Monday, 7 October 2013

Autumn Thoughts

I found this on Tumblr HERE

It's been a while hasn't it? How is everyone? Hope you are all well :)

Recently I've been feeling very excited about Autumn and seeing as it is now October it's officially time for a Autumn-ie post so I thought I would write about everything I'm looking forward to this Autumn xxxx

I'm looking forward to: 

  • cooler weather so that I can (finally) wear my jumpers and jeans and boots and coats
  • long walks in the crisp air with leaves crunching under my feet and being wrapped up warm
  • it pouring with rain whilst I'm at home nice and warm and falling asleep to the sound of the rain
  • lots of tea, hot chocolates and coffee in little coffee shops
  • it getting dark early and being able to light candles and turn on fairy lights
  • knitting and making scarves and maybe a jumper
  • Christmas (I know its far to early  and also classed as winter but I'm still really excited)
  • reading lots of books whilst drinking tea
  • going to pick chestnuts and also buying roasted ones from the roadside 
  • going shopping in the evenings when all the street lights are on

Are you looking forward to Autumn? What are you most looking forward to?

Talk to you all soon xxxxx
Emily :)

Saturday, 21 September 2013

My (not so) Little Kitty Cat

Good morning all I hope you are having a superb weekend so far xxx

Today I would like to introduce you to my kitty cat and his name is Oliver. I think he is around 13 but don't quote me on that!! I've chosen two quite silly pictures of him but I think they just about sum him up haha xxx

My mom actually took the first one of him and it purely coincidence that he stuck his tongue out when she took it and I took the second one when I found him like that and thought he looked so silly that i had to capture it on camera. I love him to absolute pieces.

We got him when he was just a teeny weeny kitten and his mom supposedly abandoned him but it more than likely that she went hunting or something and he was an absolute mental kitten; we were so close to taking him back but luckily we didn't because he's so lovely!!!!

Do you have any pets? if so please link me to a picture or a blog post about them because I'm very nosey!!! :)

That's all for now talk to you soon,
Lots of love from Emily xxxxxx 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

What I Wore Today

Hello lovelies, so today it is my younger brother's birthday and him and his friends went for some pizza. Me and my dad also went for pizza mainly to pay their bill at the end but we sat on a table on the other end of the restaurant .

Dress - Springfield
Shoes & Socks - Topshop

 I thought I would share with you what I wore to lunch today because I really liked my outfit today and it's the first time I've worn my red shoes and they are just soo gorgeous!!! 

These shoes are my favourite thing in the whole entire world, I adore them. I seem to remember having some exactly like this when I was around 5 as I've seen them in photo albums so when I saw them I knew I had to have them.

Please excuse my expression in the first picture I'm not sure why it looks so strange haha!!!

Speak to you soon xxxxx
Emily <3

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

I Capture The Castle Book Review

So I just finished reading this last night and I just had to review it!!!

I'm going to try and do a no spoilers review in case any of you want to read it :)

The book was written by Dodie Smith (she wrote 101 Dalmatians bet you didn't know that!) and was actually published in 1949 so it's been around for a while but it is very accessible and is written so beautifully that you find yourself longing to live in the novel.

The book starts off with "I write this sitting in the kitten sink. That is, my feet are in it". It is written in diary form by a girl called Cassandra (how I wish I was her) and she lives in a castle with her older sister, her father and her step mother. But this castle is absolutely run down and they have their father to thank for that; he wrote a very successful book and bought the castle with his earnings but then never wrote again leaving the family in cold and uncomfortable conditions. 

Throughout the book Cassandra goes about capturing everyone and everything (hence I capture the castle) making it very descriptive and a pleasure to read. I absolutely loved it mostly because the characters are so well written and interesting and I loved each and every one of them and I didn't want it to end.

I don't want to give too much away so I will leave it at that but I would definitely recommend having a read because it just might be my favourite book.

A Little Blog Makeover

Hello lovelies I hope you are all doing well :)

As you have probably seen from the title, my blog has had a bit of a makeover and I absolutely adore it; I felt that the template I was using before was very busy and overcrowded and I prefer this more simple look and it's also a more relaxed looking blog.

I hope you like the more relaxed look because I certainly do!!! Let me know what you think in the comments if you do xxx

Bye for now,
Emily xxxxx

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Sparkly Nails

Hello lovelies I hope you have all had a fab weekend xxx

Today I'm here to show you all this sparkly nail polish from Revlon. It is in the shade 340 stunning (that's the shade name although it is absolutely stunning Revlon I agree with you!!). It is a clear top coat with tiny silver shimmery bits and larger glitter chunks that sparkle wonderfully in the sunshine.

