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My July Favourites 2017

This month has been a great one for favourites so lets get straight into it and have a look at July’s Favourites.
I’ve been testing out this Garnier Nourishing Botanical Toner Honey Flower for a review that I did for the Really Ree site. I always find that it’s best to use these types of product in combination with another to cleanse fully but for me I found this was quick and easy to use.  It doesn’t smell and it’s also really light on the skin, so light in fact that it just feel like water. I’ve been using it non stop since  I got it.
My husband bought the Jo Malone Nectarine Blossom and Honey fragrance for my birthday and I’ve been wearing it ever since. It’s light, delicate and fruity. Perfect for Summer and theres no way it could miss out on a place in my favourites.
I’m a big fan of Youtubers so when Louise Pentland came out with a number 1 best selling book Wilde like Me, I couldn’t just pass me by so I bought it so see what all the fuss was about. I actually loved it and although I usually love to read books really quickly, I saved this one for the evenings just before bed to wind down to instead of reading my phone. I have to buy more because it’s something I’ve really enjoyed as well as the story.
The L’oreal Colour Riche polishes are pretty lovely. With their gorgeous textured bottle through to the colour that really lasts on the nail. This one in Rue Cremieux in a muted pink will go with any outfit and add that extra feminine touch.
Charlotte Tilbury is really smashing it at the moment and this new Beauty Glow palette is something that I’ve been enjoying using quite a lot. The seven products are numbered so it’s easy to use and the blend beautifully. I really love the highlighter and the centre blush too as they’re so pretty.
Have you got any of these products and love them as much as me or maybe you’re thinking of picking one or more of them up? Let me know in the comments below.
Happy Shopping!


Birthday Wishlist!

Birthday Wishlist
My birthday is coming up really soon and there are so many things that I love at the moment. I thought I would pop together some items/ ideas that I would love to receive for my birthday.
1. First up is this gorgeous Vivienne Westwood necklace. I’ve had the orb earrings for a while and I constantly wear them so I’d love to have the necklace too. They just go with everything and really make an outfit look more stylish.
2. I’ve been travelling quite a bit recently, my little suitcase that I’ve had since university has seen better days. I love the Ted Baker suitcases, they’re always so pretty and this black one is super cute. I also love the some of the suitcases from River Island too.
3. I’m a huge fan of bees, I especially love Alex Monroe bee necklace my husband gave me for my 30th birthday so it’s super special to me. This Olivia Burton bee bracelet is a really great match for the necklace. Anything bee related is a winner for me.
4. I’m a big fan of Jo Malone fragrances and the perfume that I am loving at the moment is Nectarine Blossom and Honey. It’s such a summery fragrance and is supposed to remind you of Covent Garden early in the morning. Covent Garden is one of my favourite places to go in London so this is perfect.
5. One of my favourite shops at the moment is Joules as they have so many amazing designs and prints. It’s right up my street especially this gorgeous Julia Pleated Jersey dress. The fabric is super soft, and will definitely keep me cool in the warmer English weather.
6. As I’ve said before anything with a bee on is a winner in my book and I’ve loved these intricate Olivia Burton Bee watches since they originally came out. It would take pride of place on my wrist and would make every outfit look amazing.
7. My current computer is quite old and some of the buttons occasionally don’t work so I’m well in need of a new computer. My ideal would be an iPad/ iPad pro or a Mac Book Pro as they’re so easy to use.
Are you loving any of these pieces. Tweet me and let me know.
Happy shopping!

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What I got for Christmas 2016!

