Thursday, 20 December 2012

LUSH: Snow Fairy

Hey guys!
 


So before work last week I accidently popped into lush and accidently bought this shower gel and also some bath bombs...  I'd seen so much about this on blogs and youtube so decided to go check it out and OMG. It smells absolutely amazing, the bottle says it smells like candy floss and pear drops and that is exactly what it smells like! I only bought the small bottle to see if I liked it but seeing as they only bring it out over Christmas I may have to buy the bigger version before it goes!

After I've used this my whole bathroom smells amazing and I can smell it on my skin for a while. Overall, I absolutely love it. I would definitely recommend this if you're a girly girl and love pink, sparkles and sweet smells. The pink star bubble bar which I can't remember what it's called, apparently it smells like this which is amazing so I will definitely be going to pick up that! I also bought two bathbombs, the butterball and dragons egg, so I will be posting about those soon!

5 sleeps till Christmas! Eeeeeeeek!

Emily xxx 

Friday, 14 December 2012

Naked Blonder shampoo & conditioner

Hey guys!

Agh I have barely posted recently I have been so busy! I've been finishing work at 9 or 10 or even like one in the morning and seeing friends on my days off, today is literally my first chance to write a post as I'm at home ill on my day off! I have only bought one Christmas present aswell so I seriously need to get a move on!


So I'd been wanting to get sulfate free shampoo and conditioner but I hadn't really done any research into any when I saw the naked range on offer in Boots at 2 for £8. I saw that they were sulfate free so thought I would give them a try and I'm so glad I tried these as I really love them! As well as being sulfate free, they're  97% natural, vegan and don't test on animals so that's always a good thing, bambi is safe :)

I found that these smell really natural, they don't smell like they have had a fake perfume put in them, they just smell like the essential oils which are in them which is really nice. After using these just one time I really noticed my hair looked brighter and fresher! You know when you get a hair cut and your colour looks better, it was like that! I've now used these a fair few times over about a month I think and they have really helped to keep my blonde hair looking bright! I also find that my hair feels soft without feeling weighed down and it just feels light and really nice.

Overall, I really really love these products! They keep my colour looking bright, fresh and new better than any other product i've tried and they do it naturally without hurting my hair! Or bambi! I would definitely recommend these if you have blonde hair as they really help with the colour but also being natural won't damage your hair which is something bleached blondes definitely do not need!

I will definitely try to get back on top of writing posts, I have so many I need to do! What products do you recommend for blonde hair?

Emily xxx 

Sunday, 2 December 2012

New Nandoca!

Hey guys!

So I was in the routine of posting almost everyday and now i've not posted in a week! :( This week i've worked everyday training at Nandos and will now be starting full time with awkward hours so it's gonna be hard but i'm gonna try and keep up with the blog posts!

Trainee t-shirt, I have my proper ones now i'm trained! How cool is my name badge..

I know many people will be like 'lol nandos' but I absolutely love it, the people are amazing and I have so much fun and enjoy going to work. I know this will probably wear off but I reckon I will still enjoy it! We had to do 3 months of training in 5 days because it's a new restaurant so everyone has to be up to stratch but somehow I got the second highest score and even did better than people who have done the whole 3 months training!! I got 97% which is crazy but might have something to do with this...


The reason I did well was definitely because I worked for it, I wrote it all out in tables and ways I find easier to remember it and just revised until I got it. Shame I didn't do this in my GCSE's but this was more enjoyable ok..

Yes, I get free nandos everytime I work
And dessert. Yep
 And I get to work with these super duper people :) I realise I look gross but I love these guys, plus about another 20 people who aren't in this picture! I am literally loving it so far :)

So yeah, that's why I havn't posted this week put I have got some posts coming up which I will find time to write!! 

Emily xxx 

PS: My 100th Post! woooo 

Sunday, 25 November 2012

Outfit, face and mini haul

Hey guys!

So I've managed to get my camera working again, yippee! So I can finally get some better quality pictures, however I still have no idea where to place it for outfit pictures so it's gonna have to be rubbish mirror ones. I literally have nowhere high enough to put it on and noone to take pictures of me, I may invest in a shelf..

Today I went for lunch with my best friend who I hadn't seen in two weeks which is ridiculous for us! We also ended up popping into the shops because we just can't resist, even when I shouldn't be spending money.

