Friday, January 23, 2015

Well I Almost Forgot It Was Twilight

I've mostly been dressing for comfort and warmth recently, which has meant a lot of cosy jumpers and layers. I contemplated buying this H&M jumper for ages and when I saw it on Emma, it sealed the deal. It's so cosy and warm, although I do have to wear a long sleeved top underneath because it's a bit scratchy on my skin. 


Coat, Jumper and Trousers- H&M
Boots- Topshop
Bag- Accessorize
Necklace- Zara
Brooch- Vintage, gift
Lipstick- Topshop Matte Lip Bullet Get Me Bodied

She's wearing pants! Why yes I am. I've been wearing them a lot lately because they are so damn comfortable and I love the embossed texture too, it makes them a little more interesting.

I wanted this Zara necklace for a long time and convinced myself I wasn't going to get it, that was until it went on sale and I could no longer justify not buying it, you know how it is! The boots were a 'Black Friday' purchase from Topshop, they need a tiny bit of wearing in to loosen them up but once you do they are so comfortable, I can even get away with wearing them in work when I'm on my feet for hours. I love how chunky they are even though my sister says they remind her of these ones.

This brooch is a special one because my granny gave it to me recently. An ex-boyfriend gave it to her in the early 1950s so it's proper vintage. I love the coloured stones, the photo really does not do it justice.

I finally decided to try some Topshop make up after much time spend browsing the stands. I had read about the Matte Lip Bullets and decided to try one out. Get Me Bodied is the ultimate Winter deep berry shade. I'm not so crazy about the packaging, especially for the price but it more than makes up for it in other ways, I really love the formula, colour and lasting power of it.

How is your January going so far? I'm too obsessed with my niece to notice the horrible cold and dullness that January normally brings.

Emma x

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Face of the Day- Penelope Pink

I was a very lucky girl this Christmas and got some gorgeous beauty bits from my family that were on my wishlist. I got the Charlotte Tilbury Mini Lipstick Charms gift set, Benefit's Cheeky Sweet Spot Blush Box and Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette. I've been using all three sets almost every day since Christmas and absolutely love them. 


I started by priming my skin using a travel size of the No7 Instant Illusions Rapid Radiance Balm, you can read my full review here. I then applied my current favourite foundation, No7 Stay Perfect Superlight which I will reviewing very soon, it's the perfect foundation for everyday wear.


I used Skimp from the Naked Basics 2 palette under my brows, Primal on the lid blended out with Frisk and Cover lightly along the lower lash line. I added some L'Oréal liquid liner, which has been a favourite of mine for a few years now and two coats of my current favourite mascara from Bourjois which gives amazing thick sixties style lashes.


Before mascara I used my new favourite beauty tool, the heated eyelash curler from No7.  I had only ever used regular eyelash curlers before so this was a completely new concept to me. The curler runs on a battery and takes a few seconds to heat up, I was nervous to try it at first but it's very easy to use and does wonders for my lashes, I actually couldn't believe how big and curled they looked after I applied the mascara. It's currently on sale for only €6, definitely worth investing in for anyone interested in trying something a bit different.


I also used the new No7 Instant Radiance Under Eye Concealer which is part of No7's Match Made service. I love this for brightening under my eyes, it's so light and easy to blend. Unfortunately I have major dark circles so I usually have to use a corrector first like the Bobby Brown one and then a concealer on top. 


I had never tried a Benefit blush before I got this blush box, for shame! Which was the main reason I wanted it this Christmas. It comes with quite substantial sizes of five Benefit blushes and Hoola bronzer as well as a mini Watts Up highlighter. For this look I used Dandelion which is a gorgeous pale pink similar to MAC Well Dressed, I've been getting so much use out of this set, I can't believe I had never tried a Benefit Blush until now. I used this Kiko blush I got in France as a highlighter, it's quite sparkly, but used with a light hand, it looks very pretty on. 


No7 Instant Illusions Rapid Radiance Balm
No7 Stay Perfect Superlight Foundation in Calico
Urban Decay Primer Potion
Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 Palette
NARS Contour Blush in Olympia
No7 Beautiful Eyebrow Pencil in Brown
No7 Lash and Brow Perfector
Bourjois Volume Clubbing Absolute Black
Rimmel Wake Me Up Concealer in Ivory
L'Oréal Super Liner Ultra Precision
No7 Instant Radiance Concealer in 10
No7 Heated Eyelash Curler
Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder
Kiko Rock Attraction Brightening Blush in 01 Pearly Rock
Charlotte Tilbury Penelope Pink
Benefit Cheeky Sweet Spot Blush Set

To finish the look I applied one of the mini Charlotte Tilbury lipsticks in Penelope Pink. This is a beautiful lipstick, all three shades in the set are gorgeous. The other two are Bitch Perfect and So Marilyn. It was great to be able to try out three shades without paying €30 for each of them. Although I love them all so much I would definitely buy the full sizes. Penelope Pink is a pink toned nude that looks and feels beautiful on, it also lasts incredibly well. I can't rate these lipsticks highly enough, definitely worth the hype. If you're looking for a similar colour at a lower price point, this shade is quite similar to Revlon Pink in the Afternoon.

A little bit of Vichy Dermablend Setting Powder on my t-zone and I was good to go.

What do you think of the look? What products have you been loving so far this year?

I got some exciting news at the beginning of January that No7 were going to be using a new photo from the campaign to advertise the Match Made Concealer Service. It's currently being featuring instore and in magazines and supplements across Ireland and the UK such as Grazia and U Magazine.  It's an honour to be featured again and to continue working with a brand I love so much.


Emma x

PS. This post is not sponsored by No7, I've just been using and loving loads of their stuff recently!

Monday, January 19, 2015


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Last Thursday our family got a little bit bigger and a whole lot better. My beautiful niece Olivia was born just after 4pm. I feel honoured to call myself her Aunt and to have the privilege of watching her grow up .Thank you Kate and Eric for the best gift! You already are and no doubt will continue to be the most amazing parents, Olivia is very lucky to have you both. 

Emma x

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