Monday, 28 December 2015

New Years Resolutions 2016

Hello Everybody,
Long time no speak! Sorry I haven't posted in a while, I feel like I could come up with many excuses for not posting: Birthday, Christmas, Work, School, Hockey, Life... but  I don't think that really cuts it. I have 15- 16 hours in a day, and yes, some of those I genuinely am busy, but a lot of those hours I really am not. 
Last year I decided to not have New Years Resolutions, and although I do not regret it as such, I feel as though if I had actually set some New Years Resolutions I would've actually had a much more productive year. Instead this year I have picked up bad habits and quite a few regrets. I don't mean I have had a bad year, because 2015 has been a great year, and I feel like I have grown up a lot, done more on my own and had lots of fun. However, I wasted a lot of time; spent a lot of time moping around and also contracted every single cold going (I have one now) which I can only put down to my not so healthy diet. 
Therefore, this year, which is going to be a big year for me, I can tell, I am going to become that person I want to be: Happy, healthy and fun (I tried to think of another word beginning with "H" but failed miserably). Even though I am now technically and adult, I want to become that person that is a little more carefree, enjoys a laugh and makes everyone feel happy in their presence. I know it is a lot to ask, but in some respects, if you want something bad enough, you can fight for it!

1. Save Better

This is maybe a slightly odd one, considering I am not bad a budgeting. I have my online banking set up and I have different savings accounts set up for different occasions. I budgeted around driving lessons, and I saved up for a Ski Trip (which is one of the many things I am looking forward to next year). However, there is still a small part of me that wants to go on spending sprees, buy unnecessary things and never has enough money to actually go out and gain memories!

2. Be tidier

Even in this very moment my room is a mess, once a room is tidy it does not take long to keep a room tidy, it only takes 10 minutes in an evening to put a days crap *with wanting of a better word* away. If I set a time a side to do this before I go to bed every evening, then my room would be a much more pleasant place to stay in. I used to be able to do this, thus I do not see why I would be unable to do this again.

3. Blog more

In terms of my blog I am disappointed with myself, last year I was so good at keeping up to date with it. And yes, I do now have a real job and A Levels to handle, but I probably spend at least 14 hours a week on the internet achieving absolutely nothing. True, I do have a pretty pooey laptop, in which I dread to get out most days, however, once I have purchased my new one, I am hoping it gives me the motivation to actually sit at the table and write for you guys, even if that is just once a week (which is my ultimate goal at the moment).

4. Be healthier

I have some rather slobbish habits when it comes to being healthy. True, I do play hockey, and I am of a healthy weight and size. However, I eat terribly. I hate having breakfast, and eating it seems like a chore, I'd much rather eat some chocolate or have a bag of crisps. I snack, A LOT! I drink next to no water, and barely ever eat fruit. I never used to be like this, again, I think it's just growing up that has done it too me, and I know I am nowhere near as bad as some people. But for me, I am disappointed. I blame this part of me being the reason I seem to get ill so often now, I spend more of life trying to remember what it is like to breathe through both nostrils then actually being able to breathe through both nostrils.

5. Organise time more efficiently

If I got myself a diary, or even made myself a diary I believe I could quite easily achieve a lot more in a day. I spend a lot of my time waiting for things to happen then actually spending every moment of my time wisely. Besides, there is limited time in a day; this also means there is limited time to be able to do things for deadlines. I leave a lot of things until last minute, and certainly spend far too long lolloping on my bed rather then getting up and getting my butt organised and going.
For this I will purchase a diary (or even make one) and write lists of everything I want to achieve in a day. I will go to bed at a decent time, and get out of bed at a decent time, and I WILL GET ORGANISED!!

There are a lot more things I could do, and I most definitely want to be more adventurous in 2016, as there is nothing better then feeling proud of new achievements, but I want to have just a few actual resolutions. As if I have too many it will become impossible for me to achieve them. 
I hope you enjoyed this, and if you want, let me know what your New Years Resolutions are?
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

 

Friday, 30 October 2015

Hello...

I sit here, in my living room, watching Harry Potter (Prisoner of Askaban to be specific) with Adele's new song, Hello, playing in the background and a vanilla chia candle burning a soothing aroma. It's raining outside, yet everything seems so right, the perfect autumnal day. Sure, it has been a while since I've sat down and thought about writing on my little space on the internet, but it has been so long, and the urge was so strong.

I'm sorry for abandoning you for a while, but sometimes it's okay to just wait until the time is right, sometimes it's okay to have a break. I'll be honest, I do not plan on being a regular blogger for the next year, because when in your final year at school whilst juggling a part time job and other hobbies, finding a spare moment is hard to come by. But, I do not want to leave you for so long. Besides, I write this blog as an outlet to rant, muse and share.
It's strange how words just spill out when I am writing on my blog, yet my life has been so consumed  with stress over writing my personal statement for university for the past month or so, and that is only 1 page of writing. It's funny really, how 47 lines of writing with the addition of good grades could be the equation of how your future is determined. I'd be lying if I said it's easy, but then again, life would be pretty boring without it's challenges.
With less then 6 weeks left until I enter the would of adulthood, I feel a strange sense of oddity. It's bizarre to think that an age, 1 day, can change the description of you. I mean, sure, I will still be a teenager, but an adult also? I'm not afraid of growing up, I'm no Peter Pan, in fact I'm excited. But I'm also curious to know what I can and can't do without things being deemed childish. Then again, I'm not the sort to care about whether people think what I am doing is stupid or not.
To be honest, I have no idea where this mini rant is going so I will stop now, I just fancied a chat really. I hope you have a good day, and I will talk some more soon.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Back2Skool Stationery Haul

