Spring Fashion Wishlist

A new season means lots of new trends and fashion pieces come out.
I love browsing the new in section on ASOS to find new clothing items – I may have a bit of an ASOS addiction and spend way too much time on there looking at clothes but there are a few items that I have my eyes on and I thought I would share them with you.

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I love these two t-shirts from New Look – they look really soft and comfortable and I love the detail on the shoulders. I live in t-shirts and jeans so I thought these two would be a nice addition to my wardrobe.
I’m not sure which colour I like better but I think they are both really pretty.

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When I was scrolling through the dresses, this instantly caught my eye. It’s not something I would usually go for and I will probably chicken out of buying it but I think it is really unique and pretty. I love the floral embroidery on it and how the bottom of the dress and the sleeves are sheer.

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I have been looking for some blue denim dungarees for a while and when I saw these on ASOS I thought they were really cool. I like how they have quite a relaxed fit and aren’t too tight on the legs as I like them to feel comfortable and not restricting.

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I thought this pink top was so pretty and cute for spring to wear with black or blue high-waisted jeans or a skirt. I am trying to get myself to wear more colour and I thought this would be a simple way to inject more colour into my wardrobe.

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I saw this jumper and instantly fell in love! I have an obsession with jumpers but I saw this and thought it looked so pretty and cool – as I said I have been trying to wear more colour and this is definitely very colourful.

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I think this whole outfit looks so cool but the jumper is out of stock in my size but I still love the denim skirt. I have been wearing more skirts recently so I thought this might be a nice addition to my collection.

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I have been loving the pleated skirt trend but I haven’t found one I really liked until I saw this one. I love the pink metallic colour and the elastic band at the top but I’m not sure if I would be able to pull it off.

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I have been looking for an oversized denim jacket for a while and when I saw this one from River Island I thought it was so cool with the floral embroidery on the back.
Unfortunately it is out of stock now but I thought it was really cool so I added it on here anyway.

I hope you enjoyed this post!

See you next week with a new one,

EmiMarie x

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The Blogger Tag

Hey Everyone,

I have seen this post a few times from other bloggers and I thought I would answer the questions and share them with you.
I don’t actually know if these are the official questions but these are the ones I have seen a few times.

HOW TALL ARE YOU?

About 5″3/4…yup I know I’m quite short

DO YOU HAVE A HIDDEN TALENT? IF SO WHAT?

I don’t know if you could count it as a talent but I can make a surprisingly realistic sound of a cat meowing…I know strange!

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST BLOG RELATED PET PEEVE?

I hate it when bloggers tear down other bloggers or when bloggers who have a larger number of bloggers feel like they are better than people with fewer followers – we all started blogging for our own reasons and have our own ways of doing things and I don’t think it is right for people to feel more superior than others.

WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST NON-BLOG RELATED PET PEEVE?

I have quite a few pet peeves but the two that pop into my head straight away are slow walkers and people with bad table manners – I hate it when you are trying to get somewhere but you can’t get past people who are walking ridiculously slowly and I hate it when you are eating a meal with someone and they are chewing with their mouth open or talking with their mouth full….it drives me insane.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SONG?

My favourite songs change so often but the song I have been playing non-stop is Into You by Ariana Grande.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE SOCIAL MEDIA WEBSITE?

My favourite social media website would have to be Instagram because I love taking photos and Instagram is a way to share them.
I also love how you can look back on all the photos you have posted and look at all the memories that have been captured.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE WAY TO SPEND YOUR FREE TIME WHEN YOU’RE ALONE?

My favourite things to do in my free time when I’m alone would have to be to sit in bed and watch YouTube videos or my favourite TV shows on Netflix – boring I know.
If you are looking for any TV shows to Binge watch check out my post did with my 5 favourite shows to binge watch here.
I also love to plan and write blog posts in my free time, I love blogging and really enjoy spending my time on it.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE JUNK FOOD?

I love any kind of junk food but one of my weaknesses is cookies – I recently made some Smarties cookies and demolished them in 2 days straight.

DO YOU HAVE A PET OR PETS? IF SO, WHAT KIND AND WHAT ARE THIER NAMES?

I have two cats called Amber and Archie. Amber is tortoiseshell and Archie is black and white tuxedo.

WHAT ARE YOUR NUMBER ONE FAVOURITE NON-FICTION AND FICTION BOOKS?

I love reading but unfortunately I don’t have as much time to read as I would like because of school, revision, exams etc. but this summer I plan to do lots of reading.

