Monday, 29 September 2014

My Month | September

As you may have gathered things have gotten very busy for me in the last month so I am very happy to now have the chance to sit down and catch up with you all. I am currently sat on my sofa with a cappuccino so let's have a chat about what I've been up to in the past month.

Well I got into college for a start which is without a doubt the highlight of my month. If you'd like to read all about my experience with choosing new A Levels and moving colleges click here to find out all about that stuff. So yes I am back at my A Levels and gosh it has been a bit of a shock to my system. Going from doing a part time course where I never had any homework to 3 A Levels, two of which have masses of coursework is such a shock and I can't describe it in any other way. I feel like all I've done this month is work and complain about how tired I am. I mean I've done A Levels before but wow the adapting I'm having to do is crazy as is the amount of caffeine I'm consuming on the daily at the moment.

So far the subject I'm really enjoying most is photography, which may not surprise you at all considering the way I blog. Our first topic is portraiture which a lot of people in my class aren't too pleased with but personally I really like it, it's nice because you have a structure to your photos but you can experiment as much as you'd like so it's quite a nice one to start off with I think. Honestly I feel like if I had not started my blog and decided to get a camera I wouldn't even be doing this subject right now and honestly that's one of the reasons I love blogging so much, it gives you the freedom to find out what you really enjoy because of the freedom you have to just do whatever you want. I will have to write a post some time about why blogging rocks because I just feel like it's had such an impact on my life even though hardly anyone sees the posts I write here.

If you fancy seeing some of the work I've been doing in photography click here to see my college photography blog which is currently being packed with portrait photos I'm taking and work from other photographers I've been looking at.

In other news and it may sound really sort of vague but with being busy, meeting new people and having more of a passion for something I am just so much happier than I have been for so long. I don't want to get too deep on you all but one of the reasons I started my blog was actually to distract and disconnect myself from how unhappy I was just over a year ago when I started Emmihearts. I had just had the worst year of my life at a college I hated and I didn't feel like I had anything going for me and because I was quitting my A Levels back then I just felt like a failure and that all the ambition I had as young teen was just wasted. And I just want to take this opportunity to thank those of you that leave nice comments on my posts, you don't know just how valuable they have been to me and how much compliments especially have helped me regain my confidence and find my passions in life.

After all that emotion and college stuff I thought I would end this post with a little update on what is happening with the blog at the moment. I've decided to post at least 3 times a week as because I genuinely am working non stop at the moment it's just unrealistic to try and post daily like I used to. But hopefully you're finding that my new posts are of a better quality now and don't worry about me stopping blogging because I am very much committed to this little corner of internet I have and if you have anything you'd like to see do let me know but I have made a lot of effort to make sure that I have pre prepared posts for you.

Thanks so much for reading, so how has your month been? 

Friday, 26 September 2014

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics

When it comes to shower and skincare on the high street Lush is where I go 80% of the time. I fully agree with the company's ethics and love their product innovations. They have some of the best scented products around with just as good quality. So as a way of showing my love for the brand I thought I would create a bumper post for you all with some information about the company and my top ten favourite products that I have tried!

Tuesday, 23 September 2014

What's In My Makeup Bag | Autumn

Autumn has come around in full force and with a new season comes a new array of products to keep with me in my makeup bag. Of course it wouldn't be right if I didn't show you the contents of my makeup bag in regular doses so here is everything that is currently stashed away in the depths of my trusty Cath Kidston bag!

Friday, 19 September 2014

My Everyday Pink Lipstick

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in Pink In The Afternoon | £7.49

This is most likely the worst time of year to start talking about a pink lipstick but today I wanted to share the pink lippy that I have worn most in the past few months. I've raved about Revlon lipsticks a lot and they are definitely my favourite high street brand for lippies, there is just so much choice and for what you pay the formulas are really good.

Pink In The Afternoon is a milky pink shade with a creme formula. It sits on the lips like a velvety balmy hybrid and although it doesn't last as long as some more expensive lipsticks, it lasts pretty well for a balmy lipstick of it's kind and sits on the lips comfortably. I really struggle to find pinks that aren't too warm or cool but this is the perfect in between shade. My sister actually picked this out for me and I'm so glad she did because it's become a staple in my collection. I do recommend checking out this shade, I wear this stuff all year round and it's a perfect everyday shade.

What is your current favourite pink lipstick?