*Before I start this post I just want to say that I am very aware that "skool" is an incorrect spelling, I just used it because I think I'm funny, haha, no I'm not, okay, let's start*.
Hello Everybody,
I'm sure most of you that go to school or college or sixth form have started by now *apparently my sixth form are one of the last in the country to start* but I thought I would share with you what I have bought for going back to school. I have debated doing a "What's in my school bag post" as well, so if you would like that let me know, but the contents of my bag will pretty much be the contents of my haul.
I am actually pretty proud of myself for leaving my back to school shopping so late; you want to know why? Of course you do because I've got you thinking now. BARGAINS!! Yep, all of my purchases, bar the bag and hair bits were only just over £10 overall. I did go back today however and all stationery has been bumped back up to it's original price... grrr...
The first thing I purchased is a new backpack, from Topshop. It is a large(ish) black (p)leather backback, with a magnetic clasp and a got amount of pockets *I love me some pockets*. It was very affordable for Topshop, although it is ever so slightly smaller then I would normally go for. I am hoping it will last me a year because as of recently I've had a little bit of a bad reputation with bags.
I then went out and purchased some new hair bands and bobby pins because, "WHERE DO THEY ALL GO?" I will literally buy 100 bobby pins and hair bands and within 2 weeks they are all missing, apart from two which I manage to not lose for the entire year and just end up wearing out.
I then purchased 4 binders, excessive, I know, however I am trying to sort my life out. Example one, I wrote my UCAS username and password onto a scrap piece of paper a month a go, lost it and then had to get UCAS to email me my username and let me reset my password. Literally, I am the clumsiest, messiest, frazzled person you will ever meet, in an organised sort of way, because I am pretty organised. I'm hoping stocking up on a large amount of binders might help me. I don't know why though, I'll be honest.
I then purchased a plethora *ew, what a nasty word?* of pens, many back, some coloured (because I love colour) and a range of highlighters. The most exciting thing about the highlighters however, is that the pack that I bought contains a purple highlighter, A PURPLE HIGHLIGHTER!! *Yes, I did need to shout that.*
I then bought a rather large pack of lined paper "Coz, gurl gets through paper like she's a book printing factory." And a pack of 10 binder dividers, because what are binders without dividers? I also picked up three mini composition notebooks. Mini, because mini is cute. I will probably use them for really random things, however I am currently using one to mind map some EPQ ideas.
I then also bought one of those fancy smancy pencil sharpeners that catches your pencil shavings in it's own pot thing, so that I don't have to be that awkward person that has to get up in class to sharpen my pencils. I also bought a 30cm ruler, shatterproof of course, to draw my ever so amazing graphs in Economics, thus we'll see how long that lasts without me snapping it in my bag.
Finally, I bought some fancy crocodile paper clip thingys that have fun words on them such as "To-do" and "Important". I will probably never use them, but the thought is there, and that is all that counts in my eyes.
I hope you enjoyed this little post, comment below what your school essential is.
Ciao,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Hello Everybody,
Firstly, I would like to apologise for having no post on Sunday even though I am trying to stick to a schedule. I was tired and in a bit of a pooey mood and didn't want to put that vibe onto my blog. Secondly, sorry my post isn't up at 5pm, I've decided to post at 6pm now, because even numbers are nicer (and it gives me a little longer to write).
Anyway, today I thought I would do a quick review of the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara, because I featured it in my July favourites, thus thought it would only be fair for me to feature it in it's own review post too.

Firstly, I apologise for the rubbish eye photos, I'm not very good at taking them, but if you have any tips please share.
I love the Urban Decay mascara, it leaves my eyes looking naturally bigger, and you can definitely tell that you are using a quality mascara whilst using it. It lengthens, and curls my lashes all at the same time and certainly makes me look more awake once applied.
The packaging is gorgeous, and not to mention... HUGE! When I opened the box for the first time and pulled the mascara out I was wowed by the size of the mascara. At first I was unsure as to whether that was because I was used to using sample sizes of mascaras recently, but when compared to a few of my drugstore mascaras I knew why I was impressed by the sheer size of the tube. Not only that, but the sleek metallic packaging looks very slick and elegant, as well as the lilac wording on the bottle.
To be honest, before I probably wouldn't have bought this mascara (I got it when subscribing to be an Elle Insider), mostly because I hadn't heard it hyped at all. But now I know that it is such a beautiful mascara I probably would repurchase it at it's full price of £17.50. Even better news, is that feelunique have a sale on and are selling the product at £15.75 although I'm not sure how long the sale is on for so I would get there quickly if I were you.
Although this product isn't waterproof (the theory has been tested and I looked like a panda once getting out of the shower). The lasting power on this mascara is brilliant. It isn't clumpy, and doesn't clump up as the day goes on, as I would hope with a high end mascara.
Highly recommended.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

A Day Out in Great Yarmouth!

Hello Everybody,
If you follow me on Instagram you may be aware that I went on a little beach trip, to Great Yarmouth with 7 of my close friends. The weather was perfect, and although I managed to forget to take my camera, my phone battery held out, and my friends also toke some rather nifty photos to capture the moment. 
I thought it would be a nice idea to show you an insight into my day in case you are planning a trip to Great Yarmouth, or any seaside town for that matter.

The Journey There...

Okay, so the journey to Great Yarmouth was a bit of a bore. It was supposed to take 2 hours, however there was an accident on the road that took us directly there and the police had cordoned off the road. We ended up being on a bit of a rubbish, very hot and sweaty coach for a good 3 hours and 45 minutes. This wasn't ideal for me as I do suffer with travel sickness, and although I was fine I did feel a bit delicate when we finally arrived.

Our first adventure

When we first got to Great Yarmouth we headed straight to the pier and bought some tokens to have a go on the rides, we each bought 15 tokens, which was plenty for the whole day for us really. We went on the big slide, the dodgems and the ghost train, all which were great fun, and actually made me forget I was on a pier because normally piers make me incredibly nervous. Tari was absolutely hilarious on the ghost train, screaming her head off even though, I'll be honest the ghost train really wasn't scary. This is quite likely because the ghost train was probably designed for young children.

The Beach

After our little fun and frolicks on the pier the girls and I headed down onto the beach, after removing our shoes. We walked barefoot down towards the sea, carefully, as to not hurt our feet on the pebbles. The sea wasn't as cold as I had initially thought considering it was the English Channel. But, then again the weather was beautiful on Saturday at Great Yarmouth. We posed for some artistic photos, and ran from the cold swashes the waves were creating.

Lunch

We then headed back up to the promenade, and then headed up the sea front to find ourselves some lunch. None of us really fancied the classic fish and chips because it was just far too hot for this. So, half of us grabbed our obligatory Subway (you can't beat a 6 inch Italian sub with tuna, toasted, with lettuce, tomato and mayonnaise) and the other half grabbed a KFC.

Mini golf

After lunch, we headed to the mini golf course, to say I was rubbish would be a little bit of an understatement. However, it was a great way to have a laugh with friends, and it's always fun to have a little bit of friendly competition.

Break on the promenade

When we headed back towards the pier we decided to all stop for a drink and ice-cream break. I decided to have a strawberry milkshake, whereas some of the others went for the seaside classic of an Mr Whippy. We sat at the seafront and just enjoyed people watching for a short while.

The final hour

To use up some of our left over tokens we went back onto the dodgems and the big slide, however decided that we weren't going to have time to use all of our tokens, thus put them together and gave them away. A random act of kindness always makes you feel good, and it was lovely to see how grateful people were for this.
We then went to Joyland and went on a few of the little rollercoasters which is always great fun. When we went to the spinning coaster the man running it told us that we could fit 4 people in, I think he underestimated our size, because we got ourselves a little bit stuck. Of course we went on the classic Snails as well. Oh, and I jammed some money into a minion crane pick up game, but we don't talk about that,

Saying goodbye

It was then time to go home. Quite luckily the journey home took a lot less time and was much more entertaining, but it was a shame such a lovely day had ended.

Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 9 August 2015

July Favourites!

Hello Everybody,
It has been a rather long time since I have written about my favourites, I think my last favourite post was in January or February time, so I am a pretty bad blogger in that respect. However, today I thought I would actually write about my favourites from last month.
I will try not to make this post seem to rushed but I am determined to stick to my new schedule which is for me to upload a new post every Sunday and Wednesday at 5pm, and it is currently Sunday and I am about to go out and still haven't written anything, thus I better get started.

John Frieda Sheer Blonde

Recently I picked up a shampoo and conditioner from John Frieda's Sheer Blonde collection as I am trying to get my hair a little bit lighter without having to use peroxide as I do not want to damage my hair, particularly because I am trying to grow it. I am using the Go Blonder shampoo and the highlight activating conditioner. Not only have I noticed my hair start to get a bit lighter, which I am absolutely loving this summer. My hair feels so healthy, and every time I wash it, my hair feels as though I have had it washed at  a salon.

Urban Decay Perversion Mascara

Big, voluminous lashes is what I want, and the Perversion mascara gives me exactly this. To be honest, I wouldn't have thought about buying it before but I saw that if I subscribed to become an Elle Insider I would receive this for free just for subscribing, and I do love a good bargain. Plus, the mascara is better then I expected thus it didn't disappoint.

Real Techniques Brow Brush

I've this brow brush from the Real Techniques Starter Kit for a while now, and since I ran out of my Brow Archery I converted back to this and forgot how natural and precise it makes my brows look. I use it along with Faint eyeshadow from the Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette to achieve the brow I desire. 

Simple Vital Vitamin Foaming Cleanser

I only really bought this cleanser because I ran out of my old one and saw that it was foaming and got a little bit over excited, but I just love using this product. It makes my skin feel so super squeaky clean, although is a tiny bit drying, but paired with a good moisturiser this cleanser is magic.

Wrigley's Extra White Bubblemint Gum

I'm not a massive gum fan because often it makes me feel quite hungry, however I do quite like to use it freshen up. I had used extra white before and quite liked how it made my teeth appear whiter so I thought I would give the bubble mint flavour a whirl and love it.

On a side not, at the end of July I passed my driving test first time, and it was literally the most exciting thing that has ever happened to you. I now understand why people say passing your driving test is not a feeling you will forget.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x 

Monday, 27 July 2015

How to deal with... FOMO!!

FOMO, otherwise known as the fear of missing out has become very commonplace in my generation. Probably, because at my age you know that you are soon to be an adult and do not want to miss any opportunity whereby you can be youthful for a few hours. I believe a lot of it has to do with the fact that we now have technology, whereby we can receive Snapchats or look at peoples' instagram posts whereby our friends may be together having a great time, whilst we lay on our bed, staring at our ceiling and wondering what we should do with ourselves.
Recently, there have been times when I have felt a slight disconnectedness from my friends in which I only really blame myself for in the form of regret. Friends go on trips to London and go to concerts, and obviously have gotten so fed up with me saying that I didn't want to go that I no longer get invited. The thing is, I have grown up now, and even if going on a train to a big city, with lots of people, and an underground system that too me seems like a labyrinth of colourful lines, gives me a nervous uncomfortable feeling in the pit of my stomach. I'm fine, I've grown up; I can deal with it.
But, this regret, this disconnectedness, is nothing more then me feeling like I am missing out, missing out on a great memory and experience. However, there are ways that you can suppress those feelings of FOMO, to make you become a better and more approachable person, because the worst thing about FOMO is that it is unattractive, makes you seem jealous and uninterested in what your friends or family may have been up to. So... here are my tips:
  1. Be nice to your friends and interested in what they are up to, if you show your interest maybe you will get invited next time, and if that is too hard for you to seem happy for your friends because you are not with them, switch off. Turn any social media off that may be making you feel jealous and find something else to do with your time other then thinking about it.
  2. Have me time, it is possible to have fun in your own company. Go for a hike along a local footpath, or sit in a coffee shop with a magazine and ingest the peace. Sometimes that is all you need to learn that every so often, spending time alone is okay, and rather tranquil.
  3. Indulge in your favourite hobby, everyone has a hobby that they sometimes find little time to indulge in, but if you have time to worry about what someone else is doing, you certainly have time to be doing something for yourself. Whether it is pottery painting, baking or just reading, spend a few hours nourishing that interest. You will feel so much better after, I promise.
  4. If you are struggling to find a hobby that interests you, find something new to do. There are plenty of things to do and places to see that you haven't done or seen before. Whether it is just watching a new TV series or learning latte art, you may find a something that you love to do, don't give up.
  5. If all else fails, talk to someone; tell your friends that you feel a certain disconnection to them, and that you feel as though you are missing out. Someone will understand, and more then likely have felt this way also. Just talking about that topic may give you some closure on why you have been missed out of group events, or may even just let your friends know that you would like to be involved next time, because even the bestest of friends may have not realised that you wanted some involvement.
I hope this helps you.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Words

Words, there are many of them, in fact there are about one million words in the English vocabulary, around 829,000 of which are in the Oxford Dictionary. I don't know all of them. Much like you will not know all of them either. However, there also words cropping up that aren't in the English dictionary, made up words, slang, lingo.
We are all made up of words, non-scientifically of course, because really we are made up of chemicals and particles. But it's strange how just one word can either really mean something to somebody, or sometimes really hurt somebody.
We as humans get labelled, labelled a lot. British schools aren't renowned for having cliques, and words like jocks and geeks floating around, describing other groups of people. However, cliques exist everywhere, some of which do not even make sense.
The other day whilst scrolling through my instagram I noticed a post that made me confused. It was a selfie (which is another trendy word) of a young girl, whom I assumed was the owner of said instagram account. It was captioned "I have decided not to be a pastel anymore". From my knowledge, pastel is a form of colour, such as light pink, sky blue and lilac. However, people are starting to use the word "pastel" as an adjective to describe themselves. How can a person be "A colour having a soft, subdued shade"? It doesn't make sense, but it seems to me adjectives used on the internet to describe oneself or another do not even have to make sense anymore.
As I said, everyone is labelled. Everyone is labelled both positively and negatively. Everyone is judged. Nobody can be who they want without being judged anymore. I used to find myself stuck as to knowing who I am. Was I girly? Was I sporty? Was I adventurous? But that's when I realised that I simply didn't care. If I am happy why does it matter who I am?
Sometimes, I feel as though these people who are "pastels" simply can't be enjoying life or being who they want to be. Sure, I could be judging. But, no one is the same. We don't all need to buy the cutest bath bomb from Lush or body scrub from Soap&Glory to fit in. We should buy things and even do things that make us happy, forgetting the fact that maybe there is a specific word that could label us, and that we might not be conforming to that by buying or doing something different to that expectation.
What gets me even more thoughtful by the prospect of words being who we are, is that we use such words to describe ourselves. We call ourselves "lazy", "perfectionists" or even "pastels". But why?
I am Emily, there is no one person with the same interests or life that I live to my knowledge, but I am happy. That is how everyone should be. We shouldn't be influenced by the media to be someone we are not.
Just be you. Be the person you want to be, not what anyone else says you have to be.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Friday, 17 July 2015

Summer Holidays!

