Tuesday, 20 June 2017

I am BACK!

Hello, I am back! 


I had an extremely long month of exams, exams and more exams but the time actually flew by (don't ask me how)! Overall I completed approximately 20 exams and I could not be happier for the ten weeks that I have off before I return to sixth form, hopefully. The last month has been full of revision, a few nights off and thats about it. My last exam was today and it feels like such a relief to finally be back to normal and even better, to have no school! You may be wondering why I am sat writing a blog post on the day I finished however I have actually really missed writing these so why not get back to it :) So much has happened so I thought that I'd update you on my life before I get back into the normal blog posts. This may be a bit of a random post with lots of little bits of information so I might as well get started here.

What am I planning to do in September? 

I decided to start with something which has obviously been on my mind for the past few months. Honestly, I am such an indecisive person and I am constantly changing my mind on important decisions. If you don't believe me then here it is: For about half a year I had my mind set on going to a beauty college in London. I applied, did the tests, had my interview and got in; actually I got a definite place no matter what I get on results day, however a month later I decided to change my mind, lol. (I also applied to another makeup college nearer my hometown and I got in but it didn't seem very appealing). I then decided that travel and tourism would be a fun subject to study, at college, in my own town or London. So, of course, I applied and went to an interview in London. Well, lets just say this went awful. I got there and it was surrounded with people doing drugs and it stunk, I was not going in and literally cried from stress. NOT fun. The other college offered me an interview but due to exams I couldn't attend so that was off the list. Well now, I have just received a confirmation letter of my place at 6th form so I decided that I would try my best to get the higher grades to study A levels. I have been happy with this choice for the past month so I guess that is what I have decided upon (lets hope I don't change my mind again...) The subjects I have decided to study are Geography, English Literature and Criminology. If anyone reading has took their A levels please let me know if you studied these. 

Love Island, it has to be mentioned!

This one I could ramble on about for days but I promise to keep it short and sweet. Well, my favourite couples are Gabs and Marcel and Montana and Sam. To be fair I have loved Montana from day one so thats most likely why I like her with Sam, plus he seems to be a genuine guy. Marcel and Gabby are too cute, they both seem really into each other and I genuinely think they may go the long haul. I think Dom is the hottest guy in the villa but Jess seems to be playing a game, possibly Dom too. Amber and Kem are cute but they both argue far too much over the stupidest of things, remember when he threw a pillow at her lol. Camilla is lovely and I have so much respect for her however, I really don't think Johnny did anything wrong so I think they should kiss and get back together. Olivia is the worst in there, literally horrible. The others are just there for the drama. #muggymike #idontcarechris 

Holiday is approaching!

Well this is most definitely one of the most exciting things. I am going to Koh Samui, Thailand at the end of July and I could not be more excited! We are going for just under 3 weeks and staying in a private villa. I will most definitely be posting many posts on this. 

My new camera. 


The canon g7x mark 11 is something which I have had my eye on for a good few years. I actually got one the other day and I adore it. However, if you are familiar with this camera please can you email me at: emilydecarter@gmail.com as it is really unclear how to connect the photos straight to my MacBook without airdropping them from my iPhone app. Anyway, lets add some colour to this post with some summery photo vibes, all took on the canon g7x. 








 

The weather ☀️ 

How amazing has the UK weather been recently, fingers cross it stays. I am so so so addicted to the sun and I have actually managed to get the slightest tan lines over my pale skin. Rare for England. I have spent my afternoons off lazing around in the back garden with a towel, drink and magazine or revision notes, it has been great. I just want to spend each day lazing in the sun, so gorgeous it has actually reached over 30 degrees this week!

New reads 

My mum recently purchased the National Geographic magazine which is such a good read. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who wants a good broad read, I'm not a huge book kinda girl but this is so interesting and just picking it up to read a few pages at a time is lovely. 



The real natural look



I never never never would use to leave the house without a fair amount of makeup but I have finally found the confidence to go out without a single bit of makeup. This has took so much because I have such bad skin and I have been taking medication for the last half year so I can finally see a difference. This picture is ME, no makeup, messy sweaty hair no heat, no filter. If you hate going out without makeup, do it once, do it again it will get easier and you will feel so much better and more confident about it. 

On that note, I am going to leave it here because I feel like thats an appropriate ending and I don't want this to turn into a long windy post, although I'm sure it already has. I have so many interesting posts planned including many hauls and OOTD'S. I have been doing a tonne of online shopping! I will also have many travel posts soon and a festival look for wireless. The rest you will have to wait and see! Please follow me on Bloglovin' by clicking right here!

Thanks for reading and please leave any posts you would like to see this summer below and I will most likely put them up! 

