11/27/2016

The Sunday Edit #94

I've been a bit MIA this week but that's been I've been ridiculously busy and have had zero free time to sit down and do some blog work. I know I say that every week but to be honest, I'm run off my feet 90% of the time, I'm a busy gal! Managing 3 A-levels, 2 part time jobs and a blog with all of my social media accounts can prove to be quite the challenge. I say two part time jobs, because I got the job with Benefit and will be starting very soon! If you follow me on social media then you'll already know (if you don't, simply click the icons in the side bar) that I had a phone call to say that I'd successfully passed the recruitment process and had to go for my store approval at Debenhams which also went really well! I am beyond excited about this job, I'm going to be in my element playing with makeup all day long and getting paid to do it. I've also done 2 long shifts at my other job at Next this week so when I've not been in college I've been at work or going for work-related shenanigans. As per, I've had a ton of college work too and I have two essays waiting to be done as I write, college is really starting to get busy now, I've got assignments and tests to revise for like you wouldn't believe and I literally have zero motivation.

Hopefully this week will be a little more quiet and less stressful though I'm not holding out much hope! I'm going to work solidly all week so that I can have Friday and the weekend off because it's my 18th Birthday. I'm so excited to finally be 18 and be able to do adult stuff, I feel like I've been waiting so long to finally be able to go out with my friends. I don't really have a lot planned but I want to be able to take a break and chill for a bit and hopefully consume a large quantity of wine. I got my nails done today for my birthday and they are by far the best things I have seen in a long time, I went for rose gold chrome and although it cost me a fortune, I am beyond pleased with them! If you want to see them, I put a photo up on my Instagram which you can find here.

Last but not least, I'm hosting the GRLPOWR chat tonight at 9pm GMT over on twitter, you can find the grlpowr account here so make sure you follow us and join in! Tonight's topic is blogging and life goals, I'd love to see you there!

I hope you've had the most fabulous week!

Emily xx

11/20/2016

The Sunday Edit #93

Couldn't think of a truer quote for today's post, I've literally achieved nothing today and it's already nearly 4pm. This week has been hectic as per usual, my week has literally just been work and college so nothing new! The only exciting thing that happened this week is that I went for my interview with Benefit on Friday which was incredibly nerve wracking but I think I did ok. The manager that I was interviewed by was so lovely, we went to cafe nero and she bought me a hot chocolate and we did the interview there. I think I did ok but I was really nervous, I find out on Tuesday whether I was successful or not so fingers crossed. If I am successful then I will probably do a more in depth post about my experience with Benefit recruitment because I know a lot of my readers would probably be interested in a job in that kind of environment so they may find it useful. It's not the end of the world if I don't get it, I already have a job which pays fairly well and although I'll be really disappointed I know there are plenty more opportunities to come for me in the near future.

I had so much planned to do this weekend and I feel like sitting down to write this post is really the only productive thing I've done. Yesterday I worked all day and then came home and literally just slumped in bed for the reset of the evening because I was so exhausted. I did manage to write my birthday and christmas list though, my mum's been pestering me for weeks for it but I just couldn't think of anything I wanted. I can't believe I'm going to be 18 in less than two weeks time, this year has literally gone in the blink of an eye. This time last year I was getting really excited about starting to learn to drive and I was looking at fiat 500's that I was desperate to buy, and now a year on I've been driving almost 6 months and have a much newer and better car than I expected myself to be able to get. As much as I've moaned about how bad this year has been, when I sit and think about it, it's actually not been too bad. Completely changing the subject, I went to home bargains and matalan this morning and got a whole bunch of cute copper/rose gold things for my room. I'm not redecorating as such, just changing the decor in my room and going down the whole cliche blogger route of marble and rose gold. I'm a sucker for anything marble and rose gold so I can't wait to get it all done and finished. I just posted a photo on Instagram of a few bits I bought today here so go and have a swoon!

I can't think of anything else to ramble about now, I need to stop procrastinating and get on with my Economics essay on Trade Unions that's due in tomorrow. Oh the joys!

I hope you've all had a lovely week!

Emily xx

11/16/2016

Dot Creates Stationary



Now you're probably sick to death of hearing me go on about this blog planner, but I can assure you my love for this is not unjustified. I first saw the hype on Twitter emerging over this Blog Planner so I did some investigating and discovered that the Dot Creates Blog Planner Notepad is only £5. Yes you read that right, £5. I have been on the hunt for the perfect blog planner throughout my entire blogging career and I could never find one that suited my needs that was under £15. But alas, I have completed my quest and I couldn't be more thrilled.

11/13/2016

The Sunday Edit #92

I think this photo perfectly sums up how I've been feeling this week.  I've had a very productive week indeed, I've fully caught up with college work and I actually am slightly ahead, I've completely cleared out my room and thrown as much as I could away so that I can declutter everything and start to change things up with some new furniture and decor because I'm a bit bored with it at the moment. I've also been working really hard on my blog, I've been photographing things for upcoming posts, sorting through and trying out PR samples ready for reviews and I also did a sponsored post yesterday which is also really exciting. I initially was going to decline because I didn't feel like it fitted in with my blog at all but I already had a post in mind that I was going to do anyway and it ended up fitting in nicely. If you missed it, you can find my post all about how to be more productive when working from home here. I feel like since I got a decent blog planner (which you can read more about on Wednesday so keep your eyes peeled) I've really been able to get organised and step up my blogging game which has made me immensely happy.

As you may have seen on my social media, I went to a charity event on Friday that my friend organised and it was such an amazing night. It was all in aid of cancer research and a huge sum of money was raised for the amazing cause which was fantastic. It was such a good night and I think most people that went really enjoyed themselves. Another exciting thing that happened this week is I got an email on Friday inviting me for an interview with Benefit Cosmetics! I have been dying to work for benefit for almost 2 years and I had applied multiple times with little success, but I've finally got an interview so I will work as hard as possible to try and secure myself a position on their amazing team. I would work for Benefit alongside my other job which is only one day a week and with college, which is a fairly big commitment but I would be earning really good money which will be very handy indeed! I'll be able to run my car, save up for next years insurance and save for an iMac which is next on my list to purchase and still have quite a lot left over to treat myself with. I'm so excited, this could hopefully be the start of something fabulous! The last exciting thing that happened this week is my friend Chloe finally passed her driving test, it's been a long time coming so I am so pleased for her that she finally managed to do it!

Overall, this week has been very productive and exciting, and I have a few things planned for this week which will hopefully make this week just as good. Things are finally looking up and I couldn't be happier!

I hope you too have had an amazing week and hopefully this week will be great for you too!

Emily xx

11/12/2016

How To Be Productive When Working From Home | AD


If you're a blogger or a student or even run your own business, you will be familiar with the concept of working from home. Working from home can prove quite a challenge and there are quite a few things you need to get right to ensure you achieve optimum productivity. Here are a 5 tips on how to stay motivated and make sure you're getting as much done as you can and get it done in the best possible way!

