Thursday, 30 January 2014

MUA Pro- Base Conceal and Brighten Kit Review



The MUA Pro Base Conceal and Brighten Kit is available from Superdrug. It contains 3 blendable colours.


MUA say this about their product:


The new Pro-Base Conceal & Brighten Kit is a perfectly blendable camouflage purse size kit that conceals discolouration, imperfections and redness. It even tackles those dreaded under eye circles! The high pigment level means that only a small amount of product is needed to achieve perfect coverage. Oil free and long lasting it is suitable for all skin types even the most sensitive ones.


I am not a pro with concealer and honestly I do not very often wear it but I find this product extremely easy to use. It helps with any dark circles that gather under my eyes and if I have any unwanted blemishes. 
The product is creamy and blends onto the skin well using a brush or your fingers.

This product was around £3 so it is very affordable. I do not really have a comparison however i enjoyed using the product and will definitely continue to use this product myself.

EM x

Friday, 24 January 2014

Goodbye my friend


When you meet someone for the first time I think you know whether or not you will be friends or just people who know one another. I have known Serene for 2 years and I can honestly say we have been friends from the start. Serene is bubbly, Lively, Wacky and a whole bunch of fun.

Unluckily for me but luckily for Serene she has been given an opportunity to progress in life and seek out the happiness that we all look for, this means that she has to move away!

So I wanted to take this chance to share a photo of my beautiful friend and wish her all the best. As with anyone who leaves your life I am sad and I hope that we stay in touch.

 Thank you for reading

Em x

Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Getting To Know Me Tag!

Getting To Know Me Tag!

HI Guys!

Wednesday is a bit of an ergh day for me as i am sure it is for many of you guys so I thought I would brighten it up with some info about yours truly.



So, the questions are these:
  • Do you have a middle name? 
Yes I do and it is - Jane It seems to be some kind of family tradition as my mums middle name is Jane, My Nanas Sisters middle name is Jane too. I don't really like it but I cant think of one i would prefer so I will keep it haha 
  • What was your favorite subject in school?
Music and ICT. I loved my music teacher and my lesson because I was good at it 
  • What's your favorite drink?
Alcoholic? Rose wine or a WOO WOO. see how to make a woo woo here  
  • What's your favorite song at the moment?
I love Timber by Pitbull. 
  • What would you name your children?
For girls I like pretty names like Poppy, Mollie or Lilly. For Boys I quite like traditional names.
  • Do you participate in any sports?
No not really. I go to the gym (Sometimes)
  • What's your favorite book?
I loved the Hunger Games books and I also really enjoyed reading Host by Stephanie Mayer. I just finished Origin ( Alux Novel) Series by Jennifer Armentrout and I was in a grump for 2 days because the next in the series is not out yet.  
  • What's your favorite color? 
Pale Blue. 
  • What's your favorite animal?
My favourite animals are Monkeys closely followed by Giraffes
  • What's your favorite perfume?
 Chloe by Chloe.
  • What's your favorite time of year?
Summer. Mine and all of my friends birthdays are in the summer so we have a great time then
  • Have you been out of the country?
I have been to France lots of times. Egypt once and Tunisia once  
  • Do you speak any other languages?
I try to speak French I very often fail.
  • Do you have any siblings?
Yes. I have a Sister Sophie and 2 Brothers Owen and Charlie
  • What's your favorite shop?
New Look and Urban Outfitters for fashion.
  • What's your favorite food?
Jacket Potato YUM
  • What's your favorite movie?
I have two Fight Club and Taken. I also love all Disney films
  • What are some of your favorite Tv Shows?
The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, True Blood and Hollyoaks. I am ashamed to admit I love Toddlers in Tiaras too.
  • What phone do you have?
I have an Iphone 5
  • How tall are you?
5"3. :/
  • Any pets?
I have a Puppy named Louis. He is adorable!


  • Any kids?
Nope!!
  • If you weren't you, would you be your friend?
erm yeah I think I would like me.
  • What's the first thing you notice about people?
Their attitude. I am quite laid back so I cant really get on with anyone fake or bitchy.
  • What is your eye color?
Blue
  • Scary movies or happy endings?
Happy endings. I'm a big wimp!
  • Favorite smells?
Snow Fairy by Lush is amazing
  • Do you have any special talents?
I play the Trumpet!
  • Where were you born?
Manchester in a Hospital
  • What are your hobbies?
Blogging obviously, I play the trumpet, I volunteer at a drama school.

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers, I really enjoyed answering them so it cheered up my boring Wednesday.


EM x

Monday, 20 January 2014

Carrie - Kimberly Peirce movie review

I was a little scared to watch this film as I don't usually enjoy horror films however I have seen the original version of this movie.

It is about a girl (Carrie) who is very sheltered at home by her mother who is extremely religious, at school she is ridiculed by her peers and is basically not having a very good time of it. Carrie who is played by Chloe Moretz discovers her first period while showering in gym class and things just go down hill from there.

