Sunday, 30 December 2012

Purely Natural: 1 For All Face Scrub Review

You guys know I'm constantly complaining about my dry skin (I know, I know I should shut up about it) so when I was given the opportunity to try a product from Purely Natural I knew I wanted to try a scrub! 
Although after I got to the website I was lured in by all the different products and it took me forever to decide what I wanted! I finally talked myself into going with my original plan of a scrub and chose the 1 For All Face Scrub.

Purely Natural 1 For All Face Scrub* 100ml £6.95 here

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Christmas FOTD

So I might be a little late with this post but better late than never! This post might be a little different to others as I'm writing it on the blogger app as my dad and brother are using my laptop to watch a match on tv :(
Anyway, I wanted to show you my makeup for Christmas Day (Photo at the bottom of post).

Concealer: Collection Lasting Perfection
Foundation: Smashbox Studio Skin (I did a review of it if you wanna check it out!)
Powder: 17 Miracle Matte
Highlighter: Smashbox Softlights Shimmer
Bronzed: Sunkissed Bronzing Pearls
Eyeliner: Rimmel Glam Eyes
Mascara: Avon SuperShock (review coming soon!)
Blusher: Essence Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn in Renesme Red
Lipstick: MAC Matte lipstick in Viva Glam 1

Wednesday, 26 December 2012

Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner

The second item in my prize from (read more and see the first prize in my previous post) is the Avon SuperShock Gel Eyeliner. 
Now when I first read the box I thought it was gonna be a gel eyeliner but in a liquid eyeliner pen form. You know the ones that are like felt tip pens?
I was wrong..

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Personal Post: My Christmas Day Plans

Merry Christmas everyone!
Technically its the 23rd as I'm writing this but I wasn't sure if I'd have time to write up a post on the actual day what with all the family that will be visiting, so I decided to play it safe and schedule one!

I'm not sure if I'll be writing posts throughout the 'holiday' (oooh I feel very American saying that!) period but I might schedule posts so I wanted to take this chance to wish you all a very happy and SAFE Christmas and New Years. If you are planning on going out to celebrate over Christmas and New Years please be careful and stay safe :)
Also as this is my first Christmas on this blog I just want to say thank you to everyone who follows, reads and especially those who comment even if its just to say you liked the product as well, it honestly makes my day.

ANYWAY onto the post!..

Monday, 24 December 2012

OOTD: Christmas Jumper tiiimeee

Hey guys so I just wanted to do a quick post to show you all my Christmas Eve OOTD! 
I wasn't planning on wearing a Christmas Jumper today but a while ago I won a twitter giveaway hosted by and my prize of 2 Christmas Jumpers came this morning so I couldn't not wear one!

Below is a photo of myself and my little sister in our Christmas Jumpers being silly. I decided to go with the classic Blue Steel pose from Zoolander and I guess she decided to go with Crazy Person hahaha.

Avon 6 in 1 Eyeshadow palette 'Blue Moods'

So a few weeks ago I received an email from the lovely Dee and Sinead from Viva Adonis to tell me I'd won one of the Avon sets in their giveaway. I couldn't wait to try the products as although I've tried quite a few Avon products in the past I've never tried the specific products in the set! 

So first up from the set is the gorgeous 6 in 1 eyeshadow palette in the colour 'Blue Moods'.

please excuse my finger prints all over the case!

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Avon SuperExtend Mascara

Excuse the crappy photo I had to use flash as it was night time!

I've wanted to do this post for a few days now but I wasn't sure what exactly I wanted to say. To be honest I wasn't sure of my opinion on the mascara.. until I used it this morning.
I hate it. This post is going to be short and sweet because to be honest I haven't much to say about this product.

Tuesday, 18 December 2012

Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel

If you've read my posts for a while you'll know I'm always banging on about having sensitive skin and how I get bad reactions to some products. This goes for eye creams/gels also.
I've tried a few creams and gels but they've all brought out a rash under my eyes, making them sore, red and sensitive to touch.
I found 2 of these sample sachets in my Mams room of Yes To Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel. Now I've tried the Yes To range before without any reactions so I was quite intrigued to try this.

