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.
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.


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.

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.
EmilyBelleBlogs x