11/08/2016

Top 5 AW Lip Picks


Left to Right:- Maybelline 'Berry Much', Nyx 'Copenhagen', Revlon 'Sultry', Mac 'Whirl' and Sleek 'Vamp'


I think one of my most favourite things about the colder months is the darker makeup, lipstick being my favourite component. Narrowing my favourite picks down to 5 was evidently difficult but I managed to gather together the creme de la creme of the bunch.

If you're a fan of the classic vampy reds/purples/berries then the first 3 are for you. First up to bat is the newest addition to my collection, the Sleek True Colour Lipstick in 'Vamp' is your classic deep vampy red as the name would suggest. It's deep muted brown tones make it the perfect shade to suit any complexion, it truly is the perfect autumn shade. It's a creamy matte formula and looks stunning on the lips, however I do find it can wear off in the centre throughout the day and leave a line around the edge as well as making your lips a tad dry and flaky, but thats nothing some lip balm and a quick exfoliation can't combat. For £4.99 (well technically for free because I bought it with my boots points) you can't really go wrong, so it's worth a pop! Similar in tone but perhaps with a hint more purple is the NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Copenhagen. This is another beautiful shade which looks particularly striking on a pale complexion. NYX are renowned for creating the most amazing lip products with top notch formulas and this line is no exception. These are velvety smooth on the lips and once they have dried down last exceedingly well. They can be a little on the drying side but I do't know of any matte lip products that don't dry you out just a tiny bit so I won't hold this against them. I find applying it on top of lip balm not only makes it go on easier and last longer, it does make it a little more comfortable as it wears. Last up for the classics is the Maybelline Color Drama Lipstick in Berry Much, and as the name would suggest it's a stunning berry shade. It's definitely more on the purple side and again looks amazing on pale skin but I'm sure it would look stunning on most skin tones! This is probably one of my favourite formulas, it's more of a satin finish as opposed to a matte which means it's a lot less drying than a matte (in fact they are crazily hydrating). They have the slightest shine to them and they aren't completely matte but they look amazing on the lips, quite a unique formula and one that you certainly need to try!

Onto the more 'not so typical' Autumn/Winter colours, a favourite of mine of mine throughout the entire year but predominantly during the colder months is Mac Whirl. This is a cult favourite of many beauty lovers as I'm sure my friend Meg would agree (she has like 3 back ups at any one time because she's petrified of running out). This is the most unique shade I've ever come across, it looks totally different on every so if you're considering buying it then I'd definitely pop into Mac and try it on first. On me its more of a deep grey toned brown, definitely on the cool side but on meg it's definitely a lot lighter and warmer and definitely shows some more reddy/orangey tones. You can follow Meg on Instagram here to see what whirl looks like on her, plus she is literally a model anyway so you need to follow her, she is all of the goals. The formula of this is also a beautiful creamy texture which makes it very comfortable to wear and hardly drying at all! And last but not least we have another very unique colour, the Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm is a deep dusky rose colour with a hint of nude, brown and red. It can also come across as almost salmony but it looks so different every time I wear it! It's a very beautiful 'my lips but a bit darker' colour and the formula doesn't fail to disappoint. The minty flavour makes your lips tingle and the balm like formula is perfect for the colder months for keeping your lips in tip top condition. This formula is unlike any other and brings together the best of both worlds, a beautiful matte that packs in a ton of moisture! Definitely one to check out if you're on a budget, as well as the aforementioned classic shades.

Which shades do you love to sport during those chilly months?

Emily xx

11/06/2016

The Sunday Edit #91

I literally can't believe how fast this week has gone, it literally seems like it was yesterday that I sat down to write the last Sunday Edit! Oh and by the way, happy November! It just baffles me how it's November already, 2016 has been by far the fastest year ever and it won't be long until it's over. If I'm honest, I can't wait to see the back of this year, it hasn't been to fab really.

I had a bit of an epiphany this week as you may have noticed in Wednesday's post, which you can read here if you haven't already seen it. I've decided I'm going to make some huge changes because I feel like I'm bored, stuck in a rut and to be honest, utterly miserable. You may have already noticed some changes in my blog over the last few weeks, my content has been a little different and more varied than before. I've just been so unhappy with everything in my life that I decided it was time to change and my blog was the first thing I started working on. I haven't been happy with it for a while and just felt like it was sort of stagnant, not really progressing or improving or really going anywhere. It was just your average, mediocre beauty blog and it was really grating on me. I may write a post solely on my plans for my website, although I have briefly touched on them in my weekly Sunday ramble sessions. I feel like there is a lot swimming round my brain at the moment and it may benefit me to get it down in black and white. I also want to completely revamp my room, I haven't been happy with that for a while either and I feel like it needs a good sort out. I'm hopefully going to do some planning for that over the next few weeks if I can find some time because I am unbelievably busy at the moment! I have a crazy amount of college work, loads of blog things to do, and I spend most of my time either in work or at college so I barely have any free time to just have a day to gather my thoughts and make some plans and goals. 

I always get annoyed with myself around this time on a Sunday evening because I have a sudden burst of motivation and then start to get frustrated with myself because I've wasted the entire day being unproductive. The only thing I've done today is take a trip to the mall so I could check out the new Mac stand in John Lewis (which did not fail to please me immensely) and so my sister could get her ears pierced. Since I got home, I watched the other woman and lay about doing nothing, until I had a sudden burst of energy and wrote down a whole bunch of apprenticeships I want to apply for for next year and I've written two blogposts. I've now managed to find a whole list of things I need to get done this week and have realised I have limited time so I need to get my act together! My goal for this week is to sort my life out so to speak, catch up on all the things I need to get done and decide how I'm going to make myself happy and content again.

I hope you have had the loveliest week, and I hope you had a very safe and fun bonfire night! I'm going to use one of my new lush bath bombs and have a chill because my brain is in overdrive at the moment!

Emily xx

11/03/2016

No Rain, No Flowers

As you may have noticed, I've been a collecting a little bunch of cute quotes that I've been putting in my Sunday posts and occasionally posting on Instagram. I was perusing Pinterest and Google Images picking out some of my favourites when I stumbled across this and I just sort of paused for thought and realised I could relate to it so much. It changed my outlook a little bit and made me realise that instead of being such a miserable mare every time something bad happens to me and then moan about it, just accept it and grow and blossom from it.

10/30/2016

The Sunday Edit #90

This week has flown by, yet again. I feel like I say this every week but it really is true, time goes by so quickly I just can't keep up! This week has been dance show week as I mentioned last week and it has been amazing as always, I'm so exhausted now but it was totally worth every second! There's nothing like the buzz you get when you're dancing in front of an amazing audience who do nothing but sing your praises, it's the reason I'm still dancing 14 years on from when I first started! Another thing came to an end this weekend, the caravan shuts tomorrow for the winter and we have just got home, which is a bit sad but hopefully the winter will fly by and we will be going back in no time! I have a lot of things planned for this winter so hopefully I'll keep myself occupied so the winter doesn't drag too much. I miss not going away every weekend, I'm so lucky to have a place where I can escape every weekend to just relax after a tough week, not to mention the absolutely lovely people who I've met down there. It's sad saying good bye to them for 5 months but at least we keep in touch.