Lots of love,

Emily xox

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Sunday, 14 May 2017

Hyde Park and OOTD

Hello lovelies, today's post is on my little day trip to Hyde Park and the outfit that I chose to wear. Me and my two friends went to London to hire out the bikes and cycle around the park and explore a little,what ended up being quite big, part of London. Luckily, we chose a lovely sunny day to do so which allowed me to get the best out of this day; unfortunately I couldn't bring my dslr camera because I had to travel light but I made do of my iPhone's portrait mode as well as shooting a few photos of my outfit beforehand. London is one of my most favourite places in the UK to spend a day with family or friends so I decided to share with you the highlights of my day! Lets get into it:











Since March, I have been loving Bardot tops and I have purchased way too many but hey ho! This one is definitely one of my favourites as I am a huge sucker for lace and the sleeves really pulled this look of, in my opinion. I also love the fit of this top as well as its comfy style, if your looking for off the shoulder tops, New Look is the one this year, especially with their low prices, in comparison to many other shops these days. Furthermore, I paired this shirt with these super comfy mom jeans (however, they were not as comfy when riding a bike round a park for two hours I must admit!). Honestly, I could never see myself wearing any other jeans apart from skinny jeans (Joni Jeans from Topshop are the bomb!) before purchasing these and they have exceeded by expectations and have now become my favourite design of jeans. Anyway, enough waffle, this was the outfit that I wore, pieces are linked below the photo if you are interested in purchasing them. 






I didn't have enough time to capture how beautiful Hyde park actually is but here are a few little tasters. It was actually a day when I realised that there are really pretty 'green'places in London despite how built-up London is, and the increasing tourists who are visiting each day. The atmosphere of Hyde Park was really relaxing and trust me I find it hard to relax, something which I must work on after exams. Honestly if you have the chance to visit and you haven't been before, it's a must do for London. There are millions of opportunities here and something for everyone, it is a popular space to workout, work, grab a snack or meal from many of the little food shacks, take photos, have a cycle around, look at the little flower gardens or simply relax. The bikes are located at many places around the park, they are decently priced and run on a machine that tracks how long you have been on them and you enter your card details at the start and then it takes off how much time you spent on them. It is a reliable system and very efficient, I would definitely recommend checking them out and having a little cycle around the park. It is very safe because most of the roads around the park have a bike only lane which really benefitted us 3 girls. Overall we had a great day and finished it of with some food:) 

I hope you enjoyed reading and if you have any questions about Hyde Park then leave them below and I will try to answer them.

Little announcement: I have exams for the following 36 days and I would like to spend all my time trying to get the best possible results so I'm afraid this will be my last post for the above amount of time. However, when I have finished I have an exciting announcement as well as many new exciting blog posts which will be more frequent than ever before because I will have 12 weeks to myself before college starts so I plan to share with you as much as possible and I promise that I have the best posts coming up, including my 18 day holiday which is going to be the best!

I will be back in approximately 40 days! Love Em x

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Gorgeous Pj's | Uklingerie.com Collab

Good morning! It's finally Saturday, after a really long week, I finally have a new post up :)

Today I have a post on some of my favourite pj's, from uklingerie.com. They sell a wide range of lingerie, nightwear, loungewear, shapewear and body-wear, all from top brands. If you wish to check out their website it is linked here

Mimi Holiday Sorbet Modal Teddy - £65.00

This is the gorgeous playsuit that I chose from their luxurious broad range of items. It is made of beautiful soft jersey with delicate lace trims.l It has a self tie waist which allows you to adjust it to your perfect size. Furthermore, it has a gorgeous open back which really adds to the already stunning design. 

Perfect for lounging around the house and for chilling in the evening with a cup of tea for a movie night. Here are a few photos:










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Lots of love,

Em x

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Sunday, 23 April 2017

Homemade Dairy-Free Pizza

Hello lovelies,

I haven't posted a food post in agessss, and that is quite surprising as I am quite the foodie! So, I thought I would share with you one of my favourite recipe's that I have recently created. I was inspired by the dairy-free pizza in Pizza Express, and decided that it was time to put together a homemade recipe available for me to make at home. 

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Necessary ingredients:




  • Pizza base dough - I use the SWEETPEA Pantry Playful Pizza Dough Mix, but any will do.
  • You may need different add-ins for the dough but this one requires oil and water.
  • Flour.
  • Free From Creamy Tomato Stir-In but any will be fine.
  • Leaves, whatever you desire I used rocket salad but spinach is also great.
  • Pepper.
  • Any other toppings that you desire, obviously if you eat diary you can go ahead and add cheese, etc...
Method:


1) Create the dough, according to your mix add the correct measurements of ingredients. If you are using the same mix as me  for one large pizza I used half the powder, 1 tablespoon of oil and half the amount of lukewarm water.


2) Powder a surface with flour. 


3) Kneed the dough until non sticky and in one ball.


4) Put in a bowl, lightly oiled, and leave for 30 minutes to rise, one hour if using all the dough powder. Cover with clingfilm. 


5) Gather all ingredients and a rolling pin.


Remember that you can add whatever you desire, I kept mine simple!


6) Roll out the risen dough and add tomato and your toppings.


7) Transfer to a floured baking tray.


8) Bake for the suggested time on the base box, ensure that you check every now and then to get it done to how you like it.


9) Enjoy.

Thats it, simple! 

Let me know your thoughts in the comment section.

Em x

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