September Favourites 2014

One of my favourites things about Youtube and blogging is monthly favourites. I love seeing what bloggers and Youtubers have been loving and its something unique to that blogger. I think its fun to find new products through these types of posts due to it being a huge statement, something you really remember using and loving in month.

This month has been a really busy one, I have enjoyed using a couple more products than my last favourites as only two stood out to me in August. This month I have enjoyed using products from Make up Revolution, Rimmel, Essie, Witch and a book Gone Girl.

Two nail polishes I have enjoyed using this month are both from Essie, Strut your stuff and Cute as a button. Both have been on my nails, taking turns every week for the past month. I love how pretty both colours look on, Strut your stuff is one of my all time favourites I have ever purchased. 

I have been loving so many foundations this month, that never happens. I am loving the new Rimmel Nude foundation, it sits well on my skin and it looks flawless. A light foundation that has a great coverage is something I have been looking for, for years. This one ticks all the boxes and I know I will purchase again. I use the Max factor primer before using this foundation and they are the perfect duo. I also have been loving my new panda make up bag from Primark, I got this for my trip to London next week. Two products that I will be taking with me in this new make up bag is the Revlon liquid pen and MeMeMe mascara, the mascara opens up my eyes and gives my eyelashes a pop. Its not clumpy it sits well on, it separates my eye lashes beautifully. 

Make Up Revolution is a brand I have been loving since they started, I recently got the chance to try out the lip crayons in all the colours and I can confirm they do not budge on your lips. I honestly had to scrub the product off at the end of the day, they stay put. These lip crayons are water proof and they live up to that. I have been loving the shade Sunday Girl, each colour works wonders and there is a shade for all seasons. 

NKD Skin is something I have been able to try via amazing goody bags and I can confirm this is something I would continue to use. I am planning on using this again this weekend in preparation for the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards which is exciting. I head down to London on Monday at half 9 in the morning, we are having a couple days in London. So this is going in my bag and coming with me in case my tan needs a top up. I want a slight glow due to my dress having some white on it.

I can confirm Gone Girl is living up to all the hype, I cannot put this book down. I am so excited to see the film next week. At first I was worried that it was going to be boring due to it taking a while to get started but once it does, its brilliant. I have not read a good book in years but this one I have not been able to put down.I'm not going to go into detail in case I ruin something by accident but it is worth all the hype, Have you read this book?

What have you been loving this month?

Meet The Blogger #4 : All About The Style.

I know I love to find new blogs to read, I am forever scrolling down the categories on Bloglovin searching for some amazing reads. I thought I would start a new blog post that I would like to do weekly, meeting the bloggers behind the blog. I love to find out more about the people behind the blogs, I hope you will too. Meet Emma behind the blog All About The Style! 

1. Tell us about your blog?
All About The Style Is a Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle blog, where I share hauls, reviews, new product information, and any other bits and pieces I feel you girls would love to read! I have always been a bit of a makeup hoarder, and absolutely love the fashion world, All About The Style is a place where I can share my passion and knowledge with you all, and just to have a general chit chat! 

2. What made you start your blog?
Fashion and Beauty has certainly been a passion of mine for years, ever since I was a little – Girl, you know I was that annoying daughter that used to raid all my mums make up and strut around in heels 10 sizes to big for me! I have always had a passion for writing too, so it seemed like the perfect combination. I am actually now studying Fashion Journalism at The London College of Fashion, as I have realized – through blogging – that it is a career I want to go in to.

3. where does your inspiration come from?
My Inspiration comes from a multitude of areas. I love to read, I pretty much buy every fashion magazine that comes out each month - Guilty! - as well as reading fashion books. I’m currently reading The Beautiful Fall by Alicia Drake, which is all about the feud between YSL & Karl Lagerfield, which is really interesting! I also get inspiration from others, I read so many different blogs and watch countless Youtube videos, most of the time I’m either reading, writing or watching something. 

