Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Outfits in Edinburgh

Hiya guys long time no blog post ay? Sorry about that I've just been working so hard on my youtube videos and channel ( Masquerade Belle)

At the weekend I went to Edinburgh with my family and I thought I'd show you what I wore, There will be a video on my channel tomorrow showing what I got up to.

I went to a party on the Friday night so I thought I'd add that outfit in here too.
Shirt - Miss Guided
Bralet - Miss Guided
Skirt - Boohoo
Socks - Topshop
Heeled boots (shown in the motel dress) - eBay

Top - Tobi.com
Trousers - Topshop 
Boots - River Island
Jacket - Miss Guided
Scarf - Primark
Nails - Primark

Dress - Motel Rocks
Boots - eBay

Bralet - Miss Guided
Shirt - Mens section in Primark
Jeans - H&M
Boots - River Island
Jacket - Miss Guided
Scarf - Primark

Hope you enjoyed these outfits. Check out my Youtube to see what we got up to in Edinburgh. 

Wednesday, 22 October 2014

October Glossybox | 2014

Hiya!!! It's scary to think that I use to write blog posts on Glossyboxes and now I'm filming videos about them, I'm still trying to get use to this whole Youtube business but hopefully you guys are enjoying me doing them.

It'd also be soon cool if you could subscribe and check out my other videos I've been trying to put so much effort into them :)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Cinema GRWM

I'M SOWWWYYY I've been lacking in blog post recently I've been focusing on college and trying to focus on my youtube channel too! If you're still wanting to follow me check out my youtube channel if you want to see weekly videos from me.

Sunday, 31 August 2014

Outfits of the Week: College Edition

Hiya again, hope you guys enjoyed my haul video thank you for the views and thank you to everyone liking and subscribing it truly means a lot.

Jacket - http://www.missguided.co.uk/sakia-acid-wash-faux-sheepskin-jacket
Top - http://www.missguided.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/127484/s/cadi-mid-sleeve-crop-top-white/
Skirt - http://www.missguided.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/129541/s/lubiana-scuba-a-line-skirt-yellow/
Tights - Primark
Boots - River Island

Cardigan - H&M last year
Dress - http://www.missguided.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/121934/s/jenice-grey-strappy-skater-mini-dress/
Boots - River Island

Jumper - http://www.hm.com/gb/product/36751?article=36751-B
Jeans - Primark
Belt - Primark
Socks - Primark
Shoes - http://www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/5,21/2411000347

Jacket - http://www.missguided.co.uk/sakia-acid-wash-faux-sheepskin-jacket
Shirt - Charity Shop
Dress - Topshop
Tights - Primark
Boots - River Island

Hope you guys enjoyed my last blog post :) x

Friday, 29 August 2014

August Glossybox 2014

I always look forward to receiving Glossybox because it's a complete surprise and you have no idea what it's going to have in it!

I said in my previous haul on my Youtube (Masquerade Belle) that I'm on the hunt to try out lots of new mascaras so you can imagine my excitement when I saw this inexpensive mascara in my box. First off I love that the packaging is pink, however, the packaging doesn't feel the most amazing quality but for the price I can't complain. I have already tried it out and I'm loving it, the above picture is with two coats and I think the formula is perfect it's not too watery but it's not overly thick that it clumps. The brush is also very similar to the Benefit They're Real which is really cool. My first impressions are that this is such a fab mascara for the price and I recommend it to anyone on the hunt for a inexpensive but good mascara!

"Originally created specifically for Audrey Hepburn" now that's how you know a product is going to be fabulous! This is a 40ml sample size so works out at about £6 which is an amazing sample size. There is something about this simple, plain white packaging with the pop of pink text that I love, I feel like if I was to design packaging I'd do something similar. This product doesn't have a distinct scent at all which is quite rare to find in a hair product but I strangely love the fact it's not scented, I find sometimes scented hair products clash with the shampoo scent. I've yet to try this but I shall let you know what I think.

