The Glitterati 2 Year Anniversary Unboxing!

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I have spoken about the Glitterati multiple times on this blog so hopefully you will know all about it by now. If not here’s a quick explanation- the Glitterati is a monthly subscription box in which you get at least £50 worth of awesome hair accessories. You also get access to an exclusive and super fun facebook page where you can chat and hang out with the other glitterati gals as well as a special gift on your birthday. So yeah, basically it’s fucking rad as balls! To find out more click here,and if you do decide to sign up quote my name (Emma Robinson) when signing up and we will each get a voucher to spend on the Crown and Glory site!

Anyway, August 2016 marks the 2 year anniversary of the Glitterati! 2 years of amazing glitter filled fun! I have been a member since September 2014 so nearly the whole time. I’ve had so much fun receiving my box each month and planning how I’m going to wear all the fabulous pieces. The facebook group has really been the cherry on top of the mega pie that is the Glitterati. So many amazing women all in one place sharing selfies, achievements, plans, worries, pet photos, the list goes on. It has become so much more than just a subscription box. I have had the pleasure of going to five different Glitterati meet ups now. Each one has been so much fun! I’ve made so many friends and taken so many selfies. Seriously, this group has been life changing and given me so much confidence so thank you so much to Sophie and Gareth for bring us all together and of course to the amazing souls who make the Glitterati what it is- a family.

On to the unboxing! I’m really getting into filming videos for youtube lately so I decided to film an unboxing video. I had so much fun filming it… not so much fun cleaning up… you will see what I mean if you watch the video below!

Happy Birthday to the Glitterati! Here’s to another year of awesomeness.

If you enjoyed the video please subscribe to my youtube channel to see what I get up to next. Feel free to comment on this post or on the video to let me know what you think.

Toodles.

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So I Vlog Now! Adventures in Cardiff

I have had a Youtube channel for a while now. I made a few videos a year or so ago but kinda didn’t really follow through with doing anymore, although I do frequently make guest appearances on my sisters channel. But vlogging has always appealed to me. I love documenting what I get up to and I’m not easily embarrassed so filming in public is not a thing that scares me. So when me and Sarah went to Cardiff on a mini break last week I though fuck it, lets give this a go!

As I said, this is my very first time vlogging so I did forget to film a lot and have some pretty chin-heavy angles. But all in all I’m pretty proud of myself. Even after editing the footage down I still had enough to make two decent length videos. So I hope you enjoy! If you do feel free to pop over to my channel and subscribe, although I will always cross post my videos here as well so you won’t miss out either way.

 

And for a bonus here’s my wee haul video that I made when I got home. It includes all the goodies I brought minus some cute denim shorts that I forgot to add in and the food I got at Simply V because I ate it all, ooops! I’ve been on a roll lately.

So yeah, let me know what you think in the comments.

Stay rad!

Toodles.

 

Dance Like There’s Nobody Watching

I was going back through my saved drafts on this blog and I came across one from about a year ago. There was no writing, just a link. A link that turns out to be one of the funniest clips of me ever from years ago:

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Yep, that’s little old me, 6 whole years ago! I love the enthusiasm, joy and just not-giving-a-fuck-nes I appear to have in this clip. I need to work on capturing that more in my everyday life. I need to just be myself and not get self concious about things. 15 year old Emma, thank you for inspiring present day 21 year old Emma, lets go kick life in the butt and have a silly old boogie while doing it!

Toodles.

#GirlsOnTour- Cardiff Haul

I was going to write a whole post about my weekend in Cardiff but my brain appears to be taking a day off and all attempts to write about it have been futile. I had a great time in Cardiff and really want to go back soon but apparently I cannot write about its awesomeness! Instead I will share my Cardiff haul video with you. I filmed this just before going to Download Festival this past weekend. It features lots of fun, affordable summer pieces and a fair few makeup items as well as some odd bits and bobs. I hope you enjoy.

There will be a post about Download hitting the blog sometime late this week/early next week. I have been such a busy bee lately and am going away again this weekend, so I’m  sorry that my blogging schedule is all over the place. When things settle down a but next month I will be creating a schedule and attempting to stick to it.

Toodles.

My Trip to London!

