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Monday, 27 June 2022

Airport Outfit Ideas - What To Wear To The Airport - Long Haul Flight Outfit Ideas, Short Haul Outfit Ideas

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Ad affiliate throughout - As soon as Summer comes around, I get so many messages asking me for inspiration about what to wear to the airport or just general travel outfit ideas. Part of the excitement about travelling for me is finding a cute but comfy airport outfit. Travel can be long and stressful, it's super important for me that I am comfortable when on long plane or train or even car journeys. From private jet travel outfits to economy flight travel outfits or maybe you want to know what to wear on a business or first class flight, I have you covered on this blog post with what to wear to the airport, hopefully these airport outfit ideas will help you on your next trip! 
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Wednesday, 8 June 2022

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer Review

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If you read my recent review of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection you'll know I am head over heels with anything that is going to give me a glow. I have been in love with Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess and Guerlain Terracotta bronzers for YEARSToday I am reviewing the first ever cream bronzer from Charlotte Tilbury. As part of Charlotte Tilbury's Beautiful Skin range, she has launched her Beautiful Skin Sun-Kissed Glow Bronzer, perfect for summer and an entirely different bronzer to any I have used before. 

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Tuesday, 24 May 2022

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection Review

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There are certain beauty products that just evoke something within me, for me, that's the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection. I took the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess collection on a California roadtrip with me and since then, every time I smell any of the range it takes me back to the shores of California. Imagine then how excited I was to receive the new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection which incorporates a full range of products with the emphasis on Summer. The Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Collection is all about that sizzling Summer heat, a luxurious, sensual and captivating scent throughout the products. You may have read my recent review of the Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Nuit Eau Du Parfum but today, it's time to talk you through more of the collection. 

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Tuesday, 17 May 2022

The Best Trainers To Buy - Trainer Guide

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Hey guys, if you’ve been here for a while you’ll probably remember my blog post about the best trainers to buy. It's now a few years on from that and I thought it was probably time to write an updated blog post about the best trainers so you can bookmark it and come back. You can see if I’m still loving the same trainers or maybe some newbies have made the list! If you’re looking for good trainers for running, the gym, weight lifting or just long walks around cities, this is the blog post for you. I workout daily and I walk daily so I switch my trainers up a lot, over the years I’ve genuinely trialled and tested so many pairs so I hope you’ll find this useful. Tie your laces and strap in!  

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Saturday, 14 May 2022

ghd platinum+ hair straightener pastel review

ghd platinum+ hair straightener pastel review

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It goes without saying that the last few years have been the toughest for so many people for multiple reasons and it may sometimes feel a little futile to get excited about material things when there is so much serious stuff to worry about, but I personally find that immersing myself in the latest new beauty products, technologies, new up and coming trends, foods etc keeps me distracted and focussed on a brighter future for all of us. I guess it's the little things that we should take that make us happy. 

For my fellow hair enthusiasts, there's something new to get excited abut, good hair days are here with the new pastel ghd platinum+ professional smart styler. Oh my gosh, this product is epic and I challenge you not to be in love with the new spring colour way when you see it. Open up for a review of the new ghd platinum+ professional smart styler. 

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Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Fenty Beauty Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask Review - Fenty Beauty By Rihanna Review

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I went to the launch of Rihanna’s Fenty beauty brand several years ago in Harvey Nichols Leeds and remember thinking how cool it is that one of my all time favourite women now has her own Beauty brand. It doesn't take a genius to figure out that Rihanna is one of the coolest / hardest working / most inspiring women of our lifetime. Rihanna is a singer, songwriter, actress, fashion designer and business owner {plus mother to be!} - I mean, what's not to admire? Fenty Beauty blew every one away from the get go and the addition of Fenty skincare really has got people talking. I adore everything within Rhianna's empire, from her lipstick collection {I swear by Fenty lipsticks and glosses} through to her music. What I love even more is the fact that Rihanna is just every bit as passionate about Fenty as she is her music career. You can see just how much love and genuine passion goes into this brand, it shows because every single Fenty product is incredible. 

Fenty Skin by Rihanna has now launched Fenty Skin Cookies N Clean Whipped Clay Detox Face Mask and I wanted to review the mask today. 

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Monday, 9 May 2022

Sali Hughes x Revolution Skincare Review

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There have always been the original bloggers/journalists/social media figures who really set the standard and for whom I have huge respect, I trust the things they say and I am genuinely influenced by the things they recommend. One of those people is the lovely Sali Hughes. I’ve read many articles of Sali’s over the years and I’m so excited as she has recently collaborated with Revolution to launch a range of skincare products which I am going to be reviewing today. Open up for my review of Revolution Skincare x Sali Hughes. 

