Saturday, 28 April 2012

A-Z about me!

I saw this on SaraJayne's blog and I love reading posts like this so I thought i'd do it myself!

Age: 17 but can not wait to be 18 in july!
Bed size: Double! I’d hate to have a single bed now I’ve had a double bed for years!
Chore you hate: Dusting! It just makes me cough and sneeze and get all itchy, urgh its horrible!
Dogs: I used to have a dog called pippin, she was a cockapoo which is a mix between cocker spaniel and a poodle :) i really want a bichon frise or a teacup toy poodle though!

Essential start of your day: I have to go for a wee and then wash and moisturise my face!
Favourite colour: Pinkkkk!
Gold or silver: Definitely prefer gold nowadays!
Height: 5ft 7 or 8, I think I’m like inbetween them haha
Instruments i play: None, I used to play the recorder in primary school and the clarinet in secondary school but nothing since year 8!
Job title: I go to college so I just work part time in a pharmacy! :)

Kids: None!! Just my kittttty cat :)
Live: Hertfordshireee!
Mums name: Lorrain :)

Nickname: People just call me em! When I was in hospital my nurses called me little miss sunshine :) a few others do aswell actually haha!
Obsession: There’s loads of things I love but I wouldn’t say I have an obsession over anything, not that I can think of! Although I have OCD over the counter at work, omg everything has to be in the right place haha!
Pet peeve: Fat legs and bum + see through leggings + bright blue/pink ‘girl boxers’ = VOMIT
Quote from a movie: ‘Faith, trust and pixie dust’ I loveeee tinkerbell!!
Right or left handed: Right :)

Siblings: I have a 20 year old sister and a 3 year old half sister :)
Time you wake up: It depends what time I start college, I start at different times on different days! If I don’t have college or work it seems to be about half ten!
Underwear: I’m obsessed with nice knickers, I literally have no plain knickers! They all have lace or frills or bows or something haha!
Vegetables you dislike: Broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, swede if that’s a vegetable haha! I only like carrots, peas, sweet corn and tomatos I think!
What makes you run late: I never run reaaally late but maybe about 5/10 minutes due to my hair or make up not going right haha! Or if the bus is late obviously I will be!
X-rays you've had done: Hips, knees, chest, teeth and my spine done about 3564387651998 times!
Yummy food you make: I am the bestttt at making cakes! I always make pink ones with pink icing and they are beeaaaautiful! I made some yesterday mmm mmm mmmmmmm
Zoo animal: Monkeysssss! :)

Hope you guys enjoyed finding out more about me! Post this on your blogs i'd love to find out me about all of you! :)

Emily xxx

Friday, 27 April 2012

Herbal Essences Dazzling Shine + Smooth and Soft

So almost 2 months ago I was in superdrug and spotted that they had half price on all herbal essences which they quite often do and seeing as my hair gets died blonde, straightened, backcombed etc it's not in the best condition! 
I decided to try the Dazzling Shine shampoo and conditioner as blonde hair never looks as shiny as the light doesn't reflect off of the colour and add that to how dead my hair is, my hair was not shiny at alll! I also picked up the Smooth and Soft intensive conditioner as my hair can be quite dry and a little frizzy!
I've also always loved the smell of herbal essences, they smell SO good! I literally just love washing my hair with these cos they smell so good! The dazzling shine smell is my favourite!
I've been using these products for about 2 months now and I wouldn't say i'm amazed by them but they definitely have made a difference to my hair! As you can see in the picture of me, my hair doesn't look amazingly shiny but it's definitely better than it used to be. I'm more of a fan of the soft and smooth intensive conditioner as this definitely does make my hair soft and smooth! It has actually made quite a difference to my hair and i love using it, when my products run out i'm thinking of getting the soft and smooth shampoo!
Also i'm quite surprised at how long they've lasted, the shampoo still has over half left and the conditioner has just under half but I do use a lot! The intensive conditioner did run out yesterday but i always whack on loads!
So overall i wouldn't say these are wonder products but i definitely like them and will be purchasing the soft and smooth shampoo and conditioner!