So as you will know if you read my last blog post I went to London about a week ago. My main reason for going was the Glitterati party however I decided to make a weekend of it with my friend Saskia who lives in London.

I was super nervous about travelling up on my own. The furtherest I’d ever been alone before was Exeter and that was all by train. This was a 6 hour coach journey from Plymouth all on my lonesome. I made sure to get some Rescue Remedy pastels after one of the Glitterati girls recommended them and packed my ipod and a good book to tide me over. The journey was actually much better and easier than I expected it to be. Everything ran to schedule until we hit central London, which is kinda to be expected, and I got a lot of reading done. Saskia met me at the station and all was good. We took a tube back to hers and had a good catch up over Dominos pizza.

We had a few places we wanted to visit on the Saturday before I went to the party and the first one was Cuppa Cha in China Town. Saskia had been going on about bubble tea for ages and I was super keen to try some but when we got there it was sadly shut. Undeterred we decided to pop along to the new 3 storey Lush on Oxford Street and come back later.

Oxford Street Lush is freaking amazing! It’s so massive and colourful and just heavenly for a girl like me. We spent a good hour wandering around the floors just looking and smelling before I even put anything in my basket. What I found super cool and odd is how each floor smelt totally different. On the top floor, where all the bath bombs are, I was tasked with finding my sister one of the 200 exclusive products that she would like. After some fun demonstrations I went with the Frozen bath bomb and an “I am a radiant being” bath oil. On the middle floor I had my arm ex-foliated with this awesome soap-powder stuff. It’s kinda like washing powder but for your skin. It made my arm super soft. We then went down to the relaxing bottom floor and both had an arm massage. So calming after the rush upstairs. I was pretty reserved and only bought myself 3 things. (At the end of this post I will include a haul video so you can see everything I bought whilst away.)

After all that Lush intensity we decided it was time to go back to Cuppa Cha then get some lunch. The bubble tea was amazing! I went for a mango tea with strawberry popping pearls and it was both refreshing and fun to drink. It’s a pretty weird sensation having the tiny bubbles pop in your mouth, releasing extra favours, but it was so fun and I bought 2 more bubble teas from another place while I was away. We then went to Yo Sushi for lunch which was pretty nostalgic for us because we ate in the same place we went to almost 4 years ago! I successfully managed to eat my whole meal, including noodles, with chopsticks which is a serious achievement for me. We then went to Topshop for a browse but only bough one thing before heading off to Kensington for the party. We promptly got lost but were eventually saved by an army of glittery angels but you can read more about that here.

I caught the tube back to Waterloo from Kensington with a little help from the wonderful Glitterati member Amber. She made sure I got on the right train and told me where to change for which I am forever grateful. I usually get panicky trying to plan things and figure out where I’m going but once I am on my way I’m fine. Saskia met me from the station again and we went back to hers and spent the rest of the night watching Eurovision and getting way too into it! I love watching Eurovision with friends, you never really know what to expect.

On the Sunday the plan was to go the the East End Thrift Store however due to a bus replacement we got kinda lost and confused in Whitechapel and ended up going for a cheeky Nando’s instead. It was surprisingly yummy and I can confirm much banter occurred and we did see some “lads”. As we had some time left after our cheeky detour we decided to pop back over to Topshop so I could get something else and we could just have a bit more of a browse. Saskia ended up getting the most amazing varsity-type jacket with “Girl Gang” embroidered across the back. So cute and so perfectly her.

H&M ended up being out final shopping destination and I was somewhat overwhelmed by just how many floors there were! You could so easily get lost in there! I picked up a bunch of things to try on but before I got to the changing room I noticed a photobooth. I never like to pass up a good photobooth moment so of course I was digging around in my wallet straight away. We put the money in and looked at the screen expecting instructions but before we could even sit down the flash went off and the first photo was snapped! We managed to sit down and somewhat compose ourselves for the second shot but I love the above result! It’s very silly and us.

That night we chilled out eating cookies and doing facemasks, embracing the sleepover vibe. We also had a rather hilarious suncream related incident where everything in my bag ended up covered in it! It was one of those disastrous times when just when you think you’ve got everything sorted more goes wrong and more mess is caused. I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard for a long time though!

