2 September 2014

Summer Instagram Update!

Recently I've been really into Instagram, so today I've decided to write a quick update showing a few pics that I've posted this past week. These are just a few of my favourites, have a look at my Instagram (@emilyjaneneal) for more.

  • I visited the Eden Project with my Grandad and my brothers, and I've posted quite a few pictures of the "dinosaurs unleashed" summer feature,  as well as the biomes. I took this waterfall picture in the tropical biome.
  • My brother and I made some gingerbread stars, and the mixture ended up making a lot more than we expected!
  • I got a new dress from MissGuided with a lovely sunflower print. I bought this in the Bank Holiday sale for only £9.99!
  • I've been obsessed with this green nail polish from NailsInc, I'm currently wearing it on my fingers and toes, and I'm also showing off my Wreath Ring that I won from Kuka-Me.
  • I've been loving cute socks this summer, particularly these ones from ASOS.
  • Finally, I've posted a few pics of my new make-up storage, which I blogged about yesterday!

Don't forget to leave me a comment with your username so I can have a look at your Instagram!

Thank-you for reading,

1 September 2014

New Makeup Storage!

Plastic Makeup Organiser Storage

As I'm going to University in less than two weeks, I've been buying a few storage items for my room in halls. I love the look of Muji makeup organisers, and I found a similar one on eBay for only £4.64 with free delivery. I was a bit sceptical about the quality because of the low price, but this is definitely sturdy enough!

This storage container is intended to hold 24 lipsticks, but I don't actually have that many (and if I did, I wouldn't take them all to uni), so I've added my mascaras, lipglosses, lipbalms and a few other products to fill up the spaces. I've also ordered a small set of drawers to store my other makeup products, such as blushes and eyeshadow.

Plastic Makeup Organiser Storage
My mascaras don't fit perfectly, but that's okay because this storage is supposed to be for lipsticks, and mascara tubes can be oddly-shaped.
Plastic Makeup Organiser Storage

I am really happy with this makeup organiser, it will definitely prevent my makeup becoming a jumbled mess when I get to Uni. I have also bought some storage for my stationery, but I'm still waiting for that to arrive, hopefully I get it in time!

Thank-you for reading,

20 August 2014

Coconut Oil Hair Mask by Old Wives Tail

Old Wives Tail Coco Loco Organic Coconut Oil Hair Mask

Hello! I haven't posted in a while because I've been sorting out my University stuff (which seems to be taking forever), and entertaining my little brothers. Anyway, today I'm reviewing a new favourite product of mine, a hair mask from Old Wives Tail. I've mentioned before that I'm really into natural beauty products, so when I was kindly offered a product from Old Wives Tail, an organic hair care company, I couldn't resist. I've read that coconut oil is amazing for skin and hair, so I chose the "Coco Loco Organic Coconut Oil Hair Mask".

Old Wives Tail Coco Loco Organic Coconut Oil Hair Mask

The scent of the mask is quite strong, which I personally like: it has a kind of minty scent that stays in my hair for a few days, which is great because my natural shampoo is actually unscented. Considering the mass of unruly curls that I have to deal with, I was very surprised at how soft my hair was after leaving this in for only an hour! I use it mainly on the ends of hair because they're dry, but it's also a good treatment for your scalp and encourages hair growth, which is another reason to add this to my hair care routine. I also find that I don't need to use conditioner after using this mask, because it makes my hair really soft. Old Wives Tail recommend sleeping with this in your hair, so I'll be doing that twice a week.

The Coco Loco mask is £14.95, which is a great price for a high-quality natural product made with organic ingredients and no parabens, sulfates, additives or chemicals. I am definitely interested in trying out a few more Old Wives Tail products, they don't test on animals and offer free worldwide delivery!

What are your favourite natural beauty products?

Thank-you for reading!

8 August 2014

Zara Girls Outfit / Haul

I read recently that a lot of petite women buy clothes from the 'kids section' of many shops, particularly Zara Girls. I'm a regular size 8, but I'm short so I struggle to find trousers/jeans that fit me, so my wardrobe mainly consists of skirts and dresses. I decided that I wanted to attempt to find trousers that actually fit me, and I am so glad that I ordered from Zara's "Girls" section of their website.

I had a browse through the sale section, because I wanted to order something quite inexpensive to see whether they fit me or not, and boy am I glad I did! I got two pairs of trousers and a t-shirt for only £15.99, and each item is good quality, which I'm really happy about. The sizes go up to age 13-14 which I believe will fit a size 10, because the items I ordered were age 11-12 and fit me perfectly.

5 August 2014

Organising My Clothes...

Hello! Yesterday I decided to actually organise my wardrobe and drawers, and I'm so glad I did! I now know exactly where everything is, and it'll make it a lot easier to choose what I'm going to take to university in September. I just hope I can keep it this way...

4 August 2014

Luxury Jewellery from Kuka-Me

Good afternoon, in today's post I'm gushing over the beautiful jewellery that I received this morning! In June, I was lucky enough to win £120 to spend at Kuka-Me from the lovely Catherine (Not Dressed As Lamb). I spent quite a long time deciding what I wanted because everything they sell is gorgeous, and I am definitely happy with what I eventually chose!

The Summer Dreaming Wreath Ring immediately caught my eye, but size 01 wasn't in stock, so the wonderful Carys from Kuka-Me had that ordered for me, which was definitely worth the wait. I love the grecian-style leaf design of this ring, it's very cute and unique, and it costs only £52 excluding VAT. The ring fits me perfectly, I don't ever want to take it off!

I also decided to get some earrings, and I eventually chose the Long Blue Lace Agate Earrings (£71 excluding VAT), because I liked the lavender colour of them. These are really pretty, a bit too extravagant to wear daily though, so I'll have to wait for a formal event to show these off! They also sell a similar pair called "Tiny Leaf and Blue Lace Agate Earrings", which would be ideal to wear casually. I also found that if you don't have your ears pierced, Kuka-Me actually sell clip-on earrings in the same designs, which is pretty cool!

Anyway, as you can probably tell, I'm totally excited about these, and so grateful to have won them. Make sure you check out Kuka-Me Jewellery, and Catherine's blog "Not Dressed As Lamb"!

Thank-you for reading!

26 July 2014

I got a tattoo? ...

I got a tattoo!

I'm kidding.  This isn't something I'd typically write about of course, but I got sent a temporary tattoo from TTTattoo recently. It seems pretty random, but they offer custom designs, so I got one of Elvis Presley's signature. Everyone knows that I adore Elvis, and I managed to trick one of my little brothers into believing it was real.