Now one thing I believe is you can never have too many hand creams. The packaging on this one stood out to me the most it's so pretty and eye catching. This product is 20ml so works out at £1.70 for this sample, it is such a good handbag size and it has found it's new home in mine. It is a mango scent which is super summery but it is no overly artificial smelling or over powering. The consistency is not too thick but it absorbs fast and isn't greasy in the slightest which is incredibly because I don't think anyone enjoys greasy hand creams.

Yves Rocher - Birthday Bonus - £3.60 // 3ml

Love getting little bonuses in Glossybox and I'm so glad to see it's by this brand, I've tried the Sexy Plump mascara from this company and I've been eager to try more out. This is such a cute tiny little bottle and the colour it contains is even cuter a beautiful dusty pink. The polish applies really evenly and only take seconds to dry and I also only needed two coats as it was so opaque. I am greatly impressed with this product.

Kryolan for Glossybox Highlighter Cashmere - £12.95

I must admit I thought this was a Benefit product at first because of the logo on the lid but I soon read the the leaflet and felt silly because I should have realised it was the Glossybox logo haha. I love trying out new highlighters and I've never owned one as creamy and silky as this one. I used this product on the top of my cheek bones and on my cupids bow and I was super impressed, it dries fast but remains glowing and shiny. It is a beautiful sheen but contains no glitters in it like some highlighters do. It catches the light so perfectly and subtly. 

Lalique - £67 // 50ml

'A love potion for absolute seduction' UGH I love that line, I find it so satisfying when perfumes are described as potions I have no clue why. The perfumer contains rosebuds and normally I hate floral perfumes but there is something different about this one because it is not overly floral it has quite a musky tone to it. It is a very glamorous and mature perfume.

Sunday, 24 August 2014

VIDEO - August Haul

I just want to say thank you so so much for all the lovely messages about my channel (:

Love you guys :)
-Emma, xoxo

Sunday, 17 August 2014

VIDEO - My Everyday Makeup Routine

I'm thinking that Sunday is going to be my upload day for YouTube! So here is another video, this is my everyday makeup so what I wear to work and it use to wear it to school!

I used -

Oilatum moisturiser
Max factor face finity foundation
Seventeen stay time concealer
Hoola bronzer
Seventeen brows that eyebrow kit
Barry m dazzle dust in 39 eyeshadow
Revlon colorstay liner
They're real mascara
Nivea lip butter

Real Techniques - Expert Face Brush
                          - Face Set

Brushes with the pink handles  (£5!!!!)

I used the same Hunter Hayes music as in my last video :)

I really do hope you're enjoying seeing me on Youtube, I'm loving giving it a go, soooooo much fun!
-Emma, xoxo

Sunday, 10 August 2014

VIDEO: GRWM - Party Editon

Ahhh my second video on YouTube is up! This is what how I got ready for my friends 18th birthday.
Unfortunately I'm sick so couldn't record my voice over because I wanted this video up as soon as possible! Hopefully it still makes sense without my voice over but here's just the steps I took and what I used :)

I normally just take showers before I go out but I wanted to pamper myself so I decided to use a superdrug face mask and a lush bath bomb. Dragons egg is my fav lush bath bomb, it smells so citrusy and fab, it has golden glitters in it that subtly stick to your skin but they don't get everywhere! After I washed my face mask off then washed my hair with my Tresmme shampoo and then applied my Jo Hansford hair mask (the giveaway is still happening on my blog). I normally leave my hair to air dry when doing my makeup.

For makeup I used -

Max factor face finity foundation
Seventeen stay time concealer
Hoola bronzer
Seventeen eye brow kit
Maybelline Colour tattoo  'On and On Bronze' as eye shadow base
YDK from Naked 2 all over
Snakebite from Naked 2 in crease
Revlon colour stay liner
Rimmel gel liner on top lash line
Falsies, bad gal and they're real mascara
Revlon matte lip 'Elusive'

Hair -
Curled with Cosmo
Lee Stanford protector
XXL powder

I then got ready my outfit is from miss guided (swear I'm not sponsored by them I just love their stuff)
Top (on sale for £2!!!)
Shoes - eBay
Socks - Topshop

Nails are my first videos nail art using colours that matched my kimono.