Blouse - Primark | Skirt - New Look (belt included) | Blazer - Primark
Bralet underneath blouse - New Look | Cross necklace - Primark (with my courage ring added onto it)
I plaited my hair when wet and left it to dry, clipped up the front and voila
Double finger cross ring - Ebay
Moustache ring - River Island (for Movember)


Estee Lauder Double-wear foundation in 2W1
E.l.f. coverstick in 'Apricot Beige' under eyes
LUSH colour supplement in 'Light Yellow' on red cheeks and the scar on my nose
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in 'Peach Glow' 
GOSH Bronzing Pearls
Revlon blush in 'Berry Rich'
Natural Collection eye shadow in 'Crushed Walnut' in eyebrows
E.l.f. clear mascara on eyebrows
E.l.f. eyelid primer
Natural Collection eye shadow in 'Barley'
MUA eyeshadow in 'Pearl'
E.l.f. liquid liner
Rimmel Soft Kohl eye liner
Natural Collection LashBuild mascara
E45 lip balm

These pictures were actually taken after I went out as I didn't have time before hand, so you can see how well these products last! Also why I'm wearing the earrings I bought whilst out.. So onto the few bits I bought at the shops...

Primark - £1 | I love this colour! I'm not a huge fan of silver and gold looked a bit funny with my hair, then I spotted these. Perfect.
Primark - £1.50 | For when I clip up my big bun
Primark - £1 | My friend has this and really likes it so I thought it would be interesting to test out
Primark - £2.50 | I saw this on a beauty youtubers video (I can't remember whos!) so wanted to try it out!
Superdrug - £4 | I gave one of these away in my giveaway but forgot to pick one up for myself! I'm so excited to try this, especially as I've seen it talked about as a cheaper version of the naked palette!
So that's everything I bought, I've noticed when I try not to spend money I just end up buying cheaper things thinking i'm being good when really it probably all adds up.. But hey I'd say £10 for all this is pretty good! Have you tried the MUA Heaven and Earth palette? What do you think of it?

Emily xxx


























Friday, 23 November 2012

The Winterlicious TAG

Hey guys!

So I've seen the Winterlicious TAG floating around the blogging/youtube world and now it's my turn! I love winter and I LOVE Christmas so this makes me super super excited! 

1. Favourite Winter Nail Polish?
Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine polish in Pomegranite! I love this polish, it is so shiny and it's such a lovely deep, kind of purpley red colour, perfect for autumn/winter!

2. Favourite Winter lip product?

Well i'm allergic to an ingredient which is in a looot of lip products, especially lip balms which are obviously the best thing for winter. So my favourite Winter lip product would be E45 lip balm, how very interesting.. Although it is really plain it is a really good moisturising lip balm.

3. Most worn Winter clothing piece?
A simple one really, but my coat.. I have a couple of coats but I havn't worn any other coat than my navy New Look coat so far. It's got a fur hood, goes in at the waist and comes just under my bum. It's just a really simple but nice, flattering shape and goes with basically everything!

4. Most worn Winter accessory?
I'd have to say my black oversized scarf from Primark which has skulls on it. It's huge and even though it's not a knitted one it keeps my neck warm enough and goes with everything, I also think it can help a simple outfit look better.


5. Favourite winter scent/candle?
My favourite winter scent isn't a perfume or candle, but the smell of the fire! We have a log fire and I literally get so excited to put it on every winter as I just love it and I love the smell. I love coming downstairs in the morning and it still smells like fire from the night before, mmm.

6. Favourite Winter beverage?
I'd have to say milk.. The only hot drink i've ever liked is tea but i've even gone off that lately, i'm SO fussy and have the worst appetite. So yeah, not your typical warm winter drink but I do like a glass of milk before bed in the winter.

7. All time favorite Christmas/Holiday movie?
I'm going to have to say elf!! I literally love this film but I also love the grinch and any any any christmas film at all I just love christmas!!

8. Favourite Christmas/Holiday song?
Has to be jingle bell rock! I love this song and it also always reminds me of one of my favourite films, you probably all know i'm going to say mean girls!


9. Favourite Holiday food/treat?
Elizabeth Shaw mint chocolates. Omg. Best things ever, I only ever see them around at christmas which sucks but you get yourself to the supermarket and find that octagon shaped box filled with the little round chocolates and you will thank me for introducing you to these amazing damn things.

10. What is your favourite Christmas Decoration this year?
My favourite Christmas decoration will always be the lights on the tree, I just love having all the lights off expect the tree lights and they look so pretty and twinkly and lovely.

11. What's at the top of your Christmas list?
There's not really one particular product I really want the most, but a lot of products i'm lusting after which you can check out in my christmas wishlist!

12. What are your plans for the holidays this year?
I'll be spending Christmas day at home with my mum, stepdad, older sister, little sister and my nan and boxing day with my older sister and dad. We take it in turns so one christmas i'm with my mum, the next with my dad and whichever one i'm not with I see on boxing day! The day after boxing day I am taking a trip to Oxford Street with my best friend to shop the sales which I am beyond excited for! All of this is hoping that i'm not working any of these days at my new job, I hope not!! 

 And because you probably know by now, I don't like a post without a picture or 2...








