Friday, 16 September 2016

In The Nude

Nudes, Nudes, Nudes. Honestly I think there's about 20 colours atleast that come under the nude catogory, but is there such thing as a bad nude? I love all nudes, pink nudes, beige nudes and brown nudes. I'm typing this up at work and my mind is totally in the gutter. "I love all nudes" har har.


No but seriously, nudes are so flattering on all skin tones, the soft muted colours are effortlessly flattering and chic, they aren't the kind of colours that scream for tanned skin underneath them and they work beautifully when paired with our usual favorites, black, brown, white and grey. Like I said "is there such thing as a bad nude?"

I raided misguided's website for nude clothing pieces that could be mixed and matched all within the same colour scheme so I'd have an array of outfits ready to be styled together, honestly this totally saves last minute worry and panic because you've brought so much clothing without thinking what you could possibly style it with; instead you know all the tops you brought are gonna go perfectly with the bottoms you purchased. #winning.

Here are two outfits I have styled up recently, there will be more to come very soon!




Top: Missguided
Trousers: Missguided 
Shoes: Primark





Top: Missguided
Skirt Missguided
Shoes: Garage Shoes
Clutch: My workplace


I hope you got some inspo'
Go get yourself some lovely nude pieces!

Lots of Love 

Emma xo

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Colour Freedom: Metallic Glory

Hi everyone!

For an awfully long time I lusted for grey hair (without having to pay huge amounts of money at a salon). There's just something sooo striking about grey hair,,,, perhaps it's because of my inner old lady, but no seriously I LOVE the grey hair trend I think it's bloody magical!

If you've done your grey hair product research you would have noticed that all grey dyes on the market are semi-permanent or temporary wash out dyes or in other words money down the drain and high maintenance. Colour Freedom Metallic Glory products are PERMANENT, absolute music to my ears.

Lucky for you I've tried 3 of the colours from the grey hair dye range so I'm in a pretty good position to fill you in on all the details and give a honest review.

I have tried: Silver Grey, Graphite Grey and most recently Stone Grey.





You'll have to forgive me for the shoddy instagram photos featured above. The grey in these photos is a mix of both silver grey and graphite grey. My blonde hair colour prior dying was too dark for the silver grey to take. Instead my hair was toned by the silvery grey dye, if your hair is a lighter blonde it will definitely take to your hair colour. I applied graphite grey over my toned blonde and ended up with the result pictured above and absolutely gorgeous purple/grey with hints of midnight blue, my hair was my own hair goals at this point!

The colour washed out within two weeks unfortunately, which was rather disappointing to say the least, perhaps if I'd have left the dye on for longer the dye may have absorbed into the hair better. I think I'd try graphite grey again in the future to test its potential longevity again.




Last week I dyed my ombre with the shade "stone grey" which turned out to be a gorgeous mystic smokey grey, again I am in love with my hair and the tones that are now in it. I've also noticed this shade is not fading as quickly as graphite grey which is always good to know. (Not to mention good for my purse) I do think that this is down to me leaving the dye on for 15 minutes longer than the recommended time. Both dyes made the bottom of my hair so soft and silky which is always lovely when you've bleached your hair!

I highly recommend the Colour Freedom hair dyes if you are willing to be ballsy! They are such great quality and value for money and their colour range is absolutely beautiful and a lovely alternative to natural hair dye colours. 

Thank You For Reading!

Emma xo

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Monday, 16 May 2016

MOTD:Natural Summer Glow

Hello Everyone,

Since summer is quickly approaching it seems appropriate that I upload some sort of summery makeup look for you all. I thought that this is perfect for everyday and evenings, you can just spruce things up with some curled hair or some heavier makeup. I can't fault any of the products I used for this look at I'm all about quick and easy makeup that does not cause me to GROWL in frustration or hurl my ONLY eye makeup brush across my bedroom...(yes just the one...)







Products Used:



  • Rimmel Sunshimmer Water Resistant Instant Tan- Medium Matte
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Foundation (Shade Ivory) Mixed With Tan.
  • Makeup Revolution Hot Spice Palette (1st Row,1st Blush) 
  • Nyx Wicked Dreams Palette- (1st Row, 3rd Eye Shadow on Inner Corner and Brow Bone) (2nd Row, Third Eye Shadow On Outer Corner) 
  • Miss Sporty Fabulous Lash Xtra Black (Of all mascaras!) 
  • Sleek Brow Kit- Dark (Used As Gel Liner Also)
  • Mac Soar Lip liner
  • Mac Brave Lipstick

And You're Good To Go!