Phone Case -- http://sighh.bigcartel.com/product/coffee-addict-case

Music - Hunter Hayes Instrumentals




Saturday, 2 August 2014

First Youtube Video!!

Here goes nothing,

I just uploaded my first video onto YouTube *eeeeppp* I would appreciate it so much if you lovely readers became lovely watchers(?)/viewers. It's not the best video but hopefully it makes sense and I eventually will improve on my editing and voice over skills, it still a bit awkward talking to my microphone while my brothers sit in the next room hahah.

For the phone case you will need -

A white phone case - I got mine from EBay
A selection of nail polish including a white one - I used Mua 'Lush Lilac', Sinful Colors 'Snow Me White', Barry M 'Green Berry', Miss Sport *not sure of the shade name*, Sinful Colours 'Purple Diamond'.
Cotton buds.
A piece of plastic to put the nail polish on to.

For the nails you will need -
A selection of nail polish, I used the above ones.
Nail polish remover.
Cotton buds.
A piece of plastic.

Again, I really hope you enjoyed it and I'd love to hear your feed back :)
-Emma, xx

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Jo Hansford Hair Masque Review + GIVEAWAY // CLOSED

I am such a fan of treating my hair and trying lots of different mask and serums on it to make it healthy. Due to my ombre my hair is damaged and I'm always trying to get it back to a healthy state. I received this lovely mask a few weeks ago and I was so eager to try it. I have only used it once so this is a first impression, I am going to try it out more and I will do an update on how it works!

When reading up on this product I saw it was dubbed 'the little pot of magic' by Jo Hansford's clientele and this filled me with a lot of confidence that this would be an incredible product. The packaging is such nice quality and for the £28 price tag I'd expect nothing less. It is a decent sized tub which makes up for the price and you only need to use the tiniest amount each time so you will get so much use out of it. The smell is a little fruity, but nothing too artificial or overpowering, it's also like that smell that hits you when you walk into a really lovely salon, it's a nice paste texture which is a lovely change from the normal liquid texture. Even though it is a paste it isn't overly thick and didn't weigh my hair down.

The way you use this mask is very straight forward, you wash your hair then towel dry it and after apply the mask all over your hair, I focused on my lower half as that's where my ombré is. I left it on 5 minutes like it recommended, next time I think I'll leave it on longer, when you start rinsing it from your hair you can automatically feel the results. While my hair was still wet I noticed it was so silky to touch. While blowing it dry I really noticed the salon smell which lasted in my hair for the whole day, not in an overwhelming annoying way in a lovely subtle refreshing way. After my hair was dry I noticed it was sitting really nicely and had a lot of body to it. Normally hair masks weigh my hair right down as it's so thin but this did not which was fabulous. I ran my fingers through my hair from route to tip and it all felt evenly smooth including the ombré section which it hasn't felt like in a long time. 

Can I say this 'little pot of magic' is magic? Right now I can say it felt really lovely in my hair the first time I used it. Also If I start using it more frequently I'm sure the amazing ingredients will start working wonders.

I do have an extra pot that HQhair (thehut) gave me to give to one of you laaaaavly people! To win it all you need to do is follow me on here and bloglovin (for extra brownie points you can follow me on Instagram @emmmairving), then comment below if you could steal any celebrity hair style who's would you want? I will announce the winner August 12th and email the winner :) 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Pixi Palette Review

Recently I received my first ever Pixi product and I was so so excited to try it out as I always see people posting about this brand.