img_4384 img_4386 So these items are a few from my mum that  love. I’ve been going on about the Stella McCartney Pop fragrance and I actually ended up buying it for my mum too. Great mind! The DKNY perfume is one of my all time favourites and so i was very happy to get this. And my mum knows me well as a pretty lipstick and nail polish is very me. img_4396 Next are a few cute presents from my sister in law. I was really spoilt by her as they are all from Ted Baker. The smaller items are firstly a gorgeous deep red lippie and nail polish set. I’m really looking forward to saving these for a special occasion to wear them as it’s a really gorgeous colour and will really add to an outfit. Things that I really love is a fab hand cream and nail file so these ones are perfect. The print is so cute too. Lastly is this fab checkered Ted Baker shopper and I love these bags as they’re so useful especially in the summer so this one will be getting a lot of use. img_4387 My in-laws really spoilt me this year too and I thought that I would just choose a selection of the things. They know that I’m a blogger so when I opened this little E plate my first thought was, ooo this is very instagram-able. The gold is so pretty. I have Thomas Sabo bracelet, and so a little tortoise charm was perfect to remind me of my recent holiday to Mexico. It’s so cute. I also received a little Cath Kidston Lip butter and hand cream set. So pretty! img_4400 My dad and sister bought me a coat from Warehouse that I asked for. I love the mottled blue and black effect that it has and it’s really warm. It also goes really well with the faux fur snood I got from my aunty. I received a little Michael Kors card holder too as I never have enough room for wallets or purses in evening bags so I really needed something cute for them to go in.  I really love this. img_4390   Lastly I received a few amazing gifts from my husband. We actually almost bought each other similar things too which is strange. First up is this candle from Neom. I’ve been after one of these for so long as it smells incredible. I can’t wait to start burning it. Next up is this a fragrance I adore from Jo Malone. Peony and Blush Suede is such a pretty floral fragrance. Every time I go past my local shop I always pop in and smell it. I always use them up so fast though as I love the JM fragrances so much. I’m saving this one a little more though. I’d seen this cute little E key ring in Accessorize recently, I always loose my keys so it was so cool to get this. Perfect! My big present from my husband this year was this super cute black Michael Kors evening bag.  I’ve been to a few events recently and had to borrow a friends black bag to go with my outfit so my husband chose a stunning one for future events. It’s made of saffiano leather which means it’s really durable and doesn’t scratch easily.  It has space for a few cards, a bit of make up and my phone. What more could a girl need. What did you get for christmas? Let me know in the comments below. Happy


Christmas Wish List!

christmas-wish-list   I’ve written a few gift guides now but I thought that I would collate some of the things that I’m hoping to see under the Christmas tree in a wish list. The first is an amazing scent from Jo Malone. Every time I go into the shop I find another fragrance I love, they just have so many scents and they all layer so well too. My favourites at the moment are Wood Sage and Sea Salt, Mimosa and Cardamon, Peony and Blush Suede , Blue Agave and Cacao and Velvet Rose and Oud. So yummy smelling! I love Kate Spade and I love the collections that she brings out. The most recent is this gorgeous bunny rabbit set and this phone case with bunny ears with the quote “I’m all ears”. is the cutest. It’s relatively inexpensive and would be fab for a stocking filler. Next up is this amazing smart watch from Guess. This phone does so much. I’m really into running and fitness at the moment and it has a fitness tracker, you can also connect your phone so you can get your emails and texts on your watch which comes in very handy if your at work and also on a run. It also does so much more too. The watch itself looks amazing too. This Karen Millen jacket is so cool. The shade of red is beautiful and is a military design not overly so it’s so stylish. It’s warm and would look great with most of the clothes in my wardrobe for this time of year. Health and Fitness is on my mind quite a lot of the time and so the Apple watch is a perfect addition. It works in much the same way as the Guess watch as it’s great for tracking your steps, health and fitness, keeps your messages and emails are at your finger tips, and it has much more besides. It also looks amazing too. You can’t have too much make up and this Dolce Vita palette from Charlotte Tilbury is one that I’ve had my eye on for quite some time. The brown and glitter colours of the palette are quite something. They’re easy to wear, they blend delicately and the main glitter shade can be packed on to the eye lid for an ultra festive look. Perfect! I saw this pretty and delicate Rose Gold Organic ring from Accessorise recently in store. It reminds me of the Monika Vinader River ring . It’s so stylish and sits beautifully on the hand with a twinkle. It also is great for stacking rings too, a trend that is becoming bigger in the past few years. Finally a Neom candle, a brand that Kate, Duchess of Cambridge herself has. This specific candle is Pine, Myrrh and Lime and smells devine and so do all of the candles especially the Christmas collection. One of my other favourite candles is Maroccan Blush Rose, Lime and Black Pepper. It actually smells of Turkish Delight, a smell that is so yummy. What is on your Christmas Wish List? Let me now in the comments below. Happy Shopping!


Ladies Christmas Perfume Guide!