There are a few changes in this version of the movie from the last ( as you would expect) but I generally enjoyed it. I wasn't at any point scared which for me was great but if you are a horror fanatic you probably want to be a little bit frightened. I had not seen Chloe Moretz in anything as far as I am aware but i thought she played this part beautifully, she was awkward to start with and then a little bit psycho towards the end of the film. 

The only thing that I was disappointed by was some of the special effects. I think I have seen effects better on video games than in parts of this movie, That said it did not ruin my experience.

I hope you enjoyed this review leave any feedback or comments below, it would be received most gratefully :)    

EM x

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Sunday night = Family night ( apparently

Hi all, 

Recently my sister decided she wanted to watch horror films with my dad. My dad was excited for the excuse to sit and watch TV there was just one problem in their little plan, My mum hates scary films!! she has banned my sister from going round to their house to watch these films.

This morning I got a text message from father asking if I wanted to watch films with them, I did not know these films were going to be scary so I said yes but now I know they are scary I am scared :( 

not only do I have to suffer the films and either watch and then suffer when they both leave and I am by myself or I do something else while they are watching it and look unsociable.

I am literally Scared of everything. I might just read my book and leave them too it.

Em x 

Thursday, 16 January 2014

Today is a new day!

Yesterday I was down in the dumps and I posted a pretty negative blog. I had had a terrible day at work and then nothing really got better once I had got home. Normally I am not one to let things bother me  too much but yesterday everything seemed to get on top of me and I couldn't cope with the rest of the day. 

Getting up this morning was difficult with everything that happened weighing on my mind but then I stopped and had a reality check. 

Nobody else is going to make me happy!!  

I have to do it myself. I took a deep breath and got ready for work, It was hard but I did it. I decided I was going to make a plan.

  • If I am not happy at work only I can change that.
  • I am going to try and surround myself with positive and genuine people
  • I am going to realise my stress and anger when I am stressed or angry rather than letting it build up.
  • I am going to make the most of life
  • I am going to fill my life (especially my time away from work) with fun things!
  So I feel much better now that I have decided these things, like there is a way to control the horrible day to day things that get me down.

Thanks for listening 

EM x

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Bad day :(

Today is one of those days where nothing has gone right.

I got up this morning and put my dress on inside out. I should have known then that it was going to be a shitty day but I carried on. I put on my makeup that later on had smudged under my eyes.

I got into trouble at work over something that wasn't my fault and didn't have the balls to stand up for myself.

I forgot to print my drama scripts!!

Once I had got home from drama I found one of my guinea pigs had died. I have been very very sad and managed to give myself a terrible headache.

I wish you all a great day however think I should find a hole to spend the rest of the day in and hopefully tomorrow will be better.

Shadow of Utopia - Luke Shephard Review


The artwork for these books is not the most exciting however it is relevant to the story but I read this collection of books on my Kindle so I didn't have to look at the cover once I had begun to read the books.

The story is set on Earth in years to come after the inhabitants have been infected with the "Death Mark" some have managed to avoid this and they live on Utopia. This is not your typical young adult romance and although the books are not very long I found this book very enjoyable to read. 

I liked the characters and how they each had different strains of the "Death Mark", I liked the conflict between the Mutants and the Utopian's and for a girl who loves a Disney ending I have surprised myself by enjoying the ending.

If you are looking for a book to get into and dissolve into a different world then I wouldn't think that this book would be long enough. However if you are looking for a fun after earth read, something new and exciting then this is the collection for you!!

EM x
     

Monday, 13 January 2014

My Doggie is a model today!

I was taking some pictures of new hair do and Louis began posing for photos. here is a few of the snaps I took.


Sunday, 12 January 2014

mad day, bad dog!!.

So today I had planned a chilled out relaxed Sunday, its my day off work and I thought I could chill out on the sofa with a hot chocolate and a Disney movie. I was wrong to think that that could ever happen.

I woke up to find a poorly doggie. He had poorly tummy and was wining. Normally he is a very quiet puppy and will not wake me up so I knew that this was out of character. He was eating and drinking but other than that he just slept. I was debating whether I should take him to the vet or not. I took him on his walk and he met a few other dogs and he  seemed to perk up. He has been making up for his quiet morning all evening :(
So far we have had biting, Scratching, Barking, Chewing, Stealing my pens. I was hoping to get a lot of housework done today but i have not got round to it. 

On a positive note I hit 50 follows today! I am so grateful for everyone that is following and reading my blogs.

EM x
 

Friday, 10 January 2014

Getting stressed about wedding planning.!

So I am due to get married in 2015 and I began planning for it last year. I was taking my time with the plans and feeling quite relaxed about it. 

Once it turned to 2014 I realised that my wedding is a year away and I have so much to do. I think all brides should take a week off of work just to plan the wedding. In between working 50 hour weeks and looking after my doggie (and Fiancé)  I don't really get much time for myself.

In the year that I have lazily not thought about my up and quickly coming big day i have managed to book a venue: 
www.orchardleigh.net
We have the cake booked from a lovely lady who designs and creates beautiful cakes:

We also have a beautiful photographer: http://www.slr-photography.co.uk/

Which is great but there is an ever growing list of things that I have not even thought about let alone planned such as:

the Dj, the dress, favours, bridesmaids dresses, colour themes, table plans, invitations the list could go on and on.  

