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Friday, 1 December 2017

HO HO HO..

ITS CHRISTMASSSSSS!!

It is the first of December so that means it is officially 'get your Christmas jumpers out right now' mode! I am literally that person you see in mems on facebook that when it turns midnight on the 30th of November I am there putting my on my Christmas PJ's and singing all the tunes! I LOVE Christmas but I do think November is just a tad too early, but December is totally acceptable obviously! 

If you saw on my snapchat I was at the Christmas market in Belfast on Wednesday, and it totally put me in the mood for all the festive things to come in the next three weeks! I want to do as many Christmasy things as possible this year as I am off from retail for the first time in around 7 years I think, so if you guys know anything hook me up.

Tonight, however, I am heading off Winter Wonderland with the in-laws and I am BUZZING! I will be more excited than the two kiddies going for sure- using them as an excuse to be involved in everything this year- heads up Lauren haha

So what do you wear to all these festive events? Christmas Jumpers of course! I have one jumper I wear every year, but I keep it for our family photo on Christmas day. I have two other ones in the house but I need to get a few more as some of them are just far too cute not to wear! And its freezing so you need to wear them anyway, right?! 
Here are some of my top picks from this years Christmas jumpers on the market..


     


      


        


         

      



 

       


                                


       


       




   


     

    


I think there is something for everyone in that selection hopefully, and that isn't the ones we have all seen in Primark too! Hopefully you get some Christmas jumper inspo from this lot. I'll be posting all about tomorrow on my snap so make sure you give me a follow! (emmajanemooney)


Thanks for reading as always
Emma Jane xx





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Monday, 6 November 2017

GOLLY GOSH..

Afternoon ladies! How is it Monday already never mind how the hell is it November already?! Christmas countdown is officially on! YAY!! The past few weeks have been crazy busy which I love! Between work, events and fashion week last week its been mad. Finishing it all off this week with a few more events then it is officially my 'summer holidays' and I am finished work until February, every year when I say this I still pinch myself- I am SO lucky to be able to have these couple of months off and what better time of the year!! Tonight I am attending the Ladyboys of Bangkok in Custom House Square, Belfast with some of my blogging girls and I am SO excited I have always wanted to see this show! Follow me on snapchat to see what its like! emmajanemooney


Anywayyy at the start of the year, I done a little review on some Gosh products I was kindly sent and I blogged about all my favourite items here.
I cannot live without primer, just cannot do it- I tried and failed. Some people don't like using them and that is totally a personal preference but it always makes mines and all of my clients makeup last longer and go on so much more smoother. I ranted and raved about their Velvet touch primer and still to this day I find myself buying it when I call into McMullans Chemist, it is honestly one of my favourite ever primers. Then a couple of weeks ago I was so kindly sent another package from Gosh cosmetics to try out a few of their newest products.
As you lot know I am always 100% truthful when it comes to my reviews and I would never ever post something or recommend something for you lot that I honestly did not feel was a) worth the money or b) a good product full stop. 
OK, so now all the blabbering is out of me I will get down to the actual review, I am just going to mention my favourites of the lot. Gosh I really can talk can't I? haha 

First up is their new Plus Skin Adapting Primer- this has a lot to live up to with me. I didn't know what kind of primer to expect but I wasn't really expecting this. To me a primer is that velvet feel product that smooths over all your wrinkles and lines etc rather than just a 'face cream' like product. Basically this is a multi functional colour releasing cream that enhances any skin type to leave it with a healthy even glow all over. It can be used as both a primer for under your foundation or just on its own if you want something light and moisturising. I personally still prefer the velvet touch primer as I feel it does glide on smoother but I know my mum loves this on its own for something light during the day as it adapts to her skin. 


Liquid lipsticks are becoming more and more popular, especially matte effect ones. I was sent three stunning colours and I think I would have choose these three anyway, you know me and my nude/pink shades- obsessed!


  



The applicator on these are what impressed me the most- they are the perfect size for your lips. Now obvousily before everyone shouts, I KNOW we all have different size lips but you know what I mean. It is long enough that you can cover the whole lip in one swipe, but not too big that you have to get a funny angle to get it all covered, make sense?!

