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Lush Tea Tree Toner Water Review

Friday, October 20, 2017
Lush Tea Tree Toner Water Review

Lately my skin has been breaking out quite bad on my chin. I never usually get breakouts or if I do it is usually just one but at the moment I keep getting so many on my chin. I know breakouts on your chin/mouth area are hormonal, so thanks hormones! I saw Alice from Dainty Alice mention the Lush Tea Tree Toner Water and I was intrigued. I do love Tea Tree products especially The Body Shop Tea Tree Night Lotion. 

One Pair Of Boots.. Two Outfits

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
womens chunky grunge boots

Fashion on EmmyWritesAbout? Say what! I am slightly nervous to post this as I am not fashion blogger and never done fashion posts on my blog but I want to try something different. My blog is mainly beauty with hints of lifestyle and baking but I do want to try adding in the odd fashion related post. Body confidence is something I struggle with and im hoping this will help me learn to love my body. One pair of boots... Two Outfits! These boots have become my obsession for the Autumn/Winter time. 

A Payday Haul

Monday, October 16, 2017
makeup flatlay

Payday finally arrived! Most of you will know for the past 3 years I was housebound due to an accident and surgeries but I have now gone back into full time employment. So of course when my first payday arrived I wanted to treat myself. The big splurge was my Canon 1300D Camera, I said once I was working I would get a new camera. Then I went shopping to the Trafford Center and thought I would share what I picked up.

The Best Eyeliner EVER! Too Faced Sketch Marker Eyeliner Review

Friday, October 13, 2017
Too Faced Sketch Marker Eyeliner Review
When I find a product that is incredible but underrated, I just have to share it on my blog. Too Faced is one of my favourite brands and I have been using the Sketch Marker Eye Liner for around 8 months now. I don't know why it has taken me so long to write about it on my blog. I have tried many liners but why does this one stand out over the rest you ask...

Bloggers Day Out With TheDenaEdit

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

A few weeks ago I not only meet my first blogger but it was also my closet blogging friend TheDenaEdit. I think we have been talking around 18 months-2 years and we literally speak pretty much everyday. Dena is someone I am so glad we became friends, we talk about everything from blogging to boys to chit chat. We finally met up in Blackpool where we went for food and of course did some shopping. 

Primers For Combination or Oily Skin Types

Monday, October 09, 2017
Primers For Combination Skin

I remember years ago thinking oh Primer won't make any difference but it actually does. My skin has become more combination at the moment but still extremely oily in my t zone. I have tried and tested numerous primers and have finally found four I can reply on. Sometimes I find certain primers work better with certain foundations, it is all trial and error. Each of these primers have different consistencies so there is something for everyone.

Disappointing Product | Colourpop No Filter Concealer Review & Swatches

Friday, October 06, 2017
Colourpop No Filter Concealer Review

I am such a huge fan of Colourpop products, especially the Highlighters, Lippie Stix and Ultra Satin Lipsticks. When I first heard they were releasing a No Filter Concealer I was beyond excited as I am a foundation and concealer junkie, my collection is out of control. What impressed me most is that they released 15 shades! I had such high hopes but have been left majorly disappointed.

Primark My Perfect Nude Nourishing Lipgloss Review & Swatches

Wednesday, October 04, 2017
Primark My Perfect Nude Nourishing Lipgloss Review
Primark makeup isn't something I have been bothered by or rushed to buy. I have seen some people find amazing products in there but usually I can't find anything. A few weeks ago I met up and went shopping with TheDenaEdit, Post coming next week! When in Primark I noticed these nude glosses, I think there were around 6 shades but these two caught my eye. 

PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist Review

Monday, October 02, 2017
PIXI Hydrating Milky Mist Review

PIXI skincare has been on my wishlist for so long. I finally picked up the Glow Mud Cleanser and the Hydrating Milky Mist. I have been trying the mist out for over two months now and I have mixed thoughts on it. When skincare is more on the pricey side I expect it to wow me and work really well, does the milky mist wow me or is it just mediocre?

