Saturday, 28 June 2014

Liebster award!

First off, I want to say a massive thank you to the lovely Kels Kurls for tagging me for the Liebster award.  It's a great idea to promote blogging and am honoured to be tagged as I only have a small, but lovely, pool of followers!

So, here's the rules
  • Thank the blogger who tagged me.
  • Say 11 facts about me.
  • Answer the 11 questions written by the person who tagged me.
  • Write my own 11 questions.
  • Tag new and upcoming bloggers
Facts about me

I love cacti.
I can't go a day without my chocolate fix!
My favourite movie is Dirty Dancing.  Don't judge.
I have just finished reading The Fault in our Stars.
I have an awful taste in music.
I have 5 ear piercings and love them all.
Tea is one of my favourite things.
I have never read the Harry Potter books and have only seen a few of the movies.  I know, I am missing out!
I have lived in the same house for 14 years now.
Alike many other Emma's, my middle name is Louise.
I used to be a county swimmer.

Kels Questions
What do you do for a job?
I am currently a student, doing my A-levels but I also have a Saturday job at a local pharmacy.

What couldn't you live without?
Probably my laptop, I don't think I would be able to go more than a few weeks without it!

What's your favourite makeup product?
Ooohh, this is tough!  I would have to say my L'oreal perfect slim liquid liner, it creates the perfect cat eye!

Do you have any pet hates?
Bit of a weird one here, but I hate it when someone unplugs something but leaves the plug switched on.  Yeah, weird.  I know!

If you could be any animal, which would you be and why?
Haha, probably I cat.  I would love to be cuddled and sleep all day, not a hard life, eh?

If you could change anything about your past, would you?
Cheesy as it sounds, I think that I wouldn't be where I am today without my past but let's just say I would probably have never taken those awful selfies aged 11!

Do you have a favourite blog?
Yes, many!  A few are Vivianna Does Makeup, ECT LLMRS and Beauty Soup.  You should check them all out!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
To be honest, I don't have much spare time.  But most of it is devoted to spending time with my friends, watching TV and blogging (of course!)

Do you have any strange/weird obsessions?
Nothing comes to mind...

What's your favourite smell?
Coconut, without a doubt!  I love anything coconut, seriously!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Hopefully finishing uni!

My Questions

Something you wish was never invented?
A beauty product you couldn't live without?
Your favourite place?
Your favourite subject at school?
The best book you have ever read?

Do your friends/family know about your blog?
Marmite, love it or hate it?
Skincare or makeup?
Your handbag essential?
Your dream job?
Your best blogging advise?

My chosen bloggers

Beauty Soup
Curls and Comets

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Saturday, 21 June 2014

Review: NARS velvet gloss lip pencil

So, last week was stressful to say the least (hence there being no post last week, sorry guys!)  My laptop has completely crashed and I started school again after a lovely, long study leave!  But I am back with a good old review for you all of one of my recent favourites.

We all remember when everyone was going bananas for the NARS velvet matte lip pencils back in November/December, right?  At the time I received the NARS Promisuous lip set for Christmas which contained four of the matte pencils and a gloss pencil.  Being a strictly matte and satin finish lover, I wasn't at all bothered about the gloss version but it turns out it has become my new favourite lip product!

The shade I own is 'new lover' a pink shade with golden shimmer, perfect for this time of year.  It is natural but adds the perfect amount colour.
Although this is described as a 'gloss pencil' it has more of a balmy/satin finish which is perfect for me to ease me into a more glossy lip!  This also makes it surprisingly long lasting but not drying, double win!  I find pencil style products very easy to apply, although the formula doesn't glide on as easy as some highstreet options do.
I also love the mini version because it means that this is always being thrown into various bags as an on-the-go product.

I know NARS also make a satin finish lip pencil so I am eager to try that version too!

Who else is loving the sunny weather we have been having here in England this weekend?  I know Dylan is!

Saturday, 7 June 2014

Would you rather?

Image source: We Heart It

Be able to apply eyeliner perfectly or contour like Kim Kardashian?
Ooohhhh, this is so tricky!  I had to ponder over this response for a while, I think I would have to go for crazy Kardashian contouring because you can get away with smudged pencil liner but contouring can change your entire face.

Wear foundation that is two shades lighter, or two shades darker?
Defiantly lighter!  You can always correct a light foundation with bronzer and darker foundations can leave you looking like an oompa-loompa!

Wear no lipstick ever again, or no eyeliner ever again?
This is so tricky, I'm not sure I can choose!  Lipstick is a wonder product and can change any look from day to night, but eyeliner enhances the eyes and looks so classy!  If I absolutely had no choice, I guess it would have to be no lipstick.  I can always make do with lipgloss, right?

Give up your foundation or your mascara?
This one is easier, I would give up foundation.  Although I love it, I regularly make do with a bit of concealer and tinted moisterizer.  No biggie.

Wear the same makeup every day for the rest of your life, or drastically change it every day - even if it doesn't suit you?
I would wear the same makeup, I basically do this most days anyway and I know it suits me.  I couldn't take the risk of changing it.

Have dodgy brows or patchy fake tan?
I can't stand bad brows!  So it would have to be patchy fake tan, it's not as noticeable and you can always correct it with a bit of MAC face and body.

Have perfect white teeth, or have your perfect hairstyle?
Now, as tricky as this is, I don't think my teeth are all that bad.  Whereas my hair is never right, so I would love to have my perfect hairstyle!

Wear the same colour nail varnish your whole life, or be able to change the colour whenever you wish but it's always a bit smudged?
To be honest, most of the time my nail varnish is smudged and my collection of nail polish is not going to stop growing anytime soon so I would have to opt for changing nail polish colours.

Have your perfumes smell amazing to you (but to everyone else smell like a pine tree car freshener) or have perfumes that smell average to you (but smell incredible to those around you)?
Without a doubt have perfumes that smell amazing to everyone else!  I can deal with an 'average' smell just fine.

So there you go, let's just hope that we never have to make these decisions for real eh?

I am tagging Rinica at Rinica Writes and Megan at Rainbows and Ruby Slippers and anyone else who wants to do this of course!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Clothes haul - Spring/Summer

So recently I have had a bit of time off school for study leave, and lets say, it resulted in a fair bit of shopping! Oops!

This crop top is perfect if you don't want to show too much skin as it covers the vast amount of your stomach and has a high neck so it's a bit more, conservative?

Sorry for the awful photo here, I had a little trouble with exposure!  I am obsessed with these jeans but they are flying off the shelves so be quick!

When I first saw this I really couldn't decide if I liked it or not, but now I absolutely love it!  The print is a bit gimmicky but I just think it is SO COOL! (pretty sure that makes me super un-cool for saying that)

For a while now I have needed a smaller bag because my Zara bag is too big when I am just around town and don't need raincoats, umbrella's etc.  I think the woven detail is great for summer and the leather on this is super soft! (not that it will last very long)

Midi-ring - £3.50
This was from one of the stores in Outfit, but have no idea which and can't find the tag.  Sorry!  I tend to wear a lot of blue nail polish too so the pink works really well with it.

Yep, I think I need to have a little spending break now!