Thursday, 29 October 2015

My favourite autumn nails look

Here in the UK we are well and truly into autumn, it's definitely my favourite time of year style wise. I love the layering, wearing boots and most of all dark colours. As you guys know I like to keep my wardrobe pretty monochromatic, but this time of year I do love a pop or burgundy or khaki in there too. And as I like to keep things pretty matchy matchy I tend to go for darker nail colours aswell, specifically burgundy.

 My favourite two at the moment have to be Gosh Frosted Plum & Rimmel Black Cherries. Black cherries is the perfect burgundy colour not too purple not too red the staying power of this is fantastic it really is a great product and it's so reasonably priced at only £2.99. Then I've been wearing the frosted plum shade on my third finger and my thumb because I love that highlighted look and it adds something a little different. This ones a little more at £3.99 but its a really different shade definitely something a little different.

What's your favourite colour for autumn? Gotta love some vampy nails
Emer X

Tuesday, 20 October 2015

Another make up video ¦ grunge copper eye

I know it seems like its all I'm posting at the moment, but I've really been making the effort to learn more about editing. I think I'm starting to get there with this grunge copper eye look. Let me know what you think?

Emer x

Monday, 19 October 2015

New Video ¦ Primark Autumn Haul

Hey guys I just wanted to let you know I've got another new video, a good old Primark haul... gotta love em. 
I'm posting more and more on my youtube now so please go ahead and subscribe.

Emer X

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Grunge Smoky Eye Look

I'm really starting to understand how to edit videos and how to make a more eye catching style. So here's a new grunge smokey eye look I've just added to my YouTube channel. This is quite a day to day look for me I really love the dark plum against the grey, it's a pretty cool look.

Hope you enjoy the style it's edited if you have any advice please let me know 
Emer X

MAC Burgundy Times Nine

I have to say I completely understand why everyone loves mac products so much and I think I am well and truly converted to higher end make up. If you think about it, it's better to spend a little more money on a product that really will live up the the hype that it is advertised. Rather than spending the same amount of money on lots of little cheaper things that might not even work as well.

Anyways let's start on the eyes, I chose out the burgundy times 9 palette because these sort of colours are completely my vibe at the moment and at £30 for nine eye shadows I'd say it's pretty good value for money. the palette is a mixture of mattes and shimmers which s great as your able to create so many looks using this palette. 

As i said there are nine colours starting with the lightest called "honey lust" which is a really nice highlight shade as its a peach with bronze shimmer, great for strobing.  Next there is Poppy seed which is mauve satin and Quarry which is a soft plum nude matte I love both of these as a transitional shade and also allover the lid when i'm wearing a thick wing. Next is one of my favourites of this palette its called Antiqued, and its a gorgeous dark bronze/copper shade that sits perfectly on the lid with any look. I think this sort of colour really complements my eye colour and so I seem to reach for this more often than any of the others.This next shade Embark is a welcome addition to my eye shadow collection as I don't have a brown like it. The shade is a really pretty matte warm toned brown which I've found to be really complementary to my skin tone and a really great shade for darkening the crease and outer corners. Next there's Noir which I really like as again I have nothing like it as it's a  dark black/brown with gold glitter flecks. Finally the more burgundy shades the first is Haux which is a rosy brown and the next is Star Violet I've been using this shade mainly on my lid as it has a shimmer finish is the most gorgeous rose colour. Finally there is Sketch which is a plum/burgundy with red glitter flecks this one is probably second favourite as it's such a dark and deep shade it can be so versatile. 

 I have to say they are gorgeous colours and I am so glad these nine are part of my collection, I would say they should of called it plum times nine as the majority of the shades are more plum than burgundy, but hey that's just a name. I am so in love with these and I don't think they're ever coming of my eyes... or at least until I  get my hands on the new Kat Von D palete.