I am beginning to get very stressed with it all and need a nap just thinking about it.

EM x 

Thursday, 9 January 2014

Bound by Prophecy - Mellissa Wright

I am going to start off by saying i did not get very far into reading Bound by Prophecy - Mellissa Wright, Had I of managed to get further into the book i may have found that I liked it a lot more. 

That said this book was disappointing, I know you should never judge a book by its cover but I totally did
The cover is exciting and serious with lovely colours and beautiful models. 

The book starts and it feels like you are already halfway into a story, the characters seem to already know each other even though they only just met and I honestly found it difficult to get past the first few pages. I did however soldier on to find out what the book was about ( I imagine the main characters are some sort of paranormal being) but i never got past the fact that they were being chased by a bad guy who they were on first name terms with, this bad guy had not been discussed previously and I am still not sure what they were being chased for.

This makes me think that maybe I stumbled upon a series and had not begun at the beginning.  
I am definitely not saying do not read this book but it was not for me. I normally hate to quit on a book before the end ( I need to know endings) but after a few chapters I did not relate or believe in either main character and so I put it down.

:( Em x 

Tuesday, 7 January 2014

WOW 30 followers

To all of you super bloggers, Vloggers, Tweeters and facebookers 30 followers may not seem like a lot. 

I started my blog as something to do in my spare time, i wanted to meet new people and share my life. I thought it would be good to relieve stress after a long day or share if I have had or seen something I enjoyed. 

So to me having started this expecting nobody to be interested so i feel very grateful to everyone that is following me.

Em x

Monday, 6 January 2014

Exciting News.

As you may be aware i have some very exciting things planned for the next few years.


  1. Two of my best friends are getting married in Barbados and have invited me and my fiancé to join them at the wedding which means not only an I chief bridesmaid for my very best friend but i get to spend a lovely two weeks in Barbados (November 2014)
  2. I am getting married (eeeek) (May 2015)
  3. I am honeymooning in Florida seeing mickey mouse and all of his chummies.
This in itself is very exciting.

Today I had a text message from my mum (who has only been on a plane once before in her life, to Ireland, and hated every second of the flight) saying that they are planning a family trip to Canada. That would include my mum, Dad, 2 brothers, me and my fiancé, my sister and her fiancé and my auntie and uncle.

Now honestly I have never considered Canada as a holiday destination, There didn't seem to be much going on and there has always been places that I would prefer to go. I was wrong, Canada looks beautiful and after much internet research I realise there is lots to see and do in Canada. 

We are planning on staying in a log cabin near to Niagara Falls (20 minutes away by car). I would love to take a day into New York but this may work out a little bit expensive. 

 

Exciting!!!

Wednesday, 1 January 2014

Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout (Review)

This is my first book review but reviewing books is something i would like to get into for the new year. 

This is a review for Obsidian by Jennifer Armentrout however I am currently half way through the third book so i will just review the story so far. I am going to try and do so without giving  too much away. 

I started this book as I had seen it on a youtubers what to read post. When i went to look on amazon (i have a kindle) it was free so i thought why not?

The story begins with a regular girl who has moved from the city to try to escape the memories of her dead father and move on. Her mother works away a lot and she is left to her own devices. She meets a dark and moody boy who lives next door and they do not hit it off. This boy is central to the story for the next few books. If you like the paranormal and teen romance fictions then this will be right up your alley. 

I was not expecting much from this series but I now find my self just having a little read on the way to work and in bed and instead of watching TV. Jennifer Armentrout has me well and truly stuck in the need to find out what happens next for the couple and their friends. Jennifer writes In similar styling to Addison Moore and the book is from a mostly female perspective however the end of each book allows us a glimpse into Deamons head allowing us to see important scenarios from his eyes and allows us to understand why the moody boy behaves the way he does.

I so far would give this series a 8.5 out of 10. I am enjoying it however the ending to a series can be tricky and keeping my interest will be the decider as to whether this book is a must read.

I hope you enjoyed my review. 
EM x

Target met, Happy New Year

First off let me start by saying I hope everyone had a merry Christmas and wish everyone a 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

In September I vowed to begin my get fit journey. I wanted to loose a stone before Christmas. I was going to the gym and eating more healthily than before. I had exciting things to motivate me, I am going to Barbados in November 2014 and then i get married in May 2015 which means 2 lots of bikini wearing and basically not very many items of clothing, having lots of pictures taken of me and having to wear a beautiful white ( or ivory i have not decided yet) wedding dress.

But anyway I did it!!! I lost a stone. not only did I loose that stone I managed to keep it off over Christmas meaning I am an entire stone lighter to begin the next stage of my journey. 

So rather than make a new resolution for 2014 I have decided that its OK to continue with an old one. I want to continue to cut out bad foods that taste so good and find healthier alternatives. I want to continue to drag my aching body to the gym at least 4 times a week. I want to take my puppy out for at least an hour a day so that we both get much needed exercise.

What is your resolution for 2014? 

If my weight loss journey interests anyone then I will keep you all updated 


EM x