I bought it last Christmas because I found that I (surprisingly!) did not own a glitter nail polish and wanted to get into the Christmasy spirit of things. So after much longing for one my Mom bought it and we have agreed to share it.

There are many ways that you can wear sparkly nail polish you can wear it over another nail polish, do a sparkly french manicure, paint your ring finger glittery or just use the glitter on its own. When you just use the top coat you have to apply multiple layers until you get your desired glitteryness (wow I have over used the word glitter in this post I am very sorry)
I've done a big ol' close up for you so you can hopefully see what I mean about the small and large chunks of glitter. I think it is a really subtle look but when your hands catch the sunshine it looks "stunning".

I really like the quality of this Revlon nail polish and I really want to try some more (I've got my eye on a beautiful, cornflower blue shade)

Have you tried any of the Revlon nail varnishes? What colours do you recommend?

Thanks for reading and I'll talk to you soon :)

Lots of love, 
Emily xxxxxx

Friday, 6 September 2013

Liebster Award

Hello darlings I bring exciting news; I've been nominated for a Liebster Award by the lovely Allthingsglitterandbeauty so thank you so much for nominating me xxxx

So here are the rules:

1. You must link back to the person that nominated you for the award
2. You must answer the 11 Liebster questions given to you by the nominee before you
3. You then pick 11 bloggers with under 200 followers to be nominated for the award
4. You must then come up with 11 questions to ask your nominees
5. Finally you must go to their blogs and notify them that they have been nominated

So here are the 11 questions I was asked:

1. What is your favourite foundation? Hmm this is tricky but I'm going to go with the Clarins Skin Illusion mineral power.
2. Heels or flats? Definitely flats.
3. If you could live anywhere on earth, where would it be? I like the look of Canada but I'd love to have a little house in England so either of the two.
4. Nude or bright lips? Mostly a nude lip.
5. If you were on a desert island, what 3 items would you want with you? I would want to take my iPod, a big umbrella cause I get really grumpy when I'm overheated and some icecream. (I wouldn't take makeup cause no-one would see me)
6. Do you speak any other languages? Yes I do, I speak Spanish.
7. Straight or curled hair? Ooh I'd go for curled.
8. What is your biggest pet peeve? I don't really have one but it would be people being mean and horrible.
9. Countryside or city? Countryside.
10. Favourite accessory? I adore bags.
11. What is your favourite Halloween costume? A black cat.

And now my 11 questions:

1. What is your favourite make-up brand?
2. Ice cream or ice lolly (Popsicle for my american readers)?
3. What would your perfect holiday be?
4. Bath or shower?
5. Any bad habits ie. biting your nails?
6. Do you have any pets?
7. What's your favourite book? (If you don't read I'll let you choose a film)
8. Ever broken a bone?
9. What would your dream job be?
10. Lipstick or gloss?
11. Choose 1 item you could not live without?

Alrighty those are my questions for my nominees and do you want to know who I've nominated? Well here they are:

HC love
Rambles of Katie
Little Miss Fashion
Introducing Lexi
The minted beauty
berry crumble

Thank you for reading and again thank you so much for nominating me All things Glitter and Beauty.

Make sure you check them all out and I hope you all have an awesome weekend and I'll talk to you soon!!

Lots of love, 
Emily xxxxx

Thursday, 5 September 2013

What I'm Loving on Pinterest

Hello all I hope you're well xxx

Today I thought I would share my favourite pins from Pinterest of the week. If you want to check out my profile you can click HERE and you can have a mooch. I'll also leave the links to each pin so you can repin them if you fancy.


shoes t-shirt
This t-shirt is simply the sweetest thing I have ever seen and the "no one else could fill your shoes" is such a nice quote. I actually own a pair of shoes very similar to these and I'm planning on doing a blog post about them very soon so stay tuned.

I actually pinned this from ZARA myself as it is just simply beautiful. I think it will look lovely with bare legs or with tights and a thick jumper. When I next go to a ZARA I will have to try and find it.

sheer polka dot blouse.
I've seen quite a lot of sheer polka dot shirts and I'm on the hunt for one. This one is absolutely gorgeous.


A greenish-grey diamond, just right for moody fall days.
This ring is stunning and I want it so badly!!! It's from an Etsy store (the Etsy profile on Pinterest is one of my favourites) and it is so beautifully made.

by orla kiely
This bag has a very vintage feel to it and would look really sweet with little floral dresses. I actually hadn't realised it is Anthropologie until now and costs a small fortune so I'm not going to let myself get attached to it!!!


