Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Favourite blogs!!

Hello Everybody,
This is quite a difficult post for me because I read so many blogs and love so many of them. However, I am choosing to speak about some blogs that A. You may have not heard of and B. Have spoken to me online in the past.
I'm only going to talk about 3 of them because I feel as though I want time to talk about them rather than just write a list.


I discovered Beth just as I started blogging in May 2013. I loved her blog which was full of reviews, advice and even some more personal posts. She has been on and off blogging, like a lot of us teen bloggers do from time to time. But Beth has never lost sense of herself even though she has a lot of followers now and whenever she comes back it puts a smile on my face. We have tweeted each other and I have got involved in her blogging challenge, and overall she is just such a lovely person.


The brains behind this blogmas project, but also the brain behind an amazing blog. She is such a lovely person, and again blogs about everything that I love to read. Not only that, but she has gorgeous hair!! She is also great to Snapchat when you are bored... or need to vent excitement out on something.

Elizabeth's Diary

We worked on a little project some time ago together and although it was a little bit of a fail, we had a great time working together organising it. I just think we got carried away and failed to realise that it will take time to run. However, Elizabeth, although an occasional blogger, makes lovely posts. Elizabeth is also a very kind and thoughtful person and there have been plenty of times that she has messaged me checking I am okay... which is just so lovely.

I hope you check out these blogs.
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Monday, 15 December 2014

Favourite Christmas Films

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought that it would be nice for me to share with you a few of my favourite Christmas movies... because... I FREAKING LOVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES... and that is what I have been told to write, but we can pretend I haven't said that. Rather then me rambling with a long intro I am going to jump straight into it...


This film seems to be a general favourite with the world's population, probably because of it's heartwarming yet hilarious story line. It is about a boy/man called Buddy who one day crawled into Santa's sack and was bought home and bought up by elves. But as he grew up he wanted to find his Dad and the story is mostly about Buddy finding his Dad and learning how to fit into the real world, and also goes on a quest to liven up the Christmas spirit.

Santa Clause 2

As Santa is getting older his elves begin to worry that he will one day be unable to do his job. That's when his job gets taken over by a robot clone and the real Santa and his family have to work together to keep the real Santa's job, whilst getting Charlie (Santa's son) off of the naughty list.

The Holiday

A romance about two ladies who are fed up of where they live and decide to do a life swap (USA to UK) during the festive season. This gives the two leading actresses a chance to let their hair down and rebuild their lives in completely different ways.

Deck The Halls

This movie is about a family that have just moved in and at first do not seem to get on with their neighbours. The plot of the story is that the father of the new household wants to be the most festive man in the area and starts up a quest to make his house visible from space in the dark by using only Christmas lights.

What Christmas movies do you like?
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 14 December 2014

Christmas Inspiration... wrapping ideas!!

Hello Everybody,
Firstly I want to apologise for missing 3 days of Blogmas, however I did pre-warn you that December is a very busy month for me. Don't get me wrong... I love it, but the amount my life has changed recently meant that I really did not have the time to sit down and write a tonne of blog posts everyday last week. I thought I would do a very quick recap of my week and how much it has changed. Firstly, I turned 17, then I started work *my first proper job* and I have also started learning to drive. Yep... busy week.
Anyway, I am going to try my utmost best to blog everyday this week, starting from today... with some Christmas Inspiration., wrapping edition... because I am pretty sure we are fed up with using the usual wrapping techniques.
Sources: Pinterest

Chalkboard wrapping paper

This is such a nice idea because being able to personalise wrapping paper is so meaningful, but also if you make mistakes you can just rub it off and start again. Plus, chalkboards are a massive trend at the moment so of course people would be happy with this wrapping paper.

Brown paper packages tied up with strings...

...these are a few of my favourite things. It just looks so classic and kitsch. Plus, who doesn't love a brown paper package tied up with a string? You can even get brown wrapping paper with festive designs, for example, snowflake covered brown paper.

Tying something onto the present.

Be it some cute little buttons, a sprig of a Christmas tree, or even a candy cane. Adding something extra onto your presents can really give the gift the "wow factor" before it has even been opened. This idea incorporated with the brown paper idea will look amazing.