perfumes-for-ladies Some of my favourite pressies to get at Christmas are fragrances but they can also be some of the hardest things to buy if your lady is specific about what she smells like. I thought that I would tell you about some of my favourites and maybe it will give you a bit of inspiration. 1. I remember loving the original Poison scent as a little girl and thinking that it was what a perfume should really smell like, with it’s identifiable strong but addictive smell. Dior recently brought out Poison Girl, which is an updated slightly younger scent and I was equally obsessed straight away. With it’s simplistic notes of mouthwatering bitter orange, mid notes of grass rose and finally base notes of Venezuelan Tonka Bean it’s one fragrance that has to be smelt to be believed. 2. My Burberry by Burberry is one of my favourite winter fragrances. I loved the meaning behind the bottle with the huge button from the iconic rain jackets as the lid and the scent essentially bottling an english garden in the rain. The fragrance is so warm and musky and perfectly prepared so when they updated the fragrance this season I had to have a sniff. My Burberry Black has top notes of a sun-drenched jasmine flower, the heart notes are of the signature rose but candied with sweet twist and it settles to release peach nectar. The base notes are of beautiful amber and patchouli. Every lady would love this sitting under the tree. 3. If you’ve been reading Emily Hearts for a while now, you’ll know that I’m a big fan of Modern Muse Red so when Modern Muse Nuit by Estee Lauder was released this year I was a little sceptical. Could a fragrance ever smell more beautiful than that of MM Red? It really does smell gorgeous, more seductive, so alluring and very deeper and dark. The midnight blue and gold bottle lures you in for the top notes of mandarin and blackberry buds, which settles to bring out the floral heart of blue camomile and beautiful jasmine. This subtly brings base notes of sandalwood, patchouli, tonga bean, vanilla, amber and finally musk. It’s perfect! 4. If Stella McCartney fragrances aren’t normally your thing, you might well love this one. Pop by Stella McCartney is intricate, bright with woody but floral textures. It smells very contemporary and makes me very positive every time I smell it. The fragrance starts with the subtlety of tomato leaves, violet leaves, and green mandarin which then moves onto heart notes of violet, tuberose, and plumeria which I love. It has lasting base notes of sandalwood, cedarwood, and musk. It’s just gorgeous. 5. I always tried to keep away from Jo Malone fragrances because I knew that if I gave in I would love all of their fragrances. This is certainly the case and Cardamon and Momosa is my trusty favourites which everyone is sure to love. This one is another oriental floral scent with honeyed, golden mimosa that sings above the spiciness of the cardamon. Along with this are notes of creamy tonga bean, smooth sandalwood and last but not least Damask Rose settles in as the base notes. It’s mesmerising and this fragrance would be perfect for anyone that loves their scents. What fragrances do you love at the moment and which ones will you be putting under someones tree? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Shopping!


Sunday Instagram round up!

screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-21-12-59 screen-shot-2016-11-20-at-21-12-40   Starting from the bottom right hand corner, I’ve been loving the new Stabucks Gingerbread Latte’s with Soya Milk. They’re super yummy although I can’t be drink many of them, they are nice to warm you up in this cold weather. Mac recently brought out their Nutcracker collection. It’s one of my favourite ballets along with Romeo and Juliet so I love the music which they always have on.  The make up is beautiful and the nutcrackers themselves and packaging are is this awesome pink and plum colours. The actually products are pretty cool too and there are quite a few gems in this collection. You know I always love a good quote so this one seemed a positive vibe to think about. The weather has finally started to get colder and so some of the products that have been keeping me cozy are this fab Phase Eight scarf, the fab ankle boots are from Office, the Jo Malone perfume is the the Blue Agave and Cacao. The black top underneath is from New Look and the lippie is from Chanel. Perfect. I’m sure I’ll be writing a post about this soon enough. My October favourites post is up on the Emily Hearts so go and check it out. You all know how much I love The Den in Colchester andI’m always here at least once throughout the weekend. They had lemon cupcakes today and it’s all vegan. Super cool! Just over the road is the cutest of flower shops called Dily’s and they had a lot of Christmas plants and trees out. Just so cute. I went along to my favourite shops Fenwicks to try on a few dresses for a wedding that I’m going to this week. Left it a little late but I found this fab bright blue Phase Eight dress and it looks amazing on. It might have to find it’s way into my wardrobe for the winter months. Finally I had to take a pic of the Christmas Collection from Jo Malone. It’s beautiful especially with the masquerade pattern. Perfect. What have you been loving this week and what’s been on your Instagram this week? Happy Sunday!      


October Favourites!

