Thursday, 20 July 2017

♥ My Eight Month Absence/Life Update!

I haven't posted on this blog in nearly eight months. I find that really insane, given I was enjoying it all so much at some point last year... In December, I vowed to take part in 'blogmas' but then life went a little crazy and I just couldn't keep up with it. Here's how my life has changed:

In November of last year I took the plunge and moved out of home. It seemed the most natural thing to do - given I'd only really gone to university because I believed moving out of the toxic environment I had to call my family home seemed like a sane and safe decision. My upbringing and family environment had such a negative impact on my mentality and moving out and living on my own was a decision I made while still at university. I quit drinking and going out in my third year and saved up all my loans so I had a deposit ready and plenty of cash to spend on furniture and setting up my own little life. It all happened very quickly, I rented a cosy little modern maisonette - the first place I'd been to view and even though it's expensive and difficult to maintain when you're a twenty year old gal living on your own, but you can't put a price on happiness, can you?

In early December, a mere four weeks after moving out I popped back 'home' to visit my Mom one afternoon. All I found was a skeletal figure, curled up in bed. She had no idea who she was or what was going on. She was admitted into hospital instantly and stayed there for two months while they begun to determine why she'd lost all sense of reality. It was a hard time, going through the same old routine of my mom being ill, and I lost the ability to come home and blog, I had no money to buy nice new things and I just lost myself a little in the chaos of life with a critically ill parent.

But now I'm finding my feet again and I think I'm ready to come back. Some amazing things have happened over the past few months and it's a shame I never got to document them and share my experiences with you but I'm ready to get back into the swing of things, now. Speak to you soon!

Em x


Wednesday, 7 December 2016

♥ Pixi Glow Tonic Write Up and Review

It was quite a while ago now, that I purchased the Pixi Glow Tonic glycolic toner. I was really really hesitant to spend just shy of twenty quid on a toner when it wasn't even a step in my skin care routine that I was implementing. But, if you've read my blog before I'm sure you've noticed me yap on about my very problematic acne over the past year. Acne was never something I struggled with growing up - or even in my late teenage years - but ever since I hit my twenties I've suffered from the what I would say is the worst acne breakout ever. It's probably not as horrendous as I think, but I've been desperate to try out products that might help and this seemed like the perfect product to kick start a change in my skin...

Monday, 5 December 2016

♥ Liquid Lipstick Collection

Liquid lipstick is probably the most talked about product of the last couple of years. Every brand has launched their own and its no surprise to me, at all. They last all day, don't wear off and it's a no fuss approach to great looking lips all night long... AND they can be used as eyeliner, too. Try it. You all know that last year I went crazy for Kylie Jenner's Kylie Cosmetics launch, and I'm still a huge fan of the line, but there are some liquid lipsticks that I have and never rave about. So here's every last one I own and what I love and loathe about them!

Sunday, 4 December 2016

♥ Kat Von D Update and Review

Back in September, Kat Von D's make up line launched in Debenhams and I posted this little haul to show you the things I picked up. I've used the products countless times now and thought it was about time to do a little review and update on the bits I bought!

Friday, 2 December 2016

♥ Illamasqua Black Friday Mini Haul

Last week we had Black Friday offers galore and it's great to take advantage of offers on makeup when they present themselves because they're not all too frequent. I took the sales as an opportunity to go back to Illamasqua and get some of their products to test out as it's been a few years since I purchased from them and I was looking for a lighter foundation to mix in with the majority of mine that seem seven shades too dark for me right now. I also picked up a palette and a pair of lashes and boy am I pleased with my purchases!

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