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With all of the negativity floating around the blogosphere lately, I thought it would be nice to share some love instead. So, here are my top 5 accounts that I have been inspired by lately.

  1. ItslittleLauren

This beautiful lady has taught me the importance of being open, honest and proud of who you are. Despite her daily struggles with M. E Lauren’s feed is filled with beautiful selfies, delicious Insta-worthy cupcakes and a pinch of reality for good measure.

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2. Hannahfgale
I absolutely love Hannah’s effortless style and her personality shines throughout her feed. Another blogger keeping it real.

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Kindness is free, spread that stuff everywhere!

3. Milkbubbletea

Pure pastel perfection, beauty, fashion, flowers and Becky’s cute little sausage dog.

 

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4. Lovelystyle40

Wife and mum of two Joanna proves that style really does come with age. Her love for all things fashion related clearly play a huge part in her feed, where she mixes high-end pieces with high street brands such as Primark.

 

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5. Tiffanytalesxo

Fashion, fabulous flatlays, beauty and lots of dreamy pics. Tiffany’s feed has that girl next door vibe going on.

 

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Have Courage and be kind.

What are your favourite Instagram accounts to follow? I hope this post has helped you to discover a few more inspirational ladies and that you all have a wonderful weekend. If you are new to blogging then please do not give up your dream of pursuing  it! The majority of us blogging folk are incredibly supportive and the great thing about blogging, is that there is room for us all.

 

Love Emma

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I absolutely love reading these posts, so I thought I would share with you a few of my favourite fashion and beauty purchases from May.

First up is this stunning floral wrap dress from Primark for £13 which caught my eye because of its gorgeous ruffles and Latin inspired style. Initially I was going to wear this to the Maison de Choup launch but decided to opt for jeans and a top combo due to the poor weather that was forecast for my journey up to London. However, I will definitely be wearing this in Mallorca later this year with a pair of black strappy heels.

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Life is too short to wear boring clothes.

Next up is a few impulse beauty purchases. After being pampered by the lovely ladies at my local Benefit Brow Bar and Urban Decay prior to my trip up to London. I decided to invest in the following products.

Urban Decay Total Pervision duo set £22

Urban Decay All Nighter setting spray £23.50

Benefit Gimme Brow £20

The great thing is I was also given a free makeover by Urban Decay after purchasing two products, this was particularly enjoyable as I was able to attend the MDC launch looking lovely and glam thanks to the lovely Louise.

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Last but not least is this stunning tribal inspired print bikini from Accessorize. I really love bright colours and the pink tassels add just the right amount of sass to complete my beach look. I will be pairing this with a big floppy straw hat and a cheeky pina colada.

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These are just a small selection of my latest favourites. If you would like to see another post like this then please do leave a comment. I hope you are all having a lovely relaxing Bank Holiday.

 

Love Emma

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Glorious Summer days filled with sunshine and freshly cut grass often mean that your calendar is jam-packed with weddings, festivals, birthday parties and christenings or sun soaked holidays in the Mediterranean. Whilst this can be a very exciting season, it does also mean that your hair is often neglected and left forgotten about.  Factor in a pre-holiday session at the salon and your hair can be left feeling tired and dry prior to you even jetting off, to those Pina coladas and days sunning yourself by the poolside.

Whether you are a natural blonde like me or you are a bleached blonde and you want to invest in some stunning hair products, that deliver salon worthy results instantly, then make sure you don’t leave without these three hair essentials.

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Blonde Life Brightening Shampoo

After falling in love with this simple but gorgeous packaging, I thought I would be left disappointed with the contents. But the first thing I actually noticed was how thick and rich the shampoo was, the consistency was just right and meant that I didn’t need to use a lot despite having fairly long thick hair.

Blonde Life Brightening Conditioner

After soaking in the tub for a few minutes, I rinsed and lathered my hair as instructed and then massaged this bio advanced peptide complex in – apparently that means it reconstructs damaged strands and targets hair that has probably seen better days. Of course if you are going to be Blonde then you want to have gorgeous, luscious locks and that is where Joico’s blend of exotic ingredients come in to ensure you are left with a gorgeous shine that is guaranteed to turn heads.

