Monday, 6 November 2017


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


Wednesday, 11 October 2017


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

Friday, 15 September 2017


Hey you lovely lot, hope you are all having a better day than me!

As I type this up I am currently looking out at the pouring rain and the realisation has sunk in that yes, I am in fact home and nope, I am no longer sitting by the marina with a glass of rosè in hand with the blazing sun hitting down on me! The holiday blues have well and truly hit this one.. I NEED to get another little adventure booked or I am going to go crazy (well crazier!). Once I get on a plane and get that bug in me again, I am obsessed and need to continue to book places to go and this time, for once, I want heat and relaxation and not the busy streets of London Town! 

Last weekend Ryan and myself headed off for a last minute, well deserved long weekend to Spain, just incase you happened to you know, miss the thousand of snapchats I happened to post while I was away! The heat and the relaxing weekend was exactly what I needed, it couldn't have been better timed in my eyes! 
The only thing I thought I would 'dislike' about the trip is the lenght of time it takes on a plane, I adore getting on a plane, the whole build up, the airport and actualy travelling itself I do love, but I was worried about it being that 'in between time'. One hour or ten hours I don't mind at all, but that three and a half hours I felt would drag in! After we got a drink (and some pringles of course) we stuck a movie on and boom, before we knew it we had landed to the 33 degree heat! 

As most of you would have seen what we got up to on holidays on my snapchat anyway there is no point in me blubbering on in detail about what we done day in day out, this little post is just for me to tag my outfits as so many of you girlies have been messaging me about what I wore when I was away! 

I LOVE this dress, I love anything with a plunge basically! Because I have small chest I feel I can get away with it as such, one time I am actually greatful for not having more than a handful haha!! 
I did however get the totally wrong size and needed to roll the sleeves up and tape it to keep it from gaping, I am usually a 10 on Missguided and sometimes a 12 depending on the type of clothing so hence why I went for a 12 in this, thinking it would be small fitting but nope- I should have got the 8!
Click on the picture to shop the look! (My heels are Primark)

We spent the day at a beach club on our second day, eating, drinking and chilling out beside the beach being waited on all day- it was perfect! 
So many girls messaged me about this swimsuit, it really is so flattering and so so comfortable to wear, although I had to go up two sizes in this, maybe why it was so comfortable! I have attached a swimsuit that is as close as I can get you girls, as the other one is sold out! BUT this one is on sale- so it is a win win really!!

I have had this top for about a month now but never got the chance to wear it so thought I would leave it for going away and it is honestly so comfy and in my eyes perfect for night time on holidays, it didnt 'hurt' my sunburn or anthing like that! 
I teamed it with a black highwaisted ripped denim skirt from Missy Empire about 5 months ago, that again I never got the chance to wear it! 
Obvouisly my belt had to make an appearance right? Who was I kidding, I wasn't leaving it at home!
Click the image to shop the top, but click here for a similar skirt.

Later on in the evening we met up with my friend Katie from Katie Andrew the blog and her boyfriend for a few drinks, it is so strange seeing someone from home on holidays but it was so good to bump into them two aswell! 

We spent the day at the beach and a water assult course on our third day and it was honestly one of the funniest and funnest things I have ever done on holidays!
 I just wore a bikini all day until we headed into the shops, and for me to get a blow dry, clearly?! Heaven forbid I would have to do my own hair once in a while haha! 
This little top is so bright, so perfect for holidays! agh these photos are seriously making my blues even worse- one tab is open on sky scanner here as I type! 
Top- Click the image
Skirt- shop here
Shoes- River Island last year
Bralet- Primark
Belt- Primark 

This was my favourite look of the whole holiday, and aparently all you lot too! I love love love this dress! Even better still, it is in saleeee!!
I felt so comfortable in this even when eating. And I think this will be so nice paired with a leather jacket and a pair of black sock boots coming into the winter instead of just getting one use out of it! 

Of course our last day had to be the warmest, teasing us to stay on- Oh how I wish!!
This was another chilled day, having a lazy morning, lazing about by the apartment pool, then having a stroll into the marina for lunch before we headed to the airport for our evening flight. 

This bikini is PERFECT for photos, not so perfect for being in a pool if you get my drift! But luckily there wasn't anyone else around when we were in the pool so nobody got to see too much- just Ryan who was forced into being my photographer haha but he did so well bless him for putting up with me!


This little dress was again perfect for the weather on Tuesday, it was 34 degrees this day. So something loose fitting and light was 100% needed for a scroll around.
I must be all about the bargains recently cause this was a complete steal, shop it below!

Not bad for fitting ALL this plus my make up into hand luggage ehh?
For the way home I popped into Stradavarious and got a cute striped tee and a pair of ripped jeans, becasue clearly the rain was awaiting us in Belfast and the floaty dress just wouldn't have been ideal haha so guys, where to next? Get picking Ryan!! 

Thanks for reading as always
Emma Jane x


Wednesday, 26 July 2017


Happy humpday everyone- what a miserable day it has been in Ballycastle today. But when it rains it means I get to catch up on everything I have been missing out on recently- aka doing my posts!

As probably every one of you lot have seen on my Snapchat or else some form of social media, I was in Dublin at the weekend to buy something I have wanted for what seems like a lifetime to me- My Gucci Belt.
I would say my friends and family are probably happier than me that I finally got my hands on it -because they don't have to listen to me going on and on about it every single day- no joke that was me!

A lot of people, in fact, most people, have said to me that I am 'mad' for spending that amount of money on 'just a belt' and you know what, they are probably right with everything that goes on in the world, but I work extremely hard for everything I buy, whether it is £30 or £300, and if I want to treat myself then who is anyone to judge me on that, as my mother says, "you can't take it with you, so enjoy it while you can," and she is so right!