My favourite fiction book series of all time are the Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare – Cassie is the most amazing writer and has written some incredible books.
My favourite non-fiction book at the moment is Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick – I reviewed it a few weeks ago if you want to check that out here.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE BEAUTY PRODUCT OR TOOL?

Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer – I couldn’t live without it.

WHEN WERE YOU LAST EMBARRASED? WHAT HAPPENED?

I embarrass myself on a regular basis so there are too many to choose from.

IF YOU COULD ONLY DRINK ONE BEVERAGE (BESIDES WATER) FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

Lemonade

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE FILM?

I have so many favourite films it would be so hard to choose just one but some of my favourites are Monte Carlo, New Year’s Eve and Pitch Perfect (1&2).

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVOURITE LESSON IN SCHOOL AND WHY?

My favourite subject when I was younger was Maths, which is surprising because I hate it now.
Out of the subjects I take for A-Level my favourite subject would have to be Media because I love anything creative and I find it really interesting.

IF YOU COULD LIVE ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD WHERE WOULD YOU LIVE AND WHY?

If I could live anywhere in the world I would live in New York as it is the one place that I have visited that I fell in love with straight away and could see myself living there in the future.

PC OR MAC?

100% Mac, after I started using a Mac I knew I would never be able to go back to a PC.

LAST ROMANTIC GESTURE FROM A CRUSH, DATE, BOY/GIRLFRIEND, SPOUSE (OR KIND GESTURE FROM A FRIEND)?

I don’t have a boyfriend and never have so no romantic gestures there but I have really sweet friends who always look out for me when I am feeling sad or unwell.

FAVOURITE CELEBRITY?

I have so many favourite celebrities, it would be so hard to choose a favourite.
Some of my favourite female celebrities are Selena Gomez, Taylor Swift, Heather Morris and Blake Lively.
Some of my favourite male celebrities are Matthew Daddario, Darren Criss, Dave Franco, Colin O’Donoghue, Finn Harries (not really a celebrity) and Chase Crawford.

WHAT BLOGGER DO YOU SECRETLY WANT TO BE FRIENDS WITH?

I would love to be friends with so many bloggers, especially Zoe Sugg, Lily Pebbles, Anna from the Anna Edit and Suzie from HelloOctober.

WHO IS YOUR BIGGEST INSPIRATION?

My biggest inspiration is Zoe Sugg aka Zoella. Everything Zoe has achieved in her career at such as young age is incredible and so inspiring to me. She has to deal with so much hate in the public eye and people tearing her down every day but she deals with it so well and doesn’t let it stop her achieving success.
Zoe is the one blogger/celebrity that I have connected with the most and she inspires me everyday to follow my dreams and achieve what I want to achieve.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE BLOG TO READ?

My favourite blogs to read are Lily Pebbles, TheAnnaEdit and HelloOctober.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE HIGH-STREET SHOP?

My favourite high street shop would probably be Topshop but I shop on ASOS most of the time.

ARE YOU IN EDUCATION OR DO YOU WORK?

I am still in education – I am in Year 13, my last year of school currently doing my A-Levels.

ONE THING YOU ARE PROUD OF?

I am proud of my blog – I am so happy I started blogging because it is one of my favourite things to spend my time doing and I am proud of what I have achieved so far and being able to post every week (so far..) whilst doing my A-Levels.
I may not have many followers or have that many people reading my blog but I am so unbelievably proud of it and myself for starting it as I love it so much and want to continue doing it for a long time.

I hope you enjoyed this post – let me know if you answer any of these questions.

See you next week with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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March Favourites 2017

Hey Everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you my March Favourites. I didn’t do a February Favourites so I have quite a few things to share with you that I have been loving over the past two months.

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BEAUTY

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IT Cosmetics CC Cream – I have been wanting to try this for soo long after I saw Anna from TheAnnaEdit raving about it but I couldn’t find somewhere to buy it in the UK.
I finally found a website where I could get it sent to the UK without a ridiculous price for shipping. The website is called Beautylish and there are so many amazing brands on there and lots that we can’t get here in the UK.
I had never tried anything from IT Cosmetics before so I didn’t really know whether I would like their products so was a bit nervous to buy a full size of the CC Cream incase I didn’t like it. But as I was browsing I found that they did a smaller tester version of the CC Cream, which I was so happy about because it meant that I could test it out before buying the full product. I tried it and loved it so I have now purchased the full size.
This CC Cream is a fuller coverage CC Cream, obviously not as full coverage as a foundation but it’s not a light coverage. It is a hydrating cream so is quite glowy, which is something I don’t usually go for because I have quite oily skin but I really like it. Another thing I love is that it has factor 50+ and because I have such pale skin and I burn really easily, it is great.

