Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Lush tea tree water toner review | Handpicked Beauty

Hey everyone,

Recently I have been using the Lush tea tree toner water as a part of my skincare routine. I use it after the Clarins exfoliating toner.

I absolutely love this! It isn't drying at all, and it leaves my skin feeling so fresh and clean. The tea tree helps to calm down any redness or angry blemishes that I have. It isn't a miracle worker, and I wouldn't say that it cures spots, but it definitely gives my skin some TLC when it is looking bad ( which is very frequent haha). It helps to soothe and calm down my skin. It isn't harsh at all and has never broken me out, so I would recommend it even if you have really sensitive skin.

I love the fact that it is in a spray bottle, as less product is wasted. I use three sprays over my face and then wait for it to sink in before applying my moisturiser. I love the packaging of this!

I have the small version which was £3.95, and I have been using it since January and it's still full of product, which is a bargain.

Have you tried this? Do you use any Lush skincare products?


(Not a sponsored post, all my own opinions and ideas)

Monday, 28 April 2014


I am so obsessed with daisies at the moment! I have been seeing them in so many shops. These are my favourite daisy themed things that I reallyyy want!

What do you think about the daisy trend?

Friday, 25 April 2014

My everyday makeup and hair routine for spring | video ♡

hey everyone,

I just uploaded my everyday makeup and hair routine for Spring onto my YouTube. I figured it would be easier to show you all what products I use for everyday in a video :) I am not the best at makeup application so if you do your makeup differently to me, or don't like certain products, that's totally fine too; this is just what works for me! I really hope you all enjoy this video and it would mean so much to me if you subscribed or gave it a little thumbs up :) If you make videos, please leave the name of your channel in the comments so I can subscribe! 
Lots of love,
PS: Happy Friday! Hope you all have an amazing weekend <3

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Easter Chick

A little of a joke egg from my Mum :P

Some family friends came over on Easter Sunday and brought their new baby chicks! They are sooooo cute :) I was cuddling them all the time, I really want to get some chicks! Also very fitting for the Easter time. 

Hope you all had an amazing Easter! <3 Emma-Kate xxx

Saturday, 12 April 2014

A few favourites | Handpicked Beauty

Hey everyone, I thought I'd show you a few things that I have been liking recently! And a few pictures I have taken :)

I love this drink from innocent! It tastes soo good and its really healthy too.

 I am so obsessed with this cute bird decoration. Some friends gave it to me and I have it on the handle of my wardrobe. 

I received this gorgeous Cath Kidston purse from my cousins and I love it soo much! I feel so sophisticated when I get it out of my bag to pay for stuff ;P it has loads of cute compartments and I had so much fun sorting out what I put in each little pocket :) 

I have been using this white musk body spray; it's so summery.

I bought this lip gloss in the Accessorize sale; I'm usually not a huge fan of Accessorize makeup but this is a lovely lip gloss. It  has loads of tiny glitter particles and I just put it in the centre of my lips to make them look a little fuller.

This porcelain cup is so cute :) I drink tea from it all dayyyy ;P

My Mum gave me these sweets and they are SO good! They are a berry mix of jellybeans.

You can't beat posh chocolate in a tasteful wrapper!

I love these two yankee candles; honey blossom and fluffy towels. They smell soo good!

 I have been eating chocolate so much lately! Someone bought me this milk tray for my birthday and it has two levels full of chocolate. It is not good for me to be in possession of this but ah well. :P

I've been using these Ted Baker nail polishes all the time. I've never had a black nail polish before and I actually really like using it! The silver one is my favourite.

I love all of the spring flowers. The weather in the UK hasn't been too bad recently. It's not hot, but it's not freezing cold either, so I guess that's a start :)

I took some pictures of Finley and the chickens today, and I couldn't resist sharing them. It's the first time I've taken my camera outside and I am so happy with the results! None of these pictures are edited either, and I think they look really cool :) My chickens are called: Belle, Heidi, Professor Mcgonagall and Mildred. I named Belle and Heidi :)

I bought this cute heart from a shop called Bow Beauty, in Derbyshire. It was only £2.50 and I keep it on my bedside table.

Lots of love,

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

Some bits and pieces | Handpicked Beauty

Some bits and pieces

Hey everyone,
Sorry I have been MIA recently! I've been really busy and more than a little bit addicted to Pretty Little Liars. I heard so much about it and I just started watching it last week; I'm currently on season 1 episode 11. Do any of you guys watch it? I am already addicted but it does scare me quite a bit :P

Anyway, I picked up a few things from Boots today after an orthodontist appointment. Braces are going well; I just had them tightened and they hurt so bad but my teeth are looking really straight so I'm happy. 

I bought a Tresemm√© volumising shampoo as my hair has been looking so limp and flat recently. I also got a mini of the Soap and Glory 'Clean on me' shower gel and the 'Flake away' body exfoliater. I am so obsessed with S & G and I couldn't resist these cute minis. Although both were £2.50 which is more than a full size of my usual shower gel! 

I got this 17 Miracle Matte concealer stick as a complete random buy, it just jumped out from the shelf into my hand (story of my life haha). I have been looking for a new concealer so I hope this one turns out to be good! 

(Side note, I bought it then when I looked at it it was all broken inside and in a horrible condition. Being the socially awkward person I am, I debated just taking it home and trying to make it work, but somehow managed to ask at the shop for a new one after showing the receipt! Proud moment for me :P ) 

Have you bought anything recently?
Lots of love,