This week was great up until Saturday when I yet again had to deal with a load of hate from someone who barely knows me, trying to talk me down and saying that I lie about everything and apparently offend them by discussing my life on my Facebook and blah blah blah. Well jokes on them because I have a list of blog post ideas in front of me that it has inspired me to write so if you're reading this (which you probably are because I've blocked you on everything else and this is your only way of seeing what I have to say) I'd just like to thank you because not only has it helped me to change some things in my life and realise that there are a whole bunch of people that I need to get out of my life, but I have a whole bunch of blog content to come out of it! Quite a result if you ask me, but you'll no longer see these little people getting attention from me so this should be the last you ever hear of them.

Onto something a bit more fun, I finally mastered the perfect smoothie recipe this week and it is honestly life changing. My parents bought this huge box of fruit and veg for £15 and had it delivered so I've been trying to help them use it all up and I thought smoothies were the perfect way. The smoothie I made was an iced strawberry and banana one, I was trying to make one similar to the McDonald's ones because they're amazing but I didn't quite manage that, but this one was still good. I may do a blogpost on the recipe if that's something you'd be interested in, something a little different to my usual beauty, fashion and moaning posts. 

Another fabulous thing that happened this week was pay day, and if you follow me on Instagram you'll have seen that treated myself to a few bits. Having a car and debts means I've had to learn to be careful and sensible with my money and budget at quite a young age which I think is great because I'm fully prepared for adult life. I think I may do a post on budgeting and tips and tricks for managing your money in the near future because I think those of you reading this who are perhaps at Uni or are paying mortgages, loans, car finance etc would find it hopefully of some use.

This week has been relatively lazy which I'm a bit miffed about but also kind of grateful for. Miffed because I had a lot of stuff I wanted to get done this week, I wasn't set any college work so I just wanted to sort out all my paperwork from the previous term, perhaps do a bit of revision and just make sure I'm up to date on everything so I don't feel like I'm being swamped. That didn't happen, nor did all the blogposts that wanted to get done because I have had no motivation where I have been so exhausted. On the bright side, I think a nice relaxing break has done me good so I won't run out of steam before I get to the end of the next term, if I would've worked hard all week I wouldn't have had any break and would've completely had enough by mid-november so perhaps it was a blessing.  I also had a lot of holiday that I hadn't taken at work so I booked the week off which has also been great. I still have two days left to get a few things done, and then I'm back to college AND work on Wednesday all in one day. Wednesdays are such a killer because I'm up at 6:30 to drive to college, then I'm in college until 12:10 and then I have 35 minutes to eat and get to work for my shift at 12:45 and then I work until 8. I always sleep well on a Wednesday night because I'm exhausted from college, work and also dancing on a Tuesday night leaves me aching and tired too! Ah well, such is life. Not complaining though, because without my job, I would have hardly any money, my car wouldn't be on the road and I also wouldn't have the amazing little family who I work with. I'm so lucky to work with such amazing and supportive people, they've really helped me over the past month which was a pretty tough one. I felt so accepted by them when I first started working there and we all just bonded so well.

I'm actually so excited for Halloween tomorrow, I have no plans but Halloween just gets me so excited because deep down I'm still a 7 year old child! My friends, Libby and Rachael are coming round tomorrow so I can do Libby's makeup for her Halloween party tomorrow night so expect some photos of a very cute little Tinkerbell all over my social media tomorrow.

I think that's all I have to ramble on about today, let me know what you're doing for halloween and what you're dressing up as! I hope you've had a fabulous half term and hopefully going back this week isn't too painful for you!

Emily xx



10/28/2016

The Ultimate Halloween Makeup Inspiration Gallery


Still unsure what sort of costume you want to wear for Halloween? Stuck for ideas on how to do your makeup? Or are you just a lover of Halloween Makeup like me?  Then you've come to the right place! I've compiled a huge collection of some of my favourite Halloween tutorials and looks floating around the internet this year to hopefully help some of you out who are panicking at the last minute!

10/23/2016

The Sunday Edit #89

Happy Sunday! I can't believe how fast this week has gone, and I have two say I am pretty glad that it's over and done with. I was in college from Monday to Thursday which wasn't actually that bad, and then I was done for half term! Friday was the first official day of half term, I went to get my nails done with one of my closest friends Charleigh (find her blog here) which you may have already seen on my Instagram which if you don't follow me, you can either click the button in my sidebar or search my username, its_little_em. I went for something plain and understated because this week is my dance show and we can't wear nail varnish so these will be virtually undetectable under the lights.  The quote above pretty much sums up the week to come, I have a few little college bits I want to get done but this week will be spent blogging and dancing, so I will be doing what I love and a lot of it! I'm so excited for this week, I didn't think 15 years later that I would still get so excited about the dance shows, I look forward to this all year. I'm sure you will see plenty of backstage photos all over my social media over the next week so you'll be able to see what I'm up to every night!

I have a lot planned for this week, I have a lot of blogging that I want to get done and I want to make sure that I'm well up to date and prepared because once I go back to college after half term, my workload is going to increase dramatically leading up to Christmas and mock exams. Once I have finished this post, I'm going to make myself a to do list and do a bit of scheduling so I can decide what I'm going to do and when I'm going to do it. I like to take Sunday evenings to have a bit of a chill and also get myself sorted for the week ahead. I'm a bit of a planning freak so I like to write lists and have my week laid out in front of me so I can feel like I'm well prepared. I'm hoping to get a few blog posts up this week because I have so many autumnal inspired posts that I want to do and get up before the season passes. I'm so inspired at the minute so hopefully I'll be churning posts out left right and centre over the next few months!

I stopped to watch Jaclyn Hill's snapchat story and I completely lost my train of thought, so I'm going to wrap this up here and leave you to enjoy what's left of your Sunday Evening! I hope you have a fantastic week, let me know what exciting things you have planned for the week ahead!

Emily xx

10/20/2016

Coconut Lane Pay Day Wishlist | October

Coconut Lane is probably by far one of the most beautiful sites I have ever come across. Each and every one of their pieces epitomises an Instagrammers dream, I have never known a company make such a huge range of products that are so aesthetically pleasing.  Being a Coconut Queen is the most amazing privilege, I get the first look at new releases, as well as being able to offer my readers a 20% off discount, along with interacting with a whole bunch of like minded bloggers! As soon as I get paid, I'm hopping straight onto Coconut Lane and picking up some bits that I've had my eye on for a while, so I thought I would share them with you so you can join me in swooning over these pretties. All items are linked in the photo, so if you're interested in purchasing them, just click the photo and use my code: littleem20 at the checkout to receive 20% off your entire order!