Blonde Life Brightening Masque

This masque made my hair feel incredible and this little extra treatment also felt like the perfect way to round off these three rather luxurious hair care products. Overall I was pleasantly surprised with Joico’s new range and I think I may just have to enjoy a nice candlelit bath later – any excuse to indulge myself again.

 

They say Blondes have more fun which may be true, but that doesn’t mean that your crowning glory need suffer. After all, us Blondes deserve nothing but the best when it comes to hair care.

 

Discover Joico

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When it come’s to 2016, it is not exactly a secret that it was one of those year’s that the majority of us would rather write off. Take show business for one, we lost so many legends from David Bowie, Alan Rickman to George Michael and Carrie Fisher.

From a personal perspective 2016 wasn’t all bad but I defiantly had a mixture of incredible highs such as my surprise engagement in Venice to Al and severe lows to being told I might go completely deaf by the end of the year.

One thing that last year has taught me is that life really is too short to stress over the little things and a great quote that I love to try to remember during difficult moments, is that “Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations”.

 

January

Low – Suffering from an impacted and infected Wisdom Tooth

High – Seeing in the New Year with family

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Seeing in 2016 New Year with family.

 

February

Low – Being told I might go Deaf by my Audiologist

High – Celebrating Valentines Day with Al, Visiting London

 

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March

High – Got Engaged in Venice/ Booked Wedding Venue

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April

High’s – Our 4 Year Anniversary/ Muse Concert

 

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May

High –  Started my Blog

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June

High’s – 21st and 40th Birthday celebrations with Family

 

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July

High’s – Charity BBQ/ Canal Holiday/ Visit to Mayfield Lavender Fields

 

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August

High – Celebrated my 26th with Franchetti Bond/ Took our Parents to see our Wedding Venue/ Toby’s 1st Birthday/ Camping at Higher Moor

 

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September

High’s–  Got engagement ring cleaned/ Visited our first wedding fayre in Arundel/ Did a photo shoot in Brighton for a project/ Mum’s afternoon tea birthday/ Celebrating a 1st Birthday

 

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October

High’s –  First blog giveaway/ Started new job/ Tea and cake at Pinnocks

 

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November

Low – Winter bug

High – Christmas shopping

 

December

High’s – Christmas/ Blogmas/ Cottage break in Brighton/ New year 2017

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Looking back now, I think if we all take a step back we will all realise that despite life’s constant challenges and struggles, there is something good in every day however small. This year I am looking forward to getting stuck into my new job, tackling that dreaded driving test, going dress shopping, planning mine and Al’s big day for next year and blogging of course! What are you all looking forward to this year?

Happy New Year for 2017 to you all!

Love Emma

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After a lovely weekend up in Manchester with family, enjoying glasses of red wine and consuming Indian, Italian and good old British food. I thought it was about time I caught up and did a few posts for ‘Blogmas’.

I think I am driving Alex mad with my enthusiasm for Christmas and feel like I am turning into Buddy from the film ‘Elf’, as every time we drove pass a house with lights on, I would literally jump with excitement and I couldn’t help but admire the Christmas trees everywhere I went. What is happening to me? I think taking part in this years ‘Blogmas’ has definitely helped to get me in the festive mood that’s for sure.

But if you find yourself stressing about finding the perfect stocking filler or gift on a budget, then keep on reading as I have something for all of the special ladies your life from your Mum to your girlfriend and all for less than £15! If you want to purchase any of these lovely gifts, then all you have to do is click on the image – Happy shopping 🙂

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Yankee candle Christmas votive gift set £8.79

 

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Essie Christmas gift set £13.00

 

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Gothic Garden Case £8.50

 

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Pastel clouds umbrella £12.00

 

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Decorations £5.00

 

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I love the notepad designs in Accessorize so much! £10.00

 

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Doughnutz foldaway bag £4.50

 

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Sequin bobble hat £10.00

 

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So pretty! £7.00

 

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Silent night eyemask £8.00

 

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£3.50 These might be Men’s socks but they are too cute!

 

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Satsuma Lush bundle £7.95

 

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Luxury pink champagne chocolate truffles £10.00

 

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Just pink eau du parfume £8.00

I hope you have enjoyed this post as much as I have. I would love to know in the comments below either what you are putting in your stockings or what you would like to receive.

Love Emma

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