On the Monday I had to go home, boo hoo. We of course took a goodbye selfie before heading back to the coach station. I bought the biggest doughnut I have ever seen from a vendor near Victoria coach station. It was almost the size of my head and boy was it delicious. Om nom nom indeed! At the station I had the pleasure of encountering a super happy, bubbly bathroom attendant. She really brightened up my sad, going home day. I got back to Plymouth ahead of schedule which was awesome and my Dad met me and took me back home to Falmouth. I had an amazing trip and after travelling up on my own I feel like I can do anything!

I filmed a wee haul video showing all the things I bought in London if you are interested. If you like the video remember to give it a thumbs up and maybe even subscribe.

Toodles.

Things I Love Thursday

Welcome to yet another week of gratitude and awesomeness. I rediscovered my “Book Of Awesome” this week. Basically it’s a moleskine notebook where I used to recorded my gratitude lists before I had this blog. Upon finding it I decided to start using it again so have been writing day 5 things I am grateful for every day. Gratitude is such an important thing and recording it can be transformative. Since I started writing gratitude lists I have been so much happier and have been appreciating life so much more. They are also great if you are feeling down, you can look over old lists and see all the awesome things that have happened and dig deep to find things you are grateful for in that moment even if they seem small. So here goes:

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❤ Being silly at he Gym with Sarah.

❤ Getting back into eating salad. I love the colours of salad, they really help cheer a meal up.

❤ Wearing my new trainers. They are so comfy and to top it off they are purple and turquoise.

❤ Decorating this little notebook with tonnes of stickers. It is now relevant to all of my interests- unicorns, dinosaurs and happiness.

❤ Feeling a wee bit creative.

❤ Stroking a super fluffy black cat.

❤ I somehow managed to get a 1st on my cultural theory essay at uni. So proud of myself because I found that essay really hard.

❤ Going out for breakfast with my boo. It’s such a nice meal and it makes a change being up and out doing fun things in the morning.

❤ Sunny Sunday selfies! Me and Oli went for a little picnic on the beach, It was super sunny when we left but by the time we got there it was getting chilly. We sat on the beach and ate ice-cream regardless.

❤ Swanpool is so pretty, I am blessed to live so close to it.

❤ Chatting to Jane (the owner of my favourite shop- Just Like This) we always have a nice natter.

❤ Coming inside when it’s really cold outside.

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❤ Awesome new pretties. I needed to get a new purse because my old one decided it didn’t want to be a purse any more and I managed to find the perfect one in town. It is so cute, has the exact right amount of card slots for me and is the perfect size. I love it so much. Having the right purse is so important- your hard earned cash deserves a beautiful home after all. My Crown and Glory order arrived the other day so after months of lusting over it I finally have a Lotta Rosie hairband in icecream! I also got my valentines day gift to myself in the post today. I treated myself to two valentines day exclusive candles from Ember Candle Co and they are beautiful. They smell like strawberries and cream and they make my heat sing. I think buying yourself a valentines day present is a great way to practice radical self love.

❤ I love finding heart shapes in nature and I found this lovely little petal staring up at me on my walk home from the bus stop today.

❤ Seeing an old lady with a rad streak of bubble-gum pink in her fringe, you go girl!

❤ “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars is totally my jam this week! It’s so uplifting and awesome.

I thought I’d end this post by sharing Gala Darling’s recent video about gratitude and how you can slip some practices into your life. She’s the reason I started making gratitude lists and her blog posts constantly inspire me so I hope this video inspires you too.

Toodles.

Sisterly Shopping Spree- Vlog

Me and my sister Jenny hopped on a train to our nearest big city, Plymouth, for a day of shopping and shenanigans. The aim was to have a look around the sales but honestly most of the stuff we got was full price. Jenny vlogged the day and I wanted to share it with you guys;

Yes, I didn’t realise that a station was called a station because you are stationary there. Why am I studying English at university?! Anyway, I hope you enjoyed that sneak peek into our lives. Make sure you check out and subscribe to Jenny’s Youtube channel. She’s working on posting more regularly this year so expect awesome things. We filmed a haul video when we got home and that should be up later this week so I will make sure I share it on here.

Toodles.