Thursday, 5 May 2022

Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Nuit Eau De Parfum Review

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Many of you will know how much I love to travel. It was always my dream when I was younger to explore the world when I could and I’m proud to have achieved at least a little of what the world has to offer with many more trips to come! There are so many things I love that go hand in hand with travel such as seeing beautiful scenery, relaxing and taking in fresh air, sampling delicious food and of course taking time to pamper and try new beauty products. There's something about packing my suitcase full of new beauty bits that gets me so excited. When I travel, I always try choose a new holiday scent, I feel like taking a new scent on vacation is a sure fire way to never forget that trip. As soon as you're home, you spray the scent and it instantly evokes memories of those memories again. It's magical. That's where my review of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess eau de parfum comes in. Every time I smell this perfume it reminds me of my first ever trip to California as this perfume was proudly in my bag with me. Today I am reviewing the brand new Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess Nuit fragrance, as well as discussing the entire Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess fragrance collection. In my opinion, Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder is the scent of Summer. 

Monday, 18 April 2022

Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Party Collection Review - Is Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Worth It?

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Only weeks ago I reviewed the new Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation and did a review of Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Face Oil  today I'm back with another new launch from the Queenn Charlotte Tilbury. Everyone knows the Pillow Talk is one of the ranges that made Charlotte Tilbury famous, it's definitely how I discovered the brand anyway. One Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk Product is sold every 10 seconds globally, so there's a reason it's so good. 

When I was younger and first allowed to visit my local city centre with my friends to shop on a weekend I remember just how popular the Charlotte Tilbury counter was, I remember it launching. It was situated in Harvey Nichols and girls went wild for it {me being one of them}/ As I grew older I began to realise why. Charlotte’s make up range is sassy, vivacious, exciting and just has a vibe about it that is unrivalled, plus, the products actually work. There is literally something for everyone in the Tilbury collection and it’s so good to see it thriving. For Spring there are four brand new Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk products joining the famous Pillow Talk collection, making up the Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Pillow Talk Party Collection. You can read my review of the best selling original Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk collection if you missed that. Open up for my review of the new Pillow Talk range.

Monday, 28 March 2022

Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Cloud Cream Review

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I was first introduced to Kiehl's many years ago {according to the first blog post I did about the brand, I've been using their products for over 10 years now} and one of the first products I fell in love with was a bottle of Midnight Recovery Oil. It’s true to say I’ve been hooked on Kiehl's ever since and I regularly use their products including hair and skin care products {you can read my blog post about the best Kiehl’s products to buy if you missed that}. Kiehl’s have some absolutely epic super hydrating face creams and hand creams (which my mum really likes as her hands suffer dreadfully from cracked skin particularly in winter and truly, Kiehl’s and Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour cream are the only two products strong enough her fix her hands). I am also a huge advocate of Kiehl’s shampoos, conditioners and hair care range. However if I have to say what single product from Kiehls I swear by, it is Midnight Recovery Oil. It has helped hydrate my skin more than I can tell you and makes my skin look fresh even after little sleep, it almost cheats the glow of a good 8 hours sleep and the botanical scent makes me so sleepy too.  

Given my love of the Kiehl’s brand, I was super excited to try the new Kiehl’s Omega-Rich Cloud Cream. Open up for a full review of the brand new  Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Omega-Rich Cloud Cream.

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Friday, 25 March 2022

The Best Roast Dinners In London - Best Sunday Roasts In London

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If you guys follow me on Instagram @emshelx you'll know I'm a complete sucker for a Sunday roast, in fact, I love them so much I wish they did them on Saturdays... and Mondays. I'm from Yorkshire {if you didn't already know}, so I've had my fair share of epic Sunday roasts and spent so long believing you couldn't get a good one outside of Yorkshire: I was wrong. One of my most asked questions is 'where can I get a good Sunday roast in London'. Now, I haven't tried them all, but I've tried a fair few so thought I would talk to you about my favourite, top spots for a roast in London. Bookmark this as I'll add to it when I try more Sunday roast spots in London! 

Thursday, 17 March 2022

Saint Laurent Toy LouLou bag review - YSL Toy LouLou Is It Worth The Money?

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When Christmas / my birthday comes around I like to treat myself to a new designer piece, it's just something I've started saving for and I enjoy doing it to round off the year. Unlike many people, I'm not one of those handbag collectors who keeps their bags on shelves in dust bags and never uses them. I wish I was because I know how good designer handbags can be when it comes to investments but I'm not the best of taking care of things. I buy bags because I want to use them and wear them into the ground - sensible or not, I get a lot of love and use out of my bags. Just look at my Gucci Marmont bag, I loved her so much and we had a few great years together but now she's retired. I very quickly learnt not to buy a velvet bag, ever again. Skip forward to Christmas 2021 and I got the Saint Laurent Toy LouLou bag. I was looking for a gorgeous designer bag for under £1500 and I cannot wait to review the Toy LouLou bag today for you and tell you if I think it's worth the money or not.

