Two Funerals, A Birthday and a Head Injury…. Its been so long!

Well Hello My Gorgeous Readers,

It has been a fair few months since I have sat down to write to you and lots has happened some which you can guess from the post title.

Granny and her husband Stan

I started the year losing my ex’s Gran she lost her battle with Lung Cancer and passed away on January 6th. I had a lot of respect and love for Granny she had been in my life since I was 16 so, It was a very hard saying goodbye and even harder seeing my in laws for the first time in 2 years. Thankfully my amazing best Friend Tom was there to hold my hand, wipe away my tears and cuddle me, I don’t think I could have got through that without him.

I got a little wrapped up in family at that point as I am sure you can understand and when I was ready to come back and start bringing you reviews, looks and even videos I lost my Uncle Kevin and my world fell apart a bit. Uncle Kevin was my favourite Uncle I had an awful lot of love for him for things he had done for me throughout my younger years and I always used to stay with him, his wife and my two cousins when I was younger. The hardest thing about this situation was that my Dad and Uncle Kev weren’t on speaking terms so, the lead up to his passing was very difficult having to see how distraught my Dad was especially when he thought that he may not get to make peace with him as Uncle Kev was unconscious. View Full Post

Happy New Year Ghostbuster Style!

Who ya gonna call?

I hope you all had a brilliant New Year and are all looking forward to 2013.

We had an amzing night spent at The Haunt in Brighton for their Ghostbusters New Years Eve Party and even had a 30ft Marshmallow man. I rolled in at 6am and my lipstick was still fully in place, I bloody love MAC’s Russian Red!

I thought I would share some of the pictures from our night out, I hope you enjoy.

Ems xo

The Instagram Pic!
The Outfit and stupid pose!
My Amazing top 🙂
pretty party posing
More posing
Me and My baby Sister
The 30ft Marshmallow Man, me and George

 

And the fun starts….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness Month – A Personal Post!

Hey My Beauties!

I wanted to do a post about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and wasn’t quite sure what to post so, I thought I would do more of a personal post.

I currently have a small lump in my breast, should I have started it that way? Straight to the point I suppose, No I haven’t yet been to the Doctors which means I don’t know if its just lumpy tissue, a cyst or the big C. I know many of you will sit there and think silly girl go to the Doctors now but read on a little and you may understand why I leave it a few days.

I have been on the at risk list for around 5 years, my Mum had Breast Cancer when she was 35 and I have had several lumps in my breast since since I was around 21. I will be screened earlier than most women because of this and when I do find a lump I get seen very quickly.

The reason I leave it a few days is because the previous lumps have been nothing or mastitis so, usually in a few days the pain goes away and the lump reduces in size until its gone.

This time is a little different as it is in the other breast that I have never had a problem with and the lump is fairly large but I still want to see if it goes down by itself before I really start panicking.

I would like to say to all women that read my blog if you don’t check your breasts regularly you should! And most certainly if you discover a lump for the first time painful or not get yourself straight to the Doctors.

I am pretty sure mine is nothing but of course it is better to be safe than sorry so, if the lump is still there Friday I can assure you I will be straight to the Doctors going through my usual examination and referral to have a biopsy and scan.

I may seem calm in this post but like anyone I am shitting myself but I look back at the past 7 lumps and chill out a little.

I will keep you updated on the outcome!

Love

Ems xo

For more advice check out these links: http://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/ and http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-breast-female/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Highlights of The Week

Beautiful Brighton Beach & West Pier early evening
Morning Lovelies!
I thought I would try and bring a bit more of a personal post to you once a week so you can get to know me a little better and get a look into what I have been doing.
Here are the highlights of last week:
Tuesday I had a random evening out, I always find unplanned randomness is the most fun. My good friend Tom messaged and asked me to join him for an evening of Beer, Beach BBQ’s and movies. It was a lovely night we haven’t seen each other for a while so, it was great catching up with him and chatting about dates and other things going on in our lives whilst the sun went down. We went through a few beers, some Ben and Jerry’s cookie dough and quite a bit of p*ss taking from him, no night with Tom is normal without some kind of p*ss taking.
Freshly burnt finger due to forgetting utensils #Idiot
Friday was Date night! I have been chatting to this lovely guy for a few months now and we finally managed to get together for a few drinks in my local, some food and then a few movies. I had been really excited about this one as we just seemed to click from the minute we started chatting. The date went really well and he has said he would like to see me again so, watch this space. 
Date Night Look
 I am a little sceptical when it comes to second dates because they never seem to happen for me so, I never get my hopes up or getting too excited because I would get really hurt on a regular basis. I think the only person I have been on more than one date with is Tom but that’s because he isn’t into me like that *Insert huge frowny face*, I suppose you could call them “Mate Dates”. Tom and I initially met through a dating site we hit it off and have been very good friends ever since meeting around 3 months ago, I would totally date him and he knows it but its not going to happen! 
Anyway enough of that lets move onto Saturday, I had a surprise visitor who arrived with the most beautiful bunch of flowers for me. I haven’t had flowers brought for me for at least 9 years so, for him to say ” I was in the area and drove passed a florist and thought Ahhh I will get some flowers for Ems that will make her smile” did just that put a huge grin on my face. I cant name the person because he said if people find out they will think he has gone soft, it wasn’t soft at all it just proved what an amazing friend he is.
So, that was my weeks highlights, I hope you enjoyed a bit of a look into what goes on when I am not blogging about Beauty etc and I will leave you with a picture of my beautiful flowers,
Ems xo

