Thursday, 23 May 2013

NOTD - Shellac French Paint

One of the perks of working in a salon is of course the free treatments. I love painting my nails, but there's nothing I love more than having someone else do it for me. Especially when its Shellac, I have no patience for sitting around waiting for nail polish to dry. Also, I like that it doesn't chip as quickly as normal polish. I find that normal polish will chip within a few hours, whereas I get about a week out of the Shellac which is pretty amazing considering I put my nails to hard work A LOT.
The other morning I had one of the other girls in the salon do this french paint Shellac polish on my nails. I was seriously so excited all day I could not stop looking at them. I love a french paint I think its classy and just goes with everything.


Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Anchor Charm Bracelet

Helloooo there, 
I apologise for the lack of posts, I'm still settling into work and everythings a bit hectic at the minute.
I was contacted by Jenni from YoursCharmingly to see if I wanted to pick out a bracelet or necklace from her website. Me being a jewellery fanatic jumped at the chance and chose this Anchor Bracelet*. 
The shipping was surprisingly fast, I was expecting it to be a few weeks as she lives in the US, but it was only about 4 days! 

Friday, 17 May 2013

GIVEAWAY: Wing Charm Necklace from YoursCharmingly

Hey guys so I've got another giveaway for you all!
I really enjoyed doing the last one and seeing how excited the winner was sooo I've got another one for you!
This time I'm giving away this adorable wing charm necklace from YoursCharmingly.

YoursCharmingly is a little online jewellery store where you can basically create your own bracelet or necklace. They are SOOO cheap like I was stunned when I saw the prices.
You choose a base, a necklace or a bracelet, then you choose a charm to add to it. They have everything from anchors, wings, little itty bitty teapots (how cute?!), shoes and many more. I think they would make a really pretty, cute gift for someone. Imagine giving your friend who is obsessed with tea a little itty bitty teapot necklace or bracelet? I personally chose the anchor and I'm so excited for it to get here! 

Anyway one of you could get this cute wing charm necklace.
All you have to do is fill out the rafflecopter form below. 
This is open internationally and will be open for 4 weeks to give everyone enough time to enter! As always any cheaters will be disqualified.
I will contact the winner when the giveaway is over, if they do not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be picked. Their details will be given to Jenni from YoursCharmingly and she will ship the prize. 
As its being shipped from Minnesota, delivery times will vary.

Good Luck!
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

My Favourite New Shows

While chatting on twitter with a friend about some new tv shows I got the idea to write a post, sharing my new favourite shows with you all! Hopefully some of you will end up loving these as much as I do!
I've also included some of my other not so new favourite shows at the end..

Monday, 13 May 2013

Would You Rather? Beauty Edition TAG

So I saw this post on Kayleighs blog Couture Girl and I thought it would be fun to do as I hadn't seen it around before!

Would you rather lose all of your mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and lipglosses or lose all of your palettes and eyeshadows?
All my palettes and eyeshadows. I rarely actually wear eyeshadow which is ridiculous considering the amount I actually have.
Would you rather chop off all your hair or never be able to cut it again?
By chop it off do you mean shave it? If you mean chop it up to a bob, I'd rather do that than never cut it again! It will grow back but I can't cope with horrible straggly ends.

Would you rather have a coral cheek or a pink cheek?
Pink! My everyday blush is pink. 

If you had £1000 to spend, Would you rather buy clothes or makeup?
Clothes! I have enough makeup to be honest, I don't need any more. I do need more clothes though, I find putting outfits together with the ones I have difficult.

Would you rather apply lipstick as eyeliner, or eyeliner as lipstick?
Lipstick as eyeliner! You could use an angled brush. I aint having no black or brown lips!

Would you rather only shop at MAC or Sephora?
We don't have a sephora here anyway but I'd probably pick MAC, my favourite foundation is from there  and Sephora is no use to me without that!

Would you rather only use one eyeshadow color or one lip color for the rest of your life?
One eyeshadow colour! Can I cheat and say one eyeshadow group? Like all browns/all greys etc. I usually only use either of those anyway. I love lipstick though so I can't give up that!

Would you rather wear winter clothes in summer or summer clothes in winter?
Its like winter here in Ireland in summer anyway so I'd choose winter clothes in summer!

Would you rather dark nails or bright nails all year round?
Bright! I rarely wear dark nails!
Would you rather give up your favorite lip product or your favorite eye product?
My favourite lip product is my MAC lipsticks and my favourite eye product is mascara.. hmm this is a tough one. I don't think I could do my makeup without mascara anyway so I'd probably have to give up my lipstick :(

Would you rather only be able to wear your hair in a pony tail or a messy bun?
Messy bun! I only wear my hair in a pony tail at the gym or on lazy days anyway!

Would your rather never being able to paint your nails again or never use lipgloss?
I never use lipgloss anyway, I hate it.

Would you rather shave your eyebrows and have none at all? or sharpie them in everyday?
Sharpie them in! I can't lose my eyebrows!

Would you rather live without makeup or nail polish?
Easy. Nail polish. 