Yes to Cucumbers Soothing Eye Gel -Full Size 30ml will set you back..
€13.20 on (here)
£14.99 for you UK girls on (here)

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Blistex Relief Cream for Sore Dry Chapped Lips

I suffer with the most horrendously dry chapped lips in winter. 
I have a habit of biting and picking at the dry bits (i know ew) which causes my lips to bleed. Then a scab of dry skin will grow over it which I will proceed to pick again. Its a vicious circle. I don't even know I'm doing it sometimes.
I've used Blistex Relief Cream before but had run out and decided to pick it up again..

*Btw I'm sorry I don't have any before and after photos, when I started using this my camera was dead and the charger was in Germany with my brother!*

Blistex Relief Cream around €3.25 in any chemist/pharmacy

Friday, 14 December 2012

River Island Simple Cross Body Bag from

Every time I read that title I picked a body bag with a cross on it or something haha.

So is one of my FAVOURITE online websites. (Now before I start my praising of ASOS, no I am not being paid to say this etc. I am just genuinely in love with this site, if I could marry it I would). 
Not only do they have a bazillion different brands and departments to choose from, they also do FREE SHIPPING WOOOHOOO. I hate paying €5 for other websites to ship to me. Now, I ALWAYS head straight to when I want a browse, I don't even bother checking other websites (I used to be a serial online window shopper) because I know I'm not going to pay the shipping price on other sites (stingey I know :P)

On my many online window shopping trips to, I always go to the bag section just to look at this one particular bag. A black cross body bag. My current cross body bag has a broken zip so I was in need of a new one BUT I didn't fancy paying €25 with Christmas coming up. So I put it off, and put it off and put it off UNTIL were having a 20% off EVERYTHING sale with a coupon code. For some reason I was willing to pay €20 for it but not €25... I don't know is that weird? I think its weird but when I saw €20 I was like ONLY €20? YES PLEASE.. I don't know.. Anyway, I was on it like a car bonnet (Geordie Shore waahheeyy ;)) and threw that baby into my basket immediately and without a second thought checked out.

I waited patiently for it to come and it actually came quite fast, I ordered it on the 9th of December and it was shipped on the 10th and arrived at my door on the 13th. Most things from the UK take FOREVER to come to me. I couldn't help but open it before I took photos but WHATEVZ I don't think you guys care about packaging anyway but I'll show you..

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Infinity Black Cord Bracelet

I've always liked the look of these bracelets but there was no way I was paying like €5 plus another €5 shipping on some jewellery website. I decided to hit ebay and see what I could find.

I loove this bracelet! I've been wearing it none stop since I got it!

Gold Infinity Bracelet €2.45

Monday, 10 December 2012

FOTD: Red Rover

So this was yesterdays FOTD when I was trying out my new MAC Viva Glam 1 lipstick (full review and swatches here). I showed my FOTD in that post but didn't mention what other products I was wearing on my face so thought I'd share it with you all. 
I might so a review and swatches on the blush I'm wearing in this also as I actually really like it and its pretty cheap too!

Personal Post: My Blog Journey

So I love checking out the #bbloggers trend on Twitter, whenever I'm on twitter you'll find me scrolling down through it. Any of my tweets that have to do with beauty/fashion I always add a #bbloggers or #fbloggers hashtag because I like other bloggers to get involved and reply to my tweets. Anyway, tonights topic was how we got started blogging and our experiences etc. 
I did tweet a little about how I got started but thought I'd write a post as I find these kind of posts really interesting, maybe its just my nosy side coming out haha, but I like knowing how others got started.

So. Where to start..

Sunday, 9 December 2012

MAC Viva Glam Lipstick (photo heavy)

So I was lucky enough to win this gorgeous lipstick in Seonaid from Beauty And Baggage's giveaway.
Weirdly enough I don't actually own a good quality red lipstick (I had one of those crappy ones you get in gift sets when you're a young teenager that I threw out a few months ago) so I was so excited to actually get this!

Get The Look: Purple Haze Eye Makeup Look

So in the last post I showed you my face of the day (here) including an eye look I also showed (here). 
You all know I'm obsessed with so I decided to show you all in a simple picture how to get the same look!

