Monday, 31 December 2012

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone. I hope however you are spending it you are having fun with loved ones, whether it is a large group of you or just a few. New years is always the time to make resolutions or promises to yourself of things you want to change but this year I have decided to make a list of things I would like to do or achieve. I'm calling it my "13 for 2013" while i am still working a few of them I have got the big ones sorted but I will update you on them when I have completed my list.

What are your 2013 resolutions?

Hope you have a good one,
Emmie xo

Sunday, 30 December 2012

December - This Month I Loved...

December is a month where you can get easily stressed out and overloaded but hopefully you have managed to find some positives. Here are mine for december
 Christmas and all the Trimmings – Yes Christmas. Possibly a bit obvious that this would be a positive for December but you have to love getting a day off to spend with loved ones. For me though this year, it’s all about the build-up too. Putting up the tree and dressing it with baubles and lights, hanging your wreath on the door, making mums advent calendar and filling it with fun treats, wrapping gifts to give out, making cards for my nearest and dearest and sending cards, going on Christmas outings with friends., Candy Canes, warm drinks, Christmas dinner, having the family over, festive songs.  Whether it’s because my friends have all had children in the last few years but the magic seems to have returned. The Joy on their little face as they meet Santa, even though they don’t quite know who he is yet, just fills me with cheer.
Helping A Friend In Need – There is something about helping a friend who is down. Lending kind words and encouragement. I mean, if you were in the same situation as them wouldn’t you like someone to tell you how amazing you are, how you can climb any hill, how though it hurts now the pain will fade in time? Doing something selfless or without any personal gain is really rewarding in its own little way and it says that you care.
Laughing So Hard You Cry – or your stomach hurts. Either way laughter really is great medicine. And by this I do mean laughing because something is funny and not at the expense of someone else. I’ve had a fair few of these moments this month, including when I was recanting the story of a moment that was so funny to someone I worked with that I laughed all over again until we were both in complete and utter hysterics. Laughter lifts the spirits, boosts your immune system and helps get rid of the stress hormone that makes us look older so we have no excuses to have a good laugh every now and again.

What did you love in December?

Emmie xo

Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Happy Holidays

Image from Paper Crave

Happy Holidays and all my best wishes to all my readers. Thank you so much for bearing with me while I got the hang of blogging and what I wanted my blog to convey. I have enjoyed the journey and hope you will join me again next year.

I hope whatever you are doing over the Holiday Season you have a wonderful time.

See you in the new year!

Emmie xo

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Review: Dainty Doll Lipstick in Couture

When I first heard of Dainty Doll a while back I will admit to being a little excited. The brand was created by Nicola Roberts of Girls Aloud for pale skinned girls, as there is so little on the market for those of us that are about as white as a sheet. At first I couldn't find it anywhere except online, and with make-up if I haven't tried it before I won't order it online as you never quite know if the colour will match the swatch, so imagine my surprise (and joy) when I found that Boots now sell it.

The lipstick contains natural plant wax, Vitamin E and moisturizing meadow foam seed oil as 'Skin Loving Ingredients'. It does feel beautiful on my lips, soft with brilliant colour that lasts and a little shine, which is great for me as I don't like too much gloss on my lips. The colour 'Couture' is a wonderful vintage wine red and compliments my pale skin perfectly and at £12.50 I feel it could become a staple in my make-up collection.

Have you ever tried Dainty Doll? What do you think?

Emmie xo

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Lookbook: Leather and Lace

Drop Waist Lace Dress - Topshop
Leather Jacket - H&M
Box Clutch - Warehouse
Studded Stap Heels - New Look
Armor Ring - Vivienne Westwood

I wore this last night to my works Christmas party. The dress is a drop waist style lace which is a key style for AW12 that I wanted to toughen up. So I teamed it up with a old leather jacket, some studded heels and my armor ring. I think it works nicely. Not too girly but not too tough.

All items except for the box clutch have been in my wardrobe for a while and I decided rather than buuying new outfits for the Holiday season I would revamp some of my current wardrobe and bring it into 2012. I mean if Kate Middleton does it why can't we all try it?

What do you think? How would you have worn this dress?

Emmie xo

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Last Minute Christmas Gifts

Here is a little inspiration just in case you are struggling with those last few holiday gifts.

For the Nail Addict

For the Lip Colour Lover

For the Aspiring Traveler

For the Book Lover

For the Green Fingered

Set Of Two Chalkboard Planters - £25

For the Jewellery Junkie

Have Fun Christmas Shopping! Hope you are nearly done.

Emmie xo

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Lookbook: Winter Winds

Hat - Topshop
Coat - Warehouse
Sequin Jumper - Topshop
Leigh Jeans - Topshop
Boots - New Look

I wore this to go out for the evening for an event in my city on the main square so I wanted to feel a little dressy but stay warm. I really enjoyed this outfit and will most likely be getting a lot more wear out of this outfit during the winter months.

Emmie xo

Saturday, 1 December 2012

November Nails

China Glaze - All That Glitters

Topshop - Starlight
Topshop Glitter - Ice Crush

Jessica Nails - Merlot
China Glaze - Glitter All The Way

China Glaze - Glistening Snow

OPI - Call me Gwen-ever
China Glaze - Angel Wings (Glitter)

November has been a month of sparkles and glitter on my nails. I suppose I've been getting ready for the festive season!

Emmie xo

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