Friday, 14 February 2014

New blog

I now write a new blog and you can find it at The British Fashion Notebook over on wordpress. It would mean the world to me if you would go and visit and also follow!

I will be trying to post on here from time to time, but at the moment, I tend to be writing more over on my other blog, but I am sure that I will be back!

Thanks for reading :)

Emma-Lou xxx

Thursday, 19 September 2013

YouTube Debut!

Hey everyone, so I took the plunge and made my first YouTube video! It's a simple upper lash smokey eye, easily a day time look that I love to wear. :)

Please have a watch and let me know if you enjoyed it and if you'd like to see more!

Have a great day!

E-L xo

Oh and don't forget about my other blog, The Diary of a Fashion Intern to keep up to date with my journey into fashion!


Tuesday, 17 September 2013

My other blog!

Hey everyone!

Just a quick update, I know I have not been posting on here recently, or as much as I used to. I have started an internship for an up and coming fashion designer and I have been documenting my journey as an intern here and it would mean the world to me if you would hop on over and have a read and let me know what you think!

Anyway, that's all for now and i'll be updating this page soon!

E-L xo

Monday, 12 August 2013

Review: Lipcote Lipstick Sealer

Finally, I have found my lipstick dream! Throughout the summer I have been wearing bright, bold lipsticks, but unfortunately I don't have much luck with longevity when it comes to lipstick. Until I found this!
Lipcote is packaged in a hand bag sized clear bottle, with a twist cap and fine bristled brush to apply the product. The brush is nice and smooth and so it coats the lips well. 

Lipcote is the beauty world's answer to ever lasting and perfect looking lipstick. I do find that this product has quite a heavy alcohol smell to it, but once it dries, my lipstick does not budge an inch. Careful though, it is quite runny, so a little goes a very long way!

This little beauty has been around in the beauty world for a very long time, and I know that some people don't get on with it too well, but I find that with my red lipstick(which will be appearing in the next post) it works perfectly well and my lipstick never bleeds!

This retails at Boots for around £3.69 or £2.50 on Amazon.

Has anyone used lipstick sealer's before? What do you think of them? 

Lots of love,

Also, I must apologise for my lack of posts due to starting a new job (10 hour days are not fun!). 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

DIY Coffee Scrub!

Today we live in a society that if you don't drink coffee in the  morning how are you supposed to fight off that morning fatigue without it?! However, instead of staining your teeth through the habitual drinking of coffee, why not let your skin absorb the wonderful nutrients instead?
Did you know that your body is capable of absorbing caffeine through the skin? Scientists have researched and say that it can give your body a nice energy boost, maybe not as much as drinking it would, but at least you'd be doing your teeth a favour! 
There are many benefits to coffee, aside from being the go to to wake you up. It can act as a great exfoliant for the skin, lifting away dead skin cells and allowing your skin to glow. 

How to make your own coffee facial scrub:

4tbsp. olive oil
6tbsp. coffee grounds 

Mix the coffee grounds and olive oil  together to form a coarse, mud like mixture.
Now your mixture is ready to use on your face and body!

The coffee grounds will be responsible for exfoliating the skin, whilst the olive oil will keep your skin moisturised and hydrated. After you've scrubbed away the dead skin, wash away with warm water to reveal healthy, beautiful glowing skin that will make every head turn in the street!

Go on, what're you waiting for, get scrubbing!

Lots of love,


Friday, 2 August 2013

French Manicure made EASY!

Now I don't know about you guys, but I always manage to screw up doing my own French manicure with a normal nail polish brush, especially when it comes to using my left hand! But I found this excellent little tool to help me with just that. This nifty little pen by Nailene which allows you to draw on a perfect white line. I know some people have a hard time with this but I found it so easy and it is very pigmented, it recommends two coats but I can get away with using one. The kit does come with a clear top coat but I don't find it to be very good, so I use my own Sally Hansen base and top coat and you can find my review of that product HERE. It makes it last for a good few days, and because it's such a small and mobile product, if you do find yourself with a chip, you can just reapply a thin layer over the top. You can find this product in Boots but you can also find it a lot cheaper on Ebay, which is where I found mine! 

The handy nib shape of the pen makes for easy and precise lines with optimum control of the pen itself and catches the curves of the nail perfectly. 

Using this pen has made it so much quicker to do a self-manicure at home which almost looks like salon-perfect quality! I like that the white is a brilliant white, perfect for the traditional French Manicure. 

Do any of you have trouble applying French tips on your own too?
Also, remember to post your links too as I love finding and reading new blogs!

Lots of love, 
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Monday, 29 July 2013

DIYMONDAY: Orange Juice and Baking Soda Anti-Acne Face Mask!

I think it is safe to say that I LOVE DIY MONDAY because it means I get to share with you guys ways to get beautiful skin that makes you feel confident!

Today's recipe is to help with acne prone skin; it helps to reduce black heads and minimise pores. Sounds like we are on to a winner here! All you need is some ORANGE JUICE and BAKING SODA and 20 minutes for you to relax!

   +    = WIN 

So let's go!


1 tea spoon of fresh ORANGE JUICE

1 table spoon of BAKING SODA

What to do:

  1. Mix 1 tspn of orange juice with 1 tblespn of baking soda until you form a nice paste-like consistency. 
  2. Spread a thin layer over the face and leave for 20 mins. (The paste will dry so try not to talk/laugh/smile as the mask will flake off!) 
  3. After 20 mins, wet hands with warm water and massage the fingers over your face, loosening the mask and buff gently the surface of the skin for deep exfoliation. 
  4. Rinse and then go ahead with your normal moisturiser routine!
Simple as that! Now this is not a long term fix for acne-prone skin. If you suffer with acne, it is worth visiting a dermatologist to find a long term solution to help with acne troubles, however if you suffer with break outs now and then, this is a great treatment to help keep those pesky spots at bay! I would recommend only using this mask once a week. 

Let me know how you get on and leave me your links in the description box for any home-made remedies you have on your blog. I would love to read them!

Lots of love as always,

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