It was kind of love at first sight when I spotted the stunning packaging. The pastel green colour is right up my street so it was so refreshing to finally own a makeup product with pastel packaging. The packaging does not feel cheap at all, it's not a lightweight plastic it is thick and just feels nice quality.

The palette I got is in the colour 'Plum Quartz', which in itself sounds very majestic. The palette contains 6 colours which are a little twist on neutrals, some contain purple tones and others contain golden tones which are such a fun spin on basic colours. I read they are gemstone inspired tones and this completely sold me as I am a huge gemstone lover, they are very precious & gorgeous. Now for my opinion on the colours in action - 

For my first test I used the lightest gold colour with the 4th down golden brown as I thought they'd complement my eyes. I applied them with the applicator that comes in the palette and I noticed this did help avoid fallout, however I noticed not a lot of colour was applying to my lid so I switched the applicator for a brush. I thought the brush would really help make the colours more pigmented and apply better but in all honestly it didn't make much of a difference. The colours applied so faintly and didn't show up as well as I had hoped. I feel like I do always compare pigmentation to Naked 2 as it is just wonderful, so this palette did not have the same strength in the pigmentation department, I feel it is perfect for a really natural look and if you don't like strong eye shadow looks. I thought the second time I used it I'd try applying it with a wet brush and the results were fantastic. I used the same colours and a bit of the darkest one to deepen the crease up, they applied so much more pigmented and looked exactly like the way they do in the palette. 

*ps ignore the brows they badly need done*

Not only did the colours impress me the staying power also made me happy, they last all day without budging and did not crease once despite the hot weather!

To conclude, I really love this palette not only the packaging is lovely but so are the colours. It's a shame they aren't super pigmented but they can easily be built up. I think this is very much worth the £12 price tag and I cannot wait to try out more Pixi products!

Have a fab day,
-Emma, xxx

p.s keep your eyes peeled for a giveaway coming soon ;)

Friday, 18 July 2014

The Dreams Tag

I was completely inspired to try out this tag after watching Gabby's (VelvetGh0st) video recently, it seemed like so much fun!

- What are you currently day dreaming about?

Channing Tatum! After just seeing 22 Jump Street I fell in love with him all over again. The film is so so hilarious I found myself in tears at one point and still laugh thinking about it, Mr Tatum is just an added bonus. So yes I am day dreaming about him and also, going on holiday to somewhere stunning!

-What three items live in your dream wardrobe?

I'd have to say a Burberry Trench Coat as I think they are just such a classic coat that would never go out of fashion, a pastel Chanel bag because they're just so adorable and look amazing and finally these Mini Market Brogues they're all of my favourite colours and I need them in my life!

-Who's your dream celeb look-alike?

Nina Dobrev 100%, she is so gorgeous, classy and has the best wardrobe ever! 

- In your eyes, who's currently "living the dream"? 
Celeb wise I'd have to say the Kardashians because that whole family is stunning and they certainly look like they're living the dream. Also, Nina Dobrev again because I mean part of her job is kissing Paul Wesley and Ian Somerhalder ;). In general but anyone who has an amazing career that they enjoy is living the dream in my eyes.

- What do you dream of more; love or money?
Hmm love? But maybe I could just fall in love with someone with lots of money hahah.

- Your dream holiday escape?

It would have to be Greece or Italy, they both look incredibly picturesque. I would love to go explore them and take lots of Instagram pictures!

- Who's your dream Youtube collab?
I don't make Youtube videos but I would love to meet and hang out with BeautyCrush (Sammi) she seems so chill, friendly and has the best style ever!

- Did your childhood dreams ever come true?
I'm a bit too young to say but as a child I wanted to be a spy, so I'd have to say no, but there's always time right?! haha

- If one of your dreams could come true right now, what would it be?
Oh I would love to design and run my own coffee shop, I have lots of ideas for that, it is a big ambition of mine.

Hope you all enjoyed this tag, make sure you check out Gabby's video and let me know if you try it out yourself!
-Emma, xxx
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