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Hey I'm Emz and if you must know one thing about me it's my ability to ramble about anything. Perhaps this makes me a great blogger, but then again could also make me a crazy person. I like to think it makes me a good candidate for a career in Journalism... which happens to be exactly my dream, HOORAY FOR COINCIDENCES *wink*
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Monday, 25 February 2013

I heart drugstore makeup TAG

Hey guys sorry for not posting but I have been away on a ski trip with school and only just got back a few days ago so I have been busy with school work and catching up on my energy levels! I had an awesome time though and have many bruises to prove just how much exercise we did :) I even got an award for the most out-of-control jump named the 'Eddie the Eagle' award from the teachers! I am proud to say that after going on two ski trips I now know how to properly ski and can 'carve' (hands up if you know that ski term ;)) as well as land the majority of jumps and ski confidently down black runs even with moguls and also off-piste! :D I had an amazing time but sorry if I was a little neglecting, however I was in Austria so I'm sure you can let me off...

So my most recent video is the 'I heart drugstore makeup TAG' which went up yesterday and here are my photos for this blog post. If you want to find out more then just go and watch my video and subscribe :)

Do go and check out my channel and I will see you soon!

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Review: Maybelline Colour Tattoo

Hey guys, I know that this is a relatively 'old' product but I recently purchased it and it featured in my last video so I thought I would just chat about what I think about the Maybelliene 24 hour Colour Tattoo eye shadows  They are a cream gel based formula and so stay on for a lengthy amount of time indeed! 

I bought mine in 'Eternal Gold' as I often use gold or silver on my eyes along with a brighter colour in my corner and crease and the gold shadow I currently use is running out. I have seen a lot about these shadows and wanted to test one out for myself. I know I'll definitely get a lot of use out of this shade. It comes in seven different colours and I would love to try the 'Turquoise forever' shadow as it looks so bright and amazing!
I only bought it a couple of weeks ago and already I have used it on several occassions including in a makeup tutorial video I have done on my YouTube channel! :D 
So far I love the fact that it is a cream gel, a consistency I never thought I would get on with, but it isn't too thick and slides on pretty easily although you do have to use your fingers, a brush is a no-go area with this. It looks like I have used barely any of the shadow which I love as it means it will last a very long time for me. I think the price was around £4 which I don't think is too bad for the amount you get and the staying power is fantastic! When using powder-based shadows I find they wear away far easier and by the end of the day it all seems to have collected in the creases of my eyes (I have quite oily eye lids) whereas this cream didn't appear to do so as much if indeed at all.

The colour pigmentation of this eyeshadow is amazing and apologies for the shocking first photo, my camera just does not do it justice. Especially with powder shadows I find that the colour doesn't look on what it looks like in the palette and so I'm constantly disappointed, however, this definitely looked like it was in the jar and therefore five stars to Maybelline for colour payoff! 
Oh and if anyone wants to know, the colour on my nails in 'Mojito Madness' by Essie :)

  • Good price for quality
  • Excellent pigmentation
  • Great staying power
  • Looks the same on the eye as in the jar
  • Large amount in the jar, lasts a long time
  • Slightly too yellow a gold in my opinion but that's something I can easily get over.
As you can see there are far more positives than negatives. The only other criticism I have is that I would like more colours to choose from but I guess that's something which takes time to formulate and maybe we will be seeing more of these in the future who knows?! Hope you enjoyed that little review and if you don't have a Maybelline Colour Tattoo already then I suggest you run out and buy one, I'm in love with mine :)
See you next time!
Oh and do check out my latest video! Chow :)

Friday, 8 February 2013


HEY GUYS! This is so short it's unreal :') I've been very busy with coursework and working this past week and I went to see LES MISERABLES which was AWESOME! So I haven't had any time for blog posts this week *cries* :( I'm out all tomorrow as well so I should be filming a new video Sunday and taking some photos for posts so you can look forward to those.
Here are my last two videos for my channel, enjoy!

and my Blog swap video which links to my blog swap post :)


Sunday, 3 February 2013

Blog Swap Prezzies!

So I received my blog swap presents in the post yesterday from the lovely Chelsea at chelsschapman.blogspot.co.uk :D I was SO excited when I saw the box and I couldn't wait to open it! I have to admit I was immensely shocked when I saw what was inside as there was SO MUCH stuff! Seriously, Chels deserves an award just for managing to fit that amount of products within our spending limit! Anyway, on to what was inside...


In this photo I have a 'When the Clock Strikes Midnight' eyeshadow palette, A Rimmel lipstick in shade 'Honey Honey' and some Ted Baker eyeshadow.

The lipstick in shade 'Honey Honey'. It's very different to the colour I would usuaually go for so I'm excited to wear it out!

This was the inside of the palette which I think is so cute! There was a brush but I took it out to take photograph :) I did some swatches also, the colours below from left to right are; Nightshade, Thicket, Falsehood, Enchanted Oak and Coppice.

Below are the nail varnishes I received, from left to right, number 7's 'Devils Delight', Essie's 'Orange, it's obvious' (LOVE this one) and Number 7's 'Hot to trot' 

I told Chels that my favourite colour at the moment is orange and she certainly listened! Not only did she get me an orange nail varnish that I adore already, but she also purchased an 'orange and cinnamon' shower gel which I used yesterday in the bath and smells DIVINE! :') The other bath goodies I received were a soap (not sure where from) that smells sweet and so lovely and a bath bomb which I think looks like a sandcastle/lego piece :')

Finally, I had a face mask which I used this morning actually and has made my skin feel great and 'Loving Words' by Impulse which I didn't have but my friend sprayed me with at school on Friday and I loved the smell of it then!

So as you can see I received a LOT of things from Chelsea and I'm really grateful for her choices :') Thank you so much Chels and I hope you enjoy what I got you! Go to her blog to see what my present to her was :)
One final thing, I actually opened this up on camera so that I could post it as a video to my YouTube channel that will be uploaded later in the week and you can see my reaction as I open it up! Please go and check it out and I will link it when I've posted it :)