the hard work so you don't have to and you can just enjoy your trip, it can be quite stressful trying to cram in the best restaurants and things to do whilst trying to have a holiday on top. I'm always blown away with how many messages I get on Instagram (@emshelx) telling me you guys have based your trips on mine, I'm grateful to hear you trust in my recommendations. I already wrote a New York Guide and updated it after every visit but I thought it was time to bring all my New York knowledge into a new blog post, so here it is, this is my new hub for all things New York, whether you're wondering what time is the best time to visit New York, what area is the best area to say in when visiting New York or you're just wondering what things you should see and do in New York, this is for you. Get comfy, get this bookmarked, share it with your nearest and dearest and let's talk about the best things to see and do in New York.  Here's everything you need to know for your trip to New York (including where to get the BEST PIZZA in New York and where to get the best brunch in New York and the best restaurants in New York ha). Let's do this. 

Friday, 10 January 2020

New York Restaurant Guide - The Best Restaurants In New York - Where To Eat In New York

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As most of you will probably know by now, I adore New York. I feel very lucky that I've visited many many times now and actually one day, I would love to call it home for a little while. It would be a dream come true. I feel like I wrote my huge New York city travel guide a while back, then wrote my guide to the best pizza in New York and shortly after followed with the best places for breakfast and brunch in New York. I'm asked about the best places to eat in New York on a daily basis so I thought it only made sense to write an updated blog post with my guide to the best restaurants in New York. If you follow me on Instagram you'll know I take my food very seriously and do A LOT of research and cross checking before I try out any restaurant so you can trust this guide. Remember, you could live in New York for 10 years and still not eat at every single restaurant, it really is the foodie capital of the world, there are so many places I still need to try and add to this list. So here it is, my guide to the best places to eat in New York and all of my favourite restaurants for lunch and dinner. 

Monday, 6 January 2020

8 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Workout This Year

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Ah January, I've missed you. The road to warmer months is here... If you watched my 20 goals for 2020 video, you'll probably know that I actually don't mind January, it gets a bad rep as the worst month, but for me it's a nice quiet month and one where I can re-energise, get myself organised and honestly, it always makes me feel inspired. It's a chance to start fresh and start new habits. I'm one big cliche but 'New Year New Me', sits well with me. It's your excuse to start fresh so why not take it? On Instagram I'm often asked how I get motivated to work out, so as I sit here 3x carrot cake muffins down (no-one is perfect), I thought it was time to give you 8 ways to be motivated with your workouts this year. If you find this helpful, please do share it! 

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