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You know those annoying people who ask annoying questions like if you could only choose one product you can't live without and you could literally choose a sibling you'd have to save in a fire before choosing that one product.. Well I know. I know the product! The product I constantly have anxiety for when it could possibly discontinue. 
Ladies and gents.. this here is the No Filter finishing powder in shade Alabaster. This baby saves me from 2 hour sleeps and crusty Sunday mornings. 
Not only does it hide spots like a boss, it doesn't crease - it also brightens and illuminates the skin too without making you appear too flat. 
I'm in total love and I only found this product after browsing the NYX counter, waiting for sister.
I had just finished the YSL touche ├ęclat blur perfector and I wasn't overly impressed especially as I found it to be really expensive for a needless addition to your make up bag. If you want a long lasting finishing powder, give this a go!
So yeah, I've got my self in the foot now because do I post this and risk you all buying it or do I keep it to myself. 
I'm too good to you guys, man. 

THE ONE

Recently I attended an event with Redken that saw my hair go through the transformation of blonde into a magical blue-purple-pastel!


The CityBeats event was one of my favourites! I arrived at Loreal Academy to a gorgeous spread of breakfast and my hairdresser Paco from Live True Vauxhall was all ready to make the transformation. You can check out the results of City Beats, the range, as well the other bloggers on their instagram here. After the event, Redken gifted me the anti-snap and colour maintenance products listed here to maintain maximum strength and shine. I'm now on my second bottles and live in anxiety for when there would be a world without.. I needed you all to know just how bloody fabulous these products really are!  It's obvious to state that with over processed hair it needs to be looked after and I'm not going to lie and say I look after my hair well. I sleep with my hair tied, forget to brush it.. all those sorts of things. I know, I know I'm a villain right? Well Redken has my back and I'm forever thankful for these products even existing to maintain my dream hair!
After the event I went all blue and from going through the changes of blonde, purple and then blue, my hair is still strong with a gorgeous shine!
Redken can be quite pricey and obviously if you want an amazing hair colour, you need to invest in the maintenance of it too.. If investing into all the products isn't in your budget, I definitely recommend you invest in one, whatever your hair colour - (You can find Redken Strengthening Builder Here) as well as the whole release of their city beats collection on the Redken Instagram Page! 

BLUE HAIR | REDKEN

Four pieces you cry? Yes. Four investments. The pieces you can rely on.. these fabulous four will always be there to stare out your ex's new beaut, or save your sorry ass when you made the choice to go for that dress. 

Firstly, the four should be timeless and seasonal.. A piece of jewellery, a watch, a handbag and shoes.
Obvious to state? Maybe so but knowing these items could save you a lot of last minute plan stress so yeah, just get to know.

Another thing to note, these investments also need to last you. They're called investments for a reason. You don't exactly need to break the bank though.. One of my 'forever watches' is a fossil watch and it is priced here at only £105 - but the secret it is.. It's crisp, clean, silver and even in that H&M basic knit, it will add that expensive touch to your outfit.

You also need these items to be versatile and simple. They need to be able to be worn with absolutely everything you own, EVER. 

If slip on's are your chosen shoe, go for black? Easy to team with everything. Seriously what is life without black clothing and shoes, I can't bare to even think about it. Maybe go for a shiny black for a bit of a classic touch. I can't help but choose platforms to be one of mine. I feel instantly better about myself when I'm taller and a lot of them are very light-weight so are comfortable!

The jewellery is everything. Minimal would be timeless or go statement for your own personal style. I class 3 of my rings as one because they are my everything, ok. 

When selecting your ultimate bag - You already know your baby I'm sure - I bet your bottom dollar it can fit everything inside but the kitchen sink.. if it doesn't, you need got move on.
This bag needs to not only fit life inside but also look like you've got this. I guess when you think about it, you COULD opt for a smaller one if you HAVE got life sorted. But seriously if you can survive with just a little handbag and not even a canvas bag here and there, I NEED TO KNOW HOW.

THE INVESTMENT FOUR

All of the outfit -  Zara | Sunglasses | Shop Floor Whore

Check are dominating tumblr (yes, tumblr still exists) and instagram - I'm actually guilty for looking up chef trousers to get them on the cheap. I'm actually obsessed and in true Emily I went the whole hog. As seen on the likes of some of my favourite instagram babes, check is great for making a statement, whether you decide to just opt for some check piggy pants, shirt or just the specs, it's a great way to add a bit of something to the plate if you're sick of safe colour/patterns!