Nars Soft Matte Complete Concealer – this is a new concealer from Nars and I had heard so many people talking about it that I wanted to give it a try.
My all time favourite concealer is the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer so I had high hopes about this concealer and I love it.
It has very high coverage but isn’t too cakey, which is great and works great on it’s own or with foundation. It is also great for touch ups during the day as it blends in well over the top of foundation.

Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge – this favourite is nothing new and it is something so many people have spoken about but it is a new favourite for me.
I have always been a big fan of Beauty Blenders but I have fallen out of love with them recently so thought I would try the Real Techniques one and was very happy with the results. I like how there is a pointed end as well as a flat side so you can easily apply products to every part of your face.

FASHION

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I have been looking for a long sleeve grey body suit for a long time now and have never found the right one, until I saw this one in M&S.
It fits so well and doesn’t feel uncomfortable – I love the colour and the fit of it and it is perfect for the transition between winter and spring.
I love wearing it with black high waisted jeans as more of a casual look but you can also dress it up with a skirt and boots.

TV & FILM

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I have been loving quite a few films and TV shows over the past few months but here are my top 3 favourites.

Firstly, the TV show that I have been loving this month is Riverdale.
I’m sure a lot of you will have heard of it, but if you haven’t, it is a new TV show on Netflix that started at the beginning of this year.
I featured the show in my blog post two weeks ago where I talked about my 5 Favourite TV Shows to Binge Watch, which you can check out here.

Riverdale Synopsis: Set in the present day and based on the iconic Archie Comics characters, “Riverdale” is a surprising and subversive take on Archie, Betty, Veronica, Jughead, Josie and their friends, exploring the surrealism of small town life — the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

I heard so much about this TV show and so many people told me I should watch it but I had also heard that it was really scary so I put off watching it because I’m not great with scary things. But I decided to give it a go and I am so glad I did!
It really isn’t scary, it’s quite dark and creepy at points but not scary, which I really like.
The cast for this show is amazing and I love them all!
I would 100% recommend watching this show if you are looking for something new to watch on Netflix.

I have been loving two films this month, neither of them are very new but I have recently discovered them this month.

The first film I loved this month was Bridget Jones’ Baby. I don’t know why I haven’t seen this film before now because it is so good.

Bridget Jones’ Baby synopsis: Breaking up with Mark Darcy leaves Bridget Jones over 40 and single again. Feeling that she has everything under control, Jones decides to focus on her career as a top news producer. Suddenly, her love life comes back from the dead when she meets a dashing and handsome American named Jack. Things couldn’t be better, until Bridget discovers that she is pregnant. Now, the befuddled mom-to-be must figure out if the proud papa is Mark or Jack.

I watched this film when I went over to my friends’ house and we all had a movie night – it was so much fun and we all had a great time.
I have to admit that I haven’t seen any of the other Bridget Jones films but you don’t really need to watch the previous ones before watching this one.
It is sooo funny and I was nearly crying with laughter at some points. Emma Thompson is in this film as the midwife and I think she is absolutely hilarious and one of my favourite actresses.

The second film I have been loving is Now You See Me 2 – if you haven’t seen the first Now You See Me I would definitely recommend it.

Now You See Me 2 Synopsis: After fleeing from a stage show, the illusionists  known as the Four Horsemen find themselves in more trouble in Macau, China. Devious tech wizard Walter Mabry forces the infamous magicians to steal a powerful chip that can control all of the world’s computers. Meanwhile, vengeful FBI agent Dylan Rhodes  hatches his own plot against Thaddeus Bradley, the man he blames for the death of his father.

Most people say that they prefer Now You See Me 1 but I love them both – they are such amazing films.
There are certain scenes in this film that are incredible such as the card throwing scene in the middle of the film – I don’t want to spoil it for anyone who hasn’t seen it but it is amazing.
I also love the cast, I think they are all hilarious and they all work so well together and also Dave Franco in this film 😍

RANDOM

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My random favourite for this month has been this Diptique Rosa Mundi candle, which smells incredible!!
It was a limited edition candle for Valentine’s Day so I don’t want to burn it too often because I am worried that it will run out too quickly.
The packaging is so beautiful and matches the scent perfectly – it has a mix of damascena, the damask rose, and centifolia, the May rose. Additional notes include currant, bergamot, lychee and geranium.
Diptique candles are quite pricey so I got the mini one but I wish I got a bigger size as I love the scent so much.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I have been loving this month, let me know what things you have been loving.