 October Favourites


img_4212 Hourglass Ambient Lighting palette I bought this at a recent blogger event with Really Ree and I’ve loved using it every since I bought it. I use mainly two of the powders, dim light which is a really subtle that gives a light colour but mainly makes your skin look incredible. The other powder that I’ve been using a lot is Incandescent light, a shade that is very much a highlighter and it’s gorgeous. img_4216 Jo Malone Blue Agave and Cacao Fragrance My holiday in Mexico seems like so long ago now, it’s actually only 5 weeks ago that we got back. This fragrance brings back so many memories even though I only picked it up on the plane home. I’ve actually mention this fragrance to the lovely ladies in Jo Malone and they’ve said that it’s now been discontinued which is such a shame as it’s gorgeous. If you can get your hands on any still left in the shop, I’d buy as much as possible. img_4219 Sunkissed Bronze Professional Self -Tan Mousse I came back to work with this self tan sitting on my desk and although I waited a little while before using it, (I was in denial about my tan fading). I now use this around once a week and it really does the job of topping up the colour and giving you a healthy glow. If you haven’t tried this, you really should. img_4214 Clarins Mascara Supra Volume I’ve been using this mascara ever since I was sent this from Clarins and I really love it. My lashes look amazing when I’ve used it as they are just so long and have such a lot of volume. You have to give this a go if you haven’t already. img_4207 Clarins Instant Light Natural Lip Perfector in 08 Plum Shimmer The Clarins Instat Natural lip perfectors are one of the gems of Clarins. They are gorgeous and and they have a great colour pay off. Plum is is a really deep berry colour and it really makes me feel like I’ve made an effort when I wear it. img_4208 Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Liquid Lip Colour – 104 Amoureux The Chanel Rouge Allure Ink Matte Lip colour in Amoureux  is a beautiful pink nude. I love to wear this for everyday looks and although I like a matte lip products, i also love to add a little gloss to the centre of the bottom lip for a more friendly feel. It a combination that I’ve been wearing all month long and I can’t wait to wear it more. img_4204 Blistex Relief Creme The weather change has meant that my lips have really begun to suffer so Blistex has been a bit of a saviour this month. I love this product even though I’m not keen the application of this product just I don’t like to get my hands into my products.  I can overlook this when it sorts out my badly chapped lips so quickly and keeps them feeling silky smooth every time I wear it. What have you been loving this month and do you love any of these products? Let me know in the comments below or on twitter. Happy Shopping!


Jo Malone Blue Agave and Cacao

img_3977 img_3981 I recently went to Mexico, an amazing place for a holiday for anyone that is planning on going. When I was waiting for our flight home and milling around the shops in the airport, I came across a Jo Malone stand. Jo Malone often make limited fragrances specifically for events of interest or for each country it gets brought to and when I came across this beautiful fragrance called Blue Agave and Cocoa I was intrigued. The fragrance uses two of the main products of Mexico as it’s juice of a blue Agave plant that is made into Tequila. The Blue Agave is the heart of the scent giving it an exotic floral notes. The second  product is that of Cocao which is the pure version of chocolate. It gives the scent a kick of bitterness with settles to a lovely warmth. Along with these two ingredients, the top notes of Key Lime and Sea Salt gives a revitalising yet fruity side. When I smelt it I did a little dance because it smells amazing and I had to buy it straight away. Such a brilliant way to have memories of a truly beautiful place. Let me know if you have been to the Jo Malone counter in Mexico and smelt this yourself in the comments below. Happy shopping!

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April Favourites!

AprilFavourites Peanut butter. So this one is a little bit of a strange one but you’ll see why in a sec. I used to really dislike peanut butter and particularly used to hate it when my husband used to have it on toast. I started using peanut butter in Deliciously Ella recipes and strangely have come around to using it and I come up with the strangest concoctions sometimes too. An interesting one is Avocado and peanut butter roles. They really shouldn’t be good but they really. So I really couldn’t go through another month without putting it in. peanutbutter Jo Malone – Mimosa and Cardamon fragrance I bought this Jo Malone Fragrance with a voucher I got from them as it’s one that I’d smelt and loved straight away. It came a few weeks ago and it hasn’t been off me.  It’s such a beautiful scent for the Spring/Summer season and it makes me so happy to wear it too. Jomalone Seventeen eye shadow I’ve recently started to get back into using the Seventeen eye shadow in Rose Quartz. It’s very similar to the Laura Mercier eye creams. It’s so pretty and so easy to wear too. eye-shadow   Clarins – Instant Concealer My Estee Lauder concealer recently finished so I picked this little tude of concealer in 01. It’s a really great colour match and I just pop on a tiny touch of concealer on the back of my hand and use a make up brush to pop it onto my face. I use it around my eyes and you can barely tell that your wearing anything. It’s a fab concealer and I can’t wait to get more wear out of it. concealer   Mandara Spa – hand cream in shea and coconut I get quite badly chaped hands in the colder months and so I always love to look for a great hand cream. I started to use this one. I might have had this in a favourites post before but it’s such a great hand cream that I couldn’t resist putting it in again. It gives really soft hands and handcream   Benefit christmas cheek powders I’ve had this little set for quite a few months. I think I bought this a few months after christmas 2015. I’ve used this on and off. I really love Sugarbomb and as you can see it’s got quite a lot of  use. I’ve started to use other powders though such as the BellaBamba, and the Rockateur and really liking the outcome. cheekpowder   Have you liked or used any of the products that are in the post? and what have you been liking this month? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Shopping!