Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Wednesday Wishlist: In Love With Fashion


In a serious mood for shopping today and I have been lusting after lots of things on the In Love With Fashion website recently. 

These are some of my favourite pieces:

In Vogue We Trust Tshirts £18 / €22.93
Love Red Bow Skirt - £28 / €35.67
Love Fuschia Chiffon Maxi Skirt - £28 / €35.67
ILWF Black Gold Stud High Top Trainers - £34 / €43.32
ILWF Black Studded Ankle Boot - £40 / €50.96
Love Cream Oversized Jumper with Oxblood Heart - £40 / €50.96
Love Beige Chunky Knit Jumper - £34 / €43.32

They also offer a 15% discount to students, bargain :)

And while your there why not make your own wishlist of your favourite pieces and enter the e-tail webstores competition. They are giving away £200 to spend at In Love With Fashion!! You can find out more about the competition here. I know what I'd buy if I won ;)

Love Emma,

Friday, March 8, 2013

Lookbook Loves: Army Girl

A trend that has been around for a while that I am loving lately is the Khaki Green / Army inspired / Camouflage trend. I love the way it can change an outfit completely. If you have a girly dress on and put a camouflage jacket over it there is such a difference. I especially love it with studs. These are some of my favourite looks from of girls that are rocking the camouflage trend!

Studded Ombre by Kookie B
Camouflage by Aneta M
London Fashion Week Day 4 by Kavita D

Camouflage & Leather Details by Nicoletta Reggio

Vintage Camouflage Jacket, Pretty Polly Tights, Jeffrey Campbell Boots
Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken by Ciara O Doherty
Camouflage Mood by Zina C
Camouflage by Daniela Ramirez
Wild Desire by Jessica Yocum
Camouflage by Angela R.
Which is your favourite look? Have you invested in any army inspired pieces?

Love Emma

Saturday, March 2, 2013

New In: Hairdryer and GHD Brushes

Happy Saturday everyone! I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend so far.
I was in Dublin during the week and decided to visit The Style Club salon because I had a voucher for it and I bought loads of new stuff for my hair which is having regular bad hair days at the moment. I bought products aswell but I'll write a post about them after I try them out.

The Style Club is a really cool chain of Hair Salons in Dublin. There's a salon situated on South William St., North Earl St. and in the Pavillions, Swords. I didn't have time to get my hair done unfortunately because I was only in Dublin for the day but will definitely be back for a visit. The staff were all really friendly and helpful and the decor of each salon is really cool.

I bought two brushes and a hairdryer because I figured they will last a few years so should be a good investment. I bought the GHD Size 3 Ceramic Vented Radial Brush. This cost €20.90. It's designed for mid length to long hair and is good for blow drying because the ceramic barrel heats up quickly to help speed up your blow dry. I tried it out last night and it definitely works much better than the one i was using previously.

GHD Size 3 Ceramic Vented Radial Brush
GHD Size 3 Ceramic Vented Radial Brush
GHD Size 3 Ceramic Vented Radial Brush
I also bought the GHD Paddle Brush. This cost €23.90. The paddle brush I had been using I've had for a few years now so I decided it was time for an upgrade. I have used this a few times now and I find that it's much more gentle on my hair which is great!

GHD Paddle Brush
GHD Paddle Brush
I also decided to invest in a new hairdryer. This is the hairdryer that they use in The Style Club Salons and it's much better than my old hair dryer which was a Babyliss Ion one. This is called the Turbo Stratos 3800 and it cost €64.50. I had never heard of the brand before but the hair dressers highly recommended it and they wouldn't be using them themselves if they weren't good. I hope! So far I find it much better than my old hair dryer so I think it was a good investment.

Have you any brushes or hair tools that you couldn't live without or would highly recommend?

Love Emma

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Lookbook Loves: Valentines Day

Happy Belated Valentines Day Everyone!! Hope you all had a lovely week. I went out for dinner on Valentines with the boyfriend and then had a nice quiet night in watching a movie and stuffing our faces with popcorn and sweets it was lovely.

Here are some Valentines themed looks that I spotted on Lookbook during the week! Click on each pic to be brought to the look on lookbook.

My Street Valentine by Flavia D

Scribbles by Sheryl L.
Happy Valentines Day by Caroline E.
Romantic Me by Chiara Ferragni
Happy Valentines Day! by Juliett K.
My Birthday & Valentines Day by Alexandra

Oh, to fall in Love by Kryz Uy
Happy Valentines Day Lookbook! by Kavita D

Valentines in South London by Elisabeth Nuttall
Which one is your favourite? Did you have a good valentines?