Hello Everybody!
Finally, after a very long and challenging school year it is the summer holidays. I don't like making promises, as I seem to be terrible at keeping them. But, I sincerely hope that I can get this blog up and running again over the summer.
This year has been a very busy and slightly overwhelming one, and I think by the end of 2014 I stretched myself a little too far with this blog, which, if I'm honest, made me fall out of love with it. But, with a fresh, clean design, and a slightly more relaxed mind I am hoping that my blog can go back to how it was this time last year. I also hope that you can all forgive me for my shambles of a 2015.
I don't really have many plans for this summer, but I think that my content will be much more lifestyle based than it used to be. I may also throw in a few outfit posts here and there as I have really got into fashion recently, however beauty is something that I have a lot less interest in then I did before. Probably because makeup tends to make my face feel gross in the summer.
I should probably talk about my school year, I think most would say they hated their time in year 12, but if I said that I would be lying. Sure, it has been tiring, hard and sometimes a little lonely because there is little time to socialize, but some of the things I have done have been the best moments of my life.
In September I was voted Managing Director for a Young Enterprise company, this week we disbanded. I was sad to say goodbye to a group of people who are self-motivated and incredible. Don't get me wrong some of the group were very challenging to work with, but we were not only a company but a team, and had a very successful and brilliant year.
In January I was elected Head Student, this experience again has bought me many amazing opportunities, and working with the other head student team has been the best, and I look forward to working with them again next year.
The work of course has also been difficult, but with a lot of perseverance I have made it through the year. I hope that I have put enough work in to achieve good grades, because I know A2 will also be tough, but to get into a good uni will be incredible and totally worth the hard work that has been and will be put in.
Speak soon!
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Saturday, 6 June 2015

Choccywoccydoodah Secret Rooms

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought I would do a post about something a little different, and that is about Choccywoccydoodah's Secret Room. I specifically went to the one down Carnaby Street (it was a little tricky to find, but none the less we still made it) however, I am aware that more recently a secret room has been opened near there original store in Brighton.
Anyway, I thought I would share my experience on the place with you, as it could give you a slightly more unique idea of what to do when you plan your next trip into London.
When I walked into the secret room, which from the outside, I kid you not,  looked like a cupboard or a stock room, I was in awe. How could anybody be so clever as to be able to turn what was most probably a manky old space into something so beautiful?
There were climbers running up the wall and intertwining on the ceiling. Flowers blooming from every corner of the stunning space. A water feature- with no water- that seemed to fill the room with quirkiness. Chairs in different shapes and sizes, that before I would have never thought would work together, and swings hanging from twines of leaves.
Best of all, was the grand table, which was filled with sweet goodies, and the most delicate looking mis-matched cups and saucers my eyes ever did see. The teapot was enormous, and covered with a pretty Cath Kidson-esque, design, it was so beautiful that if it was little bit smaller I probably would have tried to snoop it home in my handbag.
I sat down and started tasting the samples of the cakes and chocolate and the sweets and biscuits, when the host asked us what would like to drink -followed by the statement of "You can have as much as you like". I ordered a fresh strawberry milkshake, and it was heavenly. However, never had I thought in my life that it was possible to become full within 15 minutes of a 2 hour sitting; I blame my small stomach for that.

It was overwhelming, just smelling the chocolate. So whilst I let my nose get used to the smell that may well have been putting me into some slightly delirious trance, I snooped around the room. Admiring the flowers and trinkets that were that were ever so cleverly placed. I very quickly fell in love with a life size ornament of an flamingo, which I am sure I will be finding a replica of to place in my room at some point in the future.
There was also a secret door behind where I was sitting which revealed a grass covered wall, with a large key hole shape sitting in the middle. When I looked "Through ta key'ole" I saw the most fascinating adornment staring up at me; it was a rabbit with antlers. The host of the secret room later explained to me that it was the mascot of Choocywoccydoodah, but I was just so astonished by the creativity of the idea. As well as that, there were grand old mirrors, stylishly placed as to make the room seem bigger then it already was, and cute little garden tables, placed around the room.


Later, after cleansing my palette on a number of different flavoured lemonades, more ice-cream and cake came out. And the winner of the day, the banana split. Even if you do not want to spend £250 with 10 of your friends (between you) to spend 2 hours over-indulging on the sweet deliciousness of Choccywoccydoodah, at least book a table at the café and try one of their banana splits, because it tastes absolutely divine. I wish I could eat a Choccywoccydoodah banana split everyday, and I am sure when I go for my trip in the summer to Brighton I will be having it again, and if I decide to go to the University of Sussex next year (albeit I make the grades) my pocket my be feeling a little bit light.
However, if you are planning on having a girly day out with your friends sometime in the future I highly recommend booking a secret room, it is £250 for a maximum of 10 people and an extra £25 for anyone extra, thus I believe it is definitely worth the £25 each in which it costs. Just be sure to go with an empty stomach, and don't over do it if you have to travel far back home.
Also, you will get given little boxes to cram any leftovers into and take home with you. I didn't do this because after the amount of food I had consumed I didn't think it would be possible for me to ever be hungry again -big mistake- do not turn down the box!
I hope this helped you decide whether you want to use Choccywoccydoodah's secret room, whether it is for a special occasion or just a fun day out, and do let me know whether you have used this service before.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x


Friday, 22 May 2015

Mermaid Hair// Bleach Ldn. Washed Up Mermaid. Hair Crayon.