Which Essential Oil Is For You?*

Sunday, October 01, 2017
Essential Oils Guide

Over the past few years I make a bigger effort to look after my skin and hair. Years ago I used to avoid any kind of oils as I always thought they wouldn't work with my oily skin but I was wrong. No matter what your skin type is you will always find a product/oil suitable for you skins needs. Essential Oils are something everyone should have in their routine. 

Hit Or Miss Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review and Swatches

Friday, September 29, 2017
Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette Review

I told myself I didn't want it and then told myself I don't have any shades like this and made myself want it again. I was going to wait until my first wage from my job but my partner bought me it early as a kind of well done on getting the job present. Usually when I buy palettes they look similar to ones I already have but not this one. The Anastasia Beverly Hills Subculture Palette isn't like anything I own and that is what drew me to it. Now it has had some incredible feedback but also quite a bit of negative feedback but I can now finally let my readers know if I think it is a hit or miss.

How I Manage Working Full Time and Blogging

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
how to blog and work full time

When I first started my blog I wasn't working, as many of you know I was house bound for a few years due to surgeries. At the end of August I started working full time but I wanted to keep my blog as it was with 3-4 posts a week. Blogging and working full time can be stressful but finding a routine that works helps take the stress away and keeps it fun. Now over a month later I am happy with my job and blog and have a routine that works for me.

My Maybelline Must Haves

Monday, September 25, 2017
Maybelline Makeup, drugstore makeup

Maybelline is a brand that never disappoints me. I think over the past few years alot of drugstore brands have really upped they're game and releasing some fantastic products. Maybelline continue to release products I find myself obsessed with. When clearing out my makeup collection recently I noticed how many favourites I had from Maybelline and of course had to share them with you.

Lottie London Must Haves Includes Swatches

Friday, September 22, 2017
lottie london makeup Reviews

Lottie London is a brand I hadn't tried until a few months ago. It is a brand that definitely deserves more recognition. It is sold in Superdrug and Asos. They have a wide range of products that are extremely affordable. I wanted to share my favourite products from them.

White Chocolate Cupcakes With White Chocolate Frosting Recipe

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
White Chocolate Cupcakes Recipe

What is better than chocolate and cake.. them being mixed together! White chocolate is my favourite and I couldn't believe I have never made white chocolate cupcakes before. This recipe is extremely yummy. If you don't like white chocolate you can change it to normal milk chocolate and it will still work the same. 

High End Full Coverage Foundations

Monday, September 18, 2017
full coverage foundations for oily combination skin

Up until around a year ago I would only wear a full coverage foundation. My skin has always been pretty clear but I do have freckles and a little scarring on my chin. Now I do wear both medium and full coverage bases but especially in Autumn and Winter a full coverage base is my go to. I do like both high end and drugstore foundations, I did do my drugstore collection and high end collection a few months ago, I will leave the links at the end of the post.

The Best Detangler Spray For Thick Knotty Hair

Friday, September 15, 2017
TIGI Bed Head Beach Freak Moisturizing Detangler Spray Review

I have tried numerous detangler sprays and nothing seems to work. My hair is beyond thick and long. When I go to the hairdressers it takes two of them to dry it as it takes that long. I definitely take hair care more seriously as I have got older. I dye my hair different colours and have done for the past ten years but luckily my hair is in good condition. The only issue is when it is wet it becomes extremely knotty and hard to brush.

Random Things I Love & Hate

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
disney, little mermaid, stationary, planners, mermaid brushes

I love reading blog posts about the reader and getting to know them better. I wanted to share my likes and dislikes including some weird ones. I have previously done 3 Embarrassing Moments In My Life and 20 Facts About Me. I think it is good to get to know the blogger behind the blog.

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

Monday, September 11, 2017
The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review

It is no secret I am a foundation addict. I have around 30-32 in my collection and I can't help but buy more. I think your base makeup is what sets the tone for the rest of your makeup and everyone wants that perfect base. The Ordinary products have been on my wishlist for a while after seeing so many rave reviews. I finally decided to pick up The Ordinary Coverage Foundation from the Deciem Website.

ColourPop Yes Please Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Friday, September 08, 2017
ColourPop Yes Please Eyeshadow Palette Review

ColourPop eyeshadows are some of my favourites. I have a few of the super shock shadows and a couple of the single pan shadows. When I saw them show the Yes Please Palette on Instagram I knew I needed it in my life. I missed the first sale but managed to get it in the second restock. The shades are perfect for Autumn but is the palette worth the hype?

