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Follow Your Dreams!

On the 31st May 2016, I finally took the plunge into the blogosphere and what a fantastic year it has been. In the last 365 days I have worked with some incredible brands such as Franchetti Bond and people such as Matt from Vits and Kicks I attended my first blogging event up in London for the Maison de choup launch and I have met some wonderful people on Twitter who never fail to inspire me. Blogging was supposed to be a creative outlet, a way for me to channel my thoughts and feelings. Never in a million years did I think it would grow to be something that has the potential to take me places I could never of dreamt of.

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Despite the negativity surrounding the industry lately and a certain Cosmo post bringing everyone down, I am determined to continue my exciting journey, not for the followers, likes or freebies but because for me blogging gave me something money can’t buy – confidence and happiness. Because of blogging I have pushed myself out of my comfort zone and mixed with total strangers, I have been able to channel my love for marketing in my product reviews and it has made me realise that dreams are there to be pursued and to give us all hope.

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Maison de Choup Launch.

What made you start blogging? I would love to be to know what you have discovered or gained from the blogging world.

 

Love Emma

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Step into the unknown.

 

 

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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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Mental Health has been an issue for quite some time now and it is thanks to people like George David Hodgson who has placed social responsibility at the core of his brand Maison de Choup that society is finally standing together to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues such as anxiety and depression.

I am very proud of Maison de Choup’s latest collection that promotes positivity and, as an individual that has fought depression since 2010 on and off, this is a cause that is very close to my heart. What make’s this collection so great is that 25% of the profits go to Young Minds to help support children and teenagers with mental health issues.

Check out the new collection for SS17 here!

I hope you have had a great Monday.

Love Emma

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“Overall I wanted to express positivity, the main slogan of the collection: ‘Warrior not worrier’ reflects this, it highlights our and importance of believing we are stronger than our mental health.” – George David Hodgson, Founder.

Unlike most Thursday’s, last night saw me taking a very exciting journey up to London for the Maison De Choup SS17 launch party. After getting lost in the rain, Al and I were greeted by the sounds of DJ Ordio who immediately set a relaxed vibe which was perfect for mingling.

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Of course, that little detour to the event itself left Al and I seeking some drinks to quench our thirst. The fantastic Josh Hayes was our mixologist for the evening and provided plenty of refreshing cocktails with a twist. My personal favourite has to be the ‘Breathe’ concoction which consisted of gin, lemon, soda and fresh raspberries. Of course, I couldn’t resist the sweet flavours of gin, triple sec, lemon, sugar and a slightly different touch which included egg white – otherwise known as ‘Resist’.

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After soaking up the atmosphere, I decided to check out George’s latest designs for his new ‘Warrior Collection’. Unlike most fashion brands Maison de Choup donate a very generous 25% of their profits to Young Minds the UK’s leading mental health charity for children and young people alike.

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What I love most about George, aside from his amazing achievements as an entrepreneur at the mere age of 21, is his incredibly brave decision to channel his own struggles with anxiety into a project that supports those who are in a similar position to himself. Perhaps this is one of the many reasons why his desire to convey positivity through his collection has been one that he has absolutely surpassed in more ways than one. I’m sure those who attended the event and had the opportunity to meet George will agree with me when I say he is such a likeable individual who I hope goes on to do many more collections in the not so distant future.

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As for the rest of the evening well it consisted of delicious marshmallow goodness from the delectable Mallow and Marsh, more fantastic 90’s tunes, sipping some refreshing cocktails and meeting the lovely Caitlin from Glorious Chic and Emily from The Messy Edit.

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Sadly, all good things must come to end and after making a sneaky little purchase, Al and I stepped back out into the hustle and bustle of London before making our way back home .

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Do what you love.

 

Get your hands on the new Warrior Collection

The Story behind Maison de Choup

The event was incredibly inspiring and I absolutely love the new collection. I feel privileged to have been invited to this event and I am very proud to be a supporter of both George Hodgson, his latest collection and Young Minds whose collaboration I think is fantastic. I will be sharing a little OOTD post featuring one of my favourite designs from the new SS17 Warrior Collection so keep your eyes open for that.

Have a great weekend.

Love Emma

XxXx

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