Sunday, 20 November 2016

Lush Brazened Honey Face Mask

Hey!

I'm a huge facemask addict and I have tried so many but the Lush ones have always stood out. Firstly, the smell is so flawless, they obviously come in many different flavours with different ingredients but the two which I have used have been absolutely amazing, this one being my favourite.



I chose this mask out of all of them because the lady who worked in the shop told me that it is the most effective for oily skin. I have used the chocolate mask before, which is also reccomended for oily skin, but this one definately works for my skin better. I would recommend that if you have oily skin to try out this mask. It is one of those masks which you can actually feel working, it tightens your skin and definately cleans your pores properly.


It comes in a little 45g pot which you simply store in the fridge as it contains natural ingredients, so to keep it fresh you should keep it refrigerated before and after use. Simply leave the mask on your face for approx 10 - 15 minutes to let it work its magic!


I will definately be repurchasing this mask when it runs out as it has definately made a difference to my skincare routine. It is a great detoxifying mask which I would highly recommend to people who suffer with spots. It also has moisturizing properties as well as reducing the oil within your pores so it is an all round beneficial mask. 


The texture of this mask is so nice to, when you apply it to your face you can instantly feel it working unlike a lot of masks which have been overrated. Lush face masks have to be my favourite at the moment!


Let me know what Lush face masks you have used or if you're thinking about trying one out! Definitely check these out and ask in store for advice on the right one for your skin type!

Love, Em Xo

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Monday, 14 November 2016

Superdrug Makeup Haul

Hi! 

I'm sorry that is has been absolutely forever since I have wrote a blog post. I have had so much going on in my life and I couldn't bring myself to write another post because of all the stress and it would have been awful so i'm going to try my best to write a decent one for today!

So, recently, I visited Superdrug and picked up some new makeup items. I've always loved Superdrug and I feel as if it's a very reasonably priced shop, especially makeup wise. They sell many brands such as Maybelline, Rimmel and Revolution which I absolutely adore, they are amazing for a high street brand. The following products can all be purchased by clicking here: Superdrug UK




Firstly, I purchased this super cheap but amazing palette. It has a variety of different eyeshadow colours in and is super handy as it comes with a mirror fitted inside the palette (why is it always cheap palettes which do this?!). 


Here is a photo of the shades included. I always have a huge love for the neutral shades and they always draw me towards an eyeshadow palette but I am working on trying different shades. There are also colours such as blues and greens which I am excited to test out.


The palette consists of 18 shades and the top 12 are shimmers and the bottom 6 are matt colours. This palette is ideal for creating a various number of eyeshadow looks and I am so excited to give it a try. I have brought palettes from Revolution before and absolutely adore them so i'm certain that I will definately be using this a lot!


This was a photo taken from my Iphone but it shows the colours shimmer a little more. The bottom two shimmery shades on the left are so gorgeous, I can definately say that I will be wearing them a lot.



This is so so so cheap and i'm not even lying it is absolutely amazing! I have been using the Collection and Barry M eyebrow shaping kit for ages and I can honestly say that this is one of my favourites. Comment below if you'd like to see my eyebrow makeup routine because I would love to show you what I use.


The kit includes 3 brow shades, ideal for filling them in. It also comes with a wax which makes the application a lot easier. I would say the only bad thing about this product is the brush is really bad but that's not a problem as I don't use it anyway.



I am so obsessed with highlighters and I have basically every one of them from the Revolution range. This colour is so different from what I usually opt to because I do like the basic snowy white highlighters but I decided to try something new. It is definately something different and produces a completely different effect but it is growing on me and I love it with pink eyeshadow as it brings the whole makeup look together as a whole. 


This is the swatch and as you can see it's extremely shimmery and quite a strong pink shade. The pigment of it is amazing and it does stay on all day. I think this is definitely one to try, especially since the price is so cheap compared to other highlighters!


I can't find the link to these but i'm pretty certain that they were literally only £1 - £2 each which is unreal! Like seriously, you can't get anything more appealing to look at! They have to be the most beautiful shades ever.


Here are the swatches, i'm afraid you can barely see them but you can see that the middle shade is a lot stronger than the other two. I personally have been using the bottom one recently and I do love it despite not applying blusher on an everyday basis.


Here's a close up of these 3 shades. I am so inlove with each of them and surprisingly, I have never brought a blusher or tried one before these so i'm definately getting into the habit of trying new makeup products! Let me know if you like blusher and what ones you use.



This has to be my favourite purchase from the whole of this haul. I am so obsessed with eyeshadows and somehow I have never actually tried a gel eyeshadow so I thought I might as well go for it. I never thought that I would end up loving it as much as I did and I literally wore this the whole weekend. 


This colour is absolutely gorgeous, a beautiful sparkling pink which looks good with absolutely every makeup look!


Here is a brighter version of it, isn't it soo beautiful!




I finally got these little pom poms which can clip onto your handbag. I think these are so cute and I have them in every colour available now! :)

I hope you enjoyed reading this post and let me know your favourite thing from this haul!

Much love, Em Xo

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Monday, 31 October 2016

Pumpkin Face Mask | Halloween 2016

Happy Halloween!🎃

I thought a cute little halloween post would be the best upload for this week, especially since today is halloween officially! I LOVE halloween and if it wasn't for all my school work I would have uploaded so many makeup looks, outfit ideas, etc... So after having millions of brainstorms about halloween makeup ideas and not actually having the time to sit down and carry them out, I have had to think of something unique to write about. My two younger brothers were sitting carving their pumpkins when I had a great idea to make a pumpkin facemask! I have never heard of this before and I have always been one to use 100% natural ingredients to create my own DIY face masks so this was the perfect opportunity to blog about it. 