This notebook is so cute, especially for someone who loves taking photos for Instagram. It's A5 size fits perfectly in your handbag and is perfect for quickly penning down your blog ideas when they come to you, or making little to do lists for the day!

If you know me on a personal level, then you'll definitely know that I'm partial to a glass of Rosé (or 5). As soon as I saw this I knew that it needed to be mine, if any of my friends are reading this then I think this will be the perfect gift for my birthday (hint, hint).

Homeware is a big weakness of mine, I love picking up little bits and pieces to make my room as Pinterest as possible (I do try). This cushion is every blogger's dream, I seem to have developed a little obsession with marble recently (hence all of my blog/instagram flat lays have a marble background, and my screensaver is also marble). This would look amazing on my bed with my plain white bedding, accompanied by either some monochrome or some pale pink cushions. I can just see it now!

 There is a definite marble theme going on in this post! Coconut Lane have the most stunning phone cases, this one no exception. This candy floss coloured marble would look so perfect on my rose gold phone, as well as keeping it well protected! You honestly need to check out their phone case range, they have the most stunning designs!
 Having a matching phone and laptop would just be the most aesthetically pleasing thing ever. Their macbook skins are honestly to die for, I've also got my eye on the ones that are painted to look like glitter, I may have to collect them all!
 On the days where my macbook is on its travels with me, I like to put a more sturdier clip on case on to protect it a little bit more when it's inside my laptop sleeve. Obviously, this one is marble so it's an absolute necessity. I find it very difficult to find pretty laptop cases as they're mainly just aimed at being practical, but Coconut Lane have considered practicality and style so you're gadgets will be looking just as good as you!
 Anything rose gold has got Emily written all over it. I spotted this beauty whilst perusing their huge range of stunning jewellery pieces and clicked on it straight away! I have a rose gold Michael Kors Bangle and I think this would be the perfect companion for it. It's such a simple piece but it looks so much more expensive than it is, and is such a beautiful piece to add to your jewellery collection.
Last but not least, we have this very sassy and very fabulous wall art. Again, the marble background is right up my street, but I love the #girlboss quote. I would definitely consider myself a girl boss and I would love this to be put on my desk with my other 2 wall arts from Coconut Lane as a whole bunch of motivational quotes whilst I'm working.

Let me know what's on your wish list for Coconut Lane, and if you want to save some of your hard earned cash, then don't forget to use my discount code 'littleem20' to get 20% off your order!

Emily xx

10/16/2016

The Sunday Edit #88


This week has been a little rough as you will probably have seen from my post that went up late Monday night. The fall out from that has been pretty big, but it's time to move on from that now, onwards and upwards! Besides from that, this week hasn't been too busy, I haven't had a huge amount of college work to do and seeing as I only actually wrote one post myself this week, the others were guest posts, I haven't had a lot of blog work to do either. I only worked one shift Wednesday so I've had a little bit of time to myself to just think. I've been spending that time gathering my thoughts, getting inspiration for my blog and just mulling over things.

Whilst I've been deep in thought this week, I realised I wasn't happy with my blog, so my aim over the next month or so is to have a little revamp. I'm not sure I want to commit to rebranding just yet, I feel like it'll be difficult to create a new twitter under a new name for my blog, change my blog name and so forth, although the is something I would really like to do. I set up my blog about 3 years ago, and alot has changed since then. 14 year old me wasn't one for thinking hard about an amazing blog title that epitomised me and my blog, so Emily Faye's Little World has been what I'm stuck with. Rebranding may happen some time in the new year if I'm brave enough, but for now I think I'm thinking of ways I can improve my blog and make it the best that I can. I've been doing some research and some experimenting into upping my photography game because to be fair, I think it's pretty weak at the moment. I also want to post some more unique posts, and vary my content a bit more. I feel like a lot of my posts are samey and boring, and no different from what you would find on any other beauty/fashion/lifestyle blog. I want mine to be more unique and stand out more, and be recognised for being special in it's own right without being compared to all the other millions of blogs like mine across the internet. I also feel like I need a theme change, my theme is pretty pants if I'm going to be honest. I'm not that much of a whizz with html, as much as I'm trying to learn so my theme is literally just a blogger theme that I've 'pimped up' if you will. I'm looking on etsy and trying to find a theme that suits me, and one that I can tweak a little bit to make it my own. I feel like now that I'm earning more money, both through my new job and making a tiny bit from time to time through blogging, I'd like to invest a little more in it. I'm looking into photo props, some more photography equipment and I'm very tempted to save up some money and invest in an iMac so that I can really up my blogging game and make it into something that I'm even more proud of.

I'm also trying to figure out a more accurate and efficient way to organise my blog. I have so many different schedules, notebooks and diaries that have no order or theme to them at all, I just chuck my ideas down wherever I can and then end up forgetting them and never putting them into practice. I also want to be more efficient with my time management, juggling 3 A-levels, a part time job and trying to maintain a blog and a bunch of social media accounts is very the consuming, but I feel like I waste so much time. I come home from college and can't be bothered to do anything so I just lie in bed and do nothing, then I have a mad rush on a Sunday trying to get my Sunday Post up and get all my college work done, and my blog suffers for the rest of the week because of it. I need to have some sort of chart and timetable where I have a list of stuff that needs to be done and a layout of my days, so I can see exactly where I have some spare time and then dedicate that time slot to a certain thing, whether that's college work or blogging.  I do find it hard to timetable blogging because if I'm not inspired or in the mood, you can really tell that from my writing, but any time I get like that I can just put my energy into something else. So if I say 'Monday night I'm going to dedicate 2 hours to writing a blog post' but I get to Monday night and I'm not feeling it, I can just use that time to do something else, like if I have an essay to write or a worksheet to do, I'll do that then and try and switch my blogging to a different time when I would've been doing that homework. You feel me?

I need to stop rambling because I have a bunch of things I want to do tonight. I want to tidy my bedroom because it looks like a bomb has hit it and it's bothering me sooooo much. Then after I've done that I'm going to have a nice bath and a chill and if I'm feeling up to it, I might draft a few blogposts.

I'm fed up of being unhappy with so many things in my life, so I'm making some changes, starting from today. No one else is going to help my happiness, I need to take matters into my own hands and do something about it. I hope you've all had an amazing week, and I hope you don't my little ramble, my brain is in overdrive at the moment!

Emily xx

10/14/2016

Guest Post | 10 Things That Get Me Into the Halloween Spirit


10 THINGS ABOUT HALLOWEEN

Hello little pumpkins!! I'm Amy and I'm guest posting today YAY. I thought I'd share a Halloween themed post considering it is nearly October. Where has this year gone please? Anyway, I blog at www.lifeofamy.co.uk about Lifestyle, Fashion, Food, Beauty. Basically, a little bit of everything I love.