The Birthday Treat – The Used Meet and Greet and Illamasqua Haul

I meant to post this sometime ago but, it had to go on the back burner as the last few weeks have been incredibly busy with Hospital appointments and what not.
As a lot of you know the week following my birthday I was lucky enough to go to a meet and greet with one of my favourite bands The Used. My sister and I ventured to London on the cold and wet Saturday; we started off at Illamasqua’s flagship store in London.
The visit to Illamasqua was a last minute thing because as some of you are aware I had treated myself to some items for my birthday but the delivery company they use, My Hermes, delivered my parcel to the wrong address twice! I was desperate for the items I had ordered and even though I had to miss out on my industry discount I wanted the items too badly.

I brought the following items: Fundamental Palette, Precision Ink in Abyss, Masquara in Raven, Medium Pencil in Paddle, Nail Varnish in Scorn and Scorch and finally Cream Pigment in Hollow. This haul hurt my wallet extensively and seeing as at that point I had paid twice for it you can imagine what my bank balance looked like afterwards, it was so worth it though because all of the items that I have actually played with are amazing. I am yet to use the Fundamental Palette or swatch the colours so I will do another post probably later today with swatches.

Once my bank card was well and truly broken we headed over to Kingston’s Hippodrome to see The Used; I have to admit Sarah and I were like little girls as this is a band we have followed for a few years and the first time seeing them live. We queued in the rain for what felt like forever but once the line started moving it really started moving. 
Once inside we spied the merch stall (and the very hot merch guy ha-ha) and got ourselves the vest that appears in the Merch Haul post. We both changed into our new merch as this is something we always do when we get stuff at gigs and then the waiting began.
 We were lucky enough to get a great spot at the side of the stage so we really were close to the action. Quinn and Bert arrived onstage and played a short acoustic set which truly was amazing, that man’s voice sounds no different live than on the CD itself.
I like to tell myself he is pointing at me ha ha
The set finished and we were told to make our way to the back area of the venue, Sarah and I have never moved so fast because we really didn’t like the thought of being number 699 and 700, we managed to get in line about 50 people back and then we waited and waited and waited some more.
About 30 minutes passed and then the line started moving, I personally was shaking and very excited and then finally came the moment to meet Jepher, Quinn, Dan and Bert. I had been trying to think of what I was going to say to them but nothing unique came into my head. When I reached the table I was greeted by Jepher and all I could say was thank you for the most amazing birthday present to which he replied “Oh Happy Birthday Sweetie”, I rambled something about being old so he asked how old I was and when I told him his reply was “Ahhh that’s not old I turned 80 recently” with a huge grin on his face. I missed out on talking to Quinn because Jepher carried on but I would not change it.
Sarah’s head and then from R-L: Jepher, Quinn, Dan and Bert
 We were rushed through Quinn and Dan to get to Mr McCracken himself now I was really shaking, we had been told no pictures with the guys although, we had seen a few people ask and be allowed so we thought we would ask but, Bert’s manager said no. Bert was so lovely about it and looked genuinely upset that he couldn’t and said “if you are coming to the gig tomorrow come see us after and I will make sure you get your picture” we told him we weren’t and he looked really sad and all he could say was sorry. If I am honest I don’t care about the photo I got to meet them and that’s something I may never get the chance to do again.
So, that ends the most amazing weekend and birthday in a long time, it will take some beating I can tell you. I hope you enjoyed reading my rambled post and if you haven’t already check out The Used’s new album Vulnerable you won’t be disappointed.
Ems xo