M E T H O D :


1. The great thing about this mask is that nothing goes to waste, expect the seeds (unless you cook/fry them). My little brother actually carved this pumpkin so there was no need to waste a whole pumpkin to get a little bit of the inside for a facemask. Win - Win. 


2. Then get a handful of pumpkin and make sure that all the seeds are removed from the actual pumpkin. Put it into a small bowl and leave in the fridge for half an hour to allow it to become colder.


3. Collect ingredients. These can be alternated to whatever you have available. For example, almond yoghurt and milk can be swapped for real dairy milk/yoghurt. You will also need a blender of some kind. Here is what I used:

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 handful of pumpkin
  • A generous spoonful of honey
  • A dash of almond original milk
  • A large spoonful of alpro soy plain yoghurt 


4. Add all of the ingredients to your blender and blend until all bits have been removed and mixed together.


5. Finally pour into a small container. My recipe made enough for about 5 thin face masks. Keep refrigerated for re-use. 


BENEFITS:

  • Contains vitamins A, C, K and E as well as minerals including potassium, magnesium and iron.
  • Helps to fade sun spots and age spots.
  • Is a natural antioxidant. 
  • Contains enzymes which fight dry skin cells.
  • Honey actually helps to unclog pores and bring dirt out. Great for blemishes and spots!
So why don't you end your halloween with a pumpkin face mask to benefit your skin and it's definitely one for the occasion. Let me know in the comments if you tried this recipe!

Lots of love, Emily Xo

Have a great halloween night!

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Sunday, 23 October 2016

October Favourites 🎃



Hey!

This is my first post in 2 weeks... I have been so busy at school and after school revision classes that I have had to put my blog to one side until I had the chance to carry on writing posts. Since it is the half term, I thought that now would be the perfect opportunity to write a post without feeling rushed or forced into doing so!

I also thought that I would include many favourites from my favourite tv shows this month to my favourite days out this October. So if you're interested and want to find out a little more about me then read on:

Favourite tv shows this month:

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The only way is Essex... This has to be one of my favourite shows of all time. I am a huge lover of reality TV and if you have been watching at the moment you would have known about all the Pete and Megan drama! 

Another TV series which i've been obsessed with is Ex On The Beach. This year it was so intense but a lot of the scenes with Gary and Lillie were really emotional!

Which leads me on to explaining how excited I am about the new series of Geordie Shore! It starts on Tuesday and I am so buzzing to watch that as it has to be one of my most re-watched shows.

I actually don't watch a lot of tv compared to most people but these are the shows which I have been loving this month.

Favourite hair style this month:


Excuse the basic dog filter but I have been so obsessed with this cute hair style. For school it is so convenient as it keeps your hair out of your face but still allows you to have your hair down. All you need to do to achieve this look is so tie up a messy bun onto your head leaving the bottom layer of your hair down. Then add bobby clips to secure your bun. Straighten the bottom layers of your hair (or curl) and there you go!

Favourite beauty product this month: 

Since the weather has become freezing, here in the UK, my face has become a little dry and flaky. This is mainly due to the cream which I have been prescribed by the doctor for my skin but BIO OIL has literally been saving my life this year.

Last year I had terrible flaky skin and there was nothing which would work from home remedies to moisturizers and shop products. After discovering bio oil, I no longer have to worry when my skin feels flaky as I can just apply a little of this to solve the issue. 

If you have this problem then just apply onto your skin once daily before going to bed. If it is really flaky and your trying to apply makeup then just mix your foundation with a little bit of bio oil and it will moisturize your skin throughout the day as well as evenly applying your makeup.

Favourite makeup look this month: 



I cannot even describe how much I loved this makeup look. I literally didn't want to take it off! The art on the side of my face was done by a lovely lady on the Kat Von D beauty stall in the House of Fraser, London. My eye makeup and eyebrows was done by a lovely women in Mac. Me and my two friends literally spent over an hour in Selfridges, London at the Mac stall getting out makeup done and talking to the makeup artist. This has to be one of my favourite makeup looks that I have had in my life!

Favourite day out:

I have had a few great days and nights out this month but my favourite would have to be my trip to London, yesterday, with two of my bestfriends. 


After we had our makeup done in Mac, on our way home!


The makeup look I went for.


Another photo of our makeup from Mac and Kat Von D.


The cutest dog which looks 100% like a lion, I was so in love ah!

My favourite fashion look this month:

I am not going to bang on about my newest outfit which my last two blog posts have been about as you are probably sick of seeing it but here is my favourite outfit of this month:


Top: River Island
Skirt: Miss Selfridge
Scarf: New Look
Loafers: Russell and Bromley
Bag: Michael Kors Copy

Favourite movie:

This is cheating a little bit as I haven't yet actually seen this movie, only the trailer. Firstly, this film looks sooo amazing. SECONDLY: THEY HAD HEARTLESS, KANYE WEST as the trailer song and I am addicted to that song. And lastly, I am seeing this film tonight with my mum and dad. So I already know that I am going to love this film but I will make sure to leave my opinion on it on my twitter later tonight so check for that at: @emilycarterxoxo

Music events I am going to this month, and booked for next year:

This has to be my favourite of my favourites of this month...

I AM GOING TO THE BOY MEETS WORLD TOUR 2017 NEXT FEBRUARY TO SEE DRAKE, STANDING AT THE 02. I can not stress enough how excited I am for this! 

Also on Wednesday I am going to see Shawn Mendes perform his album launch with my two friends. I love his songs and I am excited to see him perform.

I hope you enjoyed reading about my favourites this month. At the end of the day I could go on and on and on but i've had to make it as short as I possibly can and just show you what I have been loving the most.

I hope you all have a great halloween and let me know your favourite thing from this October in the comments below:

Much love, Em X

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