Personally, Halloween is something that I have loved since I was a child. Becoming an adult hasn't ever really changed that. Some might say that Halloween is only for children but I completely disagree. I love throwing or attending Halloween parties. They are so fun! Last night I ordered my Halloween costume and I'm eagerly awaiting the post man now. It actually inspired me to write a post about the things that get me so excited for Halloween.
1.Free sweets - Not that I go out trick or treating at my age but my niece and nephews do and it's my right as an Auntie to "share" some of their sweets.. That is my motto anyway
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2.Watching Hocus Pocus - This is my all-time favourite Halloween film, I literally re-watch this film every year. It doesn't get old for me - it's my Halloween tradition to watch this.

 3.Yankee Candles - I love the Halloween collection at Yankee Candle. My favourite of theirs for Halloween is "Witches Brew". It gets me SO excited. It's amazing how smells can remind of you certain things. The Yankee candle Halloween collection always gives me MAJOR autumn/Halloween vibes. I love that.

 4.All the Decorations - There is so many cute yet spooky decorations you can get these days. It's amazing. When I was a child - it was good old bin bags and artificial webbing. I just love buying new Halloween décor, it's something I enjoy each year.

 5.Carving pumpkins - I actually missed out on carving a pumpkin last year because the stores had sold out but I am going to get mine early this year! I'm not the best at carving but it is SO fun.

 6.Themed Halloween Posts - The blogging community is so creative which means come Halloween, we get some seriously amazing posts. Whether it is decoration, fashion, food or costume ideas; we get some amazing inspiration. After all - bloggers are so creative so that is expected!

 7. Parties - If I have a party to look forward to for Halloween, it definitely gets me into the spirit of things. I don't like the thought of being at home in my PJ's dishing out candy all night while trying to watch Netflix or something. Boring. I want to be where the action is so I can get my Halloween on and dress up!

 8. The Makeup - I love how you can really experiment with makeup looks for Halloween. My new favourite is trying out spooky makeup looks that I've spotted on Instagram. I always end up going as a Vampire though. If I could be any mystical creature, I would be a Vampire. A good Vampire though - The Cullen kind.

 9.Anything Vampire Related - I'm not going to lie here, I do have a soft spot for anything vampire related. As you may already know, I'm slightly obsessed with The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Halloween is just an excuse for me to pretend that I am one.

 10.Lush - Last but not least, the Halloween collection at Lush. When the collection hits you know Halloween is only around the corner! I was actually invited to a Lush event this time around and I LOVED it. You can see what I got up to over on my blog.
Lush Halloween Bath bombs 2016
Thank you for reading - If you liked this post, please check out my blog! Thank you to the lovely Emily for letting me ramble on her blog. It has been a pleasure! I'll leave my social media accounts below, come and chat to me - I'd love to be blogger buddies.
P.S - Let me know if you have any Halloween traditions.
Happy NEARLY Halloween xo

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10/12/2016

Guest Post | Why do I blog so much about the topics of Mental Health and English Literature??


Hello, darlings! Thank you so much to Emily for giving me this opportunity to do a guest post on this blog. My chosen topic for this particular Guest post is based around why I blog about the topics that I do.

For those who have read my blog, (There will be a link to it at the end of this post), you will be aware that the two main topics that I write about are my passion for the topic of mental health, as well as my love for English Literature. Of course, like many bloggers, I talk about other general topics, but these two are the ones I am most passionate about.

Both are very personal to me and have a massive influence in my life. I suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, which tends to make life rather complicated on an everyday basis. I also know a large number of people who suffer from a range of mental health issues….so, as you have all probably figured out by now, mental health is a big influence of my blog. Additionally, I absolutely adore English Literature and have done since a very early age. Again, it a large influence in my blog and my everyday life. I hope to start a BA Hons English Literature degree next year (September 2017) and hope to either go into teaching or a similar English Literature based career.

My main goal in life is to help others and help to make large changes in the world through both mental health and English Lit. It is so important to give yourself goals to achieve. It does not matter if they are small. It does not matter if they are big. Every goal a person makes is important and a step to making a difference in your own life and other lives. Believe in yourself! I guess that is why I decided to start blogging. To open the doors to start achieving my goals and aspirations. In the modern day, we come across so much negativity in the world, yet we do not take the time to celebrate the positive factors that surround us every day, as we are so overwhelmed by the negative. Blogging about topics I am passionate about allows me to keep in the mind frame that even though there are extremely tough days, there are always opportunities to make things a more positive and enlightening experience for myself, as well as other people!

I hope you enjoyed this (hopefully) motivating post. Please feel free to check my blog out, comment and follow. Thank you once again to Emily! You are a star!!
Much love,

Rhi. X

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10/10/2016

I Feel Inadequate


I've been racking my brains for about half an hour trying to think of some sort of inspirational photo and catchy title for this post, but I decided to just keep it simple and straight to the point. If that's not good enough or makes me a bad blogger for not having some sort of interest-worthy photo and genius title that seems like it's straight from the works of Shakespeare, then this pretty much epitomises what this entire post is about.

My old history teacher used to tell me that at the beginning of a piece of writing, you should get straight to the point of your argument at the beginning and then waffle afterwards, so here it is. I feel like I'm not good enough. I am an Atelphobic. So there you have it, I basically just feel rubbish about myself and life in general. If I was a decent person, would my closest friends bad mouth me behind my back and put me down? Would people walk past me in college and deliberately aim disgusting comments towards me purely because of the way I'm dressed and the way I look? If I was good enough, would I be really struggling with college work and despising every minute I spend in the place? Would I constantly be scared of little things, stupid things, like speaking to people, buying things in a shop, going out or just simply going to work? The answer in my head to all of these questions is a big fat no.

You're probably wondering where all of these questions stemmed from, so let me expand on that for you. Question 1, If I was a decent person, would some of my closest friends say vile things about my behind my back and deliberately slag me off and then lick my bum (for want of a better expression)?. This is the most recent occurrence out of all of the situations touched on above. Now I'm not naming names because they know who they are and the damage they've done, but I'm more than happy to share some quotes from them. 'She isolates herself in her car on a lunch time because she's thinks she's better than us' actually, the reason I isolate myself in my car is because I'd much rather be out there on my own listening to my music and enjoying my own company, than spending an entire lunch time sat with a bunch of people who are tearing me down and finding things to slag me off about behind my back. Surely you would feel the same? 'She's clearly lying about her job, she wouldn't know work if it came up and bit her on the ass' this one really made me laugh, because in my head I'm trying to understand why I would 1) lie about having a job, and 2) why would I drive all the way to work, dressed in clothes from the shop I work in that I have to wear for uniform (which isn't cheap btw) and buy myself a very realistic looking badge, to elaborate this amazing lie about having a job? I did have a good chuckle about that. 'She's such a liar, as if she bought her own car, obviously daddy paid for that' well let me tell you my friend, daddy certainly did not pay for my car, nor did mummy. Emily paid for her car, my dad did kindly donate £500 towards my deposit which is amazingly kind of him, but he did not buy my car at all. So many of my friends had cars bought for them by their parents, which I think is amazing, but just because I have a very nice brand new car, I'm constantly under scrutiny because apparently my parents must have bought it for me which is supposedly a crime. I am proud of myself, I saved up all of the money by myself, with no help from anyone else, and I bought the car of my dreams with my own money. If you don't believe me, then I'm quite happy to show you the documentation, I have nothing to hide. Just to reiterate, I have no problem with people who's parents bought them a car, in fact, I'm pleased for you. What I'm not happy about is that fact that people assume my parents bought me my car because 'there's no way she could afford that herself because she doesn't know what work is' and think ill of me for it. Jealousy is the only reason I can think of for this. 'She's rich and snobby' so because I dress nicely, do my makeup nicely and have a nice car, this is what some of the people closest to me assume about me. Well I can assure you, I'm not rich, and if you knew me well enough, then you would know that I'm not a snob, I never treat myself as above anyone else and I would bend over backwards for absolutely anyone. That's just a few quotes, I have many more that I'm more than happy to divulge if I continue to be treated like a mug. 

