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2019 New Years Resolutions - 6 month Recap

How is it half way (or just over in fact) through the year?!?! 

A seems like yesterday that i was compiling a list of goals i wanted to achieve for the year ahead with 12 fresh long month to achieve and woooooosh, it's 6 and a half months down & i think it's time for a recap to see how i am doing with achieving these resolutions. 

In all honestly before i start, i honestly thought i was would be working 9-5 Monday-Friday, so a lot of these goals were set to work alongside this expectation, i thought i would have more structure (& a lot more money) but hey ho, life is so unexpected and let's see how my life has worked out differently from what i originally thought...

I'll leave the link here to my original 2019 Resolutions, Goals & Dreams incase you fancy a quick skim through to see what i have been working with here.

'' 1. Devise and maintain a structured morning and evening routine.''
Hmmm, yeah not so much. 
With not have the structure of a full time job, the idea of a set out routine morning and night just hasn't taken place. I still would like to incorporate set things into my morning and evening routine that don't need me to be working in order to have them, so this is something i can definitely work towards in the last of of this year fo sho!

2. Time Save.
No job = more time. 
So i haven't particularly needed to ''save time''. But, i have found myself batch cooking a few different meals to make sure i have a guaranteed meal if i have a busier week than usual. If i know i'm going to be out and about, rather than grabbing a quick sausage roll from Gregg's, i'll take my microwave lunch box with some pre-made chilli, bish bash bosh, i'm fed = time and money saved.

As regards to laser hair removal to save time in the beauty department, this has been a fail. The treatments are pricey and my bank is tiny so no laser hair removal trips for me yet. 

3. Spend more time with friends and family.
To a certain degree, we have been making a bit more of an effort to go and see our loved ones but no has much as i really want. This is the most important goal for me to complete for the rest of 2019. Lilo and Stitch would be furious at me right now for not spending more time with my family, but stitch! That's gonna change! 

4. Maintain gym and eating plan.
Finally something i can say is a full success!!!
I have stuck to my healthy eating and fitness plan every. single. week.
This isn't something that will change. It's a major part of who i am now and is my lifestyle rather than a dream. 

5. Gain a presentable and organised style/wardrobe.
Although not yet complete, i do believe i have been able to achieve some style staples within my wardrobe that I'm chuffed with and along with feeling more positive in my body, i am able to wear things i may have neglected in the past and given them a new lease of life into my wardrobe, which is always nice to do. 

6. Take more care of skin and hair.
My hair has had the pleasure of being cut my yours truly, so maybe it hasn't be treated by a professional for a while, but still, it's had a regular trim every now and again to keep it looking fresh. 
My skin routine has been a little up and down, sometimes i do forget to slap on some night cream but for the most part, i always apply spf, LOVEEE taking my makeup off and thoroughly enjoy lathering my under eyes up with eye cream to prevent dark circles, yay me. 

7. Make a house a home.
Yeahhhhh.... no this hasn't really happened. With no job sort of means no splurging on new home decor in Dunelm mill unfortunately, BUT!! We do have a new addition in our home which i have desired since moving in... a dining room table!! Can i getta woop woop?!

8. Hit 1k on youtube.
It's not happened yet but i am soooooo very close! Today's current number is 723, so i'm nearly there but do you know what, even if i don't move a single number up, i'd be happy with this amount by the end of the year, my youtube is my little happy bubble land. 

9. Organise regularly.
I've gotten to a point of not being able to organise much more would you believe. It has felt so refreshing know that i have been keeping things like the junk drawers and letters organised throughout the year, it helps keep everything under control. 

10. Get a provisional license and take some driving lessons.
Nope, nope AND A BIG FAT NOPE.
Me gots no monies to be spendin on driving lessons, i got a lil cat to feed!


So, looking back at my goals for 2019 so far, i wouldn't say i've done THAT well. I'm a little bit disappointed but i'm going to turn that frown upside down and BE POSITIVE. 

I have 5 months and 2 weeks to get back into shape with my goals and dreams and reach further and further to achieve them, gooooo Emilie!! 

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my post today, i do hope you enjoyed and I look forward to chatting soon, 

Lots of love, 
Emilie xx

June Favourites

Oh didn't June go quick!!
Blimey were now in the 7 month of the year! Get your Christmas lists ready kids!

Lets have a wee little ponder at what has taken my fancy throughout this blast of a month. 