Happy Halloween- Pumpkin Carving

Halloween is my favourite time of year so it’s pretty odd that I had never carved a pumpkin before! That all changed this year when me and my sister gave it a go. I had so much fun! The hardest part was trying to take t he packaging off the little knives! I’m so proud of my Jack Skellington inspired pumpkin, I’ve impressed myself. Next year I will be more elaborate and create a masterpiece!

We decided to film the process for Jenny’s Youtube Channel and I thought it would be a fun thing to share with you guys!

As you can see we had a lot of fun and we really were that fast, magic! Tee hee. If you liked what you saw check out Jenny’s other videos and subscribe.

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I hope you all have a spooky Halloween! I’m off to put up some decorations before heading to a friends to watch scary movies.

Toodles.

October Glitterati Unboxing!

After waiting patiently for a few days my Glitterati box arrived on Saturday! I was so excited to see what was inside because I knew it had a bit of a Halloween theme and it’s no secret that I freaking love Halloween. I will admit I had a sneaky peek at some people’s photos on Facebook so I had a bit of an idea of what I would be getting but it was still a wonderful surprise to see what was in my box.

I also ordered myself a little treat which I got delivered with my box. So here is my unboxing video:

I know it’s a little bit all over the place but I tried! Hopefully next month I will be a wee bit more prepared.

Links to the products available online:

The Glitterati 

Mermaid Huge Glitter Bow (this usually comes on a stretchy elastic hair band but if you would prefer it on a metal band like mine just add a note at the checkout and you can have it done at no extra charge)

Glitter Devil Horns Headband

Glitter Bat Clips (these are just black ones)

Feather Bobby Pins

Ebony Lotta Rosie Headband (I called it the Whole Lotta Rosie in the video which is also on the website but is a wee bit bigger than the Lotta Rosie)

I love my box so much and am already itching to see what’s in store for next month. I think my favourite piece from this months box has to be the Lotta Rosie Headband. I have wanted one of these for ages and am so happy I got the black one. It will work with so many different looks and it hides my terrible roots beautifully! Thank you so much Sophie for being such a babe and thank you to the lovely Glitterati girls for always being fab.

Toodles!

Well I’ve survived 20 years!

I am now a 20 year old! Woooo! It was my birthday on Friday the 5th and I had a blast of a day. I started the day with presents and kisses in bed with my lovely boyfriend before being whisked off to Swanpool beach for a spot of lunch. Their ciabattas are so delicious, I could eat one everyday. I also had one of their famous, massive icecreams. I opted for the “Monkey Business” which consists of two scoops of vanilla icecream, clotted cream and chocolate coated dried banana all balanced on a cone. Nom!

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I then wandered to my Mum’s house to see her, my Sister and Nana. They greeted me by singing happy birthday then gave me some awesome cards and gifts. I chilled there for a bit before heading home. My super wonderful housemates surprised me by decorating the living room with floaty scarves and birthday banners. Sonera also made me a pink cake adorned with chocolate cats!

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Check out all of this cake! The pink one was made by Sonera, the brownie type one was made by Saskia and the lovely marble cake was made by my cousin Lewis. I was so spoilt for choice!

On to the evening! All my friends came round and bombarded me with more heartfelt gifts before we headed upstairs to parrrrrttty! We played a bunch of drinking games which resulted in Oli declaring his love to one of the neighbours and Saskia sticking her hand in our wormery! All in the name of dares of course. We then headed into town the dance the night away! We had the club pretty much all to ourselves which was kinda weird but also freaking cool because we could be total oddballs without being judged.

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Now I thought it would be nice to show you guys my presents! It’s also a nice way for me to say thank you to everyone who came to my party and everyone who gave me presents. I love you all so much and am so happy to have you in my life.

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Firstly my tattoo! I got this a few days before my birthday but it was paid for with birthday money from my Mum, Nana, Oli, Beth, Lowri and my Dad. I love it so much! The art work is by Bei Badgirl and tattooed by the fabulous Josie at Shaded Lady in Falmouth.

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And finally here’s a video of my bumper Claires haul I got using a voucher from my Uncle and his family. Sorry if it’s a bit sticky in places, my webcam was being odd.

I had a lovely day and hope to have a lovely year! Again that you to everyone who made my day special, sorry I haven’t mentioned you all by name.

Toodles!