Let me know if you've tried any of the herbal essences range or if you prefer any other hair products! 

Emily xxx

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Eye flicks!

Firstly, sorry I havn't posted in a while I've been so busy! But i'm back with another post :)

So the one part of make up I've always been uhh not the best at.. is doing flicks with liquid eyeliner! I can never seem to make them even and I prefer them more triangular than a curvy flick which I find even harder! However the other day I tried it again and I was actually kind of proud of myself!

Yes, I am aware that this looks like a cyclops!
I used No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow in Wheatsheaf, Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner, Natural Collection Black Eyeliner and Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara in Black.

I also added a picture of my lips as I used a lip gloss I havn't used before, I got it for christmas in a No7 set and its kind of a browny red but as you can see its really pale when you put it on! I'm not sure what it's called but it only came in the christmas sets and so won't be available anymore. However i'd definitely recommend No7 lipglosses!

So please let me know if you've got any tips on the liquid eyeliner as I know this was just a lucky day haha! 

Emily xxx

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

What's in my make up bag?

I've seen quite a few posts on 'what's in my make up bag' so I thought i'd share what's in mine!
Collection 200 Naturally Radiant Foundation - 4
Collection 2000 Cover Up Stick - Honey beige
E.L.F. Clarifying Pressed Powder - Light beige
LUSH Colour Supplement - Light yellow
Natural collection blusher - Pink cloud
GOSH Precious Powder Bronzing Pearls
Rimmel Professional Eyebrow Pencil - 002 hazel
Natural Collection Lash Build Mascara - Black
Rimmel Soft Kohl Eyeliner - Jet black
Maybelline Colossal Mascara - Black
Rimmel 25 Hour Foundation - 303
No7 Lipstick - Cameo
No7 Stay Perfect Eyeshadow - Wheatsheaf
Rimmel Exaggerate Liquid Eyeliner - 001 100% black

These are the products I tend to use almost every day, though sometimes I won't wear liquid liner and I don't always wear both bronzer and blusher together and that! And obviously sometimes I use other products I have! 

Let me know if you like these products or think there's better products that you prefer!

Emily xxx

Monday, 16 April 2012

OOTN: Sophies birthday

Last week was my best friends birthday and so we went out and this is what I wore...

 My outfit is the first picture but as you can't see my shoes I added the second picture of another time I wore the shoes!

Blouse - Applesnow £11.99
White vest (under blouse) - Primark £2.50
Shorts - New Look £16.99
Shoes - New Look £12 in sale

The blouse and shoes won't be in stores anymore but the shorts are still are quite new and are still being sold! You can also get them in a lovely blue colour and a coral and I want them both as I LOVE these shorts! They fit really well and are so soft and comfy I just absolutely love them and would definitely recommend buying them! They're also the perfect length as they're short shorts but not short enough to have my bum cheeks hanging out the back! Anyway enough babbling about the shorts, hope you like the outfit!

Emily xxx

Saturday, 14 April 2012

Beauty blog tag!

 I was tagged to do this post by SaraJayne so here goes! PS go check her blog! :)

The rules are:

1. You must answer all 5 questions

2. You must tag 6 other beauty blogger's

3. You must link the blogger who tagged you in your post 

The questions...

1.What is your favourite part about blogging?

Probably that I enjoy sharing my views on things as I know it helps to read other peoples so I like that i'm helping others by doing my posts!

2. Is there something you dislike about blogging?
I feel really bad when I don't post for a few days/week when i'm away or really busy and I get scared that i'm gonna come back to no followers haha! And it annoys me that you don't get notifications that you can click on, I have to keep referring back to my emails to make sure I reply to everyone!

3.What are your favourite types of posts to read?

I love nail posts cos I find it so amazing what some people can do with their nails! I also love seeing peoples outfits and how other people like to dress and I always ending wanting everything!