Secondly, the question of 'if I was a decent person, would people walk round college and deliberately aim disgusting comments at me just because of the way I'm dressed and the way I look?' This is another thing I've apparently lied about, but I can't seem to find a reason why I would lie about something so pathetic and ridiculous. Apparently, I do it for attention, but I hate drawing attention to myself so I have no idea where that came from. The first comment I had was from a first year (who had been in the college 2 days might I add) 'Eww why the f*** is she wearing wedges, this is a f****** college, who the f*** does she think she is?' Sorry little person, didn't realise it was a crime to care about my appearance and dress in something a little more put together than the likes of your tracksuit and air max that you seem to be sporting. The other was from two girls whom I've never laid eyes on in my life, one girl pointed at me and said to her friend 'eww I really don't like her, I think she's ugly, she's not pretty at all'. Numero uno, who the hell do you think you are making comments about my appearance like that when you don't know me, to be quite frank, you're disgusting. Numero dos, if you are thinking these vile thoughts, keep them to yourself and don't purposely make other people feel uncomfortable about the way they look just because you're incapable of keeping your big mouth shut. Not to mention the plethora of dirty looks I get on a daily basis, people looking me up and down with their judging eyes, staring right into me and making me feel uncomfortable and unworthy.

Thirdly, I work so so hard on everything I do. I am studying three A-levels, working a part time job and trying to run my own business (which again, I apparently lie about because 'there's no way she's making any money off her rubbishy little website'). I work extremely hard on everything I do and I feel like I get nothing out of it. No one ever praises me on how hard I work at college, apart from getting paid, I get no reward from my job, and very few people ever give me gratitude for the hard work I put into my blog. I've started to give up and lose all motivation. If I try my best and work hard, but get nothing out of it and instead just get picked apart and put down for everything I do, what's the point of even trying? I've given up on college work because half of my teachers don't ever bother to look at it or mark it, I've given up on everything. The thing I love doing most, my blog, has suffered so much over the last month because I've lost all motivation and feel like whatever I do isn't going to be good enough, so what's the point? I feel like I'm not happy with any content that goes up on my blog because with no motivation or inspiration, I've got no hope of putting out amazing content that I'm pleased with and that people actually want to read. I feel like I'm not happy with anything I do, because it's never good enough. I go to college, go to work, do all of my college work, but it's still wrong if I don't keep my room tidy, or put my washing out, or unload the dishwasher. It doesn't matter that I've done a whole bunch of amazing things that day, it matters more that I haven't done something insignificant. I feel like I'm defined by the little things that I haven't done or not done right, not by the amazing things that I have done and have achieved. I feel like they don't matter.

I feel like nothing good about me matters.  It's no secret that my blog earns me money which effectively makes this my very own little business. Not many 17 year olds can say they have their own little business, regardless of how small it is. I think that is a huge achievement. I also work hard to earn money to run my car and pay for everything I want and need so I can be completely self-sufficient. I then work hard at college too, so that I can get my qualifications and secure a bright future for me, so that hopefully one day I'll be doing very well financially and be able to support my family.  I am nice to everyone I meet, I would do anything for anyone. All I want is for everyone to be happy, my happiness can wait. I won't begin to work on my own happiness until I know that everyone around me is content, that's just my nature. But all of this doesn't matter, because apparently dressing nicely, having a nice car and doing my own thing makes me a bad person.

I look in the mirror and I'm constantly comparing myself to others. I don't have amazing skin, I don't have that model like figure, my hair doesn't look like something off the Toni&Guy display boards in boots. I am far from what I think is perfect, although to be honest if someone asked me what my idea of perfection was I wouldn't be able to give an answer because I don't know what I would say. I compare myself to my friends and colleagues, and I feel like I'm nothing compared to them. I feel meh. Now for the big conclusion, to finish off this little outburst quite nicely (I say little, I'm pretty sure this is one of my longest posts).

I am sick of feeling like this and being treated like I'm a bad person and I'm worth nothing to anyone. So a big fat middle finger to those who have done me wrong, your opinion's are invalid and I couldn't give a bigger f*** what you think of me. Whatever I do will never be good enough, so I'm gonna stop trying to be perfect because I know I never will be in your eyes. This post wasn't for all of you to take pity on me, nor was I intending to seek for attention. I just needed to get some stuff of my chest, and I feel as though this is my only outlet where I can say how I really feel without getting hugely judged for it. 

I hope you are all having a lovely evening, and if you made it to the end of this post then you're a real trooper!

Just remember what Jessie J said in a song a couple of years back - it's ok not to be ok.

Peace and love,

Emily xx

10/09/2016

The Sunday Edit #87

Well, it looks as though I disappeared again! However, I do have a very valid reason! As I may have mentioned a few weeks ago, I started a new job on 21st September which I work for alongside college. My life seems to be a constant cycle of work and college, and any spare time I do have is spent trying to catch up on college work which has forced me to neglect my blog, and my GRLPOWR gang which I feel so guilty about. I shouldn't feel guilty because there has been absolutely nothing I could do to improve the situation, thats the way it has to be.  I am back temporarily, I have managed to just about catch up on everything and find some time to give my blog some love again, but I daresay I'll disappear temporarily again soon. However, the October half term is quickly approaching so I will hopefully have plenty more time to give my blog the attention and love that it deserves. Thank you so much for bearing with me, I'm so grateful that my blog has continued to grow, even when I have been absent. It shows me that my readers are accepting of the fact that life gets in the way of what you want to do some times, and they support me no matter how many times I seem to fall off the planet completely. For that, I'll forever owe you my gratitude.

This week I'm working a lot, and going to college a lot so theres no change there! I have some very exciting guest posts going up this week from two lovely ladies, one is a personal post from a lovely girl called Rhianna, and the other is a really exciting Halloween-themed post from Amy. I am so excited for you to read them, and hopefully be able to give them both some lovely feedback! Hopefully, if I can really knuckle down in any spare time I have, I should be able to get some proper posts up next week! I have really missed putting out my own content that I am enthusiastic about, I have so many ideas flying round my head at the moment that I'm so excited to put into practice for you over the next few months. I am always so inspired during the Autumn, everything about it makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside and makes me so happy!

