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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

ALL THE ADVENT CALENDARS YOU NEED..


Christmas is without a doubt my favourite time of the year just like most people.
I am off work, I get to see all my family and friends all in one go, I get presents, I get to eat and drink as much as I want every day for almost a month without anyone questioning what I'm doing, everyone is just so happy, it smells great, the clothes are great- you get my drift its just fantastic. 

Advent calendars are getting bigger and bigger each year, we used to get the chocolate ones at £1 and that was a real treat having chocolate when you woke up every morning before school- orrrr forgetting to take it then having three or four to take all in one go!
Now there are ones selling for £50 and above-FOR CHOCOLATE!! 

I personally am all about the beauty ones, I think they are a great idea to try lots of different products from a brand you love (or have never heard off) that you would never buy the full size verison. And sure it's like a little pick me up present every morning getting that inner child out of us! 

Heres my pick of my favourite advent calendars from beauty to food to alcohol! 
(shop direct by clicking on each image)

1. LookFantasic £79


2. Clarins £60


3. Gin and tonic £95

4. Reese Chocolate £5


5.Yankee Candle 
£75/24.99 SALE (£59.99) & (16.49) 


6. Sleek make up £35


7. Pukka tea £9

8. Ferrero Rocher £10


9. Rituals £59.50


10. Pringles £7.99 


11. Cake Ball £20

12. Eden Mill gin £70


13. Iconic London £120


14. ASOS £55


15. Superdrug Bloom perfume £12 


16. Marshmallows £21


17. Clinique £76


18. Lindt £13.99

19. Glam Sparkle £130 


20. Hotel Chocolat £12.50


Just a few of my personal favourites- I really want to treat myself to a good one this year to try loads of new products, however the Pukka Tea and the Pringles are deffo my favourite so far haha whats yours? 


Thanks for reading, as always 
Emma Jane x



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Tuesday, 25 September 2018

GUCCI GANG


I feel this is something that is very overdue for me to write about to you guys, and by no means am I showing off or flaunting in peoples faces. I genuinely get asked a couple of times a week if not every two weeks and I feel sometimes it is just too long to tell people everything. Yes of course I try and tell them as much information as possible at the time, but sometimes I think they don't wanna see a big paragraph coming back at them! 
Yes, I am taking about my Gucci Belts- basic bitch I know!!! 



For as long as I can remember I have always wanted a small handful of designer things to add to my wardrobe that I will have in years to come and I am so proud to have ticked most of them off, I work hard for what I want. Hell to the yes I would love to have every single colour of Lily under the sun and the purses to match at that but for the price of them I cannot justify it at all. But for staples such as a brown/black bags and belts then yes I can, because I know I genuinely will have them forever! 

I got my Bayswater for my 21st birthday from myself, family and friends and still to this day I treat it like a child, it is wrapped up in its dust cover and stuffed with a towel until I need it. I used this EVERY DAY until I got my Lily so I have 100% already got my worth from it. 
I picked up my Lily in Kildare Village, and still can't believe I done it because it's really not like me, I just bought it out the blue. For once I had money saved up and had a pretty shit year so thought I would treat myself, I even rang my mammy for back up haha. 


My belt was the same, I had wanted it forever and wouldn't stop going on and on about it so my family gave me money for my birthday and my beautiful bestie got me a Brown Thomas voucher for my birthday so it only cost me a third of what it should have been! 
I rushed into it that day, didn't really think and I regret being so rushed and unorganised about it.



Sizes 
I wanted one that wasn't too tight around my hips. I didn't want it to have a tiny wee bit of leather hanging out the end of the buckle but I also didn't want there to be this big long piece wrapping right the way around me from it being to big either. Gucci do not have sizes like 10,12,14 etc they go by 75,80,85 and so on. 
This is where I got confused. 
I rang BT before I went down to see if they had any and I was told that they didn't as there was a waiting list, which I totally understood. However they also said they get deliveries a couple of times a week and sometimes there is extra of each product, so I took the chance and headed on down with the girls. 

When I arrived at Gucci I was told that there was only one left in a size 90, so I tried it on and obviously I fell in love straight away when I had it in my hand!
It was so soft, the buckle was so heavy, shiny and dull all in one and super duper pretty and uck I just didn't want to take it off- I loved it so much already. I didn't even pay attention to everything I had previously thought of when I was wanting to buy it, I was sold hook line and sinker as soon as I got my little mitts on it.
Then when he looked to bag it up for me there was actually a size 85 too, so I tried it but even though they were the exact same belt only one was smaller sizing, I had already got it in my head that the first one was mines and that was it, end of story I had made a bond with it..I was already planning outfits in my head, package it up sir, it's mines haha!