See you next week with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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5 TV Shows to Binge Watch

Hey Everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you some of my favourite TV Shows that I would 100% recommend Binge watching.
I’ve never done a post like this before but I have been wanting to for a while so I thought I would share it.

Most of these TV Shows you can watch on Netflix in the UK, but Glee you cannot.
Netflix is my saviour when watching TV shows as most of the TV shows I watch are shown on there and most of them aren’t shown on UK TV so this is the only place I can watch them.

*NO SPOILERS about any of these shows*

Glee 

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Glee is my all time favourite TV show!
This is the show that I will always watch if I am feeling down or sad and am in the need of something happy and fun to cheer me up – it is definitely a feel good programme.

Glee is about a group of ambitious misfits who try to escape the harsh realities of high school by joining a glee club, where they find strength, acceptance and, ultimately, their voice, while working to pursue dreams of their own. It follows their lives through high school and beyond with the struggles of relationships, sexuality, high school and the future.

One of my favourite parts of this show is the musical numbers that they perform; in Glee they are done in such a way that they aren’t too cheesy and make more sense as they take place in a choir room format rather than them just breaking out into song randomly like most musicals.

Favourite Female character: Brittney S Pierce played by Heather Morris
Favourite Male character: Blaine Anderson played by Darren Criss

Shadowhunters

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I love this TV show so much!!
If I’m 100% honest it isn’t the best made TV show but I love the characters so much that I don’t mind at all.
This TV show is based on The Mortal Instruments Books by Cassandra Clare that are some of the most amazing books I have ever read – Cassie is such an amazing writer.
As I read the books before watching the TV show, I already had an emotional connection with the characters so I feel like I would like the show no matter what it was like.

Shadowhunters follows Clary Fray, who is a normal teenager living in Brooklyn with her mother. One day, she discovers that she is descended from a line of Shadowhunters; humans born with angelic blood that fight to protect our world from demons. After her mother is kidnapped, Clary must team up with three Shadowhunters: Jace, Alec and Isabelle and her best friend Simon on a quest to find her mother and recover her past.

As I said, this TV show is based on the Mortal Instruments books, however, the TV show doesn’t follow the exact storyline of the books which I actually quite like because nothing is predictable and too boring. Obviously the main plot points are the same and the important things that happen to the characters but the storyline in between that is different. I feel like this is especially good for people like me who have read the books and know what happens.

Favourite Female character: Isabelle Lightwood played by Emeraude Tobia
Favourite Male character: Alec Lightwood played by Matthew Daddario 😍
(also Magnus Bane played by Harry Shum Jr)

Once Upon A Time

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As soon as I heard about this programme I knew it was something I was going to love.

The show takes place in the fictional seaside town of Storybrooke, Maine, whose residents are characters from various fairy tales transported to the “real world” town and robbed of their real memories by a powerful curse. It follows the heroine Emma Swan as she protects the town and its inhabitants from various curses and villains, both in Storybooke and other realms.

I love the idea of how they took traditional fairy tale characters that everyone loves and put them in the real world and changed some of their stories. You see lots of different sides to the characters you love and follow them on journeys you would never have seen before.

The show is now on its 6th season which is pretty impressive, but I do think that it is kind of losing it’s spark – I still love all of the characters and their relationships but I feel like they are running out of ideas, which is sad. Season 1-3 are definitely my favourites.

Favourite Female character: Emma Swan played by Jennifer Morrison
Favourite Male character: Killian Jones aka Captain Hook played by Colin O’Donoghue

Gossip Girl

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This TV show isn’t anything new and I’m sure pretty much everyone has heard of it but I heard about it for years and only got round to watching it last year.
I don’t know why I hadn’t watched it sooner because it is so good and so addictive.
I think I knew who Gossip Girl was before I started watching it because I heard someone talking about it, I wasn’t 100% sure because I had forgotten but it was in the back of my mind.

Gossip Girl, a ruthless and mysterious blogger reveals secrets about teens in upper east side New York. With roller coaster romances and piles of secrets hiding away for Gossip Girl to find, this show is sure to bring the upper east side and its drama into our lives.

