Sunday, 15 March 2015

Weekend Morning Routine

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought I would share with you my weekend morning routine, as I see morning routines circulate around Youtube a lot but there never seems to be written versions on blogs, so I thought I would be a really kind human being and write one for you today. I wouldn't necessarily say that my weekend morning routine is set in stone as it really depends on what I am doing on the specific day as to what I will actually do when I get up... everyone's allowed a pajama day every once in a while... no?

Waking up

I like to think it is nice to wake up more naturally on a weekend, as in without that terrible fright of the alarm going off like it does every other day of the week. Besides having a lie in every so often is just perfect for the weekend. But, I have a problem, whenever I have a day where I can lay in I seem to wake up really early... I mean, what is that all about? But, when I wake up I tend to spend a good hour catching up with social media, particularly as I have very little time during the week, and in the evenings to do so now.

Getting up

The first thing I do when I get out of bed is normally run to the toilet because by this time I have waited too long and am now bursting for a pee. After that I like to splash my face with cold water *Oooh! Refreshing!* and cleanse my face with my Clearasil face wash. I will then head back to my room.

Time to beautify!

Sometimes at weekends I skip the whole makeup thing and just moisturise and put some eye brightener under my eyes to wake me up, but when I do I'm either really lazy or experiment too much and end up looking like a demented clown... thank meatballs that makeup isn't permanent! I will also do my hair, sometimes I wash it in the morning if I am feeling extra gross, but most of the time it is just a quick fix job of a top knot, french plait or hair straighten.

What to wear?!

Okay... this is the bit that takes me the flipping longest, no matter how many times a buy new clothes *which I am really trying hard to refrain from because I am saving up for two holidays next year* I never seem to have anything I want to wear! I blame magazines, I see something nice and fashionable, which most of the time I would never be able to pull off anyway, and want to have it for myself. So then I look at all of my clothes and wonder why on earth I bought them... why do trends change? Honestly though, I think sliders are gross, I think flares are gross, yet I still want to wear them because they are cool, you see my dilemma?

Breakfast and stuff...

Anyway, after what seems to be an hour long palaver I tend to opt for the most boring outfit ever and head down for breakfast because by this point my stomach is having whole ranty conversations with me about how hungry it is. I tend to go for cereal, but if I am feeling a little more adventurous I might have a bagel or some scrambled egg, or even both like I have today.
The very last thing I do is brush my teeth, and then do whatever I wish with the rest of my time.

The End... just joking but it does feel like I've written a novel aha!! Well done for getting to the end if you have got this far, because I don't often write this much but I am in a rambly mood, probably because I've got homework to do but am procrastinating instead.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Em!! Where you at?!

Damn it! 
I am officially one of the worst bloggers ever! But, I promise I haven't quit, I am coming back... I just need time, and I need to justify myself. I need to think about what I want my content to be like on this blog, who I want to be reading my blog and when I am going to find the time to post, because I want to do so much all the time, but I know sometimes I need to stop, lay back and just chillax for a little while.
Life has been pretty busy for me, mostly with my job and school work. I like to think it is because I am making the most of my time and to be honest I am so happy at the moment and am looking forward to so much. I've been making the most of my time, enjoying things and gaining experiences. I have got to that part in my life now where I realise I won't be young forever; I only have a year and a bit left and I will be going off to Uni, and I want to have fun, I want to do things.
I am the sort of person that really doesn't want to live with regrets, that wants to do things, see things but most importantly have fun. I also want to give my all in everything that I do, but something is bothering me... my blog. True, I haven't been working very hard on my blog, and I'll admit at this point in my life it seems the least important. It is something that was meant to be a hobby but was becoming more of a chore. I don't want to lose love of blogging because I love it, but a few months back it had got to the point where I would spend hours on a single post, and it just wasn't fun anymore. But, I think my problem wasn't with my blog... I've always been happy with my content and have never copied anyone else... it was the weather.
If there is one thing that I like to get right on my blog it is my photos, and it is blooming difficult to get them to look good when 90% of the day it's too dark and the other 10% of the day you are at school or pursuing another hobby or activity. However, there is so much I want to do on my blog, I want to get to the point again where I know I don't have to go out and spend money to make my blog good... like the good ol' days before I had an income. I want my blog to be bright, happy and positive. I want my blog to be somewhere where people come for unique content, where people come for my writing style.
I am going to try my best to start posting regularly without it seeming like a chore. This means that whilst I am picking this hobby back up my posts won't be scheduled, they will be a bit more spontaneous, that way it takes the pressure off. To make it easier for you to keep up to date with when I have posted you can follow me on Bloglovin' and I will try and keep you guys up to date on my Twitter too. I hope I can still keep you all as my loyal readers and that this works out a bit better then my schedule that I was finding all too much before.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Blue Sky- A makeup Tutorial!!