Saturday, February 9, 2013

NOTD: Sally Hansen - Pat on the Black


I'm actually meant to be writing a report for college at the minute but of course I got distracted and decided to paint my nails instead, and then I liked them so much I decided I had to share pics with all of my lovely followers. Procrastination at it's finest ladies! I only have another 2,500-ish words left to do... fun fun fun!

So apologies for the bad lighting, it's my desk lamp so it isn't the best but you get the idea! And I found you a swatch done by someone in daylight to get another look at it :)

This is a lovely colour, although it's called 'Pat on the BLACK' it's actually purple! It's a dark shade of purple. No idea why it has black in it's name... maybe because it would go nice with black clothes or something?

Sally Hansen Complete Salon Pat on the Black
This much better lit picture is by Mariana, visit her blog here

I put on an extra layer than she has on and it came out much darker but really nice, I love those deep purple colours.

What do you think?

Have you tried any nice nail varnishes lately?


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Recipe: Vanilla Cupcakes

So as one of my New Years resolutions (much too my family, friends & work colleagues joy!) I've decided to do more baking. Unfortunately between work & college I don't have a lot of time to do much but I managed to make some cupcakes yesterday :-)

This recipe made 16 cupcakes that lasted a day in my house thanks to my siblings & the girls coming over for tea that night. I guess I'll just have to make some more!

It's a really easy recipe but there was loads of icing left over so I would recommend doubling the recipe for the cupcakes so you can use all the icing.

Vanilla Cupcakes :
125g softened unsalted butter
125g self-raising flour
125g caster sugar
1/4 tsp bicarbonate of soda
2 large free range eggs
1 1/2 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C & line your cupcake tins.
  2. Cream the butter & sugar together until lighter in colour with a fluffy texture.
  3. Beat the two eggs together in a separate cup/bowl and add half the mixture to your butter & sugar mixture & mix till well combined. Then add in the other half of the egg mixture & mix again until well combined.
  4. Sift the flour with the bicarbonate of soda & add to your mixture, mix on a low speed (to help keep the air/lightness in your mixture) until it's all mixed in.
  5. Add the milk & the vanilla extract, again mix on a low speed until combined.
  6. Spoon the mixture into your cupcake cases & bake for 20-24 mins, until golden brown.

While these are baking you can start the icing :-)

Vanilla Buttercream Icing:
200g unsalted butter
450g sifted icing sugar
2-3 tbsp milk
1/4 tsp vanilla extract

  1. Beat the butter on a medium/high speed till light & fluffy.
  2. Add half the sugar and beat, starting to mix on slow speed & them increasing to a medium/high speed until the mixture is lighter & paler in colour.
  3. Repeat with the remaining sugar, the mixture will be slightly stiffer after.
  4. Reduce your mixer to minimum speed & a tablespoon at a time, beating after each addition, add the milk & vanilla extract.
  5. When the mixture is light and fluffy but spreadable the icing sugar is ready. Add more icing sugar if it's too runny or add more milk if you think it's too stiff.
  6. Stick the icing in the fridge until your cupcakes are cooled & then you can ice the cupcakes.
I also topped mine off with some glittery sprinkles to make them extra girly!

Hope you all have a lovely weekend! & if you've found any nice recipes lately leave the link below, I'd love to see them!


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

New In:

I went shopping, again! Someone please take my laser card off me, I should not be left in charge of it :P

Couldn't resist the temptation of a double student discount on
UNIDAYS has some amazing discounts running at the moment. You can sign up if you are a student & they have loads of great brands on the who they give discounts for. It's soooo handy when shopping online! Definitely recommend signing up for it!

So this time I bought two knitwear pieces,  the weather is really cold lately so I decided some more knits were needed! Certainly won't be wearing shorts any time soon so winter friendly clothes are still being worn!

Both cardigans were on sale (yay!) & they're really nice.

The first is this Lou-Lou Stud Shoulder Knit, it was £38 & I got it for £15 (it's sold out on the site now though!). I got a size 10 because they had no size 8 left so it's a little bit big on me but it's comfy & perfect to wear to work over a pair of skinny jeans or a skirt.

The second cardigan is this Soul Cal Deluxe Cable Cardigan it was £35 & it's now £25. The colour is slightly deceiving though, it's a quiet a dark cream not a bright cream like in the pic.  
I wore it today with skinny jeans, uggs & a big leopard print scarf & it was really warm & cosy. Perfect for this frosty weather. 

Did you buy anything nice lately? 

Love Emma