Skincare Saviours For Breakout Prone and Combination Skin Types

Wednesday, September 06, 2017
skincare for breakout prone combination skin types
My skin switches between oily to combination. It is a nightmare when your skin decides to switch as it is hard finding products that work. I now have some skincare products that I keep for when my skin is oily or more on the combination side. I think it is important to find specific skincare products to work for your different skincare needs. I have a mixture of products that I find work best if I am breaking out, have dry patches, for my pores, for when I am more oily. I have now got a routine that works well.

Makeup Geek Lustre Bronzer Sunkissed Review and Swatches

Monday, September 04, 2017
Makeup Geek Bronzer Lustre Bronzer Sunkissed  Review
Bronzer is a makeup product I wear every day but finding the right bronzer shade for my skin tone is hard. Makeup Geek released the Bronze Lustre Bronzer in 3 shades recently and I have been waiting months for Beauty Bay to stock them and they finally have them but was it worth the wait?

Is The Heat Hot Enough.. Hot Or Not? Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Friday, September 01, 2017
Urban Decay Naked Heat Palette

Yes we all know Urban Decay have released a new palette but I thought I would finally share my thoughts. When this arrived on my doorstep I was so shocked and so happy. I have read alot of reviews on this and they have been very mixed. I have swatches of the palette and given my honest opinion whether it is worth it or not.

10 Instagram Accounts To Follow Including Beauty And Lifestyle

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

instagram accounts to follow

We all know how much of a pain Instagram has been the past few months and growing your following has become even harder. I thought I would share 5 Beauty Accounts and 5 Lifestyle Accounts I am currently loving. I think it is important to help support each other with Instagram and showing your favourite accounts can help people find new ones to follow. 

New Favourite Beauty Products

Monday, August 28, 2017
Hyped Beauty products, new beauty releases 2017

This year has definitely been a year for so many incredible new beauty releases. I don't tend to find myself falling in love with a big amount of products but over the past few months I have become to love alot of new products. I have been testing all of them out for at least a minimum of a month and some have even been a good 3 months. I thought it was about time I shared them all with you.

Current Lipstick Favourites, All Formulas, Includes Swatches

Friday, August 25, 2017
Nude Lipsticks, Pink Nude Lipstick,s Beige Nude Lipsticks

Do you often empty your handbag and five or more lipsticks fall out? That is me, every week. There are so many fab lipstick launches and I have become obsessed with so many different formulas from gloss to matte to cream. I wanted to share my go to lip products at the moment and there is a formula to suit everyone.

Who Were You Growing Up

Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Cute Stationary, real techniques makeup brushes, lifestyle blog, lifestyle blog post ideas

I always think if I could go back ten years would I? The answer is yes. Im now 25 and only 6 months from 26 and I don't like it.Yes you can't stop getting older but I don't know I just don't like it. When you are at school you always want to be in your twenties but now im here I wish I didn't wish away my childhood so quickly. When I was growing up mainly through my high school period I went through stages of being a different person, trying to find myself.

Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk vs Too Faced Born This Way Foundation

Monday, August 21, 2017
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk vs Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
Since doing my High End Foundation Collection Post, I have had quite alot of people ask me if you need both the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk Foundation and the Too Faced Born This Way Foundation. I honestly don't think you need to own both because of how similar they really are. I wanted to do a full comparison on them including coverage, longevity, formula and more. Not only is the packaging similar but they have alot of similarities and out of the two I do have a favourite.

Too Faced Melted Latex Lipsticks Review and Swatches*

Friday, August 18, 2017
Too Faced Melted Latex Lipsticks

Well hello there... Too Faced have released another product that is drool worthy. Too Faced have and still have alot of new products to launch this year. Their newest release is the Melted Latex High Shine Lipstick. They have now launched at Debenhams! The formula is incredible and the colour range is as always perfect. 

Life Is Looking Up

Wednesday, August 16, 2017
new york central park, emmy writes about

It has been a while since I have done an update on my life and this is the first time in 3 years I can say things are looking up. If you have read my blog before or follow me on social media you will know 3 years ago I had an accident and had to have surgery where I have been housebound and not mobile for a solid 2 and a half years. This month I can officially say things are looking up for a few reasons.