Top: Primark
Earrings:Primark

Sometimes less is more, and as it was a date night I decided to do natural-glam, However I do think it's about time I embraced my creative side and started posting some artistic makeup looks!?!? We will see...


Thank You For Reading!

Emma xo

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016

How I Ombre My Hair Safely At Home

Hello Everyone


I started doing ombre at home last October when I finally decided it was about time I changed my hair colour after a few years of dark brown. Over the last 7 months or so I've had numerous questions about where I have had my ombre done and numerous eyebrow raises and shocked expressions when I say I do it myself!

I've changed the colour of my ombre three times now and I've also changed my sisters hair colour from brown to blonde (a healthy blonde!) in one sitting without ANY damage so I feel like i'm in a pretty good place to give information on ombre without the help a pricey professional! My local hairdresser said ombreing my long dark hair would cost me around 100 pounds per sitting. I only spent 20/30 pounds per each bleaching session I did at home.

My current colour of ombre is a rich blonde.



Products I Use To Ombre My Hair:

  • Jerome Russel Bblonde High Lift Powder Bleach (Contains 4 sachets)
  • 4x Jerome Russel Bblonde Maximum Cream Peroxide- I advice the use of Vol30
  • A mixing bowl with a brush
  • Tin Foil 
  • Your desired hair colour
  • A purple toner.

There are various ombre kits on the market however they are quite pricey for the small amount of change they do to the hair and the little product they contain. I find that the Jerome Russel bleach makes a noticeable difference to the hair on each application. The bleach and peroxide are easy to use, one sachet of powdered bleach from the box is to be mixed with one bottle of peroxide. I advice the use of the 30 vol bleach as it is less harmful to the hair, I only purchased the 40 vol as it was all that was left in store. DO NOT LEAVE THE BLEACH ON THE HAIR MORE THAN 3O MINUTES. After 30 minutes the bleach begins breaking down the hair and the lightening process is no longer occurring.

After mixing the products together apply evenly to the sections of hair where you desire your ombre, I find chin level downwards is the safest option if you are a beginner. Use the brush and your hands to evenly coat the hair with bleach. Wrap the hair in tinfoil and wait 30 minutes for the bleach to develop.

It is important to note that the bleach only lightens your current hair colour by a few shades, if your hair is dyed the lightest colour will take longer to achieve. For example, my hair was dark brown/black before the first application of bleach, it turned into a coppery shade after my first bleaching application, a few months later I bleached again and my ombre changed to a honey blonde. The last application lightened my hair to a vibrant honey blonde. I advice you not to bleach your hair less than a month or two again after bleaching, the hair needs to recover from the harsh chemicals.

I do not own this image, all credit is due to it's rightful owner.

The above image gives a clear indication to the levels of hair colour obtainable. It also illustrates how many levels each type of volume lifts, a volume of 30 will lighten your hair by three shades of it's current colour, a volume of 40 will lift it by 4. From black to light blonde I had to use multiple applications of bleach to lighten by 7/8 levels.

Now, your newly bleached hair is likely to be brassy and contain yellow/orange pigments which of course are not desirable, to rid your hair of this you will need to tone the hair, you can do this with the use of a purple shampoo which will be used frequently, or a toner which may have to be applied every two weeks.

I actually skip the step of the toner and tone my hair with the use of an ashy hair dye or two, because it is a dye it sticks to the hair colour and lasts longer, I simply pick a shade which is close to the colour of my newly bleached hair and use it to neutralise any unwanted brassy tones.

Colours I Reccomend Are

  • Nicen'Easy Natural Ultra Light Ash Blonde
  • Nicen'Easy Medium Ash Blonde
  • Nicen'Easy Natural Lightest Ash Blonde
  • Nicen'Easy Natural Medium Champayne Blonde
  • Nicen'Easy Natural Dark Cool Blonde
These cool shades will banish those awful yellow and orange pigments, I've tried and tested them all and I highly recommend these shades from Nicen'Easy. You of course could opt for a warmer shade but then a toner will have to be used to rid your hair of the brassiness.

Don't forget to condition your hair frequently after bleaching!

I hope this post has helped you!
If you have any questions just comment below!

Emma xo

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Friday, 9 October 2015

What I Got For My Birthday 2015

Hey Everyone!

So on Wednesday I turned 19 and was gifted with lots of lovely things - for which I am incredibly grateful for! These are all the lovely items from my family. Everyone likes a nose right! That's why you clicked on here ;) I know I love a good "what I got for ___" post/video!
















































If there are any items that you particularly like the look of and want to know more about please do not hesitate in asking me below!

Also thank you to all of you who wished me a happy birthday it meant the absolute world!

Lots of love
Emma xo

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