Emma Jayne

So it's 2018! How are these years going by so quickly! I swear I only blinked and 2017 was gone! 



Anyway, as we are now all settled into January I thought it would be nice to do a little recap of 2017 and the goals I have set myself for 2018. 

A little look back at 2017

2017 was a good year for me! I got a permanent job, Graduated with a distinction in my Masters as well as really started to experience everything London has to offer. I've been to lots of theatre shows, new restaurants as well visiting a number of new areas around Greater London and just enjoying the fun city life. 

This time last year I made a couple of resolutions in this post, I thought it would be good to re-evaluate these, they were: 
  • Get a permanent job (done)
  • Lose a stone - Technically I did lose a stone during the year, I just also put it back on before the start of this year.
  • Get back to blogging, this is the one I really wanted to look at, I feel like my blogging was a little haphazard and even though I posted the 2nd most in terms of number of post of any year I don't feel like they were that good. I tried and failed at blogvember and I think a more relaxed approach would help me grow this space a bit more. I love my new blog design, but I think I need to take more time writing post on topics that actually excite me, not just for the sake of posting. But let me know what you thought of my content thought the year?
Overall it wasn't awful in terms of completing my resolutions, but lets see if we can do better this year! 

So lets look onto 2018!

I've got a few goals for this year: 
  • Get a promotion/pay rise 
  • Lose a stone and keep it off -following on from last years slight fail! 
  • Instagram & blog consistently I was thinking an attainable goal for Instagram as I maintained a rate of 9 posts a month last year I plan to increase that to 12 for this year. 

So there it is my first post back in 2018 a simple look back at last year as well as a little look forward and evaluation of my goals for the coming year. What are your goals for 2018? – leave me a comment letting me know! 

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Until next time


Emma Jayne
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Today's blogvember post is another little face of the day (fotd). I love documenting some of my makeup looks and today's look is a dark, smoky look, with some purple undertones which I tested out a couple of weekends ago. I used the Freedom Pro Artist Pad Black Arts palette and really liked how it came out. I don't use this palette too often and the quality of the shadows really impressed me particularly as you get 48 colours for £15. I paired it with a deep vampy lipstick and really liked how the overall look came out. 





Foundation: Estee lauder Double wear Foundation (Shade: Ecru)
Concealer: Estee Lauder Doublewear Concealer (Shade: Light)
Powder: Rimmel Clear Complexion Powder (Shade: Translucent)
Bronzer: NYX Matte Bronzing Powder (Shade: Deep)
Eye Primer: Maybelline Colour Tattoo (Shade: Eternal Pink)
Eye Shadow: Freedom Pro Artist Pad Black Arts (Shades: 2nd Row 5th Shadow, 4th Row 5th Shadow, 5th Row 1st & 4th Shadow)
Eye Liner: Upper lash line: L'Oreal Superliner Black Lacquer
Highlight: Mac Mineralised Skin Finish (Shade: Soft & gentle)

I loved how this look came out, but let me know your thoughts. Let me know in the comments what your favourite make-up look at the moment is? 

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Until tomorrow!

Emma Jayne

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Today's blog post is a little tag. I thought it would be nice to do a few of these throughout the month as a way for you all to get to know me a bit better! Today is going to be nice and autumnal with the sweater weather tag.


Favourite candle scent?
I love a good candle but and never someone who sticks to one scent or even brand – this is mainly as I tend to get my candles from TKMaxx and you can never guarantee you will get the same in each visit. Currently though I am in love with the Makers of Wax Goods 'Suede' candle. 

Coffee, tea, or hot chocolate?
D. all of the above! I tend to drink a good milky coffee in the morning (preferably in a Christmas flavour) but, I can never get enough of a good creamy hot chocolate as a weekend treat, and at work i'm always partial to a mint or lemon tea!

What's the best fall memory you have?
My best fall memory is of walking to and from school over frozen grounds with leaves on the floor and stepping on them to hear the crunch. I was always wrapped up warm, but still feeling the chill and I just remember loving it. 

Which makeup trend do you prefer: dark lips or winged eyeliner?
Can I answer both?? I love doing a dark lip, particularly a deep red in autumn, but am more likely to wear a winged eyeliner every day.

Best fragrance for fall?
I love either Viva La Juciy by Juciy Coutour or Decadance by Marc Jacobs both of them are super sexy musky autumnal scents.