Radiant Glowing Skin For All Skin Types

Monday, August 14, 2017
radiant glowing makeup products

Having radiant glowing makeup isn't as scary as you think and there are so many ways to make it suit your skin type. I have oily/combination skin and always stayed away from glowy makeup until a few months ago and now I am obsessed. Whether you want a subtle glow to your skin or that intense hello I am here kind of glow then I have got you! Here is my go to glowing makeup look that will suit all skin types. Lets all pursue the glow.

Forever Repurchased

Friday, August 11, 2017
hyped makeup products

When going through my makeup collection I realised there are some product I will always have a backup ready for when I run out. When you have a backup you know it is a holy grail. These are my top 10 products I will forever repurchase unless of course they discontinue them... touch wood they don't! 

Simple Delicious Homemade Shortbread Recipe

Wednesday, August 09, 2017
Shortbread Recipe, Quick Shortbread Recipe
Ever since I was little I remember my mum making her shortbread and it is something me and my sister can't get enough of. I love a simple shortbread recipe and I love adding new things to it. I like to keep my recipes on my blog easy enough for you to recreate at home or for you to adapt the recipe. My mum gave me a recipe book that she has had since I was a baby and I find alot of recipes in it but then I always change amounts or add new things to them to make them my own.

Too Faced Love Lights Prismatic Highlighter Review*

Monday, August 07, 2017
Too Faced Love Lights Prismatic Highlighter Ray Of Light Review
Have you ever seen such a stunning highlighter? Too Faced have launched three highlighters to suit different skin tones. The detail on the packaging and product is outstanding and looks stunning. Having highlighted cheekbones has become one of the most popular makeup trends and it isn't going anywhere soon. Every time I do my makeup I always use highlighter and this one from Too Faced doesn't disappoint. 

Soap and Glory Pore Face Masks Review

Friday, August 04, 2017

Recently Soap and Glory have released five face masks! As soon as I found out I rushed to find some and picked up two from the range. Who doesn't love a good pamper session with a face mask? Every Sunday evening I will put a face mask on and get my skin ready for the week ahead. It is amazing to see Soap and Glory branching out and releasing more products.

The Life Of Peanut | Turning One

Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Springer Spaniel Puppy

Last week Peanut turned one! I can't believe how quick it has gone. It has definitely been a busy non stop year. When we first got Peanut people would ask what he was and we would say Spring Spaniel and we would get "Oh you know they are nuts" or "oh good luck"... We never understand why until we had him around 3 months. Spaniels are nuts, I now get why people say they are a handful!

The Best Foundations For Oily Skin

Monday, July 31, 2017
The Best Foundations For Oily Skin

It is no secret I am a foundation junkie, my collection is out of control. I currently own 30 foundations and that is after de cluttering them.. oops. I have tried and tested so many that I have finally found my top four to control oily skin. My skin is mainly oily especially on my chin and the outer corners of my nose but now and then I can get dry patches on my cheeks and all four of these foundations work well. Find out which have more coverage and the formulas below.

Tips To Ease Anxiety

Friday, July 28, 2017
Tips to ease anxiety

 Before starting blogging I used to feel ashamed about having anxiety or depression. When I started blogging three years ago I never realised how many people under the age of twenty five suffered with anxiety and depression. I am now twenty five and my anxiety and depression first started when I was fifteen after I went through a traumatic experience that changed my life and made the person I was change. It isn't something I will ever speak about on my blog because it is to painful and to personal as it isn't something many people know, not even some of my family. Ten years ago depression or anxiety was never spoken about or explained what it was whereas now it is so much more openly discussed which is amazing as it can help so many people.

Lottie London Shimmer Quad Review and Swatches

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
Lottie London Shimmer Quad Review

My highlighter collection is becoming a bit obsessive. I didn't realise how many I had but my obsession for that perfect cheekbone highlight will always be strong. I recently purchased quite a few products from Lottie London and one of them was the Shimmer Quad. I have heard alot of good things about it so thought it was about time I tried it for myself.

