Thursday, 29 January 2015

What I Got For My Birthday

Hey guys, so it was my birthday last week, and I turned 20!! I thought that I'd do a little post on what I got, because I know I love reading these posts; maybe it's just because I'm really nosy though! I just want to say that I'm not bragging, and I am so grateful for everything I got, and everyone who was a part of my day. I'm gonna jump right in because this might be a long one!

First up are 3 pieces that my mum ordered for me from New Look, One is the hooded cape I so desperately wanted a few weeks ago, and the other two are boots. Now shoes are a bit of a difficult topic for me, because I have quite big feet - Size 9, with a wide fitting. It can be quite hard to find shoes, but we finally have! New Look is the place to go if you have slightly larger feet!

My Beautiful hooded cape; The cape pattern

Black Diamante Detailed Boots

Grey Boots - Low Heel, Knit Turndown, Buckle Detail

Next was a little bit of a joke between us; it's the 'Computer Coding for kids' book by Carol Vorderman. I'm actually studying a Computer Science module in college, and this book covers he same thing! I think it's a bit of a pity that coding wasn't a big deal when we were younger, I can't help but feel that I'm learning something that in a few years will be common knowledge to everyone. Besides my own little worries though, this book is actually really helpful, and definitely worth it! 

For a long time now, I've been lusting after owl cushions, and decorations of any sorts. So, for my birthday, my mom got me this adorable little owl doorstop with cute glasses and all. I am in love with this, but it definitely won't be going on the ground, that's for sure. It's from Penneys by the way incase anyone wants one! 

My sister promised me these adorable little lunchboxes a while ago, and got them for me for my birthday! They'e so cute, and the bottom half of the box is purple; it almost makes me excited to go back to college! You can get them in Arnotts, Avoca, or sometimes Easons as far as I know!

Next is something that I've been 100% obsessed with over the last few months - Mason Jars! When I opened this I honestly couldn't believe it; I've been searching for them, and hadn't seen them anywhere! This set comes with 2 mason jars, with flower pattern lids, a recipe booklet, and 4 straws(except the straws were missing in mine!). It is suer cute, and can be bough in Heatons if anyone would like them!

These last two weren't really presents as much as last minute things we picked up! We went for dinner in Liffey Valley, and when we finished we took a little gander in Boots. I picked up this eyeliner marker by Miss Sporty because it was quite cheap, and I really want to teach myself to use it. I'm fine with a pencil, but anything liquid completely throws me!  

 Finally, I grabbed the Rimmel Kate Matte Lipstick in the shade 22. It's a beautiful classic red colour, and is so gorgeous. I didn't have a plain red colour before this, so I can not wait to use it!  

 That's everything I got for my birthday, and again I am so grateful. I hope y'all enjoyed this, and let me know down below if you've ever seen these, or if you've tried the makeup! I'll be back soon!

- Emma x

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

I Went Shopping!

I've done it again, I went shopping! it has been a while since I bought anything much, but I finally went out and treated myself after I handed in my assignment; and Liffey Valley is on the way home, so it had to happen!  I only picked up a few little things, but I'm still soo excited about them! 

The first thing are these 'Tea tree and witch hazel facial pore strips' - sounds delightful! I bought these to use as nose pore strips, simply because they were cheaper, and had the exact same ting written on the packet as the actual nose strips. Hopefully I won't regret doing that, but I have heard that they work amazingly well, and I've been looking for quite some time since my last ones ran out. They are Boots own brand, but are the same idea as any of the bigger named brands!  They normally cost €6.49, but I grabbed them on sale for €3.24.  I can't wait to try them out and see if they live up to all these reviews! 

The next product I picked up was a Sleek MakeUp True Colour lipstick in the shade 'exxxagerate' - a beautiful purple shade. I've been lusting after this for quite some time, and can not wait to wear it out! It only cost €5.99, and is a beaut. It is quite a small lipstick as well, so is perfect to throw in your makeup bag to bring with you!

I then found the one thing I was looking for which was the No7 MakeUp Brush Cleanser. My cousin was raving about this the last time I saw her so I had to try it! It is quite pricey at €10.50, and the vouchers we always seem to have don't work on it, as it's seen as an 'accessory'. But, in the end I'm sure it will be worth every penny!

