Thursday, 7 May 2020

Luxe Gal

Hey beauts, hows lockdown treating you all this week? Can't believe we are on Thursday already, weeks are flying by!
Anyone like me but and just snacking and shopping basically 24-7?  Yip ok thank god for that! πŸ™Œ

We are all loving loungewear at the minute, super comfy for being around the house, it makes you feel better instead of staying in your PJ's all day andddd all the sets out at the moment are super cute! 😍


This pink jogger set is probably one of my favourites, clearly because of the colour! I wore this out of the house (for my essential shopping!) with trainers and it is actually really comfy. The bottoms didn't fall down- pet hate!! It was good thick material that you couldn't see through it, it didn't stretch out of shape throughout the day and I loved the three quarter length bottoms to make it feel a little bit dressier for when you are out and about. I'll be able to mix and match the top and bottoms with something else too so won't only be able to wear it as a full set, win win! 
I opted for a size XL as I am bigger on the bottom half than the top and it worked well in that way, they weren't super tight on the bottom and the perfect baggy fit on top! 
I am 5'8 just for reference. 






This grey jogger set is a little different, it is long sleeve V neck and has full length bottoms. This one will just be for the house for me I think! The bottoms don't come up as high as the other set, especially at the back for me so I wouldn't feel comfortable heading out in them without either a baggy hoody or oversized tee covering my bum! The top fits great and love the long sleeves, especially if this rain is to keep up. I got a size M in this but I would recommend going up a size instead of opting for your own normal size just to make it that little bit extra comfy and baggy, but of you like it fitted then just have your normal size!



Prepping for after lockdown? Me too! Here is some other pieces from FemmeLuxe that I will be heading out in when lockdown is over and the girls can reunite again! 

This is something I thought I would never wear before, but I actually love it! I personally feel that the ruffles on it are super flattering, it hides the tumtum! 🐡  I got a size 12-14 but a size 10-12 would have been fine as there is loads of stretch in it especially in the shoulders and arms. 




Jeans and nice top, something we will never take for granted again! You can never go wrong with a dressy top, it will always be worn! I love leopard print and for me it is also something that will always be worn. I can already think of loads of outfits to wear this with, black skinny jeans, mini skirt, leather trousers and even pop a turtle neck or shirt under it for that layer affect! This is my first date night outfit when this is all over for sure!



I am seeing these all over at the moment and I am loving them, Cargo trousers. 
A twist on your black skinny jeans almost, again loads of different ways to wear these. Dressed down with a hoody and trainers or up with a bodysuit and heels!
I've paired them with a simple body suit here and I love the fit of them, very thick material too which I think is fab in trousers! These are probably my favourite out of everything, there is a few different colours in them also! 



Let me know if you pick anything up and where is your fav place to shop during lockdown?
Thanks for reading, as always 😘
Emma Jane x




*items gifted to me but views are my own*

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Monday, 4 May 2020

Ten minute make over..


I'm not going anywhere anytime soon it's grand, I don't have to leave the house so whats the point, nobody is going to see me sure? Absolute cert we have all said at least one of these during this pandemic, right?! Thought so πŸ˜‚
 However sometimes popping on a 'quick lick of make up' makes all the difference, not only to your appearance but your mental health too! It might sound stupid to some people, but getting up, dressed and ready as if you were really heading out the door can make a world of difference!

So many of us are used to routine, having the whole day planned for us without even really knowing it. Now that it has almost all been took away from us, we haven't a clue what to do with ourselves! Well maybe not everyone, but I know I don't most of the time!
One thing that really is helping me in all of this is actually getting ready and letting on to myself I have somewhere to be, I NEED to get ready! (even if it is only for a few hours!)

I do know that so many people are still working from home, or have families and houses to look after so it isn't going to be something that a- you won't have time to do and b- can't afford all the expensive products that you see online either!
So this it is just a simple, everyday 8 minute make up routine that I personally find easy and affordable! 😊



I start of by having my face washed, cleansed and moisturised. I know everyone has their own little routine but I personally just use a hot cloth around my face, followed by my one-step facial cleanser on a cotton pad followed by two pea sized amounts of my Multi-active day lotion!
For my day to day make up I don't use primer, I find my moisturiser is enough as I am not looking for a totally full coverage look anyway.
However, if I was to use a primer, this is my all time favouriteAgain I personally just add lashes as I can apply them quicker than a full coat of mascara and I don't feel complete without a pair to be honest πŸ˜‚





Product list: 
Foundation - £9.99 
Powder palette - £3.50 
Highlighter - £4.50 
Mascara - £5-8
Eyeliner - £9.50  
Eyebrow pencil £7.99
Eyelashes - Primark £1
Lipstick- Primark £0.90!!!


*The NYX eyeliner is a dupe for KVD tattoo liner- it is half the price, it is way blacker and lasts longer too!!*

*The eyebrow pencil is something I never thought I would be using again as I had became so in love with pomade but this will change your life! AND if you use my girl Melissa's code you'll get 20% off too!!* (MELISSA20)


Let me know if you currently use any of these products or are going to give them a go!!
If you try anything out of these, please the Technic contour powder palette! Hands down my favourite palette in this world, insane!!

I hope everyone is staying safe and looking after themselves in all of this, thanks for reading as always 😘
Emma Jane  x
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Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Make up removal



If I had a penny for every time I was asked how do you take your make up off at night, I'd be a rich girl! Honestly one of the most asked questions on Insta for some reason! 
So finally I did a super quick video on it!
The products I use are; 

Even though I used to work for EstΓ©e Lauder and I actually couldn't live without ANR.. I am obsessed with Clarins skincare. I have used it for years and just love it so much, it really works for me. I always get a big bundle for Christmas and it lasts me sooo long! 





Start with shaking up the eye make up remover to mix the product together, using only one cotton pad drop a little product on the pad and wipe away gentle- a little goes a longggg way! 

Wet the make up cloth with hot water & wipe your face until clear (the hot water helps open up all your pores too for the next part)

Use a pea sized amount of the cleanser and rub on to your damp skin. I then remove it with the other side of the hot cloth, then splash my face with water and use two cotton pads to dry my face.

Shake up the one step cleanser and use a cotton pad to apply this over the face to remove any make up that could still be there.

Finally I apply one pipette of ANR to my face and rub it in gentle, avoiding the eye area. 


This is just what personally works for me and I find that 9/10 my skin is usually very clear, this is only what I use to remove my make up not my skincare routine however I do use ANR at any opportunity I can!!
 These really are my holy grail products and I wouldn't be without them- they all can be used on all skin types, they are great quality and last such a long time! I've linked all the products above and below but anyone local to Ballycastle- Castle Pharmacy is my local supplier of Clarins and counter manager Maggie is AMAZING at doing a one to ones, finding out what suits you and your skin and your budget!! Let me know if you guys decide to try any of these products!




Thanks for reading, hope this helped a little! 
Emma Jane x

  

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