Thank you again for sticking by me, hopefully soon I'll be able to give something back to you all! (hinting at a giveaway) ;). I hope you've had the most amazing September, and I hope you have a fabulous week!

Emily xx

9/21/2016

I've Been Nominated for a Liebster Award!

This is the third time I have been nominated for a Liebster award, this time by the lovely Kimberley JessicaThe Liebster Award was created to find out different things about bloggers and to also share love for other bloggers out there; a great way of getting noticed and sharing common interests!

9/18/2016

The Sunday Edit #86

This week has been busy yet again, college work is really starting to pick up, as well as some very exciting bits going on in my other work life!

I've been brainstorming quite a lot this week for blogposts for Autumn and working really hard on college work (hence the lack of post Wednesday). I have also managed to bag myself another job! I've worked for next before as a temporary employee, but I have now landed myself a permanent position which I have an induction for Tuesday and I start officially on Wednesday which I am really excited about! It's not very many hours and obviously I'm not gonna be earning a huge amount of money, but it's enough to keep my car on the road and make me able to treat myself now and again! My life is about to get a whole lot busier with college work, my blog and obviously now my new job so I'm going to be hella busy over the next few months. Things are also getting busy with GRLPOWR, with our chats becoming a huge success and we are all currently working on organising a huge bloggers event in London next summer. I am a brand ambassador so my role is to get in touch with brands and ask them if they'd like to be involved, whether that be donating products for goody bags, sending out spokespeople for talks for bloggers, or bringing along a stand and some employees to sell products and give demos. I'm currently in the process of making a spreadsheet of brands that we would love to have on board which is keeping me very busy at the moment!

Today has been spent catching up on college work, writing some blogposts and working on the GRLPOWR event. I've been drinking chai lattes no stop all day (my new addiction) and I've been very productive so I'm feeling quite chuffed with myself. I've ticked off a lot of my to do list, so I'll definitely be done in time for the GRLPOWR chat tonight! Make sure you're there at 9pm on Twitter!
I'm also now perusing coconut lane for a pretty new laptop case, after borrowing my nan's macbook for a few weeks, my laptop has finally gone in to be repaired and will be ready to pick up on Monday so I'm treating it to a pretty new case! The marble ones are really appealing to me at the moment, I'm still debating whether to go for the grey marble hard case or to get the blush marble skin and put a clear hard case over the top. Decisions, decisions!

You should expect to see 2/3 posts from me this week, depending on how my scheduling goes. An extra 1/2 posts should make up for what I missed last week when I was mega busy! Things are a little up in the air at the minute in regards to my schedule because I just don't know what will pop up around the corner, but hopefully I'll be able to get into a proper routine soon so I'll be able to be more confident with my scheduling and know exactly how much time I'll have and exactly what I'll have to do.

I hope you've all had a lovely week, let me know what you've been up to!

Emily xx

9/16/2016

The Battle of the Palettes - Guest Post by Ellie

Eyeshadow palettes. And then a massive heart eyes emoji. Because damn they are so beautiful. Palettes are one of the products that I love trying out and creating different looks with so today I have taken over Emily's blog to bring you my opinions on the 7 palettes I own. I'm not sure if that's a lot or not, but I think for a 14 year old it is. If you read my blog, you will know I am SUCH a rambler, I could talk and talk about makeup & fashion all day, but I'm going to try and keep this short and sweet so she doesn't hit me. Also I have done reviews of quite a few of these palettes, in which case I will link them.
Benefit World Famous Neutrals - £23.50
I'm going to be completely honest. This palette isn't the best. It is £23.50 which is a lot to pay for what is basically a quad with a couple of cream eyeshadows. The shades are very pretty but I just don't reach for them that much as they're not the most pigmented and they're kind of chalky too. Gilt-y pleasure and Kiss me I'm tipsy are such beautiful shades which had so much potential but Benefit couldn't quite get it right.
The cream eyeshadows however, are very pretty. I still don't reach for them that often but when I do they are beautiful shades, buildable and creamy and they look amazing all over the lid with winged liner for a quick look (well, not that quick if you mess up your eyeliner as much as me...). Overall, I wouldn't recommend this palette because the quality isn't that great, although the cream eyeshadows are worth look. The packaging is pretty gorgeous though. Full review here.
Collection Eyes Uncovered Nude Bronze - £3.99
Now, this is a six shade palette I would recommend. Just look at the price difference. Collection have always been a great brand with some amazing products and these palettes really stand out to me. There are different options but Nude Bronze contains bronzey toned nudes, literally. I can see myself reaching for this a lot more now autumn is approaching.
The eyeshadows feel so much more creamier than the Benefit ones, in fact I swatched 'Ochre' next to 'Gilt-y pleasure' and it is SO much more pigmented. These shadows also blend so much better and since they are only £4, what more could you ask really? Full review here.
Freedom Audacious 3 Palette - £4
Now onto another £4 palette (what a smooth transition) is my newest member of the makeup family. I heard about this from Sophdoesnails and it has such a stunning range of pink toned eyeshadows, some are a bit difficult to wear for me but some are so natural and gorgeous. The 7th shade has to be one of my favourites and the 8th kinda reminds me of YDK from Naked 2.
But seriously, this palette is so great if you are on a budget. The pigmentation is amazing, pretty much the same as the Collection one. The shades feel quite creamy although not too creamy and since there are quite a few other Pro 12 palettes from Freedom, you don't really have a choice do you? Full review here.
Urban Decay Naked 2 - £38.50
Ahh this is the most money I've ever spent on makeup but it is a very beautiful palette. The quality of the shadows is insane - they are so creamy and pigmented and not at all chalky. AND they blend out like a dream. The shades are so gorgeous and go really well together, however I feel that this palette is missing some more matte shades as there are only 3 and it needs a matte transition shade or crease shade really.
The shimmer colours are absolutely stunning and such good quality, its just the lack of matte shades means that its not a do it all palette, you will need other shadows. Although I couldn't survive with only one palette anyway. They are probably the best quality shadows I have tried, it is a lot for the price but if you're looking for some really unique shades, you will love this palette. If you can get over the fact it costs more than a pair of Topshop Jeans. Full review here.
If you want to read about the other 3 palettes and my thoughts on those, you'll have to go over to my blog as I didn't want to drown Emily's blog in my makeup ramblings. And I will be talking about which palette (if I can be decisive enough to pick one) wins the battle. Thank you so much for Em for letting me do a guest post on her blog, if you came from mine then have a read of Emily's blog, its great. And if you're one of her readers, I hope you enjoyed this post.
Ellie xoxo

Thank you so much Ellie for this wonderful post, be sure to check out her blog linked above! <3

9/11/2016

The Sunday Edit #85

Well I messed up scheduling my posts this week so they didn't go up when they were meant to and I have only just noticed this morning! I have fixed them now, so my monthly round up and some information on a guest post that I recently did are all up where they should be! Honestly, I am such a donut!