Friday, 7 December 2012

FOTD: Face Of The Day/My Everyday Makeup Routine

So I thought I'd just show you today's makeup (well yesterday since this is scheduled for tomorrow!)
This is what I wear pretty much everyday (minus the eyeshadow, I only put that on for a post which you will find here).

The products I used:
Concealer under my eyes: Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer
Powder on my T Zone: Fuschia Cosmetics loose powder
Blusher: Rimmel London blush in 'Pink Rose'
Eyebrow product: Fuschia Cosmetics eyeshadow in '18'
Eyeshadow: GOSH Smokey Eyes Palette in '03 Plum'
Eyeliner: Rimmel Glam Eyes Liquid Liner (review here
Mascara: Benefit They're Real (here) and Rimmel Scandaleyes (here)

And now onto the photos..

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Win the Essie Winter Collection & A Selection of Nail Goodies?

Hey guys so I wanted to give you all a heads up on an amaaazing giveaway being hosted by

''One lucky winner will win the FULL Essie Winter 2012 Collection, Seche Vite Quick Dry Top Coat & a Mini Manicure Set, with grooming tools and products!''

How cool is that?!
If you want to enter just go to the giveaway post here and enter using the Rafflecopter widget! Simple!
Good Luck girls :) 



So today I was trying to decide between purples or brown. I decided to go a bit colourful and chose these lovely purple colours from a Gosh Palette.

 GOSH Smokey Eyes Palette in Plum 03

I've joined SheSaidBeauty!

So I've had a account for a while but never actually used it.
Tonight I finally connected my blog to it and got a widget for my page!
Now you can follow me on there also!
You'll find the widget in the side bar or you can go directly to my page here.
If you have a shesaidbeauty account please do take the 2 seconds to follow me, I'd really appreciate it!

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

MAKEUP MADNESS: Green Festive 'Grinchy' Makeup Look

So I was extremely bored tonight and decided to go crazy with makeup. I'm more of a neutral or grey/black smokey eye looks, occasionally using a dark blue/navy or a dark purple in my smokey eye but other than that I usually stay away from colours. 
I always think coloured eye looks in magazines etc always look amazing but never actually use them on myself so I decided to try it since I wasn't going anywhere!
I already had makeup on from earlier that day (eyeliner and mascara) so it was only a matter of throwing on some eyeshadow.

Sunday, 2 December 2012 #PartyPose Party Outfit Entry!

So you all know how much I love picking out outfits and making collages on so when I saw were holding a Party Outfit contest I jumped at the chance to enter!
So basically you have to create an outfit from the HUUGGEE selection on but the catch is the outfit has to be under £100. Which is surprisingly easy with the amazing prices on Boohoo!
So here the outfit I chose..
So this is definitely an outfit I would wear! We all know sometimes we can go a little crazy around Christmas and buy an over the top extremely glittery dress that isn't really appropriate year round - I'm guilty of this - so I decided to go down a different route and chose a dress that would be versatile. I chose this gorgeous lace dress that can be worn casual or dressy and is perfect year round! I paired it with a classic black blazer (which by the way was an absolute BARGAIN) for extra warmth, a gorgeous snakeskin clutch and a simple black peep toe heel. Because the dress was very pretty and lacey I wanted to keep the blazer, shoes and clutch black so as not to draw attention away from the dress. For jewellery, as I was keeping everything else quite simple, I decided to go all out and chose some crazy in your face pieces. I chose this spike bracelet and really pretty gold ring.
And now for the important part.. did I stay within budget..
£96.00! I think that's pretty damn amazing for a dress, jacket, shoes, clutch AND accessories?
All the items are listed below with the price and a link to each item.

1. Simone Lace Netted Skater Dress £22 here
2. Serena Black Fitted Scuba Blazer £20 here
3. Lilly Ornate Armour Ring £8 here
4. Millie Snake Print Envelope Clutch £18 here

5. Yara Black Suedette Peeptoe Platform Heels £20 here

6. Xanthe Chunky Spiked Bracelet £8 here

I hope you liked my outfit. For more details on the contest and if you'd like to enter then you'll find all the details here.

Emma xo