I phoned Brown Thomas during the week to see if they had the one I wanted in stock and the lovely lady told me that they didn't have any of my size in stock - I was so devastated as I really wanted to buy it when I went down to Dublin rather than having to order it in store or else online- I had waited long enough, three more days just wouldn't cut it haha

When we headed down, of course my first stop was Brown Thomas- in case anyone else was as mad as me on a Sunday morning you know?! (which by the way I would highly recommend NOT doing that train journey with a hangover or 2 hours sleep!) When we walked into Gucci they had a few sizes left, both of which weren't mines. I asked the man did they have any sizes except the ones on display and I honestly thought he said he would look and check for me out of politeness, so I started looking at the bags and my friend Margie came behind me and told me that he had took a couple out of the drawer, inside I was doing cartwheels and jumping up and down but I tried to act like a normal person and not a complete lunatic and play it cool- yeah that lasted around two minutes until he handed me them to try on and the inner child screaming up and down was released haha!

I tried both sizes on, gucci85 and gucci90 and I felt that the 90 sat better on me, there was more room at the end of it, so if I lost or most likely gained weight there would be the leverage there for me and it wouldn't be wasted as I am not joking, I will NEVER have this off me no matter where I am going or what I am wearing!
And as quick as that- it was mine!

My parents and sisters gave me money towards it for my birthday last month and my amazing best friend Margie gave me a 100 euro gift card for Brown Thomas towards it, or whatever I wanted, but let's be honest, it was never going to be spent on anything else except the belt was it?! So it didn't actually cost me that much, still a lot of money 'for a belt' none the less, but I think it is so worth it!

We headed to a few other shops and of course, Penny's, we kept to last as we knew we would have the biggest bags from there! Dublin is such an amazing and beautiful city and the shopping is amazing-the rate for the euro just isn't the best at the moment, but a weekend with all my girls will have to be spent here for sure soon!!

Thanks for reading girls, as always,

Emma Jane x

Pink Jacket is Primark, but shop here for a dupe.
T-shirt is Levis- Shop here.
Black mesh polka dot top- H&M
Black bralet- Shop here.
Denim Jeans- Shop here.
Black Jeans- Shop here.
Belt- Shop here. 


Friday, 7 July 2017


Hello darlings!

Trust me to catch a cold/flu at the start of July, I haven't stopped sneezing this day- I am literally Sneezey from Snow White right now and nobody is giving me any sympathy, so hopefully someone does after this haha only joking I am sure I will be 100% again tomorrow, nothing a hot water bottle, an early night and a few cups of tea won't cure...right? Wronggg, I am heading to a wedding party tonight so anyone who sees's me there- avoid at all costs ok?!

So many of you gals have STILL been asking me about mine and my girls' race day outfits for Down Royal a couple of weeks ago, especially since Red Thread popped it up on her Facebook and Instagram over the past few days. I love it when you lot ask me about outfits or opinions on clothes, that is part of the reason why I started Emma Jane in the first place, because I love getting asked stuff like that. When I used to work in retail and customers used to buy the clothes in the shop because they saw it on me or another member of staff - I loved that feeling! I know- I'm weird af haha

Down Royal is one of my favourite days out and Ladies' Day happened to fall the day before my birthday this year, so it was such a brilliant excuse for a big Birthday outing and I was so thankful that everyone made the effort, even though they probably wanted to go to the races anyway- I'm saying it was all for me ok? haha
But my girls that could make it came along and we had the best day from start to finish, what's not to love about getting dolled up, drinking, eating and having the best craic with your best friends in the sunshine? Nope, nothing could beat it and I cannot wait for the November races, yes we are already planning them!

Last time I went to the races I wore a dress and I loved my outfit so much, don't get me wrong, but I just wanted something a bit different this time - I wear dresses all the time, so having something like what I wore this time around was definitely 'different' for me. So many people this year were wearing something different than the 'standard races outfit' and it was so amazing to see people in their own comfort zones wearing what they felt most comfortable in and not being afraid to either.

Although my outfit was still very much me; baby pinks, rose golds and a top made entirely of sequins? I mean if that isn't me then I don't know what is!
I feel like my outfit was definitely topped off by my amazing fascinator, it tied the whole outfit together and took it from a normal dressy outfit to a 'Race Day' outfit! I love love loved it as always. Sara is one talented little lady and I know she will go so far with this business, so many of you asked me where I got it from and, of course, it's from none other than my girl at Red Thread Bespoke Fascinators!

My messy side up do was by none other than Benny Okane at Mcgills in Ballycastle, getting up at 6.30am for me-what a star!
My bag was on sale in Monsoon at £12- bargain! 

Sinead dress was from Pretty Little Thing. It was so nice to see Sinead so dressed up, she looked a million dollars, love this look on her!

When I put a picture up of my bestie's shoes the day after the races you guys legit went crazy for them on my Snapchat, I had to put up a code for them on ASOS. But for those who didn't get it, I'll tag them below, as with everyone else if it is still available! Both of these girls looked stunning as always, trying to out do me on my birthday how dare they! Only kidding, they looked every bit the best-dressed lady- love!!

Margiie's amazing fascinator was hand made my the ladies at Prim and Penny and Ciara's was from our little sister who got hers online!

I got to spend some of the day with my blogger girls who were there too, how amazing do they look? So unique! They have links to their outfits on their social media sites linked below!

Massive thank you to everyone who wished me a Happy Birthday and those who commented on my outfit, I got absolutely spoilt rotten by my friends and family as always. Turning the dreaded 25 wasn't as bad as I thought you know!

Can anyone guess what I am FINALLY going to buy with my Birthday money? As if you lot don't know, I cannot contain my excitement to get it - I will never have it off me!

Thanks for reading as always
Emma Jane x

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