Crown Brush New Lip Product Launches*

Monday, July 24, 2017
Crown Brush New Lip Products

A few years ago lip products were the product I owned the least of but now my collection is growing and I can't stop it. Who doesn't love a new lip product? Crown Brush have launched some new lip products and there is a formula for everyone and a shade for everyone. 

My Latest Purchases

Friday, July 21, 2017
Beauty Haul, Makeup Haul, KIKO Makeup, PIXI Skincare, Soap and Glory Masks

It has been so long since I have done a haul post on my blog. I haven't really been on a big spree for months but recently over the past few weeks I have got quite a few new products so I thought I would share them with you and any first impressions. Some are new releases and some are products I have wanted for so long and finally got around to purchasing. 

Morphe 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette Review and Swatches

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Morphe 25A Copper Spice Eyeshadow Palette Review

I saw the Morphe 25A Copper Spice Palette a long time ago on YouTube when it had been released in the US and I knew straight away as soon as it launched here in the UK I would be ordering it. I was surprised at how cheap it was and I ordered it straight away from Beauty Bay and it came two days later. I have completely fallen in love with this palette and the formula of the shadows is incredible.

Why The 90s Was The Best Time To Grow Up

Monday, July 17, 2017
90s memories, 90s kids toys

When you look at kids and children now I think wow I am glad I grew up in the 90s. I think  now it is all about electronics and social media but when I was young it was about being out and making your own fun. I find nowadays most kids sit in and play on the x box or sit on their phones but when I was young I was hardly ever in. There are certain toys and memories that made my childhood and I know alot of you will remember them.

Summer Skincare Must Have Products

Friday, July 14, 2017
Summer Skincare Must Have Products, Skincare for dry skin, face mask for dry skin

To me Summer is the worst for my skin. I find it hard to find products to control my skin but there are six products I couldn't be without. I often switch up most of my skincare products for Winter and Summer as my skin needs different needs. These six products are perfect for Summer or great to take away on holiday with you.

Sweet Scents Patisserie De Bain Body Mists Review*

Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Patisserie De Bain Body Mists Review

Are you a fan of a sweet scent? Want something to remind you of your childhood? Patisserie De Bain have the perfect range of body mists for you! I love a sweet scent, I have a sweet tooth so these sprays are perfect. There are four in the range and they all have completley different scents that remind me of different parts of my childhood.

Lottie London Selfie Ready Foundation Review

Monday, July 10, 2017
Lottie London Selfie Ready Foundation Review

A while ago I placed a Lottie London order on Superdrug. Before this I had only tried their liquid lipstick do I decided to order a few things included some blushers, concealer, highlighter palette and more. One product I was intrigued to try was the Selfie Ready Foundation. I currently own 30 foundations but I couldn't help but add this foundation to my collection.

My Current Beauty Wishlist

Friday, July 07, 2017

Beauty Wishlist, UK Summer 2017 Beauty Releases

You know that feeling when you add everything to your basket then you look at the total and come straight off the website... Yeah that is me at the moment. This year so many brands are releasing incredible products and I had to share with you some of the ones on my current beauty wishlist.

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Recipe | Baking

Wednesday, July 05, 2017
Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes Recipe

I am back again with another baking post. As you know I have been baking ever since I was little and it has become a passion. When I bake cakes I have to make extra batches as my parents want some, Ashley's parents want some and then of course I want some! My latest batch of cakes was these Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and oh my oh my they were delicious.

Products I've Fallen In Love With Recently

Monday, July 03, 2017
Drugstore Makeup Releases 2017
You know when you tell yourself you are on a spending ban but it just makes you buy more? Well that has been me for the past few months, oops. There have been so many new releases especially in the drugstore. I was recently going through my makeup and realised there are so many new products I have become obsessed with and I had to share them with you. It isn't often I say I am obsessed with a product but now I have ten products I am actually obsessed with.

Frezyderm Skincare Review*

Sunday, July 02, 2017
Frezyderm Skincare Review

My skin has completely changed over the past six months so I am in the process of switching up my skincare routine to try and find products that work well. Frezyderm is a brand I hadn't heard of until a while ago so I was excited to test out some of their products. They have a wide range of products for different skin needs and they aim to keep your skin healthy and alot of the products include SPF to help prevent the skin ageing from the sun.