4. What item of clothing or product could you not live with out and why?
A certain clothing product that I could not live without would be in no question my black ankle heeled Chelsea Boots. I practically live in them, they are so comfy and I love how they look with so many different outfits. On the other hand, a product I could not live without would have to be my Collection Black Liquid Liner; I have worn black winged eyeliner on the daily for years, so when I don’t wear it I feel like I look so different.

5. What is your favourite part about blogging?
My favourite part of blogging is definitely the blogging community, and being able to talk to and share the same passion with so many lovely people. I particularly love the #bbloggers chats on twitter, as everyone comes together to discuss different products or areas within the blogging world. I have to say I also just love writing, and the fact others read my posts is just a bonus to that.

6. What type of blog post do you love reading?
I love reading organizational posts – Is that weird?  – I love seeing how people plan their blog posts, and stay organized with their blog. I can be a bit of an organizational freak, which is probably why I love reading them.

7. What advice would you give to someone wanting to start a blog?
Do it! If you are considering it, or really want to do it but are scared of what others think, just go for it. It is something I wanted to do for ages but was worried about what people would think, but I thought past that and I am so glad I did, I really love blogging and the community, so my advise to you, whether it is a beauty blog, a fashion blog, a DIY blog, anything that you love to write about - go for it.

8. How do you stay organised when blogging?
I actually have a post on this, which will be up on my blog soon! I basically have a notebook, which I divided into days. I do it weekly, and plan what post will be up on each day. I then have a page where I write posts I want to write, any ideas that I have, and then a ‘Things To Do’ list. My to do list tends to consist of products I need to photograph, or things I need to update on my blog and so forth. I would love a professional blogging book, but for now my little note pad is working just fine.
9. Where would you see your blog in 5 years time?
I would hope in 5 years time that my blog will consist of some really great, original content, have developed my photography skills and (hopefully, although not at all important) have a wider readership following. I would love to be able to include my blog as part of my career, however it being a hobby is something I love to do, and If I have the same passion for it 5 years on I will be more than happy.

10. How has blogging changed your life?
It introduced me into a career I hadn't thought of before, and from this, I have been able to develop my writing skill and gain a place in one of the best fashion schools there is, - Something I can’t quite believe. I have met some lovely people and have somewhere to focus all my rambling and random thoughts. I really do feel it has had an impact on my life and I wouldn't change it for the world,

If you would like to get involved in my new Thursday blog series please email me at or tweet me @kemples1

Don't forget to share some love over at Emmas blog All About The style!

Whats in my AX Paris goody bag?

On Saturday I attended the AX Paris AW press day and received this amazing goodie bag. Thank you to Ax Paris for such a lovely day and an amazing goodie bag filled full of great products. If you want to read what we got up to at the event head over to this blog post. 

I was really excited to see what was in the goodie bag, it looked full of exciting products. Once I started looking through my goodie bag on the train I was so excited to see some of my favourite products and some new ones to try. I am looking forward to trying the Raw cocoa body scrub, I might keep this for my shower before the Cosmopolitan awards. I know I will be using the Vintage Cosmetic eye lashes for the awards too, they are new to me too which is exciting. The body butter lotion is one of my favourites in this goodie bag, it smells heavenly. It left my skin feeling super soft and it was just what I needed after a pamper bath that night.

One thing I was also so pleased about was that there was a Barry M gelly nail polish in there. One I don't own already which is a miracle, I am excited to wear the colour this season. Lee Stafford Keratin blow dry spray is one product that I am excited to use, its something new to me and I know keratin is great for your hair. I am excited to take some of these products with me next week to London. 

Such a generous goodie bag, I just want to thank all the brands that contributed to this and for Ax Paris for organising such an amazing event. I am super excited to use some of my favourites again and I really enjoy finding new products to try. I will do more reviews on some of these products to let you know how I got on with them.

I hope you enjoyed seeing inside the Ax Paris Aw press day goodie bag!