Gossip Girl is a really easy to watch TV show, there is nothing that is too hard to understand and it has a really good plot.
It shows you what it might be like to live and grow up on the Upper East Side of New York.
I think one of the reasons I love this TV show is because it is set in New York and New York is my favourite city in the world.

Favourite Female character: Serena Van Der Woodsen played by Blake Lively
Favourite Male character: Nate Archibald played by Chase Crawford

Riverdale

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This is a very new TV show that started at the beginning of 2017 – there aren’t that many episodes at the moment but I am really enjoying it so far.
This show is based on the Archie comics that have been around for 75 years – I never read these comics and never knew anything about the show before I started watching it but I don’t feel like you need to know a lot about it before you start watching it.

Riverdale is a subversive take on Archie and his friends, exploring small town life, the darkness and weirdness bubbling beneath Riverdale’s wholesome facade.

When this TV show first came out and heard about it I was a bit scepticle about watching it because I had heard it was really scary and I’m not a big fan of anything remotely scary. However, I decided to give it a try after so many people told me I would like it and found out it really isn’t scary at all. It is a bit creepy and dark as it follows a murder mystery but it isn’t terrifying at all and I am so glad I started watching it.

Favourite Female character: Betty Cooper played by Lili Reinhart
Favourite Male character: Jughead Jones played by Cole Sprouse

I would highly reccomend watching all of these TV shows if you are looking for a new TV show to watch.

I hope you liked this post, let me know if you would like to see more posts like this – I was thinking about doing separate posts on my current favourites that are still being aired on TV such as Shadowhunters and Riverdale, do let me know if that is something that you would like to read.

If you are a fan of any of these TV shows let me know!

See you next week with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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#LilyAnnaJumpers Review

Hey Everyone,

Today I am going to share with you one of the ‘fashion’ pieces I have been loving at the moment. I don’t know if you could count this as fashion because it is more loungewear/pyjamas but I literally live in loungewear so it is my kind of fashion.
These jumpers have been my favourite jumpers ever since I got them in December and I mentioned them in my January Favourites if you haven’t seen that already.

At the beginning of December, Lily Pebbles and Anna from TheAnnaEdit who are two of my favourite YouTubers and bloggers released two jumpers to raise money for the charity Look Good Feel Better and I fell in love with them so knew I had to buy them.

Lily and Anna are two of my all time favourite YouTubers and was lucky enough to meet them both at the SWALK they did in aid of Look Good Feel Better and I also met Lily at LouiseLIVE in London.

They released two jumpers with different sayings on the front: one saying “Loungewear for Life” and the other saying “#Nomakeupday”.
I picked up one of each but my favourite is the Loungewear for Life one.

They are so cozy and comfortable and I have been living in them with these cold winter days we have been having in the UK.
They are such amazing quality and fit so well – they may be loungewear jumpers but they are still really flattering. They are slightly longer than a normal jumper so you can wear them with leggings and they have a slightly wide neck which I really like. They are sooo soft, so much so that I don’t want to wash them incase they lose their softness.

One of the things I love about this collaboration is how all of the money raised goes straight to Look Good Feel Better – Lily and Anna are both digital ambassadors for the charity and have done so many things to help the charity and I find it so inspiring.
I have seen the work that they are doing with Look Good Feel better as I went to a SWALK last year that they also took part in and I love how they are using their online community to raise money and raise awareness for this great charity.

I think there are a few more of the “Loungewear for Life” jumpers left on the website if you want to pick one up but there are very limited now because they were put on sale quite a while ago but I would highly recommend them and you will be supporting an amazing cause.
https://www.lilyandannashop.com/
(I may have picked them up in two sizes because I love them so much….ooops!)

I hope you enjoyed this post!
Let me know if you have these jumpers or love Lily and Anna as much as I do.

See you next week with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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January Favourites 2017

Hey Everyone,

Sorry there wasn’t a post last week, I had my mocks so didn’t have time to take photos and write a blog post. It might happen as it comes up to my exams that I don’t have as much time to write blog posts but I will try to make sure they go up regularly, even if it isn’t every week.

Today I thought I would share with you my January Favourites for 2017. I have a few new discoveries and also some things I have rediscovered. Quite a few of these things were Christmas presents that I have really been loving so I thought I would include them.

