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