Sunday, 30 March 2014


So I have finally ventured into the frankly  terrifying world of Bloglovin', and to 'claim' this blog I have to add a little link to one of posts!  I figure there is no better way to do this, than to give it it's own little post , am I right?  Yeah I am... 

Honestly I'm super excited to get out there and find loads of new amazing blogs that I can follow! 

Sooo... Follow me on Bloglovin' maybe? K thanks! <3

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Byeee, Emma xx

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

My Fail Of A Study Week?

If you go back 2(?) posts, you'll see that I had a little study week last week! I also made soooo many plans for this week! Of which almost none happened! I had a feeling this would happen... of course my idea of motivation was procrastinating by writing a blog post on it! I had 3 little things I wanted to do:

1) Complete some of the work I have to do for college in the upcoming weeks
2) Take a trip down to the gym at least once so I don't go a week without, and workout at home on other days!
3) Finally organise my room so it's ready for when I have people over!

Well... looking back at them, I suppose I technically did everything I wanted to do... just in smaller amounts than were needed!

1) I did some work... I finished one lot of homework? And then put off the two assignments I now have due for next week! But.. I have started them now, so maybe this isn't too bad, because I know that I'm now on such a time limit! Here's to pure luck y'all...

2) The gym... Well I have to say that the gym honestly didn't happen!  But I did go for a walk one day.. that counts doesn't it? I also went shopping... and that involved a lot of walking, and carrying bags! I totally didn't do too bad at this one!

3) Now this one I really did try at! But you know when you don't have enough time in a day to finish something? Yeah.. that may have happened!
My room does this thing where it gets a lot worse before it gets better, so I spent a good 5/6 hours trying to completely re-do my room! It's not too bad at the moment if I'm honest... I'm quite proud of my work, even if it's not perfect just yet !

So maybe this week wasn't quite as much of a fail as I thought! Even though I didn't do everything I had planned properly... but I did have a good time, and I suppose that is one of the most important things right? 

I suppose I'd better be off now and do all that college work yeah? Alright...

Byeee, Emma xx

Monday, 24 March 2014

Sister Bonding Time

Yesterday (Sunday), I went to a lovely lunch with most of my family! We went to a little pub in my village, and I had the nicest curry I've had in a long time (which I forgot to take pictures of...). But not to worry... I took plenty of other pictures! 

So because I have been on a study week from college and my sister had some school work to do, the two of us came home a bit early; and we of course procrastinated as much as we could! 
I decided it was about time I took my 'big girl' camera out again, and started using it! So we spent an hour or so doing makeup and taking photos in our garden! 

Here's some of the 'beautiful' images we finished the day with!!

 This is me by the way! Hi! And this is what happens when I learn how to take selfies on big cameras!

 This is my beautiful sister in her outfit for lunch! Posing for that camera!

 These are my sister's boots; I am very jealous of her for having them! (€17 in Penneys!) They are just the cutest!!

 This is them again! With her lace tights, also from Penneys! I adore the pictures these boots take! 

This is the two of us taking a big camera selfie! Ahh I love the lil thing! <3
This last one is my sisters attempt at taking blog pictures; she didn't do too bad! To be fair I probably wasn't the easiest subject to shoot! I also lost the glasses for these.... so had no idea what she was doing! 

Well that's all I've got to show from our lil shoot, but I hope this was kind of enjoyable, and It didn't bore too much! 
I can't wait to fill you in on the going-ons of my study week! 

Byeee, Emma! xx

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

A Whole Week Off!

Do you ever get the feeling that the time you have off work or college or school is about to be a huuuge waste? I have that feeling today... I've already had the weekend, Monday, and now Tuesday away from college, and I have accomplished pretty much nothing so far! 

Can't lie... I have made about a hundred plans for this week, both study and social; but actually getting something done will be the real task! AND I've a feeling I'll be returning to college next week with just as many assignments as I have now, and even more friends to try and visit! 

BUT... That is not how I want it to be! I am going to try my best and make this week a little more productive than my previous holidays! So I've made 3 lil plans for this week, and I figure if I write them down here I'll have a bit more motivation to carry these out!

So here they are! 
1) Complete some of the work I have to do for college in the upcoming weeks
2) Take a trip down to the gym at least once so I don't go a week without, and workout at home on other days!
3) Finally organise my room so it's ready for when I have people over!

I know these might not sounds like the most difficult things to do, but they definitely aren't easy when I know I could just curl up on the couch with a book, or on my laptop! 

So here I go, and I honestly can't wait to see what happens! I'm looking forward to writing a post about how it goes for next week; and I'm sure I'll have stories to share before that!

