Wednesday, 30 April 2014

BARCELONA 13/02/2014

Here are some snaps from when my boyfriend took me to Barcelona for Valentines week. The photos were taken on my phone, so they won't be the best quality.
This post should have gone up sooner, but never mind here we go.

Airport English Breakfast, I wish this was in front of me right now.

View from the restaurant at Gran Hotel Torre Catalunya. The view was unreal, unfortunately my phone didn't capture it very well. 

Breakfast!

On a walk to the Arenas de Barcelona mall.

 View from the top of Arenas de Barcelona.

Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya







A random place we found, not sure where we were but the view was so awesome!


Valentines Dessert


 La Rambla

 The marina

The beach



SEPHORA! <3 Haha this really wasn't my favourite part of the holiday but was exciting as we do not have a Sephora in the UK.
 

We had quite a few Starbucks on the holiday, they could never spell my name right hehe. I kind of like this spelling though.

La Sagrada Familia

Inside La Pedrera

And on the roof!


On the last day, we went back to Arenas de Barcelona to hang out and eat.

Mmmmm


I love Barcelona <3

Emily xo

Saturday, 26 April 2014

BIRTHDAY WISHLIST

I haven't made a wishlist post since April last year! What, why? I always want stuff! So my 20th birthday is coming up... 11th May!
Here is my birthday wishlist:


1. ESTEE LAUDER Pure Color Envy Sculpting Lipstick in 'Desirable'

I'm a big fan of the SACCONEJOLYs and I first saw and heard of the lipstick when Anne Saccone used it in her makeup routine. I instantly fell in love with the shade, it looks beautiful on her and I think it's safe to say it is one of her favourite lipsticks. These lipsticks are meant to be very hydrating and creamy which is a plus as my lips get so dry.

2. MUJI storage

I own a lot of Muji storage and also similar acrylic storage. I am currently in need of some more makeup storage as the 6 drawers i have aren't enough for my ever growing makeup collection.

3. CONVERSE in mint/green

I will never have enough pairs of Converse. I am the Converse queen. They will always be my favourite type of shoe, more than heels! I have wanted this colour for ages but can't always find them. These are so cute for Spring/Summer!

4. NUTRIBULLET

I have wanted this for a very long time, I'm really into juices and making smoothies and I love how the product works, no faffing. The reviews look great and I love that it comes with different cups and preserving lids so you can drink the juice the next day. I know my boyfriend has already got me this <3 so I am just counting down the days till I can use it! 

5. THEBALM How 'Bout Them Apples?

I received a sample of this in my April Birchbox and I really liked the way it went on my cheeks, so easy and pretty. Most of all I loved the packaging. I really want to try the other shades (I got 'Pie') and I want the whole packaging, no one really knows this but I have a thing for cowboys and country boys so this is PERFECT! 

Let me know what you wish to get for your birthday.

Emily xo

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Wednesday, 23 April 2014

THE BODY SHOP COCONUT BODY SPRAY




I was so excited to try this product as I am a massive fan of The Body Shop’s coconut products and a MASSIVE fan of coconut scents in general, but they have to be just right, not fake smelling like Batiste’s coconut dry shampoo and other fake smelling coconut products.

I have used this product for a few months now, but just started wearing it again as I prefer to wear scents like this in Spring/Summer time. I am in love with this product, it smells amazing on the body and on clothes and lasts so long, it even smells lovely the next day if I have sprayed it on my clothes. I literally spray this product everywhere, I am obsessed! It looks like I've hardly used any of the spray but I've sprayed so much! So it lasts a long time which is great.

The spray/scent just makes me feel so happy and summery and other people tell me I smell really good!
I love this product and if you are a big coconut fan like me, you should add this to your coconut collection if you haven’t already ;)

Which The Body Shop body sprays do you think are awesome?

Emily xo

Sunday, 20 April 2014

MY MAC PALETTE



I will be doing a post on my go to colours soon

but I first wanted to show you all of the shadows in my MAC palette.