4.What's your favourite post from your own blog?

I don't know exactly which one but I definitely prefer my more recent posts just for the way I have the writing and the layout etc compared to my earlier posts! I hate the way my first posts look haha!

5.Which beauty product do you want to purchase due to reading another persons blog?

I really wanna try china glaze nail polishes! I've seen so many posts on them and they look amaaazing!
So the six people i'm gonna tag to do this are...

Emily xxx

Thursday, 12 April 2012

Make Up Of The Night

Easter sunday was my best friends 18th birthday so across the weekend we had a few meals and nights out! And this is how I had my make up...
 My eyebrows gone in a funny direction in this picture but we can ignore that okay!

Rimmel 25 hour foundation -303 true nude
Lush colour supplement - light yellow (under eyes)
Collection 2000 concealer stick - 14 honey beige
E.L.F. clarifying pressed powder - light beige
GOSH precious powder bronzing pearls
Natural collection blushed cheek - pink cloud
Rimmel professional eyebrow pencil - 002 hazel
No7 stay perfect eyeshadow - truffle
Rimmel exaggerate liquid eyeliner - 001 100% black
Natural collection eyeliner - black
Natural collection lash build mascara - black
Brit Rocks false eyelashes - spiky
Collection 2000 lip liner (not sure what colour, it's  rubbed off! but obviously a reddy colour)
E.L.F. mineral lipstick - barely bitten

Wow that looks like a lot when I list it haha?! As you can see everything I use is afforadable so hopefully this helps you guys, if you want to know more on a particular product let me know! :)

Emily xxx

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

No7 Stay Perfect Nail Polish in Milan

So I was in the pharmacy waiting for my prescription the other day and obviously could not resist a look at the No7 make up where I spotted this gorgeous nail polish! It was £7 i probably shouldn't have spent but what girl can resist a new sparkly pink nail polish?! 

I've always had a thing for No7 nail polishes as they always have such nice colours and they stay on really well, especially with their top coat. This has really fine sparkles in it and so still feels smooth and not gritty and I only needed to use one coat to get great coverage with it! I have french gel nail extensions on but I couldn't wait to use it so I painted over the top of them and I love how they look! I've had a fair few comments on my nails and definitley think it's worth the £7 I didn't really have!

I'm gonna be back in the pharmacy again tomorrow with ten minutes to spare whilst I wait so no surprise if I soon come out with another post of something i've bought in there! I'd definitely recommend this nail polish and also their other colours and top coat!

Emily xxx

The versatile blogger award!

So i've been away for the weekend (hence lack of posts, sorry!) and i've come back to discover i've been nominated twice for the versatile blogger award, woohooo! So thank you to Josephine Jade and simplicity rose x for nominating me! :)
If you've been nominated you have to:

1 = Nominate fellow bloggers who are relatively new to blogging
2 = Let them know they've been nominated
3 = Share 7 random facts about yourself
4 = Thank the bloggers that have nominated you
5 = Add the versatile blogger award picture to your blog post
Seven random facts about me!...
1. This is my first blog award, woo!
2. I'm the biggest girly girl but i actually live on a farm with muddy fields, cows and sheep!
3. In august i had anterior spinal fusion for scoliosis (a curved spine) where they collapsed my lung to take out a rib, straightened my spine and put pieces of my rib between it to make it fuse and held it there with titanium rods and pins!
4. I also have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and so i'm very hypermobile and can do the splits, put my leg behind my head, lick my nose etc haha!
5. I'm allergic to nuts and petrolatum and have phobias of heights, fish and knives
6. People think im stupid as i'm a blonde girly girl who does beauty therapy but i'm actually really clever, when i was in year 8 i did the UK Maths Challenge for 18-21 year olds and got two poems printed in books, i took my french gcse a year early and then did an asset level course and got 100%
7. I'm part english, part italian, part egyptian! However i've never been to italy or egypt and people always seem to think i'm swedish....

And the people i'm nominating for this award are...... 

Emily xxx