1. Love

It was my husband and I's 10 year 'together anniversary'. 10 years of being life partners, soulmates, boyfriend and girlfriend, i love you buddies, prince and princess just to name a few descriptions.

We didn't have a fancy smansy meal, but what we did do is celebrate with one of our favourite passed times of having a home cooked meal and snuggle on the sofa whilst binging on a series on Netflix.

2. Jessica Jones. 

My husband had to twist my arm to get me into watching the marvel series on Netflix, starting with the Jessica jones series. After so many marvel series binged, I have to say I'M HOOKED to them!
The latest series to appear to our screens was the 3rd series of Jessica Jones and ooft it was a gooden'.

It had action, power, tears and more action, my bum was tightly clenched to my seat most episodes. 

3. Podcasts. 

Instead of music in June, my ears opted for something a little different in the form of podcasts. 
The series i have been listening to is from a gorgeous and oh so inspirational lady called Jenna Kutcher. Jenna has a podcast called GOAL DIGGER, offering so many tips, tricks for your business and life in general. Her voice is soothing, motivating and inspiring to listen too.

I also feel a little bit more productive when i'm commuting as i know my brain is learning little by little and not off into a dream land listening to Mariah Carey envisioning myself driving with the roof down instead of on a bus. 

There we have a few lil tit bits of what i have loved throughout the month of June.

Thank you ever so much for reading and i hope you have a fabulous July, bring on the bbq food ay! 

Lots of Love, 

Emilie xx

Watch to see some more of my recent faves on my youtube channel....

Revolution x Imogenation Palette Review

(In true Imogen style) HELLO HUNS!!

hehe, oh i just Imogen so much & was so ecstatic for her when i found out she was collaborating with one of my fave makeup brands, Revolution. 

Let's take a look at some close up piccies to see them colours Imogen & Revolution have created & melt at the cute names and pigmentation of the shadows shall we?



The packaging itself is beautiful. 
The palette comes in an additional cardboard box which matches the exterior of the main palette. I love the metallic pastel theming and the luxurious feel to touch. 

There are 20 shades in the palette, varying from neutral to bold. 
I love the bright sunset oranges, they draw my eyes instantly & i am in LOVE with the 4 middle soft nudes to add a bit of dimension to the eyelid. 

From left to right:

ANGEL - ivory wedding dress champagne- shimmer
BUTTERFLY (<3) - tropical ocean blue- shimmer
HONEYBEE - Dubai desert sand orange - matte
SHOPPY - a 3 week holiday tan to the Maldives brown - matte
MILLS - clementine orange - matte
IMAGINE - cement brown - matte
YOU KNOW - terracotta plant pot - matte
GET TO KNOW - brick red - matte

From left to right: 

2NICE - camel coat nude - matte
LOVIN LIFE - my body with no tan  - matte
OKKKKK - horlicks drink brown - matte
SORRY NOT SORRY - cadbury dairy milk brown - matte 

From left to right: 

FOREVER FRIEND - sparkly peach/pink tinsel - shimmer/glitter 
HUNS - prosecco gold - shimmer
BABYGIRL - sparkly sunset orange - shimmer 
RAISE N PRAISE - bronzed red toned version of a sparkly orange sunet- shimmer
PINKY PROMISE - moorve or mauve- matte
BERRY BLAST - dark raspberry - matte
TRYING IT - red toned cadbury chocolate bar brown - matte
LIMO - black cat black - matte  

They reflect Imogen's personality down to a T.
My favourite shades have to be FOREVER FRIEND, YOU KNOW & RAISE N PRAISE.

I can imagine packing this to go away with me on my next holiday, can you imagine the sunset eye you could create with this palette, ooft.

The shades are so pigmented, next to no fallout and with this palette being from Revolution it means it's super inexpensive, yay!

I have a GRWM coming up on my youtube channel on Sunday to see these shades in action. Here's the link... Emilie Louise

Thank you so much reading my post today, i hope you enjoyed seeing my thoughts on the Imogention palette from Revolution. 

You can find Imogen's youtube channel here
& you can find Revolution Beauty's website hehe

Chat soon my lovelies...

Love Emilie x




20 Shades varying from neutral to bold

14 Mattes

6 Shimmers

Sturdy packaging 

Large inside mirror

Barely any fall out 

Cruelty Free

Vegan Friendly

4 shadows 2.2g (2nice, lovin life, okkkkk, sorry not sorry) 

16 shadows 0.75g