Hello Everybody,
The other day whilst prowling the shelves of boots I found myself looking down the hair aisle, which doesn't often happen because I've usually already filled my basket with tonnes of makeup products and can't bring myself to splurge on anything else. However, I noticed that Bleach London was stocked in this particular Boots and was very excited. I mean, if you had the opportunity of trying out mermaid hair for the day you would, right?
I decided to try out the Washed Up Mermaid Hair Crayon, as it was only £4 and I had enough points on my advantage card to get it without paying anything "GO BOOTS!". Also, I knew that it would only be something I could wash out which I wanted in case it made my hair look gross and mouldy.
The product is actually really good and the colour does really suit me, however you do need quite a bit to cover even the tips of your hair if you have a lot of hair like mine. The product itself however, is suited for bleached hair, which I cannot bring myself to do as I am still growing my hair, thus the product would probably come out better if my hair was bleached.
The product is non-permanent and can stay in your hair for 1-3 hair washes, but to be honest with my hair it just fades out throughout the day anyway. Although, I wasn't expecting too different considering the instructions even say "Apply to bleached hair".
The application is super easy. All you have to do is draw on the colour onto dry hair into your desired place, and then rub off any excess that might be on your hair. Be sure to wash your hands immediately after though otherwise you will make everything you come into contact with blue. I also highly recommend doing this with an old t-shirt on or a towel around your neck, as it can stain clothes. Oh, and one more thing, if it rains, take an umbrella, it runs.
I should also mention something that I didn't notice about the product. At the bottom of the box is a jumbo pencil sharpener, so you can sharpen the product. I didn't see this to start with, and was a bit of an idiot and tried to sharpen it with a knife and made a bit of a mess.
Overall, the product is really good if you want to only have the ends of your hair or stands of your hair coloured for special occasions. I would say that it would be a particularly great product for going to a festival. I personally would like to try something a little more long-lasting so I think I will be giving Bleach London's actual hair dye a go this summer.
I hope you enjoyed this little review and you can purchase the product here for only £4.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Wednesday, 13 May 2015

We're Two!!

It feels weird saying it, especially when I haven't been a particularly great blogger over the past few months. Managing my time so I can maintain and half-decent blog, job, hobbies and a-levels certainly hasn't been a walk in the park and unforunately it has meant that my blog has taken a bit of a back burner since November time. I have tried to be a good blogger, but I stopped planning, my posts became more random... mostly because I didn't want them to be forced, but maybe my relaxed approach was taken a little too far. Before I start with all of the celebrations of my blog turning two (it was actually yesterday but it has taken me until today to think of what to write) I want to make a promise to you all, a promise that I haven't given up on this blog, a promise to say that I will make more of an effort. Whether that means blogging only once a week, maybe even less, I will still be here. And once my AS exams are over I hope to have more time.
This year I felt as though I was in need of more challenge, a bit like when I first started this blog. Starting to blog was scary for me because it was to show a side of me that many people didn't know: slightly girly and also a little bit random, but I like that, and now, I am glad I have shared that part of my personality. But on the other side of this screen is also a normal 17 year old girl who likes adventure, a girl who likes to take on new challenges.
This year has consisted of a lot, in August I blogged every single day, and much to of my astonishment now, I succeeded. I tried again in December, however that was a bit more of a fail, but that was because at the same time as taking on that challenge I was doing many other things. Firstly, I had just picked up my first part-time job, thus had started to lose some of my spare hours in the day. I actually thoroughly enjoy my job, because the people I work with are great and also I get a little more money then I used to, it does nonetheless mean that I don't have as many free hours throughout the week. I also turned 17 and started to learn to drive, which takes up a few more hours in my week.
Not only that, but I was  also continuing with my normal weekly hobbies, Explorer scouts, helping Cub Scouts and playing Hockey, I also became managing director of one of my schools Young Enterprise companies, and started to do the Silver Duke of Edinburgh. To top all of that off I have more recently been appointed one of the school's Head Students.
I wouldn't necessarily say I took on too much either, yes, there have been points that I have felt tired, and that is one of the reasons my blog has taken a bit of a back seat, and my body may have said otherwise as I picked up an overuse injury in my iliotibial band. I would say that I have been learning that it is better to do things now rather then never. Once upon a time I was scared, I was that girl who hated change, that girl who sat in the classroom quietly hoping the teacher didn't chose her to speak, and also that girl that would rather stay inside on her own rather then go out and have a little bit of fun. I have even signed up for a ski trip and I have never been more excited about something in my life, as well as deciding that I do actually want to go to uni.
Yet, I also want my blog to grow, I want to be able to write more for you. I have been blogging for over two years now and I hope that I can continue to keep this going. I would like to bring more lifestyle posts to you... I have one in my mind for you all already. As well as advice posts, and my fashion posts, as that is something I have really gotten into this year.
I hope that you can stick around with me, and persevere which I start to get back into bringing content to this little space on the internet. Although, while you wait for that to happen you can also follow me on twitter and instagram both of which I regularly update with my life happenings.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Monday, 27 April 2015

Random facts about me!

It feels like an eternity has passed since I last spoke to you all. It also feels like an eternity ago since I told you some facts about me. However, this afternoon, I sat here and started thinking about how well people really know me. To be honest, I'm not even sure people that close to me know me that well. I'm a bit of a closed book you see, almost a bit of a conundrum for others. I puzzle people, confuse them.
I like a lot of things, I have a lot of hobbies, I do a lot of stuff - as you may call it. I actually think I am quite an interesting person, but I also have this weird fear of boring people, of being that monotonous person who shares a lot about their own life, but has a lack of interest and enthusiasm for another individual. But, this is my space on the internet, albeit small, I feel like every person who reads this minuscule part of the internet must have some interest in who I am... nonetheless, is probably thinking, "Shut up with this tedious ramble and get on with telling me stuff about you!"

1. I have this bizarre fear of biting into peppercorns. I actually like peppercorns, but the taste that comes out of them if you bite into them is revolting.
2. I spend about an hour a day window shopping online, and creating outfits in my mind, even if I have no intention on buying them.
3. I am a girl of routine by nature, if things seem out of place, I don't like it.
4. I love thinking of gift ideas for people, even though I find I put a lot of pressure on myself to get the gift right.
5. I have a really weak bladder and I will not survive a laughing fit without having to run to the toilet.
6. I do AS Applied Buisness, Finance, Economics and Food Technology.
7. I have a twin brother, and I can assure you telepathy most definitely doesn't exist.
8. I tried sushi for the first time ever this month, and if was out of this world!
9. I think I'm a bit superstitious... I always make a wish at 11:11, I will never walk over three drains in a row, and I get really excited when there is an eyelash on my cheek and I can make a wish!
10. I am a little bit of an adventurous person, yet I am also a massive whimp, so even if I seem to be doing something a little bit crazy, I am most likely to be pooing myself.
11. I am going skiing for the first time in February.
12. I want to study Business Management at University.
13. I have really epic dreams. Once I had a dream about being a stunt pilot and another time I had a dream about being a penguin trainer.
14. I have a love/hate relationship with the vending machine in the sixth form common room.
15. I like going on random outings, that have no meaning or occasion. For example, I went to Pizza Express the other night with a couple of my friends and we just had a lovely chilled time.
16. I do a rather nifty David Attonborough impression, however it only gets performed on special occasions.

