Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Flowers and Freckles?

Hey guys! I thought i would do a blog post about why my blog is called 'Flowers and Freckless'. It may seem pretty obvious, but i have had a few questions asking about it. (i will try to make this as 'un-boring' as possible.) Hope you enjoy and thank you for reading!


Flowers may seem like a typical symbol of beauty, however i thought i would incorporate the word into my name because personally for me they represent so much more (excuse the cliche).
Each flower grows at its own pace, just like people, which shows that you shouldn't compare your start to someone elses middle as everyone as their own journey. It also reminds me that everyone is different. Flowers all look different and have different shapes, sizes and colours. Life for me is all about expression (through makeup and fashion) flowers can be bright and lively, or some simplistic and delicate. 
 So, if they are perceived as beautiful, then we all should value ourselves and recognize beauty in ourselves.  Lastly, (its nearly over i feel your pain) flowers have different parts, i interpret this as though each part of the flower is symbolic of stages in someones journey. 


'Freckles are clusters of concentrated melanin which are most often visible on people with a fair complexion.'

 I decided to incorporate the word 'freckles' into my name because ever since i was younger, i have always had a few freckles on my nose, i know this is quite common with most people (sorry guys not too original) but, it reminded me of who i was then, compared to now. Even though i have changed physically and emotionally, i will still have my childhood in me, just like everyone right? For me it reminds me to remember who i am and where i come from, and how im still changing to find myself. (cliche once again but its true)

Now a quick response (please leave your answer in the comments)

1. What is you favourite daring beauty item or fashion item?
2. What is your favourite childhood memory? 

Leave a comment so i can check out your blog!

I would like to mention i have a bloglovin account, click here to follow, so i can follow you back! 

Look forward to the weekend! Thank you for reading!
Em x

Friday, 14 June 2013

Liebster Award

Hey Petals..so I have been nominated for the Liebster Award! I would just like to thank the lovely Naomi 
For nominating me! You should definitely check out her blog if you click here! I am very flattered and i would like to say a big thank you! If you are unsure about what the Liebster award is, it is basically an award for people who have under 200 followers or people just like myself new to blogger, to help expand them into the blogging world. 

The rules:
  • You must answer 11 questions set by the blogger who nominated you.
  • You yourself must then pick 11 blogs with under 200 followers to also be nominated for the award.
  • You must think up 11 questions for these nominees to answer & also notify them.
  • You must link back to the blogger who nominated you for the award.

Here are my 11 questions from Naomi: 

1. Liquid or gel eyeliner?
Liquid, its easier to apply (especially for a lazy person like myself)
2. Dresses or playsuits?
Definitely dresses, they are so versatile, and i have never really found a playsuit that suits my figure.  
3. Uggs or converse?
CONVERSE!! (i got a bit excited) these are my favourite shoes to wear ever, super comfortable and go with anything, i do love uggs though! 
4. Favorite perfume?
Lady million by Paco Rabanne or Lover Dose by Diesel they are the best all year round scents ever!
5. Your no.1 go to everyday beauty product?
My super affordable Mua (makeup academy) eye brow kit. (you can find this at superdrug for under £5) 
6. Brushes or no brushes?
Brushes all the way! Couldnt live without them!
7. Bottled fake tan or in store Spray tan?
Instore! I awful at doing my own!
8. If you could have any other hair colour other than your current one, what would it be?
Dark auburn, i love that colour sooo much! 
9. Lip gloss or Lipstick?
Lipstick everytime, i love my matte shades! 
10. Summer or winter?
With out a doubt Winter, i love summer, but i also love comfy over sized jumpers!
11. Favorite blog post to read? (e.g haul, review etc)
Hmmm! thats a tough one! i would have to say hauls, as i love shopping myself!

My Nominees:

(need two more nominees, im searching. i will update you tomorrow) 

My questions:

1.Dolly shoes or trainers (converse or vans etc)?
2. Favourite perfume?
3. Bold lip or neutral?
4. Full coverage or Light?
5. High end or drugstore?
6. Oversized or Fitted?
7. 'Go-to' makeup product?
8. Summer or Winter?
9. Something you can't live without?
10. Favourite starbucks drink?
11. What inspires you?

Sorry they are un-original!

I would just like to say another thank you Naomi! Check out her blog! Good luck everyone! Enjoy the weekend!
lots of love Em x

Sunday, 9 June 2013

face of the day

Hiya guys! Just thought i would do a little post letting you all know what makeup products i used today!
I went for a flawless face with a neutral eye and a pink lip.(my attempt to look summery) I just went out for lunch and went window shopping (unfortunately i had to resist the temptation of shopping as im saving up, painful for a shopaholic) However, really enjoyed using these products today, they were very wearable and perfect for an everyday look. Hope you enjoy!