It wasn't until about a week later when I started picking outfits and wearing it even with my PJS (joke) I got to thinking I should have gotten the smaller size as the 90 is wayyy to big to fit around my waist and I had wanted it for that reason as well as to wear it with jeans. Only in the heat of it all I got far too excited and didn't even realise this, I just seen it fitted and that was it. And now even more than a year later, I usually only wear it with jeans as I still haven't got a hole punched in it. So I mostly wear my brown one around my waist when and if I can, and yes this is a 85.



Buckle Size
There is a couple of different options for buckle size in my style of black belt, 2cm (£235), 4cm (£320) and 7cm (£715). 
I got the 4cm one, I personally didn't like the larger one as I feel it is way too in your face and I mean at £715? For real hun? I do love the smaller one and do eventually want it in white but for the black one I wanted the middle size buckle as it is such a staple piece (for me anyway).


Leigh is wearing the 2cm one here to show you size difference in person.

This is the 4cm one on myself.

7cm buckle on Kelly Clarkson 
(as nobody I know actually owns one because they aren't wired in the head)


That is the biggest advice I could give someone planning on getting one, double make sure it is the correct size for you. If you can't get to Dublin to try them on and are purchasing it online, head to cruise fashion in Belfast. They have some and it may not be the belt you want, but you will get an idea of the sizing so you make the correct choice first time. 
So don't go rushing out to buy the £1000 handbag you've been lusting after or rush and buy a £300 odd belt just because you've seen everyone wearing it- make sure its for you. After all you will have it forever, so sit down and really think about it, is it really worth it? 


Thanks for reading as always
Emma Jane x


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Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Mr & Mrs McKay

Morning guys, as I head off for a well earned break I thought I would pop on and tell you lot about the new Mr and Mrs McKay, aka my best friend Margie and her husband (lol) Brian as since the wedding I have had ZERO free time! Loads of people think I just do what I post on my stories every day but trust me, I actually do work loads without putting it on social media haha.



Ok that would have been a great post if I had of actually posted it when I was suppose too.. in JULY!! I am a disaster and the worst friend in the world I KNOW!! AGHHH.. anyway here is the post now Im done crying :) 



I have known Margie for 13 years, and Brian for around 10 which is absolutely mad when I think about it, but the fact they are now married is even madder to me! 
Just like Ciara and Rory’s wedding, I have been asked loads about Margie and Brian’s wedding venue, the stunning Drenagh House Estate , Limavady.  
They wanted this venue for so long as it is so beautiful but yet so quirky- it is literally Margie and Brian in a venue. The old fashioned house, the stunning marquee and the acres of grounds around it-so picture perfect.

They picked the date and everything else fell into place, Friday 22nd June 2018. 




I had the pleasure (I say that now as the stress is over haha) of being one of Margie’s bridesmaids walking her down the aisle to the love of her life, when it is someone so close to you it means just as much to you as it does them. Myself, my sister Ciara, Margie’s niece Caillee and Margie’s sister Dawn all had this pleasure. 
We are all pretty easy going, as much as people would like to contest this, I think I am and no matter what I said about ‘I am not wearing a pink and yellow polka dot dress no way!!’ I didn’t really mean it, if she wanted that I would have went with it haha. Luckily Margie has a fantastic sense of style and dressed us to perfection, down to our earrings everything was perfect. I mean, look at these dresses.. a-mazzzzinggg! 









We got these along with Margie’s wedding dress in Wedded Bliss, Portglenone. Honestly the most amazing staff, each and every time we went in to see them they couldn't have been more helpful towards her, and the selection of dresses are to die for! 


Now to the part everyone wants to hear about (now you've seen the dress!) the Venue!
Luckily there was no weddings the day before so we could head to the marquee on the thursday with a team of 12 ready and waiting helpers! Just like Margie, she had everything down to a tee.. despite (including myself) shouting ‘Margie where is this going? Margie how about this? Margie! EVERY two seconds. However we got it done and dusted in an hour and 30 minutes anddd even had time for some tea, homemade cookies and a grand tour of the house before it was home time- got a little sneak peak of my bedroom (the part I really wanted to know about lets be honest haha)










Every single time I turned around I wanted to take a picture, and now their pictures are back we can relive the whole day again. This is why I love photos SO MUCH!! We obviously didn't get to see them some of the day because they were on their own for pictures, or we were getting pictures took, so I didn't get to see some of the things happening and you get to see it all when you get the pictures back, I love it! Look at all these pictures, honestly can't choose my favourites I love them all! 
What am I not going to be like when I get married, I will need about 5 different photographers on the go to capture everything.. front back and side angles at all times haha.

Heres to the happy couple, 10 years down- 90 to go! 




Thanks for reading, as always
Emma Jane xx




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