CHECK | MAKING A STATEMENT

(Trousers | Primark - Hoody | Zara)

I was standing at the bus stop waiting for the 137 to Oxford Circus when it happened. The moment. That very moment... I knew winter was gone. There was that dry feeling in the air that was masking over the winter breeze that always slaps you in the face when you're already feeling like an actual ice cube. Shut your eyes for a second and just think.. Hold on, don't shut them yet, I need to describe to you those very moments of sheer bliss and in moments you'll be checking on flights for the summer holidays! Imagine rich blue skies with airplanes soaring across the sky, the sun blaring onto your bare shoulders, as you lick your ice cream, enjoying the atmosphere as you are sat round a picnic with your besties. Imagine festivals, music, dancing away into the summer night with a cup of cider and glitter on your eyes. Imagine waking up to a weekend packed full of trips to the beach or a Sunday at the local food markets where everyone will be, smiles on their face, drinking a cold one at the pub outside with your friends.. I could go and on about summer. It's honestly my favourite time of year and I promise you friends, it's just around the corner!

SUNSHINE SUNDAY'S


Hoops are in and for me, they literally SCREAM Vicky Pollard. I don't know, I think I'm scarred by their comeback in mid-00's when all the popular, sporty janenormanbaggedpurpleeyeshadowed kids wore them. But back they are and I'm rolling with it. I reckon there's a few things that need to be considered though before wearing hooped earrings..

ALL BLACK EVERYTHING. Optional of course. Actually, I'm changing my mind as I type this,  I mean, just don't go crazy ok.

Choose your hairstyle wisely... A sleek do could actually look nice, just consider the whole of your outfit. Maybe sleek hair with tracksuit bottoms and a puffa jacket isn't the wisest choice.

Don't buy cheap hoops. Nothing screams inexpensive than black steel- metal marks. Try these babies!

Don't wear purple eye shadow or liploss. Why? Because 2001 said so.

A scrunchy is OK. Scrunchies are always OK.

Smile. This isn't a joke. You should always make the effort to smile.. Espeically wearing hoop earrings. Your intimidation has been brought up a notch.


Probably best to skip the puffa on this occasion. It's not -10 degrees anymore.. although those silver beauties in Urban Outfitters right now actually make me wish it was.

HOW TO WEAR | HOOPS

Why does one need a whole post to showcase new brushes? One could also argue the time it takes to read this and how one could definitely be putting in a wash or peeling potatoes for a roast (other such related Sunday ventures). Here's the thing, my brushes were getting a bit rusty, this collection is cute AF and I needed you to know because the brand aren't well established and need to be, that ok with you? I promise you, the spuds can wait.
Brushes can sometimes be used for show AMIRIGHT? You're literally lying if your tell me you don't mind a cheap old bunch from just anywhere. It's probably like 70 per cent the packaging that you invest in and these are the babies I have in mind! I'll start with the fact that not only did I win these, followed by plans to give away as a Christmas Present, that in fact when they arrived I found them to now (decided to keep them and 3 months down the line) to be the best brushes I have ever owned. I know, right? Even over my trusty Real Techniques.
I'll admit at first I found them to be quite heavy in comparison to my other brushes but the bristles are smooth and not a single strand has fell out. Normally I wouldn't suggest such a post but I think it goes to show that other brands although I didn't invest in, are actually worth it. Don't give all of the big, multi millionaire brands all of your dollar,- cough I'm looking at you MAC THAT STILL TEST ON ANIMALS - Spread the love!

NEW SEASON, NEW BRUSHES

SHOP THE LOOK: JACKET & HAT - VINTAGE | TROUSERS - TOPSHOP | CHAIN - OASIS (BIRMINGHAM) | SHIRT - ASOS | PLATFORMS - OFFICE | NECKLACE - HERE | RINGS - HERE

It was a Thursday when I saw this girl standing on the other side of the room at a social event with the most irresistible neck piece I have ever seen in my life. Here I am months later with a friend who makes the fucking things. SHE MAKES THEM. 
I introduce to you all, The Alkonost! 
Kimmy Dawn has beautifully crafted these handmade, eco-friendly and unisex pieces in London and I couldn't believe the hardwork and passion she has in her work.
When we met for London Fashion Week she told me of her plans and events coming up and it's so exciting to witness such talent and dedication. With a feature in Oh Comely and exhibiting in events I  definitely needed to contribute in someway and get on board to promote such a brand!
Please, if you like her pieces, get behind local and small businesses and let them grow and build.
 It's small, hardworking businesses that feel it when it comes to lack of finances and it would be amazing to see her newest work come to life!
Treat yourself, it's nearly payday mannnn 

THE ALKONOST