Femke Oosterkamp - love the bangs!
I really fancy getting a fringe cut in but I've just grown my hair out from last time I decided to cut my hair short and i don't want to have to wait for it to grow out when i get fed up with it. But this looks lovely.

I think pink hair is really cute and I would love to have mine pink all over but I don't really have the guts to do it. I wish I did though!!

Zoeva Nude Palette It's the price of 2 Mac eye shadows and apparently according to Lilly Pebbles from What I Heart Today it is really good
This palette has everything a neutral lover like me could ask for. It's definitely going to be going on my Christmas wishlist this year.


6 all-natural beauty scrubs to try | Clementine Daily
This is actually from clementine daily (I'll link it HERE) and I thought it is really interesting so definitely go check that out.

DIY Orange Candles. Just add olive oil and light.
Natural candles made from Oranges. These are really cool and I must try doing this as I've thrown orange peel on an open fire before and the smell was glorious!!!

Wow that's quite long so I will stop now as I could go on forever but if you want to see more of my pins feel free to visit my Pinterest page HERE.

Thanks for reading lovlies and comment below if you have a Pinterest and link me to it as I'm always looking for new boards to follow.

Lots of love,
Emily xxxx

Monday, 2 September 2013

I'm Such a Stationery Lover

Hello lovelies I hope you are all well xxx

Today I'm back with a post full of cute stationery. I am a stationery addict. I cannot get enough stationery so going back to school is one of my favourite times of the year because I get to buy loads of new stationery (so sad I know!)

Above I have got a red and white polka dot folder from Cath Kidston. Also from Cath I have a red pensil case with a really pretty floral print and by far my favourite thing ever is my geometry set as even the rulers and angle measurers are floral print!!!! I have left the link HERE it so you can have a good look at the insides xx My mint notebook with a red floral print on it is from The Works which is a seconds store and it is the perfect size to just throw in your bag and take down a few important notes in class.

Next I have all my "pink" stationery. I have a bright pink calculator which I got on Amazon as I'm doing A-Level maths so having a pretty calculator is essential!!! The green floral notebook with the little pen was given to me by some friends when we went over to stay with them during summer and it is my blogging notebook where I write down all my ideas. I got the little ice cream van notebook from the children's section in Wilkinson's (I usually find the best stationery in the kid's section) and it was just so cute I couldn't leave it behind... And finally I got my school diary from The Works too and it's really useful to just jot down homework and they usually give you one in school but they aren't very nice and this one has all kind of vintage prints on the front and it was only a couple of pounds so, it would have been rude not to buy it.

I hope I'm not the only one who is obsessed with stationery so if you are let me know and we can have a stationery fan club (what am I on about??!!) xx

Anyways, thanks for reading and thank you for your lovely comments on my last post they really made my day xxx
Until next time, Emily xxxx 

Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Simple Summer Makeup

 Hello all hope your doing well xxxx

When the weather is really hot I can hardly bear putting makeup on so I tend to keep it very simple and very light. I thought I would share some of my favourite summer makeup products which won't leave your skin feeling cakey or uncomfortable.


No7 Essentially Natural Founation is £9.95 and I have it in the shade Warm beige. This is a lovely light foundation with fairly good coverage (I personally do not like the high coverage look so this product is perfect) This foundation is apparently a dupe for the Dior BB cream not that I would know as I have never tried the Dior one! It comes in 12 shades which is quite a few compared to others of a similar price range. 
Bourjois Bronzing Primer is £9.99 and I usually use this as a tinted moisturizer when I don't want to wear any makeup but feel my skin needs a little colour. It is a really nice mousse like consistency and it is so soft on the skin. It is meant to be worn under your foundation to give a natural glow I have found that you can also use on top of your foundation as a normal bronzer. I love this product as I feel it is very versatile and it smell gorgeous.
Soap and Glory Kick Ass Concealer is £10.00 and I have had it for absolutely ages. Concealer is essential and this product has a beige toned concealer to cover blemishes and then a peachy toned one to conceal your under eyes and then a pressed translucent power on top.


Maybelline 24hr Color Tattoo in 35-On and On bronze is £4.99 and these have been raved about in the beauty blogging world so I won't go on about them as you are probably sick of hearing about them all I shall say is I love this shade as it is very natural and easy to wear.
Maybelline The Falsies mascara is £7.99 and is a very good mascara; it curls really well and my lashes don't fall throught the day. I love the shape this mascara gives my lashes. You can either go for a natural look with a few sweeps of the wand or you can load up the product to give a more dramatic look (dramatic is such a cringy word sorry couldn't think of another word!!)


