Happy New Year!

 

Wow! Can you believe it is 2018? They say time flies when you are having fun and whilst 2017 certainly put a few challenges my way, looking back 2017 really was full of amazing events, people and opportunities. Last year saw me changing my career path, facing my health face on and pursuing my dreams. I hope 2018 brings you all lots of happiness and the courage to chase your wildest dreams. For now I will leave you with some of my favourite moments from 2017.

 

2017 Highlights

 

Maison de Choup SS17 Launch Party.

Amazing Opportunities!

 

Breathtaking views in Cornwall.

 

Wedding dress shopping.

Once in a Lifetime.

Lapasa collaboration.

National Trust days out.

Relaxing in Mallorca.

Delightful Destinations.

 

Collaboration with Wild Home.

 

Collaboration with Brakeburn.

Filming videos for my YouTube channel.

Sea views and cocktails.

Lush Christmas Blogging Event.

Christmas countdown in Brighton.

 

Memories that last a lifetime.

 

I would just like to take a moment to say thank you to all of my loyal readers who continue to support me. What is your favourite memory or moment from 2017?

Love Emma

xXxXx

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With the Christmas office party just around the corner and cold Winter night’s, it got me thinking about my beauty essentials for the festive season. So today I thought I would share with you all, what’s on my list of beauty must have’s.

 

1. STRUCTURE Smoothshock

At the top of my list has to be this luxurious foam packed full of Abyssinian oil, which not only smells incredible, but also leaves my hair super soft and conditioned. I love using this when I am styling my hair, as it ensures my hair isn’t left feeling dry.

2. Festive Nail Polish

Red, berry, glitter or perhaps some festive nail art in the form of Santa, Rudolph or Frosty the snowman.

3. Signature Scent

This year my go to scent’s have included ‘Wood Sage and Sea Salt’ by Jo Malone, ‘Touch of Pink’ by Lacoste and ‘Si’ by Giorgio Aramani.

4. Naked Heat Eye Palette

This may be a palette for Summer, but I have loved using the brighter tones, to help create a warmer look for the colder season.

5. Meltdown Make-up remover

It is probably the last thing you feel like doing after a night out, but taking care of your skin is incredibly important, as it helps prevent ageing and provides the perfect foundation to your look.

6. All Nighter setting spray

Don’t forget some setting spray to make sure your make-up stays put after evening on the dance floor.

7. XO Balm

This multi-purpose product has you covered when it comes to dry cracked hands and chapped lips.

8. Sparkle

No Christmas outfit would be complete without a bit of added sparkle, this can be jewellery, a sequined top or perhaps a new clutch to hold all of your beauty essentials in.

 

 

I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Love,

Emma

XxXx

What’s on your list this year for your Christmas beauty essentials?

 

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by STRUCTURE. All opinions remain my own and I chose the products mentioned in this post.

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With just over 2 weeks to go until Christmas, the Christmas light displays have been switched on, the annual Coca-Cola advert has aired and bloggers up and down the country have already been working hard on this month’s content for Blogmas.

Meanwhile, behind the scenes, we are all manically striving to find that perfect gift for our loved ones, locate that dress for our office party and make sure we have perfected that recipe for the Christmas cake. It is no wonder that for many the Christmas countdown can leave us feeling burnt-out. Don’t panic! I have just the thing for you, so put your feet up, pour yourself a drink and don’t forget the Quality Street, because I have some fantastic stocking fillers for you today from the lovely people over at MAD BEAUTY.

First up are the rather delightful hand sanitizers that not only feature a festive design but also smell incredible (cranberry, marshmallow and Cherry) and at £2.99 each they won’t break the bank.

Next up are some Disney themed goodies, these were such a lovely surprise as I absolutely loved Minnie Mouse when I was a little girl and desperately needed a hair band to help keep the hair off my face when applying my makeup, so when MAD BEAUTY sent me the cutest Minnie themed headband I couldn’t wait to try it on and again at £4.99 I think it is very reasonable in terms of price.

If you know someone that was born in the 80’s or 90’s then chances are they will probably remember the good old days of slush puppies after school. So if you are looking for a gift that will leave them feeling nostalgic then defiantly consider the trio of lip balms for £7.99. They would make a brilliant secret Santa gift.

 

Lastly, If you are looking for something to warm up those cold snowy winter nights, then MAD BEAUTY have also created a range that includes a pack of bath salts and a Christmas cracker featuring a mini hand cream with a fresh strawberry fragrance. I absolutely love the cute packaging as it means that you could potentially consider skipping the gift wrapping altogether.

Whether you are looking for vintage wash bags, stationary or affordable stocking fillers and gifts, MAD BEAUTY has you covered.

Who says affordable products have to compromise on ethical standards? Click here to read all about Mad Beauty and their animal testing policy.

Still need more festive inspo? Check out MAD BEAUTY and their website here.

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What will you be putting on your wish list this year?

Love Emma

XxXx

 

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Last Friday, marked the beginning of December, a clear sign if there ever was one that Christmas is just around the corner. With the countdown already on, I have decided to share some of my favourite Christmas songs, with you guys.

Much to my Fiancé’s amusement, I have been blasting these out in the car, whilst we have been out and about doing our Christmas shopping. Each of these songs holds a special memory for me, from watching my favourite Christmas films such as ‘Home Alone’ and ‘Love Actually’ to taking part in my school Christmas concert and lastly dancing in our living room, whilst decorating the tree. So, without further ado, here are my favourite Christmas songs for the festive season.

Disclaimer: Prepare for some cheesy numbers and a few soundtracks from the ‘Home Alone’ movie.

  1. I wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday – Blizzard

  2. Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree – Brenda Lee

  3. Do they Know it’s Christmas – Band Aid

  4. Last Christmas – Wham

  5. All I want for Christmas Is You – Mariah Carey

  6. Santa Claus Is Coming To Town – The Jackson 5

  7. Somewhere Only We Know – Lily Allen

  8. Driving Home for Christmas – Chris Rea

  9. Merry Xmas Everybody – Slade

  10. Christmas Is All Around (Love Actually) – Billy Mack

  11. Merry Christmas Everyone – Shakin’ Stevens

What songs are on your ‘Christmas playlist’ for 2017? Do you prefer classics or will you be the first in line to purchase the latest release from Rak-Su?

 

Love Emma

XxXx

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Dear Santa,

So I was wondering if you would consider revoking your decision to place me on the dreaded ‘Naughty List’ this year and maybe consider treating me to the following:

  • Good health for me and my loved ones
  • A happy family
  • Quality family time
  • Christmas dinner
  • Lush – Something Festive please
  • A phone case from iDEAL of Sweden
  • Socks – Cute and Fluffy
  • Marzipan Fruits
  • Astronaut Ice Cream
  • A new decoration for my tree
  • A canvas with Toby on (My Westie)
  • A nice photo album for me to record this year’s Christmas in
  • An Oasis Voucher

Did I mention there is a mince-pie and some milk in it for you? Don’t worry I will be sure to leave a carrot or two out for Rudolph and his pals.

P.S I promise to be good, but I can’t promise anything in relation to that tub of Quality Street or that bottle of Bailey’s.

 

Merry Christmas,

Love Emma,

XxXx

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