I tag everyone!
If you do this tag please do leave a link below as I'd love to see. 
Emma xo

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Weekly Update

I almost forgot about the weekly update this week! So Im writing this from my bed, while I dance away by myself to Play Hard by David Guetta. I'm obsessed. Oh and also Demi Lovato Heart Attack. That girl can sing.
This week was pretttyyy boring. I was basically working all week. I started taking random photos throughout the day for either 'day in the life' or 'week in photos' posts though!
I had a day off on Thursday and literally spent it in my pjs on the sofa. I was supposed to drop something into the salon for the manager and ended up getting my Mam to do it so I didn't have to get dressed or do my makeup hahaha. 
I did go out last night though! I am paying for it today :( Usually I don't get hangovers but the last 2 weeks I have as I've changed what I drink on nights out now. I won't go into detail about the events of that night as they are pretty mortifying. I managed to walk around all night in over 6 inch heels perfectly fine and right as I was about to get into the car to go home I fell on my ass. Yep. Typical.
Thankfully I'm not working tomorrow as we're closed on Mondays so I have another day to recover!
I don't have any photos from last night to share as we didn't actually take any :(

God that was a boring post!? Oh well. Its better than nothing eh?!
I hope you all had a good week, a more eventful week than me hopefully??
Emma xo

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Random Facts About Me i.e A Rant About Things I Hate #1

So a while back this Random Facts tag was floating around and to be honest, I thought it was the most boring thing ever. The facts some people gave made me want to rip my eyeballs out. I could never finish a whole post. So, I decided to do it but try to make it a bit more interesting. THERE'LL BE NO 'MY FAVOURITE COLOUR IS' FACTS HERE PEOPLE. Everyone loves a rant right?
Well here we go..

Friday, 10 May 2013

NOTD - Whirled Away

I've been loving Essie Cute as A Button lately, I've been wearing it non stop. As I was going out I decided to 'jazz' it up (yes I did just say jazz it up). I hadn't used China Glaze Whirled Away in a while so decided to go with that. 
I really like the combination.
What I don't like is having to remove it. Its as hard to remove as glitter polish,
The colour underneath comes off but the actual sequin pieces don't/
To remove those, I use a nail file to buff at my nail and pick them off too.

Emma xo

Thursday, 9 May 2013

My New Baby - Nude Bag

Nude Bag: DSUK around €40 give or take a few cents.

So the other day I just happened to be in town with my Mam looking for an oil burner and spotted this beauty. 

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

OOTN - Outfit Of The Night 5/5/13

Dress: Penneys | Shoes: eBay (post up soon) | Belt: Unknown

Just a quick outfit of the night seeing as I rarely actually do these!
Apologies for the awful quality, these were taken on my iphone.
I actually wasn't even looking forward to going out, but it ended up being one of the best nights out in a long time! 
I love this lace dress from Penneys. I got it a while ago so I doubt its still in shops, but on the off chance you do happen to get it, I'd recommend getting a size smaller as these are quite large fitting. 
I hope you all had a good bank holiday weekend!

Emma xo

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dainty Doll Blush - My Girl 002

A while back I ordered some stuff from Cara Pharmacy and this blush was one of the items. I thought the colour was gorgeous and I needed a new 'everyday' blusher because my MAC Mineralize one in Dainty had run out. I had literally scraped the last bit from the edge of the empty pan. 

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Weekly Update #4

So first of all, I want to apologise for my lack of posts. 
I started work last Tuesday and have been trying to figure out a blogging schedule around work. I'm usually too tired afterwards to blog at night so I'm trying to write a few on my days off to schedule!
So far its going great! I'm loving it. They're all so nice!
I definitely got lucky and got into a nice place to work.
I haven't really done anything exciting this week as I've been working. I was supposed to go shopping on my day off on Thursday with my friend Lisa but she ended up having to work that day! We're trying to reschedule for next week!
I may be going out tomorrow night (that would be tonight when this is posted!) but I don't plan on drinking much. Having a sober night is going to interesting haha.
I'll be testing out my new shoes. Omg seriously you should see these shoes. When I saw them online I didn't think they looked that high but when they came I was like holy crap. THEY'RE HUGE! The heel is 6.25 inches. The platform is 2 inches so the heel isnt THAT high but I'm still not used to being that high off the ground haha. Plus I'm so used to wearing wedges for the last year that heels feel weird!
I'll definitely do a post showing you them because they are gorgeous.

I hope you all had a lovely week (feel free to share below!) and please bear with me while I try to figure out my blogging schedule!

Emma xo

Montagne Jeunesse Anti Stress Peel Off Masque

 I love a bit of pampering. I was in the supermarket with my Mam and just happened to walk past the Montagne Jeunesse face mask stand and decided to have a quick look. I've used one of their masks before, one of the thick wash off strawberry ones. While I did like how it made my skin feel, I found it hard to remove with a wet sponge. So this time, I decided to try a peel off one. This one says it removes dead skin as well as being anti stress.

Thursday, 2 May 2013

Essie - Too Too Hot

Hey guys quick NOTD, I just want to quickly apologise for the lack of posts during the next week or so. I've just started at my new job so I'm trying to figure out a blogging schedule around my hours so please bear with me. So far its going great though, the owners are soooo lovely.
I looveeee this colour. Its the perfect red.
I'd planned on having an OOTD up this week as I was supposed to go shopping with one of my friends today but she ended up having to work today while I was off so we're going to go next week instead!

Emma xo