Monday, 13 February 2017

Single on Valentines Day? No problem! Ft. Michael Kors

Obviously, Valentines Day is intended for those who are in a relationship but I think it is also the perfect opportunity for those who are single. So, if you are in a relationship this is probably irrelevant for you but if you are single then here are some ideas for Valentines Day!

I have seen so many people complaining about being single on Valentines Day but I am just as happy to spend it with my friends. Even if I had to spend valentines day alone, it wouldn't affect me, so here are some ideas for you to do with your friends or by yourself this Tuesday the 14th!

These are all ideas which are intended to spread love, as that is the point of valentines day, whether that if loving yourself, your friends, family and the world. Lets get into it!

Spend time and money on yourself ❤️

Whether this is buying yourself something which you would usually consider luxury, for example this gorgeous Michael Kors coat. It always feels great to buy yourself something new, especially when it's something a bit bigger than usual. Michael Kors sell a wide range of luxurious gifts, I would recommend treating yourself to something if you can!

Michael Kors also have a Valentines section on their website so make sure to check that out.

Why not grab a bottle of red wine, or white, and celebrate in with your friends? If not, grab a glass for yourself and watch Netflix, maybe pamper yourself? I mean why not, it's a day for treating yourself and others if necessary!

Friends ❤️

I think the best idea for single girls, is to spend the day with your close friends. Why not take the time to have a chill day in and order a takeaway and watch movies, seems perfect to me. Or take it to a new level and go out for a fancy meal, it will give you a chance to dress up and feel as if your actually doing something for valentines day, just with your friends not a partner.

Yourself ❤️

I still think that it is so important to be able to love yourself. I believe that if you can't love yourself then you won't be able to love anyone else. I am trying to get myself in this mindset before moving on because I think healthy relationships always form from loving yourself before anyone else, as cringe as it sounds. 

Spend time by yourself, if all of your friends are busy or in relationships. Have a pamper day or just spend the day doing what YOU love. Think about yourself for the day instead of others, it is healthy and will make you feel better about yourself.

Pamper yourself and your friends❤️

This is one of my favourite things to do, it makes me feel so good about myself and allows you to spend the time on yourself which you don't always have. If your feeling adventurous, go to the spa, book a spa day for yourself and maybe your friends, have a few treatments and just chill out. You will feel so relaxed and that is part of valentines, be happy!

Throw a party or go out on the town if your 18+ ❤️

Why not? It's a special occasion, so make the most of it. Get all your girls and go out for a night or throw a house party. You'll have a good night!



Monday, 6 February 2017

Beauty Blogger Tag 2017

Beauty Blogger Tag 2017

I love tags but I haven't done one in too long so I thought I would do another beauty blogger tag. This is different to my old one and my old one I wrote too long ago so some of the answers have most definitely changed, so here it goes!

1. Do you remember your first makeup item?

Honestly I can't remember the first makeup product which I used/brought. The first one which I can actually remember was a heart shaped makeup box which contained eyeshadows, lip colours, blushes and powder. Me and my best friend (in year 6) both had them and we used to love them so much and thats when I actually really started getting into makeup!

2. Describe your favourite mascara. Have you found one that fits your specifications? 

I love love love mascaras and I have had a lot of favourites through the years. I look for a mascara which volumizes as well as  lengthening. I also think that it is important to find a mascara that is easy to apply and dries quick as well as one which does not clump. I am yet to find a perfect mascara, I may need to invest in a higher end one but at the moment I am loving the Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara and the No7 Dramatic Lift Mascara

3. What kind of coverage do you prefer from foundation?

I love a good coverage foundation as my skin has many imperfections. However, I wouldn't go for a full coverage one as they tend to feel too heavy on the skin; I'd rather a medium coverage with concealer over the top.

4. What is your favourite high end brand?

Definitely Mac and Urban Decay.

5. What cosmetic brands have you always wanted to try but still haven't? 

I really want to try out Kat Von D as all my friends rave about it but I haven't yet. I also would like to try products from Chanel and Two Faced.

6. Favourite drug store brand?

I'm going to have to say Maybelline as it is has been my go to makeup for as long as I can remember.

7. Do you wear fake eyelashes?

I love fake eyelashes, they give me so much extra confidence but I  really struggle to apply them and they also come off quite easily so I tend to stick to mascara. 

8. Is there any kind of makeup you can't leave the house without?

I can obviously leave the house without any kind of makeup but I almost always have to be wearing at least BB cream, eyebrow powder and mascara.

9. What is your most cherished beauty product?

I'm going to have to say my Morphe palettes, I literally love them.

10. How often do you shop for makeup? Do you like to pick up an item here and there or get lots of goodies at once?

I shop for makeup now and then, I am much more of a clothes person when it comes to shopping. When I do shop for makeup, I tend to buy one or two products only as I have recently started to shop at higher end shops for my makeup products.

11. Do you have a beauty budget or spend freely?

I don't like to give myself a specific budget as if I like something then I'll probably end up buying it anyway but I do limit my spending if theres other things I need to buy; so not really.

12. Do you use coupons, vouchers and discounts when you shop for cosmetics?

I don't tend to, I have a Boots and Superdrug advantage card but thats about it. I also like Kiko's sales as they have some really cheap products in there!

13. What type of product do you buy the most of?

Most definitely eyeshadow palettes, I'm a huge hoarder of them!

14. Is there a brand you absolutely can't stand?

Not that I've come across, no.

15. Do you avoid certain ingredients in products such as paragons?

No, maybe I should research this more...

