Thursday, 6 November 2014

// Double Denim //


I've really been loving autumn so far, and this outfit is definitely one of my favourites to wear during this time. I went on a really cute walk the other day and thought it would be the perfect opportunity to take a few pictures of this outfit- I hope you enjoy! 

Grey ribbed crop top, Topshop, £26
Ripped Denim Jacket, Primark, £28

'Around the World Watch', Urban Outfitters, £26

JuJu 'Babe' Jellies, JuJu, £20

MOTO Black Joni Jeans, Topshop, £36

Tartan Scarf, Primark 

'Blanc', Essie, £7.99

Emily x

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Lush Christmas/ Halloween haul


As the days have gradually started to get colder and the nights longer, it can only mean one thing- Autumn is finally here. One thing I really miss during the Summer months is long soaks in the bath with my Lush products. Yesterday, I finally managed to take as trip to Lush, where I was delighted to find out they'd released their Autumn/ Christmas range (yes, I know it's only October…) Me being me, I went slightly over-board, considering I already have a few products at home to use up.

The first product I bought was an old favourite of mine- Candy mountain. This is a bubble bar so, not only does it turn your bath a lovely shade of pink, but also fills it with bubbles (Lush products never disappoint with the amount of bubble they can create!) If you're not a fan of sweet scents, I advise you avoid this as it can seem very sickly! However, I personally find the scent delicious. 

I picked this up purely because it looked adorable! The 'Melting snowman' bath melt smells of Christmas spices and is packed full of oils and butters to moisturise and soften your skin. I would probably use this alongside another product as I like my baths to be bright and interesting, however this looks like a great product which I'm really excited to try out!

The 'Wizard' is another adorable bubble bar that I picked up. Unfortunately, most of the Halloween range had sold out, but luckily there were a few of these left! The bar itself looks really cute and kind of reminds me of a character from Adventure Time… not sure if its just me ;) The 'Wizard' has lots of oils in it to help soothe and refresh your skin so it looks like a really great product!

'Shoot for the stars' was the only bath bomb I picked up and it looks amazing! I bought this last year as part of the Christmas range, and so felt obliged to re-purchase as it was so nice. The scent is 'Honey I washed the kids' so again another sweeter scent. When used, this turns your bath a shimmering, midnight blue colour which looks amazing!

On a slightly different note, I also purchased the 'Snow Fairy' massage bar. This is really great for moisturising and also has a slight shimmer. 'Snow Fairy' is by far my favourite Lush scent as its really sweet and delicious :)

The final product I bought was 'The Christmas Penguin'. Unfortunately, its managed to loose it's beak, but its nonetheless adorable. This is another bubble bar and smells quite citrusy (I'm sorry I'm so bad at describing scents…) 

I hope you have enjoyed this post, please be sure to let me know in the comments what you think! 

Emily x

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Playlist #1-October

Pinch, punch, first of the month ;)

October is by far my favourite month- mainly because its my birthday but also because it's officially autumn. I can finally bring out the massive coats, chunky jumpers and fluffy socks without it being socially unacceptable and I love it :)

I have seen so many people doing 'monthly playlists' and I thought it would be a nice extra post to do each month. My music taste is quite (ok very) varied but I hope there'll be something in there you like. This is basically just everything that I've been listening to non-stop recently :)

1. One (how ironic)- Ed Sheeran

Gah I just love Ed Sheeran. I would put the whole X album as the playlist but I thought it would be better to have some variety.

2. Trail of M&Ms- Gareth Pearson

My friend showed me this song recently and I've just been continually playing it non-stop. Gareth Pearson is amazing :) This is my go to feel good song. Literally, you have to listen to it- it's impossible not to smile :)

3. Chandelier- Sia

This is such a good song omg.

4. Mirrors Mind- James Sharp

My friend wrote this song and I just think its really cute and catchy. I literally haven't been able to get it out of my head. Please check out his youtube channel:

5. Gives you Hell- The All-American Rejects

I literally only just discovered this band but this is one of my favourite songs of theirs :)

6. Amnesia- 5 Seconds of Summer

I couldn't do a playlist without putting a bit of 5sos in. This is their new single and, although they didn't write it, I still love it and it gives me goose bumps whenever I listen to it.

7. Anaconda- Niki Minaj

I'm sorry… its just really catchy :)

8. All about that bass- Meghan Trainor

Emily x

Sunday, 28 September 2014

// Pastel Hues //


So I've finally started to fill up my wardrobe for autumn (I am so excited!) and I thought it might be quite nice to share one of my favourite outfits. Although autumn is normally about deep, rouged colours and thick jumpers (which I have many of) I still like to add a dash of pastel here and there. I paired the knitted pastel top with the Mom jeans to take away some of the 'bulky' masculine look they can give off and the jelly shoes are a must! Another reason I love these shoes is because I don't feel so short!! When it finally starts getting cooler, I would wear them with socks, but at the moment, this outfit is great for the 'in-between' season change where its neither too hot or cold! 

Mom Jeans, tampered leg- H&M

Juju 'Babe' Jellies- Juju

Lace Hem crop top, pastel pink- Topshop


Emily x

Sunday, 21 September 2014

2 Months and 200 followers on...


So today is a huge landmark for me as, not only have I been blogging for a grand total of 2 months now, but 'Through the Looking Glass' has also reached 200 followers! This is amazing for me as I honestly never imagined this kind of response so quickly!!