Favourite Thanksgiving food?
Now we don’t have thanksgiving in the UK so I’m going to change this slightly to be favourite autumn food, and being British I love a good roast dinner, or a nice hot lamb stew with dumplings, those good hearty meals will always win me over in autumn.

What is autumn weather like where you live?
In the UK it’s generally dark grey and chilly but, mostly dry with occasional rain – I think it’s a bit of a misconception that it rains a lot in the UK – and it does, but in winter and autumn not so much.

Most worn sweater?
This one from Barbour, it actually was my boyfriends Jack's, but he managed to shrink it in the wash so it's mine now. It is super warm and I love the colour.



Must-have nail polish this fall?
I have recently been loving the more neutral nude colours for fall and have recently been loving mink from autograph. The Autograph nail polishes are so long wearing they are perfect for a week at work.

Football games or jumping in leaf piles?
Jumping in leaf piles! I hate football, It's so boring and it's on all the time!

Skinny jeans or leggings?
Skinny jeans 100%. I live in them all year round and wouldn’t change it in the autumn. Also if it's super cold you can put some leggings under for extra warmth!

Combat boots or Uggs?
Uggs they keep your feet so snuggly, warm and sooo comfortable! It's like little hugs on your feet!

Is pumpkin spice worth the hype?
Now don’t get me wrong I do enjoy a little pumpkin spice flavouring, and even bought myself a pumpkin spice flavoured Baileys. However, recently things have gone a bit far, I ordered a PSL in Starbucks and it was bright orange and so over powering! In my view it should just be a subtle flavouring.

Favourite fall TV show?
This may not be a show aired in autumn, but I always tend to re-watch it in autumn as it fits well with the darkness outside and the scenes in the show, but that is Game Of Thrones. I love it, but we have to wait so long for the next season and I do not know how I’m going to cope!

What song really gets you into the fall spirit?
Do Christmas songs count! I always start listening to Christmas songs way too early and they get me so ready for cold wintery weather and then get me so excited for the build up to the Christmas season!

So there we have it the feeing autumnal tag! As this is a tag I’m going to tag a few bloggers to do this as well so make sure you check out their blogs to see their answers! Also Let me know in the comments below your answers so we can all get ready and excited for autumn together.

I Tag:

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Until tomorrow!

Emma Jayne

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Happy Friday Emma-Jayne Readers. It’s Friday during Blogvember which can only mean one thing; Fragrance Friday! Every Friday this month I am uploading a fragrance/perfume related post! This week it’s the turn of Gucci Bloom another new perfume that I’ve had for about 3 months. 


I Picked up Gucci Bloom in Duty free on my way to Rhodes over the summer at London Gatwick. They were promoting it as a new perfume and I was feeling a bit frivolous with my money and was easily sold to. I firstly fell in love with the simple classic clean bottle and then the fragrance to match was lovely.


Gucci describe the fragrance as: 

Debuting the first fragrance developed wholly under Alessandro Michele’s creative vision: a scent designed to celebrate the authenticity, vitality and diversity of women—flourishing in a natural, expressive and individual way. Blended by master perfumer Alberto Morillas under the direction of the House’s Creative Director, Gucci Bloom is created to unfold like its name, capturing the rich scent of a thriving garden filled with an abundance of flowers. Tuberose and jasmine combine with Rangoon Creeper—a unique flower discovered in South India that is being used for the first time in perfumery to create a rich fragrance that transports the wearer to an imaginary garden. The scent is presented in a lacquered bottle, reminiscent of porcelain, in a vintage powder pink shade with a Gucci label appliqué. 

Now ignoring all the waffle there, when I smell it, it is a clean floral fragrance with a light feel about it and when I wear this perfume it makes me feel fresh and clean. It sounds like a particularly spring and summer perfume, but there is a slightly musky undertone that I love and helps to take the floral scent into the autumn and winter.


When I've worn this perfume I find it long wearing and subtle with the musky smell predominantly staying on me. I love these musky fragrances and find that the drop in floral scents doesn’t bother me during the day. This is really a perfect afternoon evening scent for those time when its not appropriate to go for too much of a ‘sexy’ smell, but you want something with a little more oomph – such a evening drinks with the girls or even a day date.


Gucci bloom isn’t a cheap perfume retailing between £52 (30ml) and £99 (100ml) however I would recommend it – particularly if you can find it in a sale as it’s a lovely option to have in any collection. 

Let me know what your perfume loves are right now, I’m starting to get quiet a collection (but, am always on the look out for more!)

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Until tomorrow!

Emma Jayne

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