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Saturday, 12 March 2022

Mothers Day Gift Ideas - Mothers Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day and Mothering Sunday both have slightly different origins but essentially in our modern world they simply represent a day in which we can truly show our Mum or mother figure how much they're valued and appreciated. In the UK, Mother's Day is March 27th 2022. After what we have all been through in the past 2 years, with many of us not being able to see our loved ones on Mother’s Day and with what is happening in the world right now I really don’t think there has been a more appropriate time to stop and thank them for all they do and show them how loved they are. I would also at this point like to stop a moment and think about those people who have either lost their mum or who had a difficult relationship with their mum. 

When we were little my mum used to say to my brother and I that she didn’t need anything buying for Mother’s because all she needed was my brother and I and that meant she had everything she ever needed. That always reminds me of how selfless she and so many other mums are.  That very statement in itself means that for a single day each year she deserves spoiling.  Good parents often do so much tirelessly all year round and without expecting anything back and it is lovely certainly for me to have a day in which I can spoil her.  

One thing I must stress about treating anyone to anything that is material – budget is a very private thing and treating someone does not have to break the bank, the best gift could just be the gift of your time.  Equally if you want to go for the grand gestures then that’s your preogative – the main thing is to do something that really warms you mum’s heart and brings obvious joy to her face – that could even mean just being present and spending time with her.  I’ve put a few ideas of gifts together below based on things I know my mum likes. In this Mothers Day gift guide I’ve included something for all budgets and from a range of brands and retailers small, medium and large. I hope my Mother's Day gift guide gives you some inspiration!

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Wednesday, 9 March 2022

Jo Malone Blossoms Collection Review: Jo Malone Sea Daffodil and Bitter Mandarin Cologne Review

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If you read my recent review of the Jo Malone Roses for Valentine's Day collection, you'll probably know I am a Jo Malone superfan. Everything about the brand makes me excited; if I need to feel calm - they have a scent for that; if I am going to a special occasion - they have a scent for that. If I want to relive a memory; their scents allow me to do that. My home is covered in Jo Malone, not only do they smell incredible but they look incredible too. The new Sardinian Summer range is no exception, with the most stunning bottles and stunning scents. Sit down because it's time to take a look at the brand new Jo Malone Blossoms collection. This would also make the most perfect Mother's Day gift. 

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Thursday, 3 March 2022

Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Face Oil Review - Is The Charlotte Tilbury Serum Worth It?

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Only a few weeks ago I reviewed the brand new Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation and today I'm back with another new launch from the ultimate Queen of beauty, Charlotte Tilbury. I recently did a blog post about the best face cleansers which I hope was useful to you, as I was writing that post I decided it was time to bring back some further individual product reviews so you guys can get the lowdown on the best holy grail beauty products or shiny new launches. 

First up - I was recently lucky enough to receive Charlotte Tilbury’s brand new Collagen Superfusion Facial Oil and wow, this one deserves a review all of its own. I actually really enjoying using Charlotte Tilbury's Magic Serum {on sale!} so was so excited about this new launch. 

As many of you will know, I adore Charlotte Tilbury products. Her facial creams are as wonderful as her make up range and in fact the majority of Charlotte Tilbury launches blow me away. Every single time a new Tilbury product is released it always feels so special, having met the team I know how much love and passion goes into this brand and the Collagen Superfusion is no exception. A Charlotte Tilbury new launch is a very exciting time indeed! Open up this blog post for a full review and first impressions of the brand new Charlotte Tilbury Collagen Superfusion Face Oil.

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Sunday, 27 February 2022

The Best Facial Cleansers - Which Face Cleanser Should I Buy?

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I’m so lucky that I get to meet and speak to lots of skin care professionals in my role as a content creator {Dr Sarah Tonks at The Lovely Clinic is my number 1!} and it’s a subject I’ve had a passion about for so long. When I was younger my mum had issues with her skin and therefore never indulged herself in any skin care products in the belief (wrongly I hasten to add) that they would always worsen the extreme oiliness from which her skin suffered. On the other hand my Grandma is a life long advocate of a solid skin care routine and used to regularly talk to me about the products she used and even as a little girl used to encourage me to follow a good routine too. These two extremes of opinion led me to be curious about whether there is truly any merit in following a strong skin care routine and I have to say, I too am an advocate and think I have good reason to claim that these products really are worth using. When I attend events in connection with such products I’m always blown away by the extensive research and quality ingredients that go in to facial products so today I thought I would do a blog post about my favourite / the top facial cleansers in the hopes that you find it useful. 