The last thing  grabbed, was something I saw just before I left, and thank God I did! It's this Soap & Glory 'Face Massage Mini Mitt', looks a beauty. I actually picked this up with the idea that I could use it to wash my brushes, as it look quite a lot like all the ones I've seen, and is half the price. It was only €5.50, so you can't blame me for wanting to run away with the whole rack, but I better see how it works first! 

I hope y'all enjoyed this a little bit, and I'll be back really soon! I'm  only just finished exams, so it's like a mad house here! Let me know in the comments if you've tried any of this, or just say hi! 

- Emma xx

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

My Current Wishlist!

Hey y'all, so now that we're suddenly thrown into 2015, there are soo many things I want to go out and buy! I always find that when it gets cold out, I want to pack away all the pretty clothes, and turn to anything warm and comfy I can find in the back of my wardrobe, so I decided to make myself a shopping list of sorts! 

I've only gone and found hundreds of cute things that I 'need'! So I made a little list of some super adorable pieces that I couldn't resist; I'll be begging my Mum to buy me some of these pieces for birthday without a doubt!

The first thing I've fallen in love with is this 'Monochrome Check' Blanket Wrap from New Look! I know I'm probably a little behind on this trend, but I tried one on for the first time the other day, and they are one of the most comfortable things ever! I love that they can completely dress up or down an outfit, so this'll be something I'm going to pick up in the near future without a doubt. Plus, it's only €17.99 in New Look at the moment.

The second is another blanket wrap, I know, it's ridiculous! But this is the Aztec Hooded Blanket Wrap! IT HAS A HOOD GUYS! I'm in love right now, and it is currently number one on my birthday list! It's €29.99 in New Look, so not the cheapest, but it's so beautiful it's worth it!

Now, next is something that I'm probably going to be waiting a long time to get, because it is very expensive! These are some of the original 'Serena' Dr. Martens. Thy are the meaning of the word classic, and I've been lusting after a pair for a long time now, so I think it's about time I start saving for them! hey are about €140 though, so I may be a while!

I have one beauty product that I feel like it's really time I bought, and that is my first MAC lipstick! It's been a long time coming if I'm honest, so I'm 110% ready to go out and buy one right now! But, seeing as I can't do that, here's the one I soo desperately want - it's MAC 'The Matte' Lipstick in the shade Heroine! I am a huge fan of dark berry shades, so this is hopefully going to be my next purchase!   €19.50 will be saved very soon, and I will let y'all know how much  love it then!

That's it for now you guys, I hope you enjoyed that! I can not wait for exams to end so I can be back into the swing of blogging properly; I miss y'all!
Let me kno if here's anything you'd like to see here in the future, down in the comments!

- Emma x

Thursday, 4 December 2014

#ThisIsChristmas Day3

Uh oh... we're only on day 3, and I'm already missing days!  College is to blame this time, not myself! 

We're back again for day 3 of the #ThisIsChristmas challenge! Today is my 'Favourite Christmassy treat (food or drink!)'.

I can answer this straight off the bat when it comes to my favourite drink; it's a mint white hot chocolate! Yes it is amazing, so delicious, but it looks super funky too - it's green! I got one only yesterday, so here's a cute little picture of that!

Guys, I 100% recommend you try this, it is without a doubt my favourite hot chocolate ever, and that's saying a lot because I love hot chocolate! 

Now, when it comes to my favourite Christmas treat, everything gets that little bit harder; I personally don't like mince pies, or Christmas cake, or pudding; I do love myself a good gingerbread person though, that's for sure. They are just so adorable, and let's be honest here, ginger is quite a Christmassy, and warming flavour and scent!  

Thanks for keeping up with these #ThisIsChristmas challenge I'm doing here; and feel free to join everyone, there's an Instagram one too if you don't blog yourself! (Find them here)
I'll see y'all later today with Day 4 of #ThisIsChristmas

Byeee, Emma x

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

#ThisIsChristmas Day 2

Hey y'all, I'm back again for day 2 of #ThisIsChristmas (Here's day 1)

Today is our 'Favourite Christmassy lips and nails colour combination'!  I'm quite excited for this, because I've really gotten into lipsticks and nail polishes this year, and my collection is slowly but surely growing!

I'm about to be the same as almost everyone else right now, and say that my absolute favourite shades for Christmas, are deep red/purple berry shades!

 I adore Rimmel products, because I've always found them to be of a really high standard while still having a drug store price; perfect for students like myself! But, they also have an amazing range of shades to choose from.