Emily's doing a makeup tutorial! Saaayyy waaaaaatttt?!
Yep, today I thought, what the heck! I will do my makeup all pretty, ready for a hockey game, there is absolutely no logic in that, but this is me... so I'm allowed okay?! Good! I have just realised that I missed a couple of products out of my photo and you can't see the eye makeup that greatly, but, pfft, never mind, it is just a picture and I need to write this post before I go and whoop some ass in my hockey game.

Face

For my face I used my holy grail foundation which is the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain. I am literally so white that this is the only foundation that I can wear in the winter and not look like an oompa-loompa. It is also really glowing and brightening so it makes me look much more awake then I probably am. For my concealer I used the ever so raved about Collection Lasting Perfecting concealer. I put this on any blemishes, because yes, I do get them like any other girl on the world *cheers mother nature* and under my eyes.
To make my cheeks more defined I use the Soap and Glory Peach Party blush, which is such a lovely glowy colour, and the Bourjois Bronzer under my cheekbones to contour a little. I tend to buff this out with my real techniques buffing brush, as apposed to my Zoeva brushes which I use for everything else. I then use the Maybelline Fit Me powder to set my look.

Eyes

For my eyes I wanted to go for a blue look so I pulled out my Stila In the Light Palette (my new little baby) and firstly used kitten on my browbone to highlight. I then used bubbly on my main lid and the beautiful blue eyeshadow called night sky in my crease. For my waterline I used the Bourjois Neon Blue Contour Clubbing Waterproof eye crayon and for my winged liner on my top eyelid I used the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner in Navy. Then for my brows I used my lifesaver Soap and Glory Brow Archery.

Lips

Finally on my lips I used my old favourite nude, which I have rediscovered after having a bit of a Creme Cup obsession and that is the Maybelline Colorsensation Lipstick in Sweet Pink.

I hope you enjoyed this little post today...
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x
PS: I wrote this yesterday!!


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sunday Musings

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought it would be appropriate for me to just chat, chat about life, the weather, just things really. I personally feel like my blog has been going on and off for a while now, and it annoys me because for years I was so good at being disciplined with my blog and it's content. It isn't a lack of ideas that I have, but I'll get onto that in a moment. I just thought that it would be a good idea for me to explain things and update you on where I am at right now.
 January was a pretty busy month for me, as always, and I haven't had a lot of time anyway to sit down and actually write a post for all of you. With lots of school commitments, as well as work commitments it is pretty hard to find the time where I can sit down and have a proper chat. This makes me feel quite sad, but it also means that when I am writing a blog post it actually feels quite nice.
However, I feel like I need your help, even though I have plenty of ideas I feel like they are becoming more and more samey, and this must be showing as I haven't gained any readers lately and in fact I have been losing followers which actually makes me feel really sad as I do try my best with this blog. Obviously, I know that blogging isn't all about that followers and things, but it just feels like I need to do something to make this blog better.
As well as that, I am reaching the rather large milestone of 20,000 pageviews, therefore I really feel like I need to up my blogging game. This doesn't necessarily mean that I will stick to a schedule because at the moment with my exams and everything it isn't really possible, however I need better content, and possibly a better design.
What kind of blog posts do you like reading? What new things do you want to see on my blog? Have you got any design ideas to make my blog a little bit better?
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday Story Time!- Homework in Costa!!