I think that is enough facts for now, otherwise this post may become a bit overwhelming for both you and I *we don't wanna be like them*. Also, 16 is a factor of four, and I'm sure you all know by now that I like factors of four.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 15 March 2015

Weekend Morning Routine

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought I would share with you my weekend morning routine, as I see morning routines circulate around Youtube a lot but there never seems to be written versions on blogs, so I thought I would be a really kind human being and write one for you today. I wouldn't necessarily say that my weekend morning routine is set in stone as it really depends on what I am doing on the specific day as to what I will actually do when I get up... everyone's allowed a pajama day every once in a while... no?

Waking up

I like to think it is nice to wake up more naturally on a weekend, as in without that terrible fright of the alarm going off like it does every other day of the week. Besides having a lie in every so often is just perfect for the weekend. But, I have a problem, whenever I have a day where I can lay in I seem to wake up really early... I mean, what is that all about? But, when I wake up I tend to spend a good hour catching up with social media, particularly as I have very little time during the week, and in the evenings to do so now.

Getting up

The first thing I do when I get out of bed is normally run to the toilet because by this time I have waited too long and am now bursting for a pee. After that I like to splash my face with cold water *Oooh! Refreshing!* and cleanse my face with my Clearasil face wash. I will then head back to my room.

Time to beautify!

Sometimes at weekends I skip the whole makeup thing and just moisturise and put some eye brightener under my eyes to wake me up, but when I do I'm either really lazy or experiment too much and end up looking like a demented clown... thank meatballs that makeup isn't permanent! I will also do my hair, sometimes I wash it in the morning if I am feeling extra gross, but most of the time it is just a quick fix job of a top knot, french plait or hair straighten.

What to wear?!

Okay... this is the bit that takes me the flipping longest, no matter how many times a buy new clothes *which I am really trying hard to refrain from because I am saving up for two holidays next year* I never seem to have anything I want to wear! I blame magazines, I see something nice and fashionable, which most of the time I would never be able to pull off anyway, and want to have it for myself. So then I look at all of my clothes and wonder why on earth I bought them... why do trends change? Honestly though, I think sliders are gross, I think flares are gross, yet I still want to wear them because they are cool, you see my dilemma?

Breakfast and stuff...

Anyway, after what seems to be an hour long palaver I tend to opt for the most boring outfit ever and head down for breakfast because by this point my stomach is having whole ranty conversations with me about how hungry it is. I tend to go for cereal, but if I am feeling a little more adventurous I might have a bagel or some scrambled egg, or even both like I have today.
The very last thing I do is brush my teeth, and then do whatever I wish with the rest of my time.

The End... just joking but it does feel like I've written a novel aha!! Well done for getting to the end if you have got this far, because I don't often write this much but I am in a rambly mood, probably because I've got homework to do but am procrastinating instead.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Em!! Where you at?!

Damn it! 
I am officially one of the worst bloggers ever! But, I promise I haven't quit, I am coming back... I just need time, and I need to justify myself. I need to think about what I want my content to be like on this blog, who I want to be reading my blog and when I am going to find the time to post, because I want to do so much all the time, but I know sometimes I need to stop, lay back and just chillax for a little while.
Life has been pretty busy for me, mostly with my job and school work. I like to think it is because I am making the most of my time and to be honest I am so happy at the moment and am looking forward to so much. I've been making the most of my time, enjoying things and gaining experiences. I have got to that part in my life now where I realise I won't be young forever; I only have a year and a bit left and I will be going off to Uni, and I want to have fun, I want to do things.
I am the sort of person that really doesn't want to live with regrets, that wants to do things, see things but most importantly have fun. I also want to give my all in everything that I do, but something is bothering me... my blog. True, I haven't been working very hard on my blog, and I'll admit at this point in my life it seems the least important. It is something that was meant to be a hobby but was becoming more of a chore. I don't want to lose love of blogging because I love it, but a few months back it had got to the point where I would spend hours on a single post, and it just wasn't fun anymore. But, I think my problem wasn't with my blog... I've always been happy with my content and have never copied anyone else... it was the weather.
If there is one thing that I like to get right on my blog it is my photos, and it is blooming difficult to get them to look good when 90% of the day it's too dark and the other 10% of the day you are at school or pursuing another hobby or activity. However, there is so much I want to do on my blog, I want to get to the point again where I know I don't have to go out and spend money to make my blog good... like the good ol' days before I had an income. I want my blog to be bright, happy and positive. I want my blog to be somewhere where people come for unique content, where people come for my writing style.
I am going to try my best to start posting regularly without it seeming like a chore. This means that whilst I am picking this hobby back up my posts won't be scheduled, they will be a bit more spontaneous, that way it takes the pressure off. To make it easier for you to keep up to date with when I have posted you can follow me on Bloglovin' and I will try and keep you guys up to date on my Twitter too. I hope I can still keep you all as my loyal readers and that this works out a bit better then my schedule that I was finding all too much before.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 8 February 2015

Blue Sky- A makeup Tutorial!!

Emily's doing a makeup tutorial! Saaayyy waaaaaatttt?!
Yep, today I thought, what the heck! I will do my makeup all pretty, ready for a hockey game, there is absolutely no logic in that, but this is me... so I'm allowed okay?! Good! I have just realised that I missed a couple of products out of my photo and you can't see the eye makeup that greatly, but, pfft, never mind, it is just a picture and I need to write this post before I go and whoop some ass in my hockey game.

Face

For my face I used my holy grail foundation which is the Rimmel London Match Perfection Foundation in Light Porcelain. I am literally so white that this is the only foundation that I can wear in the winter and not look like an oompa-loompa. It is also really glowing and brightening so it makes me look much more awake then I probably am. For my concealer I used the ever so raved about Collection Lasting Perfecting concealer. I put this on any blemishes, because yes, I do get them like any other girl on the world *cheers mother nature* and under my eyes.
To make my cheeks more defined I use the Soap and Glory Peach Party blush, which is such a lovely glowy colour, and the Bourjois Bronzer under my cheekbones to contour a little. I tend to buff this out with my real techniques buffing brush, as apposed to my Zoeva brushes which I use for everything else. I then use the Maybelline Fit Me powder to set my look.

Eyes

For my eyes I wanted to go for a blue look so I pulled out my Stila In the Light Palette (my new little baby) and firstly used kitten on my browbone to highlight. I then used bubbly on my main lid and the beautiful blue eyeshadow called night sky in my crease. For my waterline I used the Bourjois Neon Blue Contour Clubbing Waterproof eye crayon and for my winged liner on my top eyelid I used the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner in Navy. Then for my brows I used my lifesaver Soap and Glory Brow Archery.