They aren't too sticky either, matte is VERY hard to wear and to try and pull off a good formula and I THINK they have it nailed. That sticky dry feeling is the worst, your lips hate it and you hate it too. These glide on effortlessly with a nice soft feel and then dry to a matte texture and DO NOT BUDGE. Literally do not budge, now everyone knows how much I love food and how I am always eating something during the day and these did not move, I mean better than Kylie did not move! I could not get over it I really wasn't expecting it to be so so good.  There are 8 different shades to choose between so you will deffo find something you like in them!
Price point wise are they worth it? YES! They are usually £11 but are now on offer for £8. When you put them against the likes of MAC and Kylie I feel the quality is JUST as good, so why pay more?




Lastly Contour and Concealer, now these pair I was really looking for testing out as I am so so fussy when it comes to concealer and only trust two types, one for my brows and one for under my bagssss!
I tried the concealer both ways and found myself going back to using it more on carving out my brows than I would under my eyes. Great for everyday use for something quick and easy to get the job done.
I like FULL coverage for under my eyes without being too heavy and for me this didn't have the coverage in it for that particular job. It was so smooth and light to put on and blended really really easily, but it just isn't full coverage enough for me but for someone who doesn't want as much coverage as myself then it would be perfect for you.



Contour, now this was different- out of the two sticks I love this one so much more. Just like the concealer it goes on so smooth and is SO easy to blend out. The shape of the stick is great because it is nice and thin, it can go down my nose and cheekbones for a nice light contour but if I wanted it more heavy for heading out I just double up on the strokes, and there is a couple of different shades to choose between depending on how dramatic you want it! I have the Medium and it is perfect for my normal day to day make up shade. Sometimes when you blend out a contour stick or cream products they take your foundation off underneath or else they don't last at all- this one did the opposite! DID NOT budge any of my make up underneath and blended out so well. This one gets a thumbs up from me for sure! 







PS- In the next month or so at selected dates I will be McMullans chemist Ballycastle and Simpons chemist Portrush, showing you all the new Gosh products and all my favourite products too- and even doing little make overs on you guys! I'll keep you posted as to when they will be!
You can shop all the products on the GOSH website as I have linked them for you guys, but if you want to pop in and see them in person for yourself (wayyyy better) then McMullans Ballycastle and Portrush have a full stock list!




If you do get some, let me know how you get on with them! Happy Shopping lovelies and have a FAB week!

Thanks for reading as always
Emma Jane x








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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

KEY TRENDS

Happy hump day my dears!
With all the amazing fashion events on at the moment, it's hard not to get caught up in it all. This afternoon sees one of my besties and style guru Melissa Riddell present a style workshop at ABC style week in Banbridge town hall. I however, have a bridesmaid fitting so cannot go cheer her along but, I know the event and Melissa will be fab, so if you can make it get your tickets for later on today and the rest of the week here it's not too late!


There are so many trends this season and most of them we saw at the West Coast Cooler Fashion week launch back in August at the amazing Bullit Hotel Belfast, which was presented by none other than boss lady herself- Cathy Martin. 
Cathy showed us loads of key trends that we would be seeing this A/W in our stores and she certainly wasn't wrong, I have seen nothing but what we saw that day and I am still obsessing over them all.
Red, Metallics, Velvet and the Prince of Wales check to name just a few, here is some of the selection showcased on the day. 






All amazing right? If only I looked as hot in them as the models do!


Here are some links to some pieces I loved that you can grab, and get yourself a fashion piece for the season ahead if you haven't already- just click on what you like to direct you to the web-page.


    






   








Remember to grab your tickets for the West Coast Cooler Fashion Week here. It runs from the 26h-29th October so you have loads of opportunities to attend them! Every year the event gets better and bigger and with a classy new venue this year its set to be the best yet, hope to see you there! 



Happy Humpday lovelies 
Emma Jane xx



Fashion launch photos by the amazing Brendan Gallagher
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