Hello Everybody,
I hope you are all well and have had a good week. My week has been really good *apart from finding out that my Disney trip was cancelled, but more on that another time*. I've had a busy week/weekend which ended up in me using my lunch break -I was at a trade fair- to do a bit of homework, which ended up being quite productive, which is funny because I was writing about production possibility curves... however, I am sure you are not interested in that.
Anyway, during my lunch hour, I headed off to Costa, grabbed a Mocha *I needed caffine... I was up at 6:30!* a sandwich, some vegetable crisps and a Juicy Water and headed upstairs because I knew it was quieter up there. I didn't start my homework right away and whilst pondering on how great 2015 has been so far, and how good it will be, I sipped on my mocha and ate my sandwich.
Once I had finished that moment of mindfulness I got started on my homework, that's when I realised how great it is in a quiet coffee shop to do my work. How can something make homework not feel like a chore? I completed what I wanted to complete much quicker than expected and was quite proud of myself.
I know this is a short story, but it feels like a happy moment. A moment in time that I have spent alone and actually felt good. Naturally, sitting in a coffee shop alone would normally make me feel vulnerable, small, and very self-conscious. I have never normally enjoyed being be myself, but something about just thinking about how peaceful that moment was made me feel amazingly happy, and also made me thankful for all of the opportunities that have been given to me lately,
I hope you have a wonderful week this week and don't forget to smile. No matter what life throws at you there is always better opportunities to come, happy times ahead, and always things to be thankful for.
Lots of love,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

MAC Violetta Review!!

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought I would do a review of a MAC lipstick that I received for my birthday as it is a bit different, and I don't think many people own it, but I think it deserves more hype. Plus it looks like a really scary colour, but is honestly not as scary as it looks in the tube, in fact I think this colour will suit so many skin types.
And that is MAC Violetta...

Colour

I thought I would write about the most important topic first and that is the colour, and yes... it is in fact PURPLE!! I am talking a proper violet purple, not any of that plum purple rubbish. Yesh... it looks pretty scary and bright. But it is one of those "You can build it up" kind of colours. So if the colour scares you, dabbing on a tiny bit for daily wear looks just as good, as layering a couple layers of lipstick on to get a more opaque purple.

Formula

The formula is Amplified Pro, which I was a bit worried about because I am only used to MAC cremesheen formulas. But, amplified pro is still creamy and lasts a long time. I would say the only difference is that it makes the lipstick look slightly more metallic.

Overall I really like this lipstick, normally I would discuss it's price and packaging, but as I have already reviewed MAC lipsticks on my blog before there isn't really a need for me to go over the same stuff again. All I would say, is that this lipstick is quite an aging colour, so if you are worried about looking older then you already are, don't buy this lipstick.

Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January haul!

Hey Hey Hey!!
I've done a bit of naughty shopping this month, and I thought that it was about time that I posted a bit of a haul on here, to share with you all of the amazing stuff that I have picked up recently, as I thought you would all be pretty interested considering  that I haven't done a proper shopping haul since September as I have only really bought things randomly since then.

Clothing

Primark

From Primark I picked up quite a lot whilst I was in there, but then I walked out with quite a bit less then I originally picked up. In fact I only bought I pink floral smock top, which is very, very much my style. I also bought a couple of white vest tops, because they are cheap as chips, and not really something I like spending lots of money on.

H&M

From H&M I bought only one thing, but it is the most beautiful top ever. It is a peplum black and white stripey top, which is super duper flattering, which is good for me as I have quite a boyish body shape. It also has a lower back, which makes it look slightly more elegant.

Topshop

Firstly I bought the amazingly coveted Joni jeans which I love and have been wanting for so long. I bought a black pair, because I only had blue jeans before and thought I would get more wear out of black ones. Topshop Joni Jeans, are Super High Waisted skinny jeans, but also amazingly comfy. I also picked up a white cropped t-shirt which has a denim blue trim around the neck and arms.

ASOS

From ASOS I bought firstly a long sleeve turtle neck cropped top, which is very different for me, but I absolutely love it. I also bought a baseball top which is white with black sleeves, but also has a smock bottom, which gives the edginess of the jumper a bit more girliness. I also got a white top with a sheer material bottom from the brand Vila. As well as, a baggy long sleeve t-shirt from the brand Monki.

Beauty

Boots

From boots I bought a whole host of things, I bought the Soap and Glory Brow Archery, which makes my eyebrows look fairly good actually. As well as buying the Soap and Glory Peach Party blush which is really shimmery but actually makes my face look less washed out. From Bourjois I picked up the khol & contour black eyeliner and Contour clubbing waterproof neon blue eyeliner. I also bought the Maybelline colour tattoo in On and On Bronze  and the Baby Lips Dr Rescue in the colour Berry soft

Feelunique

Finally, from Feelunique I bought that Stila in the Light palette which I am so excited to use because as you will know I have been wanting to buy it for ages.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope to be doing some reviews and outfit posts soon.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x