Hair 

This month I tried out a new shampoo and conditioner and have been absolutely loving them. I first saw them when Zoe Sugg (aka Zoella) spoke about them in one of her Vlogmas videos and said she loved them and I thought that if they can make her hair look so great I had to try them!
They are more on the pricey side for a shampoo and conditioner but I have had these since the beginning of the month and I still have so much left – a little bit goes a long way.
They are the OI Shampoo and Conditioner by Davines and I picked them both up on Cult Beauty if you want to try them out – I would highly recommend them.

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Fashion 

I don’t know if you could count this as fashion because it is more loungewear/pyjamas but I literally live in loungewear so it is my kind of fashion.
At the beginning of December, Lily Pebbles and Anna from TheAnnaEdit who are two of my favourite YouTubers and bloggers released two jumpers to raise money for the charity Look Good Feel Better and I fell in love with them so knew I had to buy them.
They released two with different sayings on the front: one saying “Loungewear for Life” and the other saying “#Nomakeupday”.
I picked up one of each but my favourite is the Loungewear for Life one.
They are so cozy and comfortable and I have been living in them with these cold winter days we have been having in the UK.

I think there are a few more of the “Loungewear for Life” jumpers left on the website if you want to pick one up but there are very limited now because they were put on sale quite a while ago but I would highly recommend them.
https://www.lilyandannashop.com/
(I may have picked them up in two sizes because I love them so much….ooops!)

I am planning to do a whole blog post on these two jumpers so let me know if that is something you would like to see.

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Tech 

iPhone 7 Plus – At the end of last year my phone contract ran out and I had the opportunity to upgrade my phone and I had seen so many people talking about the iPhone 7 Plus and after doing some research I fell in love with it and decided to upgrade.
When I first saw the plus size phones come out I thought they were way too big and said to myself that I would never get one but when the 7 Plus was released with the incredible camera I decided to take the leap and go for the plus. Now I am so happy that I did and I don’t think I could ever go back to a smaller phone.

Misfit Ray Fitness and Sleep Tracker – This was one of my Christmas presents this year and I have been using it pretty much every day since I opened it. It is basically a fitness tracker that tracks your steps and sleep. I have a lot of problems with my sleep so my mum got this for me to try and help me keep track of how much sleep I am getting and I have really been enjoying using it. It connects to an app on your phone via Bluetooth so is really easy to use and keep up to date.

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Jewellery

I have been wanting some new rose gold earrings for a while so my parents got me these beautiful earrings for Christmas and I love them so much.
They are tiny little sea urchins and they are so beautiful!

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Random 

One day this month I was feeling really run down and stressed so my mum said we should watch a film and let me choose any film so I chose Frozen. We had such a lovely evening and even my mum said she enjoyed it and she doesn’t really like Disney films so it just made me feel really happy so I wanted to include it.
I love Frozen because of the songs and if I was any Disney Princess I would be Anna. Also, OLAF IS MY FAVOURITE CHARACTER EVER!! I literally love him so much and want a real life version of him! That may sound so strange and childish but it is true.

My mum knew my love for Olaf so for Christmas she got me a Swarovski Olaf Pen and it is literally my favourite thing ever!

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I hope you enjoyed this post!
Let me know what you have been loving this month 🙂

See you next week with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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Lazy Winter Days 

Hey Everyone,

Today I thought I would share with you my favourite things to do on a cold January day, when I’m feeling lazy and need to have a bit of relaxation. 

1. Watch my favourite TV shows 

My favourite thing to do on a day when it is cold outside and I just want to stay at home is to watch my favourite TV shows. My all time favourite TV show is Glee so I either get out my box set and sit and watch some episodes or I just watch all the musical performances as they are my favourite to watch and sing along to.
At the moment though I am also re-watching Gossip Girl, which I love! I love the characters plus it is set in New York, my favourite city in the world. Also, a new season of Shadowhunters has just come out which I am watching every week and it is another one of my favourite shows.
2. Read a good book 

I often forget about reading books I enjoy as I am either reading educational books for school or I just go and watch TV, YouTube or go on my phone rather than picking up a good book.
At the moment I am reading ‘Scrappy Little Nobody’ by Anna Kendrick and I am really enjoying it so far. I am planning on doing a review on it when I have finished reading it so let me know if that is something you would like to read.

3. Paint my nails 

Painting my nails is one of the beauty tasks that I really don’t like doing, I am quite impatient so I get quite bored when trying to paint my nails but when I have a longer period of time or I am watching a film I will sit down and paint my nails and I am always happy I did afterwards.