Revlon lip butter in Tutti Frutti is £7.99 and gives a nice light sheen of colour to the lips. It is a coral, orange colour which is very flattering and suits most skin tones. I also have one in Rasberry Pie but that is more of an Autumn shade. This is one of those lipsticks which you can just thrown in your bag and top up on the go with no mirror. I don't think it has any shimmer in it but I could be wrong.
Clinique Chubby Stick in whole lotta honey is £17.00 on Boots but is much cheaper here at home (around £12.00 I think) I was given this lipstick by my mom's best friend Jane and I blame her for my make up addiction, her house is like an Aladdin's cave of beauty products. She gave me this lipstick a couple of years ago and I am now on my third tube of it. It is the perfect "your lips but better" shade. I go off it occasionally and find something else to become obsessed with but then end up going back to it again!

Right that's all lovelies thanks for reading see you soon!!!!!
Lot's of love 
Emily xxxxxxx

My Little Trip to Tarifa

Hello all I hope you are well xxx

Yesterday I went on a trip to Tarifa. For those of you who have no idea what I'm talking about, Tarifa is a town on the south coast of Spain and it is the wind and kite surfing capital of the country. So all the shops are very surfy and you can usually come across some unique pieces in the little boutique style shops. However I (surprising) bought very little; I got some bits and bobs for sailing like a sun proof, water proof stretchy top thingy, some shoes which you usually wear with a wet suit and the cutest little board shorts from Rip Curl. My brother got himself a leopard print Penny Board for his birthday (mom has already hidden that away so your going to have to use your imagination!!)

We then drove from the town to the beach. The beaches are gorgeous there with soft white sand and the whole place has a really lovely chilled out atmosphere. The weather was absolutely perfect there was a light breeze which meant you didn't get hot whilst sunbathing and I spent the afternoon reading my book (I get engrossed in I Capture the Castle I would definitely recommend it) and digging holes with my brother and booby trapping them so people would hopefully fall into them as they walked past.

I adore Tarifa, it is one of my favourite places and luckily it's only a half hour drive from home.

Thanks for reading
Lots of love Emily xxxxxx

Monday, 26 August 2013

A Beautiful Little Yellow Bag

I think the orange lining is a nice touch

The gorgeous little bag  

Hello all I hope you have had a wonderful bank holiday Monday and if you are not from the UK a lovely weekend.

I'm back with a post about this beautiful yellow bag which was recently given to me by my mom. I saw the very bag in a boutique in Cornwall whilst I was on holiday there a few weeks ago and I was going to go back and purchase it but I completely forgot. I regretted not going back for that bag. But when I returned home I saw the exact bag in a little boutique in bright orange and could not have been more thrilled. I was telling the shop owner how I had seen the bag in a perfect yellow colour and it turned out she was going to order in more colours that very day (what are the chances of that?!) and she said she would be delighted to order one in for me. So in the end I got my little dream bag.

The reason why I love it so much is that it goes with just about everything as you just wear it in a clashy kind of way (like leopard print). It is real leather and it is a lovely almost mustardy kind of yellow with a orange felt lining. I think it was £28 which for real leather is not too bad and I know I'm going to get a lot of use out of it.

I have recently been styling it with little summer dresses but i think it would also look just as nice in autumn and winter over a winter coat. 

Thanks for reading and feel free to leave a comment and I'll check out your blog

Lots of love,
Emily xxxxx

Sunday, 25 August 2013

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Just a Little Intro

Hello all I hope you're doing fab, I'm Emily (hence Emily's Little Blog!!) and this is going to be my little space on the internet where I shall write about my passions and basically try and put down everything that's going on in my head.

So do you want to know a little bit about me? Well I live in a small place called Gibraltar which is attached to the south of Spain and I live here with my mom, my dad, my brother and my little kitty cat Oliver. I'm addicted to tumblr and when I'm not aimlessly scrolling through my dashboard I'm watching youtube videos and reading blog posts. I've been reading people's blogs for quite a while now but I have never actually had a blog of my own (until now). 

My favourite blogs are Sprinkle Of Glitter, Zoella, essiebutton, ViviannaDoesMakeup, ghostparties, Charlotte's Web, Here Comes the Sun, What I Heart Today and loads of other wonderful blogs. I'm sure you know them all but if you don't definitely go check them out.

I'm going to be hopefully writing posts on beauty, fashion, music, books, places I've visited and some random ones thrown in there so stick around and we'll see where the wind takes us!!

Lots of love,
Emily xxxxx