HAHA

Another thing you may or may not have noticed by now, I frickin' love cats. These pictures make me so excited for Christmas, eeek! So you should all do this tag and be all Christmassy and excited with me and let me know if you do it!

Emily xxx (32 days!!)

Thursday, 22 November 2012

LUSH: Ickle Baby Bot

Hey guys!

So when I went to the shops the other day I couldn't resist a look in LUSH. I really wanted to buy the 'Golden Wonder' bath bomb, but seeing as I shouldn't really be spending my money I made a compromise and got the cheaper 'Ickle Baby Bot' bath bomb.


Ickle Baby Bot is £1.90 so is one of the cheaper bath bombs, so I wasn't expecting anything fancy but it has essential oils to help you sleep so he looked lovely and relaxing and also rather cute.

Before, during and after
 I'm just gonna point out that I did have bubbles in my bath before the bath bomb as he's not a bubbly one, they wern't created by mr robot. It doesn't do anything particularily interesting like some of the others, it just fizzes for a while then leaves your bath a lovely blue but for the price I wasn't expecting anything too special. It did make me really relaxed though and the next morning I actually woke up about an hour later than usual, luckily I didn't have to be up early yesterday!

So overall, whilst it wasn't really amazing and didn't do anything really cool it was a nice little treat and did relax me very well! I would recommend this if you have issues with sleeping or if you're on a tight budget but want something a bit more special than your typical ball shape bath bomb. I also think it's a really cute stocking filler type present, I just think he's so cute!

What is your favourite LUSH bath bomb?

Emily xxx

Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Mini haul: Republic, Zara, Primark, LUSH

Hey everyone!

So as you will know from yesterdays post I went shopping all on my larry, I actually only went to get one pair of jeans but came back with a couple more bits..

Dark  blue acid wash Lexi Skinny jeans - Crafted at Republic £30 but when I got to the till they were £20, fab
Black Slim jeans - Trafaluc at Zara £19.99
Primark goodies - Backcombing brush £1 | Knickers £1 each (couldn't resist some festive pants) | Hairbands £1 | Cross necklace £1.50
Better view of the cross necklace - I bought this to put a ring on as i'm not allowed to wear rings at my new job but I have one i've always worn 24/7. It's just a simple thin band that says 'courage'
Ickle Baby Bot bath bomb - LUSH £1.90 | review coming
The essentials of course, the chocolate buttons are to put on a cake for my last day of work but I had to open it cos my little sister was going mad cos she wanted one so I gave in. Then I might have eaten a few myself... The sweets are also for my last day of work and I WILL resist until then!
I also bought some ridiculously soft pink pyjamas for my little sister which were £5 from Primark but she had her hands on those before picture time. I bought a couple of presents for my best friends secret santa but I won't be putting those on here in case she has a look! So that's everything I bought, not too much as I now have no money for a month due to my new job I start on monday. Considering the jeans are for work I think I did rather well on my shopping trip compared to usual!

Emily xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

OOTD + FOTD

Hey guys!

Today I just went shopping to get some jeans for my new job (yes, uniform is jeans, super duper) but I had to go by myself as all my friends are working or at college or uni etc. Booooring, but I really needed to get some new jeans so yes off I went on my lonesome.

Bobble hat -New Look | Jumper - Zara | Leather look/wet look leggings - Primark
Sparkly jumper!
 I also wore my black Converse and my big Navy coat from New Look to keep me warm although it was absolutely boiling in the shopping centre! I ended up taking my hat off and putting my hair up as I was so frickin hot which was a major disaster cos I was using it to cover up my terrible roots!


And my face of the day...

Estee Lauder Double-wear foundation in 2W1 (I think)
E.l.f. coverstick in 'apricot beige' under eyes
LUSH colour supplement in 'light yellow' on red cheeks and the scar on my nose
Rimmel Stay Matte pressed powder in 'peach glow' 
GOSH Bronzing Pearls
Natural Collection eye shadow in 'crushed walnut' in eyebrows
E.l.f. clear mascara on eyebrows
E.l.f. eyelid primer
Natural Collection eye shadow in 'barley'
E.l.f. liquid liner
Natural Collection LashBuild mascara
Collection 2000 lip liner in a pale pinky nude colour
Natural Collection Moisture Shine lipstick in 'rose petal'     

This sounds like so much make up when it's in a list! Crrraaazy. I did buy a few things out shopping so a mini haul will be arriving very sooon. 

Also Kimberley, the winner of my giveaway, recieved her prizes today so check out her post on that!

Emily xxx

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Replica Topshop skirt!

Hey guys!