Love and Hugs, Emma xx

Monday, 10 March 2014

Beauty Haul Time

Ok I have a confession to make... I went a little bit crazy on Valentines Day when my favourite website had a sale for all us lovely single people! I got 20% off all of these products (thankfully), but I have included the original prices incase anyone is wondering!

I'll admit I made quite an impact on my card that day... But these are things I have been dying to try for a long time! So y'all have Cloud10Beauty to thank for this!

I have a slight obsession with EOS lipbalms thanks to watching youtubers, so I decided I NEEDED to buy myself another one (and three for my sister!) I got myself the pomegranate and raspberry flavour (€6.95), and I love it! I've always found these lip balms really moisturising as well as smelling and tasting amazing! I'll let you know my sisters opinion on hers when she gets them!

I also got the Sleek 'Au Naturel' eyeshadow palette (Originally €9.99) It has some beautiful earthy brown tones, as well as some beautiful pale and quite dark colours! I used it this weekend and I adored it; it lasts all night too! The pigmentation is amazing so I know this will last for a long time!

I always seem to have a bit of a problem with finding a powder that not only looks good, but that I can carry around with me all day! I'm trying out the Sleek Professional Finishing Powder (Usually €8.49), and so far I'm loving it! It sets my makeup perfectly but doesn't give too heavy a coverage! Powder always seems to make my skin extremely dry also, but thankfully this one hasn't so far!! The only problem I have with this powder is that because it's a loose powder, I seem to get it all over me when I'm doing my face; and I always tip out too much or not enough!

The last things I got were three Real Techniques brushes. I bought the Powder Brush, Stippling Brush, and Setting Brush!

I absolutely adore the Powder Brush (Normally €13.50) I couldn't resist it! Don't get me wrong, it is hella huge, but it holds product perfectly, and buffs powder into the skin with no problem!

The Stippling Brush (Usually €13.50) is the prettiest brush I own, and when you get the hang of it, it can apply your foundation so flawlessly! I can't lie, the first few times I tried it I had a few streaks and a bit of an uneven coverage, but after some practice I get it right almost every time! The only thing I don't like is that it takes time to use a stippling brush every day, so it might not be the best idea if you're always rushing!

This Setting Brush (Usually €8.50) is the sweetest little face brush I've ever seen! I still haven't decided exactly what I'm going to use it for, but at the moment it's being used to blend my concealer; and it's working quite well if I'm honest!

That was all I have for this lil haul/review! I hope this didn't bore you too much, and you should definitely try out some of these products!

Love and Hugs, Emma xx

Monday, 3 March 2014

February Beauty Favourites!

So I decided it'd be a fun thing if I did a beauty favourites every month, because I have a lot of things that I love! And I mean a lot! I'm sorry it's a lil bit late, but I suppose I'll start! 

Real Techniques Expert Face Brush: I've had this brush since the end of December, and I have been using it non-stop! I haven't touched another foundation brush since. I find it applies my foundation so smoothly and doesn't soak in the product, forcing you to use more! The bristles are very tightly packed, so they apply the foundation more evenly. I personally love this brush, and I think I'll be sticking with it!

Bourjois 10 hour sleep effect foundation: I have this in foundation in the shade 71.  I quite like it, I haven't worn a liquid foundation in quite a while as I found they clung to any dry skin I had; this one thankfully doesn't and covers it quite well. I'm loving it at the moment, but we'll see how it goes! It gives quite a light coverage to your skin, but it can easily be built up, and it doesn't make it look like you've caked your make up after! I've found that once I set this foundation with a powder, it'll last all day.

Essence Smokey Eye Effect Eyeliner: This is a pencil eyeliner, and it is the best one I've ever had! I know I should really only use it when doing a smokey eye, but I use this thing every day! It does the perfect thick line on your eyelid and I think it works great for doing your waterline as well!

Rimmel London No.128 Starry-Eyed Lipstick: I have searched for weeks on end to find the perfect lipstick, and this is it! I am in love with this colour; it's a beautiful, deep purple/red colour, which is absolutely stunning! It's also long lasting and has no problem so far in staying on all night! It is a definite need!

Simple Antibacterial Handwash - Mint: I absolutely adore this!  It's antibacterial which really is perfect, and I love that it states it clearly on the package so I don't have to spend hours searching the label! It uses a pump system, which I personally prefer as I always thought that using a bar of soap was somewhat unhygienic even though I know it isn't! It also... smells like mint; I love mint, a lot. Honestly I'm surprised I haven't spent 24 hours of the day washing my hands, it's that good! Best part of all? It was only €1.49 in this spectacular shop we have in Ireland called Dealz!

So those are my absolute faves at the moment, thank you for reading this far!
Love and Hugs, Emma xx