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Sunday, 22 March 2015

A Quick OOTD

Sunday, 22 March 2015

This OOTD (Outfit Of The Day, if you were wondering :) ) was actually quickly snapped a few days ago. I was getting ready to take my dog out for a walk and realized I hadn’t done an OOTD in a while (in fact I’ve only done one other! here’s alink if you’re interested) and decided to take some pictures of my outfit to share with you.

I wasn’t actually planning to do an OOTD today, but I’m currently away and the photos for the post I originally planned are still on my camera’s memory card back home. Argh, the frustration! I guess it’s just something to look forward to, right?

Unfortunately the photo quality isn’t the best, (as I said these photos were taken quickly with my phone) but I think you can still get the general idea and I like to see what other people are wearing so I decided to share them regardless. :) 

Anyway, for the walk I wore: a pink sweater with a maroon scarf and a pair of dark blue skinny jeans.

EmmasBeginning OOTD outfit of the day

EmmasBeginning OOTD outfit of the day
(the awkward close up haha!)

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EmmasBeginning OOTD outfit of the day
(....and me casually looking away haha) 

:)



Sunday, 15 March 2015

Beauty Haul

Sunday, 15 March 2015
EmmasBeginning Beauty Haul
(top nail polish Ladylike; bottom polish Lilcaism)

I was only going to the store for another bottle of Soap & Glory’s Calm One Calm All Bubbling Bath Soak (which I’ve previously raved about here) but, me being me, I needed to peruse the beauty aisles and ended up with a couple of extra goodies!

As I walked past the nail polishes and magazines I decided to treat myself to a bit of a spa night (I was there to buy bubble bath after all!).

Of course I can never pick just one nail polish (they’ve SO many to choose from), this time I was torn between two gorgeous Essie nail polishes, Lilacism and Ladylike. Since they were on sale, and I’m not the best at making up my mind, I did the only practical thing to do; I bought both (okay maybe that wasn’t the only practically thing to do).

Then I added the latest issue of Marie Claire with Margot Robbie on the cover to my basket. I think she is absolutely stunning!

I left the store feeling fairly satisfied and ready to enjoy my little spa night. :)

It’s funny how you can enter a drugstore intending to buy one item and end up leaving with a basket full of things; at least that’s how it usually goes for me! Whoever designed the layout of those stores really new what they were doing!

Do you ever go to a store to buy something specific and end up leaving with more than you intended? If you do, what are the little tidbits that you tend to add to your basket? I’m curious!

:)

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Top 3 Lipsticks For Spring

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

EmmasBeginning Top 3 Lipsticks For Spring
(left to right: Nude Rose, Chérie Bow, Pink In The Afternoon) 

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and the daffodils are in full bloom! Ok maybe not quite, but the weather is warming up and the snow is melting and I’m definitely ready for it to be spring!

I have always loved wearing pretty pink lipsticks in spring, and this year is no exception (I even have a Pinterest board dedicated to it!).  With the weather finally improving I decided to rummage through my makeup and pick out some of my favourite pink lipsticks for spring!

Clarins Rouge Eclat Lipstick in 01 Nude Rose 
I would describe the colour of this lipstick as dusty rose. The lipstick its self feels very creamy and moisturizing. It just glides on perfectly.

Dior Addict Extreme in 356 Chérie Bow
For me this lipstick is one of those, “my lips but better,” colours and in this case, a bit pinker (of course)! This lipstick also feels super moisturizing and creamy. It has a bit of a shinny finish as well, which really gives it a fresh look.

Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick Crème in 415 Pink In The Afternoon
I have mentioned this lipstick before, here. This is definitely the pinkest lipstick of the three. I also get the most use out of it. Partially because of the lower price point (and therefore the less guilt in quickly using it up!) and partially because it’s such a bright, happy colour.  I love pairing it with simple eyeliner and mascara for a fresh spring look :) .

What’s your favourite lipstick colour to wear in the spring? I would love to know and hear of any suggestions you might have!

EmmasBeginning Top 3 Lipsticks For Spring

Monday, 2 March 2015

Five Favourite Food Posts In February

Monday, 2 March 2015
EmmasBeginning Five Favourite Food Posts In February
I came across quite a few fabulous food posts in February. I decided to share my top five today because I honestly can't get their mouth watering deliciousness out of my head!

So, without further ado, here are five scrumdiddlyumptious recipes from February!
Salt And Chic || The Sunday Post: Everyday Is Pancake Day
It seems that Amy of Salt and Chic shares my belief that everyday should be pancake day. These are some of the most delicious looking pancakes ever! Piled high with fruit they make for an amazing breakfast or brunch :)

The Londoner || Slutty Brownie Sunday 
This is not your average sunday. Rosie of The Londoner knows a thing or two (or billion) about delicious food and this slutty brownie sunday with it's "layers of warm, gooey brownie, cookie dough, Oreos, ice-cream, pecans, tangy raspberries, and frothy whipped cream," does not fall short! 

The Lovecats Inc || BAKING: Chocolate Whoopie Pies 

This chocolate whoopie pie recipe from Helen of The Lovecats Inc is sure to cure your sweet tooth! To me whoopie pies are basically like combining all the goodness of Oreos with all the yumminess of cupcakes, and who would argue with that? 

Designlovefest || Strawberry Shortcakes
These strawberry short cakes look so light and fresh (not to mention delicious!). If this recipe doesn't put you in the spring/summer spirit I don't know what will. 

Milk Bubble Tea || Easter Chic Chocolate Cupcakes (stuffed with dairy milk caramel eggs)
It's not too early to start baking Easter themed treats. Especially not when they look this good! Seriously, they're so well decorated I might not even want to take a bite (who am I kidding? you know I'm going to eat them).

If you still have a craving for more tasty treats then you're in luck because I'm adding in a bonus recipe! It's one of my own delectable desserts, a recipe for Cinnamon Hearts Chocolate Bark. :) 

I hope this post has you inspired to get into the kitchen and do some baking (I know I am). Or maybe even helped you plan a fun (and yummy) Sunday afternoon? 

If you know any other recipes I should be checking out please let me know! 

:)

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