Just a super quick post to inform of some very intersting findings! I have seen leather skater skirts everywhere and love them and I have been particularily lusting after the Topshop one with studs around the waist. However, just having a browse on ebay as you do and I find basically the same skirt for half the price!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/170901980618?var=470195664935&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I'm not sure on what the quality would be like but I have had good experiences with ebay before and this one does come from England. Usually a lot of the cheaper items on ebay come from China and I did expect this would but no no all the way from Salford. I have just got a new job so I am going to be poor for a month until my first pay, booooring, but when I get paid I am going to purchase this! (Unless Topshop happen to put theirs in the sale....)

Emily xxx 

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Rimmel: Marshmallow heaven

Hello everyone!

So I tried blogging this from my phone earlier, let's just say it did not go well and I nearly threw my phone on the train tracks whilst I was waiting for my train. Safe to say I will not try blogging from my phone again :)

I bought this nail polish on the Boots 3 for 2 a couple of weeks ago and I've only just got round to using it, i'm not sure why it's called 'Marshmallow heaven' as I always thought marshmallows were pink and white...

I'm not actually sure whether I like this colour on me or not, everyone's been wearing lilac and i've been loving how it looks but on me i'm just not sure. I think it might be because i'm rather pale and this would definitely look better with a tan! However I do like the colour itself and will probably use this again when I've got some fake tan on!

Colour aside, I reaaally like the formula of this, believe it or not I don't actually think i've used a Rimmel Lasting Finish polish before! Crazy, I know. But I really like the formula, it went on really smoothly and dried quickly and it looks really shiny and smooth, it's definitely a good quality formula. So I would definitely recommend these nail polishes and will probably be investing in some other colours from this range!

What do you think of the Lasting Finish range? Do you like lilac polishes?

Emily xxx  
  

Friday, 16 November 2012

Christmas wish list!

Hello everyone!

So i've been writing my Christmas list for my mum to look at and hopefully pick a couple of bits from and it's got me so so excited! It's not too early to put up some fairy lights is it?.. It is mainly make up of course, what else would I want!


Vera Wang Princess Night Perfume - £36 | Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette £36 | Real Techniques Starter Set 1406 £21.99 | Stila Christmas Brush Set £20 | MAC Prep + Prime Skin £19.50 | MAC 266 Small Angle Brush £16 | MAC Lipstick in Plumful £14 | Topshop Lips in Secret Admirer £8 | Topshop Crescent Moon Highlighter £10 | LUSH Festive Cheer Gift Set £8.95 | Wiley 'Evolve or be extinct' Album £10 | Kevin and Perry go large DVD £4 | Angus, thongs and perfect snogging DVD £5 | Bridesmaids DVD £5 | 27 Dresses DVD £6 | Clarins Daily Energizer Collection £20 | Claireabella personalised mug £12.99 www.toxicfox.co.uk | Nars Blush in Luster £21

So only a few bits right? Don't worry, I am not expecting all of this! I will probably be adding more and more onto my list on the run up to Christmas as I see them featured on blogs and youtube videos.

What are you hoping to get for Christmas?

Emily xxx 

Thursday, 15 November 2012

And the winner is...

AGH we finally have a winner for my giveaway!!

 

The winner was picked at random by rafflecopter and is Kimberley at kimberley-xxx.blogspot.co.uk

Congratulations!! I'm so excited, well done for winning and thank you for reading my blog and entering! :)

I have emailed Kimberley and will be sending the prize asap so it should be with her some time next week! :)

Thank you all for entering!! 

Emily xxx  

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Giveaway ends tomorrow!

Hello everyone!

Just a quick reminder that my giveaway ends tomorrow so enter quickkkkkkkk if you havn't yet! Good luck and i'm so excited to find out who winssss! :)

  Emily xxx

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

I want a fur collar!

Hey guys!

So I saw this fur collar on h&m and i've fallen in love! 

£12.99 each - H&M
It's the kind of shape you would get on a coat which has a fur collar attached to it so it is just so easy to throw on with almost anything! If you didn't know, on the h&m website there is a section called 'dressing room' where you can put different pieces together and see what they look like which I LOVE and think is such a brilliant idea. So i've put together a few outfits to show you how this can go with so many things and can literally transform an outfit!

I've used this light brown coloured collar as it's my personal favourite and as you can see you can just throw it ontop of anything. I do think it looks best with coats and jackets as it looks like it is attached to it, my favourite is on the leather jacket as I really want a normal leather jacket and also one with a fur collar so this way I only need one jacket! I also think it's a really reasonable price considering you can make a million new outfits with it! It's also nice and warm for winter :) I will be buying this as soon as I have some money, however as I've got a new job which I start in two weeks I won't be getting paid from it for six weeks!! Good things come to those who wait :)

So I hope you enjoyed this post and if you havn't entered my giveaway get onto it quick quick as it ends on Thursday!! 

Emily xxx