Anyways, everything has been back to normal this week, back to college and back to working non stop! It's been a little stressful but not too bad, so many things have changed which aren't particularly good but I'm fairly content at the moment. I seem to be managing the work load fairly well at the minute and I'm not too stressed, just taking each day as it comes. I have so many breaks at college so I can take my laptop and get some blogging stuff done or any college work that needs to be done which is great, dropping a subject has given plenty more time to get stuff done which I think has made me feel much better and much more confident about this year.

Plans for this week include getting some more posts written up and scheduled for the next few weeks, planning some new and exciting content, testing out some PR samples ready for review and getting all of my college work done and hopefully try to get ahead so it makes my workload a little lighter over the next few weeks.

I don't really have a lot to say this week, I'm sat here with a complete blank mind! Make sure you check out the posts from this week if you missed them, you can find my monthly roundup here and a short little snippet of information on a very interesting post I wrote for ToniGeorgiaxo here.

Let me know how your week has been and what you're up to!

Emily xx

9/09/2016

Why Blog? - Guest Post

Ever wondered how I came to start blogging, what my journey's been like and what my goals are? Then you can read all about it in a gues post that I did for Toni Georgia here. She has put together a series all about blogging, featuring a variety of different bloggers all about their blogging life so be sure to check it out!

If you are a blogger and would like to get involved, you can get into contact with Toni through details that can be found on her blog, I'm sure she would love to hear from you!

Emily xx

9/07/2016

The August Roundup

Where the hell did this month go?! Seeing as I don't have a favourites post this month (I'm still loving all the things I raved about last month) I thought I would do something a little different so that August didn't go by without it's very own post dedicted solely to it.


This month has been a little crazy. I've been working non-stop on my blog all month, with plenty of exciting blog related things happening to. I've been working with brands alot more this month, getting products for review, writing articles for them and I also did my very first sponsorship which went up last Friday.  All of this is new to me, I have worked with brands in the past but it only happened a few times and it was nothing major to speak of, but this month seems to have been all about the brands. I love working with brands to try out so many different things, and if they're worthy of a blog mention then you all seem to love them too!

Obviously this month also marked the birth of #GRLPOWR which you can read all about here if you're unfamiliar. This has been a majorly time-consuming but amazing project to be involved in. Our first chat was extremely successful, alot more so than we imagined and we were all quite shocked by how quickly this little community grew and the success it had achieved in just under a week. As I am writing this post, our account is at 650 Twitter Followers and it has only been live for just over a week! I hosted the first chat of September last Thursday which I talked about in my last 'The Sunday Edit', and I was overwhelmed by the amount of support and lovely comments I got from it! I'm amazed by how much this little project has become something very important and it has allowed my social media and readership to grow considerably over the latter part of the month. As it stands, I am 10 followers off 300 on Bloglovin' (I'm writing this post on Friday 2nd September so it's scheduled for when I'm back at college) which is absolutely crazy! When I started out, I didn't even think one person would read my rambles, let alone 300 of you and counting! I am extremely proud of all the ladies involved in the little community, we have all worked really hard to make this project as great as it possibly can be!

Sadly, as August draws to a close, it means it's time to go back to school/college/uni. I got my exam grades in the middle of August and I got an A in Law, B in Accounting and B in Economics which were the 3 subjects that I'll be carrying on with into A2 so I am so chuffed with my grades and hopefully the next year will be equally as successful. I went out and bought some cute stationary to try and make the whole going back to college thing a little less painful, I'm still not looking forward to it though!

I hope you have all had a fantastic month, and Happy September!

Emily xx

9/02/2016

Top 5 Autumn Skincare Picks | AD

It's the most wonderful time of the yeeearrrrrrr! Yes that's right, Autumn is on the horizon and I could not be happier! Autumn is my absolute favourite time of the year, I love the fashion, the makeup and being able to wrap up all nice and cozy with a pumkin spiced latte whilst watching GBBO. Today I'm giving you a round up of my top 5 skincare products that I like to take into Autumn to keep my skin in tip top condition.

The Sunday Edit #84

 

I was going back through my old blog photos the other day and found this - how pretty is this lipstick?!

This week has been busy af! I've had so much work to catch up on becasue I have been away on holiday for so long. I've either been working on blog things, working on bits and pieces for our GRLPOWR project or doing my college summer tasks that are due in next week and I've left to the last minute yet again! I've been pretty much sat in front of the computer or on my phone all week, but it hasn't been too bad, I enjoy keeping busy! GRLPOWR has been a huge success this week, we have done 2 chats already and they have done absolutely amazing, our hashtag trendeed 2nd in the country on Tuesday! It was absolutely crazy, and I hosted Thursday night which was quite nerve wracking because I had never hosted a chat before. It went absolutely amazingly, our hashtag trended again and it was extremely successful! I couldn't keep up with the amount of people who were getting involved, it was mind blowing but I thoroughly enjoyed it! The topi was positivity and happiness and I was thrilled to see that it had helped so many people with whatever they are going through at the moment. I also did my first sponsored post this week which was mega exciting, and I've also been buying lots of new bits and bobs for going back to college to make it a little less painful. I really can't believe that we are in September already, it seems like just yesterday when I broke up from college on 1st July and now a whole two months has passed! The time is going by way too fast and it's scaring me, before I know it, it'll be December and I'll be 18 years of age. Full on adult, like what the hell?! Mentally I'm still 7, it's completely mind blowing that in just under 3 months time, I'll be a legal adult with responsibilities. I'm not sure I'm ready for all this!

Seeing as I am back to college on Monday, I've had to rejig my scheduling a little bit to give me enough time to keep on top of everythign so I don't get too overwhelmed. I took on way too much last year and really stressed myself out, so I want to avoid that this year and allow myself time to get everything done and make sure it's done well. My new schedule will be a new post every Wednesday and Sunday, with the occasional Friday post when I've got time. The Wednesday posts will be beauty/fashion related and the Sunday posts will be my usual 'The Sunday Edit' to update you on everything that is going on! I hope that's ok for all of you, obviously I would love to keep my schedule of 4 posts a week, but realistically I don't think its possible to be putting out 4 posts a week, keeping on top of college work, dancing and also having a bit of time to myself! The last thing I want is for either my blog or my college work to suffer because I've run out of time, so I think cutting down the amount of times I post on my blog will help to keep everything running smoothly and stop my little brain exploding!

I hope you have all had a lovely week, let me know what you've been up to and what your plans are for the next week! If you're starting something new, then I wish you luck and I hope you enjoy every minute of it. If there are any posts you'd like to see from me, then be sure to let me know, if I'm putting out less content then I want to make sure that they are things that you'll look forward to and want to read! Thank you for your continued support, it's greatly appreciated!

Emily xx