4. Have a nice warm bath

Baths are one of my favourite things to have in the winter time when it is cold and miserable outside. I find it a wonderful time to just completely relax and unwind and forget about all the stress and things you have to do. I also sometimes spend the time catching up on YouTube videos or watching a film to really chill.

5. Spend time with friends and family 

When we are all so busy it is really hard to find time to spend time with family and friends outside of work or school so these days when everyone has nothing on it is nice to catch up with friends or spend time with family at home.

I hope you enjoyed this post and found some things to do on these cold, winter’s days we have been having in the UK recently.

See you next week with a new post!

EmiMarie x

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Blogger Recognition Award

Hey Everyone,

This is a short middle of the week blog post that I didn’t expect to be making – I was kindly nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award so I thought I would share this post and all of my nominations.

RULES…

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog

2. Write a post to show your award

3. Give a brief story of how your blog started

4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers

5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to

6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them & provide the link to the post you created.

I was nominated by Alice, an amazing blogger who posts about beauty, baking, travel and so much more and she deserves so many more followers so go and check her blog out!

How my blog started…

I actually created my blog over a year ago but didn’t start posting anything on it until towards the end of last year.

I have followed bloggers and YouTubers for a long time now, my favourites being Zoella, Lily Pebbles, TheAnnaEdit and HelloOctober, and have always said to myself that I would love to do something like that and become a blogger myself and one day I just thought I’m going to start.

I am quite a creative person and I love photography so the thought of starting a blog has always excited me and I am so glad I did because I love it so much and have met so many like minded people in the process.

Advice to new bloggers…

I’m not sure I’m one to be giving advice as I am still a new blogger myself but it’s amazing what you can learn in a short period of time.

My first piece of advice would be to stay true to yourself and don’t compare yourself and your blog to others. There will always be things that you like about other blogs, whether that is their design or their photography style but as long as you stay true to yourself, then your passion and creativity will show in what you create.

My second piece of advice would be to talk to like minded bloggers and engage with them and what they create to share tips, ideas etc. Most people in the blogging community are so lovely and are always happy to chat so engage in Blogger chats on Twitter to talk to other bloggers with the similar opinions or ideas as you.

Nominations…

The 15 people I would love to nominate for this award are from #TheBloggingFriends group chat that was made to bring bloggers together and I have found so much inspiration from them all and they have helped me so much.

1. Peta
2. Emm Joy
3. Corinne & Kirsty
4. Jenny
5. Jay
6. Char
7. Elena
8. Claire
9. Emma
10. Holly
11. Phoebe
12. Shannon
13. Loren
14. Ksenia
15. Kayte

I hope you enjoyed this short post in the middle of the week.

Make sure to go and check out the blogs of everyone I nominated!

See you on Sunday with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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New Year, New Me?

Hey Everyone,

First of all, Happy New Year!! How is it 2017 all ready?
I hope you all enjoyed my first attempt at Blogmas, I really enjoyed doing it and will hopefully be able to do it again this year.

Today I thought I would share with you my New Year’s Resolutions or Goals that I want to try and achieve this year. This year is my last year of school so it is going to be hard but I am quite excited for school to be finished…just have to get through my exams first!

1. Take a step back from technology and spend time doing other things I love 

I spend a lot of my time on my phone or my laptop and on social media and mixed with school work I don’t really have a lot of time for other things such as reading for fun. Technology is now such a large part of our lives and it can be hard to ignore but I really want to try and focus my downtime on other things.

2. Keep my room and work space tidy 

When my room is untidy I tend to get more stressed and when I want to relax I can’t unwind because of the amount of mess I have around me. Also, if my desk is messy I find it really hard to work and focus on what I am doing because there is so much going on around me.

3. Get into a routine in the evenings 

I want to try and go to bed on time and around the same time every night – this can be hard with school because of everything that I have going on in the evening but I want to try and get a good sleeping pattern. I always have problem going to sleep and sticking to a routine so I want to try and make this happen.

4. Turn off all technology at least 30 minutes before I go to bed

This one is going to be quite hard for me because I always go on my phone to check social media, talk to my friends or watch YouTube or Netflix but I want to try and do other things before I go to bed such as reading to help me get a better nights sleep.

5. Spend time with people who make me feel happy and positive 

Last year I had a few problems with friends and I let that get me down quite a lot and it really affected me but this year rather than focus on the negatives I want to focus on the positives and spend time with people who really make me happy.