16. Do you have a favourite place to shop for makeup?

Selfridges, they have so many makeup brands that you can't find in high street shops. I have to say it gets pretty busy in there though. 

17. Do you like trying new skincare products?

I love testing new skincare products but I am rather hesitant to stick to my original skincare routine.

18. Favourite bath and body brand?

Body Shop and Lush.

19. If you could only buy from one brand, which brand would it be?

I would be happy if I could only buy from Mac, I don't own lots from there but their makeup is amazing and they are professional worldwide. 

20. What brand do you think has the best packaging?

Two Faced packaging really appeals to me, the design is so pretty and stands out.

21. Which celebrity always has great makeup?

Kylie Jenner and Bella Hadid. 

22. Do you belong to any online makeup communities?

I have just signed up to Bellashoot - username emilycarter. 

23. 5 favourite beauty gurus?

Jeffree Star, Holly Boon, Kady Mcdermott, Chloe Morton and Hollie Fx. 

24. Do you like multifunctional products?

I haven't tried any but I don't really see the need for them. I do use eyeshadows as highlighter now and then.

25. Are you clumsy at putting on makeup?

Not unless I'm in a rush.

26. Do you use a primer?

I use a Mac Primer but only on weekends.

27. How many hair products do you use on a typical day?

It really does depend on the condition of my hair on the day. Usually I don't use any hair products but if my hairs dirty or oily then I will use dry shampoo, if it is dry then I will use anti frizz serums. 

28. What do you apply first: concealer or foundation?

Always foundation, you waste so much product if you put concealer on first.

29. Do you ever consider makeup classes?

I am going to college to study beauty therapy and makeup towards the end of this year, so definitely.

30. What do you love about makeup?

I literally love so much about makeup. You can cover up your insecurities, which I'm not telling you to do, but this makes me feel so much better about myself. You can also improve features you already have, like enhancing your lips and lengthening your eyelashes. You can also experiment different colours which I LOVE.

So that is it, my beauty blogger tag. I actually really enjoyed writing this so if you have any more tag requests then please leave them in the comments below!

Lots of love, Emily.

Friday, 3 February 2017

OOTD - Pretty Little Thing

I love doing outfit of the day posts but I find it so difficult to get proper photos of myself, especially without the help of anyone. I decided to set up a timer on my camera and get a tripod and some lighting and try to get a few decent photos and it actually worked so I decided to do an OOTD. Enter this code at checkout on Pretty Little Thing for 25% off your order!

Disclaimer: I did not wear this outfit out like this, I wore white ripped jeans from River Island over the top as I obviously wouldn't go out like the photos!


Unfortunately, I can't leave a link to this as I purchased it on the sale on PLT and I can't actually find it again. But on the website linked here, there are many similar body suits. 

I love this body suit because it can be worn casually or dressed up. I think it is definitely more dressy than casual due to the revealing style but it can easily be worn with a pair of jeans as well as a skirt for fancier occasions. 


These boots have been featured in a few of my blog posts last year, I am still obsessed with them. The style of them is so gorgeous and they just look so good with everything. If you google 'knee high boots' I'm sure you'll find similar ones. 

To complete this look I did a golden brown eyeshadow look using the Morphe 35K palette. Also a Mac lipstick in shade 'Hug Me'.

Let me know your opinions on this bodysuit in the comments below.

Love, Em x

Sunday, 29 January 2017

Haul (Featuring Victorias Secret, Urban Outfitters and Kiehl's)

I feel as if it has been such a long time since I did a haul so as I went shopping at Bluewater yesterday with my friend, I decided to do a little haul to show you what I got. 

I shopped in Victorias Secret, as per usual ;), Urban Outfitters and Kiehl's. 

Here is what I brought, I actually love all of it so much and nothing cost more than £45. 

Urban Outfitters

I haven't gone shopping without buying a bralette in months... like seriously. Urban Outfitters is my favourite place to look for bralettes as they have such a broad range available. I also love a sale rack so as I was looking through the sale yesterday, I came across this gorgeous piece. 

As it was on the sale, I can't find it on the website but click here to find similar versions.


Lace attracts me to any piece of clothing so I was instantly drawn to this. This is so detailed and I love the satin underlining. 

The cream colour is gorgeous and for £6.40 this was such a bargain! Visit the Urban Outfitters Website for similar bralettes. 


If you have me on Snapchat - emilycarter121 you will know how much I shop in Victorias Secret. I literally live in that shop, alongside Pink. 


Purchase Here. This bra is absolutely gorgeous, I love the colour and the material is so soft. It is a push up and has under wiring. I have a thing for buying lacy bras with no padding so I decided that it was time to buy a comfy plain bra which I can wear on a daily basis, for school, etc... 


Purchase Here. Surprisingly, this is my first purchase from the VSX range. I don't really wear sweatshirts as I find it really hard to come across ones that I like but I loved this as soon as I saw it.

It's plain black design with the red logo on the side really attracted me to this. I brought this to wear on casual days as well on the way to the gym. 

Kiehl's Since 1851


Purchase here. I don't want to go in to much detail with this product as I am going to do a separate review on this once I have used it for a while. This is the first time I have brought something from this brand but it is raved about by you tubers and beauty bloggers so I decided to pick this face mask up. Follow me on Bloglovin' for updates on my blog. 

So that is it. I hope you enjoyed reading. Let me know your favourite thing from this haul in the comment, and leave your links to your blogs below. 

Much love, Em x

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