I added my last shadow in October last year and it felt so good.
So here I have the single Large Pro Palette with the x15 insert which you buy separate from the palette. 


I didn't have much daylight when taking these photos and I didn't realise how hard it would be to hold my giant SLR camera and take pictures with one hand, but here we go...

From left to right:

Nylon > Orb > All That Glitters > Patina > Woodwinked


Sable > Satin Taupe > Paradisco > Cranberry > Stars 'N' Rockets


Sumptuous Olive > Greensmoke > Espresso > Embark > Carbon

It's pretty expensive to create a whole palette but it's exciting. If you think the 15 palette is going to be too expensive then I suggest getting the x4 palette which is a lot cheaper and is a lot more practical and easy to travel with.

Let me know what shadows you think I'm missing!

Emily xo


Thursday, 17 April 2014

BIRCHBOX APRIL 2014 REVIEW




LAURA MERCIER Ambre Vanille Souffle Body Creme | Sample Size | Full Size - £44.50

I only own a few Laura Mercier products so was happy to find one in my box this month. I've never tried any of her body products, so i am excited to try this out. The smell is lovely, it's vanilla and smells like a grown up, sophisticated scent, you know what i mean. 

YES TO CUCUMBERS Facial Towelettes | Sample Packet | Full Packet - £4.99

I've never ever tried a product from the 'Yes to' range but I have always wanted to. I was so happy when i saw these face wipes as 1. I needed some new wipes for quick makeup removal and 2. I needed to try some new ones, as face wipes are so drying and not great for the skin. I've heard these wipes leave your skin feeling soft but aren't great at taking off eye makeup. So we will see. 
I think the sample size is pretty alright, you get 10 in a pack.

THEBALM COSMETICS How 'Bout Them Apples? Cheek & Lip Cream | Sample Size | Full Size Palette - £26



I am so into cream blushes right now as the weather is warming up so i was really excited to see a cream blush in my box. The packaging, oh my goodness HOW CUTE! I'm obssessed with vintage/retro packaging. 
The shade i recieved is 'Pie' and is pink/coral which is awesome for Spring/Summer, it's really beautiful. I also love the guy i got also ;)  i love cowboys!

This sample was probably my favourite out of them all. I am so buying the full size palette, maybe i will ask for it as a birthday present!

LORD & BERRY Couture Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil | Sample Size | Full Size - £10

It's funny, Birchbox keeps sending me stuff i need, how'd you know Birchbox? I've been using liquids and felts for a long time and occasionaly use kohl liner. All my kohls are kinda mucky and gross, except my MAC 'Smoulder' which is the worst kohl i have ever used. So I knew i needed to get myself just a brand new, clean kohl eyeliner. So cheers Birchbox! I am excited to try this.
I'm not too sure about the sample size, i know Birchbox is for samples but i hate it when kohls get to this size after being used and sharpened  for a while. But oh well, still really up for trying this.

COLOR CLUB Gala's Gems Nail Polish | Set of 4 - £15

I was really excited when I got to choose which nail polish i'd like in my Birchbox this month out of the four Color Club shades. I chose Gold Struck as i didn't really have a colour like this in my nail polish collection. I can't wait to paint my nails with this, it looks even prettier in the flesh. When i look at this colour i think 'gold goddes' it's a pretty, metallic, summer colour. If i ever go to a summer wedding i'd wear this.
(Sorry I like imagining wear I'd wear things)


LIFESTYLE EXTRA

I also received a packet of Propercorn popcorn but I 'accidentally' ate them before I even took a photo. Oops. I received the 'Fiery Worcester Sauce & Sun Dried Tomato' pack, and they were delish!

So overrall, I am super happy and excited with this months Birchbox. I would totally recommend Birchbox to anyone. Here's the Birchbox subscription page! You can also puchase any of the full size products here at the Birchbox Shop

Let me know your views on this months Birchbox and if you will be purchasing any full sizes!

Emily xo