Lips

Finally on my lips I used my old favourite nude, which I have rediscovered after having a bit of a Creme Cup obsession and that is the Maybelline Colorsensation Lipstick in Sweet Pink.

I hope you enjoyed this little post today...
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x
PS: I wrote this yesterday!!


Sunday, 1 February 2015

Sunday Musings

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought it would be appropriate for me to just chat, chat about life, the weather, just things really. I personally feel like my blog has been going on and off for a while now, and it annoys me because for years I was so good at being disciplined with my blog and it's content. It isn't a lack of ideas that I have, but I'll get onto that in a moment. I just thought that it would be a good idea for me to explain things and update you on where I am at right now.
 January was a pretty busy month for me, as always, and I haven't had a lot of time anyway to sit down and actually write a post for all of you. With lots of school commitments, as well as work commitments it is pretty hard to find the time where I can sit down and have a proper chat. This makes me feel quite sad, but it also means that when I am writing a blog post it actually feels quite nice.
However, I feel like I need your help, even though I have plenty of ideas I feel like they are becoming more and more samey, and this must be showing as I haven't gained any readers lately and in fact I have been losing followers which actually makes me feel really sad as I do try my best with this blog. Obviously, I know that blogging isn't all about that followers and things, but it just feels like I need to do something to make this blog better.
As well as that, I am reaching the rather large milestone of 20,000 pageviews, therefore I really feel like I need to up my blogging game. This doesn't necessarily mean that I will stick to a schedule because at the moment with my exams and everything it isn't really possible, however I need better content, and possibly a better design.
What kind of blog posts do you like reading? What new things do you want to see on my blog? Have you got any design ideas to make my blog a little bit better?
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 25 January 2015

Sunday Story Time!- Homework in Costa!!

Hello Everybody,
I hope you are all well and have had a good week. My week has been really good *apart from finding out that my Disney trip was cancelled, but more on that another time*. I've had a busy week/weekend which ended up in me using my lunch break -I was at a trade fair- to do a bit of homework, which ended up being quite productive, which is funny because I was writing about production possibility curves... however, I am sure you are not interested in that.
Anyway, during my lunch hour, I headed off to Costa, grabbed a Mocha *I needed caffine... I was up at 6:30!* a sandwich, some vegetable crisps and a Juicy Water and headed upstairs because I knew it was quieter up there. I didn't start my homework right away and whilst pondering on how great 2015 has been so far, and how good it will be, I sipped on my mocha and ate my sandwich.
Once I had finished that moment of mindfulness I got started on my homework, that's when I realised how great it is in a quiet coffee shop to do my work. How can something make homework not feel like a chore? I completed what I wanted to complete much quicker than expected and was quite proud of myself.
I know this is a short story, but it feels like a happy moment. A moment in time that I have spent alone and actually felt good. Naturally, sitting in a coffee shop alone would normally make me feel vulnerable, small, and very self-conscious. I have never normally enjoyed being be myself, but something about just thinking about how peaceful that moment was made me feel amazingly happy, and also made me thankful for all of the opportunities that have been given to me lately,
I hope you have a wonderful week this week and don't forget to smile. No matter what life throws at you there is always better opportunities to come, happy times ahead, and always things to be thankful for.
Lots of love,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Thursday, 22 January 2015

MAC Violetta Review!!

Hello Everybody,
Today I thought I would do a review of a MAC lipstick that I received for my birthday as it is a bit different, and I don't think many people own it, but I think it deserves more hype. Plus it looks like a really scary colour, but is honestly not as scary as it looks in the tube, in fact I think this colour will suit so many skin types.
And that is MAC Violetta...

Colour

I thought I would write about the most important topic first and that is the colour, and yes... it is in fact PURPLE!! I am talking a proper violet purple, not any of that plum purple rubbish. Yesh... it looks pretty scary and bright. But it is one of those "You can build it up" kind of colours. So if the colour scares you, dabbing on a tiny bit for daily wear looks just as good, as layering a couple layers of lipstick on to get a more opaque purple.

Formula

The formula is Amplified Pro, which I was a bit worried about because I am only used to MAC cremesheen formulas. But, amplified pro is still creamy and lasts a long time. I would say the only difference is that it makes the lipstick look slightly more metallic.

Overall I really like this lipstick, normally I would discuss it's price and packaging, but as I have already reviewed MAC lipsticks on my blog before there isn't really a need for me to go over the same stuff again. All I would say, is that this lipstick is quite an aging colour, so if you are worried about looking older then you already are, don't buy this lipstick.

Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

January haul!

Hey Hey Hey!!
I've done a bit of naughty shopping this month, and I thought that it was about time that I posted a bit of a haul on here, to share with you all of the amazing stuff that I have picked up recently, as I thought you would all be pretty interested considering  that I haven't done a proper shopping haul since September as I have only really bought things randomly since then.

Clothing

Primark

From Primark I picked up quite a lot whilst I was in there, but then I walked out with quite a bit less then I originally picked up. In fact I only bought I pink floral smock top, which is very, very much my style. I also bought a couple of white vest tops, because they are cheap as chips, and not really something I like spending lots of money on.

H&M

From H&M I bought only one thing, but it is the most beautiful top ever. It is a peplum black and white stripey top, which is super duper flattering, which is good for me as I have quite a boyish body shape. It also has a lower back, which makes it look slightly more elegant.

Topshop

Firstly I bought the amazingly coveted Joni jeans which I love and have been wanting for so long. I bought a black pair, because I only had blue jeans before and thought I would get more wear out of black ones. Topshop Joni Jeans, are Super High Waisted skinny jeans, but also amazingly comfy. I also picked up a white cropped t-shirt which has a denim blue trim around the neck and arms.

ASOS

From ASOS I bought firstly a long sleeve turtle neck cropped top, which is very different for me, but I absolutely love it. I also bought a baseball top which is white with black sleeves, but also has a smock bottom, which gives the edginess of the jumper a bit more girliness. I also got a white top with a sheer material bottom from the brand Vila. As well as, a baggy long sleeve t-shirt from the brand Monki.

Beauty

Boots

From boots I bought a whole host of things, I bought the Soap and Glory Brow Archery, which makes my eyebrows look fairly good actually. As well as buying the Soap and Glory Peach Party blush which is really shimmery but actually makes my face look less washed out. From Bourjois I picked up the khol & contour black eyeliner and Contour clubbing waterproof neon blue eyeliner. I also bought the Maybelline colour tattoo in On and On Bronze  and the Baby Lips Dr Rescue in the colour Berry soft

Feelunique

Finally, from Feelunique I bought that Stila in the Light palette which I am so excited to use because as you will know I have been wanting to buy it for ages.