I hope I have given you some wrapping inspiration... what do you do to wrap up your presents?
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Men's Christmas Gift Guide

Hello Everybody,
Today I am going to be sharing with you all ideas of what to get the men in your life for Christmas. Be it you Father's, brothers or even boyfriends, all of these ideas will hopefully give you enough inspiration if you are stuck with gift ideas... as sometimes it can be a little tricky to know what to get your loved ones as you do not want to disappoint.

1. Festive Fairisle socks, £8, here.
2. Mini Tabletop Tennis, £10, here.
3. Book in 1000 Ulimate Adventures... for the adventurous types, £15.99, here.
4. Aztec Scraf, £35, here.
5. Wooden Alarm clock, £28, here.
6. Smart Phone Projector, £15.95, here.
7. Vintage Style Satchel... because secretly all men love a good man bag!! £75, here.
8. Flat packed Bonsai Tree. Bonsai trees are very masculine trees but tend to be hard work to look after so at least a flat-packed one will be a little easier, £28.50, here.

I hope this gave you some ideas if you were getting stuck.
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Party Food Ideas!

Hello Everybody,
Today's theme was to write a post about food and my original idea was to write about what I ate in a day, but it seems that I forgot my brain and every time I eat something I fail to a picture of it. Plus, my slightly unhealthy diet is a little bit of an embarrassment. For that reason I am writing a post about some party food ideas for any of you that may be hosting parties over the festive season.

The Obvious

I'm going to start this post with the obvious snack that you can have at a party because they tend to be the easiest and cheapest to put together. The first things are lots of crisps, nachos and dips. My favourite dips include, salsa, nacho cheese and sour cream and chive dip. You could also have sweets, cake, cocktail sausages and of course PIZZA!! Another option is always buying the sets of party food from the freezer sections of the Supermarkets. They are always yummy!!

The Not so Obvious...

Little kebabs of things... you know... pineapple, feta cheese, olives, palma ham. Just lots of yummy stuff on cocktail sticks really. You could also bake some cakes, or even make some DIY bits that you might find on Pinterest are always an idea, as we all know that a lot of people love making nice little bits around the festive season.

I hope you enjoyed these little ideas and I will see you tomorrow.
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Monday, 8 December 2014

Birthday Party Photo Diary

Hello Everybody!!
If you are aware, I am the Birthday girl and I am totally 17 now, whoop whoop!! But, to celebrate this special day, on Friday night I had a little Birthday Party around my house. As today's theme was a photo diary I thought I would show you some party photos, trying my best not to embarrass my friends in anyway. But, I hope you like these little pictures and I will write a little bit about my party after.
I do firstly want to apologise for the terrible lighting in all of these pictures, but it was night time and dark, so I hope you can understand.
I had a fab evening. It actually started with me getting home in the evening to find that my new school bag had finally arrived *I broke my old one* and in the parcel were not one but two chocolate bars. It's almost as if ASOS knew it was my Birthday or something. Anyway, I highly recommend the Ritz Cadbury chocolate bars because they taste absolutely delicious.
I then got ready in my new skirt and top and curled my hair to make it look different and pretty. And then soon after I arranged everything around ready for the party my friends arrived. Our evening consisted of music, dancing, food, pizza takeaway and just fun, as we don't see eachother as a group of friends all together very often.
I hope you enjoyed this little photo diary.
EmilyBelleBlogs x 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

My Christmas Wishlist

Hello Everybody,
Today I will be sharing with you what is on my Christmas (and Birthday) list this year, as it might give you ideas if you have no idea what you want this year. And also because we're all nosey people really and love to know what people are hoping for from Santa Clause. Yes. I am super excited, and yes. I have wishes for quite a lot of things. Although, of course I am not expecting to get everything.
  • Cloud 9 Original Hair Straighteners
  • Spotify Premium
  • Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
  • Les Miserables DVD
  • The Fault in our Stars DVD
  • Stila in the Light Palette
  • First Aid Beauty Skin Rescue Purifying Mask with Red Clay
  • Clinique Chubby Stick Moisturising Lip Colour Balm in Pudge Peony
  • MAC Lipstick in Rebel
  • MAC Lipstick in Violetta
  • MAC Powder Blush in Well Dressed
  • Rianna Honey Boots (loveclothing.com)
  • Yankee Candles
  • Jewellery
What are you hoping to get this Christmas?
I will speak to you tomorrow, when I will officially be 17. Yep!! That's right,,, it's my Birthday tomorrrow. Whoop Whoop!! PAAAAARRRTAAAAYY!!
EmilyBelleBlogs x