Have you guys tried any of the other times nine palletes ? Whats your favourite mac shade? 
Emer X

Sunday, 11 October 2015

Free Gift @ M&S Beauty

I've been thinking about picking up a few pieces from M&S for a while now. I've been lusting over two products specifically the first being a lipstick by Diego Del Palma and the next being a Morgan Taylor nail polish. The incentive to make me finally purchase these products is that you receive a few beauty bag containing some pretty fantastic items.
All I had to do was spend £25 and I received eight items by Pixi, Eyelure, Diego Del Palmer, Autograph, Lola, Stila and Pur. This is to help promote all of the amazing new brands M&S have recently launched.

The first item out of my very luxe free make up bag is a Pixi brow powder palette, which is trio of colours in some really nice different brown hues to make a really defined brow with alot of depth and shadow. This looks like its going to be a nice product for a softer brow look.

Next up are some Eyelure lashes, which are a great brand I know everyone raves about this brand. Personally I've never even worn fake eyelashes but I really want to try some out. So these very natural looking lashes should be perfect for a falsie virgin.

A Diego Del Palmer mascara which seems like its going to be pretty good, the brush is nice and thick and has dips in it, which is perfect to make sure that every lash is coated.

Also included is an Autograph eye palette which is their own brand. The palette is really nice quality quite highly pigmented shadows in lovely warm brown tones.

 A really cute item from Stila next, it is lip glaze in a very pretty pink nude colour. I would use this just in the centre of my lip to add a highlight.

Then a lip liner by the brand Lola that's in a true red, I probably won't use this much I don't wear many reds but I think it' a good item to have in my collection.

Finally a sachet of the PUR colour correcting primer, which works out good as it's something I've wanted to try out for while. I'm just scared that if I like it I'll have to buy the full one. 

So I'd say for spending £25 and then getting this for free works out pretty good. I can't wait to try out some new brands and new products.

Emer X

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Sunday Wishlist - Forever 21

I really love this time of year, the layering, chunky knits, denim, leather, dark colours and of course BOOTS. One of the stores I really love at the moment is Forever 21 and these eight items are my top picks for this autumn.

1 ¦ Leather look trousers are everywhere this autumn, I've already got a pair that are biker style but I also want some that are just plain leather.
2¦ I don't know about you guys but I sometimes find jumpers pretty boring so I'm always looking for jumpers that are a little bit different. I love the added lace detail to this I think it'd look gorgeous with some leather trousers.
3¦ Now I'm really falling for shirt dresses and this one is perfect as I've been after a denim shirt dress and not in blue so with this being in dark grey, it is perfect for me.
4 ¦ I love this coat ! The coat is in a really gorgeous oversized look with a beautiful check pattern all over. I think it would make any outfit look effortless and add something extra when wearing a simple t shirt and jeans.
5 ¦ Who doesn't love a stripe dress, this one is charcoal and white and can be layered up for the season.
6 ¦ I recently got myself an a line leather skirt and love it, so why not get a skater style aswell.
7 ¦ Another staple wardrobe piece a slub style stripe top, simple, flawless style.
8¦Oh these boots, they just look gorgeous, I think they could be worn up or down and they look mega comfy. These boots would go with anything and they have a little grunge hint to them.

The dress and the jumper are a must have for me what are your favourites from these?

Emer X

Thursday, 1 October 2015

Make Up Revolution Brow Arch & Shape

I just had to tell you guys about this wonder product. I am well and truly in love. Recently I've been using products like the Soap & Glory Brow Archery which I do really like but it was really fustrating for me the product would only last a couple of weeks and at £8 a go that's quite alot of money to be spending on eyebrows. So with that in mind I had to find myself a more reasonably priced replacement. I knew that make up revolution are pretty well known for their dupes of higher priced products and I found this the Brow Dual Ultra Arch & Shape which I have the say it's pretty amazing, and its ONLY £3.50!

With this product it is double sided on one side it has a highly pigmented kohl pencil which I have been using to fill in and then. Then on the other side there is a super thin felt tip, which
 I really like as I'm able to give the illusion of extra hairs to 
give more interest and depth to my brows.

Using the combination of the two you are able to create a perfectly arched shape with definition and still a really natural looking finish. The biggest pro about this product is the fact that it's only £3.50 compared to  most products out there it really is a steal.

You guys have got to give this a try or let me know below if you have used it and was in love as much as I am. 

Emer X