Thursday, 24 July 2014


As everyone may have seen, Sammi (Beauty Crush) created this tag over on her YouTube channel! As I do not create content for YouTube (yet?), I thought I'd post my answers here, so let's get on with it! 

1. How many cups of tea do you have a day? + How many sugars?
One horlicks, please! I'm not a fan of hot drinks! If I were to have a tea, it would have about 7 sugars and half a glass of milk - an abomination to British tea drinkers!
Okay.. Maybe sometimes I like Iced Tea but meh.. I wouldn't choose to drink it!
2. Favourite part of your roast?
My Mum does fab potatoes - she crushes OXO cubes over them and then roasts them, I really don't know how she gets them so perfect.. Even the veg is spot on! But pigs in blankets is my all time fave part of a roast.. 

3. Favourite dunking biscuit?
My dunking biscuit goes into a glass of milk.. I love bourbon's. Love them. I could live off them. Bourbons. BOOOOURBOOONS!
Unless it's hot chocolate, and then it's the Leibniz.. Urm.. The ones that have frilly bits of chocolate.. Oh google it.. 

4. Favourite quintessentially British pastime?
I come from a brass banding family.. I love going to the Whit Friday Marches.. How quirky of me!
I also love picnics, going t'pub, and feeding the ducks.. 

5. Favourite word?
Cheesybob! - Woodlouse.. 

6. Cockney rhyme slang?
I know everyone knows this one but it has to be apples and pears, everyone knows what you mean and it's just so British!

7. Favourite sweet?
Rhubarb and Custards or Cola Cubes, it has to be! 

8. What would your pub be called?
The Great Central..
Because I'm from the Midlands - creativity lacking here!

9. No.1 British person
John Hurt is the guy that pops into my head, he's been around for ages!
But then the whole cast of Monty Python.. 

10. Favourite shop / restaurant
The shop that I equate Britain with is M&S! I've grown to hate this shop even though I love it's food and own several pairs of their shoes.. Love/Hate relationship is a definite here..

11. What British song pops into your head?
Bo-Rap! Queen were perfection!
Can I change my answer to number 9 Freddie Mercury? 

12. Marmite.
In sandwiches.
I mean I have to - Marmite is made up the road from me in Burton!
My current boyfriend has a jar of it on an award he got from his previous College!
We do love our Marmite around here..

Feel free to answer these questions, I'd love to see your answers! 

Friday, 18 July 2014


I am lucky not to have too much colour correction to do in my daily makeup routine. Minus  a bit of blue at my temples and, the same as all of us (unfortunately) around the eyes, and a little bit of redness below my jawbone and around the nose. 

I previously used Benefit's boi ing undereye concealer before giving up on concealer at all - every concealer I tried was still a bit too 'peachy' - even for undereye concealer! 

Then, a couple of months ago, I was looking for the MUA concealer wands, when they were not in stock.. I was desperate to find a new concealer, when I came across Rimmel's 'wake me up' range which included this concealer.

This little tube of wonders corrects both my redness and blueness, hides my dark circles, and covers my spots without being noticeably harsh. Some days I can get away with only wearing this concealer and no BB Cream. It really does work wonders! 



I love the consistency, it's a creamy liquid that you don't need too much of. I'm not a fan of the wand, but do use it to initially apply the concealer if I'm in a rush. I usually, however, apply the concealer to the back of my hand and use my real techniques concealer brush. 

I've seen this product popping up all over the blogosphere recently - have you tried this product? Would you try it? Have you found any concealers that work wonders for you? 

Thanks for reading x 

Monday, 14 July 2014


Hiya! I'm currently using the Blogger app.. I posted my previous post using the app, and am writing this post using the app. 

My first thoughts are how hard it is to format posts unless you know simple html. This is annoying for me as I have to swap between the app and a web page. 

With this comes the inability to change fonts, where you want images to be and what size you want them to be, apart from bold and italic. 

On the other hand, inserting images seems to be a lot easier than on the web pages! All you have to do is click the camera icon and insert the photo - pretty much like Instagram/Twitter etc! 

Viewing your blog is just like viewing the mobile site, so no difference there! It's quite sleek and simple to use, and it's easy to swap between blogs if you have multiple blogs. 

I think the formatting of this picture really captures how hard it is to do! For some reason my text will go no higher - frustrating!! 

The settings are quite limited and I do not like this:

It is easy to see and edit each post which is useful for adding labels if you have missed some out. 

For bloggers that are away from a laptop for a length of time, it is easy to schedule posts, edit posts and write posts using the app. I do not feel that it is a long term solution though. 

How do you feel about the app? Could it be improved? 

Thanks for reading! -Laura Emily

Wednesday, 2 July 2014


1. You have to get rid of all your foundations and you can only keep one high end and one drugstore, which do you keep?
I do not usually wear foundation and opt for BB Creams! I would keep my Maybelline Dream Fresh BB Cream and my Clarins BB Cream. This means that I can choose between light and heavier coverage, whilst keeping my skin moisturised! 
2. You go for an interview and the lady interviewing you has lipstick on her teeth. Do you approach the subject or ignore it completely?

Now I can honestly say out of nerves for the interview I may not even notice! However, if I did, I'd ignore it. I'd personally rather found out myself at the end of the day and say 'silly Laura'. If the person interviewing me was a bubbly person, however, I'd probably acknowledge that she has a little something on her teeth!
3. You’re not feeling yourself and need a pick me up. Which lipstick do you put on to make yourself feel beautiful?
It'd have to be a long lasting lipstick.. I might even opt for a nude colour to make myself feel better about my naked face.. I think I'd opt for Avon's Light Rose!
4. You go back in time for a day to your teenage years, how would you do your hair and makeup differently?
I'd definitely not have it cut into bobs so often! My make-up tended to be a bit of brown eye liner, which suited me at the time.. I may have curled it more or even opted for a perm! 
5. You ask your hairdresser for a shoulder length Pixie Lott hair cut, but they hear wrong and give you a pixi cut. Do you a) Smile, say thank you, leave and call your mum hysterical b) Cry in the chair and things get awkward or c) Complain to the manager and demand a refund.
I'm currently growing my hair so would be distraught! I'd like to think that in the end I'd just try and rock it like Emma Watson! I'd probably smile and say thank-you and call my Mum after.. 
6. Your friend surprises you with a 4 day city break and you have 1 hour to pack. Which ‘do it all’ palette do you pack in your makeup bag?
This question is surprisingly harder than I thought it would be! Between the Urban Decay Smoked Palette and the MUA Palette's, I can hardly choose.. The MUA Palette would give me simple, smokey eyes and can be used to create a more dramatic look with packing on the shadow. On the other hand, the Smoked Palette also includes some subtle shades and some dramatic shades including 'unusual' colours such as greens and purples, and also includes eye liner - is that cheating? 
7. Your house has been robbed, don’t worry everyone is safe, but your beauty stash has been raided. What’s the product you really hope is safe?
I generally keep my high end products out so they don't get ruined and lost among my low end products - silly me! I would really hope that my Urban Decay Smoked Palette is safe, as mentioned before. As much as I love my Nars Blush in Orgasm, I can live without blush..
But really my beauty stash would be the least of my worries! 
8. Your friend borrows your makeup and returns it in awful condition. Do you a) Just pretend you haven’t noticed b) Ask them to repurchase it or c) Secretly do the same to something of theirs?
I'd jokily say 'Hey, what's happened here?' If it was completely ruined and broken I'd expect them to tell me what happened and probably have a sneaky cry about it and hope they'd pay a little towards a new/similar product.