Tuesday, 15 July 2014


I will be continuing to write on this blog (after well over a year away) and I promise to be better!

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Sunday, 3 March 2013

Pics From The Week!

My fave pics from the week!

Was lovely and sunny and warm on Thursday, I had my window open, and I swear I could smell summer! It looked beautiful when the sun set, so I thought I would take a nice pic of it!

 I painted my nails in No7's Stonewash this week. I took this a good couple of days after I'd applied it, and although it took 3 layers to get the full colour, it lasted well without chipping. I have a problem with chipping nailvarnish really easily, so I'd definitely recommend No7's nailvarnishes!
A new book I have started this week, and it's about the fashion world, SO girly. Hopefully it will be good.

Decided to try some camomile tea before bed, and I quite like it, though it does remind me of bath water.

One of Cadbury's puddings (£1 from Morrisons!) YUM

Decided I am in love with these facemasks, so myself, my sister and flatmate went and got some, along with a couple of extra purchases from Boots.

Somehow managed to get the cork INSIDE the wine bottle, oops!

Hope you all had a lovely week and weekend! 

Friday, 1 March 2013

My Favourite Red Lipstick

I have a fair amount of lipsticks (of which will be saved for another time) in a variety of colours. However, my favourite colour has to be red. Nothing can add class and glamour to an outfit or look like a bright red lip can. I have a few red lipsticks, in various shades, but my favourite has to be 'Hazard' from Topshop.

I all lot of the Topshop lipsticks, however this was the first one I purchased as I was looking for a nice red lippy at the time, and this was perfect! As you can tell by the packaging, this is something I use a lot (and take out in my bag for reapplication), and I wear it a lot on nights out, as well as during the day when I'm not wearing much eye makeup.

It is a fairly bright red, which is what I was looking for, and definitely my go-to when I want to wear a statement lip. In the tube it looks a lot darker than when it is actually applied, but nevertheless I love it. It isn't a matte lipstick, but fairly moisturising, and I would probably say needs reapplying for a touch up after a good couple of hours.

This is how it looks when applied to the mouth, although I'm sure yours will be much neater than mine, it's not good applying lipstick in dim lighting! Also, it does tend to bleed, therefore it would hold much better with a lipliner. I can imagine this is the kind of lipstick that would suit absolutely anybody, which is always a plus!


  • Moisturising
  • Beautiful colour
  • Nice packaging (when you haven't scraped it all off like me!)
  • Very pigmented
  • Reasonably priced
  • Brighter than it looks before applying
  • Bleeds (lipliner preferably!)
Hope this was helpful, and I would definitely recommend this product to everyone! 

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Montagne Jeunesse Facemasks!

I hadn't tried a facemask since I was much younger and going through that stage where my face would be spotty one minute, and the next completely dry, and would try anything in attempt to sort it out. I'd heard about a number of ranges creating facemasks, so assuming that it'd just be the packet ones I'd seen a lot of when I was younger, this didn't excite me.

However seeing a number of reviews, they seem a lot more...professional? I never really saw facemasks as things that did more than 'making your skin a bit softer', however there are various ones for various reasons now. Saying that, the prices were much out of my reach, only being a student, so I opted for a much cheaper alternative. Seeing the Montagne Jeunesse ones around a lot in the past, but never trying them, I picked out a couple for £1 each; Montagne Jeunesse Chocolate Masque and Montagne Jeunesse Mud Pac Dead Sea , and myself and my sister tried one each.

I first helped Zoe apply hers, which was the Dead Sea Mud Pac, and it smelt gorgeous, really fresh and like any other Dead Sea product I'd tried before. It went on nice and smoothly and there was plenty. I then applied mine (the chocolate one) and it was a little thicker, but again had plenty, and it also smelt very chocolatey! It said on the packet to wait 10-15mins, or when dry, so I just waited til it was dry.

I took it off with a damp flannel, and although it took a while to make sure it was all off, it didn't need to be scrubbed or anything. When dry, my face felt soft and fresh, and my pores were a lot less noticeable, something I never used to really care about when using facemasks before. My skin can get really dry in the winter, and this also seemed to really moisturise as well, taking away the dry looking skin around my nose and cheeks that I can never quite get rid of in the cold weather. Zoe told me hers felt the same; really fresh and moisturised with her pores less noticeable.

All in all, I'm really pleased with them, and will be using them a lot more often, especially if they make my skin feel this nice at such a low price. Definitely worth it!

Monday, 28 January 2013


As of yet I have been pretty undecided as to what I would like this blog to be about, and decided to turn this into more of a beauty/fashion/diary based blog, where I will post opinions on things related to these as well as daily happenings in my life, rather than discussions about various things.

I have created a new blog which is http://scintillatingwillfully.wordpress.com/ and this will more of a discussion based/rambling blog where I will post thoughts and opinions of a variety of things, as well as my own daily experiences (therefore some posts may be seen on both). While I still find my way around both sites, there will probably not be a lot posted, but I hope to get better in time!

I don't have a lot of people that follow this, or will be bothered, so this is just a post for anyone who might be, or even future reference for people that may be bothered in times to come as to why the sudden change has come about, and may even want a look at my other blog.

Much love

Thursday, 22 November 2012

University Life

I have completed my first year at university, and I am now a couple of months into my second. This post is to tell my own personal experience, and how it differs from what the stereotypical view of university life is, as well as others' experiences.

I absolutely love uni, and believe it's the best thing I could've done. I wasn't sure exactly what I wanted to do after college, but knew that I loved psychology, therefore pursued it further at degree level. I'm sure there were other ways to gain the knowledge needed, and further a possible career in the profession, but to be quite honest I wanted the university experience, and didn't want to go about it any other way.

Before I actually began university I'd mostly heard that uni life was all about the partying, drinking, and overdrafts pretty much. I love to go out and have fun, so that didn't bother me too much, but I was worried about the money issues, particularly because I didn't want to feel that I was incapable of managing my own money, and needing help.

I got to uni, and being the first there with my sister meant a couple of boring days, but it soon picked up with my two other flatmates, and we got on really well. This is where it was different to a few people, and sometimes with what you hear. There are plenty of people who just don't gel with their flatmates, and that can be for a variety of reasons, whether it's noise, cleanliness, or generally clashing personality-wise.

I decided on moving to the city for university (Leeds) and I adore it, there's so much going on all the time, and it's very busy which I love. I just feel like I've had so many more opportunities since living here, although the city is not for everyone.

But overall I've been having a great time, and would recommend it to anyone, unless you really hate socialising with people, or learning, which, lets face it, isn't a large part of the experience. When people say it is mostly for the social life, that is true, but as long as you put the work in as well, you get a degree from it! Bonus!

Monday, 14 November 2011


This is my first post, and to be completely honest as of yet I have no idea what this blog is even going to be about. I am new to this and don't really know how things work, but I know that no one will really be looking at this, at least for the moment, and probably not for a while, so I reckon I can be excused.

My name's Emma, I'm currently 18 and at uni, doing Psychology. I chose it because of the vastness it has as a subject, and maybe because I want to know more about the things that psychologist have tested previously, furthering it. Probably I would just like to be the typical psychologist and analyse people.

All in all I would like this blog to actually be something relatable, as stereotypical as it sounds. I will probably post things about day to day life,as well as inspirational things to me personally(and maybe others!), so pretty much a personal blog. I enjoy writing, so it's something I would like others to maybe enjoy too!

Well, I think that's all I need to say, and again, I really don't know the 'official' way of beginning a blog, but it will come with time hopefully, thanks!