I thought it might be quite nice to do a 'What I've learnt since I've started blogging' as when I first became a blogger, I found these types of posts really helpful and interesting.

1. Stop comparing your blog to other people's

This is something I'm still trying not to do, but just remember that you are your own person and your blog should be individual and this is always lovely to see when reflected in someone's blog. 

2. Make sure you post regularly

Its amazing what a difference it can make to your hits when you're posting every few days instead of once a fortnight.

3. Put in lots of effort

I know that sometimes it can be difficult to fit blogging in, but the more time and effort you put in, the larger rewards you'll receive.

4. The numbers will come- just be patient

When I first started my blog, I would always be disappointed when I was getting minimal views everyday. However, it was so rewarding to see my audience and views growing daily after a length of time so don't worry- just be patient and put in lots of effort and you'll reap the rewards.

5. Blogger Etiquette

This is something which is just acknowledged in the blogging community- when you enjoy someone's post, share a comment- its surprising how far it can go. Also, it's great to take inspiration from other bloggers, but inspiration and copying are two completely different things- don't do it!

6. Photos are vital!

Not everybody wants to invest in a high-tech camera and that is absolutely fine- however, always include pictures when writing blog posts- this will help to attract your readers attention when looking at them against other people's posts.

Thank you once again for 200 followers- it means so much to me! I hope you have enjoyed this post, please let me know in the comments :)

Emily x

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Clinique Cheek Pops Review


So over the past few months I have seen so many bloggers raving about Clinique's new blusher release: Cheek pops. As there'd been so much fuss, I decided to purchase one a few weeks ago.

The shade I bought in question was 'Ginger Pop' as I felt it complemented my fairer skin tone much more than the bolder, more vibrant hues. There are 3 other shades in the collection and, after having a look, it seemed like there would be a shade for everyone and every look. 

Ginger Pop has a warm, reddish colour with a pinkish undertone which is great for day to day make-up as it adds a subtle, flushed look to your cheeks. in the packaging it looks like it has a slight shimmer to it, although personally I find it has more of a satin effect. The slight sheen gives off a healthy look on your cheeks. The other shades, Berry Pop, Peach Pop and Plum Pop have a much more vibrant pigmentation, hence why I chose the Ginger pop as it has a much subtler and some what softer effect. 

In the packaging, it just looks like an average, powder blusher (minus the gorgeous daisy of course!) However, when you wear it, the blusher feels like a hybrid between cream and powder. Another bonus is that it doesn't look/ feel chalky once you've applied it and, as a result, its so easy to blend!! The blush applies evenly with no patchiness and with one, light stroke you can easily create a natural flush. On the other hand, you can easily play it up if you want to go for a slightly bolder look. 

Another amazing plus to this blusher (things keep getting better!) is that it has an amazing lastage. While using it during the summer, I found that it only tended to fade when it was extremely hot. 

There is only one negative thing that I can find about this blusher, and that is the fact that the packaging doesn't come with a compact mirror although this can easily be forgiven due to the adorable print and casing. Also, as I previously mentioned, you don't particularly need to re-apply it very often at all so a mirror isn't necessarily. 

Overall, this is a great product which I am looking forward to getting the rest of the shades in. Unfortunately its limited edition but this product is definitely worth purchasing!

Emily x

Monday, 8 September 2014

Tunisian Adventure


If you read my last post, you'll know that for the past fortnight I've been on holiday. We went to Tunisia and saw some of the sights so I thought it might be quite nice to do a short photo montage.

Tunisia was such a fascinating place and it was so interesting to witness a completely different culture and way of living. 

Emily x

Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Back to school- My essentials


First of all, sorry for my lack of posts recently- I have been on holiday ( blog post to follow) and didn't have access to a computer. On a better note, it was amazing to see that when I can back from holiday, this blog had reached 100+ followers!! I still can't believe it :)

I know that your Youtube and Bloglovin' feeds are more likely than not already filled up with hundreds of 'Back to school' posts but I decided to throw another into the mix anyway!! As I'm going into my fourth year of senior school (wow, I feel old…) , I've discovered some vital things that you should take with you to help you get through the day. 

// You never know when you're going to need a tissue :) //

// My lips get chapped very easily and so I just keep them hydrated by using this throughout the day //

// I use this before lunch and any other time I need it because you don't know who else has touched the banisters…  Mango is my absolute favourite Body Shop scent!! //

// I bought this the other day from Paperchase purely because it's the most adorable thing ever! Pencil cases are so handy as otherwise I'd constantly be rummaging around in my bag for pens //

// Compact mirrors are handy for doing your hair after P.E. and during the day for quick check-ups. I got my mirror from Majorca but you can get them from virtually anywhere! It comes with two mirrors, a magnifying one (which can be a bit scary!) and a normal one. //

// I always need bobby pins to keep my hair intact and hair elastics for PE. I keep them in this cute little tin to save them from getting lost in my bag. //

So, there are some things that I always keep in my bag for school, sorry once again for my lack of posts last fortnight!!

Emily x