The first product i used today was Estee Lauder's Double Wear foundation (stay in place makeup). Retailing at £27.50, Id definitely say it is worth the money. The foundation is full coverage and buildable (you dont even need a concealer, but feel free to use one! i still do). For someone who has suffered with acne i would say this product is suitable for oily/combination skin. The finish is more matte to satin than dewy on the skin, so might flake on dry skin. However, if you have normal skin and love a full coverage foundation this is one to try!  The consistency is quite runny, but drys quickly. It doesn't come with a pump so can be quite inconvenient, and hard to control the amount of product you want to use. (But to be honest im not too fussed). The foundation comes in a range of shades so is available for most people to purchase. The longevity of the product is superb in my opinion, I would say it lasts a good 10-14 hours, You may need to blot the skin throughout the day if you don't set the foundation with a powder or setting spray after application (this is quite common with most foundations anyway).  I haven't found that the foundation oxidises throughout the day, and it also contains SPF 10 which is a bonus and shouldn't be to harsh in pictures using flash photography. The product would be suitable for a weddings or big events to create a flawless look. I also think the packaging of the product is luxurious and looks expensive (it also looks very pretty in my makeup collection too)  Overall, I would say this is a great product that I enjoy using on an everyday basis.
 You can find this product online if you click  here or instore from an Estée Lauder counter. 


Today I skipped blush and rocked the bronzer. I used benefits well loved Hoola bronzing face powder. This product is great for all year round and suits a variety of skin colours
. I just applied a small amount in the hollows of my checks and onto my temples, it creates a defined yet natural look to the skin, it is also build able for a more Intense look). 
This product is a matte shade, which means it has no shimmer (so for all of you matte gals and guys this is the one for you) 
This product has great pigmentation, its not too powdery either and has a longevity of 5-6 hours depending on how much product is used.
 This product retails for £21.50, overall I would recommend trying this bronzer (besides if its not your cup of tea there are plenty others to try) The packaging is also super cute
This product is available at a Benefit counter In store at Debenhams (for us UK&European guys and gals) and also Sephora (for you US guys and gals) or click here to purchase online. 


For my highlight i used Mac's famous mineralise skin finish in 'soft and gentle', another well loved product on the market. Im crazy about this product as i think it gives a beautiful finish to the skin. It has a subtle shimmer to it with slight gold flecks to it. I just apply on top of the cheek bones, down the centre of the nose, tops of the temples and the Cupid's bow. (The Areas where the sun would hit my face) It's very natural, 'healthy glow'  on the skin that us guys and gals dream of. I would say it is suitable for a wide range of skin types. This product retails at £21.50 and is available at Mac in store or click here to purchase online. I would definitely recommend this product as you only have to used a small amount to get a subtle glow to the skin, its a lovely piece to have in your collection/makeup bag. 


The next product I used was the hyped-up naked palette by Urban Decay. (Its definitely worth the hype) I love this palette as it comes with a wide range of shades for creating everyday neutrals to an evening look. (My favourite looks super easy!) It comes with twelve shades, two matte shades and the rest shimmer shades. Shimmers are great for the centre of the lid and matte are perfect for a defined crease colour) The pigmentation is excellent, along with the longevity lasting 9-10 hours ( If prepped with an eye lid primer) It's a great palette for travelling as it has every colour you would need to create a neutral eye, or even something more daring. 
(Smokey eye perhaps) 
Today I used the colour 'Sin' in the inner corner, then 'Side Car' in the centre of the eye, 'Hustle' in the crease of my eye lid and Then 'Virgin' as a highlight underneath the brow bone. I love the combination of these colours, it looks so pretty (it looks like I spend hours on my eye makeup when it took 2 minutes)
With this product retailing at £36 I would definitely recommend purchasing this palette (I know you will love it as much as I do) it's a lovely palette to if you are starting a makeup collection and just want a 'go to palette' for everyday. (or even if you just experiment with basic shadows its very handy) this product is available online at an Urban Decay counter at sephora or debenhams, or click here to purchase online.


The mascara i used was 17's 'VA VA VOOM'. This is a recent purchase of mine from my local drugstore 'Boots'. So far i have been enjoying this product as the thick wand adds volume and also helps too provide more length to the lashes. Im not a big fan of the packaging but hey-ho! (its just a mascara)  I would recommend using a brown mascara if you want a subtle look on the eyes (more natural) and a black mascara if you want to achieve a more dramatic look.
This products retails for under £10,You can pick this product up online here

