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