6. Get into a regular posting schedule on my blog 

I did quite well at the end of last year with posting on a regular basis and it made me feel really proud of myself so I want to try and keep doing that this year. But I also don’t want it to get me down if I do miss a week or two because of school work because no matter how much I love blogging my school work is still really important.

7. Try new things and learn new skills 

There are so many things I said I wanted to do last year but never got around to doing. I have always wanted to know how to do calligraphy and improve my handwriting so I want to either teach myself or go on a course, little things like that I want to try and achieve this year among other things such as:

  • Go on a Calligraphy Course
  • Go on a Jessops Photography Course
  • Go to a Biscuiteers Icing Class
  • Learn how to do Yoga
  • Take more photos for fun

These things may seem quite simple to some people but for me some of these things will be out of my comfort zone and I need to try and push myself to try new things.

I hope you enjoyed this post with the things I want to achieve this year and maybe it gave you some inspiration for your New Year’s Resolutions?

See you next week with a new post,

EmiMarie x

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Favourite Vlogmas videos of 2016 

Hey Everyone,

For my last post for Blogmas I thought I would do something a little different and more chilled, and share with you my favourite Vlogmas videos I have watched this year on YouTube.
I know Vlogmas is technically over for this year but I love to go back and watch these videos to keep the Christmas feeling going a little bit longer and I thought you might like to as well.

The first persons videos that I have been loving this year is Zoë Sugg aka Zoella – you might have guessed from some of my past blog posts that I am a huge fan of Zoë and her videos and she is a big inspiration for me. I have absolutely loved her Vlogmas videos this year as they never fail to put me in the festive spirit and make me feel all cozy and happy. Her videos are very long so they are ones to watch when you have a big more time to sit down and chill, but they are great none the less.

My favourite vlogs from Zoë so far have been ‘THE CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BEGINS’ or ‘PARTY TIME’

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Lily Pebbles is someone I have been watching on YouTube for a few years now and have been lucky enough to meet her twice and would have to say she is definitely one of my favourite Youtubers as she is so down to earth and I love all of her videos. This year she hasn’t done a Vlogmas where she uploads everyday, she has uploaded when she feels like it and has the time to, which I thought was great. I love the style of Lily’s videos and they always make me feel really relaxed and make me smile.

My favourite vlogs from Lily so far have been ‘I WON AN AWARD!’ or ‘IT’S SNOWING!’

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I have also really been loving TheAnnaEdit – I was also lucky enough to meet Anna earlier this year and she was so lovely and I hope I get the chance to meet her again in the future. Anna has also not stuck to the typical Vlogmas style but has been uploading weekly vlogs with all the days combined which I thought was a really good idea and sometimes I find weekly vlogs easier to watch as each day follows onto the next nicely. Anna also quickly became in of my favourite Youtubers as she is always so smiley and positive and her videos never fail to put me in a good mood.

My favourite weekly vlog from Anna so far has been ‘The Christmas Vlog #2’

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I watch the Sacconejolys vlogs anyway on a daily basis but I love them even more during the Christmas period – they don’t do Vlogmas because they do daily vlogs anyway but I still wanted to include them.
I love seeing how excited Emilia and Eduardo get for Christmas and it makes me so happy knowing they have another little one on the way. One of the things I find so amazing about family vloggers is that, as a viewer, you can watch the children grow up and see how they change and  I find that so lovely and it must be amazing for them to be able to watch back their videos and see how their children have changed. There are so many videos to choose from for these guys so I can’t choose just one but definitely head over to their channel and give their videos a watch, you won’t regret it!

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Finally, Carly Rowena has also been doing Vlogmas this year and I love her vlogs anyway so Christmassy vlogs are even better! Carly is so happy and energetic and her videos always make me feel so motivated to get out and off my but to do something productive. Carly is another person who I was lucky enough to meet this year and she was so lovely and positive and I’m so glad I got the chance to meet her. Plus her dog Steven is too cute, why would you not to want to watch her vlogs?

My favourite vlog from Carly so far has been ‘VLOGMAS 7 & 8 – CRAZY YOUTUBE CHRISTMAS PARTY’

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Everyone’s channels:

Zoe
Lily
Anna
Sacconejoys
Carly

I hope you liked this post and I hope either introduced you to some amazing new people to watch on YouTube or that you share my love for these wonderful people!

Let me know if there are any YouTubers you think I should be watching. 

I hope you liked my first attempt at Blogmas this year! What has your favourite post from me been?

EmiMarie x

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