I hope you enjoyed this post, and I hope to be doing some reviews and outfit posts soon.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Sunday Story Time!! The time I nearly fell off a mountain!

Hey Everybody,
Sorry for my absence, I seemed to have lost track of time last week and hence never actually got round to writing a blog post, but this week will be different... hopefully!
Today I thought I would tell you a bit of a story, a story of something that once happened to me, you will have to bear in mind that no matter how ridiculous or overplayed this story may sound, it is completely true and not fictional... and I suppose it is my version of a near death experience, but also one of the best days of my life *because I didn't die, and the place it happened was absolutely beautiful.
Taken at the top of the mountain
Back in 2009, when I was 11 I went to Switzerland with my scout troop, and believe me, it was the best trip I think I have ever been on. In some ways, I probably experienced more in Switzerland then I did on my family holiday in Florida. We went abseiling, white water rafting, and even zip-wiring across a valley, and even though these activities have their risks, the most frightening thing happened on the day we went for a hike up a mountain.
I would say that we were about 3/4 of the way up the mountain, and the air was getting thinner, and we were all struggling for breath, and that is when it happened. I was just skipping along *I skipped a lot in my younger years* not even caring that there was a very large drop the other side of me and I lost my footing. To me, tripping over wasn't anything I was new to, I tripped down the curb on the way to school most days at this point, but this trip was different.
One second I had two feet on the ground, and the next... my right foot was literally hanging off a 100 foot drop (probably bigger than that). I was practically doing the splits whilst clinging onto the side of the rock face with both of my hands. At this point I had also lost my voice completely, and run out of water, so I was literally gasping for breath whilst trying to get somebodies attention that I was about to fall to my perilous death. To be honest, I wasn't particularly terrified, as I was with plenty of people who could help me back up but I remember one thought running through my mind, "What if my Dad and brother had to go back home without me? What would mum do?". That's when one of my awesome friends grabbed from under my arm and pulled me back onto even ground.
And that was the story of the day I nearly fell off of a mountain. Crazy right? Have any of you had any had any near death experiences?

EmilyBelleBlogs x

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Things the internet has taught me!

Hello Everybody,
I was having another one of those thoughts... in fact, it's weird that so far this year my blog has been mostly about things that pop into my mind. But, I like that, it is where I feel most comfortable, to just be inside your head and then splurging out all of my thoughts onto a piece of paper, or in this case onto my blog. 
Today I thought I would talk about what the internet has taught me, but the good stuff because I think I need to cut the internet some slack. Yes there is a lot of hate on the internet because people use their computers, laptops and phones as their fronts... but that it so not important, because those people are just bored and have nothing better to do, and most of all, have no courage.

How to feel pretty!

I don't want to sound self obsessed, and whether you think I am pretty or not is completely your opinion. But the internet has taught me about skincare, makeup and haircare, which are all things I knew nothing about before I found the world of YouTube. I honesty would not have known how to make myself feel happy in my own skin without the use of the internet. I am so happy at the moment with my skin, how makeup can change my look and how nicely my hair is growing and all of the different styles I can put it into. It's a hobby that I enjoy, and something that I am glad the internet has shown me.

How to be confident with myself.

I was bullied a lot in my younger years and that made me very paranoid, not comfortable with my own style and not happy enough to speak my own mind and take charge once in a while. I'm not perfect and I have learnt to accept that, but I have also learnt to be happy with myself. Not everyone has to like me, but on the internet, on my blog, I feel like I can be me. So many other empowering bloggers have shown me that in the words of Tyler Oakley "You do you" the best. You can be have your own style, you can have own personality and you can have your own opinion, and be happy. Finally, I feel like I can be happy with myself, and not feel like I will be judged and picked on for what I enjoy.

How to have my own voice.

This might seem silly, because I've always had my own voice, I've always been able to talk. But I feel like the internet is a great for expressing yourself when sometimes others do not care. Through Twitter and this blog I can do that. I can speak my mind and have people actually enjoy what I am saying rather than people just thinking, "Urgh Gosh! Here she goes again!".

I hope you liked this little ramble.
Toodles,
EmilyBelleBlogs x 

Saturday, 3 January 2015

Feel the fear!

This is a slightly weird one. A completely unplanned post, one of those spur of the moment posts, that you could have thought about, but to be honest, you just kind of wanted to splurge out onto a page as soon as you started thinking about it.
This post is about fear, nervousness, anything along those lines really. It's about how we all feel it, and that sometimes we have to feel it and beat it.

I'm one of those people that comes across as brave to most; carefree, happy, fearless in fact. But, deep down a lot of the time I don't feel that way. In my mind I am actually a bit of a whimp, and no matter how many times I face something, sometimes the fear stays there. I like to think it is good, sometimes my fear can actually make me more motivated *which sounds odd, but some of you may get it* and make me do things in much better ways.
In our life we have to do scary things, we have to do exams, we have to get a job and a lot of us want to learn to drive. All of these things a huge and scary, but also a way of life. 
I was sitting in the living room earlier today watching the rain drip down my front window waiting for my driving instructor to arrive. I got that familiar fearful sensation in my stomach that I get whenever I am about to do something that I am a little nervous about. I wasn't afraid of driving, I knew that because I've done it before and was fine... but to me driving in the rain was a whole different ball game. Turns out I was actually fine at it, I drove quite a long way and managed my first lesson without stalling the car.
Another thing happened to me yesterday, I had been put onto the tills at my work. I have never done it before, and was quite terrified because I always thought that the software would be confusing to handle. But my first customer made the most complicated order in the history of all orders and I actually handled it quite well. I mean, I haven't plucked up the courage to answer the phone yet, but next week I will, because I need to.
I don't really know where this post is taking me, but I think what I am trying to say is sometimes we have to feel fear because it's the only way we can learn to grow up. Sometimes it can be uncomfortable; even sometimes that feeling that I get in my stomach, the lump that I get in my throat and the hot flushes can be too much, but most of the time they are okay, they pass. We can do what we fear. And, you know what? It is soooo exhilarating facing that fear. Facing the fear and knowing that it was absolutely fine.
Life is full of exciting adventures and challenges, and no matter how much they can scare you, most of the time you will be sure to have a great time. So, this year, 2015, you will face your fears, and you will feel your fears and you will know that you have unearthed a great, and rewarding adventure.
Good Luck,
EmilyBelleBlogs x

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Happy New Year!

Hello Everybody!!
This is just a quick note to say Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is made out of everything you wish it to be, you achieve all you want to achieve, and that you put in as much to this year as you possibly can to make it your best year ever.

My blog will always be here and I thank you for the support you gave it last year, and I can only hope that I get the same support this year.
Have a fabulous day and year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!