My two picks for todays post are the Rimmel 'Lasting Finish Lip Stick' in the shade 128 - Starry-eyed,  and the Rimmel 'I Love Lasting Finish' nail polish in Black Cherries. They are both really beautiful deep shades of red/purple, and I can not wait to wear them again!



Let me know what your favourite laps and nail combination is for Christmas in the comments below, and leave me some new blogs to check out lovelies!

Byeee, Emma xo

Monday, 1 December 2014

#ThisIsChristmas Day 1

Hey guys, I decide to do a blogging challenge for the month of December; it was created by Áine (, and is super cute! So, have day one of the #ThisIsChristmas tag, challenge, thing. 

Day 1 is the 'Things That Remind You Of Christmas' post! I for one have always been a huge fan of Christmas candle scents! I know i's a very stereotypical thing, but there are certain smells that always remind me of Christmas time. 

I absolutely adore candles that smell of spices, and have a warm, homely scent. My current favourites are very similar to Yankee Candle, in smells, and style, but re a lot cheaper!  I get them in Heatons, and they are absolutely delightful. 

This is the one I'm burning at the moment, just to get myself in the real Christmas mood now that we're in December - 'Mulled Wine'


Thanks for reading this little short post! Can' wait until tomorrow now; I'm leaving the challenge dates down below if anyone wants to join! There's also an instagram version if you don't blog, so I'll put that in to! 

Byeee, Emma xo


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Sunday, 23 November 2014

The TMI Tag

So I feel like it's time I let y'all know a little bit more about me, and I suppose the only way to do that is by doing a TMI tag! 
Now there's quite a few different TMI tags, so I've picked a few from everywhere, and away we gooo... 

  1. What are you wearing? Fluffy Christmas pyjamas, because I'm  at home at the moment!
  2. How tall are you? I am 5'11.
  3. Any tattoos? I don't have any tattoos no, but I do have quite a few ideas that I'd love to get done soon.
  4. Any piercings? I have 4 piercings, but they're all in my ears!
  5. Favourite show? I love Dance Moms, but, I also love CSI, Bones and Criminal Minds! Oooh and house design/ home decor shows!
  6. Favourite bands? You Me At Six are definitely one of my favourites... but I also love Paramore, 1D, All Time Low, Miley Cyrus, and many more...
  7. Something you miss? I miss all the people I haven't seen since I left school, and college! 
  8. Favourite song? At the moment, I'm loving 'Rather Be' by Clean Bandit feat. Jessie Glynn (Clicky click)
  9. How old are you? I am 19 
  10. Zodiac sign? Aquarius
  11. Favourite Quote? If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you.”  - A. A. Milne, Winnie The Pooh.
  12.  Favourite colour? Right now, I am quite obsessed with the mint/aqua green colour.
  13. Loud music or soft? I used to listen to my music as loud as I possibly could, but since going to college, I've learned how truly bad it can be for you; so a little it softer please! 
  14. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning? If I have all the time in the world to get ready, then I could easily spend an hour, if not two, getting ready for the day! But unfortunately, I like my bed way too much, and most of the time I only have 15/20 minutes!
  15. The reason I joined Youtube/Blogger?  I joined YouTube because I adored watching videos that had so much passion and love put into them, and it's something I've wanted to do ever since (I haven't yet... but I'll get there eventually!).                                                                                                                                                                                       I joined Blogger, again because I read many blogs which I found so interesting and passionate, and fell in love with the idea of being able to put my own little bits out there!  
  16. Meaning behind your YouTube/Blogger Name? My YouTube name is simply just my name, and my Blogger name (BeautyBehindLife), is all about exploring the beauty behind life, quite literal if I'm honest; but I wanted to incorporate the idea that I'd write both beauty and life posts! 
  17. The book you’re currently reading? I'm currently obsessed with a site called Wattpad, so I'm reading quite a few books on there. My current one is called 'Kiss Cam', and it's actually quite good.
  18. Place you want to visit? America, so so much of it. 
  19. Favourite flavour of sweet? I love mint humbugs (?) I think that's what they're called anyway!
  20. What instruments do you play? I actually don't play many instrument! I can play the ukulele, and dabble in the piano and guitar, but I'm not very good! I am a singer though, and I will admit that I'm not too bad.
So I hope y'all feel like you know a little bit more about me, and feel free to ask questions down below! Thank y'all for coming to read this post! 

Byeee, Emma x