Saturday, 5 February 2022

Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation Review

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When Charlotte Tilbury launches a new product you can always bet it's going to be epic. I have adored the brand for years and there's always such a hype around new Tilbury products launching, rightly so. The most recent launch from Charlotte Tilbury is the brand new, Charlotte Tilbury Beautiful Skin Foundation. Open up for a full review, thoughts and impressions of the Beautiful Skin Foundation. 

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Wednesday, 2 February 2022

What To Wear To A Wedding? Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas & Special Occasion Dresses

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Sunday, 30 January 2022

Jo Malone Valentine's Day Roses Review - Jo Malone Valentines Day 2022

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I'm an absolute sucker for anything seasonal and Valentine's Day is one of those seasons I am massively on board with: a day devoted to love, all things pretty and food? Yes please. Any excuse to spread some love. If you read my Valentine's Day gift ideas guide you'll know I am on board with Valentine's themed gifting, whether it's for yourself, for GALENTINES or a loved one. I love seeing brands get creative with new items for different seasons and a brand that win every single time? Jo Malone London. Today I am reviewing the brand new, limited edition Jo Malone Roses Collection. Jo Malone London Red Roses has long been a Valentine's gift of dreams; luxury roses, but in a bottle and now, they've gone and made the range even more spectacular. 

Wednesday, 26 January 2022

100+ Valentine's Day Gift Ideas - What To Buy On Valentine's Day, Valentine's Gift Guide

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Tis my favourite season! VALENTINES DAY! or, GALENTINES if you prefer! Whether you're looking for a gift for your husband, boyfriend, partner, girlfriend, dog, bestie, yourself or, someone you've just been dating for a little while, hopefully you'll find this gift guide useful. 

Yes yes, I know Valentines day is a commercialised holiday and we should tell people we love them everyday - that goes without saying but honestly, I see no issue in a day celebrating love, it's actually cute in my opinion haha. I often see it as GALentines day and always send my besties something too for Valentines, it's an easy way to brighten a tough year. 

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Monday, 24 January 2022

The Best Healthy Snacks

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Sunday, 23 January 2022

The Best Promo Codes For Online Shopping - List Of Discount Codes

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I'm in a fortunate position where a few wonderful brands offer me personal promo codes to share with my followers. I thought I would pop together a list of some very good promo codes indeed, just incase you want to see them all in one place and are looking for discount codes for gift shopping for example. Here is my list of the best promo codes and discount codes in one place, including Hotel Chocolat promo codes, Uber Eats promo codes and more! Hopefully this will save you some money or just get you some free food! I'm also including good sales here too! Bookmark this page for the best promo codes as I keep updating it with new discount. 

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Tuesday, 11 January 2022

The Best Places To Eat In London - The Best Restaurants In London - London Restaurant Guide

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I’ve been working in and out of London for years and years now and I’m very lucky that in my job, I’ve been able to try some of the best places for food in London. I’m also a real foodie anyway, so I’m always up for trying the best foodie hotspots. I genuinely make it my mission in life to find epic food so I am always honoured when people ask for my recommendations. I’m asked on a daily basis about the best places to eat in London so thought I’d write a guide to my top London restaurants. It’s crazy that I have a guide to the best restaurants in Barcelona and a guide to the best restaurants In New York but I’m only just writing my guide to the best restaurants and my favourite restaurants in London! Here goes, I hope you’re hungry. Here is my London restaurant guide for all budgets, whether you're looking for a luxurious date night, a fun girls night or a cheap eats but amazing food night, I have got you covered. Get ready to screenshot and bookmark this London food guide and make sure you let me know on Instagram @emshelx if you visit any of my recommendations.

Bookmark this page as I will continue to add to this post as I try and discover more gems. 

Creating My Dream Bedroom, Fine Bedding Company Night Owl Duvet Review

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In my opinion, a bedroom should be the dreamiest space in the house, it's where you go to switch off, relax and well, sleep! You want to go to bed happy and wake up happy. When you rest your sleepy head, you should forget about the world and be taken away to a blissful sanctuary. I fully believe bedrooms should be calm, non-cluttered spaces. My mind hates clutter, particularly when I'm trying to sleep. If you guys have followed my renovation over the last year, I'm sure you'll know just how obsessed I am with all things interiors. Whether it's a lamp shade, a barstool, new cushions or towels, I just love beautiful interiors. Whilst I haven't bought the bed of my dreams yet {we went for a quick, speedy delivery bed with storage}, I have found the quirkiest, time saving bed linen to exist, the Night Owl Duvet


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