The last product i used today was this Moisture drench lipstick by No7. This is a great lip product, as it is very moisturizing and would suit many different skin tones. There are also a good range of colours to choose from. I picked up the colour 'Mulberry' as it's more of a red toned pink than blue (i tend to use this product when im not daring enough to wear my red lipstick, I also blot my lips with tissue, so theres not much product on the lips, i find it looks more flattering) This lip product has great pigmentation for a drug store lip product, and i would say its longevity lasts up to 4 hours (depending how much product is applied, and if you eat etc). Lastly, the packaging is lovely, it feels really expensive, its sleek and a great lipstick to have in your makeup bag for everyday use. 
You can purchase this product here online. (sorry US) 

Thank you for reading. Hope you enjoyed! 
Look forward to the weekend!
love from em x

Saturday, 8 June 2013

50 random facts

Hey guys, I thought id do a tag today, it seems like a nice way to introduce myself more.
I chose the 50 random facts tag as i thought it would be fun to make and pretty interesting.
I also did this with my blog sister Curls&Comets, so check out her tag, and browse at her blog.

Here we go!

1. I'm obsessed with shopping (i mean obsessed)
2. I was born with bright red hair (i have learned to embrace my red locks!)
3. I always procrastinate
4. I absolutely love Indian food and Chinese food (and pretty much anything processed, Mc Donalds here i come)
5. I have had acne for nearly 5 years
6. My favourite scent is vanilla
7. My favourite perfume is Lady Million by Paco Rabanne / Lover dose by Diesel
8. I drink water like i breath oxygen
9. I have two rabbits, a cat and a tortoise
10. I wear Converse everyday (my all time favorite shoe)
11. I love Lipton ice tea its incredible and amazing and amazing
12. In obsessed with Top shop (especially there frilly socks I nearly own every pair)
13. My middle name is Jane
14. I have green eyes
15. My favourite film is Finding Nemo
16. I love love love vintage
17. I go to the gym (2-3) times a week (i love it)
18. I can never tell if i prefer baths or showers
19. I don't have a specific style (i wear what i want depending on my mood)
20. I want tattoo's
21. I have been bullied in the past
22. I have a growing makeup collection (high end and drugstore)
23. The only jeans i can wear are by Top shop (no surprise there) they are called the 'Joni' Jeans
24. My phone is like my child
25. I love sleeping but rarely have a lay in
26. Most of my wardrobe is monochrome (boring i know)
27. My friend smashed my iPhone by accident after me just owning it a week (yes i cried)
28. I would never ever ever ever ever ever wear dolly shoes
29. I love red lipstick soooooooo much (mac's viva glam 5 in particular)
30. Most foundations i own are always full coverage
31. I can never go to sleep if my room is a mess (slightly ocd)
32. I have two older brothers (they are absolutely amazing)
33. My dream is to be a You tuber
34. When im older i want a room full of bed (yes, loads of mattresses, pillows and blankets)
35. My shoe size is a 7
36. I love living by the sea
37. Singing is all i do (even in my sleep)
38. Im secretly from the Ghetto (shhh, don't tell)
39. Im so jealous of http://curlsandcometsblog.blogspot.co.uk/ 's style
40. My mum is my inspiration, and my dad is my hero
41. I own too many blushers (most of them are cracked, hey-ho)
42. I always change my bed room around
43. My favourite colour is black (tone, shade; tomato, tomatoe)
44. I make a mean brownie
45. I love meeting new people
46. I always try to put others first (unless its the last bottle of iced tea)
47. I get so stressed if things don't go how they were planned
48. I love travelling
49. I used to live in the London borough (i don't miss a thing)
50. I want to inspire other people to inspire other people to inspire other people

Hope you enjoyed! Thank you so much for reading!
Love Em x

Friday, 7 June 2013

Introduction to my blog

Hello! It's Em here!

I'm new to the blogging world, I would like to create a space for anyone to be inspired. I love reading other blogs which inspire me and make me feel confident in my own skin. I love reading about other peoples interests, so I thought I'd write about my own. My blogs will be discussing beauty and fashion items and also my own little journey to inspire others. I also enjoy learning about food and lifestyle as it has a big influence on today's generation. I would eventually like to up load videos onto my YouTube channel (flowersandfreckless), I have been part of the YouTube community for nearly four years, watching beauty guru's such as Uglyfaceofbeauty, Beautycrush and Zoella80390.
However, just never had the confidence to make my own video on my channel, but eventually will in the future.
Reading blogs and watching YouTube taught me to always be yourself and do things that make you happy! (Rather cliche, I know..but its true!) I want to make others live by that! It helped me find my own style and how to use makeup.

Although I'm still a young person,  I have learnt a lot about beauty and fashion over the years, but I still like to try new products discovering what works for me and what doesn't. So I am here to share my thoughts and opinions of different items, giving you my recommendations or 'please don't try this product' (haha) type reviews so you can find what works best for you. 

Before I say farewell, I would like to mention I will try to post as often as I can.
Ask any questions you wish, leave them in a comment below! Thank you for reading! Enjoy the sunshine!

Bye-bye! Em x